Sherman County eNews #295


  1. Veterans Day

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

  3. Betty Allene Sabey 1933-2018

  4. Challenging Your Perspective

  5. Sherman County History Tidbits: 1950 High School Basketball Tournament

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

1. Veterans Day

StarYellow“Duty, honor, country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.” —Gen. Douglas MacArthur


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StarYellow“It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.” —Army Veteran Charles M. Province

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

Logo.ShermanPub.School.Library2017The 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.

Crafts in Stacks – November Gifting Event – Saturdays
Each craft costs $5 and all supplies are included.
Crafts are open to all ages, younger children will need their grownup to help them. This is a great way for kids and adults to make personalized gifts for loved ones.

November 17 at 2pm – Leather Earrings
Create your own customized faux leather earrings, you will have your choice of colors and designs. You may add glitter, paint, vinyl or beads to make them unique. This project made possible, in part, with funding from the Sherman County Cultural Coalition

Hallmark Movie and Cup – November 24 at 1pm
Come at 1pm to make your own hallmark movie watching mug or stemless wine glass. The movie will start at 2pm.
The Christmas Train
A cynical journalist decides to take a train from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles for Christmas to get inspiration for a story in honor of his late father. He gets to know the other passengers and runs into an old flame while aboard.
Run Time 1hr 39 min

Traveling Lantern Presents: The Story of Ebenezer Scrooge! – Saturday, December 1 at 11am during the bazaar.

3. Betty Allene Sabey 1933-2018

flower.rose.starBetty Allene Sabey, age 85, passed away on November 7, 2018, at her home in Moro, Oregon. Betty was born in La Grande, Oregon on July 12, 1933, to Elias Lincoln York and Stella Mae Baird. She was the oldest of 10 children. She grew up in Summerville, Oregon, where her family had a small farm. After selling the farm, the family moved to Ridgefield, Washington.

She married Theo “Ted” Duane Sabey on June 9, 1950. Ted was in the Army and shortly after their wedding, he was deployed to Korea. Betty stayed in the states until she could join him in Hawaii after his service where they lived for two and a half years. They returned to Oregon by way of a ship named the Laura Lee.

Betty had many different jobs over the years. She was a licensed barber, worked at a fish cannery, cooked meals for ranch hands, worked for a butcher, was an in-home caregiver, and was a cook at Sherman High School.

Betty was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her two grandsons teaching them arts and crafts. She enjoyed drawing, painting, sewing and gardening. These hobbies led her to countless years of volunteering in the open class pavilion at the county fair.

She is preceded in death by her twin sister, Lettie, her parents, Elias and Stella York, her son, Terry Sabey, and her brothers David York, Stephen York, Alvin York, and Michael York.

She is survived by her husband, Ted, her daughter Teresa Hart (Darryl), two grandsons, Ryan Hart and Kevin Hart, and her siblings Alan York, Edna Wilson, Dan York, Fred York, and their spouses and children.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Betty’s name can be made to Heart of Hospice.

Services will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 1:00 pm at the Moro Community Presbyterian Church with graveside following at the Rose Cemetery. Afterward, family and friends are welcome to gather at the Sherman County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

4. Challenging Your Perspective

Today, let’s talk about a way to look at things from a different perspective. It’s called “Context Reframing,” and it’s a technique you can use to help shift your perspective from negative to positive.

Our past experiences influence our ability to perceive what’s happening in the world and to interpret what we perceive. However, there are many ways to experience a situation. One of the keys to living a successful life is to consistently interpret your experience in ways that support you in getting the results you want.

Context Reframing is a technique that can help you do just that. It involves taking an experience that seems to be negative and imagining how the same experience can be an advantage, if you see it in another context. Children’s literature is full of context reframing. The ugly duckling suffered great pain because he was so different from his peers, but his difference was his beauty as a full-grown swan. Rudolph’s nose, at first an object of ridicule, turned into an advantage and made him a hero in the context of a dark, snowy night.

Many parents of disabled children help their kids turn what some call handicaps into special gifts. And plenty of folks have turned failure into learning experiences that helped them succeed in a big way down the line.

So, you see, it’s not what happens to you in life that makes or breaks you. It’s how you interpret what happens to you – and that decision is completely in your hands. ~The Pacific Institute

5. Sherman County History Tidbits: 1950 High School Basketball Tournament

From the tournament program: The 14th Annual District 6-B High School Basketball Tournament sponsored by The Dalles Lions Club was held at Kurtz Gymnasium in The Dalles, March 1, 2, 3 & 4, 1950. The Rufus Consolidated School principal was Mrs. Martha E. Brady, the Wolves were coached by Donal Brislain, colors were scarlet and white, and the yell leaders were Dorothy Blackburne, Jessie Rice and Carol Smith. The players were Howard Steward, Norman Brand, Dick Francis, Jack Steward, Wayne Eaton, Dick Peck, George Riggs, Gayle Eaton and Charles Wilson. The Moro High School principal was K.G. Young, the Huskies were coached by Ted Merydith, colors were orange and black, and yell leaders were Marie Balzer and Dorothy Wilson. The players were Wily Knighten, James Roberson, John Alley, Terry Bucholtz, Ron May, Richard Rust, Roy Harvey and Dave Moore. The Wasco principal was Cliff Wynkoop who was coaching with Francis Rinehart, colors were purple and gold, the cheer leaders were Carol Briggs and Erma Wallace, the team manager was Don McIntyre, and players were Lloyd Gosson, Gordon Buck, Joe Yocom, Bill Nisbet, Chuck Wallace and Leo Roberts.

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


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