Sherman County eNews #229


  1. Weather: September Outlook & August Monthly Climate Summary & Graphs

  2. Sherman County School District News

  3. Four Oregon Arts Commission Grant Programs

  4. Family Caregiver Support Program

  5. Sherman County Senior & Community Center September Meal Menu

  6. A Key to Success

  7. Sanctuary Cities and Counties

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

1. Weather: September Outlook & August Monthly Climate Summary & Graphs

sun.circleYou can find the September outlook and the August monthly climate
summary AND GRAPHS (toggle between color and gray) for Moro at

Dennis Hull- KB0NYC
Warning Coordination Meteorologist

2. Sherman County School District News

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3. Four Oregon Arts Commission Grant Programs

Salem, Oregon. — Four Oregon Arts Commission grant programs have deadlines in September and October: Small Operating Grants; Arts Build Communities; Art Acquisition Funding; and Individual Artist Fellowships. Here is grant information, listed in deadline order:

Small Operating Grants provide operating support for 501(c) (3) arts organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $150,000. The organizations must have arts at the core of its mission and provide public access to ongoing arts programs (at least four annually) for their local community. More information can be found here: Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16.

Arts Build Communities grants provide $3,000 to $7,000 matching support funds to arts and other community-based organizations for projects that address a local community problem, issue or need through an arts-based solution. More information can be found here: Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, for projects taking place in 2017.

The Ford Family Foundation’s Art Acquisition Funding Program, managed by the Arts Commission, helps visual arts institutions with publicly accessible collections acquire seminal works by Oregon visual artists. The effort preserves public access to great works and supports artists and the institutions that sustain their work. More information can be found here: are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14.

Individual Artist Fellowships honor Oregon’s professional artists and their artistic achievements and supports their efforts to advance their career. FY2017 awards are open to artists in the performing arts. More information can be found here: Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17.

4. Family Caregiver Support Program

bench.guysDo you
…take Dad to appointments?
…sort Mom’s mail and bills?
…help your mate dress and move around the house?
…check in daily on a loved one?
Then, YOU are a Family Caregiver.

There is assistance to help YOU cope with the challenges and meet the needs
of family caregiving.

Family Caregiver Support Program

5. Sherman County Senior & Community Center September Meal Menu


We serve lunch at 12:00 noon sharp.  First come, first served.

If you have a group of 2 or more, please let the Kitchen staff know at  541-565-3191 the day before to ensure that we make enough food to serve!

MEAL PRICING: Under 60 Yrs. Is $7.00 ~ 60 Yrs. & Up $4.00 suggested donation!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
      1 2
Ham & Cheese Quiche Minestrone Soup w/Kielbasa
Veggies Muffin
Green Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Dessert
5 6 7 8 9
Closed for Labor Day Turkey Alfredo/Noodles Oven Fried Chicken Beef/Cheese Enchiladas Tomato Soup
Veggies & Garlic Sticks Potatoes/Gravy/Veggies Tortilla Chips & Veggies Grilled Cheese or Tuna Sandwich
Green Salad & Fruit Rolls & Dessert Green Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Ice Cream
12 13 14 15 16
Chicken Salad Wraps Sweet/Sour Meatballs Chicken Strips w/Dip Sauce Pork Fried Rice w/Veggies Pizza loaded w/meat,
Quinoa Salad & Veggies Rice Pilaf & Veggies Veggies & French Fries Egg Foo Young Cooks Choice & Veggie
Green Salad & Dessert Green Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Dessert Green Salad & Fruit Dessert
19 20 21 22 23
Parmesan Chicken Sloppy Joe on Bun Meatloaf Creamed Turkey on Biscuit Lentil Soup w/Ham
Roasted Red Potatoes Tater Tots & Veggies Potatoes/Gravy/Veggies Veggies Veggies & Rolls
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Green Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Dessert Green Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Pie/Ice Cream
26 27 28 29 30
Baked Fish Mac & Cheese w/Bacon Sausage Gravy over Biscuits Sweet & Sassy Chicken Clam Chowder
Tater Tots & Cole Slaw Veggies & Muffins Veggies Rice Pilaf & Veggies Cheesy Bread
Green Salad & Dessert Green Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Dessert Green Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Dessert

Menu subject to change due to availability.  ATTENTION:  For those who have food allergies, be aware that a large variety of foods are prepared in the kitchen.  Therefore, meals may be prepared with ingredients and food service equipment may come in contact with ingredients to which you may have an allergic reaction, such as nuts.

6. A Key to Success

key2Why do some people seem to do things quickly and easily while others struggle or simply give up?  How we do things, perform on the job for example, often depends on how we were trained.  Now, most of us are trainers as well as trainees. You’re a trainer when you show someone how to run a piece of equipment, how to behave, or how to tie a bow.

But what makes training take?  What’s to say that the people we train will be able to do what we teach them?  Well, many studies have shown that four things are needed for effective training: First, the skill needs to be taught. Then, there must be an opportunity to practice, a supportive environment that rewards performance, and finally, self-efficacy.

Now, self-efficacy is a concept that The Pacific Institute has included in its programs for a very long time. It simply means our own judgment about whether we can do specific things, as well as our belief about whether we can influence our environment. While our level of self-efficacy can be general, most often it is task specific. For example, we can be efficacious in math, but not so much in cooking or decorating. And it is different with every individual.

Dr. Albert Bandura, recent National Medal of Science award winner, out of Stanford University, is an internationally recognized expert on self-efficacy and has been a tremendous resource for the Institute. Dr. Bandura tells us that when our self-efficacy is low, we avoid difficult tasks, give up quickly, and are slow to recover confidence after failure or setbacks.  Self-efficacy is built when we practice enough to develop competence or mastery and when we interpret that success as due to our own efforts rather than luck or circumstances. A secondary benefit is increased self-confidence.

So when you train others – your children, for example – it will be helpful to break tasks down into manageable chunks, arrange for practice that leads to success, and give feedback that emphasizes progress rather than shortfall. You and your children – or you and your employees and team members – will be building self-efficacy. ~ The Pacific Institute

7. Sanctuary Cities and Counties

flagmap.USA.Sanctuary Cities Continue to Obstruct Enforcement, Threaten Public Safety

By Jessica Vaughan
August 31, 2016

Sanctuary jurisdictions remain a significant public safety problem throughout the country. About 300 jurisdictions have been identified by ICE as having a policy that is non-cooperative and obstructs immigration enforcement (as of September 2015). The number of cities has remained relatively unchanged since our last update in January 2016, as some new sanctuary jurisdictions have been added and few jurisdictions have reversed their sanctuary policies.

Over the 19-month period from January 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015, more than 17,000 detainers were rejected by these jurisdictions. Of these, about 11,800 detainers, or 68 percent, were issued for individuals with a prior criminal history.

According to ICE statistics, since the Obama administration implemented the new Priority Enforcement Program in July 2015 restricting ICE use of detainers, the number of rejected detainers has declined. However, the number of detainers issued by ICE also has declined in 2016, so it is not clear if the new policies are a factor. It is apparent that most of the sanctuary policies remain in place, raising concerns that the Priority Enforcement Program has failed as a response to the sanctuary problem, and has simply resulted in fewer criminal aliens being deported.

The Department of Justice’s Inspector General recently found that some of the sanctuary jurisdictions appear to be violating federal law, and may face debarment from certain federal funding or other consequences.

The sanctuary jurisdictions are listed below. (See: cities, counties, and states have laws, ordinances, regulations, resolutions, policies, or other practices that obstruct immigration enforcement and shield criminals from ICE — either by refusing to or prohibiting agencies from complying with ICE detainers, imposing unreasonable conditions on detainer acceptance, denying ICE access to interview incarcerated aliens, or otherwise impeding communication or information exchanges between their personnel and federal immigration officers.

A detainer is the primary tool used by ICE to gain custody of criminal aliens for deportation. It is a notice to another law enforcement agency that ICE intends to assume custody of an alien and includes information on the alien’s previous criminal history, immigration violations, and potential threat to public safety or security.

The Center’s last map update reflected listings in an ICE report that was originally published by the Texas Tribune, with a few additions and changes resulting from the Center’s research. 

  • No deportation: Sanctuary cities and counties protect 11,800 criminal aliens
  • Oregon Revised Statutes – 2007 Edition 181.850 Enforcement of federal immigration laws. (1) No law enforcement agency of the State of Oregon or of any political subdivision of the state shall use agency moneys, equipment or personnel for the purpose of detecting or apprehending persons whose only violation of law is that they are persons of foreign citizenship present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws. (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, a law enforcement agency may exchange information with the United States Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services and the United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection in order to: (a) Verify the immigration status of a person if the person is arrested for any criminal offense; or (b) Request criminal investigation information with reference to persons named in records of the United States Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services or the United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection. (3) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, a law enforcement agency may arrest any person who: (a) Is charged by the United States with a criminal violation of federal immigration laws under Title II of the Immigration and Nationality Act or 18 U.S.C. 1015, 1422 to 1429 or 1505; and (b) Is subject to arrest for the crime pursuant to a warrant of arrest issued by a federal magistrate. (4) For purposes of subsection (1) of this section, the Bureau of Labor and Industries is not a law enforcement agency. (5) As used in this section, “warrant of arrest” has the meaning given that term in ORS 131.005. [1987 c.467 §1; 2003 c.571 §1]
  • Sanctuary Cities & Counties

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

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Commentary: 10,000 ‘Refugees’ Threaten America

5 Facts about Illegal Immigration in the U.S., November 2015

Map. No deportation: Sanctuary cities protect 11,800 criminal aliens

Commentary. Dennis Prager: Fantasy Speech for Incoming High School students

U.S., others agreed ‘secret’ exemptions for Iran after nuclear deal: think tank

Obama orders 1.6 percent military pay raise for 2017

How much better would life be if a liar’s pants really did catch fire? ~ unattributed

Canada Is Finally Launching An Inquiry Into Its Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Crisis

Truth Revolt. News. Videos. Commentary.

1853 Japanese Map Of The World By Suido Nakajima


Sherman County eNews #228


  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar

 1. Classifieds (new or corrected)

typewriterPlease submit classified ads by using the Submit News page. Sherman County eNews publishes free Classifieds on Fridays, deadline Wednesday at 5. Include who, what, where, when, how, why… and, the final Friday date for posting your ad (shown by the date at the end of the ad), contact information, under 50 words if possible, and limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome.  Friday Classifieds are a great place for thank you, commendation and congratulatory notes. 




DRIVER. Driver wanted: Sherman Co. Preschool is looking for a driver for a 20 passenger van 2-3 hours a day Monday-Thursday.  You need to have or be able to obtain the appropriate license endorsement and if necessary we can help you with licensing costs.  You should pass a background check and enjoy being around 3-5 year olds, but know there will be another adult riding along to oversee the kids.  If you’re interested in a little extra income during your retirement or when your kids are at school this is a great job for you!  Please contact Sherman Co. Preschool at (541) 565-3320 or for a job application.  Open until filled. Sherman Co. Preschool is an equal opportunity provider.  9/2

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 .  9/9


COMMUNITY YARD SALE. Friday, September 2 through Monday, September 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Grass Valley Pavilion, Grass Valley, Oregon. No early sales. 9/2

ESPRESSO, SCHOOL SUPPLIES. Second Hand Made in Wasco now has ESPRESSO!  The machine is up and running, so stop and check it out.  Also, we have an assortment of school supplies available for the start of another school year.  9/2

GORGE VISTA SUBDIVISION. Gorge Vista subdivision has 16 lots available for sale. 3 lots are already sold and 2 sale pending. The lots range in size from .15 acre to .24 acres; prices range from $25K-$35K. There are a few lots with Columbia River views. Sherman County has a land home package loan assistance available to qualified buyers. Contact Cheri Belander, Owner/Or. Principal Broker, Cheri Belander Real Estate, 802 W 6th St., The Dalles, Or. 97058 & 1301 12th St., Hood River, Or. 97031 & 541-806-5424.   9/23

DOING BUSINESS WITH LOCAL PEOPLE. Sherman County Agri-Business Directory. 0/0

SERVICES: [home, personal, appliance, landscape, fencing, cleaning, maintenance, janitorial, computer, construction, sewing, repairs, transportation, media, preschool, day care, support & training]

SHERMAN COUNTY JOB CLUB. FREE. Are you looking for work? Need some help? Come to the Sherman County Job Club! Make that job yours! Every Wednesday from September 14 through November 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sherman County Extension Office, Moro. Topics: resumes, cover letters, applications, interviews, time management, social media for job success, and more! If you are receiving SNAP benefits, you may qualify for help with job search expenses such as gas, interview clothing, etc. Please RSVP with your name and phone number to Donitta by phone, email or text at 541-298-4101 ext. 208 or or 541-896-1783 (text only). ~ Mid-Columbia Council of Governments and Sherman County Community Outreach. 11/11

SHERMAN COUNTY STRENGTHENING FAMILIES PROGRAM for parents, grandparents, guardians and youth ages 10-14 years. Sherman County School, Tuesdays, September 27-November 8. FREE. Attend at least 5 of 7 sessions for $25 gift card. Questions? Register by calling Nancy Paul 1-855-308-2236 or email ~ The Next Door, funded by Sherman County Community Outreach.

SUPPORT FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS. FREE. Online classes. Most take only an hour to complete.Topics: medication management, caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s, managing common challenging behavior. Visit to browse catalog of classes and to register for free online classes. ~ Oregon Care Partners

REAL ESTATE SERVICES. Why hire just your average Realtor when you can hire one with years of successful negotiating experience and a proven track record of satisfied customers. Dan Pehlke, Principal Broker in Oregon, has just that. Now exclusively Powered by Cheri Belander Real Estate 802 W 6th St., The Dalles, OR  97058 & 1301 12th St., Hood River, OR 97031 Home of the 4.5% listing agreement with full representation and extreme networking with tremendous success. Give Dan Pehlke a call anytime at 503-547-9140 if you need to buy or sell real estate of any kind.  9/16

SHERMAN COUNTY BUSINESSES’ FREE MOBILE APP.  Sherman County businesses can now be found with your mobile phone! The John Day River Territory, a regional tourism marketing group representing Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler and Grant counties, has developed a mobile app through MyChamberApp that lists businesses and helps you map your way to them (information is listed under John Day River Territory in Oregon). To download this free App see  0/0

SHERMAN COUNTY AGRI-BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Sherman County businesses & services may be listed on the Sherman County website at under agri-business by town. Please contact Sherman County Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez  0/0 









DUPLEX. 2 bedroom. 1 bath 1500sqft duplex available in Grass Valley. Located on the edge of town. Private parking and private entrance. Rental price includes. Water, electric, garbage, wifi and sewer. $850. Text or call. First, last and deposits required. 5419995317  9/2

2. Calendar (new or corrected)


1-30 Sherman County Historical Museum – Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families 1-5

1-30 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Keith Blaylock Metal Art

1-5 Gilliam County Fair

2-5 Community Yard Sale in Grass Valley

3 Wasco School Centennial Celebration

5 Labor Day

6 Sherman County School District – 1st day of school

6 Sherman County Weed District Board

6 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

7 Sherman County Court 9

7 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Kent Baptist Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

8 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 4 White Salmon

8 Veterans’ Benefit Expo in Portland

8 Kiwanis Club Annual Steak Feed, Sorosis Park, The Dalles

10 Author’s Fest at Klindt’s Booksellers, The Dalles

10 Bob’s Ghost Town Safari Photography Workshop

10 Sherman High School Class of 1966 50th Reunion

10 Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Program 1 Discovery Center & Museum

11 Grandparents’ Day Free Admission, Sherman County Historical Museum 10-5

13 Court Appointed Special Advocate Training Begins

13 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

13 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

13 Sherman County Watershed Board Meeting 11:30 Burnet Building, Moro

14 Sherman County Job Club 11-12:30 Burnet Building, Moro

15 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

21 Sherman County Court 9

21 Sherman County Job Club 11-12:30 Burnet Building, Moro

22 First Day of Autumn

24 10th Annual Wasco Salmon/Steelhead Tournament

24 Oregon Gubernatorial Debate

27-Nov. 8 Strengthening Families Program (new dates) 1-855-308-2236

28 Sherman County Job Club 11-12:30 Burnet Building, Moro

30 Sherman County School District Hall of Honor Inductions



1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Patti Moore’s Fiber Arts

3 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10 Rufus

5 Sherman County Court 9

5 Sherman County Job Club 11-12:30 Burnet Building, Moro

5 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Wasco Church of Christ Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting


11 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

11 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

11 Sherman County Watershed Council Meeting 11:30 Burnet Building, Moro

12 Sherman County Job Club 11-12:30 Burnet Building, Moro

12 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30 Senior Center

15-16 Here & There Travel Fest, Oregon Convention Center

17-21 Sherman County School District Homecoming Week

19 Sherman County Court 9

19 Sherman County Job Club 11-12:30 Burnet Building, Moro

20 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility Board 10 NORCOR, The Dalles

20 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

24 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board 11-1 The Dalles

25 Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Board 1-3 The Dalles

26 Sherman County Job Club 11-12:30 Burnet Building, Moro

29 Sherman County Historical Museum Boots, Beer & Brats: Festival of Volunteers!

31 Sherman County Historical Museum closes for the season. Open by appointment November-April




2 Sherman County Job Club 11-12:30 Burnet Building, Moro

2 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Moro Presbyterian Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

6 Daylight Saving Time Ends

6 Sherman County Historical Society Fall Program 2


9 Sherman County Job Club 11-12:30 Burnet Building, Moro


16 Sherman County Job Club 11-12:30 Burnet Building, Moro

19 Max Nogle Dinner/Dance Celebrating the 100 year birthday of the Grass Valley Pavilion




3  Sherman County Historical Museum Christmas Open House & Museum Store Sale

3  Sherman County Bazaar & Christmas Tree Sale

7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 1941

7 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Wasco Methodist Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

21 First Day of Winter

22-30 Sherman School District Christmas Break

24 Christmas Eve


31 New Year’s Eve