Sherman County eNews #90


  1. Sherman County 4-H Camp Featured in National Publication

  2. Sherman County 4-H Club News: Sherman County Beef Club

  3. Weather: April Outlook & March Monthly Climate Summary

  4. All County Prayer Meeting, April 3

  5. Notice. Biggs Service District Public Meeting, April 3

  6. Notice of Job Posting: School Custodian

  7. Easter Bake Sale at the Sherman County Senior & Community Center, April 19

  8. Sherman County History Tidbits: Baseball

  9. Moving the Status Quo

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

“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment.” —George Washington (1783)

1. Sherman County 4-H Camp Featured in National Publication

4-H clover1Sherman County 4-H camp has the honor of being mentioned in a national publication IMPACT 2019 presented by the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS).  In the category of Childhood Obesity Prevention, Sherman’s “Be a Food Hero with a Healthier 4-H Camp Menu” is listed as an example of “Changing Environments Promotes Health”.

The publication mentioned how Sherman 4-H Camp has revamped its traditional camp menu by incorporating Oregon State University Food Hero recipes featuring more fruits and vegetables, adding more “from scratch” menu items, and offering outdoor cooking.

NEAFCS IMPACT 2019 will be used by Extension employees and volunteers at the Public Issues Leadership Development Conference. These education pieces will be shared in state delegation visits to their elected officials on Capitol Hill. Additionally, these impact statements are shared with USDA NIFA Administration and FCS Program Leaders and Joint Council of Extension Professionals leaders and representatives.  See the second page of the document at

2. Sherman County 4-H Club News: Sherman County Beef Club

4-H clover1The Sherman County Beef Club met on March 30th, 2019 at 9:00am. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Kole Martin and the 4-H Pledge was led by Bailey Coelsch. Attending were Teen Leader: Patrick Ramos, President: Courtney Coelsch, Vice President: Rhyder Smith, Secretary: Bailey Coelsch and Members: Kole and Natalie Martin. At our meeting and weigh in we discussed how to feed now and until fair, the equipment we need, training and we also elected officers. We talked about our upcoming event of hoof trimming which will be held in July. Our next meeting will be held sometime in April. The meeting will be adjourned at 10:15am.  –Bailey Coelsch, Secretary

3. Weather: April Outlook & March Monthly Climate Summary

You can find the April outlook and the March
monthly climate summary AND GRAPHS (toggle between color and gray) for Moro at

~ Marilyn Lohmann, National Weather Service Pendleton, 541-276-7832

4. All County Prayer Meeting, April 3

church.family1The All County Prayer Meeting is Wednesday, April 3 @ the Wasco Church of Christ. 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. ~ Red Gibbs

5. Notice. Biggs Service District Public Meeting, April 3

The Biggs Service District will hold a public meeting on April 3, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Meeting room at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street in Moro, Oregon 97039 to discuss items relating to the Biggs Service District Water System Project, and to the District.~ Merrie von Borstel, Biggs Service District Administrator, 541-565-5052

6. Notice of Job Posting: School Custodian


Sherman County School District is seeking a qualified part-time Custodial candidate to work at Sherman County School in Moro starting April 29 or before. Benefit package included. Criminal record check and pre-employment drug test required. For information and application materials please email Wes Owens @


The school custodian is responsible for performing custodial duties, minor maintenance and other miscellaneous duties in order to ensure that the school building and facilities are maintained in a healthy, safe and sanitary manner.

Application Method/Materials Required

Please submit a letter of interest, application and resume by April 18, 2019 to:

Wes Owens

65912 High School Loop

Moro, Oregon  97039

(541) 565-3500

Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer.

7. Easter Bake Sale at the Sherman County Senior & Community Center, April 19

The Sherman County Senior & Community Center is holding an Easter Bake Sale on Friday April 19th from 11am-12pm. We hope to see you all on April 19th for some yummy homemade treats! If anyone in the community is interested in donating some baked goods please let us know: 541-565-3191,

8. Sherman County History Tidbits: Baseball

sports.baseballBaseball was the big competitive sport. Interest was so high in games between Wasco and Moro that contests were conducted like tribal wars. Betting was high and money was often donated to hire a pitcher for the following game. Players from organized leagues played here under assumed names and the games were usually close and well played. Calef and Martin for Wasco, Saunders and Collins for Moro were two famous batteries. Walter Parry, Dolph Heydt, Carmody, Johnson, Guy Andrews, Ed Kaseberg were men who played for years. A little later Grass Valley developed a competing team built around the Olds family, with six sons playing in their time. ~Giles L. French, The Golden Land.

9. Moving the Status Quo

There is a very old story of a woman who sold fish all her life and knew nothing else. One fine summer day, she was invited to the palace to help prepare a feast for a royal festival. When she was shown to her room, she found it filled with fragrant flowers. “How disgusting,” she complained. “Please take me back and let me sleep near my pile of fish.”

Now why would she choose the stench of her dead fish over the sweet fragrance of flowers? It is simply because of habit and familiarity. It’s the old choice of picking “the devil you know.” And it confirms why we can get used to practically anything, once it becomes familiar – and it doesn’t matter if it’s good for us or not. The challenge is in being comfortable with the status quo.

In much the same way, we often hold on to our angers and sorrows, our bitterness and mediocrity because they are all we know. They offer us familiarity in an uncertain world and a self-image we can hold on to and feel comfortable with – even if it doesn’t necessarily make us happy.

But the miracle of life is that as soon as we realize that we can choose self-worth, approval and appreciation over pain and fear, a powerful force begins to work on us. The status quo changes. Over time, we can learn to acknowledge and nurture the essential goodness and strength that lies within each one of us. And we can learn to use our tremendous inner potential for both our own and the common good.

People use their inner potential every day. Challenges big and small are met and overcome, time and time again. The status quo can change whenever we want it to change, and that can become a growth habit we build. And the good news? Using more of our potential can be a habit, too. ~The Pacific Institute

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

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