Sherman County eNews #89


  1. Sherman County’s Center for Living Invites You, April 5
  2. North Central Public Health District Board Executive Committee 3 The Dalles
  3. The Learning Channel | Sundays
  4.  Columbia River Gorge 1st Scenic Highway “Centennial Season of Celebration”
  5.  Rep. Walden’s efforts to maintain life-saving emergency medical services for patients
  6. School Garden Workshops for Students, Teachers and Volunteers
  7. March Weather: Sherman Experiment Station, Moro, Oregon
  8. Wheatacres Ranch Trail Challenge, June 5
  9. Links: Investigate ~ Search ~ Probe ~ Examine ~ Research ~ Study ~ Think

1. Sherman County’s Center for Living Invites You, April 5

Sherman County’s Center for Living



This gathering’s purpose is to openly discuss concerns, and ask questions around Emotional Health & Balance






For more info call Christine 541 565 3149.


2. North Central Public Health District Board Executive Committee 3 The Dalles

The North Central Public Health District Board Executive Committee will be meeting Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at North Central Public Health District, located at 419 E. 7th Street, in the Main Meeting Room (Annex A), in The Dalles, Oregon.  This meeting is open to the general public.

3. The Learning Channel

Who do you think you are? | Sundays 9/8c

Long Lost Family | Sundays 10/9c

4. Columbia River Gorge Communities Plan “Centennial Season of Celebration” for America’s First Scenic Highway

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, OR/WA (March 30, 2016) – America’s first scenic highway, the Historic Columbia River Highway, turns 100 in 2016. In celebration, ‘a surprise around every corner’ is being promised by Oregon and Washington communities throughout the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, with events and exhibits planned for the public. Exhibits are now underway at both ends of the Historic Highway, including the “King of Roads” exhibit at Troutdale Historic Society, featuring photographs and stories of the people who made the building of the highway possible and “Sam Hill and the Columbia River Highway” at Maryhill Museum of Art, an exhibition of black and white prints showing both construction photos of the highway and early scenic views of the Columbia River Gorge, among many other programs planned at of the former home of the Historic Highway’s visionary, Samuel Hill, now Maryhill Museum of Art.

5. Rep. Walden backs effort to maintain life-saving emergency medical services for patients

American flag2MEDFORD – Speaking at the Medford Rotary today, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced his support for a proposal in the U.S. House that would help maintain critical emergency medical services in Oregon and nationwide. The Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act (H.R. 4365) is a bipartisan bill that would make clear that emergency medical responders are allowed to administer controlled substances like anti-seizure medication and pain narcotics under the supervision of a doctor.


“Especially in rural areas, emergency medical providers do excellent work caring for patients. Unnecessary government red tape shouldn’t get in their way. This bill will help make sure that first responders can continue administering life-saving medicines to patients in emergency situations when they need them most,” Walden said.

Walden has heard from physicians and first responders in Jackson, Deschutes, Klamath, Wasco, Hood River, and Sherman counties about the importance of this bill. The Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act specifically clarifies that the current practice of physician medical directors overseeing care provided by first responders via “standing orders” is allowed and protected under the law.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has said that the current practice of “standing orders” may not be allowed under existing law, which has threatened the very existence of this life-saving practice. According to Dr. Paul Rostykus, an emergency physician in Jackson County, “In emergency situations, when seconds or minutes count, ‘standing orders’ are essential for EMS providers to be able to immediately administer DEA controlled substances to save lives and reduce suffering, such as for patients with seizures, breathing difficulties or severe pain from a broken femur.”

6. School Garden Workshops for Students, Teachers and Volunteers

Gorge Grown Food Network invites school garden fans, youth and sponsors to participate


Gorge Grown Food Network is hosting two exciting events this spring to support and celebrate regional school gardens. To register for these free events, contact Allison Vandenberg-Daves at before the registration deadline, April 15.


School Garden Training Workshop

April 22nd, 2016

Oregon State University Extension Office

2990 Experiment Station Dr.

Hood River, OR 97031

9:00 am – 4:00 pm


4th Annual School Garden Symposium

May 17th, 2016

CAPS School

Historic Columbia River Hwy,

Corbett, OR 97019


The School Garden Training is geared for teachers, garden volunteers, parents, and those interested in engaging with youth in school gardens. The workshops will include instruction and skill-sharing seminars on garden design and maintenance, forming a garden committee, fundraising, garden-based activities, addressing state standards through garden-based education, and more.

Participants will walk away with lesson plans and templates for strategic planning. Hood River’s OSU Extension Office will host the event, where attendees can explore the demonstration orchard and garden. Instructors will include Heidi Schmidgall of Cascade Mountain School, Rachel Suits of the OSU Extension Office, and Sarah Sullivan, Executive Director of Gorge Grown Food Network. Participants are encouraged to attend the entire training and can choose to attend the morning session from 9am-12pm, the afternoon session from 1pm-4pm, or both.

The School Garden Symposium provides the opportunity for enthusiastic middle and high school students to showcase their unique garden program. Students come together from around the Gorge to engage in hands-on activities and learn from each other outdoors in a day of garden-focused activities and demonstrations. This year, CAPS School in Corbett, Oregon is hosting the symposium. CAPS students will lead visitors through a historical and garden-based experience of the Underground Railroad. Participants can also look forward to sessions on garden inspired art and mushroom propagation. The symposium will run from 10am to 1pm on Tuesday, May 17.

Gorge Grown Food Network is seeking business and individual sponsors to support these free events.  To register or sponsor, visit or contact Allison Vandenberg-Daves at or 541-490-6420.

7. March Weather: Sherman Experiment Station, Moro, Oregon

You can find the April outlook and the March monthly climate summary AND GRAPHS (toggle between color and gray) for Moro at
— Dennis Hull- KB0NYC Warning Coordination Meteorologist 541-969-7136

8. Wheatacres Ranch Trail Challenge, June 5


Division Descriptions:

  • Open is for all exhibitors.
  • Novice is a horse or rider that has not won first place three times in prior trail competitions.
  • Youth is for competitors 15 years old and under.

Class Descriptions:

  • Arena: If it fits in the arena, it can be in the course!
  • Ranch: Obstacles outside the arena, including logs, rocks, and the “natural features” of a working farm.
  • Combined: A combination of obstacles from the Arena and Ranch classes.
  • Designer Challenge: A team of 2 riders to compete against the management’s time and score.  Jackpot class with 50% entry for prize, in a winner takes all.

General Rules

  • Anyone with a horse, mule or pony and enjoys the adventure and challenge of a trail course is eligible to compete!
  • Same horse may be ridden in different classes with different riders but not in the same class with different riders.
  • Dress like you would for a day on the trail. However, this is a competition and if it comes to a tiebreaker, the cleaner, neater package may be the difference. We do require all riders wear safe footwear (preferably boots with at least a ½ inch heel). You are encouraged to wear a helmet, all riders age 18 and under will be required to wear helmets. As for equipment, you may compete with the tack you would use in a trail ride, English or Western. Made sure it is safe and proper. You will not be disqualified for using two hands on a shank bit; however it may result in a lower score. Bosals and hackamores are permitted. No training devices allowed.
  • Patterns will be posted at 8:00 am the morning of competition. Competitors will be given the opportunity to walk the course prior to the start of the competition.
  • Obstacles will be judged with 3 refusals or 2 minutes allowed per obstacle.
  • All youth must be accompanied by an adult. No stallions are to be ridden by youth.
  • Judges and show management reserve the right to disqualify any entry for poor sportsmanship, horsemanship or abuse of any animal.
  • Should any question arise not provided for in the rules, the question shall be referred to the show committee whose decision will be final.
  • Smoking is not allowed on the grounds or in any buildings at Wheatacres Ranch.
  • Dogs are to be leashed or securely tied in a safe place away from horses, people & the competition at all times.
  • A warm up area will be provided. Please stay in the designated riding areas.
  • If it looks like an electric fence, assume it is and that is turned on!
  • Concessions provided by Sherman County High School Equestrian team members.

For entry forms, directions or information contact

Equine Mania, LLC

Carrie Kaseberg

69358 Wheatacres Road

Wasco, Oregon 97065


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


(RS) 2477 and Western lands

Pew Research | Fact Tank, News, Politics, Trends & Religion

Everything Michelle Obama Wore in Latin America


Pasadena Conference on Aging


Obama: How we can make our vision of a world without nuclear weapons a reality?


The American Thinker:


Commentary: The Four Foreign Policies