Sherman County eNews #138

CONTENTS

  1. Notice. Frontier TeleNet Budget Committee Meeting, May 23

  2. Sherman County 4-H News: Swine Club & Pans on Fire

  3. Express Yourself with Confidence

  4. Remember, Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns!

  5. History Tidbits for Memorial Day: Sherman County World War I Casualties

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


Life has its problems and the greatest enemy is he who would solve them for us. ~ Giles L. French, These Things We Note 7-23-1954


1. Notice. Frontier TeleNet Budget Committee Meeting, May 23

dollar.sign1A public meeting of the Frontier Telenet Budget Committee, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, will be held at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Circuit Court room, 221 S. Oregon St., Condon, Oregon. The meeting will take place on May 23, 2019 at 10:00 am.  The purpose of this meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.

A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 3, 2019 by calling (541) 793-2912 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm for an appointment or by emailing records@frontier-telenet.org. The budget is also posted online at https://frontiertelenet.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/FY-2019-2020-Proposed-Budget-Document.pdf.


2. Sherman County 4-H News: Swine Club & Pans on Fire

4-H clover1The Sherman County Swine club met on April 28th 2019. The meeting was called to order at 5:00 At this meeting everyone was there besides Allison.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Michael Blagg and the 4-H pledge was led by T’Sharra. At this meeting we went over presentation ideas, club sweatshirts, weigh in and we talked about the PED Virus. Cadence and Addie did advancement presentations. Our next meeting will be on May 20, 2019 at the Sherman County Extension Office. The meeting was adjourned at 5:40. Signed Bailey Coelsch

The Pans on Fire outdoor cooking club met on May 20, 2019 at 3:40pm at the Extension Office.  Attending were Zach, Emma S, Emma R, Ivan, Dalton, Bailey, Haley, Savanna, Lexi, Annalise.  Pledge of Allegiance led by Dalton, 4-H pledge by Savanna.  What we did during the meeting:  We did the pledges.  The three parts of the fire triangle and “acted” like a fire.  We cooked on coals in Instant Grills.  We had groups of two for the fire.  We cut stuff for hamburgers.  Next meeting will be an outdoor cooking workshop Friday June 14 9am-noon at Deschutes Park.  Meeting adjourned at 5:00pm.  Signed Zach Banks, News Reporter


3. Express Yourself with Confidence

Have you ever heard it said that someone has “the gift of gab?” Do you believe that verbal ability is a gift – something some were born with? How easy is it for you to express yourself in words? Do you have any trouble doing it in front of a group? Do you believe that some people just have the gift of gab while others don’t – and that’s that?

The truth is, the ability to express yourself in language and the ability to speak in front of a group are learned skills, just like pretty much everything else in life. Think back for a moment. Were you encouraged to express yourself as a child? Or were you told that children should be seen and not heard? Did your teachers encourage you to talk or did they try to keep you quiet as much as possible? In other words, did you have a patient and sympathetic audience to help you learn?

Effective speaking to others or to a group is a skill that is learned, step by step. It is built on understanding the subject, experience, and on realizing that the anxiety you feel doesn’t mean you don’t have the ability, but rather that you don’t have the practice. You are at that level of Conscious Incompetence in Noel Burch’s Four Stages of Learning, moving toward Conscious Competence – putting practice to your skills.

If you’d like to improve your ability to express yourself, there is something that you can do. You can use goal-setting, mental and physical rehearsals, and positive affirmations to help. And you can begin building your confidence by taking small steps toward your goal.

Watch people who do it well and learn from them. Watching Ted Talks can provide a wealth of opportunities to learn how others approach their subject matter and their audiences. The most important thing, though, is to believe that you have enormous potential for growth in this area, if you will only act on that belief. ~The Pacific Institute


4. Remember, Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns!

life-jacketEvery year thousands of people in the United States mourn the loss of loved ones who could have survived if they had been wearing a life jacket.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with Safe Kids Columbia Gorge (SKCG), would like to encourage everyone to wear their life jacket this summer.

“If you don’t have a life jacket, you can borrow one from any of our life jacket loaner board locations.” says Amber Tilton, park ranger with the Corps.  Since 2012 the Corps and Safe Kids have partnered to install life jacket loaner boards along the Lower Columbia River at popular parks, boat ramps and swim beaches.  “It’s a community effort” says Tilton.  “Multiple agencies participate and the list of loaner board locations keeps growing. Drowning is preventable and by providing access to life jackets we can reduce the number of recreational fatalities, if you wear it!”

The Corps and Safe Kids Columbia Gorge would like to say thank you to all their partners in safety for hosting a loaner board at their site.  To learn more about how to keep yourself and others safe, visit www.pleasewearit.com and https://www.safekids.org/coalition/safe-kids-columbia-gorge.

Remember, Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns!

Lower Columbia River Life Jacket Loaner Board Locations

Bonneville Lock & Dam / Lake Bonneville

Bonneville Lock and Dam, Washington Shore

Managing Agency –

USACE

 

Hamilton Island

Boat Ramp

Located approximately 1 mile west of Bonneville Lock and Dam Highway 14.  Turn on to Dam Access Road, traveling west. Turn left at boat ramp signed intersection.  Loaner board is at the boat ramp.

 

Hood River Waterfront Park

Managing Agency –

Port of Hood River

City of Hood River

 

Swim Beach

Day Use Area by Marina

 

Located at Interstate 84, exit 63 (Hood River/City Center). Loaner board is located on Portway Avenue at the swim beach. The other loaner board is at the Port Marina Swim beach, exit 62.
Mayer State Park

Managing Agency –

Oregon State Parks

 

Boat Ramp Located at Interstate 84, exit 76. Turn North toward the river and then left to the boat ramp. Loaner board is at the boat ramp.

 

The Dalles Marina

Managing Agency –

Port of The Dalles

 

Boat Ramp Located at Interstate 84, exit 86 (City Center/The Dalles). Turn North toward the river. Marina is on the left. Loaner board is at the boat ramp.

 

The Dalles Riverfront Park

Managing Agency – North Wasco County Parks and Recreation

 

Swim Beach Located at Interstate 84, exit 86 (City Center/The Dalles). Turn North toward the river. Park is on the right. Loaner board is by the Kayak Shack.

 


The Dalles Lock & Dam/Lake Celilo

Columbia Hills State Park

Managing Agency –

Washington State Parks

Boat Ramp Located 1 mile east of the Highway 97 and Highway 14 intersection at mile marker 85. Enter park and follow main road to boat ramp. Loaner board is at the boat ramp.

 

Celilo Park

Managing Agency – USACE

Boat Ramp Located at Interstate 84, exit 97. Turn North toward the river. Turn left in to the park. Go to west end parking lot. Loaner board is at the boat ramp.

 

Heritage Landing

Managing Agency –

Oregon State Parks

 

Boat Ramp Accessible from Interstate 84, exit 97, turn south. At stop sign turn left on OR-206 E/​Celilo-Wasco Highway.  In approximately 3 miles turn right on Old Moody Road/Highway 143.  Loaner board is at the boat ramp.

 

Maryhill State Park

Managing Agency –

Washington State Parks

 

Swim Beach

Boat Ramp

Accessible from Interstate 84, exit 104. Cross Biggs Bridge at Highway 97. Just past bridge turn right at Maryhill Fruit Stand. Park is on right.  Drive to east end of the park. Loaner board is between the boat ramp and swim beach.

 

 

John Day Lock & Dam / Lake Umatilla

Giles French Park

Managing Agency –

USACE

Boat Ramp Located at Interstate 84, Exit 109.  Turn south then right. Going east toward the John Day Dam, the loaner board is located on the left, at the boat ramp.
LePage Park

Managing Agency –

USACE

Swim Beach

Boat Ramp

Located at Interstate 84, exit 114. Turn south then left just past entrance booth for the boat ramp, stay straight for the beach. Loaner boards are located next to the boat ramp and at swim beach.

 

 
Philippi Park

Managing Agency –

USACE

Swim Beach Located approximately 10 miles upstream from the mouth of the John Day River, Philippi is only accessible only by boat. Loaner board is located at the swim beach.
Plymouth Park

Managing Agency –

USACE

Boat Ramp

Swim Beach

Accessible from Interstate 84, exit 179 take Interstate 82 toward Hermiston. Take Exit 131 (Highway 14/Plymouth). Go west. Turn left on South Plymouth Road (turns to Christie Road). Turn left entering park (just past Olive Street). Loaner Boards are at the day use area swim beach and boat ramp.

 

 

Life jackets come in many styles, sizes, and colors. Choose the right one that fits you properly and make sure to wear it correctly. There is a life jacket for every kind of water activity including swimming.  One of the most comfortable life jackets for adult swimmers to wear is a manual, belt-type, inflatable life jacket. If you wear an inflatable life jacket of any kind make sure you know how it works, how to inflate it, inspect it before every use, how to rearm the CO2 cartridge, and repack it properly.


5. History Tidbits for Memorial Day: Sherman County World War I Casualties 

flag.verticalWorld War I 1917-1918 – Official List: Sherman County Casualties

Names of officers and enlisted men from Oregon who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces during World War I are posted here:  http://shermancountyoregon.com/sherman-county/sherman-county-military/sherman-county-military-information-world-war-i/.


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

bird.owl.limbReport: Oregon Will See More Deaths Than Births In Next Decade

Commentary: No Debate: Capitalism vs. Socialism

The Epoch Times: 7 Reasons Why the Uranium One Scandal Won’t Go Away

Brilliant Maps: The Year Women Got the Vote by Country

3 Reasons Why USDA Shouldn’t Give Special Aid to Farmers Hit by Tariffs

Reps. Scalise, Walden: The truth about ‘Medicare for all’ – Plan would make you pay for abortions

East Oregonian: Oregon Cap and trade takes significant step toward reality

Union Pacific will lay off nearly 200 in Hermiston


 

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