Sherman County eNews #209


  1. Sherman County Fair Volunteer Opportunities
  2. Sherman County Fair Open Class Entries, No Fee
  3. Notice: Sherman County Advisory Committee Meeting, Aug. 16
  4. The Dalles Chamber “Farm to Fork Progressive Food, Art and Wine Dinner” Aug. 27
  5. The Best Role Models
  6. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

“Grateful to Almighty God for the blessing which, through Jesus Christ our Lord, he has conferred upon my beloved country, in her emancipation, and upon myself, in permitting me, under circumstances of mercy,…to survive the fiftieth year of American Independence, and certifying by my present signature my approbation of the Declaration of Independence adopted by Congress…, and of which I am now the last surviving signer, I do hereby recommend to the present and future generations the principles of that important document as the best earthly inheritance their ancestors could bequeath to them, and pray that the civil and religious liberties they have secured to my country may be perpetuated to the remotest posterity and extended to the whole family of man.” ~ Charles Carroll of Maryland, 1826

1.Sherman County Fair Volunteer Opportunities

  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!

Contact Beth at to let her know what you would like to do and when! 

 2. 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, click on the “how & what to enter,” then click on each division for details and class information:


  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. 

3. Notice: Sherman County Advisory Committee Meeting, Aug. 16


The Sherman County Advisory Committee will be meeting on August 16, 2016 at the Sherman County Senior & Community Center at 2:00 p.m. The meeting will be a working meeting to discuss updating the Special Transportation Fund (STF) Transportation Plan with survey information that was collected by Michele Spatz from Mid-Columbia Economic Development District. Priorities will be reviewed and updated in the current plan to include new changes needed to incorporate the surveys and any amendments that need to be made. Joni Bramlett, the Region 4 Transportation Coordinator from ODOT, will be present to offer ideas that might need to be made and Michele Spatz, Project & Mobility Manager from MCEDD will be presenting the collected information in order to update the Sherman County STF Transportation Plan. The public is invited to attend with comments & suggestions.

4. The Dalles Chamber “Farm to Fork Progressive Food, Art and Wine Dinner” Aug. 27

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, announces its Second Annual “Farm to Fork Progressive Food, Art and Wine Dinner” scheduled for August 27th from 4:00pm-8:00 pm, featuring the best of the best in The Dalles. This Dinner is designed to reconnect guests to the source of their culinary palate and celebrate the bounty of Autumn Harvest. The Farm-to-Fork Progressive Food & Wine Dinner includes six courses of delectable local “goods” prepared by Local Renowned Chefs Mark Linebarger and Tamara Huffman. Tickets are on sale now. $100 Per Person and space is limited to 50. Available for purchase at The Dalles Area Chamber office at 404 W 2nd St, The Dalles.Or by calling 541-296-2231

 5. The Best Role Models

Just about everyone knows that good role models are important for a child’s development, but have you ever thought about why this is true?

Now, if you are familiar with the work of The Pacific Institute, you know that it emphasizes visualization, because we have learned that our mental images, for the most part, are what determine our reality.  In other words, the way we see ourselves and the world is what decides how we will behave. How we behave determines, to a very great extent, what will happen to us. Role models serve as living, breathing mental images that help us visualize the way we’d like to live.

What kinds of role models are best?  No question about it, people we can actually get to know. You see, while it’s helpful to read about an admirable person in a book or magazine, watch an inspiring life story in the movies, or watch successful people on TV, it is much more powerful when we can actually interact with someone who shows us possibilities for ourselves.

When we can do so on a daily or regular basis, as we do with parents, grandparents, teachers and so on, this has the most powerful impact of all. And remember parents, your children will learn far more from what you do than from what you say. The best role models only need to set a good example and let the kids figure the rest out for themselves. ~ The Pacific Institute

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

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