Sherman County eNews #154


  1. Sherman County 4-H Camp Needs a Cook – Next Week!

  2. Notice. Sherman County Court, Biggs Service District Hearings, June 20

  3. Sherman County School Fall, Winter & Spring Coaching Openings

  4. Attention and Recognition

  5. Ceremony for Disposal of Unserviceable Flags, June 14

  6. Caregivers’ Free Training: Safe Medication Use in Older Adults

  7. Automation Is Now, Apple Labeling Machine, June 27

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


We asked for rain and it rained!

The wheat grew and so did the roadside vegetation!

Please do not park or drive your vehicle in dry grass!

Safety First! Prevent wildfires!

1. Sherman County 4-H Camp Needs a Cook – Next Week!

4-H clover1Love to cook, love being by a lake and love being around kids? Sherman County 4-H Camp just found out WE NEED A COOK for camp next week! Camp is 9am Wednesday, June 20 through 1pm Friday, June 22. Campers stay 3 days and 2 nights. You’ll be paid $250 and have the undying appreciation of all the campers and staff! Camp Morrow has a great commercial kitchen, and you’ll be cooking for about 50 people each day. Interested?? We need you! Contact Sherman County Extension 541-565-3230, email, or stop by the office.

2. Notice. Sherman County Court, Biggs Service District Hearings, June 20

ShermanCoLogoThe Sherman County Court session on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. will be held in the Hearings Room at the Sherman County Courthouse Addition, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039.  The agenda includes a Biggs Service District – USDA Biggs Water System public hearing at 9 and Biggs Service District Budget Hearing at 10. Updates will be posted on the Sherman County Website at

3. Sherman County School Fall, Winter & Spring Coaching Openings

clock.stopwatch.In order to better align Sherman County School’s Athletic Program from Grades 5-12 there are openings for the following Coaching positions:


5th-8th Volleyball (2 positions)

5th-8th Football (2 position)


5th-8th Boys Basketball (2 positions)

5th-8th Girls Basketball (1 position)


5th -8th Boys and Girls Track (2 positions)

Criminal record check and pre-employment drug testing will be required for all positions. For further information and application materials please email Gary Lewis at or Wes Owens at Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 4. Attention and Recognition

When your children want attention, what do they do? Throw a tantrum? Misbehave? Act inappropriately? Perhaps you can show them a better way.

There are many things children want, things they won’t usually ask for directly. In that way, they are no different from adults. There are two things in particular that all of us seem to need – recognition and attention; or, if you will, appreciation and a little tender loving care (TLC).

Kids who get plenty of each from the start are usually happy, well-adjusted, confident, and behave themselves appropriately. Kids who don’t get much of either will get very creative. They may try throwing tantrums. If the tantrums get them attention, they may grow up believing that when you don’t get what you want, get angry, because it works. It becomes an ever-escalating spiral, affecting anyone within earshot.

Some children misbehave to get attention, because even negative attention is better than nothing at all. If neither tantrums nor acting up get them the attention they need, they may eventually quit trying at all. They will become withdrawn and apathetic. Their world turns in on itself.

The thing to do then, if you want to deal successfully with these problems, or avoid them in the first place, is to give your kids plenty of attention and affection when they are behaving well. Let them know that it is okay to ask for what they want, or to say, “Mom and Dad, would you please pay attention to me for a few minutes?” When they do ask, make the time to give them the attention they need – for them and for you. A little TLC sown now will reap tremendous benefits in everyone’s future.

And by the way, leaders, this same “attention and engagement” model works with those you lead. Engaging with the workforce, asking the right questions, and listening purposefully to the responses provides recognition to the solutions that are waiting to be presented to you. Reflective of a growth mindset your part, it’s a triple win for you and the organization. ~The Pacific Institute

5. Ceremony for Disposal of Unserviceable Flags, June 14

Goldendale American Legion

Louis Leidl Post 116

The Ceremony for Disposal of Unserviceable Flags

Thursday June 14, 2018

5:30 PM

Klickitat County Courthouse

American flag1The Ceremony for Disposal of Unserviceable Flags is outlined in Resolution No. 440, passed by the 19th National Convention of The American Legion in New York, Sept. 20-23, 1937. The ceremony has been an integral part of American Legion ritual since that date. More than two centuries ago, on June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress formally adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of our new Republic. Through the many triumphs and trials of our Nation, our flag has reflected our heritage of liberty and embodied the American virtues of bravery, justice, and loyalty. Each year, we celebrate Flag Day and National Flag Week to honor our timeless national emblem.

6. Caregivers’ Free Training: Safe Medication Use in Older Adults

Medication safety starts with you. Medication management can be complex but is an important part of providing the best possible care for older adults. Our expert instructors will teach you how medicines work in older adults, the benefit of regular medication reviews and non-medication alternatives for individuals living with dementia. 


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7. Automation Is Now, Apple Labeling Machine, June 27

Automation, technology that performs or processes a procedure without human assistance, is present now and will continue to grow in our businesses. While many fear automation will do away with jobs, it can also free up time for employees to focus on areas where humans excel, such as creativity, relationships, inventiveness and problem-solving.

Join the Gorge Tech Alliance on June 27, 6pm at Wildwood Events (13 Railroad Ave., Hood River) to learn what to consider before deciding to automate a business, or parts of a business. See a working model of an apple labeling system, an example of new automation equipment, designed and built by SIGMADESIGN. Our presenter will be Bill Huseby, President and CEO of SIGMADESIGN, a product development and engineering firm based in Camas, WA. Entry is $10 for those who are not members of the Gorge Tech Alliance, and includes appetizers, one drink and door prizes.

The GTA is the regional tech industry association that supports, connects and develops the technology community of the Columbia River Gorge with networking and educational events, business support and promotion, workforce development and STEM education. Contact Jessica Metta, Executive Director, at 541-296-2266, or learn more at

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

bird.owl3 Sherman County Government

 Sherman County Historical Museum

 Sherman County, Oregon History Collection

 TEDEd: Depression

Illegal Immigration Is a Major Crime Problem

Opinion: Bad News at the Border

History Shows Amnesty Doesn’t Work

USDA Economic Research Service: Amber Waves