News Stories for Tue., Sep. 19, 2017

The Western States Indian Regional Finals Rodeo is September 30th and October 1st at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Madras.  DMJ Automotive of Warm Springs is sponsoring the event. Owner Delford Johnson says there will be standard rodeo events, as well as Mutton Bustin’ for the kids and one added event – Wild Cow Milking. For entry information, call Cheryl Tom at (541)460-1354. Call backs are September 19th.

Madras White Buffalo Volleyball won their first match of the season yesterday, beating Gladstone 15-25, 26-24, 18-25, 26-25, 15-12 to improve to 1-2 in the Tri-Valley Conference. MHS Volleyball coach Brianna Hewson said, “the girls played great and I’m very proud of them. They focused did their jobs and played their game. Each time they were down they stayed positive and came back. After the first set they really picked it up and played hard showing how badly they wanted it. The intensity remained high and we finally got out of our heads. Now to keep the momentum rolling into the next!”

The Warm Springs Community Action Team is asking folks to vote for the Warm Springs IDA Program in the Strong Communities Award contest sponsored by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, and submitted by its banking partner, Columbia Bank. The award is for organizations across the country that serve communities through small business and economic development projects. This year’s rural award contest is between the Warm Springs Community Action Team and organizations in three other communities in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Iowa. The winner will be awarded $15,000. Voting is being done online this week only. People can vote once a day through Friday. You can find the link to vote on the KWSO website in the local news section and on our Facebook page. Currently, the Warm Springs Community IDA Program has 121 participants, 21 of whom are saving in small business IDA’s, 23 for education, 48 are homeownership, nine for home renovation, 17 for vehicle purchase, and three for assisted technology. The program has 78 graduates to date.