Sherman County eNews #277


  1. Jane (French) Frees 1921 – 2018

  2. Letter to the Editor: Vote for Joe Dabulskis – Honesty, Integrity, Sincerity

  3. Reminder for Trunk or Treaters for Oct. 26

  4. Opportunity or Waste of Time?

  5. Sherman County History Tidbits: 1947 Scholarships to 4-H Summer School

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

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” —John Adams (1770)

1. Jane (French) Frees 1921 – 2018

flower.rose.starFuneral services for Jane French Frees will be held this Saturday, October 20, at 10:30 a.m. at Moro Community Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Moro Cemetery.  A reception will follow at the Senior Center in Moro.

Jane was born September 25, 1921, in Grass Valley, Oregon, to Giles and Lela French.    She passed away October 7, 2018, in Portland.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Wyman and Clint; her husband of 66 years, Bill; and her sister, Patty Moore.

Memorial donations may be made in Jane’s honor to Sherman County Historical Society, or a charity of your choice.

2. Letter to the Editor: Vote for Joe Dabulskis – Honesty, Integrity, Sincerity

pencil.sharpHonesty, integrity and sincerity are important words.  They are especially important when describing those who lead our county.  Joe Dabulskis embodies those qualities; add his experience and we have a judge who will make us proud.  Please vote Joe Dabulskis for Sherman County Judge.

Forest Peters


3. Reminder for Trunk or Treaters for Oct. 26

Halloween.scare.sunDon’t forget to get your Trunk or Treat release form in if you are planning on decorating your trunk on Friday, October 26th. Vehicle Line-up is at 5:40. Trick or Treating starts at 6pm. Forms can be found at any city hall, at the school or online by either emailing or visiting our PTO Facebook page. Hope to see you there!

4. Opportunity or Waste of Time?

How well do you wait for things? Today, let’s talk about what happens when we are forced to wait for something.

These days, everywhere you look people are in a hurry. Timesaving devices are cropping up as fast as weeds in an empty lot, because, as we all know by now, “time is money,” and we all seem to be in a mad rush to either save it or spend it.

But what happens when you are forced to wait for something? For example, you have a 4:00 dental appointment, but you don’t get in to see the dentist until 4:45. Perhaps, you are on the end of a line that is ten people long at the supermarket, or a couple of hundred people long at the movie, waiting for your turn. Or, and here is a growing problem in major cities around the world, you are stuck in traffic – morning and evening, and all day long.

Now, there are two ways to look at waiting. You can spend the time fuming, working yourself into a tizzy about all the valuable time you’re being forced to waste, raising your blood pressure and your stress level as you sit or stand there. Or, you can regard waiting as a gift of time. What can you do with this gift? Here are just a few suggestions.

Use it to develop possible solutions to personal problems. Do mental gymnastics – commit something to memory or see how long a list of things you can remember. Get creative. Make up life histories for the people around you. Carry a book with you, one that you find difficult to read for more than a short period at a time. Crossword or other word or number puzzles are great for filling time and exercising the brain. Set goals for the rest of the day or week. Or better yet, think of something unexpected you could do to please the people you love.

We each receive 86,400 seconds for each day. We don’t get to bank them. What we don’t spend effectively disappears at midnight. How can you creatively use the time you spend waiting? Here’s another suggestion: Use it to create a better life. ~The Pacific Institute

5. Sherman County History Tidbits: 1947 Scholarships to 4-H Summer School

4-H clover1Sherman County Journal, 1947:

“4-H Clubbers Selected for Summer School.

“The following 4-H club members have won schlarships to the 1947 Summer School, June 17 to 27th inclusive, based on exhibits at Sherman County Fair last September:

Larry Kaseberg, Wasco, Sun Life Insurance Co. of Canada;

Doran Fritts, Grass Valley, Sherman County Club;

Dick Oveson, Moro, Diamond Circle Ranch, M.R. Eakin, owner;

Alfred Kock, Jr., Grass Valley, Golden Hills Hereford Ranch, H.D. Eakin, owner;

Bob Hoskinson, Moro, Harlandview Grange;

Scottt Fritts, Grass Valley, U.S.National Bank, The Dalles;

Clarence May, Grass Valley, First National Bank, Moro;

Wily Knighten, Moro, Sherman County Club;

LeRoy Martin, Kent, Sherman County Club;

Duane Eakin, Grass Valley, Safeway Stores, Inc.;

Dick Wilson, Kent, Moro Breakfast Club;

Douglas Alley, Wasco, Sherman County Club;

Jean Zevely, Grass Valley, Johnson Bros. Bank, Dufur;

Marie von Borstel, Grass Valley, Sherman County Club;

Donna Kay Sparling, Moro, Rufus Grange;

Geraldine Lundy, Wasco, Sherman County Club;

Priscilla Melzer, Moro, Alex Marshall Food Store, The Dalles;

Joan Oveson, Moro, Sherman County Club;

Dorothy Wilson, Kent, Sherman County Club;

Diane Christianson, Moro, Sherman County Club;

Ed Fritts, Grass Valley, Cattle & Horse Raisers’ Association of Oregon for exhibit at the Pacific International Livestock Exposition.”

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

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