Sherman County eNews #87


  1. Sherman Bus: Hood River Lions’ Foundation Follies, April 17
  2. Offbeat Oregon History with Author John Finn, April 22
  3. BLM National Wild horse & Burro Advisory Board Meeting, April 13-14
  4. Sherman High School Tennis 2016
  5. Sherman/Arlington/Condon Baseball 2016
  6.  Good Neighbor Authority: Forests, Habitat & Communities
  7. Proclamation: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

1. Sherman Bus: Hood River Lions’ Foundation Follies, April 17

music.notes (2)Sherman County Transit Will be Providing a Bus Trip to the Hood River Follies.  “Forty Years of Magic” with arrays from Mash, Cheers, Broadway & Bonanza. April 17, 2016 for the Sunday, 2PM Matinee Performance. Sign Up Early to Reserve a Ticket for the Play & a Seat on the Bus.

Advance Play Tickets:  $9.00 for Adults & $7.00 for Children

Advanced Payment for Bus Reservation will be $10.00 per person.

For Reservations, please call 541-565-3553.

~ Marnene E. Benson-Wood,Treasurer, Transportation Coordinator, Sherman County  |  (541) 565-3553

2. Offbeat Oregon History with Author John Finn, April 22

Join author Finn John for some fun, fascinating  and little known stories in “Offbeat Oregon History,” Friday, April 22 at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon. A taco bar dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7 pm. Dinner and program are $14; the program only is $5. Reservations required by April 20. For information, call 541-296-8600 ext. 201 or visit

3. BLM National Wild horse & Burro Advisory Board Meeting, April 13-14

The Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet on April 13-14 in Redmond, Oregon, to discuss issues relating to the management and protection of wild horses and burros on Western public rangelands. The two-day meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 13, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday, April 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The meeting times are local time; Redmond is in the Pacific Time Zone.) The meeting will be live-streamed at

The agenda of the upcoming meeting can be found in the March 23, 2016, Federal Register ( The meeting will be held at the Deschutes Fair & Expo, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond, Oregon. The expo’s Website address is; its phone number is 541-548-2711.


4. Sherman High School Tennis 2016

Head Coach: Kalie Rolfe  |  Asst.: Molly Belshe, Marty Belshe, Jonathon Rolfe AD/Principal (SJSHS): Bill Blevins



March 15 Tues. Riverside Sherman 4:00
March 18 Fri. 171 NW WA St. White Salmon 3:30
March 29 Tues. Stevenson Stevenson 3:30
March 31 Thurs. Condon (Girls Only) Sherman 4:00
April 8 Fri. Stanfield Sherman 2:00
April 11 Mon. Stevenson Sherman 4:00
April 14 Thurs. Condon (Girls Only) Condon 4:00
April 19 Tues. Umatilla Sherman 4:00
April 21 Thurs. Ione Ione 4:00
April 25 Mon. The Dalles (Boys Only) The Dalles HS 4:00
April 26 Tues. Stanfield Stanfield 4:30
April 28 Thurs. Riverside Boardman 4:30
April 30 Sat. Helix Inv. Hermiston 9:00
May 3 Tues. Ione Sherman 4:00
May 5 Thurs. Umatilla Umatilla 4:00
May 7,9 Sat./Mon. Sub Districts Tri-Cities Court Club in Kennewick TBA

5. Sherman/Arlington/Condon Baseball 2016


v = League Game   |   CANCELED    |    DH = Double Header

Head Coach:  Joe Justesen                 Asst.:  Shawn Troutman

AD/Principal (SJSHS): Bill Blevins  |  AD (CHS):  Ron Kopp

AD/Principal (AHS): Kevin Hunking | Principal (CHS): Michelle Geer

March 15 Tues. Lyle/Wishram Lyle 4:00
March 18 Fri. Grant Union (DH) Sherman 2:00
March 25 – 26 Fri. Grant Union Tournament John Day 10:00/12:30
Sat. 10:00
March 29 Tues. Umatilla Umatilla 4:00
April 1 Fri. Lyle/Wishram Sherman 4:00
April 5 Tues. Umatilla Sherman 4:00
April 8 Fri. Pilot Rock Pilot Rock 4:00
April 12 Tues. Culver v Culver 4:00
April 15 Fri. Culver (DH) v Sherman 2:00
April 19 Tues. Weston McEwen Sherman 4:00
April 23 Sat. Weston McEwen (DH) Athena 1:00
April 26 Tues. Dufur v Sherman 4:00
April 29 Fri. Dufur (DH) v Dufur 2:00
May 3 Tues. Heppner v Heppner 4:00
May 7 Sat. Heppner (DH) v Sherman 11:00
May 10 Tues. Irrigon v Sherman 4:00
May 14 Sat. Irrigon (DH) v Irrigon 11:00
May 21 Sat. District Tournament TBA
May 25 Wed. First Round Playoff TBA

6. Good Neighbor Authority: Forests, Habitat & Communities


Salem, Ore — Furthering work to advance healthy, resilient national forests, habitat, and communities, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, U.S. Forest Service Regional Forester Jim Pena, Oregon Department of Forestry State Forester Doug Decker, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Curt Melcher jointly signed a Good Neighbor Authority agreement today. Stemming from authorities in the 2014 Federal Farm Bill, the Oregon Good Neighbor Authority Master Agreement increases opportunities for efficiently working across jurisdictions, expands options for sharing skills and funding, and provides a creative and collaborative tool for restoring and managing national public forestlands and watershed health. National forests account for nearly 60 percent of all forests in Oregon. Wildfire risk, habitat connectivity, species recovery and sustainable wood products and job creation are among the challenges and opportunities facing these public lands. “The social, economic, and environmental issues tied to public lands go far beyond their boundaries,” said Governor Brown. “Today’s signing is an important new tool that brings these issues together and promotes collaboration. We can get farther by working together than apart.” “There is a lot of work that needs to be done, and no agency or organization can do it alone,” said Pena. “This Good Neighbor Authority agreement is a model for how federal and state partners can work together with communities more effectively—-it’s a win-win for the health of our forests and Oregonians.”

“Building on Oregon’s innovative approach to advancing public values on federal lands, including millions in legislative investment since 2013, and local collaborative groups willing to roll up their sleeves and work on tough forest management issues, we’re already seeing results,” said Decker. “This agreement shines a national spotlight on Oregon and serves as the next level in continuing good work while helping rural communities, reducing wildfire risk and improving forest health.” “As managers of Oregon’s fish and wildlife resources, we rely heavily on partnerships with public and private land owners to address important habitat issues,” said Melcher.

“Formal agreements like this will further strengthen our partnership with the Forest Service and provide the flexible tools and resources necessary to boost stewardship and bring rural communities together.” The Oregon Good Neighbor Master Agreement provides formal authorization for putting local projects into action as part of a statewide effort, allowing federal funds to be used by state agency staff or contractors to advance work directly on federal public land and leverage state and other dollars. The agreement allows the state, U.S. Forest Service, and local partners to work across ownership boundaries to focus on statewide results rather than jurisdictional or regulatory limitations. The Forest Service, ODF and ODFW are already working on a number of projects with local forest collaborative groups and partners, and the Good Neighbor Authority provides a tool to enhance positive results. Two examples of these projects include:

* ODF will use seasonal firefighters and contractors to implement forest thinning—-removing small, dead or diseased trees—-on 200 acres of the Fremont-Winema National Forest outside of Lakeview. This work is critical for completing wildfire resilience treatments in the larger Crooked Mud Honey Integrated Restoration Project area. Receipts from federal timber sales will be apportioned to ODF to cover costs of this work.

* Malheur and Umatilla National Forest staff, ODFW, tribal representatives and other partners are working in the John Day River watershed to enhance fish habitat and water quality on public and private lands. Using federal funds, ODFW and the Forest Service will replace road culverts and reduce barriers to fish and other aquatic life while also installing screens on irrigation diversions to keep fish in the creek.

For more information: Learn more about Oregon’s forest collaboratives: Oregon’s Forest Collaboratives video

Learn about grant opportunities for local collaborative work here.

Learn more about the Oregon Solutions work group helping guide this work here.

7. A Proclamation: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

SexAssault.2016 SAAM




Sherman County eNews #85


  1. Sticks in Stacks” Sherman County Public/School Library, March 31.
  2. The Appalachian Dulcimer, April 21
  3. 4-H Club News Report: Outdoor Cooking & Food Preservation
  4. Sherman County School District Surplus Sale, April 13
  5. Sherman County Court (draft) Agenda, April 6
  6. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 10-16
  7. Columbia Gorge Genealogicaly Society Program, April 9
  8. Links: Investigate ~ Search ~ Probe ~ Examine ~ Research ~ Study ~ Think

Please note: We are working on the posting date confusion.  Thank you for your patience. ~ The Editor

1. “Sticks in Stacks” Sherman Public/School Library Thursday, March 31

Social crafting starts at 6:00 p.m. every Thursday. Instructional assistance for knit, crochet, and spinning will be available at 7:00 p.m. Bring your knitting, crochet, spinning, quilting, or cross-stitch projects. All fiber arts are welcome. For further information about this program please contact Sherman County Public/School Library at (541) 565-3279. Library website:

2. The Appalachian Dulcimer, April 21

Libraries of Eastern Oregon presents “The Appalachian Dulcimer” with musicians Heidi Muller & Bob Webb on Thursday, April 21, at Sherman County Public/School Library. Come at 4:00 p.m. to learn to play the Dulcimer. The three-string mountain dulcimer is one of the easiest and most fun instruments to learn and requires no previous musical experience. Stay for the 7:00pm concert with some uncommon songs performed by Heidi and Bob. Lessons at 4:00 p.m., concert at 7:00 p.m.

3. 4-H Club News Report: Outdoor Cooking & Food Preservation

Sherman Outdoor Cooking & Food Preservation 4-H Club

The 4-H Outdoor Cooking & Food Preservation club met on March 28, 2016 at 3:50pm at the Sherman Extension Office. Attending were Emma, Izzy, Talon, Shelby, Maddie and Bella.  Pledge of Allegiance led by Shelby, 4-H Pledge by Emma.  We talked about what we did last meeting and reviewed what we cooked on (rocket stove).  We talked about what are the differences between outdoor cooking and indoor cooking.  We looked at different types of outdoor stoves.  We looked at a buddy burner.  We cooked bacon, eggs, pancake.  Our next meeting is next month.  Meeting adjourned at 5:15pm.  Signed Isabella Mills, News Reporter

4. Sherman County School District Surplus Sale, April 13


Sherman County School District Surplus Sale, April 13

Sealed bidding will close at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2016,

with immediate announcement of bid results.

At the March 14, 2016, Regular Board Meeting of the Sherman County School District, the Board of Directors declared the following items to be offered as surplus:

(1)           Milk Cooler

(3)           Electric Retractable Cord Reels

(1)           Shop Desk with Missing Drawer

(1)           Nonfunctioning Floor Jack

The process of selling these surplus items will be done through a sealed bidding process. This allows for a fair and open sale for interested parties.  Bidders may view the items by calling (541) 565-3500 or by contacting Wes Owens at and making an appointment with Sherman County School District. Sealed bids must be submitted using the official Bid Proposal Form that is available on the Sherman County School District website. Sealed bids must be received by Sherman County School District located at 65912 High School Loop, Moro, OR prior to 2:00 p.m. on April 13, 2016. At 2:01 p.m. all bids will be read aloud in the meeting room of the Sherman County Public/School Library.

By bidding, a potential purchaser is confirming their acceptance of these terms and conditions;

  • All items are offered “As-Is” and “Where-Is” with no warranty or other guarantee as to its condition or fitness for any use or purpose;
  • Purchaser agrees to remove surplus items within seven (7) days of winning the bid;
  • Cash or checks will be accepted and must be made payable to Sherman County School District;
  • There shall be no refunds and all sales are final.

Sherman County School District reserves the right to reject any or all bids received, to award any or all of the various items to separate bidders, to waive any informalities in the bids, and to award as best serves the interest of the District and the Public. All dimensions are approximate.

5. Sherman County Court (draft) Agenda, April 6

Agenda April 6 2016

6. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 10-16

Sherman County

Whereas, Americans are the victims of more than 20 million crimes each year,* and crime can touch the lives of anyone regardless of age, national origin, race, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, immigration, or economic status;

Whereas, Many victims face challenges in finding appropriate services, including victims with disabilities, young victims of color, Deaf and hard of hearing victims, LGBTQ victims, tribal victims, elder victims, victims with mental illness, immigrant victims, teen victims, victims with limited English proficiency, and others;

Whereas, Too many communities feel disconnected from the justice and social response systems, and have lost trust in the ability of those systems to recognize them and respond to their needs;

Whereas, Victims of repeat victimization who fail to receive supportive services are at greater risk for long-term consequences of crime;

Whereas, The victim services community has worked for decades to create an environment for victims that is safe, supportive, and effective;

Whereas, Intervening early with services that support and empower victims provides a pathway to recovery from crime and abuse;

Whereas, Honoring the rights of victims, including the right to be heard and to be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect, and working to meet their needs rebuilds their trust in the criminal justice and social service systems;

Whereas, Serving victims and rebuilding their trust restores hope to victims and survivors, as well as their communities; Whereas, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 10-16, 2016, is an opportune time to commit to ensuring that all victims of crime—even those who are challenging to reach or serve—are offered culturally and linguistically accessible and appropriate services in the aftermath of crime; and

Whereas, Sherman County Victims Assistance is hereby dedicated to serving victims, building trust, and restoring hope for justice and healing; Now, therefore, I, Gary Thompson, as Sherman County Judge, do hereby proclaim the week of April 10-16, 2016, as SHERMAN COUNTY CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK. And reaffirm Sherman County’s commitment to creating a victim service and criminal justice response that assists all victims of crime during Crime Victims’ Rights Week and throughout the year; and to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for those community members, victim service providers, and criminal justice professionals who are committed to improving our response to all victims of crime so that they may find relevant assistance, support, justice, and peace. Signed: Gary Thompson 3/16/16

7. Columbia Gorge Genealogicaly Society Program, April 9

The program presented by Georga Foster will be about using city directories to research your family history. It will cover the history of city directories, directories from around the world and how to glean information from them. The instructional slideshow program was built around the biographical research of the Jesse Hostetler family, prominent in Wasco County. The program begins at 1:00 a.m., April 9th, at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center’s downstairs conference room.  The public is invited… bring a friend!

I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who are yet to come. I looked back and saw my father, and his father, and all our fathers, and in front to see my son, and his son, and the sons upon sons beyond. And their eyes were my eyes. As I felt, so they had felt and were to feel, as then, as now, as tomorrow and forever. Then I was not afraid, for I was in a long line that had no beginning and no end, and the hand of his father grasped my father’s hand, and his hand was in mine, and my unborn son took my right hand, and all up and down the line that stretched from time that was to time that is, and time that is not yet come, raised their hands to show the link, and we were as one. ~ How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn.

8. Links: Investigate ~ Search ~ Examine ~ Research ~ Study ~ Think

“Oregonians deserve transparent access to elected officials and their decision-making processes,” said [Ted] Ferrioli. “If we are serious about strengthening ethics in Oregon, legislators must stop hamstringing the public from accessing information about the legislative process.”


The Geology Quiz

Sousterrain — An Underground Pict Dwelling in Orkney Islands

7,000 gallons of milk spill into state wildlife area after fatal truck crash

U.S. Admiral “Ace” Lyons, February 11, 2015, Washington, D.C.

Imnaha Ranchers, Wolves

What really happened at Easter Island?

Ancient Arachnid is Almost a Spider




Sherman County eNews #86


  1. National Public Health Week
  2. Sherman County Senior & Community Center April Menu
  3. National Crime Victims” Rights Week | Building Trust, Restoring Hope
  4. Free Assistance for Tax Return Filing
  5. Free Skywarn Weather Spotter Training in Moro, April 21
  6. Links: Investigate ~ Search ~ Examine ~ Research ~ Study ~ Think

1. National Public Health Week


National Public Health Week is a United States health awareness event backed by the American Public Health Association (APHA). This year’s theme is Healthiest Nation 2030 – Let’s make America the healthiest nation in one generation. Americans are living 20 years longer than their grandparents’ generation, thanks largely to the work of public health.


National Public Health Week aims to highlight public health achievements, and also to improve the general health of the American people by educating the public about various health issues and helping them understand what they can do to live longer lives.


We are a growing movement of people, communities and organizations. Our goal is to create the healthiest nation in one generation. To get there we have to ensure conditions that give everyone the opportunity to be healthy. It’s not enough to provide access to quality health care. We also need to build safe, healthy communities with a foundation of social justice for all. We must help all Americans achieve at least a high school education, better ensure the opportunity to earn a livable wage and improve access to safe, healthy food. We must protect our environment, because what happens upstream to our environment at work, school and home, affects our health downstream.

North Central Public Health District, along with our community partners, provides health education and health awareness campaigns that aim to reduce the effects and consequences of many health conditions.

North Central Public Health District serves Wasco, Sherman, and Gilliam Counties. Please join us in celebrating the health of our communities. To find out what you can do to increase your health and the health of your community visit For more information, please contact North Central Public Health District at (541) 506-2600 or visit us on the web at

2. Sherman County Senior & Community Center April 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 #565-3191, the day before to ensure that we make enough food to serve!

MEAL PRICING: Under 60 Yrs. Is $6.00 ~ 60 Yrs. & UP $3.00 suggested donation!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Tater tots
Green salad & Jello
4 5 6 7 8
Chicken Fried Steak Baked Potato Bar Oven Fried Chicken Granny’s Beef Casserole Sausage Gravy & Biscuits
Hash browns & gravy w/ chili & cheese Mashed potatoes & gravy Rolls & veggies Green salad
Green salad & dessert Biscuits & salad & fruit Veggies & salad & dessert Green salad & fruit Dessert
11 12 13 14 15
Loaded Potato Soup BBQ Meatball Sub Beef & Penne Casserole Pizza: Hawaiian Chicken Strips
Grilled cheese Potato salad & chips Garlic cheddar biscuits Supreme & cooks choice French fries
Salad & pie w/ice cream Green salad & fruit Veggies & salad & dessert Green salad & fruit Green salad & dessert
18 19 20 21 22
Meatloaf Chicken Enchiladas Crab Stuffed Pollack Parmesan Chicken Hash Brown Casserole
Mashed potatoes & gravy Beans & rice Au gratin potatoes Creamy noodles French toast
Veggies & salad & dessert Green salad & fruit Veggies & salad & dessert Veggies& salad & fruit Fruit bar &   dessert
25 26 27 28 29
Hamburger Gravy Chicken Stir Fry Mac & Cheese W/ Ham Oven Baked Chicken Ham & Bean Soup
Mashed potatoes Rice & egg rolls Veggies & rolls Roasted potatoes Cornbread
Veggies & salad & dessert Green salad & fruit Green salad & ice cream Veggies & salad & fruit Green salad & dessert

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.

3. National Crime Victims” Rights Week | Building Trust, Restoring HopeBldgTrust.2016 NCVRW

4. Free Assistance for Tax Return Filing


SALEM, Ore.–This year’s tax return filing deadline of April 18 is fast approaching, but there are still options for free electronic filing of your return and other help as well. Oregon’s Department of Revenue recommends e-filing and asking for direct deposit to get your refund as soon as you can. The agency’s website identifies several providers of free online tax preparation software and e-filing services for taxpayers with income less than $62,000 in 2015. Each provider has their own eligibility criteria. You can learn more about all of your options by looking for “approved vendors” at Make sure you start your return from Revenue’s website to ensure free filing. AARP’s Tax-Aide program and Creating Assets, Savings and Hope (CASH) Oregon offer free, in-person assistance to taxpayers at sites across the state. They can help with both preparing your return and e-filing it. For more information about their services and service locations, visit the Tax-Aide and CASH Oregon websites using the links at Do you want to complete your return without tax preparation software but still have the best chance at a quick, direct-deposited refund? There’s a free option for you as well: Oregon FreeFile. Once your return is prepared, you can use the free filable form to electronically file it. This service is listed with the “approved vendors” at What’s most important? That you decide how you’re filing and get it done by Tax Day, which is Monday, April 18, this year. The Department of Revenue recommends getting your return in as soon as possible, both to help prevent fraudulent claims for your refund and to get your legitimate refund to you as soon as possible. With the “kicker” credit available this year, there’s even more motivation to file your return on time and get your refund. Contacting the Department of Revenue You can visit to get tax information, check the status of your refund, or make payments. You can also email; call (503) 378-4988 in Salem and outside Oregon; or call, toll-free, 1 (800) 356-4222. The department receives a lot of phone calls during tax season so you may experience long wait times.

5. Volunteers! Free Skywarn Weather Spotter Training in Moro, April 21



National Weather Services Wants Residents To Keep Eyes On Skies

Weather Spotter Network Will Help Track Storms

Volunteers are being sought to participate in the latest weather spotter training on April 21st in Moro.  Weather spotters trained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) are key volunteers who assist the meteorologists by providing up-to-date information about storm activity.

The Skywarn Weather Spotter training is free and will be held at the Extension Office at 66365 Lonerock Rd in Moro at 10 a.m.

Even though the Doppler weather radar is scanning the skies and the NOAA Weather Radio is broadcasting forecasts, watches, and warnings, forecasters depend upon getting good ground truth information from trained Skywarn weather spotters.


“Skywarn volunteers are not “storm chasers,” although many Skywarn members, both local and nationwide, may chase storms on their own time,” said Dennis Hull, NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the forecast office in Pendleton. “The National Weather does not encourage storm chasing because it is very dangerous.”

Hull added, “The safety of all Skywarn spotters is a high priority. Skywarn members are volunteers trained in weather spotting and reporting those findings in a timely manner using the phone, amateur radio, or internet.”


Skywarn spotters attend a 2-hour training session where they learn how to observe cloud formations and other weather in this area. The Weather Service teaches how to determine which storms are potentially severe. Spotters use a special toll free number, amateur radio frequency, or the internet address to let the forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Pendleton know what is happening in their area. Meteorologists use this data as they issue severe weather warnings or statements to the residents of Sherman County.


Hull said the Skywarn was a concept developed in the early 1970s intended to promote a cooperative effort between the National Weather Service and communities. The emphasis of the effort is often focused on the storm spotter, an individual who takes a position near their community and reports wind gusts, hail size, rainfall, and cloud formations that could signal a developing tornado.


In the winter, spotters report heavy snow, icing, high winds, and blizzards. Skywarn also works to ensure National Weather Service forecasts, watches, and warnings are broadcast and received in a timely manner.


The lead role in Skywarn may lie with the National Weather Service or with an emergency management agency within the community. This agency could be a police or fire department, or often is an emergency management/service group. This varies across the country however, with local national weather service offices taking the lead in some locations, while emergency management takes the lead in other areas.


Interested residents who would like to learn more about the local weather or those who may have an interest helping your neighbors obtain good weather warnings, are invited to attend the SkyWarn Weather Spotter training. Volunteers are asked to fill out pre-registration at and bring information about their latitude, longitude, and elevation so their locations can be easily mapped.  Door prizes will be given away.


More information about the training is available by contacting the National Weather Service at 541-969-7136. You can also email Hull at  Additional information is also available at the National Weather Service website at


NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts to Sherman County from a transmitter near The Dalles on a frequency of 162.400 MHz. Additional information about Skywarn can be found at


The National Weather Service is the primary source of weather data, forecasts and warnings for the United States and its territories and operates the most advanced weather and flood warning and forecast system in the world, helping to protect lives and property and enhance the national economy. To learn more about NWS, please visit To learn more about NOAA, please visit

6.  Links: Investigate ~ Search ~ Examine ~ Research ~ Study ~ Think


Oregon Solutions Solving Community Problems in a New Way | Solving community problems in a new way.

Talks to watch when you need five minutes of peace


Grown & Flown

Princeton Mom on Marriage: Facing the Facts

‘Natural’ on food labels is misleading

Oregon Faith Report: Dropping God Oath


Oregon Watchdog

An Interactive Guide to our Solar System

Cleaning with Vinegar and Baking Soda – Making Volcanoes Erupt in Your Sink

Commentary: Nuclear Jihad: The Threats Are Inside Our Tent


Sherman County eNews #114

29 April 2016


  1. Sherman County’s Center for Living First Tuesday Forum, May 3
  2. ODOT Update: Wasco County & Hwy. 97 Moro to Madras
  3. 7th Annual Sherman Champions Sports Camp, June 13-15
  4. Sherman County Senior & Community Center May Menu
  5. Personal Role Models
  6. Goldendale Community Library Activities
  7. Additional Rewards Offered | Unlawfully Killed Bighorn Ram in Gilliam County
  8. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

1.Sherman County’s Center for Living First Tuesday Forum, May 3

Sherman County’s Center for Living


Wasco’s First Tuesday of the Month Forum Discussion

May’s focus is on How Do We Change as relates to Health & Balance






[Wasco’s Annex; next to the Library]

For more info Call Christine 541 565 3149

2. ODOT Update (red): Wasco County & Hwy. 97 Moro to Madras


I-84: The Dalles – Fifteenmile Creek MP 83.5 – 88.5

Wildish Standard Paving Company will be replacing the concrete pavement located on Interstate 84 within the city limits of The Dalles. They will also be constructing a new bridge on I-84 over Threemile Creek. The work will take place in stages in order to minimize delays and ensure that both freeway lanes are open in each direction during peak traffic volumes.

For the week of May 1st, 2016. The contractor will be concrete paving and performing some minor traffic control adjustments. Also, the contractor will continue bridge work at the 3-mile creek bridge structure.

I-84 is reduced to a single lane in both the east and westbound direction. Speeds have been reduced to 50mph through the construction zone.


I-84: Mosier to The Dalles

Project consists of paving, and the installation of new median barrier.

For the week of May 1st, 2016. The Contractor will be removing the old substandard barrier and the median asphalt. After the contractor has removed all materials, they will install new asphalt and barrier in the median throughout the project.Single lane closures will be from MP 80 – MP 82 .

I-84 will be reduced to a single lane in both the East and West bound direction.

Project work hours: Sunday 7:00pm to Friday 11:00am — Daytime


US 97: Moro to Madras

KERR Contractors will be replacing 29 miles of pavement on U.S. 97 between Grass Valley (MP 27.1) and Shaniko (MP 56.7). The project also includes the construction of passing lanes between MP 43.8 and MP 45.4, installation of new highway signs between Moro and Madras, and adding ADA compliant sidewalk ramps in Grass Valley.

For the week of May 1st, 2016. The Contractor will continue Asphalt paving the final lift at approx. MP37- MP47.

3. 7th Annual Sherman Champions Sports Camp, June 13-15




4. Sherman County Senior & Community Center May 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 #565-3191, the day before to ensure that we make enough food to serve! MEAL PRICING: Under 60 Yrs. Is $6.00 ~~ 60 Yrs. & UP $3.00 suggested donation.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2 3 4 5 6
Tuna Noodle Casserole Chicken Alfredo Swedish Meatballs Chicken & Dumplings Tuna Melts
Rolls & veggies Noodles & garlic toast Rice & veggies Green salad Tomato soup
Green salad & dessert Veggies & salad & fruit Salad & dessert Fruit Green salad & dessert
9 10 11 12 13
Mac & Cheese w/ Bacon Chicken Fried Steak Chicken & Stuffing Dish Meatloaf Taco Bar
Veggies Has h browns & gravy Veggies Mashed potatoes & gravy Chips & salsa
Green salad & dessert Green salad & fruit Green salad & dessert Veggies & salad & fruit Green salad & ice cream
16 17 18 19 20
Pancakes Oven Fried Chicken Beef Enchiladas Baked Pollack Sweet & Sour Chicken
Breakfast casserole Mashed potatoes & gravy Rice and beans French fries & coleslaw Rice & egg rolls
Fruit & dessert Veggies & salad & fruit Green salad & dessert Green salad & fruit Green salad & dessert
23 24 25 26 27
Mushroom Gravy Over Pizza: Supreme Parmesan Chicken Spaghetti w/Meat BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Beef patties & potatoes Hawaiian & cooks choice Roasted red potatoes Cheddar garlic biscuits Macaroni salad & tots
Salad & veggies & Pie w/ ice cream Green salad & fruit Veggies & salad & dessert Veggies &salad & fruit Green salad & dessert
30 31  
Corn chips & salsa
Green salad & fruit


5. Personal Role Models

Just about everyone knows that good role models are important for a child’s development, but have you ever thought about why this is true?

One of the pillars of The Pacific Institute’s education is the practice of visualization, because we have learned that our mental images, for the most part, are what determine our reality. In other words, the way we see ourselves, and the world around us, is what decides how we will behave. How we behave determines, to a very great extent, what will happen to us.

Role models serve as living, breathing mental images that help us visualize the way we would like to live. They are touchstones, reference points if you will, that we can learn from and measure against, while we build the person we want to be.

What kinds of role models are best?  No question about it, people we can actually get to know.  You see, while it’s helpful to read about an admirable person in a book or magazine, watch an inspiring life story in the movies, or watch successful people on TV, it is much more powerful when we can actually interact with someone who shows us possibilities for ourselves.

When we can do so on a daily or regular basis, as we do with parents, grandparents, teachers and so on, this has the most powerful impact of all. As parents, it is helpful to remember that your kids will learn far more from what you do than from what you say. The best role models only need to set a good example. The kids will usually figure the rest out for themselves. ~ The Pacific Institute


6. Goldendale Community Library Activities

Second Mondays, May 9th, 11am and 6:30pm : Book Talk! Book discussion groups for adults.   For titles and information, call the library at 773-4487.

Second Thursdays, May 12th, 1:30 to 3:30pm: Song Circle at the Goldendale Library.  Enjoy folk music in a relaxed atmosphere with friends.  Call the library for more information at 773-4487.

Monday, May 16th, 12:30pm : Coloring workshop for adults.

~ Naomi Fisher, Goldendale Community Librarian  (509) 773-4487


7.  Additional Rewards Offered | Unlawfully Killed Bighorn Ram in Gilliam County ~Oregon State Police

sheep.ram1The Oregon State Police continue the investigation into the third bighorn sheep ram that was unlawfully killed in early April near milepost 118 on Interstate 84, east of Rufus. Two additional rewards have been offered, with total rewards now at $2000, for information which leads to the arrest/conviction of the person(s) responsible. The rewards are as follows: Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) Statewide TIP reward $500 (previously offered) OHA Clatsop County Chapter reward $500 Oregon Foundation for North American Wild Sheep (OR-FNAWS) reward $1000 The Oregon State Police is requesting any person with information on this incident to contact Senior Trooper Jubitz at 541-705-5330.   How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity: TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7) TIP E-Mail: (Monitored M-F 8:00AM – 5:00PM)

8. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do


1859 Oregon’s Magazine

Senate Confirms First-Ever Native American Woman As Federal Judge

Opinion: Charles Krauthammer, The Coming Train Wreck

Pew Research: The Divide Over Islam & National Laws in the Muslim World

Mosul Dam | OPEC Supply


Sherman County eNews #84


  1. Sherman County Child Care Foundation: ABC Huskies to Offer Preschool Program
  2. FREE Hazardous Waste Collection Event for Households, Businesses, and Farmers                    
  3. A Proclamation: Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  4. Institute on Aging | The Friendship Line
  5. Sun Rise Cemetery Clean-up Day, May 21
  6. Editorial Policy, Corrected: Spiritual Matters
  7. Sherman County School District Communication to the Community #9
  8. Commentary: Unite to Defeat Radical Jihadism
  9. Links: Investigate ~ Search ~ Probe ~ Examine ~ Research ~ Study ~ Think

1. Sherman County Child Care Foundation: ABC Huskies to Offer Preschool Program


The Sherman County Child Care Foundation is expanding their child care program at ABC Huskies Day Care to include Preschool. The new program will be offered three days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Additional details and enrollment forms will be available in the coming weeks. If you are interested in participating in this Preschool Program located in Wasco, Oregon, please contact ABC Huskies Day Care Director Mika Von Ahn at 541-442-5024 or . Sherman County Child Care Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors

2. FREE Hazardous Waste Collection Event for Households, Businesses, and Farmers         

 WHAT: Clean up & dispose of those leftover chemicals

 WHEN: Friday, May 6, 2016 10am-2pm

WHERE: Moro, Road Department

*Businesses —Although Free, pre-registration is required for farmers and businesses. This helps our contractor bring the proper supplies.

Call John Pitman / Stericycle Environmental Service at: (360) 772-2838


Oil-based and Latex paints and stains

Yard and garden chemicals

Cleaners, disinfectants, and solvents

Automotive fluids like antifreeze

Pool and spa chemicals

Art and hobby chemicals

Fluorescent lamps, CFL bulbs and ballasts

Fire extinguishers

Old gasoline

Any/all batteries

Propane bottles and tanks

Sponsored by Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program…a joint effort of the City of Maupin and other local jurisdictions, as well as Wasco, Sherman and Hood River Counties. Call 541-506-2632 or visit

3. A Proclamation: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

For the month of April, please observe the teal ribbons that will be hanging in each town to acknowledge Sherman County’s proclamation of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

In addition, there will be a display at the Sherman County Public/School Library with related books, brochures, and other information.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month calls attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread and impacts every person in this community. Rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment harm our community, and statistics show one in five women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives (Black et al., 2011). Child sexual abuse prevention must be a priority to confront the reality that one in six boys and one in four girls will experience a sexual assault before age 18 (Dube et al., 2005). Young people experience heightened rates of sexual violence, and youth ages 12-17 were 2.5 times as likely to be victims of rape or sexual assault (Snyder & Sickmund, 2006). On campus, one in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted during their time in college (Krebs, Lindquist, Warner, Fisher, & Martin, 2007). We must work together to educate our community about sexual violence prevention, supporting survivors, and speaking out against harmful attitudes and actions. Prevention is possible when everyone gets involved. The first step is increasing education, awareness, and community involvement.

It’s time for all of us to take action to create a safer environment for all. I join advocates and communities across the country in taking action to prevent sexual violence. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and each day of the year is an opportunity to create change for the future.                    /s/ Gary Thompson, Sherman County Judge

4. Institute on Aging | The Friendship Line

The toll-free, 24-hour Friendship Line (FL) – the only one of its kind in the United States – is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-urgent calls.  Founded by Dr. Patrick Arbore, Director of IOA’s Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, and accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, FL provides round-the-clock crisis support services, including active suicide intervention, elder abuse counseling, grief support, assistance, reassurance, and information and referrals for thousands of isolated older adults and adults with disabilities throughout the United States.

In addition to receiving incoming calls, FL also offers outreach, connecting with clients on a regular basis and helping to monitor their physical and mental health concerns. The call-out services act as an intervention to prevent suicide in the long term by improving the quality of life and connectedness of isolated older adults.

5. Sun Rise Cemetery Clean-up Day, May 21

Sun Rise Cemetery, Wasco, Oregon, scheduled their annual clean-up for May 21,2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided. For information call 541-442-5878 or 541-442-5711.

6. Editorial Policy, Corrected: Spiritual Matters

~ Sherry Kaseberg, Editor, Sherman County eNews,

A Friday column, Spiritual Matters, is intended to welcome, inform and inspire.

First: Recognized/organized churches and faith groups in Sherman County are invited to participate.

Second: The Current Rotation & Openings

  • 1st Friday: Church of Christ, Christian & Moro Community Presbyterian
  • 2nd Friday: Baptist, Grass Valley & Catholic, Wasco
  • 3rd Friday: Pat & Erling Jacobsen, Baha’i & Baptist, Kent
  • 4th Friday: Wasco Methodist & Baptist, Rufus & Catholic, Grass Valley
  • 5th Friday [to be determined by the Editor or proposed by a participant]

Third: Articles must be submitted by 5 p.m. Wednesday for Friday publication. Please limit messages to 300 words or less.

Fourth: Attacks on another faith, a previous Spiritual Matters article or author will not be published.

Fifth:   The subject matter should be spiritual and inspirational, calling people to faith, and may include doctrinal understandings.

Sixth:   The editor reserves the right to decline to publish articles.

Seventh: Please let us know if you wish to participate in the Spiritual Matters rotation for Sherman County eNews.

7. Sherman County School District Communication to the Community #9

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8. Commentary: Unite to Defeat Radical Jihadism

By Peggy Noonan, March 25, 2016

It will require Western elites to form an alliance with the citizens they’ve long disrespected.

These things are obvious after the Brussels bombings:

In striking at the political heart of Europe, home of the European Union, the ISIS jihadists were delivering a message: They will not be stopped.       What we are seeing now is not radical jihadist Islam versus the West but, increasingly, radical jihadist Islam versus the world. They are on the move in Africa, parts of Asia and of course throughout the Mideast.

Radical jihadism is not going to go away, not for a long time, probably decades. For 15 years it has in significant ways shaped our lives, and it will shape our children’s too. They will have to win the war.

It will not be effectively fought with guilt, ambivalence or double-mindedness. That, in the West, will have to change….   continued at

9. Links: Investigate ~ Search ~ Probe ~ Examine ~ Research ~ Study ~ Think


 The Season, Amateur Sports

Oregon Snow Pack + Stream Flows | Natural Resources Conservation Service

Conservation elite doesn’t find locals to be adequate stewards of public lands

Daimler Groundbreaking in Madras

Northwest Carriage Museum

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

~ George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905

Vietnam War

Pearl Harbor P-40 Boys

3 Carrier Groups + USS New York

Frontex coordinates and develops European border management in line with the EU fundamental rights charter applying the concept of Integrated Border Management.

Migratory Routes Map

Disruptors | Community Organizers

After Oregon Standoff, Birding Is Back

LaVoy Finicum Supporters Threatened To Burn Qurans, Kill Police And Oregon Governor                  

Heroin & Fentanyl



Sherman County eNews #83


  1. Grant Awards Announced by Development League
  2. Sherman County Cultural Coalition Spring Grant Cycle
  3. Rufus Baptist Church Easter Service, March 27
  4. Volunteer for the Sherman County Food Bank
  5. Survey: Sherman County Public Transportation
  6. Oregon Road Construction UPDATE: Week of March 28, 2016
  7. Elizabeth Woody of Warm Springs Appointed Poet Laureate of Oregon
  8. Oregon Outdoor Recreation Committee Meeting, April 19
  9. Oregon drivers reminded to remove studded tires by March 31
  10. Links: Investigate ~ Search ~ Probe ~ Examine ~ Research ~ Study ~ Think

1. Grant Awards Announced by Development League

Sherman Development League (SDL) has announced the successful completion of grant awards for 2016 committing $5,650.00 to projects of benefit to Sherman County. Formed in 2000 as a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, SDL’s mission is to provide grants and/or loans in support of community-based programs and projects to enhance the social, cultural and educational environment of Sherman County. SDL provides fiscal sponsorship to organizations and/or unincorporated groups for projects which further its tax-exempt purposes and are of public benefit to the residents of Sherman County. A revolving loan fund has been established to provide loans to for-profit and non-profit businesses. SDL also serves as the Sherman County Cultural Coalition Board and provides related fiscal administration. Four project applications met the requirements and goals established by SDL. Included are projects proposed by the City of Moro, City of Wasco, Sherman Elementary Library and Sherman Elementary SMART program. Since 2007, the Development League has awarded seventyfour grants totaling $1,157,235.00 in support of Sherman County organizations. Applications for the next round of grant requests will be available in the fall of 2016. Requests for loans may be submitted at any time. ~ Sherman Development League Board of Directors

2. Sherman County Cultural Coalition Spring Grant Cycle

Sherman County Cultural Coalition (SCCC) spring grant applications will be available April 1, 2016. Applicants may be individuals and/or groups, need not be legally recognized non-profits and must have completed all reporting for any prior grants received. Application Deadline: April 29, 2016 Grant Funds Available: 30 Days Following Board Review Awards up to $1,500 will be granted in support of local Sherman County activities and events which promote Culture, Humanities, Heritage and the Arts in Sherman County and can meet one or more of the following goals/priorities established by the Coalition: Ø Protect and strengthen investment in existing cultural resources. Ø Engage youth in the arts, heritage and humanities. Ø Promote cultural programs that stimulate economic growth. Ø Promote publication and dissemination of cultural information related to the arts and culture within Sherman County. Mail or email requests for Grant Guidelines and Grant Application to: Sherman County Cultural Coalition P.O. Box 23 Moro, OR 97039 or Questions? Contact Melva Thomas at 541-442-5488 or

3. Rufus Baptist Church Easter Service, March 27

March 27 at 11:00 a.m.

4.Volunteer for the Sherman County Food Bank

The Sherman County Food Bank will soon be going through a change in operations.  If you would like to volunteer your time to this ongoing endeavor, please contact Jill Harrison at 541-993-5513.  Thank you.

5. Survey: Sherman County Public Transportation

Are you interested in improving Sherman County’s public transportation? People can make their voices heard through on-line and paper surveys conducted through Mid-Columbia Economic Development District. It’s part of the county’s Human Services / Public Transportation Plan Update for 2016-19. A coordinated transportation plan is required by state and federal transportation agencies; the plan focuses on the needs of low-income individuals, persons with disabilities, and seniors. You can take the survey by visiting . Under Quick Links on the home page, click the Public Transportation Survey link. Or, visit the Sherman County School Community Library for a copy of the paper survey. The survey begins March 28. All surveys must be returned by April 8. Thank you for your support!

6. Oregon Road Construction UPDATE: Week of March 28, 2016

For further information contact: Peter Murphy 541-388-6224


I-84: The Dalles – Fifteenmile Creek MP 83.5 – 88.5

Wildish Standard Paving Company will be replacing the concrete pavement located on Interstate 84 within the city limits of The Dalles. They will also be constructing a new bridge on I-84 over Threemile Creek. The work will take place in stages in order to minimize delays and ensure that both freeway lanes are open in each direction during peak traffic volumes.

For the week of March 28th, 2016. Traffic has been shifted into a new configuration around Exit 87. Also, additional minor traffic lane adjustments will take place throughout the project. Please use caution. The contractor will be constructing the final stage of the 3 – Mile Creek bridge. Other minor construction will occur throughout the project.

I-84 is reduced to a single lane in both the east and westbound direction. Speeds have been reduced to 50mph through the construction zone.

US 97: Moro to Madras

KERR Contractors will be replacing 29 miles of pavement on U.S. 97 between Grass Valley (MP 27.1) and Shaniko (MP 56.7). The project also includes the construction of passing lanes between MP 43.8 and MP 45.4, installation of new highway signs between Moro and Madras, and adding ADA compliant sidewalk ramps in Grass Valley.

For the week of March 28th, 2016. The Contractor will be performing some aggregate processing in King Quarry. No other work is being performed onsite. There will be no delays to motorists.

Culture. The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively; the cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, attitudes and religion. ~ unattributed

7. Elizabeth Woody of Warm Springs Appointed Poet Laureate of Oregon, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown has named Elizabeth Woody of Warm Springs and Portland to a two-year appointment as Poet Laureate of Oregon. Woody will be Oregon’s eighth poet laureate since 1921. She succeeds Peter Sears, who has held the post since 2014. “The energy of Elizabeth Woody’s words bring to life the landscapes, creatures and people who make Oregon special,” Governor Brown said. “As Poet Laureate, she will be a great asset to our state, using vivid storytelling to help us understand who we are as a larger community.” Woody was born on the Navajo Nation reservation in Ganado, Arizona, but has made her home in Oregon for most of her life. An enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, she has published poetry, short fiction and essays, and also is a visual artist. “Hand Into Stone,” her first book of poetry, received a 1990 American Book Award. In 1994 she published “Luminaries of the Humble (University of Arizona Press)” and “Seven Hands, Seven Hearts (The Eighth Mountain Press).”

Woody received the William Stafford Memorial Award for Poetry from the Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Association in 1995 and was a finalist in the poetry category for the Oregon Book Awards for 1994. She is an alumna of the first Kellogg Foundation’s Fellowship through the AIO Ambassadors program, and was selected for the J.T. Stewart Fellowship from Hedgebrook. She has taught writing workshops and has lectured throughout the country. From 1994 to 1996, Woody was a professor of creative writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. “The power of language in poetry, song, story and legacy has kept Oregon’s communities vibrant,” said Woody. “The literature of this land is the sound of multiple hearts and the breath of many listened to while forming as individuals in this world. It is an honor to be Oregon’s poet to serve our state’s communities in the next two years and reflect upon their strength.” Woody attended the IAIA and later earned a bachelor’s degree in Humanities with an emphasis in English from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. In 2012 she received a Master of Public Administration Degree through the Executive Leadership Institute of the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. She was a founding board member of Soapstone, Inc., an organization dedicated to supporting women writers. She also was a founding board member of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, a national organization headquartered in Vancouver, Washington. She served as a program officer for the Meyer Memorial Trust from 2012 to 2015.

Video link: Elizabeth Woody reads from “New Poets of the American West, (ed. Lowell Jaeger),” an anthology of poets from 11 western states at a Portland State University MFA program:

8. Oregon Outdoor Recreation Committee Meeting, April 19

~ Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.  [emphasis added]
Salem, OR– The Oregon Outdoor Recreation Committee will meet to evaluate grant applications from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 19 in Salem. The meeting will be in room 124A in the North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer St. N.E. The committee will hear presentations on 13 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant proposals. The LWCF grants provide matching grants to state and local governments for acquiring and developing public outdoor recreation areas and facilities. Since 1964, this federal grant program has awarded more than $55 million for Oregon recreational areas and facilities. The OORC is composed of nine members from throughout the state appointed by the director of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. More information is at For information, contact LWCF Program Coordinator Michele Scalise at or 503-986-0708.

9. Oregon drivers reminded to remove studded tires by Thursday, March 31

wheel.tire—studded tire season won’t be extended

ODOT won’t extend the 2015-16 studded tire season past March 31, 2016. Studded tires are allowed in Oregon from November 1 through March 31 each year. The law allows ODOT to extend the studded tire season when necessary, but current weather forecasts do not support an extension this year.

ODOT is making this decision in cooperation with the Washington Department of Transportation, which is also announcing today it will not extend its studded tire season past March 31. (Both states have the same deadline.)

“Please don’t wait until the deadline to remove your studded tires,” said Luci Moore, ODOT Maintenance and Operations Engineer, “especially if you aren’t driving in the mountain passes between now and then.”

ODOT encourages drivers to consider other types of traction tires or chains to help minimize roadway damage caused by studded tires. A 2014 study concluded studded tires cause about $8.5 million in damage each year to state highways.

Other types of traction tires are available. These traction tires meet the Rubber Manufacturers Association standards for use in severe snow conditions and carry an emblem on the tire sidewall of a three-peaked mountain with a snowflake in the center. Research shows these tires cause no more damage than standard all-weather radial tires, while providing better traction than studded tires on bare pavement.

Drivers with studded tires on their vehicles after the deadline can be charged with a Class C traffic violation.

10. Links: Investigate ~ Search ~ Examine ~ Research ~ Study ~ Think


OHSU StudentSpeak: At Home on the Range

The Last Farmer: An American Memoir

Samaritan’s Purse, International Relief

Resurrection Day Meditations

The History of Slavery

Indian Slavery in the Americas

The Code of Hammurabi

The Two-Way Breaking News from NPR [free newsletters]

CPAC 2016 – Mark Levin

Obama’s Vision of America — Brought to You From Cuba

Obama embarrasses himself, US in Cuba

Fact Check: Syrian Refugees

Commentary: The Establishment Nonsense

Commentary: Appeals Court issues nightmare decision for Lois Lerner and the IRS

$6 million will go to restore Malheur refuge, cover other costs of standoff

Illegals Get a Healthy Dose of ObamaCare Subsidies

Cycle Oregon


Sherman County eNews #82


  1. Classifieds
  2. Calendar


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Do your share to make your school and community better.


Get involved in community affairs.

Stay informed.


Be a good neighbor.

Obey laws and rules.

Respect authority.

Protect the environment.




1. Classifieds (new or corrected)




Little Wheats, Inc. Daycare in Moro, OR will be hosting a Paint Nite FUNDRAISER on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Wasco Annex. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and painting will begin at 6:00 p.m. sharp! Don’t be late! There will be beer, wine and yummy appetizers to purchase from Moody Tollbridge Winery Company and The Feed Trough. Go to to purchase your tickets! Tickets are $45 each and remember a portion of each ticket purchased will support Little Wheats, Inc. Daycare. You may also contact Little Wheats directly at 541-565-3152 or email at if you have questions. This is a wonderful gift for the mother in your life. Send them on a night out to paint or come paint something special for them! This is not an art class, Paint Nite is a fun and relaxed setting with friends! This event is for adults 21 and older. Thank you in advance for your support and we hope to see you at Paint Nite! 4/29


LIBRARY/YOUTH ASSISTANT. Sherman County Public/School Library located at Sherman Jr./Sr. High School in Moro, Oregon has an opening for a part-time Library/Youth Assistant. Ability to work with all age groups required. Library experience preferred. Able to work independently. 25 hours/week during the school year, 15 hours/week in summer. Monday—Friday, occasional nights and weekends. Starting wage $12.58 per hour. For an application or more information contact Marylou Martin at 541-565-3279 or Closing date: April 7. (EOE) 4/1

INTERNET INSTALLER. Seeking subcontractor(s) to install residential and commercial Internet connections. Basic knowledge of computer networking is necessary. Experience with satellite, cable or telephone installation is a bonus. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Install and configure (small) microwave radios, run cable, connect to client’s computer or home router. Provide paperwork to document installation, service, and repairs. Requirements: Valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Ability to work outside in small spaces and comfortable with (residential roof) heights. Contractor sets own hours but it may be necessary to work on a weekend in an emergency situation. Strong technical, customer service, verbal and written skills. Laptop computer, small ladder, normal hand tools, and Ethernet crimper and cable tester needed. Compensation is per job (installations) and per hour (difficult installations and service work). Contract employment. Please email resume to:   4/1


BOWFLEX HOME GYM. For Sale by Sherman County: Bowflex Revolution Home Gym Approximately 8 years old. Sealed bids must be submitted to the Sherman County Court, P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039 by 5:00 p.m. April 5, 2016.  Bids will be opened and read aloud during County Court on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.  For additional information, contact the office of the Sherman County Court at 541-565-3416.   4/1

OLD OSKALOOSA HOTEL. Own your own piece of history with the old Oskaloosa Hotel! Two tax lots come with this property so if you have been interested in owning your own hotel, inn, B and B or your own Live/Work location, this is it! All furnishings come with this turn key property with many new features such as wiring, plumbing, sheet rock and 31 new windows! Included is a 2 bedroom/1 bath single wide that you may live in or rent out. Also 3 RV parking spaces! Your options for income are endless with this property! Last chance lodging for many miles in this non-registered historical property! Call now! ~ Christy Marsing-Barber, Owner/Broker Cascadia Mt. Realty 541-786-1613 Call or text. Licensed in the state of Oregon 4/8

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. “There’s no place like home… in Sherman County” 4/8

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

PORTRAIT SESSIONS AVAILABLE  I’m currently booking portrait sessions, events, and weddings for the spring/summer season. Weather it’s for a special event or to capture a moment in your life let me know and I’ll capture it for you to look back on forever. Seniors, family sessions, newborns, engagements, and more!   I offer a 100% money back guarantee on all photo sessions, and will give you the high resolution files so you can do the printing on your own, or I’ll send off photos to my professional lab if you would prefer. Contact me now to book a session before my calendar fills up. ~ Jeremy Lanthorn,, (541) 993-2446


GRANNY TUNE-UPS. Granny Tune-ups by Computer Tech at Seckora Consulting by remote access [or on site]! Great customer service! (855) 340-0143.


LEAN-TO CAFÉ DAILY SPECIALS. Did you know we serve breakfast until 11 a.m.? Ham, bacon or sausage with eggs or steak and eggs. 541-442-5709.


LEAN-TO CAFÉ HISTORY TIDBITS! Photographs and 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. 3/25

SHERMAN COUNTY BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Sherman County businesses & services may be listed on the Sherman County website at under agri-business by town. Please contact Sherman County Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez






Volunteer for the Sherman County Food Bank The Sherman County Food Bank will soon be going through a change in operations.  If you would like to volunteer your time to this ongoing endeavor, please contact Jill Harrison at 541-993-5513. 

Volunteers Needed for Sherman Middle School Track Team  We are excited to have 30 participants in our 5th – 8th grade track and field program this year.  However, with such great participation, our two coaches could use some help.  For many programs, volunteers are the foundation of athletic programs and we could use another one or two to help provide our student/athletes with a rewarding experience.  The season extends until May 6th, but the commitment does not necessarily need to be five days a week. If anyone is interested, please contact Bill Blevins at Sherman Jr./Sr. High School 541-565-3500  3/25

Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program Steering Committee


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 4/1


CERTIFIED LIFEGUARD.  Certified Lifeguard who is available June 17-19 for a fun camp-out with a bunch of awesome Sherman County kids!  Please contact: Cindy Brown, 4-H and Healthy Living, OSU Sherman County Extension, 66365 Lonerock Rd., Moro OR 97039 541-565-3230 office   541-993-5291 cell  3/25


OLD BOWLING BALLS. Old bowling balls any condition or size. Contact 541-333-2280. 3/25


HOMESTEAD LOT. Local family with young children wanting to move out of city limits; looking to purchase scab ground or other property not in use. We’d prefer 5-10 acres on the outskirts of Moro or Wasco and are open to renovating an older house or building new- preferably on a homestead lot with utilities established. We are stable and hardworking, and our goal is to find a home for long term in the County. We are also willing to work around crop access, and would be happy to sign a right of first refusal/offer with the property owner. Please spread the word. You can call Mike (541-993-1963) or Amber DeGrange (541-980-5232). 3/25


YEARBOOKS. Looking for 1982 and 1983 Sherman High School Annuals for a gift. Please contact Doris at 541-993-3557             3/25




2. Calendar (new or corrected)

Is it true?

Is it fair to all concerned?

Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

Will it be beneficial to all concerned?



25-July 4 Maryhill Museum The Big Painting Show

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

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

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

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

25 Ice Age Flood Program 7 Discovery Center

25 Good Friday

27 Easter

28 Winter Sports Award Program 7 SJSHS

28 Photography Club 7 Sherman Public/School Library meeting room

30 James Weir Agricultural Science & Technology Center Open 2 SJSHS

31 Deadline for Removal of Studded Tires


2 Celebration of Life | Peggy Clay 11 1st Baptist Church, Grass Valley

2-3 Spring Horse & Mule Farming Days, Pomeroy, WA

4 Lower John Day/Area Commission on Transportation 10-2 Rufus

6 Sherman County Court 9

7 Sherman County Public/School Library Board Meeting 3-5

8 Wasco-Sherman Bull Tour, Wasco

8-9-10 13th Annual Columbia River Cowboy Gathering

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

15-16-17/21-22-23 Mid-Columbia Lions’ Follies Hood River

16 Maryhill Museum Spring Fling Luncheon & Fashion Program 1-3

20 Sherman County Court 9

23 Cottonwood Canyon State Park Volunteer Day 10-3

27 Tri-County Courts 10 Condon

22-24 4-H Eastern Oregon Leadership Retreat for 8th-12th Graders


3 Sherman County Weed District Board Meeting 7

4 Sherman County Court 9

6 Ag, Household, Small Biz Hazardous Waste Collection 10-2 Sherman Road Dept.

6 Little Wheats Day Care Fundraising Paint Nite

7 Wasco County Pioneers’ Reunion | Calvary Baptist Church, The Dalles

8 Mother’s Day

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

10 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

10 Sherman County Public/School Library Board Meeting 6:30

19 Sherman County Court 9

21 Armed Services Day

30 Memorial Day


3-5 Mid-Columbia Junior Livestock Show in Tygh Valley

12 4-H Meat Goat Showmanship Clinic, Prineville

14 Flag Day

17-19 4-H Camp-Out 4th-6th Graders, Weston

18 Vada’s 90th Birthday Celebration TBA

19 Father’s Day

20 First Day of Summer


4 Independence Day

16-19 Goldendale Rodeo Bible Camp (senior)

16 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum American Indian Trade Blankets 

20-23 Goldendale Rodeo Bible Camp (junior)


22-28 Sherman County Fair, Moro


5 Labor Day

22 First Day of Autumn


10 Columbus Day


6 Daylight Saving Time Ends

8 Election Day

11 Veterans Day

24 Thanksgiving


7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

21 First Day of Winter

24 Christmas Eve

25 Christmas

31 New Year’s Eve