Sherman County eNews #29


  1. History Forum: Fourteen Miles on the North Shore Railroad, Feb. 10

  2. Retirement Open House for Roseanna Breeding at Farm Service Agency, Feb. 28

  3. All County Prayer Meeting at Rufus Baptist Church, Wednesday, Feb. 7

  4. The Secret of Success

  5. Conversations with Funders Across the State, February & March

  6. Region 20 K-12 Chess Tournament in The Dalles, Feb. 24

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

Who told you it couldn’t be done, and what great achievements has he performed that qualified him to set up limitations for you? ~Napoleon Hill Foundation

1. History Forum: Fourteen Miles on the North Shore Railroad, Feb. 10

Local historian Loren Delaney will offer stories and photos at the Feb. 10 Regional History Forum program at the Original Wasco County Courthouse.  He will present “Fourteen Miles on the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railroad” at the 1859 venue, 410 W. Second Place, The Dalles.  The program begins at 1:30 p.m.

Delaney was born in The Dalles and raised in Wishram, WA before moving back to The Dalles.  He worked for the city and taught math at Columbia Gorge Community College.  He has collected stories of north shore railroad history covering mile posts 94 to 108, “Grand Dalles” (now Dallesport) to just east of Wishram where the sternwheeler Norma plied the Columbia.

The Norma was the link between the SP&S and the south bank prior to the construction of the railroad bridge that connects Wishram and Celilo.  The steamboat played a key role in James Hill’s victory in the race to build a railroad up the Deschutes River canyon. 

This is second 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.

2. Retirement Open House for Roseanna Breeding at Farm Service Agency, Feb. 28

Please join us to celebrate the retirement of Roseanna Breeding, our local Farm Service Agency County Director. We will be having an open house here at the service center from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. Treats and refreshments will be provided, so swing on in and visit a while.

When: Wednesday February 28th – 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Where: The Farm Service Agency Office – 302 Scott Street, Moro, Oregon.

3. All County Prayer Meeting at Rufus Baptist Church, Wednesday, Feb. 7

church.family1The All County Prayer Meeting will be Wednesday, February 7 @ the Rufus 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 the meeting, come and join in when you can get there.

4. The Secret of Success

Today we are going over the secret of success, in one word. Yes, one word, and that’s a guarantee.

Since 1971, here at The Pacific Institute, we have been studying success. Some of the most successful people in the world have been our students, and we, in turn, have learned a great deal from them. We have also spent a lot of time in the company of some of the world’s most respected research psychologists, talking about what makes some people succeed and others collapse – the difference, in short, between the cans and the can-nots, the do’s and the do-nots.

And after all these years of study and research, there is one thing we can state, with the utmost confidence: the secret of success is “Attitude.” That’s it. And it is really not a secret. People who succeed do not have fewer problems than others. They do not always start out with the most brainpower or better parents or more money, either. 

As a matter of fact, sometimes they start out working against incredible odds. But they have a way of looking at things, a way of seeing obstacles as possibilities, a way of hanging in there and making the most of every opportunity that almost guarantees success. If you are running up against an unexpected challenge, it just might help to do an attitude check. Ask yourself, “Am I not seeing the way around, because of an attitude?” “Am I getting in my own way, because of my attitudes?”

You are successful – and flexible, optimistic and hardworking. When you change your attitude, you change your perspective on what you perceive, what your senses tell you. Situations and opportunities have new meanings, allowing for different outcomes. A whole, previously unseen world opens up, with a change in attitude. ~The Pacific Institute

 5. Conversations with Funders Across the State, February & March

dollars.coinsMore than $5 million in funding will be on the table when Oregon Cultural Trust Manager Aili Schreiner joins with colleagues from the Cultural Trust’s Statewide Partners and other funders Feb. 6 through March 8 for “Conversations with Funders and Partners,” a 14-stop state tour. Attendees will learn about grant programs available from multiple grantmakers and will have the opportunity to discuss their projects and programming. Other statewide programming resources also will be presented.

Representatives from the Statewide Partners — the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage, Oregon Humanities and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office — will be joined by counterparts from The Oregon Community Foundation and Portland’s Regional Arts and Culture Council for some of the events.

Organizations encouraged to attend “Conversations with Funders and Partners” include libraries, arts organizations, museums, cultural centers, historical societies, arts alliances, literary groups and heritage organizations. All cultural nonprofit organizations are welcome.

Among the grant opportunities discussed will be the Cultural Trust’s 2018 Cultural Development Grants; grant guidelines will be posted on the Trust website Monday, Feb. 5, with an April 13 application deadline (see details below).

“Conversations with Funders and Partners” began Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Northeast Portland and are scheduled in regional flights. Registration is not required.

The schedule is:
Portland Metro — all events 4 — 6:30 p.m.
* Portland: Tuesday, Feb. 6, Cerimon House (5131 NE 23rd Ave.)
* Beaverton: Thursday, Feb. 8, Meeting Room A, Beaverton City Library
(12375 SW 5th St.)

Oregon City & Eugene — all events 4-6:30 pm
* Oregon City: Tuesday, Feb. 13, Community Room, Oregon City Library (606 John Adams St.)
* Eugene: Thursday, Feb. 15, Phoenix Room, Phoenix Inn Suites (850 Franklin Blvd.)

Oregon Coast & Roseburg — event times vary
* Seaside: Tuesday, Feb. 20, Clatsop Community College, South County Campus (1455 N Roosevelt) 10 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
* Lincoln City: Tuesday, Feb. 20, Lincoln City Cultural Center (540 NE Hwy 101) 4 p.m. — 6:30 p.m.
* Florence: Wednesday, Feb. 21, Florence Event Center (715 Quince St.) 10 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
* Coos Bay: Wednesday, Feb. 21, Coos History Museum (1210 N Front St.) 2 p.m. — 4 p.m.
* Roseburg: Thursday, Feb. 22, Pacific Hall, Douglas County Fairgrounds (2110 SW Frear St.) 12 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.

Central & Southern Oregon — event times vary
* Bend: Tuesday, Feb. 27, High Desert Museum (59800 US-97) 4:30 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
* Klamath Falls: Wednesday, Feb. 28, Ross Ragland Theater (218 N 7th St.) 12 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.
* Medford: Wednesday, Feb. 28, Adams Room, Medford Public Library (205 S Central Ave.) 4 p.m. — 6:30 p.m.

Eastern Oregon & Willamette Valley- all events 4 — 6:30 pm
* La Grande: Tuesday, March 6, Community Room, Cook Memorial Library (2006 Fourth St.)
* Albany: Thursday, March 8, Albany Regional Museum (136 Lyon St. S)

6. Region 20 K-12 Chess Tournament in The Dalles, Feb. 24

When: February 24th starting at 8:30 a.m.
Where: The Dalles Middle School
Students in grades K-12 from around the area will compete in the Chess for Success Region 20 Tournament at The Dalles Middle School. Individual and team winners will be invited to the 51st Chess for Success State Chess Tournament March 9 and 10 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

Chess for Success (CFS) is celebrating its 25th anniversary. CFS is a Portland based non-profit organization whose mission is to help children succeed in school and in life through learning chess. The organization runs chess clubs in more than 78 schools throughout the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington serving more than 2,000 students. To learn more visit their website,

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