r c January 3, 1986 SPILYAY TYMOO Editorial Whim v (the way it is) Letters to the Editor "Spifyay Speaks" fEDiroR Despondent? There are people who care a, A Once a year everyone gets all duded up and goes out for a night on the town to let out all their frustrations and also to ring in the new year. Now that all of the new years resolutions have been made and the old year kissed away, we must settle down and continue our daily tasks and hope that 1986 will be a better year where we can fulfill our dreams of a successful one. If I had to do it over again, I don't think I would like to see another 1985. It started out a "Bummer,"early last spring when all the departments started work ing on the 1986, operating budget. With instruction of working on a tight budget with no kind of a raise was like trying to squeeze blood out a Fig Tree. The reason I use the term " Fig Tree," is because it is so far fetched from this area. It has been a few years since anyone has gotten any kind of a raise. Frustration came from staff members on the thought of no kind of a raise, not even just a small one for living conditions. Though there are no raises for the employees we can still look back to a very successful year working for the Tribes, which is one of the largest employers in Central Oregon. We can look back with pride of our accomplishments even though there was much criticism for a thankless job well done. For the first time in history of the reservation a petition was circulated challenging the 1986 operating budget. Tribal members wanted answers on various expenditures and procedures followed by the Tribal Organization. The intention was a good one because in the past questions have been raised and there"was njo response on settling the issues that were in question. At a general council meeting the petitioners issued questionnaires to those who were present at the meeting of what they thought of the operation at its present stage and also asked for any sugges tions on what should be done on various segments of the operating budget. All these statements were published in the Spilyay Tymoo, at the petitioners request. There were many issues addressed, mainly on the management and its function in the organization. Some opinions seemed to be far out in left field and in the last inning or the wrong game, but these are things that have to be answered by the Tribal Council, After these statements appeared in Spilyay Tymoo, other state ments started to show up. All the other statements had a lot of research behind them but the reason they were not published is because the author did not sign the article. It is the policy of Spilyay Tymoo to publish letters and articles from its readers, preferably 300 words or less, all letters are the opinion of the writer and do not reflect in anyway the opinion of Spilyay Tymoo. Also Spilyay Tymoo reserves the right to edit all copy or refuse publication of any letter that contains libelous material. The writer must sign and give an address and phone number, to verify that his statement is factual and not hearsay. My dear friend, I have been thinking real hard these past two months of the reason(s) that may have brought on the taking of your life. Though I cannot understand it and pretend that I have felt the same as you did before this act was done, I know that alcohol and drugs have had a lot to do with the distorted thinking that this was "the easy way out." - I know how you felt about your family. . .you had great love for each and every one of them. I know you loved life and you loved the friends that you had. I cried for all of us who were left here, you had so many people who cared! After every thing was all over and done with, the funeral and give-away (I know you wouldn't have wanted a fuss but. . .), I was real tired and just thought about what I could have done to help you. Session to begin Jan. 14 A series of Chemical Sub stance Education classes are sche duled for young people 12-20 years of age. The five classes will be offered twice, the first session begins January 14 at 4:00 p.m. at the Warm Springs Community Coun seling Center. The second ses sion begins February 18. The five classes will include an introduction, testing and know-4 ledge of drugs; chemical sub-1 stance information, part I; che mical substance information, part II; A family disease ena bling denial, refusal skills; and, youth and the law in Warm Springs. The class is conducted by alcohol and drug prevention Caroline Cruz with one class conducted by juvenile coordi nator Sondra Weston. For more information and registration call Cruz at 553-1161, ext. 205. As these days go by I am more determined to strive on for the Lord and do His work. I would like to be able to reach more of my friends and relatives, including the younger generation to tell them that alcohol and drugs aren't doing them any favors except make them look older, act like fools. Their pro blems will still be there when they sober up or come down from their "high." In the Bible it says that we are not fighting against flesh but spirits. I believe that ft more people understood this they will be able to get a better under standing of their feelings when they are sad, depressed, jealous, bitter, angry, suicidal etc., etc., By getting stoned or drunk they don't understand that they are "opening" the door to these spirits and are inviting them in (to their body.) They cannot get by in life by "just being good" they should be told that they need Jesus to help them thru. My friend, I am going to miss you terribly, especially when your birthday has come and gone and now the holidays are upon us. . .1 pray that your loved ones will have people to share and care for them during what is suppose to be "family time" and the season to be jolly. I cannot judge because I don't know what was in your heart, only God knows that. But I want you to know that you will be a part of a lot of people's hearts for a long time to come. Love your friend, Tina Aguilar Photo courtesy of MOIHS Toe Ness Two ladies were talkin when one said, "All of my married friends' quit telling me I should settle down. . .They're all divorced now!" YIKES SSSSSS Tom and Don were talking. Tom said, "If your girl friend told you to go out and find a job before she would marry you, what would you look for?" Don. . ."Another girl." YIKES SS SS SS IHS Director reinstated RHOADES REINSTATED AS DIRECTOR OF THE INDIAN HEALTH SERVICES: Dr. Everett Rhoades, suspended June 21 as director of the Indian Health Services in the Department of Health and Human Services, was reinstated December 10, with a reprimand. The Washington Post reported that Donald I. MacDonald, acting assistant secretary for health, made the announcement. Rhoades, the first Indian to head the IHS, was charged with condoning favoritism by subordinates in the awarding of some $33,000 in grants to his daughter under the IHS college scholar ship program. MacDonald said Rhoades was reprimanded for failing to exercise due care to avoid the appearance of conflict of interest. Shike, Miss Warm Springs YIKES She: You see more in a big city." He: True, true, but you sure can hear more in a small town. SS SS SS Ihere was this guy who came home in the wee hours in the morning carrying a rolling pin, thinking of himself. "This time I'm going to fight back." YIKES SS SS SS Two women were talking as one said. "No doubt about it ten years of Ellie Mae's life were those between 39 and 40." SS SS SS the best YIKES Doctors keep telling us to get lots of fresh air, but they never tell us where to find it... YIKES SSSSSS Continued from page 1 Estimo and Sandra Danzuka. She is presently attending Linn Benton Community College at Albany, Oregon where she is a freshman. Shike received a scho larship in basketball and is a starting guard on the college team. Competing for the titles is not totally new to the 18 year-old miss who has earned a number of titles in sports as well as queens'contest. She was a mem ber of the class of 1985 at Mad ras High School where she was active in basketball and volley ball. She also served as the homecoming queen during her senior year and the Holiday BB tournament queen here in Warm Springs. Shike is planning a career in business administration after she completes her college schooling. According to Anna Clements, of the Miss Warm Springs com mittee, there is not a budget for the 1986 Miss Warm Springs so Shike's appearances will be limited during the first three months of her reign. Year-end sale!!! Savings from 20 to 30 Selected beaded bags, wallets and many other items. Sale good from December 20, 1985 to January 31, 1986 Hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No Lay-Aways At the Deschutes River Bridge on Highway 26 Warm Springs Gift Shop and Information Center P.O. Box "C" Warm Springs, OR 97761 (503) 553-1156 Tumft waimmee articles and letters to be published from Its readers. All letters, preferably 300 words or less, must Include the writer's signature and address. Thank you letters and poetry will be published at the editors discretion. All letters are the opinion of the writer and do not reflect In any way the cDinlon of Spilyay Tymoo. 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