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


 

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