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2 Oakville Acorns Basketball Team’s Effort Leads to Undefeated Season By Fred Shortman, Top row (LR): Editor Anthony Pender, Blake Hansen, Have you been keeping Tucker Reinitz, track of the boy’s Bryan Witt, Coach and girl’s Oakville Jamie Berg, Asst. High School Acorns Coach Mathew basketball teams? The Riippa, Berry boy’s high school Peterson, Rikki basketball team is Sutterlict, Doug the only undefeated Boyd, Elwin high school basketball Johnston; Middle team in their division row (LR): Asa fnishing the season with a record of 20-0. Hutchings, Andrew They are the number Knotts, Darrin one seed going into Jones, Jr., Izaha district play to be held Powell, Ronnie in Montesano starting Rosbaugh, Bobby the second week of Jones, Junior February. Jack; Bottom row The Oakville girl’s (LR): Daniel Jones, basketball team, Tucker Johnson, coached by Tracy Bray, struggled through the season, but came fve year. In past years, I’ve seen Native He continued, “I have a theory of ‘shoot Cody Berresten, through in the clutch in a wildcard game to students struggling to stay eligible to play for the moon and land on the roof.’ At the Richie make the district playoffs. in sports. It’s thrilling to see more and beginning of the season, the players set Revay. Oakville High School boy’s basketball more players committing to achieving their goals to have an undefeated season, to win coach Jamie Berg said, “I’ve been the academic goals thereby maintaining their frst in district playoffs, and to win the state head coach for Oakville High School for eligibility to play sports.” championship. Seeing the talent the team had when it all started, I believed it was possible. Izaha Powell returned as a senior Oakville and has demonstrated great leadership. High School Barry Peterson, a transfer student, gave our Skylar cheerleaders team an even stronger possibility of making Bracero Loyala Davis and our goals achievable. Rikki Sutterlict makes a free Alyssa Charles stepped into his role, and wouldn’t be throw for the keep the crowd drawing as much attention. All the other Oakville girls cheering for our players assisted in developing into their basketball hometown teams. roles to assist making this team as good as it team. is. I won’t forget to mention the fan support. The fan support this season has been huge. This is the largest group of fans that I’ve seen since I start coaching. It’s great to have fans rooting for you at all the away games, too.” (Look for Joyce Thomas’ article in next month’s issue.) Tribe Continues Efforts to Beautify Tribe’s Fish Hatchery on Track by Andy Olson, Fisheries Biologist the Old Hamilton Farm Property The new fsh hatchery is taking shape with meeting on February 10. Another meeting the interior cleanup complete. Kast Painting is scheduled for March 10 at 5 PM at the help we can get the exterior painted quickly sandblasting and painting through the frst By Fred Shortman, Editor and Light Construction Company has been hatchery building. With enough volunteer two weeks of February. They are using a and create a beautiful new building in the Two years ago the tribe purchased the hatchery a more aesthetic pleasing look special paint and sealing it with an epoxy to process. Tribal artists will be invited to Brookside Farms, also known as Hamilton and greatly improve the property. prevent moisture from damaging the interior. assist in the beautifcation of the building. Farms, located at 165 Howanut Road. The One of the barns located in the back Heating issues have slowed down the Please come to the meeting to see the old milk barn is being converted into a tribal near the Black River received damages in process, but work will soon be completed. development and help give your input for fsh hatchery. the snow storm. It will soon be replaced The electrical work has been put out to future elements for your hatchery. The property development plan calls with a 50 X 60 foot storage building. bid and will be getting for the disposal of four large barns and Fortunately it was insured, so the tribe is started as soon as the pole buildings. The tribe’s Department of awaiting reimbursement from the insurance interior is fnished. Natural Resources is waiting to award the company to help fund the replacement of Aqua Sierra bid to a contractor in order to accomplish the building. The additional space has the Inc. is the hatchery this task. As you can see in the picture, all potential for renting as storage space. The design company. buildings marked in red shall be torn down. tribe’s Realty Program has been renting Representatives will The tribe plans to keep the buildings marked or leasing property that has already been be out on February 19 in green and put them to good use. The purchased to help assist in the operations and 20 for the fnal contractor who wins the bid is responsible and maintenance of the lands. measurements and for disposing of all debris. This will give logistics planning. We are hopeful that work will begin in March and proceed quickly. We will fnd out how many Andy Olson and Keith Kramer meet with an electrician volunteers we have and construction company supervisor to plan work on the to work with at the interior of the hatchery. Chehalis Business Committee Tribal David Burnett, Chairman Newsletter Don Secena, Vice Chairman Jessie Goddard, Treasurer Cheryle Starr, Secretary 420 Howanut Road Dan Gleason Sr, 5th Council Member Oakville, WA 98568 (360) 273-5911 (office) Chehalis Tribal Newsletter Staff: (360) 273-5914 (fax) Fred Shortman, Communications Coordinator Articles and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily the opinions of this publication or the Chehalis Tribal Business Committee. The Chehalis Tribal Newsletter encourages tribal members to submit letters, articles, photographs, and drawings to be considered for publication. These are subject to editing. Contributing writers, artists, and photographers include Chehalis tribal community members and staff. The Confederated Tribes of The tribe continues to improve the Hamilton Farm barns. The green dots are buildings that will be kept; red dots signify buildings to be removed. One Submission deadline: 6th of each month the Chehalis Reservation... building will be remodeled as a 50 X 60 storage shed. Printed: Monthly “People of the Sands”
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