Sherman County eNews #81

  2. Hazardous Waste Collection, Sherman County Road Department, May 6
  3. Maryhill Museum’s Spring Fling Luncheon & Fashion Program, April 16
  4. Cottonwood Canyon State Park Volunteer Day, April 23
  5. Editorial Policy: Spiritual Matters for Sherman County Churches and Faith Groups
  6. Public Notice – ODOT Request for Public Comment
  7. Introductions: Business & Social | Part Three
  8. Links

1. Hazardous Waste Collection, Sherman County Road Department, May 6

2. Maryhill Museum’s Spring Fling Luncheon & Fashion Program, April 16

Join us Saturday, April 16, 2016, 1 to 3 p.m. for a SPRING FLING LUNCHEON & FASHION PROGRAM! Spend a delightful afternoon learning more about Maryhill’s collection of haute couture designs by Madeleine Vionnet, considered one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century. Our special guest is Sandra Ericson, founder and director of the Center for Pattern Design, and a leading educator in the clothing and textile field. She is an expert on the work of Vionnet, who she calls “the most innovative pattern maker of the 20th Century.”

Cost: $35 members/40 non-members; Limited seating; advance reservations required. Proceeds benefit Maryhill Museum of Art. You may also reserve tables of four or eight. Call (509) 773-3733 ext. 25 for reservations.

3. Cottonwood Canyon State Park Volunteer Day, April 23

Volunteer Day Details

Saturday, April 23rd; 10am to 3pm  

Type of Work: Plant, run drip irrigation lines and cage Cottonwood cuttings.

Meeting area: Cottonwood Canyon State Park visitor’s center

What to bring: Heavy leather work gloves; closed toe shoes; long sleeve shirts and pants; lunch, water and snacks

Volunteer slots available: 15

Oregon Parks and Recreation will provide: All materials and tools. (And hopefully great weather!)

RSVP Deadline: Thursday, April 14th–please RSVP by using the comments section

4. Editorial Policy: Spiritual Matters


Spiritual Matters for Sherman County Churches and Faith Groups

~ Sherry Kaseberg, Editor, Sherman County eNews,


A Friday column, Spiritual Matters, is intended to welcome, inform and inspire.


First: Recognized/organized churches and faith groups in Sherman County are invited to participate.


Second: The Current Rotation & Openings

  • 1st Friday: Church of Christ, Christian & Moro Community Presbyterian
  • 2nd Friday: Baptist, Grass Valley & Catholic, Wasco
  • 3rd Friday: Pat & Erling Jacobsen, Baha’i & Baptist, Kent
  • 4th Friday: Baptist, Rufus & Catholic, Grass Valley
  • 5th Friday [to be determined by the Editor or proposed by a participant] 

Third: Articles must be submitted by 5 p.m. Wednesday for Friday publication. Please limit messages to 300 words or less.


Fourth: Attacks on another faith, a previous Spiritual Matters article or author will not be published.


Fifth:   The subject matter should be spiritual and inspirational, calling people to faith, and may include doctrinal understandings.


Sixth:   The editor reserves the right to decline to publish articles.


Seventh: Please let us know if you wish to participate in the Spiritual Matters rotation for Sherman County eNews.

Readiness. Psychologists have correctly said that

“when one is truly ready for a thing, it puts in its appearance.”

~ Napoleon Hill


5. Public Notice – ODOT Request for Public Comment

Sherman County is requesting comments for the following project proposed by application for funding from the Oregon Department of Transportation, Rail & Public Transit Division.

The project is for $135,000 Bus Replacement (meeting required criteria).

The applications that have been received are for the 2016 Discretionary Grant Program, Federal 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities. This is offered to non-profit agencies that operate public transit services.  This discretionary funding is targeted to replace vehicles used in the transportation of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities. Copies of the grant requests are available at the Sherman County Community Transportation office, 500 Court Street, Moro, OR  97039 Mon-Thurs 8AM to 5PM.  Written comments on the proposed applications will be accepted until March 31, 2016 at the above address.   Sherman County is requesting comments for the following projects proposed for funding from the Public Transportation Discretionary Grant program offered by the Oregon Department of Transportation for the 2015-2017 Biennium.

6. Introductions: Business & Social | Part Three

RESPONDING TO INTRODUCTIONS: The way you respond to someone else’s introduction is just as important as making the introduction. In response to informal introductions, simply say “hello”. Add a phrase like, “I’ve heard so much about you, Barry,” only if it is true and if it is complimentary. Beware of phrases like, “Pleased to meet you” because that may not be true after only a few minutes of conversation.


“How do you do?” followed by the person’s name is the customary response to a formal introduction. Refrain from the use of first names until the person to whom you’ve been introduced has indicated that the familiarity is preferred.

RISING TO THE OCCASION: Always stand for introductions. Everyone should rise to greet newcomers at both business and social functions. The old rule that a woman remains seated when new people enter a room and are introduced is obsolete. At a very large function, only those nearest the newcomer would rise and say hello. If you are wedged into a tight position in a restaurant, there may not always be sufficient room to stand properly, but at least make the attempt so that by remaining seated you will not be perceived as aloof. In an office, always rise and come around from behind the desk to greet visitors.

REMEMBERING NAMES: If you forget someone’s name when making an introduction, try putting the other people at ease rather than concentrating on your own embarrassment. Remain calm; if you fall apart, the person whose name you forgot may feel obliged to put you at ease, compounding your faux pas. Be straightforward yet tactful in admitting your memory lapse. By saying, “I’ve forgotten your name,” you imply the person wasn’t worth remembering. “I’ve just drawn a blank,” or “my memory seems to be malfunctioning” connotes a more temporary condition that doesn’t have the same insulting implications. If you can’t remember someone’s name, but you remember an interesting point about them, cite it. You might say, “I clearly remember our conversation about Thai food, but your name seems to have temporarily slipped my mind. Please help me out.”

Then, whatever happens, get off the subject of the memory lapse and onto something more interesting to everyone. Profuse apologies only make everyone uncomfortable. The sooner you forget about it, the sooner everyone else will…and the happier everyone will be.

When you’re introduced to someone, say the person’s name, then repeat it several times during the conversation. Not only do you project a genuine interest in someone by repeating their name, but the repetition is more likely to imprint the name on your memory. When someone seems to have forgotten your name, just jump in, hand outstretched, with a smile on your face, and offer your name.

INTRODUCING A GUEST SPEAKER: Prior to the event, have the speaker supply background information and ask how he or she prefers to be introduced. Keep the introduction short but enthusiastic, giving the speaker’s name, credibility on the subject and the title of the presentation. Then ask the audience to join you in welcoming the speaker and begin the applause. Don’t alienate the audience by informing them that they’ll learn something. And, don’t undermine the speaker by talking so much about the topic yourself that you give part of the presentation.

Decisions are made by those who show up.


7. Links: This, That and the Other Thing


Oregon Travel Experience

Oregon Department of Agriculture Accepts Hemp Licenses

National Anthem

Oregon Main Street

Oregon Museums Association Workshops

Google Data Center 360° Tour, The Dalles

CrowdCow: A New Way to Market Beef

2013 U.S. Navy X47B

Commentary: Radical Islam

Be careful, Old People! 

Opinion: Obama in Cuba

Commentary: Impeachable Offenses

Commentary: Foreign Policy