Sherman County eNews #310


  1. All County Prayer Meeting, Dec. 5

  2. Updated Sherman High School Basketball Schedule

  3. Coming soon to your public/school library

  4. SCHS Fall Program: Beacons of the Gorge, Dec. 9

  5. How Do You Define Success?

  6. Greg Walden elected as top Republican on Energy and Commerce Committee

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

1. All County Prayer Meeting, Dec. 5

church.family1The All County Prayer Meeting is Wednesday, December 5 @ the Wasco Methodist 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

2. Updated Sherman High School Basketball Schedule

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Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 – Varsity girls game vs Damascus Christian has been cancelled, boys JV is now scheduled for 3:00, varsity boys remain at 4:30

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 – Sherman vs Trinity Lutheran at Sherman High School, not in Bend, buses not needed for this game

Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 – JV boys game vs Condon/Wheeler has been cancelled, varsity girls remain at 4:00, varsity boys remain at 5:30

Thursday – Saturday, Dec. 27 – 29 – 1A Classic Tournament at McKenzie is cancelled for Sherman.

Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 – JV boys game at Condon has been cancelled, varsity girls remain at 6:00, varsity boys remain at 7:30, bus departs at 4:00

3. Coming soon to your public/school library

45 plus college courses on dvd from highly rated instructors nationwide.

15 to 40 plus lectures depending on subject matter–including graphics,
maps, pictures and diagrams. Each lecture is 30 minutes. These courses are made possible by a donation from your new Sherman County Education
Foundation. Courses cover math, physics, cosmology, world war history,
medieval history, middle eastern and ottoman history, economics, native american history, supreme court history, bill of rights and constitution, geology, meteorology, paleontology, earth’s evolution, philosophy, economic system comparisons, terror in 20th century, history of freedom.  These courses do not require a background in math or science. They are geared toward a general audience. —Sherman County

4. SCHS Fall Program: Beacons of the Gorge, Dec. 9


Susan Buce will share the history of the beacons that were used to light and guide the way for pilots and early mail service in the Columbia Gorge area. Learn when and where these structures were put in place, their importance & enjoy the local connection she has to this interesting presentation, Sunday, Dec. 9th doors open @ 1 p.m. , Presentation 1:30 p.m. at the Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro, OR.
Questions? Call: 541-565-3232

5. How Do You Define Success?

Most people want to be successful, but not everyone knows what success looks like. In fact, the concept of “success” can be a real subject of contention because everyone has their own definition of success – and we should. Today, let’s try to understand the meaning of success.

What does it mean to be successful? Do you consider yourself a success? If so, why? If not, what will success look like when you have finally achieved it?

These are important questions to ask yourself, because your happiness in life may depend upon your answers. Some people seem to believe that success means a wardrobe full of designer clothes, a fancy car and a beautiful house in a nice part of town. Other people think that success means not having to work at all after they win a few million in the lottery. Still others think that success is giving up everything they own and devoting their lives to helping others.

To a certain extent, all of these folks are correct. For many people, success means getting to do what you really want to do in your work life and in your love life, doing it very well, and feeling good about the fact that you’re doing it. It is about finding your true purpose and using your talents and abilities, and discovering a way to live it out for the time that you have here.

It is perfectly fine to choose a purpose for yourself that doesn’t mean much to the rest of the world. Failure comes only in having no purpose at all. It’s not “failure” to perform poorly at things that don’t have any value to you, as long as it doesn’t intentionally hurt anyone. Failure is performing poorly or haphazardly at something that you have decided is important.

In the final analysis, you are a success when you are actively engaged in becoming the person you most want to be, contributing to society and not just taking up space. And in that, you are the only person who can define “success” for you. ~The Pacific Institute

6. Greg Walden elected as top Republican on Energy and Commerce Committee

American flag2WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Republican Steering Committee has elected Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) to serve as the top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the upcoming session of Congress. Walden today released the following statement:

“I thank my colleagues and am honored to have earned their support to serve as the Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the next session of Congress. The Energy and Commerce Committee has broad jurisdiction over many of the issues we face in Oregon and across the West. Under my leadership, the Energy and Commerce Committee has worked in an overwhelmingly bipartisan manner to advance key legislation for our district.

“We’ve made historic strides in the fight against the opioid crisis, which takes the lives of more Oregonians than traffic accidents. We’ve modernized the Food and Drug Administration, to help patients in Oregon get access to the best cures and treatments available.  Legislation we advanced to bridge the digital divide will help bring high-speed Internet to our district so rural communities can tap into the 21st Century economy. And we’ve passed into law measures that will help Oregon boost hydropower production, put old industrial sites back into active use through the EPA’s Brownfields Program, and ensure people across our state have safe water to drink by upgrading our drinking water infrastructure. There is much more work to be done, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Energy and Commerce Committee to ensure that bipartisan success continues for Oregonians.”

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

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