Sherman County eNews #308

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  1. Sherman County School Holiday Lunch for Seniors, Dec. 20

  2. Sherman County Preschool Gala of Trees Tickets

  3. Sherman County Photography Club Program, Nov. 28

  4. Holiday Shopping at the Museum, Dec. 3

  5. Russell Jess Geiser

  6. Historic Columbia River Highway News – November 2016

  7. It All Starts on the Inside

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


 Te Deum. Not because of victories I sing, having none, but for the common sunshine, the breeze, the largess of the spring. Not for victory but for the day’s work done as well as I was able, not for a seat upon the dais, but at the common table. ~ Charles Reznikoff (1894-1976)


1. Sherman County School Holiday Lunch for Seniors, Dec. 20

grandparents.3Sherman County School would like to invite all Senior County Residents (55+) to our Annual Holiday Season Lunch. Come take a tour of our new kitchen. Bring a friend or family member. We look forward to seeing you on December 20 at 12:30.

Menu: Turkey or Meatloaf, Oven Roasted Veggies, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Dinner Roll, Salad Bar & Dessert.  RSVPs would help us plan quantities, but don’t let that stop you from coming.  Call 541-565-3500.


2. Sherman County Preschool Gala of Trees Tickets

Christmas.TreeSherman County Preschool is selling Gala of Trees tickets! Available for purchase for $5 from the students or their parents, or go check out the tree/wreath displays and buy tickets at the Wasco Farm Store from November 28th-December 10th. We’ll also be at the Christmas Bazaar on December 3rd selling tickets, as well as cookies and fudge! Winners will be drawn December 19th and you don’t need to be present to win. We’d like to thank our generous sponsors and volunteers- and the community for supporting this awesome fundraiser for the preschoolers!


3. Sherman County Photography Club Program, Nov. 28

fotocameraThe Sherman County Photography Club is pleased to welcome Linda Steider to their meeting on November 28. Linda will be presenting a fabulous wildlife photography session starting at 7 p.m. at the Sherman County Public/School Library. All interested persons are encouraged to attend this program.

 


4. Holiday Shopping at the Museum, Dec. 3

Moro, OR – The Sherman County Historical Museum Store in downtown Moro, Oregon and will be open for your Christmas shopping on Saturday, December 3, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Come shop, enjoy refreshments, and tour the Sherman County Historical Museum! Get a collection of Sherman County stemless wine glasses, Sherman County Christmas Ornaments or cute farm animals that walk and talk for the special people on your list!  Take a Walk on the Rural Side and we will see you on December 3rd at the Sherman County Historical Museum Store! 

For more information contact the Sherman County Historical Museum at 541-565-3232 or email info@shermanmuseum.org.


5. Russell Jess Geiser

flower.rose.starRussell Jess Geiser passed away on November 22nd at Kadlec Medical Center after a long decline and from complications of Pneumonia. He grew up in Moro, went to grade and high schools there. He lived in Portland, Or, Pocatello, ID, and finally in Hermiston, Or. He worked for the railroad for many years. He is survived by his mother, O’tilia (Tillie) Vann of The Dalles, and Gloria Geiser, of Portland, Or. No memorial arrangements have yet been made.


6. Historic Columbia River Highway News – November 2016

Car.Premier“The Federal Lands Access Program has awarded the Oregon Department of Transportation Department $28 Million to complete the Mitchell Point Crossing (which may or may not include a new tunnel). These funds will also allow ODOT and partner agencies to complete the engineering designs for the final five miles and construct trail connections to Perham Creek and east of Mitchell Point.

Even with this substantial funding, additional fundraising is required to connect the trail between Viento and Hood River. Stay tuned, 2017 is going to be an exciting year in the Gorge!


 7. It All Starts on the Inside

In our work around the world, The Pacific Institute employs a series of guiding principles to help individuals and organizations understand the inner workings of the human mind. Working with high performers from industry to sports, one of the things we want to make certain of is that everyone understands one very specific principle before any change process can work.

It is simply this: All meaningful and lasting change starts on the inside and then works its way out.  Change imposed from the outside seldom, if ever, succeeds – in the short-term or the long-term. It all has to do with the way human beings have learned how to think. You see, we think ourselves into behaving. Our thoughts create our beliefs, and our beliefs cause our behaviors

If you don’t change the picture in your head before you start to change anything else about yourself, you will have a tendency to slip back to the old picture, the old you. That’s what happens, for example, if you force yourself to lose weight without first changing your inner picture. If you continue to see yourself as overweight in your mind’s eye, you’ll start to gain the weight back as soon as you take it off. 

It is also why, if your dominant picture of yourself is as a smoker, and you try to quit, you’ll have a strong tendency to relapse once you relax the intense control it takes to stop in the first place.  This same lack of a new, dominant picture is why most, if not all, New Year’s “Resolutions” are doomed to failure.

Human beings are picture-oriented. It’s a simple fact and becomes an effective tool when we go to make changes in our behaviors. Affirmations and visualizations, journaling and meditation, are excellent ways to change your internal pictures and make sure that new behavior lasts. They help you create your reality from the inside out, which is the most consistent, reliable, and effective way to make change happen – for an individual, team, department or organization – even a nation. ~ The Pacific Institute


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

bird.crow.flyOregon State University is a Sanctuary University http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ncs/lifeatosu/2016/oregon-state-is-a-sanctuary-university/ 

In Elections Aftermath Urban-Rural Divide Has Never Seemed Wider  http://www.bluemountaineagle.com/Local_News/20161121/in-elections-aftermath-urban-rural-divide-has-never-seemed-wider

 Big Pharma & Access to Medicines  http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=26659&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DPD

Health Coverage Same as Ten Years Ago  http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=26658&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DPD

Wind Turbine Collapses in Ocotillo Area  http://www.10news.com/news/wind-turbine-collapses-in-ocotillo-area-112216


 

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