Sherman County eNews #254

CONTENT

  1. Sherman County Catholic Community Mass Schedule

  2. “Not so Hot Stretch/Kettle Bell Workout Mondays

  3. Oktoberfest 2016 for The Woolery Project in Arlington, Oct. 15-16

  4. Octoberfest at St. Peter’s Parish Center, The Dalles, Oct. 9

  5. Non-Profit Organization Looking for Community Area Representatives to Join our International Team

  6. It’s Now or Never to Save the Internet

  7. Finding the Positive in Frustration

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


“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable…”  ― H.L. Mencken, Prejudices: Third Series


 1. Sherman County Catholic Community Mass Schedule

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Sherman County Catholic Community

Mass Schedule

Starting October 1, 2016 thru March 31, 2017

Saturday evening mass

St. John the Baptist, Grass Valley   4:00pm

St. Mary, Wasco   5:30pm

Sunday Mass

St. Alphonsus, Dufur    8:30am

St. Mary, Maupin   11:00am

All are welcome ~ Please join us!


2. “Not so Hot Stretch/Kettle Bell Workout Mondays

“Not So Hot” Stretch/Kettle Bell Workout

When:  Mondays, 5:00-6:30pm

Where:  Wasco Annex, Music Room by Gym

Temperature:  80-85 degree

Cost: $20 per month

Come and enjoy time to focus on yourself!

While Roger Whitley takes some time off, stretches will be led by Molly Belshe.

Everyone’s welcome!


3. Oktoberfest 2016 for The Woolery Project in Arlington, Oct. 15-16

music.notes (2)SATURDAY, October 15

5k Run/Walk

Vendors in the Park

Music from Wheeler County Ramblers, One Hum & Jager Bumz

Family Fun Activities – Pumpkin Painting, Human Foosball, Bouncy House, Cow Pie Bingo and more

Prime Rib Dinner by Paradise Rose Chuckwagon Catering

Auction by Paul Thompson Auctioneers

Dance to the music of Countryfied! 

SUNDAY, October 16

4 Man Scramble: 18 Hole Golf Tournament, China Creek Golf Course

BBQ/Chilli Cook-off

Apple Streudel Contest

Horseshoe Contest 

Tickets: $35 Morrow County Grain Growers, Wasco; Arlington Hardware; Arlington Thrifty Market; Condon Chamber of Commerce; Murray Drug, Condon.

Vendors: Contact info@thewooleryprojectinc.org for an application and information.


4. Oktoberfest at St. Peter’s Parish Center, The Dalles, Oct. 9

music-notesSt. Peter’s Oktoberfest is Sunday, October 9th, 1 to 5 p.m. at the St. Peter’s Parish Center in The Dalles. Come join in the fun! Listen to the Polka Dots band. The Tyrollean Dancers will perform their old time German dances that will make you want to dance with them! Oktoberfest dinner will consist of: German Brats with Sauerkraut, Chicken, German Potato Salad, homemade pumpkin rolls. Dinners are $18 for adults and $20 with a beer. Dinners for children are $5. Our Biergarten will be serving German Beer, Buttery Pretzels and Cider. Every dinner ticket will be entered in a drawing for a door prize.


5. Non-Profit Organization Looking for Community Area Representatives to Join our International Team

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking individuals to serve as Area Representatives in your local community.  ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United States for high school students from around the world.  Students are 15 to 18 years of age, have passed a series of academic and character requirements and are awaiting an opportunity to embark on their American Adventure.

Area Representatives recruit and screen prospective host families, interview students to study abroad and supervise the exchange students in their community.  Area representatives are compensated based on the number of students they are supervising. There is also a great bonus opportunity.

ASSE’s primary goal is to contribute to International understanding by enabling students to learn about other languages and cultures through active participation in family, school and community life. ASSE’s Area Representatives are the cornerstone of the organization, making all of this possible!

For more information about ASSE or becoming an Area Representative, please call our Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or email us at asseusawest@asse.com. We look forward to welcoming you to the ranks of Area Representatives nationwide – striving towards a world of understanding, one child at a time!


6. It’s Now or Never to Save the Internet

e-mail.worldBy Jim DeMint http://dailysignal.com/2016/09/26/its-now-or-never-to-save-the-internet/

We have, unfortunately, come to expect our elected representatives to shirk hard decisions. So it came as little surprise when the Senate released the text of a continuing resolution late last week to fund the U.S. government that did not include key objectives sought by conservatives, such as stopping taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood.

Although there are many problems with this budget deal, only one is irreversible and permanent: allowing the Obama administration to cede oversight of the internet to foreign bodies. It’s troubling that the Senate has failed to include language prohibiting this transfer of power.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the nonprofit organization responsible for maintaining databases for internet domain names, essentially the phone book for the internet.

The Obama administration announced the goal of ending the U.S. contractual oversight of ICANN in 2014, and asked ICANN to submit a plan to fill the gap of U.S. withdrawal and to implement stronger accountability measures to make sure ICANN does not abuse its authority.

After two years of negotiations and effort, the Obama administration says that it is satisfied with the proposal even though it is incomplete.

Many of the reforms deemed necessary by the ICANN community to make ICANN accountable absent U.S. oversight will not be complete before next summer. Likewise, important legal questions that could threaten ICANN, the transition, or the stability of the internet remain unanswered. Finally, the new governance model is untested—we actually do not know if it will have the capability of governing ICANN and preventing it from abusing its authority.

Although there are many problems with this budget deal, only one is irreversible and permanent: allowing the Obama administration to cede oversight of the internet to foreign bodies.

Analysts at The Heritage Foundation warn that governments will gain new influence over the internet, that its freedom will suffer, and that ICANN leadership (both CEO Göran Marby and staff) will continue its troubling pattern of ignoring bylaws without the community holding leadership accountable.

This is important. Our economy and security are increasingly dependent on the internet. We should not be taking a blind leap into the unknown. But that is exactly what the Obama administration is proposing.

Lead Obama administration official Lawrence Strickling, administrator of National Telecommunications and Information Administration, has repeatedly said there’s not a hard deadline and that it’s better to get this right than get it done by a specific date.

But if the administration really believed that, why would it sign off on this incomplete proposal when it could extend the contract for a year and allow all of the reforms to be adopted and actually test the new ICANN governance systems to make sure that they work like they are supposed to work?

It is quite simply reckless, but it will happen unless Congress intervenes. Absent specific instruction otherwise from Congress, the contractual relationship between the U.S. government and ICANN will cease this Saturday—Oct. 1, 2016.

Once the U.S. lets the contract with ICANN end, there is no going back. The future of the internet is too important to risk on a half-baked proposal.

A free and secure internet is not just the concern of Americans, but of people across the world, especially those living under despotic regimes. Congress must think long and hard about allowing President Barack Obama to give away the internet—because right now, that’s what he’s on track to do. Congress has the power to stop this. Will it?

Call your Congressman now: 202-224-3121.


 7. Finding the Positive in Frustration

Today, let’s talk about frustration – a feeling all of us experience from time to time – and how to overcome it.

One of the roadblocks on the path to success is frustration. Everyone feels it from time to time. It’s kind of like anxiety with a little anger thrown in, isn’t it? You feel like a tiger in a cage, pacing back and forth, filled with tension and negative energy but accomplishing nothing. And that tension and negative energy represent both the danger and the opportunity in frustration.

The danger is the tension and the negativity, because negativity blocks all the positive feelings you need in order to keep going and solve the problems at hand – and you just can’t be very creative in a tension-filled environment. The opportunity in frustration is the energy, because it is the energy you want in order to overcome whatever obstacle you’re facing. As soon as you get the negative thinking under control, harnessing the energy is easy. “Ah-ha,” you may be saying, “there’s the catch.  If I could do that, I wouldn’t be frustrated.” Well, you can do it and it comes from changing your internal perspective on the situation.

At the very core of frustration is our attitude toward the situation at hand. Change the attitude and you change your perspective. It’s like looking at a portrait or landscape, perhaps on a wall in a museum or gallery, and shifting your physical position. That different angle gives you a different perspective, and you see things in the painting that you didn’t see before. Changing your “mental position” is just as simple. You are shifting from a fixed to more of a growth mindset, by giving yourself the opportunity to see things from a different perspective.

We teach people how to do it all the time. Cognitive psychologists teach people to do it, too. It’s simply a question of knowing how. If you’d like to learn how, pick up a copy of Dr. Martin Seligman’s book, “Learned Optimism.”  It will give you a simple technique you can use to minimize negative thoughts and substitute positive ones. It’s quite simple to master and it will make a big difference in your frustration level and the time and energy you spend spinning your wheels. ~ The Pacific Institute 


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

bird.crow.fly How the middle of nowhere could become a major trade corridor  https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2016/09/23/how-the-middle-of-nowhere-could-become-a-major-trade-corridor/?utm_campaign=Brookings+Brief&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=34994238

This Infographic Shows How Only 10 Companies Own All The World’s Food Brands https://food.good.is/articles/food-brands-owners?utm_source=bw&utm_medium=FB&utm_campaign=pd

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable…”  ― H.L. Mencken, Prejudices: Third Series

Wasco County Approves Union Pacific Track Expansion Admid Maintenance Questions  http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2016/09/wasco-county-approves-union-pacific-track.html?ana=e_ae_set2&s=article_du&ed=2016-09-27&u=wkiE5IyNb4HDxutujUayRl7bhJ3&t=1475018656&j=75926272

The Long War Journal http://www.longwarjournal.org/

The Best Analysis of the Presidential Debate from Around the Web  http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2016/09/27/the-best-analysis-of-the-presidential-debate-from.html?ana=e_me_set1&s=newsletter&ed=2016-09-27&u=wkiE5IyNb4HDxutujUayRl7bhJ3&t=1474999123&j=75920752 

What we learned in Scandinavia about migrants http://www.wsj.com/articles/what-we-learned-in-scandinavia-about-migrants-1474932369?mod=rss_opinion_main

The Underground City of Derinkuyu Could Shelter As Many As 20,000 People & Reached A Depth of 60m http://brilliantmaps.com/derinkuyu/

A Message for the Snowflakes on Campus  http://bernardgoldberg.com/a-university-stands-up-for-free-speech/


 

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