1 BROUGHT TO YOU BY DATAVISION March 2015 Upcoming Events: DataVision Cooperative Annual Meeting, April 14th 7:00pm - 8:30pm Photo Contest Pages 2-9: Community News Pages 10-11: French Prairie Connector Welcome to Connected! Feel free to us any information you d like to be included in the next issue of Connected. us at DataVision Cooperative Annual Meeting Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm Join us at the 68th Annual Meeting for some cookies and the latest news and technology updates. Don t forget to pick up your DataVision customer appreciation gift! Do you like to take photos of nature, pets or people? Get ready for our Spring Photo Contest! Submit your favorite photo and you could win a gift card! There are three categories: 1) Spring into Action, 2) Spring into Life, and 3) Spring into Bloom. Use your creativity to figure out what each category means to you and how your photo will apply! Submissions are due April 30, Winners will be announced May 1st in the May issue of Connected and on the DataVision Facebook page. You do not have to be a customer to participate, but you must be 13 or older. Each participant may only submit one photo per category. One winner will be picked from each category. Photos will be judged by DataVision employees. submissions to
2 Parents of the Senior Class at Gervais High School... Monday, March 2nd (6:30 pm) - Senior Parents Meeting - Senior Parents of Gervais High School Students usually meet once a month during the school year to plan for the Senior class graduation party. MOST meetings are held on a week day at the beginning of the month beginning at 6:30pm, in the Library at Gervais High School. Gervais High School Parents... Tuesday, March 3rd (7:00 pm) - Gervais Pride Association (GPA) Meeting - GPA Meetings are for parents of Gervais High School Students. MOST meetings are held on a week day at the beginning of the month beginning at 7:00pm, in the Library at Gervais High School. Get in the know with the City of Gervais... Thursday, March 5th (7:00 pm) - Gervais City Council Meeting - Attend a Gervais City Council Meeting to stay connected with what is going on. It s a great time to meet the local City Council Members, Mayor & local officials. Citizens of Gervais... Tuesday, March 10th (7:00 pm) - 4th of July Festival Meeting - The City of Gervais is currently planning the annual 4th of July Festival. A committee has been formed and welcomes more citizen participation. The committee is also seeking VOLUNTEERS for the day of the event. (See ad) Kids making Miracles (raising $ for Doernbecher)... Saturday, March 14th (7:00 pm) - Mr. & Miss Gervais Pageant - Students at Gervais High School compete during a pageant, while raising money to donate to Doernbecher Children s Hospital for a great cause! Tickets are $5 each, available at Gervais High School. (See ad) Join Us for a Fabulous BBQ Dinner... Sunday, March 15th (11:00-3:00pm) - St. Louis BBQ Chicken Dinner - Come on down to the Sacred Heart School Hall located at 515 7th Street, Gervais, Oregon for dinner! Adults eat for $11.00; children 12 and under eat for $7.00. There will be a country store chock full with baked goods and candy and there will also be a raffle. See you there!
3 Open House... Thursday, March 18th (6:30 pm) - Open House hosted by Gervais City Council - The Gervais City Council is hosting an Open House on March 18th at 6:30pm. At this meeting, the Council will review updated sections of the Comprehensive Plan related to housing and economic growth. The Open House is a chance for the public to share their thoughts on these subjects with city leaders and staff. There will also be an opportunity for citizens of Gervais to express interest in volunteer opportunities for the City. Because your input is important to these projects, you are encouraged to attend and share your ideas. Supporters of the Gervais School District... Thursday, March 19th (6:00 pm) - Gervais School Board Meeting - Gervais School Board Meetings are held in the Conference Center at the District Office. Attend to be connected with what s happening in the district. Free Lunch during Spring Break... March 23rd - 27th (12:00 pm 1:00 pm ) - Spring Break Lunch Program - Gervais School District has partnered with the Marion Polk Food Share to provide FREE meals during Spring Break to children (ages 1-18) in Gervais. VOLUNTEERS are needed, please contact Arnulfo: FREE Training... Monday, March 30th (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm ) - Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) - Gervais is looking for citizens who are interested in attending a FREE training on Emergency Response. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is an all-risk, all-hazard training course. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation. CERT members receive 21 hours (one day a week for six weeks and on Saturday class) of initial training. CERT is provided free of charge within the Boundaries of the Woodburn Fire District to anyone 18 or over (Participants from outside the Woodburn Fire District are charged a $25.00 fee). (See ad) If you know of anyone who d like to be added to our list, please let us know. Your support to our monthly community s is appreciated - please help us spread the word. THANK YOU!! Sincerely, French Prairie Community Progress Team
4 Basketball Tournament in coming up in March... YOUTH JAM 3 on 3: Saturday, March 21th ADULT TOURNAMENT: 5 on 5 Friday-Sunday, March 27th, 28th, 29th L.E.a.R.N. (Latino Educational and Recreational Network) presents its 25th Anniversary! The annual tournament is held at Gervais High School & Gervais Elementary School. Admission: $3 children (ages 7-17) / $5 adults (ages 18 and over) $8 weekend pass (for an individual) / $20 family pass (5 person max) Bring a can food item for $1 to be taken off of your admission (Sunday ONLY ) All canned food items collected will be donated to local food bank. Come cheer on some of our Gervais athletes as well as many other talented athletes that come from across Oregon and other states! For more information and to register visit the website: EARLY BIRD DEADLINE for adult teams ($50 discount): Friday, February 13th DEADLINE: for all teams to register is Saturday, February 28th
5 Annual St Louis Parish BBQ CHICKEN DINNER Sunday, March 15 th Served from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Adult $11.00 Children 12 & under $7.00 At the Sacred Heart School Hall th St Gervais Chicken and/or Dinners to Go Chicken, Baked Potato, Roll, Green Beans, Coleslaw & Dessert Country Store/Candy Raffle: Quilt, KitchenAid Mixer, $100 Contact #
6 Spring Break Fun Time! Descanso de primavera y tiempo divertido March 23-27, de marzo de p.m. Each Day 12-1 p.m. cada día Ages 1-18 Welcome! Niños y jóvenes de 1 a 18 años bienvenidos! Salem and Keizer Locations North and West Salem Auburn Elementary School Auburn Road NE Chavez Elementary School Walker Road NE Eastwood Boys and Girls Club Savage Road, NE Glen Creek Village Apartments Orchard Heights Road NW Highland Elementary School Highland Avenue NE Knudson Boys and Girls Club Summer Street NE Kroc Center Bill Frey Drive Oak Park Community Bible Church Lancaster Drive NE Orchard Park Apartments Kacey Circle NE Parkway Village Apartments th Place NE Salem 1st Free Methodist Church Silverton Road NE Swegle Boys and Girls Club Market Street NE Waldo Middle School Lansing Avenue NE Walker Middle School th Street NW YMCA Court Street NE Yoshikai Elementary School Jade Street NE South Salem Bush Elementary School th Street SE Colonia Libertad Saddle Club Street SE Salem Library Liberty Street SE Eyre Elementary School Buffalo Drive SE Faye Wright Elementary School Lone Oak Street SE Four Corners Elementary School Elma Avenue SE Liberty Elementary School Liberty Road South Keizer Claggett Creek Middle School Alder Drive NE Cummings Elementary School Cummings Lane N Keizer Civic Center Chemawa Road NE Keizer Boys and Girls Club Noren Avenue NE FREE Activities Books Lunch Fun! GRATuiToS Actividades Libros Almuerzo Divertido! Other Locations in Marion & Polk counties Aumsville Mt View Wesleyan Church Main Street Dallas Whitworth Elementary School SE Miller Street Lyle Elem School SW Levens Street Gervais Gervais Elementary School Douglas Avenue Grand Ronde Grand Ronde Community Center Grand Ronde Rd Building B Hubbard Rivenes Park - 4th & D Streets Independence Henry Hill Elementary School S 5th Street Colonia Amistad - 30 S Gun Club Road Jefferson Jefferson Fire Main Station N Main Street Mt Angel St. Mary s Elementary School E College Street Silverton Eugene Field Elementary School N Water Street Stayton Stayton Christian Church E Washington Street Woodburn Washington Elementary School E. Lincoln Street Nuevo Amanacer th Street This program is sponsored by: Marion-Polk Food Share, Salem- Keizer Schools Child and Adult Care Food Program, Salem-Keizer Education Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of Salem Marion and Polk Counties, Salem Housing Authority, Food and Nutrition Services for the Central, Dallas, North Marion and Woodburn School Districts, Polk County Service Integration Team and other community partners. USDA and these institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. Call for more information.
7 CITY of GERVAIS FLOWER BASKETS SHARE THE PRIDE IN YOUR CITY BE A FLOWER BASKET SPONSOR This is your opportunity to participate in this year s annual spring and summer hanging flower baskets by donating your tax deductible contribution for the beautification of our community. CITY OF GERVAIS FLOWER BASKET SPONSORSHIP Name: Phone: Address: Date: I wish to be a sponsor by donating $ to support the beautification of my city. Donations may be made at City Hall, 592 Fourth Street, or mailed to P.O. Box 329, Gervais, OR Please make checks payable to the City of Gervais, and put flower basket on the memo line. Sponsors will be recognized on the city web page. Thank You. Mayor Shanti Platt All donations are tax deductible: If you have questions, please call City Hall at
8 P R E S S R E L E A S E FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today s Date: January 7, 2015 Contact: Terry Witter Pageant Advisor (503) or (503) Deb Holum Pageant Advisor (503) MR. & MISS GERVAIS PAGEANT RAISES FUNDS FOR WORTHY CAUSES Twelve Gervais High School students will put their best foot forward during the 2015 Mr. and Miss Gervais Pageant Saturday, March 14 th, at 7:00pm. The pageant is being held at Gervais High School as a benefit for Kids Making Miracles Foundation for Doernbecher Children s Hospital. Kids Making Miracles (KMM) is a volunteer effort by students from all over Oregon and Southwest Washington to help support a state-of- the-art health care facility for children. Patients of Doernbecher come from all over the region to receive much needed care from the facility. This year the need to help Doernbecher families is even greater than before. Proceeds from the evening go directly to these two causes. The contestants consist of six senior boys and six senior girls. They are: Alec Anthony, Ben Avery, Melissa Casas, Shawn Guerrero, Brandelyn Ifft, Vanessa Lopez, Paulina Oropeza, Tito Rodriguez, Emily Saafeld, Dakota Sandoval, Sam Wheeler, and Jessica Wolfer. They were selected by Gervais High School teachers and other staff to represent the epitome of spirit, involvement, hard work, and respect from the Class of 2015 of Gervais High School. They will be judged in many different categories by a panel of local celebrity judges. The categories include: Casual Wear, Sports Wear, Formal Wear, Talent Competition, and Interview Questions. The contestants also compete by independently raising contributions. The emcees are Enrique Flores, Sofia Flores, and Tiana Jaramillo of Gervais High School, who will also serve as Pageant Coordinators for this year s pageant. Gervais High School has been supporting Doernbecher Children s Hospital since This will be the fifteenth year the high school has had a combined pageant held in the evening. The pageant is dedicated to the memory of Jovita Reyes, a Gervais High School student, who passed away Thanksgiving Day, Tickets for the pageant are $5.00 and are available in the Gervais High School Office or by requesting tickets in writing. Requests for tickets and/or donations may be sent to; Mr. and Miss Gervais Pageant, c/o Gervais High School, P.O. Box 195, Gervais, OR Checks should be made out to Gervais High School.
9 WOODBURN FIRE DISTRICT C.E.R.T. Class Syllabus Welcome and Information Unit 1 Disaster Preparedness o Community Preparedness o Roles and Responsibilities o Hazards and their Potential Impact o Home and Workplace Preparedness o Reducing the Impact of Hazards through Mitigation o C.E.R.T. Disaster Response o Additional Training for C.E.R.T. Unit 3 Disaster Medical Operations Part 1 o Treating Life-Threatening Conditions o Triage Unit 4 Disaster Medical Operations Part 2 o Public Health Considerations o Disaster Medical Operations Organization o Establishing Medical Treatment Areas o Conducting Head-TO-Toe Assessments o Treating Burns o Wound Care o Treating Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains, and Strains o Nasal Injuries o Treating Cold Related Injuries o Treating Heat Related Injuries o Bites and Stings Unit 6 C.E.R.T. Organization o C.E.R.T. Organization o C.E.R.T. Mobilization o Documentation Unit 7 Disaster Psychology o Disaster Trauma o Team Well-Being o Working with Survivor s Trauma
10 FRENCH PRAIRIE CONNECTOR A Publication of the French Prairie Community Progress Team February 2015 Involved Families Reach Their Full Potential and Maintain Wellness PO Box 404, Gervais, OR Phone: Do you know there is a number you can call for information on resources? For free? Just dial 211 or if you have internet access you can go to their website at What kind of resources do they connect you with? According to their website, they have 3,000 agencies providing over 50,000 programs to people throughout Oregon and (Southwest) Washington. They tell you about food bank information, shelters, how to get clothing for free or reduced cost, parenting resources (like Ask and Stages Questionnaire Oregon Dot COM) where you can find out if child s general development is on schedule. They also can help you find: Oregon Safe Net which provides Free, Confidential information and referral helpline for Oregon families. Community health, social and mental health services, immediate care health service, pregnancy and reproductive health services. (asqoregon.com) They also have an early learning link that provides information on Autism called Early Autism Research and Learning for the Young Child (EARLY) mission is to improve the quality of life for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. (asqoregon.com) They also have fun resources like: the KROC Community Center, A.C. Gilbert s Discovery Village for arts and crafts lessons. (211info.org) So check out 211info.org or call 211 to see what resources are available for you. WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT IN A HEALTHY WAY? One step you can take to a healthier diet is to drink more water. This is a small step that can make a big difference in your diet. According to Web MD, Here are six reasons to make sure you're drinking enough water or other fluids every day: 1. Drinking Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids. Your body is composed of about 60% water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature. "Through the posterior pituitary gland, your brain communicates with your kidneys and tells it how much water to excrete as urine or hold onto for reserves," says Guest, who is also an adjunct professor of medicine at Stanford University. 2. Water Can Help Control Calories. For years, dieters have been drinking lots of water as a weight loss strategy. While water doesn't have any magical effect on weight loss, substituting it for higher calorie beverages can certainly help What works with weight loss is if you choose water or a non-caloric beverage over a caloric beverage and/or eat a diet higher in water-rich foods that are healthier, more filling, and help you trim calorie intake," says Penn State researcher Barbara Rolls, PhD, author of The Volumetrics Weight Control Plan Food with high water content tends to look larger, its higher volume requires more chewing, and it is absorbed more slowly by the body, which helps you feel full. Water-rich foods include fruits, vegetables, broth-based soups, oatmeal, and beans. 3. Water Helps Energize Muscles. Cells that don't maintain their balance of fluids and electrolytes shrivel, which can result in muscle fatigue. "When muscle cells don't have adequate fluids, they don't work as well and performance can suffer," says Guest. 4. Water Helps Keep Skin Looking Good. Your skin contains plenty of water, and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss. But don't expect overhydration to erase wrinkles or fine lines, says Atlanta dermatologist Kenneth Ellner, MD...is a big success. Thanks to some determined Gervais ladies. It all started when a young boy came to a local Gervais Mom s (who wants to remain anonymous) house to trick or treat. She asked him where is your costume? He stated that his family couldn t afford a costume so he did not own one. Our determined mom thought that that was a shame and she thought that she could do something about it. So she set out to change things. One of the first things that she did was spread the word. Carmen Leiva was contacted. Mrs. Leiva helped by putting the flyer that was made onto Mrs. Leiva ed Newsletter. In the meantime, our local mom was busy going to business and asking for their left over Halloween Costumes at a discounted price. She bought the costumes at an extremely discounted price. Now she has a wide variety of Costume sizes and themes. So if you know someone that could really use a Halloween costume next Halloween have them contact Carmen Leiva at Or if you would like to donate a costume, the FPCT can write you a tax receipt for your donation upon request. WHAT IS C.H.I.P? In 2011 a community health assessment for Marion County was completed. The result is the Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) for four separate areas of Marion County: Salem-Keizer, Santiam Canyon, Silverton and North Marion County. The top four health priorities for North Marion County are: adults who are obese (28.3%), teen fruit and vegetable consumption (19%), teen pregnancy rate (40.6/1000), and teens who engage in regular physical activities (49.5%). As a result of the CHIP objectives, the FPCPT has provided teens with information about the program (five fruits or vegetables daily, 2 hours or less of TV time, 1 hour of physical exercise daily and 0 sugary drinks. This school year FPCPT will be presenting teens with information about e-cigarettes and hookahs. Also look for a walking club for adults to start in Spring If you are interested in joining the walking club, FPCPT at or call Have news or an activity you want reported? Call or FPCPT. We want your news.
11 Sabes que hay un número que puede llamar para obtener información sobre los recursos? De forma gratis? Sólo tiene que marcar 211 o si usted tiene acceso al Internet, se puede ir al Web: Qué tipo de recursos con que se conectan? Según su sitio web, tienen 3,000 agencias que proveen más de 50,000 programas para personas en Oregon y (Suroeste) de Washington. Dan información de bancos de alimentos; refugios; cómo conseguir ropa gratis o a un costo reducido; recursos para crianza de niños; donde se puede saber si el desarrollo general del niño es normal. También pueden ayudarle a encontrar: Oregon Segura Net , que proporciona información gratuita y confidencial y línea de ayuda de referencia para las familias de Orego: salud comunitaria, los servicios sociales y de salud mentales, servicio de salud la atención inmediata, el embarazo, y los servicios de salud reproductiva. (asqoregon.com) También tienen un vínculo de aprendizaje rápida que facilite información sobre el autismo llamado Early Autism Investigación y Aprendizaje para los Niños Pequeños. Su misión es mejorar la calidad de vida de los niños con trastornos del espectro autista y sus familias. (asqoregon.com) También tienen recursos divertidos como: el Centro Comunitario KROC, AC Gilbert Casa de artes y manualidas. (211info.org) Si tienes interes, visita a 211info.org o llama al 211 para opciones. QUIERES BAJAR DE PESO EN UNA MANERA SALUDABLE? Un cosa que puedes hacer para aprovechar una dieta mas saludable es beber más agua. Este es un pequeño paso que puede hacer una gran diferencia en su dieta. De acuerdo con Web MD, aquí están cuartro razones para asegurarse de que usted está bebiendo suficiente agua u otros líquidos cada día: 1. Beber agua ayuda a mantener el equilibrio de los fluidos corporales. Su cuerpo se compone 60% de agua. Las funciones de estos fluidos corporales incluyen: la digestión, absorción, la circulación, la creación de la saliva, el transporte de nutrientes, y el mantenimiento de la temperatura corporal. "A través de la glándula pituitaria posterior, su cerebro se comunica con sus riñones y dice que la cantidad de agua para excretar en la orina o aferrarse a las reservas," dice un professor de medicina en la Universidad de Stanford. 2. El agua puede ayudar controlar las calorías. Durante años, personas han estado bebiendo mucha agua como una estrategia de bajar de peso. Mientras que el agua no tiene ningún efecto mágico sobre la bajada de peso, sustituyéndola por bebidas altas en calorías sin duda puede ayudar. "Lo que funciona con bajar de peso es si usted escoje el agua o una bebida sin calorías en veces de una bebida de calorías y comer una dieta alta en alimentos ricos en agua que son más saludables, más te rellena, y te ayudará a recortar el consumo de calorías," dice Barbara Rolls, PhD, autor de La Dieta Volumétrica Control de Peso. Alimentos con alto contenido de agua parecen más grandes, su volumen más alto requiere más masticación, y que se absorben más lentamente por el cuerpo, lo que ayuda a sentirse satisfecho. Los alimentos ricos en agua son las frutas, verduras, sopas a base de caldo, avena y frijoles. 3. El agua ayuda dar energia a los músculos. Las células que no mantienen el equilibrio de líquidos y electrolitos se arrugan, lo que puede resultar en fatiga muscular. "Cuando las células musculares no tienen suficientes líquidos, no funcionan muy bien y el rendimiento pueden sufrir," dice Professor Visitante. 4. El agua ayuda a mantener la piel en buen estado. Su piel contiene mucha agua, y funciona como una barrera protectora para prevenir la pérdida de exceso de líquido. Pero no espere que la hidratación excesiva va a borrar las arrugas o líneas de expresión, dice Dermatólogo Kenneth Ellner, MD. COLECCION DE DISFRACES HALLOWEEN Gracias a algunas señoras determinadas en Gervais. Todo comenzó cuando un joven llegó a una casa en Gervais para trick or treat. Pregunto la mamá (que quiere ser anonima), "Dónde está tu disfraz"? El niño declaró que su familia no tiene suficiente dinero para un traje. La mamá pensó que podía hacer algo para ayudar. La primera cosa que hizo fue contactar Carmen Leiva. Senora Leiva envió un mensaje por correo electrónico. Mientras tanto, la mamá fue ocupada solicitando a los negocios disfraces de Halloween dejados a un precio de descuento. Ella compró los trajes a un precio muy rebajado. Ahora ella tiene una amplia variedad de tamaños y temas de disfaces. Si conoces alguien que podría usar un disfraz de Halloween el próximo Halloween, contacta Carmen Leiva a Tambien, si desea donar un traje, la FPCT puede escribir un recibo de impuestos por su donación. QUÉ ES C.H.I.P? En 2011 se completó una evaluación de la salud de la comunidad para el condado de Marion. El resultado es la Asociación de Salud de la Comunidad de Mejoras (CHIP) para cuatro áreas separadas del Condado de Marion: Salem-Keizer, Santiam Canyon, Silverton y el Norte del Condado de Marion. Los cuatro principales prioridades de salud para North Marion County están: los adultos que son obesos (28.3%); el consumo de fruitas y vegetales de adolescentes (19%); la tasa de embarazos en adolescentes (40.6 / 1000); y adolescentes que participan en actividades físicas regulares (49.5%). Como resultao de los objetivos de CHIP, el FPCPT ha proporcionado los adolescentes con información sobre el programa de (cinco frutas o verduras al día, 2 horas o menos de tiempo de TV, 1 hora de ejercicio físico diario y 0 bebidas azucarada). Este año escolar, FPCPT va a presenter a los adolescentes información acerca de los e-cigarrillos y pipas de agua. También, piensan comenzar un club de caminar para adultos en la primavera de Si estás interesado en unirse al club de caminante, contacte con FPCPT por correo electrónico, o llame al Si tienes noticias o una actividad que quieres reportar, llame FPCPT a o mande correo electrónico a
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