Sherman County eNews #94


  1. Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum Willys Auto Show, April 8

  2. Paint Nite Fun to Benefit ABC Huskies Day Care, April 14

  3. South Sherman Fire & Rescue Firefighter II Academy, April 8-9

  4. U.S. Rep. Greg Walden’s Continuing Series of Town Hall Meetings

  5. Prager University. Short Videos, Big Ideas 

  6. County-wide Cleanup, May 6

  7. Parenting: Too Much, Too Little?

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

1. Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum Willys Auto Show, April 8

Willys – Willys – & More Willys!

This Second Saturday

April 8, 2017

Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum [WAAAM]

Hood River

In April we always feature a different make of automobile and this year it’s the Willys-Overland! Do you have a Willys automobile?  Or does someone you know have a Willys automobile?  Come on down to WAAAM to show off your Willys auto  in our “Show and Shine.” 


9 – Museum Opens

10-2 – Action! Flying and Driving!

10 – FAASTeam Seminar

11-1 – Lunch!

11 – Restoration Shop Tour

12-1 – Caboose Tour

1 – Restoration Shop Tour

5 – Museum Closes

Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum

1600 Air Museum Rd. Hood River, OR 97031


2. Paint Nite Fun to Benefit ABC Huskies Day Care, April 14

Here is a reminder to everyone interested in the Paint Nite event sponsored by ABC Huskies on April 28th. We need to have 35 spots filled by April 14, 2017, so if you are planning to attend, please register soon! You can purchase your spot by going to: Hope to see the Wasco Annex filled with aspiring artists for an evening of fun!

3. South Sherman Fire & Rescue Firefighter II Academy

Firefighter II Academy

South Sherman Fire & Rescue

April 8-9


Grass Valley Grade School

Grass Valley

For details contact:

Amber Kuettel 541-714-3185

4. U.S. Rep. Greg Walden’s Continuing Series of Town Hall Meetings 

American flag2MEDFORD — Continuing a series of town hall meetings around Oregon’s Second District, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden announced today that he will hold six town halls in April, with meetings in Medford, Grants Pass, Bend, Prineville, Hood River, and The Dalles.

“I’ve been proud to hold regular town hall meetings in all 20 counties in our vast district. They are another great way for me to update my ‘to-do’ list to take back to the nation’s capital,” Walden said. “While Congress and the country face major issues like growing the economy and fixing the health care system, I’m also working on finding solutions for local problems in our communities. Growing jobs in Oregon, finding common-sense health care solutions, better managing our public lands, and taking care of our veterans remain some of my top priorities.”

Each year, Walden holds at least one town hall meeting in all 20 counties in the vast Second Congressional District. By April 14, Walden will have held 13 town hall meetings in 2017. He held 27 in 2016 alone and 137 since 2012. At the end of February, a national press analysis found that Walden held more in-person town halls in February than all but two other members of the U.S. House and Senate.

Oregonians who cannot attend Walden’s town hall meetings but would still like to ask questions or provide input are encouraged to visit his website at There, Oregonians can find Walden’s views on local and regional issues, send him an email to provide input, and sign up for his free, regular newsletter.

Second District residents can also sign up for telephone town hall meetings through Walden’s website. “I’ve gotten very favorable feedback from people in our district from the telephone town halls. These are especially important for those who have difficulty with transportation. They give people whose voice might not otherwise be heard a chance to weigh in on public policy,” Walden said.

Constituents can also follow Walden on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to learn more about his work around southern, central, and eastern Oregon

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

What: Wasco County Town Hall Meeting
When: 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. PDT
Where: Fort Dalles Readiness Center Assembly Hall, 402 E Scenic Drive, The Dalles 97058

What: Hood River County Town Hall Meeting
When: 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. PDT
Where: Hood River Middle School Auditorium, 1602 May Street, Hood River 97031

Thursday, April 13, 2017

What: Crook County Town Hall Meeting
When: 8:30a.m. – 9:30a.m. PDT
Where: Crook County High School Auditorium, 1100 SE Lynn Blvd, Prineville 97754

What: Deschutes County Town Hall Meeting
When: 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. PDT
Where: Mountain View High School Main Gym, 2755 NE 27th Street, Bend 97701

Friday, April 14, 2017

What:Jackson County Town Hall Meeting
When:7:30a.m. – 8:30a.m. PDT
Where: North Medford High School Performing Arts Auditorium, 1900 N Keene Way Drive, Medford 97504

What: Josephine County Town Hall Meeting
When: 10:30a.m. – 11:30a.m. PDT
Where: Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, 830 NE 9th Street, Grants Pass 97526

5. Prager University. Short Videos, Big Ideas 

Our Mission

The greatest threat to America is that most Americans don’t know what makes America great. PragerU’s mission is to explain and spread what we call “Americanism” through the power of the Internet. Our five-minute videos are conservative sound bites that clarify profoundly significant and uniquely American concepts for more than 100 million people each year.

Our Vision

We help millions of people understand the fundamental values that shaped America, and provide them with the intellectual ammunition they need to defend and spread those values. PragerU is a resource for every American—and every person in the world who values liberty—for understanding and explaining the values we share.

About Us

We take the best ideas from the best minds and distill them down to five focused minutes. We then add graphics and animation to create the most persuasive, entertaining, and educational case possible for the values that have made America and the West the source of so much liberty and wealth. These values are Judeo-Christian at their core and include the concepts of freedom of speech, a free press, free markets and a strong military to protect and project those values.

Join us in making the world a better place, five minutes at a time.

6. County-wide Cleanup, May 6th

garbage.keep cleanOn May 6th, Sherman County residents are invited to bring one pick-up load of trash to the Solid Waste Transfer Station without paying a fee with some exceptions.

When: Saturday, May 6, 2017 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Sherman County Solid Waste Transfer Site located at 72526

Welk Road between Highway 206 and Biggs Junction.

How: Upon arrival, wait for the attendant to direct you to the

appropriate unloading site.

Limited: One trip per vehicle.


 No household hazardous or medical waste will be accepted.

 No recycling.

Fees are required for:

Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners $31.18 each

Appliances $11.83

Tires without rims $11.29

Tires with rims $15.06

Furniture – $11.83

You may also bring:

 YARD WASTE – Clean brush & trimmings under 6 inches in



 E-WASTE – Computer towers, laptops, monitors, televisions

Please note:

Recycling will not be accepted on this day. Recycling will be accepted on any regular scheduled day:

2nd Friday and Saturday in Moro

3rd Friday and Saturday in Wasco

4th Friday and Saturday in Rufus

~ Waste Connections/The Dalles Disposal

7. Parenting: Too Much, Too Little?

children.cartoonWe all want our children to be safe and happy, but is there such a thing as too much safety, too much protection?  Raising children is an exciting process, but sometimes it can seem a little too exciting, especially when you have to call the plumber to get your kid’s hand unstuck from the toilet! It is quite the balancing act, and it takes a lot of nerve and devotion on the part of parents.

How much should parents do to keep their children safe, and how much protection is too much? There is a fine line between mothering and smothering, between fathering and bothering. Overprotective parents, in their desire to save life, may suppress it instead, as they project their own fears onto their children. However, what they are really doing is protecting their own comfort.

Too many adults go through life afraid of all sorts of things – dogs, heights, meeting new people, going barefoot, riding horses, you name it – because of repeated fear messages and warnings given them by their own overprotective parents when they were small. Keep in mind, there are palpable dangers “out there,” and it is smart to be wary. The question is, do we really need to be “helicopter” parents, always hovering over our children?

Teach your kids to be cautious when it’s necessary. But also teach them to risk, to live and laugh and test their own limits. Be there with a guiding hand and an encouraging word, and be ready to haul them away from real danger. Be mindful that you don’t squelch their spirits in your quest to keep them from harm, as you navigate this balancing act called parenting.

A study reported in the Journal of Child and Family Studies (Feb. 2013) found that parents being overly involved in their adult kids’ lives can actually do more harm than good. In fact, the adult, college-age students interviewed for the study reported their feelings of incompetence (because mom and dad went to bat for them over issues they could have, and probably should have, taken care of themselves) actually led to greater feelings of depression and dissatisfaction.

If you can teach your young child how to take calculated risks and really live life fully as children, you will be giving them a wonderful blessing that will serve them well as adults. ~ The Pacific Institute

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

bird.talkWhat’s wrong with Socialism?    We’ve read and watched the news of Venezuelan society collapsing under the weight of socialism. But how bad is it really? Thanks to documentary filmmaker Ami Horowitz, we can see firsthand the suffering of the Venezuelan people. We’re proud to partner with Ami and bring you this short film of his harrowing trip to Venezuela.

Prager University. Short Videos, Big Ideas

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