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Warm Springs, Oregon
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Message to teenage Drivers....
You have the power not to kill yourself
Dr. Don Dexter, dentist at thelHS Clinic, exercises for Improved health
and physical fitness.
The following letter recently
appeared In "Dear Abby". It ii
reprinted with permission.
Dear Abby, I am enclosing a
"paid notice" that appeared in The
Raleigh (NC) Times. Perhaps you
can use it in your column. My wife
and I thought it was very moving
and deserved nationwide exposure.
We hope you agree.
Message to teenage drivers from
the parent! of a deceased teenage
You have a power that no one
else on Earth possesses. Your
teachers, the police, the governor,
the president none of them have
this power; only you have it. This
"power" is the power not to kill
yourself while behind the wheel of
an automobile. This "power" is the
power not to kill others with the
car you're driving. This "power" is
the power not to be a victim of the
slaughter of teenage drivers on our
You've all seen the stories in the
newspapers. Many of you were
friends of the teenagers killed.
Maybe they were speeding or passed
illegally or ignored a stop sign or
tried to beat a red light. You cried
for them, went to their funerals,
participatred at memorial services
held for them at school. And then
got into your car and did the same
thing because it could never happen
We want to tell you about another
group that doesn't have your
"power," and that's your parents.
When you leave this Earth, your
parents remain behind. They are
left behind to grieve over your
premature death. They are also left
behind to grieve for the future that
youH never experience for your
selfyour high school graduation,
your wedding, your first child.
There will never be another vaca
tion where the"whole"famiIy goes
on a trip. On Christmas, your par
ents will decorate a little tree to put
around the Thanksgiving table will
never be as wide. Mother's Day...
Father's Day.. .your birthday.. .the
first warm day of spring will
always cause your parents to think
of what might have been.
One year ago today, we buried
our teenage son, Jack. Jack was
killed in an automobile accident.
The accident was a direct result of
ignoring the posted speed limit.
Jack was a great kid, and we could
not have asked for a better son.
However, a lew seconds ol bad
judgment, whether caused by inex
perience or a sense of "teenage
immortality," or both, cost Jack
his life. There is no pain on this
Earth that's worse than losing a
child. This tragedy will haunt us
for the rest of our lives. And every
week more parents must face the
dreaded realization that they will
never see their child again on this
Earth never to kiss them, never
to laugh with them, never to hold
them close. Never again.
Last month, three local teenag
ers were killed in an accident; the
two brothers are buried next to
Jack. When we saw these three kids
lying side by side in the cemetery
on Valentine's Day, we knew we
had to try to do something to stop
this carnage. .
How successful we are will de
pends on you: that means each of
you exercising your unique
"power" and using peer pressure
to convince your friends to do
likewise. If we succeed, it will mean
that all these teenagers, and our
son Jack, haven't died in vain.
Broadcast scholarship available
The Thomas R. Dargan minor
ity scholarship is offered to minor
ity students to encourage them to
complete their education in broad
casting. Applicants for the scholarship
must be minority citizens of the
United States and enrolled in the
first, second or third year of a
broadcast curriculum at a four
year college or university or an
accredited community college in
Oregon or Washington. Commun
ity college students must be enrolled
in a broadcast curriculum which is
transferable to a four year institu
tion offering a baccalaureate
degree. Applicant must have a min-
Quilts on display at MHS
Patchwork quilt blocks and com
pleted patchwork quilts will be on
display at the Madras Senior High
School Library starting April 3
and continuing through April 27,
The exhibition, titled "Patchwork
of History," features historic and
contemporary motifs from the
colonial era of our nation's past
through the present day.
Quilting is an ancient craft found
all over the world, but the patch
work quilt is a purely American
tradition, born of sheer necessity.
The first settlers who arrived here
from Europe had neither time nor
the tools to weave their own cloth,
so every scrap became a precious
commodity to be saved, patched
and pieced together over and over
again to make it last. .
1 he pieces in the exhibition were
made or finished by the Jackson
ville Museum Quilters in Jackson
ville, Oregon. The group, which
meets twice weekly, lovingly and
expertly recreates the historic mot
ifs, carefully recording the patterns
on paper or by making single blocks
as their ancestors did years ago
when paper was in short supply.
"Patchwork in History" is circu
lated by Visual Arts Resources of
the University of Oregon Muesum
of Art, which is funded by the
National Endowment for the Arts,
the Orgon Arts Commission, the
Friends of the Museum, the Uni
versity of Oregon and private
foundations. There is no charge for
admission to the exhibition. Hours
are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
by Saphronia Coochise
Don Dexter was chosen exer
ciser of the month for February.
Dexter is currently taking part in
running, basketball and tennis,
participating six days a week, 8-10
hours. He has maintained this
schedule for two years.
Dexter stated, "IVc always en
joyed participting in sports and being
active, but the demands of dental
school took a higher priority than
Dexter believes that exercising is
a perfect complement to his profes
sion as a dentist. His work requires
fine detailed work in a small work
space. Exercise allows gross move
ment and exertion and seems to
open his "horizon." He feels it is
more relaxing than reading or doing
art work, which he enjoys but are
too similar to his work.
Dexter is looking forward to the
Kah-Nee-Ta Mini-marathon, which
is a goal he just recently set for
himself. Like other athletes, he has
"stumbling blocks" when it comes
to exercising regularly, which
involves the travel requirements
that are associated with his work
and often interferes with a routine
exercise schedule. Dexter's "secret
way" of handling his stumbling
blocks is packing his running shoes
when he travels and occasionally
taking a tennis raquet if he knows
he can play a game at his travel
destination. Other activities that he
enjoys is coaching kids baseball
He prefers to exercise with oth
ers because it seems to make it
more enjoyable. His wife Daniele
and children Nathan, Nicole and
Doni also exercise but have no
regular schedule or goals. His fam
ily also enjoys hitting tennis balls,
since they don't acturally play the
game, and they go on family walks
If Dexter had no limitation
whatsoever and could do anything
he really wanted to do he would be
a tennis bum and play on the red
clay courts of Roland Garros Sta
dium in the French Open.
He has a few words of wisdom
about exercise he wishes to share
with others. He says, "Pick an
activity that you enjoy, pick a time
that doesn't interfere, and just do
Warm Springs Elementary News
Continued from page 5
February outstanding cltl
zens of the month
There was a young boy named Bob
Who always ate corn on the cob
It soon came to show
His teeth were white as snow
His Dentist is out of a job!
Jerome Culps, Jr.
I'm sorry for poor little Keith, 1
He had two very small teeth, '
He's always in a rush,
Never gets time to brush,
Do you wanna be like poor little Keith?
There was a young fellow named Ted
Who said "I have nothing to dread,
I always have to rush
Just to reach for my toothbrush,"
That silly young fellow named Ted.
Matthew Arthur, Toni Tail, Fran
First Grade Phyllis Shawaway,
Rosetta Martinez, Matthew Cha
mema, Crystal Smith, Renso Rodri
guez Second Grade Harlan Waheneka,
Violet Heath, Angela Sanders
Third Grade Shasta Smith, Lyla
Hernandez, Bruce Howtopat
Fourth Grade Virginia Arthur,
Jonas Miller, Michael Hellon
Fifth Grade Michael Smith, Aerie
February outstanding class of
the month is awarded to Mrs.
Wright's fourth grade class for out
standing performance for the month
of February. Congratulations Mrs.
Wright and students for a GREAT
imum 3.00 grade point average.
Dargan scholars are recom
mended for selection by the scho
larship committee using the follow
Letters of recommendation
Personal qualities (interview)
Applicant's essay stating personal
Scholarship notificaton will occur
on June 1, 1989. The successful
applicant will be notified by the
above date. An alternate will be
designated in the event the success
ful applicant is unable to fulfill the
terms of the scholarship.
Scholarship award is $3,500.
Scholarship recipients may reapply
for a renewal at the end of the first
year of receiving the scholarship
but must have maintained at least a
The funds will be deposited in
the financial aids office of the insti
tution attended by the student.
Applicant must file a copy of grades
and any other pertinent material at
the end of each quarter or semester
with the scholarship committee.
Qualified persons should apply
by contacting The Oregon Associ
ation of Broadcasters, P.O. Box
20037, Portland, Oregon 97220 for
an application form.
Due to wrong information pro
vided Spilyay the Howlak Tichum
on Ron Holliquilla, Sr. was incor
rect. Holliquilla's sister, Debbie
preceded him in death. His other
sister, Becky, is living in Corvallis.
We apologize for any inconven
ience this error may have caused
John F. Behrend
Senior citizens' corner
The Confederated Tribes of the Wum Springe
Reservation of Oregon
Notice of Trial Hearing for Publication
Case No. CR659-SI
To: Gerald Denny
You are hereby notified: That the above cited
cased), as Tiled in the Warm Springs Tribal Court,
has been scheduled for trial hearing at 1:30 p.m.,
on the 19th day of April, 1989.
You are hereby ordered: To be and appear at
the Warm Springs Tribal Court at the time and
date shown to defend against the charged). You
may be represented by yourself, by an attorney, or
by a spokesman, at your own expense. You may
bring any documents you believe are relevant to
this cause, and you may bring witnesses to testify
on your behalf. You may request the Court to
subpeona your witnesses, however, you must
submit your list of witnesses no later than two
weeks prior to trial; failure to do so will not be
considered sufficient reason to postpone the trial.
If you have any questions, you should seek legal
If you fail to appear as so ordered, the Tribal
Court shall enter a complaint for contempt of
court and issue a warrant for your arrest.
Dated at Warm Springs, Oregon, on this 17th
day of March, 1989.
Judge, Warn Springs Tribal Court
Richard C. Woods
Summons for Publication
To: Augustin Pedraza, Sr.
You are hereby notified that a Petition for Dis
solution of Marriage has been filed with the Warm
Springs Tribal Court.
By this notice you are summoned to appear in
this matter at a hearing scheduled for 9:00 a.m., on
the 28th day of April, 1989, at the Warm Springs
Tribal Court. All of the facts of the case will be
heard at this hearing, including evidence you wish
You must appear to present your argument or
other side will automatically win. The Petitioner,
Hazel Woods, may then be given all that is asked
for in the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.
The Petitioner will be present at the hearing. If
you desire to personally argue your side of the
case, you may have a legal aide, spokesperson or
attorney appear on your behalf at your expense.
If you have any questions, you should seek legal
Dated at Warm Springs, Oregon, this 28th day
of March, 1989.
Judge, Warm Sprints Tribal Court
by Barbara Yaw
The Senior Program is starting a
birthday cake lunch for our Senior
Citizens. This will be the last Thurs
day of each month. Everyone is
invited to lunch and to sing "Happy
Birthday" to our Seniors. The lunch
price has changed from $2.50 to
$3.00 due to the cut-back in our.
Title VI budget. In spite of the cut
back, we still serve the best meal
around for $3.00 thanks to Ada and
Q.: I am an employed Senior Citi
zen and am interested in Senior
Housing. Am I eligible? Would I be
required to pay rent?
Answer: Any Senior Citizen is elig
ible for free Senior housing. If
there is a non-senior citizen living
in the house of workable age, the
non-senior would be required to
pay half the rent.
John F. Behrend, Sr.,long-time
employee at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort,
died March 21,1 989 at his home in
Bend following an extended illness.
He was born February 24, 1921 in
Orange City, Iowa.
Behrend retired from the Navy
in 1961 after 21 years of service. He
served in Okinawa during World
War II. Prior to coming to Warm
Springs, Behrend worked in Port
land as a chef. His held numerous
supervisory positions while at
Kah-Nee-Ta. He left the resort in
1984 after working there 14 years.
Behrend was interested in all sports.
He was a 22-year member of the
Elks and was active in the Eagles
and Moose lodges.
Surviving him are his wife of 45
years, Kathleen; three sons, Rich
ard, John, Jr. and David Behrend;
and one daughter, Janice Dunten.
Also surviving him are 12 grand
children and 1 great-granddaughter,
two sisters and two brothers.
Graveside services were con
ducted March 28, 1989 at Pilot
Butte Cemetery in Bend.
Martin J. Aguilar
Columbia River boat named for
Cascade Indian chief
A Columbia River patrol boat
named for an Indian chief of yester
year joined the Multnomah County
sheriffs fleet in early March.
The 27-foot fierglass boat, named
the Tumalth, was dedicated by de
scendants of the little-known chief,
who headed the Tumwater tribe,
later known as the Cascade Indi
ans. They controlled land from the
Bridge of the Gods to what is now
Northeast Portland, including what
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the Cascades of the Columbia River
at what is now Cascade Locks.
Sergeant James A. Davis,
spokesman for the sheriffs depart
ment, said Tumalth signed an 1835
treaty that set up the Grand Ronde
Reservation. He died without mov
ing to it, and his body lies near
North Bonneville, Davis said.
More than a score of Tumalth's
descendants attended the dedica
tion at the sheriffs river patrol
headquarters at 4325 N.E Marine
Drive. A great-great-grandson,
Charles Williams and great-great-granddaughter,
dedicated the craft.
The new craft, which has two
1 80-horsepower inboard-outboard
engines, becomes the 1 0th in the
sheriffs fleet and the fifth patrol
boat. The other five, said Davis,
are special-purpose craft, such as a
jet-sled. All are named for Indian
The new craft has pumps for
firefighting and pumping out sink
ing craft, lines and other equip
ment for pulling boats off sand
bars, first aid gear, emergency gear
and radar so that deputies can
"see" in darkness or foul weather,
Martin J. Aguilar (Lil Chief),
age 19, died March 26, 1989, in
Olympia, Washington. He was
born September 23, 1969 in
Martin attended schools in
Warm Springs, Madras and
Chemawa. He attained his GED
in 1987 from St. Martins Col
lege in Lacey, Washington. He
enjoyed motorcycling, fishing
and hunting. He was a general
laborer in between jobs.
Surviving are his mother and
stepfather, Tina and Easton
Aguilar; his father and step
mother, Chief and Joanne
Squally; brothers Aaron Agui
lar, Perry Kalama, Joey John,
Bud Leigh; stepbrothers Regan
Calica and Ronald Williams;
sisters Shelly ne and Jullynne
Squally and Tamara Johnson;
and numerous aunts and uncles.
Also surviving are his grand
mother Sadie Mounts of Nis
qually, Washington and his
grandparents George and Ella
Aguilar of Warm Springs.
Dressing ceremonies were
conducted March 28, 1989 at
the Bel Air Funeral Home by
Reggie Winishut. Overnight
ceremonies, conducted by Merle
Williams, Sr., were held at the
Warm Springs Full Gospel
Church. Burial was March 29,
1989 at the Agency Cemetery.
Leroy Colfax, 46, of Mattawa,
Washington, died February 16, 1989
at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center
Colfax was born October 21,
1942 in The Dalles to Fred and
Daisy (Tewee) Colfax, Jr. He
attended schools in The Dalles. In
1 96 1 , he moved to the Yakima Val
ley. In 1962 and 1963, he moved to
Seattle to attend a welding school.
After graduation in 1965, he worked
for Boeing Aircraft. Colfax enjoyed
art and was a self-taught artist. In
1966. Colfax returned to the Yaki
ma Valley where he pursued his
career in art. He was an art teacher
at Granger Middle School and also
taught art at Camp Chaparal. He
was employed as an artist by the
Yakima Nation Reivew newspaper,
the Yakima cultural center and the
Warm Springs Community Cen
ter. His artwork is displayed in
Washington, D.C. He enjoyed tra
ditional Indian dancing and hunt
ing and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene
Buck; his father, Fred Colfax, Jr.;
three sons, Lorenzo, Lemoro and
Leigh Colfax; a brother, Ray Col
fax; three sisters, Ada Colfax,
Yvonne Colfax and Ruth Tewee;
three aunts, Emma Telakish, Laura
Laura Stwyer and Evelyn Sam; an
uncle Bill John; three grandchild
ren and numerous nieces and
Dressing ceremonies were held
February 17 in Toppenish. Over
night services were conducted at
the Wapato Longhouse. Burial was
February 18 at the White Swan
Shaker Church Cemetery.