Sherman County eNews #291


  1. Sherman County & Oregon Election Results

  2. Public Meeting Announcement: Sherman County School District, Nov. 13

  3. All County Prayer Meeting, Nov. 7

  4. 2018 Fall Grant Awards Announced by Cultural Coalition

  5. Kids’ Gym at Wasco School Events Center Most Every Friday

  6. Controlling the Inside World

  7. Sherman County History Tidbits: 1947 Sherman 4-H Placings

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

“You’ve got the strongest hand in the world. That’s right. Your hand. The hand that marks the ballot. The hand that pulls the voting lever. Use it, will you.” —John Wayne

1. Sherman County & Oregon Election Results

Sherman County

1,359 eligible voters

1,002 ballots cast

County Judge:

Joe Dabulskis 532

Mike Smith 436

Write-ins 5

County Commissioner, unopposed:

Tom McCoy 816

Write-ins 16

~Sherman County Clerk

~Oregon Election Results:

~Sherman County:

2. Public Meeting Announcement: Sherman County School District, Nov. 13

Logo.Sherman High SchoolThe Sherman County School District Board of Directors will hold a Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, that will include a public comment session. During the public comment session at 6:30 p.m., the Board will receive public input from constituents regarding possible rezoning of board positions to three zoned and two at-large. The regular board meeting will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held in the meeting room of the Sherman County School/Public Library.

3. All County Prayer Meeting, Nov. 7

The All County Prayer Meeting is Wednesday November 7 @ the Kent Baptist 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

4. 2018 Fall Grant Awards Announced by Cultural Coalition

Fall grant awards for 2018 have been announced by the Sherman County Cultural Coalition (SCCC) committing $8,160.00 to projects that strengthen existing cultural resources or engage the community in the arts, heritage or humanities in Sherman County.

Seven project applications met the goals and priorities established by the Coalition in the Sherman County Cultural Plan. Successful applicants and projects are as follows: City of Grass Valley – Annual Easter Egg Hunt; Grass Valley First Baptist Church – Spring Fling; Grass Valley Pavilion Restoration Committee – Annual Max Nogle Dinner/Dance/Auction; Sherman Elementary Fourth Grade – Fourth Grade Writing Journals; Sherman Elementary School – Elementary Artist in Residence; Sherman County 4-H Basic Sewing Club – Basic Sewing Program Supplies; Sherman SKORE Cheerleading Program – Project Team Spirit.

Funding for these community projects was made possible with a grant award received from the Oregon Cultural Trust plus matching funds generously provided by Sherman County. Applications for the next grant cycle will be available in the spring of 2019.

For additional information on the Sherman County Cultural Coalition, please visit our website at .

5. Kids’ Gym at Wasco School Events Center Most Every Friday

TricycleBeginning 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.

6. Controlling the Inside World

Are you compulsive about anything? Maybe you can’t stand to be late or you have to make the beds before you leave the house. Have you ever thought about how you got that way or asked yourself what it costs you to continue?

Suppose, for instance, that you are compulsively punctual. You probably got that way through fear feedback. Possibly, when you were young, you were trained to be on time by scolding or humiliation, or some form of punishment. What did you learn? “I can’t be late, or awful things will happen.” Now here you are at age 27, 37, 57 or even 87, and you are running a little late. You start to tense up andyou think, “I have got to get there on time.” You don’t think, “or else I’m going to get in trouble,” because you’re an adult now. However, you are still operating on a program that was installed when you were a kid. You are still trying to avoid punishment or humiliation.

You know, the same computer that drives a submarine can run a school system, if you change its program. All you need to do, if you want to get off your own back, is deliberately change your program. It may have been put in by accident, but it can be replaced by intent. Becoming aware of it is the first step. Deciding how to change it comes next.

What will you tell yourself the next time you are driving at break-neck speeds, endangering others on the road, to arrive on time? Why not affirm that it’s OK to be a little late once in a while, because it’s true. There are going to be times when you simply cannot control the outside world. But you can control your inside world: Apply a little perspective to the situation, and then relax.

The “have to, or else” situations in our lives are rarely rock-hard, immovable, “the world will end if I don’t get there on time” events. So take a good look at the “or else” consequences in your life. If they have no bearing on specific aspects of your life today, perhaps it is time to let them go. ~The Pacific Institute

7. Sherman County History Tidbits: 1947 Sherman 4-H Placings

4-H clover1Sherman County Journal, 1947:

“Boys Bring Cash and Honors Home from Pacific International. In addition to winning the honors for county herd the boys who took stock to the Pacific International brought home many other prizes in the livestock divisions.

“Ed Fritts was first in the light Angus class and Clarence May first in his Hereford class. Alfred Kock took second with his heavy Hereford and Roger Ball also has a second place ribbon, won with a Hereford steer.

“Winners of fourth places were Terry Bucholtz with an Angus, Stephen Oveson with a Hereford and Ed Fritts with a Hereford. Roger Ball took a fifth place with a Hereford. Ed Fritts, with a Shorthorn, Harry Hartley with a Hereford, James Hartley with a Hereford, Scott Fritts with Herefords took ninth in places in their classes. Keith Barnett took a tenth with a Shorthorn, Merle Eakin took an eleventh and Rodney Rolfe took a fifteenth place with a Hereford. None of the Sherman County calves were thrown out by the classification for not being ready for the show.

“Joan Oveson took first with her lamb and Dick Oveson took third with his Hampshire hog. In the sale of these animals, the boys received approximately $15,000, the exact figure not having been received as yet.

“In the open classes, Millard Eakin’s Shorthorn bull, Diamond Souvenir, was first in his class as was his Wheatland Rosemary. They also took first as a pair. The Eakin herd placed third and fifth and second in other classes. Tom Fraser’s Belgians took ribbons although fewer horses were shown from the Fraser farm this year than usual.

“Sherman County boys participated in the calf scramble and have calves to feed for the next year. Ed Fritts won the Hereford given by the Mann’s farm from Pendleton as a prize for showmanship.”

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

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