Sherman County eNews #8


  1. Sherman County Court Schedule Correction, Feb. 1

  2. Cascade Singers’ Concert Postponed Again, Now May 6 & 7

  3. Carol Ann (Burnet) Haase 1937-2016

  4. Sherman County Court, Jan. 18

  5. The Columbia River: From Source to Sea, an Exhibition Opens, Jan. 13

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

1. Sherman County Court Schedule Correction, Feb. 1

ShermanCoLogoSherman County Court: In the calendar in Friday’s eNews, it says there is no County Court on February 1. We do have court on February 1, but on March 1 we do not because Judge Thompson and Commissioner Dabulskis will be in Washington D.C. for a conference. ~ Lauren Hernandez, Administrative Assistant, (541)-565-3416, 500 Court Street, P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039.

2. Cascade Singers’ Concert Postponed Again, Now May 6 & 7

Cascade Singers’ concert has been postponed again. Originally planned for December, then next weekend, new dates are Saturday, May 6 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 7 at 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church.  The community choir will begin working on the St. Patrick’s Day concert and also a June event planned around “The Great American Song Book.”

3. Carol Ann (Burnet) Haase 1937-2016        

flower.rose.starCAROL ANN HAASE was born on February 6, 1937 in The Dalles, Oregon, the daughter of the late Charles Oswald and Althea Helen (Powell) Burnet, and passed away on December 31, 2016. She was raised and received her education in the Moro community, having been a graduate with the Moro High School Class of 1955. Following her graduation she attended Oregon State College, where she majored and received her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. She then taught third grade in the Hillsboro school district until her marriage to Al in 1970.

She was united in marriage to Alvin John “Al” Haase on June 21, 1970 in the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Cornelius. Following their marriage they made their home on the family farm in Cornelius.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband Al on January 4, 2011 after celebrating over 40 years of marriage together. Following Al’s passing, Carol moved to The Dalles and became a guest resident at the Flagstone Senior Living Facility, where she has resided since.

Among her special interests she enjoyed knitting, cooking, canning and helping Al on their farm. She was also involved in many activities in the church.

Carol is also preceded in death by her parents, Charles Oswald and Althea Helen Burnet, and her brother, Steven Burnet.

Survivors include her sister-in-law, Patty Burnet, of Moro, Oregon and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests that remembrances may be contributions to Sherman County Historical Society, P.O. Box 173, Moro, Oregon 97039, or to Sherman County Athletic Foundation, P.O. Box 191, Moro, Oregon 97039, or to the charity of one’s choice, in her memory.

To sign the online guestbook or to send the family condolences visit

Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove is in charge of the arrangements. 503-357-2161.

4. Sherman County Court, Jan. 18

Sherman County Court session scheduled for Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. will be in the Circuit Courtroom at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039.


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5. The Columbia River: From Source to Sea, an Exhibition Opens, Jan. 13

Portland, OR — The Columbia River flows for over 1200 miles, born free in the cradle of the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia. From its humble beginnings from a tiny spring you can straddle, to a two mile wide confluence with the Pacific Ocean, the river flowed for thousands of years in a natural state of astounding beauty. It was also the place of a miraculous ancient migration of Pacific salmon that came all the way home to the headwaters in Canada.

In this new original exhibition, The Columbia River: From Source to Sea, Oregon photographer Peter Marbach shares his decade-long odyssey to document the sacred landscapes and the people of the entire river. The exhibition opens on Friday, January 13 at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland) and is on view through April 1.

When asked about the process of creating this exhibit, artist Peter Marbach shared, “It was a challenge to sort through all the work I have created for this exhibit. It is a vast, diverse river with so many distinct features and people who have inspired me with their stories. Ultimately, it came down to which images best represented the essence of the project and help illuminate the larger story of preserving this great river and taking steps toward restoring ancient salmons runs.”

One striking image featured in the show is a self-portrait of the artist. “In December 2015, I drove the 15 hours to the headwaters region in search of the true source of the river,” said Marbach. “It was bitter cold but I was determined to stay until finding it. I trudged through a mile of frozen marsh following a creek that was continually narrowing until I found the spot where the water bubbles up from an underground spring. I was overjoyed to stand there and straddle the headwaters! But it took two hours to create a self- portrait, waiting for a brief moment of sunlight to illuminate the moment of discovery.

The exhibit will include a blend of riverscapes, wildlife, and portraits of people who live along the Columbia, showcasing the beauty, culture, and geographic diversity of Nch I Wana — The Big River.

“Having lived along the Columbia for more than twenty years, I have a deep respect and connection to this sacred river,” said Marbach. “This project only enhanced that connection, especially getting to know the wild and free section of the Columbia in British Columbia. Cradled between the Rocky Mountains and the Purcell Range, the unspeakable beauty fired my imagination to wonder what it must have been like before the era of dams when fish used to migrate all the way, some 1200 miles from the Pacific to the headwaters.”

The Oregon Historical Society’s museum (1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland) is open seven days a week, Monday — Saturday from 10am — 5pm and Sunday from 12pm — 5pm. Admission is $11, and discounts are available for students, seniors, and youth. Admission is free for OHS members and Multnomah County residents thanks to the renewal of the Oregon Historical Society levy.

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

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