Sherman County eNews #329


  1. TODAY! Order Lions’ Grapefruit and Oranges by Nov. 9

  2. Veterans Day in Goldendale, Nov. 11

  3. Notice. Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting, Nov. 14

  4. Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Nov. 18

  5. Heart, Brains, Courage & the Power of Belief

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

  7. Congressman Walden: Resilient Federal Forests Act Heads to the Senate

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

 1. TODAY! Order Lions’ Grapefruit and Oranges by Nov. 9 


Call Lion Nell Melzer  541-565-3517

TEXAS RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT:    #20 box for $20

NAVEL ORANGES (no seeds):        #20 box!

Or half-and-half for the same $20!

Please! No orders after Thursday!

PLAN TO PICK UP AT THE Bazaar Dec. 2 the High school around noon!

2. Veterans Day in Goldendale, Nov. 11

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Veterans Day Dinner

Saturday, November 11th

Prime Rib Dinner

FREE to All Veterans and Spouses

Brought to you by Goldendale American Legion

Louis Leidl Post 116

** FIRST DINNER served 4:00 to 5:15 PM

Advanced Tickets Required

Tickets are available at the Legion – must have current

membership card or DD214 to pick up a ticket in advance.

Limit of 100 tickets ~ first come first served.

** SECOND DINNER served 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Let’s support the Goldendale Food Bank.

Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner.

Please bring a can of food.

Thank you!

3. Notice. Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting, Nov. 14

The Sherman County School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. This meeting will be held in the meeting room of the Sherman County School/Public Library. 



4. Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Nov. 18


Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Saturday, November 18th

5:00 PM

Moro Community Presbyterian Church

204 4th Street, Moro, Oregon

Everyone is welcome!

If guests wish to bring something, we suggest salad or dessert.

5. Heart, Brains, Courage & the Power of Belief

Have you ever thought of “The Wizard of Oz” as a story about the power of beliefs? With the holidays fast approaching, it’s a sure bet that this classic film will be broadcast soon. Perhaps it is time to take a look at the “story beneath the story” of this memorable tale.

You see, Dorothy and her pals all wanted something. As is often the case, they looked for someone else to give it to them, someone in authority who had “the power.” They teamed up because they figured their efficacy was greater together than it was separately, and they were right. They were a real team with a common vision and not just a collection of separate individuals. They were able to overcome life-threatening danger to finally come face to face with what they believed to be the all-powerful Wizard.

When they met the Wizard, they discovered several very important things. Perhaps the most important thing they discovered was that each already had whatever it was he or she felt was lacking; it was their personal beliefs that needed changing.

The Lion wasn’t really a coward – he proved that on the journey to Oz – but he believed he was, so most of the time he acted like it. When the Wizard gave him a medal and reminded him of his bravery, he affirmed the truth of a new belief, and that was all it took. Same thing for the Tin Man and the Scarecrow. Dorothy could have gone home any time she wanted, she just didn’t know it. For her, the journey was a risky rite of passage into her own strength and her own heart. Each of them had “the power” all along.

So, you see, “The Wizard of Oz” can be seen as a wonderfully entertaining story about the power of belief and the importance of becoming our own authority. Who is your Wizard of Oz, and do you really need that person to tell you what you already know about yourself in your heart? ~The Pacific Institute

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

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

Focus group in The Dalles:

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: 

7. Congressman Walden: Resilient Federal Forests Act Heads to the Senate

American flag2Last week, legislation moved forward in the House that would improve the management of our federal forests to prevent and clean up after wildfires. I proudly voted in support of this legislation, the Resilient Federal Forests Act (H.R. 2936). After another summer of smoked-filled skies, enough is enough. We can greatly improve the management of our forests, and this bill will help get that done.

Over 710,000 acres burned in Oregon this year while smoke choked our air and caused the cancellation of everything from high school football games to Oregon Shakespeare Festival performances and the 30th year of Cycle Oregon. Sadly, when the smoke clears the burn scars from these fires will remain for years and pose a risk for future fires. The state’s largest fire this year, the Chetco Bar Fire, started in the old Biscuit Fire burn scar and went on to consume over 178,000 acres. Anyone driving on Highway 20 outside of Sisters can see clearly how slow the recovery has been for the area burned in the 2003 B&B Complex fire.

After hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and similar natural disasters, we get to work on clean up and restoration. We should do the same after a fire, salvaging the burned, dead trees and replanting to restore our forests. The Resilient Federal Forests Act would ensure that the Forest Service and BLM can get this restoration work done promptly and would require that 75 percent of the affected lands be replanted. 

We also have to make sure we do the preventative management that reduces the risk of wildfires in the first place. This legislation provides additional tools to federal land managers to get that work done. It also fixes how we pay for fighting fire, so the agencies don’t have to rob forest management dollars to pay for wildfire. 

Our forests and our communities have waited long enough. It’s time to act. As this bill heads to the Senate, I hope they will act quickly so we can fix broken federal forest policy and reduce the risk of these catastrophic fires. 

It is an honor to represent you in the U.S. Congress.

Greg Walden
U.S. Representative
Oregon’s Second District

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