Sherman County eNews #209


  1. Sherman County Cultural Coalition 2018 Fall Grant Cycle

  2. Creating Awareness, Decreasing Stigma Around Teen Mental Health, Aug. 9

  3. Perseid Meteor Shower, Aug. 11-13

  4. Public Notice. City of Moro Election of Mayor & Council Members (2)

  5. Public Notice. Sherman County Court, Aug. 15

  6. Travel Oregon Small Grant Applications Due Aug. 29

  7. Back to Square One

  8. Register Now for the Oregon Museums Association Conference

1. Sherman County Cultural Coalition 2018 Fall Grant Cycle

music-notesThe Fall Grant Cycle for Sherman County’s Cultural Coalition will begin September 4, 2018. Applicants may be individuals and/or groups and need not be legally recognized non-profits.

Application Deadline: September 28, 2018

Awards up to $1,500 will be granted in support of local Sherman County activities and events which promote Culture, Humanities, Heritage and the Arts in Sherman County.

Additional information including Grant Guidelines and the application form, may be found at:

Completed grant applications may be mailed to:

Sherman County Cultural Coalition
P.O. Box 23
Moro, OR 97039

Or emailed to:

Contact Melva Thomas at 541-442-5488 or

2. Creating Awareness, Decreasing Stigma Around Teen Mental Health, Aug. 9

ATTENTION…Youth Ages 13-18

Creating Awareness, Decreasing Stigma

around Teen Mental Health

Presented by Erin Rust with Greater Oregon Behavioral Health

School Based Programs Coordinator and

Mental Health First Aid Coordinator and Instructor.

Youth ONLY!

August 9, 2018

1:00-3:00 p.m. (lunch provided at 12:30)

Sherman Extension Office meeting room


RSVP: Sherman County Prevention , Amy Asher 541-565-5036 or email

Permission slips also available:


¨ Mental health awareness and stigma

¨ Mental health facts (media, substance use, suicide)

¨ Mental health illnesses and disorders

¨ Depression signs and symptoms

¨ Suicide signs and symptoms

¨ What to do and resources.

3. Perseid Meteor Shower, Aug. 11-13

StarYellowPERSEID METEOR SHOWER: Earth is entering a stream of debris from giant comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle, parent of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Although the shower is not expected to peak until next weekend, NASA all-sky cameras are already detecting dozens of Perseid fireballs every night over the USA. This early activity may be a good omen for the nights ahead, especially Aug. 11th-13th when Earth is expected to pass through the densest part of the comet’s debris zone. Visit for more information and observing tips.

4. Public Notice. City of Moro Election of Mayor & Council Members (2)

Notice is hereby given that on November 6, 2018, an election will be held for the purposes of electing a mayor, and two council members.

The position of Mayor is a two-year term and the positions of City Councilors are four year terms.

City candidates may file with the city elections office by paying a fee or by petition with valid signatures.

Candidates must be a qualified elector and have resided in the City of Moro during the 12 months preceding the election. Candidate filing packets can be obtained at the City Hall Office, 104 First Street, Moro, OR 97039.

All forms must be returned to the City Administrator no later than 4:00 p.m. August 28, 2018.

If you have any questions, contact: Erik Glover, City Administrator, via phone, 541-565-3535 or via email,

5. Public Notice. Sherman County Court, Aug. 15

ShermanCoLogoThe Sherman County Court session scheduled for Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the Hearings Room at the Sherman County Courthouse Addition, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039. Agenda topics include Courthouse Project Update,  Appointment to Senior Advisory Council (SAC) – Mike McArthur, Commissioners’ Reports and Consent Agenda. The agenda, including updates, will be posted on the Sherman County Website at

6. Travel Oregon Small Grant Applications Due Aug. 29

The mission of Travel Oregon is: “A better life for Oregonians through strong, sustainable local economies.” Travel Oregon has established a program to make grant awards “to eligible applicants for projects that contribute to the development and improvement of communities throughout the state by means of the enhancement, expansion and promotion of the visitor industry.” Small Grant Program applicants may apply for grants of up to $20,000 per project and may apply for no more than two projects in the current application period. Each project requires its own application. Applicants must demonstrate at least a 10 percent cash match. Projects must be completed within a 12-month timeframe.

The online application period opened on July 30, 2018 with a submission deadline of 5 p.m. on Aug. 29, 2018. The grant award announcement will be Oct. 17, 2018.

2018-2019 Competitive Small Grants Guidelines<> (

2018-2019 Competitive Small Grants Application Questions <>

7. Back to Square One

When adversity strikes, whether it be loss of your job, an illness, a natural disaster or when you take a big hit that really knocks you off your feet for a while, how fast you get up again depends on a number of things – and this is for communities as well as individuals – such as:

  • How good your support network is,
  • How solid your self-esteem is,
  • The extent to which you believe that you can control your own destiny, and
  • Your experiences of overcoming adversity in the past.

It’s not so much “mind over matter” but a purposeful mindset, or attitude, toward moving forward. You don’t ignore the past, but use it as a springboard for what you want in the future. If you want to shorten the time it takes to get back on your feet, try this:

  • Ask yourself how it will look when you no longer have your current problems.
  • Spend time visualizing yourself in that desired picture and imagining how you’ll feel.
  • Repeat the picture over and over, day after day, week after week.
  • List your strengths and past accomplishments and add to that list on a daily basis.

While you are creating this vision for your desired future, and supporting it by reinforcing your strengths – and reminding yourself that yes, you are strong – it is time to set and prioritize some immediate, short-term goals to improve your situation. Once you have a list, it’s time to write a detailed plan of action for the top three, including day and time. There is nothing more gratifying than being able to check something OFF a list!

Once you’ve accomplished a few short-term goals, you may feel ready to do some long-term visioning and goal-setting. Finally – and this is important – no matter how much you’ve lost, take time to help someone else who is struggling. You can always find someone worse off than you, and you usually don’t need to look very far. Even the worst adversity can be used to learn and grow, and contribute to a positive solution. ~The Pacific Institute

8. Register Now for the Oregon Museums Association Conference

2018 Oregon Museums Association Annual Conference Hood River, Oregon

Resilience: Responding to Change

September 9, 10 and 11, 2018

As we convene in Hood River this year we will be thinking about ways in which we have shown resilience in our institutions and communities. We hope to see you in September!

Registration is now open!<> Note that members must log in at the top right corner of the website BEFORE registering in order to receive member rates.

  *   Member – $95.00

  *   Non-member – $115.00

  *   Student – $50.00

See the draft schedule<> for the 3-day conference. The Conference will include half-day workshops and tours on Sunday, September 9 and sessions, panels and networking opportunities on Monday and Tuesday, September 10-11, 2018. The Oregon Museums Association annual meeting of members will occur  on Sunday, September 9, 2018.

Keynote Speaker: Meet Colin Fogarty,<> Executive Director of the Confluence Project, who will deliver this year’s keynote address.

Lodging: The official conference hotel is The Historic Hood River Hotel <>. We have a limited number of rooms reserved at $159 + tax per night for conference guests. See lodging information. <>

The conference will take place at the following locations in Hood River, OR:

*   Hood River Hotel<>, 102 SW Oak Street

*   Columbia Center for the Arts<>, 215 Cascade Avenue

*   History Museum of Hood River County <>, 3300 E Port Marina D, Hood River.