KWSO Calendar for Sat., Dec. 5, 2020

We want to give a Shout Out today is for all the Doctors, Nurses and workers at the Warm Springs Health & Wellness Center AND all the Hospitals and Medical staff everywhere –  who are working hard to provide care and services to everyone.  Thank you for the work you do!

Please do your part to prevent the spread of Covid-19 by wearing a face covering in public and at work.  Maintain 6 feet of social distance from others especially if someone does not have a mask on.  Wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.  It’s especially important to clean your hands before going in or coming out of a store or any building or even your home.  And disinfect frequently touched hard surfaces like door knobs, faucets, counters, bathrooms and light switches.

The Warm Springs Covid-19 Community Outreach Project can provide: household, cleaning, and personal protection supplies. There are no income requirements but you do need to complete a short survey.  Call (541) 615-0141 or (541) 553-3415 to learn more.

The Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council and Jefferson County are offering another round of grants to small businesses and non-profits negatively impacted by the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. The application period opens today, and will close at midnight on Wednesday, December 9. To apply, visit

The Papalaxsimisha Program is hosting a virtual family Gingerbread House Making contest.  Kits will be given out on Thursday December 10th at noon at the Warm Springs Community Center, and at 5:30 at both the Simnasho Longhouse and Seekseequa Fire Hall.  It’s first come, first served.  You will be asked to email a picture of your final “house” for the competition.

Here’s a look ahead at the upcoming week for the Warm Springs K-8 Academy.  There is Comprehensive Distance Learning only on Monday.  Then on Tuesday thru Friday from 1:30 – 3:30 – there will be Limited In Person Instruction for K thru 2nd grade students.   3rd thru 5th grade students in Group A will attend 1:30-3:30 on Tuesday & Wednesday with Group B going on Thursday & Friday.  6th thru 8th grades will attend 2 days from 1:30-3:30 with two groups each doing Limited In Person Instruction for 2 afternoons.  If you have questions, you can call the K8 at 541-553-1128.  The bus schedule is posted at

At KWSO – one of the ways we generate revenue for our operations is by selling KWSO merchandise in our online store.  If you are thinking about doing some holiday shopping – please consider a purchase that supports your local Community Radio Station.  We have KWSO mugs for sale for $20 and a set of KWSO license plate frames for $15.

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