Sherman County eNews #180


  1. Sherman County 4-H Swine Club News Report

  2. All County Prayer Meeting, July 11

  3. Courtesy on the Oregon Boat Ramp

  4. Oregon Farm Bureau statement on the Hammonds’ pardon

  5. Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated and Stay Informed this Summer

  6. Emotional Responses

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

“Judges, therefore, should be always men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness, and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependent upon any man, or body of men.” —John Adams (1776)

1. Sherman County 4-H Swine Club News Report

4-H clover1The Sherman County Swine Club met on June 28, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.  We figured out the rate of gain for each of our pigs.  Next, we did presentations and everyone was there except for Kyle. After presentations Addison Smith and Bailey did a talk on community service, we chose to do the whiskey barrels with flowers at the Fairgrounds. Thanks to the Fairboard for coming to support us on our presentations. The meeting was adjourned 7 pm. ~Bailey Coelsch

2. All County Prayer Meeting, July 11

church.family1The All County Prayer Meeting is Wednesday July 11 @ the Grass Valley Baptist Church. Fellowship starts at 6:30 PM, Pray time starts at 7:00 PM and ends at 8:30 PM.

Everyone is welcome to come and join the meeting, come and join in when you can get there and stay as long as you can.

Thank You! ~Red Gibbs

3. Courtesy on the Oregon Boat Ramp

arrow-rightBoat ramp traffic jams can be prevented if everyone practices common courtesy at the ramp. Be sure you observe these simple courtesies.

Prepare your vessel for launching or for the drive home well away from the ramp.

Use at least two experienced people to launch and retrieve the vessel—one to drive the towing vehicle and one to operate the vessel.

Never block a ramp with an unattended vessel or vehicle. Move the vessel away from the launch lane immediately after removing it from the trailer. Return briefly to pick up the vehicle driver once he or she has parked the vehicle and is back at the ramp.

When retrieving, do not pull your vessel into a launch lane until the towing vehicle is at the ramp. The line is formed by vehicles with trailers, not by vessels in the water. Drop off the vehicle driver, and wait offshore and clear of the ramp until he or she arrives with the trailer.

See Boat Oregon:

4. Oregon Farm Bureau statement on the Hammonds’ pardon

July 10, 2018, SALEM, OREGON: Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) thanks the president, Congressman Walden, and all of those who worked to end the injustice done to Steven and Dwight Hammond by granting them clemency. While nobody can restore what they’ve lost to this prosecutorial overreach and bureaucratic vendetta, we are happy that this awful chapter will be coming to a close soon.

OFB has publicly advocated for the Hammonds, including gathering over 25,000 online signatures, and also supported clemency through officials in Oregon and Washington, D.C.

OFB President Barry Bushue said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with Steven and Dwight as they get back to the people and the land they love. We will continue to do whatever we can to ensure that this injustice is never repeated.”  

The federal judge who heard the Hammonds’ case, Michael Hogan, said in his ruling that a five-year prison sentence is “grossly disproportionate to the severity of [petitioners’] offenses.” He added that it does “not meet any idea I have of justice, proportionately” and “would shock the conscious to me.” Hogan also noted that the 1996 Anti-Terrorism & Effective Death Penalty Act was never meant to apply to ranchers simply trying to protect their land.

We agree.

5. Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated and Stay Informed this Summer

North Central Public Health District wants to remind you to Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated and Stay Informed this summer!

Excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather related events in this country. Heat related illness can affect anyone at any age; please pay special attention to the tips below if you are over 65 years of age, or if you have existing medical problems like heart disease, if you work outdoors, or if you care for children under the age of four. Heat-related illness is preventable, here are some helpful tips:

Stay Cool

 Find air-conditioned shelter

 Avoid direct sunlight

 Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing

 Take cool showers or baths

 Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device

Stay Hydrated

 Drink more water than usual

 Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink more fluids

 Avoid alcohol or liquids containing high amounts of sugar

 Remind others to drink enough water

Stay Informed

 Check local news for extreme heat alerts and safety tips

 Learn the symptoms of heat illness

Please also remember that you should NEVER leave children or pets alone in a vehicle.

To learn more about preventing heat-related illness, as well as the signs and symptoms of heat stroke and heat exhaustion, please see:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Oregon Health Authority

National Weather Service (enter your city & state to get a weather forecast)

NOAA (Weather Watches, Warnings or Advisories for Oregon)

For more information, please contact North Central Public Health District at (541) 506-2600 or visit us on the web at or our Facebook Page at

6. Emotional Responses

When you hit your thumb with a hammer, you know what causes the pain. In fact, it’s probably the most obvious thing at that moment. However, do you know what causes the emotion?

All of us have nervous systems that cause us to feel pain. All of us have emotions, too. We feel happy, sad, angry, elated, hopeless, inspired. But where do the emotions come from? What causes them?

When you hit your thumb with a hammer, you feel pain. You may also feel some anger and maybe even some shame. We can safely say that the hammer caused the pain. But we can’t say that the hammer caused the anger or the shame. If that were true, then it wouldn’t matter who hit them on the thumb, every single person would feel exactly the same emotions.

So how come you get mad when the same situation doesn’t bother someone else at all? They laugh it off without a hint of anger. You see, the truth is that you cause you own emotions, and you do it with your thoughts. Many centuries ago, Epictetus said, “We are disturbed not by the things that happen, but by our opinion of the things that happen.” If you want something a little newer, then Shakespeare said, “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” (Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2)

The good news is that you don’t have to let your inner thoughts and feelings be dictated by the external environment. You can, bit by bit, learn to handle any and every situation you want to. You can learn to change your opinion of the things that happen so that you control your emotions, rather than letting them control you.

Can you see yourself taking charge like this? What is going to happen the next time you “hit your thumb” with a hammer? ~The Pacific Institute

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

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