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September 23, 1988 PACK 3
Warm Springs, Orixjon
Rock art sites, rock faces which
contain paintings (pictographs) or
carved inscriptions (petroglyphs), tell
a story of ancient times. They were
created as written messages by people
long ago. These "outdoor museums"
are often hundreds or even thousands
of years old. Unfortunately, many of
these sites have been vandalized with
spray paint and chalk and even used
for target practice.
Mattson, along with members of the
Culture and Heritage committee,
various tribal members and Greg
Bettis, a rock art recorder and
conservator, recently visited several
rock art sites in Central Oregon that
had been disfigured by vandals.
Bettis, assisted by Wilson
cleaned qraffitti from the
Vandalized petroglyph panel from
"Passages 1992" to be held
Madras High School freshme
students and their parents are invit
ed to an informal dinner and pro
gram September 27, 1988.
Because freshmen "are special"
says "Passages 1992" coordinator
Phil Comingore, teachers would
like to honor them. "This is just a
building," says Comingore, and
teachers want to make the new stu
dents feel welcome and reduce any
awkwardness they may feel in enter
ing a new school. "We want to start
their year out right," he adds.
Teachers will be the cooks, servers
"Time to Shine"
By Dean Seyler, Fire Chief
This past week has been Emer
gency Medical Services (EMS) week.
Nearly everyone has witnessed at
least one emergency, even if it was
from afar. The problem is that not
everyone knows what do to when a
medical emergency arises. For ex
ample, how many people know not
to stop directly behind an automo
bile accident, but rather to pull off
the road about 50 yards beyond the
by Saphronia Coochise
Christel Denise Leonard is 16
years old and is of Warm Springs,
Wasco, Yakima decent. Her par
ents are Uren and Gwen Leonard
of Warm Springs. Her grandmother
is Mildred Tyler of Madras.
She has three brothers: Tray; 18,
Andy; 24, and Forrest; 25. She also
has a sister, Stacy, who is 20.
Listening to music is a special
interest of Christel's. Volleyball,
basketball, and softball are the
sports she in which participates,
and she has received letters in each
of them. She is at this time on the
varsity volleyball squad at MHS.
However, basketball is her favorite
Math analysis, taught by Jack
Gallagher, is her favorite class.
Leonard's outlook of the past
school years, as she states is, "I
have had a lot of fun, and I still
wish I was coming back next year."
Her feelings about this being her
last year in school is, "I hope it is
the best year. I will try to accomp
lish all the things I couldn't before."
Seeing her friends and being in
class are things she will miss most
about her highschool years. Mar
keting and Business Management
Sherar's Bridge area.
and clean-up crew. They will also
provide the entertainment.
"Passages 1992" will be held at
the high school in the cafeteria.
Greetings will begin at 6:00 p.m.
with a spaghetti dinner served at
6:30. A welcome will be extended
by principal Dick Junge at 7:30
with introduction of the program
by Barry Morrison following.
Teacher presentations will include
a slide show focusing on activities
in which freshmen can become
involved as students at Madras
High School. The evening will close
in Warm Springs
How many people know the emer
gency telephone number for Warm
Springs? The number is 553-1 171
and soon it will become 911. When
the number becomes 9 1 1 the police
and fire department will notify the
The basis advice is: Do not guess,
call EMS. If you see an accident,
you should not assume that some
one else has called to report it.
EMS people would rather receive
ten calls for the same emergency
than none. Nor should you try to
move anv iniuried unless you are
Students will miss
is her career choice as she is not yet
certain of which college she will
Seventeen-year-old Gary M.
Smith is of Warm Springs decent.
His parents are Harold Smith and
Geneva Charley. His grandparents
are Perry and Verbeana Greene, all
of Warm Springs.
He has one brother, Joseph who
is 21 , three sisters, Jamie; 22, Allie;
22, and Rhonda, age 19.
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art sites visited by
happy about the work being done here
today," said Wewa concerning the
project. "These writings were left to
warn people against entering the area.
Art Mitchell and Culture and
Heritage Committee members studied
a rock art panel at Sherars Bridge that
had been vandalized. "An incredible
amount of damage can be done in a
short period of time with a can of
spray paint and a piece of chalk," said
Bettis. "Public education of the
significance of these sites is the key to
Verbena Greene summed up the
visits by saying, "We cannot always
interpret what these messages mean,
but we can respect and appreciate
them as part of our heritage."
Text and photos
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(Left to right) Greg Bettis and Wilson Wewa study vwdalism to rock
with a Unity Circle bv all in attend
Teachers at Madias High School
sponsoring the event include: Cha
rles Alexander, l ied HIackman.
Joe Blincoc, Julia Blincoe, Paul
Brown, Jim Binge, Jack Burk, Pete
Carlson, Rod Chester, Phil Comingore.
Irene Conroy, Don Cosgrove. Diane
Duke. Jack Gallagher, 1 ynn Gassner,
Robin (icrke, Lowell Gilliland.
Rob Hasings, Steve Ilyedon.Stcve
H ill is. Don Hopps, Ruth Ann
Hopps, Deane Jolstead, Dick Junge,
trained to handle the injured.
The theme for EMS Week this
year is " Time to Shine." I his is the
time to give a pat on the back and
say "Job well done"to EMI s, First
Responders, doctors and nurses.
They are the people who give il
their all in times of emergency
E'or more information about
EMS or if you are considering
volunteering for I ire and Safety,
contact Dean Seyler, at 553-1 161,
exts. 200 or 208.
high school activities
Smith has participated in loot
ball, baseball, and track through
out his highschool years and his
favorite is baseball. He is currently
a member of the varsity football
His feelings about this being his
last year in school as he states, "I
just hope ! don't fail." He has no
college or career choice at this
Rock "art specialist Greg Bettis
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right) A rt Mitchell, Madeline Mclnturff ana erDena ureene.
Nick Kezcle. Larry Larson, Barb
McGinnis. Bob Mckenzie, Joe
Morgan, Barry Morrison, Bob Nelson,
Jim Niblcr. Art Ochoa, Janie Oliver,
Ron Phillips, Walt Ponsford, Reba
Powell, Vince Powell, Dave Ran
dle, Steve Rankin, Sherry Rice,
Chuck Roberts. Gus Roberts, John
Schcideman, Chuck Skcans, Bon
nie Souers, Margaret Sturza, Dave
Wiles, Tom Wright and Bill
September 23-28 is week for heritage celebrations
Wednesday, September 28, has
been designated as American Indi
anAlaska Native Youth 2000 Day
on which all tribes, villages, schools,
urban centers and organizations
are urged to launch American
Indian Alaska Native Youth 2000
in their communities.
Youth 2000 is rapidly gaining
momentum throughout Indian
Country. The recent National Uni
ted National Indian Tribal Youth,
Inc. (UNITY) Youth 2000 confer
ence was very successful and tribal
officials are channeling the ener
gies of their youth by forming
youth councils. Youth councils are
formed to meet the unique needs of
a particular tribe or community.
However, the basic principles under
lying them all are strengthening
family values, maintaining the
tribe's culture and traditions, cop
ing with peer pressure, building
self-esteem and enhancing skills in
communcation. Also, the councils
are tailored to enhance understand
ing tribal government, allowing
youth to help resolve the problems
affecting them and participation in
tribal government and community
affairs. Recommendations are being
submitted for the national agenda
for tribal youth and commitments
to "make a difference" are being
UNITY asks that tribes join the
many others throughout Indian
Country who are preparing for
Youth 2000 celebrations at the local
level. All arc encouraged to make
plans and to take the necessary
steps to ensure that a local celebra
Youth 2X0 is a health and human
sen ices iniliatne that has set goals
to adance emphnmcnt and eco
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points out damaged rock panels to
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Wilson Wewa removes graffiti from pictograph site.
Registration deadline is Sept
ember 26 for a Family Math work
shop. Community members inter
ested in helping students learn math
are invited to participate.
The two-day in-service will take
place October 7 and 8: Friday
October 7 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.;
Saturday October 8 from 8:00
Ideas on ways to involve both
children and parents in mathemat
ics will be discussed. The class is
part of a Family Math program
started last year. Parents and children
nomic self-sufficiency, improved
literacy and educational attainment,
and reduce the incidents of teen
pregnancies. The initiative also pro
motes life styles free from sub
stance abuse and a reduction in
violent and accidental injuries and
Youth 2000 Proclamation
Whereas American Indians were the original
inhabitants of the territories that now constitute
the United States of America;
Whereas American Indians and their
descendents have made many essential
contributions to our nation;
Whereas the citizens of the United States should
be reminded of the assistance given to our
founding fathers by the Native Americans;
Whereas the citizens of the United States should
be aware of the present relationship between the
American Indians and the United States; and
Whereas the last week in September begins the
harvest season in the United States: Now,
therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of
Representatives of the United States of America in
That the week of September 23-30, 1988, is
designated as "National American Indian Heritage
Week". The President is authorized and requested
to call upon federal, state and local governments,
interested groups and organizations and the
people of the United States to observe such week
with appropriate programs, ceremonies and
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Warm Springs tribal members (left to
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attend classes to increase their under
standing in math.
No strong math background is
College credit may be obtained
for $29.00. Funding from the
Oregon Community Foundation
permits the offering of the class to
community members at no charge.
For more information call
Madeline More at 1-800-452-4909,
Ext. 3045 or Madras Elementary
Chapter-I instructor Virginia
Dougherty at 475-3520.
UNITY, in conjunction with the
Intra-Departmental Council on
Indian Affairs and as part of the
American Indian Alaska Native
Youth 2000, is seeking to address
Youth 2000 goals in Indian Country.