Sherman County eNews #247

CONTENTS

  1. John Day Lock and Dam 50th Anniversary Celebration, Thursday, Sept. 20

  2. Romanian Cultural Festival at Maryhill Museum, Sept. 22

  3. Dealing with Anger

  4. Help Write Oregon Laws


1. John Day Lock and Dam 50th Anniversary Celebration, Thursday, Sept. 20

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE

JOHN DAY LOCK AND DAM

50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

PLEASE JOIN

COL. AARON L. DORF, COMMANDER,

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS PORTLAND DISTRICT,

TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF SERVING THE NORTHWEST.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

Reception: 11 AM

Ceremony: Noon

Tours following the Ceremony

RUFUS, OREGON

EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HISTORIC POWERHOUSE

AND SURROUNDING GROUNDS.

PLEASE RSVP BY MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2018,

TO DEBBIE HANSEN AT DEBBIE.C.HANSEN@USACE.ARMY.MIL


2. Romanian Cultural Festival at Maryhill Museum, Sept. 22

Saturday, September 22 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Help celebrate Maryhill’s deep Romanian ties! Enjoy performances by Seattle’s Datina Folk Ensemble, St. Mary’s Youth Group from Portland, and singer Romeo Cristea. Sample traditional Romanian fare and try hands-on art activities with a Romanian theme. Lectures and presentations on Queen Marie, Romanian identity, arts and architecture will also be part of the day. Museum admission is free of charge on September 22.  


3. Dealing with Anger

There seems to be a lot of anger in the world today, both focused and unfocused. Do you find yourself feeling out of sorts or angry a lot? What do you do when you get angry? Does it help you move forward or keep you stuck? Let’s spend a little time on the subject of anger.

Anger is a powerful emotion that reveals itself in many different ways. Some folks seem to go through life with a chip on their shoulder. They are quick to find things to be angry about, always fix the cause of their anger as somewhere outside themselves, and occasionally erupt into rage. Their friends and families often feel like they need to walk on eggshells around them. Tension seems to be a constant companion, which can certainly be debilitating to the immune system.

Other people seem to run on a pretty even keel most of the time, but when they get angry they explode and feel completely out of control. Still others bottle up their anger until it blows like Mt. Vesuvius, destroying all in its path.

Someone once described anger like jumping into a powerful sports car, gunning the motor, taking off at high speed, and then discovering that the brakes don’t work. However, it is possible to do some work on those brakes, and while you may want to get professional help, you can learn to be your own mechanic.

You can learn to accept yourself and others as they are, while at the same time, you focus on and move toward a new way of dealing with anger. You can learn to think constructively about what you’d like to have happen, rather than destructively about what you don’t want. And you can learn to channel the energy that now goes to fuel your anger into building an exciting future instead. You have the power to make the choice. It is within you.

It is a matter of deliberately making the decision to change the way you look at your world, and how you interact within it. Anger is an energy-waster, subtracting from life instead of adding to it. If you decide to use your enormous potential – and you DO have enormous potential – you can put the brakes on anger, shift gears, and take charge of your emotions and your life. ~The Pacific Institute


 4.Help Write Oregon Laws

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, The State of Oregon   oregon.sos@oregon.gov

~ https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORSOS/bulletins/20e3dac

Oregon’s laws affect you, and they should be written with your input. This is an opportunity for you to participate in crowdsourced lawmaking.

As Oregon’s Secretary of State, I work for you. That is why I’m asking for your input as my team drafts law improvement ideas for the 2019 legislative session. We haven’t even discussed most of these concepts with legislators yet, so you are seeing this list first. 

My mission is to increase transparency, accountability, and integrity in the four focus areas I oversee: Elections, Audits, Corporations (business registration/assistance), and Archives (public records and administrative rules). Each of the concepts below is intended to improve one of these areas.

All of these concepts are works in progress, and there is still much more drafting to be done. As you consider them, please keep in mind that there are potentially some things we’ve overlooked, so please let us know of any issues you may notice. We may choose not to move forward on some of these concepts, but I believe they are all worthy of serious consideration.

Will you help us make these concepts better? Please send your thoughts or suggestions to my Governmental & Legal Affairs Director, Steve Elzinga, at stephen.elzinga@oregon.gov by September 25. 

This is democracy in action. Embrace your inner policy wonk, and let’s dive into this together!

>> CONTINUE to read about these concepts: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORSOS/bulletins/20e3dac


 

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