Weather: August Outlook & July Monthly Climate
Sherman County Fair Flower Contest: Chair or Wheelbarrow
Bob’s Ghost Town Safari Photography Workshop, Sept. 10
American Philatelic Society Stampshow in Portland, Aug. 4-7
Bipartisan Group to Launch Campaign for Immigration Reform
Weather: July Stats for Sherman Experiment Station, Moro
Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
1.Weather: August Outlook & July Monthly Climate
You can find the August outlook and July monthly climate
summary AND GRAPHS (toggle between color and gray) for Moro at
~ Dennis Hull- KB0NYC
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
2. Sherman County Fair Flower Contest: Chair or Wheelbarrow
SHERMAN COUNTY FAIR 2016
Flower Contest: Chair or Wheelbarrow
This Contest is now in its third year. How it works is very simple. Find a chair, old or not, add a flower pot or two, whatever you like. Same goes for the wheelbarrow; you add some flowers and then the week of (8-22 to 8-28) our County Fair bring your chair or wheelbarrow to the fairgrounds and enter our contest. This helps beautify our grounds and the community gets to enjoy your special talents. Cash Premiums will be paid.
** No Entry fee to enter
** Deliver chair or wheelbarrow to the fairgrounds by 2:00 p.m. on Wed. August 24, 2016
** Entries for this contest will be taken at the fair office.
** Cash Premiums for each category
1st Place $ 25.00
2nd Place $ 20.00
3rd Place $ 15.00
** Please pick up your entry and or winnings at the fair office on Sunday, August 28, 2016, after 4:00 p.m.
Thank you for entering and helping us decorate the fairgrounds! Questions, call Beth at 541-980-1821
Name of Contestant___________________________________________
Phone # ______
Wheelbarrow 0r Chair
Premiums to be paid (For Each Category)
1st Place $ 25.00
2nd Place $ 20.00
3rd Place $ 15.00
3. Bob’s Ghost Town Safari Photography Workshop, Sept. 10
Photography Workshop near Bickleton, Washington
September 10, 2016 – all day
Space is limited
Fee paid in advance $100 per person (includes entrance fees, etc, except lunch)
Lunch break in Bickleton
Call 541 296 2553 or cell at 541 350 4671 (no messages or texts on the cell)
Robert (Bob) Davis
2415 E. 12th
The Dalles, Oregon 97058
bobs ghost town safari on Facebook
4. American Philatelic Society Stampshow in Portland, Aug. 4-7
The American Philatelic Society will present Stampshow, the nation’s largest annual postage stamp show and exhibition, Aug. 4-7 in the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, Ore.
This is the society’s 130th convention. The event will include approximately 100 stamp dealers, 125 exhibits in more than 700 exhibit frames, first-day ceremonies, auctions, stamp society meetings and seminars.
Stampshow will be open to the public 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
The APS anticipates approximately 5,000 attendees from throughout the United States and abroad. These visitors will have an opportunity to see a few of America’s rarest postal items. The recently recovered United States 1918 24¢ Inverted Jenny error, position 76, will be displayed with position 65 from the McCoy block for the first time at Stampshow in 61 years. Also on display will be the earliest known United States presidential free frank from 1789, and the 1962 4¢ Dag Hammarskjold invert pane.
The U.S. Postal Service will issue four Songbirds in Snow stamps during a ceremony at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, in room C123-124. On Friday, Aug. 5, the Marshall Islands will issue Peace Doves stamps at noon, followed by a special dedication ceremony recognizing the U.S. Columbia River Gorge Priority Mail Express stamp at 1 p.m. This $22.95 Priority Mail stamp was issued Jan. 17.
The National Stamp Dealers Association will lead the “Stamps In your Attic” program, a free on-site service to identify and evaluate philatelic items. The public is encouraged to bring collections of stamps or old family correspondence.
5. Bipartisan Group to Launch Campaign for Immigration Reform, Aug. 3
Portland, OR — On Wednesday, August 3, 2016, a coalition of business and community leaders from across Oregon will come together to launch the Reason for Reform campaign. The event, hosted by the Partnership for a New American Economy (NAE) and Oregon Association of Nurseries, will highlight the need for immigration reform and present new Oregon-specific data on the contributions of immigrants.
The Reason for Reform campaign brings together state business, civic and cultural leaders to urge Congress to take action on immigration reform. Portland’s Day of Action event coincides with the release of a new study, including data on the foreign-born population in Oregon, their tax contributions, their spending power, and their role in Oregon’s key industries as leaders and job creators.
The contributions of new Americans in Oregon shows that immigrants make up 10 percent of the state’s population and contributed $2.4 billion in taxes, or 10 percent of the total in 2014. In that same year, immigrants earned $9.9 billion, or over 9 percent of all earnings in the state.
Immigrants in Oregon contribute to key industries, such as crop production, fruit and vegetable preserving, animal production, and manufacturing. They make up 11 percent of all entrepreneurs in the state, and play a large role in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, which are a major component of U.S. economic growth. These and other key statistics on immigrants in Oregon will be released in the NAE study on August 3.
The Reason for Reform campaign will kick off with the release of 51 new reports (one for every state plus Washington, DC) and events in all 50 states urging Members of Congress to take action to enact reform.
Rep. Tina Kotek, Oregon House Speaker (D – N/NE Portland)
Rep. John Davis, Oregon House Assistant Republican Leader (R – Wilsonville)
Sen. Michael Dembrow, Oregon Senate Assistant Democratic Leader (D – Portland)
Andrea Williams, Executive Director, CAUSA
Ryan Deckert, President, Oregon Business Association
Leigh Geschwill — F & B Farms & Nursery
Jeff Stone, Executive Director, Oregon Association of Nurseries (moderator)
Reason for Reform Oregon Day of Action
August 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Pacific
The Portland Business Alliance
200 SW Market St #150, Portland, OR 97201
(Building Conference Room–on the left in the lobby)
6. Weather: July Stats for Sherman Experiment Station, Moro
|2016||air temp||air temp||air temp||snow||snow||wind||evapor.||evapor.||evapor.||evapor.||max water||min water||soil temp||soil temp||soil temp||soil temp||JULY|
|JULY||max||min||current||precip||new||on grnd.||per day||reading||adjust.||daily||year total||temp||temp||4″ max||4″min||4″set||12″||2015|
|Total precipitation for July 2015 is .06″.||Long time averages for air temperature indicate we can expect 99° and 42°.|
|Long time average precipitation in July is .22″.||Average air temperature was 72.7° which is 4.1° above normal.|
|Total precipitation for the 2014/2015 crop year is 8.5″.||4″ soil temperature ranged from a minimum of 72° to a maximum of 97°.|
|July crop year average precipitation is 11.01″.||The average windspeed(7″ above evap. pan) was 5.7 MPH and normal is 4.9.|
|The highest air temperature was 103° on the 3rd.||Total pan evaporation was 15.77″ which is 3.43″ above normal.|
|The lowest temperature was 45° on the 28th.|
7. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
Northwest Fire Information http://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/firemap.aspx
Stinkbugs’ natural predator has arrived in the Pacific Northwest http://www.capitalpress.com/Oregon/20160728/stinkbugs-natural-predator-has-arrived-in-the-pacific-northwest
Oregon Steam-up Tractor Pull https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbuJD6zhKYo
Commentary. The Coming Election Fraud http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/08/the_coming_election_fraud.html
American Philatelic Society Show – Stampshow – Portland, Oregon http://www.linns.com/news/us-stamps-postal-history/2016/june/american-philatelic-society-show-portland-oregon.html?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=lsn_editorial_us-stamps-postal-history&utm_content=
Trump’s Developing Higher Education Policies https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/05/13/trumps-campaign-co-chair-describes-higher-education-policies-being-developed
Commentary. Trump is Right on Russia http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/07/trump_is_right_on_russia.html
What Chinese People think about Hillary Clinton https://www.brookings.edu/2016/07/29/what-chinese-people-think-about-hillary-clinton/?utm_campaign=Brookings+Brief&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=32307128
Editorial. Valerie Jarrett’s Influence Over President Obama http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/valerie-jarrett-rasputin-to-barack-obamabarack-obama-valerie-jarrett-wields-rasputinlike-power-and-influence-over-the-president-and-his-administrations-decisions/