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

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