Sherman County eNews #143


CONTENT

  1. Sherman County Public/School Library Book Club, June 21

  2. Sherman County Prayer Meeting Dates

  3. Regional Newspapers

  4. Congressional Hearing, Immigration Reform & Enforcement

  5. Sherman County Public/School Library Summer Reading Program

  6. The Importance of Forgiveness

  7. I-84 paving starts paving on I-84 through the Columbia River Gorge

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


1.Sherman County Public/School Library Book Club, June 21

books.loveThe Library Book Club will be meeting at 6:00 p.m., June 21. Please join us for a discussion of “The Lake House” by Kate Morton, even if you haven’t read the book! To request a hold on a copy, e-mail shermanlibrary@sherman.k12.or.us or call 541-565-3279.

 


2. Sherman County Prayer Meeting Dates

  • July 6  Grass Valley Baptist Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting.
  • August 3  Rufus Baptist Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting.
  • September 7  Kent Baptist Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting.
  • October 5  Wasco Church of Christ Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting.
  • November 2  Moro Presbyterian Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting.
  • December 7  Wasco Methodist Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting.

3. Regional Newspapers

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4. Congressional Hearing, Immigration Reform & Enforcement

American flag2Chairman Chaffetz Opener – Criminal Aliens Released by the Department of Homeland Security

 


5. Sherman County Public/School Library Summer Reading Program

June 14 Tuesday 10:00am
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents “Vladimir Goes For Gold”

June 21 Tuesday 10:00am
Numbers (ages 0-3) Global Playground (ages 4+)

July 9 Saturday 11:00am
Penny’s Puppet Productions presents “Dream, Sparkle, Shine!”

July 12 Tuesday 10:00am
Music (ages 0-3) Out of the Ordinary (ages 4+)

July 19 Tuesday 10:00am
Water (ages 0-3) Fueling Your Engine (ages 4+)

July 26 Tuesday 10:00am
Senses (ages 0-3) Motion Commotion (ages 4+)

Ask about Prevention’s summer swim bus!!


6. The Importance of Forgiveness

Many people throughout the ages have spoken of the virtues of forgiveness. Today, let’s look at this most personal, yet universal, of subjects and perhaps add a special twist.

Against whom are you carrying a grudge? Is there someone who has done you a wrong, in some way, and who you just can’t forgive? Have you, yourself, done things that you can’t forgive? When we cannot forgive, we have the tremendous potential of doing incredible damage to our selves, if we don’t let go of these hurts. In order to be fully human, we must learn to forgive and forget.

Confucius said that, “To be wronged is nothing unless you remember it.” He was absolutely right, and here’s why. Every time you remember something bad that happens to you, some wrong that was done to you, you feel those bad feelings all over again. You record the event in the neuron structure of your brain, and it plants itself in your subconscious. You reinforce the neural pathways, keeping that hurt within easy access.

Now the subconscious doesn’t know the difference between a vividly imagined or remembered event and the real thing. It is all “real” to the subconscious. When we subject ourselves, over and over again, to painful, angry memories, eventually our inner system begins to break down. The poison of the not forgiven hurt and anger attacks from the inside out.

12-step programs often emphasize the importance of forgiveness, because they recognize that forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. Jesus forgave those who crucified him while he was still on the cross. When apartheid ended, South Africa went through a sometimes wrenching forgiveness and reconciliation process, because they knew they could not have a successful future if they were still trapped in the past.

When we forgive, we let go of past hurts and open up to wonderful new possibilities. What wonderful possibility awaits you? What do you need to let go of, in order to meet that possibility?  ~ The Pacific Institute


7. I-84 paving starts paving on I-84 through the Columbia River Gorge

sign_slowThree Columbia River Gorge paving projects will get under way this month on Interstate 84 between Troutdale and The Dalles.

The busy 2016 Gorge construction season also includes a rockfall repair project at milepost 61, just west of Hood River, the site of a slide that closed the eastbound lanes for five days in February 2014.

The three paving projects will mean a smoother ride, increased safety and a longer and more secure life for the highway and its bridges.  Paving will take place at night to lessen traffic delays with limited day disruptions and no full highway closures. Travelers should expect occasional lane closures.

Here is a look at the 2016 projects.

  • Sandy River to Multnomah Falls, paving 14 miles of I-84 in both directions, milepost 17 to 31. Mostly night construction with occasional lane closures, June to September. Bicyclists should use the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail during paving.
  • Cascade Locks to Hood River, paving 18 miles of I-84, mileposts 46 to 64. Mostly night construction with occasional lane closures, June to September. In addition, some new barriers between the eastbound and westbound lanes will be installed.
  • Mosier to The Dalles, paving eight miles of I-84 between mileposts 76 and 84 with occasional lane closures. New median barriers will also be installed. Day and night construction, June through October.
  • The Hood River Rockfall Repair will close I-84’s right, eastbound lane at milepost 61. The project won’t begin until September, after paving in the area is complete. The closure will last up to three months while crews install erosion controls and rock bolts on the steep hillside on the south side of the highway. The work is aimed at helping prevent a repeat of the February 2014 slide. September to May 2017.

This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the Historic Columbia River Highway, the nation’s first scenic roadway. Learn more at www.HistoricHighway.org.

Interstate 84, which extends 375 miles from the Idaho border to the Willamette River, is the Portland area’s primary link to the east for freight, tourism and personal travel.

Sections of I-84 haven’t been paved in a decade. ODOT paves its highways regularly to promote safe operations and keep paving costs down. The longer the wait between paving the greater the costs. Since 2010, ODOT has paved sections of most interstate highways in the Portland area, including I-84, Interstate 405 and Interstate 5.

Learn more about the I-84 projects at www.i84construction.org.


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

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Chairman Chaffetz Opener – Criminal Aliens Released by the Department of Homeland Security  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QOwAJ2ez6U&feature=youtu.be

Debka File newsletter – We Start Where the Media Stop  http://www.debka.com/#

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