- No Gate Fee for Sherman Athletic Events, Sept. 15
- Sherman County School District Board of Directors Appoints New Board Member
- Restore Oregon’s Heritage Barn Workshop, Oct. 1
- Space Weather News for Sept. 15, 2016
- Second Hand Made to Host Avon-themed Bingo, Sept. 23
- Senator Ted Ferrioli Responds to September Revenue Forecast
- Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
1. No Gate Fee for Sherman Athletic Events, Sept. 15
Sherman County School
There will be no gate fees for the Game/Matches on Sept. 15th.
2. Sherman School District Board of Directors Appoints New Board Member
After reviewing submitted applications and interviewing candidates, the Sherman County School District Board of Directors appointed a new School Board member at its Regular meeting on Monday, September 12th. Kristie Coelsch will fill the Sherman County School District Board Position #3: Moro Zone seat vacated by Angie Thompson until the end of June 2017. The seat will be put to a public vote for a four-year term in May 2017.
“We are very pleased to welcome Mrs. Coelsh to the Sherman County School Board,” said Bill Martin, Chairman of the Sherman County School Board. “Mrs. Coelsh has a passion for education and experience working on a variety of committees for the district, which will make her a great addition to our Board.”
The board started advertising the open position immediately following its Special Board Meeting on August 17th at which time they accepted Mrs. Thompson’s resignation, declared the vacancy and determined the process for filling the vacancy in accordance with board policy. “The individuals we interviewed were very qualified,” Martin said. “I would have been comfortable with any of them on the board if we had room, but we only have one position, so we had to make a decision.”
3. Restore Oregon’s Heritage Barn Workshop, Oct. 1
There is nothing more iconic than a great old barn standing proud on the agricultural landscape. Yet these icons pose special challenges for those wishing to preserve them and the stories they hold. Champoeg State Park and its historic Donald Manson Barn (1862), one of the few remaining Pioneer-era barns still standing in the Willamette Valley, will be the site of Restore Oregon’s annual Heritage Barn Workshop set for October 1st.
The day-long workshop will feature speakers, hands-on training, examples of creative reuse, and sessions on barn condition assessment and stabilization. Over the course of the day there will be a demonstration on historic barn construction techniques and tools. Barn owners, preservationists, and the general public are invited with no previous knowledge needed to participate.
Restore Oregon’s Heritage Barn Workshop <http://restoreoregon.org/event/barns/>
October 1, 2016 9am to 4pm
Champoeg State Park
8239 Champoeg Road NE
(just SW of Wilsonville and SE of Newburg)
Tickets are $35 for Restore Oregon members; $45 for non-members and must be purchased in advance at http://www.RestoreOregon.org<http://www.RestoreOregon.org> or by calling 503 243-1923. Snacks, beverages, and lunch are included in the registration fee. Underwriting by Greenline Fine Woodworking and New Energy Works Timberframers made this program possible.
4. Space Weather News for Sept. 15, 2016
SPOOKY ECLIPSE OF THE HARVEST MOON: According to folklore, this Friday’s full Moon is the Harvest Moon. For many observers, the usual luster of the silver orb will be dimmed by a spooky shadow as the Moon experiences a “penumbral lunar eclipse.” Visit http://spaceweather.com for visibility maps and a cool animation.
EARTH’S MAGNETIC FIELD CAUGHT RINGING LIKE A BELL: This week a magnetic observatory in Norway recorded almost pure sinusoidal oscillations in Earth’s magnetic field–a phenomenon unlike normal geomagnetic storms. The magnetic “ringing” was accompanied by equally sinusoidal electric currents flowing through the ground. The data and underlying physics are highlighted on today’s edition of http://spaceweather.com.
5. Second Hand Made to Host Avon-themed Bingo, Sept. 23
Second Hand Made is hosting an Avon themed bingo on Friday September 23rd at 7pm. There will be samples and prizes. $1 per card with a cash prize blackout round to wrap up the night.
6. Senator Ted Ferrioli Responds to September Revenue Forecast
Salem, Ore. – Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) responded to this morning’s September revenue forecast update with the following statement:
“While we’ve experienced recent economic growth, our state budget is not on a sustainable path. Hidden within the robust state employment average and breezy rhetoric about the strength of our economy is the stark reality of extreme poverty and chronic joblessness in rural areas where families are struggling to make ends meet.
We’re facing $68 million in lost revenue next biennium, and a projected $153 million less in 2019-2021. With slower growth expected in the years to come, it’s time for the legislature to tighten its belt and start spending within our means so working Oregon families and small businesses don’t pay the price.”
7. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
Constitution Day, September 17th https://patriotpost.us/documents/82
For Every 10 U.S. Adults, Six Vote and Four Don’t. What Separates Them? http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/09/13/us/politics/what-separates-voters-and-nonvoters.html?emc=edit_th_20160914&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=66134669
Ray Kurzweil’s Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years http://singularityhub.com/2015/01/26/ray-kurzweils-mind-boggling-predictions-for-the-next-25-years/
Oregon colleges crack a coveted list http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2016/09/12/oregon-colleges-crack-a-coveted-list.html?ana=e_me_set1&s=newsletter&ed=2016-09-13&u=wkiE5IyNb4HDxutujUayRl7bhJ3&t=1473825827&j=75768942
Most Would Still Vote To Get Rid of Entire Congress http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/september_2016/most_would_still_vote_to_get_rid_of_entire_congress
Commentary. Last Chance for the ‘Deplorables’ http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_pat_buchanan/last_chance_for_the_deplorables
Defense News & Early Bird Brief http://www.defensenews.com/
Distrust, uncertainty, skepticism: U.S., Russian militaries warily prepare to tag team ISIS in Syria http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/joint-ops-with-russians-may-begin-soon-but-military-advantage-remains-unclear?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Defense%20EBB%209-15-16&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief