Sherman County eNews #337


  1. Sherman County Public/School Library Holiday Hours

  2. Sherman High School Fall Awards

  3. Columbia Gorge Community College Fermentation Science Series

  4. A Port in the Storm

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

Let There be Peace on Earth

And let it begin with me.

 Let there be Peace on Earth

The peace that was meant to be.

With God as our Father

Brothers all are we.

Let me walk with my brother

In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me

Let this be the moment now.

With every breath I take

Let this be my solemn vow;

To take each moment and

Live each moment

In peace eternally

Let there be peace on earth

and let it begin with me.

~ Jill Jackson Miller and Sy Miller, 1955

 1. Sherman County Public/School Library Holiday Hours

Sherman County
Public/School Library
Holiday Hours begin
December 22nd
Tuesday & Thursday 11-7 and Saturday 10-4

Come! Get a book to snuggle up with!

2. Sherman High School Fall Awards



3. Columbia Gorge Community College Fermentation Science Series

The Columbia Gorge is now home to an estimated 45 wineries, 14 breweries, 13 cideries and two distilleries – not counting dozens, probably hundreds, of home brewers.

All those brewers represent different applications of “fermentation science,” the topic of a six-part instructional series starting next month through Columbia Gorge Community College.

Local industry leaders in such disparate fields as beer, cider, wine, spirits, baking and fermented foods will describe the commonalities uniting their work, facilitated by Dr. Kevin McCabe, lab supervisor at Full Sail Brewing Co. and former microbiology professor at the college. Students will learn the principles of fermentation science, systems design and engineering, social and cultural implications of quality food and beverage production, agricultural and industrial waste and water treatment, and fermentation business management.

“These courses are designed for anyone with an interest in fermentation, whether they’re established professionals, people who would like to work in the field, or home brewers looking to compare notes with industry experts throughout our region,” explained Suzanne Burd, community education coordinator at the college.

“The Oregon State Legislature has invested in fermentation science programs at our colleges and universities because these investments create jobs in a rapidly-growing industry and add value to our agricultural crops. Many of those new jobs are right here in our region, and Columbia Gorge Community College is doing its part to help grow this important sector of our economy,” Burd added. Columbia Gorge Community College | 400 East Scenic Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058-3434 | (541) 506-6000 |

The Fermentation Science Course starts Jan. 12 and will be held every other Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the Hood River – Indian Creek Campus of Columbia Gorge Community College. For details and registration, call (541) 506-6011 or visit

4. A Port in the Storm

When you’re feeling all at sea, or tossed about by life’s occasional stormy weather, do you maintain some safe anchor points? When everything seems to be changing around you and you’re feeling a bit out of control, is there a rock of stability you can hang on to until you get your bearings again?

We all need some stress and tension to give our lives zing and motivation, but too much at once can be a real problem. If your marriage is shaky, your son has just dropped out of school, and someone has just run into your car at the supermarket, you don’t need any more changes for a while.

Keep at least some things stationary by returning to and maintaining customary activities or familiar habits. Touch base with old friends who know you well and with whom you feel completely comfortable. Find an island of calm and create some respite for yourself, so that you can return to the mainland of temporary chaos feeling rested, restored, and clearer about who you are and what you really want.

Whether it is a small summer cottage, a special fishing cove, a campground by a river or a trip to a day spa, take some time to indulge yourself during times of rapid change. It is a “guided” way to release tension, with you purposefully guiding the tension out of your way – if only for a little while. It’s the break that is necessary.

Return to your personal anchor of peace and quiet for a while, every so often. It’s a practical tactic and a good strategy for coping with change that threatens to overwhelm. ~ The Pacific Institute 



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