Sherman County eNews #96


  1. Celebrate the Life of Bill Hulse, April 14

  2. Historical Poker Run to Benefit Wasco County Historical Society, April 14

  3. Ham Bingo, April 14

  4. Notice. Frontier Regional 911 Dispatch Board Meeting, April 16

  5. Notice. Sherman County Court Session, April 17

  6. An Open Mind

  7. Notice. Columbia Gorge Community College Budget Committee Meeting, April 18

1. Celebrate the Life of Bill Hulse, April 14

flower.rose.starColumbia Gorge Discovery Center invites the community to celebrate the life and numerous accomplishments of Bill Hulse.  Bill’s political and professional acumen made so many important things possible in Wasco County and beyond. His kind heart touched the lives of many. Our organization would not be what it is today without his wise and steady guiding hand. Join us Sunday, April 14th at 2:30 for dessert and fond remembrances of this great man.

2. Historical Poker Run to Benefit Wasco County Historical Society, April 14

wheel.rimOn Sunday, April 14, 2019 The Wasco County Historical Society is sponsoring “A Historical Poker Run.”  We are combining a fun vehicle trip with a tour of historical sites in and around Old Columbia River Highway/Rowena and points west.  The tour starts at the Discovery Center & Museum with registration from 10:00-1:00 p.m.  All motorized vehicles are welcome.  Participants will be given a route itinerary taking them to check points and specific historical spots along the way.  Of special interest will be the town of Mosier, with its many historical sites and a chance to visit the Cherry Blossom Smorgasbord at the Mosier Grange (if you so choose).  Tour will end at Casa el Mirador.  Prizes will be awarded at 4:00 p.m.  Additional details from John Brookhouse, 541-980-0918.

3. Ham Bingo, April 14

Ham Bingo

Brought to you by Goldendale American Legion Louis Leidl Post 116

Sunday, April 14th Noon until ???

25 cents per card per game

All winners get a FREE HAM.

4, Notice. Frontier Regional 911 Dispatch Board Meeting, April 16


April 16, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

Gilliam County Courthouse – Courtroom

1 –     Approve March 14, 2019 Minutes

2 –     Presentation of 2019-2020 Budget – Budget Committee

3 –     Frontier TeleNet Update – Lynn Morley

4 –     Termination of Burns/Paiute Tribe Agreement – Renee Heidy

5 –     Review Proposals for General Counsel – Elizabeth Farrar

6 –     Appointment of Reorganizational Committee Members – Gary Bettencourt

  • 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 April 8, 2019

Frontier Regional Board Members:

Chair – Sheriff Gary Bettencourt –

Judge Elizabeth Farrar –

Sheriff Jim Adkins –

Commissioner Mae Huston –

Sheriff Brad Lohrey –

Judge Joe Dabulskis –

Sheriff Mike Smith –

Judge Lynn Morley –

5. Notice. Sherman County Court Session, April 17 

ShermanCoLogoThe Sherman County Court session scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. will be held in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039.

During the April 17 Court session, the Sherman County Court will hold a public hearing at 11:00 a.m. regarding the SHIFT Festival Mass Gathering Application.

Agenda topics include reports by the County Clerk Jenine McDermid, Sherman County School Superintendent Wes Owens, Sherman County Public/School Library director Marylou Martin & Sherman County Historical Museum Director Patti Fields; 10 a.m. Public Hearing: SHIFT Festival Mass Gathering Application; OYCC Storage Shed Replacement; Sherman County Investment Policy; Regional Infrastructure Fund Grant Agreement & Resolution for the Sherman County Cities Broadband Initiative; Consent Agenda.

The agenda, including updates, will be posted on the Sherman County Website at

6. An Open Mind

Do you have an open mind? Most people think they do, but how can you really tell? Let’s talk about open versus closed minds.

Open minds are like a good sense of humor – everybody thinks they have one, but the truth may be another story. And what does it mean to have an open mind, anyway? Well, here’s one description: An open mind is one that knows the difference between fact and opinion and doesn’t get them mixed up. It searches for the truth as best it can, and even when it feels reasonably certain of what’s true, remains open to rational argument.

Open minds tend to be creative, because they seek out options and use them in innovative ways. The open mind is able to flow with the ambiguities and paradoxes of life. Instead of fighting these things, the open mind acknowledges and honors them and moves forward into awareness and constructive use of them.

The closed mind, on the other hand, learns helplessness when it assumes a powerless stance. Even when it is closed in absolute certainty, it gives away its power. Thinking it is exhibiting strength, the closed mind actually becomes rigid and develops blind spots, or scotomas, to new information that may contradict what it thinks it knows.

Open minds may choose to take a position based on personal values and current information, but they are willing to reconsider if it makes sense to do so. Finally, open minds are happier, healthier and much more fun to be around. They tend to think of life as an adventure, and find the possible in every day. Challenges become opportunities to learn and grown.

So let’s ask the question again: Do you have an open mind? How do you know? ~The Pacific Institute

7. Notice. Columbia Gorge Community College Budget Committee Meeting, April 18

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of Columbia Gorge Community College, Hood River and Wasco Counties, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for fiscal year July 1, 2019 to June 30 2020 will be held in the Board Room 1.162, Building One, 400 East Scenic Drive, The Dalles. The meeting will take place on April 18, 2019, at 6:00 pm.  A second meeting will be held if needed on the Hood River Campus in Rm 310, 1730 College Way, Hood River.  This second meeting will take place April 23, 2019, at 6:00 pm.  A third public budget committee meeting if needed will be held on The Dalles Campus in the Board Room 1.162, Building One, 400 East Scenic Drive, The Dalles on Wednesday, April 24. The purpose of these meetings is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget.  A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 11, 2018 at the Business Office or online at  This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.  Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.