Sherman County eNews #210


  1. Sherman County Fair: Dale Coles Classic Car Show, Aug. 24

  2. 5th Annual Wellness Walk, Aug. 27

  3. Applications Online for Assistant Child Care Provider

  4. Caregiver Training Online

  5. How to Disagree (Without Being Disagreeable)

  6. History Tidbits: The Barnstormers’ Centennial 1890s Comedy, 1989

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

1. Sherman County Fair: Dale Coles Classic Car Show, Aug. 24

Dale Coles

Classic Car Show

Wednesday, August 24th

Show 3:30 p.m.

Awards 5:00 p.m.

 2. 5th Annual Wellness Walk, Aug. 27

Saturday, 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.

3. Applications Online for Assistant Child Care Provider

Assistant Child Care Provider: The Sherman County Child Care Foundation is accepting applications for an immediate opening as an Assistant Child Care Provider at ABC Huskies Child Care in Wasco, Oregon. This is a 32-40 hour/week position. Experience preferred but will train. Successful applicant should possess good communication skills, exceptional people skills, patience, and ability to work flexible hours. For application and further details: 541-442-5024, email . Employment Application is available at .

4. Caregiver Training Online 


 5. How to Disagree (Without Being Disagreeable)

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Make your disagreements not only easier to handle, but also more productive.

Mark Twain once observed, “It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse-races.” For that matter, it is difference of opinion that makes companies. After all, business is a contact sport, with conflict a given. The problem isn’t with disagreements, but with how they’re resolved.

I’m ok. You’re a pain in the neck.

Let’s face it, some people aren’t willing to admit that taking a positive approach to conflict is in their best interest. To them, conflict means fighting. Period. You’re not going to change those folks — even several years on an analyst’s couch probably wouldn’t do them much good. You can, however, blunt their attacks and go about your business. Consider these tactics from the enduring Coping with Difficult People (Dell Publishing) by Robert Bramson, a clinical psychiatrist and human resources consultant: 

Sherman Tanks try to intimidate you with in-your-face arguments. They state opinions as facts.

  • Get their attention by using their first name to begin a sentence.
  • Maintain eye contact; give them time to wind down.
  • Stand up to them without fighting; don’t worry about being polite.
  • Suggest you sit down to continue talking.

Snipers take potshots in meetings but avoid one-on-one confrontations.

  • Expose the attack; draw them out in public and don’t let social convention stop you.
  • Get other opinions. Don’t give in to the Sniper’s views.
  • Provide the Sniper with alternatives to a direct contest.

Chronic Complainers find fault with everyone — except themselves.

  • Politely interrupt and get control of the situation.
  • Quickly sum up the facts.
  • Ask for their complaints in writing.

Negativists know that nothing new will work; they’ll toss a wet blanket when you’re trying to light a fire in group brainstorming sessions.

  • Acknowledge their valid points; ignore the rest.
  • Describe past successes.
  • Avoid “You’re wrong, I’m right” arguments.

Exploders throw tantrums that can escalate quickly.

  • Give them time to regain self-control.
  • If they don’t, shout a neutral phrase such as “Stop!”
  • Take a time-out or have a private meeting with them.

6. History Tidbits: The Barnstormers’ Centennial 1890s Comedy, 1989

drama1In celebration of Sherman County’s 1989 Centennial, the Barnstormers presented an 1890s comedy:

Strange Bedfellows

under the direction of Leland Schwendel and Carol Thompson and assisted by Diane von Borstel.

The members of the cast were Barry Hinkson, Dick Macnab, Forest Peters, Linda Krafsic, Patty Burnet, Verna Simantel, Mark Fassbender, Jane Kirkpatrick, Nancy McCoy, Rick Eggers, Keith Blaylock, Dan Barker, Reine Hayes-Fetz, Suzana Pinkerton, Alan Duyff, Gloria Tuck, Becky Ossman and Fern Humphrey.

Members of the production crew (set, lighting, sound, wardrobe, make-up & hairstyle, publicity, photography and programs) were Millie Moore, Jean McKinney, Connie Martin, Jim Ossman, Lee Kaseberg, Margilee Kaseberg, Marlene Wallace, Gail Pinkerton, Suzana Pinkerton, Becky Ossman, Arlene Winn, Linda Krafsic, Fern Humphrey, Jerrine Belshe, Jane Kirkpatrick, Mary Macnab, Larry Miller, Kathy Neihart, Steven Burnet, Bruce Pinkerton, Larry Triebelhorn, Jerry Kirkpatrick, David Conlee, Dick Macnab and Fred von Borstel.

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

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