Calendar Thu., May 15, 2019

Community Calendar for Thursday May 16, 2019

  • Due to a water main break near Shitike Creek – there is again a boil water order in effect for Warm Springs. Folks should bring water to a rolling boil for three minutes to use for cooking, drinking, brushing teeth and washing dishes.  Warm Springs Early Childhood Education will remain closed at least until Monday due to the order.  Everyone is asked to boil their water for use but if you are unable to do that – there will be bottled water distribution 8am-5:30 pm at the old Warm Springs Elementary School Library.
  • Warm Springs Tribal Council will be in session today for a Financial Overview in the morning and a 2020 Budget Overview in the afternoon.
  • The Senior Wellness Center is having Senior lunch at noon – on the menu: chicken enchiladas, brown Spanish rice, vegetarian beans and fruit. Seniors 60 and older eat for free, 59 and under are $5 and youth under 13 are $3 at the Senior Wellness Center.
  • The Native American Program Legal Aid Services of Oregon is having a walk-in intake clinic today from 10am until noon at the Community Action Team office. Free civil legal service is available to eligible tribal members. Stop by to find out if the program can help with your legal need.
  • There is an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting today at noon at the counseling center and Narcotics Anonymous meeting at 6pm at the Shaker Church.
  • There is Ichishkin Class today from noon-1:00 at the Museum. Bring your own lunch.
  • There is social dance class today at 4:00 in the Community Center aerobics room.
  • Warm Springs Nation Little League games today – The Warriors play at Culver. In Tee Ball Play today: It’s the Cardinals vs. the A’s on campus & the Braves vs. the Gamblers on Campus behind Fire & Safety.
  • Charles Madras invites the public to celebrate healing and hope at its Hospital Week Celebration today from 5-6pm in the hospital’s Healing Garden.
  • Art Adventure Gallery will hold its opening reception of its new exhibit this evening from 5:30-7pm. It features artwork inspired by the 2019 Jefferson County Community Read selection from author Noah Strycker titled “Birding Without Borders.” Everyone is invited to meet the author and view the exhibit.

Friday 5/17

  • Jefferson County Read events will be held near Warm Springs this Friday. There will be a birding event at 9am tomorrow at the Pelton Wildlife Overlook on Dizney Lane above the Pelton Reregulating Dam. At 10:30 there will be birding at the Museum at Warm Springs nature trail and a presentation by the author will follow at noon at the Museum with snacks & drinks provided. The book is available for checkout at the Warm Springs & Jefferson County libraries and for sale at both libraries and the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday 5/18

  • Indian Head Casino & Plateau Travel Plaza will hold a Relay for Life Jefferson County 4-person golf scramble tournament fundraiser on Saturday at Desert Peaks Golf Course in Madras. For information contact Janell Smith 541-325-1472.
  • The Madras High School Girls’ Basketball Program is having a team fundraiser on Saturday in Madras. They are having a car wash and can/bottle drive in the Les Schwab parking lot from 10am to 2pm. You can also contact coaches Jerin Say, Butch David or Tony Holliday for can/bottle pick-ups.

Wildfires happen.  To ensure you have the best chance of surviving a wildfire – protect your home with defensible space – that creates a 30 foot perimeter around your home.  Clean up any combustibles and yard debris before fire season.  Debris can be taken to the landfill or you can get a burn permit at Fire Management.  Remember not to burn on windy days – and do it in the morning, before temperatures heat up.  This is one thing you can do to be prepared for wildfire season.

The US Census Bureau is hiring census takers for the 2020 Census in Warm Springs. Hourly wages are around $15 an hour with weekly paydays. This income will not affect a person’s TANF or SNAP benefits or HUD eligibility. Applications are due by May 31. Click HERE to apply or call 1-855-562-2020 for assistance.

Next Tuesday May 21st is Election Day in Oregon.  Registered voters are reminded to mark their ballot, put it in the envelope provided, sign the back and return the ballot to an official ballot drop box by 8pm on Tuesday.  In Warm Springs the ballot drop box is on Campus across the street from the Post Office.  Today is probably the last day to stamp and mail your ballot back to ensure it makes it by Tuesday.

Jefferson County and Culver first graders’ annual Gift of Literacy event will be on Friday, May 24th from 9:30am to 1pm at the Performing Arts Center.  Students will meet children’s author Eric Kimmel who will lead them in creating stories of their own. Kids will also meet book characters Pete the Cat and Splat the Cat, reading and art projects and games.