Sherman County eNews #48


  1. Sherman County Court Minutes & Agenda Online

  2. National Weather Service, The Month in Review, January

  3. Program: “Art Deco Architecture: The Gorge,” Feb. 18

  4. Energy Facility Siting Council Meeting Notice and Agenda, Feb. 23-24

  5. Old Occupations

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

1. Sherman County Court Minutes & Agenda Online

ShermanCoLogoApproved minutes for the February 1, 2017, Sherman County Court session are now available on the county website at

Please note, there will be no County Court session on March 1, 2017.

The most current agenda for the March 15, 2017, court session is pictured on the County Court Facebook page, and updates will continue to be posted on the website.

Lauren Hernandez

Administrative Assistant


500 Court Street

P.O. Box 365

Moro, OR 97039

2. National Weather Service, The Month in Review, January  

rainumbrellaThe mean synoptic pattern for the month of January 2017 was characterized by a deep trough of abnormally low pressure over the Pacific Northwest. A piece of this upper level trough also extended to the south along the entire West Coast. A large ridge of high pressure was also evident across the Aleutian Islands and western Alaska. This is the classic setup for cold weather in the Northwest, as a north or northeasterly flow of air develops. January ended very cold, with much below normal temperatures in eastern Washington and Oregon. Precipitation amounts were near to above normal for much of the area. Snowfall was also near to above average for much of the area. The snowpack continued to grow deeper in the mountains through the month. Most of the lowlands were also covered in snow for the majority of the month, especially in Washington.

~ Charts, graphs and text: 

3. Program: “Art Deco Architecture: The Gorge,” Feb. 18

“Art Deco Architecture: The Gorge” is the title of Saturday’s history program at the Original Wasco County Courthouse.  The Feb. 18 program will be presented by Hood River freelance writer and architectural historian Ellen Shapley.  The program begins at 1:30 p.m. in the 1859 Courthouse at 410 West Second Place, The Dalles.

For a brief historical moment, in the 1920’s and 1930’s, between two world wars and during the Depression, Art Deco design captivated an era.  This delightfully bold style caught the imagination of architects across America, in big cities and small towns alike.  The communities of the Gorge were no different as they aspired to keep up with the latest cultural trends.

Shapley tells of local Art Deco treasures and will share engaging stories of the people who commissioned and created both small gems and bold statements in our towns.  This visual tour of a design that still fascinates almost 100 years later will give you a new appreciation for our built environment and may evoke memories and emotions long forgotten.

Saturday’s presenter owns Architouring.  She began leading tours for the Chicago Architecture Foundation 25 years ago.  Her passion for history and the design of the built environment is currently focused on Portland and the Gorge.

There is a TV monitor on the ground floor of the 1859 courthouse to serve those unable to climb the stairs.  Coffee and cookies will be served after the program.

 4. Energy Facility Siting Council Meeting Notice and Agenda, Feb. 23-24

February 23, 2017: 2:30 p.m. & February 24, 2017: 8:30 a.m.

Cousins’ Country Inn

Banquet Room

2114 W. 6th St.

The Dalles, OR 97058

Thursday, February 23, 2017: 2:30 p.m.

  1. Consent Calendar (Information & Action Items) – Approval of minutes; Council Secretary Report and other routine Council business.
  2. Council Decision on Certified Issue by Hearing Officer for the Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility Application for Site Certificate (Action Item) – Paul Garrahan, Department of Justice. The Council will consider the questions as certified by the Hearing Officer pursuant to OAR 345‐015‐0023(k) for the Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility ASC contested case proceeding.
  3. [4:30 p.m.]: Fish and Wildlife Habitat (Sage Grouse) Rulemaking – Public Hearing (Information Item) – Jason Sierman, Rulemaking Coordinator. The Council will hold a public hearing on the rulemaking that proposes to incorporate ODFW sage‐grouse rules into the EFSC rules. and proposes to remove the requirements to identify federally listed threatened and endangered species in an application for a site certificate.
  4. Comments to Council Regarding the November 4, 2016 Denial of Contested Case for the Summit Ridge Wind Farm Amendment 2 of the Site Certificate – Ms. Irene Gilbert, Friends of the Grande Ronde Valley (Information Item) – Pursuant to OAR 345‐011‐0035(2), Ms. Gilbert requested this item be added to a Council agenda and the Council Chair concurred.
  5. Public Comment – This time is reserved for the public to address the Council regarding any item within the Council’s jurisdiction that is not otherwise closed for comment.

Friday, February 24, 2017: 8:30 a.m.

  1. Roll Call – Todd Cornett, Assistant Director/Council Secretary.
  2. Golden Hills Wind Project Presentation on Amendment 3 of the Site Certificate (Action Item) – Sarah Esterson, Siting Analyst. The Council will consider the certificate holder’s Request for Amendment 3, and a request for a contested case proceeding on the revised proposed order. The public comment period and deadline for requesting a contested case closed on January 6, 2017. Under Council rules, no further public comment can be accepted. More information on the amendment request can be found on the department’s website at

Morning Break

  1. [10:30 a.m.]: Amendment Rulemaking – Public Hearing (Information and Action Item) – Jason Sierman, Rulemaking Coordinator. The Council will hold a public hearing on the rulemaking that proposes a reorganization Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 345, Division 27 and proposes a rewrite of the rules governing requests for amendments to site certificates. These changes are intended to clarify points of past confusion in existing rules, improve organization, increase the public’s opportunity for participation and, where possible, make the amendment review processes more efficient. After the rulemaking hearing, the Council may decide to extend the comment period, schedule a second rulemaking hearing, or postpone consideration of comments received to a future EFSC meeting. Alternatively, after the rulemaking hearing, the Council may decide to consider comments received, consider the proposed rules, and potentially take action to approve the proposed rules.


  1. Fish and Wildlife Habitat (Sage Grouse) Rulemaking (Action Item) – Jason Sierman, Rulemaking Coordinator. The Council will consider its proposed rules, consider all comments received on the record of the rulemaking hearing, and potentially take action to approve the proposed rules.
  2. Public Comment – This time is reserved for the public to address the Council regarding any item within the Council’s jurisdiction that is not otherwise closed for comment.


5. Old Occupations

  • Accomptant – Accountant.
  • Advertisement Conveyancer – sandwich board man.
  • Ale Tunner – employed by the brewery to fill ale casks (tuns} with ale.
  • Almoner – Giver of charity to the needy.
  • Amanuensis – Secretary or stenographer.
  • Artificer – A solder mechanic who does repairs.
  • Bailie – Bailiff.
  • Barker – tanner.
  • Baxter – Baker.
  • Bellman – employed as a watchman or town crier or who worked for the post office and collected letters for the mail coach by walking the streets and ringing a bell.
  • Bluestocking – Female writer.
  • Boatman – worked on a boat, predominately on rivers and canals also the name given to a boat repairer.
  • Boatswain – ship’s officer in charge of riggings & sails.
  • Boniface – Keeper of an inn.
  • Brazier – One who works with brass.
  • Brewster – Beer manufacturer.
  • Brightsmith – Metal Worker.
  • Burgonmaster – Mayor.
  • Caulker – One who filled up cracks (in ships or windows or seams to make them watertight by using tar or oakum-hem fiber produced by taking old ropes apart.
  • Chaisemaker – Carriage maker.
  • Chandler – Dealer or trader; one who makes or sells candles; retailer of groceries, ship supplier.
  • Chiffonnier – Wig maker.
  • Clark – Clerk.
  • Clerk – Clergyman, cleric.
  • Clicker – The servant of a salesman who stood at the door to invite customers; one who received the matter in the galley from the compositors and arranged it in due form ready for printing; one who makes eyelet holes in boots using a machine which clicked.
  • Cohen – Priest.
  • Collier – Coal miner.
  • Colporteur – Peddler of books.
  • Cooper – One who makes or repairs vessels made of staves & hoops, such as casks, barrels, tubs, etc.
  • Cordwainer – Shoemaker, originally any leather worker using leather from Cordova/Cordoba in Spain.
  • Costermonger – Peddler of fruits and vegetables.
  • Crocker – Potter.
  • Crowner – Coroner.
  • Currier – One who dresses the coat of a horse with a currycomb; one who tanned leather by incorporating oil or grease.
  • Docker – Stevedore, dock worker who loads and unloads cargo.
  • Dowser – One who finds water using a rod or witching stick.
  • Draper – A dealer in dry goods.
  • Drayman – One who drives a long strong cart without fixed sides for carrying heavy loads.
  • Dresser – A surgeon’s assistant in a hospital.
  • Drover – One who drives cattle, sheep, etc. to market; a dealer in cattle.
  • Duffer – Peddler.
  • Factor Agent – commission merchant; one who acts or transacts business for another; Scottish steward or bailiff of an estate.
  • Farrier – A blacksmith, one who shoes horses.
  • Faulkner – Falconer.
  • Fell monger – One who removes hair or wool from hides in preparation for. leather making.
  • Feller – woodcutter.
  • Felter – worker in the hatting industry.
  • Flaxdresser – prepared flax prior to spinning.
  • Fleshmonger/Flesher – butcher or one who worked in a tannery.
  • Fletcher – One who made bows and arrows.
  • Fuller – One who fulls cloth; one who shrinks and thickens woolen cloth by moistening, heating, and pressing; one who cleans and finishes cloth.
  • Gaoler – A keeper of the goal, a jailer.
  • Glazier – Window glassman.
  • Hacker – Maker of hoes.
  • Hatcheler – One who combed out or carded flax.
  • Haymonger – Dealer in hay.
  • Hayward – Keeper of fences.
  • Higgler – Itinerant peddler.
  • Hillier – Roof tiler.
  • Hind – A farm laborer.
  • Hooker – Reaper.
  • Hooper – One who made hoops for casks and barrels.
  • Hostler – A groom who took care of horses, often at an inn or One who moves locomotives in and out of a roundhouse; also : one who services locomotives.
  • Huckster – Sells small wares.
  • Husbandman – A farmer who cultivated the land.
  • Jagger – Fish peddler.
  • Journeyman – One who had served his apprenticeship and mastered his craft, not bound to serve a master, but hired by the day.
  • Joyner / Joiner – A skilled carpenter.
  • Keeler – Bargeman.
  • Kempster – Wool comber.
  • Lardner – Keeper of the cupboard.
  • Lavender – Washer woman.
  • Lederer – Leather maker.
  • Leech – Physician.
  • Longshoreman – Stevedore.
  • Lormer -Maker of horse gear.
  • Malender – Farmer.
  • Maltster – Brewer.
  • Manciple – A steward.
  • Mason – Bricklayer or stone worker.
  • Mintmaster – One who issued local currency.
  • Monger – Seller of goods (ale, fish).
  • Muleskinner – Teamster.
  • Neatherder – Herds cows.
  • Ordinary Keeper – Innkeeper with fixed prices.
  • Pattern Maker – A maker of a clog shod with an iron ring. A clog was a wooden pole with a pattern cut into the end.
  • Peregrinator – Itinerant wanderer.
  • Peruker – A wig maker.
  • Pettifogger – A shyster lawyer.
  • Pigman – Crockery dealer.
  • Plumber – One who applied sheet lead for roofing and set lead frames for plain or stained glass windows.
  • Porter – Door keeper.
  • Puddler – Wrought iron worker.
  • Quarrier – Quarry worker.
  • Rigger – Hoist tackle worker.
  • Ripper – Seller of fish.
  • Roper – Maker of rope or nets.
  • Saddler – One who makes, repairs or sells saddles or other furnishings for horses.
  • Sawbones – Physician.
  • Sawyer – One who saws; carpenter.
  • Schumacker – Shoemaker.
  • Scribler – A minor or worthless author.
  • Scrivener – Professional or public copyist or writer; notary public.
  • Scrutiner – Election judge.
  • Shrieve – Sheriff.
  • Slater – Roofer.
  • Slopseller – Seller of ready-made clothes in a slop shop.
  • Snobscat / Snob – One who repaired shoes.
  • Sorter – Tailor.
  • Spinster – A woman who spins or an unmarried woman.
  • Spurrer – Maker of spurs.
  • Squire – Country gentleman; farm owner; justice of peace.
  • Stevedore – laborer who unloads and loads ships’ cargoes.
  • Stuff gown – Junior barrister.
  • Stuff gownsman – Junior barrister.
  • Supercargo – Officer on merchant ship who is in charge of cargo and the commercial concerns of the ship.
  • Tanner – One who tans (cures) animal hides into leather.
  • Tapley – One who puts the tap in an ale cask.
  • Tasker – Reaper.
  • Teamster – One who drives a team for hauling.
  • Thatcher – Roofer.
  • Tide waite — Customs inspector.
  • Tinker — Am itinerant tin pot and pan seller and repairman.
  • Tipstaff – Policeman.
  • Travers – Toll bridge collection.
  • Tucker – Cleaner of cloth goods.
  • Turner — A person who turns wood on a lathe into spindles.
  • Victualer – A tavern keeper, or one who provides an army, navy, or ship with food.
  • Vulcan – Blacksmith.
  • Wagoner – Teamster not for hire.
  • Wainwright – Wagon maker.
  • Waiter Customs officer or tide waiter – One who waited on the tide to collect duty on goods brought in.
  • Waterman – Boatman who plies for hire.
  • Webster – Operator of looms.
  • Wharfinger – Owner of a wharf.
  • Wheelwright – One who made or repaired wheels; wheeled carriages,etc.
  • Whitesmith Tinsmith – worker of iron who finishes or polishes the work.
  • Whitewing – Street sweeper.
  • Whitster – Bleacher of cloth.
  • Wright – Workman, especially a construction worker.
  • Yeoman – Farmer who owns his own land. 

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

Bird.Black.EnvelopeNational Weather Service, Pendleton, The Month in Review, January

Tracking truffles in Oregon’s forests 

Should Marionberry be Oregon’s official state pie? 

Farm Loops Aim to Lure AgriTourism Dollars

The Rubin Report, a talk show about big ideas and free speech, powered by the viewers

Two centuries of U.S. Immigration (watch lower left screen) 

Concerts in Bend, Oregon

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center 

African immigrant population in U.S. steadily climbs

Military Aviation. To Libya and Back Inside Obama’s Last Strike Against ISIS

Oregon Democrat Eyes Law On Removing Presidents

Are we still living in a Republic?