Sherman County eNews #285

CONTENTS

  1. Kids’ Gym at Wasco School Events Center

  2. Notice. Sherman County Court, Grant Housing Review Committee Meeting, Nov. 6

  3. Introducing New Provider at Sherman County Medical Clinic

  4. Teaching Value and Respect

  5. Rep. Walden to Join Secretary of the Air Force at Kingsley Field, Klamath Falls

  6. Letter to the Editor: Mike Smith for Sherman County Judge

  7. Oregon Law: Newspaper in Which Public Notice May Be Published

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


1. Kids’ Gym at Wasco School Events Center

boy.telephonetalkBeginning this Friday, and continuing most every Friday through March, WSEC will be hosting “Kids Gym.”   This will be an opportunity for parents and their pre-school children to play inside for a couple of hours when the weather is too cold to be outside.   Kid Gym will go from 10 a.m. to noon, and parents who attend with their pre-schooler(s) will need to sign a release form to participate. Cost is $5/week, or free if you are a member of the WSEC Fitness Center. This is not a babysitting service; children must be accompanied by an adult.   Feel free to bring toys, trikes, etc. for your child(ren) to play with. 


2. Notice. Sherman County Court, Grant Housing Review Committee Meeting, Nov. 6

ShermanCoLogoThe Sherman County Court and the Grant Housing Review Committee will hold a joint Work Session on November 6, 2018, at 10 a.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039.


3. Introducing New Provider at Sherman County Medical Clinic

The Sherman County Medical Clinic is thrilled to announce the newest member of the Clinic team! Christina Rust DPT, PT, MS, PA-C will be joining the practice in November as a medical provider.

Ms. Rust graduated from the University of Washington MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant program in August of this year. She is relocating to this area from Sandpoint, Idaho to be closer to family. She is the second oldest of 8 children and 4 of her siblings currently live in the Columbia gorge area. Prior to returning to PA school, Christina was an orthopedic physical therapist. She graduated from Creighton University in 1996 with the nation’s first Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Her specialties included sports, orthopedics, work injuries, back pain and arthritis. At the Sherman County Medical Clinic, she plans on expanding the current general family practice to include a more robust women’s health program. In her free time, Christina loves spending time outdoors enjoying such activities as hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Having grown up in a rural, small town, Christina is excited about providing much needed medical services in Sherman County and is looking forward meeting the patients.

At this time, the Sherman County Medical Clinic is also announcing the retirement of long-time medical provider, Mark Corey. Mr. Corey has been an asset to this community and has helped broaden healthcare services in Sherman County. Mr. Corey has spent the last 11 years skillfully tending to the needs of his patients and will continue to do so through the end of December 2018. He will be missed by many. We wish him the best in all his future endeavors!


4. Teaching Value and Respect

In the decade between 2006 and 2016, teen suicide in the U.S. soared over 70%, according to the Centers for Disease Control this past March. And while some adults are able to ignore the steady stream of negative social media, it is the rare teen who can. “Cyber-bullying” – that instant proliferation of vicious “text assault” by their peers – has become one serious cause of the despair that leads to teen suicide. And unfortunately, there does not seem to be an end in sight, despite the efforts of social media platforms to filter the worst of the bullying.

Are there solutions? Well, there are ideas. Short-term “band-aid” approaches can only offer short-term help. What is needed is an early intervention approach. It starts with teaching our children, at the earliest of ages, to value and respect each other. Parents, grandparents, older siblings – it is our responsibility to help guide those younger citizens in what is acceptable behavior. More than that, it is our accountability to teach them how to positively interact with each other, using ourselves as examples. Every interaction we have becomes a learning opportunity for our youth.

Additionally, we are accountable to get outside of ourselves and pay attention to those around us. If we take the time to stop, watch and listen, we will raise our own awareness of those who are silently screaming for help, and be able to offer an uplifting word, or some kind, gentle attention. It’s the feeling that no one cares that hastens the slide into that downward spiral.

The downward spiral is an early-warning system. Early recognition can provide the opportunity to stop the slide. We then work to bring ourselves back to the “surface,” perhaps avoiding a full-blown depression. This early detection also gives us the opportunity to get help from someone with professional experience.

Life is precious, and as far as anyone knows, we only get one shot at it here on earth. We all have contributions to make. The talents and abilities you possess, your character and personality have a purpose. They are a major part of the contribution you make, every day, to the world around you. Does one life truly count? Of course, it does! Every minute of every day! ~The Pacific Institute


5. Rep. Walden to Join Secretary of the Air Force at Kingsley Field, Klamath Falls 

American flag2Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson to join Walden in Klamath Falls to meet with base commanders, troops, and local veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today announced that the Secretary of the Air Force, Heather Wilson, will visit Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base in Klamath Falls this weekend on invitation from Representative Walden. Secretary Wilson will join Walden in Klamath Falls to meet with the troops and commanders at Kingsley Field to learn more about the home of Oregon Air National Guard’s 173rd Fighter Wing, including the base’s capability to become a future home of a next-generation fighter jet, such as the F-35.

“I am proud to announce that, for the first time in the base’s history, the Secretary of the United States Air Force is coming to Kingsley Field,” said Walden. “Kingsley Field plays a vital role in America’s military readiness and the local economy, and enjoys overwhelming support from the community in Klamath Falls. Secretary Wilson will get a firsthand look at the expansive air space, top-grade military infrastructure, and the unmatched work ethic of Kingsley’s leaders and the troops stationed here, and learn more about why the base is a fitting home for the F-35. Secretary Wilson and I served together in the House of Representatives, and we have been working together over several months with Colonel Jeff Smith and the Oregon Air National Guard to make this visit a success. I appreciate Secretary Wilson’s willingness to spend the time here on the ground in Klamath Falls to get a better understanding of the military capabilities, vast training space, and broad community support that make Kingsley Field integral to our national defense strategy and uniquely suited for the F-35.”

This announcement comes less than two weeks after Representative Walden invited the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Mac Thornberry (R-TX), to Kingsley Field to meet with commanders at Kingsley and hear about their priorities for the base. Representative Walden has been a steadfast advocate in Congress for maintaining a military presence at Kingsley Field and ensuring the base has the long-term support it needs to succeed into the future.

The upcoming visit by Secretary Wilson represents the first time that an Air Force Secretary has been to Kingsley Field since the construction of the base in 1928. Kingsley Field and the United States Air Force recently secured a 77-year lease with the City of Klamath Falls to ensure a military presence at the base until 2095. This represents the longest lease currently established between the Air Force and a military base in the United States.

Secretary Wilson will join Representative Walden at Kingsley Field on Saturday, November 3. Further details on the agenda of the visit will be provided in the coming days.


6. Letter to the Editor: Mike Smith for Sherman County Judge

pencil.sharpI am writing to ask you to vote for Mike Smith for Sherman County Judge because of all the things he has done for our county and continues to do. As Commissioner Mike lead the effort to bring fiber optics into the County. This is the reason we are going to have fiber to the homes in all the cities. That will also make a big difference to houses like mine out in the country because less people will be using the wireless.

A problem we had at the Fair was the Court had always made the Fair Board spend its money on maintaining the buildings as well as putting on a Fair. Mike was the one who figured out the County was responsible for the buildings. He was able to get the Court to give us money for the buildings so the Fair Board could spend its funds putting on a better Sherman County Fair. It’s all in the Court minutes for you to find out for yourselves.

Mike continues to find ways to help the County. He even has a group now that would help out kids and bring over 50 jobs to the County.

For these reasons and many more I ask you to vote for Mike Smith as Sherman County Judge.

Respectfully,
Ted Sabey


7. Oregon Law: Newspaper in Which Public Notice May Be Published

Oregon.Flat.pole~https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/193.010

2017 ORS 193.020¹ [Also see ORS 193.010 to 193.030]

ORS 193.010: Newspaper – Definition:

“Newspaper” means a newspaper of general circulation, published in the English language for the dissemination of local or transmitted news or for the dissemination of legal news, made up of at least four pages of at least five columns each, with type matter of a depth of at least 14 inches, or, if smaller pages, then comprising an equivalent amount of type matter, which has bona fide subscribers representing more than half of the total distribution of copies circulated, or distribution verified by an independent circulation auditing firm, and which has been established and regularly and uninterruptedly published at least once a week during a period of at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the first publication of the public notice. Interrupted publication because of labor-management disputes, fire, flood or the elements for a period not to exceed 120 days, either before or after a newspaper is qualified for publication of public notices, shall not affect such qualification. [Amended by 1979 c.760 §1; subsection (1) renumbered 174.104 (“Public notice” defined) in 1999]

Newspaper in which public notice may be published:

(1)Any public notice of any description, the publication of which is now or hereafter required by law, shall be published in any newspaper, as defined in ORS 193.010 (Definitions for ORS 193.010 and 193.020), which is published within the county, city of which any part lies within that county, city, district or other jurisdiction where the action, suit or other proceeding is pending, or is to be commenced or had, or in which the legal publication is required to be given.

(2)If publication in only one newspaper is required by law, and if more than one newspaper fulfills the requirements of subsection (1) of this section, the public notice shall be published in that newspaper which the moving party considers best suited to give actual notice. However, nothing in this subsection prohibits the publication in more than one newspaper if desired by the moving party.

(3)If no newspaper is published within the county, city, district or jurisdiction where the action, suit or other proceeding is pending, or is to be commenced or had, or in which the legal publication is required to be given, public notice shall be published in:

(a)The newspaper published nearest to such county, city, district or jurisdiction; or

(b)Any publication that is published in such county, city, district or jurisdiction and that satisfies all the requirements for being a newspaper except that it is published less than once a week but not less than once a month.

(4)If more than one newspaper or publication fulfills the requirements of subsection (3) of this section, the public notice shall be published in that newspaper or publication which the moving party considers most effective for providing actual notice. [Amended by 1963 c.432 §1; 1979 c.760 §2; 1983 c.831 §1]


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

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