Sherman County eNews #105


  1. What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library

  2. Letter to the Editor: Joe Dabulskis for County Judge

  3. Notice. Sherman County School District Communication to the Community –  Safety Presentation, April 30

  4. Nancy Young Stephens von Borstel 1936-2018

  5. Notice. Sherman County Planning Commission Public Hearing, April 30

  6. Prioritizing Productivity

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

1.What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library.

Logo.ShermanPub.School.Library2017 Community Preschool Storytime – EVERY Tuesday at 10am
Join us for Preschool Storytime and crafts. Ages 3-5.

April Book Club – Beartown by Fredrik Backman.
Thursday, April 26 at 6pm.

2. Letter to the Editor: Joe Dabulskis for County Judge

To the Editor and Sherman County Citizens,

As most of you know by now, I am running for the position of Sherman County Judge. This is not a decision I made or take lightly. The responsibilities of this position have in the past and will in the future affect our lives and the landscape of our county for generations. Sherman County is not only my home but your home, and I want what is best for our home. With that in mind I ask for your support and vote in the upcoming primary election. I have been privileged and honored to be elected by you to serve as one of your current County Commissioners and now seek to represent you proudly as your County Judge.

Thank you.

Joe Dabulskis


3. Sherman County School District Communication to the Community –  Safety Presentation, April 30

Issue 25 Communication to the Community - Safety Public Forum on 4-30-18 (1)

4. Nancy Young Stephens von Borstel 1936-2018

flower.rose.starNancy von Borstel April 10, 1936 – March 9, 2018 SAN DIEGO Nancy (Young Stephens) von Borstel of San Diego, Calif. died on March 9, 2018, 81 years old, after a short illness. This week she would have celebrated her 82nd birthday. With a kind heart, Nancy loved her garden clubs, alumni groups, tennis and traveling. She graduated from Hoover High School and earned her RN at Mercy Hospital. Nancy will be missed by many friends and family in California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Surviving her are children Robin Stephens of Colorado, Richard Stephens of Oregon, David Stephens of San Diego, and Dawn Stephens of Wales. Nancy asked that no service be held. Donations may be made in her name to the San Diego Horticultural Society. ~San Diego Union-Tribune 

5. NOTICE. Sherman County Planning Commission Public Hearing, April 30

The Sherman County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing, Monday, April 30, 2018 beginning at 5:30 P.M. at the Steve Burnet Extension and Research Building Conference Room, 66365 Lonerock Rd. Moro, Oregon.

The purpose of the hearing is to consider a proposal for partition and conditional use permit for a non-farm parcel and non-farm dwelling. The project is proposed by John Hall. The subject site is located in the exclusive farm use zone (F-1) and is approximately 8 miles east of Moro, Oregon at 65893 Hay Canyon Road and described by the Sherman County Assessors maps as T1S, R18E, Section 20, Tax Lot 3402, Sherman County, Oregon.

The regulations regarding this proposal is in the Sherman County Zoning Ordinance Article 3, Section 3.1, Conditional Uses Permitted, (n) Single family residential dwelling, including a manufactured home, not provided in conjunction with farm use, may be established on a lot or parcel, i.e., non-farm dwellings, subject to approval in accordance with the applicable provisions set forth in ORS 215.284.

All interested parties wishing to speak for or against the proposals are urged to attend. The Planning Commission may take one of the following actions upon conclusion of public testimony; deny, table, or recess the hearing to a set time and place. Failure of an issue to be raised in the hearing, in person or by letter, or failure to provide sufficient specificity to afford the decision maker an opportunity to respond to the issue precludes appeal based on that issue.

Copies of the proposal and other related information is available for review at the Sherman County Planning Department, 66365 Lonerock Rd., Moro, Oregon, during business hours. A copy of the staff report will available for inspection prior to the hearing. Copies will be provided at a reasonable cost.
Written testimony or questions may be directed to the Sherman County Planning Department, P.O. Box 381, Moro, Oregon 97039 or by phoning (541) 565-3601.The location of the hearing is accessible to the disabled. Please contact Georgia Macnab of the Sherman County Planning Department at the number listed above if you need any special accommodations to attend or participate in the hearing.

6. Prioritizing Productivity

If you are busier than you like to be, but feeling less productive, then read on.

How busy are you these days? Now, here is another question: How productive are you? As most of us know, the two are not remotely the same. All too often, being busy may have nothing at all to do with the results we get and what we achieve.

We spend our days, often very long days, in a flurry of activity. But, when the day or week is over, we are disappointed at the level of our accomplishment. Our disappointment creates stress and we push ourselves even harder to “get more done.” However, pushing hard isn’t the answer.

So, what is the answer? Experience shows that a sense of priorities based on a clear purpose and well-defined short- and long-term goals are what one needs. The world is full of people who are definitely in motion, but they’re not exactly sure where they’re going and they don’t know why, either. Maybe they get going so fast that they never take the time to figure it out, or they are afraid to take a moment on the off-chance that they won’t get started again. If that is your situation, perhaps now is the time to set aside the opportunity for personal reflection, some personal values clarification and goal-setting.

There is nothing like a strong sense of purpose, based on clearly spelled out values, to keep you moving. More than that, it keeps you moving in the right direction. With all the different media out there today, it is easier than ever before to get pulled away from our targets. We just want to make sure that the targets we are aiming at are worth our time and talents, and are truly getting us where we want to go. ~The Pacific Institute