KWSO News for Wed. Mar. 27, 2019

The 2019 Miss Warm Springs Pageant set for this evening at the Agency Longhouse.  Dinner will be served at 5 as a farewell dinner for 2018 Miss Warm Springs Thyreicia “Reicie” Simtustus will present the crown to the new Miss Warm Springs.  The tradition started in 1955 during the Centennial celebration of the Treaty of 1855.  The first pageant happened in 1969 and since then this community event has been held annually with few exceptions.  To date, 41 women have served as Miss Warm Springs.

Papalaxsimisha and OHSU On-Track will have an information night this evening from 5:30-7pm in the Family Resource Center conference room.   On Track OHSU encourages students to pursue careers in the fields of health & medicine.  Papalaximisha is a program that encourages youth to pursue higher education.

On March 18th Tribal Council approved appointments to STIF or Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund Advisory Committee to review and recommend public transportation projects for funding.  The committee will meet this Thursday and again April 8th.  Those appointed are Andrea Breault, Melinda Poitra, Rose Mary Alarcon, Janell Smith, Tom Estimo Jr., Lyle Katchia and Lorien Stacona with alternates Frances Martinez and Michele Stacona.

Madras High School’s Skills USA is having their 2nd annual community Talent show at the Madras Performing Arts Center next Tuesday and Wednesday April 2nd and 3rd at 7pm.     Round 1 is tomorrow and Finals are Wednesday. Doors open at 6:30, shows are at 7 both evenings. Tickets will be sold at the door. Everyone who attend will be entered be entered in to a raffle for door prizes on the first night, winners will be announced on the second night. Door prizes include passes to Silverwood Theme Park and Oaks Park skate passes. You must be present to win.  Skills USA is an organization that helps develop student personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.