Sherman County eNews #196


  1. Sherman County Sheriff’s Office July Incident Report

  2. Gorge Night Sky Symposium, Registration Deadline Aug. 5

  3. OP-ED: “A ‘Better Way’ forward for Oregon and America”

  4. Sherman County Fair Kid’s Corner – Division N

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

 1.Sherman County Sheriff’s Office July Incident Report



2. Gorge Night Sky Symposium, Registration by Aug. 5

StarYellowFriends of the Goldendale Observatory, Mid-Columbia Economic Development District, and the Goldendale Chamber of Commerce invite you to the Gorge Night Sky Symposium, August 18-19, 2016. Registration deadline is August 5, 2016, and space is limited, so reserve your spot soon! We hope you can join us!

The Symposium, part of the larger Gorge Night Sky < > project, is taking aim at light pollution by focusing on community education of Dark-Sky standards and energy efficient LED options. With the increase of highly efficient LED lighting options, homeowners, businesses, and cities are upgrading their outdoor lights. While the efficiencies in lighting are increasing, the amount of light pollution is also rising. This increase in light pollution poses a risk to the rural dark sky in the Columbia River Gorge and Goldendale Observatory State Park, only one of only twenty International Dark-Sky Association certified observatories on earth.

The Gorge Night Sky Symposium will be hosted at Goldendale Observatory State Park in Goldendale, WA, on the evening of August 18, and at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles, OR, all day on August 19. The event will focus on bringing together lighting professionals, astronomy experts, lighting vendors and large end-users, utilities, and city and county decision-makers to discuss light pollution issues, Dark-Sky standards and possible solutions in the Columbia River Gorge, such as stocking energy efficient LED options that meet standards, point of sale rebate programs, and developing local lighting ordinances.

3. OP-ED: “A ‘Better Way’ forward for Oregon and America”

By Rep. Greg Walden

American flag1As I listen to people during meetings throughout our state (I recently held my 51st town hall since the beginning of last year), Oregonians too often voice the same concerns: an overreaching federal government that ignores our pleas, overregulates our lives and depresses job growth in our communities.

That’s why I put forward legislation that positively addresses the problems we face.  Seven of my proposals have passed the U.S. House so far this term—most with unanimous support—including my bills to help bring commercial air service back to Klamath Falls, provide needed funding for bridges in the Columbia Gorge, and to improve rural internet service for consumers.

Within the past year, Congress has given law enforcement and drug prevention advocates new tools to help fight addiction in our communities. We’ve passed plans to help veterans get better health care in the communities where they live. Seniors no longer face a planned drastic spike in Medicare premiums or a cut for Social Security disability recipients. A long-term transportation funding plan and a major education reform proposal have also become law.

While I’m proud of these successes, there is still much to be done to push back against an overreaching federal government. That’s why House Republicans have proposed a new agenda—called “A Better Way”—to offer solutions to some of the biggest challenges we face in Oregon and America. I encourage you to go read it yourself on my website: Some highlights of our plan include:

Growing jobs and the economy: Too many small businesses, farmers, and ranchers in Oregon face overbearing federal regulations that are often written by agencies far away in Washington, D.C. Last year alone, federal regulations cost the national economy about $1.89 trillion in lost growth and productivity. Our plan makes sure the regulatory regime works for us—not against us. For instance, we’d require that the Congress, accountable to the people, approve all major regulations. Our plan would also help boost affordable, reliable energy and preserve internet innovation so that jobs can flourish.

Combating poverty: Fifty years ago, the U.S. government launched the “War on Poverty.”  American taxpayers have invested $22 trillion since then, yet you are just as likely to stay poor if you were born poor today as you were then. And according to a state report last year, Oregon’s poverty rate is higher than the national average (and the rate is even higher in many rural counties). The current system too often replaces work, instead of encouraging it. There’s a better way to help the over 46 million Americans who are trapped in a cycle of poverty. Our plan offers solutions to expand opportunity and reward work.

Implementing real health reform: The new health care law, known as Obamacare, is driving up insurance costs and reducing choices for too many Oregonians. The state wasted hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on Cover Oregon and now is mired in costly litigation.  Meanwhile, people are left to cope with more insurers leaving the market, and two new health “co-ops” set up by the law have already folded. There’s a better way to give everyone access to quality, affordable health care. Our plan would replace Obamacare with a new one that provides consumers more choices, lowers costs, focuses on curing deadly diseases like cancer, and strengthens and preserves Medicare.

Our “Better Way” plan upholds our Constitution rights and makes government more accountable and transparent to the people. We have ideas to boost our national security, combat terrorism, and ensure our troops and veterans have what they need. And we propose reforming the nation’s tax code to make it simpler and fairer for Oregon families and small businesses.

I’d encourage you to go read the entire plan, with hundreds of ideas to solve problems in our communities, on my website at There, you can let me know what you think of these ideas or offer some of your own. Together, there’s a better way to get Oregon and America back on track.

Greg Walden represents Oregon’s Second Congressional District, which covers 20 counties in southern, central, and eastern Oregon.

4. Sherman County Fair Kid’s Corner – Division N

teamworkManyHandsKid’s CORNER – DIVISION N_

Read carefully the general rules in the front of the Premium Book and on our web page

Age Groups: Determined by grade just completed.

N-1 Kindergarten & under

N-2 Grades 1 & 2

N-3 Grades 3, 4 & 5

N-4 Grades 6, 7 & 8

Entry Fees:

  1.    No Entry fees for this division 

Entries Accepted:

  1. Entries will be accepted until 6:00 pm on  Wednesday August 24, 2016
  2. Entries for the Kids Corner Division are made in the Open Class building, located under the main grandstands.
  3. Entry form follows this section and can also be found on our website on the forms tab.
  4. Entries must be made by 6:00 pm on Wednesday of Fair week however the baked goods can be delivered Thursday morning by 8:15 before judging.  (They must be entered on Wednesday)
  5. All paintings and drawings must be matted or framed
  1. Cooking classes NO shared batches, please!
  2. Cooking classes must be made from scratch and have recipe attached. All items must be on a paper plate and covered with plastic wrap or a zip-lock bag.
  3. Please bring cakes on cardboard or board covered with foil, no plates, and covered with plastic wrap. You may submit ½ of the cake if you prefer.

Release of Exhibits:

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

Premiums for Kid’s Korner

1st Place              $4.00

2nd Place              $2.00

3rd Place              $1.00


Cooking    Recipe attached, items on a paper plate and covered with plastic wrap or a zip-lock                                           bag.

Class #

900        Drop Cookies (plate of 6)

901        Rolled/molded Cookies (plate of 6)

902        Bar Cookies (plate of 6)

903        No bake Cookies (plate of 6)

904        Candy, (plate of 6 pieces)

905        Cake, layer (may bring only 1/2 of cake if you prefer)

906        Cake, sheet (may only bring 1/2 of cake if you prefer)

973        Jam

974        Bread, 1 loaf any flavor

990        Other


907        Garden Vegetable Display (must have at least 3 veggies up to 7 veggies) bringing your own           display container is encouraged but not required.

908        Fruit Display (must have at least 3 fruits up to 7 fruits) bringing your own display container             is encouraged but not required.

909        Your favorite vegetable from the garden (just 1 please)

910        Your favorite fruit or berry from the garden (up to 2 cups)

911        Houseplants – 1 specimen

912        Sunflower Large variety, (1 entire head)

913        Garden Giant, (1 item please)

971        Herbs, any variety

972        Gladiolus

975        Snap Dragon

976        Flower Arrangement,

977        Pumpkin, 1 specimen

978        Pumpkin, white, 1 specimen

979        Potatoes, plate of 4 any variety

980        Eggs, white1 dozen

9801      Eggs, Brown 1 dozen

9802      Eggs, colored 1 dozen

9803      Egg, smallest 1 egg

9804      Egg, largest 1 egg

981        Squash, 1 specimen any variety

982        Tomatoes, plate of 4, slicing

983        Tomatoes, plate of 10, pear or cherry

984        Daisy, single or cone flower

Sewing & knitting

914        Clothing

915        Quilt Patch (12” x 12”)

916        Pillow

917        Cross Stitch

918        No Sew blanket

919        Needlepoint

920        Quilt

921        Other

922     Creative Collection (stabilized please)

Collections (must have at least 5 pieces)

985        Stuffed Animals

986        Dolls

987        Dishes/glassware

988        Stamps/sports cards

989        Any Other

923     Do-It-Yourself Kit – Stabilized please

Holiday Decoration  (please bring at least one)

924        Christmas

925        Halloween

926        Easter

927        Other

928     Pumpkin Painting  (bring pumpkin painted to exhibit)

929     Art from Recycled Materials

Other Mediums

930        Woodworking

931        Puff Paint

932        Tye Dye

933        Jewelry

934        Leather

935        Clay, Modeling

936        Play Dough

937        Ceramics

938        Craft Foam

939        Other


940        Poem (matted)

941        Book

942        1  page story (matted)

943        Scrapbook (whole book/ album)

Drawing-original (must be matted or framed)

944        Crayon

945        Color pencil

946        Pencil

947        Ink

948        Marker

949        Chalk

950        Watercolor

951        Other

Printed Drawing   ( Ages N-1, N-2 only) (must be matted or framed)

952        Crayon

953        Color pencil

954        Marker

955        Coloring Book Page

956        Other

Painting-Original  (must be matted or framed)

957        Oil

958        Watercolor

959        Acrylic

960        Tempera

961        Tempera/oil

962        Other

Painting – Printed   (must be matted or framed)

963        Oil

964        Watercolor

965        Tempera

966        Other

967     Legos _(must be stabilized on cardboard or wood please)

968     K-Nex    (must be stabilized on cardboard or wood please)

969     Erector Set   (must be stabilized on cardboard or wood please)

970     Fair Theme, (be creative)  “country pride county wide”


Sherman County Fair Open Class Entry Form

Name: ______________________________________________________

Mailing Address:  _____________________________________________


(Complete mailing address, please)

Please circle you’re age  (determined by grade just completed)

N 1  Kindergarten & under

N 2  Grades 1 & 2

N 3  Grades 3,4 & 5

N 4  Grades 6,7, & 8

  Class # Age Description of item


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

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Sherman County eNews #195


  1. Sherman County Prayer Meeting in Rufus, Aug. 3

  2. Sherman County Prevention Program Meeting, Aug. 15

  3. Farm Bureau Calendar Seeks Photos of Oregon Agriculture

  4. Pauline Mary Wells 1927-2016

  5. Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum Honored as a “Top 10 True Western Museum of 2016” by True West Magazine

  6. Sherman County Fair: Flowers – Division F

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

1.Sherman County Prayer Meeting in Rufus, Aug. 3

church.family1Hello residents of Sherman County!

Our monthly All County Prayer Meeting this month will be held at the Rufus Baptist Church on Wednesday, August 3, at 7:00 p.m. We are currently in our 9th year of monthly Prayer Meetings held on a rotation throughout the County. If you are not aware of our prayer meetings and purpose, we have food, song and prayer, and focus primarily on needs in Sherman County. (and, with as many things that are going on nationally these days, we have lots to pray about!) The host Church’s Pastor leads and guides the prayer time, but any concern can be shared and prayed about. I hope you can join us. You will be blessed if you do. J


Pastor Scott Holliday

Rufus Baptist Church

2. Sherman County Prevention Program Meeting, Aug. 15

Sherman County Prevention Program will meet Monday, August 15, 2016, from 10:00 – 12:00 at the 4-H Extension Office Conference Room.  The Prevention Team meets once a month to discuss drug and alcohol prevention activities for Sherman County.  If you are interested in joining the group or have any questions please call Shandie Johnson at 541-565-5036 Monday through Friday 8:00 – 12:00.

3. Farm Bureau Calendar Seeks Photos of Oregon Agriculture

camera.35mm.blueThrough Sept. 15, Oregon Farm Bureau invites the public to submit their best photos of Oregon agriculture for possible inclusion in the 2017 Oregon’s Bounty calendar.

The award-winning calendar celebrates all aspects of Oregon agriculture: the products, the people, the crops, the cultivation, the landscape, anything that depicts the beauty, culture, enjoyment, technology, or tradition of family farming and ranching.

“What makes the Oregon’s Bounty calendar so special is that the images are sourced from the public,” said OFB Communications Director Anne Marie Moss. “Oregon agriculture is beautiful and an ideal subject for photographers.

“We’re looking for what I call ‘gaze-worthy’ images, photos that you can enjoy for a month as the calendar hangs on the wall,” said Moss. “The Oregon’s Bounty calendar is mailed to over 60,000 Farm Bureau members around the state and thousands more are distributed throughout the year. It is truly an exceptional opportunity for both amateur and professional photographers to get their work shown.”

Horizontal-format, high-resolution (at least 300 dpi) images — both close-ups and panoramic shots — are needed of all types of agriculture in all seasons. Subject ideas include rural scenery; portraits of farmers and ranchers; farmers and ranchers at work; planting or harvest shots; scenes from farm stands, on-farm events, farmers markets, or county fairs; and close-ups of fruits, vegetables, flowers, crops in the field, or farm animals.

The deadline for entries is Sept. 15, 2016, and there is no limit to the number of photos that can be submitted.

As thanks for participating, everyone who shares photos, along with their mailing address, will receive a complimentary copy of the 2017 Oregon’s Bounty calendar. Photographers with images selected for month pages in Oregon’s Bounty, along with six runners up, will receive a photo credit in the calendar and numerous copies of the calendar.

Photographers can email their digital photo(s) to, upload them to OFB’s dropbox at, or mail a CD or prints to Anne Marie Moss, Oregon Farm Bureau, 1320 Capitol St. NE, Suite 200, Salem, OR 97301. Detailed photo specifications and contest rules are available at

Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit, general farm organization representing the interests of farming and ranching families in the public and policymaking arenas. First established in Oregon in 1919, Farm Bureau is organized in all 36 counties.  For more information, contact Anne Marie Moss, OFB Communications Director, at, 503.399.1701.

4. Pauline Mary Wells 1927-2016

flower.rose.starPauline Mary Wells, 88, Rufus, died at home July 16, 2016. She was born December 3, 1927, in Taylor, Neb., to Oliver and Leota (Dilsaver) Clarke. She married Floyd E. Wells in Broken Bow, Neb., on March 16, 1946. Pauline enjoyed painting, needle work, music, quilting and Jesus. She is survived by siblings Wm. Leonard Clarke of Terrebonne and Lola Chamblee of Idaho; children Leona Vanleeuwen, Royce Wells, Carol Middleton, and Linda Kirkpatrick; 10 grandchildren: Chandra Carr, Justin Wells, Terri Wells, Larry Middleton, Ken Middleton, Mary Wallace, Jeanna Bullard, Kari Kirkpatrick, Jon Kirkpatrick and Laura Hodgson; and 20 great-grandchildren: Cosette, Declan, Hannah, Quinten, Hope, Sadie, Phoebe, Olivia, Kylia, Skylor, Kamryne, DJ, Eryk, Bryce, Zoey, Savannah, Logan, Elijah, Holly and Robin. Her husband of fifty-eight years, Floyd E. Wells, preceded her in death on March 22, 2005.  Graveside services were held at Sunrise Cemetery near Wasco on July 25, 2016.

5. Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum Honored as a “Top 10 True Western Museum of 2016” by True West Magazine

Hundreds of museums celebrate the American West (including more than a few east of the Mississippi). But which ones stand out?

True West magazine’s September 2016 issue has the answer in the feature “The Top 10 Western Museums,” on newsstands August 09, 2016. For a dozen years, True West magazine has recognized the best Western museums in America for their dedication to their mission of keeping the Old West alive in our communities and nation.

True West magazine is proud to announce that one of the top ten True West Western Museums for 2016 is the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum in The Dalles, Oregon, in recognition of their superior exhibitions and ability to reach all generations through their creativity in interpreting the West while fulfilling their institution’s mission.

“Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum’s dedication to their mission of preserving and interpreting our great Western history for all generations, is inspiring,” says True West Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell. “They keep the Old West vibrant and relevant for 21st century audiences.”

“The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum is honored for its extraordinary exhibitions and dedication to local and regional history. The museum has partnered with Nevada State Museum to display the traveling exhibit “John C. Frémont: Pathfinder of the West.”

Spur Award-winning writer Candy Moulton and the editors of True West picked the winners for this annual award based on the extraordinary efforts of the museums over the past year to create and host new temporary exhibits, as well as maintain dynamic permanent exhibitions.

The Top 10 True West Western Museums for 2016 include:

  1. Autry National Center of the American West, Los Angeles, California
  2. Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, Duncan, Oklahoma
  3. Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, The Dalles, Oregon
  4. Yakama Nation Museum and Cultural Heritage Center, Toppenish, Washington
  5. Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada
  6. Days of ’76 Museum, Deadwood, South Dakota
  7. Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, Houston, Texas
  8. Cody Firearms Museum, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming
  9. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas
  10. Boot Hill Museum, Dodge City, Kansas

Museums were also nominated through an application form on the magazine website. The museum feature includes “Museums to Know,” “Museums to Watch,” “Natural History Museums,” “Ranch and Agriculture Museums,” “Best Historical Buildings,” “The Top Ten Western Museums and “Art Museums to Watch.”

True West magazine is in its 63rd year of leading the way in presenting the true stories of Old West adventure, history, culture and preservation. For subscriptions and more information, visit or call 888-687- 1881.

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum is located at 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon. For more information call 541-296-8600 or visit  ~ True West magazine on newsstands August 09, 2016, or 888-687-1881.

 6. Sherman County Fair: Flowers – Division F

flower.sunflower1FLOWERS — DIVISON   F

Read carefully the general rules in the front of the Premium Book and on our web page

Entry Fees:

  1. No Entry fees for this division

Entries Accepted:

  1. Entries will be accepted until 6:00 pm on  Wednesday, August 24, 2016
  2. Entries for the Flower Division are made in the Open Class building, located under the main grandstands.
  3. Entry form follows this section and can also be found on our website on the forms tab.
  4. Junior Class just add the letter “J” behind the class number.  You are junior if you are in the grades of 9-12.
  1. Floral entries must be made by 6:00 pm on Wednesday of Fair week. The actual flower exhibit must be in place by 8:30 am Thursday of fair week.

Release of Flower Exhibits:

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

Specific Rules:

  1. All cut flowers must have been grown by the exhibitor.
  2. All plants must have been grown in container, and in possession for at least 60 days before opening of Fair.
  3. The Fair Board will not be responsible for any plants or container, but will use a great care for the preservation.
  4. PLEASE pay special attention to the following:
  • Choose most perfect specimen in each classification.
  • Have the right number of blooms required for the class
  • Label with variety name, if possible
  • Containers for fresh flowers will be provided.
  • Groom flowers and foliage, includes removing of bugs

Exhibits in this section will be judged as follows:

  1. Perfection of form, bloom and texture
  2. Depth and purity of color
  3. Condition of Flower
  4. Size, according to type
  5. Foliage consideration being equal, preference will be given to new and liner varieties in each class.
  6. Ribbon will not be given unless entry merits it
  7. One entry per lot, per exhibitor
  8.   All fresh flowers must have foliage attached

Some Helpful Hints for Conditioning Your Flowers

Gather flowers when it is cool, usually early in the morning or late in the evening. Place stems immediately in warm water. Set container in

a cool place. Use a sharp knife and cut stems on slant. Crush woody stems (chrysanthemums, Roses, etc.) for at least 2 inches. Remove foliage for arrangements that will be below the water line. Dahlias can either be singed with a flame, or place the end of the stem in boiling water for no more than 30 seconds (protect the bloom with a collar of

paper). Then place in cool water. Annuals such as marigolds and asters

require only immediate submersion in warm water. Gladiolus, snapdragons and larkspur stalks should be cut when approximately half of the lower blossoms are open.


Bloom –‐ An individual flower, one bloom to a stem, such as a pansy.

Specimen –‐ A single bloom stalk, such as zinnia

Spray –‐ A portion of a plant with a number of flowers on one stem, such as a petunia

Spike –‐ A stalk carrying many stem–less or nearly stem–less flowers, such as gladiola

Stalk –‐ Stiff stem, which may branch with one or more flowers, such as


Double –‐ More than one row of petals

Premiums for Open Class flowers

1st Place              $4.00

2nd Place              $2.00

3rd Place              $1.00

Class #

1700      Aster, Single, 1 stem

1701      Aster, Powder Puff, 1 stem

1702      Aster, Perennial (Michaelmas Daisy), 1 stem

1703      Begonia, Tuberous, Double, 1 bloom, foliage and bud, floated

1704      Begonia, Picotee, 1 bloom, foliage and bud, floated

1705      Begonia, Fibrous, 1 stalk

1706    Calendula –‐ 3 stems

1707    Cosmos –‐ 3 sprays

1708      Chrysanthemum, Large Flowered, 1 stem

1709      Chrysanthemum, Button

1710      Chrysanthemum, Cushion, 1 cluster

1711      Chrysanthemum, Other

1712      Daisy, Single 3 stems with foliage

1713      Daisy, Shasta 3 stems 3 stems with foliage

1714      Daisy, Double Gloriosa 3 stems with foliage

1715      Daisy, Single Gloriosa 3 stems with foliage

1716      Daisy, Cone Flower 3 stems with foliage

1717      dELPHINIUM –‐ 1 stalk

1718      Dianthus, Single 3 stems

1719      Dianthus, Double 3 stems

1720      Dianthus, Carnation, garden variety 3 stems

1721      Dahlia, Decorative, 8” and over with foliage

1722      Dahlia, Decorative, 4’ to 8” with foliage

1723      Dahlia, Any other type, 1 bloom over 4” with foliage

1724      Dahlia, Miniature, 3 blossoms with foliage

1725      Dahlia, Pompom, 3 blossoms with foliage

1726      Dahlia, Bouquet, 5 varieties, 1 each color with foliage

1727      flowering Vines – 3 stems displayed with foliage attached

1728      Gladiolus, Large flowered, 1 stalk 1/3 open

1729      Gladiolus, Miniature, 1 stalk 1/3 open

1730      Gladiolus, Basket of mixed, 3 or more stalks 1/3 open

1731      Geraniums, Ivy Leaf 1 stalk

1732      Geraniums, Martha Washington 1 stalk

1733      Geraniums, Zonal 1 stalk

1734      Geraniums, Other 1 stalk

1735      Holly Hock, 3 short stalks with foliage

1736      Lilies, Oriental, 1 stem

1737      Lilies, Day 1 stem

1738      Lilies, Other 1 stem

1739      Marigold, French double 1 spray with foliage

1740      Marigold, French single 1 spray with foliage

1741      Marigold, African Double, 1 bloom with foliage

1742      Marigold, African single, 3 blooms with foliage

1743      Nasturtiums, Single, 3 stem with foliage

1744      Nasturtiums, Double, 3 stems with foliage

1745      Pansies –‐ 3 stems with foliage

1746      Petunia, Double, 2 sprays

1747      Petunia, Single, 3 sprays

1748      Phlox, Annual,

1749      Phlox, stems

1750      Phlox, Dwarf, 3 stems

1751      Phlox, Perennial, 1 stalk

1752      Roses, Hybrid Tea, 1 bloom with foliage

1753      Roses, Floribunda, 1 spray with foliage

1754      Roses, Climber, 1 bloom lateral with foliage

1755      Roses, Miniature Rose, 1 spray with foliage

1756      Roses, Collection, 5 blooms, 1 each color with foliage

1757      Snapdragons, One variety, 3 stalk

1758      Snapdragons, Mixed colors, 3 stalks

1759      Snapdragons, Dwarf, 3 stalks

1760      Sunflower, Largest –‐ one stem

1761      Sunflower, Bouquet small –‐ 3 stems with foliage

1762    Sweet Peas –‐ 3 stems with foliage

1763     Verbena 3 blooms with foliage

1764     Violas 3 stems with foliage

1765      Zinnia, Small flowered 4” and under 3 blooms same color with foliage

1766      Zinnia, Large flowered 4” and over 3 blooms same color with foliage

1767      Zinnia, Collection large zinnias, 3 blooms one each color with foliage

1768      Zinnia, Collection small zinnias, 3 blooms one each color with foliage

1769    Any other worthy horticultural exhibit

1770      Display of Cut flowers, Giant flowered, 4” and over, 3 blooms

1771      Display of Cut Flowers, Small flowered, 4” and under, 3 blooms

1772      Display of Cut Flowers, Any other, 2” to 4”, 3 blooms

1773      Shrubs, Berried, 1 branch

1774      Shrubs, Flowered, 1 branch

1775      Non-Flowering, potted plants, Fern

1776      Non-Flowering, potted plants, Philodendron

1777      Non-Flowering, potted plants, Swedish Ivy

1778      Non-Flowering, potted plants, Piggy Back

1779      Non-Flowering, potted plants, Coleus

1780      Non-Flowering, potted plants, Wandering Jew

1781      Non-Flowering, potted plants, Ivy

1782      Non-Flowering, potted plants, Other

1783      Flowering, potted plants, African Violet, single

1784      Flowering, potted plants, African Violet, double

1785      Flowering, potted plants, African Violet, miniature

1786      Flowering, potted plants, Geraniums

1787      Flowering, potted plants, Spider

1788      Flowering, potted plants, Other

1789      Miscellaneous, Dish garden

1790      Miscellaneous, Terrarium

1791      Miscellaneous, Hanging basket: Plant, Pot and Hanger will be judged together

1792      Miscellaneous, Plant grown in most unusual container

1793      Miscellaneous, Succulents: Jade plant, Hens & Chickens, etc.

1794      Cactus, Small variety, 4” or under diameter or height, 1 specimen

1795      Cactus, Large variety, 4” or larger diameter or height, 1 specimen

1796    Arrangements featuring grains grown in Sherman County

Grains must be at least half of content. Must be in place by 6:00 pm Wednesday.

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


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