Sherman County eNews #260

CONTENTS

  1. Sherman County Medical Clinic Offers Flu Shots, Oct. 11

  2. National Test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS), Oct. 3

  3. Simcoe Mountain Speaker Series: Bridge of the Gods Landslide, Oct. 3

  4. Car is King Weekend at Maryhill Museum of Art, Oct. 6 & 7

  5. Wasco School Events Center Event Raised Significant Support

  6. Weather: October Outlook & September Monthly Climate Summary w/Graphs

  7. Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education Meeting, Oct. 9

  8. Seven Rules for Life

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


“Is the relinquishment of the trial by jury and the liberty of the press necessary for your liberty? Will the abandonment of your most sacred rights tend to the security of your liberty? Liberty, the greatest of all earthly blessings — give us that precious jewel, and you may take every things else! Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel.” —Patrick Henry (1788)


1. Sherman County Medical Clinic Offers Flu Shots, Oct. 11

The Sherman County Medical Clinic is having their annual Flu Shot Clinic!
Thursday, October 11th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm
For more information visit us online at
www.shermancountymedicalclinic.net
or call 541-565-3325.


2. National Test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS), Oct. 3

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed.

The WEA test message will be sent to cell phones that are connected to wireless providers participating in WEA. This is the fourth EAS nationwide test and the first national WEA test. Previous EAS national tests were conducted in November 2011, September 2016, and September 2017 in collaboration with the FCC, broadcasters, and emergency management officials in recognition of FEMA’s National Preparedness Month. Continue at https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test.


3. Simcoe Mountain Speaker Series: Bridge of the Gods Landslide, Oct. 3

Wednesday, October 3, 2018   6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Goldendale Community Library – Camplan Community Room 131 W. Burgen Street

The Simcoe Mountains Speaker Series kicks off with Bridge of the Gods Landslide, a talk by Nick Zentner, who teaches geology at Central Washington University and hosts the PBS series Geology Rocks! and the Youtube series Nick on the Rocks.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Goldendale Community Library. Future presentations will include talks on local wildlife, mushrooming, and this January’s lunar eclipse.


4. Car is King Weekend at Maryhill Museum of Art, Oct. 6 & 7

Celebrate Sam Hill’s love of roads, the automobile, and the arts during this two-day festival devoted to creativity in all its forms.

SCHEDULE – Saturday, October 6:

Concours de Maryhill | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Classic car show; anyone can enter.  The day concludes with an awards presentation. Organized by Goldendale Motorsports Association. Free on museum grounds for spectators. Want to enter your car?
 Click here http://www.goldendalemotorsports.org/ for more information.

Drive the Maryhill Loops Road | Noon to 2 p.m.
The historic Maryhill Loops Road, one of the first modern roads in the Northwest, is opened for automobiles only twice a year. This is your chance to take a spin past the beautiful scenery and through the road’s eight hairpin curves. Free on the historic Maryhill Loops Road, located just east of US 97 off of State Route 14.

SCHEDULE – Sunday, October 7

Maryhill Loops Hill Climb | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vintage sports cars from the 1930s to 1960s race singly in a three-mile timed climb up the historic Maryhill Loops Road. Free for spectators viewing the race from the Highway 97 Overlook and from designated viewpoints along the route. Organized by the Maryhill Loops Vintage Hill Climb Association; only their approved cars and drivers will be competing.

MANY THANKS TO OUR Car is King Weekend Sponsors: Goldendale Motor Sports Association | Maryhill Loops Vintage Hill Climb Association | Maryhill Museum of Art | Tri-Cities Strictly British Motor Club | Yakima Valley Sports Car Club and the Goldendale Chamber of Commerce.


5. Wasco School Events Center Event Raised Significant Support

The staff and board members of the Wasco School Events Center extend a big THANK YOU to the businesses and community members of Sherman County and neighboring counties who were instrumental in the success of our “Back to School Night” fundraiser on Sept. 22, 2018. Also, all of the volunteers who stepped up to help before, during and after – we couldn’t have done it without you. We live in such a giving community!

After expenses, we are thrilled to share that over $5000 were raised from the dinner, silent auction and Wallowa Lake raffle. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Moving forward, we will continue with the renovations and upkeep of this 100+ year old building that is a landmark for the town of Wasco and Sherman County. We are hopeful that our fund-raising efforts will also be a benefit to WSEC as we apply for grants in the future.  Again, thank you for your support of the Wasco School Events Center. 


6. Weather: October Outlook & September Monthly Climate Summary w/Graphs

You can find the October outlook and the September monthly climate summary AND GRAPHS (toggle between color and gray) for Moro at
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pdt/climate/climateSummary/climateSummary.php?stationID=MORO3

~Marilyn Lohmann, National Weather Service Pendleton  541-276-7832


7. Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education Meeting, Oct. 9

Columbia Gorge Community College

Board of Education Meeting

October 9, 2018

Hood River Indian Creek Campus – Building 1, Room 1.310

https://www.cgcc.edu/presidents-office/board-education

~Tiffany Prince, Executive Assistant to the President & Board of Education
Columbia Gorge Community College, 400 East Scenic Drive, The Dalles Oregon 97058                         Office: (541)506-6103  Cell (509)942-9924  Fax (541)506-6102


8. Seven Rules for Life

  1. Make peace with your past so it does not affect the present.
  2. What others think of you is none of your business.
  3. Time heals almost everything. Give it time.
  4. Don’t compare your life to others and don’t judge them. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  5. It’s alright not to know all the answers. They will come to you when you least expect it.
  6. You are in charge of your happiness.
  7. Smile! You don’t own all the problems in the world.  ~Unattributed

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

bird.owl3The East Oregonian Parent Magazine Online

The Produce of the Future Could Taste Better, Reduce Waste, and Look Very, Very Cool

How edge computing transformed marine biology research at Oregon State University

Oregon GOP gubernatorial candidate lays out education plan


 

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