Sherman County eNews #86

CONTENTS

  1. Hood River Lions Club Musical Comedy, “Gilligan’s Island-The Untold Story”

  2. Sherman County Athletic Foundation Seeks Volunteers for Laying Sod this Friday

  3. County-wide Clean-up, May 5

  4. Philosophy of Me

  5. Sherman County eNews Policies: News & Letters to the Editor

  6. Spring fish operations begin on the lower Snake and Columbia rivers

  7. Position Paper on Irrigation in Historic Cemeteries Released

  8. Grant Opportunities to Help Spruce Up Our Communities

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


“To allow other people’s assessment of you to determine your own self-assessment is a very big mistake.” ~ Columbia University president, Lee Bollinger, as true today as when he first said it.


1.Hood River Lions Club Musical Comedy, “Gilligan’s Island-The Untold Story”

“Gilligan’s Island-The Untold Story” – Lions Club’ Musical Comedy will be presented through April in Hood River. Dates: evenings April 6-7, 12-13-14 at 7:30 and Sunday matinee on April 8 at 2 p.m. Join the crew and passengers of the Minnow as they tell the real story of Gilligans Island and the friends and family left behind. This musical comedy features local talent in a fun-filled two-hour show. Arrange your own transportation. Invite a friend! ~Sherman County Lion Nell Melzer.


2. Sherman County Athletic Foundation Seeks Volunteers for Laying Sod this Friday

The Sherman County Athletic Foundation is scheduled to lay sod this Friday, April 6th at the new ballfields in Moro. While it isn’t absolutely certain due to a few factors, we are looking for volunteers that are ready to assist with placing the sod. Please let us know if you are willing to help and we will keep you updated. Call or text to 541-306-1202 or e-mail michaelsmith204@gmail.com Lunch will be provided by the Sherman County Lions Club. See you there! ~Mike Smith, Sherman County Lions Club President


3. County-wide Clean-up May 5

On May 5th, Sherman County residents are invited to bring one pick-up load of trash to the Solid Waste Transfer Station without paying a fee with some exceptions.

When:          Saturday, May 5, 2018 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where:         Sherman County Solid Waste Transfer Site located at 72526 Welk Road between Highway 206 and Biggs Junction.

How:            Upon arrival, wait for the attendant to direct you to the appropriate unloading site.

Limited:         One trip per vehicle.

Restrictions:

No household hazardous or medical waste will be accepted.

No recycling.

Fees are required for:

Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners $31.18 each

Appliances $11.83

Tires without rims $11.29

Tires with rims $15.06

Furniture – $11.83

You may also bring:

  • YARD WASTE – Clean brush & trimmings under 6 inches in diameter
  • CAR BATTERIES
  • E-WASTE – Computer towers, laptops, monitors, televisions

Please note:

Recycling will not be accepted on this day. Recycling will be accepted on any regular scheduled day:

2nd Friday and Saturday in Moro

3rd Friday and Saturday in Wasco

4th Friday and Saturday in Rufus

~ Waste Connections/The Dalles Disposal


4. Philosophy of Me

This is the time of year, at least in the United States, when high school seniors start receiving word from the applications they have made to the colleges of their choice. With an expected freshman class of over three million next fall, rejection letters are inevitable. And being “rejected” can cause a blow to one’s self-esteem.

Rejection and disappointment can make us vulnerable, and when we are vulnerable, we are susceptible to what we see and hear from those around us. While the comments may be innocent and made with the best intentions, we need to be careful about who we listen to and what they say. You see, the decisions we make are based on what we believe. If our beliefs are incorrect, because they are based on someone else’s opinion rather than fact, then we can send ourselves off in directions that get us far from where we want to be.

A quote from Columbia University president, Lee Bollinger, is as true today as when he first said it. “To allow other people’s assessment of you to determine your own self-assessment is a very big mistake.” He hit that nail on the head! No one knows you better than you, and every one of us needs to be careful what we take in, and sanction, from those around us.

We all experience moments of rejection during our lives. Jobs or promotions we didn’t get. Friendship offered, yet refused. Creative ideas that get cast aside. Some rejections are small, and some, at the time, seem very large; still others are, indeed, truly large. How we react to these moments often affects the directions our lives will take.

The good news is that the choices of where to go and what to do are typically up to us. Knowing who we are and what we stand for – our individual “Philosophy of Me” – are invaluable in the decision-making process. Because, when it comes right down to it, to be fully human, the decisions are ours to make. ~The Pacific Institute


5. Sherman County eNews Policies: News & Letters to the Editor

sherrycaricatureNEWS RELEASES. Please submit event and information news, meeting notices and calendar dates by using the Submit News page. Include who, what, where, when, how & why with contact or source information. As appropriate, follow up with news of event results. Links are welcome. Text, please; no posters or flyers. Keep it relevant, no longer than 350 words.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. We encourage letters to the Editor that focus on ideas and opinions about public issues and events rather than personalities or private matters. We reserve the right to change policies at any time and to reject or edit any Letter to the Editor.

  • Keep it short, no longer than 350 words.
  • Keep it simple with one or two clear points. No attachments.
  • Keep it fresh with no more than one letter per writer per month.
  • Keep it civilized, in good taste and free from libel.
  • Keep it relevant; focus on a local event, previous letter or issues of general concern – not personalities.
  • Letters must be signed, name and town. Anonymous letters will not be posted.
  • Please submit Letters to the Editor by using the Submit News page.

6. Spring fish operations begin on the lower Snake and Columbia rivers

PORTLAND, OR – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began implementing its 2018 Spring Fish Operations Plan at the four lower Snake River dams today.

 The 2018 plan includes operations for the spring fish passage season at the lower Snake and lower Columbia River projects, utilizing tools such as spill, river flow and water level adjustments, bypass operations, and transportation of juvenile fish from Lower Granite, Little Goose, and Lower Monumental dams. Read More at: https://go.usa.gov/xQgZP


7. Position Paper on Irrigation in Historic Cemeteries Released

The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries’ most recent position paper addresses irrigation and mowing in historic cemeteries. Often historic cemeteries must balance preservation of the historic character and monuments with sales and public perception. The commission recommends avoiding regular irrigation in most historic cemeteries. See the paper to understand their approach from a historical and preservation perspective: http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OCHC/docs/OCHCPPIrrigation.pdf Also, the National Park Service offers a fun graphic comic about the topic http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OCHC/docs/NPS_Gravestones.pdf.


8. Grant Opportunities to Help Spruce Up Our Communities

Spring is the season to spruce up our yards and homes – now we can spruce up our neighborhoods or towns by applying for an AARP Community Challenge grant. AARP invites applications for quick-action projects that can help YOUR community become more livable. Applications are now being accepted for small grants to improve housing, transportation, public space and other community elements that support great places for all people of all ages.

The goal of these mini grants are to fund quick projects in areas for transportation, public spaces or walking that can spark change and build momentum to make the community more livable for people of all ages.

For more information or to apply, go to https://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/about/info-2017/aarp-community-challenge.html


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

Bird.Black.EnvelopeMap. Two Centuries of Immigration

Relationship Chart

Immigrant Ship Passenger List Transcribers Guild

Writing an Effective Op-Ed 


 

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