Sherman County eNews #229


  1. Weather: September Outlook & August Monthly Climate Summary & Graphs

  2. Sherman County School District News

  3. Four Oregon Arts Commission Grant Programs

  4. Family Caregiver Support Program

  5. Sherman County Senior & Community Center September Meal Menu

  6. A Key to Success

  7. Sanctuary Cities and Counties

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

1. Weather: September Outlook & August Monthly Climate Summary & Graphs

sun.circleYou can find the September outlook and the August monthly climate
summary AND GRAPHS (toggle between color and gray) for Moro at

Dennis Hull- KB0NYC
Warning Coordination Meteorologist

2. Sherman County School District News

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3. Four Oregon Arts Commission Grant Programs

Salem, Oregon. — Four Oregon Arts Commission grant programs have deadlines in September and October: Small Operating Grants; Arts Build Communities; Art Acquisition Funding; and Individual Artist Fellowships. Here is grant information, listed in deadline order:

Small Operating Grants provide operating support for 501(c) (3) arts organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $150,000. The organizations must have arts at the core of its mission and provide public access to ongoing arts programs (at least four annually) for their local community. More information can be found here: Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16.

Arts Build Communities grants provide $3,000 to $7,000 matching support funds to arts and other community-based organizations for projects that address a local community problem, issue or need through an arts-based solution. More information can be found here: Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, for projects taking place in 2017.

The Ford Family Foundation’s Art Acquisition Funding Program, managed by the Arts Commission, helps visual arts institutions with publicly accessible collections acquire seminal works by Oregon visual artists. The effort preserves public access to great works and supports artists and the institutions that sustain their work. More information can be found here: are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14.

Individual Artist Fellowships honor Oregon’s professional artists and their artistic achievements and supports their efforts to advance their career. FY2017 awards are open to artists in the performing arts. More information can be found here: Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17.

4. Family Caregiver Support Program

bench.guysDo you
…take Dad to appointments?
…sort Mom’s mail and bills?
…help your mate dress and move around the house?
…check in daily on a loved one?
Then, YOU are a Family Caregiver.

There is assistance to help YOU cope with the challenges and meet the needs
of family caregiving.

Family Caregiver Support Program

5. Sherman County Senior & Community Center September Meal Menu


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 $7.00 ~ 60 Yrs. & Up $4.00 suggested donation!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
      1 2
Ham & Cheese Quiche Minestrone Soup w/Kielbasa
Veggies Muffin
Green Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Dessert
5 6 7 8 9
Closed for Labor Day Turkey Alfredo/Noodles Oven Fried Chicken Beef/Cheese Enchiladas Tomato Soup
Veggies & Garlic Sticks Potatoes/Gravy/Veggies Tortilla Chips & Veggies Grilled Cheese or Tuna Sandwich
Green Salad & Fruit Rolls & Dessert Green Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Ice Cream
12 13 14 15 16
Chicken Salad Wraps Sweet/Sour Meatballs Chicken Strips w/Dip Sauce Pork Fried Rice w/Veggies Pizza loaded w/meat,
Quinoa Salad & Veggies Rice Pilaf & Veggies Veggies & French Fries Egg Foo Young Cooks Choice & Veggie
Green Salad & Dessert Green Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Dessert Green Salad & Fruit Dessert
19 20 21 22 23
Parmesan Chicken Sloppy Joe on Bun Meatloaf Creamed Turkey on Biscuit Lentil Soup w/Ham
Roasted Red Potatoes Tater Tots & Veggies Potatoes/Gravy/Veggies Veggies Veggies & Rolls
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Green Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Dessert Green Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Pie/Ice Cream
26 27 28 29 30
Baked Fish Mac & Cheese w/Bacon Sausage Gravy over Biscuits Sweet & Sassy Chicken Clam Chowder
Tater Tots & Cole Slaw Veggies & Muffins Veggies Rice Pilaf & Veggies Cheesy Bread
Green Salad & Dessert Green Salad & Fruit 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.

6. A Key to Success

key2Why do some people seem to do things quickly and easily while others struggle or simply give up?  How we do things, perform on the job for example, often depends on how we were trained.  Now, most of us are trainers as well as trainees. You’re a trainer when you show someone how to run a piece of equipment, how to behave, or how to tie a bow.

But what makes training take?  What’s to say that the people we train will be able to do what we teach them?  Well, many studies have shown that four things are needed for effective training: First, the skill needs to be taught. Then, there must be an opportunity to practice, a supportive environment that rewards performance, and finally, self-efficacy.

Now, self-efficacy is a concept that The Pacific Institute has included in its programs for a very long time. It simply means our own judgment about whether we can do specific things, as well as our belief about whether we can influence our environment. While our level of self-efficacy can be general, most often it is task specific. For example, we can be efficacious in math, but not so much in cooking or decorating. And it is different with every individual.

Dr. Albert Bandura, recent National Medal of Science award winner, out of Stanford University, is an internationally recognized expert on self-efficacy and has been a tremendous resource for the Institute. Dr. Bandura tells us that when our self-efficacy is low, we avoid difficult tasks, give up quickly, and are slow to recover confidence after failure or setbacks.  Self-efficacy is built when we practice enough to develop competence or mastery and when we interpret that success as due to our own efforts rather than luck or circumstances. A secondary benefit is increased self-confidence.

So when you train others – your children, for example – it will be helpful to break tasks down into manageable chunks, arrange for practice that leads to success, and give feedback that emphasizes progress rather than shortfall. You and your children – or you and your employees and team members – will be building self-efficacy. ~ The Pacific Institute

7. Sanctuary Cities and Counties

flagmap.USA.Sanctuary Cities Continue to Obstruct Enforcement, Threaten Public Safety

By Jessica Vaughan
August 31, 2016

Sanctuary jurisdictions remain a significant public safety problem throughout the country. About 300 jurisdictions have been identified by ICE as having a policy that is non-cooperative and obstructs immigration enforcement (as of September 2015). The number of cities has remained relatively unchanged since our last update in January 2016, as some new sanctuary jurisdictions have been added and few jurisdictions have reversed their sanctuary policies.

Over the 19-month period from January 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015, more than 17,000 detainers were rejected by these jurisdictions. Of these, about 11,800 detainers, or 68 percent, were issued for individuals with a prior criminal history.

According to ICE statistics, since the Obama administration implemented the new Priority Enforcement Program in July 2015 restricting ICE use of detainers, the number of rejected detainers has declined. However, the number of detainers issued by ICE also has declined in 2016, so it is not clear if the new policies are a factor. It is apparent that most of the sanctuary policies remain in place, raising concerns that the Priority Enforcement Program has failed as a response to the sanctuary problem, and has simply resulted in fewer criminal aliens being deported.

The Department of Justice’s Inspector General recently found that some of the sanctuary jurisdictions appear to be violating federal law, and may face debarment from certain federal funding or other consequences.

The sanctuary jurisdictions are listed below. (See: cities, counties, and states have laws, ordinances, regulations, resolutions, policies, or other practices that obstruct immigration enforcement and shield criminals from ICE — either by refusing to or prohibiting agencies from complying with ICE detainers, imposing unreasonable conditions on detainer acceptance, denying ICE access to interview incarcerated aliens, or otherwise impeding communication or information exchanges between their personnel and federal immigration officers.

A detainer is the primary tool used by ICE to gain custody of criminal aliens for deportation. It is a notice to another law enforcement agency that ICE intends to assume custody of an alien and includes information on the alien’s previous criminal history, immigration violations, and potential threat to public safety or security.

The Center’s last map update reflected listings in an ICE report that was originally published by the Texas Tribune, with a few additions and changes resulting from the Center’s research. 

  • No deportation: Sanctuary cities and counties protect 11,800 criminal aliens
  • Oregon Revised Statutes – 2007 Edition 181.850 Enforcement of federal immigration laws. (1) No law enforcement agency of the State of Oregon or of any political subdivision of the state shall use agency moneys, equipment or personnel for the purpose of detecting or apprehending persons whose only violation of law is that they are persons of foreign citizenship present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws. (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, a law enforcement agency may exchange information with the United States Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services and the United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection in order to: (a) Verify the immigration status of a person if the person is arrested for any criminal offense; or (b) Request criminal investigation information with reference to persons named in records of the United States Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services or the United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection. (3) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, a law enforcement agency may arrest any person who: (a) Is charged by the United States with a criminal violation of federal immigration laws under Title II of the Immigration and Nationality Act or 18 U.S.C. 1015, 1422 to 1429 or 1505; and (b) Is subject to arrest for the crime pursuant to a warrant of arrest issued by a federal magistrate. (4) For purposes of subsection (1) of this section, the Bureau of Labor and Industries is not a law enforcement agency. (5) As used in this section, “warrant of arrest” has the meaning given that term in ORS 131.005. [1987 c.467 §1; 2003 c.571 §1]
  • Sanctuary Cities & Counties

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

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