Sherman County eNews #178

CONTENT

  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar


1. Classifieds (new or corrected)

FRIDAY CLASSIFIEDS:

classifieds.boyPlease note: Free classified ads are published on Fridays. The deadline is Wednesday at 5. Please submit ads by using the Submit News page. Include who, what, where, when, & how, contact information and the final Friday date for posting your ad (shown by the date at the end of the ad, for example, 3/17), and contact information, under 50 words if possible. This service is limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome.  Please share your Thank You and Congratulatory notes and Joyful News here. ~ The Editor  

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

JOYFUL NEWS! [births, birthdays, engagements, weddings & anniversaries]

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

EMPLOYMENT:

WEED CONTROL TECHNICIANS (2). The Sherman County Weed District is looking to fill 2 positions: Weed Control Technicians. These are full-time, seasonal positions with no benefits, $15.43/hour. Primary duties include: Surveying fields and canyons and identification of targeted noxious weeds; Marking, mapping and documenting data; servicing and repairing equipment. Weed Technicians will work outside, in the environment in all weather and in rough terrain.   Snakes and ticks are not uncommon within the project area.  The technicians will work as part of a team in Sherman County. Experience in operating off-road vehicles, pulling a trailer and use of GPS data is a plus. For more information and to receive an application, contact Rod Asher at 541-980-4345 or rasher@shermancounty.net. Sherman County Weed District, 66365 Lone Rock Road, Moro, OR 97039. Applications due by June 16th, 2017, or until filled.  0/0

COURSE MARSHAL / SUPPORT SPECIALIST. OREGON RACEWAY PARK. Watch races and get paid for it too. Oregon Raceway Park is seeking corner workers for the 2017 season. Candidates must be 18 years of age, able to climb ladders, have the ability to be outdoors (sometimes in harsh conditions), have good verbal communication skills and be able to react calmly and quickly to emergency situations. We are proud to offer our event presenters a source of skilled and competent personel to staff our many and varied events from Auto, Kart and Motorcycle Races. If interested please contact, Brenda Pikl 541-333-2452 or info@oregonraceway.com. Oregon Raceway Park, P.O. Box 98, Grass Valley, OR 97029  541.333.2452 (track office). 6/16

FOR SALE:

HOUSE IN WASCO. 4 bedroom, 2 bath house with extended lot for RV or garden, 2 car garage, workshop in basement. 2 bedrooms on main floor, 2 large bedrooms on upper floor. Many recent inside improvements. $115,000 by owners. Shown by appointment. 541-467-2345   7/13

CONTINUING USED BOOK SALE at Wasco Annex (old grade school) in Wasco, Oregon. Used books only $5.00 per bag; books on tape, music cassettes and  VHS movies for 25 cents.  Stock up and give for gifts. All funds used for the purchase of new items for the library. ~ Danee Rankin, Librarian, Wasco City Community Library. 7/14

SERVICES: [home, personal, appliance, landscape, fencing, cleaning, maintenance, janitorial, computer, construction, sewing, repairs, transportation, media, preschool, day care, restaurant, support & training]

LEAN-TO CAFÉ DAILY SPECIALS! Tuesday hamburgers, Wednesday soft tacos, Thursday chicken fried steak, Friday clam chowder and Saturday night prime rib. 541-442-5709

WHEELCHAIR to BORROW. The Sherman County Senior & Community Center recently received a donation of an electric wheelchair.  It is available for loan but batteries for the wheelchair must be provided by those using the chair.  For further information, please contact the manager at 541-565-3191.

SHERMAN COUNTY MILESTONES. WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHO? http://shermancountyoregon.com/sherman-county/sherman-county-timelines/sherman-county-milestones/

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENTS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

SHERMAN COUNTY FAIR BOARD. Sherman County Fair Board is accepting letters of interest for a board position.  Letters should include your experience with our or other county fairs, how you have been involved or have helped out at a fair and the number of years, other community involvement, and your areas of strengths to contribute to our team. Requirements include Sherman County residency, attendance at monthly board meetings, committing to extra time and work days in August, and additional work days, meetings and trainings as they happen.  Send your letter to Sherman County Fair, P.O. Box 45  Wasco, OR  97065 or to shermanctyfair@hotmail.com to be received by July2nd.  Monthly board meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month.  Contact the Fair Board Secretary with questions and for further information @ shermanctyfair@hotmail.com or 541-980-1821.  6/30

 WANTED:

HOST FAMILIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENTS.  Non-Profit Seeks Local Host Families for High School Exchange Students. ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few. — ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience. — The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests. — To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to www.host.asse.com to begin your host family application. Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today! — ASSE INTERNATIONAL (FORMERLY AMERICAN SCANDINAVIAN STUDENT EXCHANGE) IS A NON-PROFIT, PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANIZATION.  ASSE IS OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED AS AN EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, WAS FOUNDED BY THE SWEDISH MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, COOPERATES WITH THE CANADIAN PROVINCIAL MINISTRIES OF EDUCATION,  and the NEW ZEALAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. 7/28

FREE:

LOST OR FOUND: 

FOR RENT OR LEASE:

DUPLEX. One bedroom apartment. Located in scenic Grass Valley, Oregon. Located 55 miles south east of The Dalles. 470 Sq ft. One bathroom. Older style home. Off street parking with views of the town and country. First, last and deposit. No pets. Garbage and water included in rent. $450. Text for pics or a tour. Looking forward to hearing from you. Eric Whitley. 541999517.  6/30


2. Calendar (new or corrected) 

compass.roseJUNE

17 Summer POPS Concert 4 Condon City Park

17 A-TownThrowDown Kiteboarding, Windsurfing, Paddleboarding – Arlington

18 FATHERS’ DAY

18-23 Cottonwood Crossing Summer Institute

19 Sherman County Court Special Session 10

19 IF Table Gathering 6:30 Sherman Senior & Community Center

19-21 Annual Sherman Champions Sports Camp, Sherman County School

20 Tee Time with Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators, Hood River

21 Sherman County Court 9

21 Summer Begins

21 Cattle Vaccine & Nutrition Clinic 7 Sherman Extension Office, Burnet Building

21-24 OSU Summer 4-H Conference “100 Years of Advenures”

22 North Central Education Service District Board Meeting 6 Condon

23 Meeting: The Future of CRP in Sherman County 9-12 Fairgrounds

24 Maryhill Museum Family Festival: La Blouse Roumaine

26 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 11-1 White Salmon

27 Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Board 1-3 The Dalles

29 Food Preservation Workshop for Kids & Adults 9-2 Extension Office 

fireworks1JULY

1 First Saturday Art Walk & & Farmers’ Market 10-5 Moro

1-4 Condon’s Fabulous Fourth of July Celebration

1 Harvesters’ Classic Softball Tournament 19 Condon

1 Cruz-In Car Show & Bluegrass Festival in Fossil

1-9 Experience Moro’s Quilt & Fiber Arts Displays & Activities

2 Dave Barnett Memorial Golf Tournament 10 Condon

2 Gilliam County Historical Society Depot Museum 1-5 Condon

3 4-Wheeler Rodeo 12 Fairgrounds in Condon

3 Artisans’ Market 4-7 Condon City Park

3 Paradise Rose Chuckwagon Dinner 5-8 Condon

3 Sherman County Courthouse will be closed.

3 Summer Concert in Condon, Countryfied & Fireworks 6:30-9:90

4 INDEPENDENCE DAY

4 Breakfast in the Park, Windmill Classic Run, Program 8 & Parade 12, Condon

5 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Grass Valley Baptist Church

5 Sherman County Court 9

5-7 4-H Junior Master Recycler Workshop 9 Sherman Extension Office

11 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Board 8:30 Moro

11 Sherman County Watershed Council Meeting 11:30 Burnet Building, Moro

12 Sherman Senior & Community Center Advisory Group 12:30 Senior Center

19 Sherman County Court 9

24-28 4-H Healthalicious Cooking Workshops 9-1 Sherman Extension Office

starCircleAUGUST

2 Sherman County Court 9

2 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Rufus Baptist Church

4 Summer Concert in Condon, Buffalo Kin 6:30-9:90

5 First Saturday Art Walk & & Farmers’ Market 10-5 Moro

12-13 Equine Mania 2-Man Advanced Cow Sorting Clinic, Wasco

16 Sherman County Court 9

18-22 Outlaw Rodeo Bible Camp – Powell Butte, Oregon

19-20 Special Art Walk & Farmers’ Market 10-5

20 Total Solar Eclipse Party in Condon featuring Brewers Grade
         Camping, Food, Beer & Wine http://www.co.gilliam.or.us/

21 Total Solar Eclipse

22-27 Sherman County Fair

26 Summer Concert in Condon, HYATUS 6:30-9:90


 

Sherman County eNews #177

CONTENT

  1. The Cost of Community Conflict – A Check List 

  2. William Decker Appointed to U.S. Air Force Academy

  3. Meeting Notice: The Future of CRP in Sherman County, June 23

  4. Good Negotiators

  5. Sherman County Fair Board Seeks Letters of Interest for Board Position

  6. Gorge Grown Food Network brings local produce to corner stores in The Dalles

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


Be impeccable with your words.

Don’t take anything personally.

Don’t make assumptions.

Always do your best.

~By Don Miguel Ruiz


1. The Cost of Community Conflict – A Check List 

~ From Small Cities and Rural Areas Flash Report by Paul Koch

Here are some of the costs of community conflict: 

  • Time is wasted
  •  Bad decisions are made
  • Lost employees [good employees go where they can be effective and positive]
  • Unnecessary restructuring
  • Sabotage, theft and damage
  • Low motivation
  • Health costs
  • Loss of credibility

It is very important to keep your citizens’ best interests in front of you at all times.  Be very sensitive to the development of relationships, encourage everyone to come and talk together and spend time strategizing to avoid conflicts.

Remember, conflicts divert you from what you are elected and hired to do.  Step back and away when conflict occurs and think about what you want and how to get it.  Always accentuate the positive and ignore the negative.

No new jobs were developed in a jurisdictional conflict!  The local economy was not strengthened in the middle of a jurisdictional battle!

PREVENTIVE MEDIATION:  Getting to the point where you must hire attorneys to fight your battle?   Going to court can be counterproductive to where you want or need to go.  It can also cost you the trust and faith of your constituents, employees and others. 

Here are some tips to help you avoid conflicts in your community:

  • Do not walk away.
  • Don’t “power play.”
  • Take the risks.
  • Don’t exploit others’ risks.
  • Do not let people use inflammatory personal insults. (show disapproval immediately)
  • Ask questions! Do not let people remain passive.
  • Do not let people “gang-up” on anyone.
  • Attack problems and not people or organizations.
  • Encourage different points of view.
  • Focus on what can be done, not on what cannot be done.
  • Forget about the past. 

2. William Decker Appointed to U.S. Air Force Academy

American flag2William Decker, son of Stan and Tonya Decker, graduated from Horizon Christian School June 10, 2017 in Hood River. Lieutenant Colonel Skylar Clark, representing the U. S. Air Force, announced William’s acceptance into the U. S. Air Force Academy at graduation. William joins a select group that completed a rigorous application process including a letter of recommendation from U. S. Representative Greg Walden (R-Oregon). His paternal grandparents are Art and Shirley Decker of Kent.


3. Meeting Notice: The Future of CRP in Sherman County, June 23

The Future of CRP in Sherman County

What are the Future Management Options?

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

9:00 a.m. – Noon

Sherman County Fair Grounds Pavilion, 66147 Lonerock Rd., Moro, OR 97039

Purpose:      Bring together landowners, operators and agency personnel to discuss the current state of CRP in Sherman County and to investigate future management options for expired CRP.

AGENDA

Time           Task

9:00 a.m.     Arrive, get settled and network

9:05 a.m.     Welcome/Housekeeping/Introductions –Kristie Coelsch, NRCS

9:10 a.m.     Meeting Objectives and Protocols – Kristie Coelsch, NRCS

9:20 a.m.     CRP Snapshot – Roseanna Breeding, FSA/County Executive Director

  1. Where we are today after 30 years of CRP in Sherman County?

Total acres in CRP, how many dollars in annual payments, cost share, incentive payments

  1. What CRP offers and enrollment look like now (competitive)
    1. How and what is the process to enroll
    2. What are the likely requirements now and in future to be an acceptable offer? No guarantee of enrollment
  2. Things to think about if your ground is in CRP now–
    1. What year does your contract(s) expire?
    2. Who is responsible for maintaining compliance of your CRP acreage?
  3. Do you keep informed on requirements and deadlines concerning your CRP contract?
  4. Do you want to re-offer the acreage for CRP in future? Some or all of the current acres?
  5. What is your plan for ground that is not re-enrolled in CRP?
    • Explain Early land prep for CRP
  6. Do you have multiple individual owners, heirs, entities involved in your decision- making? Are there absentee owners with little direct involvement in the details of CRP compliance?
  7. Are the parties involved aware of current and future plans and situations as they relate to CRP contracts?

10:00 a.m.    Break

10:10 a.m.    Management Options

  1. Crop land
    1. Procedures for removing perennial grass Aaron Roth (20 )
    2. Soil types – Aaron Roth and Nick Sirovatka (10 )
    3. HEL plans and ramifications – Nick Sirovatka, Basin Agronomy Specialist (10 )
    4. Cost of converting grass land to farm land – Nick Sirovatka (10 )
    5. Increased water quality oversight – Kristie Coelsch (5 )
    6. Cost of production? Kristie Coelsch (5 )
  2. Grazing land
    1. Do I have the right type of grass? – Aaron Roth (10 )
    2. Infrastructure – Kristie Coelsch (10 )
    3. Value? Kristie Coelsch (10 )

11:40 a.m.    Questions

  • This is a chance for CRP contract holders to discuss CRP related questions with the

Noon           Adjourn

~ Kristie Coelsch, NRCS District Conservationist, Moro Service Center

 

kristie.coelsch@or.usda.gov  Phone: (541) 565-3551 ext. 102

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/cgate/


4. Good Negotiators

Are you a good negotiator? Do you know what the qualities of a good negotiator are?

Today, I have some tips for you on how to become a better negotiator. These come from a book, “Negotiating Rationally,” by Drs. Max Bazerman and Margaret Neale of Northwestern University. 

First, it’s important to recognize that everyone negotiates – probably a lot more than you think. It’s pretty obvious when you’re buying a car or putting together a business deal. You’re also negotiating when you want to go out to dinner and your spouse wants to stay home, or when your neighbor wants to put in a chain link fence and you’d prefer a hedge of shrubs. 

The first thing that can help your negotiating skills is getting rid of the urge to win at all costs and the false idea that if one person wins, it means the other has to lose. The best solution is one in which each side gives a little and gets something, too. Good negotiators know how to paint a vivid picture of how their proposed solution will benefit both sides, and they focus on gains rather than losses. 

They also know that building trust and sharing information are critical for negotiating in any long-term relationship. Finally, good negotiators have the ability to really put themselves in the other person’s shoes, evaluate alternatives, and think creatively. Can you see yourself negotiating to settle differences in a way that makes everyone a winner? I bet you can!  ~ Lou Tice, The Pacific Institute 


5. Sherman County Fair Board Seeks Letters of Interest for Board Position

Volunteer SmileSherman County Fair Board is accepting letters of interest for a board position.  Letters should include your experience with our or other county fairs, how and how long you have been involved or have helped out at a fair, other community involvement, and your areas of strengths to contribute to our team. Requirements include Sherman County residency, attendance at monthly board meetings, committing to extra time and work days in August, and additional work days, meetings and trainings as they happen. 

Send your letter to Sherman County Fair, P.O. Box 45, Wasco, OR  97065 or to shermanctyfair@hotmail.com to be received by July2nd.  Monthly board meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month.  Contact the Fair Board Secretary with questions and for further information @ shermanctyfair@hotmail.com or 541-980-1821.


6. Gorge Grown Food Network brings local produce to corner stores in The Dalles

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  • This Healthy Corner Store Project will bring locally grown, farmers market quality, fruit and vegetables to communities who need, and may not otherwise have access to, healthy options.
  • This project’s goal is to build relationships between corner store owners and local small farmers to source and stock 12 different locally grown produce items from July through December. By incentivizing and assisting corner stores in sourcing healthy we aim to increase the availability of quality food to improve the health of the community.
  • Wahtonka Community School students will sell produce to the corner stores to support their school garden program.

Gorge Grown Food Network will launch the region’s first Healthy Corner Store Project June 28th at Allen’s Grocery Outlet and La Michoacana in The Dalles, meeting the needs of low income families for farm fresh fruit and vegetables in neighborhoods without easy access to a grocery store. “In an area with such a rich history of agriculture and an abundance of seasonal produce, no family should go without fresh, healthy options. We hope to build lasting relationships between local farmers, corner stores, and their customers” Said Silvan Shawe, Healthy Corner Store Project Manager.

         Starting this program has been met with enthusiastic support from the participating corner stores, Fit in Wasco walking groups, Oregon State University Extension Service, Columbia Gorge Health Council, Pacificsource, regional Health Departments, Wasco Country Schools and community members. Five small local farms have signed on to be producers for the corners stores, providing everything from carrots to specialty hot peppers. GGNF has also partnered with the Wahtonka Community School Garden and will help to support the school garden and provide business skills to the students. Krystal Klebes, Teacher at WCS noted that, “The opportunity for our students to see the produce they grow in local markets provides meaning for all the hard work they do at the school’s garden”.

To promote the Healthy Corner Store Project and the fresh food now in the corner stores, tastings and recipe demonstrations highlighting a monthly selection of seasonal ingredients will be held at La Michoacana every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, at Allen’s Grocery Outlet every 1st &3rd Wednesday and at local events and schools throughout the community.

Support for this project comes from The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program, which is designed to build sustainable collaborations with Oregon communities by providing grants and other resources to foster development of community-identified cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship projects. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute has made a decade-long commitment to invest in this program to develop robust, sustainable programs that benefit the health of all Oregonians. Additional information about the program is available on the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s website.


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

Resist, they said. So resist he did. https://spectator.org/resist-they-said-and-so-resist-he-did/?utm_source=American+Spectator+Emails&utm_campaign=f14a2a0563-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_797a38d487-f14a2a0563-104272229

The Computer Skeptic, Calling All Old People http://www.courierjournal.net/columnists/computer_skeptic/article_acfa9060-4fa2-11e7-bf1d-bb60ad6bf4f1.html

Fly better by John Stossel https://townhall.com/columnists/johnstossel/2017/06/14/fly-better-n2340631?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=


 

Sherman County eNews #176

CONTENT

  1. Oregon Public Meetings Law: Electronic Communication

  2. Storytellers Wanted: Sherman County & John Day Dam Construction

  3. Sherman County School District Invitation to Bid, Revised

  4. An Invitation to an IF Table Gathering, June 19

  5. Discovery Center Program: The 1887 Hell’s Canyon Massacre, June 23

  6. The Language of Labels

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


“The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families… In vain are Schools, Academies, and Universities instituted, if loose principles and licentious habits are impressed upon children in their earliest years… The vices and examples of the parents cannot be concealed from the children.” —John Adams (1778)


1.  Oregon Public Meetings Law: Electronic Communication

Oregon.Flat.pole“The Public Meetings Law applies to all meetings of a quorum of a governing body for which a quorum is required in order to make a decision or to deliberate toward a decision on any matter.  Even if a meeting is for the sole purpose of gathering information to serve as the basis for a subsequent decision or recommendation by the governing body, the meetings law will apply. This requirement serves the policy expressed at ORS 192.620 that an informed public must be aware not only of the decisions of the government, but also of “the information upon which such decisions were made.” ~The Attorney General’s Public Records & Meetings Manual, page 139, 2014 edition and online at http://www.doj.state.or.us/public_records/manual/pages/public_meetings.aspx#_Toc396981172

II.C.1.c. Electronic Communication

http://www.doj.state.or.us/public_records/manual/pages/public_meetings.aspx#_Toc396981172

The Public Meetings Law expressly recognizes that meetings may be conducted by telephonic conference calls or “other electronic communication.” Such meetings are subject to the Public Meetings Law. ORS 192.670(1).

Notice and opportunity for public access must be provided when meetings are conducted by electronic means. For nonexecutive session meetings held by telephone or other electronic means of communication, the public must be provided at least one place where its members may “listen” to the meeting by speakers or other devices. In the alternative, the public may be provided with the access code or other means to attend the meeting using electronic means.  ORS 192.670 (2); ORS 192.672(1).  If electronic access is provided, the technology used must be sufficient to accommodate all attendees, and any costs associated with providing access may not be passed on to the public.

Special accommodations may be necessary to ensure accessibility for persons with disabilities. See discussion below of Accessibility to Persons with Disabilities. The media must be provided access to such facilities when executive sessions are conducted electronically, unless the executive sessions are held under ORS 192.660 (2)(d) (to deliberate with persons designated by the governing body to carry on labor negotiations) or ORS 332.061 (hearing concerning expulsion of minor student from public elementary or secondary school, or pertaining to examination of student’s confidential medical records).

State and local governing bodies generally recognize that the Public Meetings Law imposes public access requirements on official telephonic meetings. Governing bodies also must comply with those requirements when their members use more sophisticated means of electronic communication in lieu of face-to-face official meetings. For example, communications between and among a quorum of members of a governing body convening on electronically-linked personal computers are subject to the Public Meetings Law if the communications constitute a decision or deliberation toward a decision for which a quorum is required, or the gathering of information on which to deliberate.

A state board or commission is not required to compensate or reimburse a member for expenses when that member attends a meeting electronically.  However, if a member of the state board or commission is not also a member of the Legislative Assembly, the board or commission, at its discretion, may choose to compensate or reimburse its member.  ORS 192.672.


2. Storytellers Wanted: Sherman County & John Day Dam Construction

Did you or someone in your family come to this area to build the John Day Dam or the freeway? Sherman County Historical Society’s editor for Sherman County: For The Record, Gladys Wesley, is interested in your story!

In 2018, it will be 60 years since construction began in 1958. What effect did it have on Sherman County, the schools and housing? Were you the new kid in school? Do you have photographs to illustrate your stories?

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has the material facts. Only you can tell your story! Sherman County: For The Record will feature your John Day Dam stories next year. Please contact Gladys Wesley at moroglad@embarqmail.com or Sherman County Historical Society at info@shermanmuseum.org.


3. Sherman County School District Invitation to Bid, Revised

Invitation to Bid - Revised for eNews


4. An Invitation to an IF Table Gathering, June 19

Who? You’re invited to join the first “IF” table gathering.

Where? Sherman County Senior & Community Center in Moro.
When? Monday June 19th at 6:30 p.m.
What? It is a gathering of women interested in getting to know each other better and share their walk with Lord. This is non denominational group getting together to support and encourage each other.
We will provide dinner.  Bring a friend.
For more info on the “IF” table go to www.iftablegathering.com.
If you have questions call Ree Ella at 541-980-8678.


5. Discovery Center Program: The 1887 Hell’s Canyon Massacre, June 23

MASSACRED FOR GOLD – Join Gregory Nokes, Friday, June 23 for “Chinese in Peril: The 1887 Hells Canyon Massacre,” at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon. Tickets for the 6 p.m. dinner and program are $19, the 7 p.m. program only is $5. Call 541-296-8600 ext. 201, or visit www.gorgediscovery.org


6. The Language of Labels

Labels are important, as they are the terms we use to put things into categories in order to help us understand them. Often, though, instead of helping us understand, labels cause us to make a mental checkmark in an imaginary box – and then stop thinking! Labels can become the ultimate in lazy thinking.

How many kids in the world have been called “slow learners” or even “learning disabled” when their only problem was teachers who lacked specialized education, or parents who didn’t recognize genius when they saw it? How many people hear the words, “You have a fatal illness,” and simply resign themselves to die?

There are a great many religious labels being thrown around these days, but how much individual research has actually gone into understanding these labels? How many so-called “conservatives” see others as either comfortably like themselves or as “liberals” and utterly foreign. This business of “red” states and “blue” states from U.S. media is a prime example of how labels tend to do nothing more than confuse and confound. Any talk radio station provides excellent examples of people who rely on labels rather than take the time to think for themselves.

What labels have you accepted for yourself? Where did they come from? Is there another way of looking at negative labels to turn them into positive attributes? If you think of yourself as lazy, what would happen if you changed that to “relaxed?” How about interpreting stubbornness as persistence, weirdness as charming eccentricity, and fear as concern?

You see, it is important to avoid labels that chip away at self-esteem and equally important to be highly skeptical of terms that pigeonhole others. These mental shortcuts leave us all short-changed – the labeler and the labeled. Become sensitive to the words you use to describe yourself and your relationships. If you make them as positive as possible, you will find that your experiences tend to reflect the upbeat tone of the language. ~The Pacific Institute


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

Bird.Black.EnvelopeOregon Attorney General’s Public Records and Meetings Manual 2014 – II. Public Meetings  http://www.doj.state.or.us/public_records/manual/pages/public_meetings.aspx#top

Oregon Watchdog – Political & Business News – free reports http://www.oregonwatchdog.com/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OregonWatchdog+%28Oregon+Watchdog%29

Ducks win NCAA title [women’s track] http://cni.pmgnews.com/pt/362769

Beavers’ victory sends OSU back to College World Series http://cni.pmgnews.com/pt/362762

Legislature sends bill to governor setting deadlines for public records requests  http://cni.pmgnews.com/pt/362832

Words: Internment, Internship, Interment http://m.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/jun/12/it-s-not-internment-if-you-re-an-intern/

Russia Launches Robotic Cargo Ship to Space Station  https://www.space.com/37193-russia-launches-progress-67-cargo-ship.html 

Portland Tribune: Pamplin launches new websites for dozens of communities http://cni.pmgnews.com/pt/362751 

Sessions: Any suggestion I colluded with Russia is ‘appalling and detestable lie’ http://www.kgw.com/news/nation-now/jeff-sessions-testifies-senate-intelligence-committee-russian-interferance/448228949

#Resist They Said, And So Resist He Did. ~Melissa MacKenzie

Father’s Day: The Founding Father — In Your Home… https://patriotpost.us/alexander/49647 


 

Sherman County eNews #175

CONTENT

  1. Sherman County School District Invitation to Bid

  2. Summer Art Institute: Describing the World -The Natural Sciences & Art

  3. Taking Charge of Happiness


1. Sherman County School District Invitation to Bid

INVITATION TO BID

Date:      June 13, 2017

To:         Prospective Bidders

From:     Sherman County School District, Auctioneer

RE:         Invitation to Bid on Real Property Located at 212 NE North Street, Grass Valley, Oregon

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Sherman County School District (“District” or the “Auctioneer”) announces the sale via sealed bid auction of certain real property located in Sherman County, Oregon.

Property for Sale:  The property to be auctioned is located at 212 NE North Street, Grass Valley, Oregon.  The property is approximately 6.57 acres and contains a 30,780+/- square foot building that was formerly an elementary school.  More detailed information on the property is contained within an information packet outlining the full details of the auction (the “Information Packet”). 

Registration: All potential bidders shall register by providing contact information to District via email as provided below.  Registered bidders will receive a copy of the Information Packet.

Inquiries:  All inquiries regarding this auction shall be made via email no less than 48 hours prior to the bidding deadline.  District will attempt to promptly respond to all inquiries, but reserves the right to limit or withhold its responses. All responses will be forwarded to registered bidders.

Bid Submittal: Sealed bids from registered bidders will be accepted via email, not open to public inspection until 11:00 a.m. on June 23, 2017, at which time and place bidding will be closed.  The bids will then be opened and available to the public at the Library Program room, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, OR.  All bids shall be made on the form included in the Information Packet. 

Minimum Bid:  The minimum bid will be $350,000.00.

Highest and Best Offer: If more than one qualifying bid is received prior to the deadline (11:00 a.m. on June 23, 2017), such qualifying bidders shall be provided an opportunity to submit a revised bid with their highest and best offer.  Highest and best offers will be accepted via email until 11:00 a.m. on June 27, 2017, at which time and place bidding will be closed.

Auctioneer Contact Info:  Bidder registration, inquiries, and bids shall be directed to Sherman County School District c/o Superintendent Wes Owens as follows:

Email: wowens@sherman.k12.or.us

Bid Opening: Library Program Room, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, OR

Disclaimer:  This invitation to bid only contains a synopsis of the auction.  A full description of the terms, conditions, and procedures of this auction is contained in the Information Packet, which shall control the conduct of this auction.


2. Summer Art Institute: Describing the World -The Natural Sciences & Art

Describing the World: The Natural Sciences & Art

Maryhill Museum of Art

July 24-28, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily

art.tools

Recharge your creative batteries in this five-day intensive program exploring the intersection of the natural sciences and the arts. The natural sciences include life and physical science—and much like the arts—often employ a creative and imaginative response to the world we live in. The Institute is led by Maryhill’s executive director, Colleen Schafroth, and features guest artists and presenters throughout the week. Extracurricular activities can include visits to artist’s studios and regional institutions. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow artists, arts educators and others seeking to deepen their art practice and explore new avenues of creative thinking.

COST: $195 member / $215 non-member. For an additional cost 30 clock hours or 3 credit hours are available through PSU Graduate School of Education / Continuing Education.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

http://www.maryhillmuseum.org/discover/for-educators/continuing-education using PayPal, or register by phone at 509 773-3733 ext. 25 


3. Taking Charge of Happiness

Who is in control of what makes you feel good? Is it you, or someone or something else? Today, let’s talk about how you can dramatically increase the joy in your life.

Everyone likes to feel good. However, too many people seem to believe feeling good is something that happens to them, rather than something they create themselves. When they feel badly, they just wait for it to pass, hoping something will happen to make them feel better.

What if they had a plan for pleasure? What if you had such a plan? You already know a lot of things that make you feel good when you do them. Have you ever thought about making a list of these things? Do you really enjoy listening to music? Picnics at the beach?  A hike in the woods? Watching a Marx Brothers movie?  How about watching sports with good friends, or reading a great detective novel?

If you had a list of a couple of dozen things you could count on for a good time, you would have plenty of options the next time you wanted to create a pleasure-producing experience. Why not take some time and make the list?

This doesn’t have to be a totally self-centered exercise. Begin thinking of happiness-producing moments that you know would make a difference in those closest to you. Now, think about what you could do where you work or volunteer your time. What happiness-producing moments could you create, that are guaranteed to brighten everyone’s day?

Ultimately, you want to be the one in charge of your happiness. You do not want to leave something that important to chance. So, are you ready to take charge of your own happiness? ~The Pacific Institute


 

Sherman County eNews #174

CONTENT

  1. Oregon House sends bill establishing records request deadlines to Governor’s desk

  2. Sherman County Citizen-Reporter, June 2017

  3. Genealogy Jamboree Opportunities for October

  4. HHS announces over $70 million in grants to address the opioid crisis

  5. The Age-Old Question: Who am I?

  6. Oregon National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Graduation Ceremony, June 14

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


“Thinking about our country and your community. This is the basis of all civic engagement. Developing a well-informed opinion on issues that are important to you.  Focusing your efforts on your friends, so that they too think about the issues that affect us all. Publicly calling out your elected officials for their lies, evasions, and unwillingness to do anything useful if it is a threat to their corporate campaign contributions in the next cycle, and the next after that. Writing to the editor. Until they start to publish – this means you must research and know what you are saying.” ~ Karen Shackelford


1. Oregon House sends bill establishing records request deadlines to Governor’s desk

ORStateFlagSalem, Ore. – The Oregon House of Representatives today approved SB 481, legislation establishing deadlines for public agencies to meet when handling public records requests. Proponents of the bipartisan legislation, which was a product of Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum’s Public Records Task Force, touted the bill as a positive step forward in an ongoing effort to modernize Oregon’s public records laws.

“Oregon’s public records laws are antiquated and in serious need of a tune up,” said Rep. John Huffman (R-The Dalles), who served on the task force that developed the bill and has helped shepherd it through the legislative process. “By establishing statutory deadlines for government agencies to respond to records requests, we are taking a meaningful step forward in our efforts to promote access to public documents. While SB 481 is by no means a be-all-end-all reform bill, it is a good bill, and hopefully the first of several public records bills adopted this session.”

SB 481 requires government agencies to acknowledge records requests within five business days, and requires the records retrieval to be completed within 10 business days after the date of acknowledgement. The legislation allows agencies to exceed the statutory deadlines under certain circumstances, but requires the agency to issue the requester a written explanation for the delay along with an estimated date of completion. SB 481 also requires the Oregon Department of Justice to establish and maintain a public list of Oregon’s 550-plus public records exemptions.

In addition to SB 481, lawmakers are also considering SB 106, which would establish a public records advocate position within state government, as well as HB 2101, which would require lawmakers to regularly review and authorize Oregon’s long list of public records exemptions.

“I am hopeful that we can find a way to advance SB 106 and HB 2101 before the end of the session,” concluded Rep. Huffman. “Public access to government records is essential to maintaining public trust. It’s long past to bring our transparency laws into the 21st Century.”

SB 481 passed the House by a vote of 52-0. The bill now heads to Governor Brown’s desk, where it is expected to be signed into law.


2. Sherman County Citizen-Reporter, June 2017

Sherman County government’s newsletter is posted on line with information and news not found in the local press.  Artists will be interested in the front page. http://www.co.sherman.or.us/documents/Reporter62017.pdf


3. Genealogy Jamboree Opportunities for October

The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society will be having their annual Genealogy Jamboree on Oct. 21, 2017, at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. We had a great turnout last year with guests from the Sons of the American Revolution, DAR, Jan Bony from USGenWeb, and this year we are asking historical and library communities if they would like to participate with informational tables displaying what you have to offer the genealogy community at our event. If you would like to participate, would like more information or have questions, please contact me.

Georga Foster, President, Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society

541.296.2882 georga.foster@gmail.com  


4. HHS announces over $70 million in grants to address the opioid crisis

American flag2Greg Walden applauds $70 million in grants to combat opioid crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today applauded the recent announcement of over $70 million to help local communities combat the opioid epidemic and provide treatment for opioid use disorder. This funding is authorized by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), which originated in the Energy and Commerce Committee and was signed into law last year.

“Combatting the opioid epidemic in Oregon and across the country is going to require an all-hands-on-deck approach, and funding such as this is crucial to winning this fight,” said Walden. “Opioid abuse is an equal opportunity destroyer in our state, where more Oregonians die from drug overdoses each year than car accidents. This funding will go directly to those who have been on the frontlines in this battle by providing support to prevention and treatment initiatives in our local communities. I am encouraged by the administration’s commitment to addressing this nationwide epidemic, and will continue my efforts in Congress to putting an end to this crisis in Oregon once and for all.”

As Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Walden has been at the forefront of responding to the epidemic. Recently, Oregon was awarded $6.5 million to combat the opioid crisis as part of the 21st Century Cures Act, which Walden supported along with the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. Walden’s committee continues to look at all aspects of the fight against opioid abuse. Walden led a hearing in April  examining the federal government’s response to fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid that reportedly killed 49 Oregonians in 2014 and 2015.

The $70 million in grant funding will be administered through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). For more information on specific funding opportunities and how to apply for these grants, please click here.  https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2017/05/31/hhs-announces-over-70-million-in-grants-to-address-the-opioid-crisis.html 


 5. The Age-Old Question: Who am I?

“Who am I?”  This age-old question is one of the most important you will ever ask or answer. And, while you are answering that question, another similar, but substantially different, question might present itself: What parts of yourself do you keep secret from others?

What do you do when you are alone that you would rather no one find out about? Do you read trashy novels, talk to your plants, or consume ice cream by the quart? Do you indulge in self-destructive activities like illegal drugs or excessive alcohol use? Do you use language you would be embarrassed to have overheard, or let the dishes pile up in the sink for days?

If you do things you would not want anyone to find out about, another question is likely to present itself: What do you do about that part of yourself that abhors both the behavior and the deceit? Do you have to ignore part of yourself in order to keep your secret? What does it cost you to do that?

Some secrets are just a harmless way to have privacy. Others are terribly destructive. They undermine relationships and cause us to lose self-respect. It is impossible to be a whole and happy person as long as we believe there are parts of ourselves that are so unacceptable we have to keep them hidden.

While we are on the subject, here are a few more questions that might need to be answered by each of us: What price do you pay to keep your secrets? Do these secrets stop you from being the person you would most like to be? How might you benefit from being more open or eliminating certain behaviors altogether?

Our answers may not come quickly, and some may cause painful emotions when the answers finally arrive. But these questions are important in answering the ultimate question, “Who am I?” And they are even more important when the next question comes: “Who do I want to be?” ~The Pacific Institute  


6. Oregon National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Graduation Ceremony, June 14

BEND, Oregon — The Oregon National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program (OYCP) is scheduled to host a graduation ceremony for its 53rd class on June 14, at 11 a.m. at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center, Middle Sister Building, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond, OR.

The graduation ceremony honors 131 students from several different high schools across Oregon. OYCP is a statewide, accredited alternative high school that serves all of Oregon and features a rigorous five-and-a-half-month in residence phase followed by a year of active mentorship.

“We are so grateful for our educators and staff, as well as filled with pride for each and every individual graduate and their efforts. Congratulations to all for this success,” said Dave Stuckey, Deputy Director for the Oregon Military Department.

The ceremony is expected to draw hundreds of family members, friends and community supporters of the graduating cadets from across the state. The event is open to the public and media is invited to attend.

About OYCP:
OYCP is one of 37 nationwide National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Programs and has been recognized as one of the premier programs in the country. The OYCP program is cost-free to cadets and their families and has successfully graduated more than 4,600 cadets since its inception in 1994. The voluntary, 17-and-a-half-month program provides youth who are at-risk of not completing their high school education, both male and female, ages 16 to 18, from urban and rural areas of Oregon, with another opportunity to succeed.

Cadets work through a two-phase program, beginning with an intensive five-and-a-half-month residential program during which they develop life-coping skills, perform volunteer community service work and attend academic classes. While in the program, cadets continue their education, develop life skills and create a plan, outlining clear and organized steps to keep them along the path of success following graduation. The second phase of the program consists of one year of mentorship. During this phase, cadets receive encouragement and support as they implement their plans to re-enter their home environments.

Details about the Oregon National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program are available at www.oycp.com or by calling (541) 317-9623. 


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

bird.owl3Wet & Forget for Headstone/Gravestone Cleaning  http://landing.wetandforget.com/best-headstone-cleaner/

How to Clean Bed Pillows  http://www.ehow.com/how_4474159_clean-bed-pillows.html?utm_source=facebookADsKW&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=keywee&kwp_0=429773&kwp_4=1590577&kwp_1=687655

The Ninth Circuit Is Wrong on Trump’s Temporary Travel Ban  http://www.nationalreview.com/article/448571/trump-travel-ban-ninth-circuit-ruling-wrong

U.S. Agricultural Trade in 2016: Major Commodities and Trends https://www.ers.usda.gov/amber-waves/2017/may/us-agricultural-trade-in-2016-major-commodities-and-trends/

Hokulea Sights the Hawaiian Islands After Incredible 3-Year Voyage http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/09/hokulea-sights-the-hawaiian-islands-after-incredible-3-year-voyage/

Fast and Furious hearing rips Holder, DOJ for deception in gun-running scandal http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/06/07/fast-and-furious-report-slams-holder-doj-for-deception-in-gun-running-scandal.amp.html

The Patriot Post: Patriot Headline Report  https://patriotpost.us/headlines

Farmed vs. Wild Salmon  http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Food/Fish/FarmedSalmon

The Zinnification of America  http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/06/the_zinnification_of_america.html


 

Sherman County eNews #173

CONTENT

  1. Frontier TeleNet Budget Hearing, June 16

  2. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting Notice & Agenda, June 16

  3. Frontier Digital Network Budget Hearing, June 16

  4. Frontier Digital Network Board of Directors Meeting, June 16

  5. An Invitation to an IF Table Gathering, June 19

  6. Public Meeting Notice: Sherman County Court Special Session, June 19

  7. Public Meeting Notice: Sherman County Court, June 21

  8. Oregon’s Highly Rural Transportation Program for Veterans


1. Frontier TeleNet Budget Hearing, June 16 

FRONTIER TELENET BUDGET HEARING

JUNE 16, 2017  10:00 AM

NORTH CENTRAL ESD CONFERENCE ROOM

135 SOUTH MAIN STREET, CONDON, OREGON

AGENDA

  1. Call Hearing to Order
  2. Roll call
  3. Review of Budget As Approved By Budget Committee
  4. Public Input
  5. Close Budget Hearing

2. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting Notice & Agenda, June 16                                                     

Frontier TeleNet

                        Board of Directors Meeting Agenda and Notice

                         June 16, 2017  10:00 AM

                                   North Central ESD Conference Room

  • Call To Order
  • Director’s Changes/Additions To The Agenda
  • Public Input
  • Minutes

4.1       Review and Approval

  • Financials
    • Review and Approval

6.0     Resolution To Move Funds

7.0     Budget Adoption Vote

8.0     Discussion of Contracting and Procurement Rules

9.0     Discussion And Possible Adoption of Records Request Policy as Provided by Counsel

10.0   Wheeler County Town Hall Meetings and Wireless Project Update

11.0   Cottonwood Project Update

12.0   Discussion of LSN Contract Change and Work Request at Slatt Site

13.0   Request by Frontier Regional 9-1-1 Agency For Dispatch/9-1-1

Connectivity to Burns-Paiute Tribe

14.0   Audit Contract(s)

15.0   Discussion/Possible Vote and Approval of Compensation Increases

16.0   Future Meeting Dates

17.0   Public Input

18.0   Adjournment

FRONTIER TELENET RESOLUTION MOVING FUNDS

WHEREAS, Frontier Telenet has found it necessary to hire a Marketing Director, and

WHEREAS, this position was added in October 2016, and

WHEREAS, when the original budget was adopted in June 2016, this position was not included, and

WHEREAS, the personal services line in the Frontier Telenet Budget will need additional funds to accommodate this addition.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that $53,000.00 be transferred from Contingency to Personal Services.  Personal Services line item in the Frontier TeleNet Budget will now be $150,000.00 and Contingency $477,227.00.

Adopted this 16th  day of June, 2017.

_______________________________________

STEVE SHAFFER, FRONTIER TELENET CHAIRMAN

____________________________________________

ATTEST:  JEANNE E. BURCH, FRONTIER TELENET STAFF

The Frontier TeleNet board reserves the right at its sole discretion to enter into Executive Session under ORS 192.660 (a), (g), (j), (n)(D).


4. Frontier Digital Network Budget Hearing, June 16

FRONTIER DIGITAL NETWORK BUDGET HEARING

JUNE 16, 2017  9:00 AM

NORTH CENTRAL ESD CONFERENCE ROOM

135 SOUTH MAIN STREET, CONDON, OREGON

AGENDA

  1. Call Meeting to Order
  2. Roll call
  3. Review Budget As Approved By Budget Committee
  4. Public Input
  5. Close Budget Hearing

4. Frontier Digital Network Board of Directors Meeting, June 16

FRONTIER DIGITAL NETWORK

REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

North Central ESD Conference Room

135 S. Main Street

Condon, Oregon

June 16, 2017   9:00 AM

AGENDA

  • Call To Order & Director Roll Call
  • Public Input/Comment
  • Directors’ Changes or Additions to the Agenda
  • Previous Minutes

4.1 Review and Approval

  • Financials
    • Review and Approval

6.0     Discussion Motorola System Upgrade Agreement

7.0     Budget Adoption Vote

8.0     Other – General

9.0     Public Input/Comment

10.0   Next Meeting

11.0   Adjournment


5. An Invitation to an IF Table Gathering, June 19

Who? You’re invited to join the first “IF” table gathering.

Where? Sherman County Senior & Community Center in Moro.
When? Monday June 19th at 6:30 p.m.
What? It is a gathering of women interested in getting to know each other better and share their walk with Lord. This is non denominational group getting together to support and encourage each other.
We will provide dinner.  Bring a friend.
For more info on the “IF” table go to www.iftablegathering.com.
If you have questions call Ree Ella at 541-980-8678.


6. Public Meeting Notice: Sherman County Court Special Session, June 19

ShermanCoLogoThe Sherman County Court will be meeting in special session on Monday, June 19, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Office of the County Court. The purpose of the special session is to review submitted proposals for the website redesign proposal request. The court will select proposers to interview at a later special session. 


7. Public Notice: Sherman County Court, June 21

The Sherman County Court session is scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in the Circuit Courtroom at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039.

SCCOURT.Agenda June 21 2017


8. Oregon’s Highly Rural Transportation Program for Veterans

Oregon’s Highly Rural Transportation Program, a federal, state and local partnership that is helping meet the urgent transportation needs of veterans who live in extremely rural areas, has logged over 500,000 miles in its first two years of operation.

That’s farther than the distance to the moon and back.

Veterans who were served by this program did not fly to the moon, but they were transported all over the Pacific Northwest to see their doctors and receive medical care. Federally funded and administered by the state and its partner agencies in the 10 participating counties, the program is tailored to the needs of rural veterans, who often do not have adequate access to medical care in their communities.

Connie Guentert, Wallowa County manager for Community Connection of Northeast Oregon Inc., knows these challenges better than most. Community Connection is the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ (ODVA’s) partner agency for the Highly Rural Transportation Program in both Wallowa and Baker counties, and Guentert and her dedicated staff grapple with the difficulty of serving highly rural veterans and other clients every day.

“We’re very remote out here,” she said. “We have very large land expanses, minimal medical facilities, and the only public transportation in the county is us. Our drivers face long winters, adverse weather and road conditions, rock slides, deer, elk, even bears on the road.”

The trips are rarely short. Because of the scarcity of services, Wallowa County veterans must travel to appointments in La Grande, Walla Walla, Boise, and even as far as Portland or Tacoma — a round trip of over 700 miles.

Funding comes in the form of annual grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. A maximum of $50,000 may be awarded to any counties classified as “highly rural,” which means fewer than seven residents per square mile. Oregon has 10 such counties (Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Lake, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Wallowa and Wheeler), and since 2014, ODVA has received the maximum funding allotment for each participating county.

The impact has been remarkable. From October 2014 to September 2016, a total of 529,199 miles were logged — which accounts for about half of the nationwide total reported by Oregon and all the other states participating in the VA-funded program.

Oregon’s drivers also tracked over 9,000 trips, spent over 20,000 hours on the road and served 2,279 veterans during that same period.

Mitch Sparks, ODVA’s director of statewide veteran services, credits the program’s success to the ingenuity of the participating counties and transportation providers, who have used the funds to enhance new and existing programs in order to get the maximum value from each grant.

“This program’s success is directly due to the outstanding management of each county’s transportation system and their ability to creatively transport veterans by partnering with other transportation networks and overcoming weather, distance and other adverse circumstances,” Sparks said.

The program has made a real difference in reducing the strain on state and local safety net programs that would otherwise be responsible for bridging the gaps in serving vulnerable residents in highly rural areas.

Even so, the VA grants go only so far in meeting the high level of need that exists. Guentert said the grant funds last only about seven or eight months — not the full 12 for which they are intended. After that point, her organization has to begin to draw on other funds closer to home — like a biennial allotment they receive from the Oregon Department of Transportation.

“We truly appreciate the VA grant, and the veterans love it,” Guentert said. “It’s just that the need is so great.”

If you are a veteran living in one of the 10 participating counties and would like more information about the Highly Rural Transportation Program, please contact your local county or transportation office. A complete list of the appropriate contacts can be found on ODVA’s website at http://wp.me/p60SnD-Nf.


 

Sherman County eNews #172

CONTENT

  1. What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library This Week
  2. Sherman County: For The Record – Some Summer Reading
  3. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do 

“The people will not revolt. They will not look up from their screens long enough to notice what’s happening.” ~ George Orwell’s 1949 book, 1984. 


1. What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library This Week

Logo.ShermanPub.School.Library2017Thursday June 15 at 11:00am – Baby Lap-Sit Story Time
Thursday June 15 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm – Game Night
Thursday June 15 at 6:00pm – Book Club

 

 


2. Sherman County: For The Record – Some Summer Reading  

Stories and Records by Local Authors 1983-2016

Sherman County: For The Record is the twice-yearly historical anthology published by the Sherman County Historical Society in Moro, Oregon. The many authors who contributed to For The Record provide a window into the past with memoirs, official records and photographs.

Here the subjects are listed by volume and number beginning in 1983.  Actual titles are not used unless they clearly reflect the content of the work. The records compiled from Klickitat County, WA and Wasco County, OR marriages are for those identified as Sherman County residents. These publications may be purchased at the Sherman County Historical Museum, 200 Dewey Street, P.O. Box 173, Moro, OR 97039 or ordered by mail for $6 + $1.75 postage at info@shermanmuseum.org.

#1-1, 1983

History of Sherman County Historical Society by Patty Moore

Morrison Family of Grass Valley by Marie Morrison Wilcox

John Morrow’s Trip IL to OR by John Morrow 1888

Autobiography of Giles French by Giles L. French

Professor H.H. White by Helen White Bruckert

Olds Emigrant Party by Bela E. Gowan 1951 

#1-2, 1983

Sherman County is Formed by Patty Moore

I Remember Miller School by Anna Olson Jacobsen

WW I Cochran Diary, Excerpts by Frank von Borstel

Cothran Family by Mabel Cothran White

Olds Emigrant Party by Bela E. Gowan 1951

Autobiography of Giles French by Giles L. French 

#2-1, 1984

Will Raymond, Photographer

Kent Community by Faye Howell Beyer

Dr. Sarah Leah Richelderfer

Olds Emigrant Party, 1852 by Bela E. Gowan 1951

Striker Family

Autobiography of Giles French by Giles L. French

Sherman County Marriages 1889-1895

County Officials

#2-2, 1984

Kent Community by Faye Howell Beyer

Olds Emigrant Party by Bela E. Gowan 1951

Autobiography by Florence Tate Murdock

Watkins Family by Margilee Morse Kaseberg

Autobiography of Giles French by Giles L. French

Sherman County Marriages 1895-1900 by Sherry Kaseberg 

#3-1, 1985

Rufus Community by Nellie Dingle Fields

Fulton Family by James Gibson Fulton

Sayrs Memories by Nancy Vie L. Sayrs Race

McKean Family by Martha McKean Hastings

Kent Community by Faye Howell Beyer

Autobiography of Giles French by Giles L. French

Sherman County Marriages 1901-1905 by Sherry Kaseberg 

#3-2, 1985

Sherar Family & Sherar’s Bridge by Donald von Borstel

Sherar Family & Jane Herbert Sherar by Millie Holmes von Borstel

Autobiography of Giles French by Giles L. French

Wasco Opera House by Gladys Morrow Laidlaw

Lucinda Fulton Isaacs by James Gibson Fulton

Kent Hotel by Karl Pluemke

Pluemke Family by Karl Pluemke

Kent Stories by Geraldine Tatum

Rufus, Grant & the Families on the Bluff by Nellie Dingle Fields 

#4-1, 1986

DeMoss Diary, Trip to Mt. Hood

Memories by Eva Landry Ruggles Garlick

Ruggles Family from a Works Progress Administration Interview with Lucy Ruggles

Grist Mill at Early by Earl Williams

Fulton Family & Elizabeth Fulton Scholl by James Gibson Fulton

Adams Family by Lillian Olive Adams Helyer

Autobiography of Giles French by Giles L. French 

#4-2, 1986

Jay C. Freeman, Sheriff by Olga Samuelson Freeman

Memories by Charlene French

Kent Community by Frank von Borstel, Jr. 1936 Winning Grade School Essay

McKay Golden Wedding by E.C. Cratty

Fulton Family by James Gibson Fulton

DeMoss Diary, Trip to Mt. Hood 

#5-1, 1987

Civilian Conservation Corps, History of Camp Moro by Patty Moore

Tex Irzyk & the CCC from Interview with Tex Irzyk

Karl Landstrom & the CCC by Karl Landstrom

Macnab Family as told by Bee Macnab

Miller Family, Settlement, Island by Sherry Kaseberg

with Donald Miller, Vera Vogel Taylor and Anna Olson Jacobsen

Memories of Charlene French by Charlene French

#5-2, 1987

Morrow Family by H. Edwin Morrow

William Kenny by Anita Kenny Drake

Teaching in Wasco by Frances Gorsline McClure Adams

Jesse Martin Family by Deanna Martin Padget

Van Patten Family by Bee Van Patten Macnab

Remembering Early on the John Day River by Bessie Porter Huck

#6-1, 1988

Camp Sherman on the Metolius River by Patty Moore

The Boardman & Hansen Families by Wilma Boardman Spencer

Bergen, Norway to Wasco by Tom Jacobsen

John H. Johnson Family by Kenneth Deibert Johnson

#6-2, 1988

Spaulding Chapel by Grace Mayre Zevely, 1937 History Essay Contest

Rev. Frank R. Spaulding, Missionary by Sherry Kaseberg

Hattie Winebarger Miller by Eva Miller Bear & Debbie Hagen

Autograph Books by Alice Morse Kaseberg & Patty Moore

Frank L. Kee by Henry C. Dierck

Goodbye, China Hollow School by Sherry Kaseberg

Starns Golden Wedding from The Observer 1898

#7-1, 1989

Camp Rufus, WWII by Sherry Kaseberg

Lucille & Paul May in the Depression Years by Lucille McKinney May Loughrey

Sherman County Centennial

J.B. Hosford, Journalist by Patty Moore 

#7-2, 1989

Oregon Trail, John Day River Crossing by Alma Jean Tipley

Dan & Mary Leonard by Alma Jean Tipley

Leonard’s Bridge by Alma Jean Tipley

Dan Leonard’s Murder by Alma Jean Tipley

McDonald’s Ferry by Dick & Louella Ogle

Growing Up in Wasco by Gladys Morrow Laidlaw

Bibby Family by Teresa Bibby

Legends of the Bibby Boys as told to Patty Moore

Sherman County Fair by Patty Moore

#8-1, 1990

Oregon Trail, John Day River Crossing by Alma Jean Tipley

William & Isabella Murray

William G. & Mattie McDonald

Monte F. & Agness Duncan

Al & Agness Merritt

Virgil & Dorothy West

Paulen & Margilee Kaseberg

Simantel Family, John Day R. Farm

Peugh Family by Ivalou Peugh

Deyo-Thompson Family in Rufus by Helen Thompson Willard

Memories by Helen Thompson Willard

Huck Family by Gertrude Huck Mee

Sherman County Centennial Song, Friends & Neighbors 1989 by Mark Mobley & David Pshigoda 

#8-2, 1990

The North Enders, Rufus & Grant by Curtis A. Tom

The Railroaders by Curtis A. Tom

Joe & Effie Lindeman by Iva Willard Bishop

Wilson Family by Pat Helyer

Hulse Family by Ivalou Peugh

Josh Elliott Family by Ernest S. Everett 

#9-1, 1991

The North Enders, Rufus & Grant by Curtis A. Tom

Collins Hot Springs by Patty Moore

Ruby Petteys by Dorothy Fairchild Francis

Diary: Ernie Moore Family Vacation by E.H. Moore 

#9-2, 1991

Elliott-Everett Families by Mary Elliott Everett, Ernest S. Everett & Mary Alice Kirk

Robinson-Hockman Families by Mike Hockman & Mollie Robinson McLachlan

Biggs the Desolate, Its Drifting Sand by John Cradelbaugh 1909

Biggs by Carson C. Masiker

Camp Rufus, Army Legend

Sherman County Marriages 1906-1912 by Dorothy Brown Benson 

#10-1, 1992

Growing Up in Rufus by Ray Brown

Growing Up by Chet Coats

Growing Up by Reatha Sayrs Coats

Growing Up by Charles Burnet

Growing Up by Althea Powell Burnet & Moro

Ted Kelly by Teresa Reeder Bibby

Letter: Loy Cochran on the Rhine, WWI

Morrissey-Weigand Families by Mike Hockman

Rich Family by William K. McCoy

Sherman County Marriages 1913-1921 by Dorothy Brown Benson

#10-2, 1992

Claude Thompson, Founder of the Appaloosa Horse Club by Patty Moore

Poem: The Oregon Pioneers by Claude J. Thompson

Carl Anderson as told to Forest Peters

Paul Alley by Eileen Moreau

Twelve Tractor Owners by Patty Moore

Growing Up by Eilene Hogue Eslinger

Growing Up by Charlotte Ruggles Barnett

Growing Up by Willard Barnett

Growing Up by Marguerite Foss Kaseberg

McDonald-Morrissey-Weigand Families by Mike Hockman

Sherman County Marriages 1922-1931 by Dorothy Brown Benson

#11-1, Spring 1993

Coats Family by Chet Coats

Brock, An Oregon Trail Diary, 1850

WW II Military Experiences by Paul A. Fraser

John Fields Family by Nellie Dingle Fields as told to Mark Fields

Sherman County Marriages 1932-1939 by Dorothy Brown Benson

#11-2 Fall 1993

Tsubota Family, Japan & Oregon by Isami Tsubota

as told to Jacque von Borstel and Sherry Kaseberg

John Buether Family by Frieda Buether Copley and John Buether

World War II Memories by Lloyd Henrichs

Sherman County Marriages, 1940-1946 by Dorothy Brown Benson 

#12-1, 1994

Bliss Clark Family by Bliss Clark, edited by Patty Moore

Searcy-Shelton Family by Lena Shelton Searcy & Helen Searcy Ruggles

WWII Military Experiences by Malcolm McDermid

Bighorn Sheep, Deschutes River by Patty Moore

Sherman County Marriages 1947-1953 by Dorothy Brown Benson

#12-2, 1994

Schools, Sheep & Extension by Helen White Bruckert

WWII Air Force Experiences by Bob Boynton

Fred Haynes Family by Rosaline Waldner Preston

John Medler Family by Elda Macnab & Dora Dumler

Sherman County Marriages 1954-1959 by Dorothy Brown Benson 

#13-1, 1995

Gordon-Walker Shoot-Out near Gordon Butte by Anita Kenny Drake

Shipley Family by L. Earle Shipley

WWII Army Experiences by Glenn Virtue

WWII Seabees Experiences by Stuart Macnab

Siscel Family of Wasco by James T. Siscel

WWII Navy Experiences by Byron O. “Swede” Stark

WWII Navy Experiences by Clarence A. Young

Sherman County Marriages 1960-1963 by Dorothy Brown Benson 

#13-2, 1995

WWII Pacific Experiences by Tom Macnab & Helen Kelly Macnab

WW II Home Front Memories by Nell Coats Melzer

WWII Home Front Memories by Dorothy Brown Benson

WWII Letters: Don & Jacque von Borstel

WWII Navy Nurse Corps by Owietus Neal McDermid

Sherman County Marriages 1964-1969 by Dorothy Brown Benson

#14-1, 1996

WWII Navy Adventures by Dan Kaseberg

WWII Navy Life of Marcus & Eilene Eslinger

WWII Leyte and Back by Chet Coats

WWII Letters Frank Sayrs by Mary von Borstel Sayrs

Wasco County Marriages of Sherman County Couples 1859-1889 by Anita Kenny Drake

Klickitat Co., WA Marriages 1871-1889 by Dorothy Brown Benson 

#14-2, 1996

Thomas Fraser, USAF by Thomas H. Fraser

River Freezing Winters by Anita Kenny Drake

Hard Winter of 1861-62 by Anita Kenny Drake

Charley Kandle by Anita Kenny Drake

1916 Moro Class Poem by Neale Freeman

WWII Air Force by Howard Conlee

Wasco County Marriages 1889-1903 by Anita Kenny Drake

Klickitat County Marriages 1889-1903 by Dorothy Brown Benson

#15-1, 1997

Champion-Burton-Handley-Brown by Dorothy Brown Benson

Sherman Experiment Station by William “Bill” Hall

WW II, Africa & Europe by Phil O’Meara

Wasco County Marriages 1904-1920 by Anita Kenny Drake

Klickitat County Marriages 1904-1920 by Dorothy Brown Benson

#15-2, 1997

WWII William G. Macnab’s B-17 Collision Over the North Sea by Teresa K. Flatley

Gordon Lemley by Terri Bibby

Hans Bardenhagen by Terri Bibby

Sherman Garage & Wasco by George Moon

Wasco School Memories by Gladys Morrow Laidlaw

Con Davis, Tennessee & Oregon by Gary Fields

Wasco County Marriages 1921-1926 by Anita Kenny Drake

Klickitat County Marriages 1923-1926 by Dorothy Brown Benson

#16-1, 1998

Sack Sewing by Virgil Herin

John R. Martin Family by Patty Moore

Gladys Morrow Laidlaw’s Singing Career by Gladys Laidlaw

Love Family & Love-Wright Shooting by Anita Kenny Drake

Wasco County Marriages 1927-1932 by Anita Kenny Drake

Klickitat County Marriages 1927-1932 by Dorothy Brown Benson

#16-2, 1998

Sheriff Charles Wilson by Mark Fields

Kent’s Flying Farmers by Patty Moore

Chisholm Family by Craig McRae Chisholm

Jesse & Mary Eaton by Cari Blount

The Old Eaton Place by Robert Huck

Grandmother and Grandfather Huck by Robert Huck

Sherman County Picnic, Game

Tenmile Cemetery in Wasco County by Anita Kenny Drake

Wasco County Marriages 1933-1947 by Anita Kenny Drake

Klickitat County Marriages 1933-1945 by Dorothy Brown Benson 

#17-1, 1999

Fraser and the Six-Horse Hitch by Tom Fraser, Jr.

George Bourhill by Elsie Bourhill Gregory

Wright & Belshee by Beverly Martin Skinner 

#17-2, 1999

Surveyor’s Diary, Deschutes Railroad 1909-10 by Edward R. Armstrong

Wasco County Marriages 1948-1952 by Anita Kenny Drake 

#18-1, 2000

Charlie Wilson, French Legion of Honor by Mark Fields

Sherman County Poets’ Corner

WWII Gordon O. Fraser by Richard Fraser

Tanky Bozarth by Gordon Hilderbrand & Mark Fields

Anna Peetz’ Autograph Album

Milbra/Erskineville/Erskine by Anita Kenny Drake

Willie Powell’s Autograph Album

1910 US Census, Sherman County during the Survey by Edward Armstrong

Wasco County Marriages 1953-1961 by Anita Kenny Drake

#18-2, 2000

Dr. O.J. and Dr. M.M. Goffin by Anita Kenny Drake

Crash on Leonard’s Bridge 1896 as told by W.S. Grant to Margaret Walker, The Dalles Chronicle

1898 Wasco-Sherman Co. Directory

Buck Hollow & Deschutes River from The Maupin Times 1927

Wasco Centennial, May 1998 by Elaine Kelley Kalista

#19-1, 2001

Married Women’s Separate Property Register

Civil War Veterans in Sherman County by Sherry Kaseberg

Presbyterian Church in Moro

History of Frank E. Brown Post No. 91, American Legion

Poem: Wild & Woolly Cowboys

WWI Draft Registration List, 1917

Bryant Reminiscences by Elva Whealdon Bryant 1969, edited by Jeffrey Bryant

William Cullen Bryant Family by Jeffrey Bryant 

#19-2, 2001

Students’ Views of Sherman County by Linda Macnab Krafsic

Linda’s Birthday Book by Linda Macnab Krafsic

Rufus School Reunion, 2001 by Nell Coats Melzer and Mark Fields

Hampton Family by Laura Jean Hampton Hevel

Memoirs of Albert Jay Price

Impressions & Observations of the Journal Man by Fred Lockley 

#20-1, 2002

Lamborn Family by Betty Lamborn Barber

Trotter Family by Iva Viola Trotter Lane Manley

Poem: A Boy’s Work by Richard Wakefield

Ralph Eakin by Joan Eakin Jaeger

Growing Up in Sherman County by Wilma Gentry Gale

Sherman County Newspapers by Sherry Kaseberg & Chris Sanders 

#20-2, 2002

Manke Brothers by Cal T. McDermid

Grace Zevely’s Collection – Sherman County Schools by Sherry Kaseberg

von Borstel & Patjens by Marie von Borstel Hattrup

Poem: A Line Cut Off Forever by Richard Wakefield 

#21-1, 2003

Moro, Oregon from The Moro Leader 1898

Little Town of Moro from The Moro Leader 1898

Porter & Anderson Families by Dorothy Porter Smith, Mark Fields, Toni Conley & Forest Peters

1910 Sherman County Directory

Wasco Fire Department by George B. Moon

Poems: Upriver & Petroglyphs by Richard Wakefield 

#21-2, 2003

Rinehart-Klindt Families by Cal T. McDermid

Engstrom-Olds Families by Helen Engstrom Olds

Helyer Family by Pat Goodwin Helyer

Growing Up near Kent by Gordon D. “Don” Helyer

Norton- Tatum by Carole Norton Putman & Geraldine Norton Tatum 

#22-1, 2004

Marcy Paull by Mary Lou Dennis

Hard Times – Starnes and Reese by Penny Higley Eakin

The Old Blue School by Iva Willard Bishop

Bryant Letters, Part One compiled by Sherry Kaseberg

Red Cross Auxiliaries, Part One by Chris Sanders 

#22-2, 2004

Liberty Telephone Company by George & Pat von Borstel

Van Gilder by George W. Howard

Bryant Letters, Part Two compiled by Sherry Kaseberg

Red Cross Auxiliaries, Part Two by Chris Sanders 

#23-1, 2005

May, Coffey & Zevely by Grace May Zevely with Jean Zevely Anderson, Mary Zevely Fraser, Grace Zevely Busse, Grace Busse Zeamer, & Eric Knudsen & compiled by Sherry Kaseberg

Grace Busse & DeMoss Band by Grace Zevely Busse

Albin Balzer’s 1921 RR Section Diary

John Day River: Porter & Fox by George L. Fox, Jr.

#23-2

Stewart Family by Richard Stewart

Murray Family by Virginia Sammy Murray Reynolds

Ross, Thompson & Starvation Point by Frances Ross Thompson

Armsworthy Family by Peggy Clark

Woodworth & Locust Grove United Brethren Church by Mark Fields 

#24-1 2006 Spring

Reprint of #1-1

#24-2 – NO PUBLICATION

#25-1 2007

Writing A Sweetness to the Soul by Jane Kirkpatrick

Sherar’s Grade by Donald von Borstel

Sherar’s Bridge by Bertha Belshe

John Day River Homesteading by Bill Black & Kathy McCullough

The Homesteaders by Bee Macnab

Birds of Sherman County by Kathy Thompson

Sherman County Bighorn Sheep by Kathy McCullough

1920s Courtship by Myrna Melzer

Joe Weber by Sheila Weber 

#25-2 2007

Charles McAllister, Pilot by Kathy McCullough

WW II Stories: Conlee, Boynton, O’Meara, Fraser, Morrow, McCoy, von Borstel, Kaseberg, McClure, Macnab

WW II B-17 Collision by Teresa Flatley

Crop Dusting by Kathy McCullough

Sherman County Pilots by Tom Eakin

Fritz & Helen Watkins by Zachary Blaylock 

#26-1 2008

Sherman County Pilots’ Stories: Skiles, Harvey, Sharp, von Borstel, Christiansen, Mobley

Kent’s Flying Farmers by Patty Moore

Pilots: Jerry & Jane Kirkpatrick, Larry Kaseberg, and others

Wind Power by Curly & Vada DeMoss, Nell Melzer, Brian Simantel & Melanie Belshe

#26-2 2008

Formation of Sherman County by Patty Moore

Sherman County & the Rajneesh

First Murder Trial in Sherman County by Kristin von Borstel 

#27-1 2009

Floods & Freezes by Julie Reynolds

Hard Winter 1861-1862 by Anita Kenny Drake

Winter 1884 by Giles French & Charles McAllister

Columbia River Flood 1894 by Curtis Tom & Bliss Clark

Winter 1915-1916 by Giles French

Hay Canyon Cloudburst 1916

Thanksgiving Snow Storm 1921

Rain Storm 1923

Hail 1963 by The Dalles Chronicle & Cathy von Borstel Behm

Extreme Weather Data

Mid-Columbia Flood 1996 

#27-2 2009

1964 Christmas Flood from The Sherman County Journal 24 December 1964

1964 Christmas Flood in Helm Canyon by Doug Reid

Hay Canyon Flood

John Day River Bridge Collapse by Julie Reynolds

Accidents & Fatalities

The Farmer’s Snow Watch by Sandy Macnab

Biggs & Rufus by Bob Morris, Elaine Kalista & John Hilderbrand

Electricity – Wasco Electric Cooperative by Eric Johnson

Wasco & Moro Flooding

Grass Valley & Kent Flooding

Rainfall & Temperature Record from Sherman County Journal

End of the Railroad from The Effects of Railroad Abandonment on Agricultural Areas by John F. Due

A Simple Railroad Artifact by Michael McKenzie

#28-1 2010

Fires – Harvest, Houses, Elevators, Deschutes Canyon, Smith Canyon, Starvation Lane

Wasco Fire Department by Cheryl Rhodes 

#28-2 2010

Horses – Quarter Horses, Arabians, Appaloosa, Work Horses – many authors

Sherman County Fair by Patty Moore 

#29-1 2011

Dewey Thomas’ WWII Military Reflections – Part One by Dewey Thomas with Reine Thomas

WWII Navy Experiences by Charles F. Decker

Yates & O’Meara by Margaret O’Meara Stoltenberg & Sherry Kaseberg

#29-2 2011

Dewey Thomas’ WWII Military Reflections – Part Two by Dewey Thomas with Reine Thomas

Ray Sink – A Tragic End by Chris Sanders

Sink Family by Chris Sanders

Bull Family by Tom Bull

4-H Scramble Calves, Farm Life by Joe Harvey

4-H Livestock at Pacific International Livestock Exposition by Joe Harvey

Inscribed Basalt Column by Sherry Kaseberg

Mason Family Letters

Moro Grain Elevator Fire 1949 by Joe Harvey

Grandmother Johnson’s Recipes by Kenneth D. Johnson

Moro Methodist Church Ladies Aid Society Recipes 1924

#30-1 2012

Sherman County Journal & Rural Newspapers by McLaren Stinchfield

Memories of a Sherman County Pioneer by J.A. Elder 1928

Navy Experiences, Memories of Easter 1966 by Doug Rhinehart

Harris Canyon Railroad Water Tower Restoration by Jerry Tanquist

Rev. Roy Harvey and Captain Joe Harvey by Joe Harvey

Columbia Southern RR Depot at Wasco by Susan Van Gilder Smith

The Caboose at the Wasco Depot

Pioneer Church Days by Harriet Nish 1927

Rhinehart Family – Coming to Oregon by Doug Rhinehart

The May Family Ranch at Grass Valley (Buckley, Rolfe) by Jean Anderson

Recipes for Margaret O’Meara’s Bridal Shower

The Tale of a Tail End, the Caboose by Les Bowser

#30-2 2012

The Making of an Exhibit: The Sherman County Journal by Sherry Kaseberg

Nina Rhinehart Fleckenstein & Regina Lee Gamble

Nursing School by Nina Rhinehart Fleckenstein

Halloween in Grass Valley by Jean Anderson

The Grass Valley Class of 1942 by Grace Zevely Busse, Emma Jean Eakin Smith & Dorothy Ball Morris

WWII Merchant Marine Experiences of Ted Carlson by Susan R. Smith

Biggs Arch & Oregon Geographic Names Board by Sherry Kaseberg

Stewart, Ball, Falk & Vannice Families by Richard L. Stewart

Old Barns in Sherman County by Carol MacKenzie

William Raymond by Susan R. Smith

#31-1  2013

Lt. Commander Gordon D. Helyer, U. S. Navy by Pat (Goodwin) Helyer

Doc Sanders, Veterinarian by Chris Sanders

Wasco Incorporated, 1898 from the Sherman County Journal 1951

Wasco, 1898 ~ The Dalles Times-Mountaineer

Grant – Our First Town by Sherry Kaseberg

A Mysterious Death at Grant by Mark Fields, Sherry Kaseberg & Chris Sanders

Old Time News: The People’s Republic, 1898 – 1899 compiled by Chris Sanders

Memorial Contributions by Christy Brown 

#31-2  2013

Early Pioneer Life Told by Frank Fulton by Aldruda Beletski

World War II Veterans Historic Highway by Dick Tobiason

Old Time News: Sherman County Observer, 1917 compiled by Chris Sanders

Sherman County Journal – 100 Years by Frederick K. Cramer

William & Harriet Graham compiled by Sherry Kaseberg

Catholic Churches in Sherman County by Bob Odell

Kent Baptist Church by J.R. Keeney

Miss Nora, Be Studious contributed by Joe Morrow

Holmes: Down East & Out West by Lauchie McMullin

Memorial Contributions by Christy Brown

#32-1  2014

The Adobe Point Kid, Part One by Harold Brown

History of Wasco School by C.A. Hockett

Zola, a Dream of a Town by Sherry Kaseberg

County Seat: Kenneth, Moro or Wasco? by Sherry Kaseberg

Moro 1898 from The Dalles Times-Mountaineer compiled by Chris Sanders

Dear Nora, Remember Me contributed by Joe Morrow (autograph album)

O’Sullivan by Dwight Scheer

Memorial Contributions by Christy Macnab

#32-2  2014

Fifty Years Ago: The December1964 Flood by Kathy McCullough and Julie Reynolds

Oregon’s Top 10 1900s Weather Events

An Aerial Survey by The Oregonian

The Slaughterhouse Gulch Project: Reducing Soil Erosion by Sandy Macnab

Roads, Bridges and the Railroad by Dewey Thomas with Mark Fields

Analysis and Abandonment from Rails to the Mid-Columbia Wheatlands

Sherman County Roads from Minutes of the County Court

A Favorite Christmas by Nell Coats Melzer

Girls are More Precious Than Trucks by Nancy Henrichs Simpson

A Watershed Event by Dean Ruggles

Terrible Erosion & Washed Out Bridges by John Hilderbrand with Mark Fields

A Sad Christmas by Roy Fanning

Hell, High Water and a Memorable Christmas by Christie Welk

Digging Out and Mopping Up by Larry Kaseberg

New Bridges Don’t Collapse by Sherry Woods Kaseberg

In the Care of Friends by Grace Zevely Busse

An Emergency Landing by Vada DeMoss

Muddy Boots & a Baby Shower by Rex Brown

The Adobe Point Kid: Part Two by Harold E. Brown

Memorial Contributions compiled by Christy Macnab. 

#33-1   2015

Power & Light on the Farm by Mark Fields & Chris Sanders

Model Sherman County Home from Sherman County Observer

Onion Syrup, Whiskey & Vaseline with Sugar by Frances Rolfe Mathews

Waterproofing the Kids by Forest Peters

Red Cross Water Safety Program: Part One by Sherry Kaseberg & Chris Sanders

The Adobe Point Kid, Part Three by Harold Brown

Memorial Contributions compiled by Christy Macnab

#33-2  2015

Young Athletes Branded With Range Marks of Ancestors, Other Stockmen

Growing Up in Grass Valley by Robert Ziegler

New Guinea, Philippines & Japan by Robert Ziegler

Hotel Sherman by Chris Sanders & Mark Fields

Kent Light Plant

James Hartley by Jean Zevely Anderson

The Adobe Point Kid: Part Four by Harold Eugene Brown

Red Cross Water Safety Program, Part Two by Sherry Kaseberg with Sheri Carlson, Cathie Martin & Fern Wilcox

Memorial Gifts compiled by Christy Macnab

#34-1 2016

Charlotte Ruggles Barnett by Terri Bibby

John Conroy by Anna Joyce

John & Julia Joyce and Family by Anna Joyce

Roy Powell Hauls Boiler to Railroad Builders by Jean Reckmnn

Moro High School Optimist 1920

Henry Barnum on Raising Pigs, Sherman County Observer

Building a Grain Elevator at Grass Valley by Robert Ziegler

Stark Realities: The Gym at Kent by Mark Watson

Memorial Gifts

Photo of Baseball Team 1904

#34-2 2016 – No Publication

#35-1 2017


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

bird.owl.limbThe Oregon History Project  https://oregonhistoryproject.org/narratives/

The Oregon Encyclopedia https://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/entries/

The Mullan Road  https://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/mullan_john/#.WTyikmeGPX4

Sherman County https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman_County,_Oregon

Dufur clay target squad prepping for state  http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/news/2017/jun/10/dufur-clay-target-squad-prepping-state/

Wind Power in Oregon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power_in_Oregon

Historic The Dalles http://historicthedalles.org/history/

John Day Dam & Lake Umatilla http://www.nwd-wc.usace.army.mil/dd/common/projects/www/jda.html

John Day Dam – Construction began almost 60 years ago! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Day_Dam#History

Editorial: Oregon should fully comply with Real ID driver’s licenses http://www.bendbulletin.com/opinion/5367524-151/editorial-oregon-should-fully-comply-with-real-id

Editorial: Government needs more watchdogs http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/news/2017/jun/08/editorial-government-needs-more-watchdogs/

The Price of Power http://fullmeasure.news/news/cover-story/price-of-power

Full Measure is a weekly Sunday news program focusing on investigative, original and accountability reporting. http://fullmeasure.news/about

52% Say Trump [Temporary] Travel Ban Anti-Terrorist, Not Anti-Muslim http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/israel_the_middle_east/52_say_trump_travel_ban_anti_terrorist_not_anti_muslim

“The people will not revolt. They will not look up from their screens long enough to notice what’s happening.” ~ George Orwell’s 1949 book, 1984. http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/books-magazines/george-orwell-knew-what-our-future-held/news-story/1b33db339627e88e59171c8d4ffa026d

The Astounding Drop in Global Fertility Rates Between 1970 And 2014 http://brilliantmaps.com/fertility-rates/