TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Sherman County Prevention Activity, Dec. 30
- Fall Grant Awards Announced by Cultural Coalition
- Are you interested in a Concealed Handgun License Class for Oregon?
- Sherman Preschool Announces Scholarship Fund
- Sherman Preschool Asks for Tax Deductible Donations for Scholarships
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The Greatest Gift of All ~ John Jarvis
Dawn is slowly breaking; Our friends have all gone home. You and I are waiting For Santa Claus to come. There’s a present by the tree, Stockings on the wall. Knowing you’re in love with me Is the greatest gift of all. The fire is slowly fading, Chill is in the air; All the gifts are waiting For children ev’rywhere Through the window I can see Snow begin to fall. Knowing you’re in love with me Is the greatest gift of all. Just before I go to sleep I hear a church bell ring. Merry Christmas ev’ryone Is the song it sings. So I say a silent prayer For creatures great and small: Peace on earth goodwill to men Is the greatest gift of all. Peace on earth goodwill to men Is the greatest gift of all.
1. Sherman County Prevention Activity, Dec. 30
The Sherman County Prevention Program will be hosting a winter bonfire at the Fairgrounds in Moro. This will be an activity for all ages. There will be food and beverages.
When: December 30, 2015
Where: Sherman County Fairgrounds
Time: 2:00 PM
This is a free activity so please come and enjoy! If you have any questions please contact the Sherman County Prevention Program at 541-565-5036. The coordinator is in the office Tuesday through Friday 8:00 – 1:00.
2. Fall Grant Awards Announced by Cultural Coalition
Fall grant awards for 2015 have been announced by the Sherman County Cultural Coalition (SCCC) committing $7,060.00 to projects that strengthen existing cultural resources or engage the community in the arts, heritage or humanities in Sherman County.
Eight project applications met the goals and priorities established in by the Coalition in the Sherman County Cultural Plan. Successful applicants and projects are as follows: Sherman County Photography Club – Photography Display; Grass Valley Pavilion Restoration Committee – Max Nogle Dinner & Dance Event; Sherman County Health District – Culture of Sherman County through Photography; Sherman Elementary School – SMART Reading Program; Wasco Railroad & History Center – Wasco Railroad Depot Planters; Grass Valley Baptist Church – Spring Fling Family Event; Sherman County 4-H Poultry Club – Turkey Pens for County Fair; City of Grass Valley – Dragon Theater Puppets for Annual Easter Egg Hunt Event.
Funding for these community projects was made possible with a grant award received from the Oregon Cultural Trust plus matching funds generously provided by Sherman County.
The Sherman Development League (SDL) Board of Directors is pleased to announce expansion of SDL non-profit activities/services to the Sherman County community to include serving as the Cultural Coalition Board and providing related fiscal administration. SDL is excited to continue the work of the Coalition, in support of its mission, to make a positive impact on the community and create a solid foundation for the future by identifying, preserving, developing and expanding cultural resources that reflect the unique spirit of Sherman County.
Please Note: The Sherman County Cultural Coalition website is no longer available. A new site will be developed in the early months of 2016.
Applications for the next round of grant requests will be available in the spring of 2016.
3. Are you interested in a Concealed Handgun License Class for Oregon?
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Sherman Co. Courthouse
(includes class fee, CHL Application and OSP fingerprint submission)
This is open to Sherman County residents only. Class limited to 15 people. Please contact Julie at the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office at 541-565-3622.
4. Sherman Preschool Announces Scholarship Fund
Sherman Preschool’s desire is to have every child in Sherman County realize the benefits of a preschool experience. The Sherman Preschool Board and Staff understand that circumstances may prevent a child from attending preschool. If the circumstances are financial Sherman Preschool wants to help. We are pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity for preschool children. The scholarships are intended to help families who are not able to pay monthly tuition. The scholarships are either for partial or full tuition costs. If you are interested in learning more about the scholarships contact Sherman Preschool at 541-565-3320 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All information obtained for this program will remain confidential.
5. Sherman Preschool Asks for Tax Deductible Donations for Scholarships
Sherman Preschool is a nonprofit licensed program that introduces preschool children to learning in a warm, safe and loving environment. Sherman Preschool’s desire is to have every child in Sherman County realize the benefits of a preschool experience. The Board and Staff understand that circumstances may prevent a child from attending preschool. If the circumstances are financial Sherman Preschool wants to help. A scholarship fund has been opened. We are asking for tax deductible donations for the Sherman Preschool Scholarship Fund. Please make donations by check payable to Sherman Preschool (please signify scholarship on the memo line) and send to PO Box 66, Moro, OR 97039. Thank you for supporting the children and giving them every opportunity to be successful adults.
6. First Day Hikes with Free Parking at Participating State Parks
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) joins America’s State Parks in sponsoring First Day Hikes in 28 Oregon State Parks on New Year’s Day. Park rangers or volunteers will lead most of the hikes. Day-use parking fees are waived for all visitors at participating parks Jan. 1 only. First Day Hikes help families enjoy state parks close to their homes and encourage a healthy lifestyle. The purpose of America’s State Parks is to promote and advance the state park systems of America, for the contribution they make to the nation’s environment, heritage, health and economy. Visit the Oregon State Parks website for directions to each park: www.oregonstateparks.org. OPRD advises visitors to plan for inclement weather, and to remember the binoculars for wildlife viewing. Participating parks:
PORTLAND o L.L. “Stub” Stewart Memorial State Park, 9 a.m. at the Hilltop Day-use Area. o Milo McIver State Park, 10 a.m. at the Riverbend lower boat launch parking lot. o Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 9 a.m. at the Nature Center.
COLUMBIA GORGE o Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, 10 a.m. at the Tooth Rock Trailhead o Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, 1 p.m. at the Hatfield East Trailhead
WILLAMETTE VALLEY/CASCADES o Champoeg State Heritage Area, hikes (2) at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Meet at the Visitor Center. o Elijah Bristow State Park, noon horse ride at the equestrian parking area. Bring your own horse. o Fort Yamhill State Heritage Area, 10 a.m. at the trailhead kiosk. o Luckiamute Landing State Natural Area, 10 a.m. at the North Luckiamute Trailhead if conditions allow. Alternate meeting site at the South Luckiamute Trailhead. o North Santiam State Park, 11:30 a.m. at the picnic shelter. o Silver Falls State Park. 10 a.m. at the South Falls Lodge porch. o Willamette Mission State Park, hikes (2) at 10 a.m. and noon. Meet at the Wheatland Ferry bicycle trailhead parking lot.
SOUTHERN OREGON o OC&E Woods Line State Trail, 10 a.m. at the Switchbacks Trailhead o TouVelle State Recreation Site, 11 a.m. at the parking lot next to Area F. o Valley of the Rogue State Park, 11 a.m. at the park program area. COAST o Beverly Beach State Park, 10 a.m. in the day-use area o Bullards Beach State Park, 10 a.m. near the entrance to B Loop. o Cape Lookout State Park, Noon in the Cape Lookout Trail parking lot. o Fort Stevens State Park, 10 a.m. in the North Coffenbury Lake parking lot. o Harris Beach State Park, 10 a.m. in the extra vehicle parking lot. o Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, 10 a.m. at the group campground parking lot off Canary Road. o Taft Beach in Lincoln City, 10 a.m. at the #49 Beach Access, 825, SW 51st Street o Nehalem Bay State Park, 10 a.m. in the parking lot behind the registration booth. o South Beach State Park, 10 a.m. at the South Jetty Trailhead. o William M. Tugman State Park, 10 a.m. in the day-use parking lot by the boat ramp.
EASTERN/CENTRAL OREGON o Cottonwood Canyon State Park, 11 a.m. at the Lone Tree Campground shade shelter o Hat Rock State Park, 11 a.m. at the boat launch. o Smith Rock State Park, 10 a.m. at the Welcome Center.
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