Sherman County eNews #146


  1. Living with Integrity

  2. D-Day | June 6

  3. North Central Public Health District Board of Directors Meeting, June 11

  4. Sherman County Senior & Community Center June Meal Menu

  5. Wasco County Original Courthouse Preservation Annual Meeting, June 1

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

The people who show up … decide.

1. Living with Integrity

When you think about the people you know who have integrity, do you count yourself among them? What does it mean to be a person of integrity? Well, first and foremost, integrity is about truth. And truth is the greatest force we have for personal and planetary well-being.

No bomb, no hatred, and no prejudice can match the strength of truth. In troubled and uncertain times, truth is our most powerful friend. Truth is the one thing that causes fear deep in the souls of those who would pervert it. When we all stand for truth, we are confident, whole, and energized – and a force to be reckoned with.

Throughout history, every great philosopher and religious leader has tried to teach us the same lesson – the principle that integrity, or wholeness, is the natural order of things. In spite of the fact that we live in separate bodies, houses, and nations, our essential nature is one of unity.

Any separation we think we see is an illusion that we have mistakenly learned to believe in. As long as we feel separate and isolated, we will behave in ways that result in damage to others and ourselves. Most religious and scientific scholars agree that our entire universe is one huge system – integrated and whole.

To behave as an integrated system, then, is to have integrity – to stand up for the truth of our inter-connectedness and our need to care for each other if we are to survive. You see, when we have integrity, we align ourselves with the entire universe – “the force” if you will. And when we live with integrity, we become very powerful indeed. ~The Pacific Institute.

2. D-Day | June 6

During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control.

Code named Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning. Prior to D-Day, the Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the Germans about the intended invasion target. By late August 1944, all of northern France had been liberated, and by the following spring the Allies had defeated the Germans. The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of war in Europe. See

Unlike V-E Day (“Victory in Europe”) or V-J Day (“Victory over Japan”), the “D” in D-Day isn’t short for “departure” or “decision.” As early as World War I, the U.S. military used the term D-Day to designate the launch date of a mission. One reason was to keep the actual date out of the hands of spies; another was to serve as a placeholder until an actual date was chosen. They also used H-Hour for the specific time of the launch.

 3. Notice. North Central Public Health District Board of Directors Meeting, June 11

The North Central Public Health District Board will be meeting Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the North Central Public Health District office, located at 419 E. 7th Street, in the Main Meeting Room, in The Dalles, Oregon. This meeting is open to the general public.

 4. Sherman County Senior & Community Center June Meal Menu

We serve lunch at 12:00 noon sharp.  First come, first served.

If you have a group of 2 or more, please let the Kitchen staff know at #565-3191, the day before to ensure that we make enough food to serve!

MEAL PRICING: Under 60 Yrs. Is $7.00 ~ 60 Yrs. & UP $4.00 suggested donation!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3 4 5 6 7
Beef & Bean Burritos

Mexican Rice

Veggies, Salad & Dessert


Garlic Bread

Veggies, Salad & Fruit

Meatloaf BBQ Baked Chicken Fish & Chips
Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Au gratin potatoes Veggies
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Salad Bar & Dessert
10 11 12 13 14
Patty Melts Chicken a la King Fried Chicken Bacon & Swiss Quiche Beef Chili
Potato Wedges Biscuits Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Veggies Cornbread
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Salad Bar & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert
17 18 19 20 21
Pizza loaded w/ Meat Chicken Strips Shepherd’s Pie Mac & Cheese w/ Bacon Clam Chowder
Salad Bar Hash brown Casserole Biscuits Salad Bar Salmon Cakes
Veggies & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert
24 25 26 27 28
Sloppy Joes/Bun Taco Salad Salisbury Steak Sweet & Sour Chicken B.L.T. Sandwich
Tater Tots Tortilla Chips Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Rice Pilaf Soup
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert
  MENU SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO AVAILABILITY — ATTENTION:  For those who have food allergies, be aware that a large variety of food is prepared in the kitchen.  Therefore, meals may be prepared with ingredients and food service equipment may come in contact with ingredients to which you may have an allergic reaction, such as nuts.

 5. Wasco County Original Courthouse Preservation Annual Meeting, June 1

Wasco County Original Courthouse Preservation Corporation

Annual Membership Meeting

Saturday, June 1st at 1:30

Business Meeting

Presentation: The Elusive Dr. Brooks, Early Physician in The Dalles




Wasco County Original Courthouse, 410 W. 2nd, The Dalles

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

bird.owlGorge Grown Local Food Network, Farmers Markets

Federally Funded Study: Common Core Sunk U.S. Kids’ Test Scores

Blueprint for Balance: A Federal Budget for FY 2020

Trovants – The Growing Stones of Romania