Sherman County eNews #176


  1. Food Preservation Hotline Open

  2. North Central Public Health New Walk-In Family Planning & Immunization Clinic Hours

  3. Public Notice: Sherman School District Board Meeting, July 18

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

Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away. ~ Marcus Aurelius

1.Food Preservation Hotline Open

food.pearThe toll-free, OSU Extension Service Food Safety and Preservation, Hotline is now open for the food preservation season.  From July 11 through October 14, 2016, Master Food Preservers will be on standby, waiting for calls from Oregonians regarding safe food handling practices and all aspects of food preservation. They will answer calls 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday at 1-800-354-7319.

These trained volunteers will be able to assist callers in locating current, research-based food preservation recipes and instructions so that food preservation projects are safe and successful. They will be able to answer questions relating to equipment and new products on the market that can make canning, jam-making and fermenting easy and safe.

For complete food preservation information refer to:

2. North Central Public Health New Walk-In Family Planning & Immunization Clinic Hours

Due to increased funding this fiscal year, North Central Public Health District (NCPHD) is happy to announce their ability to expand the Walk-In Family Planning and Immunization Clinic hours.

Beginning Wednesday, July 13, 2016, NCPHD’s Walk-In Clinic services are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closing over the lunch hour from noon to 1:00 p.m.)

There is no appointment necessary for Walk-In Clinic services. NCPHD welcomes all ages and genders.  We’re able to bill private insurance and Oregon Health Plan; however, services are available to all community members, regardless of their ability to pay.

NCPHD’s Walk-In Clinic is staffed by Registered Nurses. Available services include:

 Reproductive Health Services

o Confidential birth control counseling

o Same-day-start birth control with instruction

o Pregnancy tests and counseling

o Emergency contraception

o Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) testing and treatment

 Immunizations for children and adults

Reproductive health visits, including well-woman exams, are also available by appointment with Dr. Mimi McDonell.   For more information, please contact North Central Public Health District at (541) 506-2600 or visit us on the web at

3. Public Notice: Sherman School District Board Meeting, July 18

The Sherman County School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 18, 2016. This meeting will be held in the meeting room of the Sherman Jr./Sr. High School/Public Library in Moro, OR.



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

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The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources & Rural America, Amber Waves magazine presents the broad scope of ERS research and analysis on the economics of food, farming, natural resources, and rural America. The July 2016 issue includes articles on fruit and vegetable consumption, butter and margarine use, U.S. apple supply, India’s beef exports, effects of oil prices and ethanol demand on Brazil agriculture, food security and Hispanics, farm sector debt, and export competitiveness of soybeans and corn in the U.S., Argentina, and Brazil.

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