Sherman County eNews #350

CONTENTS

  1. What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library, Dec. 5

  2. Sherman County Prayer Meeting, Dec. 7

  3. Sherman County Emergency Services November Activity Report

  4. The Intersection of Only and Forever – Part 2

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


 Somehow not only for Christmas
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart’s possessing returns to make you glad.
~ John Greenleaf Whittier


1. What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library, Dec. 5

Logo.ShermanPub.School.Library2017Adam Miller Sings Folksongs of the Winter Holidays – Tuesday, December 5 at 6:00 pm. Well-known and not-so-well-known traditional folk songs and carols for New Year’s, Hanukkah, Christmas, and the Winter Solstice.

Crafts in Stacks – Custom Bleach T-Shirts – Saturday December 16 at 2pm.
We will create customized t-shirts using a stencil and spray bleach. Please bring your own dark colored t-shirt or shirts. These make great gifts!
We will have a few stencils for you to choose from or you can call or stop by the library if you have special requests. You can also create your own image, for details on how, please email Abbey at aphelps@sherman.k12.or.us.  To sign up please call 541-565-3279, email us at ShermanLibrary@sherman.k12.or.us or stop by the library.

The Mitten Tree
Bring your donation of gloves, mittens, hats and scarves to decorate the Mitten Tree at the Library. We invite everyone to adorn the bare branches with warmth. We are also requesting warm throws and blankets to place under the tree. The Mitten Tree will be up through the end of December and all donated items will be given to our local food bank and other agencies serving Sherman County.


2. Sherman County Prayer Meeting, Dec. 7

The All County Prayer Meeting is December 7 at the Wasco Methodist Church.church.family1

Fellowship starts at 6:30 PM, Pray time starts at 7:00 PM and ends at 8:30 PM.

Everyone is welcome to come and join the meeting, come join in when you can get there.


3. Sherman County Emergency Services November Activity Report

emergencydial911~Shawn Payne, Sherman County Emergency Services

Sherman County Ambulance

November 2017 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
       
11-01 4:11 PM Hang Up Call – No problem found Wasco
11-04 3:02 AM Overdose Wasco
11-06 6:38 PM Breathing Problem Grass Valley
11-09 7:06 AM Motor Vehicle Crash – Rollover Van Gilder Rd.
11-12 7:14 AM Sick Person Moro
11-12 12:53 PM Sick Person Moro
11-13 9:10 PM Chest Pain Wasco
11-14 6:55 PM Lift Assist Moro
11-15 3:22 AM Fall Injury and Back Pain Moro
11-16 5:11 AM Semi-Truck Rollover US 97  MP# 52
11-16 3:31 PM Seizures Court House in Moro
11-18 2:17 PM Nausea & Vomiting Wasco
11-18 5:40 PM Poisoning Wasco
11-19 10:49 AM Breathing Problem Moro
11-19 12:25 PM Hip Pain Dinty’s in Biggs
11-20 8:32 AM Motor Vehicle Crash I-84  MP# 104
11-22 10:45 PM Shoulder Pain Pilot in Biggs
11-25 6:09 PM Motor Vehicle Crash US 97  MP# 9   **UTL
11-27 9:31 AM Motor Vehicle Crash Rollover US 97  MP# 23
11-27 3:00 PM Back Pain Wasco
11-30 12:49 AM Unresponsive Male Rufus

** UTL = Unable To Locate

North Sherman County RFPD

November 2017 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
       
11-01 4:07 PM 911 Hang Up Call Wasco
11-04 3:20 AM Ambulance Assist Wasco
11-13 9:20 PM Ambulance Assist Wasco
11-18 2:17 PM Ambulance Assist Wasco
11-18 5:50 PM Ambulance Assist Wasco
11-20 8:32 AM Motor Vehicle Crash I-84  MP# 104
11-25 6:09 PM Motor Vehicle Crash US 97  MP# 9

Moro Fire Department

November 2017 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
11/27 9:31 AM Motor Vehicle Crash – Rollover US 97  MP# 23

4. The Intersection of Only and Forever – Part 2

This week we’ve been digging deeper into the subject of “happiness” – what it is, how to define it, and the different ways we go after it. The ancient Greek philosopher, Plato, gave four levels to the definition of happiness, and they are just as applicable today as they were 2400 years ago.

It comes to mind that there may be an additional aspect that we can use to rank these levels of happiness, to help us choose how we want to live our lives. Plato offered these three criteria to help with the decision-making process: 

The longer happiness lasts, the better. Considering the number of happiness-producing events for an individual, family or organization, then those that have the longest-lasting effects can be seen as being a higher level than those that only last a short time. It’s long-term thinking vs. short-term, long-term solutions vs. short-term reactions.

The more pervasive happiness is, the better. In other words, if the happiness spreads beyond self to a group or organization, the larger positive effect it will have. With a larger scope, the happiness-producing event has greater value. The “see the ice cream; eat the ice cream” event is an individual experience and does virtually nothing beyond the individual. However, creating a product or service that enhances the lives of a multitude of people, grows the scope and has greater value.

The deeper the happiness is, the better. Now what do we mean by “deep”? In Plato’s terms, he was talking about the full use of our capabilities. When we use our powers, our capabilities, to create enduring and pervasive good, we make ourselves happy in a deeply satisfying way. At the same time, we are bringing a high level of happiness to the world. 

If we use these criteria to evaluate our decisions and actions, we will discover a greater sense of meaning and purpose in our lives. We will find ourselves living at that level of Contribution without having to struggle. Our mindset – our habits, attitudes and beliefs – shifts in order to support these new values.

Now, it is not necessary to give up Instant Gratification or Competition, in order to move to Contribution, and we don’t need to give up these three to pursue the Ultimate. When we thoughtfully choose the levels we want to experience, expand what we want and decide how to go about getting it, based on our values, we will find that we live more fulfilling lives. ~The Pacific Institute


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

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Why Congress Should Not Legalize DACA: The Myths Surrounding the Program

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Sean Hannity Dominates Cable News Ratings In November

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