Sherman County eNews #369

Index

1. The Ultimate Christmas Party, Dec. 5
2. Sherman County Prayer Meeting, Dec. 2
3. Letter to the Editor: Sherman County Courthouse Open House, Dec. 15
4. Oregon Cultural Trust & Sherman County Cultural Coalition
5. North Central Public Health District Board Meeting, Dec. 8
6. Sherman County Senior & Community Center December Meal Menu
7. Millions of Columbia River Salmon Return Home for the Holidays
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1. The Ultimate Christmas Party, Dec. 5

Kids from ages 5 to 12
Are invited
To the Ultimate Christmas Party
December 5th
11:30 to 1 o’clock
At
Sherman County Public/School Library
Conference Room
Hosted by Sherman County Churches
Bible Stories, Snacks, Songs and Games
And it’s free.

Questions? Julie Fritts 541-980- 7628

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2. Sherman County Prayer Meeting, Dec. 2

The Sherman County Prayer Meeting will be held this Wednesday, December 2, at the Wasco United Methodist Church. Fellowship (that means food!) will be at 7:00 p.m., followed by prayer at 7:30. Please come and join us. Questions? Call Mary Macnab at (541) 442-5450.

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3. Letter to the Editor: Sherman County Courthouse Open House, Dec. 15

To the Editor,

As a member of the Sherman County Facility Advisory Committee I would like to invite all interested persons to attend an open house at the Sherman County Courthouse on Tuesday, December 15th, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM to discuss the planned construction of a new administrative building and modifications to our historic 1899 Courthouse. Design team members from Hennebery Eddy Architects will be present to explain the process that has been established and to explain what has been learned to date. Facility committee members Debbie Hayden, Brad Lohrey, and I along with our project manager Heath Gardner of Wenaha Group will also be present. The process is still in its early stages and the open house will provide an opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with project team members. It is important to understand that details regarding the exact size, location, and function of the building, along with the extent of necessary modifications to the courthouse will be determined after the programming phase has been completed in January. Please join us for conversation and refreshments as this important and exciting process unfolds.

Sincerely,

Ron McDermid
Sherman County Facility Advisory Committee Member

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4. Oregon Cultural Trust & Sherman County Cultural Coalition

Once again, Oregon takes the lead: we’re the only state that allows its citizens to designate part of their state taxes for cultural funding. Take action! If culture, in all its diversity, is important to you, your family and community, vote for culture at http://www.culturaltrust.org.

Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon Cultural Trust, 775 Summer Street NE, Ste 200, Salem, OR 97301 – a portion of these funds are allocated to Sherman County Cultural Coalition for distribution, & matched to local cultural non-profit gifts provide a tax credit.

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5. North Central Public Health District Board Meeting, Dec. 8

The North Central Public Health District Board will be meeting Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the North Central Public Health District, located at 419 E. 7th Street, in the Main Meeting Room, in The Dalles, Oregon. This meeting is open to the general public.

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6. Sherman County Senior & Community Center December Meal Menu

We serve lunch at 12:00, noon sharp.  First come, first served. If you have a group of 2 or more, please let the Kitchen staff know at  541-565-3191 the day before to ensure that we make enough food to serve! MEAL PRICING: Under 60 Yrs. Is $6.00 ~ 60 Yrs. & Up $3.00 suggested donation!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  1 2 3 4
Breakfast Casserole Baked Potato Bar Chicken Strips Pizza:  Hawaiian, Cooks
Pancakes W/Chili and Cheese Pasta Salad Choice and Supreme
Fruit Biscuits, Salad & Dessert Green Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Dessert
7 8 9 10 11
Lasagna Oven Fried Chicken Beef Enchiladas Chicken Fried Steak Hot Beef Sandwiches
Cheesy Bread Potatoes & Gravy Beans and Rice Hash Browns & Gravy Tater Tots
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Dessert Green Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Dessert
14 15 16     CHRISTMAS LUNCH 16 18
Chicken & Stuffing Dish Cheeseburgers Ham & AuGratin Potatoes Mac & Cheese with Ham Potato Soup
Veggies French Fries Veggies & Rolls Veggies & Rolls Rolls
Salad & Pie w/Ice cream Green Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Dessert Green Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Dessert
21 22 23 24 25
Crab Stuffed Pollack Italian Chicken Meatloaf CLOSED FOR

CHRISTMAS

CLOSED FOR

CHRISTMAS

AuGratin Potatoes w/Chick Peas & Pasta Mashed Potatoes/Gravy
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert
28 29 30 31 Menu subject to change due to availability

 

Sweet & Sour Meatballs Parmesan Chicken Beef Gravy over Potatoes CLOSED FOR

NEW YEAR’S

Rice & Egg Rolls Roasted Potatoes Veggies
Green Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Ice Cream

 


 

7. Millions of Columbia River Salmon Return Home for the Holidays

~ Bonneville Power Administration Portland, Ore. – The Columbia Basin’s 2015 salmon season ended with a remarkable 2.3 million adult salmon passing Bonneville Dam on their up-river migration. Overall, this makes 2015 the second-strongest year for Columbia River salmon since the federal government built dams on the river nearly 80 years ago. “We have a lot to be thankful for in the Columbia Basin,” said Paul Lumley, executive director of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission.

“This only highlights what we can accomplish as a region. Yes, there is more work to be done to address things like climate change, water quality and water temperatures, but this success provides the confidence to achieve full salmon recovery.”

Approximately 954,000 fall chinook salmon made up roughly half of the 2015 run and represented the largest fall chinook return ever recorded on the Columbia, edging out the 2013 record. Threatened Snake River fall chinook also returned in impressive numbers. Nearly 60,000 fish returned to the Snake River, the second-largest return since major dams were built on the lower Snake. In addition, approximately 20,000 wild Snake River fall chinook crossed Lower Granite Dam to spawn naturally upstream in the river’s main stem and large tributaries. “When you look at how well salmon did overall this year, it’s clear the approach of restoring critical fish habitat and improving dam passage is working,” says Lorri Bodi, vice president of Environment, Fish and Wildlife at the Bonneville Power Administration. “This is a direct example of partnerships with Northwest tribes, states, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council and the federal government — working together to bring more fish back to the rivers.”

Not all Northwest fish runs fared well in 2015. Several weeks of unseasonable temperatures heated river water decimating this year’s run of endangered Snake River sockeye salmon, despite efforts to save them. Approximately 4,000 of the endangered salmon had passed Bonneville Dam on their way upstream, the most ever counted at Bonneville since federal recovery efforts for this run began in the 1990s. Thankfully, conservation hatcheries established to preserve and rebuild endangered sockeye numbers served their purpose of safeguarding the genetic heritage of the species. In addition, biologists released 600 hatchery sockeye into Idaho’s Redfish and Pettit Lakes to spawn naturally. Research shows offspring of sockeye spawned naturally in the lakes return at higher rates than those released from hatcheries. Overall, the cumulative 2015 run of Columbia River salmon is one of the largest in almost eight decades, allowing anglers to catch approximately 600,000 fish. “Federal agencies, tribes, states and other Northwest parties can be thankful that their collective efforts, in combination with strong ocean conditions, is supporting impressive numbers of returning salmon,” said Michael Tehan, NOAA Fisheries’ assistant regional administrator for the agency’s Interior Columbia Basin Office. “That’s something every citizen in our region can celebrate.”


 

A volunteer project since 1999, Sherman County eNews is a free email news service for Sherman County and the region. High priority is placed on positive, community-building information and news. A community calendar [no deadline] and special notices [Wednesday deadline] are posted on Fridays. Friday’s Spiritual Matters is a collaborative project with county religious organizations.

Thank you!
Sherry Kaseberg

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Sherman County eNews #368

Index

  1. Classifieds
  2. Calendar

1. Classified Ads (new or corrected)

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THANK YOU NOTES, COMMENDATIONS & CONGRATULATIONS:

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

CHRISTMAS TREES & WREATHS. Sophomore Class Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale, December 5, at Sherman Jr/Sr High School 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM  12/4

GET YOUR HUSKY GEAR – TWO DAYS ONLY! Sherman Booster Club with AJ’s Printed Apparel – December 4th & 5th Sherman Jr./Sr. High School during the Christmas Tree Sale, Holiday Bazaar and Basketball Tournament. AJ’s Printed Apparel will be on site to print and personalize Sherman t-shirts and sweatshirts just the way you want them… and baseball caps and special tournament shirts. Questions?  Contact akasher777@gmail.com

STUFF THE BUS – SHERMAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL. A charitable project – Please bring NON-PERISHABLE FOODS or $$ on December 4th & 5th. It’s a Sherman High School class competition for charity! “Stuff the Bus”. Here at the school, we are asking all of the classes, as well as the staff, to bring as many non-perishable food items, or money donations, as possible to the school. At the end, we will count how many pounds of food ($1= 1 pound for money donations) and award a prize to the class that brings in the largest amount. The community can contribute to “Stuff the Bus” by bringing non-perishable food items, or money donations, to the Sherman Basketball Tournament, which will take place on December 4th and 5th. ~ Meghan Belshe, a junior at Sherman High & Secretary on Student Council.

SOCKS FOR SOLDIERS – SHERMAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL. Charitable gifts of un-used (new) socks may be dropped off in the Socks for Soldiers boxes at the Moro branch Bank of Eastern Oregon, Huskey’s 97 Market, Sherman County Public/School Library, Sherman Jr./Sr. High School, Sherman Elementary School in Grass Valley or the Wasco Post Office. We will send your contributions to the soldiers. ~ Meghan Belshe, a junior at Sherman High & Secretary on Student Council.

A YEAR-ROUND GIFT OF MEMBERSHIP & SUPPORT. SHERMAN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS support the mission to gather, preserve, research, interpret, exhibit and publish materials related to the history of Sherman County. The annual membership (per address) $30 includes free admission, a 10% discount in The Museum Store, two issues of the newsletter, The Plow, and two issues of the historical anthology, Sherman County: for the Record. See: http://www.shermanmuseum.org/html/sc_membership.html.

THE MUSEUM STORE: A MERRY MUSEUM CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE. Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro will be open for your Christmas shopping from 10 until 3 on Saturday, December 5th.  Rick Steber and guest speakers Dave and Peggy Franke will arrive at 11 a.m. for a presentation and book signing at 12 noon. Steber’s books, Jane Kirkpatrick’s newest book and Forest’s Yule Logs will be featured. For kids we have books, stuffed animals and paper plane kits. Wonderful year-round favorites, t-shirts, caps, mugs, lotions, and windmill charms are in stock along with Christmas cards and stocking stuffers to surprise and delight!. The Museum Store offers 10% off for the sale and additional 10% for Sherman County Historical Society members. The Museum will be open free of charge. Museum Store manager, Jessie Fuhrer, invites you to shop, enjoy refreshments, and tour the Museum on December 5th. She encourages everyone to visit the Sherman Junior/Senior High School for the Holiday Bazaar 10 until 2. Questions? Contact Sherman County Historical Museum at 541-565-3232 or e-mail info@shermanmuseum.org.

NORTH SHERMAN PRESCHOOL GALA of TREES! North Sherman Preschool Gala of Trees will be held at the Wasco Farm Store. Trees will be available for viewing November 23rd-December 5th. You can purchase tickets from any of the preschool children or at the Wasco Farm Store. Drawing will be held December 5th at noon. Please support North Sherman Preschool buy purchasing your tickets for the Gala of Trees!!

SHERMAN COUNTY HOLIDAY BAZAAR. The Sherman County Fair Board invites you to make it a day in Moro on December 5th! The Bazaar, a Soup/Salad Lunch, Sherman Public/School Library Book Sale & a Basketball Tourney, Soup/Salad Lunch, Book Sale at Sherman Jr./Sr. High School… from 10 until 2 on  December 5th. See information and table vendor form at shermancountyfairfun.com or contact Beth at 541-980-1821 of an evening.

FUND RAISING OPPORTUNITY | Concessions | Sherman Basketball Games. See Basketball Schedule.  Dec. 4 & 5 are already taken. Call Sherman County School District Food Service Manager Ree Ella von Borstel. 541-565-3500.

EMPLOYMENT:

OFFICE COORDINATOR/FINANCIAL OFFICER. Office Coordinator / Financial Officer. Status: At Will Employee. FLSA Status:  Exempt. Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District accepting applications for Office Coordinator / Financial Officer.  FT position, salary based on qualifications. Computer and basic accounting skills preferred. Must have strong organizational skills. The SWCD Office Coordinator/Financial Officer is responsible for general office organization and as Financial Officer, performs accounting work. Work involves preparing financial records, documents, and reports. Financial Officer works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Located in Moro, OR.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  For more information or for the full job description call (541) 565-3216 Ext. 3 or go to www.shermancountyswcd.comSALARY:  Bi-weekly (40 hrs/week)+ benefits; Starting Range (DOE) between $31,628 to $42,000  ~ Kayla von Borstel, Sherman County SWCD, Sherman County Area Watershed Council Coordinator. P.O. Box 405, 302 Scott Street, Moro, OR 97039. 541-565-3216 x 109. Kayla.vonBorstel@or.nacdnet.net                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

FOR RENT: APARTMENT.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Grass Grass Valley, 2 bedroom apartment. #1400 square feet. Pellet stove. Large laundry room. HUGE bathroom with shower and claw foot tub. Don’t miss a chance to take a peek at this wonderful lay out. Located just on the edge of town. $850 per month.  All utilizes included, except pellets for stove. 5419995317. Please leave a message. Seen by appointment only. 11/27

FOR SALE:

HOLIDAY GIFTS at RDO EQUIPMENT COMPANY in WASCO! Avoid the crowds. Skip the Black Friday madness and Cyber Monday burnout.  And get great holiday gifts you won’t find anywhere else at RDO Equipment Company in Wasco. From John Deere toys for the kids, to clothing, accessories and tools for adults, there’s something for everyone on your list.  Shop at RDO Equipment Company, located at 95421 Hwy 206 in Wasco, for all your holiday gifts this season!      12/24

1986 VW CABRIOLET Red, black top (brand new), clean title, manual gearbox, towing mount and hitch included (pull behind your RV). Owner’s manual included. New belts and gas pumps need changing out, not installed but included.  Fun, nimble little car and an awesome companion. Selling because it is not deer safe and cannot have a bull-bar. This VW Cabriolet needs a new partner! $2500, contact 541-993-7017 for details.    12/4

CHRISTMAS TREES & WREATHS. Sophomore Class Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale, December 5, at Sherman Jr/Sr High School 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM  12/4

GET YOUR HUSKY GEAR – TWO DAYS ONLY! Sherman Booster Club with AJ’s Printed Apparel – December 4th & 5th Sherman Jr./Sr. High School during the Christmas Tree Sale, Holiday Bazaar and Basketball Tournament. AJ’s Printed Apparel will be on site to print and personalize Sherman t-shirts and sweatshirts just the way you want them… and baseball caps and special tournament shirts. Questions?  Contact akasher777@gmail.com

PROPANE STOVE. Complete and excellent working Blaze King gas fireplace for sale with thermostat. $450 or best offer.  Contact 541-993-4568   11/27

2009 HONDA ODYSSEY & 2001 FORD E-350. For sale by Sherman County:    2009 HONDA ODYSSEY EX-L Minivan V6 3.5 Liter, FWD 5-Spd Automatic W/Overdrive Current Mileage: 156,766 miles. As is condition. Minimum Bid: $ 6,500.00. ///  2001 Ford E-350, V-10, Automatic Transmission, Current Mileage: 109,128 miles, As is condition, Minimum Bid:  $ 5,000.00. Sealed bids must be submitted to the Sherman County Court, P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039 by 5:00 pm December 1, 2015. On the outside of the sealed bid envelope, clearly indicate which vehicle the bid is for.  Inside the envelope, include the vehicle you are bidding on, the bid amount, your name, phone number, and address. Bids will be opened and read aloud during County Court on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Vehicle and vehicle records may be inspected at the Sherman County Courthouse. Call the transportation office at 541-565-3553 for an appointment Monday through Thursday. For additional information, contact the office of the Sherman County Court at 541-565-3416.    11/27

10″ Compound Miter Saw. Ryobi TS1343L with laser guide. Purchased New in May 2012 for $119.00. Selling for $60.00 Red 541-965-1227  12/24

 

SERVICES: [home, personal, appliance, landscape, fencing, cleaning, maintenance, janitorial, computer, construction, sewing, repairs, transportation, media, pre-school, day care]

SHERMAN COUNTY BUSINESS DIRECTORY.  Sherman County businesses & services may be listed on the Sherman County website at www.co.sherman.or.us under agri-business by town. Please contact Sherman County Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us

THE LEAN-TO CAFÉ & GOOSE PIT SALOON will be open on Sundays, 11 to 4 o’clock, October through January.  ~ Kathy Neihart, Owner/Proprietor, 1214 Clark Street, Wasco, Oregon 541-442-5709 justbekathy@hotmail.com     1/22

NEWSPAPERS

Agri-Times Northwest – twice-monthly www.agritimesnw.com editor@agritimesnw.com

The Dalles Chronicle http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/subscribe/

The Goldendale Sentinel | 117 W. Main St., Goldendale, WA 98620 (509) 773-3777 | info@goldendalesentinel.com | http://www.goldendalesentinel.com/

The Times-Journal – a weekly serving Wheeler, Gilliam & Sherman counties, P.O. Box 746, Condon, OR 97823 | 541-384-2411  times-journal@jncable.com $35/year

Wheeler County News. Print Newspaper & Online Advertising. PO Box 190, Spray, OR 97874. Out-of-County subscription: $30/year. In-County: $24/year. WheelerCountyNews.com.  www.facebook.com/WheelerCountyNews. WheelerCountyNews@gmail.com

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENT CALENDARS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

NOTICE OF BOARD VACANCY: MID-COLUMBIA HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD COMMUNITY POSITION. Notice is hereby given that the Sherman County Court is accepting names of individuals interested in filling a vacant community position on the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board. The Housing Authority serves Sherman, Wasco and Hood River Counties and its mission is “To promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and suitable living environment, free from discrimination to those who have barriers due to income or disability.” The appointee will be expected to attend meetings and be an active board member.  Persons interested in serving should contact the Sherman County Court at P.O. Box 365, 500 Court Street, Moro, OR 97039, 541-565-3416 or mthomas@co.sherman.or.us .   12/11

WANTED:

FREE:

CANNING JARS. I would like to offer all of my canning jars to someone who would want them. I have lots of pints, half pints and some quart jars. I will box them up and help the person get them. Otherwise I am taking them all to the recycle center. But I am thinking that is a waste of good jars! ~ Patty Burnet pbburnet@embarqmail.com

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2. Calendar

NOVEMBER

25-Dec. 30 Mt. Hood Railroad Polar Express mthood.com

26-27 North Central Public Health District | Closed for Thanksgiving

27-29 Columbia Gorge Winegrowers Thanksgiving Weekend

30 Sherman PTO November Winter Clothing Drive – Sherman Elementary School, Grass Valley

30 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10-12 The Dalles

30-Dec. 11 Sherman High Student Council – Stuff the Bus & Socks for Soldiers

School Fall Sports Awards and National Honor Society Induction. The Awards program has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.

DECEMBER

1 Tri-County Mental Health 12-3 The Dalles

1 Sherman School District Fall Sports Awards & National Honor Society Induction 7 SJSHS

1-18 Sherman County Public/School Library Mitten Tree

1-30 Mt. Hood Railroad Polar Express mthood.com

2 Sherman County Court 9

2 Public Hearing/Continued: Marijuana Ordinance 11 Circuit Courtroom, Courthouse

3 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Board Meeting 12 NORCOR

3-5 Oregon Cattlemen Annual Convention in Bend

3-5 Oregon Sheep Growers Meeting at Sunriver near Bend

3-6 Shaniko Christmas Market 10-3 o’clock Shaniko Stagecoach Station & Museum

4 Sherman Invitational Basketball Tournament 3 SJSHS

4-5 Christmas Shopping, Sherman Husky Gear SJSHS

5 Sherman Invitational Basketball Tournament 11 SJSHS

5 Christmas Open House & Museum Store Sale | Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro 10-3

5 Sherman Bazaar & Christmas Tree Sale | Sherman Jr./Sr. High School near Moro

5 Sherman Sophomore Class Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale 9-2 Sherman Jr/Sr High School

5 Sherman County Public/School Library at SJSHS Book Sale & Mitten Tree

5 Condon Light Festival & Parade, Tree Lighting 5:30 condonchamber@condonchamber.org

7 The Trail Band | Christmas Concert | The Civic Auditorium, The Dalles

8 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

8 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

8 Sherman County Area Watershed Council 11:30 OSU Extension Office, Burnet Building, Moro

9 Sherman County Community & Senior Center Advisory Meeting 12:30

9 Sherman County Watershed Council 1 Moro

10 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 4 Klickitat County

10 Sherman Conservation District & Watershed Council Annual Meetings 6 Wasco Annex. RSVP 541-565-3216 x 109 Kayla.vonBorstel@or.nacdnet.net

11 Meeting & Process Facilitation Workshop, Dec 11  (541)506-6011

12 Cascade Singers & Childrens’ Choir 7 Zion Lutheran Church 10th & Union, The Dalles

13 Cascade Singers & Childrens’ Choir 3 Zion Lutheran Church 10th & Union, The Dalles

16 Sherman County Court 9

18-31 Sherman County School District Christmas Break

22 First Day of Winter

25 Christmas

28 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10-12 The Dalles

30 Sherman High vs. Heppner High Prep Series at the Moda Center

JANUARY

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

12 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

12 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

12 Sherman County Public/School Library Board Meeting 5:30

20 Sherman County Court 9

23 Annual Robert Burns Supper in Condon

25 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10-12 The Dalles

27 Tri-County Courts [Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler] 9-2 Burnet Building, Moro.

FEBRUARY

2-4 Spokane Ag Expo

6 Sherman County Court 9

9-11 World Ag Expo at Tulare, California

10-13 National Farm Machinery Show, Louisville, Kentucky

15 Sherman County 4-H Registration Deadline

MARCH

18 Deadline | Sherman County Uplands Restoration Project


A volunteer project since 1999, Sherman County eNews is a free email news service for Sherman County and the region. High priority is placed on positive, community-building information and news. A community calendar [no deadline] and special notices [Wednesday deadline] are posted on Fridays. Friday’s Spiritual Matters is a collaborative project with county religious organizations.

Thank you!
Sherry Kaseberg

Sherman County eNews #367

Index

    1. 1. Lee Kaseberg to be Recognized as Football Official of the Year, Nov. 28

    2. Daniel Mariman 1934-2015

    3. Aging and Personal Control

    4. Dorothy Ball Bailey Morris 1924-2015

    5. Sherman Junior High School Basketball Schedule, Updated

    6. The Oregon State Police urge motorists to travel safely during this holiday weekend.

    7. Links 


imgres.jpg1. Lee Kaseberg to be Recognized as Football Official of the Year, Nov. 28

Sherman County resident Lee Kaseberg will be recognized as Football Official of the Year by the Oregon Athletic Officials Association at the 1A State Football Championship game (Dufur vs Crane) Saturday, November 28, at 10:30 a.m. at Hermiston High School.  Lee, who just turned 76 years old this week, has served in the Mid Columbia area as a football and basketball official for 37 years.  Watch for an upcoming article in The Dalles Chronicle. 


2.  Daniel Mariman 1934-2015

Daniel J. Mariman was born in Portland, Oregon, October 3, 1934, the youngest of three children of George and Aleta Mariman. He died  on November 17, 2015, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center. He married Beverly Kitching on November 5, 1953, and they lived in Estacada, Oregon, and Seiad Valley, California, where they operated a logging and lumber trucking business, after which be certified as a diesel mechanic until retirement. He and Bev lived in Grass Valley where they were welcomed as volunteers for organizations in the county. He is survived by his wife, Bev, of Rufus; his daughter Robin of The Dalles; seven grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother Jamie and sister Jane of Idaho. He was predeceased by a sister Delores and two daughters. There will be no services. Interment will take place at a later date in the Pioneer Cemetery in Estacada.


 3. Aging and Personal Control

~ The Pacific Institute

imgresWhat does a sense of having control over your life have to do with successful aging?

When we enter this later phase of life, we experience certain losses that can’t really be avoided. However, having a sense of control over our lives is a very important factor in how successfully we age.

An important study by Harvard researchers, conducted in a nursing home, is a case in point. One group of residents took charge of their daily living activities, including dressing, eating, personal hygiene and maintaining their own environments. A second group had all these functions taken care of for them by staff.

Results indicated that those in the first group were more alert, active and happier. 18 months later, 15% of that group had died, compared to 30% of the second group.

 You see, the opportunity to make choices increases our sense of personal power and control. While folks who are older deserve our love, attention and support, the more we take over the business of living for them, the more they will come to need our help. The less they will be able to do for themselves, the faster their decline into helplessness.

 Watch for a well-intentioned but misguided desire to be helpful that tempts you to take over for your friends and relatives who are older. Instead, support their efforts to take care of themselves and you will be empowering them to live longer, happier lives.


 4. Dorothy Ball Bailey Morris 1924-2015

Dorothy V. Bailey-Morris, 91, died June 18, 2015. She was the only daughter of Ted and Vivian Ball. She was born in Corvallis February 1, 1924, and lived in Grass Valley until her marriage to Darrel F. Bailey in 1945. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Darrel F. Bailey; and second husband, Carl Stanley Morris. She is survived by her son David L. Bailey of Molalla and daughter Marilyn K. Clute of Mill Creek, Washington; granddaughters, Melodye Hood-Huelsmeier, Jennifer Bailey and Christine Bailey; and four great-grandsons. She taught second grade at Metzger Elementary School for 25 years. She was buried with Darrel Bailey in Willamette National Cemetery.


5. Sherman Junior High School Basketball Schedule, Updated

~ Audrey Rooney, Sherman County School District

                  All games against Horizon have been canceled.

DATE

DAY

OPPONENT

SITE

5/6 GIRLS

5/6 BOYS

7/8 GIRLS

7/8 BOYS

Dec. 1

Tues.

St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s

No Game

3:30

No Game

4:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 7

Mon.

Arlington

Sherman Elem.

5:00

4:00

4:00

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 12

Sat.

‘A’ Tourney

Dufur

No Game

No Game

TBA

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 15

Tues.

Lyle/Wishram

Lyle

No Game

No Game

4:00

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 4

Mon.

St. Mary’s

Sherman Elem.

No Game

4:00

No Game

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 7

Thurs.

Dufur

Sherman Elem.

5:00

4:00

4:00

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 11

Mon.

Horizon

Hood River

Cancelled

Cancelled

No Game

Cancelled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 13

Wed.

Condon

Sherman Elem.

5:00

4:00

4:00

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 14

Thurs.

South Wasco

Sherman Elem.

5:00

4:00

4:00

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 25

Mon.

Arlington

Arlington

3:00

4:00

5:00

6:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 28

Thurs.

Dufur

Dufur

5:00

4:00

4:00

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 1

Mon.

Horizon

Sherman Elem.

Cancelled

Cancelled

No Game

Cancelled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 4

Fri.

South Wasco

Maupin

3:00

4:00

5:00

6:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 13

Sat.

Condon

Condon

10:00

11:00

12:00

1:00


6. The Oregon State Police urge motorists to travel safely during this holiday weekend.

Rector_Mt.HoodOSP is adding extra patrols over the next several days to target certain driving behaviors that lead to serious injury crashes and deaths. These behaviors include speed, occupant safety, lane usage, impaired driving and distracted driving.

OSP is also urging those traveling in the Willamette Valley on Friday to be prepared for heavy traffic due to post-Thanksgiving shopping and the Civil War game in Eugene.

Motorists are asked to check travel conditions prior to their trip. The Oregon Department of Transportation’s page www.tripcheck.com is a valuable tool in planning any road trip.


 

7. Links

Cottonwood Canyon State Park – a Blog
https://cottonwoodcanyon.wordpress.com/2015/11/24/step-into-another-world/#like-729 

Cottonwood Canyon State Park – Bird’s the Word
https://cottonwoodcanyon.wordpress.com/2015/11/25/birds-the-word/

Oregon Counties
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PS56RsZm0I 

How 10 Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Dinner
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/11/thanksgiving-special-how-famous-artists-would-plate-thanksgiving-dinner/

71fzM55GPpL._UX250_Author Jane Kirkpatrick, Her Blog & Her Dog Bo’s Blog
http://www.jkbooks.com/

Pew Research Center: Numbers, Facts & Trends Shaping Our World
http://www.pewresearch.org/ 

Tobacco Top User of Guest Worker Program
http://environmentblog.ncpa.org/tobacco-top-user-of-agriculture-guest-worker-h-2a-visa-program/

 A Choice Between Public Safety and Compassion
http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORLEG/bulletins/12751c5

Refugees, National Security & Compassion
http://townhall.com/columnists/davidgrantham/2015/11/20/refugee-problem-is-a-national-security-problem-n2082981/page/2

Commentary: Crippling the West from Within  http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/11/jihadists_crippling_the_west_from_within.html

 Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33i_BAhuiE0&feature=youtu.be

Brett Stephens’ Wall Street Journal Editorials
http://topics.wsj.com/person/A/biography/5463

Uncertain Leadership in Perilous Times by Peggy Noonan
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/39059


A volunteer project since 1999, Sherman County eNews is a free email news service for Sherman County and the region. High priority is placed on positive, community-building information and news. A community calendar [no deadline] and special notices [Wednesday deadline] are posted on Fridays. Friday’s Spiritual Matters is a collaborative project with county religious organizations.

Thank you!
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Sherman County eNews #366

Index

    1. 1. Sherman County School District Notice: Student Safety, Weather, Events Update

    2. Sherman County Public/School Library Cancels Traveling Lantern Program, Nov. 24

    3. Sherman High School Basketball Schedule Update

    4. Sherman Junior High School Basketball Schedule

    5. Shaniko Christmas Market, Dec. 3-6


1. Sherman County School District Notice: Student Safety, Weather, Events Update

 Parents, Guardians and School Community Members,

The winter season is upon us.  As always, the top priority of the Sherman County School District is the safety of our students and staff.  Our District staff also understands that our decision to close schools due to inclement weather after students have arrived at school can be difficult after parents have left for work.  If we send students home early, many will return to unsupervised bus stops and empty houses.  After conferring with Mid-Columbia Bus Company and local transportation staff, the school district has decided to stay open the remainder of the day today. Buses will return students home on regular routes as usual at the end of the school day.  

Yellow-School-BusHowever, all after-school activities which include Elementary, Jr. High and High School practices are being canceled this evening.  This includes the Jr./Sr. High School Fall Sports Awards and National Honor Society Induction. The Awards program has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. 

We will continue on our regular early release schedule for tomorrow Wednesday, November 25 unless weather conditions worsen.  If there is any change to the Wednesday schedule this will be communicated to you by 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.

 Have a wonderful day and be safe!

 Wes Owens
Sherman County School District 


weather-heavy-snow2. Sherman County Public/School Library Cancels Traveling Lantern Program, Nov. 24

~  Marylou Martin mmartin2@sherman.k12.or.us

Sherman County Public/School Library update: Traveling Lantern program, “Bilbo’s Journey” has been canceled tonight due to bad weather.


 3. Sherman High School Basketball Schedule Update

~ Audrey Rooney, Sherman County School District
New updated HS Basketball Schedule.

Most Recent:
Dec. 11
th – game times 3:00 (GV), 4:30 (BV), departure time @ 11:45.

Jan. 8th – game time changed to 3:30 vs 3:00 for just a 2 Quarter game, departure time @ 1:15.

 Jan. 30th – game time changed to 1:30 vs 1:00 for just a 2 Quarter game

 

DATE

DAY

OPPONENT

SITE

GJV

BJV

GV

BV

Dec. 3

Thurs.

South Wasco

Maupin

6:00

7:30

 

 

Dec. 4

Fri.

Sherman Tourn.

Culver, Mac Hi, N. Lake

Sherman

 

 

6:00

7:30

Dec. 5

Sat.

Sherman Tourn.

Sherman

 

 

11:00 or 2:00

12:30 or 3:30

Dec. 10

Thurs.

South Wasco

Sherman

6:00

7:30

 

 

Dec. 11

Fri.

Weston Mc. Tourn.

Sherman, Grant U, Touchet, WA

Athena

 

 

3:00 vs. Touchet

4:30 vs. Touchet

Dec. 12

Sat.

Weston Mc. Tourn.

Athena

 

 

11:00 or 2:45

12:30 or 4:15

Dec. 15

Tues.

Heppner

Heppner

3:00

4:30

6:00

7:30

Dec. 18

Fri.

Triad Tourn.

Klamath Falls

 

 

TBA

TBA

Dec. 19

Sat.

Triad Tourn.

Klamath Falls

 

 

TBA

TBA

Dec. 22

Tues.

Triad

Sherman

 

3:30

5:00

6:30

Dec. 30

Wed.

Heppner

Moda Center

 

 

 

1:30

Jan. 5

Tues.

Nixyaawii

Sherman

 

 

5:00

5:00

       Jan. 8

Fri.

Horizon

Hood River

3:30 (2 Qtr)

4:30

6:00

7:30

Jan. 9

Sat.

Ione

Sherman

1:00

2:30

4:00

5:30

Jan. 12

Tues.

Dufur

Sherman

Cancelled

4:30

6:00

7:30

Jan. 15

Fri.

Spray/Mitchell

Sherman

3:30 (2 Qtr)

4:30 (2 Qtr)

6:00

7:30

Jan. 16

Sat.

South Wasco

Maupin

1:00

2:30

4:00

5:30

Jan. 22

Fri.

Arlington

Arlington

 

4:30

6:00

7:30

Jan. 23

Sat.

Condon/Wheeler

Sherman

11:00

12:30

2:00

3:30

Jan. 26

Tues.

Stanfield

Sherman

3:00

4:30

6:00

7:30

Jan. 29

Fri.

Ione

Ione

3:00

4:30

6:00

7:30

Jan. 30

Sat.

Horizon

Sherman

1:30 (2 Qtr)

2:30

4:00

5:30

Feb. 2

Tues.

Dufur

Dufur

Cancelled

4:30

6:00

7:30

Feb. 5

Fri.

South Wasco

Sherman

3:00

4:30

6:00

7:30

Feb. 6

Sat.

Spray/Mitchell

Spray/Mitchell

1:30 (2 Qtr)

2:30 (2 Qtr)

4:00

5:30

Feb. 12

Fri.

Arlington

Sherman

 

4:30

6:00

7:30

Feb. 13

Sat.

Condon/Wheeler

Fossil

1:00

2:30

4:00

5:30

Feb. 16 & 17

T/W

League Playoffs

TBA

 

 

6:00

6:00

Feb. 19&20

F/S

District

TBA

 

 

TBA

TBA


 4. Sherman Junior High School Basketball Schedule

~ Audrey Rooney, Sherman County School District

 

DATE

DAY

OPPONENT

SITE

5/6 GIRLS

5/6 BOYS

7/8 GIRLS

7/8 BOYS

Dec. 1

Tues.

St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s

 

3:30

 

4:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 7

Mon.

Arlington

Sherman Elem.

5:00

4:00

4:00

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 12

Sat.

‘A’ Tourney

Dufur

 

 

TBA

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 15

Tues.

Lyle/Wishram

Lyle

 

 

4:00

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 4

Mon.

St. Mary’s

Sherman Elem.

 

4:00

 

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 7

Thurs.

Dufur

Sherman Elem.

5:00

4:00

4:00

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 11

Mon.

Horizon

Hood River

3:30

4:30

 

5:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 13

Wed.

Condon

Sherman Elem.

5:00

4:00

4:00

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 14

Thurs.

South Wasco

Sherman Elem.

5:00

4:00

4:00

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 25

Mon.

Arlington

Arlington

3:00

4:00

5:00

6:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 28

Thurs.

Dufur

Dufur

5:00

4:00

4:00

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 1

Mon.

Horizon

Sherman Elem.

4:00

4:00

 

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 4

Fri.

South Wasco

Maupin

3:00

4:00

5:00

6:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 13

Sat.

Condon

Condon

10:00

11:00

12:00

1:00

 


5. Shaniko Christmas Market, Dec. 3-6

Shaniko Stagecoach Station & Museum

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OPEN
December 3rd through 6th from 10 am to 3 pm
In conjunction with the Shaniko Christmas Market
BOOKS:  many old and collectible, (hardback fiction $1)
Records, Old West & True West magazines, $5 or less
Several hundred VHS in hard plastic cases, $2 each
All consignment items 25% off
Free: Paperbacks (fiction and nonfiction in the museum)
Free Coffee, Cookies, and one Carousel Ornament per visitor
Sponsored by Shaniko Preservation Guild, 501c(3)
Location: in the alley behind the old city hall


A volunteer project since 1999, Sherman County eNews is a free email news service for Sherman County and the region. High priority is placed on positive, community-building information and news. A community calendar [no deadline] and special notices [Wednesday deadline] are posted on Fridays. Friday’s Spiritual Matters is a collaborative project with county religious organizations.

Thank you!
Sherry Kaseberg

Sherman County eNews #365

Index

  1. Notice: Sherman County Court Draft Agenda, Dec. 2

  2. Notice of Public Hearing: Sherman County Court, Dec. 2

  3. Notice of Board Vacancy: Mid-Columbia Housing Authority

  4. Canning Jars

  5. A Plague of Unruly Children

  6. Senator Hansell Releases Legislative Survey Results

  7. Links

 


1. Notice: Sherman County Court Draft Agenda, Dec. 2

Judge-With-Gavel-SilhouetteSherman County Court
Agenda
Draft
December 2, 2015

 

1.0 Appointment Schedule:

1.1 – 9:00 a.m.
Michele Spatz – Mid-Columbia Economic Development District –
Wasco County Coordinated Transportation Plan Updated

1.2 – 9:30 a.m.
Georgia Macnab – Planning Department – Model Code Update for ]
Zoning Ordinance

1.3 – 10:00 a.m.
Heath Gardner, Scott Rogers – Wenaha Group – Recommendation for
Construction Manager/General Contractor

1.4 – 10:30 a.m.
Executive Session in accordance with ORS 192.660 (2) (i) Personnel

1.5 – 11:00 a.m.
Public Hearing: Ordinance Declaring a Ban on Medical Marijuana Processing Sites, Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Recreational Marijuana Producers, Recreational Marijuana Processors, Recreational Marijuana Wholesalers, and/or Recreational Marijuana Retailers in all areas subject to the jurisdiction of Sherman County, Oregon, and Declaring an Emergency

1.6 – 1:00 p.m.
Debbie Hayden – Finance Director – Audit Review; Rural Technology
Group

2.0 Action Items:

2.1   Bid Opening – Surplus 2009 Honda Odyssey Ex-L Minivan
2.2   Bid Opening – Surplus a 2001 Ford E-350, V-10
2.3   Reader Board Proposal – Mark Coles – Road Department
2.4   Biggs Annual Repair Service Visit – Generator Repair
2.5   National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Renewal     Application – Department of Environmental Quality

3.0   Discussion Items:
3.1    Biggs Sewer Access Road Maintenance Request
3.2   Commissioner Reports

4.0 Consent Agenda:
4.1   Minutes of November 4, 2015
4.2   Claims – November
4.3   Revenue/Expenditure Summary – October
4.4   Treasurer’s Report – October

5.0 Future Agenda Items:


2.  Notice of Public Hearing: Sherman County Court, Dec. 2

 Notice of Public Hearing
Sherman County Court 

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, the Sherman County Court will hold a continuance of the November 4th, 2015 public hearing at 11:00 a.m. in the Circuit Court Room at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039.

The purpose of the hearing is to continue to receive testimony and consider adoption of an Ordinance Declaring a Ban on Medical Marijuana Processing Sites, Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Recreational Marijuana Producers, Recreational Marijuana Processors, Recreational Marijuana Wholesalers, and/or Recreational Marijuana Retailers in all areas subject to the jurisdiction of Sherman County, Oregon, and Declaring an Emergency. 

Copies of the proposed Ordinance are available for review in the office of the Sherman County Court. Written testimony or questions may be directed to the Sherman County Court at P.O. Box 365, Moro, Oregon 97039; 541-565-3416.


3. Notice of Board Vacancy: Mid-Columbia Housing Authority

 NOTICE OF BOARD VACANCY

Notice is hereby given that the Sherman County Court is accepting names of individuals interested in filling a vacant community position on the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board. The Housing Authority serves Sherman, Wasco and Hood River Counties and its mission is “To promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and suitable living environment, free from discrimination to those who have barriers due to income or disability.” The appointee will be expected to attend meetings and be an active board member.  Persons interested in serving should contact the Sherman County Court at P.O. Box 365, 500 Court Street, Moro, OR 97039, 541-565-3416 or mthomas@co.sherman.or.us .


13666310814. CANNING JARS

 CANNING JARS.  I would like to offer all of my canning jars to someone who would want them.  I have lots of pints, half pints and some quart jars. I will box them up and help the person get them.  Otherwise I am taking them all to the recycle center. But I am thinking that is a waste of good jars! ~ Patty Burnet pbburnet@embarqmail.com


5. A Plague of Unruly Children

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/11/a_plague_of_unruly_children.html

An excerpt: “We have generations of children now who were born but not raised.  I don’t know the particular circumstance of this student’s family, but in far too many black families (and a growing number of white and Hispanic families) the norm is a single mother.  The stats are three out of four black children are born out of wedlock.  While there is no question this is the worse situation for the child and the “parental unit,” it’s been encouraged since the “Great Society,” an oxymoron almost as bad as “rap artist.”  The federal government told one generation after another, “Young ladies, have kids, Uncle Sam has become Uncle Sugar, we’ll pay for the kid.  We’ll send you money, a rent voucher and food stamps.  Young men, have as many kids as you want, don’t worry about supporting them, we’ll ‘raise’ them and you don’t have to worry about getting a job.  We got disability for that, you can chill….” 

“Professor Thomas Sowell said it best, “The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals’ expansion of the welfare state.” 

“We’ve given birth to generations (and imported others) of people who were not raised to be respectful and functional citizens of this nation.  In ages past, the parents knew the primary duty to raise their children was theirs, but this was also reinforced by other adults outside the house.  Part of the raising was the respect given to teachers and other school officials, police, and adults in general.  A child raised properly would have never had a phone out in class or at least would have put it away immediately after the teacher told her to do so.  As writer and talk show host Mark Levin said, the civil society was reinforced by the parents; children would learn the world does not revolve around themselves and they must show their elders respect.

 “That notion now seems rather quaint, and the losers are society in general and the children in particular.  They don’t know the discipline that they need to make their way in the world, delay gratification, and that they must prepare to support themselves…”


 6. Senator Hansell Releases Legislative Survey Results

Athena, Ore. – Senator Bill Hansell (R-Athena) released the results of his 2015 session recap legislative survey from the constituents of Morrow, Umatilla, Union, and Wallowa Counties in District 29. Constituents were asked to share what issues were most important to them and their families. Citizens were given six options to choose from: Education, Helping Small Businesses, Agriculture and Trade, Lowering Taxes, Public Safety, Health Care. Then the citizens were asked to expand in written form to share their thoughts on how Salem could work better for them.

 “Helping Small Businesses” and “Lowering Taxes” were the two most important issues to the folks in the Eastern half of Senate District 29.

During the 2015 Legislative Session, the legislature passed numerous new regulations harming small businesses. For example, every business with six or more employees is now required to offer paid time off and a retirement account.

 “Small businesses took many hits over the course of the past legislative session including mandatory sick leave, mandatory retirement accounts, and there is talk of Portland legislators proposing a hike in the state’s minimum wage,” Hansell said. “Small Businesses are the backbone of not only our local communities, but also the state as a whole. Businesses have already started closing down or relocating outside of Oregon. We need to help them navigate through all of the red tape, and stop passing regulations that harm their ability to thrive.”

Other responses to the survey included lowering the cost of health insurance for seniors and the disabled, fixing the issues at Terminal VI at the Port of Portland, and lowering taxes on families and small businesses.

“Thank you to everyone who wrote back to me,” Hansell said. “I intend to use these results when I propose legislation and begin drafting bills for the 2017 Long Session.”


7. Links

A Fish Story. Visit Eastern Oregon!  http://www.visiteasternoregon.com/post/2015-winter-fishing/

Historic Columbia River Highway Centennial Committee Meeting  http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=afaf2cf0-ce12-4f92-8e00-03528569d3ae&c=7165aa70-4cfa-11e3-a6bf-d4ae526edd6c&ch=71fa7060-4cfa-11e3-a6e7-d4ae526edd6c

Oregon Wildfires http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2015/11/20/oregon-wildfires-torch-63100-acres-2015/76136494/

 Charity Navigator Your Guide to Intelligent Giving http://www.charitynavigator.org/

U.S. Mint http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/

U. S. Mint Cost to Make Coins

http://news.coinupdate.com/us-mint-cost-to-make-cent-and-nickel-declines-3113/

 2nd Amendment Foundation http://www.saf.org/

 Hang Onto Your Wallets: Negative Interest Rates, the War on Cash, and the $10 Trillion Bail-in http://www.globalresearch.ca/hang-onto-your-wallets-negative-interest-rates-the-war-on-cash-and-the-10-trillion-bail-in/5490376

 Resettlement of Refugees https://www.youtube.com/embed/6PzT8vEvYPg

 Commentary: Random Thoughts by Thomas Sowell
http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2015/nov/20/random-thoughts-20151120/

 


A volunteer project since 1999, Sherman County eNews is a free email news service for Sherman County and the region. High priority is placed on positive, community-building information and news. A community calendar [no deadline] and special notices [Wednesday deadline] are posted on Fridays. Friday’s Spiritual Matters is a collaborative project with county religious organizations.

Thank you!
Sherry Kaseberg

Sherman County eNews #364

Index

  1. Film: ‘Saints & Strangers’: The Real Story of That First Thanksgiving, Nov. 22-23

  2. Sherman PTO November Winter Clothing Drive

  3. Sherman County Conservation District & Area Watershed Council Meetings, Dec. 8, 10

  4. Special Events in Sherman County, Dec. 5th

  5. Community Vitality | Ford Family Foundation | Students Ready to Work When They Graduate, Reedsport

  6. Links

 


Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 4.42.33 PM1. Film:  ‘Saints & Strangers’: The Real Story of That First Thanksgiving, Nov. 22-23

~ http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/11/16/saints-strangers-real-story-first-thanksgiving-162325

A new film airing this month on the National Geographic Channel promises to set the stage for more nuanced conversations about the fabled first Thanksgiving. “Saints & Strangers” is a four-hour, two-night movie event billed as the “real true story of the Mayflower passengers, the founding of Plymouth and their relationship with the Native Americans.” The film, produced by Sony Pictures Television with Little Engine Productions, will air November 22 and 23. 


 2. Sherman PTO November Winter Clothing Drive

 Sherman PTO is sponsoring a Winter Clothing Drive during the month of November. Please bring your gently used children’s coats, hats, scarves and gloves to Sherman Elementary. We want to do our best to help our kids keep warm this winter.


3. Sherman County Conservation District & Area Watershed Council Meetings, Dec. 8, 10

Sherman County Area Watershed Council:

Regular Business Meeting, December 8 at 11:30 a.m. Sherman County Extension Office, Burnet Building, Moro

 MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!

 Sherman County Conservation District & Watershed Council are hosting  their Annual Meeting together!

Come join us for an evening of good company, food, and entertainment! 

 What: Annual Meeting
Where: Wasco Annex (903 Barnett Street, Wasco OR 97065)
When: December 10th, 2015 @ 6pm
Caterer: Paradise Rose Chuck Wagon Catering
Speaker: Anne Kennedy—Microbiologist, Cheatgrass Suppressive Bacteria Research
Cost: $10.00 a plate, kids under 3 no charge.

 Please RSVP no later than December 4th so we can plan accordingly. See you all there!

~ SWCD & Watershed Council Staff
~ Kayla von Borstel
Sherman County SWCD
Sherman County Area Watershed Council Coordinator
P.O. Box 405, 302 Scott Street
Moro, OR 97039
541-565-3216 x 109
Kayla.vonBorstel@or.nacdnet.net


4. Special Events in Sherman County, Dec. 5th

SCHM_clr_wtSaturday, December 5th
The Museum Store
Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro
10-3 O’clock – No admission fee
10% Off Sale at The Museum Store
Extra 10% Off Sale for Historical Society Members
Jane Kirkpatrick’s newest book
Forest’s Yule Logs
Rick Steber’s Presentation and Book Signing 11 a.m.
Shopping for Gifts – How about a Sherman County Historical Society membership & a few issues of Sherman County: For The Record!

Saturday, December 5th
Sherman County Holiday Bazaar
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Soup and Salad Lunch
Sherman Jr/Sr. High School cafeteria
Moro Oregon
Hosted by Sherman County Fair Board
Vendor form: www.shermancountyfairfun.com
Contact: Beth 541-980-1821 of an evening.

 Saturday, December 5th
Sherman High School Basketball Tourney
Sherman Jr./Sr. High School
Soup/Salad Lunch

Saturday, December 5th
Sherman Sophomore Class
Sherman Jr./Sr. High School
Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale

 Saturday, December 5th
Sherman County Public/School Library
Sherman Jr./Sr. High School
Annual Library Book Sale
Remember the Mitten Tree! 


5. Community Vitality | Ford Family Foundation | Students Ready to Work When They Graduate, Reedsport

~ http://www.tfff.org/community-vitality/fall-2015-issue-2/ready-work-when-they-graduate

Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 4.47.03 PMReady to work when they graduate
Reedsport High School program teams up with skilled trades

When Guy Marchione quit his job as an electrician to become a shop teacher at Reedsport High School, he liked everything about his new job — except one thing. Every year, he watched talented students graduate, then flounder when it came time to find a job… … http://www.tfff.org/community-vitality/fall-2015-issue-2/ready-work-when-they-graduate


 6. Links

Oregon Rural Frontier Homesteaders https://www.facebook.com/oregonruralfrontierhomesteaders/

Oregon Business Expo Milano 2015
http://www.usapavilion2015.net/

 1859 Oregon Magazine
https://www.1859oregonmagazine.com/

History & Archaeology Library http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/RESRCH/pages/histarch.aspx

Sen. Ted Ferrioli
https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/ferrioli

 The Moron Brothers – Bluegrass – an announcement for all senior citizens!  https://www.facebook.com/CarbonTV/videos/403997546475360/

 Cottonwood Canyon State Park News https://cottonwoodcanyon.wordpress.com/2015/11/16/birds-eye-view/

 Let Wind & Solar Subsidies Expire  http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=26248&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DPD

Military Times [not a U.S. Government Publication]  http://www.militarytimes.com/home/

Jihadists Crippling the West from Within http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/11/jihadists_crippling_the_west_from_within.html

The Patriot Post http://patriotpost.us/about

Commentary by Thomas Sowell: Stop the Bleeding  http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_thomas_sowell/stop_the_bleeding?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyNewsletter

If Americans Knew… The Staggering Cost of Israel http://www.ifamericansknew.org/stat/cost.html

The Weekly Standard [Conservative]  http://www.weeklystandard.com/


A volunteer project since 1999, Sherman County eNews is a free email news service for Sherman County and the region. High priority is placed on positive, community-building information and news. A community calendar [no deadline] and special notices [Wednesday deadline] are posted on Fridays. Friday’s Spiritual Matters is a collaborative project with county religious organizations.

Thank you!
Sherry Kaseberg

Sherman County eNews #363

Index

  1. Photography Club to Meet, Nov. 23
  2. Sherman High Student Council Offers Opportunities for Charitable Giving, Nov. 30-Dec. 11
  3. Get Your Sherman Husky Gear, Dec. 4 & 5
  4. Moro Resident Jayme Alsup Among 17 Exceptional Nurses Across Oregon & SW Washington
  5. USDA Helps States, Private Partners Protect and Restore Grasslands, Wetlands, and Working Lands

  6. Oregon State Parks Foundation & Cottonwood Canyon State Park Experience Center

  7. Links


    fotocamera1. Photography Club to Meet, Nov. 23

    The Photography Club meets Monday, November 23, at 7 p.m. at the Sherman County Public/School Library.  Tori  Macnab will give a presentation on bokeh photography.


    2. Sherman High Student Council Offers Opportunities for Charitable Giving, Nov. 30-Dec. 11

    Meghan Belshe, a junior at Sherman High and Secretary of the Student Council, announced upcoming charity events at the high school to inform the community and invite them to contribute. Two charity events that will take place November 30th through December 11th.

    The first charity is called “Stuff the Bus.” The Student Council is asking all of the classes, the staff, and Sherman County residents, to bring non-perishable food items, or money donations, to the school. At the end, students will count how many pounds of food ($1= 1 pound for money donations) and award a prize to the class that brings in the largest amount. The community can contribute to “Stuff the Bus” by bringing non-perishable food items or money donations to the Sherman Basketball Tournament, which will take place on December 4th and 5th.

    The second charity is called “Socks for Soldiers.” Boxes will be placed at the Moro Bank of Eastern Oregon, Huskey’s 97 Market, Sherman County Public/School Library, Sherman Jr/Sr High, Sherman Elementary School in Grass Valley, and the Wasco Post Office for the un-used (new) socks that will be sent to the soldiers. 


    3. Get Your Sherman Husky Gear, Dec. 4 & 5

     Get your Sherman Husky gear!     ***Two Days Only***                               

    Sherman Booster Club and AJ’s Printed Apparel have joined forces to bring you Sherman Husky apparel.

    WHEN: December 4th and 5th

    WHERE: Sherman Jr/Sr High School during the bazaar, Christmas tree sale & winter basketball tournament. 

    AJ’s Printed Apparel will be ON SITE to print and personalize Sherman t-shirts and sweatshirts, just the way you want them.

    Special tournament shirts will also be available and personalized on-site. There will also be ready to purchase baseball caps.  Other items can be ordered these days as well. Questions? Contact Amy akasher777@gmail.com


     4. Moro Resident Jayme Alsup Among 17 Exceptional Nurses Across Oregon & SW Washington

    Moro resident Jayme Alsup was among 17 exceptional nurses from across Oregon and SW Washington recognized Friday, November 13th, at the fifth annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards. With 222 finalists, the state-wide committee selected the 17 winners in a blinded process.

    imgresWhile celebrating the immense value of all nurses in our communities, these 17 were acknowledged for their constant care, compassion and dedication to improve the quality of others’ lives through service.

    Nurse of the Year 2015 Winners
    * Adult Acute Care: Jennifer Stafford of Legacy Meridian Park Hospital from Oregon City
    * Advanced Practice: Leanna Jones of Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel from Portland
    * Ambulatory Care/Clinic Care: Lacey Anderson of Kaiser Permanente Northwest from Vancouver
    * Case Management, Occupational Health and Utilization Review: Christine Brown of Kaiser Permanente Northwest from Portland
    * Community Health: Sandra Schull of Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center from Oregon City
    * Critical Care (Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal): Anna Dillon of Mid-Columbia Medical Center from Hood River
    * Emergency: Jayme Alsup of Mid-Columbia Medical Center from Moro
    * Hospice, Home Health, Long Term Care, Rehab, Palliative Care: Laura Macias of Portland Adventist Homecare Services from Portland
    * Nurse Educator: Susanne Knoetig of Kaiser Westside Medical Center from Forest Grove
    * Nurse Leader: Ashley Blatchley of Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital from Oregon City
    * Nurse Specialty: Lisa Erickson Sosa of Mid-Columbia Medical Center from Hood River
    * Pediatric Acute Care: Tricia Mickle of Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel from Portland
    * Rising Star: Melissa O’Dell of Portland Adventist Medical Center from Troutdale
    * Small Hospital: Rachel Crowder of Mid-Columbia Medical Center from Hood River
    * Surgical Services: Amanda Skinner of Oregon Health & Science University from Portland
    * Women’s Health: Laura Brown of Columbia Memorial Hospital from Warrenton
    * Distinguished Nurse Of the Year: Pat Scheans of Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel from Portland

    This annual honorary event also serves as a benefit for March of Dimes. With the support and involvement of 20 health organizations and medical centers, the Nurse of the Year Awards raised over $71,000 to help fund the mission of improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

    March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org.


    5. USDA Helps States, Private Partners Protect and Restore Grasslands, Wetlands, and Working Lands

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of $350 million to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation. The funding is provided through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), created by the 2014 Farm Bill to protect critical water resources and wildlife habitat, and encourage private owners to maintain land for farming and ranching. Through the voluntary sale of an easement, landowners limit future development to protect these key resources.

    “The benefits of restoring, enhancing and protecting these working agricultural lands and critical wetlands cannot be overstated,” Vilsack said. “USDA is committed to preserving working agricultural lands to help protect the long-term viability of farming across the country as well as to restoring and protecting vital sensitive wetlands that provide important wildlife habitat and improve water quality.”

    NRCS Oregon is accepting applications for the new Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). Applications must be submitted by Jan. 15 to be considered for this year’s priority funding.

    NRCS Oregon will rank applications based on identified natural resource concerns and priority areas throughout the state. Easement priority areas in Oregon include critical water bird habitat, Coho and steelhead salmon habitat, sage grouse habitat, grasslands, and more.

    “The ACEP is an exciting new opportunity for private landowners and conservation partners to ensure the long-term protection and vitality of Oregon’s working agricultural lands and wetlands,” said Oregon State Conservationist Ron Alvarado. “We encourage state and local governments, non-governmental organizations, Indian tribes, and private landowners to contact their local NRCS office to see how our easement programs can help them achieve long-term natural resources goals.”

    ACEP’s agricultural land easements not only protect the long-term viability of the nation’s food supply by preventing conversion of productive working lands to non-agricultural uses, they also support environmental quality, wildlife habitat, historic preservation and protection of open spaces.  Native American Tribes, state and local governments and non-governmental organizations that have farmland or grassland protection programs may be eligible to partner with NRCS to purchase conservation easements. 

    Wetland reserve easements allow landowners to successfully restore, enhance and protect habitat for wildlife on their lands, reduce damage from flooding, recharge groundwater and provide outdoor recreational and educational opportunities. Eligible landowners can choose to enroll in a permanent or 30-year easement. Tribes also have the option of enrolling in 30-year contracts.

    Learn more about ACEP opportunities in Oregon by visiting the NRCS Oregon ACEP webpage at: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/or/programs/easements/acep/.

    To learn about ACEP and other technical and financial assistance available through NRCS conservation programs, visit www.nrcs.usda.gov/GetStarted or your local USDA Service Center. 


    6. Oregon State Parks Foundation & Cottonwood Canyon State Park Experience Center

     Local Foundation to Match Contributions Toward Cottonwood Canyon Experience Center

    http://www.oregonstateparksfoundation.org/ccec/

    The Oregon State Parks Foundation is working to raise $800,000 to construct the Cottonwood Canyon Experience Center, a multi-use facility for group learning, meetings, events and community activities at the newly-opened Cottonwood Canyon State Park. This is Oregon’s newest and second-largest state park, located on the John Day River between Condon and Wasco on OR 206.

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    Regional and statewide funders are encouraged by our progress, and we are well on the way to reaching our goal, but foundations have made their contributions contingent upon a show of support from the local community to build the Experience Center. In fact, an anonymous Gilliam County Foundation has offered to match contributions of $500 or less dollar for dollar until the end of the year. So your gift is important today.

    Your contribution of any size, will help demonstrate that the Experience Center should be constructed at Cottonwood Canyon for local community uses.  Our goal is to raise at least $25,000 in smaller donations from the local community over the life of the campaign

    The Cottonwood Canyon Experience Center will provide an opportunity for residential outdoor learning, regional activities, environmental education and cultural events that serve the community, the region, and state park visitors from across the state and nation. This multi-use facility will include a classroom, interpretive displays, activity and meeting areas, a park-specific library, relaxation and contemplation space. The Experience Center will be a modest 1,700-square-foot building in the ranch vernacular of the region with shaded outdoor space, fireplace, walkways connecting to camping and cabin areas, and sustainable design throughout.

    It is critical that we demonstrate support from the local community for this project.  As a result, we ask you to support this project with your gift in any amount ($10, $20, $50, $100, $500 or more) With your help, construction is expected to begin in spring 2017. 

    Thank you for considering a tax-deductible gift of any size to help bring this project to life.

    Please go to http://www.oregonstateparksfoundation.org/ccec/ and make a contribution now.

    Questions?  Call 503/802-5750
    John Hoffnagle, Executive Director
    Email:  john.hoffnagle@oregonstateparksfoundation.org

    Oregon State Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit statewide organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing Oregon’s state parks.  Our federal tax identification number is 93-1177836.

     


    7. Links

     Fear, Love and Refugees | We shouldn’t let fear keep us from helping others.
    http://www.relevantmagazine.com/current/fear-love-and-refugees

    Oregon History & Archaeology Library
    http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/RESRCH/pages/histarch.aspx

     Oregon Heritage
    http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/hcd/pages/index.aspx

    Safe passwords shouldn’t require people to have a PhD in computer science
    http://qz.com/552725/were-all-failing-at-office-cybersecurity-but-for-very-good-reasons/?utm_source=howtogeek&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

     The True Cost of the War on Terror
    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-true-cost-of-the-war-on-terror/

     The True Cost of Fueling Conflict
    http://phys.org/news/2015-06-true-fuelling-conflict.html

     The Cost of National Security
    https://www.nationalpriorities.org/cost-of/#modal-about-cost-military-action-against-isis

     The True Cost of Military Equipment Spending
    http://www.militaryeducation.org/military-equipment/

     Million Student March
    http://patriotpost.us/posts/38893

    Gov. Kate Brown – Refugees http://www.wweek.com/2015/11/17/governor-brown-announces-oregon-will-continue-to-take-refugees-in-wake-of-paris-terrorist-attack/


A volunteer project since 1999, Sherman County eNews is a free email news service for Sherman County and the region. High priority is placed on positive, community-building information and news. A community calendar [no deadline] and special notices [Wednesday deadline] are posted on Fridays. Friday’s Spiritual Matters is a collaborative project with county religious organizations.

Thank you!
Sherry Kaseberg