Sherman County eNews #33

CONTENT

  1. Sherman County School Basketball Schedule Update, Feb. 3, 4

  2. Letter to the Editor: Do Something

  3. Sherman County Court Approved Minutes & Agenda, Jan. 4 & Feb. 15

  4. NRCS Neighborhood Meeting, Feb. 16

  5. U.S. Rep. Greg Walden: Live Telephone Town Hall, Feb. 6

  6. School Exclusion 2017 – Immunizations


1. Sherman County School Basketball Schedule Update, Feb. 3, 4

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February 3, 2017 – Sherman vs South Wasco County in Maupin, bus departs at 2:45 (was 1:15)

JV Girls – CANCELLED

JV Boys – 4:30 (no change)

Varsity Girls – 6:00 (no change)

Varsity Boys – 7:30 (no change)

February 4, 2017 – Sherman vs Spray/Mitchell in Moro

JV Girls  – starting at 1:30, 2 quarters only (was 1:00 with full game)

JV Boys – 2:30 (no change)

Varsity Girls – 4:00 (no change)

Varsity Boys – 5:30 (no change)


2. Letter to the Editor: Do Something

pencil.spiralSherman friends…feeling anxious, frustrated or outraged about things? Grab that energy and DO SOMETHING with it!

Right here at home, you can help those who are lost, scared or displaced; the homeless or evicted; those who need a ride to a doctor or counselor or other assistance; get basic household supplies to someone in need; help the poor, help the desperate.

Contribute now (and set up your monthly on-line bill paying) with tax-deductible donations to Capstone Ministries, PO Box 370, Wasco OR 97065. This is Len and Danee Rankin’s ministry of helping those who need help, with kindness and no judgment. They get referrals from all over, including the Sherman Sheriff’s department and places in Biggs/Rufus with lots of folks traveling through.

Cindy Brown

Moro


3. Sherman County Court Approved Minutes & Agenda, Jan. 4 & Feb. 15

ShermanCoLogoApproved minutes for the January 4 Sherman County Court session are now available on the county website at co.sherman.or.us. The draft agenda for February 15 is posted on the website, and updates will continue to be posted.

Lauren Hernandez, Administrative Assistant

(541)-565-3416

500 Court Street

P.O. Box 365

Moro, OR 97039


4. NRCS Neighborhood Meeting, Feb. 16

The Conservation Office and its partners will be holding 1 public Neighborhood Meeting  for our landowners on February 16th at the OSU Extension office in Moro at 930 a.m. Please support your local office and we hope to see you there!


5. U.S. Rep. Greg Walden: Live Telephone Town Hall, Feb. 6

American flag2Greg Walden invites Oregonians to live telephone town hall event on Monday

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced today that he will host a live telephone town hall event on Monday, February 6, from his office in the nation’s capital. During the event, Walden will discuss his recent efforts in Congress to grow the economy and solve the issues confronting Oregonians.  He will take questions and hear from participants about the key issues facing our families and nation. Details on the telephone town hall and information on registration are included below.

“I’m excited to invite Oregonians to join a live, telephone town hall discussion I will be holding on Monday,” Walden said. “I have received positive feedback from people who enjoy the substantive discussions, and listening to what others from around our enormous district have to say during these events. Telephone town halls are a great way to communicate with people in the comfort of their own homes, and allows me to connect with Oregonians who are unable to travel long distances to attend the town halls and other meetings I hold throughout our district.”

Monday’s telephone town hall is Walden’s first of 2017. Walden also recently held an in-person town hall event in Lake County, which marked his 130th town hall event since 2012. Those who wish to participate in the telephone town hall can sign up here or visit Walden’s website at www.walden.house.gov. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

What: Live Telephone Town Hall Event

When: 9:45 a.m.

Registration Link: https://walden.house.gov/contact-greg/telephone-townhall-signup-form

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6. School Exclusion 2017 – Immunizations

Oregon law requires that all children attending public and private schools, preschools, Head Start and certified child care facilities, have up-to-date immunization documentation (or have an exemption) to remain in school.

The goal is to make sure children are fully protected against vaccine-preventable diseases and can go to school in a safe and healthy environment. Immunization is a safe way to help protect your family, your school and your community, against disease.

The date for exclusion this year is Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

Each year North Central Public Health District sends a letter to the parents of children that need additional immunizations, indicating what additional immunizations a child needs. These letters were sent this week.

Please be aware that North Central Public Health District typically receives a large number of walk-in clients needing to be immunized the week of school exclusion. Our walk-in clinic hours are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Clients are seen on a first-come-first-served basis.

Parents seeking immunization for their child should contact their primary care provider, their pharmacist (if the child is over 11 years of age), or North Central Public Health District during our walk-in clinic hours.

You can also call 211 for information about where to go for immunizations in your area.

In recent years there have been a few changes, please keep in mind:

 Hepatitis A vaccine requirement: The hepatitis A vaccine, which protects against a communicable viral infection, is a two-dose series now required for children18 months through sixth grade.

 Nonmedical exemption process: Parents wanting a new nonmedical exemption for their child must provide documentation that they have received education about the benefits and risks of immunization on a Vaccine Education Certificate. Parents can get education from a health care practitioner or from watching an online vaccine education module. More information about the new process is available at http://www.healthoregon.org/vaccineexemption

On Wednesday, February 15th, children will not be able to attend school or child care if their records on file show missing immunizations.

No child will be turned away from North Central Public Health District due to a parents’ inability to pay for required vaccines; however, please note that our walk-in clinic hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Additional information on school immunizations can be found at the Immunization Program website at http://www.healthoregon.org/imm.  For more information, please contact North Central Public Health District at (541) 506-2600 or visit us on the web at http://www.ncphd.org or our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/NorthCentralPublicHealth/.


 

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