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Program Information Why Does the Tribe Sometimes Call FINANCIAL LITERACY Burn Bans in the Middle of Winter? WHAT ARE THESE YOU MAY ASK? By Glenn Connelly, Environmental Specialist Financial Literacy Courses. Helping you build your assets. In early February, The Natural Air pollution can cause health Resources Department called for problems for elders, children Understanding your fnances and how credit affects you all. a Burn Ban on the reservation and anyone who already has and many of you were probably an illness related to their lungs These classes are offered to Chehalis Tribal Members wondering why we would do that or sinuses. Air pollution can in the middle of our wet winter. even increase the number of FREE OF CHARGE. Well the Burn Ban wasn’t heart attacks and strokes in a because of fre danger, it was community. When we call for a The classes will begin March 8, 2012 due to poor air quality. During Burn Ban, all outdoor burning Class Time: 3:OO– 5:30 PM the cold days of the winter, must stop. We also ask that you many people use woodstoves, or only use your woodstove, or Courses are required for Business Loans through the freplaces, to heat their homes freplace, if it is your only source Chehalis Tribal Loan Fund Program. and that burning gives off a lot of of heat. Cultural, or spiritual, smoke. Certain weather patterns related fres are allowed, but we All Tribal members are encouraged to join!!! in the winter (and sometimes ask that you delay the event if during the summer too) cause the you can, so as not to add more There have been over a dozen Tribal members who have air around here becomes, stale, or pollution to the air. We need successfully completed the Financial Literacy course. stagnate, and air pollution levels everyone’s help to limit the rise. In early February, we had air pollution until the weather Child care will be available if needed as well as snacks provided. that exact weather pattern, cold pattern changes. clear days and nights, with little If you would like to sign up please contact Diana Pickernell- to no wind. Each night the wood If you ever have questions about Loan Program Coordinator, Facilitator 360-709-1631 or email: smoke and other pollutants from air quality or Burn Bans, please cars, trucks and other heating feel free to call Glen Connelly sources, would build up and at the DNR, 709-1854. Thanks just foat around the Chehalis for your help in reducing air Reporting Tribal Distributions Reservation. pollution. Veterans Invited to Join the If you are a member of a federally recognized tribe and have received income from tribal per capita distributions or from Indian gaming proceeds, here is some important information. Reported on a 1099-MISC income statement, this income Marine Corps Detachment should be included on Line 21 of Form 1040, with a description. The correct description will allow the return to process as quickly as possible! For paper or e-file returns, please enter one of the following descriptions on Line 21: My name is Steve Ostrander. I’m the Commandant of the Olympia Indian Gaming Proceeds detachment of the Marine Corps League. We are a veterans Indian Tribal Distrib organization of former Marines and Navy Corpsman (who served Native American Distrib with Marines). I would like to invite members of the Chehalis Tribe who qualify to join our detachment. You may obtain additional information by calling 800-829-1040 or from the Indian Tribal Governments’ Web site at: We meet the fourth Saturday of the month at the Olympia Veterans of Foreign Wars, 2902 Martin Way E., Olympia, WA 98506. Those interested can call me at 253-307-4087, email me at: steveo471@ or check our web site at: Internal Revenue Service Page 10   
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