Community Calendar for Tuesday February 19, 2019
- Here are the items on the Tribal Council’s agenda this morning – updates from the Secretary-Treasurer, the March agenda, travel delegations and minutes review. This afternoon there is a legislative update call, an update on the Fishing Code and enrollments.
- Today for Senior Lunch at noon – it’s Indian Taco Tuesday. Seniors 60 and older eat for free, 59 and under are $5 and youth under 13 are $3 at the Senior Wellness Center.
- A Jefferson County Veterans Service Outreach officer will be in Warm Springs at the Senior Center today. They will be available to answer questions during and after the senior meal.
- In Warm Springs today, there is an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at noon, a Relapse Prevention Group also at noon, Men’s Group at 1:00 and an Alcohol & Drug Education class at 3:30 – all at the Behavioral Health Center.
- There is a Fish & Wildlife Committee meeting starting at 1:00 pm Tribal Admin ~ Conference Rm 3.
- The Jefferson County Food Bank is located at 556 SE Seventh Street in Madras. They are open for distribution this afternoon.
- Voc Rehab in Warm Springs will hold an orientation session today at 3:00 in Behavioral Health Center conference room. Those who cannot make it to one of the scheduled weekly sessions can call 541-553-4952 to request a one-on-one orientation.
- There is a Pathways Home Native Home Ownership class this evening from 5:30-7:30 at the Credit Building. They will cover Module #4 – Evaluating Credit for Home Ownership.
- Madras High School Girls Basketball teams play at Estacada High School today. Boys Basketball is at home for their final game of the regular season. That means, it is Senior Night for the boys. Listen to the Varsity game live on KWSO.
- The Jefferson County Library will have a free Family Craft Night this evening at 6:00 at the Rodriguez Annex. It’s open to all ages.
- There is a Wellbriety Warriors Accepting Recovery meeting this evening from 6:30-8:30 at the Community Center Social Hall. It is open to anyone seeking sobriety and wellness.
- A Jefferson County Victims Assistance advocate will be in Warm Springs tomorrow at the Victims of Crime Services office. Folks can get help with things like case assistance, paperwork, and other resources. Appointments can also be made for other times. For information call Ken Clark 541-475-4452 or VOCS 553-2293.
- There is a Trivia Night fundraiser at Wildwinds Station in Madras tomorrow at 7pm. Proceeds benefit Jefferson County Relay for Life.
- A Senate Bill 13 Tribal History Community Input meeting will take place on Thursday at the Agency Longhouse. They are looking for input on Tribal Sovereignty. There will be breakfast at 8:30 and the first session is from 9am to noon. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by the second session.
- There’s a Tule Mat Class where folks will make coaster and necklace size mats on Thursday from 1:30-3:30pm in the Community Center Social Hall.
- There is a food handler’s class Thursday from 2-4pm in the I H S atrium.
- The Warm Springs Community Action Team is hosting Tribal Council Candidates’ Forums on Economic Development Issues. The Simnasho District Forum will be on Thursday at Simnasho Longhouse. A dinner will be provided at 5:30 and the forum will be from 6:30-9:30. The Seekseequa District Forum will be on February 26th and Agency District Forum on February 27th.
- The American Cancer Society Relay for Life Jefferson County kickoff party and Business After Hours will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Thursday at 5:30.
Warm Springs Higher Education reminds students who plan to apply for the Tribal Scholarship that you should apply for FAFSA, the State Need Grant and Oregon Opportunity Grant before March 1st to be eligible for more funding. The Tribal Scholarship Early Bird deadline is May 1st – students who turn in application packets by this date will be eligible for certain school supplies. The regular deadline is July 1st. Talk to Carroll at the Higher Ed office for more information.
The Jefferson County Winter Shelter is located at the Madras Free Methodist Church from 6pm to 7am on especially cold nights. Call 541-325-2478 to find out if the shelter will be open.
The referendum on enrollment for Warm Springs Tribal Members from is on March 15th. The referendum question asks Tribal voters to add the 1980 census to the list of baseline census years for determining the Confederated Tribes blood quantum.
The Warm Springs Community Action Team’s AARP Tax Aide is doing free tax preparation and filing by appointment only. Call 541-553-3148 or stop by the CAT office on campus to reserve a time.
The 26th Annual Warm Springs Cougars All-Indian High School Boys & Girls Basketball Championships are April 5-7 in Warm Springs. They are taking entries up until March 22nd. Contact Tourney Director Austin Greene at the Recreation Office for more info.