Sherman County eNews #256


  1. Country Christian Sounds by Charlie Walker at Kent, Oct. 13

  2. An Afternoon of Sherman County Talent, Oct. 20

  3. Country Christmas Bazaar, Dec. 7

  4. Condon’s Fall Festival, Nov. 23

  5. A Proper Start to the Day

  6. Become a Youth Ambassador to Germany, Scholarship Program

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

1. Country Christian Sounds by Charlie Walker at Kent, Oct. 13 


Country Christian Sounds in God’s Country

by Charlie Walker

Sunday, October 13

6 p.m.

Kent Baptist Church

95202 Dobie Point Road, Kent, Oregon

Questions? Pastor Joe Burgess 541-660-9223

2. An Afternoon of Sherman County Talent, Oct. 20

Wasco School Events Center


An Afternoon of Sherman County Talent

Sunday, October 20

2-5 o’clock

Visit with local artists as you enjoy their work, and enjoy a silent art auction and appetizers with beer/wine. 

Mark your calendar! You won’t want to miss this benefit event! Some amazing items have been donated for the silent auction, and over a dozen artists will have some of their work on display and for sale! Tickets are $10 at WSEC, Wasco City Hall or at the door at the Wasco School Events Center, Sunday, October 20 from 2 to 5 pm. Sponsors are Wheatacres Ranch, 4M Farm, WK Ranch and the Macnab Sisters.

3. Country Christmas Bazaar, Dec. 7


Country Christmas Bazaar

Saturday, December 7
10 am – 2 pm
Grass Valley Pavilion

4. Condon’s Fall Festival, Nov. 23

autumn.treesbareWhat: Condon’s Fall Festival

When: November 23rd

Time: 10-3 pm

Where: Condon Elks Lodge & Veterans Memorial Hall and ALL of our Historic Main Street Businesses.

Free to the Public

Murray’s Condon Pharmacy is doing a Beer & Wine Tasting Event

Over 40 vendors participating!

Questions? Call K’Lynn Lane, Condon Chamber of Commerce, 541-384-7777

5. A Proper Start to the Day

sun.circleAs you wake up, how do you start your day? Does the way you wake up have an effect on how the rest of your day goes?

Everyone knows how important it is that kids get off to a good start in life. How a horse comes out of the starting gate can often make its career, and a sprinter’s ability to come out of the blocks often determines who wins a foot race. Your first experience with something will often color what comes afterward. The way you start your day is no exception.

Do you leap out of bed before your eyes are really open, begin a mad rush to leave for work on time, and spend your whole day trying to get ahead of a schedule that always seems too busy?

Why not try setting your clock a few minutes early for a week? Spend those first few waking moments giving some thought to the way you want the rest of your day to go. Then, as you proceed through preparing for the day ahead, try to bring your full awareness to each activity: showering, brushing your teeth, and selecting your clothes. Do each thing thoughtfully and deliberately, paying complete attention to just that one thing.

Keep your thoughts on the present, and don’t let them leap ahead into the future, or slip back into the past. Just try to be fully present in the moment. This approach is similar to the Buddhist art of mindfulness, and if you practice it for a while, it will change the pace and the feeling of your day! ~The Pacific Institute

6. Become a Youth Ambassador to Germany, Scholarship Program

Have you dreamed of spending an academic year in another country, learning another language, experiencing another cultural, gaining a better global understanding, and representing the USA as a Youth Ambassador?

If so… the US Department of State funded Congress-Bundestag (CBYX) Scholarship Program to Germany is for you! ASSE’s Congress Bundestag Program is currently recruiting applicants for its 2020-2021 program year.

Since 1983, the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag (parliament) have co-sponsored the prestigious Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship Program to help prepare ambitious young people for a global future.  The CBYX program has enabled more than 26,000 students to expand their global perspectives and make new friends. As youth ambassadors of the United States, Congress-Bundestag students share their life and culture with their German hosts and build greater understanding of the United States and its diversity.

Applicants who wish to be considered for the CBYX Scholarship must be a U.S. Citizen between the ages of 15 years and 18 years and 6 months at the start of the program (born between Feb 1, 2002 – August 1, 2005) and be a high school student with a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

The deadline to apply for the CBYX Scholarship Program is December 3, 2019. Students who are ready to apply will need to complete the online pre-application found at Once the students complete the pre-application, they will be emailed further instructions regarding the final application. For more information, students can visit, call (800) 733-2773, or email

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

bird.owl3“Our ancestors were builders and pioneers and mostly fearless. We are regulators, auditors, bureaucrats, adjudicators, censors, critics, plaintiffs, defendants, social media junkies and thin-skinned scolds. A distant generation created; we mostly delay, idle and gripe.” ~Victor Davis Hanson

Members of Previous Generations Now Seem Like Giants

The OLCC Has Finalized Rules For Flavored Vape Ban That Takes Effect on Oct. 15

Pew Research Center: Digital Knowledge Quiz

Stark partisan divisions in Americans’ views of ‘socialism,’ ‘capitalism’