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News from the Warm Springs Indian Reservation
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VOL. 17 NO. 9
P.O. BOX 870, WARM SPRINGS, OREGON 97761
Eye clinic scheduled
Diabetic natients are
encouraged to attend an eye
clinic set tor May z ai me
Warm Springs Clinic.
New extension agent hired
Norma Simpson recently
Joined the Warm Springs
OSU Extension staff.
Korean War statistics
Chesley Yahtin, a member of
the Chosin Few, provided
Korean War information.
Students from Buff
Elementary are collecting
used eyeglasses to help
others in a community
Children are special
The needs of special Head
Start children are met in the
Donald Stems placed first
with a time of 1 : 20:58 Men's
Division during the annual
March 25. First place in the
Women's Division went to
Jane Cleavenger with a time
Deadline forthe next issue
of Spilyay Tymoo is May
During this time of drought,
please try to conserve
water. Following are some
Find newwaystouseless water
in and around your home.
Check for lead solder, pipes,
and fixtures; replace if necessary.
Dispose of toxic household
cleaners, oil-based paints and
solvents, batteries, and other
products containing harmful
substances at hazardous waste
Reduce the amount of lawn
chemicals and other garden
toxins you use.
Take used motor oil, gasoline,
transmission fluid, and other
toxic auto fluids to service
stations that recycle.
Landscape with low-water use
plants, ground covers, and rock
Have abandoned wells sealed
to prevent contamination.
Faces immortalized for tribal museum exhibit
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Technicians carefully remove the soft form from Brigette
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details facial features.
Brigette Scott patiently waits to have molding material poured into form on her face.
Seven tribal members spent part of their day April 24 having their faces "set in
stone", sort of, for a major exhibit that will depict a traditional Wasco wedding
ceremony at the new museum when it opens next year.
Exhibit designers from Formations worked with the faces of Brigette Kalama,
Beulah Calica, Norma Ike Smith, Wamblee Wallulatum, Casandra Wolfe, Wendall
Jim and Gladys Thompson, hoping to present an authentic scene with authentic
Each person had a dishpan-like plastic tub set on their face which was "sealed"
into place with towels. Eyelashes, eyebrows and nostrils were coated with
petroleum jelly so that the gelatinous material used to make the molds would not
stick to the skin or hair or seep into any facial openings. Straws were inserted into
the nostrils to allow for breatrting.
The cool, soft molding material was then mixed and quickly poured into the
dishpan and allowed to set for about two minutes. Once set, the form was
carefully removed from the face and allowed to sit again. Each "negative" was then
filled with plaster of Paris to make a "positive."
MAY 1, 1992
Too few voters cast
their ballots to
Too few voters appeared at the
polls to "Beef Up Our Community"
April 28. Four hundred fifty (450)
voters cast their ballots in Tuesday's
referendum election; 561 were
needed to validate the election. Of
those who voted, 230 voted for the
proposal, while 188 voted against it.
There were 32 spoiled ballots. The
referendum would have appropriated
$1.5 million in tribal funds to estab
lish a "cattle industry financial aid
fund" and authorize the borrowing of
up to $2.5, cither through issuing
bonds or obtaining funding through
the federal government or private
sector, to operate the proposal.
After hearing concerns about eco
nomic development projects on the
reservation, Tribal Council directed
the Range and Agriculture commit
tee to work on developing a cattle
industry proposal. According to in
formation provided, one-third of the
total reservation rangeland is cur
According to vital statistics man
ager Madeline Qucahpama, if the
referendum is rescheduled, it won't
be until this fall because summer
time voting is usually not successful.
Policy Group to
The Deschutes River Policy Group
will hold a work session May 8 at the
Shilolnnin the The Dalles beginning
at 8:30 a.m.
The session is open to all interested
citizens; however, no public testi
mony will be taken. Anyone may
send written comments regarding any
management issue to the State Parks
office in Salem for distribution to the
The group will discuss: the Feb
ruary Executive Review Board deci
sions, the draft of the final plan, the
dratt ot the supplemental environ
mental impact statement regarding
vehicle access above the locked gate,
the status of allocation proposals and
camping regulations in Segment 2,
and several issues related to agency
and citizen roles in plan implemen
tation and monitoring.
The supplemental environmental
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Magnesium chloride drips from tank....
Chemical spill causes deaths of three
cows, one deer on County Line Road
May 2 training to be sponsored by Child Care Resources
A chemical used in dust abate
ment on reservation logging roads
may have caused the deaths of three
cows pastured on County Line Road
last week. One deer was also found
Warm Springs Forest Products
Industries began using magnesium
chloride to control dust this year.
The chemical is stored, in a highly
concentrated form, in a large tank
about four miles west of U.S. High
way 25 on County Line Road. Par
tially filled trucks, used to spray the
large network of roads, stop at the
site to pick up the chemical, which
mixes with the water as the truck
travels down the road.
According to cattle owner Jack
Towe, the spigot on the tank was
apparently not turned completely off
and the chemical dripped, causing
puddle of the substance. He was sure
that the tank did not leak. Even though
the manufacturer, Scottwood Indus
tries, Inc. of Shawnee Mission, Kan
sas, claims the chemical is not toxic,
Towe says there is a warning on the
container that notes toxicity in highly
concentrated form. When Towe ar
rived at the pasture site, two of the
cows were dead, and one other was
obviously affected. That cow died a
short time later.
Scottwood Industries ordered an
autopsy. Towe says that the veteri
narian, Mark McFarland of Madras,
attributed the deaths to bloat, no doubt
caused by ingesting the chemical.
WSFPI contracted Central Oregon
Labs of Bend to conduct complete
testing of soil and water
samples.Officials also ordered water
truck drivers to spray nothing but
water until test results are returned.
Towe said that the chemical was
tested before and after application
and that no adverse results were
WSFPI has been assured by tank
owner Gary Ruhl that the tank used
for storing the chemical has been
used only for water over the past 10
years. The tank was previously owned
by Pine Products of Prineville. The
manufactureralso has assured WSFPI
that the railroad cars used to transport
the chemical from Utah to Central
Oregon was completely clean before
Are you a child care provider
looking for information about pre
venting illness, injury, child abuse
and more? Want the opportunity to
meet other child care providers, that
work in day care centers or provide
family day care in your community?
Come to Oregon Child Care Ba
sics! This month, a four-hour health
and safety class will be offered by
Child Care Resources (CCR) and
local Jefferson County experts.
Employees and directors of li
censed day care centers and group
homes will be given credit toward
the state's mandatory requirement of
1 6 hours of in-service training for the
1 992 year. The class is free and covers
important topics such as communi
cable diseases, when to call the Health
Department, preparing healthy food,
preventing injuries and information
on community resources.
"We're excited about having the
opportunity to be a part of the first
state-wide training ever to be offered
to providers of child care in Central
Oregon," says Dianne Craft, coordi
nator of the project that is sponsored
by Adult and Family Services and
administered by Central Oregon
Community Action Agency Network
The upcoming training is sched
uled in Warm Springs on May 2, at
the E.D.D. Room, 1110 Wasco St.,
Warm Springs. Pre-registration is
required. Assistance to help pay fo"
the care of your own children during
the training is available.
To find out more about Oregon
Child Care Basics, call CCR at 385-6753,548-2380,
They can answer questions con
cerning the training and register you
for the class in your area.
Secretarial Election set for May 21....
Tribal Council compensation to be decided
Don't forget to
in the Primary
Tuesday, May 19
In January, Tribal Council passed
Resolution 8362 asking the Secre
tary of the Interior to conduct an
election to amend Article Ill.Section
1 (e) of the Tribal Constitution and
By-Laws which pertains to Council
compensation. The Secretarial Elec
tion is set for Thursday, May 21.
Article III, Secuon 1 (e) was last
amended in 1973 and set Council
compensation at "$20 while in session
for up to four hours per day and S5
per hour thereafter while in session,
but not to exceed $40 per day total
compensation, and $.15 per mile from
home to place of meeting and re
turn..." The proposed amendment reads:
"Tribal Council members shall re
ceive as compensation for their ser
vices not to exceed 50 while in
session for up to four hours per day
and $12 JO per hour thereafter while
in session, but not to exceed $100 per
day total compensation , and mileage
from home to place of meeting and
return at a rate used by the federal
government. Expenses shall be paid
from available tribal funds. The
Tribal Council may establish sala
ries of officers and committee mem
bers." Eligible tribal member voters at
least 18 years of age were mailed
information packets in mid-April. All
eligible voters had until Monday,
April 27 to register for the Secretarial
Election. Absentee ballots were to be
returned to the Warm Springs
Superintendent's office by April 27.
Due to problems with the Tribe's
mainframe computer, registration and
absentee ballot information was not
readily available. However, thirty
percent of those registered must vote
to validate the election.
Any questions concerning the
election should be referred to Gordon