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Sock Hop Gets Families Dancing 2 By Jamie N. Ortivez, Head Start Family Services On February 12, Head Start had a Valentine’s Day Sock Hop at the youth center. The Head Start Program has these events to provide families with opportunities to have fun with each other, as well as to interact with other families. These functions contribute toward in-kind hours which are required for program funding. We are planning many more fun family nights for the near future. Teachers provided CDs of music played daily in the classroom. Beth Dodge and Nurses Chris Olson and Cori Fluetsch are newly-trained Wellness Center Jamie Ortivez enjoyed being the DJs for the X-ray Technicians. The Wellness Center staff is excited about this new tool night. The kids had so much Head Start children enjoyed to assist patients. playing with balloons and The American Dream is Easier Now for everyone. dancing. It was a fun-filled event By Fred Shortman, Editor looked awesome. Huge balloon arches flled the room. The kids thought it was so cool. Owning your own home is still the documentation of membership in a They all loved playing with the balloons “American dream” for everyone. There is federally recognized Indian tribe or covering the foor. land available on the Vosper property for corporation formed pursuant to the Alaska Very special thanks to the following tribal members to build homes. Rentals Native Claims Settlement Act. volunteers in assisting us with decoration were built and occupied in 2007. Land is HiLine Homes was hired to build a stick and cleanup: Tony Medina, Teresa Pannkuk, being cleared for the frst family owned home for Lot 11. The homeowner selected Samuel Boyd, Marla Medina, and Tyanna home, with hopefully more homes to come. a 3-bedroom home with 1,716 square feet Canales. Tribal members can start purchasing the lots. for a cost of about $70,000. Dave Canton, Check with the Chehalis Tribal Housing Branch Manager, said, “These homes are Authority (CTHA) to fnd out how you can a more cost effective way to build.” He fun as they knew the songs and had a blast own a home on the Vosper property. continued, “The construction company has showing their parents how they dance at Lot 11 on Sickman Loop is going to have a projected fnish date of 140 days. If no school. the frst home built on the Vosper property problems arise, it should be completed in We had a little area set up with a near Balch Road. The family completed the 110 days. We’ve built on other reservations, Valentine’s Day backdrop for the children 184 loan process, enabling them to build and but this is our frst on any reservation using to have photos taken with their families. own their own home. the 184 Program. It’s exciting to start this Sue Ortivez helped out when our camera The Section 184 Loan Guarantee new process with the 184 program.” wouldn’t work. All the kids took turns Program is a mortgage program for Don Terry, Chehalis Tribe’s Chief attempting to be the one to break the piñata. members of federally recognized tribes. Building Offcer will be inspecting the work They were all quick to jump in and fll their Congress created the program to increase as it proceeds. IHS will have the septic and treat bags with candy and toys! Native American home ownership by water hooked up. Jamie Ortivez, Beth Dodge, and Sarra reducing loan costs and encouraging lending The CTHA is currently underway with Burnett-Lisle decorated the Youth Center on tribal lands. The Section 184 program the Single Family Residential homes at the with red, pink and white balloons of all requires a low down payment of 2.25% and Vosper development site. Families currently shapes and sizes, streamers, banners—it offers the lowest mortgage loan guarantee on the lot sign-in sheet will be frst in line cost available. The guarantee fee is a one- for eligibility review. In conjunction with time cost of 1% of the loan. The guarantee the 184 loan program or other approved loan Women Learn to Make Cedar fee can be fnanced and no monthly programs, the CTHA has the Down Payment mortgage insurance is required. Assistance Program to help with the buy- Roses, Prevent Breast Cancer How to Qualify for a Section 184 Loan down process for prior approved home loans from eligible fnancial institutions.  The borrowers must show they have Please contact the Housing Staff for more By Christina Hicks, Native Women’s Wellness Coordinator suffcient income to pay back the loan. information at 360-273-7723 or Iris Friday,  The borrowers must show they have a Section 184 Coordinator, NW Offce of On February 13, Culture and Heritage Here’s some important information: good history of meeting their fnancial Native American Programs at iris.friday@ Programs combined with the Native  All women can get breast cancer—even obligations. Women’s Wellness Program to provide those who have no family history of the  The property being purchased must meet an opportunity for tribal and community disease. loan standards. members to learn about making cedar roses  The two most important factors for breast  The borrowers must provide and preventing breast cancer. Held at the cancer are being a woman and growing Wellness Center, lunch and raffe prizes older. were provided for everyone who attended.  Women diagnosed with early breast Winter Steelhead Season Ends, Over 30 people learned how to cancer, when the cancer is small and has not spread, have a high chance of make cedar roses. The instructors Next Season Brings New Hatchery were Diane Devlin, Culture surviving it. Mammograms are the Coordinator, and Elaine McCloud, best way to fnd breast cancer early. By Andy Olson, Fisheries Biologist Heritage Coordinator. People Get one every year starting at age 40. You can help reduce your The Chehalis Tribe has concluded its 2008- boats and equipment. It would also allow laughed and had fun as they  chances of developing breast shared each other’s company 09 Winter Steelhead commercial fshing the Fisheries Department staff to be in one while making the roses. cancer by engaging in season. It was a fairly good season, although place near the hatchery rather than going Cedar roses seem simple regular physical activity, low water conditions contributed to a back and forth when the hatchery needs to make, but technique maintaining a healthy lower return of adult Steelhead. The fshery extra attention. During a food, for example, is very important to weight, and limiting was slow until a freshet from the spring the hatchery will require extra effort by work effectively with alcohol intake. rains increased the numbers of fsh. The employees to protect the fsh. They will the material. It was a Through early economy caused the price of Steelhead to be need to ensure the power is on, the pump wonderful valentine gift detection and improved lower than the last few years. Around 700 system is functioning, and the fsh are fed that will last a lifetime. treatments, more women Steelhead were caught by tribal fshers for a on a regular schedule. We will be having In addition to making than ever are surviving total income of over $14,000. a hatchery volunteer and informational cedar roses, information breast cancer. Any The tribe is building a hatchery facility meeting on Wednesday, April 15 at the about breast cancer questions contact the th that will create seasonal jobs to process, hatchery. awareness was handed Wellness Center at 360- deliver, smoke, and package the tribe’s WDFW forecasts that 53,000 wild Fall out to help women 273-5504. catch for retail sales at the Casino, Eagles Coho will return to the Chehalis River. The reduce the chances of Lucille Cayenne made a Landing Hotel, the End of the Trail Spring Chinook run was low again this year developing the disease. beautiful cedar rose. stores, and, hopefully, the Great Wolf and is forecasted to be below the escapement Lodge. The hatchery will also help build goal of 1,400 adult fsh with a prediction of Chehalis Business Committee up the runs of Winter Steelhead for the 1,018 returning adults. The low escapement David Burnett, Chairman future of the Chehalis Tribe’s commercial means there won’t be a commercial Spring Tribal Don Secena, Vice Chairman and recreational fshers. The Fisheries Chinook fshing season in 2009 for the Newsletter Jessie Goddard, Treasurer Department is planning to move its offces Chehalis Tribe. There will, however, be an Cheryle Starr, Secretary down to the new building being built near opportunity for a Salmon Ceremony. Please 420 Howanut Road Dan Gleason, Sr., 5th Council Member the fsh hatchery. The new building can contact me if you have any questions about Oakville, WA 98568 therefore be designed the Fisheries forecasts and the Chehalis (360) 273-5911 (office) Chehalis Tribal Newsletter Staff: with processing facilities, Tribe’s fsheries. (360) 273-5914 (fax) Fred Shortman, Communications Coordinator storage for Fisheries enforcement, and staff 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 Chehalis Reservation... This magnificent 28 pound steelhead was caught by Dennis Cayenne in his Submission deadline: 6th of each month “People of the Sands” net about eight years ago. He had it stuffed and hangs in the DNR building. Printed: Monthly
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