Sherman County Fair: Hay & Grain Exhibits – Division G
Young Patriots Scholarship Essay Contest
South Sherman Fire & Rescue Announces Grant Award
Hell Unleashed: Flood Basalts, Extinctions, and the Death of Dinosaurs, Aug. 19
Mable Adeline (Thomas) Overholts 1915-2016
Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
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1. Sherman County Fair: Hay & Grain Exhibits – Division G
HAY & GRAIN EXHIBITS – DIVISION G
Read carefully the entire general rules in the front of the Premium Book and on our web page.
- No Entry fees for this division
- Entries will be accepted until 6:00 pm on Wednesday August 24, 2016
- Entries for the Grains Division are made in the Open Class building, located under the main grandstands.
- 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.
- Read carefully all the general rules in the front of the Premium Book.
- All exhibits of grain must have been grown during the last 12 months.
- Exhibits in sheaf must be at least 2” in diameter at butt.
- All exhibits of threshed grain must be shown in a one gallon plastic bag which will be from the Superintendent at pavilion.
- All exhibits will be disposed by Superintendent unless claimed by end of Fair. (Read general rules for exhibits to be picked up).
- 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
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
1807 Barley, 6 row winter
1808 Barley, 6 row spring
1809 Barley, 2 row spring
1810 Barley, Malting
1811 Barley, Other
1812 Other, Triticale
1813 Other, Canola
1814 Other, Mustard
Sheaves of Grain — 2” or more at butt
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
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
1829 Oats, 1 gallon any variety
Please have exhibits clean, and bring in plastic bag. (One good, large flake)
1830 Hay, Alfalfa
1831 Hay, Grass
1832 Hay, Triticale
1833 Hay, Grain hay
Sherman County Fair
Open Class Entry Form
Mailing Address: _____________________________________________
(Complete mailing address, please)
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2. Young Patriots Scholarship Essay Contest
The 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.
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- 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
Most 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
Mable 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
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