Sherman County News Flash!
Sherman County School News on Facebook
Sherman County School Athletic Schedule Update
Bus Tour to Explore the East Side of Mt. St. Helens, May 20
Discovery Center Program: “Secret Spots and Hidden Adventures,” May 19
World’s Largest Display of Lego Art Closes at OMSI, May 29
Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing Conducting F-15 Night Training
Too Much Positive Thinking?
- Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
1. Sherman County News Flash!
Word has just been received that Sandy Macnab has been granted the title of Professor Emeritus from Oregon State University. This title is not automatic but is granted to recognize respect and distinction for years of dedicated and effective service. The title became effective January 1, 2017.
2. Sherman County School News on Facebook
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3. Sherman County School Athletic Schedule Update
May 12 – 13, 2017 – Regional Tennis at Whitman College in Walla Walla starting at 9:00, the team will depart the school at 3:00 on Thursday May 11th (no bus needed).
May 11, 2017 – Double Header at Elgin starting at 2:00, bus departs at 10:00 (this will take the place of the original May 12th game).
May 18 – 19, 2017 – State Track at the University of Oregon in Eugene starting at 10:00 on Thursday and 2:45 on Friday, bus departs at 9:30 on Wednesday.
4. Bus Tour to Explore the East Side of Mt. St. Helens, May 20
Steve Carlson leads an expedition to explore the east side of Mt. St. Helens, Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Meet at 8:45 a.m. at the front entrance of the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, for a one-day bus tour. The fee is $50 and includes a box lunch and bottled water. Reserve your place by making a $25 deposit by May 16, by calling 541-296-8600 ext. 201. For more information visit www.gorgediscovery.org.
5. Discovery Center Program: “Secret Spots and Hidden Adventures,” May 19
Join Scott Cook, Friday, May 19, for “Secret Spots and Hidden Adventures” at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon. Learn about many of the lesser known places in the eastern area of the Columbia River Gorge. Tickets for the 6 p.m. burger bar dinner and program are $15, the 7 p.m. program only is $5. For tickets and information call 541-296-8600 ext. 201, or visit www.gorgediscovery.org
6. World’s Largest Display of Lego Art Closes at OMSI, May 29
PORTLAND, Ore. (May 9, 2017) — The Art of the Brick, a captivating exhibition of intriguing works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world, the LEGO brick, ends its run at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) on Monday, May 29.
The critically acclaimed collection of creative and inspiring pieces constructed using only LEGO bricks is created by renowned contemporary artist, and native Oregonian, Nathan Sawaya. The groundbreaking 12,000 square-foot exhibit features a specially-designed LEGO and DUPLO play area, along with a variety of hands-on activities, demonstrations and challenges.
“This exhibition is one that opens the door to a variety of complex topics–such as engineering, math, and design–through a simple toy most of us played with as children,” said Nancy Stueber, OMSI president and CEO. “It shows that art and science are very much linked together, and this exhibit is a fun and whimsical way to make both accessible to audiences of all ages.”
The Art of the Brick Exhibit + Museum Admission
$19.75 Adult | $15.00 Senior (63+) | $13.50 Youth (3-13)
$5.50 Adult | $4.00 Senior (63+) | $3.50 Youth (3-13)
7. Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing Conducting F-15 Night Training
PORTLAND, Oregon — The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing will conduct routine F-15 night training missions, May 9-11, 2017.
Night training allows the Citizen-Airmen pilots based at the Portland Air National Guard Base to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements. Night flying is conducted almost monthly as it provides essential training for nighttime maneuvers. Training flights will be completed each evening before 10:30 p.m.
About the 142nd Fighter Wing:
The Portland Air National Guard Base employs 1,500 Airmen who provide an economic impact of nearly $500 million to the region. The 142nd Fighter Wing defends our homeland with F-15 Eagle fighter jets, guarding the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border, on 24-hour Aerospace Control Alert as part of Air Combat Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Their mission is to provide unequalled, mission-ready units to sustain combat aerospace superiority and peacetime tasking any time, any place in service to our nation, state and community.
8. Too Much Positive Thinking?
We talk a lot about positive thinking. Seeking to be positive and optimistic are valuable allies in recovering from illness and keeping depression away. But is it possible to be too positive? Let’s look at the idea of overdoing optimism.
Positive thinking is definitely a good thing, but when it comes to being positive, can you overdo it? Can you have too much of this particular good thing? Of course, you can. In fact, you can probably identify plenty of people whose reckless optimism got them into trouble.
These are the folks who borrow too heavily, fail to anticipate possible problems, and never take off their rose-colored glasses, even for a moment, to check on current reality. It’s all about the dream, and not enough about real-world challenges in making the dream come true.
Tough-minded optimists, on the other hand, have learned to anticipate problems. They believe in doing all they can to make a bad situation better, but even more importantly, they believe in planning ahead to avoid bad situations whenever possible. It’s another facet of the option thinking we were talking about yesterday.
When you are planning for the future – whether it’s making an investment, interviewing a job applicant, or working out a color scheme for your new apartment – think about worst-case scenarios. Ask yourself some discriminating questions like, “What potential problems exist here? How might this be improved? Is there some way this could backfire? Will this look as good to me after some time has passed as it does right now?” And if we do see possible problems, how will we solve them?
As long as we do not dwell on worst-case scenarios, this is not negative thinking or cynicism, and certainly not borrowing trouble. This is the kind of enlightened self-reflection that heads off problems before they develop. ~The Pacific Institute
9. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
Watersheds & Drainage Basins Of Europe’s Major Rivers https://waterrates.co.uk/watersheds-europe/
Comey: 15 Percent of Terror Cases Came as Refugees http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/447423/
Why DeVos Should Rescind Obama’s Ban On Disciplining Minority Kids In School http://thefederalist.com/2017/05/09/devos-rescind-obamas-ban-disciplining-minority-kids-school/
A Guide to Tax Reform in the 115th Congress http://www.heritage.org/taxes/report/guide-tax-reform-the-115th-congress