Sherman County eNews #184

CONTENT

  1. Sherman County Court Notes, July 20

  2. Graduates of Firefighter One Academy

  3. Senator Ferrioli Responds to Governor Brown’s Gun Control Announcement

  4. Everyone Needs a Little Help

  5. History Tidbits: Stories about Kent

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


“A republic … if you can keep it.” —Benjamin Franklin (1787)


1.Sherman County Court Notes, July 20

~ By Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez

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(A brief summary of topics addressed – not official minutes. For details, please see the official approved minutes posted after the August 3rd Court session on the Sherman County website at www.co.sherman.or.us)

The Sherman County Court met in regular session on July 20th, 2016, and in conducting the business of the county,

  • heard quarterly reports from Jessica Metta, Mid-Columbia Economic Development District; Jan Byram, Senior Center Director; Shawn Payne, Emergency Services Director; Ron McDermid, Justice of the Peace; Dean Dark, Wildlife Services; Wes Owens, Sherman County School District Superintendent; Marnene Benson-Wood, Community Transit Coordinator; and Brian Hunt, Tri-County Veterans Service Officer;
  • met with Rod Asher, Weed District Director, and Paul Dornbirer, Lower Deschutes Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) Coordinator; Paul was the top candidate for the Lower Deschutes CWMA Coordinator and has accepted the full-time position; he would like to continue building the Lower Deschutes program and push for bio controls instead of only spraying herbicide; both the Weed Department and the Court would like a long-term plan for noxious weed control in the county;
  • heard a preschool transportation update from Amber DeGrange, Juvenile Director; a strong interest was shown in preschool transportation at open enrollment; of twenty students, fourteen were indicated as interested in using transportation; the preschool would like to use the bus from Community Transit to pilot a transportation program for students; the county will purchase the bus and lease it to the preschool; the Court authorized Judge Thompson to negotiate with Community Transit to purchase the bus for the preschool to use for one year contingent upon approval of this plan by the preschool;
  • approved the Transit Periodic Report for the 4th quarter for 2016;
  • approved the Wildlife Services Work and Financial Plan between Sherman County and the United States Department of Agriculture/Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and authorized Judge Thompson to sign;
  • accepted the proposal in the amount of $6,870 for Wenaha Group to work with Sora Design Group to perform a feasibility study of the Wasco Annex remodel project to determine potential for reducing energy related operating costs for the renovated building and authorized Judge Thompson to sign;
  • appointed Brian Hulke to the Senior Center Advisory Committee for a term of three years to expire December 31, 2019;
  • discussed a comprehensive salary/personnel study and an Intergovernmental Cooperative Agreement to provide administrative staff to serve as the coordinator for the Sherman County Local Community Advisory Council;
  • authorized hiring LGPI to proceed with a comprehensive salary/personnel study not to exceed $15,000;
  • heard reports from Court members about regional board activities.

2. Graduates of Firefighter One Academy

firetruck.redSouth Sherman Fire and Rescue is pleased to announce the graduation of the following firefighters from Firefighter One academy of 2016 –
John Herlocker III- Wamic Fire
Eric Hyatt- Wamic Fire
Ryce Ross- South Sherman Fire and Rescue
Scott Belshe- Moro Fire
Brendon Johnson- Wamic Fire
Amber Kuettel- South Sherman Fire and Rescue
Tyler Hubbard- Moro Fire
Ben Brooks- Wamic Fire
Zack Fluhr- South Sherman Fire and Rescue

The above firefighters endured 10 months of rigorous training both inside and outside the classroom. We are also proud to announce the graduation of Deanna Johnson from EMT Class of 2016. ~ Amber Kuettel


3. Senator Ferrioli Responds to Governor Brown’s Gun Control Announcement

Oregon.Flat.poleSalem, Ore. – Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) released the following statement following Governor Kate Brown’s announcement Friday of her gun control plan that includes requiring Oregon State Police to retain firearms transaction data for five years:

“Kate Brown’s reckless attempt to politicize gun control while tension is significantly heightened across the country may propel us into a debate on the confiscation of private property and criminalization of law-abiding citizens and cause the kind of provocation almost guaranteed to produce more violence and anger.

“Instead of attacking the freedom and rights of law-abiding citizens through gun registries and bans, we should unite to address the real problem of inadequate mental health funding that leaves struggling individuals without the help they desperately need.

“The Governor will not mention that many mass shootings in Oregon have been by people who cannot legally own or possess a firearm, but obtained access to firearms illegally, including by theft. Treating the cause of the problems leading to hostility, including inadequate mental health care, is the only way to reduce incidents of random gun violence in Oregon and throughout the nation.”


4. Everyone Needs a Little Help

teamworkManyHandsWhat is a mentor? What is that mentors do? Can having a mentor help you succeed? Today we’re going to be answering these questions.

These days, there are many sophisticated tools available to help those who want to be successful. But one of the most valuable assets anyone can have is also one of the oldest. What we are talking about is a mentor – someone who can help you learn the ropes, find your way around obstacles, and chart a course that will get you where you want to go.

Just about every successful person you will read about, whether they are in business or one of the professions, sports, the arts, or any other field of endeavor, has had the benefit of at least one mentor. Very often, they’ve had many more than that. In many large corporations, one very successful way to get ahead is to be mentored by someone in a leadership position.

Mentors are people who have achieved success themselves and want to pass along what they’ve learned to others. (Many organizations have structured mentorship programs as a part of their leadership training.) Mentors don’t usually tell you what to do – that’s not their role – but they do help you weigh your options and think through decisions.

Mentors don’t only exist in large corporations, however. They exist in many areas of society, like the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization. You, too, could be a mentor to someone looking for a little help in navigating the sometimes confusing paths of life. Everyone needs a little help, every once in a while.

So, who are you mentoring and who is mentoring you?  ~ The Pacific Institute


5. History Tidbits: Stories about Kent

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 director@shermanmuseum.org.

SELECTED STORIES

Kent

Volume & Number

#1-2, 1983

Our County is Formed by Patty Moore

Excerpts from a World War I Diary by Frank von Borstel

#2-1, 1984

Kent from Early 1900 to 1983, Part One by Faye Howell Beyer

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

Sherman County Officers

#2-2, 1984

Kent from Early 1900 to 1983, Part Two by Faye Howell Beyer

 #3-1, 1985

Kent from Early 1900 to 1983 by Faye Howell Beyer

#3-2, 1985

The Kent Hotel, Kent and My Parents, Emma and Max Pluemke by Karl Pluemke

Pluemke Family by Karl Pluemke

Kent Additions and Corrections

More Kent Stories by Geraldine Tatum

#4-2, 1986

History of the Kent Community by Frank von Borstel, Jr.

A (McKay) Golden Wedding Tale by E.C. Cratty 

#7-1, 1989

Sherman County Centennial, 1889-1989

#7-2, 1989

The Bibby Family by Teresa Bibby

Legends of the Bibby Boys as told to Patty Moore

Eighty Years and Going Strong,

A Record of the Sherman County Fair by Patty Moore

#8-1, 1990

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

#8-2, 1990

The Wilson Family by Pat Helyer

Jeremiah “Jerry” Wilson by Connie Wilson Peters

#9-1, 1991

As I Remember Grandma, Ruby B. Petteys and Her Siblings

by Dorothy Fairchild Francis 

#10-1, 1992

A Visit with Ted Kelly by Teresa Reeder Bibby

#12-2, 1994

The Fred Haynes Family by Rosaline Waldner Preston

#13-1, 1995

Six Years at Sea by Byron O. “Swede” Stark

Service Record by Clarence A. Young

#13-2, 1995

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

#14-1, 1996

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

Hans Bardenhagen by Terri Bibby

#16-2, 1998

Kent’s Flying Farmers by Patty Moore

Chisholm by Craig McRae Chisholm

Diary of Catherine McRae Chisholm

#18-2, 2000

Excerpts from Wasco and Sherman County Directory, 1898

Buck Hollow and the Deschutes River – Last Indian Fight from The Maupin Times

#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

Trotter by Iva Viola Trotter Lane Manley

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

Wasco, Hood River and Sherman County Directory, 1910

#21-2, 2003

Helyer by Pat Goodwin Helyer

Growing Up near Kent by Gordon D. “Don” Helyer

James E. Norton by Carole Norton Putman and Geraldine Norton Tatum

#22-1, 2004

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

#22-2, 2004

The Liberty Telephone Company by George & Pat von Borstel

Sherman County Red Cross Auxiliaries, Part Two by Chris Sanders

#25-2 2007

Sherman County Pilots by Tom Eakin

#26-1 2008

Sherman County Pilots:

Kent’s Flying Farmers by Patty Moore

Donald von Borstel, OS2U Kingfisher compiled by Judy von Borstel

Don Mobley, P-3 Orion Pilot

#26-2 2008 [Sherman County & Rejneeshpuram]

#27-1 2009 [floods & freezes]

#27-2 2009 [floods]

December 1964

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]

#28-2 2010 [horses]

Fair Queens

#30-1 2012

Sherman County Journal & Rural Newspapers by McLaren Stinchfield

#30-2 2012

Old Barns in Sherman County by Carol MacKenzie

#31-1 2013

Lt. Commander Gordon D. Helyer, U. S. Navy by Pat (Goodwin) Helyer

Doc Sanders, Veterinarian by Chris Sanders

#31-2 2013

Sherman County Journal – 100 Years by Frederick K. Cramer

Kent Conservative Baptist Church by J.R. Keeney

#32-1 2014

The Adobe Point Kid: Part One by Harold Eugene Brown

O’Sullivan by Dwight Scheer

#32-2 2014

Muddy Boots & a Baby Shower by Rex Brown

The Adobe Point Kid: Part Two by Harold Eugene Brown

#33-1 2015

Waterproofing the Kids by Forest Peters

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

The Adobe Point Kid: Part Three by Harold Brown

#33-2 2015

Red Cross Water Safety Program: Part Two

Kent Light Plant

The Adobe Point Kid: Part Four by Harold Brown.

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

“I suppose, indeed, that in public life, a man whose political principles have any decided character and who has energy enough to give them effect must always expect to encounter political hostility from those of adverse principles.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)

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Sherman County Government  http://co.sherman.or.us/government_contacts.asp

News for the American Redoubt  http://redoubtnews.com/

High Country News  http://www.hcn.org/

Montana Disabled Veteran Convicted Over Stock Pond  http://redoubtnews.com/blog/2016/05/13/montana-disabled-veteran-convicted-pond/

Drone over N. Israel: Iranian with stolen US app  http://www.debka.com/article/25558/Drone-over-N-Israel-Iranian-with-stolen-US-apps-

Erdogan locks US airmen, nuclear arms in Incirlik  http://www.debka.com/article/25560/Erdogan-locks-US-airmen-nuclear-arms-in-Incirlik

Five Facts about the Muslim Population in Europe   http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/07/19/5-facts-about-the-muslim-population-in-europe/?utm_source=Pew+Research+Center&utm_campaign=c013cfe64f-Weekly_June_16_20167_21_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3e953b9b70-c013cfe64f-399522629

The BLM to study surgical sterilization of wild horses  http://www.hcn.org/issues/48.12/latest-the-blm-is-researching-surgical-sterilization-of-wild-horses?utm_source=wcn1&utm_medium=email

O’Reilly on America’s Race Problem  http://www.cnsnews.com/video/national/


 

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Sherman County eNews #183

July 21, 2016

CONTENT

  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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  • Sherman County eNews – links to earlier postings are in the right margin
  • Sherman County Links – are at the top

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 www.maryhillmuseum.org/2016-plein-air-event.

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 http://www.terrymiura.com.

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: www.shermanmuseum.org


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

  • Friday Classifieds. Please 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 date at the end of the ad), contact information, under 50 words if possible, and limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome. Use Friday Classifieds for thank you, commendation and congratulatory notes and advertising.
  • News Releases. Please submit event and information news, meeting notices and calendar dates by using the Submit News page. Include who, what, where, when, how & why with contact or source information. As appropriate, submit a news release with event results. Links are welcome. Text is generally preferred to posters or flyers. ~ The Editor
  • Letters to the Editor.
    • Please submit Letters to the Editor by using the Submit News page!
    • Keep it short, no longer than 300 words.
    • Keep it simple with one or two clear points. No attachments.
    • Keep it fresh with no more than one letter per writer per month.
    • Keep it civilized, in good taste and free from libel.
    • Keep it relevant with focus on a local event, previous letter or issues of general concern – not personalities.
    • Letters must be signed, name and town. Anonymous letters will not be posted.
    • Letters posted in Sherman County eNews are posted for the exchange of ideas and opinions of its readers and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editor.
    • Sherman County eNews reserves the right to change our policies at any time and to reject or edit any Letter to the Editor.

·       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 director@shermanmuseum.org.

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SELECTED STORIES

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

Bee 

The most chilling 19 seconds spoken by a modern president  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfRtbIQ1kTw&feature=youtu.be

Four Underwater Lost Cities Oregon People Don’t Know About  http://thatoregonlife.com/2016/07/4-underwater-lost-cities-oregon-people-dont-know/

Oath Keepers – Joe Robertson Case  https://www.oathkeepers.org/we-must-be-kept-safe-from-joe-robertson/

National Center for Policy Analysis  http://www.ncpa.org/

FactChecking Day 3 of the GOP Convention  http://www.factcheck.org/2016/07/factchecking-day-3-of-the-gop-convention/

FactCheck.org Mission: We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding. FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The APPC was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg to create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state and federal levels. http://www.factcheck.org/about/our-mission/ 

Commentary. Bernard Goldberg: Melania and the Media http://bernardgoldberg.com/melania-and-the-media/

Global Warming: One More Official Exposes Real Goal Of Climate Scare  http://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/global-warming-one-more-official-exposes-real-goal-of-climate-scare/

Case Study: “Three Friends” and the Texas Wind Industry  http://www.ncpa.org/pub/case-study-three-friends-and-the-texas-wind-industry

Commentary by John Stossel: Ignoring Politicians  http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_john_stossel/ignoring_politicians?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyNewsletter

 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act, a.k.a. the McCarran-Walter Act  http://library.uwb.edu/static/USimmigration/1952_immigration_and_nationality_act.html


 

Sherman County eNews #182

CONTENT

  1. Property Rights Research

  2. Letter to the Editor: Dental Services

  3. Counties Matter

  4. History Tidbits: Stories about Moro

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


“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

“I suppose, indeed, that in public life, a man whose political principles have any decided character and who has energy enough to give them effect must always expect to encounter political hostility from those of adverse principles.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


1.Property Rights Research

Welcome to PropertyRightsResearch.org! If God and Country and Family are your top priorities, you’ll like this site. If you believe that America’s Constitution and Bill of Rights are to be held inviolate and are NOT negotiable, you’ll feel right at home. If you cherish farmers, miners, ranchers, loggers, fishermen & recreationists, you’ve come to the right place. If you like to read truth, not fiction, please save to Favorites, and tell your freedom-loving family, friends and co-workers about propertyrightsresearch.org — no matter where on earth they may live! This is a research, education and empowerment website. This effort does not dispense legal advice.” ~ Julie Smithson http://www.propertyrightsresearch.org/


2. Letter to the Editor: Dental Services

Greetings from Ashley Danielson with Advantage Dental!

Hello all,

I am a dental hygienist working for Advantage Dental. I live in Grass Valley and I am very excited for the opportunity to be providing preventative dental services in Sherman Co. I will be at the Senior Center in Moro on Aug 3rd from 10am – 4pm. I will be doing visual dental screenings, fluoride treatments, and sealants. I will also have toothbrush kits available. No appointment is necessary. This is friendly for ages 0-21 years old and pregnant women. There is NO charge for this service. I would love you see you so please come by! Also, I am happy to let you all know that I will be providing these same services during the school year. Please look for the Advantage Dental Consent form in your child’s school registration packet.

Your Child + Dental Services in the Community + Your Child’s Dentist =  A Lifetime of Healthy Smiles!

Ashley Danielson RDH, EPP

Regional Community Expanded Practice Permit Dental Hygienist

442 SW Umatilla Avenue Suite 200, Redmond, OR 97756 – 541-516-6929

ashleyd@advantagedental.com  www.advantagedental.com


3. Counties Matter

http://www.naco.org/counties-matter#CountiesMatter

Shared State and County Services Serve the Same Oregonians!

~ Association of Oregon Counties http://oregoncounties.org/counties/what-counties-do/

Oregon.Flat.poleThere have been counties in Oregon since before statehood.  Early county governments were limited in the services they provided, but since there was no state government, those services were vital to the well being of the residents of the Oregon territory.  The primary responsibilities for early county governments involved forest and farm to market roads, law enforcement, courts, care for the needy and tax collections.

In the 21st century, Oregon county governments face far more complex tasks because of the increasing demands of a growing population and diverse society. Today, Oregon counties are involved in a wide range of important public services like public health, mental health, community corrections, juvenile services, criminal prosecution, hospitals, nursing homes, airports, parks, libraries, land-use planning, building regulations, refuse disposal, elections, air-pollution control, veterans services, economic development, urban renewal, public housing, county fairs, museums, animal control, civil defense, senior services and many others.

Oregon counties team with the State of Oregon and the federal government to provide many of these vital public services in an efficient and cost effective manner.  With challenges facing government at all levels, Oregon counties are on the front line of making sure those vital public services continue and the people who need them receive them.

The State:

—general administrator

—state property manager

—state courts, patrol, prison

—child protection

—mental health hospital

—housing

—highways

—state parks.

Services Shared by County and State:

—administration

—assessment and taxation

—PERS

—elections

—county jails

—community corrections

—court security

—district attorney

—9-1-1

—juvenile services

—aging services

—alcohol/drug programs

—children and families

—developmental disabilities

—mental health services

—veterans’ services

—public health

—environmental health

—planning

—economic/community development

—engineering

—roads

—housing

—Oregon Plan

—public forests

—federal land policy

—telecommunications

—county fair

—water-master.

Counties:

—administration

—property management

—records

—county law library

—sheriff patrol

—medical examiner

—animal control

—solid waste

—surveying

—capital projects

—county forests, parks

—libraries.


4. Solving Complex Problems

When you have a complex problem to solve, how do you go about solving it? Here is some information that might help you.

Sometimes, when we have complex or difficult problems to solve, our feelings of being under pressure cause us to push so hard for solutions that we wind up spinning our wheels. We study the problem from every possible angle, collect huge amounts of information, struggle hard and do lots of analysis. Still the answer evades us.

Some of this is because it’s hard for us to tolerate feeling confused for very long. We want certainty, and we want clear answers. However, sometimes it’s better not to push it. Dr. Peter Carruthers, one-time head of theoretical physics at Los Alamos National Laboratory, said that our unconscious is an important factor in solving complex problems.

This means that while you certainly need to collect all the information you can, and sometimes literally immerse yourself in the problem, at some point it’s important to back off and leave it alone for a while, trusting that creative, productive mental work will continue even if you’re not aware of it. Peak performers of all kinds demonstrate this and researchers confirm it: analysis and intuition are partners in creative work. They need each other to be truly effective.

People who won’t relax their dependence on concrete, countable information often just can’t see possibilities that don’t fit into what they already know. But, if you’re willing to let go for a while and let your creative subconscious have a turn, you may be surprised and pleased at the results. ~ The Pacific Institute


5. History Tidbits: Stories about Moro

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 director@shermanmuseum.org.

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SELECTED STORIES

Volume & Number

#1-1, 1983

History of the Sherman Co. Historical Society by Patty Moore

Me: An Autobiography by Giles French (a series)

#1-2, 1983

Our County is Formed by Patty Moore

My Cothran Family by Mabel Cothran White

#2-1, 1984

Will A. Raymond by Anita Kenny Drake

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

Sherman County Officers  

#3-1, 1985

Memories by Nancy Vie L. Sayrs Race

My McKean Family by Martha McKean Hastings

#4-1, 1986

A Journey to Old Mt. Hood 1896, from the DeMoss Family Diary

Memories by Eva Landry Ruggles Garlick

#4-2, 1986

Jay C. Freeman, Horse and Buggy Sheriff by Olga Samuelson Freeman

A Journey to Old Mt. Hood 1896, from the DeMoss Family Diary

#5-1, 1987

Civilian Conservation Corps, A History of Camp Moro by Patty Moore

Life as a CCC Enrollee, an Interview with Tex Irzyk

As an Army Officer in Charge by Karl Landstrom

#5-2, 1987

#6-1, 1988

Camp Sherman by Patty Moore

#6-2, 1988

A Tribute to Mama (Hattie Winebarger Miller) by Eva Miller Bear

Memories of Grandma (Hattie Winebarger Miller) by Debbie Miller Hagen

Starns Golden Wedding from The Observer, June 8, 1898

#7-1, 1989

Memories of a Bride in the Depression Years by Lucille McKinney May Loughrey

Sherman County Centennial, 1889-1989

J.B. Hosford, Journalist by Patty Moore 

#7-2, 1989

Eighty Years and Going Strong,

A Record of the Sherman County Fair by Patty Moore 

#8-1, 1990

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

#8-2, 1990

Our Hulse Family by Ivalou Peugh & Coramae Hulse

The Spirit of Yesterday (Josh and Emma Elliott) by Ernest S. Everett 

#9-1, 1991

The Moro Colony at Collins Hot Springs by Patty Moore

A Trip to the Beach in 1903 by E.H. Moore

#9-2, 1991

Reminiscence by Mary Elliott Everett

My Story by Ernest Sylvester Everett

Mary Anetta Elliott Everett by Mary Alice Kirk

The Robinson-Hockman Family by Mike Hockman

Our Family by Mollie Robinson McLachlan

#10-1, 1992

Growing Up, Part One:

Reatha (Sayrs) Coats

Charles Burnet

Althea (Powell) Burnet

Watch on the Rhine, WWI Letter from Loy Cochran to his father

#10-2, 1992

Claude J. Thompson, Founder of the Appaloosa Horse Club by Patty Moore

Poem: The Oregon Pioneers by Claude J. Thompson

Twelve Tractor Owners by Patty Moore

Growing Up, Part Two:

Marguerite Foss Kaseberg

#11-1, Spring 1993

My Military Experiences 1940-1946 by Paul A. Fraser 

#11-2 Fall 1993

The World War II Memories by Lloyd Henrichs 

#12-1, 1994

The Thomas B. Searcy Family,

Part One: Zebedee Shelton by Lena Shelton Searcy

The Searcy Family, Part Two by Helen Searcy Ruggles

#12-2, 1994

School, Sheep & Extension by Helen White Bruckert

WWII in the Air Force by Bob Boynton

#13-1, 1995

Army Experiences by Glenn Virtue with Patty Moore

#13-2, 1995

Home Front Memories by Nell Coats Melzer

#14-1, 1996

Frank Sayrs’ World War II Letters by Mary von Borstel Sayrs

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)

#14-2, 1996

Lighter than a Feather: The Saga of a Balloonatic by Thomas Fraser, Jr. USAF

1916 Class Poem by Neale Freeman

Bomber Crewman in North Africa by Howard Conlee

#15-1, 1997

My Life in Moro with the Sherman Experiment Station by William “Bill” Hall

#16-1, 1998

The John Rusco Martin Family by Patty Moore

#16-2, 1998

Sherman County Folk Invited to Game, Barbecue

#17-1, 1999

Six Horses Hitched to the Moon: Tom Fraser’s Story Fraser by Tom Fraser, Jr.

Albert and Jessie Wright: Charlie and Eva Belshee by Beverly Martin Skinner

#18-1, 2000

Sherman County Poets’ Corner:

Sherman County’s Golden Grain by Effie Birks

Soldier by Paul Fraser

Eternity by Paul Fraser

What Did You Do In the War, Dad?

A tribute to Gordon Omar Fraser by Richard Fraser

Ink and Velvet: Anna Peetz’ Autograph Album

Milbra, Erskineville, Erskine by Anita Kenny Drake

Willie Powell’s Autograph Album

#18-2, 2000

Drs. Octave J. and Marie M. Goffin by Anita Kenny Drake

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

A Short History of the First Presbyterian Church, Moro, Oregon

Sherman County World War I Registration List of 1917 from Sherman County Observer, Moro, Oregon

Bryant Family Reminiscences by Elva Whealdon Bryant

The William Cullen Bryant Family by Jeffrey W. Bryant

#19-2, 2001

Westward Ho! The Hampton Family by Laura Jean Hampton Hevel

#20-1, 2002

Ralph Edwin Eakin, 1910-2001 by Joan Eakin Jaeger

Growing Up in Sherman County by Wilma Gentry Gale

Sherman County Newspapers compiled by Sherry Kaseberg and Chris Sanders 

#20-2, 2002

Sherman County Schools from the collections of Grace [May] Zevely, compiled by Sherry Kaseberg      

#21-1, 2003

Moro, Oregon from The Moro Leader 1898

Poem: The Little Town of Moro from The Moro Leader 1898

#22-1, 2004

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

Marcy Paull by Mary Lou Dennis

Hard Times in 1935 [Starnes and Reese] by Penny Higley Eakin

Ruth Bryant’s Letters, Part One compiled by Sherry Kaseberg

#22-2, 2004

Ruth Bryant’s Letters, Part Two compiled by Sherry Kaseberg

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

I Remember Playing with the DeMoss Band by Grace M. [Zevely] Busse

#23-2

Murray by Virginia Sammy Murray Reynolds

Ross and Thompson  by Frances Ross Thompson

#25-1 2007

Birds … Treasures of Sherman County by Kathy Thompson

Courtship in the 1920s by Myrna Melzer

Joseph Weber 1940-2006 by Sheila Weber 

#25-2 2007

Bomber Crewman in North Africa by Howard Conlee

World War II in the Air Force by Bob Boynton

Lighter Than a Feather, The Saga of a Balloonatik by Thomas H. Fraser, Jr.

Sherman County Pilots by Tom Eakin

#26-1 2008

Before Electricity, Wind Power by Curly and Vada DeMoss and Nell Melzer

Sherman Changes by Brian Simantel 2007

Wind Power by Melanie Belshe, 2007

#26-2 2008

The Sherman County Connection [Rajneeshees] by Julie Reynolds

Bill Hulse, Wasco County Judge by Bill Hulse

A Land of Sheltered Promise by Jane Kirkpatrick

Keith Mobley, Antelope Attorney by Keith Mobley

Verne Mobley, Sr., Mayor of Antelope, 1979-1980 by Krista Mobley Coelsch

Margaret Hill, Mayor of Antelope, 1981-1982 by Margaret Hill with Julie Reynolds

Sandy Macnab, Agricultural Extension Agent by Sandy Macnab with Julie Reynolds

Sherman County Court with Julie Reynolds

Short Takes on Rajneeshpuram 

#27-1 2009 (floods & freezes)

#27-2 2009 (1964 flood, Moro area)

December 1964 Flood

1964 Christmas Flood from The Sherman County Journal 24 December 1964

Wasco & Moro

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

#28-1 2010 (fires, Moro area)

Harvest Time Fires by Donald D. Thompson

Short Takes on Fires

Starving Out Flames on Starvation Lane by Jane Kirkpatrick

‘Twas the Day Before Christmas 1929 by Eva Miller Bear

 #28-2 2010 (horses, Moro area)

Six Horses Hitched to the Moon, Tom Fraser’s Story by Tom Fraser, Jr.

Appaloosa Horses by Donald Dean Thompson

Carrying on the Tradition by Karen Thompson Umemoto

Then and Now: Some Things Never Change by Amanda Perisho

Fair Queens

Eighty Years and Going Strong, A Record of the Sherman County Fair

By Patty Moore

129 Years of Horses by Sharon Spencer 

#29-2 2011

The Bulls of Oregon by Tom Bull

1949 Moro Grain Elevator Fire by Joe Harvey

#30-1 2012

Sherman County Journal & Rural Newspapers by McLaren Stinchfield

Memories of a Sherman County Pioneer by J.A. Elder 1928

Pioneer Church Days by Harriet Nish 1927 Sherman County Observer

#30-2 2012

The Making of an Exhibit: The Sherman County Journal by Sherry Kaseberg

Old Barns in Sherman County by Carol MacKenzie

Bill Raymond Dies after Long Illness by Susan R. Smith

#31-1 2013

Doc Sanders, Veterinarian by Chris Sanders

#31-2 2013

Sherman County Journal – 100 Years by Frederick K. Cramer

#32-1 2014

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

Moro, 1898 from The Dalles Times-Mountaineer

#32-2 2014 (1964 flood)

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

Oregon’s Top 10 1900s Weather Events

An Aerial Survey from The Oregonian

The Slaughterhouse Gulch Project: Reducing Soil Erosion by Sandy Macnab

Roads, Bridges and the Railroad by Dewey Thomas with Mark Fields

Analysis and Abandonment from Rails to the Mid-Columbia Wheatlands

Sherman County Roads from Minutes of the Sherman County Court

A Favorite Christmas by Nell Coats Melzer

Girls are More Precious than Trucks by Nancy Henrichs Simpson

A Watershed Event by Dean Ruggles

Terrible Erosion and Washed Out Bridges by John Hilderbrand with Mark Fields

A Sad Christmas by Roy Fanning

Digging Out and Mopping Up by Larry Kaseberg

Hell, High Water and a Memorable Christmas by Christie Welk

An Emergency Landing by Vada DeMoss

New Bridges Don’t Collapse by Sherry Kaseberg

In the Care of Friends by Grace Zevely Busse

Muddy Boots & a Baby Shower by Rex Brown

#33-1 2015

Model Sherman County Home from Sherman County Observer

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

“Young Athletes Branded With Range Marks of Ancestors, Other Stockman”


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

 

 

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See Sherman County Links on Sherman County eNews Blog  https://shermancountynews.com/sherman-county-links/

Counties Matter  http://www.naco.org/counties-matter#CountiesMatter

Oregon Facts in the Oregon Blue Book  http://bluebook.state.or.us/facts/index.htm

Association of Oregon Counties  http://oregoncounties.org/

League of Oregon Cities  http://www.orcities.org/

AMAZING! Missouri American Water MR340   http://rivermiles.com/mr340/

Sherman County eNews #181

CONTENT

  1. Tobacco: Know the Real Cost!

  2. Music at Fort Dalles Museum, July 24

  3. Senator Ted Ferrioli: Fair, Constitutional PERS Reform

  4. History Tidbits: Stories about Biggs, Miller & Grant

  5. Oregon Revised Statutes: Livestock Districts and Open Range

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


 Hosea 4:6 – My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. 


1.Tobacco: Know the Real Cost!

– Tobacco use remains the number one preventable cause of death and disease in Oregon, killing 7000 people each year, and costing Oregonians $2.5 billion a year in medical expenditures and lost productivity due to premature death, resulting in the burden of tobacco use equals $1600 a year per Oregon household according to Oregon Health Authority.

-According to the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshall Annual Report Supplement smoking is still the #1 cause of fire in Oregon, accounting for 2,510 fires in 2015. Cigarettes and smoking is the leading cause of fatal residential fires.

-20% of adults in Sherman, Gilliam and Wasco county smoke which is higher than the state average.

What to quit smoking?
1-800-QUIT-NOW (800-748-8669) or
1-800-DEJELO-YA (Espanol)

North Central Public Health District.
Serving Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam County
www.ncphd.org
541-506-2600
www.smokefreeoregon.com


2. Music at Fort Dalles Museum, July 24

music-notesMusic at Fort Dalles Museum is happening on Sunday, July 24, at Fort Dalles Museum/Anderson Homestead.  This month’s music makers are It’s All Relative and 9 String Band.  The music starts at 4:00 p.m. on the grounds of historic Fort Dalles Museum. Each group will play for an hour.  The Dalles Farmer’s Market will be back with food and beverage. Please come on Sunday, July 24, for two hours of music, history, food and fun.  For more information call the museum at 541-296-4547.


3. Senator Ted Ferrioli: Fair, Constitutional PERS Reform

Public Employees Retirement System.

Oregon.Flat.poleSince the Oregon Supreme Court overturned the 2013 Grand Bargain PERS reforms, we’ve heard time and again from Governor Brown that there is no path forward for reforming PERS and fixing the now $21 billion-plus PERS liability. The Governor said she couldn’t see a path toward fixing PERS, and a spokesperson for her office was quoted earlier this week saying the state is “severely limited” in PERS reform options.

Not only is this attitude wrong, but it is unhelpful in addressing what may be the biggest crisis facing our state today. If we don’t find a way to reform PERS during the next legislative session, school districts and local governments will face up to $1 billion in additional PERS costs over the next biennium.

What does this mean for you? Fewer teachers and school days for our students, larger class sizes, and a growing inability to fund critical government services like mental health and public safety.

School districts in Senate District 30 will see drastic increases in PERS rates starting in 2017:

  • North Wasco Schools – rate increase between 3.4% and 4.4%
  • Ontario Schools – rate increase between 3.12% and 4.12%
  • Baker Schools – rate increase between 3.81% and 4.81%
  • Jefferson Schools – rate increase between 2.96% and 4.67%
  • John Day Schools – rate increase between 2.99% and 3.99%

Fortunately, the legislature’s attorneys and PERS’ own actuary have confirmed that there are still fair, constitutional options for reforming PERS, saving our local governments and keeping PERS solvent into the future. Here are some of those options and their potential savings:

  • We could “redirect” employee contributions to help pay for future retirement benefits, saving around $3.4 billion.
  • We could use a market rate for money match annuities, instead of the assumed rate that is currently double the market rate, saving around $1.1 billion.
  • We could cap final average salary at $100,000 when calculating pension benefits, saving around $1.2 billion for OPSRP members and even more for Tier 1 and Tier 2 PERS recipients.

Alongside other potential reform options, we could save the state over $5 billion. We do have a roadmap for fair, constitutional PERS reform that protects our promise to retirees while helping us make and keep promises for future state employees. The Legislature needs to act now to save our school districts and local governments from the burden of ever-growing PERS costs.

However, this path will require an extraordinary bipartisan effort like we saw during the 2013 Grand Bargain. It is a path we must take to protect our schools before PERS rate increases force school districts to cut school days, lay off teachers, increase class sizes and cut programs like PE and art.

Weeks ago, we shared this information with the Governor and legislative leaders with the hopes of jumpstarting a bipartisan solution. The formal opinion of Legislative Counsel that we shared concludes that a number of possible reform options are constitutional. We are still waiting for a response.

It is imperative to move forward on PERS reform now. PERS rates are set to jump soon, and delay does nothing but further harm our efforts at improving schools.
~ Senator Ted Ferrioli  900 State Street NE Salem, OR 97301  https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/ferrioli  Sen.TedFerrioli@state.or.us


4. History Tidbits: Stories about Biggs, Miller & Grant

m_returnSherman 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 director@shermanmuseum.org.

Biggs / Biggs Junction / Grant to Miller … Selected Stories:

Volume, Number & Year

#1-2, 1983

Our County is Formed by Patty Moore

I Remember Miller School by Anna Olson Jacobsen

#2-1, 1984

Sherman County Officers

#3-1, 1985

The Fulton Family by James Gibson Fulton

#3-2, 1985

Lucinda Fulton Isaacs by James Gibson Fulton

The Families on the Bluff above Grant and Rufus by Nellie Dingle Fields 

#4-1, 1986

The Fulton Family by James Gibson Fulton

#4-2, 1986

The Fulton Family by James Gibson Fulton 

#5-1, 1987

Miller: The Family, the Settlement and the Island by Sherry Kaseberg 

#7-1, 1989

Camp Rufus (WWII) by Sherry Kaseberg

Sherman County Centennial, 1889-1989 

#7-2, 1989

Eighty Years and Going Strong,

A Record of the Sherman County Fair by Patty Moore 

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

#8-2, 1990

The North Enders (Rufus & Grant), Part One by Curtis A. Tom

–         The Only True Americans; The Railroaders.

The Railroaders by Curtis A. Tom

#9-1, 1991

The North Enders, Rufus & Grant, Part Two by Curtis A. Tom

–         Faces and Places, North End Agriculture, North End Schools,

–         North End Churches

#9-2, 1991

Biggs the Desolate, Its Drifting Sand by John Cradelbaugh 1909

More about Biggs by Carson C. Masiker

Postscript to Camp Rufus, Rufus Story Becomes Army Legend 

#11-2 Fall 1993

The Tsubota Family in Japan, Washington & Oregon by Isami Tsubota

#14-2, 1996

River Freezing Winters of Yesteryear by Anita Kenny Drake

The Hard Winter of 1861-62 by Anita Kenny Drake

#18-2, 2000

Excerpts from Wasco and Sherman County Directory, 1898 

#19-1, 2001

Married Women’s Separate Property Register

Sherman County World War I Registration List of 1917 from Sherman County Observer, Moro, Oregon

#19-2, 2001

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

Sherman County Newspapers compiled by Sherry Kaseberg and Chris Sanders

#20-2, 2002

Sherman County Schools from the collections of Grace [May] Zevely, compiled by Sherry Kaseberg      

#21-1, 2003

Wasco, Hood River and Sherman County Directory, 1910

#22-1, 2004

The Old Blue School by Iva Willard Bishop 

#23-2

Locust Grove United Brethren Church [Woodworth] by Mark Fields

#27-1 2009

Floods & Freezes by Julie Reynolds

The Hard Winter of 1861-1862 by Anita Kenny Drake

River Freezing Winters of Yesteryear by Anita Kenny Drake

1884 Winter of the Deep Snow by Giles French, The Golden Land

1884 Winter, Christmas Blizzard of 1884 by Charles McAllister

1894 Columbia River Flood, The North Enders by Curtis A. Tom

1894 Columbia River Flood, An Oregon Boyhood by Bliss Clark

1894 Columbia River Flood: Grant, the Forgotten Town [student essay]

Winter of 1915-16 by Giles French

1996 Mid-Columbia Flood from The Dalles ChronicleaHHhh 

#27-2 2009  December 1964 Flood

1964 Christmas Flood from The Sherman County Journal 24 December 1964

Why Did the John Day Bridge Collapse? By Julie Reynolds

Accidents & Fatalities

Biggs & Rufus by Bob Morris, Elaine Kalista & John Hilderbrand

Rainfall & Temperature Record from The Sherman County Journal

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

#30-1 2012

Sherman County Journal & Rural Newspapers by McLaren Stinchfield

#30-2 2012

The Making of an Exhibit: The Sherman County Journal by Sherry Kaseberg

Biggs Arch by Sherry Kaseberg

#31-1 2013

Grant – Our First Town by Sherry Kaseberg

A Mysterious Death at Grant by Mark Fields, Sherry Kaseberg & Chris Sanders 

#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

#32-1 2014

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

#32-2 2014  50th anniversary of the 1964 Flood

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

Oregon’s Top 10 1900s Weather Events

Roads, Bridges and the Railroad by Dewey Thomas with Mark Fields

Analysis and Abandonment from Rails to the Mid-Columbia Wheatlands

A Sad Christmas by Roy Fanning

Hell, High Water and a Memorable Christmas by Christie Welk


5. Oregon Revised Statutes: Livestock Districts and Open Range

cow.blueOregon Revised Statutes chapter 607 defines livestock districts and open range and sets the procedure and requirements for establishing or changing a livestock district. The procedure is handled by the county clerk. When a livestock district is created or changed, written notification is sent to the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA).

Oregon livestock districts: A livestock district is a closed-range district where livestock may not run at large; the livestock owner or manager must keep livestock on his or her own property. The following counties are livestock districts:

  • Benton
  • Clackamas
  • Clatsop
  • Coos
  • Gilliam
  • Hood River
  • Multnomah
  • Polk
  • Sherman
  • Tillamook

Open-range Oregon counties

  • Grant
  • Harney
  • Lake

Both open-range and livestock districts: Check with the county clerk or the ODA brand recorder for detailed descriptions of open range areas and livestock districts.

  • Baker
  • Columbia
  • Crook
  • Curry
  • Deschutes
  • Douglas
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Josephine
  • Klamath
  • Lane
  • Lincoln
  • Linn
  • Malheur
  • Marion
  • Morrow
  • Umatilla
  • Union
  • Wallowa
  • Wasco
  • Washington
  • Wheeler
  • Yamhill

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

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 Rosalind Franklin: DNA’s unsung hero  http://ed.ted.com/lessons/rosalind-franklin-dna-s-unsung-hero-claudio-l-guerra?utm_source=TED-Ed+Subscribers&utm_campaign=20e4c65a46-2013_09_219_19_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1aaccced48-20e4c65a46-48668497

Property Rights Research Welcome to PropertyRightsResearch.org! If God and Country and family are your top priorities, you’ll like this site. If you believe that America’s Constitution and Bill of Rights are to be held inviolate and are NOT negotiable, you’ll feel right at home. If you cherish farmers, miners, ranchers, loggers, fishermen & recreationists, you’ve come to the right place. If you like to read truth, not fiction, please save to Favorites, and tell your freedom-loving family, friends and co-workers about propertyrightsresearch.org — no matter where on earth they may live! This is a research, education and empowerment website. This effort does not dispense legal advice. ~ Julie Smithson http://www.propertyrightsresearch.org/

Hosea 4:6 – My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. 

Gorgeous Maps Reveal the History of America’s National Parks  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/07/maps-reveal-history-national-park/

Raven Maps  http://www.ravenmaps.com/

Waking Times  http://www.wakingtimes.com/about-waking-times/

Opinon. Victor Davis Hanson: Enemies See America as Vulnerable Prey  https://patriotpost.us/opinion/43761

Unanswered Questions on Hillary’s eMail Scandal  http://townhall.com/columnists/brianandgarrettfahy/2016/07/15/unanswered-questions-on-hillarys-email-scandal-n2192860?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

World-wide Job Site http://www.indeed.com/

       Jobs:  Moro, Oregon http://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=Moro%2C+OR

It’s tougher to be a high-information voter in a low-transparency state: Editorial  http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/07/it.html#incart_river_index

The Rage of Failure  http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/07/the_rage_of_failure.html

Auroras, Sun Spots, Solar Flares   http://spaceweather.com/

 Freedom and Obligation–2016 Commencement Address https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/freedom-obligation-2016-commencement-address/


 

Sherman County eNews #180

July 16, 2016

CONTENT

  1. “Pans on Fire” 4-H Club News Reports
  2. Sherman County Public/School Library Summer Reading Program, July 19
  3. Sherman County Public/School Library Book Club, July 19
  4. Sherman County Health District Seeks Board of Directors Candidates
  5. New Goals, New Energy
  6. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

1.“Pans on Fire” 4-H Club News Reports

food.frypanThe “Pans on Fire” 4-H club met on Tuesday July 12, 2016 at 9am at the Moro Extension Office.  Attending were Emma, Talon and Izzy.  Excused absence was Maddie.  Pledge of Allegiance led by Talon, 4-H Pledge led by Izzy.  What we did during the meeting:  Cindy handed us a sheet about peaches.   We tried some canned vanilla and regular peaches. We made smoothies, fruit leather, dried peaches, jam and canned peaches.  And did entry forms for the fair.  Next meeting will be Thursday, July 14.  Meeting adjourned at noon.  Respectfully submitted, Isabella Mills

food.pickleJarThe “Pans on Fire” 4-H club met on Thursday July 14, 2016 at 9am at the Moro Extension Office.  Attending were Maddie, Emma, Izabella and Isabella.  Excused absence was Talon.  Pledge of Allegiance led by Emma, 4-H Pledge led by Maddie.  What we did during the meeting:  We talked about what we did at the last meeintg.  We ate pickles with sour cream, honey and peanut butter.  We made dill pickles and pickled green beans, then we made jerky.  And did entry forms for the fair.  Meeting adjourned at 11:45am.  Respectfully submitted, Isabella Mills


2. Sherman County Public/School Library Summer Reading Program, July 19

On Your Mark, Get Set….Read! Tuesday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. Join us for storytime, crafts, games, prizes, and snacks. This week’s themes include: “Water” (ages 0-3 years) and “Fueling Your Engine” (ages 4 and up).

swim.logoThe swim bus will pick up kids from the library at 11:10 a.m. The parking lot is currently under construction. Please use the walking area next to the retaining wall marked off by yellow tape.


3. Sherman County Public/School Library Book Club, July 19

books.loveThe Sherman County Public/School Library Book Club will meet on Tuesday, July 19 at 6:00 p.m. Join us for a discussion of our July book, “Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven” by Fannie Flagg. For more information: 541-565-3279. The parking lot is currently under construction. Please use the walking area next to the retaining wall marked off by yellow tape.


4. Sherman County Health District Seeks Board of Directors Candidates

clock.123The Sherman County Health District is seeking candidates to fill Position 1, on the Board of Directors. Interested parties are asked to submit a letter of interest to: Sherman County Health District, Attn: Caitlin Blagg, PO Box 186, Moro, OR 97039. Closing date for this position is August 10, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. If you have questions please contact Caitlin Blagg at 541-565-0536 or medclinic1@embarqmail.com.


5. New Goals, New Energy

Did you know that, in at least one way, you’re at your creative best when your system is out of order?

When we talk about being “Out of Order,” it means when your mental picture of how things should be is very different from how things actually are. Human beings are always striving for order, and when our mental picture of how things should be matches reality, we feel comfortable and in control. (How do you feel when you see a crooked picture on the wall? If you are like most people, it bothers you.)

But what happens when they don’t match? What happens when our mental picture of, say, the car we drive is thrown out of order by an accident?  Or our picture of how we make our living is thrown out of order by a sudden layoff?

What happens is that we create inside ourselves a tremendous amount of drive and energy to restore order, to make our inner picture and reality match, once again. We feel highly motivated to get that car repaired, to get a new job, to do whatever is required to set things right.

Once order is restored, the drive and energy turn off because they are no longer needed. This is exactly how goal-setting works. When you set a goal and systematically visualize the end-result, you throw your system out of order. That creates the drive and energy to change reality so that it matches the picture you have been visualizing.

This is the value in continuously setting goals. You don’t arrive at your desired end-result and then go flat because your energy just up and drove away. New goals create new energy and new creativity, and each day provides a new look at what your life can be! ~ The Pacific Institute


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

world.EuropeAfrica

Klindt’s Booksellers & Stationers http://www.klindtsbooks.com/welcome

 

Sherman County School District   http://shermancountyschooldistrict.weebly.com/

Gerry Frank’s picks: See wonderful coastal views by rail or car http://www.oregonlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2016/07/gerry_frank_picks_see_wonderfu.html

World Record Eagle Flight From World’s Tallest Building  http://www.flixxy.com/world-record-eagle-flight-from-worlds-tallest-building.htm?utm_source=n

9/11 Document, View of a Saudi Effort to Thwart U.S. Action on Al Qaeda  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/16/us/28-pages-saudi-arabia-september-11.html?emc=edit_na_20160715&nlid=66134669&ref=cta

Opinion. Revolt of the Masses | J.D. Vance’s new book Hillbilly Elegy  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/28/opinion/revolt-of-the-masses.html?WT.mc_id=2016-KWP-AUD_DEV&WT.mc_ev=click&ad-keywords=AUDDEVREMARK&kwp_0=177918&kwp_4=724537&kwp_1=365637&_r=0

Rasmussen Reports: If it’s in the News, it’s in our Polls! http://www.rasmussenreports.com/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyNewsletter

Opinion. Justice Ginsburg’s damage to the Supreme Court  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-damage-justice-ginsburg-did-to-the-supreme-court/2016/07/15/7c80f054-4ab8-11e6-90a8-fb84201e0645_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

Opinion, Charles Krauthammer: Resisting The Revisionists: Finally, A First Step  http://freedomsback.com/charles-krauthammer/resisting-the-revisionists-finally-a-first-step/

Anything but Jihad The underlying truth is that Islam is totalitarianism that mandates the destruction of all things not Islamic as written in the Quran, the Sunnah, and the Hadith. That’s pretty much it.  It’s all you need to know.  From this basic premise of world domination, all else flows. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/07/anything_but_jihad.html

Interview with Lt. General Michael Flynn | Book: The Field of Fight  https://theintercept.com/2016/07/13/an-interview-with-lt-gen-michael-flynn/

Everything you could ever want to know about Pokemon Go  http://www.khou.com/tech/everything-you-could-ever-want-to-know-about-pokemon-go/274893456

Scientists create huge 3-D map of universe, validating Einstein’s theories  http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0715/Scientists-create-huge-3-D-map-of-universe-validating-Einstein-s-theories

Opinion. We Have a ‘War on Cops’ because of the War on the Family  http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/07/we_have_a_war_on_cops_because_of_the_war_on_the_family.html

ISIS Campaign in Europe http://www.understandingwar.org/?utm_source=ISIS%27s+Campaign+in+Europe+March+-+July+2016&utm_campaign=ISIS%27s+Campaign+in+Europe&utm_medium=email

The Intercept | Top Stories, Unofficial Sources https://theintercept.com/


 

Sherman County eNews #179

CONTENT

  1. Spiritual Matters

  2. Classifieds

  3. Calendar


1.Spiritual Matters

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Let Us Not Grow Weary

By Pastor Chris Jordan, ThM, Kent Baptist Church

Harvest season is upon us. Many of you are working from sun up to sun down to gather crops. Having not grown up in a rural farming area or community my knowledge of all things related to farms, tractors, livestock, etc. has come from children’s books, school and the Bible. The Bible is ripe with crops of wisdom ready for harvesting. My short experience living in this agrarian culture has made many of the Biblical references to sowing and reaping, growing and harvesting come to new life.

In the New Testament book of Galatians, Paul writes about a spiritual harvest. He writes “for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” (Gal. 6:7b-8) Eternal life sounds pretty good but what does sowing to the Spirit look like. Paul goes on to write, “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people” (Gal. 6:9-10).

Sowing in the Spirit is doing good to one another. When we walk by faith and do good to one another through the power of the Spirit then we reap eternal life. Jesus died and rose again to give us eternal life that is a free gift of God’s grace. The Holy Spirit then gives of seeds of ‘doing good’ to plant in other’s lives. We can sow these seeds by doing good to others because we are saved by grace through faith.


2. Classifieds (new or corrected)

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

applause1THANK 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

THANK YOU! I would like to thank the people who make the Sherman County Driver Education program work. Sherman County Court: Judge – Gary Thompson, Commissioners – Michael Smith and Tom McCoy, Budget Committee – Larry Hoctor, Kyle Blagg and Forest Peters and Budget Officer – Debbie Hayden, Justice of the Peace – Ron McDermid and Director of Emergency Services – Shawn Payne.  I would like to thank Craig Wood for opening up the Library Conference Room every morning for the class,
Mary Lou Martin who always is very helpful in making sure we had the room for class, Audrey Rooney who made sure students received and dropped off their applications and kept the students advised of information, and Rita Wilson who helped in the classroom. Thank you to all the parents who took the extra time and effort to get their students to class and drives, to the students who took the class, C. H. Urness Motors (Mike Urness) who has always donated key chains, hats and goodies for the end of the year, and Dave Kindig and KevDogg of Kindig-it Design (Velocity Channel) who autographed post cards for the class. (extra goody for students this year). Thank you everyone for your help! We would not be able to do this without you. ~ Sincerely, Paula King, Sherman County Driver Education, Coordinator/Instructor. 7/15

WELCOME! Welcome to Sherman County, Chris and Beverly Jordan and their children. Chris is the new pastor for Grass Valley and Kent Baptist Churches, ~ The Editor 7/15

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

GRASS VALLEY PAVILION. 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:

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:

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:

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)

sign_slowCaution! Be aware of grain trucks just over the hill or around the corner on market roads, Scott Canyon, Highway 97 and Highway 206/Fulton Canyon. 

Watch your step! County guests need to be aware of a few hazards we all face in Sherman County. Please remember that dry grass ignites easily, no matter the season; it’s important to stay on designated roads and off private property. Don’t let fire destroy a family’s livelihood. And don’t let a rattlesnake or tick bite ruin your day!

Sherman County’s cycling itinerary is not recommended during grain harvest July 15 – August 15. ~ http://co.sherman.or.us/things_to_do_itineraries.asp

sun.circleJULY

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

16 100th Anniversary of Grass Valley Pavilion Open House 6-9 Grass Valley, Oregon

16-19 Goldendale Rodeo Bible Camp (senior) goldendalerodeobiblecamp@gmail.com

16 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum American Indian Trade Blankets 

17 Birthday Celebration for Eilene Eslinger, Mary Fields, Anita Hooper & Others 2    Sorosis Park, The Dalles

19 Sherman County Public/School Library Book Club 6

20 Sherman County Court 9

20-23 Goldendale Rodeo Bible Camp (junior)

21 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

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

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 

wheat.head2AUGUST

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

clock.793SEPTEMBER

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

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


 

Sherman County eNews #178

CONTENT

  1. A Giant Birthday Celebration for Sherman County Friends, July 17

  2. A Positive Mental Attitude

  3. “Animal Habitats of the Gorge” Summer Camp for ages 5-9

  4. 2016 Welcome to the Sherman County Fair, August 23-28

  5. A Matter of Self-Esteem

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


“Become a part of the solution. Serve your communities. Don’t be a part of the problem. We’re hiring. Get off that protest line and put an application in, and we’ll put you in your neighborhood and we will help you resolve some of the problems you’re protesting about.” —Dallas Police Chief David Brown, July 2016


1. A Giant Birthday Celebration for Sherman County Friends, July 17

Sunday, July 17th at 2 p.m. at Sorosis Park in The Dalles, there will be a giant birthday celebration! We are celebrating the 95th birthdays of Eilene Eslinger, Mary Fields (Mary Ann Justesen’s mother) & Nita Hooper. We are also celebrating birthdays of Gertrude Buether, Penny Eakin, Helen (Holmes) Brookings, Rory Wilson & Craig Wood. Hope to see you there!  ~ Leta Ann Eslinger


2. A Positive Mental Attitude

birdHappyOwlA positive mental attitude is an irresistible force that knows no such thing as an immovable body.  Time and again we hear stories about ordinary people who do seemingly impossible things when they find themselves in an emergency situation. They perform Herculean feats of strength and endurance, things they never dreamed they were capable of doing. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could harness that strength and make it available anytime you need it? You can — if you believe you can. No doubt you can remember a time in your life when you were exceptionally focused on your objective, a time when you achieved more in less time than ever before. Perhaps it was an impending vacation that motivated you to get everything done before you departed, or perhaps it was a “must pass” exam that helped you focus your concentration. The intensity that you developed in those situations is always available to you when you have a Positive Mental Attitude. ~ Napoleon Hill 


3. “Animal Habitats of the Gorge” Summer Camp for ages 5-9

What would it be like to be a bear, a fox, a raccoon, or an eagle? Kids ages 5 to 9 years can explore Animal Habitats of the Gorge August 1 through August 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Cost is $85 per child for non-members, $70 for members. Space is limited, and registration is required by July 29. For information call 541-296-8600 ext. 209, or visit www.gorgediscovery.org


 4. 2016 Welcome to the Sherman County Fair, August 23-28

food.pie.hotWelcome to our 107th Sherman County Fair!  Let me introduce you to the fair board: Tom Rolfe, Chair, Bryce Coelsch, Vice-Chair, Jennifer Zimmerlee, Ted Sabey, Shandie Johnson, Bert Perisho and Rick Jauken.  Another very exciting fair will include old favorites like the kick-off BBQ, Dale Coles Classic Car Show, contests for cakes, pies, flowers and table setting/decorating. Returning to us for a third year is the Challenge of Champions Bull Riding Tour and our very own parade thru downtown Moro on Saturday morning.

New to the fair this year will be entertainer Freddie Prez.  Freddie will bring his new stage and will host several “one of a kind” contests.  Some of them can involve food and a special cannon!  You will have to watch to see what all happens.

applause1The board selected Margret Snider as the 2016 Grand Marshal.  Representing Sherman County Fair and your community at many local parades, rodeos and other area events is Princess Lexie Grenvik. Thank you Lexie for your hard work and dedication to Sherman County.  This year’s theme is “Country Pride County Wide.”

Please plan to join us to visit with friends, enter a contest, enjoy the livestock exhibited by the 4-H or FFA members, attend the bull riding, hear the Countryfied Band or watch the Demolition Car/Truck Derby.  The fair board wants to say thank you for attending our fair August 23rd thru August 28th in Moro Oregon.

See you at the fair!

Fair Secretary Beth McCurdy


5. A Matter of Self-Esteem

How do you respond to personal affronts or insults? If you have high self-esteem, they probably don’t bother you much. Here is why.

Have you ever noticed that people with low self-esteem have a terrible time with anything they perceive as an insult? You see, beneath their façade of self-confidence, they are really not convinced of their own value or competence. So whenever they believe that someone has insulted or rejected them, they come unglued.

These folks fret and fume. They get angry. They spend a lot of time brooding about it, and sometimes they even seek retaliation or revenge. But people with high self-esteem just brush it off. For example, at the height of the U. S. Civil War, President Lincoln and his secretary of war paid a visit to General McClellan in the battle area to hear first-hand about how the war was going.

As they were waiting for the general to arrive, McClellan came in, covered in grime. He brushed by them, went upstairs, and eventually sent his maid to tell them he was tired and had gone to bed. The secretary of war was aghast and said to Lincoln, “Surely you’re not going to let him get by with that. Surely you will relieve him of his command.”

Lincoln thought about it for a minute or two. Then he said, “No, I will not relieve him. That man wins battles and I would hold his horse and clean his shoes if it would hasten the end of this bloodshed by one hour.” It’s the same for anyone who has high self-esteem. They are so secure that they can easily be humble and nothing threatens their sense of purpose and self-worth.

Give some thought to this the next time you feel someone insults you. You may just decide that it isn’t that big a deal. ~ The Pacific Institute


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

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Oregon Livestock Brands | Register, Renew & Transfer  https://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/AnimalHealthFeedsLivestockID/LivestockID/Pages/BrandRegistration.aspx

Most & Least Peaceful Countries in 2016  http://www3.forbes.com/leadership/the-most-and-least-peaceful-countries-in-2016/?utm_campaign=Most-And-Least-Peaceful-Countries-In-2016&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=referral

7 Teenage Deaths, but No Answers for Aboriginal Canadians  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/14/world/americas/unsolved-deaths-of-indigenous-canadian-students-offer-a-glimpse-of-hardship.html?emc=edit_th_20160714&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=35377422&_r=1

Farnborough Air Show  http://www.defensenews.com/section/farnborough/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Defense%20EBB%2007-14-16&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

The Long War Journal  http://www.longwarjournal.org/

Military  http://www.military.com/