November 5, 2011
Dinner Planned aT Bob's Texas T-Bone
Moro, Ore. –Sherman County Historical Society invites friends of Sherman County to a program and no-host meal of pulled pork, green beans, potato, salad and dessert for $12.50 at 1 p.m., November 13th at Bob’s Texas T-Bone in Rufus, Oregon.
Society members recently moved part of The Sherman County Journal collection to the museum in Moro in preparation for an exhibit to open in May 2012. It’s time to learn more about the region’s rural newspapers, publishers and the tools and equipment which they used.
MacLaren ‘Mac’ Stinchfield, publisher and editor of The Times-Journal, met with the Team to select artifacts essential to this exhibit. It is fitting, then, that Mac will tell stories and share his newspaper publishing experiences.
Mac attended school in Condon, then spent a year each at the University of Oregon and Eastern Oregon College, and three years at Oregon College of Education (Western Oregon University), earning a Bachelor of Arts in Education with minors in English, Speech, Drama and Journalism. He taught school and traveled through Europe, Middle East and East Africa before starting work as editor of the Condon Globe-Times when Andrew Leckie of Fossil purchased the Globe-Times and the Fossil Journal. He met his wife, Janet, when he substituted in her fourth grade classroom in Fossil.
With his partner, Rockne Wilson, he purchased The Times-Journal from Andrew Leckie. The Globe-Times and The Fossil Journal were merged into one publication, and Mac bought Wilson’s interest. From 1978 to the present, he’s published and edited The Times-Journal as Macro Graphics of Condon, LLC with his partner, Janet Stinchfield. They have twin sons, Andrew and Cameron. In 1983, he and Janet co-published The History of Wheeler County, Oregon.
Mac is typical of small town citizens in that he participates in a wide range of activities. He is a member of United Church of Christ, Gilliam County Historical Society, Kiwanis Club, Condon Chamber of Commerce and Eastern Oregon Pioneer Association. He’s involved with the Royal Condon Highland Guard and initiated, with his wife, the Robert Burns Supper, an annual celebration honoring the Scottish poet and local Scottish heritage. He served on the Oregon Historical Society, Oregon Geographic Names and E.R. Jackman Foundation boards. In his spare time, he is “bringing back to life the Stinchfield homestead property at Mayville.”