Sherman County eNews #357

CONTENTS

  1. Sherman County School Basketball Schedule Update, Dec. 11 & 18

  2. Sherman County School District Notice of Job Posting

  3. Sherman County Launches New Website

  4. Notice. Sherman County Court Meeting & Agenda, Dec. 20

  5. History Tidbits: Sherman County Trivia Question #2

  6. Here’s To Life!

  7. Update: Oregon Strike Teams Assisting with California Wildfires

  8. Anglers Remove 191,000 Salmon-eating Pikeminnow from Columbia & Snake Rivers

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


 The Greatest Gift of All
~ John Jarvis

Dawn is slowly breaking;
Our friends have all gone home.
You and I are waiting
For Santa Claus to come.

There’s a present by the tree,
Stockings on the wall.
Knowing you’re in love with me
Is the greatest gift of all.

The fire is slowly fading,
Chill is in the air;
All the gifts are waiting
For children ev’rywhere

Through the window I can see
Snow begin to fall.
Knowing you’re in love with me
Is the greatest gift of all.

Just before I go to sleep
I hear a church bell ring.
Merry Christmas ev’ryone
Is the song it sings.

So I say a silent prayer
For creatures great and small:
Peace on earth goodwill to men
Is the greatest gift of all.
Peace on earth goodwill to men
Is the greatest gift of all.


1.Sherman County School Basketball Schedule Update, Dec. 11 & 18

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December 11, 2017 – JV Boys Basketball game at Dufur has been rescheduled for December 18, 2017 still in Dufur at 5:00, bus departs at 3:15, class dismissal at 3:05.

— Audrey Rooney, Registrar  

Sherman High School           

65912 High School Loop

Moro, OR 97039

PH: 541-565-3500 ~ Fax: 541-565-3319


2. Sherman County School District Notice of Job Posting

Logo.Sherman High SchoolNOTICE OF JOB POSTING

Sherman County School District

65912 High School Loop

Moro, Oregon 97039

Custodian

 

Sherman County School District is seeking a qualified custodial candidate. The candidate must be self-motivated and is responsible for performing custodial duties, minor maintenance, and other miscellaneous duties on a regimented schedule in order to ensure that the school building and facilities are maintained in a healthy, safe, and sanitary manner.  Medical, dental, and vision insurance are included.

Criminal record check and pre-employment drug screening required. For information and application materials please email or call Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us or 541-565-3500.

Application Method/Materials Required

Please submit a letter of interest, application (available from the school district) and resume if you are interested in the position to:

~Wes Owens, Superintendent

65912 High School Loop

Moro, Oregon  97039

(541) 565-3500

wowens@sherman.k12.or.us

This position will remain open until filled.

Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer.


3. Sherman County Launches New Website

ShermanCoLogoWe’re excited to have launched  our new website that will help us better serve Sherman County.

The new site focuses on helping residents, businesses and visitors better access services and information and includes:

  • a responsive design that adapts to phones, tablets, laptops and computers
  • a simple search that makes it easier to find information and services
  • an ‘Answers’ tool that lets users quickly access frequently asked questions integration with county social media accounts
  • and more.  

If you have not visited our new website, please go to https://sherman-county-or.proudcity.com/ and tell us what you think.


4. Notice. Sherman County Court Meeting & Agenda, Dec. 20

The  Sherman County Court will be in session on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in the Circuit Courtroom at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039.  The agenda, including updates, will be posted on the Sherman County Website at www.co.sherman.or.us.

Agenda December 20 2017


5. History Tidbits: Sherman County Trivia Question #2

Q. The half-mile long bridge was built in 1962. It was named for a champion of the Good Roads Movement. What is his name and where is it?

A. See History Tidbits: Sherman County Trivia Answer in the Links section.


6. Here’s To Life!

For some, today’s topic will create a little discomfort. Please do not be concerned. A little discomfort is usually a good thing, not something to be avoided. It’s a sign of impending growth. Here goes: When it comes to “near death” experiences, most people report some common feelings. Let’s take a look at what that encompasses.

What we are talking about is not what their experience of death is like. We are referring to their altered attitude toward life. Almost every single survivor reports feeling more connected to humanity and less concerned about self.

For example, in 1973, when Stevie Wonder came out of a four-day coma after an automobile accident, he deepened his commitment to helping his fellow man. “I will not be operating so much ‘on’ time as ‘in’ time,” he said, meaning that he would strive to help others before it was too late.

This is exactly what people in similar circumstances report they feel – an overwhelming desire to be of service. For many of us, it seems to take a severe shakeup or a close-call with death to wake us up to our own sense of purpose and our own sense of nature. It’s just like Ebeneezer Scrooge, in Charles Dickens’ story “A Christmas Carol.” He had to be shown his own death before the spirits could convince him to change his ways.

How would you live differently if you had just come back from the brink of death? Would you pay more attention to your business or to your family? What would you treasure? What would you stop doing? What would you start?

Consider, if you will, that third level of happiness we talked about last week – Contribution. Perhaps we don’t need to have a near-death experience in order to live every day with gratitude, and to create the most complete life we can have. We don’t need to hear “angel wings” or be visited by ghosts in the night, in order to better connect to the world around us.

What do you think? What will be your first steps?  ~The Pacific Institute 


7. Update: Oregon Strike Teams Assisting with California Wildfires

The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, activated its Agency Operations Center Wednsday, December 6th and deployed 15 strike teams with equipment and personnel who are now actively engaged in assisting with the wildfires in California.

All Oregon resources are assigned to assist with the Thomas Fire burning near Ventura, California. The California Office of Emergency Services reports that the Thomas Fire is at 230,500 acres and is 15% contained.

“Oregon resources are doing great work and their morale is good,” said Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Mariana Ruiz-Temple. “We continue to be proud of our firefighters professionalism and effective intergration with California resources during these difficult fires.”

In addition to OSFM’s deployed resources, the Oregon Department of Forestry has also deployed 60 personnel and 25 engines to assist with the California wildfires.

Be sure to follow the OSFM on Facebook/Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal and Twitter @OSFM for regular updates.

California made the request through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact a national state-to-state mutual aid system. The EMAC request is sent directly to Oregon Emergency Management who contact and coordinate with the appropriate Oregon agency to fulfill the requests.


8. Anglers Remove 191,000 Salmon-eating Pikeminnow from Columbia & Snake Rivers

Portland, Ore. — The numbers are in and they’re impressive. In 2017, anglers caught and removed more than 191,000 northern pikeminnow from the Columbia and Snake rivers, protecting young salmon and steelhead from predation.

Approximately 1,100 people registered to be part of the Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Program. All together anglers removed 191,483 of the salmon-eating predators from the two rivers, and were paid nearly $1,542,000 for their efforts. The program, funded by the Bonneville Power Administration, runs from May 1 through Sept. 30.

The anglers’ successes mean BPA is also successfully meeting its program goals.

“The program’s goal is to reduce the number of pikeminnow that prey heavily on juvenile salmon,” said Makary Hutson, BPA project manager. “Annual harvest rate estimates, which are calculated using data from tagged fish caught by anglers, indicate the 2017 season met our program targets, which directly benefits juvenile salmon making their way to the ocean.”

The reward program pays registered anglers $5 to $8 per fish, nine inches or longer. The more fish an angler catches during the season, the more each pikeminnow they reel in is worth. State fish and wildlife biologists also release more than 1,000 specially tagged northern pikeminnow, each worth $500.

This year the top 20 fishermen registered with the Sport Reward Program earned an average of nearly $30,000 each. The top angler earned nearly $84,000, reeling in more than 10,000 fish over the five-month season.

Northern pikeminnow are voracious eaters, consuming millions of young salmon and steelhead every year. Since 1990, anglers paid through the program have removed more than 4.8 million pikeminnow from the Columbia and Snake rivers. The program has reduced predation on young salmon and steelhead by up to 40 percent since it began.

The BPA-funded program is administered by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. The 2018 season is scheduled for May 1 through Sept. 30, 2018. For more information about the program call 800-858-9015 or visit www.pikeminnow.org.


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

 

bird.owl.limbAlleged NY City Terrorist Got to U.S. through Chain Migration

Space Weather: A Rock Comet Approaches Earth

History Tidbits: Sherman County Trivia Answer: Sam Hill; Columbia River at Biggs Junction

Oregon’s ranking of 48th points to need for Career Technical Education funds

NFL Ticket Prices Fall To $10 As Teams Struggle To Fill Stadiums

What Kids Really Want for Christmas

Words. Be folksy and talk in similes.


 

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