Sherman County eNews #227


  1. Sherman Parent Teacher Organization Meeting, Sept. 12

  2. All County Prayer Meeting, Sept. 3

  3. Weather: September outlook and the August Monthly Climate Summary

  4. Sherman County: For The Record, 37 Years

  5. Home Inventory Week: Tasks to Save Time, Money & Stress After Disaster

  6. Goals and Passions

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

Aristotle: “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.”

1. Sherman Parent Teacher Organization Meeting, Sept. 12

Sherman PTO Planning Meeting will be Thursday, September 12 at 6pm in the Sherman County Library Program Room. A copy of the agenda can be found on the Sherman School District’s webpage

2. All County Prayer Meeting, Sept. 3

The All County Prayer Meeting is Wednesday September 3 @ the Moro Presbyterian Church. Fellowship starts at 6:30 PM, Pray time starts at 7:00 PM and ends at 8:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to come and join the meeting, come and join in when you can get there and stay as long as you can. ~ Red Gibbs

3. Weather: September outlook and the August Monthly Climate Summary

sun.circleYou can find the September outlook and the August monthly climate summary AND GRAPHS (toggle between color and gray) for Moro at

~Marilyn Lohmann, National Weather Service Pendleton  541-276-7832

4. Sherman County: For The Record, 37 Years

pen.markerVolume 37, Number 1, 2019, begins the 37th year of twice-yearly publication of this historical anthology by the Sherman County Historical Society. It’s a remarkable achievement made possible by volunteers… the editors, proofreaders and authors! The current editorial team, Gladys Wesley, Lowell Smith, Sheri Carlson and Janet Pinkerton, call for your stories, photographs and records for the next issues.

The Society’s mission is to gather, preserve, research, interpret, exhibit and publish materials related to the history of Sherman County. Your story and photographs contribute to the mission! It’s about us, all of us, in this place.

This issue comprises a variety of topics generously illustrated with photographs: Fire Destroys Elevator: Farmers Elevator Company Has Large Fire Loss at Moro, Sherman County Observer 1927; Kaseberg Cousins: The Journey from Germany to Oregon, An Oregon Trail Story by Augusta Kaseberg Copeland, with Alice Kaseberg and Sherry Woods Kaseberg; Township and Range System; The Morse Family: Mt. Hood Climb, the Columbia Southern Railroad Survey and a Photograph by Alice Kaseberg; Helen White Bruckert by Sherry Kaseberg; Grass Valley High School Class of 1942 Update by Grace M. Zevely Busse; Early Days Recalled by Former County Resident by W.E. Parry, Sherman County Journal 1965; James O. Elrod and Lawrence K. Moore by Gladys Wesley; A Crop Year’s Cycle Described by Sherman County Poet Farmer, H.B. Belshee, Sherman County Observer, 1925; and Memorial Gifts and Honorariums.

More information will be found here and here

5. Home Inventory Week: Tasks to Save Time, Money & Stress After Disaster

~Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services
(Salem) – Lightning storms lit up the night skies sparking new wildfires, and a 6.3 magnitude earthquake shook the ground in Oregon right before National Disaster Preparedness Month. These stern warnings make it critical for Oregonians to get prepared for both natural and human-caused disasters.

September is National Preparedness Month, and it is kicked-off by Home Inventory Week. To recognize this often overlooked part of disaster preparation, the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation encourages all Oregonians to do two simple tasks that will save time, money, and stress when disaster strikes:

  1. Build a home inventory – Take video or photos of each room in your home, paying close attention to walls, drawers, closets, and storage areas. Recalling your personal property is a daunting task following a disaster. A home inventory eases the post-disaster stress, and enables your insurance company to move forward with processing your claim.
  2. Review your insurance coverage – Take time to discuss your policies with your insurance company or agent. Make sure you have the right coverage and know what to expect when you file a claim for disasters such as fire, earthquake, flood, tornado, theft, and ice storms.

“Recent wildfires and earthquakes reminds us how important it is for every Oregonians to build a home inventory and make sure they have the right insurance coverage to protect their families,” said Insurance Commissioner Andrew Stolfi. “These projects are easy to do and now is the time to add these money-saving, stress-reducing tasks to your to-do list.”

Oregonians are encouraged to visit for videos, apps, and resources to help complete these simple tasks. The site also provides social media tools to help residents share their experience and encourage their families, friends, and neighbors to get prepared as well.

The division has joined several state and county agencies in a month long effort to help Oregonians get prepared for both natural and human-caused disaster. Follow the conversation on social media using these hashtags: #2WeeksReady, #NatlPrep. #PrepareNow.

6. Goals and Passions

Today let’s talk about the best advice you will ever get on how to become financially, as well as mentally, wealthy. It is a true story that should interest you if you would like to earn a lot of money or even if you just want to enjoy lots of success.

Some time ago, a random sample of 1500 graduating college seniors were surveyed to find out what they would base their career choice on. 83 percent said that financial gain was the first thing they would base their career choice on and following their dream, or their passion, would come second. Seven percent said that following their dream would be first and financial gain second.

In a follow-up study on actual net worth 20 years later, what do you think they found? Well, 101 of the 1,500 had become millionaires. But only one of those millionaires had come from the group that put financial gain first, while one hundred of them came from the group that followed their dreams.

Of course, this study doesn’t “prove” anything. Its objective was simply to give us information about ourselves. The point is that a path with heart, and a goal with passion driving it, is incredibly powerful. People who do great things have, above everything else, a purpose that stirs their soul, that gives life meaning. How does that saying go? “Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life.” If it’s something you love, it’s not work. It is a life-fulfilling joy!

So, follow your dream. Do what you love and what gives you joy, and do it with your whole heart. And if what you love and dream is also a contribution to the betterment of the world around you, so much the better!

If this survey is any indication, this might be the way to become a millionaire, if that is what we truly want. But more so, it is also the way to become mentally wealthy, because following our passions will make us happy, the very essence of our personal well-being.

So, how will you mix your goals and your passions? ~The Pacific Institute

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

bird.owl.limbKayak at One of Oregon’s Most Remote State Parks

New plan targets salmon-eating sea lions in Columbia River

BPA Balancing Authority Load and Total Wind, Hydro, Fossil/Biomass, and Nuclear Generation, Near-Real-Time

East Oregonian

Merriam-Webster Definition of woke   chiefly US slang  aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice)

Oregon Travel Impacts Statewide Estimates 1992 – 2018 Sherman Co. p.169

WWII’s start marked in Poland with German remorse, warning

Global Warming Natural Cycle

Pew Research Center Polling Methods