Smoke signals. (Grand Ronde, Or.) 19??-current, October 01, 2013, Page 7, Image 7

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    Smoke Signals 7
OCTOBER 1,2013
Photo by Kendra Steele
Members of th Facilities and Health & Wellness departments combined to
form a softball team that went on to win the 201 3 Grand Ronde Slow Pitch
Recreational Softball championship.
Team D wins softball championship
By Kendra Steele
Tribal Recreation Assistant
Since the first game on Monday,
June 10, seven teams played slow
pitch recreational softball in Grand
Four teams were comprised of
Confederated Tribes of Grand
Ronde employees and three teams
were made up of community mem
bers. Games were played on the Tribal
campus so fans and spectators
could watch.
After taking a two-week break for
Canoe Journey, the final champion
ship tournament was held.
Team D was comprised of two col
laborating departments - Facilities
and Health & Wellness. Team D
came into the tournament with a
3-2 season record and ranked third
Team E, a team of community
members with a 5-1 season record,
was their championship tourna
ment opponent.
Team D took a big lead in the
first couple of innings, but Team E
caught up quickly. In the last in
ning, Team E was trailing by only
a couple of runs. Team D snuck by
with an 1 1-10 victory, making them
the 2013 Grand Ronde Slow Pitch
Recreational Softball champions.
Congratulations to the champs,
and thank you to everyone who
participated. We look forward to
next year.
Team D players included Jesse
White, Duke Kimsey, Jeffree Rog
ers, Gregg Leno, Eric Webster,
Jeremy Galloway, Jim Holmes,
Daniel Mooney, Shelby Hoyt,
Donnette Spaulding, Egypt Leno,
Kathryn Brunmeier, Colby Mer
cier, Jeff Larson and Dave Ful
lerton. D
School bond meeting set for Oct. 9
An informational community meeting to discuss the upcoming Wil
lamina School District bond, Measure 36-158, will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Tribal Community Center.
There will be hot dogs and chili at 6 p.m. with the information
meeting beginning at 6:30.
The Willamina School District is seeking $5 million for improve
ments to the Oaken Hills campus. About a third of Willamina School
District students are Native American.
For more information about the bond, contact the Willamina School
District at 503-876-1500. fl
Grants will strengthen and
sustain healthy communities
GRANT continued
from front page
The Grand Ronde Tribe received
a $66,184 Public Safety and Com
munity Policing grant will help pay
for equipment and training for the
Grand Ronde Police Department.
Included in the grant are funds to
pay for an automated license plate
reader system for a Tribal patrol
vehicle, said Tribal Planning &
Grants Manager Kim Rogers.
A $234,550 Justice Systems and
Alcohol and Substance Abuse grant
will help fund start-up costs at
the under-construction women's
transition house, including cover
ing most of the cost of an existing
counselor. The grant will be spent
over a three-year period.
And finally, the Tribe received a
$394,732 Violence Against Women
grant that will cover the cost of
hiring a domestic violence victims
advocatecaseworker position and
or office over a three-year period,
and other program costs including
emergency shelter services and
some legal assistance.
"These programs take a community-based
and comprehensive
approach to the root causes and con
sequences of crime, as well as target
areas of possible intervention and
treatment," said Associate Attorney
General Tony West in a Department
of Justice press release announcing
the grants. "The Coordinated Tribal
Assistance Solicitation programs
are critical tools to help reverse
unacceptably high rates of crime
in Indian Country, and they are a
product of the shared commitment
by the Department of Justice and
Tribal nations to strengthen and
sustain healthy communities today
and for future generations." B
Recreation Department
hosting Walking Club
The Tribal Recreation Department is hosting a Walking Club, a
competitive and social activity to track steps and miles walked per
The club focuses on low-level impact exercise for beginners with
the goal of transitioning Walking Club participants into other fitness
activities that are offered by the Recreation Department.
Levels of participation vary from individual and team steps, as
well as individual and team miles. Teams consist of three individu
als. Currently, 43 people are participating individually or as team
The Recreation Department encourages people to sign-up since it
will be an ongoing activity. Pedometers are available to new partici
pants one week after they sign up. At the end of each month, prizes
are awarded.
In addition, Weighted Wednesdays are a way for people setting
appropriate weight goals to reach their goal by the end of the month.
Participants are encouraged to stop by the Youth Education Building
to track their weight and body mass index.
Each weight is taken privately with only a recreation assistant
present and all information will be kept strictly confidential. Like
the Walking Club, prizes will be awarded each month to those with
the most amount of fat percentage lost.
For more information or to sign up, contact Recreation Assistant
Kendra Steele at 503-879-1921. B
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