Sherman County eNews #27


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

  2. Sherman County SWCD & Watershed Council Annual Meeting, Feb. 12

  3. Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators Program, Feb. 19

  4. Oregon school board members take their case to Washington, D.C.

  5. Navigating the Rocks in the Road

  6. Sherman County Senior & Community Center February Meal Menu

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

Sherman County School District Event Calendar

bird.owl.limbPerry Technical Institute

Oregon State Transportation Funding Overview & Revenue Background Slide Show

Medical Marijuana Report from Oregon Health Authority

Marijuana, a Presentation

Industry-Led Apprenticeships Emerging as a Pathway to Employment

The Patriot Post, Opinion: In Border Talks, a New Fight for Barrier Deniers

The American Thinker

The Limbaugh Letter

14 Incredible Discounts Seniors Are Taking Advantage Of In 2019

2. Sherman County SWCD & Watershed Council Annual Meeting, Feb. 12

Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District


Sherman County Watershed Council

Annual Meeting

February 12th, 2019

Social Hour @ 5:30pm

Dinner @ 6pm catered by Paradise Rose Chuckwagon

Our guest speaker will be Bob Zybach, discussing wildfire history in Oregon. He is an independent historian and has conducted forest science and public education research as president of his family business, NW Maps Co for the past 25 years. Bob has a PhD from OSU in Environmental Sciences, with a research focus on forest and wildfire history. He has written and lectured extensively on reforestation planning, wildfire history and economics, Oregon history, and the state’s cultural and resources management. Bob has been widely interviewed by the public media on a diversity of topics related to cultural and natural resources.

Cost is $20/ea. Please RSVP by calling the Sherman SWCD office at 541-565-3216 or email

3. Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators Program, Feb. 19

Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators, will meet noon Tuesday, the 19th, at the Hood River Valley Adult Center.  Presenting the program, “Trekking in Nepal”, will be member Frank Wall.  Guests are welcome.  An update on the pending State OREA Convention, May 6th & 7th, Hood River, will be provided.  Members are asked to make current their volunteer hours.

4. Oregon school board members take their case to Washington, D.C.

Oregon school board members took pressing education issues directly to the state’s congressional delegation this week.

Nearly two dozen Oregon school board members and OSBA staff traveled to Washington, D.C., for the National School Boards Association’s 2019 Advocacy Institute. Four days of symposiums, advocacy training events and networking with hundreds of school board members from around the country culminated Tuesday with personal meetings with Oregon’s seven congressional members.

OSBA Board President Tass Morrison (North Santiam SD) said Oregon school board members focused on reauthorizing and updating the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which helps fund special education costs, and the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act, which provides school funding to replace lost timber revenue.

The Oregon contingent included OSBA Board, Legislative Policy Committee, Oregon School Board Members of Color Caucus and staff members. Attendees in addition to Morrison included OSBA President-elect Kevin Cassidy (Baker SD); Vice President Scott Rogers (Athena-Weston SD); Secretary-treasurer Maureen Wolf (Tigard-Tualatin SD); Past President LeeAnn Larsen (Beaverton SD); Paul Anthony (Portland PS); Andrew Bryan (Baker SD); Loren Chavarria (Corvallis SD); Yesenia Delgado (Reynolds SD); Sherry Duerst-Higgins (South Lane SD and Lane ESD); Kris Howatt (Gresham-Barlow SD); Melissa LaCrosse (Jefferson SD); Sonja McKenzie (Parkrose SD); Rita Moore (Portland PS); Betty Reynolds (West Linn-Wilsonville SD); Ricardo Ruiz (Reynolds SD); Jennifer Spurgeon (Athena-Weston SD); and Kim Strelchun (Hillsboro SD).

Board members asked legislators how they could do more to support legislation to help students and schools.

“They said we could send them data, but what they really wanted were our stories, what’s working, what’s not working,” Morrison said.  OSBA’s Oregonians for Student Success campaign ( is providing education advocacy support, as well as creating events ( to help school board members connect with state legislators to make the case for adequate and stable school funding.

OSBA is a non-profit member services agency for more than 200 locally elected boards serving school districts, ESDs and community colleges.

5. Navigating the Rocks in the Road

The road to positive change isn’t always easy. We are going to run into potholes and cracked pavement along the way. So today, let’s talk about ways to strengthen your will to change, ways that go far beyond New Year’s resolutions – especially the ones you made a few weeks ago, and have already abandoned.

Okay, you’ve decided to change something about your life. Maybe you’ve decided to lose 20 pounds or run two miles every day or stop smoking. You’ve made your decision and begun the new behavior, you’re affirming it in words and mental pictures several times a day, and things are going great.

Sooner or later, you’re probably going to be tempted to slip back into old ways, especially when you’re feeling tired, lonely or sad. Everybody comes upon these rocks in the road, whenever they are on the path to change. It is then that you need to have a plan ready that will help keep you on track.

One thing you can do is be ready with a list of alternative activities in which you can engage until the temptation passes – someone you can call to give you words of encouragement, a walk around the city or in the woods, maybe a trip to the movies.

If you get through the temptation successfully, give yourself a tangible reward for hanging in there. Call it a willpower reward, if you need to. It should be something you will get genuine pleasure from – a gizmo or gadget you’ve been wanting, a music download or movie for your collection, a perfume you’ve been wanting to try, a new pair of shoes. Or it can be an activity – a massage, facial, round of golf, or a couple of hours with a good novel. Whatever you choose, the reward just needs to be meaningful for you.

If you don’t do so well and slip up, forgive yourself. Grant yourself the right to be human, and then get right back on track. We are not talking perfection here; we are talking about fulfilled potential! ~The Pacific Institute

6. Sherman County Senior & Community Center February Meal Menu

 We serve lunch at 12:00, noon sharp.  First come, first served. 

If you have a group of 2 or more, please let the Kitchen staff know at #565-3191, the day before to ensure that we make enough food to serve!

MEAL PRICING: Under 60 Yrs. Is $7.00 ~ 60 Yrs. & UP $4.00 suggested donation!

  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Potato Bacon Soup
Toasted Turkey/Cheese Sandwich
Veggies, Salad & Dessert
4 5 6 7 8
Chicken Alfredo Swedish Meatballs Meatloaf Pizza loaded w. Meat Baked Potato, Chili & Cheese
Salad Bar Rotini Noodles Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Salad Bar Salad Bar
Veggies & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies & Fruit Veggies & Dessert
11 12 13 14 Valentine’s Day 15
Chicken Enchilada Bake Hamburger Gravy Pork Chops/mushroom sauce Beef & Noodles Cheeseburgers
Mexican Rice over mashed potatoes Mixed Grain Pilaf Salad Bar Potato Wedges
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert
18 19 20 21 22
CLOSED Oriental Chicken Beef Stroganoff Chicken Patty/Bun Hamburger Veggie Soup
FOR PRESIDENT’S Rice Pilaf Rotini Noodles Tater Tots Dill Bread & Cottage Cheese
DAY Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert
25 26 27 28  
Spaghetti w. Meat Sauce Mac & Cheese w. Ham Chicken Fried Steak BBQ Burger & Cheddar  
Garlic Bread Salad Bar Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Cornbread Pie  
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit  

Menu subject to change due to availability

ATTENTION:  For those who have food allergies, be aware that a large variety of foods are prepared in the kitchen.  Therefore, meals may be prepared with ingredients and food service equipment may come in contact with ingredients to which you may have an allergic reaction, such as nuts.