Sherman County eNews #320


  1. All County Prayer Meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 1

  2. Sherman Historical Dinner Program: Camp Sherman: 100 Years, Nov. 5

  3. This Week at Maryhill Museum

  4. Think of the Possibilities!

  5. Oregon Parks & Rec Accepting Comments on WAG Bags on the Deschutes River Scenic Waterway

  6. Sherman County Senior & Community Center November Meal Menu

1. All County Prayer Meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 1

church.family1The All County Prayer Meeting is Wednesday November-1st @ the Kent Baptist Church. Fellowship starts at 6:30 PM; Pray time starts at 7:00 PM and ends at 8:30 PM.

Everyone is welcome to come and join in the meeting. Come join in when you can get there.

2. Sherman Historical Dinner Program: Camp Sherman: 100 Years, Nov. 5

m_returnMoro, OR – The Sherman County Historical Society invites you to dinner and a presentation, Camp Sherman: 100 Years, November 5, 2017, at 2pm at the Wasco Events Center in Wasco, Oregon. Special guests of the Camp Sherman Historical Society will share some history on how Camp Sherman came about and how this magical place became a special retreat for some of Sherman County’s early residents. Please RSVP by November 3, 2017, with the Sherman County Historical Society at 541-565-3232. Dinner is $15 per plate and we look forward to seeing you there.

The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon. For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website:

3. This Week at Maryhill Museum

FREE DAY for All

Saturday, Nov. 4 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

All are invited to enjoy a day at Maryhill for free, in honor and in memory of Patricia A. Perry, who passed away in August. Pat worked at Maryhill for many years as the museum’s operations manager and later the museum store manager. She was a tenacious supporter of the museum, both before and after she worked at Maryhill, and to honor that, her family is paying for each visitor on November 4.

From 4 to 5 p.m. there will be a celebration for friends and family.

Day of the Dead Family Celebration

Saturday, Nov. 4 | 1 to 4 p.m.

Remember and rejoice our family members, past, present and future, while we also celebrate the end of Maryhill’s season. Join us for a slice of cake, art-making and learning about this important Mexican holiday. Hands-on activities will include altar sugar skull mask-making, crepe paper flowers and banners, and other items to create an altar of remembrance.

4. Think of the Possibilities!

It is a great gift to be able to find the good in bad situations, and it is a gift you can give yourself, if you choose to.

Many people, when they come upon a stumbling block or an obstacle in their path, become discouraged and quit. But highly successful people know how to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones.

In December 1914, Thomas Edison’s laboratories in West Orange, New Jersey were almost entirely destroyed by fire. In one night, Edison lost two million dollars’ worth of equipment and the records of most of his life’s work. The next morning, as he walked around the charred embers of so many of his hopes and dreams, the sixty-seven year old Edison said, “There is great value in disaster. All our mistakes are burned up. Thank God, we can start anew.”

The ability to see the benefits in bad situations will stand you in good stead in every type of endeavor, whether it is sales or manufacturing, art or aerospace, your personal or professional life. Sometimes, this is a difficult thing to do. And sometimes, it can take quite a while to manage – but it is manageable. And think of the possibilities!

Now this does not mean you should pretend things are wonderful when, in fact, they are bad.  But, if you can accept pain and disappointment as a part of life, if you can see it for what it is and then move past it, if you can look disaster in the face and call it what it is – and then find a blessing in it – you will be making the best of bad times. ~The Pacific Institute

5. Oregon Parks & Rec Accepting Comments on WAG Bags on the Deschutes River Scenic Waterway

Bend OR — The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is proposing changes to portable toilet rules for the Deschutes River Scenic Waterway. The proposed amendment would allow use of Human Waste Bags as an approved portable toilet. Current rules require overnight boaters in the Deschutes River Scenic Waterway to use an approved portable toilet or an agency provided toilet facility for all solid human waste.

Human Waste Bags, commonly called WAG bags, are now very common on rivers in the U.S. They are allowed, by administrative rule, in Oregon on the Owyhee Scenic Waterway and John Day River Scenic Waterway. WAG bags meet environmental requirements and would likely make river conditions more sanitary because they are so convenient.

The proposed rule change is a recommendation from the Lower Deschutes River Interagency Implementation Team and Lower Deschutes River Managers that include representatives from the BLM, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), Confederated Tribes of The Warm Springs Reservation (CTWS), Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB), Oregon State Police (OSP), Sherman, Wasco and Jefferson counties, as well as the City of Maupin.

The full text of the amendment to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-040-0070 is available online at Click on Rules and Regulations on the right side of the page ( Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. Dec. 15, 2017 and can be made online; in writing to Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, attn.: Katie Gauthier, 725 Summer St NE, Suite C, Salem OR 97301; or through e-mail to

After reviewing public comments, agency staff plan to present a final recommended rule for consideration by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission at its February 2018 business meeting.

6. Sherman County Senior & Community Center November Meal Menu


Sherman County Senior & Community Center

November 2017 Meal Menu

We serve lunch at 12:00 noon sharp.  First come, first served.

If you have a group of 2 or more, please let the Kitchen staff know at 541-565-3191 the day before to ensure that we make enough food!

MEAL PRICING: Under 60 Yrs. $7.00 ~~ 60 Yrs. & Up $4.00 suggested donation!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  1 2 3
Oven Fried Chicken Western Beef & Corn Pie Pizza loaded w/Meat
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Salad & Veggies Salad & Veggies
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Fruit Dessert
6 7 8 9 10
Beef & Bean Burrito Lemon Tarragon Chicken Hamburger Gravy over Beef Lasagna CLOSED FOR VETERAN’S DAY
Salad & Veggies Rice Pilaf & Salad Mashed Potatoes Salad & Veggies
Dessert Veggies & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Fruit
13 14 15  Thanksgiving Lunch 16 17
Chicken Fried Steak Macaroni & Cheese Roast Turkey Sweet & Sour Meatballs Clam Chowder
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Salad & Veggies Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Rice Pilaf & Salad Cottage Cheese
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies &Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert
20 21 22 23  Thanksgiving! 24
Cheeseburgers Oriental Chicken Sheepherder Stew CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
Potato Wedges & Salad Rice Pilaf & Salad Biscuits & Salad
Veggies & Dessert Veggies & Fruit Veggies & Dessert
27 28 29 30  
Baked Potato Bar Beef Pot Roast Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce Navy Bean & Ham Soup
Salad Roasted Veggies, Salad Garlic Bread, Veggies, Salad Cornbread & Salad
Veggies &Dessert Fruit Dessert Veggies & Fruit

Menu subject to change due to availability.

ATTENTION:  For those who have food allergies, be aware that a large variety of foods are prepared in the kitchen.  Therefore, meals may be prepared with ingredients and food service equipment may come in contact with ingredients to which you may have an allergic reaction, such as nuts.