Sherman County eNews #330

CONTENTS

  1. Annual Italian Sherman Jr/Sr Band Dinner, Nov. 16

  2. Flavoring the Day Ahead

  3. Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting, Nov. 14

  4. “Give Thanks” Sherman County Veggie Rx Celebration, Nov. 16

  5. A Gala of Trees for Sherman County Preschool Starts Nov. 27

  6. Holiday Shopping at The Museum Store, Dec. 2

  7. Arts & Culture Social, Nov. 14

  8. Sherman County Emergency Services September & October Activity Reports


1. Annual Italian Sherman Jr/Sr Band Dinner, Nov. 16

Italian Sherman Jr/Sr Band Dinner

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Thursday Nov 16, 2017 at 6pm doors open at 5:45 pm
Sherman School cafeteria
Dinner, music, raffle and silent auction
A benefit for the Sherman Jr/Sr bands
Questions call Jarek Bartels 541-565-3500


2. Flavoring the Day Ahead

Do you know that the words you use are not only a reflection of your attitudes, but that the words you choose can also create an attitude?  Today, let’s take that thought a little further.

Research has proven that human beings think with words. Those words create pictures in our minds, and because of past experiences and personal histories, emotion (or emotions) get attached to those pictures, automatically. This happens regardless of each individual’s native language, because it is the words that are the initial trigger.

As an example, Seattle basketball legend Lenny Wilkens was asked what had served him well over the years. He replied, “I wake up in the morning and say, ‘Good morning, God,’ rather than, ‘Good God, it’s morning.'”

How many of us fall back on the second comment – or something similar – and then find we have to drag ourselves out of bed, stand in the shower trying to convince ourselves we want to get up, and then find we “fight” traffic all the way to work. All the while, we are pushing back against the “have to” of starting our day. This “have to” attitude has a good chance of flavoring the rest of the day with something sour.

How much better would life be if we started each day with a little appreciation for yet another opportunity to contribute to the betterment of the world – even in the smallest manner? A simple, heartfelt smile to the folks on the bus becomes a nearly effortless “pass along,” a positive contagion for the rest of the day.

Ask yourself, how did I start my day today? If it did, indeed, impact the way you saw the rest of today, then ask yourself, how do I want to start the day tomorrow? The choice is ours to make, regardless of where we are when we start our days. So, what will you choose? ~The Pacific Institute


3Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting, Nov. 14

The Sherman SWCD will be having their monthly district board meeting Tuesday November 14th at 9:30 a.m. with a work session from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Meeting will be held at the district office at 302 Scott Street Moro, Oregon. Public is welcome to attend.


4. “Give Thanks” Sherman County Veggie Rx Celebration, Nov. 16

Come join a “Give Thanks Celebration” to celebrate this first year of Veggie Rx, a prescription voucher program for fresh fruits and vegetables, in Sherman County.  The celebration will be Thursday, November 16, 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the Sherman County Senior Center.  All are welcome.  Shop for seasonal fruits and vegetables brought by the Gorge Grown Food Network mobile market.  Enjoy food demonstrations and cooking tips, pick up some free goodies and samples, sign up for a raffle prize, and celebrate healthy living in Sherman County.

Sherman County residents are enjoying greater local access to fresh fruits and vegetables, thanks to the impact of the Veggie Rx program.  Local health care providers, including Sherman Medical Clinic, Mid-Columbia Center for Living and the North Central Public Health District WIC program “prescribe” free voucher coupons to families who are experiencing food insecurity, such as skipping meals or running out of food before the end of the month.  The vouchers are redeemable for fresh fruits and vegetables at local grocery stores including Huskey’s 97 in Moro, the Wasco Market, and Family Market in Rufus.  The vouchers were a big hit at the summer farmers’ market held in Moro this summer, with “Hans the Produce Man” and Ryan Loop of Prairie Fish Farm in Moro accepting Veggie Rx coupons.

The increased demand for fresh fruits and vegetables at these local grocers, driven by the Veggie Rx vouchers, has enabled store managers to increase their inventory of produce, which has been a great benefit to all shoppers.  Many Sherman County residents enjoyed the summer farmers market in downtown Moro, which ran through the summer months once a week and on the first Saturday of each month.

The Veggie Rx program was funded by the Sherman Local Community Advisory Council, through a grant from the Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization.  In additional to the medical providers, other supporters for Veggie Rx and the “Give Thanks Celebration” include OSU Sherman County Extension, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Inc., Moda and Advantage Dental.


5. A Gala of Trees for Sherman County Preschool Starts Nov. 27

Christmas.TreeIt’s that time of year again!! Sherman County Preschool will once again be hosting the Gala of Trees. The trees will be on display starting Nov 27th. Get your tickets now ($5) for a chance to win a unique, fun, and fully decorated Christmas tree!

Donors this year include: RDO, MCGG, Rod McGuire, Apex/Little Wheats, Sherman Farm Chem and many more!! All proceeds support your local preschool!


6. Holiday Shopping at The Museum Store, Dec. 2

m_returnMoro, OR – The Sherman County Historical Museum Store in Moro, Oregon will be open for your Christmas shopping on Saturday, December 2nd from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Come shop, enjoy refreshments, and tour the Sherman County Historical Museum! Pick up the newly designed camper coffee mugs, cute farm animals that walk and talk, and local authors’ newest books. Stock up on goat milk lotion with the best deal around and the $5 t-shirt sale for everyone on your list! Take a Walk on the Rural Side and we will see you on December 2nd at the Sherman County Historical Museum Store!

For more information contact the Sherman County Historical Museum at 541-565-3232 or email info@shermanmuseum.org.


7. Arts & Culture Social, Nov. 14

If you have an interest in Arts and Culture in the Columbia River Gorge, you are invited to a gathering of like-minded people, Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon. Find out how Oregon Cultural Trust can grow your year-end tax gift. This is a free event, and the public is welcome. Light appetizers will be served and a no-host wine and beer selection will be available. For information call Carolyn Purcell at 541-296-8600 ext. 245, or visit www.gorgediscovery.org

This event is for everyone, from the general public looking for ways to maximize their year-end tax giving, to stakeholders for non-profit Arts & Cultural organizations and federally-recognized Tribes who wish to learn more about Oregon Cultural Trust and how to benefit from their grant program and becoming partner organizations.


8. Sherman County Emergency Services September & October Activity Reports

North Sherman County RFPD

September & October 2017 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
       
9-07 8:20 PM Chest Pain Wasco
9-09 6:06 PM Motor Vehicle Crash I-84  MP# 104
9-11 11:09 AM Ambulance Assist Biggs
9-12 12:34 AM Assault Wasco
9-13 11:29 AM Ambulance Assist Wasco
9-20 7:49 PM Ambulance Assist Wasco
9-24 2:16 PM Grass Fire I-84  MP# 101
10-04 7:23 PM Car vs. Deer Hwy 206 MP# 3
10-08 3:36 PM Vehicle Fire I-84  MP# 108
10-12 3:47 PM Ambulance Assist Rufus
10-13 7:50 AM Ambulance Assist Rufus
10-13 3:04 PM Lift Assist Rufus
10-16 2:56 PM Fire Grain Elevator in Biggs
10-20 2:12 PM Motor Vehicle Crash I-84  MP# 102
10-21 7:53 AM Motor Vehicle Crash I-84  MP# 104
10-29 4:10 AM Lift Assist Wasco

Sherman County Ambulance

October 2017 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
       
10/03 12:32 PM Cardiac Arrest Azure
10/04 3:03 PM Chest Pain LePage Boat Ramp
10/04 7:22 PM Car vs. Deer US 206  MP# 3
10/08 8:20 PM Chest Pain Rufus
10/10 2:20 PM Dislocated Hip Moro
10/12 3:37 PM Unknown Medical Rufus
10/13 8:11 AM Fall Victim Rufus
10/13 10:00 AM Unknown Medical Wasco
10/13 5:29 PM Fall Victim Rufus
10/13 8:15 PM Fall Victim Wasco
10/16 2:46 PM Chest Pain Biggs
10/20 2:12 PM Motor Vehicle Crash – Rollover I-84  MP# 102
10/20 6:45 PM Football Standby Sherman High School
10/21 7:53 PM Motor Vehicle Crash I-84  MP# 104
10/29 4:10 AM Lift Assist Wasco 

~ Shawn Payne, Sherman County Emergency Services


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