KWSO News for 11/5/19

The Warm Springs Comp and Benefits Fair kicks off today at 9am with 2 sessions today and tomorrow at the Warm Springs Community Center Social Hall. The first Session today will be from 9am-10:30am, and 2nd session from 2pm-3:30. They will go over things like 401k, Medical/Dental/Vision, Flexible spending and will have vendor company representatives at the Fair

Make sure to stop by and get your questions answered.  The final day you can submit your paperwork for the Benefits will be November 22nd.

Warm Springs Tribal Member Johnathan Courtney will be a keynote speaker at the Veteran’s Military Suicide Prevention Conference being held this month.  The conference will focus on discussing key tools for supporting our under-served veterans, which include women services members, service members of color, LGBTQ service members and more. Courtney who currently serves as the Chairman for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Dept of Oregon Veterans Health and wellness Committee aims to use his experience to lead suicide prevention efforts in his community.  The conference is being held in Clackamas from Nov 20-22.

The Joint Health Commission held a meeting yesterday at the Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center. One of the items on their agenda was the MOU between St. Charles and Managed care that will help with Oregon Health Plan Medicaid reimbursement. The Joint Health Commission is comprised of the Warm Springs Health and Human Services Branch, Indian Health Services and the Health and Welfare committee.

It’s the time of year when there are more vehicle collisions with wildlife. That’s because it’s getting darker earlier. It’s also deer mating season – and that means they’re even more likely to dart across roads. Northwest Public Broadcasting’s Courtney Flatt has more