Sherman County eNews #214

CONTENT

  1. ODOT: Drive with caution! It’s wheat harvest time!

  2. Notice of Public Hearing: City of Grass Valley, Aug. 7

  3. Columbia Gorge Community College Monthly Report, Campus Currents

  4. Being Your Own Best Self

  5. Frontier Digital Network Board of Directors Meeting Notice & Agenda, July 21

  6. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting Notice & Agenda, July 21

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


Sound character is our greatest asset because it provides the power with which we may ride the emergencies of life instead of going down under them. Without Positive Mental Attitude, life might be described as long periods of uncertainty punctuated by occasional emergencies that shake you to the very core of your being. The emergencies may be financial, personal, or health related, but each must be dealt with separately and swiftly. The surest way to deal with any crisis is to focus on solutions, not on the probable cause of the problem or who should be blamed for it. Conduct a quick damage assessment, take the time to think through the alternatives and their consequences, and then act to implement the best solution. If you deal with life’s emergencies as they occur — on your own terms — you will be a stronger, better person for having looked them in the eye and conquered them.  ~Napoleon Hill


1. ODOT: Drive with caution! It’s wheat harvest time!

Be mindful of slow-moving wheat trucks that may be

just around the corner

in Biggs Canyon/Spanish Hollow on Hwy. 97

or

on Hwy. 206 in Fulton Canyon!

Cyclists are encouraged to avoid harvest market roads.

Please keep all vehicles on paved roads to prevent field fires.

wheat.truck.dump

~ Peter W. Murphy

Public Information Officer

ODOT Region 4

Bend, Oregon

541-388-6224


2. Notice of Public Hearing: City of Grass Valley, Aug. 7

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The City of Grass Valley City Council will conduct a public hearing beginning at 7:00 p.m. on August 7, 2017, in the Grass Valley Pavilion.  The purpose of the public hearing is to consider a Conditional Use Permit request on behalf of Aurora Gardens LLC. to operate a hemp processing and production facility on the former school site.  The property is the former School Facility located at 212 North Street in the City.  It is described by the Sherman County Assessor’s Recorders as Tax Lot 100 of Assessor’s Map 2S-16E-26CD.  The property is planned and zoned Residential – Agricultural (R-A).  Aurora Gardens is currently registered with Oregon Department of Agriculture for industrial hemp activities. Both proponents and opponents of this issue will be given opportunity to submit written testimony or speak before the Commission. Failure to raise a specific issue during the local review process may preclude an appeal to the City Council or Land Use Board of Appeals based on this issue. Staff report and other documentation will be available no later 7 days prior to the hearing.  Written testimony should be submitted to City Administrator until 5:00 pm on day of hearing.

Copies of the application and all relevant materials are available at City of Grass Valley Offices.  Any questions, please contact Carol von Borstel, City Administrator, at (541) 333-2434.

All interested parties are urged to attend. 

Nick Kraemer, City Planner


3. Columbia Gorge Community College Monthly Report, Campus Currents

Campus Currents is a monthly report on Columbia Gorge Community College for our students, faculty, staff and residents of the greater Mid-Columbia region. To subscribe, please e-mail currents@cgcc.edu.


4. Being Your Own Best Self

What is the difference between being yourself and being your best self? A reader asked an important question. “Psychology and self-improvement books seem to be telling us that we should just be ourselves. We tell our kids this, but I get confused sometimes. I can be so many different ways. How do I know which self is the best me?”

You know, the reader was making a good point. All of us have many possible selves. Some parts of our personalities are active and obvious, but some parts may surface only now and then when they are needed. Still others may remain hidden nearly all the time, either by circumstance or intent.

Consider this question: What is your best self like? Can you list the qualities that make your best self different from the ordinary, everyday you? You see, becoming aware of these qualities is the key to bringing them under your control. If you are aware of them, you can deliberately set out to make your everyday-self more like your best self.

Using the techniques of affirmation, visualization and control of your self-talk, it is relatively easy to do. You see, we move toward and become like what we think about. So, focus your thoughts on those aspects of yourself that you would like to see more of. See yourself behaving in situations like your best self.  Do it in a systematic way, over and over again, every day. Soon, you will find that “being yourself” will automatically mean, “being your best self.” ~The Pacific Institute


5. Frontier Digital Network Board of Directors Meeting Notice & Agenda, July 21

Frontier Digital Network

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda and Notice

July, 21st, 2017

9:00 AM

Gilliam County Courthouse, Courtroom

  1. Call To Order & Director Roll Call
  2. Public Input/Comment
  3. Directors’ Changes or Additions to the Agenda
  4. Minutes Review and Approval
  5. Financials Review and Approval
  6. Resignation of Jeanne Burch
  7. Review of existing contractors, contracts and duties of contractors
  8. Update on FTN/FDN merger
  9. Cottonwood Tower update
  10. Wheeler County Wireless Project Update
  11. AOC assistance contract discussions
  12. Website and other Social Media and/or Public Presents needs
  13. SUA II Motorola Service Contract Proposal
  14. Discussion/Possible Vote and Approval of Compensation Increases (If Applicable)
  15. Audit contract and engagement letter for Oster

15.0   Other items for the good of the order

16.0   Public Input/Comment

17.0   Next Meeting

18.0   Adjournment

The Frontier Digital Network board reserves the right at its sole discretion to enter into Executive Session under ORS 192.660 (a), (g), (j), (n),(D).


 6. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting Notice & Agenda, July 21

 Frontier TeleNet

 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda and Notice

  July 21st, 2017

  10:00 AM

Gilliam County Courthouse, Courtroom

  1. Call To Order & Director Roll Call
  2. Public Input/Comment
  3. Directors’ Changes or Additions to the Agenda
  4. Minutes Review and Approval for June 16th and June 29th (Special Meeting)
  5. Financials Review and Approval
  6. Resignation of Jeanne Burch
  7. Review of existing contractors, contracts and duties of contractors
  8. Update on FTN/FDN merger
  9. Cottonwood Tower update
  10. Wheeler County Wireless Project Update
  11. LSN request for Arlington Slatt usage
  12. AOC assistance contract discussions
  13. Website and other Social Media and/or Public Presents needs
  14. SUA II Motorola Service Contract Proposal
  15. Sherman County Fiber Optic RFP for Wasco to Rufus
  16. Frontier 911 Burns Tribe Contract request for FTN and alternative options for connection
  17. Discussion/Possible Vote and Approval of Compensation Increases (If Applicable)
  18. Audit contract and engagement letter for Oster
  19. Other items for the good of the order
  20. Public Input/Comment
  21. Next Meeting
  22. Adjournment

The Frontier TeleNet board reserves the right at its sole discretion to enter into Executive Session under ORS 192.660 (a), (g), (j), (n)(D).


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

Bird.Black.EnvelopeApple’s Oregon wind farm cleared for super-sized turbines

It’s Not about Health Care—It’s about Control

 

Heartland Institute… a free-market think tank 

Affirming the Iranian Deal Is a Perilous Calculation

IRS Fails Audit – Obstructs Justice?

 Half of All Plastic That Has Ever Existed Was Made in the Past 13 Years

Blue-green algae outbreak kills 32 cattle in Oregon


 

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