Sherman County Prayer Meeting in Rufus, Aug. 3
Sherman County Prevention Program Meeting, Aug. 15
Farm Bureau Calendar Seeks Photos of Oregon Agriculture
Pauline Mary Wells 1927-2016
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum Honored as a “Top 10 True Western Museum of 2016” by True West Magazine
Sherman County Fair: Flowers – Division F
Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
1.Sherman County Prayer Meeting in Rufus, Aug. 3
Hello 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
Through 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, upload them to OFB’s dropbox at www.hightail.com/u/OregonFarmBureau, 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 www.oregonfb.org/calendar.
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 email@example.com, 503.399.1701.
4. Pauline Mary Wells 1927-2016
Pauline 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:
- Autry National Center of the American West, Los Angeles, California
- Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, Duncan, Oklahoma
- Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, The Dalles, Oregon
- Yakama Nation Museum and Cultural Heritage Center, Toppenish, Washington
- Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Days of ’76 Museum, Deadwood, South Dakota
- Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, Houston, Texas
- Cody Firearms Museum, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming
- Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas
- 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 http://www.twmag.com 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 www.gorgediscovery.org. ~ True West magazine on newsstands August 09, 2016, twmag.com or 888-687-1881.
6. Sherman County Fair: Flowers – Division F
FLOWERS — DIVISON F
Read carefully the general rules in the front of the Premium Book and on our web page
- No Entry fees for this division
- Entries will be accepted until 6:00 pm on Wednesday, August 24, 2016
- Entries for the Flower Division are made in the Open Class building, located under the main grandstands.
- Entry form follows this section and can also be found on our website on the forms tab.
- Junior Class just add the letter “J” behind the class number. You are junior if you are in the grades of 9-12.
- 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.
- NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED.
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.
- All cut flowers must have been grown by the exhibitor.
- All plants must have been grown in container, and in possession for at least 60 days before opening of Fair.
- The Fair Board will not be responsible for any plants or container, but will use a great care for the preservation.
- 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:
- Perfection of form, bloom and texture
- Depth and purity of color
- Condition of Flower
- Size, according to type
- Foliage consideration being equal, preference will be given to new and liner varieties in each class.
- Ribbon will not be given unless entry merits it
- One entry per lot, per exhibitor
- 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
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
The Oregon Encyclopedia http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/
Why the Establishment Can’t Grasp the Nature of Islam http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/08/why_the_establishment_cant_grasp_the_nature_of_islam_.html
The 8th Century Battle of Tours http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/battleswarsto1000/p/tours.htm
Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Terrorism, War, Nation States http://thegorkabriefing.com/
Trump’s Leadership Style in Alinskyan Perspective http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/08/trumps_leadership_style_in_alinskyan_perspective.html
Commentary. Dick Morris: Bill Clinton Lied in Democrat National Convention speech, says Dick Morris, former Senior Political Advisor to President Clinton. More in Dick’s new book, ARMAGEDDON. https://www.facebook.com/dickmorriscom/videos/vb.8057684437/10154398092154438/?type=2&theater
A Free People Erasing Their Own Freedoms http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/08/a_free_people_erasing_their_own_freedoms.html
DHS grants ‘temporary protected status’ to keep 8000 Syrians in USA http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/08/dhs_grants_temporary_protected_status_to_keep_8000_syrians_in_usa.html
Huge Increase in Girls Victimized by Genital Mutilation in U.S. http://freebeacon.com/issues/huge-increase-girls-victimized-genital-mutilation-u-s/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=465b8c3555-WFB_Morning_Beacon_8_02_168_1_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-465b8c3555-46051417
Commentary. Thomas Sowell: The Political Picture http://freedomsback.com/thomas-sowell/the-political-picture/