Sherman County eNews #212

CONTENT

  1. Around Sherman County with the Summer Oregon Youth Conservation Corps

  2. Sherman County School District Seeks High School Assistant Volleyball Coach

  3. Daily Fire Update – August 16th

  4. Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Program, Sept. 10

  5. Oregon Historical Society Event: What’s It Worth? – Aug. 21

  6. History Tidbits: A Centennial Homecoming, June 1989

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


“There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war.” —George Washington (1793)


1.Around Sherman County with the Summer Oregon Youth Conservation Corps

This summer the Oregon Youth Conservation Corps (OYCC) crew worked for and with people around Sherman County. This year the crew consisted of Katie Asher the crew leader, Connor Davis the Jr. crew leader, Gavenn Lohrey, Zack Fluhr, Kiersten Casper, and Darian Davis. Over the course of the summer the crew has been all over the county from the fairgrounds outside of Moro to the local high school all the way down to Cottonwood Canyon State Park. During this time the crew has also worked with the South Sherman Fire Department and has been CPR certified by Carl Langston. While at the fire department we helped around the fire house. When the crew wasn’t helping the department around the fire house they received training in search and rescue tactics while in full gear.

At these different locations the crew completed several different kinds of tasks that sometimes were specific to the location while other kinds of tasks were more common around the county. For example at the high school we helped the janitorial staff clean marks off the walls, clean the locker room floors, and sanitize the weight room along with several other tasks. At the fairgrounds the tasks were centered around general maintenance of the grounds such as weed control and cleaning leaves and pine needles.

One interesting job the crew helped complete was working with the local Soil and Water Conservation crew to restore the Bill Todd memorial outside of Moro. When the crew was out of things to do for the day they would search the back roads of the county for trash.

The crew has had a productive summer improving areas around Sherman County. Along with meeting interesting people around the county and learning what they do for their daily jobs. To those who are reading this who have worked with the OYCC crew this summer we thank you for your time out of your busy schedules and we were happy to help.

Submitted by Conner Davis


2. Sherman County School District Seeks High School Assistant Volleyball Coach

Logo.Sherman High SchoolThe Sherman County School District is looking to fill the position of high school assistant volleyball coach.

H.S. Assistant Volleyball Coach.  The coach will be responsible for the following:

  1. To provide all student-athletes with positive experiences which promote the ideals of leadership, physical fitness, competition, and the pursuit of excellence.
  2. To protect the well-being of student-athletes through policies and procedures concerned with safety, fitness, and injury care.
  3. To foster progress of student-athletes through the academic curriculum of the educational institution to which they belong.
  4. To empower all student-athletes with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for success.
  5. Work with the head coach to develop a cohesive program.

Compensation for the position is $3078.19 – $3367.90 – depending on experience.  The candidate must pass a background check and complete all OSAA required trainings and certifications prior to coaching.

This position will close on August 22, 2016.

Those interested, please contact Sherman County School Athletic Director:

Gary Lewis

541-454-3500

glewis@sherman.k12.or.us

or

Bill Blevins, Principal

541-565-3500

bblevins@sherman.k12.or.us


3. Daily Fire Update – August 16th

Fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-Protected Lands

Corey Road Fire
The 12-acre Corey Road Fire just north of Forest Grove was contained yesterday. As the summer heats up this becomes more difficult to do because the grass, sticks, trees and other fuels dry out so quickly.
As temperatures reach triple-digits this week, please help prevent wildfires. Preventing wildfires helps protect forests and firefighters. You can do this by following the fire prevention laws and industrial fire precaution level restrictions. This map shows fire restrictions: https://geo.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=41424358763949deb16e3f513e748844

Redwood Highway Fire Final Update
The Redwood Highway Fire burned 54 acres. Crews contained the fire yesterday and continue cooling hot spots to strengthen the containment lines.

Fires on Other Jurisdictions
More info on the following fires: http://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/fire_info.aspx

Porcupine Butte
The 280-acre Porcupine Butte Fire burning 10 miles East of Clarno and is 30 percent contained.

Rail Fire
The 16,349-acre Rail Fire burning 5 miles west of Unity is 15 percent contained.

Juntura Complex Final Update
The 24,301-acre Juntura Complex burning 30 miles SW of Vale is contained.

Fire Statistics

Fire statistics are for the current year and the average over the past 10 years for the 16 million acres of private and public forestland protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry.

January 1, 2016, through Monday, Aug. 16, 2016:
Lightning-caused fires: 59 fires burned 2,218 acres
Human-caused fires: 466 fires burned 541 acres
Total: 525 fires burned 2,759 acres

10-year average (for this period of the year):
Lightning-caused fires: 231 fires burned 28,050 acres
Human-caused fires: 434 fires burned 4,233 acres
Total: 665 fires burned 32,283 acres

For information on breaking fires, go to:
http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/


4. Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Program, Sept. 10

pencil.sharpSandy Bisset will present a program on Non-Population Schedules, a lesser known research area but important! Non-population schedules consist of social statistics on Manufacturing, Agriculture, Industry and Mortality census.  This will give the researcher a better idea as to the area in which their ancestor lived and worked.

Sandy’s program will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the downstairs conference room at the  Columbia Gorge Discovery Center .  ~ Georga Foster, Publicity, Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society


5. Oregon Historical Society Event: What’s It Worth? – Aug. 21

Portland, OR — Have you ever wondered if you had a hidden treasure buried in your closet? Then join the Oregon Historical Society for What’s It Worth?, an annual event where local experts estimate the value of your collectibles.

WHEN:
Sunday, August 21, 2016
12pm — 4pm

WHERE:
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

For $10 per item (plus regular museum admission) you could discover if the knick knack from your Aunt Gertrude is actually a valuable collectible! All proceeds raised from this special event support the Oregon Historical Society’s mission.

In 2015, over 100 visitors brought items for evaluation. Some notable discoveries included a 37-star American flag, a 1956 Chicago Cubs baseball signed by the entire team, a collection of WWII propaganda posters, and a painting by George de Forest Brush of his father, Alfred Clark Brush, estimated around $18,000!

“Each year, it is exciting to see what sorts of items will walk through our doors. While many items already have great sentimental value attached, it is fun to see the delighted looks on the owners’ faces when they find out that their item is also very monetarily valuable!” said OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk.

Items that can be evaluated include books, manuscripts, fine and decorative art, Asian antiquities, American Indian baskets and bags, jewelry, military items (no firearms or weapons), sports memorabilia, toys, comics, coins, stamps, and more! The local specialists who will be joining us include:

John Henley, John V. Henley, LLC
Specialties: Books, Manuscripts, Documents, Prints, Illustrations

Shirley Sanders, Red Sign Estate Sales & Appraisals, LLC
Specialties: Decorative Art, Personal Property, Jewelry,

Roger Anthony, Communication That Counts
Specialties: Sports Memorabilia

Robert A. Beale, Robert A. Beale, Stamp Appraisals Northwest
Specialty: Stamps, Coins

Billy Galaxy, Billy Galaxy Vintage Toys and Collectibles
Specialties: Toys, Comics, Pop Culture

Dr. Terry Kneisler, Kneis Cards
Specialty: Sports Memorabilia

Natalie Linn, Linn-Tucker Indian Baskets
Specialties: American Indian Baskets and Bags

Jason Marden, Major League History
Specialty: Sports Memorabilia

Mona Miller, Pacific Gemological Laboratory
Specialties: Gems, Jewelry, Silver

Michael Parsons, Michael Parson Fine Art
Specialties: Fine Art

Lucinda Pierpont, An Asian Affair
Specialties: Asian Antiquities

Richard Richter, Clean Sweep Estate Services, Inc.
Specialties: Military Items, Toys, General Antiques and Collectibles

Ticket sales end at 3:30pm and there is a 5 item limit per person. All items presented for evaluation must be able to be carried by hand and weapons and firearms are prohibited. Evaluations given at this event are provided as auction estimates and are not considered legally binding paid appraisals.


6. History Tidbits: A Centennial Homecoming, June 1989

time.hourglass1As part of the Sherman County Centennial celebration, the Centennial Homecoming was presented by the Sherman County Historical Society & Sherman County Centennial Committee under the direction of Dorothy Benson, chair, June 17-18, 1989.

On Saturday, June 17, School & Class Reunions convened at Sherman High School. The program included:

  • Centennial Quilt Show & Speaker
  • Art Exhibit
  • Outdoor games, old-fashioned races, childcare, 4-H concessions, souvenirs
  • School Group Photos
  • Centennial Slide Presentation, “The Land Between the Rivers”
  • Luncheon in the Cafetorium: Douglas Rhinehart, Master of Ceremonies
  • Jack Burres, Cowboy Storyteller
  • Music by Countryfied
  • Shuttle bus to the Sherman County Historical Museum every 15 minutes.

On Sunday, June 18, Family Reunions convened at Sherman High School. The program included:

  • Church Service
  • Cowboy Storyteller, Jack Burres
  • Outdoor games, old-fashioned races, childcare, 4-H concessions, souvenirs
  • Centennial Quilt Show & Workshop
  • Family Reunion Group Photos
  • Centennial Slide Presentation
  • Buffet Luncheon
  • Program: Tom McCoy, Master of Ceremonies
  • Oregon Puppet Theatre: “Lewis & Clark Explore the West”

Sponsors:

Oregon Puppet Theatre: Sherman Farm Chemical & Sherman High School Students

Kirby Brumfield as Mark Twain: The Halton Company, PureGro, Sherman Farm Chemicals

Programs: Mid Columbia Producers, Inc.

Transportation: Mid-Columbia Bus Company

Prizes: Sherman County Centennial Committee

Countryfied: Morrow County Grain Growers

Name Tags: First Interstate Bank of Oregon, Moro

Disposal: Sunrise Sanitation Service

Photography: Sherman County Historical Society & Centennial Committee

Coordinators:

Centennial Homecoming Chairman: Dorothy Benson

Chautauqua at DeMoss Springs Park: Carrie Allen, Chris Kaseberg & Sherry Kaseberg

Quilt Show: Friends of the Museum

Luncheons & Box Lunches: Sherman County Restaurants

Centennial Memorabilia 1989:

  • S. Postal Service: Special cancellation mark
  • Centennial envelopes in three sizes bearing a drawing of the county courthouse by Ju-Hong Chen
  • Gold & brown centennial logo envelope seal (contest winning design by Cam Kaseberg)
  • 100 Centennial Windsocks: Fern Humphrey’s Sherman High Home Ec students and Shirley Fritts’ art students
  • 1989 Centennial Calendar by Sherman County Historical Society
  • Centennial Quilt (one displayed in the museum, one for fundraising raffle)
  • Silver & Bronze Coins struck at The Portland Mint with the Oregon State Seal and Centennial Logo, with plastic covers
  • Centennial Cookbook by the Kent Extension Unit
  • Centennial Sweatshirts designed by Kim Kaseberg Decker
  • Centennial Water Color Print by Ju-Hong Chen, 200 20” x 24” limited edition signed & numbered showing 12 significant sites in the county, $60 unframed
  • And later Sherman County: The Land Between the Rivers on CD

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

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Space Lightning Over China http://spaceweather.com/

Stanford or sponsorships: What gold medal swimmer Ledecky gains from her decision http://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/16/stanford-or-sponsorships-what-gold-medal-swimmer-ledecky-gains-from-her-decision.html

“There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war.” —George Washington (1793)

The Horn News. We are proudly American and fiercely independent. https://thehornnews.com/about-us/

German intelligence warns of ISIL ‘hit squads’ among refugees http://www.politico.eu/article/german-intelligence-warns-of-is-hit-squads-among-refugees/

 “The failure to establish a new Status of Forces Agreement in Iraq, and the election-driven timetable for withdrawal, surrendered our gains in that country and led directly to the rise of ISIS.” ~ Donald J. Trump, August 2016 

Commentary. Insanity Once More: The Hillary Clinton Economic Plan http://townhall.com/columnists/larrykudlow/2016/08/16/insanity-once-more-the-hillary-clinton-economic-plan-n2205359?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

 Waylon Bailey’s Blog. What Makes a Church? http://waylonbailey.com/2016/08/13/what-makes-a-church/

 It’s impossible to count the things wrong with the… biography of George W. Bush   https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/15/its-impossible-to-count-the-things-wrong-with-the-negligent-spurious-distorted-new-biography-of-george-w-bush/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New%20Campaign&utm_term=Flashpoints

Illegal Immigrant Tapped for Clinton ‘Dreamer’ Campaign Tied to Soros-Funded Voter Effort http://freebeacon.com/politics/illegal-immigrant-tapped-for-clinton-campaign-tied-to-soros-effort/


 

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