Sherman County eNews #129


  1. The “Goatees” 4-H Goat Club

  2. Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Visits Goldendale, WA

  3. Oregon & the U.S. House of Representatives Health Care Insurance Vote

  4. Online Course: Preservation of Paper & Media Collections

  5. Free Photographic Process & Identification Webinars

  6. Delivering Criticism

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

1. The “Goatees” 4-H Goat Club

goat.boer1The “Goatees” goat 4-H club met on April 20 at 4pm at the Extension Office in Moro.  Attending were:  Izzy and Rilea, Cade, Jordan and Logan, Bailee and Wyatt, Clay, Lexi, Reese, Austin, Mercedez and Elijah, and Kaelex.  Excused absence was Patrick.  Pledge of Allegiance led by Reese; 4-H Pledge by Mercedez.  During this meeting, we had two presentations by Izzy and Mercedez about supplies and what you look for in your meat goats.  Auction will be May 26 at 6:00pm; 5 to 5:30pm for weigh-in and tagging.  At auction you will need to note down the weights and health records.  Keep your record book organized with your health records and do advancements.  Perishos will be castrating and vaccinating and may need help, this can give you experience.  Fundraisers and community service ideas needed, may clean up cemetery for service.  Wyatt, Cade and Charlotte will be giving reports.  Next Meeting is at auction May 26 then in mid-June.  Meeting adjourned at 4:20pm.   Submitted by Jordan Barrett, News Reporter

2. Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Visits Goldendale, WA

motorcycle.blueThe Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, one of the most successful and popular charity rides in the country, is coming to the Maryhill Museum of Art, 35 Maryhill Museum Dr, Goldendale, WA 98620, from noon until 1:30 PM on May 13 for its 23rd annual motorcycle trek!

Former NASCAR driver and NBC Sports racing analyst Kyle Petty will lead 200 bikers on a weeklong, 2,400-mile route to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction – a camp dedicated to providing life-changing camping experiences for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

As a result of the Ride, 7,985 children have attended Victory Junction at no cost to their families. Last year alone, the Ride raised more than $1 million, sending 100 children to camp. Victory Junction has served as the Ride’s primary beneficiary since its establishment by Petty and his family in 2004 in honor of his late son, Adam.

Several celebrity riders will also be on the cross-country trek, including:
• NASCAR legends Hershel McGriff, Harry Gant and Donnie Allison
• Former NFL great Herschel Walker
• Heisman Trophy winner (1980) George Rogers

We encourage fans to come support the cause and greet the riders when they stop in Goldendale. Spectators along the route may also purchase memorabilia or contribute to the Ride’s “Small Change. Big Impact.” program, which accepts donations at each stop. Information about scheduled pit stops, as well as any updates or changes to the route, can be found on the Ride’s Facebook page.  Be sure to arrive 15 minutes early to cheer on the riders as they enter your town!

3. Oregon & the U.S. House of Representatives Health Care Insurance Vote

Oregon Health Authority: The U.S. House of Representatives health care insurance proposal did not become law this week. The Affordable Care Act is still in effect. The American Health Care Act was passed in the House, meaning it is headed to the Senate for further debate, and possible changes. Even IF the bill passes in the Senate, your clients’ current Marketplace coverage STILL will not change. Any changes could affect only future coverage, and even then, possibly not until 2019 or later.

Oregon Health Plan (OHP) benefits are still in place. At this time, there are no changes to OHP members’ eligibility, CCO (coordinated care organization) enrollment or access to health care services. For people who currently have insurance, coverage will not change through the end of your coverage year. For Marketplace plans, this means their insurance will stay the same through the end of 2017 (as long as they continue paying the premium). Plan options and financial assistance through have not changed. Anyone eligible for a special enrollment period still may get one. And they may still be eligible for tax credits based on their income. That program didn’t change either.

4. Online Course: Preservation of Paper & Media Collections

Preservation 101: Preservation Basics for Paper and Media Collections Registration Deadline:  May 12, 2017

The interactive online course presents a series of 10 webinars and includes self-paced study between sessions, using assigned readings and other resources to supplement the “classroom” discussions.  The course is designed to provide a foundation for effective collections stewardship by guiding participants through preservation topics such as environmental management, deterioration of materials, and emergency preparedness.

The updated course features expanded coverage of audiovisual and digital formats, prepares participants to complete a preservation needs assessment, and provides structured guidance on developing an institutional disaster plan.

WHEN: A two-hour session, once a week, starting June 1, 2017, and ending August 24, 2017.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Staff and volunteers at cultural institutions; Town clerks, county commissioners, and other municipal records holders; Corporate archivists and records managers in need of preservation training; and Students or graduates of library and information science

Certificate of Completion provided, and 20 Archival Recertification Credits (ARCs) for eligible certified archivists.

For information and to register:

5. Free Photographic Process & Identification Webinars

This webinar series, funded by The National Endowment for the Humanities  <>, and presented by the Image Permanence Institute is free and open for all to attend. The first three webinars will discuss the various materials and technologies of photographic prints. The next two will teach a methodology and controlled vocabulary for process identification, as well as a demo of how to use Graphics Atlas<>. The last one will include an overview of collections care for prints and photographs including proper storage, handling and display methods, and guidelines for the storage environment. Watching the webinars as a series is encouraged but not required. Recordings of the webinars will be made available.

Register here: 

6. Delivering Criticism

How do you like being criticized? Does it make you feel like changing to accommodate your critic?

Negative criticism is almost always a mistake. Do you know anyone who likes it? It brings you down, makes you feel angry and resentful, and it hardly ever makes you want to change, does it?

Constructive feedback is a horse of a different color. There’s no sting in it, because it is not about your deficient character and it doesn’t come at you like an attack. It is designed to give you valuable information and it assumes you care about doing well.

So, what is the difference between constructive feedback and criticism? Well, it’s the difference between saying, “You never help around the house because you’re a slob and you just don’t care,” and saying, “When you neglect to do your part of the weekly clean-up around the house, I feel overworked and taken for granted.”

Can you see the difference? The first statement attacks character and sounds like it’s coming from a victim. The second states the facts and shares information about feelings without making the other person a villain. All that it takes to become an expert in constructive feedback is practice and a willingness to give up judgment and blame.

It also helps to remember what your goal is. If you want more conflict, go ahead and blame. It is a perfect way to sustain chaos. However, if you want positive action, learn to give constructive feedback instead. ~The Pacific Institute 

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

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For Bill Hansell, Brown’s firing of EQC members was personal

Fact Tank: Key findings about U.S. immigrants

East Cascades Workforce Investment

Lake Michigan Is So Clear Right Now Its Shipwrecks Are Visible From the Air

The Daily Signal, an Alternative to the Mainstream Press

The Washington Free Beacon

CNS News

The Portland Patch

The Federalist

Krauthammer: People’s Expectations of Health Care Have Moved to Universal Coverage

Trumpcare: What Does The U.S. House Vote Mean in Oregon?

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease is Easier Than You Think

Last Days in Vietnam, Victory Squandered

Plant more prairies to save topsoil and prevent pollution runoff