Sherman County eNews #195


  1. Statement of Appreciation from Sherman County Court

  2. 4-H & FFA Entry Deadline Extended to July 30

  3. Notice. Wasco Council Immediate Vacancy

  4. Notice. Wasco City Council, Sept. 18

  5. Notice. Sherman County Court Session, Aug. 1

  6. ODOT Weekly Construction Update

  7. New Goals, New Energy

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

1. Statement of Appreciation from Sherman County Court


Substation Fire Thank You

Sherman County Court would like to give our sincerest thank you to all of those who helped keep our beloved Community and County safe during the wildfire that swept through our lands during the past week. To the Fire Departments, firefighters, farmers, locals, and other agencies who banded together during this time of crisis, words cannot fully express the gratitude from the Community and County for the time, effort, dedication, equipment use, and resources it took to keep us all safe throughout the dangerous conditions set before you. The swift coordination and organization by all parties involved as you jumped into action, was appreciated and will not be forgotten. Our deepest sympathy goes out to those who are suffering various magnitudes of loss during this time. 

2. 4-H & FFA Entry Deadline Extended to July 30

4-H clover1FFA1The deadline for 4-H and FFA entries for the Sherman County Fair has been extended to Monday, July 30, 2018.  This is because of the circumstances surrounding last week’s fire and evacuations affecting many families, the Extension Office had received less than half of the expected fair registrations, which were originally due Monday, July 23.  

This deadline extension was approved by OSU State 4-H Program, the Sherman County 4-H Association, and the Sherman County Fair Board.  “In light of the trauma that has affected families with last week’s fire and evacuations, it seems to me that extending the deadline to Monday, July 30th is a very good decision.”  Pamela Rose, OSU State 4-H Program Leader. 

Sherman County Fair books with entry forms and class information are available at the Sherman Extension Office, local businesses and post offices.  Entry forms may be dropped off at the Sherman Extension Office during business hours or in a drop box by the front door when the office is closed.  

Cindy Brown, Educator

Oregon State University

OSU Extension Service – Sherman County

College of Public Health & Human Sciences

4-H Youth Development & SNAP-Ed

P: 541-565-3230 | C: 541-993-5291

3. Notice. Wasco Council Immediate Vacancy

IMMEDIATE VACANCY: Wasco City Mayor has resigned effective July 17, 2018. The Vacancy will be filled according to our City Charter- Section 28; Public notice of a vacancy in an elective office shall be given promptly. Council vacancies shall be filled by a majority of the remaining members of the Council. The appointee’s term of office shall begin immediately. The term for that position shall be the unexpired portion of the remaining term and shall continue until the next general election.

The Council has approved the vacancy be filled by the Council President, Eileen Wainwright, until the end of the Mayors original term. End of term is 12-31-18.

If you have any questions please call Ali Roark at Wasco City Hall 541-442-5515.

4. Notice. Wasco City Council, Sept. 18

The Wasco City Council will not be holding a council meeting during the month of August. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held September 18, 2018 at Wasco City Hall beginning at 7:00PM.  If you have any questions please contact Ali Roark at 541-442-5515 or

5. Notice. Sherman County Court Session, Aug. 1

ShermanCoLogoThe Sherman County Court will meet on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the Hearings Room at the Sherman County Courthouse Addition, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039. The Court will meet with Hayli Sharp and Amy Asher on Tobacco Prevention & Tobacco Retail Assessment; RARE student Marla Harvey about Renewable Energy; Road Master Mark Coles regarding Scott Canyon & Hilderbrand Lane; and Ron McDermid of the Courthouse Facility Steering Committee. Discussion topics include an executive session, USDA APHIS Wildlife Services Work & Financial Plan, County Counsel Request for Proposals, Consent Agenda and Commissioners’ Reports. The agenda, including updates, will be posted on the Sherman County Website at

6. ODOT Weekly Construction Update

Oregon.Flat.poleWeek of July 23, 2018

The Oregon Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe, efficient transportation system. ODOT invests in Oregon’s future through roadway improvement projects. The following projects are located in ODOT’s Region 4 encompassing Central Oregon from The Dalles to Klamath Falls on the east side of the Cascades. All work is dependent on weather conditions and schedules are subject to change. Where traffic is routed through or around a work zone, pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will also be provided alternate routes through the work zone.

Jefferson County

US 97: US 26 Jct. to NW 10th Street (Madras – Terrebonne) – Knife River will be installing striping and other safety features Sunday to Thursday nights. There will be one-way traffic with flaggers and pilot cars between 7 pm and 7 am, with traffic delays of up to 20 minutes. There will be guardrail and shoulder work during the day, and passing lanes may be closed.

US 97: Spanish Hollow Creek & Trout Creek Bridges – Stellar J Construction is performing bridge replacement work at Trout Creek. For the week of July 23rd expect consecutive 20 minute closures while bridge beams are being placed. The majority of delays are anticipated for Wednesday, July 25th. There may be one-way traffic with flaggers anytime. After the flagging is complete the construction zone will be switched over and controlled with signals.

Sherman County

US 97: Spanish Hollow Creek & Trout Creek Bridges – There are no anticipated delays for the week of July 23rd.

US 97: Shaniko to Trout Creek – High Desert Aggregate and Paving will not be on site until late August.

Wasco County

I-84: Hood River to Tower Road – Oregon Mainline Paving will be onsite this week installing rumble strips, striping, and sign footings from MP 76 to MP 64. There will be single lane closures east and west-bound. Expect no delays.


Region 4 Curve Warning Signs – Baker Rock Resources will be installing signs on the John Day and Paulina Highways (OR 19 and 380). There may be one-way traffic with flaggers and delays of up to 20 minutes.

7. New Goals, New Energy

Did you know that, in at least one way, you are at your creative best when your system is out of order?

When we talk about being “Out of Order,” it means when your mental picture of how things should be is very different from how things actually are. Human beings are always striving for order, and when our mental picture of how things should be matches reality, we feel comfortable and in control. (How do you feel when you see a crooked picture on the wall? If you are like most people, it bothers you.)

But what happens when they don’t match? What happens when our mental picture of, say, the car we drive is thrown out of order by an accident? Or our picture of how we make our living is thrown out of order by a sudden layoff?

What happens is that we create inside ourselves a tremendous amount of drive and energy to restore order, to make our inner picture and reality match, once again. We feel highly motivated to get that car repaired, to get a new job, to do whatever is required to set things right – including straightening the crooked picture on the wall.

Once order is restored, the drive and energy turn off because they are no longer needed. This is exactly how goal-setting works. When you set a goal and systematically visualize the end-result, you throw your system out of order. In a sense, you purposely make the picture crooked on the wall of your mind. That creates the drive and energy to change reality so that it matches the picture you have been visualizing.

This is the value in continuously setting goals. You don’t need to arrive at your desired end-result and then go flat because your energy just up and drove away. New goals create new energy and new creativity, and each day provides a new look at what your life can be! ~The Pacific Institute

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