Calendar for Mon. Nov. 11, 2019

  • Today is Veteran’s Day. Federal, State and Tribal offices are all closed.   There is no school today in the Jefferson County 509 J district.
  • In Warm Springs there will be a Veteran’s Parade starting on campus at 11am, finishing at the Community Center. A meal will be provided at noon followed by presentations and entertainment.
  • There will be a Veteran’s appreciation today at the Simnasho Longhouse with Washut services at 5 and a potluck dinner at 6.
  • Listen to KWSO this Veteran’s Day for special programming to honor all Veterans.
  • Today is the deadline for COBO registration for Boys and Girls in Grades 5th through 8th. You must register your athlete online at Jefferson county cobo dot com. There is a scholarship available up to $150. If you have any questions, call Austin Say @ 541-777-1393

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be holding a public meeting tomorrow from 12pm-5:30pm at the Agency Longhouse and Wednesday from 12pm-6pm at the Greeley Heights Community Building. The topics will be the Highway 26 Warm Springs Safety Corridor Plan, Intersection upgrades and more. Come and Visit with the Representatives from ODOT to have all your questions answered and review Safety Corridor Plans.

Central Oregon Community College is celebrating Native American Heritage Month. This Wednesday and Thursday they are having a screening of: Navajo Code Talkers of World War 2, a Documentary Film that features five warriors from the Navajo Nation who served as Code Talkers. On Wednesday the screening takes place at the Madras COCC campus from 5:30pm-7pm and on Thursday the screening is at the Bend Campus from 4pm-5:30pm. For More Information call 541-318-3782

The Annual Fall book fair at the Warm Springs K thru 8 continues thru this Friday.  It will be open from 7:45am-4pm, Plus they will stay open until 7pm this Wednesday and Thursday during parent/teacher conferences.

The Warm Springs Community Action team is hosting a three day Financial Education Opportunity next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am – 4pm each day at the Agency Longhouse.  They will offer the entire Financial Skills for Families class over the three days.  The class is a requirement for Oregon IDA initiative clients.  If you need to make up part of the series – this is a great chance to do that.  Contact Nettie to sign up for the modules you need.  There will also be a chance to participate in the Vital Tribal Economies Survey.   Call 541-553-3148 if you have any questions.

Now is the time for students planning to attend college or technical school next fall by completing the requirements for the Tribal Scholarship which includes filing a FAFSA for financial assistance. Details are now available at KWSO dot org – click on the slide that says Tribal Scholarship.

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.

The 2020 Census begins April 1st.   The Census is now hiring.  You can learn more online at 2020 census dot gov slash jobs  (

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.

The IIM or Individual Indian Money office for the Bureau of Indian affairs Warm Springs Agency ​is closed.  If you need assistance – you can call the Trust Beneficiary Center at 888-678-6836 or call Kevin Moore at the Umatilla Agency at 541-278-3786.