Sherman County eNews #251


  1. Sherman County Fair: Dale Coles Classic Car Show, BBQ & 4-H Style Show, Aug. 23

  2. Sherman County Fair: Health District 6th Annual Wellness Walk, Aug. 26

  3. Discover Columbia Gorge Community College, Aug. 30-31

  4. Sherman County Cultural Coalition 2017 Fall Grant Cycle

  5. Sherman Development League Grant Applications

  6. The Gift No One Else Has

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

The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confronts the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction. ~ Tim Holden.

1. Sherman County Fair: Dale Coles Classic Car Show, BBQ & 4-H Style Show, Aug. 23

Dale Coles Classic Car Show

Wednesday, August 23


Check-in 3:30 p.m.

Awards 5:10 p.m.

and the

Kick-off BBQ

Burgers & Dogs with the Fair Board 5 p.m.

4-H Style Show 5:30 p.m.

2. Sherman County Fair: Health District 6th Annual Wellness Walk, Aug. 26

6th Annual Wellness Walk

Walk for Wellness

Sponsored by the Sherman County Health District

And the Sherman County Medical Clinic

8:00 A.M.

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Registration forms with route information are available at the Sherman County Health District Administration Office.

$5 registration fee

****First 25 to register receive t-shirt!****

Post-walk refreshments will be available at finish.

Please call Caitlin at 541-565-0536 for additional information.

3. Discover Columbia Gorge Community College, Aug. 30-31

Two events in late August will help people throughout the region “Discover CGCC!,” just in time for fall term registration.

“Discover CGCC!” is the theme of the two-hour informative sessions at the college’s campuses in Hood River and The Dalles, where you’ll learn about program options, opportunities to reduce the cost of college, and steps to enroll this fall. Two events are scheduled and people are invited to attend either one.

The events are Wednesday, August 30, on the Hood River Indian Creek Campus and Thursday, August 31, in the Building 2 Lecture Hall on The Dalles Campus, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. each day.

Attendees will learn how earning a degree can improve your employability, protect you during economic downturns, support your career ambitions, and increase your earning potential. You’ll become familiar with programs of study from Adult Basic Skills, GED, English Speakers of Other Languages, Community Education, one-year certificates and two-year degrees. There will be details on affordability and financial support that will help you focus on academic success, as well as steps to admission, registration, and campus tours.

Students who RSVP for this event, attend, and enroll as a full-time degree-seeking student this fall may be eligible to receive a $50 credit at the CGCC Bookstore! For more information or to RSVP, contact our Student Outreach and Recruitment team by calling (541) 506-6019 or email

4. Sherman County Cultural Coalition 2017 Fall Grant Cycle

The Fall Grant Cycle for Sherman County’s Cultural Coalition will begin September 5, 2017. Applicants may be individuals and/or groups and need not be legally recognized non-profits.

Application Deadline: September 29, 2017

Awards up to $1,500 will be granted in support of local Sherman County activities and events which promote Culture, Humanities, Heritage and the Arts in Sherman County.

Additional information including Grant Guidelines and the application form, may be found at:

Completed grant applications may be mailed to:
Sherman County Cultural Coalition, P.O. Box 23, Moro, OR 97039
Or emailed to:

Contact Melva Thomas at 541-442-5488 or

5. Sherman Development League Grant Applications

Sherman Development League Grant/Loan Applications

Sherman Development League (SDL) grant application forms for projects and/or programs in Sherman County will be available September 11, 2017. Grants can be applied for by 501(c)(3) and other non-profit organizations. Organizations that have received a grant from SDL are not eligible to apply until their current grant requirements have been met. Revolving loan funds are also available to for-profit entities and businesses.

Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2017, and grants will be awarded by February 1, 2018.

To receive appropriate grant/loan application forms, please submit a letter of request which includes:

•A brief description of your project.

•State if the project is a capital expenditure, one-time program or pilot project, emergency assistance or a loan request.

•Identify the type of organization requesting funding.

Mail or email requests to:
Sherman Development League, Inc., P.O. Box 11, Moro, OR 97039

Questions? Contact Melva Thomas at 541-442-5488 or

6. The Gift No One Else Has

Did you know that you have a gift that no one else in the world possesses?  Maybe you have already discovered it.  It is your ability to live a life that expresses your unique personality and your individual talents through the work that you choose to do, the way you spend your free time and through your relationships.

Although it may seem hidden at first, when you search for your gift with an open mind and a free spirit, it will be there. Once you have found it, if you follow it with courage and persistence, it will reward you with a happiness and deep satisfaction that nothing else can provide.

Now, it does not matter how big or important your gift is, and it does not matter what others think it should be. All that matters is that 1) it is yours and 2) that you are free to give it. When you do give of it, it doesn’t deplete you. It validates and fills you, because giving reaffirms the meaning of life.

It is hard to go comparison-shopping when it comes to finding your special gift, because you can’t try on someone else’s life. But in order to truly live your own, you need to be willing to listen to your heart, pay whatever it costs, and make a firm commitment not to turn back.

If you do these things, you will find your gift, and you also will find that you have more to give to others than you had ever dreamed possible. ~The Pacific Institute

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


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