Sherman County eNews #231


  1. Weather: September Outlook and the August Summary for Moro

  2. Products Made From Petroleum

  3. Program: “The Elusive Dr. Brooks – Early Physician in Jacksonville & The Dalles”

  4. P.E.O. Fundraiser for Women’s Scholarships, Oct. 7

  5. All County Prayer Meeting, Sept. 5

  6. Feedback vs. Criticism

  7. Wasco School Event Center Benefit: Prime Rib Dinner & Silent Auction, Sept. 22

  8. Wasco School Events Center Benefit Raffle: 3 Nights at Wallowa Lake

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

“If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.” —Thomas Jefferson (1802)

1. Weather: September Outlook and the August Summary for Moro
You can find the September outlook and the August monthly climate summary AND GRAPHS (toggle between color and gray) for Moro at

~ Marilyn Lohmann

National Weather Service Pendleton


2. Products Made From Petroleum

Solvents Diesel fuel Motor Oil Bearing Grease
Ink Floor Wax Ballpoint Pens Football Cleats
Upholstery Sweaters Boats Insecticides
Bicycle Tires Sports Car Bodies Nail Polish Fishing lures
Dresses Tires Golf Bags Perfumes
Cassettes Dishwasher parts Tool Boxes Shoe Polish
Motorcycle Helmet Caulking Petroleum Jelly Transparent Tape
CD Player (do people still have these?) Faucet Washers Antiseptics Clothesline
Curtains Food Preservatives Basketballs Soap  (that explains why soap doesn’t clean oil off your hands)
Vitamin Capsules Antihistamines Purses Shoes
Dashboards Cortisone Deodorant Footballs
Putty Dyes Panty Hose Refrigerant
Percolators Life Jackets Rubbing Alcohol Linings
Skis TV Cabinets Shag Rugs Electrician’s Tape
Tool Racks Car Battery Cases Epoxy Paint
Mops Slacks Insect Repellent Oil Filters
Umbrellas Yarn Fertilizers Hair Coloring
Roofing Toilet Seats Fishing Rods Lipstick
Denture Adhesive Linoleum Ice Cube Trays Synthetic Rubber
Speakers Plastic Wood Electric Blankets Glycerin
Tennis Rackets Rubber Cement Fishing Boots Dice
Nylon Rope Candles Trash Bags House Paint
Water Pipes Hand Lotion Roller Skates Surf Boards
Shampoo Wheels Paint Rollers Shower Curtains
Guitar Strings Luggage Aspirin Safety Glasses
Antifreeze Football Helmets Awnings Eyeglasses
Clothes Toothbrushes Ice Chests Footballs
Combs CD’s & DVD’s Paint Brushes Detergents
Vaporizers Balloons Sun Glasses Tents
Heart Valves Crayons Parachutes Telephones
Enamel Pillows Dishes Cameras
Anesthetics Artificial Turf Artificial limbs Bandages
Dentures Model Cars Folding Doors Hair Curlers
Cold cream Movie film Soft Contact lenses Drinking Cups
Fan Belts Car Enamel Shaving Cream Ammonia
Refrigerators Golf Balls Toothpaste (Yuck) Gasoline

3. Program:The Elusive Dr. Brooks – Early Physician in Jacksonville & The Dalles”

The September monthly meeting of the Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society will be on September 8, 2018 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.

The general meeting and program will begin at 10:30 am with this months speaker Sandy Bisset.

The program, “The Elusive Dr. Brooks – Early Physician in Jacksonville and The Dalles,” is a collaborated case study that was presented to the genealogical society, Wasco County Historical Society and Discovery Center Library last spring and Sandy will present a power point presentation she has created on this study. Public is always welcome. A $1.00 donation is suggested to cover room fee’s.

4. P.E.O. Fundraiser for Women’s Scholarships, Oct. 7

P.E.O. Chapter EJ presents “Mission: Possible,” a bike or walk clue-finding tour in The Dalles, Oregon on Sunday, October 7, from 1 – 4 p.m. The fundraiser will benefit scholarships for women, so their missions can become possible.

Registration is from 12-1 p.m. at the Lewis & Clark Festival Park in The Dalles. Prizes will be awarded from 4-5 p.m. For pre-registration forms and more information:

5. All County Prayer Meeting, Sept. 5

church.family1The All County Prayer Meeting is Wednesday, September 5 @ the Moro Presbyterian Church. Fellowship starts at 6:30 PM, Pray time starts at 7:00 PM and ends at 8:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to come and join the meeting, come and join in when you can get there and stay as long as you can. Thank You. ~Red Gibbs

6. Feedback vs. Criticism

Do you like being criticized? Does it make you feel like changing to accommodate your critic? In most situations, your answer is probably, “No!” And after some public criticism, you are likely to want to spend the rest of the day hiding from the world, nursing hurt feelings.

Let’s take a closer look at this sensitive subject. Negative criticism is almost always a mistake. Not too many people like being criticized. It brings you down, makes you feel angry and resentful, and rarely provides any opportunity to learn and grow. The effect on a team, department or organizational culture can be paralyzing.

Constructive feedback is a horse of a different color. There is no sting in it, because it is not about your deficient character and it doesn’t come at you like an attack. It is designed to give you valuable information and it assumes you care about doing and being better.

So what is the difference between constructive feedback and criticism? Well, it is the difference between saying, “You never help around the house because you are a slob and you just don’t care,” and saying, “When you forget to help with work around the house, I feel overworked and taken for granted.”

Can you see the difference? The first statement attacks character and sounds like it is coming from a victim. The second states the facts and shares information about feelings without making the other person a villain. All it takes to become an expert in constructive feedback is practice and a willingness to give up judgment and blame.

It also helps to remember what your goal is. If you want more conflict, more drama and personal and organizational destruction, go ahead and blame – but be prepared for the fallout of your actions. The fallout ripples out like waves from a stone being dropped in a pond. However, if you want positive action, learn to give constructive feedback instead. It will be appreciated. ~The Pacific Institute

7. Wasco School Event Center Benefit: 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!

8. Wasco School Events Center Benefit Raffle: 3 Nights at Wallowa Lake

arrow-rightRaffle 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.

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

bird.owl.limbLet’s get honest about our money problems – Money Shame

The History of Labor Day

Why we need to rethink capitalism

What in the Sam Hill? Preserving a One-of-a-kind Museum.

What did Earth look like 240 million years ago?

Origin of Words Explored

Prager U. – Left or Liberal?

Prager U. – Should hate speech be censored?