Sherman County eNews #254


  1. Madero Winds Concert, Oct. 2

  2. Burn Ban Extended for N. Sherman & Moro RFPD & City of Moro

  3. What’s Coming Up at Sherman County Public/School Library

  4. Practice Peak Performance

  5. Lewis L. McArthur 1917-2018

  6. Sherman County Senior & Community Center October Meal Menu 

1. Madero Winds Concert, Oct. 2

music.notes (2)On Tuesday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. enjoy an evening of classical music played on wind instruments presented by Gail Gillespie, Brad Hochhalter, and Dave Bergmann of Madero Winds. Refreshments will be served and all ages are welcome. For more information email or call 541-565-3279.

2. Burn Ban Extended for N. Sherman & Moro RFPD & City of Moro

Due to the continued warm and dry weather and heavy fuel loads, the burn ban for North Sherman RFPD, Moro RFPD and the City of Moro has been extended to at least October 15th. ~Sherman County Emergency Services

3. What’s Coming Up at Sherman County Public/School Library

The Library is open School Hours – 8am-4pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8am-7pm Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-4pm Saturday

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

YA Art Club
THURSDAY after school in the library.
Grades 6-12.
When it’s over, catch the 5:00 activity bus.

Madero Winds Concert – Tuesday, October 2 at 6:30pm
Enjoy an evening of classical music played on wind instruments presented by Gail Gillespie, Brad Hochhalter, and Dave Bergmann of Madero Winds.

Hogwarts Party – Saturday, the 6th of October at 6:00 in the evening.
Your presence is requested in the library for an evening of magical adventure. Get sorted into your house and start earning points. Make your own wand! Enjoy snacks from Honeydukes. A prize will be awarded for the best costume. ALL ages welcome, yes, ALL ages!

October’s Book Club book is The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?  Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds through the decades—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

Book Club will meet Thursday, October 18, at 6:00pm.

4. Practice Peak Performance

Today, here are a few words about peak performance aimed at everyone who would like to improve at a sport or game, and we are not talking about performance-enhancing substances.

People are finally starting to realize that “the right stuff” isn’t something you have to be born with. The fact that we can learn to tap previously unexplored potential has been quickest, perhaps, to take hold in the world of professional sports. However, the principles involved will work just as well for weekend athletes and high school athletes.

One of the best-known techniques, for what sports psychologists and counselors call “performance enhancement,” is visualization. Now, visualization is simply a form of mental practice. It’s performing the different aspects of your sport over and over again in your mind, with all the right moves and the desired end result. You can do this with your eyes closed in a quiet room, riding the bus, in the shower, while you’re waiting to see the dentist – virtually any time.

Michael Jordan, arguably the best basketball player of his generation (if not several others) shot thousands of baskets in practice, on the court. He shot many more thousands, sitting on planes, trains and in automobiles. With his eyes shut, seeing and feeling those shots in his mind.

All that’s required is that you see yourself performing – driving the ball, throwing the javelin, clearing the bar. It doesn’t matter what the action is, as long as you are doing it perfectly. Because, you see, your subconscious doesn’t know the difference between a vividly imagined picture and the actual event. And while mental practice can’t replace the discipline and hard work of physical practice, in some ways it’s even better. It guarantees that you are practicing perfection, and when you practice perfection, you are far more likely to perform perfectly.

Now, take this same practice and apply it to your interactions with people at work. Apply it to what your job requires you do. Apply it to the goals – personal, professional and organizational – you want to achieve, and watch your performance soar! ~The Pacific Institute

5. Lewis L. McArthur 1917-2018

By Douglas Perry The Oregonian-OregonLive

A five-foot-high “earthen protuberance” rises above a remote Wasco County bluff over the Columbia River. A raw, beautiful spot, it’s said. Distinctly Oregon.

This is McArthur Mound, the name bestowed by the Oregon Geographic Names Board after its longtime leader, Lewis L. McArthur, retired from the board shortly before his 90th birthday.

The 2006 naming of the rise was a playful honor: “an in-joke,” says McArthur’s daughter, Mary McArthur. “We were joking that there was no geographic feature too small to name.”

But it was also a heartfelt recognition. It only seemed right that Lew McArthur’s name be added, even if unofficially and whimsically, to the catalog of the state’s monikers.

McArthur, who died on August 29 at 101, spent much of his life researching Oregon places and their histories, becoming, in the words of retired journalist John Terry, the “dean of Oregon geographic names.”

For decades McArthur compiled and edited editions of the Oregon Historical Society’s “Oregon Geographic Names,” an essential reference work for historians of the region. It’s a family calling: His father, Lewis A. McArthur, launched the source book in 1928.

Lewis L. McArthur, the son, a Portland native, put his historical expertise to good use, serving on the state’s historic-preservation committee and the Historic Columbia River Highway State Advisory Committee. But this wasn’t how he made his living. The University of California at Berkeley graduate spent some 40 years as an industrial designer for the Ray F. Becker Co.

Becker specialized in prefab service stations, but even 50 years ago McArthur foresaw the need to move beyond the internal-combustion engine. “[H]ere we are sitting on our hands when we should be exploring new modes, new fuels and perhaps smarter cars,” he told The Oregonian in 1972. “But, of course, that affects the economy.”

Professionally McArthur looked to the future. His heart, however, remained in the past. Throughout his life he felt a deep connection to the Pacific Northwest’s history, and for good reason.

One great-grandfather, James W. Nesmith, was an Oregon pioneer and a U.S. senator in the 1860s. Another, William Pope McArthur, undertook the first U.S. government survey of “the Western Coast of the United States.”

Even in an Oregon that had been settled and urbanized, Lew McArthur carried on the family’s adventuring ways, becoming a dedicated mountaineer and finding his way to most of the highest peaks in North America.

McArthur loved to travel around Oregon, having first done so in his teens. Everywhere he went in the state he took note of the history, the tendrils from the past. “The whole idea of being connected to your history and the people,” Mary McArthur says. “He just loved that.”

Mary describes her father as a Renaissance man who embraced travel, technology and all variety of intellectual pursuit.

“He was a real role model,” she says. “He instilled in us a sense of the importance of being a productive member of society, a love of the outdoors and of Oregon. He was a good, good man. An honorable man. He saw everybody for who they were.”

He also saw every place for what it was as he relentlessly pursued his avocation.

McArthur discovered that the municipal name Delake, now part of Lincoln City, came about thanks to the way Finnish immigrants in the area pronounced nearby Devils Lake. And that the Harney County town of Drewsey was almost named Gouge Eye, a nod to a favored means of settling disputes during Wild West days. Locals soon settled on calling the town Drusy, the name of a prominent rancher’s daughter. The stories could go on and on — and they do in “Oregon Geographic Names.”

Now McArthur’s daughter has taken over the family’s historical-name business. Mary McArthur is working on a new edition of “Geographic Names,” though she insists there’s no replacing her father. “I’m not even close to the caliber he was,” she says. “He was truly amazing.” 

Lewis L. McArthur is survived by his son Lewis, daughters Mary and Sarah, grandchildren Abby Larson and Doran McArthur Simpson, and companion Marie Hall. A memorial will be held in October at the Oregon Historical Society; plans for it have not yet been finalized.

In Loving Memory 
Lewis McArthur
May 22, 1917 – Aug. 29, 2018
Lewis McArthur’s memorial gathering will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 S.W. Park Ave., Portland. For additional information, please read The Oregonian article from Sept. 6, 2018. Also please note the addition to the article: Lewis was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Joyce; and daughter, Gail Phetteplace. For those interested in a donation in Lewis’s name, his preference was to the Oregon Historical Society. 

6. Sherman County Senior & Community Center October Meal Menu

Sherman County Senior & Community Center

Meal Menu

October 2018

We serve lunch at 12:00, noon sharp.  First come, first served.

If you have a group of 2 or more, please let the Kitchen staff know at 541-565-3191 the day before to ensure that we make enough food to serve!

MEAL PRICING: Under 60 Yrs. Is $7.00 ~ 60 Yrs. & Up $4.00 suggested donation!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1 2 3 4 5
Salmon Patty w/ Bun Oriental Chicken Meatloaf Chicken Teriyaki Ham & Swiss Quiche
Tater Tots & Veggies Rice Pilaf & Veggies Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Sesame Noodles & Veggies Rolls & Veggies
Salad & Dessert Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Salad & Fruit Salad & Dessert
8 9 10 11 12
Sloppy Joe’s w/Bun Beef Stroganoff Oven Fried Chicken Pizza loaded with meat French Dip Sandwich
Potato Wedges & Veggies Rotini Noodles & Veggies Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Veggies Potato Wedges & Veggies
Salad & Dessert Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Salad & Fruit Salad & Dessert
15 16 17 18 19
Cheesy Potatoes w/ Ham Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce Chicken Fried Steak Hot Ham & Cheese w/Bun Turkey Tetrazzini
Veggies Veggies & Garlic Bread Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Potato Wedges Veggies
Salad & Dessert Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Salad & Fruit Salad & Dessert
22 23 24 25 26
Cheeseburgers Roast Pork Swedish Meatballs Ham Fried Rice Navy Bean & Ham Soup
Potato Wedges Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Rotini Noodles & Veggies Muffins & Veggies Cornbread & Veggies
Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Salad & Dessert Salad & Fruit Salad & Dessert
29 30 31  
Hamburger Gravy over

Mashed Potatoes

Salad & Dessert

Chicken a la King Mac & Cheese w/ Ham
Biscuits & Veggies Veggies
Salad & Fruit Salad & Dessert

MENU SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO AVAILABILITY — ATTENTION:  For those who have food allergies, be aware that a large variety of food is prepared in the kitchen.  Therefore, meals may be prepared with ingredients and food service equipment may come in contact with ingredients to which you may have an allergic reaction, such as nuts.