Sherman County Historical Society and Museum
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News Release
May 20, 2011
Annual Membership Meeting

Moro, OR – The Board of Trustees of the Sherman County Historical Society invites members, volunteers and friends to get together for fellowship, food and a taste of history!

Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 26, at the Sherman County Senior & Community Center in Moro at one o’clock.  It’s the Society’s official annual membership meeting, and business matters, the election of new trustees, and an interesting program will have places on the agenda.

Dewey Thomas will reminisce about his World War II service in the Pacific. He was born in Watauga County, North Carolina, to Roby Alfred Thomas and Eliza Ellen Greer, and came to Sherman County to visit relatives in 1937. He was a cousin of Marvin Thomas and Mae Greer Thomas of Wasco. He stayed to work in the area until 1940 when he went home to visit family members. Returning to Sherman County, he was called up for the first draft for World War II,  August 19, 1941. He served in the army until his discharge on October 10, 1945. On November 10, 1945 he married Catherine Fridley of Wasco and engaged in farming east of Wasco.

Beginning his service as Sherman County Commissioner in 1976, Dewey was sworn in as Sherman County Judge in July 1982, succeeding Marie Hoskinson. He served on the boards of Mid-Columbia Council of Governments, Sherman County Fair Board and the Board of Equalization.

Society members interested in serving on the Board of Trustees may contact Forest Peters-Makelim for more information by calling 541-442-5245. The board meets once a month to consider matters of policy and funding. Board members participate in fund raising, programs and events, and more if they wish.

Please reserve your no-host meal by contacting the Museum 541-565-3232 or e-mailing Everyone is welcome.

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