Sherman County eNews #220


  1. Sherman County Photography Club Meeting Monday, Aug. 26

  2. Help Wanted – ABC Huskies Child Care

  3. A Fundraising Night at the Sherman County Historical Museum

  4. A United States of America History Tidbit: Prohibition 1919

  5. Sherman Development League Grant Cycle Application Forms

  6. Sherman County Cultural Coalition 2019 Fall Grant Cycle

  7. Putting Fear in its Place

1. Sherman County Photography Club Meeting Monday, Aug. 26

camera.handheldSherman County Photography Club meets this Monday, August 26, at the Sherman County Extension office at 6pm.

* Come and show us your photo entries from the 2019 Sherman County Fair

* Learn about exposure with a DVD presentation “Determining Exposure” by Rob Sheppard.

* Lowell Smith will show you how to make your Milky Way photos POP.

Everyone is always welcome at the monthly meetings.

2. Help Wanted – ABC Huskies Child Care

children.cartoonABC 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 Employment application is available on our website at If you love children, this is a great opportunity to work with professional child care providers in a home-like environment!

3. A Fundraising Night at the Sherman County Historical Museum

The Sherman County Historical Society event committee is planning the first annual Night at the Museum Fundraiser. On September 14th, the Society will be showcasing local breweries that will bring their favorite brews for an evening dinner at the museum.

A limited number of tickets will be offered for the main event and a limited number of VIP tickets. VIP ticket holders will board a bus bound for a secret location in the county where they will be served a special brew sample and appetizers along with an exclusive tour of this mystery venue. They will return to the museum for the main event.

VIP tickets are $50 and the main event tickets are $35, and may be purchased at the museum or from committee members, Johnathan and Kalie Rolfe, Chris and Carrie Kaseberg or Gail Macnab. Ticket holders will receive free admission to the museum.

The evening’s main event will feature dinner and an amazing silent auction to benefit museum operations and general improvements. If you wish to contribute to the auction, we would be over-the-top grateful! Please deliver your donation to the museum with your name, the value of your donation, and anything else we will need to know. Thank you in advance for supporting this event. We hope to see you on September 14th.

The Sherman County Cultural Coalition, Mid Columbia Producers, Wheatland Insurance and RDO Equipment are Porter level sponsors; Bank of Eastern Oregon and Apex Truck Repair are Ale level sponsors. ~Sherman County Historical Society Event Committee

4. A United States of America History Tidbit: Prohibition 1919

100 years ago, in 1919, the United States of America was going through an identity crisis. The 18th Amendment, which forbade the making, selling or transportation of “intoxicating liquors,” was ratified on Jan. 16, 1919, and took effect a year later. Politicians voted to enact Prohibition as a “noble experiment” to reduce crime, solve social problems, reduce the tax burden created by prisons and poorhouses, and improve Americans’ health, according to an analysis by the Cato Institute, which characterized the effort as a “miserable failure on all counts.” The amendment was championed by the temperance movement, which mainly was supported by women who saw alcohol as a destroyer of families. They carried signs saying, “Lips that touch liquor shall not touch ours,” according to the National Archives.

5. Sherman Development League Grant Cycle Application Forms

Sherman Development League (SDL) grant application forms will be available September 3, 2019, for projects and/or programs in Sherman County. Grants can be applied for by 501(c)(3) and other non-profit organizations. Organizations that have received a grant from SDL are not eligible to apply until their current grant requirements have been met. Revolving loan funds are also available to for-profit entities and businesses.

Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2019, and grants will be awarded by February 1, 2020.

To receive appropriate grant/loan application forms, please submit a letter of request which includes:

• A brief description of your project.
• State if the project is a capital expenditure, one-time program or pilot project, emergency assistance or a loan request.
• Identify the type of organization requesting funding.

Mail or email requests to:
Sherman Development League, Inc.
P.O. Box 11
Moro, OR 97039

Contact Melva Thomas at 541-442-5488 or

6. Sherman County Cultural Coalition 2019 Fall Grant Cycle

The 2019 Fall Grant Cycle for Sherman County’s Cultural Coalition will begin September 3, 2019. Applicants may be individuals and/or groups and need not be legally recognized non-profits.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2019

Awards up to $1,500 will be granted in support of local Sherman County activities and events which promote Culture, Humanities, Heritage and the Arts in Sherman County.

Additional information including Grant Guidelines and the application form, may be found at:

Completed grant applications may be mailed to:
Sherman County Cultural Coalition
P.O. Box 23
Moro, OR 97039

Or emailed to:

Contact Melva Thomas at 541-442-5488 or

7. Putting Fear in its Place

Nothing blocks change quite the way fear does, and when its power is greater than your power to push through it, fear is devastating. We can see evidence of this every day in the news. However, thirty years ago, in his 1989 publication, “Getting Unstuck,” Dr. Sidney Simon discussed ten ways fear blocks change, and today that information bears repeating. You see, the power of fear, unchecked, hasn’t changed.

Fear persuades you to do less than you are capable of doing. It triggers internal defense systems and fools you into thinking that you have perfectly good reasons not to change. Fear, particularly fear of making mistakes, causes indecisiveness and stops you from knowing what you really want. It warps your perception of your life and what you can do to make it better.

Fear keeps you from asking for help when you need it or benefiting from the emotional support offered to you. To calm your fears, you develop unhealthy habits and behavior patterns. Fear makes you give up one step short of your goal. And finally, fear keeps you from taking the risks necessary for growth.

Fear can control your life if you let it. But you can push through it if you can relax physically and mentally, and develop the habit of taking well-chosen risks – small ones at first, then bigger ones. Affirmations and visualizations are a great help too. If you get into the habit of vividly seeing yourself achieve success in areas of your life that are important to you, you can overcome the paralyzing effects of fear and move confidently into the well-lived life you deserve.

What fears do you have that are preventing you from positive change? Actually writing out your fears makes them somewhat smaller and easier to look at and deal with. It gets them out of the realm of your head, and onto the finite space of a piece of paper. Once they are down on paper, what steps, even if they are small ones at first, can you take today, or this week? ~The Pacific Institute