Sherman County eNews #128

May 15, 2016


  1. OSU Rowers Named to Pac-12 All-Century Teams, Hansen, Inman & Martin
  2. Oregon Youth Conservation Corps Crew Leader, Jr. Leader & Crew Positions Open
  3. Just Under 25 Percent of Voters Have Cast Ballots for May 17 Primary Election; Oregon’s automatic voter registration a success
  4. Reacting in Anger
  5. Talking Books Presentation/Demonstration, Senior Center, May 20
  6. Presentation: Ft. Dalles to Ft. Boise Military Road, June 11
  7. Donovan Receives McMath Historic Preservation Award
  8. Sherman County eNews Publishing Policy: News, Notices and Ads
  9. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

“It is the duty of parents to maintain their children decently, and according to their circumstances; to protect them according to the dictates of prudence; and to educate them according to the suggestions of a judicious and zealous regard for their usefulness, their respectability and happiness.” —James Wilson (1791)

1.Pac-12 All-Century Rowers, Hansen, Inman & Martin

SAN FRANCISCO – Three former Oregon State rowers, Joey Hansen, Josh Inman and Amy Martin were selected to the Men’s and Women’s Rowing All-Century teams, which were released Monday night on the Pac-12 Networks’ ‘Pac-12 Sports Report.’

[Sherman County’s] Martin arrived at Oregon State in 1993 having never touched an oar. She went on to twice earn OSU’s Most Valuable Oarswoman and a pair of Pac-10 All-Conference First Team selections in 1995 and ’96. Martin’s rowing career continued with three appearances in the World Championships as a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team from 1997-99 and culminated in a seat in the USA’s 2000 Olympic women’s eight at the Sydney Games where her crew finished sixth. Martin is a member of the Oregon State Athletics Hall of Fame.

Hansen, like Martin and Inman, had never rowed prior to arriving in Corvallis. Hansen, a three-time Pac-10 First Team selection, led his Varsity Eight crew to a 10th place finish at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) national championships as a senior in 2001. During the fall of that season, Hansen had recorded one of the fastest ergometer times in the country, topping several U.S. National Team rowers, whom he would call teammates by the end of the year. The three-time member of the national team, Hansen earned a seat in the country’s most prestigious boat, the heavyweight eight, taking the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

Inman followed in the footsteps of his teammate, lettering at OSU from 2000-02. He continued his rowing career after leaving Oregon State going on to earn US Rowing Male Athlete of the Year following a win at the World Rowing Championships with the U.S. National Team men’s 8+. A three-time U.S. National Team member, Inman earned a seat in the heavyweight eight, racing to a bronze medal finish at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Twenty-two of the 25 members on the Men’s Rowing All-Century team are Olympians, and all-century team members have competed in 39 Olympic games with a total of 26 Olympic medals won. Meanwhile, 22 of the 25 members of the Women’s Rowing All-Century Team are Olympians who have competed in 35 Olympic games. In all, members of the team have won 19 Olympic medals. The teams, comprising 22 rowers and 3 coxswains, were voted on by a panel consisting of coaches, rowers, administrators and members of the media. Each member of the team was chosen based on collegiate careers in the Conference.

For more information on the Oregon State rowing teams, follow the team on Facebook ( and Twitter(

The Beavers were in action Sunday, May 15, at the Pac-12 Championships. The regatta will be televised on Pac-12 Networks via tape delay Saturday, May 21 beginning at 11:30 a.m. PT.

OREGON STATE ATHLETICS’ EVERYDAY CHAMPIONS CULTURE. Through the power of sport, we help people discover and pursue their passions, talents and purpose in order to live a life of balance and positive contribution.


History Tidbit: Amy Martin is the daughter of Lee and Cathie Martin, former Kent area residents, and a graduate of Sherman High School.

2. Oregon Youth Conservation Corps Crew Leader, Jr. Leader & Crew Positions Open

For more information regarding the program visit


Sherman County OYCC is accepting applications for several positions within the OYCC Program. The positions are scheduled to work 6 weeks beginning June 2016 and ending August 2016; 40hr/week, Monday through Friday.  All applicants must be able to perform manual labor in adverse weather conditions.  Please review the job descriptions, contract, and work schedules before applying on the Sherman County page.  The Student Contract must be signed before a Crew Member or Jr. Leader application will be accepted.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Friday, May 26, 2016.  Any applicant over 18 years of age must complete and pass a criminal history background check.


For job description and/or employment application, contact the Sherman County Prevention Program at 541-565-5036 Monday through Friday 8:00 – 12:00 or online at  Submit completed employment application and student contract to the Sherman County Prevention Program, PO Box 263, Moro, OR  97039.

3. Just Under 25 Percent of Voters Have Cast Ballots for May 17 Primary Election

vote Oregon’s automatic voter registration a success

4. Reacting in Anger

~ The Pacific Institute


How often do you get angry? Do you know what sets you off? Today, let’s explore the topic of the relationship between anger and self-esteem.

Do you remember what you were taught about anger when you were growing up? Were you taught that it was unacceptable to feel angry? Did you learn to suppress angry feelings and stuff them down inside? Or were you taught, perhaps by example, that it was OK to explode with anger and attack others, verbally or physically? Or were you fortunate enough to learn that while it’s OK to feel angry, it’s not OK to hurt others, and it’s not OK to blame them for how you feel?

If you were taught to take responsibility for your emotions, to communicate feelings calmly and clearly, and to value both your own and other people’s rights, you probably don’t have much trouble with anger.

Now the reason we just asked you what you were taught, while you were growing up, is that anger very seldom has anything to do with what is happening right now, because there are so many other ways to respond. Anger is triggered, and the trigger usually has something to do with the past.

People with high self-esteem aren’t interested in blaming others for things that go wrong. Instead, they accept accountability for their lives and know that if things outside them are to change, they must first change internally.

For people with high self-esteem, change in themselves or in others isn’t threatening to them. They embrace change because they believe they can handle it. So if you find yourself feeling a lot of anger, perhaps some introspection will help define the root of the anger, and then a little work on your self-esteem is in order. To start, picture yourself reacting to a situation without anger. What does it look like? 

5. Talking Books Presentation/Demonstration, Senior Center, May 20

The State of Oregon, funded by a federal grant, make available talking books to anyone having difficulty reading, no matter the reason. One does not need to be declared blind or even seeing impaired to be able to take advantage of the Talking Books program.

The Talking Books program offers professionally recorded books, magazines, and even some recorded musical scores. These can be delivered through the mail, or downloaded immediately from online for registered users. If you have a temporary address outside of Oregon for periods of time throughout the year, the BARD Talking Books program will happily send your materials there while you’re out of state.


A presentation and demonstration on the BARD Talking Books program at the Sherman County Senior & Community Center, 300 Dewey Street, Moro, Oregon on Friday, May 20th at 12:00 during luncheon. There you can see and hear a Talking Books device and cassette, learn about the program, and register on site if you’re interested. For more information about this presentation, contact:  Jan Byram, Manager, Sherman Senior & Community Center 541-565-3191 or Rinda Montgomery, Assistant Superintendent and Regional Librarian 541-384-2732. For more information on the state program, go to:

6. Presentation: Ft. Dalles to Ft. Boise Military Road, June 11


Wasco County Historical Society invites the public to hear a presentation by Bill Johnson on the Ft. Dalles to Ft. Boise Military Rd. June 11th, 2:00 p.m. Saturday, at the Moody/Rorick House located at 300 W. 13th St. in The Dalles. This military road operated in the mid-1850’s.  Bill is a retired rancher and insurance agent with family dating back to the early 1900’s in Wasco County.  He’d been the 2007 President of the Wasco County Pioneer Ass’n. and was its 2010 Pioneer Man-of-the-Year. The event is free and refreshments will be served.

7. Donovan Receives McMath Historic Preservation Award

prize.medalSally Donovan literally lives and breathes historic preservation, living in a 1913 house and using its “updated” 1931 refrigerator and electric stove every day for the past 20 years. And not long ago she finished, with her two partners and husband, first moving then rehabilitating an 1889 house destined for demolition, handling tasks from removing shingles to replastering and painting, along with the reams of paperwork required to buy the house (for $1) and arrange for its move (a lot more than $1).


A longtime Oregon-based cultural resource specialist and photographer, Donovan was formally honored this week with the 2016 George McMath Historic Preservation Award, presented each year to an individual whose contributions have raised awareness and advocacy for historic preservation in Oregon. She provided expertise for several Sherman County applications for the National Register of Historic Places.

8. Sherman County Publishing Policy: News, Notices and Ads

pen.inkPlease submit your news, calendar dates, classified ads and notices by using the Submit News page! Sherman County eNews publishes free Classifieds on Fridays, deadline Wednesday at 5. Include who, what, where, when, how, why… and, please, a final Friday date (shown in small numerals at the end of the ad, for example “5/27”), 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. ~ The Editor

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


The Libertarian Nomination Field

Eastern Oregon Visitors Association

American Road Magazine

Gathering the Stories (regional)

Gathering Stories: Sherman County: For The Record (1983-2015)

Britain’s Bayeux Tapestry at Reading Museum

Battle of Hastings 1066

How Stuff Works


How to Peel Hard-boiled Eggs

Peterson Farm Brothers, Faith, Family Farming (videos )

50 Most Influential Nonprofits

1791 Supply Co. – Made in the USA

Entrepreneurs, get ready for the exponential age

Best Convertible Drives in the U.S.