Sherman County eNews #183

July 21, 2016


  1. Maryhill Museum of Art hosts Pacific Northwest Plein Air

  2. Sherman County Artist Series – Paintings by Jane Root Winters

  3. Congressman Greg Walden: Opioid Addiction Bipartisan Bill

  4. Sherman County eNews Editorial Policies

  5. History Tidbits: Stories about Grass Valley

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


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1. Maryhill Museum of Art hosts Pacific Northwest Plein Air
in the Columbia River Gorge

(Goldendale, Wash., July 21, 2016) – Maryhill Museum of Art will host the 12th annual Pacific Northwest Plein Air Event in the Columbia River Gorge, to be held August 22-28, 2016. Drawing on a long tradition of painting in the open air, this juried event attracts some of the finest painters from the Pacific Northwest, and from across the country, to capture the stunning light and inspiring vistas of the Columbia River Gorge.

The 40 participating artists will spend the first four days of the event painting in various locations throughout the Gorge; an opening and artist reception will take place Friday, August 26, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Maryhill Museum of Art, when the public is invited to view and purchase “fresh” paintings and meet the artists. The paintings will remain on view at Maryhill (and available for purchase) through Sunday, August 28, 2016.

“I am delighted the museum is able to host this wonderful event,” said Colleen Schafroth, executive director of Maryhill Museum of Art. “One of the things that makes Maryhill so magical is the setting; the Pacific Northwest Plein Air Event celebrates the landscape that we call home and gives the public a fantastic opportunity to view the Gorge – from the river and plateaus, to the surrounding peaks – through the eyes of 40 talented artists.”

The Juror for the Pacific Northwest Plein Air Event in 2016 is painter Terry Miura, who began his career in New York as a successful illustrator, with work appearing in publications such as Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and Sports Illustrated. Miura transitioned to a full-time painter after returning to the West Coast in 1996, and is well known for his atmospheric landscapes and cityscapes, as well as evocative figurative works. Miura’s paintings are held in numerous private and public collections, including California Museum of Fine Art, Los Angeles, Calif., The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, Calif., and the New School for Social Research in New York City, among others. Miura lives outside of Sacramento, California.

A full list of participating artists is available at

Opening Reception
Friday, August 26 | 5 to 7 p.m.
The public is invited to view the paintings artists created in plein air, meet the artists and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres. Artwork will be available for purchase. Awards will be given in a number of categories, including “Best Sky,” “Best Mountain,” “Best Water,” “Historic Columbia River Highway Award,” “Maryhill Museum Award,” and a purchase award.

Plein Air Workshop with Terry Miura
Saturday, August 27 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Spend the day working with painter and 2016 PNW Plein Air Event juror Terry Miura. Each student is expected to bring their own easel (plein air set-up) and supplies (confirmation and supply list will be emailed upon registration). Please contact Terry Miura directly for registration and payment at

Pacific Northwest Plein Air is made possible by the generosity of J. McGregor Colt, Robin and Chip Dickinson, Gamblin Paint Company, The Griffin House on the Columbia River Gorge, Key Development, Muse Art+Design, RayMar Art Panels, Rosemary Brushes, Surround Architecture – Mark VanderZanden, and Wy’east Foundation.

2. Sherman County Artist Series – Paintings by Jane Root Winters

SCHM_clr_wtMoro, OR – The Sherman County local Artist Series is featuring ocean inspired paintings by Jane Root Winters during the month of July at the Sherman County Historical Museum.  Jane grew up in Wasco and graduated from Sherman County High School in 1975.  She feels that growing up in Sherman County with amazing people taught her to appreciate life and all its experiences.  She has recently retired as a nurse from Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles where she currently resides.

The beach is a big part of Jane and her husband’s life and they love spending a quarter of their time on the Oregon Coast.  Half of the paintings currently on display at the museum are from the Otter Crest and Newport, Oregon area and the other half from Hawaii.  Before retiring they had dreamed of spending a month in Makaha Oahu and then it happened!  They traveled across the Pacific to the small local community, with beautiful beaches, amazing surfers and unforgettable sunsets.  The paintings, which are bright colors of acrylic (her favorite), bring those experiences to life and will keep those special memories captured for a life time.

Please visit the museum to see Jane’s wonderful paintings.  There is no charge for this exhibit which is on display in the lobby in July.  The award-winning Museum in Moro is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through October.

The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon.  For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website:

3. Congressman Greg Walden: Opioid Addiction Bipartisan Bill

American flag2Opioid addiction is an equal opportunity destroyer. It goes beyond geographic boundaries, crosses all segments of the population, and often shows no symptoms. And we’re facing a serious problem with opioid abuse here in Oregon, where more people die from drug overdoses each year than car accidents. I recently heard firsthand from the people on the ground combating the opioid epidemic at roundtable meetings in Bend, Medford, and Hermiston.

I’m pleased to let you know that the U.S. House is tackling this epidemic head on and has now overwhelmingly passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524).  This bipartisan bill, supported by nearly 200 advocacy groups on the frontlines of the recovery effort, improves prevention efforts, treats the causes of opioid abuse, and helps those most at risk.

Treating patients in pain who depend on opioids involves a delicate balance between managing pain relief and reducing the risk of drug abuse. Long-term therapies addressing cancer-related and/or chronic pain require different considerations than short-term therapies for acute pain. This bill will improve our nation’s pain management strategies and ensure that health care professionals have access to up-to-date guidelines and best practices for treating patients with acute and chronic pain.  For those battling addiction, the bill expands access in local communities to medication-assisted treatment and other addiction treatment services.

The bill also directs the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to streamline the approval of new drugs designed to reduce the potential for abuse.  In addition to prescribing abuse-deterrent medications, another critical way to tackle the opioid epidemic is to reduce the number of unused pills in circulation. Many patients don’t use all of the opioids they take home, and this can open the door for abuse, which is why this bill will allow partial fillings of opioid prescriptions. 

This bill also increases first-responders’ access to the potentially life-saving anti-overdose drug naloxone, streamlines the process for veterans with emergency training to become civilian EMTs, and provides law enforcement the needed resources and authority to reduce the flow of drugs like heroin into our communities.

We owe this effort to the past, present, and–sadly–future victims of the opioid epidemic. These are our neighbors, friends, and family in Oregon and across the country.  In passing this legislation, the House has taken important steps to give health providers, first responders, law enforcement, and those battling addiction the tools they need to overcome this epidemic.  The bill now goes to the Senate for final consideration before heading to the President’s desk.   I am hopeful this measure will become the law of the land, soon.

It is an honor to represent you in the U.S. Congress.

Best regards,

Greg Walden
U.S. Representative
Oregon’s Second District

4. Sherman County eNews Editorial Policies

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·       Spiritual Matters for Sherman County Churches and Faith Groups

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

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

Second: The Current Rotation & Openings

1st Friday: Wasco Church of Christ, Christian & Moro Community Presbyterian

2nd Friday: Grass Valley Baptist & Wasco Catholic

3rd Friday: Baha’i  & Kent Baptist

4th Friday: Wasco United Methodist, Rufus Baptist & Grass Valley Catholic

5th Friday [to be determined by the Editor or proposed by a participant] 

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

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

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

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

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

5. History Tidbits: Stories about Grass Valley

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 the museum director, Patti Fields, at



Grass Valley

Volume & Number

#1-1 1983

History of the Sherman Co. Historical Society by Patty Moore

Me: An Autobiography by Giles French (serial through #4-1)

Professor White by Helen White Bruckert 

#1-2, 1983

Our County is Formed by Patty Moore

Excerpts from a World War I Diary by Frank von Borstel

#2-1 1984

Sherman County Marriage Book A 1889-1895 compiled by Sherry Kaseberg (serial for several years)

Sherman County Officers

#3-2 1985

Sherar’s Grade History by Donald von Borstel

The Sherar Family by Millie Holmes von Borstel

Jane Herbert Sherar Family from a letter by George F. Herbert

#4-1 1986

Ruggles History from a Works Progress Administration Interview with Lucy Ruggles

#4-2, 1986

The Memoirs of Charlene French

#5-1 1987

The Memoirs of Charlene French

#5-2 1987

Historical Sketch of Jennie and Jesse Martin by Deanna Darlene Martin Padget 

#6-1 1988

Camp Sherman by Patty Moore

The Boardman & Hansen Story by Wilma Boardman Spencer

#6-2 1988

Frank L. Kee by Henry C. Dierck

#7-1 1989

Sherman County Centennial, 1889-1989

#7-2 1989

Eighty Years and Going Strong, Sherman County Fair by Patty Moore

#8-1 1990

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

#10-1 1992

The Morrissey-Weigand Connection by Mike Hockman

#10-2 1992

Growing Up, Part Two:

Eilene Hogue Eslinger

Charlotte Ruggles Barnett

Willard Barnett

The McDonalds: A Morrisey-Weigand Connection by Mike Hockman

#11-2 1993

The John Buether Story by Frieda Buether Copley and John Buether

#13-1 1995

The Shipleys in Sherman County by L. Earle Shipley

#13-2 1995

The World War II Home Front at Kent and Grass Valley by Dorothy Brown Benson

Letters Exchanged by Donald von Borstel & Jacque Jenkins, 1943-1945

#14-1 1996

Navy Life for Marcus & Eilene Eslinger by Eilene Hogue Eslinger

Sherman County Connections in the

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

Sherman County Connections in the

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

#15-1 1997

From England to Tasmania to Oregon to Sherman County

[Champion-Burton-Handley-Brown] by Dorothy Brown Benson

#15-2 1997

The Life of Gordon Lemley by Terri Bibby

#17-1 1999

Memories of my Father, George Bourhill, and Sherman County by Elsie Bourhill Gregory

#17-2 1999

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

#18-1 2000 [Census related to Deschutes Railroad Surveyor’s Diary]

Edward R. Armstrong’s Diary, 1910 U.S. Census, Sherman County, Oregon

#18-2 2000

Excerpts from Wasco and Sherman County Directory, 1898

#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 from Sherman County Observer, Moro, Oregon

#20-1 2002

Sherman County Newspapers compiled by Sherry Kaseberg and Chris Sanders

#20-2 2002

Manke Brothers of Sherman County by Cal T. McDermid

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

von Borstel & Patjens Families by Marie von Borstel Hattrup

#21-1 2003

Wasco, Hood River and Sherman County Directory, 1910

#21-2 2003

City Girl-Country School Teacher [Phyllis Rinehart Klindt] by Cal T. McDermid

Engstrom and Olds by Helen Engstrom Olds

#22-1 2004

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

#22-2 2004

Sherman County Red Cross Auxiliaries, Part Two by Chris Sanders

#23-1 2005

May, Coffey and Zevely by Grace [May] Zevely

with Jean Zevely Anderson, Mary Zevely Fraser, Grace Zevely Busse, Grace Busse Zeamer and Eric Knudsen, compiled by Sherry Kaseberg

Albin Balzer’s 1921 Section Foreman’s Diary compiled by Sherry Kaseberg

#25-2 2007

Sherman County Pilots by Tom Eakin

#26-1 2008 Sherman County Pilots

#26-2 2008 [Sherman County & Rajneeshpuram]

#27-1 2009 [floods & freezes]

#27-2 2009 [floods]

1964 Christmas Flood from The Sherman County Journal 24 December 1964

Grass Valley & Kent

The End of the Railroad: The Effects of Railroad Abandonment on Agricultural Areas by John F. Due

#28-1 2010  [fires]

Smith Canyon Fire by Terri Earl

Grass Valley: Fire Capital of Oregon

#28-2 2010 [horses]

Fair Queens

Eighty Years and Going Strong, Sherman County Fair by Patty Moore

It’s In My Genes by Deanna Padget

King’s Quarter Horses by Paula King

#29-2 2011

A Cowboy in the Making by Joe Harvey

Scramble Calves by Joe Harvey

4-H Livestock to the Pacific International Livestock Exposition by Train

by Joe Harvey

#30-1 2012

Sherman County Journal & Rural Newspapers by McLaren Stinchfield

Rev. Harvey and Captain Harvey by Joe Harvey

The Ranch at Grass Valley by Jean Anderson

#30-2 2012

Grass Valley Halloween by Jean Anderson

The Grass Valley Class of 1942 by Grace Zevely Busse,

Emma Jean Eakin Smith and Dorothy Ball Morris

Ted Carlson’s WWII Experiences in the Merchant Marines by Susan R. Smith

Serendipity Times Three: A Tale of Some Curious Happenstances

[Stewart, Ball, Falk & Vannice] by Richard L. Stewart

Old Barns in Sherman County by Carol MacKenzie

#31-2 2013

Sherman County Journal – 100 Years by Frederick K. Cramer

Catholic Churches in Sherman County by Bob Odell

Holmes: Down East & Out West by Lauchie McMullin

#32-2 2014

50 Years Ago: The 1964 Christmas Flood by Kathy McCullough and Julie Reynolds

A Watershed Event by Dean Ruggles

#33-1 2015

Onion Syrup, Whiskey & Vaseline with Sugar by Frances Rolfe Mathews

Waterproofing the Kids by Forest Peters

Red Cross Water Safety Program: Part One by Sherry Kaseberg & Chris Sanders

#33-2 2015

Red Cross Water Safety Program: Part Two

Growing Up in Grass Valley by Robert Ziegler

WWII by Robert Ziegler

James Hartley by Jean Zevely Anderson.

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


The most chilling 19 seconds spoken by a modern president

Four Underwater Lost Cities Oregon People Don’t Know About

Oath Keepers – Joe Robertson Case

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Case Study: “Three Friends” and the Texas Wind Industry

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