Sherman County eNews #40

CONTENT

  1. Sherman County Wheat League & Farm Bureau Feb. 9 Meeting Cancelled

  2. Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Meeting Cancelled

  3. Emergency Notification System – Sherman County Frontier Regional Alert

  4. ODOT Email Updates

  5. Flash Alert System

  6. Building Strong Relationships

  7. South Sherman Fire & Rescue District Survey

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


 1. Sherman County Wheat League & Farm Bureau Meeting Cancelled 

The meeting of the Sherman County Wheat League and Farm Bureau scheduled for February 9th has been cancelled.


2. Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Meeting Cancelled

The Columbia Gorge Genealogical  Society has cancelled its meeting and program for this Saturday, February 11th.


3. Emergency Notification System – Sherman County Frontier Regional Alert

The Citizen-Reporter, Sherman County government, April 2016 http://www.co.sherman.or.us/documents/Reporter42016_001.pdf:

The Sherman County Office of Emergency Management has teamed up with Frontier Regional 911, along with Gilliam, Jefferson, and Wheeler counties, to implement an Emergency Notification System designed to provide emergency notifications to residents and businesses in the four counties. The Emergency Notification System gives us the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency notifications and information messages to targeted Sherman County Office of Emergency Management has teamed up with Frontier Regional 911, along with Gilliam, Jefferson, and Wheeler counties, to implement an Emergency Notification System designed to provide emergency notifications to residents and businesses in the four counties.

The Emergency Notification System gives us the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency notifications and information messages to targeted areas within one of the four counties. The system utilizes home phones, cell phones, texts, and electronic mail messaging. The system within Sherman County is called FRONTIER REGIONAL ALERT.

The system, known as FRONTIER REGIONAL ALERT, will be able to alert residents about severe weather events, power outages, floods, wildfires and much more. Messages can be sent to individuals using a variety of contact mechanisms—cell phone, landline, email, and text messaging— in minutes. Citizens listed in the 911 database (phone books) will be automatically subscribed by landline. However, citizens are strongly encouraged to “OPT IN” and self-register in order to provide additional information.

Currently, the logo can be found on the Sherman County home page at http://www.co.sherman.or.us . If you don’t have an email address and would like to receive your alerts by cell phone or texting, or if you need any other assistance with registering, please contact Shawn Payne, Sherman County Emergency Services, at 541-565-3100.

~ Shawn Payne, Director of Emergency Services


4. ODOT Email Updates

The Oregon Department of Transportation offers subscribers more than 50 specialized email alerts, including contractor bid notices, information for freight haulers, news releases and news about local area commissions on transportation, among other items. To sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences, see https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORDOT/subscriber/new?


5. Flash Alert System

The FlashAlert system distributes emergency messages, such as breaking news or weather closure information, and news releases from participating organizations.

Newswire provides information to the media for broadcast and web display. In addition, each member organization has its own web page where the public can see their closure status and latest news.

Messenger allows the public to subscribe to the messages posted on Newswire, receiving the information as emails, “push notifications” through a free phone app, Facebook or Twitter. There is no cost to the public for viewing the information or subscribing to messages (if offered).

Click on a city on the map to view, or subscribe to, news from local organizations.

http://flashalert.net/


6. Building Strong Relationships

What makes a good relationship work? What makes a good relationship turn bad and fall apart? Let’s talk about what it takes to build solid relationships.

Most people would never consider jumping off a cliff into the sea without some expertise in swimming, but almost all of us jump into relationships without a clue about how to make them work.

We’ve never given much thought to what a really good relationship needs, or about what skills the people in the relationship should have, if they really want to get the most out of it. Nevertheless, we seem to expect some version of happily-ever-after to follow, and when it doesn’t, we’re often surprised and disillusioned.

But if we want strong, loving relationships, we need strong and open communication skills, demonstrations of affection that are genuine and understood, and a great deal of patience. We need honesty, acceptance and dependability. And let us remember compassion, forgiveness and freedom, and the ability to successfully negotiate conflicts, as well.

Building and maintaining a relationship requires a great deal of skill and lots of energy. It is an investment that requires our attention, if it is to succeed. However, a lot of people assume that, once started, their relationships will just take care of themselves. Relationships are more like flowers planted in a garden. Once planted, they need water and fertilizer, and occasional pruning, in order to flourish and bloom.

Now, if a business owner assumed that once started, the business needed no further attention, no one would be surprised when that business went bankrupt. It is easy to see business as an investment and completely logical to take care to make sure that our investment doesn’t fail. Our relationships deserve at least the same level of care we would put into our business, don’t they? ~ The Pacific Institute


7. South Sherman Fire & Rescue District Survey

To apply for funds to finance the construction of a new fire hall, the South Sherman Fire & Rescue District must provide certain demographic information to the State of Oregon. Portland State University (PSU) will be assisting the District to conduct a confidential survey in February/ March. If you receive a survey in the mail, please fill it out and return to PSU as soon as possible to help the District apply for funding the new fire hall. An individual’s response to the survey items will never be directly linked to their personal information to ensure that confidentiality is maintained throughout the survey process. If the project is funded, there will be no tax dollars or tax increase associated with financing the improvements. Questions? Contact Glenn Fluhr at 541-333-2525.


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

snowman2Frontier Regional Alert http://www.co.sherman.or.us

ODOT Email Updates  https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORDOT/subscriber/new?

National Weather Service https://www.facebook.com/NWSPendleton/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED&fref=nf

Emergency Flash Alert System http://flashalert.net/ 

 

University Diversity Scam  https://www.prageru.com/courses/political-science/what-university-diversity-scam

Had enough snow?  http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/news/2017/feb/07/had-enough-snow-td-has-more-doubled-historic-recor/

Interactive Chart: The Evolution of U.S. Agricultural Exports Over the Last Two Decades  https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/international-markets-trade/us-agricultural-trade/interactive-chart-the-evolution-of-us-agricultural-exports-over-the-last-two-decades/


 

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