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About Spilyay tymoo. (Warm Springs, Or.) 1976-current | View Entire Issue (March 31, 1995)
2 March 31, 1995
Warm Springs, Oregon
Children's art fills Museum
The Museum At
;Warm Springs is
j temporary home to
artwork created by
: community youth.
jThe show is open
until May 5.
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: William Esquiro's artwork appeared on the invitations to the Madras Jtr- 9hr?clh-0?loW,0M as Part f the di!Play-A" artwork
J Children's Art Show at The Museum at Warm Springs. He also was created Dlstnct 509J Natlve Amencan students.
; received an award from Madras Jr. High School art teacher
Time to change to daylight savings time is NOW!
"Young people need something to
Eighty-four year old Elvina
;Switzler was born September 18,
1 1910 at Miller Flats at the Stacona
branch, to Charley and Matilda
' (Parker) Stacona.
' Her grandparents were Anne
Parker Chinook. Her mother was
adopted as a baby by the Chinook
; family. Peter Brunoe and Jerry
; Stacona were also her grandparents.
; Growing up she recalls her father
; fishing down Shitike and farming.
; He raised wheat and oats while her
; mother dug roots. She grew up in
; Miller Flats with three sisters and
I four brothers. Her step-grandfather,
; Billy Chinook, built their home in
; the 1 870's. She went to the Warm
; Springs Boarding School until the
; fourth grade. At the age of 12, she
; went to Chemawa Indian School for
; five years. She spoke the Warm
I Springs and Wasco languages and
! was punished fordoing so in school.
I Her mom, brothers and sisters
; traveled back then by wagon and
I horseback. She was fifteen-years-old
I when she first rode in a car that her
: uncle had given her family. They
t were members of the Shaker religion.
I Her brothers and sisters were
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away December 24, 1953; Rosanna
Stacona Quibal died August 27, 1 952;
Inez Stacona Nejal passed on July 8,
1963; Wilbur Stacona died July 28,
1927; Roscoe Stacona passed away
September 8, 1991 ; McKay Stacona
died May 4, 1923 and her brother
Curtis Stacona passed away March
25, 1983. Elvina's father preceded
her in death September 1 7, 1 946 and
her mother died April 23. 1960.
Her first job was cooking for 32
employees on the school campus for
almost two years, sne aiso cooicea ai
Hhe cafe at Rainbow Market and at
Tonya Tewee and Harry Phillips
Be sure to set your clock
Alice's Restaurant. She then worked
for three years at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort
in the concession stand prior to
moving to the River Room Restaurant
before she retired.
Elvina recalls the days when she
would dig roots at The Dalles, pick
cherries, raspberries and strawberries
in Gresham or go fishing at Celilo.
She was a member of the Parent
Teacher Association and one of the
first to start the VFW(Veterans of
Foreign Wars), she had a son and two
nephews involved in the Korean War
at the time.
She was very active in making
quilts as well as crocheting and
She married Buford Johnson, Sr.,
they had four children. Reuben
Johnson, Buford "Biff Johnson, Jr.,
Cyril Johnson, and Sadonia Johnson
David. She and Buford were divorced
Ju. . J, 1955 she married Jasper
Switzler in the Presbyterian Church.
They had five children together.
Leota Switzler Saunders, Beulah
Switzler Calica, Susan Switzler,
Wilbert Herbie Switzler and Emil
Switzler. Jasper preceded her in death
September 12, 1969. She now has
twenty-five grandchildren and 28
Elvina feels there is a lot of
difference in the comparison of the
past and today. "We never had much
money, but we didn't have to have
much money back then." She recalls
having oil lamps also. She also sees
a big difference in kids today. "We
didn't have anything as kids back
then". She also commented, "young
people will begin getting in more
trouble, they need something to do to
keep out of trouble."
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hour before you retire Saturday, April
do to keep them out of
National Poison Prevention Week
was March 19 through March 23.
This year an estimatedl 35,000 chil
dren (about 1 in 100) under the age of
5 will be victims of accidental inges
tion. This is an important time to
learn more about how you can help
Erevent poisonings. Warm Springs
Icalth and Wellness Center encour
ages you to do the following things
to help prevent accidental poison
ings. 1. Always return medicine or
chemicals to safe storage immedi
ately after using (locked up and out
of children's reach).
2. Destroy old medications by
pouring contents down the drain or
toilet and rinse container before dis
carding. 3. Keep all products in original
containers. Never transfer products
to a bottle without a child resistant
4. Keep foods and household prod
ucts separated. Death could be cause
by a mistaken identity.
5. Never call medicine "candy".
Children should not be deceived by
having flavored medicines called
"candy". When left alone, they may
locate the bottle and eat or drink its
6. Prescription medicines are of
ten swallowed by young children who
find medicines where their grand
parents have left them. Grandparents
and all adults should use child-resistant
closures whenever young chil
dren are around. Keep medicines out
of reach and out of sight of all chil
dren. 7. Growing children are curious
about things that glitter, pretty col
ored pills, bottles and containers oi
all kinds. If a child is in the crawling
stage, arrange to keep household
products in places other than below
the kitchen sink unless the cabinet is
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locked. If the child is walking, be
certain that bottles and boxes con
taining medicines or household prod
ucts arc put away before answering
the telephone or doorbell. If the child
is able to climb, find a shelf that is
completely beyond his ability to
reach, or better yet, lock these prod
ucts in a cabinet or closet.
If a potential poisoning does
occur, follow these steps:
1. Keep calm.
2. Remove the poison but do not
3. Call the poison control center.
In the state of Oregon call 1-800-452-7165.
Be ready to give the name
of the potential poison along with the
quantity consumed by the child or
person if known. Be able to state
approximately how long ago the poi
soning occurred. Follow the instruc
tions given to you by the Poison
Control Center and remember to hang
up your receiver last.
fur collar, hat and glasses.