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    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
County seeks planning volunteers
Deschutes County is seek-
ing an “at-large” planning
commission member and is
accepting applications by
Friday, May 8, at 5 p.m.
The planning commission
reviews land-use policy and
zoning regulations and makes
recommendations to the
Deschutes County Board of
Commissioners. Members are
the official citizen involve-
ment committee on land-use
planning for the unincorpo-
rated area of the county, pro-
viding a forum for commu-
nity input.
There are actually two
upcoming vacancies on the
planning commission. One
position is at-large, meaning
it is open to any Deschutes
County resident. The other
position is for the Bend area.
The planning commis-
sion meets at the Deschutes
Services Center (1300 N.W.
Wall St.) in Bend, on the sec-
ond and fourth Thursdays
of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Additional meetings and
locations throughout the
county may be required. The
term for both these positions
is July 1, 2015 through June
30, 2019.
Those interested in serving
are invited to submit a com-
plete application form, which
includes a letter of interest
and résumé, describing their
background and interest
in rural land-use planning.
Completed applications will
be accepted until 5 p.m. on
Friday, May 8.
Pick up a planning
commission applica-
tion at Deschutes County
Community Development
Planning Department or
download one from: www.
deschutes.org/cd/page/
planning-commission.
For a copy of the applica-
tion and for more informa-
tion, call Deschutes County
Community Development
Department Planning Director
Nick Lelack at 541-385-1708.
Central Oregon to march for babies
Approximately 500 people
young and old will lace up
their walking shoes in Bend
on April 25, giving hope
that every baby will have a
healthy start. They’re walk-
ing and raising money to sup-
port March of Dimes-funded
research and programs to
help moms have healthy, full-
term pregnancies.
Here’s why:
• In an average week in
Oregon, 877 babies are born
and 82 (9.3 percent) of them
are preterm.
• Prematurity and birth
defects together account for
the majority of infant deaths,
both in the first month and
the first year of life.
• Prematurity can result
in lifelong complications
such as vision and hearing
problems and neurological
disabilities.
• More than four million
babies were born last year and
the March of Dimes helped
each and every one through
75 years of research, educa-
tion, vaccines and break-
throughs. They help moms
have full-term pregnancies
and research the problems
that threaten the health of
babies.
Funds raised by March
for Babies in Oregon and
SW Washington help support
prenatal wellness programs,
research grants, informa-
tion for families experienc-
ing a newborn intensive-
care unit (NICU) hospi-
talization and advocacy
efforts for stronger, healthier
babies.
Premature birth is the
most urgent infant health
problem in the U.S. today. It
affects nearly half-a-million
babies each year, including
4,264 in Oregon.
The March for Babies is
set for Saturday, April 25 at
10 a.m.; registration begins
at 9 a.m. at RiverBend Park
in Bend, Sign up to walk at
www.marchforbabies.org.
Celebr ating 40 Years in
Sisters!
Fri. & Sat. at 6 p.m.
Pre-set menu online
Call for rewervationw
541-516-3030
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Camp Sherman
Healthcare Decisions
Day should spark action
Benjamin Franklin said
only two things are certain—
death and taxes. So now that
you’ve filed your income
taxes, it’s time to review
your Advance Healthcare
Directive to make sure you
haven’t changed your mind
about anything. This is a
document that can easily
be changed and should be
reviewed as your circum-
stances change.
What? You didn’t fill one
out this time last year? April
16th is National Healthcare
Decisions Day every year
and it’s a good time to take
care of that little detail you
keep putting off.
Funny thing is, once it’s
done you’re likely to feel a
sense of relief, and if there
ever is an emergency situa-
tion, your healthcare deci-
sions will be carried out
by the representative you
appoint, if at any time you
aren’t able to comprehend or
speak for yourself.
Accidents, heart attacks,
and strokes happen with little
warning. If you’re frail and
near the end of your journey,
it would be wise to make
your wishes known before
you lose the competency to
do so. It is the right thing to
do for you and for those who
care for you.
If you haven’t talked
about your wishes with your
family, you will be put-
ting them in the stressful
position of having to make
life-or-death decisions under
extraordinary circumstances
without knowing what you
would have wanted.
If you’d want every-
thing done, don’t leave it to
chance. If you don’t want to
be resuscitated, make your
wishes known — to your
family and your doctors, and
in writing.
If you need help getting
the proper forms or filling
them out, or talking to your
family about your wishes for
end-of-life care, call Partners
in Care Bend at 541-382-
5882, Hospice of Redmond at
541-548-7483 , or St. Charles
Hospice at 541-706-6700.
If you’re interested in
attending or hosting a Death
Café (a kitchen-table conver-
sation over food and drink
to help people become more
comfortable expressing their
thoughts about death and
dying in a non-threatening
setting) call Diane Goble at
541-588-0081.
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