Sherman County eNews #199

CONTENT

  1. Friends of the Wasco School Advisory Board Meeting, July 12

  2. Notice. Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting, July 10

  3. Mt. St. Helens Exploratory Expedition, July 29

  4. Think of the Possibilities

  5. God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood


1. Friends of the Wasco School Advisory Board Meeting, July 12

Friends of the Wasco School – Preserving Our Past Advisory Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 12th at 6:00PM in the meeting room at the Wasco School. Come with ideas, names of interested volunteers and great enthusiasm!


2. Notice. Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting, July 10

The Sherman County School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017​, in the meeting room of the Sherman County School/Public Library.

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3. Mt. St. Helens Exploratory Expedition, July 29

Steve Carlson leads an expedition to explore Mt. St. Helens, Saturday, July 29, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Meet at 7:45 a.m. at the front entrance of the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. The fee is $50 and includes a box lunch and bottled water. Reserve your place by calling 541-296-8600 ext. 201. For more information visit www.gorgediscovery.org.


4. Think of the Possibilities

What do you believe is possible for you in your life – in your job, with your family and friends, financially, intellectually, emotionally? This is a very important question, so think about your answer for a moment.

These days more and more doctors, psychologists, researchers and many others are beginning to realize that what we achieve and become in life has as much, or more, to do with our beliefs as anything else. Sure, there are some limits. As far as we know, we can’t time-travel or live forever, and we can’t change things like how tall we are or who we have for parents. But beyond a few unchangeable things, there really are unlimited possibilities, and what you believe to be possible is a major factor in determining what you do and who you become. 

A favorite Tom Peters story is of a Manhattan cab driver who gave all his passengers a mission statement – his written pledge to get them where they wanted to go safely and courteously. He also gave them a selection of newspapers, a snack basket, and consulted with them about the kind of music they wanted to hear on the radio. This guy made 12 to 14 thousand extra dollars a year in tips because he saw possibilities for himself as a cabbie that others couldn’t imagine.

What possibilities are you blocking out because of what you’ve learned or done in the past, or because of what others have told you is “the truth?” What could you be and do, if you allowed yourself to really stretch and grow without excuses or self-imposed limitations?

With the weekend coming up, take some time to let your mind wander, free and unencumbered. Ask yourself the questions, and make a list of your answers: What could you be? What could you do? No limits. No restrictions. Keep it legal, ethical, and in line with your values; but let your imagination run for a while and see what you come up with. You just might find a new focus and passion for yourself. ~The Pacific Institute


5. God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood

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If tomorrow all the things were gone
I’d worked for all my life,
And I had to start again
with just my children and my wife,
I’d thank my lucky stars
to be living here today,
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom
and they can’t take that away.
I’m proud to be an American
where at least I know I’m free,
And I won’t forget the men who died
who gave that right to me,
And I gladly stand up next to you
and defend her still today,
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A.
From the lakes of Minnesota
to the hills of Tennessee,
Across the plains of Texas
from sea to shining sea.
From Detroit down to Houston
and New York to L.A.,
There’s pride in every American heart
and it’s time we stand and say:
I’m proud to be an American
where at least I know I’m free,
And I won’t forget the men who died
who gave that right to me,
And I gladly stand up next to you
and defend her still today,
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land.
God Bless the U.S.A.


 

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