The Plateau Travel Plaza has a general manager. Eric Angel’s background is in improving existing travel plazas, which he has been successful at. He told the Spilyay Tymoo that he is excited about the opportunity to work at the Plateau where everything is brand new. Be watching for job fairs as the opening date of the travel plaza nears. They are also looking for a name for the Travel Plaza restaurant. You will find details on the naming contest on the front page of the latest Spilyay Tymoo newspaper.
Madras High School will induct its second annual Sports Hall of Fame in January. Being inducted are the late Loren “Peewee” Corwin, class of 1951; Gregg Macy, class of 1961; Joe Stensgar, class of 1970; Kathy Pirrie Noethlich, class of 1972; Margaret Sturza, who began teacher at MHS in 1977 – she was also a coach and a highly respected and honored Athletic Director; Carrie Hawes Preston, class of 1995, Brian Miller, class of 1998 and the 1976-77 Girls Basketball Team. The class will be inducted on Jan. 19. Prior to the varsity boys basketball game against Estacada, the class will be introduced during a chili feed. They will also be introduced during halftime of the varsity game. Following the game, there will be a reception during which their careers will be highlighted and each will present acceptance speeches. The chili feed and reception are open to everyone.
The Warm Springs Community Action Team will move ahead with its business development project on campus. Tribal Council approved the relocation of the old commissary building, which is currently behind the post office. It will be moved to at Highway 26 and Paiute Avenue. Plans are to use the building as a small business development center. Read more about the project in the current edition Spilyay Tymoo newspaper that came out this week.
The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs will host national drone pilot training in January at the Warm Springs Unmanned Aerial System Test Range. Liz Stalford, test range manager, says that a growing number of businesses are using unmanned aerial systems to collect critical data that enhances productivity and cuts costs and they need licensed pilots who can fly drones. She says attendees will be getting a head start in the growing industry.
The Madras basketball teams traveled to Sweet Home yesterday. The varsity girls won pretty easily 85-30 and improved to 7-1 overall. Jayden Davis led Madras with 18 points, Lynden Harry had 12 points, seven steals and four assists. Kaliyah Iverson added 11 points and eight steals for the Buffs, Jiana Smith-Francis finished with 11 points, and Alesha Freeman scored 10.
The boys lost 90-76. Kanim Smith had 27 points and 10 rebounds to lead the White Buffs. Dapri Miller and Tyler Lockey scored 10 apiece.
The 2017 Madras High School Alumni Basketball fundraiser is happening tonight. Proceeds benefit the boys’ basketball program. It’s $5 to watch. And, the player fee is $30. It’s open to those who received an MHS Varsity Basketball Letter. That’s tonight at 7 at MHS.