Community Calendar for Tuesday May 21, 2019
- Today is a special district election day in Oregon. For your ballot to be counted it needs to be turned in by 8pm at an official ballot drop box. Boxes are located at the Jefferson County Clerk’s office, Culver City Hall, Metolius City Hall, Crook River Ranch Admin Building, and in Warm Springs on Campus across the street from the Post Office.
- Here is what is on today’s Tribal Council agenda: updates from Credit, Power & Water and Telecom this morning. In the afternoon are updates on Warm Springs Timber LLC, Indian Head Gaming, Plateau Travel Plaza and Kahneeta.
- A Jefferson County Veterans Service Outreach officer will be at the Warm Springs Senior Center today during and after the senior meal.
- The Range Committee meets today at 9am at the Tribal Admin Building, conference room 3.
- Today’s Senior Lunch at noon is oven fried smelt, mashed potatoes, roasted Brussel sprouts 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 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.
- Warm Springs Nation Little League games today – The Braves play in Prineville. Jajor Softball and Junior Softball play in Madras and Junior Baseball is at Bend North. The Warriors host Sisters. Tee Ball Teams have practice today.
- There is a Warriors for Wellbriety meeting this evening at High Lookee Lodge. They have drum practice at 6:30 and the meeting is at 7:30.
- Warm Springs Recreation will host the Lil’ Miss Warm Springs Pageant tomorrow. There’s a dinner at 5pm and the pageant will follow at the Community Center.
Taking the necessary steps to prepare for a wildfire can drastically increase survival chances of both life and property. Before fire season is here – trim any low hanging braches within a 30 foot perimeter around your home and any other structures on your property. Be Safe by being prepared. This is one thing you can do to be prepared for wildfire season.
2019 Tribal Salmon Camp, hosted by the Nez Perce Tribe at Camp Wittman is August 11-17. Students in grades 6-8 who are members or descendants from the four treaty tribes may apply. It’s a free six-day camp and a stipend will be provided after successful completion. They will learn about salmon, restoration projects, and traditional ecology through hands on experience with tribal professionals. To apply go www.critfc.org. The deadline is May 31st.
If you have unused or expired medications you need to get rid of, the Warm Springs Health & Wellness Center now has a MedSafe drop box to dispose of old meds. Bring them to large blue box located in the pharmacy waiting area to safely dispose of unneeded medications.
The Boys & Girls Club of Warm Springs is enrolling now for its summer program. Membership forms are available at the Club. The Summer Program will be available weekdays from 8am to 5pm, meals provided through the summer. The member fee is $25. FMI: 541-553-2323. Scholarships are available through Warm Springs Housing – stop by their office to apply.
Tribal Council is advertising vacancies on the following committees: Culture & Heritage; Education; Health & Welfare; Land Use Planning; Range, Irrigation & Agriculture; Timber; and Fish & Wildlife. Letters of interest and resumes must be submitted to Secretary- Treasurer Michele Stacona by 5pm on June 7th. Vacancies on the Water Control Board, Ventures Board, Tribal Employment Rights Office Commission and Credit Board have a deadline of June 14th to apply.
Canyon Ranch Kids Camp is coming up in June. It’s a Christian Camp for boys and girls ages 8-13. Girls’ camp is June 18-20 and boys camp June 21-23. For more information contact Gladys Grant 541-325-2650.