Sherman County eNews #299


  1. Notice: Sherman County Public/School Library Board Meeting, Nov. 20

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

  3. Christmas Tree Sale, Dec. 1

  4. Commentary – NumbersUSA: Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs

  5. Sherman Boys Basketball and Portland Trail Blazers Night

  6. Belief to Behavior = Results

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

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” ~Cynthia Ozick

1. Notice: Sherman County Public/School Library Board Meeting, Nov. 20

The Sherman County Public/School Library Board will be holding a board meeting on Tuesday, November 20 at 6:00pm.

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

Logo.ShermanPub.School.Library2017The Library is open School Hours Monday- Wednesday.
We will be closed on Thursday the 22nd and Friday the 23rd in honor of Thanksgiving.
8am-4pm Monday and Wednesday.
8am-7pm Tuesday
10am-4pm Saturday.

Community Preschool Storytime – Every Tuesday at 10am
Join us for Preschool Storytime and crafts. Ages 0-6.

Hallmark Movie and Mug/Wine Glass – Saturday, November 24 at 1pm
Make a mug & watch a movie!
1 pm for mug/wine glass making.
The movie starts at 2 pm.
This project made possible, in part, with funding from the Sherman County Cultural Coalition

The Story of Ebenezer Scrooge – Saturday, December 1 at 11am.
The Traveling Lantern Theater Group Presents: The Story of Ebenezer Scrooge.
Come see the play then visit our table and the many other tables at the Annual Holiday Bazaar.

3. Christmas Tree Sale, Dec. 1


Christmas Tree Sale!

Sold by the Sherman County School Class of 2021

Date:  December 1, 2018

Location:  Sherman County School

Time:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Trees available:

3 – 8 ft Noble Fir

5 – 9 ft Douglas Fir

5 – 7 ft Grand Fir

Prices starting at $25.00

4. Commentary – NumbersUSA: Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs

 5. Sherman Boys Basketball and Portland Trail Blazers Night

sport-basketballCome watch your Sherman Husky Boys Varsity Team take on the highly ranked St. Paul Buckaroos on January 9th starting at 1:00 at the Moda Center in Portland!  Your ticket purchase allows you to cheer on the Huskies from any seat in the arena.  However, you must sit in the designated seat shown on your purchased ticket for the evening Blazer game vs the Chicago Bulls.

Your ticket for the Trail Blazers is also your ticket into the arena for the Sherman vs St. Paul basketball game and is required for admission.  A portion of the ticket sales will help support the Sherman High School Basketball Program.


You can purchase your tickets from the link below.


~Audrey Rooney, Registrar

Sherman High School

65912 High School Loop

Moro, OR 97039

PH: 541-565-3500 ~ Fax: 541-565-3319

6. Belief to Behavior = Results

Do you know what a self-fulfilling prophecy is? If you do, do you know how it works? This is handy information to have, because, believe it or not, each of us has the power to create the kind of self-fulfilling prophecies we want.

Most people know that a self-fulfilling prophecy is an event, which, because it is predicted and expected, is therefore more likely to happen, and even be caused to happen.

Here’s a favorite example: According to an article in an older “Success Magazine,” two different groups of psychologists were asked to observe the same child at play. One group was told beforehand that the child was emotionally disturbed. The other group was told that the child was a genius. When the psychologists were asked to report on their observations, each group had found evidence to support their preconceived ideas.

Now, it is important to realize that self-fulfilling prophecies are everyday experiences – not just laboratory experiments. What do you expect your day to be like when you get up in the morning? How do you expect your kids to behave? What do you expect from traffic? How much success do you expect for yourself?

If you predict failure, failure is generally what you’ll find, and if you expect excellence, excellence is very likely what you’ll see. How we think about a situation, what we believe about an upcoming situation, determines how we behave, and how we behave, more than anything else, determines the results we get.

That’s how self-fulfilling prophecies work – there is nothing magical about it. What you get in life is pretty much what you think and believe, coming back at you.

What did you expect for today? Did you get it? Are you happy with that, or do you want it to be different? You do have the power to change what you expect. So, what do you expect for tomorrow? ~The Pacific Institute

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

bird.owl.limbTrack the Oregon Christmas Tree to U.S. Capital

Oregon’s junior senator wants to be able to run for president without giving up his U.S. Senate seat.

Energy Skeptic: Germany’s Wind Energy Mess as Subsidies Expire

Resilience: A Prophet for Our Tech-Saturated Times

How many wild horses should the Ochocos hold?

Watch Your Language: Idioms are creative little clusters