Sherman County eNews #153


  1. Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators’ Meeting, June 19

  2. Oregon State University: 150 Years at Oregon’s Land Grant Institution, June 11

  3. Online Lyrasis Training for Digital Preservation

  4. Lessons to be Learned

  5. Summer Book Sale in Goldendale, July 7 & 8

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

50 things that really matter ~ wisdom ~ warm spring days ~ memories ~ honest work ~ faith ~ bubble baths ~ passion ~ puppies ~ the sounds of music ~ seashells ~ candlelight ~ saying I Love You ~ flowers ~ parenthood ~ a good book ~ kindness ~ afternoon naps ~ thunderstorms ~ friends ~ sad movies ~ family ~ gratitude ~ quiet time ~ independence ~ imagination ~ contentment ~ milestones ~ hugs ~ a child’s art ~ the smell of a new baby ~ romance ~ holidays ~ trust ~ sympathy ~ holding hands ~ charity ~ summer nights ~ a good cup of coffee ~ curiosity ~ a sense of wonder ~ hope ~ companionship ~ home ~ butterflies ~ courage ~ you. ~Rodale Books.

1. Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators’ Meeting, June 19

Unit 20, OREA, will meet noon Tuesday, the 19th, at the Hood River Country Club for both golf and lunch.  Please contact Roy Nellermoe at 541-354-1007 for reservations.  Guests are welcome.

2. Oregon State University: 150 Years at Oregon’s Land Grant Institution, June 11

Mark your schedule to watch or record: “Oregon State University: 150 Years at Oregon’s Land Grant Institution.”  This 50-minute program will be aired on OPB on June 11 at 8:00pm and again at 9:00pm.

Here is the trailer:

This overview of OSU features Extension and 4-H and its place in history at this land grant university. 

~Cindy Brown, Educator

Oregon State University, OSU Extension Service – Sherman County

College of Public Health & Human Sciences, 4-H Youth Development & SNAP-Ed

66365 Lonerock Rd, Moro, Oregon 97039

P: 541-565-3230 | C: 541-993-5291

3. Online Lyrasis Training for Digital Preservation

Crowdsourcing for Digital Collections  – 6/13

Oral Histories: Care and Preservation from the Start  – 6/20

Preservation of Photographic Materials (Multi-Session Event)  – 6/26 and 6/27

Introduction to Copyright for Digitization < > – 6/27

Visit for more information

4. Lessons to be Learned

The best teachers learn from their students. The wisest parents teach and learn from their kids. Today let’s talk about what we can learn from our children.

There is a great deal we can learn from our children, if we approach them with open hearts and a receptive spirit. In some ways, kids are the greatest teachers, because they teach by simply being who they are. And who are they?

Well, when children are young, they are completely trusting. It is only when they have had their trust betrayed many times that they learn to doubt and fear. Young children love justice and scrupulously respect the rules. They are also fearless. As far as anyone can tell, we come into the world with a startle reflex when we hear a loud noise. All the other fears are learned.

This is something that has been known, sometimes intuitively, and more recently with research proof. Our beliefs, habits and attitudes have all been learned. We weren’t born with them. With a nod to Oscar Hammerstein’s lyrics for “You’ve Got to be Carefully Taught” from 1949’s “South Pacific” –

                                    “You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear,

                                    You’ve got to be taught from year to year,

                                    It’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear,

                                    You’ve got to be carefully taught.”

Young children are naturally joyful and full of life. Everything is new and inviting to explore. They seem to have a natural inclination toward love but need to be taught to hate or feel contempt. They are color-blind, and play happily together regardless of race, religion, sex, or ethnic background. They are honest and confident, secure, and venturesome.

When we realize that all of us started out that open and generous of spirit, we also realize that if we will only let our children teach us to remember our essential nature, there is great reason to hope for a world that celebrates diversity, equality and inclusion. ~The Pacific Institute

5. Summer Book Sale in Goldendale, July 7 & 8

bookStackFriends of the Goldendale Library

Location: Goldendale Senior Center on Main Street

Member Pre-Sale

Friday, July 6

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Community Sale

Saturday, July 7

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Buck-a-Bag Sale

Sunday, July 8

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Friends for their big summer book sale during Goldendale Community Days over the 4th of July weekend. The sale will be held inside the Goldendale Senior Center at 115 E. Main Street. Great selection of books, movies, audiobooks, and more. The Friends are accepting book donations at the General Store on Main Street during the library’s remodel project.

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

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Pew Research Center: State of the News Media


Public Broadcasting Fact Sheet



Charles Krauthammer: Readers, you gave consequence to my life’s work

Don’t Undermine America’s Charitable, Volunteer Ethic  

TEDEd: What if we replaced politicians with randomly selected people? 

Mike Kerrigan: I thought I had enough friends then a stranger did this on my flight home


Congress Can Save Billions

A raw, unfiltered look at the [Opioid] ‘Crisis Next Door’