Sherman County eNews #229

CONTENTS

  1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

  2. CLASSIFIEDS

  3. CALENDAR


1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

 


2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)

REMINDERS: PLEASE! No posters or flyers.

CLASSIFIED ADS. Free classified ads are published on Fridays. The deadline is Wednesday at 5. Please submit ads by using the Submit News page. Include who, what, where, when, & how, contact information and the final Friday date for posting your ad (shown by the date at the end of the ad, for example, 3/17), and under 50 words if possible. This service is limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome.  Please share your Thank You and Congratulatory Notes and Joyful News (anniversaries, achievements, awards, births, birthdays, graduations, weddings, etc.) here. ~The Editor

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THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

THANK YOU! The entire Stradley family would like to thank each and every person who came out to help with our shop fire on Tuesday August 21st. Thanks to the fast responses and hard work of the various departments and many individuals on scene, the fire was contained to just the single structure and no one was injured.  We are so grateful to you all! ~Dick, Arlone, Brian, Lara and Levi Stradley

CONGRATULATIONS! The Sherman County Fair honors the Sherman County Road Crew as the 2018 Grand Marshals: Ray Mabe, Mike Barrett, Ryan Owens, Keith Fritts, Bruce Olsen, Gary Shull, Luke Lawrence, Rick Jauken, and Mark Coles.

Appreciation can make a day – even change a life.

Your willingness to put it into words

is all that is necessary.

~ Margaret Cousins

JOYFUL NEWS!

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

 “Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” — Unknown

 EMPLOYMENT: 

INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT  Posting.  Sherman County School District is seeking two 0.5 FTE highly qualified Instructional Assistant candidates with preferred previous experience working in an educational setting. The successful candidates will work under the direct supervision of the District Special Education Director and School Administration to support activities as assigned.  Criminal record check and pre-employment drug screening required. For information and application materials please email or call Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us or 541-565-3500.

Application Method/Materials Required Please submit a letter of interest, application (available from the school district) and resume if you are interested in the position to:

Wes Owens, Superintendent

65912 High School Loop

Moro, Oregon  97039

(541) 565-3500

wowens@sherman.k12.or.us

These positions will remain open until filled. Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer. 

BANK BRANCH MANAGER. Bank of Eastern Oregon is now hiring for an experienced Branch Manager for their Moro, OR branch. Position is full-time with schedule of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday. This position requires a minimum of 3-5 years branch operations and supervisory experience. Successful candidate must pass a pre-employment drug, credit, and background screening. Applicants may apply at http://www.beobank.com, click on Career Opportunities (towards bottom of Home page). Bank of Eastern Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Application closing date: 8-31-2018.

FOR SALE:

HOME. Home for sale in Wasco, 700 Pemberton St., 3 bed – 1 1/2 bath, Full basement (about 1/3rd of it is finished), Spacious living room / dining room, Wonderful neighborhood, Close to the local School. Just minutes away from The John Day, Deschutes and Columbia Rivers! This house has had a lot of work done to it in the last couple of years. There is a diesel furnace that works great and a new pellet stove installed last winter. The stove was installed in compliance w/ local building codes and passed inspection. The house sits on a double city (corner) lot. There are 2 outbuildings. One is a double car garage that is insulated and has a wood stove. The other is a smaller single car ‘garage’ that has wood floors and works great for a lawn shed for all of your lawn care equipment. This has been a really good house, it’s just way more than we need for our family. Call Daniel at 5419809306. 9/14 

ONE-OF-A-KIND HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE, FURNITURE REFINISHING & REPAIR: Considerately Handcrafted one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor furniture and gifts created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels, old barn wood and other local reclaimed materials. Special orders available.  Furniture repair and refinishing. ~The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | 541-993-4282 | https://www.oldwoodnbarrels.com 8/31 

MORO PROPERTY. NEW PRICE OF $44,900.00 A chance to own 1.5 acres close to town but in the country in Sherman County. This property is waiting for you to bring your house plans and call it home. Subject to final short plat approval, taxes to be determined. RMLS# 17410095. Contact tiffany@drysideproperty.com 9/28 

FOR RENT OR LEASE:

HOUSE. October 1st 2018, two bedroom, 825 square foot house for rent on a stream in Wasco Oregon. $600.00 per month, minus work on it which will lower rent to $400.00 per month. This house was a mess last year when moved into; have worked a lot on it…but can only do a little bit at a time….It is like a cabin…with the knotty pine walls…is rustic…has a pellet stove. $1200.00 needed for security, last month and current month rent; also need to have apartment insurance; there is a lease and a property manager. Txt me at 541 288 8105 for pictures, or call and leave a message.  9/28

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SERVICES:

LOOKING FOR HELP WITH THOSE END OF SUMMER PROJECTS? LOCAL HANDYMAN, GENERAL CONTRACTOR & EQUIPMENT OPERATOR. Large and small projects, indoors or out. Furniture repair & refinishing. Please call Kevin – 541-993-4282 | KCK, Inc. | Licensed, bonded and insured. CCB #135768. References available. 8/31 

LEAN-TO CAFÉ: CATERING, FULL-SERVICE DELI, BREAKFAST UNTIL 11, DAILY SPECIALS. Sandwiches, Burgers, Salads, Chicken Strips. 541-442-5709 Historic Downtown Wasco 8/31

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3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

starCircleAUGUST

1-31 Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families – Sherman Historical Museum

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Abbey Phelps, Knitting, Fiber Arts

CANCELED 31 Movie Nights 8:30 Bring your chairs to Moro City Hall parking lot

29-Sept. 3 Gilliam County Fair

31-Sept.2  Maryhill Windwalk: Gravity Games – Historic Maryhill Loops

31-Sept. 1 Sherman Volleyball – Dufur Tournament 9:30

sports-volleyball2SEPTEMBER

1 Sherman Volleyball – Dufur Tournament 9:30

1 Sherman Football vs. Elkton / Dufur Classic 7:30 at Dufur

1 Painted Hills Festival in Mitchell, Oregon

1 Art Walk in Moro

?1 Sherman County Mobile Farmers’ Market 10-1 Main Street in Moro

?1 Sherman County Mobile Farmers’ Market 2-4 RR Depot in Wasco

?1 Street Dance in Moro 5-10

1 Maryhill Museum Library Storytime 11

1 Tango at Maryhill Museum 6-9

1-3 Gilliam County Fair

1-30 Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families / Sherman Historical Museum

1-30 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Photographs John Day Dam, 50 years Ago

2 V-J Day WW II Japanese Surrender 1945

3 Labor Day

4 Sherman County School Classes Resume

4 Sherman County Court 9

4 Sherman Volleyball vs. Spray/Mitchell 5 at Sherman

4 Moro City Council 7

5 All County Prayer Meeting, Moro Presbyterian Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

6 Sherman County Fair Board 7

7 Sherman County Courthouse Dedication 11

7 Sherman Football vs. Pilot Rock 7 at Pilot Rock

8 Maryhill Museum’s Annual Benefit Auction, Paradise Rose Dinner

8-9 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Hood River Fly-In

9 Grandparents Day. Free Admission at Sherman County Historical Museum 10-5

11 Patriot Day & National Day of Service & Remembrance

11 North Central Public Health District Board of Directors Meeting 2

11 Tri-County Mental Health Board of Directors Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

11 Sherman Volleyball vs. Ione 5 at Ione

12 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Committee 12:30

12 Rufus City Council 7

13 Sherman Volleyball vs. Echo 5 at Sherman

14 Sherman Football vs. Arlington/Condon 7 at Sherman

14 Community Renewable Energy Association Board Meeting 10-1

15 Maryhill Museum Library Storytime 11

18 Cottonwood Experience Center Ribbon Cutting

18 Sherman Volleyball vs. South Wasco County 5 at Sherman

18 Wasco City Council 7 City Hall

20 Sherman County Book Club Meeting

21 Sherman Volleyball vs. Condon/Wheeler 5 at Fossil

21 Sherman Football vs. Union 7 at Union

22 Sherman Volleyball Varsity vs. South Wasco County Tournament 9 Maupin

22 Smithsonian Museum Day Live at Maryhill Museum tickets at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2017

22 “Back to School” Night Fund Raiser for the Wasco School Events Center

22 Romanian Cultural Festival at Maryhill Museum 10-5

23 Autumn Begins

24 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10

25 Sherman Volleyball vs. Dufur 5 at Dufur

27 Sherman Volleyball vs. Spray/Mitchell 5 at Mitchell

28 Sherman Football vs. Enterprise 7 at Sherman – Hall of Honor Game

28 Association of Oregon Counties District 3 – Wasco County

29 Sherman Invitational JV Tournament 9 at Sherman

29 Tango at Maryhill Museum 6-9

sport-football-whistleOCTOBER

1 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10 Rufus

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Lowell Smith Photography 10-5

3 All County Prayer Meeting, Wasco Church of Christ Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

4 Sherman Volleyball vs. Ione 5 at Sherman

5 Sherman Football vs. Ione 7 at Ione

6 Sherman Volleyball JV Tournament at Fossil TBD

6-7 Car is King Weekend at Maryhill Museum

7 Afghanistan War Began 2001

8 Columbus Day (observed)

9 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3

9 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

9 Sherman Volleyball vs. Echo 5 at Echo

10 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory 12:30 Senior Center

10 Rufus City Council 7

11 Sherman Volleyball vs. South Wasco County 5 at Maupin

12 Sherman Football vs. Imbler 2 at Imbler

12 Columbus Day

13 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Antique Gliders & Bikes

13 Community Renewable Energy Association Board Meeting 10-1

13 Sherman Volleyball vs. Condon/Wheeler 1 at Sherman

15 Eastern Oregon Regional Tourism Gathering 10-3 Condon

16 Sherman Volleyball vs. Dufur 5 at Sherman

16 Frontier Regional 911 Agency 1 Condon

16 Wasco City Council 7

19 Sherman Football 7 at Dufur – Dufur Homecoming

20 Sherman Volleyball Playoffs at Echo TBD

26 Sherman Football District 3 Championship at E. Oregon University TBD

27 Tango at Maryhill Museum 6-9

31 Sherman County Historical Museum closes for the season. Open by appointment November-April

31 Halloween


 

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Sherman County eNews #228

CONTENTS

  1. Wasco County Historical Society Poker Run to Historic Places, Sept. 15

  2. Sherman Middle School Football & Volleyball Schedule

  3. Eye on the Prize

  4. Greg Walden applauds support for broadband expansion in rural Oregon

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


A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright (1876-1944)


1. Wasco County Historical Society Poker Run to Historic Places, Sept. 15

Looking for something new and different to do?   Combine a history tour with a Poker Run!  The Wasco County Historical Society “Poker Run” is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2018. Registration at Sorosis Park from 7 a.m.to 11 a.m. All motorized vehicles are welcome and the tour is on all paved roads. Poker hands are $10.00. There will be a $5.00 mileage guess:50/50.  Prizes will be awarded at 5 p.m. at Sorosis Park. The route includes Boyd, Dufur, Friend, Tygh Valley, Wamic, Maupin, Shaniko, White River Falls State Park and points in-between!

You are welcome to take this tour “on your own” or get together with a group!  Stop for lunch, explore the countryside, have some fun!   You will be met by Historical Society members at each stop to give you bits of history. For additional details please call John Brookhouse at 541-980-0918.


2. Sherman Middle School Football & Volleyball Schedule

DATE DAY SPORT OPPONENT SITE TIME
           
    Sept. 18 Tues VB Condon Condon 4:00
           
Sept. 18 Tues FB Arlington/Condon/Wheeler Condon 4:00
           
Sept. 24 Mon VB South Wasco County Maupin 5:00
           
Sept. 25 Tues FB Ione             Sherman 4:00
           
Sept. 27 Thurs VB Arlington/Condon/Wheeler Sherman 4:00
           
Oct. 1 Mon VB Dufur Sherman 4:00
           
Oct. 2 Tues FB Lyle Lyle TBD
           
Oct. 4 Thurs VB Dufur Dufur 4:00
           
Oct. 8 Mon VB St. Mary’s The Dalles 4:00
           
Oct. 9 Tues VB South Wasco Sherman 4:00
           
Oct. 9 Tues FB South Wasco Sherman 4:00
           
Oct.16 Tues VB Dufur Dufur 4:00
           
Oct. 16 Tues FB Dufur Sherman 5:00
           
Oct. 18 Thurs VB Condon Sherman 4:00
           
Oct. 23 Tues VB Arlington/Condon/Wheeler Arlington 4:00
           
Oct. 23 Tues FB Arlington/Condon/Wheeler Arlington 4:00
           
Oct. 25 Thurs VB St. Mary’s Sherman 4:00
           

3. Eye on the Prize

If you think positively, does that mean that you shouldn’t pay any attention to things that are negative?

Have you ever listened in on a conversation like this? “People who think positively are OK, but too much of the time they’re out of touch with reality. They’re so busy thinking positively that they ignore the danger signs. The next thing you know they’re in big trouble. When you point out that they could have seen it coming, they don’t like it one little bit. How can you pay attention to both positive and negative things at the same time?”

This is a good question. We know that thinking positively makes us happier, and we want to focus on the achievement of our goals. Then again, we don’t want to walk around with our heads in the clouds, and find ourselves tripping over every “rock in the road” we don’t see. So how do we strike this balance?

Thinking positively does not mean we exclude anything that might be negative. We use our RAS to make sure we are aware of everything that helps us get to our goals. Remember in the message from yesterday, the RAS only lets in information that is of value or threat, as defined by our goals. So if some situation shows up that may delay or derail us on the way to our goals, our RAS makes sure it lets us know. Our job is to make sure we pay attention! We then can evaluate the new information, and make a decision to take, or not take, corrective action. The important piece is making sure we are alert, and we do that by clearly defining our goals.

The same thing is true for organizations, teams, families, any person in any situation. You don’t ignore current reality, but you do keep your focus on a positive future – your eye on the prize. ~The Pacific Institute


4. Greg Walden applauds support for broadband expansion in rural Oregon

American flag2Washington, D.C. — Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today applauded an announcement from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that Oregon will receive $13.7 million to support rural broadband expansion. The funding is made available through the FCC’s Connect America Fund Phase II auction, which allocated $1.488 billion in support to be distributed over the next decade to expand broadband to unserved communities in 45 states.

“These resources are crucial to help make sure all Oregonians can participate in the 21st century economy regardless of where they live,” said Walden. “Too many Oregon families and people across rural America lack the broadband necessary to realize the full benefits of the digital age. Throughout eastern Oregon, I hear from people who are among the 23 million Americans unable to access telemedicine, remote learning, next generation emergency services, and video streaming because of insufficient Internet service. This funding will further our efforts to close this digital divide in Oregon, and I look forward to continuing to work alongside Chairman Pai and my colleagues in Congress to ensure all Americans are connected to high speed broadband.”

According to the FCC, 103 providers won support from the Connect America Fund to expand broadband in rural areas where, without the funding, this type of broadband expansion and ongoing service would not be economically feasible. Locations in all 20 counties of Oregon’s Second Congressional District are served by Viasat, one of the bidders in Oregon along with Rural Electric Cooperative Consortium that won support from the Connect America Fund auction.

In his statement, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said these funds will help open new opportunities for rural communities in Oregon.

“The successful conclusion of this first-of-its kind auction is great news for the residents of Oregon and across the country, who will be able to get on the right side of the digital divide. I’m pleased that more than $13 million is going to Oregon to help connect more than 10,000 homes and small businesses. This is the latest step the FCC has taken to expand rural broadband, and we will continue working until all Americans have access to digital opportunity,” said Chairman Pai.

Walden invited Chairman Pai to eastern Oregon recently to discuss efforts to improve connectivity in rural communities, including making sure patients in remote areas have access to the best doctors through technology like telehealth.

Walden continues to partner with Chairman Pai and the FCC to expand broadband infrastructure to rural communities in Oregon, which is a priority for Representative Walden. Walden led the effort to pass the RAY BAUM’S Act into law, which reauthorized the FCC and gave the agency additional tools to enhance broadband expansion.

To learn more about the FCC’s Connect America Auction, please click here.


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

bird.crow.flyHear Stories of the Gorge

Area high schools get glimpse of tribal ways

Open the Books. Every Dime. On Line. In Real Time.

The Oregon Encyclopedia

Frontier TeleNet: Sherman, Gilliam & Wheeler Counties

15 Ancient Buildings You Can Enter Today  

16 Oregon Sheriffs Sign Letter Asking Voters to Repeal State’s Sanctuary Law

Illegal drone grounds firefighting aircraft on 5,400-acre Terwilliger Fire

Oregon Governor Calls For Longer School Years To Boost Graduation Rate 

More complaints to Oregon’s government waste hotline in 2017: Publicity to blame?

Oregon’s Agricultural Progress Magazine online

A New Farm Bill Crops Up

Mapping The U.S. Farm Subsidy $1M Club

Raising Pigs, Saving Lives (heart valves) 


 

Sherman County eNews #227

CONTENTS

  1. 142nd Fighter Wing Conducting Night Flying Operations, Aug. 27-30

  2. Moro Movie Night Canceled, Aug. 31

  3. Everyday Superpower: RAS

  4. Editorial. Policy, Truth & Rumor Patrol

  5. Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries Seeks Volunteer to Fill Position

  6. Sherman County Senior & Community Center September Meal Menu


1. 142nd Fighter Wing Conducting Night Flying Operations, Aug. 27-30

American flag2~Oregon Military Department: August 28th, 2018 3:34 PM

PORTLAND, Oregon The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing will conduct routine F-15 Eagle night training missions August 27-30, 2018.

Night training allows the Citizen-Airmen pilots based at the Portland Air National Guard Base to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements. Night flying is conducted almost monthly as it provides essential training for nighttime maneuvers. Training flights will be completed each evening before 10:30 p.m.

The Portland Air National Guard Base employs 1,500 Airmen who provide an economic impact of nearly $500 million to the region. The 142nd Fighter Wing defends our homeland with F-15 Eagle fighter jets, guarding the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border, on 24-hour Aerospace Control Alert as part of Air Combat Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Their mission is to provide unequalled, mission-ready units to sustain combat aerospace superiority and peacetime tasking any time, any place in service to our nation, state and community. For more information, contact 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs at 503-335-4347.


2. Moro Movie Night Canceled, Aug. 31

Sage Mountain Primitives has to cancel movie night for August 31st. We apologize for this, and look forward to hosting more next year. The art walk, farmers market, and beer garden are still scheduled to take place. ~Deena Johnston


3. Everyday Superpower: RAS

Did you know that you have a built-in screening device that either admits or blocks information? Yes, we do, and it’s another “natural superpower” each of us already owns.

The human nervous system, at the base of the brain, contains a marvelous network of cells called the reticular formation, or Reticular Activating System – RAS for short. Its primary function is to screen out unimportant information that comes to you through your senses. Because of the work the RAS does for us, we are not aware of most of the information bombarding our senses every second of every day.

A parent with a new baby in the next room will sleep through jet planes screaming overhead, but will wake in an instant if that baby starts to cry. The airplane is louder, but not important, so it doesn’t get through because the parent’s RAS keeps it out. Only information that is important – valuable or threatening – gets through.

Now when you set a goal, you declare a new significance – you make something important. And suddenly, information that never got through before is all around you. Did you ever decide to buy something – maybe a new HD television – and the next day all you see are advertisements for HD TV’s? They were there all along, but now they’re important to you, so the RAS lets the information through and you notice them.

Or you decide to take a vacation, and all of a sudden you are seeing vacation specials in your emails, online or in the newspapers and periodicals. They were there all along, you just deleted or recycled them, because you weren’t thinking “vacation.”

So when you set a goal and declare its importance, you’ll find yourself noticing opportunities to help you achieve that goal that you never knew were there before. Try it. You will be surprised at how efficiently your RAS works for you. And it operates 24/7/365… ~The Pacific Institute


 4. Editorial. Policy, Truth & Rumor Patrol

sherrycaricatureSherman County eNews is the subject of a few rumors. To set the record straight we’re posting a response in case you heard or read the chatter.

While we encourage Letters to the Editor that focus on ideas and opinions about public issues and events rather than personalities or private matters, we expect the authors to follow eNews policies. Here they are:

  • Keep it short, no longer than 350 words.
  • Keep it simple with one or two clear points. No attachments.
  • Keep it fresh with no more than one letter per writer per month.
  • Keep it civilized, in good taste and free from libel.
  • Keep it relevant; focus on a local event, previous letter or issues of general concern – not personalities.
  • Letters must be signed, name and town. Anonymous letters will not be posted.
  • Please submit Letters to the Editor by using the Submit News page. https://shermancountynews.com/submit-news/

#1. Yes, eNews received a Letter to the Editor in response to an August 13th eNews editorial about Frontier TeleNet’s communication tower project at Cottonwood Canyon State Park. We advised the author that we were “willing to print the second paragraph which directly responds to issues about the project.” We gave the author an opportunity to edit the letter to include that paragraph responding to and correcting the eNews editorial, and to exclude paragraphs that were personal or about unrelated matters. The offer was not accepted and, yes, we did not post this letter. Nothing personal about it.

As for editorial content or accuracy, Frontier TeleNet board meeting minutes were the source of the information.

#2. The Substation Fire Command Center recommended using our usual charitable organizations for fire victims’ relief, and not social media fund raising sites. For that reason, yes, eNews did not publish a local Go-Fund-Me news release. We did publish information about ways to contribute to fire victims’ relief.

#3. We did not refuse to publish candidates’ letters or letters of political support leading up to the primary election. eNews posted policy, two editorials and 9 letters to the editor.

#4. eNews did post a series of questions for voters to ask the candidates. Yes, it’s true that eNews did not accept answers from the candidates. That was not the intent.

#5. In April, 2018, eNews invited the four candidates for the position of Sherman County Judge to submit to eNews in 350 words or less their vision and solutions for Frontier TeleNet’s problems. eNews received three responses and, yes, we posted them to Sherman County eNews #114 on May 1st.

Questions? Use the Sherman County eNews CONTACT to ask the editor.


5. Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries Seeks Volunteer to Fill Position

Oregon.State.FlagThe Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is seeking a volunteer to fill a position representing central or southeastern Oregon.

The Commission is seeking members with knowledge related to and interest in cemeteries, historic preservation, genealogy, cultural and burial practices of ethnic groups found in Oregon, archaeology, landscaping and native plants, and history.

The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is comprised of seven citizens and is empowered by the Legislature to develop and maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries in Oregon; make recommendations for funding, obtain grant funding, seek legislative appropriations for historic cemeteries, and assist in the coordination of restoration, renovation and maintenance of historic cemeteries statewide.

The group meets four times per year in changing locations around the state. There may be an occasional additional meeting for extra projects, programs and grant selection. Commissioners are also asked to provide informal meetings in their regions and work on other projects outside of meeting time.

To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to commission coordinator Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685. Please include your reasons for wanting to serve on the commission, any skills or knowledge you will bring to its work, and ideas or goals you have for your participation. Please submit your information before September 25, 2018.

More information about the Historic Cemeteries program is available online at www.oregonheritage.org. If you have further questions, please email Kuri Gill or call 503-986-0685.


6. Sherman County Senior & Community Center September Meal Menu

We serve lunch at 12:00, noon sharp.  First come, first served.

If you have a group of 2 or more, please let the Kitchen staff know at #565-3191, the day before to ensure that we make enough food to serve!

MEAL PRICING: Under 60 Yrs. Is $7.00 ~ 60 Yrs. & UP $4.00 suggested donation!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3 4 5 6 7
CLOSED Bacon & Swiss Quiche Meatloaf Sloppy Joes/Bun Clam Chowder
TO CELEBRATE Salad & Veggies Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy Veggies & Salad Dinner Rolls, Cottage Cheese
LABOR DAY Muffins & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Fruit Salad & Dessert
10 11 12 13 14
Turkey Tetrazzini Hamburger Gravy Oven Fried Chicken Cheeseburgers Chicken Fried Rice
Veggies & Salad Rice & Veggies Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy Potato Wedges Veggies & Salad
Dessert Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Dessert
17 18 19 20 21
Sweet & Sour Chicken Hot Turkey Sandwich Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce Grilled Reuben Sandwich Pizza loaded w/ Meat
Rice Pilaf & Veggies Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy Garlic Bread & Veggies Potato Wedges Veggies & Salad
Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Salad & Dessert Salad & Fruit Dessert
24 25 26 27 28
Chili Chicken a la King Chicken Fried Steak Macaroni & Cheese Baked Potato Bar
Cornbread & Salad Biscuits & Salad Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy Salad & Veggies Chili, Cheese, Onions
Dessert Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert
MENU SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO AVAILABILITY — ATTENTION:  For those who have food allergies, be aware that a large variety of food is prepared in the kitchen.  Therefore, meals may be prepared with ingredients and food service equipment may come in contact with ingredients to which you may have an allergic reaction, such as nuts.

Sherman County eNews #226

CONTENTS

  1. Sherman County Fair 4-H Grand and Reserve Champions

  2. Sherman County School Volleyball Schedule

  3. Sherman County School Football Schedule

  4. Expectations

  5. Columbia Gorge Community College Fall Registration Underway


1. Sherman County Fair 4-H Grand and Reserve Champions

“So God Made a Farmer” was the theme for the 2018 Sherman County Fair, with Queen Shelby Reed of Grass Valley.  The Sherman County Road Department crew was honored as Grand Marshals.  Sherman County 4-H and FFA members entered a variety of competitions, with Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion winners listed below:

4-H RECORD BOOKS:    Grand Champion Record Book:  Emma Robbins, Reserve Grand Champion: Bailee Owens

PHOTOGRAPHY:  Grand Champion: Logan Barrett, Reserve Grand Champion: Joseph Ramos

FIBER ARTS:  Grand Champion:  Becca Earl

HOME ECONOMICS – Clothing Grand Champion:   Adeline Witherspoon, Reserve Grand Champion: Nicole Somnis

Food Preservation:  Grand Champion:  Emma Robbins

Food Preparation:  Grand Champion:  Cadence Smith, Reserve Grand Champion:  Cali Johnson

Style Revue Grand Champion:  Cali Johnson ,  Reserve Grand  Champion:  Cadence Smith

LIVESTOCK – Poultry

Grand Champion Market Poultry:  Renan Christiansen

Reserve Grand Champion Market Poultry: Emersyn Stanfield

Grand Champion Poultry Showman:  CJ Johnson

Reserve Grand Champion Poultry Showman:  Joseph Ramos

LIVESTOCK – Sheep

Grand Champion Market Lamb:  Jared Fritts

Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb:  Tyler Jones

Grand Champion Sheep Showman:  Grace Poirier

Reserve Grand Champion Sheep Showman:  Alyssa Weis

LIVESTOCK – Beef

Grand Champion Market Steer:   Bri McKinney

Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer:  Wade Fields

Grand Champion Beef Showman:  Kole Martin

Reserve Grand Champion Beef Showman:  Courtney Coelsch

LIVESTOCK – Swine

Grand Champion Market Hog:  Kyle Hensley

Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog:  Addison Smith

Grand Champion Hog Showman:  Kyle Hensley

Reserve Grand Champion Hog Showman:  Addison Smith

LIVESTOCK – Goats

Grand Champion Market Goat:  Mercedez Cardona

Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat:  Michael Blagg

Grand Champion Goat Showman:  Jordan Barrett

Reserve Grand Champion Goat Showman:  Bailee Owens

HORSE – Showmanship

Grand Champion Horse Showman:  Mercedez Cardona

Reserve Grand Champion Horse Showman:  Courtney Coelsch

HORSE – Western Equitation Grand Champion Mercedez Cardona;  Reserve Grand Champion: Courtney Coelsch

HORSE – Trail Grand Champion: Mercedez Cardona;  Reserve Grand Champion: Courtney Coelsch

LIVESTOCK – All Around Showman:  Jordan Barrett 


2. Sherman County School Volleyball Schedule

DATE DAY OPPONENT SITE TIME
Aug. 24 Fri. Double Dual

Cove vs Sherman

Cove vs Trinity Lutheran

Trinity Lutheran vs Sherman

Sherman 1:30

3:00

4:30

Aug. 28 Tues Trinity Lutheran Trinity Lutheran 4:30
Aug. 31-Sept. 1 Fri./Sat *Dufur Tournament Dufur 9:30
Sept. 4 Tues *Spray/Mitchell Sherman 5:00
Sept. 11 Tues *Ione Ione 5:00
Sept. 13 Thurs *Echo Sherman 5:00
Sept. 18 Tues *South Wasco Sherman 5:00
Sept. 21 Thurs *Condon/Wheeler Fossil 5:00
Sept. 22 Sat *South Wasco Tournament (V Only) Maupin 9:00
Sept. 25 Tues *Dufur Dufur 5:00
Sept. 27 Thurs *Spray/Mitchell Mitchell 5:00
Sept. 29 Sat Sherman Invitational (JV Only) Sherman 9:00
Oct. 4 Thurs *Ione Sherman 5:00
Oct. 6 Sat *Condon/Wheeler Tournament (JV Only) Fossil TBD
Oct. 9 Tues *Echo Echo 5:00
Oct. 11 Thurs *South Wasco County Maupin 5:00
Oct. 13 Sat *Condon/Wheeler Sherman 1:00
Oct. 16 Tues *Dufur Sherman 5:00
Oct. 20 Sat Playoffs Echo TBD

Head Coach:         Karissa Gorham      AD: Gary Lewis

Asst. Coach:         Julie Justesen    Principal:    Mike Somnis                                                                                   Supt.:          Wes Owens

*League                           **Homecoming                           V matches followed by JV

Recent Changes              Cancelled


3. Sherman County School Football Schedule 

DATE DAY OPPONENT SITE TIME
Aug. 24 Fri. Sherman Jamboree Sherman 4:00
 
Sept. 1 Sat. Elkton (Dufur Classic) Dufur 7:30
 
Sept. 7 Fri. *Pilot Rock Pilot Rock 7:00
 
Sept. 14 Fri. *Arlington/Condon Sherman 7:00
 
Sept. 21 Fri. *Union Union 7:00
 
Sept. 28 Fri. *Enterprise

(Hall of Honor Game)

Sherman 7:00
 
Oct. 5 Fri. *Ione Ione 7:00
 
Oct. 12 Fri. *Imbler Imbler 2:00
 
Oct. 19 Fri *#Dufur (Homecoming) Sherman 7:00
 
Oct. 26 Fri District 3 Championship EOU TBD
 

Head Coach:         Mike Somnis

Assts.:         Steve Bird, Kyle Blagg,

Joe Justesen, Gary Lewis

AD:                         Gary Lewis

Principal:               Mike Somnis

Supt.:          Wes Owens

*League                # Homecoming

Recent Changes   Cancelled


4. Expectations

What happens to us when the society in which we grow up doesn’t value our personal attributes? You know, many, if not most, of our feelings of self-worth or self-esteem have been influenced by the messages we get from society.

Some of those messages are overt and up front: we know without question that our society values affluence, power, efficacy, youthfulness and health. Now, imagine how it might feel to be poor, relatively powerless, or chronically ill or disabled in this society.

Some messages are subtler. We say we value diversity, children, old people – but our behavior often says something else. If movie stars and models are young, tall, thin, with expensive clothes, and look like what society has – for whatever reason – deemed “beautiful, what message does it send to those of us who are different from that?

If the kids in school laugh at us because of our accent or the work our parents do for a living, what do we learn about our value? It is terribly important that all of our children feel proud of who they are – just the way they are. And, that they learn to respect the differences in each other from an early age.

Our children need to be carefully taught. Sometimes all it takes is one concerned teacher, parent or other adult who cares enough to take the time to set the record straight in the child’s mind. Every one of our kids needs to know that what is and is not valuable really depends on some pretty arbitrary things like where you happen to be born and when.

Children only know the expectations of those around them, as they are too young to be able to set their own expectations for themselves. Children of all ages need to know that they are loved, prized, and capable of rising above stereotypes to be the uniquely valuable human beings they already are.

Because, in the end, we rise to each other’s expectations, or we fall to them. ~The Pacific Institute


5. Columbia Gorge Community College Fall Registration Underway

Fall registration at Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) is under way now! 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), soar@cgcc.edu / (541) 506-6019.


 

Sherman County eNews #225

CONTENTS

  1. What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library.

  2. Notice. Sherman County School District Seeks Instructional Assistants

  3. Notice. Biggs Service District Board of Directors, Aug. 29

  4. Notice. Sherman County Court, Sept. 5

  5. Notice. Sherman County Court Minutes Online, July 10

  6. Prime Rib Dinner & Silent Auction, Sept. 22

  7. Win Three Nights at a Wallowa Lake Home, A Wasco School Events Center Benefit

  8. S-t-r-e-t-c-h Yourself

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


“A good government implies two things; first, fidelity to the objects of the government; secondly, a knowledge of the means, by which those objects can be best attained.” —Joseph Story (1833)


1. What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library.

Logo.ShermanPub.School.Library2017The Library is open Summer Hours -11am-7pm Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-4pm Saturday

SUMMER READING PROGRAM- If you missed the Summer Reading Party you can still come in and get your book prize and make your sound wave shirt. Just bring your completed log to the library before September 19th 2018.

Community Preschool Storytime – Every Tuesday at 10am
Join us for Preschool Storytime and crafts. Ages 0-6.

Music and Movement – Saturday, September 1st at 10:00 and the first Saturday of every month. Join the fun of creative play, rhyme and rhythm while fine tuning motor skills and coordination. Ages 0-6

September’s Book Club book is The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
It’s the dubious distinction of thirty-year-old Willa Jackson to hail from a fine old Southern family of means that met with financial ruin generations ago. The Blue Ridge Madam—built by Willa’s great-great-grandfather and once the finest home in Walls of Water, North Carolina—has stood for years as a monument to misfortune and scandal. Willa has lately learned that an old classmate—socialite Paxton Osgood—has restored the house to its former glory, with plans to turn it into a top-flight inn. But when a skeleton is found buried beneath the property’s lone peach tree, long-kept secrets come to light, accompanied by a spate of strange occurrences throughout the town. Thrust together in an unlikely friendship, united by a full-blooded mystery, Willa and Paxton must confront the passions and betrayals that once bound their families—and uncover the truths that have transcended time to touch the hearts of the living.
Give us a call, email or stop by to reserve your copy, available in large print and audiobook by request.

Book Club will meet Thursday, September 20, 2018


2. Notice. Sherman County School District Seeks Instructional Assistants

 Logo.Sherman High SchoolEmployment:  Instructional Assistant

Posting

Sherman County School District is seeking two 0.5 FTE highly qualified Instructional Assistant candidates with preferred previous experience working in an educational setting. The successful candidates will work under the direct supervision of the District Special Education Director and School Administration to support activities as assigned.

Criminal record check and pre-employment drug screening required. For information and application materials please email or call Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us or 541-565-3500.

Application Method/Materials Required

Please submit a letter of interest, application (available from the school district) and resume if you are interested in the position to:

Wes Owens, Superintendent

65912 High School Loop

Moro, Oregon  97039

(541) 565-3500

wowens@sherman.k12.or.us

These positions will remain open until filled.

Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer.


3. Notice. Biggs Service District Board of Directors, Aug. 29

Biggs Service District Board of Directors will hold a Work Session on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039 for the purpose of meeting with the newly appointed County Counsel.

Following the Biggs Service District Work Session, Sherman County Court will hold a Work Session for the purpose of meeting with the newly appointed County Counsel.


4. Notice. Sherman County Court, Sept. 5

ShermanCoLogoThe Sherman County Court session scheduled for Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. will be held in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039. The agenda, including updates, will be posted on the Sherman County Website at http://www.co.sherman.or.us.


5. Notice. Sherman County Court Minutes Online, July 10

ShermanCoLogoApproved minutes for the July 10, 2018 Special Session are now available in the Archive of County Court Meeting Minutes https://www.co.sherman.or.us/county-meeting-minutes-archive/

~Kayla von Borstel

Sherman County Court Administrative Assistant

(541)-565-3416

Hours: M-TH 8am-430pm


6. Prime Rib Dinner & Silent Auction, Sept. 22

Who doesn’t like a good prime rib dinner, complete with appetizers, salad, cheesy potatoes, green beans, homemade rolls, dessert, and wine and beer?    Add a silent auction with items from A-Z, and you’ve got an evening not to be missed!    Mark September 22 on your calendar, get your tickets, and plan to attend the Wasco School Events Center Back to School Night.   Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased at WSEC Tuesdays thru Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or at Wasco City Hall during business hours. No tickets will be sold at the door, so be sure to get yours soon.

There are some amazing items that have been donated to the silent auction:   quilts, restaurant gift certificates, calendar, clock, blingy purse, a truckload of gravel, hamburger and prime rib, a Sherman County book, wine racks with wine, pickleball and cornhole lessons, a collection of Elvis items, one-hour family photo shoot, tickets to both the Max Nogle dinner/dance/auction and the Athletic Foundation Crab and Oyster Feed, a batch of cookies a month for year, and someone who will come wrap your Christmas presents.    Get a complete list of auction items when you purchase your tickets.    See you September 22!


7. Win Three Nights at a Wallowa Lake Home, A Wasco School Events Center Benefit

Raffle tickets for three nights at a Wallowa Lake home are for sale at both the Wasco School Events Center office and at Wasco City Hall.  They can also be purchased from WSEC Board members Gail Macnab, Jessie Fuhrer and Linda Krafsic.   Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.   Proceeds will benefit the WSEC. Drawing will be held September 22 at the WSEC Back to School Night fund raiser, and you need not be present to win.


8. S-t-r-e-t-c-h Yourself

If you encountered roadblocks or obstacles (or just plain backed-up traffic!) on your way home today, would you pull over, put a “for sale” sign on your car and give up? Probably not. Why is it that if you encountered unexpected obstacles on your way home, you wouldn’t think of giving up? It might take you longer, but you’d figure out another way to make it home, wouldn’t you?

Do you think it’s because you have a crystal-clear picture of your goal in mind, so you won’t quit until you get there? Do you know what inevitably happens when you hold in your mind a clear picture of the end-result you want, and you refuse to give up until that picture becomes reality? Yes, you get what you picture.

Here is an example. A young woman was ready to graduate from college, after four long years. More than anything, this young woman wanted to go to Europe after graduation, but she didn’t have enough money to do it and neither did her single-parent mom. She didn’t know how she could swing it, but she wouldn’t let go of the idea. She talked about it, thought about it, read about it. One day she saw a magazine article about international couriers. A few weeks later, she was on her way to London and the airfare was fully paid by a courier service.

It isn’t any different for you. If you expand your goals beyond what you know how to make happen, and if those goals are stronger than current reality – the way we believe things are today – you set in motion a powerful process that will help you with the “how.” You set new priorities, new values, and you start picking up clues that lead you to where you want to go. Yes, your brain is just that smart and just that effective.

One day this week or the next, make a list of goals and see if you can expand them beyond what you know how to do to make them happen. Give these goals a good stretch, to where you aren’t certain how to make them happen. Ask yourself if your goals are stronger than current reality? If they are, then you will set in motion the process that will help you with the “how” of achieving them.

And it isn’t magic. It’s you, using the most powerful instrument on the planet – your brain. ~The Pacific Institute


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

bird.talkVolkswagen Trailer Assist Commercial with Horses

Harmston Arts: The Fine Art of Printmaking

Fobots (found object robots)

Elizabeth Hovde: Get out the vote? Not without knowledge


 

Sherman County eNews #224

CONTENTS

  1. Sherman County Photography Club, Aug. 27

  2. Fall CASA Volunteer Training Begins for Child Advocates, Sept. 20

  3. Perspective: On This Day, August 24, in 1925

  4. Matthew Dwayne “Matt” Carroll 1990-2018

  5. Mountain Climbers

  6. The Stranger

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


1. Sherman County Photography Club, Aug. 27

camera.35mm.blueThe Sherman County Photography Club meets this Monday, August 27, 6pm at the Steve Burnett Extension building in Moro. Please bring your 2018 Fair photos to share with the group. Plans will be made for a September field trip/outing. Grab your smart phone and/or camera and plan on joining in the fun. New participants are encouraged to come.


2. Fall CASA Volunteer Training Begins for Child Advocates, Sept. 20

Fall CASA Volunteer Training begins on September 20th. Community volunteers (like you!) are needed to advocate for local children in foster care in Sherman, Wasco and Hood River counties. To become a volunteer, you must be dependable, have a strong desire to help kids and complete the application process which includes an interview, background check, application form and references. The interview and application form must be completed before training starts.

On average volunteers spend 8-10 hours per month advocating for their CASA child or sibling group and they commit to advocating for their assigned child until their case closes and they are placed in a permanent home.

Curious? Have questions? Ready to sign up? Call the CASA office at (541) 386-3468 or visit www.gorgecasa.org.


3. Perspective: On This Day, August 24, in 1925 

Wow this date has been a busy one. On this day, August 24, in 1925, Seneca dipped to 13 degrees which is the coldest ever reported in Oregon for August. In 2000, lightning started fires east of Heppner, southeast of Ukiah, and in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area of Oregon, eventually growing to over 93 thousand acres. A 77-thousand-acre fire was also started by lightning southwest of Mabton, Washington, on this date in 2000. In 1997, thunderstorm winds gusted to around 60 mph at Umatilla and Pendleton, Oregon. ~U.S. National Weather Service in Pendleton, Oregon


4. Matthew Dwayne “Matt” Carroll 1990-2018

flower.rose.starMatthew Dwayne “Matt” Carroll of Hermiston/Irrigon was born on June 13, 1990, in Richland, Washington, to Larry and Vickee Carroll. He died on August 17, 2018, in Portland, Oregon, at the age of 28 years.

Matt attended schools in Irrigon, graduating from Irrigon High School in the class of 2008. He then attended Oregon State University. Matt lived in Portland for a few years where he enjoyed all of the interesting and diverse people. He then returned to Hermiston and worked on the family farm, Holzapfel Ranch, for several years. He was very much into computers, gaming, video games, anime, and continuously researching information.

He is survived by his parents, Larry and Vickee Carroll, Hermiston, Ore.; brother Tyler Carroll, Hermiston, Ore.; grandparents Janet Cooley, Irrigon, Ore., and Dwayne and Gerry Carroll, Hermiston, Ore.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, William “Bill” Cooley. A festival of life for Matthew was held on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. at his grandmother’s home in  Irrigon, Oregon.


 5. Mountain Climbers

When you think about mountain climbing, maybe your stomach does a little flip-flop. But, you know, people who are successful in life are really a lot like mountain climbers. They don’t start out climbing Mount Everest. Instead they train and practice on smaller slopes until they build the skills and confidence to move on to bigger challenges.

When they choose a goal, they map out a plan and, as much as possible, they follow it. They equip themselves as well as they possibly can and they learn from the competition. They fully expect to run into problems, so when they do, it doesn’t throw them. They deal with them as best they can and move on.

Mountain climbers and high achievers keep their fear and negative thinking under control because they know that these things will defeat them more certainly than any avalanche or sudden storm. They also understand the importance of persistence and tenacity. And finally, every now and then, they bite off a little more than they are absolutely certain they can chew.

Like the saying goes, “When there’s no place to go but up, you go up.”

Now, you may not want to conquer Everest, but is there a mountain in your life just calling out to be climbed? Is there a mountain in your organization that is just begging to be conquered? If you are like most folks, there is. And you know, it’s a pretty safe bet that you can do it – once you set your mind to it. ~The Pacific Institute


6. The Stranger

~Unattributed…

A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family.

The stranger was quickly accepted and was around from then on. As I grew up, I never questioned his place in my family.  In my young mind, he had a special niche. My parents were complementary instructors: Mom taught me good from evil, and Dad taught me to obey. But the stranger was our storyteller.

He would keep us spellbound for hours on end with adventures, mysteries and comedies. If I wanted to know anything about politics, history or science, he always knew the answers about the past, understood the present and even seemed able to predict the future!

He took my family to the first major league ball game. He made me laugh, and he made me cry.

The stranger never stopped talking, but Dad didn’t seem to mind.  Sometimes, Mom would get up quietly while the rest of us were shushing each other to listen to what he had to say, and she would go to the kitchen for peace and quiet. I wonder now if she ever prayed for the stranger to leave.

Dad ruled our household with certain moral convictions, but the stranger never felt obligated to honor them. Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our home –not from us, our friends or any visitors.

Our long time visitor, however, got away with four-letter words that burned my ears and made my dad squirm and my mother blush.  My Dad didn’t permit the liberal use of alcohol but the stranger encouraged us to try it on a regular basis. He made cigarettes look cool, cigars manly, and pipes distinguished.

He talked freely, much too freely about sex. His comments were sometimes blatant, sometimes suggestive, and even embarrassing.  I now know that my early concepts about relationships were influenced strongly by the stranger. Time after time, he opposed the values of my parents, yet he was seldom rebuked… And NEVER asked to leave.

More than fifty years have passed since the stranger moved in with our family. He has blended right in and is not nearly as fascinating as he was at first. Still, if you could walk into my parents’ den today, you would still find him sitting over in his corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and watch him draw his pictures.

His name? We just call him ‘TV.’

He has a wife now; we call her “Computer.”

Their first child is “Cell Phone,”

Their second child is “I Pod.”

And born a few years ago, a grandchild: “IPAD.”


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

Bird.Black.EnvelopeArtist Karla S. (von Borstel) Chambers

Catherine Barley’s Needlelace Designs & Techniques

Fox Glass Works

Brian O’Neill Ceramic Vessels

Ten Steps to Finding Common Ground

Melania Trump’s Initiative: Be Best!

Immigration in the National Interest

Nabisco Forced to Uncage Animal Crackers

COOL 2.0: Comment Period Extended for “Product of U.S.A.” Labeling

Fusion Frames NW

Chavez Bronzeworks

David Bjurstrom’s Drawings in Graphite Pencil

Kimberly Morris Textiles

Artist Grayson Malone: Cowboy Zen


 

Sherman County eNews #223

CONTENTS

  1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

  2. CLASSIFIEDS

  3. CALENDAR


1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

Desiderata.

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,

and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender,

Be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others –

Even the dull and ignorant, they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons – they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter,

For always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career –

However humble, it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,

for the world is full of trickery.

But let this not blind you to what virtue there is.

Many persons strive for high ideals,

and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.

Especially do not feign affection, neither be cynical about love.

For in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,

It is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the council of the years,

Gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune,

But do not distress yourself with imaginings –

Many fears are borne of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe.

No less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you,

No doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be.

And whatever your labors and aspirations,

in the noisy confusion of life,

Keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,

it is still a beautiful world.

Be careful. Strive to be happy.

~ “Desiderata” (Latin: “desired things”) is a 1927 prose poem by American writer Max Ehrmann.


2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)

REMINDERS: PLEASE! No posters or flyers.

CLASSIFIED ADS. Free classified ads are published on Fridays. The deadline is Wednesday at 5. Please submit ads by using the Submit News page. Include who, what, where, when, & how, contact information and the final Friday date for posting your ad (shown by the date at the end of the ad, for example, 3/17), and under 50 words if possible. This service is limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome.  Please share your Thank You and Congratulatory Notes and Joyful News (anniversaries, achievements, awards, births, birthdays, graduations, weddings, etc.) here. ~The Editor

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES: 

THANK YOU! The entire Stradley family would like to thank each and every person who came out to help with our shop fire on Tuesday August 21st. Thanks to the fast responses and hard work of the various departments and many individuals on scene, the fire was contained to just the single structure and no one was injured. We are so grateful to you all! ~Dick, Arlone, Brian, Lara and Levi Stradley

THANK YOU! We are having a Sherman County “Smokin Hot” LUNCH to Thank FIREFIGHTERS, FARMERS and FRIENDS for their efforts fighting fire this year!!
Sunday August 26@12:30 pm at Sherman County Fairgrounds after Susie McEntire.
Fried chicken, salads, baked beans, watermelon and beverages. 
Everything is donated—No charge—Everyone is invited. We need helpers to pick up food, serve, and clean up. We also need cookies.  Call Ree Ella to volunteer or ask questions. 541-980-8678.

CONGRATULATIONS! The Sherman County Fair honors the Sherman County Road Crew as the 2018 Grand Marshals: Ray Mabe, Mike Barrett, Ryan Owens, Keith Fritts, Bruce Olsen, Gary Shull, Luke Lawrence, Rick Jauken, and Mark Coles.

JOYFUL NEWS!

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” — Unknown 

EMPLOYMENT: 

BANK BRANCH MANAGER. Bank of Eastern Oregon is now hiring for an experienced Branch Manager for their Moro, OR branch. Position is full-time with schedule of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday. This position requires a minimum of 3-5 years branch operations and supervisory experience. Successful candidate must pass a pre-employment drug, credit, and background screening. Applicants may apply at http://www.beobank.com, click on Career Opportunities (towards bottom of Home page). Bank of Eastern Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Application closing date: 8-31-2018

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS. Mid-Columbia Bus Company needs school bus drivers. No experience necessary. Paid training. 401K. Hiring bonuses up to $350. Flexible hours. Holidays off. Please call today: 541-442-5723.

FOR SALE:

HOME. Home for sale in Wasco, 700 Pemberton St., 3 bed – 1 1/2 bath, Full basement (about 1/3rd of it is finished), Spacious living room / dining room, Wonderful neighborhood, Close to the local School. Just minutes away from The John Day, Deschutes and Columbia Rivers! This house has had a lot of work done to it in the last couple of years. There is a diesel furnace that works great and a new pellet stove installed last winter. The stove was installed in compliance w/ local building codes and passed inspection. The house sits on a double city (corner) lot. There are 2 outbuildings. One is a double car garage that is insulated and has a wood stove. The other is a smaller single car ‘garage’ that has wood floors and works great for a lawn shed for all of your lawn care equipment. This has been a really good house, it’s just way more than we need for our family. Call Daniel at 5419809306.

ONE-OF-A-KIND HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE, FURNITURE REFINISHING & REPAIR: Considerately Handcrafted one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor furniture and gifts created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels, old barn wood and other local reclaimed materials. Special orders available.  Furniture repair and refinishing. ~The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | 541-993-4282 | https://www.oldwoodnbarrels.com 8/31

MORO PROPERTY. NEW PRICE OF $44,900.00 A chance to own 1.5 acres close to town but in the country in Sherman County. This property is waiting for you to bring your house plans and call it home. Subject to final short plat approval, taxes to be determined. RMLS# 17410095. Contact tiffany@drysideproperty.com 9/28

 FOR RENT OR LEASE:

 FREE:

 SERVICES:

LOOKING FOR HELP WITH THOSE END OF SUMMER PROJECTS? LOCAL HANDYMAN, GENERAL CONTRACTOR & EQUIPMENT OPERATOR. Large and small projects, indoors or out. Furniture repair & refinishing. Please call Kevin – 541-993-4282 | KCK, Inc. | Licensed, bonded and insured. CCB #135768. References available. 8/31

LEAN-TO CAFÉ: CATERING, FULL-SERVICE DELI, BREAKFAST UNTIL 11, DAILY SPECIALS. Sandwiches, Burgers, Salads, Chicken Strips. 541-442-5709 Historic Downtown Wasco 8/31 

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION:

WANTED:

LOCAL HOST FAMILIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENTS. Non-profit ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few. ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience. The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests. To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to www.host.asse.com to begin your host family application. Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today! ASSE INTERNATIONAL 8/24


3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

AUGUST

1-31 Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families – Sherman Historical Museum

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Abbey Phelps, Knitting, Fiber Arts

21-26 Sherman County Fair & Rodeo, Moro

23-26 Klickitat County Fair and Rodeo, Goldendale, Washington

24 Sherman County Fair 4-H Home Economics Contests 8 4-H Pavilion

24 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Swine Showmanship 8-9

24 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Goat Showmanship 9:15

24 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Sheep Showmanship 11-12

24 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Beef Showmanship 12:15-1:30

24 Sherman High School Football & Volleyball Games 2-5

24 Sherman County Fair Intros & CCT Bull Riding 7:15-9 $$

24-26 Art in the High Desert, Bend, Oregon

25 Sherman County Fair Parade at the Fairgrounds 8:30 a.m.

25 Sherman County Fair Horse & Kids’ Games 9:30-12

25 Sherman County Fair Queen’s Reception 10

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H Grand Champion All-around Showmanship 12:30

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Awards following all-around showmanship

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale 3-4

25 Sherman County Fair FFA Annual BBQ 5:30

25 Sherman County Fair Demo Derby 7:30

25 Sherman County Fair Dance with Countryfied 9:30-1

26 Sherman County Fair Cowboy Church with Susie McEntire 10:30 Main Grandstand

26 Thank Fire Fighters at Smokin’ Hot Lunch 12:30 Sherman County Fairgrounds

27 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 11

27 Sherman County Photography Club 6 OSU Extension – Burnet Building, Moro

28 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

28 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

30 Sherman County Back to School Night 6:30

31 Movie Nights 8:30 Bring your chairs to Moro City Hall parking lot

31-Sept.2 Maryhill Windwalk: Gravity Games – Historic Maryhill Loops

31-Sept 3 Sumpter Flea Market, Sumpter, Oregon

SEPTEMBER

1 Art Walk in Moro

1 Sherman County Mobile Farmers’ Market 10-1 Main Street in Moro

1 Sherman County Mobile Farmers’ Market 2-4 RR Depot in Wasco

1 Street Dance in Moro 5-10

1 Maryhill Museum Library Storytime 11

1 Tango at Maryhill Museum 6-9

1-30 Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families / Sherman Historical Museum

1-30 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Photographs John Day Dam, 50 years Ago

2 V-J Day WW II Japanese Surrender 1945

3 Labor Day

4 Sherman County School Classes Resume

4 Sherman County Court 9

4 Moro City Council 7

5 All County Prayer Meeting, Moro Presbyterian Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

6 Sherman County Fair Board 7

7 Sherman County Courthouse Dedication 11

8 Maryhill Museum’s Annual Benefit Auction, Paradise Rose Dinner

8-9 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Hood River Fly-In

9 Grandparents Day. Free Admission at Sherman County Historical Museum 10-5

11 Patriot Day & National Day of Service & Remembrance

11 North Central Public Health District Board of Directors Meeting 2

11 Tri-County Mental Health Board of Directors Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

12 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Committee 12:30

12 Rufus City Council 7

14 Community Renewable Energy Association Board Meeting 10-1

15 Maryhill Museum Library Storytime 11

18 Cottonwood Experience Center Ribbon Cutting

18 Wasco City Council 7 City Hall

20 Sherman County Book Club Meeting

22 Smithsonian Museum Day Live at Maryhill Museum tickets at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2017

22 “Back to School” Night Fund Raiser for the Wasco School Events Center

22 Romanian Cultural Festival at Maryhill Museum 10-5

23 Autumn Begins

24 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10

28 Association of Oregon Counties District 3 – Wasco County

29 Tango at Maryhill Museum 6-9