Sherman County eNews #48


  1. Notice: Sherman County Fair Board Work Session, Feb. 25
  2. Conservation Neighborhood Meeting, Feb. 17
  3. Sherman County 2016 Primary Election Information
  4. Editorial Policy: News, Notices and Ads
  5. Editorial Policy:  Letters to the Editor
  6. Links: Making Sense of Things
  7. Links: This and That

1. Notice: Sherman County Fair Board Work Session, Feb. 25

Sherman County Fair Board will hold a work session on their annual budget. Work session will be Thursday, February 25, 2016, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Steve Burnet Extension & Research Center meeting room in Moro.

2. Conservation Neighborhood Meeting, Feb. 17

Come join us for our 2016 Conservation Neighborhood Meeting:  February 17th @ 2:00 PM – Kent Baptist Church

Presenters include: Sherman County Soil and Water Conservation District, Sherman County Watershed, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Sherman County Extension.

3. Sherman County 2016 Primary Election Information


Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 the Sherman County Clerk’s Office will be conducting the 2016 Primary Election for the following offices in Sherman County:



Major party candidates will be nominated for this office at the Primary and elected at the General Election in November:


County Commissioner, Position 1 – 4 year term



Candidates for the following nonpartisan offices will be nominated at the Primary and elected at the General Election in November:


County Sheriff – 4 year term

County Clerk – 4 year term


Candidate documents must be filed no later than 5:00pm March 8, 2016.



Candidates for precinct committeepersons may file for office between the dates of February 1, 2016 and 5:00pm March 8, 2016. One male and one female precinct committeeperson can be elected from the Democratic and Republican parties. These are two year terms and are elected at the Primary.


Forms, office requirements, and filing information can be obtained at the Sherman County Clerk’s Office, 500 Court Street in Moro, Oregon or by calling 541-565-3606. Election forms and manuals are also available online at:


Jenine McDermid, c.c.c., Sherman County Clerk


4. Editorial Policy: News, Notices and Ads


Please submit your news, calendar dates and notices by using the Contact or Submit News Page! Sherman County eNews publishes free Classifieds on Fridays, deadline Wednesday at 5. Include who, what, where, when, how, why… and, please, a final Friday date (shown in small numerals at the end of the ad), contact information, under 50 words if possible, and limited to the area Columbia River south to include Shaniko and Antelope and between the John Day and Deschutes rivers. Links welcome. ~ The Editor

5. Editorial Policy: Letters to the Editor

Sherman County eNews welcomes Letters to the Editor.

  • Keep it short, no longer than 300 words.
  • Keep it simple with one or two clear points. No attachments.
  • Keep it fresh with no more than one letter per writer per month.
  • Keep it civilized, in good taste and free from libel.
  • Keep it relevant with focus on a local event, previous letter or issues of general concern – not personalities.
  • Letters must be signed, name and town. Anonymous letters will not be posted.
  • Letters posted in Sherman County eNews are posted for the exchange of ideas and opinions of its readers and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editor.
  • Use Friday Classifieds for thank you/commendation/congratulatory notes and advertising.
  • Sherman County eNews reserves the right to change policies at any time and to reject or edit any Letter to the Editor.

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6. Links: Making sense of things?


High Country News: Can we make sense of the Malheur mess?

 Federal Land Acquisition – BLM Employees 

“One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country,” wrote Charlie Reese, about 1985.

“Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do. Those 545 people… are responsible.”

  1. “Federal land acquisitions get budget boost,” reported the Capital Press on February 9, 2016. “Federal agencies got $450 million to spend on land acquisitions in 2016 through appropriations to the Land and Water Conservation Fund.”  

7. Links: This and That

Congressman Walden’s Survey

 NASA’s Giving Away Brilliant Space Travel Posters

Farminz Fun Dairy

Your assumptions about native Americans and Alcohol are Wrong

Unpublished Black History

Breitbart News Network

High Country News

Smashed Peas and Carrots

 Deadly beauty: Amber-entomed flower may have been toxic (Reuters)