Sherman County eNews #14


  1. PUBLIC NOTICE. Sherman County School District Board Meeting, Jan. 22

  2. Sherman County School Basketball Schedule Update, Jan. 20, 27 & Feb. 6

  3. Sherman County Photography Club Meeting, Jan. 22

  4. What Else Needs to be Done?

  5. Sherman County eNews Editorial Policies

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

1. PUBLIC NOTICE. Sherman County School District Board Meeting, Jan. 22

The Sherman County School District Board of Directors will hold a Special Board Meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, January 22, 2018. This meeting will include an Executive Session pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(b) … to hear complaints or charges brought against a public officer, employee, staff member or agent. This meeting will be held in the meeting room of the Sherman County School/Public Library. 



2. Sherman County School Basketball Schedule Update, Jan. 20, 27 & Feb. 6

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Saturday, January 20, 2018 – Bus departure has changed for Ione to 12:45.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 – No JV games vs South Wasco here at home.  Varsity girls start at 1:00 and Varsity boys start at 2:30.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – Game added vs Yakama Tribal in Toppenish.  No JV girls game, JV boys start at 4:30, Varsity girls start at 6:00, Varsity boys start at 7:30.  Bus departs at 2:00, class dismissal at 1:50.

~Audrey Rooney, Registrar, Sherman High School, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, OR 97039

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

3. Sherman County Photography Club Meeting, Jan. 22

camera.handheldThe Sherman County Photography Club meets this Monday, January 22 at the Steve Burnett Extension Building in Moro. Meeting starts at 6pm. Everyone with an interest in photography, with or without a camera, is invited to attend and join in the fun of learning something new in the upcoming year. Monday’s meeting will include a presentation from a member of the Columbia Gorge Photography Club, sharing of “Holiday Traditions” photos and planning outings, presentations and photo challenges for this year.

4. What Else Needs to be Done?

We have been working our way to some initial thoughts for this New Year, specifically those about comparisons. Comparing how far we’ve come, with how far we have yet to go.

We learned about how we shut down our drive, energy and creativity as we achieve our goals. This is natural for us to do. And it is perfectly OK to take some time to celebrate our achievements, understanding that we are doing this by intent and not by neglect.

However, comparing our “today” selves with how we used to be virtually has the same effect as reaching a goal. There is no longer a gap to close. Our energy and creativity aren’t necessary, and we have stopped our growth. The danger of becoming self-satisfied is huge – and this may not be a positive way to look at ourselves and our world.

More productive is to keep asking ourselves, “Where do we want to be? Where do we need to grow to solve the challenges of this world?” We want to keep creating those gaps between where we are and where we want to be. The world today is full of challenges – some great, some small – and some as close as our own backyard. Each of them needs our attention, our creativity and our energy.

As difficult as it may seem right now, it is time to have great faith in humankind’s ability to create a positive future for itself. We are totally capable of creating that future based on mutual respect and compassion, and a common commitment to solving the challenges along the way. Humans are a curious lot, and love nothing better than a mystery to solve. We like finding ways to make things happen! So, let’s put our creativity and energies into creating a better world, and let us start today. ~The Pacific Institute

5. Sherman County eNews Editorial Policies

eye2CLASSIFIEDS. 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.

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES. Please submit thank you and congratulatory notes by using the Submit News page by Wednesday at 5. Express gratitude and recognize acts of kindness, achievement and service.

JOYFUL NEWS. We will happily publish notices of births, birthdays, engagements, weddings and anniversaries – with Friday Classifieds. The deadline is the same, Wednesday at 5, and must include Sherman County connections. Links are welcome. No photos. Use the Submit News page.  And then, please, send your birth, birthday, engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements to The Times-Journal via

NEWS RELEASES. Please submit event and information news, meeting notices and calendar dates by using the Submit News page. Include who, what, where, when, how & why with contact or source information. As appropriate, follow up with news of event results. Links are welcome. Text, please; no posters or flyers. Keep it relevant, no longer than 350 words.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  We encourage letters to the Editor that focus on ideas and opinions about public issues and events rather than personalities or private matters. We reserve the right to change policies at any time and to reject or edit any Letter to the Editor.

  • Keep it short, no longer than 350 words.
  • Keep it simple with one or two clear points. No attachments.
  • Keep it fresh with no more than one letter per writer per month.
  • Keep it civilized, in good taste and free from libel.
  • Keep it relevant; focus on a local event, previous letter or issues of general concern – not personalities.
  • Letters must be signed, name and town. Anonymous letters will not be posted.
  • Please submit Letters to the Editor by using the Submit News page. 

SPIRITUAL MATTERS for Sherman County Churches and Faith Groups

A Friday column, Spiritual Matters is intended to welcome, inform and inspire.

First: Recognized/organized churches and faith groups in Sherman County are invited to participate.

Second: The Current Rotation

1st Friday: Wasco Church of Christ, Christian & Moro Community Presbyterian

2nd Friday: Grass Valley Baptist & Wasco Catholic

3rd Friday: Baha’i  & Kent Baptist

4th Friday: Wasco United Methodist, Rufus Baptist & Grass Valley Catholic

5th Friday [to be determined by the Editor or proposed by a participant] 

Third: Articles must be submitted by 5 p.m. Wednesday for Friday publication. Please limit messages to 300 words or less.

Fourth: Attacks on another faith, a previous Spiritual Matters article or author will not be published.

Fifth:   The subject matter should be spiritual and inspirational, calling people to faith, and may include doctrinal understandings.

Sixth:   The editor reserves the right to decline to publish articles.

Seventh: Please let us know if your group wishes to participate in this rotation.

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

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