Sherman County eNews #176

CONTENTS

  1. America the Beautiful

  2. All County Prayer Meeting, July 3

  3. Building Codes Meetings, July 8 & 9

  4. By Loving Example

  5. Food Preservation Day Camp for Kids, July 15-18

  6. Sherman County 4-H News: The Goatees 4-H Club

  7. Downtown Hood River Walking Tours in July

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


1. America the Beautiful

Words by Katharine L. Bates, Music Materna by Samuel A. Ward

O beautiful for spacious skies,

For amber waves of grain;

For purple mountain majesties

Above the fruited plain!

America! America!

God shed His grace on thee,

And crown thy good with brotherhood,

From sea to shining sea.

 

O beautiful for pilgrim feet,

Whose stern, impassioned stress

A thoroughfare for freedom beat

Across the wilderness!

America! America!

God mend thine every flaw,

Confirm thy soul in self-control,

Thy liberty in law!

 

O beautiful for heroes proved

In liberating strife,

Who more than self their country loved,

And mercy more than life!

America! America!

May God thy gold refine,

Till all success be nobleness,

And every gain divine.

 

O beautiful for patriot dream

That sees beyond the years

Thine alabaster cities gleam,

Undimmed by human tears!

America! America!

God mend thine every flaw,

Confirm thy soul in self control,

Thy liberty in law.


2. All County Prayer Meeting, July 3

church.family1The All County Prayer Meeting is Wednesday July 3 @ the Grass Valley First Baptist 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.  ~ Red Gibbs


3. Notice. Building Codes Meetings, July 8 & 9

ShermanCoLogoA quorum of the County Court will be present for Building Codes meeting with Wasco, Wheeler, and Gilliam Counties to be held on Monday July 8, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, OR. 97039.

A quorum of the County Court will be present for Building Codes meeting with Wasco County to be held on Tuesday July 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Wasco County Administrative Office, 511 Washington St # 101, The Dalles, OR 97058.


4. By Loving Example

What is the best way to teach children? There are many theories about the most effective way to teach children. Some say repetition is important, while others say hands-on experiences are better. Some say kids learn best in a highly structure environment, while others think the freedom to experiment works best.

Perhaps the best way to teach children – is by loving example. This means that if you want your children to enjoy reading, cuddle them while you read to them, from a very early age. If you want them to be respectful, give them your respect. If you want them to be honest, tell them the truth. And, if you want them to be affectionate, treat them that way.

If you want your kids to be good communicators, give them plenty of interest and attention. And, if you would like them to eventually be capable of a good, solid relationship with a spouse, work on your own marriage until it shines. You see, it won’t matter what you tell them, if what you do doesn’t match up with what you say.

You can tell them to be honest, but if they know you cheat on your taxes, lie about being sick to your employer, or say one thing in public and another at home, they will learn from your behavior – not from your words. The principle of personal accountability won’t have a chance to grow in them.

So, if you want your children to be happy and competent, don’t worry so much about exactly how or what subjects to teach them. If you put your energy into living the best life you can, and make sure your kids know that they are well-loved, you will be teaching them a lesson that will stay with them throughout their lives. ~The Pacific Institute


5. Food Preservation Day Camp for Kids, July 15-18

arrow-rightKids or grandkids need something to do? Sign’em up for “Put It Up” Kids’ Food Preservation day camp at Sherman Extension Office 9am to noon Monday July 15 through Thursday July 18. They’ll learn how to make jam, freeze food, can fruit, dry food, make jerky and make pickles. Spaces are limited so call today to sign up 541-565-3230.


6. Sherman County 4-H News: The Goatees 4-H Club 

4-H clover1The Goatees 4-H club met on June 30 at 4:36pm at the Extension Office.  Attending were T’Sharra, Wyatt, Mercedez, Clay, Emerson, Savanna, Lexi, Austin, Coral, Caleb, Michael, Melanie, Kaelex and Kiara.  Pledge of Allegience led by Lexi, 4-H Pledge by Coral.  What we did during the meeting:  1-talked about what to feed, how much to feed; 2-what to wear, the showing arena; 3-supplies responsibility, 4-what not to do in the barn, 5-barn duty, 6-setting your goat.  We will be meeting at the fairgrounds July 28 to have our fitting and showmanship clinic.  Our next meeting will be July 28 at 10am.  Meeting adjourned at 4:55pm.  Signed T’Sharra Lanthorn, News Reporter.


7. Downtown Hood River Walking Tours in July 

The summer Walking Tours through historic downtown Hood River are now in full swing and continue on every Monday in July.  Hear the tales of personalities and politics that shaped the colorful history of Hood River. Revel in the unique architectural heritage at the heart of our thriving town and learn how transportation shaped its dynamic growth. The tour begins at the historic Hood River Hotel, First and Oak Streets, at 10:30am on any given Monday in July.  The $10 fee includes one free entrance to the Museum at any future time. Wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat and bring water if it’s hot. No reservations necessary.


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

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