Sherman County eNews #239


  1. Sherman County Photography Club Program, Sept. 23

  2. South Sherman Fire & Rescue Seeks Board Director

  3. Letter to the Editor: Sherman County Historical Society

  4. Think of the Possibilities

  5. Thank you

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

Live each day as if it were your last, and you’ll develop a keen respect for opportunity. If you had only one more day on this earth, how much sharper your senses would be. The beauty of nature, the simple pleasures of life, would be indescribably wonderful, and every moment would present an opportunity to spend quality time with your family and strengthen relationships with friends, acquaintances, and business associates. Every thought would be laser-sharp in that highly focused state. Well, today is the last day on earth for today’s opportunities. Don’t let them pass you by. ~The Napoleon Hill Foundation

1. Sherman County Photography Club Program, Sept. 23

Here’s what’s happening at the Sherman County Photography Club meeting this Monday, September 23.

Hear Serge Ramelli views on retouching photos in his video “Is Retouching Cheating??” and watch “Five Biggest Mistakes to Avoid in Lightroom.” Then join in on a group RAW photo processing and retouching project.

Join us at 6 pm at the Extension Office in Moro, refreshments served. Everyone welcome.

2. Notice. South Sherman Fire & Rescue Seeks Board Director

South Sherman Fire & Rescue is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a board director. South Sherman Fire & Rescue consists of 387sq miles of Southern Sherman County and is based out of Grass Valley. Candidate must be a full time resident of the District and be a registered voter within the District. Candidates must submit a letter of interest stating why they wish to become a board member, and what makes them the ideal board member for the district. Letters must be turned in by October 8, 2019 at 5pm. Letters can be hand delivered to the administrative office 412 N Mill St or mailed to PO Box 116 Grass Valley Oregon 97029 or emailed to  Letters will be opened by the board during executive session on Oct.9, 2019 at which time the board may choice a candidate or may not.

3. Letter to the Editor: Sherman County Historical Society

pencil.sharpThe Sherman County Historical Society would like to send out a BIG thank you to all the individuals and businesses that supported “A Night at the Museum” on Saturday, Sept. 14. We could not have asked for a better evening, as the weather was perfect, the food was excellent, the beer and wine were tasty and the venues were great! Thank you also to everyone who donated to the silent and oral auctions and to those who bid on the amazing items. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the continual upkeep of the museum.

Again, thank you!

~The Sherman County Historical Society and Fundraising Event Committee.

4. Think of the Possibilities

What is the difference between mediocrity and greatness? Possibly not as much as we think.

You know, it really takes very little to make a big difference in our lives and in the world. In professional baseball for example, most batters hit for an average of about .250, which means that they get one hit for every four times at bat. Anyone who hits .300, three hits out of ten, is considered a star. By the end of the season, there are only about a dozen players out of hundreds in the leagues who have maintained a .300 average, and these are the ones who get the big contracts, the acclaim, and the TV commercials.

In other words, the difference between the great players and the ordinary players is only one hit out of twenty! This slim margin of greatness in baseball symbolizes the dynamics of greatness in life, because when we use just a tiny bit more of our potential, we grow, we add to the sum and total of humanity, and we become outstanding human beings.

Now, the purpose of being outstanding is not to win acclaim or glory, but to be more of what we can be, to not ignore those talents and skills lying asleep inside of each of us. If you accept the idea that most of your present limitations are not based on any unchangeable reality, but are rather the result of the beliefs you hold about your reality, then the next step is to deliberately and systematically change those beliefs.

Change the way we think, and we change the way we run our lives, our work, our interactions with others, and we change the way we interact with the world. If you doubt this, how many lives do you touch in a single day – whether you are in the room or not? What difference could you make in their lives, by making one little change in your own? Just think of the possibilities.

This is a flexible mindset. Thinking in possibilities is a skill we can learn quite easily. In fact, we have probably done it before. When was that, and what effect did it have? ~The Pacific Institute

5. Thank you

Thank you for

  • Being in our world
  • Making a difference
  • Your wisdom
  • Being so thoughtful
  • Being there
  • Seeing the silver lining
  • Caring
  • Sharing your thoughts
  • Listening
  • Your inspiration
  • Your faith
  • Your talent
  • Your wonderful work
  • Your leadership
  • Your character
  • Your spirit
  • Your principles
  • Your warmth
  • Showing the way
  • Your kindness
  • Your encouragement
  • Your honesty
  • Your helping hand
  • Your reaching out
  • Your touch
  • Your support
  • Hanging in there
  • Staying in touch
  • Giving
  • Your example
  • Spreading joy
  • Your big heart
  • All you’ve done
  • Being you
  • The memories.

~Gratitude, a book by Dan Zadra

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

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Biennial Budget Won’t Avert Looming Debt Crisis

US approves releasing non-native insect to control thistle

Cattle Are Being Mutilated And Killed In Eastern Oregon

Oregon Governor Will Not Call Special Session To Adjust Death Penalty Law