Sherman County eNews #248

CONTENTS

  1. All County Prayer Meeting at Wasco Church of Christ, Oct. 2

  2. New Extension Faculty for Sherman/Wasco Counties

  3. Gilliam-Wheeler County Farm Service Agency is Hiring!

  4. Save a dollar a day! Put weather-stripping around your door frame.

  5. Sherman County History Tidbits: Sherman County, Oregon – A Historical Collection

  6. Finding Role Models

  7. Sherman County Senior & Community Center October Meal Menu

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


A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever. –John Adams.


1. All County Prayer Meeting at Wasco Church of Christ, Oct. 2

The All County Prayer Meeting is Wednesday October 2 @ the Wasco Church of Christ. Fellowship starts at 6:30 PM, Pray time starts at 7:00 PM and ends at 8:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to come and join the meeting, come and join in when you can get there and stay as long as you can. ~ Red Gibbs


2. New Extension Faculty for Sherman/Wasco Counties

Assistant Dean Sam Angima, Outreach & Engagement, College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University, announces that Jacob Powell will start his position as the general agriculture faculty (assistant professor – practice), covering Sherman/Wasco Counties effective Monday, September 30, 2019. In this position, Jacob will conduct needs assessments and deliver Extension programs on educational and research priorities for the agricultural programs in Sherman and Wasco counties. Prior to coming to OSU, Jacob worked as a coordinator for the Sherman County area watershed council as well as the local SWCD in Moro, Oregon. Please welcome Jacob and invite him to collaborate with you in your individual and working group programs.


3. Notice. Gilliam-Wheeler County Farm Service Agency is Hiring!

NOTICE OF PERMANENT VACANCY
Gilliam-Wheeler County Farm Service Agency Program Technician
The Gilliam-Wheeler County Farm Service Agency (FSA) is accepting applications for a permanent, full-time Program Technician in Condon, Oregon. Applications will be accepted beginning Friday, September 27th and closing Thursday, October 10th. Salary range of $27,030 – $54,670 per year based on qualifications and experience. Responsibilities include: Carrying out office activities and functions pertaining to one or more of the program areas administered in the county, interpreting and explaining procedures, program regulations and forms to producers and other agency personnel, utilizing various web-based software applications to maintain producer data and processing automated forms, using a high degree of initiative and judgment in planning and carrying out assigned tasks and resolving problems encountered. A copy of the vacancy announcement and application may be obtained online by visiting: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/547008600. For more information please contact the Oregon FSA State Admin Specialist Martin Nguyen at 503-404-1127 or email at martin.nguyen@usda.gov.


4. Save a dollar a day! Put weather-stripping around your door frame. 

Save a dollar a day! Put weather-stripping around your door frame. If you had a 4-inch hole in your wall, you’d patch it, right? But consider a door frame which fits “fairly close,” having only a 1/16” gap around the perimeter. Since the height of most doors is 78” and the width is about 33”, the perimeter of the door adds up to 222.” With a 1/16” gap, the area of the opening is about 14 square inches. That’s equivalent to a round hole with a 2” radius or 4” diameter. In a typical home, heat loss around leaky doors is the most common – and easily preventable – waste of energy. Whether owning or renting, weather stripping is the cheapest thing you can do to save money. ~Institute for Theological Encounter With Science and Technology, Fall 2011.


5. Sherman County History Tidbits: Sherman County, Oregon – A Historical Collection

Sherman County, Oregon, A Historical Collection is a local history website launched in 2017 that will appeal to history enthusiasts and genealogists. The website offers a 1965 cemetery survey, stories, time lines, photographs and information about businesses, churches, government, military service, places and towns. See http://shermancountyoregon.com.  This is a big site, the result of a lifetime journey with local storytellers and record keepers, but it’s not everything. There is a wealth of information in the interpretive exhibits, publications and collections at the national-award-winning Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro.


6. Finding Role Models

Just about everyone knows that good role models are important for a child’s development, but have you ever thought about why this is true?

If you are familiar with the Institute’s work, you know that it emphasizes visualization, because we have learned that our mental images, for the most part, are what determine our reality. In other words, the way we see ourselves and the world is what decides how we will behave, and how we behave determines, to a very great extent, what will happen to us.

Role models serve as living, breathing mental images that help us visualize the way we would like to live – or not like to live, which is sometimes the case. (Yes, there are role models for what not to do, and who not to be.)

What kinds of role models are best? No question about it, people we can actually get to know. You see, while it is helpful to read about an admirable person in a book or a magazine, watch an inspiring life story in the movies, or watch successful people on TV, it is much more powerful when we can actually interact with someone who shows us possibilities for ourselves.

When we can manage to create these personal interactions on a daily or regular basis, as we do with parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches and so on, this has the most powerful impact of all. These interpersonal relationships give us insight into the “why” these people have been so effective and inspirational.

And remember parents, your children will learn far more from what you do than from what you say. The best role models only need to set and live a good example. The kids will figure the rest out for themselves.

No pressure . . . ~The Pacific Institute


7. Sherman County Senior & Community Center October Meal Menu

Sherman County Senior & Community Center

Meal Menu

October 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!

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  1 2 3 4
Chicken Pot Pie Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Mexican Macaroni Skillet Stuffed Peppers
Veggies Veggies Veggies Garlic Bread
Salad Bar & Fruit Salad & Dessert Salad Bar & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert
7 8 9 10 11
BBQ Baked Chicken Taco Salad Hot Turkey/Roll Navy Bean/Ham Soup Fish & Chips
Au Gratin Potatoes Tortilla Chips & Veggies Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Muffins & Veggies Veggies
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Salad Bar & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Salad Bar & Fruit Salad & Dessert
14 15 16 17 18
Patty Melt Italian Meatballs Shepherd’s Pie Chicken Broccoli Casserole Sloppy Joes/Bun
Potato Wedges Spaghetti Biscuits Veggies Tater Tots
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Salad Bar & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Salad Bar & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert
21 22  23  24  25  
Ham & Swiss Quiche Ground Beef Stroganoff Oven Fried Chicken Baked Potato Bar Clam Chowder
Muffins & Veggies Pasta Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Chili, Cheese & Veggies Baked Fish
Salad & Dessert Salad Bar & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Salad Bar & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert
28 29 30 31  
Sweet & Sour Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake Meatloaf Dirty Rice w/ Beef
Rice & Veggies Mashed Potatoes Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Tortilla Chips & Veggies
Salad & Dessert Salad Bar & Fruit Salad, Veggies & Dessert Salad Bar & Fruit

Menu subject to change due to availability

ATTENTION:  For those who have food allergies, be aware that a large variety of foods are 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.


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

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