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Prevention Walk continued.. He was wrapped thoughts. Ask Madelyn Dethlefs, Don Secena of Maco); Karen Klatush: (Family with our love for help-you (donating and cooking the salmon), of Ross Davis); Diana Pickernell; for sharing his can feel better. Jenee Penn, Vernon McCrory, and Evelyn Penn; Ginger Garity. message with our Alcohol and Barb Churchill, ensured our success. community. drugs won’t take Christina Hicks lent great organizing Others spoke also and agreed that your problems tips and assistance, Dawn Boley survivors face a tough challenge, All were away. Write was unable to attend, but did a lot of but they all choose to share their introduced to the down things preparation. Charlene Abrahamson experience, although it is very counseling staff you’re grateful was on hand to coordinate efforts tough, in order to assist with and encouraged for. List your and introduce speakers, as well prevention and healing. Bev Starr- to reach out friends and as enjoyed the walk. The Suicide Klatush and Akasha presented when needed. A family who care Prevention Walk is going to be an Arnold with a Pendleton blanket as raffe was held Guest speaker Arnold Thomas for you. Write annual event. thanks at the end of his presentation. at the end of the was wrapped in a pentleton down your hopes event. It was an blanket by Akasha Slighte and and dreams for If you are feeling depressed and awesome feeling Bev Starr. the future. Read need someone to talk. There is a suicide hotline available 24 hours 7 for those who what you’ve days a week. attended. Community members left written when you need to remind with a solid promise to themselves yourself that you are IMPORTANT! Suicide Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE to try and do better to help those around them, “In a good way.” Organizing and sponsoring the event took the work of several Things may seem bad at times, departments, including Family but those times don’t last forever. Services and Behavioral Your pain maybe feels like it is Health and many volunteers. Sisters Amanda Vernon and too overwhelming to cope with On the day having Nancy Akasha Slighte shared their and suicide may feel like the only Dufraine, Joylene McCrory, story as they continue their form of relief. But remember that Heather Hoyle, Barb Sanders, Walkers pictured here receiving path to healing from their loss. people do make it through suicidal Sheryl Spahr, Cris Franklin, gifts as they completed the walk. Chehalis Tribe Students of the Month Desirray Klatush-Pope (9-12) Malena Canales (6-8) Jasmine Klatush (K-5) Desirray is Malena is a 6th grader at Rochester Middle Jasmine is a freshman School and scored a 3.19 GPA for the month a 5 grader th at Oakville of September. She enjoys reading and writing, at Grand High which is why her favorite class is Language Mound School. She Arts. Elementary. scored a She excels 3.57 GPA Malena’s key in her for the to success is favorite month of the guidance class, math, September. of her and enjoys In addition mother: that studying to her “rewards and and classes, privileges practicing ftness. Desirray also plays on the Volleyball team come and is an active member of the school club with good Her advice to other students is “to stay off their taking Rachel’s Challenge. grades.” phones and pay attention.” She says her teachers all call her an “over- achiever” because she wants to be successful in everything she does in life. She From the Education Department: As a reward for their commitment to school and personal growth, encourages other students to “Always do each student of the month will receive a $50 gift card from the Education & Development Dept. your best and try your hardest.” Congratulations, ladies, and keep up the good work! Page 2   
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