Sherman County eNews #35


  1. Sherman County High School Basketball Schedule Update, Feb. 3, 6

  2. Sherman County Driver Education Start Date Updated

  3. ‘Conversations with Funders’ to Offer Tips on Applying for $5 Million in Cultural Grants

  4. Supporting Change in Others

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

1. Sherman County High School Basketball Schedule Update, Feb. 3, 6

High School Basketball 

February 3, 2017 – Sherman vs South Wasco in Maupin has been CANCELLED.  We are currently looking at rescheduling options.

High School Basketball

February 6, 2017 –  Sherman vs South Wasco in Maupin (added game to original schedule), bus departs at 1:45

JV Girls – 3:30 (2 quarters only)

JV Boys – 4:30

Varsity Girls – 6:00

Varsity Boys – 7:30

2. Sherman County Driver Education Start Date Updated

car.teenParent/Student/Teacher Night – Thursday February 23, 2017  5:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Sherman County Library Conference Room. Dinner will be served 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Class 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The Student must have an Oregon Instruction Permit by February 23, 2017 and bring a copy of their permit to the Parent/Student/Teacher Night.

$75.00 fee for the class.

Class will start March 6, 2017 and go to June 1, 2017 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

The date of the class start day was changed due to state playoffs.

To print out a form you may go to the Sherman County website and click on Government then click on Driver Education or Forms may also be picked up and dropped off at the Sherman County High School Office.

For more information contact:

Paula King

Sherman County Driver Education



3. ‘Conversations with Funders’ to Offer Tips on Applying for $5 Million in Cultural Grants

teamworkPuzzleSalem, Oregon — How to apply for close to $5 million in grants offered this year will be the focus of “Conversations with Funders,” a nine-stop statewide tour Feb. 7-28 led by Oregon Cultural Trust Manager Aili Schreiner in partnership with the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage, Oregon Humanities and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office. Joined by representatives from the Oregon Community Foundation, Travel Oregon and the Regional Arts and Culture Council (Portland only), the group also will share information on statewide programming resources.

Organizations encouraged to attend “Conversations with Funders” include libraries, arts organizations, museums, cultural centers, historical societies, arts alliances, literary groups and heritage organizations. All cultural nonprofit organizations are welcome.

“There are more than 1,450 cultural nonprofits serving Oregonians,” said Schreiner. “We want to make sure they know about the grant funds and significant programming resources that are here to support them.”

Among the grant opportunities discussed will be the Cultural Trust’s 2018 Cultural Development Grants; grant guidelines are now posted on the Trust website for an application deadline of April 21:
(see details below).

“Conversations with Funders” begin Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Astoria and are scheduled in regional flights. Registration is not required.

The schedule is:

Oregon Coast — all events 3:45 — 6:15 p.m.
* Astoria: Tuesday, Feb. 7, McTavish Room, Liberty Theatre
(1203 Commercial St.)
* Newport: Wednesday, Feb. 8, Newport Performing Arts Center
(777 W Olive St.)
* Coos Bay: Thursday, Feb. 9, Coos History Museum (1210 N Front St.)

Salem, Portland, Pendleton — all events 3:45-6:15 p.m.
* Salem: Tuesday, Feb. 14, Willamette Heritage Center (1313 Mill St. SE)
* Portland: Wednesday, Feb. 15, Cerimon House (5131 NE 23rd Ave.)
* Pendleton: Thursday, Feb. 16, Pendleton Center for the Arts
(214 N Main St.)

Willamette Valley and Southern Oregon
* Medford: 2:30-5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, Adams Conference Room, Jackson County Library(205 S Central Ave.)
* Eugene: 1-3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, Downtown Eugene Public Library
(100 West 10th Ave.)

Central Oregon– all events 3:30-6:15 p.m.
* Sunriver: Tuesday, Feb. 28, Sunriver Area Public Library (56855 Venture Lane)

Oregon Cultural Trust Cultural Development Grants

The Cultural Trust’s Cultural Development Grants recognize and support significant cultural programs and projects through four grant categories: access; preservation; creativity; and capacity.

Cultural Development Grants represent one of three streams of annual funding the Cultural Trust provides to Oregon’s cultural nonprofits. Other funding includes grants to the Cultural Trust’s five statewide partners — to support their projects and respective grant programs — and to 45 county and tribal cultural coalitions that fund local initiatives and grants. In 2016 Cultural Trust funding totaled $2.9 million, made possible by donations from Oregonians who believe culture is central to Oregon’s unique quality of life.

2018 Cultural Development Grants are for projects and activities that will occur between Aug.1, 2017 and July 30, 2018. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017.

For more information on “Conversations with Funders” contact Schreiner at or 503-986-0089. More on the Cultural Trust and how it works can be found at

4. Supporting Change in Others

A good rule to remember when it comes to relationships is, “What you see is what you get.”

If we want to form lasting relationships with others, we must start by being happy with who the other person is. It is courting disaster when you bring thoughtless, abusive, or angry people into your life assuming that under your influence they will change. Now, this change is possible, but it won’t come from you. For the other person, it must come from a position of wanting to change, not having to change.

You see, what’s likely to happen is, you will change your behavior to accommodate them, rather than the other way around. Again, the point is that change is not something we can force on other people. Change comes from within. And, when people are pushed by outside forces, they push back.

If, in major ways, the people in our lives are not what we think they should be, nagging them or manipulations designed to get them to change is not the way to go. Change will never happen if we are certain we are always right, or if we believe that the fault lies always with the other person.

Perhaps if we were to allow them the dignity of being who they are without our criticism, we might find change happening naturally of its own accord. One thing is certain. When we give up blaming and criticizing our spouses and others we love, our relationships with them improve enormously.

At the same time, their self-esteem and feelings of competence increase as well. You see, we can help others to change, and support their own change efforts. It’s just not helpful to try to choose their direction for them. ~ The Pacific Institute

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