Sherman County eNews #317


  1. Cancer Focus Groups Wanted, The Dalles – OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Nov. 6, 14

  2. Rolling slowdowns on I-84 Monday

  3. Where Thought Goes…

  4. Cascade Singers’ Holiday Concerts, Dec. 2 & 3

  5. Oregon Parks & Rec Seeks Volunteers for All-Terrain Vehicle Advisory Committees

  6. Chyron | Definition of Chyron by Merriam-Webster

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

1. Cancer Focus Groups Wanted, The Dalles – OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Nov. 6, 14

Join us for a focus group to share your thoughts and opinions about research, genetic testing, and cancers that can be inherited.

Focus groups in The Dalles:

Nov 6 6pm-7:30pm


Nov 14 6pm-7:30pm.

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research Center are seeking Oregon residents, aged 18+, to join a 60-90 minute focus group (guided conversation) with five to ten other people.

We want to hear your thoughts and opinions about participating in genetic research, and want to learn about your understanding of genetic testing and inherited cancers. We are interested in hearing from all members of the community, including cancer survivors and patients, physicians, and others with an interest in inherited cancers.

Focus Group Regions:

Astoria • Baker City • Beaverton • Bend • Burns • Coos Bay • Corvallis • Eugene • Florence • Forest Grove • Grants Pass • Gresham • Hillsboro • Hood River • Klamath Falls • La Grande • Lakeview • Lincoln City • Madras • Medford • Pendleton • Portland • Prineville • Redmond • Roseburg • Salem • St. Helens • The Dalles • Tillamook • Woodburn

Refreshments provided. To RSVP and save a seat in your area, you can sign-up online at:

2. Rolling slowdowns on I-84 Monday

Interstate 84 will see rolling slowdowns and delays in both directions between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday Oct. 30 for rock blasting necessary to build the latest segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

The delays, which could last up to an hour, will be the fourth in a series of as many as seven blasts in the coming weeks near milepost 53.

The blasting is necessary for construction of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail segment connecting Wyeth and Lindsey Creek. At Lindsey Creek, blasting will create room for the new segment of trail in the existing rock slope.

This work is located in the same area where eastbound traffic is temporarily diverted into one lane of westbound I-84 due to fire debris removal activity from the Eagle Creek Fire.

Keeping travelers safe from blasting activities is a top priority. The rolling slowdowns ensure travelers are not in the area as blast occurs. After the blasts, crews will remove rock debris from I-84 before safely reopening the highway.

There may be as many as seven rock blasts through mid-November. Exact dates will be announced in advance of each blast.

3. Cascade Singers’ Holiday Concerts, Dec. 2 & 3

music-notes“Mozart Missa Brevis in F Major and Martin Luther Christmas Music” is the title for the Cascade Singers’ December 2 and 3 holiday concert.  The Mozart Mass is a short work based on the traditional Roman Catholic liturgy.  The Luther pieces honor the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and reflect the reformer’s project of bringing congregational singing back into the church’s worship.  Other music by Mozart and J.S. Bach will also be featured.  The venue is Zion Lutheran Church, 10th and Union Streets, The Dalles.  Saturday’s concert begins at 7 p.m. and the Sunday concert starts at 3 p.m.  Admission is by donation at the door.

4. Where Thought Goes…

How important is mental preparation when it comes to achieving a goal that is within your reach?

When you decide on a goal that you want to achieve, when you know it is possible and you feel strongly committed to getting it done, what is next? What can you do that will help ensure positive results?

Well, the first thing you need to do is remind yourself not to get bogged down in figuring out “how” you are going to achieve it. The “how” is important, but it doesn’t come first.  First, you want to clearly and vividly visualize the end result. The more clearly and more often you see it (feel it, taste it, smell it and make it 100% real in your imagination), the more likely it is to become real in the world.

It takes energy to create reality from a vision or idea, but it happens all the time. Every single person-made reality in the world first started out as an idea inside someone’s head. The more thought, the more energy – and the more energy, the more likely the reality. And visualization is a key ingredient in changing old habits that hold us back into new habits that create – whatever we want for the future.

Professional athletes know this and use visualization techniques all the time. Research has accumulated to back it up. These techniques are used in medicine (especially valuable in rehabilitation), psychology, and education and by more and more folks just like you.

Keep this in mind: Where the thought goes, energy flows. If you can clearly see it, you are far more likely to really “be” it. It’s how your mind works, as you move toward your goals. ~The Pacific Institute

5. Oregon Parks & Rec Seeks Volunteers for All-Terrain Vehicle Advisory Committees

ORStateFlagThe Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is recruiting five volunteers with an interest in All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) recreation to serve on the committees that advise on safety, funding and public access for ATV riders.

The department seeks two volunteers for the All-Terrain Vehicle Advisory Committee (ATV-AC) and three volunteers to serve on the newly developed All-Terrain Vehicle Highway Access Routes Advisory Committee.

>>ATV Advisory Committee
Members of the ATV Advisory Committee review accidents and fatalities resulting from ATV recreation; changes to statutory vehicle classifications as necessary for safety considerations; and safety features of all classes of Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs). The committee also recommends appropriate safety requirements to protect child operators and riders of OHVs.

Volunteers should have experience in following disciplines:
> Class II ATV Representative (Sand rails and four wheel drive vehicles, such as Jeeps and SUVs)
> Class III ATV Representative (Off-road motorcycles)

The successful candidate will also serve on the ATV Grant Subcommittee, which is responsible for reviewing and recommending funding of grants in support of ATV recreational activities statewide. Computer access and experience is mandatory. Knowledge of OHV riding areas is beneficial.

The ATV Advisory Committee meets as needed up to four times per year at locations throughout the state to advise OPRD regarding ATV issues relating to safety and vehicle classifications. The ATV Grant Subcommittee also meets as needed up to four times per year at locations throughout the state, including field trips.

>>ATV Highway Access Routes Advisory Committee
Members of the ATV Highway Access Routes Advisory Committee accept, evaluate and conduct field reviews of proposed highway access routes that ATV riders can use to access trails and recreation areas. Committee members also consult with road authorities, law enforcement and other government agencies.

New committee positions include the following:

> All-Terrain Vehicle users (two positions available)
> Member of the public

The ATV Highway Access Route Advisory Committee will meet as needed, primarily in Salem, to review, evaluate, advise and report on proposed access routes on portions of affected state highways. The Oregon Legislature established the All-Terrain Vehicle Highway Access Routes Advisory Committee in 2017 under Senate Bill 344.

Those interested in volunteering on one of the committees must complete an interest form and application for both committees, available through the ATV Committees link within the menu section located online at or by contacting OPRD. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Nov. 3, 2017.

For more information, contact Jeff Trejo at or by phone 503-986-0585.

6. Chyron | Definition of Chyron by Merriam-Webster

Definition of chyron. :a caption superimposed over usually the lower part of a video image (as during a news broadcast) | pronounce it KY-ron

Chyron | Definition of Chyron

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

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Prager University: What is Alt-Right? 

Prager University: How to raise kids who are smart about money

If you were your own employer, would you be entirely satisfied with the day’s work you have done today?


Blog. A Species Founded on Faith


USS Ashland Assists Distressed Mariners in Pacific Ocean

Dr. Rick Rigsby- Make An Impact – “Change your life”

Sherman County eNews #316


  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar

1. Classifieds (new or corrected)

FHalloween.Wtich2RIDAY CLASSIFIEDS: Free classified ads 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, 3/17), and contact information, under 50 words if possible. This service is limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome.  Please share your Thank You and Congratulatory notes and Joyful News here. ~ The Editor


THANK YOU to the  Sherman County Cultural Coalition for awarding the City of Wasco two grants, one for an ADA picnic table and one for development and printing of a City of Wasco brochure.  We are excited about moving ahead with both of these projects. ~Carol MacKenzie, Mayor, City of Wasco, and Wasco Streetscape committee member. 541-442-5515  

CONGRATULATIONS to Ron Mobley and Wayne (& Lynn Rathbun) Hamersly upon your induction to the Western Oregon University Athletic Hall of Fame!

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

birthdaycake.candlesHAPPY BIRTHDAY, NANCY ALLEN! Thank you for your contributions to our county and regional communities! ~Larry and Sherry




PETROLEUM DELIVERY DRIVER. MCP is seeking applicants to join our team as a Petroleum Delivery Driver.  This full time position is based in Moro, OR.  The role of the Petroleum Delivery Drivers is to safely transport petroleum products and render outstanding customer service to our patrons.  The deliveries will range from commercial/industrial accounts and home heating oil to bulk and packaged lubricants.  Product knowledge is a plus.  On Site training will be provided.      As a prominent agribusiness company, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Including health insurance premiums currently paid 100% for the employee and their dependents, dental, vision and Rx coverage, 401k with company match, robust profit sharing plan, paid vacation, sick, holidays, and more.   The complete employment listing and the employment application are available for download at  Please send cover letter, application and resume to:

Mid Columbia Producers Attn: Brittany Dark

PO Box 344, Moro, OR 97039.

Fax: (503)536-6875  PH: (541)565-2277  10/27


1.5 ACRE LOT. New Price on 1.5 acre lot just outside of Moro. A chance to own 1.5 acres close to town but in the country in Sherman County. 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. $50,000. ~ Tiffany Hillman  12/29

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



PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS. Now is the time to book a photo session! The holidays are just around the corner! Schedule a session now to have prints available for the holiday season. Now is also the time to capture the fall colors before they are gone for the year. Photo sessions start at $150.00. Contact me soon for Senior pictures, family photo sessions, weddings, engagements, and more. Also check out the photos from football and volleyball this season:   11/20






2. Calendar (new or corrected)



27 Sherman PTO Trunk ‘R’ Treat | Line Up 5:40 | Starts 6 Sherman County School

28 Maryhill Museum of Art Tango Party

30 Frontier Regional 911 Dispatch Board Meeting 10 Gilliam Co. Courthouse




1 Sherman County Court 9

1 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Kent Baptist Church

3 Public Meeting re: Aging & People with Disabilities Program 12 Senior Center, Moro

3 Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection 10-2 Wasco

5 Daylight Saving Time Ends

5 Sherman Historical Society Dinner/Program: Camp Sherman: 100 Years  2 o’clock Wasco School Events Center


8 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Group 12


14-16 Association of Oregon Counties Conference

15 Sherman County Court will not be in session.

15 Hood River CORE Pesticide Training

16 Soil pH Workshop 8-4 Shilo Inn, The Dalles

18 Condon’s Fall Festival 10-2


28 Mid-Columbia Community Action Council  


6 Sherman County Court 9

6 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Wasco Methodist Church


13 Mid-Columbia CORE Pesticide Training 9:30-3 CGCC

20 Sherman County Court 9

21 Winter Begins

24-20 Sherman County School District Christmas Vacation


30 6th Max Nogle Dinner/Auction/Dance w/Countryfied, Grass Valley Pavilion