Sherman County eNews #359


  1. ODOT Highway Construction Week of November 16 Update: Wasco and Sherman
  2. Sherman Museum Store Sale & Christmas Open House with Author Rick Steber, Dec. 5
  3. Sherman Huskies vs. Heppner High School & Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets, Dec. 30
  4. Holiday Open House at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Dec. 5
  5. Fund Raising Opportunity | Concessions | Sherman Basketball Games
  6. Sherman High School Basketball Schedule
  7. Links



1. ODOT Highway Construction Week of November 16 Update: Wasco and Sherman

Central Oregon Road Construction UPDATE:
Week of November 16, 2015

 For further information contact:
Rex Holloway

construction-coneThe Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is continuing to invest in Oregon’s future with roadway improvement projects throughout Oregon’s central region (ODOT Region 4). ODOT is committed to providing a safe, efficient transportation system. The following projects reflect ODOT’s commitment to making improvements as traffic numbers rise and to make the roadways safer and more efficient for drivers. All work is dependent on weather conditions. Red denotes new or updated information.


I-84: The Dalles – Fifteenmile Creek MP 83.5 – 88.5

Wildish Standard Paving Company will be replacing the concrete pavement located on Interstate 84 within the city limits of The Dalles. They will also be constructing a new bridge on I-84 over Threemile Creek. The work will take place in stages in order to minimize delays and ensure that both freeway lanes are open in each direction during peak traffic volumes this summer and over holiday weekends. 

Starting September 8th traffic will be placed in a single lane in each direction to continue the second major stage of construction. During this stage construction, the westbound lanes will be removed and replaced with 12 inches of continually reinforced concrete. The second major stage of construction will be completed by Thanksgiving 2015.

Note: On Friday, November 13, the I-84 westbound off-ramp for Exit 87 (to U.S. 197) will be closed from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.

 During the week of November 15, the contractor will shift westbound traffic onto the newly paved westbound slow lane (right lane). The eastbound traffic will continue to use the eastbound slow lane (right lane). The traffic shift will start Sunday and will take multiple days to complete.

All lanes on I-84 will be open over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, from noon on Wednesday, November 25, till midnight on Sunday, November 29. After the holiday weekend, I-84 will again be down to one lane in each direction until the project is completed in late spring 2016. Over the next few weeks, be aware that there will be multiple traffic switches. Please slow down and watch for changes in traffic patterns.

 US 97: Moro to Madras

KERR Contractors will be replacing 29 miles of pavement on U.S. 97 between Grass Valley (MP 27.1) and Shaniko (MP 56.7). The project also includes the construction of passing lanes between MP 43.8 and MP 45.4, installation of new highway signs between Moro and Madras, and adding ADA compliant sidewalk ramps in Grass Valley.

 During the week of November 16th the contractor will be winterizing the construction zone of the new passing lane work and performing some cleanup operations on US 97 at various locations between MP19 to MP88. Traffic can expect minimal delays Sunday 7 pm through Friday 3 pm.

2. Sherman Museum Store Sale & Christmas Open House with Author Rick Steber, Dec. 5

12248045_1195352570480451_2777725885043156757_oMoro, Or- The Sherman County Historical Museum Store in downtown Moro will be open for your Christmas shopping and visit with popular award-winning author Rick Steber and guest speakers Dave & Peggy Franke on Saturday, December 5th, from 10:00 am until 3:00pm.Store items will be 10% off for the sale, plus 10% for Society members. The Museum will be open free of charge.

Rick Steber and Dave & Peggy Franke will arrive at 11:00 am for presentation and a book signing at 12:00 pm. Dave & Peggy are the main people in Ricks new book, A Better Man. Dave & Peggy will be talking about Dave`s journey. Rick has over 40 titles under his belt and sales of over a million books. Rick is the only Oregon author to have won the prestigious Western Writers of America Spur Award-Best Western Novel. Rick lives near Prineville, Or. He writes in a cabin in the timbered foothills of the Ochoco Mountains.

Rick`s books will be featured along with Jane Kirkpatrick`s newest book, Christmas cards, and Forest`s Yule logs. We have stocking stuffers to surprise and delight! For kids, we have books, stuffed animals, paper plane kits, and more new things for all. All of the wonderful year-round standbys will be in stock, t-shirts, caps, mugs, lotions, windmill charms, and more.

Museum store manager Jessie Fuhrer invites you to come shop, enjoy refreshments, and tour the Museum on December 5th. She also encourages everyone to visit the Sherman Junior-Senior High School in Moro, there will be a bazaar in the gym 10:00am-2:00 pm.

For more information contact the Sherman County Historical Museum at 541-565-3232 or e-mail

The mission of the Sherman County Historical Society is to gather, preserve, interpret, record, exhibit and publish  material related to Sherman County.

3. Sherman Huskies vs. Heppner High School & Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets, Dec. 30

December 30th!
Sherman Huskies Boys take on the Heppner High School Boys from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets 7 p.m.
Moda Center, Portland, Oregon

Order deadline: November 23rd
After the deadline, please call for availability.

Make checks payable to:
Sherman High School
Return forms and payment to:
Sherman High School front office

For more information contact:
Mike North 503.963.3978   |
or the Sherman High Athletic Office

Orders received more than 30 days prior to the game date will be mailed to the above address.

Orders are filled on a first-come-first-served basis and are subject to availability. No refunds or exchanges.

 Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets
Wednesday, December 30th @ 7:00PM

Purple 300-Level # of Tickets ____ @ $37 = $ ______

Yellow 200-Level # of Tickets ____ @ $69 = $ ______

Blue 100-Level # of Tickets ____ @ $105 = $ ______

Total=$ ______

Name _________________________________________________

Address _______________________________________________

City ____________________________ State ______ Zip _______

Phone ________________________________________________

Email _________________________________________________

Select Method of Payment: Check / Cash

Come watch your Sherman Huskies Boys take on the Heppner High School Boys from 1:30-3:30 on December 30th! That night stay and watch the Portland Trail Blazers take on the Denver Nuggets! Your ticket cost below includes a general admission ticket to the high school game and your ticket to the Trail Blazers game!

Bill Blevins, Principal | Athletic Director
Sherman Jr./Sr. High School

4. Holiday Open House at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Dec. 5

Mark your calendar for the annual Holiday Open House at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Saturday, December 5, from 12 to 6 p.m. with free museum admission, complimentary snacks, and store discounts all day. Enjoy live holiday music from 12 to 5 p.m.  Visit Santa Claus from 2 to 4 p.m.  A prime rib dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. for $25 per person. Share if you can – bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the local food bank. Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon, 541-296-8600 x 201 or

5. Fund Raising Opportunity | Concessions | Sherman Basketball Games


Concessions | Sherman Basketball Games.
See Basketball Schedule below.
Dec. 4 & 5 are already taken.

Call Sherman County School District Food Service Manager Ree Ella von Borstel. 541-565-3500.

6. Sherman High School Basketball Schedule

Head Boys Coach/AD/Principal: Bill Blevins
Asst. Boys Coaches: Jared Collins, Bill Martin, Clint Moore, Ethan Moore
Head Girls Coach: Steve Bird
Asst. Girls Coach: Laura Perisho

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7. Links

Sherman County Clerk | Archives | 2009 General Obligation Bond to Update Sherman County School Facilities

Gary Randall Photography

Oregon’s Public Records Law

Magna Carta: Eight Centuries of Liberty

A Plague of Unruly Children

How America Failed to Keep the Republic

Confronting the Administrative State

America’s Ruling Class

Congress Releases a Report on Toxic Chemicals Used in Fracking

2016 and the Collapse of the Cultural Left

Book: Father & Son… Gay in a Christian Family… “Space at the Table”

Synchronized skating

U.S. Synchronized Skating Team

2013 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships

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