Sherman County eNews #85


  1. All County Prayer Meeting, April 4

  2. Sherman County Prayer Warriors & Those in Need of Prayer

  3. What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library

  4. Weather: April Outlook & the March Monthly Climate Summary

  5. True Commitment

  6. First Baptist Church of Grass Valley Spring Fling with Liberty Gospel Quartet, April 20

  7. Ethics and Integrity

  8. Relationship Chart: Siblings, Cousins, 2nd Cousins

Responsibility is the price of freedom. ~Elbert Hubbard

1. All County Prayer Meeting, April 4

church.family1The All County Prayer Meeting is Wednesday April 4 @ the Wasco Church of Christ.

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.

2. Sherman County Prayer Warriors & Those in Need of Prayer

Calling out to all Sherman County Prayer Warriors and those in need of Prayer. If you would like to join the Sherman County Prayer Warriors Email Team please send me an email at and I will include you on the email prayer chain. You can send in Prayer requests to this email address, or if you do not have email you can message 541 965 1227 and as a last resort call that number and I will send them out to the rest of the Sherman County Prayer Warriors Email Team.

God Bless,

Red Gibbs

3. What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library.

Logo.ShermanPub.School.Library2017Community Preschool Storytime – Tuesday, April 3 at 10:00 and the first Tuesday of every month. Join us for Preschool Storytime and crafts. Ages 3-5.

Music and Movement – Saturday, April 7 at 10:00 and the first Saturday of every month. Join the fun of creative play, rhyme and rhythm while fine tuning motor skills and coordination. Ages 0-6

Orice Klaas returns to Sherman County Public/School Library to share EFT (Tapping) techniques. Tapping can change the quality of your life. Orice will demonstrate this simple and powerful healing technique.
Thursday, April 12 from 6:00Ppm – 7:30pm.

4. Weather: April Outlook & the March Monthly Climate Summary

You can find the April outlook and the March monthly climate summary AND GRAPHS (toggle between color and gray) for Moro at

~ Marilyn Lohmann

National Weather Service, Pendleton 541-276-7832

5. True Commitment

What does it really mean to commit ourselves to something? Today let’s look at what commitment means and why it matters.

All of us have a deep need to be involved in the world. This need is expressed in our desire for close relationships and social encounters, our need to feel valuable and connected in a vital way to life, and our need to have our actions count.

But commitment means little without some kind of affirming action. It is what we choose to do that determines the nature of our commitment. Commitment means making a choice and giving ourselves time to involve ourselves with whatever that choice is.

It means accepting the limitations of that choice as well as the benefits, and it means entering into a relationship with whatever we are committed to, be it a person, a career, creating a work of art, remodeling the basement, or what have you.

When we make a commitment, we cannot hope to gain any greater satisfaction from the relationship than we are willing to put into it. And, ultimately, it is only through a deep commitment that we discover who we are as individuals and can grow fully and give to others freely. Commitment is not a matter of thinking thoughts or speaking words. It requires real time and real action.

What are you committed to? Does what you do and the way you spend your time reflect that commitment? If so, how? If not, why not? ~The Pacific Institute

6. First Baptist Church of Grass Valley Spring Fling with Liberty Gospel Quartet, April 20

church.family1First Baptist Church of Grass Valley would like to invite you to our annual Spring Fling. Liberty Gospel Quartet from Idaho will be our featured Christian Music for the evening. Again it is a family oriented event and we are looking forward to seeing you. There will be babysitting available if anyone wants to take advantage of this amenity. It will be potluck, so we are asking attendees to bring side dishes, salads, or desserts (if you have special needs please bring items that address your needs, we can warm them up or refrigerate if necessary, and can also make them available for others to enjoy if you want). April 20 — Dinner starts at 6:00 pm and the concert begins at 7:00 pm. A freewill offering will be collected at the end of the concert. There is no admittance fee.

Please invite friends and family for a fun filled evening full of laughter, music, food and fellowship. Thank you if you have any questions please call Ree Ella von Borstel at 541-980-8678.

7. Ethics and Integrity

An organization’s success depends on the integrity of its employees. We have all witnessed the severe problems that result in the personal, professional and political arena, when anyone, at any level, acts without integrity.  When an organization’s reputation is damaged, there ensues a tragic loss of both customers and good employees. Organizations of all types are now taking a proactive approach to preventing problems by offering trainings about ethics and integrity.

We found that there is some confusion about the differences between ethics and integrity. After reviewing the literature on these terms, we have defined ethics and integrity in a way people can understand and immediately use.  

Ethics + Integrity   =   Alignment  (Inside & Out)  

Ethics: is an external system of rules and laws. Usually there are rewards when we follow the rules and punishments when we break them. A professional board or committee often monitors compliance. Many organizations have developed a code of ethics that employees are expected to obey. 

Integrity: is an internal system of principles which guides our behavior. The rewards are intrinsic. Integrity is a choice rather than an obligation. Even though influenced by upbringing and exposure, integrity cannot be forced by outside sources.  Integrity conveys a sense of wholeness and strength.   When we are acting with integrity we do what is right – even when no one is watching.

People of integrity are guided by a set of core principles that empowers them to behave consistently to high standards. The core principles of integrity are virtues, such as: compassion, dependability, generosity, honesty, kindness, loyalty, maturity, objectivity, respect, trust and wisdom. Virtues are the valuable personal and professional assets employees develop and bring to work each day.  

The sum of all virtues equals integrity.

There is a dynamic relationship between integrity and ethics, where each strengthens, or reinforces, the other.  Personal integrity is the foundation for ethics – good business ethics encourages integrity.  A person who has worked hard to develop a high standard of integrity will likely transfer these principles to their professional life. Possessing a high degree of integrity, a person’s words and deeds will be in alignment with the ethical standards of the organization.

The right thing to do is not always the easy thing.

It can be challenging for organizations to establish and then comply with their own ethical standards. Whether ethics are defined or not, employees at all levels experience pressures to act against ethical standards and counter to their own integrity.  Some say one thing and then, in the heat of battle, do another.  It takes awareness and courage to act in that moment; to hold out for a choice that is in alignment with the stated ethics of the organization and the integrity of those involved.  

Integrity is what provides the inspiration to convert awareness into action.  The good news: There is intrinsic satisfaction in accessing courage at times when our integrity is tested.  ~ Bob Czimbal and Michele Brooks, The Abundance Company

8. Relationship Chart: Siblings, Cousins, 2nd Cousins