Sherman County eNews #296


  1. The Magnificent Seventh Max Nogle Dinner, Dance & Auction, Nov. 17

  2. Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators’ Meeting & Program, Nov. 20

  3. How to Avoid Spreading the Flu at Work

  4. Challenging Your Perspective – Part 2

  5. Sherman County History Tidbits: 1950 Troop 25 Scouts Make Trip to Annual Jamboree

  6. Sherman County Organizations – A List to Update

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

1. The Magnificent Seventh Max Nogle Dinner, Dance & Auction, Nov. 17

Join us for our 7th Annual Max Nogle Dinner, Dance & Auction! Tickets are $25 advanced purchase and $30 at the door. Social Hour will start at 5:30 p.m. with the return of My Bartender bar service. Cash or credit accepted. Tri Tip Dinner with a baked potato bar, salads, garlic bread and carrot cake bars for desert will be served at 6 p.m.  Live Auction @ 7 p.m. featuring a 1886 45-70 Sporting Rifle and Gun Safe Raffle. Dance featuring Countryfied @ 9 p.m.
We will be selling Max Nogle Dinner Dance & Auction Yeti Tumblers!

Stay tuned for a list of amazing auction items! We are very excited for what is going to be another amazing event at the Pavilion.

~ Grass Valley Pavilion Restoration & Rejuvenation Project


2. Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators’ Meeting & Program, Nov. 20

Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators, will meet at noon Tuesday, the 20th at the Hood River Valley Adult Center.  The program will be presented by Paul Zastrow as he takes us on his summer’s travels to Finland and Italy. Guests are welcome.  Acting as hosts will be Merrijo Gredler and Paul Zastrow.  The raffle basket is being offered by Julie Carter and Jan Leininger.

3. How to Avoid Spreading the Flu at Work

Stay home—work can wait.

hand.wash4It’s flu season, which means you know the drill: If you get sick, stay home from work. But what if you have a big meeting, or an important deadline?

“Most people know they should stay home, but still find reasons to go into work,” said Liz Hill, SAIF’s Total Worker Health® adviser. “Not only does this expose your co-workers to an illness, it also makes it a lot harder for your body to recover.”

Hill suggests managers can help set expectations during flu season. This includes:

  • Encouraging workers to use their sick leave. Oregon law requires employers with 10 or more employees to provide 40 hours of paid leave per year.
  • Making it easy for workers to wash their hands. Consider having alcohol-based hand sanitizer available on worksites where handwashing facilities are not available.
  • Planning for flu season. When employees are out, extra work can fall to other staff members—increasing their likelihood of getting sick or injured. Have a contingency plan for being short on employees.

Most importantly, managers should lead by example. “It sometimes seems managers are the least likely to take a sick day,” said Hill. “Remember, you are setting the tone for the whole team—if you get sick, stay home.” For more information on flu prevention at work, visit

4. Challenging Your Perspective – Part 2

Yesterday, we talked about the valuable skill of Context Reframing and how it can help you turn negatives into positives. Today, let’s take it one step further.

Are you locked into your behaviors – trapped and controlled by them – or are you in charge of your actions, and fully accountable for the results you get in life? If you want to take charge, one of the most important things you can do is to learn how to interpret your experiences in ways that help and support you rather than in ways that undermine and obstruct.

You see, every experience has multiple meanings, depending on who is looking and what they are focusing on. Imagine two teachers looking at the same child. One says, “This child is a motor-mouth and never shuts up. Completely disruptive and difficult.” The other teacher says, “This kid has a lot to contribute and is not a bit shy about doing so. Very active and has good verbal skills.”

Do you see the difference? How do you suppose these two teachers approach the same student? How different would their approaches be? You can apply this same example to the workplace, families, anywhere personalities and behaviors can be observed.

You see, we behave not in accordance with the truth, but with the truth as we perceive it and believe it to be. Take a minute and think of situations in your life which are presently challenging you. How many different ways can you see each of these situations? Can you put yourself into a different position, a different perspective? What can you learn by seeing these situations differently?

Can you assign different meanings to them by changing your point of view? And, most importantly, how does doing this free you to behave differently? Our thoughts control our actions, so it is vitally important that we stay in charge of our thoughts. ~The Pacific Institute

5. Sherman County History Tidbits: 1950 Scouts of The Dalles Area Make Trip to Annual Jamboree

June 1950: “Troop 25 Scouts on Long Trek. Scouts of The Dalles Area Make Trip to Annual Jamboree.

“Jamboree Troop 25 of The Dalles area left by train Tuesday night to take part in the National Jamboree to be held at Valley Forge, Penn. The boys and their parents assembled at Vancouver where last minute preparations were made. A potluck dinner was given for the boys and their parents before taking the train to Vancouver, B.C. The trip east will take them via Canadian National railroad to Winnipeg, then south to St. Lois, to Valley Forge by way of Washington, D.C.

“The return trip will take in New York, Chicago, then south to the Grand Canyon, on to Los Angeles, San Francisco and back to Portland. Conducted tours have been arranged for the boys along the way.

“Following is the roster of the Troop:

“Captain A. Leppaluoto, Scoutmaster; H.F. Root, Assistant Scoutmaster, J. Kimball, Assistant, Scoutmaster.

“Neil Hunt, Maupin, Senior Patrol Leader; Larry Kaseberg, Wasco, Scribe; Robert Howell, Wasco, Quartermaster.

“Buffalo Patrol: James Roberson, Moro, Patrol Leader; Robert Martin, Moro, Asst. Patrol Leader; Edwin Balsiger, Roger Miller, Moro; Donald Schilling, Ross Norton, Arden Peters, Rodney Rolfe, Grass Valley.

“Golden Eagle Patrol: Dennis Mesecher, Goldendale, Patrol Leader; Robert Witters, The Dalles, Asst. Patrol Leader; James Hempill, Dufur, Keith Leppaluoto, Richard Boyle, The Dalles; Fred Stone, Joel Olsen, Goldendale; Everett Stratton, The Dalles.

“White Stag Patrol: Bill Root, Wasco, Patrol Leader; Douglas Alley, Wasco, Asst. Patrol Leader; Leroy Stultz, Donald McIntyre, Norman Fridley, Wasco; Donald Patton, Brenton Mattes, The Dalles; Larry Odle, Klickitat.

“Rattlesnake Patrol: Franklin Herrling, Maupin, Patrol Leader; Donald Lindhorst, Dufur, Asst. Patrol Leader; Walter Hanna, Than Kramer, Dufur; Robert King, Donald Paulson, Maupin; Jerry Britton, The Dalles; Hugh Dawson Jr., Dufur.”

A photo is captioned, “Boy Scouts of Area Who Will Attend Jamboree. Picture is Jamboree Troop 25 of The Dalles District, Portland area council which assembled at the city park here last Sunday to receive instructions to prepare them for the trip to the National Scout Jamboree to be held in Valley Forge, Penn. Behind the troop is the sign they will carry with them on the trip. –Elite Studio photo.” The banner reads “Troop No. 25, Land of the Mighty Columbia, The Dalles District, Portland Area Council.”

6. Sherman County Organizations – A List to Update

pen.markerLet’s take a look at the engagement, responsibilities and participation required or desired in order for our 1,750 citizens to provide or benefit from organized services and activities—local, regional and state. Participants include elected, employed and volunteer personnel, boards, committees, councils and commissions, regional and county. First compiled about 2001 with a list of 144 entities, this list reflects population and other demographic changes.

Please send corrections & additions to

  1. Alcoholics Anonymous – AA
  2. Area Commission on Transportation
  3. Association of Oregon Counties, District 5
  4. Biggs Service District
  5. Biggs Service District Budget Committee
  6. Cemetery: City of Grass Valley
  7. Cemetery: City of Moro
  8. Cemetery: Emigrant Springs
  9. Cemetery: Kent
  10. Cemetery: Michigan
  11. Cemetery: Rose Hill
  12. Cemetery: Rufus Pioneer
  13. Cemetery: The Observer Farm aka Old Kent
  14. Cemetery: Wasco Methodist
  15. Central & Eastern Oregon Juvenile Justice Council
  16. Church – Baha’i Faith
  17. Church – Catholic Parish Council, Wasco and Grass Valley
  18. Church – Grass Valley Baptist
  19. Church – Kent Baptist
  20. Church – Moro Community Presbyterian
  21. Church – Rufus Baptist
  22. Church – Wasco Church of Christ
  23. Church – Wasco United Methodist
  24. City of Grass Valley
  25. City of Grass Valley Budget Committee
  26. City of Moro
  27. City of Moro Budget Committee
  28. City of Rufus
  29. City of Rufus Budget Committee
  30. City of Wasco
  31. City of Wasco Budget Committee
  32. City of Wasco Memorial Day Celebration Committee
  33. City of Wasco – Wasco School Events Center
  34. Court Appointed Special Advocates (for children)
  35. Deschutes Basin Water Management
  36. Eastern Oregon Rural Alliance
  37. Family Care Resource & Referral, Lifespan Respite Care
  38. Fire Protection District: Moro
  39. Fire Protection District: North Sherman County
  40. Fire Protection District: South Sherman
  41. Frontier Regional 911 Agency
  42. Frontier TeleNet – Gilliam, Sherman & Wheeler
  43. Healthy Start
  44. Kent Water District
  45. Little League
  46. Little Wheats Daycare
  47. Local Public Safety Coordinating Council per ORS 423.560
  48. Lower Deschutes Water Quality Management Team
  49. Lower John Day Regional Ag & Natural Resources Enhancement Board
  50. Lower John Day Regional Partnership
  51. Lower John Day Water Quality Management Team – Sherman & Gilliam
  52. Mid-Columbia Center for Living – Tri-County Mental Health Board
  53. Mid-Columbia Community Action Council – Sherman, Wasco, Hood River
  54. Mid-Columbia Economic Development District
  55. Mid-Columbia Housing Authority / Cascade Housing [Sage Wind]
  56. Mid Columbia Producers, a cooperative
  57. North Central Education Service District
  58. North Central Public Health District
  59. North Central Livestock Association
  60. Northern Oregon Regional Corrections – NORCOR
  61. Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Budget Committee
  62. Oregon Athletic Officials Association – Regional Athletic Officials
  63. Oregon Consortium
  64. Oregon Grains Commission
  65. Oregon Wheat Growers League
  66. Oregon Wheat Growers League, Sherman County chapter
  67. Oregon State University Extension & 4-H – Sherman County
    1. Sherman County 4-H Leaders Association
  68. Oregon State University Extension Service Advisory Committee
  69. Pioneer Potlatch
  70. Scouts: Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts
  71. Sherman County Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco Prevention Coalition
  72. Sherman County Ambulance
  73. Sherman County Ambulance Advisory __
  74. Sherman County Athletic Foundation
  75. Sherman County Childcare Foundation dba ABC Huskies
  76. Sherman County Cultural Coalition, Oregon Cultural Trust
  77. Sherman County Democratic Committee & Precinct Committee Persons
  78. Sherman County Development League
  79. Sherman County ________ Foundation
  80. Sherman County Farm Bureau
  81. Sherman County Government
    1. Sherman County Board of Property Tax Appeals
    2. Sherman County Budget Committee
    3. Sherman County Court
    4. Sherman County Emergency Services Advisory Committee
    5. Sherman County Fair Board
    6. Sherman County Food Bank
    7. Sherman County Planning Commission
    8. Sherman County Public Safety Coordinating Council
    9. Sherman County Rural Road Advisory Committee
    10. Sherman County Senior & Community Center
    11. Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Committee
  82. Sherman County Health District – Sherman County Medical Clinic
  83. Sherman County Historical Society & Museum
  84. Sherman County Junior Hoops
  85. Sherman County Lions Club
  86. Sherman County OSU Experiment Station Advisory Committee
  87. Sherman County Preschool
  88. Sherman County Public/School Library Board
  89. Sherman County Republican Committee & Precinct Committee Persons
  90. Sherman County Scholarship Association
  91. Sherman County School District – Sherman County School
  92. Sherman County School District – Booster Club
  93. Sherman County School District Budget Committee
  94. Sherman County School District Elementary Parent Teacher Organization
  95. Sherman County School District Vocational Ag Advisory Committee
  96. Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District Board
  97. Sherman County Watershed Council
  98. Tri-County Community Corrections
  99. Tri-County Hazardous Waste Advisory Committee
  100. USDA Farm Services Agency County Committee
  101. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  102. Wasco Electric Cooperative, Inc.

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

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