Sherman County eNews #373

Table of Contents

1. Notice: Sherman School District Design Committee Updated, Dec. 3

2. Editorial Note: Christmas Shopping at Sherman County Businesses

3. James Robert Tatum 1947-2015

4. The Dalles Art Center Holiday Show, Dec. 3

5. Man Arrested After Highway 97 Stand-off South of Biggs in Sherman County 

6. Children, Anger & Violence

7. Walden, Merkley convene Klamath Basin water meeting with key

leaders in the U.S. House and Senate 


1. Notice: Sherman School District Design Committee Updated, Dec. 3

With the inclement weather, the design committee meeting that was originally scheduled for Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. has been postponed until tomorrow, Thursday, December 3 at 1:30 p.m.

2. Editorial: Christmas Shopping at Sherman County Businesses 

To: Sherman County Businesses

From: Sherry Kaseberg, Editor/Publisher, Sherman County eNews

About: Christmas shopping ads

Our old friend, Pat Macnab, believed that if each family spent another $100 a month in Sherman County, the results would be significant!

Sherman County eNews encourages Sherman County businesses placing an ad in eNews or the Times-Journal or The Dalles Chronicle. It will make a difference!

Sherman County eNews publishes free classifieds on Fridays, deadline Wednesdays at 5. Include who, what, where, when, how, why… with a final Friday date (shown in small numerals at the end of the ad), contact information, under 50 words if possible, and limited to the area Columbia River south to include Shaniko and Antelope and between the John Day and Deschutes rivers. Links welcome. No attachments, photos or illustrations.

Submit your ad for Friday classifieds by clicking on SUBMIT NEWS on the new eNews blog

3. James Robert Tatum 1947-2015

James Robert Tatum was born February 13, 1947, in The Dalles, Ore., and passed away November 18, 2015 in Shoreline Washington.

He lived in the Seattle, Bothell, Redmond and Kirkland areas of Washington.  Jim was a radar man on the U.S.S. Cavalier during the Viet Nam war. He was married for 34 years to Barbara Tatum. He owned Surrey North Auto Repair in Bellevue for 20 years. He was married for 34 years to Barbara Tatum.

Jim enjoyed hunting deer on the family ranch in Oregon, and fishing off his boat in Washington.  He is survived by his son, Devan Tatum; his mother, Geraldine Tatum (92 years old); his sister, Bonnie Shupe; and his brother Bill Tatum.  He will be buried in the family plot in Kent, Ore. A private family service will be held in The Dalles, Oregon.


4. The Dalles Art Center Holiday Show, Dec. 3

Join us for our Holiday Show and reception

at The Dalles Art Center on

Thursday. December 3rd, from 5-7 p.m.

220 East 4th Street, The Dalles OR



5. Man Arrested After Highway 97 South of Biggs in Sherman County 

~ Update by Oregon State Police On Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at approximately 9:00 a.m. Oregon State Police (OSP) Sergeant John Katzenstein, of The Dalles Area Command, stopped to check on 2006 Ford van that was parked along US 97 approximately 6 miles south of Biggs Junction. When he checked out with the vehicle, Sergeant Katzenstein was advised by OSP dispatch that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of The Dalles area on November 27th, 2015. Sergeant Katzenstein could see that the van was occupied by at least one individual and requested assistance. An additional OSP Trooper and a Sherman County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) Deputy responded to assist. After initially complying with officers orders to exit the van, the suspect, Dean Allen BROMLEY, age 24, of The Dalles, jumped back inside of the vehicle. Despite repeated requests from officers on scene, BROMLEY refused to comply with directives from the officers and would not exit the van. One of the troopers initially on scene attempting to communicate with BROMLEY was a trained negotiator for the OSP SWAT team. Additional OSP troopers and SCSO deputies responded to the scene. US 97 was closed to travel in both directions with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) diverting traffic around the scene on secondary roads. The OSP SWAT team was activated and responded to the scene with an armored vehicle that allowed them safe access to the van and BROMLEY. OSP SWAT officers were able to deploy chemical agents and get BROMLEY to exit the vehicle. He was taken into custody at approximately 12:45 p.m. BROMLEY was lodged at Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR) in The Dalles on one count of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. US 97 was closed in both directions for approximately 4 hours while officers worked to resolve the incident. OSP was assisted by the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office, Sherman County Ambulance and the Oregon Department of Transportation.


6. Children, Anger and Violence

~ The Pacific Institute

Driving in to work today, it was probably easy to notice that there are a lot of angry people out there. Angry adults, unfortunately, provide angry role models for the children in their lives. All of us, not just parents and grandparents, should be concerned about teaching our children to deal with anger in nonviolent ways.

Violence, which can be defined as intense anger expressed in a way that hurts others, is something no parent wants their children to experience. Yet, it can be difficult to know what to do about it.

Parents may say, “Don’t feel this way,” or “Don’t behave this way,” to their kids, but it has little or no effect. What does work? First, teach your kids to differentiate between violent feelings, which everyone has from time to time, and violent behavior, which should not be condoned or tolerated.

Then, set a good example. Children imitate and learn from what they see. This doesn’t mean that you don’t fly off the handle once in a while, but it does mean that most of the time you keep your temper under control. Parents also want to set firm limits on physical expressions of hostility and violence. Over time, this helps kids develop their own internal system of self-control.

At the same time, you want to give your kids safe outlets for expressing hostile or angry feelings. Help them tell you what they are feeling in words, or say something like, “I know you are really mad at your brother right now and feel like you might want to hit him. I can’t let you do that. That is not right. How can we channel that negative energy into something more positive?”

Then, bring the child into the decision making process (in an age-appropriate manner), to find positive ways to channel those feelings. By turning a “have to” into a “want to,” you both will have greater success in changing destructive behavior patterns that can follow the child into adulthood.


7. Walden, Merkley convene Klamath Basin water meeting with key leaders in the U.S. House and Senate 

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) issued the following statement on a meeting he has convened with key Congressional leaders to discuss Klamath Basin water issues:

“All year, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and I have worked closely with a broad range of parties in the Klamath Basin and key leaders in the Congress to find a path forward to solve the long running water problems in the Basin.

“Tomorrow, Sen. Merkley and I have convened a meeting with key leaders in the Congress to discuss a way forward. Attendees will include Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), the Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee (which has jurisdiction over this issue), Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Federal Lands, and Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) whose Northern California district includes three out of the four dams slated to be removed under the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement (KBRA) and a large portion of Klamath Basin water users. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) will also attend, along with Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.).

“During this session of Congress, neither committee of jurisdiction in the Senate or the House has taken any legislative action regarding the KBRA.”