Sherman County eNews #126

CONTENTS

  1. Sherman County Family Fair, June 7

  2. Wasco Library Open House, May 20

  3. Letter to the Editor: Thankful for Mother’s Day Tea

  4. USC Annenberg College Graduation Speech by Oprah Winfrey

  5. Notice. Frontier TeleNet Budget Committee Meeting Agenda, May 18

  6. Notice. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, May 18

  7. Climbing Out

  8. Emergency Preparedness Conversation: Building a Resilient Food System, May 23


A hundred times a day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received. ~Albert Einstein


1. Sherman County Family Fair, June 7

Annual Sherman County Family Fair

Free dinner and activities

June 7th from 4pm-6:30pm

Moro City Park

THIS IS A DRUG AND ALCOHOL FREE EVENT

~ Amy Asher, Sherman County Prevention Coordinator/Outreach Coordinator 541-565-5036 aasher@co.sherman.or.us


 2. Wasco Library Open House, May 20

Open house for Wasco library at Wasco School Events Center on Sunday, May 20th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Drop by and see the changes! Refreshments provided.


3. Letter to the Editor: Thankful for Mother’s Day Tea

To the Editor:

pencil.sharpOn Saturday, May 12, Joyce Stone and her daughter Megan prepared, decorated and hosted a fun Mother’s Day tea at the Moro Presbyterian Church in Moro. Everything was so beautiful. Lots of giggles and laughter thru the games and two comedy skits. Thank you, Joyce and Megan!

Carol MacKenzie

Wasco


4. USC Annenberg College Graduation Speech by Oprah Winfrey

A message worth reading and sharing.


5. Notice. Frontier TeleNet Budget Committee Meeting Agenda, May 18

Frontier TeleNet

Budget Meeting Agenda

May 18th 9:00 AM

Jeanne Burch Building, 401 Fourth St. Fossil, OR

1.0 Call To Order & Director Roll Call

2.0 Elect Budget Chair

3.0 Elect Budget Secretary

4.0 Budget Officer Message

5.0 Review Budget

6.0 Consider Approval of Budget

7.0 Adjourn

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


6. Notice. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, May 18

Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting Agenda and Notice

May 18th 10:00 AM

Jeanne Burch Building, 401 Fourth St. Fossil, OR

1.0 Call To Order & Director Roll Call

2.0 Directors’ Changes or Additions to the Agenda

3.0 Minutes Review and Approval

4.0 Financials Review and Approval

5.0 IT and System updates and progress report

6.0 Business and Marketing report

7.0 Other items for the good of the order

8.0 Public Input/Comment

9.0 Next Meeting

10.0 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. Climbing Out

Building upon what we talked about earlier, about feeling stuck in a rut, what if the “rut” we are in is pushing us to the very limits of our strength and courage?

With economic challenges that seem like they will never end (and be careful of using the word “never,” as it is rarely ever the real truth), a great many people have been consistently under- or un-employed. Bills keep coming in, benefits run out, and the end of the mental and emotional “rope” is in the same sight line as the car they are about to be living in.

The challenge is that our mental and emotional states – our attitudes and beliefs – are played out in our behaviors and our interactions with others. The human mind is probably the most powerful entity on the planet, so we need to be careful about what we feed it. If all we can think about is how bad everything is – the sure sign of a pessimist – then that is all our minds will let us perceive. If the heart is beating and the lungs are breathing, it can’t be all bad; so, perhaps, it is time to take a look at what we are telling ourselves.

According to Dr. Martin Seligman’s research, the pessimist globalizes the negative. Only one small thing might have gone wrong, but the pessimist’s attitude is that “everything” is wrong. At the same time, the optimist understands that yes, this one thing went sideways, but everything else is OK. It appears to be contained in the basic attitude that drives the belief, which then plays itself out in our behaviors: conversations, interviews, the way we dress, stand and deliver on our promises to ourselves and to others.

So, how do we make this attitude change, in the face of what seems to be insurmountable problems? First things first, delete the word “insurmountable” from today’s vocabulary. Second, replace “problem” with “challenge.” A challenge is more like a puzzle that needs solving. Then, take a hint from this story: In 1961, in the first successful solo ascent of El Capitan, in Yosemite National Park, after seven days, rock-climbing legend Royal Robbins was still 1000 feet from the top. Mentally, he had reached the end of his rope; a thousand feet was just too much. Then he asked himself what could he do? He could do five feet, five feet at a time. So, he “five-footed” his way to the top.

If you are facing the end of your rope, how can you “five-foot” your way back up? ~The Pacific Institute


8. Emergency Preparedness Conversation: Building a Resilient Food System, May 23

Calling all businesses, nonprofits, elected officials, first responders,

schools, healthcare personnel, food system leaders, and other local

leaders to join the conversation as we plan ahead for food + water in

times of disaster!

Gorge Grown Food Network has planned with local agencies, Sherman County Emergency Services, OSU Extension, Columbia Gorge Food Bank and North Central Public Health District to host a work session called Emergency Preparedness Conversation: Building a Resilient Food System. It will be held on May 23 from 2:00-4:30 pm at the Sherman County OSU Extension office. All local businesses, nonprofit leaders, and community leaders are encouraged to attend. Discussion will center on emergency preparedness as it relates to food and water.

In the fall of 2017, Meyer Memorial Trust, an Oregon-based foundation, reached out to Gorge Grown Food Network in hopes of providing food security for those most impacted by the Eagle Creek Fires, which led to distribution of Veggie Rx in Cascade Locks. Further planning with Meyer resulted in the framework to hold these community conversations in different parts of the Gorge: Cascade Locks, Hood River, Odell, The Dalles and Moro.

This work session will help us review the local gaps and assets in food resiliency, especially in times of disaster/emergency. Organizers of the event ask that attendees come prepared to discuss their organization’s preparedness plans as they relate to food and water for employees, clients, students, and/or other populations served. This might include plans not yet developed. The event will be partly presentation, to provide context and resources, and largely interactive to brainstorm solutions. Any questions regarding this event can be sent to Louisa Pavlik at outreach@gorgegrown.com.


 

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