Sherman County eNews #148

CONTENT

  1. Sherman High School Graduates Receive Over $126,000 in Scholarship Awards

  2. Public Meeting Announcement: Sherman County School District, June 13

  3. Public Meeting Announcement: Sherman County School District, June 13

  4. Traveling Lantern at Sherman County Public/School Library, June 14

  5. Sherman County Court Notes, June 8

  6. Discover More about Your Ancestors, June 22

  7. Rural Road Safety Tips – Slow Moving Vehicles

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


“Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us.” —Thomas Jefferson (1775)


1.Sherman High School Graduates Receive Over $126,000 in Scholarship Awards

~ Bill Blevins, Sherman County School District

Logo.Sherman High SchoolOn June 4th, 2016 the Sherman High School commencement ceremony for the class of 2016 took place.  The graduates were overwhelmingly supported by their parents, family, teachers, school board and our wonderful community members.  We are so proud of all of our graduates.  This year’s salutatorian and Outstanding Senior Girl was Hollee Kaseberg with a grade point average of 3.89 and Wyatt Stutzman as our valedictorian and Outstanding Senior Boy with a grade point average of 3.98.

On June 2, 2016, students from the Sherman High School class of 2016 were collectively presented with over $126,000 in scholarships awards for their continuing education.  Congratulations to all of our graduates!  Following is a list of scholarship awards.

Carlos Ambriz

Mr. Husky Award

 

Ken Earl

OAKS/Smarter Balanced Assessment

 

Alex Fields

Charles Davis | Sherman County Court

OAKS/Smarter Balanced Assessment Award

Walter & Helen Bruckert Trust

 

Hunter Grenvik

Mr. Husky Award

OAKS/Smarter Balanced Assessment

 

Jeanna Hill

Charles Davis | Sherman County Court

Dave Miller Memorial

OAKS/Smarter Balanced Assessment

 

Hollee Kaseberg

Charles Davis | Sherman County Court

Don and Susie Thompson Memorial

Dorotha Moore Leadership

OAKS/Smarter Balanced Assessment

OSEA Chapter 120

Raleigh T Curtis Memorial

Walter & Helen Bruckert Trust

 

Brett Lane

Charles Davis | Sherman County Court

Nina Rhinehart Fleckenstein

 

Luke Lawrence

Mr. Husky Award

 

Bethany Lohrey

Charles Davis | Sherman County Court

Nina Rhinehart Fleckenstein

 

Logan Raczykowski

Charles Davis | Sherman County Court

Dave Miller Memorial

Nina Rhinehart Fleckenstein

Walter & Helen Bruckert Trust

 

Elvia Rubio

Charles Davis | Sherman County Court

Jill Moreau Memorial

Michael Simantel Citizenship

Nina Rhinehart Fleckenstein

OAKS/Smarter Balanced Assessment

Walter & Helen Bruckert Trust

 

Wyatt Stutzman

Charles Davis | Sherman County Court

Jerry DuBois Memorial

Mr. Husky Award

Northwest Farm Credit Services

OAKS/Smarter Balanced Assessment

Oregon Wheat Foundtion

Walter & Helen Bruckert Trust

 

Jasmine Wilson

Charles Davis | Sherman County Court

OAKS/Smarter Balanced Assessment

Walter & Helen Bruckert Trust


2. Public Meeting Announcement: Sherman County School District, June 13

Logo.Sherman High SchoolThe Sherman County School District Architectural Design Committee will hold a Meeting on Monday, June 13, 2016 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Sherman County Public/School Library in Moro, Oregon.  Agenda Items for the meeting include a tour of the elementary wing, a review of the finalized Option 5 design, a budget update and the prioritization of the remaining alternate options.


3. Public Meeting Announcement: Sherman County School District, June 13

Logo.Sherman High SchoolThe Sherman County School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2016. This meeting will be held in the meeting room of the Sherman Jr./Sr. High School/Public Library.

 

 

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4. Traveling Lantern at Sherman County Public/School Library, June 14

10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 14 at the
Sherman County Public/School Library in Moro
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents “Vladimir Goes for Gold!”

A young athlete takes you on an Olympic adventure! Meet Vladimir Cashewninski: Champion Badminton player and sole athlete from the tiny People’s Republic of Insurgistan, as he prepares to compete at the Olympic Games. The night before his big day, he has an enthralling dream that takes him to Ancient Olympia, where he meets the Olympic Herald and teams up with the audience to explore the first Olympic Games.
All ages welcome!


5. Sherman County Court Notes, June 8

~ By Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez

(A brief summary of topics addressed – not official minutes. For details, please see the official approved minutes posted after the July 6th Court session on the Sherman County website at www.co.sherman.or.us)

The Sherman County Court met in special session on June 8, 2016, and, in conducting the business of the County,

  • met with David Slaght, Tom Peterson, and David Spangler from Oregon State Parks;
  • discussed issues with the locked gate placed at the Starvation Lane take-out;
  • heard the Conditional Use Permit for the property at the end of Starvation Lane specifies the property is not to be developed and used to expand into parking and camping; no developed take-out point was included in the Comprehensive Plan;
  • explained the reason for the gate placed to block access stemmed from overuse of the take-out and trying to protect local access; adjustments have been made to the original plan and other adjustments will continue to be made;
  • opened up for public comment and heard a variety of statements;
  • heard the Comprehensive Plan will need to be changed to include a developed take-out point at Starvation Lane and a process will need to be followed that includes public hearings and amendments;
  • approved unlocking the gate and leaving it unlocked until another solution can be found to the overuse of the area; a committee will be formed to help find long-term solutions for the Starvation Lane access point.

6. Discover More about Your Ancestors, June 22

 The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society is sponsoring its first open forum research session from 1:00 – 3:00 pm on June 22, 2016 at the White Salmon Community Library . The session is free and public is invited.

tree bareShare your knowledge about genealogical research and learn from others in this first open forum.  Bring your laptops or other devices.  Beginners and seasoned researchers are all welcome to this FREE session sponsored by the Columbia Gorge Genealogy Society.

 

Date:  Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Time:  1 – 3:00 p.m.

Place:  White Salmon Valley Community Library – Meeting Room

77 NE Wauna Ave.

White Salmon, WA


7. Rural Road Safety Tips – Slow Moving Vehicles

~ Oregon Farm Bureau Health & Safety Committee Brochure

sign_slowFor many Oregon farmers, summer is the busiest time of year. By July, harvest of major crops like grass seed and wheat is in full swing. It’s not unusual for a farmer to spend 14-hour days on a tractor out in the field. Some farmers have acreage spread over a wide-region and must drive large, slow-moving swathers, combines, or trucks down a stretch of rural road to reach a field.

Driving a large piece of equipment on a highway is legal and often a necessary part of harvest; but it can pose a safety risk for both farmers and motorists without caution, courtesy, and patience.

Farm equipment, designed for speeds 15 mph to 25 mph, is required to have a reflective, triangular, orange-and-red, slow-moving-vehicle sign displayed on its rear. This sign  is a warning for the driver following it to slow down immediately.  If you are driving 66 mph it takes only 8 seconds to close the distance of a football field between you and the tractor.

Rural Road Safety Tips:

* If you decide to pass farm equipment on the road, please do so with caution.
* Be watchful of vehicles behind you that may also try to pass.
* If you must enter the oncoming lane of traffic, do not proceed unless you can see clearly ahead of both you and the vehicle you will pass.
* If there are any curves or hills ahead that may block your view or the view of oncoming vehicles, do not pass.
* Do not pass if you are in a designated “No Passing Zone” or within 100 feet of any intersection, railroad grade crossing, bridge, elevation structure, or tunnel.
* Do not assume that a farm vehicle that pulls to the right side of the road is going to turn right or is letting you pass. Due to the size of some farm implements, the farmer must make wide left-hand turns. If you are unsure, check the operator’s hand signals and look at the left side of the road for gates or driveways.

The OFB Rural Road Safety brochure can be downloaded at www.oregonfb.org, or request as many free copies as you’d like from Anne Marie Moss, annemarie@oregonfb.org, 503.399.1701.


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

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7 Otherworldly Stargazing Spots  http://traveloregon.com/trip-ideas/itineraries/7-otherworldly-stargazing-spots/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Summer%20enews%3A%20stargazing&utm_campaign=Summer%20Seasonal%20June%202016

22 Facts You May Not Have Known about Agricultural Trade  https://medium.com/usda-results/22-trade-facts-e459317ed0e2#.e7qfi5auv

The Grommet: Unique Gifts & Innovative Products by the Makers https://www.thegrommet.com/

“The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous whilst they continue to hold their public trust.” —James Madison (1788)

Opinion. Sen. Warren: Trump is a “Thin-skinned Fraud” http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Warren-Trump/2016/06/09/id/733043/

Opinion. Stossel: No, not Trump or Clinton. Voters really do have another choice http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/06/08/stossel-no-not-trump-or-clinton-voters-really-do-have-another-choice.html

Leftmedia Declare Clinton the Winner  http://patriotpost.us/posts/43056

Commentary: FBI Suspect Claims Democrat Nomination  http://patriotpost.us/posts/43089

Howard Zinn’s History Lessons  https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/howard-zinns-history-lessons

Powerful Letter Rape Victim Read to her Attacker, June 3, 2016  https://www.buzzfeed.com/katiejmbaker/heres-the-powerful-letter-the-stanford-victim-read-to-her-ra?utm_term=.aqlD28gxJ#.ynnN06pYG


 

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Sherman County eNews #147

CONTENT

  1. Celebrating the Columbia River Highway Centennial – Part Two
  2. Library Book Club, June 21 
  3. “Sticks in Stacks” at Sherman County Public/School Library Thursday, June 9.
  4. Author Talk: Building the Columbia River Highway – They Said it Couldn’t be Done
  5. When No One is Looking
  6. Strengthening Families Program to Start, Sept. 26
  7. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

The Observer, Moro, Oregon, reported, July 9, 1915, that the first party, H. A. Moore and wife and Harry Moore and wife and Gladra Watkins, to come to Sherman County over the Columbia River highway made the trip in 8 hours, 12 if counting for car troubles.


1.Celebrating the Columbia River Highway Centennial – Part Two

Car.PremierHere’s a great package put together by Ted Burney at ODOT: https://www.yousendit.com/download/cUJVdFdWT005eFZBSXNUQw (Great shot of Thomas Lauderdale at the keyboards and everyone singing!) Feel free to share in your social media!

Check out this Bike Portland story – lots of photos! http://bikeportland.org/2016/06/07/centennial-event-marks-a-new-era-for-the-historic-columbia-river-highway-185107 (Bike Portland has over 100K readers locally, regionally, nationally).

Outstanding Oregonian/Oregonlive story:  http://www.oregonlive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/06/100_years_in_the_gorge_oregon.html (Nice callout to the Wyden/Merkley resolution.)

Oregonian/Oregonlive photos:  http://photos.oregonlive.com/4450/gallery/oregon_celebrates_100_years_of/index.html#/0

Portland Tribune:Happy 100th, Columbia River Highway!”

Portland Monthly: http://www.pdxmonthly.com/articles/2016/5/19/the-columbia-river-highway-turns-100

Related by Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum:

WAAAM celebrates highway’s 100thhttp://www.waaamuseum.org/


2. Library Book Club, June 21 

bookStackThe Library Book Club will be meeting at 6:00 p.m., June 21. Please join us for discussion of “The Lake House” by Kate Morton, even if you haven’t read the book! To request a hold on a copy, e-mail shermanlibrary@sherman.k12.or.us or call 541-565-3279.


3.  “Sticks in Stacks” at Sherman County Public/School Library Thursday, June 9.

books.boySocial 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 or email shermanlibrary@sherman.k12.or.us.


4. Author Talk: Building the Columbia River Highway – They Said it Couldn’t be Done

WHO: Author Peg Willis

WHAT: Author Talk on the Historic Columbia River Highwy

WHERE: Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Hood River

WHEN: 2nd Saturday,  June 11, at 1 p.m. 

INFO: http://www.waaamuseum.org/

An Artist’s Dream, an Engineer’s Nightmare – Join Author Peg Willis at WAAAM June 11 for a Talk on the Historic Columbia River Highway.

When nine-hundred-foot ice age floods carved the Columbia River Gorge through the Cascade Mountains to the sea, little space was left for man to form a highway of his own. It took an artist-poet-engineer extraordinaire to conquer this reluctant piece of real estate and produce the nation’s first scenic highway. In addition to some lesser known heroes of the day, you’ll meet Sam Hill, the mover and shaker, and Samuel Lancaster, the polio survivor, who turned modern engineering on its ear to create a “poem in stone.” Today, Oregon’s historic Columbia River Highway is hidden among the trees, where it meanders past spectacular waterfalls and dramatic views. Ride along with Peg Willis as she explores the beginnings of this miracle highway and the men who created it.


5. When No One is Looking

How would you describe your own character? What do we mean when we use that particular word? Today, let’s talk briefly about “character.”

If someone was described to you as having a fine character, would you know what that meant? There is a good chance that you would. You would probably understand that the subject was moral or ethical strength – what some people call integrity.

But how do you know when someone – even yourself – has good character? Well, for one thing, you can see the evidence. Character is revealed in our actions, in the values that we live by. It begins building in early life, in our family. If we are loved and accepted, if we are consistently treated with respect, we grow up free from the burden of trying to prove our worth, free to develop integrity of character. Schools, churches and workplaces can help build character too – positively or negatively.

Some folks believe that people also shape their own character. If you would like to do this in a more conscious way, you can start by asking yourself: “What are some qualities I value?” Do they include honesty, compassion, discipline, perseverance, kindness, courage, forgiveness, and enthusiasm?  There are others you will think of, as well.  Now, what are some actions you could take which would demonstrate those qualities? What could you do to build these qualities into your own character, so that behaving in these ways becomes second nature?

Character could be defined as, “who you are when no one is looking.” As you think about these things, remember that there is a great deal of information available to help you. Search your local online bookseller and you will find hundreds of thousands of philosophy titles. Libraries of all kinds have whole sections devoted to philosophy.

And if you look deep enough, you will find a wealth of information inside you. ~ The Pacific Institute


6. Strengthening Families Program to Start, Sept. 26

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

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The Gift of an Ordinary Day   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olSyCLJU3O0&feature=share

Teton Farmer Specializes in Ancient Wheat Subspecies  http://www.capitalpress.com/Idaho/20160607/teton-farmer-specializes-in-ancient-wheat-subspecies?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_Capital_Press

 

TWA 800: The Great Untold Story of Our Time
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/06/twa_800_the_great_untold_story_of_our_time.html

Bill of Rights – 3rd Amendment – Gun Control for Dummies  https://www.youtube.com/embed/F584p5kJL-U?rel=0

Weston-McEwen High School Pipes, Drums & Military Band from Athena might just have found the perfect venue — the flight deck of the USS Intrepid  http://www.eastoregonian.com/eo/local-news/20160606/bagpipers-head-to-manhattan

Hillary Clinton’s Own College Problem  http://freedomoutpost.com/hillary-clintons-own-college-problem/

Opinion. Bernie Sanders, the Non-Jewish Jew and Non-American American  http://townhall.com/columnists/dennisprager/2016/06/07/creators-oped-n2174531?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

Opinion. The dangerous new age of global autarky  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-dangerous-new-age-of-autarky/2016/06/06/7338791e-2c21-11e6-b5db-e9bc84a2c8e4_story.html?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_opinions