Sherman County eNews #30


  1. Sherman County 4-H Club News Reports

  2. All County Prayer Meeting, Feb. 6

  3. Regional History Forum WWI Music & Living History, Feb. 9

  4. Regional History Gathering: History After Hours, Feb. 15

  5. Seven opportunities across the state to talk to grant funders Feb. & March

  6. Grants Available for Historic Properties & Archaeology Projects

  7. Snippets from Newsletters in the Editor’s Mailbox

  8. Discovery Mode

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

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1. Sherman County 4-H Club News Reports

4-H clover1The Tiny Teaspoons 4-H Club met on October 13th from 3-5pm at the Cranston’s house. Attending were Savannah Blagg and Claire Cranston. Also in attendance were Joyce and Meagan Stone and Lynette Harris. Excused absence was Maddie Cranston. Pledge of Allegiance led by Claire and 4-H Pledge was led by Savannah. We made apple cider donuts and apple cider. We used an apple grinder and press to make the fresh apple cider by hand. We used the cider in our cake donuts. We would like to thank Mark Corey for the use of his apple cider press. Our next meeting will be Saturday, December 15th for Christmas Cooking Caroling. Meeting was adjourned at 4:45. Signed Savannah Blagg news reporter.

The Tiny Teaspoons 4-H Club met on January 26, 2019 at 3pm at the Cranston’s house. Attending were Lexi, Coral, Savannah, Maddie and Claire. Excused absences were Addison and Savannah DeGrange. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Savannah and 4-H Pledge by Claire. Today we made six healthy snacks using healthy ingredients and then taste tested them to see if they were as good as they promised. We made banana and chocolate chip baked oatmeal cups, healthy banana oatmeal lumps, raspberry coconut breakfast balls, no bake strawberry almond energy balls, 5 ingredient peanut butter energy bites and lemon blueberry energy bites. The overall consensus was that the peanut butter energy bites were the best. Least favorite was the lemon blueberry energy bites. Our next meeting will be February 23rd. Meeting was adjourned at 4:45. Signed Alexis Holt.

2. All County Prayer Meeting, Feb. 6

church.family1The All County Prayer Meeting is Wednesday, February 6th @ the Rufus Baptist 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

3. Regional History Forum WWI Music & Living History, Feb. 9

American flag2Washington State Park Ranger Mark Harris follows last week’s PowerPoint with a living history presentation at the Feb. 9 Regional History Forum program at the Original Wasco County Courthouse.  He will be joined by members of Cascade Singers offering music of WWI at the 1859 venue, 410 W. Second Place, The Dalles.  The program begins at 1:30 p.m.

Harris has family connections to WWI and began collecting items relating to the war.  His uniform is a faithful reproduction and his items a soldier would have carried into battle are both reproductions and genuine historic pieces.  He will take on the identity of a soldier and relate the soldier’s experiences in a first person “living history” dialogue with the audience.

The program was featured in the 2018 centennial of the armistice at Sam Hill’s Stonehenge, part of Maryhill State Park.  The landmark above the Columbia at Maryhill is a memorial to those from Klickitat County who died in the war.

2019 marks the actual end of WWI with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.  Music of the war is also part of Saturday’s program.  A medley of WWI songs and poetry will be offered by members of Cascade Singers.

This is the second program in the 2019 Regional History Forum series.  Admission is free but donations are welcome.  There is a TV monitor on the ground floor of the 1859 courthouse to serve those unable to climb the stairs.  Coffee and cookies will be served after the program.

4. Regional History Gathering: History After Hours, Feb. 15

Interested in History?

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History After Hours

Friday, February 15

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Old St. Peter’s Landmark

405 Lincoln Street, The Dalles

Appetizers, Drinks and

Birthday Cake for Oregon!

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5. Seven opportunities across the state to talk to grant funders Feb. & March

Oregon.Flat.poleMore than $5 million in funding will be available when Oregon Cultural Trust Manager Aili Schreiner joins with colleagues from the Cultural Trust’s Statewide Partners and other funders Feb. 12 through March 11 for “Conversations with Funders and Partners,” a seven-stop series of application workshops. Attendees will learn about funding programs available from multiple grantmakers and will have the opportunity to discuss their projects and programming. Other statewide programming resources and application preparation guidance (three locations) also will be presented.

Participating will be representatives from the Cultural Trust’s Statewide Partners – the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage, Oregon Humanities and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office – as well as counterparts from The Oregon Community Foundation (most locations), the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Travel Oregon and Portland’s Regional Arts and Culture Council (Portland location).

As a special bonus for potential applicants, the events in Lincoln City, La Grande and Roseburg will be combined with free application writing workshops presented by Meredith Howell of Travel Oregon. The application writing workshops are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon in Lincoln City and La Grande and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Roseburg, all in the same locations. Travel Oregon will also participate in the Conversations events in those locations.

Organizations encouraged to attend “Conversations with Funders and Partners” include libraries, arts organizations, museums, cultural centers, historical societies, arts alliances, literary groups and heritage organizations. All cultural nonprofit organizations are welcome.

Among the funding opportunities discussed will be the Cultural Trust’s 2019 Cultural Development Program; application guidelines will be posted on the Trust website Friday, Feb. 8, with an April 19 application deadline (see details below).

“Conversations with Funders and Partners” begin Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Bandon and conclude in Roseburg on Monday, March 11. Registration is not required. The full schedule is:

*   Bandon: 2-5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, Bandon Conference & Community Center (Room 4) 1200 11th St SW, Bandon, OR 97411

*   Eugene: 12-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, Eugene Public Library (Bascom-Tykeson Room) 100 W 10th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401

*   Lincoln City*: 1:30-5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, Lincoln City Cultural Center (Auditorium) 540 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367

*   East Portland: 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, Portland Community College (Southeast Campus Community Hall) 2305 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216

*   La Grande*: 1:30-5 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, Island City Hall (Community Meeting Room) 10605 Island Ave, Island City, OR 97850

*   Bend: 2:45-5:45 p.m., Thursday, March 7, Downtown Bend Public Library (Brooks Meeting Room) 601 NW Wall St. Bend, OR 97701

*   Roseburg*: 4:15-6 p.m., Monday, March 11, Ford Family Foundation, 1600 NW Stewart Pkwy, Roseburg, OR 97471

*Please note: Free grant application prep workshops, presented by Travel Oregon, will precede the events in Lincoln City, La Grande and Roseburg. The workshops are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon in Lincoln City and La Grande and from 1 to 4 p.m. in Roseburg, all at the same event locations.

6. Grants Available for Historic Properties & Archaeology Projects

Oregon.Flat.poleThe State Historic Preservation Office is offering grants for work on historic properties and for archaeology projects. The annual grants fund up to $20,000 in matching funds for preservation projects.

The Preserving Oregon Grants fund preservation of historic buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Work may include non-maintenance preservation like window repair, roof work, foundation projects, plumbing, and electrical needs. Recently funded projects include preservation of the 1924 Tourist Ferry in Astoria, the former schoolhouse in Creswell, IOOF cabins at Paulina Lake, Santiam Ski Pass Lodge, the Brown House in Stayton, the Tilly Jane Warming Hut on Mt. Hood, and YU Contemporary in Portland. The program also funds significant work contributing toward identifying, preserving and interpreting archaeological sites. An archaeology project was funded in Lincoln County.

The Diamonds in the Rough Grants help restore or reconstruct the facades of buildings that have been heavily altered over the years. These grants return buildings to their historic appearance and potentially qualify them for historic register designation (local or national). Façade projects in Cottage Grove, Dallas, Lebanon, Astoria, and The Dalles were funded in the last cycle.

The online grant application is simple to use and includes plenty of support.  Free grant workshops on project planning, grant writing, and using the online grant application will be available. A workshop will be held in Salem on March 19 and a webinar workshop will be available on March 15. Recorded trainings and tips are also online.

To learn more about the grants and workshops visit or contact Kuri Gill at or 503-986-0685.

7. Snippets from Newsletters in the Editor’s Mailbox

  • Oregon Wheat, An Official Publication of the Oregon Wheat Industry, February 2019: Cover photo of Oregon Wheat Growers League Executive Committee, President Alan von Borstel, VP Clint Carlson, Secretary-Treasurer Ben Maney and immediate past president Brent Cheyne; other board members are Tom Duyck, Ryan Thompson, Wade Bingaman, Erin Heideman, Rodney Cheyne, Kurt Melville and Josh Duling, Blake Rowe, CEO. In this issue: President’s Half Acre by Alan von Borstel; Pacific Northwest Wheat Growers’ 2018 Tri-State Convention; Oregon Wheat Growers League Recognizes Outstanding Leaders; Volatility and Noise by Wally Powell, chairman of the Oregon Wheat Commission; Revisiting Grass Weed Management Herbicide Tools in Oregon Wheat Production; 2018 Asian Wheat Quality Tour by Darren Padget, Oregon Wheat Commission; Staff Changes; Valentine’s Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. The Above & Beyond award recognized John Ruby, posthumously, for his ultimate sacrifice during last summer’s wildfires. | Oregon Wheat Commission leaders include Dale Case of Cove, Darren Padget of Grass Valley, Bob Newtson of Helix and Travis Jones of Beaverton, Blake Rowe, CEO.
  • Oregon Historical Quarterly, Winter 2018, The Journal of Record for Oregon History. In this issue: The 70th Anniversary of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest; Growing Up African American in Wallowa; Confluence’s Native American Story Gathering Project; A Review of Literature Telling the Nez Perce Story; and Research on Home Owners’ Loan Corporation Maps and Redlining.
  • Imprimis, A Publication of Hillsdale College [imprimis, [Latin] in the first place. In this issue: Do We Need Our Country Anymore? By Larry Arne, President, Hillsdale College.

8. Discovery Mode

Over the last few weeks, you have been encouraged to figure out what you can do to take charge of your life, your decisions and your plans for the future. Let’s revisit these themes a little more today, and then ask you this question: Do you know what you want for yourself?

Some people have trouble with this question. They know what they’re supposed to want – what their parents or bosses or friends or the media tell them they should want ­- but something isn’t quite right.

While they seem happy and successful, inside they feel unfulfilled, restless, in a rut, as if they have lost something but they are not sure what it could be. Some may even feel hopeless or terribly depressed. They can’t get what they want because they don’t know what it is.

You see, if you don’t believe you can have something, often you won’t let yourself want it. If you grew up in an abusive environment, or in a family where you were discouraged from expressing your wishes, or in a situation where survival took precedence over everything else, you may have trouble identifying what you want.

Knowing what we want is very important information, so here’s an idea to get you started. How about starting a want list? Keep a small notebook with you, or start a file on your tablet or smartphone. When you find yourself wanting something – anything at all, from new shoes to a new relationship – put it on the list.

Remember: It is OK to want, so let yourself dream. For the moment, don’t concern yourself about practicality or what anyone else will think, and don’t leave anything out. We are in discovery mode at the moment, not action mode quite yet.

Once your list is quite substantial, you can highlight or number the items you want most and set goals to achieve them. Can you have what you want? Probably. But first, you must figure out what that is. ~The Pacific Institute

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

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