Sherman County eNews #240


  1. “Sticks in Stacks” at Sherman County Public/School Library, Sept. 15

  2. Library Book Club, Sept. 20

  3. Sherman Middle School Football & Volleyball Schedule Update

  4. Relevance: School to Work

  5. Sherman County Cultural Coalition 2016 Fall Grant Applications

  6. Resources. Preparing for a Disaster or Emergency 

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

1. “Sticks in Stacks” at Sherman County Public/School Library, Sept. 15

sewKnitsheep“Sticks in Stacks” –  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. Library Book Club, Sept. 20

books.loveThe Sherman County Public/School Library Book Club will meet on Tuesday, September 20 at 6:00 p.m. Join us for tea and a discussion of our September book, Wildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman. For more information: 541-565-3279 or

3. Sherman Middle School Football & Volleyball Schedule Update

Sept. 15 Thurs FB Ione Sherman 4:00
    VB Ione Sherman 4:00
Sept. 19 Mon VB South Wasco County Maupin 3:00
Sept. 22 Thurs FB Echo Echo 4:00
Sept. 26 Mon VB Arlington Sherman 3:00
Sept. 29 Thurs FB Arlington/Condon/Wheeler Condon 3:00
    VB Condon Condon 3:00
Oct. 3 Mon VB Dufur Dufur 4:00
Oct. 6 Thurs FB South Wasco County Sherman 5:00
    VB South Wasco County Sherman 5:00
Oct. 10 Mon VB Arlington Arlington 3:00
Oct. 17 Mon VB Condon Sherman 3:00
Oct. 20 Thurs FB Lyle Lyle High School 5:00
Oct. 24 Mon VB South Wasco County Maupin 3:00
Oct. 27 Thurs FB Dufur Sherman 4:00
    VB Dufur Sherman 4:00

Athletic Director: Gary Lewis

Principal: Bill Blevins

Superintendent: Wes Owens


Coach: Gary Lewis

Asst. Coach: MJ Walker


7/8 Coach: Andrew Pflaum

5/6 Coach: Talese Slay 

4. Relevance: School to Work

Contrary to what you may think, having high-powered technical skills or an advanced and specialized education are not all it takes to land a good job in today’s job market. Recent articles show what employers look for in a new-hire.

At the top of the list are people who can communicate effectively, think critically and logically, and who continue to learn throughout their lives. Also high on the list are people who can demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviors, responsibility and adaptability. And, finally, employers want people who can work well with others and be productive members of a team.

If you currently are a student, every time you solve a math problem, write an essay, learn to use new software, or work on a group project, you are developing skills and attitudes that will help you land a good job someday. That’s one reason why high school dropouts have such a bleak employment picture. They don’t believe what they are learning in school has any relevance to their future needs. This is one belief that holds them back.

Teachers who are dedicated to their students’ learning make the extra effort to draw parallels from the subject they are teaching to the ultimate uses in everyday life – especially in today’s job market. Yes, sometimes it’s difficult to figure out why you are reading Shakespeare, until you realize that in his plays, he is opening a window of understanding into human behaviors and the motivations behind human actions. In your future workplaces, you will see these characters played out before your very eyes.

With this new school year, if you’re thinking of dropping out, please think again. Give yourself the opportunity to explore the possibilities of your future. The persistence and resiliency that you develop by staying in school, and seeing it through, will serve you well every day of your life. The schoolwork that seems dumb to you now is really developing skills for later, and by sticking with it, you are preparing yourself to successfully ride the winds of change that blow every day. ~ The Pacific Institute

5. Sherman County Cultural Coalition 2016 Fall Grant Applications

art.toolsSherman County Cultural Coalition Fall Grant Applications are available. Applicants may be individuals and/or groups and need not be legally recognized non-profits.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2016

Awards up to $1,500 will be granted in support of local Sherman County activities and events which promote Culture, Humanities, Heritage and the Arts in Sherman County.

Mail or email requests for Grant Guidelines and Grant Application to:

Sherman County Cultural Coalition
P.O. Box 23
Moro, OR 97039 or

Contact Melva Thomas at 541-442-5488 or

6. Resources. Preparing for a Disaster or Emergency

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

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“To just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the ‘basket of deplorables,'” Hillary Clinton said at a New York fundraiser on Sept. 9. “The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it. And unfortunately, there are people like that, and he has lifted them up.”  ~ (Video: The Washington Post / Photo: AP)

Blog. Hillary ‘regrets’ misestimating the fraction of Trump supporters that are ‘deplorables’ 


Deplorable is she who calls millions of us deplorable.

Deplorable is name calling.

Deplorable are the liars.

Deplorable is the blatant bias of the media.

Deplorable is failure to learn from history.

Deplorable is an ill-informed electorate.

Deplorable is the electorate who got us in this mess.

Deplorable is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different outcome.

Deplorable is the apology.

~ Q.E. McGillicuddy.

Here’s how Pendleton makes its iconic blankets (Photos)