Sherman County eNews #191

CONTENT

  1. Travel Oregon’s Statewide Tourism Survey Results Online

  2. North Central Public Health District Board Executive Committee Meeting, Aug. 9

  3. Raised Country Music Festival in Antelope, Oregon, Aug. 7

  4. Statement from Senator Ted Ferrioli on Oregon Department of Transportation Review

  5. Sherman County Fair: Arts, Crafts & Hobbies – Division L

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


If you have sound character, you will find that you generally do not worry about your reputation. Thomas Jefferson once said that a majority is one man with the courage of his convictions. If you have the courage that comes from the sincere conviction that you are a person of sound character, an honest, dependable, kind, and caring person, you will never have to worry about what others think of you. If you know in your own heart that you are a good and decent person, you can meet life’s challenges head-on and without fear of what others think.  ~ Napoleon Hill


1.Travel Oregon’s Statewide Tourism Survey Results Online

car.kidsDuring the 2016 legislative session, a bill was passed that increased funding for Oregon’s statewide tourism investment. Following the passage of this bill, Travel Oregon conducted an intensive online survey about the recently passed legislation, Travel Oregon’s programs, and tourism priorities across the state. In addition to the survey, they also hosted 21 Oregon Tourism Town Halls across the state. The results of the survey and the town hall meetings will be used as input for the Oregon Tourism Commission’s Strategic Plan process for 2017-2019.

View the results from the statewide tourism survey and town hall report here<http://industry.traveloregon.com/organization/lodging-tax/2016-stakeholder-survey-town-hall-findings/>.

Share your photos of Oregon’s heritage on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #oregonheritage.

Oregon Heritage News is a service of Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The news editor can be contacted at heritage.info@oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info@oregon.gov>


2. North Central Public Health District Board Executive Committee Meeting, Aug. 9

The North Central Public Health District Board Executive Committee will be meeting Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at the North Central Public Health District, located at 419 E. 7th Street, in the Main Meeting Room, in The Dalles, Oregon. This meeting is open to the general public.


3. Raised Country Music Festival in Antelope, Oregon, Aug. 7

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Joni Harms 1 p.m.

Paradise Rose Chuckwagon Barbecue & Youth Activities 2 p.m.

Mud Springs Gospel Band 3 p.m.

Susie McEntire 3:45 p.m.


4. Statement from Senator Ted Ferrioli on Oregon Department of Transportation Review

Salem, Ore. – Senator Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) released the following statement in response to the Governor selecting John Craig to run the independent, third-party review of ODOT:

“An independent, third-party review is critical to examining past management decisions that have led to a multi-billion dollar financial challenge for the Oregon Department of Transportation. After a long wait, it is alarming that Governor Brown has selected a contractor who has extensive relationships with ODOT leaders and, just thirteen months ago, finished a 6-year contract managing ODOT’s bridge repair and replacement program. There can be little credibility for an “independent” analysis from someone who participated in the very decisions he will be asked to independently review and who may seek future ODOT contracts that could give him a personal financial stake in the outcome of his evaluation. To build the trust and bi-partisan support needed to create more efficiency and financial sustainability within ODOT, a truly independent assessment of the agency needs to be a real priority.”


5. Sherman County Fair: Arts, Crafts & Hobbies – Division L

ARTS, CRAFTS AND HOBBIES – DIVISON  L

Read carefully the general rules in the front of the Premium Book and on our web page

 

Entry Fees:

  1.    No Entry fees for this division

Entries Accepted:

  1. Entries will be accepted until 6:00 pm on  Wednesday, August 24, 2016
  2. Entries for the Arts, Crafts & Hobbies Division are made in the Open Class building, located under the main grandstands.
  3. Entry form follows this section and can also be found on our website on the forms tab.
  4. Junior Class just add the letter “J” behind the class number.  You are junior if you are in the grades of 9-12.
  5. Entries must be made by 6:00 pm on Wednesday of Fair week and delivered upon entry.
  6. Exhibit must have been done by exhibitor, original only.
  7. Exhibits must have been completed  since August of last year.
  8. Unworthy pieces will not be displayed. (superintendents decision)
  9.  NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED.

Release of Exhibits:

Exhibits will be released on Sunday August 28, at 4:00 p.m. this time is subject to change  and will be posted in the Open Class Pavilion and announced during the fair week.

Premiums for Open Class arts, crafts & hobbies

1st  Place             $4.00

2nd Place              $2.00

3rd Place              $1.00

# 600    Original Creative

# 601    Do -It -Yourself Kit

Paintings  (framed and ready to hang)

Entry forms and entry tags will list in this order >>>  (Type of work), Class #, Age “X” for Original, “Y”  for Class Work, or “Z” for From other picture.

Type, Class #, “A” (Adult) or “J” (Junior),

Type:

1    Oil

2    Watercolor

3    Pencil

4    Colored Pencil

5    Pastel

6    Charcoal

7    Pen & Ink

8    Acrylic

9    Other

 

Class #

611        Landscape

612        Still life

613        Floral

614        Animal

615        Fantasy

616        Modern/Freestyle/abstract

617        Architecture

618        Seascape

619        Sketching

620        Portrait–‐Human subject

621        Other

 

Ceramics

Class #

622        Wheel Thrown

623        Molded

624        Sculpture

625        Glazed

626        Unglazed

627        Stained

628        Chalked

 

Leather craft

629        Tooled

630        Tooled and with lacing

631        Other

 

Macrame

632        Wall Hanging

633        Pot Hanger

634        Other

 

STAINED GLASS

635        Wall Hanging

636        Window Hanging

637        lampshades

638        Other

639        Floral

640        People

 

Baskets

641        Cloth

642        Rope

643        Set of 2 or more

644        Other

 

Woodworking

645        Carved

646        Lathe work

647        Laminated work

648        Furniture (hand–‐crafted)

649        Painted creative craft

650        Other

 

Jewelry

651        Stone, Semi-precious

652        Metal work

653        Wood

654        Rock

655        Beads

656        Other

 

Lapidary

657        Cut

658        Polished

659        Uncut–‐specimen

Collections  Collections must have at least 5 pieces. (“AC” for Adult or “JC” for junior)

660        Dolls

661        Indian Artifacts

662        Dishes

663        Glassware

664        Coins

665        Stamps

666        Salt & Pepper shakers

667        Books

668        Animals (birds,cats,dogs)

669        International

670        Picture frames

671        Music boxes

672        Other

 

Antique Collection  (“AC” for Adult or “JC” for junior)

Collections must have at least 5 pieces. If possible please include a story of your collection.

 

673        Glass

674        Metal

675        Jewelry

676        China

677        Other

 

Holiday theme collection (any medium)  At least 5 Pieces In collection (AC or JC)

 

678        Any Holiday

679        Other

 

Scrapbooking

680        Scrapbook page

681        Whole Scrapbook

 

682     Fair Theme (any medium)  “Country Pride County Wide”

683     Artificial Flower

 

Sherman County Fair

Open Class Entry Form

Name: ______________________________________________________

Mailing Address:  _____________________________________________

          ________________________________________________________

(Complete mailing address, please)

Division Type Class # Age Description of item
L        
L        
L        
L        
L        
L        
L        

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

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Oregon’s Agricultural Progress http://oregonprogress.oregonstate.edu/

5 reasons Pokémon GO is good for farmers  http://farmprogress.com/blogs-5-reasons-pokmon-good-farmers-11132?NL=PI-01&Issue=PI-01_20160728_PI-01_761&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_4_5&utm_rid=CPG02000000840403&utm_campaign=10739&utm_medium=email&elq2=314ca244ec134bdd8df6bcbcc986f7e5

Trump  http://www.factcheck.org/2016/07/trumps-press-conference/

Commentary. Honestly, Why Would Anyone Vote for Trump? https://josephbotts.com/2016/05/24/honestly-why-would-anyone-vote-for-trump/

Politifact http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/

FBI findings tear holes in Hillary Clinton’s email defense http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/jul/06/hillary-clinton/fbi-findings-tear-holes-hillary-clintons-email-def/

Commentary. Clinton Cash by John Stossel  http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_john_stossel/clinton_cash?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyNewsletter

Fact-checking the third night of the Democratic National Convention http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2016/jul/27/fact-checking-potus-vpotus-and-virginia-sen-tim-ka/

Bernie Delegate: DNC is Replacing Sanders Supporters With Paid Seat Fillers  http://www.infowars.com/bernie-delegate-dnc-is-replacing-sanders-supporters-with-paid-seat-fillers-to-create-fake-unity/

Fact-checking Bill Clinton on the second night of the Democratic convention http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2016/jul/26/fact-checking-bill-clinton-second-night-democratic/#sharethefacts

Defense News  http://www.defensenews.com/

U.S. combat adviser mission in Iraq expands to battalion level  http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2016/07/27/us-combat-advisor-mission-iraq-expands-battalion-level/87625432/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Defense+EBB+07-28-16&utm_term=Editorial+-+Early+Bird+Brief

A Quest for Truth: A List of the Top 8 Unbiased News Sources (2012) http://blog.debate.org/2012/08/24/a-quest-for-truth-a-list-of-the-top-8-unbiased-news-sources/

Commentary. Hillary Clinton, Saul Alinsky, Ben Carson & Lucifer  http://townhall.com/columnists/jerrynewcombe/2016/07/28/hillary-clinton-saul-alinsky-ben-carson-and-lucifer-n2198982?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=


 

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Sherman County eNews #190

July 29, 2016

CONTENT

  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar


1.Classifieds (new or corrected)

classifieds.boyPlease submit classified ads 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, the final Friday date for posting your ad (shown by the date at the end of the ad), contact information, under 50 words if possible, and limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome.

Friday Classifieds are a great place for thank you, commendation and congratulatory notes.

THANK YOU NOTES, COMMENDATIONS & CONGRATULATIONS:

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

4-H clover1“THEME BASKETS FOR 4-H LEADERS’ BASKET RAFFLE FUND-RAISER. Want to help 4-H kids and counselors with the costs of camp? Want to contribute to a great fund-raiser while having fun shopping and putting together a great gift basket? Think of a great theme… a school, a sport, an activity, a hobby … and put together a selection of items, all in a basket. Drop it off at the Extension Office by August 15th so we can get it wrapped in time for fair. Baskets will be on display in the 4-H pavilion during the fair. Winners are announced Saturday during the 4-H awards.” ~ Oregon State University – Sherman County Extension 4-H Newsletter, July 2016. 8/12

EMPLOYMENT:

BANK TELLER. Bank of Eastern Oregon is now accepting applications for a Teller position at our Moro branch. Individual should have previous customer service experience and ability to work a 20-hour workweek schedule – Mon thru Friday. Competitive hourly wage and benefit package. To apply visit www.beobank.com.  Click on Human Resources, Career Opportunities. Successful candidate must pass pre-employment background, credit, and drug screenings. Application deadline: August 5, 2016 Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  8/5

INTERNET INSTALLATION SUBCONTRACTOR(S). For a Sherman County resident. Seeking subcontractor(s) to install residential and commercial Internet connections. Basic knowledge of computer networking is necessary. Experience with satellite, cable or telephone installation is a bonus.   Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Install and configure (small) microwave radios, run cable, connect to client’s computer or home router. Provide paperwork to document installation, service, and repairs. Requirements: Valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Ability to work outside in small spaces and comfortable with (residential roof) heights. Contractor sets own hours but it may be necessary to work on a weekend in an emergency situation. Strong technical, customer service, verbal and written skills.  Laptop computer, small ladder, normal hand tools, and Ethernet crimper and cable tester needed.  Compensation is per job (installations) and per hour (difficult installations and service work). Contract employment for Sherman County residents.  Please email resume to:  resumes@arcticbay.com  0/0

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FOR SALE:

DOING BUSINESS WITH LOCAL PEOPLE. Sherman County Agri-Business Directory. http://co.sherman.or.us/agri_business.asp. 0/

HOME FOR SALE $80,000. Why Rent? Your mortgage payment may actually be less than rent in this tidy, well kept mfg home located at 101 Sixth Street in Moro, OR
Master Suite has walk in closet – Nice deck and beautiful yard. Covered parking and a good size shed for your tools and toys. Come Home to Moro, excellent schools, friendly neighbors and a great community. Please call Ruby Mason- 541-980-9104- with questions or for a personal tour. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. Windermere GTRE- 541-386-3444.  8/26

SWAMP COOLER. Swamp Cooler – call 541-377-0396. 7/29

REFRIGERATOR. Sealed Bid for excess equipment. City of Grass Valley, PO Box 191, Grass Valley, OR 97029 is accepting sealed bids for an excess refrigerator. Kenmore TopMount Mdl #68802, 18 cu ft. Sold AS IS with NO WARRANTY. Purchased July 2013 for use in the Pavilion. Minimum bid is $50.00 and must be received by August 1, 2016. Successful bidder will be required to remove it within 5 days. Please return bids to the above address. Questions, please email at cityofgv@embarqmail.com or call 541-333-2434 or 2403.  7/29

 

SERVICES: [home, personal, appliance, landscape, fencing, cleaning, maintenance, janitorial, computer, construction, sewing, repairs, transportation, media, preschool, day care]

DOING BUSINESS WITH LOCAL PEOPLE. Sherman County Agri-Business Directory. http://co.sherman.or.us/agri_business.asp.

SHERMAN COUNTY BUSINESSES FREE MOBILE APP.  Sherman County businesses can now be found with your mobile phone! The John Day River Territory, a regional tourism marketing group representing Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler and Grant counties, has developed a mobile app through MyChamberApp that lists businesses and helps you map your way to them (information is listed under John Day River Territory in Oregon). To download this free App see http://co.sherman.or.us/agri_business.asp.

FAIR BOOK. 107th Sherman County Fair: Country Pride, County Wide! August 23-28! Get your Fair Book at a local business! 8/19

SHERMAN COUNTY AGRI-BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Sherman County businesses & services may be listed on the Sherman County website at www.co.sherman.or.us under agri-business by town. Please contact Sherman County Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us  0/0

NEWSPAPERS

 

FREE:

FAIR BOOK. 107th Sherman County Fair: Country Pride, County Wide! August 23-28! Get your Fair Book at a local business! 8/19

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENTS:

 

Volunteer SmileVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Just Call!

SHERMAN COUNTY FAIR!

  1. Open Class Building, several volunteers to assist with entry check-in August 24 and exhibit display and ribbon placement August 25.
  2. Open Class Building, one person or teams of two, one-hour shifts, August 26, 27 & 28.
  3. One volunteer or a team of two to water plants on the fairgrounds during fair week, August 22-28.
  4. Up to 8 Ticket takers, Saturday evening, August 27 and Sunday afternoon August 28th; will not be handling any cash.
  5. Other opportunities before the county fair opens!
  6. Contact Beth at shermanctyfair@hotmail.com to let her know what you would like to do and when!

 WANTED:

“THEME BASKETS FOR 4-H LEADERS’ BASKET RAFFLE FUND-RAISER. Want to help 4-H kids and counselors with the costs of camp? Want to contribute to a great fund-raiser while having fun shopping and putting together a great gift basket? Think of a great theme… a school, a sport, an activity, a hobby … and put together a selection of items, all in a basket. Drop it off at the Extension Office by August 15th so we can get it wrapped in time for fair. Baskets will be on display in the 4-H pavilion during the fair. Winners are announced Saturday during the 4-H awards.” ~ Oregon State University – Sherman County Extension 4-H Newsletter, July 2016.  8/12

SHERMAN COUNTY FAIR OPEN CLASS ENTRIES, NO FEE:

WHO? Any resident of the United States of any age (and who does not have a 4-H or FFA project) can enter the Open Class Divisions. Only Sherman County residents may enter some contests. 

WHEN? On Wednesday, August 24th, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. bring your entries to the Sherman County Fairgrounds at 66147 Lonerock Road near Moro. Entry forms are in the fair book and at the Open Class Pavilion where volunteers will help you fill them out.

WHAT? You can enter just about anything: baked goods, wheat, ceramics, crocheting, dried fruits and herbs, veggies, fruit, flowers, hay, house plants, Legos, collections and much more!

HOW? Go to http://www.shermancountyfairfun.com, click on the “how & what to enter,” then click on each division for details and class information:

DIVISIONS:

  1. Flowers and Plants
  2. Grain and Hay
  3. Land Products (garden veggies and fruit)
  4. Kitchen Products (baked goods, canned foods, jams, candy)
  5. Clothing and Needlecraft (knitting, sewing, quilts)
  6. Arts, Crafts and Hobbies (ceramics, macramé, stained glass, leather craft, etc.)
  7. Photography
  8. Kids Corner. 8/19 

PLANNING REPORTS. 1938, 1948, 1958 & 1967 Long-Range Planning Conference Reports for Sherman County. ~ Sherry Kaseberg sherryk@gorge.net 7/29

SHERMAN COUNTY BAKERS! The Sherman County Fair Board invites you to enter chocolate cakes and pies! Cash awards! See the Fair Book or http://www.shermancountyfairfun.com/special-contests.html for details. 8/19

LOCAL HOST FAMILIES for HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENTS

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.  ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience.   The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.  To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to www.host.asse.com to begin your host family application. Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today!  8/26

LOST OR FOUND:

FOR RENT:


2. Calendar (new or corrected)

flower.sunflower1JULY

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum – a Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Jane Root Winters Original Paintings

26-31 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, Joseph                       

27-30 Hood River County Fair, Odell

30 Star Party, Overnight Campout at Maryhill Museum of Art

30 Free Training for FLL Robotics Coaches 8:30-4:30 Hood River Indian Creek Campus of Columbia Gorge Community College

30 Arlington Show ‘N Shine Car Show, Food & Games

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AUGUST

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum – Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series:  Loleta Miller Smith Martin’s Artwork

3 Sherman County Court 9

3 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Rufus Baptist Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

3-7 Deschutes County Fair, Redmond

6-11 Wallowa County Fair, Enterprise

7 Raised Country Music Festival 1 Antelope, Oregon

         [Joni Harms 1; Paradise Rose Chuckwagon BBQ 2; Mud Springs Gospel Band 3;

         Susie McEntire 3:45]

9-11 Wheeler County Fair, Fossil

10-13 Crook County Fair, Prineville

10-13 Grant County Fair, John Day

17 Sherman County Court 9

17-20 Morrow County Fair, Heppner

18 Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility Board Meeting 1 NORCOR

18 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

18-21 Wasco County Fair, Tygh Valley

19 Hell Unleashed: Flood Basalts, Extinctions, & the Death of Dinosaurs 7 Discovery Center

22 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 11-1 The Dalles

23 4 Rivers El Hub 10-12 Burnet Extension & Research Center, Moro                                                        

23-28 Sherman County Fair, Moro http://www.shermancountyfairfun.com

23 Sherman County Fair 4-H Horse Show 10

24 Sherman County Fair Open Class Entries 11-6

24 Sherman County Fair Dale Coles Classic Car show 3:30, awards 5

24 Sherman County Fair with OSU Benny the Beaver

24 Sherman County Fair 4-H Style Show 5:15

24 Sherman County Fair – Freddie Prez on the Main Stage 5:30

24 Sherman County Fair – BBQ Dinner with Paradise Rose 6

24 Sherman County Fair – Freddie Prez on the Main Stage 6:30

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H Poultry, Rabbit & Cavie Show 8

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Swine Market Judging 10

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Sheep Market Judging 11

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Goat Market Judging 12:30

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Beef Market Judging 2

25 Sherman County Fair Down on the Farm Chore Course 7

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H Home Economics Contests 8 4-H Pavilion

26 Sherman County Fair Open Class Horse Show 8:30-3

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Swine Showmanship (sr.-int.-jr.) 10

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Goat Showmanship 11

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Sheep Showmanship 1

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Beef Showmanship 2

26 Sherman County Fair Cattle Sorting Competition 7

27 Sherman County Fair Wellness Walk Downtown Moro 8

27 Sherman County Fair Parade Downtown Moro 9:15

27 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Grand Champion All-Around Showmanship 12

27 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Awards to follow Showmanship

27 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale 3

27 Sherman County Fair FFA Annual BBQ 5:30

27 Sherman County Fair Rodeo Royalty, Bull Riding 7:15 Arena

27 Sherman County Fair Dance with COUNTRYFIED 9:30-1 Arena

28 Sherman County Fair Cowboy Church

28 Sherman County Fair Demo Derby 1

30 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

 

SEPTEMBER

1-30 Sherman County Historical Museum – Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families 1-5

1-30 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Keith Blaylock Metal Art

3 Wasco School Centennial Celebration

5 Labor Day

6 Sherman County Weed District Board

7 Sherman County Court 9

7 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Kent Baptist Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

8 Sherman County Advisory Council 3-5 Sherman Public/School Library

11 Grandparents’ Day Free Admission, Sherman County Historical Museum 10-5

13 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

13 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

13 Sherman County Watershed Board Meeting 11:30 Burnet Building, Moro

15 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

21 Sherman County Court 9

22 First Day of Autumn

24 Oregon Gubernatorial Debate

 

OCTOBER

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Patti Moore’s Fiber Arts

5 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Wasco Church of Christ Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

15-16 Here & There Travel Fest, Oregon Convention Center

20 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

29 Sherman County Historical Museum Boots, Beer & Brats: Festival of Volunteers!

31 Sherman County Historical Museum closes for the season. Open by appointment November-April

31 Halloween

 

NOVEMBER

2 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Moro Presbyterian Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

6 Daylight Saving Time Ends

6 Sherman County Historical Society Fall Program 2

8 Election Day

11 Veterans Day

19 Max Nogle Dinner/Dance Celebrating the 100 year birthday of the Grass Valley Pavilion

24 Thanksgiving

 

DECEMBER

3  Sherman County Historical Museum Christmas Open House & Museum Store Sale

3  Sherman County Bazaar & Christmas Tree Sale

7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

7 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Wasco Methodist Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

21 First Day of Winter

24 Christmas Eve

25 Christmas

31 New Year’s Eve


 

Sherman County eNews #189

CONTENT

  1. Sherman County Fair: Hay & Grain Exhibits – Division G

  2. Young Patriots Scholarship Essay Contest

  3. South Sherman Fire & Rescue Announces Grant Award

  4. Hell Unleashed: Flood Basalts, Extinctions, and the Death of Dinosaurs, Aug. 19

  5. Summertime School-Time

  6. Mable Adeline (Thomas) Overholts 1915-2016

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


Participate in the process of your community and country.

One person can make a difference.

Take a stand.

Do something about it.

Look hard at your larger community

–it may need your specific participation.

–Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey


1. Sherman County Fair: Hay & Grain Exhibits – Division G

wheat.fourHAY & GRAIN EXHIBITS – DIVISION   G

Read carefully the entire general rules in the front of the Premium Book and on our web page.

Entry Fees:

  1. No Entry fees for this division

 

Entries Accepted:

  1. Entries will be accepted until 6:00 pm on Wednesday August 24, 2016
  2. Entries for the Grains Division are made in the Open Class building, located under the main grandstands.
  3. Entry form follows this section and can also be found on our website on the forms tab.

Release of Grain Exhibits:

Exhibits will be released on Sunday August 28, at 4:00 p.m. this time is subject to change and will be posted in the Open Class Pavilion and announced during the fair week.

Specific Rules:

  1. Read carefully all the general rules in the front of the Premium Book.
  2. All exhibits of grain must have been grown during the last 12 months.
  3. Exhibits in sheaf must be at least 2” in diameter at butt.
  4. All exhibits of threshed grain must be shown in a one gallon plastic bag which will be from the Superintendent at pavilion.
  5. All exhibits will be disposed by Superintendent unless claimed by end of Fair. (Read general rules for exhibits to be picked up).
  6. If less than 10 entries, there will be no champion ribbon. If more than 10 entries, champion will be given.

Special premiums for hay & grain

1st place   $ 25.00

2nd place   $ 20.00

3rd Place   $ 15.00

Wheat

Class #

1800      Wheat, Soft white winter

1801      Wheat, Club

1802      Wheat, Soft White spring

1803      Wheat, Hard Red winter

1804      Wheat, Hard Red spring

1805      Wheat, Hard white

1806      Wheat, Other

Barley

Class #

1807      Barley, 6 row winter

1808      Barley, 6 row spring

1809      Barley, 2 row spring

1810      Barley, Malting

1811      Barley, Other

Other Crops

Class #

1812      Other, Triticale

1813      Other, Canola

1814      Other, Mustard

1815      Other

Sheaves of Grain — 2” or more at butt

Class #

1816      Sheaf of club wheat

1817      Sheaf of non–‐bearded common white

1818      Sheaf of bearded common white

1819      Sheaf of barley

1820      Sheaf of oats

1821      Sheaf of Hard Red Spring

Grass

Class #

1822      Crested wheat grass sheaf

1823      1 gallon Crested Wheat grass

1824      Big Blue grass sheaf

1825      1 gallon big blue grass

1826      Pubescent Wheat grass sheaf

1827      1 gallon Pubescent Wheat grass

1828      Other

Oats

Class #

1829      Oats, 1 gallon any variety

Hay

Please have exhibits clean, and bring in plastic bag.  (One good, large flake)

Class #

1830      Hay, Alfalfa

1831      Hay, Grass

1832      Hay, Triticale

1833      Hay, Grain hay

Sherman County Fair

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(Complete mailing address, please)

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2. Young Patriots Scholarship Essay Contest

pencil.sharpThe 2016-2017 Young Patriots Essay Contest is now open! This year’s scholarship winners will be announced late January 2017.

Need money for college? The National Center for Policy Analysis and Debate Central are happy to announce the 2016-2017 Young Patriots Essay Contest, Sponsored by Copart. Entrants have the opportunity to showcase their writing skills and compete for $9,000 in scholarship money.

The Young Patriots Essay Contest is designed to challenge middle and high school students to creatively engage with public policy and current events through the art of writing. We assign a controversial topic each year, and THREE winners are chosen to receive a scholarship out of hundreds of essay submissions. Find the topic and entry instructions below!

The topic for the 2016-2017 scholarship essay contest is:  “Are international free trade agreements in the best interest of the United States? Why or why not?”

Contest participants have the opportunity to:

  • Earn a college scholarship of up to $5,000.
  • Have your essay published on Debate Central.
  • See your essay posted on the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) home page.
  • Have your essay shared with 200,000 NCPA Policy Patriots via email.
  • Have your winning entry be sent to your hometown newspapers, radio and TV.

See how to enter: http://debate-central.ncpa.org/yp-17/.


3. South Sherman Fire & Rescue Announces Grant Award

South Sherman Fire and Rescue is pleased to announce the award of $5,000 from TransCanada Corporation.  The funds will be used for the new fire hall project that will be located in Grass Valley. South Sherman Fire and Rescue would like to thank TransCanada for sponsoring this project that will serve our community for many years to come.


4. Hell Unleashed: Flood Basalts, Extinctions, and the Death of Dinosaurs, Aug. 19

Author, geologist, instructor, and photographer Ellen Morris Bishop presents Hell Unleashed: Flood Basalts, Extinctions, and the Death of Dinosaurs, Friday, August 19, at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. A tuna steak dinner begins at 6 p.m. followed by the 7 p.m. program for $18. Cost for the program only is just $5. Reservations must be made by August 17 by calling 541-296-8600 ext. 201.


5. Summertime School-Time

children.cartoonMost parents genuinely want their kids to do well in school, and there is a great deal that parents can do to make school success more likely. This may seem like an odd time to talk about our kids in school, since most school-age children in the Northern Hemisphere are on summer vacation right now. But there is no better time to start preparing them for the next school year, than right now.

First, and far above all else, find out how to build your child’s self-esteem and work at it steadily. There is nothing more important than strong, warranted self-esteem for success in school, or anywhere else for that matter. Depending on their age, summertime provides a great opportunity for some reading out loud to you, building self-confidence in 1) their ability to read, and 2) in their ability to present to others.

Second, get personally involved. Your kids may try to persuade you to back off, but parental involvement is something that they really do need and want. Get to know their teachers. Ask both child and teacher about what goes on in class and listen attentively to their answers. “How did your day go?” is just as much a part of building your kids’ sense of self-efficacy.

Spend time working on projects, with your kids taking charge of planning and execution, as challenging as their age and maturity can handle. And yes, check on them. Ensure that they have a good place to work and help them keep track of assignments so they get them done on time. Review assignments and tests with them when they come back, praise their success, and correct mistakes.

Teach them how to break large tasks down into smaller, more manageable pieces, how to assign priorities, and the importance of rewarding themselves when they accomplish a goal. Perhaps you’ve heard some of this advice before, but it’s good to re-emphasize that these things work! And as they get older, draw the links to how important these skills are in the workplace.

They may be out of school, but summertime does not mean our children are out of learning. If you do these things consistently, they will have a significant, positive effect on your child’s success in school, in the workplace, and in life. ~ The Pacific Institute


6. Mable Adeline (Thomas) Overholts 1915-2016

flower.rose.starMable Adeline (Thomas) Overholts was born July 25, 1915, to Edward and Clara Louise Thomas in Klondike, east of Wasco, Oregon. She worked on her father’s wheat farm while growing up and graduated from Wasco High School in 1932. She graduated from Emanuel Hospital nursing school in 1938. She married Marvin Merle Overholts on July 2, 1939. She worked at Emanuel in the nursery for the next six years. In 1947 Mable and Marvin bought a new gas station at North Santiam, then moved to Stayton where Mable was a nurse at the hospital. After she retired from she worked in doctors’ offices in Stayton and helped with Red Cross blood drives. She gave up her nursing license at the age of 75. She was a Girl Scout Leader, an Eastern Star member for 50 years, and member of Daughters of the American Revolution. Affectionately called M & M, they enjoyed RV travel and helped start the Santiam Historical Society with others in 1984. Mable died May 16, 2016. Survivors include daughter-in-law Janet Overholts (Terry Lee, deceased) of Vernal, Utah; daughter Linda Hagel (Terrance) of Chiloquin, Oregon; grandchildren, Andrea McCausland (Geoff) of Salem, Clint Hagel (Jennifer) of Soldotna, Alaska, LaRae Connor of Silverton, Oregon; and six great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held on July 24 at United Methodist Church in Stayton. Memorial gifts may be made to Santiam Historical Society, P.O. Box 360, Stayton, OR; Santiam Memorial Hospital, 1401 N. 10th Ave, Stayton, OR, 97383; or Abigail Scott Duniway NSDAR, 541 SE Arbor Ct., Sublimity OR 97385.  ~ The Statesman-Journal on July 26, 2016.


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

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Sherman County 4-H   https://www.facebook.com/Sherman-County-4-H-Oregon-302961880876/

Young Patriots Scholarship Essay Contest  http://debate-central.ncpa.org/yp-17/.

Opinion. As I Predicted, Seattle’s Minimum Wage Rise Is Reducing Employment  http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2016/07/26/seattles-minimum-wage-rise-is-reducing-employment-in-seattle-i-was-right-in-predicting-this/#10dfd4a4e6c8

How A Digital Tool Helps A Five-Generation Family Farm Sow A Sustainable Future   http://www.forbes.com/sites/cargill/2016/05/16/sowing-a-sustainable-future/#18514aee32de

“Nothing is so contagious as opinion, especially on questions which, being susceptible of very different glosses, beget in the mind a distrust of itself.” —James Madison (1790)

Pulling back the covers on Oracle lawsuit: State could spend $27 million in legal fees http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2016/07/puling_back_the_covers_on_orac.html#incart_river_home

Merkley, Kotek rally Democrats at convention http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/07/25/merkley-kotek-rally-democrats-convention/87552824/

“I don’t believe you change hearts. I believe you change laws, you change allocation of resources, you change the way systems operate.” ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton

Movies: Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party  http://www.dineshdsouza.com/movies/hillarys-america/

Why Nike CEO made $47 Million Last Year  http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/threads_and_laces/2016/07/why-nike-ceo-mark-parker-made-47m-last-year.html?ana=e_abd&u=wkiE5IyNb4HDxutujUayRl7bhJ3&t=1469540763&j=75160532


 

Sherman County eNews #188

CONTENT

  1. Volunteer Opportunities at the Sherman County Fair!

  2. Why should your business support the local 4-H (& FFA) Livestock Auction?

  3. Sherman County Court Agenda, Aug. 3

  4. OregoniansGive Builds on National GivingTuesday Uniting Nonprofits

  5. A Clean Sheet of Paper

  6. History Tidbits. Measure 5 Makes School Consolidation Inevitable

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


1. Volunteer Opportunities at the Sherman County Fair!

teamworkManyHandsThe Sherman County Fair offers opportunities for volunteers will contribute to success and meet and greet new and old friends!

  1. Open Class Building, several volunteers are needed to assist with entry check-in August 24 and exhibit display and ribbon placement August 25.
  2. Open Class Building, one person or teams of two, one-hour shifts, August 26, 27 & 28.
  3. One volunteer or a team of two to water plants on the fairgrounds during fair week, August 22-28.
  4. Up to 8 Ticket Takers, Saturday evening, August 27, and Sunday afternoon, August 28th; will not be handling any cash.
  5. Roll up your sleeves for other opportunities before the county fair opens!
  6. Contact Beth at shermanctyfair@hotmail.com to let her know what you would like to do and when!

2. Why should your business support the local 4-H (& FFA) Livestock Auction?

~ By Natalie Nicole Harris

4-H clover1Before you read this please know it is coming from my point of view as a past 10 year 4-H member, current 4-H volunteer and parent of a current 4-H’er! My thoughts are based on my experience and love for this organization! As a successful business woman I have supported and purchased many animals on behalf of my employers in the past. I have seen the return of my investment personally and would like to spread the word of this great organization, 4-H.

Your local County Fair auction is the culmination of a year of hard work and dedication by these young entrepreneurs. Yes, I think of each 4-H’er as a young business person because they invest their love, time and energy into their livestock project. It is up to us as professionals to invest in the youth of 4-H by purchasing their animals. In many cases this is their first real transaction in the business world, selling a product for a profit.  I would guess that over 80% of these kids will then invest their hard earned money into a savings account to go toward college tuition! It’s also about so much more than money! They are thinking long term, not focused on an X-Box! I feel that says a lot in today’s world of gaming and digital use.  These children will learn professionalism and pride while displaying their livestock or other projects at the fair!

The dedication you have to your livestock is of the utmost responsibility. My 4-H’er (Lane, 9 years old) has been a part of his project since the animals were bred! He witnessed the birth and has been in contact daily with his animals, feeding, grooming, training, etc. Yes. I am bragging on my son, but really all 4-H’ers because it is not just about him. These kids are learning real life lessons that will prepare them for the future!

Through these projects, 4-H’ers learn numerous valuable life skills and lessons, including: the value of time management skills to meet their goals and responsibilities ; the importance of managing their own financial resources and making business decisions; proper animal care and livestock production practices; the value of leadership, teamwork, good sportsmanship and competition (New Mexico University).

Think of it this way, by going to the local 4-H auction you will not only support your local community but also be investing in some of the future top professionals and leaders! Children who were a part of 4-H are statistically more likely to go to college, have better work ethic and over all, be more successful! You could potentially be investing in the future leaders of your company! Many top entertainers, CEOs and politicians got their start in 4-H! Here are a few successful people who started in 4-H:

    • Norman Brown – President and CEO of W.K. Kellogg Foundation
    • Zoe Coulson – Vice President of Campbell Soup Company
    • James Glass – Executive Vice President of The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
    • Karol Nickell – Vice President and Editor in Chief of Better Homes & Gardens Mag
    • Harold Poling – CEO Ford Motor Company

I think we are on to something here! 4-H teaches youth so many valuable life lessons that will prepare them for their chosen careers and not just in agriculture! Many might even seek employment with those organizations that supported them in 4-H. I did, and I am proud of it!

Maybe you’re asking yourself “what am I going to do with all that meat?” Well, my first suggestion would be to eat it! This will be some of the highest quality meat you can buy!  If that is not an option for you then I have the solution, donate the meat to the local food pantry! Problem solved! Now for the animal rights activists who are against the slaughter of animals, I can’t change your mindset and I value your opinions but I will argue that the majority of these animals have been treated with tender loving care, fed the best grains and hay, provided clean water and kept under fans, washed and brushed daily in many cases. I would even linger to say and it hurts my heart to even mention it, but I know that most of these animals are treated better then some children in our country! So by supporting 4-H you are also supporting the growth of future caring, community minded individuals who will give back to the world and help be a better steward of the environment!

I promise that you will be amazed by our 4-H youth! I challenge you to get to know them, stop and chat for awhile, ask them questions and I know you will see the value in this organization! Think of it as an investment in the future, with a high return!

I geared this toward the livestock auction portion of 4-H but 4-H offers so many project choices for our youth; clothing, crafts, gardening, woodworking, welding, research projects, bicycle, shooting sports, livestock judging, pubic speaking, cooking, etc.  I could go on and on! Even if livestock isn’t your thing 4-H has something for all walks of life. Check out the project buildings at your local fair! If you are interested in more information on 4-H go to their website at http://4-h.org/. Thanks for reading and please share!


3. Sherman County Court Agenda, Aug. 3

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4. OregoniansGive Builds on National GivingTuesday Uniting Nonprofits

The team behind #OregoniansGive announced plans for the 2016 campaign this week, opening registration for every nonprofit across the state of Oregon and setting ambitious goals for the annual day of giving which will take place on November 29.

Launched in 2015, #OregoniansGive builds on the national #GivingTuesday message by uniting nonprofits throughout the state of Oregon to celebrate the positive work underway by these organizations. The campaign encourages all citizens to play a role in developing a brighter future for our community.

“In our first year, we helped raise more than $1.8 million for nonprofits in almost every corner of the state,” said Agnes Zach, #OregoniansGive Chair and Executive Director, Willamette Valley Development Officers. “In 2016, we want to reach every single Oregonian. If every person in the state gives just one dollar to a nonprofit they believe in on #GivingTuesday, we can double our results and provide all of these worthy organizations with an incredible boost to start 2017.”

It’s About Community, Not Competition

A rising tide lifts all boats. As a collective of existing organizations, #OregoniansGive is not a new nonprofit seeking funds for its own cause. Instead, it is a platform to promote and celebrate the positive work underway by nonprofits around the state and the generosity of every Oregonian. Its goal is to create an environment that promotes even more giving, volunteering and community engagement.

“Nonprofits often feel like they have to compete with one another for resources,” said Zach. “#OregoniansGive wants to eliminate that approach. If we work together, we can raise awareness on an exponential level. We can help shine a brighter light on more organizations and encourage more donors to contribute more time and money to help create a brighter future for our communities.”

More than 700 nonprofits took part in the inaugural campaign in 2015 and organizers aim to push that figure over 1,000 for 2016. There is no cost to any organization to take part in the #OregoniansGive campaign. Individuals donate to the organization of their choosing and 100% of all contributions made go directly to the organization.

How to Sign Up Your Nonprofit

Nonprofits interested in joining #OregoniansGive are encouraged to sign up at www.OregoniansGive.org where they will receive more information on the campaign, as well as valuable resources to help incorporate #OregoniansGive and #GivingTuesday into their end-of-year giving plans.

Organizations that are signed on for the 2016 campaign will have access to ongoing support throughout the coming months, including training opportunities, promotion across a variety of channels and community support from fellow nonprofits.

About #GivingTuesday

Started in 2012, #GivingTuesday is a global movement that lends balance to the focus on shopping and buying fueled by the deals offered on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The social media-driven event encourages charities, families, businesses, students and individuals to celebrate generosity and give to the organizations that make an impact in their community. Since its launch, #GivingTuesday has raised millions of dollars for tens-of-thousands of organizations.

About #OregoniansGive

#OregoniansGive celebrates all contributions from every resident — from born and bred natives to recent transplants — that make the state of Oregon what it is today and open the door for a brighter future. Following a rousing success in 2014, organizers of #PDXGives expanded their efforts to connect all nonprofits across the state of Oregon for the annual #GivingTuesday day of generosity. In 2015, the #OregoniansGive movement raised more than $1.8 million for organizations in every corner of the state. For more information, please visit www.oregoniansgive.org or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


5. A Clean Sheet of Paper

pencil.sharpToday, imagine yourself as a business, one that manufacturers several lines of product. Imagine that this organization is creating a new product line, and for the first time in your industry’s history, you are approaching this new product with “a clean sheet of paper.” In fact, you are approaching it from an entirely new perspective.

How many times have we gone about doing a job or a task the same way because, “We always do it this way”? How many times, because of rushed time schedules or convenience, have we fallen into old patterns? While they may be tried and true, and one can have confidence in some process that we know works, what are we potentially giving up? What might we be missing?

The history books are riddled with people who have come up with new ways of looking at the status quo, and revolutionized an industry. Henry Ford, commonly accredited with the assembly line, switched perspectives and simply moved the car and not the workers. Perhaps without knowing exactly what he was doing, Ford gave up the problem to his subconscious and reticular activating system to solve the challenge.

So, what do you have coming up that might benefit from “a clean sheet of paper”? It could be a challenge in your business, or in your personal or professional life. Give your reticular activating system the goal of finding a new way to accomplish a challenge. You may find yourself doing something as simple as finding a different way home from work, looking up, and finding your own revolutionary new way of looking at the future.  ~ The Pacific Institute


6. History Tidbits. Measure 5 Makes School Consolidation Inevitable

From The Dalles Chronicle, May 2, 1991: “Measure 5 makes school consolidation inevitable. School district consolidation is a perennially hot issue in the local area, with voters in recent years facing measures in The Dalles, southern Wasco County and Sherman County. The most recent attempt by proponents of school consolidation is in Sherman County, where voters will begin deciding Monday whether to change the county’s four school districts into one.

“Thanks to Ballot Measure 5 local voters within a few years probably will not have the luxury of deciding their local school boundaries. Even if Sherman County voters decide this month to retain their local elementary school districts, the decision for a county-wide school district will be made for them by the Legislature. One such consolidation bill already has passed the Senate, and passage appears likely in the House.

“While Measure 5 was passed by voters because it offered the promise of a cap on property taxes, the measure also includes a provision that received less publicity. It requires that any reduction in revenue from property taxes be made up by the Legislature, and that requirement is a clear transfer of economic authority from the local voters to the state government.

“If the state had a huge budget surplus, that transfer of authority might not affect school district boundaries. But Measure 5 did not itself provide the state with an additional source of revenue to make up for the property tax losses, so the state finds itself in the position of having to look for every practical way of keeping costs down.

“One of those ways is to reduce the number of school districts. The Senate has taken a ‘quick and dirty’ approach to that, requiring g the unification of districts which don’t provide complete K-12 education.

“There is little doubt that school consolidation can save money, although it is a debatable issue how much and whether the savings are worth and the possible necessity of longer pupil transport distances and the loss of intangible factors such as community pride. But the state doesn’t have the luxury of looking at such issues in depth; without a sales tax, an income tax increase or some other form of new revenue, budgetary factors become the prime, and perhaps the only, consideration.

“In the past, voters in Sherman County have indicated that they believe the benefits of having several school districts outweighed the disadvantages. This month’s election could make the last time they have that choice.”


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

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Higher Education and Accrediting Online Courses  http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=26577&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DPD

The Business of Measure 97  http://pamplinmedia.com/but/315916

The Atlantic magazine dubs Portland ‘the Whitest City in America’  http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/07/the_atlantic_magazine_dubs_por.html#incart_2box

Muslim workers in Fort Morgan fired over prayer dispute walkout  http://www.denverpost.com/2015/12/30/muslim-workers-in-fort-morgan-fired-over-prayer-dispute-walkout/

Boston Dynamics Human-like Robot  https://www.youtube.com/embed/rVlhMGQgDkY?rel=0

Countries where Pokemon-GO is Available  http://brilliantmaps.com/pokemon-go/

BLA, BLA, BLA, BLA or BLM, What Difference at this Point Does it Make?  http://townhall.com/columnists/joeconnor/2016/07/22/bla-bla-bla-bla-or-blm-what-difference-at-this-point-does-it-make-n2196413?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

Explosive Device Removed from Wallowa Lake  http://www.eastoregonian.com/eo/local-news/20160725/authorities-remove-explosive-device-from-wallowa-lake

Modern Sporting Rifle Pocket Fact Card http://www.nssf.org/msr/PDF/MSR-PocketFactCard.pdf

Spread of the Words For Tea & Coffee Around the World  http://moverdb.com/tea-coffee/

How The Nile Has Changed Course Over The Past 5,000 Years  http://brilliantmaps.com/nile/

Brilliant Maps https://www.facebook.com/brilliantmaps

Sherman County eNews #187

July 25, 2016

CONTENT

  1. Summer Reading Program, July 26

  2. Entering the Sherman County Fair: Who, When, What & How … and it’s Free!

  3. Ford Institute: Why Community-Based Change?

  4. Theme Baskets for 4-H Leaders’ Basket Raffle Fund-Raiser

  5. Being Busy

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


1. Summer Reading Program, July 26

Sherman County Public/School Library Summer Reading Program: On Your Mark, Get Set….READ! Tuesday, July 26 at 10:00am. Senses (0-3 years) and Motion Commotion (4+ years). Enjoy storytime, make crafts, play games and get fun prizes! Kids can get on the swim bus from the library at 11:10am. For more information: 541-565-3279.


2. Entering the Sherman County Fair: Who, When, What & How … and it’s Free!

BeeWHO? Any resident of the United States of any age (and who does not have a 4-H or FFA project) can enter the Open Class Divisions. Only Sherman County residents may enter some contests.

WHEN? On Wednesday, August 24th, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. bring your entries to the Sherman County Fairgrounds at 66147 Lonerock Road near Moro. Entry forms are in the fair book and at the Open Class Pavilion where volunteers will help you fill them out.

WHAT? You can enter just about anything: baked goods, wheat, ceramics, crocheting, dried fruits and herbs, veggies, fruit, flowers, hay, house plants, Legos, collections and much more!

HOW? Go to http://www.shermancountyfairfun.com, click on the “how & what to enter,” then click on each division for details and class information:

DIVISIONS:

  1. Flowers and Plants
  2. Grain and Hay
  3. Land Products (garden veggies and fruit)
  4. Kitchen Products (baked goods, canned foods, jams, candy)
  5. Clothing and Needlecraft (knitting, sewing, quilts)
  6. Arts, Crafts and Hobbies (ceramics, macramé, stained glass, leather craft, etc.)
  7. Photography
  8. Kids Corner.

3. Ford Institute: Why Community-Based Change?

There is tremendous capacity in the rural people and places in our area to make great things happen. And we hear time and again from people who want more, different or better opportunities for their children, families and communities. Community-Based Change builds on the powerful leadership development and capacity building work the Ford Institute accomplished from 2003 to 2016. The programs engaged more than 6,000 rural community builders from 88 rural hubs throughout rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif.

We believe real and lasting change wells up from within communities and that communities are best positioned to know their own needs. We also believe communities can and must create and lead the change they want to see for positive, meaningful and enduring change to occur.

[Read more at http://www.tfff.org/what-we-do/vital-rural-communities/ford-institute-community-building/community-based-change.%5D


4. Theme Baskets for 4-H Leaders’ Basket Raffle 4-H Fund-Raiser

4-H clover1Want to help 4-H kids and counselors with the costs of camp? Want to contribute to a great fund-raiser while having fun shopping and putting together a great gift basket? Think of a great theme… a school, a sport, an activity, a hobby … and put together a selection of items, all in a basket. Drop it off at the Extension Office by August 15th so we can get it wrapped in time for fair. Baskets will be on display in the 4-H pavilion during the fair. Winners are announced Saturday during the 4-H awards.” ~ Oregon State University – Sherman County Extension 4-H Newsletter, July 2016.


5. Being Busy

man.stickynotesIf you are busier than you would like to be, but also less productive, then read on.

Here is a question for you: How busy are you these days? Now, here’s another question: How productive are you? As most of us know, the two just aren’t the same. All too often, being busy may have nothing at all to do with the results we get and what we achieve.

We spend our days, often very long days, in a flurry of activity. But, when the day or week is over, we’re disappointed at the level of our accomplishment. Our disappointment creates stress and we push ourselves even harder to “get more done.” However, pushing hard isn’t the answer.

So, what is the answer? With experience, we find a sense of priorities based on a clear purpose and well-defined short- and long-term goals are what we need. The world is full of folks who are definitely in motion, but they’re not exactly sure where they’re going. And, they don’t know why, either. Perhaps they get going so fast that they never take the time to figure it out. If that’s your situation, perhaps it is time to set aside some a few moments for personal reflection, some values clarification and goal-setting.

There’s nothing like a strong sense of purpose, based on clearly spelled out values, to keep you moving. But more than that, it keeps you moving in the right direction. Without it, as the saying goes, “You can climb the ladder of success, but when you get to the top, you may find that it’s leaning against the wrong building!”

There is enough stress in the world that we don’t need to manufacture more for ourselves. Take the time and space to discover what accomplishment truly means, for you. Understand the difference between accomplishment and “busy-ness” for the sake of looking busy. Give yourself the opportunity to discover a new truth, for you. ~ The Pacific Institute 


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

Oregon bottle deposit will double to 10 cents next spring http://www.ktvz.com/news/oregon-bottle-deposit-will-double-to-10-cents-next-spring/40843024 

The Ford Family Foundation | Ford Institute Community Building  http://www.tfff.org/what-we-do/vital-rural-communities/ford-institute-community-building/community-based-change

Running is more than a sport on Hopi reservation http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=17131436 

Federal Immigration Court Backlog Tops 500,000  http://patriottribune.com/43784/federal-immigration-court-backlog/

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Donald Trump  https://thehornnews.com/10-things-didnt-know-donald-trump/

DNC Wikileaks Hack Outs Hillary Shill at Washington Post  http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/07/dnc_wikileaks_hack_outs_hillary_shill_at_washington_post.html

What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls  http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/weekly_updates/what_they_told_us_reviewing_last_week_s_key_polls2?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyNewsletter


 

Sherman County eNews #186

July 22, 2016

CONTENT

  1. Sherman County’s Center for Living Upcoming Programs

  2.  “Finding Yourself in the Gorge” Summer Camp for ages 9-12

  3. Wildfire Prevention is Everyone’s Responsibility

  4. NCPHD Funding to Address Cancer Burden in Wasco, Sherman, and Gilliam Counties

  5. Being Fully Human

  6. History Tidbits: Stories about Wasco

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


Nothing endures but change. ~ Heraclitus, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers


1. Sherman County’s Center for Living Upcoming Programs

Moro’s Monthly Open Forum Gathering will meet 7/26 Tuesday from 5-6 pm. Because of the school’s parking lot construction, we will meet in July and August at Center For Living Moro office at the old school, 302 Scott Street.

SNACKS & A FREE RAFFLE ticket for a $30.00 Fred Myers Card

TOPIC: What Is Trauma?

Wasco’s Monthly Open Forum Gathering will meet Tuesday August 2nd from 5-6pm at the Wasco Annex in The Meeting Room

SNACKS & A FREE RAFFLE ticket for a $30.00 Fred Myers Card

TOPIC: What Is Trauma?

Women & Boundaries Group Meeting

This group will begin Wednesday 17 ‘ August, ending on 10’ October, and will be held from 2pm-4pm.  The group is a 3 month curriculum. 

CONTACT CHRISTINE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 541 565 3149

Open to suggestions for Topics


2. “Finding Yourself in the Gorge” Summer Camp for ages 9-12

What survival skills would you need if you were exploring the untamed wilderness? Kids ages 9 to 12 years old can learn through, Finding Yourself in the Gorge, August 22 through August 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles.

What would it be like to be a member of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery expedition? Children ages 9 to 12 will learn about the natural environment of the gorge through the lens of cartography, biology, art, and ecology. They will study hands-on wilderness survival skills like navigating with a compass, making maps, drawing sketches in field journals, building survival shelters, finding food and more.  They will explore nature through creating works of earth art from natural materials such as rocks, leaves and water. Students will come away with a stronger sense of place, identity, and the role of being a steward of the environment.  Snacks will be provided.

Cost for this four-day outdoor adventure camp is $85 per child for non-members, $70 for members. Space is limited, and registration is required by July 29. For information or to register, contact Robbie Smith, Director of Education, 541-296-8600 ext. 209, email robbie@gorgediscovery.com or visit http://www.gorgediscovery.org


3. Wildfire Prevention is Everyone’s Responsibility

sun.circleSummer is finally heating up. And while this is great news for outdoor enthusiasts, fire officials want to remind everyone that the summer heat could lead to careless wildfires.

“Preventing wildfires and wildfire safety is everyone’s responsibility,” said Oregon State Fire Marshal Jim Walker. “I encourage citizens to join their neighbors in reducing the wildfire risk to their communities.”

The Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordination Group (PNWCG), made up of federal and state fire protection and prevention agencies in Oregon and Washington, is spreading the word that fire danger is on the rise. In many areas around the two states, activities like outdoor debris burning and campfires are either prohibited or limited in their use. Other fire prevention requirements now in place in some forests and other wildlands in the Northwest include carrying a fire extinguisher with vehicles traveling off highways and other primary roads, and not using tracer ammunition or exploding targets when using firearms.

“While fire season has been slow to start this summer, we have seen a significant jump in the percentage of human-caused fires,” said Kevin Martin, U.S. Forest Service director of Fire and Aviation for the Pacific Northwest. “This year we’ve had 19 large fires, of which 15–roughly 80 percent–were human-caused. We all need to do our part to prevent unwanted human-caused fires.”

Anyone responsible for starting a fire, accidental or not, is potentially responsible for fire suppression costs, plus the civil liability for damages to neighboring property owners. Combined, these costs could run into the millions.

“As temperatures climb around the state, be aware of your surroundings and use extreme caution,” says Keep Oregon Green Association President Kristin Babbs. “Mowing dry grass, smoking, idling your car over dry vegetation on the side of the road, fireworks and target shooting are just a few examples of activities that can lead to destructive and costly wildfires.”

Be sure and check fire season regulations for where you live or where you may be going. Several resources are on the internet to gain more information and to learn more about fire prevention practices. Keep Oregon Green, Oregon Department of Forestry, Washington Department of Natural Resources and the offices of the state fire marshal for both Oregon and Washington are great places to start.

For more information about preventing wildfires, these online resources are recommended:

Keep Oregon Green Association: www.keeporegongreen.org
Firewise: www.firewise.org
Pacific Northwest Fire-Adapted Communities: www.pnwfac.org


4. NCPHD Funding to Address Cancer Burden in Wasco, Sherman, and Gilliam Counties

The Dalles, Ore. – North Central Public Health District (NCPHD) received $50,000 from the Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program at Oregon Health & Science University to implement a CDC evidence-based program aimed at increasing the physical activity of residents of The Dalles. Step It Up! The Dalles will organize and facilitate walking groups to provide social support for physical activity.

Step It Up! The Dalles will work with children and adults of all ages and fitness levels in The Dalles.

This project, Step it Up! The Dalles, is a cancer prevention project that is designed to specifically address the increased risk of cancer due to excess weight and obesity. Obesity is associated with increased risks of several types of cancer, including: esophagus, pancreas, colon and rectum, breast–postmenopausal, kidney, thyroid and gallbladder.

One out of every two U.S. adults is living with a chronic disease, such as heart disease, cancer, or diabetes.

Being physically active is one of the most important steps that people of all ages and abilities can take to improve their health. The companionship, support, and encouragement offered to participants through

Step It Up! The Dalles will lead to increased knowledge about physical activity and confidence in the ability to exercise. Over time, the length and frequency of physical activity will increase, and overall physical fitness will improve for men and women, people of all ages, and both sedentary and previously active individuals.

The project is funded through the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program. This program is designed to build sustainable collaborations with Oregon communities by providing grants and other resources to foster development of community-identified cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship projects. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute has made a decade-long commitment to invest in this program to develop robust, sustainable programs that benefit the health of all Oregonians.


 5. Being Fully Human

The ability to reason and understand is important to our well-being. But so is our ability to feel emotions. Let’s look at how the two fit together.

Intelligence is a wonderful thing. Our ability to reason, to make rational choices, and to look at things analytically has given humanity many great things. But when the mind is operating without the heart, when intellect rules without benefit of humility, we often end up in very deep trouble. In the 20th century alone, we saw the most cultured nation in Europe launch the “final solution,” and the most creative scientists among us have managed to spoil the land, the air and the waters.

Have you ever wondered why so many people seem to be afraid of their feelings? They are determined to avoid appearing openly emotional and often behave scornfully to others who are in the grip of strong feelings. They want to feel in control at all times, but one of the things about being fully human is acknowledging that there is only so far reason can go. There are some things in life that are deeply mysterious. They defy logical explanation, and require that we accept rather than understand.

Discovery of the evidence of a Higgs boson, that particle that physicists have proposed gives mass to everything in the universe, was a huge labor by a lot of scientists, several of whom work at the University of Washington. In an article at the time, one of the scientists admitted to tears at the announcement, because it was such a momentous scientific discovery. But it was a scientific discovery that was just as much felt, and felt deeply.

So don’t let your quest to understand life prevent you from truly experiencing it, and don’t let your desire for knowledge keep you from achieving real wisdom. ~ The Pacific Institute


6. History Tidbits: Stories about Wasco

Sherman County: For The Record is the twice-yearly historical anthology published by the Sherman County Historical Society 1983-2015. The many authors who contributed to For The Record provide a window into the past with memoirs, official records and wonderful photographs. Sherman County: For The Record may be purchased at the Sherman County Historical Museum, 200 Dewey Street, P.O. Box 173, Moro, OR 97039 or ordered by contacting Patti Fields at director@shermanmuseum.org.

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Volume & Number

#1-2, 1983

Our County is Formed by Patty Moore

#2-1, 1984

Dr. Sarah Leah Richelderfer by D’Lynn M. Richelderfer

Tom and Bessie Striker Family by Shirley Richelderfer

Sherman County Marriage Book A 1889-1895 compiled by Sherry Kaseberg (series)

Sherman County Officers

#2-2, 1984

Autobiography by Florence Tate Murdock

The Watkins Family of Sherman County by Margilee Morse Kaseberg

#3-1, 1985

The Fulton Family by James Gibson Fulton

#3-2, 1985

The Wasco Opera House by Gladys Morrow Laidlaw

Lucinda Fulton Isaacs by James Gibson Fulton

#4-1, 1986

Story of the Early Day Grist Mill by Earl Williams

The Fulton Family by James Gibson Fulton

#4-2, 1986

The Fulton Family by James Gibson Fulton

#5-1, 1987

Pioneer Life as told by Bee Van Macnab

#5-2, 1987

I Craved to be Like the Birds by H. Edwin Morrow

Teaching in Wasco, the Early Years by Frances Gorsline McClure Adams

The Van Patten Homesteaders by Bee Van Patten Macnab

I Remember Early by Bessie Porter Huck

#6-1, 1988

Bergen to Wasco by Tom Jacobsen

John Henry Johnson by Kenneth Deibert Johnson

#6-2, 1988

Goodbye, China Hollow School by Sherry Kaseberg

#7-1, 1989

Sherman County Centennial, 1889-1989:

Program, Chronological History, An Act Creating Sherman County

#7-2, 1989

Historic John Day River Crossing, The Old Oregon Trail Part One by Alma Jean Tipley

Growing Up in Wasco by Gladys Morrow Laidlaw

A Record of the Sherman County Fair by Patty Moore

#8-1, 1990

Historic John Day River Crossing, The Old Oregon Trail, Part Two by Alma Jean Tipley

My Peugh Family in Wasco by Ivalou Peugh

Friends & Neighbors 1989, Our Centennial Song by Mark Mobley & David Pshigoda 

#9-2, 1991

Sherman County Marriages 1906-1912 by Dorothy Brown Benson (series)

#10-1, 1992

O.H. .HRich as Told by Opal Rich McCoy Smith by William K. McCoy

#10-2, 1992

A Talk with Carl Anderson by Forest Peters

#11-1, Spring 1993

The Coats Family by Chet Coats

An Oregon Trail Diary, 1850 [Brock]

The John Fields Family by Nellie Dingle Fields as told to Mark Fields

#12-1, 1994

An Oregon Boyhood by Bliss Clark with Patty Moore

934504 Sir: The Military Experiences of PFC Malcolm McDermid, USMCR

#12-2, 1994

School, Sheep & Extension by Helen White Bruckert

The John Medler Family by Elda Macnab & Dora Dumler 

#13-1, 1995

The Gordon-Walker Shoot-Out near Gordon Butte by Anita Kenny Drake

WWII in the Seabees by Stuart Macnab

The Siscel Story by James T. Siscel

#13-2, 1995

Tom Macnab in the Pacific by Tom Macnab with Helen Kelly Macnab

Home Front Memories by Nell Coats Melzer

Once Again Over Lightly (NC) USN by Owietus Neal McDermid

#14-1, 1996

All Hands Abandon Ship and Other Naval Adventures by Dan Kaseberg

To Leyte and Back by Way of Chicago by Chet Coats

Sherman County Connections in the

Wasco County Marriage Records 1859-1889 by Anita Kenny Drake (series)

Sherman County Connections in the

Klickitat County Marriage Records 1871-1889 by Dorothy Brown Benson (series)

#14-2, 1996

River Freezing Winters of Yesteryear by Anita Kenny Drake

The Hard Winter of 1861-62 by Anita Kenny Drake

Charley Kandle by Anita Kenny Drake

#15-1, 1997

A Personal Memoir: The Third Infantry Division, WW II by Phil O’Meara

#15-2, 1997

Bizarre B-17 Collision Over the North Sea by Teresa K. Flatley

Sherman Garage & Wasco by George Moon

Wasco School Memories by Gladys Morrow Laidlaw

Con Davis by Gary Fields

#16-1, 1998

Sack Sewing by Virgil Herin

A Singing Career: Wasco, Portland and San Diego by Gladys Morrow Laidlaw

The John R. Love Family [Love-Wright Shooting] by Anita Kenny Drake

#16-2, 1998

Jesse & Mary Eaton, Oregon Territory Pioneers by Cari Blount

The Old Eaton Place by Robert W. Huck

#17-2, 1999

Edward R. Armstrong’s Diary: Camp Raven, Deschutes River Railroad 1909-10 by Edward R. Armstrong (surveyor)

#18-1, 2000

Wilson’s French National Order of the Legion of Honor by Mark Fields

It’s a Small World After All: Tanky Bozarth by Gordon Hilderbrand & Mark Fields

#18-2, 2000

The Leonard’s Bridge Crash of 1896

as told by W.S. Grant to Margaret Walker of The Dalles Chronicle

Excerpts from Wasco and Sherman County Directory, 1898

Wasco Centennial, May 1998 by Elaine Kelley Kalista

#19-1, 2001

Married Women’s Separate Property Register

Civil War Veterans – Sherman County, Oregon compiled by Sherry Kaseberg

Sherman County World War I Registration List of 1917

#19-2, 2001

Sherman County, A 1962-1963 Student’s View of Sherman County produced by Linda Macnab Krafsic under her teacher, Grace [May] Zevely at Wasco Grade School

My Birthday Book 1962-1963 by Linda Macnab Krafsic

Memoirs of Albert Jay Price – Good Stock Country, Splendid Farming Country

Impressions and Observations of the Journal Man by Fred Lockley, Oregon Journal

#20-1, 2002

Our Lamborns in Sherman County by Betty Lamborn Barber

Sherman County Newspapers compiled by Sherry Kaseberg and Chris Sanders 

#20-2, 2002

Sherman County Schools from the collections of Grace [May] Zevely

#21-1, 2003

The Porters and the Andersons by Dorothy Porter Smith with Mark Fields,

Toni Conley and Forest Peters

Wasco, Hood River and Sherman County Directory, 1910

Wasco Fire Equipment Through the Years by George B. Moon

#22-1, 2004

Sherman County Red Cross Auxiliaries, Part One compiled by Chris Sanders

#22-2, 2004

Van Gilder by George W. Howard

Sherman County Red Cross Auxiliaries, Part Two by Chris Sanders

#23-2

Levi and Grant Armsworthy by Nell Coats Melzer

Armsworthy by Peggy Clark

Locust Grove United Brethren Church [Woodworth] by Mark Fields

#25-1 2007

Homesteading on the John Day River by Bill Slack

The Homesteaders by Bee Van Patten Macnab

Courtship in the 1920s by Myrna Melzer

#25-2 2007

Charles Dunn McAllister, Glider Pilot Extraordinaire by Kathy McCullough

A Personal Memoir: The Third Infantry Division, World War II by Phil O’Meara

I Craved to be Like the Birds by H. Edwin Morrow

Tad Owen McCoy by Lucie McCoy and Tom McCoy

All Hands Abandon Ship and Other Naval Adventures by Dan Kaseberg

I Remember by John McClure

Lt. William Goldie Macnab, 1923-1944 compiled by Kathy McCullough

Bizarre B-17 Collision over the North Sea by Teresa K. Flatley

Sherman County Crop Dusting by Kathy McCullough

Sherman County Pilots by Tom Eakin

Francis “Fritz” and Helen [Strong] Watkins by Zachary Blaylock, Essay Contest

Helen Lucille Strong Watkins [Trap Shooting] 

#26-1 2008 Sherman County Pilots  

#26-2 2008 Sherman County & Rajneeshpuram

#27-1 2009 Floods & Freezes

#27-2 2009 December 1964 Flood

#28-1 2010 Fires

#28-2 2010 Horses

#29-1 2011

My WWII Military Reflections, Part One by Dewey Thomas with Reine Thomas

WWII Naval Life of Charles Forrest Decker by Charles F. Decker

Yates & O’Meara by Margaret O’Meara Stoltenberg & Sherry Kaseberg

#29-2 2011

My WWII Military Reflections, Part Two by Dewey Thomas with Reine Thomas

Ray Sink: A Promising Life Comes to a Tragic End by Chris Sanders

The Sink Family Connection by Chris Sanders

An Inscribed Basalt Column by Sherry Kaseberg

#30-1 2012

Sherman County Journal & Rural Newspapers by McLaren Stinchfield

Memories of Easter 1966 by Doug Rhinehart

The Little Depot That Could by Susan Van Gilder Smith

The Caboose at the Wasco Depot

Rhinehart Family – Coming to Oregon by Doug Rhinehart

The Tale of a Tail End, Namely a Caboose by Les Bowser

Recipes for Margaret O’Meara’s Bridal Shower

#30-2 2012

I Found Regina by Nina Rhinehart Fleckenstein

Red Doors by Nina Rhinehart Fleckenstein

Old Barns in Sherman County by Carol MacKenzie

#31-1 2013

Doc Sanders, Veterinarian by Chris Sanders

Wasco Incorporated, 1898 from the Sherman County Journal

Wasco, 1898 from The Dalles Times-Mountaineer

#31-2 2013

Early Pioneer Life Told by Frank Fulton to Aldruda Beletski

World War II Veterans Historic Highway by Dick Tobiason

Sherman County Journal – 100 Years by Frederick K. Cramer

Catholic Churches in Sherman County by Bob Odell

#32-1 2014

A History of the Wasco School by C.A. Hockett, Principal

County Seat: Kenneth, Moro or Wasco? by Sherry Kaseberg

#32-2 2014 50 Years Ago: The 1964 Christmas Flood

#33-1 2015

Waterproofing the Kids by Forest Peters

Red Cross Water Safety Program: Part One

#33-2 2015

Red Cross Water Safety Program: Part Two

Sherman Hotel by Mark Fields & Chris Sanders.


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

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Stolen Art & Antiques

 

Columbia River Sockeye Return is 5th Largest Since 1938 http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/columbia-river-sockeye-return-is-fifth-largest-dating-back-to-1938/?utm_content=bufferd4043&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=owned_buffer

“The greatest good we can do our country is to heal its party divisions and make them one people.” —Thomas Jefferson (1801)

Commentary. Charles Krauthammer: Notes from Cleveland: The two-part rebellion  http://freedomsback.com/charles-krauthammer/notes-from-cleveland-the-two-part-rebellion/


 

Sherman County eNews #185

CONTENT

  1. Spiritual Matters

  2. Classifieds

  3. Calendar


1. Spiritual Matters

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Our Adversary

Lucifer was created by God as an intelligent, powerful and beautiful angel. His name refers to a bright morning star (Isaiah 14:12), a star that outshines all the others.  As an angel, Lucifer was already in God’s presence, so he had no need for salvation. Unlike humans, angels can only “opt out,” if you will.  And opt out he did.  Because of his status as the most exalted of angels, pride started to take root (Ezekiel 28:17), and he decided that God should be unseated so that he could be worshiped instead (Isaiah 14:14).   In this quest, he has been imitating and mocking God ever since, and using temptation and deception as his primary weapons against mankind.

Satan has blinded the minds of the unbelieving world (2 Corinthians 4:4).  Although he has no direct power over believers, he loves to trip them up with temptation.  New believers are especially easy prey for Satan, and when believers fall for his tricks and end up committing sometimes grievous sins, he sits back and smiles while the unbelieving world blasts Christians as being phony, hypocritical, etc.  He has no reason to target unbelievers with temptation because he already has them right where he wants them.  He does deceive the unbelieving masses daily however.  He loves to use half-truths and twist scripture just enough to completely change the meaning.  He has created countless false religions that are steadily growing in popularity, and he loves to make Christianity out to be the enemy.  He is incredibly clever.

Satan knows his time is short, and he is ramping up his agendas.  You can see it in practically every headline.  The stage is being set for the final battle between good and evil.  It’s time for each individual to make their eternal choice.

God bless,

Jill Harrison

Wasco United Methodist Church


2. Classifieds (new or corrected)

[The ending date for an ad is shown in numbers at the end of the ad, for example, July 8 = 7/8]

THANK YOU NOTES, COMMENDATIONS & CONGRATULATIONS:

THANK YOU! Sherman County Historical Museum thanks all the young Pioneers who attended the Museum’s 2nd Annual Kid Pioneer Day on Wednesday, July 13th! It was a fun-filled day the old fashioned way. Thank you to our volunteers who brought all the fun together for everyone: Gail Macnab, Nancy Allen, Anita Kock, Tina Kaseberg, Abbey Phelps, Jessica Wheeler, Cindy Brown, Amy Dabulskis, Jessie Fuhrer and Dale Frey. 7-22
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

City of Grass Valley City Council has POSTPONED the 100th anniversary open house for the Pavilion from July 16, 2016 and have decided to include it in our annual Max Nogle fundraiser dinner/dance to be held on November 19, 2016. It will be a great celebration! Please plan to join us!  ~ Staff, Council and fundraising committee: Neil, Carol, David, Bonne, Kristin, Joan, Joann, Meinrad, Rita, Austin, Cathy, Jamie, Amanda and Scott  7/22

EMPLOYMENT:

BANK TELLER. Bank of Eastern Oregon is now accepting applications for a Teller position at our Moro branch. Individual should have previous customer service experience and ability to work a 20-hour workweek schedule – Mon thru Friday. Competitive hourly wage and benefit package. To apply visit www.beobank.com-Click on Human Resources, Career Opportunities. Successful candidate must pass pre-employment background, credit, and drug screenings. Application deadline: August 5, 2016 Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  8/5

INTERNET INSTALLATION SUBCONTRACTOR(S). For a Sherman County resident. Seeking subcontractor(s) to install residential and commercial Internet connections. Basic knowledge of computer networking is necessary. Experience with satellite, cable or telephone installation is a bonus.   Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Install and configure (small) microwave radios, run cable, connect to client’s computer or home router. Provide paperwork to document installation, service, and repairs.   Requirements: Valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Ability to work outside in small spaces and comfortable with (residential roof) heights. Contractor sets own hours but it may be necessary to work on a weekend in an emergency situation. Strong technical, customer service, verbal and written skills.  Laptop computer, small ladder, normal hand tools, and Ethernet crimper and cable tester needed.  Compensation is per job (installations) and per hour (difficult installations and service work). Contract employment for Sherman County residents.  Please email resume to:  resumes@arcticbay.com  0/0

FOR SALE:

REFRIGERATOR. Sealed Bid for excess equipment. City of Grass Valley, PO Box 191, Grass Valley, OR 97029 is accepting sealed bids for an excess refrigerator. Kenmore TopMount Mdl #68802, 18 cu ft. Sold AS IS with NO WARRANTY. Purchased July 2013 for use in the Pavilion. Minimum bid is $50.00 and must be received by August 1, 2016. Successful bidder will be required to remove it within 5 days. Please return bids to the above address. Questions, please email at cityofgv@embarqmail.com or call 541-333-2434 or 2403.  7/29

 

SERVICES: [home, personal, appliance, landscape, fencing, cleaning, maintenance, janitorial, computer, construction, sewing, repairs, transportation, media, pre-school, day care]

FAIR BOOK. 107th Sherman County Fair: Country Pride, County Wide! August 23-28! Get your Fair Book at a local business!

SHERMAN COUNTY BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Sherman County businesses & services may be listed on the Sherman County website at www.co.sherman.or.us under agri-business by town. Please contact Sherman County Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us  0/0

NEWSPAPERS

FREE:

FAIR BOOK. 107th Sherman County Fair: Country Pride, County Wide! August 23-28! Get your Fair Book at a local business!

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENTS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Just ask!

WANTED:

PLANNING REPORTS. 1938, 1948, 1958 & 1967 Long-Range Planning Conference Reports for Sherman County. ~ Sherry Kaseberg sherryk@gorge.net 

SHERMAN COUNTY BAKERS! The Sherman County Fair Board invites you to enter chocolate cakes and pies! Cash awards! See the Fair Book or http://www.shermancountyfairfun.com/special-contests.html for details. 8/19

FRESH PRODUCE. Now that we’re in the growing season, the Sherman County Senior & Community Center kitchen would very much appreciate donations of fresh fruit and veggies from your home gardens. ~ Jan Byram, Manager, Sherman County Senior & Community Center, 300 Dewey Street, Moro, OR  97039  7/22

LOCAL HOST FAMILIES for HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENTS

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.  ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience.   The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.  To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to www.host.asse.com to begin your host family application. Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today!  8/26

LOST OR FOUND:

FOR RENT:


3. Calendar (new or corrected)

 

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JULY

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum – a Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Jane Root Winters Original Paintings

22-24 National Association of Counties Conference, Long Beach, CA

23 Sunriver Antique & Classic Car Show

25-29 Sherman County 4-H Healthalicious Cooking Day Camp 9-12 

26 Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Board Meeting 1-3 The Dalles

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

26-31 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, Joseph                       

27-30 Hood River County Fair, Odell

28 Frontier TeleNet Public Work Session, Strategic Planning 10 Condon

30 Star Party, Overnight Campout at Maryhill Museum of Art

30 Free Training for FLL Robotics Coaches 8:30-4:30 Hood River Indian Creek Campus of Columbia Gorge Community College

AUGUST

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum – Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Carole Peake’s Collection of Loleta Miller Smith Martin’s Artwork

3 Sherman County Court 9

3 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Rufus Baptist Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

3-7 Deschutes County Fair, Redmond

6-11 Wallowa County Fair, Enterprise

9-11 Wheeler County Fair, Fossil

10-13 Crook County Fair, Prineville

10-13 Grant County Fair, John Day

17 Sherman County Court 9

17-20 Morrow County Fair, Heppner

18 Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility Board Meeting 1 NORCOR

18 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

18-21 Wasco County Fair, Tygh Valley

22 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 11-1 The Dalles

23 4 Rivers El Hub 10-12 Burnet Extension & Research Center, Moro                                                       

23-28 Sherman County Fair, Moro http://www.shermancountyfairfun.com

23 Sherman County Fair 4-H Horse Show 10

24 Sherman County Fair Open Class Entries 11-6

24 Sherman County Fair Dale Coles Classic Car show 3:30, awards 5

24 Sherman County Fair with OSU Benny the Beaver

24 Sherman County Fair 4-H Style Show 5:15

24 Sherman County Fair – Freddie Prez on the Main Stage 5:30

24 Sherman County Fair – BBQ Dinner with Paradise Rose 6

24 Sherman County Fair – Freddie Prez on the Main Stage 6:30

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H Poultry, Rabbit & Cavie Show 8

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Swine Market Judging 10

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Sheep Market Judging 11

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Goat Market Judging 12:30

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Beef Market Judging 2

25 Sherman County Fair Down on the Farm Chore Course 7

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H Home Economics Contests 8 4-H Pavilion

26 Sherman County Fair Open Class Horse Show 8:30-3

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Swine Showmanship (sr.-int.-jr.) 10

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Goat Showmanship 11

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Sheep Showmanship 1

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Beef Showmanship 2

26 Sherman County Fair Cattle Sorting Competition 7

27 Sherman County Fair Wellness Walk Downtown Moro 8

27 Sherman County Fair Parade Downtown Moro 9:15

27 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Grand Champion All-Around Showmanship 12

27 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Awards to follow Showmanship

27 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale 3

27 Sherman County Fair FFA Annual BBQ 5:30

27 Sherman County Fair Rodeo Royalty, Bull Riding 7:15 Arena

27 Sherman County Fair Dance with COUNTRYFIED 9:30-1 Arena

28 Sherman County Fair Cowboy Church

28 Sherman County Fair Demo Derby 1

30 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

SEPTEMBER

1-30 Sherman County Historical Museum – Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families 1-5

1-30 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Keith Blaylock Metal Art

3 Wasco School Centennial Celebration

5 Labor Day

6 Sherman County Weed District Board

7 Sherman County Court 9

7 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Kent Baptist Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

8 Sherman County Advisory Council 3-5 Sherman Public/School Library

11 Grandparents’ Day Free Admission, Sherman County Historical Museum 10-5

13 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

13 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

13 Sherman County Watershed Board Meeting 11:30 Burnet Building, Moro

15 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

21 Sherman County Court 9

22 First Day of Autumn

OCTOBER

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Patti Moore’s Fiber Arts

5 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Wasco Church of Christ Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

15-16 Here & There Travel Fest, Oregon Convention Center

20 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

29 Sherman County Historical Museum Boots, Beer & Brats: Festival of Volunteers!

31 Sherman County Historical Museum closes for the season. Open by appointment November-April

31 Halloween

 NOVEMBER

2 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Moro Presbyterian Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

6 Daylight Saving Time Ends

6 Sherman County Historical Society Fall Program 2

8 Election Day

11 Veterans Day

19 Max Nogle Dinner/Dance Celebrating the 100 year birthday of the Grass Valley Pavilion

24 Thanksgiving

DECEMBER

3  Sherman County Historical Museum Christmas Open House & Museum Store Sale

3  Sherman Bazaar & Christmas Tree Sale

7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

7 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Wasco Methodist Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

21 First Day of Winter

24 Christmas Eve

25 Christmas

31 New Year’s Eve