Sherman County eNews #205


  1. Sherman County Fair 2-Main Ranch Cattle Sorting Contest, Aug. 17

  2. Sherman County Fair Kids Corner

  3. OSU’s 2018 College World Series Championship Trophy at Oregon Historical Society

  4. Vice President welcomes remains of fallen American soldiers of the Korean War

  5. Brain Facts: Efficient & Effective

  6. Sherman County Sheriff’s Office July Statistics

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

1. Sherman County Fair 2-Man Ranch Cattle Sorting Contest, Aug. 17

cowboy.bootFriday, August 17th at 7 p.m.

Sherman County Fairgrounds

Registration & Info: Carrie Kaseberg 541-442-5521

2 ride limit per class. Must change one rider per entry.

CTPA Rules. 1 go round with top 10% to finals. Added money and prizes.


  • Open: anybody of any level
  • Novice: New to the sport or have not won CPTA or any other sorting event
  • Family: Spouse, child, grandchild, aunt, uncle, sibling
  • Pro-am.

See page 13 Sherman County Fair Premium Book and

2. Sherman County Fair Kids Corner

children.cartoonSherman County Fair Kids Corner entries will be accepted until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22nd in the Open Class Building under the main grandstand. Check out Sherman County Fair Premium Book (age groups, classes, coloring contest), and for instructions! Of course, you saved your kids’ creative works produced since the last fair!


3. OSU’s 2018 College World Series Championship Trophy on View at Oregon Historical Society

Portland, OR – Following their triumphant win at the 2018 College World Series, the Oregon State Beaver’s championship trophy will be on display at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland. Oregon State defeated Arkansas in three games to claim the coveted baseball title, and by doing so became the first team in the NCAA Super Regional era to win three titles. The trophy will be on view beginning Wednesday, August 1 through Sunday, August 5 in the pavilion of the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue) and admission is free to view the trophy.

Through September 9, the Oregon Historical Society is also host to Oregon State’s sesquicentennial exhibition, Oregon State University: A Legacy of Transformation. This exhibit shares, through 150 stories, how Oregon State University has transformed the community, the state, the nation, and the world in surprising ways. Talented alumni have made strides in many fields, from science to athletics. Dick Fosbury (‘72) revolutionized track and field when his back-first high jump technique won him a gold medal at the 1969 Olympics. Other notable alumni featured in the exhibit include Douglas Engelbart (‘48) who invented the computer mouse; award-winning animator Harley Jessup (‘76) who brought characters to life in Monsters Inc., Ratatouille, and other movies; and Bernie Newcomb (‘65) who cofounded E*Trade, one of the first internet stock-trading companies.

The Oregon Historical Society museum is open seven days a week, Monday – Saturday from 10am – 5pm and Sunday from 12pm – 5pm. Admission to the museum is currently discounted to $5 as we renovate our permanent exhibition on the third floor. Admission is free every day for OHS members and Multnomah County residents.

4. Vice President welcomes remains of fallen American soldiers of Korean War

American flag2The White House, August 2, 2018 — Yesterday in Hawaii, the remains of 55 U.S. Service Members were returned to American soil. Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Honolulu to welcome them home. 

The return comes as part of President Trump’s negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. The President thanked Chairman Kim for honoring his word. “Incredibly beautiful ceremony as U.S. Korean War remains are returned to American soil,” the President tweeted. “Thank you to Honolulu and all of our great Military participants on a job well done.”

“Some have called the Korean War the ‘forgotten war.’ But today, we prove these heroes were never forgotten,” Vice President Pence said. “Today, our boys are coming home.”

Watch Vice President Pence’s tribute to these fallen American heroes.

The Korean War heroes who “didn’t get to come home”

5. Brain Facts: Efficient & Effective

In the last decade or so, neuroscience has discovered so much about the physical properties of the brain, that research results have far surpassed the total brain knowledge of the previous six thousand years. We’ve gone from ancient Egyptian mummification practices that basically tossed out the brain, because they thought it had no purpose, to actually being able to turn memories on and off in (genetically altered) mice!

Did you know –

  • the human brain runs on 200-400 kilocalories a day, which works out to be between 10 and 25 watts of power? (That’s running 24/7/365 – asleep and awake!)
  • even at 10-25 watts, a computer performing the same number of calculations, in the same manner as the brain, uses up more than 40 million times the energy? (Can you imagine your electric bill?)
  • at its efficient best, the human brain uses up approximately 20% of the blood and oxygen in the human body?
  • in its compact, average 1400 grams of weight, the brain is made up of 100 BILLION nerve cells – about the same as the number of trees in the Amazon rain forest?

But the most important piece of proof, refuting old, time-worn beliefs, is that the human brain is not static. What we are born with is not all we get. Says noted researcher, Abigail Baird, Ph.D. at Vassar College, “Your brain is changing every minute of the day, from your time in the womb until the moment you die.”

This is good news, because it provides physical proof of what has been intuitively felt for centuries and cognitively tested and researched for the last 50 years – we never “have to” stop growing. Every moment of the day, every experience we encounter is an opportunity to learn and grow, and become more of who we have the potential to be. ~The Pacific Institute

6. Sherman County Sheriff’s Office July Statistics



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

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