Sherman County eNews #58

 CONTENT

  1. “Sticks in Stacks” at Sherman County Public/School Library, March 2

  2. Jeff Merkley’s Town Hall in Rufus, March 4

  3. Regional History Forum: “Now Playing at the Vogt,” March 4

  4. Sherman County Public/School Library Book Club, March 15

  5. Sherman County Courthouse Groundbreaking and Open House, March 8

  6. Jean (Zevely) Anderson’s Blog: The May Ranch, Grass Valley, Dayville & Silvies

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


1. “Sticks in Stacks” at Sherman County Public/School Library, March 2

sewKnitsheep“Sticks in Stacks” at Sherman County Public/School Library Thursday, March 2:  Social crafting starts at 6:00 p.m. every Thursday. Instructional assistance for knit, crochet, and spinning will be available at 7:00 p.m. Bring your knitting, crochet, spinning, quilting, or cross-stitch projects. All fiber arts are welcome.
For further information about this program please contact Sherman County Public/School Library at (541) 565-3279 or email shermanlibrary@sherman.k12.or.us.


 2. Jeff Merkley’s Town Hall in Rufus, March 4

American flag2This Saturday, March 4th, I’ll be hosting a town hall at Bob’s Texas T-Bone and Frosty’s in Rufus. I invite all Sherman County residents to come and discuss what we need to do to strengthen our state and our nation. Also, if you are running into red tape accessing veterans’ benefits or dealing with Social Security or Medicare, or having trouble getting what you need from other federal agencies, I will have a constituent services worker on hand who may be able to help.

What:
Sherman County Town Hall

When:
Saturday, March 4th, 2017
3:00 PM

Where:
Bob’s Texas T-Bone and Frosty’s, Event Room
101 First St.
Rufus, OR 97050


3. Regional History Forum: “Now Playing at the Vogt,” March 4

drama1The program on the Vogt Grand Theatre postponed because of snow in early February will be held next Saturday.  “Now Playing at the Vogt:  The Dalles’ Forgotten Opera House” is the theme of a presentation Saturday, Mar. 4, by local historian Karl Vercouteren.  It takes place in the upstairs courtroom of the 1859 Original Courthouse, 410 W. 2nd Place in The Dalles.

The program begins at 1:30 p.m.  This is the last program of the 2017 Regional History Forum series.  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. Sherman County Public/School Library Book Club, March 15

Sherman County Public/School Library Book Club will meet Wednesday, March 15 at 6:00pm. Please join us for tea, dessert, and discussion of “The Beach House” by Mary Alice Monroe. To request a hold call 541-565-3279 or email shermanlibrary@sherman.k12.or.us.


5. Sherman County Courthouse Groundbreaking and Open House, March 8

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The public is invited to attend the official Sherman County Courthouse Addition and Renovation Groundbreaking Ceremony and Open House to be held Wednesday, March 8th at 1:30 pm at the Sherman County Courthouse in Moro. A brief groundbreaking ceremony will take place in front of the Courthouse to be followed by an open house in the Circuit Courtroom upstairs. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with project team members to learn about the project scope and timeline, review floor plans, see examples of interior and exterior finishes, and enjoy refreshments.


6. Jean (Zevely) Anderson’s Blog: Ancestors, The May Ranch, Tygh Valley, Grass Valley, Dayville & Silvies

typewriterAre you thinking about writing your life story? You might want to see Jean (Zevely) Anderson’s Blog with short pieces about Ancestors, The May Ranch, Tygh Valley, Grass Valley, Dayville & Silvies. “I grew up on a ranch bordering the tiny town of Grass Valley, Oregon.  I was not a dainty girl. I was a breakneck kid, a trait that has permeated my entire life.  Having narrowly survived childhood, adolescence, marriage, children, and divorce, I went back to school in my thirties and fulfilled an early dream by getting a degree in architecture. This combination, plus a second marriage to an artist/adventurer/sailor, led to an interesting life. Over the years, I have written a collection of autobiographical vignettes progressing from early childhood through my sixties. I’m calling this collection MY LIFE FROM Z TO A, having started with the name of Zevely and ended as Anderson.” It begins here: http://www.mylifefromztoa.com/.


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

Bird.Black.EnvelopeAngela Swedberg, Artist  http://www.stoningtongallery.com/artistselect.php?fn=Angela&ln=Swedberg&artist=146&artType=0&topic=bio 

Travel the Underground Railroad, Slavery & Harriet Tubman  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/02/24/travel/underground-railroad-slavery-harriet-tubman-byway-maryland.html?emc=edit_th_20170226&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=35377422&_r=1 

Cirque Du Soleil at the Oscars in 2012 https://biggeekdad.com/2014/01/cirque-du-soleil-oscars/ 

Why the UN Deck Is Stacked against Israel http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/02/why_the_un_deck_is_stacked_against_israel.html

The True Size of Africa http://brilliantmaps.com/size-of-africa/

How to Fact Check Fake News  https://www.facebook.com/georgehtakei/videos/vb.205344452828349/10154592016416939/?type=2&theater

Oregon’s winter of 2016-17 won’t soon be forgotten http://www.oregonlive.com/weather/index.ssf/2017/02/oregons_winter_of_2016-17_wont.html

20 Ingenious Animal Crossings From Around the World http://www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?emailid=24796

50 State Road Trip: Small Towns in Every State  http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/america/fifty-states/2017/01/17/scenic-small-towns-50-states/96557870/

How Much Oil is Left? | Peak Energy & Resources, Climate Change, and the Preservation of Knowledge http://energyskeptic.com/2016/how-much-oil-is-left/

Economic growth: How it works; how it fails; why wealth disparity occurs | Our Finite World https://ourfiniteworld.com/2015/12/08/economic-growth-how-it-works-how-it-fails-why-wealth-disparity-occurs/


 

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