Sherman County eNews #98

CONTENTS

  1. What’s Coming Up at Sherman County Public/School Library

  2. Sherman County Emergency Services Advisory Committee Meeting, April 18

  3. Equine Mania LLC Announces Summer Clinics

  4. Access Free Resources, Grants to Help Your Business Export, April 24 

  5. Creatively Putting It Together

  6. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting, April 20

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


 “Government is not the solution to the problem, government is the problem.” ~Ronald Reagan


1. What’s Coming Up at Sherman County Public/School Library

Logo.ShermanPub.School.Library2017Community Preschool Storytime – Tuesday at 10am
Join us for Preschool Storytime and crafts. Ages 3-5.

Crafts in Stacks – Solar System Necklaces
Saturday, April 21 at 2pm.
We will use polymer clay to create unique beads then add charms and links to create a solar system themed necklace. If you don’t wish to create a solar system you may bring your own fun charms and create beads for your own theme. No previous skill required!  Ages firmly 12 and up.
Give us a call to reserve your spot before April 19, space is limited to the first 15.


2. Sherman County Emergency Services Advisory Committee Meeting, April 18

Sherman County Director of Emergency Services

Advisory Committee Meeting

April 18, 2018

5:00 PM

Emergency Services Building


3. Equine Mania LLC Announces Summer Clinics

cow.blueDon’t miss out of the fun! Great people, fabulous instructors & a dang good time!

Cows and More Clinic with Mary Jane Brown May 12-13 $300, optional Friday session $75;

Wheatacres Ranch Trail Challenge & Sorting June 23;

Advanced Sorting Clinic with Kristi Siebert August 11-12 $300.

See https://www.facebook.com/equinemaniallc/?hc_ref=ARSzG3gsFvlrsyVycfC1ePo1WdALjBqo1CzNuly0Ye-01zafkuw6ty-uB8RTnllI0Wo

The Cows & More clinic has only one spot left so sign up now! Contact Carrie for more information: 541-980-7394.


4. Access Free Resources, Grants to Help Your Business Export, April 24 

Is your business exporting products now or considering it? Businesses are invited to an April 24 event with the Gorge Tech Alliance (GTA) to learn about free resources and grants to help your business reach international markets. Presenters will cover programs and services available to Oregon and Washington businesses from State and Federal agencies that include: 

  • Grants, booth sharing opportunities and staff time in support of attending global trade shows
  • Targeted partner matching services to help US companies find appropriate representation
  • Free advice on commodity classification processes and setting up safe export procedures
  • Networking opportunities with other exporters in Oregon/Washington
  • Export financing and Small Business Administration financing

Plus, local businesses will share how they have used these resources to grow their global trade. The event is Tuesday, April 24, at the White Buffalo Wine Bar, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River. Appetizers and networking start at 6:30 p.m. with presentations closer to 7 p.m. Free for GTA Members; $10 for non-members. Everyone is welcome! 

The GTA is the regional tech industry association that supports, connects and develops the technology community of the Columbia River Gorge with networking and educational events, business support and promotion, workforce development and STEM education. Contact Jessica Metta, Executive Director, at 541-296-2266, jessica@crgta.org or learn more at crgta.org.


5. Creatively Putting It Together

We’ve been talking about “creativity” and now it’s time to put some action to our discussion.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to do one creative thing before the beginning of next week. It doesn’t need to be big. It doesn’t need to be lavish. It doesn’t need to be expensive. And remember, there are no “have-to’s” so you may choose to excuse yourself from the exercise.

Creativity can be manifested in just about every activity – yes, every activity. Tonight, as you head home from work or school or finish running errands, take a look at everything you plan to do for the rest of the week and weekend. Before you get caught up in another activity, write it down – make a list, if you like working from lists. Under each “to do” item, write out how you would normally accomplish the task.

Once you have the next few days itemized, go back to your “how” details for each item. “How” could you accomplish it differently? If you normally wake up the kids with a holler, what about bursting into song instead? (“Oh, What A Beautiful Morning” comes quickly to mind.) If you are going grocery shopping, take a different route and pay special attention to the lawns and gardens of the “new” homes on your route. (You might find some new ideas for your own yard or flower boxes, if you have them.)

Open up your mind to new possibilities. In that fresh, wide-open space, innovative ideas will emerge. Just like outer space, your mind abhors a vacuum. It wants to be filled. Actually, it needs to be filled.

So, spend the next few days filling your mind with new “input,” and fully experience where the journey takes you. ~The Pacific Institute


6. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting, April 20

Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting

April 20th 10:00 AM

Gilliam County Courthouse

221 S Oregon St., Condon, Oregon

Agenda:

1.0 Call To Order & Director Roll Call

2.0 Directors’ Changes or Additions to the Agenda

3.0 Shawn Halsey from Umatilla Morrow Radio District attending to meet the Board

4.0 Guests from Motorola attending to meet the Board

5.0 Minutes Review and Approval

6.0 Financials Review and Approval

7.0 IT and System updates and progress report

8.0 Business and Marketing report

9.0 Executive session under ORS 192.660 (2) (g) Negotiations for trade or commerce

10.0 Other items for the good of the order

11.0 Public Input/Comment

12.0 Next Meeting

13.0 Adjournment

The Frontier TeleNet board reserves the right at its sole discretion to enter into Executive Session under ORS 192.660 (a), (g), (j), (n), (D).  For those requesting a call in number or other accommodations, please contact Mike Smith at 541-306-1202 or mikesmith@connectionsllc.us


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

bird.talkDeschutes River Trail weaves through canyons and history

10 spectacular Oregon adventures for spring

Williams Ranch Swine

Descendants of Basque Country keep their culture alive

That Old Barn

 

TEDEd. The Rise & Fall of the Byzantine Empire

Operative tied to billionaire Soros involved in Washington County DA race

Oregon AG posts info on new Red Flag gun safety law

The Story Behind the film ‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’

Economic Research: Ignoring the Invisible Hand

Wolves in Oregon: 124


 

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