Tanya Conklin

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  • Guest Column:
    Responsibility

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    According to Google, responsibility is “the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something, or having control over someone”. In other words – authority, control, power and leadership. Those are powerful words! In my opinion, responsibility is something you are trusted with more and more as you grow older. Responsibility has to […]

  • October
    Good Character Reading!

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    Spokane County Library Suggests … Responsiblity Reading List “A Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons” by Cressida Cowell “A Pet For Petunia” by Paul Schmid “Al Capone Does My Shirts” by Gennifer Choldenko “Arthur Meets the President” by Marc Brown “Big Sister, Little Sister” by LeUyen Pham “Chief Rhino to the Rescue!” by Sam Lloyd “Children Make […]

  • World Character Day
    September 22, 2016

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    PACE reminds you that Thursday, September 22nd is Character Day, a global event linking Character and the Sciences. Recognize Character Day in your own way and join supporters in 70 countries who have planned over 40,000 events around the globe. Information regarding Character Day and a link to resources can be found at www.letitripple.org Global […]

  • September
    Good Character Reading!

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    Spokane County Library Suggests … Respect Reading List Picture books: “All the Colors of the Earth” by Sheila Hamanaka “Amazing Grace” by Mary Hoffman “Arthur’s Eyes” by Marc Brown “Arthur’s Nose” by Marc Brown “Big Words for Little People” by Jamie Lee Curtis “Butterfly House” by Eve Bunting “Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes “Each Living Thing” […]

  • Guest Column:
    A Lesson in Respect

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    A few weeks ago, my daughter received a lecture about showing more respect at home. It was not the first lecture of its kind. In true preteen style, it was met with an eye roll and a bored, “I know, I know …” It was a frustrating moment. With as many times as we had […]

  • Guest Column:
    Gratitude

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    A Few Thoughts on Gratitude By Rev. Linda Bartholomew, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection One of my favorite contemporary theologians is Paul McCartney. Don’t you marvel at how being one of the Beatles was only the start of his career, and how he has had things to say not only about love and life, but […]

  • Guest Column:
    Generosity

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    “Unselfish giving and sharing of resources, time and talents with others.” Performance. Professionalism. Responsiveness. Service. These are the themes that emerged when our community was recently asked to describe the Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD). Our firefighters do indeed spend their days and nights preparing for and responding to emergencies to protect people, property and […]

  • 2016 PACE Awards

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    Over 380 guests gathered on May 24 at the Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center to celebrate 49 outstanding students who personify the PACE character traits. Three local businesses were also recognized with PACE Partner “Best Practice” Awards for their efforts to support and promote good character in our community. Emcee, Robyn Nance of KXLY welcomed the attendees […]

  • Guest Column:
    Integrity

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    INTEGRITY Famous 1970s pop singer Jackson Brown once advised others to “live so that when your children think of caring, fairness and integrity, they think of you.” The definition of “integrity” is the “quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.” The origin of the word integrity is integrate.  People with integrity usually are […]