Film Screening, “King of Roads,” Historic Columbia River Highway, Oct. 7
Sherman County Medical Clinic’s Annual Flu Shot Clinic. Oct. 12
Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Board Training in Pendleton, Oct. 14
Sherman County Court Approved Minutes Online, Sept. 20
Free Hazardous Waste Collection Event in Wasco, Nov. 3
Soil pH Workshop, Register by Nov. 9, Nov. 16
Mid-Columbia CORE Pesticide Training, Dec. 13
Compulsive Busy-ness – Part 2
Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
1. Film Screening, “King of Roads,” Historic Columbia River Highway, Oct. 7
Saturday, October 7 at 2 p.m. at Maryhill Museum of Art
Join us for a screening of “King of Roads,” an exploration of the rich cultural, political and economic forces that prompted the creation and restoration of the historic Columbia River Highway.
The film traces the story of the highway from its very beginnings with a gang of dreamers lead by Sam Hill and road engineer Sam Lancaster – two men who lived large lives, and built and spoke poetically – and through the eyes of artists, historians and Gorge residents of the past and present. The film is directed and produced by Michael Friend and John Hardham. Hardham will be on hand to introduce the film, answer questions and sign the accompanying coffee-table book.
2. Sherman County Medical Clinic’s Annual Flu Shot Clinic. Oct. 12
The Sherman County Medical Clinic
Annual Flu Shot Clinic!
Tuesday, October 12th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm
For more information visit us online at
or call 541-565-3325.
3. Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Board Training in Pendleton, Oct. 14
- Date: October 14, 2017
• Time: 8:00am to 3:00pm
• Location: Pendleton Convention Center
The Center for Nonprofit Stewardship is bringing a training event for board members & staff of nonprofit organizations to Pendleton, Oregon, on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Pendleton Convention Center.
This vital training will help nonprofit organizations of all sizes achieve their missions more effectively. The topics will include “Roles & Responsibilities of Board Members,” “Understanding Financial Information,” “Creating Successful Program Evaluations,” and “Managing Risk in Your Nonprofit.”
The presenters will be Rosalie Westenskow, Attorney, Center for Nonprofit Law; Leslie Witt, CPA, Witt Consulting; and JoAnne Bunnage, PhD, SharedVision, LLC.
The Center for Nonprofit Stewardship has been guiding nonprofits for over 14 years, helping them solve their legal, financial, fundraising and leadership issues. The Center gives board members and staff the tools, skills and knowledge to move their organizations forward and serve their communities successfully.
For registration or more information about this training and other services provided by CNS, please visit www.nonprofitsteward.org; or contact Heidi Henry at 541-230-1036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Sherman County Court Approved Minutes Online, Sept. 20
Approved minutes for the September 20, 2017 regular session are now available on the County website at www.co.sherman.or.us. The most current draft agenda for October 18, 2017, is also posted. Updates will be available on the website.
5. Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in Wasco, Nov. 3
The Tri-County Household Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program will hold a Free Hazardous Waste collection event in the community of Wasco on November 3, 2017. The event will be held at the Wasco School Event Center, 903 Barnett Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
6. Soil pH Workshop, Register by Nov. 9, Nov. 16
The Mid-Columbia Soil pH Workshop is scheduled for Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This training will be held at the Shilo Inn, 3223 Bret Clodfelter Way, The Dalles. Pre-registration is required.
This workshop is specifically aimed toward small grain growers. Topics to be covered include: Current Research in Mitigating pH issues; Economics of Liming; Nutrient Deficiencies; Impacts of pH on Crop Diseases and Pesticides.
The workshop is hosted by OSU, WSU, Mid Columbia Producers, Natural Resource Conservation Service and the Sherman and Wasco Counties Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required by November 9th. For more information or to register please call the OSU Wasco County Extension Office at 541-296-5494.
7. Mid-Columbia CORE Pesticide Training
The Mid-Columbia CORE Pesticide Training is scheduled for Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The workshop will be held in the Columbia Gorge Community College Lecture Hall, Building 2, The Dalles.
Morning topics to be covered include: Worker Protection Standards and ODA Laws and Regulations Update. Afternoon topics to be covered include First Aid & Spills Containment and ODA Case Studies & Lessons Learned.
There will be 4 pesticide credits available for this workshop with 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. This class will satisfy CORE Requirements or can be taken for the additional 4 credit hours.
Pre-registration is required by December 8th. Registration fee will be $5.00 payable at the door. Lunch for this workshop will not be provided so participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch or purchase it in the college cafeteria during the 1 hour lunch break.
For more information or to register please call the OSU Wasco County Extension Office at 541-296-5494.
8. Compulsive Busy-ness – Part 2
Yesterday, we looked at some problems associated with the compulsion to do too much. Today, let’s look at some solutions.
Feeling driven to achieve can lead us to become high performance people. But when that drive is taken to extremes, it can result in compulsive behavior that can have disastrous effects on our families, stress levels and health.
If you sometimes feel that you are a candidate for the “Most Overworked Person Award,” what can you do about it?
Psychologist Christian Komer, of Grand Rapids, suggested that you try doing nothing for short periods every day. Designate a time to simply sit, without talking, reading or even watching the television. It can help short-circuit compulsive behavior and provide time for reflection that could reveal the feelings behind the behavior.
Try to just wander around for a while, too. Follow your impulses, something compulsive people rarely do but which can get you back in touch with your own life. Instead of trying to fit more into your day, try doing less, but concentrate on doing it better. And avoid trying to do two things at once.
[Recent research indicates that conscious “multitasking” is a fallacy, and that our conscious minds can only focus on one thing at a time, even if the attention given is extremely short. Our Subconscious is already doing plenty of multitasking, as it handles habits, attitudes, heartbeat, breathing – anything automatic.]
Pace yourself as well. Take some time in the morning to relax and set the tone for the day instead of racing around trying to get a head start on your list of things to do. Create an affirmation such as, “I calmly and easily accomplish what I need to do and take time to enjoy the process as well.” Then, say it often every day, while you visualize yourself doing just that. Then, absorb how good it feels to be in control of your life and your time. ~The Pacific Institute
9. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
John A. Brown was one of the state’s first Black homesteaders.