Sherman County eNews #386

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Calendar Update: School District Basketball, Winter Program
  2. Letter to the Editor
  3. Young Patriot Essay Contest: Win Scholarship Money for College
  4. Sherman County Fair Board Vacancy
  5. ODOT Warns of Winter Weather Hazards
  6. Sherman County Photography Club, Jan. 25
  7. Greg Walden nominates Oregon students for acceptance to U.S. service academies
  8. Links

1. Calendar Update: School District Basketball, Winter Program

DECEMBER

18-31 Sherman County School District Christmas Break

25 Christmas

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

28 UPDATE Sherman Boys JV, Girls Varsity, and Boys Varsity basketball games scheduled for December 22 starting at 3:30, have been postponed until Monday, December 28. Times will remain the same. ~ Bill Blevins, Principal, Sherman County Jr./Sr. High School, 541-565-3500

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

JANUARY 2016

7 Winter Program at Sherman Jr./Sr. High School

8 Wy’East Solar Invitation to a Public Meeting

9 Wasco County Medical Reserve Corps’ 3rd Annual Blanket Drive

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

13 Sherman County Court Work Session with Wenaha Group 9-12

13 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Committee 12:30

20 Sherman County Court 9

23 Annual Robert Burns Supper 2-5 Condon Elks Lodge

25 Sherman Photography Club Meeting | Sherman County Public/School Library

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

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


2. Letter to the Editor

 

Thank you, Don ,Tom and Greg, a big thank you on Thursday, November 17th to Tom Lepinski for blading all the main street sidewalks and curb areas with the blade on his small tractor and Don Hildebrand doing the hand shoveling. Greg Gosson (city maintenance tech) put the snow blade on the city pick up and did all of the streets and alleys. Wasco looks really spiffy!! It is so easy to walk and move in and out of the post office and shops! As soon as the sun was out all the moisture dried on the streets and sidewalks making it safe for everyone to move  around down town. Safety is always a big issue with snow and ice and this really reduced that risk! I really appreciate the effort of these 3 men!

~ Carol MacKenzie, Mayor, City of Wasco 541-442-5079


3. Young Patriot Essay Contest: Win Scholarship Money for College

http://debate-central.ncpa.org/young_patriots_essay_contest_scholarship_1516/


4. Sherman County Fair Board Vacancy

 

Sherman County Fair Board is accepting letters of interest for board vacancy. Letters should include your experience with ours or other county fairs, (how you have been involved or have helped out at a fair, including your number of years), your other community involvement outside of the fair, and your area of strengths that can be added to our team. Some requirements include attending monthly board meetings, committing to extra time and work days in the month of August. Attendance of additional work days, meetings and trainings as they happen. One must be a resident of Sherman County. Board vacancy open until filled. Letters need to be mailed to Sherman County Fair, P.O. Box 45, Wasco, OR  97065 or e-mailed to shermanctyfair@hotmail.com. Letters must be received by the first Tuesday of the month. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month.  Further info can be obtained by contacting the Fair Board Secretary @ shermanctyfair@hotmail.com or 541-980-1821.


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5. ODOT Warns of Winter Weather Hazards

Trucks and motorists advised to drive according to conditions

BEND – Winter weather including snow and high winds is adversely affecting driving conditions across the State, especially in Central and Eastern Oregon. In addition, forecasters are predicting high winds and precipitation in the Willamette Valley which will cause additional driving challenges.

ODOT is asking motorists, in private vehicles and large commercial carriers, to drive according to these inclement weather conditions, including slowing down and turning off cruise controls.

For drivers anticipating travel throughout Oregon during periods of hazardous weather, (which may persist this week in Eastern and Central Oregon), ODOT recommends checking Tripcheck.com, or calling 511, to be aware of current highway hazards.

ODOT recommends the following safety precautions:

  • Be ready to use your chains. Be patient. Go slow.
  • Expect a long commute that could last hours. You never know when weather or traffic incidents will cause the road to be closed for extended periods.
  • Keep fuel tank full (in case you get stuck in road closure).
  • Carry emergency supplies (water, food, warm clothes, flashlight, etc.)
  • Turn off your cruise control
  • Increase the following distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you.
  • Keep cell phone charged up (but don’t use it while driving)
  • Keep a watch on weather conditions throughout the day in anticipation of the next snow storm which could make current road conditions worse. Tune to local radio stations for update travel information.

ODOT appreciates the patience of travelers who delay their trips or experience longer commutes. We cannot be everywhere at once to clear the roads and we cannot clear the roads when they are stacked with traffic. The cooperation of the traveling public is imperative in keeping the highways passable.


6. Sherman County Photography Club, Jan. 25 

 

Sherman Photography Club will meet on January 25th at the Sherman County Public/School Library.


 

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7. Greg Walden nominates Oregon students for acceptance to U.S. service academies

MEDFORD — U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced today that he has nominated thirteen Oregon students for acceptance to one of the prestigious United States service academies. Walden’s Service Academy Nomination Board—active and retired military officers who interview potential candidates to the service academies and make recommendations to Walden—recommended each student based on their academic performance, extracurricular involvement, and character.

“It is an honor and a privilege to nominate these remarkable young Oregonians to our nation’s service academies,” Walden said. “This nomination represents the culmination of years of hard work and dedication. Their decision to pursue higher education, develop leadership skills, and serve their country in uniform is a deeply admirable endeavor—a journey at which I am confident they will succeed. The future of our nation is in good hands.”

The service academies include the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; the Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.; the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.; and the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y.

Final selection for admission to the service academies will be performed by officials at each respective academy this spring. Students who are interested in learning more about service academy nominations can visit Walden’s website at https://walden.house.gov/academynominations.

The nominees are as follows:

Wasco County

Timarra Roth, daughter of Elizabeth & Luis Leon of The Dalles, attending The Dalles High School—nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Morrow County

Moroni Jensen, son of Jack & LeeAnn Jensen of Oxbow, attending Pine Eagle High School—nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Jackson County

Brandon Brooks, son of Ted & Kymberly Brooks of Medford, graduated South Medford High School, attending Southern Oregon University—nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Christian Cheshire, son of Walter & Kathryn Cheshire of Central Point, home schooled—nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Military Academy.

Mark McAlister, son of Mark & Debra McAlister of Medford, attending Phoenix High School—nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy.

Ethan Shepherd, son of David & Kirsten Shepherd of Phoenix, attending Phoenix High School—nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Military Academy.

Joshua Wu, son of Kevin & Julie Wu of Medford, attending St. Mary’s High School—nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Josephine County

Easton Bents, son of Robert & Denise Bents of Grants Pass, attending Grants Pass High School—nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Deschutes County

Benjamin Brockman, son of Chuck & Antoinette Brockman of Bend, attending Bend Senior High School—nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Owen Hucke, son of Gary & Janet Hucke of Redmond, home schooled—nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy.

Noah Nagle, son of Josh & Becky Nagle of Bend, attending Summit High School—nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Military Academy.

Hannah Wood, daughter of Harry & Helen Wood of Bend, attending the Taipei American School in Taipei, Taiwan—nominated to the U.S. Military Academy.

Crook County

Jordan Rutz, daughter of Travis & Shannon Rutz of Prineville, attending Prineville High School—nominated to the U.S. Military Academy.


 

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8. Links

National Review

http://www.nationalreview.com/

The Wall Street Journal

http://www.wsj.com/

See How OR’s Lawmakers Rank for Bipartisanship

http://m.golocalpdx.com/politics/see-how-ors-lawmakers-rank-for-bipartisanship

New problems, same solution at Port: Editorial Agenda 2015

http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/12/new_problems_same_solution_at.html#incart_river_home

Commentary: Presidential Candidate Trump

http://townhall.com/columnists/wayneallynroot/2015/12/17/explaining-why-trump-will-be-president-up-close–personal-n2094511/page/full

Bookworms’ Paradise – Find Free eBooks

http://www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?emailid=18541&memberid=839350

Students Sing ‘Allah Akbar’ at Holiday Concert

http://patriotpost.us/opinion/39606

Commentary: Utter Incompentence or Treason?

http://patriotpost.us/commentary/39620

18 of the Best Christmas-Themed World Records

http://www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?emailid=18625&memberid=839350