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2 Smiles and Good Sportsmanship Make the Great Youth Baseball 2 Tournament a Success nd By Fred Shortman, Editor The Second Annual Chehalis Youth and coached; Carla Thomas who helped Baseball Tournament was held on the set up the tournaments, helped with the second weekend of August. It was a fun- shopping, kept the books, coached, and did a flled weekend, watching the youth playing lot of leg work; Ryan and Jamie Smith who the time-honored tradition of baseball. helped with the T-ball game, coached and You could see the love of the game in their practiced with the kids in that division; Jerry eyes as they made an outstanding play, Youckton who helped coach T-ball and little or a great hit to push in a run. You could league teams; Marvin Youckton, Jerome hear the cheers of the crowd, coaches, and Wells, Darrin Jones, and Sean Adams, who Little League 10 and Under Division, pictured (L) second place Chehalis parents as they encouraged them to do helped with coaching teams; Gary and team in sky blue, and first place Swinomish team in navy blue. Smiles and their best. Parents and spectators enjoyed Georgia Ortivez who helped with coaching sportsmanship made everyone a winner. watching the youth playing the game with and cleaning up the grounds; Steve Medina the determination in their eye. It’s not just who was our voice for the weekend; Ray Team about winning, but about sportsmanship and Secena, who helped with baseball felds, Chehalis the excitement of playing good old-fashion lined them all weekend and made the little won the 12 baseball. league mound, and; Amil Starr who made and under There were fve different divisions played sure the felds were maintained. Little at Tomahawk Stadium and Oakville High There’s just a lot more people who League School. You could hear announcer Steve helped out with this tournament in some Division. Medina’s voice, announcing the game as the way or another to make it a success: Pam Every youth get recognized encouraging their growth, and interest in High School and Babe Ruth teams took the Youckton, Joyce Thomas, Lori Bonifer, Boo baseball. Youth pictured smiling accepting their trophies, and special feld. Mora, Casey Pickernell, Monica Lopez, awards from the coaches. The weather for the weekend cooperated, and all the parents and grandparents who with rain showers knocking down some of got out there to help the kids and anyone WinterHawk Candie the dust from the previous hot week. The else who helped that I didn’t name. Thank Alex from Newton feld was ready and the umpires could be you for making another successful Youth Youckton Swinomish was all heard yelling, “Play ball!” Each player was Tournament! Your contributions make this accepts receives an smiles recognized, receiving a trophy and a medal all possible. his all-star and as she for all stars in the youth division. Everyone 5 Different Youth Divisions All-Star sung Happy accepts who came to the tournament were winners. T-Ball-7 and under Babe Ruth-15 and under Award Birthday. her award. On Saturday, a delicious barbeque was Chehalis scrimmaged South Thurston provided for all the baseball teams and each other Lummi Team their families. This allowed the players and 2 Little League Divisions Chehalis Tribe #1. Oakville families to visit and make new friends. Little Boston Chehalis Tribe #2 12 and It’s something special to see all the 10 and under Tulalup/Bellevue Hawks Swinomish Under volunteer coaches taking extra time to Chehalis Quist Little commit to keeping youth interested in 12 and under Pilots (Seattle) League playing baseball. They encourage them to do Chehalis High School-18 and Division. their best, whether winning or losing – to be Oakville under happy just getting the opportunity to play. Nisqually Lacey Rainiers Chehalis Tribe Puyallup Great job, everyone! Keep on establishing the ground work in encouraging the growth When asked on what they thought of this of our children! youth tournament? Neesie Hatch, Tulaip Youth Coordinator said, “I Love It! This is awesome! Thank You We’re working on sponsoring a youth tournament Cheryle Starr sends out a specials thanks to: on the Tulalip Reservation. It’s another avenue of keeping our kids Drug and Alcohol Free.” sponsors -- Chehalis Tribal Youth Program Swinomish Coach, Wilbert James added, “This is and Tony Medina, Lucky Eagle Casino, Law wonderful that the Chehalis Tribe sponsors and Enforcement Program, and Pepsi. supports this event for the youth. Encouraging Babe Ruth Division, pictured (L) Marvin Youckton’s Chehalis team placed Special thanks to our volunteers: Ray 3rd in this division and the Lummi team in white took second. the youth to maintain their academic levels for Lopez who put together the Babe Ruth and those who choose to play sports. Also every Little League tournament, provided and You Can Protect Yourself, managed the brackets for the tournaments, youth get recognized encouraging their growth and interest in baseball.” Children, Family From Flu Music (continued from page 1) will have their own CD mailed to them Camano News. There was also a blog post By Teresa Solis, MD, Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center soon. There were a lot of other fun activities about it on the Washington State Attorney I know it’s hard to think about illness during risk categories, the answer is defnitely yes. such as swimming, sitting by the campfres, General’s online blog. All of the pictures, the hot and fun-flled summer, but fall is just If you have a fever and severe breathing and drumming. I have to admit it was a lot videos, news links, and much more can be around the corner. With the coming of fall, problems, such as shortness of breath, pain of fun for everyone. found on the Chehalis Tribal Prevention fu season is upon us again. This year, along on breathing, or diffculty breathing, you All of the photos and videos of the Programs MySpace page at www.myspace. with seasonal fu, we have H1N1, commonly should contact your health care provider. week’s events that I took and recorded will com/chehalisprevention! If you have known as “Swine Flu,” to contend with. Flu is transmitted by respiratory contact. be posted to the Prevention’s MySpace any questions or comments, you can As of the end of July, there were over 130 This can be directly, as when someone page soon for all to experience! This contact Lorrie Bonifer at 360-709-1717 or confrmed cases of H1N1 hospitalized in the coughs or sneezes in your vicinity. You can event was also captured on King 5 news, state as well as seven deaths attributed to the be infected indirectly when you touch an the Everett Herald, and the Stanwood/ virus. object which has the fu virus on it, such as The Public Safety Symptoms of H1N1 and seasonal fu are door knobs, phones, keyboards, etc., and Department is the same. Fever over 100 degrees, cough, then touch your face, nose or mouth. As you working with Saxas sore throat, body aches, and headache. Also, may have heard, simple precautions will and Chehalis Tribal many people can have fatigue, poor appetite, help prevent the spread of fu. Covering your Construction on the nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Otherwise cough and sneeze will decrease the number construction of an 1100 healthy adults may be stricken with fu, of fu virus particles in the environment. square foot addition to be bedridden for a few days, then recover. Washing your hands frequently or using the corrections facility. Anyone with a compromised immune hand sanitizers will prevent self-infection. The addition will house system may face a much more severe Remember to always wash your hands up to eight female course, however. before eating. inmates in a secure Children under two years, pregnant The clinic will have antiviral medicines wing complete with women, adults over age 65 with chronic which will be distributed according to CDC segregation/detox cell medical conditions, people with cancer, guidelines for treatment. There may be a and shower. diabetes, heart, lung, kidney, or liver disease vaccine available this fall, which will also be or people on immunosuppression drugs are distributed to high risk groups according to Chehalis Business Committee all at risk for a more aggressive fu infection. guidelines. Tribal David Burnett, Chairman Young adults seem to be at higher risk for We have many resources available to us Don Secena, Vice Chairman more aggressive infection with H1N1. This to prevent the kind of fu epidemics seen in Newsletter Jessie Goddard, Treasurer means young adults may be in a category to the past, but remember, you must do your Cheryle Starr, Secretary receive the vaccine. part to stay healthy. Get plenty of rest, eat 420 Howanut Road Dan Gleason, Sr., 5th Council Member Should you see the doctor if you have properly, and take care of yourself. Keep this Oakville, WA 98568 symptoms? If you are in one of the high fu season a mild one! (360) 273-5911 (office) Chehalis Tribal Newsletter Staff: (360) 273-5914 (fax) Fred Shortman, Communications Diabetes Awareness Walk Coordinator Everyone is Invited! Articles and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily the opinions Satuday, September26 of this publication or the Chehalis Tribal Sign up at 10 AM Business Committee. Walk Starts at 11 AM The Chehalis Tribal Newsletter encourages tribal members to submit letters, articles, Come join this 1st annual 5K Diabetes photographs, and drawings to be considered Awareness walk start at the Youth Center. for publication. These are subject to editing. Lunch will be provided Contributing writers, artists, and Barbara Mora will be the guest speaker photographers include Chehalis tribal Door Prizes community members and staff. The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation... Any question please contact Lynn Hoheisal at Submission deadline: 6th of each month 360-709-1744 or Printed: Each month “People of the Sands”
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