Sherman County eNews #213


  1. Wasco County Fair & Rodeo, Aug. 18-21

  2. Strengthening Families Program – Updated: Sept. 27-Nov. 8

  3. The Dalles Civic Auditorium Accepting Flea Market Reservations

  4. What is it about Great Leaders?

  5. History Tidbits: A Centennial Chautauqua, DeMoss Springs, 1989

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

1.Wasco County Fair & Rodeo, Aug. 18-21


Wasco County Fair & Rodeo

August 18-21

Tygh Valley, Oregon

2. Strengthening Families Program – Updated: Sept. 27-Nov. 8

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3. The Dalles Civic Auditorium Accepting Flea Market Reservations

The Civic is now accepting reservations for the 2016-2017 Fall/Winter Flea Markets.    Dates this year are: Oct 9, Nov, 13, Dec 11, Jan 8, and Feb. 12. Tables are $20. Tables and chairs are included.  For information, please call 541-298-8533 or email

4. What is it about Great Leaders?

What makes great leaders great? Is it attitude? Is it the number of people following them? Or could it be something else? What do you think a good leader does? Run the show? Tell others what to do? Here are some interesting ideas about leadership for you to consider.

Great leaders seem to love problems. Great leaders will always run to the solution of a problem, not away from it. And with this attitude, this skill of not being afraid to face a challenge head-on, they bring along those they lead in the quest to find these solutions.

Something else about leaders, that you may have noticed, is that great leaders naturally develop those around them and teach them to be leaders too. They do it all the time, because competition or the new generation coming up behind them does not threaten them.

Great leaders earn the trust of those who follow them. It wouldn’t occur to a great leader to think of the people he or she leads as subordinates or in any way inferior. They respect the unique talents and worth of every individual, and can step aside and allow someone more qualified to lead when the situation calls for it.

Great leaders are not in a quest for personal power. They are, though, passionate about their purpose and can inspire others to feel strongly as well. What do you think? Who qualifies as a great leader to you? ~ The Pacific Institute

5. History Tidbits: A Centennial Chautauqua, DeMoss Springs, 1989

music.notes (2)Definition of Chautauqua by Merriam-Webster :  any of various traveling shows and local assemblies that flourished in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, that provided popular education combined with entertainment in the form of lectures, concerts, and plays, and that were modeled after activities at the Chautauqua Institution of western New York.

As part of the Sherman County Centennial celebration, the Centennial Homecoming was presented by the Sherman County Historical Society & Sherman County Centennial Committee, June 17-18, 1989.

On Saturday evening, June 17, 1989, Sherman County celebrated with an old-time Chautauqua at DeMoss Springs Park with this program:

  • Mary Eakin: Piano Selections
  • Stan Earl: “Sweet Oregon”
  • Bill Bellamy, former State Representative: “Grass Roots Politics”
  • Mark Mobley: A Centennial Song, “Friends and Neighbors”
  • Countryfied: Mark Mobley, Ron Mobley & Dave Pshigoda: “I Think I’m in Love” & “Sentimental Lady”
  • A Reading by Frank Zaniker: “The Bonnie, Bonnie Bunch Grass” & “The Land of Bunchgrass”
  • Kirby Brumfield (in character): “Mark Twain”
  • The Rolfe Family, Rodney, Sharon, Missy, Rhonda, Traci & Johnathan: “We Have This Moment” & “How Great Thou Art”
  • A Monologue by Deanna Padget: “Makin’ Reuben Propose”
  • A Drama featuring Sherman County Students, “From Then to Now: Musical Memories” – Grandfather: Gary Schilling, Grandchildren: Kerry McCoy & Tara Hinkley, Indian Children: Primary Students, Scouts: Preston Pattee & Doug Trieblehorn, Civil War Soldier, Matthew Fritts, WWI Doughboy: Jeff Burres, Sweet Sixteen Girl: Jenny Smith, Marine: Don Melzer, Soldier: Joe Faria, Sailor: Mark Fassbender, Airman: Sol Jacobsen, Army Family: Sol Jacobsen, Jenny Smith & Nathan Eggers, Korean War Soldier: Paul Bish, Vietnam War Soldier: Eric Powell, Cowboy: Darren Ramsey, Reader: Tate Justesen (Grade 2), Farmer & Wife: Wes Powell & Sheri Johnson, Girl with Surrey: Melanie Smith (sing-along), School Marm: Melanie Smith, School Children: Joshua Macnab & Amy Richelderfer, Cheerleader: Mindi Linne’, Cameo Roles: Dean Pinkerton & Paulen Kaseberg, Graduates: Jill Reed & Chris Rhinehart, Soloist: Stan Earl (sing-along) and Chorus: Kelsey Richelderfer, Amanda Burnett, Tim Melzer, Jenny Burris, Nicole DeMoss, Jessie Faria, Tara Eakin, Trevor Beers, Heidi Brege, Jada Conner, Korissa Wentz, Corey Timblin, Daryl Wilsie, Matthew Fritts, Bobbi Denley, Chad Wentz, Trevor Fields, Tyan Sanderson, Jason Matthews, Cory Burnett, Brittni Beers, Maria Macnab, Jesse Thomas, Cassie Morehouse, Jon Fritts, Krystal White, Marcus Reckmann, Jeff Bird, Joanna Schilling, Mary Middleton, Amber Timblin, Sarah Richelderfer, Mandy Patten, Dustin Richelderfer, Jason Edwards, Amanda Jauken, Joshua Thomas, Justin Miller, Asa Richelderfer, Amy Richelderfer, Julia Pinkerton, Joshua Macnab & Brandon Gosson.
  • Accompanist: Mary Eakin
  • Makeup: The Barnstormers
  • Sound Technician: Larry Loop
  • Written & Directed by: Eileen Moreau & Nell Melzer
  • Concessions (box lunches available at the park)
  • Coordinators: Carrie Allen, Chris Kaseberg & Sherry Kaseberg
  • Transportation to & from DeMoss Park courtesy of Mid-Columbia Bus & the Flatt Family

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



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