Sherman County eNews #293


  1. Weather: Monthly Climate Summary for Moro

  2. Christmas Shopping x 3 in Sherman County, Dec. 7

  3. All County Prayer Meeting, Dec. 4

  4. Giving Tuesday: Remember Local Needs with Year-end Giving

  5. Learning to Use Adversity to Grow

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

‘In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin.  But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.’ ~Theodore Roosevelt 1907

1. Weather: Monthly Climate Summary for Moro

You can find the December outlook and the November monthly climate summary AND GRAPHS (toggle between color and gray) for Moro at

~Marilyn Lohmann

National Weather Service Pendleton


2. Christmas Shopping x 3 in Sherman County, Dec. 7


CHRISTMAS BAZAAR & CHRISTMAS TREE SALE. 10-3:30 December 7th at Sherman County School. Sponsored by Sherman County Fair Board.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING at THE MUSEUM STORE. 10-3 December 7th at Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro with Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day displays. No admission fee. Brand new items just for the Christmas Sale plus all your year-round favorites. 10% Discount for Sherman County Historical Society members. Got a history buff on your list? Museum memberships make great gifts! Sponsored by Sherman County Historical Society

COUNTRY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. 10-2 December 7th at the Grass Valley Pavilion.

3. All County Prayer Meeting, Dec. 4

church.family1The All County Prayer Meeting is Wednesday December 4 @ the Wasco Methodist Church. Fellowship starts at 6:30 PM, Pray time starts at 7:00 PM and ends at 8:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to come and join the meeting, come and join in when you can get there and stay as long as you can.  ~Red Gibbs

4. Giving Tuesday: Remember Local Needs with Year-end Giving

Christmas.holly1The Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. ~Wikipedia

A list – Remember Local Needs – was posted to eNews #291.


5. Learning to Use Adversity to Grow

Is there anything good about bad times? It is very difficult to look at the massive destruction in the wake of earthquakes, mudslides, typhoon and hurricanes all over the world. Sometimes, the devastation is almost unimaginable. Finding anything good is nearly as unimaginable. Perhaps it is time to talk about the positive uses of adversity.

Bad things sometimes happen to good people, and while it is impossible to always understand why that may be, one thing is clear: No matter who you are and how bad things seem at the time, some good can come from every bad situation. Yes, every bad situation.

You know, no matter how hard we try, we can’t possibly control everything that happens to us in life. About the only things we can control are our responses to what happens. In the long run, it is our response that matters most.

When we are forced to navigate the rough waters of adversity, we have an opportunity to develop aspects of our character that a smooth sail through good times just cannot give us.

Some time ago, the title of a very popular book was, “Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do” (by Robert H. Schuller and still available). We need to understand that going through tough times is how tough people get that way. They avoid hopelessness and helplessness; they keep going when others give up and quit; and they roll with the punches. However, they were not born knowing how to do these things.

Tough people have learned to use adversity to their advantage, even though they may not have known exactly what they were doing at the time. So, if times are tough for you right now, hang in there. After you’ve made it through to the other side, it is entirely possible that you’ll discover a depth of character you never knew you had. ~The Pacific Institute

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

bird.owl.limbOregon Index Online in the State Library’s Digital Collections

US Attorney General Rejects Oregon’s Rule Barring Courthouse Immigration Arrests

Hemp farming explodes across Oregon

Only a matter of time before wolves settle in Central Oregon