Sherman County eNews #235

CONTENTS

  1. Fasten Emergency Information on Your Child’s Car Seat

  2. Smart Phone Camera Tips Offered in Upcoming Class

  3. Classes: Fiber Arts, Knitting, Leather Jewelry, Photography, Pottery & Sculpture

  4. Calling all aspiring poets! Online Poetry Classes Beginning, Sept. 23

  5. Corps of Engineers officials: Bonneville navigation lock to return to service Sept. 30

  6. Greg Walden Statement on EPA’s Revision to Waters of the United States

  7. A Vintage Evening Benefit at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, Oct. 5

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


1. Fasten Emergency Information on Your Child’s Car Seat

boy.telephonetalkWay too often do firefighters come upon a car wreck with child(ren) in the car who are too young to have any info and parents are unconscious. It takes 2 minutes of your time to write out child’s name, DOB, parents names, DOB, emergency contacts and any medical conditions, any meds your child is on and even child’s doctor, then stick it to the child’s car seat. This helps EMS a ton and can also help save your child’s life. ~Rose City Fire Department, Michigan


2. Smart Phone Camera Tips Offered in Upcoming Class

Smartphone cameras are a powerful tool, if you know how to use them and discover all the photography apps for even more versatility. This fall, Columbia Gorge Community College offers “Phone and Tablet Photography and Video,” a non-credit class through Community Education. The class is designed to help you make the most of your smartphone camera. Learn how to take higher quality images and edit like a pro with in-phone apps. This course covers everything from the basics of composition and stabilization, to using specific apps to edit and score video. The cost is $75. Classes are Oct. 18 and Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hood River – Indian Creek Campus.  Visit online at cgcc.edu/community-ed to register. Or call (541) 506-6011 for more information.


3. Classes: Fiber Arts, Knitting, Leather Jewelry, Photography, Pottery & Sculpture

lana-architetto-francesc-01Autumn is full of color. What a perfect time to explore your artistic side!  Columbia Gorge Community College Community Education offers non-credit art classes beginning in September. Explore your creative side by taking classes in such topics as Fiber Arts, Gourd Art, Knitting, Leather Jewelry, Photography, Pottery and Sculpture. Check online at cgcc.edu/community-ed for times and to register. Or call (541) 506-6011 for more information.


4. Calling all aspiring poets! Online Poetry Classes Beginning, Sept. 23

pencil.sharpColumbia Gorge Community College is offering three online poetry classes this fall. “Poetry Writing: Inspired by the Pacific Northwest,” “Poetry Writing: Haiku” and “Poetry Writing: Poetic Forms” are all offered on-line beginning Sept. 23. Take these online non-credit classes from anywhere, any time that works for you during the 12-week term. Each course is $100. To learn more and register, visit cgcc.edu/community-ed or call (541) 506-6011.


5. Corps of Engineers officials: Bonneville navigation lock to return to service Sept. 30

Portland, Ore. — The Bonneville navigation lock will return to service, allowing vessels to pass through the lock, beginning 10 a.m. Sept. 30, according to officials at the Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

“It’s important to recognize the patience from our Columbia River users, who depend on this critical piece of infrastructure to run their businesses,” said Portland District Commander Col. Aaron Dorf.

“This lock closure is significant, which is why our engineers, experts and contractors are working tirelessly to ensure we get the locks back in service as quickly as possible. It is not lost on anyone in the Portland District that this outage has tremendous impacts to Columbia River users,” he said. “Between now and Sept. 30, our teams will be working around the clock to construct the new sill to restore Columbia River traffic.”

The navigation lock was closed on Thursday, Sept. 5 after lock operators detected problems with the lock during operation.

Engineers “dewatered” the lock Sept. 6, performed an inspection and discovered that the downstream concrete sill, a structure against which lock gates create a water-tight seal, had cracks. The Corps then closed the lock to vessels on the river.

According to the Portland District engineering team, the damage they observed was unusual, and the annual inspections of the dam, last performed January 2017, did not reveal any abnormalities.

Portland District awarded the emergency repair contract to Advanced American Construction, based here in Portland, and crews began demolition and removal of the concrete sill, which measures approximately 5 ft. tall, 9 1/2 ft. wide and about 100 ft. long.

Work on the lock will include demolition, drilling holes for rebar, forming the new sill structure and allowing time for the concrete to cure.

For the duration of the repairs, the Bradford Island Visitor Center, as well as recreation areas on Bradford and Robins islands, (Oregon side) are temporarily closed due to the navigation lock issue.

The fish hatchery at Bonneville is unaffected by the navigation lock and open to visitors; officials encourage visitors to be aware of construction traffic while driving through the Bonneville Dam project area. The Corps’ Washington Shore Visitor Complex is also open, and features interactive exhibits, powerhouse tours and fish viewing.

For the latest information, photos and updates on the Bonneville navigation lock repair, visit the Portland District website at <https://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/&gt;, our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/PortlandCorps <file:///C:\Users\g2pa9kls\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Content.Outlook\15WUXW2S\www.facebook.com\PortlandCorps> or twitter <https://twitter.com/PortlandCorps&gt;.


6. Rep. Greg Walden Statement on EPA’s Revision to Waters of the United States [WOTUS]

Today, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released a statement applauding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for repealing the Obama-era rules concerning “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS).

Walden has heard concerns from many farmers and ranchers across Oregon that the 2015 Obama Administration WOTUS ruling was overreaching and would negatively impact their work. The old WOTUS ruling greatly expanded the EPA’s jurisdiction and control over local land use decisions. Under the 2015 ruling, the EPA could potentially regulate bodies of water such as irrigation and drainage ditches on farmland, causing uncertainty for farmers who potentially faced litigation or onerous permit requirements under the previous “Waters of the United States” definition.

“Farmers and ranchers across Oregon have expressed their concerns with the overreaching Obama-era definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS),” said Walden. “They worried that the intermittent stream or irrigation ditch would be subject to burdensome new federal regulation. The EPA’s release of the final rule, which abolishes the Obama-era rule, is welcome news across rural Oregon. I applaud President Trump and his administration for listening to our farmers and ranchers and acting to repeal the flawed original rule and appropriately redefine Waters of the United States.”

The Administration’s new and final rule abolishes the previous heavy-handed WOTUS rules and replaces it with improved guidelines that take into consideration the well-being of rural Americans.


7. A Vintage Evening Benefit at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, Oct. 5

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center hosts A Vintage Evening “Boots, Hoots & BBQ” auction fundraiser, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., BBQ dinner starts 6:30 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive in The Dalles. Enjoy music by DJ Randy Haines, sample from the whisky, wine & beer bar, and help raise funds for the museum through this live and silent auction. Tickets $45 per person, $400 per table for 10. This is a 21 and older event. Tickets on sale now at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. Call 541-296-8600 x 201 or visit http://www.gorgediscovery.org for more information.


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

bird.owl3Journey Through Time Scenic Byway

Oregon Fast Facts

Heritage Foundation: 8 Stubborn Facts About Gun Violence

Eastern Oregon Minnow Removed From The Endangered Species List


 

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Sherman County eNews #234

CONTENTS

  1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

  2. CLASSIFIEDS

  3. CALENDAR


1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS


2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)

eNEWS POLICIES:

CLASSIFIED ADS. Free classified ads are published on Fridays. The deadline is Wednesday at 5. Please submit ads by using the Submit News page. Include who, what, where, when, & how, contact information and the final Friday date for posting your ad (shown by the date at the end of the ad, for example, 3/17), and under 50 words if possible. This service is limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome. Please share your Thank You and Congratulatory Notes and Joyful News (anniversaries, achievements, awards, births, birthdays, graduations, weddings, etc.) here. No posters or flyers.

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

Appreciation can make a day – even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. ~Margaret Cousins 

JOYFUL NEWS!

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

SHERMAN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM. A Night at the Museum. Limited tickets available for this fundraiser event. Local brews and local catering for a great Night at the Museum. VIP ticket holders will be bused to a surprise location in the county, receive a special brew sample with appetizers, an exclusive tour of the mystery venue and then bused back for the main event. It will be a great event showcasing local breweries that are bringing their favorite brews and an evening at the museum with dinner provided. There will also be a silent auction. VIP tickets $50 & Regular tickets $35. Call 541-565-3232. Thank you in advance for supporting this event and we will see you Sept. 14th! 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

VOLUNTEER FOR QUILTS FOR COPS WORKSHOP. 8 more “Quilts for Cops” needed. 6 officers in Philadelphia and 2 in Oregon. Consider joining us for the Quilts for Cops” workshop here in Wasco on September 21. 9-4:30. $35.00 includes kit/pattern and food. Please pre-register so they know how many kits to bring or send a donation to me, just write check to Quilts for Cops. It costs about $20-25 to send each quilt to the recipient. Carol MacKenzie. PO Box 85 Wasco, Or 97065. 9/13

EMPLOYMENT:

CHILD CARE PROVIDERS. ABC Huskies Child Care currently has available two (2) full-time and two (2) part-time Assistant Provider positions. Applicants must be able to work flexible hours and experience is preferred but will train. For an application and further details, you may contact Mika at 541-442-5024 or email abchuskies@yahoo.com. Employment application is available on our website at www.abchuskiesdaycare.com.  If you love children, this is a great opportunity to work with professional child care providers in a home-like environment!  9/13 

SERVICES: 

SHERMAN COUNTY BUSINESS DIRECTORY     https://www.co.sherman.or.us/businesses/

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION:

FOR SALE:

BOOK. Now available at The Sherman County Museum Store, Jane Kirkpatrick’s brand new book, “One More River to Cross.” $15.99 | Sherman County Historical Museum | Open 10-5 May through October | 541 565 3232. 10/18

LAWN MOWER. Husqvarna 23hp riding lawn mower with 48″ mower deck, only 47 hours and new battery. $1,000 or OBO. Contact: (541) 980-3406. 9/27

SHERMAN COUNTY CLASSIFIEDS, FACEBOOK   https://www.facebook.com/groups/1680690712181261/ 

SHOP LOCALLY! SHERMAN COUNTY BUSINESSES https://www.co.sherman.or.us/businesses/

 

 FOR RENT OR LEASE:  

FREE:

OREGON TRAVEL GUIDES. Sherman County Visitor Center at Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro. State and local visitor information.

LOST OR FOUND:

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WANTED:

VOLUNTEERS FOR QUILTS FOR COPS WORKSHOP. 8 more “Quilts for Cops” needed. 6 officers in Philadelphia and 2 in Oregon. Consider joining us for the Quilts for Cops” workshop here in Wasco on September 21. 9-4:30. $35.00 includes kit/pattern and food. Please pre-register so they know how many kits to bring or send a donation to me, just write check to Quilts for Cops. It costs about $20-25 to send each quilt to the recipient. Carol MacKenzie. PO Box 85 Wasco, Or 97065.

YOUR STORIES. Sherman County: For The Record Calls for Stories: AFS Exchange Students! Editor Gladys Wesley is working on the next issue of Sherman County: For The Record and needs your stories. She would like to receive stories from AFS exchange students about where they were from, their time in Sherman County, life after Sherman County and what they are doing now. She has one from Penny which was on FB and is a good example of what she is looking for. Please send the stories to Gladys at the email address info@shermanmuseum.org with subject line FTR Story. ~Sherman County Historical Society

SHERMAN COUNTY ARTISTS & CRAFTERS! It is not too late sign on as an artist/vendor for the “Wasco School Events Center Presents: An Afternoon of Sherman County Talent.” This fundraiser will be held on Sunday afternoon, October 20th, and will feature local talents sharing their works. We would love to hear from a few more of the talented folks of Sherman County who would like to be a part of this event to show off their works, make contacts with potential customers and even make some sales that day! Contact Melissa Kirkpatrick at WSEC, (541-442-5778) for more information.


3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

SHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT EVENTS CALENDAR   https://shermancountyschooldistrict.weebly.com/scsd-event-calendar.html

 The Times-Journal published the fall sports schedules and results! 

food.sack1SEPTEMBER

13 Community Renewable Energy Association (CREA) Board Meeting 10-1

14 A Night at the Museum – Sherman County Historical Society Benefit 541-565-3232

14 Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Meeting 10:30 Discovery Center

16 Hans the Produce Guy 4:30-6 Rufus Market

17 Hans the Produce Guy 8-9:30 Wasco Market

17 Hans the Produce Guy 9:45-11:05 Sage Mountain Primitives, Moro

17 Hans the Produce Guy 11:30-12:20 Grass Valley Market

17 Hans the Produce Guy 1-2 Shaniko Wagon Barn

17 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 4 The Dalles

17 Wasco City Council 7

18 Sherman County Court 9

20 Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting 10

21 Sherman High School Multi-Class Reunion 501-258-7299

21 Quilts for Cops Workshop 9-4:30 Wasco School Events Center

23 Hans the Produce Guy 4:30-6 Rufus Market

23 Sherman County Photography Club 6pm

23 Sherman County Photography Club OSU Extension Bldg Moro

24 Hans the Produce Guy 8-9:30 Wasco Market

24 Hans the Produce Guy 9:45-11:05 Sage Mountain Primitives, Moro

24 Hans the Produce Guy 11:30-12:20 Grass Valley Market

24 Hans the Produce Guy 1-2 Shaniko Wagon Barn

24 Sherman County School Dental Screening

24 Mid-Columbia Community Action Council Meeting 5:30 The Dalles

25-26 Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference, Ontario

26 Association of Oregon Counties District 3 Meeting 10-2 Boardman

27 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 2

27-29 Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree

flower.sunflower1OCTOBER

1 Moro City Council 7

2 Sherman County Court 9

2 All County Prayer Meeting Wasco Church of Christ social 6:30, prayer 7:00-8:30

3 Sherman County Fair Board Meeting 7

5 Farmers Market 10-4 Moro

5 Car is King at Maryhill Museum 10-4

7 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation Meeting 10-12 Sherman

7 Grass Valley City Council 7 City Hall

8 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2

9 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Board 12:30

9 Rufus City Council 7

9 Sherman County Scholarship Association 5:30 Library

11 Community Renewable Energy Association (CREA) Board Meeting 10-1

14 COLUMBUS DAY

14 Sherman County School Board Meeting 7

15 Frontier Regional 911 Board Meeting 1:30

15 Tri-County Community Corrections Board Meeting 3:30 Gilliam County

15 Wasco City Council 7

16 Sherman County Court 9

19 Sherman County School District Hall of Honor Celebration

20 Afternoon of Sherman County Talent (art show, silent auction) 2-5 Wasco School Events Center

23 Tri-County Court Meeting 10-2 Fossil

31 HALLOWEEN