Sherman County eNews #113


  1. Sherman School District Athletic Schedule Update

  2. Sherman County Bus to Hood River Follies on Sunday Canceled

  3. Sherman County School Hall of Honor Nominations Requested

  4. Sherman County Photography Club, April 24

  5. May 28 and 29…Wasco’s Annual Memorial Day Celebration

  6. Non-Profit Organization is Seeking Local Host Families for High School Exchange Students 

  7. Aging and Attitude

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

“[A] good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should endeavor not only to be learned but virtuous.” —George Washington (1790)

1. Sherman School District Athletic Schedule Update

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April 22, 2017 – Make-up matches with Riverside here at home starting at 12:00

 2. Sherman County Bus to Hood River Follies on Sunday Canceled

Sherman County Lion, Nell Melzer, reports that due to the short number of people signed up, the Sherman County bus has been canceled for the trip for the Follies on Sunday. This is a presentation of the Lion Clubs for the benefit of the Sight and Hearing funds, written and produced by locals in this 41st presentation.

The Follies are still scheduled for the Matinee on Sunday, April 23rd. Evening programs are scheduled for April 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, and 29 at the Hood River Middle School up on May Street in Hood River.  Admission is $10. Call Nell Melzer for more information, 541- 565-3517.

3. Sherman County School Hall of Honor Nominations Requested


The Sherman County School Hall of Honor Board will be convening later this month to begin the selection and planning process for the 2nd Annual Hall of Honor induction ceremony to be scheduled in September.  We are currently seeking nominations from the community.

The purpose of the Hall of Honor is to formally recognize outstanding contributions to the heritage and tradition of the Sherman County School District. It is the intent of this Hall of Honor Board to recognize and preserve the memory of students, teachers, athletes, teams, coaches, boosters, and others whose achievements and support have brought recognition and honor to the Sherman County School District. For more information regarding the Hall of Honor or to nominate a candidate for induction, please visit and click on Information then the Hall of Honor tab.  For questions, call Wes Owens at 541-565-3500.

4. Sherman County Photography Club, April 24

camera.handheldCome on out to the Sherman County Public/School Library April 24 for the monthly meeting of the Sherman County Photography Club. Learn how to add watermarks to your pictures. Watch a presentation on “Vital Filters for Landscape Photography” and join in “Show and Share” of your favorite filters. Meeting starts at 6 p.m. Hope to see you there.

5. May 28 and 29Th…Wasco’s Annual Memorial Day Celebration

American flag1Sunday May 28th

  • Country breakfast, a benefit for ABC Husky Day Care..7:30 to 10:30 am station on old Hwy 97..north end of town
  • Family board games and goodies…4pm to 8pm, Wasco Annex (old grade school, Barnett St)
  • Library games and kids raffle in the annex

American flag.kidsMonday, May 29th Memorial Day

  • Country breakfast, a benefit for ABC Husky Day Care..7:30 to 10:30 am station on old Hwy 97..north end of town
  • WASCO’S Historic RR Depot is the location for the day’s events…
  • 10:30 Sen. Bill Hansell Tribute to our Military Veterans & special songs
  • Air Force fly over
  • 11 am ..Parade …. long time announcer , Jake Grossmiller, being honored as grand marshal

Other events…

  • Popular well-known, award-winning Oregon author, Rick Steber, in City Hall with a reading at 1 p.m.
  • Sherman county photography club display in City Hall
  • Rod McGuire’s Paradise Rose BBQ
  • Popular pastry auction
  • Car Show
  • Magician, face painting
  • Wasco  train rides
  • RR depot open
  • Raffle, grand prize Widlhorse Casino gift package

Submitted by Carol MacKenzie PO Box 85 Wasco, Ore 541-442-5979

6. Non-Profit Organization is Seeking Local Host Families for High School Exchange Students 

boy.puzzledASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.

ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience.

The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.

To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to to begin your host family application. Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today!


7. Aging and Attitude

bench.guysIf you’re interested in living to a ripe old age, here is some information about aging and attitude that may surprise you.

Several studies that have been performed regarding people who are older, who have lived far beyond the norm in the United States, indicate that attitude seems to play an important role. There probably isn’t anything like a “longevity personality.” Living to the ripe old age of 100 seems to happen to selfish, cantankerous people as often as it does to those who are quiet and kind. But there does seem to be a common thread, and it is a sense of self-sufficiency.

The oldest of our senior citizens all seem to have a strong attachment to freedom and independence. They tend to dislike and avoid constraints and they value their autonomy highly. What’s more, most of these old-timers are also people who enjoy life. They have a high degree of realistic optimism, a definite sense of humor, and they respond to simple pleasures, seeing beauty where others only see ugliness. They are also extremely adaptable and resilient. Some of them had been hit hard by the Great Depression, but they recovered to build new futures. And while many of them cherished childhood memories, all of them preferred living in the present with its many changes.

In a nutshell, these studies found that attitude seemed to outweigh physical characteristics and what these folks thought and felt was more important than what they ate or how long their parents had lived.

So, if you want to live a long, happy life, consider keeping track of your attitude as well as counting your calories and monitoring your cholesterol. ~ The Pacific Institute

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

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