Sherman County eNews #252


  1. Sherman County Fair: Kick-off BBQ, Car Show & 4-H Style Show, Aug. 23

  2. Sherman County Fair: Down on the Farm Chore Course, Aug. 24

  3. Library Baby Lap-Sit Story Time will be held at Playgroup in the Park, Aug. 24  

  4. Sherman County Fair: Parade of Exhibitors, Saturday, Aug. 26

  5. 2017 Oregon Century, Sesquicentennial Farms & Ranches Announced

  6. Free Services, Cascadia Mobile Legal Clinic, Sept. 11

  7. Separating Self-Worth & Behavior

 The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance. It is humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions, which seem to us novel and plausible, have been tested before, not once but many times and in innumerable guises; and discovered to be, at great human cost, wholly false.  –Paul Johnson

1. Sherman County Fair: Kick-off BBQ, Car Show & 4-H Style Show, Aug. 23


Kick Off BBQ dinner menu and prices!!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Fair Board is greeting and cooking for you!!

Burgers & hotdogs with trimmings, macaroni salad, potato salad, baked beans, chips, cookie and lemonade!

BBQ will start at 5:00 on the fairgrounds mid-way in Moro

Hamburger meal $7

Hot dog Meal $5

Family of 4 or more $20

Bring your family and visit with friends at the Car Show and have dinner, then stay and watch the 4-H style show and horse games in the arena! 

 2. Sherman County Fair: Down on the Farm Chore Course, Aug. 24  

garden.shovel.barrowThe exciting, entertaining Down on the Farm Chore Course is a timed event for teams of two scored by judges. It may have a surprise or two along with simple farm chores like digging a hole, packing a lunch pail, checking the fence for needed repairs, making sure there is no fire to put out, some running and lifting. No entry fee. Cash prizes. Thursday, August 24 at 7 p.m. in the arena. A lot of fun! Free admission!

3. Library Baby Lap-Sit Story Time will be held at Playgroup in the Park, Aug. 24

book.girl.readbook.boy.readSherman County Public/School Library will partner with Healthy Families Thursday, August 24, 10:30 -12:00 and Baby Lap-Sit Story Time will be held at Playgroup In The Park.


4. Sherman County Fair: Parade of Exhibitors, Saturday, Aug. 26

The Sherman County Fair Parade is going to be a little different this year!  We are dialing it back to how it was about 50 years ago.  This year the parade will be held at the fairgrounds, now called our Parade of Exhibitors. Parade entry forms are available at the fair office or on the web site.  Parade line up will start at 8:45 Saturday morning at the fairgrounds.   ANY ONE CAN ENTER THE PARADE.   Parade watchers! Please come to the fair grounds to see everyone!!  No admission fee. For more info please call the fair office.  541-565-6510.

5. 2017 Oregon Century, Sesquicentennial Farms & Ranches Announced

(Salem, OR) — At the annual awards ceremony at the Oregon State Fair, families from across the state will receive recognition for operating as Century or Sesquicentennial (150-year) Farm or Ranch. The 2017 ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at 11:00 am at the Oregon State Fair. The public recognition ceremony and awards celebration will be held in the Picnic Grove Area. Please join us for this special event that celebrates Oregon’s agricultural heritage.

Nineteen farms and ranches from 10 different counties will be honored this year as Century Farms or Ranches, and one farm from Clackamas County reached Sesquicentennial status, bringing the total number of Oregon Century Farms and Ranches to 1,200 and Sesquicentennial to 39.

> Get the family narratives of all honorees here:

The Century Farm and Ranch families being honored in 2017 are:

Iwasaki Bros. Inc.-Jim Iwasaki
Haskin Heritage Farm -David McCready
Kranberry Acres -David Cranick & Marci Murray
Sievers Farm -Diana Arvieux, Rosemary Wood, Trudy Stenger
Haselbacher Farms -Raymond & Mary Haselbacher
Four Ridge Orchards -David & Bonnie Brown
Cattrall Brothers Vineyard -William & Thomas Cattrall
Shady Brook Farm -Tom & Lona Bunn
Stubblefield Ranch -Lucian & Margot Turner
Belshe Ranch -James Belshe
Oak Creek Farm -Alton Coyle
Misner Family Farm -Michael & Therese Misner
Bar M Ranch -Gary & Ingrid Margason
Kee/Crofoot Ranch -Dell & Nikki Squire
Basil & Mary Stupfel -Mark Stupfel
Herring Farm -Lea Herring
Charles M. Colton & Sons -Robert, Lorene & Michael Colton
Nicholson Investments LLC -Larry Nicholson
C & S Waterman Ranch LLC -Charlie & Sharon Waterman.

The Sesquicentennial Award program began in 2008 in honor of Oregon’s 150th birthday celebration. Sesquicentennial awards recognize Oregon families who have continuously farmed portions of their original family acreage for 150 years or more. Thirty-nine families have now received this prestigious sesquicentennial award.

This year’s family being honored is: Voss Farms -Jeannette Voss & Julie Edy
> See the 2017 family narratives here:

Every Oregon farm and ranch has a unique history and special family story. The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch program encourages agriculture families to share, with a broader audience, these stories. By promoting family stories, rich cultural heritage is passed down to future generations while educating Oregonians about the social and economic impact of Oregon agriculture.

The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program began in 1958 to honor farm and ranch families with century-long connections to the land. To qualify for a century or sesquicentennial award, interested families must follow a formal application process. Members of the Application Review Committee review each application against the qualifications, which include continuous family operation of the farm or ranch; a gross income from farm use of not less than $1,000 per year for at least three years out of five prior to application; and family members must live on or actively manage the farm or ranch activities. Application documentation may include photos, original deeds, personal stories, or other historic records. These records help support Oregon’s agricultural history by providing valuable information about settlement patterns or statistics on livestock and crop cycles. All documents are archived for public access.

Award winners receive a certificate signed by the Governor and Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Historic roadside signs are imprinted with the founder’s name and the year the ranch or farm was established.

The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program is administered by the Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation for Education. It is supported by a partnership among the Oregon Farm Bureau, the State Historic Preservation Office, OSU University Archives, and by generous donations of Oregonians.

The application deadline for 2018 is May 1.

For information about the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program, contact Andréa Kuenzi, Program Coordinator, at 503-400-7884 or

6. Free Services, Cascadia Mobile Legal Clinic, Sept. 11

Cascadia Mobile Legal Clinic


September 11

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sherman County Senior and Community Center

300 Dewey Street

SERVICES: Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance

directives, consumer, landlord/tenant, probate/estates,

domestic violence/elder abuse, civil disputes, immigration.

COST: All clients receive a free 30-minute consultation.

Legal services provided thereafter, if any, are provided to

eligible clients for free or on a sliding fee scale.

Call 503-444-3449 for an Appointment

* Walk-Ins Welcome *

7. Separating Self-Worth & Behavior

Whether you are raising kids or trying to improve your own self-esteem, the relationship between who you are and what you do is important. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, or simply trying to build your own self-esteem, it is important to realize that we need to separate our sense of self-worth from our behavior. 

Imagine this scene: A three-year-old asks repeatedly, “Mama, do you love me?” Each time, Mom answers, “Of course I do.” Then the child takes her hand and leads her to a broken vase or shattered toy and looks at Mother questioningly. 

Here is a little child, on this earth only three short years, already asking one of the most profound psychological questions any of us can ask: “Is my ability to be loved tied to what I do? Am I the same as my behavior?” The answer for all of us, no matter how old we are, should be the same, “No, indeed!”

The importance of this point cannot be overemphasized. To increase self-worth, it is vital that we respond to behavior while remaining friendly and respectful toward the person. This means that when a child misbehaves, we should not call him a “bad boy.” And when a child does what we want her to, we should not say, “What a good girl!” In either instance, we want to comment on the behavior – with celebration of something done well, or a clear “next time” picture to change the negative behavior – and hug the child. 

One caveat for adults: While we are not simply what we do, our actions are a reflection of what we think. So, if the actions you see yourself taking do not line up with the person you think you are, then perhaps it’s time for some much-needed self-reflection. Step outside yourself and look at what you do and how you act. If it is not what you’d like to see, you do have the power to change. ~The Pacific Institute