Sherman County eNews #202


  1. Senator Ted Ferrioli Responds to Governor Brown’s Endorsement of Measure 97
  2. Sherman County Fair Board Invites Us to a Kick-Off BBQ, Aug. 24
  3. FREE! Printable USGS PDF Quadrangle Maps
  4. Perseid Meteor Outburst, Aug. 11-13
  5. Setting the Pattern
  6. Join us for the 5th Annual Wellness Walk, Aug. 27
  7. Health District Board of Directors Position Announcement
  8. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. ~ John F. Kennedy

1.Senator Ted Ferrioli Responds to Governor Brown’s Endorsement of Measure 97

Oregon.Flat.poleSalem, Ore. – Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) released the following statement in response to Governor Kate Brown’s endorsement of Measure 97 (also known as Initiative Petition 28):

“Kate Brown’s endorsement of Measure 97 proves she has been playing ‘rope-a-dope’ with Oregonians, appearing to deliberate for months on the issue while intending to give her ringing endorsement. The Governor is a fully owned subsidiary of Big Unions Incorporated. It is disingenuous for the Governor to ask Oregonians to support Measure 97 to fund education when not one penny of new revenue is guaranteed to end up in the classroom. The sad state of our schools is the sole result of years of Democrat mismanagement of taxpayer dollars. Oregonians deserve the truth about Kate Brown’s endorsement of Measure 97: it’s not for our children. It’s about keeping the corrupt relationship between Democrats and public employee unions in Oregon alive and well.”

2. Sherman County Fair Board Invites Us to a Kick-Off BBQ, Aug. 24

food.hamburgerNote that this schedule change for the Sherman County Fair Kick-off BBQ with Paradise Rose Chuck Wagon will now accommodate the Chuck Wagon cook who will be setting up the Wagon at the Oregon State Fair in Salem instead.

We are invited! The Sherman County Fair Board – Ted, Jennifer, Tom, Bryce, Shandie, Bert and Rick –  will cook and serve BBQ Burgers, Hotdogs and all of the Trimmings on Wednesday, August 24th at 6 p.m. A burger dinner plate will be just $7 with a family rate of $25.

Come early for the Dale Coles Classic Car Show and 4-H style show! Plan to enjoy the music, the Freddie Prez Show and an awesome dinner with your family and friends!

~ Beth McCurdy, Fair Board Secretary

3. FREE! Printable USGS PDF Quadrangle Maps

A Quick, Easy, and Free way to Download any Quad in the Country

National Geographic has built an easy to use web interface that allows anyone to quickly find any quad in the country for downloading and printing. Each quad has been pre-processed to print on a standard home, letter size printer.

 4. Perseid Meteor Outburst, Aug. 11-13

starsDo you love the Perseid meteor shower?  This year, you will love it even more. Forecasters say the 2016 Perseids should be twice as active as usual, filling the sky with 200+ meteors per hour on peak nights between Aug. 11th and 13th.  This is happening because Earth is heading for an unusually rich stream of debris from parent comet Swift-Tuttle. Visit for sky maps, observing tips, and links to live webcasts of the Perseid outburst.

5. Setting the Pattern

When your younger children crave attention, do they throw a tantrum, misbehave or act out inappropriately? If so, perhaps you can show them a better way.

You know, children want many things that they don’t usually ask for directly. In that way, they’re no different from adults. Two things in particular that we all seem to need, but seldom come right out and ask for are recognition and affection.

Now, children who get plenty of each from the start usually grow up to be happy, well adjusted, confident, and well behaved. Employers love this folks, because they typically are contributors to the workplace, without the narcissistic need for attention. Children who don’t get much of either, though, will get very creative. They may try throwing tantrums, and if this succeeds in creating the attention they need, they may grow up believing that when you don’t get what you want, becoming very angry will do the trick. You have probably seen examples of this while driving or at the mall.

Many children misbehave to get attention – not consciously, as a rule, but they do it nevertheless, because even negative attention is better than no attention.  If neither tantrums nor acting out works, they may eventually stop trying at all, becoming withdrawn, listless and apathetic.

The thing to do, then, if you want to eliminate these problems or avoid them in the first place, is to give your children plenty of attention and affection when they are behaving well. Children judge adults as much by what they see as what they hear. It’s a pattern that gets followed into adulthood.

Let your children know that it’s OK to ask for what they want. It’s OK to ask for a hug or to say, “Please pay attention to me for a few minutes.” When they do ask, take time to give it to them. Active listening is one very special gift that you can give your child, or any child, for that matter. By doing so, you will be avoiding many future problems – not only for your kids, but also for you. ~ The Pacific Institute

6. Join us for the 5th Annual Wellness Walk, Aug. 27

FamilySaturday, August 27th at 8:00 a.m.
The Wellness Walk begins at the Sherman County Medical Clinic and continues to the Sherman Jr./Sr. High School Track. Registration is $5.00 – The first 30 people to sign up will receive a T-Shirt! Registration forms are available at the Sherman County Medical Clinic and Sherman County Health District Administration Office or online at Register soon to receive your commemorative walk t-shirt!! Registration will be accepted on the day of the walk. For more information call Caitlin at 541-565-0536.

7. Health District Board of Directors Position Announcement

The Sherman County Health District is seeking candidates to fill Position 1, on the Board of Directors. Interested parties are asked to submit a letter of interest to: Sherman County Health District, Attn: Caitlin Blagg, PO Box 186, Moro, OR 97039. Closing date for this position is August 10, 2016 at 3:00pm. If you have questions please contact Caitlin Blagg at 541-565-0536 or

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


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