First Baptist Church Christmas Program, Dec. 23
Sherman County Court News, Oct. 17
Power outage causes death of 6.2 million chinook salmon fry at state-run hatchery
Sherman High School Basketball – Current Schedule
No Comfort in Oregon Quilt Scheme
Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
Said the night wind to the little lamb,
‘Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
Do you see what I see?
A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite,
With a tail as big as a kite.’
Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy,
‘Do you hear what I hear?
Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy,
Do you hear what I hear?
A song, a song high above the trees
With a voice as big as the sea,
With a voice as big as the sea.’
Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king,
‘Do you know what I know?
In your palace warm, mighty king,
Do you know what I know?
A Child, a Child shivers in the cold
Let us bring him silver and gold,
Let us bring him silver and gold.’
Said the king to the people everywhere,
“Listen to what I say!
Pray for peace, people, everywhere,
Listen to what I say!
The Child, the Child sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light,
He will bring us goodness and light.
~ Noel Regney-Gloria Shayne
1. First Baptist Church Christmas Program, Dec. 23
First Baptist Grass Valley invites you to join in a Christmas celebration of God’s Greatest Gift on December 23rd at 6:00 p.m.
The program includes joining together in singing Christmas songs, enjoying special music, and a hand-on gift to you as we unpack together the story of God’s great gift to us. The evening will end with a candle ceremony and Christmas goodies (of which more is always welcome).
This is a family event with children remaining with parents. Each child will receive a gift bag with a Christmas activity booklet and crayons.
2. Life Strategy
Do you have a life strategy? It’s not a plan, but more like a process – and it’s a great question to answer as we close out these last few weeks of 2018. (Actually, it’s a great question to answer any time of the year. But since we are racing toward the end of December, why not take the opportunity?)
The process of adjusting to life and of getting what you most want is a continual one, even though your goals may change at any time. But if you understand the process, you’ll also understand that developing a life strategy is a great idea. It gives us something to build on, not just something to build.
Now, a life strategy is not a life plan. A plan tells you what route to take to accomplish a specific goal. Plans are valuable. But a life strategy offers a more flexible, large-scale umbrella under which your plans can take shape. It’s taking the long view and providing general direction.
A strategy begins and ends with values – a prioritized listing of what is important to you. Things like self-discovery, personal and spiritual growth, mental and physical well-being, meeting challenge and adversity in a calm and centered way, harmonious and loving relationships, gratitude, etc. Those things you identify as being vitally important to having a full life.
Once you know what you value, you can set goals to help you bring about end-results that are aligned with your values. That’s a strategy, and it’s bigger than individual goals, but every bit as important. If fact, values provide the foundation upon which you can stand, in order to reach your goals.
Without an overall strategy, you may get from Point A to Point B just fine. But by the time you get to Point D, the path may begin to crumble beneath you, because you picked the wrong Point B. Understanding your core values provides essential insights, as you develop a reliable strategy to get to Point Z. ~The Pacific Institute
3. Sherman County Court News, Oct. 17
Sherman County Court Notes
By Administrative Assistant Kayla von Borstel
– This is a very brief outline ONLY of topics considered “public interest”.
– These are NOT OFFICIAL MINUTES. For official minutes and full details, please see the approved minutes posted on the Sherman County website at www.co.sherman.or.us after the next Court session. Thank you.
The Sherman County Court met in regular session on October 17, 2018, and in conducting the business of the county,
*County Court ended early due to the fire in Biggs which resulted in lack of quorum during the Session.
- Motion by Commissioner McCoy, second by Commissioner Dabulskis, to hire David Rooney as a 0.75 FTE employee to work for a 9 month period (March 2019 – November 2019) and to be paid over a 12 month pay cycle with 75% County paid benefits at a rate of 64% class, Step B.
- Motion by Commissioner McCoy, second by Commissioner Dabulskis, to approve the lowest most reasonable bid for pipe purchase for the Biggs Water System Project, and authorize Judge Thompson to make the final decision.
- Motion by Commissioner Dabulskis, second by Commissioner McCoy, to approve the Broadband Network Operating Agreement and Lease between Sherman County, Gorge Networks, Inc., and the City of Moro, for Gorge Networks, Inc. to design, construct, install, and operate Broadband network to provide broadband service to residents and businesses throughout the City of Moro, pending approval from the City of Moro and listing the appropriate corrections of County payment amount to GorgeNet.
- Motion by Commissioner McCoy, second by Commissioner Dabulskis, to approve the following to the Sherman County Community Transportation Board: Randy Hilderbrand, Chair; Mary Adams, Vice-Chair; Bonne Whitley, Secretary; Ree Ella von Borstel, Member; and one more Member position that is to be filled by Transportation Board’s discretion.
- Motion by Commissioner Dabulskis, second by Commissioner McCoy, to approve the Intergovernmental Agreement with Sherman County between Sherman and Gilliam County for the provision of independent assessment services necessary to assist the Sherman or Gilliam County Board of Property Tax Appeals in the performance of their functions upon request.
4. Power outage causes death of 6.2 million chinook salmon fry at state-run hatchery
More than 6.2 million chinook salmon fry died last week when strong winds caused a power outage at a state hatchery, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The fish were kept in incubators at the Minter Creek Hatchery in Gig Harbor, and some were being raised to help provide more food for endangered orcas in the region.
“This is a devastating loss,” said Eric Kinne, a hatchery division manager.
During the windstorm, the hatchery’s backup generator also failed, which meant the pump that supplies water to the incubators stopped working.
Employees said they tried to get the generator working, and, when that failed, they tried to get water into the incubators using other methods, but it was unsuccessful.
Among the dead fish were 4.2 million Deschutes fall chinook fry, 1.5 million Minter Creek fall chinook fry and 507,000 White River spring chinook fry.
The White River chinook were meant for orcas. The Deschutes and Minter Creek chinook were supposed to support state fisheries.
The chinook were scheduled for release in May or June.
Another 6.2 million fish at the hatchery, including chum salmon and coho salmon, survived the power outage.
Kinne said the department is analyzing what happened during the power outage to ensure it doesn’t happen again. He also said other fisheries might replace some of the fry lost at the Gig Harbor facility.
5. Sherman High School Basketball – Current Schedule
|Nov. 30||Fri||Sherman Invitational
Culver, Stanfield, Grant Union
|Dec 1||Sat||Sherman Invitational
Culver, Stanfield, Grant Union
|Dec 8||Sat||Damascus Christian||Moro||3:00||4:30|
|Dec 11||Tues||Trinity Lutheran||Moro||4:30||6:00|
|Dec 14||Fri||Hosanna Tournament||Klamath Falls||TBA||TBA|
|Dec. 15||Sat||Hosanna Tournament||Klamath Falls||TBA||TBA|
|Jan. 4||Fri||South Wasco||Maupin||5:00||6:30||3:00|
|Jan. 8||Tues||Hood River (JV)||Hood River||4:00||1:45|
|Jan. 8||Tues||Horizon Christian||Hood River||4:30||6:00||1:45|
|Jan 9||Wed||St. Paul||Portland
|Jan. 19||Sat||Ione||Moro||12:30 (2qrts)||2:00||3:30|
|Jan 29||Tue||Horizon Christian||Moro||4:30||6:00|
|Feb. 1||Fri||South Wasco||Moro||5:00||6:30|
Head Boys Coach: Gary Lewis Asst. Boys Coach: Bill Martin, Tim Zacharias, Ethan Moore
Head Girls Coach: Steve Bird Asst. Girls Coach: Laurie Perisho
Principal/AD: Mike Somnis Superintendent: Wes Owens
6. No Comfort in Oregon Quilt Scheme
Hundreds of Consumers Complain to BBB After Being Scammed out of Money
Portland, Oregon – A phony business operating under the name Amelia Cotton Quilt Company and a Salem, Oregon address is scamming consumers across the country this holiday season.
Better Business Bureau (BBB) Northwest + Pacific is processing hundreds of complaints from people who say they paid for quilts but have yet to receive them. Most of the complainants’ report purchasing through a Facebook ad that directs them to the website www.Ameliacotton10.com. Amelia Cotton Quilt Company is not registered with the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office and its business address is a private residence in Salem.
BBB is giving Amelia Cotton Quilt Company an ‘F’ rating and issuing a Scam Alert after it failed to respond to multiple inquiries by investigators and consumers left with one less gift to give this holiday.
“Remember, purchasing with a credit card can give you more protection against fake businesses that don’t deliver,” says Dawn Johnson, Marketplace Manager. “And, always check out retailers at bbb.org before you shop.”
Amelia Cotton Quilt Company is believed to now be using the website www.sleepious.co. Other names and websites to watch out for are:
|Weirdo Stuff||Kathleen Quilt||Ducha|
|Emacotton||Amelia Quilt||Amelia Cotton|
|Ecrafta||EMA Cotton||Elsie Quilt|
|Uscrafta||Cotton Blanket||Elsie May Quilt|
|USA Crafta||ARA Cotton|
7. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
“[Members of Congress] are the Servants of the People, sent together to do the People’s Business…” —Benjamin Franklin (1785)