Sherman County eNews #269


  1. Social Crafting with Sticks in the Library Stacks, Oct. 13

  2. Sherman County Public/School Library Book Club, Oct. 19

  3. Tapping into Your Full Potential with Orice Klaas, Oct. 26

  4. Install and Test Smoke Alarms

  5. Frontier TeleNet Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors, Oct. 17

  6. The Dalles Art Center Benefit Auction. Nov. 5

  7. The Passion in Your Dreams

 1. Social Crafting with Sticks in the Library Stacks, Oct. 13

lana-architetto-francesc-01“Sticks in Stacks” at Sherman County Public/School Library Thursday, October 13.
Social crafting starts at 6:00 p.m. every Thursday. Instructional assistance for knit, crochet, and spinning will be available at 7:00 p.m. Bring your knitting, crochet, spinning, quilting, or cross-stitch projects. All fiber arts are welcome.
For further information about this program please contact Sherman County Public/School Library at (541) 565-3279 or email

2. Sherman County Public/School Library Book Club, Oct. 19

books.loveThe Sherman County Public/School Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, October 19 at 6:00 pm. Join us for tea, dessert, and discussion of our October book, “George Washington’s Secret Six” by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. For more information: 541-565-3279 or


3. Tapping into Your Full Potential with Orice Klaas, Oct. 26

Join us at Sherman County Public/School Library on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for TAPPING INTO YOUR FULL POTENTIAL. Licensed Massage Therapist/Energy Worker, Orice Klaas, along with Certified EFT (Tapping) Practitioner Helen McConnell will share how Tapping has changed each of their lives, as well as teaching you this simple, powerful technique. You will learn EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), a simple hands-on technique based on the principles of acupressure which helps create more balance and fulfillment in your life by reducing stress, relieving physical and emotional pain, eliminating fears or phobia and much
more. Refreshments will be served.

4. Install and Test Smoke Alarms

BeePORTLAND, Ore., October 12, 2016 — Now through October 15 is National Home Fire Prevention Week and the American Red Cross is urging every household to take simple steps to help prevent home fires and ultimately save lives. Home fire is the single greatest disaster threat to homes and families and an average of seven people across the nation die every day due to home fires.

“Smoke alarms save lives. A working smoke alarm can double a person’s chance of surviving a home fire,” said Amy Shlossman, CEO of the Red Cross Cascades Region. “National Fire Prevention Week provides an important reminder to ensure your home has working smoke alarms, and to develop and practice a fire escape plan.”

In partnership with the Oregon State Fire Marshall and other local fire departments, the Red Cross is installing free smoke alarms in neighborhoods at the highest risk for home fire and helping to educate the public on how best to prevent and prepare for home fires.

To sign up to have free smoke alarms installed in your home, call 503-528-5783 (Portland-metro) area, 541-749-4144 (Southern and Central Oregon) or 360-768-3129 (Southwest Washington) or visit to schedule an appointment.

* Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
* Test smoke alarms once a month.
* Change the batteries at least once a year — if your model requires it.
* Replace smoke alarms every ten years.

MAKE A PLAN People may only have two minutes to escape when a fire occurs. The Red Cross recommends that households develop a fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year. Everyone should know two ways to escape from every room and designate a safe place to meet outside the home in case of a fire. Discuss the plan with all household members and practice it until everyone — including children — can escape in less than two minutes

5. Frontier TeleNet Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors, Oct. 17


South Gilliam County Emergency Services Building, 220 N. Main Street, Condon, Oregon

October 17, 2016

2:00 PM


Call To Order & Director Roll Call

Public Input/Comment

Directors’ Changes or Additions to the Agenda

Minutes Of The Previous Meeting(s)

Review and Approval Financial Report

Review and Approval City of Condon RFP Update

Status Update Frontier TeleNet RFQs #816 & #817

Cottonwood Site Development Update

Discussion/Possible Action RE: Marketing Contracted Services (Optional At Board Discretion)

Sherman County Fiber Project Update

Other – General

Public Input/Comment

Next Meeting


 6. The Dalles Art Center Benefit Auction. Nov. 5

The Dalles Art Center Auction is one of the most anticipated and celebrated, long-standing art events in the Columbia River Gorge. Our 59th Annual Art Auction will be a night of food, fun, and fine art. The Auction is put together by volunteers, our Board of Directors, and generous artists who donate valuable art in support of this event.  The majority of the artwork for sale represents a 100% donation on behalf of the artist. Such talent is truly a gift of love to The Dalles Art Center.

This year, Art Auction will be held at the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles on Saturday November 5th, 2016. Doors open at 6pm, and dinner by Mark Linebarger, owner of the Baldwin Saloon, will be served at 6:30. The theme is “Artini II”. Tickets are available for purchase at The Dalles Art Center, Klindts Bookstore, and at the door.

7. The Passion in Your Dreams

Do you have dreams? No, not the ones that happen while you’re asleep. The ones that inspire your life! How are these dreams doing? The ones you had as a kid or as a young adult, the ones you have now – dreams that inspire you and give a sense of passion and purpose to your life.

The late humorist and columnist Erma Bombeck once said, “There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say ‘Yes, I’ve got dreams – of course I do!’ Then they put the box away, bring it out once in a while to look inside and, yep, they’re still in there. These are great dreams, but they never get out of the box.”

So, if your dreams don’t have anything to do with daily life, what in the world are they for?  Jenny Craig, founder of the highly successful national weight-loss clinics said, “It’s not what you do once in a while – it’s what you do day in and day out that makes the difference.” And it’s the passion for the dream that prods you toward it, day by day.

So, take that dream out of the box, put it into the middle of your heart and the center of your mind, and build your daily life around it. Don’t let a day go by without making some progress toward realizing that dream. You affirm it, visualize it, set goals toward it, research it, and share it with those who can help you. In short, you live and breathe that dream.

And one day, you’ll be able to retire it and get a new one, because you will have made this dream come true. Have a party – celebrate!  It is good news when a dream comes true, because it leaves more room for future dreams, waiting to be realized. ~ The Pacific Institute