Sherman County eNews #194


  1. 2019 Shaniko Days Schedule, Aug. 3 & 4

  2. Anne Franklin 1916-2019

  3. Vancouver Chautauqua: Entertainment, Discovery, Ideas, Aug. 5-10

  4. Pre-Service Dementia Care Training for Direct Care Staff, CEUs: 6.0

  5. Visualizing Options

 Every next level of your life will demand a different you. ~unattributed

1. 2019 Shaniko Days Schedule, Aug. 3 & 4

music-notesAll times approximate … Shaniko Time!

SATURDAY, August 3rd from 10:30 A.M. to 10 P.M.

10:30 Parade (hopefully a little earlier!)

Gunfight at the OK Corral at the end of the parade.

11 am – 11:45: Mud Springs Gospel Band

11 am: Raffle ticket sales begin, Toy & game museum opens in the school (11-3)

NOON: Shaniko Shooters gunfight, train rides, special music

12:30 -1:15: Phoenix Duo

1 pm Meg Graf in Saloon for Ragtime & requests all afternoon, possible Clogging activity in the school (1 pm & 2:30pm)

Wampus Cat 1:15 – 2:30

2:30 OK Corral Gunfight, train rides, special music

3 – 4:30: Triur Amadan Irish band

4:30: Ok Gunfight, train rides, Shaniko Shooters gunfight

5 pm:  Chamber Raffle drawings

Dinner Break

7 – 10 pm: Street Dance by Joni, Zac & Mic

CHECK OUT the Chamber Raffle & Bake sale, Old-Tyme Photos (noon to 5 pm) on Saturday

music-notesSUNDAY, August 4th                                                                                                                            

10 am Church in the school Sunday morning 10 am by True Life Church of Colton, OR.   Noon: Meg Graf performing Ragtime, Vintage, and requested music in the Stagecoach Station/Raven’s Nest. Downtown Firehouse sale & Toy & Game Museum (11-3) in the school.

 2. Anne Franklin 1916-2019

flower.rose.starAnne Laura Franklin went to Heaven to join her family and friends that preceded her on Sunday, July 21st, 2019.

Anne was born in Menlo, Washington, on November 11th 1916, to Laura and Louis Sather. They moved to Sherman County in 1920. She grew up in a family of eight children. Anne and six of her siblings graduated from Kent High School. She lost a baby brother, Leslie, when she was a young girl.

She fell in love with Blaine Miller and they were married in 1937 at the Moro Church Manse. They lived outside of Moro on a farm where she raised their six children. She was a member of the Kent and Harland View Granges, the Rebekah Lodge in Moro, and the Moro Presbyterian Church. She was a Sunday school teacher and a 4-H sewing and cooking leader for ten years. After Blaine died, she bought a home in Moro. She had worked for Charles Belshe, cleaning the home and she loved it. She lived there with Darla and her mother, Laura. She married George Wilson, a lifelong friend, at the home in December 1974. In 1979, Anne and George moved to LaConner, Washington, living at Shelter Bay until 1987. They purchased a home in The Dalles where they lived until George’s passing away in 1990. She met Norman Franklin and they were married in 1992 at her home. Norm died on May 6th, 1998. While living in The Dalles, Anne enjoyed volunteering at Mid-Columbia Medical Center, and quilting at the Senior Center. Anne’s lovely home was a gathering place for family and friends. She moved to her apartment at Flagstone Terrace on May 13th, 2012. She had a fall last December necessitating a move to assisted living where she lived currently.

She led a long and healthy life. Her hobbies included cooking, sewing, needlework, and quilting. She loved to follow her children and grandchildren in their many activities. She had many sorrows, losing her parents, all of her siblings, three husbands, and four children: Louis, George, Denise, and Duane, her grandson Cameron, and stepchildren: George Wilson, Marie Jones, and Elroy Franklin. Anne is survived by her two daughters, Mavis Olsen and Darla King, eleven grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, six stepdaughters, and numerous step grandchildren. She will be remembered for her warm smile, generous heart, cute sense of humor, and positive attitude.

Her Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 27th, at Calvary Baptist Church in The Dalles at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Moro Community Presbyterian Church or the Sherman County Historical Museum.

3. Vancouver Chautauqua: Entertainment, Discovery, Ideas, Aug. 5-10

VANCOUVER, WA (July 23, 2019) — Each summer The Historic Trust, community partners and numerous participants join together to present six days of discovery, networking, opportunities to share ideas, and to be entertained.  This year’s activities are even more diverse; there is something for everyone.  The Vancouver Chautauqua is modeled after the iconic Chautauquas popular in the late 19th and early 20th century America.  These Chautauquas brought speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers and crafts people together for the entertainment and education of the community.  Theodore Roosevelt was quoted as saying that Chautauqua is “the most American thing in America.”

The Vancouver Chautauqua 2019 has over 60 sessions, performances, events, lectures, workshops, exhibitions and tours running August 5-10.  The public will be able to attend free events, donation recommended events, and ticketed events.  The popular Walk + Talk tours are back in the cool mornings to experience Officers Row, West Barracks, Marshall House, Grant House, Howard House, Pearson Field Education Center, Post Cemetery and Providence Academy.  Evening performances in The Chapel at Providence Academy and at the Red Cross Building will highlight country music, a suffrage centennial era play, 1920s jazz orchestra, Vancouver’s own dance company, and an Americana music group from Portland.  These same performance groups will present free community events such as an American music salon, community sing-a-longs and more.

The visual arts workshops return with special group session in collaborative crochet sculpture and a gigantic origami project.  Displays and exhibitions are an exciting element, again, this year with featured Vancouver Barracks displays and activities, model train recreations, a Washington D.C. suffrage exhibition.  Accompanying these events will be lectures on architectural heritage, women leaders in suffrage, Scottish samplers, civil dialogue, and the women’s equality and right-to-vote panel.  For the first time, a middle and high school youth vocal coaching workshop will be a highlight for Saturday afternoon.  New applications, games, and other technologies will permit audiences to see before and afterwards onsite all the exciting historic descriptions that make our community special.  We are delighted to announce a return of the film preview of Scottish botanist, David Douglas.

No matter what your interest or preference, don’t miss something you love, something you are curious about, or something totally new.  Schedules generally run from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm daily, Monday through Saturday.  Registration, a full list of presenters, and detailed schedules are available at with last minute additions possible.

Richard Burrows, Director of Community Outreach and Engagement at The Historic Trust said, “Chautauquas in the past, as well as today, exhibit real community partnerships. These enable local groups and individuals to bring the best of their talent and strengths to a common goal—the sharing of ideas.  Here at The Historic Trust, we intentionally work to generate the kind of synergy that fuels growth, innovation, and creativity.  We are grateful for the many fine partners who are participating in this year’s Vancouver Chautauqua.”  The Vancouver Chautauqua proves the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

4. Pre-Service Dementia Care Training for Direct Care Staff, CEUs: 6.0

Please join Oregon Care Partners in Hood River on August 6 for Pre-Service Dementia Care Training for Direct Care Staff starting at 9:00 am at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.

This class has been approved by Oregon DHS/SOQ and meets the pre-service dementia care training requirements for assisted living, residential care and adult care home direct care staff, as set forth in ORS 443.433, OAR 411-054 and OAR 411-050.

To register, select the class title below, email or call 1-800-930-6851 for assistance.

Pre-Service Dementia Care Training for Direct Care Staff, CEUs: 6.0

HOOD RIVER – Tuesday, August 6

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Check-in starts at 8:30 am

Best Western Plus Hood River Inn

1108 E. Marina Way, Hood River, OR 97031 

In this class you will:

  • Learn the dementia disease process and how it affects the brain, including symptoms, progression and stages of the disease.
  • Learn techniques for understanding and managing behavioral symptoms, including the importance of reducing antipsychotic medications for non-standard uses.
  • Develop strategies for addressing unmet physical, emotional, and social needs of a person living with dementia.
  • Practice practical, person-centered approaches to addressing specific aspects of dementia care and ensuring the safety of the person(s) in your care including:
  • How to recognize and address pain
  • How to provide food and fluids
  • Strategies to address wandering and elopement
  • Examine the concept and importance of person-centered care, specifically as it relates to caring for persons living with dementia.

Oregon Care Partners pre-service dementia care training is based on training materials developed by Teepa L. Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Dementia Care and Training Specialist -Positive Approach, LLC and is presented by Oregon Care Partners PAC certified trainers.

Please help spread the word to those who may benefit from this no-cost training.

Oregon Care Partners provides free access to high-quality trainings designed to help professional and family caregivers of all levels improve the lives and quality of care of older adults living in Oregon. Create a free training profile at to register for classes or call 1-800-930-6851 for assistance.

5. Visualizing Options

eye2What if there were two little words that could help you unlock your imagination, allowing you to create the kind of future you would most like to have? What if these two words could boost your creativity, improve your decision-making power, and move you steadily toward a future that will give you what you want in life? What if you could put these two little words to work for you today?

And here is a little hint: You’ve already seen these two words not once, not twice, but three times in the past few seconds. Those two words are “what if,” and they are every bit as powerful as has been suggested.

If you have children, get into the habit of playing the “What If” game with them while they are still very young. Ask them questions like, “What if you decided to show your teacher how smart and hard-working you really are?” or “What if you wanted to make tomorrow a super-special day?” You will be helping them learn to evaluate possibilities, and make wise choices by entering into conversation with themselves while exploring many alternatives.

While you are at it, why not play the game yourself? What if you decided to go back to school? What if you asked for a raise, or quit your job? What if you wanted to have the best marriage you could possibly have? And what if you decided to treat yourself like the loving, and lovable, person you are in every circumstance?

What if you, as a leader, decided to be open and engaging with your teams, and played the game to help solve an organizational challenge? What would happen to each individual’s self-worth if the boss sincerely wanted to know their take on the challenge? Nurturing “what if” in your team benefits the entire organization.

You get the idea. The “What If” game is an easy way to help you visualize your options, and focus on those that you really want to pursue; but you need to keep those options positive. You can “what if” yourself to the point that you scare yourself away from the possibilities of a new, positive future.

So, what are you waiting for? Start playing the “What If” game today! ~The Pacific Institute