Sherman County eNews #172


  1. Sherman County 4-H Club News: The Tiny Teaspoons

  2. Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley Town Hall, July 6

  3. Program: Sunshine Mill History with Wasco County Historical Society, July 6

  4. If you were your own employer…

  5. Ego and Self-Esteem

  6. Tamastslikt Cultural Institute Presents New Exhibit, July 5-October 19

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

“The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)

1. Sherman County 4-H Club News: The Tiny Teaspoons

4-H clover1The Tiny Teaspoons 4-H club met on June 22nd at 3pm at the Cranston house. Attending were Madison, Addison, Savannah B., Bella, Coral, Ava, Debbie Bird and Caitlin Blagg.  Excused absences were Lexi and Claire. We made a pineapple upside down cake. We also made two kinds of frostings, mascarpone butter cream and marshmallow butter cream. Afterwards we learned from Caitlin the art of cake decorating. We decorated cupcakes with gum paste creations we made ourselves. Thanks to Caitlin and Debbie for coming to our meeting to help and teach us and being great taste testers. Our next meeting will be July 20th. Meeting was adjourned at 5:15. Signed Maddie Cranston

2. Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley Town Hall, July 6

constitution-wethepeopleOn Saturday, July 6, Senator Jeff Merkley will be hosting a town hall in Moro. Sherman County residents are invited to come to discuss what we need to do to strengthen our state and our nation.

Sherman County Town Hall

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Sherman County Courthouse, County Court Room
500 Court St.
Moro, OR 97039

To learn more about this town hall or any future events, please visit my website at and stay engaged on Twitter, follow on Facebook page and Instagram to get a look behind the scenes!

3. Program: Sunshine Mill History with Wasco County Historical Society, July 6

The Wasco County Historical Society continues its summer history programs with a tour of the Sunshine Mill on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.  This historic building at 901 E. 2nd St. in The Dalles is where wheat was milled over 130 years ago.  The Sunshine Biscuit company milled wheat here for their crackers. You will see many of the old pieces of machinery that were used in the milling process. The building has been brought back to life as a winery and event space by James and Molli Martin.  They will lead a tour and give a history of the building. To reserve a place for a noon luncheon (order off the menu) please call 541-478-3429.

4. If you were your own employer…

If you were your own employer, would you be entirely satisfied with the day’s work you have done today

At the end of the day, it matters little what others think of you; what’s important is what you think about yourself. As you reflect on your day’s work, ask yourself, “Have I given 100 percent of my time and talents today? If this were my company, would I like it to be filled with hundreds of other people just like me, or would I prefer to hire individuals with a little more initiative?” When you have become the kind of person you would like to work with or have working for you, you aren’t far from the day when you will own the company — or at least become a valuable part of it. Most important, you can sleep soundly at night, serene in the knowledge that you have done your best, that you have earned your pay, and that you have met the standards of performance you require of yourself. ~Napoleon Hill Foundation

5. Ego and Self-Esteem

Is it possible to have high self-esteem and humility at the same time? Since 1971, The Pacific Institute’s education has been teaching people, from all walks of life, to raise their self-esteem and their self-efficacy. Every now and then, someone will ask, rather nervously, if raising their self-esteem is going to make them into conceited, egotistical or selfish people.

Now, it is true that people with high self-esteem value their worth as human beings and as individuals. They enjoy their own company, and have confidence in their ability to overcome obstacles and to achieve the goals they have set for themselves.

However, it is important that we don’t confuse high self-esteem with egotism, because the two don’t go together at all. High self-esteem people know that all people are, by their very nature, valuable – and they behave accordingly. In addition, they realize that no one gets very far in life entirely on their own, so they feel indebted and extremely grateful to those who have helped them along the way.

In fact, high self-esteem people almost always have a strong sense of wanting to give back and to help others as they have been helped. You have probably met thousands of men and women who clearly value themselves as people. And, you probably noticed that those with warranted high self-esteem hold others in high esteem, as well. They expect the best for themselves, and they give their best to others.

Effective leadership demands a high level of self-esteem, albeit a warranted sense of self-worth. Because they value themselves, these leaders value the talents and expertise of those who work with them. They are human beings, not cogs in a wheel. You see, working with people who have warranted, high self-esteem is actually a very pleasant experience, and one that we can look forward to every day. The same cannot be said of working with an egotist.

So, refrain from worrying about building your self-esteem at the expense of your humility, because these two qualities actually go hand in hand. ~The Pacific Institute

6. Tamastslikt Cultural Institute Presents New Exhibit, July 5-October 19

Pendleton, Ore. — Tamástslikt Cultural Institute presents “SAVAGES AND PRINCESSES: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes” opening on July 5 through October 19 and you are invited to view the exhibit on opening day for FREE!

Stereotypes of Native American peoples are ubiquitous and familiar. The exhibition Savages and Princesses: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes brings together thirteen contemporary Native American visual artists who reclaim their right to represent their identities as Native Americans. Whether using humor, subtlety, or irony, the telling is always fiercely honest and dead-on. Images and styles are created from traditional, contemporary, and mass culture forms.

According to exhibition curator America Meredith, American society has great difficulty acknowledging its past with Native peoples or allowing them visibility in the present. The exhibition’s artists use the unexpected—humor, emotion, or shock—to encourage viewers to question and challenge stereotypes, even unspoken, unacknowledged ones.

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

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