OSU Meningococcal B Outbreak Leads to Vaccination Recommendations
Maryhill Museum of Art Announces Access Program for Low-Income Families
Columbia Gorge Job Fair Makes Connections, March 25
Notice: Sherman County Court Session & Hearing, March 15
18th Annual Founder’s Cup Golf Tournament Sponsorships, Registration
Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
1. OSU Meningococcal B Outbreak Leads to Vaccination Recommendations
In November 2016 Benton County Health Department (BCHD) officials investigated two cases of confirmed serogroup B meningococcal (Men B) disease in undergraduate students attending Oregon State University’s (OSU) Corvallis campus. A third case has now been reported to BCHD. Testing at the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory has confirmed serogroup B. The cluster of cases now meets the criteria of an outbreak.
This third case triggers a targeted mass Men B vaccination effort. BCHD and OSU will be offering a vaccine clinic on March 8 and 9 at McAlexander Field House on the OSU campus. Additional, smaller clinics will be held the week of March 13-17.
In accordance with CDC guidance, vaccination is recommended for all university students aged 25 and under. In particular OSU students who are 25 and under and who live in on-campus housing and those who are members of – or who visit – off-campus congregate housing associated with the university are urged to act on this recommendation.
We strongly encourage students to obtain the indicated vaccinations at OSU or the Benton County Health Department, as this vaccine is NOT readily available locally.
For any questions regarding meningococcus or vaccinations, please contact your primary care provider or Jeremy Hawkins, North Central Public Health District Communicable Disease Investigator at 541-506-2633
For more information, please contact North Central Public Health District at (541) 506-2600 or visit us on the web at http://www.ncphd.org or our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/NorthCentralPublicHealth/
2. Maryhill Museum of Art Announces Access Program for Low-Income Families
Maryhill Museum of Art is pleased to announce that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The program enables low-income families to visit Maryhill Museum of Art for a reduced rate of $2 per person with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.
The primary goal of Museums for All is to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong appreciation for museums.
“Museums for All dovetails with Maryhill’s broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome everyone,” says Colleen Schafroth, Maryhill’s executive director. “We are thrilled to offer this discount to our neighbors, and hope low income families in the region will be able to visit the museum and take advantage of the valuable learning resources available here.”
In addition to Museums for All, Maryhill offers several other discounted and free admission programs. Details are available at www.maryhillmuseum.org/visit/hours-admissions/special-admission-programs.
In addition to special and permanent exhibitions, Maryhill offers a wide range of educational programs including lectures, workshops, family days, and other special events. For more information, visit www.maryhillmuseum.org.
Maryhill Museum of Art opens for the season on March 15, 2017; museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from March 15 – November 15.
3. Columbia Gorge Job Fair Makes Connections, March 25
Are you looking for a job, or do you have a job opening and need to find the right employee?
Columbia Gorge Community College, Oregon Employment Department and East Cascades Workforce Investment Board will be connecting employers and prospective employees at the Columbia Gorge Job Fair on Saturday, March 25. The job fair is appropriate for people ages 16 or older. Employers wishing to have a booth must register by March 11.
The fair is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 25 in the Fort Dalles Readiness & Workforce Training Center (Bldg. 10), on The Dalles Campus of Columbia Gorge Community College, 400 East Scenic Drive.
Advisers will be on hand from Columbia Gorge Community College and Oregon State University to answer questions. Attendees will learn about career education, financial aid, and meet face to face with employers. Some of the companies and organizations registered include: McDonalds, Flagstone Senior Living, Hood River WaterPlay, Heart of Hospice, Social Security Administration, US Army National Guard, Army Active Reserve, Gorge Technology Alliance representing its member employers, Child Care Partners, Great Clips, Flagstone Senior Living, The Springs at Mill Creek and WorkSource Columbia Gorge.
And yes, Se habla español!
The job fair is made possible by a grant from Oregon Career Pathways. For information on Columbia Gorge Community College, visit on-line www.cgcc.edu. Columbia Gorge Community College – “Building Dreams, Transforming Lives.”
4. Notice: Sherman County Court Session & Hearing, March 15
The Sherman County Court will meet on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in the conference room at the OSU Extension Office/Burnet Building, 66365 Lonerock Road, Moro, Oregon, 97039. If the location of the meeting changes, notices will be posted on the Sherman County website, the Sherman County Court Facebook page, and in the Sherman County eNews.
During the March 15 court session, the court will hold a public hearing regarding the Ordinance Repealing Ordinance No. 29-2005, Defining Procedure for Mass Gathering Permit Application, and Declaring an Emergency at 10:45 a.m. in the conference room at the OSU Extension Office/Burnet Building, 66365 Lonerock Road, Moro, Oregon, 97039. If the location of the hearing changes, notices will be posted on the Sherman County website, the Sherman County Court Facebook page, and in the Sherman County eNews.
5. Taking Control
How much control do you believe you have over what happens to you in life? Today, let’s talk about how our feelings about who is in control, affect our end-results.
Some people believe they have very little control over what happens to them. When good things occur, they believe it’s mostly a matter of luck or circumstance. They don’t set goals or plan very far ahead because they think that how things turn out is beyond their control.
Their tension and stress levels are generally very high, as you might expect, and they often feel overwhelmed, helpless and hopeless. Strangely enough, when bad things happen, instead of blaming circumstances or luck, they tend to blame themselves.
Now, the bad news is that how much control we believe we have over our lives is generally a direct result of the way we were treated when we were very young. The good news is that this condition, which has been called “learned helplessness” doesn’t have to be permanent.
You can learn to take charge of your life and look at things differently. The fact is, when your attitude changes, the results you get change, too. Yes, that isa fact, not just opinion. The research is there to back it up: Your attitude is learnedand the results you get depend as much – or more – on your attitude, as your skills and abilities.
If you’re interested in putting an end to feeling like a victim, pick up Martin Seligman’s book “Learned Optimism” as a start or get involved in a reputable personal growth program. If you have children, how about Seligman’s book “The Optimistic Child” to benefit them? What are you waiting for? Why not do it today? ~ The Pacific Institute
6. 18th Annual Founder’s Cup Golf Tournament Sponsorships, Registration
The 18th Annual Founder’s Cup Golf Tournament, presented by Columbia State Bank and Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation, will be held at Indian Creek Golf Course in Hood River, Ore., on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. This golf tournament is a golf-filled day that brings together fun, friends, great food, and prizes. This year, the tournament will benefit student scholarships.
Sponsorship opportunities and four-person team entries are available. To sponsor the tournament, or to register a team at either the gold ($600) or silver ($500) team level, please contact Stephanie Hoppe, firstname.lastname@example.org / (541) 506-6113. Only 32 teams may enter the tournament so please contact the foundation to register a team at your earliest convenience.
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7. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
Blog. The EverGrey, Make the Most of Seattle https://theevergrey.com/
Melting Mountains: An Urban-Rural Gathering https://theevergrey.com/event/melting-mountains/?mc_cid=d17448a422&mc_eid=b590fde7fe
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A mysterious disappearance in wheat country http://crosscut.com/2017/03/a-mysterious-disappearance-in-wheat-country/
The Woolly Mammoth’s Last Stand https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/science/woolly-mammoth-extinct-genetics.html?_r=0
Departing Space Station Tour https://www.youtube.com/embed/doN4t5NKW-k
Naval Air Museum, Pensacola 2008 http://www.cdsg.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=337
Oregon’s Walden playing central role in drafting Obamacare replacement plan http://katu.com/news/politics/oregons-walden-playing-key-role-in-drafting-obamacare-replacement-plan
Interesting Statistics off the Vietnam Memorial Wall http://www.seniorforums.com/showthread.php/11057-Interesting-Veterans-Statistics-off-the-Vietnam-Memorial-Wall
How to Practice Effectively for Just about Anything http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-practice-effectively-for-just-about-anything-annie-bosler-and-don-greene?utm_source=TED-Ed+Subscribers&utm_campaign=eef054126b-2013_09_219_19_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1aaccced48-eef054126b-48668497
Winter Sports. Collegiate Nationals at Mt. Bachelor http://www.bendbulletin.com/sports/5105632-151/collegiate-nationals-returning-to-mt-bachelor