Sherman County Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Eclipse Visitors
Program: An Act of Exclusion–Chinese History in the Pacific Northwest
The Dalles Art Center – August Watercolor Classes
Sherman County Fair Commercial/Community Booth Application
Sherman County Fair Table Setting/Decorating Contest
Leveraging the ‘Inside’ Position
Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
1.Sherman County Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Eclipse Visitors
Tourism and emergency management officials are encouraging local residents to prepare for disruptions, including traffic jams, delayed emergency response times, and supply shortages, during the Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017. Sherman County Emergency Services has released the following tips to help local residents prepare for the influx of visitors to the region:
(1) A record number of visitors is expected to descend on the region over the weekend leading up to Monday’s Solar Eclipse. These visitors are expected to exhaust gasoline and grocery supplies in many communities. To help ease the supply burden, local residents should fill up their gas tanks and purchase their groceries for the weekend no later than the week prior to the event. This will allow gas stations and grocery stores to restock supplies for visitors who are expected to begin arriving in the region on Friday.
(2) Cell phone coverage is likely to be limited due to increased demand on our towers. Residents should plan to unplug from Friday afternoon through Monday evening. Please turn off your cell phone and use a landline when possible to help keep the lines open for visitors and residents needing emergency assistance.
(3) ODOT is anticipating record-breaking traffic on Oregon’s roadways during this event, particularly routes into the Path of Totality like US Hwy 97 and I-84. To help ease congestion and keep the roads open for emergency services, residents are advised to limit non-essential travel in the region. Consider rescheduling out-of-town doctors, appointments and try to avoid traveling through the Path of Totality during the weekend and Monday, if possible.
(4) Never look at the sun without eclipse-rated eyewear. Eclipse glasses are available at Sage Mountain Primitives and the Sherman County Historical Museum, both in Moro. Supplies may sell out; make sure you’re prepared by purchasing your glasses ahead of time.
(5) With an increase in visitors traveling through the region, trespassing is likely to be an issue. Keep in mind, many of these visitors are not intending to trespass and are simply unfamiliar with the area. Private landowners who are worried about trespassing should post their properties with “No Trespassing” signs and close all gates.
(6) Dispatchers and emergency services are preparing for an influx in emergency calls over the weekend and on Monday. Please dial 911 only in case of emergency. Keep in mind response times may be delayed due to traffic or other high priority calls.
(7) Locals know August is the height of fire season in Eastern Oregon. As a reminder, help us prevent wildfires and protect our natural landscapes by observing local burn bans:
(1) No campfires and open flames
(2) Use propane BBQs for cooking
(3) Avoid parking in dry grass
(4) Dispose of cigarettes responsibly
(5) Report wildfires immediately by calling 911
(6) If you see something, say something. Politely inform visitors of local burn ban restrictions. Many visitors do not reside in places where wildfires are common and may not be familiar with our burn ban restrictions.
For more information on local Solar Eclipse planning efforts and what you can do to prepare, please contact Sherman County Emergency Services at 541-565-3100.
2. Program: An Act of Exclusion–Chinese History in the Pacific Northwest
Helen Ying and Trish Hackett Nicola offer a powerful combination of lectures on Chinese history in the Pacific Northwest in “An Act of Exclusion,” Friday, August 25 at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon. Tickets for the 5:30 p.m. dinner and program are $22, the 6:30 p.m. set of programs only are $5. Purchase tickets by August 23. For tickets and information call 541-296-8600 ext. 201, or visit www.gorgediscovery.org
3. The Dalles Art Center – August Watercolor Classes
Photography into Beautiful Paintings
Instructor: Award-winning watercolorist, Gayle Weisfield
When: August 11 & 12 9:30 – 3pm
Minimum: 7 students, Max 14
Cost: $175.00 All mediums welcome!
When it comes to preparing a painting, nothing beats a great value sketch. But maybe you just aren’t sure you’ve got a good photo-reference to work from. Redrawing or working from a bad photo does not always make for a good painting and sometimes it is hard to see something other than what is in front of you. During this 2-day, extensive workshop with Gayle Weisfield you will learn several different, step-by-step processes to guide you through organizing photographs into useful references for sketching and painting faster with less time devoted to problem solving on the page. You will develop a system that works for you, using tools you learn from Gayle and working both individually and as a group to make adjustments to your own project. The techniques covered in this class are accessible to any skill level, tech savvy or otherwise, so that you can finally transform those mediocre photographs into fabulous, dynamic paintings.
Development and Following Through
When: August 18 & 19 9:30 – 3pm
Sign up at:
The Dalles Art Center, 220 E 4th St.P.O. Box 1026, The Dalles, OR 97058
4. Sherman County Fair Commercial/Community Booth Application
COMMERCIAL/COMMUNITY BOOTH APPLICATION
FAIR DATES AUGUST 22nd THRU AUGUST 27th
COMMERCIAL/COMMUNITY BOOTH NAME
CONTACT PERSON’S NAME
STATE & ZIP
PRICE PER BOOTH SPACE $25.00
I WILL NEED __________ BOOTH SPACE (S) (BOOTH SPACE IS 8’ LONG)
YES, I WILL NEED A TABLE __________
NO, I DO NOT NEED A TABLE _______ – I WILL BRING MY OWN.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AT THE SHERMANCOUNTY FAIR.
PLEASE FILL IN ALL INFO, SIGN, INCLUDE PAYMENT AND SEND TO SHERMAN COUNTY FAIR, P.O. BOX 45, WASCO, OR 97065
BOOTH SHALL BE SET UP NO LATER THAN BY 3:00 PM ON Tuesday AUGUST 22nd.
SPACE IS LIMITED, THESE BOOTHS ARE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 8/20/17.
APPLIC. SIGNATURE DATE RECEIVED BY S.C. BOARD MEMBER, DATE
QUESTIONS? CALL BETH 541-980-1821.
5. Sherman County Fair Table Setting/Decorating Contest
A fun new contest designed to get EVERYONE’S party planning/special event, creativity, fun, thinking cap going………. A complete table setting/decorated and set up for two!!
We have 4 different age categories to enter; Youth, Adult, A Team of Two and Men’s Club. As for the classes to select from there are 6 to pick from.
No Entry fees for this division.
- Entries will be accepted until 6:00 pm on Wednesday August 23, 2017 (this contest must be entered by Wednesday entries will be taken at the fair office)
- Placement of table will be Thursday Morning before 10:00 a.m. (special arrangements can be made for Wednesday evening placement)
- Entry form follows this section and can also be found on our website on the special contest tab.
- NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED.
Special Notes and Rules
- Please bring your own table; Table is not to be larger than 36” square. (However Sherman County Fair has some tables available, these will be on a first come first serve basis)
- Tables are to be set up for 2 people, this is a complete table set up.
- Table decoration should be designed for functional service of the menu with decoration that follows the established theme. Table decorations will be judged on overall creativity, functionality, appearance, tableware (appropriate choices for the menu) table cover/placemats (clean, pressed and appropriate for the menu) table decorations (centerpiece, place cards, etc.) and menu (neatly written or typed large enough for easy reading by the viewing public) and with menu items listed in the order of service
- Display needs to include a menu. (no need to cook any of the items)
- Theme/title needs to be listed first on Menu display card.
- Nonperishable items are encouraged
- Fresh flowers are okay need to be displayed properly.
- All items should be labeled of ownership, but not visible while on display
- A complete Paper party; all matching paper products coordinated line (aka Hallmark, American Greetings) will not be allowed.
- Please remember that all items will be on display for several days, select your props accordingly.
- Any questions or concerns, please call Beth at 541-980-1821
Release of Exhibits:
Exhibits will be released on Sunday August 27, at 1:00 p.m. this time is subject to change and will be posted and announced during the fair week.
1st place $ 10.00
2nd place $ 8.00. (Per category/class)
Youth; up to age 18 TD1000 Holiday
Adult; over 18 TD1002 Fair Theme
Team of two TD1003 Kids Theme
Men’s Club TD1004 Wild West/BBQ
TD 1006 Outdoor
6. Leveraging the ‘Inside’ Position
The relationships we have with family and friends are generally the ones we value the most. They are an important part of life for each of us. However, there is one relationship that seems to be even more important. It governs all the others – and that is the relationship we have with ourselves.
Ask yourself this question: In all likelihood, who is the one person you will know your whole life long? The answer: You.
Every day of our lives, we send ourselves thousands of mental messages that determine how we evaluate our own worth. The evaluation we make of our worth is what determines our level of self-esteem. Of course, the messages we receive from our family, friends, co-workers and others affect our self-esteem, too. But they send only a tiny fraction of the number of messages that we send ourselves, so they don’t have the same opportunity to affect us. And isn’t it easy to discount those positive messages coming from others?
Besides, if we are continually sending ourselves negative, devaluing appraisals, we will drown out the other messages, no matter how positive they might be. It is very important that we, ourselves, become the source of these positive messages, or affirmations as they are sometimes called. When we take control of this process, the leverage we gain from our “inside” position makes tremendous personal growth possible.
Unfortunately, many people spend much more time focusing on their faults and mistakes than they do on their strengths and successes. It turns out that our negative vocabulary is much larger and more richly descriptive than our positive vocabulary.
Focusing on the negative is a learned behavior. A positive focus can be learned just as easily. If you choose to, you can learn it, as well. So, who are you going to count on to leverage your inside position on you? ~The Pacific Institute
7. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do