Sherman County eNews #249


  1. 10th Annual Wasco Salmon/Steelhead Tournament, Sept. 24

  2. Sherman County Photography Club Meeting, Sept. 26

  3. Sherman County Medical Clinic’s Flu Shot Clinic, Oct. 11

  4. Sherman County Fair Board News & Words of Appreciation

  5. Oregon Days of Culture: Share Your Cultural Experience, Win Prizes

  6. Help for Parents to Protect Kids on the Move: The Ultimate Car Seat Guide

  7. Sherman County eNews Editorial Policies

  8. Honesty Starts from Within

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

Political campaigns, like them or not, are part of the process for recruiting and interviewing candidates. It’s our responsibility to understand the requirements of the position sought and the qualifications of the contenders. As candidates make their pitch we hear a liberal use of “I” from those who like to hear themselves talk. We prefer to hear the word “we” which indicates that the candidate understands that governance is a team effort.  We think it would be an improvement if responses to questions were of substance, direct and accurate. We expect honesty. It is not about you, the candidate! You work for us, The People. We should not forget it!  ~ Q.E. McGillicuddy.

 1. 10th Annual Wasco Salmon/Steelhead Tournament, Sept. 24

camera.35mm.blueSaturday, Sept 24, 2016

Registration (no 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… 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: 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

More information?

2. Sherman County Photography Club Meeting, Sept. 26

After taking a summer break, the Sherman County Photography Club will be meeting again September 26 at 7 p.m. at the Sherman County Public/School Library. Come and join in the fun of monthly guest speakers, field trips and photo challenges.

3. Sherman County Medical Clinic’s Flu Shot Clinic, Oct. 11


The Sherman County Medical Clinic is having their annual Flu Shot Clinic!

Tuesday, October 11th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm

For more information visit us online at

or call 541-565-3325.

4. Sherman County Fair Board News & Words of Appreciation

applause1A Great Big Thank You To Everyone! The Sherman County Fair Board: Bert, Bryce, Jennifer, Ricky, Shandie, Ted, Tom and Beth, extend a hearty thank you to the participants, volunteers and guests who attended and helped to make the 2016 Country Pride, County Wide Fair a success!  We could not do it without the community coming together to make the fair a realization!

We remind you that we still have available our panel donations.  These panels are for our new warm up arena for the horses and can be used in different configurations to help make our events run smoothly.  These panels are $130.00 and will have name plates attached designating the donor or you may turn them into a tribute or a memorial.  Please send checks to Sherman County Fair at P.O. Box 45, Wasco, OR 97065 along with the name you would like on the panel. If you have any questions, please call Bryce at 541- 980- 1539. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you next year! ~~ Jennifer Zimmerlee, Fair Board member.

 5. Oregon Days of Culture: Share Your Cultural Experience, Win Prizes

Covered WagonSalem, Ore. — “Active is an understatement. Oregonians are erupting with imagination…” The brand anthem for the Oregon Cultural Trust proclaims the unique connection Oregonians have with culture; a connection that is celebrated each October during Days of Culture.

Days of Culture 2016 will showcase the diverse ways Oregonians experience culture with an Oct. 1-8 social media campaign inviting individuals to share snapshots and videos of their cultural experiences. All who post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ORCulture will be entered to win prizes that showcase Central Oregon culture.

The prizes include: three nights in a River Ridge one-bedroom suite (sleeps four) at Mount Bachelor Village Resort; Mount Bachelor lift tickets; a Wanderlust half-day excursion; passes to the High Desert Museum; a $100 gift certificate to Bend’s Tower Theatre; passes to the Museum at Warm Springs including a Huckleberry gift basket; and 2017 “The Men Behind the Quilts” calendars from the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

Traditionally a weeklong celebration of events and activities presented by Oregon’s 1,400+ cultural organizations, coalitions and tribes, Days of Culture commemorates the Oct.8 anniversary of the Cultural Trust, established in 2002. The decision to expand the celebration to feature individual experiences came from a desire to demonstrate how interwoven our culture is with everyday life.

“Many people think culture is exclusively about art, humanities and history,” said Aili Schreiner, Cultural Trust manager. “Certainly going to a concert, reading a book or visiting a monument are cultural experiences, but so is celebrating a birthday by eating cake or landing your first salmon on the Columbia River. Our culture is defined by who we are, what we do and how we experience life.”

All Oregonians are invited to share their culture by capturing a photo or video of a cultural moment or event (anything from a visit to a lighthouse, a poetry reading, a sporting event or a concert to a quinceanera or a book club) and posting it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ORCulture. The goal is to digitally showcase a range of cultural experiences from around the state. All posts will be entered to win the Central Oregon prizes.

Days of Culture also launches the Trust’s fundraising season; those who gave or give a 2016 donation to one of Oregon’s designated 1,400+ cultural nonprofits are eligible for a tax credit if they make a matching gift to the Cultural Trust.

For details on Days of Culture 2016 and the tax credit, visit
To learn more about the cultural and recreational paradise of Bend, Oregon check out

6. Every 33 Seconds, a Child is Involved in a Car Crash 

New Help for Parents to Protect Kids on the Move: The Ultimate Car Seat Guide

[Portland, Ore.] — With more than 2,600 children under 13 involved in a car crash every day, or one child every 33 seconds, parents need to be extra vigilant about keeping kids safe in cars. And while most families put kids in car seats, the latest research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that 59 percent of car seats are not installed correctly. To bring parents easy-to-access expert advice to protect their children in cars, Safe Kids Worldwide is launching a new resource – the Ultimate Car Seat Guide in honor of this year’s national Child Passenger Week (Sept. 18 — 24, 2016). Organizations across Oregon will host car seat checkup events throughout the month.


The Guide, developed with support from General Motors, gives expert guidance to parents, particularly new parents, on the important decisions they face when choosing and using a car seat. It offers parent-friendly tips on how to fit a child into a car seat and how to know when it is time to move to a new type of seat.

Based on the wisdom gained from checking nearly two million car seats at Safe Kids Buckle Up events, the Guide provides parents the latest best practices to give kids the best protection. Advice covers all stages of a child’s development, from the first car seat until the child is ready to ride with a seat belt.

“We are constantly asked by parents what kind of car seat to buy, how to install it properly, and when a child should move into a booster seat,” said Lucie Drum, Coordinator for Safe Kids Portland Metro, led by American Medical Response (AMR). “Not every parent can make it to a car seat checkup event when they have questions about their car seat, but with the Ultimate Car Seat Guide, we can reach more parents with helpful tips to protect kids on the move.”

“For nearly 20 years, we’ve been a partner with Safe Kids and have supported the Buckle Up program to raise awareness” said Jeff Boyer, Vice President of General Motors Global Vehicle Safety. “We are extremely proud that we can now offer parents a valuable tool that allows free access to vital safety information.”

“Safe Kids provides accessible, easy-to-understand resources and education for parents and caregivers who want to make sure their littlest passengers are safe and secure in the correct car seat,” said Dr. Mark Rosekind, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “It’s our goal to make sure every child is buckled up, every time, and I applaud Safe Kids for their efforts in support of that mission.”

About Child Passenger Safety Week – September 18-24
Child Passenger Safety Week is September 18-24 and culminates with National Seat Check Saturday on September 24. In September, Safe Kids partners will host nearly 500 car seat events and inspection stations across the country, offering guidance from Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians on proper car seat and booster seat installation and usage. Parents and caregivers can visit, or to see a calendar listing of checkup events in Oregon.

7. Sherman County eNews Editorial Policies

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8. Honesty Starts from Within

question-markParents, if your kids had a class called “Honesty 101,” would they cheat to get a passing grade? Do kids today think of cheating as something everybody does, except nerds? Do they see it as a victimless crime that involves little risk and certain gain?

According to surveys of students and teachers across the U.S. and abroad, the answer is, unfortunately, yes. Fred Schab, professor emeritus at the University of Georgia who passed away in 2009, wrote that since 1969 when he began his study, cheating had been on the rise. An academic cheating fact sheet out of Stanford University states that while about 20% of college students in the 1940s admitted to cheating, surveys today show that between 75% and 98% of college students admitted having cheated in high school.

More kids think dishonesty is sometimes necessary and more parents are helping their kids avoid school rules. With cheating very visibly going on around them – from the savings and loan scandals to international athletes using performance-enhancing drugs, to Dad bragging about how he got out of a traffic ticket – somehow this isn’t surprising.

Our schools need clear policies on cheating and an open discussion of the ethics involved. They also need to make sure kids understand just what cheating is, and enforce serious penalties for those who are caught. Clearer learning goals and noncompetitive evaluation of students’ progress could help, too. As well, we need an understanding that cheating is doing dishonor to the self. Every time we cheat, we subtract from the sum of who we are.

Most important of all are high standards for ethical behavior – taught, talked about and practiced at home. Do you value honesty? If you do, it is important to think about how you can best teach your children to value it too. Parents are the single greatest influence on children up to age five, and it is rarely too early to learn the benefits of honesty – especially with oneself. ~ The Pacific Institute 

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

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