Sherman County eNews #108

CONTENTS

  1. Sherman County 4-H News: 4-H Horse Club

  2. Sherman County Court Special Session, April 24

  3. Quorum of Sherman County Court at Frontier TeleNet Meeting, April 24

  4. Sherman County Court Session, May 1

  5. Quorum of Sherman County Court at Economic Opportunity Meeting, May 2

  6. Licensing and Caring for Adults in an Adult Foster Home

  7. Lasting Happiness

  8. Marine Law Enforcement Academy Training on Lake Billy Chinook, April 29-May 10

  9. Sherman County History Tidbits: Sherman County Firsts


1. Sherman County 4-H News: 4-H Horse Club

4-H clover1The Horse 4-H Club met on April 14, 2019 at 5:05pm at the Extension Office.  Attending were Gage, Bailey, Allison, Ellery, Courtney, Addie, Rhyder and Mercedez.  Pledge of Allegiance led by Kayci, 4-H Pledge led by Bailey.  What we did during the meeting:  elected officers, how to tie a knot, talked about showmanship, sweatshirt ideas, community service, and we talked about expectations for the club.  Our next meeting will be May 1.  Meeting adjourned by 5:52pm.  Signed, Ellery Bish, News Reporter


2. Notice. Sherman County Court Special Session, April 24

The Sherman County Court will hold a Special Session at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in the County Courthouse in the Commissioners Meeting Room, 500 Court Street, Moro Oregon 97039, to approve the proposal from the Sherman County Transportation for the projects recommended by the Transportation Advisory Committee for the STIF Grant Application.


3. Notice. Quorum of Sherman County Court at Frontier TeleNet Meeting, April 24

A quorum of the County Court may be present at a Frontier TeleNet Meeting to be held on Wednesday April 24, 2019 at 1:00pm at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, OR. 97039.


4. Notice. Sherman County Court Session, May 1

ShermanCoLogoThe Sherman County Court session scheduled for Wednesday, May 1, 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. The agenda, including updates, will be posted on the Sherman County website at www.co.sherman.or.us.


5. Notice. Quorum of Sherman County Court at Economic Opportunity Meeting, May 2

A quorum of the County Court may be present for an Economic Opportunity Analysis meeting to be held on Thursday May 2, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, OR. 97039.


6. Licensing and Caring for Adults in an Adult Foster Home

Do you have a passion to

care for older adults and

people with disabilities?

Care for adults

in your home or

as a separate business.

Learn more –

Call Yulanda Owen,

Adult Foster Home Licensor

541-506-3536

Department of Human Services

Aging and People with Disabilities


7. Lasting Happiness

Everyone likes to feel good. But, sometimes, postponing those good feelings will get you more of what you want in the end.

All of us know what it’s like to be impatient for good things to happen. When we’re kids, we say we “can’t wait” for the holidays or some other special occasion we’ve been anticipating. But the ability to wait is an important part of becoming an adult. In fact, the ability to delay our need for immediate gratification, so that we can enjoy something even better down the road, is a critical part of nearly every success story.

What’s more, there are very few overnight successes. When success does happen, it is usually a product of sustained effort over the long haul. The rewards we receive in life are usually a direct result of the contributions we make, and parents who teach their children otherwise are doing them no favor. Persistence and resiliency are valuable qualities to own.

If our young children believe that the world owes them a living, or that they are entitled to feel happiness and pleasure without having to do anything to earn it, why are we so surprised when they turn to drugs or alcohol when they get a little older? Or when they marry and then quickly divorce because they aren’t having as much fun as they had hoped?

Stop and think for a minute. Do you find that you value more what you have worked to make happen? When you have really worked to make a goal come to fruition, is your level of satisfaction higher or lower? Persistence in working toward worthwhile long-term goals is one of the best ways to guarantee lasting happiness. ~The Pacific Institute


 8. Marine Law Enforcement Academy Training on Lake Billy Chinook, April 29-May 10

The Oregon State Marine Board will be conducting their annual marine law enforcement training on Lake Billy Chinook in Jefferson County between April 29 and May 10.  This intensive training is designed for new or seasonal marine law enforcement officers who are new to boating laws, boat handling and water safety fundamentals.

“Oregon has huge waterway diversity when it comes to recreational boating, making it imperative that Oregon’s Marine Law Enforcement Officers are well trained and at-the-ready to help recreational boaters,” said Edward Persichetti, Marine Law Enforcement Training Coordinator for the Marine Board.

Throughout this intense, nine-day marine academy, a broad range of skill is developed that helps officers save lives and promote safe boating.  Persichetti added, “We’re excited to be returning to Jefferson County this year and represent the highest standards of Marine Law Enforcement.”

The training includes accident investigation and boating under the influence of intoxicants detection and apprehension.  On-water training will take place on Lake Billy Chinook, where students will develop their basic boat handling skills and participate in real-world scenarios that emphasize safety, courtesy, enforcement tactics, and accident prevention.  Pool sessions will be conducted at the Madras Aquatic Center.

The marine academy is hosted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, along with highly skilled deputies from around the state, taking an active role as instructors. For more information about the Marine Board’s partnership with marine law enforcement, visit www.boatoregon.com.


9. Sherman County History Tidbits: Sherman County Firsts

These firsts were alleged, claimed, reported or stated:

TRANSPORTATION. 1st Oregon Trail emigrants passed through what became Sherman County about 1842; 1st map showing a S to N trail through present-day Sherman County, Lt. Bonneycastle’s party, 1859; 1st ferry license lower John Day River, Tom Scott, 1858; 1st bridge lower Deschutes about 1858-59, followed by a ferry, William Nix, 1862; 1st bridge lower John Day River about 1862; congressional grant of lands to the State of Oregon to aid in construction of a military road from Dalles City to Fort Boise, 1867; 1st toll-free bridge over the Deschutes, Freebridge, 1886; 1st steamboat built at Rufus, the YUKON, 1895; 1st construction of Columbia Southern railroad from Biggs south, 1897; 1st train service to Wasco, 1897; 1st train service to Moro, 1898; 1st gasoline tug at Biggs/Grant, the WATER WITCH; 1st delivery of wheat to the new railroad at Moro, Commissioner R.H. King, 1898; 1st county residents to drive E over the Columbia River Highway, 8 hours driving & 4 hours auto trouble, 1915; 1st state approval for a highway through Sherman County, 1919; 1st highway, Sherman Highway, completed, 1924; 1st county-wide tree planting along Sherman Highway, 1924; 1st flying enthusiasts’ club formed, 1946; 1st power boats driven up the Deschutes River, Sam Holmes & Homer Baker, 1964.

 

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