Sherman County eNews #157

CONTENT

  1. Sherman County Photography Club Meeting Date Changed, June 30

  2. Celebration of Life for Dean Orville Ruggles, July 9

  3. Oregon Cottage Food Laws: Farm Direct & Home Baking

  4. City of Rufus 2-Day City-Wide Multiple Site Sales Event, June 25-26

  5. Sherman County Summer Swim Bus

  6. Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation Board Elections

  7. North Central Public Health District Construction, No ADA Access for 1-2 Weeks

  8. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do


Sherman County 2015 population estimate = 1,680


1.Sherman County Photography Club Meeting Date Changed, June 30

camera.handheldSherman County Photography club will meet at 5:30 on June 30th at the Sherman Co. Public/School library. We are not meeting on June 27. ~ Susan Brown

 


2. Celebration of Life for Dean Orville Ruggles, July 9

flower.rose.starA Celebration Of Life for Dean Orville Ruggles will be held July 9th at 2pm at the Maupin Community Church, 490 5th Street, Maupin, with a meal served after at the church. Everyone interested is invited to come and share a meal and memories of Dean.


3. Oregon Cottage Food Laws: Farm Direct & Home Baking

food.raspberriesThere is a growing interest among small farmers to produce farm-direct, value-added products for sale in farm-direct venues.  Two new publications are available from OSU Extension that address two of Oregon’s cottage food laws: Farm Direct and Home Baking.

Farm Direct – Producer Processed

Oregon’s Farm Direct Law allows farmers to turn what they grow into low-risk, value-added foods like jams and pickles, to sell direct to consumers, without being a licensed food processor. That sentence – like the law itself – has a lot of detail packed into it. This short guide unpacks those details for farmers and farmers’ market managers. (It’s handy for other people, too.)

http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/small-farms-tech-report/farmdirect_producerprocessed.pdf

Home Baking Bill FAQ

This year, the Oregon Legislature created the Home Bakery Exemption, which allows people to produce certain baked goods and confectionary items in their home kitchens and sell them directly to consumers without having to be licensed as a food establishment. This short guide explains the basics and answers common questions about the Exemption.

http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/publications/home_baking_bill_final.pdf

Both guides were prepared by Small Farms and Family and Community Health faculty, in consultation with Oregon Department of Agriculture Food Safety. The Home Baking Bill FAQ was co-written by Oregon Food Bank; which led the campaign to create the new Exemption.

~ Cindy Brown, 4-H and Healthy Living, OSU Sherman County Extension

66365 Lonerock Rd, Moro OR 97039 541-565-3230 office 541-993-5291 cell


4. City of Rufus 2-Day City-Wide Multiple Site Sales Event, June 25-26

sign.forsaleA multiple location garage sales event throughout the city including the City Hall Complex indoor and outdoors.

Thousands of Items for Sale including:

Cars, Trucks, Boats

Antiques & Collectibles

City-Owned Surplus*

Household Goods, Furniture

Motel Surplus

Electronics

Crafts

Lawn Equipment

Recreation Equipment

Commercial Restaurant Equipment

and the list goes ON . . .

Lots of wonderful items to discover. Don’t be late! The sale starts both days at 9 a.m. sharp and goes until 3 p.m. Maps of all registered locations will be available at all businesses in Rufus starting Friday, June 24th.

Call City Hall for more information 541-739-2321.

*The City of Rufus offer for sale multiple surplus items as priced and through a sealed bid process.


5. Sherman County Summer Swim Bus

swim.goingREMINDER:  Sherman County Prevention Program is still taking names for the 2016 Summer Swim Bus.  The group will be going to the Goldendale Pool for swimming lessons and free swim.  This is a free program for every child in Kindergarten and older that lives in Sherman County.  The swim bus will run Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning July 12th and the last day will be August 18th.  Please call Shandie Johnson with the Prevention Program at 541-565-5036 Monday through Friday 8:00 – 12:00 for more information.


6. Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation Board Elections

Sherman County SWCD has openings for two board members coming up in the November elections. We have an at-large opening and a zone 3 (south end of the county) opening. If interested please contact the office. Election applications will made available in or around July. This is a great way to get your input into projects that are happening around the county. We meet once a month for board meetings. At-large director must reside in the boundaries of the conservation district and be a registered voter. The zone director must- Option 1: own or manage 10 or more acres of land in the district, be involved in the active management of the property, reside within the boundaries of the district and be a registered voter. Or Option 2: reside within the zone that is represented, has served at least one year as director or associate director of a district, has a conservation plan approved by the district board and be a registered voter. Contact Tawnya Williams 541-565-3216 ext 101 or email tawnya.williams@oacd.org


7. North Central Public Health District Construction, No ADA Access for 1-2 Weeks

Due to construction on the east-side of the North Central Public Health District (NCPHD) facility, NCPHD will not have ADA access for the next 1 to 2 weeks.

Clients needing services are encouraged to call ahead, so that we may make arrangements for services at an alternate location. Please call 541-506-2600.

The purpose of this construction is to improve our ADA access, and we appreciate your patience during the construction.


8. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

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Sherman County 2015 population estimate = 1,680

Oregon Census Data  https://www.pdx.edu/prc/oregon-census-state-data-center

Sherman County  http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml

 2000 & 2010 Sherman County Census  https://www.pdx.edu/prc/sites/www.pdx.edu.prc/files/2010%20SF1%20Counties.pdf

Sherman County Links & Resources  http://co.sherman.or.us/resources_links.asp

Information about Wind Power Revenue in Sherman County, Oregon  http://www.cgbrez.org/documents/WindPowerEconBenefits.pdf

Columbia Gorge Bi-State Renewable Energy Zone  http://www.cgbrez.org/

Oregon Population Growth Increases   https://www.qualityinfo.org/-/population-growth-rate-increases-in-oregon-for-third-straight-year

Central Oregon Corridor/East Cascades – Jobs https://www.qualityinfo.org/east-cascades

Brilliant Maps   http://brilliantmaps.com/

News: All Sides   http://www.allsides.com/

Iraq Situation Report   http://iswresearch.blogspot.com/2016/06/iraq-situation-report-june-14-20-2016.html?utm_source=Iraq+Situation+Report%3A+June+14+-+20%2C+2016&utm_campaign=Russian+Airstrikes+in+Syria%3A+May+27+-+June+17%2C+2016&utm_medium=email

Russian Air Strikes in Syria  http://iswresearch.blogspot.com/2016/06/russian-airstrikes-in-syria-june-3-17.html?utm_source=Russian+Airstrikes+in+Syria%3A+May+27+-+June+17%2C+2016&utm_campaign=Russian+Airstrikes+in+Syria%3A+May+27+-+June+17%2C+2016&utm_medium=email

The Syrian Catastrophe  http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-syrian-catastrophe-1466203554

What does it mean to be a refugee?  http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-refugee-benedetta-berti-and-evelien-borgman?utm_source=TED-Ed+Subscribers&utm_campaign=6ea9bace11-2013_09_219_19_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1aaccced48-6ea9bace11-48668497

The Defamation Case Against Greenpeace  http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/2016/03/articles/legal/the-defamation-case-against-greenpeace/

Top 10 Countries With The Largest Immigrant Populations  http://moverdb.com/largest-immigrant-populations/


 

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