Sherman County eNews #58

CONTENTS

  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar


 

1. Classifieds (new or corrected)

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THANK YOU NOTES, COMMENDATIONS & CONGRATULATIONS:

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

EMPLOYMENT:

BIO SCIENCE RESEARCH TECH 2. Job Title: Bio Science Research Tech 2. Posting Number: P00067CT. Job Description: This recruitment will be used to one full-time Biological Sciences Research Technician 2 position for the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center (CBARC) at Oregon State University (OSU). This position is located in Moro, Oregon. The Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center (CBARC, or Center) serves the research and development needs for dryland crop production in eight counties of northeastern and north central Oregon. CBARC is composed of the Pendleton Station, and the Sherman Station, at Moro. Center scientists conduct research at each station and many off-station locations. The CBARC staff typically includes 15 permanent and up to 15 temporary employees. Research at the Sherman Station is conducted by up to 10 scientists of different disciplines from CBARC, Corvallis campus, and the USDA-ARS at Pendleton and Pullman, WA.

This position supports the research and extension missions of CBARC by conducting farm and research plot operations, as well as research and outreach activities. The incumbent provides the necessary expertise and labor to help with the initiation of field studies, to prepare and maintain fields for use in an array of specialized research projects and to gather as requested throughout the growing season. The incumbent may serve on Center committees (Safety, Field Day, Special Events, etc.), and assists with the purchase of equipment, vehicles, and supplies. The person in this position functions relatively independently, and carries a high level of decision-making responsibility for the Sherman Station. This position also provides technical assistance to the CBARC Director, who is the direct supervisor. Please login at:  https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/hr

FIELD COORDINATORS: Ford Institute Four positions available in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif.   The Field Coordinators are new field-based positions that will represent The Ford Family Foundation throughout rural Oregon and Siskiyou County to support all of the Foundation’s work at the local community level. They will help communities take action to improve conditions and outcomes for local residents. They will build trusting relationships with community stakeholders to support long-term, sustainable action and help connect them to resources from The Ford Family Foundation and other sources. The Field Coordinators will be critical as the Ford Institute aligns its work around community-building principles and practices. Core Requirements include:

  • Live in the rural community/area they serve (in Oregon or Siskiyou County, Calif.)
  • Have demonstrated experience (minimum 5 years) in supporting community change efforts and passion for community work
  • Have office space to work from in the home or community
  • Is comfortable using online technology to communicate, connect and participate in meetings
  • Have a reliable car to regularly travel to communities in the area, to statewide gatherings and to Roseburg
  • Willing to maintain a flexible schedule
  • Have the ability to mobilize and energize stakeholders
  • Be energetic, enthusiastic and motivated
  • Have a deep commitment to inclusivity
  •          Job Description, Deadline March 21, Application Process.

http://www.tfff.org/who-we-are/career-opportunities/field-coordinators-ford-institute

SERVER. Bob’s Texas T-Bone is looking for a professional and experienced server.

-Must have reliable transportation and a flexible schedule.

– Needs to have a current food handlers permit and OLCC  permit.

– Minimum wage plus tips

– Excellent customer service skills

Please apply in person at Bob’s Texas T-Bone in Rufus. No phone please.   2/26

ASSISTANT PROVIDER. Immediate Assistant Provider position open at Little Wheats Day Care, Moro, Oregon. Flexible, part time hours 5-15 hours/week. Starting at $9.25/hr. For more information, requirements and application please call 541-565-3152, or stop by 409 Dewey Street between 7:30am and 12pm M-TH to pick up an application.  OPEN UNTIL FILLED. 2/26

FOR SALE:

CONTEMPORARY FARMHOUSE. Contemporary Farmhouse For Sale | $144,990. Historic Farmhouse beautifully rebuilt from the new concrete foundation to the roof. New windows, doors, electric, plumbing, flooring, sheetrock, heat pump. 3 bd, 2 ba open concept flexible floor plan. Option for Master on 1st or 2nd floor. Covered porch, extra deep dry crawl space. Too many features to list. Call Ruby Mason, Windermere GTRE, 541-980-9104 for a private showing or join us at our Open House Sunday, March 6, 2016 – 12:00-2:30 p.m. Equal Housing Opportunity. www.rubyslippersofthegorge.com “There’s no place like home… in Sherman County.”

CHINA HUTCH: China Hutch $250 OBO!! You haul for full price or decent offer we will bring it to you if you are in The Dalles, Goldendale, or Sherman County area. 55″ Long, 72.5″ Tall, 20″ Deep. One window has a small piece of glass broken out of the corner (which you can’t see at first glance). Decent condition, sturdy. Call Kara Lanthorn at 541-993-3012 or email at klanthorn@gmail.com.

SERVICES: [home, personal, appliance, landscape, fencing, cleaning, maintenance, janitorial, computer, construction, sewing, repairs, transportation, media, pre-school, day care]

LEAN TO CAFÉ in Wasco. Burgers, Beverages, Deli Sandwiches, Salads, Steaks, Chicken Strips and Daily Specials. Look for the Hotel Sherman sign painted by R.C. Hewitt. Read all about Hotel Sherman in Sherman County: For The Record, vol. 33, no. 2, 2015.

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 town. Please contact Sherman County Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us

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

FREE:

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENT CALENDARS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:        

Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program Steering Committee

NOTICE OF BOARD VACANCY. Notice is hereby given that the Sherman County Court is accepting names of individuals interested in filling a vacant community position on the Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program Steering Committee. The Steering Committee serves Sherman, Wasco, and Hood River Counties, and its core services include coordination of regular hazardous waste collection events and being available as the information hub for hazardous waste and solid waste within in the three-county area. The appointee will be expected to attend meetings and be an active committee member. Persons interested in serving should contact the Sherman County Court at P.O. Box 365, 500 Court Street, Moro, OR 97039, 541-565-3416, or lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us.   3/11

Sherman County Fair Board 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.

WANTED:

RENTAL HOUSE. Azure Standard employee looking for two-or-three bedroom rental house in Moro or Wasco. She has the cash in hand to get started. She needs at least 2 bedrooms but could also use three. Contact Andrea Henricksen, Warehouse Administrative Manager, Azure Standard, 500 Azure Ln | Moro OR 97039 | Ph. 971-200-8351 Ext. 126  www.azurestandard.com | andrea.henricksen@azurestandard.com

 

LOST OR FOUND:

FOR RENT:

 


2. Calendar (new or corrected)

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FEBRUARY

2-March 31 Bi-Monthly Art Exhibition, Just Imagine, Sherman Library

27 Wasco County Original Courthouse History Forum 1:30

27 Great Electrifying Bonneville Lock and Dam 10-4 Washington Shore Visitor Center

27 Antique & Collectibles Auction, Prineville http://www.auctioneer-4u.net

27 Sherman vs. Joseph Basketball at SJSHS 5 p.m.

27 Central Oregon Livestock Association Dinner Meeting 5:30 Imperial Lodge, Maupin

MARCH

1 Sherman County School District Surplus Sale

1 Oregon’s New Speed Limits Begin on Select Highways

1 Sherman County Court Planning Session 9-5

1 Moro City Council 7

2 Sherman County Court & Compensation Board 9

2 Gilliam County Court 10 Condon

2 Wheeler County Court 10 Fossil

2-31 Bi-Monthly Art Exhibition, Just Imagine, Sherman Library

3 Frontier Digital Budget Subcommittee Meeting 9 NCESD

5 First Baptist Church Spring Fling 6:30

5 Public Auction Farm & Ranch Collection – Powell Butte http://www.dennisturmon.com

8 Sherman School District Career/College Info Night 6 SJSHS Room 3

8 Pesticide Core / Pre-Exam Class 9:30 / Exam 2 Fossil

9 Democratic Debate | Miami, Florida – Univision/Washington Post

10 Republican Debate | Florida

13 Daylight Saving Time Begins

15 Frontier Digital Board Meeting 1 Condon

15-July 4 Maryhill Museum The Big Painting Show

15 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum George E. Muehleck, Jr. International Chess Sets Gallery

15 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum American Art Pottery from the Fred L. Mitchell Collection

15 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum Maryhill Favorites: Animal Kingdom

15 – Nov. 15 Sam Hill and the Columbia River Highway

17 St. Patrick’s Day

17 Cascade Singers & Children’s Choir “St. Pat’s at St. Pete’s”

         St. Peter’s Landmark 7 The Dalles

18 Deadline | Sherman County Uplands Restoration Project

19 Grass Valley Easter Egg Hunt & Skate Party 10

19 Women’s Expo 11-4 The Dalles Civic Auditorium

19 High Desert Friends of NRA Banquet & Auction | Bend http://www.friendsofnra.org

20 First Day of Spring

27 Easter

25 Good Friday

APRIL

6 Sherman County Court 9

8 Wasco-Sherman Bull Tour, Wasco

12 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

12 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

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

13-14 Sherman County Budget Meetings

15 Earth Day

20 Sherman County Court 9

MAY

8 Mother’s Day

21 Armed Services Day

30 Memorial Day

JUNE

14 Flag Day

18 Vada’s 90th Birthday Celebration TBA

19 Father’s Day

20 First Day of Summer

JULY

4 Independence Day

16 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum American Indian Trade Blankets 

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

5 Labor Day

22 First Day of Autumn

OCTOBER

10 Columbus Day 

NOVEMBER

6 Daylight Saving Time Ends

8 Election Day

11 Veterans Day

24 Thanksgiving

DECEMBER

7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

21 First Day of Winter

24 Christmas Eve

25 Christmas

31 New Year’s Eve

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Sherman County eNews #64

CONTENTS

  1. Spiritual Matter
  2. Classifieds
  3. Calendar

1. Spiritual Matters

 

Mt Adams Zen Buddhist Temple | 46 Stoller Rd | Trout Lake | Washington | 98650 http://www.mtadamszen.org/

Trout Lake Abbey  http://www.tlabbey.com/


2. Classifieds (new or corrected)

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THANK YOU NOTES, COMMENDATIONS & CONGRATULATIONS:

Congratulations! Sherman boys basketball team… coaches and families!

 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

EMPLOYMENT:

GRAIN WAREHOUSEMAN. Mid Columbia Producers is a farmer owned risk management cooperative with facilities in Sherman, Wasco, Klickitat, Morrow, Gilliam and Deschutes Counties and a market presence throughout the Pacific Northwest. MCP is seeking applicants to join our team as a Grain Warehouseman.  This full time position is based in Sherman County.  The role of Grain Warehousemen is to safely handle grain while rendering outstanding customer service to our patrons.  As an MCP employee you will have the opportunity to perform a wide variety of jobs within the department. Including but not limited to grain elevator operation, maintenance and housekeeping, barge loading, operation of tractor-trailers, inventory management and the practice of environmental health and safety programs applicable to the operation of the facility.

Preferred:

 Mechanical inclination, to be able to troubleshoot work on minor repairs

 Industry knowledge

Required:

 Ability to work well under pressure and deal tactfully with others

 Able to conform to shifting priorities, responsibilities, strategies, demands and timelines

 Strong personal and customer service skills. Good communication skills, verbal and written

 Must be able to climb ladders and work at heights up to 200 ft.

 Periodically perform heavy labor

 Be able to qualify for use of a dust and mist respirator

 The ability to obtain a chemical applicators license with space fumigation endorsement within 90 days of employment**

 Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical, drug screen, background check and MVR.

As a prominent agribusiness company, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Including health insurance premiums currently paid 100% for the employee and their dependents, dental, vision and Rx coverage, 401k with company match, robust profit sharing plan, paid vacation, sick, holidays, and more. Applications are available for download at http://www.mcpcoop.com or be picked up at the main office in Moro. Closing date is March 20, 2016. Please send cover letter, application and resume to: Mid Columbia Producers Attn: Brittany Dark, PO Box 344, Moro, OR 97039 | Fax: (503)536-6875 PH: (541)565-2277 | Brittany@mcpcoop.com. Mid Columbia Producers is an equal opportunity employer. 3/18

BIO SCIENCE RESEARCH TECH 2. Job Title: Bio Science Research Tech 2. Posting Number: P00067CT. Job Description: This recruitment will be used to one full-time Biological Sciences Research Technician 2 position for the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center (CBARC) at Oregon State University (OSU). This position is located in Moro, Oregon. The Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center (CBARC, or Center) serves the research and development needs for dryland crop production in eight counties of northeastern and north central Oregon. CBARC is composed of the Pendleton Station, and the Sherman Station, at Moro. Center scientists conduct research at each station and many off-station locations. The CBARC staff typically includes 15 permanent and up to 15 temporary employees. Research at the Sherman Station is conducted by up to 10 scientists of different disciplines from CBARC, Corvallis campus, and the USDA-ARS at Pendleton and Pullman, WA.

This position supports the research and extension missions of CBARC by conducting farm and research plot operations, as well as research and outreach activities. The incumbent provides the necessary expertise and labor to help with the initiation of field studies, to prepare and maintain fields for use in an array of specialized research projects and to gather as requested throughout the growing season. The incumbent may serve on Center committees (Safety, Field Day, Special Events, etc.), and assists with the purchase of equipment, vehicles, and supplies. The person in this position functions relatively independently, and carries a high level of decision-making responsibility for the Sherman Station. This position also provides technical assistance to the CBARC Director, who is the direct supervisor. Please login at:  https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/hr

 

FIELD COORDINATORS: Ford Institute

Four positions available in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif.

The Field Coordinators are new field-based positions that will represent The Ford Family Foundation throughout rural Oregon and Siskiyou County to support all of the Foundation’s work at the local community level. They will help communities take action to improve conditions and outcomes for local residents. They will build trusting relationships with community stakeholders to support long-term, sustainable action and help connect them to resources from The Ford Family Foundation and other sources. The Field Coordinators will be critical as the Ford Institute aligns its work around community-building principles and practices.

Core Requirements include:

  • Live in the rural community/area they serve (in Oregon or Siskiyou County, Calif.)
  • Have demonstrated experience (minimum 5 years) in supporting community change efforts and passion for community work
  • Have office space to work from in the home or community
  • Is comfortable using online technology to communicate, connect and participate in meetings
  • Have a reliable car to regularly travel to communities in the area, to statewide gatherings and to Roseburg
  • Willing to maintain a flexible schedule
  • Have the ability to mobilize and energize stakeholders
  • Be energetic, enthusiastic and motivated
  • Have a deep commitment to inclusivity
  •          Job Description, Deadline March 21, Application Process.

http://www.tfff.org/who-we-are/career-opportunities/field-coordinators-ford-institute

 

FOR SALE:

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY – MARCH 6   12PM – 2 :30 PM Contemporary Farmhouse For Sale. $144,990. Historic Farmhouse beautifully rebuilt from the new concrete foundation to the roof. New windows, doors, electric, plumbing, flooring, sheetrock, heat pump. 3 bd, 2 ba open concept flexible floor plan. Option for Master on 1st or 2nd floor. Covered porch, extra deep dry crawl space. Too many features to list. Call Ruby Mason, Windermere GTRE, 541980-9104 for a private showing or join us at our Open House Sunday, March 6, 2016 – 12:00-2:30 p.m. Equal Housing Opportunitywww.rubyslippersofthegorge.com “There’s no place like home… in Sherman County”

CONTEMPORARY FARMHOUSE. Contemporary Farmhouse For Sale | $144,990. Historic Farmhouse beautifully rebuilt from the new concrete foundation to the roof. New windows, doors, electric, plumbing, flooring, sheetrock, heat pump. 3 bd, 2 ba open concept flexible floor plan. Option for Master on 1st or 2nd floor. Covered porch, extra deep dry crawl space. Too many features to list. Call Ruby Mason, Windermere GTRE, 541-980-9104 for a private showing or join us at our Open House Sunday, March 6, 2016 – 12:00-2:30 p.m. Equal Housing Opportunity. www.rubyslippersofthegorge.com

CHINA HUTCH: China Hutch $250 OBO!! You haul for full price or decent offer we will bring it to you if you are in The Dalles, Goldendale, or Sherman County area. 55″ Long, 72.5″ Tall, 20″ Deep. One window has a small piece of glass broken out of the corner (which you can’t see at first glance). Decent condition, sturdy. Call Kara Lanthorn at 541-993-3012 or email at klanthorn@gmail.com.

 SERVICES: [home, personal, appliance, landscape, fencing, cleaning, maintenance, janitorial, computer, construction, sewing, repairs, transportation, media, pre-school, day care]

LEAN TO CAFÉ in Wasco. Burgers, Beverages, Deli Sandwiches, Salads, Steaks, Chicken Strips and Daily Specials. Look for the Hotel Sherman sign painted by R.C. Hewitt. Read all about Hotel Sherman in Sherman County: For The Record, vol. 33, no. 2, 2015.

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 town. Please contact Sherman County Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us

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

FREE:

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENT CALENDARS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:        

NORTH CENTRAL PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT BUDGET COMMITTEE

Notice of Board Vacancy: North Central Public Health District Budget Committee

Notice is hereby given that the Sherman County Court is accepting names of individuals interested in filling a vacant community position to represent Sherman County as a member of the North Central Public Health District Budget Committee. The appointee will be expected to attend meetings and be an active committee member.  Persons interested in serving should contact the Sherman County Court at P.O. Box 365, 500 Court Street, Moro, OR 97039, 541-565-3416 or lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us .

Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program Steering Committee

NOTICE OF BOARD VACANCY

Notice is hereby given that the Sherman County Court is accepting names of individuals interested in filling a vacant community position on the Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program Steering Committee. The Steering Committee serves Sherman, Wasco, and Hood River Counties, and its core services include coordination of regular hazardous waste collection events and being available as the information hub for hazardous waste and solid waste within in the three-county area. The appointee will be expected to attend meetings and be an active committee member. Persons interested in serving should contact the Sherman County Court at P.O. Box 365, 500 Court Street, Moro, OR 97039, 541-565-3416, or lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us. 3/11

Sherman County Fair Board 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.

WANTED:

YEARBOOKS. Looking for 1982 and 1983 Sherman High School Annuals for a gift. Please contact Doris at 541-993-3557

RENTAL HOUSE. Azure Standard employee looking for two-or-three bedroom rental house in Moro or Wasco. She has the cash in hand to get started. She needs at least 2 bedrooms but could also use three. Contact Andrea Henricksen, Warehouse Administrative Manager, Azure Standard, 500 Azure Ln | Moro OR 97039 | Ph. 971-200-8351 Ext. 126  www.azurestandard.com | andrea.henricksen@azurestandard.com

 

LOST OR FOUND:

FOR RENT:


 

3. Calendar (new or corrected)

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MARCH

4 Sherman High School 1A Basketball Play-offs, March 4

   http://www.osaa.org/media

   Sherman Boys vs. Nixyaawii at Baker High School 8:15 p.m.

5 First Baptist Church Spring Fling 6:30 Grass Valley

5 Public Auction Farm & Ranch Collection – Powell Butte http://www.dennisturmon.com

7 Sherman County Lions Club at noon, Sherman County Senior & Community Center

8 Sherman School District Career/College Info Night 6 SJSHS Room 3

8 Pesticide Core / Pre-Exam Class 9:30 / Exam 2 Fossil

8 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

9 Tri-County Hazardous Waste/Recycling Steering Committee 8:30-11:30 The Dalles

9 Democratic Debate | Miami, Florida – Univision/Washington Post

10 Sherman Jr./Sr. High School Jog-a-Thon 3:45-5:45 SJSHS

10 Republican Debate | Florida

12 Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Meeting 1 Discovery Center

13 Daylight Saving Time Begins

15 Frontier Digital Board Meeting 1 Condon

15-July 4 Maryhill Museum The Big Painting Show

15 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum George E. Muehleck, Jr. International Chess Sets Gallery

15 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum American Art Pottery from the Fred L. Mitchell Collection

15 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum Maryhill Favorites: Animal Kingdom

15 – Nov. 15 Sam Hill and the Columbia River Highway

16 Retired Educators & Burgerville Scholarship Benefit 3-9 Burgerville, The Dalles

16 Sherman County Court 9

17 St. Patrick’s Day

17 Cascade Singers & Children’s Choir “St. Pat’s at St. Pete’s”

         St. Peter’s Landmark 7 The Dalles

18 Deadline | Sherman County Uplands Restoration Project

19 Grass Valley Easter Egg Hunt & Skate Party 10

19 Women’s Expo 11-4 The Dalles Civic Auditorium

19 High Desert Friends of NRA Banquet & Auction | Bend http://www.friendsofnra.org

20 First Day of Spring

24-25-26 Sherman County Hunter Education Classes

25 Ice Age Flood Program 7 Discovery Center

27 Easter

25 Good Friday

APRIL

6 Sherman County Court 9

8 Wasco-Sherman Bull Tour, Wasco

12 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

12 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

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

13-14 Sherman County Budget Meetings

15 Earth Day

20 Sherman County Court 9

27 Tri-County Courts 10 Condon

MAY

3 Sherman County Weed District Board Meeting 7

4 Sherman County Court 9

8 Mother’s Day

21 Armed Services Day

30 Memorial Day

JUNE

14 Flag Day

18 Vada’s 90th Birthday Celebration TBA

19 Father’s Day

20 First Day of Summer

JULY

4 Independence Day

16 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum American Indian Trade Blankets 

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

5 Labor Day

22 First Day of Autumn

OCTOBER

10 Columbus Day

NOVEMBER

6 Daylight Saving Time Ends

8 Election Day

11 Veterans Day

24 Thanksgiving

DECEMBER

7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

21 First Day of Winter

24 Christmas Eve

25 Christmas

31 New Year’s Eve

Sherman County eNews #60

CONTENT

  1. Weather: March Outlook & February Monthly Climate Summary w/Graphs
  2. Notice of Board Vacancy: North Central Public Health District Budget Committee
  3. The Dalles Burgerville & Retired Educators Scholarship Benefit, March 16
  4. New College Scholarship for Local Students
  5. GigaFlood: Largest Ice Age Flood Program, March 25
  6. Large Drug Seizure Leads to Arrest of Two Washington Men in Sherman County.
  7. Links

 

Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured. . . but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.” Now add this, “Many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens.” ~ Ben Stein 


 

1. Weather: March Outlook & February Monthly Climate Summary w/Graphs

You can find the March outlook and the February monthly climate summary AND GRAPHS (toggle between color and gray) for Moro at http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pdt/climate/climateSummary/climateSummary.php?stationID=MORO3
—  Dennis Hull- KB0NYC Warning Coordination Meteorologist 541-969-7136 www.weather.gov/pendleton


 

2. Notice of Board Vacancy: North Central Public Health District Budget Committee

NOTICE OF BOARD VACANCY

Notice is hereby given that the Sherman County Court is accepting names of individuals interested in filling a vacant community position to represent Sherman County as a member of the North Central Public Health District Budget Committee. The appointee will be expected to attend meetings and be an active committee member.  Persons interested in serving should contact the Sherman County Court at P.O. Box 365, 500 Court Street, Moro, OR 97039, 541-565-3416 or lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us .


3. The Dalles Burgerville & Retired Educators Scholarship Benefit, March 16

The Dalles Burgerville, 118 W. 3rd St., and Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators, are holding a college scholarship fundraiser Wed., March 16th, 3:00-9:00 p.m.  A percentage of the sales and proceeds from a raffle will go toward a $750 scholarship to be awarded to an aspiring teacher in the third, fourth, or fifth year in an Oregon college.  Families must reside in Sherman, Wasco or Hood River Counties.  With a May 1st deadline, applications may be obtained from Frank Wall, 541-354-1505.


4. New College Scholarship for Local Students

The Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) is pleased to announce the opening of a new scholarship to support Gorge students attending college for science, technology, engineering or math degrees. The scholarship is named the Corwin Hardham Memorial Scholarship in honor of a brilliant man who grew up in the Gorge and passed away unexpectedly in 2012 at the age of 38.

Corwin Hardham grew up doing everything you’d expect of a true Gorge child – snowboarding, windsurfing, kiteboarding and cycling. By the age of 15, he was windsurfing professionally and designing his own equipment with the help of Gorge tech mentors like Steve Maier of Innovative Composite Engineering, Andy von Flotow of Hood Tech and Tad McGeer of Aerovel. His intense curiosity, persistence and intelligence pushed him to a bachelor’s from the University of Washington and a PhD from Stanford.

Corwin’s master’s and PhD research created precursor components that are part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, which was recently in the news for the first detection of gravitational waves. In 2006, Corwin co-founded Makani Power, a clean energy company focused on harnessing the untapped resource of high-altitude wind, which has since been acquired by Google.

Corwin’s parents, Joan Chase and John and Linda Hardham still reside in the Gorge. John contributes that, “Corwin maintained that the difference between success and failure is a very thin line. He made the analogy to winning a windsurfing race:  ‘In order to win you have to ride the knife edge of disaster all the time.’ To keep up the momentum and find success you must have balance in your life. The thrill, the motivation for him was in finding that balance.  Corwin had a vision for what could be, and the determination to make it happen. He was an inspiration for many and remains so even now that he has passed.”

The scholarship is open for students graduating in spring/ summer 2016 from high school, home school or receiving a GED and who are from Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Klickitat or Skamania Counties. Students must be planning to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering or math degrees. Applications are due by April 1 and can be found online at crgta.org/scholarship. “The award this first year will be $2000 to one student,” says Jessica Metta, Executive Director of the GTA,”but we are hoping to increase this as the fund grows over time.”

Fundraising for the scholarship was launched in 2015 in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the GTA at a dinner and auction event last July called the Robot Rendezvous. The event was held in partnership with the Gorge Community Foundation, where the fund is housed. “The Foundation has been a wonderful resource and partner to realize this dream of the GTA’s,” notes Metta. The Gorge Community Foundation is accepting additional contributions to the fund, which are tax-deductible. Contact Metta at 541-296-2266 or visit crgta.org/scholarship for more information.


5. GigaFlood: Largest Ice Age Flood Program, March 25

THE DALLES— Join author Rick Thompson for a program on “GigaFlood,” Friday, March 25 with dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center , 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon.

The GigaFlood story follows the path of the largest of the Ice Age Lake Missoula Floods, when 540 cubic miles of water, 40 cubic miles of ice, 50 cubic miles of rock, sediment and debris tore down the Columbia River Gorge at speeds up to 65 miles per hour. Thompson traces the influx and exit channels in the areas north and south of the Columbia River as it overflowed the Portland/Vancouver area up to the 400 foot level.

The GigaFlood left behind many indelible marks on the landscape such as “kolk” lakes, gravel bars 200-300 feet high, truncated hillsides, flood channels, and erratics boulders. Many of these subtle features were previously unrecognized, though hidden in plain sight. Like a detective story, Thompson points out the clues in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington that show the effects of this cataclysm, reveals what those features are and how they were formed. You will see this area with new eyes and it will never be the same again. Thompson is the author of “GigaFlood: The Largest of the Lake Missoula Floods in NW Oregon and SW Washington.”

The dinner menu includes Orange Ginger Chicken, wild and brown rice pilaf, spring salad, and dessert. The cost for the dinner and program is $16, the program only is $5. Make your dinner reservations by March 23 by calling 541-296-8600 ext. 201. Visit www.gorgediscovery.org for more information.


 

6. Large Drug Seizure Leads to Arrest of Two Washington Men in Sherman County.

~ Oregon State Police

On February 23, 2016 at about 1:30PM, an Oregon State Trooper stopped a northbound 2008 Dodge Caravan bearing a Washington license plate on US 97 near milepost 16 for a traffic violation (south of Biggs Junction). Less than a minute into the traffic stop, the trooper observed a handgun in the vehicle’s glove box after a passenger opened it. The driver and passenger, neither of whom had a concealed weapons permit, were detained.

The driver of the Dodge Caravan was identified as Alberto Alejandro Martinez, 32 years old from Moses Lake, Washington. The passenger was identified as Jose Joel Helguera Del Rio, 31 years old from Royal City, Washington. A subsequent search of the Dodge Caravan revealed approximately 25 pounds of cocaine and 44 pounds of methamphetamine.          Both Martinez and Helguera Del Rio were arrested and lodged in the Multnomah County Jail for multiple federal drug and firearm related charges.  The Oregon State Police Patrol Division was assisted by Detectives from the Oregon State Police and Portland Police Bureau, the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office, US Marshals Service and US Attorney’s Office. The investigation is ongoing with the assistance of the Homeland Security Investigations (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement).  This is one of the more significant recent seizures of illegal drugs in transport by the Oregon State Police. The estimated street values of the drugs are over 2.3 million dollars. It is believed that seizures such as this have the capability to make an immediate impact in the safety of numerous communities throughout the northwest.


7. Links  Bird.Black.Envelope

Conowingo Dam Bald Eagles https://vimeo.com/152926627

Commentary from a Brit: We Want the Truth https://www.youtube.com/embed/iHLcrfhwPtc?&rel=0

Stars & Stripes ePaper http://www.stripes.com/epaper

Global Research  http://www.globalresearch.ca/

How did we get Obama and Trump?

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/02/how_did_we_get_obama_and_trump.html 

‘I have wondered at times about what the

Ten Commandments would have looked like if

Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.”

– Ronald Reagan

Agenda 21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l79Qa92DeU

Agenda 21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzEEgtOFFlM

Spilyay Tymoo, News | Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon http://wsnews.org/

Midwestern Epigraphic Society and Ancient America http://ancientamerica.com/midwestern-epigraphic-society-and-ancient-america/

Websites of U.S. Embassies, Consulates and Diplomatic Mission http://www.usembassy.gov/

U.S. Passports, Alerts & Warnings  http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html

Oregon Department of Energy http://www.oregon.gov/energy/Pages/about_us.aspx

Center for Columbia River History  http://www.ccrh.org/river/history.htm

Boardman Biorefinery  http://www.eastoregonian.com/eo/local-news/20160226/boardman-biorefinery-gets-11-million-usda-backing

DEQ Discovers Math Error in Clean Fuels Standards http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/4043112-151/deq-discovers-math-error-in-clean-fuels-standards?referrer=carousel8

Here’s your go-to source for debunking all the Fukushima fables. http://www.earthtouchnews.com/oceans/oceans/heres-your-go-to-source-for-debunking-all-the-fukushima-fables

The Daily Signal  http://dailysignal.com/

Politics & Angry Americans http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-03-01/the-angry-americans-trump-sanders-and-the-aftershocks-of-2008

Genealogy | Cyndi’s List http://www.cyndislist.com/

 


 

Sherman County eNews #62

CONTENT

  1. Gorge Country Y102 Will Broadcast Sherman County Boys Basketball Games

  2. Sherman Jr. / Sr. High Jog-a-Thon, March 10

  3. Customer service class offered at CGCC

  4. Speed Limits Increase in Central & Eastern Oregon March 1

  5. Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Meeting, March 12

  6. Sherman County Senior & Community Center March Menu

  7. Links


1. Gorge Country Y102 Will Broadcast Sherman County Boys Basketball Games

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Gorge Country Y102 will broadcast the Sherman County Boys Basketball games at the State Tournament starting Thursday at 8:15 on 102.3 FM. Questions? Contact Shannon at smilburn@haystackbroadcasting.com


2. Sherman Jr. / Sr. High Jog-a-Thon, March

This year will mark the 4th annual jog-a-thon fundraising event at Sherman Jr. / Sr. High School on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 3:45 PM until 5:45 PM. The participants of this event will include the high school track, tennis and baseball teams. Participants will run, jog, and/or walk the high school track for a period of 2 hours. The goal is to complete as many as ¼ mile laps as possible, earning your support along the way.

Leading up to this event, participants will be looking for sponsors to help fundraise for their respective programs. Sponsors have two options when determining how much they would like to pledge to each participant:

  • Pledge a certain amount per lap completed (ex: $1.00 per lap multiplied by 10 laps = $10 dollars).
  • Pledge a flat total regardless of laps completed (ex: $15.00 total).

Families and community members are encouraged to come to the event to cheer on our participants.


3. Customer service class offered at CGCC

The ability to communicate in Spanish is a valuable skill in today’s business environment. CGCC community education offers a new course this spring for customer service representatives serving Spanish speaking customers. This course will assist participants in developing the skills and confidence necessary to verbally communicate to customers in Spanish. Through instruction and practice exercises, participants will learn easy phonetic pronunciations for basic terms and expressions you can use at work. And the best part: no prior Spanish language skills are necessary. The class meets on Monday evenings at the Hood River campus beginning March 28. The cost of the class is $79. Preregistration is required by calling the college at (541) 506-6011.


4. Speed Limits Increase in Central & Eastern Oregon March 1

~ Oregon Department of Transportation | Eastern Oregon

~ http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/COMM/Pages/Speed-Limit-Increases-in-2016.aspx

ODOT crews started early [March 1st] installing new speed limits signs along Interstate 84 and other routes in Central and Eastern Oregon.  Several ODOT crews worked throughout the day changing speed signs. I-84, I-82 and other routes had signs installed today. All impacted highways are expected to have the new speed signs up within a couple days.   Background information including a map of the impacted highways, photos, videos, etc. is at www.tinyurl.com/OR-speed2016 . Video link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/n1erpk3oivch7yt/speed_sign_change.mov?oref=e Questions/issues: Tom Strandberg, office 541-963-1330, work cell 541-663-6261, thomas.m.strandberg@odot.state.or.us


5. Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Meeting, March 12 

The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting March 12, 2016 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.

Linda Colton from the Hood Family History Center will be presenting a overview of the annual Rootstech Genealogical Convention in Salt Lake City that was held in February.

Linda has been a long standing member of the society and is a advanced researcher.  The Rootstech event is the major gathering of professional genealogists and genealogy based companies in research and software. The meeting starts at 1:00 pm in the downstairs meeting room.


6. Sherman County Senior & Community Center March Menu

Sherman County Senior & Community Center

March Menu

We serve lunch at 12:00 noon sharp. First come, first served. If you have a group of 2 or more, please let the Kitchen staff know at 541-565-3191 the day before to ensure that we make enough food! MEAL PRICING: Under 60 Yrs. $6.00 ~~ 60 Yrs. & Up $3.00 suggested donation!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  1 2 3 4
Beef Gravy over Sweet & Sour Chicken Chicken Fried Steak BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Biscuits Rice & Egg Rolls Hash Browns & Gravy Potato Salad
Green Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Dessert Green Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Dessert
7 8 9 10 11
Meatloaf Beef & Cabbage Casserole Parmesan Chicken Pork Roast Chicken & Dumplings
Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Veggies Roasted Red Potatoes Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Green Salad
Veggies, Salad, Ice Cream Green Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad, Dessert Veggies, Salad, Fruit Dessert
14 15 16 17   St. Patrick’s Day 18
Pizza: Supreme, Cooks Chicken Corn Chowder Baked Pollack Corned Beef & Cabbage Taco Bar
Choice & Hawaiian Rolls Creamy Noodles Irish Soda Bread/Veggies Chips & Salsa
Green Salad & Dessert Green Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad, Pie w/ice cream Green Salad & Green Dessert Green Salad & Dessert
21 22 23 24 25
Lasagna Beef Enchiladas Chicken Strips Oven Fried Chicken Chili Burgers
Veggies & Bread Beans and Rice French Fries Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Tater Tots
Green Salad & Dessert Green Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad, Fruit Green Salad & Dessert
28 29 30 31 Easter

March 27!

Pancakes Mac & Cheese w/bacon French Dip Sandwich Mushroom Gravy
Breakfast Casserole Veggies Pasta Salad w/Beef & Noodles
Fruit and Dessert Green Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit

Menu subject to change due to availability. ATTENTION: For those who have food allergies, be aware that a large variety of foods are prepared in the kitchen.  Therefore, meals may be prepared with ingredients and food service equipment may come in contact with ingredients to which you may have an allergic reaction, such as nuts.


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7. Links 

Owyhee Canyonlands http://onda.org/where-we-work/owyhee

Jewell unaware of any plan to designate Owyhee monument http://www.capitalpress.com/Oregon/20160302/jewell-unaware-of-any-plan-to-designate-owyhee-monument?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_Capital_Press

Oregon Natural Desert Association http://onda.org/

National Ranching Heritage Center | Texas Tech University http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ranchhc/

McDonald’s Kale Salad Calories More Than Big Mac http://www.techtimes.com/articles/131303/20160207/mcdonalds-kale-salad-packed-with-more-fat-calories-than-big-mac.htm

Have a Date with Your Shrub Before Getting our the Clippers http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/2016/02/have-date-your-shrub-getting-out-clippers?utm_source=vocus&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Gardening_story&utm_content=Gardening&utm_campaign=Gardening_stor


 

Sherman County eNews #65

CONTENT

  1. Sherman Boys Advance to Championship Game, March 5
  2. Sherman 4-H Outdoor Cooking & Food Preservation Club Report
  3. Chicken Tenders 4-H Club News Report
  4. Sherman County Hunter Education Classes, March 24, 25 & 26
  5. Lavelle Dormaier 1925-2016
  6. Non-Profit Organization Seeks Local Host Families for High School Exchange Students 
  7. Help with Health Care Coverage, March 8
  8. A letter sent to two U.S. Senators from Washington State
  9. Links

  1. Sherman Boys Advance to Championship Game, March 5

        sports.basketball.net  Sherman advances to the championship game Saturday night after a 74-65 win over Nixyaawii. Saturday night’s game will be at Baker City High School against Columbia Christian and is scheduled to be played at 8:30.


2. Sherman 4-H Outdoor Cooking & Food Preservation Club Report

4-H clover1~ Submitted by Isabella Mills, news reporter

         The Sherman 4-H Outdoor Cooking & Food Preservation club met for the first time on Monday, February 29 at 3:45pm at the OSU Sherman Extension Office in Moro. Attending were Maddie Berry, Pyeper Walker, Talon Dark, Isabella Mills (Izzy), Emma Robbins, and Izabella (Bella) Montesanti, and leader Cindy Brown.  Shelby Havins had an excused absence.

Pledge of Allegiance was led by Bella and the 4-H Pledge by Izzy.  The club members all received a handout about our club activities and discussed 4-H “learning by doing”.  Leader Cindy Brown discussed attendance and excused absences, and asked all members what they would like to make or do in our new club.  We as club members are going to learn simple foods.  Today we used a cast iron rocket stove to prepare popcorn, hot cocoa and scrambled eggs.  Our next meeting will be Monday, March 28.  There will also be 2 Food Preservation workshops during Spring break:  Monday March 21 jam, Tuesday March 22 salsa.  Meeting was adjourned at 5:05pm.


3. Chicken Tenders 4-H Club News Report

            4-H clover1The Sherman County 4-H club, The Chicken Tenders, meet on February 12, 2016 at 12:45pm at the Sherman Extension Office.  Attending were:  Rachel, Mercedez, Anthony, Joey, Clay and Quinton.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Anthony, Rachel led the 4-H Pledge.

          Elected Clay as President.  We talked about brooding, showmanship and market, raising the animal, what you do at fair, and where to buy them, plus anatomy.  Our next meeting will be March 11, 2016.  Meeting adjourned by 1:55pm.

          Submitted by Mercedez Cardona, news reporter.


4. Sherman County Hunter Education Classes, March 24, 25 & 26

  • MAR 24, 08:00 AM – 02:00 PM
  • MAR 25, 08:00 AM – 02:00 PM
  • MAR 26, 08:00 AM- 11:00 AM

Register online at: https://or.outdoorcentral.us/or/license

Questions? Contact James Burgett.  541-965-0305 Jburgett@shermancounty.net


5. Lavelle Dormaier 1925-2016

Lavelle Dormaier was born to Bernis and Frances Guy on May 25, 1925. She passed away on February 15, 2016, at 90 years old in Portland. Lavelle went to school in Wasco, then to Northwest Business College. She met Albert Dormaier, who was working on his brother’s farm, and they married in September 1945. They moved to the grandparent’s farm outside of Wasco to work the wheat ranch and lived there for 5 years until they moved into town to the home their grandparents had once lived in. She worked for the Wasco Elementary School as a secretary and then in the summers drove truck during the harvest. Around the ‘70s they moved to Portland and then to the desert in California where they lived until the death of her husband in 1992. Lavelle remained in Cathedral City. Surviving are daughter Maxine of Portland, son Albert of Portland, daughter Arlene of Beaverton, 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Per her request, there will be no services. 


6. Non-Profit Organization Seeks Local Host Families for High School Exchange Students 

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few. ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience.

The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.

To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to www.host.asse.com to begin your host family application. Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today!


7. Help with Health Care Coverage, March 8

Everyone agrees that healthcare is important – but healthcare coverage can be confusing. With today’s rising cost of healthcare, healthcare coverage is important. Even a simple accident or illness can have a significant financial impact on an individual or a family.

Navigating the Healthcare Coverage system can be frustrating but Healthy Beginnings is here to help! We have assisters with years of experience navigating the system and advocating for our clients. With Healthy Beginnings’ knowledgeable, helpful staff, there is no reason to wait.

You are invited to join us on Tuesday, March 8th at the Sherman County Public/School Library from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Staff will be there to help with eligibility questions and take clients through the entire application process. We are also available to assist clients with reapplication and renewals and even speed up the process for urgent medical needs!   If you need Health Insurance, or have questions about it, please come by or give us a call at 541-383-6357 to see if we can help. We are available for remote assistance and outside of schedule office hours as well.


8. A Letter to U.S. Senators from Washington State

[confirmed accurate by Snopes] April 3, 2013 Senator Patty Murray, Senator Maria Cantwell Washington, DC , 20510 Dear Senator:          I have tried to live by the rules my entire life. My father was a Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, who died of combat related stresses shortly after his retirement. It was he who instilled in me those virtues he felt important – honesty, duty, patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of our various governments. I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts.

Today, as I approach my 79th birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my country and my government. I shall only point out a very few things abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a thousand fold. I have calculated that all the money I have paid in income taxes my entire life cannot even keep the Senate barbershop open for one year! Only Heaven and a few tight-lipped actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the taxpayers. So please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us.

Last year, the president spent an estimated 1.4 $billion on himself and his family. The vice president spends $millions on hotels. They have had 8 vacations so far this year! And our House of Representatives and Senate have become America’s answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become the “perfumed princes and princesses” of our country.

In the middle of the night, you voted in the Affordable Health Care Act, a.k.a. “Obama Care,” a bill which no more than a handful of senators or representatives read more than several paragraphs, crammed it down our throats, and then promptly exempted yourselves from it substituting your own taxpayer-subsidized golden health care insurance.

You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the “one percenters,” consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making 3.5 times the average U.S. individual income, and give up nothing while you (as well as the president and veep) ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for which, of course, you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).

You understand very well the only two rules you need to know – (1) How to get elected, and (2) How to get re-elected. And you do this with the aid of an eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain economy of truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed and under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote) who are looking for a handout rather than a job. Your so-called “safety net” has become a hammock for the lazy. And, what is it now, about 49 or 50 million on food stamps – pretty much all Democrat voters – and the program is absolutely rife with fraud with absolutely no congressional oversight?

I would offer that you are not entirely to blame. What changed you is the seductive environment of power in which you have immersed yourselves. It is the nature of both houses of Congress which requires you to subordinate your virtue in order to get anything done until you have achieved a leadership role. To paraphrase President Reagan, it appears that the second oldest profession (politics), bears a remarkably strong resemblance to the oldest.

As the hirsute first Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834 – 1902), English historian and moralist, so aptly and accurately stated, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” I’m only guessing that this applies to the female sex as well. Tell me, is there a more corrupt entity in this country than Congress?

While we middle class people continue to struggle, our government becomes less and less transparent, more and more bureaucratic, and ever so much more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to tell us (just to mention a very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase, how much soda or hamburgers we can eat, what cars we can drive, gasoline to use, and what health care we must buy. Countless thousands of pages of regulations strangle our businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.

As I face my final year, or so, with cancer, my president and my government tell me “You’ll just have to take a pill,” while you, Senator, your colleagues, the president, and other exulted government officials and their families will get the best possible health care on our tax dollars until you are called home by your Creator while also enjoying a retirement beyond my wildest dreams, which of course, you voted for yourselves and we pay for.

The chances of you reading this letter are practically zero as your staff will not pass it on, but with a little luck, a form letter response might be generated by them with an auto signature applied, hoping we will believe that you, our senator or representative, has heard us and actually cares. This letter will, however, go on line where many others will have the chance to read one person’s opinion, rightly or wrongly, about this government, its administration and its senators and representatives.

I only hope that occasionally you might quietly thank the taxpayer for all the generous entitlements which you have voted yourselves, for which, by law, we must pay, unless, of course, it just goes on the $17 trillion national debt for which your children and ours, and your grandchildren and ours, ad infinitum, must eventually try to pick up the tab.

My final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost his or her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to destroy this country I deeply love and put it so far in debt that we will never pay it off while your lot improves by the minute, because of your power. For you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who constantly deceive the American people. And that, my dear Senator, is how power has corrupted you and the entire Congress. The only answer to clean up this cesspool is term limits. This, of course, will kill the goose that lays your golden eggs. And woe be to him (or her) who would dare to bring it up.

Sincerely, Bill Schoonover 3096 Angela Lane Oak Harbor, WA 98277


9. Links  glasses

Sherman County  http://co.sherman.or.us/

Sherman County Agri-Business Directory http://co.sherman.or.us/agri_business.asp\

Defense News http://www.defensenews.com/

Trout Lake Abbey  http://www.tlabbey.com/

Visit Eastern Oregon | The Painted Hills http://www.visiteasternoregon.com/post/journey_to_another_world/

Imperial Stock Ranch Lambskin Ladies Vest new with tags http://www.ebay.com/itm/Imperial-Stock-Ranch-Lambskin-Ladies-Vest-new-with-tags-/151996649788?hash=item2363b4d13c%3Ag%3AafsAAOSwQYZWz52f\

EU’s Tusk urges migrants to stop coming to Europe  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-tusk-idUSKCN0W50ZM

Scholarships http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/

Attorney General Loretta Lynch praises ‘peaceful resolution’ to Oregon standoff http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/03/attorney_general_loretta_lynch_1.html#incart_2box

“[F]alsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition.” —Thomas Jefferson (1785)

Above the Law http://abovethelaw.com/2016/01/hillary-clinton-criminal-prosecution-or-the-presidency/?rf=1\

Juan Linz, Presidentialism, and Democracy A Critical Appraisal http://scholar.harvard.edu/files/levitsky/files/mainwaring_shugart.pdf

Sherman County eNews #66

CONTENT

  1. Sherman High School Boys Basketball 1A Champions

  2. Sherman County Lions’ Meeting | “We Serve” | March 7

  3. Children’s Theatre Performances, March 11, 12

  4. Mid-Columbia Unit 20 of Oregon Retired Educators Offers a Scholarship, May 1

  5. The Dalles Burgerville & Retired Educators Scholarship Benefit, March 16

  6. North Sherman Pre-School, Inc. Achieved 5-Star Quality Rating

  7. Sherman Photography Club, March 28

  8. The Average Age of the World’s Greatest Civilization Two Hundred Years.

  9. Links


1. Sherman High School Boys Basketball 1A Champions

Sherman County…..OSAA State 1A Champions! 53-45 https://www.facebook.com/SCSD.SJSHS/?fref=nf

Oregon School Activities Association  http://www.osaa.org/


2. Sherman County Lions’ Meeting | “We Serve” | March 7

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On Monday March 7th, Sherman County Lions will welcome guests to their monthly meeting. It will be a luncheon meeting at the Senior Center. Pick up your lunch and bring it with you to the side room where the club meets.

President Geremy Shull has recruited 6 new members who will be expected to attend this and future meetings.  Members include: Jeff Kaser, Anne Shull, Jeremy Mark, Kyle Blagg, Ryan Thompson, Wes Owens and Mike Smith. They will be settling on a service project to improve the county. Several members of The Dalles Lions club signed up to visit that day. If you enjoy a happy crowd of Lions looking for ways to follow our motto: We Serve,” come and join us! 


3. Children’s Theatre Performances, March 11, 12

drama1 Sherman County youth working with the Missoula Children’s Theatre program will make their public performances on Friday, March 11 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 12 at 3 p.m.


4. Mid-Columbia Unit 20 of Oregon Retired Educators Offers a Scholarship, May 1

Mid-Columbia Unit 20 of Oregon Retired Educators Association Offers a $750 scholarship to a 3rd, 4th or 5th year college student (as of September) who aspires to become a teacher and is attending an Oregon school. Families must reside in Hood River, Wasco or Sherman counties. For an application and further information, contact Frank Wall 541-354-1505. Application deadline is May 1st.


5. The Dalles Burgerville & Retired Educators Scholarship Benefit, March 16

The Dalles Burgerville, 118 W. 3rd St., and Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators, are holding a college scholarship fundraiser Wed., March 16th, 3:00-9:00 p.m.  A percentage of the sales and proceeds from a raffle will go toward a $750 scholarship to be awarded to an aspiring teacher in the third, fourth, or fifth year in an Oregon college.  Families must reside in Sherman, Wasco or Hood River Counties.  With a May 1st deadline, applications may be obtained from Frank Wall, 541-354-1505.


6. North Sherman Pre-School, Inc. Achieved 5-Star Quality Rating

We have great news to share with you this month! North Sherman Pre-School, Inc. achieved a 5-Star quality rating from Oregon’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS)!

 In recent months, North Sherman Pre-School, Inc. has chosen to participate in the QRIS, a program designed to raise the quality and consistency of child care and early learning programs across the state. Experts in the field of early childhood care and education evaluated our materials using research-based standards that address children’s learning and development, health and safety, personnel qualifications, family partnerships, and administration and business practices.

         Thanks for continuing to support us as we focus on growth and improvement of our program. Our #1 priority, as always, is to ensure we are bringing our best to the children and families of Sherman County every day.  Be on the lookout for open enrollment in April.


7. Sherman Photography Club, March 28

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Photography Club 7 p.m.

Sherman County Public/School Library meeting room

 


8. The Average Age of the World’s Greatest Civilization has been Two Hundred Years. http://across.co.nz/democracy.html

          “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money (generous gifts) from the public treasury. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.”

“The average age of the world’s greatest civilization has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through this sequence.

“From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependence back into bondage.”


9. Links

Logo.Sherman High SchoolSherman Jr./Sr. High School Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SCSD.SJSHS/timeline

Oregon School Activities Association http://www.osaa.org/

Exceptional America http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/03/exceptional_america.html

 

Democratisation w/Interactive Map http://ourworldindata.org/data/political-regimes/democratisation/

Democracy – how long will it last? http://across.co.nz/democracy.html

Oregon Snow Survey Program http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/or/snow/

Creating Early College Experiences for Students in Eastern Oregon http://www.eastern-promise.org/home

Better-fed honey bees fight off harmful effects of parasite http://www.hpj.com/general/better-fed-honey-bees-fight-off-harmful-effects-of-parasite/article_38a66653-2027-5ad4-be9a-f395e139ff8e.html

History of Sport Stacking

https://www.speedstacks.com/instructors/resources/history/

https://www.speedstacks.com/

Dr. Mcintosh – Property Rights on Western Ranches https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v01aO6BUnMQ

American Conservative Union http://www.glennbeck.com/content/program/

Discovery of Gravitational Waves http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/03/the_discovery_of_gravitational_waves.html

Sherman County eNews #57

CONTENT

  1. Sherman High School Boys Basketball Schedule Update, Feb. 27
  2. Sherman County Court (Draft) Agenda, March 2
  3. History Forum: Fairs, Rodeos & Fort Dalles Riders, Feb. 27
  4. Commentary: A Detrimental Proposal | A New National Monument 2.5 Million Acres
  5. Links

 

1.Sherman High School Boys Basketball Schedule Update, Feb. 27

sports.basketball.net

The Sherman boys basketball team will be hosting Joseph this Saturday at 5 p.m.

Winner advances to the state tournament in Baker City.

Hope to see everyone there!

~ Bill Blevins, Sherman Jr./Sr. High School


2. Sherman County Court (Draft) Agenda, March 2

Court Agenda

March 2, 2016

  1. Appointment Schedule:
    1. 9:00 a.m.      Compensation Board
    2. 9:15 a.m.      Executive Session in Accordance with ORS 192.660 (2) (i) Personnel

 

1.21    9:15 a.m.      Rod Asher – Weed District Director

1.22    9:25 a.m.      Ross Turney – Assessor

1.23    9:35 a.m.      Written Requests

1.24    9:45 a.m.      Court Employees

 

1.4      11:00 a.m.     David Slaght, Tom Peterson – Oregon State Parks – Starvation Lane

Update

 

Additions to Agenda

 

  • Action Items:
  •  
    1.  

 

  • Discussion Items:
    1. Commissioner Reports

 

  • Consent Agenda:

 

    1. Minutes of February 17, 2016
    2. Claims – February 2016
    3.  
  • Future Agenda Items:**If necessary, an Executive Session may be held in accordance with:   ORS 192.660 (2) (d) Labor Negotiations ORS 192.660 (2) (h) Legal Rights

 

                                                                                                                 ORS 192.660 (2) (e) Property                     ORS 192.660 (2) (i) Personnel


3. History Forum: Fairs, Rodeos & Fort Dalles Riders, Feb. 27

cowboy6“Fairs, Rodeos, and Fort Dalles Riders” is the topic for the Saturday, Feb. 27 presentation at the Original Courthouse, 410 W. 2nd Place in The Dalles.  Linda Wilson claims two passions in her life: first, lifelong working with and training horses, a skill she learned from her grandfather.  Also a more recent passion:  documenting and sharing the history of Fort Dalles Riders and some of the colorful individuals who championed and exemplified horsemanship— Ernie Kuck, Blanche McGaughey Sammis and Eleanor Borg.  Wilson’s interest in researching local fairs and rodeos was prompted by learning that Blanche Sammis competed in rodeos at the old The Dalles Fairground in 1913-’14.  Her program begins at 1:30 p.m.  It is the fourth and final program in the 2016 Regional History Forum series.  There is a TV monitor on the ground floor of the 1859 courthouse to serve those unable to climb the stairs.  Coffee and cookies will be served after the program.


4. Commentary: A Detrimental Proposal | A New National Monument 2.5 Million Acres

~ Oregon Cattlemen’s Association

cow.blueAgriculture. A way of life that dates back to America’s founding fathers. It is not only a lifestyle that allows people to produce food, it is a lifestyle that allows people to care for the land in such a way that the land is brought to its fullest potential. In Eastern Oregon, some groups seek to designate 2.5 million acres of Oregon land into a national monument. This is a move that would be devastating to the ranchers and community of Malheur County. Jerome Rosa, executive director for Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, elaborated on why this designation would hurt Oregon Ranchers. “In essence, it could devastate the local economy, their businesses, their culture and their children’s future. The designation would establish additional restrictions that would affect or eliminate their ability to ranch in that area.” Ranchers who live in the area aren’t fully sure what to expect, but looking at other monument designations, things don’t look good. “I don’t have a clue what will happen,” said past OCA President and current Malheur County rancher Bob Skinner.

“They tell you it’s not going to affect ranching, but historically (monument designations) are a disaster.” Skinner said he cannot find anywhere where a monument designation has been a success story for ranching. He said the designation also brings concern for how future wildfire management through the Range Land Fire Protection Association (RFPA), a group largely made up of local citizens and ranchers, will occur. “We are the front line for fire suppression. If history repeats itself, we suspect RFPA’s won’t be able to access the roads needed to fight wildfires easily,” Skinner said. Several efforts are in progress to try and stop the monument designation in Malheur County. “OCA is working with local ranching groups, a public relations group, and with state and federal legislatures to prevent the monument designation,” Rosa said. Meanwhile, those in Malheur County brace themselves for the possibility of a designation that would threaten their way of life. “Cattle is the number one industry in Malheur County,” Skinner said. “If we take a bunch of cattle out of the county, it’s going to devastate its economy. It will have an impact on the state.” The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association was founded in 1913 and works to promote environmentally and socially sound industry practices, improve and strengthen the economics of the industry, and protect its industry communities and private property rights.


5. Links

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Visit the Tri-Cities: Richland, Pasco & Kennewick

http://www.visittri-cities.com/

The Manhattan Project National Park

http://www.visittri-cities.com/the-manhattan-project-national-park

Steve Wozniak’s Apple I Booted Up a Tech Revolution

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/steve-wozniaks-apple-i-booted-up-tech-revolution-180958112/?no-ist

A Response to the Millennial Who Thinks She’s Entitled to Everything

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/02/a_response_to_the_millennial_who_thinks_shes_entitled_to_everything.html

U.S. Department of Agriculture | Grades & Standards

https://www.ams.usda.gov/grades-standards

FDA Approves GMO Salmon

http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/food/fda-approves-genetically-modified-salmon

U.S. Department of Agriculture

https://www.ams.usda.gov/

Oregon Department of Revenue, Delinquent Tax Payers

http://www.oregon.gov/DOR/Pages/delinquent.aspx

Bowman Dam Legislation

https://walden.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/blm-finally-implement-walden-s-bowman-dam-legislation-paving-way-future

Consumer Reports: Health

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/health/index.htm

Comparisons: Prepared, Frozen & Restaurant Foods

http://www.consumerreports.org/food-shopping/how-prepared-foods-stack-up-to-frozen-meals-and-restaurant-takeout/?EXTKEY=NH62S00H&utm_source=acxiom&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20160225_nsltr_healthalertfeb201 

Buying Prepared Food

http://www.consumerreports.org/food-shopping/from-our-experts-buying-prepared-food/

A single generation of domestication heritably alters the expression of hundreds of genes

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160217/ncomms10676/full/ncomms10676.html

8 Disciplinary Mistakes Parents Make

http://www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?emailid=19523

The Clarion Project

http://www.clarionproject.org/about

American Muslim Women Protest Obama’s Mosque Visit

http://www.clarionproject.org/blog/united-states/american-muslim-women-protest-obamas-mosque-visit#

Thinking About Trump’s Muslim Blockade

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/02/thinking_about_trumps_muslim_blockade.html

Hillary Clinton in Beaumont, TX

http://www.12newsnow.com/category/177961/video?clipId=12154004&autostart=t

The Media is Lying- Hillary Didn’t Win Nevada

http://townhall.com/columnists/wayneallynroot/2016/02/23/the-media-is-lying-hillary-didnt-win-nevada-n2123354/page/full