Sherman County eNews #191


  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<>.

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<>

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


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


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)

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),


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



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



632        Wall Hanging

633        Pot Hanger

634        Other



635        Wall Hanging

636        Window Hanging

637        lampshades

638        Other

639        Floral

640        People



641        Cloth

642        Rope

643        Set of 2 or more

644        Other



645        Carved

646        Lathe work

647        Laminated work

648        Furniture (hand–‐crafted)

649        Painted creative craft

650        Other



651        Stone, Semi-precious

652        Metal work

653        Wood

654        Rock

655        Beads

656        Other



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



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

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