Sherman County eNews #255

CONTENT

  1. No political signs on state highway right of way

  2. Oregon Days of Culture – Gilliam County Month of Culture, Oct. 1-8

  3. Art & Indescribable Things from an Eclectic Group of Artists, Oct. 5-8

  4. ODOT Notice: Heads-up for Traffic Delays OR206 & US97

  5. Sherman County Medical Clinic’s Flu Shot Clinic, Oct. 11

  6. Notice of Meeting: North Central Public Health District Executive Committee, Oct. 12


1. No political signs on state highway right of way

arrow.blueswishWith the November elections approaching, ODOT reminds campaigns:

  • Political signs may not be posted on any Oregon state highway right of way; and
  • There are restrictions for signs placed on private property visible from state highways.

No signs except official traffic control devices are allowed in the state highway right of way including on trees, utility poles, and fence posts within the highway right of way. Improperly placed signs, including political signs, may be removed and held by the local ODOT District Maintenance office.

Temporary signs, including political signs, are allowed on private property within view of state highways with the following restrictions:

  • The sign is limited to 12 square feet.
  • No flashing or intermittent lights, animated or moving parts are allowed.
  • Signs must not imitate an official highway sign or device.
  • Signs are not allowed in scenic areas.

Local municipalities may also regulate the placement of political signs.


2. Oregon Days of Culture – Gilliam County Month of Culture, Oct. 1-8

October 5th

–10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Art & Indescribable Things: From an Eclectic Group of Artists, Memorial Hall in Condon; beverages & snacks 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

October 6th

10 a.m. This & every Thursday morning, Preschool Story Time with Silvia

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tasty Thursday at Holly’s General Mercantile, 25 S. Main St.

11 a.m. Cultural Walking Tour of Condon with Mac Stinchfield

October 8th

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Condon Community Farmers’ Market, City Park

2 p.m. Author Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield & her book Babe in the Woods, Library.


3. Problem Gambling Awareness Day in Oregon News Release from Oregon Lottery

In honor of Problem Gambling Awareness Day, Tim Murphy, chief executive officer of Bridgeway Recovery Services and Barry Pack, acting director of the Oregon Lottery issue this joint statement.

Governor Brown has proclaimed Thursday, Sept. 29 as Problem Gambling Awareness Day in Oregon. We urge all Oregonians to pause a moment to reflect on the importance of connecting those suffering with problem gambling issues to the free treatment available to them from health providers throughout the state.

We are united in supporting problem gambling treatment. While it may seem surprising to some that a gambling recovery services executive and a lottery director are collaborating in this effort, we share common ground in our commitment to help those struggling with gambling problems. Treatment for gambling addiction is not only free, supported by Lottery revenues, but also effective. People can check out the Oregon Problem Gambling Resources website at www.opgr.org for information, an opportunity to chat with a counselor, or a referral to treatment.

Last month we toured the Bridgeway Recovery Services Treatment Center together and had the opportunity to meet with patients in treatment; a good beginning for a long and effective collaboration. The Oregon Lottery is committed to supporting and promoting treatment programs and training employees and retailer staff to provide information on problem gambling treatment services. Together our collaboration does good things for Oregon by strengthening our individual efforts to connect problem gamblers with treatment and positive outcomes.

Oregon Lottery proceeds provide funding for free, confidential and effective problem gambling treatment programs statewide. Since 1992, over $92 million in Lottery funds has been directed to fund problem gambling treatment.


 4. ODOT Notice: Heads-up for Traffic Delays OR206 & US97

According to Scott Peters, Oregon Department of Transportation will be conducting some overhead line work that will present traffic delays in both Fulton Canyon on OR206 and just south of Biggs on US97.  The work will start late October or early November.  The work will be done by helicopter, but the highways will need to be protected with equipment and traffic control on the roadway.  The contractor, Wilson Construction, is putting a schedule together, but it will likely be rather flexible since so many factors can influence. It is expected that it will be about 3-4 days on each highway with maximum delays no more than 20 minutes during daylight hours.

A heads-up! Expect delays to avoid being late for work or appointments, or choose an alternate route.  An update will be forthcoming as soon as the start date is confirmed.


5. Sherman County Medical Clinic’s Flu Shot Clinic, Oct. 11

hand.wash2The Sherman County Medical Clinic is having their annual Flu Shot Clinic!

Tuesday, October 11th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm

For more information visit us online at

www.shermancountymedicalclinic.net or call 541-565-3325.


6. Notice of Meeting: North Central Public Health District Executive Committee, Oct. 12

The North Central Public Health District Executive Committee will be meeting Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at North Central Public Health District, located at 419 E. 7th Street, in the Main Meeting Room (Annex A), in The Dalles, Oregon. This meeting is open to the general public.


 

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