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- The deadline for the Museum at Warm Springs Tribal Member Art Exhibit is this Friday. Contact Natalie Kirk if you have any questions.
- A senior citizen fitness class is held Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 10:45 at the Senior Building. After class, participants can eat brunch. Today’s meal will be Shrimp & Avocado Salad.
- At Behavioral Health Center the Group “On Second Thought” will be meeting from 10am to 11am
- The Warm Springs Annual Holiday Toy Drive Committee will have their first meeting today at 11am at the Emergency Management Office next to the old Warm Springs Elementary Library. Anyone interested in volunteering is invited to participate.
- On the Fitness Calendar: Functional Fitness at noon in the Aerobics room at the Community Center, Piyo class is at the Health & Wellness Center – also at noon.
- There is a Behavior Health Walk-In Clinic today – appointments are available between 1 and 5pm. The Medical Social Workers at the clinic can help with screenings, assessments, crisis intervention and many other things for children, adolescents and adults.
- Smith Rock State Park will host its annual Oregon Archaeology Celebration lecture this evening at the park’s welcome center in Terrebonne. The talks are free but there is a $5 day use parking fee. This evening’s presentation is “Life and Art on the Columbia Plateau” with Aurolyn Stwyer.
- The Jefferson County Library Film Center in Madras is showing – Biggest Little Farm rated PG, this Friday Night. Showtime is 7:30. Films are free and refreshments are available.
- The Eugene Greene American Legion presents a Welcome Home Korean War Era Veterans event this Saturday at the Warm Springs Community Center. The event starts with a parade at 11am followed by a noon awards lunch. To learn more call 541-460-8212.
- The Warm Springs Firefighter Memorial is this Saturday at the Agency Longhouse. Registration starts at 11am. Lunch is at noon. Grand Entry at 2. Recognition and presentations are at 3. For more information contact Luther Clements at 541-553-3136.
- The Jaime “Chili Guy” Tohet Memorial Rodeo is tomorrow at 1pm at the Simnasho Rodeo Grounds. Events include the Wild Horse Race, a 2 plus 1 Wild Horse Race, Ranch Bronc Riding and a Junior Wild Cold Race PLUS Extra kid events. There is also a 16 mile Endurance Horse Race. Everyone is Welcome!
Madras Football and Girls Basketball will benefit from a 4 person golf scramble tournament next Saturday at Desert Peaks in Madras. The deadline to sign up is tomorrow.
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.
Starting Monday the Community Center will move to their fall and winter hours. 8am – 8pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, 8am – 9pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8am – 5pm on Fridays.
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 thru October 30th.
The Native American Music Awards are November 2nd in Niagara Falls New York. Voting is now open online. Local Musicians nominated for awards are: Kalliah Jackson who sings with Corey Rae White on “Dimmer” which is in the Best Independent Recording by a New Artist Single Release category. Blue Flames for Best Rap Hip Hop Music Video for “Stand Up.” And Bigg B featuring N8 is up for Best Music Video Recording for “Deep End”. You can check out nominations online at https://www.nativeamericanmusicawards.com/vote-now where there is also a link to voting.
Warm Springs Red Cross is having a meeting for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer on Thursday October 10th at noon at the Family Resource Center. They will also be talking about the upcoming Smoke Detector check and replacement Effort.
If you are experiencing issues with your Warm Springs Telecom services – they ask you please call them at 541-615-0555. You must call in for technicians to respond, troubleshoot and resolve your issue.