29 April 2016
Notice of Meeting: North Central Public Health District Board Executive Board, May 10
Wasco School Centennial Celebration, Sept. 3
History Tidbits: Wasco School Buildings, 1, 2 & 3
Oregon Scores A+ for Access to State Government Spending Data
Oregon Historical Society Surplus Sale of Vintage Books & Photographs, May 7
Oregon Farm Bureau seeks calendar photos
The One and Only You
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.
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
Portland, 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
Oregon 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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