Sherman County eNews #197


  1. Sherman County School District Communication Issue 13: School Construction Update

  2. Sherman County Fair Cattle Sorting Competition, Aug. 26

  3. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Training Begins, Sept. 13

  4. New Business,Second Hand Made, is now Open for Business in Wasco 

  5. Kids Craft Classes in time for the Sherman County Fair, Aug. 9 & 12

  6. Sherman County Fair Kitchen Products – Division J

1.Sherman County School District Communication Issue 13: School Construction Update

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2. Sherman County Fair Cattle Sorting Competition, Aug. 26


 3. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Training Begins, Sept. 13

children.cartoonColumbia Gorge CASA begins its Fall Volunteer Training on September 13th in Hood River. Columbia Gorge CASA is a local nonprofit that recruits, trains and supports community volunteers to advocate for kids who are in foster care in Sherman, Wasco and Hood River counties. The volunteer commitment is 7-10 hours per month. The training course is 5 weeks long and involves 3 hours of interactive, on-line training and 3 hours of weekly in-person training. After successfully completing the application process and training, a local Circuit Court Judge swears each volunteer into service as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. For more information call the CASA office at (541) 386-3468 or visit

 4. New Business, Second Hand Made, is now Open for Business in Wasco (Pinkerton) Jensen invites shoppers to stop by and see what she has to offer… gifts, cards,and treats of all kinds! Located on Clark Street between the Wasco Market and the Locust Tree Salon, Second Hand Made is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

The kitchen is newly licensed and Espressos and other favorite coffee drinks, fresh baked goodies, and baked goods to order will be offered. A daily lunch special will be coming in September!

For every $5 you spend, you will receive a ticket for a chance to win a special edition Crater Lake National Park Pendleton Blanket!  Drawing will be held on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.

5. Kids Craft Classes in time for the Sherman County Fair, Aug. 9 & 12

Kids Craft Classes

in time for the

Sherman County Fair!

Spaces limited, so call or stop by to reserve a spot!


(Next to Wasco Market)

Wasco, OR.



Recycled Art Projects:

August 9, 2016


9:00-11:00 am or 1:00-3:00 pm

Pre K-K (limit 4 per session)

Grades 1-2

Grades 3-4

At least 5 Fair-ready exhibits!


Wood Crafts Projects:

August 12, 2016


9:00-11:00 am or 1:00-3:00 pm

Grades 1-2

Grades 3-4

Grades 5-6

Parents: We have the fair entry forms ready to fill out with the list of projects. All you have to do is deliver the projects to the Open Class Pavilion at the fairgrounds on Wednesday, August 24th.

6. Sherman County Fair Kitchen Products – Division J


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 Kitchen Products 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.
  5. Entries must be made by 6:00 pm on Wednesday of Fair week and can be delivered Thursday morning by 8:15 before judging.  (They must be entered on Wednesday)


Special Notes and Rules

  1. Note: All canned goods must be in standard jars and lids (Kerr or Ball only), Labeled with ** Method of processing (water bath or pressure cooker)

** Length of processing time (water bath or pressure cooker)

** Date preserved

** Contents or recipe

  1. Paraffin is no longer acceptable.
  2. Judges have the option to open jars.
  3. Rings on jars must be clean and rust free.
  4. Please call the local extension office for the latest updated version of home canning regulations.
  5. Please make note of how items are ask to show up for their class. (plate of, wrapped, labels etc.)
  6. Dried foods will be displayed in standard glass jars. Half pint jars are suggested. Must be labeled with variety. One half cup or more required.

Judging Criteria for baked goods and preserved foods:

Appearance, Texture/Consistency, Flavor, Pack appearance & Product quality

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 Open Class kitchen products

1st Place              $4.00

2nd Place              $2.00

3rd Place              $1.00

Special Awards for the Kitchen Division

  1. Canned Fruit Cash  Bonus Prize of $15.00  (instead of   20 #  of sugar)

   ~~ this awarded to the “Best” of all fruit exhibited~~

  1. Jam or Jelly Cash Bonus Prize of $15.00   (instead of  20#  of sugar)

   ~~this is awarded for the jar judged “Best” jam or jelly~~


  1. Sherman County Pie Contest, any flavor 1st place $50.00, 2nd $25.00
  2. Sherman County Chocolate Cake Contest 1st place $40.00 , 2nd $ 20.00


Canned Fruits

For low sugar please add a “ls” behind the class number


Note: All canned goods must be in standard jars and lids (Kerr or Ball only), Labeled with contents, processing time, processing type on all jars.   Judges may open jars.

Class #

200        Apricots

201        Blackberries

202        Cherries, any variety

203        Berries, any Variety

204        Peaches

205        Pears

206        Plums

207        Prunes

208        Rhubarb

209        Applesauce

210        Juices

211        Pie filling, any flavor

2118      Other


Canned Vegetables & meats

212        Asparagus

213        Carrots

214        Corn

215        Green Beans

216        Peas

217        Beets

218        Tomatoes

219        Soup, any flavor

220        Kraut

221        Juice, any flavor

222        Other



223        Beef

224        Chicken

225        Fish

226        Pork

227        Elk

228        Deer (Venison)

229        Mincemeat

230        Smoked Fish

231        Other














.             Prune


Boysen or Young



Marion berry

Mixed berry




232  Jelly


233   Jam


234  Butters


235  Freezer Jam


236  Low Sugar jam or jelly



237        Dill

238        Beet

239        Bread & Butter

240        Fruit

241        Sweet

242        Zucchini

243        Carrot

244        Mustard

245        Dilly Bean

246        Garlic

247        Other


Relishes and Sauces

248        Catsup

249        Chili Sauce

250        Spaghetti

251        Zucchini

252        Tomato

253        Salsa

254        Other


Miscellaneous Homemade

255        Soap

256        Cottage cheese

257        Wine

258        Beer

259        Other


Dried Fruit

Dried foods will be displayed in standard glass jars. Half pint jars are suggested. Must be labeled with variety. One half cup or more required.

Class #

260        Apples

261        Apricots

262        Pears

263        Prunes

264        Cherries

265        Peaches

266        Banana

267        Grapes

268        Other



Dried Vegetables

269        Peppers

270        Onions

271        Zucchini

272        Corn

273        Peas

274        Carrot

275        Dried Beans, any variety

276        Other


Dried Herbs

277        Chives

278        Parsley

279        Dill

2791     Dill weed

280        Sage

281        Basil

282        Celery Seed

283        Coriander

284        Mint

285        Oregano

286        Lavender

287        Other


Bread and Rolls — wrapped in plastic

288        Bread, White, Yeast (1 loaf)

289        Bread, Sourdough, (1 loaf)

290        Bread, Whole wheat (1 loaf)

291        Bread, Rye (1 loaf)

292        Bread, French (1 loaf)

293        Bread, Banana, (1 loaf)

294        Bread, Zucchini (1 loaf)

295        Cinnamon rolls (plate of 4)

296        Raised rolls (plate of 4)

297        Sweet rolls (plate of 4)

298        Muffins, any variety (plate of 4)

299        Doughnuts (plate of 4)

300        Bread, Bread Machine (1 loaf)

301        Other


Cakes, Can submit 1/2 of cake If you prefer — wrapped in plastic

Please bring cakes on cardboard or board covered with foil, no plates.   NOTE:  Class #             “308”  judged entirely on decoration and attractiveness. “Dummies” may be used in this   class also this class you must bring whole cake.

302        Cake, Sponge

303        Cake, layer

304        Cake, Spice

305        Cake, Angel Food

306        Cake, Chiffon

307        Cake, Cupcakes (plate of 4)

308        Cake, Decorated *** please bring whole cake ***

309        Cake, Pound

310        Cake, Jelly Roll

311        Cake, Cheesecake

312        Cake, Carrot Cake

313        Cake, Other

3138     Chocolate Cake Contest, Sherman Co. residents only

** Premiums 1st Place $40.00  2nd  Place $20.00  ~~ judged by the fair board, on appearance             &  taste


Cookies – plate of 6, wrapped in plastic

314        Cookie, Bar

315        Cookie, Brownie

316        Cookie, Refrigerator

317        Cookie, Unbaked

318        Cookie, Filled

319        Cookie, Chocolate Chip

320        Cookie, Oatmeal

321        Cookie, Peanut Butter

322        Cookie, Snicker Doodle

323        Cookie, Sugar

324        Cookie, Cut Out, Frosted sugar

325        Other


Pies   bring whole pie covered In plactic wrap

326        Pie, Single Crust, any flavor

327        Pie, Double Crust, any flavor

328        Pie, Other

329            Pie, Sherman County Pie Contest, Any Flavor

Sherman County Residents Only

  **Premiums 1st Place $50.00 2nd Place $25.00

Pies will be judged by the Sherman County Fair Board, on appearance and taste.


Candy – plate of 6 pieces, wrapped in plastic

330        Candy, Fudge

331        Candy, Divinity

332        Candy, Caramels

333        Candy, Fruit

334        Candy, Taffy

335        Candy, Chocolate coated

336        Candy, Brittle (Nut)

337        Candy, Peanut Butter Fudge

338        Candy, Toffee

339        Candy, Nuts, spiced or glazed

340        Other

Sherman County Fair

Open Class Entry Form


Name: ______________________________________________________


Mailing Address:  _____________________________________________




(Complete mailing address, please)


Division Class #          Description of item