City of Condon Proclamation: McLaren “Mac” Stinchfield Day
A Supermoon, Blue Moon & Total Lunar Eclipse All In One Night, Jan. 31
Raptors & Migratory Birds at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center on Weekends
Your Automatic Best Self
Oregon Hospitals Present 2017 Rural Legislator Award to Sen. Ted Ferrioli
Sherman County Sheriff’s Office December Incident Log
The New Year lies before you,
like a spotless track of snow…
be careful how you tread on it,
for every mark will show. ~unattributed
1. City of Condon Proclamation: McLaren “Mac” Stinchfield Day
City of Condon
McLaren “Mac” Stinchfield Day
Whereas: Mac Stinchfield has provided leadership and support to many activities and groups in the City of Condon and surrounding community over many decades;
Whereas: Mac Stinchfield has attended hours of public meetings to report for the community, including approximately 500 Condon City Council meetings;
Whereas: Mac Stinchfield has maintained professionalism and reported fairly and accurately more than 40 years of Condon activities,
Whereas: Mac Stinchfield is known for his historical knowledge of all things Condon and Gilliam County – printable and otherwise;
Whereas: Mac Stinchfield has been a volunteer to the Condon Chamber of Commerce, BPOE 1869, United Church of Christ, Condon Volunteer Fire Department, Pioneer Community Development Corporation, Eastern Oregon Pioneer Association, Oregon Historical Society, Kiwanis Club, Oregon Geographic Names Board, Slow Walt’s Cookers, Condon’s Men’s Choir, and founder of the annual Robert Burns Celebration;
Whereas: The City of Condon and its residents recognize and appreciate the loyalty and friendship of Mac Stinchfield to the citizens of this community,
Whereas: Mac Stinchfield is celebrating his 70th birthday on this day and more than 40 years as editor, writer, owner and reporter of The Times-Journal;
NOW, therefore, I, Jim Hassing, Mayor of Condon proclaim January 3, 2018 to be
McLaren “Mac” Stinchfield Day
in Condon, Oregon, and call upon all to honor this good man.
Jim Hassing, Mayor Date
City of Condon
2. A Supermoon, Blue Moon & Total Lunar Eclipse All In One Night, Jan. 31
January 31st will present a supermoon where the moon will appear slightly larger and brighter than normal (if there are no clouds). But there are still two other phenomena to occur on that night, the blue moon and total lunar eclipse. Read about it here:
3. Raptors & Migratory Birds at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center on Weekends
PORTLAND, Ore. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites guests to learn about raptors and other migratory birds and see them in the wild this winter. The Dalles Dam Visitor Center will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m Saturdays and Sundays for the month of January.
The Dalles Dam Visitor Center is the perfect place to discover winter wildlife as it’s a prime location for roosting bald eagles. It’s not uncommon to see more than 30 eagles at any given time, which is why so many visitors use the parking lot and adjacent Seufert Park as a staging area for eagle viewing. Some prefer to park and hike while others just view from their vehicle.
This year we’d like to accommodate our winter travelers by having the visitor center open on weekends as a place to warm up, before or after eagle viewing. Corps park rangers will be available to answer questions, help people use spotting scopes (which we provide) and teach some basic bird identification tips and tricks. Interactive activities and hands-on displays will be available.
Additionally, the Corps will host its eighth annual Eagle Watch event on Saturday, January 20th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join park rangers for a fun filled day of birds of prey educational programming and live raptor viewing provided by our partners – the Discovery Center, U.S. Forest Service, and Rowena Wildlife Clinic!
The Dalles Dam Visitor Center is located just north of Interstate 84 at exit 87. After exiting the highway, turn east onto Bret Clodfelter Way and follow the road to the visitor center. For more information and to register for tours, please contact The Dalles Lock and Dam Ranger Office at 541-506-7857 or 541-296-9778, or visit the dam’s website at www.nwp.usace.army.mil/locations/Columbia-river/the-dalles.
4. Your Automatic Best Self
What is the difference between being yourself and being your “best” self? Yes, there is a difference in words, but there is also a difference in perspective and mindset.
How many times have you been told, “Just be yourself”? Most likely, dozens of times, by friends, family, teachers, coaches, and others. And if you have stopped to think about it, you probably have many different “selves” – we all do. So how do we know which self is the best one to be?
All of us have many possible selves. Some aspects of our personalities are active and obvious, and these aspects we call current reality, or who we are right now. But there are many other possibilities, or possible selves, that we can strengthen and bring into current reality, if we choose to.
Think for a minute. What is your best self like? Can you list the qualities that make “you at your best” different from the ordinary, everyday you? Because once you bring these qualities into your awareness, into your consciousness, you can deliberately set out to make your “everyday” self, more like your “best” self.
Using the techniques of affirmation, visualization, and control of your self-talk, it is not as hard as you might think. These aspects give us a pattern to follow, that make change easier to accomplish. You see, we move toward and become like what we think about. “Where thought goes, energy flows.” It’s a matter of managing your mind.
So, focus on those aspects of yourself that you would like to see more of, do it in a systematic way, and do it over and over, every day. Soon, being yourself will adjust automatically, meaning you will be being your best self, naturally. ~The Pacific Institute
5. Oregon Hospitals Present 2017 Rural Legislator Award to Sen. Ted Ferrioli
January 3, 2018 — Lake Oswego — Today, the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems’ Small and Rural Hospital Committee announced it had awarded its 2017 Rural Legislator of the Year Award to Senator Ted Ferrioli, (R-John Day) for his long-standing commitment to the health of rural communities and his dedication to the hospitals that serve them. The full text of the resolution passed by the OAHHS Small and Rural Hospital Committee is below.
“Senator Ferrioli has been a steadfast friend to rural hospitals during his years in the legislature,” said Charlie Tveit, chair of the OAHHS Small and Rural Hospital Committee. “It was only natural to honor his commitment to rural health care and rural health care providers at the end of his legislative service. In rural communities, hospitals are mainstays of both the health of the community and also the economy, but their vitality relies on the support of public officials like Senator Ferrioli. This award is to recognize and thank him for his service and devotion to rural health care.”
The full text of the award resolution:
2017 Rural Legislator of the Year Resolution
Presented to Senator Ted Ferroli by the Small and Rural Hospital Committee of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.
Honoring Senator Ted Ferrioli for his legislative contributions to the rural hospital community during his twenty years of service:
Whereas, Senator Ferrioli is known as a staunch supporter and key ally of the hospitals in rural Oregon, both in his district and in other parts of the state;
Whereas Senator Ferrioli has repeatedly voted in favor of measures that ensured residents of rural Oregon had appropriate access to health care resources in their communities;
Whereas Senator Ferrioli has worked through the legislative process to ensure the financial viability of rural hospitals in Oregon;
Whereas Senator Ferrioli was a vital ally in extending the benefits of telemedicine and telehealth to rural Oregonians;
Whereas Senator Ferrioli voted multiple times to ensure patient safety was at the center of Oregon’s health care system;
Whereas Senator Ferrioli was a key voice and supporter in efforts to recruit and retain health care providers in rural Oregon through his ongoing support of incentive programs;
Whereas Senator Ferrioli repeatedly demonstrated his leadership on the question of tort reform, helping shield hospitals against efforts to increase their financial exposure to lawsuits;
Whereas Senator Ferrioli was a supporter of Oregon’s unique system for providing health care coverage to the vulnerable via coordinated care organizations;
Whereas Senator Ferrioli guided the Republican caucus to thoughtful and well-considered positions on topics relating to health care in rural Oregon;
Whereas Senator Ferrioli was a trusted voice for rural Oregonians and the health care providers in their communities;
Therefore be it resolved that the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems’ Small and Rural Hospital Committee
1. Recognizes Senator Ferrioli for his exemplary service to rural health in Oregon,
2. Honors him as 2017 Rural Legislator of the Year, and
3. Wishes him well in future endeavors.
6. Sherman County Sheriff’s Office December 2017 Incident Log