Sherman County eNews #201

CONTENT

  1. P.S. Sherman County Friday Classifieds (new)

  2. NOTICE – Sherman County School District Regular Board Meeting, Aug. 8

  3. Oregon Freedom of Information Act – Public Records Law

  4. Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program Awards Century Status to 6 Farms & Ranches and 5 Sesquicentennial Farms in 2016

  5. Sherman County Fair Table Setting/Decorating Contest

  6. Sherman County Historical Museum’s Artist Series for August  


 1. P.S. Sherman County Friday Classifieds (new)

HELP WANTED. Need 2 strong and careful bodies to move a small sofa bed in Wasco. Will be moving the sofa bed from backyard apartment into house and up a stairway. The stairway is too narrow, so sofa bed will need to be carried above railing while avoiding walls and ceiling fixture. The sofa bed will also need to go through a few doorways, probably on its side. Shouldn’t take more than 1/2 hour. $20/per person. Contact Dave at 503-341-4450 or wascodave@gmail.com 8/12

LADDER FOR SALE OR TRADE. 14′ aluminum tripod orchard ladder. $40 or will trade for 8′ or 10′ aluminum orchard ladder. Located in Wasco. Contact Dave at 503-341-4450 or wascodave@gmail.com 9/9

MONTANA SILVERSMITH SUMMER SALE. Summer Sale on all Montana Silversmith jewelry including new arrivals! Items are 20% to 40% off!! Come by Morrow County Grain Growers in Wasco and get some new Bling for back to school, a gift for someone or to wear to one of the many area county fairs and rodeos. MCGG has one of the biggest selections of Montana Silver items in the Columbia River area! 8/26

RESTAURANT SERVER. The Branding Iron in Moro, Oregon is looking for a part-time 18 year old server. Some Responsibilities include: Providing excellent customer service; Greeting customers and presenting menus; Taking and serving food and drink orders; Arranging table settings and maintaining a clean and tidy environment; Delivering checks and collecting payments. If interested please stop by the restaurant for an application or call (541) 565-0562.  8/19

GORGE VISTA SUBDIVISION. Gorge Vista subdivision has 16 lots available for sale. 3 lots are already sold and 2 sale pending. The lots range in size from .15 acre to .24 acres; prices range from $25K-$35K. There are a few lots with Columbia River views. Sherman County has a land home package loan assistance available to qualified buyers. https://www.facebook.com/GorgeVista/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel. Contact Cheri Belander, Owner/Or. Principal Broker, Cheri Belander Real Estate, 802 W 6th St., The Dalles, Or. 97058 & 1301 12th St., Hood River, Or. 97031 & 541-806-5424.

NOTE. Please submit classified ads by using the Submit News page. Sherman County eNews publishes free Classifieds on Fridays, deadline Wednesday at 5. Include who, what, where, when, how, why… and, the final Friday date for posting your ad (shown by the date at the end of the ad), contact information, under 50 words if possible, and limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome.  Friday Classifieds are a great place for thank you, commendation and congratulatory notes.


2. NOTICE – Sherman County School District Regular Board Meeting, Aug. 8

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3. Oregon Freedom of Information Act – Public Records Law

Oregon.Flat.poleThe Oregon Public Records Law, first enacted in 1973, is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to public records of government bodies at all levels. The ORS 192.410(4)(a) says that a public record includes any writing that contains information that relates to the conduct of the public’s business, is prepared, owned, used or maintained by a public body regardless of physical form or characteristics. If a record (a) does not relate to the conduct of the public’s business and (b) is contained on a privately owned computer,” then it is not a public record as defined in the law.

Anyone can request public records and a statement of purpose is not required. There are no restrictions on the use of records nor is there a specified time limit for responses.

http://www.nfoic.org/oregon-foia-laws


4. Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program Awards Century Status to 6 Farms & Ranches and 5 Sesquicentennial Farms in 2016

farm.windmill(Salem, OR) — At the annual awards ceremony at the Oregon State Fair, families from across the state will receive recognition for operating as Century or Sesquicentennial (150-year) Farm or Ranch.

The 2016 ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 11:00 am at the Oregon State Fair in the Picnic Grove Boots N’ Brew Area. Please join us for this special event that celebrates Oregon’s agricultural heritage.

Six farms and ranches from six different counties will be honored this year as Century Farms or Ranches and five farms from four different counties reached Sesquicentennial status, bringing the total number of Oregon Century Farms and Ranches to 1,181 & Sesquicentennial to 38.

The Century farm and ranch families being honored in 2016 are: Mel & Linda Omeg, Omeg Family Orchards: Wasco County; Doris Alley, Alley Ranch: Sherman County; Carman Ranch LLC, Carman Ranch: Wallowa County; Lois Mills, M Christensen Family Farm: Yamhill County; David Grossen, Peter Fred Grossen Farm: Washington County; Kenneth & Earl Davenport, Alder Glade Farm: Marion County. (See narratives below)

The Sesquicentennial Award program began in 2008 in honor of Oregon’s 150th birthday celebration. Sesquicentennial awards recognize Oregon families who have continuously farmed portions of their original family acreage for 150 years or more. Thirty-eight families have now received this prestigious sesquicentennial award.

The families being honored this year are Carolyn Colson, Mosby Century Farm: Lane County; Louise Cox/Smith L. Cox, Jesse & Ruby Looney Farm: Marion County; Thomas and Zan Ewing, Maple Hill Farm: Marion County; Gordon Zimmerman, Gordon Zimmerman Farm: Yamhill County; Floyd & Betty Jo Smith, Smith Bros Farms, LLC: Linn County. (See narratives below)

Every Oregon farm and ranch has a unique history and special family story. The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch program encourages agriculture families to share, with a broader audience, these stories. By promoting family stories, rich cultural heritage is passed down to future generations while educating Oregonians about the social and economic impact of Oregon agriculture.

The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program began in 1958 to honor farm and ranch families with century-long connections to the land. To qualify for a century or sesquicentennial award, interested families must follow a formal application process. Members of the Application Review Committee review each application against the qualifications, which include continuous family operation of the farm or ranch; a gross income from farm use of not less than $1,000 per year for at least three years out of five prior to application; and family members must live on or actively manage the farm or ranch activities. Application documentation may include photos, original deeds, personal stories, or other historic records. These records help support Oregon’s agricultural history by providing valuable information about settlement patterns or statistics on livestock and crop cycles. All documents are archived for public access.

Award winners receive a certificate signed by the Governor and Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Historic roadside signs are imprinted with the founder’s name and the year the ranch or farm was established.

The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program is administered by the Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation for Education. It is supported by a partnership among the Oregon Farm Bureau, the State Historic Preservation Office, OSU University Archives, and by generous donations of Oregonians.

For information about the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program, contact Andréa Kuenzi, Program Coordinator, at 503-400-7884 or cfr@oregonfb.org. The application deadline for 2017 is May 1. For more information about the program, visit www.oregonfb.org/centuryfarm


5. Sherman County Fair Table Setting/Decorating Contest

Table Setting/Decorating Contest

A new contest 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

 

 

 JUDGING CRITERIA

TABLEWARE – 20 POINTS

  • Is the choice of plats, glassware and silverware appropriate for the chosen menu?
  • Is each place setting correctly set to match the menu as served?

TABLE DECORATIONS – 30 POINTS

  • Is the choice of table covering (tablecloth, runner, place mat, etc.) appropriate for the theme?
  • Is the chosen napkin appropriate for the setting?
  • Are all displayed items clean and items pressed?
  • Is the centerpiece appropriate (color, occasion, visible to all diners) for the theme?
  • If place cards are used are they neatly printed or typed, placed correctly and appropriate to the theme?

MENU – 30 POINTS

  • Is the menu appropriate for the chosen theme?
  • Are the courses listed in the correct order as served? (if appropriate)
  • Is the menu neatly written or typed? Spelling errors?
  • Is it large enough to be easily read and displayed for easy viewing?
  • Are the food choices suitable for the occasion and theme?
  • Is the type and variety of foods to be served complement each other?

APPEARANCE – 20 POINTS

  • Does the table setting show functionality, originality and creativity?
  • Is the overall effect pleasing to the eye?

 


6. Sherman County Historical Museum’s Artist Series for August

100_5494Moro, OR — The Sherman County Historical Museum’s Artist Series for August features local artist Carole Thompson Peake along with a collection of paintings by Loleta Martin, Carole’s mother.  Their display at the museum is a moving tribute to one of Sherman County‘s famous citizens who created landscape and flower paintings in oils and watercolors found in homes and galleries world-wide. The art world knew Loleta by her pen name, Miller Smith, the name she used on her paintings. During that time, it was thought the masculine name would promote marketing and position her as a serious artist. Miller was her maiden name; Smith was her married name during most of the time she painted professionally. She finished her artistic career as the wife of the long time Sherman County farmer Donald Martin.

One of Loleta’s most enthusiastic students was her own daughter, Carole Thompson Peake.  Carole currently lives in Sherman County with her husband Del and they love to travel, volunteer and spend time with their families.  Carole attended almost every class her mother offered. Inspired by her mother’s example, Carole also demonstrated amazing art talent and she continued her development as an artist through classes with Jeff Stuart in The Dalles, Oregon, which resulted in Carole’s work being displayed at the Portland Airport.

Born and raised in Portland, Loleta began painting when she was 10 years old. Under the tutelage of her two uncles, one a professional artist, the other a stained glass designer, she showed amazing talent with brush and palette knife for one so young. More intensive four year study was completed at the Pasadena School of Fine Arts, working in a wide range of styles from realistic to contemporary modern art. Forde Dann, teacher and art critic, and Robert Frame, professor at Otis Art Institute, were among those who contributed in shaping the talent of this fine artist.

Loleta married Frank Smith of Portland in 1930 and in the 1940s they moved to Sherman County where they operated Poplar Grove, a restaurant and service station, while their children Bill and Carole were growing up. In 1945, they built and operated a motel near Maryhill Ferry Slip on the Oregon side of the Columbia River between Biggs and Rufus. Following the sale of the motel in 1950, the Smiths were visiting in California and decided to buy an interior decorating store where Loleta’s artistic expertise could be utilized. Loleta helped customers choose colors and finish their homes with harmonious draperies and upholsteries. For some, she did custom paintings to accent and enhance their furnishings.

After having her paintings shown in various galleries, Loleta was approached by Lucy Nimitz, wife of the World War II Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, who had seen the paintings, and been so attracted by their brilliance and colors that she asked to be her agent. This was a special honor because Lucy Nimitz was one of the best known art dealers in southern California. Known as Luart Incorporated, Lucy Nimitz was Loleta’s agent for 15years and placed her paintings in numerous California galleries. As a result, Loleta won contracts for reproductions of many of her flower pictures, art calendars, and greeting cards. Subsequent contracts included an extensive watercolor series for a new building in New York City.

The recipient of many awards, Miller Smith’s work has enjoyed impressive museum acceptance in her native state of Oregon and the galleries of California. Her oil paintings are best known for their brilliant, vibrant colors and palette knife induced texture that has received enthusiastic acclaim among art lovers and private collectors.

Loleta and Frank Smith returned to Oregon in 1972, moving to Moro to be near their daughter Carole Thompson and their four grandchildren. After Frank’s death in 1976, Loleta shared her talent and passion for art through teaching others. She reached out to inspire more than 75 local people to enjoy and express themselves by painting in oils. Her belief was that anyone could learn to paint.

In 1978, Loleta married Sherman County farmer, Don Martin. Don encouraged her work by taking her on trips to many places where she would either paint on site or bring home photographs of beautiful landscape scenes she would paint at home.

Loleta passed away in 1985 at the age of 75, a well-loved wife, mother and grandmother. Her legacy continues through the generations as Loleta’s daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren demonstrate their passion for art. Her family as well as her many students are grateful for the gifts Loleta left them; the wonderful paintings displaying the beauty of color, values, shadow, texture and light, and a deep appreciation for all the color nature provides.

Please visit the Sherman County Historical Museum to see Carole and Loleta’s wonderful artwork.  There is no charge for this exhibit which is on display in the lobby for the month of August.  The award-winning Museum in Moro is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through October.

The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon.  For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: www.shermanmuseum.org


 

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Sherman County eNews #200

CONTENT

  1. Strengthening Families Program for Parents, Mondays Sept. 26-Nov. 14

  2. Sherman County Ambulance & Moro Fire Dept. July Activity Reports

  3. GMO Food Labeling Bill Signed into Law

  4. Sherman County Fair Photography – Division M

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


1.Strengthening Families Program for Parents, Mondays Sept. 26-Nov. 14

 

 Strenghtening Families flyer NEW_Page_1

Strengthening Families sessions


2. Sherman County Ambulance & Moro Fire Dept. July Activity Reports

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Sherman County Ambulance

July 2016 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
7-06 12:53 PM Welfare Check Rufus
7-09 2:24 PM Unknown Illness Rufus
7-11 1:05 AM Heart Problems Wasco
7-11 7:52 PM Blood in Urine Moro
7-12 1:07 PM Motor Vehicle Crash – Multiple Patients US 97  MP# 7
7-14 6:51 PM Breathing Problem Moro
7-15 2:38 AM Diabetic Issue Wasco
7-17 4:07 PM Motor Vehicle Crash – Rollover US 97  MP# 36
7-17 11:47 PM Abdominal Pain Moro
7-19 11:06 AM Stroke Grass Valley
7/23 1:58 AM Cardiac Issues Rufus
7/23 12:48 PM Heat Exhaustion Deschutes Bike Trail

Moro Fire Department

July 2016 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
7-01 11:50 AM Water Tender for Celilo Fire Standby Celilo Village
7-04 1:10 PM Vehicle Fire Moore Land & Erskine
7-12 12:30 PM Grass Fire – Mutual Aid I-84  MP# 131
7-12 1:09 PM Multi Vehicle Crash US 97  MP# 7
7-23 7:12 PM Grass Fire Hwy 206  MP# 14 

3. GMO Food Labeling Bill Signed into Law

President Barack Obama signed the GMO food labeling bill on July 29, 2016. This historic bill will require the mandatory labeling of food that contains genetic engineering. The legislation gives food producers the option to either label their products with wording or a symbol, or to provide a smart phone accessible digital QR code that when scanned, discloses information concerning whether the food contains ingredients made with biotechnology. The newly signed law will preempt a potential patchwork of state-based GMO labeling laws that could have caused chaos in the national food manufacturing and distribution system. With the President’s signature, the next step will be implementation of a national labeling system by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


4. Sherman County Fair Photography – Division M

camera.handheldPHOTOGRAPHY – DIVISION M

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

Age Groups are as follows and determined by grade just finished

J1–   K-4th;

J2-   5th-8th;

J3–   9th-12th

A –   Adult

 

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 Photography 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 and delivered upon entry

 

Note: All photos must have protective covering (plastic or glass). Digital and conventional photos will be judged in the same class.

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 Photography

1st Place              $4.00

2nd Place              $2.00

3rd Place              $1.00

 

Please put class number, followed by lot letter, and then age

COLORED CLASSES;

801        Snapshot

802        Enlargements

803        Panorama

804        Sequence

805        Album Page

806        Whole Album

807        Themed Album

 

BLACK & WHITE CLASSES:

808        Snapshot

809        Enlargements

810        Panorama

811        Sequence

812        Album Page

813        Whole Album

814        Themed Album

 

Lot: (for classes 801-805 and 808 – 812)

  1. Scenery
  2. People/Children
  3. Portraiture
  4. Animals
  5. Flowers
  6. Sports
  7. Architectural
  8. Mechanical
  9. Still Life
  10. Sunrise/Sunset
  11. Golden Grain
  12. Special Events (vacations, birthdays, etc)
  13. Special Effects (different lens, or changing of photo medium)
  14. Theme of Fair
  15. Other

 


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

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Fiddler On The Roof – If I Were A Rich Man [With Lyrics]  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl7BVr36bbs&feature=youtu.be

Opinion. The too-high price of green power http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/08/facts_are_stubborn_things_opin.html

Breitbart News http://www.breitbart.com/

“A Slow Genocide of the People”: Uranium Mining Leaves Toxic Nuclear Legacy on Indigenous Land http://www.democracynow.org/2014/3/14/a_slow_genocide_of_the_people

Creeping Sharia in Health Care  http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/07/creeping_sharia_in_health_care_.html

Watch “Clinton Cash” movie here:  http://www.breitbart.com/clinton-cash-movie/


 

Sherman County eNews #199

CONTENT

  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar


 1. Classifieds (new or corrected)

Please submit classified ads by using the Submit News page. Sherman County eNews publishes free Classifieds on Fridays, deadline Wednesday at 5. Include who, what, where, when, how, why… and, the final Friday date for posting your ad (shown by the date at the end of the ad), contact information, under 50 words if possible, and limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome. Friday Classifieds are a great place for thank you, commendation and congratulatory notes.

THANK YOU NOTES, COMMENDATIONS & CONGRATULATIONS:

 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

4-H clover1“THEME BASKETS FOR 4-H LEADERS’ BASKET RAFFLE FUND-RAISER. Want to help 4-H kids and counselors with the costs of camp? Want to contribute to a great fund-raiser while having fun shopping and putting together a great gift basket? Think of a great theme… a school, a sport, an activity, a hobby … and put together a selection of items, all in a basket. Drop it off at the Extension Office by August 15th so we can get it wrapped in time for fair. Baskets will be on display in the 4-H pavilion during the fair. Winners are announced Saturday during the 4-H awards.” ~ Oregon State University – Sherman County Extension 4-H Newsletter, July 2016.          8/12

EMPLOYMENT:

RETAIL CLERK/WAREHOUSE WORKER. Mid Columbia Producers is seeking applicants to join our team as a full time retail clerk/warehouse worker. This position will be based out of Wasco, Oregon but may require days worked at our other locations including The Dalles and Goldendale, Washington on occasion.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Cashier-Process customer orders
  • Maintenance of the facilities
  • Sell products and provide product information
  • Carry out and load farm store merchandise
  • Stock Farm Store with merchandise warehoused or stored in the lot or warehouse
  • Clean and rearrange merchandise as needed
  • Open and close store, lot and warehouse areas
  • Pick up orders from vendors
  • Deliver merchandise to Farm Store customers
  • Load and unload bales of straw, hay and feed

Requirements:

  • Lift, carry, push, or pull objects up to approximately 100 lbs.
  • Must possess basic computer knowledge and be able to navigate with little assistance
  • Must be able to accommodate a varying work schedule
  • Operate with initiative, commitment, strong work ethic & sense of urgency
  • Accurate and comfortable with math and currency
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Must be able to operate a vehicle with a GVW of 10,000 lbs. or more, with or without a trailer in tow
  • Will be required to work in all weather conditions

Schedule: Schedule varies, store hours of operation will be Monday – Saturday 7:30 – 5:30. Shifts are assigned as deemed necessary.

Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical, drug screen, background check and MVR. As a prominent agribusiness company, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Including health insurance premiums currently paid 100% for the employee and their dependents, dental, vision and Rx coverage, 401k with company match, robust profit sharing plan, paid vacation, sick, holidays, and more.

Applications are available for download at http://www.mcpcoop.com or be picked up at the main office in Moro. Please send cover letter, application and resume to:

Mid Columbia Producers Attn: Brittany Dark, PO Box 344, Moro, OR 97039.

PH: (541)565-2277 Fax: (503)536-6875 Brittany@mcpcoop.com

Closing date August 31, 2016 at 5 p.m. or until filled.

Mid Columbia Producers is an equal opportunity employer.

BANK TELLER. Bank of Eastern Oregon is now accepting applications for a Teller position at our Moro branch. Individual should have previous customer service experience and ability to work a 20-hour workweek schedule – Mon thru Friday. Competitive hourly wage and benefit package. To apply visit www.beobank.com.  Click on Human Resources, Career Opportunities. Successful candidate must pass pre-employment background, credit, and drug screenings. Application deadline: August 5, 2016 Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  8/5 

INTERNET INSTALLATION SUBCONTRACTOR(S). For a Sherman County resident. Seeking subcontractor(s) to install residential and commercial Internet connections. Basic knowledge of computer networking is necessary. Experience with satellite, cable or telephone installation is a bonus.   Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Install and configure (small) microwave radios, run cable, connect to client’s computer or home router. Provide paperwork to document installation, service, and repairs. Requirements: Valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Ability to work outside in small spaces and comfortable with (residential roof) heights. Contractor sets own hours but it may be necessary to work on a weekend in an emergency situation. Strong technical, customer service, verbal and written skills.  Laptop computer, small ladder, normal hand tools, and Ethernet crimper and cable tester needed.  Compensation is per job (installations) and per hour (difficult installations and service work). Contract employment for Sherman County residents.  Please email resume to:  resumes@arcticbay.com  0/0

FOR SALE:

GIFTS, COFFEE & TREATS AT SECOND HAND MADE. Second Hand Made is now open for business in Wasco. Stop by and see what we have to offer….gifts, cards,and treats of all kinds! Located on Clark Street between the Wasco Market and the Locust Tree Salon. Open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Our kitchen is newly licensed and we will be serving Espressos and other favorite coffee drinks, fresh baked goodies, and baked goods to order.  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. ~ Megan (Pinkerton) Jensen, Proprietor       8/12

LEAN-TO CAFÉ & GOOSE PIT SALOON. Full service deli, Friday clam chowder, steaks, Saturday night prime rib dinner, fresh desserts, pizza (here or to go), Oregon Lottery, Beer & Wine to Go, Catering, Daily Specials. Downtown Wasco with Kathy Neihart, Proprietor.    8/12 

DOING BUSINESS WITH LOCAL PEOPLE. Sherman County Agri-Business Directory. http://co.sherman.or.us/agri_business.asp. 0/0

HOME FOR SALE $80,000. Why Rent? Your mortgage payment may actually be less than rent in this tidy, well kept mfg home located at 101 Sixth Street in Moro, OR
Master Suite has walk in closet – Nice deck and beautiful yard. Covered parking and a good size shed for your tools and toys. Come Home to Moro, excellent schools, friendly neighbors and a great community. Please call Ruby Mason- 541-980-9104- with questions or for a personal tour. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. Windermere GTRE- 541-386-3444.  8/26

SERVICES: [home, personal, appliance, landscape, fencing, cleaning, maintenance, janitorial, computer, construction, sewing, repairs, transportation, media, preschool, day care]

SHERMAN COUNTY PRESCHOOL.  Attention Sherman County preschool families: The school year is sneaking up on us! If you are interested in your child attending preschool he/she must be 3-5 years old on September 1, 2016. We are filling up fast and want to make sure no one is left out, so please enroll ASAP! Before school starts we also need to know if you are interested in using transportation services and/or will be purchasing meals from the school district. To enroll or for more info please contact a Sherman County Preschool employee or phone message (541)565-3320, shermanpreschool@yahoo.com or call Carrie Somnis’ cell (541) 215-0974. 8/5

KIDS CRAFT CLASSES: RECYCLED ART PROJECTS in time for the Sherman County Fair, Aug. 9. Space is limited, so call or stop by to reserve a spot! $5.00. 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! 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. ~ Megan (Pinkerton) Jensen, SECOND HAND MADE (Next to Wasco Market), Wasco, OR. 541-980-0103    8/12

KIDS CRAFT CLASSES: WOOD CRAFT PROJECTS in time for the Sherman County Fair, Aug. 12. Space is limited, so call or stop by to reserve a spot! $7.00. 9:00-11:00 am or 1:00-3:00 pm. Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4 & Grades 5-6. At least 5 Fair-ready exhibits! 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. ~ Megan (Pinkerton) Jensen, SECOND HAND MADE (Next to Wasco Market), Wasco, OR. 541-980-0103                  8/12

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. Bob’s Ghost Town Safari Photography Workshop near Bickleton, Washington, September 10, 2016 – all day. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Fee paid in advance $100 per person (includes entrance fees, etc, except lunch). Lunch break in Bickleton. Call 541 296 2553 or cell at 541 350 4671 (no messages or texts on the cell). Robert (Bob) Davis, 2415 E. 12th, The Dalles, Oregon 97058.  ghosttownsafari@charter.net   bobs ghost town safari on Facebook  8/26

SHERMAN COUNTY FAIR COMMUNITY & COMMERCIAL BOOTHS. Applications are now available at shermancountyfairfun.com for the 2016 booth space, on the forms tab.  Booth space is limited, so please send in your completed form and payment by August 18th. Booth space is just $25.00 and is a great way to get your information out to the public.  For additional information, e-mail Beth at shermanctyfair@hotmail.com.  8/12

DOING BUSINESS WITH LOCAL PEOPLE. Sherman County Agri-Business Directory. http://co.sherman.or.us/agri_business.asp.

SHERMAN COUNTY BUSINESSES FREE MOBILE APP.  Sherman County businesses can now be found with your mobile phone! The John Day River Territory, a regional tourism marketing group representing Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler and Grant counties, has developed a mobile app through MyChamberApp that lists businesses and helps you map your way to them (information is listed under John Day River Territory in Oregon). To download this free App see http://co.sherman.or.us/agri_business.asp.  0/0

FAIR BOOK. 107th Sherman County Fair: Country Pride, County Wide! August 23-28! Get your Fair Book at a local business! 8/19

SHERMAN COUNTY AGRI-BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Sherman County businesses & services may be listed on the Sherman County website at www.co.sherman.or.us under agri-business by town. Please contact Sherman County Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us  0/0

NEWSPAPERS

 

FREE:

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENTS:

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Just Call!

Volunteer SmileSHERMAN COUNTY FAIR!

  1. Open Class Building, several volunteers to assist with entry check-in August 24 and exhibit display and ribbon placement August 25.
  2. Open Class Building, one person or teams of two, one-hour shifts, August 26, 27 & 28.
  3. One volunteer or a team of two to water plants on the fairgrounds during fair week, August 22-28.
  4. Up to 8 Ticket takers, Saturday evening, August 27 and Sunday afternoon August 28th; will not be handling any cash.
  5. Other opportunities before the county fair opens!
  6. Contact Beth at shermanctyfair@hotmail.com to let her know what you would like to do and when!

 

WANTED:

USDA CERTIFIED BEEF. The Sherman County Senior & Community Center would appreciate donations of USDA certified beef for the Senior Center meal programs (in-house and Meals on Wheels). 8/12

“THEME BASKETS FOR 4-H LEADERS’ BASKET RAFFLE FUND-RAISER. Want to help 4-H kids and counselors with the costs of camp? Want to contribute to a great fund-raiser while having fun shopping and putting together a great gift basket? Think of a great theme… a school, a sport, an activity, a hobby … and put together a selection of items, all in a basket. Drop it off at the Extension Office by August 15th so we can get it wrapped in time for fair. Baskets will be on display in the 4-H pavilion during the fair. Winners are announced Saturday during the 4-H awards.” ~ Oregon State University – Sherman County Extension 4-H Newsletter, July 2016.  8/12

SHERMAN COUNTY FAIR OPEN CLASS ENTRIES, NO FEE:

WHO? Any resident of the United States of any age (and who does not have a 4-H or FFA project) can enter the Open Class Divisions. Only Sherman County residents may enter some contests.

WHEN? On Wednesday, August 24th, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. bring your entries to the Sherman County Fairgrounds at 66147 Lonerock Road near Moro. Entry forms are in the fair book and at the Open Class Pavilion where volunteers will help you fill them out.

WHAT? You can enter just about anything: baked goods, wheat, ceramics, crocheting, dried fruits and herbs, veggies, fruit, flowers, hay, house plants, Legos, collections and much more!

HOW? Go to http://www.shermancountyfairfun.com, click on the “how & what to enter,” then click on each division for details and class information:

DIVISIONS:

  1. Flowers and Plants
  2. Grain and Hay
  3. Land Products (garden veggies and fruit)
  4. Kitchen Products (baked goods, canned foods, jams, candy)
  5. Clothing and Needlecraft (knitting, sewing, quilts)
  6. Arts, Crafts and Hobbies (ceramics, macramé, stained glass, leather craft, etc.)
  7. Photography
  8. Kids Corner. 8/19 

SHERMAN COUNTY BAKERS! The Sherman County Fair Board invites you to enter chocolate cakes and pies! Cash awards! See the Fair Book or http://www.shermancountyfairfun.com/special-contests.html for details. 8/19

LOCAL HOST FAMILIES for HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENTS

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.  ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience.   The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.  To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to www.host.asse.com to begin your host family application. Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today!  8/26

LOST OR FOUND: 

FOR RENT:


2. Calendar (new or corrected)

Country Pride, County Wide!

music-notesAUGUST

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum – Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series:        Loleta Miller Smith Martin’s Artwork

4-7 American Philatelic Society Stampshow in Portland

6-11 Wallowa County Fair, Enterprise

7 Raised Country Music Festival 1 Antelope, Oregon

         [Joni Harms 1; Paradise Rose Chuckwagon BBQ 2; Mud Springs Gospel Band 3;

         Susie McEntire 3:45]

9 North Central Public Health District Board Executive Committee Meeting, The Dalles

9 Kids Craft Classes at Second Hand Made in Wasco

9-11 Wheeler County Fair, Fossil

10-13 Crook County Fair, Prineville

10-13 Grant County Fair, John Day

11-13 Perseid Meteor Shower

12 Kids Craft Classes at Second Hand Made in Wasco

13 Presentation: Historic Gray Century Ranch 2 Moody-Rorick House, The Dalles

15 Sherman County Prevention Program 10-12 4-H Extension Office, Moro

17 Sherman County Court 9

17-20 Morrow County Fair, Heppner

18 Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility Board Meeting 1 NORCOR

18 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

18-19 Ag Drone Rodeo, Pendleton http://tinyurl.com/dronerodeo

18-21 Wasco County Fair, Tygh Valley

19 Hell Unleashed: Flood Basalts, Extinctions, & the Death of Dinosaurs 7 Discovery Center

22 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 11-1 The Dalles

23 4 Rivers El Hub 10-12 Burnet Extension & Research Center, Moro                                                       

balloons23-28 Sherman County Fair, Moro http://www.shermancountyfairfun.com

23 Sherman County Fair 4-H Horse Show 10

24 Sherman County Fair Open Class Entries 11-6

24 Sherman County Fair Dale Coles Classic Car show 3:30, awards 5

24 Sherman County Fair with OSU Benny the Beaver

24 Sherman County Fair 4-H Style Show 5:15

24 Sherman County Fair – Freddie Prez on the Main Stage 5:30

24 Sherman County Fair – BBQ Dinner with Paradise Rose 6

24 Sherman County Fair – Freddie Prez on the Main Stage 6:30

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H Poultry, Rabbit & Cavie Show 8

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Swine Market Judging 10

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Sheep Market Judging 11

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Goat Market Judging 12:30

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Beef Market Judging 2

25 Sherman County Fair Down on the Farm Chore Course 7

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H Home Economics Contests 8 4-H Pavilion

26 Sherman County Fair Open Class Horse Show 8:30-3

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Swine Showmanship (sr.-int.-jr.) 10

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Goat Showmanship 11

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Sheep Showmanship 1

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Beef Showmanship 2

26 Sherman County Fair Cattle Sorting Competition 7

27 Sherman County Fair Wellness Walk Downtown Moro 8

27 Sherman County Fair Parade Downtown Moro 9:15

27 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Grand Champion All-Around Showmanship 12

27 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Awards to follow Showmanship

27 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale 3

27 Sherman County Fair FFA Annual BBQ 5:30

27 Sherman County Fair Rodeo Royalty, Bull Riding 7:15 Arena

27 Sherman County Fair Dance with COUNTRYFIED 9:30-1 Arena

28 Sherman County Fair Cowboy Church

28 Sherman County Fair Demo Derby 1

30 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

 

SEPTEMBER

1-30 Sherman County Historical Museum – Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families 1-5

1-30 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Keith Blaylock Metal Art

3 Wasco School Centennial Celebration

5 Labor Day

6 Sherman County Weed District Board

7 Sherman County Court 9

7 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Kent Baptist Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

8 Sherman County Advisory Council 3-5 Sherman Public/School Library

10 Bob’s Ghost Town Safari Photography Workshop

11 Grandparents’ Day Free Admission, Sherman County Historical Museum 10-5

13 Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Training Begins

13 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

13 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

13 Sherman County Watershed Board Meeting 11:30 Burnet Building, Moro

15 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

21 Sherman County Court 9

22 First Day of Autumn

24 Oregon Gubernatorial Debate

 

OCTOBER

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Patti Moore’s Fiber Arts

3 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10 Rufus

5 Sherman County Court 9

5 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Wasco Church of Christ Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

15-16 Here & There Travel Fest, Oregon Convention Center

20 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

29 Sherman County Historical Museum Boots, Beer & Brats: Festival of Volunteers!

31 Sherman County Historical Museum closes for the season. Open by appointment November-April

31 Halloween

 

NOVEMBER

2 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Moro Presbyterian Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

6 Daylight Saving Time Ends

6 Sherman County Historical Society Fall Program 2

8 Election Day

11 Veterans Day

19 Max Nogle Dinner/Dance Celebrating the 100 year birthday of the Grass Valley Pavilion

24 Thanksgiving

 

DECEMBER

3  Sherman County Historical Museum Christmas Open House & Museum Store Sale

3  Sherman County Bazaar & Christmas Tree Sale

7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

7 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Wasco Methodist Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

21 First Day of Winter

24 Christmas Eve

25 Christmas

31 New Year’s Eve


 

Sherman County eNews #198

CONTENT

  1. Sherman County Court Notes, Aug. 3

  2. Sherman County Senior & Community Center Meal Prices to Increase, Sept. 1

  3. Free Psychological First Aid (PFA) Courses in The Dalles, Sept. 14

  4. Ag Drone Rodeo, Aug. 18-19

  5. 100th Anniversary of Happy Canyon pageant; Saddle Bronc Rider Jackson Sundown

  6. Sherman County Fair Land Products – Division H

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


1.Sherman County Court Notes, Aug. 3

~ By Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez

ShermanCoLogo(A brief summary of topics addressed – not official minutes. For details, please see the official approved minutes posted after the August 17 Court session on the Sherman County website at www.co.sherman.or.us)

The Sherman County Court met in regular session on August 3, 2016, and in conducting the business of the county,

  • met by phone with Marvin Pohl, Mid-Columbia Council of Governments, and Jan Byram, Senior Center Director, about the 2016 Senior Needs Assessment Survey; the purpose of the survey is to gain information about senior needs regarding housing, care giving, transportation, referrals, and more; the survey will help identify program needs; Jan expressed the concern that patrons may believe if they do not fill the survey out, they will no longer be eligible for meals; the survey is voluntary, and any questions may be skipped; when seniors fill out the survey, it is helpful in maintaining funding for current programs and allows for possible future funding options; the survey will be handed out; Jan informed the Court about the new hire for head cook; the Court approved the new hire for head cook pending passing a background check;
  • met with Dan Pehlke, City of Rufus Mayor, about downtown improvement funds; the funds are intended to improve the look of downtown in cities with a focus on businesses; if the program is successful, the Budget Committee may approve similar allocations in the future; currently, applications for the funds will go to the downtown improvement groups in each city and will then be taken to the city so the city can decide how to allocate the funds; the process for the best way to allocate the funds is still being explored; Dan explained Rufus doesn’t have a large downtown area and instead, Rufus collectively realizes an outdoor park would benefit the city; downtown improvement funds may be used as a match for grant dollars to support this project; the Court expressed a unified voice from the city about the use of the funds is the right approach; the park is in conceptual design and Rufus may apply for the funds next year; Jeff Holliday, Rufus City Administrator, gave a brief update about real estate sales at Gorge Vista and the Industrial Park;
  • heard concerns from Road Master Mark Coles about a raised crosswalk, a utility ditch, and the curb at the corner of the library on High School Loop; plowing snow will be difficult on the raised crosswalk, and the curb is close to the travel lane; the raised crosswalk will be used to slow traffic and will serve as a pedestrian crossing; when plowing, the crosswalk and/or the curb may sustain some damage from the grader; discussion was held about the possibility of markers to flag the curb’s location; the parking lot will be well lit; safety of students and pedestrians is priority, and the crosswalk creates a centralized corridor for pedestrians in an area with the least impact on traffic; the Road Department will adjust to using equipment in the new area with the understanding that some damage to the curb may occur and will be repaired; potential parking issues were discussed;
  • entered into executive session in accordance with ORS 192.660 (2) (i) Personnel;
  • approved a Declaration of Sherman County in Support of Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment and authorized Commissioner McCoy to sign pending approval by County counsel;
  • approved a Memorandum of Understanding between The Next Door, Inc. and Sherman County to provide parenting education classes and authorized Judge Thompson to sign;
  • approved an Intergovernmental Cooperative Agreement to Provide Administrative Staff to Serve as the Coordinator for the Sherman County Local Community Advisory Council (LCAC) between North Central Public Health District and Sherman County and authorized Judge Thompson to sign pending amending the LCAC Coordinator Services Summary to include a bullet for Other duties as assigned;
  • authorized payment of a monthly fee of $27.25 for the repeater on the Grain Tower to provide internet service to several Sherman County citizens, authorized moving the payment of the bill from James McCullough to Sherman County, and authorized Commissioner Smith to sign;
  • accepted a proposal from Rural Development Initiatives to provide two Fair Board training retreats for a cost of $2,500;
  • approved the County Application for Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs Funds for fiscal year 2016-2017 with a budget of $118,980 and authorized Judge Thompson to sign;
  • authorized changing the second phase of the fiber project to Grass Valley and the third phase of the fiber project to Rufus and authorized Judge Thompson to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between Sherman County and Frontier Telenet once approved by County counsel;
  • approved the expenditure of purchasing and repairing the Community Transit bus for preschool transportation;
  • discussed a thank you letter from Little Wheats, Inc., a long-range planning resident survey, workforce housing, and an update about internet at the library;
  • heard reports from Court members about regional board activities.

2. Sherman County Senior & Community Center Meal Prices to Increase, Sept. 1

dollar.bills2Sherman County Senior & Community Center, after 10 years of serving lunch with the same price schedule, will increase meal prices effective September 1, 2016.

The suggested donation price for those 60 and over will be $4.00, for those from 13-60 years of age $7.00 and for those under 12 $3.00.

This increase is caused by the continuing rise in the cost of food and labor in the market today. The Senior Center staff thanks you for your continued patronage and support.


3. Free Psychological First Aid (PFA) Courses in The Dalles, Sept. 14

Wasco County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and North Central Public Health District are pleased to offer FREE Psychological First Aid (PFA) courses in The Dalles on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016.

The morning course (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) is intended to prepare all first responders to provide basic care, comfort and support to people who are experiencing disaster-related stress, and recognize signs of stress in clients, co-workers and themselves. First responders will learn and apply psychological first aid principles in providing immediate support; obtain mental health support for yourself, co-workers and clients.

The link to register for the morning course is:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychological-first-aid-pfa-the-dalles-tickets-26595421622

The afternoon course (2 p.m. to 6 p.m.) is intended to teach community members to build their own resilience (ability to recover quickly after difficult times). If you are interested in learning to recognize stress and how to react to it, provide immediate support and introduce coping skill to members of your family/friends/neighbors, provide emotional support for one another in times of stress/crisis/disaster, and guidance on how and when to seek additional support and community resources, the link to Psychological First Aid and Resilience for Families, Friends and Neighbors is: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychological-first-aid-and-resilience-for-families-friends-neighbors-red-cross-the-dalles-tickets-26596910074

Both courses are taught by Red Cross Disaster Mental Health professionals and were made possible by Oregon Health Authority.

Location: Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, 1400 West 8th St., The Dalles, OR

You MUST register to attend. Class size is limited and registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Classes usually fill quickly, so register TODAY!

(For more information, please contact North Central Public Health District at (541) 506-2600 or visit us on the web at http://www.ncphd.org.)


4. Ag Drone Rodeo, Aug. 18-19

Register for the Pendleton Ag Drone Rodeo on August 18-19 to learn first-hand … This event is FREE to attend. Visit http://tinyurl.com/dronerodeo to RSVP today.


5. 100th Anniversary of Happy Canyon pageant; Saddle Bronc Rider Jackson Sundown

cowboy.rodeoA new exhibit at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, “Legend & Legacy: Jackson Sundown and Happy Canyon A Century Later”, opens Saturday, September 2, 2016, near Pendleton. Opening day is free to the public.

This year marks the official 100th anniversary of the Happy Canyon pageant, a nightly show presented during the Pendleton Round-Up each year. Roy Raley, the Pendleton Round-Up’s first president, believed that the community and visitors attending the Round-Up needed first-class community entertainment for their evenings. Working with local Tribal members and historians, Raley wrote the script for Happy Canyon, planned the scenery, and directed the first pageants. Today’s pageant begins with the portrayal of the early American Indian culture. Emigrants, seeking a new life, come to the frontier and soon the two cultures clash. Fighting breaks out, then peace comes and the scene changes to that of a wild frontier town. The show ends with a patriotic flourish that is unique and not seen anywhere else.

It is also the anniversary of the famous 1916 saddle bronc ride of Jackson Sundown for which he won the World Title in the Saddle Bronc Championship at the Pendleton Round-Up. Jackson, a well known horseman and a Nez Perce Tribal member, was a crowd favorite with his big sombrero and his hair in braids, tied under his chin held in place with a handkerchief, with bright colored shirt, and angora chaps. In 1911, Sundown made the Saddle Bronc Finals for the World Championship at the Pendleton Round-Up, which ended in controversy and protest. He competed against George Fletcher, an African American, and John Spain, a European American. In 1915, Sundown made the Saddle Bronc Finals for the World Championship at the Pendleton Round-Up, and again placed third. A friend paid his entry fee and convinced him to ride again in 1916 where he ultimately won the world championship over two European American cowboys.

The exhibition, created and curated by staff, historians, and collectors, includes artifacts, photos, and written stories. Visitors will learn about the history of the Happy Canyon Pageant and the Umatilla Confederated Tribes’ participation in its story and presentation as well as the championship ride of Jackson Sundown.

The exhibit will be open through October 29, 2016.


 6. Sherman County Fair Land Products – Division H

food.lettuceLAND PRODUCTS – DIVISION  H

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 Land 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.
  1. Entries must be made by 6:00 pm on Wednesday of Fair week and delivered at the time of entry.
  2. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED.
  3. Specific number of items to bring are listed after each item

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 land products

1st Place              $4.00

2nd Place              $2.00

3rd Place              $1.00

Class #

5001      Beans –‐ (4) (Green Bush, Pole, Wax)

5002      Beets, Table –‐ (4), trim to 2” tops

5003      Broccoli –‐ 2 heads or 3 side shoots, in water

5004      Cabbage, Green –‐ 1 head

5005      Cabbage, Red 1 head

5006      Carrots –‐ (4), trim tops to 2”

5007      Cauliflower –‐ 1 head

5008      Corn on cob, Sweet –‐ 4 ears

5009     Corn on cob, Other – 4 ears
PLEASE LEAVE SOME HUSK ON; CLERK WILL REMOVE JUST
BEFORE JUDGING

5010      Cucumbers, slicing –‐ (4)

5011     Cucumbers, Lemon – (4)

5012     Cucumbers, pickling – (4)

Herbs 3 stems, display in water

5013      Basil

5014      Chives (bunch approx. 1/2 inch diameter)

5015      Cilantro

5016      Dill (1 stem)

5017      Lavender – 3 stems with blooms and foliage attached

5018      Lemon Balm

5019      Marjoram

5020      Mint

5021      Oregano

5022      Parsley, Curly

5023      Parsley, Italian

5024      Rosemary

5025      Sage

5026      Tarragon

5027      Thyme

5028      Other

From the Garden

50291   Eggplant – (2) (Classic)

50292  Eggplant – (2) Oriental or Other)

5030      Garlic, Elephant ‐ (2)

5031      Garlic, Small garlic – (4)

5032      Kohlrabi – (2)

5033      Lettuce, Head – 1 head

5034      Lettuce, Leaf (with root, in water)

5035      Onions, Dry, (4)  (cured for storage) (Yellow, White, Red, Green)

5036     Onions, Walla Walla  (4)

5037     Leeks, (4)

5038      Parsnips –‐ (4)

5039      Peppers, Bell –‐ (2)  ( Green, Red, Yellow, Other)

5040     Peppers, Other  -(2) ( Jalapeno, Cayenne, Hot Wax, Banana, Other)

5041      Peas, Snap –‐ 12 pods

5042     Peas, Sugar pod –12 pods

5043      Pumpkins, Standard pie, Jack O’ Lantern —  (1)

5044     Pumpkins, Miniature, decorative (2”x3”),  (4)

5045      Squash, Patty Pan, (2)

5046      Squash, Yellow, (2)

5047      Squash, Zucchini (10” long max) (1)

5048      Squash, Other Summer Squash (2)

5049      Squash, Banana, (1)

5050      Squash, Butternut,( 2)

5051      Squash, Danish,( 2)

5052      Squash, Hubbard, (1)

5053      Squash, Spaghetti, (2)

5054      Squash. Other Winter Squash

5055      Tomatoes, Slicing, (4)  (can be green or ripe)

5056      Tomatoes, Cherry (10)

5057      Tomatoes, Pear, (10)

5058      Tomatoes, Roma, (4)

5059      Turnips –‐ (4)

5060      Potatoes, White, (4)

5061      Potatoes, Russet, (4)

5062      Potatoes, Red, (4)

5063      Potatoes, Yellow, (4)

5064      Potatoes, Other (4)

5065      Ground Cherries –‐ (10)

5066      Radishes , Red table, (4) with 2” tops

5067      Radishes, White Icicle, (4) with 2” tops

5068      Radishes, Red Icicle (4) with 2” tops

5069      Gourds, Large, (1)

5070      Gourds, Small, (4)

5071      Other (any thing not listed above)

Garden Oddities – Bring 1

Largest in size, or interesting shape

5072      Cabbage

5073      Potato

5074      Pumpkin or Squash

5075      Onion

5076      Watermelon

5077      Turnip

5078      Any Other

 

Tallest

5079      Tallest stalk of corn

5080      Tallest sunflower

5081      Tallest Holly Hock

5082      Any Other Tallest

Fruits & Nuts

5083      Apples –‐ plate of 4, any variety

5084      Apricots –‐ plate of 4

5085      Pears –‐ plate of 4, any variety

5086      Peaches –‐ plate of 4, any variety

5087      Prunes –‐ plate of 4, any variety

5088      Plums –‐ plate of 4, any variety

5089      Grapes —‐ 2 bunches, any variety

5090      Berries, Blackberries, up to 3 cups

5091      Berries, Blueberries, up to 3 cups

5092      Berries, Raspberries, red or black, up to 3 cups

5093      Berries, Strawberries, up to 3 cups

5094      Berries, Other, up to 3 cups

5095      Nuts –‐ Any Variety, (1/2 in shells, 1/2 shelled)

5096      Melon, – Cantaloupe (1)

5097      Melon, Honeydew (1)

5098      Melon, Watermelon (1)

5099      Melon, Other (1)

5100      Rhubarb –‐ 4 stalks

5101      Other

General Fruit and Garden Exhibit

5102      Best General Exhibit of Vegetable and/or Fruit. Overall size of display should not exceed three feet in length. Width approximate 2 feet

Eggs

5103      White, 1 dozen

5104      Brown, 1 dozen

5105      Colored, 1 dozen

5106      Smallest, 1 egg

5107      Largest, 1 egg (must be blown if old)

5108      Other, 1 dozen


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

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The American Conservative Union  http://conservative.org/what-we-believe/

 Full Interview with Hillary Clinton on Fox News Sunday  http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/07/31/full_interview_hillary_clinton_on_fox_news_sunday.html

Book Review: ‘Underground Railroad’ Lays Bare Horrors of Slavery and Its Toxic Legacy  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/books/review-the-underground-railroad-colson-whitehead.html?emc=edit_th_20160803&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=35377422&_r=1

Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility  http://www.norcor.co/

Familiar fissures evident in Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) implementation debate  https://www.brookings.edu/2016/08/03/familiar-fissures-evident-in-essa-implementation-debate/?utm_campaign=Brookings+Brief&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=32468054

Institute for the Study of War  http://www.understandingwar.org/?utm_source=Opposition+Forces+Launch+Offensive+to+Break+the+Siege+of+Aleppo&utm_campaign=Opposition+Forces+Launch+Offensive+to+Break+the+Siege+of+Aleppo&utm_medium=email

Obama’s Age of Discord   http://www.wsj.com/articles/obamas-age-of-discord-1469486668

Obama Admin Hid Details of Multi-Million Dollar Cash Payout to Iran from Congress http://freebeacon.com/national-security/obama-admin-hid-details-multi-million-dollar-cash-payout-iran-congress/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=bd956067a9-WFB_Morning_Beacon_08_03_168_3_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-bd956067a9-46051417

State Dept Spox: We Can’t Rule Out $400 Million Payment to Iran Will Be Used for Terrorism  http://freebeacon.com/national-security/state-dept-cant-rule-out-400-million-iran-used-terrorism/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=bd956067a9-WFB_Morning_Beacon_08_03_168_3_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-bd956067a9-46051417

 Commentary: The Political Picture  http://freedomsback.com/thomas-sowell/the-political-picture/

Yes, We Can Defeat Terrorism http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=26584&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DPD

Khan Specializes In Visa Programs Accused Of Selling U.S. Citizenship  http://nation.foxnews.com/2016/08/01/khan-specializes-visa-programs-accused-selling-us-citizenship

Khizr Khan’s writings discovered subordinating US Constitution to sharia law  http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/08/khizr_khans_writings_discovered_subordinating_us_constitution_to_sharia_law.html

The Patriot Post  https://patriotpost.us/about

TWA 800: The Crash, The Cover-Up, The Conspiracy by Jack Cashill http://www.cashill.com/