Sherman County eNews #30


  1. Notice. Memorial Service for Will Carey, Feb. 9

  2. Wilford “Will” Kenneth Carey 1941-2018

  3. Candidate Filing Form: Precinct Committeepersons

  4. Conversations with Funders Events Across the State, Feb. & March

  5. NOTICE. Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting, Feb. 12

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

1. NOTICE. Memorial Service for Will Carey, Feb. 9

ShermanCoLogoFor those who have not heard, it is with a heavy heart that we inform you that Will Carey, County Counsel, passed unexpectedly over the weekend. For those wishing to attend, Will Carey’s service will be held this Friday, February 9th at 11 a.m. at the WAAAM facility (Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum), 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, OR 97031. ~Sherman County Court

2. Wilford “Will” Kenneth Carey 1941-2018

flower.rose.starWilford “Will” Carey passed away peacefully and unexpectedly at his home in Hood River, Ore., on Feb. 3, 2018. He was born to Kenneth Carey and June Grigg Carey on March 16, 1941. He was proud to be a fourth generation Oregonian. Will grew up on a farm in Vale, Ore., in a family that eventually grew to include eight siblings: six sisters and two brothers.

The family relocated to Ontario, Ore., where Will attended high school and excelled in his favorite sport, football. He joined the National Guard and went directly into active duty after graduation.

Will attended to Ricks Junior College in Rexburg, Idaho, where he met his wife Sheryl Olson Carey. The couple married in 1964. Later they welcomed their first child, son Erich Carey. Will attended and graduated from Utah State University and was commissioned as a regular army officer due to his outstanding involvement in ROTC.

He and his family moved to Bamburg, Germany, where he served for two years before receiving orders for Vietnam. At age 26, Will had been promoted to Captain and led a company of 200 troops in active combat. He was wounded during the beginning of the TET Offensive and received a purple heart. He was awarded the Silver Star medal for his heroic action in that battle. He also was awarded two bronze stars for his service.

After months of recovery, Will was released from the hospital and sent to University of Oregon’s ROTC department, where he taught military history. After medical retirement from the Army, he attended U of O School of Law, receiving his Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 1972.

Will started work in Hood River as assistant district attorney. He joined the private law firm of Annala Lockwood in 1974. He discovered an interest in the field of land use and helped write many of Hood River County’s first land use regulations. Will was hired by Wasco County to thwart the infamous Rajneesh takeover attempt. He represented several neighboring governmental bodies (counties, cities, and ports) up until his recent passing. He was instrumental in the forming of Northern Oregon Regional Corrections facility. He also helped form the Community Renewable Energy Association.

In 1981, Will accepted appointment as municipal court judge for the City of Hood River. He held this position for 37 years. His compassion towards the defendants in his courtroom was well recognized and respected.

From a young age, Will was interested in cars and their restoration. His passion for cars provided a joyful release from the continuous demands of his vocation. Automobile swap meets, auctions, car clubs and shows resulted in many lifelong friendships. Other hobbies included hunting and fishing, tennis and actively viewing Ducks’ football games.

He was a member of the Eagles, The Elks Club, the American Legion and the Crag Rats Mountain Rescue. He volunteered services for Rotary International, Columbia Gorge Opportunity Connections and Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum.

Will is survived by his wife Sheryl, son Erich (wife Renee), daughter Sonja (husband Lupe Marquez), all his brothers and sisters, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and loving dog Pepper.

A memorial Service will be held at Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (1600 Air Museum Rd, Hood River, OR 97031) 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 9th, 2018. Interment will follow at the Pine Grove Butte Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations) 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031. Visit to leave a note of condolence for the family.

3. Candidate Filing Form: Precinct Committeepersons

Candidates for Precinct Committeeperson

First day to file: February 1, 2018

Last day to file: March 6, 2018

To be filed with the County Elections official.

Also see ORS 248.015 – Precinct Committeepersons

4. Conversations with Funders Events Across the State, Feb. & March

More than $5 million in funding will be on the table when Oregon Cultural Trust Manager Aili Schreiner joins with colleagues from the Cultural Trust’s Statewide Partners and other funders Feb. 6 through March 8 for “Conversations with Funders and Partners,” a 14-stop state tour. Attendees will learn about grant programs available from multiple grantmakers and will have the opportunity to discuss their projects and programming. Other statewide programming resources also will be presented.

Representatives from the Statewide Partners — the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage, Oregon Humanities and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office — will be joined by counterparts from The Oregon Community Foundation and Portland’s Regional Arts and Culture Council for some of the events.

Organizations encouraged to attend “Conversations with Funders and Partners” include libraries, arts organizations, museums, cultural centers, historical societies, arts alliances, literary groups and heritage organizations. All cultural nonprofit organizations are welcome.

Among the grant opportunities discussed will be the Cultural Trust’s 2018 Cultural Development Grants; grant guidelines will be posted on the Trust website Monday, Feb. 5, with an April 13 application deadline (see details below).

“Conversations with Funders and Partners” begin Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Northeast Portland and are scheduled in regional flights. Registration is not required.

The schedule is:
Portland Metro — all events 4 — 6:30 p.m.
* Portland: Tuesday, Feb. 6, Cerimon House (5131 NE 23rd Ave.)
* Beaverton: Thursday, Feb. 8, Meeting Room A, Beaverton City Library
(12375 SW 5th St.)

Oregon City & Eugene — all events 4-6:30 pm
* Oregon City: Tuesday, Feb. 13, Community Room, Oregon City Library (606 John Adams St.)
* Eugene: Thursday, Feb. 15, Phoenix Room, Phoenix Inn Suites (850 Franklin Blvd.)

Oregon Coast & Roseburg — event times vary
* Seaside: Tuesday, Feb. 20, Clatsop Community College, South County Campus (1455 N Roosevelt) 10 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
* Lincoln City: Tuesday, Feb. 20, Lincoln City Cultural Center (540 NE Hwy 101) 4 p.m. — 6:30 p.m.
* Florence: Wednesday, Feb. 21, Florence Event Center (715 Quince St.) 10 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
* Coos Bay: Wednesday, Feb. 21, Coos History Museum (1210 N Front St.) 2 p.m. — 4 p.m.
* Roseburg: Thursday, Feb. 22, Pacific Hall, Douglas County Fairgrounds (2110 SW Frear St.) 12 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.

Central & Southern Oregon — event times vary
* Bend: Tuesday, Feb. 27, High Desert Museum (59800 US-97) 4:30 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
* Klamath Falls: Wednesday, Feb. 28, Ross Ragland Theater (218 N 7th St.) 12 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.
* Medford: Wednesday, Feb. 28, Adams Room, Medford Public Library (205 S Central Ave.) 4 p.m. — 6:30 p.m.

Eastern Oregon & Willamette Valley- all events 4 — 6:30 pm
* La Grande: Tuesday, March 6, Community Room, Cook Memorial Library (2006 Fourth St.)
* Albany: Thursday, March 8, Albany Regional Museum (136 Lyon St. S)

5. NOTICE. Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting, Feb. 12

Public Meeting Announcement: The Sherman County School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018. This meeting will be held in the meeting room of the Sherman County School/Public Library.

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