Sherman County eNews #67

CONTENT

  1. Basketball Tournament for Boys & Girls 3rd through 8th Grades, March 18

  2. Social Crafting, “Sticks in Stacks,” March 9

  3. Sherman County Public/School Library Book Club, March 15

  4. Sherman County School Track & Field Coaching Vacancies

  5. Grant Awards Announced by Sherman Development League

  6. Sherman County Cultural Coalition 2017 Spring Grant Cycle

  7. John Day River Territory Opportunity for Area High School Students

  8. Legislation Released to Repeal & Replace Obamacare


1. Basketball Tournament for Boys & Girls 3rd through 8th Grades, March 18 

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Goldendale Basketball Tournament

March 18th at 8:00 am

Goldendale/Centerville

for grades 3rd-8th (boys and girls).

The cost is $100 per team if you register by March 8 ($130 after that), maximum of 10 players per team, guarantee of 3 games.  Contact Konrad Bomberger at 541-910-2946 or konbomberger@gmail.com


2. Social Crafting, “Sticks in Stacks,” March 9

quilt1“Sticks in Stacks” at Sherman County Public/School Library Thursday, March 9. Social crafting and instruction for knit, crochet, and spinning starts at 6:00pm every Thursday. All fiber arts are welcome.
For further information about this program: (541) 565-3279 or email aphelps@sherman.k12.or.us.


3. Sherman County Public/School Library Book Club, March 15

Sherman County Public/School Library Book Club meets Wednesday, March 15 at 6:00pm. Please join us for tea, dessert, and discussion of “The Beach House” by Mary Alice Monroe. For more information: 541-565-3279 or shermanlibrary@sherman.k12.or.us.


4. Sherman County School Track & Field Coaching Vacancies

sport.trackSherman County School has two coaching vacancies to fill for 5th-8th grade track & field season. The season begins April 4th.  The stipend range is $909.35 to $1195.62 depending on experience. Please contact principal Bill Blevins or athletic director Gary Lewis if you are interested in applying for this position. 541-565-3500

Thank you,

Bill Blevins

Principal

Sherman County School

541-565-3500


5. Grant Awards Announced by Sherman Development League

Sherman Development League (SDL) has announced the successful completion of grant awards for 2017 committing $38,650.00 to projects of benefit to Sherman County.

Formed in 2000 as a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, SDL’s mission is to provide grants and/or loans in support of community-based programs and projects to enhance the social, cultural and educational environment of Sherman County. SDL provides fiscal sponsorship to organizations and/or unincorporated groups for projects which further its tax-exempt purposes and are of public benefit to the residents of Sherman County. A revolving loan fund has been established to provide loans to for-profit and non-profit businesses. SDL also serves as the Sherman County Cultural Coalition Board and provides related fiscal administration of funds received annually from the Oregon Cultural Trust and matching funds from Sherman County.

Five project applications met the requirements and goals established by SDL. Included are projects proposed by North Sherman RFPD, Sherman County Ambulance, Sherman County Fair, Sherman County Historical Museum and South Sherman Fire District.

Since 2007, the Development League has awarded seventy-nine (79) grants totally $1,195,885.00 in support of Sherman County organizations.

Applications for the next round of grant requests will be available in the fall of 2017. Requests for loans may be submitted at any time.

~ Sherman Development League
Board of Directors


6. Sherman County Cultural Coalition 2017 Spring Grant Cycle

starCircleThe 2017 Spring Grant Cycle for Sherman County Cultural Coalition is now open. Applicants may be individuals and/or groups and need not be legally recognized non-profits.

Application Deadline: March 27, 2017

Awards up to $1,500 will be granted in support of local Sherman County activities and events which promote Culture, Humanities, Heritage and the Arts in Sherman County.

Additional information, including Grant Guidelines and the application form, may be found at: https://www.shermancountyculturalcoalition.com

Completed grant applications may be mailed to:
Sherman County Cultural Coalition
P.O. Box 23
Moro, OR 97039
Or emailed to: shermanculturalcoalition@gmail.com

Questions?
Contact Melva Thomas at 541-442-5488 or shermanculturalcoalition@gmail.com


7. John Day River Territory Opportunity for Area High School Students

Registration Now Available for Cottonwood Crossing Summer Institute June 18-23, 2017 (FREE for area high school students and teachers)

http://www.oregonstateparksfoundation.org/news-updates/latest-news/


8. Legislation Released to Repeal & Replace Obamacare

American flag2Greg Walden releases legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a markup of this legislation on Wednesday, March 8th 

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today released legislation as part of House Republicans’ effort to repeal and replace Obamacare through a budget process known as reconciliation. The legislation, part of House Republicans’ American Health Care Act, creates a new and innovative Patient and State Stability Fund to help low-income Americans afford health care and to repair the damage done to state insurance markets by Obamacare. Additionally, the legislation lays out a plan to responsibly unwind Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion while prioritizing the program’s funds to the most vulnerable through a per capita allotment. 

“At town halls and meetings I’ve held throughout my district, Oregonians have asked for the same things when it comes to their care: greater choice, lower cost, and flexibility to choose the plan that best suits their needs. Our plan provides Oregonians with just that. It maintains important protections for consumers — including for those with pre-existing conditions and for young adults on their parents’ plans — and it doesn’t pull the rug out from anyone currently on Medicaid,” said Walden.  “I’m proud that the plan we’ve put forth today reflects eight years’ worth of conversations with families, patients, and doctors. Simply put, we have a Better Way to deliver solutions that put patients — not bureaucrats — first, and we are moving forward united in our efforts to rescue the American people from the mess Obamacare has created. Today is the first step in helping families across this country obtain truly affordable health care, and we’re eager to get this rescue mission started.”

The Energy and Commerce Committee has scheduled a markup of this legislation on Wednesday, March 8, at 10:30 a.m. EST.

CLICK HERE <http://energycommerce.house.gov/sites/republicans.energycommerce.house.gov/files/documents/AmericanHealthCareAct.pdf   to read the entire bill, which includes legislative recommendations from the Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees.

CLICK HERE  http://energycommerce.house.gov/sites/republicans.energycommerce.house.gov/files/documents/Section-by-Section%20Summary_Final.pdf   to read a section-by-section of the Energy and Commerce legislation.

BACKGROUND:

More than eight months ago, House Republicans unveiled A Better Way, our vision for repealing Obamacare and replacing it with a patient-centers, 21st century health care system.

On January 13, the House passed a budget resolution to begin turning that vision into legislation through reconciliation — a process that allows legislation to be passed with a simple majority in the Senate and quickly signed into law.

The budget resolution outlined specific instructions for the Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees — the primary Committees with jurisdiction over health care — to draft legislative recommendations that the Budget Committee could compile into one reconciliation package.

When combined with the legislation released by Ways and Means, the legislation Energy and Commerce released today meets those instructions.

Specifically, the Energy and Commerce legislation:

  • Creates a Patient and State Stability Fund — this new and innovative fund give states broad flexibility to design programs that best serve their unique populations. They can also use funds to increase access to preventative services.
  • Responsibly unwinds Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion — By freezing new enrollment after 2 years and grandfathering in current enrollees, we protect patients and offer a stable transition.

Strengthens Medicaid — Using a per capita allotment, our legislation ensures a fair funding formula for states while creating a viable financial future for the program.


 

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