Sherman County eNews #208


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

  2. Editorial Note: Sherman County, Oregon History

  3. South Valley Fire Update, Aug. 5

  4. Frontier Regional 911: July 2018 Call Source Tally by Agency

  5. Somebody Labored Years Ago…

  6. You Talking to You?

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

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

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

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

Movie Night – 6:00pm
My Little Pony- The Movie
Rated PG
Run Time: 1hr 39 min
After a dark force conquers Canterlot, the Mane 6 embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their homeland.

Summer Reading Program Party – Saturday, August 11, 2018
If you met your reading goals this summer come anytime between 11am and 3pm to claim your prize and enjoy snacks. Adam Miller will perform at 1pm

Adam Miller presents Old Songs for Young Folks – Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 1pm
It wasn’t that long ago when only kings and queens were rich enough to have other people play music for them. In the old days, regular folks like you and me had to make our own music. That’s why it’s called “folk music!”
All ages welcome.

2. Editorial Note: Sherman County, Oregon History

pencil.sharpSherman County, Oregon History is our personal local history collection on the web. Browsers sometimes find while looking for something else. Inquiries and information received March through July, 2018, include:

  • Where can I find marriage certificates?
  • Sherman County ORGenWeb is no longer on The new link is
  • Request for address and contact information for purchasing a lot at Sun Rise Cemetery.
  • Request to receive the fundraising letter for Sun Rise Cemetery in order to make a donation.
  • Request for information about Harmony School unable to obtain at the local museum.
  • Where can I find county brochures for a local tourism business?
  • Interest in a new name for Negro Ridge.
  • Request for information about Kenneth Springs Silver Fox Farm.

3. South Valley Fire Update, August 5

Posted: 05 Aug 2018 11:37 AM PDT

The South Valley Fire is in full mop-up. While the fire has reached 40 percent containment, an overnight infrared flight revealed smoldering hot spots in many areas along the fire’s perimeter. Fire crews will be spending the next few days cooling the edges and well into the fire’s interior. The size of the fire remains 20,026 acres.

The post South Valley Fire Update, August 5 appeared first on Central Oregon Fire Information.

4. Frontier Regional 911: July 2018 Call Source Tally by Agency

emergencydial911redFrontier Regional 911 serves Gilliam, Jefferson, Sherman and Wheeler counties. Total calls per agency are based on subtotals for law enforcement, fire, emergency services and others, July 1 through July 31, 2018. Frontier Regional 911 dispatch center is based in Condon. See Courtesy of Sherman County Sheriff Lohrey.


22 Lake Chinook Fire

73 Jefferson County Fire District #1 Madras

33 Jefferson County Fire District #2 Culver

282 Jefferson County EMS

9 Crooked River Ranch Fire

23 Arlington Ambulance

2 North Gilliam County Fire Units

20 Burns Paiute Tribal Police

8 Condon Ambulance

32 Condon Fire Department

8 Fossil Ambulance

3 Fossil Volunteer Fire Department

444 Gilliam County Sheriff’s Office

50 Jefferson County Community

1,405 Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

54 Moro Fire Department

9 Mitchell Ambulance

8 Mitchell Fire Department

1,326 Madras Police Department


208 Not Our Jurisdiction

29 North Sherman County Fire Units

3 Spray Ambulance

30 Sherman County Ambulance

573 Sherman County Sheriff’s Office

5 South Gilliam County Fire Units

3 South Sherman Ambulance

14 South Sherman Fire Department

98 TCC Frontier


7 Wheeler County Fire & Rescue

105 Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office

4,022 Total in July

5. Somebody Labored Years Ago…

Somebody labored years ago 
Whose name I do not even know 
Ploughed ground or sailed the open sea, 
And loved a maid that I might be. 
Two centuries ago or more 
A woman at an English door 
Looked fondly at a lilac tree 
And passed that bit of pride to me.
One stood enraptured when he heard 
The music of a singing bird, 
And now with each returning spring, 
I find I do the selfsame thing. 
Could we untangle all our lives 
And learn how much in us survives, 
We might discover just how far 
Goes back what makes us what we are. 
—-Edgar A. Guest

6. You Talking to You?

Yesterday, we talked a bit about what we can do when adversity strikes. There is one more piece that needs to be added to the conversation – and it is a “conversation” – the one you have with yourself 24/7/365.

That conversation we have with ourselves is commonly called “self-talk” – or as it is referred to in today’s neuroscience circles, meta cognition. This conversation we have with ourselves goes on all the time. In fact, self-talk provides the catalyst for hardening the concrete (our beliefs) that forms the foundation upon which we build our lives.

Now, when adversity strikes, no matter what form that adversity takes, if you can, take a moment and really listen to the words you use to describe the situation. Are you talking about what you can’t do, or what you can do? Are you talking about the finality of the situation, or are you talking about the possibilities for turning it around? Is the conversation fixed, or flexible?

The question really is this: Are you positive or negative in your approach to your future? Most of us don’t really listen to the words we use, but we probably should. We choose words out of habit, sometimes, more than intent. The words we use cause pictures in our minds, and those pictures are flooded with what we are feeling – most likely from memories of similar past experiences. These feelings color our moods, our relationships with those around us – everything that makes up our lives.

When adversity hits – whether it is senseless violence, a job loss, a loved one diagnosed with a disease, or something as everyday has a traffic jam – stop, if you can, and listen to what you are saying, either out loud or to yourself. Is this conversation making things worse, or is it making things better?

Earlier, we referred to this control of what goes on in our minds as a learnable superpower, one we can attain with a little mindful attention. So, remember, if you will, two things: Your words, out loud, affect not just you, but those around you; and also, the first person those words affect is you. ~The Pacific Institute

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

bird.owl.limbGenealogy: Sherman County Oregon GenWeb

Commentary. Resilience: Extinction vs. Collapse

Pew Research Center

Rasmussen Reports Polls

American Thinker

Commentary: 3 Reasons Why So Many Millennials Love Socialism

Why Americans Go (and Don’t Go) to Religious Services 

Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, 1990-2017

About Douglas Rushkoff