Sherman County eNews #182


  1. Photography Club Field Trip, June 26

  2. Jean Woodrum 1927-2017

  3. Book Presentation: “Pigs to Politics,” by Bev Clarno, July 9

  4. Public Meeting Notice: Sherman County Court, June 30

  5. The Top 30 Two-Year Trade Schools 2017

  6. Oregon State Historic Preservation Office is Going Digital

  7. Ego and Self-Esteem

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

1. Photography Club Field Trip, June 26

StarYellowThe Sherman County Photography Club will be taking a field trip to the Goldendale Observatory on Monday, June 26. Troy Carpenter, Observatory Director, will talk about long exposure and astrophotography. Plan on meeting at the Goldendale Dairy Queen parking lot at 6:30 to carpool up to the Observatory. A Washington State Parks Discover pass is required at the Observatory parking lot.

2. Jean Woodrum 1927-2017

Betty Jean Woodrum

Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 24 at 2 o’clock

United Methodist Church, Wasco, Oregon

Potluck reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggested Shriners Children’s Hospital Jean Woodrum Memorial 3101 SW Sam Jackson Park Road Portland, Ore. 97239.

3. Book Presentation: “Pigs to Politics,” by Bev Clarno, July 9

Bev Clarno will be at the Wasco School Annex on Sunday July 9th from 2 to 4 PM. Bev will speak about her book “Pigs to Politics.” The books are $29.95. She will be available to sign books and looks forward to seeing friends in Sherman County.

4. Public Meeting Notice: Sherman County Court, June 30

The Sherman County Court will be meeting in special session on Friday, June 30, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Office of the County Court. The purpose of the special session is the Biggs Service District Budget Hearing and end-of-fiscal-year adjustments to the County budget. If you would like to meet with the court, have action items to add, or have support materials for your appointment, please submit to the County Court Office before 12 noon, June 28, 2017. Agenda updates will be posted on the Sherman County Website at


5. The Top 30 Two-Year Trade Schools 2017

The 2017 Top 30 Two-Year Trade Schools list is the first of its kind from Forbes. We find value in highlighting the nation’s 442 two-year trade schools in a time when the country’s high schools, local and federal government efforts and popular culture are so fixated on around the arguably overstated importance of a four-year college degree.

As with our annual Top Colleges rankings, we attempt to put ourselves in students’ shoes. If a student is ready to spend the time and money to attend a trade school, he or she has a right to know if the experience and cost is worthwhile. Will I be able to pay for it? Is it a good school? What kind of salary can I expect?

The focus for this report is “output:” we want to know the return on investment for these schools. For this reason, we honed in on three major areas: earnings, affordability and quality. Our data comes directly from the federal government and is based on figures the schools filed to the Department of Education.  If a school did not report a specific data point, we gave them an automatic zero in that category… … …

Continued with Quality, Affordability & Earnings at

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6. Oregon State Historic Preservation Office is Going Digital

Oregon.BeaverComing Fall 2017, the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will offer a new digital review and compliance submittal service called Go Digital. Go Digital will streamline the submittal process and allow our office to assist a greater number of customers while maintaining response times. In response to requests from our customers, our Go Digital service will allow for an easier, quicker way to submit, receive, track, and consult on new and existing projects.

Go Digital Basics:
* Go Digital submittals are heavily encouraged; however, hard-copy or paper submittals will still be accepted via standard mail.
* If a project is submitted via hard-copy or paper, all future correspondence associated with the project must be submitted in the same format, including all updates and revisions.
* Similarly, if a project is submitted via Go Digital, no hard-copy materials associated with the project will be accepted later in the consultation process.
* Archaeological reports and site forms submitted via Go Digital will no longer require a hard-copy or CD.
* Go Digital submittals will not be accepted unless they are sent to the email following the Go Digital Submittal Guidelines.
* Go Digital Submittal Guidelines will be available prior to roll out.

For questions regarding Go Digital, contact Matt Diederich at (503) 986-0577 or

The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office is part of Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Other Oregon Heritage programs include the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries, the Oregon Heritage Commission, and the Oregon Main Street Program. Learn more about Oregon Heritage by visiting 

7. Ego and Self-Esteem

Is it possible to have high self-esteem and humility at the same time? For over 45 years, The Pacific Institute’s education has been teaching people, from all walks of life, to raise their self-esteem and their self-efficacy.  Every now and then, someone will ask, rather nervously, if raising their self-esteem is going to make them into conceited, egotistical or selfish people.

Now, it is true that people with high self-esteem value their worth as human beings and as individuals. They enjoy their own company, and have confidence in their ability to overcome obstacles and to achieve the goals they have set for themselves.

However, it is important that we don’t confuse high self-esteem with egotism, because the two don’t go together at all. High self-esteem people know that all people are, by their very nature, valuable – and they behave accordingly. In addition, they realize that no one gets very far in life entirely on their own, so they feel indebted and extremely grateful to those who have helped them along the way.

In fact, high self-esteem people almost always have a strong sense of wanting to give back and to help others as they have been helped. You have probably met thousands of men and women who clearly value themselves as people. And, you probably noticed that those with warranted high self-esteem hold others in high esteem, as well.  They expect the best for themselves, and they give their best to others, as well.

Working with people who have warranted, high self-esteem is actually a very pleasant experience, and one that we can look forward to every day. The same cannot be said of working with an egotist. ~The Pacific Institute

So, don’t concern yourself with building your self-esteem at the expense of your humility, because these two qualities actually go hand in hand.

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