Sherman County eNews #134


  1. Wasco Memorial Day Celebration, May 27-28

  2. Columbia Hills State Park: Petroglyphs, Ranching, History, June 2

  3. Why shop at your local farmers’ market?

  4. Columbia Gorge Genealogists to hear Tips from Rootstech, June 9

  5. Reacting in Anger

  6. Class of 2018: Congratulations, Parents!

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

1. Wasco Memorial Day Celebration, May 27-28

American-Flag-StarSUNDAY, MAY 27

  • 7:30-10:30 Country Breakfast at N. Sherman County RFPD Old Hwy. 97 – ABC Huskies Day Care Benefit
  • 4-6 Family Fun Night, hot dogs, nachos, games 

American-Flag-StarMONDAY, MAY 28

  • 7:30-10:30 Country Breakfast at N. Sherman County RFPD Old Hwy. 97 – ABC Huskies Day Care Benefit
  • All day! Thumb a ride with City of Wasco tractor and wagon from the RR Depot
  • 9-10:30 Parade sign-up next to Church of Christ
  • 10 Memorial Service at the RR Depot
  • 10:30-11 Military Fly-over
  • 11 Parade with Grand Marshal Nell Melzer
  • 11:30 Paradise Rose Chuck Wagon lunch at the Depot Park
  • 11:45-ish Pastry Auction at the RR Depot after the parade
  • 1 p.m. Raffle Drawing for four 2-day passes to Silverwood Theme Park, etc.
  • 1-3 Bingo and Ice Cream Sundaes at the Parish Hall – Food Bank Benefit

Questions? 541-442-5515

2. Columbia Hills State Park:  Petroglyphs, Ranching, History, June 2

bird.eagle1The annual meeting of the Original Wasco County Courthouse Preservation, Inc. takes place Saturday, June 2, at 1:30 p.m.  A brief business meeting will be followed by a presentation similar to the February history programs.  The venue is the 1859 building at 410 W. 2nd Place, behind the Chamber of Commerce in The Dalles.

The topic of the June 2 program is “Columbia Hills State Park:  Petroglyphs, Ranching, History.”  Lee Walker is an experienced trail guide at the Washington park across the Columbia River from The Dalles.  He will take the audience on a virtual walk out to “She Who Watches” past a large array of pictographs and petroglyphs—some in place and others rescued from rising waters behind the dams and removed to the park.

Jim Day will present additional photos and a video of the park and the historic buildings of the Crawford Ranch.  He is a technician at The Dalles Dam with a background in history and interpretation of biology.  Some of his visuals were taken by a drone flying above the ranch at the height of wildflower season.

Also available at the presentation is a new brochure featuring maps of Crawford Ranch and the trail system under development around the ranch, plus a brief history and introduction to the wildflowers that draw many visitors to the park each spring.  The brochure was made possible by Nature Friends Northwest. 

3. Why shop at your local farmers’ market?

food.peasFresh + Tasty Fruits and Vegetables! Spring has arrived! That means the seasonal produce at farmers’ markets is getting more colorful and diverse. 

Now is a great time to venture away from the grocery store and explore your local farmers’ market to stock up on fresh and tasty locally grown foods: salad greens, snap peas, strawberries, carrots, radish, rhubarb, beets, kale, asparagus and more!

Current Mobile Market stops include:

Hood River

Fridays, 2pm – 3pm – Hawks Ridge (8th & Pacific)


Fridays, 4pm – 6pm- French’s Farm Native Plant Nursery (620 State Street)

Sherman County

1st Saturdays, 10am – 1pm – Sherman County Farmers Market (Main Street) in Moro

1st Saturdays, 2pm – 4pm – Depot History Center in Wasco

Cascade Locks

Sundays, 11am – 1pm- Cascade Locks Farmers Market (681 Wa Na Pa Street)

The Mobile Market accepts WIC & Senior Farmers Market Vouchers, Veggie Rx, Cash, Debit & Credit Cards. More information here:

4. Columbia Gorge Genealogists to hear Tips from Rootstech, June 9

The June meeting and program for the Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society will be June 9, 2018 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center starting at 10:30 am. 

June’s program will be “Tips from Rootstech” presented by Linda Colton. Linda is a long standing member of CGGS and attended RootsTech in February in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She will be giving a overview of what was presented and highlights of her trip. 

Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering, preserving and sharing our heritage. We meet the second Saturday of each month at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center at 5000 Discovery Drive in The Dalles, Oregon. CGGS membership comprises residents of  Wasco, Sherman, Hood River, Klickitat and Skamania Counties. Public is always welcome – Bring a friend! A suggested $1.00 donation covers room rental costs. 

5. Reacting in Anger

How often do you get angry? Do you know what sets you off? Today, let’s explore the topic of the relationship between anger and self-esteem.

Do you remember what you were taught about anger when you were growing up? Were you taught that it was unacceptable to feel angry? Did you learn to suppress angry feelings and stuff them down inside? Or were you taught, perhaps by example, that it was OK to explode with anger and attack others, verbally or physically? Or were you fortunate enough to learn that while it’s OK to feel angry, it’s not OK to hurt others, and it’s not OK to blame them for how you feel?

If you were taught to take responsibility for your emotions, to communicate feelings calmly and clearly, and to value both your own and other people’s rights, you probably don’t have much trouble with anger.

Now the reason we just asked you what you were taught, while you were growing up, is that anger very seldom has anything to do with what is happening right now, because there are so many other ways to respond. Anger is triggered, and the trigger usually has something to do with the past.

People with high self-esteem aren’t interested in blaming others for things that go wrong. Instead, they accept accountability for their lives and know that if things outside them are to change, they must first change internally.

For people with high self-esteem, change in themselves or in others isn’t threatening to them. They embrace change because they believe they can handle it. So, if you find yourself feeling a lot of anger, perhaps some introspection will help define the root of the anger, and then a little work on your self-esteem is in order.

To start, picture yourself reacting to a situation without anger. What does it look like?

6. Class of 2018: Congratulations, Parents!

Behind every high school graduate are… according to Whirlpool…

  • 7,488 loads of laundry
  • 2,700 loads of dishes
  • 19,710 meals

This year, 3.6 million students will graduate from high school. Behind each one are parents, grandparents, foster parents and others who got them there through years of care, sacrifice and love. They were making meals, doing dishes and washing loads of laundry to get their sons and daughters to the cap and gown. Congrats, parents. You did it!

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

Bird.Black.EnvelopeSherman County Historical Museum

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Manners, Morals, and Political Correctness

An Incredibly Detailed Map Of Medieval Trade Routes


Getting kids into unfilled and good-paying blue collar jobs will require a cultural shift


The Northwest Juniper Lumber Industry Is Poised For A Healthy Bump

Heritage Explains: Policing in Today’s America


The Need to Treat Driving Under the Influence of Drugs as Seriously as Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol



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