Sherman County eNews #311

CONTENT

  1. RSVP! Sherman County Residents, Tour John Day Lock & Dam, Dec. 2

  2. Decorate the Mitten Tree

  3. Report on Creative Use of Downtown Buildings in Small Towns

  4. Oregon Heritage Summit on Funding, April 26-27

  5. Lucile Verona Haley 1919-2016

  6. Community Representative Sought for Student Exchange Program

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


Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. ~ Albert Einstein


1. RSVP! Sherman County Residents, Tour John Day Lock & Dam, Dec. 2

The City of Rufus and the Corps of Engineers invites Sherman County Residents to tour the John Day Lock and Dam. Please join us for this educational tour of one of the greatest engineering marvels in our area.

When: Friday, December 2nd from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Details about the Event:This will be a guided tour through the powerhouse. Please dress for the weather. No open toed shoes will be allowed. There will be significant walking on this tour. You MUST RSVP with the City of Rufus no later than November, 28th at 4:00 PM. We will need the full names of each person who plans on entering the facility.

To RSVP: Email rufuscityhall@gmail.com Phone 541-739-2321 Text 541-705-5640


2. Decorate the Mitten Tree

Bring your donations of gloves, mittens, hats, and scarves to decorate the Mitten Tree at Sherman County Public/School Library located in Moro. Community, school staff, and students are encouraged to adorn the bare branches with warmth. We are also requesting warm throws and blankets to place under the tree. The Mitten Tree will be up through the end of December and all donated items will be given to our local food bank and other agencies that serve Sherman County.


3. Report on Creative Use of Downtown Buildings in Small Towns

The University of Wisconsin Extension released a new report featuring creative uses for downtown buildings in small towns. Included are several examples of how downtown buildings can be put to use and the goal is to help other towns thing creatively about reusing buildings for retail, food and beverage, services, and community spaces. The report can be found here <http://fyi.uwex.edu/innovativedowntownbusinesses/files/2012/07/Creative-Uses-for-Downtown-Buildings-100316.pdf>.


4. Oregon Heritage Summit on Funding, April 26-27

Oregon Heritage will host a summit on April 26-27, 2017 in Newberg at the Chehalem Cultural Center.  The summit will bring together organizations of all sizes, disciplines, and locations in Oregon to explore funding sources for heritage efforts. Together we will discuss broad-based funding solutions, foundation access, advocacy and next steps to help move heritage projects forward in Oregon. The summit will also include some practical work sessions on grant writing and more. Details will come soon.

The summit replaces the Oregon Heritage Conference which has switched to every other year. The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards and the Oregon Heritage Fellows presentations will also take place at the summit. The next Oregon Heritage Conference will be in Bend in 2018.  Mark your calendar to have your voice heard and to help secure funding for heritage in Oregon.


5. Lucile Verona Haley 1919-2016

flower.rose.starLucile Verona Haley, of Wasco, Oregon, died November 21, 2016, at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton. She was 97 years young. Lucile was born on the family farm to Karl and Rosie (Schmidt) Fahrenwald on February 21, 1919… …

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6. Community Representative Sought for Student Exchange Program

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!


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

It Pays to Shop Local http://eastoregonian.or.newsmemory.com/?token=2e07c8a3b041d964592ace969285d47c_58389268_40a1e6&selDate=20161125&utm_source=emailMarketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email+stats

boy.puzzledThe History and Legacy of Thanksgiving  https://patriotpost.us/pages/284

 US Supertanker to join battle against Israel’s raging fires  http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4884096,00.html

Top Ten Countries With Largest Immigrant Populations  http://moverdb.com/largest-immigrant-populations/

Commentary. Thomas Sowell: Football and Fallacies http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_thomas_sowell/football_and_fallacies

9 Italian Art Terms You Should Know https://www.artsy.net/article/the-art-genome-project-9-italian-art-terms-you-should-know 

Probability of a White Christmas Across Europe   http://brilliantmaps.com/white-christmas-europe/ 

Strategy Board Games http://brilliantmaps.com/strategy-board-games/

Trump’s Climate Contrarian: Myron Ebell Takes On the E.P.A.  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/12/science/myron-ebell-trump-epa.html?_r=0

Starling murmurations as you’ve never heard before http://boingboing.net/2016/11/24/starling-murmurations-as-you.html?utm_content=buffer116be&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Why Barns Are Painted Red  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/barns-are-painted-red-because-of-the-physics-of-dying-stars-58185724/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia

Thanksgiving Shipments of Idaho Potatoes Up http://www.capitalpress.com/Idaho/20161125/thanksgiving-shipments-of-idaho-potatoes-up

For Those With an Appreciation of Fine Autos 

http://www.bimmerfest.com/

http://www.e46fanatics.com/

http://www.e90fanatics.com/

http://www.f30driver.com/


 

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