Sherman County eNews #173


  1. Oregon Air National Guard Independence Day Flyovers in Oregon

  2. Maryhill Museum Reception for Exhibition, Atelier Process & Painting, July 7

  3. Columbia Gorge Community College Fall Registration to Open, July 9

  4. Uncovering Options

  5. Sherman County Sheriff’s Office June Incident Report

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. ~Erma Bombeck

“The Declaration of Independence … [is the] declaratory charter of our rights, and the rights of man.” —Thomas Jefferson (1819)

1. Oregon Air National Guard Independence Day Flyovers in Oregon

American flag2The Oregon Air National Guard is scheduled to conduct Independence Day flyovers at various locations throughout Oregon. 

F-15 Eagle fighter jets from both the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon, are scheduled to conduct flyovers at the following community locations at or near the designated times on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. 

The 142nd Fighter Wing is scheduled to conduct the following flyovers: 
1:15 p.m., Manzanita 4th of July Parade, Manzanita, Oregon. 
1:30 p.m., Independence Day Grand Parade, Independence, Oregon.
1:45 p.m., 4th of July Parade, Rockaway Beach, Oregon.
3:00 p.m., 4th of July Parade, Warrenton, Oregon.

The 173rd Fighter Wing is scheduled to conduct the following flyovers: 
10:30 a.m., 4th of July Parade, Klamath Falls, Oregon.
10:50 a.m., Ashland’s 4th of July Parade, Ashland, Oregon.
10:52 a.m., Central Point Freedom Festival, Central Point, Oregon
11:00 a.m., 4th of July Parade, Eagle Point, Oregon.
11:30 a.m., Neskowin Patriotic Celebration, Neskowin, Oregon.
11:55 a.m., Creswell 4th of July Parade & Celebration, Creswell, Oregon.
12:30 p.m., Lake of the Woods 4th of July Celebration, Lake of the Woods, Oregon.

All passes will be approximately 1,000 feet above ground level and about 400 mph airspeed. Flights could be canceled or times changed due to inclement weather or operational contingencies. 

The Oregon Air National Guard has been an integral part of the nation’s air defense since 1941. The 142nd Fighter Wing guards the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border, on 24-hour alert as part of the North American Air Defense system. The 173rd Fighter Wing is home to the premier F-15 pilot training facility for the U.S. Air Force.


2. Maryhill Museum Reception for Exhibition, Atelier Process & Painting, July 7

PLEASE JOIN US on Saturday, July 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at a special reception for the exhibition Atelier Process & Painting. Learn about the atelier process and meet the featured students and artists.

Presented in connection with our featured exhibitions on Classical Realism, Atelier Process & Painting educates the viewer on the atelier process and teaching methods. The work, by master Juliette Aristides and students from the Aristides Atelier at the Gage Academy of Fine Art in Seattle, showcases sketch-to-finished paintings that illuminate this time-honored method.

Atelier Process & Painting remains on view through July 31 in the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center. 

3. Columbia Gorge Community College Fall Registration to Open, July 9

pencil.spiralFall registration at Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) opens next week, and students are encouraged to register early so they’re ready for the start of classes Sept. 24.

Registration for returning students starts July 9; new students register beginning July 11.

CGCC offers nearly 40 programs leading to associate degrees and certificates. Students may choose educational options that range from workforce training to two-year degree programs to community education courses.

CGCC has campuses in The Dalles and Hood River. In addition, CGCC offers students many online courses each term. The online course catalog may be found at Some evening courses are also offered to help students balance employment and family obligations.

Tuition and fees at CGCC average $4,392 per year, less than half the cost of in-state tuition at Oregon’s public universities. In addition, CGCC Foundation provides more than $135,000 in scholarship awards for the 2018-19 year. CGCC financial aid helps students find ways to fund college, including scholarships and grants.

New students follow these steps to get started at CGCC: Apply for admission and financial aid; take placement assessment; complete online student orientation; and meet with an academic adviser.

Students are encouraged to register by the first day of class Sept. 24. The last day to drop classes and receive tuition refund for 8-12 week classes is Sept. 28. Fall term ends Dec. 14.

For more information on enrolling at CGCC, please contact CGCC Student Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR), / (541) 506-6019.

4. Uncovering Options

Today, let’s talk about how important it is to have alternatives, and how our thoughts can keep important alternatives out of our reach.

How would you feel if only one candidate was running for the country’s highest office? In democracies around the world, we are very used to having choices. What if, when you got sick, there was only one doctor you could see? You’d feel very uncomfortable, right? These are areas in which most of us are used to having alternatives.

When you have options and the opportunity to choose, you have power in your life. But sometimes we develop blind spots, or scotomas, and we lock-on to one idea, one way of looking at a problem or solution. This may be because we were raised to think a certain way, or because we prefer the security of the known to the uncertainty of the unknown.

Now when we lock-on to one idea, or a singular way of doing things, we automatically lock-out other alternatives. It’s the way our brains are built, how our minds work. It’s how the mind focuses its attention. However, in the process of willfully locking on to one way of thinking, one way of doing things, we rob ourselves of power.

The more alternatives you can see, the more power you have. Personal and professional success depends on exposing ourselves to different ideas and other points of view. There is no need to feel threatened by differences, because you are the final authority about what is best for you, whether it is treating an illness, dealing with a difficult relationship, or deciding on a career move.

When we uncover options, we automatically give ourselves more control of our thinking and increase our personal power. ~The Pacific Institute

5. Sherman County Sheriff’s Office June Incident Report