Sherman County eNews #138


  1. Children’s Summer Art Camp Registration Open

  2. Did you know?

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

  4. Who will be . . .  Mr. Husky 2017? – May 16

  5. North Central Education Service District Board Meeting Minutes, May 4

  6. Grass Valley Neighborhood Sales, May 26 & 27

  7. Congressman Walden: Statement on Removal of James Comey as FBI Director

  8. Dealing with Criticism

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

“Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.”

~William Martin, The Parent’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents

1. Children’s Summer Art Camp Registration Open

art.toolsWoooHooo!  2017 Children’s Summer Art Camp dates are here, and registration is officially open! Art Camp is not only a fun way to add to your child’s summer, but it also encourages creativity and builds friendships that last. Get a free Art Camp T-Shirt when you come to your first class. [July 1 through August 30]
Things are a little different this summer, so be sure to take a close look at our dates and descriptions on our webpage. We are offering more classes than we’ve ever had before!  Take a look and make sure to Register ASAP, because there is limited space available and classes fill up fast.

Visit our webpage,,  and scroll to the bottom of the page to find a registration sheet (PDF) that you can download, print, and mail in/drop off. If you have trouble opening the file, you will have to download Adobe to make it compatible with your PC. Or stop by TDAC to pick up a copy from us. Scholarships available, contact Lettie Young at The Dalles Art Center for more information.  

2. Did You Know?

Did You Know?

144 people die from a drug

overdose each day in the

U.S. With 144 people dying

each day, drug overdose is

now the leading cause of

accidental death in our country.

Want more information?

Contact Taylor at Sherman

County Prevention


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.

[ Sherman County Court (Board of Commissioners)]

4. Who will be . . .  Mr. Husky 2017? – May 16

Logo.Sherman High SchoolFind out this Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, in the Sherman County School cafeteria at 7:00 p.m.  Mr. Husky is a wonderful scholarship that helps provide our deserving seniors with funds to further their education.  There is no admission fee for this pageant, but you are encouraged to bring donation money in order to vote on your favorite act.

Please join us for an entertaining evening and help support our seniors as they compete for the legendary title of “Mr. Husky.”

5. North Central Education Service District Board Meeting Minutes, May 4


The North Central ESD Board of Directors met in regular session in the NCESD Conference Room,

Thursday, May 4, 2017.


P—Amy Derby, Chair-June 2019

P—Jim Doherty-June 2017

P—Geremy Shull-June 2017 – Via Phone

A—Kristen Neuberger-June 2019

P—Sarah Rucker-June 2017

P—Jeff Schott -June 2017

P—Robert Waltenburg, Superintendent

P—Kim Domenighini, Bus. Mgr.



Amy opened the Board Meeting at 5:11 p.m.

Public Input: None


The minutes from the April 6, 2017 regular board meeting were distributed for review via email April 24, 2017.

Motion—Jim, seconded Sarah, to approve the minutes.

VOTING—Unanimously approved.


Fiscal Receipts and Claims

The financial report detailing revenue and expenditures for the period ending April 30, 2017 was distributed for review.

Motion—Sarah seconded Jim, to approve the financial report.

VOTING—Unanimously approved.


  • Jeff discussed OPK with regards to Brooke dropping to .80 FTE starting in April 2017. Brittany will become a .80 FTE July 2017 due to decreasing revenue. Brooke is hoping to hire a part time clerical position to help with data entry. It was suggested to maybe look at a high school person that would like to get extra hours.


EI/ECSE Director

  • Angie Thompson, EI/ECSE Director, has resigned as of June 30, 2017. Kalie Rolfe, SLP has agreed to replace Angie along with her SLP duties. Kalie will work 2.5 days as a SLP in Sherman Co. School and 2.5 as EI/ECSE Director. She will be 1.0 FTE.

Building Improvements

  • Robert’s recommendation is to accept the bid, $38,500.00 from Pacific Crest Roofing out of Culver. The bid consisted of putting the new roof over the existing roof.
  • Robert received three bids on our RFP Internet. Robert talked with a company regarding the connections for the schools and they have removed their name from the bid.

New Business:

FLN Trailers

  • Robert has received an offer for two of the trailers for $5,000 each. The buyer would like to make three payments $4,000, $3,000, and $3,000. The board stated that he could have one of the trailers after the second payment and the second trailer after the final payment.


  • Robert presented policies:
    • CBG, GBMA, GCBDA/GDBDA for the first reading.

Executive Session:

Amy declares to go into executive session, 192.660. (2)(a)

Amy declares to exit executive session. 192.660. (2) (a)

Motion—Jim, seconded Sarah, to give Robert the authority for Reduction in Force due to budgetary reason.

VOTING—Unanimously approved 

Next meeting: June 1, 2017 6:00pm

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:50 p.m.


AMY DERBY  , CHAIR                                   KIM DOMENGIHINI, BUS. MGR. 

6. Grass Valley Neighborhood Sales, May 26 & 27

Grass Valley Neighborhood Sales

Friday & Saturday, May 26 & 27

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Follow maps, balloons & signs!

Estate Sale




Come to Buy or Come to Sell

Join in the fun!

Questions? Contact Terri Bibby

7. Congressman Walden: Statement on Removal of James Comey as FBI Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today released the following statement on the removal of James Comey as FBI Director:

“FBI directors serve at the pleasure of presidents.  Over the course of the last year, I’ve heard from thousands of Oregonians who have expressed strongly held opinions for and against Mr. Comey’s actions.  Whatever people think about Director Comey’s removal, the critical point for me going forward is to ensure that the professionals at the FBI are empowered to continue to do their important work without political interference.”

8. Dealing with Criticism

Is it hard for you to deal with criticism? Does it make you feel worthless or angry?

How you respond to other people’s criticism depends, to a great extent, on how critical you are of yourself. If you were raised by critical parents, who caused you to believe that making mistakes was just about the worst thing you could do, you probably have a hard time when other people criticize you, now that you are grown.

That’s because you have internalized your parents’ critical voices and have developed a harsh critical voice of your own. When your self-esteem is low, it’s especially painful to be criticized by others because it activates all your own feelings of worthlessness.

But now that you’re a grown up, it’s time to look at the beliefs you have about yourself and get rid of the ones that are keeping you down and making you feel unworthy. It is time to remind yourself, over and over again if need be, that it’s OK to make mistakes. Everybody does it once in a while. In fact, trial and error is one of the most effective ways we learn.

Once you realize making mistakes is not such a big deal, you free yourself to look at the criticism you are getting from others and ask yourself if it’s justified. If it’s not, you can just shrug it off. If it is, you have the opportunity learn from it. You can apologize if you’ve behaved badly and state your intention to do better next time without groveling, feeling humiliated or engaging in angry retaliation.

You can take responsibility for your strengths and for your weaknesses without making yourself a victim and without judging or blaming others or yourself. ~The Pacific Institute

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

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