Notice: Sherman County School District Architectural Design Committee, March 14
Notice: Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting, March 14
Retired Educators Meeting & Program, March 15
Notice: The North Central Public Health District Board’s Executive Committee, March 14
State Fire Marshal Recommends Testing Smoke Alarms
Smithsonian Museum Day at Fort Dalles Museum/Anderson Homestead, March 12
1. Notice: Sherman County School District Architectural Design Committee, March 14
The Sherman County School District Architectural Design Committee will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, March 14, 2016 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Sherman County Public/School Library in Moro, Oregon to discuss the construction project.
2. Notice: Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting, March 14
3. Retired Educators Meeting & Program, March 15
Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators, will meet noon Tuesday, March 15th, at the Hood River Valley Adult Center. Wilma Townsend & May Reffett will offer the raffle basket; Tom Greenough & Frank Wall are hosts. The program will feature Canine Services. Inquiries may be directed to Unit 20 President George Clark, 541-296-5933. Please bring your volunteer hours and aluminum “twist tops.”
4. Notice: The North Central Public Health District Board’s Executive Committee, March 14
The North Central Public Health District Board’s Executive Committee will be meeting Monday, March 14 at 10 a.m. at North Central Public Health District located at 419 E. 7th Street, in the Loft Meeting Room (Annex C), The Dalles. This meeting is open to the public.
5. State Fire Marshal Recommends Testing Smoke Alarms
Sunday, March 13th marks the beginning of daylight saving time and the Office of State Fire Marshal is recommending residents test their smoke alarms before automatically changing the batteries. “Smoke alarm technology has advanced and many now come with 10-year batteries and some are tamper-resistant,” said State Fire Marshal Jim Walker. “So, I encourage residents to test their alarms before changing the battery.” Oregon law requires ionization-only smoke alarms that are solely battery powered to come equipped with a hush feature and a 10-year battery. Because of this technology, the national slogan “Change your clock, Change your battery” may not apply to Oregon residents who have these ionization-only smoke alarms. Other types of alarms are also being sold with either a 10-year battery or a standard-life battery. “Ensuring you have working smoke alarms in your home is the single most important step you can take to increase your family’s safety from a home fire,” adds Walker. “Also, be sure to replace any smoke alarm that is 10 years old or older.”
To test your alarm properly we recommend you: 1) Push the test button to be sure the battery is working. 2) When replacing batteries, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the correct battery type to use. 3) Always retest alarms after installing new batteries. 4) Replace any alarm that fails to operate after installing a new battery. 5) Inspect your alarms to determine if they are 10 years old or older, and replace any smoke alarm 10 years old or older. Look for a date on the back of the alarm. If there is no date, your alarm is more than 10 years old and should be replaced. 6) Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for regularly cleaning your alarms of dust and cobwebs. Working smoke alarms provide a critical early warning to a fire, allowing you vital minutes to escape, which increase your chances of survival.
Additional safety tips: * Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, in each bedroom, and outside each sleeping area (hallway). * Never disconnect or remove batteries from smoke alarms for other uses. * Use the smoke alarm’s hush feature to silence nuisance alarms such as cooking smoke or shower steam. * Make a home fire escape plan and practice it with family members. For more smoke alarm and fire safety information, contact your local fire department or visit http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/Pages/CommEd_SA_Program.aspx Follow the OSFM on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OregonStateFireMarshal and Twitter @OSFM.
Scholarships with March Application Deadlines
7. Smithsonian Museum Day at Fort Dalles Museum/Anderson Homestead, March 12
Fort Dalles Museum/Anderson Homestead is participating in this year’s Smithsonian Museum Day Live on Saturday, March 12, 2016. This is a nationwide campaign that provides free admission for two people to share in our national cultural heritage. For your free ticket for two, register at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/m…/museum-day-live-march-2016/. Fort Dalles Museum/Anderson Homestead will be open Saturday March 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Museum is located at 500 West 15th Street in The Dalles 541-296-4547
Maryhill Museum of Art Opens for the Season, March 15
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum http://www.waaamuseum.org/
Artist Paul Klees’ Personal Notebooks
Portland Business Journal
The American Civil War, Then and Now
Earth | A Global Map of Wind, Weather and Oceans
Just a Common Soldier http://justacommonsoldier.com/
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