Sherman County eNews #151


  1. Sherman County Ambulance Board of Directors Meeting, June 11

  2. Try Tuesday Shopping with Sherman Community Transit

  3. Building Block: Awareness

  4. All County Prayer Meeting, June 5

  5. Sherman County 4-H News: Beef Club

  6. 2020 Census Jobs available in Sherman County $14.50 – $16.00 per hour – Paid Training

  7. Greg Walden reacts to NBC News report on migrant children

  8. Klindt’s Booksellers Hosts Dennis Dauble, Author of Bury Me with my Fly Rod, June 8

Thomas Paine noted in his 1776 pamphlet, Common Sense, “When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.”

1. Notice. Sherman County Ambulance Board of Directors Meeting, June 11

Sherman County Ambulance Board of Directors

Board Meeting Agenda

June 11, 2019


  1. Open Meeting
  1. Approve March 12, 2019 Meeting Minutes
  2. Old Business:

3.1     EMT Course Update

3.2     EMR Course Update

3.3     FARMEDIC Course

3.4     Other Old Business

  1. New Business



  1. Next Meeting September 10, 2019 @ 1800hrs.
  2. Adjourn

2. Try Tuesday Shopping with Sherman Community Transit









2:50PM – RUFUS

3:10PM – WASCO

3:25AM – MORO



3. Building Block: Awareness

High self-esteem is a desirable quality. As a personal estimate of our own worth, it is a vital component in our sense of personal efficacy – our ability to cause things to happen for ourselves. Interestingly, we can’t have high self-esteem without self-acceptance.

Self-acceptance is an absolutely essential component of having high self-esteem, but what does self-acceptance mean? Some people think accepting yourself just as you are means that you condone or are proud of your faults – but that would be a mistaken idea. For definition, to “accept” means to experience the full reality, without denial or avoidance. We can accept the reality of things about ourselves that we don’t like or condone at all. It’s all about awareness first.

For example, suppose you are feeling envious of a friend who has a better job. If you accept yourself, you can allow yourself to acknowledge this envious feeling and take the time to examine and think about it. As we do this, we are not concerned with judging it as bad or weak, but we are concerned with being aware. It is our awareness that will show us that we have wanted something more than we realized, and that becomes fodder for more introspection and reflection to discover the “why” behind our feelings of envy.

You see, you can’t grow out of your unwanted feelings if you are not aware that you even have them. If you judge your feelings as bad or weak, you’ll be inclined to push them down into your subconscious where they’ll express themselves in ways you won’t be able to control.

So, the next time you find yourself thinking something you feel guilty about, try practicing awareness and self-acceptance. Refuse to be in an adversarial relationship with yourself, and dig in to discover where your feelings are coming from. These become one of the basic building blocks of self-esteem. ~The Pacific Institute

4. All County Prayer Meeting, June 5

church.family1The All County Prayer Meeting will be Wednesday June 5th @ 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

5. Sherman County 4-H News: Beef Club

4-H clover1The Sherman County Beef Club met on May 29th 2019 at Doug and Sandi Martin’s house. The meeting was called to order at 6 pm by Courtney Coelsch. Everyone was at this meeting. The pledge of Allegiance was led by Natalie Martin and the 4-H pledge was led by Bailey Coelsch. Kole gave a treasurers report and told us that we have a total of $551 in our account, with this money we all agreed to by a blow dryer. At this meeting we talked about our presentation ideas and then said what ours was going to be on. We also talked about training steers, the supplies needed and then we went and looked at Natalie’s steers. We are looking into a fitting meeting and a hoof trimming meeting.  Our next meeting will be June 11th at the extension office starting at 6:30 pm. The meeting was adjourned at 6:32 pm.  Signed: Bailey Coelsch

6. 2020 Census Jobs available in Sherman County $14.50 – $16.00 per hour – Paid Training

Thousands of jobs are available nationwide, and many are near you. Help support your community by being a Census Taker.
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The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

7. Rep. Greg Walden reacts to NBC News report on migrant children

American flag2WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released the following statement following new reports that last year, 37 migrant children, ages 5 to 12, were left in vans overnight as they waited to be reunited with families at Port Isabel Detention Center, Texas.

“This latest report is completely unacceptable. Last year, I led a bipartisan delegation down to Texas to tour facilities where children detained at the Southwest border have been held, including Port Isabel. To now learn that children as young as 5 years old were left in vans for more than 24 hours is simply indefensible. I support enforcement of our nation’s borders, but I want to make something very clear — I strongly believe that children should not be separated from their parents. Period. And those separated should be cared for as if they were our own children until they are reunified with their families. This is not who we are as Americans. I expect a prompt explanation from the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services about this failure,” said Walden.

In July 2018, Walden led a bipartisan delegation of members down to McAllen, Texas to tour part of the Southwest border, a port of entry, a central processing facility operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility, and an Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) shelter.

In June 2018, Walden, along with Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee, sent a letter to HHS stating that children should not be separated from their parents. The letter also sought information from HHS to ensure that children who are in ORR’s custody are properly cared for while in ORR’s care.

 8. Klindt’s Booksellers Hosts Dennis Dauble, Author of Bury Me with My Fly Rod, June 8

On Saturday, June 8th Klindt’s Booksellers will host Dennis Dauble for a book signing featuring his newest regional title, Bury Me with My Fly Rod.

What: Book Signing with Dennis Dauble

When: Saturday, June 8th at 4PM

Where: Klindt’s Booksellers and Stationers

Free and open to the public. We recommend you call ahead to reserve your books.

Bury Me With My Fly Rod, is Dennis Dauble’s latest collection of stories. With this new title, Dauble leads readers through a “spoke of the wheel” tour of northeastern Oregon trout streams. He battles the “Mike Tyson” of Couse Creek, hikes into Spirit Mountain, and soaks flies near his cabin in the Umatilla River canyon. Regale in tales about grasshoppers on a string, beaver scat, dogs that herd trout, and how not to teach your honey to cast. Swing a fly for steelhead on the Columbia and Deschutes rivers, and chase “Brownies” on the Isle of Skye. Learn what makes a perfect rod and the secret of huckleberry cream pie.