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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Guest Column: Responsibility

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,…

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October Good Character Reading!

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,…

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World Character Day September 22, 2016

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….

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September Good Character Reading!

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” by Joanne Ryder
“Freedom Summer” by Deborah Wiles
“Grouchy Ladybug” by Eric Carle
“Happy Lion” by Louise Fatio
“Jackie’s Bat” by Marybeth Lorbiecki
“Once a Mouse: a fable cut in wood” by Marcia Brown
“Smoky Night” by Eve Bunting
“The Berenstain Bears Show Some Respect” by Stan Berenstain
“Veronica” by Roger Duvoisin

Child:
“Between Earth &…

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Guest Column: A Lesson in Respect

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,…

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Guest Column: Gratitude

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,…

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