Sherman County eNews #151


  1. Sherman County School Athletic Schedule Update, May 24

  2. Sherman County Family Fair, June 9

  3. Public Announcement: Sherman County School District Surplus Sale

  4. Recognition: Class of 1957 1st to Graduate from Sherman High, June 3

  5. Pushing Beyond Limits

  6. History Tidbits: First Sherman Man Killed in Viet Nam

  7. Oregon Historical Society Launches New Website Access to Digital Collections

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

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.  If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”  – Nelson Mandela 

1. Sherman County School Athletic Schedule Update, May 24 

Logo.Sherman High SchoolCongratulations to our Huskies for placing 2nd for the 2017 Special District 6 2A/1A Baseball Tournament!  They will be competing in the OSAA play-off game this Wednesday, May 24th here at Sherman High School starting at 4:30.

Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students, and children 4 years and younger are free.

Please come and cheer on our Huskies as they strive for the opportunity to move on to the Quarterfinals. Thank you for all of your support!

2. Sherman County Family Fair, June 9

boy.telephonetalkSave the Date:

Sherman County Family Fair

June 9th, 2017 4:00-6:30 pm

Moro Park

Come enjoy many family friendly activities, food and music.

~ Taylor Olsen, Sherman County Prevention Coordinator

Office: 541-565-5036


3. Public Announcement: Sherman County School District Surplus Sale

Sherman County School District Surplus Sale

Sealed bidding will close at 3:00 p.m.  on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 with immediate announcement of bid results.

At the May 8, 2017 Regular Board Meeting of the Sherman County School District, the Board of Directors declared the following items to be offered as surplus:

(15)                      New metal fire rated door frames, various sizes

(6)                       Sections of lockers, various sizes

(Approximately 70) 4′ fluorescent light fixtures

(1)                       Large wooden teacher’s desk

(1)                       1980 Dodge Pickup Truck with Dee Zee Tool box

(1)                       1981 Toyota Pickup Truck

The process of selling these surplus items will be done through a sealed bidding process.  This allows for a fair and open sale for interested parties.  Bidders may view the items by calling (541) 565-3500 or by contacting Wes Owens at and making an appointment with Sherman County School District. Sealed bids must be submitted using the official Bid Proposal Form that is available on the Sherman County School District website. Sealed bids must be received by Sherman County School District located at 65912 High School Loop, Moro, OR prior to 3:00 p.m. on June 13, 2017. At 3:01 p.m. all bids will be read aloud in the meeting room of the Sherman County Public/School Library.

By bidding, a potential purchaser is confirming their acceptance of these terms and conditions;

  • All items are offered “As-Is” and “Where-Is” with no warranty or other guarantee as to its condition or fitness for any use or purpose;
  • Purchaser agrees to remove surplus items within seven (7) days of winning the bid;
  • Cash or checks will be accepted and must be made payable to Sherman County School District;
  • There shall be no refunds and all sales are final.

Sherman County School District reserves the right to reject any or all bids received, to award any or all of the various items to separate bidders, to waive any informalities in the bids, and to award as best serves the interest of the District and the Public. All dimensions are approximate.


4. Recognition: Class of 1957 1st to Graduate from Sherman High, June 3

Logo.Sherman High SchoolCommencement for the Sherman High School Class of 2017 will include recognition of the class of 1957, the first class to graduate from Sherman High.  The recognition is part of the 60-year reunion of that class, which gathered seniors who had been attending Rufus, Wasco, and Moro High Schools.

The graduation will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in the Sherman gymnasium.  A reception will follow the ceremony, providing an opportunity to visit with the graduating seniors and the senior graduates.

The class of ’57 had 31 graduates, and has lost eleven of its members.  Seventeen of those remaining are planning to attend at least part of the June 3 celebration.  Joan (Gilman) Schuck will be coming from Lillian, Alabama; Sterling Gochnauer from Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania; Jim Brady from Longview, Washington, and Bill Kramer and Ed Shoemaker from Lewiston, Idaho.

Also expected are Jim and Jerrine (Blaylock) Belshe, Harry Eakin, Larry Easter, Jim Godier, Lee Kaseberg, Keith Mobley, Bob Olsen, Jim Rodda, Kay (McKay) Kayser-Thompson, Larry Thompson, and Phyllis (Watkins) Ullman.

Friends of the classes of 2017 and 1957 will be welcomed at the Commencement Program on Saturday, June 3, 2017 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Sherman County School, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, OR 97039.

Dinner and visiting at the home of Kay (McKay) Kayser-Thompson in Goldendale will follow the Moro commencement for the Class of ’57 and guests.

5. Pushing Beyond Limits

Have you ever been faced with a challenge in life, one that really pushed you to your limits?

Most of us have. But let’s ponder a moment and ask, how did we feel when we came out on the other side? Most likely, the first thing we felt was relief. But then we probably felt stronger, tougher and more capable, as well.

If you want to develop yourself and expand your abilities, you must face and master challenges, move out of your comfort zone, and every now and then take on a little more than you are absolutely certain you can handle.

We can work up to this, by taking on little challenges every day. Set a goal to learn something, anything, new every day. Part of the goal is making that something new also something completely outside of your “normal” knowledge base. Maybe the challenge is not just the knowledge itself, but the language used in the understanding of it. Nudge your mind to grow and you will find your comfort zones growing too.

It is not necessary to compete with other people in order to do this, although healthy competition can certainly help us sharpen certain skills. The really important competition goes on inside us, as we challenge our beliefs about where our limitations lie and how much we can be and do.

So, the next time life pushes you to your limits, why not look at it as an opportunity to grow? With this attitude, you’ll find it much easier to rise to the challenge and come out on top. ~The Pacific Institute 

6. History Tidbits: Memorial Day – First Sherman Man Killed in Viet Nam

American flag2Sherman County Journal, December 2, 1965

First Man From County Killed In Viet Nam War.  The body of a former Wasco man killed in Viet Nam is scheduled to arrive here Friday under military escort. Army Specialist 4 Rollie L. Bolden III, 23, was killed in action Nov. 17 in the fierce battle of the Ia Drang Valley where he fought as a member of the 2nd Battalion of the 7th Regiment, 1st Cavalry, which distinguished itself so valiantly in this battle. He was born in Vancouver, Wn. June 24, 1942, moved to Wasco in 1957 and attended four years at Sherman High School, graduating in 1961. In that year, he moved to Muncie, Ind., and attended college for some time.  He moved back to Wasco in the summer of 1963 and worked here through the summer and fall and then moved to Albany.  It was from there that he entered the Army in Jan. 1964.  He received his early training at Fort Lewis, Wash., and was then transferred to Fort Benning, Ga., where the 1st Cavalry Air Mobile Division was being formed.  They shipped out for Viet Nam in Aug.  He had been scheduled to return to this country in January. Surviving are his father, Rollie L. Bolden, Jr. of Marion, Ind., his mother, Mrs. Pearl Bolden of Salem, a sister, Mrs. Jerry Rund of Salem, and grandparents in Muncie, Ind. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Wasco, the Rev. John McMurtrey officiating.  Interment will follow at Sunrise cemetery. 

7. Oregon Historical Society Launches New Website Access to Digital Collections

Portland, OR — In 2015, the Oregon Historical Society embarked on an ambitious two-year project to build an infrastructure to create, collect, preserve, and provide access to digital materials in its vast historic collections. Today, OHS announces a major milestone in this project with the official launch of OHS Digital Collections (

This new website allows online public access to a rich variety of materials from the OHS Research Library, including items from our manuscript, photograph, film, and oral history collections. Behind the scenes, these files are safeguarded using a series of digital preservation workflows, systems, and storage processes called the OHS Digital Vault.

While collections will continue to be added to the site on an ongoing basis, featured collections at launch include:

* Photographs from Oregon conservation pioneers William L. Finley, Irene Finley, and Herman Bohlman, part of the Reuniting Finley and Bohlman project, a current year-long collaboration with Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center. This project is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

* Newspaper photographs from the Oregon Journal nitrate negative collection, consisting of images from the Portland paper taken during the 1920s and 1930s. This digitization project-in-progress is funded by a grant from the Jackson Foundation.

* Papers of Joel Palmer, 1848-1880, Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Oregon Territory and an Oregon State Legislator. Digitization was done in collaboration with the University of Oregon Special Collections.

* Landscape photographs by the renowned San Francisco photographer Carleton E. Watkins taken during his visits to Oregon and the Columbia River in the 1860s and 1880s.

* Early twentieth century photographs from Portland’s Kiser Photo Co., one of the most successful and widely known commercial studios in the American West.

* Selected oral histories, including interviews from the Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (GLAPN).

* Over 1100 portraits from the OHS Cartes de Visite Collection, 1861-1893.

“We’re proud to announce the availability of this platform, which we view as a cornerstone of our organizational mission to make Oregon’s history open and accessible to all,” said OHS Digital Archivist Mathieu Deschaine. “We look forward to continued additions that will illustrate the breadth and diversity of our holdings and encourage their use for teaching, learning, and research.”

OHS Digital Collections and the OHS Digital Vault are funded by a generous grant from The Collins Foundation, with additional support from a bequest from the estate of William Bilyeu. Ongoing digitization is supported by private and public funders. Support for the expansion of the OHS Digital Vault to build further capacity to digitize rare and unique items can be made through donations to the Oregon Historical Society’s FORWARD! capital campaign.

Begin exploring OHS Digital Collections at

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