Cassie Strege Retires; Ali Roark Starts as City of Wasco Clerk
Public Notice. North Central Public Health District Exec. Committee Meeting, Feb. 13
CORRECTED: CGCC-SBDC Announce February Business Classes, Feb. 22 & 9
Oregon State Police Launches Non-Emergency *OSP (Star OSP)
Sherman County Prayer Warriors Email Team
What Else Needs to be Done?
Sherman County Sheriff’s Office January Report
Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
“The welfare of our country is the great object to which our cares and efforts ought to be directed. And I shall derive great satisfaction from a cooperation with you, in the pleasing though arduous task of ensuring to our fellow citizens the blessings which they have a right to expect, from a free and equal government.” —George Washington from his First State of the Union, (1790)
1. Cassie Strege Retires; Ali Roark Starts as City of Wasco Clerk
Wasco mayor, Carol MacKenzie, reports that long-time City of Wasco clerk, Cassie Strege, retired on January 31 with a well-attended afternoon get together with friends and family members. Cassie is well loved and liked by everyone who knows her.
Ali Roark will serve as the new city clerk. She, her husband Steve and three children have lived in Wasco for two years. Ali grew up in John Day, and worked at Bank of Eastern Oregon until she accepted this position in November, according to MacKenzie.
2. Public Notice. North Central Public Health District Exec. Committee Meeting, Feb. 13
The North Central Public Health District Executive Committee will be holding a meeting Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 3:00PM. Meeting will be held at North Central Public Health District located at 419 E. 7th Street, in the Main Meeting Room, in The Dalles, Oregon. This meeting is open to the general public.
3. CORRECTED: CGCC-SBDC Announce February Business Classes, Feb. 22 & 9
The Columbia Gorge Community College Small Business Development Center will be offering two workshops in February. A “Starting a Successful Business” workshop will be held at the CGCC The Dalles Campus on Thursday, February 22 from 9:00AM to noon. The workshop will focus on the necessary steps to start a business in Oregon, the criteria for choosing a business structure and the four cornerstones to help succeed in business. The workshop is free.
A “Lean Principles for a Small Business” workshop will be held at the CGCC The Dalles Campus on Friday, February 9 from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM. The workshop will focus on learning principles to help a business organize and standardize operations thus increasing productivity. The cost of the workshop is $20.
Register online at http://bit.ly/CGCCBizClasses. Call 541 506-6121 for more information.
4. Oregon State Police Launches Non-Emergency *OSP (Star OSP)
The Oregon State Police (OSP) is excited to launch *OSP (star OSP). This is a fast & easy way for you to contact the Oregon State Police’s dispatch for a non-emergency from your mobile phone.
*OSP (*677) is a mobile phone direct call number established to provide the public with a quick, easy to remember number to use for non-emergency reporting of traffic safety, highway hazards & obstructions, minor crashes, and requests for assistance. *OSP is not an emergency number and 9-1-1 still remains the emergency number to call for an emergency. *OSP rings directly into the State Police Dispatch center and is answered by a live dispatcher 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Department in collaboration with Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Oregon’s cell phone providers have secured this number to make it easier to contact the OSP for non-emergency police services and road hazards.
Currently, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular have worked with the Department to facilitate this service. It is the Department’s goal that, as this program develops, other cell providers will partner with us in this venture to provide access to all cell phone users.
Now that the majority of motorists have cell phones, this easy to remember number will help ensure people have a way to report non-emergency issues directly to OSP. For members of the public who do not have cell phone service, or have providers that do not currently support this access number, they can still dial the Department’s toll free phone number 800-452-7888.
*OSP was established as a way to better serve the public and ensure a fast and easy way to contact OSP for public safety services.
5. Sherman County Prayer Warriors Email Team
Calling out to all Sherman County Prayer Warriors and those in need of Prayer. If you would like to join the Sherman County Prayer Warriors Email Team, please send me an email at email@example.com and I will include you on the email prayer chain.
You can send in Prayer requests to this email address, firstname.lastname@example.org or if you do not have email you can message 541 965 1227 and as a last resort call that number and leave a Voice mail message, and I will send it out to the rest of the Sherman County Prayer Warriors Email Team. ~God Bless, Red Gibbs
6. What Else Needs to be Done?
We have been working our way to some thoughts for this New Year, specifically those about comparisons. Comparing how far we’ve come, with how far we have yet to go.
We learned about how we shut down our drive, energy and creativity as we achieve our goals. This is natural for us to do. And it is perfectly OK to take some time to celebrate our achievements, understanding that we are doing this by intent and not by neglect.
However, comparing our “today” selves with how we used to be virtually has the same effect as reaching a goal. There is no longer a gap to close. Our energy and creativity aren’t necessary, and we have stopped our growth. The danger of becoming self-satisfied is huge – and this may not be a positive way to look at ourselves and our world.
More productive is to keep asking ourselves, “Where do we want to be? Where do we need to grow to solve the challenges of this world?” We want to keep creating those gaps between where we are and where we want to be. The world today is full of challenges – some great, some small – and some as close as our own backyard. Each of them needs our attention, our creativity and our energy.
As difficult as it may seem right now, it is time to have great faith in humankind’s ability to create a positive future for itself. We are totally capable of creating that future based on mutual respect and compassion, and a common commitment to solving the challenges along the way. Humans are a curious lot, and love nothing better than a mystery to solve. We like finding ways to make things happen! So, let’s put our creativity and energies into creating a better world, and let us start today. ~The Pacific Institute
7. Sherman County Sheriff’s Office January Report
8. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do