Sherman County eNews #370

CONTENTS

  1. Workshops: Starting a Successful Business, Bottom Line, Jan. 9 & 19

  2. Oregon’s New Distracted-driving Restrictions

  3. Public Notice. North Central Public Health District Executive Committee, Jan. 9

  4. Bait Your Hook with Kindness and Consideration

  5. Sherman County Court Notes, Dec. 20

  6. Sherman County Senior & Community Center January Meal Menu

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


A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye,
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I’ve played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.
~Edgar Guest


1. Workshops: Starting a Successful Business, Bottom Line, Jan. 9 & 19

The Columbia Gorge Community College Small Business Development Center will be offering two workshops in January.  A “Starting a Successful Business” workshop will be held at the CGCC Hood River Indian River Campus on Tuesday, January 9 from 9:00AM to noon.  The workshop will focus on the necessary steps to start a business in Oregon, the criteria for choosing a business structure and the four cornerstones to help succeed in business.  The workshop is free.

An “Increasing Your Bottom Line” workshop will be held at the CGCC The Dalles Campus on Friday, January 19 from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM.  The workshop will focus on the basic components for profit growth and how a business can develop a framework to set goals and measure results.  The workshop will also provide an opportunity to discuss business strategies and share best practice experience with business peers. The cost of the workshop is $20.  Register online at http://bit.ly/CGCCBizClasses.  Call 541 506-6121 for more information.


2. Oregon’s New Distracted-driving Restrictions

Oregon.Flat.poleOregon’s new distracted-driving law closed loopholes in a pre-existing ban on holding a cell phone while driving and enhanced penalties for violations. House Bill 2597 expanded the ban to include holding any mobile electronic device while driving, even while waiting at a stoplight. Drivers face a fine of up to $1,000 for their first offense.

Less than a month after the law took effect Oct. 1, Rep. Julie Parrish, R-West Linn – who voted for the law – was pulled over and fined $265 for using her cellphone while driving.  She was using the phone to get directions to the KATU studio in Portland, where she was scheduled to give an interview, she said.

“Old habits die hard for those of us who were introduced to cell phones before there were specific laws related to distracted driving and phone use,” Parrish said. “It might be difficult for people to break a years-long habit of driving and using a cell phone, but it’s a habit I never want my kids to start.”

Nearly 3,500 people were killed and about 391,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in the United States In 2015, according to the most recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


3. Public Notice. North Central Public Health District Exec. Committee, Jan. 9

The North Central Public Health District Executive Committee will be holding a meeting Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 3:00PM. Meeting will be held at North Central Public Health District located at 419 E. 7th Street, in the Main Meeting Room, in The Dalles, Oregon.  This meeting is open to the general public. 


4. Bait Your Hook with Kindness and Consideration

A good fisherman goes out of his way to bait his hook with what the fish prefer — which might not be a bad tip for those who wish to succeed in human relationships. Just as in a conversation it’s a good idea to listen more than you talk, it is also wise in relationships to think about the well-being of others more than you think about your own wishes and desires. When you constantly strive to treat others in the same way you would like them to treat you, you become a person whom others like to be around, one who commands their respect, confidence, and loyalty. When you learn to manage emotions and your ego, and when you learn to always consider the needs and desires of others, it is inevitable that you will “bait your hook” with kindness and consideration, and catch more friends than you can count.  ~Napoleon Hill 


5. Sherman County Court Notes, Dec. 20

ShermanCoLogo~By Administrative Assistant Kayla von Borstel

(This is a brief summary of topics addressed and is not official minutes. For official minutes and details, please see the official approved minutes posted on the Sherman County website at www.co.sherman.or.us after the January 3 Court session.)

The Sherman County Court met in regular session on December 20, 2017, and in conducting the business of the county,

  • met with Ron McDermid, Justice of the Peace, to discuss building updates. Construction is on schedule; phase one is winding down and phase two of renovation will begin soon. Ron stated there is one-third of the contingency fund left which is as expected. Discussion held on what to do with items no longer in use by Departments. These items will be deemed as surplus;
  • met with Mark Coles, Road Master, to discuss purchasing equipment. Approved purchase of a used Caterpillar Paving and Compaction machine for $76,850;
  • entered into Executive Session in accordance with ORS 192.660 (2) (f) Exempt Documents to discuss housing documents;
  • approved the Victims of Crime Act Support Services & Training Grant Application 2018 and authorized Judge Thompson to sign the Support Services and Training Statement of Compliance;
  • approved the 2017-2019 Victims of Crime Act and Criminal Fine Account Non-Competitive Grant Award and authorize Judge Thompson to sign;
  • approved the Kindergarten Partnership and Innovation Grant Agreement between Sherman County and Early Learning Division and authorize Judge Thompson to sign;
  • authorized budget transfers/payments as recommended by the Finance Director, including $291,823 from the County General Fund, $1,5000,000 from the SIP Community Service Fees Fund, and $7,976,910 from the SIP Additional Fees Fund and authorized Judge Thompson to sign;
  • appointed Amanda Whitman and Bert Perisho to the Sherman County Fair Board for a term of three years to expire December 31, 2020;
  • appointed Rory Wilson to the Weed Control District for a term of three years to expire December 31, 2020;
  • appointed Ryan Thompson to the Planning Commission for a term of four years to expire December 31, 2021;
  • approved the amount of $3,378.60, to be taken from Main Street Improvement Program, to the City of Moro as payment for expenses accrued by Jody Bonney for the Main Street Improvement Project;
  • added action item, Frontier Telnet Lease Agreement, approved the Intergovernmental Lease of office space between Frontier Telnet and Sherman County to lease office space in the Oregon State University/Burnet Building subject to review of the lease by the County Commissioners and Financial Officer;
  • discussed website security, approved the additional expenditure of $750 to Proud City to install Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHA) to the new website for additional security. Additionally, Lauren Hernandez is approved to work on an hourly basis to assist Proud City in the installment of CAPTCHA. If Lauren is unable to assist Proud City, the Court approves Proud City to complete CAPTCHA installment in its entirety for the sum of $1,500;
  • discussed the need for Administrative Assistant Electronic Equipment; approved Administrative Assistant Electronic Equipment Request for speakers, pouch laminator, and second monitor;
  • discussed workforce housing and website re-design updates;
  • heard reports from Court members about regional board activities.

6. Sherman County Senior & Community Center January Meal Menu

Sherman County Senior & Community Center

Meal Menu

January 2018

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 to serve!

MEAL PRICING: Under 60 Yrs. Is $7.00 ~ 60 Yrs. & Up $4.00 suggested donation!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1 2 3 4 5
Closed for New Years

 

Pizza loaded w/meat Oven Fried Chicken Beef Stew w/Biscuits BBQ Meatballs
Salad & veggies Mashed potatoes w/gravy Salad & veggies Rice Pilaf, salad, veggies
Fruit Salad, veggies & dessert Fruit Dessert
8 9 10  11 12
Beef Chili Chicken Alfredo Meatloaf Ham Fried Rice Beef and Noodles
Corn bread, salad, veggies Salad & veggies Mashed potatoes/gravy Salad, Veggies, Fruit Muffin Rolls, salad, veggies
Dessert Fruit Salad, veggies, dessert Fruit Dessert
15  16 17 18 19
Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Hot Turkey Sandwich Hamburger gravy over Spaghetti w/meat sauce Chicken Fried Steak
Mashed potatoes/gravy Rice Pilaf, salad, veggies Garlic bread, salad, veggies Mashed potatoes/gravy
Salad, veggies, Fruit Dessert Fruit Salad, veggies, Dessert
22 23 24 25 26
Cheeseburgers Chicken ala King Beef Stroganoff/Noodles Oven Fried Chicken Beef & Bean Burrito
Potato wedges, salad, veggies Biscuits, salad, veggies Salad & veggies Mashed potatoes/gravy Mexican rice, salad, veggies
Dessert Fruit Dessert Salad, veggies, fruit Dessert
29 30 31  
Baked Potato Bar Oriental Chicken Roast Pork
w/chili & cheese Rice Pilaf, salad, veggies Mashed potatoes/gravy
Salad, veggies, dessert Fruit Salad, veggies, dessert

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.


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

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