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Warm Springs, Oregon
September 16, 1994 PAGE 5
Jefferson attains private pilot's license
Some dcodIc misfit think that
fly ing is for the birds, but during high
school in 1987 Clarence Jefferson,
who is currently parts manager for
DMJ Automotive in Warm Springs,
became very interested in learning to
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"am man week at DMJ, pilot by weekend, Clarence Jefferson, right,
recently received his private pilot's license from flight instructor Don Mobley.
fly an airplane.
"I enjoy stuff like sky divine, free
falling, so why not fly an airplane,"
Clarence says. "During high school
days, I was determined to Team, but
because of my daily school and lack
of funds I had to quit and could only
log three hours of flight time. On
February 5, 1994, 1 enrolled at the
Butler Aviation Airport, in Redmond
where I logged twenty six hours of
flight time and went solo April 14,
for the first time ever. But the drive
was getting too far and spendy, so I
transferred to the Madras Airport."
On September 1, after logging 59
hours of flight time and spending
forty six hundred dollars in training
fees, Jefferson was presented his
private pilot's license by flight
instructor Don Mobley. Ever since
then, says Clarence.Tve been flying
every weekend; I even went to
Christmas Valley and had Sunday
breakfast. I took my son for a ride
and he really enjoyed it. It was worth
everything I put into it. I'm hoping
that in the next three-and-a-half years
I'm able to continue my training for
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What is Vocational Rehabilitation?
Vocational Rehabilitation assists
those Tribal members and other
Regional healthcare tackles cost, quality, access issues
Healthcare is a hot topic in the
news today. While the 1992 presi
dential election raised the issue to
national prominence, the challenges
have been around for some time.
Setting aside all of the politics and
fancy language, the debate comes
down to a few basic issues: cost,
quality and access.
Healthier costs have been in
creasing at an alarming rate. As a
result, many people find themselves
unable to afford care or insurance.
The response by government and the
insurance industry has been to reduce
compensation to healthcare provid
ers in hopes that they will in turn find
ways to lower their costs. The chal
lenge for providers has been in finding
ways to operate with reduced pay
ments and still provide quality care.
In Central and Eastern Oregon,
the solutions to these problems started
to take shape long before the national
debate on healthcare hit the headlines.
As far back as 1988, when the Central
Oregon Hospital Network (CONET)
was formed with the help of a federal ,
transition grant, providers in this
region began to map out a plan to
address these challenges. The fun
damental strategy was, and is, co
operation. CONET included Central Oregon
District Hospital in Redmond,
Mountain View Hospital in Madras,
Pioneer Memorial Hospital in
Prineville and St. Charles Medical
Center in Bend. In 1991, the High
Desert Medical Network was formed.
It included Blue Mountain District
Hospital in John Day, Harney District
Hospital in Burns, Lake District
Hospital in Lakeview and St. Charles.
The two networks combined under
the umbrella of CONET in 1994.
CONET was the first hospital in
Oregon. It provided a forum for re
gional hospitals to begin collabora
tive relations far in advance of health
reform. The goals were to extend
services to where they were needed,
keep patients close to home for care
and reduce costs through creative
The region's hospitals have come
a long way in meeting those goals.
Early on, they established a regional
medical electronics service to reduce
the costs of repair and maintenance.
They set up a regional fax network to
facilitate communication. They
implemented a system to share nurses
and other staff among neighboring
hospitals and fostered continuing
medical education throughout the
Through a grant from the Meyer
Memorial Trust, CONET established
an EKG network that transmits
from regional hospitals to Bend for
Riley to visit
Phil Riley will begin his weekly
office hours Wednesday, September
14, 1994 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00
a.m. at the Warm Springs Elementary.
Make an appointment or drop in
conference room 2.
1 Alice Scott
2 Earl Tufti
5 Elizabeth Rhoan
8 Mary Danzuka
9 Adeline Miller
Delbert Frank, Sr.
18 Lucy Oscar
25 Ellen Johnson
28 Theron Smith
29 Buford Johnson, Sr.
30 Lasco Gilbert
Are you missing
Spilyay Tymoo has a
box-full of unclaimed
snapshots used in the
paper for birthday,
anniversary and other
celebrations. Come on
In, have a cup of coffee
and go through our
We'll even mail them to
review by a heart specialist. A grant
from the Murdock Charitable Trust
help CONET bring a teleradiology
network on line this summer. The
equipment can send x-ray images
over phone lines for review by a
radiologist. Both of these techno
logical advances help patients access
the care they need as close to home
as possible. This translates into
savings in travel time, lost wages
and cost of temporary accommoda
tions for family members.
Regional physicians have always
played an active role in these coop
erative efforts. In recent years, their
participation in regional reform has
become more formalized. Discus
sions for the formation of a Central
Oregon Independent Practice Asso
ciation, designed to facilitate physi
cian participation in regional "man
aged care, began in 1992. The
COIPA was officially formed in early
1994. It includes most physicians
Happy 34th Birthday. Belated but '
still wished to Ronnie (Elatick)
Lee Walsey. May you walk in a
sunshine trail. Wow! Look you
was a cute little brat! Now look at
you, hopefully a grown-up man. '
Sent with Best ivishes, Brothers:
Jay Hunt Walsey; Theodore T.
Walsey; Sis "CeCe" Walsey
Begay; Donna & Leah Walsey;
Nephews Dillon Begay; Ted
Walsey, Jr.; Wesley Walsey; Anita
Walsey;Donna Kishwalk; Jackie
Kishwalk; Sis-In-Law Jenny W.
Walsey; Gaye Lynn Sparview
in the region.
"Our healthcare environment east
of the Cascades is unique," notes
COIPA spokesman Michel Boilcau,
MD. "the quality of care is excellent
and acknowledged to be cost effec
tive. The physicians work well to
gether and are committed to person
ally caring for our patients, many of
whom we know as friends and
neighbors. But there are still some
For months now, CONET and the
IPA have been working to bring
managed care into the region. The
goals are those of national healthcare
reform: control costs, maintain qual
ity and ensure access to care. With a
solid foundation of cooperation be
tween physicians and hospitals
throughout the region, plans are
moving ahead quickly to implement
managed care in a way that will serve
the best interests of Central and
Native Americans living on the
reservation get back to work. We can
get people to work in several different
ways: direct employment, on-the-job
training, vocational training or formal
training (in which the first two years
of school will be paid, for example,
receiving your AAAS degree if you
have not already obtained it, or
assisting you getting your BABS
degree). We work with those
employers on the reservation, as well
as in the Madras and the surrounding
To be eligible for Vocational
Rehabilitation, you must meet the
following criteria: 1) have a
documented statement from a medical
doctor or other specialist stating you
have a disability. 2) have a substantial
impediment to employment. 3) At
some point in time, be able to re
enter and maintain employment.
If you have further questions,
please call our office at 553-4952 or
if you wish to apply for services, our
office is located at the Tribal Social
Service Building. Come and sec us
Tune into the fun Sept. 21 ;
accept the challenge of health
Please turn in on KWSO(91 .9 FM) radio show Wednesday,
September 21, 1994 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. You will
hear live, from the Community Center, neighbors, friends
and co-workers challenging each other toward becoming the
"Healthiest Community by The Year 2000".
Be sure and bring your tennis shoes to work that day.
Someone may challenge you to strut your stuff toward
Join the fun and tune into KWSO, Wednesday, September
21, 1994 at 9:00 a.m.
Book represents years of reservation work
Ronnie Elatich Lee Walsey
Born September 1, 1960
Son of Richard Walsey (Warm
and Anita Totus Walsey (Satus,
Grandparents, the late Watson &
Happy birthday to all you
September and October
babies In Warm Springs, OR
Young or Old.
Satus Walsey's, Jenny, Ted
Editor's note: Mary Schlick, au
thor of "Columbia River Basketry,
Gift of the Ancestors, Gift of the
Earth", was in Warm Springs last
month to present a copy of her book
to the Warm Springs Tribal Council
and The Museum at Warm Springs.
She presented the following letter to
Council as well. Schlick will appear
at the Jefferson County Library
Tuesday, September 20, between 4
and 6 p.m.for a booksigning event.
Dear Members of the Warm
Springs Tribal Council,
With this letter I am bringing a
copy of my book "Columbia River
Basketry, Gift of the Ancestors, Gift
of the Earth" for the library at The
Museum at Warm Springs.
I am also bringing a check for
$250 which is a portion of my first
royalties on this publication. I am
hopeful that there will be many more
such checks, as I feel that the people
of Warm Springs should share in the
proceeds from a project that is par
tially based on your heritage. A por
tion of the royalties also will go to the
Yakama Nation Cultural Center.
Because I believe so strongly in
your policy of purchasing artifacts
from tribal members to preserve these
irreplaceable items, I hope that these
funds will go into that purchase pro
gram. However, if The Museum has
some other need where it would be
better served, I would leave that up to
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Mary Schlick, right, presented a copy of her basketry book to Tribal Council
Chairman Raymond Calica during a brief proceeding last month.
As many of you know, Bud and I
came to the Colville Reservation as
newly weds in 1950. The rest of his
career, except for two years, was
spent working among or for North
west tribes, on the Warm Springs and
Yakama reservations or in the Cen
tral Office. This life has been the
only one I have known for 44 years.
Thank you for sharing it with us and
with our children.
Mary Dodds Schlick
Victims often accept blame for partner's abusive behavior
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Happy "84th" Birthday to our
You are the greatest & thanks
for all you've done for us.
We love you very much.
Elvina offers poem
A Special Birthday message to
all family & friends:
from Elvina Switzler
SAY IT NOW!
I would rather have one little rose
from the garden of a friend,
than to have the choicest flowers
when my stay on earth must end.
I would rather have a pleasant
in kindness said to me,
than flattery when my heart is still
and life has ceased to be.
I would rather have a loving smile,
from friends I know arc true,
than tears shed 'round my casket
when to this world I bid adieu.
Bring me all your flowers today,
whether pink or white or red;
I'd rather have one blossom now
than a truckload when I'm dead.
by Erin Sweeden
"When I came to the shelter, I
thought that chair was more impor
tant than I was," said Mary. Battered
women tend to have very low self
esteem, like their partners. They be
lieve that anyone who makes him
angry must deserve it and try even
harder to please him. Many have
seen their mothers beaten by their
fathers or have been abused them
selves as children. Since anger is not
tolerated for women, their anger is
turned inward to form depression.
When these women marry and
find themselves in another abusive
situation, they accept it as a normal
part of family life. They continue the
traditional role expectations. Al
though the men have most of the
power, the women accept most of the
blame for everything that goes wrong.
"If only I'd kept the children quiet,
he wouldn't have gotten angry."
"It was my fault for not having
dinner ready when he got home."
"If only I was a better wife, he
wouldn't have to correct me."
When batterers deny and mini
mize the abuse, victims often agree
in the hopes of keeping the family
together and preventing further abuse.
Victims give away their own
power by identifying only with their
roles as wives and mothers, allowing
their partners to isolate them from
supportive friends and family, giv
ing up persona time and interests,
and remaining economically and
emotionally dependent. By the time
they come to a shelter, many have
given up all but one coping skill in an
effort to prevent punishment With
out any true power, manipulating the
environment becomes a primary sur
vival skill. Battered women tend to
put all of their energy into taking
care of their partners instead of tak
ing care of themselves, and they make
every effort not to rock the boat
Some even use more drugs and alco
hol than they want, to please their
Battered women believe they must
doeverything by themselves without
asking for help and no one can solve
their problems but themselves. The
daily stress of unrealistic expecta
tions eventually leads to exhaustion,
chronic pain, psychosomatic com
plaints and suicidal ideation. The
more she does, the more he demands
because none of her efforts can help
him feel that he's enough. Whatever
he can't have now is the one thing he
can't live without.
She can never do enough to stop
the abuse because the abuse can't
stop. The abuse is, not about her or
anything she is doing, but about her
partner's out of control feelings. He
created his feelings, and only he can
resolve them by owning them and
working through them with the help
of a counselor or support.
To get that help, call the Warm
Springs Community Counseling
Center at 553-3205.
Abuse survivors series set
Beginning Tuesday September 13, 1994 a four week
information series for women on physical and emo
tional abuse, will run until October 4, 1994 from 6 p.m.
to 8 p.m. at the Community Counseling Center.
Following is the schedule of topics.
Week - Introduction and overview of different
kinds of abuse.
Week 2 Patterns of physical abuse
Week J - Understanding emotional abuse
Week If 4 Overcoming abuse.
Babysitting is provided. For more information call
Erin Sweeden or Urbana Manion at 553-3205.