Sherman County eNews #197

CONTENTS

  1. What’s Coming Up at Sherman County Public/School Library

  2. Sherman County Court Session, Aug. 7

  3. Becoming Your Best Self

  4. Commentary: Oregon’s Costly Farm-to-School Program

  5. Sherman County Senior & Community Center August Meal Menu


1.What’s Coming Up at Sherman County Public/School Library

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The Library is open BREAK Hours
11am-7pm Tuesday and Thursday
10am-4pm Saturday.

OUR PLACE IN SPACE – Tuesday, July 30 at 11am
Learn about our place in space, Earth with a short presentation. Explore hands-on stations for all ages.
Presented by the Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Library After Hours
Every Wednesday this summer 6pm-8pm
Grades 7-12 (entering)
Movies, Games, Food, Crafts, Music, Hang Out.
If you need a ride, please email Abbey at aphelps@sherman.k12.or.us or call the library at 541-565-3279 and we will try and arrange it.


2. Notice. Sherman County Court Session, Aug. 7

The Sherman County Court session scheduled for Wednesday, August 7th, at 9:00 a.m.  will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039. The agenda, including updates, will be posted on the Sherman County Website at https://www.co.sherman.or.us/sherman-county-court-draft-agendas/.


3. Becoming Your Best Self

What is the difference between being yourself and being your best self? In response to a recent WCN message, a reader asked an important question. “Psychology and self-improvement books seem to be telling us that we should just be ourselves. We tell our kids this, but I get confused sometimes. I can be so many different ways. How do I know which self is the best me?”

You know, the reader was making a good point. All of us have many possible selves. Some parts of our personalities are active and obvious, but some parts may surface only now and then when they are needed. Still others may remain hidden nearly all the time, either by circumstance or intent.

Consider this question: What is your best self like? Take some time answering it, and write down what you are thinking. This act of writing it down actually builds stronger neural pathways, making these thoughts and ideas easily accessible, when you decide to make those changes in your actions and behaviors. You are creating the picture, inside your mind, of your ideal when thinking about who you are…or who you want to be.

So, can you list the qualities that make your best-self different from the ordinary, everyday you? You see, becoming aware of these qualities is the key to bringing them under your control. Once you are aware of them, you can deliberately set out to make your everyday-self more like the picture you hold of your best self.

Using the techniques of affirmation, visualization and control of your self-talk, the shift to your best self is relatively easy to do. You see, we move toward and become like what we think about. So, focus your thoughts on those aspects of yourself that you would like to see more of. See yourself behaving in situations like your best self. Do it in a systematic way, over and over again, every day. Soon, you will find that “being yourself” will automatically mean, “being your best self.”  ~The Pacific Institute


4. Commentary: Oregon’s Costly Farm-to-School Program

By Helen Cook

When did you last hear a child profess his love for spinach?

Oregon’s Farm-to-School program awards grants to school districts across Oregon to give them the funds needed to purchase fresh foods from local farms and vendors. Advocates hope that by using the words “fresh” and “local,” K-12 students will nurture a healthier taste for fruits and veggies. This hope prompted legislators to budget almost $15 million for the program at the end of the 2019 session.

This is a significant increase from the program’s $200,000 budget in 2012, largely because legislators rephrased the bill to allow entities separate from Oregon school districts to accept grants. This technical rewording allows for summer meal programs, nonprofits, and even the local vendors selling food to the districts to accept grant money.

But frozen foods benefit students more than local produce does. Frozen fruits and veggies have equal or superior nutritional value and lower costs. This is important for school districts who prepare meals by the thousands.

Since the program’s main benefit is not Oregon’s students, I suggest the state reevaluate the expensive Farm-to-School program to be more cost-effective and call this current grant program what it is: a subsidy for local vendors.

Helen Cook is a Research Associate at Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon’s free market public policy research organization.


5. Sherman County Senior & Community Center August Meal Menu

Sherman County Senior & Community Center

Meal Menu

August 2019

We serve lunch at 12:00, noon sharp.  First come, first served.

If you have a group of 2 or more, please let the Kitchen staff know at  541-565-3191 the day before to ensure that we make enough food to serve!

MEAL PRICING: Under 60 Yrs. Is $7.00 ~ 60 Yrs. & Up $4.00 suggested donation!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 

 

1 2
Crispy Chicken Salad Chicken Chili
Homemade Roll Cornbread
Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert
5 6 7 8 9
Chicken Broccoli Quiche Baked Ziti w. Meat Sauce Oven Fried Chicken Mac & Cheese w. Ham Baked Salmon
Biscuits Garlic Bread Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Veggies Rice Pilaf
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Salad Bar & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert
12 13 14 15 16
Chicken Salad Sandwich Beef Stew/ Roll Hamburger Gravy Beef Tamale Pie Chicken Strips
Potato Wedges Veggies Mashed Potatoes Rice Pilaf Hash brown Casserole
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Salad Bar & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert
19 20 21 22 23
BBQ Baked Chicken Sweet & Sour Meatballs Pork Chops Chicken Caesar Salad Beef Taco Bar
Au Gratin Potatoes Chow Mein Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Garlic Bread Refried Beans
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert
26 27 28 29 30
Philly Cheesesteak Shepherd’s Pie Meatloaf Stromboli loaded w. Meat Chicken Burger/Bun
Potato Wedges Biscuit Twice Baked Potatoes Veggies Tater Tots
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Salad Bar & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert

MENU SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO AVAILABILITY — ATTENTION:  For those who have food allergies, be aware that a large variety of food is prepared in the kitchen.  Therefore, meals may be prepared with ingredients and food service equipment may come in contact with ingredients to which you may have an allergic reaction, such as nuts.