Sherman County eNews #252


  1. Artists Marketing Workshop, Nov. 19

  2. Restore Oregon’s Heritage Barn Workshop, Oct. 1

  3. American Indian Trade Blanket Expert Barry Friedman

    Featured at Maryhill Museum of Art October 15

  4. Oregon Law: Sole-source procurements

  5. NOAA Opens House on October 13th

  6. Efficiency vs. Effectiveness

  7. U.S. Census, Sherman County Quick Facts

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

Remember that no one can hurt your feelings without your cooperation and willingness. No one can cause you to have any kind of emotional reaction without your first giving them permission to do so. You alone are responsible for your feelings and emotions. When you know what you plan to do with your life, you will not allow annoying situations to deter you from your goals for long. If you set ambitious goals for yourself and work enthusiastically toward them, you will quickly realize that you don’t have time to allow petty annoyances to upset you and keep you from your objectives. ~ Napoleon Hill

1.Artists Marketing Workshop, Nov. 19

paint.brushesNovember 19, 2016, 1-4pm
Instructor: Kerry Cobb
Workshop Fee: $20/person

This workshop is designed specifically for artists who wish to learn better techniques for marketing and selling their art. Topics include Self-Promotion Tools, Branding, Understanding Your Customer, Marketing Platforms, The Personal Touch, Marketing as an Integral Part of Your Artist Life.

Kerry Cobb is the Executive Director of the Columbia Center for the Arts and has over 30 years of direct marketing, promotions, and public relations experience. Space is limited to 30 students. See

 2. Restore Oregon’s Heritage Barn Workshop, Oct. 1

barnEastern Oregon Barn Families! If you are interested in participating in a Barn Workshop on the east side of the state, please notify

EASTERN OREGON Agritourism Project
Janet E. Dodson, Consultant/Coordinator
North Powder, Oregon
541.786.8006 or 541.898.2620

There is nothing more iconic than a great old barn standing proud on the agricultural landscape.  Yet these icons pose special challenges for those wishing to preserve them and the stories they hold. Champoeg State Park and its historic Donald Manson Barn (1862), one of the few remaining Pioneer-era barns still standing in the Willamette Valley, will be the site of Restore Oregon’s annual Heritage Barn Workshop set for October 1st. The day-long workshop will feature speakers, hands-on training, examples of creative reuse, and sessions on barn condition assessment and stabilization. Over the course of the day there will be a demonstration on historic barn construction techniques and tools. Barn owners, preservationists, and the general public are invited with no previous knowledge needed to participate.

Restore Oregon’s Heritage Barn Workshop <>

October 1, 2016 9am to 4pm

Champoeg State Park

8239 Champoeg Road NE

(just SW of Wilsonville and SE of Newburg)

Tickets are $35 for Restore Oregon members; $45 for non-members and must be purchased in advance at;; or by calling 503 243-1923. Snacks, beverages, and lunch are included in the registration fee.  Underwriting by Greenline Fine Woodworking and New Energy Works Timberframers made this program possible.

3. American Indian Trade Blanket Expert Barry Friedman
Featured at Maryhill Museum of Art October 15

Program includes gallery walkthrough and blanket appraisal

bird.eagle1(GOLDENDALE, Wash., September 21, 2016) Maryhill Museum of Art is pleased to host author and antique American Indian trade blanket specialist Barry Friedman for a gallery walkthrough and appraisal program titled Barry Friedman’s Walkin’ Talkin’ Indian Trade Blanket Lecture on Saturday, October 15 at 2 p.m.

During the program, Friedman, author of Chasing Rainbows: Collecting American Indian Trade & Camp Blankets (2003) and Still Chasing Rainbows: Collecting American Indian Trade & Camp Blankets, Volume Two (2014), will give a brief introduction to trade blankets and then lead a walkthrough of the exhibition A Kaleidoscope of Color: American Indian Trade Blankets. The exhibition, which is on view through November 15, 2016 at Maryhill, features boldly colored pre-1925 blankets from a variety of well-known historic American manufacturers such as J. Capps & Sons, Racine, Oregon City and Pendleton Woolen Mills among others.

After the gallery tour, Friedman, who is a vintage blanket consultant to Pendleton Woolen Mills and a vintage blanket supplier to Ralph Lauren, will provide appraisals of visitors’ own trade blankets. The appraisal segment of the program is designed to be educational in nature, with the audience invited to listen in and learn about the history, designs and cultural significance of the trade blankets brought in by visitors.

Both the gallery walkthrough and the appraisals are free with museum admission. Out of consideration of the museum environment, visitors are asked to make sure their blankets are free of dust and dander.

A Kaleidoscope of Color: American Indian Trade Blankets is sponsored in part by the J & S Bishop Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.

4. Oregon Law: Sole-source procurements 279B.075¹

(1) A contracting agency may award a contract for goods or services without competition if the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, a local contract review board, a state contracting agency, if the state contracting agency has procurement authority under ORS 279A.050 (Procurement authority), the State Chief Information Officer, with respect to goods or services described in subsection (2)(b) of this section and if the director has delegated the necessary authority to the State Chief Information Officer, or a person designated in writing by the director, board or state contracting agency with procurement authority under ORS 279A.050 (Procurement authority), determines in writing, in accordance with rules adopted under ORS 279A.065 (Model rules generally), that the goods or services, or class of goods or services, are available from only one source.

(2) The determination of a sole source must be based on written findings that may include:

(a) That the efficient utilization of existing goods requires acquiring compatible goods or services;

(b) That the goods or services required to exchange software or data with other public or private agencies are available from only one source;

(c) That the goods or services are for use in a pilot or an experimental project; or

(d) Other findings that support the conclusion that the goods or services are available from only one source.

(3) To the extent reasonably practical, the contracting agency shall negotiate with the sole source to obtain contract terms that are advantageous to the contracting agency. [2003 c.794 §55; 2005 c.103 §8c; 2015 c.807 §24]

5. NOAA’s National Weather Service Opens House, Oct. 13

weather-rainThe public is invited to an open house hosted by NOAA’s National Weather Service on Thursday October 13 from 10 am to 3 pm. The Open House will be at the regional Weather Forecast Office, which on the west side of the Pendleton, Oregon airport, located at 2001 NW 56th Drive.

The Open House will feature demonstrations to highlight the technology and expertise used to produce weather forecasts and warnings for eastern Oregon and Washington. There will also be displays from Life Flight, Oregon Department of Transportation, Emergency Management, and the Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones) Test Range. Also planned is a special fire weather balloon release that will be tracked thousands of feet into the atmosphere.

Refreshments will be provided and attendees will have a chance to win door prizes. More information will be updated at and also on Facebook.

6. Efficiency vs. Effectiveness

teamworkPuzzleDid you know that there is an important difference between efficiency and effectiveness? Let’s talk about that difference and, more importantly, why it matters.

Most businesses focus a lot of energy on running an efficient operation – efficient in the sense that things get done with a minimum of effort and motion. It’s low input and high output. In other words, efficiency is doing things right. But doing what things? Ah-ha! This is a very important question.

You see, effectiveness should be doing the right things right. And effectiveness is what you want to aim for, because you can be extremely efficient at doing the wrong things. You can practice the wrong technique or the wrong moves until you’ve got it down perfectly. And then you’re going to wonder and worry about why you’re not doing any better, why the business is failing, why your customers don’t come back when everything is running like a well-oiled machine.

So when you visualize yourself or your business, don’t just see yourself doing things right. See yourself doing the right things right. And remember that sometimes the right thing done imperfectly can beat the heck out of a flawless performance of the wrong thing. Edward Deming, the originator of the total quality management movement, once said that if you run a company on numbers alone, you are sure to fail, because the most important numbers are unknown and unknowable.

It is possible that one of the things he meant was don’t worry so much about doing things right, and concentrate instead on doing the right things. Not such a bad thing to teach our children, as well. ~ The Pacific Institute

 7. U.S. Census, Sherman County Quick Facts


POPULATION, est. 2015

1,680 est. July 1, 2015  (1,765 2010 census)

3.7% under age 5

18% under age 18

25% age 65 +

50.2% females

2.5% foreign-born

204 veterans


913 housing units (918 in 2010)

64% owner-occupied housing units


13.8% persons with disabilities under age 65 2010-2014

11.3% persons without health insurance under age 65 2010-2014


57% civilian labor force age 16 and over 2010-2014

49.4% civilian labor force females age 16 and over

254 total health care & social assistance receipts/revenue 2012


$39,960 median household income 2014 dollars

$27,427 per capita income past 12 months 2010-2014

14.2& persons in poverty


53 total employer establishments 2014

448 employment 2014

105 non-employer establishments 2014


2.1 population per square mile

823.69 square miles land area.

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

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Internet: Rural Technology Group 

Frontier Regional 911 Facebook

Oregon Office of Emergency Management 911

U.S. Census: Oregon Quick Facts

Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Building Codes, Other Services

North Carolina made drug testing mandatory for welfare recipients

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