Community Calendar for Tuesday May 28, 2019
- The Early Childhood Education Center is closed today due to issues in the kitchen.
- Tribal Council will hear updates today from Natural Resources, Health& Human Services and Education this morning. Later this afternoon will be updates from Public Safety, Development and Tribal Court.
- Today’s Senior Lunch at noon is beef fajitas, brown rice, vegetarian beans and jello with 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 – Junior Baseball is at Madras. Major Baseball, Major Softball and the Braves all have home games. Tee Ball Teams have practice today.
- The Health & Welfare Committee is conducting a Community Satisfaction Survey this evening at the Community Center Social Hall from 5:30-7pm. The information gathered will help guide upcoming efforts.
- There is a Victim Impact Panel this evening from 6-7:30 at the Warm Springs Baptist Church. Community members are welcome to attend and listen.
- 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.
- The Trauma, Healing and Resiliency Conference – a methamphetamine and suicide prevention initiative will be held at the Warm Springs Community Center. This is a change of location. The Conference is Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30-4:30 each day. For more information contact Rosanna Jackson at the Prevention office 541-615-0036.
- There is a food handler’s class on Thursday from 2-4pm at the clinic atrium.
- The 3rd Annual Ich’Inun Summer Jam Powwow Slam, honoring all 2019 graduates, is Thursday at the Warm Springs K-8 Academy. It’s open to the public. There’s a dinner from 4:30-6. The social powwow is from 6-9pm. Dancers of all ages are welcome.
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.
Warm Springs Sanitation reminds residents to place their tote at the road. This will help them save time so they can do all the scheduled pick up with the staff and equipment they have available right now. If you have questions – call the landfill at 553-3163.
The Native Youth Exploring Higher Education summer camp at Washington State University is taking applications now through June 15th. The free camp is July 15-19 and is open to students who will enter grades 9-10 in the fall. It’s for students to learn about college opportunities and education. Information and registration is available online.
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 US Census Bureau is hiring census takers for the 2020 Census in Warm Springs. Applications are due by May 31. Click on Apply Now at 2020Census.gov/jobs or call 1-855-562-2020 for assistance.
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.
The Madras Downtown Association and Tananawit are holding salmon bake fundraiser on June 8th starting at 5pm until sold out. Salmon plates will be served at Wild Bleu.