Sherman County eNews #286


  1. FREE Hazardous Waste (+ E-WASTE) Event for Households, Ag Producers and Businesses, Nov. 2

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

  3. Studded tire season in Oregon begins Nov. 1

  4. Passion and Determination

  5. Union Pacific Foundation boosts CGCC welding

  6. A Positive Mental Attitude

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

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.”        —Samuel Adams (1781)

1. FREE Hazardous Waste (+ E-WASTE) Event for Households, Ag Producers and Businesses, Nov. 2

WHAT:  Get rid of unwanted hazardous waste, electronics and medicine, too

WHEN:  Friday, November 2, 10am-2pm

WHERE:   Wasco School Events Center, Wasco, OR


Paints and stains of all types      

Yard, garden, pool and spa chemicals

Cleaners, disinfectants, solvents and glues

Automotive fluids (antifreeze, brake fluids, motor oil, etc…)

Art and hobby chemicals

Fluorescent lamps, CFL bulbs and ballasts

Propane bottles and tanks

Old gasoline

Fire extinguishers

Batteries (all types)

ELECTRONICS   Only Accepted Items:

Computers, Monitors, Laptops/Tablets, TV’s, Keyboards, Printers, Mice, and Cell Phones


Unwanted prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and pet medicines. NO sharps (Free sharps disposal for households at: Hood River Transfer Station, Dalles Disposal, Moro Medical Clinic)

Items NOT Accepted

Explosives, ammunition, asbestos (call us to find out how to dispose of)

*Businesses —Although FREE, pre-registration is required for businesses.

This helps our contractor bring the proper supplies. To Register, please contact:

Stericycle Environmental Service at (360) 772-2838,

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

books.boy Saturday, November 3rd, 2018  3– 5PM

Oregon’s oldest bookstore, Klindt’s Booksellers, 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.

3. Studded tire season in Oregon begins Nov. 1

The studded tire season in Oregon begins Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 and runs through March 31, 2019. 

ODOT encourages drivers to consider other types of traction tires or chains. If you must travel when weather conditions present difficulties, use other types of traction tires or chains, or postpone your travel until conditions change for the better. Our latest study (2014) concluded studded tires cause about $8.5 million in damage each year on state highways.

Alternatives to studded tires

  • Chains: Link chains, cable chains or other devices that attach to the wheel, vehicle, or outside of the tire that are specifically designed to increase traction on snow and ice. Drivers should note that link chains may not be recommended for use on some types of vehicles; check your owner’s manual.
  • Other traction tires: Other types of traction tires are available. These traction tires meet Rubber Manufacturers Association standards for use in severe snow conditions and carry a special symbol on the tire sidewall showing a three-peaked mountain and snowflake. They work about as well as studded tires on ice, but work better than studded tires or regular tires in most other winter conditions. And they cause no more damage to road surfaces than regular tires.

Know before you go: Please visit or call 511 for the latest road conditions. ODOT provides bad-weather driving tips and how-to videos online:

4. Passion and Determination

How badly do you want to succeed in life? Let’s look at the importance of passion and determination in getting what you want.

Do you know anyone who is afraid to want something very badly for fear that they may be terribly disappointed if they don’t get it? Maybe you feel this way sometimes yourself. This kind of negative thinking can sabotage your efforts and create a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Many years ago, a young man, who wanted to become a lawyer, wrote to Abraham Lincoln for advice. Lincoln replied, “If you are resolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already. Always bear in mind that your resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.”

You see, one of the qualities that separates many successful people from extremely talented people who fail, is the sheer force of their will, their passion, and their overwhelming desire. Tommy Lasorda (of U.S. baseball fame) is fond of saying, “Races are not won by the fastest athletes; fights are not won by the strongest men. But the races are won, and the fights are won, by those who want to win most of all.”

Willpower may not always override talent, but it is the factor that causes people of ordinary ability to accomplish extraordinary things. Another quote from the 90-year old Mr. Lasorda: “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” You see, the challenge is in your mindset.

If your goal, or your dream, is strong enough to generate your passion, are you willing to change the way you think, in order to achieve it? Is your thinking flexible enough to take a thorough exploration of how you do things today, how you think today, and then make changes in perspective to get you on the road to where you want to go? ~The Pacific Institute 

5. Union Pacific Foundation boosts CGCC welding

Welding students at Columbia Gorge Community College’s campus in The Dalles will hone their skills with an expanded array of equipment thanks to a $12,900 contribution from Union Pacific Foundation.

The contribution to Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation will be used to purchase additional “stick” welders and more advanced equipment used in alloy welding. There are 10 welding booths in the college’s welding lab, which opened in 2014 as part of the Ft. Dalles Readiness Center; Sherman County provided an initial contribution of $100,000 to launch the welding classes.

Union Pacific Foundation’s investment is through the Foundation’s “Community Ties” grants program focused on workforce development, and will enable the college to increase the number of students receiving basic and advanced welding instruction. Coursework includes manufacturing processes, blueprint reading and CAD design. The Dalles High School instructor Robert Clark teaches the class, which is open to area high school students as well as students enrolled at CGCC.

Union Pacific announced its “Community Ties” program in April 2018, increasing its contributions to $30 million in grants and partnerships. Union Pacific connects 10,000 customers in 23 states across the western United States. Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation supports scholarships, facilities and academic programming at Columbia Gorge Community College under the guidance of a volunteer board. Its mission is “to build dreams, transform lives and cultivate respectful relationships that promote lifelong learning.”

6. A Positive Mental Attitude

No one could ride a horse if the horse discovered its real strength. The same thing is true for people. Horses are massive, gentle creatures who are by far larger and stronger than the men and women who handle them, yet they docilely obey the commands they are given. It doesn’t seem logical that a large, powerful animal would allow itself to be mastered by a human being, yet we have been able to use our intelligence to dominate the animal kingdom. You can use these same forces to allow the positive side of yourself to dominate the negative. A Positive Mental Attitude allows you to tap the source of great power that resides within you, enabling you to accomplish things you never before believed were possible. ~Napoleon Hill Foundation

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Sherman County eNews #285


  1. Kids’ Gym at Wasco School Events Center

  2. Notice. Sherman County Court, Grant Housing Review Committee Meeting, Nov. 6

  3. Introducing New Provider at Sherman County Medical Clinic

  4. Teaching Value and Respect

  5. Rep. Walden to Join Secretary of the Air Force at Kingsley Field, Klamath Falls

  6. Letter to the Editor: Mike Smith for Sherman County Judge

  7. Oregon Law: Newspaper in Which Public Notice May Be Published

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

1. Kids’ Gym at Wasco School Events Center

boy.telephonetalkBeginning this Friday, and continuing most every Friday through March, WSEC will be hosting “Kids Gym.”   This will be an opportunity for parents and their pre-school children to play inside for a couple of hours when the weather is too cold to be outside.   Kid Gym will go from 10 a.m. to noon, and parents who attend with their pre-schooler(s) will need to sign a release form to participate. Cost is $5/week, or free if you are a member of the WSEC Fitness Center. This is not a babysitting service; children must be accompanied by an adult.   Feel free to bring toys, trikes, etc. for your child(ren) to play with. 

2. Notice. Sherman County Court, Grant Housing Review Committee Meeting, Nov. 6

ShermanCoLogoThe Sherman County Court and the Grant Housing Review Committee will hold a joint Work Session on November 6, 2018, at 10 a.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039.

3. Introducing New Provider at Sherman County Medical Clinic

The Sherman County Medical Clinic is thrilled to announce the newest member of the Clinic team! Christina Rust DPT, PT, MS, PA-C will be joining the practice in November as a medical provider.

Ms. Rust graduated from the University of Washington MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant program in August of this year. She is relocating to this area from Sandpoint, Idaho to be closer to family. She is the second oldest of 8 children and 4 of her siblings currently live in the Columbia gorge area. Prior to returning to PA school, Christina was an orthopedic physical therapist. She graduated from Creighton University in 1996 with the nation’s first Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Her specialties included sports, orthopedics, work injuries, back pain and arthritis. At the Sherman County Medical Clinic, she plans on expanding the current general family practice to include a more robust women’s health program. In her free time, Christina loves spending time outdoors enjoying such activities as hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Having grown up in a rural, small town, Christina is excited about providing much needed medical services in Sherman County and is looking forward meeting the patients.

At this time, the Sherman County Medical Clinic is also announcing the retirement of long-time medical provider, Mark Corey. Mr. Corey has been an asset to this community and has helped broaden healthcare services in Sherman County. Mr. Corey has spent the last 11 years skillfully tending to the needs of his patients and will continue to do so through the end of December 2018. He will be missed by many. We wish him the best in all his future endeavors!

4. Teaching Value and Respect

In the decade between 2006 and 2016, teen suicide in the U.S. soared over 70%, according to the Centers for Disease Control this past March. And while some adults are able to ignore the steady stream of negative social media, it is the rare teen who can. “Cyber-bullying” – that instant proliferation of vicious “text assault” by their peers – has become one serious cause of the despair that leads to teen suicide. And unfortunately, there does not seem to be an end in sight, despite the efforts of social media platforms to filter the worst of the bullying.

Are there solutions? Well, there are ideas. Short-term “band-aid” approaches can only offer short-term help. What is needed is an early intervention approach. It starts with teaching our children, at the earliest of ages, to value and respect each other. Parents, grandparents, older siblings – it is our responsibility to help guide those younger citizens in what is acceptable behavior. More than that, it is our accountability to teach them how to positively interact with each other, using ourselves as examples. Every interaction we have becomes a learning opportunity for our youth.

Additionally, we are accountable to get outside of ourselves and pay attention to those around us. If we take the time to stop, watch and listen, we will raise our own awareness of those who are silently screaming for help, and be able to offer an uplifting word, or some kind, gentle attention. It’s the feeling that no one cares that hastens the slide into that downward spiral.

The downward spiral is an early-warning system. Early recognition can provide the opportunity to stop the slide. We then work to bring ourselves back to the “surface,” perhaps avoiding a full-blown depression. This early detection also gives us the opportunity to get help from someone with professional experience.

Life is precious, and as far as anyone knows, we only get one shot at it here on earth. We all have contributions to make. The talents and abilities you possess, your character and personality have a purpose. They are a major part of the contribution you make, every day, to the world around you. Does one life truly count? Of course, it does! Every minute of every day! ~The Pacific Institute

5. Rep. Walden to Join Secretary of the Air Force at Kingsley Field, Klamath Falls 

American flag2Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson to join Walden in Klamath Falls to meet with base commanders, troops, and local veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today announced that the Secretary of the Air Force, Heather Wilson, will visit Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base in Klamath Falls this weekend on invitation from Representative Walden. Secretary Wilson will join Walden in Klamath Falls to meet with the troops and commanders at Kingsley Field to learn more about the home of Oregon Air National Guard’s 173rd Fighter Wing, including the base’s capability to become a future home of a next-generation fighter jet, such as the F-35.

“I am proud to announce that, for the first time in the base’s history, the Secretary of the United States Air Force is coming to Kingsley Field,” said Walden. “Kingsley Field plays a vital role in America’s military readiness and the local economy, and enjoys overwhelming support from the community in Klamath Falls. Secretary Wilson will get a firsthand look at the expansive air space, top-grade military infrastructure, and the unmatched work ethic of Kingsley’s leaders and the troops stationed here, and learn more about why the base is a fitting home for the F-35. Secretary Wilson and I served together in the House of Representatives, and we have been working together over several months with Colonel Jeff Smith and the Oregon Air National Guard to make this visit a success. I appreciate Secretary Wilson’s willingness to spend the time here on the ground in Klamath Falls to get a better understanding of the military capabilities, vast training space, and broad community support that make Kingsley Field integral to our national defense strategy and uniquely suited for the F-35.”

This announcement comes less than two weeks after Representative Walden invited the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Mac Thornberry (R-TX), to Kingsley Field to meet with commanders at Kingsley and hear about their priorities for the base. Representative Walden has been a steadfast advocate in Congress for maintaining a military presence at Kingsley Field and ensuring the base has the long-term support it needs to succeed into the future.

The upcoming visit by Secretary Wilson represents the first time that an Air Force Secretary has been to Kingsley Field since the construction of the base in 1928. Kingsley Field and the United States Air Force recently secured a 77-year lease with the City of Klamath Falls to ensure a military presence at the base until 2095. This represents the longest lease currently established between the Air Force and a military base in the United States.

Secretary Wilson will join Representative Walden at Kingsley Field on Saturday, November 3. Further details on the agenda of the visit will be provided in the coming days.

6. Letter to the Editor: Mike Smith for Sherman County Judge

pencil.sharpI am writing to ask you to vote for Mike Smith for Sherman County Judge because of all the things he has done for our county and continues to do. As Commissioner Mike lead the effort to bring fiber optics into the County. This is the reason we are going to have fiber to the homes in all the cities. That will also make a big difference to houses like mine out in the country because less people will be using the wireless.

A problem we had at the Fair was the Court had always made the Fair Board spend its money on maintaining the buildings as well as putting on a Fair. Mike was the one who figured out the County was responsible for the buildings. He was able to get the Court to give us money for the buildings so the Fair Board could spend its funds putting on a better Sherman County Fair. It’s all in the Court minutes for you to find out for yourselves.

Mike continues to find ways to help the County. He even has a group now that would help out kids and bring over 50 jobs to the County.

For these reasons and many more I ask you to vote for Mike Smith as Sherman County Judge.

Ted Sabey

7. Oregon Law: Newspaper in Which Public Notice May Be Published


2017 ORS 193.020¹ [Also see ORS 193.010 to 193.030]

ORS 193.010: Newspaper – Definition:

“Newspaper” means a newspaper of general circulation, published in the English language for the dissemination of local or transmitted news or for the dissemination of legal news, made up of at least four pages of at least five columns each, with type matter of a depth of at least 14 inches, or, if smaller pages, then comprising an equivalent amount of type matter, which has bona fide subscribers representing more than half of the total distribution of copies circulated, or distribution verified by an independent circulation auditing firm, and which has been established and regularly and uninterruptedly published at least once a week during a period of at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the first publication of the public notice. Interrupted publication because of labor-management disputes, fire, flood or the elements for a period not to exceed 120 days, either before or after a newspaper is qualified for publication of public notices, shall not affect such qualification. [Amended by 1979 c.760 §1; subsection (1) renumbered 174.104 (“Public notice” defined) in 1999]

Newspaper in which public notice may be published:

(1)Any public notice of any description, the publication of which is now or hereafter required by law, shall be published in any newspaper, as defined in ORS 193.010 (Definitions for ORS 193.010 and 193.020), which is published within the county, city of which any part lies within that county, city, district or other jurisdiction where the action, suit or other proceeding is pending, or is to be commenced or had, or in which the legal publication is required to be given.

(2)If publication in only one newspaper is required by law, and if more than one newspaper fulfills the requirements of subsection (1) of this section, the public notice shall be published in that newspaper which the moving party considers best suited to give actual notice. However, nothing in this subsection prohibits the publication in more than one newspaper if desired by the moving party.

(3)If no newspaper is published within the county, city, district or jurisdiction where the action, suit or other proceeding is pending, or is to be commenced or had, or in which the legal publication is required to be given, public notice shall be published in:

(a)The newspaper published nearest to such county, city, district or jurisdiction; or

(b)Any publication that is published in such county, city, district or jurisdiction and that satisfies all the requirements for being a newspaper except that it is published less than once a week but not less than once a month.

(4)If more than one newspaper or publication fulfills the requirements of subsection (3) of this section, the public notice shall be published in that newspaper or publication which the moving party considers most effective for providing actual notice. [Amended by 1963 c.432 §1; 1979 c.760 §2; 1983 c.831 §1]

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