Sherman County eNews #257

CONTENTS

  1. The Other Oregon – A Voice for Rural Oregon, a New Quarterly Magazine

  2. Notice. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Emergency Executive Session, Oct. 1

  3. Is your nonprofit considering an end-of-year fundraising campaign?

  4. Capital Chatter: First Gubernatorial Debate Set for Tuesday, Oct. 2

  5. Capital Insider Index: This week in Salem, by the numbers

  6. Fear of Success – Really?

  7. Poetry on the Road! Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford Announces Fall Schedule


“It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


1. The Other Oregon – A Voice for Rural Oregon, a New Quarterly Magazine

Print editions of The Other Oregon – TOO – are being delivered this week to 5,000 key decision makers in Oregon. If you would like to receive our next edition or sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, please contact Publisher Kathryn Brown  kbbrown@eomediagroup.com. In the meantime, enjoy a digital copy on our website: https://theotheroregon.com/current-issue/.

The Other Oregon: “We believe there is really just one Oregon. We are interconnected and we’re all in this together. We wish there wasn’t an urban-rural divide.  We want to help create a more robust urban-rural interface — where urban Oregonians have connections to rural Oregonians, and vice versa. This magazine is an important step in that direction.”


2. Notice. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Emergency Executive Session, Oct. 1

Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting Agenda and Notice

Non-regular other meeting pursuant to Frontier TeleNet Bylaws for issues requiring immediate attention

2:30 p.m. – Monday, October 1, 2018

Sherman County OSU Extension office conference room 66365 Lone Rock Rd, Moro, Oregon

Agenda

  1. Call Meeting to Order
  2. Executive Session to be held pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(f) and/or ORS 192.660(2)(h) in connection with: (i) the failure of the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC) to disburse 2017 Funding Year E-rate program monies owed to Frontier; and, (ii) USAC’s delay in processing a 2018 Funding Year E-rate program funding request award to Frontier.
  3. Adjourn Meeting.

The meeting location is accessible for persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities may be made by contacting: Mike Smith at 541-306-1202 or mikesmith@connectionsllc.us


3. Is your nonprofit considering an end-of-year fundraising campaign?

Are You Considering an End-of-Year Campaign?

With the end of the year approaching, many nonprofit organizations may be considering launching an End-of-Year Campaign to capture donations as the calendar year closes out. Here are some articles to provide some food for thought on how you plan the campaign and some tips to carry it out.

–End Your Fiscal Year Strong: 3 Campaign Ideas <https://www.networkforgood.com/nonprofitblog/end-fiscal-year-strong-3-campaign-ideas/> – www.networkingforgood.com

–Year End Giving: The Step-by-Step Guide for Nonprofits <https://www.mobilecause.com/year-end-giving/> – www.mobilecause.com

–A Nonprofit’s Guide to #GivingTuesday and End of Year Fundraising <https://npengage.com/nonprofit-fundraising/guide-giving-tuesday-eoy/> – www.npengage.com


4. Capital Chatter: First Gubernatorial Debate Set for Tuesday, Oct. 2

The first gubernatorial debate is Tuesday and young people will ask the questions.

Children First for Oregon, Pamplin Media Group and KOIN-TV are presenting the 7 p.m. debate at Roosevelt High School.

The “Debate for Oregon’s Future” will feature the three major-party candidates for governor: Democrat Brown, Republican Buehler and Independent Patrick Starnes.

Children First for Oregon, the founding sponsor, solicited applications from children and youth who were interested in participating.

Portlanders asking the questions will be Jeremy Clark, 14; Shimon Dasgupta, 16; Genesis Gomez, 12; Rose Lawrence, 15; Deja Presseur, 16; Viktoria Rosqvist, 19; Ja Neciya Ross, 15; Adi Solomon, 15; and Tosha Kitungano, 17.

Other participants will be Olivia Cooper, 17, Prineville; Brian Josephson, 18, Medford; McKeely Miller, 17, John Day; Sal Najjar, 16, Tigard; Kai Schrosk, 15, Colton; Justin Thach, 17, Salem; and Dazon Sigo, 17, Pendleton.

Jeff Gianola of KOIN and John Schrag of Pamplin Media Group conducted a training session with them last weekend.

This may be the only debate that includes people east of the Cascades. Brown dismissed Buehler’s suggestion of having two debates in each of Oregon’s five congressional districts. She agreed to only two other debates, Oct. 4 in Medford and Oct. 9 in Portland.

Voters: Independent-minded voters will determine the outcome. As of last month, 2,706,777 Oregonians were registered to vote, a 3 percent increase from July. They included 958,884 Democrats, 700,368 Republicans, 120,989 Independent Party members and, most important, 863,118 who did not choose a party affiliation. The remaining voters were registered with minor parties.

The number of voters ranges from 522,409 in Multnomah County to 997 in Wheeler County.

To see more voter statistics and state information about the Nov. 6 General Election, go to oregonvotes.org.

Dick Hughes, who writes the weekly Capital Chatter column, has been covering the Oregon political scene since 1976. Contact him at TheHughesisms@Gmail.com, Facebook.com/Hughesisms, YouTube.com/DickHughes or Twitter.com/DickHughes.  


5. Capital Insider Index: This week in Salem, by the numbers

  • 0:Times that former Trailblazers center and 2010 Republican gubernatorial nominee Chris Dudley says he saw Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Supreme Court nominee, get black-out drunk in college at Yale, according to Buzzfeed News.
  • 2:Percentage of Oregonians who were uninsured in 2017, according to The Oregonian.
  • $640,000:Funding opponents of a state ballot measure to restrict government funding for abortions have raised, according to OPB.
  • $30,000:Funding supporters have raised.
  • 80 million:Approximate views that a Nike ad featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick — who was rebuked for kneeling during the National Anthem to protest racism and police brutality — got on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, as part of a “groundbreaking new advertising campaign” by the Beaverton apparel empire, according to The New York Times.
  • 769:Vineyards in Oregon, according to The Associated Press. Oregon winegrowers are raising concerns that out-of-state vintners using terms associated with Oregon on their labels, could tarnish Oregon’s reputation as a source of world-class wines
  • 22:Oregon beers that won prizes at the Great American Beer Festival, “the largest and most prestigious beer event in the nation,” in Denver, Colo., last weekend, according to The Oregonian.
  • $400,000:Amount an Oregon computer technician is seeking in damages in a lawsuit against Google, alleging sexual harassment at its data center in The Dalles, according to Willamette Week.
  • 1845:Year Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Walden‘s paternal ancestors came to what is now Oregon, according to the Associated Press. He accused his Democratic opponent, Jamie McLeod-Skinner, of over-selling her wife’s family ties to the state, according to the AP
  • 40,000:Approximate number of miles McLeod-Skinner had logged traversing the state’s massive 2nd congressional district in a Jeep and teardrop trailer as of mid-September, according to her Twitter account.

6. Fear of Success – Really?

A lot of people are afraid of failure, but do you know anyone who is afraid of success? You probably do. So today, let’s talk about this surprisingly common problem.

Abraham Maslow, one of the 20th Century’s great psychologists, called it a “Jonah Complex,” because Jonah chose to turn his back on the great things God had planned for him. Of course, the Bible tells us that Jonah eventually found himself inside the belly of a great fish, but most people who fear success eventually find themselves consumed with regrets for things that might have been.

American journalist, Sydney J. Harris once wrote, “Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.” We turn away from the challenges that will bring us success for many reasons. Fear of the unknown, certainly is one reason. Mainly, we just don’t believe we have what it takes to pull it off. Our self-efficacy is low, which means we have a low estimation of what we can cause or make happen for ourselves or others.

However, self-efficacy can be improved. We aren’t born with a certain level of efficacy. It’s a learned appraisal of our abilities. And if we can learn one estimate, we can certainly learn another, higher level. We can do it by remembering successes we’ve had in the past and imagining ourselves repeating similar successes in new situations.

Make a list of all the qualities you possess that you consider to be strengths. Think back on what you have done, so far, in your life. You will find that you have done a lot, and successfully, too. Surround yourself with people who believe in you and what you can do. There is always greater strength in numbers, as well as the self-confidence you can draw from that support.

You see, you can take on challenges that are bigger than you are right now and then grow into them. And you can control your self-talk and your negative thinking so that you don’t stop yourself before you start. Regret for things not done is not a necessity. Live your life in the present so that your regrets won’t weigh you down in the future. ~The Pacific Institute


7. Poetry on the Road! Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford Announces Fall Schedule

Salem, Ore. – Kim Stafford, Oregon’s new Poet Laureate, is making good on his promise to connect with as many Oregonians as possible, with more than two dozen statewide appearances scheduled before the end of the year.

Stafford just returned from John Day, where he gave a reading, and from Harney County, where he presented at “Art in Burns” and participated in an “In a Landscape” performance with pianist Hunter Noack in the Alvord Desert; he will visit close to 20 more communities before Dec. 31.

“Kim has jumped into the Oregon Poet Laureate position with the gusto, creativity and energy we anticipated,” said Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities, who administers the Poet Laureate program on behalf of the Cultural Trust. “He’s been all over the place already, and each place has been just the right place.”

Appointed Oregon’s ninth Poet Laureate in May by Governor Kate Brown, Stafford is the founding director of The Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark College. Constantly writing, Stafford has already been so inspired by his travels that he plans to release a book of poetry inspired by Oregon’s natural beauty and vibrant communities.

“Like groundwater blossoming at many mountain springs,” Stafford said, “the stuff of poetry can appear wherever you take a close look. I want to be the poet laureate by constantly responding to Oregon’s myriad inspirations, and to do the work of the poet laureate by engaging writers all over the map.”

Here are some of the doings of your Poet Laureate through December:

2018 POET LAUREATE SCHEDULE:

Sept. 29, 9 a.m.: Valley River Inn, Eugene

Keynote address for the Oregon State Poetry Association Conference titled “The Flavor of Unity.”

Sept. 29, 2 p.m.: Eugene Public Library

Free writing workshop open to the public: “Settling Your Accounts through Poetry.”

Oct. 1-8, Oregon Days of Culture Celebration

Stafford will write an original poem about the winning image in the Oregon Cultural Trust’s annual “Days of Culture” social media contest. Oregonians are invited to post photos of cultural experiences with #ORCulture.

Oct. 13, 10 a.m. -2 p.m. and 7 p.m.: Curry County Library, Gold Beach

Free exploratory writing workshop followed by evening poetry reading.

Oct. 18, 1 p.m.: Tillamook County Pioneer Museum

Stafford will read poems and talk about the practice of writing.

Oct. 20, 2 p.m.: Hood River Library

Free poetry reading.

Oct. 21, 2 p.m.: Cannon Beach Library

Poetry reading followed by a conversation about poetry and place with local writers.

Oct. 25, 12:15 p.m.: Oregon City High School

Poetry reading for students.

Oct. 27, 4 p.m.: Salem Public Library

An afternoon public reading and conversation.

Nov. 3, 10 a.m.: Sitka Art Invitational

Stafford will open the event with a brief poetry reading.

Nov. 4, 1 p.m.: Multnomah County Library

A free public reading in the Collins Gallery “with reference to poetry’s contribution to individual and community well-being.”

Nov. 6, 7 a.m.: Pearl Rotary Club, Portland

Poetry reading and talk.

Nov. 6, 1:30 p.m.: Maimonides Jewish School

Poetry reading and talk.

Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m.: Tigard Public Library

Free public reading and talk.

Nov. 14, 7 p.m.: Columbia Gorge Community College, The Dalles

Class visits followed by poetry reading.

Nov. 15, 1 p.m.: Blue Mountain Community College

Reading and talk as part of the “Sense of Place” Arts and Culture Series.

Nov. 15 & 16, 7 p.m. and 9-11:30 a.m.: Pendleton Center for the Arts

Poetry reading Friday followed by a Saturday writing workshop, “Poems for a Better Nation.”

Nov. 17, 1-4 p.m.: Two Rivers Correctional Institution, Umatilla

An appearance as part of the Open Hearts, Open Minds program.

Nov. 29, 7 p.m.: Stayton Public Library

A poetry reading for families and community: “How poetry, art, and culture lift the soul.”

Dec. 4, 12 p.m.: Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg

A reading and conversation at Newberg City Club: “Poetry for the good of the city.”

Dec. 31: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

A short poetry reading as part of the New Year’s concert.

Kim Stafford was born and grew up in Oregon. He is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, and edited half a dozen others. His book, “Having Everything Right: Essays of Place,” won a citation for excellence from the Western States Book Awards in 1986. He holds a Ph.D. in medieval literature from the University of Oregon, and has worked as a printer, photographer, oral historian, editor and visiting writer at a host of colleges and schools, and also offered writing workshops in Italy, Scotland and Bhutan. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and children.

The Oregon Poet Laureate fosters the art of poetry, encourages literacy and learning, addresses central issues relating to humanities and heritage, and reflects on public life in Oregon. Stafford will provide up to 20 public readings per year in settings across the state to inform community, business and state leaders about the value and importance of poetry and creative expression. The program is funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust.

To learn more about the Oregon Poet Laureate program, or to schedule an event with Kim Stafford, visit the Poet Laureate website.


 

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Sherman County eNews #256

CONTENTS

  1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

  2. CLASSIFIEDS

  3. CALENDAR


1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

2-22-1933  Old Uncle Zeke has joined the church after a lifetime of atheism. He says that after watching the world in general and humans in particular for fifty years he has come to believe that the world was actually thrown together in six days after all, maybe less. ~ Giles L. French, These Things We Note, Sherman County Journal


2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected) 

sherrycaricatureCLASSIFIED ADS. Free classified ads are published on Fridays. The deadline is Wednesday at 5. Please submit ads by using the Submit News page. Include who, what, where, when, & how, contact information and the final Friday date for posting your ad (shown by the date at the end of the ad, for example, 3/17), and under 50 words if possible. This service is limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome.  Please share your Thank You and Congratulatory Notes and Joyful News (anniversaries, achievements, awards, births, birthdays, graduations, weddings, etc.) here. ~The Editor

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

Appreciation can make a day – even change a life.

Your willingness to put it into words

is all that is necessary.

~ Margaret Cousins

JOYFUL NEWS!

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

SHERMAN COUNTY SENIOR & COMMUNITY CENTER BENEFIT. We are selling another round of Sherman County photobooks through the end of November. This time it is a fundraiser for the Senior Center in Moro. Books will be between $65-$79, depending how many copies we sell. The book is 70 pages in full color, and showcases the work of more than a dozen local photographers. To view a copy in person please stop by the senior center. To sign up for a copy please contact: Kari Silcox, 541-565-3193, kari@shermancounty.net. Thanks!! 10/12

LOST OR FOUND:

FOUND:  Verizon iPhone in gray case, screen pic is photo of a red/black Union snowboard binding. Found Tuesday morning on shoulder of the road in upper Hay Canyon. Please text or call your number to claim.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

4-H THEATRE ARTS CLUB LEADER. Want to help lead a new 4-H “Theatre Arts” club? No acting or performing experience needed! We’ve got lots of kids with interest in drama, there’s easy-to-use 4-H curriculum, and we just received a $2000 grant to put on a kids’ drama musical with hired instructors. 4-H clubs need to meet at least 6 times a year, usually once a month, plus you’d need to attend the monthly Sherman 4-H Assn meetings. Let the Sherman Extension Office know if you’re interested, love to have you! 541-565-3230 or email cindy.brown@oregonstate.edu. 10/12

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” — Unknown

EMPLOYMENT:

AREA REPRESENTATIVE. Non-Profit Organization Looking for Community Area Representatives to Join our International Team. ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking individuals to serve as Area Representatives in your local community.  ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United States for high school students from around the world.  Students are 15 to 18 years of age, have passed a series of academic and character requirements and are awaiting an opportunity to embark on their American Adventure. — Area Representatives recruit and screen prospective host families, interview students to study abroad and supervise the exchange students in their community.  Area representatives are compensated based on the number of students they are supervising. There is also a great bonus opportunity. — ASSE’s primary goal is to contribute to International understanding by enabling students to learn about other languages and cultures through active participation in family, school and community life. ASSE’s Area Representatives are the cornerstone of the organization, making all of this possible! For more information about ASSE or becoming an Area Representative, please call our Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or email us at asseusawest@asse.com. Please check out our website at host.asse.com.  We look forward to welcoming you to the ranks of Area Representatives nationwide – striving towards a world of understanding, one child at a time! 11/30

TECHNICIAN. NOTICE OF PERMANENT VACANCY. Gilliam-Wheeler County Farm Service Agency Program Technician. The Gilliam-Wheeler County Farm Service Agency (FSA) is accepting applications for a permanent Program Technician in Condon, Oregon. Applications will be accepted beginning September 19, 2018 and closing October 3, 2018. Salary range of $26,587 – $53,773 per year based on qualifications and experience. A copy of the vacancy announcement and application may be obtained on line by visiting: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/511240400 . For more information please contact the FSA Office at 541-384-4251 ext 2.  The Federal Service offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at:  https://www.usa.gov/benefits-for-federal-employees9/28

FOR SALE:

PIANO. Baldwin Spinet Piano – Maple colored – $300 OBO negotiable, would like it to find a home where it will be used. Thanks Very Good shape, I just want space for exercise equipment. Call or text Jeanne Kuettel @ 541-714-5740.  11/30

5020 JOHN DEERE TRACTOR. It can be viewed at the fairgrounds. Engine ran when parked. Transmission locked in reverse. Please submit sealed bids to the Sherman County Fair board at shermanctyfair@hotmail.com 10/12 

SHERMAN COUNTY PHOTO BOOK. We are selling another round of Sherman County photobooks through the end of November. This time it is a benefit for the Senior Center in Moro. Books will be between $65-$79, depending how many copies we sell. The book is 70 pages in full color, and showcases the work of more than a dozen local photographers. To view a copy in person please stop by the senior center. To sign up for a copy please contact: Kari Silcox, 541-565-3193, kari@shermancounty.net. Thanks!! 10/12

COME SEE US AT THE HOOD RIVER HARVEST BAZAAR OCTOBER 12-14:  One of a kind handcrafted furniture and gifts: Considerately Handcrafted one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor furniture and gifts created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels, old barn wood and other local reclaimed materials. Special orders available.  Furniture repair and refinishing. ~The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | 541-993-4282 | https://www.oldwoodnbarrels.com 10/12

MORO PROPERTY. NEW PRICE OF $44,900.00 A chance to own 1.5 acres close to town but in the country in Sherman County. This property is waiting for you to bring your house plans and call it home. Subject to final short plat approval, taxes to be determined. RMLS# 17410095. Contact tiffany@drysideproperty.com 9/28

FOR RENT OR LEASE:  

FREE:

SERVICES:

GETTING READY FOR COOLER WEATHER?  LOCAL HANDYMAN, GENERAL CONTRACTOR & EQUIPMENT OPERATOR. Large and small projects, indoors or out. Furniture repair & refinishing. Please call Kevin – 541-993-4282 | KCK, Inc. | Licensed, bonded and insured. CCB #135768. References available. 11/23 

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION:

WANTED:

4-H THEATRE ARTS CLUB LEADER. Want to help lead a new 4-H “Theatre Arts” club? No acting or performing experience needed! We’ve got lots of kids with interest in drama, there’s easy-to-use 4-H curriculum, and we just received a $2000 grant to put on a kids’ drama musical with hired instructors. 4-H clubs need to meet at least 6 times a year, usually once a month, plus you’d need to attend the monthly Sherman 4-H Assn meetings. Let the Sherman Extension Office know if you’re interested, love to have you! 541-565-3230 or email cindy.brown@oregonstate.edu. 10/12

AREA REPRESENTATIVE. Non-Profit Organization Looking for Community Area Representatives to Join our International Team. ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking individuals to serve as Area Representatives in your local community.  ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United States for high school students from around the world.  Students are 15 to 18 years of age, have passed a series of academic and character requirements and are awaiting an opportunity to embark on their American Adventure. — Area Representatives recruit and screen prospective host families, interview students to study abroad and supervise the exchange students in their community.  Area representatives are compensated based on the number of students they are supervising. There is also a great bonus opportunity. — ASSE’s primary goal is to contribute to International understanding by enabling students to learn about other languages and cultures through active participation in family, school and community life. ASSE’s Area Representatives are the cornerstone of the organization, making all of this possible! For more information about ASSE or becoming an Area Representative, please call our Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or email us at asseusawest@asse.com. Please check out our website at host.asse.com.  We look forward to welcoming you to the ranks of Area Representatives nationwide – striving towards a world of understanding, one child at a time! 11/30


3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

food.freshSEPTEMBER

1-30 Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families / Sherman Historical Museum

1-30 Sherman County Historical Museum Exhibit: Photographs John Day Dam, 50 Years Ago

28 Sherman Football vs. Enterprise 7 at Sherman CANCELED

28 Sherman County School Hall of Honor Induction Reception & Awards 5:30

28 Association of Oregon Counties District 3 – Wasco County

28-30 Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree

29 Sherman Invitational JV Volleyball Tournament 9 at Sherman

29 Living History Presentation at Stonehenge WWI Memorial 6

29 Tango at Maryhill Museum 6-9

camera.35mm.blueOCTOBER

1 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10 Rufus

1 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Board Meeting 10:30 NORCOR, The Dalles

1 Grass Valley City Council 7 City Hall

1-31 Oregon Archaeology Month

1-31 National Archives Month

1-31 Historic Cemeteries Month

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Lowell Smith Photography 10-5

2 Moro City Council 7 City Hall

2 Madero Winds Concert 6:30 Sherman County Public/School Library

3 Biggs Service District Board Meeting 8:30 Courthouse CANCELED

3 Sherman County Court 9

3 All County Prayer Meeting, Wasco Christian Church – Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time 7:00 to 8:30.

4 Sherman Volleyball vs. Ione 5 at Sherman

4 Sherman County Fair Board 7

5 Sherman Football vs. Ione 7 at Ione

6 Sherman Volleyball JV Tournament at Fossil TBD

6-7 Car is King Weekend at Maryhill Museum

7 Afghanistan War Began 2001

7 P.E.O. Chapter EJ “Mission: Possible,” Scholarship Benefit bike/walk clue-finding tour 12-1 The Dalles

8 Columbus Day (observed)

9 Oregon School Boards Association Regional Fall Meeting, Condon

9 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3

9 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

9 Sherman Volleyball vs. Echo 5 at Echo

10 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory 12:30 Senior Center

10 Rufus City Council 7

11 Sherman Volleyball vs. South Wasco County 5 at Maupin

12 Sherman Football vs. Imbler 2 at Imbler

12 Columbus Day

12-14 Hood River Harvest Bazaar

13 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Antique Gliders & Bikes

13 Community Renewable Energy Association Board Meeting 10-1

13 Sherman Volleyball vs. Condon/Wheeler 1 at Sherman

15 Eastern Oregon Regional Tourism Gathering 10-3 Condon

16 Sherman Volleyball vs. Dufur 5 at Sherman

16 Frontier Regional 911 Agency Board Meeting 1 Condon

16 Wasco City Council 7

17 Sherman County Court 9

18 Sherman County Book Club 6 Sherman Public/School Library

19 Sherman Football 7 at Dufur – Dufur Homecoming

19-21 White Salmon Fall Art Walk

20 Sherman Volleyball Playoffs at Echo TBD

20 Free Family History Workshop 8:30 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints Hood River

20 Bingo for Breannah 6 Grass Valley Pavilion

24 Tri-County Court Meeting 10-2 Condon

26 Sherman Football District 3 Championship at E. Oregon University TBD

27 Tango at Maryhill Museum 6-9

31 Sherman County Historical Museum closes for the season. Open by appointment November-April

31 Halloween 

clock.793NOVEMBER

1 Sherman County Fair Board 7

1 North Central Education Service District Board Meeting, Condon

1-31 Military Family Appreciation Month

1-May 1 Sherman Museum Open by Appointment

4 Day Light Saving Time Ends (set clock back one hour)

6 Election Day

7 Sherman Historical Museum Volunteer & Hosts Appreciation Party

7 All County Prayer Meeting, Kent Baptist Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

9 Community Renewable Energy Association Board Meeting 10-1

10 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Military Vehicles

10 Year-End Family Day at Maryhill Museum 1:30-5

11 Veterans Day Bells at Maryhill Museum 11

11 Veterans Day

12 Veterans Day (observed)

14-17 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention, Portland, Oregon

22 Thanksgiving Day


 

Sherman County eNews #255

CONTENTS

  1. Wasco School Events Center Coffee Hour & Bingo

  2. North Central Education Service District News, New Website

  3. Notice. Biggs Service District Meeting Cancelled

  4. Nixyaawii senior preparing questions for governor’s debate

  5. Frustration as Opportunity

  6. Days of Yore in The Times-Journal

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


1. Wasco School Events Center Coffee Hour & Bingo

Wasco School Events Center
10 – 11 am coffee hour next three Mondays starting October 1st.
No cost but donations appreciated.
Also… Join us for Bingo and Dinner on October 22nd.  Stay tuned for details!


2. North Central Education Service District News, New Website

The North Central ESD Board of Directors met in regular session on September 6, 2018, with Jeff Schott, Jim Doherty, Amy Derby, Sarah Rucker, Superintendent Penny Grotting & Business Manager Kim Domenighini present and Kristen Neuberger and Greg Greenwood absent. Visitors were Stacy Shown and Rinda Montgomery.

According to the meeting minutes, Superintendent Penny Grotting reported that Stacy and Kalie did a great job with the new structured learning center in Sherman School District, Angela Tyler will work in the business office 18 hours a week, graphic designer Ellie Bray started work in July, and Carrie Somnis, OPK Director, was hired in September. She noted that a successful in-service was held in August and that staff is working on job descriptions. She met with Fossil School Superintendent Jim Smith, Mitchell School District Superintendent Vince Swagerty, and Spray School District Superintendent Phil Starkey, and Wheeler County SPED teacher Kim Williams met with all three Wheeler County superintendents.

New business included the announcement of the Oregon School Boards Association’s fall regional meeting in Condon on October 9th and an update on OPK in-service, parent involvement and funding allocation.

The next meeting of the NCESD will be November 1, 2018.

See the new website: https://www.ncesd.k12.or.us/.


3. Notice. Biggs Service District Meeting Cancelled

The Biggs Service District meeting to be held at 8:30 a.m. on October 3, 2018 in the Commissioners Meeting Room located in the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon 97039, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.


4. Nixyaawii senior preparing questions for governor’s debate 

By ANTONIO SIERRA, East Oregonian

“On Oct. 2, Dazon Sigo will have a rare opportunity to gain exclusive audience with the top candidates for Oregon governor.

“Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, Republican Knute Buehler, and Independent Patrick Starnes will want to listen closely to Dazon’s questions as they try to perform well enough to earn thousands of Oregonians’ votes.

“The Nixyaawii Community School senior will travel to Roosevelt High School in Portland, as a part of a gubernatorial debate sponsored by the children’s advocacy group Children First for Oregon, joining 15 other students from across the state.

In a slight twist to the usual moderated debate, Dazon and his peers will pose questions to the candidates on issues important to them… … With an 80-student enrollment, Nixyaawii is likely the smallest school to send a representative to the debate. The only other student from Eastern Oregon included in the debate, McKeely Miller of Grant Union High School in John Day, comes from a high school more than three times the size of Nixyaawii.”   Continue at http://eastoregonian.or.newsmemory.com/?token=98696b7c962cd3e65de97d46e5387d7a_5bad13f5_40a1e6&selDate=20180927&goTo=A01&artid=0&utm_source=emailMarketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email+stats


5. Frustration as Opportunity

Today, let’s talk about frustration – a feeling all of us experience from time to time – and how to overcome it.

One of the roadblocks on the path to success is frustration. Everyone feels it from time to time. It’s kind of like anxiety with a little anger thrown in, isn’t it? You feel like a tiger in a cage, pacing back and forth, filled with tension and negative energy but accomplishing nothing. And that tension and negative energy represent both the danger and the opportunity in frustration.

The danger is the tension and the negativity, because negativity blocks all the positive feelings you need in order to keep going and solve the problems at hand – and you just can’t be very creative in a tension-filled environment. The opportunity in frustration is the energy, because it is the energy you want in order to overcome whatever obstacle you’re facing. As soon as you get the negative thinking under control, harnessing the energy is easy. “Ah-ha,” you may be saying, “there’s the catch. If I could do that, I wouldn’t be frustrated.” Well, you can do it and it comes from changing your internal perspective on the situation.

At the very core of frustration is our attitude toward the situation at hand. Change the attitude and you change your perspective. It’s like looking at a portrait or landscape, perhaps on a wall in a museum or gallery, and shifting your physical position. That different angle gives you a different perspective, and you see things in the painting that you didn’t see before. Changing your “mental position” is just as simple. You are shifting from a fixed to more of a growth mindset, by giving yourself the opportunity to see things from a different perspective.

We teach people how to do it all the time. Cognitive psychologists teach people to do it, too. It’s simply a question of knowing how. If you’d like to learn how, pick up a copy of Dr. Martin Seligman’s book, “Learned Optimism.” It will give you a simple technique you can use to minimize negative thoughts and substitute positive ones. It’s quite simple to master and it will make a big difference in your frustration level and the time and energy you spend spinning your wheels. ~The Pacific Institute


6. Days of Yore in The Times-Journal

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10 Years Ago

— Dan Ousley, recently appointed as Wheeler County District Attorney, is a candidate for election to the office.

— Navy Seaman Apprentice Alex Raber, son of Kelly and Glenn Raber of Mitchell, completes U.S. Navy Basic Training at Great Lakes, Illinois.

— Aviation Survival Technician First Class Michael Spencer, son of Mark and Sharon Spencer of Moro, is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross by the U.S. Coast Guard.

25 Years Ago

— Roy and Lissie Evans of Condon are feted on the occasion of their 65th wedding anniversary by friends at the Condon Senior Meal Site.

— Historic Trails Expedition wagon train travels from Missouri to Oregon, passing through Gilliam County via Eightmile, Cedar Springs, Rock Creek and crossing the John Day River at the historic McDonald Ferry.

— “Division within the county court and actions of the court” lead to the resignation of Gilliam Co. Roadmaster Richard Hatch.

50 Years Ago

— Invitations have been extended throughout the Northwest to the dedication of the mile-long, $448 million John Day Dam, world’s largest multi-purpose dam.

— Burglars raid Arlington businesses, Thrifty Market, Village Inn and Happy Canyon Tavern.

— USDA Soil Conservation Service in Wheeler Co. receives $37,500 to assist in the revegetation after the 5,000-acre Snow Basin and Devil’s Den fires.

75 Years Ago

— The Odd Fellow and Rebekah lodges at Mayville buy a war bond to help purchase a Flying Fortress, which will cost $350,000.

— Myrtle Huddleston, Alcy Madden and Sylvia McDaniel of Lonerock attend the 50th anniversary of the Eastern Star at Condon.

— Students at the Alville School where Mrs. Helen Rondeau is teacher are Jim Nelson, Mary Ann Cushman, Betty, Beulah and Dewey Kennedy and Leona Mae Richmond.

117 Years Ago (The Globe)

— L.H. Moore left for his home in Moro, expecting to return to continue his work securing right-of-way for the new railroad.

— There is still considerable threshing to do in the Ferry Canyon neighborhood and the late heavy rain will mean considerable loss to the farmers whose grain is still in the stack.

— A band of cattle belonging to D.W. Ralston of Mayville passed through Condon going toward Arlington.


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