Sherman County eNews #7

CONTENTS

  1. Sherman County School Basketball Schedule Update, Jan. 8

  2. Statewide Comprehensive Recreation Plan Draft Online for Public Review

  3. Frontier TeleNet Approved Meeting Minutes Online, Nov. 28, 2018

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

  5. Hansell introduces wildfire legislation package

  6. Delving Into the Words We Use

  7. Cascade Singers Community Choir Welcomes New Members

  8. Sherman County Emergency Services November/December Activity Report


1. Sherman County School Basketball Schedule Update, Jan. 8

sports-basket2ballOn Tuesday, January 8 the girls basketball game at Hood River has been moved  to 5:00 pm.

Also on Tuesday, January 8, our boys JV basketball team will be playing Horizon Christian at 5:00 pm with the varsity game following at 6:30 pm.

Jeanie Pehlke

Confidential Secretary
Sherman County School District
541.565.3500  |  541.565.3319 (Fax)


2. Statewide Comprehensive Recreation Plan Draft Online for Public Review

pen.markerThe public is invited to comment on the state’s plan for outdoor recreation drafted by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD). Outdoor Recreation in Oregon: Responding to Demographical and Societal Change is posted for public review and comment at  https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/PLANS/Pages/201923SCORP.aspx. Comments will be accepted through Feb. 7, 2019.

The plan closely examines the effects of important demographic and societal changes facing outdoor recreation providers in the state, including:

  • An aging population
  • An increasingly diverse population
  • Lack of youth engagement in outdoor recreation
  • An underserved low-income population
  • Increasing levels of physical inactivity within the population.

OPRD planners developed the report using a series of carefully designed statewide research studies including a statistically reliable survey of Oregon residents. Staff gathered feedback from 3,550 randomly selected residents.

States are required to develop a Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan to be eligible to receive matching grants from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant program. The five-year plan guides the use of those funds and other OPRD-administered grant programs including the Local Government Grant Program.  It also provides recommendations to all levels of recreation providers on how they can better serve Oregonians.

OPRD will accept comments through Feb. 7, 2019. Responses can be made via:

The recreation plan is also available in a CD format by contacting Terry Bergerson at 503-986-0747 or terry.bergerson@oregon.gov.


3. Frontier TeleNet Approved Meeting Minutes Online, Nov. 28, 2018

Frontier TeleNet approved meeting minutes for November 28, 2018 are posted online:  https://frontiertelenet.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2018-11-28_FTN-Bd-Mtg-Minutes-APPROVED-fn-sec.pdf 


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

bird.owl.limbSalvage roadkilled deer and elk with free online permit beginning Jan. 1, 2019

Where to Discover Native Cultures in the Puget Sound Area

Sherman County, Oregon History Collection

Oregon Encyclopedia: Sherman County Courthouse

Oregon Encyclopedia: Sherman Big Bluegrass

Oregon Encyclopedia: DeMoss Springs Park

Oregon Encyclopedia: John & Helen Moore House


5. Hansell introduces wildfire legislation package

ORStateFlagSALEM, Ore.—In the aftermath of devastating wildfires throughout Oregon last year, State Sen. Bill Hansell, R-Athena, is introducing a package of bills that he hopes will become law. The bills allow greater flexibility in freeing up resources to fight fires and moves areas that are currently unprotected under the jurisdiction of the state Fire Marshall.

“This legislation is a major step forward in protecting both public and private property and ensuring the safety of Oregonians. Senate District 29, the district I represent, has seen severe wildfires in recent years and this legislation will help provide the clarity and resources that are needed in fighting these fires,” Hansell said.

Hansell crafted these bills after he sponsored a town hall meeting in Sherman County following the Substation Fire.  This wildfire, which was the largest in the United States at the time it was burning, consumed 80,000 acres of range and cropland, in Sherman and Wasco Counties.  Several state legislators were in attendance, and heard testimony at the town hall meeting, from farmers, first responders and fire officials.  These bills are a result of the testimony given at the meeting.

One of the bills, Senate Bill 311, would add 400,000 acres of currently unprotected land to the State Fire Marshall’s jurisdiction. In addition, Senate Bill 290 would grant civil immunity to a person who voluntarily fights a wildfire in good faith.

Senate Bills 291 and 292 would allocate more resources for air support and allow the Governor and the State Fire Marshall more flexibility in allocating statewide resources to fight wildfires.

The 2019 Legislative Session is scheduled to begin in Salem on January 22nd.


6. Delving Into the Words We Use

“We move toward, and become like, what we think about. Our present thoughts determine our future.” More wise words, this time from Lou Tice. Our thoughts form the foundation of our beliefs, and these beliefs are played out every day in the words we use, and in the behaviors we show to the world. These beliefs and behaviors are also reflected in our attitudes.

Now, an attitude is simply the way we lean. We either lean toward something (a positive attitude) or we lean away from something (a negative attitude). It’s something we want, or something we don’t want. The words we use to describe either of these situations reinforce our attitudes and by extension, our beliefs and our habits.

We also do and say a lot of things by habit, because habits make our lives easier. We don’t have to think about everything we do, every time we do it. Saves time, right? Saves energy, too. We don’t need to devote much brainpower to our habits and the brain loves that. The challenge comes when we don’t stop to really consider the effects our habitual words have on our attitudes.

Unfortunately, we don’t stop to think when we use “always” or “never” – situations that rarely exist, in reality. But our brains know what they mean, and we act accordingly. “Always” and “never” are exclusionary and are designed to divide and separate, even in mathematics. When they are used in society, one group inevitably suffers from the separation.

Over the next few weeks, let’s do a little research. As you are reading or watching the news, be aware of the use of “Always” and “Never.” As you listen to the speech-makers, whether in politics or elsewhere, listen carefully for the words being used. Ask yourself, “Is what I am hearing really the truth?” Becoming a skeptical listener leaves each of us stronger, smarter and wiser. ~The Pacific Institute


7. Cascade Singers Community Choir Welcomes New Members

Cascade Singers community choir welcomes new members for its spring season.  Work has begun for a choir festival in February and the annual St. Patrick’s Day concert.  A late spring concert will feature women composers.  The Singers meet under the direction of Miles Thoming-Gale Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 10th and Union Streets, in The Dalles.  One-hour work sessions also happen Thursdays at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.  Rehearsals are open to all interested singers.  For further information, contact the director at milesmansfield93@gmail.com.


8. Sherman County Emergency Services November/December Activity Report

emergencydial911red~Shawn Payne, Sherman County Emergency Services

 

Sherman County Ambulance

December 2018 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
       
12-01 8:16 PM Breathing Problem Wasco
12-02 3:16 PM Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Grass Valley
12-02 6:21 PM Possible Stroke Moro
12-03 2:23 PM Chest Pain Linda’s Parking Lot in Biggs
12-03 2:55 PM Chest Pain Moro Fire Station
12-04 1:19 PM Overdose Moro
12-08 11:34 AM Lower Back Pain Rufus
12-08 5:51 PM Chest Pain Moro Fire Station
12-10 8:16 PM Difficulty Breathing Wasco
12-14 10:20 AM Medical Alert Activation Rufus
12-15 2:09 PM Sick Person Moro
12-15 2:59 PM Overdose Rufus
12-17 6:36 AM Unconscious Person Moro
12-17 8:16 PM Motor Vehicle Crash I-84  MP# 112
12-18 6:48 AM Dizziness & Chest Pain Rufus
12-18 3:25 PM Chest Pain Sherman County Medical Clinic
12-19 12:01 AM Structure Fire Standby Biggs
12-22 6:54 AM Chest Pain Grass Valley
12-25 2:00 AM Stomach Pain Moro
12-26 8:55 AM Motor Vehicle Crash US 97  MP# 30
12-26 9:18 AM Foot Pain Grass Valley
12-26 11:16 AM Woman with Anxiety Pilot Station in Biggs
12-26 7:18 PM Possible Fractured Leg Wasco
12-27 11:15 AM Fall Injury Rufus
12-28 11:45 AM Difficulty Breathing Rufus
12-31 6:22 PM Seizure Linda’s Truck Stop in Biggs
12-31 7:28 PM Possible Fractured Hip Wasco

 

Moro Fire Department

December 2018 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
       
12-18 12:07 AM Sign on fire Subway Restaurant in Biggs

 

North Sherman County RFPD

November 2018 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
       
11-09 4:05 AM Vehicle Fire US 97  MP# 12
11-16 6:47 PM Search Hwy 206  MP# 3
11-24 1:24 AM Motor Vehicle Crash US 97  MP# 37
11-30 11:11 AM Medical Assist Rufus
11-30 10:38 PM Medical Assist Rufus

 North Sherman County RFPD

December 2018 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
       
12-10 8:24 PM Medical Assist Wasco
12-17 8:16 PM Motor Vehicle Crash I-84  MP# 110
12-18 11:53 PM Sign on Fire Subway at Biggs
12-26 7:18 PM Medical Assist Wasco
12-28 1:54 PM Lift Assist Rufus RV Park
12-31 6:20 PM Medical Assist Linda’s at Biggs
12-31 7:22 PM Medical Assist Wasco

 

 

 

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