Weather: June Outlook and the May Monthly Climate Summary with Graphs
All County Prayer Meeting, June 5
Estate Planning Seminar Wednesday June 12th
Wildfire Season Approaching: Know Evacuation Levels
History Tidbits: Notes from The Golden Land by Giles L. French, 1958
Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
At the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin was asked if the delegates had formed a republic or a monarchy. “A republic,” he responded, “if you can keep it.”
1. Weather: June Outlook and the May Monthly Climate Summary with Graphs
You can find the June outlook and the May
monthly climate summary AND GRAPHS (toggle between color and gray) for Moro at
~Marilyn Lohmann, National Weather Service Pendleton, 541-276-7832
2. All County Prayer Meeting, June 5
The All County Prayer Meeting will be Wednesday June 5th @ the Wasco Methodist Church. Fellowship starts at 6:30 PM, Pray time starts at 7:00 PM and ends at 8:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to come and join the meeting, come and join in when you can get there and stay as long as you can. Thank you, Red Gibbs
3. Estate Planning Seminar Wednesday June 12th
Next Wednesday June 12th at 6:00 PMwill be an estate planning seminar at the Senior Center in Moro. The seminar will cover the basics of estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate, etc.) and also more advanced topics (Oregon death tax, natural resource credit, gifting strategies, etc.). Title of the seminar is “When Your Legacy Is Tied To The Land.” Hosts will be financial advisor Aaron “A.J.” Thompson, estate planning attorney Jeff Patterson (Bend), and subject matter expert Melanie Samsa (Portland). Estate planning is important and not having a plan or an updated plan can burden beneficiaries. Seminar is open to the public at no cost. Refreshments and desserts from Sweetheart bake shop will be provided. Hosts will stay after to answer specific questions. For more information call 541-388-5613. Senior Center address is 300 Dewey Street Moro, OR 97039.
4. Wildfire Season Approaching: Know Evacuation Levels
Salem – June 3, 2019 – Parts of Oregon are already heading into wildfire season and given the serious season that Oregon, and other parts of the West Coast, experienced last year, Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management offers an important reminder about evacuation levels. The statewide “Ready, Set, Go” system is used to notify communities that they are facing a threat and are used for floods, fires and other hazards.
“An important part of wildfire preparedness is familiarity with statewide evacuation levels,” says OEM Director Andrew Phelps. “Wildfires can come without warning and move quickly, so residents need to prepare now in case they have to leave their home.”
- Level 1 Evacuation means “BE READY” for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.
- Level 2 Evacuation means “BE SET” to evacuate. You should be ready to leave at a moment’s notice as this level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area. Residents may have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk.
- Level 3 Evacuation means “GO” Evacuate NOW – leave immediately! Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home.
OEM partners with the Department of Forestry, the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Keep Oregon Green and other state agencies each year to promote wildfire awareness and preparedness, and urges all Oregon communities to always follow directions of emergency officials during evacuations.
“We want to make sure every Oregonian is safe this fire season and that you are prepared for any hazard we face,” says Phelps.
5. History Tidbits: Notes from The Golden Land by Giles L. French, 1958
Notes…. not quotes:
- First school — Jesse Eaton hired Jane Byrd to teach a few weeks of school at the Eaton home (just north of the cemeteries N of Wasco) and all pupils were Eatons.
- Winter 1872-73 Samuel Price (Sand Springs W of Wasco) hired Ella Stark to teach the Price-Masiker children, and the next winter taught by Jeanne Walker.
- About 1874 Price and Eaton built a small schoolhouse in Mud Hollow near the Emigrant Road (Oregon Trail) and Mrs. Morrison of The Dalles came to teach. Except for her son, all pupils were Eaton-Price-Masiker.
- First school district was organized in 1881 and a school house was built in China Hollow below the Scott Canyon Road. Miss Liza Jory taught Eaton, Gibson, Gerking, Soules, Gorsen, Medler, Dunlap, Richelderfer and Peugh pupils.
- There have been 44 school districts in the county, the most being in operation in 1905 with 35 in session. Enrollment in the county in 1910 was 673.
6. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do