Guest Column: Respect

Respect can mean a lot of things in a lot of different situations. As an athlete, respect comes into play in every aspect of a sport. Playing in a game or match, practicing, communicating with your teammates and coaches,…

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Guest Column: Gratitude

I like smiles, and I even like smiling. But the truth is, I often don’t feel like smiling. Stress often squashes the smile.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard a superstar athlete say,…

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Guest Column: Integrity

As an airman in the Air Force I learned very quickly about integrity.  It is one of the Air Force’s core values.  “Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do!”  It isn’t a slogan, it is an expectation. …

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Guest Column: Courage

I have been in the firefighting profession for 24 years. Currently, I am proud to serve at Station 3 in Liberty Lake with the Spokane Valley Fire Department. During my career people often comment on the courage it takes to be a firefighter….

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Guest Column: Trustworthiness

“You can trust me.” The line in every movie that when uttered raises eyebrows of suspicion. Trustworthiness is an elusive trait but is often at the top of the list of characteristics to describe your closest friends. It can take years of trials and tribulations to earn trust….

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Guest Column: Diligence

I am at the tail-end of what can only be described as excruciating rehabilitation process. For those who do not know, I broke my ankle just 8 months ago and to think I would be able to return to play in such a short amount of time was seemingly only a wishful thought back then….

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Guest Column: Honesty

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. is said to have remarked about children: “Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by them.” So for the PACE February character trait of the month honesty guest column,…

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PACE Partner of the Month: Dingus, Zarecor & Associates PLLC

…The PACE leadership team would like recognize Dingus, Zarecor & Associates PLLC, as the Partner of the Month for December.

DZA is an annual financial supporter as a bronze sponsor of the PACE Awards held each May. In addition, DZA routinely awards employees for exemplifying the PACE character trait of the month.

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Guest Column: Caring for our Pets

The PACE character trait for December is caring. Have you ever thought about how much your pet cares for you? That unconditional love that gives us joy, amusement, and fond memories; those big eyes that stare while you eat your dinner….

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PACE Partner KiDDS Dental: 2016 Candy Buy Back…Citizenship at Work!

Once again PACE Partner KiDDS Dental helped celebrate good citizenship by supporting troops overseas.  The 9th Annual Great Candy Buy Back was held at KiDDS Dental in Liberty Lake resulting in over 1000 pounds of candy collected – all of which is on its way to our active military along with letters and pictures of thanks to troops through Operation Gratitude….

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Guest Column: Citizenship

Of all the PACE character traits, perhaps none engender more consternation, sanctimony, or passion than citizenship. Inherently subjective in nature, the concept itself has been bandied about and debated since the very dawn of the western democratic ideal amongst the sixth century BCE city-states of ancient Greece….

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Pet Ownership: Responsibility Saves Lives

October is Adopt-a-Shelter Pet Month. This article is in recognition of this and our trait of the month responsibility.

Responsible Pet Guardianship Saves Lives! Dogs and cats have been domesticated and in our homes for 10,000 years….

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