Sherman County eNews #193

CONTENT

  1. Follow Sherman Jr./Sr. High School on Facebook

  2. Sherman County Fair Parade Entries

  3. Sherman County Fair Commercial Booth Application (corrected date)

  4. Sherman County Fair Table Setting/Decorating Contest

  5. Perseid Meteor Shower to Peak August 11-13

  6. Presentation: Historic Gray Century Ranch, Aug. 13

  7. Today’s Superpower – Focus

  8. Historic Preservation for the Zane Grey Cabin on the Rogue River

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


1. Follow Sherman Jr./Sr. High School on Facebook

Logo.Sherman High School~ https://www.facebook.com/SCSD.SJSHS/?fref=nf

 

 

 


2. Sherman County Fair Parade Entries

balloons

Let’s have Country Pride County Wide

at the

Sherman County Fair Parade

Downtown Moro

Saturday, August 27th

Parade Line–up: 8:30 AM

Parade Begins: 9:15 AM

Please describe entry (for announcer): Float, Horses, Classic Car, etc.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Contact Person for your entry _____________________________________________

Telephone________________________________________________

Address________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

EARLY PARADE ENTRIES ARE APPRECIATED! THANK YOU!

Please send entry forms to Sherman County Fair, P.O. Box 45, Wasco OR 97065. Thank you for your support.


3. Sherman County Fair Commercial Booth Application (corrected date)

Sherman County Fair, P.O. Box 45, Wasco, Oregon 97065

COMMERCIAL BOOTH APPLICATION

FAIR DATES AUGUST 23rd THRU AUGUST 28rd

COMMERCIAL/COMMUNITY BOOTH NAME

CONTACT PERSON’S NAME

PHONE

MAILING ADDRESS

CITY

STATE & ZIP

PRICE PER BOOTH SPACE $25.00

I WILL NEED __________ BOOTH SPACE (S)  (BOOTH SPACE IS 8’ LONG)

YES, I WILL NEED A TABLE __________ 6 foot or 8 foot table (circle 1)

NO, I DO NOT NEED A TABLE _______ .  I  WILL BRING MY OWN.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AT THE SHERMANCOUNTY FAIR.

PLEASE FILL IN ALL INFO, SIGN, INCLUDE PAYMENT AND RETURN TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS.   BOOTH SHALL BE SET UP NO LATER THAN BY 2:00 PM ON Tuesday, AUGUST 23rd. SPACE IS LIMITED. THESE BOOTHS ARE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY August 19th.

APPLICANT SIGNATURE, DATE      RECEIVED BY S.C. FAIR BOARD MEMBER, DATE

QUESTIONS? CALL BETH 541-980-1821.


4. Sherman County Fair Table Setting/Decorating Contest

Table Setting/Decorating Contest

A new contest is designed to get EVERYONE’S party planning/special event, creativity, fun, thinking cap going. A complete table setting, decorated and set up for two!!

We have 3 age categories: Youth, Adult, and Team of Two, and 5 classes to select from there are 5 to pick from.

Entry Fees:

No Entry fees for this division

Entries Accepted:

  1. Entries will be accepted until 6:00 pm on  Wednesday August 24, 2016 (this contest must be entered by Wednesday entries will be taken at the fair office)
  2. Placement of table will be Thursday Morning before 10:00 a.m. (special arrangements can be made for Wednesday evening placement)
  1. Entry form follows this section and can also be found on our website on the special contest tab.
  2. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED.

Special Notes and Rules

  1. Please bring your own table; Table is not to be larger than 36” square. (However Sherman County Fair has some tables available, these will be on a first come first serve basis)
  2. Tables are to be set up for 2 people, this is a complete table set up.
  3. Table decoration should be designed for functional service of the menu with decoration that follows the established theme. Table decorations will be judged on overall creativity, functionality, appearance, tableware (appropriate choices for the menu) table cover/placemats (clean, pressed and appropriate for the menu) table decorations (centerpiece, place cards, etc.) and menu (neatly written or typed large enough for easy reading by the viewing public) and with menu items listed in the order of  service
  4. Display needs to include a menu. (no need to cook any of the items)
  5. Theme/title needs to be listed first on Menu display card.
  6. Nonperishable items are encouraged
  7. Fresh flowers are okay need to be displayed properly.
  8. All items should be labeled of ownership, but not visible while on display
  9. A complete Paper party; all matching paper products coordinated line (aka Hallmark, American Greetings) will not be allowed.
  10. Please remember that all items will be on display for several days, select your props accordingly.
  11. Any questions or concerns, please call Beth at 541-980-1821

Release of Exhibits:

Exhibits will be released on Sunday August 28, at 4:00 p.m. this time is subject to change and will be posted and announced during the fair week.

Premiums

1st place  $ 10.00

2nd place  $ 8.00. (Per category/class)

Category                                                Classes

Youth; up to age 18                        TD1000  Holiday

Adult; over 18                                TD1002  Fair Theme

Team of two                                           TD1003  Kids Theme

TD1004  Wild West/BBQ

TD1005  Fancy/Elegant


5. Perseid Meteor Shower to Peak August 11-13

starsEarth is entering the outskirts of a broad stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Forecasters don’t expect the shower to peak until Aug.11-13, but already NASA cameras are detecting Perseid fireballs streaking across the night sky as the shower slowly intensifies. Visit http://spaceweather.com to see the first Perseid of 2016.


6. Presentation: Historic Gray Century Ranch, Aug. 13

seniorMaPaThe public is invited to a free presentation by co-owner Nancy Gray Proctor on the Gray Century Ranch Saturday the 13th, 2:00 p.m., at the Moody/Rorick House located at 300 W. 13th St., The Dalles.  This ranch, now into its fourth generation, was begun in 1868 and had a working relationship with Ft. Dalles and its horses.

With the presentation being held outside, lawn chairs are welcomed.  Refreshments will be served.


7. Today’s Superpower – Focus

One of the most powerful forces in the world is under your complete control, and how you use it determines what happens to you in life. Today, let’s spend a little time on this particular force.

If you are a parent, how many times have you told your kids to “Pay attention”? Probably quite a lot of the time, because you know it’s important. Teachers do the same thing, because what they are teaching is important for their students to learn. But do we really understand the power of our focused attention?

As an example, perhaps your “To Do” list has gotten too long, and you decide that today is the day to clean out that garage or closet. You start early in the day, and before you know it, the work is done. Time seems to have slowed down. What had been nagging at you, denying your ability to ignore it, is suddenly checked off of the “To Do” list. Or perhaps you’ve put off a project at work until the last possible moment, and then amaze yourself with how much you get done in an incredibly short space of time.

More than likely, we all have experienced similar things. However, it’s not the deadline itself that boosts your productivity and effectiveness. It is the incredible power of your focused attention.

Today’s point is that there is absolutely no reason why you can’t perform this well all the time. All of us have the potential to be peak performers. Unfortunately, only some of us have learned how to control and focus our attention, to harness our thoughts, beliefs and attitudes and direct them toward what we want, when we want.

This is a skill that can be learned. And once you have learned it, you will be amazed at how much your life will change for the better.  ~ The Pacific Institute


8. Historic Preservation for the Zane Grey Cabin on the Rogue River

Grants Pass, Ore. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Grants Pass Field Office, is pleased to announce that the historic Zane Grey Cabin at Winkle Bar has been officially designated for preservation under the National Register of Historic Places.

The historic cabin is located at Winkle Bar, one of the most unique sites along the world-famous Rogue Wild and Scenic River. This spot–and the entire Rogue River–was popularized by the western novelist and angler Zane Grey, who fell in love with and wrote about the pristine wilderness and abundant fishing opportunities on the river.

In 1925, Grey launched an expedition down the Rogue River from Grants Pass to Gold Beach with nine other adventurers in seven wooden boats. Of the places Grey encountered on the trip, Winkle Bar proved to be the most influential. In 1926 he purchased the mining claim there and had this now-famous cabin built. In Tales of Freshwater Fishing, Grey described his new acquisition:

“The rushing river at this point makes a deep bend round a long oval bar, with rocky banks and high level terraces above, and both wooded and open land. Here it flows through a lonely valley set down amid the lofty green mountain slopes. A government forest trail winds out some twenty miles to the nearest settlement. Far indeed it is across the dark Oregon peaks to railroad or automobile road!”

It was here, and along other portions of the Rogue River, that Grey was inspired to write such books as Rogue River Feud, Shooting the Rogue, and Tales of Freshwater Fishing. Grey’s prose drew visitors by the thousands, and helped make the Rogue River a premiere destination for world class steelhead fishing, recreation, and wildlife viewing.

In 2008, the BLM purchased the property to help preserve its unique historic values. In 2012, the BLM began the process of documenting the site’s historic significance for designation for preservation under the National Register of Historic Places. With funding and volunteer support from the Farley Tyas Foundation, considerable work was done to the property and to the cabin itself so that visitors can experience the scenery and history of Grey’s era.  Photos can be found on the BLM Flickr site at https://flic.kr/s/aHsk5PdfC3.


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

Covered WagonOregon Trail Tabletop Card Game Released  http://www.oregonlive.com/trending/2016/07/the_oregon_trail_released_as_tabletop_card_game.html#incart_most-readcomics-kingdom

Portland Art Museum  http://portlandartmuseum.org/

Just how low are wheat prices?  http://smallgrains.org/2016/07/just-low-wheat-prices-take-look-back-1800s-1900s-youll-see-time-low/

This 5-Minute TED Talk by a Survivor of the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Just Might Change Your Life  http://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/remember-the-plane-that-crashed-in-the-hudson-river-a-survivor-shares-3-major-le.html?cid=sf01002&sr_share=facebook

Gaps in 4g Network Hinder High Tech Agriculture  http://www.bendbulletin.com/exports/newsletters/main/4535283-151/gaps-in-4g-network-hinder-high-tech-agriculture?utm_source=Today%27s%20Top%20Headlines%20from%20The%20Bulletin&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BendBulletin%20MRSS%20-%20Main-16-07-31

Kinetic Branding: Graphic Design http://www.kineticbranding.com/

The Grommet  https://www.thegrommet.com/

How much do car maintenance costs increase by mileage  https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-much-do-maintenance-costs-increase-by-mileage-by-maddy-martin

Soaring Musical Performance  http://www.ba-bamail.com/video.aspx?emailid=21851

Incumbent federal and state candidates of all political stripes have had years to carry out their election promises if that was their intent in the first place. They seek re-election promising to “fix it.” Ask yourself who got us into this fix in the first place. ~ unattributed

Public Employees Retirement Pension costs will go up $885M next year  http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/07/pers_oregons_public_pension_co.html#incart_2box

Top Earners in Oregon State Government  http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/insider/extras/2016/07/21/top-earners-state-government/87340358/

Commentary. When a War Went Worldwide 75 Years Ago  http://townhall.com/columnists/victordavishanson/2016/07/28/when-a-war-went-worldwide-75-years-ago-n2198769?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

The Fatherless Effect http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/07/the_fatherless_effect.html

“In God We Trust” Reaffirmed as National Motto Again 2011  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/in-god-we-trust-reaffirmed-as-national-motto-again/


 

 

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