Sherman County eNews #96


  1. Sherman County School Athletic Schedule Update

  2. Sherman Middle School Track Schedule

  3. Presentation: Mushroom Identification and Foraging, April 6

  4. The Essentials: Laughter

  5. Notice. Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting, April 10

1.Sherman County School Athletic Schedule Update



April 7, 2017 – Sherman vs Condon in Moro starting at 1:00 (was 4:00)

April 8, 2017 – Sherman @ Helix (was Boardman) starting at 10:00, bus departs at 7:00 (was 8:00)



April 8, 2017 – Dick Horyna Invitational in Stanfield starting at 10:00, bus departs at 7:00 (was 7:15)


 2. Sherman Middle School Track Schedule

Coach: Jill Jones         Asst. Coach:          DeeAnn Ramos       

Superintendent:        Wes Owens  Principal:    Bill Blevins

Athletic Director:       Gary Lewis    

Date Day Opponent Site Time Departure/Dismissal
April 13 Thurs Riverside Classic Invitational Boardman 3:30 1:30/1:20
April 21 Fri Condon Meet Condon 11:30 9:45/9:35
April 28 Fri Sherman Middle School Invitational Moro 1:00  
May 5 Fri Arlington May Day Meet Arlington 1:00 11:15/11:05


3. Presentation: Mushroom Identification and Foraging, April 6

Come and explore the world of mushrooms with Rachel Box! Thursday, April 6th, 5:30 p.m. at the Goldendale Library.

Learn the basics of the identification process, what it takes to forage on your own and how to pick the proper field guide for you. We study flowers, trees and other plants but miss out on an entire natural frontier-mushrooms-it’s time to look beyond the stigma of mushrooms as dirty decomposers and into the ways they inspire our curiosity, our culinary creativity and our inner forager. Question and conversation time to follow presentation.

Rachel is a Pacific Northwest native, Rachel grew up exploring the off trail depths of the forest. One autumn, with guidance from a friend of what to pick, she came home with a hat full of Chanterelle mushrooms and an inspired curiosity. Since then, curiosity has fruited into an in-depth passion and knowledge of the world of mushrooms. Rachel teaches mushroom foraging workshops and lectures throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is an active member of the Oregon Mycological Society, leading field trips and teaching for a variety of their events. Rachel runs a small, but resourceful blog/website that addresses the most frequently asked questions from those aspiring to learn more about mushrooms and has a YouTube page that features how to identify key edible mushrooms and other fungi facts.

4. The Essentials: Laughter

How well developed is your sense of humor? Today, let’s talk about nearly everyone’s favorite subject: the importance of laughter and its place in our lives.

President John F. Kennedy once said, “There are three things that are real – God, human folly, and laughter. The first two are beyond comprehension. So we must do what we can with the third.”

Today, we know that humor is a vital sign of life that affects us both physiologically and psychologically. Genuine laughter signals emotional flexibility and is a common reaction to the unexpected, the unpredictable. Some folks claim that one good belly-laugh – that full-out, no-holds-barred, tears streaming down your face laugh – can give you up to 90 days of protection against illness. If that’s true, imagine what a full-on giggle-a-day could do!

Humor and creativity have much in common and, for many people, laughter has given them a new lease on life. As Norman Cousins pointed out, it “interrupts the panic cycle of an illness,” and people who use humor to help them cope can more easily let go of anger, fear, anxiety, hostility, and a host of other negative feelings that hinder healing.  Reader’s Digest didn’t name its column “Laughter is the Best Medicine” for no reason.

Laughter is the other side of darkness – a light in the personal wilderness of pain and confusion, frustration and despair. Although we are born with the ability to smile and laugh, a sense of humor must be cultivated, but it’s well worth the time.

The ability to make others laugh is an invaluable quality. However, the ability to make ourselves laugh is even more precious. You become your own built-in, late night comedian! So, develop a ticklish funny-bone, and you’ll be growing in more ways than you might think! ~ The Pacific Institute

5. Notice. Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting, April 10

The Sherman County School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 2017. This meeting will be held in the meeting room of the Sherman County Public/School Library.