Sherman County eNews #170

CONTENT

  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar 


1. Classifieds (new or corrected)

FRIDAY CLASSIFIEDS:

computer.guy.runPlease note: Free classified ads are published on Fridays. The deadline is Wednesday at 5. Please submit ads by using the Submit News page. Include who, what, where, when, & how, contact information and the final Friday date for posting your ad (shown by the date at the end of the ad, for example, 3/17), and contact information, under 50 words if possible. This service is limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome.  Please share your Thank You and Congratulatory notes and Joyful News here. ~ The Editor

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

CONGRATULATIONS to the Oregon Wheat Foundation Scholarship Winners! See http://www.owgl.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/2017-06-JUNE-OW-Scholarship-Pages.pdf

THANK YOU!! The 2017 Wasco Memorial Weekend Country Breakfast, sponsored by ABC Huskies Child Care, had another very successful event and we are very grateful for the amazing support demonstrated by the Sherman County community. Special recognition goes to North Sherman Rural Fire District for use of their facility, Morrow County Grain Growers who provided the grills and helped advertise the event, Wasco Market for their generous donation of ham, Sherman County for the use of their tables and chairs, volunteers who helped move and set them up, staff and board members whose teamwork kept everything running smoothly and most importantly to our volunteer cooks who produced a fantastic meal and made this fundraising event possible: Norman Fridley, Kent Thomas, Commissioner Tom McCoy and Commissioner Joe Dabulskis. Thank you!!  ~Carrie Kaseberg, Gail Macnab, Beth McCurdy & Melva Thomas – Board of Directors

THANK YOU! Thank you to Sherman County cultural coalition for a grant for Wasco’s  walking quilt trail. The money will be used for plywood, paint and posts. Thank you so much. ~ Carol MacKenzie, Mayor, City of Wasco http://www.wascooregon.com/index.html

CONGRATULATIONS, SHERMAN GRADS! Ryan Asher, Meghan Belshe, Isiah Coles, Tucker Coons, Amy Dabulskis, Connor Davis, Ellie Davis, Kyle Fields, Bailey Gonzalez, Emily Hill, Grace Kuettel, Anthony Lloyd, Max Martin, Alyssa Massie, Bittney Orendorff, Emily Poirer, Stormy Rhodes, Mikkaela Ruise, Alisia Walters & Maverick Winslow.

CONGRATULATIONS, OSU GRADS! Madison Belshe, Moro, BS in Agricultural Business Management; Ryan Hart, Moro, BS in Science, Crop & Soil Science; Jessica Kaseberg, Wasco, BS, Cum Laude, Human Development & Family Sciences; & Scot Stroud, Rufus, BS in Management.

JOYFUL NEWS! [births, birthdays, engagements, weddings & anniversaries]

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS: 

EMPLOYMENT:

WEED CONTROL TECHNICIANS (2). The Sherman County Weed District is looking to fill 2 positions: Weed Control Technicians. These are full-time, seasonal positions with no benefits, $15.43/hour. Primary duties include: Surveying fields and canyons and identification of targeted noxious weeds; Marking, mapping and documenting data; servicing and repairing equipment. Weed Technicians will work outside, in the environment in all weather and in rough terrain.   Snakes and ticks are not uncommon within the project area.  The technicians will work as part of a team in Sherman County. Experience in operating off-road vehicles, pulling a trailer and use of GPS data is a plus. For more information and to receive an application, contact Rod Asher at 541-980-4345 or rasher@shermancounty.net  Sherman County Weed District, 66365 Lone Rock Road Moro, OR 97039. Applications due by June 16th, 2017, or until filled.  0/0

COURSE MARSHAL / SUPPORT SPECIALIST. OREGON RACEWAY PARK. Watch races and get paid for it too. Oregon Raceway Park is seeking corner workers for the 2017 season. Candidates must be 18 years of age, able to climb ladders, have the ability to be outdoors (sometimes in harsh conditions), have good verbal communication skills and be able to react calmly and quickly to emergency situations. We are proud to offer our event presenters a source of skilled and competent personnel to staff our many and varied events from Auto, Kart and Motorcycle Races. If interested please contact, Brenda Pikl 541-333-2452 or info@oregonraceway.com. Oregon Raceway Park, P.O. Box 98, Grass Valley, OR 97029  541.333.2452 (track office) 6/16

FOR SALE:

CONTINUING USED BOOK SALE at Wasco Annex (old grade school) in Wasco, Oregon. Used books only $5.00 per bag; books on tape, music cassettes and  VHS movies for 25 cents.  Stock up and give for gifts. All funds used for the purchase of new items for the library. ~ Danee Rankin, Librarian, Wasco City Community Library. 7/14

NOTICE. NORTH SHERMAN COUNTY RFPD IS ACCEPTING BIDS FOR SURPLUS PROPERTY OWNED BY THE DISTRICT. The Board of Directors for North Sherman County RFPD has declared the property listed below as surplus to the needs of the Fire District, and has set minimum bids for each item — or will accept bids considered within reason:
1. 1988 Chevrolet K3500 Vehicle will be sold “as is”. Minimum bid — $1,000
2. Briggs & Stratton Pump Minimum bid — $100
3. Multiple miscellaneous items — each item valued at less than $50.00.

Bids must be mailed to North Sherman County RFPD PO Box 121 Wasco OR 97065 or delivered to Fire Station 2 at 400 Main St. in Rufus, Oregon. Bids must be enclosed in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Bid for Surplus Property” and include the name of the individual submitting the bid, phone number and mailing address. Bids will be accepted up to 2:00p.m. on June 13, 2017.
Bids will be opened during the June 13, 2017 Fire District Board meeting that will begin at 7:00p.m. in the District’s Fire Station 1 at 411 Yates St. in Wasco, Oregon. The Board of Directors for North Sherman County RFPD reserves the right to reject any or all bids or part of any bid.   If you have any questions or would like to view any of this property, please contact District Chief Jeff Holliday at 541-705-5640. 6/9

NOTICE. Sherman County School District Surplus SaleSealed bidding will close at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 with immediate announcement of bid results. At the May 8, 2017 Regular Board Meeting of the Sherman County School District, the Board of Directors declared the following items to be offered as surplus:

(15)                      New metal fire rated door frames, various sizes

(6)                       Sections of lockers, various sizes

(Approximately 70) 4′ fluorescent light fixtures

(1)                       Large wooden teacher’s desk

(1)                       1980 Dodge Pickup Truck with Dee Zee Tool box

(1)                       1981 Toyota Pickup Truck

The process of selling these surplus items will be done through a sealed bidding process.  This allows for a fair and open sale for interested parties.  Bidders may view the items by calling (541) 565-3500 or by contacting Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us and making an appointment with Sherman County School District. Sealed bids must be submitted using the official Bid Proposal Form that is available on the Sherman County School District website. http://shermancountyschooldistrict.weebly.com/

Sealed bids must be received by Sherman County School District located at 65912 High School Loop, Moro, OR prior to 3:00 p.m. on June 13, 2017. At 3:01 p.m. all bids will be read aloud in the meeting room of the Sherman County Public/School Library.  By bidding, a potential purchaser is confirming their acceptance of these terms and conditions;

  • All items are offered “As-Is” and “Where-Is” with no warranty or other guarantee as to its condition or fitness for any use or purpose;
  • Purchaser agrees to remove surplus items within seven (7) days of winning the bid;
  • Cash or checks will be accepted and must be made payable to Sherman County School District;
  • There shall be no refunds and all sales are final.

Sherman County School District reserves the right to reject any or all bids received, to award any or all of the various items to separate bidders, to waive any informalities in the bids, and to award as best serves the interest of the District and the Public. All dimensions are approximate.  6/9

SERVICES: [home, personal, appliance, landscape, fencing, cleaning, maintenance, janitorial, computer, construction, sewing, repairs, transportation, media, preschool, day care, restaurant, support & training]

SHERMAN COUNTY, OREGON – A HISTORY COLLECTION http://shermancountyoregon.com

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENTS:

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

 LOCAL HOST FAMILIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENTS.  See next below!

WANTED:

LOCAL HOST FAMILIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENTS.  Non-Profit Seeks Local Host Families for High School Exchange Students. ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few. — ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience. — The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests. — To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to www.host.asse.com to begin your host family application. Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today! — ASSE INTERNATIONAL (FORMERLY AMERICAN SCANDINAVIAN STUDENT EXCHANGE) IS A NON-PROFIT, PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANIZATION.  ASSE IS OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED AS AN EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, WAS FOUNDED BY THE SWEDISH MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, COOPERATES WITH THE CANADIAN PROVINCIAL MINISTRIES OF EDUCATION,  and the NEW ZEALAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. 7/28 

FREE:

LOST OR FOUND:

LOST SURFBOARD. Columbia River at Rufus. North Pacific green and white with pink foot straps. 541-490-8767. Thanks!! 6/9

FOR RENT OR LEASE:

DUPLEX. One bedroom apartment. Located in scenic Grass Valley Oregon. Located 55 miles south east of The Dalles. 470 Sq ft. One bathroom. Older style home. Off street parking with views of the town and country. First, last and deposit. No pets. Garbage and water included in rent. $450. Text for pics or a tour. Looking forward to hearing from you. Eric Whitley. 541 999 517.  6/30


2. Calendar (new or corrected) 

BeeJUNE

5-12 Sherman County School District: View & Comment on Science Textbook Adoption

9 Last Day of this School Year in Sherman County

9 Sherman County Family Fair 4-6:30 Moro City Park

9 4-H Camp Registration Deadline

9 Summer Concert in Condon, Wasteland Kings 6:39-9:90

9 Folksinger Woody Guthrie & BPA Dinner & Program 5 & 6 Discovery Center

10 Worldwide Knit in Public Day at Maryhill Museum

10 Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society OrGenWeb Program 1 Discovery Center

10 Cascade Singers & Cascade Youth Choir 7 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

11 Cascade Singers & Cascade Youth Choir 3 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

12 Sherman County School Board of Directors Meeting 7 Library

13 Sherman County SWCD 8:30 a.m. Moro

13 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Building

13 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

13 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

13 Sherman County Ambulance Board Meeting

13 Columbia Basin Ag Research Center Field Day 7:45-3 Pendleton

14 Sherman Experiment Station Field Day 7:45-1 Moro

14 FLAG DAY

14 Sherman Senior Center Advisory Meeting 12:30 Senior Center, Moro

14-16 Sherman County 4-H Camp

15 Tourism Marketing Session for John Day River Territory Region 1-4:30 Condon

15 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 4 The Dalles

15 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facilities Board 1-3 The Dalles

15-18 Sherman Summer Invitational Tournament

17 Summer POPS Concert 4 Condon City Park

18 FATHERS’ DAY

18-23 Cottonwood Crossing Summer Institute

19-21 Annual Sherman Champions Sports Camp, Sherman County School

20 Tee Time with Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators, Hood River

21 Sherman County Court 9

21 Summer Begins

21 Cattle Vaccine & Nutrition Clinic 7 Sherman Extension Office, Burnet Building

21-24 OSU Summer 4-H Conference “100 Years of Adventures”

24 Maryhill Museum Family Festival: La Blouse Roumaine

26 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 11-1 White Salmon

27 Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Board 1-3 The Dalles

29 Food Preservation Workshop for Kids & Adults 9-2 Extension Office

flag.starsJULY

1 First Saturday Art Walk & & Farmers’ Market 10-5 Moro

1-4 Condon’s Fabulous Fourth of July Celebration

1 Harvesters’ Classic Softball Tournament 19 Condon

1 Cruz-In Car Show & Bluegrass Festival in Fossil

1-9 Experience Moro’s Quilt & Fiber Arts Displays & Activities

2 Dave Barnett Memorial Golf Tournament 10 Condon

2 Gilliam County Historical Society Depot Museum 1-5 Condon

3 4-Wheeler Rodeo 12 Fairgrounds in Condon

3 Artisans’ Market 4-7 Condon City Park

3 Paradise Rose Chuckwagon Dinner 5-8 Condon

3 Sherman County Courthouse will be closed.

3 Summer Concert in Condon, Countryfied & Fireworks 6:30-9:90

4 INDEPENDENCE DAY

4 Breakfast in the Park, Windmill Classic Run, Program 8 & Parade 12, Condon

5 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Grass Valley Baptist Church

5 Sherman County Court 9

5-7 4-H Junior Master Recycler Workshop 9 Sherman Extension Office

11 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Board 8:30 Moro

11 Sherman County Watershed Council Meeting 11:30 Burnet Building, Moro

12 Sherman Senior & Community Center Advisory Group 12:30 Senior Center

19 Sherman County Court 9

24-28 4-H Healthalicious Cooking Workshops 9-1 Sherman Extension Office 

garden.guyAUGUST

2 Sherman County Court 9

2 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Rufus Baptist Church

4 Summer Concert in Condon, Buffalo Kin 6:30-9:90

5 First Saturday Art Walk & & Farmers’ Market 10-5 Moro

12-13 Equine Mania 2-Man Advanced Cow Sorting Clinic, Wasco

18-22 Outlaw Rodeo Bible Camp – Powell Butte, Oregon

19-20 Special Art Walk & Farmers’ Market 10-5

20 Total Solar Eclipse Party in Condon featuring Brewers Grade
         Camping, Food, Beer & Wine http://www.co.gilliam.or.us/

21 Total Solar Eclipse

22-27 Sherman County Fair

26 Summer Concert in Condon, HYATUS 6:30-9:90


 

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Sherman County eNews #169

CONTENT

  1. It Is Never Too Late to Change

  2. 2018 Farm Bill: Preview & Analysis with Graphs

  3. Prevent the Summer Slide with Summer Reading

  4. News from The Saving Nine 4-H Sewing Club

  5. Notice: Sherman County School District Board Meeting, June 12

  6.  Sherman County Court Notes, June 7

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


1. It Is Never Too Late to Change

When is it too late to change? If you get off to a bad start, can you still turn things around when you are an adult?

If you were in trouble all the time when you were a kid, a teenager, and even as a young adult, do you think there is any hope that you will straighten out your life when you get to be 30 or 40? According to findings from two of the longest, ongoing research studies in the nation, many people have an amazing capacity for change throughout life.

There is the example of “Stan.” At the age of 32, “Stan” seemed destined for failure. Abandoned at birth by his father, and orphaned at the age of three when his mother died, “Stan” dropped out of school in the 8th grade, became an alcoholic, and served prison time for rape and vagrancy in his 20’s and early 30’s.

But 15 years later, against all odds, “Stan” had turned his life around. When researchers checked in with him at age 47, he was sober and happily married, had an adopted son he doted on, and owned a trucking business and a house.

These studies – and evidence from an on-going study within corrections in Montana – point out that “Stan’s” story is far from unique. We all have the capacity to change our circumstances – no matter how old we are, and no matter how difficult our early experiences were. It comes down to whether or not we want to change. Once that mindset shift takes place, from “have to” to “want to,” change becomes a whole lot easier.

So, please do not give up on yourself. Be careful about listening to anyone who says it is too late to change. They just may have given up on themselves. You don’t have to. If you really want to – if you are willing to alter your beliefs and your behavior – you can do it. It all starts with changing that internal picture of who you “know” you are. ~The Pacific Institute


2. 2018 Farm Bill: Preview & Analysis with Graphs  

Since the 1930’s and the Great Depression about every 5-years the U.S. Congress adopts a Farm Bill.  The Farm Bill contains production agriculture & food policies under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Farm Bill titles include Commodity Programs, Conservation, Trade, Nutrition, Credit, Rural Development, Research & Extension, Forestry, Energy, Horticulture and Crop Insurance. At stake is about $100 billion annually!  Simply put, the Farm Bill touches everyone, every day.  All of our food, fiber and renewable fuel and energy is derived from the farm or benefits from programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The House and Senate Committees on Agriculture are gearing up for hearings in Washington and across the U.S. to collect information that will help in crafting the next reauthorization of the Farm Bill.

Continue at http://canslerconsulting.com/news/5780-2/

Farm-Bill-2014-Breakdown-Major-Program-Areas

 


3. Prevent the Summer Slide with Summer Reading

book.girl.readbook.boy.readThe summer slide isn’t playground equipment. Join the summer reading program at your library to prevent the summer slide.

During the summer, students will forget some of the skills they learned in school if they do not engage in activities to practice those skills. You can prevent your child from going down the summer slide by participating in the free summer reading program at your local public library.

Starting this month, libraries are offering STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), crafts, games, music, movies, and reading activities. Library staff are experts in helping students find reading materials that match their interests and reading level. However, the summer program is not only about reading! Libraries are also offering fun activities in a wide range of subject areas and styles to appeal to students’ diverse interests and abilities. Summer reading program activities are different at each library so contact your local public library and ask for a calendar of events.

The statewide summer reading program is supported in part by state Ready to Read funds and federal Library Services and Technology Act funds administered by the State Library of Oregon.


4. News from The Saving Nine 4-H Sewing Club

The “Saving Nine” 4-H sewing club met on June 5, 2017 at 3:30pm at the Extension Office.  Attending were Becca, Amara and leader Karen.  Excused absence was Codie-Lee.  Pledge of Allegiance led by the Girl Scouts, 4-H Pledge by Amara.  We finished skirts and did a few sewing flashcards.  Our next meeting is to be announced.  Meeting adjourned at 5:15pm.  Signed Amara James, News Reporter


5. Notice: Sherman County School District Board Meeting, June 12

The Sherman County School District Board of Directors will hold its Regular Board Meeting on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  An Executive Session pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(d) to conduct deliberations with persons designated to carry on labor negotiations and 192.660(2)(e) to conduct deliberations to negotiate real property transactions will precede the Regular Meeting at 6:00 p.m. These meetings will be held in the Sherman County School/Public Library. 


 6. Sherman County Court Notes, June 7

ShermanCoLogo~ By Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez

(This is a brief summary of topics addressed and is not official minutes. For official minutes and details, please see the official approved minutes posted after the June 21 court session on the Sherman County website at www.co.sherman.or.us.)

The Sherman County Court met in regular session on June 7, 2017, and in conducting the business of the county,

  • opened a budget hearing at 9:04 a.m.; there have been no changes since the budget was approved by the Budget Committee; no comment was made for or against; the Court approved the budget approved by the budget committee for the 2017-2018 fiscal year in the total sum of $52,455,167 and imposing the taxes provided for in the adopted budget at the rate of $8.7141 per $1,000 of assessed value for operations and that these taxes are hereby imposed and categorized for tax year 2017-2018 upon the assessed value of all taxable property within the County of Sherman as of 1:00 a.m., July 1, 2017, and approved appropriations as recommended by the finance director; the budget hearing closed at 9:07 a.m.;
  • witnessed a presentation to Jennifer Willie by Shawn Payne, Emergency Services Director, for a successful CPR save;
  • opened a public hearing regarding the SHIFT Festival mass gathering application; Georgia Macnab, Planner, explained the SHIFT Festival obtained a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) because the festival is to be held during the high-fire period of June-October; the CUP is a temporary permit for this year only; Glenn Fluhr, South Sherman Fire & Rescue Chief, stated that last year, SHIFT went above and beyond the fire plan; Glenn has the right to shut down fire activities in the event of wind; notice for the CUP and mass gathering application were sent out to neighboring property owners and to all Sherman County agencies; Shawn Payne, Emergency Services Director, stated she has been in contact with SHIFT representatives about the first aid plan and has sent out information about snake bite protocol as well as life flight protocol; Brad Lohrey, Sheriff, stated SHIFT fulfilled the requirement of having Department of Public Safety Standards Training certified security present; the Court granted a mass gathering permit to the SHIFT Festival for set up starting July 19, 2017, and the festival on July 20-23, 2017; brief discussion was held about insurance requirements; discussion was held about fire evacuation routes; Georgia will send out a notice of decision;
  • met with David, Nathan, and Nathaniel Stelzer, Azure Farms, and Rod Asher, Weed District Director, regarding the Azure Farms Weed Control Plan; Commissioner McCoy read a statement into the record regarding his feelings about the social media attack Azure Standard launched on Sherman County Court; Rod stated he has been researching weed control methods, and he feels the focus should be on results, not methods; Rod sent out a weed control agreement, and Azure returned a revised agreement the day before County Court; Rod revised the Azure version and provided the Court and the Stelzers copies for review; the Court suggested waiting to sign the document until all parties had a chance to look it over; Nathan stated he wanted to protect private property rights; Rod explained the original weed control plan implied he would be accessing Azure land with no limits, but his intention was to have only the limited access necessary to do his job; Nathan would prefer a firm, clear definition of how much of the property Rod would access; Nathan prefers that he be present and accompany anyone wanting access to the land and that all agreements be in writing, not just verbal; the Court suggested the Stelzers meet with Rod and come up with a plan both parties agree on before the next County Court; it was agreed by all parties that the Stelzers and Rod will draft an agreement together and present it at the next County Court meeting; Judge Thompson requested that the weed plan be provided to all parties prior to the Court session, allowing adequate time for review;
  • heard an updated from Glen Fluhr, South Sherman Fire & Rescue (SSFR) Chief, about the fire hall project; SSFR hired an engineer to come up with site plans; the income survey did not turn out in SSFR’s favor, and SSFR is not eligible for the Community Block Development Grant; Glenn estimated the project will cost approximately $1 million; the county has agreed to contribute up to $500,000 plus the $150,000 previously allocated; Glenn hopes to level out the site this year and to get utility features put in; the county will allocate the remaining $250,000 if SSFR presents a plan to the Budget Committee before next fiscal year; Glenn presented drawings from the engineering company; Glenn reported SSFR received a Sherman Development League grant for $16,000 to purchase a 3,000 gallon water tank on a 4-wheel drive chassis; Glenn updated the Court on the status of the proposed fire district merger; SSFR will have a schedule for coverage for the August 21 eclipse; Mid-Columbia Producers will have fuel tankers available in Moro and The Dalles for emergency vehicles;
  • met with Amber DeGrange and Christa Rude, Four Rivers Early Learning Hub, to discuss an amendment to the Intergovernmental Agreement with the State of Oregon; Christa reviewed the amendment and had questions about it; she recommended the Court not sign the amendment at this time, as she is unclear how the changes impact the current agreement; the insurance portion has changed, but the language is confusing; Christa will see if she can get clarification about the agreement so she can recommend the Court sign it; brief discussion was held about how budget cuts could impact the Hub;
  • approved hiring Joyce Combs for the part-time kitchen assistant position at the Senior Center effective June 1, 2017;
  • approved a letter of support for House Bill 2386 and House Bill 2645 establishing a drug take-back program;
  • approved Early Childhood Education funding for 2017-2018 fiscal year as follows: Little Wheats $26,666.67; Sherman County Child Care Foundation (ABC Huskies Child Care) – $26,666.67; Sherman County Preschool – $26,666.67;
  • approved the selection of Six Rivers Community Mediation Services as grantee to receive Oregon Office for Community Dispute Resolution funding for the 2017-2019 biennium to provide community dispute resolution services for Sherman County;
  • approved Oregon Youth Conservation Corps Grant Agreement No. 17-087 between the State of Oregon and Sherman County to provide funding for local, community-oriented projects that are administered by local programs and that employ local youth and authorized Amber DeGrange or Taylor Olsen to sign;
  • approved Intergovernmental Services Agreement Contract #3611-17 between Oregon Department of Revenue and Sherman County in the amount of $2,280 for map maintenance and related cartographic activities;
  • approved an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mid-Columbia Economic Development District and Sherman County in the amount of $40,000 for the provision of local economic development services effective July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, and authorized Judge Thompson to sign;
  • added Aaron Cook to the Biggs Service District Bank of Eastern Oregon signature card, removed Jeff Holliday from the signature card, and authorized Aaron to sign checks up to $300.00;
  • approved Miranda Owens as the 2017 Oregon Youth Conservation Corps Crew Leader;
  • approved United States Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services Work and Financial Plan between Sherman County and United States Department of Agriculture, in the amount of $72,026.00, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, and authorized Judge Thompson to sign;
  • approved the expenditure of up to $30,000 to Pacific Power for the purpose of overhead line removal for the courthouse facilities project;
  • discussed an Oregon State Parks response letter regarding development of facilities on Oregon State Parks Land at Starvation Lane, Wasco Annex tools/supplies, and a thank-you letter from ABC Huskies Child Care;
  • heard reports from Court members about regional board activities.

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

bird.talk2018 Farm Bill: Preview & Analysis  http://canslerconsulting.com/news/5780-2/ 

Federal Government to Review Sagegrouse Management in the West  http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/5362258-151/federal-government-reviews-sage-grouse-policy-in-oregon 

Oregon Growers. Farm Direct Specialty Foods http://www.oregongrowers.com/

Map Showing How Airlines Divert Flights Around Syrian Airspace http://brilliantmaps.com/flights-syria/

The Historic Nature of the Regulatory Slowdown https://www.americanactionforum.org/insight/historic-nature-regulatory-slowdown/

Gorge Academy of Cosmetology http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/news/2017/jun/07/dalles-gets-beauty-lesson/

NORCOR bond failed by 41 votes. Final tally in jail tax shows narrow defeat. http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/news/2017/jun/06/norcor-bond-failed-41-votes/

These 13 Counties Started Work Requirements for Food Stamps. Here’s What Happened. http://dailysignal.com/2017/06/07/these-13-counties-started-work-requirements-for-food-stamps-heres-what-happened/