Char-Koosta News (Pablo, Mont.) 1985-current, September 01, 1987, Image 1

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C h a r - Sposta O w i v s fA nexus publication o f the f Salish and Kootenai Tribes \ of the dlathead Indian %eseruation Chief Koostatah of the Kootenai SEPTEMBER 1,1987 Chief Charlo of the Salish VOLUME 16, NUMBER 16 THE MONTH OF CHOKECHERRIES National, regional program directors visit Kicking Horse Job Corps The students and staff of the Kicking Horse Job Corps Center received two special visitors late last month: Peter E. Rell, national director of the Job Corps Program from Washington, D.C., and John I. Douglas, director of the now- consolidated Region 7-and-8 who's based in Kansas. The two were in Montana on a quick tour of the state’s three centers ~ Kick­ ing Horse, which is operated by the a* i n C/5 C/5 5 Tribes, and the Trapper Creek and Anaconda centers, run by the U.S. For­ est Service — which have earned reputa­ tions as strong, successful schools. Montana’s weather was on its best behavior during the Aug. 20 visit, which included a tour of the campus, a bit of consultation with a handful of students, refreshments and the presentation of gifts from a variety of entities. \This Job Corps works because of the cooperation between the staff, teachers, students, the community and the Tribal Council,\ Rell said, after the tour and a one-song dance by four out­ fitted students. \I’m pleased to see the GOODIES FOR SALE Help support the Reservation dia­ betes self-help group by patronizing its rummage and bake sale today, tomorrow and Thursday (Sept. 1, 2 and 3) at Tribal Health in Ronan from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (If it rains, they'll move everything across the highway to the Head Start building.) The money earned will go to buy exercise equipment and support an office. Questions? Call Barb Durglo at 676-2770. results of all that paperwork in D.C.,\ he continued, referring to his administra­ tive work back East. He added that he was impressed with his first visit to Montana. \The first thing I noticed was that I couldn't see the air here like I can in Washington,\ he said, expressing praise for Kicking Horse’s location at the foot of the Mis­ sion Mountains. \The center looks good. I can see everyone worked hard. Usually, when I comment on the neatness of a center, the director tells me, 'It always looks this good.' But not Virgil here,\ he said, pointing to Kicking Horse director Vir­ gil Clairmont. \When I mentioned how clean and orderly the campus looked today, Virgil said, 'Oh, it usually looks better...'\ Rell's comments followed presenta­ tions of gifts from a number of commu­ nity leaders: Tribal Council vice-chair­ man Ron Therriault; Poison mayor, Pat DeVries; Ronan mayor, George Atkin­ son; Jay Preston, Ronan Chamber of (Continues on page two) LABOR DAY CLOSURES All Tribal, BIA and IHS offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance o f Labor Day.

Char-Koosta News (Pablo, Mont.), 01 Sept. 1987, located at <http://montananewspapers.org/lccn/sn87001367/1987-09-01/ed-1/seq-1/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.