Sherman County eNews #3

CONTENTS

  1. City of Condon Proclamation: McLaren “Mac” Stinchfield Day

  2. A Supermoon, Blue Moon & Total Lunar Eclipse All In One Night, Jan. 31

  3. Raptors & Migratory Birds at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center on Weekends

  4. Your Automatic Best Self

  5. Oregon Hospitals Present 2017 Rural Legislator Award to Sen. Ted Ferrioli

  6. Sherman County Sheriff’s Office December Incident Log


The New Year lies before you,
like a spotless track of snow…
be careful how you tread on it,
for every mark will show.  ~unattributed


1. City of Condon Proclamation: McLaren “Mac” Stinchfield Day

City of Condon

McLaren “Mac” Stinchfield Day

A Proclamation

Whereas: Mac Stinchfield has provided leadership and support to many activities and groups in the City of Condon and surrounding community over many decades;

Whereas: Mac Stinchfield has attended hours of public meetings to report for the community, including approximately 500 Condon City Council meetings;

Whereas: Mac Stinchfield has maintained professionalism and reported fairly and accurately more than 40 years of Condon activities,

Whereas: Mac Stinchfield is known for his historical knowledge of all things Condon and Gilliam County – printable and otherwise;

Whereas: Mac Stinchfield has been a volunteer to the Condon Chamber of Commerce, BPOE 1869, United Church of Christ, Condon Volunteer Fire Department, Pioneer Community Development Corporation, Eastern Oregon Pioneer Association, Oregon Historical Society, Kiwanis Club, Oregon Geographic Names Board, Slow Walt’s Cookers, Condon’s Men’s Choir, and founder of the annual Robert Burns Celebration;

Whereas: The City of Condon and its residents recognize and appreciate the loyalty and friendship of Mac Stinchfield to the citizens of this community,

Whereas: Mac Stinchfield is celebrating his 70th birthday on this day and more than 40 years as editor, writer, owner and reporter of The Times-Journal;

NOW, therefore, I, Jim Hassing, Mayor of Condon proclaim January 3, 2018 to be

McLaren “Mac” Stinchfield Day

in Condon, Oregon, and call upon all to honor this good man.

______________________________              ___________________

Jim Hassing, Mayor                                     Date

City of Condon


2. A Supermoon, Blue Moon & Total Lunar Eclipse All In One Night, Jan. 31

moon.sunJanuary 31st will present a supermoon where the moon will appear slightly larger and brighter than normal (if there are no clouds). But there are still two other phenomena to occur on that night, the blue moon and total lunar eclipse. Read about it here:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/01/02/supermoon-blue-moon-total-lunar-eclipse-night/#5b2dc4aa45b2


3. Raptors & Migratory Birds at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center on Weekends

PORTLAND, Ore. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites guests to learn about raptors and other migratory birds and see them in the wild this winter. The Dalles Dam Visitor Center will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m Saturdays and Sundays for the month of January.

The Dalles Dam Visitor Center is the perfect place to discover winter wildlife as it’s a prime location for roosting bald eagles. It’s not uncommon to see more than 30 eagles at any given time, which is why so many visitors use the parking lot and adjacent Seufert Park as a staging area for eagle viewing. Some prefer to park and hike while others just view from their vehicle. 

This year we’d like to accommodate our winter travelers by having the visitor center open on weekends as a place to warm up, before or after eagle viewing.  Corps park rangers will be available to answer questions, help people use spotting scopes (which we provide) and teach some basic bird identification tips and tricks.  Interactive activities and hands-on displays will be available.

Additionally, the Corps will host its eighth annual Eagle Watch event on Saturday, January 20th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Join park rangers for a fun filled day of birds of prey educational programming and live raptor viewing provided by our partners – the Discovery Center, U.S. Forest Service, and Rowena Wildlife Clinic! 

The Dalles Dam Visitor Center is located just north of Interstate 84 at exit 87. After exiting the highway, turn east onto Bret Clodfelter Way and follow the road to the visitor center. For more information and to register for tours, please contact The Dalles Lock and Dam Ranger Office at 541-506-7857 or 541-296-9778, or visit the dam’s website at www.nwp.usace.army.mil/locations/Columbia-river/the-dalles.


4. Your Automatic Best Self

What is the difference between being yourself and being your “best” self? Yes, there is a difference in words, but there is also a difference in perspective and mindset.

How many times have you been told, “Just be yourself”?  Most likely, dozens of times, by friends, family, teachers, coaches, and others. And if you have stopped to think about it, you probably have many different “selves” – we all do. So how do we know which self is the best one to be?

All of us have many possible selves. Some aspects of our personalities are active and obvious, and these aspects we call current reality, or who we are right now. But there are many other possibilities, or possible selves, that we can strengthen and bring into current reality, if we choose to.

Think for a minute. What is your best self like? Can you list the qualities that make “you at your best” different from the ordinary, everyday you? Because once you bring these qualities into your awareness, into your consciousness, you can deliberately set out to make your “everyday” self, more like your “best” self.

Using the techniques of affirmation, visualization, and control of your self-talk, it is not as hard as you might think. These aspects give us a pattern to follow, that make change easier to accomplish. You see, we move toward and become like what we think about. “Where thought goes, energy flows.” It’s a matter of managing your mind.

So, focus on those aspects of yourself that you would like to see more of, do it in a systematic way, and do it over and over, every day. Soon, being yourself will adjust automatically, meaning you will be being your best self, naturally. ~The Pacific Institute 


5. Oregon Hospitals Present 2017 Rural Legislator Award to Sen. Ted Ferrioli

January 3, 2018 — Lake Oswego — Today, the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems’ Small and Rural Hospital Committee announced it had awarded its 2017 Rural Legislator of the Year Award to Senator Ted Ferrioli, (R-John Day) for his long-standing commitment to the health of rural communities and his dedication to the hospitals that serve them. The full text of the resolution passed by the OAHHS Small and Rural Hospital Committee is below.

“Senator Ferrioli has been a steadfast friend to rural hospitals during his years in the legislature,” said Charlie Tveit, chair of the OAHHS Small and Rural Hospital Committee. “It was only natural to honor his commitment to rural health care and rural health care providers at the end of his legislative service. In rural communities, hospitals are mainstays of both the health of the community and also the economy, but their vitality relies on the support of public officials like Senator Ferrioli. This award is to recognize and thank him for his service and devotion to rural health care.”

The full text of the award resolution:

2017 Rural Legislator of the Year Resolution
Presented to Senator Ted Ferroli by the Small and Rural Hospital Committee of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.

A Resolution
Honoring Senator Ted Ferrioli for his legislative contributions to the rural hospital community during his twenty years of service:
Whereas, Senator Ferrioli is known as a staunch supporter and key ally of the hospitals in rural Oregon, both in his district and in other parts of the state;
Whereas Senator Ferrioli has repeatedly voted in favor of measures that ensured residents of rural Oregon had appropriate access to health care resources in their communities;
Whereas Senator Ferrioli has worked through the legislative process to ensure the financial viability of rural hospitals in Oregon;
Whereas Senator Ferrioli was a vital ally in extending the benefits of telemedicine and telehealth to rural Oregonians;
Whereas Senator Ferrioli voted multiple times to ensure patient safety was at the center of Oregon’s health care system;
Whereas Senator Ferrioli was a key voice and supporter in efforts to recruit and retain health care providers in rural Oregon through his ongoing support of incentive programs;
Whereas Senator Ferrioli repeatedly demonstrated his leadership on the question of tort reform, helping shield hospitals against efforts to increase their financial exposure to lawsuits;
Whereas Senator Ferrioli was a supporter of Oregon’s unique system for providing health care coverage to the vulnerable via coordinated care organizations;
Whereas Senator Ferrioli guided the Republican caucus to thoughtful and well-considered positions on topics relating to health care in rural Oregon;
Whereas Senator Ferrioli was a trusted voice for rural Oregonians and the health care providers in their communities;
Therefore be it resolved that the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems’ Small and Rural Hospital Committee
1. Recognizes Senator Ferrioli for his exemplary service to rural health in Oregon,
2. Honors him as 2017 Rural Legislator of the Year, and
3. Wishes him well in future endeavors.


6. Sherman County Sheriff’s Office December 2017 Incident Log

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Sherman County eNews #2

CONTENTS

  1. Sherman High School & Middle School Basketball Updated Schedules

  2. Public Notice. Sherman County Ambulance Board of Directors Meeting, Jan. 10

  3. Public Notice. Sherman County Courthouse Surplus Auction, Jan. 11

  4. Panel Presentation: Hanford: Our River Runs Through It, Jan. 10

  5. Public Notice. Wasco School Events Center Board of Directors Meeting, Jan. 10

  6. Legal Age to Purchase Tobacco Raised to 21 Effective Jan 1st

  7. Land & Water Conservation Fund 2018 Outdoor Recreation Grant Cycle

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


May you be blessed with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships so that you will live deep in your heart. May you be blessed with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people and the earth so that you will work for justice, equity and peace. May you be blessed with tears to shed for those who suffer so you will reach out your hand to comfort them. And may you be blessed with foolishness to think you can make a difference in the world so you will do the things which others say cannot be done. ~unattributed.


1. Sherman High School & Middle School Basketball Updated Schedules

sport-basketballHigh School Basketball 

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 – JV Girls and Boys game has been cancelled vs South Wasco at Maupin.  Varsity Girls play at 6:00 and Varsity Boys play at 7:30, bus departs at 4:00.

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 – JV Girls game has been cancelled vs Spray/ Mitchell at Moro.  JV Boys play at 2:30, Varsity Girls play at 4:00, and Varsity Boys play at 5:30.

Middle School Basketball

Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 – This game vs Arlington at Arlington has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 (same times).

Audrey Rooney, Registrar  – Sherman High School           

 

PH: 541-565-3500 ~ Fax: 541-565-3319


2. Sherman County Ambulance Board of Directors Meeting, Jan. 10

Sherman County Ambulance Board of Directors Board Meeting Agenda

January 10, 2018

1800hrs.

  1. Open Meeting
  2. Approve September 12, 2017 Meeting Minutes
  3. Old Business:

     3.1     Removing DEF on Medic 2 update

     3.2     AEMT Class this fall update

     3.3     EMR Class

     3.4     Other Old Business

  1. New Business

     4.1     Monthly Training Schedule Ideas

     4.2     Board Elections

     4.3     2017 Ambulance Response Statistics

     4.4     CPR Recertification

     4.5     Bigelow Wind Farm Training

     4.6     Other New Business

  1. Next Meeting March 13, 2017 @ 1800hrs.
  2. Adjourn

3. Sherman County Courthouse Surplus Auction, Jan. 11

ShermanCoLogoPlease join us in our first surplus auction of the year! The sale will take place on January 11, 2018 at the Sherman County Courthouse at 10:00am. Viewing of items may begin at 9:00am.

Numerous office and building related items utilized by Sherman County departments that are no longer needed:

– work stations

– tables

– task chairs with wheels

– file cabinets

– courtroom bar and judge’s bench from former circuit courtroom

– desk chairs

– miscellaneous items

Don’t forget to arrive a little early to register and receive your bidder’s number!

ITEMS MUST BE REMOVED BY 5PM ON DAY OF SALE!

Sherman County Courthouse

500 Court Street

Moro, OR 97039

541-565-3572


4. Panel Presentation: Hanford: Our River Runs Through It, Jan. 10

Sense of Place

January 10, Hanford: Our River Runs Through It

A panel moderated by Columbia Riverkeeper’s Dan Serres

Columbia Center for the Arts,

7 PM, Doors at 6:30

The Pacific Northwest is home to the United States’ most contaminated place, the Hanford Nuclear Site. Join Gorge Owned on Wednesday, January 10 at Columbia Center for the Arts for a panel discussion that will explore the history of Hanford’s plutonium production, the contamination that persists as a result, and the importance of the last free-flowing stretch of the Columbia River known as the Hanford Reach.

The panel will include Dirk Dunning, a recently retired Hanford expert from the Oregon Department of Energy, Dan Serres, Conservation Director of Columbia Riverkeeper, and Damon Motz-Storey, Clean Energy Organizer for Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility. Together the panelists will explore some of the major challenges that remain at Hanford and answer audience questions about the Hanford site.

For a short primer, you are invited to check out this short 4-minute film about Hanford: http://columbiariverkeeper.org/our-work/hanford-main-2/

Event Details:

GO Sense of Place

When – Wednesday, January 10, 7PM

Where – Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River Oregon

Cost – Pay what you can; $10 suggested donation

More info: http://gorgeowned.org

JOIN US FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON:

  • February 14, 2018 Steamboats and Captains of the Columbia, Captain Tom Cramblett
  • March 14, 2018 River of Hope— Salmon Dreams and the Columbia River Treaty, Peter Marbach

–Columbia Gorge Arts & Culture Alliance

Email: Info@GorgeCulture.org

Website: GorgeCulture.org

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5. Public Notice. Wasco School Events Center Board of Directors Meeting, Jan. 10

The Wasco School Events Center Board of Directors will hold a meeting on January 10th, 2018- 6 p.m. at the WSEC, 903 Barnett Street in Wasco. The public is welcome to attend!
~Submitted by WSEC Melissa Kirkpatrick 541 442-5887


6. Legal Age to Purchase Tobacco Raised to 21 Effective Jan 1st

ORStateFlagNorth Central Public Health District is forwarding a Public Service Announcement from Oregon Health Authority to remind and inform of the legal purchasing age of tobacco raising from 18 to 21. 

SB 754, known as Tobacco 21, was passed by Oregon Legislature in 2017

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon will soon start enforcing a new law that raised the required minimum age to legally buy or obtain tobacco products from 18 to 21.

SB 754, known as Tobacco 21, has been in effect since Gov. Kate Brown signed it into law Aug. 9, 2017, with enforcement and fines beginning Jan. 1, 2018.

Oregon is the fifth state to increase the age to purchase tobacco, after California, Hawaii, Maine and New Jersey.

Under the new law, retailers can no longer sell tobacco products or inhalant delivery systems, such as a pipe or vaporizing device, to people younger than 21. Violations of the law are punishable by a fine of $50 for employees, $250 for store managers and $500 for store owners; for managers and owners, the fines double by the third offense.

OHA’s Public Health Division is authorized to enforce the minimum age of tobacco sales law and coordinates with the Oregon State Policy to conduct state-sponsored compliance inspections.

Katrina Hedberg, MD, Oregon’s state health officer and epidemiologist based at the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division, said raising the minimum age for buying tobacco products and inhalant delivery systems is proven to reduce youth initiation of tobacco use. She noted nine of 10 adults report they started smoking before they were 19, and nearly 100 percent start before age 26.

“The earlier kids start using tobacco, the more at risk they are for becoming addicted to tobacco and developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, asthma and cancer,” Hedberg said. “Raising the legal sale age for tobacco products to 21 can reduce smoking rates and reduce tobacco-related deaths.”

Help is available for anyone in Oregon ready to quit tobacco. Call Oregon’s toll-free Quit Line at 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) or, for Spanish, 855-DEJELO-YA (855-335356-92), or visitwww.quitnow.net/oregon or in Spanish, http://www.quitnow.net/oregonsp.

People who see a retailer selling tobacco products or inhalant delivery systems to someone younger than 21 can report the violation with the business name, address and other information toTobacco.Inspections@state.or.us.

Learn more about Tobacco 21 at http://www.HealthOregon.org/tobaccoretailsales. A YouTube video about the new law is available at https://youtu.be/BmrwMUeSvss.

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.


7. Land & Water Conservation Fund 2018 Outdoor Recreation Grant Cycle

ORStateFlagSalem, Ore. — The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) has officially opened the grant cycle for the 2018 Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). More than $3 million in assistance is available for development and rehabilitation of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities, as well as land acquisition. Eligible recipients include cities, counties, METRO, ports, park and recreation districts, tribes and state agencies.

The application deadline is March 2, 2018. The online grant application, along with instructions and other forms, is here: www.oregon.gov/oprd/grants. Returning applicants should use their account username and password. New applicants must request an account by going to oprdgrants.org.

OPRD will conduct two workshops in January 2018 to familiarize applicants with the grant process. The first is an in-person session on Jan. 9, 10:00 a.m. to noon in Salem. The second workshop is a webinar on Jan. 10, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Content at both workshops will be the same. Registration is required for both. Contact Michele Scalise, OPRD lead grant program coordinator, at michele.scalise@oregon.gov.

The Land & Water Conservation Fund grants provide assistance to state and local governments for acquiring and developing public outdoor recreation areas and facilities. Since 1964, this national grant has awarded more than $55 million for Oregon recreational areas and facilities.


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

bird.owl.limbImmigration Data & Statistics 

Federation for American Immigration Reform

5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.

Millennials Devote Larger Shares of Their Grocery Spending to Prepared Foods, Pasta, and Sugar and Sweets Than Other Generations

Amber Waves: U.S. Department of Agriculture Article

On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming

House and Senate Should Reconcile Their Bills to Replace Dodd-Frank