Sherman County eNews #230


  1. Sherman High Class of 1966 Reunion, Sept. 10

  2. Correction: Sherman County School District Communication #14

  3. Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Celebrates Columbia River Highway Centennial, Sept. 9

  4. Tamastslikt Cultural Institute Opens Exhibit: Legend & Legacy: Jackson Sundown & Happy Canyon a Century Later

  5. Family Caregiver Support Program, Area Agency on Aging

  6. Harnessing the Power of Visualization

1. Sherman High Class of 1966 Reunion, Sept. 10

pencil.spiralSherman High School Grads are invited to join the SHS Class of 1966 as we celebrate our 50th Class Reunion!!
September 10, 2016
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cousins Restaurant, The Dalles, OR
No-Host Social Hour: 6-6:30 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m. ($25 per person)

Dinner Reservations
RSVP to Terri Bardenhagen – 503-812-4481
Please forward reservation checks ASAP to:
Melva Thomas
P.O. Box 7
Wasco, OR 97065
Payable to “Sherman High Class of 1966.”

Please join us as we renew old friendships, reminisce about days gone by and share life experiences!!

2. Correction: Sherman County School District Communication #14

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3. Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Celebrates Columbia River Highway Centennial, Sept. 9

ColumbiaRiver.gorge-stampjpg-16f8d9ef4abd765cRobert Hadlow will present Remember, Restore, Reconnect: The Historic Columbia River Highway Friday, September 9, at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles.

Robert W. Hadlow, Ph.D., is the senior historian with the Oregon Department of Transportation. For over 25 years, Hadlow has researched and written on historic roads and bridges throughout the United States. He prepared the National Historic Landmark nomination for the Columbia River Highway Historic District (2000) and the multiple property National Register nomination for C. B. McCullough’s Major Oregon Coast Highway Bridges (2005).

The Columbia River Highway, now known as the Historic Columbia River Highway, was the first scenic highway in the United States. A century ago, its designers created a well-engineered road that they integrated into the magnificent landscape. It was “America’s Great Highway.” It was the “King of Roads.” The highway’s popularity was also its demise, as traffic moved to a faster river-level route in the 1940s and 1950s, which eventually became Interstate 84.

Preserved drivable segments of the historic highway continued to carry tourist traffic.  Other segments were destroyed to create the new highway.

Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation and partners are restoring and reconnecting long abandoned highway segments to become the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

This event is part of the Centennial Celebration of the Historic Columbia River Highway, dedicated in 1916. It is made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Heritage Commission.

Reservations are required by September 7. Tickets for this event may be purchased by calling 541-296-8600 ext. 201 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm daily or online at<>. For a list of events celebrating the centennial of the Columbia River Highway visit 

 4. Tamastslikt Cultural Institute Opens Exhibit: Legend & Legacy: Jackson Sundown & Happy Canyon a Century Later Resort & Casino present this uniquely local exhibition of two fascinating stories. Learn about the history of the Happy Canyon Pageant and the Umatilla Confederated Tribes’ participation in its script and presentation as well as the championship ride of Jackson Sundown.

This exhibit will debut September 2 and run through October 29 at the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton. Visit their website for more information:

5. Family Caregiver Support Program, Area Agency on Aging

grandparents.3Information, referrals, training, respite, durable equipment, support groups, & counseling for unpaid family caregivers caring for someone over the age of 60, or of any age with Alzheimer’s or a dementia-related disease.


Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging

1113 Kelly Ave., The Dalles, OR 97058

Family Caregiver Support Program


“Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these.”  ― Siddhārtha Gautama

 6. Harnessing the Power of Visualization

glassesWhat do you know about visualization? Have you heard people talking about learning how to do it? Well, here’s something you should know. You don’t have to learn how to visualize. Visualization is something all of us do all the time, either positively or negatively. 

What you can learn is that if you want to improve the quality of your life, visualization is the way to eliminate negative and increase positive thoughts. Now the term visualization may be a little misleading. Some people do see clear, colorful images when they visualize, but for others it’s really something they hear, and for others something they sense or feel. The precise way it works for you doesn’t matter as much as how vivid it is and how much emotion and clarity you associate with it.

Positive visualization helps you get comfortable with a new reality you are creating for yourself and helps you move forward quickly with goals. It also helps you decide between alternative courses of action – you choose those that fit in with your vision and avoid those that don’t.

So, to those of you who are heading off to school, what will you visualize? Short-term, it may be success in your classes, and long-term that degree. Will you visualize paying attention in class and absorbing all there is to learn, or will you visualize lunch breaks and free time after school? Will you visualize walking across that stage to receive your diploma at graduation? And ultimately, will you visualize that job or career that is the culmination of your education?

One important piece to remember is that visualization, or imagination, tends to become reality. Since this is the case, wouldn’t it be better to focus your visualizations on positive ends? The human mind is incredibly creative and powerful. It is up to each of us to channel that creativity toward constructive objectives and one vital path toward those objectives is through positive visualization. ~ The Pacific Institute