Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
Editorial Note: News Releases, Public Service Announcements or Flyer
All County Prayer Meeting, July 11
Which Oregon county has the highest median income?
The Importance of Forgiveness
SHS Class of ’68 Reunion Schedule of Activities & Costs
Baby Shower for Ryane Whitley Read, July 14
1. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
2. Editorial Note: News Releases, Public Service Announcements or Flyers?
Notice: Sherman County eNews prefers not to post flyers, and instead prefers Public Service Announcements (PSA) or news releases… because your flyer, saved to the eNews computer, is also saved to the overflowing WordPress blog image collection.
Our wise friend Steve reminded us that we need to get the news out in Sherman County seven times, seven different ways!
- Tell and text your family, friends and neighbors.
- Send e-mail notes to family and friends far and wide.
- Post the details – what, where, when, who, how and why – on your Facebook page.
- Post the details – what, where, when, who, how and why – on the Sherman County Facebook page.
- Submit a Public Service Announcement to radio stations… who, what, why, when, where and how, short and sweet, for example, maximum 16 lines, 16 point type.
- Submit a news release or two to The Times-Journal, The Dalles Chronicle, The Goldendale Sentinel & Sherman County eNews.
- Strategically post flyers to reach the specific audience that visits a post office or retail establishment.
- Some of us receive mail at a post office, and some of us on rural routes.
- Some of us don’t use the internet, Facebook or texting!
- Flyers copied to Facebook are sometimes difficult to read. Instead post text.
We appreciate your help in getting the news out in Sherman County! Check out these sites:
How to Write a Press Release for an Event https://www.socialmediatoday.com/content/how-write-press-release-event
5 Steps to get your Public Service Announcement to the right audience https://mediatracks.com/2017/02/public-service-announcement-example/
3. All County Prayer Meeting, July 11
The All County Prayer Meeting is Wednesday July 11 @ the Grass Valley Baptist Church. Fellowship starts at 6:30 PM, Pray time starts at 7:00 PM and ends at 8:30 PM.
Everyone is welcome to come and join the meeting, come and join in when you can get there and stay as long as you can.
Thank You! ~Red Gibbs
4. Which Oregon county has the highest median income?
A person’s worth isn’t measured in dollars, but their salary is. And the median salary of workers around the state can tell us a lot about how wealth and opportunity is distributed amongst Oregonians.
Of course, every locale is different and a dollar in Portland doesn’t go nearly as far as a dollar in somewhere like Baker City. Still, the breakdown of who makes what, and where, can lend insight into how and why our state functions the way it does.
So, here they are, culled from data collected during the 2016 American Community Survey. Counting down from the lowest to the highest, the median incomes for every county in Oregon.
Clarification: The numbers below are median per capita income for individual residents of each county. The graphs show household income.
[Median income is the amount which divides the income distribution into two equal groups, half having income above that amount, and half having income below that amount. Mean income (average) is the amount obtained by dividing the total aggregate income of a group by the number of units in that group.]
5. The Importance of Forgiveness
Many people throughout the ages have spoken of the virtues of forgiveness. Today, let’s look at this most personal, yet universal, of subjects and perhaps add a special twist.
Against whom are you carrying a grudge? Is there someone who has done you a wrong, in some way, and who you just can’t forgive? Have you, yourself, done things that you can’t forgive? When we cannot forgive, we have the tremendous potential of doing incredible damage to our selves, if we don’t let go of these hurts. In order to be fully human, we must learn to forgive and forget.
Confucius said that, “To be wronged is nothing unless you remember it.” He was absolutely right, and here’s why. Every time you remember something bad that happens to you, some wrong that was done to you, you feel those bad feelings all over again. You record the event in the neuron structure of your brain, and it plants itself in your subconscious. You reinforce the neural pathways, keeping that hurt within easy access.
Now the subconscious doesn’t know the difference between a vividly imagined or remembered event and the real thing. It is all “real” to the subconscious. When we subject ourselves, over and over again, to painful, angry memories, eventually our inner system begins to break down. The poison of the not forgiven hurt and anger attacks from the inside and then makes its way out.
12-step programs often emphasize the importance of forgiveness, because they recognize that forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. Jesus forgave those who crucified him while he was still on the cross. When apartheid ended, South Africa went through a sometimes wrenching forgiveness and reconciliation process, because they knew they could not have a successful future if they were still trapped in the past. Examples of acts of forgiveness are everywhere; we just need to look for them.
When we forgive, we let go of past hurts and open up to wonderful new possibilities. What wonderful possibility awaits you? What do you need to let go of, in order to meet that possibility? ~The Pacific Institute
6. SHS Class of ’68 Reunion Schedule of Activities & Costs
Friday, August 17th @ 5:00pm
Sorosis Park Potluck Picnic
Donation Box to help with costs of place settings, water, and punch
Saturday, August 18th@5:00pm
Wasco School Events Center
Social Hour 5:00pm
Moody Toll Bridge Winery Wine $5. / Beer $3.
Dinner Buffet 6:00pm
Cost $20 per person if purchased before Aug. 2nd
$25. per person after Aug. 2nd
Sunday, August 19th
Sherman Senior Center, Moro
Brunch Buffet 11:00am
Cost $20. per person if purchased before Aug. 2nd
$25. per person after Aug. 2nd.
We tried to keep costs low and the FUN factor HIGH. Our costs include the rentals of buildings, catering and services of bringing this reunion to life.
Please make checks payable to : Peggy Eakin. Please memo “For SHS ’68 Class Reunion.” Mail to: Peggy Eakin 1417 S. 2nd St. Dayton, WA 99328. You may also pay on line for an additional fee at www.eventbrite.com. We are listed there as: “Sherman High School Class of ’68, Alumni & Staff.”
We are hoping to not only reconnect with fellow graduates and classmates, but to catch up with fellow alumni and staff. Please know all are welcome to attend all three events. It has been a long time since we have had a chance to catch up on the latest and greatest. Stories and pictures to share for sure. We are looking forward to sharing this August weekend with you! Hoping to hear from you soon.
7. Baby Shower for Ryane Whitley Read, July 14
Baby shower will be held to welcome baby girl to the Whitley/Read family. Baby shower for Ryane Whitley Read will be on Sat. July 14th at 2 PM at the Rebekah Hall in Grass Valley. Questions call Judy 541-442-5058 or Bonne 541-333-2292.