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Chehalis Tribal Early Learning Programs The Healthy Families Project Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner Provides the following services:  Parenting skill development through positive native parenting practices and resources  Support and assistance in accessing prenatal care for pregnant women  Provide developmental guidance and parent-child interaction support.  Provision of home visits for prenatal through 5 years.  Developmental and observational screening of the child, caregiver, and family including home safety, developmental concerns, pre/ post-natal depression in mothers, domestic violence and family social support Families spent the evening at the Community Center Gathering Room to celebrate a delicious Thanksgiving dinner sponsored  Referral and linkages to other health, developmental, mental by the Head Start/Early Learning Program. health, community and educational supports for the child, caregiver By Mary Sanders, Chehalis Tribal Early Learning Programs and family as appropriate. Parent Education & Involvement Specialist Tuesday, November 6 was our Program families! It was nice to be For more information please contact: th annual Community Thanksgiving together and remember what matters Christibeth Burnett Dinner held in the Gathering Room. most, our families! We would like Healthy Families Project Home Visitor to thank Bones for blessing our food Chehalis Tribal Education Dept. The entire traditional turkey dinner with his opening prayer. Cell: (360) 463-1526 was donated by the Lucky Eagle Offce: (360) 709-1627 Casino, thank you! We had such a Thank you all for coming and we Fax: (360) 273-5207 wonderful turnout of Community hope it was a nice meal and memory Email: members and Early Learning for you and your family! Dedicated Director Retires From Tribal Gaming To the Chehalis Tribe: As you know, October 5, 2012 was my last day as Director of TGA (Tribal Gaming Agency). When I started as an Agent a little over 16 years ago the Department was much smaller and only four Tribal members. After becoming Director a little over 6 years ago, that has changed, there are now 15 Chehalis Tribal Members in TGA and one is working as Deputy Director. You should be very proud of your members who are working as Regulators for the Tribe as well as the few who are not Tribal Members. They all do a terrifc job! The positive relationship between Operations and the TGA is unique in the industry, but the results of that relationship show on the bottom line with the State and Federal Agencies. I have enjoyed every day that I had the opportunity to work for the Chehalis Tribe and all its members. Each of you are very special and I thank you for the opportunity you gave me to work for you and I will miss you. As you know being a Regulator, you are not always popular, if you are doing your job. My goal was always to Earl McWhorter, Director be fair and treat everyone with respect. of the Chehalis Tribal Again thank you for the opportunity and I wish each of you the very best life has to offer. Gaming Agency retires after 16 years with the C. Earl McWhorter Chehalis Tribe.    Page 7
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