Sherman County eNews #81

CONTENT

  1. Social Crafting, “Sticks in Stacks,” at Sherman County Public/School Library, March 23

  2. Sherman County 4-H News Report, Lucky Lambs Sheep Club

  3. Wheatacres Trail & Cattle Challenge, June 3 & 4

  4. Health Insurance Basics in Free Workshops in April

  5. Sherman County Court Special Session, March 30

  6. How Big is Your Comfort Zone?

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


1. Social Crafting, “Sticks in Stacks,” at Sherman County Public/School Library, March 23

lana-architetto-francesc-01“Sticks in Stacks” at Sherman County Public/School Library Thursday, March 23
Social crafting and instruction for knit, crochet, and spinning starts at 6:00 p.m. every Thursday. All fiber arts are welcome. For further information about this program please contact Sherman County Public/School Library at (541) 565-3279 or email aphelps@sherman.k12.or.us.


2. Sherman County 4-H News Report, Lucky Lambs Sheep Club

4-H clover1The “Lucky Lambs” Sherman 4-H sheep club met on March 18 at 1pm at the Fritts Ranch.  Attending were Emily and Grace, Makoa, Bennett, Gabe, Amy, Courtney, Bailey, Nancy, Kyle, Tyler, Clayton, Shelby.  We learned how to tag lambs, band their tails and castrate them.  Meeting was adjourned at 2pm.  Submitted by Amy Dabulskis, News Reporter.

 


3. Wheatacres Trail & Cattle Challenge, June 3 & 4

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Wheatacres Trail & Cattle Challenge

June 3 & 4

Cattle Sorting, Jackpot

Obstacle Courses

Trail Classes

Novice, Open and Youth Divisions

Prizes, Ribbons & All-Around Rider Award

Entry forms & information:

Carrie Kaseberg, Equine Mania, LLC

69358 Wheatacres Road, Wasco, Oregon 97065

541-980-7394


4. Health Insurance Basics in Free Workshops in April

(Salem) — The Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace will sponsor “Building Blocks of Health Insurance,” a free two-hour workshop on understanding health insurance, next month in The Dalles and Hood River.

The events, which are open to the public, will be held Friday, April 14, at two Columbia Gorge Community College campuses. The events are:
*9 to 11 a.m., The Dalles campus, Building 3, Room 102, 400 E. Scenic Dr.
*1 to 3 p.m., Hood River campus, Room 202, 1730 College Way

Attendees will receive information to help them be confident health coverage consumers. An experienced health-insurance educator from the Marketplace will present on:
*Types of health insurance, including Medicare, the Oregon Health Plan, and individual and family plans
*Summary of Benefits documents
*Explanation of Benefits letters
*Eligibility for financial assistance

To attend, register in advance by calling 855-268-3767 (toll-free) or emailing info.marketplace@oregon.gov


5. Sherman County Court Special Session, March 30

The Sherman County Court will hold a special session on March 30, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in the Circuit Courtroom at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039. The court will meet as the Compensation Board, enter into executive session in Accordance with ORS 192.660 (2) (i) Personnel, and brainstorm for possible special projects for future years.

SCCoCourtAgenda March 30 2017 Special Session

 

 


6. How Big is Your Comfort Zone?

How big is your comfort zone? Is it growing or shrinking? All of us live inside an area called a comfort zone. It’s the imaginary space containing all the activities we have done often enough to feel comfortable about. It also contains our ideas about where we belong, how we should live, what we do socially, and so on.

You can visualize this zone of comfort as a circle, if you like, but the wall of that circle is not really there to protect us. It is made of fear and self-imposed limitations. We like to believe that the wall keeps us safe, but perhaps you’ve noticed that it doesn’t work that way.

What that wall keeps us from, in truth, is getting all the things we want most. If we are willing to venture outside of it often enough, we overcome our fear and our zone of comfort expands. Not only that, when we expand our comfort zone in one area, it automatically expands in others, as well.

However, if we give in to our fears, that zone contracts. For some people, their comfort zone is just about the size of their apartment. There they sit, making up reasons why it’s better for them to stay put, convincing themselves they are better off. We see this often in the elderly, as they allow their worlds to get smaller and smaller. The thing is, it doesn’t have to be this way.

So, what’s the answer? Get up, get moving, and conquer your fears by doing what you need to do. Small steps first, and then the bigger ones. Being ruled by fear is not living safely. In fact, it’s not really living at all. ~ The Pacific Institute


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

bird.owl.limbDelivery robots and robo-farms: Here’s what’s headlining Amazon’s MARS meet-up http://www.geekwire.com/2017/delivery-robots-amazon-mars/

Bill would authorize GMO trespass lawsuits against patent holders http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/350555-230057-bill-would-authorize-gmo-trespass-lawsuits-against-patent-holders

Big wind development returning to Oregon with a mystery power buyer http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2017/03/21/big-wind-development-returning-to-oregon-with-a.html?ana=e_me_set1&s=newsletter&ed=2017-03-21&u=wkiE5IyNb4HDxutujUayRl7bhJ3&t=1490110018&j=77705461

Idaho quinoa buyer outgrowing processing facility http://www.capitalpress.com/Idaho/20170320/idaho-quinoa-buyer-outgrowing-processing-facility


 

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