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Progress made on new home of Extension, Experiment station Construction is underway in Morn on the new Oregon State University Extension office building at Morn, which, along with the Extension office, will house the OSU Experiment Station, th e Sherman County Weed and Pest Control office and the Sherman County Plan- ning Department office. The new 3,600 square foot building will also include a conference room and lunch room. It is anticipated the building will be completed in mid-February. ; (Cody Bettencourt photo) Flu season returns to Oregon, vaccinations suggested especially those 6 months to 23 months of age. -- People 50 years of age or older. -- Anyone with underlying medical conditions such as chronic pulmonary conditions, including asthma; cardiovascular conditions, except isolated hypertension; renal, hepatic, neurological, hematologic or metabolic disorders, including diabetes mellitus; and immunosuppression, including those caused by medications or HIV. -- People in long-term- care facilities. -- People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from the flu. In addition to getting immunized, it's also important to ward off the flu and other viruses and bacteria by these methods: -- Protect yourself and Oregon Public Health officials have received the first report of an Oregonian hospitalized with the flu. The Lincoln County Health Department reported that the 61-year-old woman who was hospitalized with influenza has recovered. Although flu activity remains low so far this season, this is the first report of hospitalization for flu. "Every flu season is different, and influenza can affect people differently," said Paul Cieslak, M.D., of Oregon Public Health. "Even healthy children and adults can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year." There are plentiful supplies of flu vaccine throughout Oregon. Public Health officials recommend that everyone six months of age or older get vaccinated. Vaccinh'tidh is espefttl !;-0ftie by Washing your importani if you're W:0iid:bf  :: handg 0fie i , these groups: -- Pregnant women. --Children 6 months through 4 years of age, and Globettes -- Cover your mouth with something other than your hand when you cough. -- If you're sick, go see the doctor, but otherwise try not to go out and expose others to your illness. To get more information about influenza and to find out where to get vaccinated against the flu, contact the health centers in your community - South Gilliam Continued from page 2 at St. John Parish Hall. Seating is limited, make reservations by calling Shellie Greenwood, 541- 384-2267; Dorothy Schott, 541-384-4126; or Chris Fatland, 541-384-2834. Harry Hartley passed through town briefly last week enroute from an Oregon/Washington Past Exalted Rulers confab in Washington and visiting family along the way. An opportunity to share your musical talents is being initiated in Condon. A 'Song Circle' will be held every Thursday night at Country Flowers, 5:30 to 8 p.m. for anyone in high school and older to bring instrumental and vocal talents to share with others who are musically inclined. Call Diana Wild for additional information, 503-784-3332. Health Center in Condon, 541-384-2061; Arlington Medical Center, 541-454- 2888; Asher Community Health Center in Fossil, 541- 763-2725; and the Morn Medical Center, 541-565- 3325. October 20, 2011 The Times-Journal Columbia Basin Electric sponsors annual photo contest Columbia Basin Electric Co-Op will conduct its annual Photography Contest this fall. The Cooperative is looking for entries from which to select quality prints to be enlarged and put on permanent display. Entries will be received at both the Condon and Heppner offices now through 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Entries must be photographs, either standard or digital, color or black-and-white, and taken within the C.B.E.C. service territory, with some indication or reference to electricity or electrical infrastructure. This required element may be very minor, however. A panel appointed by C.B.E.C. will perform independent judging of entries. Judge's decisions will be final. There will be two entry classes -- entries of people/animals and entries of landscapes/general interest. The same photo may be entered in both classes if desired, but a copy for each class will be required. Photos 8 x 10 in size are preferred, but Fire season terminated on ODF-protected lands ," As of Monday, Oct 17, ' Permits are required for 'fire season' was' officially" " burn barrels, open burning, 9r stlands and burning of slash from by Oregon either logging or thinning. Permits can be acquired from an Oregon Department of terminated for forestlands protected Department of Forestry, Central Oregon District. This includes ODF-protected private, state, county, municipal, and tribal lands in Grant, Harney, Wheeler, Morrow, Umatilla and Gilliam counties. Landowners are asked to be cautious. Fall weather, with intermittent rain showers, does nQt:eljminate fire danger. "Many landowners have begun their fall and winter burn planning. They need to notify ODF so that the proper documentation can be submitted," stated Angie Johnson, John Day Unit forester for Oregon Department of Forestry. "Also, it is important adequate resources are present to prevent any spread and the burns are monitored at all times." Laser Clean Vented Heating Systems A Laser heater provides t all the comfort and convenience of a central heating system in one .............. small, efficient unit at a .... fraction of the cost! TOYOTOMI Cooling  Heating Products Fossil Fuel Inc. 1003 Main Street, P.O. Box 229, Fossil, OR 97830 Call Fossil Fuel Today Phone no. 541-763-4766 Cerebrate Fall!! Condon Dollars for Scholars 5th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser 1 WHAT: Condon Dollars for Scholars 3 Course Prime Rib Dinner & Silent Auction Salad/Artisan Breads/Entree/Trimmings & Dessert Reserved for Adults ~ 21 & Older WHEN: Saturday, October 22 WHERE: St. John Parish Hall ~ Condon, OR COST: $30 a Ticket Wine ~ Micro Brews ~ Silent Auction Doors Open ~ 5:45 p.m. A Silent Auction Preview  Dinner Served @ 6:30 p.m. sOe, ieR EGSreEeRVtJolO NS541-384-2267 Dorothy Schott .-. 541-384-4126 Chris Fatland .-. 541-384-2834 ' 4 Forestry office. Local Oregon Department of Forestry offices can be contacted for additional information -- John Day Unit, 541575-1139; Fossil Sub-Unit, 541-763-2575; Monument Guard Station, 541-934,2300; orsee the www:oregon.gov/ODF/ centratoregon/. Page 5 smaller entries are allowed. A first, second and third place finish for each class will be awarded, with prizes of $50 for each first place, $35 for each second place, and $15 for each third place award. Entrants will agree to allow Columbia Basin Electric Co-Op to enlarge, frame, and permanently display winning entries at C.B.E.C.'s discretion, with no compensation or value paid. Appropriate recognition wilt be noted of entrant. All entrants must be members/consumers of Columbia Basin Electric Cooperative, Inc. No single entrant may submit more than four entries in any one class. Of note this year is an additional Black & White class of entry. A theme of 'This is Our Service Territory!' has been adopted for this category, with an extra prize of $50 to the selected entry. Anyone wishing additional information or details may call Tom Wolff of C .B .E .C.'s Heppner office at 676-9146. /Costume P=rtg ; October 29, 9 p.m. Music by DJ Andrew Scale Prizes for the best costume for couple, best woman, best man Come If You Dare/ Condon Chamberof Commerce " 00carecrow Conte00[ ." Canisters @ Bank of EO, Two Boys, B & C, Murrays & Country Flowers FAVORITE BUSINESS: ..... : ....  ..... ' "FAVORITEME} : ; : ;' !-:i,,;i i,w l',o *i II Display your Scarecrows at Your Business or Home through October Cut this Ballot Out and return it to one of the Ballot Canisters by October 24! 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Estate Planning Workshop Jan Austermiller, Sr. Financial Security Consultant Country Financial and Insurance Co. 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Gilliam County Farm Bureau Barry Bushue, President Oregon Farm Bureau Federation Dennis Myhrum, Field Services Director Oregon Farm Bureau Federation 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Gilliam County Cattlemen Mike Yutzie, President Gilliam County Cattlemen 4:00- 5:30 p.m.  Gilliam County Wheat Growers League  ,, Blake Rowe, Chief Executive Officer I Oregon Wheat Growers League & Oregon Wheat Commission " Issues & Membership Update Jeff Kaser, Manager Mid-Columbia Producers Grain Markets 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. ~ No-Host Social Hour 6:30 p.m. ~ Banquet Barbecued Steak Dinner ,-, Condon Elks Staff Keynote Speaker: Barry Bushue, President Oregon Farm Bureau Federation PLEASE RSVP To the Gilliam County Extension Office, 541-384-2271 1-11rllllll' lift Ill RIt' Ill: I/ilil lh lhll ihl]lll!l [lllllllll(i', II$1fft: 1111|F I1[1 ? 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