This week – the Water and Wastewater Division of the Public Utilities Branch will be working alongside the GELCO contractor to finish the replacement and upgrade of the pressure reducing valves on the agency water system main lines. This work will be done at the George Street pressure reducing valve vault, the Kah-Nee-Ta vault and the South East vault (nearby the tribal administration building). The work is anticipated to take about three to four days. Reservoirs are being filled however there could be limited outages and residents are being notified. If you have any questions, call (541) 553-3246.
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- Tribal Council is in session today and on their agenda is an update from the Jefferson County 509J school district superintendant, a report on the Tribal Farm, a Taser Discussion with public safety and an IHS update, an IHS joint venture update and a Medicare Update.
- Central Oregon Thrive connects individual needs to community resources. They can help with housing, health, employment, social security and more. THRIVE is in Madras on Tuesdays at the Jefferson County Health Department from 10am until 1pm and again from 2-4pm. 30 minute walk in meetings are available – first come, first served
- Today’s Senior Lunch at noon is Pork Chops and Roasted Potato green bean casserole. Seniors 60 and older eat for free, 59 and under are $5 and youth under 13 are $3 at the Senior Wellness Center.
- At the Behavioral Health Center today: Alcoholics Anonymous from noon to 1pm, Relapse Prevention from noon to 1pm, Men’s Group from 1pm-2:30pm, and Adult Alcohol & Drug Education from 3:30pm-4:30pm
- The Jefferson County Food Bank is located at 556 SE Seventh Street in Madras. They are open for distribution this afternoon.
- The Jefferson County School District 509J is holding Community Engagement Sessions this week. Today they will meet at 5:30 in the Madras High School Commons and then tomorrow they will meet in Warm Springs at 5:30 in the K thru 8 Academy cafeteria.
- There is a Victim Impact Panel today from 6-7:30pm 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.
In Warm Springs the GROW Program is available to connect individuals to community resources. You can stop by the GROW program office to talk with Lorien or Isaac – they are located in the trailer on Wasco Street next to Warm Springs CPS.
Warm Springs Eagle Cross Country is at Juniper Hills for a meet today.
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 at the Warm Springs K-8 Academy afterschool 21st Century Learning Program. If you are interested – call 541-797-7726.
Warm Springs MCH is collaborating with the Family Preservation Program tomorrow from noon to 1 at the Family Resource Center for an Adult Baby Doll Circle Time. This is a parenting class that focuses on conscious discipline parenting techniques including how to calm your infant, show affection and have positive daily interactions.
Warm Springs Recreation’s Annual Great Pumpkin Party is tomorrow! There will be different categories that will be judged. Families should bring their own pumpkins and carving devices. Everyone is Welcome! Carving begins at 5:30pm, judging will take place at 7:30pm. There will be NDN Burgers, Frybread, Mummy Dogs and Homemade chili for sale. If you have any questions, contact Carol at 541-553-3243.
Rez Fest is Saturday November 2rd at the Warm Springs Community Center Social Hall. Doors open at 5 and the show starts at 5:30. This is an Alcohol & Drug Free Event. Performances by Warm Springs own Damage Overdose plus ethnic de generation from Kayenta Arizona Guardians from Sells Arizona, Bloodline from Gallup New Mexico, Justin Sayne N8v from Takilma Oregon – and Eagle Thunder will be there too. There is a fee for admission. All ages are welcome.
Warm Springs Tribal and Enterprise Employees are encouraged to attend the annual Health Benefits Meetings on November 5th and 6th at the Community Center Social Hall from 9am to 4pm There will be 2 sessions each day – 9am – 10:30 and 2 – 2:30pm.
The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs proposed 2020 Tribal Budget is now posted at the Tribal Administration Building, Warm Springs Market, Indian Health Services, Agency Longhouse, Three Warriors Market, Sidwalter Fire Hall, Simnasho Longhouse, Seekseequa Fire Hall and online at the Tribal Member Portal. To view the budget information online in the Tribal Member Portal go to “Finance” then “Annual Budget”. The Seekseequa District Meeting on the 2020 Budget is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday October 29th at the Seekseequa Fire Hall. Dinner is at 6pm and the meeting follows at 7. The Simnasho District Meeting is October 30th at the Simnasho Longhouse at 7. The Agency District Meeting is November 5th at the Agency Longhouse at 6.