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Voters faced with election decision Thursday, May 29
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REFERENDUM 7123 Form w rfecWe May 29 if the Tribe will
appropriate money for a joint venture with Denver Manufacturing to
produce western shirts. Vesta Johnson models one of the brand name
shirts presently manufactured by Denver. Shirts can be purchased at
Olsen's in Madras.
Main heads home to "God's country
For tribal voters. May has
been the month of "the Vote."
Voters have gone to the polls on
two issues, apportionment and
tribal adoption, and are headed
to the polls again Thursday,
May 29 to decide the fate of
three referendum items. Simnasho
voters, at the same time, will
settle the tie between Tribal
Council candidates Janice
Clements and Delbert Frank,
Sr. The three referendum issues
and the run-off bet ween Clements
and Frank were all presented in
an April 29 election, but due to
a lack of ballots, the election
was invalidated by Tribal
All tribal members at least 2 1
years of age, or married, are
eligible to vote in the May 29
election. Polls will be open from
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voting will be
held at the Warm Springs Com
The referendum items to be
presented to voters will be a $5
million senior citizen fund,
a $6 million scholarship
fund and a request to appropriate
$400,000 and borrow up to
$750,000 for the proposed western
wear apparel factory.
Referendum items, numbers
7121 and 7122, are proposals to
establish two permanent trust
funds for the future pension
needs of Warm Springs senior
citizens and members interested
in attending college or vocational
education programs. The funds
would be set up so they could
not be revoked or used for any
other purposes. Both funds could
Senior Citizens Pension
Fund If the payments were
made only from the interest
earned by the fund, the fund
would last two to three years.
At that time, more money could
be put into the fund. If payments
were made from both the interest
and principal, the fund would
last 13 to 14 years. At that time,
the fund would be depleted.
Payments to senior citiens would
come directly from this fund
and in good years, additiona
money could be added to the
fund through the Tribe's annual
Scholarship Trust Fund The
fund would be set up to ensure
that money would be available
for members who wish to attend
college and vocational education
programs in the future. If scholar
ships were made only from the
interest earned, the fund would
last seven to eight years. If
scholarships were made from
both principal and interest, the
fund would last 16 to 17 years.
At that time the fund would be
depleted. Students would still
be encouraged to use their own
money and trust funds for educa
tion benefitting self-reliance and
Referendum 7123 seeks to
appropriate $400,000 and autho
rity to borrow up to $750,000
for the purpose of buying, con
structing, equipping and operat
ing a garment facility to be
located in the former Tektronix
building. Total cost of the facility
is estimated at $1.1 million.
Part of the expense of the opera
tion is expected to be offset by a
$250,000 HUD community deve
lopment block grant.
The proposed plant would
involve the manufacture of high
quality western blouses and shirts
under the trademark of "Miss
Rodeo America, "which can be
found in western apparel stores
in the United States and Canada.
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Referendums 7121 and 7122 Senior citizens pensions and scholarships
deal with appropriating monies to be held in trust with the interest
eventually paying for these programs. Voters will vote on the items May
29. Elmer "Scotty" Scott, elder, shares with Shana Johnson, high school
student, tribal history and moments from his life.
The project would be a joint rate than the base productivity
venture between the Tribes and
Denver Manufacturing, owned
by Wayne Jenkins.
The plant could eventually
provide 57 jobs, 55 of whom
would be tribal members or
married into the Tribe. Most of
the jobs would entail sewing
and would offer full-time, year
'round employment. Wages would
begin at $3.35 per hour and
after a six-month training period,
the base hourly piece-rate would
be between $3.60 and $4.00,
based on a productivity percen
tage. People prod ucinga higher
rate would be paid accordingly.
Profit sharing is also being pro
posed as a way to increase both
productivity and the sewing
plant's profits. It has been pro
jected that it will take approxi
mately two years for the plant
to become profitable.
A general council meeting is
scheduled for Tuesday, May 27
at the Agency longhouse to dis
cuss the referendum items. Dinner
will be at 6 p.m. with the meeting
to follow. All members are encou
raged to attend the meeting.
Vote Thursday, May 29
by Donna Behrend
"Violent crimes and burglaries
have really declined while I've been
here," says Warm Springs Agency
Special Officer Jerome Main. He
attributes that decline not to
himself, but to the calibre of Warm
Springs police officers. "There's a
better brand of policemen here
than you'd find any other place."
Main, whose last day in Warm
Springs was May 16, headed for
"God's country", near his home,
the Billings Area Office, as Area
Special Officer. Included in his
jurisdiction will be seven reser
vations in Montana and one
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Warm Springs Agency Special Officer Jerome Main has been named
Special Officer for the Billings Area Office. He's looking forward to
moving to God s country near home.
Main came to Warm Springs
from the Puget Sound Agency in
Everett, Washington in 1982 through
an "administrative swap" with Mark
Werner. During his four years in
Warm Springs, Main supervised
the two tribal investigators and his
assistant Ben Richards, who will be
acting special officer until a perma
nent appointment is made.
"The tribal investigators are now
making referrals to the U.S. Attor
ney's office,"something that wasn't
done before, savs Main. "The Tribe
has quality .invest iijators" in Oliver
Kirk and Chuck McKay, says Main.
Showing his support for the current
police administration, Main says,
"I feel the police administration is
going in the right direction in up
grading the department."
Main, his wife Nellie, and
youngest son Nathan, will be making
their home in Billings, near their
family. One daughter will be
graduating from Portland State
University this summer, one son is
married into the Tribe, and one
daughter is attending Fort Belknap
Community College of which his
other daughter is business manager.
he's received while here. "I've gotten
a lot of support from the Tribe as
well as the bureau staff." For
Superintendent Bernard Topash,
Main said, "My aspirations are to
be an area director."
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And Jerome says. . .
Headstart children were recently entertained by Phyllis Moore and her friend Jerome. Moore and her
collection of hand puppets told stories in which the children became involved. The children in turn entertained
Moore with songs of their own.
Sosa takes job with Multonomah County
Courtney appointed Cultural Awareness Day set
uon iouriney nas occn iianieu
resident manager of Kah-Nee-Ta
Resort and Spa by the resort's
Board of Directors. The appoint
ment came about when General
manager Garland Brunoe accepted
a job with China Ventures, Inc. in
Beijing, China. The 26-year-old tri
bal member is a graduate of the
University of Nevada at Las Vegas,
receiving his BS in Hotel Administra
tion in 1984.
On June 2, the Forest will host a of Restoration of Tribal Status."
"cultural awareness" day for all This will be followed by a discussion
employees and their families. It with Warm Springs Tribal members.
will be held at the Pinetree Nursery Indian dancing will also occur and
by Donna Behrend
Sam Sosa began working for the
Tribe as a relief jailer in January,
1980. In two short years, he
advanced through the steps that
brought him to his most current
position as lieutenant of corrections.
Now, he's leaving the relatively
quiet life of Warm springs behind
and heading for the busy city life
and work for Multnomah County
Sheriffs department at their new
justice center as a corrections officer.
"The reason I accepted the posi
tion is due to the opportunities I
can encounter at the facility. There
will be more of an opportunity to
expand professionally," said Sosa
four days before he left.
Sosa had no previous experience
in law enforcement but through
training, he gained the skills and
experience to be a top-notch
corrections supervisor. Sosa is cer
tified in two areas of law enforce-
in Bend starting at 1 1 :30 a.m. with
a potluck (everyone should bring a
dish and their service) and end
about 4:30 p.m. At 12:30 p.m. Dr.
Jose Guitierrez will speak on "Hispa
nic Culture and History in Oregon."
everyone is encouraged to partici
pate. A first (hopefully not the last)
for the Deschutes County in many
ways. Come join in. Talk with your
Forest Management I earn member
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After a break at about: 1 3 p.m., or call Dalene McNair or Albert
a member of the Klamath Indian Arguello for more information.
Tribe will talk on the "Significance
Housing authority seeking applicants
Job opening-Construction Inspector for
residential Housinf .
The Warm Springs Housing Authority is
seeking applications from individuals inte
rested in contracting for the inspection of 53
single family dwelling units during the con
struction period scheduled between late
May through December of 1986.
Interested individuals are to submit a
current resume, list of previous and current
projects which the individual has performed
inspection services, references, and a review
of inspection services that they are capable
of performing. Include an hourly rate of pay
schedule with application.
The individual will be required to assist in
training a tnbal staff-member during the
course of the project, inspect on a part-time
basis or as required on a scheduled bis.
submit daily inspection reports. Applicant
is to have a thorough knowlede of blueprint
reading, building codes, construction practices
and materials applications. Selection will be
made following a personal interview with
the Housing Authority.
Applications and required submittals are
to be submitted to the Warm Springs Housing
Authority offices by 5 p m.. May 29. 1986.
Selection decision to be made during the
week of June 5: applicants will be notified of
selection of mail. Applicants qualifying will
be invited to an interview on June 3;
applicants are to include a telephone number
where they can be reached to schedule an
Submit applications to the Warm Springs
Housing Authority. PO Bon C. Warm
Spnngv Oregon 97761.
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Sam Sosa has accepted a position with the Multnomah County Sheriffs
office as a corrections officer. He and his family will relocate to Gresham.
ment basic corrections and basic
police. Sosa spent a total of 1 1
weeks in training to gain his
Highlights for Sosa have included
opening up the new justice services
building in Warm Springs, which
he says is "one of the most modern
in this area and one of which the
community can be proud. " Bringing
an additional eight people to the
Warm Springs corrections program
was also important to him. There
are currently 17 staff members en
suring the safety and security of
facility inmates. He was also made
third-in-command of the police
There's been a shift in thinking
that a jailer position is a "stepping
stone to patrol," Sosa commented.
Now, people "come into corrections
as a career." Also, Sosa feels that
corrections in Warm Springs is
"becoming more professional.;'
Sosa explained that the Multno
mah facility, which is located in
downtow n Portland, has a miximum
inmate capacity of 450 where the
Warm Springs facility has room
for a maximum of 48 men, women
Sosa and his family plan to live
in Gresham. His wife, Rachel, is
hoping to transfer from the Madras
branch of the U.S. Bank to a
Gresham branch. Because some of
his family lives here, Sosa has
mixed feelings about leaving Warm
Springs. 1 don't want to say
goodbye, just see you later."