Today is September 28 – there are 186 days left until Census 2020 begins. It’s estimated that every tribal citizen not counted will cost their Tribal Government $3000 in lost federal support for services. The Warm Springs Complete Count Committee encourages you to be counted.
The memorial and stone setting for Deborah Brown Scott, April Juanita Scott and Grace Sybil Kalama is today. The stone setting will be at the Simnasho Cemetery at 10am . A meal and giveaway will follow at the Simnasho Longhouse. Drummers are requested.
- The Madras Farmers and Artisans Market is today from 9am to 2pm at Sahalee Park.
- There is an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting this morning at 10 at Community Counseling.
- The Warm Springs Police DARE program is having a Car Show today at Indian Head Casino from noon until 5pm. All proceeds go to DARE.
- The Jim Pepper Music and Arts Festival is today from 11am – 8pm at Parkrose High School in Portland. The event is free.
Simansho Washut Services will start up again this Sunday at the Simnasho Longhouse.
There will be a Wana Pa Koot Koot Elders Tour on Wednesday this week. They will meet and start at 9am at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center. They will visit The Dalles Petroglyph, Columbia Hills State Park and Pear Paw Rock.
3 Warriors Market in Simnasho has moved to their fall and winter hours. Monday thru Thursday the are open 7am – 7pm. Friday’s hours are 7am – 6pm. On the weekend – 3 Warriors is open 8am – 6pm.
- The Johnson O’Malley Committee for Warm Springs Families is now accepting Applications for the fall activity allowance. This can be for activities such as Rodeo, Dance, Sports, Camps, etc. You can pick up an application at the Higher Education Office upstairs at the Education Building or online packets can be downloaded at www.kwso.org. The deadline to apply is this coming Monday.
- There will be a meeting of the KWSO Community Advisory Board this coming Monday at 3pm here at the Warm Springs Media Center. The meeting is open to the public.
Warm Springs Geo Visions is hosting an open house on October 18th to share with Tribal Members and the General Public about the work they do which includes the Cultural Resources Division which is dedicated to the protection and preservation of Cultural Resources. The open house is October 18th at the Geo Visions office in the Industrial Park from 10am – 2pm. Please RSVP so they can be sure to have enough food. (Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 386-209-0472.)
Become a SMART Reader. SMART stands for “start making a reader today” and is a volunteer program that pairs readers with 1st grade students in Warm Springs. On Thursdays from 4-5pm they get together at the Warm Springs K-8 Academy afterschool 21st Century Learning Program. If you are interested – call 541-797-7726.
Volunteers are now being recruited for the Warm Springs Tribes 2020 Point in Time Survey. The survey is an annual effort to identify the number of people in our community that do not have a stable, safe and secure place to live – including those temporarily living with family or friends. Doing the annual count helps with planning and brining resources to address housing needs. There will be a Volunteer Information Session on October 1st at 5:30pm the Tribal Social Services Building in the Industrial Park. Contact Buffy Hurtado to learn more at 541-615-0141.
A thunderstorm event on August 10th this year caused flash flooding that may have washed out livestock fence. Producers suffering sever fence damage due to this storm event may be eligible for assistance under the USDA Emergency Conservation Program. To request assistance contact the Central Oregon FSA office at 541-923-4358. Sign up is October 1st thru October 30th.