Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators to Meet in Sherman County, Sept. 20
Award Applications for Sherman County 4-H members
Albert (Bert) Edward Long Jr. 1926 – 2016
Sherman County Special Transportation Fund Meeting, Sept. 27
‘On-request’ recreational lockage service begins Sept. 16 for boaters on Snake, Columbia rivers
Learning Styles & Organizational Performance
Political Town Hall, Sept. 22
“Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence.” —Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833.
1.Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators to Meet in Sherman County, Sept. 20
Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators, will meet at the Sherman County Senior Center in Moro, at noon Tuesday, the 20th. All newly retired school personnel from Sherman, Wasco & Hood River counties are especially welcome. Luncheon reservation and additional details on the Museum Tour may be obtained from Nell Melzer, 541-565-3517.
2. Award Applications for Sherman County 4-H members
Sherman County 4-H is taking applications for the Bill Kock Memorial Award youth members in Sherman County. The award, originally for beef carcass of merit, was revised last year by 4-H supporter and donor, Julia O’Hara-Kock of Roosevelt, WA, to one that connects with the 4-H motto and focuses on service. This award, in honor of her husband, Bill, was established in 1999 by the family. The original award consisted of $100 plus a rotating trophy given to the 4-H exhibitor of the beef carcass of merit at the Sherman County Fair. Bill Kock, who passed away in October 1998, was a 4-H member in his youth, and spent much of his life as an avid cattleman and an advocate for Sherman County youth and the fair.
The Bill Kock Memorial Award for Community Service or Environmental Stewardship “I pledge my HANDS to larger service and my HEALTH to better living” consists of a $250 cash award. The award is open to all enrolled 4-H members in Sherman County. It will be awarded once a year for the next three years, in order to use up the remaining Bill Kock memorial funds.
4-H members are to complete an application that describes how they included community service or environmental stewardship as part of their 4-H year just completed. Selection committee will include Julia O’Hara Kock and representatives from the Sherman County Lions Club and the Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District (Watershed Council).
Applications were included in the September 4-H Newsletter and will be mailed to all eligible Sherman County 4-H members, and are due to the Extension Office on or before Friday, September 30, 2016. The award will be presented at the 4-H and Fair Appreciation and Awards Night this fall at the Sherman County Fairgrounds.
3. Albert (Bert) Edward Long Jr. 1926 – 2016
Bert was born in Fruita, Colorado, on Dec. 29, 1926 to Albert Sr. and Pearl Long. He had three sisters Pauline, Evelyn and Norma. He went to Loma Grade School and Fruita High School in Colorado. He joined the Navy in 1944 and was discharged Aug. 15, 1946 at the Navy Pier in Chicago. His Navy training was at Great Lakes and after a short leave at home he was assigned to a U.S. cargo ship, The Talita, which took him to the South Pacific and Japan. He then traveled to Bickleton, Washington, to work for his brother-in-law at the Bickleton Garage. It was there that he met Jean Read, and they were married Nov. 7, 1948. Jean passed away Nov. 22, 2015. Bert is survived by his sister Norma and her husband Clyde Rogers, and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at Moro Community Presbyterian Church on Sat. Oct. 1, 2016 at 11 a.m. Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
4. Sherman County Special Transportation Fund Meeting, Sept. 27
Special Transportation Fund Advisory Committee Meeting
Sherman County Senior and Community Center
300 Dewey Street, Moro, OR
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2 p.m.
Meeting held is to review & adopt the 2016-19 Sherman County Transportation Plan. The public is invited to attend and have an opportunity for public comment.
The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a disability that requires any special materials, services or assistance please contact Sherman County Community Transit (541) 565-3553 at least 48 hours before the meeting so arrangements for appropriate accommodations can be made.
5. ‘On-request’ recreational lockage service begins Sept. 16 for boaters on Snake, Columbia rivers
PORTLAND, Oregon –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins its winter recreational vessel lock schedule Sept. 16. Recreational boaters may lock past dams on the lower Snake and Columbia rivers almost any time during daylight hours.
The change from scheduled recreational to ‘on-request’ lockages occurs seasonally to accommodate changing volumes of river traffic, according to Corps navigation officials.
During the winter lockage season, which continues through May 14, 2017, recreational vessels may lock through only during daylight hours at Walla Walla and Portland District navigation locks on the Columbia and Snake rivers at these locations:
Bonneville Lock and Dam Columbia River Mile 145
The Dalles Lock and Dam Columbia River Mile 191
John Day Lock and Dam Columbia River Mile 216
Walla Walla District:
McNary Lock and Dam Columbia River Mile 292
Ice Harbor Lock and Dam Snake River Mile 9.7
Lower Monumental Lock and Dam Snake River Mile 41.6
Little Goose Lock and Dam Snake River Mile 70.3
Lower Granite Lock and Dam Snake River Mile 107.3
Commercial vessels continue to have lockage precedence over recreational vessels. Recreational vessels may be allowed to lock through with commercial vessels at the discretion of the lock operator.
All vessel owner/operators lock through at their own risk. Everyone in the vessel must wear a personal flotation device during lockage. Boaters must follow the directions of the lock operator when using the locks or operating in the vicinity of the locks. The lock operator has final authority regarding the suitability of a craft for lockage.
The Corps of Engineers is planning an extended navigation lock closure beginning December 12, 2016. The 14-week closure will affect all navigation locks operated by the Corps on the Columbia and Snake rivers. The Bonneville navigation lock is scheduled to reopen Feb. 8, 2017; all other Columbia-Snake river navigation locks are expected to resume operations on March 20, 2017. For more information on the FY 17 navigation lock extended outage please visit www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/FY17LockOutage.aspx.
Boaters should refer to navigation notices, “How to Lock Through” instructions and other Corps District navigation lock information available online at Walla Walla District’s website www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation.aspx, or at Portland District’s website www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation.aspx
6. Learning Styles & Organizational Performance
When you are learning something new, what helps you learn more easily and what interferes with the process? Today, let’s talk about learning styles.
There are different styles of almost everything you can do or buy, from playing a guitar to picking out a new car. But, did you know that there are also different styles of learning? We have learned that some folks are visual learners; they literally need to see relationships with their eyes before they can understand. Other people learn best when they can hear new ideas.
Some people like to think a problem through before they try to solve it, while others feel more comfortable with a trial and error approach. Some people like to see an overview of how what they’re doing fits into the big picture before it makes sense. Others feel just fine working on one isolated area of a larger project, as long as they understand how their particular part works. It all comes back to how each individual brain has been “wired,” resulting in specific neural pathways for specific “tasks.”
What we need to understand is that there is no one best way to learn or to teach. The best teachers and coaches adjust their styles to suit individual learners, and the best learners learn to make their needs known, or they set up circumstances that facilitate their own unique style. Remember, your employees may not have the same learning style that you do, just as in a family, two children (even twins) may learn equally well but by very different methods.
In the same way, people managers in organizations need to first, understand the different styles of human learning (because learning does not stop in childhood), and then second, observe your people in order to understand their favored learning styles. For the best results, honor these differences. That diversity of learning styles and ways of looking at things brings a depth, richness and energy to organizational performance. ~ The Pacific Institute
7. Political Town Hall, Sept. 22
Town Hall Event Thursday Sept. 22nd at 1:00 PM – Sherman County Senior Community Center in Moro
A Town Hall event was recently held in Wasco by Commissioner Mike Smith. It was very well attended. Citizens asked many great questions and responded with enthusiasm. Commissioner Smith wants to be sure to reach out to as many people as possible so the next Town Hall event will be held this coming Thursday, Sept. 22nd at 1:00 PM after lunch at the Sherman County Senior Community Center in Moro.
Please come to discuss current Sherman County projects and future opportunities. Commissioner Smith said he is looking forward to holding Town Hall events in Grass Valley and Rufus in the near future. Smith said,” A write-in campaign is no easy task, so I greatly appreciate anyone who is willing to help. Looking forward to seeing you all there!”