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.

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Sherman County eNews #362

Index

  1. Spiritual Matters
  2. Classified Ads
  3. Calendar

 

1. Spiritual Matters

Fanaticism Is Not True Religion

“Fanaticism represents a perversion of religion and is directly contrary to the humane teachings brought by the Founders of all the great religions of the world. We believe that the purpose of every religion has been to promote unity among all the peoples of the world, and to outlaw war and violence in human affairs. All the major religions have taught the “Golden Rule.” The violence and disruption associated with religious fanaticism testifies to its spiritual emptiness. Fanaticism destroys the very foundations of human solidarity by dividing the world into contending factions, each believing itself to be superior to others and to have an exclusive claim on religious truth. These actions and attitudes negate the very purpose of religion.

 “The current outbreak of religious fanaticism, while overturning the spiritual values conducive to the unity of mankind, also works to undermine the unique achievements of each of the religions it pretends to serve. The outstanding contributions made to the welfare of society by the teachings of the great religions are steadily being overshadowed by the atrocities committed in the name of those same religions.

“Fortunately, the contemporary phenomenon of religious fanaticism does not, in our view, signal the dawn of a new era of religious strife. Instead, we believe that it represents the dying convulsions of doctrines and societies which have openly defied the altruistic teachings of their own faiths. Fanaticism may seem to prevail for a time on the international scene, but ultimately it will die an ignominious death as peoples around the world come to recognize and rediscover the unifying truths enunciated so clearly in all the great religions of the world.”

~ Baha’i International Community, March 3, 1987

Erling & Pat Jacobsen
Baha’i Faith
www.baha’i.org 


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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

GRASS VALLEY PAVILION RESTORATION BENEFIT. 4th Annual Max Nogle Dinner/Dance. Grass Valley Pavilion, Grass Valley, Oregon. Saturday, November 21. Social Hour/Appetizers 5 p.m. Dinner / Paradise Rose 6 p.m. – Dance / Countryfied 9 p.m. Gus Safe Raffle – Auction: AR-15 | Ladies Mystery Purse – Reba, Brooks & Dunn in Vegas Package – Mens’ Mystery Yeti  &  Many More Items. Dinner/Dance Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the Door. Gun Safe Raffle Tickets $20. Benefit for the Pavilion Rejuvenation & Restoration. Tickets: MCP Farm Store, Morrow County Grain Growers, Huskey’s Market & Grass Valley City Hall. ~ Pavilion R&R Committee: Joan Bird, Cindy Brown, Austin Justesen, Scott Susi, Amanda Whitman, Jamie Wilson & Rita Wilson.

 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. The 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.

FUNDRAISING 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 the position is filled.  For more information or for the full job description call (541) 565-3216 Ext. 3 or go to ww.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 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 the stove. 5419995317. Please leave a message. Seen by appointment only. 
11/27

FOR SALE:

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

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.

FARM SHOP LIQUIDATION. 40-year accumulation. Coats Ranch Shop 73374 Scott Canyon Rd., Rufus. 4 barrel Lub Oil Dispenser, 18 hp portable hydraulic power unit, 45-ton press, 3/4 drive tools and a lot more. Doors Open @ 9:30 on Saturday, Nov. 21. Contact: 541-288-6790    11/20

PROPANE STOVE. Complete and excellent working Blaze King gas fireplace for sale with the 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 the 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

 

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3. Calendar (new or corrected)

NOVEMBER

21 Fall Festival with Crafters & Vendors  10-2 Condon condonchamber@condonchamber.org

21 4th Annual Max Nogle Dinner/Dance | Grass Valley Pavilion

23 Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Board 1-4 The Dalles

23 Mid-Columbia Community Action Council Board 5:30 The Dalles

23 Photography Club 7 Sherman Public/School Library

23-Dec 1 North Sherman Pre-School Gala of Trees at The Farm Store in Wasco

24 Sherman Jr./Sr. High School Fall Awards 7

24 Sherman Public/School Library Program: Traveling Lantern Theatre Company 6 Bilbo’s Journey

26 Thanksgiving

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

 

DECEMBER

1 Tri-County Mental Health 12-3 The Dalles

1-18 Sherman County Public/School Library Mitten Tree

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

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

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

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 Sherman County Public/School Library Board Meeting 5:30

20 Sherman County Court 9

23 Annual Robert Burns Supper in Condon

 

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 #361

Index

  1. Donate & Decorate the Mitten Tree
  2. Sophomore Class Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale, Dec. 5
  3. “Sticks in Stacks” at Sherman County Public/School Library, Nov. 19
  4. Memorial Service to Remember Bud McGee, Nov. 21
  5. Sherman High School Basketball Schedule, Updated
  6. Natural Resources Conservation Service | Local EQUIP Direct Seeding Application Cutoff
  7. Links


Replacement-191. Donate & Decorate the Mitten Tree

Bring your donations of gloves, mittens, hats, and scarves to decorate the Mitten Tree at Sherman County Public/School Library located in Moro.  Community, school staff and students are encouraged to adorn the bare branches with warmth.  

We are also requesting warm throws and blankets to place under the tree.  

 The Mitten Tree will be up through the end of December and all donated items will be given to our local food bank and other agencies which serve Sherman County. 


christmaswreath2. Sophomore Class Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale, Dec. 5

Sophomore Class Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale
Saturday, December 5
Sherman Jr/Sr High School
9:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Prices range from $20 to $40, depending on height and type of tree.

 Pre-made wreaths ($10) and a “make your own” wreath station at the sale!

 Trees will be available for a week after the sale in the parking lot at Sherman Jr/Sr High School 

 Come to Support the Sophomore Class!


 3. “Sticks in Stacks” at Sherman County Public/School Library, Nov. 19

“Sticks in Stacks” at Sherman County Public/School Library Thursday, November 19.

Social crafting starts at 6:00 p.m. every Thursday. Instructional assistance for knit, crochet, and spinning will be available at 7:00 p.m. Bring your knitting, crochet, spinning, quilting, or cross-stitch projects. All fiber arts are welcome.

For further information about this program please contact Sherman County Public/School Library at (541) 565-3279. Library website: www.scpslibrary.wix.com/scpsl.


 4. Memorial Service to Remember Bud McGee, Nov. 21

~ https://www.facebook.com/Emmanuel-Baptist-Church-115696651793533/

Longtime member and Emmanuel Baptist Church Sunday school teacher, Bud McGee passed away on Tuesday, November 17th. Many knew Bud, his faith, and his family well. Many were influenced spiritually by Bud. Bud and Betty served at most of the Southern Baptist Churches in the local Gorge area. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lottie Moon Offering that starts November 29th at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Memorial Service to Remember Bud McGee
Saturday, Nov. 21st
3:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Baptist Church
2819 W. 10th St., The Dalles, OR  97058


 5. Sherman High School Basketball Schedule, Updated

We have added two more JV games to the schedule:
Dec. 3rd in Maupin and Dec. 10th SWC here @ SJSHS.
Jan. 19th game moved to Jan. 12th because of Finals Week

DATE

DAY

OPPONENT

SITE

GJV

BJV

GV

BV

Dec. 3

Thurs.

South Wasco

Maupin

6:00

7:30

 

 

Dec. 4

Fri.

Sherman Tourn.

Sherman

 

 

6:00

7:30

Dec. 5

Sat.

Sherman Tourn.

Sherman

 

 

11:00

11:00

Dec. 10

Thurs.

South Wasco

Sherman

6:00

7:30

 

 

Dec. 11

Fri.

Weston Mc. Tourn.

Athena

 

 

TBA

TBA

Dec. 12

Sat.

Weston Mc. Tourn.

Athena

 

 

TBA

TBA

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

3:00

4:30

6:00

7:30

Jan. 9

Sat.

Ione

Sherman

1:00

2:30

4:00

5:30

Jan. 12

Tues.

Dufur

Sherman

3:00

4:30

6:00

7:30

Jan. 15

Fri.

Spray/Mitchell

Sherman

3:00

4:30

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

4:30

4:30

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

1:00

2:30

4:00

5:30

Feb. 2

Tues.

Dufur

Dufur

3:00

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

1:00

2:30

4:00

5:30

Feb. 12

Fri.

Arlington

Sherman

 

TBA

TBA

TBA

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

 


 

6. Natural Resources Conservation Service | Local EQUIP Direct Seeding Application Cutoff

 Sherman County farmers and ranchers interested in financial and technical assistance for conservation measures on their working lands have until January 15, 2016 to apply for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding for the first round of funding in federal fiscal year 2016.  A second application period may be offered if funding is available.

 EQIP is a voluntary conservation program to help farmers and ranchers improve and enhance the condition of water, soil, and other natural resources on private working lands.  The program is designed to help producers protect the resources that support their operations and contribute to environmental quality for the overall community.

 imageThe USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) accepts applications for EQIP year-round. Funding decisions, however, are made at cutoff points during the year, with the current ranking period closing on January 15, 2016 for Sherman County.

 Applications that address local conservation priorities are evaluated and ranked for funding. The number of applications accepted will be based on ranking and available funding.   Conservation practices eligible for funding in Sherman County include:

•        Direct Seeding/No-Tillage

 Interested parties should call the Moro USDA-NRCS service center at 541-565-3551 or drop by the office at 302 Scott St. to apply.

For more information about EQIP enrollment requirements and program payments, please visit the Oregon NRCS website at; http://www.or.nrcs.usda.gov 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees and applicants for employment on the base of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)


7. Links

Oregon legislature | Statutes | Chapter 192 — Records; Public Reports and Meetings   https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors192.html

Study Raises Concerns | Road De-icing Chemical http://www.bendbulletin.com/newsroomstafflist/3660990-151/study-raises-concerns-road-de-icing-chemical?referrer=fpblob

Sherman County Area Watershed Council https://www.facebook.com/ShermanCountyAreaWatershedCouncil

Oregon State University & Oregon Wheat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uhggqO3r-4

Port of Portland https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1T21ihS_g0w8MsaIR9tJVA

Portland Tribune
http://portlandtribune.com/

Oregon lawyer, activist Yasui earns Presidential Medal of Freedom  http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/281573-157996-lawyer-activist-yasui-earns-presidential-medal-of-freedom

Crime Stoppers of Oregon
http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

 Grants for Veterans & War Memorials – Application Deadline December 15 http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx#Veterans_and_War_Memorials_Grant

Oregon Online Historical Newspapers  https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/or

Historic Cemeteries Grant Info http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/docs/2015CemeteriesGrantInformation.pdf

Klickitat County Genealogy https://www.facebook.com/goldendale.genealogy.history/

How Thomas Jefferson Led America’s First “War On Terror” http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/05/barbary-wars-how-thomas-jefferson-led-americas-first-war-on-terror/

Freedom Outpost
http://freedomoutpost.com/ 

Fact Box | Syrian Refugees
http://news.yahoo.com/factbox-coming-america-path-syrian-refugees-110806845.html

Syrian Refugees Arrive in New Orleans http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/11/13/ironic-timing-today-first-load-of-10000-syrian-refugees-has-arrived-in-new-orleans-all-single-males-18-30-years-old/

700,000 Syrian Refugees in Europe
http://news.yahoo.com/over-700-000-migrants-reached-europes-shores-2015-101716965.html

Orlando Airport Prayer Room http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/08/26/orlando-international-airport-opening-prayer-room-muslim-travelers

How the Bush Wars Opened the Door for ISIS
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/04/iraq-war-bush-isis

 Commentary: 12 Western Countries That Will Be Islamic Republics In The Next 20 Years  http://conservativeamerica-online.com/12-western-countries-that-will-be-islamic-republics-in-the-next-20-years-france-1-of-12/


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

Thank you!
Sherry Kaseberg