Sherman County eNews #288


  1. Notice. North Central Public Health District Seeks Registered Nurse

  2. Notice. Sherman County Court, Dec. 4

  3. Give Up on the Facade

  4. Questions to ask while your family is together for the holidays

  5. Being Thankful

  6. Sherman County Senior & Community Center December Meal Menu

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

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” –Aesop

1. North Central Public Health District Seeks Registered Nurse


North Central Public Health District (NCPHD) is seeking a full-time or part-time Registered Nurse to join their exceptional team.  Duties for this position may involve working in a clinic setting providing reproductive health and communicable disease services, immunizations, school nursing and community outreach.   NCPHD is located in the beautiful Columbia Gorge with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy and is only 90 miles from the Portland metro area.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  Applicants must be licensed as RN in State of Oregon and possess a valid driver’s license with good driving record.  Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.  Criminal background check is required.

SALARY RANGE:  $4355 – $5296 per month, full benefits package, M-F + paid holidays.

APPLICATIONS:  Obtain job description & application packet from NCPHD at 419 E. 7th Street, The Dalles, OR 97058, email, or by calling 541-506-2600.  Return completed packets to North Central Public Health, Attention:  Director, 419 E. 7th Street, The Dalles, OR 97058.  Opened until filled.  NCPHD is an EOE.

2. Notice. Sherman County Court, Dec. 4 

ShermanCoLogoThe Sherman County Court will meet in regular session on Wednesday, December 4th, at 9:00 a.m. 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

~Kristi Brown

Sherman County Court

Deputy Clerk/Temporary Administrative Assistant

500 Court Street

PO Box 365

Moro, OR 97039

3. Give Up on the Facade

It has been said that people can get used to almost anything. If it happens gradually over time and in small enough increments, this seems to be true. And, when you become used to things being a certain way, you develop what is called a comfort zone around them. When you are in your comfort zone, you don’t really have to think too much about it.

If you are used to cleaning up your house every day because you like things neat and tidy, it will put you out of your comfort zone to wake up in the morning and see a sink full of dirty dishes. You will generally make sure that doesn’t happen, or spend your time ignoring your kitchen, walking every which way but through it. If, on the other hand, you are used to seeing a sink full of dirty dishes every morning when you get up, it won’t bother you at all.

If you are expecting guests to your home, the things you have gotten used to and comfortable with may suddenly become very un-comfortable. “That’s okay for me,” you may think, “but I don’t want my guests to see it like that.” Do you know people who go on crash diets before a school reunion or other special event? This is the same type of thing. It’s “good enough” for every day, but not for special occasions.

Take a look at the different aspects of your life. Are there things you have gotten used to, bit by bit, that surprise you a little now? Give up the facade for your guests! You are worthy of the same consideration and the same high standards you display for others. It’s high time to turn those “special occasions” into everyday occurrences!

What are the things in your life that you have gotten used to, things that are not to your standards? It is time to make a comfort zone change!

Do it for yourself — because you are worth it! ~The Pacific Institute

4. Questions to ask while your family is together for the holidays

question.mark.circleAsk questions while there is still someone to ask! In addition to the basics – name, birthdate and place, marriage date and place, places lived, occupations, military service, names of grandparents and great-grandparents, ask about the nuts and bolts of everyday life! There will come a time when you will wish you asked! Think who, what, why, where, when and how!

Here’s a starter list…

In what ways do you think I’m like you? And not like you?

Who is the person who influenced your life the most?

Which new technology have you found most helpful in your life? Which do you find to be the most annoying?

Is there anything you have always wanted to tell me but never have?

Is there anything you regret not having asked your parents?

Do you wish anything had been different between us, or would you still like to change something?

What was the happiest moment of your life?

What are you most proud of?

How did your experience in the military/university/training mold you as a person?

What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?

What is your earliest memory?

Did you receive an allowance as a child? How much? Did you save your money or spend it?

Who were your friends when you were growing up?

What was your favorite thing to do for fun?

What were your favorite holidays?

What was school like for you as a child? What were your best and worst subjects?

What school activities and sports did you participate in?

Do you remember any fads from your youth? Popular hairstyles? Clothing?

What world events had the most impact on you?

How would you like to be remembered?

5. Being Thankful


I could list the gifts I’m thankful for and write until next week.

My health, my eyes, my darling wife, granddaughter’s rosy cheeks.

Treasured friends, that if I called, would say, “I’m on my way.”

A precious mother, that lucky me, turns eighty-one today.

Children I’m so proud of, sisters that make me smile,

little ones that call me Pops; my list could reach for miles.

A soldier in some foreign place, assuring liberty for me,

a sunny sky, a frosty morn, a blue-green shimmering sea.

I’m thankful that in this land I love, we’re free to disagree,

where we aspire to so much more than mediocrity.

I keep this mental list of gifts and add to it each day,

like God’s unique and precious love, whose patience never sways.

A similar list, I know you have, so think on that awhile,

and be thankful, friends, that everyday our gifts outweigh our trials.

By James T. Atkins

6. Sherman County Senior & Community Center December Meal Menu

Sherman County Senior & Community Center

Meal Menu

December 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 #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
2 3 4 5 6
BBQ Baked Chicken Swedish Meatballs Chicken Fried Steak Sloppy Joes w/ Bun Clam Chowder
Au Gratin Potatoes Rice Pilaf Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Potato Wedges Baked Fish
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Salad Bar & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Salad Bar & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert
9 10 11 12 13
Hot Ham & Cheese Chicken Fajitas Salisbury Steak Huli Huli Chicken Pizza loaded w/ Meat
Soup Refried Beans Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Mambo Rice Veggies
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Salad Bar & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Salad Bar & Fruit Salad & Dessert
16 17 18 19 20
Hamburger Stew Cheeseburger w/ Bun Oven Fried Chicken Chili Relleno Casserole Fish & Chips
Rolls Tater Tots Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Mexican Rice Veggies
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Salad Bar & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Salad Bar & Fruit Salad & Dessert
23 Christmas Lunch 24 25 26 27
Baked Ham CLOSED CLOSED Beef Chili Turkey Bacon Swiss Sando
Au Gratin Potatoes FOR FOR Cornbread Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Veggies, Salad & Dessert CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS Salad Bar & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert
30 31 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.

Chicken Alfredo Fettuccini CLOSED
Veggies FOR
Salad & Dessert NEW YEARS

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