Sherman County eNews #258


  1. Sherman County Education Foundation Meeting, Oct. 16

  2. Sherman County School District Hall of Honor & Special Presentation, Oct. 19

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

  4. Presentation: “Recognizing the Diversity Among Us,” Oct. 24

  5. An Invitation! Dewey’s Birthday Celebration, Nov. 3

  6. Diamonds in Your Pockets

  7. Shared State and County Services Serve the Same Oregonians!

1. Sherman County Education Foundation Meeting, Oct. 16

Sherman County Education Foundation Meeting Wednesday, October 16th at 6pm in the Library Program Room.

2. Sherman County School District Hall of Honor & Special Presentation, Oct. 19

Sherman County School District

Hall of Honor


a special presentation:

From One-Room Schools to One Campus

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The Sherman County School District will be celebrating the induction of four individuals and one team into the Sherman County School District Hall of Honor at a reception in the Event Center that will begin at 5:30 p.m. on October 19, 2019. There will also be a special presentation and celebration of 151 years of education in Sherman County (From One-Room Schools to One Campus).

The Booster Club will be serving a Tri-Tip dinner between 5:30-6:15 p.m. and designated speakers will be sharing memories of each honoree beginning at 6:00 p.m. The public is welcome to join the celebration at 5:30 p.m.

Please join us for the $12.00 fundraising dinner to support the Booster Club as we honor all Hall of Honor Inductees. Dinner tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 541-565-3500 or at the door.

The 2019 inductees include United States Military Academy Graduate and Captain Deron R. Kaseberg, former State FFA President and OSU College of Agricultural Sciences Hall of Fame Member Michael S. Macnab, Teacher and State Champion Coach Ron Townsend, the first female Sherman County Superintendent Grace Zevely (Posthumously), and the 1989 1A State Champion Football Team.

The purpose of the Hall of Honor is to formally recognize outstanding contributions to the heritage and tradition of the Sherman County School District.  It is the intent of this Hall of Honor to recognize and preserve the memory of students, teachers, athletes, teams, coaches, boosters, and others whose achievements and support have brought recognition and honor to the Sherman County School District.

For information regarding the Hall of Honor or to nominate a candidate for future induction, please visit and click on the Hall of Honor tab.  For questions, email Wes Owens at

3. 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.

4. Presentation: “Recognizing the Diversity Among Us,” Oct. 24

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents “Recognizing the Diversity Among Us” with Miguel Angel Herrada, Thursday, October 24, 2019. The program will be offered in Spanish at 5:00 p.m., an optional $15 pork taco dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. and the program in English starts at 7:00 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles. This Oregon Humanities Conversation Project event is open to everyone. Admission to this program is free, but a $5 donation per person is appreciated. For more information, call (541) 296-8600 x 201, or visit

5. An Invitation! Dewey’s Birthday Celebration, Nov. 3


Join us for a Birthday Celebration as Dewey Thomas is turning 105!!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

2:00 – 4:00 Open House

The Springs at Mill Creek, The Dalles, Oregon

The Springs Room

Light refreshments – No gifts please.

6. Diamonds in Your Pockets

Abraham Lincoln once said that if you “look for what is wrong, you will surely find it.” How true this is. The imperfections in ourselves mean we can always find deficits if we try. For a lot of us, it is much easier to find the cracks and faults.

If your focus is on what is wrong, if you are busy looking for the flaws and weaknesses in your character, you are weighing yourself down just as surely as if you were going through life carrying a big backpack full of rocks – and every day the backpack just gets heavier. It is no wonder that your mental and emotional “back” is bent under the strain.

Of course, if you are a world-class negative thinker, then the weight of your burden becomes just one more thing with which to find fault. On the other hand, if you spend most of your time looking for and appreciating all that is right or delightful about yourself and the world around you – and make no mistake, there are thousands of delights in this world once you start looking for them – it is as if you had diamonds in your pockets.

To get a quick read on where your focus is, list all your shortcomings and all your strengths on a piece of paper. Take your time and make sure you cover as much as possible. Once you have finished both lists, look to see if you used a double standard. Did you list as weaknesses those things that are occasionally true about you or always true? On the other hand, did you list strengths that are almost always true or just occasionally true? Depending upon what you find, you may be stacking the cards against yourself.

If you get rid of your old programming that says it is better to haul rocks than diamonds, and start affirming your strengths instead, your life will be so much richer! Think of what it will do to your emotional well-being, and your physical well-being, too. And you couldn’t find a better day to start than today. ~The Pacific Institute

7. Shared State and County Services Serve the Same Oregonians!

The State:

—general administrator

—state property manager

—state courts, patrol, prison

—child protection

—mental health hospital



—state parks.

Services Shared by County and State:


—assessment and taxation



—county jails

—community corrections

—court security

—district attorney


—juvenile services

—aging services

—alcohol/drug programs

—children and families

—developmental disabilities

—mental health services

—veterans’ services

—public health

—environmental health


—economic/community development




—Oregon Plan

—public forests

—federal land policy


—county fair




—property management


—county law library

—sheriff patrol

—medical examiner

—animal control

—solid waste


—capital projects

—county forests, parks


~Association of Oregon Counties