Sherman County eNews #23


  1. President Trump’s First State of the Union Address Tonight, Jan. 30

  2. Workshops: Starting a Businesses & Lean Principles for business, Feb. 9 & 22

  3. Program: Basics of Collections Care, Feb. 14

  4. Positions Open at Maryhill Museum of Art | Maintenance & Café Staff

  5. Combating Complacency

1. President Trump’s First State of the Union Address Tonight, Jan. 30

American flag2President Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address on Tuesday – a speech that millions of Americans will watch closely. Earlier this month, about three-in-ten (31%) said in a Pew Research Center survey that this year’s speech is “more important” than those in past years, compared with 18% who said it is less important (43% said it’s about as important as past State of the Union addresses). Here is a look at public opinion on important issues facing the country, drawn from the Center’s recent surveys….

See the Public Opinion: Key Issues here: Public Opinion: Key Issues

2. Workshops: Starting a Businesses & Lean Principles for business, Feb. 9 & 22

The Columbia Gorge Community College Small Business Development Center will be offering two workshops in February.  A “Starting a Successful Business” workshop will be held at the CGCC The Dalles Campus on Tuesday, February 22 from 9:00AM to noon.

The workshop will focus on the necessary steps to start a business in Oregon, the criteria for choosing a business structure and the four cornerstones to help succeed in business.  The workshop is free.

A “Lean Principles for a Small Business” workshop will be held at the CGCC The Dalles Campus on Friday, February 9 from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM.  The workshop will focus on learning principles to help a business organize and standardize operations thus increasing productivity.  The cost of the workshop is $20.

Register online at  Call 541 506-6121 for more information.

3. Program: Basics of Collections Care

DATE: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

TIME: 10 am – 12 pm

COST: FREE (Pre-registration required by February 12)

On Wednesday February 14th we celebrate Oregon’s 159th Birthday and Valentine’s Day.  So let’s work together to show our heritage some love!  Do you have a precious heritage collection you want to preserve for future generations tucked away for safekeeping, but you’re not sure how to care for it?

Join Carolyn Purcell, for “Basics of Collection Care,” Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. This will be an informative presentation with a discussion of best practices for preserving and protecting heritage collections. Light refreshments will be available.  This event is free, but pre-registration is required by February 12.  For more information, call 541-296-8600, ext. 201 or visit

Carolyn Purcell, Executive Director at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, in her role as an Oregon Heritage Commission MentorCorps Partner, will offer tips, training and techniques on how to preserve your valuable belongings.

This workshop is available to all our regional heritage organizations, but also to anyone who has a precious heritage collection they want to preserve for the future.  Whether you are a genealogist with family photos, an enthusiastic antiques collector, book hoarder, or simply an employee in charge of preserving corporate documents, this informative workshop will give you the information you need to archive your collection using best practice techniques.

Examples of topics:

What are the biggest threats to heritage collections?

Invisible and visible dangers to watch for

Preservation vs. Conservation vs. Restoration

Best practices in handling your collection

Management from environment to storage plans to cataloging

Remember – this is a FREE event but pre-registration is required by February 12.

Call 541-296-8600, ext. 201 to book your spot for this informative and valuable class.

If you have further questions, please contact Susan Buce, Museum Registrar at 541-296-8600 ext. 242, or Carolyn Purcell at 541-296-8600 ext. 245,

4. Positions Open at Maryhill Museum of Art | Maintenance & Café Staff

Responsibilities include maintenance of plumbing, electrical, lighting, heating, irrigation and water pump systems and related equipment and vehicles; lawn, garden and tree care; special events support and a wide variety of handyman jobs and assistance with museum projects.  Great communication skills, dependability, flexibility, attention to detail and team work are essential; must work well with the public, volunteers and co-workers. Valid driver’s license required. Water Operator experience a plus.  On-site family-sized housing (overlooking Columbia River) provided; excellent benefits. Position available immediately. Please click here for a full job description. Click here for application.

Maryhill Museum of Art is seeking a responsible and energetic individual who enjoys working with the public in a busy museum café. Prior food experience and food handlers permit required. Must work weekends and holidays. This position is part-time, seasonal from March 15 through November 15. Will train. Click here for application. Questions? Please call Jacque at 509-773-3733 ext. 33.  Please leave message.


5. Combating Complacency

One of the things that bears constant reminder is to be very aware of the good things in life. It seems to be a part of human biological functioning to take good things for granted, especially those good things that are a part of our day-in, day-out lives. We are so used to them that they become background noise instead of the blessings they really are.

You see, there is actually a part of our brain that is designed to screen out anything that isn’t hurtful, fearful, or of value to what we are doing, right now. A long time ago, it helped our ancestors stay alive and get ready to fight or run away.

Nowadays, this brain function may have something to do with our neglect of the good but very familiar things in our lives. This function does its work based on what is important to us, and works especially well when we set goals. However, the “everyday” things in our lives aren’t goals. They sit in the background of our awareness and we give them little notice. So, how can we combat this complacency?

Well, for one thing we can become conscious! We can stimulate our own awareness by making lists of the things we are grateful for, and by deliberately thinking about what we value and take pleasure from. In other words, we can take on the “Attitude of Gratitude.”

We can express these feelings in words, or in other ways. We can express them openly, and in the process help others to remember their own reasons for gratitude. If you feel it, show it! It is surprising how infectious an honest, heartfelt smile can be. Try it the next time you are out for a walk. Smile at those coming toward you, maybe nod your head, or give an enthusiastic “Good morning!” You just might change someone’s day.

So, what are you grateful for in your life? How do you express your gratitude, and how often do you express it? Are you taking your most important gifts for granted? If so, how could you change, and when can you do it? Is now too soon? ~The Pacific Institute



Sherman County eNews #22


  1. Tonight: 2018 total lunar eclipse, Jan. 31

  2. North Central Livestock Association Annual Dinner Meeting Program, Feb. 3

  3. Public Notice. Sherman County Court Session, Feb. 7

  4. You can’t control others’ acts, but you can control your reaction

  5. Regional History Forum program on Airmail Beacons, Feb. 3

  6. Classes: Painting with the Masters, April 3, 10, 17 & 24

  7. Wants Become Goals

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

1. Tonight: 2018 total lunar eclipse 4:51-5:29 a.m., Jan. 31

moonThough Oregonians won’t get the best show, in the early hours of Jan. 31, a total lunar eclipse will be visible for much of the United States, particularly for those of us who live west of the Rocky Mountains.

The upcoming eclipse on Jan. 31 will occur in Oregon at moonset, beginning totality at 4:51 a.m. and reaching its maximum eclipse at 5:29 a.m. The sun will begin to rise over Portland at 7:33 a.m. that morning.


In a total lunar eclipse the Earth is aligned between the sun and the moon. Unlike a total solar eclipse which happens only once every 100 years or so, lunar eclipses can happen up to four times a year and are visible to some degree for the nighttime side of the world, according to NASA.

 2. North Central Livestock Association Annual Dinner Meeting Program, Feb. 3

horse.cattlesortingNorth Central Livestock Association

Annual Dinner Meeting Program

Saturday, February 3

Grass Valley Pavilion

5 p.m. Social Hour | Beer & Wine by Moody Tollbridge Winery

6 p.m. Tri-Tip Dinner with Mashed Spud Dish, Cowboy Beans, Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad, Broccoli Salad, Bread and Chocolate Upside-Down Cake with Ice Cream for $25.

Guest speakers:

Nathan Jackson, President, Oregon Cattlemen’s Association

Preston Winn, Ag Instructor, Blue Mountain Community College

… followed by music.

Please RSVP with Sherman OSU Extension 541-565-3230.

3. Public Notice. Sherman County Court Session, Feb. 7

The Sherman County Court will be in session on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the Hearings Room at the Sherman County Courthouse Addition, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039. The agenda, including updates, will be posted on the Sherman County Website at

Kayla von Borstel

Administrative Assistant



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4. You can’t control others’ acts, but you can control your reaction

You can’t control others’ acts, but you can control your reaction to their acts, and that is what counts most to you. No one can make you feel any negative emotion — fear, anger, or inferiority — without your express permission. There will always be people who find perverse enjoyment in upsetting others, or who simply play upon your emotions so that they can use you for their own selfish purposes. Whether or not they are successful depends entirely upon you and how you react to their negative behaviors. When you are forced to deal with such people, recognize from the outset that they are trying to upset you, not because of something you may have done to them, but because of some problem they have with themselves. Tell yourself, “This isn’t about me. I will not allow this person to upset me. I am in control of my emotions and my life.” ~Napoleon Hill Foundation

5. Regional History Forum program on Airmail Beacons, Feb. 3

Local historian and employee of the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum Susan Buce will present the Feb. 3 Regional History Forum program at the Original Wasco County Courthouse.  She will present “Airmail Beacons of the Columbia River Gorge” at the 1859 venue, 410 W. Second Place, The Dalles.  The program begins at 1:30 p.m.

In the 1930s, the U.S. mail was taking a leap into the wild blue yonder.  Airplanes – still a relatively new technology – were not yet equipped with radar. Airmail beacons served as a Highway of Light to guide the brave pilots who flew the mail by air from coast to coast, and the stalwart “mechanicians” who maintained the beacons kept the blinking lights shining for all to see.

Susan Buce has a family tie to the airmail beacons.  Her paternal grandfather, Jack McKinley Buce Sr., was the “mechanician” for the beacons of the Columbia Gorge from 1930 to 1944. The Buce family purchased a home in Mosier in 1930 so Jack would be centrally located in his route which stretched from Portland to Pasco.  The last known surviving Columbia Gorge beacon is on exhibit at the Western Antique Aeronautic and Automobile Museum in Hood River.

This is first program in the 2018 Regional History Forum series.  There is a TV monitor on the ground floor of the 1859 courthouse to serve those unable to climb the stairs. Coffee and cookies will be served after the program.

6. Classes: Painting with the Masters, April 3, 10, 17 & 24

paint.brushesPainting with the Masters

In partnership with Maryhill Museum of Art & The Dalles Art Center

Where:  Maryhill Museum of Art, classroom in new wing

When:  Tuesdays     10:00am – 1:30pm (30 min. lunch break)

April 3, 10, 17, & 24

Minimum: 5 students

Tuition:  $150.00

Sign up at The Dalles Art Center

One of the oldest methods for developing painting skills is to copy master artworks from museums. The process allows discovery of the techniques used to make paintings in the style of the Master. The end result may not be a duplicate painting, but an exploration of methods.  

The Dalles Art Center and Maryhill Museum of Art will be partnering to give you an opportunity to explore the collection and choose a masterwork from the exhibition highlighting Classical Realism. Over the course of four weeks, established artist, Chris Pothier, will lead you through this extraordinary, time-honored tradition.  

All classes are held in the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center at Maryhill Museum. Enrollment includes four free passes (for April 2018) to the Maryhill Museum of Art for further study of your work.  To enroll, call The Dalles Art Center at 541.296.4759 or Maryhill Museum of Art at 509-773-3733 x25 by March 28 (deadline for registration).

Materials list & note from the Instructor: 

A toned panel (I will explain during class) or canvas to be used for the copy.

Oil brushes (preferably sable).

Any oil paint you may have (preferably artists’ grade): 

*my preferred palette:

cadmium yellow medium

cadmium red medium

cerulean blue

cobalt blue


burnt umber

titanium white

ultramarine blue



alizarin crimson

naples yellow.

I will have some paint on hand, in case you cannot afford to buy all the paint. Please email me with questions at


7. Wants Become Goals

You have your lists of wants, balanced in the different areas of your life. You have checked them against your values, and each supports the other. Now, how do we turn those “wants” into meaningful and achievable goals?

Today, take one of your Balance Wheel sections. Perhaps one that is always important to you is Family. If you travel a lot, it would be very easy for you to lose contact with your children or perhaps your grandchildren, or your siblings. So, one of your goals would be to spend time with each of them, and for them to know that you are always available.

Now, it is important to understand the difference between “want to” and “do.” “Wants” set up the “do’s” in your life, and your goals will need to be written to reflect the “do.” So, if your goal is to spend time with each of your sisters or brothers, you would write the goal like this: “I spend quality time with each of my brothers and sisters. They all know how important they are to me.”

Suppose that you are a single mother, trying to balance work and home and family. It is a difficult road to travel, one filled with many choices. You want to spend as much time with your family as possible, but you have to work in order to provide a roof over their head and food on the table. Guilt kicks in as you attempt to do it all. Now, thinking of work as a “have to” causes additional stress, which can shadow your work and home time. To remove the “have to” from work would help a lot, so your goal would be written as, “I love the work I do, because it affords me what I need to spend time with my kids.”

One final tip: When you write out your “wants” and goals, make sure you write them in the present tense – the future as now. Take out the “going to” and replace it with “I am.” You are seeing your future as if it has already happened.

Take each of your Balance Wheel “wants” and turn them into goals for the future, written in the present tense. You have come a long way in these past several days, and have started on the path to a fulfilling 2018! Well done!  Keep it up! ~The Pacific Institute

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

bird.owl3 Rural Oregonians weigh in on need for broadband

Key facts about unauthorized immigrants enrolled in DACA

Opinion: Movies – The Lies of ‘The Crown’ and ‘The Post’

Should sea lions be killed to save salmon?

Problem Turkeys Avoid Oregon Town After Kill Permit Issued

Oregon House Democrats Want Voters To Make Health Care A Right In State Constitution

Tet1968. Survivor Accounts of the Tet Offensive

1,200 Year Mini Ice Age Caused by Global Warming

Ancestry Map: What 770,000 tubes of saliva reveal about America


Sherman County eNews #21


  1. Sherman High School Basketball Schedule Update, Jan. 30

  2. 4-H Enrollment is Open Now, Deadline Feb. 15

  3. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Jan. 19 Meeting Summary

  4. Turning Goals into Reality

  5. Huskey’s 97 Market Earns Kudos for Healthy Corner Store Project

  6. Columbia Gorge Community College to Deliver Adult & Dislocated Worker Services

  7. History Tidbits: Sherman County Observer – February Weather, 1922

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

 1. Sherman High School Basketball Schedule Update, Jan. 30

 clothing.shoesHigh School Basketball

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 – Girls JV cancelled, Boys JV at 4:30, Girls Varsity at 6:00, and Boys Varsity at 7:30 at Dufur, bus departs at 2:35, class dismissal at 2:25.

2. 4-H Enrollment is Open Now, Deadline Feb. 15

4-H clover1Yahoo!  It’s a new year in 4-H in 2018!  Kids, it’s time to join Sherman 4-H and get enrolled now.  Stop by the Sherman Extension Office, 66365 Lonerock Rd, Moro OR 97039 541-565-3230.  Forms available on-line at:

4-H is for youth ages 9 to 19 (as of September 1, 2017).  The divisions are:  Juniors ages 9-11 (yes, this includes older 3rd graders); Intermediates ages 12-14; and Seniors 15-19 (and still in high school).

CloverBud 4-H is for kids ages 5-8 as of September 1, 2017, and is simply for fun gatherings and learning activities.  If your child is of that age and you’d like to lead a CloverBud group or gathering, let the Sherman Extension Office know. 

Sherman 4-H enrollment deadline is February 15.  Clubs will begin meeting and we want you to be ready to go.  Most clubs will hold at least 6 meetings during the 4-H year, as well as exhibiting and participating in the Sherman County Fair.  Enrollment is $28/youth, with a discount for multiple children from one family. 

4-H is a national, state and local program coordinated by state land grant universities, as an educational and outreach program to develop good citizens in our country. 

A youth development program where kids get to do things usually only adults do…4-H is ”learning by doing”….select, care for and raise livestock, take photographs for exhibition, learn how to cook a variety of foods, participate in clinics and workshops to learn more about livestock or healthy living, sew their own clothing or craft items for home, make money and keep track of records, cook outdoors and learn how to can fruit or make jerky, be part of an organization and participate in meetings, and more. 

4-H also means spring break and summer camps, fun outdoor adventures, youth leadership opportunities, 4-H Summer Conference at the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, and travel opportunities nationally and internationally. 

Current Sherman County 4-H clubs and leaders are:

Goat…………………………………………………..Miranda & Ryan Owens

Beef…………………………………………….……..Sandi & Doug Martin

Sheep…………………………………………….…..Stephen Fritts & Lindsey Cope

Swine………………………………………………….Samantha Roberts-Smith & Brennah Miller

Horse………………………………………………….Kayci Sharp

Poultry………………………………………………..DeeAnn Ramos & Deanna Christianson

Rabbit/Guinea Pig……………………………….Melissa Montesanti

4-H Leadership…………………………………….Cindy Brown & Lindsey Cope

Shooting………………………………………………Dowen Jones & Jon Ramos

Sewing………………………………………………….Karen Thompson Umemoto

Cooking/Baking……………………………………Marylou Martin & Jeanne Kuettel

Outdoor Cooking/Food Preservation…..Cindy Brown

Adults, if you have a wonderful hobby or interest that you would like to share with youth, consider holding a workshop at the Extension Office….or volunteer to be a club leader.  A minimum of six 4-H club meetings are required each year, and the folks at the Extension Office help you with all the paperwork and scheduling tasks. 

We especially would like adults with an interest in photography, crafts, sewing, knitting/crocheting, gardening, carpentry, welding, fishing, shooting, outdoor activities, or science/technology to give our Sherman kids more opportunities. 

Cindy Brown, 4-H and Healthy Living, OSU Sherman County Extension

66365 Lonerock Rd., Moro OR 97039

541-565-3230 office  |  541-993-5291 cell

 3. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Jan. 19 Meeting Summary

“By direction of the Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors this summary of regular meeting will be sent out sometime after meeting. The entire minutes and financial statement will not be available until they are approved at the next regular board of directors meeting.”

[In summary, at the January 19 Frontier TeleNet meeting, action included]

–“Minutes and Financial Statement from December 2017 Approved.

–Update on Gilliam County /City of Condon RFP by Judge Steve Shaffer.  Goal is to get accomplished in a timely manner.  Working on details of construction.  Inland Development/Windwave chosen to do this project.

–Frontier TeleNet Website:  Website is up and running.

–Sherman County Office Space:  Lease has been signed for Frontier TeleNet Office Space in Moro.

–Frontier 911 Burns Tribe Update:  Dispatch will start on February 2, 2018.

–Wheeler County Wireless Project:  95% of Phase I complete by Day Wireless.

–Next Meeting will be February 16, 2018, 10 AM at Jeanne E. Burch Building, Fossil, Oregon.” ~Jeanne Burch, Frontier TeleNet bookkeeper.

[Editorial note: See “Frontier Telenet directors hear updates on regional projects” in the January 25, 2018, issue of The Times-Journal.]

4. Turning Goals into Reality

We set out to create some meaningful goals for ourselves for 2018. In fact, you were left with the “homework assignment” of writing out goals for each area of your personal Balance Wheel. Don’t worry (which is really negative goal-setting) if you didn’t complete the assignment – goal-setting is a life-long “homework assignment.” By doing this, you are setting yourself on the path to a fun, enjoyable and fulfilling life.

So, now that you have all of your goals, written as if the future you want has already happened, what do you do next? The next step is vitally important, because we must be able to “see” ourselves into this new reality. Human beings think in three dimensions: Words (or language), that trigger Pictures, which cause Emotions (or feelings). So, it is important that the words of your goals cause the exact picture of what you want.

For example, if we want everybody receiving today’s message to have the same picture, and we write the word “dog” to you, it will trigger a picture in your brain. However, it will trigger thousands of different pictures, for the thousands of people receiving this message. Now, if I say, “white, brown and black Bassett Hound, with long ears, short legs and a white streak running up his forehead,” most of you will be picturing the same type of dog (as long as you know what a Bassett Hound is), with thousands of little variations.

Take a look at your goals, and make certain that they cause you to picture exactly what it is you want; and these pictures should cause you to feel a positive, warm sense of accomplishment. If you need to, add words of clarity and emotion, turning your goals into a moving image of your future.

Now, at least twice a day, read each goal. Take a moment to close your eyes and picture what the words say to you, and feel the emotions of each goal becoming real. Each goal will take 15-20 seconds, so you can work at 10 to 15 goals at a time.

This is the visualization process that will take you from “want to” to “I am.” ~The Pacific Institute

5. Huskey’s 97 Market Earns Kudos for Healthy Corner Store Project

Carey Hughes of Huskey’s 97 Market in Moro has earned praise from Silvan Shawe of the Gorge Grown Food Network (GGFN) regarding participation in the Healthy Corner Store Project.  Huskey’s 97 was part of a three store pilot of the program in the Columbia Gorge, working to improve access to healthy food in underserved areas.   

At Huskey’s 97, GGFN assisted in stocking over 850 pounds of fresh locally grown fruit and vegetable from 9 farms and the Wahtonka Community School Garden, including peaches, onions, cucumbers, peppers, carrots, apples, and pears.

“Carey and her staff were an absolute pleasure to work with and I very much appreciate her commitment and the lengths she goes to ensure her customers have access to healthy food. She was by far the most engaged of any of the store owners and will continue to work directly with PrairieFish and other local farmers. Her feedback and patience as we try to work out how to improve the VeggieRx Program in Sherman has been invaluable.” Silvan Shawe, GGFN, Healthy Corner Store Project coordinator. 

Primary goals for the Health Corner Store Project were:

  • Establish lasting partnerships between local farmers and store-owners (14 farms and 3 stores participated)
  • To support convenience/corner stores ability to meet the demand for healthy fresh fruit and vegetables and from Veggie Rx vouchers in Sherman and Wasco Counties
  • Bolster the local economy by driving more business to locally owned stores and small farmers
  • Strengthen relationships between neighbors and project partners
  • Reduce diet-related disease and malnutrition
  • Support school garden programs by providing an outlet for them to sell produce through
  • Expand this Gorge-wide in 2018

Hughes says “I’m happy that my customers are able to have access to fresh fruit and vegetables. Everyone from children to seniors are benefiting from VeggieRx here in Sherman County, and with the support of the Healthy Corner Store Project we are able to have more variety, and fresh locally grown produce at a good price for our customers.”

Support for this project comes from The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program, which is designed to build sustainable collaborations with Oregon communities by providing grants and other resources to foster development of community-identified cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship projects. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute has made a decade-long commitment to invest in this program to develop robust, sustainable programs that benefit the health of all Oregonians. 

6. Columbia Gorge Community College To Deliver Adult & Dislocated Worker Services

Columbia Gorge Community College Awarded Contract for Delivery of Adult and Dislocated Worker Services Through WorkSource Oregon

After conducting a successful procurement, the East Cascades Workforce Investment Board (ECWIB) has awarded a provisional contract to Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) for the delivery of comprehensive, year-round Adult and Dislocated Worker Services in Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam and Wheeler counties.

Services will continue to be delivered through WorkSource Oregon, with offices located at: 700 Union Street, The Dalles, and on the Hood River Campus of CGCC at 1730 College Way, Room 301.

“Columbia Gorge Community College has a unique ability to leverage their existing programs in order to reach the most remote areas of the ECWIB’s Northern sub-region,” said Heather Ficht, Executive Director of ECWIB. “We look forward to working with CGCC as their role within WorkSource and as a workforce partner grows, in service to our community.”

Through the delivery of Adult and Dislocated Worker Services within the WorkSource and with the use of technology, CGCC’s career advisors will work with both job-seekers and employers, in all five of the Northern counties, to ensure that the current workforce is adequately trained and ready to meet the existing needs of business.

“Our institution is honored by this selection, which complements our mission of building dreams by providing lifelong educational and training programs,” added Lori Ufford, CGCC’s interim president. “We welcome this opportunity to build upon our strong community partnerships for the benefit of residents throughout our region.”

7. History Tidbits: Sherman County Observer – February Weather, 1922

snowflakeFebruary 3, 1922

     Low Grade Causes Trouble. Foss & Co. have had the full enjoyment occasioned by civic improvements in that since the streets were improved last summer the alley back of their garage building is now lower in the center than at either end where it intersects improved streets, caused by dirt taken to make fills.  When the soft chinook winds hit Moro last week it found quite a collection of luscious snow ready for the thaw and this in turn came into the Foss & Co. garage through windows, walls and concrete.  Since then there has been further additions to the supply waiting for the next chinook.

February 3, 1922

    State highway commission at their meeting in Portland this week ordered that advertisment be made for bids for the grading and macadamizing of the Sherman Highway section between Biggs and Wasco.  Contract for this will be let at the next meeting February 21st.  When completed there will be an improved road from Grass Valley to the Columbia river highway at Biggs.

February 10, 1922

    The macadam sections of the Columbia river highway east of The Dalles are being dragged by maintenance men, working under the state highway department.  The road surface is still damp from melting snows, and dragging at this time will put it in good shape for summer travel.

February 10, 1922

    The Columbia river highway in Hood River county, blocked by winter’s snow and ice, is being cleared by regular maintenance men employed by the highway department.  The highway is now open as far west as Camp Benson.  A track eight feet wide is being opened thru the drifts by means of blasting and shoveling.  Hood River county expects to have its section of the highway open before Multnomah county has it cleared.

February 10, 1922

    The board of county road viewers went over the Sherman highway between Moro and Grass Valley Friday, passing on the damages claimed by the property owners.  Their report came up before the county court for action at a special term held this week.

February 17, 1922

    Chief Engineer Compton and party finished surveying the Sherman highway between Wasco and the Columbia river last week.  The road goes thru Wasco, just past the Christian church, where it turns to the left down a small gully to the railroad track, along the east side of the track to its intersection with the state aid road at China Hollow, the Sherman highway here joining with the state aid road and continuing on to the Columbia river highway.

February 17, 1922

    The Sherman highway surveyors, Chief Engineer Compton and party, went through Moro Monday, headed for Shaniko, intending to outline the highway between Shaniko and Cow Creek canyon.

February 17, 1922

    Shades of Alaska and the polar bear! — more snow.  Soon the film men will be shooting their Arctic scenes on the white plateau of Sherman county.

February 17, 1922

    The Sherman highway contractors have begun work on the top of DeMoss hill north of Moro.

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

bird.owl.limbSee new drone footage of Rattlesnake Ridge near Union Gap, WA

Influenza. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Senate Report: Americans Bought Nearly $800 Million in Chinese Fentanyl Opioid Online

Amazon keeps building data centers in Umatilla, Morrow counties

Facebook will spend ‘hundreds of millions’ on two more Prineville data centers