Sherman County eNews #317


  1. Cancer Focus Groups Wanted, The Dalles – OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Nov. 6, 14

  2. Rolling slowdowns on I-84 Monday

  3. Where Thought Goes…

  4. Cascade Singers’ Holiday Concerts, Dec. 2 & 3

  5. Oregon Parks & Rec Seeks Volunteers for All-Terrain Vehicle Advisory Committees

  6. Chyron | Definition of Chyron by Merriam-Webster

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

1. Cancer Focus Groups Wanted, The Dalles – OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Nov. 6, 14

Join us for a focus group to share your thoughts and opinions about research, genetic testing, and cancers that can be inherited.

Focus groups in The Dalles:

Nov 6 6pm-7:30pm


Nov 14 6pm-7:30pm.

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research Center are seeking Oregon residents, aged 18+, to join a 60-90 minute focus group (guided conversation) with five to ten other people.

We want to hear your thoughts and opinions about participating in genetic research, and want to learn about your understanding of genetic testing and inherited cancers. We are interested in hearing from all members of the community, including cancer survivors and patients, physicians, and others with an interest in inherited cancers.

Focus Group Regions:

Astoria • Baker City • Beaverton • Bend • Burns • Coos Bay • Corvallis • Eugene • Florence • Forest Grove • Grants Pass • Gresham • Hillsboro • Hood River • Klamath Falls • La Grande • Lakeview • Lincoln City • Madras • Medford • Pendleton • Portland • Prineville • Redmond • Roseburg • Salem • St. Helens • The Dalles • Tillamook • Woodburn

Refreshments provided. To RSVP and save a seat in your area, you can sign-up online at:

2. Rolling slowdowns on I-84 Monday

Interstate 84 will see rolling slowdowns and delays in both directions between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday Oct. 30 for rock blasting necessary to build the latest segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

The delays, which could last up to an hour, will be the fourth in a series of as many as seven blasts in the coming weeks near milepost 53.

The blasting is necessary for construction of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail segment connecting Wyeth and Lindsey Creek. At Lindsey Creek, blasting will create room for the new segment of trail in the existing rock slope.

This work is located in the same area where eastbound traffic is temporarily diverted into one lane of westbound I-84 due to fire debris removal activity from the Eagle Creek Fire.

Keeping travelers safe from blasting activities is a top priority. The rolling slowdowns ensure travelers are not in the area as blast occurs. After the blasts, crews will remove rock debris from I-84 before safely reopening the highway.

There may be as many as seven rock blasts through mid-November. Exact dates will be announced in advance of each blast.

3. Cascade Singers’ Holiday Concerts, Dec. 2 & 3

music-notes“Mozart Missa Brevis in F Major and Martin Luther Christmas Music” is the title for the Cascade Singers’ December 2 and 3 holiday concert.  The Mozart Mass is a short work based on the traditional Roman Catholic liturgy.  The Luther pieces honor the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and reflect the reformer’s project of bringing congregational singing back into the church’s worship.  Other music by Mozart and J.S. Bach will also be featured.  The venue is Zion Lutheran Church, 10th and Union Streets, The Dalles.  Saturday’s concert begins at 7 p.m. and the Sunday concert starts at 3 p.m.  Admission is by donation at the door.

4. Where Thought Goes…

How important is mental preparation when it comes to achieving a goal that is within your reach?

When you decide on a goal that you want to achieve, when you know it is possible and you feel strongly committed to getting it done, what is next? What can you do that will help ensure positive results?

Well, the first thing you need to do is remind yourself not to get bogged down in figuring out “how” you are going to achieve it. The “how” is important, but it doesn’t come first.  First, you want to clearly and vividly visualize the end result. The more clearly and more often you see it (feel it, taste it, smell it and make it 100% real in your imagination), the more likely it is to become real in the world.

It takes energy to create reality from a vision or idea, but it happens all the time. Every single person-made reality in the world first started out as an idea inside someone’s head. The more thought, the more energy – and the more energy, the more likely the reality. And visualization is a key ingredient in changing old habits that hold us back into new habits that create – whatever we want for the future.

Professional athletes know this and use visualization techniques all the time. Research has accumulated to back it up. These techniques are used in medicine (especially valuable in rehabilitation), psychology, and education and by more and more folks just like you.

Keep this in mind: Where the thought goes, energy flows. If you can clearly see it, you are far more likely to really “be” it. It’s how your mind works, as you move toward your goals. ~The Pacific Institute

5. Oregon Parks & Rec Seeks Volunteers for All-Terrain Vehicle Advisory Committees

ORStateFlagThe Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is recruiting five volunteers with an interest in All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) recreation to serve on the committees that advise on safety, funding and public access for ATV riders.

The department seeks two volunteers for the All-Terrain Vehicle Advisory Committee (ATV-AC) and three volunteers to serve on the newly developed All-Terrain Vehicle Highway Access Routes Advisory Committee.

>>ATV Advisory Committee
Members of the ATV Advisory Committee review accidents and fatalities resulting from ATV recreation; changes to statutory vehicle classifications as necessary for safety considerations; and safety features of all classes of Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs). The committee also recommends appropriate safety requirements to protect child operators and riders of OHVs.

Volunteers should have experience in following disciplines:
> Class II ATV Representative (Sand rails and four wheel drive vehicles, such as Jeeps and SUVs)
> Class III ATV Representative (Off-road motorcycles)

The successful candidate will also serve on the ATV Grant Subcommittee, which is responsible for reviewing and recommending funding of grants in support of ATV recreational activities statewide. Computer access and experience is mandatory. Knowledge of OHV riding areas is beneficial.

The ATV Advisory Committee meets as needed up to four times per year at locations throughout the state to advise OPRD regarding ATV issues relating to safety and vehicle classifications. The ATV Grant Subcommittee also meets as needed up to four times per year at locations throughout the state, including field trips.

>>ATV Highway Access Routes Advisory Committee
Members of the ATV Highway Access Routes Advisory Committee accept, evaluate and conduct field reviews of proposed highway access routes that ATV riders can use to access trails and recreation areas. Committee members also consult with road authorities, law enforcement and other government agencies.

New committee positions include the following:

> All-Terrain Vehicle users (two positions available)
> Member of the public

The ATV Highway Access Route Advisory Committee will meet as needed, primarily in Salem, to review, evaluate, advise and report on proposed access routes on portions of affected state highways. The Oregon Legislature established the All-Terrain Vehicle Highway Access Routes Advisory Committee in 2017 under Senate Bill 344.

Those interested in volunteering on one of the committees must complete an interest form and application for both committees, available through the ATV Committees link within the menu section located online at or by contacting OPRD. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Nov. 3, 2017.

For more information, contact Jeff Trejo at or by phone 503-986-0585.

6. Chyron | Definition of Chyron by Merriam-Webster

Definition of chyron. :a caption superimposed over usually the lower part of a video image (as during a news broadcast) | pronounce it KY-ron

Chyron | Definition of Chyron

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