Sherman County eNews #246

CONTENT

  1. Smithsonian Museum Day Live! Download your ticket! Sept. 24

  2. Registration Now Open for Girls in Science & Saturday Science

  3. NOAA Weather Service Open House in Pendleton, Oct. 13          

  4. Tips for Writing a Great Press Release

  5. Writing Public Service Announcements for Radio

  6. Wasco United Methodist Church Rally Sunday, Sept. 25

  7. Political Debate Dates

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


1. Smithsonian Museum Day Live! Download your ticket! Sept. 24

Smithsonian magazine designates Saturday, September 24 as the 12th annual Museum Day Live! Participating museums in the Mid Columbia area include Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Fort Dalles Museum and will open their doors for free on Saturday, Sept. 24 to those who present a Museum Day Live! ticket downloaded at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/.


2. Registration Now Open for Girls in Science & Saturday Science

arrow.blueswishRegistration is now open! Don’t miss your chance to register for Girls in Science and Saturday Science! Click the Programs tab above and choose the camp you are interested in.  ~ Northeast Oregon Health Education Center https://neoahec.netreturns.biz/NewsReleases/Article_Detail.aspx?id=7b8b6d3a-f1f3-4874-a67e-23223f53d608#.V-CXRP8VDX4


3. NOAA Weather Service Open House in Pendleton, Oct. 13

starCircleThe public is invited to an open house hosted by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s National Weather Service on Thursday October 13 from 10 am to 3 pm.  The Open House will be at the regional Weather Forecast Office, which on the west side of the Pendleton, Oregon airport, located at 2001 NW 56th Drive.

The Open House will feature demonstrations to highlight the technology and expertise used to produce weather forecasts and warnings for eastern Oregon and Washington.  There will also be displays from Life Flight, Oregon Department of Transportation, Emergency Management, and the Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones) Test Range.  Also planned is a special fire weather balloon release that will be tracked thousands of feet into the atmosphere.

Refreshments will be provided and attendees will have a chance to win door prizes.  More information will be updated at weather.gov/Pendleton and also on Facebook.


4. Tips for Writing a Great Press Release

faceblwh–Grab attention with a good headline

–Get right to the point in the first paragraph

–Include hard numbers

–Make it grammatically flawless

–Include quotes whenever possible

–Include your contact information

–One page is best – and two is maximum

–Provide access to more information

–See:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zach-cutler/press-release-tips_b_2120630.html

http://www.ducttapemarketing.com/blog/how-to-write-a-press-release/

http://www.mediacollege.com/journalism/press-release/format.html


5. Writing Public Service Announcements for Radio

ear.hairPublic service announcements (PSA) are generally used to announce a special event for an organization. While the information provided in a public service announcement covers the same areas as would a press release–answers to the questions who, what, when, where and why–a PSA is typically much shorter in length than a media release. A separate electronic distribution list to radio stations works very well, but the PSA can be included with a news release.

Some things to keep in mind:

–Thirty seconds is not very long, approximately 75 words. You’ll need to get to the point quickly.

–You’re writing information that will be spoken, not read silently. There’s a BIG difference between the two. Ask a friend or two to read your PSA or radio news release aloud. Edit and adjust as needed.

–Write conversationally.

–See: http://www.centerdigitaled.com/artsandhumanities/How-to-Create-the-Perfect-Public-Service-Announcement.html


6. Wasco United Methodist Church Rally Sunday, Sept. 25

church.family1The Wasco United Methodist Church invites you to join us on September 25, 2016 for our RALLY SUNDAY!!  This is our annual effort to reach out to the entire community and personally invite each of you to come see what God has in store for you at the Wasco United Methodist Church.  We have a Sunday School for children ages 3 to 20 from 10:30 to noon.  The regular worship service led by Pastor Bob Reasoner runs from 11:00 to noon.  Snacks are provided for the children every Sunday.  We hope to see you all on “Rally Sunday,” September 25, 2016 to get the new year kicked off!!  Questions:  Please call Jill Harrison 541-993-5513 or Jaclyn McCurdy 541-980-1853.


 7. Political Debate Dates

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SEPTEMBER

24 Oregon Gubernatorial Debate

26 1st Presidential Debate

 

OCTOBER

4 Vice-Presidential Debate

9 2nd Presidential Debate

19 3rd Presidential Debate

NOVEMBER

8 Election Day


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

bird.crow.flyWe’ll continue to pay for PERS’ long con  http://registerguard.com/rg/opinion/34770159-78/well-continue-to-pay-for-pers-long-con.html.csp   

U.S. made wire payments to Iran before and after cash payment linked to prisoner release  http://hotair.com/archives/2016/09/18/u-s-made-wire-payments-iran-cash-payment/

Forbes: Stephen Hawking: “This pill will change humanity.”  http://149-brain.formsgoodsgood.com/us/mmsc/intel-old/#olbjog=373406&iujyhfq=514943+msxzyfa&sozccl==0840920 

Obama Was the Original Birther http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/09/obama_was_the_original_birther.html

 Leftmedia’s Racial Bias https://patriotpost.us/posts/44916 

More than 800 immigrants mistakenly granted citizenship https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/more-than-800-immigrants-mistakenly-granted-citizenship/2016/09/19/28151e92-7e6a-11e6-ad0e-ab0d12c779b1_story.html

Team Clinton Attacks Trump’s Lies with … Lies http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_ted_rall/team_clinton_attacks_trump_s_lies_with_lies

Breitbart News http://www.breitbart.com/

Defense News http://www.defensenews.com/

Defense News – Early Bird Brief http://www.defensenews.com/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Defense%2520EBB%252009-19-16&utm_term=Editorial%2520-%2520Early%2520Bird%2520Brief

2000-Year-Old Human Skeleton Found On Famed Shipwreck http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/human-skeleton-dating-back-2000-years-found-on-famed-shipwreck_us_57e00fa0e4b0071a6e087f81

This little mammoth skull raises some big questions  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/09/19/this-little-mammoth-skull-raises-some-big-questions/

Genius Crows Almost Went Extinct Before Scientists Discovered They Can Use Tools  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/09/14/these-genius-crows-almost-went-extinct-before-scientists-discovered-they-can-use-tools/?postshare=8261474305895113&tid=ss_tw


 

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