Sherman County eNews #303


  1. Flu Shot Clinic in Moro, Oct. 12

  2. Marie (von Borstel) Hattrup 1931-2017

  3. Celebration of Life: Marie (von Borstel) Hattrup & Rita (von Borstel) Swyers, Oct. 14

  4. City of Moro Broadband Informational Meeting, Broadband Survey, Oct. 11

  5. Gorge Grown Food Network Expands Healthy Corner Store Project into Sherman County

  6. “Bach to Rock & Baklava” to Benefit Walworth Music Foundation, Oct. 15

  7. Opportunity

  8. Oregon Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference, Nov. 11-12

  9. Viewing Time

1.Flu Shot Clinic in Moro, Oct. 12

arrow-rightThe Sherman County Medical Clinic is having their annual Flu Shot Clinic!

Tuesday, October 12th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm

For more information visit us online at

or call 541-565-3325.

2. Marie (von Borstel) Hattrup 1931-2017

flower.rose.starMarie Hattrup, a longtime resident of Sherman County and The Dalles, Ore., passed away at the age of 86 on Aug. 14, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif., after a long and courageous battle against multiple sclerosis. She was the optimist in the family, facing life’s challenges with a take charge attitude and a smile on her face.

Marie was born on March 14, 1931, in Kent, Ore., the youngest of six children,
to Ted and Millie (Holmes) von Borstel. She attended grade school in Kent and graduated from St. Mary’s Academy High School in The Dalles in 1949.

After a year at Oregon State University, she married Kenneth Hattrup at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in The Dalles on April 21, 1951. After Ken returned from the Korean War and finished college, they settled into a home in Sherman County and began farming in 1958. The following years were busy with farm life and raising a family. They operated a wheat ranch until they semi-retired and moved to The Dalles in 1985. Upon full retirement in 1993, they enjoyed traveling to Reno with good friends for a little gambling. In order to be closer to their children they later moved to Sparks Nev., and then to assisted living in Sonoma, Calif.

Marie was well known for her cooking and baking, talents and interests she passed on to her daughters. She provided delicious meals for the harvest crews (often times in the fields) and countless pies for the café at the Sherman County Fair. Annually, she would enter the Sherman County Fair and often the Oregon State Fair. Twice she won the title “Queen of the Kitchen” at the Oregon State Fair. She also served as a judge at various county fairs. Her interest in cooking continued after retirement, as she compiled two cookbooks for the benefit of St. Peter’s Altar Society and was a regular contributor to the “Taste of Home” magazine.

As MS began to affect her more, Marie found a new friend in the computer. She spent countless hours compiling the family histories on the von Borstels and Hattrups, which were greatly appreciated by family members. In 1990 she completed and printed a pictorial history, “St. Mary’s Academy High School 1864 – 1956.” Marie enjoyed playing cards (bridge, pinochle, hearts) and would always make time for it.

Marie is survived by her husband, Kenneth, of Sonoma, Calif.; children and grandchildren, Rita Hattrup of San Rafael, Calif., George (Cheryl) Hattrup, Jade and Serena of Fresno, Calif., Ann (Matt) Lucchesi, Dominic, Gabriella and Giacomo of San Rafael, Calif., Heidi (Mark) Reppucci, Kieran and Cullen of El Segundo, Calif., sister-in-law, Pat von Borstel of The Dalles, Ore.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Donald, Carl and George; and sister, Cassie DeCourcey.

3. Celebration of Life: Marie (von Borstel) Hattrup & Rita (von Borstel) Swyers, Oct. 14

flower.rose.starA double celebration of life luncheon is planned for Marie (von Borstel) Hattrup [March 14, 1931 ~ August 14, 2017] and her sister, Rita (von Borstel) Swyers [September 26, 1925 ~ September 26, 2017]. The luncheon will be at noon on October 14, 2017, at St. Peter’s Parish Center, 1222 W. 10th Street, The Dalles. Please join the families in remembering these remarkable ladies.

4. City of Moro Broadband Informational Meeting, Broadband Survey, Oct. 11

Residents and businesses in Biggs Junction, Grass Valley, Moro, Rufus, and Wasco are encouraged to take a broadband satisfaction survey hosted by Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD). This survey is intended to gauge interest in improved internet service and help better understand the needs in the community related to internet connectivity. Paper surveys are being mailed in city water bills and can be returned to your city hall, or you can take the survey online on County’s website ( by October 31.

The information collected in the surveys will assist the community in seeking proposals from private internet providers to develop “off-ramps” the fiber “highways” in the County so that those in Sherman County’s cities can access truly high speed internet service. For more information about broadband and this project, everyone is invited to attend two community information sessions with MCEDD. Each session will provide the same information. The meetings are Wednesday, October 11 at 6pm at Moro City Hall and Tuesday, October 17 at 6pm at Wasco City Hall. If you have questions about this effort, please contact city staff in your community or Jessica Metta with MCEDD at or 541-296- 2266.

5. Gorge Grown Food Network Expands Healthy Corner Store Project into Sherman County

  • This Healthy Corner Store Project has brought over 2000 lbs of locally grown, farmers market quality, fruit and vegetables to communities who need, and may not otherwise have access to, healthy options.
  • This project’s goal is to build relationships between corner store owners and local small farmers. By incentivizing and assisting corner stores in sourcing healthy we aim to increase the availability of quality food to improve the health of the community.
  • Huskey’s 97 Market in Moro has joined the Healthy Corner Store Project, bringing locally grown fruit and vegetables into Sherman County.

Access to healthy food gets harder the more rural you are. Gorge Grown Food Network’s Healthy Corner Store Project is partnering with Huskey’s 97 Market to stock locally grown fruit and vegetables meeting the needs Moro community members, Veggie Rx recipients, and travelers alike.

Huskey’s 97 Market Owner Carey Hughes is excited about this new initiative, “I’m happy that my customers are able to have access to fresh fruit and vegetables. Everyone from children to seniors are benefitting from Veggie Rx here in Sherman County, and with the support of the Healthy Corner Store Project we are able to have more variety, and fresh locally grown produce at a good price for our customers”. Carey’s produce case now is stocked with in-house made fresh grab and go fruit and veggie cups, cooking staples like onions and potatoes gown by Nature’s Finest in Parkdale and you can also find seasonal items like hot peppers and tomatoes from the Wahtonka Community School Garden and PrairieFish Farm and Craft.

More than 2,000 pounds, and 22 varieties of locally grown fresh farmers’ market quality produce has been sold through Allen’s Food Center and La Michoacana in The Dalles, and now Huskey’s 97 Market in Moro. “It’s all about making healthy choices easy and accessible, especially in food desert neighborhoods with low access and rural communities” says Silvan Shawe, Healthy Corner Store Project Manager. The pilot Healthy Corner Store Project runs through December 2017 and Gorge Grown Food Network is working to raise additional funds to keep the project going, and expand into more stores throughout the gorge.

Support for this project comes from The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program, which is designed to build sustainable collaborations with Oregon communities by providing grants and other resources to foster development of community-identified cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship projects. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute has made a decade-long commitment to invest in this program to develop robust, sustainable programs that benefit the health of all Oregonians. Huskey’s 97 is located at 106 Main St, Moro, OR.

6. “Bach to Rock & Baklava” to Benefit Walworth Music Foundation, Oct. 15

music.notes (2)“Bach to Rock & Baklava” is the theme for the annual Fall Fundraiser Event presented by Walworth Music Foundation.

Sunday, October 15, 3:00 p.m., The Dalles Christian Science Church, is the venue for a “We’re branching out,” experience, as stated by Lloyd Walworth, describing the music event planned this Fall.

The first part of the program will be music of the classics; J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, Claude Debussy, Frederic Chopin, et. al., and the second half will be blues, rock, and a pop potpourri.

The Classics will be presented by Rule Beasley, Robert Tupper, Corin Parker, Colleen Worrell, and Shawn Lutz.  The Rock show will feature Jamie Carrico and Pete Donnell on some of their best and favorite rock and pop repertoire.

At the close of the program, Baklava from St. John’s Monastery near Goldendale will be served, along with coffee and punch.

There is no charge for the event, but donations to Walworth Music Foundation will be accepted.  The foundation supports area K-12 students with music lessons.  For more information contact Lloyd Walworth at 541-340-9858, or

7. Opportunity

Opportunity lets you put your foot inside the door of success, but it doesn’t break the door down for you.
Opportunities are not windfalls. Winning a sweepstakes makes you instantly rich; encountering an opportunity means you will have to go to work. When you have attuned your mind to recognize opportunities, you will understand that most often they involve the exploitation of some potential, such as providing a new or better service, streamlining production, or reaching a new market. This is why the habit of initiative is so important. You must be prepared to act as soon as you recognize an opportunity. The action may be simply further investigation, or it may be making an instant sale. Most often, however, an opportunity takes time and perseverance to develop. ~Napoleon Hill

8. Oregon Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference, Nov. 11-12

Oregon Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee invites Farm Bureau members between the ages of 16 and 35 to attend the 2017 Oregon Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Leadership Conference, Nov. 11-12 in Salem.

“The conference will be an excellent opportunity for young farmers and ranchers to learn about policy issues facing Oregon agriculture, gain useful information for their businesses, sharpen advocacy skills, network, and have a lot of fun,” said Jenny Freeborn, vice chair of the YF&R Committee. “Registration for the two-day conference is also a great deal at only $40.”

Keynote speakers will be Kim Bremmer of Ag Inspirations, a nationally recognized motivational speaker who will discuss communication and advocacy in agriculture, and Derek Pangelinan of Derek Rey Consulting, the developer of “The 6 Perspectives of Leadership,” a model for teaching leadership skills to people from all walks of life.

Presentations by industry experts will cover the topics of agriculture business, natural resources, ag advocacy, and Farm Bureau basics.

Distinguished speakers include Mary Anne Cooper, OFB Public Policy Counsel; Jenny Dresler, OFB Director of State Public Policy; Doug Hoffman, Wilco President and CEO; Joanne Humphrey of Aldrich CPAs and Advisors; Sarah Brown of Oregon Tilth; Andrea Krahmer of Northwest Farm Credit Services; John Williams of Oregon State University Extension, Wallowa County; Jana Peterson of the U.S. Dept. of Forestry; Stacy Davies, Country Natural Beef/Roaring Springs Ranch; and others.

What: 2017 Oregon Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Leadership Conference

When: Saturday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. — 4 p.m.

Where: Oregon Farm Bureau office, 1320 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR 97301

Open to: Farm Bureau members between the ages of 16 and 35

Register by Nov. 3. Find the registration form and conference agenda at

* Cost: $40 per person. Includes lunch both days and snacks at Saturday social event.
* Attendees must be Farm Bureau members and be between the ages of 16 and 35.
* Registration forms are due to the office no later than 4 p.m. on Nov. 3.
* Event limited to the first 70 registration forms and payments received.
* Nearby hotel available at reduced rate for conference attendees.

For more information, contact OFB’s Jacon Taylor at or 541.589.9694.

9. Viewing Time

clock.793The search for happiness seems to have been around as long as there have been sentient beings on the planet. Now, the definition of happiness has a tendency to be different from person to person, culture to culture. The ancient Greeks went so far as to put “happiness” into four distinct levels. But do you realize that, ultimately, you are in control of your own happiness?

Philosophers and poets have brought forth their ideas on happiness and fulfillment. Brain scientists have researched and tested how the brain processes subjective and objective feelings of happiness and the effects on brain chemistry. And psychologists have long studied the effects of happiness on human decision-making. (Check out Dr. Martin Seligman’s outstanding work on Optimism and Pessimism.)

Another such study proposes that how human beings perceive Time has a lot to do with their level of happiness. It suggests that directing one’s focus onto the present and future can make people happier, healthier and lead to better relationships. This method, if you will, is called the Time Perspective Therapy and involves figuring out which of six different outlooks best describes each individual.

The best profile to have: a blend of high past-positive, a moderately high level of future orientation and a moderate level of present hedonism. In other words, you like your past, you work for the future (but not so much as to be a workaholic) and choose when to seek pleasure in the present.

Choosing to focus on the positives from your past, actively setting goals for the future, and enjoying each day as the gift that it is provides a well-rounded and, most likely, happy life. The study cited above provides guidelines of where you are right now, and areas in which you might grow. The decision of what to do or not do, however, is entirely up to you. It always has been. ~The Pacific Institute