Sherman County eNews #342

CONTENTS

  1. Remember Local Needs for Year-end Giving

  2. Sherman County High School Christmas Tree Sale, Dec. 2

  3. Coming Soon: New Sherman County Website

  4. Sherman County Group Facebook Page

  5. The Idea of Being Free

  6. Baker’s Clay

  7. Notice: Sherman County Court Session, Dec. 6

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


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1. Remember Local Needs for Year-end Giving

Remember Local Needs for Year-end Giving | tax-deductible non-profit organizations |

Give to these organizations:

–to honor someone with a shared interest,

–to recognize someone’s achievement or success,

–in memory or remembrance,

–to express your appreciation, or

–as an alternate gift for someone who has everything.

  • ABC Huskies Day Care, Sherman County Child Care Foundation, P.O. Box 424, Wasco, OR 97065
  • Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center – Sherman Station Foundation, 36656 Lone Rock Road, Moro, OR 97039
  • Grass Valley Pavilion Renovation & Rejuvenation Project, City of Grass Valley, P.O. Box 191, Grass Valley, OR 97029
  • HAVEN from Domestic and Sexual Violence, PO Box 576, The Dalles, OR 9058
  • Little Wheats Day Care Inc., P.O. Box 71, Moro, OR 97039
  • Maryhill Museum of Art, 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, WA 98620
  • Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon Cultural Trust, 775 Summer Street NE, Ste 200, Salem, OR 97301 – a portion of these funds are allocated to Sherman County Cultural Coalition for distribution, & matched to local cultural non-profit gifts provide a tax credit.
  • OSU Extension 4-H Programs, 36656 Lone Rock Road, Moro, OR 97039
  • Sherman County Ambulance, PO Box 139, Moro, OR 97039
  • Sherman County Athletic Foundation, PO Box 191, Moro, OR 97039
  • Sherman County Cultural Coalition, PO Box 23, Moro, OR 97039
  • Sherman County Fair, P.O. Box 45, Wasco, OR 97065
  • Sherman County Historical Society & Museum, P.O. Box 173, Moro, OR 97039 –qualifies for Oregon Cultural Trust Tax Credits
  • Sherman County Junior Hoops, c/o Sherman County Athletic Foundation, PO Box 191, Moro, OR 97039
  • Sherman County Lions Club, P.O. Box 27, Wasco, OR 97065
  • Sherman Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, 69512 High School Loop, Moro, OR 97039
  • Sherman County Public/School Library, 69512 High School Loop, Moro, OR 97039
  • Sherman County Scholarship Association, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, Oregon 97039
  • Sherman Development League, P.O. Box 11, Moro, OR 97039
  • Sherman County Preschool, 69512 High School Loop, Moro, OR 97039
  • Wasco Cemetery Association, Sun Rise Cemetery, PO Box ___, Wasco, OR 97065
  • Wasco RR Depot & History Center, City of Wasco, P.O. Box ___, Wasco, OR 97065
  • Wasco Salmon/Steelhead Tournament, P.O. Box ____, Wasco, OR 97065
  • Your church.

2. Sherman County High School Christmas Tree Sale, Dec. 2
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Available Trees and Sizes
Doug Fir Sizes: 5/6 | 6/7 | 7/8
Grand Fir Sizes: 5/6 | 6/7
Noble Fir Sizes: 4/5 | 5/6 | 6/7 | 7/8

Locations
65912 High School Loop, Moro, OR

Time
DECEMBER 2nd
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Prices vary between $25.00 and $50.00 depending on the size and type of tree.


3. Coming Soon: New Sherman County Website

ShermanCoLogoWelcome to our future website! We’re excited to be launching a new website that will help us better serve Sherman County. But first, we’re starting with “BETA”–a testing and feedback phase before we make it our official site. For a short period of time, the public BETA site will exist in tandem with our current website.

The new site focuses on helping residents, businesses and visitors better access services and information and includes:

  • a responsive design that adapts to phones, tablets, laptops and computers
  • a simple search that makes it easier to find information and services
  • an ‘Answers’ tool that lets users quickly access frequently asked questions integration with county social media accounts
  • and more

Once we’ve resolved final testing and preliminary feedback issues, we will make the BETA our official county website. After the official site is launched, much like consumer web applications we all use in our daily lives, the new site will continue to change and get better over time as we discover and address user needs.

Visit the BETA site here:

https://sherman-county-or.proudcity.com/

Timeline: Here is the timeline for the new website launch:

  • BETA launch: Now!
  • Official launch: Week of December 4th

Feedback: Use the ‘Feedback’ button on the bottom of the website to share how we can make it serve you better.

We’re excited to have a more modern, accessible website that will empower us all to best serve residents, visitors and businesses, and we look forward to making it better and better every day. Please visit our future website and give your feedback! 


4. Sherman County Group Facebook Page

See https://www.facebook.com/groups/144574559075535/


5. The Idea of Being Free

A lot of us grew up with the notion that we are free people, able to choose where we live, what we do for a living, and to come and go at will. But many people, although certainly free in these ways, are emotional prisoners. Have you ever thought about what it means to be emotionally free?

Dr. David Viscott, a well-known psychiatrist, said that emotional freedom means that you can do what you want, when you want to do it. You see, when you are emotionally free, you believe in your own goodness and you act to increase your sense of self-worth. You understand that whatever interferes with this belief is false, so you seek to exclude and avoid it.

Being emotionally free comes down to being free to believe in yourself and in your special-ness, and feeling free to make the most of it. Of course, all of this requires that you be free in expressing your emotions and responsible for the consequences of doing so. Freedom without responsibility breeds trouble, just as responsibility without freedom breeds resentment.

As you become an emotionally free person, you release the claim on you that is held by the past, and you become more and more able to give freely to others. You are better able to decide what is truly in your best interests, as you live your life to the fullest in the present, as well as in the future.

To learn more about this idea, you may want to see if you can find a copy of Dr. Viscott’s book, “Emotionally Free.” Though Dr. Viscott has passed, and the book was originally published in 1993, it is still available – on Amazon. ~The Pacific Institute


6. Baker’s Clay

Christmas.Ornament.(use hair pins or paper clips before baking as hangers for Christmas ornaments)

 

4 c flour

1 c salt

1 ½ to 1 ¾ c water

Bake 350 degrees 1 hour.


7. Notice: Sherman County Court Session, Dec. 6

The Sherman County Court will be in session on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in the Circuit Courtroom at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039.  The agenda, including updates, will be posted on the Sherman County Website at www.co.sherman.or.us

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