Sherman County eNews #253

CONTENTS

  1. Sherman County Middle School Football Update, Oct. 2

  2. Sherman County High School Football Update, Sept.28

  3. Update! Sherman County School Hall of Honor Celebration, Sept. 28

  4. Volunteer to Help with Youth 4-H Theatre Arts!

  5. Notice. Biggs Service District Board Meeting, Oct. 3

  6. Notice. Sherman County Court Session, Oct. 3

  7. Efficiency vs. Effectiveness

  8. Skinner Ranch Family Backs Congressman Walden

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


1. Sherman County Middle School Football Update, Oct. 2

sport-football-referee2Sherman Middle School Football

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 – MS FB vs Lyle at Lyle with a start time of 5:00.  The bus will depart SCS at 3:00, class dismissal at 2:50.

~Audrey Rooney, Registrar  

Sherman High School

65912 High School Loop

Moro, OR 97039

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


2. Sherman County High School Football Update, Sept.28

Logo.Sherman High SchoolThis Friday night, September 28, 2018, the Sherman High School football team will not be playing its game against Enterprise High School. This is due to a shortage of players from a combination of injuries and failing to meet the academic expectations of a Sherman student athlete. With student safety in mind, the Sherman County School District and Sherman High School will evaluate the injury report at the end of the week and give its student athletes the academic support and opportunities they need to be back on the field at Ione on October 5. ~Mike Somnis, K-12 Principal & Head Football Coach


3. Update! Sherman County School Hall of Honor Celebration, Sept. 28

Logo.Sherman High SchoolThere will be a slight change to the schedule of the Hall of Honor Celebration on September 28, 2018.  The Sherman County School District will still be celebrating the induction of four individuals and one foundation into the Sherman County School District Hall of Honor at a reception in the Event Center that will begin at 5:30 p.m. 

There will not be a football game that evening, but the Booster Club will still be serving a Tri-Tip dinner between 5:30-6:15 p.m. and designated speakers will be sharing memories of each honoree beginning at 6:00 p.m. After the speeches have concluded, the induction ceremony will commence immediately following at the same location. The public is welcome to join the celebration at 5:30 p.m. in the Event Center.

Please join us for the $10.00 fundraising dinner to support the Booster Club as we honor all Hall of Honor Inductees. Dinner tickets can be purchased at the door or you may attend the event for free if not purchasing dinner. 

The 2018 inductees include the generous and dedicated Sherman County Athletic Foundation, Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Member Mike Beers, Businesswoman, Farmer and Artist Karla (von Borstel) Chambers, United States Navy Executive Officer Don (Gordon) Helyer (posthumously), and long-time Sherman County Superintendent Wily Knighten (posthumously). 

The purpose of the Hall of Honor is to formally recognize outstanding contributions to the heritage and tradition of the Sherman County School District.  It is the intent of this Hall of Honor to recognize and preserve the memory of students, teachers, athletes, teams, coaches, boosters, and others whose achievements and support have brought recognition and honor to the Sherman County School District. 

For information regarding the Hall of Honor or to nominate a candidate for future induction, please visit http://www.shermancountyschooldistrict.weebly.com and click on the Hall of Honor tab.  For questions, call Wes Owens at 541-565-3500.


4. Volunteer to Help with Youth 4-H Theatre Arts!

4-H clover1Want to help lead a new 4-H “Theatre Arts” club? No acting or performing experience needed! We’ve got lots of kids with interest in drama, there’s easy-to-use 4-H curriculum, and we just received a $2000 grant to put on a kids’ drama musical with hired instructors. 4-H clubs need to meet at least 6 times a year, usually once a month, plus you’d need to attend the monthly Sherman 4-H Assn meetings. Let the Sherman Extension Office know if you’re interested, love to have you! 541-565-3230 or email cindy.brown@oregonstate.edu


5. Notice. Biggs Service District Board Meeting, Oct. 3

The Biggs Service District will hold a public meeting on October 3rd at 8:30 am in the Commissioners Meeting room at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street in Moro, Oregon 97039 to discuss items relating to the Biggs Water System Project and to the District.


6. Notice. Sherman County Court Session, Oct. 3

ShermanCoLogoThe Sherman County Court session scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. will be held in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039. Agenda topics include Frontier TeleNet, Day Wireless – Wireless System Upgrades Outside of Fiber Areas; and Quarterly Reports by the Sherman County Clerk, Mid-Columbia Economic Development District, Sherman County Juvenile Department, Prevention Coalition and Sherman County Emergency Services Department. The agenda, including updates, will be posted on the Sherman County Website at www.co.sherman.or.us.


7. Efficiency vs. Effectiveness

Did you know that there is an important difference between efficiency and effectiveness? Let’s talk about that difference and, more importantly, why it matters.

Most businesses focus a lot of energy on running an efficient operation – efficient in the sense that things get done with a minimum of effort and motion. It’s low input and high output. In other words, efficiency is doing things right. But doing what things? Ah-ha! This is a very important question.

You see, effectiveness would be doing the right things right. And effectiveness is what you want to aim for, because you can be extremely efficient at doing the wrong things. You can practice the wrong technique or the wrong moves until you’ve got it down perfectly. And then you’re going to wonder and worry about why you’re not doing any better, why the business is failing, why your customers don’t come back when everything is running like a well-oiled machine.

So when you visualize yourself or your business, don’t just see yourself doing things right. See yourself doing the right things right. And remember that sometimes the right thing done imperfectly can beat the heck out of a flawless performance of the wrong thing. Edward Deming, the originator of the total quality management movement, once said that if you run a company on numbers alone, you are sure to fail, because the most important numbers are unknown and unknowable.

It is possible that one of the things he meant was don’t worry so much about doing things right, and concentrate instead on doing the right things. Not such a bad thing to teach our children, as well. ~The Pacific Institute


8. Skinner Ranch Family Backs Congressman Walden

Calls on Dem Candidate to Stop Using Ranch Sign

(Jordan Valley)—Congressman Greg Walden’s opponent was dealt a setback today when the seventh generation, Eastern Oregon ranch family she married into about two years ago and met for the first time this year made clear they support Walden in the race for Congress. 

“It’s time to clear up this nonsense about Jamie McLeod-Skinner being part of our ranch family.  She’s a California liberal who came out to the ranch a few months back and got a selfie under our sign. Her wife may share our last name, but they’re a distant branch of the family. We’re asking her to stop using our ranch sign in her campaign and stop misleading voters.  It’s not how we do things out here,” said Bob Skinner, former president of the Oregon Cattleman’s Association and current officer of the National Public Lands Council.

“We trust and support Greg Walden.  We asked him to give one of the eulogies at my Dad’s memorial a few years back.  He understands and supports ranchers and our Eastern Oregon way of life.  He’s a life-long Oregonian, small business owner and a guy who is always there fighting for us.  He has our full support,” said Skinner.

To prove the point, three generations of the Skinner family joined Walden for a photo under the Skinner Ranch sign. “Facts matter. And the facts in this case are clear:  the Skinner ranch family of Jordan Valley supports Greg Walden.  His opponent needs to stop misleading voters,” said Skinner.

Walden’s ancestors on his father side came to Oregon in the fall of 1845.  His father grew up in Milton-Freewater and his mother in La Grande.  Walden was born in The Dalles and has spent nearly his entire life living in the Gorge.  He and his wife Mylene owned and operated radio stations there for more than two decades. They raised their son in Hood River, where they’ve lived in the same home since 1987. Walden is a graduate of Hood River Valley High School where he served as student body president.  Their son also is a graduate of Hood River Valley High School.

“I deeply appreciate the more than 20 years of friendship with the Skinners, and greatly value their strong support of my campaign,” said Walden.


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

bird.owl.limbKids to Ask Questions at Oregon’s Gubernatorial Debate October 3

Editorial: Campaign finance should be transparent

Walden meets with county officials

Library Book Challenges Stack Up

Why States are Leaving Common Core Education in Droves


 

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