Sherman County eNews #161


  1. Life Flight Celebrating 40 Years with a Special Registration Deal

  2. Basic Sewing Class: Learn to Love Your Sewing Machine, Aug. 4

  3. Oregon Department of Energy Facility Siting Council Meeting, June 29

  4. The Genuine Article

  5. Sherman County History Q & A

  6. License plate transfer law to change July 1

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

The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment. ~George Washington 1783

1. Life Flight Celebrating 40 Years with a Special Registration Deal

If you have been thinking about signing up for Life Flight, but just haven’t found the time or a good reason to, now would be a great time to do so.  From now through Labor Day, It will only cost $40 to sign up.  This will be for new members only.  You can access the website at

Also, when it is time to renew your membership next year and you are a veteran or first responder, it will be only $50 per year.  Otherwise it is $65 per year.

If you have any questions regarding the Life Flight membership, please contact Shawn at 541-565-3100.

2. Basic Sewing Class: Learn to Love Your Sewing Machine, Aug. 4

Basic Sewing Class: Learn to Love Your Sewing Machine

Saturday, August 4th 10 until noon



Learn to Love Your Sewing Machine

Understanding and trouble-shooting your sewing machine.

Bring your sewing machine, thread, Schmedts #80/12 jeans needles, basic equipment, pins, scissors, your manual, etc.

Wasco School Events Center on Barnett Street.

3. Oregon Department of Energy Facility Siting Council Meeting, June 29

wind-turbineEnergy Facility Siting Council Meeting Notice and Agenda Oregon Department of Energy Meitner Conference Room 550 Capitol Street NE Salem, OR Friday, June 29, 2018 – 8:30 a.m.

4. The Genuine Article

What does it mean to be authentic in today’s world? It doesn’t mean just being different or standing out from the crowd, but it does mean having a firm understanding of just who you are.

“Genuineness.” “Authenticity.” These words are kind of hard to say and, for many people, even harder to be. However, there are some hallmarks that illustrate what it means to be authentic.

First of all, authentic people are aware of their thoughts and feelings, and they behave in ways that reflect those feelings. They don’t see any need to “Put on an act” to impress or control others. They accept their vulnerabilities as well as their strengths, and they know that accepting something isn’t necessarily the same thing as liking it. Do you know something else? Because they accept themselves for who they are, they accept other people, too.

Authentic people don’t laugh at jokes they don’t think are funny. They don’t change their identity, like chameleons, depending on who they are with, or where they are. So, if you want to grow as a person, take time to really know yourself. If you’re not completely happy with what you find, don’t worry too much. Work on accepting yourself for what you are, right here, right now, and work on being truly authentic.

Carl Rogers, a world-famous psychologist, once said that when we accept ourselves exactly as we are, change becomes much easier. There is a very good chance he was right, because then the change process has a solid place from which to start. We measure growth from where we are to where we want to be. If we don’t know where we are, it’s a little difficult to pin down just how we are going to get to where we want to be.

If you are the boss, you may not always like what your employees do. But in your role as leader, you do have skills to guide them toward a more fully-realized version of who they can be. If you are a parent, take a tip from another famous Mr. Rogers: Let your kids know that even though you may not always like what they do, you love them for who they are – just the way they are! ~The Pacific Institute

5. Sherman County History Q & A

question.mark.circleQUESTION. Imagine the map. Explorers came down the Columbia River in October 1805. They identified a river that falls in on the Larboard side, Lodges of Indians on the Starboard side … a round topped mountain immediately in front that they were going towards … an Island of rocks about 4 miles long … the entrance of a large river on the Larboard Side …and the commencement of the pitch of the Great falls. Who were they and where were they?

ANSWER. The answer is with the Links.

6. License plate transfer law to change July 1

Oregon.Flat.poleWhat you should know before buying license plates from a private seller

SALEM – A new Oregon consumer protection law will change requirements for transferring license plates from one vehicle to another as of July 1, 2018.
Under House Bill 4062, passed by the 2018 Legislature, you will still be able to transfer plates with unexpired registration tags to another vehicle that you own. However, in a plate transfer between vehicles with different owners, both vehicles will begin new registration periods and both vehicles are subject to all registration requirements.  

“Some people were using plate transfers as a way to avoid making vehicle repairs to pass DEQ emissions testing,” DMV Administrator Tom McClellan said. “We also believe some people were stealing license plates and selling them online to unsuspecting buyers. This law change is intended to prevent those abuses.”

The new law will help protect consumers in several ways:
* It will prevent the use of plate transfers to evade emissions testing requirements that apply to the Portland and Medford areas. 
* It is likely to decrease the incentive for plate theft to feed the market of individuals either seeking to evade air quality laws or looking for a bargain in registration fees.
* It will reduce the loss to victims of plate thefts by preserving their vehicle registration if the plates are transferred to another vehicle. 

For registration to transfer with your plates, you must be:
* Listed as a registered owner in DMV records for the vehicle from which the plates were removed, and apply for a title and plate transfer for the vehicle receiving the plates; OR
* Listed as the registered owner in DMV records for both vehicles.

If either of the vehicles involved in the plate transfer are owned by more than one person or business, at least one commonly registered owner must be listed in DMV records for both vehicles in order to transfer the registration with the plates.

Vehicles in  areas around Portland and Medford that are subject to DEQ requirements must provide proof of compliance with DEQ emissions testing prior to registration or registration renewal.  This means that a DEQ emissions test certificate is required if the plate being transferred is due for registration renewal, or if new registration is required because the plate transfer occurred between vehicles not owned by the same person or business.

Any time you need to visit a DMV office, first check to find office hours and locations, and to make sure you have everything you need before your visit. You also can do some DMV business from home at You can renew your vehicle registration, file a change of address or file notice of the sale of your vehicle online without getting in line at an office.

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

bird.owl3Golden Hills Wind Project near Wasco


Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility near Heppner

American Thinker

Congressional Quarterly Roll Call

Sherman County History Q & A: Answer: Lewis & Clark Expedition; William Clark’s journal; John Day River; Miller Island; Deschutes River; Celilo Falls


Dean Martin with John Wayne: What Wayne wants for his daughter

Opinion. The Politics Behind Separation Anxiety