Calendar for Wed. May 14, 2019

Funeral Arrangements for LaLovi L. “Watkilx” Jackson

  • Overnight Washut followed all denominations services at the Simnasho Longhouse the evening of May 15th
  • Burial Thursday morning at Red Lake Cemetery


  • The 10th Annual Language Knowledge Bowl, hosted by the Umatilla Tribes, is today at Wildhorse Resort & Casino in Pendleton.  Good Luck to all the participants!
  • A Jefferson County Victims Assistance advocate is at the Victims of Crime Services office today.  VOCS is located at 1108 Wasco Street. Folks can get help with things like case assistance, paperwork, and other resources.   Call 553-2293 if you have questions..
  • The Land Use Planning Committee will meet today from 9-noon at the Tribal Admin Building, conference room 3.
  • There is Senior Fitness Class this morning at 10:45 at the Senior Center – following class, participants can enjoy a meal. On the menu: smoked salmon salad, upside down cake and a fruit smoothie.
  • The Native American Program Legal Aid Services of Oregon will have a walk-in intake clinic today from 1:30-3:30pm and tomorrow 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.
  • Mom, Dad & Baby Group is Wednesday from 2-3pm at the Family Resource Center.  This is for all parents, families & caregivers who take care of a baby or young child.   They offer a snack, an activity, a craft and breastfeeding support.  To learn more contact MCH Nurse Allie Anderson at 541-553-2460.
  • Warm Springs Nation Little League games today –  Minor Softball plays at Crook County.  Tee Ball Teams have practice today.
  • Warm Springs Christian Fellowship has bible study at 6pm at the Senior Center.
  • The Warm Springs Baptist Church has Bible Study and Prayer this evening at 6:00.
  • Team Trivia at Wild Winds Station in Madras is this evening at 7pm. It’s a fundraiser for Jefferson County Relay for Life.

Thursday 5/16

The Jefferson County Read selection is “Birding Without Borders” by Noah Stricker.  The Art Adventure Gallery will hold its opening reception of its new exhibit tomorrow evening from 5:30-7pm. It features artwork inspired by the book.   Everyone is invited to meet the author and view the exhibit.    Friday there will be a birding event at 9am at the Pelton Wildlife Overlook Park.   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.

The 1910 Indian Shaker Church is accepting donations of clothing and other items for its rummage sale fundraisers. If you would like to donate, contact Josie Williams 360-640-8221.

The Warm Springs K-8 middle school art classes would like to learn local, Native crafts–especially beading. They are looking for several local volunteers to come in and help teach beading or another craft to the students. If you are interested in helping, contact Kayla Goold by emailing or call/text 781-728-9824.

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 on Apply Now at 2020 Census dot gov forward slash jobs or call 1-855-562-2020 for assistance.

Be prepared for fire season by creating a GO KIT in case you have to evacuate due to a wildfire.  In addition to including a change of clothes and valuables, make sure you have any needed medications,   prescriptions, documents, identification, insurance cards and a printed list of contact phone numbers. This is one thing you can do to be prepared for wildfire season.