Sherman County Preschool Enrollment ASAP
Oregon’s Unfunded PERS Liability Climbs to $21.8 Billion
Congressman Walden: House Bill Provisions for Rural Communities
Sherman County Fair Clothing & Needlecraft – Division K
Sherman County Senior & Community Center August Meal Menu
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.Sherman County Preschool Enrollment ASAP
Attention Sherman County preschool families: The school year is sneaking up on us! If you are interested in your child attending preschool he/she must be 3-5 years old on September 1, 2016. We are filling up fast and want to make sure no one is left out, so please enroll ASAP! Before school starts we also need to know if you are interested in using transportation services and/or will be purchasing meals from the school district. To enroll or for more info please contact a Sherman County Preschool employee or phone message (541)565-3320, email@example.com or call Carrie Somnis’ cell (541) 215-0974.
2. Oregon’s Unfunded PERS Liability Climbs to $21.8 Billion
Fair, Constitutional PERS Reform Options Available
Salem, Ore. – Today, the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) Board will receive a report from their financial actuary firm Milliman showing PERS’ unfunded liability has risen to $21.8 billion. PERS is now only 71% funded, dropping 15% in just two years. As a result, schools, local governments, and state agencies will be forced to pay almost $1 billion more for PERS in the 2017-19 biennium, the PERS board will learn at their 1 p.m. meeting.
“This PERS crisis will cost schools $365 million, the equivalent of hiring more than 2,000 new teachers,” said Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day).
“Unsustainable and escalating PERS costs will not lead to reducing class sizes, adding school days, or making our communities safer. We need fair and constitutional PERS solutions that reduce costs, ensure the long-term stability of the system to protect retirees, and allow for investments in education.”
PERS rates are expected to increase by an average of almost 5% for school districts in 2017 with continued increases expected in future years. Excessive payouts, like an OHSU professor’s $663,354 per year retirement benefit, the Oregon Supreme Court’s 2015 decision to overturn $5.1 billion in PERS reforms, and overly optimistic investment assumptions contribute to rising PERS costs. To fill the leadership gap on this issue, Senate Republicans are working with the legislature’s attorneys to identify a list of constitutional options that could save billions, such as a $100,000 cap on the salary considered for pension benefits.
Senate Republicans have repeatedly asked Governor Brown and Democrat leaders to work together to find a fair, constitutional solution to Oregon’s growing PERS debt…. However, public employee unions and the Democrat leaders they bankroll continue to ignore the PERS crisis. Instead, government unions are seeking to bail out PERS by passing a $6 billion tax on Oregon sales of groceries, gas, electricity, medicines, and other consumer goods costing average Oregonians over $600 per year.
“If Governor Brown, President Courtney, and Speaker Kotek refuse to act before the school year starts, a coalition of education and public safety advocates, schools and local governments, and moderates of both parties will step up and take the lead in solving this PERS crisis,” said Ferrioli.
3. Congressman Walden: House Bill Provisions for Rural Communities
[Congressman Greg Walden recently wrote] “… that the House recently passed a funding bill for the Department of the Interior that contains a number of good provisions for our rural communities in Oregon. This important legislation–which I was proud to support–goes a long way in continuing efforts to rein in the regulatory overreach that has stifled economic growth in the West.
“By removing regulatory burdens and red tape, we can get back to growing good jobs in Oregon’s rural communities. Unfortunately, it seems to me that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is determined to smother economic growth in the rural West with a constant stream of overreaching rules and regulations. This bill pushes back on several specific overreaching rules and regulations, such as stopping the EPA from potentially regulating everything from stock ponds to irrigation ditches under their Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. This expansion has been rejected repeatedly by Congress, and this bill uses the power of the purse to fight back against this overreach by the EPA.
“I also continued my work to prevent the sage grouse from being listed as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Ranchers need more certainty than a promise from a federal agency that the sage grouse won’t be listed. This bill prohibits a listing for 2017, and builds off efforts to enact a 10-year ban as part of a military funding bill that is currently being deliberated by a conference of members from the House and Senate.
“Ranchers face similar uncertainty as wolf populations grow in Oregon and their management remains mixed between the state and federal government. That’s why I worked with my colleagues to include language in this bill that removes gray wolves from the endangered species list, and allows Oregonians to manage wolves at the state level. The outdated language of the Endangered Species Act imposes a heavy burden on rural communities throughout Oregon, and I will continue to support ranchers in eastern Oregon and across the West, where grazing, mining, and outdoor recreation play an integral role in local economies.
“I’m also concerned with the effects of a looming national monument proposal for the Owyhee Canyonlands in eastern Oregon. Local opposition to this proposal has been clear, so I worked hard to include language in this bill that would prohibit the President from unilaterally locking up 2.5 million acres of land in Malheur County. Our farmers, ranchers, and rural communities are most affected by these public lands decisions, and we need to return the focus on home grown efforts rather than those driven by outside groups with no stake in the local economy. I was glad to see this provision included in the bill, and I’ll continue to do everything I can to stop this monument proposal.
“I remain frustrated with bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. and their restrictive policies towards economic activity and proper stewardship of public lands, but please know that I will continue working on strong, commonsense solutions–like the ones in this bill–that improve the lives of Oregonians.
“Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns you have on this legislation. It is an honor to represent you in the U.S. Congress.
“Oregon’s Second District”
4. Sherman County Fair Clothing & Needlecraft – Division K
CLOTHING & NEEDLECRAFT – DIVISON__K_
Read carefully the general rules in the front of the Premium Book and on our web page
- No Entry fees for this division
- Entries will be accepted until 6:00 pm on Wednesday August 24, 2016
- Entries for the Clothing & Needlecraft Division are made in the Open Class building, located under the main grandstands.
- Entry form follows this section and can also be found on our website on the forms tab.
- Junior Class just add the letter “J” behind the class number. You are junior if you are in the grades of 9-12.
- Entries must be made by 6:00 pm on Wednesday of Fair week and delivered at entry.
- NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED.
- Articles must be CLEAN and completely finished
- NOTE: All needlework wall hangings must be framed/finished and ready to hang.
Clothing articles shall be judged on the following:
General Appearance, 10%
Release of Exhibits:
Exhibits will be released on Sunday August 28, at 4:00 p.m. this time is subject to change and will be posted in the Open Class Pavilion and announced during the fair week.
Premiums for Open Class clothing & needle work
1st Place $4.00
2nd Place $2.00
3rd Placer $1.00
PLEASE ADD “AG” FOR ADULT GARMENT OR “CG” FOR CHILDS GARMENT
BEHIND THE CLASS NUMBER
401 Dress, plain
402 Dress, fancy
404 Biking Shorts
405 Sleep Ware
409 Western Shirt/Blouse
416 Apron, fancy
417 Apron, everyday
421 Needle punch
422 Cross Stitch
424 Applique (must be sewn on)
425 Cut work
(EXAMPLE FOR SEWING ENTRIES)
|Division||Class #||AG/CG||Description of item|
|K||412||CG||Sewed, Jumper, child’s garment|
|K||424||AG||Sewed, sweatshirt, Adult garment|
###*** (please add correct letter behind class #) ##***
Crocheted > “C”
Knitted > “K”
Appliqued > “A”
Embroidered > ”E”
Counted Cross Stich > “CC”
Pieced > ”P”
Hand Quilted > ”HQ”
BABY ITEMS ###***
429 Baby Sweater
430 Baby Afghan
431 Nursery Quilt
433 Booties & Cap Set
436 Nursery Wall Hanging
437 Cap, no set
438 Mittens, no set
439 Botties, no set
Table furnishings ###***
442 Table Runner
443 Place mats, set of 2 at least
444 Coasters, set of 4 at least
household furnishings ###***
446 Tea Towels, set of 2 or more
447 Dish Towels, set of 2 or more
448 Pot Holders, set of 2 or more
449 Misc. novelty
450 Rugs, braided
451 Rugs, other
bedroom furnishings ###***
454 Quilt, hand quilted
455 Quilt, machine quilted by exhibitor
456 Quilt, quilted by another
457 Quilt, tied
459 Comforter, tied
460 Lap Quilt,
461 Pillowcases, embroidered, set of 2
462 Pillowcases, with tatted edge, set of 2
463 Pillowcases, with crocheted edge, set of 2
465 Centerpieces, over 10″ in size ###***
466 pillows ###***
513 Ladies, sweater
514 Child’s sweater
515 Man’s sweater
516 Ladies, vest
517 Child’s, vest
518 Man’s vest
520 Child’s garment
521 Ladies, garment
522 Men’s garment
528 Knitted, machine
529 Counted Cross Stitch
(EXAMPLE FOR ENTRIES)
|Division||Class #||TYPE||Description of item|
|K||438||K||BABY, MITTENS, NOT A SET, KNITTED|
|K||442||C||TABLE RUNNER, CROCHETED|
|K||460||P||LAP QUILT, PIECED|
WALL HANGINGS (MUST BE ABLE TO BE HUNG)
Please add the letter “L” for large and “S” for small
Larger is over 40″ Small is under 40″
530 Pieced quilted
534 Counted Cross stitch
536 Sampler, original
537 Appliqued & quilted
538 Sampler, kit
468 Special Occasion
539 Fair Theme Article
Sewing Machine Arts
Professional (Professional defined as any person who receives pay for teaching classes for a specific technique or who sells their work)
FREE MOTION Limited to work done FREE MOTION on a sewing machine designed for normal sewing. (Additional categories may be assigned by superintendent as needed).
540 Straight Stitch
541 Side Stitch
542 Combination of Straight and Side Stitch
544 Bobbin Work
545 Lace Making
546 Portrait Technique
548 Multi–‐media (hand–‐painted background with thread enhancement, tamping, dying, etc)
549 Manipulated Fabric Design (i.e. wrinkling, pleating, tucking, smocking, etc.)
550 Free Motion Embroidery (Luny used in Crewel Designs, 3–‐D objects, self–‐made fabrics.)
551 Silk ribbon by machine
552 Recycled object used in machine embroidery
553 Free Motion Quilting
555 Other Technique (stitching through metal, roving, tea bags, other unusual objects, etc.)
556 NON FREE MOTION Limited to work done NON FREE MOTION with either a sewing machine designed for normal sewing, or on special embellishment machines. (Programmed stitches, carns, computer cassettes.)
557 Decorative stitches used in a unique and artful way.
558 Swedish Weaving
559 Original and stuffed
560 Sculptured Kit
561 Painted kit
562 Beaded kit
5. Sherman County Senior & Community Center August Meal Menu
Sherman County Senior & Community Center
We serve lunch at 12:00, noon sharp. First come, first served.
If you have a group of 2 or more, please let the Kitchen staff know at 541-565-3191 the day before to ensure that we make enough food to serve!
MEAL PRICING: Under 60 Yrs. Is $6.00 ~ 60 Yrs. & Up $3.00 suggested donation!
|Bacon/Veggie Quiche||Parmesan Chicken||Tamale Beef Pie||Swiss Steak with Rice||Pizza: Ham/Pineapple-|
|Veggies & Green Salad||Roasted Potatoes & Veggies||Veggies||Veggies and Biscuits||Pepperoni & Cooks Choice|
|Fruit Salad & Dessert||Green Salad & Fruit||Green Salad & Dessert||Green Salad & Fruit||Veggies & Dessert|
|Chicken & Dumplings||Seafood Salad||Ham Slices||Smothered Pork Chops||Potato Soup w/Bacon|
|Veggies & Green Salad||Veggies & Rolls||Loaded Mashed Potatoes||Sweet Potatoes & Veggies||Grilled Cheese Sandwich|
|Dessert||Fruit||Veggies/Green Salad/Dessert||Green Salad & Fruit||Green Salad- Pie/Ice Cream|
|Penne Pasta w/meatballs||Chicken Wraps||Mac & Cheese w/Ham||Oven Fried Chicken||Cheeseburger Pie|
|Veggies & Green Salad||Macaroni Salad||Veggies & Green Salad||Potatoes w/gravy||Veggies & Green Salad|
|Dessert||Green Salad & Fruit||Dessert||Veggies & Fruit||Dessert|
|Crab Stuffed Pollock||Chicken Kabobs w/veggies||French Dip Sandwich||Hawaiian Burgers on Bun||Round up Cowboy Corn Doggie or Boneless Piggy|
|Scalloped Potatoes & Veggies||Green Salad||Tater Tots & Veggies||Baked Beans||BBQ Rib Sandwich & Corn Chips|
|Green Salad & Dessert||Fruit||Green Salad & Dessert||Green Salad & Fruit||Jello & Green Salad & Ice cream|
|Baked Potato Bar||Salisbury Steak||Taco Soup w/Veggies|
|Creamed Broccoli/Cheese||Potatoes & Veggies||Black Beans & Corn Bread|
|Green Salad & Dessert||Green Salad & Fruit||Green Salad & Dessert|
Menu subject to change due to availability — ATTENTION: For those who have food allergies, be aware that a large variety of foods are prepared in the kitchen. Therefore, meals may be prepared with ingredients and food service equipment may come in contact with ingredients to which you may have an allergic reaction, such as nuts.