Small Stillwater Community With Big Ambitions
By Jill Downs firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe and the Fallon Tribal Health Center have goals to improve and maintain the physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness of it’s people. On June 1, construction began with CWX Architects, Simerson Construction and Womer & Associates Construction on the tribe’s new Toi-Ticutta Wellness Center located at 8955 Mission Road. Digging trenches for water and septic lines and cutting of concrete for the new facility has been done to begin its preparations for the new facility. In addition to the wellness center being built, the parking lot is being revamped and landscaping will be done to beautify the area. King Construction workers have ripped up its old parking lot preparing to build an entirely new and larger parking lot in its place. The Headstart playground was removed and will be relocated for the parking expansion. Sometimes to build sustainably you have to bulldoze something first. Diabetes Coordinator Sherry Taylor stated that project completion is projected to be October 1, 2018. The new wellness center will be larger than its current facility with more space.
The Fallon Tribes Health Fair & Grand Opening Event for it’s new wellness center is scheduled for Thursday, October 25 at 10:00 a.m. More information about this upcoming event will be announced at a later time, this will be a public event that you all won’t want to miss. This new facility is an exciting development project that will benefit the members of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe for the health and well-being of our people and its community. Thanks to the facility’s large new parking lot, the event will be hosted right on-site to draw attention as well as celebrate it’s grand opening.
Congratulations to the students who were recognized during the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribal 4th Quarter Student Recognition Night. The event was held at Churchill County Indoor Swimming Pool on Thursday, May 31. Tribal Council Member Natalie Pacheco honored each student with a certificate and praised students for their exemplary academic efforts, perfect attendance, outstanding effort, citizenship and athletics. Roy Redner did a great job in facilitating the event and kept the kids focused on the forum’s key message about the importance of education.
Following the recognition, they served sub sandwiches, fruit, chips and drinks. The education staff made cupcakes for the event also. We would like to thank the Fallon Business Council for their support throughout the school year. A big thank you to Roy Redner, Felicia Siyuja, Anthony Berreman, Chantelle Johnson, Pamela Henson and Rosie Berreman for all their hard work that they put into each recognition event to recognize our youth.
Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe’s Annual Graduation Banquet 2018
A graduating honor ceremony and reception was held June 22, 2018 at the Fallon Tribal Gymnasium. A ceremony acknowledging and honoring all graduates and their families. The Reception and program was from 6pm- 8pm and began with an invocation by Reverend Ernie Hooper. Following Hooper, was Roy Redner who served as master of ceremonies for the evening. Vice Chairman Yvonne Mori welcomed attendees and encouraged the graduates to pursue their dreams no matter where they go in life and congratulated them for all the hard work and efforts. Each student was honored with a gift presented by Vice Chairman Yvonne Mori, Treasurer Jon Pishion, and Secretary Laura Ijames.
The Graduation festivities included Young Chief a drum group that performed welcome and honor songs. Also there was a slide show created for each graduate with pictures provided by each student’s family.
A special Thank you to the Fallon Business Council, Education Department, Felicia Siyuja, Chantelle Johnson, Rosalinda Berreman, Parks and Recreation, Anthony Berreman, Housing, Young Chief, Roy Redner, Colton Tohannie, and all the volunteers and people who made this event possible. Congratulations to all our graduates!
TERO DEPARTMENT NEWS
The TERO Department continually accepts applications. If your application is over one (1) year from the date you last submitted, a new application will need to be completed. Please stop by the TERO Office or pick one up, they are located by the front door of the Administration Building.
If you are interested in attending trainings that are outside of the area or need help finding one, please let me know, I am happy to assist. TERO can help with some training costs for Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribal Members.
Please call for more information at 775-423-6040