KWSO News 3/4/19

The Warm Springs Community Action Team’s Tribal Council Forum for Agency and Seekseequa candidates will happen tomorrow evening. The two districts are being combined for one forum, after both being postponed last week due to the snow. The forum will focus on Economic Development. There will be a dinner at 5:30 and the forum is from 6:30-9:30 at the agency longhouse. KWSO will air the forum live.

The family of a Wapato woman who has been missing since early October is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to her location. Relatives of Rosenda Sophia Strong recently completed an online fundraiser in which they sought donations for the reward fund. They have also been doing different fundraising sales on their own. The 31-year-old mother of four is 5 feet tall and 150 pounds. Strong was last seen Oct. 2 by family when she left with a friend in an older Nissan car to go to Legends Casino in Toppenish. Her brother, Christopher Strong, filed a missing person report the next day. Rosenda Strong is a citizen of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and a descendant of the Yakama Nation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Yakama Nation Police Department.

The Madras girls’ season came to end on Saturday with a loss to Philomath 50-32 in the first round of the Class 4A girls basketball state playoffs at Philomath High School. Jiana Smith-Francis led Madras with 10 points. Monika Stacona added six points on two 3-pointers. The Buffaloes’ season ended with a 15-9 record.

The No. 6 Trinity Lutheran Saints fell to No. 5 Nixyaawii 59-42 in the Class 1A boys basketball state championship game Saturday night at Baker High School.