Sherman County eNews #281


  1. NOTICE: Sherman, Gilliam & Wheeler County Courts, Oct. 27

  2. Sherman Junior High School Athletic Schedule Update, Oct. 27

  3. Sherman Library Program: Tapping Into Your Full Potential, Oct. 26

  4. Condon’s Fall Festival, Nov. 19

  5. Classifieds. Sherman County School District Custodian

  6. Oregon Farm Bureau Management Conference, Dec. 6

  7. The Dangers of Distracted Driving

  8. History Tidbits: WWII Sherman County Casualties

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

1. NOTICE: Sherman, Gilliam & Wheeler County Courts, Oct. 27

The Sherman County Court will meet in special session with Gilliam and Wheeler County Courts on Thursday, October 27, 2016, 10:00 a.m. at the Sherman County Extension Office in Moro, Oregon. Topics for discussion include a Public Health Modernization presentation, a Four Rivers Early Learning Hub update, Association of Oregon Counties/Oregon Association of County Engineers and Surveyors Proposal for Distribution of New State Transportation Revenue, Philippi Park grant funding, and a Frontier TeleNet update.

2. Sherman Junior High School Athletic Schedule Update, Oct. 27

The football game this Thursday at Sherman will begin at 5 p.m.

Oct. 27 Thurs FB Dufur Sherman 5:00
    VB Dufur Sherman 4:00

3. Sherman Library Program: Tapping Into Your Full Potential, 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. For more info: or 541-565-3279.

 4. Condon’s Annual Fall Festival, Nov. 19


Condon’s Annual Fall Festival
November 19th 10-2 pm
Condon Elks Lodge & Veteran’s Hall
Artisans, Crafters and Jewelry,

 Clothing & Handmade Gifts,

Wrapping Station, Pie & Friends

Contact K’Lynn Lane, Executive Director

Condon Chamber of Commerce

307 S. Main Street, PO Box 315

Condon, OR 97823   541-384-7777

5. Classifieds. Sherman County School District

Sherman County School District

65912 High School Loop

Moro, Oregon 97039



Sherman County School District is seeking a qualified custodial candidate. The candidate must be self-motivated and is responsible for performing custodial duties, minor maintenance, and other miscellaneous duties on a regimented schedule in order to ensure that the school building and facilities are maintained in a healthy, safe, and sanitary manner.  Medical, dental, and vision insurance are included.

Criminal record check and pre-employment drug screening required. For information and application materials please email or call Wes Owens at or 541-565-3500.

Application Method/Materials Required

Please submit a letter of interest, application (available from the school district) and resume if you are interested in the position to:

Wes Owens, Superintendent

65912 High School Loop

Moro, Oregon  97039

(541) 565-3500

This position will remain open until filled.

Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer.

 6. Oregon Farm Bureau Management Conference, Dec. 6

Farm Bureau members and non-members of all ages are invited to attend the Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) Ag Management Conference, presented by the OFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee (YF&R), set for Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the Salem Convention Center in Salem.

“We designed the conference to be worthwhile for people who know how to farm, but who want to learn more about the management side,” said YF&R Chair Jason Flowers, who raises hay, grain, and cattle in Klamath County.

Presentations at the daylong conference include:

* How to keep your farm in compliance with constantly changing rules and regulations
* Farm loans in the 21st Century
* How to motivate farm employees
* Best farm safety practices
* Smart farm management strategies

The cost is $30 for Farm Bureau voting and supporting members, and $50 for non-members and Farm Bureau associate members.

Lunch is included.

Find the agenda and registration form at Please register by Nov. 14.

7. The Dangers of Distracted Driving

CarBeetleYoung people are a connected generation. While keeping in touch through social media is fun, doing so while driving poses a safety hazard. Drivers ages 15 to 19 represent the largest proportion of drivers in fatal accidents involving a distracted driver. It is critical to increase awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. Recently we asked some advocates for transportation safety to share their thoughts about how to increase understanding of the problem of distracted driving and how to keep young drivers safer.

Society needs to make it socially unacceptable to drive distracted with tougher fines and penalties for violators. The auto industry, in general, is making it more difficult for any driver to focus on the road with the large screens, built-in wi-fi, and heads up displays which all take away from the action of driving. Continue at

8. History Tidbits: WWII Sherman County Casualties 

World War II 1941-1945 – Official List: Sherman County Casualties

Donald R. Burnet T Sgt Army Air Corps 2 years, stationed Mississippi, died September 1, 1943 plane accident; casualty DNB; son of Edith Burnet, brother of Mrs. W.C. Schilling and Charles Burnet of Moro; wife Ruth, step-daughter Bonnie; military funeral Moro, Oregon.  ~ Sherman County Journal, September 3 & 10, 1943
R.K. Christianson Enlisted Portland, Oregon April 23, 1942, Army
Wyman John French Son of Giles & Lela (Barnum) French, born near Grass Valley September 30, 1922, brother of Jane and Patty; enlisted Eugene, Oregon, Army Pvt. 1st Class, 58th Infantry Battalion, 8th Armored Division, machine gunner, KIA February 27, 1945, buried American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands; Purple Heart. ~ Sherman County Journal, March 16, 1945
Donald J. Howell Born 1919 Washington, enlisted Fort Lewis, Washington, Army Medical Administrative Corps
George J. Kerr Cpl. Army Air Force, KIA
William G. Macnab 1st Lt. U.S. Air Force, pilot, buried American Cemetery, Netherlands.
Romie Ortega Pvt. Army Air Force, casualty DOW
Carl F. Peetz Son of Otto and Margaret Peetz, born Moro, Oregon, April 12, 1920, U of O graduate, volunteered for enlisted reserves, called up summer 1943, officer’s school at Fort Benning, Georgia; Staff Sgt., KIA age 24, March 7, 1945 Germany. ~ Sherman County Journal, March 23 and June 1, 1945
Carsten A. von Borstel Son of Amandus, brother of Fred, Phil, Helen & Mary, born Kent, Oregon, December 3, 1924; inducted January 12, 1944, KIA Italy. ~ Sherman County Journal, November 10, 1944
Chester Donovan Watkins Son of W.D. Watkins, born near Wasco, Oregon, April 8, 1914, brother of Vinton and Arthur in the service and Leo near Wasco; married Danajean McMillan December 14, 1941; Army, KIA Germany. ~ Sherman County Journal, May 11, 1945
Earl C. Williams 1935 Rufus High School graduate, 1939 U of O graduate, stationed Fort Ord & Fort Lewis, 1st Lt. & Capt., transferred to Manila April 1940; KIA January 20, 1942 Philippines. ~ Sherman County Journal, Feb. 13 1942
Prentice E. Yeomans. Lt. Col. Army Air Force, KIA


Sherman County Connections: WW II Casualties not on the official Sherman County list.
Ernest Perrin Brother of Mrs. Max Brown, son of Charles Perrin of Redmond, Oregon; KIA aboard ship in the Pacific. ~ Sherman County Journal, September 20, 1942
Donald Barnes Formerly of Sherman County, killed in the service 1943. ~ Sherman County Journal, July 16, 1943
Earl Dutton Son of Harley Dutton, born Idaho, brother of Captain Harold Dutton and Mrs. James Dunn; 1st Lt. died plane crash South Pacific February 8, 1944. ~ Sherman County Journal, February 18, 1944
Harlow Parkins KIA Italian front April 8, 1944. ~ Sherman County Journal, April 28, 1944
Kenneth Emmett Barnett Son of George Thomas Barnett, born March 17, 1920 Grass Valley, brother of  Ethel and Margaret; married Anita Dunlap June 27, 1941 Grass Valley, Oregon; pharmacist’s mate 2nd class U.S. Naval Reserve, died September 18, 1944 heat exhaustion in the South Pacific. ~ Sherman County Journal, September 29, 1944
Leonard Winnett Son of Ira Winnett of The Dalles, nephew of Mrs. Howard Spencer; KIA Palau, South Pacific. ~ Sherman County Journal, December 29, 1944
Verne/Verle J. Baker Son of Mrs. L.M. Baker formerly of Grass Valley, brother of sister Cleo and brother Frank, born February 6, 1923, grandson of Mr. & Mrs. I.D. Pike, Grass Valley; inducted June 1940 Fort Lewis, Staff Sgt. Signal Corps, shipped out to Australia June 1941, New Guinea campaign; KIA Leyte. ~ Sherman County Journal, January 12 & 19, 1945

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

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The Gorge magazine

Johann Christoph Pachelbel – Canon in D

‘Ladies First’: Saudi Arabia’s Female Candidates – Video –

Rigging the Election. Project Veritas . Video III: Creamer Confirms Hillary Clinton Was PERSONALLY Involved

Collusion Between McAuliffe, Clinton and the FBI?

Hillary’s America, the Movie

Think You Know How Bad the Clintons Are?

Hillary F. Clinton Curses Those Who Keep Her Safe

Leadership Development Series: Instrument Training for Integrity Pilots – National Association of Counties

Judicial Watch: Investigative Bulletin 

The Judicial Watch Blog: Corruption Chronicles

Judicial Watch Press Room: 

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