Sherman County eNews #72

CONTENT

  1. Port of Arlington: Proposed dock removed from Columbia River
  2. Editorial: The Times-Journal
  3. St. Pat’s at St. Pete’s Almost-All-Irish-Brass Band to Entertain, March 17
  4. Survey: 100 Best Fan-Favorite Destinations in Oregon
  5. Fort Dalles Museum Needs Volunteers!
  6. Editorial Policy: News, Notices and Ads.
  7. Editorial Policy: Letters to the Editor
  8. Links 

“A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take away everything that you have.” ~ Thomas Jefferson


1. Port of Arlington: Proposed dock removed from Columbia River

The Port of Arlington’s ill-fated barge dock on the Columbia River was supposed to steer economic development into rural Gilliam County — population 1,871.

Instead, the project received a clumsy go-ahead from the federal government before it was later determined to interfere with a traditional tribal fishing site. Permission to build was awkwardly revoked, leading to a series of appeals that dragged on for years.

The saga came to an end on Wednesday, as workers finished removing 42 pilings out of the river, where the dock was initially OK’d nearly a decade ago.

“It’s really quite devastating,” said Peter Mitchell, the port’s general manager. “This is a very bitter pill the community is swallowing here.”

What’s more, the port is left holding the tab for $2 million worth of construction and engineering work.

“I don’t think we’re ever going to be made whole on this project,” Mitchell said.

The port originally wanted a river dock to import trash from Portland and Seattle — and perhaps even Hawaii — that would end up in the Columbia Ridge Landfill south of Arlington. Columbia Ridge already handles about 2 million tons of garbage from Portland and Seattle every year, which arrives via trucks and trains. Landfill gas is collected on site and used to power 12,500 homes in Seattle.

After evaluating several proposed sites, the port decided to build its dock a quarter mile downriver from where Willow Creek enters the Columbia River. A project application was sent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 2006 and permits were issued in 2007.

[See the rest of the story in the East Oregonian here: http://www.eastoregonian.com/eo/local-news/20160311/proposed-dock-removed-from-columbia-river%5D


2. Editorial: The Times-Journal [with permission]

Mac’s Musings ~ March 10, 2016

As spring time rolls around each year, the natives are itching to become industrious again and many are often looking for new and different job opportunities. In the past few weeks, between the Times-Journal and the Sherman Co. e-News, at least 11 job opportunities have been advertised – some part-time, some full-time, some seasonal, but they are jobs in the local communities that help make our communities work.

As Chambers of Commerce, economic development organizations, municipalities and counties work towards long-range sustainability in job creation and livability, the jobs being advertised are here and now and are ready to put workers on the ground.

There are always volunteer positions available, as well, for those who have work or who are retired and still want to do their part in contributing to the well-being of their community.

With the revived energy that a new spring season always brings with it, check out the variety of job opportunities in the Times-Journal weekly and in Sherry Kaseberg’s volunteer community blog, Sherman County eNews daily. You may not find your career path job, but employment means money in your pocket, a job done and, hopefully, the feeling of a job well done.

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         So, the deed is done. The last of the 42 piles that were to support a barge docking facility, and designed to buoy Gilliam County’s economic diversity, was removed from the Columbia River at the mouth of Willow Creek on Monday. It was a sad day when that removal project started last Thursday. Solemn almost. It was a beautifully calm day on the river. One would have thought there would have been more of an audience — an engineer seeing that project was done completely and properly; the Road Department foreman who, with his crew, prepared the site for the dock development; the executive director of the Port of Arlington; and a newspaper reporter – all sat in quiet disbelief as the crane crew maneuvered its barge into place and began the removal process, one by one.

No one from the Corps of Engineers, the agency which botched the permitting process that halted the development, bothered to be on hand; no one from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, who entered the process late in the game, but early enough to muddy the waters regarding fishing rights and sacred lands. Too embarrassed?!

All the while a fish net drifted lazily not 100 yards from the project, a net, by the way, that had been untended for days and which was to be removed by last Friday. It was not.

Work remains to be done. A roadway is to be finished so that the piles can be moved from riverside to a staging area where the dock platforms have been sitting idly for months. The Port of Arlington now has to prove that the removal process was done to Corps of Engineers standards, then has to wait for the Corps to determine how much it will reimburse the Port of Arlington for its removal efforts.

The irony of it all is unexplainable – how the nation’s agencies and tribes now hold us all hostage, hold progress hostage. And no one to take responsibility for the financial disaster they have made of one small county’s gargantuan effort to improve its economic future. The one small county in Eastern Oregon that stepped up 25 years ago when the populous Portland-Metro area was crying out for a place to landfill its solid waste; one of the communities over 50 years ago that made gut-wrenching decisions in moving its town-site for the sake of progress when the John Day Pool was created.

These were sacrifices for the greater good. Would it be unreasonable to ask for some consideration in Gilliam County’s quest to plan ahead? Does quid pro quo only apply among politicians, agencies and sovereign nations?


3. St. Pat’s at St. Pete’s Almost-All-Irish-Brass Band to Entertain, March 17

clover4   The Almost-All-Irish-Almost-All-Brass Band warms up for Thursday’s “St. Pat’s at St. Pete’s” concert.  Among instrumentalists in the 7 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day event are Lloyd Walworth, Barbara Haren, a hand-waving leprechaun, Dennis Williams, Stan Rosengren and Karl Vercouteren.  They will usher in the Cascade Singers and Cascade Children’s Choir with a rousing rendition of McNamara’s Band.  The concert takes place at St. Peter’s Landmark in The Dalles with admission by free-will offering to benefit the Landmark.

Soloists from the choir will sing verses to Irish sing-along favorites while the audience is invited to join in the refrains.  Mairead Beane-Kelly is featured dancing an Irish jig.  The children’s choir will sing traditional folksongs, and melodies made famous by Irish tenor John McCormack will be presented by soloist Mike Telfer, Jr. and the Cascade Singers Ensemble.

The choir will offer songs beautiful and songs humorous from the Irish concert hall and pub.  A George M. Cohan tune featuring choirs, band, and audience participation brings the concert to its traditional closing song, “An Old Irish Blessing.”

This is the 19th St. Patrick’s Day concert sponsored by Cascade Singers.  The community choir was invited to sing for the 100th anniversary of the Landmark’s dedication in 1998 and has been invited back every year since.  The Landmark, former home of St. Peter’s Catholic parish, has been preserved as an historic site and venue for weddings and concerts since being saved from demolition in 1971.


4. Survey: 100 Best Fan-Favorite Destinations in Oregon

An online, traveler’s choice awards survey.

Encourage, boost and measure your online reviews with the 100 Best Fan-Favorite Destinations in Oregon survey and awards program.  It’s free and easy to participate.  Simply sign-up, encourage positive online reviews from your happy customers and we’ll do the rest.  Benefits include:

·         A catalyst for positive, online reviews

·         Free online review “toolkit”

·         See where you rank among other destinations statewide

·         Track and improve year-over-year ranking

·         Celebrate and show off your “100 Best” status

·         Exposure in Oregon Business Magazine as a 100 Best Fan-Favorite Destination in Oregon

Details: Oregon Business magazine, producer of the popular 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon, will measure and rank reviews from online consumer review sites to the produce the 100 Best Fan-Favorite Destinations in Oregon rankings.

The survey period will be open from February 15th, 2016 through September 15th, 2016. Reviews from the most common review sites, Yelp, Google and Trip Advisor, will be tracked and totaled based on their common 5 star rating systems.  Participants must have at least a total of 50 reviews combined from the three sites.

 To encourage receiving as many reviews as possible, participants will receive a digital “toolkit” with tips and hints on increasing positive online reviews, coaching suggestions, plus marketing language and printable point-of-purchase handouts, encouraging guests to submit a positive review.

After September 15th, a score will be determined from the ratio of 4 and 5 star ratings (the best) vs. total ratings and destinations will be ranked based on their ratio.

An awards celebration will be held in December to celebrate the 100 Best Fan-Favorite Destinations in Oregon where trophies and window clings will be available to the winners.

Visit http://www.oregonbusiness.com/?id=16259 100 Best Fan-Favorite Destinations to sign up today.


5. Fort Dalles Museum Needs Volunteers!

Volunteer Smile

The Fort Dalles Museum is seeking volunteers to help greet the many visitors that come from all over the USA and world as well as the many cruise ship passengers visiting The Dalles. Help us share the great history of Fort Dalles, Anderson Homestead and the Area. We will provide you with lots of facts and stories to share with the guests.

 We offer flexible schedules so you can volunteer  three to four hours a shift according to your schedule.  You can work once a week or twice a month or however many hours you can contribute.

 We suggest that you ask a friend to volunteer with you as a way to have fun and meet new people.  An added bonus starting this year is that we can offer you air-conditioned comfort while you volunteer.

 We also have many other volunteer opportunities available if you are not interested in being a tour guide.

For information stop by the Museum at 500 West 15th Street  Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10 am-5 pm (Opening 7 days a week starting March 21st)  –  Call the museum at 541-296-4547 – Email at fortdallesmuseum@gmail.com


6. Editorial Policy: News, Notices and Classified Ads.

News & Notices: Use Submit News on the blog. Include who, what, where, when, how & why.

Classified Ads: Sherman County eNews publishes free classified ads on Fridays with a deadline Wednesdays at 5. Include the final Friday posting date (shown in small numerals at the end of the ad), contact information, under 50 words if possible, and limited to the area Columbia River south to include Shaniko and Antelope and between the John Day and Deschutes rivers. Links welcome. ~ The Editor


7. Editorial Policy: Letters to the Editor

Sherman County eNews welcomes Letters to the Editor.

  • Keep it short, no longer than 300 words.
  • Keep it simple with one or two clear points. No attachments.
  • Keep it fresh with no more than one letter per writer per month.
  • Keep it civilized, in good taste and free from libel.
  • Keep it relevant with focus on a local event, previous letter or issues of general concern – not personalities.
  • Letters must be signed, name and town. Anonymous letters will not be posted.
  • Letters posted in Sherman County eNews are posted for the exchange of ideas and opinions of its readers and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editor.
  • Use Friday Classifieds for thank you/commendation/congratulatory notes and advertising.
  • Sherman County eNews reserves the right to change policies at any time and to reject or edit any Letter to the Editor.

Send letters to the Editor by using the SUBMIT NEWS button or sherryk@gorge.net.


8. Links

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Proposed Dock Removed from Columbia River http://www.eastoregonian.com/eo/local-news/20160311/proposed-dock-removed-from-columbia-river

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again revokes permit for Port of Arlington barge dock [2008] http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2008/10/us_army_corps_of_engineers_aga.html

Walla Walla Treaty Council 1855 http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/walla_walla_treaty_council_1855/#.Vube6__2bX4

Association of Oregon Counties http://oregoncounties.org/

Oregon Counties Provide Vital Public Services

http://oregoncounties.org/portfolio-items/oregon-counties-providing-vital-public-services/

Survey: 100 Best Fan-Favorite Destinations in Oregon http://www.oregonbusiness.com/?id=16259

Amber Waves http://www.ers.usda.gov/amber-waves/about.aspx#.Vub2s__2bX4

Never a Dulse Moment in this Kitchen http://www.capitalpress.com/Research/20160311/never-a-dulse-moment-in-this-kitchen

The Confluence Project http://www.confluenceproject.org/

The Columbia River, Railroads, Trains & Tracks http://columbiariverimages.com/Regions/Places/railroads.html

Governing  http://www.governing.com/gov-data/food-stamp-snap-benefits-enrollment-participation-totals-map.html

What is a brokered convention, and are we going to have one in 2016?http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/fixgov/posts/2016/03/12-brokered-republican-convention-kamarck

History of Saint Patrick’s Day http://ed.ted.com/featured/JhveuSxg

TED Ed Lessons Worth Sharing http://ed.ted.com/

Numbers USA  http://debates.numbersusa.com/

Numbers USA | Immigration  https://www.numbersusa.com/news

Commentary: The Demise of the Conservative Movement  http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/03/the_demise_of_the_conservative_movement_.html

The Virtues of Brokered Conventions  http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/03/the_virtues_of_brokered_conventions.html

Farewell, Nancy Reagan  http://patriotpost.us/articles/41122

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Discover the Networks: A Guide to the Political Left | Organizations Funded by George Soros and His Open Society http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=1237

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” ~ attributed to Mark Twain

 

Hillary Clinton apologizes for making up something nice to say about Nancy Reagan http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/03/hillary_clinton_apologizes_for_making_up_something_nice_to_say_about_nancy_reagan.html

 

Hillary: Benghazi Victim Mother ‘Absolutely Wrong’ to Call Me a Liar http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/03/09/hillary-benghazi-victim-mother-absolutely-wrong-to-call-me-a-liar/

 

Clinton’s Benghazi Lies Are Beyond Insulting http://patriotpost.us/posts/41216

He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him. —Thomas Jefferson (1785)

 

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Sherman County eNews #70

CONTENT

  1. Classifieds

  • Calendar

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1. Classifieds (new or corrected)

THANK YOU NOTES, COMMENDATIONS & CONGRATULATIONS:

applause1CONGRATULATIONS! Sherman County Basketball Teams, Coaches and Parents! Teamwork, hard work & Husky pride are a winning combination!

THANK YOU, TIMES-JOURNAL & THE DALLES CHRONICLE, for excellent reporting on Sherman County’s basketball season… and thoughtful editorial columns.

THANK YOU, Sherman County eNews subscribers, for your patience as we moved from an e-mail to a blog. ~ The Editor

 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

LITTLE WHEATS DAYCARE | PAINT NITE.  Little Wheats, Inc. Daycare in Moro, OR will be hosting a Paint Nite FUNDRAISER on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Wasco Annex. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and painting will begin at 6:00 p.m. sharp! Don’t be late! There will be beer, wine and yummy appetizers to purchase from Moody Tollbridge Winery Company and The Feed Trough. Go to https://paintnite.com/events/1063687.html to purchase your tickets! Tickets are $45 each and remember a portion of each ticket purchased will support Little Wheats, Inc. Daycare. You may also contact Little Wheats directly at 541-565-3152 or email at littlewheats@centurylink.net if you have questions. This is a wonderful gift for the mother in your life. Send them on a night out to paint or come paint something special for them! This is not an art class, Paint Nite is a fun and relaxed setting with friends! This event is for adults 21 and older. Thank you in advance for your support and we hope to see you at Paint Nite! 4/29

EMPLOYMENT:

LIBRARY/YOUTH ASSISTANT. Sherman County Public/School Library located at Sherman Jr./Sr. High School in Moro, Oregon has an opening for a part-time Library/Youth Assistant. Ability to work with all age groups required. Library experience preferred. Able to work independently. 25 hours/week during the school year, 15 hours/week in summer. Monday—Friday, occasional nights and weekends. Starting wage $12.58 per hour. For an application or more information contact Marylou Martin at 541-565-3279 or mmartin2@sherman.k12.or.us. Closing date: April 7. (EOE) 4/1

INTERNET INSTALLER. Seeking subcontractor(s) to install residential and commercial Internet connections. Basic knowledge of computer networking is necessary. Experience with satellite, cable or telephone installation is a bonus. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Install and configure (small) microwave radios, run cable, connect to client’s computer or home router. Provide paperwork to document installation, service, and repairs. Requirements: Valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Ability to work outside in small spaces and comfortable with (residential roof) heights. Contractor sets own hours but it may be necessary to work on a weekend in an emergency situation. Strong technical, customer service, verbal and written skills. Laptop computer, small ladder, normal hand tools, and Ethernet crimper and cable tester needed. Compensation is per job (installations) and per hour (difficult installations and service work). Contract employment. Please email resume to:  resumes@articbay.com   4/1

 

DAY CARE ASSISTANT PROVIDER. Immediate Assistant Provider position open at Little Wheats Day Care, Moro, OR. Flexible, part time hours 5-15 hours/week. Starting at $9.25/hr. For more information, requirements and application please call 541-565-3152, or stop by 409 Dewey Street between 7:30am and 5pm M-TH to pick up an application. OPEN UNTIL FILLED!          4/15

 

GRAIN WAREHOUSEMAN. Mid Columbia Producers is a farmer owned risk management cooperative with facilities in Sherman, Wasco, Klickitat, Morrow, Gilliam and Deschutes Counties and a market presence throughout the Pacific Northwest. MCP is seeking applicants to join our team as a Grain Warehouseman.  This full time position is based in Sherman County.  The role of Grain Warehousemen is to safely handle grain while rendering outstanding customer service to our patrons.  As an MCP employee you will have the opportunity to perform a wide variety of jobs within the department. Including but not limited to grain elevator operation, maintenance and housekeeping, barge loading, operation of tractor-trailers, inventory management and the practice of environmental health and safety programs applicable to the operation of the facility. Preferred: Mechanical inclination, to be able to troubleshoot work on minor repairs,  Industry knowledge Required: Ability to work well under pressure and deal tactfully with others; Able to conform to shifting priorities, responsibilities, strategies, demands and timelines; Strong personal and customer service skills. Good communication skills, verbal and written; Must be able to climb ladders and work at heights up to 200 ft.; Periodically perform heavy labor; Be able to qualify for use of a dust and mist respirator;  The ability to obtain a chemical applicators license with space fumigation endorsement within 90 days of employment.**  Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical, drug screen, background check and MVR. As a prominent agribusiness company, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Including health insurance premiums currently paid 100% for the employee and their dependents, dental, vision and Rx coverage, 401k with company match, robust profit sharing plan, paid vacation, sick, holidays, and more. Applications are available for download at http://www.mcpcoop.com or be picked up at the main office in Moro. Closing date is March 20, 2016. Please send cover letter, application and resume to:  Mid Columbia Producers Attn: Brittany Dark, PO Box 344, Moro, OR 97039 | Fax: (503)536-6875 PH: (541)565-2277 | Brittany@mcpcoop.com. Mid Columbia Producers is an equal opportunity employer. 3/18

FIELD COORDINATORS: Ford Institute Four positions available in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif.  The Field Coordinators are new field-based positions that will represent The Ford Family Foundation throughout rural Oregon and Siskiyou County to support all of the Foundation’s work at the local community level. They will help communities take action to improve conditions and outcomes for local residents. They will build trusting relationships with community stakeholders to support long-term, sustainable action and help connect them to resources from The Ford Family Foundation and other sources. The Field Coordinators will be critical as the Ford Institute aligns its work around community-building principles and practices. Core Requirements include:

  • Live in the rural community/area they serve (in Oregon or Siskiyou County, Calif.)
  • Have demonstrated experience (minimum 5 years) in supporting community change efforts and passion for community work
  • Have office space to work from in the home or community
  • Is comfortable using online technology to communicate, connect and participate in meetings
  • Have a reliable car to regularly travel to communities in the area, to statewide gatherings and to Roseburg
  • Willing to maintain a flexible schedule
  • Have the ability to mobilize and energize stakeholders
  • Be energetic, enthusiastic and motivated
  • Have a deep commitment to inclusivity
  •          Job Description, Deadline March 21, Application Process.

http://www.tfff.org/who-we-are/career-opportunities/field-coordinators-ford-institute

 

FOR SALE 

OLD OSKALOOSA HOTEL. Own your own piece of history with the old Oskaloosa Hotel! Two tax lots come with this property so if you have been interested in owning your own hotel, inn, B and B or your own Live/Work location, this is it! All furnishings come with this turn key property with many new features such as wiring, plumbing, sheet rock and 31 new windows! Included is a 2 bedroom/1 bath single wide that you may live in or rent out. Also 3 RV parking spaces! Your options for income are endless with this property! Last chance lodging for many miles in this non-registered historical property! Call now! ~ Christy Marsing-Barber, Owner/Broker Cascadia Mt. Realty 541-786-1613 Call or text. Licensed in the state of Oregon

CONTEMPORARY FARMHOUSE. Contemporary Farmhouse For Sale | $144,990. Historic Farmhouse beautifully rebuilt from the new concrete foundation to the roof. New windows, doors, electric, plumbing, flooring, sheetrock, heat pump. 3 bd, 2 ba open concept flexible floor plan. Option for Master on 1st or 2nd floor. Covered porch, extra deep dry crawl space. Too many features to list. Call Ruby Mason, Windermere GTRE, 541-980-9104 for a private showing or join us at our Open House Sunday, March 6, 2016 – 12:00-2:30 p.m. Equal Housing Opportunity. www.rubyslippersofthegorge.com “There’s no place like home… in Sherman County.”

CHINA HUTCH: China Hutch $250 OBO!! You haul for full price or decent offer we will bring it to you if you are in The Dalles, Goldendale, or Sherman County area. 55″ Long, 72.5″ Tall, 20″ Deep. One window has a small piece of glass broken out of the corner (which you can’t see at first glance). Decent condition, sturdy. Call Kara Lanthorn at 541-993-3012 or email at klanthorn@gmail.com.

SERVICES: [home, personal, appliance, landscape, fencing, cleaning, maintenance, janitorial, computer, construction, sewing, repairs, transportation, media, pre-school, day care]

LEAN-TO CAFÉ DAILY SPECIALS. Friday clam chowder! Saturday night prime rib with salad, poato & garlic bread. 100% USDA Choice Beef. 541-442-5709.

 

LEAN-TO CAFÉ HISTORY TIDBITS! Photographs and the Hotel Sherman sign painted by R.C. Hewitt. Read all about Hotel Sherman in Sherman County: For The Record, vol. 33, no. 2, 2015.

SHERMAN COUNTY BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Sherman County businesses & services may be listed on the Sherman County website at www.co.sherman.or.us under agri-business by town. Please contact Sherman County Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us

NEWSPAPERS

Agri-Times Northwest – twice-monthly www.agritimesnw.com editor@agritimesnw.com

The Dalles Chronicle http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/subscribe/

The Goldendale Sentinel | 117 W. Main St., Goldendale, WA 98620 (509) 773-3777 | info@goldendalesentinel.com | http://www.goldendalesentinel.com/

The Times-Journal – a weekly serving Wheeler, Gilliam & Sherman counties, P.O. Box 746, Condon, OR 97823 | 541-384-2411 times-journal@jncable.com $35/year

Wheeler County News. Print Newspaper & Online Advertising. PO Box 190, Spray, OR 97874. Out-of-County subscription: $30/year. In-County: $24/year. WheelerCountyNews.com.  www.facebook.com/WheelerCountyNews. WheelerCountyNews@gmail.com

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VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENT CALENDARS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:        

NOTICE OF BOARD VACANCY. Notice is hereby given that the Sherman County Court is accepting names of individuals interested in filling a vacant community position on the Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program Steering Committee. The Steering Committee serves Sherman, Wasco, and Hood River Counties, and its core services include coordination of regular hazardous waste collection events and being available as the information hub for hazardous waste and solid waste within in the three-county area. The appointee will be expected to attend meetings and be an active committee member. Persons interested in serving should contact the Sherman County Court at P.O. Box 365, 500 Court Street, Moro, OR 97039, 541-565-3416, or lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us. 4/1

Sherman County Fair Board Board Vacancy. Sherman County Fair Board is accepting letters of interest for board vacancy. Letters should include your experience with ours or other county fairs, (how you have been involved or have helped out at a fair, including your number of years), your other community involvement outside of the fair, and your area of strengths that can be added to our team. Some requirements include attending monthly board meetings, committing to extra time and work days in the month of August. Attendance of additional work days, meetings and trainings as they happen. One must be a resident of Sherman County. Board vacancy open until filled. Letters need to be mailed to Sherman County Fair, P.O. Box 45, Wasco, OR  97065 or e-mailed to shermanctyfair@hotmail.com. Letters must be received by the first Tuesday of the month. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month. Further info can be obtained by contacting the Fair Board Secretary @ shermanctyfair@hotmail.com or 541-980-1821.

WANTED:

CERTIFIED LIFEGUARD.  Certified Lifeguard who is available June 17-19 for a fun camp-out with a bunch of awesome Sherman County kids!  Please contact:  Cindy Brown, 4-H and Healthy Living, OSU Sherman County Extension, 66365 Lonerock Rd., Moro OR 97039 541-565-3230 office   541-993-5291 cell

 

OLD BOWLING BALLS. Old bowling balls any condition or size. Contact 541-333-2280.

 

HOMESTEAD LOT. Local family with young children wanting to move out of city limits; looking to purchase scab ground or other property not in use. We’d prefer 5-10 acres on the outskirts of Moro or Wasco and are open to renovating an older house or building new- preferably on a homestead lot with utilities established. We are stable and hardworking, and our goal is to find a home for long term in the County. We are also willing to work around crop access, and would be happy to sign a right of first refusal/offer with the property owner. Please spread the word. You can call Mike (541-993-1963) or Amber DeGrange (541-980-5232).

 

YEARBOOKS. Looking for 1982 and 1983 Sherman High School Annuals for a gift. Please contact Doris at 541-993-3557

RENTAL HOUSE. Azure Standard employee looking for two-or-three bedroom rental house in Moro or Wasco. She has the cash in hand to get started. She needs at least 2 bedrooms but could also use three. Contact Andrea Henricksen, Warehouse Administrative Manager, Azure Standard, 500 Azure Ln | Moro OR 97039 | Ph. 971-200-8351 Ext. 126  www.azurestandard.com | andrea.henricksen@azurestandard.com

 

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2. Calendar (new or corrected)

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MARCH

11-12 Children’s Theatre Performances SJSHS

12 Burning Barrel Open 2-Man Scramble Golf Tournament, Condon

12 Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Meeting 1 Discovery Center

12-13 Tumbleweed Tournament, Condon

13 Daylight Saving Time Begins

14 Sherman County School District Architectural Design Committee 9 a.m.

14 The North Central Public Health District Board’s Executive Committee, March 14

14 Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting 7

15 Retired Educators Meeting & Program Noon Hood River Valley Adult Center

15 Frontier Digital Board Meeting 1 Condon

15 Personal Property Tax Deadline

15-July 4 Maryhill Museum The Big Painting Show

15 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum George E. Muehleck, Jr. International Chess Sets Gallery

15 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum American Art Pottery from the Fred L. Mitchell Collection

15 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum Maryhill Favorites: Animal Kingdom

15 – Nov. 15 Sam Hill and the Columbia River Highway

16 Retired Educators & Burgerville Scholarship Benefit 3-9 Burgerville, The Dalles

16 Sherman County Court 9

17 St. Patrick’s Day

17 Cascade Singers & Children’s Choir “St. Pat’s at St. Pete’s” St. Peter’s Landmark  The Dalles

18 Deadline | Sherman County Uplands Restoration Project

19 Grass Valley Easter Egg Hunt & Skate Party 10

19 Women’s Expo 11-4 The Dalles Civic Auditorium (postponed)

19 Friends of the Goldendale Library Spring Book Sale 10-6

19 High Desert Friends of NRA Banquet & Auction | Bend http://www.friendsofnra.org

20 Palm Sunday

20 First Day of Spring

20-23 4-H Experiencing Citizenship for 13-19 Year Olds, Salem

23-26  4-H Camp Tumbleweed for 4th-6th Graders, Antelope

24-25-26 Sherman County Hunter Education Classes

25 Ice Age Flood Program 7 Discovery Center

27 Easter

25 Good Friday

28 Photography Club 7 Sherman Public/School Library meeting room

APRIL

6 Sherman County Court 9

8 Wasco-Sherman Bull Tour, Wasco

12 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

12 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

13 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Group 12:30

13-14 Sherman County Budget Meetings

15 Earth Day

20 Sherman County Court 9

27 Tri-County Courts 10 Condon

22-24 4-H Eastern Oregon Leadership Retreat for 8th-12th Graders

MAY

3 Sherman County Weed District Board Meeting 7

4 Sherman County Court 9

7 Wasco County Pioneers’ Reunion | Calvary Baptist Church, The Dalles

8 Mother’s Day

21 Armed Services Day

30 Memorial Day

JUNE

3-5 Mid-Columbia Junior Livestock Show in Tygh Valley

12 4-H Meat Goat Showmanship Clinic, Prineville

14 Flag Day

17-19 4-H Camp-Out 4th-6th Graders, Weston

 

 

 

 

18 Vada’s 90th Birthday Celebration TBA

19 Father’s Day

20 First Day of Summer

 JULY

4 Independence Day

16-19 Goldendale Rodeo Bible Camp (senior) goldendalerodeobiblecamp@gmail.com

16 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum American Indian Trade Blankets 

20-23 Goldendale Rodeo Bible Camp (junior)

AUGUST

22-28 Sherman County Fair, Moro

SEPTEMBER

5 Labor Day

22 First Day of Autumn

OCTOBER

10 Columbus Day

NOVEMBER

6 Daylight Saving Time Ends

8 Election Day

11 Veterans Day

24 Thanksgiving

DECEMBER

7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

21 First Day of Winter

24 Christmas Eve

25 Christmas

31 New Year’s Eve

Sherman County eNews #367

Index

    1. 1. Lee Kaseberg to be Recognized as Football Official of the Year, Nov. 28

    2. Daniel Mariman 1934-2015

    3. Aging and Personal Control

    4. Dorothy Ball Bailey Morris 1924-2015

    5. Sherman Junior High School Basketball Schedule, Updated

    6. The Oregon State Police urge motorists to travel safely during this holiday weekend.

    7. Links 


imgres.jpg1. Lee Kaseberg to be Recognized as Football Official of the Year, Nov. 28

Sherman County resident Lee Kaseberg will be recognized as Football Official of the Year by the Oregon Athletic Officials Association at the 1A State Football Championship game (Dufur vs Crane) Saturday, November 28, at 10:30 a.m. at Hermiston High School.  Lee, who just turned 76 years old this week, has served in the Mid Columbia area as a football and basketball official for 37 years.  Watch for an upcoming article in The Dalles Chronicle. 


2.  Daniel Mariman 1934-2015

Daniel J. Mariman was born in Portland, Oregon, October 3, 1934, the youngest of three children of George and Aleta Mariman. He died  on November 17, 2015, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center. He married Beverly Kitching on November 5, 1953, and they lived in Estacada, Oregon, and Seiad Valley, California, where they operated a logging and lumber trucking business, after which be certified as a diesel mechanic until retirement. He and Bev lived in Grass Valley where they were welcomed as volunteers for organizations in the county. He is survived by his wife, Bev, of Rufus; his daughter Robin of The Dalles; seven grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother Jamie and sister Jane of Idaho. He was predeceased by a sister Delores and two daughters. There will be no services. Interment will take place at a later date in the Pioneer Cemetery in Estacada.


 3. Aging and Personal Control

~ The Pacific Institute

imgresWhat does a sense of having control over your life have to do with successful aging?

When we enter this later phase of life, we experience certain losses that can’t really be avoided. However, having a sense of control over our lives is a very important factor in how successfully we age.

An important study by Harvard researchers, conducted in a nursing home, is a case in point. One group of residents took charge of their daily living activities, including dressing, eating, personal hygiene and maintaining their own environments. A second group had all these functions taken care of for them by staff.

Results indicated that those in the first group were more alert, active and happier. 18 months later, 15% of that group had died, compared to 30% of the second group.

 You see, the opportunity to make choices increases our sense of personal power and control. While folks who are older deserve our love, attention and support, the more we take over the business of living for them, the more they will come to need our help. The less they will be able to do for themselves, the faster their decline into helplessness.

 Watch for a well-intentioned but misguided desire to be helpful that tempts you to take over for your friends and relatives who are older. Instead, support their efforts to take care of themselves and you will be empowering them to live longer, happier lives.


 4. Dorothy Ball Bailey Morris 1924-2015

Dorothy V. Bailey-Morris, 91, died June 18, 2015. She was the only daughter of Ted and Vivian Ball. She was born in Corvallis February 1, 1924, and lived in Grass Valley until her marriage to Darrel F. Bailey in 1945. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Darrel F. Bailey; and second husband, Carl Stanley Morris. She is survived by her son David L. Bailey of Molalla and daughter Marilyn K. Clute of Mill Creek, Washington; granddaughters, Melodye Hood-Huelsmeier, Jennifer Bailey and Christine Bailey; and four great-grandsons. She taught second grade at Metzger Elementary School for 25 years. She was buried with Darrel Bailey in Willamette National Cemetery.


5. Sherman Junior High School Basketball Schedule, Updated

~ Audrey Rooney, Sherman County School District

                  All games against Horizon have been canceled.

DATE

DAY

OPPONENT

SITE

5/6 GIRLS

5/6 BOYS

7/8 GIRLS

7/8 BOYS

Dec. 1

Tues.

St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s

No Game

3:30

No Game

4:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 7

Mon.

Arlington

Sherman Elem.

5:00

4:00

4:00

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 12

Sat.

‘A’ Tourney

Dufur

No Game

No Game

TBA

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 15

Tues.

Lyle/Wishram

Lyle

No Game

No Game

4:00

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 4

Mon.

St. Mary’s

Sherman Elem.

No Game

4:00

No Game

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 7

Thurs.

Dufur

Sherman Elem.

5:00

4:00

4:00

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 11

Mon.

Horizon

Hood River

Cancelled

Cancelled

No Game

Cancelled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 13

Wed.

Condon

Sherman Elem.

5:00

4:00

4:00

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 14

Thurs.

South Wasco

Sherman Elem.

5:00

4:00

4:00

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 25

Mon.

Arlington

Arlington

3:00

4:00

5:00

6:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 28

Thurs.

Dufur

Dufur

5:00

4:00

4:00

5:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 1

Mon.

Horizon

Sherman Elem.

Cancelled

Cancelled

No Game

Cancelled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 4

Fri.

South Wasco

Maupin

3:00

4:00

5:00

6:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 13

Sat.

Condon

Condon

10:00

11:00

12:00

1:00


6. The Oregon State Police urge motorists to travel safely during this holiday weekend.

Rector_Mt.HoodOSP is adding extra patrols over the next several days to target certain driving behaviors that lead to serious injury crashes and deaths. These behaviors include speed, occupant safety, lane usage, impaired driving and distracted driving.

OSP is also urging those traveling in the Willamette Valley on Friday to be prepared for heavy traffic due to post-Thanksgiving shopping and the Civil War game in Eugene.

Motorists are asked to check travel conditions prior to their trip. The Oregon Department of Transportation’s page www.tripcheck.com is a valuable tool in planning any road trip.


 

7. Links

Cottonwood Canyon State Park – a Blog
https://cottonwoodcanyon.wordpress.com/2015/11/24/step-into-another-world/#like-729 

Cottonwood Canyon State Park – Bird’s the Word
https://cottonwoodcanyon.wordpress.com/2015/11/25/birds-the-word/

Oregon Counties
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PS56RsZm0I 

How 10 Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Dinner
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/11/thanksgiving-special-how-famous-artists-would-plate-thanksgiving-dinner/

71fzM55GPpL._UX250_Author Jane Kirkpatrick, Her Blog & Her Dog Bo’s Blog
http://www.jkbooks.com/

Pew Research Center: Numbers, Facts & Trends Shaping Our World
http://www.pewresearch.org/ 

Tobacco Top User of Guest Worker Program
http://environmentblog.ncpa.org/tobacco-top-user-of-agriculture-guest-worker-h-2a-visa-program/

 A Choice Between Public Safety and Compassion
http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORLEG/bulletins/12751c5

Refugees, National Security & Compassion
http://townhall.com/columnists/davidgrantham/2015/11/20/refugee-problem-is-a-national-security-problem-n2082981/page/2

Commentary: Crippling the West from Within  http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/11/jihadists_crippling_the_west_from_within.html

 Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33i_BAhuiE0&feature=youtu.be

Brett Stephens’ Wall Street Journal Editorials
http://topics.wsj.com/person/A/biography/5463

Uncertain Leadership in Perilous Times by Peggy Noonan
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/39059


A volunteer project since 1999, Sherman County eNews is a free email news service for Sherman County and the region. High priority is placed on positive, community-building information and news. A community calendar [no deadline] and special notices [Wednesday deadline] are posted on Fridays. Friday’s Spiritual Matters is a collaborative project with county religious organizations.

Thank you!
Sherry Kaseberg

Sherman County eNews #363

Index

  1. Photography Club to Meet, Nov. 23
  2. Sherman High Student Council Offers Opportunities for Charitable Giving, Nov. 30-Dec. 11
  3. Get Your Sherman Husky Gear, Dec. 4 & 5
  4. Moro Resident Jayme Alsup Among 17 Exceptional Nurses Across Oregon & SW Washington
  5. USDA Helps States, Private Partners Protect and Restore Grasslands, Wetlands, and Working Lands

  6. Oregon State Parks Foundation & Cottonwood Canyon State Park Experience Center

  7. Links


    fotocamera1. Photography Club to Meet, Nov. 23

    The Photography Club meets Monday, November 23, at 7 p.m. at the Sherman County Public/School Library.  Tori  Macnab will give a presentation on bokeh photography.


    2. Sherman High Student Council Offers Opportunities for Charitable Giving, Nov. 30-Dec. 11

    Meghan Belshe, a junior at Sherman High and Secretary of the Student Council, announced upcoming charity events at the high school to inform the community and invite them to contribute. Two charity events that will take place November 30th through December 11th.

    The first charity is called “Stuff the Bus.” The Student Council is asking all of the classes, the staff, and Sherman County residents, to bring non-perishable food items, or money donations, to the school. At the end, students will count how many pounds of food ($1= 1 pound for money donations) and award a prize to the class that brings in the largest amount. The community can contribute to “Stuff the Bus” by bringing non-perishable food items or money donations to the Sherman Basketball Tournament, which will take place on December 4th and 5th.

    The second charity is called “Socks for Soldiers.” Boxes will be placed at the Moro Bank of Eastern Oregon, Huskey’s 97 Market, Sherman County Public/School Library, Sherman Jr/Sr High, Sherman Elementary School in Grass Valley, and the Wasco Post Office for the un-used (new) socks that will be sent to the soldiers. 


    3. Get Your Sherman Husky Gear, Dec. 4 & 5

     Get your Sherman Husky gear!     ***Two Days Only***                               

    Sherman Booster Club and AJ’s Printed Apparel have joined forces to bring you Sherman Husky apparel.

    WHEN: December 4th and 5th

    WHERE: Sherman Jr/Sr High School during the bazaar, Christmas tree sale & winter basketball tournament. 

    AJ’s Printed Apparel will be ON SITE to print and personalize Sherman t-shirts and sweatshirts, just the way you want them.

    Special tournament shirts will also be available and personalized on-site. There will also be ready to purchase baseball caps.  Other items can be ordered these days as well. Questions? Contact Amy akasher777@gmail.com


     4. Moro Resident Jayme Alsup Among 17 Exceptional Nurses Across Oregon & SW Washington

    Moro resident Jayme Alsup was among 17 exceptional nurses from across Oregon and SW Washington recognized Friday, November 13th, at the fifth annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards. With 222 finalists, the state-wide committee selected the 17 winners in a blinded process.

    imgresWhile celebrating the immense value of all nurses in our communities, these 17 were acknowledged for their constant care, compassion and dedication to improve the quality of others’ lives through service.

    Nurse of the Year 2015 Winners
    * Adult Acute Care: Jennifer Stafford of Legacy Meridian Park Hospital from Oregon City
    * Advanced Practice: Leanna Jones of Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel from Portland
    * Ambulatory Care/Clinic Care: Lacey Anderson of Kaiser Permanente Northwest from Vancouver
    * Case Management, Occupational Health and Utilization Review: Christine Brown of Kaiser Permanente Northwest from Portland
    * Community Health: Sandra Schull of Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center from Oregon City
    * Critical Care (Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal): Anna Dillon of Mid-Columbia Medical Center from Hood River
    * Emergency: Jayme Alsup of Mid-Columbia Medical Center from Moro
    * Hospice, Home Health, Long Term Care, Rehab, Palliative Care: Laura Macias of Portland Adventist Homecare Services from Portland
    * Nurse Educator: Susanne Knoetig of Kaiser Westside Medical Center from Forest Grove
    * Nurse Leader: Ashley Blatchley of Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital from Oregon City
    * Nurse Specialty: Lisa Erickson Sosa of Mid-Columbia Medical Center from Hood River
    * Pediatric Acute Care: Tricia Mickle of Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel from Portland
    * Rising Star: Melissa O’Dell of Portland Adventist Medical Center from Troutdale
    * Small Hospital: Rachel Crowder of Mid-Columbia Medical Center from Hood River
    * Surgical Services: Amanda Skinner of Oregon Health & Science University from Portland
    * Women’s Health: Laura Brown of Columbia Memorial Hospital from Warrenton
    * Distinguished Nurse Of the Year: Pat Scheans of Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel from Portland

    This annual honorary event also serves as a benefit for March of Dimes. With the support and involvement of 20 health organizations and medical centers, the Nurse of the Year Awards raised over $71,000 to help fund the mission of improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

    March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org.


    5. USDA Helps States, Private Partners Protect and Restore Grasslands, Wetlands, and Working Lands

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of $350 million to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation. The funding is provided through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), created by the 2014 Farm Bill to protect critical water resources and wildlife habitat, and encourage private owners to maintain land for farming and ranching. Through the voluntary sale of an easement, landowners limit future development to protect these key resources.

    “The benefits of restoring, enhancing and protecting these working agricultural lands and critical wetlands cannot be overstated,” Vilsack said. “USDA is committed to preserving working agricultural lands to help protect the long-term viability of farming across the country as well as to restoring and protecting vital sensitive wetlands that provide important wildlife habitat and improve water quality.”

    NRCS Oregon is accepting applications for the new Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). Applications must be submitted by Jan. 15 to be considered for this year’s priority funding.

    NRCS Oregon will rank applications based on identified natural resource concerns and priority areas throughout the state. Easement priority areas in Oregon include critical water bird habitat, Coho and steelhead salmon habitat, sage grouse habitat, grasslands, and more.

    “The ACEP is an exciting new opportunity for private landowners and conservation partners to ensure the long-term protection and vitality of Oregon’s working agricultural lands and wetlands,” said Oregon State Conservationist Ron Alvarado. “We encourage state and local governments, non-governmental organizations, Indian tribes, and private landowners to contact their local NRCS office to see how our easement programs can help them achieve long-term natural resources goals.”

    ACEP’s agricultural land easements not only protect the long-term viability of the nation’s food supply by preventing conversion of productive working lands to non-agricultural uses, they also support environmental quality, wildlife habitat, historic preservation and protection of open spaces.  Native American Tribes, state and local governments and non-governmental organizations that have farmland or grassland protection programs may be eligible to partner with NRCS to purchase conservation easements. 

    Wetland reserve easements allow landowners to successfully restore, enhance and protect habitat for wildlife on their lands, reduce damage from flooding, recharge groundwater and provide outdoor recreational and educational opportunities. Eligible landowners can choose to enroll in a permanent or 30-year easement. Tribes also have the option of enrolling in 30-year contracts.

    Learn more about ACEP opportunities in Oregon by visiting the NRCS Oregon ACEP webpage at: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/or/programs/easements/acep/.

    To learn about ACEP and other technical and financial assistance available through NRCS conservation programs, visit www.nrcs.usda.gov/GetStarted or your local USDA Service Center. 


    6. Oregon State Parks Foundation & Cottonwood Canyon State Park Experience Center

     Local Foundation to Match Contributions Toward Cottonwood Canyon Experience Center

    http://www.oregonstateparksfoundation.org/ccec/

    The Oregon State Parks Foundation is working to raise $800,000 to construct the Cottonwood Canyon Experience Center, a multi-use facility for group learning, meetings, events and community activities at the newly-opened Cottonwood Canyon State Park. This is Oregon’s newest and second-largest state park, located on the John Day River between Condon and Wasco on OR 206.

    CCEC-Rendering-Larger

    Regional and statewide funders are encouraged by our progress, and we are well on the way to reaching our goal, but foundations have made their contributions contingent upon a show of support from the local community to build the Experience Center. In fact, an anonymous Gilliam County Foundation has offered to match contributions of $500 or less dollar for dollar until the end of the year. So your gift is important today.

    Your contribution of any size, will help demonstrate that the Experience Center should be constructed at Cottonwood Canyon for local community uses.  Our goal is to raise at least $25,000 in smaller donations from the local community over the life of the campaign

    The Cottonwood Canyon Experience Center will provide an opportunity for residential outdoor learning, regional activities, environmental education and cultural events that serve the community, the region, and state park visitors from across the state and nation. This multi-use facility will include a classroom, interpretive displays, activity and meeting areas, a park-specific library, relaxation and contemplation space. The Experience Center will be a modest 1,700-square-foot building in the ranch vernacular of the region with shaded outdoor space, fireplace, walkways connecting to camping and cabin areas, and sustainable design throughout.

    It is critical that we demonstrate support from the local community for this project.  As a result, we ask you to support this project with your gift in any amount ($10, $20, $50, $100, $500 or more) With your help, construction is expected to begin in spring 2017. 

    Thank you for considering a tax-deductible gift of any size to help bring this project to life.

    Please go to http://www.oregonstateparksfoundation.org/ccec/ and make a contribution now.

    Questions?  Call 503/802-5750
    John Hoffnagle, Executive Director
    Email:  john.hoffnagle@oregonstateparksfoundation.org

    Oregon State Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit statewide organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing Oregon’s state parks.  Our federal tax identification number is 93-1177836.

     


    7. Links

     Fear, Love and Refugees | We shouldn’t let fear keep us from helping others.
    http://www.relevantmagazine.com/current/fear-love-and-refugees

    Oregon History & Archaeology Library
    http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/RESRCH/pages/histarch.aspx

     Oregon Heritage
    http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/hcd/pages/index.aspx

    Safe passwords shouldn’t require people to have a PhD in computer science
    http://qz.com/552725/were-all-failing-at-office-cybersecurity-but-for-very-good-reasons/?utm_source=howtogeek&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

     The True Cost of the War on Terror
    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-true-cost-of-the-war-on-terror/

     The True Cost of Fueling Conflict
    http://phys.org/news/2015-06-true-fuelling-conflict.html

     The Cost of National Security
    https://www.nationalpriorities.org/cost-of/#modal-about-cost-military-action-against-isis

     The True Cost of Military Equipment Spending
    http://www.militaryeducation.org/military-equipment/

     Million Student March
    http://patriotpost.us/posts/38893

    Gov. Kate Brown – Refugees http://www.wweek.com/2015/11/17/governor-brown-announces-oregon-will-continue-to-take-refugees-in-wake-of-paris-terrorist-attack/


A volunteer project since 1999, Sherman County eNews is a free email news service for Sherman County and the region. High priority is placed on positive, community-building information and news. A community calendar [no deadline] and special notices [Wednesday deadline] are posted on Fridays. Friday’s Spiritual Matters is a collaborative project with county religious organizations.

Thank you!
Sherry Kaseberg

Sherman County eNews #361

Index

  1. Donate & Decorate the Mitten Tree
  2. Sophomore Class Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale, Dec. 5
  3. “Sticks in Stacks” at Sherman County Public/School Library, Nov. 19
  4. Memorial Service to Remember Bud McGee, Nov. 21
  5. Sherman High School Basketball Schedule, Updated
  6. Natural Resources Conservation Service | Local EQUIP Direct Seeding Application Cutoff
  7. Links


Replacement-191. Donate & Decorate the Mitten Tree

Bring your donations of gloves, mittens, hats, and scarves to decorate the Mitten Tree at Sherman County Public/School Library located in Moro.  Community, school staff and students are encouraged to adorn the bare branches with warmth.  

We are also requesting warm throws and blankets to place under the tree.  

 The Mitten Tree will be up through the end of December and all donated items will be given to our local food bank and other agencies which serve Sherman County. 


christmaswreath2. Sophomore Class Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale, Dec. 5

Sophomore Class Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale
Saturday, December 5
Sherman Jr/Sr High School
9:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Prices range from $20 to $40, depending on height and type of tree.

 Pre-made wreaths ($10) and a “make your own” wreath station at the sale!

 Trees will be available for a week after the sale in the parking lot at Sherman Jr/Sr High School 

 Come to Support the Sophomore Class!


 3. “Sticks in Stacks” at Sherman County Public/School Library, Nov. 19

“Sticks in Stacks” at Sherman County Public/School Library Thursday, November 19.

Social crafting starts at 6:00 p.m. every Thursday. Instructional assistance for knit, crochet, and spinning will be available at 7:00 p.m. Bring your knitting, crochet, spinning, quilting, or cross-stitch projects. All fiber arts are welcome.

For further information about this program please contact Sherman County Public/School Library at (541) 565-3279. Library website: www.scpslibrary.wix.com/scpsl.


 4. Memorial Service to Remember Bud McGee, Nov. 21

~ https://www.facebook.com/Emmanuel-Baptist-Church-115696651793533/

Longtime member and Emmanuel Baptist Church Sunday school teacher, Bud McGee passed away on Tuesday, November 17th. Many knew Bud, his faith, and his family well. Many were influenced spiritually by Bud. Bud and Betty served at most of the Southern Baptist Churches in the local Gorge area. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lottie Moon Offering that starts November 29th at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Memorial Service to Remember Bud McGee
Saturday, Nov. 21st
3:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Baptist Church
2819 W. 10th St., The Dalles, OR  97058


 5. Sherman High School Basketball Schedule, Updated

We have added two more JV games to the schedule:
Dec. 3rd in Maupin and Dec. 10th SWC here @ SJSHS.
Jan. 19th game moved to Jan. 12th because of Finals Week

DATE

DAY

OPPONENT

SITE

GJV

BJV

GV

BV

Dec. 3

Thurs.

South Wasco

Maupin

6:00

7:30

 

 

Dec. 4

Fri.

Sherman Tourn.

Sherman

 

 

6:00

7:30

Dec. 5

Sat.

Sherman Tourn.

Sherman

 

 

11:00

11:00

Dec. 10

Thurs.

South Wasco

Sherman

6:00

7:30

 

 

Dec. 11

Fri.

Weston Mc. Tourn.

Athena

 

 

TBA

TBA

Dec. 12

Sat.

Weston Mc. Tourn.

Athena

 

 

TBA

TBA

Dec. 15

Tues.

Heppner

Heppner

3:00

4:30

6:00

7:30

Dec. 18

Fri.

Triad Tourn.

Klamath Falls

 

 

TBA

TBA

Dec. 19

Sat.

Triad Tourn.

Klamath Falls

 

 

TBA

TBA

Dec. 22

Tues.

Triad

Sherman

 

3:30

5:00

6:30

Dec. 30

Wed.

Heppner

Moda Center

 

 

 

1:30

Jan. 5

Tues.

Nixyaawii

Sherman

 

 

5:00

5:00

Jan. 8

Fri.

Horizon

Hood River

3:00

4:30

6:00

7:30

Jan. 9

Sat.

Ione

Sherman

1:00

2:30

4:00

5:30

Jan. 12

Tues.

Dufur

Sherman

3:00

4:30

6:00

7:30

Jan. 15

Fri.

Spray/Mitchell

Sherman

3:00

4:30

6:00

7:30

Jan. 16

Sat.

South Wasco

Maupin

1:00

2:30

4:00

5:30

Jan. 22

Fri.

Arlington

Arlington

 

4:30

4:30

4:30

Jan. 23

Sat.

Condon/Wheeler

Sherman

11:00

12:30

2:00

3:30

Jan. 26

Tues.

Stanfield

Sherman

3:00

4:30

6:00

7:30

Jan. 29

Fri.

Ione

Ione

3:00

4:30

6:00

7:30

Jan. 30

Sat.

Horizon

Sherman

1:00

2:30

4:00

5:30

Feb. 2

Tues.

Dufur

Dufur

3:00

4:30

6:00

7:30

Feb. 5

Fri.

South Wasco

Sherman

3:00

4:30

6:00

7:30

Feb. 6

Sat.

Spray/Mitchell

Spray/Mitchell

1:00

2:30

4:00

5:30

Feb. 12

Fri.

Arlington

Sherman

 

TBA

TBA

TBA

Feb. 13

Sat.

Condon/Wheeler

Fossil

1:00

2:30

4:00

5:30

Feb. 16 & 17

T/W

League Playoffs

TBA

 

 

6:00

6:00

Feb. 19&20

F/S

District

TBA

 

 

TBA

TBA

 


 

6. Natural Resources Conservation Service | Local EQUIP Direct Seeding Application Cutoff

 Sherman County farmers and ranchers interested in financial and technical assistance for conservation measures on their working lands have until January 15, 2016 to apply for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding for the first round of funding in federal fiscal year 2016.  A second application period may be offered if funding is available.

 EQIP is a voluntary conservation program to help farmers and ranchers improve and enhance the condition of water, soil, and other natural resources on private working lands.  The program is designed to help producers protect the resources that support their operations and contribute to environmental quality for the overall community.

 imageThe USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) accepts applications for EQIP year-round. Funding decisions, however, are made at cutoff points during the year, with the current ranking period closing on January 15, 2016 for Sherman County.

 Applications that address local conservation priorities are evaluated and ranked for funding. The number of applications accepted will be based on ranking and available funding.   Conservation practices eligible for funding in Sherman County include:

•        Direct Seeding/No-Tillage

 Interested parties should call the Moro USDA-NRCS service center at 541-565-3551 or drop by the office at 302 Scott St. to apply.

For more information about EQIP enrollment requirements and program payments, please visit the Oregon NRCS website at; http://www.or.nrcs.usda.gov 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees and applicants for employment on the base of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)


7. Links

Oregon legislature | Statutes | Chapter 192 — Records; Public Reports and Meetings   https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors192.html

Study Raises Concerns | Road De-icing Chemical http://www.bendbulletin.com/newsroomstafflist/3660990-151/study-raises-concerns-road-de-icing-chemical?referrer=fpblob

Sherman County Area Watershed Council https://www.facebook.com/ShermanCountyAreaWatershedCouncil

Oregon State University & Oregon Wheat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uhggqO3r-4

Port of Portland https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1T21ihS_g0w8MsaIR9tJVA

Portland Tribune
http://portlandtribune.com/

Oregon lawyer, activist Yasui earns Presidential Medal of Freedom  http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/281573-157996-lawyer-activist-yasui-earns-presidential-medal-of-freedom

Crime Stoppers of Oregon
http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

 Grants for Veterans & War Memorials – Application Deadline December 15 http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx#Veterans_and_War_Memorials_Grant

Oregon Online Historical Newspapers  https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/or

Historic Cemeteries Grant Info http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/docs/2015CemeteriesGrantInformation.pdf

Klickitat County Genealogy https://www.facebook.com/goldendale.genealogy.history/

How Thomas Jefferson Led America’s First “War On Terror” http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/05/barbary-wars-how-thomas-jefferson-led-americas-first-war-on-terror/

Freedom Outpost
http://freedomoutpost.com/ 

Fact Box | Syrian Refugees
http://news.yahoo.com/factbox-coming-america-path-syrian-refugees-110806845.html

Syrian Refugees Arrive in New Orleans http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/11/13/ironic-timing-today-first-load-of-10000-syrian-refugees-has-arrived-in-new-orleans-all-single-males-18-30-years-old/

700,000 Syrian Refugees in Europe
http://news.yahoo.com/over-700-000-migrants-reached-europes-shores-2015-101716965.html

Orlando Airport Prayer Room http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/08/26/orlando-international-airport-opening-prayer-room-muslim-travelers

How the Bush Wars Opened the Door for ISIS
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/04/iraq-war-bush-isis

 Commentary: 12 Western Countries That Will Be Islamic Republics In The Next 20 Years  http://conservativeamerica-online.com/12-western-countries-that-will-be-islamic-republics-in-the-next-20-years-france-1-of-12/


 A volunteer project since 1999, Sherman County eNews is a free email news service for Sherman County and the region. Please submit your news, dates and notices! High priority is placed on positive, community-building information and news. A community calendar [no deadline] and free classifieds [Wednesday deadline] are posted on Fridays. Friday’s Spiritual Matters is a collaborative project with county religious organizations.

Thank you!
Sherry Kaseberg

 

 

Sherman County eNews #359

Index

  1. ODOT Highway Construction Week of November 16 Update: Wasco and Sherman
  2. Sherman Museum Store Sale & Christmas Open House with Author Rick Steber, Dec. 5
  3. Sherman Huskies vs. Heppner High School & Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets, Dec. 30
  4. Holiday Open House at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Dec. 5
  5. Fund Raising Opportunity | Concessions | Sherman Basketball Games
  6. Sherman High School Basketball Schedule
  7. Links

 


 

1. ODOT Highway Construction Week of November 16 Update: Wasco and Sherman

Central Oregon Road Construction UPDATE:
Week of November 16, 2015

 For further information contact:
Rex Holloway
541-388-6178

construction-coneThe Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is continuing to invest in Oregon’s future with roadway improvement projects throughout Oregon’s central region (ODOT Region 4). ODOT is committed to providing a safe, efficient transportation system. The following projects reflect ODOT’s commitment to making improvements as traffic numbers rise and to make the roadways safer and more efficient for drivers. All work is dependent on weather conditions. Red denotes new or updated information.

WASCO COUNTY 

I-84: The Dalles – Fifteenmile Creek MP 83.5 – 88.5

Wildish Standard Paving Company will be replacing the concrete pavement located on Interstate 84 within the city limits of The Dalles. They will also be constructing a new bridge on I-84 over Threemile Creek. The work will take place in stages in order to minimize delays and ensure that both freeway lanes are open in each direction during peak traffic volumes this summer and over holiday weekends. 

Starting September 8th traffic will be placed in a single lane in each direction to continue the second major stage of construction. During this stage construction, the westbound lanes will be removed and replaced with 12 inches of continually reinforced concrete. The second major stage of construction will be completed by Thanksgiving 2015.

Note: On Friday, November 13, the I-84 westbound off-ramp for Exit 87 (to U.S. 197) will be closed from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.

 During the week of November 15, the contractor will shift westbound traffic onto the newly paved westbound slow lane (right lane). The eastbound traffic will continue to use the eastbound slow lane (right lane). The traffic shift will start Sunday and will take multiple days to complete.

All lanes on I-84 will be open over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, from noon on Wednesday, November 25, till midnight on Sunday, November 29. After the holiday weekend, I-84 will again be down to one lane in each direction until the project is completed in late spring 2016. Over the next few weeks, be aware that there will be multiple traffic switches. Please slow down and watch for changes in traffic patterns.

http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION4/Pages/I84-TheDalles-FifteenmileCr.aspx

 US 97: Moro to Madras

KERR Contractors will be replacing 29 miles of pavement on U.S. 97 between Grass Valley (MP 27.1) and Shaniko (MP 56.7). The project also includes the construction of passing lanes between MP 43.8 and MP 45.4, installation of new highway signs between Moro and Madras, and adding ADA compliant sidewalk ramps in Grass Valley.

 During the week of November 16th the contractor will be winterizing the construction zone of the new passing lane work and performing some cleanup operations on US 97 at various locations between MP19 to MP88. Traffic can expect minimal delays Sunday 7 pm through Friday 3 pm.

http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION4/Pages/US97-Moro-Madras.aspx


2. Sherman Museum Store Sale & Christmas Open House with Author Rick Steber, Dec. 5

12248045_1195352570480451_2777725885043156757_oMoro, Or- The Sherman County Historical Museum Store in downtown Moro will be open for your Christmas shopping and visit with popular award-winning author Rick Steber and guest speakers Dave & Peggy Franke on Saturday, December 5th, from 10:00 am until 3:00pm.Store items will be 10% off for the sale, plus 10% for Society members. The Museum will be open free of charge.

Rick Steber and Dave & Peggy Franke will arrive at 11:00 am for presentation and a book signing at 12:00 pm. Dave & Peggy are the main people in Ricks new book, A Better Man. Dave & Peggy will be talking about Dave`s journey. Rick has over 40 titles under his belt and sales of over a million books. Rick is the only Oregon author to have won the prestigious Western Writers of America Spur Award-Best Western Novel. Rick lives near Prineville, Or. He writes in a cabin in the timbered foothills of the Ochoco Mountains.

Rick`s books will be featured along with Jane Kirkpatrick`s newest book, Christmas cards, and Forest`s Yule logs. We have stocking stuffers to surprise and delight! For kids, we have books, stuffed animals, paper plane kits, and more new things for all. All of the wonderful year-round standbys will be in stock, t-shirts, caps, mugs, lotions, windmill charms, and more.

Museum store manager Jessie Fuhrer invites you to come shop, enjoy refreshments, and tour the Museum on December 5th. She also encourages everyone to visit the Sherman Junior-Senior High School in Moro, there will be a bazaar in the gym 10:00am-2:00 pm.

For more information contact the Sherman County Historical Museum at 541-565-3232 or e-mail info@shermanmuseum.org

The mission of the Sherman County Historical Society is to gather, preserve, interpret, record, exhibit and publish  material related to Sherman County.


3. Sherman Huskies vs. Heppner High School & Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets, Dec. 30

December 30th!
Sherman Huskies Boys take on the Heppner High School Boys from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets 7 p.m.
Moda Center, Portland, Oregon

krepsinio-kamuolysTICKETS:
Order deadline: November 23rd
After the deadline, please call for availability.

Make checks payable to:
Sherman High School
Return forms and payment to:
Sherman High School front office

For more information contact:
Mike North 503.963.3978   |  mike.north@trailblazers.com
or the Sherman High Athletic Office

Orders received more than 30 days prior to the game date will be mailed to the above address.

Orders are filled on a first-come-first-served basis and are subject to availability. No refunds or exchanges.

 Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets
Wednesday, December 30th @ 7:00PM

Purple 300-Level # of Tickets ____ @ $37 = $ ______

Yellow 200-Level # of Tickets ____ @ $69 = $ ______

Blue 100-Level # of Tickets ____ @ $105 = $ ______

Total=$ ______

Name _________________________________________________

Address _______________________________________________

City ____________________________ State ______ Zip _______

Phone ________________________________________________

Email _________________________________________________

Select Method of Payment: Check / Cash

Come watch your Sherman Huskies Boys take on the Heppner High School Boys from 1:30-3:30 on December 30th! That night stay and watch the Portland Trail Blazers take on the Denver Nuggets! Your ticket cost below includes a general admission ticket to the high school game and your ticket to the Trail Blazers game!

Bill Blevins, Principal | Athletic Director
Sherman Jr./Sr. High School
541-565-3500


4. Holiday Open House at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Dec. 5

Mark your calendar for the annual Holiday Open House at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Saturday, December 5, from 12 to 6 p.m. with free museum admission, complimentary snacks, and store discounts all day. Enjoy live holiday music from 12 to 5 p.m.  Visit Santa Claus from 2 to 4 p.m.  A prime rib dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. for $25 per person. Share if you can – bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the local food bank. Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon, 541-296-8600 x 201 or www.gorgediscovery.org.


5. Fund Raising Opportunity | Concessions | Sherman Basketball Games

FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY

Concessions | Sherman Basketball Games.
See Basketball Schedule below.
Dec. 4 & 5 are already taken.

Call Sherman County School District Food Service Manager Ree Ella von Borstel. 541-565-3500.


6. Sherman High School Basketball Schedule

Head Boys Coach/AD/Principal: Bill Blevins
Asst. Boys Coaches: Jared Collins, Bill Martin, Clint Moore, Ethan Moore
Head Girls Coach: Steve Bird
Asst. Girls Coach: Laura Perisho

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7. Links

Sherman County Clerk | Archives | 2009 General Obligation Bond to Update Sherman County School Facilities
http://www.co.sherman.or.us/documents/ElectionResults11.03.09_002.pdf

Gary Randall Photography
http://www.gary-randall.com/

Oregon’s Public Records Law http://www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=185830

Magna Carta: Eight Centuries of Liberty
http://www.wsj.com/articles/magna-carta-eight-centuries-of-liberty-1432912022

A Plague of Unruly Children http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/11/a_plague_of_unruly_children.html

How America Failed to Keep the Republic http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/11/how_america_failed_to_keep_the_republic.html

Confronting the Administrative State http://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/confronting-the-administrative-state

America’s Ruling Class
http://spectator.org/articles/39326/americas-ruling-class-and-perils-revolution

Congress Releases a Report on Toxic Chemicals Used in Fracking http://8020vision.com/2011/04/17/congress-releases-report-on-toxic-chemicals-used-in-fracking/

2016 and the Collapse of the Cultural Left http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/11/2016_and_the_collapse_of_the_cultural_left.html

Book: Father & Son… Gay in a Christian Family… “Space at the Table” https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zealbooks/space-at-the-table

Synchronized skating
http://www.usfsa.org/Programs.asp?id=44

U.S. Synchronized Skating Team
http://www.usfsa.org/Athletes.asp?id=339

2013 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuK0rMAk0NM


A volunteer project since 1999, Sherman County eNews is a free email news service for Sherman County and the region. High priority is placed on positive, community-building information and news. A community calendar [no deadline] and special notices [Wednesday deadline] are posted on Fridays. Friday’s Spiritual Matters is a collaborative project with county religious organizations.

Thank you!
Sherry Kaseberg

Sherman County eNews #358

Index

  1. Classified Ads
  2. Calendar

1. Classified Ads (new or corrected)

SHERMAN COUNTY:

Sherman County businesses & services may be listed on the Sherman County website www.co.sherman.or.us under agri-business by town. Please contact Sherman County Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us.

SHERMAN COUNTY eNEWS publishes free classified ads on Fridays. Deadline Wednesday at 5. Required: who, what, where, when, how, why… and, please, a final Friday date (shown in small numerals at the end), contact information, under 50 words if possible, and limited to the area Columbia River south to include Shaniko and Antelope and between the John Day and Deschutes rivers. Links welcome. No attachments, photos or illustrations.


Appreciation can make a day–even change a life.
Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.

~Margaret Cousins


THANK YOU NOTES, COMMENDATIONS & CONGRATULATIONS:

THANK YOU, SHERMAN COUNTY eNEWS SUBSCRIBERS!
Thank you for your patience and support as we move eNews to a Sherman County News blog… a bit of a learning curve! ~ The Editor  

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

THE GIFT OF MEMBERSHIP & SUPPORT. SHERMAN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS support the mission to gather, preserve, research, interpret, exhibit and publish materials related to the history of Sherman County. The annual membership (per address) $30 includes free admission, a 10% discount in The Museum Store, two issues of the newsletter, The Plow, and two issues of the historical anthology, Sherman County: for the Record. See: http://www.shermanmuseum.org/html/sc_membership.html.

Christmas OrnamentsTHE MUSEUM STORE: A MERRY MUSEUM CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE.
Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro will be open for your Christmas shopping from 10 until 3 on Saturday, December 5th.  Rick Steber and guest speakers Dave and Peggy Franke will arrive at 11 a.m. for a presentation and book signing at 12 noon. Steber’s books, Jane Kirkpatrick’s newest book, and Forest’s Yule Logs will be featured. For kids, we have books, stuffed animals, and paper plane kits. Wonderful year-round favorites, t-shirts, caps, mugs, lotions, and windmill charms are in stock along with Christmas cards and stocking stuffers to surprise and delight!. The Museum Store offers 10% off for the sale and additional 10% for Sherman County Historical Society members. The Museum will be open free of charge. Museum Store manager, Jessie Fuhrer, invites you to shop, enjoy refreshments, and tour the Museum on December 5th. She encourages everyone to visit the Sherman Junior/Senior High School for the Holiday Bazaar 10 until 2. Questions? Contact Sherman County Historical Museum at 541-565-3232 or e-mail info@shermanmuseum.org. 

NORTH SHERMAN PRESCHOOL GALA of TREES!
North Sherman Preschool Gala of Trees will be held at the Wasco Farm Store. Trees will be available for viewing November 23rd-December 5th. You can purchase tickets from any of the preschool children or at the Wasco Farm Store. The drawing will be held December 5th at noon. Please support North Sherman Preschool buy purchasing your tickets for the Gala of Trees!! 

SHERMAN COUNTY HOLIDAY BAZAAR.
The Sherman County Fair Board invites you to make it a day in Moro on December 5th! The Bazaar, a Soup/Salad Lunch, Sherman Public/School Library Book Sale & a Basketball Tourney, Soup/Salad Lunch, Book Sale at Sherman Jr./Sr. High School… from 10 until 2 on  December 5th. See information and table vendor form at shermancountyfairfun.com or contact Beth at 541-980-1821 of an evening. 

FUND RAISING OPPORTUNITY
Concessions | Sherman Basketball Games.
See Basketball Schedule.  Dec. 4 & 5 are already taken. Call Sherman County School District Food Service Manager Ree Ella von Borstel. 541-565-3500.

EMPLOYMENT:

For RentFOR RENT:

APARTMENT
Grass Valley, 2 bedroom apartment. #1400 square feet. Pellet stove. Large laundry room. HUGE bathroom with shower and claw foot tub. Don’t miss a chance to take a peek at this wonderful lay out. Located just on the edge of town. $850 per month.  All utilizes included, except pellets for stove. 5419995317. Please leave a message. Seen by appointment only. 
11/27

FOR SALE:

FARM SHOP LIQUIDATION
40 year accumulation. Coats Ranch Shop 73374 Scott Canyon Rd., Rufus. 4 barrel Lub Oil Dispenser, 18 hp portable hydraulic power unit, 45 ton press, 3/4 drive tools and a lot more. Doors Open @ 9:30 on Saturday Nov. 21. Contact: 541-288-6790    11/20

 PROPANE STOVE
Complete and excellent working Blaze King gas fireplace for sale with thermostat. $450 or best offer.  Contact 541-993-4568   11/27

2009 HONDA ODYSSEY & 2001 FORD E-350
For sale by Sherman County:    2009 HONDA ODYSSEY EX-L Minivan V6 3.5 Liter, FWD 5-Spd Automatic W/Overdrive Current Mileage: 156,766 miles. As is condition. Minimum Bid: $ 6,500.00. ///  2001 Ford E-350, V-10, Automatic Transmission, Current Mileage: 109,128 miles, As is condition, Minimum Bid:  $ 5,000.00. Sealed bids must be submitted to the Sherman County Court, P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039 by 5:00 pm December 1, 2015. On the outside of the sealed bid envelope, clearly indicate which vehicle the bid is for.  Inside the envelope, include the vehicle you are bidding on, the bid amount, your name, phone number, and address. Bids will be opened and read aloud during County Court on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Vehicle and vehicle records may be inspected at the Sherman County Courthouse. Call the transportation office at 541-565-3553 for an appointment Monday through Thursday. For additional information, contact the office of the Sherman County Court at 541-565-3416.    11/27 

10″ Compound Miter Saw.
Ryobi TS1343L with laser guide. Purchased New in May 2012 for $119.00. Selling for $60.00 Red 541-965-1227 
12/24 

FREE:

LOST OR FOUND:

SERVICES:

[home, personal, appliance, landscape, fencing, cleaning, maintenance, janitorial, computer, construction, sewing, repairs, transportation, media, pre-school, day care]

THE LEAN-TO CAFÉ & GOOSE PIT SALOON will be open on Sundays, 11 to 4 o’clock, October through January.  ~ Kathy Neihart, Owner/Proprietor, 1214 Clark Street, Wasco, Oregon 541-442-5709 justbekathy@hotmail.com     1/22  

NewspaperNEWSPAPERS:

Agri-Times Northwest – twice-monthly
www.agritimesnw.com
editor@agritimesnw.com

The Dalles Chronicle
http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/subscribe/

The Goldendale Sentinel
117 W. Main St., Goldendale, WA 98620
(509) 773-3777
info@goldendalesentinel.com | http://www.goldendalesentinel.com/

The Times-Journal – a weekly serving Wheeler, Gilliam & Sherman counties
P.O. Box 746, Condon, OR 97823 | 541-384-2411
times-journal@jncable.com $35/year

Wheeler County News
Print Newspaper & Online Advertising. PO Box 190, Spray, OR 97874.
Out-of-County subscription: $30/year.
In-County: $24/year.
WheelerCountyNews.com.
www.facebook.com/WheelerCountyNews.
WheelerCountyNews@gmail.com

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENT

CALENDARS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

           

WANTED:

 

2. Calendar (new or corrected)

NOVEMBER

1-November 15 Raven Skyriver: Submerge, Sculpted Glass at Maryhill Museum of Art
1-November 15 Maryhill Favorites: R.H. Ives Gammel & His Students at Maryhill Museum of Art
1-November 15 Sam Hill & the Columbia River Highway, Black & White Prints, Maryhill Museum of Art
1-November 15 Native Peoples of The Dalles Region, Photo Prints, Maryhill Museum of Art
14 Ice Age Mammoth Drawing Workshop, Talk & Dinner, Discovery Center (541) 296-8600 ext. 201, visit www.gorgediscovery.org
14 Mid-Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Program 1 Discovery Center
14 One-day Book Sale 10-4 Friends of the Goldendale Library
15 Sherman County Historical Society Fall Dinner Program | Wasco Annex | Speaker: Keith Mobley RSVP 541-565-3232
16 North Central Livestock Association Meeting 6 Burnet Building, Moro
16-19 Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing Routine F-15 Night Training Missions
16-20 Association of Oregon Counties Conference in Eugene
17 Wasco City Council 7
17 John Day River Territory Advisory Committee Meeting / Conference Call 10 a.m. 541-420-7011
17 Gilliam County Ag Day 11:30
18 SAIF Series of Free Ag Safety Seminar in The Dalles www.saif.com/agseminar
18 Sherman County Court 9
18 Gilliam County Court 10 Condon
18 Wheeler County Court 10 Fossil
19 Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway Proposal Public Meeting 5:30 Jeanne Burch Bldg., Fossil
19 Oregon Rural Health Day
19 Sherman Robotics Team | Robotics League Play | Hood River
19 Sherman Jr./Sr. High School Fall Awards Program 7
20 Meeting & Process Facilitation Workshop, Nov. 20, Dec 11  (541)506-6011
20 Bicycle Tourism Studio 10 Jeanne Burch Bldg., Fossil
21 Fall Festival with Crafters & Vendors  10-2 Condon condonchamber@condonchamber.org
21 4th Annual Max Nogle Dinner/Dance | Grass Valley Pavilion
23 Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Board 1-4 The Dalles
23 Mid-Columbia Community Action Council Board 5:30 The Dalles
23 Photography Club 7 Sherman Public/School Library
23-Dec 1 North Sherman Pre-School Gala of Trees at The Farm Store in Wasco
26 Thanksgiving
26-27 North Central Public Health District | Closed for Thanksgiving

CalendarDECEMBER

1 Tri-County Mental Health 12-3 The Dalles
1-18 Sherman County Public/School Library Mitten Tree
2 Sherman County Court 9  & Public Hearing 11
2 Public Hearing/Continued: Marijuana Ordinance 11 Circuit Courtroom, Courthouse
3 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Board Meeting 12 NORCOR
3-5 Oregon Cattlemen Annual Convention in Bend
3-5 Oregon Sheep Growers Meeting at Sunriver near Bend
5 Christmas Open House & Museum Store Sale | Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro 10-3
5 Sherman Bazaar & Christmas Tree Sale | Sherman Jr./Sr. High School near Moro
5 Condon Light Festival & Parade, Tree Lighting 5:30 condonchamber@condonchamber.org
7 The Trail Band | Christmas Concert | The Civic Auditorium, The Dalles
8 Sherman County Area Watershed Council 11:30 OSU Extension Office, Burnet Building, Moro
9 Sherman County Community & Senior Center Advisory Meeting 12:30
9 Sherman County Watershed Council 1 Moro
10 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 4 Klickitat County
11 Meeting & Process Facilitation Workshop, Dec 11  (541)506-6011
12 Cascade Singers & Childrens’ Choir 7 Zion Lutheran Church 10th & Union, The Dalles
13 Cascade Singers & Childrens’ Choir 3 Zion Lutheran Church 10th
& Union, The Dalles
16 Sherman County Court 9
18-31 Sherman County School District Christmas Break
22 First Day of Winter
25 Christmas
28 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10-12 The Dalles
30 Sherman High vs. Heppner High Prep Series at the Moda Center

JANUARY

12 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Building, Moro
12 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles
12 Sherman County Public/School Library Board Meeting 5:30
20 Sherman County Court 9
23 Annual Robert Burns Supper in Condon

FEBRUARY

2-4 Spokane Ag Expo
6 Sherman County Court 9
9-11 World Ag Expo at Tulare, California
10-13 National Farm Machinery Show, Louisville, Kentucky
15 Sherman County 4-H Registration Deadline

MARCH

18 Deadline | Sherman County Uplands Restoration Project


Thank you!
Sherry Kaseberg