Free Class: “Raise Your Own Meat ‘n’ Eggs” – Tonight, May 2nd
Charlotte’s Going to Celebrate Her 100th Birthday, May 27
Memorial Service: Patricia Rose Moore 1927-2017
Pikeminnow season opens Monday, May 1
Shared State and County Services Serve the Same Oregonians!
Meeting Ground Rules – A Parts List – Make Your Own Rules
Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
1. Free Class: “Raise Your Own Meat ‘n’ Eggs” – Tonight, May 2nd
Reminder…free class tonight on your home poultry flock! “Raise Your Own Meat ‘n’ Eggs” will be presented by OSU Sherman County Extension at 6 p.m. Tuesday May 2 at the Extension office in Moro. Come learn about raising chicks, different breeds of chickens, raising a flock for eggs, and how to raise meat chickens for the freezer. If you can’t make it but would like the information, contact Cindy Brown 541-565-3230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Charlotte’s Going to Celebrate Her 100th Birthday, May 27
is going to celebrate her 100th birthday
on May 27th
at the Grass Valley Pavilion
starting at 1:30 p.m.
and Rod McGuire is going to provide the meal.
Let’s celebrate with her!
Questions? Call Terry Stark 541-483-2230
3. Memorial Service: Patricia Rose Moore 1927-2017
Patricia Rose Moore
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Moro Presbyterian Church.
Donations may be made to Sherman County Historical Society, Heart of Hospice, or a charity of your choice.
4. Pikeminnow season opened Monday, May 1
Catch a tagged northern pikeminnow and receive $50
PORTLAND, Ore. — Help save young salmon and steelhead and make big money too!
Monday, May 1, marks the beginning of this year’s Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Program in the Columbia and Snake rivers.
State fish and wildlife biologists have specially tagged and released up to 1000 or more northern pikeminnow into the Columbia and Snake rivers, each worth $500. The program also pays registered anglers $5 to $8 per fish, nine inches or longer. The more fish an angler catches, the more each pikeminnow is worth. Last year the top fisherman in the program earned nearly $120,000 in just five-months of fishing.
Northern pikeminnow are voracious eaters, consuming millions of young salmon and steelhead each year. Since 1990, anglers paid through the program, have removed more than 4.6 million pikeminnow from the Columbia and Snake rivers. The program has reduced predation on young salmon and steelhead by nearly 40 percent since it began.
The 2017 Pikeminnow Sport Reward Program begins Monday, May 1, and is scheduled to run through at least Aug. 31, 2017.The season may be extended into September based on the availability of funding.
The program is administered by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission and funded by the Bonneville Power Administration.
For more information about the program call 800-858-9015, visit www.pikeminnow.org and follow us on Facebook.
The Bonneville Power Administration, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a nonprofit federal power marketer that sells wholesale electricity from 31 federal dams and one nuclear plant to 142 Northwest electric utilities, serving millions of consumers and businesses in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana and parts of California, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. BPA delivers power via more than 15,000 circuit miles of lines and 260 substations to 511 transmission customers. In all, BPA markets about a third of the electricity consumed in the Northwest and operates three-quarters of the region’s high-voltage transmission grid. BPA also funds one of the largest fish and wildlife programs in the world, and, with its partners, pursues cost-effective energy savings and operational solutions that help maintain affordable, reliable and carbon-free electric power for the Northwest. www.bpa.gov
5. Shared State and County Services Serve the Same Oregonians!
—state property manager
—state courts, patrol, prison
—mental health hospital
Services Shared by County and State:
—assessment and taxation
—children and families
—mental health services
—federal land policy
—county law library
—county forests, parks
6. Meeting Ground Rules – A Parts List – Make Your Own Rules
Ground rules are agreements about expected behavior in meetings. The purpose of ground rules is to make explicit the group’s norms about how team members will interact, thus preventing or reducing misunderstandings and disagreements. Ground rules may differ greatly by department, committee or group, but they should always contribute to the group’s ability to work together effectively.
Make your own ground rules! Here’s a parts list:
- Participate. Speak up!
- Maintain momentum.
- Reach closure.
- Trust. Good intentions can work through difficult issues.
- Respect. Respect the rights of others to different points of view.
- Inquire. Explore feelings, ideas, thinking; listen for new understanding.
- Share your ideas and thoughts. Be authentic. Seek feedback.
- Engaged listening. Focus. Refrain from judging & giving advice. Reflect and summarize.
- Be on time.
- Listen with interest.
- Signal respect by your body language & eye contact.
- Be open minded.
- Interact with others.
- Participate in discussions.
- Be willing to compromise.
- Listen twice as much as you speak.
- Listen to yourself.
- Capture your ideas on your notepad as they happen.
- Headline first when you speak, then give a brief background.
- Stay open-minded to new ideas; suspend judgment.
- Speak only for yourself; let others do the same.
- Offer ideas or make statements instead of asking questions.
- Find value in what others say.
- Assume positive intention.
- No heat-seeking missiles.
- Keep the best interest of the organization in mind.
- Treat everyone in a dignified manner.
- Support decisions made by consensus.
- Everyone participates–no one dominates.
- Listen as an ally, a partner, and work to understand before evaluating.
- Silence will be interpreted as agreement.
- We will assume positive intent first when things begin to go wrong.
- Minimize interruptions and side conversations.
- Cell phones must be turned off. Leave the room to answer calls.
- We encourage dialogue, not argument.
- We do our homework in order to be ready to work.
- We seek group consensus.
- In dealing with conflict, listening, giving and receiving feedback, we will not shoot the messenger.
- We will be honest in our communication.
- Membership implies commitment, engagement & attendance.
- Respect one another with voice and body language.
- Speak only for yourself.
- Focus on interests.
- Work together to reach mutually acceptable solutions.
- Speak up.
- Ask questions.
- Listen carefully.
7. Embracing Responsibility
Just about everyone agrees that it’s a good thing to be responsible, but not everyone agrees about what “responsibility” means. Are you a responsible person? What does it mean to you to be responsible? Does it mean doing what is expected of you? Keeping your promises? Being a good provider?
All of these things are important, but being responsible means more than that. In fact, when it comes right down to it, we are responsible for absolutely everything in our lives – all of the successes, and all of the failures, too.
If you don’t accept responsibility for your life, you are likely to just shrug off your failures thinking you have nothing to learn from them. If you don’t take full responsibility for your life, you will never be happy, because no one can make you happy but you.
You might wonder, then, if you’re responsible for illness and adversity, too. Well, you are certainly not responsible for earthquakes or the drunk driver who sideswipes your car. But you are, without a doubt, responsible for how you respond to these things – and whether or not you choose to use them to learn from and to grow.
Taking responsibility for your life gives you the freedom to take risks and make mistakes, and that’s a great feeling. Of course, it also means you need to be prepared to take the consequences of your risks and mistakes. There are two sides to the responsibility coin, and the other side is accountability.
It is difficult to grow very much at all if you are not willing to do these things. But if you are willing, there really is no limit to how far you can go. ~ The Pacific Institute
8. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
Farmers Share Concerns With Immigration Politics with Governor Brown (local) http://www.kptv.com/clip/13288177/farmers-share-concerns-with-immigration-policies-with-gov-brown
Rural Land Rights Advocates https://www.facebook.com/groups/1717765141769695/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED
When a Farmer Punches Back at the Feds https://www.agweb.com/mobile/article/when-a-farmer-punches-back-at-the-feds-naa-chris-bennett/
Space Weather https://www.facebook.com/spaceweatherdotcom
Oregon History: Broken Treaties http://www.opb.org/artsandlife/series/brokentreaties/iHiH
Navajo Generating Station’s power lines could benefit solar and wind development http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/energy/2017/04/26/navajo-generating-stations-power-lines-could-benefit-solar-and-wind-development-energy-experts-say/100861896/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/about/default.htm
What Trump Has Accomplished in 100 Days http://www.globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-what-trump-has-accomplished-in-100-days/5587900