Sherman County eNews #311

CONTENTS

  1. It’s Homecoming Week at Sherman County School!

  2. Sherman County Government: The Citizen-Reporter

  3. Finding the Way

  4. Eagle Creek Fire: Hood River County District Attorney’s Office

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


1. It’s Homecoming Week at Sherman County School!

Logo.Sherman High SchoolThe annual Homecoming noise parade in Moro is scheduled for tonight starting at 8:00 pm followed by the Bonfire at the school for 9th through 12th grades only.  This will end at 9:30 pm.

Sherman County School would like to invite you to the Homecoming football game starting at 7:00 pm this Friday.  Sherman County School will honor our Senior football athletes just before the game and during half-time we will crown our Homecoming King and Queen.

The Sherman County Boosters Club will be holding their Annual Homecoming BBQ beginning at 5:45 pm until the end of half-time.  They will be serving burgers, chips, and a drink for $6.00.

Please don’t miss this exciting event and help us support our Huskies!


2. Sherman County Government: The Citizen-Reporter

Sherman County government’s newsletter:

http://www.co.sherman.or.us/documents/Reporter102017.pdf


3. Finding the Way

When you are presented with a serious challenge, how do you respond? When you have been dealt a difficult blow by life, what do you tell yourself? These are important questions that all of us are going to want to answer as we develop our personal and organizational philosophies.

Thorny issues have been around since the beginnings of human history, and the power to overcome them has been celebrated in song and story almost from the beginning. (Human beings are inveterate story-tellers. In fact, we learn best, and remember best, when stories provide the foundation.)

Take the nearly 2700-year old story of Homer’s “Odyssey” as we talk today about the power of optimism. Odysseus’ son is worried that his father will never come home from the wars. But Pallas Athene, the heroine of the story, gently reassures him by saying, “Your father will not be exiled much longer… trust Odysseus to get free. He always finds a way.”

This is an excellent description of option thinkers: No matter how tough the problem, no matter how great the odds, the option thinker always believes there is a solution. Option thinkers keep trying, experimenting, and looking. And eventually, one of their efforts bears fruit. They just refuse to give up when things get tough.

When Odysseus finally does make it home, in time to drive away his wife’s suitors and reunite his family, it is one of the great homecoming scenes in all literature.

So, what do you tell yourself when you are up against a wall? What do you say when you have been knocked down by life? Instead of looking for someone or something to blame, instead of falling silent in defeat and depression, why not remember Odysseus and tell yourself, “There is an answer, a solution. No matter what, I will find a way!” ~The Pacific Institute


4. Eagle Creek Fire: Hood River County District Attorney’s Office

“When the Eagle Creek fire erupted a criminal investigation was immediately begun by the Oregon State Police. US Forest Service investigators have been assisting the State Police in this ongoing investigation. As a result of the investigation legal proceedings have been commenced in the Hood River County Circuit Court. A fifteen year old boy recently appeared and was arraigned on a Juvenile Court Petition.

Allegations in the Petition include acts of Reckless Burning, Depositing Burning Materials on Forest Lands, Unlawful Possession of Fireworks, Criminal Mischief and Recklessly Endangering Other Persons. The charging petition was filed by the Hood River County Juvenile Department at the direction of the Hood River County District Attorney John Sewell. The Hood River County District Attorney’s office has been acting in cooperation with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office. Although extensive damage caused by the wildfire occurred in both Hood River and Multnomah Counties, Oregon’s juvenile code dictates that legal proceedings be commenced in the county where the illegal act originally occurred, which is Hood River County.

The District Attorney’s office, the Oregon State Police and the Hood River County Juvenile Department will have no further comment until the case has been resolved.” 


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

 

1859 Oregon’s Magazine

Adventure on the Oregon Outback Bike Trail

 

The Citizen-Reporter, Sherman County Government

 


 

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