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A resource Participants learn the proper techniques to build fishing poles.
for veterans
Class teaches art of rod building
Contributed by Kirk Larson Social
Security Washington Public Affairs The Heritage & Culture SIGN UP rod. If it isn’t done right,
Specialist Program sponsored a fishing a fishing trip might end
pole building class Oct. Interested in attending earlier than you want.
Supporting veterans and active 12-13. The course was held a fishing pole building
duty members of the military in the Fisheries Building class? Contact Lynn From novices to expert
is a key part of Social Security’s where 10 participants Hoheisel at 360-709- fishermen, it is a time-
mission. Our disability program worked to gain the necessary 1748. Classes are filling honored tradition to head
has helped countless wounded knowledge and experience to up fast. Watch for flyers out to the water. As class
warriors and their loved ones. build a fishing rod. This is a and check Facebook. wrapped up, participants
train-the-trainer class, and planned to go test their
For those who return home they will be required to help and time to construct it handmade fishing rods.
with injuries, Social Security is teach 30 others. properly. It makes your heart soar
a resource they can turn to for knowing you will catch fish
disability benefits. Instructors John Doumit It was amazing to watch with a pole built with your
and Doug Martin of JD students work. Making own hands. What a treat to
Social Security’s website for Instructional Services a fishing pole has many spend a day yelling “Fish
wounded warriors has answers to patiently demonstrated all aspects that one might on!” and hopefully landing a
many questions and provides other stages of construction. All overlook. Paying attention beautiful fish for dinner.
useful information about disability supplies were provided and to small details is crucial in
benefits, including how veterans instructions were crucial the final construction of the Sign-up sheets are
can receive expedited processing of to create a beautiful fishing available for classes offered
disability claims. Benefits available pole. It takes a lot of focus by the Heritage & Culture
through Social Security are different Program!
from those available from the
Department of Veterans Affairs;
they require a separate application.

Even active duty military
personnel who continue to receive
pay while in a hospital or on
medical leave should consider
applying for disability benefits if
they’re unable to work because of a
disabling condition.


Go to
woundedwarriors or social

Elders Bazaar a big success CONTACT US

The Elders Bazaar was held on Simmons, Lillian Heck and my If you’d like
Dec. 2 at the Lucky Eagle Casino mom (Hattie Pikutark) rustling to secure a
& Hotel Events Center. Many and bustling around taking care table for next
vendors came to offer their crafts of the kitchen and our visitors,” year, contact
to hopeful buyers. The event said Chehalis Tribal Elder and Elders Bazaar
provides the perfect chance to vendor Elaine MCloud. Coordinator
find a unique gift for someone Trudy Marcellay
special on your list. The room Elders provided a variety of at 360-888-
was packed with vendors who food to select from for those who 5808.
spent time discussing their items wanted to take a break. They also
with buyers. had a raffle going throughout Customers look
the day. Vendors donated many through vendors’
“I absolutely look forward to of the items. Great job to all of items at the annual
each year for the Chehalis Elders those who gave their time to Elders Bazaar on
Bazaar! When I see our elders ensure another successful bazaar. Dec. 2.
bustling around, it reminds me
of growing up with Maggie and The gift-buying extravaganza
Johnny Benn, Nancy Secena, is always on the first Saturday of
Lillian and Leonard Young, Elsie December.

Hope to see you next year!
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