Sherman County eNews #164


  1. Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District Scholarship Recipients

  2. In Search of Sherman County Rental Housing

  3. Notice. Sherman County Court Special Session, June 27

  4. July Birthdays, Lunch and Ice Cream Social, July 14

  5. Things to do Related to Oregon’s Culture & History this Summer

  6. Things to do in Sherman County

  7. More Questions

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


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 “Dear Congress, as your employers, your request for a pay raise is denied due to poor job performance. Truth is you should be fired.” ~unattributed

1. Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District Scholarship Recipients

The Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District are pleased to announce the recipients of the first Sherman Co. SWCD Scholarship. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior of Sherman County High School or College/Higher Education Student and hold a 2.5 GPA or better. The Sherman SWCD is happy to award a $1,000 scholarship to the following students; Savannah Moe, Tyler Jones, Max Martin, Wyatt Stutzman and Kevin Hart. For more information about the scholarship program contact the office at 541-565-3216 or email

2. In Search of Sherman County Rental Housing

ISO: The Sherman County SWCD and NRCS have employees looking for a house or room to rent in Sherman County. If you have something available please contact Amanda at 541-565-3216 x 109 or email”

3. Notice. Sherman County Court Special Session, June 27

ShermanCoLogoThe Sherman County Court will hold an a Special Session at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday June 27, 2019, in the County Courthouse in the Commissioners Meeting Room, 500 Court Street, Moro Oregon 97039, to hold a supplemental budget hearing, approve the final transfer resolution, and to make the bid award for the Wasco to Rufus Fiber Project.

4. July Birthdays, Lunch and Ice Cream Social, July 14

Celebrating July birthdays especially Eilene Eslinger’s & Nita Hooper’s 98th!

July 14th

Grass Valley Park & Pavillion


We will start after Grass Valley Baptist church. If you wish to join us for church, it begins at 10:45am, Questions? Call Leta Ann 541-325-2993.

5. Things to do Related to Oregon’s Culture & History this Summer

Looking for something to do this summer? Check out Travel Oregon’s heritage related itineraries. There are so many cultural and historical treasures to explore in Oregon and Travel Oregon has compiled a great list of trips that you can take. Check it out if you are looking for something to do this summer!  For things to do in Oregon related to culture & history visit:

6. Things to do in Sherman County

We welcome visitors to Sherman County.

Explore our deep canyons, campsites, and parks along the John Day, Columbia, and Deschutes rivers. Follow the Oregon Trail from river crossing to river crossing. And enjoy spectacular mountain views from the ridges.

See for yourself the scale of wind turbines and the John Day Dam. Challenge yourself to world-class windsurfing on the Columbia River, bass fishing on the John Day River, whitewater rafting on the Deschutes River. Venture out for upland game hunting in our wide-open spaces. There’s something for everyone in Sherman County, Oregon.

7. More Questions 

“Who am I?” This age-old question is probably one of the most important you will ever ask or answer. And, while you are answering that question, another similar, but substantially different, question might present itself: What parts of yourself do you keep secret from others?

What is it you do, when you are alone, that you would rather no one find out about? Do you read trashy novels, talk to your plants, or consume ice cream by the quart? Do you indulge in self-destructive activities like illegal drugs or excessive alcohol use? Do you use language you would be embarrassed to have overheard, or let the dishes pile up in the sink for days?

If you do things you would not want anyone to find out about, another question is likely to present itself: What do you do about that part of yourself that abhors both the behavior and the deceit? Do you have to ignore part of yourself in order to keep your secret? What does it cost you to do that?

Some secrets are just a harmless way to have privacy. Others are terribly destructive. They undermine relationships and cause us to lose self-respect. It is impossible to be a whole and happy person as long as we believe there are parts of ourselves that are so unacceptable that we have to keep them hidden.

While we are on the subject, here are a few more questions that might need to be answered by each of us: What price do you pay to keep your secrets? Do these secrets stop you from being the person you would most like to be? How might you benefit from being more open or eliminating certain behaviors altogether?

Our answers may not come quickly, and some may cause painful emotions when the answers finally arrive. But these questions are important in answering the ultimate question, “Who am I?” And they are even more important when the next question comes: “Who do I want to be?”  ~The Pacific Institute

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

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US Army War College Surrenders to CAIR

Middle Eastern Forum | CAIR Islamists fooling the establishment

On the Moral and Legal Status of Islam in the United States

Watch Your Language: Grammar’s a Grabber