Sherman County eNews #232

CONTENTS

  1. A Night at the Sherman County Historical Museum, Sept. 14

  2. Cultural Coalition 2019 Fall Grant Cycle

  3. Help Wanted – ABC Huskies Child Care

  4. Jane Kirkpatrick’s new book, “One More River to Cross,” at The Museum Store

  5. Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series – Dowen Jones Photography

  6. Broken Columbia lock means commerce chokehold

  7. Make a Better World? Make a Better You

  8. 142nd Fighter Wing to conduct temporary night flying operations

  9. Solar Saturday at the Discovery Center, Sept. 28

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


1. A Night at the Sherman County Historical Museum, Sept. 14

The Sherman County Historical Society invites you to the first annual Night at the Museum benefit dinner and auction. On September 14th, the Society will showcase local breweries that will bring their favorite brews for an evening dinner at the museum.

A limited number of 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 dinner event. VIP tickets are $50.

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

The evening will feature dinner and an amazing silent auction to benefit museum operations and improvements.

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.

If you wish to contribute to the auction, we will be over-the-top grateful! Please call 541-565-3232, or 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.  ~Sherman County Historical Society Event Committee


2. Cultural Coalition 2019 Fall Grant Cycle

Grant applications are now being accepted for the Sherman County Cultural Coalition 2019 Fall Grant Cycle. 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: www.shermancountyculturalcoalition.com

Completed grant applications may be mailed to:
Sherman County Cultural Coalition
P.O. Box 23
Moro, OR 97039
Or emailed to: shermanculturalcoalition@gmail.com
Questions?
Contact Melva Thomas at 541-442-5488 or shermanculturalcoalition@gmail.com


3. Help Wanted – ABC Huskies Child Care

sign.helpwantedFull-time and part-time Assistant Provider positions are currently available at ABC Huskies Child Care. 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 http://www.abchuskiesdaycare.com. If you love children, this is a great opportunity to work with professional child care providers in a home-like environment!


4. Jane Kirkpatrick’s new book, “One More River to Cross,” at The Museum Store

Now available at The Museum Store, Jane Kirkpatrick’s brand new book, “One More River to Cross.” $15.99 Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro | Open 10-5 May through October | 541 565 3232.


5. Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series – Dowen Jones Photography

Moro, OR – The Sherman County local Artist Series is featuring photography by Dowen Jones for the month of September at the Sherman County Historical Museum. Dowen has been part of the Sherman County community for years and is currently mayor of the small town of Rufus, Oregon. Dowen is an electrician traveling up and down the Columbia River Gorge as well as all over the Pacific Northwest.

Dowen has a huge appreciation for nature and the beauty in this area. With his cell phone in hand, he captures some of the most scenic views and interesting close-ups around our local communities. All of Dowen’s photos were taken with his cell phone and the quality is impressive!

The photos we have on display in the lobby of the Sherman County Historical Museum are just the tip of his large collection. The variety of photos on display are color, black and white and panoramic. Dowen is the photographer that makes the extra effort to take a photo from the angle you might not see and scenic views from places you may never hike!

Please visit the museum to see photography by Dowen Jones. There is no charge for this exhibit which is on display in the lobby of the museum for the month of September. The award-winning Museum at 200 Dewey Street in Moro is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through October. For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website https://www.shermanmuseum.org/


6. Broken Columbia lock means commerce chokehold

A critical navigation lock at the mighty Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River has shut down because of cracked concrete, meaning huge barges that transport millions of tons of wheat, wood and other goods from the inland Pacific Northwest to the Pacific Ocean for export are at a standstill.


7. Make a Better World? Make a Better You

How do we build a better society, a better world? There are a lot of ideas out there, and it can be quite the challenge to sift through them. Here is one prescription for a better world, for your consideration.

We’ve been talking a lot about raising our children to help them become efficacious adults. We’ve talked about handling conflict and adversity, and the need for perseverance and resiliency as we face challenges. We’ve talked about self-esteem and self-respect, and how important they are to each of us releasing our untapped potential. These are individual pursuits, and can easily be applied to any organization of people. But how can we build a better world?

Lou Tice was always glad to answer this question. In fact, for most of his career, he had been talking about it all along. And he was correct when he said, if we want a world with more intelligence, more clear thinking and honesty, more goodwill and brotherhood, what we need to do is cultivate these qualities in ourselves first.

There is a natural progression in social advancement from the individual to the family, then out to the community, the nation and the world. The line of progress can move in no other direction. Every time we show tolerance and understanding, all of us live in a more tolerant world. Every time you do something for no other reason than to lighten the load another person is carrying, you improve at least two lives – yours and theirs.

Every time you reach out to help someone in need or show kindness to another, with no thought of personal gain, you improve the quality of society in general. Every time you grow as a person, as a parent, as a co-worker, as a human being in community with others around you, you change the delicate balance of life on earth.

The most important thing you can do, to make a better world, is make a better you. Each and every one of us makes a better world when we step up, raise our game, and become more than we were yesterday. We don’t need to wait until the weekend, or next Monday. There is no time like the present. There is no line, no queue, no waiting – just you and your commitment to be more.

If you want to make a better world, make a better you. Starting now. ~The Pacific Institute


8. 142nd Fighter Wing to conduct temporary night flying operations

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing will conduct routine F-15 night training missions September 10-12, 2019. Night training allows the Citizen-Airmen pilots based at the Portland Air National Guard Base to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements. Night flying is conducted as an essential training requirement for nighttime maneuvers. Training flights will be completed each evening before 10:30 p.m.


9. Solar Saturday at the Discovery Center, Sept. 28

sun.circleBob Yoesle will present a solar viewing free to the public Saturday, September 28 from 11 am to 4 pm at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles. Using special safely-filtered telescopes you can view the surface of the sun. This event is free, and will be held, weather and clouds permitting, on the museum lawn. Museum admission still applies for visitors who wish to see the exhibits. For more information visit http://www.gorgediscovery.org.


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

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