Sherman County eNews #333


  1. Editorial Note: Classifieds & Calendar

  2. Annual Italian Sherman Jr/Sr Band Dinner, Nov. 16

  3. Condon’s Annual Fall Festival, Nov. 18

  4. Sherman County School Winter & Spring Coaching Opportunities!

  5. The Placebo Effect

  6. Nearly 30k Diversity Visas Given To Immigrants From Terror States

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

Thomas Jefferson, who never heard a broadcast, was undoubtedly right when he observed that “to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagations of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical.”

1. Editorial Note: Classifieds & Calendar

The Friday eNews classifieds and calendar and a regular news edition will be posted a day early, on Thursday. Deadline is still Wednesday at 5. ~The Editor

2. Annual Italian Sherman Jr/Sr Band Dinner, Nov. 16

Italian Sherman Jr/Sr Band Dinner


Thursday Nov 16, 2017 at 6pm doors open at 5:45 pm
Sherman School cafeteria
Dinner, music, raffle and silent auction
A benefit for the Sherman Jr/Sr bands
Questions call Jarek Bartels 541-565-3500

3. Condon’s Annual Fall Festival, Nov. 18

Condon’s Annual Fall Festival

Saturday, November 18th

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Condon Elks Lodge and Memorial Hall

~K’Lynn Lane
Executive Director | Condon Chamber of Commerce | 541-384-7777

4. Sherman County School Winter & Spring Coaching Opportunities! 

Logo.Sherman High SchoolSherman County School has Coaching Opportunities!!!!

Coaching positions are currently available in the following areas:


5th-8th Boys Basketball (2 positions)

5th-8th Girls Basketball (1 position)


Boys and Girls HS Track & Field (Head Coach)

Boys and Girls HS Track & Field (Assistant Coach)

Boys and Girls Tennis (Head Coach)

Criminal record check and pre-employment drug testing will be required for all positions. For further information and application materials please email Gary Lewis at or Wes Owens at Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 5. The Placebo Effect

What does the sugar pill have in common with potential?  More than you might think.

A placebo, sometimes called a sugar pill, is a substance sometimes given to people who are sick, in pharmaceutical research studies, to compare against the “real” medication. It has no medicinal qualities at all, but quite often people who are given placebos get better anyway. This is powerful testimony to the strength of beliefs and expectations.

People can be healed of illnesses because they strongly believe they are being healed. It is not just in medicine that the power of expectations is apparent. School children perform up to the expectations of their parents and teachers, or down to them. Employees perform up to the expectations of their employers, and elected officials perform according to the expectations of their constituents. Most important of all, you perform up or down to what you expect of yourself.

As Henry Ford said, “If you think you can, you will. If you think you can’t, you won’t.” It is that simple. Beliefs are that powerful. Fortunately, as adults, we have the ability to choose our beliefs and to reject the ones that stand in our way or that hamper our performance.

What do you believe to be true about yourself? Try making a list of those beliefs about you, and mark the ones that are holding you back. For the ones you determine are holding you back, why keep them if they don’t do you any good? You have the right, indeed, the personal responsibility to get rid of beliefs that no longer serve you in a positive way. Replace them with positive, helpful beliefs that allow you to move forward.

You will be a lot happier for it – and so will those around you. It will be your own, personal, positive ripple effect on your world. ~The Pacific Institute

6. Nearly 30k Diversity Visas Given To Immigrants From Terror States

By Alex Pfeiffer, White House Correspondent for The Daily Caller

Nearly 30,000 foreigners from state sponsors of terrorism have gotten visas since 2007 through the diversity visa lottery.

President Donald Trump wants Congress to end the program, which benefits foreigners from nations that don’t have high levels of immigration to the U.S. He increased his public pressure against the program after an Uzbek recipient of the diversity visa lottery allegedly killed eight in a recent terrorist attack in New York City.

Statistics released by the White House Monday show that since 2007 the program has given permanent residence visas — green cards — to 20,739 Iranians, 7,232 Sudanese and 812 Syrians.

The program gives out 50,000 visas annually to immigrants chosen at random.

“One of the main national security weaknesses that experts have identified in the diversity visa program is the lack of restrictions on admissions,” the House Judiciary Committee wrote in a 2004 report.

“First, there are few restrictions on the countries from which applicants may come. … Second, under the program, successful applicants are chosen at random. Consequently, those aliens who win the diversity visa lottery do not necessarily have any ties to the United States. … Because diversity visa winners do not necessarily have such ties, the program could offer an opportunity for individuals or groups who want to harm the United States, its institutions, and its people to place terrorists in the United States. … Any potential terrorist who did win the diversity visa lottery could live here freely, and come and go with little scrutiny.”

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

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Judicial Watch: Corruption Chronicles

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