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4 March 31, 1995
Warm Springs, Oregon
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& P .Mi V A V S P ? & if S Humans are made different
As Monday morning rolled
around all the school kids were
yelling, "Horray," school today.
Aye!! The spring break came to a
close and during the week of the
spring break the weather was not
cooperating at all. It was cold,
snowing and rainny and misurable,
where it wasnn't very good for
anykind of outing.
Yep! Usually families travel to
the beach or do things like sight
seeing and have a good time, but
with the way the weather was there
wasn't much families could do.
For some, like sports enthuiests
went to Washington for the All
Indian basketball tournament and
a All-Indian bowling tournament.
The basketball tournament was
held in the Wapato High School.
The bowling tournament was held in Union Gap, just on the out skirts
of Yakima. Don't know if there were any Pow-Wows anywhere. It's
too bad the spring break couldn't be held a little later when there is
better weather. No matter what happens on things like this there will
always be gripes of some kind.
Well lets see.. .now school has started up again in its final streatch
we can look forward to school activities such as baseball, softball,
track and tennis. Since Track is almost a natural trait for the Native
Americans, you'd expect to see local athletes on the track team. Track
in one of the greatest sport for an individual, where he dosn't have any
one else to build up his points, they all come on the individual basis.
Everything is done on his own. Take distance running where a person
has himself to compete with. He has to get himself in shape to run those
gruelling distance races. Those distance races are really competitive
when a person has worked so hard to get himself in shape to compete
with othere who have also made the comitment of his own to get in
condition for competition. The only contribution he gives to a team is
the points he makes as an individual during competition. Yep! in the
distance races a person has himself to compete with and it could be a
lonly sport running all alone for meter after meter. To win in track
events is sort of and individual triumph. Something a person accom
plishes from hard work and training. Self dicipline in order to be in
shape to compete.
Yep! Just looking around a person could see a lot of kids who would
do very well in Track if only they would apply the selves. Make up
their minds they can do just as good as the other person or even better.
There could be a lot of rewards from competing in Track. Although it
does require a lot of sacrificies to be able to accomplish this but in the
long run it would be well worth while. To see yourself stand on the top
pedistal receiving a medal for winning the race is a great accomplish
ment for anyone, and a individual has done it on his own and not a team
although the team compiles points for the individuals efforts. Its great
to be able to provide points for the school.
Take B illy Mills, who ran himself right into fame for being the only
American and a Native American at that to ever win the 10,000 meter
race at the Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan.
Yep Mills set his goal and accomplished it. Take Jim Thorpe, who
was crowned the Greatest athlete in the world in Europe after winning
medals at the Olympic games. He was stripped of his medals because
they considered him a professional because he was paid to play
baseball one summer during school vacation. But all this came from
the love of the sport where a person really trains and gets himself in
condition to compete.
Can't understand why we don't have any runners on the school
track team. Too interested in gang junk probably. If you want to join
a gang, go join a gang of runners on the track team, it will do you
To the editor:
Hello from Pastor Rick. I read in
a National Geographic magazine that
after the earthquake in Los Angeles
there was a period of time of a three
hundred percent increase of domes
tic violence and rape. The writer
asked local counselors what was go
ing on. Their answer: People have
lost their sense of having any control
over their lives. They are angry, frus
trated and hurt. So the response for
some is to grab control over some
thing or someone close to them.
I have heard the story and have
seen it myself. To catch dungeoness
crab and to hold on to them is to put
them in a bucket. Each crab uses
theirpincertohold onto another crab.
I have had a bucket of five large
males sitting on the beach without a
lid. All five in a panic using their
pincers to clamp down on each other
to the point of cutting off legs or
other crabs. So, here is the good
newsbad news, rirst tne oaa, we are
not in control of everything in our
lives. Now the good ! Our Creator has
control of everything in our lives.
STOP...I am not saying that the
Lord puts the bad into our lives.
Good and bad happens to every good
and bad person. I am saying that the
Creator can still create good within
us as we are experiencing some bad
times. We are not crabs, to strike out
at each other, we are human beings
made to be different.
We are made to love and be loved.
So don't hurt someone who you love.
Look into your own heart and see
what the Lord has created to remove
your anger and to heal your hurts.
See you in church.
Warm Springs Presbyterian
PS Easter is in three Sundays...HE
Tribal member shares twenty
issues of the lighter side
Revival at Warm Springs Baptist Church
April 9-16, 1995
Reverend Emerson Falls,
First Indian Baptist Church,
All are welcome!
April 9 Potluck supper, 5:30 p.m.
Services, 7:00 p.m.
Mon. - Fri "Brown-bag Luncheon"
Bible Study, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Mon. - Sat Services, 7:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday ....Sunrise Service and Breakfast
Bible Study, 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship, 1 1:00 a.m.
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Thank you family & sponsors
On March 17, 18, 19, 1995 the
Chinooks held their 6th annual bas
ketball tourney. The theme of the
Chinooks tourney: Don't Foul Out,
Just Say No! Shoot hoops, not drugs.
This tournament was put on to
encourage our youth to live in a drug
and alcohol free environment in their
future lives. To keep their lives busy
in sports and other clean activities. To
continue on with their education and
remain clean of drugs and alcohol is
the first step towards a successful
future in their quest of a brighter
We would like to thank the follow
ing tournament help and sponsors:
Grandma Edith Kalama, Grandma
Winnona Frank, The Kalama's:
Patrick, Sterling, Roland & Verleen,
Marissa, Marie, Dorothy, Jerod,
Macklin, Karla and John, Edith
Wyena, Susie Briseno, Dionne Tho
mas, Jose Morales, Joe Wahsise,
Farrell Lucei, Mark Johnson, Sonya
Scott, Jamey Smith, Ben Holliday,
Milton Holliday, Buckie Holliday,
Dale Coresor, Aurolyn Stwyer,
Charlie "TheRef ' Gonzales, Ahern's
Market, Video, Video, Les Schwab,
Hatfields, Tonya Tewee, Vera Tho
mas, Rose Lynn Scott, and Daralynn
Scott. Last but not least! Good job
REF's, Charlie, Ricky and Carlos.
Putting on a tournament takes a
lot of work, but with the help of the
people mentioned, made the tourna
ment a successful and worthwhile
activity to keep our youth away from
As our children grow older, they
need more moral support in order to
Just Say No!
Melvin & Vanessa Tewee
& The Chinooks
The Tribal Council elections are now over and the new members will
be taking office to continue our Tribal business, i'm sure everyone has
made carefuo consideration on who might do the best job for the Tribes for
There shouldn't be any disagreements on anyone who has been elected.
Its too late for any gripes on anyone of the newly elected Council members.
One reason is because we never stick truly to our constitution on every
thing we do. If we would all take a look at what we do I'm sure we would
all agree that there are a lot of things that are done against out constitution.
No matter what we do though we all stick behind one another as one
group. One of my main concerns is the original treaty aggreements that
was signed into law many years ago. We should never, never alter any
wording or give an inch on our treaty agreements. Today people are trying
every way to get what little we have left. Our timberresources are depleting
rapidly, so now we have turned to gaming as a source of income and we
should address that as it is, income for the Tribes. There may be other
means of income to be examined in the future bu for now we must do what
we can with whats at hand. NIGH 1 1
The reason they don't observe Washingtons birthday in D.C. is
because: If a man can't tell a lie is not worth remembering. YIKES
Know what's the most expensive thing in the world today?
A girl who's free for the evening. YIKES
Otters are back
To the editor,
The spring salmon is our Indian
people's most sacred of all salmon.
The Sacred Spring Salmon are now
scarce, few and far between. Endan
gered by dam's which kill millions
of juvenile salmon in the turbines
and also in their rearing grounds in
Canada and Alaska where thousands
of tons are targeted and caught with
huge nets by Sonar tracking fishing
fleets and also in our home front.
The Otters are back! Their num
bers have increased as expected from
nine in 1993 to twelve in 1994 to
about fifteen in 1995. 1 realize otters
are native to the Warm Springs River
"but" they are not native to our fish
hatchery where they freely migrate
in. Every evening until early morn
ing when they get into the series of
rearing pools, they eat and kill the
baby spring salmon smolts. The ju
venile spring salmon can and do die
from die stress of being chased around
What can be cone if anything to
stop the molestation of the juvenile
spring salmon while at the Warm
Springs Hatchery, the site located
above the Warm Springs River.
Thank you for any time and con
sideration you take in this matter.
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Will miss daily
We appreciate the loving kindness
you have shown us over the years.
We are moving to our home at
20990 S.W. Anthony Ct., Aloha,
We will miss the daily contact but
you will always be in our thoughts
and hearts. We will be returning for
special occasions and already we are
committed to help with Honor
Seniors Day 1996.
God bless each and everyone.
Elsie and Louis Reid
Thanks for helping
To the editor,
I'm going public on this subject I
would like to thank Buzzie Scott and
his corral hands for taking time to
volunteer on short notice to come
over to Seekseequa Creek to help
work our cattle. They left before I got
to thank them.
I had been trying for work release
of my son but it seems the probation
and judge have no compassion for an
I also want to thank the tribal
council for their consideration of my
grievance I sent them.
To the editor,
Hello you all once more who read
the Warm Springs Spilyay Tymoo. I
love to write as much as I can and
have the time to write you all some
pretty awesome, fascinating news
about age I learned in my eight years
of sobriety from alcohol.
You know you're growing old
1) the toys you played with as a
child are now in an antique store
2) your favorite songs are on the
3) most everything hurts and what
doesn't hurt, doesn't work
4) your children begin to look
5) you look forward to a dull
6) you sit in a rocking chair and
can't get it going
7) the flame from your birthday
candles sets off the smoke alarm
8) your back goes out more than
9) You know all the answers but
nobody asks you the questions
10) you need glasses to find your
11) your knees buckle but your
12) the gleam in your eye is from
the sun heating your bifocals
13) you have too much room in
the house but not enough in the medi
14) you sink your teeth in a steak
and they stay there
15) your Dr. looks younger than
16) you remember how to cook
without a microwave
17) you know the words to Elvis
18) your birthday cake collapses
from the weight of the candles
19) your little black book con
tains only names ending in MD.
20) you join a health club and
don't go, uh-oh forgot.
I hope you all liked the twenty
issues I wore about turning one year
older. They're affirmative aren't
Happy birthday to my dad, Ab
Patt on April 3rd. I love you dad and
have many, many more ok?
689 W. 13th Ave 5
Eugene, OR 97402
Thank you for
To the editor,
I would like to take this time and
thank the people who had helped our
family in our time of need.
Nola & Rafield Queahpama, Rose
& Pierson Mitchell, Evans Spino &
family, Delbert & Velma Frank, Effie
for the making our father's outfit
which was really nice, my brother
Larry Dick for the dressing. I am so
sorry this is late but wanted to thank
all those who helped and supported
our family to the end.
I would like to say to the public,
I' ve very disappointed in John Brown
who gave us a bad time, when we
asked for help from our tribe, which
he denied to some of our family.
,sM - V
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March 24, 1993
Love, Sky, Saphronia, Jose,
Toya& John III
John Smieuk Katchia, III
Happy 1st Birthday Sonny!
March 26, 1994
Love, Dad, Mom, Jose & Toya
Verbena "Beans" Greene
Love, Sky, Saphronia, Jose,
Toya & John III
Love, Sty, Saphronia, Jose,
Toya & John III
March 2 5
George & Jr.
Happy Birthday to 3 very important
people in my life:
March 28-Aaron Renus Squally,
my baby son. Hope your day was a good
one. I love & miss you every day.
April 2-Easton Aguilar, 16 years
together, each one better than the last.
You're my lifeline & clown face!
April 8-Eraina Palmer, my sister &
confidante. Thanks for always being
there for me.
I love you all because you're special
to me, I pray the Lord will give us many
more years together and that He bless
each of you in more ways than you can
Love, Tina (ShanelL Colleen, HI)