Sherman County eNews #102


  1. Sherman County School Athletic Schedule Update: Tennis

  2. Attention: Voters Not Registered with a Political Party

  3. Sherman Students Make OSU Honor Roll

  4. Mentors: Past to Present to Future

  5. Delmar Eban Peake 1931-2018

  6. Hood River Valley Blossom Time, April 1-30

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

1. Sherman County School Athletic Schedule Update: Tennis

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 – Sherman vs Riverside at Boardman has moved from 1:00 to 10:00, bus departs at 8:00

Friday, April 27, 2018 – Sherman vs Ione here at home has moved from 4:00 to 1:00

~Audrey Rooney, Registrar  

Sherman High School PH: 541-565-3500 ~ Fax: 541-565-3319

2. Attention: Voters Not Registered with a Political Party

The Independent Party of Oregon has opened its primary election to voters who are not members of any party. The deadline to fill out and return the form required to receive an Independent Party ballot is no later than 5:00pm on April 24, 2018. This will not change your voter registration. The form is available in the Sherman County Clerk’s office and on the Sherman County website under Election Resources or by following this link:

3. Sherman Students Make OSU Honor Roll

Several local students have made the Scholastic Honor Roll during winter term at Oregon State University. A total of 1,398 students earned straight-A (4.0). Another 4,609 earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the listing. To be on the Honor Roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.

Students on the Honor Roll from Gilliam County include Mitchell Hassing, a senior in Crop and Soil Science, with a straight-A average; and Samantha Barber, a freshman in Human Development and Family Science with a 3.5 GPA or better. Both are from Arlington.

Sherman County students distinguishing themselves academically include Blake Evans and Brett Evans, seniors from Rufus both studying Kinesiology and both with GPAs of 3.5 or better; and Liberty Greenlund, a sophomore in Crop Science, Wyatt Stutzman, a sophomore in Agricultural Sciences, and Emily Hill, a freshman in Pre-Business, all with GPAs of 3.5 or better, all from Wasco. ~Courtesy of The Times-Journal.

4. Mentors: Past to Present to Future

What is a mentor? What is that mentors do? Can having a mentor help you succeed? These are good questions to be asking, and today we’re going to be answering them.

The origin story of the word “mentor” comes from Greek mythology. The person of Mentor was a friend of Odysseus, who took on the responsibility of tutoring Odysseus’ son Telemachus. The name has since become the definition of a faithful and wise adviser. If you study successful individuals throughout history, you will usually find a highly-prized mentor in each person’s background.

These days, there are many sophisticated tools available to help those who want to be successful. An internet search will come up with millions of references. Still, one of the most valuable assets anyone can have is also one of the oldest. This is where a mentor comes in – someone who can help you learn the ropes, find your way around obstacles, and chart a course that will get you where you want to go.

Mention the subject with those friends or relatives you consider successful, whether they are in business or one of the professions, sports, the arts, or any other field of endeavor, and you will find that each has had the benefit of at least one mentor. Very often, they’ve had many more than that.

Mentors are people who have achieved success themselves and want to pass along what they’ve learned to others. They don’t usually tell you what to do – that’s not their role – but they do help you weigh your options and think through decisions.

So, who is your mentor, to help you plot your future? And, secondly, who are you mentoring? You, too, have valuable insights to pass along, to help those following make effective decisions for their futures. ~The Pacific Institute

5. Delmar Eban Peake 1931-2018

flower.rose.starDelmar Eban Peake, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the age of 86, in Yuma, Arizona, after a sudden illness. He was a loving and thoughtful husband, father of three sons, eight step-children, and a multitude of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Del was born on April 24, 1931 in Eugene, Oregon to Albert and Alma Peake. He married Kathy Bushnell on May 14, 1950 and they enjoyed their three sons, Tom, Ken and David.

Del was preceded in death by his second wife, Shirley Peake, and his son David and survived by his much loved wife, Carole Thompson-Peake, his sister Darlene McCabe and her husband Jerry, his ex-wife Kathy, Del’s son Tom and his wife Cindy and their children Chris and wife Leah, Rylyn and his wife Jenna, John and his wife Beth, and Emily Thompson and her husband Richard; Del’s son Ken and his wife Pam and their daughters Ashley and Nikki; David’s son Travis and his wife Stephanie; Shirley’s children: Debbie Barton and her husband Bob, their children Aaron and Megan; Gary Peake and his children Christi Cameron and Mike Essig; Becky and her husband Mike and their children Taryn and Ryan; Tom Hansen and his wife Kim; Carole’s children: Cheryl Gebhart and her husband Kevin, and children Ian Eikanas, Katrina Brooks, Lauren Gebhart, Ashley Gebhart, Austin Gebhart and Lillianna Gebhart; Tricia Greenlee and her husband Mike, and their children Stacy Lamere and husband Derrick, and Corey Greenlee; Denise Green and her husband Bill and their children Tierna Johnson and her husband Hale, Karissa Stone and her husband Greg; and Carole’s son Marc Thompson and his children Mikayla and Joshua.

Baseball was Del’s passion in his early years, playing in the semi-pro league for a time. He participated in a variety of sports throughout his life, including downhill skiing, water skiing, tennis, golf and softball. But what meant more to Del than anything else was his love for the Lord and being with his family. Del was happiest when surrounded by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had a special knack for inviting people into the family circle and making them feel loved and providing them with “life lessons” and direction along the way.

In his professional life, Del enjoyed combining his love for business with his personal charm in a variety of sales positions. He was active in Wheat League and the Sherman County Historical Society. Del described himself as politically conservative, leaning a little “to the right of right.” Del was also very generous in terms of donations of time and dollars to the church and worthy causes including Young Life ministries.

We will truly miss his words of encouragement and the way he gathered us together for a time of prayer before family celebrations. He never missed an opportunity to tell us how much he loved us. Rest in peace, our dear Del, you did a great job raising all of us!
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Moro Presbyterian Church, Moro, Oregon.

6. Hood River Valley Blossom Time, April 1-30

Starting in early April, the cherry, apple and pear trees in the Hood River valley welcome spring’s return by releasing vibrant pink and white flowers. They start in the lower elevations and, like a domino effect, move up the valley creating a patchwork of color.

The area celebrates spring with the annual Hood River Valley Blossom Time, which takes place throughout April. Visit Hood River in April and enjoy family-friendly farm events, craft shows, culinary treats, wine and cider tasting, and the Hood River County Hard- Pressed Cider Fest.

One of the best ways to enjoy Blossom Time is to drive the Hood River County Fruit Loop, a gorgeous 35-mile drive that follows the county’s Scenic Tour Route and passes the valley’s plethora of orchards, wineries and farms.

The Gorge Artists Open Studios, which takes place April 20-22. This year’s tour includes the art studios of 41 local artists who live and create in the Columbia River Gorge. Tour guidebooks are available online and at the Hood River Visitor Center (720 E. Port Marina Drive), Columbia Center for the Arts (215 Cascade Ave., Hood River), plus other locations in the Gorge.

Stop along the way to pick up baked goods, preserves, yarn, fresh produce, wine, cider and more. Download the Blossom Time Event Guide — you’ll see there’s something for everyone.

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