Sherman County eNews #270


  1. Sherman Jr./Sr. High School Homecoming Noise Parade

  2. Arthur Buether’s Memorial Service (update), Oct. 14

  3. A Shift in Mindset

  4. Sherman County School District Communication to the Community #15

  5. Oregon’s New Interactive Geologic Map

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

I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who are yet to come, I looked back and saw my father, and his father, and all our fathers, and in front to see my son, and his son, and the sons upon sons beyond.  And their eyes were my eyes.  As I felt, so they had felt and were to feel, as then, as now, as tomorrow and forever. Then I was not afraid, for I was in a long line that had no beginning and no end, and the hand of his father grasped my father’s hand, and his hand was in mine, and my unborn son took my right hand, and all up and down the line that stretched from time that was to time that is, and time that is not yet come, raised their hands to show the link, and we were as one.  ~ Ulster Ancestry

1. Sherman Jr./Sr. High School Homecoming Noise Parade

Logo.Sherman High SchoolOn Thursday, October 20, we will be holding the annual high school noise parade at 8:00 p.m. We appreciate the understanding and patience of community members. Sheriff Brad Lohrey, along with school personnel, will supervise this activity. We anticipate that your peace and quiet will be back within a half hour. We always appreciate your support of our homecoming activities. Thanks!

2. Arthur Buether’s Memorial Service, Oct. 14

flower.rose.starDue to the inclement weather, Art Buether’s memorial service will be at 2 p.m. at the Grass Valley Pavilion, rather than the cemetery.



3. A Shift in Mindset

Sometimes, “a lick-and-a-promise” is a lot better than nothing and can keep you from feeling overwhelmed. It’s an old phrase, and one some of us were brought up hearing, but still, it can have applications today.

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by a huge task that is facing you? Do you ever feel paralyzed because you can’t see your way through to the other side? Henry Ford once said that any task, no matter how large, is manageable if you break it down into small enough pieces.

A very busy and wonderfully efficient woman says she belongs to the “lick-and-a-promise” school of housekeeping: because of her busy schedule, she doesn’t have time to thoroughly clean things very often. So, instead, she takes a minute here, a minute there and does what she can. “You’d be surprised,” she says, “how many dishes I can wash in a minute – and there are many, many times throughout the week that I have a minute to spare, but almost no times that I have a free hour…. so I do what I can when I can, and play catch-up later.” It’s a bit of a shift in mindset: Five minutes with a duster can tidy up a room, or a desk.

This philosophy makes sense and applies as well to troubles as it does to tasks. Avoid standing around wringing your hands when there’s trouble and you’re not quite sure of the best thing to do. Wade on in and get to work on some part of the problem, even if the full solution isn’t apparent to you yet.

When we rouse ourselves to action, it builds our confidence, which can lead to more action and a better handle on the solution. And while your hands are busy, you give your subconscious mind time to come up with solutions. ~ The Pacific Institute

4. Sherman County School District Communication to the Community #15


5. Oregon’s New Interactive Geologic Map

compass.rosePORTLAND, Ore. — A new interactive map of Oregon offers a peek at the geology beneath the Beaver State.

From the Painted Hills to Crater Lake to Mount Hood, the state’s geology shines.

“With this map, it’s possible to take a closer look at the geology of the amazing places we can see, as well as the geology we never see because it’s covered by our built environment,” says Ali Ryan Hansen, communications director for the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI).

The interactive map is nearly a decade in the making, says map creator Rudie Watzig, DOGAMI Senior GIS analyst. The goal was to build a map that was simple for anyone — geologist or not — to use, but that also represented the best available geologic data. The mobile-friendly map can be used anywhere with any device.

“People can finally explore Oregon’s geology in a way that’s easy, but also access GIS data, reports, and map sources with a click,” Watzig says.

The map was made with the Oregon Geologic Data Compilation, which integrates the best available geologic mapping — a total of 342 maps.

The new map is being released in celebration of Geologic Map Day, Friday October 14. Geologic Map Day promotes the creation and use of geologic maps. The day is part of Earth Science Week October 9-15, which Governor Kate Brown recognized with a proclamation.

“Geologic maps tell the story of how our Oregon landscape formed,” Hansen says. “They also help us understand today’s geologic resources and hazards.”

Explore the map:

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

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