Sherman County eNews #93

CONTENTS

  1. Notice of Special City of Moro Council Meeting, April 9

  2. Notice. Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting, April 8

  3. Notice. Wasco School Events Center Board of Directors Meeting, April 10

  4. Notice. Sherman County Court Citizen-Reporter & Meeting Minutes Online

  5. Sherman County Senior & Community Center Meal Menu Update

  6. Corps begins spring spill operations with new flexibility to benefit fish and hydropower

  7. Standing Up To Fear

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

  9. Spanish Scholarship Winners to Study in the United States


1. Notice of Special City of Moro Council Meeting, April 9

CITY OF MORO
Notice is given that the Moro City Council will hold a Special Public Meeting on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 07:00 p.m. at City Hall, 104 1st Street, Moro, Oregon 97039.

AGENDA:
1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER
2. 6TH STREET DISCUSSION AND VOTE
3. ADJOURNMENT

Next Scheduled Regular Council Meeting – May 7, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.
**If necessary an Executive Session may be held in accordance with ORS 192.660.


2. Notice. Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting, April 8

The Sherman County School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Monday, April 8, 2019, that will include an executive session. The executive session will begin at 6:30 p.m. pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(i) for the annual evaluation of the superintendent and ORS 192.660(2)(a) to consider the employment of a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent. The Regular Board Meeting will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held in the Sherman County School/Public Library.

Topics on the regular board meeting agenda include Comments related to agenda items from Visitors; Presentations and Recongitions; Consent Agenda; Reports and Presentations by Superintendent Wes Owens, K-12 Administrator Mike Somnis & Athletic Director Mike Somnis; Unfinished business: Complete Superintendent Evaluation, School Signage Updates; New business: Resolution Services, Secretary of State Correspondence, Approve Football Co-op with Condon, Superintendent Contract, 2019-2020 Budget Information Update, Appointment of NCESD Budget Committee Member, Custodial Position Posting/Instructional Assistant Work Hour; Audience Communications related to non-agenda items; Future Agenda Items, Closing Comments and Next Steps. Next regular board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on May 13, 2019.


3. Notice. Wasco School Events Center Board of Directors Meeting, April 10

The Wasco School Events Center Board of Directors will hold a meeting on April 10th 2019 at 1:00PM at the WSEC (903 Barnett St.) Public is Welcome to Attend!


4. Notice. Sherman County Court Citizen-Reporter & Meeting Minutes Online

The April edition of the Citizen Reporter is currently published online and can be found at https://www.co.sherman.or.us/the-citizen-reporter/.

Approved minutes for the March 20, 2019, Regular Sessions are now available in the Archive of County Court Meeting Minutes https://www.co.sherman.or.us/county-meeting-minutes-archive/.


5. Sherman County Senior & Community Center Meal Menu Update

For April 24th we will be serving Salisbury Steak with mashed potatoes and gravy instead of Chicken Fried Steak, and on April 26th we will be serving Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken instead of Ham Fried Rice. We hope to see you all for lunch one day soon! Come say hi to our new head cook Kristi Lesh, and congratulations to Cindy Heater-Judah on her retirement!  ~Kari Silcox, Manager, Sherman County Senior & Community Center


6. Corps begins spring spill operations with new flexibility to benefit fish and hydropower

COLUMBIA-SNAKE RIVERS, OR & WA — USACE NORTHWESTERN DIVISION NEWS RELEASE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin implementing its 2019 Fish Operations Plan at the four lower Snake River dams April 3, and at the lower Columbia River dams April 10. The 2019 plan includes spill and transport operations for the spring and summer juvenile fish passage seasons at these dams, as specified in the NOAA Fisheries 2019 Columbia River System Biological Opinion.

Read more at: https://www.nwd.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/Article/1803704/corps-begins-spring-spill-operations-with-new-flexibility-to-benefit-fish-and-h/


7. Standing Up to Fear

What are you afraid of? It doesn’t matter whether it’s speaking in public or snakes on a plane, if you really want to conquer your fears, you can.

Let’s talk for a few moments about fear. Fear can be either a valuable ally or a vicious enemy. It can keep you safe and prevent you from taking dangerous chances, but it can also stop you from taking the risks you must take if you are to grow and change for the better.

It’s important to understand that fear itself can’t hurt you. One way to look at fear is as a negative rehearsal of the future. You imagine yourself in a certain situation, and you foresee painful results. Now, your imagination is so powerful, that when you see yourself in this painful situation, it produces a response in your body that says, “Stop!” And sometimes, that’s the appropriate thing to do.

But other times, what you really need to do is go forward, especially when you are working toward a goal that is important to you. Fear is just another obstacle to go over, around or through on your way to your goals. It’s a rock in the road, not an impervious force field.

A good technique that will help you go beyond fear is to deliberately and repeatedly imagine yourself calmly moving past it. Then, see the positive results clearly and vividly. If you can stay focused on the beneficial aspects and really feel the good feelings that go with it, you will be creating a positive rehearsal of the future that will far outweigh and overrule your fear.

Each time to blow past your fears, you will be growing stronger and more capable. And, at the same time, providing a role model for others who already admire you for standing up to your fears. ~The Pacific Institute


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

 Secretary of State Bev Clarno took her ceremonial Oath of Office

3 Keys to the Economic Viability of Small Towns

Fact Check.org | Keeping Politicians Accountable

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Report of March 22, 2019: The Political Cover-up of the Century?


9. Spanish Scholarship Winners to Study in the United States

ASSE Student Exchange Programs is now looking for American families to host high school students from Spain. All these exceptional students have received scholarships through a partnership with the Amancio Ortega Foundation in Spain. The Foundations goal is to bring Spanish scholarship students to the USA. The Foundation carefully screens and selects 100 students who have passed the high academic qualifications as well as being financial need based to provide a full scholarship for them to study in the USA for one academic year.

The students come from all over Spain, and are chosen as ambassadors of Spain to learn and grow from their year abroad in the USA, in order to come home to Spain and apply what they have learned to their home town, community and country. These students would not have this opportunity if not for this generous Foundation in Spain. ASSE is proud to be a part of this prestigious program, and know that our host families and schools will appreciate these students and their hard work ethic and desire to grow and learn from their American families and schools.

ASSE is currently seeking host families for these well-qualified, bright, motivated and well-screened students coming from all areas of Spain. By living with local host families and attending local high schools, the Spanish scholarship students acquire an understanding of American values and build on leadership skills. Upon returning home in the spring, the students will share what they have learned while in America and will make a significant difference in their country!

To become a host family or find out more about ASSE and the prestigious Spanish Scholarship Program, please contact us, call (800) 733-2773, go online at www.ASSEhosts.com or email asseusawest@asse.com

Founded by the Swedish National Department of Education, ASSE International (formerly American Scandinavian Student Exchange) is a non-profit, tax-exempt, public benefit organization. ASSE is officially designated as an exchange visitor program by the United States Department of State and cooperates with the Canadian Provincial Ministries of Education.