Sherman County eNews #326


  1. Celebration of Life for Russell Geiser Postponed

  2. Sherman County Public/School Library Closures, Dec. 9 & 10

  3. Cascade Singers’ Concerts Postponed

  4. An All-in-One Weather Map with Road Conditions

  5. Great Gift Idea for Grandparents of 4-H Kids

  6. The Subject is Trust

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

“[A] wise and frugal government … shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.” —Thomas Jefferson (1801) 

1. Celebration of Life for Russell Geiser Postponed

Due to inclement weather, the Celebration of Life for Russell Geiser that was scheduled for December 11th is postponed until January.

2. Sherman County Public/School Library Closures, Dec. 9 & 10

The Sherman County Public/School Library will be closed Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10, due to bad weather conditions. For updates:

3. Cascade Singers’ Concerts Postponed 

Cascade Singers’ “Blessings on Earth” concert scheduled this weekend has been postponed to January 14 and 15 due to weather and road conditions. Further details will be announced closer to the January dates.

4. An All-in-One Weather Map with Road Conditions

snowflake4Weather Share is an all-in-one weather/road conditions site.



5. Great Gift Idea for Grandparents of 4-H Kids

4-H clover1Here’s a great gift idea for grandparents of 4-H kids: Stop by the OSU Sherman County Extension and pay for their 2017 4-H enrollment!

Sherman County 4-H will start enrollments in January 2017, with a final deadline of February 15.  Regular cost is $28, but you can get the “early bird discount” of $5 by getting payment of $23 made by the end of January.

4-H youth development programs are for youth ages 9-19 as of September 1, 2016.  Members get the experience of being part of a club organization; “learn by doing” with their club projects and activities; hang out with friends and have fun at fair; and go to 4-H camp, be a counselor, attend OSU Summer Conference, win awards and scholarships.

Active Sherman 4-H clubs include:  beef, sheep, swine, goat, horse, poultry, guinea pig, rabbit, junk drawer robotics, Lego competitive robotics, sewing, cooking, outdoor cooking, and food preservation.

Cindy Brown

4-H and Healthy Living – OSU Sherman County Extension

66365 Lonerock Rd., Moro OR 97039

541-565-3230 office – 541-993-5291 cell

6. The Subject is Trust

How trustworthy are you? What does it mean when we say we can be trusted? In any situation, whether your position is leadership or front line, parent or neighbor, your influence is enormous if you are trusted. But if you are not trusted, it doesn’t matter what your title is or how much authority you are supposed to have, your influence is virtually zero.

You see, when you are trusted, it means that you can be relied on. Relied on to do what? The right thing, whatever that may be. You build trust by sharing information that is timely, accurate, objective and complete. You build trust by keeping your word, doing what you say you will do, when you say you will do it. How can you trust anyone who is mostly talk and no action?

Trust is fragile, too. It must be earned, and re-earned. Even small omissions or errors can damage it quickly. If you are trustworthy, it says a lot about your character. It means you have integrity – your values and your behavior are aligned, and you stand up for what you believe in.

If you make a mistake, you don’t cover it up or try to make it look like someone else’s fault, even if it’s going to make you look bad. And when you make decisions, you make them after thoughtfully considering alternatives and consequences. When you are trusted, other people listen to you, ask for your advice, and feel confident that you can be relied on. When you are worthy of that trust, you feel accountable to use your influence responsibly.

In today’s world, trust is a precious commodity, far more valuable than gold or diamonds. Think about it: Who do you trust, and why? And who has placed their trust in you? What do you do to justify that trust? ~ The Pacific Institute

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

bird.owl.limbSherman County Sheriff’s Office

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Weather Share

Underwater Footage – Fiji and Tonga

Ducks Hire Taggart as New Football Coach

Spain. Construction Workers’ Accidental Find is Leaving Archaeologists Speechless

First Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved in Amber

Playing with House Money

U.S. Air Force Band WWII Holiday Flashback

Farmers contend with sagging wheat prices

Israel Shows How to Stop Terrorists

Public Schools Not Education, Social Engineering