Sherman County eNews #268


  1. Sherman County Medical Clinic Offers Flu Shots, Oct. 11

  2. Letter to the Editor: Vote for Joe Dabulskis for Experience and Leadership

  3. Contribute to Support for Brennah Miller & Her Family

  4. Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators to Meet, Oct. 16

  5. The Issue of Rights

  6. Latrelle Rhodes “L.R.” Smoot, Jr. 1933-2018

  7. Klindt’s Booksellers & Stationers’ Northwest Author Festival, Nov. 3

“The greatest good we can do our country is to heal its party divisions and make them one people.” —Thomas Jefferson (1801)

1. Sherman County Medical Clinic Offers Flu Shots, Oct. 11

The Sherman County Medical Clinic is having their annual Flu Shot Clinic!
Thursday, October 11th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm
For more information visit us online at
or call 541-565-3325.

2. Letter to the Editor: Vote for Joe Dabulskis for Experience and Leadership

pencil.sharpTo the Editor & Sherman County Voters:

Sherman County voters are fortunate to have a candidate for Sherman County Judge as qualified as Joe Dabulskis.  Joe has been a dedicated County Commissioner and has proven that he has the knowledge and good judgment to do an excellent job as Judge. He has the experience and knows how to work within a budget and the compassion to understand constituents’ concerns.

A vote for JOE DABULSKIS is a vote for Experience and Leadership!

Jean and Mac McKinney


3. Contribute to Support for Brennah Miller & Her Family 

Brennah Miller is a young wife and mother, an electrician and a cancer patient.

4. Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators to Meet, Oct. 16

Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators, will meet noon, Tuesday the 16th, at the Portage Grill in The Dalles.  Member Julie Carter will share with photos and narrative her last June’s trip when she & husband Clayton had toured eight European countries.  If not on a telephone tree, guests may contact Julie at 541-705-0047 so as to reserve your luncheon.

5. The Issue of Rights

We know what civil rights and copyrights are, but have you ever thought about your rights as a human being? The rights of individuals and groups are a vital discussion point these days, and perhaps it’s time we gave the issue of “rights” some serious thought.

You probably know about the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that the United States’ Declaration of Independence demanded from England in 1776. Over the decades since, around the world, we have given ourselves many other rights, too, though you probably didn’t learn about them in school. Interestingly, they’re not usually listed or written down.

You have the right to make mistakes, to be less than competent, less than perfect – in short, to be human. You have a right to ask for what you want and to get what you pay for. You have the right to feel good about yourself and to make choices that will cause you to grow. You have the right to decide how you will use your time and to limit other people’s demands on it.

You have the right to be taken seriously and to be heard when you have something to say. You have the right to be recognized for your accomplishments. You have the right to express your feelings of anger and pain as well as those of happiness and approval, as long as you respect the rights of others at the same time. You have the right to question authority, to ask for help and support, and to have privacy.

Finally, you have the right to stand up for your rights and your beliefs, and to direct the course of your own life as you see fit. In other words, you have the right to use – or not use – as much of your potential as you choose.

Are there other rights you’d add to the list? Which ones? Keeping in mind, or perhaps exploring, all of the consequences of retaining those rights that you hold dear, how important are they? How important are they to your family, your friends?

Just some food for thought… ~The Pacific Institute 

6. Latrelle Rhodes “L.R.” Smoot, Jr. 1933-2018

flower.rose.starLatrelle Rhodes ‘L.R.’ Smoot, Jr., 85, died peacefully at home in Moro, Oregon, Sept. 4, 2018. He was born May 28, 1933, in Williamsburg, Iowa, to Latrelle Rhodes Smoot, Sr. and Neva Virginia (Coe) Smoot. L.R. and his wife Clarice moved to Moro over 30 years ago for his work as principal at Grass Valley Elementary School. They settled in Moro because L.R. considered central Oregon ‘God’s Country.’

He is survived by his loving wife, Clarice H. (Baalson) Smoot; children, Kerry Smoot, Kim Stadeli and Dawn (Michael) McCormick; grandchildren, Kevyn

(Kalin), Karlee and Kambria Smoot, Briauna (Ryan) Charleton, Lindsay Stadeli, Levi Stadeli, Amanda Stadeli, and Ian McCormick; and sisters, Evelyn Stotts, Patty (Ronald) Mehaffy, Carol Honadel and Cindy (Chuck) Super. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Daniel Smoot; and sisters, Joyce Bennett, Loyce Jeffrey and Mary Etta Weber.

A memorial service will be held at the Moro Presbyterian Church Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Celilo Center in The Dalles, the Moro Presbyterian Church, Meals on Wheels, Lions Club and the American Legion of Sherman County.

7. Klindt’s Booksellers & Stationers’ Northwest Author Festival, Nov. 3

books.boyOregon’s oldest bookstore is excited to host the Northwest Author Festival on Saturday, November 3rd from 3-5PM. This annual celebration features authors who live and write here in the Pacific Northwest.

This year we will host twelve authors, each with a new title to celebrate. Authors will be stationed around the store and eager to meet readers, answer questions, and sign books. The festival will feature titles from diverse genres, so you are sure to find just the right book for everyone on your holiday gift list.

With authors spanning multiple genres, from local history to cooking, from children’s picture books to young adult fiction, there will be something for readers of all ages to enjoy. Our 2018 line-up includes:

  1. Pat Barry. Bonneville Lock & Dam: A Gift from the People of the Great Depression. Local Interest/History.
  2. Virginia Boecker. An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason. Young Adult Fiction.
  3. Jane Gibson. Gardener at Heart. Poetry.
  4. Wendy Gorton. 50 Hikes with Kids: Oregon and Washington.
  5. Darryl Lloyd. Ever Wild: A Lifetime on Mt. Adams.
  6. Dennis McGregor. You Stole My Name. Children’s Picture Book.
  7. Gretchen McLellan. I’m Done! Children’s Picture Book.
  8. Peter Nathaniel Malae. Son of Amity.
  9. Deborah Reed. The Days When Birds Come Back.
  10. Charlene Rivers. Parkdale Palette: Seasons.
  11. Aron Nels Steinke. Wolf’s Class. Middle Grade/Graphic Novel.
  12. Lee Weinstein. Open. Act. Personal Development.

Authors are happy to write personal messages in books. If you would like signed books but can’t make the festival, just give us a call. Our staff can get books signed for you and we’ll hold them for later pick up.  We hope to see you at the Northwest Author Festival on November 3rd from 3-5PM at Klindt’s Booksellers. The event is free and open to the public.