- Because of ongoing water issues in Warm Springs – there is no school today at the Warm Springs K-8 Academy however parent-teacher conferences will take place as scheduled and the Book Fair is open in the K8 Community Room.
- The Warm Springs Early Childhood Education Center is closed for children again today.
- ECE Staff do need to report to work.
- All Tribal Offices are open today.
- The Warm Springs I.H.S. clinic will be providing only limited services until water is fully restored. MINIMAL staff will be available only in medical, pharmacy, and lab.
- The Boys & Girls Club of Warm Springs is open 8am – 5pm today.
- Today’s Comp & Benefits and Open Enrollment Fair will be rescheduled.
Work continues on repairing a 14 inch water main break. The break resulted in a loss of pressure to the Agency water system and caused water outages for many homes and businesses.
- There is a boil water notice in effect for all Agency Areas – plus Upper Dry Creek and Sunnyside. As a precaution – to ensure safe water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and preparing food – you need to boil water for one minute and then let cool before use.
- Water testing has begun to monitor water quality.
- The boil water notice will remain in effect once water is restored – until testing results confirm everything is okay.
- If you have water – please boil it for use.
- If you have no water – drinking water – is available at the Old Elementary School Library.
- Save your water jugs for re-use. There is a plan to set up a water distribution station today where you can fill containers. Be listening for details.
- There will be a Mt. Hood Meadows winter clothing giveaway this afternoon starting at 2pm at the Community Center. There will be Meadows Uniform Jackets and assorted other winter items. First come, first served.
- Wellness of Warm Springs will meet tomorrow at noon at the Family Resource Center conference room. An I H S pharmacist will be the guest to talk about the tobacco cessation program. There are several options available to help folks quit using tobacco. Lunch will be provided to all participants.
- The Art Adventure Gallery will have an opening reception for its newest exhibit “Observed, Imagined & Remembered” by Erik Sandgren tomorrow from 5:30-7pm at the gallery located at 185 SE 5th Street in Madras.
Warm Springs will begin its Veteran’s Day celebration on Saturday with a lunch at the Agency Longhouse with author Paul Rosier who wrote “Serving Their Country”. Mr. Rosier will share the history of the many tribes who served in combat. Kids are welcome to color their posters for the parade, and artists can set up their tables FREE OF CHARGE. On Sunday at 11am, church bells will signal the town to stop for a moment of silence in remembrance of those who were killed in action. Also on Sunday, from noon to 2:00 will be parade decorating, lineup and judging. At 2pm, the parade will start from the old elementary school. For more information call (541) 460-8212 or visit W S A L A 48 dot org.
The Jefferson County Scholl District 509-J is having a Substitute Recruitment Fair on Wednesday November 14 at the Madras Performing Arts Center. Doors will open at 9am, orientation will start promptly at 9:30. An open house will follow where folks can complete application paperwork and fingerprinting.
COCC’s First Nations Student Union is presenting an evening of Native American Flute Music with guest Clem Picard on Thursday November 15 from 5:30-7pm at the Hitchcock Auditorium on the Bend Campus. It is free and open to the public.
The Warm Springs Youth Jam 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held Saturday November 17th starting at 1pm at the Warm Springs Youth Center Gym. There are 3 categories – 5-9 years, ($15 entry fee per team) 10-13 ($25 entry fee per team) and 14-18 ($25 entry fee per team). In the evening there will the Warm Springs Youth Jam concert and a rap battle. Rappers pay an $8 entry fee. Admission to the concert will be $6 or $3 if you bring a toy for the Warm Springs Toy Drive. To learn more contact Cameron Smith Lucero.