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


 

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