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Eloise Gregg Thornton

Eloise Gregg Thornton of Madras passed away on Jan. 19, 2011. She was 83.
She was born Dec. 2, 1927 in Kent, Ore., to parents Grace (Holt) and Joseph Gregg. The family farmed wheat in the area until moving to Redmond to farm and run a dairy. She graduated from Redmond High School in 1946.
In 1947 she met and married Earl Thornton and they moved to Madras to farm and raise a family. She was a loving, hard-working mother to their three children.
Mrs. Thornton enjoyed her years in Madras, working at Jefferson Plywood Co., North Unit Irrigation District, and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. She will be fondly remembered for her work ethic and loyalty.
She loved being outdoors, walking or working in her yard, riding horses and playing tennis. She was an accomplished seamstress, sewing clothes for herself and her daughter Karen, and was always working on a project or thinking about the next one. She had a natural talent for drawing, painting and landscaping. Even at age 80, she was building fish ponds and a wishing well for her yard.
She made many friends throughout her career. The support and encouragement during this challenging period of her life was her health declined was invaluable to herself and her family. She never gave up on anything easily, but her main concern was for family, and what she wanted most was for things to be easier on them over the last few weeks of her life.
She will be fondly remembered for her strong devotion to her children. She ran a tight ship and you always knew where you stood. She was a very successful, independent woman when it was not fashionable to be one, and applied this tenacity to every aspect of her life, building her three children with love, hard work, prayer and faith.
Survivors include her children, Karen L. Collins of Madras, Joe D. Thornton of Canyon City, and Steven G. Thornton of Madras; four grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Norman and Leason Gregg and sister Eileen Ferguson.

Carl Samuel Kalama

Carl Samuel Kalama, resident of Warm Springs, passed away February 4, 2011 at Mt View Hospital at the age of 53.
Mr. Kalama was born on February 5, 1957 in Madras, Oregon to Fred and Jeam (Halfmoon) Kalama.
He was a lifetime resident of Warm Springs as well as an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.  He worked in the commercial
logging industry.
Carl is survived by his sons: Joshua Kalama of Gresham; Keegan Kalama of Boring; and Troy Kalama of Warm Springs; brothers Gilbert, Frances, and
Simon Kalama all of Warm Springs, and Michael Ray Kalama of Pendleton; sisters Celeste Whitewolf of Portland; Julie Quaid of Madras; and Margie Kalama of Warm Springs; and three grandchildren.
Dressing Ceremonies were held held on Monday February 7, 2011 at the Agency Longhouse. Burial was on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. at
Agency Cemetery.

Paul Roderick Miller

Paul Roderick Miller, resident of Warm Springs, passed away on January 15, 2011, as the result of a car accident. He was 21.
Paul was born on August 31, 1989 in Madras to Romaine Miller Sr and Alexandria Henry.  Paul was a lifetime resident of Warm Springs, as well as an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.
He worked with the Warm Springs Fire Camp crew, with Work Force Development, and most recently in weatherization with Workforce Development.
He earned his GED on April 16, 2010 in Warm Springs.
He was Baptized in 1999 at the Warm Springs Shaker Church.
He is survived by parents Romaine Miller Sr., of Bend, and Alexandria Henry, of Warm Springs; and Leah Henry of Warm Springs, who raised him; brothers Delvis George, Charles Scott,  Bruce Miller, Romaine Miller Jr., all of Warm Springs; Stephen and Jeremiah Miller, both of Klamath Falls; and sister Theyliah Suppah of Warm Springs. 
Dressing ceremonies were held January 19 at the Agency Longhouse. Burial was held Thursday, January 20 at Lower Seekseequa Cemetery.

Marlena M. Becerra “Lipatk”

Marlena was born on December 5, 1954 in Redmond, Oregon to her parents, Delbert Frank and Cecilia McKinley.  She passed away at St. Charles in Bend on January 11, 2011 at the age of 56.  Her Indian name was “Lipatk”, inherited from her grandmother on her father’s side.
She lived most of her life in Warm Springs, having also lived a short time in Mexico.
Marlena enjoyed listening to music, watching movies and reading. 
In the past, she also enjoyed painting ceramics, picking xamsi and working with flowers.  She knew many stories of the traditional legends of Sasquatch, Atatatlia, Stick Indians, Uluts and the lake monsters.  She was able to understand both Spanish and Ichishkiin.
She is survived by her children: Graciela Estrada, Victor Marcelo Becerra Jr., Leticia Beatriz Becerra, Antonio Videl Becerra, Jaime Enrique Becerra, Bianca Geneva Becerra.  She also helped to raise Diana Laverne Frank-Felix.  Her grand-children include: Carlos, Cecily, Andrea, Tristine, Chloe, Andrew, Monika, Yadira, Amario, Armondo Jr., Elizabeth, and Vallejo.
Marlena’s sisters are:  Priscilla Frank, Myrna Frank, Annette Arce, Carol Para, Lillian Cuevas.
Her brothers are: Delbert Frank Jr. and Charles Frank.
Marlena was preceded in death by her father, Delbert Frank Sr., and her son, Armando Fidel Becerra.
Services were held at the Warm Springs Shaker Church on January 14, with her burial at the Simnasho Cemetery the following day.

Agnes Arthur

Agnes Arthur passed away at her home in Warm Springs on January 12, 2011.  She was 51 years old.
Mrs. Arthur was born on October 3, 1959 in Redmond to parents Gale and Marilyn (Dick) Lawrence.
She was a homemaker and a mother. Mrs. Arthur was a lifetime resident of Warm Springs.
She is survived by her husband, Kendrick Arthur; her brothers Stacey and Daniel Lawrence; her sisters Valerie Fuiava and Carolyn Rose Lawrence; and her granddaughter Kera Lawrence.
Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, and her daughter, Danni Lawrence.
Dressing ceremonies were held January 13 at the Agency Longhouse.  Her burial was on January 14, 2011 at the Agency Cemetery.

Mernie C. Polk

Mernie C. Polk passed away at St. Charles in Bend on January 11, 2011. She was 64.
Mrs. Polk was born on June 11, 1946 in Warm Springs to Martin and Edna (Smith) Sanders. She was a lifetime resident of Warm Springs and Madras.
She was employed as a secretary for the Warm Springs Tribes.
Mrs. Polk is survived by her children:  Angela Wells, MartiRai Ramsey and Cecilia LeClaire.  Her brother is Jeff Sanders, and her sister is JoAnn Bryant of Warm Springs.
Mernie has seven grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Dressing ceremonies were held on January 13 at the Agency Longhouse. Her burial was January 14 at the Agency Cemetery.

LaVonne Blakely

LaVonne Blakely was born on March 16, 1945 to Freddy and Grace Jochims in Scotland, SD. She passed away on January 12, 2011 at her home.  Services were held in Madras on January 22.
Mrs. Blakely moved to Newberg when she was 11, where she graduated from high school. She then became a licensed beautician.
In 1965 she married Gary and moved to Seattle.  She had two daughters, Tuania and Pattricia.
LaVonne moved to Madras in 1975, where she drove the Warm Springs school bus before becoming a teacher’s aid at Warm Springs Elementary.  She spent many years with the children, assisting Ms. Fuentes, Ms. Rodin, Ms. Oppenhiemer and more.
She was baptized in 1961.  After retiring in 2004, she volunteered in the church.
LaVonne was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
She is survived by her children: Taunia Blakely and Pattricia Keller; her grand-children Jessica Dubisar, Rebecca Dubisar, Tanner Keller, and Kori Keller; her sisters, Dorothy Sullens, Sandra Filbert and Phyllis Lundy.

Zelma Smith, 1926-2010

Zelma Smith passed away Sunday, December 19, 2010 at Mountain View Hospital in Madras.
Born in Warm Springs on November 29, 1926, Zelma was raised in Warm Springs, and lived out her life on her mother and father’s ranch at Dry Hollow.
She attended the Boarding School in Warm Springs.  Her greatest joy was horseback riding, living and working on the ranch and in the earlier years, attending many Oregon rodeos.
Zelma worked at the Eagle Butte Look Out during the summer for the BIA Forestry Service, eventually quitting to stay home to care for her parents Annie and Wesley Smith until they passed on. She spoke of them often and admired their way of life, honesty and how to operate the ranch.
Her days working on the ranch were full of hard work and joy.  Growing up riding with her brothers and Dad, she could ride with the best of them. She especially liked chasing horses which she broke and used or sold.
She became a master negotiator when buying hay, a bull or selling livestock, never settling on the first price. Those she did business with always became her friends, looking forward to what lay ahead during the next purchase.
With a twinkle in her eye, she was always sharp and sometimes would act otherwise, to get an upper edge. Clever, loving, tough, and independent with a sense of humor, she organized her life in the way that it made sense to her and provided for herself as a rancher, an accomplishment not often seen in today’s world.
She was a tough cow girl at heart.  Even though riding became more difficult as the years went by, she continued to ride her favorite horse at the time, Slim, until it became difficult for her.  She had a great love for her cattle, her horses and her dogs.  She liked to look out the window and see them.  They made her feel good.
She loved the open spaces of Dry Hollow, the enormous views in every direction, often preferring to stay at the ranch than to attend large gatherings.  Sometimes, she would lament about multi-task thinking, and in her terms, “try not to get puzzled up.”
Her friends extended through all walks of life.  She loved a good laugh and was quick to promote humor in any situation.  Her laugh was infectious, starting others to join her in the merriment, regardless of the subject.  Always welcomed at the Ranch, family and friends were often served a meal or asked to give a hand, helping her as she grew older. 
Zelma loved Western movies and Western music.  Her favorite Western singer was George Strait. She could be heard singing along with the radio turned up in her 1972 GMC truck while feeding her cattle, enjoying every moment and would sing Bible songs with the same gusto and focused emotion.  Singing and whistling brought her great pleasure.
She was one of the last Wascopum speakers, knowing all the Smith clan Indian names, the Wasco traditions and heritage and how families on the Reservation were related.  She knew where all the corrals were, who helped who with rides, and when it was the best time to round up and brand.
She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Wesley and Annie Smith,  her sisters;  Myrtle Smith Monroe, Mildred Smith Tyler, Catherine S. Courtney and her brothers;  Stanley Smith, Sr, Victor D. Smith, Alvis W. Smith, Sr. and Claude Smith, Sr.  She is survived by her adopted brother, Ken Smith and forty-one nieces and nephews as well as her large extended family in the hundreds, all of whom she loved and who loved her deeply.
Her passing is a great loss to her community of family, friends and spiritual brothers and sisters. 
Zelma’s spirit lives with us in our hearts forever.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Madras Kingdom Hall, 1545 S. Adams Dr., Madras, Oregon with a meal to follow.
Per her request, there will be no Wasco Traditional funeral or burial Services.

Laritta “Reet” Maeann Greene

Laritta “Reet” Maeann Greene went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 20, 2010. An enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs; she was born and raised in Warm Springs.
Laritta was very active in cultural and traditional activities including powwow dancing, dance performances as a performer and coordinator.
She was active as a young child traveling into Canada and throughout the United States participating in various powwows with her grandparents.
Also participating in the Little Miss Warm Springs Pageant, she was crowned and recently in 2009 was second runner up to the Miss Warm Springs title.
Laritta enjoyed the outdoors with hunting and farming, and was very active in sports including basketball, softball (playing and coaching youth), and especially bowling.
She traveled the Western states participating in many bowling tournaments, placing as a top contestant at many events that she entered.
Another favorite hobby was beadworking and sewing. She enjoyed designing traditional “Jingle Dresses” that she would then make on her own.
Laritta graduated from Madras High School with the Class of 2004, and has attended college courses at Central Oregon Community College, Clackamas Community College, and most recently Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) College in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Laritta is survived by her father E. Austin Greene Jr. of Warm Springs; grandmother Norene Greene; brothers E. Aaron Greene III, and Emery Yallup; and sister Jodene Boise; mother Emily Yallup of Wapato, Wash; and numerous aunts and uncles and grandmothers from both sides of the Columbia River. She was preceded in death by brother Sidney A. Greene in January 2004, paternal grandfather Eugene Greene Sr. in November 1999; maternal grandmother Laritta M. Sohappy in 1983, and maternal grandfather Wilfred Yallup in 2004.
Traditional Dressing Services were held Friday October 22, 2010 at the Simnasho Longhouse, with Overnight Services conducted by Lawren Slockish. Burial was Saturday October 23 at the Simnasho Cemetary.

Leslie G. Spino

Leslie G. Spino, a resident of Pendleton, died on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at his home in Pendleton.  He was 53 years old. 
Mr. Spino was born December 21, 1956 in Pendleton.  He was the son of Lewis and Lillian (Shock) Spino. 
He attended grade schools in Adams, Oregon, and later high school at Pendleton High School.
After high school he attended Blue Mountain Community College.  He then attended South West Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
He worked as a Librarian and Archivist for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in the Department of Science.
He also worked as a mechanic for Smith Frozen Foods and Simplot Foods.  He later moved to the Warm Springs area where he worked as supervisor and surveyor for the Warm Springs Tribal Road Department. He later retired due to bad health. 
He was an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation and greatly enjoyed playing golf, hunting, fishing, camping and powwows.  In his younger years he enjoyed riding horses. 
He is survived by: his mother Lillian Spino of Pendleton; two children: Sam Spino and Henry Spino, both of Pendleton; two brothers: Lawrence “Azar” Spino of Warm Springs, and Lester Spino of Pendleton; five sisters: Luella Spino Azule of Salem, Louise Spino Paxton of Albany,  Laura Spino Kordatzky of Pendleton, Leona Spino of Pendleton, and Lenora “Cash” Spino also of Pendleton.  He was preceded in death by his father Lewis Spino, his wife Madeline, and one brother Lowell Spino.

Ruth “Nicteas” Tias

Ruth “Nicteas” Tias, a Pendleton resident died on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at her home in Pendleton following a 6-year battle with cancer.  She was 72 years old.
Ruth was born on November 23, 1937 in Pendleton, to Cecelia Stevens and Elmer Johnson.  She was an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. She was born here in Oregon and never left.
Ruth was raised in Pendleton, where she attended St. Joseph Academy and St. Andrew’s School, and graduated from John Murray High School. 
On July 15, 1971 she married Wes Tias in the Umatilla County Courthouse.  Wes preceded her in death in 2006, after 35 years of marriage.
During her career, Ruth had worked for the Tribal Employment Rights Office Commission, the Water Committee and the Board of Trustees.  She acted as the director for the Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO), and was an officer of the General Council and the Health Committee.
Ruth attended St. Andrew’s Catholic Church and the Tutuilla Presbyterian Church.
She loved to spend time with her family and many friends.  Her hobbies included sewing and beading as well as puzzle books.  She enjoyed watching football games, playing Bingo and gambling.
She is survived by her sons David Thompson Sr., Darryl Thompson, Bill Brown, Michael Johnson, Cecil Tias, Chet Tias, Bear Tias and Vernon Tias; daughters Shawna Shillal Gavin, Jolie Wendt, Patty Thompson, Michelle “Barnsie” Thompson, Pam Thompson, Harvianne Tias, Mariam Tias and Martha Tias; 26 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.  
She was preceded in death by her husband Wes Tias, sons Lonnie Miller and Bill Shillal, daughter Victoria Shillal, grandson Cecil Tias, Jr.; sisters Jeanie Danzuka, Philomena Halfmoon and Lillian VanPelt, brothers Rupert Halfmoon and Daniel Johnson, her mother Cecilia Stevens and her father Elmer Johnson.

Emma Therese Fox -- June 10, 1916-Oct. 8, 2010

Emma Therese Fox of Prineville passed away October 8, 2010.
Emma was born June 10, 1916 in Burns to Shakespeare and Annie Kennedy.
Emma attended school at Ft. Bidwell, Calif.; Warm Springs, and Chemawa School in Salem. After school she moved to Burns and was a cook at the Day School. She then met and married Don G. Fox. 
Emma and Don married in Winnemucca, Nev.  Emma traveled with her husband on various road construction jobs in most of Eastern Oregon and started a family.
After her husband passed away in 1971, she moved back to Burns and was a homemaker. Emma moved to John Day in 1979. Then to Prineville in 1988 and was active at the Senior Center there.
Her hobbies included playing pinnacle, bingo, beading, leather works, baking, digging roots, fishing, hunting, playing marbles, telling stories and visiting with her family.
Emma is survived by her son Sidney Fox of Palmer, Alaska; sister Nepa Kennedy of Burns; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and extended family to include caregiver Roberta Fox of Prineville.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, five brothers and sisters, one son and one granddaughter.
Emma was noted to be the oldest living full-blooded member of the Paiute Tribe residing in Burns.

Marvin Thomas Meanus Sr. “Cowhand”-- Oct. 22, 1930-May 24, 2010

Marvin, 79 years old at the time of his death, resided in Simnasho. He left us to walk with Jesus on May 24, working one of his many passions, fishing at Sherars Falls.
Marvin was born to Clarence and Lillie (Cushingway) Meanus, in Powell Butte.  He was a sibling to six brothers and sisters.
He was raised in Simnasho throughout his childhood and chose the cowboy lifestyle with many of the local boys travelling rodeo to rodeo.
Marvin completed school to the seventh grade. When old enough to serve his country, he enlisted in the Army in 1949 and traveled the country. He was then sent to the Korean War fields where he was ranked as Sergeant.  He had an honorable discharge in 1952 with purple heart medals.
Marvin was a cowboy Christian and Korean War veteran which he took very much pride in.  He attended the Full Gospel Church, Shaker Church and Longhouse services throughout his life.
He spent time with Mr.  and Mrs. Ernest Hunt in Tucson, Ariz., learning to silversmith which he enjoyed before and after his retirement.
He enjoyed making fishing poles and nets and his passion for years was fishing at Sherars Falls.
The High Desert Resort and Casino was a place of relaxation for him playing and winning cash and cars!  He worked many years in the logging industry, housing, Kah-Nee-Ta maintenance,  and ended his career being committed to his job with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Utilities with his longtime friend Atwai Jimmy Wesley.
Marvin wed and 12 children were born into their lives, with his first child born in Korea whom remained there on his return back to the United States.  He is survived by two sisters,  Hilda Culpus and Jeanette Meanus of Warm Springs.
His children Kym Meanus (Korea), Marvin Meanus Jr. and Michael Meanus of Warm Springs, and daughters Betty Nason (Ken) of Wapato, Wash.; Andrea “Annie” Kalama, Marva Lawrence, Evelyn Gilbert and Louella Jackson (Doug Sr.), all of Warm Springs.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Lillie Meanus, his siblings Olsen Meanus, Raymond Meanus, Josepha Crowe and Nancy Yallup and his children Marilyn Meanus, Marvena Thompson, Madene Meanus and Marcal Meanus.
Marvin passed away at Sherars Falls on May 24, 2010; his funeral services began May 26 leaving Spencer, Powell and Libby Funeral home in The Dalles, to the Simnasho Longhouse for dressing and overnight washut services, May 27, 2010, to mouth of the Warm Springs River Cemetery where he was laid to rest.
Mr. Meanus had many family and friends far and near, cowboys, veterans and church people. He is honored and loved by many. There are numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, grand children and great grand children who will all miss his presence dearly.
Marvin was a gift to family and friends, as we were a gift to him. We would like to thank all of you for being a part of his life.

Charles “Chuck” Gibson Moody

Charles “Chuck” Moody was called away in to the Spirit World on July 5, 2010 due to a heart attack.
Mr. Moody graduated from the Fort Sill Indian School at Lawton, Okla. As a Vietnam warrior he was a draftee from the Army and witnessed the brutality of war and to the day of his death he continued to experience post-traumatic stress disorder from this experience.
Mr. Moody found his strength through culture, family, friends, pool player tournaments, seasonal fishing, outdoor work in the woods, and what he called his medicine walk. He was recognized for his disciplinary teachings, and family and friends would seek out and trusted him with their children to teach them about discipline and respect. He knew the importance of love and caring through many of his teachings not only to his children, but included other children as well.
Prayer services were conducted at his home on July 5 and 6. Dressing services were held at the Simnasho Longhouse overnight on July 7. Burial occurred at the Wishcum Cemetery located at Dallesport, Wash., on July 8, 2010.
The family left behind want to recognize the Warm Springs Veterans and the Yakama Warriors for their support and participation with the fallen warrior’s services. “Chuck was proud to have served his Nation as a warrior,” his family statement reads. “He stepped forward when veterans were needed at various functions.”
Mr. Moody married his wife of 17 years, Suzanne Moody, at Reno, Nevada on March 21, 1994. The children are Carl Bork, Twilla Moody, Martha Johns-Stewart, Michael Leecy, Tara Moody, Lionel “Chops” Smith, William Moody, Kapri Moody and Shelby Moody. He loved all his children and left loving them all.
Mr. Moody’s remaining brother and sisters are Richard Moody, Jennifer Moody, Delphine Scott and Cynthia Moody.
“Chuck was one of a kind. He stood for what he believed in from his own past teaching that he received from his parents and grandparents, and handed down this teaching to his children and grandchildren including those children he was asked to discipline.

Patricia Umtuch Ike (Suskumwit)

Patricia Umtuch Ike (Suskumwit) our beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother went to the Creator on August 16, 2010. Pat had worked for the Yakama Nation Alcohol Program for 30-plus years. She was dedicated to helping her people and especially the children in promoting a healthier lifestyle. The alcohol program was her family also. Patricia was an avid powwower all her life. She was Miss Indian Northwest, then Miss Yakama Nation.
Pat and her husband Fred Ike Jr. were also promoters of the Round Dance events for all the people to enjoy their culture.
Pat was a devoted mother, sister and grandmother. She especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren play basketball and other sports and encouraged them to do well in education as well as sports.
She helped raise over 100 children.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Fred Ike Jr., daughters Lara (Brian Wright), Dawn, and Felicia Ike; granddaughter Iylani Ike her pride and joy; sisters Lorintha Umtuch, Louiza Umtuch, Julie Salguiero, Gail Campbell, Judy LeGarde; nieces and nephews, Gresha Cuevas, Lisa Desjardin, Brandon Umtuch, Cameron and Jonathan Umtuch, Chandler and Clifton Hall; her grandchildren and basketball players Leandro Huereca Jr. and Gabriel Huereca, Isela, Jada, Karmelina, Hazel, Philip, Phyrell, Sheena, Monte; Pat’s special sister and friend Stella Washines; adopted family drum groups Blackstone, Blacklodge, Perfect Storm, Young Scout, and War Scout.
Patricia is also survived by her family in Warm Springs, mother-in-law Daisy Ike. Patricia was like a second mom to her sisters- and brothers-in-law, Lucas, Leona, Lovie, Lena and Ty. Patricia was a very proud auntie to her niece known as Raylene Ike (Thomas) in the powwow curcuit. Raylene is an avid competition World Champion Jingle Dress Dancer, currently serving our country in the USAF. Leona and Raylene traveled with Fred, Pat and girls, Blackstone and Blacklodge as farwest to the eastern U.S. and Canada’s Powwow Trail or Rounddances. Patricia is also survived by her adopted sister Nancy Queahpama-Tailfeathers and family, and adopted daughter Bridgett Scott-Whipple and family.
Patricia is preceded by her parents Don and Hazel (Lumley) Umtuch, daughter Celsa Umtuch, brother John Umtuch, maternal grandparents Hampton and Mary (Walsah) Lumley, paternal grandparents Thomas and Temice (Sleepin) Umtuch.
The family would especially like to thank the Lower Valley Hospice and Palliative Care staff Carla and Kim for assisting with her care.


Leslie L. Alexander, 1936-2010

Leslie L. Alexander, a longtime resident of Pendleton, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010 in the St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton. He was 73 years old.
Mr. Alexander was born May 21, 1936 in Pendleton. He was the son of Uriah and Lillian (Farrow) Alexander. He was raised and educated in Pendleton, and graduated from Pendleton High School in 1954.
After high school he worked for a time for the Bureau of Indian Affairs before he entered the United States Marines Corps. He was discharged in 1962 as a Lance Corporal.
After his discharge he lived in Warm Springs, where he worked scaling logs until about 1965. He then returned to Pendleton, where he began working for the BIA. He had worked at many jobs for the BIA including forestry technician, heavy equipment operator, log scalar and fire fighter. He retired from the BIA in 1992.
In 1998 He was acknowledged by the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Athletic Hall of Fame for his baseball talents. He had also been acknowledged by the government for his 30 plus years of service.
He greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors as well as gun collecting. He was also an accomplished artist. He was a member of the NRA and an honorary member of the tribal fire department. He had acted as the medicine man for many of the past Happy Canyon Pageants. He also greatly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family.
He is survived by his wife Loretta Alexander of Pendleton; two children, Shana Alexander and Craig Alexander, both of Pendleton; step-sons, Armand Minthorn of Pendleton, Kent Minthorn of Tennessee, and Phillip Cash Cash of Arizona; two brothers, Stan and Randy Alexander, both of Pendleton; two sisters, Marie Dick of Cayuse, and Barbara Guerrero of Pendleton; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Allen A. Spencer

Allen A. Spencer of Mission was killed Friday, July 23, 2010 in Pendleton. He was 46.
Mr. Spencer was born June 6, 1964 in Pendleton to Rosenda Shippentower and Vernon L. Spencer.
He was an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
He was raised in Mission and attended schools in Pendleton, Eugene and at the Chemawa Indian School. He worked for a time at Wildhorse Resort as a general laborer.
Mr. Spencer liked baseball and basketball, and enjoyed making wagers on various athletic events.
He also liked to tell his friends about the activities that his nieces Sierra and Frances James were involved with. Mr. Spencer had many friends and family in the Pendleton area.
He was married and divorced from Katrina Burnside and Joanne Draper.
Mr. Spencer is survived by his children Fabian and Jerry Spencer; mother Rosenda Shippentower; a sister Carmen James-Dixson; his grandchildren, Lennox Lamone, Mekhi, Malana and Keli Spencer; several nieces and nephews, cousins, uncles and aunts, all from Pendleton, and stepfather J.P. Patt of Warm Springs.
Mr. Spencer was preceded in death by his father, his brother Jerry M. Spencer, son Nolan Spencer, his maternal grandparents Alex and Blanche Shippentower, and his paternal grandparents Johnny and Matilda Spencer.
A dressing ceremony was conducted on Monday, July 26 at Burns Mortuary in Pendleton. A Recitation of the Holy Rosary was held Monday at the Agency Longhouse in Mission, followed by Washat Services.
Funeral services were held at on Tuesday, July 27 at St. Andrew’s Church in Mission, followed by burial at Agency Cemetery in Mission. 

Kenneth Van Pelt 1932-2010

Kenneth Van Pelt, an enrolled member of Umatilla Tribes, died June 11, 2010 at the Vibra Specialty Hospital in Portland after battling a stroke.
He was 77.
Mr. Van Pelt was born in Pendleton on November 5, 1932 to Nora Charley and Levi Van Pelt. He grew up living near the Tutuilla Presbyterian Church with his family, then later moved to Mission, across the river, and he was educated in Pendleton.
During his younger years, he enjoyed participating in war dances, celebrations, fishing, and hunting all over the Blue Mountains and Boardman for rabbits and geese.
He also worked various farm jobs throughout the area. He then moved to Portland and made a living by picking berries and working in orchards. He really enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, and he loved fishing with them in the lower Columbia, Sandy and Willamette Rivers.
Upon returning to Pendleton, he went to work for the Yellowhawk Clinic Seniors Program for the last 17 years until his passing.
Kenny enjoyed taking pride in his home, fixing cars, lending a hand to those in need, including delivering senior dinners each week, and laughing with family and friends.
Kenny is survived by his nephews: Patrick Luke of Goldendale, Wash., Myron George Jim of Mission, Ore., Marcus Luke II of Pendleton, Delvin Jim of Mission, Phillip Greyfox of Mission: nieces Tracey (Jim) Allen of Mission, Julianna Luke of Thornhollow, Nora Jim of Pendleton, and Michelle Greyfox of Portland; as well as many grand nephews and nieces. Kenny was also closely related to the Van Pelt, Shillal, and Scott families, located throughout Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
Kenny left us to join his father Levi Van Pelt, mother Nora Charley, sisters Thelma (Kishwalk) Jim, Vivian L. (Starr) Greyfox, brothers Mike E. Starr, and Marcus L. Luke Sr., and a nephew Perry S. Luke.

Corbin Benard Ike (Bi-Pux-Aut-a-Wana-Shut), 2004-2010

Our Son, Ut-Wai Corbin Benard Ike (Bi-Pux-Aut-a-Wana-Shut), born September 5, 2004 to Venus Hunt and the late Thomas Cody Ike in Yakama, Washington, made his journey to the other side on March 25, 2010 and is in that beautiful place with our Creator, having been laid to rest in Warm Springs before noon on March 26, 2010.
Corbin was an exceptionally loving, caring and considerate young soul who was living proof that happiness truly is loving someone and being loved back.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Cody Ike, his Pusha Fred Ike Sr. (Rock Creek Chief), his Great Ulla Elsie Billy (long time Rock Creek Longhouse leader) and Lupa Tyrone Dereke Ike Jr.
He is survived by his Ix-La Venus (Hunt) Tasympt, his Tuta Dereke Tasympt/ Tyrone Dereke Ike Sr., brothers Jonathan Jack, Joel Hunt, Tarver Ike and Thomas Caleb Ike; Sisters Jeneva Ike, Josephine Hunt, Joliza Hunt-Feltman, Janea Ike and Jamie Kim Ike; his Ulla Daisy Ike; his Tilla Virgil Hunt Jr.; his Kux-la Joan Hunt; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
We love you with all our heart, Sonny. You are now our Elder.

Charles Thomas Edwards, 1932-2009

Charles Thomas Edwards passed from this life peacefully with his loving family at his side, on Nov. 14, 2009. He was 76.

Mr. Edwards worked on the Warm Springs Reservation starting in 1983. He found his work in the Utility Department to be most rewarding. He retired in 1997 to Lake Almanor, Calif.

Mr. Edwards was born on Nov. 23, 1932 in Santa Monica. He and his family later moved to Redmond, Ore. He was married to Jessie Acord, a longtime childhood friend, and they had two sons and a daughter.

In passing Mr. Edwards leaves his loving wife of 56 years; son Fred and wife Brenda of Lake Almanor; daughter Nona and her husband Paul Daley of Rockwall, Texas; his grandchildren.

Harvey Joseph George, 1944-2010

Harvey Joseph George passed away on February 17, 2010 at the age of 66.
Mr. George was born on January 23, 1944 to Isaac George and Julia Edwards in Kuper Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Mr. George was employed at Warm Springs Forest Products for 23 years of his life, until his retirement.
When he was younger, he enjoyed participating in cattle drives.
Harvey enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also liked to go to yard sales.
He encouraged cultural development and established warm and loving memories with his grandchildren.
Mr. George is survived by his daughter Evette George of Surrey, B.C. Canada; step-children: Frank and Geraldine Brunoe, Glenn Brunoe, and Amy Payenna all of Warm Springs; sister Catherine George of Surrey, B.C., Canada; grandchildren Chatherine Sandra Payenna, Glenn Brunoe Jr., and Thomas Brunoe.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Sandra; brothers Herman, Ronnie, Herman Seymour; sisters Madelien Seymour Catherine George.

Frederick A. Lawrence, 1970-2009

Frederick A. Lawrence of Goldendale, Wash., died at his home on December 26, 2009. He was 39.
Mr. Lawrence was born in Goldendale on November 29, 1970 to Gale and Lorraine (Shike) Lawrence.
He graduated from Goldendale High School in 1990. Mr. Lawrence worked as a laborer for the Seattle Conservation Corps and the Yakama Nation in the forestry division.
He was a member of the Yakama Nation, and enjoyed all traditional activities, hunting and fishing. He was the "best Uncle Fred ever."
Mr. Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by five brothers, Victor R. Wilson of Wapato, John A. Lawrence of Goldendale, Nathan Shike of Billings, Emmett Washines of Toppenish and Daniel Lawrence of Warm Springs; five sisters, Roberta Norris of Goldendale, Kathryn Schwartz of Bremerton, Agnes, Valerie and Stacy Snyder, all of Warm Springs. 

Awawanita -- Mavis Mayanne Kirk,

Awawanita went on her journey into the Spirit world on December 16, 2009. She was born to Mildred Quaempts of Pendleton and Oliver Kirk Jr. of Warm Springs October 13, 1978.
May leaves behind her fiancé Leander Williams Jr. and her two precious children, Sunhawk Miliana Hope and Leander Sundance Williams III; her mother Mildred and father Oliver; grandparents Lolita Greeley of Warm Springs, and Oliver Kirk Sr. of Ganado, Ariz, and Donald Joe of Ardmore, Okla.; her siblings Merle, Annie, Derek and Cecelia; her treasured nieces and nephew Keeyana, Marcella and Kaiwin; and all family of Warm Springs, Umatilla, Yakima and Arizona and many friends.
She was preceded in death by Uncle Gabriel Selam, Uncle Ronnie Morning Owl and Great-Grandmother Annie Joe of Umatilla.
May lived most of her life in Warm Springs and in Pendleton.
She enjoyed meeting new people in the Food Service profession at the Deschutes and Kah-Nee-Ta, and working with the elders at the Warm Springs Senior Program.
Throughout May’s lifetime, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, softball, art, beading, poetry, cooking, traveling, and attending traditional and social events and motherhood.
She has many friends and relatives who will miss her, and we all know we will meet her again as long as we keep the creator in our hearts.

David Lee Harding, 1952-2009

David Lee Harding passed away on December 8, 2009 after collapsing during a basketball game at Plummer, Idaho.
Mr. Harding, a resident of Worley, Idaho, was 57.
He was born on March 30, 1952 at Devils Lake, North Dakota.
He served as an administrative tribal judge for Native American tribes, including the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.
Mr. Harding is survived by his sons Jacob, Joseph, Marcus and Samuel Harding; his companion Jill Brislin and brothers Don Harding, Dick Harding and Wayne Trotier, and sister Nancy Harding.
Services were held on December 11 at the Rose Creek Longhouse in Worley.

James Leslie Waley Sr., 1939-2009

James Leslie Waley Sr. of Newport, passed away on Nov. 17 at his home after a short-lived battle with cancer.
Mr. Waley was born Feb. 17, 1939 in Eureka, Calif. to mother Clara-Mae Barry and father George Waley.
He was a high school graduate who was raised, along with seven other half brothers and sisters, by his mother Clara, and adoptive Yurok grandmother Aileen Figuroa, who taught him the language, cooking, and crafts of the Yurok people.
James grew up in California, then moved to Idaho, where he met his wife, Marjorie Pierce. He eventually moved to Oregon in 1981, where he and his eventual family of eight chose to remain.
Mr. Waley served in the military during the Korean war from 1956 to 1963, with two years served in the Navy, and then 5 years served as a Merchant Marine. After ending his service with the Merchant Marines with honorable discharge, he worked as a night shift security guard at a mill in Toledo, Oregon for eight years, and then worked as a gas station attendant for Siletz’s only Chevron station for 12 years.
Mr. Waley never became an official member of any local church, but one fine day in the Spring of 2005 asked Jesus into his life as Lord and Savior, and in 2006 began attending the Siletz Assembly of God in 2006.
Mr. Waley is survived by former wife Marjorie Waley; three sons, James Jr., Vernon and Raymond Waley, all of Newport; three daughters, Amee Waley and Amanda Waley of Newport, and Terri (Waley) Gano of Madras.
He was also survived by four grandsons, and four grandaughters. He will be sorely missed by many who have been blessed to have known him.



Tyrone E. Johnson and LaToya L. Zacarias of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Alayjah Faith Zacarias-Johnson, born on January 26, 2011. Alayjah joins brother Jermaine Johnson, 6. Grandparents on the father’s side are Cheryl Norton and Roy Johnson. Grandparent on the mother’s side is Adelita T. Zacarias.

Diamond Tewee and Gena Smith of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their son Eli Braxton Tewee, born on January 15, 2011. Grandparents on the father’s side are the late Floyd Tewee Sr. of Warm Springs, and the late Vivian Yahtin of Ft. Belknap, Mont. Grandparents on the mother’s Gail Frank and Adrian Smith Sr., both of Warm Springs.

Erica Wewa of Warm Springs is pleased to announce the birth of her son Mathew Briseis Wewa, born on  January 19, 2011. Mathew joins brother Armando Becerra Jr., age 1. Grandparents on the father’s side are Melinda Frank and Winona Frank of Warm Springs. Grandparents on the mother’s side are Arlene Bryant and Wilson Wewa of Warm Springs.

Andrew and Allegra Gilbert of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Dory Cinda Inez Mireles, born on January 24, 2011.
Dory Cinda joins brother Thomas, 1, and sister Cheylene, 2. Grandparents on the father’s side are Nancy Marie Gilbert, and Thomas Mireles Jr. (deceased), both of Warm Springs. Grandparent on the mother’s side is Amanda Robinson of Warm Springs.

Aaron Hart and Melinda Billy are pleased to announce the birth of a girl, Elena Lorraine Isabell Hart on Dec. 2, 2010  at the St. Charles Hospital in Redmond.

Matthew K. Alonzo and Alicia A. Gordon of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of a boy, Benicio Wyatt Alonso, born Jan. 8, 2011. Paternal grandparents are Pedro Alonso of Warm Springs. Maternal grandparents are Wanda Follis and Marc Gordon, of Placerville, Calif.

Valerie P. Wheeler of Warm Springs is pleased to announce the birth of a girl, Brielle Lorna Wheeler, born Jan. 6, 2011. Maternal grandparents are Kim Wheeler and Marlon A. LeClaire.

Charlie Stan Wainanwit and Antoinette Wainanwit, both of Warm Springs, are pleased to announce the birth of a girl, Carla May Wainanwit, on Jan. 13. She joins two brothers, ages 7 and 8.

Alberto Castillo and Margarita Gutierrez, both of Culver, are pleased to announce the birth of a girl, Alexia Castillo, born on Jan. 11, 2011. She joins two brothers, ages 5 and 8. Paternal grandparents are Nabor Castillo and Maria Macias, of Mexico, D.F. Maternal grandparent is Trinidad Gutierrez.  Great-grandparents are Narciso Gutierrez and Antonia Famirez. 

Antonio Miguel Gonzalez and Tasheyna Louise Sohappy of Portland are pleased to announce the birth of their son, DeAnthony Joseph Sohappy-Gonzalez, born Dec. 21, 2010. DeAnthony joins a sister. Grandparents on the father's side are Marlita A. Robles-Gonzalez and Guillermo V Robles of Vancouver, Wash. Grandparents on the mother's side are Carladean Winishut and Davis D. Sohappy of Warm Springs.

Renso Rodriguez and Johana Canales of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Canen Renso Rodriguez, born Dec. 20, 2010. Canen joins one brother and one sister. Grandparents on the father's side are Gilberto Rodriguez of Madras and Leminnie Smith of Warm Springs. Grandparent on the mother's side is Martha Canales of Madras.

Douglas Jackson and Louella Heath of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Marie Meanus Jackson, born on January 3, 2011. Louella joins seven brothers, Douglas Jr., Donnie, Charles, James and JamieRae; and one sister, Elyse. Grandparents on the father’s side are the late Boyd Jackson; and Sanders and Regina Heath of Warm Springs. Grandparents on the mother’s side are the late Marvin Meanus Sr.; and Rafael and Nola Queahpama of Warm Springs.

Alex J. Williams and Ina Kaleak of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their son Jeslie Williams, born on December 23, 2010. Jeslie joins brother Erik; and sisters Kayla and Beverly. Grandparent on the father’s side is Edna Williams of Warm Springs.
Grandparent on the mother’s side is Beverly J. Arthur of Madras.

Robert Mark Johnson and BethAnn Longknife of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Jayla Janae Johnson, born on December 22, 2010. Jayla joins sisters Maria and Kaylee. Grandparents on the father’s side are Mark and Laura Johnson Sr. of Warm Springs. Grandparent on the mother’s side are Bobbi Jo Berry of Warm Springs.   

Shane Steven Hall and Roschena Jayne Sargeant of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of their son Cedar Orion Sargeant, born on December 10, 2010. Grandparents on the father’s side are Marvin and Tammie McCoy.

Perry Kalama III and Robinique Hatlestad of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Marisa Destiny Hatlestad, born on October 12, 2010. Grandparents on the father’s side are Debra Kalama and the late Perry Kalama Jr., both of Warm Springs. Grandparents on the mother’s side are Marisa V. Thompson and Robert J. Hatlestad, both of Warm Springs.

Cameron Wallulatum and Patricia Jim of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their son Michael Ike Wallulatum, born on October 17, 2010. Grandparents on the father’s side are Ralph Wallulatum of Warm Springs, and Retha Johnson of Warm Springs.
Grandparents on the mother’s side are Christina Culps of Warm Springs and Shawn Jim of Pine Creek.

Aaron James Strong and Vanessa Frances Knight of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of their son Aaron Joseph Strong, born on November 9, 2010. Aaron joins five sisters. Grandparents on the father’s side are Louie N. Ike Sr. and Lisa L. Strong-Gurate.
Grandparents on the mother’s side are the late Frances and Ramona (Michelle) Knight.

Tim Myers and Jennifer Smith of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Un-Wuck Mary Rose Smith-Myers, born on September 18, 2010. Grandparent on the father’s side are Marlene Badroad of Warm Springs.
Grandparents on the mother’s side are Mary Danzuka, and Stanley “Butch” Smith III of Warm Springs.

Orlando C. Stevens and Daleena M. Frank of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their son Jacoby Albert Allen Stevens, born on September 21, 2010. Jacoby joins brothers Colton, Preston and Kylen, and sister Kasheena.
Grandparents on the father’s side are Lori and Tommy Fuentes of Warm Springs, and Mark Stevens Sr. of Madras.
Grandparents on the mother’s side are Sandra Greene Sampson and Jerry Sampson of Warm Springs, and Jeffery Frank of Warm Springs.

Lonnie Ray Caldera and LeMinnie Wilma Picard of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of their son Jacob Cole Caldera-Picard, born on September 21, 2010. Jacob joins brother LaDainian Ray Caldera-Picard, age 2. Grandparents on the father’s side are Archie Caldera, and Roberta Tufti of Warm Springs. Grandparents on the mother’s side are George Picard and the belated Marylena Heath of Warm Springs.

Kurtis Boies Sr. and Edna Boise of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their son Phillip Rising Sun Winishut, born on September 3, 2010. Phillip joins brothers Aaron, 11, Waldon, 7, Kurtis Jr., 3, and Daiquan, 2.

Armando Ribeiro and Teryl Florendo-Ribeiro of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their son Adrian Gabriel Florendo-Ribeiro, born on August 29, 2010. Adrian joins brother Isaiah Darrias Florendo-Ribeiro. The grandparents on the father’s side are Rick and Carolyn Ribeiro of Warm Springs, and Vernice Switzler of Warm Springs. Grandparents on the mother’s side are Joel Florendo and Alfredene Florendo of Warm Springs. Great grandparents are Evans and Eileen Spino of Warm Springs.

Enzo King Zarate was born on August 18, 2010 at 10:43 a.m. Enzo weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 21 ¾ inches long. Enzo’s parents are LaTonia Kay Smith and Randy King Zarate. Enzo’s maternal grandparents are Rachel Kay Macy and LeRoy Smith Jr. Enzo’s paternal grandparents are Hurlinda Heroca and the late Salvador Zarate.

Patrick Clark and Ardis Smith of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of their son Fiske Lawry Clark, born on August 29, 2010, at 1:14 a.m. weighing 7 pounds 11 ounces, 20 inches in length. Grandmother on the father’s side is Beverley Gallimore. Grandmother on the mother’s side is Dawn Smith of Warm Springs.

Kyler Frank Sr. and Celestine Charley of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their son Kyler Aldo Ray Frank III, born on August 31. Grandparents on the father’s side are Gleen Dora George and Moonshine Frank Sr. Grandparents on the mother’s side are Nikki Blackowl and Robert Charley Sr.

Anthony Wayne Blueback and Lillian Rose Heath of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the arrival of a baby boy, Kevin Wayne Blueback, on August 30, 2010. He joins his brother Jeremy Killsfirst, age 8 and sister Shirleen Killsfirst, age 11. Paternal grandparents are Kevin and Leana Blueback of Warm Springs. Maternal grandparents are the late Martina Heath and Francis Kalama of Warm Springs.

Stephen Govenor and White Dove Govenor of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the arrival of Tairia Julie Govenor on August 20, 2010. She joins a brother.

Raymond and Vannessa Williams are pleased to announced the arrival of Aloysuis Gordon Douglas Jim Williams.  Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Warner Williams. The great-grandparent is Priscilla Frank.     

Erland Mathew Suppah Jr. and Nevonna Star Suppah are pleased to announce the arrival of their baby girl, Miayala Faye Suppah, born on August 7, 2010 at 6:49 p.m. Miayala weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces and measured 21 ¼ inches. She is the grandchild of Erland Mathew Suppah Sr. and Sally Renee Whiz on the father’s side; and Emerson Squiemphen and Bonnie Thomas on the mother’s side.

Randy Boise Jr. and Annie Sampson are the proud parents of Cherish RaeLaAnn Sampson Boise. Cherish was born on August 13, 2010 at 9:57 a.m., weighing 7.13 pounds and measuring 20 ¼ inches. Cherish joins her bother, Randy Sampson Boise III. Grandparents on the father’s side are Gina McConville, Randy Boise Sr., and Berni Boise. Ranetta Spino and Les Sampson are the grandparents on the mother’s side.

August Scott and Amy Burrell are proud to announce the arrival of their newborn son, Nevin August Scott. Nevin was born on August 5, 2010, weighing 6 pounds 15 ounces and measuring 20 inches. Susan Wommack is the grandmother on the mother’s side.  Brigette and Brett Whipple are the grandparents on the father’s side.

Jordan Jackson and Lyla Williams are pleased to announce the arrival of their son, Jordan W. Jake Jackson. Jordan was born on August 3, 2010 at 7:38 a.m.  He weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces, and measured 19 inches. Grandparents are Louella Squiemphen and Gregory Jackson Sr. on the father’s side, and Judith Kalama on the mother’s side.

Maureen Saludo-Sanchez is pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ikiaka Anthony Dorian Sanchez, on July 10, 2010. Grandparents are Daniel and Carol Lawrence, and Maury and Kari Sanchez.

Sam Gray Cloud Jackson Sr. and Suzette Dawn Boise are pleased to announce the arrival of their son Kenneth Vernal Lee Curt Jackson, who was born on June 27, 2010. Kenneth joins his brother Sam Jackson Jr., and his sister Le-Quisha Jackson. His grandparents are Gregory Jackson Sr. and Louella Squiemphen on his father’s side. His grandparents are Patricia Kalama and Tony Boise on his mother’s side.

Thomas N. Medina and Margaret F. Switzler of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Jada Kimberly Medina, born on July 8, 2010. Jada joins sisters Alison, 5, and Sohpia, 3. Grandparents on the father’s side are Kim and Bob Medina of Warm Springs. Grandparents on the mother’s side are Alison Mitchell and Wendell Switzler of Warm Springs.

Adrian Gill and Merima Made of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Jicelle Marie Adri Gill, born on June 27, 2010. Grandparents on the father’s side are Deanna Dixon of Milwaukie, Ore., and James Edward Gill of Portland. Grandparents on the mother’s side are Toni Made of Warm Springs, and Esmade of the Micronesian Islands.

Erickson James Lucei and Crystal Morningstar Spino are pleased to announce the birth of their son Erickson James Spino-Lucei, born on July 5, 2010. Erickson joins a sister, Raylynn Monai Lucei-Spino.Grandparents on the father’s side are David Lucei of Yakima, Wash., and Fawn Frank of Warm Springs.Grandparents on the mothers side are Adwai Wesley James Spino II and Trudy Thompson of Crescent City, Calif.

Michael and Liana Holyan of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Riley Beth Holyan, born on April 8, 2010. Riley joins sister Brinley Mae, age 2. Grandparents on the father’s side are Lexy Terry and JoAnn Holyan-Terry from Crownpoint, New Mexico. Grandparents on the mother’s side are Lee and Cheryl Tom of Warm Springs.

Mychal Allen VanPelt and Timinway Sally Selam-VanPelt of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their son Nathan Chester James Selam-VanPelt, born on March 31, 2010. Nathan joins sister Grace Sapphire Selam-VanPelt. Grandparents on the father’s side are Chester Curtis VanPelt II, and Rebecca June Danzuka. Grandparents on the mother’s side are the late Ned Selam and Marjorie George.

Marion Brent Graybael Jr. and Kishon Fuiava Graybael of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their son Warrian Breshon Brent Graybael, born on April 4, 2010. Warrian joins brothers Marion, 8, and Latrell, 4. Grandparents on the father’s side are Rosa Graybael and Marion Brent Graybael Sr. Grandparent on the mother’s side is Valerie Fuiava.

Deanna Williams is pleased to announce the birth of her son Jerron Joe Blackwolf, who was born on March 3, 2010. Grandparents include Rose Johnson of Warm Springs.

Lynette Marie Danzuka of Warm Springs is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter Melissa Raye Danzuka, born on March 4, 2010. Maternal grandparents are Kathy Ruth Danzuka and the late Joseph Tias of Warm Springs.

Mitchell Johnathon Whitefoot Sr. and Laneda Sherene Thompson of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their son Romeo Rain Whitefoot, born on March 17, 2010. He joins brothers Delmer J. Whitefoot, 9, Walt J.L. Incawanup, 6, and Mitchell J. Whitefoot Jr., 5; and sister Elaina R. Incawanup, 4. Paternal grandparents are the late Delmer Whitefoot Sr., and Veronica Smith-Goviea. Maternal grandparents are the late Leland Thompson Jr., and Laureen and Derris Keahna of Tama, Iowa.

Edward E. James Jr. and Christine E. Bigelow of Bend are pleased to announce the birth of their son Nickolas Michael James, born on March 14, 2010. He joins sisters Jessica and Emelia James, both age 9. His maternal grandmother is Lara Jo Buffalo Boy, of Standing Rock, North Dakota. Laurissa E. Bellanger of Warm Springs is pleased to announce the birth of her son Keian Taine Barney, born on March 19, 2010. Grandparents on the father’s side are Dorothea Barney and Ted Barney Sr. Grandparents on the mother’s side are Joseph P. Bellanger and Lavina L. Colwash.

Randall Hansen and Amanda Peterson of Culver are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Elizabeth June Hansen, born on March 16, 2010. Elizabeth joins brothers Conner, 2, and Randall, 1. Grandparent on the father’s side is Ann, of Bend. Grandparent on the mother’s side is Shirley, from Culver.  

Brandon Craig and Rachelle Herkshan of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of their son Elriq James Craig, born on January 18, 2010. Grandparents on the father’s side are Kathy Smith and Maurice Smith of Warm Springs. Grandparents on the mother’s side are Danni and Leevi Herkshan of Warm Springs.

Kelly Simmelink and Karla Simmelink of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Marlee Renee Simmelink, born on December 31, 2009. Marlee joins brothers Wade, 5, and Reed, 2. The grandparents on the father’s side are Chuck and Kay Simmelink of Madras. The grandparents on the mother’s side are Robert and Judy Yoder of Mollala; and Linda and Dan Reed of Portland.

Mark A. Hill and Heather Shepherd of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Destiny Marie Hill, born on December 27, 2009. Destiny joins brother Damian, age 16 months, and sister Trinity, 4. Grandparent on the father’s side is Denise Hill. Grandparents on the mother’s side are Darlene Shepherd, and Riley Wallace.

Anthony J. Caldera Sr. and Natalie R. Fuiava Caldera of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their son Anthony J. Caldera Jr., born on December 16, 2009. Anthony Jr. joins brothers Farani and Kade. Grandparents on the father’s side are Rebekah M. Aguilar and Raphael Frederick Caldera, both of Warm Springs. Grandparents on the mother’s side are Valerie A. Fuiava and Frank W. Fuiava Sr., both of Warm Springs.

Jose G. Medina and Matilda R. Wallulatum of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their son Hazen Adarius Wallulatum, born on December 17, 2009. Grandparents on the father’s side are Sally Charley and Aristeo Medina. Grandparents on the mother’s side are Fred and Olivia Wallulatum.

Wil and Rachel Sando of Redmond are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Maylie Brynn Sando, born on Nov. 4, at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. At birth, Maylie weighted 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 20 inches in length. The grandparents are Doug and Kriste Lofting of Madras, and Mike and Mary Emhoolah of Warm Springs.  The great-grandparents are Flora Moschetti and Barbara Lofting of Madras, and Mabel Sando of Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico.

Calvin John Charley and Desirae Dawn Boise of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Accalia Dairenne Charley, born on December 5, 2009. Accalia joins two sisters, Doralyn Cali Charley, age 3, and Denyce Dawn Padilla, age 4. Grandparent on the father’s side is Rachael Charley of Portland. Grandparents on the mother’s side are Randolph C. Boise Sr. and Birney Greene Boise of Warm Springs, and mother Regina McConville of Yakima.

Andrew P. Gilbert and Allegra "Sasha" Gilbert of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their son Thomas Virgil Logan Mireles, born on December 8, 2009. Thomas joins sister CheyLene. Grandparents on the father’s side are Nancy Culps of Warm Springs, and the late Sammy Culps Sr. of Wishram, Wash., and the late Thomas Jefferson Mireles Jr. Grandparent on the mother’s side is Amanda Robinson of Warm Springs. Haley Wahnetah of Madras is pleased to announce the birth of her son Bradley Joseph, born on December 7, 2009. Grandparents are Michael and Linda McCoy of Madras.

Lance Hunter Boise and Dawn Jacquelyn Hoptowit of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter LaRose Marie Hoptowit, born on November 18, 2009. LaRose joins three sisters, Danielle, Ikeana and Tamera. Grandparent on the father’s side is Elizabeth Ann Yaw of Warm Springs. Grandparents on the mother’s side are Tamera Jay Kalama of Warm Springs, and Dondi Jay Hoptowit of Warm Springs.

Eric Thomas Kauffman Sr. and Sherry Lynn Saunders of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of their son Samuel Alexander Kauffman, born on November 17, 2009. Samuel joins brothers Thomas, Steven, Eric and Joshua; and sisters Sarah, Vanessa, Sharlene and Katie. Grandparent on the father’s side is Kaye Kauffman of Madras. Grandparent on the mother’s side is Judy Shepler of Kuna, Idaho.

Shawn Davis Jim and Christina C. Culps of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Arlene Patrice Jim, born on March 28, 2010. Arlene joins brother Bryson, 2, and sisters Lianna, 17, Patricia, 16, Selina, 12, ShellieAnn, 8, and Clarissa, 5. Grandparents on the father’s side are Melinda Jim of Warm Springs, and the late Warner Jim. Grandparents on the mother’s side are Wilbur and Suzie Slockish of Wishram and Simnasho.

Casey and Amelia Smith are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Rhoda Lynn Smith, born on March 2, 2010.  Grandparents on the father’s side are Frank Smith of Warm Springs, and Sheryl Smith of Columbus, Ohio.  Grandparents on the mother’s side are Dixon Davis and the late Ellen Colwash-Davis of Warm Springs. Rhoda joins her brother Darius Smith, 7, and sister Kimora Smith, 2.

Kelly Blueback and Ashley Dawn Henderson are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Gracie Rae Henderson, on Feb. 4, 2010. Grandparents on the father’s side are Leana and Kevin Blueback. Grandparents on the mother’s side are Vanessa Campbell and Corey Henderson. Great-grandparents: Connie and Roger Henderson, Dawn Henderson and Ronny Campbell.

Monty C. Tewee and Maria A. Garate of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their son, James Charles Tewee on Jan. 30, 2010. The boy joins his sister, Annarey Erin Garate, age 1. Grandparents on the father’s side are Ladawn Yallup, White Swan, Wash., and Carl Tewee, Warm Springs. Grandparents on the mother’s side are Lisa LaVonne Garate, Seattle, Wash., and Civilo Garate, Yakama, Wash.

Tony Cortazar and Darylynne Cortazar of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their son Orrin Layne Cortazar, born on February 1, 2010. Grandmother on the father’s side is Dee Cortazar of Pendleton. Grandparents on the mother’s side are Sonya nad Vernon Sr. of Warm Springs; and Guy Guy Hererra of Pendleton.

Chasan Walker and Liz Smith of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lindy Autumn Walker, born on January 7, 2010. Lindy joins her 13-year-old sister, Jariah Thompson. The grandparents are Lani and Rodney Hollingsworth of Culver; Eldred Smith Sr., of Warm Springs; and the late Gary and Lily Ann Walker. Great grandmother is Faye Waheneka of Warm Springs.

Wesley James Spino III and Shannon Crystal Lucei of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Myla Love Spino, born on January 14, 2010. Grandparents on the father’s side are Wesley Spino II, and Trudy Thompson of California. Grandparents on the mother’s side are David Lucei of Yakima, and Flora Frank of Warm Springs.

George and Delila Spino of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Betty Nariyah Spino, born on January 15, 2010. Betty joins brother Josiah, 8; and sisters Naliesha, 12, and Mylanis, 10. Grandparents on the father’s side are Frenchy Spino (deceased), and Gwen Mitchell of Chiloquin. Grandparents on the mother’s side are Alice Wyena of Warm Springs; and Dwayne Heath (deceased).

Robert Main Jr. and Shirelle Adams of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Johessa Ruth Main, born on January 1, 2010. Grandparents on the father’s side are Sandra and Robert Main Sr. Grandparents on the mother’s side are Denys and Jason Schjoll, and Thomas Adams.

Robert Warner Sr. and Dawn Rowland of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Sahale Dale Warner, born on January 19, 2010. Sahale joins brothers James, Michael and Robert Jr., and sisters Nikita, Inez and Dyani. Grandparent on the father’s side is Don Rowland Jr. of Mont. Grandparent on the mother’s side is Fritz Miller of Warm Springs.

Dennis White III and Nidya Burgos of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their son Joshua Luke White, born on July 19, 2010. Joshua joins brothers Angelo, 18, Nathan, 10, Jamal, 8, and Dennis, 2; and sisters Shey, 12, Leslie 14, Charlene, 4, and Tilly, 8. The parents on the father’s side are Dennis White Jr., and Chralene White of Warm Springs. Grandparents on the mother’s side are Carmelo Burgos and Eulalua Burgos, of Madras.

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VOCS to host men’s support group

A men’s support group will begin meeting in January at the Victims of Crime office.
Upcoming weetings will be on Feb. 17 and March 17. Times are from 6-8 p.m. For more information, or if you have any questions, feel free to call the Victims of Crime office at 541-553-2293.

Reawakening at community center

The Warm Springs Community Wellness Center and the Recreation Department are hosting the Reawakening gatherings.
Carol Sahme, the Recreation Arts and Crafts coordinator, has scheduled the gatherings through May. They begin at 5:30 p.m. at the community center.
On Tuesday, Feb. 22 and on March 1 the gatherings will be about ribbon shirts, taught by Jeanine Kalama.
On March 8 and 15, the event will feature twining corn husk bags, taught by Kelli Palmer. Further topics will be announced.
Recreation Arts and Crafts is also hosting sewing circles on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. in Carol’s room.
For more information, call Carol Sahme at 541-553-3243.

Locked-in event slated

Looking for a place to let your children safely run loose for hours and hours? Bring them to the Lock-in slated for March 5--postponed from a date in February.
They'll release a ton of pent-up energy with a variety of activities, including games, crafts, sports, music and dancing, and other fun.
During the event they'll also learn ways to avoid drugs, alcohol and other unhealthy activities, according to organizers.
Children in grades K-6 will have the run of the community center from 5 p.m. -10 p.m. and those in grades 7-12 will be there from 11 p.m.-7 a.m. 
Late hours are chosen because those are the hours when teens get in trouble and have run-ins with law enforcement.
Up to 200 youths are expected to attend.
Call 541-553-3205 for details or to volunteer. The Prevention Coalition is the group organizing the event.

Not too late for flu shot

February is a peak month in the flu season and there are recently reported cases in influenza in Central Oregon.
Vaccinations are the best way to prevent getting the illness and we encourage everyone over the age of 6 months to make sure they have had a flu shot this
Warm Springs Clinic still has flu vaccine available. Flu shots are available at many areas in the Warm Springs Clinic.
Community Health Nurses available for children and adults. For appointment with Community Health Nursing call:  541-553-2640.
Pharmacy department available for adult immunizations no appointment needed. 

Mini Penny carnival is on Feb. 15

Turn over those sofa cushions and gather up every penny.
The Warm Springs Community Center Social Hall will be the location for the Mini Penny Carnival.
This family event will be from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15 and will offer activities everyone can enjoy. Every offering will cost just one cent per
Community Center staff and ECE Head Start are organizing this family night out.
For details, call Carol at 541-553-3243.

CPS seeking art work

April will be Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Children’s Protective Services is seeking artwork from youth ages 2-18 to commemorate the month.
The theme is “child abuse prevention,” and the winner will have his or her artwork on all CPS advertisements, T-shirts and flyers for one year.
The deadline to submit artwork is 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1. Artwork can be turned in at the CPS office on the campus, 1109 Wasco St.
For more information, contact Minnie L. Wallulatum, family preservation coordinator, at CPS, 541-553-3209.

Eagle Watch turning 16

Eagle Watch will mark its Sixteenth Anniversary on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 26-27.
Eagle Watch, co-sponsored by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, happens at Round Butte Overlook Park.
The event features live birds of prey, Native American dance presentation, tours, raptor education programs, raptor identification contest, prizes and more.
For information call 541-923-7551 ext. 21; or visit:
With the tribes, Eagle Watch is sponsored by Portland General Electric, and the Crooked River National Grassland.

Wing Dress class coming up

Children’s Protective Services is sponsoring a Wing Dress class from 8:30 a.m.-12 noon, and from 1-4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25. All material provided, but bring your own lunch.
This is for youth from birth to age 18. “Please help build our culture back up in our youth,” said Minnie Wallulatum, family preservation coordinator at CPS. For information, call her at 541-553-3209. Sponsors are CPS, the Tribal Court Youth Prevention program, and Culture and Heritage.

Culture classes return

The latest series of culture classes begins Feb. 28.
Wasco language courses are on Mondays. Warm Springs language courses are on Tuesdays. And Paiute language courses are on Wednesdays.
Classes are held on those days from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the basement of the Education Building.
First hour of each class focuses on language and the remainder of the time is spent highlighting tribal history, culture and practice.
Classes are open to community members and employees, and are also considered an alternative sentence some defendants can take in service to the
The goal is to help guide these tribal members to be a positive part of the community--as is tribal tradition.
The attendance of defendants is monitored and attendance is confidential.
Attending all three language sets also is encouraged because it offers full perspective about all tribes by offering information about Wasco, Paiute and Warm
Springs traditions.
Each series lasts eight weeks. While subsequent series are educationally progressive, teachers will adapt to the needs of newcomers.
Well-behaved children are welcome.

Cancer support group forming (meeting date and location changed) 

The Native People's Circle of Hope is a coalition of Native American cancer support groups in Alaska, Idaho, Oklahoma, Oregon, Arizona, Montana and nationwide affiliates.
The group's goal is to help support local cancer survivors and those who are affected by this life-changing disease. They try to provide hope, help, support, education and advocacy for cancer survivors.
Warm Springs chapter will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 15 in the Museum at Warm Springs. Hope is to meet once a month. A meal will be served. Contact Rosanna Sanders at 541-553-1417 or 541-460-2382.

Baby, this event is for you

The Sweet Heart Baby Fair and Family Photo Shoot will be from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the Community Center Social Hall.
There will be door prizes and a light meal.
Janet Bissell, the tribes' maternal child health nurse, will answer questions. And sign up for Baby College, an upcoming event that will focus on baby brain development.

Festival of Arts contest

Festival of Nations, an arts and culture festival co-hosted by Warm Springs and the city of Cascade Locks, will be held in Cascade Locks this September.
The festival is seeking poster designs by tribal youth.
This year’s theme is: “What Does the Gorge Mean to You?”
The winner will win a $50 gift card, two ski lift tickets for Mt. Hood Meadows and a framed copy of their poster. The deadline is next Friday, Feb. 18.
To enter, send a hard and electronic copy, along with your name, age, grade, tribe, and a short narrative of your entry, to either Margie Tuckta, Festival of Nations, P.O. Box 1240, Warm Springs, OR 97761. Or email:
Or to Rebecca Gandy, Festival of Nations, PO Box 487, Corbett, OR 97019. Or email:

Carb counting series

Nutritionist Linda Porter is offering a series of educational presentations entitled “Carbohydrate Counting”.
Meetings will be held on Thursday, February 17, 24, and March 3 for a total of three classes at the Kitchen Conference Room at the clinic.
This is a series which will total three hours of education.  Participants will get the most benefit from attending all three meetings.

Museum hosting sweetheart luncheon

The Museum at Warm Springs will host the Sweetheart Luncheon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14 at the museum kitchen/education room. Cost is $5.
The spaghetti lunch includes choice of salad or veggies, garlic bread, cupcake and punch. Delivery orders are welcome (must be order of five or more and will cost $6 each).
Tickets for the Valentines Raffle Drop will be available during the luncheon. What is a raffle drop? Buy as many tickets your sweetheart desires, choose any raffle item or items, and drop one or all of your tickets into the jar of the item you want to win. (Need not be present to win.)
For more information, call the museum at 541-553-3331.

Shop for your Sweetheart

Find that special unique gift or simply make a purchase to get out of trouble with your beloved on
Monday, February 14, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Community Wellness Center Social Hall.
First come, first serve vendors (one table per person).
For more information and sign-up, call Carol at 541-553-3243

Simnasho powwow this weekend

The Thirty-Fourth Annual Lincoln’s Birthday Powwow will be held at the Simnasho Longhouse this Friday through Sunday, Feb. 11-13.
Candidates for Powwow Queen are selling raffle tickets in an effort to raise funds.
The powwow Grand Entries are Friday evening at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m. For drum contest information, call Mackie Begay at 541-553-9230. For one-man hand drum information, call Kyle Queahpama at 541-553-6908.
Vending booths are already filled.

Extension in Redmond hosting series on successful farm management

Oregon State University Extension in Redmond will present “Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management Series,” beginning in January.
The course will provide beginning specialty crop and livestock farmers with tools and knowledge to manage the biological and financial risks of farming.
Participants will assess their farm enterprise and gain the ability to develop a whole farm plan. The class dates are Wednesdays, as follows: Jan. 26; Feb. 2, 16 and 23; and March 2 and 9. Times are from 5-9 p.m. Classes are held in the Deschutes County Office in Redmond.
There will be a farm tour on Saturday, Feb. 12.
For information, contact Dana Martin at 541-548-6088, ext. 7957.

To dancers and cooks

Kah-Nee-Ta will be holding two meetings to discuss the 2011 schedule for its summer salmon bakes. The resort is asking tribal members interested in cooking and dancing to attend one of the two meetings.
The meetings are set as follows in the HeHe Room at Kah-Nee-Ta:
Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 10am; and Saturday, Feb. 19 at 9 a.m.
There are chances to discuss the 2011 salmon bake season, and to fill out all necessary paperwork. In order to be on the 2011 salmon bake roster, individuals must attend one of these meetings. Refreshments provided. For more information, please call Heather Cody, convention services coordinator at 541-553-1112, ext. 3436.

Help CPS make wards comfortable

Child Protective Service employees need to make things comfortable for tribal youth under their care—and immediately after youths move in to foster homes. Donations of money are welcome, but must go through a specific tribal delivery procedure. Call CPS at 541-553-3209 for details about how you can help these tribal youths.

Weekly Washat attendance strong

Weekly attendance for Washat Sunday School is around 100 people, organizer Jefferson Greene said.
“We are renewing our ways that have survived through the generous hearts and souls of elders.”
Families and individuals who are new to Washat are invited to attend and learn more about services.
“Through the Washat, we humbly seek the wisdom that survives within us as a community in relation to our creator.”
Washat Sunday School is held every Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Agency Longhouse, prior to services.

Canoe family looks to build cedar canoe

The N’Chi Wanapam Canoe Family is seeking help from artists who may have the knowledge to build a cedar strip canoe.
The team plans on participating in the 2011 canoe journey, beginning once again at Celilo.
For more information on you can become involved, please call the Museum at Warm Springs at 541-553-3331.
Or visit the museum’s website: 

Food handling training dates slated

Anyone who sells food or works with food needs a card that shows they completed training on how to safely prepare and handle food.
Classes will be held on the Warm Springs Reservation for people who want to earn their food handling credentials. The certification test will be administered there.
The next class on the reservation is later this month and will be held from 2-4 p.m. in the Clinic Atrium.
Here are the dates for the single-day  training  sessions at the clinic:
Feb. 10, March 16 (new date), April 14, May 12 and 26; June 9, 20, and 23; July 14, August 10, Sept. 14, Oct.11, Nov. 9, Dec. 6.
Call 541-553-4943 for details.

Adults needed as 4-H volunteers

The Warm Springs Extension Office is actively recruiting community members to volunteer. The time spent helping young 4-H members can be short or long.
Any skill is sought -- as long as it can be taught to a young person who can enjoy doing it for life! This could include projects that are based in natural science, expressive arts, family and consumer sciences and, of course, animal sciences.
Some volunteers may be subject to a criminal background check.
Contact the Warm Springs office at 541-553-3238. Ask for Merle Kirk or Jon Gandy. Or call the Jefferson County office at 541-475-3808.

Shoo away the flu with one shot

Flu shots are widely available to tribal members now. The immunization covers H1N1 and the two likely seasonal strains of the virus.
Parents should watch their mailboxes because they'll be getting information about upcoming flu shot clinics at schools. Other people, however, can get shots from 1-4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in Pod A.
IHS is immunizing by appointment for people who can't come during those hours. Call 541-553-1196 and ask for Nursing.
Flu shot clinics are still being planned. People who have ideas for locations can call Community Health, 541-553-1196.

Crisis support available around the clock

Warm Springs Community Counseling continues to offer 24-hour crisis support to tribal members.
During overnight weekday hours and the weekends, calls made for crisis support go to Police Department Dispatch, 541-553-1171. Dispatchers will take your name and telephone number and notify the crisis worker. The crisis worker will them call you to provide help.
Call 541-553-3205 during office hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for crisis assistance Mondays-Fridays. And always call 911 in an emergency.

Vital Stats ID schedule

This is the schedule for getting your tribal identification card from Vital Statistics:
Mondays and Wednesdays: 8-11:30 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1-4:30 p.m.
ID cards are $10. Paper copy IDS, $3.
One dollar for copies of birth certificates, Social Security cards, court orders, etc.
No checks or credit. Cash only.
Call 541-553-3252 for details.

CPS seeks foster families

Children’s Protective Service of Warm Springs seeks local families to provide a safe, temporary environment while their parents work toward reunification.
Requirements include:
Living in a home where everyone age 18 and older could pass a background check;
Having a valid driver’s license and current vehicle insurance (and ability to show proof);
Completing a fingerprint card with the police department.
Call Child Protective Service for details, 541-553-3209.

Legal Aid moves office, changes number

Legal Aid has moved its new office to the white, single-wide trailer at 1106 Wasco St. The telephone number has changed to 541-553-2144.
The number printed in the Spilyay back in June no longer applies because of the department’s move to the trailer.
Legal Aid provides legal criminal counsel and representation to tribal members in the Warm Springs Tribal Court.
The court receptionist at the Warm Springs Tribal Court also can take messages for Legal Aid.
The department reopened in June after more than a year of closure.

Mountain View Hospital recruiting volunteers

Mountain View Hospital recently launched its volunteer program, Give.
The hospital district is seeking individuals interested in volunteering as greeters at the hospital. The hospital plans to have greeters available 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The volunteer shifts would be in four-hour increments and involves greeting visitors courteously and directing them to their destinations.
The hospital is also seeking volunteers for its auxiliary thrift store, located at 59 N.E. Fifth St., Madras.
These volunteer positions would be to perform retail functions such as cashier and stocking shelves. The auxiliary thrift store is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
All volunteers must be over the age of 16 and must sign a service agreement.
If you are interested in becoming a Mountain View Hospital volunteer or would like more information, please contact JoDee Tittle, 475-3882, ext. 5097,

Supplies 4 Schools helps local school children 

Mountain View Hospital, in partnership with Mid Oregon Credit Union, continues to collect school supplies for local school children.
Community members may drop school supplies off at the outpatient registration entrance of Mountain View HospitalCash donations are also accepted and will be used toward the purchase of new school supplies.
This year’s Supplies 4 Schools ensures that all children have a sense of belonging and readiness for school.
Commonly needed items include: high school or middle school backpacks, spiral notebooks, pencils, graph paper, college ruled paper, glue sticks, colored markers, colored pencils, 4 oz. bottles of white glue, school supply boxes, pink erasers, bottles of hand sanitizer and 2-3" binders.
For more information or to make a cash donation, please contact Joan Anderson of Mountain View Hospital at 541-460-4016. Email:


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