Sherman County eNews #258


  1. Weather: October Outlook & September Monthly Climate Summary

  2. Wasco School Preservation Town Hall Meeting, Oct. 4

  3. Frontier Regional 911 Agency

  4. True West Magazine Best of the West Survey 2017

  5. If You Can See It

  6. Née

  7. Town Hall Event with Commissioner Smith – Rufus, OR

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

1. Weather: October Outlook & September Monthly Climate Summary

sun.simpleYou can find the October outlook and the September
  monthly climate
monthly climate summary AND GRAPHS (toggle between color and gray) for Moro at

~ Dennis Hull- KB0NYC
Warning Coordination Meteorologist

2. Wasco School Preservation Town Hall Meeting, Oct. 4

Anyone interested in the future of the Wasco School is encouraged to attend a “Town Hall” meeting that will be held at the Wasco City Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4th.  Your support and/or input is wanted and we would love to see many community members attend.

3. Frontier Regional 911 Agency – Dispatch Center

emergencydial911The Frontier Regional 911 Agency, formerly Tri-County Communications, is operated by and serves Gilliam, Sherman, Wheeler and Jefferson counties.

The board of directors comprises four sheriffs and four county court representatives for the respective counties. Their responsibilities include services, personnel, training, budget, equipment, repair and maintenance. Current board members are:

Gilliam County – Sheriff Gary Bettencourt and Judge Steve Shaffer

Jefferson County – Sheriff Jim Adkins and Commissioner Mike Ahern

Sherman County – Sheriff Brad Lohrey and Commissioner Mike Smith

Wheeler County – Sheriff Chris Humphreys and (possibly Lynn Morley).

The Dispatch Center in Condon is owned by the four counties and is funded by 911 taxes received from the State of Oregon and additional funds coming from Jefferson County. Wheeler County acts as the fiscal agent for Frontier Regional 911. The current 911 Manager is April Stream and the 911 Supervisor is Renee Heidy.

Frontier Regional 911 uses the infrastructure created by Frontier TeleNet, including the radio repeaters located on Frontier TeleNet’s 58 towers in 8 counties, as well as microwave bandwidth, radio and computer devices, and the digital switch that was purchased by Frontier Digital Network to enhance the communications in the three county area. ~ From information provided by Chris Fitzsimmons, Gilliam County. Also see 

4. True West Magazine Best of the West Survey 2017

True West is conducting its annual “Best of the West” survey, and we want to hear from you!  We value your opinions, and we have so much fun finding out what history offerings you’ve enjoyed the most this year! Your nominations help us to create even better editorial for the coming year and allow us to honor those who continue to keep Old West history alive. Thank you for taking the time to pick your favorites! The final winners will be shared in our January “Best of the West” issue.  ~ The Editors

5. If You Can See It

eye2Let’s talk one more time about the skill of visualization. We talked about it earlier this week, but more in relation to sports and sports activities. Today let’s give it a broader application.

Visualization is a pretty simple technique that has incredible power to change lives and expand potential. In fact, you have probably been using it since you were very young. Then, we called it “playing pretend” as we “practiced” what we wanted to be when we grew up. Unfortunately, as we grew up, we let go of playing pretend. It may be time to pick it up again.

When we let our minds wander and see ourselves not as we are, but as what we can become, we stimulate incredible growth and incredible change. We are giving ourselves hope which, in even the darkest times, can be enough to keep us on the move toward a goal. Life becomes exciting again, and we can continue to grow and expand our accomplishments because of an expanding self-image.

Now this doesn’t mean that we go around with our heads in the clouds, out of touch with reality. But it does mean that we have a vision of a new reality that becomes a sneak peek into the future. It also means that our primary focus is not on what we are today, but what we can be tomorrow. This technique, or ability, motivates us to take on new challenges and surpass ourselves. We are no longer trapped by our pasts, but are free to take a greater hand in determining our futures.

Like the song said, “If I can see it, I can be it.” Help your family and friends, especially your children, to keep “playing pretend.” Help them by painting a vivid mental picture of all that they can be and do.  You don’t need to be a Leonardo, or a Van Gogh, or Picasso. Your passion and belief in them will give you the colors and the words you need. ~ The Pacific Institute

6. Née



adjective: née; adjective: nee

  1. originally called; born (used especially in adding a woman’s maiden name after her married name).

as in Mary Smith nee Johnson.

7. Town Hall Event with Commissioner Smith – Rufus, OR

Town Hall Event Thursday Oct. 6th at Rufus City hall, 304 E. Second St. Suite 300 at 6:30PM

Town Hall events with Commissioner Mike Smith were recently held in Wasco and Moro. Mike wants to be sure to reach out to as many people as possible so another event will be held this Thursday in Rufus.

All are welcome to come to discuss current Sherman County projects, future opportunities and to ask questions. Another event will be announced in Grass Valley soon. Refreshments will be provided

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

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