Correction: Sherman County Public/School Library Board Meeting, Sept. 27
Sherman County Ambulance Board of Directors Board Meeting, Sept. 13
National Register of Historic Places: Sherman County, Oregon
10th Annual Wasco Salmon/Steelhead Tournament, Sept. 24
Harvest Moon Interpretive Nature Walk, Sept. 16
Happy Canyon Pageant & Wild West Show, an Oregon Heritage Tradition, Sept. 14-17
Commissioner Mike Smith announces write-in campaign
Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
1. Correction: Sherman County Public/School Library Board Meeting, Sept. 27
The Sherman County Public/School Library Board meeting will be held on September 27 at 6:30 p.m.
2. Sherman County Ambulance Board of Directors Board Meeting, Sept. 13
Sherman County Ambulance Board of Directors
Board Meeting Agenda
September 13, 2016
(Later Meeting Time)
- Open Meeting
- Approve June 1, 2016 and August 11, 2016 Meeting Minutes
- Old Business:
3.1 South Sherman EMT Class outstanding bill
3.2 South Sherman letter regarding EMR class
3.3 Dress Code Policy
3.4 Tobacco Policy
3.5 Weapons Policy
3.6 Other Old Business
- New Business
4.1 Auto Aid Agreement Review
4.2 ASA Committee
4.3 Other New Business
- Next Meeting December 13, 2016
3. National Register of Historic Places: Sherman County, Oregon
- Columbia Southern Railroad Passenger Station & Freight Warehouse
- DeMoss Springs Park
- Mack Canyon Archaeological Site
- John and Helen Moore House
- Sherman County Courthouse
4. 10th Annual Wasco Salmon/Steelhead Tournament, Sept. 24
Saturday, Sept 24, 2016
Registration——–(do not need to pre-register)
Heritage Landing 5am to 8:00am
(Mouth of the Deschutes River – Columbia River–Deschutes State Park)
All anglers are required to have licenses.
Law enforcement officers may be present.
Fishing will take place ONLY in the Columbia River, Celilo pool…..no tournament fishing in the Deschutes River per Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
$20 per adult 18 and older
$5 per child/youth 17 years and under (Oregon residents)
This includes a hamburger/hot dog type of lunch and are available to spectators to purchase for $5.00.
Silent auction of new items donated and purchased by the WSST available for your bids, including visitors!!
Weigh-in at the RR Depot in the city of Wasco between noon and 3 p.m. Wasco is located 10 miles SE of the Deschutes River (follow the signs thru the rolling wheat fields).
Grand Prize is one of Andy Nichols original glass fish.
All trophies and prizes will be awarded at 3 p.m.
Including the popular “I, also, fished” category again this year.
Questions? Carol 541-442-5079 or firstname.lastname@example.org
More information? www.wascooregon.com
5. Harvest Moon Interpretive Nature Walk, Sept. 16
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center hosts a Harvest Moon interpretive nature walk on the Riverfront Trail, Friday, September 16, 2016. Meet at the front of the museum at 6:30 p.m. then join Robbie Smith for an interpretive walk at 7 p.m. on the Riverfront Trail. Sunset is at 7:13 p.m., and the Harvest moon rises at 7:25 p.m. The trail is paved and handicap-accessible. Bring your friends and family for this free event, but please leave pets at home. The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is located at 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Visit www.gorgediscovery.org for more information.
6. Happy Canyon Pageant & Wild West Show, an Oregon Heritage Tradition, Sept. 14-17
Happy Canyon Pageant and Wild West Show, a community cultural event accompanying the Pendleton Round-Up, marks its 100th year with an Oregon Heritage Tradition designation by the Oregon Heritage Commission.
Other Oregon Heritage Traditions include the Oregon State Fair, the Pendleton Round-Up, the Klamath Basin Potato Festival and the Linn County Pioneer Picnic.
The pageant takes place September 14 through 17 in Pendleton. A banner will presented Friday evening before the show.
“The designation recognizes those traditions that have helped define the state,” said Eric Martin, the commission’s chair. “This event truly celebrates what is local heritage in Oregon.”
This event began as a way to entertain Pendleton Round-Up fans in the evening. It started as just a wild-west show, but in 1916 the show was scripted to include the Tribal portion. The founders portrayed the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla cultures for all the world to see. This show was a distinct opportunity to demonstrate for the non-Indian audience a way of life they couldn’t learn about anywhere else??with local Tribal people presenting their own culture and history.
The show continues to share the local history and culture with thousands in its performances and through participation in community events throughout the year.
“To receive this designation is such an honor for Happy Canyon.” said Happy Canyon President JJ Spriet. “We have to thank the visionaries, Roy Raley and Anna Minthorn Wannassay, who wrote our show, and the thousands of volunteers who have made it happen since 1916.” Spriet said.
An Oregon Heritage Tradition must have been in continuous operation for more than 50 years, demonstrate a public profile and reputation that distinguishes it from more routine events, and add to the livability and identity of the state. A list of Tradition designations is available at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/pages/oht.aspx .
The Oregon Heritage Commission coordinates efforts to solve statewide heritage issues through grants, education, and advocacy, and also promotes heritage tourism efforts.
7. Commissioner Mike Smith announces write-in campaign
Submitted by Mike Smith
As reported by the Gorge News Center this week, Sherman County Commissioner Mike Smith has begun a Write-In Campaign for the Commissioner race this November. After a very close primary, Commissioner Smith said he received an outpouring of support and requests to run as a write-in for the general election. Smith stated that he waited several months to see if the encouragement decreased. Instead, it became much stronger. With growing support and his discovery that due to Oregon closed primaries, more than 50% of the county’s voters could not chose either candidate on the ballot. Commissioner Smith said he decided to run in the general election, “Where everyone has the right to choose who they want as Commissioner.” Smith will be hosting a Town Hall event Monday, Sept. 12th at 6:00 PM, at the Wasco Annex after Potlatch. He welcomes everyone to discuss current projects and future opportunities. The Commissioner commented that, “A write-in is no easy task, so I greatly appreciate anyone who is willing to help.” Here is the link to the full interview from the Gorge News Center. http://gorgenewscenter.com/interview-sherman-county-commissioner-mike-smith-urging-a-write-in-vote-in-november/
8. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
Map. The World’s Population in 1900 http://brilliantmaps.com/worlds-population-in-1900/
Commentary. Thomas Sowell: Misleading Statistics http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2016/09/06/misleading-statistics-n2214085
Commentary: Hillary’s Email Scandal Takes Down the FBI http://freedomsback.com/ben-shapiro/hillarys-email-scandal-takes-down-the-fbi/
Breitbart News http://www.breitbart.com/
History Tidbits: The People’s Republic, Wasco, Oregon 1898 http://genealogytrails.com/ore/sherman/news/news_1898_3.html