Sherman County eNews #110

26 April 2016


  1. Bring the kids to the STEM Fair at Wind Challenge! April 30

  2. Job Opportunities: Youth Conservation Corps Crew Leaders, Members

  3. Sherman County Public/School Library Book Club, May 24 Sherman Jr./Sr. High School Spring Symposium, May 12

  4. “Sticks in Stacks” at the Library, April 28

  5. When Life Goes Sideways

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

Honesty is a spiritual quality that cannot be evaluated in terms of money. There are many practical reasons to practice honesty. It requires far less effort to be truthful than to be deceitful, and in the long term the risks are fewer and the rewards greater. But in today’s complex society, the boundaries of acceptable behavior have been blurred until they are sometimes indistinguishable. Laws and codes of ethics establish minimum standards of behavior. Make sure you establish standards for yourself that exceed such minimums, a standard below which you will not allow yourself to fall, regardless of what others may do or say. Your own set of standards will allow you to decide quickly and easily upon an appropriate course of action when faced with a difficult problem. ~ Napoleon Hill

1.Bring the kids to the STEM Fair at Wind Challenge! April 30

The 2016 Wind Challenge has a STEM Fair (science, technology, engineering and math) that is bigger and better than ever this year! Everyone is invited to bring the kids to the fun and free event with hands-on booths that include:

    • OMSI Science Puzzles
    • Youth Robotics
    • Gorge Makerspace
    • Mini Wind Turbine Building with CGCC
    • Hood River Hobbies
    • Bonneville Power Administration
    • Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard
    • Robots from Molten Steelman
    • And more!

Plus you can watch teams of students compete to build the best wind turbine at the Wind Challenge and cheer on the Huskies team from Sherman County! The STEM Fair portion of Wind Challenge is open from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, April 30 at The Dalles Civic. This event is hosted by the Gorge Tech Alliance, Google and CGCC.


2. Job Opportunities: Youth Conservation Corps Crew Leaders, Members

Oregon Youth Conservation Corps Crew Leader

Jr. Crew Leader

Crew Members

Sherman County is accepting employment applications for the position of one Oregon Youth Conservation Corps (OYCC) Crew Leader, one OYCC Jr. Crew Leader, and four OYCC Crew members. Positions are scheduled for 6 weeks of work from June-August 2016, 40hr/week, Mon-Fri. Applicants must be able to perform manual labor in adverse weather conditions. Please review job descriptions, contract, and work schedule before applying. The student contract must be signed before applications will be accepted.

For job description and/or application, contact Sherman County Prevention at 541-565-5036 or go to the Prevention page at Submit completed application, student contract, and resume to Sherman County Prevention, PO Box 263, Moro, OR 97039. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016. Applicants over 18 years of age must pass a criminal history background check. Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer. For more information regarding the OYCC program, visit

3. Sherman County Public/School Library Book Club, May 24

books.boyThe Library Book Club will be meeting at 6:00pm, May 24. Please join us for discussion of “Juliet’s Nurse “ and refreshments in the library, even if you haven’t read the book! Call 541-565-3279 or e-mail to request a hold on our June/July book, “The Lake House” by Kate Morton.

4. Sherman Jr./Sr. High School Spring Symposium, May 12

books4The 24th annual Spring Symposium (formerly known as the Fine Arts Festival) will be held Thursday, May 12th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Sherman Jr./Sr. High School. Both of the Sherman Jr./Sr. High School bands will perform, and the Spanish students will offer a variety of Mexican entrees for your dining pleasure in the home economics room. In addition, students will be showing off their finest academic work in the cafeteria as well as several classrooms. The library will hold its annual book sale along with a dessert sale in the cafeteria this year due to construction. Mark your calendar and plan to come in for an evening of fun and food on May 12th at Sherman Jr./Sr. High!

5. “Sticks in Stacks” at the Library, April 28

lana-architetto-francesc-01“Sticks in Stacks” at Sherman County Public/School Library Thursday, April 28 Social crafting starts at 6:00 p.m. every Thursday. Instructional assistance for knit, crochet, and spinning will be available at 7:00 p.m. Bring your knitting, crochet, spinning, quilting, or cross-stitch projects. All fiber arts are welcome.   For further information about this program please contact Sherman County Public/School Library at (541) 565-3279. Library website:

6. When Life Goes Sideways

Do you ever feel like events in your life have gotten out of control? Some days, it’s easy to feel that way.

No matter how diligently you set goals, visualize results, and affirm a positive outcome, every once in a while your life is going to feel as if it’s gone a little sideways.Carefully laid plans go up in smoke – sometimes quite literally. People you counted on, bail out on you. A health or family crisis strikes. An earthquake or tornado puts you back to square one. Suddenly, you feel as if you are completely off course, out of control, and lost at sea.

At times like these, there are a few things it may help you to remember. First of all, no one can control every aspect of his or her life, and adversity comes to all of us, no matter how moral we are, and no matter how good our attitude is. Bad things happen to good people all the time.

Second, it is important to realize that there is one and only one thing in life that is completely within your power to control, and that is your response to what happens to you.When you find yourself overcome with feelings of fear, helplessness, doom and gloom, you can put the brakes on these feelings by gently but firmly choosing to shift the focus of the thoughts that are running through your mind. ~ The Pacific Institute

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

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Oregonians in Action – Land Use and Property Rights – Eastern Oregon & SB 1588

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Oregon Watchdog

Syria’s Food Crisis

The Mad King & Magna Carta

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The Truth about Car Insurance

Defense News

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