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Warm Springs, Oregon
Forum to discuss dependencies
Warm Springs Hot Shot Crew...
Fires, contracts keep members busy
To register or arrange two grad
uate or undergraduate college
credits (II CP 4I0G). contact Jan
Hitdrcth or Vivian Simon Brown
at 385-5503 or I-8OO-422-304 1 . ext.
503 at Central Oregon Community
College. If you need further infor
mation. contact Eva Mcl'arland in
Bend at 38V-045, Lois Pcten. Ed
ucation Manager at St. Charles,
382-4321. ext. 7026. Sam Graves
(SL) or Mike Goldrick (SHARP).
This forum is a scries of free pub
lic programs co-sponsored by St.
Charles Medcial Center. Central
Ore iton Community College, Sacred
Heart Adolescent Recovery Pro
gram(SIIARP)and Serenity Lane.
Inc. (SL). The forum meets in the
Bend High School, room C-8. Pre
registration is encouraged. Drop
ins for individual sessions will be
accommodated as space allows.
September 26 The Psychology of Addiction: "Merry-Go-Round Called Denial"
Mot Shot crew member Tony Thompson cleans up behind sawyers. Crew constructs a hand line to help keep
Controlled burns contained in reservation forest.
The Warm Springs Hot Shot "They've been every place but
brew was home briefly before they here, says acting lire management
Kvcre called to help fight another officer Mike Cunningham For
re. This time it was in the tnrec days in May tncy were ngnt-
Wenatchee National Forest in mga lire in tne uescnutes National
Washington. Forest. From June 22 to July 6
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Vernon Tias cleans and repairs saws for both contract work and on fires.
they were working in Ontario
Canada. In July and August it was
Galena. South Dakota. Mark sC reck
Wyoming and Warm Springs Creek
While on location crews are
generally sent into the fire at criti
cal areas where the "most training
and most experience is necessary
When they re home the crew
isn't idle. Contracts with Warm
Springs Forest Products Industries
and Fire Management keep the
crew working nine months out of
the year. They build hand lines on
clear cut units to prepare the area
for controlled burns. I hey also
plant trees, work on the Bureau of
Indian Atlairs superior seed pro
gram, do field inventories to deter
mine fire hazards, work on pres
cribed burns and help maintain
crew, members must take 80 hours
of fire training in basic fire bohav
ior, chainsaws, and firing methods
and devices. They must also meet a
physical fitness requirement
Training is sponsored by the Warm
Springs Fire Management office
over a two-week period each year
The Warm Springs Hot Shot
crew is not solely a local firefight
ing crew but through selection it
has become a national resource for
fighting fires. The Boise, Idaho
Interagency Fire Center directs
movement of the crew.
The Warm Springs Hot Shot
crew consists of superintendent
Mike Gomez, squad leaders Luther
Clements. George Williams and
Jim Surface, crew members Emer
son Culpus, John Culpus, Mina
Estimo, Jolene Johnson, Morris
Johnson, Sam Kentura, David
Lucei, Larry Scott, Nadine Scott,
Glenn Smith, Ryan Smith, Lincoln
Suppah, Jim Surface, Tony
Thompson, Vernon Tias, William
Wilson and Omar Winishut, Jr.
Alder agreement being finalized
Randy Bryson, National President of NCCDN, Nurse Manager
SHARP October 3 Early Signs of Addiction: "Can We Detect if it is Adddiction?"
Jim Crcascy, Assessment Director SHARP
October 10 The Dynamics of Families: "What Happens to a Family Caught in the
Mike Goldrick, Program Direcctor SHARP
October 17 Treatment for Families: "From Co-dependence to Healthy Dependence"
Joann Brccden. CAC, Director of Alumni Education SL
October 24 Eating Disorders: "The Food Addict"
Judith Clements, PhD Private practice in Bend
Pam DiDcnte. R.N.. M.N.
Nancy Gertlcr, R.C.S.W.
October 31 Intervention: "Learning to Break the Addictive Cycle"
Mike Goldrick. SHARP and
Eve McFarland, MSW, RCSW, private practice, Bend
November 7 Treatment of Addiction: "What's It All About"
Joe Steiner, Sr., M.S., CADC, Director of Treatment Programs SL
Karen Likens, M.S., Case Manager, SHARP
November 14 Adult Children of Alcoholics: "Healing the Wounded Child"
Jo Hodgson, Director of Family Program SL
CAT test levels lower district-wide
New California Achievement
Tests administered last May to
District students resulted in lower
overall scores. Warm Springs stu
dents scored within the 20th-30th
The test which challenges stu
dents with higher level questions
than previous CAT tests proved to
be more difficult for students. "We
expected the kids to do better than
that." says Warm Springs Elemen
tary principal Jane Westergaard
Nimocks." we were disappointed."
The new test may have caused
some difficulty the principal ex
plains, but regardless, "We're tak
ing a different approach" this
school year. The CAT tests will be
analyzed to determine particular
problem areas. Emphasis, though,
will be on developing thinking skills.
"We need to boost overall expo
sure."Thinking skills will be taught
at all levels in all areas.
The Warm Springs Elementary
teaching staff has "always been the
most positive group of people to be
around," says Westergaard
Nimocks. Although they express
disappointment at the test results,
"They know the ability is there."
The kids "are wonderful" in the
adds. "They do better in the class
room than in group testing."
Parents can help. "Westergaard
Nimocks says, "We re going to oe
asking for more help." Parents
Warm Springs Elementary CAT test results
must expect more from students.
Students should be getting "B"
grades, she emphasizes.
Parents also must get more
involved with the students. Includ
ing students in discussions, work
ing with them on school work,
insisting they work after school
with teachers on subjects in which
they are experiencing difficulty is
"It's not too late." says the prin
cipal. Parents must "be right there"
for their students. They must
expect the students to do well and
expect them to work hard.
Wnrkino tosether. oarents. stu
dents and the Warm Springs
Elementary staff can improve the
performance of students.
Work on an agreement has
entered its final stages regarding
the acquisition of alder for use by
tribal members. Alder is in demand
for use in smoke houses.
The tree is scarce on the reserva
tion. It grows along streambanks
and is necessary in riparian areas to
provide shade, prevent erosion and
maintain the ecological commun
ity. It is illegal to remove an alder
tree from riparian areas on the
Working together, the Warm
Springs Natural Resources Depart
ment and Bureau of Indian Affairs
Forestry Department have located
a source of alder near Zig Zag,
"The Forest Service wants us tc
Additional sewing class set
11 you missed the first class of
Power Machine Sewing offered
through Central Oregon Commun
ity College, you're in luck! A second
session will be offered on Thursday
evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 at the
Warm Springs Apparel building in
the Industrial Park. Instructor
Dorothy Pedersen will teach you
the fine art of lockstitching, over
stitching and other power machine
techniques. Cost for the class is
$15. Community education direc
tor Geoff Bury suggests early regis
tration for this popular class. Con
tact Bury at the Community Educa
tion office in the Old Boys Dorm.
Or call him at 553-1428.
buy 100 cords" of the wood, sap
assistant forest manager Bill
Donaghu. Unfortunately the BIA
cannot allocate money for that
purpose. A tribal department,
however, would be able to pur
chase the wood.
Once the purchase is made, tri
bal members will be able to pur
chase a permit locally and then cut
alder for their own use. When a
solution to the purchase problem is
reached tribal mewmbers will be
notified regarding purchase of a
50 - t
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1 First grade
2 second grade
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Subject areas CAT E
3 p.. - m CAT C
4 7 ; t . CAT C
3 Third grade
4 Fourth grade
5 Fifth grade
Subject areas CAT E
Tapedo gains full-time employment after training
What would you do if you lost
your job after seven years? Well,
for Yvonne Tapedo, being a single
Spilyay Tymoo Staff
MANAGING EDITOR Sid Miller
ASSISTANT EDITOR Donna Behrend
PHOTO SPECIALISTWRITER Marsha Shewczyk
REPORTERPHOTOGRAPHER Pat Leno-Baker
FOUNDED IN MARCH, 1976
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mother with two dependent child
ren and losing a job was indeed an
obstacle. But, Yvonne just got her
self together and started looking
f r. a K -if i I : i
Yvonne Tapedo, after completing several months of training, has become
a full-time employee at the Information Center.
for work. She had worked for
seven years in the Assembly Plant
before it was closed. It was a job
she enjoyed. She entered the
Womens' Program through the Tri
bal Employment Office with hopes
of being retrained for a new job.
Yvonne was raised in Warm
Springs. She said when she was
young and still in school she had
not worried about having a career.
She soon learned after she got out
of school that perhaps it was some
thing she should have given some
serious thought. Yvonne got a job
at the Assembly Plant putting to
gether components for Textronics.
She was paid for the amount of
work she turned out and it was a
job she liked. The plant employed
many women who were untrained
for secretarial work or other kinds
of jobs. The pay at the plant was
not the greatest but Yvonne man
aged to live on her wages.
She gives a lot of credit to her
two daughters, Jolene, 14, and Joy,
13. Both girls were aware of how
much she made and they pitched in
and started their own projects to
help with income. Both gilrs baby
sat to earn money.
Yvonne was placed at the Tribal
Information and Gift Shop by the
program. Her supervisor, Faye
Waheneka, said it is hard to find
good dependable help who are wil
ling to work with the public often
times answering questions that are
repetitious. Yvonne found sheenjoy
ed the new job of being a clerk.
Faye said Yvonne is a "real gem"
because she is so industrious. She
looks for things that need to be
taken care of and she does them.
She also enjoys meeting new peo
ple and answering questions about
the reservation, culture, people and
the artwork of the local people.
She was hired as a full-time
empolyee the day after Labor Day
this year. She said the benefits she
receives are great insurance, sick
leave, annual leave and, of course,
a wage higher than entry level of
S3.35 an hour.
Her daughter, Jolene is on con
tract to bead caps for the Gift Shop
and last spring one of her caps was
selected to be given to Jessie Jack
son during his capaign visit to Cen
Yvonne said that she is really
stressing to her girls to get the
benefit of an education so after
they are out ot school they will be
able to work. "A person cannot tell
when the skills will be of valuse."