Calendar for Wed. Dec. 4, 2019

  • Tribal Council is in Session today, on the Agenda: Tribal Attorney Update, Small Business Administration visit, Legislative Update Conference Call, Transfer Stations Update and SDPI Carryover Discussion.
  • The Project Zero challenge starts today. Weigh-ins are at the Community Center from 8-11:30 this morning and 1-4:30 at I.H.S. This fitness challenge is to have you maintain and not gain weight over the holidays. For More Information call Kacey or Jennifer at 541-553-2460. Today’s tip is to stick with water as your beverage of choice.
  • There is Senior Fitness Class this morning at 10:45 at the Senior Center – following class, participants can enjoy a meal. On the menu: Crab cakes.
  • Childbirth Education Class is Wednesdays from noon – 1pm at the Family Resource Center. This is a 3 week series that focuses on Pregnancy – Labor & Delivery – and Mom & Baby Care.  To learn more or find out when the series starts, contact Allie Anderson, MCH Nurse at 541-553-2460.
  • The Madras High School’s Native American Student Union will hold their meeting today in Mr. Jones room #6 during lunch.
  • Warm Springs Exercise classes today… at 12:10 its Functional Fitness in the Community Center Aerobics room and Pilates Yoga Class in Pod A at the Health and Wellness Center.  Functional Fitness focuses on functional movement, cardio, weights, core and more.   Piyo class is a combination of pilates and yoga, with a focus on strength and balance.
  • Warm Springs Recreation will have their Tree lighting and Santa Visit today starting at 6pm at the Community Center. Light refreshments will be served in the social hall. For More information call 541-553-3243.
  • Warm Springs Christian Fellowship has bible study at 6pm at the Senior Center.
  • WED The Warm Springs Baptist Church has Bible Study and Prayer this evening at 6:00.
  • Madras High School Sports: Madras High School Boys Basketball is in action today hosting Hidden Valley at 7pm while the Lady Buffs basketball is on the road to Hidden Valley, tip-off is at 7.

Thursday 12/5

  • The Jefferson County Arts Association will be holding its annual meeting for members tomorrow at 5pm. There will be elections for the board of directors and all members are invited to come and vote at the Art Adventure Gallery at 185 SE 5th St in Madras. There will be an opening reception from 5:30-7pm.

A Jefferson County Victims Assistance advocate comes to Warm Springs on the third Wednesday of every month at the Victims of Crime Services office located at 1108 Wasco Street. Folks can get help with things like case assistance, paperwork, and other resources. Appointments can also be made for other times. For information call Ken Clark 541-475-4452 or VOCS 553-2293.

The 2020 Census begins April 1st.   Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of resident needs including programs that provide services but also for things like new roads.     The Warm Springs Complete Count Committee encourages everyone to be counted.

The Central Oregon Disability Support Network in collaboration with Redmond Cinema is hosting a sensory friendly opportunity to see Frozen 2 this Saturday starting at 9:30am. This is a special opportunity for families to enjoy a first run, feature film in a safe and accepting environment. The Movie will start promptly at 9:30am and won’t show previews or advertisements. Tickets are available at the theater for $7 per child ages 11 and under and $8 for ages 12 and up.

The Warm Springs Recreation Department is having their Annual Car Light Parade on Wednesday December 11th.  Line-up will be at the old Warm Springs Elementary school starting at 4pm. Judging will take place at 5:15pm and the parade starts at 6. For more information call 541-553-3243

As of Wednesday, January 1st 2020, retail stores and restaurants will not be able to provide you with single-use checkout bags in Oregon. In an effort to reduce the amounts of single-use bags that are used and thrown out House Bill 2509 prohibits retail stores and restaurants from providing single-use checkout bags to customers and places restrictions on other checkout bags they may provide. If you don’t want to be paying a fee, it is recommended to bring your own sustainable bags. For frequently asked questions you can visit KWSO.ORG

The Warm Springs I.H.S. Clinic “same day appointment” phone number is 541-553-2610. Again – for a same day appointment at Warm Springs I.H.S. call 541-553-2610.

Now is the time for students planning to attend college or technical school next fall to start completing the requirements for the Tribal Scholarship.  That includes doing a FAFSA for financial assistance. Details are now available at – 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.