Sherman County eNews #269


  1. Tri-County Hazardous Waste Collection Event, Friday, Nov. 1

  2. Sherman County Court Session, Nov. 6

  3. Wasco County Solid Waste Advisory Committee Meeting, Nov. 8

  4. Employment: Temporary Instructional Assistant for the 2019-20 School Year

  5. Expressing the Purpose Within

  6. History Tidbits: Pennies for the Pool, 1974

  7. Book: The United States of Trump: How the President Really Sees America

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

1.Notice. Tri-County Hazardous Waste Collection Event, Friday, Nov. 1

The Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program will be offering a free hazardous waste collection event for households, small businessnes and ag producers this Friday, November 1.  Load up your leftover chemicals and paints, and come to the Wasco Event Center between 10am and 2pm.

Businesses and agricultural producers: Mandatory pre-registration is required. To get an appointment, please contact contractor, John Pitman – Stericycle Environmental Services representative at (360) 772-2838; This ensures that proper supplies are ready for your load.

2. Notice. Sherman County Court Session, Nov. 6

The Sherman County Court session scheduled for Wednesday, November 06th, at 9:00 a.m.  This session will be held in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039. The agenda, including updates, will be posted on the Sherman County Website at

3. Notice. Wasco County Solid Waste Advisory Committee Meeting, Nov. 8

The Wasco County Solid Waste Advisory Committee will meet Friday, November 8th at 3:00 p.m. in North Central Public Health District’s meeting room located at 419 East Seventh Street in The Dalles, OR. The public is encouraged to attend.

4. Notice. Employment: Temporary Instructional Assistant for the 2019-20 School Year

Sherman County School District, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, Oregon 97039


Sherman County School is seeking a Temporary .94 FTE highly qualified Instructional Assistant candidate with preferred previous experience working in an educational setting. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the school administration to support activities as assigned.  This position will start on or close to November 12.  This is a temporary position for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

Criminal record check and pre-employment drug screening required. For information and application materials please email or call Wes Owens at or 541-565-3500.

Application Method/Materials Required

Please submit a letter of interest, application (available from the school district), resume, and letters of recommendation if you are interested in the position to:

Wes Owens, Superintendent

65912 High School Loop

Moro, Oregon 97039

(541) 565-3500

This position will remain open until filled.

Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer.

5. Expressing the Purpose Within

If your life has an important purpose, does that make you a more valuable human being?

If you are a regular receiver of the Winner’s Circle Network, or if you are familiar with the work of The Pacific Institute, you know that we believe a strong sense of purpose is important – in fact it is vital to fulfilling the promise of the potential that resides in all of us.

Purpose, or contribution beyond self – often for the good of a community of others – provides a not-so-subtle boost to our self-image or self-worth. It’s an internal boost, because we are not relying on others to validate our purpose. So, the challenge becomes to not make the mistake of confusing purpose with worth, as many do who are continually looking outside themselves to feel worthy.

When you determine your personal worth by your job, career, family, social position, income or appearance, you create a dilemma for yourself. The dilemma is that you must constantly work for approval, love, acceptance and control, in order to feel worthy.

If you lose your job, or your children grow up and leave home, or you retire and begin to look and feel older, you may find yourself feeling worthless or even depressed. You can spend a lifetime looking outside yourself to feel worthy. The truth is, all we really need to do is look within.

Every human being is worthy, simply because we exist. And because we exist, we have opportunity in every second of every day to find and fulfill the promise of purpose. You see, we want to look within to find our purpose and then look outside for ways to express it.

A sense of purpose will help you live a more satisfying life, but always remember that you give meaning to what you do – what you do does not give meaning to you. ~The Pacific Institute

6. History Tidbits: Pennies for the Pool, 1974

Engineering Fund Report. [with illustration: Goal $1500, $500 received as of April]

A special Sherman County weekend, May 6-7, entitled, “Pennies for the Pool,” is being planned to raise money for the county swimming pool.

Saturday, May 6, from 9:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. the popular group, Mobley’s Sundowners, will provide live western music to dance by at the Grass Valley pavilion. Refreshments will be provided by the Sherman High students and the grade school students will assist in decorating and concession sales.

Sunday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m., the Best of ’72 will be presented at Sherman High School. The entertainment, provided by all six schools as well as adults from the community, will consist of singing selections from the schools’ spring program, one-act plays, gymnastics, ballet and band numbers.

The Sherman County Swimming Pool Committee again wishes to thank everyone who has contributed or pledged to date. A huge thank you goes out to the Sherman High School students for their large donations. Their great enthusiasm makes the attempt worthwhile and could do wonders towards getting the pool.

The Pool Committee wishes to remind all registered voters to respond to the letter sent out even if you don’t feel you can donate. This is important that it be done now. If you did not receive the letter, please contact the chairman, Shirley Blaylock, or the treasurer, Irving Hart.

~ Sherman County Journal, April 13, 1974

7. Book: The United States of Trump: How the President Really Sees America

A rare, insider’s look at the life of Donald Trump from Bill O’Reilly, the bestselling author of the Killing series, based on exclusive interview material and deep research

Readers around the world have been enthralled by journalist and New York Times bestselling author Bill O’Reilly’s Killing series—riveting works of nonfiction that explore the most famous events in history. Now, O’Reilly turns his razor-sharp observations to his most compelling subject thus far—President Donald J. Trump. In this thrilling narrative, O’Reilly blends primary, never-before-released interview material with a history that recounts Trump’s childhood and family and the factors from his life and career that forged the worldview that the president of the United States has taken to the White House.

Not a partisan pro-Trump or anti-Trump book, this is an up-to-the-minute, intimate view of the man and his sphere of influence—of “how Donald Trump’s view of America was formed, and how it has changed since becoming the most powerful person in the world”— from a writer who has known the president for thirty years. This is an unprecedented, gripping account of the life of a sitting president as he makes history.

As the author will tell you, “If you want some insight into the most unlikely political phenomenon of our lifetimes, you’ll get it here.”

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