Sherman County School District: School Board Recognition Month
Library Mitten Tree Thank You
Packing for the Journey
Rep. Greg Walden applauds rural broadband executive orders
Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum Radio Program, Jan. 13
The Eagles Have Landed! Eagle Watch! Jan. 20
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1. Sherman County School District: School Board Recognition Month
2. Library Mitten Tree | A Thank You
Marylou Martin at the Sherman County Public/School Library shared the generous results of Sherman County Community members and School District staff and students for turning Sherman County Public/School Library’s Mitten Tree into a beautiful giving tree. Our school and community donated 26 hats, 67 pairs of gloves and mittens, 4 scarves, 5 pairs of socks, 2 pairs of slippers, and 13 blankets to the Sherman County Food Bank. These gifts are sincerely appreciated!
3. Packing for the Journey
If you don’t know where you are going, how will you know when you get there?
There are two very important things you need to know if you want to plan a journey. You need to know where you are, and you need to know exactly where you want to go. Once you know these two things, the rest becomes fairly easy. You make a plan, which might be a map or a strategy, and you follow the plan to your destination.
Going through life without setting clear goals is a little like starting out on a trip with no idea where you intend to go. Now you might wind up having a very pleasant time, but the odds are against it. Somewhere along the way, you will be faced with having to make some choices. Now would you rather decide where to go based on the things you happen to have with you, or would you rather pack things that are appropriate for the destination? (While a mask might be of help, you aren’t going to bring a snorkel and flippers on your way across the Sahara Desert.)
Having clear goals helps you to avoid time-consuming side trips down roads that lead nowhere. Clear goals act like the rudder on a ship. They steer you in the direction you have chosen, and help you avoid the dangerous currents and rocks that might otherwise run you aground or take you to the last place on Earth you want to go.
Finally, goals give you a sense of accomplishment and reason to celebrate, because you know when you have arrived. Do you know where you want to go in your life? If not, it will be worth your time to find out. Start goal-setting today. Wherever it is, you can get there! It is just like loading your destination into a GPS. You just need to know where you want to go. ~The Pacific Institute
4. Rep. Greg Walden applauds rural broadband executive orders
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) applauds two executive orders signed by President Trump aimed at improving rural broadband.
“Too many rural communities in Oregon lack the broadband access they need to join the 21st century economy,” said Walden. “I hear this all too frequently from my constituents, and insufficient internet access leaves nearly 23 million Americans across the country without access to telemedicine, streaming video, distance learning, and more. The executive orders signed by President Trump bring us closer to spanning the digital divide and helping Oregonians and all Americans fully realize the innovations made possible by broadband, no matter where they live.”
The executive orders signed by the President aim to streamline and expedite requests for rural broadband projects, and direct the Department of the Interior to develop plans to support rural broadband development by increasing access to tower facilities and other infrastructure assets managed by the department.
This action comes as Walden continues to lead the effort to improve mobile broadband, make broadband spectrum more available to consumers, and increase access to telemedicine services and other 21st century technology that requires broadband connectivity in rural Oregon and across the country.
To read President Trump’s full executive order on “Streamlining and Expediting Requests to Locate Broadband Facilities in Rural America,” please see: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-executive-order-streamlining-expediting-requests-locate-broadband-facilities-rural-america/
To read President Trump’s full memorandum for the Secretary of the Interior regarding broadband tower facilities in rural America, please see https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-memorandum-secretary-interior/
5. Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum Radio Program, Jan. 13
Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum
1600 Air Museum Rd. Hood River, OR 97031
We’re Cruising Through The Airwaves
Second Saturday on Jan 13.
Radios, radio broadcasts and shows;and radios in cars and planes!
Development of radios in the home, in automobiles, and in airplanes! We will be airing 8 programs from the Golden Age of Radio including The Green Hornet, The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen, Hopalong Cassidy and The Air Mail Mystery at 8 listening spots in the museum for your listening pleasure. Be on the lookout for our vintage radios playing some great programming from the ‘30s and ‘40s.
9 – Museum Opens
10-2 – Action! Flying and Driving
10-2 – Tune in! Listen to the Golden Age of Radio
11 – Restoration Shop Tour
11-12 – Caboose Tour
11-1 – Lunch – Yum~
1 – Restoration Shop Tour
5 – Museum Closes
6. The Eagles Have Landed! Eagle Watch! Jan. 20
The eagles have landed! The Dalles Dam Visitor Center is a popular site for visitors to see bald eagles as they congregate along the Columbia River to feed during their winter migration. Join U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers to learn about our national bird, watch the raptors in their natural habitat and enjoy interactive educational activities.
Eagle Watch will take place Saturday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Corps partners with the U.S. Forest Service and the Rowena Wildlife Clinic to host a variety of fun activities, including live raptor viewing inside the visitor center and eagle watching outside. This event is free, and the site is accessible to visitors with disabilities. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own scopes, binoculars and cameras.
Throughout January, the visitor center will be open Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accommodate visitors and eagle-watchers. For more details on extended hours, visit www.nwp.usace.army.mil/news/article/Article/1407119/.
The Dalles Dam Visitor Center is located just north of Interstate 84 at exit 87, then east on Bret Clodfelter Way. In case of inclement weather the event will be rescheduled. For more information, please contact The Dalles Lock & Dam Ranger Office at 541-506-7857 and visit www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Locations/Columbia-River/The-Dalles/.
The Portland District operates three locks and four dams in the Columbia River basin. Each dam contributes to a water resource management system that provides flood risk management, power generation, water quality improvement, irrigation, fish and wildlife habitat and recreation on the Columbia River and some of its tributaries. To stay up to date on all Portland District events, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PortlandCorps/.
To learn more about raptor viewing and educational opportunities in the Columbia Gorge area, check out the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum at www.gorgediscovery.org or the Rowena Wildlife Clinic at www.rowenawildlifeclinic.org. Read More at: http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/news/article/Article/1411288/
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