Sherman County eNews #261


  1. Sherman County School District Board Meeting, Oct. 10

  2. Sherman County Library Art Show Call For Entries

  3. Effectiveness On The Job

  4. Frontier TeleNet Special Meeting of the Board of Directors, Oct. 10

  5. Leadership Development Classes Available

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

  7. Sherman County Historical Museum October Artist – Patti Moore

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

1. Sherman County School District Board Meeting, Oct. 10

The Sherman County School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 10, 2016. This meeting will be held in the meeting room of the Sherman County Public/School Library.




2. Sherman County Library Art Show Call For Entries

paint.brushesA call for entries: Sherman County Public/School Library requests art featuring the people, places, and themes of Sherman County. It is to be displayed on the gallery wall in the Library foyer from October 15 through October 29. Eligibility: Open to artists and residents of Sherman County. Each artist may submit as may entries as you wish, however, if you submit more than 2 we reserve the right to select from your entries. No entry fees. Specifications: All 2-dimensional media will be considered (drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, mixed media, collage, textile arts, etc.) Entries must be original works (no copies, patterns, etc.) You may submit past work which has been on display before or a new work. We simply ask that it meet the subject criteria.

3. Effectiveness On The Job

How effective are you while you’re at work? Let’s look at some ways to increase your on-the-job effectiveness.

If you don’t feel very effective or productive while you’re at work, it can lead to a downward spiral. When you don’t feel effective, it can lower your feelings of self-worth. This, in turn, leads to even less effective performance, and down and down you go.

A downward spiral is the last thing you need. Chances are you can work far more effectively than you are now and move yourself into an upward trend, instead. How? Well, start by getting control of your time and managing it as well as possible. Keep a log for a week or two and track every minute of your day at work, then analyze it. Are you doing things that move you toward your goals (personal or professional)? Are you developing strategies for eliminating time traps and time wasters that are pulling you away from achieving your goals?

It’s also important that you stay up to date with the technical innovations in your business or industry by reading and taking classes, if necessary. What classes are available in an online format that you can work on during the evenings and weekends? Are you willing to put in the extra time and effort to get a certificate that proves your commitment to an even better job? If you feel out of date and out of touch, your self-image and performance will suffer.

Finally, if you don’t have a network of people who stimulate and support you, it’s not too late to start one. Make a point of developing cordial relationships with people who can serve as mentors or who are working on challenging, leading edge projects. You’ll be inspired and surprised by how quickly you’ll be energized by just being around them. ~ The Pacific Institute

 4. Frontier TeleNet Special Meeting of the Board of Directors, Oct. 10



North Central ESD Building, 135 South Main Street, Condon, Oregon

October 10, 2016

9:00 AM


  1. Call To Order & Director Roll Call
  2. Public Input/Comment
  3. Directors’ Changes or Additions to the Agenda
  4. Review/Discussion & Possible Action RE: City of Condon RFP
  5. Review/Discussion & Possible Action RE: Frontier TeleNet RFQ
  6. Other – General
  7. Public Input/Comment
  8. Next Meeting
  9. Adjournment

The Frontier TeleNet board reserves the right at its sole discretion to enter into Executive Session under ORS 192.660 (a), (g), (j), (n)(D).

5. Leadership Development Classes Available

Beginning October 20, Columbia Gorge Community College will offer Leadership Skills for the High Performance Workplace, Mardac Consultants.  This high-level, upbeat seminar series targets organizations who want to compete more effectively by increasing employee involvement. It is designed to give participants the technical skills necessary to turn them into exceptional performance managers and supervisors. Classes meet once a month, on the third Thursday, from 1-5:00 pm. at Hood River Indian Creek campus. Workshops cover the following topics:

Emotional Intelligence

Problem Solving & Decision Making

Recruitment, Interviewing, and On-Boarding

Managing Day-to-Day Performance

Holding Employees & Others Accountable

Coaching and Giving & Receiving Feedback

Managing Diversity in the Workplace

Working with Difficult People

Team Development for Greater Productivity

Tuition for the series is $750, or $99 per class. Preregistration is required by calling the college at 541-506-6011.

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

hand.wash2The 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.

Put it on your calendar!

7. Sherman County Historical Museum October Artist – Patti Moore

Thread-and-needleMoro, OR –The Sherman County Historical Museum Featured Artist of the Month for October 2016 is longtime resident Patti Moore.

Patti was born and raised in Wasco, Oregon and graduated from Sherman County High School. After attending college and working in Portland for six years, she married Chris Moore and returned to Moro where she has lived ever since. Patti has three children, Anna Alley, Clint Moore and Ethan Moore and enjoys her four grandchildren Clyde, Amelia, Zane and Charlotte.

Patti took her first quilting class in 1985 from Millie Moore and has been quilting and creating many projects since then. She enjoys all aspects of quilting from selecting fabrics to finding new patterns to try. Patti also put in years as a 4-H sewing assistant leader when her children were young and she worked with many of the kids on their sewing skills. Also, Patti has made each of her nieces and nephews quilts for high school graduation and she finds that quilting is a good hobby during the winter months when things slow down.

Counted cross-stitch is another art form Patti has enjoyed in the past and she has made many samplers, Christmas ornaments and other fun projects.

Please visit the museum to see the wonderful collection of textile art by Patti. There is no charge for this exhibit which is on display in the museum for the month of October. The award-winning Museum in Moro is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through October 31.

The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon. For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website:

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