The Magnificent Seventh Max Nogle Dinner, Dance & Auction, Nov. 17
Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators’ Meeting & Program, Nov. 20
How to Avoid Spreading the Flu at Work
Challenging Your Perspective – Part 2
Sherman County History Tidbits: 1950 Troop 25 Scouts Make Trip to Annual Jamboree
Sherman County Organizations – A List to Update
Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
1. The Magnificent Seventh Max Nogle Dinner, Dance & Auction, Nov. 17
Join us for our 7th Annual Max Nogle Dinner, Dance & Auction! Tickets are $25 advanced purchase and $30 at the door. Social Hour will start at 5:30 p.m. with the return of My Bartender bar service. Cash or credit accepted. Tri Tip Dinner with a baked potato bar, salads, garlic bread and carrot cake bars for desert will be served at 6 p.m. Live Auction @ 7 p.m. featuring a 1886 45-70 Sporting Rifle and Gun Safe Raffle. Dance featuring Countryfied @ 9 p.m.
We will be selling Max Nogle Dinner Dance & Auction Yeti Tumblers!
Stay tuned for a list of amazing auction items! We are very excited for what is going to be another amazing event at the Pavilion.
~ Grass Valley Pavilion Restoration & Rejuvenation Project
2. Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators’ Meeting & Program, Nov. 20
Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators, will meet at noon Tuesday, the 20th at the Hood River Valley Adult Center. The program will be presented by Paul Zastrow as he takes us on his summer’s travels to Finland and Italy. Guests are welcome. Acting as hosts will be Merrijo Gredler and Paul Zastrow. The raffle basket is being offered by Julie Carter and Jan Leininger.
3. How to Avoid Spreading the Flu at Work
Stay home—work can wait.
It’s flu season, which means you know the drill: If you get sick, stay home from work. But what if you have a big meeting, or an important deadline?
“Most people know they should stay home, but still find reasons to go into work,” said Liz Hill, SAIF’s Total Worker Health® adviser. “Not only does this expose your co-workers to an illness, it also makes it a lot harder for your body to recover.”
Hill suggests managers can help set expectations during flu season. This includes:
- Encouraging workers to use their sick leave. Oregon law requires employers with 10 or more employees to provide 40 hours of paid leave per year.
- Making it easy for workers to wash their hands. Consider having alcohol-based hand sanitizer available on worksites where handwashing facilities are not available.
- Planning for flu season. When employees are out, extra work can fall to other staff members—increasing their likelihood of getting sick or injured. Have a contingency plan for being short on employees.
Most importantly, managers should lead by example. “It sometimes seems managers are the least likely to take a sick day,” said Hill. “Remember, you are setting the tone for the whole team—if you get sick, stay home.” For more information on flu prevention at work, visit saif.com/flu.
4. Challenging Your Perspective – Part 2
Yesterday, we talked about the valuable skill of Context Reframing and how it can help you turn negatives into positives. Today, let’s take it one step further.
Are you locked into your behaviors – trapped and controlled by them – or are you in charge of your actions, and fully accountable for the results you get in life? If you want to take charge, one of the most important things you can do is to learn how to interpret your experiences in ways that help and support you rather than in ways that undermine and obstruct.
You see, every experience has multiple meanings, depending on who is looking and what they are focusing on. Imagine two teachers looking at the same child. One says, “This child is a motor-mouth and never shuts up. Completely disruptive and difficult.” The other teacher says, “This kid has a lot to contribute and is not a bit shy about doing so. Very active and has good verbal skills.”
Do you see the difference? How do you suppose these two teachers approach the same student? How different would their approaches be? You can apply this same example to the workplace, families, anywhere personalities and behaviors can be observed.
You see, we behave not in accordance with the truth, but with the truth as we perceive it and believe it to be. Take a minute and think of situations in your life which are presently challenging you. How many different ways can you see each of these situations? Can you put yourself into a different position, a different perspective? What can you learn by seeing these situations differently?
Can you assign different meanings to them by changing your point of view? And, most importantly, how does doing this free you to behave differently? Our thoughts control our actions, so it is vitally important that we stay in charge of our thoughts. ~The Pacific Institute
5. Sherman County History Tidbits: 1950 Scouts of The Dalles Area Make Trip to Annual Jamboree
June 1950: “Troop 25 Scouts on Long Trek. Scouts of The Dalles Area Make Trip to Annual Jamboree.
“Jamboree Troop 25 of The Dalles area left by train Tuesday night to take part in the National Jamboree to be held at Valley Forge, Penn. The boys and their parents assembled at Vancouver where last minute preparations were made. A potluck dinner was given for the boys and their parents before taking the train to Vancouver, B.C. The trip east will take them via Canadian National railroad to Winnipeg, then south to St. Lois, to Valley Forge by way of Washington, D.C.
“The return trip will take in New York, Chicago, then south to the Grand Canyon, on to Los Angeles, San Francisco and back to Portland. Conducted tours have been arranged for the boys along the way.
“Following is the roster of the Troop:
“Captain A. Leppaluoto, Scoutmaster; H.F. Root, Assistant Scoutmaster, J. Kimball, Assistant, Scoutmaster.
“Neil Hunt, Maupin, Senior Patrol Leader; Larry Kaseberg, Wasco, Scribe; Robert Howell, Wasco, Quartermaster.
“Buffalo Patrol: James Roberson, Moro, Patrol Leader; Robert Martin, Moro, Asst. Patrol Leader; Edwin Balsiger, Roger Miller, Moro; Donald Schilling, Ross Norton, Arden Peters, Rodney Rolfe, Grass Valley.
“Golden Eagle Patrol: Dennis Mesecher, Goldendale, Patrol Leader; Robert Witters, The Dalles, Asst. Patrol Leader; James Hempill, Dufur, Keith Leppaluoto, Richard Boyle, The Dalles; Fred Stone, Joel Olsen, Goldendale; Everett Stratton, The Dalles.
“White Stag Patrol: Bill Root, Wasco, Patrol Leader; Douglas Alley, Wasco, Asst. Patrol Leader; Leroy Stultz, Donald McIntyre, Norman Fridley, Wasco; Donald Patton, Brenton Mattes, The Dalles; Larry Odle, Klickitat.
“Rattlesnake Patrol: Franklin Herrling, Maupin, Patrol Leader; Donald Lindhorst, Dufur, Asst. Patrol Leader; Walter Hanna, Than Kramer, Dufur; Robert King, Donald Paulson, Maupin; Jerry Britton, The Dalles; Hugh Dawson Jr., Dufur.”
A photo is captioned, “Boy Scouts of Area Who Will Attend Jamboree. Picture is Jamboree Troop 25 of The Dalles District, Portland area council which assembled at the city park here last Sunday to receive instructions to prepare them for the trip to the National Scout Jamboree to be held in Valley Forge, Penn. Behind the troop is the sign they will carry with them on the trip. –Elite Studio photo.” The banner reads “Troop No. 25, Land of the Mighty Columbia, The Dalles District, Portland Area Council.”
6. Sherman County Organizations – A List to Update
Let’s take a look at the engagement, responsibilities and participation required or desired in order for our 1,750 citizens to provide or benefit from organized services and activities—local, regional and state. Participants include elected, employed and volunteer personnel, boards, committees, councils and commissions, regional and county. First compiled about 2001 with a list of 144 entities, this list reflects population and other demographic changes.
Please send corrections & additions to email@example.com
- Alcoholics Anonymous – AA
- Area Commission on Transportation
- Association of Oregon Counties, District 5
- Biggs Service District
- Biggs Service District Budget Committee
- Cemetery: City of Grass Valley
- Cemetery: City of Moro
- Cemetery: Emigrant Springs
- Cemetery: Kent
- Cemetery: Michigan
- Cemetery: Rose Hill
- Cemetery: Rufus Pioneer
- Cemetery: The Observer Farm aka Old Kent
- Cemetery: Wasco Methodist
- Central & Eastern Oregon Juvenile Justice Council
- Church – Baha’i Faith
- Church – Catholic Parish Council, Wasco and Grass Valley
- Church – Grass Valley Baptist
- Church – Kent Baptist
- Church – Moro Community Presbyterian
- Church – Rufus Baptist
- Church – Wasco Church of Christ
- Church – Wasco United Methodist
- City of Grass Valley
- City of Grass Valley Budget Committee
- City of Moro
- City of Moro Budget Committee
- City of Rufus
- City of Rufus Budget Committee
- City of Wasco
- City of Wasco Budget Committee
- City of Wasco Memorial Day Celebration Committee
- City of Wasco – Wasco School Events Center
- Court Appointed Special Advocates (for children)
- Deschutes Basin Water Management
- Eastern Oregon Rural Alliance
- Family Care Resource & Referral, Lifespan Respite Care
- Fire Protection District: Moro
- Fire Protection District: North Sherman County
- Fire Protection District: South Sherman
- Frontier Regional 911 Agency
- Frontier TeleNet – Gilliam, Sherman & Wheeler
- Healthy Start
- Kent Water District
- Little League
- Little Wheats Daycare
- Local Public Safety Coordinating Council per ORS 423.560
- Lower Deschutes Water Quality Management Team
- Lower John Day Regional Ag & Natural Resources Enhancement Board
- Lower John Day Regional Partnership
- Lower John Day Water Quality Management Team – Sherman & Gilliam
- Mid-Columbia Center for Living – Tri-County Mental Health Board
- Mid-Columbia Community Action Council – Sherman, Wasco, Hood River
- Mid-Columbia Economic Development District
- Mid-Columbia Housing Authority / Cascade Housing [Sage Wind]
- Mid Columbia Producers, a cooperative
- North Central Education Service District
- North Central Public Health District
- North Central Livestock Association
- Northern Oregon Regional Corrections – NORCOR
- Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Budget Committee
- Oregon Athletic Officials Association – Regional Athletic Officials
- Oregon Consortium
- Oregon Grains Commission
- Oregon Wheat Growers League
- Oregon Wheat Growers League, Sherman County chapter
- Oregon State University Extension & 4-H – Sherman County
- Sherman County 4-H Leaders Association
- Oregon State University Extension Service Advisory Committee
- Pioneer Potlatch
- Scouts: Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts
- Sherman County Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco Prevention Coalition
- Sherman County Ambulance
- Sherman County Ambulance Advisory __
- Sherman County Athletic Foundation
- Sherman County Childcare Foundation dba ABC Huskies
- Sherman County Cultural Coalition, Oregon Cultural Trust
- Sherman County Democratic Committee & Precinct Committee Persons
- Sherman County Development League
- Sherman County ________ Foundation
- Sherman County Farm Bureau
- Sherman County Government
- Sherman County Board of Property Tax Appeals
- Sherman County Budget Committee
- Sherman County Court
- Sherman County Emergency Services Advisory Committee
- Sherman County Fair Board
- Sherman County Food Bank
- Sherman County Planning Commission
- Sherman County Public Safety Coordinating Council
- Sherman County Rural Road Advisory Committee
- Sherman County Senior & Community Center
- Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Committee
- Sherman County Health District – Sherman County Medical Clinic
- Sherman County Historical Society & Museum
- Sherman County Junior Hoops
- Sherman County Lions Club
- Sherman County OSU Experiment Station Advisory Committee
- Sherman County Preschool
- Sherman County Public/School Library Board
- Sherman County Republican Committee & Precinct Committee Persons
- Sherman County Scholarship Association
- Sherman County School District – Sherman County School
- Sherman County School District – Booster Club
- Sherman County School District Budget Committee
- Sherman County School District Elementary Parent Teacher Organization
- Sherman County School District Vocational Ag Advisory Committee
- Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District Board
- Sherman County Watershed Council
- Tri-County Community Corrections
- Tri-County Hazardous Waste Advisory Committee
- USDA Farm Services Agency County Committee
- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
- Wasco Electric Cooperative, Inc.
7. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do