Sherman County eNews #145


  1. State Parks Day: Free Camping & Day Use, June 1

  2. Sherman County Court Public Hearing, June 5

  3. Job Positions: OYCC Crew Leader & Crew

  4. An Invitation: A Bridal Shower in Honor of Krista Perisho, June 15

  5. “Be A Rising Star” Caregiver Job Fair, June 18

  6. Frontier Regional 911 Dispatch Board Meeting, June 6

  7. Tri-County Mental Health Board Executive Director Recruitment

  8. Resiliency – Part 3


We asked for rain and it rained!

The wheat grew and so did the roadside vegetation!

Please do not park your vehicle in dry grass!

Safety First! Prevent fires!

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons history has to teach. —Aldous Huxley

1. State Parks Day: Free Camping & Day Use, June 1

campingIt’s time once again for State Parks Day! On June 1st Oregon State Parks will be offering free camping and day use in all 258 of our parks! All campsites, excluding cabins, are free June 1st at Cottonwood Canyon State Park. Extra vehicle charges will also be waived.

2. Notice. Sherman County Court Public Hearing, June 5

ShermanCoLogoSherman County Court will hold a Public Hearing June 5th at 11:30 a.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room at Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street in Moro Oregon 97039, regarding the Emergency Procurement for the Finnegan Creek Bridge.

3. Job Positions: OYCC Crew Leader & Crew

ShermanCoLogoFor more information regarding the OYCC program visit

Sherman County OYCC is accepting applications for several positions within the OYCC Program.  The positions are scheduled to work 6 weeks beginning July 2019 and ending August 2019; 40hr/week, Monday through Friday.  All applicants must be able to perform manual labor in adverse weather conditions.  Please review the job descriptions and contract before applying on the Sherman County Prevention webpage.  The Student Contract must be signed before a Crew Member application will be accepted.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Friday, June 14, 2019 for the youth crew.  The Crew Leader position will be open until filled and required a 3 day training in Bend on June 19-21st. Any applicant over 18 years of age must complete and pass a criminal history background check.

Job description and/or employment application can be found at; by email  or contact the Sherman County Prevention Department at 541-565-5036.

*Submit a letter of interest describing your qualifications, a completed employment application and for youth, student contract, to the Sherman County Prevention Program, PO Box 263, Moro, OR  97039 or in person at the Sherman County Courthouse.

4. An Invitation: A Bridal Shower in Honor of Krista Perisho, June 15

Please join us for a bridal shower in honor of Krista Perisho.

Saturday, June 15 at 10 a.m.

Sherman County Extension Office

66365 Lonerock Road, Moro, Oregon 97039.

Krista is registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond and Amazon.

Please RSVP to Laurie Perisho at 541-993-4000.

5. “Be A Rising Star” Caregiver Job Fair, June 18

–Adult Foster Home / New Career / “Start Your Own In-Home Business”
–Adult Foster Home / Resident Manager, Shift Caregiver & Substitute Caregivers
–Homecare Worker / In-Home Caregiving

Processing Applications and Background Checks.

Informational Tables for Your Support and Knowledge.


June 18, 2019, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Department of Human Services, Aging and People with Disabilities.

3641 Klindt Drive, The Dalles.

For information call Adult Foster Home Licensor Yulanda Owen 541-506-3536.

6. Notice. Frontier Regional 911 Dispatch Board Meeting, June 6

Frontier Regional 911 Dispatch Board of Directors

                                                        June 6, 2019

                                              10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

                                Gilliam County Courthouse – Courtroom


1 –     Approve April 16, 2019 Minutes

2 –     Dispatch Lease with ESD – Gary Bettencourt

3 –     By-Laws/IGA Update – Gary Bettencourt/Elizabeth Farrar

4 –     Law Enforcement User Group Update – Lt. Jon Terland

5 –     Sheriff Advisory Committee Plan – Sheriffs

6 –     Frontier TelNet Update – Lynn Morley

7-      Director’s Update – 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.

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 –

 7. Tri-County Mental Health Board Executive Director Recruitment

The Tri-County Mental Health Board for the Mid-Columbia Center for Living announces plans to recruit for the next Executive Director of the agency which is the Community Mental Health and Development Disabilities Program for Wasco, Sherman and Hood River Counties. Barb Seatter, the current director, is stepping down June 7th after 9 years at the post. The Tri-County Board has tapped Al Barton, the current Deputy Director with the agency for over ten years, to be interim Executive Director.

The Tri-County Board, led by Chair Karen Joplin, Commissioner of Hood River County and Scott Hege of Wasco County and Tom McCoy of Sherman County are convening a transition team made up of staff, community partners, and consumers who will meet with the board over the next few weeks to develop a strategic recruitment process. The full recruitment process is expected to take 3-6 months.

For questions or comments please contact, MCCFL Human Resources Manager.

8. Resiliency – Part 3

We have talked about the value in personal resiliency, and we used the workplace as an example. Today, let’s take what we have been talking about, and transfer it to succeeding through natural disasters.

Every year, the world sees its share of natural disasters, from earthquakes and landslides, to tornados, monsoons and floods. In each instance, the aftermath has been almost unbearable to watch. What happened was outside immediate human control. Nothing we can do – at least at this point in time – can prevent natural disasters like these. All we can do is be as prepared as possible for the unknown.

For most cities, counties, states and nations, we prepare for the practical response. Here in Seattle, where we sit in the Pacific Ocean’s “Rim of Fire,” we prepare for earthquakes, severe weather and flooding. Seattle’s “3 Days, 3 Ways” program helps us prepare to take care of ourselves – to survive – for three days.

And while the practical approach takes care of the body’s need to survive, we also need to take care of how our minds approach coping with disaster. Rebounding from disaster takes a conscious effort to control our self-talk in order to remain positive. Looking beyond ourselves, by helping others, is a great assist in aiding our own positive self-talk. Making the effort to visualize what our worlds will look like, once the current situation is fixed, provides a path to follow. And reinforcing that vision with positive affirmations goes a long way towards avoiding the pitfalls of a downward spiral.

And one more thing: Let others help you, as you help others. The sense of a community working together to solve a problem is a powerful thing. We are stronger together than we are alone, no matter where we are, who we are, and no matter what the obstacle. ~The Pacific Institute