Sherman County eNews #120


  1. Sherman Education Foundation Meeting Location Update, May 15

  2. North Central Public Health District Executive Committee Meeting, May 14

  3. Kindergarten Round-Up, May 21

  4. Defining Success for You

  5. Sherman County Emergency Services April Activity Reports

  6. Sherman County History Tidbits: The Oskaloosa/Western/Oskaloosa Hotel

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

The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance. It is humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions, which seem to us novel and plausible, have been tested before, not once but many times and in innumerable guises; and discovered to be, at great human cost, wholly false.  –Paul Johnson

1. Sherman Education Foundation Meeting Location Update, May 15

The Sherman Education Foundation meeting on the 15th will be held in the Student Lounge starting at 6pm.

2. Notice. North Central Public Health District Executive Committee Meeting, May 14

The North Central Public Health District Executive Committee will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 3:00PM. Meeting will be held at North Central Public Health District located at 419 E. 7th Street, in the Main Meeting Room, in The Dalles, Oregon.  This meeting is open to the general public.

3. Kindergarten Round-Up, May 21

Kindergarten Round-Up for incoming Kindergarten students will be held on Tuesday, May 21st at 6:00PM in the Kindergarten classroom at Sherman County School. Meet the teacher, learn about registration for next year, and learn about expectations for Kindergarten students. Dinner and childcare provided.

4. Defining Success for You

Most people want to be successful, but not everyone can tell you what success looks like. Today, let’s look at the meaning of success.

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

These are important questions because your happiness in life will probably depend on knowing the answers. Now, some people think that success means a wardrobe full of designer clothes, a fancy car with wi-fi hotspot, and a huge yacht. Others think that success is never having to work again after they win a few million in the lottery. Still others believe that success, for them, would be helping to find a cure for cancer or devoting their lives to serving others.

All of these folks are correct, if you define success as getting to do what you really want to do, doing it well, and feeling good about the fact that you are doing it. It is perfectly OK to choose a purpose for yourself that doesn’t mean a thing to the rest of the world. The important thing is that you have a purpose.

Now, would others want for you to have a higher purpose, a higher commitment to solving community challenges? Of course. In fact, most of us would find greater fulfillment in service to a cause greater than ourselves. But ultimately, the choice of what fulfills you is yours to make.

The only failure is performing poorly or haphazardly at those things you have chosen as being important to you. In the final analysis, you are a success when you are actively engaged in becoming the person you most want to be and doing the things you most want to do – and if those things can help improve the life of another, contributing to the benefit of society, so much the better. ~The Pacific Institute

5. Sherman County Emergency Services April Activity Reports

Submitted by Shawn Payne, Sherman County Emergency Services

Sherman County Ambulance

April 2019 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
4/03 6:53 AM Weakness Moro
4/04 3:16 AM Diabetic Problem Rufus
4/04 7:01 PM Lift Assist Moro
4/09 7:29 AM Sick Person Moro
4/11 2:38 PM Chest Pain Rufus
4/12 9:10 AM Sick Person Wasco
4/15 4:04 PM Breathing Problem Rufus
4/19 7:05 PM Choking Person Rufus
4/21 7:10 AM Nausea and Vomiting Rock Pile in Rufus
4/22 8:01 AM Possible Stroke Wasco
4/24 7:23 PM Sick Person Grass Valley
4/25 8:20 PM Kidney Stones Wasco
4/26 11:48 AM Laceration to leg Grass Valley
4/29 5:58 AM Motor Vehicle Crash – Rollover US 97  MP# 25
4/29 2:00 PM Leg Infection Grass Valley

North Sherman County RFPD

April 2019 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
4-02 7:47 PM Vehicle Fire I-84  MP# 108
4-19 7:07 PM Medical Assist Bob’s Texas T-Bone in Rufus
4-22 8:03 AM Medical Assist Wasco
4-25 8:27 PM Medical Assist Wasco

6. Sherman County History Tidbits: The Oskaloosa/Western/Oskaloosa Hotel

The People’s Republic, Moro, Sherman Co., OR

  • December 23, 1898: W.M. Reynolds sold out his hotel property last Wednesday to Chas. Golliher and Frank Morrow of Monkland, the new proprietors taking possession Monday. [W.M. Reynolds owned the Wasco Hotel]
  • January 6, 1899: Frank Morrow and Chas. Golliher, who have been running the Wasco hotel for the past few weeks, failed to secure permanent possession of that place and have purchased the Oskaloosa house from “Dad” Armsworthy and will endeavor to entertain the traveling public in a satisfactory manner.
  • January 13, 1899: Morrow and Golliher have made some very decided changes and improvements in the old Oskaloosa House, one of the principal changes being the name, which now reads “The Western Hotel.” — Frank Morrow, one of the genial proprietors of the Western hotel at Wasco was attending to business in the county seat the first of the week.
  • February 10, 1899: Wasco News. Morrow & Golliher are continuing the improvements at the Western Hotel by deepening their well.

Moro Leader, Moro, Sherman Co., OR

  • February 1, 1899: The Western Hotel, (Wasco), under the new management, is giving universal satisfaction. The house has been renovated throughout. The Western Hotel (Wasco) is now lighted with aceteylene gas.
  • May 3, 1899: Chas. Golliher, the courteous and popular host of the Western Hotel at Wasco, was a visitor to this city last of the week.

Wasco News, Wasco, Sherman Co., OR

  • January 5, 1899: Messrs. Chas. Golliher and Frank Morrow have purchased the Oskaloosa Hotel, and are now doing business. May they be successful.
  • July 13, 1899: Dissolution Notice. Notice is hereby given that the co-partnership heretofore existing between Frank Morrow and Chas. E. Golliher, under the firm name of Morrow & Golliher, is this day by mutual consent dissolved, said Frank Morrow retiring from the business, and said Chas. E. Golliher continuing the same, said Chas. E. Golliher will collect all bills due said firm, and pay all bills contracted.    Dated at Wasco, Or, this 16th day of June, 1899. —Frank Morrow, Chas. E. Golliher.

7. 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.

  • 4: Hours the House debated the Student Success Act on Wednesday, after it took more than two hours for a clerk to read the entire bill aloud.
  • 37-21:Vote passing the bill.
  • 10:Percent amount by which lawmakers may increase school funding if the same bill makes it through the Senate, according to The Oregonian.
  • 6: U.S. states, including Oregon, that allow undocumented immigrants to apply for and get financial aid from the state, according to KTVL.
  • 5: Approximate percent of residents in Rep. Lynn Findley, R-Vale’s, district that are inmates, according to OPB. The state is considering a bill that would count those inmates as residents of the district where they lived before they went to prison, instead of the place where they’re incarcerated.
  • 64,000:Number of people each Oregon House District contains.
  • $80 million: Amount SEIU Local 503 is asking for more caseworkers in at the state Department of Human Services.
  • 10,500: People who live in Damascus, Ore. The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled this week that the city didn’t legally disincorporate during its 2016 attempt via ballot measure, which a simple majority of voters approved, according to The Oregonian.
  • 29 million:Overnight visitors who came to Oregon last year, according to OPB.
  • $12.8 billion:Amount travelers spent in Oregon in 2018, OPB reports.