Sherman County eNews #352

CONTENTS

  1. Facebook: Sherman County & Sherman County Classifieds

  2. Hopes and Wishes and Goals, Oh My!

  3. Notice. Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting, Dec. 11

  4. Sherman County Courthouse Addition Nearly Complete

  5. Oregon Parks & Rec Accepting Comments for Historic Cemeteries Rule Change


1. Facebook: Sherman County & Sherman County Classifieds

Sherman County https://www.facebook.com/groups/144574559075535/

Sherman County Classifieds https://www.facebook.com/groups/1680690712181261/


2. Hopes and Wishes and Goals, Oh My!

How is a goal different from a wish or hope?  First of all, let’s look at how they are similar. Each one is a good thing to have, and each concerns something we would like to see happen in the future.

A wish or hope is something we long for, like children wishing on a star or a birthday wish when we blow out the candles on a cake. But it is not likely to be something we think about very much. And, if it should happen to come true, we may think of it as a miracle, something we might need a “fairy godmother” to grant.

Goals, however, are much different. Goals cause us to focus our energies, very much like a goal in hockey or football. They are very specific, achievable and measurable. A clearly stated goal helps us to tune into our environment. We become very sensitive to things we may not have noticed before that can help us do what we want to do, get where we want to be.

Here is the most important part: goals are much more likely to happen than wishes or hopes, because they are so specific and because we think about them so much. We write them down, develop action strategies to help us make them happen, and we take them very seriously.

Do you have any wishes or hopes that you would really like to see come true? If so, why not turn them into goals and take accountability for accomplishing them? You will be surprised at how your life will change once you do. There is an incredible sense of satisfaction when a goal is achieved, as well as the knowledge that you have the energy and creativity to do it again, and again. ~The Pacific Institute


3. Notice. Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting, Dec. 11

The Sherman County School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017. This meeting will be held in the meeting room of the Sherman County School/Public Library.

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4. Sherman County Courthouse Addition Nearly Complete

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Sherman County is pleased to announce that departments will begin moving into the nearly completed courthouse addition during the week of December 11th. We are utilizing the Sherman eNews forum at this time rather than the Citizen Reporter due to the rapidly evolving construction schedule. The move-in to the addition has long been scheduled to occur in January but due to the coordination of the folks at Kirby Nagelhout Construction and the many project subcontractors the phased move-in will take place during mid to late December. We will announce in eNews when departments have been moved and how to best find their new location.

While the addition is substantially complete at this time, finish work on the interior and exterior of the structure will continue and landscaping will be completed during the spring months. The final major phase of the project will begin in early January with the renovation of the existing Courthouse. Construction will take place in two stages and is scheduled to be completed in June of 2018. The continued patience and support of the Sherman County community is greatly appreciated as several departments will be operating in temporary spaces and there will likely be many signs and sounds of construction in the months to come.

We wish to express our gratitude to our neighbors who have patiently endured the noise and other disruptions related to the project. Also, we appreciate those courthouse employees who have dealt with many months of being closer to the action than they may have preferred to be. While the project is not yet in the home stretch, the near completion of the addition represents a major milestone and we will provide updated project-related information in the near future. Finally, we are happy to report that in addition to being ahead of schedule, the project continues to operate within the adopted budget at this time.

~Submitted by Heath Gardner, Wenaha Group and Ron McDermid, Sherman County Courthouse Project Steering Committee member


5. Oregon Parks & Rec Accepting Comments for Historic Cemeteries Rule Change

Oregon.Flat.poleOregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is accepting comments on a proposed rule change that would establish a permit to restore, maintain or preserve an abandoned cemetery. The proposed rules are a result of House Bill 2516, passed during the 2017 session. The deadline for public comment on the amendments is Jan. 15, 2018.

The proposed rules, developed in consultation with the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries, outline the process for entities to apply for permits and permit requirements. OPRD currently offers a grant program for protection, restoration and education of historic cemeteries. Information about the grant program is available at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx#Historic_Cemeteries_Grant_Program

The full text of the amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-054-0100 to 736-054-0150 is available online at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/RULES/pages/index.aspx. Comments can be made directly on this webpage or in writing to Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Attn.: Katie Gauthier, 725 Summer St NE, Suite C, Salem OR 97301; or through e-mail to OPRD.publiccomment@oregon.gov. They will be accepted until 5 p.m. Jan. 15, 2018.

Anyone wishing to comment in person may attend a public hearing at 6 p.m. Jan. 9 in Salem’s North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer Street NE, Room 124A.

After reviewing public comments, agency staff plan to present a final recommended rule for consideration by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission at its February 2018 business meeting.


 

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