Sherman County eNews #224


  1. “Sticks in Stacks”- Social Crafting at the Public/School Library, Sept. 1

  2. Sherman County Court Agenda, Sept. 7

  3. Sherman County Fair 4-H and FFA Results

  4. Klindt’s Booksellers Hosts Northwest Author Festival, Sept. 10

  5. Job Skills Club to Start, Sept. 14

  6. Library Book Club to Meet, Sept. 20

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

1. “Sticks in Stacks”- Social Crafting at the Public/School Library, Sept. 1

sewKnitsheep“Sticks in Stacks” at Sherman County Public/School Library Thursday, September 1. Social crafting starts at 6:00 p.m. every Thursday. Instructional assistance for knit, crochet, and spinning will be available at 7:00 p.m. Bring your knitting, crochet, spinning, quilting, or cross-stitch projects. All fiber arts are welcome.  For further information about this program please contact Sherman County Public/School Library at (541) 565-3279 or email

2. Sherman County Court Agenda, Sept. 7
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3. Sherman County Fair 4-H and FFA Results

“ Country Pride County Wide ” was the theme for the 2016 Sherman County Fair, with Princess Lexi Grenvik of Moro.   Grand Marshal was Margaret Snider of Grass Valley.  Sherman County 4-H and FFA members entered a variety of competitions, with Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion winners listed below:

4-H clover14-H RECORD BOOKS:    Grand Champion Record Book:  Hollee Kaseberg, Reserve Grand Champion: Emma Stutzman 

PHOTOGRAPHY:  Grand Champion: Joseph Ramos, Reserve Grand Champion: Hollee Kaseberg 

FIBER ARTS:  Grand Champion:  Daisy Brown, Reserve Grand Champion: Becca Earl 

HORTICULTURE:  Grand Champion: Joseph Ramos, Reserve Grand Champion: Patrick Ramos

HOME ECONOMICS – Clothing Grand Champion:  Daisy Brown, Reserve Grand Champion: Maddie Berry

Food Preparation:  Grand Champion:  Hollee Kaseberg, Reserve Grand Champion:  Cali Johnson

Food Preservation:  Grand Champion & Reserve Grand Champion:  Emma Robbins

Fashion Revue Grand Champion:  Daisy Brown, Reserve Grand Champion: Luke Fritts 

LIVESTOCK – Poultry & Rabbits

Grand Champion Market Poultry:  Joseph Ramos

 Reserve Grand Champion Market Poultry:  Anthony Westlake

Grand Champion Poultry Showman:  CJ Johnson

Reserve Grand Champion Poultry Showman: Rachel Westlake

Grand Champion Rabbit Showman:  Cali Johnson


Grand Champion Market Lamb:  Lindsey Jones 

Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb:  Caleb Fritts

Grand Champion Sheep Showman:  Courtney Coelsch

Reserve Grand Champion Sheep Showman:  Tyler Jones


Grand Champion Market Steer:  Bri McKinney   

Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer:  Kole Martin

Grand Champion Beef Showman:  Max Martin

Reserve Grand Champion Beef Showman:  Treve Martin


Grand Champion Market Hog:  Jed Harrison

Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog:  Cadence Smith

Grand Champion Hog Showman:  Emma Stutzman

Reserve Grand Champion Hog Showman:  Jed Harrison


Grand Champion Market Goat: Hollee Kaseberg 

Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat:  Nastasia Shull

Grand Champion Goat Showman:  Amy Dabulskis

Reserve Grand Champion Goat Showman:  Hollee Kaseberg

HORSE – Showmanship

Grand Champion Horse Showman:  Mikkaela Ruise

Reserve Grand Champion Horse Showman:  Mercedez Cardona

HORSE – Western Equitation

Grand Champion: Mercedez Cardona, Reserve Grand Champion: Jared Fritts

HORSE – Trail Champion Intermediate: Courtney Coelsch , Junior: Lindsey Jones & Mercedez Cardona (tie), Intermediate; Jared Fritts, Senior

HORSE – All Around Horsemen buckles based on placings in minimum of 4 of 6 horse classes: Mikkalea Ruise, senior; Lindsey Jones, intermediate; Courtney Coelsch, junior


All Around Showman:  Max Martin; Reserve:  Amy Dabulskis

Outstanding 4-H Livestock Member based on livestock exhibit, showmanship and record book:  Hollee Kaseberg

Beef Rate of Gain:  Kole Martin

Goat Rate of Gain:  Mercedez Cardona


1st:  Goat, 2nd: Poultry, 3rd: Sheep, 4th: Beef, 5th: Swine, 6th: Horse


Nancy Smith Memorial to grand champion of style revue:  Daisy Brown

Kate Martin Memorial to top scoring home economics exhibitor:  Emma Robbins

Sharp Sheep Showman to top placing 1st year junior sheep showmanship:  Courtney Coelsch

Bernard Martin Memorial to most inspirational 4-H member:  Cadence Smith

Debra Lynn Memorial for willingness, diligence, cooperation and sportsmanship:  Courtney Coelsch

Bill Jefferies Award for most improved horse member:  Mercedez Cardona


4-H camp scholarships to 1st year junior:  Courtney Coelsch and Junior: Cali Johnson

Best 4-H story:  Cadence Smith.

4-H LEADERS’ RAFFLE BASKETS: The 4-H Leaders with community support raised over $1000 to benefit 4-H program participants in Sherman County. 

4. Klindt’s Booksellers Hosts Northwest Author Festival, Sept. 10

Northwest Author Festival in The Dalles

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

12PM – 3PM

Klindt’s Booksellers is excited to host the annual Northwest Author Festival on Saturday, September 10th from 12-3pm.

Klindt’s is bringing an outstanding group of eleven regional authors together, all with new titles, in one day. Each author will be setup throughout the store where you are free to visit with them, have your books personally signed, and discuss their writing process.

With authors spanning multiple genres, from local history to mystery, there will be something for readers of all ages to enjoy. Our 2016 line-up includes:

  1. Jeff Alworth. The Beer Bible. (Cooking/Beverages)
  2. Jessica Blackburn. The Echoing. (Young Adult)
  3. David Jonathan Brown. Quest for Forgiveness. (Historical Fiction)
  4. D.C. Jesse Burkhardt. Columbia River Gorge Railroads. (History)
  5. Sharon Duerst. Seeding Hope.  (Fiction/Romance)
  6. Samuel Hall. Daughter of the Cimarron. (Historical/Christian Fiction)
  7. Bart King. The Drake Equation. (Middle Grade Fiction)
  8. Kate Dyer‐Seeley. Silenced in the Surf. (Mystery/Thriller)
  9. Pauls Toutoughi. Dog Gone: A Lost Pet’s Extraordinary Journey. (Pets/Nonfiction)
  10. Yvonne Wakefield. Babe in the Woods. (Memoir)
  11. Edith Webster. A Long Way from Stones River. (Historical Fiction)

Downtown will be buzzing with activity as this year’s author festival is scheduled in conjunction with Route 30 Bottles & Brews Homebrew & Chili Cook-Off Contests, complete with live music and tasty BBQ. Not to mention the Soapbox Derby!

Join us for the Northwest Author Festival on September 10th from 12PM-3PM at Klindt’s Booksellers. The event is free and open to the public.

5. Job Skills Club to Start, Sept. 14

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6. Library Book Club to Meet, Sept. 20 

books.loveThe next Sherman County Public/School Library Book Club meeting is on September 20, Tuesday, at 6:00 p.m. Please join us for tea, dessert, and discussion of our September book, “Wildflower Hill,” by Kimberley Freeman. Call 541-565-3279 or email to request a hold.

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