Sherman County eNews #189


  1. Frontier Telenet Board of Directors Meeting & Agenda, July 24

  2. Sherman County Court’s Recent Approved Minutes Now Online

  3. Sherman County 4-H & FFA County Fair Exhibitors

  4. Moro Community Presbyterian Church Community Picnic, July 28

  5. 5th Annual Veteran Benefit Expo, July 27

  6. Quilts for Cops Workshop, Sept. 21

  7. Doing the Right Things, Right

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

1. Notice. Frontier Telenet Board of Directors Meeting & Agenda, July 24

Meeting Date/Time: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Meeting Location: Gilliam County Courthouse, 221 S. Oregon Street, Condon, OR

Teleconference Dial-in: 669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 610-876-288


1.0 Call to Order; Establish Quorum; Introductions; Additions/Revisions to Agenda

2.0 Public Comment

3.0 Financial Matters 3.1 Review and Accept Monthly Financial Summaries for June 2019

4.0 Old Business

4.1 AOC Report Checklist Next Steps: Update on Independent Systems Audit

4.2 AOC Report Checklist Next Steps: Discuss Request for Proposals for Management Services

4.3 Cottonwood Tower Site Update

4.4 Consider Approval of Proposal for Telecommunications Attorney Services

4.5 Consider Approval of Proposal for Roosevelt Site Repairs & Generator

4.6 Consider Approval of Bakeoven Tower Site Lease Agreement with Day Wireless

5.0 New Business

5.1 Gilliam County Fiber Project Update

6.0 Day Wireless Update

7.0 Public Comment

8.0 Adjournment

Additional Announcements:

  • With the exception of public hearings, the Frontier Board, in its sole discretion, may make changes to this agenda and/or address other matters it deems appropriate. In addition, the Frontier Board may at any time and without prior notice enter into an executive session in accordance with ORS 192.660(2).
  • The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made not less than 48 hours prior to the date/time the meeting is set to begin by contacting Judge N. Lynn Morley at 541-763-3460 or via email to

2. Notice. Sherman County Court’s Recent Approved Minutes Now Online

Approved minutes for the Sherman County Court’s June 5, 2019 Regular Session, June 11, 2019 Work Session, June 19, 2019 Regular Session, June 27, 2019 Special Session, and July 8, 2019 Work Session, are now available in the Archive of Sherman County Court Meeting Minutes

~ Kristi Brown, Sherman County Court, Deputy Clerk/Temporary Administrative Assistant

3. Notice. Sherman County 4-H & FFA County Fair Exhibitors 

4-H and FFA members….if you are planning to have exhibits at the Sherman County Fair….entry forms are due to the Extension Office by Monday July 22. In the mail, your family should have received a copy of the fair schedule and the 4-H/FFA section of the fair book. The entry form is at the back. Drop off at the Extension Office ASAP!

4. Moro Community Presbyterian Church Community Picnic, July 28

Sunday – -July 28th! Moro Presbyterian Church Annual Community Picnic. Moro City Park on Main Street in Moro. Short service and music at 10:45am followed by picnic and BBQ at noon. Bring a salad or dessert. Provided – -paper goods, hamburger/ hot dogs and drinks.  Fun children’s play area. Invite family, friends and neighbors. Picnic from 12 noon to 1:30. Everyone welcome!!! Questions? Call Pastor Bob Stone (971) 338-8247.  ~Submitted by Carol MacKenzie, Wasco

5. 5th Annual Veteran Benefit Expo, July 27

American flag1The fifth annual Veteran Benefit Expo, the state’s largest veteran benefit resource event, will be held in Pendleton next week, July 27th at the Pendleton Convention Center.  Doors open at 9 a.m.

Organized by the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs and in partnership with Oregon Lottery, the Expo is a one-stop shop for Oregon veterans to learn about and access the full range of their earned benefits and local resources, in areas such as health care, disability claims assistance, finance, home loans, long-term care, mental health, education, business, recreation and more.

Over 65 benefit agencies, nonprofits, service providers and benefit experts will be on hand to assist veterans and their families in learning about the resources available to them.

“One thing we hear from veterans year after year with this event is that they’re blown away by all the benefits and resources they never knew existed,” ODVA Director Kelly Fitzpatrick said. “Most come to the Expo with some idea of a few areas they want information in, but they always walk away with a whole lot more.”

The event moves to a new location each year, and has previously been hosted in Salem, Portland, Redmond and Medford. This year’s event will be its first time visiting eastern Oregon.

The Veteran Benefit Expo is free and open to all. Doors close at 3:00 p.m.

On Friday evening, July 26th at 6 to 7 p.m., ODVA is hosting a veteran’s town hall meeting at the same location. Director Kelly Fitzpatrick will provide a brief update about new veteran services and programs, as well as be available to answer questions and hear concerns from veterans living in Eastern Oregon.

For more information about the Expo, visit

6. Quilts for Cops Workshop, Sept. 21

Mark your calendar—Saturday September 21st. 8:30-4:30. all day QUILTS FOR COPS quilt workshop at Wasco School Events Center, Wasco, Oregon. Quilts for Cops will bring kits to make quilt tops that will be taken back to their headquarters in Sherwood and finished and given to wounded policemen and firemen all over the USA. It’s a way we can honor these dedicated public servants. More information forthcoming. Fee is about $35 which includes muffins, coffee, a light lunch plus the quilt kit! ~Submitted by Carol MacKenzie, Wasco

7. Doing the Right Things, Right

Have you ever thought about the difference between efficiency and effectiveness? They both sound good, but perhaps one is far better than the other. Most businesses want to run an efficient operation, and spend a lot of time and energy trying to get there. But it is equally, if not more, important to make your business effective.

Efficiency means doing things with a minimum of effort – low input for high output. In other words, efficiency means doing things right. But what things? This is a very important question! You see, effectiveness is doing the right things right, and that is what you want to aim for. You can be as efficient as the dickens at doing the wrong things.

You can practice the wrong technique or the wrong moves until you have them down perfectly. Then, you are going to wonder and worry about why your business is failing, why your customers are not coming back, why sales are down and profits are dropping, even though everything is working like a well-oiled machine.

When you visualize yourself or your business, refrain from just seeing yourself doing things right. See yourself doing the right things right. And remember that sometimes the right thing, even if done imperfectly, can beat the heck out of a flawless performance of the wrong thing. This holds true for everyone, not just those of you in business. It makes just as much sense for athletes, homemakers, teachers and students – anyone who really cares about the pursuit of excellence.

It is great to be efficient, but effectiveness is what you really want. Isn’t it? ~The Pacific Institute

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