Sherman County eNews #191


  1. Shaniko Days, August 3-4

  2. Letter to the Editor: July South Sherman Fire Board Meeting

  3. What’s Coming Up at Sherman County Public/School Library

  4. Cottonwood Canyon State Park: Lower Cabin Rates, Fish Biting

  5. Our True Selves

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

1. Shaniko Days, August 3-4 

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

  • Parade (10:30 am) Chamber Raffle & Bake sale, Old-Tyme Photos noon to 5 pm.
  • Gunfight at the OK Corral skit and other gunslinger episodes & more!
  • Entertainment: Mud Springs Gospel Band, (11 am) the Sunshine Exchange Cloggers,  Phoenix Duo, Triur Amadan Irish band, Ragtime & Requests by Meg Graf, finishing with a 7 P.M. Street dance by local area sensations, Joni, Zac & Mic 

BOTH  DAYS                                                                                            music.notes (2)

  • Vendors welcome, $10 per day.  For more info 541-489-3226.  City of Shaniko, Shaniko Chamber of Commerce and Shaniko Preservation Guild, sponsoring.
  • Camp free along the streets of Shaniko.
  • Meg Graf performing Ragtime, Vintage, and requested music in the Stagecoach Station/Raven’s Nest afternoons.
  • Downtown Firehouse sale
  • Toy & Game Museum (11-3) in the school.

SUNDAY, August 4th 

  • Church in the school Sunday morning 10 am by True Life Church of Colton, OR.
  • Vendors welcome, $10 per day.  For more info 541-489-3226.  City of Shaniko, Shaniko Chamber of Commerce and Shaniko  Preservation Guild, sponsoring.  Camp free along the streets of Shaniko.
  • Relax, Retreat & Remember

2. Letter to the Editor: July South Sherman Fire Board Meeting

pencil.sharpIn reference to July 16, 2019, South Sherman Fire Board Meeting:

The meeting introduced to us the new board members and their priorities. They have an enormous task ahead of them and need everyone’s support to succeed in protecting our community.

I congratulate them for keeping the meeting professional, very transparent and respecting everyone’s desire to have a voice.

Fire Fighters, Farmers, and Supporting groups / citizens, need to take their duties seriously. Not showing up, acting as if you resigned and sending others to do your job are not how professionals conduct themselves and are unconscionable actions for public servants sworn to protect their community. Slight remarks from the audience are also unprofessional and counter-productive, and have no place in a forum such as this meeting.

Let’s get serious about our roles in this community! Fire fighting, leadership and citizenship are not to be taken lightly. All come with great responsibilities, and have grave consequences when not taken seriously.

Fellow public servants and citizens, we need to understand the important role we play in our community, be professional at all times, or get out of the way!

Meinrad Kuettel
Grass Valley, Oregon

3. What’s Coming Up at Sherman County Public/School Library

The Library is open BREAK Hours
11am-7pm Tuesday and Thursday
10am-4pm Saturday.

Tuesdays in July at 11am

Library After Hours
Every Wednesday this summer 6pm-8pm
Grades 7-12 (entering)
Movies, Games, Food, Crafts, Music, Hang Out.
If you need a ride, please email Abbey at or call the library at 541-565-3279 and we will try and arrange it.

Galaxy Globe Quick Craft – Tuesday, July 23 at 12pm

Summer Movie Night – July 25 at 6pm
The Lego Movie 2
Rated: PG
Run Time: 1hr 47min

Crafts in Stacks: Book Binding Journals – July 27 at 2pm
Ages 10 and up.

4. Cottonwood Canyon State Park: Lower Cabin Rates, Fish Biting

fishingpoleThe summer season is in full swing and the fish are biting. The cabins have been busy this year. Current reservations are booked until September; but those looking for reservations this winter and fall will have a new rate to pay.

Cabin rates are dropping from $48/night ($58/night for a pet friendly cabin) to $43/night ($53/night for a pet friendly cabin). These rates are effective now and will remain in effect year round. Current reservation holders will see a refund of the price difference. For a list of all facilities at Cottonwood Canyon State Park, see our camping and reservations page.

5 . Our True Selves

Do you know someone, perhaps they sit in the same chair you do, who seems to “play a part” when it comes to their interactions with others, rather than just being themselves? They mimic a chameleon, changing personalities instead of changing colors, depending upon who they are with and where they are.

Most likely, you have met or known individuals who hide behind masks in order to get through the day. This has become a survival mechanism for them. The mask betrays the good-hearted human beings the world deserves to know. You might even have met or known people who, when faced with the opportunity to do a little self-reflection, need to talk about themselves in the third person, in order to get some perspective.

What most is needed is for these folks to be honest with themselves. That alarm in our minds that goes off when we are faking it, or being phony, is our conscience reminding us that we are going against who we really are. We are denying our true selves because we think we are “less than” we should be. The challenge is, if we continue to deny our true selves, our mind adapts and the phony self we portray becomes the true self. And that’s OK, if the “act” we portray is who we really want to be. You see, our mind is that powerful. It pulls us to the strongest picture we hold.

If we truly do not like our character, then we can take action to change it. If need be, we go find individuals with the qualities that we want to have. We want to define these characteristics clearly, then go from admiration to assimilation, using the affirmation and visualization processes to change our internal pictures.

We do not need to portray anyone other than who we are. We have the freedom to make the choice of positive, contributive change when who we are isn’t who we want to be. ~The Pacific Institute

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

bird.owl3Oregon Watchdog. Taxpayer Association of Oregon.

The World’s Largest Ocean Cleanup Has Officially Begun

Oregon’s first West Nile virus of the summer detected in Umatilla County

Quantifying the Impact of SNAP Benefits on the U.S. Economy and Jobs


Sherman County eNews #190






church.family1Boldly Shaken

“And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.” (Acts 4:31)

After being arrested for proclaiming salvation in the name of the risen Jesus Christ, Peter and Paul were threatened and warned to not speak again of Him in public. They responded that they could not abide by this directive, but that they were compelled to continue proclaiming Christ. Unable to take action against them, they were released and told their companions all that had happened. The group then went to God in prayer to worship Him as not only the creator of all things but the One who continues to keep them even in this resistance which they were told would come. As they prayed, they did not ask for the trials to stop, but rather that they would have boldness to continue despite them. It was at the conclusion of the prayer that this verse occurs as God demonstrated He had heard their prayer and was powerfully with them such that they then continued to do what they had been sent to do which was to speak boldly the good news of salvation in Jesus and Jesus Christ alone.

Their response in the face of a life-shaking event was to go to God who moved in them in such a way that they could then go forward with unshakable confidence. It is the certain confidence of God’s presence and His strong hand in our struggles that enables us to rest when everything else seems to be moving way to fast or in a direction that we would not have chosen. God’s goodness isn’t measured by Him keeping us from trials, but in His faithfulness to bring us through to the other side.

“I have set the LORD continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” (Psalm 16:8)

Joe Burgess
Pastor, Kent Baptist Church

2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)  


CLASSIFIED ADS. Free classified ads are published on Fridays. The deadline is Wednesday at 5. Please submit ads by using the Submit News page. Include who, what, where, when, & how, contact information and the final Friday date for posting your ad (shown by the date at the end of the ad, for example, 3/17), and under 50 words if possible. This service is limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome. Please share your Thank You and Congratulatory Notes and Joyful News (anniversaries, achievements, awards, births, birthdays, graduations, weddings, etc.) here. No posters or flyers. 







Sherman County School District, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, Oregon 97039

Sherman County School District is seeking a 1.0 FTE custodial/maintenance candidate. The candidate must be self-motivated and is responsible for performing custodial duties, minor maintenance, and other miscellaneous duties on a regimented schedule in order to ensure that the school building and facilities are maintained in a healthy, safe, and sanitary manner.  Medical, dental, and vision insurance are included.

Criminal record check and pre-employment drug screening required. For information and application materials please email or call Wes Owens at or 541-565-3500.

This position closes on August 2, 2019.  Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer.  8/2

Assistant Child Care Provider: Part-time position available at ABC Huskies Child Care in Wasco. Experience preferred but will train. Must be a team player, child oriented and able to work flexible hours. For application and further details: 541-442-5024, email . Employment Application is available on our website at . 7/26

JUVENILE DETENTION OFFICER & ON-CALL OFFICERS. Great opportunity to gain experience in the field or build a resume! NORCOR Juvenile Detention is seeking to hire a Detention Officer and On-Call Detention Officers.   Applicants must work with diverse groups of youth ages 12-17 years in a secure facility. Professional workplace behaviors required. The on-call position is relief and does not guarantee any hours, can be up to 18 hours weekly.  Criminal record may disqualify. Must have driver’s license, pass background, drug, physical and other testing as indicted by the position. Application & full job descriptions available at NORCOR Juvenile Detention Job Opportunities page @  or at NORCOR Juvenile Detention, 211 Webber Street, The Dalles, OR 97048 541-298-1447. 7/26


LAWN CARE. Maria’s Lawn Care. Experienced. Dependable. Reasonable. 541-993-0914.  8/2

LOCAL GENERAL CONTRACTOR, HANDYMAN & EQUIPMENT OPERATOR. Ready for spring projects, large and small, indoors or out. Please call Kevin at 541-993-4282 | KCK, Inc. | Licensed, bonded and insured. CCB #135768. References available. 8/2 





SHERMAN COUNTY PLACE NAMES, 4th edition, by Sherry Woods Kaseberg, 2019. A collection of names for Sherman County places, streets and roads compiled in honor of storytellers and record keepers – families, teachers, journalists, professors, photographers, cartographers, geologists, archaeologists, geographers, surveyors, historians, genealogists and keepers of the public records. Spiral binding. Bibliography. Rich in local history, it is of interest to the curious, teachers, genealogists and local government personnel. $25 + $4 shipping. Contact Sherry Kaseberg, 69384 Wheatacres Road, Wasco, Oregon 97065 or

HAND-CRAFTED BARREL STAVE FURNITURE. Locally handcrafted furniture and novelty gifts created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels and other reclaimed materials. Special orders accepted. ~The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | Call Kevin at 541-993-4282 |





OREGON TRAVEL GUIDES. Sherman County Visitor Center at Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro. State and local visitor information.

ONLINE CALENDAR. GorgeCurrent Weekly Calendar. 



3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)\



20 Starry Night at the Museum – Maryhill Museum of Art

20-21 Maryhill Museum: Free Admission for Sherman County

21-24 Sherman 4-H Kids Food Science Baking Day Camp

22 Sherman County Photography Club 6 OSU Extension Bldg., Moro

22 Maryhill Museum Summer Art Institute

24 Gilliam, Sherman, Wheeler Tri-County Courts 10-2 Condon

24-27 Jefferson County Fair

24-28 Hood River County Fair

27 Fifth Annual Veteran Benefit Expo in Pendleton

31-Aug 4 Union County Fair


1 Sherman County Fair Board 7

1-5 Deschutes County Fair

3 Farmers Market 10-4 Moro

3 Reception: PNW Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge 5 Maryhill Museum

3 CGCC Founders Cup Golf Tournament

5 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10-12 Sherman

5-9 Sherman 4-H Kids Drama Day Camp, Sherman County School

5 Grass Valley City Council 7

6 Moro City Council 7 City Hall

6-10 Baker County Fair

6-10 Umatilla County Fair

7 Sherman County Court 9

7 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Executive Board Meeting 4

7 All County Prayer Meeting Rufus Baptist Church social 6:30, prayer 7:00-8:30

7-11 Wheeler County Fair

8-11 Crook County Fair

8-11 Grant County Fair

9 Community Renewable Energy Association (CREA) Board Meeting 10-1

13 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2

13 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3:30

14 Sherman Senior & Community Center Advisory Board 12:30

14 Rufus City Council 7 City Hall

16-18 Equine Mania LLC Summer Escape (541) 980-7394

20 Wasco City Council 7

20-25 Sherman County Fair

21 Cattle Sorting Competition at the Sherman County Fair

30-31 Meet and Greet Wasco-Sherman Extension Crops Agent Candidates

31 Rummage Sale 10-3 Wasco School Events Center


1 Rummage Sale 11-3 Wasco School Events Center


4 All County Prayer Meeting Moro Presbyterian Church social 6:30, prayer 7:00-8:30

5 Sherman County Fair Board 7

7 Farmers Market 10-4 Moro

7 Night on the North Bank, Maryhill Museum’s Annual Benefit Auction

10 Sherman County Watershed Council 8 a.m.

10 Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation Board 8:30

10 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2

10 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3

11 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30

11 Rufus City Council 7

13 Community Renewable Energy Association (CREA) Board Meeting 10-1

17 Wasco City Council 7

18 Sherman County Court 9

20 Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting 10

21 Sherman High School Multi-Class Reunion 501-258-7299

25-26 Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference, Ontario


Sherman County eNews #189


  1. Frontier Telenet Board of Directors Meeting & Agenda, July 24

  2. Sherman County Court’s Recent Approved Minutes Now Online

  3. Sherman County 4-H & FFA County Fair Exhibitors

  4. Moro Community Presbyterian Church Community Picnic, July 28

  5. 5th Annual Veteran Benefit Expo, July 27

  6. Quilts for Cops Workshop, Sept. 21

  7. Doing the Right Things, Right

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

1. Notice. Frontier Telenet Board of Directors Meeting & Agenda, July 24

Meeting Date/Time: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Meeting Location: Gilliam County Courthouse, 221 S. Oregon Street, Condon, OR

Teleconference Dial-in: 669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 610-876-288


1.0 Call to Order; Establish Quorum; Introductions; Additions/Revisions to Agenda

2.0 Public Comment

3.0 Financial Matters 3.1 Review and Accept Monthly Financial Summaries for June 2019

4.0 Old Business

4.1 AOC Report Checklist Next Steps: Update on Independent Systems Audit

4.2 AOC Report Checklist Next Steps: Discuss Request for Proposals for Management Services

4.3 Cottonwood Tower Site Update

4.4 Consider Approval of Proposal for Telecommunications Attorney Services

4.5 Consider Approval of Proposal for Roosevelt Site Repairs & Generator

4.6 Consider Approval of Bakeoven Tower Site Lease Agreement with Day Wireless

5.0 New Business

5.1 Gilliam County Fiber Project Update

6.0 Day Wireless Update

7.0 Public Comment

8.0 Adjournment

Additional Announcements:

  • With the exception of public hearings, the Frontier Board, in its sole discretion, may make changes to this agenda and/or address other matters it deems appropriate. In addition, the Frontier Board may at any time and without prior notice enter into an executive session in accordance with ORS 192.660(2).
  • The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made not less than 48 hours prior to the date/time the meeting is set to begin by contacting Judge N. Lynn Morley at 541-763-3460 or via email to

2. Notice. Sherman County Court’s Recent Approved Minutes Now Online

Approved minutes for the Sherman County Court’s June 5, 2019 Regular Session, June 11, 2019 Work Session, June 19, 2019 Regular Session, June 27, 2019 Special Session, and July 8, 2019 Work Session, are now available in the Archive of Sherman County Court Meeting Minutes

~ Kristi Brown, Sherman County Court, Deputy Clerk/Temporary Administrative Assistant

3. Notice. Sherman County 4-H & FFA County Fair Exhibitors 

4-H and FFA members….if you are planning to have exhibits at the Sherman County Fair….entry forms are due to the Extension Office by Monday July 22. In the mail, your family should have received a copy of the fair schedule and the 4-H/FFA section of the fair book. The entry form is at the back. Drop off at the Extension Office ASAP!

4. Moro Community Presbyterian Church Community Picnic, July 28

Sunday – -July 28th! Moro Presbyterian Church Annual Community Picnic. Moro City Park on Main Street in Moro. Short service and music at 10:45am followed by picnic and BBQ at noon. Bring a salad or dessert. Provided – -paper goods, hamburger/ hot dogs and drinks.  Fun children’s play area. Invite family, friends and neighbors. Picnic from 12 noon to 1:30. Everyone welcome!!! Questions? Call Pastor Bob Stone (971) 338-8247.  ~Submitted by Carol MacKenzie, Wasco

5. 5th Annual Veteran Benefit Expo, July 27

American flag1The fifth annual Veteran Benefit Expo, the state’s largest veteran benefit resource event, will be held in Pendleton next week, July 27th at the Pendleton Convention Center.  Doors open at 9 a.m.

Organized by the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs and in partnership with Oregon Lottery, the Expo is a one-stop shop for Oregon veterans to learn about and access the full range of their earned benefits and local resources, in areas such as health care, disability claims assistance, finance, home loans, long-term care, mental health, education, business, recreation and more.

Over 65 benefit agencies, nonprofits, service providers and benefit experts will be on hand to assist veterans and their families in learning about the resources available to them.

“One thing we hear from veterans year after year with this event is that they’re blown away by all the benefits and resources they never knew existed,” ODVA Director Kelly Fitzpatrick said. “Most come to the Expo with some idea of a few areas they want information in, but they always walk away with a whole lot more.”

The event moves to a new location each year, and has previously been hosted in Salem, Portland, Redmond and Medford. This year’s event will be its first time visiting eastern Oregon.

The Veteran Benefit Expo is free and open to all. Doors close at 3:00 p.m.

On Friday evening, July 26th at 6 to 7 p.m., ODVA is hosting a veteran’s town hall meeting at the same location. Director Kelly Fitzpatrick will provide a brief update about new veteran services and programs, as well as be available to answer questions and hear concerns from veterans living in Eastern Oregon.

For more information about the Expo, visit

6. Quilts for Cops Workshop, Sept. 21

Mark your calendar—Saturday September 21st. 8:30-4:30. all day QUILTS FOR COPS quilt workshop at Wasco School Events Center, Wasco, Oregon. Quilts for Cops will bring kits to make quilt tops that will be taken back to their headquarters in Sherwood and finished and given to wounded policemen and firemen all over the USA. It’s a way we can honor these dedicated public servants. More information forthcoming. Fee is about $35 which includes muffins, coffee, a light lunch plus the quilt kit! ~Submitted by Carol MacKenzie, Wasco

7. Doing the Right Things, Right

Have you ever thought about the difference between efficiency and effectiveness? They both sound good, but perhaps one is far better than the other. Most businesses want to run an efficient operation, and spend a lot of time and energy trying to get there. But it is equally, if not more, important to make your business effective.

Efficiency means doing things with a minimum of effort – low input for high output. In other words, efficiency means doing things right. But what things? This is a very important question! You see, effectiveness is doing the right things right, and that is what you want to aim for. You can be as efficient as the dickens at doing the wrong things.

You can practice the wrong technique or the wrong moves until you have them down perfectly. Then, you are going to wonder and worry about why your business is failing, why your customers are not coming back, why sales are down and profits are dropping, even though everything is working like a well-oiled machine.

When you visualize yourself or your business, refrain from just seeing yourself doing things right. See yourself doing the right things right. And remember that sometimes the right thing, even if done imperfectly, can beat the heck out of a flawless performance of the wrong thing. This holds true for everyone, not just those of you in business. It makes just as much sense for athletes, homemakers, teachers and students – anyone who really cares about the pursuit of excellence.

It is great to be efficient, but effectiveness is what you really want. Isn’t it? ~The Pacific Institute

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

bird.owl3Rep. Walden’s Report on the Southern Border

Women’s Pants & Accessories Fit for Hard Work

Oregon Capital Insider Index: This week by the numbers

Defense News

American Thinker


Sherman County eNews #188


  1. Moro Rural Fire Protection District Board Meeting, July 18

  2. Exquisite Gorge Printmaking Project Takes Columbia Gorge by Storm

  3. Ripples in a Pond

  4. Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference, Sept. 25-26

“During the course of administration, and in order to disturb it, the artillery of the press has been levelled against us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could devise or dare. These abuses of an institution so important to freedom and science are deeply to be regretted, inasmuch as they tend to lessen its usefulness and to sap its safety.” —Thomas Jefferson (1805)

1. Notice. Moro Rural Fire Protection District Board Meeting, July 18

Moro RFPD Board Meeting

July 18, 2019


Moro Fire Station

2. Exquisite Gorge Printmaking Project Takes Columbia Gorge by Storm

(GOLDENDALE, Wash., July 17, 2019) –Maryhill Museum of Art’s collaborative printmaking project is taking the Columbia River Gorge by storm. The Exquisite Gorge Project is the first of its kind in the region and took its inspiration from Surrealist art practice known as exquisite corpse. In this case, the Columbia River will become the unifying element in a flowing 66-foot artwork telling 10 conceptual stories of the Columbia River and its people.

The unique project features 11 artists working with communities along a 220-mile stretch of the Columbia River from the Willamette to the Snake River confluence.  Each artist was assigned a stretch of the river and is working with input from community members to carve images on 4 x 6 foot wood panels. The woodblock panels will be then joined end-to-end to form a massive 66-foot steamrolled print completed on the grounds of Maryhill on Saturday, August 24.

Some sections have been carved, while others are still in progress, with each artist taking a different approach to developing creative content by engaging with the local community. For example:

  • Neal Harrington, a printmaker from Russellville, Arkansas, worked with community members in The Dalles, Oregon to learn more about the stretch of river he was assigned and develop motifs he used in his final woodblock design.
  • Students and art faculty from Lewis & Clark College were assigned an area of the Columbia that extends from just east of Portland to just west of Cascade Locks. The stretch of river encompasses much of the area affected by the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire, which is the focus of their print. After interviewing residents and geologists, as well as hiking the area and studying aerial photographs, the students chose to draw attention to the boundary between urban and wilderness areas, in both literal and metaphorical terms, as well as the cycle from fire-damaged forest to new growth.
  • Molly Gaston Johnson, a printmaker from Lake Cuomo, New Jersey, sought input from students at Hood River Valley High School, asking them to write haikus to capture their thoughts and feelings about the river.
  • Portland artist Roger Peet was assigned section seven of the project – Miller Island to the John Day River – and invited community members to help carve the woodblock at a local library.
  • Mike McGovern, also from Portland, is working on his block during a residency at Little Bear Hill in The Dalles through July 23. He is collaborating with students from the Wahtonka Community High School, who are helping him direct imagery for the block.
  • Drew F. Cameron of the collective Combat Paper will visit the region in early August to complete section nine from Roosevelt to Hat Rock. Cameron plans to work with Columbia Gorge veterans and The Columbia Gorge Veterans Museum to create an original woodblock.

The public is encouraged to follow the project on social media, searching #exquisitegorgeproject or visiting the dedicated web page to see images of artists’ works-in-progress.

Oregon Arts Watch has also published several articles about some of the sections completed to date. For more information about this project, specific artists and/or images of their work-in-progress, please contact Colleen Schafroth at or 509-773-3733 ext. 23.

Once all of the print blocks have been carved, Maryhill Museum of Art will host a day-long event on Saturday, August 24, where the public can meet the artists, engage in hands-on printmaking activities and watch as the blocks are inked and a steamroller runs the length of the giant piece of paper to create one large, continuous print. The print will be on view at the museum from September 3 – 25, 2019.


Exquisite Gorge Steamroller Print Event

Saturday, August 24 | noon to 4 p.m.

Come join in the fun at the culmination of the Exquisite Gorge Project, a collaborative printmaking project featuring 11 artists working with communities along a 220-mile stretch of the Columbia River. Artists worked with community members from their assigned stretch of river and carved images on 4 x 6 foot wood panels. Each completed panel will be connected end-to-end and printed using a steamroller to create a massive 66-foot print. Washington State Poet Laureate, Claudia Castro Luna, will be at Maryhill to create a poem commemorating the event and the Columbia River. Meet the artists at noon, enjoy kids printmaking activities, music and more. Free on the grounds of Maryhill Museum of Art. For more information, visit

Exquisite Gorge Exhibition

September 3 – 25, 2019

View a unique 66-foot print created with a steam roller on the grounds of Maryhill Museum of Art. Eleven artists were selected to create a woodblock carving inspired by and in collaboration with communities along the Columbia River from the Snake to the Willamette. Similar to the Surrealist practice of “exquisite corpse,” each artist’s unique print block was joined with the others to form a continuous image, with the Columbia River running through it. On view in the museum’s M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center.

SPONSORS & PARTNERS:  This project would not be possible without a range of partners along the Columbia River who helped facilitate the project and connect artists with communities. These include:  Maryhill Museum of Art, Lewis & Clark College, Arts in Education of the Gorge, The Dalles-Wasco County Library, The Columbia Gorge Veterans Museum, The Dalles Art Center, Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries, Whitman College, and White Salmon Arts Council, Little Bear Hill, LLC., Klickitat County, Department of Economic Development, Lodging Tax Award, Vonda Chandler, Gunkel Orchards, Maryhill Winery, Jo Dean and Juris Sarins, McClain’s Printmaking Supplies, Continental Hardware, Array of Elegance, Gamblin Artists Colors, Story Gorge, LLC,  Your Party & Event Center, and Greystone Papers.


  • Dylan T. McManus, Artistic Director of Exquisite Gorge Project, Artistic Director of Little Bear Hill, The Dalles, Oregon
  • Louise Palermo, Project Director of Exquisite Gorge Project, Education Curator, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, Washington
  • Greg Archuleta, The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Oregon – Section One (Willamette River Confluence to River Mile 110)
  • Michael Namkung/Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon – Section Two (River Mile 110 to McGowans Light)
  • Molly Gaston Johnson, Lake Cuomo, New Jersey – Section Three (McGowans Light to 13 Mile Point)
  • Jane Pagliarulo, Portland, Oregon – Section Four (13 Mile Point to Rowena)
  • Neal Harrington, Russellville, Arkansas – Section Five (Rowena to Browns Island)
  • Steven Muñoz, Washington, DC – Section Six (Browns Island to Miller Island)
  • Roger Peet, Portland, Oregon- Section Seven (Miller Island to John Day River
  • Mike McGovern, Portland, Oregon-Section Eight (John Day River to Roosevelt
  • Combat Paper/Drew F. Cameron-Section Nine (Roosevelt to Hat Rock)
  • Sarah Finger & Nicole Pietrantoni/Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington-Section Ten (Hat Rock to Snake River Confluence)
  • Ken Spiering, Valleyford, Washington-Frontispiece.

3. Ripples in a Pond

How much of our own behavior do you think affects those around us? Sometimes, without us ever knowing, what we say and do has a profound influence on how others see themselves and their paths through life. For proof, the following is a story from a husband and father:

“For a very long time, I have been struggling with how to talk to my son, who is now 8 years old.  Despite being a great kid, he has a very negative self-image and is an unforgiving perfectionist. In the past, my reaction to some of his behavior has been very negative and deconstructive and usually leads to outbursts and very negative self-talk. During the class, I had an ‘Aha’ that my negative reaction to his behavior was helping create a bigger problem.

“Upon coming home from our training, I immediately told my wife what I had learned. The next morning, I committed myself to use the, ‘Stop it, you are better than that / Next time…’ approach with my son. As instances would arise, I could see that my change helped keep the situation calm and we had no outbursts the entire weekend. I felt the change was doing something, but I wasn’t sure if the kids even noticed.

“It was not until today that I figured out how much of an impact the change is having on my kids. My wife called me to let me know that she was walking by the bedroom where my two sons were playing and she heard the 8 year old say, ‘You are better than that.’ Knowing the changes I was trying to make, my wife immediately went into the room and asked what the boys were talking about. My 8 year old piped up and told my wife, ‘Daddy has changed. When we used to get in trouble, he would get mad at us and now he tells we are better than that. I really like that.'”

How many times have we said things or reacted out of habit, without giving thought to the words we use or the reactions we are causing? Like ripples in a pond when you drop a stone in the water, our words and actions spread out, far and wide. Perhaps it is time to do a little, “Stop it. I’m better than that,” on ourselves…and with family, with co-workers, friends, even casual acquaintances. You never know the effect you can have. ~The Pacific Institute

4. Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference, Sept. 25-26

Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference

September 25th & 26th, 2019
Four Rivers Cultural Center
Ontario, Oregon

In partnership with Four Rivers Community Foundation, the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship is proud to present the Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference this September.

The event hosts a number of expert speakers to provide informative talks and interactive workshops alongside opportunities for networking. The 2019 conference will include a variety of sessions that cover a wide scope of topics such as fund development, financial accountability, organizational and board development, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Attendees can also attend a networking reception the night before. This reception will give you a chance to meet other nonprofit board members and staff, funders from across the state, and more. Refreshments and a no-host bar provided. Full learning program to be announced. If you cannot attend the conference, but would like to come to the reception, please register here.


Wednesday Night Reception

Early bird registration $99
Regular registration
(after August 28th)

Register Today!

See the full schedule, including session descriptions and speaker details!

September 25th Reception:

This reception, held from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, will be full of ample opportunities for networking with funders, exhibitors, and other attendees. We will have a short learning program and offer appetizers and a no-host bar.

September 26th Schedule:

  • 8:30am: Registration Opens
  • 9:30am: Welcome and Keynote
  • 10:15am: Breakout Session 1
  • 11:45am: Networking Lunch
  • 1:00pm: Breakout Session 2
  • 2:30pm: Afternoon Break and Snack
  • 2:45pm: Breakout Session 3
  • 4:15pm: Close


The Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference will be at the Four Rivers Cultural Center on the Treasure Valley Community College campus.

Four Rivers Cultural Center
676 SW 5th Ave
Ontario, OR 97914


Sherman County eNews #187


  1. Sherman High School Multi-Class Reunion, Sept. 21

  2. Girl Scouts of the USA Launches 42 New Badges to Mobilize Girls to Change the World

  3. Living Up to What’s Expected

  4. Veterans’ Town Hall Meeting & Veterans Benefit Expo, July 26-27

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

 Customer Service! “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou

1. Sherman High School Multi-Class Reunion, Sept. 21 


Multi-Class Reunion



1424 W 2nd St

The Dalles, Oregon

September 21, 2019

No Host Cocktails 5:30 pm

Dinner to Follow

$36.00 per person

Please remit by September 1, 2019

Payable to:

Sharon Spencer

66902 Hwy 97

Moro, OR 97039

Questions: Alison Yamauchi 501-258-7299

Rooms Available at:

The Dalles Inn 541-206-9107

Cousins 541-298-5161

Fairfield Inn & Suites 855-297-1429

Various Senior, AARP or AAA discounts are available on above properties.

Other hotels may be searched via Google.

2. Girl Scouts of the USA Launches 42 New Badges to Mobilize Girls to Change the World

By exploring topics like high adventure in the outdoors, coding, space science, and more, girls take control of their own leadership experiences. 

July 16, 2019—Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) today reveals 42 new badges exclusively for girls in grades K–12 that allow them to make their own choices about how they want to experience and influence the world. The badges enhance the organization’s existing girl-led programming, offering girls everything from adventuring in the snow or mountains to learning how to use coding to solve problems they care about. Girl Scout programming has long promoted independent decision making, which helps girls develop agency, challenge themselves to move beyond their comfort zones, and build confidence in their leadership abilities.

Among the 42 new offerings are Outdoor High Adventure badges that feature, for the first time in Girl Scouts’ history, two distinct activity options, letting girls choose how they want to earn each badge. Giving girls choices is important for developing their sense of self, their own voice, and gender equality—research from the World Bank Group shows that increasing women’s agency and decision-making abilities is key to improving their lives, communities, and the world. And research shows that Girl Scouts are more likely than other girls to take an active role in decision making (80% vs. 51%).

In addition to existing badge offerings, girls in grades 6–12 can now pursue:

  • Nine Cybersecurity badges, through which girls learn about the inner workings of computer technology and cybersecurity and apply concepts of safety and protection to the technology they use every day. Activities range from decrypting and encrypting messages, to learning proper protection methods for devices, to exploring real-world hacking scenarios (funded by Palo Alto Networks).
  • Three Space Science badges, through which girls explore topics such as the universe and their place in it, properties of light, and inspiring careers in space science (funded by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate and led by the SETI Institute).
  • Think Like a Citizen Scientist, a Girl Scout Leadership Journey during which girls participate in interactive activities to practice observation techniques; collect data; and share their findings with real-world scientists through an online network. As with all of Girl Scouts’ Leadership Journeys, girls use their newly honed skills to take action on a community issue of their choosing (funded by Johnson & Johnson and The Coca-Cola Foundation).
  • To prepare girls in grades 6–12 to pursue computer science careers, Girl Scouts will launch the organization’s first Cyber Challenge events in select areas this fall. At these events, which will take place October 19, girls will learn crucial cybersecurity skills by completing challenges such as running traceroutes and identifying phishing schemes (funded by Raytheon).

The new programming for girls in grades K–12 includes:

  • 12 Outdoor High Adventure badges, designed for girls to explore nature and experience exciting outdoor adventures like backpacking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, rock climbing, and tree climbing—giving them the confidence to support one another, take healthy risks, and spend dedicated time in nature. These are the first Girl Scout badges that members can earn by choosing one of two self-directed paths (funded by The North Face).
  • 18 Coding for Good badges, which not only teach girls the basics of coding but also detail how every stage of the coding process provides girls with opportunities to use their skills for good. Girls will learn about algorithms through age-appropriate, creative activities, such as coding positive memes to spread a message about a cause they care about, designing a digital game to educate people about an issue, and developing an app to promote healthy habits. Every Coding for Good badge includes a plugged-in and unplugged version, so that all girls can learn the foundations of coding, regardless of their access to technology (funded by AT&T and Dell Technologies).

“Girl Scouts has ignited the power and potential of girls for over a century, and we are committed to ensuring that today’s girls are the future of American leadership,” said GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo. “Girl Scouts is where girls can explore new subjects, discover their passions, learn to take smart risks, and become their best, most confident selves—whether they want to become a NASA astronaut, an entrepreneur, a rock climber, a coder, or a cybersecurity agent.”

GSUSA works with top organizations in fields that interest today’s girls. Combined with Girl Scouts’ expertise in girl leadership, these organizations and specialists advise and weigh in on content to provide the most cutting-edge programming available to girls. Content collaborators include codeSpark, the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC), SciStarter, and Vidcode. In true girl-led fashion, girls also tested the new offerings.

At Girl Scouts she’ll discover who she is, what she’s passionate about, and what she wants to achieve—both today and in the future. Join or volunteer at


We’re Girl Scouts of the USA
We’re 2.5 million strong—more than 1.7 million girls and 750,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit

“Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts” is based upon work supported by NASA Science under cooperative agreement No. NNX16AB90A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

About Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington

In partnership with more than 8,000 adult members, Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington prepares 14,500 girls in grades K-12 for a lifetime of leadership, adventure and success. GSOSW’s programs in civic engagement, financial literacy, the outdoors and STEM serve girls in 37 counties in Oregon, and Clark, Klickitat and Skamania counties in Southwest Washington. The Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. For more information, please visit

3. Living Up to What’s Expected

Have you ever had an IQ test – a so-called “intelligence” test? Do you know how well you did? That test just may have done you more harm than good.

Here in the U.S., most everyone knows what an IQ test is. Many of us probably had one while we were in school. However, these tests can be dangerous, and here is why this is possible.

First of all, it is difficult to quantify “intelligence.” These IQ tests really measure knowledge, which is a far different thing. Second, people get classified on the basis of their test scores. If this test is done in school, teachers get an idea about how smart our kids are, and then they treat them that way. The kids get the idea from the teachers about how smart they are, and then they behave that way. It’s a downward spiral doomed to frustration and failure for all concerned.

There is a famous study, done decades ago, where teachers were told that a certain group of kids had enormous potential, but were not living up to it. They were also told that another group of kids were not very bright. In actuality, all the kids had roughly equal ability. They tested these kids at the end of the year, and they found that the children whom the teacher thought were bright had improved their IQ test scores by nearly 10 points! The other group had gone down. The beliefs the teachers had actually played out in the way they taught the two groups.

This was yet another version of the self-fulfilling prophecy, and underscores how our own thinking, and therefore behaviors, are determined by our beliefs. What we need to do is not measure and label our kids, but encourage each and every one of them to use their unique talents and vast potential. It’s not so much what we know, but what we can use of what we know that makes the difference. It’s moving from a fixed mindset, to a growth mindset when we celebrate the effort over the result. It’s building persistence and resiliency, rather than tearing them down.

Children tend to live up to what is expected of them, and so do most adults. We want to see everyone as capable, bright, and creative and teach them to see themselves this way – from the very beginning. ~The Pacific Institute

4. Veterans’ Town Hall Meeting & Veterans Benefit Expo, July 26-27

American-Flag-StarKelly Fitzpatrick, director of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs, will hold her first veterans’ town hall meeting in Pendleton next week.

“I really look forward to this opportunity to meet members of the eastern Oregon veteran community and learn about the concerns, issues and challenges facing veterans and their families in this part of the state,” Fitzpatrick said.

She will also answer questions and share the latest updates regarding ODVA programs and initiatives, as well as veteran-related developments from the 2019 legislative session.

The Veterans’ Town Hall event will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, July 26, at the Pendleton Convention Center. It will also be recorded and livestreamed on the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ Facebook page for the benefit of those who are not able to attend in person.

The following day, and in the same location, ODVA and over 60 partnering organizations and agencies will be joining together for the Fifth Annual Veteran Benefit Expo, the state’s largest veteran resource event, which is being held in eastern Oregon for the first time.

The purpose of the Expo is to provide a one-stop shop for Oregon veterans of all eras and walks of life to learn about and access the full range of their earned benefits. The event will offer resources from many different benefit areas, including health care, claims assistance, finance, home loans, long-term care, mental health, education, business and recreation.

The Expo is free and requires no pre-registration. The event will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at the Pendleton Convention Center.

For more information about the Expo, visit

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

Bird.Black.EnvelopeRural America faces housing shortage. How one town is addressing it.

Immigration Facility Volunteer: ‘Prison-Like’ And ‘Concentration Camp’ Claims Are Flat-Out False

Office of Inspector General Releases Report On Overcrowding At Border Facilities

Revisiting the roots of the American political party system

Test your history knowledge!

The Totally, Utterly Irrefutable Case Against Socialism

Brilliant Maps: 15 Years Of Terror – Map Of Terrorist Incidents Since 2000

State Of Oregon Employees To Get Raises Of Up To 15%


Sherman County eNews #186


  1. Notice of Job Posting: Sherman County School District

  2. Sherman County Ambulance ASA Plan Advisory Committee Meeting, July 18

  3. Meet and Greet Wasco-Sherman Extension Crops Agent Candidates, July 30-31

  4. The Survivor Personality

  5. Oregon Wheat 2019 Photo Contest!

  6. FREE First Aid, CPR & AED Training, Aug. 1

  7. Sherman County Court Notes, June 5

  8. Sherman County Court Notes, June 19

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

1. NOTICE OF JOB POSTING: Sherman County School District 

Sherman County School District, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, Oregon 97039


Sherman County School District is seeking a 1.0 FTE custodial/maintenance candidate. The candidate must be self-motivated and is responsible for performing custodial duties, minor maintenance, and other miscellaneous duties on a regimented schedule in order to ensure that the school building and facilities are maintained in a healthy, safe, and sanitary manner.  Medical, dental, and vision insurance are included.

Criminal record check and pre-employment drug screening required. For information and application materials please email or call Wes Owens at or 541-565-3500.  This position closes on August 2, 2019.

Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer.

2. Notice. Sherman County Ambulance ASA Plan Advisory Committee Meeting, July 18

Sherman County Ambulance

ASA Plan Advisory Committee

Emergency Services Building

Meeting Agenda

July 18, 2019

6:00 PM

1.0     Open Meeting

2.0     Review/Approve September 5, 2018 minutes

3.0     Review 2018 (January – December) Response Statistics

3.1  Dispatch

3.2  Ambulance

4.0     Issues / Concerns

5.0     Next Meeting January 16, 2020 @ 6:00PM

6.0     Adjourn

3. Meet and Greet Wasco-Sherman Extension Crops Agent Candidates, July 30-31

Please join us!

Wasco and Sherman County Extension will be hosting a “meet and greet” for the new Crops Agent candidates for Sherman/Wasco Counties from 2-3 pm on July 30 and 31st. This is a meet and greet only.

The public forum at which the candidates will do a presentation will be held at the Sherman County Office from 10:30 am – 11:30 am, followed by a Q & A Session and Meet and Greet with the Stakeholders from 11:30-12:30 pm.

Both days will be held in the Sherman County Extension Conference Room with a different candidate each day.

Topic: “How would you conduct a research and Extension program in Wasco and Sherman Counties?”

4. The Survivor Personality

When times get tough, some people fold and some are made even stronger. Did you ever wonder why some people seem to be able to handle life better than others? Everyone likes to think that they have what it takes to survive adversity and tough times, but when the chips are down, some folks definitely do better than others.

The real survivors in life (not the participants in the “reality” survivor TV shows that only seem to bring out the worst in human behavior) have developed personalities that allow them more options. They also have a strong and clear intention to survive, and to do it in good shape. When problems or setbacks occur, they don’t waste time complaining and they don’t dwell on the past or what they’ve lost. Instead, their energies are focused on getting things to turn out well.

Survivors believe that, no matter what happens to them, they are the ones who are in charge of their destinies. They don’t get mad at the world for not treating them better. And they do have an extensive menu of behaviors they can choose from, depending on the situation. In other words, survivors are option thinkers with a growth mindset, instead of black and white, either/or thinkers who get by with a fixed mindset.

Survivors also have a wonderful ability to laugh at adversity because they know that even if they lose everything else, they will still have themselves. People with survivor personalities can walk confidently into the unknown because they expect to find a way to make things work out.

So, if you want to be a true survivor, try focusing your attention less on safety and security and more on developing positive beliefs and expectations, built on a firm foundation of reinforced self-esteem. ~The Pacific Institute

5. Oregon Wheat 2019 Photo Contest!

wheat.grainelevatorsEnter to win a pair of Oregon Wheat Mud Flaps at the state level, and top 10 move to Tri-State Level!

Submit your favorite harvest photos to by September 1, 2019. Please only submit 1 photo per email.
• Include your name, farm name, location of photo and your phone number inside the email text.
• Photo must be in OR/ID/WA
• High Resolution will be requested

Photos will be posted to Oregon Wheat Facebook page (with water marks) and the photo with the most “LIKES” on the Facebook page by October 1, 2019 will WIN a pair of Oregon Wheat mud flaps! The top 10 photos with the most “LIKES” will be entered into the 2019 Tri-State Convention photo contest in November.

6. FREE First Aid, CPR & AED Training, Aug. 1

Through a State Homeland Security Grant, North Central Public Health District (NCPHD) & Wasco Co. Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) are partnering with Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue (MCF&R) to offer FREE First-Aid, CPR & AED Training!

Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue Station 1, 1400 West 8th St., The Dalles, OR

You must register to attend, and class size is limited. To register, please call 541-296-9445 or email

Through Wasco Co. MRC’s grant, students who complete the training will receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Student Workbook, and a course completion card.  NCPHD, Wasco Co. MRC, and MCF&R would like to encourage residents to be trained and involved in your community! The MRC is a community-based volunteer program that helps build the public health capacity of communities

nationwide. Medical and non-medical volunteers are needed. To join or to ask questions, please email Tanya Wray at For more information, visit the MRC page at or check out the Wasco Co. MRC facebook page.

MCF&R is seeking volunteer firefighter and EMS providers. Please visit their webpage at to learn more and to complete a volunteer application.

For more information, please contact North Central Public Health District at (541) 506-2600 or visit us on the web at

7. Sherman County Court Notes, June 5

Sherman County Court Notes

By Administrative Assistant Kayla von Borstel


– This is a very brief outline ONLY of topics considered “public interest.”

– These are NOT OFFICIAL MINUTES. For official minutes and full details, please see the approved minutes posted on the Sherman County website at after the next Court session. Thank you

The Sherman County Court met in regular session on June 5, 2019, and in conducting the business of the County,

  • Approved a 3.30% increase in The Dalles Disposal fees for annual operational costs to be effective July 1, 2019.
  • Adopted the budget approved by the Budget Committee for the 2019-2020 fiscal year in the total sum of $57,490,220, and imposing the taxes provided for in the adopted budget at the rate of $8.7141 per $1,000 of assessed value for operations, and that these taxes are hereby imposed and categorized for tax year 2019-2020 upon the assessed value of all taxable property within the County of Sherman as of 1:00 a.m., July 1, 2019. Additionally to approve appropriations as recommended by the Finance Director, and authorized County Court to sign.
  • Approved the resolution summary of proposed budget changes appropriating fund totals of $8,544,720 to the County General Fund, $146,100 to the Ambulance Fund, and $2,591,343 to the General Road Fund, $162,375 to the County Fair Fund, $1,140,000 to the Courthouse Facility Fund, and $120,000 to the Sheriff Vehicle Reserve Fund, for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2018, and authorize County Court to sign.
  • Adopted the decision and order in the matter of the appeal to the denial of a conditional use permit for a mass gathering in the exclusive farm use zone on behalf of Tectonic LLC, with the 2 added conditions in the event of an emergency, the Sherman County Sheriff has the authority shut down the event, and ticket sales limited to 800 people. Also including the other conditions of approval made by the Planning Commission.
  • Approved the Mass Gathering Application submitted by Tectonic LLC, to hold the SHIFT Festival during the dates of July 18-22, 2019, located at Justesen Ranch Recreation, pending insurance approval, and authorize Judge Dabulskis to sign.
  • Approved resolution 01-06-2019 in the matter of adopting findings in support of emergency status and emergency procurements and approving an expedited emergency procurement process for the purchase of precast bridge slabs, and precast concrete abutments for the Finnegan Creek Bridge, and to include exhibit A, B, and C.
  • Approved Judge Dabulskis to sign the Knife River contracts for the emergency procurements for the Finnegan Creek Bridge.
  • Appointed Daryl G. Ingebo as Sherman County Surveyor with a term to expire June 2020.
  • Appointed Sheri Carlson for a four-year term, to expire July 1, 2023, and Arla Melzer to complete the remainder of Larry Hoctor’s term that expires July 1, 2020, to the Library Board as recommended by the Sherman County Public/School Library Board.
  • Approved Early Childhood Education funding for 2019-2020 fiscal year as follows: Little Wheats $26,667; Sherman County Child Care Foundation (ABC Huskies Child Care) $26,667; Sherman County Preschool  $26,667.
  • Approved Paula King’s sealed bid for the 2008 PT cruiser for $3,501.
  • Approved the Service Agreement between the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office and Bob Thomas as an addition to the Sherman County Wildlife Trapper Agreement, whereas Bob Thomas will provide professional services in the capacity of a Special Deputy, to provide care and service for the capture and/or euthanasia of feral or free ranging canines, and resolution of damage issues caused by such canines. The Annual Agreement fee of $5,000 is part of the total County contribution to the trapping program and not in addition to the designated contractual obligations currently in place.

8. Sherman County Court Notes, June 19

Sherman County Court Notes

By Administrative Assistant Kayla von Borstel


– This is a very brief outline ONLY of topics considered “public interest.”

– These are NOT OFFICIAL MINUTES. For official minutes and full details, please see the approved minutes posted on the Sherman County website at after the next Court session. Thank you.

The Sherman County Court met in regular session on June 19, 2019, and in conducting the business of the County,

  • Opened, read, and briefly discussed the three sealed bids received for the Wasco to Rufus Fiber. No action was taken at this time, to allow time to gather technical advice. The decision to award would be postponed until, June 27, 2019, during a Special Session.
  • Discussed the Demoss Park Site Visit and course action for the deteriorating Demoss Spring Park Bandstand. Consensus of the group was to tear down the Bandstand, and build a user-friendly structure in its place with a Demoss family memorial display.
  • Approved Sherman County Oregon State University Extension office, to assume the lease with Sherman County for the 2014 Chevy Traverse, currently in use by the Veteran’s Officer, when it becomes available with purchasing options in the future. Travel expenses, maintenance, fuel, insurance, and all other vehicle expenses to be covered by Sherman County Oregon State University Extension Office’s current travel line item in their existing budget.
  • Approved the vehicle bid from Sherrell Chevrolet in the amount of $36,501.62 to purchase a 2019 Chevy Traverse 3LT for the Veteran’s Officer’s use.
  • Appointed Jayme Thompson to the North Central Public Health District Board as the Sherman County Representative.
  • Briefly discussed the County applying for grant funds through Travel Oregon in the amount of $20,000, to assist Frontier TeleNet with construction costs of a tower at Cottonwood State Park. No cost would be incurred by the County. Consensus of the Court to move forward with the grant application.
  • Approved the purchase of a replacement dishwasher, and for mandatory site preparation of the area to occur for the Senior Center in the amount not to exceed $6,000.00.
  • Approved, as recommended by the Finance Director, a Resolution in the Matter of the County Court Approving the Transfer of Funds Within the County General, Community Transit, Ambulance, Prevention, Community Development, Court Security, Emergency Services, DA-V/WAP, General Road, County Fair, Early Learning Services, Senior Center, Courthouse Facility, and SIP Additional Fees Funds, and authorized County Court to sign.
  • Authorized budget transfers/payments as recommended by the Finance Director, including $5,000.00 from the Emergency Services Fund to the Emergency Services Reserve Fund, and $300,000.00 from SIP Additional Fees to the Fairgrounds Project Fund, and authorized Judge Dabulskis to sign.

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

The first Europeans weren’t who you might think

The Good News About Nuclear Destruction


Sherman County eNews #185


  1. Celebrate Apollo! July 16

  2. Sherman County History Tidbits: Where is it?

  3. What’s Coming Up at Sherman County Public/School Library

  4. In The Time Before You Say Goodbye To Those You Love

“How is this controversial? Asking about citizenship? It’s a question that has nothing to do with race at all. It’s about who is American and who is not. … Erasing our history, our sense of who we are, is making it easier to turn America into just kind of another member of a globalist superstate. Europeans sacrificed their identities years ago on the altar of globalism when they formed the European Union. And look at what it got them.” —Laura Ingraham

1. Celebrate Apollo! July 16

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first landing of a human on the moon, Troy Carpenter from the Goldendale Observatory, will give a talk about the mission followed by a high definition showing of the newly released documentary film Apollo 11.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Goldendale Library, Camplan Community Room

Sponsored by Friends of the Goldendale Community Library and Goldendale Observatory.

2. Sherman County History Tidbits: Where is it?

question-markSherman County History Tidbits. You will find some amazing public art on the route of the Journey Through Time. It is a story of Sherman County in concrete. It’s the work of a remarkable collaboration… Oregon Department of Transportation, a city, a museum and an artist. It’s a perfectly pleasant place to enjoy a picnic.  Where is it?

3. What’s Coming Up at Sherman County Public/School Library

The Library is open BREAK Hours
11am-7pm Tuesday and Thursday
10am-4pm Saturday.

Tuesdays in July at 11am

Library After Hours
Every Wednesday this summer 6pm-8pm
Grades 7-12 (entering)
Movies, Games, Food, Crafts, Music, Hang Out.
If you need a ride, please email Abbey at or call the library at 541-565-3279 and we will try and arrange it.

Book Club – July18 at 6pm
The Story of Arthur Truluv

4. In The Time Before You Say Goodbye To Those You Love

Valentine.heartHe was departing on a cruise to celebrate his 70th birthday and we’d unexpectedly caught him a few minutes before leaving port. I could hear steel drums behind him as he excitedly talked about the trip ahead.We briefly shared stories of the Halloween costumes the kids had just picked out at the store, wished him a great time and happy birthday, and told him we loved him and would talk to him in a few days. He went to dinner with my mom and other relatives, explored the ship for a bit—then went to bed and never woke up. Just like that, our time together here was over. Forty-four years would have to be enough for me. It wasn’t… … … Continue here: