Smoke signals. (Grand Ronde, Or.) 19??-current, January 15, 2013, Page 8, Image 8

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Smoke Signals
Htalth Information
Business Office
Grade: 7
Closing datt: Jan. 22
Rtcrcatlon Assistant
Grade: 5
Closing datt: Jan. 28
Sr. Investment Analyst
Economic Development
Grade: 16
Open until filled
I ICW Caseworker
Social Services
Grade: 10
Open until filled
Workplace Policy
B Effective January 1, 2004,
all employees are subject to
random drug andor alcohol
D All pre-employment offers.
DWhen there is reasonable
D Post accident.
Internal applicants are
1. Current Regular Employee,
past their six-month Introduc
tory period, receiving at least a
"meets expectations" on most
recent performance evaluation
and not under disciplinary ac
tion or performance Improve
ment within the previous six
2 Grand Ronde Tribal members
3. Spouse of a Grand Ronde
Tribal member or
4. Parent or legal guardian of
Grand Ronde Tribal member
Internal recruitment
For those individuals meeting
minimum qualifications an
Interview will be given in the
following ranking order:
1. Grand Ronde Tribal mem
bers a) Qualified Grand Ronde Tribal
members who show they
meet the minimum qualifica
tions of the position during
the course of the interview
process will be given first
consideration for hire and the
recruitment process will end
2. Tribal member spouses, par
ents andor legal guardians of
Grand Ronde Tribal member
. children
3. Current regular employees
For a detailed job description, please contact the
Tribe's job line at 503-879-2257 or 1-877TRIBEGR.
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Community Project
Health Project starts ; -Girls
Lock-In " ' 1&?M
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Youth Education Department ;
2012-13 Winter
Middle & High School Programs
For CTGR Tribal youth in grades 6-12
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: March 25-27- Spring Break Camp
- School Days with a $5 fee:
January 2-3
January 4
January 18
January 28
March 11
March 22
-School Days with NO $5 fee:
January 7
February 11
February 25
March 25-27
Incentive Program:
7-12 Grade points per class A 7 points B 5 points 3 points ,
School Attendance: .25 points earned everyday without unexcused tardy or absence. ' '
Community Service: Take part in a preapproved community project and earn 2 points for every hour
served. The maximum community service points that can be earned is 80 points. Students must con
tact lead staff before taking part in community service project. There will also be service projects of
fered through the Youth Education Department. Please contact Chris Bailey or Matt Zimbrick for to
sign up for a future community service project.
Your Journey Details
January- Report Cards Come Out (0118)
February- Community Project TBD
Snow Trip
March- Community Project TBD
Contact Tiffany Mercier fS). 593-:879t2101 for more information.
Donna Christine Strafford
Nov. 19, 1946 - Sept. 16, 2012
The angels came for Christy on
her journey to heaven. She was
pain free! I think she danced her
way into heaven.
Her husband, Joseph (Syd)
and loved ones were close by,
Adrian, Greg and Gina, and her
pets: Bridget, Missy, Spunky and
Christy passed away from bile
duct cancer. She chose hospice
care so she could enjoy visits from
family, friends, cousins, play the
slots at "that place" and plant flow
ers and more flowers, shopping,
beading, rating prawns and bingo on Fridays.
Christy was born in Portland, Ore., at the old St. Vincent Hospital
to Danny and Patricia Mansayon. Both parents worked so our ma
terial grandmother, Bessie, raised Christy from birth to adulthood.
During this time, they lived in Portland, Gresham, Moody and Mil
waukee. Christy's brother, Greg, joined them in Maupin, Ore., where
they enjoyed a fun-filled childhood and grandma's home cooking.
Christy met her future husband just before her 21st birthday. They
married in September 1970, divorced in 1975 and remarried in 1994.
Syd and Christy enjoyed their trips to Hawaii and Las Vegas.
Thank you to my brothers, Adrian and Greg, for your telephone
calls, prayers, shopping trips, and trips to Yakima and Portland to
visit relatives. Adrian, I loved all the fresh flowers you sent, espe
cially the last rose which I held and never let go of. Greg, we share
so many memories - keep them close. Jamie, you're very special to
me, remember that, and thank you for the work you did when I was
too weak to do it myself.
Thank you to my sister Gina for allowing me to drive her car to
Grand Ronde to accept Christopher's award. I really missed driving
so this was fun for me.
Preceding Christy in death were her parents; beloved grandmother;
father-in-law, Gerry Strafford; siblings, Margo, Mark and Michael;
and many other relatives and friends. Survivors include her husband,
Syd, and his siblings and mother-in-law, Ann Strafford; brothers,
Adrian (Cheri) and Greg (Darlene); sisters, Dolores (Charles) and
Gina (Antonette); nephews, Jeff, Damian, Jamie, Shane and Chris
topher; and great-niece, Cheyenne Mansayon.
Her family gives special thanks to the staff at the Celilo Cancer
Center, Dr. Stephen Becker, Providence Hospice of the Gorge and
home services, especially nurse Colleen. Also, thank you to the Red
Hot Sisters and my special sister Carol and her husband, Steve
Moore. A big thank you to my friend, Dora Mee, for coming to my
last powwow in August 2012. We all had fun.
Also thank you to Claudia Angelo, Cathy Lancaster and Lucille
Stevens for their prayers and support.
"A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that
says, 'Grieve not for me.' Remember the best times, the laughter, the
song. The good life I lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage.
I'm counting on you.
"My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Remember all, how I truly
was blessed. Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with
your life, don 't worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your
chin. Until the day comes we're together again."- Author unknown
Burial of ashes will be at Mountain View Cemetery next to her
beloved grandmother, Bessie, in Hood River, Ore.
Recreation starts fitness classes
The Tribe's Recreation Program offers two exercise programs in the
Tribal gym.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga, led by Melisa Chandler, is offered from noon to 1 p.m.
Monday and Friday. The class focuses on the synchronization of breath
with postures and is an active, athletic form of yoga.
A cross training-style fitness class, led by Recreation Coordinator Matt
Mosley, is offered from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Monday. Workouts consist of
timed stations, max reps and minute-for-minute exercises.
For more information about either exercise class, contact Mosley at 503-879-1369
or D
Volleyball nights held on Wednesdays
The Tribe's Recreation Program holds open volleyball from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesdays in the Tribal gym.
Volleyball is open to anyone who wishes to participate.
For more information, contact Recreation Coordinator Matthew Mosley
at 503-879-1369 or B