Sherman County eNews #74


  1. Sherman County School District Seeks Budget Committee Member

  2. Sherman County School Tennis Schedule Update

  3. Mayor Vacancy: City of Rufus

  4. Maryhill Museum of Art Debuts Monthly Tango Dance Party

  5. Unearned Guilt

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

1. Sherman County School District Seeks Budget Committee Member 

Logo.Sherman High SchoolThe Sherman County School District is seeking an interested party to fill a vacancy on its budget committee.  If you live in the Moro area and would be interested in applying please contact Kim McKinney at 541-565-3500 or email at  before April 7th, 2017.  The School Board will review applicants and appoint a member at the Regular School Board Meeting on April 10th, 2017.

2. Sherman County School Tennis Schedule Update

sport.tennis1March 14, 2017 – Sherman vs Riverside here at home – matches have been CANCELLED, but have been rescheduled for Friday, March 17th, 2017 at 4:00

March 21, 2017 – Sherman vs White Salmon at 4:00 – site has been MOVED TO WHITE SALMON (was originally here at home), bus departs at 2:15

~ Audrey Rooney, Registrar, Sherman High School, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, OR 97039  PH: 541-565-3500 ~ Fax: 541-565-3319

3. Mayor Vacancy: City of Rufus

The City of Rufus is seeking applications for City Council Mayor.  City of Rufus positions are elected and/or appointed by Council, when a vacancy occurs, until the next general election.

To qualify, candidates must reside within the City limits and be a registered voter in the City prior to submitting an application for appointment. Applications must be submitted to the Office of the City Recorder no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 to be considered.

Rufus City Council will conduct a public interview of candidates at its regular meeting of Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Rufus City Hall, 304 W. 2nd St, Rufus, Oregon 97050.

The appointee’s term shall begin immediately upon his/her appointment and term ending 12/31/18.  Applications may be obtained at City Hall, 304 W 2nd ST, Rufus Oregon 97050; phone 541-739-2321 or

4. Maryhill Museum of Art Debuts Monthly Tango Dance Party

Discover the art of tango at Maryhill Museum of Art! Beginning Saturday, March 25 at 6 p.m., the museum will host a series of monthly tango dance parties for all levels, from absolute beginner to advanced dancers. Special guest instructors from Portland will build on your level of dance throughout the season.

Tango is a passionate, unique partner dance and corresponding musical style that originated along the border of Uruguay and Argentina. While the tango is today most closely associated with Argentina, it has influences from a variety of cultures including Cuba, Africa and Europe. In 2009 UNESCO included tango on its lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

“Tango is a fascinating art form that everyone can learn and enjoy,” says Louise Palermo, Maryhill’s curator of education and a tango enthusiast. “Tango music engages your soul and moves your spirit in unison with the sound and your partner – it is the closest thing to magic you will encounter. Tango is a journey, not a destination, so come to Maryhill for a wonderful ride!”

Tango Dance Parties (milonga) will be held at Maryhill the last Saturday of the month, March through October. The evening starts with a 45-minute tango lesson at 6 p.m., followed by the milonga from 7 to 9 p.m. All levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced, and no partner or prior experience is required.

The cost of the program is $5 for Maryhill Museum of Art members / $10 non-members. Pre-registration is preferred; but not required. For more information, or to reserve, call 509.773.3733 ext. 25. To gain entry after hours, visitors should use the entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing on the Cannon Power Plaza.

Tango Dance Parties will be held on the following dates in 2017:  March 25, April 29, May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26, September 30 and October 28.

5. Unearned Guilt

People who would never think of trying to drive a car with the brakes on often do something very similar to themselves.

A wise and funny woman once said, “Show me a person without guilt, and I’ll show you a person without a mother!” Now, she herself was a mother, and guilt, when it’s appropriate, is a useful function of a healthy conscience.

The point she was making through humor is that all of us suffer from at least a touch of guilt and feelings of unworthiness. When these feelings grow large enough to take over, it’s like trying to drive a car with the brakes on. You may go forward in fits and starts, but you won’t go very far.

Guilt and unworthiness are things we were taught to feel as children by well-intentioned, but misguided adults who probably didn’t realize the damage they were doing. By the time we became adults, these feelings were so ingrained that they became automatic responses – part of our self-image.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that you can take yourself off automatic and bring your consciousness to bear on these feelings. You can learn how to refuse to accept unearned guilt and forgive the people who unwisely taught you to feel unworthy. Chances are, they too were taught that way. But you can break that cycle.

A commitment to get rid of unnecessary guilt is a great place to start. Seek out resources – counselors, teachers, friends, classes, books, online video resources – that can help you feel the peace and personal power that is your birthright. Appropriate guilt is one thing, but unearned guilt is a whole other ballgame – and one we don’t need to play. ~ The Pacific Institute

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

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Trump signs government reorganization order

There Really Was A Liberal Media Bubble

Hidden Gem Spring Break Destinations

Total Eclipse of the Sun August 21, 2017

The National Oregon/California Trail Center

Sherman County Oregon, A Historical Collection

Maryhill Museum of Art – Something for Everyone 

An Incredibly Detailed Map of the Roman Empire At Its Height in 211AD