Sherman County eNews #211

CONTENTS

  1. Create Large Ornaments for U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from Oregon

  2. Sherman County Fair Ranch Cattle Sorting Competition, Aug. 17

  3. Sherman County Fair 4-H Horse Show, Aug. 20

  4. NIGHT ON THE LEFT BANK, A Maryhill Museum Benefit, Sept. 8

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

  6. The Dalles Kiwanis Club Hosts 63rd Annual Steak Feed, Sept. 6

  7. Setting the Pattern


1. Create Large Ornaments for U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from Oregon

https://www.capitolchristmastree.com/news

Christmas.TreeWe hope to create 2,000 additional large ornaments as part of our larger goal of sending 10,000 ornaments to D.C. this year. All Oregon residents are invited to create and submit ornaments directly to us or to attend an upcoming ornament making event.

Make your own: Large ornaments should be 9-12 inches, reflective and colorful, lightweight and waterproof. They cannot include any logos.  Download this brochure for specifications and themes. For ornament ideas, check out our photos and instructions posted here. Keep in mind these are just ideas; feel free to get creative! All ornaments must be received by October 1 and can be dropped off in person at any one of our drop locations located here or mailed to the Sweet Home Ranger District at: 4431 Hwy 20, Sweet Home OR 97386.  


2. Sherman County Fair Ranch Cattle Sorting Competition, Aug. 17

horse.cattlesortingDon’t miss this awesome event at 7 p.m. on August 17th! The Sherman County Fair Ranch Sorting in Moro, Oregon, is a great, family friendly evening of horsey fun. Added money and prizes for the top teams!  Classes: Open (everyone!), Pro/Novice (a team of one money winning and one beginner sorter), Family, and Draw Pot. Contact Carrie for more information: 541-980-7394.


3. Sherman County Fair 4-H Horse Show, Aug. 20

4-H clover1The 4-H Horse Show on Monday, August 20th at 10 a.m. includes showmanship, English & Western Equitation, Trail Horse and 4-H Gaming. 4-H exhibitors compete in age appropriate classes with required tack and attire as described in the Sherman County Fair Premium book. Trail Horse contestants will face six to ten timed obstacles to earn points for a final score. The 4-H Ranch Horse program teaches riders to safely handle their horses and cattle in working situations by successfully completing a series of advancements. 4-H Western Games on horseback, individual in nature and timed are Figure 8, Barrels, Key Race, Pole Bending and Flag Race.


4. NIGHT ON THE LEFT BANK, A Maryhill Museum Benefit, Sept. 8


Saturday, Sept 8 | 5 p.m.

Join us overlooking the Columbia and under the stars for a night you won’t soon forget – Maryhill’s annual benefit auction. This year we celebrate the heartland of the Pacific Northwest with wine tastings from Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery, Maryhill Winery, Phelps Creek Vineyards, and Sno Road Winery, along with brews and a fabulous array of traditional western foods from Paradise Rose Chuckwagon. Nab amazing auction lots, such as exclusive dinners, trips, wine and more.  All proceeds support the museum’s annual exhibitions and programs.

 Cost: Tickets are $100 per person. $50 is tax-deductible. Purchase tickets at 509.773.3733  ext. 20.  THANK YOU to our SPONSORS for 2018: Schommer and Sons, Weinstein PR, Tiffany and Jamieson Grabenhorst, Kathy and Bob Moco and Norm Johnson. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Colleen at 509.773.3733 ext. 23.


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

CITY OF MORO PUBLIC NOTICE
ELECTION OF MAYOR AND 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, moro@embarqmail.com


6. The Dalles Kiwanis Club Hosts 63rd Annual Steak Feed, Sept. 6

The Dalles Kiwanis Club hosts its 63rd annual Steak Feed Thursday after Labor Day, this year Sept. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sorosis Park.  The Steak Feed is the club’s major fund-raiser for community projects serving children and youth.  Adult meals include an eight ounce sirloin steak, baked potato, coleslaw, roll, dessert and drink for $15.  Free meal for children 12 and under features a hot dog, potato chips, drink and ice cream.  There will be activities for children and musical entertainment for everyone.  Tickets are available from Kiwanis members or may be purchased at the Habitat ReStore, 1001 W. 6th St., The Dalles. Tickets also may be purchased in the park Sept. 6.  


7. Setting the Pattern

When your younger children crave attention, do they throw a tantrum, misbehave or act out inappropriately? If so, perhaps you can show them a better way.

You know, children want many things that they don’t usually ask for directly. In that way, they’re no different from adults. Two things in particular that we all seem to need, but seldom come right out and ask for are recognition and affection.

Now, children who get plenty of each from the start usually grow up to be happy, well adjusted, confident, and well behaved. Employers love these folks, because they typically are contributors to the workplace, without the narcissistic need for attention. Children who don’t get much of either, though, will get very creative. They may try throwing tantrums, and if this succeeds in creating the attention they need, they may grow up believing that when you don’t get what you want, becoming very angry will do the trick. You have probably seen examples of this while driving or at the mall.

Many children misbehave to get attention – not consciously, as a rule, but they do it nevertheless, because even negative attention is better than no attention. If neither tantrums nor acting out works, they may eventually stop trying at all, becoming withdrawn, listless and apathetic.

The thing to do, then, if you want to eliminate these problems or avoid them in the first place, is to give your children plenty of attention and affection when they are behaving well. Children judge adults as much by what they see as what they hear. It’s a pattern that gets followed into adulthood.

Let your children know that it’s OK to ask for what they want. It’s OK to ask for a hug or to say, “Please pay attention to me for a few minutes.” When they do ask, take time to give it to them. Active listening is one very special gift that you can give your child, or any child, for that matter. By doing so, you will be avoiding many future problems – not only for your kids, but also for you. ~The Pacific Institute


 

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