Sherman County eNews #189


  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


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


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


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


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


Class #

1829      Oats, 1 gallon any variety


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

Open Class Entry Form

Name: ______________________________________________________

Mailing Address:  _____________________________________________


(Complete mailing address, please)

Division Class #   Description of item

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:

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.

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