Sherman County eNews #22


  1. Notice. CORRECTION: Sherman County Court Special Session, Jan. 30

  2. Letter to the Editor: A Meat Cutting Business to Benefit the Region

  3. P.S. Friday Classifieds: Freezer or Refrigerator/Freezer for School Ag Classes

  4. Receive The Other Oregon Free Monthly e-Newsletter

  5. Look for Other Pebbles

  6. Oregon Capital Insider Index: This week in Salem, by the numbers

1.Notice. CORRECTION: Sherman County Court Special Session, Jan. 30

ShermanCoLogoThe Sherman County Court will hold a Special Session at 10:00 a.m. on January 30, 2019, in the County Courthouse in the Commissioners Meeting Room, 500 Court Street, Moro Oregon 97039 for the purpose of holding interviews for the appointment of the vacant Sherman County Commissioner position. Following the interviews, County Court will announce their decision, with swearing in of the newly appointed Commissioner at 2:30 p.m.

**Sherman County Court will NOT be holding Commissioner Interviews in Executive Session due to ORS 192.660 (2) (a) exemption 7 (a) which states Executive Session does not apply to the filling of a vacancy in an elective position.

~Kayla von Borstel, Sherman County Court Administrative Assistant

(541)-565-3416  |  Hours: M-TH 8am-430pm

2. Letter to the Editor: A Meat Cutting Business to Benefit the Region

pencil.sharpKory Kock is starting a meat cutting business at Grass Valley, Oregon. Although he has a ways to go to be ready for business, this is exciting. Not only will this be beneficial for Kory and his employees, but our community as well. Sherman, Wasco, Gilliam, and Klickitat Counties will hopefully jump in with full support for this new enterprise.

The North Central Livestock Association’s meeting on February 16, 2019, at 6:00 P.M. at The Riverside in Maupin is a great time to discuss this new endeavor. GO FOR IT KORY!!

Paul Sather


3. P.S. Friday Classifieds: Freezer or Refrigerator/Freezer for School Ag Classes

The Sherman County School Ag Department is looking for donation of a freezer or fridge/freezer. ? An upright is preferred due to limited space. It would mostly be used to preserve deceased livestock organs and systems for hands on learning in animal science classes. Contact Sherman County School District 541-565-3500.

4. Receive The Other Oregon Free Monthly e-Newsletter

The free monthly e-newsletter – The Other Oregon – will highlight news and information important to rural Oregon, and will preview some of the stories we are working on for the next issue of the magazine.

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5. Look for Other Pebbles

Some days it’s good for us to remember that one person cannot solve the challenges of the world. Solving challenges is the work for each one of us, working together to maximize the effect of our individual strengths.

If you want to, you can find problems in every part of the globe. Set your mind to find them, and it won’t take you long to fill a very large piece of paper, perhaps an entire notebook. You see, if you look for trouble, you will find it. However, the reverse is also true. If we look for areas of opportunity and solutions, we will find them as well.

Some folks look for opportunities to change the way things “are” by asking the question, “What would it look like if it was fixed?” Then they ask themselves, “What can I do to help?”

Lou Tice once noted, “When I was very young, I looked for ways to make ‘the big-time.’ How could I make the big splash and solve a problem, and I would wait to find the ‘big deal.’ It was more ego than anything else. As I matured – especially after I learned the information I teach – I learned that you can’t wait around for the big-splash opportunity. If you do, you will accomplish nothing.”

Each of us needs to look for solutions to the challenges around us, no matter how small. If we walk past the small things, we will never be in a position to make a bigger difference. We also deny the opportunity for the “ripple effect” to go to work. You know the ripple effect: drop a pebble in a pond and watch the ripples moving out from where you dropped the pebble. Eventually these ripples touch every part of the pond. Each of us has the potential to be that pebble, hopefully for the good of all.

So today, let’s start taking accountability for our little corners of the world. Be the pebble for positive change in what you see. And start looking for other pebbles with the same mindset and commitment to fixing the challenges around your corner. With enough pebbles, we’ll see a wave of positive change sweep around the globe. ~The Pacific Institute

6. Oregon Capital Insider Index: This week in Salem, by the numbers

Oregon.Beaver~Created: 24 January 2019 | Written by Oregon Capital Insider

Here are 10 numbers that illustrate some of this week’s big, and small, Oregon political stories.

78.7: Average rate at which Oregon students graduated on time in 2018, according to OPB.

76.7: Last year’s rate.

66.2: In 2008, according to Willamette Week.

$17: Amount by which the Oregon Marine Board has proposed increasing raft and kayak fees, according to the Statesman-Journal.

3 billion: Gallons of water Intel uses every year at its campus in Washington County, according to The Oregonian.

$150 million: Bonds Oregon will issue to help the chipmaker pay for a massive $600 million water treatment project at its campus in Hillsboro, according to The Oregonian. The project could reduce the company’s water use by one-third.

320,000: Oregonians whose food stamps could be at risk if the federal government shutdown extends beyond February, according to The Associated Press.

260: Kids with disabilities who reported being subjected to shorter school days than their peers in rural school districts between Sept. 2016 and Nov. 2018, according to The Oregonian. A class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of four kids against the state over the practice this week, alleging it violates civil rights laws.

90: Percent of bottles and cans that Oregonians are returning for recycling after the state doubled the rebate from 5 to 10 cents, according to The Associated Press.

23: Confirmed cases of measles in Clark County, Wash., across the river from Portland, according to USA Today. Officials there have declared a public health emergency.