US 30 Closure at Chenoweth Creek Bridge
All County Prayer Meeting, Aug. 2
Eclipse Highway Shoulder Parking Illegal and Dangerous
OSHA Reminds Employers & Workers to Prevent Heat Illness
Sherman County Senior & Community Center August Meal Menu
Ask anyway. At the appropriate time and place. Others hearing the answers – or want of response – will learn a lot. Questions change and open minds. ~Q.E. McGillicuddy
1. US 30 Closure at Chenoweth Creek Bridge
The Dalles— Beginning Friday, August 4th, drivers can expect a complete closure of US 30 at the Chenoweth Creek Bridge located approximately ¼ mile west of the Dalles city limits. The bridge will be closed for a three week period while crews from Wildish Standard Paving replace the failing bridge. The bridge is expected to open on August 25th.
This work is being done in conjunction with additional repairs to the Mosier Creek and Dry Canyon Creek bridges on the Historic Columbia River Highway (US 30) between Mosier and The Dalles. The $7.4 million project is awarded to Wildish Standard Paving, under contract with the Oregon Department of Transportation.
During the closure, motorized traffic will be detoured via Exit 76, Rowena. Bicyclists and pedestrians should follow signed detour routes to The Dalles Waterfront Path. Please be aware of these delays and plan accordingly.
2. All County Prayer Meeting, Aug. 2
All County Prayer Meeting is Wednesday August 2 @ the Rufus Baptist Church,
Fellowship starts at 6:30 PM, Praying starts at 7:00 PM and ends at 8:30 PM.
Everyone is welcome to come and join the meeting as we pray for our county.
3. Eclipse Highway Shoulder Parking Illegal and Dangerous
BEND – Motorists who consider parking on Oregon highway shoulders during the eclipse may risk a fine, put others in jeopardy, contribute to congestion and worst case, may possibly see their vehicle towed away.
With thousands of eclipse-seekers hitting the State’s highways to catch a view of the celestial event, ODOT expects that many will want to pull off to the highway shoulder to watch.
That could be a risky move.
- You could start a fire…August is high fire season in Oregon, especially Central and Eastern Oregon. (70% of wildfires are caused by people.)
- On narrow highways, this will contribute to the extreme congestion that’s already expected.
- Others who see you do this may do the same….and on and on.
- You might put your own life at risk and the lives of others.
ODOT wants you to travel safely and enjoy this natural phenomenon. Be aware of your impact on the highway and on the other motorists hoping to do the same thing.
4. OSHA Reminds Employers & Workers to Prevent Heat Illness
With the temperatures in Oregon expected to reach triple digits this week, Oregon OSHA reminds employers and workers in construction, agriculture, and other labor-intensive activities to learn the signs of heat illness and focus on prevention.
“Employers and workers in Oregon need to be especially aware of the dangers of working in high heat,” said Penny Wolf-McCormick, health enforcement manager for Oregon OSHA. “That’s because workers here tend to be used to working in mild weather and are frequently not acclimated to this type of heat.”
“The focus should be on prevention,” added Wolf-McCormick. “Employers need to provide drinking water, offer shaded places for workers to take breaks, and to watch for signs of trouble.”
Those signs of trouble include headaches, cramps, dizziness, fatigue, or nausea.
Here are some tips for preventing a heat-related illness:
* Perform the heaviest, most labor-intensive work during the coolest part of the day.
* Use the buddy system (work in pairs) to monitor the heat.
* Drink plenty of cool water (one small cup every 15 to 20 minutes).
* Wear light, loose-fitting, and breathable clothing (such as cotton).
* Take frequent short breaks in cool, shaded areas — allow your body to cool down.
* Avoid eating large meals before working in hot environments.
* Avoid caffeine and alcoholic beverages (these make the body lose water and increase the risk of heat illnesses).
To help those suffering from heat exhaustion:
* Move them to a cool, shaded area. Do not leave them alone.
* Loosen and remove heavy clothing.
* Provide cool water to drink (a small cup every 15 minutes) if they are not feeling sick to their stomach.
* Try to cool them by fanning them. Cool the skin with a spray mist of cold water or a wet cloth.
* If they do not feel better in a few minutes, call 911 for emergency help.
Certain medications, wearing personal protective equipment while on the job, and a past case of heat stress create a higher risk for heat illness. Heat stroke is a more severe condition than heat exhaustion and can result in death. Immediately call for emergency help if you think the person is suffering from heat stroke.
Employers can calculate the heat index for their worksite with the federal OSHA heat stress app for mobile phones. The tool is available at
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/heat_index/heat_app.html. A number of other tools are available at https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/index.html.
Oregon OSHA has a booklet available in both English and Spanish with tips for working in the heat: http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/4926.pdf (English version), http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/4926s.pdf (Spanish version).
Oregon OSHA also offers a pocket-sized heat stress card — available in both English and Spanish — that includes information about the risks of exposure to high temperature and high humidity: http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/3333.pdf (English version), http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/3333s.pdf (Spanish version).
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!
MEAL PRICING: Under 60 Yrs. $7.00 ~~ 60 Yrs. & Up $4.00 suggested donation!
|BBQ Pulled Pork||Oven Fried Chicken||Baked Fish||Chicken Caesar Wrap|
|Potato Wedges & Veggies||Mashed Potatoes/Gravy||Potato Casserole||Veggies|
|Salad & Fruit||Salad & Dessert||Veggies, Salad & Fruit||Salad & Dessert|
|Taco Bar w/all the fixings||Chicken Stir Fry||Pork Chops w/Shroom Sauce||Egg Salad or BLT Sandwich||Kabobs|
|Veggies||Rice & Veggies||Rotini & Veggies||Chips & Veggies||Potato Wedges & Veggies|
|Salad & Dessert||Salad & Fruit||Salad & Dessert||Salad & Fruit||Salad & Ice Cream|
|Sloppy Joes on a Bun||Chicken & Swiss Quiche||Swedish Meatballs||Hot Turkey Sandwich||Chicken Oriental|
|Tater Tots & Veggies||Dinner Rolls & Veggies||Rotini & Veggies||Mashed Potatoes/Gravy||Rice Pilaf & Veggies|
|Salad & Dessert||Green Salad & Fruit||Salad & Dessert||Veggies, Salad & Fruit||Salad & Dessert|
|21||22 Sherman Co. Fair||23 Sherman Co. Fair||24 Sherman Co. Fair||25 Sherman Co. Fair|
|Cheeseburgers||Chicken Ranch Wrap||Kielbasa or BBQ Riblet/Bun||Baked Ham||Pizza loaded w/meat|
|Oven Fries & Veggies||Veggies||Potato Wedges & Veggies||Au Gratin Potatoes||Veggies|
|Salad & Dessert||Salad & Fruit||Salad & Dessert||Veggies, Salad & Fruit||Salad & Ice Cream|
|Chicken Fried Steak||Beef & Bean Burrito||Meatloaf||Shrimp & Crab Sliders|
|Mashed Potatoes/Gravy||Tortilla Chips||Roasted Red Potatoes||Tater Tots & Veggies|
|Salad & Dessert||Salad & Fruit||Green Salad & Dessert||Salad & Fruit|
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.