Sherman County eNews #13

CONTENT

  1. Sherman School District Basketball Update, Jan. 16

  2. Sherman 4-H Enrollment – Time to Join 4-H

  3. ODOT Warning of Snow Now, Water Next

  4. Hydropower Answering the Cold Weather Call, Columbia & Snake River Dams Crank Out the Power

  5. President Obama’s unilateral expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

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


1. Sherman School District Basketball Update, Jan.  16

Middle School Basketball

January 16, 2017 – Sherman at Arlington (5/6 boys and 7/8 girls at 11:00, 5/6 girls and 7/8 boys at 12:00) bus departs the school at 9:15, Wasco at 9:25 and Biggs at 9:35


2. Sherman 4-H Enrollment – Time to Join 4-H

4-H clover1Yahoo, it’s a new year in 4-H in 2017!  Kids….time to join Sherman 4-H and get enrolled now.  4-H is a national, state and local program coordinated by state land grant universities, as an educational and outreach program to develop good citizens in our country.

4-H is a youth development program where kids get to do things usually only adults do…”learning by doing”….select, care for and raise livestock, take photographs for exhibition, learn how to cook a variety of foods, participate in clinics and workshops to learn more about livestock or healthy living, sew their own clothing or craft items for home, make money and keep track of records, cook outdoors and learn how to can fruit or make jerky, be part of an organization and participate in meetings, and more!

4-H also means spring break and summer camps, fun outdoor adventures, youth leadership opportunities, 4-H Summer Conference at the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, and travel opportunities nationally and internationally.  Learn more about 4-H:  http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/about/general-info

4-H is for youth ages 9 to 19 (as of September 1, 2016).  The divisions are:  Juniors ages 9-11 (yes, this includes older 3rd graders); Intermediates ages 12-14; and Seniors 15-19 (and still in high school).

CloverBud 4-H is for kids ages 5-8 as of September 1, 2016, and is simply for fun gatherings and learning activities.  If your child is of that age and you’d like to lead a CloverBud group or gathering, let the Sherman Extension Office know.

Current Sherman County 4-H clubs and leaders are:

Goat…………………………………………………..Miranda & Ryan Owens

Beef…………………………………………….……..Sandi & Doug Martin

Sheep…………………………………………….…..Stephen Fritts

Swine………………………………………………….Samantha Roberts-Smith & Brennah Sarkkinen

Horse………………………………………………….Jill Jones

Poultry………………………………………………..DeeAnn Ramos & Jen McLeod

Rabbit/Guinea Pig……………………………….Melissa Montesanti

Junk Drawer Robotics………………………….DeeAnn Ramos

LEGO Robotics……………………………………..Andrew Pflaum & Deanna Christiansen

Shooting………………………………………………Dowan Jones

Sewing………………………………………………….(New leaders needed..ours “retired”!)

Photography………………………………………..Jeremy Lanthorn (new leader, thank you!)

Cooking/Baking……………………………………Marylou Martin & Jeanne Kuettel

Outdoor Cooking/Food Preservation…..Cindy Brown

Adults, if you have a wonderful hobby or interest that you would like to share with youth, consider holding a workshop at the Extension Office….or volunteer to be a club leader.  A minimum of 6 4-H club meetings are required each year, and the folks at the Extension Office help you with all the paperwork and scheduling tasks.

We especially would like adults with an interest in crafts, sewing, knitting/crocheting, gardening, carpentry, welding, fishing, shooting, outdoor activities, or science/technology to give our Sherman kids more opportunities.

Cindy Brown, 4-H and Healthy Living, OSU Sherman County Extension

66365 Lonerock Rd, Moro OR 97039   541-565-3230 office


 3. ODOT Warning of Snow Now, Water Next

raindropBEND – With so much snow accumulating in Central Oregon due to the recent storms, ODOT Region Manager Bob Bryant is advising all concerned to be prepared for potential flooding.

“Everyone in Central Oregon should be preparing for the next weather event, says Bryant.  “Melting snow will turn into water, lots of water, and that water will likely lead to flooding and we need to begin preparing for that now”, he adds.

ODOT has already begun to anticipate flooding by removing as much snow as possible from US20 in Bend, along 3rd Street and Greenwood Avenue.  This will help crews identify where the street drains are located and open them up for the coming thaw.

Beyond that, Bryant is advising business operators and home owners to identify the potential for flooding and prepare for it by clearing drains or obtaining sandbags to prevent flooding where possible.

“People need to act now”, says Bryant, “because with rising temperatures and rain in the forecast, the potential for highway and local flooding is on the rise.”


4. Hydropower Answering the Cold Weather Call, Columbia & Snake River Dams Crank Out the Power

electric.linePortland, Ore. — Prolonged subfreezing temperatures across the Pacific Northwest are driving power demand to its highest levels in nearly 10 years–topping out on Friday, Jan. 6 at 10,943 megawatts. That’s enough electricity to power nearly eight million homes.

In recent days, power demand has moved above 10,000 MW. Although electricity demands exceeding 10,000 MW are uncommon, Friday’s peak is not a record; that honor goes to the year 1990, when BPA’s system reached an all-time-high of 11,970 MW.

The January 6 peak was the highest BPA has seen since 2009, when winter demand reached 11,561 MW. For perspective, one MW is enough electricity to power 700 average sized homes.

The bulk of this BPA supplied electricity comes from 10 federal dams, six on the Columbia River and four on the Lower Snake. These dams are part of the Federal Columbia River Power System that encompasses 31 federal dams and one nuclear power plant, the Columbia Generating Station.

About BPA
The Bonneville Power Administration, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a nonprofit federal power marketer that sells wholesale electricity from 31 federal dams and one nuclear plant to 142 electric utilities, serving millions of consumers and businesses in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana and parts of California, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. BPA delivers power via more than 15,000 circuit miles of lines and 261 substations to 475 transmission customers. In all, BPA markets about a third of the electricity consumed in the Northwest and operates three-quarters of the region’s high-voltage transmission grid. BPA also funds one of the largest fish and wildlife programs in the world, and, with its partners, pursues cost-effective energy savings and operational solutions that help maintain affordable, reliable and carbon-free electric power for the Northwest. www.bpa.gov


5. President Obama’s unilateral expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

WASHINGTON, DC– U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) issued the following statement on President Obama’s unilateral expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument:

“With this designation, the outgoing administration is locking up more of our public lands through a process that cut out many in the surrounding communities. It appears like it was rigged from the beginning. I’ve heard from landowners and county commissioners who were not even consulted in the crafting of the proposal. The Clinton Administration similarly rushed to declare the original Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument at the last minute without the necessary work upfront. As a result, I had to come back and legislate a solution around Soda Mountain. It is unfortunate that the current administration has followed the same failed pattern. I will work with the Trump Administration to do what we can to roll back this midnight expansion.”


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

time.hourglass.aniBeautifully… Happy New Year https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/Rtajxo8d7js?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0

Editorial: It’s time for public records reform http://www.dailyastorian.com/editorials/20170112/editorial-its-time-for-public-records-reform

The Bush Sisters Write to the Obama Sisters  http://time.com/4632036/bush-sisters-obama-sisters/

Obama Team Offers Words of Advice for Trump, Life at 1600  http://time.com/white-house-interviews/

Utah Rep. Mia Love Calls for Single Subject Bills in Congress  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865670967/Utah-Rep-Mia-Love-renews-call-for-single-subject-bills-in-Congress.html

Over 98% of mass shootings occurred on gun-free zones, research shows  http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/01/09/over-98-of-mass-shootings-occurred-on-gun-free-zones-research-shows/

Commentary. Memo to Meryl: A Simple “Thank You” Would Have Sufficed http://bernardgoldberg.com/memo-to-meryl-a-simple-thank-you-would-have-sufficed/

Have You Ever Heard The Term ‘Piss Poor?’ I Had No Idea It Comes From This! Fascinating! http://healthanddiytips.com/ever-heard-term-piss-poor-no-idea-comes-fascinating/

 

Best Selling Singer, Music Artist or Band From Each U.S. State http://brilliantmaps.com/best-selling-music-usa/

The Daily Signal http://dailysignal.com/

Explosives considered to clear ice from Snake River http://eastoregonian.or.newsmemory.com/?token=c2721e9b9dccbde0dc27ecd0018ffc59_587925a9_40a1e6&selDate=20170113&utm_source=emailMarketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email+stats

Trump’s Model First Press Conference http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/01/trumps_model_first_press_conference.html

These 8 Websites Will Help Improve Your Computer Skills http://www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?emailid=24195

Vertical Maze Dubai  https://safeshare.tv/x/cIyVNoY3_L4#v


 

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