Sherman County eNews #136


  1. Sherman County eNews Editorial Policies

  2. 8th Annual Sherman Champions Sports Camp, June 19-21

  3. Sherman County Court Weed Ordinance Violation Agenda Update, May 17

  4. Multiply Your Options

  5. Oregon Revised Statute, Public Records Law

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1. Sherman County eNews Editorial Policies

  • Friday Classifieds. Please submit classified ads by using the Submit News page! Sherman County eNews publishes free Classifieds on Fridays, deadline Wednesday at 5. Include who, what, where, when, how, why… and, the final Friday date for posting your ad (shown by date at the end of the ad), contact information, under 50 words if possible, and limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome. Use Friday Classifieds for thank you, commendation and congratulatory notes, Joyful News and advertising.
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    • Please submit Letters to the Editor by using the Submit News page!
    • Keep it short, no longer than 300 words.
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    • Keep it civilized, in good taste and free from libel.
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    • Letters must be signed, name and town. Anonymous letters will not be posted.
    • Letters posted in Sherman County eNews are posted for the exchange of ideas and opinions of its readers and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editor.
    • Sherman County eNews reserves the right to change our policies at any time and to reject or edit any Letter to the Editor.

2. 8th Annual Sherman Champions Sports Camp, June 19-21

LOCATION:                      Sherman Jr./Sr. High School—Moro, OR

DATES:                  Monday-Wednesday, June 19-21, 2017

TIME:                     9:00 A.M.—12:15 P.M.

COST:                    $20

WHO:                      All students currently (2016-17) in grades K-6 (from any school)


WHAT SPORTS:     Basketball (Boys and Girls)                    Football

Volleyball                                     Track and Field



DESCRIPTION:       Each sport will be run by the head coach along with assistants and/or current high school players.  Each section will focus on fundamentals, team play, strategy and sportsmanship.  Snacks will be provided during a break and lunch will be provided at the end of each day in the school cafeteria free of charge.

DAILY SCHEDULE:                     TIME                      ACTIVITY                          LOCATION

                                         9:00 A.M.                Basketball                         Gym

10:00 A.M.              Snack                               Cafeteria

10:15 A.M.              Football                   Football Field

Volleyball                           Gym

11:15 A.M.              Track and Field                 Track

Tennis                               Tennis Court

12:15                      Lunch                                Cafeteria

12:30                      End of Camp

Please fill out the form and return with $20 or a check made out to Sherman County Schools and send to:

Sherman County Schools

c/o Bill Blevins

65912 High School Loop

Moro, OR  97039

DEADLINE IS JUNE 1st  For Champions Camp Sign-Ups

NAME (Please Print)______________________________

CURRENT GRADE (2016-17)____________

SHIRT SIZE—CIRCLE ONE:  Youth        S   M            L   XL   –  Adult  S  M  L  XL

If anyone has any questions, please call Audrey Rooney at 541-565-3500


Sherman Champions Camp

June 19-21

Registration and Release Form

(Please print)

STUDENT NAME___________________________________

HOME PHONE  (       )____________ EMERGENCY PHONE (      )__________



I approve of my child’s participation in the Sherman County Champions Camp and certify that said child is in good health and able to participate in the program’s activities.  I hereby authorize the directors on the Sherman County Champions Camp to act for me according to their best judgment in any emergency requiring medical attention, including treatment by physicians.  By signing below, I hereby expressly assume any and all risks which are incumbent with any excursion or program and extracurricular activities in which my daughter might participate, with the realization that these activities might subject her to personal bodily injury or 0properthy damaged risks.  I agree to hold Sherman County School District and its employees harmless for any liability in connection with this event except through negligence on the part of the school district or its employees.  I am aware that during June 23-25 certain dangers may occur, including but not limited to physical contact with other individuals and/or athletic equipment and facilities which may result in cuts, abrasions, sprains, bruises, strains, concussions, and fractures.  I will be responsible for any medical or other charges in connection with my child’s attendance at the Sherman County Champions Camp.

Name of Parent or Guardian______________________________

(please print)

Parent or Guardian Signature_________________________________________

Name of participant’s Insurance Company__________________________________________________

3. Sherman County Court Weed Ordinance Violation Agenda Update, May 17

ShermanCoLogoThe Weed Ordinance Violation Update discussion scheduled for the May 17, 2017, Sherman County Court session has been moved from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the County Court. 

4. Multiply Your Options

Are you an option thinker? Can you adapt to setbacks and see alternative solutions to problems? Can you see the value in being mentally limber and agile? Today, let’s talk about the importance of option thinking.

One of the marks of successful individuals and organizations is the ability to move on to another option when the one they are trying doesn’t work out. They are successful not only because they see themselves as problem solvers, but also because their minds hold an array of alternatives.

When you watch a skillful running back moving down the field in an American football game, you are actually seeing a lesson in the exercise of option thinking. The runner is making dozens of split-second adjustments and changes of direction as he runs, constantly looking for openings in what may seem like an impenetrable line of opposition. In other words, he’s looking for alternatives, thinking about his options. This kind of adaptability is important not only in football, where things get speeded up quite a bit, but also in life.

The more options you have, the more flexible you can be, and the more flexible you are, the less likely you are to break when the pressure is on. When you have options, you have choices, and when you have choices, you have personal power. This is what a growth, or flexible, mindset is all about.

Now, take a moment and expand this option thinking skill out to your family, your teams, departments or your entire organization. Everyone is flexible and adaptable, and the chances of successfully navigating any obstacle are multiplied by 10, by 100, by a 1000 or more.

You can train your mind to constantly look for alternatives – other ways to see things, other avenues to pursue, even if you don’t use them. Until you do need alternatives, these practice sessions will keep you in good shape, ready when the time comes to cope with the real thing. ~The Pacific Institute

5. Oregon Revised Statute, Public Records Law

Oregon.Flat.pole192.440 Copies or inspection of public records; written response by public body; fees; waiver or reduction; procedure for records requests. (1) The custodian of any public record that a person has a right to inspect shall give the person, upon request:

(a) A copy of the public record if the public record is of a nature permitting copying; or

(b) A reasonable opportunity to inspect or copy the public record.

(2) If a person makes a written request to inspect a public record or to receive a copy of a public record, the public body receiving the request shall respond as soon as practicable and without unreasonable delay. The public body may request additional information or clarification from the requester for the purpose of expediting the public body’s response to the request. The response of the public body must acknowledge receipt of the request and must include one of the following:

(a) A statement that the public body does not possess, or is not the custodian of, the public record.

(b) Copies of all requested public records for which the public body does not claim an exemption from disclosure under ORS 192.410 to 192.505.

(c) A statement that the public body is the custodian of at least some of the requested public records, an estimate of the time the public body requires before the public records may be inspected or copies of the records will be provided and an estimate of the fees that the requester must pay under subsection (4) of this section as a condition of receiving the public records.

(d) A statement that the public body is the custodian of at least some of the requested public records and that an estimate of the time and fees for disclosure of the public records will be provided by the public body within a reasonable time.

(e) A statement that the public body is uncertain whether the public body possesses the public record and that the public body will search for the record and make an appropriate response as soon as practicable.

(f) A statement that state or federal law prohibits the public body from acknowledging whether the record exists or that acknowledging whether the record exists would result in the loss of federal benefits or other sanction. A statement under this paragraph must include a citation to the state or federal law relied upon by the public body.

(3) If the public record is maintained in a machine readable or electronic form, the custodian shall provide a copy of the public record in the form requested, if available. If the public record is not available in the form requested, the custodian shall make the public record available in the form in which the custodian maintains the public record.

(4)(a) The public body may establish fees reasonably calculated to reimburse the public body for the public body’s actual cost of making public records available, including costs for summarizing, compiling or tailoring the public records, either in organization or media, to meet the person’s request.

(b) The public body may include in a fee established under paragraph (a) of this subsection the cost of time spent by an attorney for the public body in reviewing the public records, redacting material from the public records or segregating the public records into exempt and nonexempt records. The public body may not include in a fee established under paragraph (a) of this subsection the cost of time spent by an attorney for the public body in determining the application of the provisions of ORS 192.410 to 192.505.

(c) The public body may not establish a fee greater than $25 under this section unless the public body first provides the requestor with a written notification of the estimated amount of the fee and the requestor confirms that the requestor wants the public body to proceed with making the public record available.

(d) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) to (c) of this subsection, when the public records are those filed with the Secretary of State under ORS chapter 79 or ORS 80.100 to 80.130, the fees for furnishing copies, summaries or compilations of the public records are those established by the Secretary of State by rule, under ORS chapter 79 or ORS 80.100 to 80.130.

(5) The custodian of any public record may furnish copies without charge or at a substantially reduced fee if the custodian determines that the waiver or reduction of fees is in the public interest because making the record available primarily benefits the general public.

(6) A person who believes that there has been an unreasonable denial of a fee waiver or fee reduction may petition the Attorney General or the district attorney in the same manner as a person petitions when inspection of a public record is denied under ORS 192.410 to 192.505. The Attorney General, the district attorney and the court have the same authority in instances when a fee waiver or reduction is denied as it has when inspection of a public record is denied.

(7) A public body shall make available to the public a written procedure for making public record requests that includes:

(a) The name of one or more persons to whom public record requests may be sent, with addresses; and

(b) The amounts of and the manner of calculating fees that the public body charges for responding to requests for public records.

(8) This section does not apply to signatures of individuals submitted under ORS chapter 247 for purposes of registering to vote as provided in ORS 247.973. [1973 c.794 §5; 1979 c.548 §4; 1989 c.111 §12; 1989 c.377 §2; 1989 c.546 §2; 1999 c.824 §5; 2001 c.445 §168; 2005 c.272 §1; 2007 c.467 §1].