Sherman County eNews #9


  1. Notice of Vacancy in Sherman County Commissioner Position

  2. Notice. Sherman County School District Calendar Update, Jan. 11

  3. Notice. Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting, Jan. 14

  4. Notice. Frontier Regional 911 Dispatch Board of Directors Meeting, Jan. 15

  5. Notice. Sherman County Ambulance ASA Plan Advisory Committee Agenda, Jan. 17

  6. So, What’s Next?

  7. Greg Walden announces 16 town halls across Oregon’s Second District in January

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


1. Notice of Vacancy in Sherman County Commissioner Position

A meeting facilitated by Sherman County Republican Chair Chris Moore will be held on January 21, 2019 at the Steve Burnet Extension building at 6 p.m.

All applicants for the position must be a registered Republican for 180 days prior to January 6, 2019 and a resident of the county for the period of one year prior to the date of the appointment.

Pursuant to ORS 236.217 the Sherman County Republican Central Committee will nominate no fewer than three nor more than five qualified persons to fill the vacancy.  The nominating convention shall be conducted according to party rules. Those interested in running for this position should contact Sherman County Republican Chair Chris Moore. 541-565-3516 or


 2. Notice. Sherman County School District Calendar Update, Jan. 11

Sherman County School Calendar Update

January 11th, 2019 is now a Full Day Friday

Dear Sherman County School District Students, Parents, Guardians, Families and Staff,

Due to the school closure on January 8th, 2019, the originally scheduled ½ day Friday on January 11th will now be a full day Friday.  As a reminder, Board Policy (EBCD – Emergency School Closures) determines this schedule change.  The wording states, “If, during a half day Friday week, there is an emergency school closure on any full day, the half day Friday will be changed to a full day that particular week.”

Please give me a call at Sherman County School at 541-565-3500 or send me an email at if you have any questions.


Wes Owens


Sherman County School District


3. Notice. Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting, Jan. 14

Public Meeting Announcement 

The Sherman County School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 14, 2019. This meeting will be held in the meeting room of the Sherman County Public/School Library. 




4. Notice. Frontier Regional 911 Dispatch Board of Directors Meeting, Jan. 15


         January 15, 2019 at  1:00 p.m.

         ESD Conference Room – 135 S. Main, Condon

1 –     Approve October 16, 2018 Minutes

2 –     Election of Officers

3 –     Frontier TeleNet Update

4 –     Manager’s Report:  Phone Update, Burns Paiute Bill – Renee Heidy

  • If necessary, Executive Session may be held in accordance with ORS 192.660 (1)

                                             (e) Property

                                             (h) Legal Rights

                                             (i) Personnel

  • As this is a regular meeting of the Frontier Regional 911 Board, other matters may be addressed as deemed appropriate by the Board.

Agenda Distributed January 8, 2019:

Frontier Regional 911 Dispatch Board Members:

Sheriff Gary Bettencourt –

Judge Elizabeth Farrar –

Sheriff Jim Adkins –

Commissioner Mae Huston –

Sheriff Brad Lohrey –

Judge Joe Dabulskis –

Sheriff Mike Smith –

Judge Lynn Morley –

decor45. Notice. Sherman County Ambulance ASA Plan Advisory Committee Agenda, Jan. 17

Sherman County Ambulance

ASA Plan Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda

Burnet Extension Building

January 17, 2019   6:00 PM

1.0     Open Meeting

2.0     Review/Approve September 5, 2018 minutes

3.0     Review 2018 (January – December) Response Statistics

         3.1  Dispatch

         3.2  Ambulance

4.0     Issues / Concerns

5.0     Next Meeting July 18, 2019 @ 6:00PM

6.0     Adjourn


6. So, What’s Next?

Have you ever noticed that there seems to be a lull, a drop in energy, after the holidays? Yes, it may be due to insufficient sleep, but more than likely, it’s because a goal has been achieved.

When we set a goal, our minds are dealing with the gap between the way things are now (current reality) and the way we want things to be (the goal). This is also known as Cognitive Dissonance – cognitive, meaning of the mind, and dissonance meaning things just don’t match. In music, it’s two notes, usually very close together, that causes our ears to beg for resolution – one way or the other.

Because we are picture-oriented as human beings, our minds want the pictures we hold to match. And because we cannot hold two opposing pictures at the same time, we naturally move to the strongest picture – either way, because our minds don’t care. It is only the strength of our goals that cause our minds to “care” so much about which picture we move toward. As we move, we get energy and ideas to reach the goal. The closer we get to goal achievement, the less energy and ideas we need, which leads to the lull. For the holidays, we goal-set to decorate, get gifts purchased, make it through dinners and brunches and parties.

Now, the parties are over. Gifts are exchanged and opened, and the refrigerator may still have leftovers. It’s “lull time.” Now, lulls in the action are fine, as long as they are intentional and not a mistake. They are also a great time for a little introspection and for planning that next round of goal-setting. What do you want next? Where do you want to go? What is going to be your hallmark for this new year?

The possibilities are as great as your imagination. ~The Pacific Institute


7. Greg Walden announces 16 town halls across Oregon’s Second District in January

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today announced he will hold 16 town halls in January, with meetings in Josephine, Jackson, Klamath, Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook, Harney, Malheur, Baker, Wallowa, Union, Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam, Hood River, and Wasco counties. Full details on the town hall meetings are included below.

“I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be holding 16 town halls across Oregon’s vast Second District,” said Walden. “I look forward to getting together with people on the ground and hearing your concerns and ideas and suggestions about this new session of Congress, and giving you an update on the things we’ve accomplished and what we want to work on going forward.”

Walden has held 148 town hall meetings since 2012, and responded to more than 168,000 letters, emails, and phone calls in the last two years. Walden recently released the top legislative accomplishments for Oregon in the 115th Congress, including work to combat the opioid crisis, improve forest management, and give Oregon veterans access to better care at the VA.

Oregonians who cannot attend Walden’s town hall meetings but would still like to ask questions or provide input are encouraged to visit his website at There, Oregonians can find Walden’s views on local and regional issues, send him an email to provide input, and sign up for his free, regular newsletter. 

Second District residents can also sign up for telephone town hall meetings through Walden’s website. “I receive very positive feedback from people in our district about telephone town halls, which reach thousands of people in the comfort of their own homes. These are especially important for those who have difficulty with transportation. Telephone town halls give people whose voice might not otherwise be heard a chance to give their input on the issues they care about,” Walden said.

Constituents can also follow Walden on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to learn more about his work around Oregon’s Second District


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