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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