Sherman County eNews #6


  1. Sherman County Basketball Schedule, Updated
  2. Oregon Congressman Greg Walden: S.E. Oregon Issues
  3. Flea Market at the Civic Auditorium, Jan.10, Feb. 7
  4. Weed and Disease Workshop for Cereal Producers, Jan 2
  5. Owyhee Canyonlands Conservation Proposal
  6. Sherman County Telephone Scam
  7. Understanding Government Land Issues
  8. Links

1. Sherman County Basketball Schedule, Updated

 Horizon Christian will not have a girls JV team for the game coming up this Friday.  The rest of the games will be starting at the original times but the bus will be scheduled to leave now at 1:45 vs. 12:45.

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   5:30 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     Cancelled Cancelled
       Jan. 8 Fri. Horizon Hood River No Game 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

2. Oregon Congressman Greg Walden | SE Oregon Issues

3. Flea Market at the Civic Auditorium, Jan. 10, Feb. 7

The Civic will be hosting the January 10th Flea Market this Sunday. Doors open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  There are still a few spaces available.  Call Trish Neal at 541-404-0724 for more information.  The last Flea Market for the season will be February 7th.

4. Weed and Disease Workshop for Cereal Producers, Jan 21

          Cereal producers are requested to sign up for a Weed and Disease Workshop to be offered in The Dalles on Thursday, January 21 at the Columbia Portage Grill, located at The Dalles Bridge Junction. Pre-registration is needed by January 15, but registrations can be paid at the door the day of the event.

Registrations can be made by calling the Wasco County Extension Office at 541-296-5494. Registration fee is $30 per person payable by cash or check. The workshop runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with lunch included.

The workshop will address the biology, impacts and control measures for nine key problem weeds and eight common diseases of cereal grains. Eight top speakers have been selected to present this workshop information.

Eight hours of pesticide applicators credits have been requested for both Oregon and Washington licensed applicators.

5. Owyhee Canyonlands Conservation Proposal

ADRIAN, Ore. — Ranchers, farmers and other Malheur County residents packed Adrian High School’s gymnasium Oct. 29 to oppose a proposal that would designate 2.5 million acres of the county as a national conservation or wilderness area.

The 500-person crowd was mostly against the Owyhee Canyonlands Conservation Proposal but included a contingent of people from other parts of the state who support it.

Loud applause and standing ovations greeted those who spoke against the proposal, while mostly silence followed after people who support it spoke.

“We live here and pay taxes here and I’m hoping what we say has a little more weight than what somebody from across the state says,” said Adrian area farmer Brent Ishida.

Ranchers and farmers believe locking up that much land — it would equal 43 percent of the entire county — would devastate ranching, which is the county’s main agricultural commodity and brings in about $130 million in farm-gate receipts annually.

Most ranching operations in southeastern Oregon are tied to federal grazing permits and the proposal would negatively impact that industry, states a Harney County resolution opposing the proposal.

The resolution says the proposal would also cause a “loss of direct jobs and jobs within the supply chain of the agriculture and cattle industries.”

The proposal is backed by the Owyhee Coalition, which includes thousands of people and organizations across the state and country, said Brent Fenty, executive director of the Oregon Natural Desert Association, which is spearheading the effort.

“We all care about the Owyhee and want to keep it the way it is today, we just may disagree on how we do that,” he said. “I sincerely hope the future of the Owyhee is not oil and gas drilling.” Fenty said livestock grazing and mining activities would be grandfathered into any monument or wilderness designation and allowed to continue where it’s occurring now.

But opponents doubted that, and Jordan Valley rancher Bob Skinner, who is leading the opposition effort, received a standing ovation when he told the crowd, “Don’t believe that stuff. The proponents of this (proposal) are professional litigators. Once this gets to court, all bets are off.”

Many proposal supporters said it would result in a lot of tourism dollars from the nation’s large outdoor industry but locals weren’t convinced. Opponents also expressed doubt that the federal government could care for the place better than their families have for generations…. …

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6. Sherman County Telephone Scam

~ Sherman County Sheriff’s Office

Sherman County residents have been receiving threatening phone scam calls from people claiming to be the IRS. The caller threatens to issue a warrant for your arrest or to sue. This is just a scam! Do Not Give any personal information and contact your local Sheriff’s Office.


7. Government Land Issues

Why the Government Owns So Much Land in the West

Greg Walden addresses U.S. House about situation in Harney County, Oregon, federal overreach in the West  

Oregon Congressman Greg Walden | SE Oregon Issues

The Hammond story

The Hammond story

No, The Oregon Ranchers Aren’t Terrorists

Oregon militants: Kate Brown seeks ‘swift resolution’ to standoff

Megyn Kelly Interview with Ammon Bundy 




Cottonwood Canyon State Park

The Old Motor

U.S.P.S. New Stamp Subjects / Designs for 2016–designs-for-2016.html

Stamp Designs

Climate Change


Sherman County eNews #5


  1. Sherman County School District Basketball Schedule Updated
  2. Sherman Jr. High School Basketball Schedule, Updated
  3. There’s a Cow in my Marshmallow?
  4. Frontline: Netanyahu at War
  5. Sherman County Fair Board Meeting, Jan. 7
  6. Links

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States.” —Noah Webster, 1787

1.Sherman County School District Basketball Schedule Updates

Dufur has cancelled the 5/6 & 7/8 grade Boys and Girls Basketball Games that were scheduled for today at 4:00pm and 5:00pm at the elementary school.  The games have been rescheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, January. 6, at the same times (4:00 & 5:00pm).

The Jan. 25th game in Arlington will now be played in two gyms.  Therefore the 5/6 girls will play in the Elementary gym @ 4:00, 5/6 boys in the HS gym @ 3:00, 7/8 girls in the Elementary gym @ 3:00 and the 7/8 boys in the HS gym @ 4:00.

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


2. Sherman Jr. High School Basketball – Updated

Recent Changes: Cancelled Games

5/6 Girls Coach:  Talese Slay                   5/6 Boys Coach:   Tom Martin

7/8 Girls Coach:   Britney Macnab             7/8 Boys Coach: Tracy Fields

Principal/AD:  Bill Blevins                    Superintendent: Wes Owens

Dec. 1 Tues. St. Mary’s St. Mary’s No Game 3:30 No Game 4:30 1:30 SES

1:45 SJSHS

Dec. 7 Mon. Arlington Sherman Elem. 5:00 4:00 4:00 5:00    
Dec. 12 Sat. ‘A’ Tourney Dufur No Game No Game 10:00 10:00 8:15 from SJSHS

8:25 from Wasco

8:35 from Biggs

Dec. 15 Tues. Lyle/Wishram Lyle No Game No Game 5:00 4:00 2:30 SJSHS 2:20
Jan. 4 Mon. St. Mary’s Sherman Elem. No Game 4:00 No Game 5:00    
Jan. 5 Tues. Dufur Sherman Elem. 5:00 4:00 4:00 5:00    
Jan. 6 Tues. Dufur Sherman Elem. 5:00 4:00 4:00 5:00    
Jan. 11 Mon. Horizon Hood River Cancelled Cancelled No Game Cancelled 1:30 SES

1:45 SJSHS

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. 19 Tues. St. Mary’s Sherman Elem. No Game 4:00 No Game 5:00
Jan. 25 Mon. Arlington Arlington 4:00








1:00 SES

1:15 SJSHS

Jan. 28 Thurs. Dufur Dufur 5:00 4:00 4:00 5:00 1:45 SES

2:00 SJSHS

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 1:15 SJSHS

1:00 SES

Feb. 13 Sat. Condon Condon 10:00 11:00 12:00 1:00 8:15 SJSHS

3. Sherman County Fair Board Meeting, Jan. 7

Sherman County Fair Board’s regular monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, January 7th, and will now meet at 5:15!!  Please note special new meeting time.  Meeting will be held at the OSU Extension office in Moro.

  • Meeting Special Agenda
  • Minutes of December 2015 meeting
  • 2016 theme final selection
  • Board vacancy, letter of interest
  • 2016 OFA Convention
  • 2016 royalty report
  • house rental update

4. There’s a Cow in My Marshmallow?

    • Meet Your Rancher
    • Beef Lifecycle

Myth:  Cattle are only used for meat and the rest of the body is wasted after slaughter.

The Facts:    Cattle provide us with more than just meat, they also provide many other by-products you use every day. A by-product is a secondary item that is produced in addition to the principal product.

Cattle provide us with much more than meat.

Did you know that there are hundreds of uses for cattle by-products? It’s true – cattle provide us with some of the most essential items in our day-to-day lives. By-products are used in all types of mechanical and chemical items to aid in our daily activities. Do you own a car, take a bus or ride a bike? If so, you’re utilizing by-products in the tires on your vehicle and the asphalt on the road. Even items that may seem trivial, such as dyes, inks, adhesives and plastics are derived from cattle by-products.

Here are a few more fascinating ways in which cattle by-products touch our lives:

  • Cattle organs and glands are used in the production of medicine, insulation, antifreeze, shampoos/conditioners and instrument strings.
  • Photo film, vitamin capsules, charcoal and glass are all derived from bones and horns of cattle.
  • Inedible beef fat provides us with airplane lubricants, hydraulic brake fluid, biodiesel and medicines.
  • Many foods, other than beef, use the products of slaughter – marshmallows, ice cream, chewing gum and some candies are made from by-products of cattle.
  • Hides from cattle are tanned into leather becoming shoes, purses and wallets.

The facts are we depend on cattle for nutritious beef and their supply of resources to be part of our day-to-day lives. For more examples of cattle by-products view [PDF].

After learning about the innumerable ways in which cattle help us live our lives, you’ll likely never look at a cow the same way again.

5. Frontline: Netanyahu at War

Local Station: KOP

Netanyahu at War

An examination of the clash between Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama. Included: Netanyahu’s rise to power; and his disagreement with the president over how to handle Iran and its nuclear program.

Tuesday, January 059:00 PM PTOPB HDTV120 min

Tuesday, January 059:00 PM PTOPB120 min

Thursday, January 072:00 AM PTOPB HDTV120 min



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