Today is September 25 – there are 189 days left until Census 2020 begins. The U.S. Census counts all residents in the United States. The Warm Springs Complete Count Committee encourages everyone to be counted.
At Madras High School today: it’s Aloha Day for spirit week. Today’s featured distinguished alumni is: Jarold Ramsey. Monday – students learned about distinguished alumni Antonio Pena and yesterday they learned about Dr. Shilo Tippett. There will be Bubble Tea’s at lunch today. In White Buffalo Sports the boys soccer team is at North Marion. Girls soccer is home vs. North Marion at 4:00. And the Homecoming Powder Puff game is at 7 this evening.
- Tribal Council is in session today. On their agenda is a Landfill Update, BPA Visit with Tribal Council, PL 102-447 Employment and Training and the EPA Monthly Leadership Training.
- There is Senior Fitness Class this morning at 10:45 at the Senior Center – following class, participants can enjoy a meal. On the menu: BLT sandwich with potato salad.
- Today at the Behavioral Health Center – Wellbriety meets from 11 to noon today. Women’s Group is 1 to 2. Anger Management is this afternoon from 3-4. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 this evening.
- Functional Fitness class is in the noon hour today in the Community Center Social Hall. Tomorrow early morning – there is Fusion Fitness Class at 6am at the Community Center Aerobics Room.
- A community presentation on Human Trafficking is today at the Community Center Social Hall. There are 2 sessions at 1pm and 6pm. The training is being conducted by the Guardian Group, a local non-profit specializing in counter human trafficking.
- Warm Springs Housing Authority is having an Ice Cream Social for Kindergarten thru 8th grade youth today from 3:30-5 at the Greeley Heights Community Building. Parents need to sign a waiver for their child to attend. You can call housing at 541-553-3250 to learn more.
- Warm Springs Christian Fellowship has bible study at 6pm at the Senior Center.
- The Warm Springs Baptist Church has Bible Study and Prayer this evening at 6:00.
- Heart of Oregon YouthBuild is recruiting youth ages 16-24 years for its Fall 2019 cohort starting October 14th. YouthBuild members earn their GED, high school diploma, college credit, and job skills. There will be a YouthBuild information session tomorrow in Sisters and another session here in Warm Springs at the Bridges Alternative ROOTS program at 1pm. You MUST attend one of the information sessions to be considered for the YouthBuild Program. Details are available online at heart of Oregon dot org. (www.heartoforegon.org)
- The Warm Springs Fish and Wildlife Off Reservation Committee is hosting a Ceremonial Hunters Meeting this tomorrow from 4-6pm at the Greeley Heights Community Building.
If you have unused or expired medications you need to get rid of, the Warm Springs Health & Wellness Center now has a MedSafe drop box to dispose of old meds. Bring them to large blue box located in the pharmacy waiting area to safely dispose of unneeded medications.
The Sunnyside Road Grade, Relay & Pedestrian Project is underway. Sunnyside Drive is closed from Tmsh Street to Upper Dry Creek Road. Contact Ben Bisland 541-553-3207 if you have questions.
The Native American Music Awards are November 2nd in Niagara Falls New York. Voting is now open online. Local Musicians nominated for awards are: Blue Flames for Best Rap Hip Hop Music Video for “Stand Up” and Bigg B featuring N8 for Best Music Video Recording for “Deep End”. You can hear check out nominations online at Native American Music Awards dot Com where there is also a link to voting. (www.nativeamericanmusicsawrds.com)
Rez Fest is Saturday November 2rd at the Warm Springs Community Center Social Hall. Doors open at 5 and the show starts at 5:30. This is an Alcohol & Drug Free Event. Performances by Warm Springs own Damage Overdose plus ethnic de generation from Kayenta Arizona Guardians from Sells Arizona, Bloodline from Gallup New Mexico, Justin Sayne N8v from Takilma Oregon – and Eagle Thunder will be there too. There is a fee for admission. All ages are welcome.