Sherman County eNews #113

29 April 2016

CONTENT

  1. Notice of Meeting: North Central Public Health District Board Executive Board, May 10

  2. Wasco School Centennial Celebration, Sept. 3

  3. History Tidbits: Wasco School Buildings, 1, 2 & 3

  4. Oregon Scores A+ for Access to State Government Spending Data

  5. Oregon Historical Society Surplus Sale of Vintage Books & Photographs, May 7

  6. Oregon Farm Bureau seeks calendar photos

  7. The One and Only You

  8. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do


“It is a mistake to think that the past is dead. Nothing that has ever happened is quite without influence at this moment. The present is merely the past rolled up and concentrated in this second of time. You, too, are your past; often your face is your autobiography; you are what you are because of what you have been; because of your heredity stretching back into forgotten generations; because of every element of environment that has affected you, every man or woman that has met you, every book that you have read, every experience that you have had; all these are accumulated in your memory, your body, your character, your soul. So with a city, a country, and a race; it is its past, and cannot be understood without it.”
― Will Durant    


1.Notice of Meeting: North Central Public Health District Board Executive Board, May 10

The North Central Public Health District Board Executive Committee will be meeting Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at North Central Public Health District, located at 419 E. 7th Street, in the Main Meeting Room (Annex A), in The Dalles, Oregon. This meeting is open to the general public. 


2. Wasco School Centennial Celebration Planning, May 10 

Wasco School is 100 years old this year! A celebration is being planned for Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the school. If you would like to be involved with the planning of this event, the committee will be meeting again on Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wasco Annex (school). We would love to have input, ideas and support from anyone interested in helping with this event. Also, check out the Facebook page: Wasco School Centennial Celebration. We will keep this site current with old photos, information, contacts, etc., and please share/invite friends that might be interested in this event. (Make sure you select the Wasco, OR site as there is also a site for a celebration for Wasco, CA.) For more information, contact Carol Olmstead at 541-442-5842.


3. History Tidbits: Wasco School Buildings, 1, 2 & 3

The first school in Wasco was a one-story structure built about 1888 and used for two years. The second, with four rooms, was built in 1890 for $4,000. The third and present building was built in 1916 next to the second that was dismantled. Here the second school is shown next to the third building under construction. ~ Sherman County: For The Record, Grace (May) Zevely & Inez (Van Gilder) Sargent.

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4. Oregon Scores A+ for Access to State Government Spending Data

~ State of Oregon, April 28th, 2016

Salem, Ore. — Oregon state government earns top marks when it comes opening the books on government spending, according to a recent report from USPIRG and the Frontier Group. (http://uspirgedfund.org/reports/usf/following-money-2016) Oregon joins Indiana, Ohio and Michigan as the only states to earn the maximum 100 points on the report’s transparency scorecard. Commenting on the report’s release earlier this month, co-author Elizabeth Ridlington noted, “States’ online spending transparency efforts are paying off in better informed citizens and a more efficient government.” Adding, “Our research found that top-ranked states have been making steady improvements to their transparency websites over the years, giving citizens in most states unprecedented access to information on where their tax money goes.” Online access to Oregon state government spending is available through the Oregon Transparency Website — managed by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services. (www.Oregon.gov/transparency) Additionally, visitors to the site can search state-issued contracts, meeting notices, employee salaries, information on local government spending, among other things.


5. Oregon Historical Society Surplus Sale of Vintage Books & Photographs, May 7

books.lovePortland, OR — It’s spring cleaning in the Oregon Historical Society Research Library! Next Saturday, May 7, from 10am to 4pm, all are welcome to this epic biannual shopping experience in the OHS Pavilion (1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland). Admission to the sale and to the museum is free all day. The books for sale will include thousands of titles, many relating to Oregon and the American West, most priced between $1 and $5! There will also be some rare and hard to find editions available for higher prices, some dating back to the early nineteenth century! The sale will also include duplicate photographic prints copied from the Society’s vast holdings, including images of Portland and other locales in the Pacific Northwest. The OHS Museum Store will also be selling a wide selection of surplus books! Plus, Oregon Historical Society members get special early access to the sale from 9am — 10am. Want early access to the sale of the season? Join the Oregon Historical Society today — special discounts are available for teachers, students, seniors, and Multnomah County residents! Details can be found online at www.ohs.org/join. For questions about the sale, please leave a voicemail for the Research Library staff at 503.306.5240, or email libreference@OHS.org. Please note: All of the books for sale from the OHS Research Library duplicate existing OHS holdings or are outside the OHS collecting scope. Nothing from the Society’s permanent collections is being sold. For more information on the OHS Library collection, visit http://ohs.org/research-and-library/our-collections. About the Oregon Historical Society.  For more than a century, the Oregon Historical Society has served as the state’s collective memory, preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, films, and oral histories. Our research library, museum, digital platforms & website (www.ohs.org), educational programming, and historical journal make Oregon’s history open and accessible to all. We exist because history is powerful, and because a history as deep and rich as Oregon’s cannot be contained within a single story or point of view.


6. Oregon Farm Bureau seeks calendar photos

camera.handheldOregon Farm Bureau invites the public to submit photos for its 2017 Oregon’s Bounty calendar. The award-winning calendar celebrates all aspects of Oregon agriculture: the products, the people, the production, the landscape, the enjoyment, anything that depicts the beauty, technology, culture, enjoyment, or tradition of family farming and ranching. “Spring is a great time to start looking at Oregon agriculture for photo opportunities,” said OFB Communications Director Anne Marie Moss. “Tree orchards and flower fields are blooming, farmers markets have started, farmers are busy planting, and there are young animals on ranches.” Horizontal-format, high-resolution images — both close-ups and panoramic views — are needed of all types of agriculture in all seasons. Subject ideas include the farmers markets, close-ups of ag products or crops in the field, planting and harvesting of crops, panoramic scenes of farmland, people enjoying agriculture or ag products, farm animals, portraits of farmers/ranchers, county fairs, on-farm festivals, and farming scenes from all seasons. Photographers with images selected for month pages in Oregon’s Bounty will receive a photo credit in the 2017 calendar and copies of the calendar.

The deadline for entries is September 15, 2016.  Photo specifications and contest rules are available at www.oregonfb.org/calendar.  Photographers do not need to be Farm Bureau members to participate and there is no limit to the number of photos that can be submitted. The state’s largest general farm organization, Oregon Farm Bureau is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the interests of the state’s family farmers and ranchers in the public and policymaking arenas. The calendar is sent to 60,000 Farm Bureau members around the state and hundreds more are distributed throughout the year. For more information or to see the 2016 Oregon’s Bounty calendar, visit www.oregonfb.org/calendar. Project contact is Anne Marie Moss, OFB Communications Director, at annemarie@oregonfb.org, 503.399.1701.


7. The One and Only You

Did you know that you have a gift that no one else in the world possesses? Maybe you have already discovered it, although it isn’t waiting for you wrapped in pretty paper and ribbon. It is your ability to live a life that expresses your unique personality and your individual talents through the work that you choose to do, the way you spend your free time and through your relationships.

Although it may seem hidden at first, when you search for your gift with an open mind and a free spirit, it will be there. Once you have found it, if you follow it with courage and persistence, it will reward you with a happiness and deep satisfaction nothing else can provide.

Now, it does not matter how big or important you think your gift is. All that matters is that it is yours and that you are free to give it. When you do give it, it doesn’t deplete you – it validates and fills you, because true, no-strings-attached giving reaffirms the meaning of life.

It is hard to go comparison-shopping when it comes to finding your special gift, because you can’t try on someone else’s life. However, in order to really live your own life, you need to be willing to listen to your heart, pay whatever it costs, and make a firm commitment not to turn back, and be happy that you have the choice. If you do these things, you will find your gift.

You will also find that you have more to give to others than you ever dreamed possible. ~ The Pacific Institute


8. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

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Maryhill Museum of Art, Stonehenge, Sam Hill   http://www.maryhillmuseum.org/

Oregon Farm Bureau Seeks Calendar Photographs  http://oregonfb.org/calendar./

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Fish Counts  The Corps of Engineers provides for counting of adult salmon, lamprey, shad, sturgeon, and bull trout migrating through Corps owned hydro-electric facilities: Bonneville, The Dalles, John Day and McNary on the Columbia River; Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose and Lower Granite on the Snake River.  Fish counts are estimates of the actual numbers of passing fish.   http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environment/Fish/Counts.aspx

On The Road: Oregon’s Highway 26 http://www.opb.org/radio/programs/thinkoutloud/segment/on-the-road-highway-26/

Space Weather: Space Lightning, Aurora Alerts  http://spaceweather.com

We must dispel the myths surrounding the protest [Harney County] http://www.capitalpress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2016160219969

God, Comey & the Clinton Email Scandal http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/04/god_comey_and_the_clinton_email_scandal.html

NASA astronauts prepare for flight on commercial spacecraft http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_29818912/nasa-astronauts-prepare-flight-commercial-spacecraft?source=rss

Opinion: Why the Left Loathes Western Civilization http://www.dennisprager.com/keeping-the-northeastern-primary-in-perspective/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Answer%20Newsletter

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Sherman County eNews #112

29 April 2016

CONTENTS

  1. Classifieds
  2. Calendar

 

 


“All that is good in our history is gathered in libraries. At this moment, Plato is down there at the library waiting for us. So is Aristotle. Spinoza is there and so is Keats. Shelly and Byron and Samuel Johnson are there waiting to tell us their magnificent stories. All you have to do is walk in the library door and the great company open their arms to you. They are so happy to see you that they come out with you into the street and to your home. And they do what hardly any friend will– they are silent when you wish to think.”  ― Will Durant

 


 

1.Classifieds (new or corrected)

THANK YOU NOTES, COMMENDATIONS & CONGRATULATIONS:

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

LITTLE WHEATS DAYCARE | PAINT NITE

Little Wheats, Inc. Daycare in Moro, OR will be hosting a Paint Nite FUNDRAISER on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Wasco Annex. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and painting will begin at 6:00 p.m. sharp! Don’t be late! There will be beer, wine and yummy appetizers to purchase from Moody Tollbridge Winery Company and The Feed Trough. Go to https://paintnite.com/events/1063687.html to purchase your tickets! Tickets are $45 each and remember a portion of each ticket purchased will support Little Wheats, Inc. Daycare. You may also contact Little Wheats directly at 541-565-3152 or email at littlewheats@centurylink.net if you have questions. This is a wonderful gift for the mother in your life. Send them on a night out to paint or come paint something special for them! This is not an art class. Paint Nite is a fun and relaxed setting with friends! This event is for adults 21 and older. Thank you in advance for your support and we hope to see you at Paint Nite! 4/29

EMPLOYMENT:

Sherman County Preschool Director: Sherman County Preschool is accepting applications for position of Preschool Director at the Sherman County Preschool. Sherman County Preschool has the mission of providing preschool education in a kind, nurturing, safe environment for 3-5 year old children utilizing evidence based instruction. The position is responsible for developing and implementing an ongoing program of activities that promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child enrolled in Sherman County Preschool. The primary responsibilities of this position are to administer the finances of the organization, licensing and Head Start regulations and act as a liaison between the preschool staff, families, and school district staff. This is a 12 month part time position; Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Business or a closely related field. Previous experience in education is preferred. Salary range is $14 to $16/hr. depending on experience. Paid time off and education stipend are available. Applications are available on line or by sending an email to rcsimpson9@msn.com requesting an application. Email completed applications to rcsimpson9@msn.com . Deadline for accepting applications is May 6, 2016. 4/29

Sherman County Preschool Head Start Teacher: Sherman County Preschool is accepting applications for position of Preschool Head Start Teacher at the Sherman County Preschool. Sherman County Preschool has the mission of providing preschool education in a kind, nurturing, safe environment for 3-5 year old children utilizing evidence based instruction. The position is responsible for developing and implementing an ongoing program of activities that promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child enrolled in Sherman County Preschool, in accordance with Head Start and Oregon Preschool Licensing Standards, ultimately preparing the children for kindergarten. This position would be the teacher of record for classroom and home based Head Start programs. This is 9 month position. Classroom instruction is Monday through Thursday 8 am to 2 pm, paid for 32 hours a week. Qualifications include an AA degree in Early Childhood Development with 15 credits in Early Childhood Development. Prior teaching experience is preferred. Salary range is $14 to $16/hr. depending on experience. Paid time off and education stipend are available. Applications are available on line or by sending an email to rcsimpson9@msn.com requesting an application. Email completed applications to rcsimpson9@msn.com Deadline for accepting applications is May 6, 2016. 4/29

Sherman County Preschool Teacher: (Two positions) Sherman County Preschool is accepting applications for two positions for Preschool Teacher at the Sherman County Preschool. Sherman County Preschool has the mission of providing preschool education in a kind, nurturing, safe environment for 3-5 year old children utilizing evidence based instruction. The position is responsible for developing and implementing an ongoing program of activities that promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child enrolled in Sherman County Preschool, in accordance with Head Start and Oregon Preschool Licensing Standards, ultimately preparing the children for kindergarten. This is a 9 month position. Classroom instruction is Monday through Thursday 8 am to 2 pm, paid for 32 hours a week. Qualifications includes; either an AA degree in Early Childhood Development or current CDA certification or 3 years prior preschool teaching experience. Salary range is $14 to $16/hr. depending on experience. Paid time off and education stipend are available. Applications are available on line or by sending an email to rcsimpson9@msn.com requesting an application. Email completed applications to rcsimpson9@msn.com. Deadline for accepting applications is May 6, 2016.  4/29

SHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT Notice of Job Posting. Coaching Positions. Sherman County School District is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year for the following coaching position:

  • Position:   Head Volleyball Coach, Application Deadline Date: Posted Until Filled. Position Description:  Sherman County School District is seeking a highly qualified and motivated Girls Volleyball Coach for Sherman Jr./Sr. High School. The district is looking for applicants with strong communication skills and excellent coaching strategies. ***Application Process*** Interested applicants should contact Bill Blevins at bblevins@sherman.k12.or.us for an application packet. Application material will also include the following required documents:
    • Letter of Interest
    • Current Resume
    • Minimum of  three (3) Letters of Recommendation (written within the last 3 years)
    • Other material as desired. 
  • Teaching Positions.  We currently have the following teaching positions available: K-12 P.E./Health, 3rd Grade Teacher, Temp. (1 year) 5th Grade Teacher. Criminal record check and pre-employment drug test is required. Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

FOR SALE:

BOAT. 1995 SeaDoo Speedster Twin Jet. Great boat to take out on lakes, rivers, even the ocean. Selling due to needs changing. Comes with speakers, wake rack, boat trailer and water toys. $5500.00. Pictures available, and viewing upon scheduling. Call Mark 541-993-9777 or Anna 541-993-7017. 4/29

SERVICES: [home, personal, appliance, landscape, fencing, cleaning, maintenance, janitorial, computer, construction, sewing, repairs, transportation, media, pre-school, day care]

FOOT CARE. Heart to Sole Foot Care, LLC. Kari Peters, RN will be providing foot and nail care service at the Sherman County Senior & Community Center in Moro the 3rd Thursday of every month from 9am-4pm. Call 541-980-4815 to schedule an appointment. 4/29

LEAN-TO CAFÉ DAILY SPECIALS. Friday clam chowder! Saturday night prime rib with salad, poato & garlic bread. 9 oz., 12 oz. or 16 oz. 100% USDA Choice Beef. 541-442-5709.   4/29

GRANNY TUNE-UPS. Granny Tune-ups by Computer Tech Seckora Consulting by remote access [or on site] are a breeze! Great customer service! http://seckora.com/ (855) 340-0143. 4/29

SHERMAN COUNTY BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Sherman County businesses & services may be listed on the Sherman County website at www.co.sherman.or.us under agri-business by town. Please contact Sherman County Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us

NEWSPAPERS

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FREE:

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENT CALENDARS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:        

Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program Steering Committee

NOTICE OF BOARD VACANCY. Notice is hereby given that the Sherman County Court is accepting names of individuals interested in filling a vacant community position on the Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program Steering Committee. The Steering Committee serves Sherman, Wasco, and Hood River Counties, and its core services include coordination of regular hazardous waste collection events and being available as the information hub for hazardous waste and solid waste within in the three-county area. The appointee will be expected to attend meetings and be an active committee member. Persons interested in serving should contact the Sherman County Court at P.O. Box 365, 500 Court Street, Moro, OR 97039, 541-565-3416, or lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us.  4/29

WANTED:

LOST OR FOUND:

FOR RENT:


 

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2. Calendar (new or corrected)

APRIL

1-July 4 Maryhill Museum The Big Painting Show

1 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum George E. Muehleck, Jr. International Chess Sets Gallery

1 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum American Art Pottery from the Fred L. Mitchell Collection

1 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum Maryhill Favorites: Animal Kingdom

1– Nov. 15 Sam Hill and the Columbia River Highway

29 Jump Rope for Heart

29-May 1 Goldendale  Home, Garden & Sportsman’s Show

30 Grand Opening River’s Edge Deli & BBQ, Arlington

30 69th Annual Arlington Saddle Club Parade 10, Jackpot Rodeo 12:30

MAY

1-July 4 Maryhill Museum The Big Painting Show

1 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum George E. Muehleck, Jr. International Chess Sets Gallery

1 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum American Art Pottery from the Fred L. Mitchell Collection

1 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum Maryhill Favorites: Animal Kingdom

1– Nov. 15 Sam Hill and the Columbia River Highway

1 69th Annual Arlington Saddle Club Cowboy Breakfast 7-10, Jackpot Rodeo 12:30

1 Goldendale  Home, Garden & Sportsman’s Show

2 Tri-County Courts 10 Condon

2 Frontier Telenet Board Meeting 1 Condon

3 NORCOR Budget Board Meeting 10

3 Sherman County Weed District Board Meeting 7

4 Sherman County Court 9

6 Ag, Household, Small Biz Hazardous Waste Collection 10-2 Sherman Road Dept.

         Free – Pre-register 360-772-2838

6 Little Wheats Day Care Fundraising Paint Nite 5

7 Wasco County Pioneers’ Reunion 9:30 reg. 11:30 lunch Calvary Baptist Church, The Dalles

7 County-wide Clean-up 9-3 Solid Waste Transfer Site

7 Maryhill Museum Poetry Workshop: Inspired by Roads – The Historic Columbia River Highway

8 Mother’s Day

8 Elizabeth Woody, Poet Laureate, Mother’s Day Free Admission, Discovery Center

10 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

10 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

10 Sherman County Public/School Library Board Meeting 6:30

10 Wasco School Centennial Celebration Planning Meeting 6:30

17 Author Orice Klaas Reading 6 Sherman County Public/School Library

19 Sherman County Court 9

21 Armed Services Day

21 Sun Rise Cemetery Clean-up 9

23 Photography Club 7 Sherman Public/School Library

24 National Association of Counties, Western Interstate Region Conference, Wyoming

25 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10 The Dalles

26 Maryhill Museum Art Party: Wet Felting with Nancy Skakel

28-29 Gorge Outfitters’ Supply Catfish Derby 541-739-2222

30 Memorial Day

JUNE

1 Sherman County Court 9

2 Courthouse Facilities Open House

3 Dedication Ceremony Macks Canyon Campground 12

                           Oscar Lange Memorial Boat Ramp

5 Wheatacres Ranch Trail Challenge

3-5 Mid-Columbia Junior Livestock Show in Tygh Valley

8 Sherman Senior Center Advisory 12:30

12 4-H Meat Goat Showmanship Clinic, Prineville

12-14 Association of Oregon Counties Spring Conference, Umatilla County

13-15 7th Annual Sherman Champions Sports Camp

14 Flag Day

14 Tri-County Mental Health Board of Directors Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

14 North Central Public Health Board of Directors Meeting 3 The Dalles

15 Sherman County Court 9

17-19 4-H Camp-Out 4th-6th Graders, Weston

 

18 10th Annual Gorge Ride/Historic Columbia River Highway Centennial

19 Father’s Day

20 First Day of Summer

20 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10-12 Rufus

23 Maryhill Museum Art Party: Still Life Oil Painting with Cathleen Rehfeld

25 Splash for Pink | Imperial River Company, Maupin

27 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Annual Meeting | The Dalles

JULY

4 Independence Day

16-19 Goldendale Rodeo Bible Camp (senior) goldendalerodeobiblecamp@gmail.com

16 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum American Indian Trade Blankets 

20-23 Goldendale Rodeo Bible Camp (junior)

AUGUST

22-28 Sherman County Fair, Moro

SEPTEMBER

3 Wasco School Centennial Celebration

5 Labor Day

22 First Day of Autumn

OCTOBER

10 Columbus Day

NOVEMBER

6 Daylight Saving Time Ends

8 Election Day

11 Veterans Day

24 Thanksgiving

DECEMBER

7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

21 First Day of Winter

24 Christmas Eve

25 Christmas

31 New Year’s Eve

Sherman County eNews #111

27 April 2016

CONTENT

  1. Elizabeth Woody, Poet Laureate, Mother’s Day Free Admission, May 8

  2. Columbia River Gorge Communities Plan “Centennial Season of Celebration” for America’s First Scenic Highway

  3. Several Separate Heritage Workshops Next Week

  4. Poetry Workshop: Inspired by Roads – The Historic Columbia River Highway, May 7

  5. Art Party: Wet Felting with Nancy Skakel, May 26

  6. Art Party: Still Life Oil Painting with Cathleen Rehfeld, June 23

  7. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do


1.Elizabeth Woody, Poet Laureate, Mother’s Day Free Admission, May 8

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center offers free admission to everyone Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Elizabeth Woody, Oregon’s newest Poet Laureate, will do a reading at 1 p.m. Enjoy a special Mother’s Day Brunch, 11-2. Humble Roots Farm & Nursery will be selling native plant seedlings from 10-3. Take a guided wildflower walk at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Columbia River Trading Co. will offer 20% off everything in the museum store. The Discovery Center is located off I-84 at exit 82, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. For information, (541) 296-8600 x 201, or www.gorgediscovery.org.


2. Columbia River Gorge Communities Plan “Centennial Season of Celebration” for America’s First Scenic Highway

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America’s first scenic highway, the Historic Columbia River Highway, turns 100 in 2016. In celebration, ‘a surprise around every corner’ is being promised by Oregon and Washington communities throughout the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, with events and exhibits planned for the public. Exhibits are now underway at both ends of the Historic Highway, including the “King of Roads” exhibit at Troutdale Historic Society, featuring photographs and stories of the people who made the building of the highway possible and “Sam Hill and the Columbia River Highway” at Maryhill Museum of Art, an exhibition of black and white prints showing both construction photos of the highway and early scenic views of the Columbia River Gorge, among many other programs planned at of the former home of the Historic Highway’s visionary, Samuel Hill, now Maryhill Museum of Art.


3. Several Heritage Workshops Next Week

Several heritage workshops taking place next week can be attended without paying the full registration fee for the Oregon Heritage Conference that takes place simultaneously. A smaller workshop fee will be charged. The workshops include:

Advocacy: Local and Beyond, May 4.  Join this interactive and hands-on workshop to help you build public support, identify priority issues and develop strategies to communicate effectively. Public officials and veteran advocates will present their experiences and tips about advocacy. You will leave knowing basic things you can do to be an advocate every day and to balance advocacy with nonprofit status. The workshop includes both morning and afternoon sessions. People may attend one or both portions.

Heritage Tourism: Making Your Organization Part of the Draw, May 4. This interactive workshop will help you identify the opportunities you have and provide real-life examples of success heritage tourism projects.  Representatives from Travel Oregon, Oregon Travel Experience and other organizations will also give information about heritage programs and grants available to communities.

Developer for a Day, May 4.  In this crash course on adaptive re-use, you are going to roll up your sleeves and take a 7,000 square-foot building on a 40,000-square foot lot and envision how to turn it into a micro enterprise ecosystem serving low-income entrepreneurs. And while making this plan, you will learn the basics of redevelopment that every jurisdiction needs to know to leverage their existing historic infrastructure to create stronger towns.

Historic Cemetery Marker Cleaning and Repair Workshop, May 7. Learn how to assess monument condition to prioritize treatment. Then practice marker cleaning, leveling and minor repair.

REGISTRATION. To register for the workshops, use the Heritage Conference website and registration form here http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx


4. Poetry Workshop: Inspired by Roads – The Historic Columbia River Highway

Saturday, May 7 | 1 to 4 p.m.

The historic Columbia River Highway – once called a poem in stone – inspires this afternoon workshop with NW poet Tim Barnes. Participants will create poems based on this majestic byway using historic photographs by Albert Barnes as inspiration. Your finished poem will be bound into a handmade accordion-style book you create.

COST:  FREE. Advance registration required; to register call 509 773-3733 ext. 20. Limited to 30 participants of all ages.

Northwest poet Tim Barnes has published five books of poetry; his work has appeared in Basalt, Poet Lore, Cloudbank, Cutbank, Oregon English, South Dakota Review, and Xanadu, among other publications. He is also co-writer of a biographical anthology, Wood Works: The Life and Writings of Charles Erskine Scott Wood and the creator of a children’s book (illustrated by Angelina Marino-Heidel and based on a poem by William Stafford), Everyone Out Here Knows: A Big Foot Tale. Barnes edits Friends of William Stafford: A Newsletter for Poets and Poetry. He has worked with Maryhill on a variety of poetry workshops and as a co-instructor at the museum’s Summer Art Institute.  Presented as part of the Centennial Celebrations of the Columbia River Highway and made possible with support from the National Endowment of the Arts.


5. Art Party: Wet Felting with Nancy Skakel

Thursday, May 26 | 6 to 8 p.m. Bring a friend (or two) and spend an evening playing in the arts at Maryhill. Known for her whimsical felted sculptures, fiber artist Nancy Skakel will lead us in felting something a bit different – a pair of stylish and functional fingerless gloves that keep the hands warm while freeing up the fingers for work or texting. COST (includes instruction, all materials, wine and hors d’oeuvres): $35 members / $40 nonmembers. To register call 509 773-3733 ext. 20.


 

6. Art Party: Still Life Oil Painting with Cathleen Rehfeld, June 23 Thursday, June 23 | 6 to 8 p.m.

Try your hand at still life oil painting with Cathleen as your guide; her lively painting style combines with an easygoing, supportive manner that allows even the first-time painter to succeed! See more of Cathleen’s work at www.crehfeld.blogspot.com. Includes wine and hors d’oeuvres. COST (includes instruction, all materials, wine and hors d’oeuvres): $35 members / $40 nonmembers. To register call 509 773-3733 ext. 20.


 7. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

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5th Annual Pavilion Harvest Celebration & Softball Shootout, June 25 https://www.facebook.com/events/708741019268560/

Oregon Encyclopedia   http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/

Anne Kubisch: There Is Economic Potential In Oregon’s Rural Economies http://www.opb.org/news/article/sunday-conversation-anne-kubisch-oregon-economy/    (audio = red circle)

Oregon Raceway Park Events, Grass Valley   http://oregonraceway.com/

Motor Sports Track Days http://www.motorsportreg.com/orgs/skip-day-track-days Yours for the sport.  Bill Murray -503-358-2617

The System is not Rigged http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/04/the_system_is_not_rigged.html

Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-born Population in the United States http://www.pewhispanic.org/2016/04/19/statistical-portrait-of-the-foreign-born-population-in-the-united-states-key-charts/?utm_source=Pew+Research+Center&utm_campaign=20a3a6182f-Weekly_April_21_20164_21_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3e953b9b70-20a3a6182f-399522629

Five Ways Americans and Europeans are Different  http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/04/19/5-ways-americans-and-europeans-are-different/?utm_source=Pew+Research+Center&utm_campaign=20a3a6182f-Weekly_April_21_20164_21_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3e953b9b70-20a3a6182f-399522629

Taking care at the Paisley Cemetery http://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/taking-care-at-the-paisley-cemetery/article_b14c356a-c6c4-550e-8a10-1424bcd6313a.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share

Kennewick Man http://www.nwd.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/CulturalResources/KennewickMan.aspx

U.S. Defense Watch | What the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Must Tell the Nation  http://usdefensewatch.com/2016/04/what-the-chairman-of-the-joint-chiefs-of-staff-must-tell-the-nation/

Yes, Prince Faisal, We Need to Recalibrate our Relationship http://townhall.com/columnists/ronpaul/2016/04/26/yes-prince-faisal-we-need-to-recalibrate-our-relationship-n2153882?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

Transcript of John Kasich’s Inerview with Washington Post Editorial Board https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/04/20/a-transcript-of-john-kasichs-interview-with-the-washington-post-editorial-board/?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_opinions

This Week in Geopolitics http://www.mauldineconomics.com/this-week-in-geopolitics

Citizens United   http://www.citizensunited.org/

BBC News http://www.bbc.com/news

Stainless Steel – 1936 Ford Tudor http://www.hemmings.com/magazine/hcc/2010/11/Stainless-Sensation—1936-Ford-Tudor/3692561.html


 

Sherman County eNews #110

26 April 2016

Content

  1. Bring the kids to the STEM Fair at Wind Challenge! April 30

  2. Job Opportunities: Youth Conservation Corps Crew Leaders, Members

  3. Sherman County Public/School Library Book Club, May 24 Sherman Jr./Sr. High School Spring Symposium, May 12

  4. “Sticks in Stacks” at the Library, April 28

  5. When Life Goes Sideways

  6. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do


Honesty is a spiritual quality that cannot be evaluated in terms of money. There are many practical reasons to practice honesty. It requires far less effort to be truthful than to be deceitful, and in the long term the risks are fewer and the rewards greater. But in today’s complex society, the boundaries of acceptable behavior have been blurred until they are sometimes indistinguishable. Laws and codes of ethics establish minimum standards of behavior. Make sure you establish standards for yourself that exceed such minimums, a standard below which you will not allow yourself to fall, regardless of what others may do or say. Your own set of standards will allow you to decide quickly and easily upon an appropriate course of action when faced with a difficult problem. ~ Napoleon Hill


1.Bring the kids to the STEM Fair at Wind Challenge! April 30

The 2016 Wind Challenge has a STEM Fair (science, technology, engineering and math) that is bigger and better than ever this year! Everyone is invited to bring the kids to the fun and free event with hands-on booths that include:

    • OMSI Science Puzzles
    • Youth Robotics
    • Gorge Makerspace
    • Mini Wind Turbine Building with CGCC
    • Hood River Hobbies
    • Bonneville Power Administration
    • Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard
    • Robots from Molten Steelman
    • And more!

Plus you can watch teams of students compete to build the best wind turbine at the Wind Challenge and cheer on the Huskies team from Sherman County! The STEM Fair portion of Wind Challenge is open from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, April 30 at The Dalles Civic. This event is hosted by the Gorge Tech Alliance, Google and CGCC.

 


2. Job Opportunities: Youth Conservation Corps Crew Leaders, Members

Oregon Youth Conservation Corps Crew Leader

Jr. Crew Leader

Crew Members

Sherman County is accepting employment applications for the position of one Oregon Youth Conservation Corps (OYCC) Crew Leader, one OYCC Jr. Crew Leader, and four OYCC Crew members. Positions are scheduled for 6 weeks of work from June-August 2016, 40hr/week, Mon-Fri. Applicants must be able to perform manual labor in adverse weather conditions. Please review job descriptions, contract, and work schedule before applying. The student contract must be signed before applications will be accepted.

For job description and/or application, contact Sherman County Prevention at 541-565-5036 or go to the Prevention page at http://www.co.sherman.or.us. Submit completed application, student contract, and resume to Sherman County Prevention, PO Box 263, Moro, OR 97039. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016. Applicants over 18 years of age must pass a criminal history background check. Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer. For more information regarding the OYCC program, visit http://www.oyccweb.com.


3. Sherman County Public/School Library Book Club, May 24

books.boyThe Library Book Club will be meeting at 6:00pm, May 24. Please join us for discussion of “Juliet’s Nurse “ and refreshments in the library, even if you haven’t read the book! Call 541-565-3279 or e-mail shermanlibrary@sherman.k12.or.us to request a hold on our June/July book, “The Lake House” by Kate Morton.


4. Sherman Jr./Sr. High School Spring Symposium, May 12

books4The 24th annual Spring Symposium (formerly known as the Fine Arts Festival) will be held Thursday, May 12th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Sherman Jr./Sr. High School. Both of the Sherman Jr./Sr. High School bands will perform, and the Spanish students will offer a variety of Mexican entrees for your dining pleasure in the home economics room. In addition, students will be showing off their finest academic work in the cafeteria as well as several classrooms. The library will hold its annual book sale along with a dessert sale in the cafeteria this year due to construction. Mark your calendar and plan to come in for an evening of fun and food on May 12th at Sherman Jr./Sr. High!


5. “Sticks in Stacks” at the Library, April 28

lana-architetto-francesc-01“Sticks in Stacks” at Sherman County Public/School Library Thursday, April 28 Social crafting starts at 6:00 p.m. every Thursday. Instructional assistance for knit, crochet, and spinning will be available at 7:00 p.m. Bring your knitting, crochet, spinning, quilting, or cross-stitch projects. All fiber arts are welcome.   For further information about this program please contact Sherman County Public/School Library at (541) 565-3279. Library website: www.scpslibrary.wix.com/scpsl.


6. When Life Goes Sideways

Do you ever feel like events in your life have gotten out of control? Some days, it’s easy to feel that way.

No matter how diligently you set goals, visualize results, and affirm a positive outcome, every once in a while your life is going to feel as if it’s gone a little sideways.Carefully laid plans go up in smoke – sometimes quite literally. People you counted on, bail out on you. A health or family crisis strikes. An earthquake or tornado puts you back to square one. Suddenly, you feel as if you are completely off course, out of control, and lost at sea.

At times like these, there are a few things it may help you to remember. First of all, no one can control every aspect of his or her life, and adversity comes to all of us, no matter how moral we are, and no matter how good our attitude is. Bad things happen to good people all the time.

Second, it is important to realize that there is one and only one thing in life that is completely within your power to control, and that is your response to what happens to you.When you find yourself overcome with feelings of fear, helplessness, doom and gloom, you can put the brakes on these feelings by gently but firmly choosing to shift the focus of the thoughts that are running through your mind. ~ The Pacific Institute


7. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

bird.crow.fly

Five Top-rated Convertible Car Seats http://www.consumerreports.org/convertible-car-seats/5-top-rated-convertible-car-seats/

Oregonians in Action – Land Use and Property Rights – Eastern Oregon & SB 1588   http://www.oia.org/

http:// www/facebook.com/OIAOregon

Oregon Watchdog  http://www.oregonwatchdog.com

Syria’s Food Crisis  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-wheat-idUSKCN0XN0G0

The Mad King & Magna Carta  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/mad-king-magna-carta-180955745/?no-ist

Camel Racing in United Arab Emirates  http://visitabudhabi.ae/en/explore/culture.and.heritage/traditions/camel.racing.aspx

The Truth about Car Insurance  http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/car-insurance/auto-insurance-special-report/index.htm?loginMethod=auto

Defense News   http://www.defensenews.com/

How to drive a round-about http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/safety/roundabouts/


 

Sherman County eNews #109

25 April 2016

Content

  1. Sherman County Court Notes, April 20
  2. Wasco County Pioneers 94th Reunion, Luncheon & Program, May 7
  3. Sherman County Historical Museum Opens for Season, May 1
  4. P.S. Sherman County eNews Friday Classifieds: Employment
  5. Sherman Public/School Library Reading: Orice Klaas, Once Upon a Convent, May 17
  6. Communicating Expectations
  7. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

“It behooves you, therefore, to think and act for yourself and your people. The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors. The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.” —Thomas Jefferson, 1775


1.Sherman County Court Notes, April 20

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Sherman County Court Notes

~ By Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez

 

(A brief summary of topics addressed – not official minutes. For details, please see the official approved minutes posted after the May 4th Court session on the Sherman County website at http://www.co.sherman.or.us)

 

The Sherman County Court met in regular session on April 20th, 2016, and in conducting the business of the county,

 

  • heard a quarterly report from Beth McCurdy, Fair Board Secretary, and gave a brief performance review of the Fair Board; the board has shown great improvement; the board has requested training that will take place sometime this fall; overall communication between board members has improved; the board is following and sticking to a budget and presented to the Budget Committee; ground maintenance was briefly discussed;
  • heard a quarterly report from Wes Owens, Sherman Jr/Sr High School Superintendent; discussed the fiber project and internet access at the school;
  • heard a quarterly report from Jan Byram, Senior Center Director;
  • heard a quarterly report from Jenine McDermid, Clerk;
  • approved the County Assessment Function Funding Assistance Grant Resolution and authorized Judge Thompson to sign;
  • heard a quarterly report from Patti Fields, Sherman County Historical Museum Director;
  • heard a quarterly report from Georgia Macnab, Planning Director;
  • heard a quarterly report from Bryan Hunt, Veterans Services Officer;
  • heard a quarterly report from Jessica Metta, Mid-Columbia Economic Development District;
  • heard a quarterly report from Wade McLeod, Sherman County District Attorney;
  • heard a quarterly report from Shawn Payne, Emergency Services Director;
  • approved the Personal Services Contract between Sherman County and Cody Kunigel to perform work for Sherman County Community Outreach to expire June 30, 2017, and authorized Judge Thompson to sign pending approval by County Counsel;
  • approved the Lease of Business Property between Sherman County and Sherman County Community Outreach to use a room at the Wasco Annex at a cost of zero dollars for a term to end on June 30, 2017, and authorized Judge Thompson to sign pending approval by County Counsel;
  • authorized the Road Department to correct incorrect spelling identified on road signs;
  • approved the Memorandum of Understanding between Sherman County and Sherman County School District for the establishment of a reunification site to be used in case of emergency;
  • authorized installation of the air fiber quote from Day Wireless in the amount of $26,704.19;
  • discussed unfunded mandates, a thank you letter from Margaret Clay, and a bike rack proposal;
  • agreed to join Linn County as plaintiff in a filing for a declaratory ruling in Circuit Court for unfunded mandates that violate the State Constitution;
  • held a call with Robert Waltenburg, Co-Superintendent of North Central Education Service District, to discuss internet connection at the school;
  • heard reports from Court members about regional board activities.

2. Wasco County Pioneers 94th Reunion, Luncheon & Program, May 7 

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You are invited to join the

Wasco County Pioneers

for their annual gathering at

Calvary Baptist Church 3350 Columbia View Drive, The Dalles.

Saturday, May 7th

Registration begins at 9:30

Lunch 11:30 – $14

Annual Meeting 1 p.m.

Historic Picture Boards on Display

Pioneer Man and Pioneer Woman of the Year

Program:

OSU Extension Agent Sandy Macnab – “History of Wasco County Farming”

Sandy has roots in Sherman County which was, until 1889, part of Wasco County.

Membership dues $12.50 and $15

Call Myron Egbert to reserve a table for your group 541-296-3890.

~ President Joanne Brewer


3. Sherman County Historical Museum Opens for Season, May 1

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Moro, OR – May 1st the Sherman County Historical Museum opens for the season and visitors are welcome daily 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. through October.  Along with viewing artifacts and photographs of the past check out the temporary display The Art of Taxidermy.  Visit the museum Sunday, May 1st from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and learn more about taxidermy, preservation and local wildlife with Joe Dabulskis.  Come see Joe as he works on and demonstrates how taxidermy is done while enjoying his stories and appreciation of our local wildlife.

During the month of May take in the artwork of students from Sherman County Elementary and Journey through time and learn about Sherman County and enjoy the exhibits that share this county’s heritage.  All visitors will enjoy being greeted by the friendly volunteers and experiencing the first-rate interpretive and hands-on exhibits at the museum as they learn about Sherman County.

The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon.  For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org


4. P.S. Sherman County eNews Friday Classifieds:  EMPLOYMENT:

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SHERMAN COUNTY PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR.  Sherman County Preschool is accepting applications for position of Preschool Director at the Sherman County Preschool. Sherman County Preschool has the mission of providing preschool education in a kind, nurturing, safe environment for 3-5 year old children utilizing evidence based instruction. The position is responsible for developing and implementing an ongoing program of activities that promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child enrolled in Sherman County Preschool. The primary responsibilities of this position are to administer the finances of the organization, licensing and Head Start regulations and act as a liaison between the preschool staff, families, and school district staff. This is a 12 month part time position; Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Business or a closely related field. Previous experience in education is preferred. Salary range is $14 to $16/hr. depending on experience. Paid time off and education stipend are available. Applications are available on line or by sending an email to rcsimpson9@msn.com requesting an application. Email completed applications to rcsimpson9@msn.com . Deadline for accepting applications is May 6, 2016.

SHERMAN COUNTY PRESCHOOL HEAD START TEACHER. Sherman County Preschool is accepting applications for position of Preschool Head Start Teacher at the Sherman County Preschool. Sherman County Preschool has the mission of providing preschool education in a kind, nurturing, safe environment for 3-5 year old children utilizing evidence based instruction. The position is responsible for developing and implementing an ongoing program of activities that promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child enrolled in Sherman County Preschool, in accordance with Head Start and Oregon Preschool Licensing Standards, ultimately preparing the children for kindergarten. This position would be the teacher of record for classroom and home based Head Start programs. This is 9 month position. Classroom instruction is Monday through Thursday 8 am to 2 pm, paid for 32 hours a week. Qualifications include an AA degree in Early Childhood Development with 15 credits in Early Childhood Development. Prior teaching experience is preferred. Salary range is $14 to $16/hr. depending on experience. Paid time off and education stipend are available. Applications are available on line or by sending an email to rcsimpson9@msn.com requesting an application. Email completed applications to rcsimpson9@msn.com Deadline for accepting applications is May 6, 2016.

SHERMAN COUNTY PRESCHOOL TEACHER (TWO POSITIONS). Sherman County Preschool is accepting applications for two positions for Preschool Teacher at the Sherman County Preschool. Sherman County Preschool has the mission of providing preschool education in a kind, nurturing, safe environment for 3-5 year old children utilizing evidence based instruction. The position is responsible for developing and implementing an ongoing program of activities that promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child enrolled in Sherman County Preschool, in accordance with Head Start and Oregon Preschool Licensing Standards, ultimately preparing the children for kindergarten. This is a 9 month position. Classroom instruction is Monday through Thursday 8 am to 2 pm, paid for 32 hours a week. Qualifications includes; either an AA degree in Early Childhood Development or current CDA certification or 3 years prior preschool teaching experience. Salary range is $14 to $16/hr. depending on experience. Paid time off and education stipend are available. Applications are available on line or by sending an email to rcsimpson9@msn.com requesting an application. Email completed applications to rcsimpson9@msn.com. Deadline for accepting applications is May 6, 2016.

RETAIL CLERK, GRAIN ELEVATOR HARVEST HELP, CLERK/WAREHOUSEMAN

MCP logo smallMid Columbia Producers is now hiring!

 

  • FT Temporary Retail Clerk- Wasco, OR – Deadline: 5/5
  • *Grain Elevator Harvest Help- multiple locations – Deadline 5/20
  • FT Retail Clerk/Warehouseman – Goldendale, WA- Open until filled

 

For the complete listings please visit www.mcpcoop.com or contact:

 

Brittany Dark, 2003 First Street, PO Box 344, Moro, OR 97039

PH: (541)565-2277  |  Fax: (503)536-6875


5. Sherman County Public/School Library Reading: Orice Klaas, Once Upon a Convent, May 17

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Orice Klaas will be at the Sherman County Public/School Library on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:00pm. She will read from her recently published book, Once Upon a Convent. Providing a unique glimpse into her nineteen years as a young nun, her story is an inside view of convents during the late 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, a period of major upheaval in the Church. Copies of the book will be available at the Reading, or can be purchased on Amazon in paperback or kindle. Refreshments will be served.  For further information about this program please contact Sherman County Public/School Library at (541) 565-3279. Library website: www.scpslibrary.wix.com/scpsl.


6. Communicating Expectations

What do you expect from your kids? How do you communicate your expectations to them? Let’s talk about what’s reasonable and what’s not today.

All parents expect certain things from their children. But expectations that are too high, too low, or never clearly expressed can cause a challenge or two, or many. Having expectations that are too high promotes failure rather than success, and leads to an enormous amount of stress for both you and your kids.

On the other hand, expectations that are too low can lead to failure, too, because they don’t help your children to stretch their capacities and develop a sense of competence and resiliency. Most important of all, it is vital that you talk to your kids about your expectations and spell them out as clearly as possible.

If you expect them to clean their room once a week, make sure they understand exactly what “clean” means and which day of the week they need to have it done by. At the same time, tailor your expectations so that they are realistic and appropriate to that particular child at that particular stage of their development. What is right for one doesn’t necessarily fit another and what was reasonable ten years ago may no longer make much sense.

By the way, if you expect your kids to share certain values you cherish such as honesty, confidence, and dependability, make sure you serve as a good role model, because even when they may not seem to be listening to what you say, you can bet they’re paying close attention to what you do.

All of this isn’t reserved solely for the children in your life. The same goes for your employees, your other team members, and your partners. And while employees probably don’t need to be told when to clean their work spaces, they do need organizational expectations to be clear and well-defined. Clarity is the grease on the axle of success. ~ The Pacific Institute


7. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

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 Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center  http://www.neoahec.org/

Terra, the Power of Research  http://oregonstate.edu/terra/

How do we restore the republic? http://patriotpost.us/commentary/42136

Alliance of Constitutional Patriot  http://www.mcferren.com/allianceofconstitutionalpatriots/

Beautiful Talk: What We Really Want at the End of Life  http://www.ba-bamail.com/video.aspx?emailid=20464

Drones | Dazzling Flying Machines https://www.ted.com/talks/raffaello_d_andrea_meet_the_dazzling_flying_machines_of_the_future

4th Annual Mammoth Cup Golf Tournament to Benefit Tmastslikt Cultural Institute http://tamastslikt.bmetrack.com/c/v?e=93ED1C&c=1A724&l=8B7557D&email=bpEf3gzcC3jqOutPCl4TFbxytUmDUSH6&relid=A0B1038

Conservative clean energy https://clearpath.org/?campaign=ccemeans&utm_source=BDaily&utm_medium=email

“SIR, I WILL NOT OBEY THAT ORDER.” http://www.mikenew.com/082615.html

Failing to learn from history http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/04/failing_to_learn_from_history.html

How the Middle East will Exploit Solar Energy https://www.stratfor.com/video/how-middle-east-will-exploit-solar-energy

Stratfor Global Intelligence

https://www.stratfor.com/

https://www.stratfor.com/media-center?type=stratfor_image


 

Sherman County eNews #108

April 25, 2016

CONTENT

  1. County-wide Cleanup, May 7th
  2. FREE Hazardous Waste Collection Event for Households, Businesses, and Farmers, May 6
  3. Notice: Sherman County Court Meeting, May 3
  4. Sherman County Court Draft Agenda, May 4
  5. Sherman County Preschools to Merge
  6. Sherman County Preschool Positions Open
  7. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

1.County-wide Cleanup, May 7th

recycle binOn May 7th, Sherman County residents are invited to bring one pick-up load of trash to the Solid Waste Transfer Station without paying a fee with some exceptions.

    1. When: Saturday, May 7, 2016 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    2. Where: Sherman County Solid Waste Transfer Site located at 72526 Welk Road between Highway 206 and Biggs Junction.
    3. How: Upon arrival, wait for the attendant to direct you to the appropriate unloading site.
    4. Limited: One trip per vehicle.
Restrictions:

·       No household hazardous or medical waste will be accepted.

·       No recycling.

Fees are required for:

    • Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners $31.18 each
    • Appliances $11.83
    • Tires without rims $11.29
    • Tires with rims $15.06
    • Furniture – $11.83

You may also bring:

  • YARD WASTE – Clean brush & trimmings under 6 inches in diameter
  • CAR BATTERIES
  • E-WASTE – Computer towers, laptops, monitors, televisions 

Please note:  Recycling will not be accepted on this day. Recycling will be accepted on any regular scheduled day:

  • 2nd Friday and Saturday in Moro
  • 3rd Friday and Saturday in Wasco
  • 4th Friday and Saturday in Rufus

2.  Register: FREE Hazardous Waste Collection Event for Households, Businesses, and Farmers, May 6                                    

WHAT:  Clean up & dispose of those leftover chemicals

WHEN:  Friday, May 6, 2016   10am-2pm

WHERE:  Moro, Road Department

*Businesses —Although Free, pre-registration is required for farmers and businesses. This helps our contractor bring the proper supplies.

Call John Pitman / Stericycle Environmental Service at: (360) 772-2838.

Bring:

  • Oil-based and Latex paints and stains
  • Yard and garden chemicals
  • Cleaners, disinfectants, and solvents
  • Automotive fluids like antifreeze
  • Pool and spa chemicals
  • Art and hobby chemicals
  • Fluorescent lamps, CFL bulbs and ballasts
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Old gasoline
  • Any/all batteries
  • Propane bottles and tanks

Sponsored by Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program…a joint effort of the City of Maupin and other local jurisdictions, as well as Wasco, Sherman and Hood River Counties.   Call 541-506-2632 or visit    www.tricountyrecycle.com


3.  Notice: Sherman County Court Meeting, May 3

The Sherman County Court will hold an Executive Session on May 3, 2016, from 3-4pm in the office of the County Court. The Court will meet in Executive Session in accordance with ORS 192.660 (2) (i) Personnel to interview candidates for the Biggs Service District Administrator position.  Following the Executive Session, the Court will identify the top candidate.


4. Sherman County Court Draft Agenda, May 4

SCAgenda May 4 2016


5. Sherman County Preschools to Merge

children.cartoonThe North Sherman Preschool Board and Sherman Preschool Board are pleased to announce their merger. After months of planning and negotiation the two preschool boards have agreed to offer a new, innovative preschool program which will be located at the new PK-12 campus in Moro. Both preschools, one located in Wasco and one in Moro, have a proud history of providing preschool education in Sherman County for 20 + years. The new preschool, Sherman County Preschool, will begin classes in September 2016.

Sherman County School District had the foresight to plan for a preschool on the combined campus. This integration provides excellent opportunities for collaboration with services provided by the school. After research and interviewing educators, the boards decided to offer a Monday through Thursday program with six hours of instruction daily. Children will arrive at school at 8:00 am and have breakfast. After breakfast, classroom instruction will take place until 11:30. Parents may choose to have their children return home or to day care at this time. The next option is for children to have lunch and return home or to day care at noon. The third option is for the child to stay after lunch, have a rest break and have continued instruction, leaving at 2pm. Each child will have an individual plan, developed in collaboration with the parents and teaching staff. It is estimated that student enrollment may be 15 to 18 children. The boards wanted to insure the ratio of teacher to children was adequate. Therefore, the plan is to hire three teachers. The three teaching positions and a part time director position are posted and applications will be accepted until May 6, 2016. An interview team consisting of board members, educators, administrators and parents will make the hiring decisions. The teaching team should be hired by the end of May.

The boards have decided to offer both home based Head Start and classroom based Head Start. This will allow each child to have a customized plan of education. In Oregon preschools are rated by a Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS). When Sherman County Preschool opens its doors in September it will be rated as a three star. After moving to the combined campus, the boards have agreed that a higher rating will be sought with the goal of achieving a five star rating.

If you are interested in hearing more or enrolling your child in this program you may either attend an open enrollment parent meeting in June (date and time to be determined) or contact Sherman Preschool at (541) 565-3320 for an application form. We are postponing the enrollment meeting until June so parents can meet the teaching staff and start to develop the individualized teaching plan.

Finally, the boards would like to take this public opportunity to thank Sherman County School District for affording preschool education this incredible opportunity. Preschools and Head Start programs from neighboring communities are visiting and watching this program as it is felt to be a model program. In addition the board is grateful for the current preschool staff and parents for their patience and understanding as we worked through this process. It is an exciting time for preschool education in Sherman County. 


6. Sherman County Preschool Positions Open

Sherman County Preschool Director: Sherman County Preschool is accepting applications for position of Preschool Director at the Sherman County Preschool. Sherman County Preschool has the mission of providing preschool education in a kind, nurturing, safe environment for 3-5 year old children utilizing evidence based instruction. The position is responsible for developing and implementing an ongoing program of activities that promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child enrolled in Sherman County Preschool. The primary responsibilities of this position are to administer the finances of the organization, licensing and Head Start regulations and act as a liaison between the preschool staff, families, and school district staff. This is a 12 month part time position; Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Business or a closely related field. Previous experience in education is preferred. Salary range is $14 to $16/hr. depending on experience. Paid time off and education stipend are available. Applications are available on line or by sending an email to rcsimpson9@msn.com requesting an application. Email completed applications to rcsimpson9@msn.com . Deadline for accepting applications is May 6, 2016.

Sherman County Preschool Head Start Teacher: Sherman County Preschool is accepting applications for position of Preschool Head Start Teacher at the Sherman County Preschool. Sherman County Preschool has the mission of providing preschool education in a kind, nurturing, safe environment for 3-5 year old children utilizing evidence based instruction. The position is responsible for developing and implementing an ongoing program of activities that promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child enrolled in Sherman County Preschool, in accordance with Head Start and Oregon Preschool Licensing Standards, ultimately preparing the children for kindergarten. This position would be the teacher of record for classroom and home based Head Start programs. This is 9 month position. Classroom instruction is Monday through Thursday 8 am to 2 pm, paid for 32 hours a week. Qualifications include an AA degree in Early Childhood Development with 15 credits in Early Childhood Development. Prior teaching experience is preferred. Salary range is $14 to $16/hr. depending on experience. Paid time off and education stipend are available. Applications are available on line or by sending an email to rcsimpson9@msn.com requesting an application. Email completed applications to rcsimpson9@msn.com Deadline for accepting applications is May 6, 2016.

Sherman County Preschool Teacher: (Two positions) Sherman County Preschool is accepting applications for two positions for Preschool Teacher at the Sherman County Preschool. Sherman County Preschool has the mission of providing preschool education in a kind, nurturing, safe environment for 3-5 year old children utilizing evidence based instruction. The position is responsible for developing and implementing an ongoing program of activities that promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child enrolled in Sherman County Preschool, in accordance with Head Start and Oregon Preschool Licensing Standards, ultimately preparing the children for kindergarten. This is a 9 month position. Classroom instruction is Monday through Thursday 8 am to 2 pm, paid for 32 hours a week. Qualifications include; either an AA degree in Early Childhood Development or current CDA certification or 3 years prior preschool teaching experience. Salary range is $14 to $16/hr. depending on experience. Paid time off and education stipend are available. Applications are available on line or by sending an email to rcsimpson9@msn.com requesting an application. Email completed applications to rcsimpson9@msn.com. Deadline for accepting applications is May 6, 2016.


7. Your Child’s Success

book.girl.read book.boy.read~ The Pacific Institute

Most parents genuinely want their kids to do well in school, and there is a great deal that parents can do to make school success more likely. First, and far above all else, find out how to build your child’s self-image and work at it steadily. There is nothing more important than a strong self-image for success in school, or anywhere else for that matter. And when it comes to bullies, nothing is more valuable.

Second, get personally involved. Study after study have shown that students with involved parents do better in school. Your kids may try to persuade you to back off, but parental involvement is something that they really do need and want. Get to know their teachers. Ask both child and teacher about what goes on in class and listen attentively to their answers.

Spend time reading their schoolbooks with them. And yes, check on them. Make sure they have a good place to work and help them keep track of assignments so they get done on time. (It may mean temporarily retiring the video games and putting the cell phone and mp3 player on hiatus!) Review their assignments and tests with them when they come back, praise their success, and correct mistakes.

Teach them how to break large tasks down into smaller, more manageable chunks, how to assign priorities, and the importance of rewarding themselves when they accomplish a goal. Perhaps you’ve heard some of this advice before, but it’s good to re-emphasize that these things work! The bonus is that you also are setting them up for success later in the world of work. If you do these things consistently, they will have a significant, positive effect on your child’s success in school.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sherman County eNews #107

23 April 2016

CONTENT

1.Sherman County’s Center for Living Forum Discussion, April 26 

2. Dean M. Wilcox, M.D. 

3. Maupin High School/South Wasco County All-school Reunion Potluck Picnic, July 24

4. Presentation: A History of Sculpting the Columbia River Gorge, Water & Rivers, April 22

5. Presentation: Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Collection, May 20

6. BLM Posters & Postcards

7. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do


“In the last 3,421 years of recorded history only 268 have seen no war.” 

~ Will Durant, The Lessons of History

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1.Sherman County’s Center for Living Forum Discussion, April 26

 

Sherman County’s Center for Living

INVITES YOU

Moro’s Fourth Tuesday of the Month Forum Discussion

April’s focus is on How Do We Change as relates to Health & Balance

TUESDAY APRIL 26TH FROM  5PM-6 PM

BRING A FRIEND

Enjoy the  camaraderie

Pizza WILL BE PROVIDED.

IT’S FREE AND THERE’S A FREE RAFFLE

The Meeting Room next to the

Sherman County Public/School Library

For more info Call Christine 541 565 3149


2. Dean M. Wilcox, M.D.

flower.rose.starDr. Dean Wilcox passed away Tuesday evening. There will be a service for him Monday, April 25, at Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst College in Lake Oswego at 2:00 p.m.


3. Maupin High School/South Wasco County All-school Reunion Potluck Picnic, July 24

ALL-SCHOOL REUNION

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE

ANNUAL MAUPIN HIGH SCHOOL/SOUTH WASCO

COUNTY ALL-SCHOOL REUNION

POTLUCK PICNIC ON

SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2015

AT THE WASCO COUNTY

FAIRGROUNDS IN TYGH VALLEY,

OREGON, WITH LUNCHEON

STARTING AT 1:00 P.M.

BRING YOUR OWN TABLE SERVICE.

THE CLASS OF 1966 WILL CELEBRATE

ITS 50TH YEAR REUNION AT THIS EVENT


4. Presentation: A History of Sculpting the Columbia River Gorge, Water & Rivers, April 22

Join us for “Waters and Rivers – A History of Sculpting the Columbia River Gorge”, a presentation by locally renowned geologist, writer, and educator Ellen Morris Bishop on Friday, April 22, beginning at 6:30 PM at the White Salmon Library, 77 NE Wauna Ave White Salmon, WA.  This free to the public talk is hosted by the Columbia Gorge Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute, and is part of the Wild About Nature program presented by Friends of the White Salmon River and coordinated by Joy Markgraf.


5. Presentation: Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Collection, May 20

WOODY GUTHRIE TRIBUTE – Columbia Gorge Discovery Center welcomes musicians Bill Murlin and Joe Seamons, Friday, May 20, 2016 for a 75th anniversary musical tribute to the Woody Guthrie BPA Columbia River Collection. A Chicken Florentine dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Dinner/concert tickets are $26, concert only is $10, RSVP by May 18. Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is located at 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Call 541-296-8600 or visit www.gorgediscovery.org


6. BLM Posters & Postcards

Portland, Ore. — The Bureau of Land Management’s Oregon/Washington State Office released a new vintage-style poster and postcards of Steens Mountain for Earth Day 2016. The posters and postcards will be available to the public at no cost from all BLM offices and public rooms throughout Oregon and Washington. “An area as special as southeast Oregon’s Steens Mountain deserves an equally special commemoration like this beautiful vintage poster. The Steens Mountain and its high desert surroundings is one of the crown jewels of Oregon wildlands. Conservation efforts here are an example of successful cooperative conservation efforts.” said acting Oregon/Washington BLM State Director Jamie Connell.

The Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area (CMPA) contains 428,156 acres of public land offering diverse scenic and recreational experiences. The CMPA encompasses an extraordinary landscape with deep glacier carved gorges, stunning scenery, wilderness, wild rivers, a rich diversity of plant and animal species, and a way of life for all who live there. The 52-mile Steens Mountain Backcountry Byway provides access to four campgrounds and the views from Kiger Gorge, East Rim, Big Indian Gorge, Wildhorse and Little Blitzen Gorge overlooks are spectacular! The United States Congress designated the Steens Mountain Wilderness in 2000 and it now has over 170,200 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Oregon and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. “The high Steens landscape reveals the dramatic effects of contrasting geologic forces — tectonic uplift and glaciation. The vintage Steens poster depicts the massive backdrop that compels us to play an active part in something much bigger than ourselves,” said Jerry Magee, Oregon/Washington BLM State Wilderness Lead. The Act also designated three new Wild and Scenic Rivers — Wildhorse Creek, Little Wildhorse Creek and Kiger Creek — and adds two new segments — Ankle Creek and Mud Creek — to the existing Donner und Blitzen Wild and Scenic River.

Also, the first ever Redband Trout Reserve has been created to improve stream health and fish habitat. The BLM’s National Conservation Lands encompass some of the most scenic, culturally rich and scientifically important public land in America. These lands include approximately 875 areas (more than 32 million acres) of National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, Wilderness Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and other federally-designated special places. The vintage poster and postcard series is being produced to raise awareness and encourage greater stewardship of our National Conservation Lands. Since 2014, the BLM has published 13 vintage posters. All the posters can be viewed at: www.flickr.com/photos/mypubliclands/sets/72157644226090865

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands. 


7. A Kaleidoscope of Color: American Indian Trade Blankets, July 16-Nov. 15

(GOLDENDALE, Wash., April 22, 2016) –  A Kaleidoscope of Color: American Indian Trade Blankets will be on view at Maryhill Museum of Art July 16 – November 15, 2016. The exhibition will explore commercially produced trade blankets as an important facet of Indian culture, showcasing 20 pre-1925 blankets from well-known historic manufacturers such as Buell Manufacturing Company, J. Capps & Sons, Racine Woolen Mills, Oregon City Woolen Mills, and Pendleton Woolen Mills. The featured blankets are from private collections and offer a rare opportunity to see some of the most colorful items ever created by American industrial designers.  

A Brief History of Trade Blankets. Historically, North America’s Native peoples fashioned warm wearing robes from woven cotton, yucca, feathers or rabbit skins, or from tanned elk and buffalo hide. Trade blankets made by outsiders first appeared on the continent in the 18th century, when the Hudson’s Bay Company imported English “point” blankets. From 1780 to 1890, these blankets were a staple of the fur trade, especially in Canada and the northern tier states. 

During the same period, Navajo weavers were well known for their fine wearing blankets. But with the arrival of trading posts at the end of the 19th century, traders encouraged Navajo customers to focus on the production of rugs for sale to distant markets; this advice, coupled with reservation constraints that limited Native access to the materials needed to create their own blankets, Navajo weavers largely stopped making blankets. Enterprising American woolen mills saw an opportunity and began producing brightly-colored blankets with bold geometric designs for sale to the Native populace. These trade blankets soon became an important part of Native culture and for general household use.

Although Indian trade blankets are synonymous with 20th-century reservation style, manufacturers were dependent on sales to the non-Native population. Instead of transferring specific Native designs onto blankets, they created patterns that appealed to mainstream romantic stereotypes of Indian imagery and specific pattern names were assigned because of their lyrical quality rather than any relationship to objective origins. Trade blanket aficionados favor blankets made prior to 1942 – the year mills began manufacturing for the war effort. The majority of vintage robes still in circulation come from non-Native families as Indian people took great pride in their blankets and generally used them until they were worn out. Others were valued as burial attire and the practice of wrapping departed relatives in a new Pendleton blanket is still common in Navajo communities.


8. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

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Historic Oregon Newspapers http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/

Point: The Governing Philosophies that Divide America http://www.insidesources.com/point-the-governing-philosophies-that-divide-america/

Cascadia Rising https://www.fema.gov/cascadia-rising-2016

The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/6/10723680/nyc-library-public-domain-images-digital

32 Legitimate Ways to Make Money at Home http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/ways-to-make-money-at-home/

Commentary: Thomas Sowell, Winners or Whiners http://freedomsback.com/thomas-sowell/winners-or-whiners/

Whole Grains. Ask a cereal chemist. http://www.startribune.com/questions-on-whole-grains-ask-a-cereal-chemist/332779681/

My Father’s Farm  http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/my-fathers-farm-19770728

Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Assent http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/04/queen_elizabeths_royal_assent.html

Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/04/21/princess-charlotte-cuddles-up-on-the-queen-s-lap-in-stunning-new-90th-birthday-photo.html

President Obama Met Prince George  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/04/22/president-obama-just-met-the-most-powerful-2-year-old-in-the-world-prince-george/?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_fix

Secrecy: As Hillary Refuses to Release Speech Transcripts, New Details Emerge http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2016/04/22/surprise-hillary-gave-speeches-to-firms-lobbying-federal-government-n2152497

Breitbart | News | Big Government, Big Journalism, National Security & Tech http://www.breitbart.com/

Skunk | Crowd Control https://www.youtube.com/embed/H4_XZE3r3oU?rel=0

College Students Do Not Get Their Money’s Worth http://townhall.com/columnists/phyllisschlafly/2016/04/19/college-students-do-not-get-their-moneys-worth-n2150423