Sherman County eNews #79


  1. Incredible Years Parenting Series, April & May

  2. Kaare Berge 1925-2017

  3. Funeral Service for Kaare Berge, Grass Valley Baptist Church, March 25

  4. Notice. Sherman County Court Special Session, March 30

  5. John Day Dam Navigation Lock Reopened to River Traffic

  6. The Depth of Self-Esteem

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

1. Incredible Years Parenting Series, April & May

children.cartoonParents with children ages 2-8 (inquire if younger)

When: April 5-May 17, Wednesdays, 5-7pm

Where: Moro Community Presbyterian Church (204 4th St.)

Topics: social/emotional coaching, praise, limits, time-out

Daycare & dinner provided

**Sign-up: Katie (541) 980-8674

Funded by Sherman County Community Outreach

2. Kaare Berge 1925-2017

flower.rose.starKaare Berge, 91, December 14, 1925 – March 13, 2017

Kaare Berge was born Dec. 14, 1925 in Helgen, Telemark, Norway, and died March 13, 2017 in Brush Prairie, Wash. He was predeceased by parents, Gulaug Skori Berge and Knute Berge; four sisters, Anna Berge, Klara Berge, Gudrun Berge Throleson, and Gunhild Berge Johnson; five brothers, Olaf Berge, Alfred Berge, Karl Berge, Torger Berge and Art Berge; and by his wife, Mildred Koskiniemi Berge.

He is survived by his children, Sara Berge Emerick (Steve), Sonja Berge Chandler (Peter), Gail Berge Gunderson (Peder) and Jim Berge (Gwen); 12 grandchildren, Megan Emerick Schneider, Kathryn Emerick Nealey, Kevin Emerick, Grant Emerick, Kate Chandler, Ross Chandler, Emily Gunderson, Nathan Gunderson, Grace Gunderson, Corey Berge, Paige Berge and Philip Berge; and one great-granddaughter.

Kaare grew up farming in North Dakota. Following service in the Korean War, where he received the Bronze Star, he went to college and became a teacher. He taught H.S. math in the Midwest, Portland and Grass Valley, Oregon, where he returned to his roots with a cattle and wheat ranch. He was defined by his steady faith in Christ. A quiet and unassuming man, his kindness and understanding impacted everyone who met him. His presence made the world a better place. A funeral will be held March 25, 2017, First Baptist Church of Grass Valley. Lunch following. Private interment in Willamette National cemetery.

3. Funeral Service for Kaare Berge, Grass Valley Baptist Church, March 25

Funeral services for Kaare Berge will be held at Grass Valley Baptist church on Sat. March 25 at 11:30 with a luncheon to follow at the GV Pavilion please bring a salad or dessert for the luncheon and enjoy sharing memories and visiting with the family. Any questions call Bonne Whitley at 541-333-2292

4. Notice. Sherman County Court Special Session, March 30

ShermanCoLogoThe Sherman County Court will hold a special session on March 30, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in the Circuit Courtroom at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039. The court will meet as the Compensation Board, enter into executive session in Accordance with ORS 192.660 (2) (i) Personnel, and brainstorm for possible special projects for future years.

5. John Day Dam Navigation Lock Reopened to River Traffic

PORTLAND, Ore. — The navigation lock at John Day Dam, near Rufus, Oregon, reopened to river traffic late Saturday night, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials in the Portland District announced.

The Corps of Engineers is nearing the scheduled end of an extended navigation lock maintenance outage, which began Dec. 12, 2016. The coordinated 14-week-long closure has affected all eight Corps navigation locks on the Columbia and Snake rivers, during which time critical, non-routine repairs and maintenance, plus routine maintenance and scheduled improvements are being completed.

Bonneville Lock and Dam reopened on Feb. 9, as scheduled, and McNary reopened Friday. The Dalles, Lower Monumental, and Lower Granite locks and dams remain scheduled to return to service at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 20.

As previously announced, Little Goose and Ice Harbor dam’s navigation locks, on Washington’s Snake River, cannot be returned to service by March 20 because of on-site work complications. Ice Harbor is tentatively scheduled to return their lock to service at 11:59 p.m. on March 23. Little Goose is currently estimated to reopen their lock at 11:59 p.m. on April 2.

The Corps continues to communicate and coordinate with Columbia-Snake River Navigation System users and stakeholders. For more information about the 2016-2017 Columbia-Snake Rivers Extended Navigation Lock Outage, visit the Corps’ webpage

6. The Depth of Self-Esteem

Is an intense desire for personal growth and development a selfish thing? Some people think it is, but that’s not necessarily so. Today, let’s give this a little deeper thought.

Human beings are social beings. We feel the most lasting satisfaction and meaning from our relationships with other people. We have a strong need to belong, to love and be loved, to feel needed and accepted. But how much love you can give – and accept – depends on how you feel about yourself.

Long before you can improve your relationships with others, you must first improve your relationship with yourself. If you don’t value and care for yourself, it is difficult to value and care for others. Remember, it is our inner thoughts, our inner beliefs, that get played out in the world around us.

Also, did you know that having a high sense of self-worth is contagious? You see, when your self-esteem is high, you almost automatically nurture and mentor those around you, as well. Think back. In your years of working or playing in groups of people, large or small, who have you gravitated toward? Has it been those folks who unselfishly give to and support those around them? Has just being in their presence given a lift to your own sense of self?

To sum it up, how you feel about yourself directly affects how you live life and how you relate to others. So, it’s far from selfish to want to grow as a person and to feel a healthy sense of high self-esteem. In fact, high self-esteem will make you more generous. We all do unto others as we do unto ourselves, so to speak.

And when you live with a storehouse of quiet, deep gladness in your heart, you’ll be in a far better position to share, reach out, give and receive from others. ~ The Pacific Institute

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

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