Sherman County eNews #80

CONTENTS

  1. Sherman County High School Baseball Schedule Update, April 4

  2. Do You Understand the Electoral College?

  3. Columbia Gorge Chapter of Women for Agriculture Offer Scholarship

  4. Notice. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting, March 25

  5. Notice. Sherman County Court at Frontier TeleNet Meeting, March 25

  6. Notice. Farm Service Agency Accepts Applications for Program Technician, Updated

  7. Harney County Migratory Bird Festival, April 11-14

  8. Substantial Self-Esteem

  9. Congressman Walden’s Town Hall Schedule

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


“When we become more fully aware that our success is due in large measure to the loyalty, helpfulness, and encouragement we have received from others, our desire grows to pass on similar gifts. Gratitude spurs us on to prove ourselves worthy of what others have done for us. The spirit of gratitude is a powerful energizer.” — Wilferd A. Peterson


1. Sherman County High School Baseball Schedule Update, April 4

sport-baseball1Sherman added the following 2 baseball games vs. The Dalles JV:

Thursday April 4 @ Wahtonka Field in The Dalles- 3PM and 5PM

~Mike Somnis, Athletic Director


2. Do You Understand the Electoral College?

American flag2It’s in the news again. Do you understand what the Electoral College is? Or how it works? Or why America uses it to elect its presidents instead of just using a straight popular vote? Author, lawyer and Electoral College expert Tara Ross does, and she explains that to understand the Electoral College is to understand American democracy.  See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6s7jB6-GoU&feature=youtu.be.


3. Columbia Gorge Chapter of Women for Agriculture Offer Scholarship

pencil.spiralGraduating high school senior in your family or circle of friends?  Let them know about a $500 scholarship sponsored by the Columbia Gorge Chapter of Oregon Women for Agriculture.

Scholarship Application Rules

  1. Student must be / have been a resident of Hood River, Wasco, Sherman or Gilliam County a minimum of two years during their high school education.
  2. Preference goes to a student pursuing a major in agricultural studies, with a 3.0 GPA or higher, female.
  3. Money is expected to be used for tuition and/or books.
  4. Applications must be postmarked no later than May 1 of the given year.

Contact school guidance office for application or contact Cindy Brown, 541-565-3230 cindy.brown@oregonstate.edu


4. Notice. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting, March 25

Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, March 25 at 10 a.m.

Sherman County Courthouse

Teleconference Dial-in (669) 900-6833

Meeting ID 953-867-046

Agenda is posted here:

https://frontiertelenet.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Mar-25-FTN-Bd-Mtg-Agenda-jrd-03-21-2019_fn_sec.pdf


5. Notice. Sherman County Court at Frontier TeleNet Meeting, March 25

ShermanCoLogoA quorum of the County Court may be present at the Frontier TeleNet meeting to be held on Monday March 25, 2019 at 10am in the Commissioners Meeting Room – 500 Court Street, Moro, OR. 97039.

 


6. Notice. Farm Service Agency Accepts Applications for Program Technician, Updated

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, full-time Program Technician in Condon, Oregon. Applications will be accepted beginning Thursday, March 21 and closing Wednesday, April 3rd. Salary range of $26,587 – $53,773 per year based on qualifications and experience. Responsibilities include: Carrying out office activities and functions pertaining to one or more of the program areas administered in the county, interpreting and explaining procedures, program regulations and forms to producers and other agency personnel, utilizing various web-based software applications to maintain producer data and processing automated forms, using a high degree of initiative and judgment in planning and carrying out assigned tasks and resolving problems encountered. A copy of the vacancy announcement and application may be obtained online by visiting: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527939800.  For more information please contact the Oregon FSA State Admin Specialist Martin Nguyen at 503-404-1127 or email at martin.nguyen@or.usda.gov.


7. Harney County Migratory Bird Festival, April 11-14

bird.eagleThe Harney County Migratory Bird Festival was first held in 1981 ​to celebrate the large annual migration of birds passing through Harney Basin on the Pacific Flyway. Harney Basin is one of the three most important areas left in the western United States for spring migratory birds stopping on their way north.

Over 300 species of birds use the refuge throughout each year, making Harney Basin a bird watcher’s paradise. Today, we continue to celebrate the migratory birds’ return each year with guided tours led by experts, workshops, and fun activities for youth and adults.  See https://www.migratorybirdfestival.com/bird-tours-schedule


8. Substantial Self-Esteem

Is an intense desire for personal growth and development a selfish thing? Some people think it is, but that’s not necessarily so. Today, let’s give this a little deeper thought.

Human beings are social beings. We feel the most lasting satisfaction and meaning from our relationships with other people. We have a strong need to belong, to love and be loved, to feel needed and accepted. But how much love you can give – and accept – depends on how you feel about yourself.

Long before you can improve your relationships with others, you must first improve your relationship with yourself. If you don’t value and care for yourself, it is difficult to value and care for others. Remember, it is our inner thoughts, our inner beliefs, that get played out in the world around us.

Also, did you know that having a high sense of self-worth is contagious? You see, when your self-esteem is high, you almost automatically nurture and mentor those around you, as well. Think back. In your years of working or playing in groups of people, large or small, who have you gravitated toward? Has it been those folks who unselfishly give to and support those around them? Has just being in their presence given a lift to your own sense of self?

To sum it up, how you feel about yourself directly affects how you live life and how you relate to others. So, it’s far from selfish to want to grow as a person and to feel a healthy, substantial sense of self-esteem. In fact, a higher self-esteem will make you more generous. Most of us do unto others as we do unto ourselves, so to speak.

And when you live with a storehouse of quiet, deep gladness in your heart, you’ll be in a far better position to share, reach out, give and receive from others. ~The Pacific Institute


9. Congressman Walden’s Town Hall Schedule

Oregon.Flat.poleSecond District, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced today he will hold town halls in Wallowa, Union, Baker, Grant, Wheeler, Gilliam, and Sherman counties next week. Details on the meetings are included below.

“I’m looking forward to hearing from people across eastern Oregon at these town halls and providing them with an update on the issues I’m working on back in Congress. These forums are another important way for me to listen and answer questions, just as are telephone town halls, Facebook, Twitter, emails, phone calls, and regular old letters. Last year, I responded to more than 67,000 phone calls, letters, and emails from people across the Second District. It’s good to have people engaged in the process and willing to share their views,” said Walden.

Walden held town halls across eight counties in southern, central, and eastern Oregon in January and held town halls in Lake and Morrow counties in February. Just last week, Walden held town hall meetings in Hood River, Wasco, and Umatilla counties, bringing his town hall total to 161 since 2012. Walden’s upcoming town hall meetings next week will bring his town hall total to 168 since 2012, and Walden will have held town hall meetings in all 20 counties of Oregon’s Second District in the first three months of 2019.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

WHAT: Gilliam County Town Hall

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. PT

WHERE: Anderson Building/Wheatland Insurance, 307 S Main Street, Condon

WHAT: Sherman County Town Hall

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. PT

WHERE: Wasco School Events Center, 903 Barnett Street, Wasco


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

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