Sherman County eNews #137


  1. City of Moro 17th Annual Clean-Up Day, June 9

  2. The Look of Our Tomorrows

  3. Presentation: History of the Granada Theatre, June 2

  4. Boating on Oregon’s Waterways –Plan, Pay Attention, Share

  5. Continuing Ed Workshop:  DaVinci Initiative: Classical Realism Methods    

  6. Summer Art Institute: Game Changer –The Arts and Social Justice

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

1. City of Moro 17th Annual Clean-Up Day, June 9

City of Moro Clean-Up Day
Saturday, June 09, 2018
8:00AM – 4:00PM or full


Two large dumpster’s will be placed at the recycle station.
There will NOT be a metals trailer this year.
The City burn pile will be open for yard debris.
Also, this is Moro’s regular recycle weekend.

* All large appliances and large household furniture
will need to be taken to the transfer site.
* All tires, batteries and oil will need to be taken to the transfer site.
**The City will no longer accept the above listed items.**

Any illegal dumping other than the listed times above will be turned over to the Sheriff’s office! Please don’t ruin a good thing for others!
It is up to residents to dispose of their garbage to the appropriate sites. If you need any assistance call the City Hall Office 565-3535 to make arrangements for pickup.
Acknowledgements to:
The Dalles Disposal & Leroy

 2. The Look of Our Tomorrows

As kids, how often did we imagine what the future would look like – who we would be, what we would do, even how we would get to work? How often do we do this same imagining today?

Some time ago, the University of Washington announced that new software had been developed, by a group of its professors that could help find long-missing children. The software would do this by creating pictures of how the child would look, aged into adulthood. Applying specific algorithms and turning the face into 4000 pixels, the program takes childhood pictures and then “ages” the pictures.

To test the software, these folks took volunteers’ pictures, but only using the youngest picture, aged the subject to specific times for which they had actual pictures. The actual and computer images compared were incredibly similar! This is a giant leap for computer software and has the potential to become a key element in helping to find lost or abducted children long after they have gone missing. As the software becomes available, we can use it to see what we will look like in the next 20, 30, 40 or 50 years . . . if we really want to know.

Interestingly, the human mind uses its own software to look into the future. We know it by the name of “forethought” which seems to be unique to humans. We can imagine into the future, visualize it, and use these visualizations to plan today for our desired tomorrows. In this way, we actually have more control over our futures than this computer software will. We can plan – or goal-set – for what we want to be like.

We can lay the groundwork for the future we want, by holding the desired vision, comparing it against today’s reality, and use the tension between the two ends – today’s reality and tomorrow’s dream – to get us to where we want to go. This is a natural process that we just need to harness and direct. ~The Pacific Institute

3. Presentation: History of the Granada Theatre, June 2

Interested in the history of The Granada Theatre in The Dalles?  The public is invited to hear it shared by owner Chuck Gomez Saturday, June 2nd, 11:00 a.m. in The Granada.  Sponsored by the Wasco County Historical Society, the presentation is free.

4. Boating on Oregon’s Waterways –Plan, Pay Attention, Share

Oregon.Flat.poleSalem, OR – There are dozens of boat types on the market and so many opportunities to explore Oregon’s waterways.  Regardless of what’s calling you to the water and the type of boat you’re in, be sure to plan ahead, pay attention and share the water so everyone can have a fun time.

The Oregon State Marine Board invites boaters to explore the interactive Boating Oregon Map, where you can find a boat ramp near you, plan for a weekend escape to places less-frequented or find a waterway in the center of all the action

“This season is off to a great start,” says Ashley Massey, Public Information Officer for the Marine Board.  “Take time to plan ahead.  Check the weather forecast, water levels or tides, see if there are any reported obstructions, and have the right gear for the activities you’re doing,” Massey adds.  Boaters can check the Marine Board’s website to find out what equipment is required based on the size of the boat and rules for operation which vary by waterbody.

“Brush up on the rules-of-the-road, start out slow because of debris in the water from this past winter, and whatever you do –don’t text and drive.  In 2017, there were 17 collisions from distracted driving.  Social media, taking pictures and texting can be fun, but the operator needs to maintain focus and awareness to what’s going on around them,” says Massey.

“High water levels in the spring cover many wing dams (also known as pile dikes) on rivers and bays and are just below the surface.  Boaters need to keep their distance from the shoreline up to several hundred feet out from shore so they don’t inadvertently hit one of the piles.”  Boaters are encouraged to learn where the wing dams are located based on the waterbody where they’re boating from NOAA Charts  The navigation charts can be downloaded for free.

With Oregon’s population increasing and many people wanting to boat in their own backyards, think about taking a “dispersion excursion” to lesser-known waterbodies, especially for people new to paddlesports or seeking more solitude.  There are 96 waterways where motors are prohibited and 50 designated as electric motor only.  Visit the Marine Board’s Experience Oregon Boating Handbook for more information about these regulated areas for paddlers and easy accessibility.     

sign.boatrampThe Marine Board also recommends boaters play it safe by:

  • Not using marijuana, drugs or alcohol.  Instead, take along a variety of non-alcoholic beverages and plenty of water.  Impairment can lead to a BUII arrest.  Drugs and alcohol impair a boater’s judgement and coordination which every boat operator needs.  Swift currents, changing weather and debris require boat operators to be focused and skilled to avoid an accident.
  • If you are feeling tired, take a break on land and return to the water when you are re-energized and alert. Wind, glare, dehydration and wave motion contribute to fatigue.  Continually monitor the weather because it changes quickly.
  • Operators and passengers should wear properly fitting life jackets. Learn more about life jacket types, styles and legal requirements.  Anyone rafting on Class III Whitewater Rivers is required to wear a life jacket, and all children 12 and under when a boat is underway.  The water temperature for most waterways is below 50 degrees this time of year and wearing a life jacket is the most important piece of equipment for surviving the first few seconds of cold water immersion.  What’s the downside to wearing one?
  • Never boat alone –especially when paddling.  Always let others know where you are going and when you’ll return.  Print out a downloadable float plan to leave with friends and family.
  • Be courteous to other boaters and share the waterway.  Congestion is a given in many popular locations, especially with nice weather.  By staying in calmer water near the shore, paddlers can help ease conflict with motorized boats and sailboats that need deeper water to operate.  Non-motorized boats are encouraged to use the shoreline adjacent to the ramp to help ease congestion.  Regardless of your boat type, stage your gear in the parking lot or staging area prior to launching your boat.  This makes launching faster and everyone around you, happier.
  • In Oregon, all boaters must take a boating safety course and carry a boater education card when operating a powerboat greater than 10 horsepower. The Marine Board also offers a free, online Paddling Course for boaters new to the activity.

For more information about safe boating in Oregon, visit

 5. Continuing Ed Workshop:  DaVinci Initiative: Classical Realism Methods

Saturday, June 23 & Sunday, 24, 2018 | 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ateliers are schools that train students in realism skills. They are often led by one teacher who inherited hundreds of years of collective artistic information from another atelier-trained artist. One example is Paul Ingbretson, who currently runs an atelier in Manchester, New Hampshire. He trained with R.H. Ives Gammell, who trained under William McGregor Paxton, who trained under Jean-Léon Gérôme, whose lineage goes all the way back to Jacques-Louis David. The DaVinci Initiative supports the same type of skill-based arts instruction in K-12 classrooms, with the intent of fostering creativity by providing students with a wide range of artistic tools. Using atelier-based training methods and resources, this workshop, led by artist Mandy Theis, will help teachers integrate skill-based methods into their classroom to develop artistic proficiency.

Cost:  $220 Maryhill members and members of WAEA/OAEA / $230 Non-Members. Includes coffee, refreshments, boxed lunch, all supplies, and certificate for 30 Clock Hours. Graduate credit may be earned at an additional expense through The Heritage Institute at Antioch University. To register, complete the form below by May 1.

For questions, email

 Mandy Theis is a certified K-12 art teacher and Co-President of the Washington Art Education Association. She graduated from the four-year program at the Aristides Atelier in Seattle, and has also studied classical drawing at the Corry Studio of Figurative Art, Mims Studios and Ingbretson Studios. She has eight years of classroom experience, and teaches professional development workshops for art teachers and artists.

6. Summer Art Institute: Game Changer –The Arts and Social Justice

July 23 – 27, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

Come explore the inspiring intersection between the arts and social justice, specifically using art to raise critical consciousness, build community, and as a catalyst for social change. We’ll look at writers and examine visual storytelling of artists such as Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Faith Ringgold, Frida Kahlo, Ben Shahn, Judy Chicago, Kehinde Wiley, Amy Sherald and Ai Weiwei. The Institute is led by Maryhill’s executive director, Colleen Schafroth, and features guest artists Dylan McManus, Christopher Pothier, Lillian Pitt, Elizabeth Schafroth and Teatro Milagro artistic director Dañel Malán. Extracurricular activities include visits to artist’s studios and regional institutions.

CLICK HERE for the full schedule and syllabus.

Cost: Cost: $195 members / $215 non-members; to register call 509 773-3733 or email Clock hours will be available at no additional cost. 3 Credit hours are available through The Heritage Institute at Antioch University at an additional cost.

Scholarship(s) are available through the Janet P. Swartz and Harriet G. Langfeldt Summer Art Institute Scholarship Fund. To learn more or apply, please contact

Register Online: Complete the form below and pay via Pay Pal and a secure server.

Register by Phone: Call 509 773-3733 ext. 25

Questions? Call 509 773-3733 ext. 25 or email

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

bird.owl.limbSherman County Historical Museum (new website)

Tom McCoy, Sherman County Commissioner

Loie’s, The Museum Café at Maryhill Museum

Klickitat County PUD – Pump Storage

American Thinker

Assault Weapons Explained

The Federalist Papers by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay 1787-1788

Putting U.S. Energy Production in Perspective

College majors with the highest jobless rates

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