Smoke signals. (Grand Ronde, Or.) 19??-current, November 01, 2010, Page 13, Image 13

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    Smoke Signals 13
NOVEMBER 1, 2010
Edward William "Bill" G iff en
Sept. 1, 1930 - Oct. 22, 2010
Edward William "Bill" Giflen,
80, a resident of Sheridan died
Friday, Oct. 22, 2010.
He was born Sept. 1, 1930,
in Englemine, Calif., the son
of Llewellyn D. and Marie I.
Jerro Giffen. He lived in Cali
fornia until moving to Bandon
in the early 1930s. Bill married
Diane Agnes Linton on May 31,
1951, in Grand Ronde. He was
drafted into the U.S. Army in
1951, trained at Camp Roberts
in California and was stationed
in Okinawa, where he was part of the military police.
He returned to live in Klamath Falls, where he attended the
Oregon Technical Institute, receiving training in commercial and
domestic refrigeration. For 46 years, Bill and Diane made their
home in Waldport, where they owned and operated Giffen Refrig
eration and Appliance and Western Auto Store.
He was a very active member of the community as part of the
Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, a member of the Yachats Volunteer
Fire Department, American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign
Wars. He was a director for the Pioneer Telephone Co-Operative
for 16 years. Bill was a member of the Catholic Church.
In 2002, Sheridan became their home. He was an avid out
doorsman, enjoying camping, hunting and fishing. He loved
little children and animals, as well as pulling a good joke on
He is survived by his wife, Tribal Elder Diane Giffen of Sheri
dan; daughter, Debbie Marrington of SheridanBrookings; grand
son Sean O'Leary and great-grandson Nathaniel Borgen; sisters,
lone Moore of Dallas and Virginia Thoreson of Roseville, Calif.;
stepsister, Carol Fulkerson of South San Francisco, Calif.; and
numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was
preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jack Giffen Sr.
Viewing was held Tuesday, Oct. 26, with a recitation of the
rosary at Dallas Mortuary Center. A funeral service was held
Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the Grand Ronde Tribal gymnasium.
Interment followed in the Grand Ronde Tribal Cemetery.
To leave an on-line condolence for the family, visit
Win big prizes for helping wildlife
Help collect biological samples from deer and elk and your name will be
entered into a drawing for six gift cards.
3 prizes for deer: $125 gift card to Cabela's
3 prizes for elk: $125 gift card to Cabela's
Why: The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Natural Resources Di
vision, in cooperation with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and
USDA Veterinary Services, is collecting biological samples from deer and
elk to learn more about diseases that may be affecting our deer and elk
herds. The Tribe will test for a variety of diseases primary among these
are the following:
Chronic Wasting Disease has not been detected in Oregon. We
want to catch this disease early if it shows up in Oregon as it can
have devastating effects on deer and elk populations.
Adenovirus Hemorrhagic Disease has been detected throughout
Oregon. Samples will help determine where adenovirus is found in
How to participate:
Allow the Tribes' biologists to collect samples of brain stems, lymph
nodes and tooth samples from elk and samples of blood, brain stems,
lymph nodes, muscle tissue and tooth samples from deer.
All samples must be collected within 48 hours of death, 24 hours pre
ferred. Bring hunter-harvested animals to the Tribes' Natural Resources office
at 47010 S.W. Hebo Road, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 4:30
p.m. After hours or on the weekend call 503-560-4426.
If you are unable to bring an animal in we may be able to come to you to col
lect samples. Please contact the Tribes' biologists for more information.
Hunters will need to provide the general location (within a mile) of where
the animal was killed (to be used in the event that a disease is found).
Your name will be entered in the drawing for each useable sample we are
able to collect, up to three entries for each deer and up to two for each elk.
Fresh road-kills can be reported to the Tribes' biologists so we can pick
them up for sampling. Your name would then be entered for any useable
samples we collect from the road kill.
Tribal and nonTribal community members are eligible to participate.
Animals must be harvested legally.
Drawing will be held at the April 2011 Fish and Wildlife Committee
meeting at the Natural Resources office. Prizes are sponsored by the Con
federated Tribes of Grand Ronde Fish and Wildlife Committee.
The Fish and Wildlife Committee and Natural Resources Division thank
you for your help in gathering information to help us maintain our deer
and elk populations. Happy hunting!
For more information: Natural Resources Division, 47010 S.W. Hebo
Road, Grand Ronde, Rebecca McCoun at 503-879-2396, Lindsay Belonga
at 503-879-2387 or Kelly Dirksen at 503-879-2382. D
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tribal Court
Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program
Wawa pus tenas
"Speaking for ChildrenYouth"
Each year, approximately 780,000 children in the U.S. are caught in the
court and child welfare maze because they are unable to live safely at home.
Approximately 13,965 children in the state of Oregon have been in foster care
at least once during the past year. Currently, there are approximately 87
Grand Ronde children in foster care. Half of those children are wards of the
Tribal Court right here in the Grand Ronde Community. The Grand Ronde
Tribal Court is looking for committed, caring volunteers who want to help these
children by advocating for the child. The Tribal Court CASA Program will
train all volunteer advocates. Give these children a voice during this difficult
time, help these children to receive the services they need, stay connected to
their culture and find safe permanent homes.
If you would like more information on how to volunteer and better serve our Tribal Children, please
detach and complete this form and return It to: Tribal Court Programs Specialist, 9615 Grand
Ronde Road, Grand Ronde, Oregon 97347. For additional information, call 503-879-4623 or e-mall:
Julie, boekhofffflmrandronde, org
pleas sand ms a CASA Advocate Application
pleas sand m mors Information about th Tribal Court CASA Program
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Thinking about
starting your own business?
If you don't know what questions to ask or
how to get started, we can help!
Attend a Start Your Business class:
Grand Ronde Adult Education Building
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010
10-11 a.m.
9615 Grand Ronde Road
Grand Ronde, OR
The MERIT Program offers
Training Advising Mentoring
MERIT is a part of the Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry in collaboration with the Polk Community
Development Corporation, Salem-Keizer Community Development Corporation, and Catholic Community Services and
receives funding from Yamhill County and the ties of Dallas, Independence, Monmouth, and Salem.