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The fourth annual Higher The Oct. 24 Higher Education CONTACT US Yuzu closes
Education Recognition Recognition Dinner proved a its doors
Dinner was held Oct. 24 at proud moment for students. If you are interested in
Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel. of success. pursuing higher education, Lucky Eagle Casino &
please contact Higher Hotel’s Yuzu Asian Bistro
The Chehalis River Room After you’ve been in Education Coordinator closed on Oct. 29, according to
was filled with family and the workforce, your most Racheal Mendez at 360- Director of Food & Beverage
friends who came to see loved important credentials will be 709-1698 or rmendez@ Andrew Hamilton.
ones honored for achieving your accomplishments and
academic goals. The dinner experience. After hearing from casino
rewards those who have wrapped with love from guests and reviewing financial
successfully taken the Higher Education Chehalis Tribe Chairman results, the difficult decision
challenge to earn a degree or Coordinator Racheal Mendez Harry Pickernell, Sr. and was made to shut down the
their GED. has worked diligently to Director of Education and restaurant. A lack of business
encourage tribal members to Development Mary DuPuis. did not achieve desired results.
Having a college degree is pursue their education.
a great opportunity to gain an Recipients Andrew said the closure
inside edge when pursuing a Twenty-seven tribal is not a reflection on Yuzu
career. Employees with a high members were recognized at Jeanette Boyd, Rene team members who went the
school education may secure the event for receiving their Bracero, Sheilah Bray, Sarra extra mile and put their hearts
jobs with good benefits, but bachelor’s degree, associate Burnett, Jesse Gleason, and best efforts into making
college graduates typically degree or GED. Rigoberto Hernandez, Amber the venture successful. The
fare better. Higgins, Christibeth Klatush, casino deeply appreciates their
Each graduate had his Alicia Medina, Edmund loyalty.
An education allows more or her name called and was Myer, Sasha Penn-Roco,
opportunities for higher-level recognized individually. They Harold Pickernell, Stephanie Team members will
careers with more robust were then presented with a Pickernell, Chris Pickernell, continue their employment in
salaries. It also creates better Pendleton blanket as a gift, Kelsey Potter, Amy Shivers, different food and beverage
opportunities to receive Daryl Shortman, Jody Smith, venues at the casino.
promotions and earn raises Catherine Starr, William
while developing reasoning Thoms, Theresa Youckton Andrew said as Lucky
and communication skills. and Farley Youckton. GED: Eagle determines what to do
Jessica Hill, Sarah Myer, Ryan with the space, the desires of
Recipients of grants are Pitzenberger, Stormie Sanchez guests will be of the utmost
encouraged to maintain high and Ann Marie Youckton. importance. The casino will
GPAs. Experience usually begin by performing market
trumps other factors when research and evaluating the
you are seeking employment. results.

As a recent college Andrew said a replacement
graduate, hiring managers food and beverage option that
might look to GPA as a metric will excel in food offerings and
quality will be pursued.

9 A.M.-5 P.M. SATURDAY, DEC. 2
Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel 9 A.M.-6 P.M. DEC. 3

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO Complete your Christmas shopping with all
RESERVE TABLE SPACE, CONTACT kinds of unique and handcrafted gifts!
OR TMARCELLAY@GREATWOLF.COM Vendors: Table fee is a donation of nonperishable
food for local food banks plus an item from your
table. Doors open at 8 a.m. for vendor setup. See
Marla Medina in Planning for a business license.

Theresa Youckton, 360-388-0110
Brenna Youckton, 360-520-6100
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