Sherman County eNews #59


  1. Notice: Sherman County School District Board Meeting, Feb. 29
  2. Free Spring Break Admission for Kids at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
  3. Free Admission to Cultural Institutions Across the Country, March 12
  4. Maryhill’s 2016 Season Opens March 15
  5. Links



I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. –Winston Churchill

1. Notice: Sherman County School District Board Meeting, Feb. 29

The Sherman County School District Board of Directors will hold a Special Board Meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, February 29, 2016. This meeting will be held in the band room at Sherman Jr./Sr. High School in Moro Oregon. Members of the public will need to check in at the school office prior to joining the meeting.

Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting

Public/School Library, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, Oregon 97039

AGENDA     February 29, 2016

7:30 a.m. Special Board Meeting



    1. Pledge of Allegiance
    2. Approve Board Meeting Agenda, February 29, 2016



(The Sherman County School District Board of Directors welcomes and encourages public comment and communication regarding District programs and policies. If you wish to speak, please place your name and the specific topic you wish to comment on prior to the meeting on the signup sheet on the counter near the entrance.  Because time available is limited, there may be a time limit placed on each person who wishes to speak. The Chair has authority to keep order and to impose any reasonable restrictions necessary to conduct an efficient meeting. The Board reserves the right to delay discussion on any item presented until later in the meeting or at a subsequent meeting. Objective criticism of operations and programs will be heard but not complaints concerning specific personnel. Thank you.)

    1. Audience Communications (Testimony related to agenda items.)


    1. Action on whether to withdraw from the North Central Education Service District in accordance with ORS 334.015.


    1. Audience Communications (Testimony related to non-agenda items.)


    1. Next regular board meeting, March 14, 2016



2. Free Spring Break Admission for Kids at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

Kids receive free museum admission during Oregon and Washington Spring Break with paid adult admission from March 19 through April 10 at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon. Enjoy the Kids Explorer room craft activities, and a fun scavenger hunt. See the new Frémont exhibit, and live raptor presentations. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, phone (541) 296-8600 ext. 201, or visit

3. Free Admission to Hundreds of Cultural Institutions Across the Country, March 12

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is joining hundreds of cultural institutions across the country on Saturday, March 12, 2016 for the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Day Live!  This is nationwide campaign provides free admission for two people to share in our national cultural heritage. For your free ticket for two, register at 

4. Maryhill’s 2016 Season Opens March 15

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(GOLDENDALE, Wash., February 26, 2016) – When Maryhill Museum of Art opens for the season on March 15, 2016, visitors will be able to enjoy a special exhibition featuring large-scale paintings from the museum’s collection, an intimate show of American Art Pottery, and nearly 100 new objects in the Native American gallery.

A significant change at the museum in 2016 is the reinstallation of the George E. Muehleck, Jr. International Chess Sets Gallery, which has been relocated with new interpretation and better accessibility, giving visitors a fresh perspective on this popular exhibit. The museum’s chess set exhibition features 80 sets and numerous gaming pieces drawn from the museum’s extensive collection.

A Season-Opening Celebration on Saturday, March 19, 2016 will spotlight the museum’s collections with informal gallery talks highlighting new acquisitions, as well as behind-the-scenes tours of the collections storage rooms in the Brim Family Research Center. An evening reception for members will feature refreshments and live entertainment.

A Kaleidoscope of Color: American Indian Trade Blankets will open July 11, 2016 and explore commercially produced trade blankets as an important facet of Indian culture; the exhibit will showcase 20 pre-1925 blankets from well-known historic manufacturers such as J. Capps & Sons, Racine, Oregon City and Pendleton.

The museum also will mark the 100-year anniversary of the opening of the Historic Columbia River Highway in 2016, with special programs throughout the year and an extension of the photography exhibition Sam Hill and Columbia River Highway. Inspired by scenic roadways he had seen in Europe, Sam Hill was a key figure in the conceptualization of the Columbia River Highway and a major force in its completion.

Several student exhibitions will also be displayed in the museum’s M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center during 2016.

5. Links


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Western GOP Congressmen Promote Transfer of Federal Forests To States

The Candidates

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John Kasich

Marco Rubio

Bernie Sanders

Donald Trump

Who are the Low-Informed Voters? A Look Into Their Impact on Politics

The News IQ Quiz

Mary Achor’s Weblog | The Richness of American History

Cowgirl Magazine

Scientists Rebuke Livestock Grazing Critics

Carson City’s Fire Fighting Sheep

Using Goats for Vegetation Management

Malheur Standoff: District attorney files Oregon State Bar complaint against Eugene lawyers representing Ammon Bundy


Idaho judge holds Forest Service, top leaders in contempt

U.S. Defense News

Freedom’s Back

The Patriot Post Daily Digests

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

The Black Dot