Sherman County eNews #298


  1. Sherman Student Selected to Play in the NAFME All Northwest Wind Ensemble

  2. Sherman County Education Foundation Logo Contest

  3. Marilyn (Powell) Clark 1940-2018

  4. Turkey Bingo at the Goldendale American Legion Post, Nov. 17

  5. Collateral Stress

  6. Oregon Capital Insider Index: This week in Salem, by the numbers

  7. Oregon Fire Marshal Strike Teams Work on Camp Fire Incident in California

1. Sherman Student Selected to Play in the NAFME All Northwest Wind Ensemble

Logo.Sherman High SchoolOutstanding music students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming have received top honors by being selected to participate in one of our 2019 National Association for Music Educators (NAFME) All-Northwest performing groups.  A Sherman High School student will join over one thousand other outstanding high school student musicians in this gala event. NAFME All-Northwest high school bands, orchestras and choirs will meet in Portland, Oregon, February 14-17. They will rehearse and perform in concert under the direction of world-renowned conductors. These All-Northwest musicians were selected from over 4370 students who auditioned to participate in this outstanding event, which is managed by the Washington Music Educators Association. Many professional musicians credit their All-Northwest experience as crucial in their decision to choose music as a career. Thousands of others whose career paths took them in different directions have great memories of participating in this inspiring and motivating musical experience and claim that it was a life changing experience for them. Well-known Northwesterners who have participated in past years’ All-Northwest groups include: trumpeters Doc Severinson and Allen Vizzutti, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist David Horsey, 2008 National Teacher of the Year Andrea Peterson, and jazz saxophonist Kenny G.

Emma Witherspoon was selected to play in the NAFME Wind Ensemble next February. Emma is a junior at Sherman County School. ~Sherman County School District

2. Sherman County Education Foundation Logo Contest

art.toolsThe new Sherman County Education Foundation is sponsoring a logo contest. Our mission is to enhance the excellence of education of all the Sherman County community and students’ experiences and provide balanced curriculum. Our vision is to assist the Sherman County School District to designate funds to provide more creative programs and innovative experiences.

Design must include our tagline: Our kids. Our Future.
Please also provide your name and phone number. Contest is open to all ages.
Entries are due on November 29th and can be submitted by
mail:PO Box 68, Moro, OR 97039
Drop off at the Sherman County Public Library or at any of the school offices.
Winner will be announced at the Annual Holiday Bazaar in Moro, Country Christmas Bazaar in Grass Valley, Sherman County Historical Museum and right here on the eNews. $50 cash prize.
Questions: email us at

3. Marilyn (Powell) Clark 1940-2018

flower.rose.starMarilyn Clark, a retired homemaker, passed away at the age of 77 on November 5, 2018. Marilyn’s life began on November 18, 1940 when she was born to Marion “Bud” and Rosemary Powell, joining big sister Judy. She was raised in Moro, The Dalles and Hood River, Oregon, graduating from Hood River High School in 1958. Shortly after graduation, she married Don Clark with whom she had two children, Mark and Melanie. Don and Marilyn were married for 21 years.

Marilyn’s fascination from an early age was genealogy. We found letters from extended family dating from the early 1960s, answering her questions about her ancestors. She loved traveling to far-off cemeteries when she learned of an ancestor’s final resting place, and one of her favorites was a visit to Boston to visit the grave of Charles Bulfinch, her 3rd Great Grandfather who, she liked to brag, was the architect of the US Capitol building in Washington DC.

Marilyn volunteered her time and resources to the Providence Hood River Hospital, as well as to Parkhurst Place. She could always be counted on to provide special love and care to elderly and special-needs friends. She was also a strong supporter of Alzheimer’s Research.

Marilyn was a proud member of the Hood River chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, as well as of the local Sewing Club where we are sure she never raised a needle.

She leaves behind her old cat, Callie; sister Judy and brother-in-law Lyle; son Mark; daughter Melanie and son-in-law Dave; granddaughter Stephanie and husband Josh, and the light of her life, great-grandson Langston; niece Theresa and husband Scott; and many dear local friends and extended family.

Services were held Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Anderson’s Tribute Center 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031.  Memorial contributions would be most appreciated by one of Marilyn’s two charitable passions: the Sherman County Historical Museum or the Alzheimer’s Association.

4. Turkey Bingo at the Goldendale American Legion Post, Nov. 17


Brought to you by Goldendale American Legion

Louis Leidl Post 116


TIME: Noon until???

25 cents per card per game

All winners get a FREE TURKEY!

5. Collateral Stress

Compulsive behaviors and the negative costs we charge ourselves, in the way of extra tension and stress, can add up over time and cause physical as well as emotional distress. “Compulsive punctuals” are good examples, with their overwhelming need to be on time disrupting traffic with erratic driving and the ultimate distress – road rage. Today, let’s flip that around a bit because there are negative costs to going too far in the opposite direction.

Compulsively punctual people generally cause the extra stress and tension on themselves first, but there can also be a cost to those around them as they basically force others to adhere to their obsessive schedule. While some of us think that constantly being early is not a bad thing, nobody wants to be constantly forced into it, and the effect on work teams can be destructive. It’s not much fun, and when we feel pushed, we tend to push back.

So, what happens when a team member is constantly late? Interestingly enough, that same stress and tension plays out within the group, and the effect is equally destructive. Someone (or more than one) winds up having to cover for the missing member, take up extra duties, and typically find themselves behind on their own work. If it happens often enough, the rest of the group begins to question the late arriver’s commitment to the job and the rest of the team.

If you are a constant “late arriver,” there is a balance to be found, and it begins with a little research. What gets in the way to a smooth on-time arrival? Do you find yourself pulled in too many directions as you get ready for work? If so, a little re-organization of priorities can make all the difference. If on-time arrival is a part of the job description, then assigning priorities to your morning becomes a little easier.

If arriving late is a lifelong pattern, then ask yourself why? Where does it come from? Identifying the source of the behavior puts you halfway toward changing it. And if you truly want to change the behavior, then start creating new pictures of yourself arriving on time -or maybe a little early. Paint the picture of the benefits, focus on those pictures, and watch the behaviors – and those of your work team – change for the better. ~The Pacific Institute

6. Oregon Capital Insider Index: This week in Salem, by the numbers

Oregon.Flat.poleHere are 10 numbers that illustrate some of this week’s big, and small, Oregon political stories.

  • 81,600:New addresses the state of Oregon has found in the run-up to the 2020 census, according to The Salem Reporter.
  • $408 million:Amount of additional federal money the state could receive if those addresses are verified by the federal government.
  • 97:Ballots turned in late in Multnomah County by an unnamed political group, an incident that the Secretary of State’s Office is investigating because it could violate state law, according to Willamette Week. Defend Oregon, a liberal campaign committee, said that campaign staff had turned in late ballots and issued an apology Thursday.
  • $1 billion:Approximate additional revenue the state will collect in the current budget, exceeding state economists’ mid-2017 projections.
  • $724 million:Estimated “kicker” amount.
  • $174:Amount of tax money the median taxpayer will get back if predictions hold.
  • 3:Oregon wilderness areas that the U.S. Forest Service wants to limit access to with a permit system starting in 2020: Mt. Jefferson, Three Sisters and Mt. Washington, according to the Statesman-Journal.
  • 46,999:Visitors the areas received in 2011.
  • 132,118:In 2016.
  • 146:Hate crimes reported in Oregon last year, according to The Oregonian/OregonLive.


7. Oregon Fire Marshal Strike Teams Work on Camp Fire Incident in California

emergencyFireThe Oregon State Fire Marshal (OSFM) strike teams (ST) continue critical work on the Camp Fire Incident burning in Butte County, California.  The OSFM currently has 75 engines and approximately 300 personnel from throughout the Oregon Fire Service currently assigned to the incident. The Camp Fire is the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century and although cooler weather is helping firefighters to gain ground, we know that the search for people will continue. As the number of fatalities increase, we continue to monitor the effects this has on our first responders and to provide the necessary peer support. The safety and well-being of our firefighters is, and will remain, our number one priority.

Thirteen OSFM ST are working 24 hour shifts on the fire constructing direct lines and holding control lines to mitigate the threat of fire escaping.  They are also engaged in mop up and patrol. Two OSFM ST are assigned to the Rescue Division, working 12 hour shifts. Their assignments involve securing water lines, gas lines, and LPG storage and lines, as well as working to clear structures and assisting search and rescue recovery efforts.

Chief Deputy Ruiz-Temple states, “Oregonians can take great pride in the sacrifice of our firefighters during this time of year. We also keep their families in our thoughts who will certainly miss them during the upcoming holiday. When giving your thanks next week, please keep everyone affected by the fires in your thoughts as they face the grim task of rebuilding their property and lives”.

The Oregon strike teams are expected to remain on the fire through Friday, November 23rd; however, as conditions improve their return home may change.


Sherman County eNews #297






Trusting in His Blessing

church.family1In Mark chapter 10 we have a contrast between the faith of little children and the treasures of a good man with great possessions. Despite His disciples trying to turn the children away, Jesus welcomed them saying, “Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” It was the accepting faith of the children that Jesus praised, and with this “He took them in His arms and began blessing them….”

In contrast to the children was that man of means who asked Jesus what “he must do” to inherit eternal life. Recognizing his performance base, Jesus replied telling him that he knew the commandments (the Ten and others). To this the man assured Jesus that he had kept all of them from his youth. We read in Mark 10:21, “Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, “One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”” This man was devout in his practice, but was he willing to give it to follow after Jesus? We read in the next verse that the man was saddened and that he went away not willing to sell all of his property.

These two examples illustrate the difference between grace and works. Works are commendable, but they don’t save anybody. It’s not that we have to be simple or even than we have to be paupers. Rather, it is the attitudes of the heart that moved them to action that are emphasized here. The children were willing to come to Jesus and climb into His open arms. The man couldn’t get past what he might lose of what he had gained to be blessed with something even greater.

Joe Burgess
Pastor, Kent Baptist Church

2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)


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THANK YOU. How do you put into words the gratitude and thanks to all the people who believed in and supported me during this election. Every person who has run a campaign, win or lose, has my deepest respect. This is not an easy process. I am humbled by the outpouring of words and deeds these last months. Your confidence in me is overwhelming. Thank you for selecting me to serve you. Sincerely, Joe Dabulskis

APPRECIATION & RECOGNITION. Sherman County School District Staff, Student and Community Recognition, November 13, 2018: We are extremely fortunate to have gracious staff and community members who support our school and students. While it is possible that we may periodically miss an opportunity to thank someone, we sincerely appreciate the commitment of all of our supporters. We would like to recognize the following people for their devotion to our schools, students, staff and community… … …

THANK YOU, TIMES-JOURNAL! Inspiring thoughts and reminders in the column,  Mac’s Musings! Recognition of Dewey’s 104th birthday and a short summary of his life of service to others. ~Sherry Kaseberg, Editor, Sherman County eNews

For the beauty of the earth, For the beauty of the skies, For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies; For the wonder of each hour Of the day and of the night, Hill and vale, and tree and flower, Sun and moon, and stars of light; For the joy of ear and eye, For the heart and mind’s delight, For the mystic harmony Linking sense to sound and sight… Lord of all, to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise. ~Folliot S. Pierpoint, 1864; Conrad Kocher, 1838, The Hymn Book (Presbyterian).


HAPPY 104th BIRTHDAY, DEWEY THOMAS! Thank you for a lifetime of service to your family, church, community, county and country.  ~Larry and Sherry


GRASS VALLEY PAVILION RESTORATION & REJUVENATION PROJECT. 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 an 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! We are very excited for what is going to be another amazing event at the Pavilion. | RANCH HAND AUCTION PACKAGE –proceeds from this package will go to Brennah Miller who is fighting breast cancer. ~ Grass Valley Pavilion Restoration & Rejuvenation Project 11/16 ~



“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” — Unknown


Brennah Miller is a young wife and mother, an electrician and a cancer patient.

DONATE A PIE! BUY A PIE! The Sherman County Senior & Community Center is holding a Thanksgiving Pie Bake Sale on Tuesday November 20th at noon. We are requesting pie donations from the community, and if anyone is interested in donating a pie please contact Kari Silcox, 541-565-3191, Thanks! 11/16


PT RECEPTIONIST. MCP is looking to hire a PT Receptionist for our main office in Moro, OR. This is a customer service/ technology-oriented position requiring developed interpersonal communication/social skills. Normal hours will be 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday, unless covering other employees’ schedules. Please contact Daniel at 541-565-3737 or stop by the Mid Columbia Producers’ office for further details.

HOUSEKEEPER. Tyee Motel in Rufus, looking for full-time housekeeper, please contact 541-739-2310. 11/16

AREA REPRESENTATIVE. Non-Profit Organization Looking for Community Area Representatives to Join our International Team. ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking individuals to serve as Area Representatives in your local community.  ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United States for high school students from around the world.  Students are 15 to 18 years of age, have passed a series of academic and character requirements and are awaiting an opportunity to embark on their American Adventure. — Area Representatives recruit and screen prospective host families, interview students to study abroad and supervise the exchange students in their community.  Area representatives are compensated based on the number of students they are supervising. There is also a great bonus opportunity. — ASSE’s primary goal is to contribute to International understanding by enabling students to learn about other languages and cultures through active participation in family, school and community life. ASSE’s Area Representatives are the cornerstone of the organization, making all of this possible! For more information about ASSE or becoming an Area Representative, please call our Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or email us at Please check out our website at  We look forward to welcoming you to the ranks of Area Representatives nationwide – striving towards a world of understanding, one child at a time! 11/30


HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE & GIFTS will be at the Country Christmas Bazaar in Grass Valley on December 1st! Considerately Handcrafted one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor furniture and gifts created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels, old barn wood and other local reclaimed materials. Special orders available. Furniture repair and refinishing. ~The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | 541-993-4282 | 11/30

PIANO. Baldwin Spinet Piano – Maple colored – $300 OBO negotiable, would like it to find a home where it will be used. Thanks Very Good shape, I just want space for exercise equipment. Call or text Jeanne Kuettel @ 541-714-5740.  11/30 




FRIDAY KIDS’ GYM. Beginning this Friday, and continuing most every Friday through March, Wasco School Events Center (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. 12/28

FALL PHOTO SHOOTS. Now is the time for fall photo shoots! The leaves are turning colors and the air is getting cooler. It’s a great time to schedule a family or senior photo session. Lots of openings available. Ask for discounts by bundling a family and a senior session or two senior sessions. ~Jeremy S. Lanthorn | | (541) 993-2446 | (541) 333-2013 |

LOCAL HANDYMAN, GENERAL CONTRACTOR & EQUIPMENT OPERATOR. Large and small projects, indoors or out. Furniture repair & refinishing. Please call Kevin – 541-993-4282 | KCK, Inc. | Licensed, bonded and insured. CCB #135768. References available. 11/23




 3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

Sherman County School District Calendar


14-17 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention, Portland, Oregon

16 Thanksgiving Lunch at the Sherman Senior & Community Center

17 Betty Sabey Memorial Service 1 Moro Community Presbyterian Church

17 Fall Festival & Artisans’ Market 10-2 Condon

17 Community Thanksgiving Dinner 5 Moro Community Presbyterian Church

17 7th Annual Max Nogle Dinner/Auction/Dance, Grass Valley Pavilion Benefit

20 Sherman Senior & Community Center Pie Bake Sale for Thanksgiving

21 Sherman County Court 9


26 Sherman County Photography Club 6 Steve Burnet/OSU Extension Bldg., Moro

29 Deadline for Sherman County Education Foundation Logo Contest


1 Country Christmas Bazaar 9:30 – 4 Grass Valley Pavilion

1 Sherman County Fair Board’s Holiday Bazaar 10-3:30 Sherman County School

1 Sherman Historical Museum Christmas Open House & Museum Store Sale

1 Fossil’s Holiday Bazaar 9

1 Condon’s Light Festival & Parade 5:30

3 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10 Rufus

3 Grass Valley City Council 7

4 Moro City Council 7

5 Sherman County Court 9

5 All County Prayer Meeting, Wasco Methodist Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

6 Sherman County Fair Board 7

7 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

8 War Declared on Japan 1941

8 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Flying Around the World

8 Cascade Singers’ December Concert 7 Zion Lutheran Church

9 Cascade Singers’ December Concert 3 Zion Lutheran Church

10 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10

11 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

11 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

12 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30

12 Rufus City Council 7 City Hall

14 Community Renewable Energy Association (CREA) Board Meeting 10-1

15 BILL OF RIGHTS DAY; Iraq War Ended 2011

18 Wasco City Council 7 City Hall

19 Sherman County Court 9

20 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Board Meeting 10 NORCOR, The Dalles

21 Winter Begins


31 Official End of WWII 1946