Sherman County eNews #244

CONTENTS

  1. Public Notice: Sherman County Public/School Library Board Meeting, Sept. 18

  2. Public Notice: Biggs Service District Board Meeting, Sept. 19

  3. Editorial. Our Newspaper of Record

  4. Relevance: School to Work

  5. Cemetery Monument Cleaning Workshop, Sept. 22

  6. ODOT Region 4 Weekly Construction Update

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


Constitution Day! 

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1. Public Notice: Sherman County Public/School Library Board Meeting, Sept. 18

The Sherman County Public/School Library will be holding a Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 18 at 6:00 pm in the Library program room.


2. Public Notice: Biggs Service District Board Meeting, Sept. 19

Biggs Service District will hold a meeting at 8:30 on Wednesday, September 19.


3. Editorial. Our Newspaper of Record

A newspaper of record is a newspaper selected by public bodies for their publication of required public legal notices. Public bodies include the state, regional councils, counties, cities, districts or municipal or public corporation, or any board, department, commission, council, bureau, committee or subcommittee or advisory group.

See Oregon Revised Statutes 192.610, 192.620, 192.630 and 192.640: https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/192.610. 

The Times-Journal, serving Gilliam, Sherman and Wheeler counties, is Sherman County government’s newspaper of record, a publication with high standards of journalism that provides information which is vital, important, and interesting.

Clearly, this requires the participation of our government bodies, including submitting legal notices and related information that will inform the citizens and preserve our county’s history for posterity. 

Sherman County eNews is not a newspaper of record.

Send legal notices and news releases to timesjournal1886@gmail.com.

Subscribe to The Times-Journal, P.O. Box 746, Condon, OR 97823 | Ph. 541-384-2421 | FAX Fax 541-384-2411 timesjournal1886@gmail.com $35/year.


4. Relevance: School to Work

Contrary to what you may think, having high-powered technical skills or an advanced and specialized education are not all it takes to land a good job in today’s job market. Recent articles show what employers look for in a new-hire.

At the top of the list are people who can communicate effectively, think critically and logically, and who continue to learn throughout their lives. Also high on the list are people who can demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviors, responsibility and adaptability. And, finally, employers want people who can work well with others and be productive members of a team.

If you currently are a student, every time you solve a math problem, write an essay, learn to use new software, or work on a group project, you are developing skills and attitudes that will help you land a good job someday. That’s one reason why high school dropouts have such a bleak employment picture. They don’t believe what they are learning in school has any relevance to their future needs. This is one belief that holds them back.

Teachers who are dedicated to their students’ learning make the extra effort to draw parallels from the subject they are teaching to the ultimate uses in everyday life – especially in today’s job market. Yes, sometimes it’s difficult to figure out why you are reading Shakespeare, until you realize that in his plays, he is opening a window of understanding into human behaviors and the motivations behind human actions. In your future workplaces, you will see these characters played out before your very eyes.

With this new school year, if you’re thinking of dropping out, please think again. Give yourself the opportunity to explore the possibilities of your future. The persistence and resiliency that you develop by staying in school, and seeing it through, will serve you well every day of your life. The schoolwork that seems dumb to you now is really developing skills for later, and by sticking with it, you are preparing yourself to successfully ride the winds of change that blow every day. ~The Pacific Institute


5. Cemetery Monument Cleaning Workshop, Sept. 22

Are you curious about the proper method to clean the lichen and environmental pollution that has built up over time on your favorite great aunt’s marker?  Here’s the workshop for you!

Clackamas Pioneer Cemetery is having Jeff Hilts, of Jeff Hilts Marker Service, lead a Monument Cleaning Workshop this Saturday September 22nd from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   Please join us as we learn the proper way to clean a monument.  We will be using D/2 Biological Cleaner which is used by both Arlington National Cemetery and the White House.  Bring a stool, knee pads and drinking water or other beverage of your choice.

Clackamas Pioneer Cemetery is located on SE Amber Road in Clackamas, Oregon.  The workshop is made possible thanks to a grant from the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries.  Contact Becky Sands at beckysands@comcast.net with any questions.

6. ODOT Region 4 Weekly Construction Update, Selected Counties

ODOT Region 4 Weekly Construction Update

Week of September 17, 2018 ~ selected counties…

The Oregon Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe, efficient transportation system. ODOT invests in Oregon’s future through roadway improvement projects. The following projects are located in ODOT’s Region 4 encompassing Central Oregon from The Dalles to Klamath Falls on the east side of the Cascades.

All work is dependent on weather conditions and schedules are subject to change.

Where traffic is routed through or around a work zone, pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will also be provided alternate routes through the work zone.

Deschutes County

US 97: Sunriver Interchange to OR 31 (La Pine) – Roy Houck Construction will be installing light poles and landscaping on US 97 in La Pine. There will be shoulder closures and slow traffic. The Contractor will also be grinding and paving at night on US97 between Sunriver and La Pine, and possibly in La Pine, with one-way traffic with flaggers and pilot cars between 6 pm and 7 am, with traffic delays of up to 20 minutes.

US 20: Jack Lake Road to Pine Street (Sisters) – Oregon Mainline Paving will continue installing minor safety features and performing corrective work. There may be shoulder work during the day. No traffic impacts are are anticipated.

Jefferson County

US 97: US 26 Jct. to NW 10th Street (Madras – Terrebonne) – Knife River is complete except for corrective work. There may be passing lanes closed at the Crooked River Bridge, as well as shoulder work during the day.

US 97: Spanish Hollow Creek & Trout Creek Bridges – Stellar J Corporation is performing bridge replacement work. Traffic is reduced to a single lane through the work zone and is controlled by temporary signals, minor delays anticipated. Occasional flagger controlled one-way traffic may be required.

Sherman County

US 97: Spanish Hollow Creek & Trout Creek Bridges

  • US 97 at MP 0.4 – Stellar J Corporation is completing bridge removal, pile driving, and the first stage of bridge construction. One way traffic will be controlled continuously by a temporary signal. Occasional flagger controlled one-way traffic may be required.
  • US 97 at MP 3.1 and 3.2 – Stellar J Corporation is completing seismic retrofit substructure work. Occasional flagger controlled one-way traffic may be required.Expect minimal Delays.

US 97: Shaniko to Trout Creek – High Desert Aggregate and Paving will not be on site this week. Expect no delays.

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Region 4 Curve Warning Signs – Baker Rock Resources will be installing signs on the Shaniko to Fossil Highways (OR 218). Traffic can expect one-way traffic with flaggers and delays of up to 20 minutes.

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

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