Sherman County eNews #186

CONTENTS

  1. Notice of Job Posting: Sherman County School District

  2. Sherman County Ambulance ASA Plan Advisory Committee Meeting, July 18

  3. Meet and Greet Wasco-Sherman Extension Crops Agent Candidates, July 30-31

  4. The Survivor Personality

  5. Oregon Wheat 2019 Photo Contest!

  6. FREE First Aid, CPR & AED Training, Aug. 1

  7. Sherman County Court Notes, June 5

  8. Sherman County Court Notes, June 19

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


1. NOTICE OF JOB POSTING: Sherman County School District 

Sherman County School District, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, Oregon 97039

Custodian

Sherman County School District is seeking a 1.0 FTE custodial/maintenance candidate. The candidate must be self-motivated and is responsible for performing custodial duties, minor maintenance, and other miscellaneous duties on a regimented schedule in order to ensure that the school building and facilities are maintained in a healthy, safe, and sanitary manner.  Medical, dental, and vision insurance are included.

Criminal record check and pre-employment drug screening required. For information and application materials please email or call Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us or 541-565-3500.  This position closes on August 2, 2019.

Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer.


2. Notice. Sherman County Ambulance ASA Plan Advisory Committee Meeting, July 18

Sherman County Ambulance

ASA Plan Advisory Committee

Emergency Services Building

Meeting Agenda

July 18, 2019

6:00 PM

1.0     Open Meeting

2.0     Review/Approve September 5, 2018 minutes

3.0     Review 2018 (January – December) Response Statistics

3.1  Dispatch

3.2  Ambulance

4.0     Issues / Concerns

5.0     Next Meeting January 16, 2020 @ 6:00PM

6.0     Adjourn


3. Meet and Greet Wasco-Sherman Extension Crops Agent Candidates, July 30-31

Please join us!

Wasco and Sherman County Extension will be hosting a “meet and greet” for the new Crops Agent candidates for Sherman/Wasco Counties from 2-3 pm on July 30 and 31st. This is a meet and greet only.

The public forum at which the candidates will do a presentation will be held at the Sherman County Office from 10:30 am – 11:30 am, followed by a Q & A Session and Meet and Greet with the Stakeholders from 11:30-12:30 pm.

Both days will be held in the Sherman County Extension Conference Room with a different candidate each day.

Topic: “How would you conduct a research and Extension program in Wasco and Sherman Counties?”


4. The Survivor Personality

When times get tough, some people fold and some are made even stronger. Did you ever wonder why some people seem to be able to handle life better than others? Everyone likes to think that they have what it takes to survive adversity and tough times, but when the chips are down, some folks definitely do better than others.

The real survivors in life (not the participants in the “reality” survivor TV shows that only seem to bring out the worst in human behavior) have developed personalities that allow them more options. They also have a strong and clear intention to survive, and to do it in good shape. When problems or setbacks occur, they don’t waste time complaining and they don’t dwell on the past or what they’ve lost. Instead, their energies are focused on getting things to turn out well.

Survivors believe that, no matter what happens to them, they are the ones who are in charge of their destinies. They don’t get mad at the world for not treating them better. And they do have an extensive menu of behaviors they can choose from, depending on the situation. In other words, survivors are option thinkers with a growth mindset, instead of black and white, either/or thinkers who get by with a fixed mindset.

Survivors also have a wonderful ability to laugh at adversity because they know that even if they lose everything else, they will still have themselves. People with survivor personalities can walk confidently into the unknown because they expect to find a way to make things work out.

So, if you want to be a true survivor, try focusing your attention less on safety and security and more on developing positive beliefs and expectations, built on a firm foundation of reinforced self-esteem. ~The Pacific Institute


5. Oregon Wheat 2019 Photo Contest!

wheat.grainelevatorsEnter to win a pair of Oregon Wheat Mud Flaps at the state level, and top 10 move to Tri-State Level!

Submit your favorite harvest photos to info@owgl.org by September 1, 2019. Please only submit 1 photo per email.
• Include your name, farm name, location of photo and your phone number inside the email text.
• Photo must be in OR/ID/WA
• High Resolution will be requested

Photos will be posted to Oregon Wheat Facebook page (with water marks) and the photo with the most “LIKES” on the Facebook page by October 1, 2019 will WIN a pair of Oregon Wheat mud flaps! The top 10 photos with the most “LIKES” will be entered into the 2019 Tri-State Convention photo contest in November.


6. FREE First Aid, CPR & AED Training, Aug. 1

Through a State Homeland Security Grant, North Central Public Health District (NCPHD) & Wasco Co. Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) are partnering with Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue (MCF&R) to offer FREE First-Aid, CPR & AED Training!

Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue Station 1, 1400 West 8th St., The Dalles, OR

You must register to attend, and class size is limited. To register, please call 541-296-9445 or email jwood@mcfr.org.

Through Wasco Co. MRC’s grant, students who complete the training will receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Student Workbook, and a course completion card.  NCPHD, Wasco Co. MRC, and MCF&R would like to encourage residents to be trained and involved in your community! The MRC is a community-based volunteer program that helps build the public health capacity of communities

nationwide. Medical and non-medical volunteers are needed. To join or to ask questions, please email Tanya Wray at tanyaw@ncphd.org. For more information, visit the MRC page at ncphd.org or check out the Wasco Co. MRC facebook page.

MCF&R is seeking volunteer firefighter and EMS providers. Please visit their webpage at  https://mcfr.org/volunteering/ to learn more and to complete a volunteer application.

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. Sherman County Court Notes, June 5

Sherman County Court Notes

By Administrative Assistant Kayla von Borstel

NOTE:

– This is a very brief outline ONLY of topics considered “public interest.”

– These are NOT OFFICIAL MINUTES. For official minutes and full details, please see the approved minutes posted on the Sherman County website at www.co.sherman.or.us after the next Court session. Thank you

The Sherman County Court met in regular session on June 5, 2019, and in conducting the business of the County,

  • Approved a 3.30% increase in The Dalles Disposal fees for annual operational costs to be effective July 1, 2019.
  • Adopted the budget approved by the Budget Committee for the 2019-2020 fiscal year in the total sum of $57,490,220, and imposing the taxes provided for in the adopted budget at the rate of $8.7141 per $1,000 of assessed value for operations, and that these taxes are hereby imposed and categorized for tax year 2019-2020 upon the assessed value of all taxable property within the County of Sherman as of 1:00 a.m., July 1, 2019. Additionally to approve appropriations as recommended by the Finance Director, and authorized County Court to sign.
  • Approved the resolution summary of proposed budget changes appropriating fund totals of $8,544,720 to the County General Fund, $146,100 to the Ambulance Fund, and $2,591,343 to the General Road Fund, $162,375 to the County Fair Fund, $1,140,000 to the Courthouse Facility Fund, and $120,000 to the Sheriff Vehicle Reserve Fund, for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2018, and authorize County Court to sign.
  • Adopted the decision and order in the matter of the appeal to the denial of a conditional use permit for a mass gathering in the exclusive farm use zone on behalf of Tectonic LLC, with the 2 added conditions in the event of an emergency, the Sherman County Sheriff has the authority shut down the event, and ticket sales limited to 800 people. Also including the other conditions of approval made by the Planning Commission.
  • Approved the Mass Gathering Application submitted by Tectonic LLC, to hold the SHIFT Festival during the dates of July 18-22, 2019, located at Justesen Ranch Recreation, pending insurance approval, and authorize Judge Dabulskis to sign.
  • Approved resolution 01-06-2019 in the matter of adopting findings in support of emergency status and emergency procurements and approving an expedited emergency procurement process for the purchase of precast bridge slabs, and precast concrete abutments for the Finnegan Creek Bridge, and to include exhibit A, B, and C.
  • Approved Judge Dabulskis to sign the Knife River contracts for the emergency procurements for the Finnegan Creek Bridge.
  • Appointed Daryl G. Ingebo as Sherman County Surveyor with a term to expire June 2020.
  • Appointed Sheri Carlson for a four-year term, to expire July 1, 2023, and Arla Melzer to complete the remainder of Larry Hoctor’s term that expires July 1, 2020, to the Library Board as recommended by the Sherman County Public/School Library Board.
  • Approved Early Childhood Education funding for 2019-2020 fiscal year as follows: Little Wheats $26,667; Sherman County Child Care Foundation (ABC Huskies Child Care) $26,667; Sherman County Preschool  $26,667.
  • Approved Paula King’s sealed bid for the 2008 PT cruiser for $3,501.
  • Approved the Service Agreement between the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office and Bob Thomas as an addition to the Sherman County Wildlife Trapper Agreement, whereas Bob Thomas will provide professional services in the capacity of a Special Deputy, to provide care and service for the capture and/or euthanasia of feral or free ranging canines, and resolution of damage issues caused by such canines. The Annual Agreement fee of $5,000 is part of the total County contribution to the trapping program and not in addition to the designated contractual obligations currently in place.

8. Sherman County Court Notes, June 19

Sherman County Court Notes

By Administrative Assistant Kayla von Borstel

NOTE:

– This is a very brief outline ONLY of topics considered “public interest.”

– These are NOT OFFICIAL MINUTES. For official minutes and full details, please see the approved minutes posted on the Sherman County website at www.co.sherman.or.us after the next Court session. Thank you.

The Sherman County Court met in regular session on June 19, 2019, and in conducting the business of the County,

  • Opened, read, and briefly discussed the three sealed bids received for the Wasco to Rufus Fiber. No action was taken at this time, to allow time to gather technical advice. The decision to award would be postponed until, June 27, 2019, during a Special Session.
  • Discussed the Demoss Park Site Visit and course action for the deteriorating Demoss Spring Park Bandstand. Consensus of the group was to tear down the Bandstand, and build a user-friendly structure in its place with a Demoss family memorial display.
  • Approved Sherman County Oregon State University Extension office, to assume the lease with Sherman County for the 2014 Chevy Traverse, currently in use by the Veteran’s Officer, when it becomes available with purchasing options in the future. Travel expenses, maintenance, fuel, insurance, and all other vehicle expenses to be covered by Sherman County Oregon State University Extension Office’s current travel line item in their existing budget.
  • Approved the vehicle bid from Sherrell Chevrolet in the amount of $36,501.62 to purchase a 2019 Chevy Traverse 3LT for the Veteran’s Officer’s use.
  • Appointed Jayme Thompson to the North Central Public Health District Board as the Sherman County Representative.
  • Briefly discussed the County applying for grant funds through Travel Oregon in the amount of $20,000, to assist Frontier TeleNet with construction costs of a tower at Cottonwood State Park. No cost would be incurred by the County. Consensus of the Court to move forward with the grant application.
  • Approved the purchase of a replacement dishwasher, and for mandatory site preparation of the area to occur for the Senior Center in the amount not to exceed $6,000.00.
  • Approved, as recommended by the Finance Director, a Resolution in the Matter of the County Court Approving the Transfer of Funds Within the County General, Community Transit, Ambulance, Prevention, Community Development, Court Security, Emergency Services, DA-V/WAP, General Road, County Fair, Early Learning Services, Senior Center, Courthouse Facility, and SIP Additional Fees Funds, and authorized County Court to sign.
  • Authorized budget transfers/payments as recommended by the Finance Director, including $5,000.00 from the Emergency Services Fund to the Emergency Services Reserve Fund, and $300,000.00 from SIP Additional Fees to the Fairgrounds Project Fund, and authorized Judge Dabulskis to sign.

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