4April 11, 1996 Warm Springs, Oregon E Coosh EEWA: Tfie way it is " There seems to be a lot of . Q 0 controversy over Cougar hunt ing around the country today. Cougars have been getting more aggressive on farm ani mals and domestic pets here on the west coast. All across the state of California and Oregon there have been more and more sightings of Cougars. There have been two deaths caused by Cougars on Joggers in the state of California. Many do mestic pet animals have been the target for the Cougars lately. They arc a threat to farm ani mals also. There has been a bill pre sented to the voters in Califor nia just recently but it was defeated by a slim margin. If it was passed it would have opened up Cougar hunting across the state. People said that this would bring in the professional hunters who hunt for the sport of it using dogs to tree the animals to where all they would have to do is ride up and shoot the Cougars out of the tree. Even though the Cougars are becoming a threat towards humans the bill was defeated. There have been Cougar attacks on school children in northern Washington. Cougars are getting to the point where they do not fear humans anymore. It's usually the ones who do not have any contact with these animals are the ones who appose the opening of hunting of the Cougars. They have no idea of what one can do to a human. Suppose it attacked one of their children and mangled the daylights out of them or even killed them then they would know what a Cougar can. There have been several sightings here on the reservation, but there have been no injuries reported of livestock or pet animals. For people who live out in the rural area's its kind of dangerous for little children to be playing around outside, especially by themselves. A Cougar could come and carry them away and no one would know what happened to them. For myself no matter if the Cougars are protected I'm not going to wait for any game warden to come and save my property. I'll shoot first and ask questions later. So Terry or whoever don't wait for a report of a Cougar around my place. If I'm a crack shot, I will be able to tell you where you can pick up the corps. Oh well, don't worry game wardens I'll probably miss him and scare the Shavings out of him.. .but there have been a few times a Cougar has been seen around my place and there are small children that play around outside, and I'd rather break the law and shoot a Cougar rather than to let it kill a little kid. There have been reports of Cougars coming right up to homes after domestic pets, killing small dogs and other small animals. I hese reports were in the news paper which happened in south- Poem shared by friend Raffle t0 be held To the editor, Please print this poem in the Spilyay for me. It was given to me by a friendwho is a Tribal member. Martirae Wells What Happened? Please put down the bottle, Please put down the gun, If you only knew my story, you'd see that it's no fun. How can I explain, All the things thai I've been through? It started out as fun and I know it did for you. Let me tell you, there's no future, when your drinking from that brew? It's just a waste of time, there's better things to do. Why must we learn the hard way in everything we do? Must they all go to prison and learn like I did too? What happened to our culture? What happened to our ways? Will alcohol destroy us? Will we see better days? I pray...I pray...I pray... Some of know me, other you may not. But I'm doing time in prison, for a man that I done shot. Now my whole life has changed and it happened overnight. It was all because of drinking, we got into a fight. So now you get the picture, drink ing ain't always fun. And it just make matters worse when you're carrying a gun. What happened to our culture? What happened to our ways? Will alcohol destroy us? Will we see better days? I pray...I pray... I pray... The Creator has the answer, so He's the one that we must see. And if you know what'1 best, you'll pray and get on your knee I ask for strength and guidance, in everything I do. 'Cause without Grandfather, I know that I'd be through. To my native brothers and sister , I have a few things (o say. If we don't stop this madness, we may never see another day. Please put down the bottle, please put down the gun. Let's pick back up our culture, unite, and become one. Anonymous CPS open house successful To the editor, Child Abuse Prevention Month kicked off at CPS with an Open House and lunch on April 2, 1996. The CPS staff would like to extend a warm thank you the members of the community who turned out. We were honored that the members of the senior community were able to attend as well. We offer a special thanks to staff from CPS who donated prizes for the door drawings and the delicious home baked cakes for the strawberry shortcake. The following are a list of people and departments who helped make this event a success: Utilities for the picnic tables and sound system; Community Health Education Team-Carol Wewa, Judy Charley, Anson Begay for the posters, blue ribbon campaign and PSA's and lots of support; Richard Tohet donated helium for the colorful balloons; Warm Springs Forest Products cash donation to help with the purchase of supplies used throughout the month; Liz Caldron for the invitations and hand outs; and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. The ribbons will be distributed to departments and the community. Every Thursday from 1 1:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CPS will present educational videos in the area of child protection, popcorn, punch and coffee will be available. Bring your own brown bag lunch. On April 24, ECE will sponsor a carnival at the Community Center at which time CPS will be in charge of 5 of the carnival booths. Every one come out and have a good time, don' t forget to bring mom and dad. Caring people working together, we can prevent child abuse and neglect. Children's Protective Services Chief Spirits Raffle 3 tickets for $1.00 Drawing May 5, 1996 at the Warm Springs Community Center Items: l-girl'sbike, l-boy'sbike, $50 cash; $25 cash, beaded items, gift certificates and other items. For more information call: Reva at 553-5020 (8-10 a.m.), Dcanie at 553-5627 or the Minthorns at 553-1831. Thanks for your hospitality Dear Community Center Staff, Willamette University's Alterna tive Break Group would like to thank you for all your hospitality. Without you, our trip would be impossible and we are very grateful that you welcomed us to stay. Thank you. Brook K. Gauith Jamson Brown Custom Mini truck for sole Reds Hydraulics custom installed, Low Profile tires, Custom chrome rims, Shaved door handles and em blems, wrap around ground effects, Partial chrome engine, Steel braided hoses, (Hydraulic parts for sale), Too much to list. Asking $1200. For fur ther information call 475-9282. Tribal member voices concern To the editor, I was just insulted today by a very minimum offer for my beaded prod uct at the museum. I would like to know just how many other Tribal members go through the same situa tion. I think we should pool our com plaints together and present it to the council. We usually have to vole for these enterprises thinking it is going to benefit us but often we get the short end of the deal. The problem I am having also is the time we have to wait for a check. And when you look at the local gift shops, there's hardly anything that represents our area. Call me about your concerns at 553-6512. Antoinette Pampcrien POBox 581 Warm Springs, OR 97761 Spring Cleaning Yard Sale Saturday April 13, at 6361 Crestview Drive Sunnyside 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ' " J : Happy Birthday to Kanim Sr. Alvis Jr. April 14 Big 51 donation and food discount. . The week of April 8 is the Blue Ribbon campaign for the recognition ern Oregon just recently , . ... , CorinaRoley, Sandra Scott and Elina this matter of opening up the season on hunting Cougars. What public service announcements; - i nave to orrer is tnatmayoe leave things the way they are and not Enckson's, Wiley Compton cash open tne Cougar hunting, but to give the Ranchers, stockmen, farmers or any individual who might be in danger from a Cougar the right to shoot or to do what ever there is to protect his property with out any penalty. By doing this would prevent those professional hunters from coming in with all their tracking dogs and killing the Cougars needlessly. " v The bill that was defeated in California just recently was due to a TV tape of a hunter killing a Cougar with a hand gun. The film made the Cougar look pitiful, with all the dogs around and the guy shooting the Cougar two or three times while it suffered. My suggestion would prevent all this and might keep the Cougar population under control. They say Cougars are harm less, but I'm not one that's going to stick around to see if they are, or not. AHH-NAH-CHI-TOON!!! . t Toe Ness Police: "I'm looking for a guy with one eye named pete " Bystander: "What's his other eye called?" YIKES Help appreciated To the editor, I recently was in the hospital and would like to thank my family and all those who were so caring and help ful. I appreciate your concern & prayers tor me. Inez McKinley Welcome given Welcome to the family! April 3 Big 50 With Love, Leta, Brandon, Simone, Rosetta & Kennedy Happy Belated 3rd Birthday Char! Love always, Mom, Dad Grandma Lucy, Tim, Wilkie, Billy, Shanda, Mary & Sonny! Our warmest wishes and congratulations are going out to Mr. and Mrs. BlueCloud Surface on their marriage as of March 30, 1996. And also to the arrival of Lorina Jade on February 16, 1996. From all of your (new) relatives Thank you friends and relatives To the editor, I would like to thank relatives, friends and concerned members of the community who showed concern for our well being during the flood. Danny, Chris and I stayed in our home the whole time. There were many people who came and checked on us and said prayers for us. We especially thank those who detoured the water from flooding our home by sandbagging and blocking the water from our home. ' All of your help was appreciated. Gladys Thompson Happy Birthday Gubba! We love you! George, Tonya, Leanna & Jackson Happy Belated Birthday to Raymond Sterling Torres March 1st, 1990 Candelaria L. Rhoan April 2nd, 1986 Antone Torres April 4th, 1988 From Tony Help from sponsors appreciated by Lil Lady Vols team ss ss ss A Golfer said, "I shoot golf in the low 70s. When it gets anv colder, I quit. YIKES ' B y SS SS SS "Hello, this is Tom." "Hello, Tom. What's on you mind?" "I'm broke down in Oregon City and I need $200 right away" "There must something wrong with the line. I can't hear you " "I say, I want to borrow $200." "I can't hear a word you're saying." Operator (coming on the line): "Hello ! This is the operator. I can . hear your party very plainly." "Then you give him the $200." YIKES SS SS SS To the editor, Simnasho Lil Lady Vols would like to thank the people that supported and sponsored them during their tournament. They are: Erickson's Sentry, Rainbow Market, Florene Scott, Juniper Bank, W.S.F.P.I.; Cliffs Auto Repair, Bill Filbert, Employees ' from WSFPI, Les Schwab, Trudy Thompson. We would also like to thank the referees that refereed at the tournament-Chaz Mitchell, Carlos Northrup. Thank you very much for being so supportive toward the youth. " If I forgot' someone, thank you very much. , Simnasho Lady Vols Basketball Team ' To the editor, The Warm Springs Lady Vol's and the coaches Ron and Lilly Suppah would like to extend their thanks to the people that supported and . sponsored them to the Goldendale 18 & under Tourney B.A.N.G. "Basketball Against Narcotic & Gangs." We j took championship in Goldendale, Washington on March 22, 23, 24. We also received the Sportsmanship Award that was just as good as first. The Warm Springs Lady Vols also traveled to the B.A.D Tourney in Pendleton and brought Continued on page 8 EDITOR'S NOTE Spilyay Tymoo welcomes articles and letters from its readers. All letters, preferably 300 words or less, must include the author's signature and address. Thank you letters and poetry will be published at the editor's discretion. All letters are the opinion of the author and do not reflect in any way the opinion of Spilyay Tymoo. Spilyay Tymoo reserves the right to edit all copy OR refuse publi cation of any material that may contain libelous statements. ' . - I - V,.- uiiii ."" - I f 'if ,h -fit' "V ' f W -V' IMn s ) VI Tl I :f V . , " h " ' t , to .... . mtm m i 1, . r , , ' 1,, , .1 i . Top row l-r Deece Suppah, Taralee Suppah, Shamona Charley, Hester Scott, bottom row l-r are Rose Kirk, Amy Suppah, Crystal Smith took the championship at Goldendale and Pendleton. (See related photo on page 8). r.