Sherman County eNews #83

CONTENTS

  1. Sherman County Photography Club, March 25

  2. Cottonwood Canyon State Park Lost Corral Trail Closure

  3. Sherman County: For The Record – Our Stories and Records

  4. Explore Wasco County with Historical Society’s Poker Run, April 14

  5. Congressman Greg Walden statement on Mueller report

  6. The Self in Development

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

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


“Life is a checkerboard, and the player opposite you is time. If you hesitate before moving, or neglect to move promptly, your men will be wiped off the board by time. You are playing against a partner who will not tolerate indecision!” ― Elbert Hubbard


1. Sherman County Photography Club, March 25

camera. photographSherman County Photography Club … March 25, 6pm OSU Building Moro
Open to everyone!
*** Landscape Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots ~~~
*** Show and Share monthly photo challenge of “Adventure”
*** Discuss and plan field trip/outing for April


2. Cottonwood Canyon State Park Lost Corral Trail Closure

Due to high water the Lost Corral Trail has been temporarily closed.  Please feel free to call the park at 541-394-0002 for current park conditions.


3. Sherman County: For The Record – Our Stories and Records

pen.markerSherman County: For the Record is the twice-yearly historical anthology published by the Sherman County Historical Society in Moro, Oregon. The many authors who contributed to For the Record provide a window into the past with memoirs, official records and photographs. The Society invites you to share your Sherman County stories or records. Contact the Sherman County Historical Society, P.O. Box 173, Moro, Oregon 97039 or contact editor Gladys Wesley at 541-565-3232. See Sherman County: For The Record 1983-2018:  https://www.shermanmuseum.org/publications-for-the-record.


4. Explore Wasco County with Historical Society’s Poker Run, April 14

car.blueWasco County Historical Society invites the public to join them in their Sunday, April 14th, 40-mile long “Poker Run”.  Registration is 10:00-1:00 in the parking lot at the Discovery Center & Museum.  Ten dollars per “hand” with multiple hands available.

The route follows the Historical Hwy. into Mosier, back into The Dalles over Sevenmile Hill, with optional stops along the way.  All motorized vehicles are welcome with the entire route being paved roads.  It’s a fun way to explore our history!  Additional details may be obtained from John Brookhouse at 541-980-0918.


5. Congressman Greg Walden statement on Mueller report

American flag2WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today released the following statement in response to Attorney General William Barr’s principal summary of the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation:

“I supported Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel and consistently supported ensuring his two-year investigation was free from any political influence. Special Counsel Mueller deserves the gratitude of all Americans for his public service and for conducting this important investigation with integrity and professionalism. His exhaustive work makes clear that President Trump and his campaign did not collude with the Russians. Period. The special counsel and his team came to this conclusion after a rigorous investigation that followed all leads to get to the facts. Now, those who promoted this conspiratorial theory should accept the facts of Mr. Mueller’s findings.”


6. The Self in Development

A few days ago, we talked about the possible selfishness of personal growth. Today, let’s add another angle to the discussion about whether pursuing personal growth is, indeed, selfish.

In Lou Tice’s mind, there was no question about it. Lou believed that we must have a caring relationship with ourselves before we can expect others to do so. However, being interested in personal growth doesn’t mean that you are selfish. In fact, it is quite the contrary.

In his book, “The Psychology of Romantic Love,” Nathaniel Brandon wrote that, “The first affair we must consummate successfully is the love affair with ourselves. Only then are we ready for other love relationships.”

You see, no matter how concerned we are about others, we are ultimately responsible only for ourselves. If we feel inadequate and victimized, then we have no power to offer another person security and strength. In this instance, less is definitely not more.

Self-development means being the best you can be and giving the best you can give. It means asking yourself, “If I were living with me, would I want to stay around?” Then, depending upon the answer, you change what you need to change without making a big deal about it.

You see, although there are tremendous personal benefits to self-development, it is perhaps in your relationships that a commitment to personal growth will bring you the most gratifying changes. The more of you there is, the greater you are within yourself, then the more there is to give to others. ~The Pacific Institute


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

Oregon.Flat.poleHere are 10 numbers that illustrate some of this week’s big, and small, Oregon political stories.

$31,200: Approximate amount most state legislators will be paid this year, according to OPB, after a 28 percent raise Feb. 1.

63: Percent by which some lawmakers want to increase their pay through a new proposal, OPB reports.

350: People whose personal information may have been compromised due to a data breach at the Oregon Department of Human Services, according to The Oregonian.

9: DHS employees who opened “phishing” emails and clicked on links inside, allowing an outside party to gain access to their state email accounts, The Oregonian reported.

68: Percent increase in the number of “super commuters” in the Portland area — people for whom it takes an hour and half or more to get to work — since 2005, according to Willamette Week.

104: Percent increase in the number of Portlanders working from home since then.

2,400: Artworks commissioned by the state since 1975 that will now be available to search for online at state-of- -art-collection.org/, according to the Register-Guard.

800: Artists featured in the state’s One Percent for Art collection, which dedicates 1 percent of certain state construction funds to acquire public art.

15: Recommendations state auditors made to the Oregon Department of Education in 2017 to improve alternative and online education, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.

0: Recommendations that the department has fully implemented as of this month, the Secretary of State said in a follow-up report this week. It has partially implemented three of the recommendations made more than a year ago.


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

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