Sherman County eNews #261


  1. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting & Hearing, Oct. 23

  2. Network and Learn at Gorge Tech Company Showcase, Nov. 5

  3. Sherman 4-H Open House & Enrollment Night, Nov. 13

  4. Antelope Community Harvest Dinner, Nov. 17

  5. 3rd Annual Columbia River Indian Autumn, Sat. Nov. 2

  6. Oregon Capital Insider: This week, by the numbers

  7. History Tidbits: Wasco Main Street c. 1895-1915

1. Notice. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting & Hearing, Oct. 23

Public Notice of Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting and

Public Hearing on Proposed FY 2019-2020 Supplemental Budget

Meeting Date/Time: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Meeting Location: Jeanne E. Burch Building, 401 Fourth Street, Fossil, OR

Teleconference Dial-in: 669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 431-875-341


1:30pm Public Hearing Regarding FY 2019-2020 Supplemental Budget


1.0 Call to Order; Establish Quorum; Introductions; Additions/Revisions to Agenda

2.0 Public Comment

3.0 Financial Matters

3.1 Review and Consider Monthly Financial Summaries for July-September 2019

3.2 Discuss Resolution of Past Due Balances

4.0 Old Business

4.1 AOC Report Checklist Next Steps: Update on Independent Systems Audit

4.2 AOC Report Checklist Next Steps: Discuss Request for Proposals for Management Services

4.3 Update on Cottonwood Tower Site

4.4 Consider Approval of Proposal for Roosevelt Site Repairs & Generator

4.5 Consider Approval of Bakeoven Tower Site Lease Agreement with Day Wireless

4.6 Discuss USAC E-rate Program Status and Final Steps to End Participation

5.0 New Business

5.1 Consider Adoption of FY 2019-2020 Supplemental Budget

5.2 Discuss Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting Minutes

5.3 Consider Approval of the Eakin Elevator Lease Agreement

5.4 Consider Approval of the Fields Ranch Lease Agreement

5.5 Discuss Frontier Regional 911 User Fees

5.6 Discuss the North Central ESD Tower

5.7 Regulatory Compliance: Status Report and Discussion of Management Plan Going Forward

5.8 Regulatory Compliance: Records Retention Requirements Report and Discussion

6.0 Day Wireless Update

7.0 Public Comment

8.0 Adjournment

Additional Announcements:

  • With the exception of public hearings, the Frontier TeleNet Board, in its sole discretion, may make changes to this agenda and/or address other matters it deems appropriate. In addition, the Frontier TeleNet Board may at any time and without prior notice enter into an executive session in accordance with ORS 192.660(2).
  • The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made not less than 48 hours prior to the date/time the meeting is set to begin by contacting Judge N. Lynn Morley at 541-763-3460 or via email to

2. Network and Learn at Gorge Tech Company Showcase, Nov. 5

The third-annual Gorge Tech Showcase returns on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to highlight some of the exciting, world-changing tech companies in the region. Tech enthusiasts and job seekers are invited to attend to learn about the amazing work of Applied Navigation, Insitu, Power4Flight, Prigel Machine and Fabrication, Seeq, Skookum Resource Management, Trillium Engineering and Zepher. The event at the Columbia Gorge Hotel, 4000 Westcliff Dr., Hood River includes brief presentations, networking and appetizers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with presentations starting around 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door or in advance through Eventbrite.

The Gorge Tech Showcase is hosted by the Gorge Tech Alliance (GTA), the regional tech industry association that supports, connects and develops the technology community of the Columbia River Gorge with networking and educational events, business support and promotion, workforce development and STEM education. Contact Jessica Metta, Executive Director, at 541-296-2266, or learn more at

3. Sherman 4-H Open House & Enrollment Night, Nov. 13

4-H clover1Families, mark your calendar for Wednesday, November 13 6pm for a 4-H Open House & Enrollment Night at the Sherman Fairgrounds. A light dinner will be served, as kids and families can meet 4-H club leaders and get their enrollment forms done and pay the $30 fee. Clubs include beef, sheep, swine, goat, poultry, horse, small animals, cooking, outdoor cooking/food preservation, photography, sewing, theatre arts, hiking/biking, shooting sports, and leadership/camp counseling. Get started with forms here, scroll down the page for Youth Enrollment Packet, fill out and return to Sherman Extension office:

4. Antelope Community Harvest Dinner, Nov. 17

Harvest Dinner


Sunday, November 17th from 2 until 4

Antelope Community Center (school)

Sponsored by Antelope Home Extension

Admission by donation

Proceeds to benefit community activities, 4-H and fair.

Questions? Call Missy McNamee. 541-489-3363.

 5. 3rd Annual Columbia River Indian Autumn, Sat. Nov. 2

fish.salmon1THE DALLES — Don’t miss Columbia River Indian Autumn, Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Admission is free, and features artisans, musicians, dancers and vendors from our regional Native American community in addition to the museum’s exhibits and collections.

The day’s activities will include dance groups, traditional Indian games and drumming with Jefferson Greene, flint knapping instruction with Clayton Carter, plus a variety of local craft vendors.

Feast on a locally-caught traditional Native Salmon bake for $15 at 12 noon. The salmon will be prepared and presented by Warm Springs’ members Brigette and Sean McConville. Tickets for the lunch are available for pre purchase at Lunch will be available until supplies last. In addition, Indian Fry Bread will be available for purchase.

Games for kids will be available, including drum and song games, Hoop Toss, Hoop & Arrow, Kick Bags, Rock in Fist, Ring the Stick, Kickball racing and dice games. Jefferson Greene from Warm Springs will be on hand to lead the games for children throughout the day.

Several Native vendors will be on hand with exquisite art, beadwork, jewelry, and hand-made crafts. Get a jump on the holidays and find some gifts for loved ones that reflect the authentic and unique Native art from the Columbia River region.

“This is a day to celebrate our beautiful home and share with all of our neighbors the inspiration and bounty of the Columbia River” said Executive Director Carolyn Purcell.  Sponsorship provided by Weston Kia in Gresham, Columbia Gorge Real Estate in The Dalles and Indian Head Casino in Warm Springs, Oregon.

For more information, call 541-296-8600 ext. 201, or visit

Nch’i-Wána is the Indigenous name for the Columbia River.

6. Oregon Capital Insider: This week, by the numbers

Oregon.Flat.poleCreated: 18 October 2019 | Written by Oregon Capital Insider

Here are 10 numbers that illustrate some of this week’s big, and small, Oregon news stories.

  • $279,937: Amount the Oregon Education Association donated to candidates for the state legislature in the 2017-18 election cycle, according to the National Institute on Money in Politics. The union said it wouldn’t give money to primary candidates who voted for reforms to the state’s public pension system.
  • $1.4 million: Amount Oregonians have given to candidates for president in 2020, according to the Portland Business Journal.
  • $862,862: Amount Oregonians have given to Democratic candidates for president.
  • $535,937: To President Donald Trump.
  • 3: Democrats vying for the nomination for Oregon Secretary of State next year.
  • 11,000,000: Unwanted robocalls from U.S. Air Ducts, a Vancouver, Wash., company, to Oregon phone numbers. Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced she was suing the company Wednesday for violating the state’s Unlawful Trade Practices Act through robocalls and print advertisements using “deceptive marketing practices.”
  • 5: Percent of Oregon kids living in poverty, according to Children First For Oregon.
  • 9: Of Oregon kids who are food insecure.
  • 2: Of Oregon kids eligible for free and reduced lunch at school.
  • 10,634: Oregon kids who spent at least one day in foster care in 2018.

7. History Tidbits: Wasco Main Street c. 1895-1915


As remembered in a sketch by Gladys (Morrow) Laidlaw (1901-2000)



West side of Main Street starting on the north

Christian Church

3rd Street

Mr. Bowman’s lot, flower nursery

Walter May residence

Mrs. Williams’ residence

Other residences


2nd Street

Western Hotel – Van Landinghams

Marsh Drug Store (burned)

Dr. Beers, then Dr. Morse

Crosfield Store

1st Street

IOOF building w/meeting room upstairs; Yancey’s confectionery, Guy Pound’s Jewelry and barbershop downstairs

Clodfelter’s confectionery with rooms to rent upstairs

Early Ellis furniture store

McClelland’s butcher shop

Yancey confectionery

Fulton Street

Railway station & tracks

O’Meara’s 1st implement company

Davis Street

McCoy-Atwood store

Vacant lots, later Sherman Hotel

Ellis Street

Mrs. Amos’ boarding house

Residences from there half-way up the hill

East side of Main Street starting on the north

Open field across the street from the Christian Church

3rd Street

Open Space

Hicks the plumber’s residence

Residence: Charlie Everett, Dell Hull, John Fields

Open lots

Mrs. Amos’ residence later

2nd Street

Open lots

Barnett’s Brick Bank

1st Street

Ellsworth Hotel, 2 stories

Old cleaning establishment

Ellis’ new furniture store

Post Office

Fulton Street

Vacant space until Medler built store c.1913, later burned

Reinhardt Saloon

Davis Street

Brick Bank

Ellis Street

Dentist’s office – Gormley, then Butler, then Matthews, then Morgan

Hailey Saloon – Legion Hall

Morrow Blacksmith Shop.