Sherman County eNews #221

CONTENTS

  1. Sherman County Area Watershed Council Grant Opportunity

  2. Sherman County History Tidbits: County Fair Quiz

  3. Sherman County Court Session, Sept. 4

  4. Sherman County Fair 4-H Grand and Reserve Champions

  5. Self-Fulfilling Expectations

  6. Class: Understanding Medicines in Older Adults: Care Team Principles, Sept. 3

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


1. Sherman County Area Watershed Council Grant Opportunity

The Sherman County Area Watershed Council is interested in applying for a large grant through the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) this fall to provide cost share on riparian and upland cross fencing, along with rangeland restoration. Potential rangeland restoration practices include range seeding, annual grass control, spring developments, and other practices improving range health. Landowners will have 4 years to complete projects and cost share is 75% without a project cap. In addition to addressing resource concerns in riparian and rangeland areas, our hope is that this grant will allow landowners to fence off riparian buffers under the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) and utilize existing pastures outside of CREP buffers. Upland cross fencing will allow for increased rotational grazing management to improve rangeland and livestock health in Sherman County, along with other rangeland practices. If interested, please contact the SWCD Office by September 15th at (541) 565-3216 so we can complete required site visits and start getting an application together.


2. Sherman County History Tidbits: County Fair Quiz

pen.markerDid you notice the Sherman County Fair Quiz on the upper right corner of Sherman County eNews #217 on August 22nd?

 

 


3. Sherman County Court Session, Sept. 4

The Sherman County Court session scheduled for Wednesday, September 4th, 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/.


4. Sherman County Fair 4-H Grand and Reserve Champions

4-H clover1“Cow Pies and Curly Fries” was the theme for the 2019 Sherman County Fair, with Grand Marshalls Mark and Sharon Spender and Leo and Krista Coelsch of Moro.  Sherman County 4-H and FFA members entered a variety of competitions, with Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion winners listed below:

4-H RECORD BOOKS:    Grand Champion Record Book: Mercedez Cardona, Reserve Grand Champion:  Bailee Owens

PHOTOGRAPHY:  Grand Champion: Tierra Cyrus, Reserve Grand Champion:  Savanna Blagg

FIBER ARTS:  Grand Champion: Codie Lee Haner, Reserve Grand Champion:  Beth Burgess

HOME ECONOMICS – Clothing Grand Champion: Sebastian Burbank , Reserve Grand Champion: Erin Burbank

Food Preparation:  Grand Champion: Coral Mansfield, Reserve Grand Champion: Emma Robbins

Fashion Revue Grand Champion:  Beth Burgess,  Reserve Grand  Champion: Lexi Holt

Food Preservation:  Grand Champion:  Emma Robbins, Reserve Grand Champion:  Emma Robbins

LIVESTOCK – Poultry

Grand Champion Market Poultry:  Renan Christiansen

Reserve Grand Champion Market Poultry:  Dillian Stanfield

Grand Champion Poultry Showman:  Cali Johnson

Reserve Grand Champion Poultry Showman:  Joseph Ramos

LIVESTOCK – Sheep

Grand Champion Market Lamb:  Jordan Barrett

Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb:  Jordan Barrett

Grand Champion Sheep Showman:  Jordan Barrett

Reserve Grand Champion Sheep Showman:  Courtney Coelsch

LIVESTOCK – Beef

Grand Champion Market Steer:   Rhyder Smith

Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer:  Rhyder Smith

Grand Champion Beef Showman:  Natalie Martin

Reserve Grand Champion Beef Showman:  Kole Martin

LIVESTOCK – Swine

Grand Champion Market Hog:  Addison Smith

Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog:  Cadence Smith

Grand Champion Hog Showman:  Cadence Smith

Reserve Grand Champion Hog Showman:  Bailey Coelsch

LIVESTOCK – Goats

Grand Champion Market Goat:  Kiara Peters

Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat: Kaelex Peters

Grand Champion Goat Showman:  Jordan Barrett

Reserve Grand Champion Goat Showman:  Bailee Owens

HORSE – Showmanship

Grand Champion Horse Showman:  Mercedez Cardona

Reserve Grand Champion Horse Showman:  Bailey Coelsch

HORSE – Western Equitation Grand Champion:  Mercedez Cardona, Reserve Grand Champion:  Addison Smith

HORSE – Trail Grand Champion:  Addison Smith, Reserve Grand Champion:  Mercedez Cardona

LIVESTOCK – Grand Champion All Around Showman:  Jordan Barrett, Reserve Grand Champion:  Bailee Owens


5. Self-Fulfilling Expectations

Do you know what a self-fulfilling prophecy is? Most people know that a self-fulfilling prophecy is an event that, because it is predicted and expected, is therefore more likely to happen – some would say, caused to happen.

For example, according to Success magazine, two different groups of psychologists were once asked to observe the same child playing. One group was told beforehand that the child was emotionally disturbed. The other group was told that the child was a genius. When the psychologists were asked to report on their observations afterward, each group had found evidence to support their preconceived ideas.

Now, it’s important to realize that self-fulfilling prophecies are everyday experiences – not just laboratory experiments. What do you expect your day to be like when you get up in the morning? How do you expect your kids to behave? How much success do you expect for yourself? What do you expect for your organization’s production or sales for this month, or this year?

You see, if you predict failure, failure is generally what you will find. And if you expect excellence, excellence is very likely what you will get. How we think about a situation determines how we act, and how we act, more than anything else, determines the results.

That is how self-fulfilling prophecies work. There’s nothing magical about them. What you get in life is pretty much how you behave, coming back at you. Does that make sense? Do yourself a favor this week, and see if you recognize areas where you are setting yourself up because of your expectations. If you are setting yourself up for the good, terrific! If not, what can you do to change those internal expectations, and change your life, your work, your business?

And with school about to start again (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), how can you help the school-age children in your life set themselves up to expect the best, creating self-fulfilling expectations, and work toward them? ~The Pacific Institute


6. Class: Understanding Medicines in Older Adults: Care Team Principles, Sept. 3

Check-markGreenRegister today! Join Oregon Care Partners for free training in Hood River on September 3.  Understanding Medicines in Older Adults: Care Team Principles starts at 9:00 am at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.

Understanding Medicines in Older Adults: Care Team Principles 

HOOD RIVER – Tuesday, September 3

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Check-in starts at 8:30 am

Best Western Plus Hood River Inn

1108 E. Marina Way, Hood River, OR 97031

CEUs: 5.5

In this class, our expert instructor and a licensed pharmacist will teach you how to apply best practice tools and strategies to improve medication safety and communication within your care setting using a team approach to provide optimal care to the person(s) in your care.

In this class, you will:

  • Learn how medicines can work in older adults, including risk factors, age-related changes and adverse medication side effects
  • Develop a plan to implement or enhance a process for medication review and documentation in your care setting
  • Learn how to apply quality improvement techniques and communication strategies to improve medication safety practices
  • Learn to promote person-centered care through a team approach

Please help spread the word! Forward this email, print and share the attached flyer and talk with those who may benefit.

Oregon Care Partners provides free access to high-quality trainings designed to help professional and family caregivers of all levels improve the lives and quality of care of older adults living in Oregon. Create a free training profile at OregonCarePartners.com to register for classes.

For assistance, email info@oregoncarepartners.com or call 1-800-930-6851.


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