Sherman County eNews #140


  1. Memorial Day Honors Men & Women Who Died While Serving the U.S. Military

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

  3. Public Notices Published in The Times-Journal and Online

  4. Artist in Residence Opportunity: Stormwater

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

 1. Memorial Day Honors Men & Women Who Died While Serving the U.S. Military

flagmap.USA.Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2018 occurs on Monday, May 28. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.

“Over a million Americans have given their lives in defending U.S. interests in conflicts large and small.  And while remembering those people is a central purpose of this holiday, Memorial Day takes on its deepest meaning when we connect it with our roots.  Americans were unique in sacrificing their treasure and giving their lives to found the first country in history establishing that all people have natural rights that come from God rather than from rulers or government.  The Declaration of Independence affirmed the equality of all people and that they are endowed with unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Thus, when Americans sacrificed their lives in military service, it was not just to defend the United States, but it was also to uphold the natural rights and spiritual values associated with the nation’s founding that provide inspiration for others worldwide.” ~American Thinker

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See Sherman County’s official war casualty lists:

See Spanish-American War casualty:

See list of World War I military casualties:

See lists of World War II military casualties:  and

See Korean Conflict casualty:

See Vietnam War casualty:

See list of veterans’ stories in Sherman County: For The Record: 

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

Logo.ShermanPub.School.Library2017Sherman County Public/School Library will be closed in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28th.

Please pick up your SUMMER PROGRAMS brochure for all the details!

Community Preschool Storytime – Every Tuesday at 10am
Join us for Preschool Storytime and crafts. Ages 0-6.

Music and Movement – Saturday, May 2 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

May’s Book Club book is The Forgotten by Kate Morton.
A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, an aristocratic family, a love denied, and a mystery. The Forgotten Garden is a captivating, atmospheric and compulsively readable story of the past, secrets, family and memory from the international best-selling author Kate Morton.

Cassandra is lost, alone and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident ten years ago, feels like she has lost everything dear to her. But an unexpected and mysterious bequest from Nell turns Cassandra’s life upside down and ends up challenging everything she thought she knew about herself and her family.

Inheriting a book of dark and intriguing fairytales written by Eliza Makepeace—the Victorian authoress who disappeared mysteriously in the early twentieth century—Cassandra takes her courage in both hands to follow in the footsteps of Nell on a quest to find out the truth about their history, their family and their past; little knowing that in the process, she will also discover a new life for herself. To request a hold, please give us a call, email or stop by. Available in Large Print and Audio by request. The book club will meet Thursday, June 21 at 6pm.

3. Public Notices Published in The Times-Journal and Online

From The Times-Journal:

newspaper-arrow“The newspapers of Oregon make public notices from their printed pages available electronically in a single data base for the benefit of the public. This enhances the legislative intent of public notice – keeping a free and independent public informed about activities of their government and business activities that may affect them.

“Importantly, Public Notices now are in one place on the web – – not scattered among thousands of government web pages.

“Public notices published in this newspaper [The Times-Journal], and 86 others throughout Oregon, can also be found on the website

“We encourage our readers to make use of this one-of-a-kind, easy-to-use resource when looking for public notice information about government activities in Gilliam, Wheeler and Sherman counties, and throughout the state.

“Public notices of importance to readers in Gilliam, Sherman and Wheeler counties will continue to appear in The Times-Journal, the Newspaper of Record for these three counties.”

4. Artist in Residence Opportunity: Stormwater

Did you know that, according to a Yale study, Latinos are more aware of and ready to take action on climate change than other communities? Help strengthen that connection as an Artist in Residence with King County Stormwater. Details:

4Culture invites you to help King County Stormwater Services connect Latinx communities with climate change action as an Artist in Residence. The deadline to apply is June 8!

What is stormwater and why should we care about it? Watch this video, and apply to be an Artist in Residence with King County Stormwater Services, focusing on Latinx communities. More information at!

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

bird.owl3Just a Common Soldier

Sherman County Military History

Sherman County Public/School Library

Sherman County, Oregon 

Leave the Olympic National Park’s Mountain Goats Alone

TEDEd: Lessons Worth Sharing:

American Thinker – News & Blogs

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