Sherman County eNews #104

20 April 2016


  1. Sherman School District Spring Sports, Updated

  2. Sherman County Public/School Library Events, Updated

  3. REMINDER: North Sherman Pre-school, Inc. Open Enrollment, April 21

  4. Oregon State Police Seeks Public’s Assistance for Bighorn Ram Poached, Gilliam County

  5. The Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) Reward Program

  6. Wise Guides | Mentors

1. Sherman School District Spring Sports, Updated


  • The JH Track Meet this Friday will start @ 3:30 instead of 4:00 @ The Dalles Wahtonka Site, the bus will depart @ 1:30, dismissal from class @ 1:20.
  • The Baseball game vs. Weston McEwen in Athena on Saturday has been changed to 11:00AM.

2. Sherman County Public/School Library Events, Updated

  • There will be no “Sticks in Stacks” at the Sherman County Public/School Library on Thursday, April 21.


3. REMINDER: North Sherman Pre-school, Inc. Open Enrollment, April 2

boy.telephonetalkNorth Sherman Pre-School Inc. is holding an open enrollment for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. If your child will be 3 years old by September 1, 2016, please stop in at North Sherman Pre-School Inc. on Thursday, April 21st at 6:00 PM to register. We are located in the City of Wasco at 903 Barnett Street (Old Wasco Grade School), phone 541-442-5002. North Sherman Pre-School, Inc. is committed to quality care and learning for all children.

We know the first years of life build the foundation for lifelong learning and success. That’s why we are among the first child care and early learning programs in the state to participate and receive a 5 -Star QRIS rating! North Sherman Pre-School Inc. is here to provide a quality, low cost preschool that will be easily accessible to the residents of Sherman County and to help families connect with needed services.

North Sherman Pre-School Inc. is proud to be an important part of Sherman County’s community. Here, you will find an environment where your child will learn, grow, and have fun. You will find a creative environment for your child to explore through dramatic play, art, library, music & movement, outdoor exploration, Zoo Phonics, and Handwriting Without Tears. In addition to Creative Curriculum, which includes blocks, science, table toys, sensory tables, as well as large and small group activities. Each child is an unique and learns at his or her own rate, which is why we look at each child individually and plan lessons around their development. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. North Sherman Pre-School Inc. has a close working relationship with ABC Huskies Daycare which allows for a smooth transition for children needing afternoon care. In addition, North Sherman Preschool Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization which is administered by a five member board. Please contact North Sherman Pre-School Inc. directly at 541-442-5002, if you are interested in enrolling your child age 3-5, would like to become a Board Member, or make a tax deductible donation.

4. Oregon State Police Seeks Public’s Assistance After Bighorn Ram Poached, Gilliam County

~ Oregon State Police  April 19th, 2016 1:02 PM

sheep.ram1On Sunday April 10th, 2016 at approximately 6:00PM the Oregon State Police received several reports from passing motorist’s about a bighorn sheep near milepost 118 on Interstate 84 (east of Rufus). The callers reported that the sheep was in an unusual position and was possibly dead. The deceased ram was located by OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers in a rock slide near the highway. A necropsy determined the ram had been shot with a firearm and left to waste.

There is no indication that this incident has any connection to the killing of two rams the week before just east of this location. The Oregon State Police is requesting any person with information on this incident to contact Senior Trooper Jubitz at 541-705-5330. A Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) reward of up to $500.00 is available for information that leads to an arrest. Call 1-800-452-7888. No further information will be released as this is an ongoing investigation.

5. The Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) Reward Program

binocularThe Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) reward program is sponsored by the Oregon Hunters Association. Rewards are paid for information leading to the arrest/conviction of person(s) for the illegal possession, killing, taking, and/or waste of deer, elk, antelope, bear, cougar, big horn sheep, mountain goat, moose, and/or game birds. TIP rewards can also be given for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and/or large numbers of any fish listed in Oregon statute as a game fish.

In addition, a reward may be issued for information that results in an arrest/conviction of a person who has illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who “work” the system and falsely apply for resident licenses and/or tags are not legally hunting and/or angling and are considered poachers. Increasing damage to wildlife habitat by off-road vehicles prompted the Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) in 2009 to create the Natural Resources Reward Program that offers a $200 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone causing natural resources damage by the illegal use of motorized vehicles and is similar to its highly successful TIP program. * $100 Game Fish * $100 Upland Birds * $200 Habitat * $250 Deer, Bear, Antelope, and Cougar * $500 Elk, Big Horn Sheep, Moose, and Mountain Goat

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)

6. Wise Guides | Mentors

~ The Pacific Institute

What is a mentor? What is that mentors do? Can having a mentor help you succeed? These are good questions to be asking, and today we’re going to be answering them.

The origin story of the word “mentor” comes from Greek mythology. The person of Mentor was a friend of Odysseus, who took on the responsibility of tutoring Odysseus’ son Telemachus. The name has since become the definition of a faithful and wise adviser. If you study successful individuals throughout history, you will usually find a highly-prized mentor in each person’s background.

These days, there are many sophisticated tools available to help those who want to be successful. An internet search will come up with millions of references. Still, one of the most valuable assets anyone can have is also one of the oldest. This is where a mentor comes in – someone who can help you learn the ropes, find your way around obstacles, and chart a course that will get you where you want to go.

Mention the subject with those friends or relatives you consider successful, whether they are in business or one of the professions, sports, the arts, or any other field of endeavor, and you will find that each has had the benefit of at least one mentor. Very often, they’ve had many more than that.

Mentors are people who have achieved success themselves and want to pass along what they’ve learned to others. They don’t usually tell you what to do – that’s not their role – but they do help you weigh your options and think through decisions.

So here are a couple more questions: Who are you mentoring and who is mentoring you?