Sherman County eNews #270

CONTENTS

  1. Sherman High School Football Schedule Update, Sept. 9

  2. Madelyn Barnett-Patterson

  3. Oregon Air National Guard 125th Special Tactics Squadron to Support Hurricane Relief

  4. Take Precautions to Avoid Unhealthy Wildfire Smoke

  5. Small business centers offer help in wildfire recovery

  6. What Can You Say?

  7. Sherman County Ambulance ASA Plan Advisory Committee Meeting, Sept. 20


1.Sherman High School Football Schedule Update, Sept. 9

sport-football-referee2Sept. 8, 2017 – Sherman vs Entiat in Moro starting at 7:00PM has been RESCHEDULED for Saturday Sept. 9, 2017 in Moro at 1:00PM. As always, our top priority is the safety of our students.  After careful analysis, the school administration has made this decision to allow more time for the air quality to improve.  Thank you for your understanding. ~Audrey Rooney, Registrar, Sherman High School


2. Madelyn Barnett-Patterson

flower.rose.starMadelyn Barnett-Patterson passed away on September 8th in Rufus, Oregon. She was 90 years old. Survivors are Brad and Jennifer Barnett of Bend, Oregon, and Stephanie Barnett-Williams and husband Peter of Portland, Oregon. Information for a memorial service will be published at a later date.


3. Oregon Air National Guard 125th Special Tactics Squadron to Support Hurricane Relief

PORTLAND AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ore. — Members of the Oregon Air National Guard’s 125th Special Tactics Squadron have left Portland, Ore. to provide humanitarian support for Hurricane Irma relief in Florida.

15 Oregon Air National Guardsmen departed from Portland Air National Guard Base at around 1:30 a.m. on a C-17 aircraft from the 167th Airlift Wing in West Virginia headed to Hurlburt Field, Florida. In Florida, the Airmen will conduct rescue operations as well as reestablish air fields that may become inoperable due to the hurricane. Along with the 15 airmen, some of whom recently returned from supporting Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas, the Special Tactics Squadron brought 3 inflatable Zodiac boats with them to aid in their operations.

The Oregon Air National Guard has more than 2,100 members serving in Portland, with the 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls and in Warrenton with the 116th Air Control Squadron.


4. Take Precautions to Avoid Unhealthy Wildfire Smoke

 Wildfire smoke from nearby fires is causing the air-quality in our region to remain in the unhealthy range. It’s expected that this will continue for at least the next few days.

North Central Public Health District would like to remind residents to take precautions to avoid illness due to wildfire smoke inhalation.

Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases.

Poor air quality conditions are a health threat and all residents should limit their exposure to smoke. Those with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children, are advised to stay indoors when the air-quality is poor.

If you have to spend time outside when the air quality is hazardous, do not rely on paper or dust masks for protection. N95 masks must be properly fitted and properly worn to offer protection.

Please visit the DEQ Air Quality Index found at the link below. The DEQ site is updated hourly and is color-coded for easy to read information. Unfortunately, the only permanent monitor for our region is in The Dalles, with Gov. Camp, Madras and Hermiston being the next closest monitors. A link is also provided below with information on the 5-3-1 Visibility Index if there is not a monitor near you.

Please take the following precautions to avoid breathing problems or other symptoms from smoke:

  1. Be aware of smoke concentrations in your area. See the links below for DEQ’s Air Quality Index and Oregon Smoke blog.
  2. Avoid outdoor exertion during such conditions. Avoid strenuous outdoor activity including sports practice, work and recreation.
  3. Drink lots of water – staying hydrated can keep your airways moist which will help reduce symptoms of respiratory irritation such as scratchy throat, running nose and coughing.
  4. Try to avoid driving in smoky areas. If you do need to drive in these areas, keep your windows rolled up and vents closed. If you need air conditioning, make sure you set your system on “re-circulate” to avoid bringing smoke into your car.
  5. Avoid smoke by staying indoors, closing all windows and doors and use a filter in your heating/cooling system that removes very fine particulate matter.
  6. People with concerns about health issues, including those suffering from asthma or other respiratory problems, should follow their breathing management plans; keep medications on hand, and contact healthcare providers if necessary.

Please visit the helpful links below for additional information:

DEQ’s Air Quality Index for current air quality conditions

DEQ’s 5-3-1 Visibility Index for estimating smoke levels via visual observation

Oregon Smoke blog for the latest on fires and air quality across the state

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fact sheet about the health threats from wildfire smoke

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Respirator Factsheet

OHA wildfires webpage

(For more information, please contact North Central Public Health District at (541) 506-2600 or visit us on the web at http://www.ncphd.org or our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/NorthCentralPublicHealth/.)


5. Small business centers offer help in wildfire recovery

As people confront severe smoke and wildfire damage, Small Business Development Centers at Columbia Gorge Community College and across Oregon are here to help affected businesses.

Mid-Columbia business owners are encouraged to contact the Small Business Development Center at Columbia Gorge Community College for a free advising session. Advisers work with each business individually and address specific needs. Advising is free to businesses and confidential. For details, call (541) 506-6120.

Some specific issues businesses often face during disasters include destruction of property and other assets used to secure business financing, supply chain interruptions, employees unable to get to work and cash flow disruptions.

Across the nation, America’s Small Business Development Centers are assisting with major disasters following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Small Business Development Centers are partially funded through the Small Business Administration. Oregon’s Small Business Development Centers are the state’s largest business assistance provider. Oregon has 19 Small Business Development Centers and more than 40 locations throughout the state.


6. What Can You Say?

What do you say to a friend who has had a death in the family? While this might seem an odd choice for a daily e-mail message, it is something that affects us all at one time or another. Many of you reading this have recently dealt with this very situation.

Many people feel bewildered when it comes to the etiquette of death. Because they don’t know what to say or do, they don’t do anything. But even discomfort and ignorance are not good reasons for ignoring friends or acquaintances at this difficult time.

Flowers and notes cannot be sent too soon, and commercial sympathy cards are fine if you add a personal note. If you are puzzled about what to say, look through the cards and find two with messages you like. Buy one card, and write the message from the other inside. Better yet, just look into your heart and write the words and feelings you find there.

At the funeral or memorial service, take your behavior cues from the family. Refrain from suggesting that the deceased is better off, and refrain from imposing your religious beliefs on the mourners. At this time, nerves and emotions are at their rawest, and for some, pain is barely held at bay. Remember, grieving is a process that takes time, and bereaved parents or spouses may not be able to respond to your sympathy at first.

Follow up on your card or note with a phone call, another note, or social invitation in a few weeks or months. And no matter how awkward you may feel, how distant the relative or casual friend, death should never be ignored. The life did not deserve to be ignored, and neither does the passing of it. ~The Pacific Institute


7. Sherman County Ambulance ASA Plan Advisory Committee Meeting, Sept. 20

Sherman County Ambulance

ASA Plan Advisory Committee

Meeting Agenda

September 20, 2017

7:00 PM

1.0       Open Meeting

2.0       Review 2017 ( January – August) Response Statistics

3.0       ASA Plan Discussion 

4.0       Issues / Concerns

5.0       Set Next Meeting Date

6.0       Adjourn


 

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Sherman County eNews #269

CONTENTS

  1. Public Notice: Wasco School Events Center Board Meeting, Sept. 13

  2. Sherman County Ambulance Board Meeting, Sept. 12

  3. Columbia Gorge CASA’s Fall Volunteer Training to Start, Sept. 28

  4. Cemetery Marker Cleaning & Repair Workshop in Sherman County, Oct. 14

  5. Travel Oregon: Oregon Wildfire Information

  6. Predicting the Future

  7. Columbia River Indian Summer Event Postponed

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


1. Public Notice: Wasco School Events Center Board Meeting, Sept. 13

What: Wasco School Events Center monthly board meeting
When: September 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Wasco School Events Center, 903 Barnett Street, Wasco OR
Topic: We will be discussing the upcoming open house, our new fee schedule and grants that we will be applying for. The public is welcome to attend.


2. Sherman County Ambulance Board Meeting, Sept. 12

Sherman County Ambulance Board of Directors

Board Meeting Agenda – September 12, 2017 1800hrs.

  1. Open Meeting
  2. Approve June 5, 2017 Meeting Minutes
  3. Old Business:

3.1     Removing DEF on Medic 2 update

3.2     AEMT Class this fall update

3.3     EMR Class

  1. New Business

4.1     Monthly Training Schedule Ideas

4.2     Emergency Services Banquet

4.3     Oregon EMS Banquet for Award

4.4     Other New Business

  1. Next Meeting December 13, 2017
  2. Adjourn

3. Columbia Gorge CASA’s Fall Volunteer Training to Start, Sept. 28

Columbia Gorge CASA’s Fall Volunteer Training starts on September 28th. For a child, foster care is a rough road to walk down alone.  Columbia Gorge CASA recruits trains & supports community volunteers to advocate for local children in foster care in Sherman, Wasco & Hood River counties. We currently have 50 children on our waiting list in need of a CASA volunteer. Can you be one?

The 5-week training includes 3 hours of interactive on-line learning and 3 hours of in-person class each week.  At the conclusion of training, volunteers are sworn into service by a local circuit court judge.  For more information go to www.gorgecasa.org or contact Michelle “Mike” Mayfield, CASA Training Coordinator, at (541) 386-3468.


4. Cemetery Marker Cleaning & Repair Workshop in Sherman County, Oct. 14

The Oregon Historic Cemeteries Commission is asking for recommendations for a cemetery that would be good for a marker cleaning and repair workshop on October 14 when they meet in Sherman County. They would need a water source, some tilting or broken markers in a cemetery that needs a little attention, markers that need cleaning and, ideally, folks who can pull together some gravel and perhaps a port-a-potty. The workshop is usually all day 9-3 or 4, and folks bring their own sack lunch for it. It’s a wonderful opportunity for Sherman County. Please contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov, as soon as possible. 


5. Travel Oregon: Oregon Wildfire Information

Updated: Sept. 6, 2017 

This is proving to be a very challenging fire season in Oregon. The wet winter and spring, coupled with a very long dry spell and record-breaking heat, have created an especially volatile wildfire season in the region, mainly in the western part of the state. Several are “complex” fires, in which a number of smaller fires have grown into one large fire, making them more difficult to combat.

Travel Oregon’s first priority is for the safety of all of our residents and visitors. Oregon is a large state and we are certainly welcoming visitors, but for your safety, please consult official resources prior to undertaking travel plans to ensure access to your destination is safe and advisable. 

Travel Oregon is in contact with federal, state and local officials in order to provide updated information on our website as it becomes available. 

Travel Oregon will utilize our Getting Around page as the central hub for sharing information.

Active wildfires in Oregon:

Updated fire information:

Travel updates:

Health / Air quality:

Preventing wildfire:

Want to help?

  • Financial support to voluntary agencies responding to disasters is the most effective way to help people affected by Oregon’s wildfires.
  • Cash allows disaster agencies to purchase exactly what is needed.
  • Donate to a reputable agency responding to the disaster.
  • Individuals who are interested in donating money or materials should contact the American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/local/oregon/ways-to-donate/wildfires

Additional information on two fires across the state in which we have been receiving the most inquiries:

Eagle Creek Fire

  • The Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area started on Sept. 2, just south of Cascade Locks and has now burned more than 20,000 acres (as of 9/6).
  • Level 3 evacuations, affecting approximately 350 people, have sent area residents to Red Cross shelters at Mt. Hood Community College, 3691 NE 17th Drive in Gresham and at the Skamania County Fairgrounds, immediately across the Columbia River in Stevenson, Wash.
  • The entire Multnomah Falls area is under an evacuation notice and all lanes of Interstate 84 remain closed from Troutdale (Exit 17) to 2 miles west of Hood River (MP 62). The Bridge of the Gods is closed.
  • Firefighters worked successfully to protect the historic Multnomah Falls Lodge.
  • Friends of the Gorge states, “The situation is continuing to rapidly evolve and it’s crucial that members of the public stay out of the Gorge at this point. Keeping the roads clear for firefighters, first responders and evacuating Gorge residents is critical.”
  • If you are in the area, The Hood River County Sheriff and Multnomah County Sheriff are the best sources for updated information.
  • For more visitor information about the Columbia Gorge wildfires, visit http://www.hood-gorge.com/columbia-gorge-wildfire-updates-2017
  • To support search and rescue efforts in the region contact https://gorgefriends.org/donate
  • To support families that have had to evacuate contact the Cascades Chapter of the Red Cross at: http://www.redcross.org/local/oregon

Chetco Bar Fire

  • The Chetco Bar Fire was sparked on July 12 by lightning in the Kalmiopis Wilderness, roughly five miles north of Brookings, and has now burned more than 175,000 acres (as of 9/6) and is continuing to grow due to heat, dry air and heavy wind.
  • The Chetco Bar Fire in Curry County is the largest fire burning in Oregon at this time and the highest priority fire in the nation over the past week. Residents there are still under Level 1 (get ready), Level 2 (get set) and Level 3 (go) evacuations. If you are in the area you are encouraged to monitor the interactive evacuation map for changes and updates: http://arcg.is/2vWQN2N
  • Wildland Firefighters have worked day in and day out to protect the homes and lives of those living in Southwest Oregon. So far, there have been 11 homes lost and no injuries or deaths.
  • The fire is still growing throughout the region and trail, road and area closures are in place. For more information and details regarding the closures, please visit the U.S. Forest Service website at http://tinyurl.com/ClosureOrder
  • Individuals who are interested in making donations of money to the wildland firefighters, visit: www.wffoundation.org or visit the Chetco Fire Help Page to help the community: https://www.facebook.com/safetycheck/the-chetco-bar-fire-aug21-2017/home/

Travel Oregon Contact:
Allison Keeney
Manager, Global Communications
Email: allison@traveloregon.com
Direct: 971-717-6195 Cell: 541-990-2416


6. Predicting the Future

Do you ever wish you could predict your future? Now, we are not talking about using tea leaves or cards, or calling some toll-free number and talking to a supposed psychic. What we are talking about is much more accurate and reliable.

If you want to know what your future is going to be like, do not waste your time looking into a crystal ball. Instead, take a look at your present thoughts. You see, your present thoughts determine your future. What you are thinking about today is going to show up in a future tomorrow.

And, if you want to see your belief system, which is just a collection of thoughts you accept as true, take a look at your life. Your life is your beliefs, made into reality.

For instance, if you believe there is never enough, that life is a struggle, that you have to fight for what you get, then you will never have enough, and you will struggle and fight your way through life. You will end every day exhausted.

If you believe there is no limit to what you can do, and adversity just makes you stronger, then your life will be one of achievement and resiliency. Understand that what you see in life depends mainly on what you look for. This means that everything you see, everything you do, everything you hear and think and wonder about is filtered through your belief system.

So, if you want to shape your future into a happy, productive, fulfilling time, eliminate negative thoughts about what you don’t want, in favor of positive ones about what you do want. It’s all about shifting your perspective – that single most important variable in any task, mission, philosophy – and watching the ripple effect in everything you do. ~The Pacific Institute


7. Columbia River Indian Summer Event Postponed

We have unfortunately had to make a decision to postpone the Columbia River Indian Summer event scheduled for Saturday, September 9 at the museum.

As you are undoubtedly aware, we have a massive 33,000+ acre wildfire in the area that has shut I-84 down for an undetermined amount of time. Winds are supposed to begin blowing smoke toward the east. The air quality is not good here in The Dalles, and with the I-84 freeway closed at this time, we have presenters who live in Portland and cannot easily make it to the museum. The freeway closure will affect visitor attendance as well. This Indigenous Voices event is important and we really want to share it with the community. We will wait until the gorge reopens and then reschedule the event. Thanks for understanding.

~ Susan Buce, Marketing Manager  susan@gorgediscovery.org  541-296-8600 x 215

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum  www.gorgediscovery.org


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

 

bird.owl.limbFate Of Teen Suspected In Eagle Creek Fire Depends On Charges, Investigation

Pessimism and Optimism versus Ignorance 

Power Move: Gorsuch Opts Out Of High Court Labor Pool


 

Sherman County eNews #268

CONTENTS

  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar


1. Classifieds (new or corrected)

REMINDERS:

Free classified ads, Joyful News and Thank You and Congratulatory notes are published on Fridays. The deadline is Wednesday at 5. Please submit ads by using the Submit News page. Include who, what, where, when, & how, contact information and the final Friday date for posting your ad (shown by the date at the end of the ad, for example, 9/8), and contact information, under 50 words if possible. This service is limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome.  ~The Editor 

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

THANKFUL FOR FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS! A photo posted by Debbie Brown shows a dusty road with at least 8 trucks hastening toward the site of a fire.  It happened to be a shed on my land at Starvation  Point. Don Coats pointed out how this is something we are able to count on. As the recipients of their assistance let me again express gratitude for this trait which we are able to count on… friends helping friends. Of course, those of us who have lived here always find this one of the things we love about Sherman County!  May I express appreciation for you wonderful people who were spread all over The Point when I finally heard about the fire and came to see what had happened. Lost nothing which can’t be replaced or regrown. Thanks so much! ~ Nell Melzer and Allan, Bruce and Doug.

CONGRATULATIONS, to Sherman County’s 2017 Oregon Century Farm and Ranch families: Belshe Ranch -James Belshe and Kee/Crofoot Ranch -Dell & Nikki Squire.

THANK YOU, HOME-GROWN ENTERTAINERS … for wonderful family entertainment that celebrates Sherman County with home-grown memory-making open class competition, car show, BBQ, horse games, cattle sorting contest, 4-H & FFA contests, dance music, demolition derby and the Down on the Farm Chore Course at the Sherman County Fair, designed, produced and enjoyed by friends and families. ~The Editor  

JOYFUL NEWS! [births, birthdays, engagements, weddings & anniversaries]

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

NON-PROFIT OPPORTUNITY.  Sherman County Emergency Services has cans and bottles to donate to a non-profit.  If interested, please contact Shawn at 541-565-3100.

GIFTS & GOOD READS: THE MUSEUM STORE. The Sherman County Museum Store has some great items for gifts. Our new horse “Rusty” and “Farmer Cow” join old favorites “Dolly” and “Gallop” $19.99. Cool new stemless wine glasses with the Museum logo $8.95. Logo mugs $8.95. Goat Milk Soap in some new scents from Windrift Hill $3.95. Goat Milk Lotion & Body Butter $6.50 & $7.50. Good selection of books by Rick Steber, Jane Kirkpatrick and Craig Lesley $12.00-$18.00. Beautiful flour sack towels that make a nice gift, $8.95-$16.95. Cute burlap tote bag with a Sherman County Design $12.00. Sherman County Historical Museum and Store, 200 Dewey Street, Moro, Oregon. Open May 1st-October 31st, 7 days a week, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.    9/15

EMPLOYMENT:

FAMILY CARE COORDINATOR. Mid-Columbia Center for Living is seeking a Family Care Coordinator (QMHA) to work within Sherman County schools providing therapeutic services to students. Work examples include providing case management services, facilitating student individual and group skill building, and collaborating with MCCFL Sherman County Counselor for children needing outpatient or crisis treatment. This part-time (.6 FTE) position requires a Bachelor’s degree in a human services discipline and two (02) years’ experience in human services; OR a high school diploma and five (05) years of equivalent training and work experience. Experience working with families and children with severe emotional disturbances is preferred, as is being bilingual Spanish/English. Salary: $2,285 – $2,778 per month + benefits (some pro-rated). To view the full job announcement that includes the full range of duties and requirements, and to apply, visit the employment page at our website www.mccfl.org. A completed MCCFL employment application is required. MCCFL is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer.  9/8

ASSISTANT CHILD CARE PROVIDER. Part-time position available at ABC Huskies Child Care in Wasco. Experience preferred but will train. Must be a team player, child oriented and able to work flexible hours. For application and further details: 541-442-5024, email abchuskies@yahoo.com . Employment Application is available on our website at www.abchuskiesdaycare.com. 9/8  

FOR SALE:

HOUSE AND PROPERTY IN GRASS VALLEY. 4+ Bedroom/1 Bath house on 0.86 acres for sale by owner. $121,000 or best offer. Contact Deb Miller deb.miller0530@gmail.com or 509-750-9707.   10/06

PROPERTY IN GRASS VALLEY. For sale by owner. Utilities are accessible. $60,000 or best offer. Contact Deb Miller deb.miller0530@gmail.com or 509-750-9707.  12/01

GIFTS & GOOD READS: THE MUSEUM STORE. The Sherman County Museum Store has some great items for gifts. Our new horse “Rusty” and “Farmer Cow” join old favorites “Dolly” and “Gallop” $19.99. Cool new stemless wine glasses with the Museum logo $8.95. Logo mugs $8.95. Goat Milk Soap in some new scents from Windrift Hill $3.95. Goat Milk Lotion & Body Butter $6.50 & $7.50. Good selection of books by Rick Steber, Jane Kirkpatrick and Craig Lesley $12.00-$18.00. Beautiful flour sack towels that make a nice gift, $8.95-$16.95. Cute burlap tote bag with a Sherman County Design $12.00. Sherman County Historical Museum and Store, 200 Dewey Street, Moro, Oregon. Open May 1st-October 31st, 7 days a week, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.    9/15

STUDDED TIRES ON RIMS. Studded tires, 245/75R-16 on GM Rims from Tahoe (5 Spoke Factory Alloy Wheels). 6 lug pattern (6 X 13927 MM). Lightly used asking $700 for wheels and tires. Can be seen in Grass Valley by contacting Jeanne @ 541-714-5740 (call or Text). 9/8

WEATHERED OAK WINE BARREL ADIRONDACK CHAIRS. Weathered Oak Wine Barrel Adirondack Chairs – stationary $350, rocker $375 or the set for $650. Local Craftsman. Call for photos… 541-788-9497.  9/8

PROPERTY NEAR MORO. A chance to own 1.5 acres close to Moro but still in the country. All utilities are available. This property is waiting for you to bring your house plans and call it home. Subject to final short plat approval, taxes to be determined. $55,000. RMLS# 17410095 – Tiffany Hillman tiffany@drysideproperty.com  11/10

FOR RENT OR LEASE:

APARTMENT FOR RENT. For Rent in Moro, OR is a beautiful 1 bedroom (possibly 2), 1.5 bath apartment. There is a second bonus room that could be used as a bedroom or office. Features an open floor plan, loft bedroom, stainless steel appliances, knotty alder cabinets, and custom woodwork throughout. The apartment is nestled in a barn which includes 3 stalls and a tac room. Plenty of fenced pasture for your horse(s) and a small yard for you to enjoy our beautiful sunsets. $850/month includes water and garbage. Applications and reference checks will be required. Call 509-250-0904 for more information or to make an appointment to view. 9/8

SERVICES: [home, personal, appliance, landscape, fencing, cleaning, maintenance, janitorial, computer, construction, sewing, repairs, transportation, media, preschool, day care, restaurant, support & training]

NEWSPAPERS

 

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENTS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

WANTED:

LOCATION of SALTMARSH CANYON: William L. Mercer homesteaded at the mouth of Saltmarsh Canyon, c. 1882 [Sherman County Journal, Moro, Oregon, 2/25/1955]. Please contact Sherry sherryk@gorge.net.

FREE:

LOCAL HISTORY. Launched this year, Sherman County, Oregon, A Historical Collection is packed with stories, time lines, photographs and information about businesses, cemeteries, churches, government, military service, places and towns. Check it out! http://shermancountyoregon.com/.


2. Calendar (new or corrected) 

food.sack1SEPTEMBER

9 Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Program 1 Discovery Center

9 North Central ESD Board Meeting 6 ESD Building in Condon

9 Robotics Sign Ups Begin as School Starts, Coaches’ Training 8:30-4:30 Hood River

10 GRANDPARENTS’ DAY

11 PATRIOT DAY

11 Sherman County Lions Club 12 Sherman County Senior & Community Center

11 Celebration of Life, Joe Watkins 2 Pendleton Pioneer Chapel

11 Free Services, Cascade Mobile Legal Clinic 11-2 Senior Center, Moro

11 Cascade Singers Community Choir Starts Practice 7 Zion Lutheran Church

11 Sherman County School District Board Meeting 7

12 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District 8:30 Moro

12 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Building

12 Mid-Columbia Center for Living Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

12 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

12 Sherman County Ambulance Board Meeting 1800hrs

13 Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Steering Committee 8:30

                  Wasco County Planning Department

13 Wasco School Events Center Board Meeting 6 Wasco School Events Center        

13 Sherman Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30 Senior Center, Moro

14 Sherman Parent Teacher Organization Planning Meeting 6:30 Sherman Library

14 The Dalles Kiwanis Club Steak Feed 5-7 Sorosis Park, The Dalles

15 Frontier Digital Network Public Hearing 9:45 Jeanne Burch Bldg., Fossil

15 Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting follows Hearing, Burch Budg., Fossil

20 Sherman County Court 9

20 Gorge Tech Showcase 6 Springhouse Cellar Winery

22 Autumn Begins

22 Sherman County School District Hall of Honor Reception & Awards

23 Wasco School Events Center Open House & Rummage Sale 11-3

25 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10 The Dalles

26 Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Board Meeting

26 Free Workshop: Health Insurance 101 12-1 Celilo Cancer Center

28 Columbia Gorge CASA’s Fall Volunteer Training Starts (541) 386-3468

29 Association of Oregon Counties District 3 Meeting 10-2 Burnet Building, Moro

30 Sherman High Class of ’67 Reunion Celebration 5:30-10 Civic Auditorium, The Dalles

food.corn2OCTOBER

1 Sherman High Class of ’67 Luncheon & School Tour

4 Sherman County Court 9

4 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30, Prayer 7-8:30 Wasco Church of Christ

7 First Saturday Art Walk & & Farmers’ Market 10-5 Moro

7 St. Peter’s Oktoberfest, The Dalles

9 COLUMBUS DAY

10 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Board 8:30

10 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30

10 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

10 Mid-Columbia Center for Living Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

11 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory 12:30 Senior Center

12 Free Medicare Class 1-3 CGCC The Dalles Campus (541) 506-6011

14 Oregon Historic Cemeteries Commission Workshop, Sherman County

18 Sherman County Court 9

19 Northern Oregon Correctional Facility Board Meeting 10 NORCOR, The Dalles

19-20 Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference, Hood River

23 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 11 The Dalles

31 HALLOWEEN