Sherman County eNews #60


  1. Sherman County Lions to Meet, March 6

  2. Sherman County Court Notice of Board Vacancy

  3. Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Meeting, March 8

  4. Weather: March Outlook & February Monthly Climate with Graphs

  5. Driving Home Responsibility

  6. Grant Success Workshops Offered in March

  7. Oregon Raceway Park Instructor Seminar, March 18

1. Sherman County Lions to Meet, March 6

LionsInternationalLogoSherman County Lions will be having a meeting March 6th at the senior center in Moro at noon.  We will be joined by 8 fellow Lions from The Dalles and welcome all to attend.  -Lion Geremy Shull



2. Sherman County Court Notice of Board Vacancy


Notice is hereby given that the Sherman County Court is accepting names of individuals interested in filling a vacant community position to represent Sherman County as a member of the North Central Public Health District Budget Committee. The appointee will be expected to attend meetings and be an active committee member.  Persons interested in serving should contact the Sherman County Court at P.O. Box 365, 500 Court Street, Moro, OR 97039, 541-565-3416 or .

3. Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Meeting, March 8

The Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program’s next Steering Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday March 8th, 2017 from 8:30-11:30 am at the Wasco County Planning Department, located at 2705 East 2nd Street in The Dalles, Oregon.

Representatives from the member agencies of the counties of Wasco, Sherman and Hood River, and the cities of The Dalles, Hood River, Cascade Locks, Mosier, Dufur and Maupin will hold their meeting to discuss approval of minutes, fiscal & progress reports, lead agency, budget, status of facilities, staffing, grants and other miscellaneous items.

The nine governments signed an intergovernmental agreement in November 2003 to build and operate two permanent household hazardous waste collection facilities in Hood River and The Dalles, and conduct satellite collection events throughout the region.  Wasco County is the lead agency.  The facilities and events collect hazardous wastes from households, businesses and institutions which are Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, as well as pesticide wastes from farmers and ranchers. For more information, call Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program at (541) 506-2636.

4. Weather: March Outlook & February Monthly Climate with Graphs

Sun-SoleYou can find the March outlook and the February monthly climate monthly climate summary AND GRAPHS (toggle between color and gray) for Moro at

~ Dennis Hull- KB0NYC
Warning Coordination Meteorologist

5. Driving Home Responsibility

car.teenLike adults, teenagers come in all shapes and sizes, with every type of personality on the planet. Today, let’s consider the case for parents who want to make sure their teens become responsible drivers.

If you want to see what mixed feelings look like, watch a parent whose 16 year-old has just brought home a driving learner’s permit! Combined with the relief of knowing that your days as chauffeur nearly may be over is the fear of knowing that every year, thousands of teenagers die in traffic accidents, and many more are injured. While local and state restrictions have made some headway here in Washington, in other places teen accidents are up, and the reasons are talking on cell phones and/or text messaging while driving, and just plain exhaustion from too little sleep.

Here is some advice for parents of first-time drivers: First, start training kids to be good drivers as soon as they get their first bicycle. If they can demonstrate understanding of bike safety rules and are conscientious about wearing a helmet, it should earn them more freedom and longer rides.

As they get older, require driver’s training classes whether or not your state requires it. It’s also a good idea to help them prepare responses in advance for peer pressure to take risks on the road. Make sure they know that driving is a privilege that will be revoked if they cause accidents or start getting tickets.

And finally, set a good example. If you don’t want your kids to drink and drive, or disobey texting while driving laws, don’t do it yourself. Watch your own version of “road rage.” And if you want them to wear seatbelts, make it a rule to buckle up whenever you get behind the wheel.

Spell out your expectations very clearly, spell out the consequences if they aren’t met, and stick to them, no matter what. You can’t go too far when it comes to driving home responsibility, safety and accountability to your kids…and that’s not limited to driving. ~ The Pacific Institute

6. Grant Success Workshops Offered in March

Oregon Heritage is offering a FREE workshop at three locations in March. The workshop will cover project planning and writing for a successful grant application.

March 8, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – La Grande City Hall, 1000 Adams Ave

March 15, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Salem, 725 Summer St NE, room 124A

March 16, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Webinar

For more information visit the Events Calendar <> of the Oregon Heritage website.

7. Oregon Raceway Park Instructor Seminar, March 18

car.raceflagsOregon Raceway Park and STAR Projects again host the most comprehensive performance driving instructor training in the Northwest.  New to instructing, or old and experienced? Come learn techniques that can make you a more effective instructor.

Help train our new workers and get inanafternoon of track time. CLASS SIZE ISLIMITED. Registration is through Brenda at the Track Office. 541-333-2452. Cut off is Wednesday, March15.

The track fee for instructor candidates and returning instructors is $100.00 and includes the annual gate pass AND a hot lunch. Course workers are free.

Race prepared cars are allowed but are not a requirement for this event. Convertibles will have standard roll over protection. Please come prepared for a variety of weather conditions.

March 18th

7:00 a.m. Gates open.

9:00 a.m. Sharp! Classroom:

10:30 a.m. Instructors Round Table discussion.

11:15 a.m.  Fire suppression practice.

12:00 Noon. Lunch served in the Club Garage.

1:00 p.m. On course / O.R.P. / Multi-directional.

5:00 p.m. Debrief.

NOT READY TO INSTRUCT? The following Saturday, March 25th is a Team Continental drivers training and track day, come and learn from some of the best road racing drivers in the country!

Dylan Olsen: 360-430-4563 /