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Youth Activities Provide a Fun Filled Day at the Pumpkin Patch 2 loaded up. It was a lot of fun for all. Some of the children in the Halloween spirit were overheard talking about how they were planning to carve something scary on their pumpkins for Halloween. Afterwards, Tony Medina treated everyone a favorite treat. Pizza! Where they enjoy each others company, a meal, and to warm up. Youth were seen picking out their pumpkins that took their fancy. Some youth were seen taking a photo with the pumpkin cut outs that Schiller Family Farm provided throughout the pumpkin patch. By Fred Shortman, Editor October is the time for pumpkins, cider, arrived. Tony Medina had everyone gather their fancy. There were more fun activities caramel apples and some spooky fun on the up and before he sent them off to select their there too! Children were seen enjoying the farm. On Saturday, October 22 the Youth pumpkins he said, “Pick any pumpkin, but some of the other fun activities from the Center took a group of youth to the Schiller only as big as you can carry! Meet back here round-up railway cow train, farm animal Family Farm in Olympia. No better way with your pumpkin and mark it with your petting zoo, hay maze, and pony rides. to spend the day with your child to select name.” Youth and parents were off into the A special treat to relax was the hay ride. that special pumpkin to be carved. These pumpkin patch, laughing and pushing as It was a short jaunt around the pumpkin Youth were seen carrying their gourds have been an annual tradition for the they went from pumpkin to pumpkin. Some patch. Volunteers who remained weighed pumpkins to be weighed. Pictured (L- Halloween season for decades. went for the larger ones, some went for the up all the pumpkins and when everyone R) are Ashton Boyd, Jasmine Venuelas, It was cool moist afternoon as everyone ones with warts, picking the one that took returned the youth and pumpkins were and Alexander Shortman. Winter Weather Safety Tips on How Tribe Awarded Grant to Create To Drive on Black Ice: Techniques to Healthier Living for Communities Protect You and Your Family While Recently the Centers for Disease Control to improve the health status of community (CDC) approved funding to the Chehalis members. Possibilities include improving Driving on Ice and Snow Tribe for a Community Transformation access to fresh healthy food, more walking and hiking trails, and reducing exposure to Grant. Chehalis was 1 of 7 Tribes in the Nation to receive this grant. The service second-hand smoke. area for this project is the Chehalis Tribal An evaluation of current policies, Community and the City of Oakville. The facilities and community activities By Victoria Miller– focus of this grant is to help these two that encourage healthy living will be communities take steps toward making performed. The CTG will help build on Winter driving conditions can be tricky for the right track. healthy communities. Communities can these healthy assets providing opportunities even the most experienced drivers. While transform themselves in ways that will for community members to live healthier. a snow-covered road can be an obvious 5. Leave plenty of space between your make a large difference in the ways their Currently, diseases such as heart disease, driving hazard, a road that just looks wet can car and the other cars on the road. When members live, work, play and go to school. cancer, stroke, and diabetes take their toll also be deceivingly slippery. driving on black ice road conditions, stay The overall goal is to make healthier living on our communities. These diseases shorten Black ice is a dangerous wintertime well behind the car in front of you (at least easier in our communities. lives; most are caused by tobacco use, hazard because the icy road may not a couple of hundred feet)--this is defnitely This Community Transformation Grant obesity, poor diet and physical inactivity. always be visible to the driver. Indeed, not the time to tailgate. Even if you feel (CTG) will help the Chehalis Tribe and the The Community Transformation Grant is an melted snow or ice that refreezes may confdent that you know how to drive safely City of Oakville determine what is needed opportunity to transform our communities still look deceivingly like a dry road. on black ice, that doesn’t mean the driver in into places that And temperatures don’t have to be below front of you does. Be prepared in case other encourage healthier freezing for black ice to develop. Black cars start to slide. living and provide ice can occur if temperatures are near the healthier options for freezing mark--or even a few degrees above 6. Don’t think you’re invincible just all people. it. because you drive a truck or a big sports While a shiny road surface indicates an utility vehicle. While 4-wheel drive vehicles Tribal Officials obviously wet or icy road, a road covered are great for driving in heavy snow, you’re accept the grant with black ice will look a little different. on your own when it comes to driving on award to assist Keep an eye out for pavement that is slightly black ice. In fact, 4-wheel drive vehicles in creating darker and a little duller looking than the have no advantage over regular cars when healthier living for rest of the road surface-- this may indicate it comes to driving on black ice, so be sure our community. that black ice is present. Because black ice is to take the necessary safety precautions no Pictured (L-R) so tricky to detect, a driver may not realize matter what type of vehicle you are driving. are Stephanie there is an icy road surface until his car Pickernell, Pat begins to slide. Here are some winter driving 7. Other winter driving tips, techniques Odiorne, Don safety tips on how to drive on black ice: and precautions: Secena, Cindy  Drive with your low beam headlights on Gamble. 1. As soon as your car begins to slide on even if it is daytime. This will make your Chehalis Business Committee black ice, take your foot off the gas pedal. vehicle more visible to the other cars on David Burnett, Chairman In fact, the last thing you want to do is give the road. Tribal Don Secena, Vice Chairman your car more gas. It is very important to  Make sure your tire tread is in good Stephanie Pickernell, Treasurer slow down when you are driving on black condition as part of your basic car Newsletter Cheryle Starr, Secretary ice or in any other winter road conditions. maintenance routine. Worn tires will 420 Howanut Road Dan Gleason, Sr., 5th Council Member make it much more diffcult for you to Oakville, WA 98568 Chehalis Tribal Newsletter Staff: 2. Don’t slam the brakes. While it may be drive on black ice. Make sure there is Fred Shortman, Communications a natural instinct to slam on your brakes, this plenty of traction between your tires and Tribal Center (360) 273-5911 Coordinator. will only cause your car to lose control and the road surface. (360) 709-1726 (offce) Chehalis Tribe Vision Statement slide even more. Tap the brake pedal lightly  Black ice is most commonly found on (360) 273-5914 (fax) To be a Thriving, Self-suffcient, Sovereign instead of pushing down hard on it. roads that run around bodies of water People. Honoring our past and serving (such as lake and rivers), in tunnels Articles and opinions expressed in this current and Future Generations. 3. Look for trouble spots ahead. If you and in shady or rural areas. Bridges and publication are not necessarily the opinions have an idea that there may be black ice overpasses are also common spots for of this publication or the Chehalis Tribal ahead (if you see cars ahead of you sliding, black ice to form. Use extra caution on Business Committee. for example), downshift to a lower gear bridges and overpasses, where the road The Chehalis Tribal Newsletter encourages before you come onto the black ice. The surface freezes more quickly. Even if you tribal members to submit letters, articles, lower gear will force you to drive more have been cruising down the highway photographs, and drawings to be considered for publication. These are subject to editing. slowly and it will give you better control of with no problem, an overpass or bridge your car. can be unexpectedly icy. Contributing writers, artists, and  Be sure to wear your seat belt. Winter photographers include Chehalis tribal 4. If your car does begin to skid on the ice, driving is always unpredictable so be community members and staff. The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis turn the wheel in the direction of the skid. prepared for the unexpected and keep Submission deadline: 6th of each month Reservation... This should help to steer your car back on yourself safe from accidents! Printed: Each month “People of the Sand”
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