Sherman County eNews #171


  1. John Wayne: Why I Love Her (America)

  2. Sherman County 4-H News: Tiny Teaspoons & Chicken Tenders

  3. Free Kids’ Food Preservation Day Camp, July 9-12

  4. Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series – Quilting by Linda Krafsic

  5. Weather: July Outlook and June Climate Summary

  6. Mid-Columbia Bus Company Needs School Bus Drivers

  7. New Sponsor for Oregon School Activities Association’s High School State Championships

  8. More Than One Age

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

From every mountain side

Let Freedom ring.

~Samuel F. Smith, “America”

1. John Wayne: Why I Love Her (America)

2. Sherman County 4-H News: Tiny Teaspoons & Chicken Tenders

4-H clover1The Tiny Teaspoons 4-H club met on June 30th at 3:00 at Liz’s house. Attending were Zach, Claire, Maddie, Addie, Coral, Liz and Gail Macnab. Excused absences were Savannah and Tierra. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Coral and the 4-H Pledge led by Claire. During the meeting we made French macarons and talked about how to make them fluffy.  We practiced separating eggs and folding. We also made madeleines and then we talked about what you could put inside them to make them tastier.  Thank you to Gail Macnab for lending her expertise to macaron baking. We appreciate her answering our questions, helping us measure correctly and sharing her colors and flavors to make our macarons turn out so beautiful. Our next meeting will be on July 28th. Meeting was adjourned at 5:30pm. Signed Addie news reporter.

The Chicken Tenders 4-H club met on June 24 at 4pm at the fairgrounds.  Attending were Antone, Calvin, Ben, Cohen, Madison, Hunter, Emersyn and Joseph.  Excused were Renan and Cali.  This was a business meeting, talked about fair and expectations, schedule, supplies needed.  Worked on showmanship, walking chicken and cooping.  Next meeting will be July 24 at 6pm.  Meeting adjourned at 5:30pm.

3. Free Kids’ Food Preservation Day Camp, July 9-12

FoodMasonJarFree “Put It Up!” kids’ food preservation day camp, Monday, July 9 through Thursday, July 12, 9am to noon. Kids 8 and up are welcome! Learn how to can, jam, freeze, dry, pickle and make jerky. Call the Extension Office 541-565-3230 to sign your kids up for one or more days.  Spaces are limited so call soon.

4. Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series – Quilting by Linda Krafsic

Moro, OR – The Sherman County local Artist Series is featuring Quilting by Linda Krafsic for the month of July at the Sherman County Historical Museum. Linda learned to sew as a member of her 4-H club and while attending Home Economics Class at Sherman County High School. Growing up Linda made many of her own clothes but realized in her 20’s that some clothes could be purchased for less than what it cost to make them and her projects turned to making a few simple quilts before finding a new hobby.

Linda put her sewing on the back burner for a number of years when she took up the hobby of counted cross stitch until her eyes no longer focused well on close-up hand work. After she and her husband retired and began spending their winters in Arizona, Linda’s Arizona neighbor got her interested in quilting. She enjoyed making table runners and baby or lap quilts since they didn’t take much time to make and they made good gifts. Linda has donated quilts for different fund raisers and after her brother Dean Macnab received chemotherapy the Celilo Center in The Dalles, she donated a quilt to Celilo Center.

Please visit the museum to see Quilts by Linda Krafsic. There is no charge for this exhibit which is on display in the lobby of the museum for the month of July. The award-winning Museum in Moro is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through October.

The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon. For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website:

5. Weather: July Outlook and June Climate Summary

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~Marilyn Lohmann

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6. Mid-Columbia Bus Company Needs School Bus Drivers



Mid Columbia Bus Company needs school bus drivers.







PLEASE CALL TODAY: 541-442-5723

7. New Title Sponsor for Oregon School Activities Association’s High School State Championships

PORTLAND, Ore., July 2, 2018—OnPoint Community Credit Union and the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) today announced OnPoint is the new title sponsor for Oregon high school state championships, as part of a five-year partnership agreement between OnPoint and the OSAA.

“Through our partnership with the OSAA, OnPoint will be able to have a deeper impact in the communities we serve and advance our commitment to financial education,” said OnPoint President and CEO Rob Stuart. “The partnership is great for all Oregon high school students who benefit every day from the many OSAA activities that enrich their education. We’re proud to be a small part of their educational journey.”

Under the partnership agreement:

  • OnPoint will be the title sponsor of all state championship events through 2023, with signage, visibility at all state championships events, online and in official broadcasting of the events, and an integrated OSAA OnPoint state championship logo.
  • OnPoint and the OSAA will work together to promote financial education and literacy in high schools, including offering resources to classrooms across the state.
  • OnPoint will be the title sponsor of the OSAA Scholar Program, which recognizes all graduating seniors who have achieved a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA and earned a varsity letter in an OSAA-sanctioned activity at any point in their high school career. New to the program are college grants awarded by OnPoint and the OSAA Foundation to six qualifying students.
  • OnPoint will be the title sponsor of the OSAA Academic All-State Program, which recognizes the boys and girls team in each OSAA-sanctioned activity with the highest grade point average.
  • Through donations, OnPoint will support the Student Assistance Program, which helps provide athletic gear to students in need. Since its inception, the program has helped an average of 1,146 students from 87 high schools annually.

The OSAA sponsors 118 state championships in 19 interscholastic activities including choir, dance/drill, football, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls swimming, wrestling, cheerleading, baseball, softball, boys and girls track and field, boys and girls tennis, boys and girls golf, band, orchestra, solo music and speech. State championships are now called the OSAA/OnPoint Community Credit Union State Championships.

“As an association, we are excited to embark on this new partnership with OnPoint Community Credit Union,” said Peter Weber, OSAA Executive Director. “OnPoint’s commitment will enable the OSAA to continue to provide lasting experiences for thousands of Oregon high school students. Given OnPoint’s roots in education, celebrating student success in and out of the classroom was a natural fit. We look forward to working together to positively impact Oregon students, schools and communities.” 

OnPoint continues its commitment to strengthening local education by supporting students, schools and educators in a variety of ways, including the OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education. OnPoint’s partnership with the OSAA builds upon the credit union’s longstanding commitment to education.


OnPoint Community Credit Union is the largest credit union in Oregon, serving more than 349,000 members and with assets of $5.2 billion. Founded in 1932, OnPoint Community Credit Union’s membership is available to anyone who lives or works in one of 13 Oregon counties (Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yamhill) and two Washington counties (Skamania and Clark) and their immediate family members. More information is available at or 503-228-7077 or 800-527-3932.


The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) is a private non-profit, board-governed association comprised of 292 member high schools.  A member of the National Federation of State High School Associations, the OSAA annually sponsors 118 state championships in 19 sports and activities.  For more information, visit or follow @OSAASports on social media.

8. More Than One Age

How old are you really? And what does the number on the tip of your tongue really signify? Today, let’s consider this: What if we think of age not as a single number, but as five numbers?

First, we all have a chronological age based on our birth date. There is nothing we can do about that number. It is a simple fact and it never changes, except to go up every year (unless, of course, we lie about it). But we have a physiological age too, and that has to do with how healthy we are, and what kind of shape we are in. There are plenty of 70-year-olds who have a physiological age of 40, and vice versa!

We also have an emotional age, and this one is very changeable. Some people who are quite advanced in years will act like a five-year-old when they are angry or disappointed, or don’t get their way about something. Many grownups seem to be emotionally frozen in adolescence when it comes to their sexuality.

It seems we also have a mental age, and that the mind does not grow old. It simply continues to grow or deteriorate, depending on the nourishment it receives. The brain itself, contrary to past beliefs, continues to create new cells, building new neural pathways – as long as we continue to give it work to do.

And finally, we have a spiritual age. Some would say we are spiritually ageless, for spirituality has nothing to do with the age or state of the body. And for some, a spiritual age is more a measurement of how far we’ve progressed on the road to true understanding, a maturity age, if you will.

So, the next time someone asks how old you are, what do you think you’ll say? ~The Pacific Institute

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

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