Sherman County eNews #219

CONTENTS

  1. Buy Squares for Chicken Poop Bingo in the Sherman County Fair Poultry Barn

  2. Oregon’s 2nd District Rep. Greg Walden Announces August Town Halls

  3. Sherman County Court August 7 Approved Minutes Now Online

  4. Restore Oregon’s 2019 Heritage Barn Workshop, Sept. 14 in Bend

  5. The Meaning and Quality of Life

  6. Oregon State Capital Insider Index: This week by the numbers

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


“Men of energy of character must have enemies; because there are two sides to every question, and taking one with decision, and acting on it with effect, those who take the other will of course be hostile in proportion as they feel that effect.”           —Thomas Jefferson (1817)


1. Buy Squares for Chicken Poop Bingo in the Sherman County Fair Poultry Barn

chicken.henchicken.familyMake sure to swing by the Poultry Barn and buy some squares for Chicken Poop Bingo. Winner gets 1/2 the pot. The rest goes to the Chicken Tenders 4H club.

 


2. Oregon’s 2nd District Rep. Greg Walden Announces August Town Halls

American flag2Continuing a series of town hall meetings across Oregon’s Second District, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced today he will hold town halls in Sherman, Gilliam, Morrow, Harney, and Wasco counties beginning next week. Details on the meetings are included below.

“I’m looking forward to hearing from people throughout the Second District at these five town halls. These meetings provide just another opportunity to hear from Oregonians and provide an update on the issues I’m working on back in Congress. In addition to the over 74,000 letters, emails, and phone calls I have responded to over the past year, these town halls help me stay updated on the issues people are facing in our communities. This is a top priority for me,” said Walden.

These five meetings will bring Walden’s town hall total to 40 in 2019. He has held more town halls this year than most lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives according to Town Hall Project.

Walden’s upcoming town halls will bring his overall total to 188 since 2012. For a complete list of Walden’s previously held and upcoming town hall meetings for 2019, please click here.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

WHAT: Sherman County Town Hall
WHEN: 9:00 a.m. PT
WHERE: Bob’s Texas T-Bone, 101 1st Street, Rufus, OR 97050

WHAT: Gilliam County Town Hall
WHEN: 11:15 a.m. PT
WHERE: Arlington Fire Hall, 1500 Railroad Avenue, Arlington, OR 97812
WHAT: Morrow County Town Hall
WHEN: 2:15 p.m. PT
WHERE: Heppner City Hall, 111 N. Main Street, Heppner, OR 97836

Thursday, August 29, 2019

WHAT: Harney County Town Hall
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. PT
WHERE: Harney County Chamber of Commerce, Conference Room, 484 N. Broadway Avenue, Burns, OR 97720

Friday, August 30, 2019

WHAT: Wasco County Town Hall
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. PT
WHERE: Tygh School Community Center, 57594 Havens Avenue, Tygh Valley, 97063


3. Sherman County Court August 7 Approved Minutes Now Online

Approved minutes of the August 7, 2019 Sherman County Court’s Regular Session, are now available in the Archive of County Court Meeting Minutes https://www.co.sherman.or.us/county-meeting-minutes-archive/.


4. Restore Oregon’s 2019 Heritage Barn Workshop, Sept. 14 in Bend

barnOn Saturday, September 14, Restore Oregon will host their annual 2019 Heritage Barn Workshop where barn owners will learn practical solutions from experts on how to maintain, rehabilitate, and adapt old barns for today’s needs. Attendees will learn about the history and construction of barns as well as maintenance, stabilization, funding opportunities, and preservation. The workshop will also highlight the crucial steps toward transitioning the family farm to future generations. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to experience live hand-hewing demonstrations by David Rogers, founder and operator of Logs & Timbers, LLC, who has over 40 years experience in log building restoration.

Heritage barns are an iconic symbol of Oregon’s agricultural and rural heritage. With the rapid changes in farming and ranching, diminishing resources, and loss of skilled craftspeople with knowledge of barn preservation and restoration, there is a special urgency for preservationists to partner with the agricultural community. Restore Oregon, through its Heritage Barns Task Force formed in 2011, has made it a priority to bring together the state’s most well-versed experts to share their experiences and skills. We are honored to offer this opportunity to support Oregon ranchers, farmers, barn owners, barn enthusiasts, and their allies in sharing their passion for our agricultural heritage and their ability to retain and enhance its usefulness into the future.

The annual Heritage Barn Workshop will be held in Bend at the Bend Park and Recreation District’s historic Hollinshead Barn. Restore Oregon has partnered with the Deschutes County Historic Landmarks Commission to provide this exceptional educational opportunity. Space is limited, purchase your tickets today at www.retoreoregon.org<http://www.retoreoregon.org>.

Event Details:

When: Saturday, September 14 from 10 AM – 5:30 PM

Cost: $40 per ticket, includes snacks, lunch with choice of sandwich and side, and beverages

Location: Hollinshead Barn in Bend, Oregon, 1235 NE Jones Rd, Bend, OR 97701

For more information, please call 503-243-1923.


5. The Meaning and Quality of Life

Do you believe that having a purpose in life is important? Having a purpose contributes a great deal to our sense of well-being. Not surprisingly, having a purpose can actually prolong your life.

Several years ago, a study done by Judith Roden of Harvard followed two groups of patients in a convalescent home. Members of one group were asked to care for a potted plant during that time. Members of the other group had no such purpose. Those who were plant caretakers lived, on average, twice as long as the others did. You see, a sense of purpose fosters hope, self-motivation and positive feelings about oneself and others. Purpose gives us a sense of being needed.

Viktor Frankl, in his book “Man’s Search for Meaning,” found this same result during his time in Nazi concentration camps during WWII. Purpose, meaning, or goals if you will, provided the will to live. It could be said that the need to be needed is vital to our quality of life.

How many examples can we see, when purpose is absent or taken away, that life ceases. Veteran broadcaster Andy Rooney passed away one month after leaving CBS’ “60 Minutes” program. Bear Bryant, iconic coach of Alabama’s football team for 24 years, passed a mere 28 days after retiring. Retiring from something and not to something may have been the catalyst.

Now it is important to remember that, if it’s going to be truly meaningful, your life’s purpose must be something that is chosen freely by you, not something that is chosen for you. And it may have nothing whatever to do with what you do for a living, although, if it does that would be ideal. The whole point is getting outside of ourselves, and doing something beyond our own personal gain.

Have you thought about what your purpose is? Have you tried to put it into words? If not, take the time to do so, and then use that purpose as a compass to guide your activities. You will be surprised at how much energy you’ll have and clarity you’ll feel.

One more thing: chronological age has nothing to do with finding purpose in your life. If you are wondering when you can start – well, today will do just fine! ~The Pacific Institute


6. Oregon State Capital Insider Index: This week by the numbers

Oregon.Flat.pole22 August 2019 | Written by Oregon Capital Insider

Here are 10 numbers that illustrate some of this week’s big, and small, Oregon news stories.

  • $3,371: Amount an aide to Portland Mayor Ted Wheelerspent on three nights of lodging while attending South by Southwest, according to The Oregonian.
  • 60:Percent of state income taxes that are collected from people in the Portland metro area, according to Willamette Week.
  • 5,000:Classified employees at Oregon’s seven public universities. Those workers, represented by SEIU Local 503, could go on strike next month if they don’t reach an agreement they find satisfactory with university management.
  • $36,000:Median salary for those workers.
  • $717,500:Base salary for Rob Mullens, the athletic director at the University of Oregon, according to Willamette Week, reporting on a recent Washington Post column criticizing college coaches’ stay at a Ritz resort in Southern California for a committee conference.
  • 31:People on death row in Oregon, according to The Oregonian.
  • $9 million:Amount Oregon will spend toward refurbishing the Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River, according to The Oregonian.
  • 8:Oregon state troopers per 100,000 residents, one of the lowest ratios in the country, according to KMTR.
  • $80 million:Amount the legislature approved for 100 new troopers by 2021, KMTR reports.
  • $120,000:Amount Gov. Kate Brown — who cannot run for reelection in 2022 — has fundraised from business donors, according to OPB.

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

bird.talkBrilliant Maps: If European Borders Were Drawn By DNA Instead Of Ethnicity

Slavery In America Did Not Begin In 1619, And Other Things The New York Times Gets Wrong

Mysterious Oregon cattle killings, mutilations alarm ranchers


 

Sherman County eNews #213

CONTENTS

  1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

  2. CLASSIFIEDS

  3. CALENDAR


1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)

eNEWS POLICIES:

FREE 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.

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THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES: 

THANK YOU! Bryan, Forest, Scott and Kari Peters would like to thank all who helped with wheat harvest this year while Bryan was recovering.  We hope we didn’t forget anyone, if so, we apologize.  Thank you very much to:  Rick Jauken, Taner Elliot, Garrett Peters, Justin Miller, Nate Smith, Charlie Miller, Ryder Smith, Colton Shull, Ryan Thompson, LP McClennan, Max McClennan, Colton Kock, Cody Jauken, Sarah Bibby, Jeff Kaser, Amy Mcnamee, Gary Shull, Dee Richelderfer, Don Hilderbrand, Josh Hilderbrand, Rory Wilson, Travis and Michelle Lawrence.  It was amazing to have so many people come to help and offer to help. We really appreciate all the support from this awesome community!

THANK YOU for the generous donations to sponsor the bounce house at the 2019 Sherman County Fair. The bounce house will be open: Thursday August 22nd from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Friday August 23rd and Saturday August 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Bring the whole family to the fair for fun and to help support our local 4-H and FFA members. ~Sherman County Fair Board

THANK YOU Sherman County 4-H for posting 4-H photos to Facebook for those of us who are not there! Pictures of hard work, success and pride! ~Larry and Sherry

CONGRATULATIONS & THANK YOU, 2019 Sherman County Fair Grand Marshals Leo & Krista Coelsch and Mark & Sharon Spencer, Sherman County Fair Queen Shelby, and Sherman County Fair Board!  ~Larry and Sherry 

THANK YOU! SPONSORS of the SHERMAN COUNTY FAIR: Apex Auto & Truck Repair, Azure, Bandit Glass, Bank of Eastern Oregon, Boot Barn, Coastal, Fritts Crop Insurance, Gorge Outfitters Supply, Grand Central, Grass Valley Country Market, Griffith Motors, GUUD Mfg., Lucas Oil, Mid Columbia Producers, Morrow County Grain Growers, Rolfe’s Angus Acres, Sherman County Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition, Sherman County Historical Society, Sherman County Medical Clinic, Sherman County SWCD, The Times-Journal, Wasco Market. 

THANK YOU, SHERMAN COUNTY FAIR VOLUNTEERS!

THANK YOU, CATHY BROWN & JAMIE WILSON!  The Sherman County Senior & Community Center extends a special thank you to Cathy Brown and Jamie Wilson of WB Ranch for their generous donation of beef. We received 380 pounds of local beef, and only had to pay the cut, wrap and kill fee, which allows us to serve good quality local beef to our seniors over the next year. Thank you so much for your generosity and your donation to the community!  ~Kari Pinkerton Silcox, Sherman County Senior Center, PO Box 352, Moro, OR 97039 | 541-565-3191 | kari@shermancounty.net

JOYFUL NEWS!

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

SHERMAN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM. A Night at the Museum. Limited tickets available for this fundraiser event. Local brews and local catering for a great Night at the Museum. VIP ticket holders will be bused to a surprise location in the county, receive a special brew sample with appetizers, an exclusive tour of the mystery venue and then bused back for the main event. It will be a great event showcasing local breweries that are bringing their favorite brews and an evening at the museum with dinner provided. There will also be a silent auction. VIP tickets $50 & Regular tickets $35. Call 541-565-3232. Thank you in advance for supporting this event and we will see you Sept. 14th!

WASCO SCHOOL EVENTS CENTER – SHERMAN COUNTY ARTISTS & CRAFTERS! It is not too late sign on as an artist/vendor for the “Wasco School Events Center Presents: An Afternoon of Sherman County Talent.” This fundraiser will be held on Sunday afternoon, October 20th, and will feature local talents sharing their works. We would love to hear from a few more of the talented folks of Sherman County who would like to be a part of this event to show off their works, make contacts with potential customers and even make some sales that day! Contact Melissa Kirkpatrick at WSEC, (541-442-5778) for more information. 8/30

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

VOLUNTEER FOR QUILTS FOR COPS WORKSHOP. 8 more “Quilts for Cops” needed. 6 officers in Philadelphia and 2 in Oregon. Consider joining us for the Quilts for Cops” workshop here in Wasco on September 21. 9-4:30. $35.00 includes kit/pattern and food. Please pre-register so they know how many kits to bring or send a donation to me, just write check to Quilts for Cops. It costs about $20-25 to send each quilt to the recipient. Carol MacKenzie. PO Box 85 Wasco, OR 97065.

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EMPLOYMENT:

CHILD CARE PROVIDERS. ABC Huskies Child Care currently has available two (2) full-time and two (2) part-time Assistant Provider positions. Applicants must be able to work flexible hours and experience is preferred but will train. For an application and further details, you may contact Mika at 541-442-5024 or email abchuskies@yahoo.com. Employment application is available on our website at www.abchuskiesdaycare.com If you love children, this is a great opportunity to work with professional child care providers in a home-like environment!  9/13

SERVICES: 

SHERMAN COUNTY BUSINESS DIRECTORY https://www.co.sherman.or.us/businesses/

FOR SALE:

SHERMAN COUNTY CLASSIFIEDS, FACEBOOK   https://www.facebook.com/groups/1680690712181261/

SHOP LOCALLY! SHERMAN COUNTY BUSINESSES https://www.co.sherman.or.us/businesses/ 

FOR RENT OR LEASE:

FREE:

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

LOST OR FOUND:

WANTED:

VOLUNTEERS FOR QUILTS FOR COPS WORKSHOP. 8 more “Quilts for Cops” needed. 6 officers in Philadelphia and 2 in Oregon. Consider joining us for the Quilts for Cops” workshop here in Wasco on September 21. 9-4:30. $35.00 includes kit/pattern and food. Please pre-register so they know how many kits to bring or send a donation to me, just write check to Quilts for Cops. It costs about $20-25 to send each quilt to the recipient. Carol MacKenzie. PO Box 85 Wasco, Or 97065.

YOUR STORIES. Sherman County: For The Record Calls for Stories: AFS Exchange Students! Editor Gladys Wesley is working on the next issue of Sherman County: For The Record and needs your stories. She would like to receive stories from AFS exchange students about where they were from, their time in Sherman County, life after Sherman County and what they are doing now. She has one from Penny which was on FB and is a good example of what she is looking for. Please send the stories to Gladys at the email address info@shermanmuseum.org with subject line FTR Story. ~Sherman County Historical Society

SHERMAN COUNTY ARTISTS & CRAFTERS! It is not too late sign on as an artist/vendor for the “Wasco School Events Center Presents: An Afternoon of Sherman County Talent.” This fundraiser will be held on Sunday afternoon, October 20th, and will feature local talents sharing their works. We would love to hear from a few more of the talented folks of Sherman County who would like to be a part of this event to show off their works, make contacts with potential customers and even make some sales that day! Contact Melissa Kirkpatrick at WSEC, (541-442-5778) for more information.


3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

SHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT EVENTS CALENDAR   https://shermancountyschooldistrict.weebly.com/scsd-event-calendar.html

AUGUST

prize.bluerib20-24 Sherman County Fair

23 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Livestock Showmanship 8

23 Sherman County Fair Bull Riding 7:30

24 Sherman County DUII Prevention Walk 8 a.m. Moro

24 Sherman County Fair Kids’ Games 8:30

24 Sherman County Fair 4-H Grand Champion All-Around Showmanship 12:30, 4-H & FFA Awards, Livestock Auction Sale 3-4, Demolition Derby 7:30 and Dance with Countryfied 9:30.

26 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 11

26 Hans the Produce Guy 4:30-6 Rufus Market

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

27 Hans the Produce Guy 8-9:30 Wasco Market

27 Hans the Produce Guy 9:45-11:05 Sage Mountain Primitives, Moro

27 Hans the Produce Guy 11:30-12:20 Grass Valley Market

27 Hans the Produce Guy 1-2 Shaniko Wagon Barn

28 Representative Walden Town Hall 9 Bob’s Texas T-Bone, Rufus

29 Sherman County School Back to School Night 6:30

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

31 Deadline Sherman County Resident Incentive Application

31 Rummage Sale 10-3 Wasco School Events Center

31 Painted Hills Festival in Mitchell, Oregon 

pencil.spiralSEPTEMBER

1 Rummage Sale 11-3 Wasco School Events Center

2 LABOR DAY

2 Hans the Produce Guy 4:30-6 Rufus Market

3 Hans the Produce Guy 8-9:30 Wasco Market

3 Hans the Produce Guy 9:45-11:05 Sage Mountain Primitives, Moro

3 Hans the Produce Guy 11:30-12:20 Grass Valley Market

3 Hans the Produce Guy 1-2 Shaniko Wagon Barn

3 Sherman County School 1st Day

4 Sherman County Court 9

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

7 RiverFest: Our Rivers, Our Way of Life 10-4 Columbia Park, Kennewick

9 Sherman County School Board Meeting 7

9 Hans the Produce Guy 4:30-6 Rufus Market

10 Hans the Produce Guy 8-9:30 Wasco Market

10 Hans the Produce Guy 9:45-11:05 Sage Mountain Primitives, Moro

10 Hans the Produce Guy 11:30-12:20 Grass Valley Market

10 Hans the Produce Guy 1-2 Shaniko Wagon Barn

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

14 A Night at the Museum – Sherman County Historical Society Benefit 541-565-3232

14 Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Meeting 10:30 Discovery Center

16 Hans the Produce Guy 4:30-6 Rufus Market

17 Hans the Produce Guy 8-9:30 Wasco Market

17 Hans the Produce Guy 9:45-11:05 Sage Mountain Primitives, Moro

17 Hans the Produce Guy 11:30-12:20 Grass Valley Market

17 Hans the Produce Guy 1-2 Shaniko Wagon Barn

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

21 Quilts for Cops Workshop 9-4:30 Wasco School Events Center

23 Hans the Produce Guy 4:30-6 Rufus Market

24 Hans the Produce Guy 8-9:30 Wasco Market

24 Hans the Produce Guy 9:45-11:05 Sage Mountain Primitives, Moro

24 Hans the Produce Guy 11:30-12:20 Grass Valley Market

24 Hans the Produce Guy 1-2 Shaniko Wagon Barn

24 Sherman County School Dental Screening

25-26 Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference, Ontario

26 Association of Oregon Counties District 3 Meeting 10-2 Boardman

26 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 4 Hood River