Sherman County eNews #264



  1. Elaine Kalista, Recitation of the Rosary, Funeral Mass, Oct. 7 & 8

  2. Sherman County School Athletic Schedule Update:

  3. Healing the Earth Unity Round Dance, Oct. 22

  4. More Substantial than Luck

  5. Community Bank Week, Oct. 10-14

1. Elaine Kalista, Recitation of the Rosary, Funeral Mass, Oct. 7 & 8·       Recitation of the Rosary – Friday, October 7 at 5 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church,

·       Wasco Funeral Mass – Saturday, October 8 at 11 a.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, Wasco Community Potluck to follow in the Parish Hall

2. Sherman County School Athletic Schedule Update

sports-volleyballSherman County JV Girls are not attending the Tournament this weekend at Fossil.



3. Healing the Earth Unity Round Dance, Oct. 22

Everyone is invited to the Healing The Earth Unity Round Dance in The Dalles hosted by Columbia River Indian Center. This free event will be held Saturday, October 22, 1 p.m. to 12 midnight, Wahtonka Community School campus, 3601 W. 10th St. and Sunday, October 23, 12 noon to 5 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive. Join together in a spirit of healing and unity, honoring of elders and cultural sharing through dancing, music, drumming, a Friendship Feast, salmon bake and more. There will be educational activities for children and adults alike. For more information, contact Lana Jack 541-965-1679 or Columbia Gorge Discovery Center at 541-296-8600, ext. 201, or visit

4. More Substantial than Luck

Do you consider yourself unlucky? Ever feel like fate has dealt you a bad hand? Let’s experiment with another way of looking at things.

Did you ever feel cursed by fate? You know, as if something – bad genes, bad parents, childhood trauma, wrong color, wrong body, wrong side of the tracks (it really doesn’t matter what) – has ruined your chances to succeed in life?

If you do, there is something very important you need to understand, so you can take yourself from feeling like you do to where you want to be in the future. Here it is: None of those things are holding you back. But something is, and it’s far more powerful than a crippling disease or poverty.

What is holding you back is your belief about what you are worth and what you can do. Henry Ford said it as well as anyone: “If you think you can, you’re right. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.” It all starts in your mind. Fortunately, you can change your mind.

Sure, it’s a big plus to have loving parents and good looks and lots of money. But you don’t have to have them to succeed – to do and have what you want in life. (Let’s face it. Monetary or material successes have never guaranteed happiness. “Good looks” is certainly someone else’s opinion, which we are free to ignore.)

The one thing you do need to accept is responsibility: for choices you make or don’t make, for how you respond to what happens to you, and for developing yourself to achieve more of your full potential. Once you let go of your excuses and accept responsibility, you also assume control. It is taking your life off of autopilot, taking the wheel and charting your own course.

You take charge of your own life, and if you still believe in it, your own fate. And you know, it’s the most amazing thing – you also start to get “lucky”! ~ The Pacific Institute

5. Community Bank Week, Oct. 10-14

(Salem) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has proclaimed Oct. 10-14, 2016, as Community Bank Week to honor local banks and the large effect they have on Oregon communities.

Oregon banks, most of which are chartered by the Department of Consumer and Business Services, take a relationship-based approach to doing business and are actively involved in the communities they serve.

“Oregon communities, especially small businesses, depend on their local banks,” said DCBS Director Patrick Allen. “These bankers lend to Oregon families, farms, and communities. They are educating their customers about financial matters and investing in their local communities to help them flourish.”

Oregon’s state-chartered community banks held $32.8 billion in total assets as of June 30, 2016, compared to $19.4 billion a decade ago. Loans outstanding totaled $24 billion or 92 percent of total deposits. Nationwide, 55 percent of small business loans and 75 percent of agricultural loans are held by small and medium-sized community banks even though their share of total banking assets is less than 20 percent.

Members of the Independent Community Banks of Oregon (ICBO) and community banks throughout the state are celebrating Community Bank Week in Oregon. Banks will host consumers, students, small businesses, and local elected officials to showcase the positive effect banks have on the people they serve.

To learn more about the Oregon banks recognized during Community Bank Week, go to

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon’s largest consumer protection and business regulatory agency. The department’s Division of Financial Regulation oversees the financial and insurance industries in Oregon. For more information, visit and