Christmas Tree Sale, Dec. 3
“Sticks in Stacks” at Sherman County Public/School Library Thursday, Dec. 1
Letter to the Editor: Birth Announcements
Program: Photographer Peter Marbach, Dec. 5
Basketball Game Concession Opening, Jan. 27
Sherman County Senior & Community Center Christmas Lunch, Dec. 14
Oregon Rural Voices Coalition
Filing Deadline for W-2S, 1099S is now January 31
Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
1. Christmas Tree Sale, Dec. 3
in front of Sherman County School
Saturday, December 3,
10 until 2
during the Sherman County Holiday Bazaar
~ Sherman County Sophomore Class
2. “Sticks in Stacks” at Sherman County Public/School Library Thursday, Dec. 1
Social crafting starts at 6:00 p.m. every Thursday. Instructional assistance for knit, crochet, and spinning will be available at 7:00 p.m. Bring your knitting, crochet, spinning, quilting, or cross-stitch projects. All fiber arts are welcome.
For further information about this program please contact Sherman County Public/School Library at (541) 565-3279 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Letter to the Editor: Birth Announcements
To the editor,
I recently learned of the birth of two babies in families with lots of connections here in Sherman County. I know there are many in our area who would love to hear this kind of joyful news on an ongoing basis. Sharing, both joys and burdens, strengthens ties within our community.
Thanks for your consideration,
Sue Mabe, Moro
4. Program: Photographer Peter Marbach, Dec. 5
Landscape Photographer Peter Marbach will be at Sherman County Public/School Library Monday, December 5, at 6:00 p.m. Peter’s lecture and digital slideshow, “Born Free—The Wild Columbia,” begins where the Columbia River bubbles up from a tiny underground spring. View pictures of unspeakable beauty of this last remaining wild and free section that flows north for nearly 200 miles starting in SE British Columbia. Refreshments will be served.
5. Basketball Game Concession Opening, Jan. 27
There is an opening for a group to sell concessions at a Sherman High School basketball game on Friday, January 27. Games with Ione begin at 4:00. Interested groups may contact Ree Ella at 541-565-3500 or email@example.com
6. Sherman County Senior & Community Center Christmas Lunch, Dec. 14
Please join us to celebrate Christmas!
Lunch on December 14, 2016 , at 12:00 noon
Sherman County Senior & Community Center
Ham & AuGratin Potatoes, Veggies and Rolls
Fruit Salad and Dessert
7. Oregon Rural Voices Coalition
The Rural Voices Coalition advocates for sound policies that support rural communities, families and businesses. We oppose policies that discriminate to benefit urban political interests at the expense of rural Oregonians.
We expect Oregon’s political leaders to support policies that advance ALL Oregonians, not a few urban special interests. No one can represent the hard-working interests of those in rural Oregon better than the very people who live there. This is our land, our way of life and our unique heritage. Together we will speak up to have our voice heard by those who make costly policy decisions that impact our families, businesses and communities. ~ http://oregonruralvoices.com/
8. Filing Deadline for W-2S, 1099S is now January 31
~ Oregon Dept. of Revenue
SALEM, Ore.–The deadline for employers to electronically file their information returns, which include W-2s and some 1099s, has moved up to January 31. This applies to filing with both the IRS and the Oregon Department of Revenue.
The deadline shift stems from recent changes to the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, and Oregon’s laws require that state tax deadlines mirror similar federal deadlines. According to the IRS, the intent of the earlier deadline is to have employer wage information on hand to compare against wage information reported on individuals’ tax returns to help detect tax refund fraud.
In Oregon, all W-2s and most 1099s must be filed electronically using the Department of Revenue’s Income and Wage Information Return E-services (iWire) application. Last year, the department processed over 4 million W-2s and 1099s from more than 138,000 businesses.
iWire is now available through Revenue Online–the department’s self-service site. Aside from the new location, returning iWire users will also notice some significant improvements to the filing process this year, thanks to a redesign of the application.
Users now have three filing options: manual entry, bulk file upload, and spreadsheet import. Filers can put their information into the spreadsheet template and import that document directly into iWire. The system will then create individual W-2 and 1099 entries for review and validation. The manual entry option is now more user-friendly, with an entry screen that looks like the information return form, making it quicker and easier to enter data from a W-2 or 1099.
iWire users can now save their progress, and the error detection process has also been improved. iWire will instantly tell users if there are any errors in their submission and provide the line number the error appears on. This is significant for those submitting information returns for hundreds or thousands of employees because they won’t have to spend time searching through their entire submission for an error.
For more information on changes to iWire, visit www.oregon.gov/dor/business. To learn more about Revenue Online or to sign up for an account, visit www.oregon.gov/dor.
Visit www.oregon.gov/dor to get tax forms, check the status of your refund, or make tax payments; or call 1 (800) 356-4222 toll-free from an Oregon prefix (English or Spanish); (503) 378-4988 in Salem and outside Oregon; or email, firstname.lastname@example.org. For TTY (hearing or speech impaired), call 1 (800) 886-7204.
9. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
Peak Energy & Resources, Climate Change, and the Preservation of Knowledge http://energyskeptic.com/2014/preservation-of-knowledge/
GM details self-driving vehicle system http://europe.autonews.com/article/20161128/COPY/311289835/gm-details-self-driving-vehicle-system-in-u-s-letter
California targets dairy cows to combat global warming http://www.seattletimes.com/business/california-targets-dairy-cows-to-combat-global-warming/
New prototype plywood panels may be world’s largest http://phys.org/news/2016-11-prototype-plywood-panels-world-largest.html
Populist-Nationalist Tide Rolls On http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_pat_buchanan/populist_nationalist_tide_rolls_on
Lessons for the other side by Charles Krauthammer who has won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary and writes for the Washington Post. http://m.arkansasonline.com/news/2016/nov/28/lessons-for-other-side-20161128/
Adopt a Farmer for 6th – 7th & 8th grade students https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5aV_HkeEmM&feature=youtu.be
40 US Stamps to be Issued in 2017 http://www.linns.com/news/us-stamps-postal-history/2016/november/forty-new-stamps-2017.html?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=lsn_editorial_us-stamps-postal-history&utm_content=
Homosexuality: It’s about survival – not sex | James O’Keefe | TEDxTallaght https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Khn_z9FPmU&feature=youtu.be
Columbia Gorge CASA… 2016 Annual Appeal http://www.gorgecasa.org/