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

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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 #362

Index

  1. Spiritual Matters
  2. Classified Ads
  3. Calendar

 

1. Spiritual Matters

Fanaticism Is Not True Religion

“Fanaticism represents a perversion of religion and is directly contrary to the humane teachings brought by the Founders of all the great religions of the world. We believe that the purpose of every religion has been to promote unity among all the peoples of the world, and to outlaw war and violence in human affairs. All the major religions have taught the “Golden Rule.” The violence and disruption associated with religious fanaticism testifies to its spiritual emptiness. Fanaticism destroys the very foundations of human solidarity by dividing the world into contending factions, each believing itself to be superior to others and to have an exclusive claim on religious truth. These actions and attitudes negate the very purpose of religion.

 “The current outbreak of religious fanaticism, while overturning the spiritual values conducive to the unity of mankind, also works to undermine the unique achievements of each of the religions it pretends to serve. The outstanding contributions made to the welfare of society by the teachings of the great religions are steadily being overshadowed by the atrocities committed in the name of those same religions.

“Fortunately, the contemporary phenomenon of religious fanaticism does not, in our view, signal the dawn of a new era of religious strife. Instead, we believe that it represents the dying convulsions of doctrines and societies which have openly defied the altruistic teachings of their own faiths. Fanaticism may seem to prevail for a time on the international scene, but ultimately it will die an ignominious death as peoples around the world come to recognize and rediscover the unifying truths enunciated so clearly in all the great religions of the world.”

~ Baha’i International Community, March 3, 1987

Erling & Pat Jacobsen
Baha’i Faith
www.baha’i.org 


2. Classified Ads (new or corrected)

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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:

CHRISTMAS TREES & WREATHS. Sophomore Class Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale, December 5, at Sherman Jr/Sr High School 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM  12/4

GET YOUR HUSKY GEAR – TWO DAYS ONLY! Sherman Booster Club with AJ’s Printed Apparel – December 4th & 5th Sherman Jr./Sr. High School during the Christmas Tree Sale, Holiday Bazaar, and 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… and baseball caps and special tournament shirts. Questions?  Contact akasher777@gmail.com

GRASS VALLEY PAVILION RESTORATION BENEFIT. 4th Annual Max Nogle Dinner/Dance. Grass Valley Pavilion, Grass Valley, Oregon. Saturday, November 21. Social Hour/Appetizers 5 p.m. Dinner / Paradise Rose 6 p.m. – Dance / Countryfied 9 p.m. Gus Safe Raffle – Auction: AR-15 | Ladies Mystery Purse – Reba, Brooks & Dunn in Vegas Package – Mens’ Mystery Yeti  &  Many More Items. Dinner/Dance Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the Door. Gun Safe Raffle Tickets $20. Benefit for the Pavilion Rejuvenation & Restoration. Tickets: MCP Farm Store, Morrow County Grain Growers, Huskey’s Market & Grass Valley City Hall. ~ Pavilion R&R Committee: Joan Bird, Cindy Brown, Austin Justesen, Scott Susi, Amanda Whitman, Jamie Wilson & Rita Wilson.

 STUFF THE BUS – SHERMAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL. A charitable project – Please bring NON-PERISHABLE FOODS or $$ on December 4th & 5th. It’s a Sherman High School class competition for charity! “Stuff the Bus”. Here at the school, we are asking all of the classes, as well as the staff, to bring as many non-perishable food items, or money donations, as possible to the school. At the end, we 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. ~ Meghan Belshe, a junior at Sherman High & Secretary on Student Council.

SOCKS FOR SOLDIERS – SHERMAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL. Charitable gifts of un-used (new) socks may be dropped off in the Socks for Soldiers boxes at the Moro branch Bank of Eastern Oregon, Huskey’s 97 Market, Sherman County Public/School Library, Sherman Jr./Sr. High School, Sherman Elementary School in Grass Valley or the Wasco Post Office. We will send your contributions to the soldiers. ~ Meghan Belshe, a junior at Sherman High & Secretary on Student Council.

 A YEAR-ROUND 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.

THE 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.

FUNDRAISING 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:

OFFICE COORDINATOR/FINANCIAL OFFICER. Office Coordinator / Financial Officer. Status: At Will Employee. FLSA Status:  Exempt. Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District accepting applications for Office Coordinator / Financial Officer.  FT position, salary based on qualifications. Computer and basic accounting skills preferred. Must have strong organizational skills. The SWCD Office Coordinator/Financial Officer is responsible for general office organization and as Financial Officer, performs accounting work. Work involves preparing financial records, documents, and reports. Financial Officer works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Located in Moro, OR.  Applications accepted until the position is filled.  For more information or for the full job description call (541) 565-3216 Ext. 3 or go to ww.shermancountyswcd.comSALARY:  Bi-weekly (40 hrs/week)+ benefits; Starting Range (DOE) between $31,628 to $42,000  ~ Kayla von Borstel, Sherman County SWCD, Sherman County Area Watershed Council Coordinator. P.O. Box 405, 302 Scott Street, Moro, OR 97039. 541-565-3216 x 109. Kayla.vonBorstel@or.nacdnet.net

FOR 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 the stove. 5419995317. Please leave a message. Seen by appointment only. 
11/27

FOR SALE:

1986 VW CABRIOLET Red, black top (brand new), clean title, manual gearbox, towing mount and hitch included (pull behind your RV). Owner’s manual included. New belts and gas pumps need changing out, not installed but included.  Fun, nimble little car and an awesome companion. Selling because it is not deer safe and cannot have a bull-bar. This VW Cabriolet needs a new partner! $2500, contact 541-993-7017 for details.    12/4

 CHRISTMAS TREES & WREATHS. Sophomore Class Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale, December 5, at Sherman Jr/Sr High School 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM  12/4

 GET YOUR HUSKY GEAR – TWO DAYS ONLY! Sherman Booster Club with AJ’s Printed Apparel – December 4th & 5th Sherman Jr./Sr. High School during the Christmas Tree Sale, Holiday Bazaar, and 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… and baseball caps and special tournament shirts. Questions?  Contact akasher777@gmail.com

THE 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.

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 the 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

SERVICES:

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

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 the town. Please contact Sherman County Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us

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  

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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NOVEMBER

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

24 Sherman Jr./Sr. High School Fall Awards 7

24 Sherman Public/School Library Program: Traveling Lantern Theatre Company 6 Bilbo’s Journey

26 Thanksgiving

26-27 North Central Public Health District | Closed for Thanksgiving

 

DECEMBER

1 Tri-County Mental Health 12-3 The Dalles

1-18 Sherman County Public/School Library Mitten Tree

2 Sherman County Court 9

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 Sherman Sophomore Class Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale 9-2 Sherman Jr/Sr High School

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



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!
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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


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Sherry Kaseberg

Sherman County eNews #358

Index

  1. Classified Ads
  2. Calendar

1. Classified Ads (new or corrected)

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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

Sherman County eNews #356

Index

  1. Sherman County Emergency Services October Activity Report
  2. Sherman County Public/School Library | Fun Family Night—A Maker Open House for All Ages, Nov. 12
  3. Let’s Decorate the Mitten Tree at Sherman County Public/School Library
  4. Veterans’ Day | Sherman County: For The Record, Stories and Records By & About Military Service
  5. Hansell Testifies Before Fish and Wildlife Commission on Grey Wolf Delistment
  6. FSA County Committee Elections to Begin; Producers to Receive Ballots Week of Nov. 9
  7. Links: explore ~ investigate ~ search ~ probe ~ examine ~ research ~ study ~ think

Emergency Services1. Sherman County Emergency Services October Activity Report

~ Shawn Payne, Emergency Services Director

Sherman County Ambulance – October 2015 Activity Report

Date

Time Incident

Location

 

 

 

 

10/01

2:31 PM

Knife Wound to Hand

Deschutes State Park

10/01

4:21 PM

Motor Vehicle Crash

I-84  MP# 104

10/02

9:27 AM

Fainting Episode

McDonalds in Biggs

10/04

5:05 AM

Fever

Rufus

10/04

5:22 PM

Difficulty Breathing

Rufus

10/08

8:11 PM

Nausea & Vomiting

Wasco

10/08

6:45 PM

Football Standby

High school in Moro

10/09

1:18 AM

Blood Pressure Issue

Biggs

10/09

7:57 AM

Possible Dislocated Hip

Wasco

10/09

9:40 AM

Low Blood Pressure

Sherman County Medical Clinic

10/09

4:44 PM

Chest Pain

Wasco

10/10

6:03 PM

Medical Alert Alarm

Wasco

10/11

6:26 PM

Snake Bite

Deschutes River Access MM# 11

10/12

11:58 AM

Chest Pain

Wasco

10/14

4:56 PM

Motor Vehicle Crash – Rollover

US 97  MP# 36

10/14

6:25 PM

Motor Vehicle Crash – Rollover

I-84  MP# 100

10/16

2:56 PM

Fall from ladder

Wasco

10/16

6:30 PM

Football Standby

High School in Moro

10/16

8:47 PM

Difficulty Breathing

Frosty’s in Rufus

10/16

11:30 PM

Fall Injury

McDonalds in Biggs

10/18

8:15 AM

Hip Pain

Wasco

10/19

6:49 PM

Assault

Rufus

10/22

6:26 AM

Motor Vehicle Crash – Rollover

I-84  MP# 114

10/22

10:48 PM

Difficulty Breathing

Grass Valley

10/23

2:33 PM

Weakness

Wasco

10/25

8:41 AM

Weakness

Moro

10/27

11:27 AM

Low Blood Sugar

Moro

10/30

6:00 PM

Football Standby

High School in Moro

 North Sherman County RFPD – October 2015 Activity Report

Date

Time

Incident

Location

 

 

 

 

10-05

10:51 AM

Body Recovery

US 97  MP#4

10-09

1:20 AM

Smoke Alarm Investigation

Post Office in Wasco

10-16

3:03 PM

Ambulance Assist

Wasco

10-27

4:06 PM

Controlled Burn Out of Control

Cottonwood Canyon State Park

 Moro Fire Department – October 2015 Activity Report

Date

Time Incident Location
10/11 6:26 PM Snake Bite Deschutes River MM# 16
10/14 4:56 PM Motor Vehicle Crash Rollover US 97  MP# 36
10/27 4:08 PM Grass Fire Cottonwood Canyon State Park
10/28 9:15 PM Truck Fire

US  97  MP#18.5


2. Sherman County Public/School Library | Fun Family Night—A Maker Open House for All Ages, Nov. 12

Thursday, November 12    6:00 p.m.

Let’s make something! Come experience the Maker Movement. Children and adults can participate in hands-on experiences at different Maker Stations. What shall we make? Culinary arts, Fiber Arts, and 3D prints. How are things made? Take things apart at the take-apart table.  For more information contact the library at 541-565-3279 or email shermanlibrary@sherman.k12.or.us.


3. Let’s Decorate the Mitten Tree at Sherman County Public/School Library 

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.  


4.  Sherman County: For The Record, Stories and Records By & About Military Service

US Veteran GraphicSherman County: For The Record
Volume & Number
Stories and Records by Local Authors 1983-2015

Veterans’ Day
[Note: Some military stories are found in family stories, not shown here.]

#1-2, 1983
WW I Cochran Diary, Excerpts by Frank von Borstel
Autobiography of Giles French by Giles L. French [several parts]

#7-1, 1989
Camp Rufus, WWII by Sherry Kaseberg

#9-2, 1991
Camp Rufus, Army Legend

#10-1, 1992
Letter: Loy Cochran on the Rhine, WWI

#11-1, Spring 1993
WW II Military Experiences by Paul A. Fraser

#11-2 Fall 1993
Tsubota Family, Japan & Oregon by Isami Tsubota
World War II Memories by Lloyd Henrichs

#12-1, 1994
WWII Military Experiences by Malcolm McDermid

#12-2, 1994
WWII Air Force Experiences by Bob Boynton

#13-1, 1995
WWII Army Experiences by Glenn Virtue
WWII Seabees Experiences by Stuart Macnab
WWII Navy Experiences by Byron O. “Swede” Stark
WWII Navy Experiences by Clarence A. Young

#13-2, 1995
WWII Pacific Experiences by Tom Macnab & Helen Kelly Macnab
WW II Home Front Memories by Nell Coats Melzer
WWII Home Front Memories by Dorothy Brown Benson
WWII Letters: Don & Jacque von Borstel
WWII Navy Nurse Corps by Owietus Neal McDermid

#14-1, 1996
WWII Navy Adventures by Dan Kaseberg
WWII Navy Life of Marcus & Eilene Eslinger
WWII Leyte and Back by Chet Coats
WWII Letters Frank Sayrs by Mary von Borstel Sayrs

#14-2, 1996
Thomas Fraser, USAF by Thomas H. Fraser
WWII Air Force by Howard Conlee

#15-1, 1997
WW II, Africa & Europe by Phil O’Meara

#15-2, 1997
WWII William G. Macnab’s B-17 Collision Over the North Sea by Teresa K. Flatley

#18-1, 2000
Charlie Wilson, French Legion of Honor by Mark Fields
WWII Gordon O. Fraser by Richard Fraser

#19-1, 2001
Civil War Veterans in Sherman County by Sherry Kaseberg
History of Frank E. Brown Post No. 91, American Legion
WWI Draft Registration List, 1917

#22-1, 2004
Red Cross Auxiliaries, Part One by Chris Sanders

#22-2, 2004
Red Cross Auxiliaries, Part Two by Chris Sanders

#25-2 2007
WW II Stories: Conlee, Boynton, O’Meara, Fraser, Morrow, McCoy, von Borstel, Kaseberg, McClure, Macnab
WW II B-17 Collision by Teresa Flatley

#29-1 2011
Dewey Thomas’ WWII Military Reflections – Part One by Dewey Thomas with Reine Thomas
WWII Navy Experiences by Charles F. Decker

#29-2 2011
Dewey Thomas’ WWII Military Reflections – Part Two by Dewey Thomas with Reine Thomas

#30-1 2012
Navy Experiences, Memories of Easter 1966 by Doug Rhinehart
Rev. Roy Harvey and Captain Joe Harvey by Joe Harvey

#30-2 2012
WWII Merchant Marine Experiences of Ted Carlson by Susan R. Smith

#31-1  2013
Lt. Commander Gordon D. Helyer, U. S. Navy by Pat (Goodwin) Helyer

#31-2  2013
World War II Veterans Historic Highway by Dick Tobiason

#33-2   2015
Fort Lewis, New Guinea, Philippines & Japan by Robert Ziegler


5. Hansell Testifies Before Fish and Wildlife Commission on Grey Wolf Delistment

 Salem, OR – Senator Bill Hansell (R-Athena) testified before The Oregon Department of Fish and Gray WolfWildlife Commissioners in the hopes of convincing the panel of six members (Commissioner Jason Atkinson was not in attendance) to vote for the delisting of the Canadian Gray Wolf. 

Hansell was first to testify out of 106 members of the public.  At the conclusion of public testimony, the Commissioners met to deliberate on the decision to delist.  The Commission decided they would in fact vote to delist. 

“I am very pleased with the decision of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commissioners to agree with the findings of their staff in following the Wolf Plan and delisting the Canadian Grey Wolf,” Hansell said.  “We have reached Phase II in the Eastern Half of the state and they have, in this decision, chosen to delist.  Now we can continue to move forward managing wolves under the Oregon Wolf Plan.” 

With a delisting decision from the Commission, there will not be legal hunting of the Grey Wolf.  The Wolf Plan agreed upon by The Department of Fish and Wildlife, ranchers, farmers, and environmentalists in 2005 remains in effect.


6. FSA County Committee Elections to Begin; Producers to Receive Ballots Week of Nov. 9

Farmers and Ranchers Have a Voice in Local Farm Program Decisions 

The represented section of Sherman County for the 2015 FSA County Committee election is the southern 3rd of the county, taking in the Grass Valley and Kent areas. 

Thank you.

Roseanna Breeding
County Executive Director
Sherman County  Office
USDA, Farm Service Agency
USDA Service Center
302 Scott  St
Moro, OR 97039
roseanna.breeding@or.usda.gov
Ph: 541.565.3551 x103 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2015 – Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the 2015 FSA County Committee elections on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 7, 2015, to ensure that their vote is counted. 

“County committee members represent the farmers and ranchers in their communities,” said Dolcini. “Producers elected to these committees have always played a vital role in local agricultural decisions. They are essential to the daily operation of nearly 2,200 offices across the country. It is a valued partnership that helps us better understand the needs of the farmers and ranchers we serve.” 

Nearly 7,700 FSA County Committee members serve FSA offices nationwide. Each committee has three to 11 elected members who serve three-year terms of office. One-third of county committee seats are up for election each year. County committee members apply their knowledge and judgment to help FSA make important decisions on its commodity support programs; conservation programs; indemnity and disaster programs; emergency programs and eligibility. 

Producers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program to be eligible to vote in the county committee election. Approximately 1.9 million producers are currently eligible to vote. Farmers and ranchers who supervise and conduct the farming operations of an entire farm, but are not of legal voting age, also may be eligible to vote. 

Farmers and ranchers will begin receiving their ballots the week of Nov. 9. Ballots include the names of candidates running for the local committee election. FSA has modified the ballot, making it more easily identifiable and less likely to be overlooked. Voters who do not receive ballots in the coming week can pick one up at their local FSA office. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked no later than Dec. 7, 2015. Newly elected committee members and their alternates will take office Jan. 1, 2016. 

For more information, visit the FSA website at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections. You may also contact your local USDA Service Center or FSA office. Visit http://offices.usda.gov to find an FSA office near you.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (Toll-free Customer Service), (800) 877-8339 (Local or Federal relay), (866) 377-8642 (Relay voice users).


7. Links: explore ~ investigate ~ search ~ probe ~ examine ~ research ~ study ~ think 

 A Tribute to Vietnam Veterans
https://www.youtube.com/embed/aVeBtnfAxP8

 WSU Ag Weather Net station has been installed at Sherman Experiment Station.
http://www.weather.wsu.edu/?p=90150&UNIT_ID=300301

Sen. Doug Whitsett | Bad Bargaining by the Beholden  http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORLEG/bulletins/1245b47

Sen. Doug Whitsett | Minimum Wage   http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORLEG/bulletins/1230407

The Patriot Post
http://patriotpost.us/about

Thomas Sowell | The Ben Carson Flaps
http://freedomsback.com/thomas-sowell/the-ben-carson-flaps/

Pat Buchanan | Can Europe Survive This Invasion?
http://freedomsback.com/pat-buchanan/can-europe-survive-this-invasion/ 

Christian Pastor | The New Civil Rights Movement
http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/christian_pastor_says_gays_worthy_of_death_at_conference_with_3_gop_presidential_candidates

Overpaid or Underpaid? A State-by-State Ranking of Public-Employee Compensation  https://www.aei.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/-biggs-overpaid-or-underpaid-a-statebystate-ranking-of-public-employee-compensation_112536583046.pdf

Reducing the Costs of Federal Worker Pay and Benefits http://www.downsizinggovernment.org/federal-worker-pay


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