Sherman County eNews #189

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Sherman County: Substation Fire Updates and Information


 ASCO/SHERMAN CO: Substation Fire updates and information

Posted on July 19, 2018 

**Updated Evacuation Levels as of 10:00am July 19
Grass Valley Level 3
Biggs Jct Level 3
Hwy 30 from Deschutes State Park to Biggs Level 3

**Update as of 9:00am July 19th
The Substation Fire is now reported at just over 50,000 acres in size. Fire crews were able to hold the fire overnight with no additional structure loss. The weather today is expected to be similar to yesterday and crews will be working to get ahead of the fire to prevent any further structure loss. Today resource on the scene will include air resources, hand crews, dozers, and engines. Retardant will be dropped ahead of the fire to assist with growth

While rumors of arson have circulated around social media, the cause of the fire has yet to be identified.


Governor declares a state of emergency

Moro, OR – July 18, 2018 – The Substation Fire started southeast of The Dalles on Tuesday afternoon and moved further east today. Firefighters saw heightened activity on the north and the south end of the fire. More than 50,000 acres in Sherman and Wasco Counties are affected.

Level 3 evacuations (“Go”) increased to include Moro; level 2 evacuations (“Be Set”) grew to include the community of Wasco, south to the community of Kent and several miles east. More than 900 homes are in the Level 2 and level 3 areas. A Red Cross shelter is open at The Dalles Middle School at 1100 E. 12th St in The Dalles.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared a state of emergency due to the ongoing threat of wildfire and increasing wildfire activity. The declaration makes available resources from around the state, and from outside of Oregon if necessary

As of Wednesday afternoon, 178 firefighters from 32 agencies across Oregon are focused on protecting structures in the line of the fire. Additional resources continue to arrive from around the state.

A wide variety of flying air tankers have been deployed to fight the Substation Fire. These include:

* Two 750-gallon capacity “Fire Bosses”

* Two ”Super Scooper” air tankers, capable of which are “scooping” 12,000 gallons of water from the Columbia River to drop on the fire

* A heavy air tanker which drops retardant on the fire

* Two Type-2 helicopters

*A VLAT (Very Large Air Tanker), which can carry 12,000 gallons of water, was also deployed.

Hwy 97 has been closed intermittently. Travelers are advised to check ODOT TripCheck for up-to-date information.

The Wasco Co. Sheriff’s Office confirmed one civilian fatality as a result of exposure to the fire.

A hotline for Substation Fire information has been established: 503-597-8076. Additional information is available here at www.facebook.com/Substation2018


Road closures change by the hour. Please check ODOT TripCheck.

  • ODOT: Central Ore.: OR206 closed due to fire activity from jct. with I-84 to milepost 5.
  • ODOT: Central Ore.: US30 closed due to fire activity from Celilo to Biggs.
  • ODOT: Central Ore.: ODOT advising motorists that there is no fuel available north of Madras on US97. In addition, there are currently no fuel or other services available in Biggs due to wildfire related activity.

 

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Sherman County eNews #188

CONTENTS

Substation Fire in Wasco & Sherman Counties, Oregon


SUBSTATION FIRE DECLARED A CONFLAGRATION

News Release from Oregon State Fire Marshal
Posted on FlashAlert: July 18th, 2018 12:44 PM

Governor Kate Brown has declared the Substation Fire, burning near The Dalles, a conflagration. The declaration cleared the way for the state fire marshal to mobilize firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire.

The Office of State Marshal’s Red Incident Management Team, four structural task forces, and two strike teams from Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Central Oregon, Yamhill, and Marion counties arrived early this morning and began working to protect structures.

A Level 3 evacuation was put in place for Eight Mile Road at Emerson Loop Road to Emerson Loop Road and Company Hollow Road, as well as all of Wrentham Market Road and Mason Road.

The following Level 1, 2 and 3 evacuations for Sherman County are as follows: [some evacuation level notices have been adjusted to conditions]

–South of Gordon Ridge Rd from the Deschutes River, east to Hwy 97 and south to King Lane, South along Sayrs Rd to Payne Loop is a Level 3.

–The Towns of Grass Valley and Moro are Level 2.

–North of Gordon Ridge Rd to Interstate 84 and HWY 206, east to Hwy 97 and south along Henrichs, Douma and Lone Rock Rd, and south to Rutledge Lane, as well as the area further south between Finnegan Rd to the Deschutes River is a Level 2.

–The area east of HWY 97 to Hwy 206, and south to Fairview Rd is a Level 1.

Deschutes River from Sherars Bridge to the mouth and Deschutes Park are at Level 3.

Oregon’s conflagration may be invoked only by the Governor and allows the State Fire Marshal to dispatch structural firefighters and equipment.

More information on evacuations is available at Sherman and Wasco County Sheriffs Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Sherman-County-Sheriffs-Office-643904422378873/

https://www.facebook.com/WascoCountySheriff/?hc_ref=ARTVrl7XZjg4B1Ea1eVPFIU_hja5N-OGHnbggMctf6KJNRQmvcGcvxVoCJjnXrY5ZWk&fref=nf


Substation Fire in Wasco & Sherman Counties

KGW Fire Report https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/one-person-dead-as-substation-fire-grows-to-45000-acres/283-574914450

Sherman County Sheriff puts Segments 3,4 of Lower Deschutes River under Evacuation Notice http://www.centraloregonfire.org/


 

Sherman County eNews #187

CONTENTS

  1. Frontier Regional 911 Alert Wildfire Notification, Moro

  2. Frontier Regional 911 Alert Wildfire Notification, Grass Valley

  3. Frontier Regional 911 Alert Emergency Notification System


1. Frontier Regional 911 Alert Wildfire Notification, Moro  

This is a message from Frontier Regional Alert serving Gilliam, Jefferson, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties.

Date: 07/17/2018 [ 11:17 p.m.]
RE: Sherman Fire Level 1 Evacuation Notice

Firefighting efforts: The Fire that started in Wasco County has jumped the river. [Deschutes River]

Sherman County Fire has issued a Level 1 Evacuation meaning be ready!
This is for Moro and residents west of town.
Explanation of the levels is included below.

Submitted by: Renee Heidy, Frontier Regional 911

Approved Oregon Evacuation Levels

LEVEL 1: A Level 1 Evacuation means “BE READY” for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.

LEVEL 2: A Level 2 Evacuation means “BE SET” to evacuate. YOU MUST PREPARE TO LEAVE AT A MOMENTS NOTICE This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk. THIS MAY BE THE ONLY NOTICE THAT YOU RECEIVE Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.

LEVEL 3: A Level 3 Evacuation means “GO” Evacuate NOW LEAVE IMMEDIATELY! Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home. THIS WILL BE THE LAST NOTICE THAT YOU RECEIVE Entry to evacuated areas may be denied until conditions are safe. Area radio and TV stations have been asked to broadcast periodic updates.


2. Frontier Regional 911 Alert Wildfire Notification, Grass Valley

This is a message from Frontier Regional Alert serving Gilliam, Jefferson, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties.

Date: 07//17/2018 [10:08 p.m.]
RE: Wild Fire

Sherman County is issuing a level 1 evacuation notice, which means be ready! The levels are listed below. This condition is for the town of Grass Valley and the areas west of that location.
The fire in Wasco County has jumped the river.

Renee Heidy, Frontier Regional 911

Approved Oregon Evacuation Levels

LEVEL 1: A Level 1 Evacuation means “BE READY” for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.

LEVEL 2: A Level 2 Evacuation means “BE SET” to evacuate. YOU MUST PREPARE TO LEAVE AT A MOMENTS NOTICE This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk. THIS MAY BE THE ONLY NOTICE THAT YOU RECEIVE Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.

LEVEL 3: A Level 3 Evacuation means “GO” Evacuate NOW LEAVE IMMEDIATELY! Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home. THIS WILL BE THE LAST NOTICE THAT YOU RECEIVE Entry to evacuated areas may be denied until conditions are safe. Area radio and TV stations have been asked to broadcast periodic updates


3. Frontier Regional 911 Alert Emergency Notification System

The Frontier Regional Alert Mass Notification system is an Emergency Notification system designed to provide emergency notifications to residents and businesses. An emergency notification system gives Sherman County emergency management the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency notifications and information messages. The system utilizes home phones, cell phones, texts, and electronic mail messaging.

The system within Sherman County is dubbed Frontier Regional Alert. This mass notification system alerts residents about severe weather events, power outages, floods, wildfires, and much more. Sign up for our emergency alert system now.

https://www.co.sherman.or.us/#/city/answers/alerts/frontier-regional-alert-mass-notification-system


 

Sherman County eNews #186

CONTENTS

  1. Box Car & Jack Knife Fires Producer Meeting, July 18

  2. Sherman County Fair Ranch Sorting Competition, Aug. 17

  3. Equine Mania, LLC Advanced Cattle Sorting Clinic, Aug. 11-12

  4. Which Wheat for What? Six Classes of U.S. Wheat.

  5. Good Friends

  6. The Death of a Spouse or Partner

  7. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do


1. Box Car & Jack Knife Fires Producer Meeting, July 18

Box Car & Jack Knife Fires

Producers Meeting

July 18 from 12 to 2

Lunch will be provided.

Learn about the USDA disaster programs that are available to help alleviate the effects of the recent wildfires in Wasco and Sherman counties.

Questions? 541-565-3551 or 541-298-8559

~Wasco County Conservation District

~Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District

~Sherman County Area Watershed Council

~North Central Livestock Association.


2. Sherman County Fair Ranch Sorting Competition, Aug. 17

cowboy.bootDon’t miss this awesome event on August 17th! The Sherman County Fair Ranch Sorting in Moro, Oregon, is a great, family friendly evening of horsey fun. Added money and prizes for the top teams! 

Classes: Open (everyone!), Pro/Novice (a team of one money winning and one beginner sorter), Family, and Draw Pot. Contact Carrie for more information: 541-980-7394.


3. Equine Mania, LLC Advanced Cattle Sorting Clinic, Aug. 11-12

Equine Mania, LLC Presents

Advanced Sorting Clinic with Kristi Siebert

August 11-12

Wheatacres Ranch near Wasco, Oregon

Dry camping and pens available.

Contact Carrie 541-980-7394. 


4. Which Wheat for What? Six Classes of U.S. Wheat 

[Editorial note: See it for yourself… the exhibit, Wheat Through the Ages, at the national-award-winning Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro, Oregon!]

You stuffed yourself with Thanksgiving pie and warm rolls in November. And the smell of Christmas cookies baking fills the air in December. You know you can count on your family’s special baked good, shared year after year, during the holiday season. But, you might not realize that each product may require a different type of flour, maybe even a different class of wheat.

American wheat farmers grow six classes of wheat. Each wheat variety fits into one of these six categories based on the growing season (winter or spring), hardness (hard or soft) and color (red or white). While munching on holiday treats this year, stump your relatives with these class differences.

Hard Red Winter (HRW)

Ninety-five percent of the wheat grown in Kansas is hard red winter (HRW). In fact, Kansas farmers grow more HRW wheat than any other state. With high protein and strong gluten, HRW wheat is ideal for yeast bread and rolls. But, this versatile class is also used in flat breads, tortillas, cereal, general purpose flour and Asian-style noodles. 

Hard White (HW)

About three percent of wheat grown by Kansas farmers is hard white (HW) wheat. This class is grown primarily under contract. HW wheat is used for whole wheat white flour, due to its naturally milder, sweeter flavor. Bakers also use HW wheat in pan breads, tortillas, flat breads and Asian-style noodles.

Soft Red Winter (SRW)

Less than 1 percent of the wheat planted by Kansas wheat farmers is soft red winter (SRW). Farmers east of the Mississippi River often double crop SRW wheat with soybeans. Soft wheats have lower protein and less gluten strength. This makes SRW ideally suited for cookies, crackers, pastries, flat breads and pretzels. SRW wheat is even used in Maker’s Mark and Twizzlers. 

Soft White (SW)

Pacific Northwest farmers grow primarily soft white (SW) wheat – both winter and spring varieties. SW wheat has two sub-classes. Club wheat has very weak gluten and western white is a blend of club and SW. SW wheat has low moisture, but high extraction rates. With a naturally whiter color, SW wheat is used for Asian-style bakery products, cakes and pastries. Fun fact, Triscuits refer to SW as the “cashmere” of wheats.

Hard Red Spring (HRS)

Northern plains farmers require a shorter season crop wheat crop. Hard red spring (HRS) wheat is planted in early spring, rather than the fall, and does not vernalize or go dormant over the winter. HRS wheat has high protein and strong gluten, perfect for artisan breads and rolls, croissants, bagels and pizza crust. Internationally, HRS is often blended with domestic wheats supplies to improve the strength of a flour blend.

Durum

Durum is the hardest of all six wheat classes, produced in two areas of the United States. The northern plains grows hard amber durum, while the desert southwest (Arizona, California) grows Desert Durum® under irrigation. With a rich amber color and high gluten content, durum wheat is used primarily for pasta, couscous and some Mediterranean breads.


5. Good Friends

Good, strong friendships can make our lives immeasurably richer.

Good friends are rare. We have hundreds, maybe thousands, of acquaintances, many associates, but few real friends. Real friends are those we freely select, and for this reason they play a special part in our lives. They provide us with joy, comfort and caring. And because our time with them is limited to relatively short periods together, friendships give us a breather from the intensity of our full-time, primary relationships.

When we have made a good friend, we have shared our deepest thoughts and feelings, and we have also developed shared respect and affection. These things can last a lifetime, surviving great distances in time and space. But, like your primary relationships, good friendships are not merely for comfort and support. They are vital threads that keep us connected to the world.

Friends lead us gently into new areas of growth by helping us see our problems and ourselves from another perspective. Good friends are always there, challenging us when they see us moving in harmful directions. It’s important to remember, though, that friendships, like any relationship, need attention and nurturing if they are to remain strong and healthy.

How are your friendships doing? Are you going the extra mile to make sure your friends know how important they are to you? ~The Pacific Institute


6. The Death of a Spouse or Partner

“The death of a spouse or partner is different than other losses, in the sense that it literally changes every single thing going forward. When your spouse dies, the way you eat changes. The way you watch TV changes. Your friend circle changes or disappears entirely. Your family dynamic/life changes or disappears entirely. Your financial status changes. Your job situation changes. It affects your self-worth. Your self-esteem. Your confidence. Your rhythms.  The way you breathe. Your mentality. Your brain function. Your physical body. Your hobbies and interests. Your sense of security. Your sense of humor. Your sense of womanhood or manhood. EVERY. SINGLE. THING. CHANGES. You are handed a new life that you never asked for and that you don’t particularly want. It is the hardest, most gut-wrenching, horrific, life-altering of things to live with.” ~Unattributed. https://www.facebook.com/MemoriesOfALovedOne/posts/1921509787921620.


7. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

bird.owl3Words. He Wrote the Book on Words

The Patriot Post

U.S.A. Historic Documents

 


 

Sherman County eNews #185

CONTENTS

  1. Notice. Biggs Service District Special Session, July 18

  2. Notice. Sherman County Court Executive Session Notice, July 18

  3. Notice. Sherman County Ambulance Plan Advisory Committee Meeting, July 19

  4. Notice. Gilliam, Sherman & Wheeler County Courts – Joint Meeting, July 25

  5. Sewing Machine Class, Aug. 4

  6. Wasco County Historical Society Program, July 21

  7. Short-Term Doesn’t Mean Short-Change

  8. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do


1. Notice. Biggs Service District Special Session, July 18

Biggs Service District will hold a special session on July 18th at 8:30am, at Sherman County Courthouse Addition in the Hearings Room, 500 Court Street in Moro Oregon 97039, to discuss auditor quotes. Contact Aaron Cook at Biggs Service District (541-739-2321) with any questions. 


2. Notice. Sherman County Court Executive Session Notice, July 18

ShermanCoLogoThe Sherman County Court will hold an Executive Session at 10:45a.m. during its regularly scheduled Court Session on July 18, 2018, in the County Courthouse Addition in the Hearings Room, 500 Court Street, Moro Oregon 97039. The Court will meet in Executive Session in accordance with ORS 192.660 (2) (f) Exempt Documents to review Housing Rehabilitation Loan applications. Following the Executive Session, the Court will approve or deny applications.


3. Notice. Sherman County Ambulance Plan Advisory Meeting, July 19

Sherman County Ambulance

ASA Plan Advisory Committee

Meeting Agenda

July 19, 2018

6:00 PM

1.0     Open Meeting

2.0     Review/Approve January 18, 2018 minutes

3.0     Review 2018 (January – June) Response Statistics

         3.1  Dispatch

         3.2  Ambulance

4.0     ASA Plan Approval

5.0     Citizen Reporter Article

6.0     Issues / Concerns

7.0     Next Meeting January 17, 2019 @ 6:00PM

8.0     Adjourn


4. Notice. Gilliam, Sherman & Wheeler County Courts – Joint Meeting, July 25

July 25, 2018

10:00 a.m.

OSU Extension/Experiment Station

66365 Lonerock Road

Moro, OR 97039

AGENDA

1.0 Call to Order

2.0 Introductions

3.0 Legal Counsel

4.0 County Trapper

5.0 Carbon Tax

6.0 PILT

7.0 Broadband/Fiber

8.0 Set Next Meeting

9.0 Adjourn

(12:00 p.m. – Lunch will be provided).


5. Sewing Machine Class, Aug. 4

sewing.machine.womanSaturday-Aug 4. 10 am to noon.  Only $15.00. Wasco School Events Center (( old grade school – 800 Barnett St, Wasco, Or))“ – Learn to understand and love your sewing machine.”  If the sewing machine isn’t set up correctly no matter how much you yell, scream or swear at it, it still will not work correctly.  ~~~Carol MacKenzie. Call or send me a text 541-980-7738.


6. Wasco County Historical Society Program, July 21

Wasco County Historical Society is presenting the program “From Pioneer Drugstore to Community Icon: The Waldron Brother’s Drugstore” on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Chinese Building (the Wing Hong Hai Building) at 210 E. 1st Street in The Dalles. Directions: Go east from the Baldwin Saloon on First Street. Eric Gleason will share the history of the stone structure that you can see at the foot of Washington Street that we know today as the Waldron/ Gitchell Building. The public is invited to all the Historical Society programs free of charge. For more information, call 541-980-7453.


7. Short-Term Doesn’t Mean Short-Change

Yesterday, we talked about the need for “good friends.” Today, let’s back up a bit, and ask the questions: Do you decide whether to embark upon a relationship by your judgment of how long it may last?

We might as well get used to the fact that, with our increasing mobility, temporary relationships are here to stay. Temporary relationships should not be confused with long-term relationships that can be uncommitted. A short-term relationship can be committed, for there are other dimensions to commitment besides time.

Because temporary relationships have a beginning and an end, they have a special value. They require us to telescope our time and shed superficiality to concentrate on what we can share in the short time we have. We can be free of culturally predetermined preconceptions about each other, and free of role-playing.

And, even though we may not have a long period of time to spend developing and nurturing the relationship, we can still be committed to conducting it with integrity and full respect for each other’s values. Our short-term relationships can be much more than superficial encounters. They can bring us something of great value from the process of mutual sharing and discovery. They can bring us lessons that last a lifetime.

These things are essential in any meaningful relationship and meaning need not be purely a function of time. We don’t need to “short change” relationships that are “short-term.” When we do, the only short-changing is what we are doing to our own growing and learning. ~The Pacific Institute


 

Sherman County eNews #184

CONTENTS

  1. What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library

  2. English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages Offered this Summer

  3. Program: “Celilo Village, Past & Present, July 28

  4. Notice. Frontier Regional 911 Dispatch Board Meeting, July 23

  5. From Me to Me

  6. Maryhill Museum of Art hosts Pacific Northwest Plein Air Event in the Gorge

  7. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do


Caution! Extreme Fire Danger!

Please do not drive or park your vehicle in dry grass!

Caution! Trucks!

Wheat harvest is underway!

Slow-moving grain trucks are on the road.

Maybe right around the corner in the canyon…

or just over the hill.


1. What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library.

The Library is now open Summer Hours -11am-7pm Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-4pm Saturday

Community Preschool Storytime – Every Tuesday at 10am
Join us for Preschool Storytime and crafts. Ages 0-6.

Oregon Rocks! – Tuesday, July 17 at 11am
Come find out more about Oregon’s geology and natural resources as we touch, feel, and learn about the world out our door.

July’s Book Club – Thursday, July 19 at 6pm.
The Little Bookshop on the Corner

Young Adult Night – Thursday, July 19 from 6pm to 8pm
Jr/Sr high students, come hang out, eat snacks, do crafts, watch a movie or start a book club, we decide! Come help plan our new young adult space!!

Adam Miller presents Old Songs for Young Folks – Saturday, July 21, 2018
It wasn’t that long ago when only kings and queens were rich enough to have other people play music for them. In the old days, regular folks like you and me had to make our own music. That’s why it’s called “folk music!”


2. English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages Offered this Summer

English classes for speakers of other languages are being offered this summer by Columbia Gorge Community College. Classes are scheduled in the college’s Hood River – Indian Creek Campus for all levels on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $25 with financial waivers available. Beginning and intermediate classes are offered in Mt. Hood at the Mt. Hood Town Hall from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10, also with financial waivers available.  For information, call (541) 506-6000, ext. 7121. 


3. Program: “Celilo Village, Past & Present, July 28

Wasco County Historical Society invites the public Saturday, the 28th, 11:00 a.m., to hear educator/historian Jean Vercouteren’s program, “Celilo Village, Past & Present”, at the Moody/Rorick House, 300 W. 13th St., The Dalles.  Free event; refreshments. 


4. Notice. Frontier Regional 911 Dispatch Board Meeting, July 23

 Frontier Regional 911 Dispatch Board Meeting

                                                  July 23, 2018

2:00 p.m.

Gilliam County Courthouse – Courtroom

1 –     Approve April 23, 2018 Minutes

2 –     Wasco County Dispatch Services Discussion – Mike Smith

3 –     Manager’s Report:  Employee Hiring – Renee Heidy

  • If necessary, Executive Session may be held in accordance with ORS 192.660 (1)

(e) Property

(h) Legal Rights

(i) Personnel

  • As this is a regular meeting of the Frontier Regional 911 Board, other matters may be addressed as deemed appropriate by the Board.

Frontier Regional Board Members:

Sheriff Gary Bettencourt – sheriff@co.gilliam.or.us

Judge Steve Shaffer – steve.shaffer@co.gilliam.or.us

Sheriff Jim Adkins – jim.adkins@co.jefferson.or.us

Vice-Chair: Commissioner Mike Ahern – mike.ahern@co.jefferson.or.us

Sheriff Brad Lohrey – bradlohrey@yahoo.com

Commissioner Joe Dabulskis – joedab3jma@gmail.com

Chair: Sheriff Chris Humphreys – cghumphreys@co.wheeler.or.us

Judge Lynn Morley – lmorley@co.wheeler.or.us


5. From Me to Me

Most of us extend small kindnesses to others. But how many of us practice the same loving gestures when it comes to ourselves? Let’s talk about our gifts to ourselves.

How good a friend are you to yourself? Most of us are very good at celebrating our friendships with little gestures and gifts that say we care. But what do you give yourself that could qualify as a gift? A little self-indulgence is a healthy thing, which could mean buying yourself that new book (or eBook), treating yourself to dinner out or hiring someone to wash and wax your car.

Now, if self-indulgence has been your life story, this probably doesn’t apply to you. And if, by giving yourself a gift, you will be irresponsibly depriving others, you probably don’t qualify, either. But most of us can give gifts to ourselves that don’t cost a cent.

For example: A little mid-day nap. Allowing yourself time to linger over a cup of coffee. Taking a quiet stroll after dinner, enjoying the evening air. Cutting a garden bouquet for your own enjoyment. Curling up on the couch for an hour or two with a great book. Taking the night off from your “to do” list, in order to relax in the silence.

Gifts like these are ways of being friendly to you. Of course, because we live in society and most of us find that we gain happiness from contribution, it’s crucial that we give to others too. But if you give only to others, your unattended need to receive as well may become a demanding burden to your friendships. It truly is a gift you give to allow someone else to give to you.

So, if you really want to nurture yourself, take a moment from time to time and ask, “How friendly have I been to me today?” ~The Pacific Institute


6. Maryhill Museum of Art hosts Pacific Northwest Plein Air Event in the Gorge

art.toolsBeginning July 30, more than 40 artists will descend on the region – easels, paint and brushes in hand – searching for the perfect vista from which to capture the awesome beauty of the Columbia River Gorge.  The artists, hailing from the Pacific Northwest and from around the country, will be taking part in the 14th annual Pacific Northwest Plein Air event hosted by Maryhill Museum of Art. 

During the four-day plein air paint out, artists will select their own vantage points to paint the vast, wild beauty of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. And what a smorgasbord to choose from! Stunning views of Mt. Hood and the Columbia River, vineyards, snowy Cascade peaks, waterfalls and parched, high desert plateaus are just a few of the inspiring views artists will find.  Artists will also be invited to paint on Maryhill’s grounds, giving museum visitors a closer look at plein air artists at work.

A plein air figure painting workshop on the grounds of Maryhill Museum of Art, taught by artist Randall Sexton, will be offered on Friday, August 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Please see cost and details below.)

Paintings will remain on view and available for purchase through August 25, 2018 in the Event Sales Gallery in the museum’s M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center. As work is sold and removed, other work created during the paint-out will replace it. Proceeds support Maryhill Museum of Art. A full list of participating artists is available at http://www.maryhillmuseum.org/pleinair.

The 14th annual Pacific Northwest Plein Air Event in the Columbia River Gorge is made possible by the generosity of Dave Burbach Photography, Dog River Coffee, Framing Resource, Full Sail Brewing Co., Gamblin Artists Colors, The Griffin House on the Columbia River Gorge, Byron and Sue Henry, Stephen and Laura Muehleck, PleinAir Magazine, RayMar Art, and Scottsdale Artists’ School.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

July 30 – August 2 | all day

Pacific Northwest Plein Air Paint Out

Artists spend four days painting at various locations throughout the Columbia River Gorge, including on the grounds of Maryhill.

Friday, August 3 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Workshop: Painting Plein Air Figures in the Garden at Maryhill

Enjoy a day of figure painting en plein air on the grounds of Maryhill Museum of Art. This full-day workshop is led by artist and teacher Randall Sexton, one of the premier contemporary California landscape painters working today. Known for his use of color and expressive brushwork in oil paintings of everyday scenes, Sexton has a reputation for being an educator as well as a fine artist. He taught drawing, painting, and composition at the San Francisco Academy of Art until 2005, and now leads private workshops around the country.

Cost: $170; limited to 17 participants. Student is expected to bring their own easel (plein air set-up) and supplies (confirmation and supply list will be emailed upon registration). To register, call Maryhill Museum of Art at (509) 773-3733, ext. 27, or email steve@maryhillmuseum.org.

Saturday, August 4 | 5 to 7 p.m.

Opening Reception

The public is invited to view the paintings artists created in plein air, meet the artists and enjoy refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres. Artwork will be available for purchase. Awards will be given in a number of categories. 


7. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

bird.owlCottonwood Canyon State Park

Mayo Clinic Minute: A quick guide to the Heimlich maneuver

 

Fight for public land: Which Oregon counties have the most? 

The Facts about Fact Checkers 

Constitutional Justices: How to Talk About Supreme Court Nominations

New aphid’s presence grows in Northwest


 

Sherman County eNews #183

CONTENTS

  1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

  2. CLASSIFIEDS

  3. CALENDAR


1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

church.family1Sometimes in our English translations of the Bible we find an original language word that is worded differently based upon the context of a specific passage and maybe a special facet of the word that is not fully captured by any single English word. This is the case with the Greek word “peirasmos” which is translated variously as temptation, trials, and tests. In working through the passages dealing with this one Greek word I developed an amplification of one of those verses (1 Corinthians 10:13).

“There is no test, no trial, no temptation to sin, no pushing, pulling, prodding, or anything else that comes my way that makes me any different than anyone else. We all experience these things, maybe in different ways and at times to different degrees, but I am no different than anyone else.

BUT GOD…. He is always faithful in all things. With every trial, test, or temptation—no matter how big or how small; with all of these things He has set a limit to them. He will not allow anything into my life beyond which He also has not given the ability to victoriously endure. With every single test, trial, and temptation He has provided a way of escape, and He will keep me from being crushed, and He will bring me out standing on the other side. This is true whether that other side is realized in this life or ultimately in His presence. This is a certain fact.

Therefore, I will place my trust in Him and look not to the size of the situation, BUT to the size and faithfulness of my GOD.”

It is my hope that this might help you as it has me in reminding us who we need to turn to when things get tough and then commit to trusting God in response.

Joe Burgess
Pastor
First Baptist Church, Grass Valley


2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)

REMINDERS:

newspaper-arrowCLASSIFIED ADS, NOTICES & NEWS: Please! No posters or flyers.

CLASSIFIED ADS. Free classified ads are published on Fridays. The deadline is Wednesday at 5. Please submit ads by using the Submit News page. Include who, what, where, when, & how, contact information and the final Friday date for posting your ad (shown by the date at the end of the ad, for example, 3/17), and under 50 words if possible. This service is limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome.  Please share your Thank You and Congratulatory Notes and Joyful News here. ~The Editor

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THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

THANK YOU, FIRE FIGHTERS! Many thanks to neighbors, fire departments, and the crews who fought the lightning fire on the fields around our buildings at the Jackknife fire. Your hard work saved our home, out-buildings, and cattle once again. We are so grateful to you for all your hard work and generosity. ~Jim and Joyce Brown & Bill and Jill Martin

THANK YOU, Colleen Schafroth & Maryhill Museum of Art! Pioneering Dancer Loïe Fuller Brought Art Nouveau to Life. Let’s meet for lunch at Loie’s Café at Maryhill Museum! https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-loie-fuller-pioneering-dancer-brought-art-nouveau-life?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=editorial  ~The Editor

JOYFUL NEWS!

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

CITY COUNCILOR, CITY OF MORO. City of Moro Councilor Vacancy, Immediate Opening. The City of Moro is seeking a city resident to fill a vacancy on the Moro City Council. This term would run from appointment date, until January 1, 2021. Persons serving on the City Council must be able to attend all council meetings (First Tuesday of each month, at 07:00 pm at City Hall, unless excused) and yearly budget meetings. Persons serving on the City Council must have been a resident of Moro for the last 12 months. Anyone interested in the above position should send a letter of interest to:

City of Moro PO Box 231, Moro, OR 97039 by Monday July 16, 2018. This is an appointed position by the City Council. If you have any questions, contact: Erik Glover, City Administrator, via phone, 541-565-3535 or via email, moro@embarqmail.com. 7/13 

sign.helpwantedEMPLOYMENT:

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS. Mid-Columbia Bus Company needs school bus drivers. No experience necessary. Paid training. 401K. Hiring bonuses up to $350. Flexible hours. Holidays off. Please call today: 541-442-5723.

COACHING POSITIONS for Sherman County School Fall, Winter & Spring. In order to better align Sherman County School’s Athletic Program from Grades 5-12 there are openings for the following Coaching positions:

Fall: 5th-8th Volleyball (2 positions); 5th-8th Football (2 positions)

Winter: 5th-8th Boys Basketball (2 positions); 5th-8th Girls Basketball (1 position)

Spring: 5th -8th Boys and Girls Track (2 positions)

Criminal record check and pre-employment drug testing will be required for all positions. For further information and application materials please email Gary Lewis at glewis@sherman.k12.or.us or Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us. Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

RETAIL | HUMAN RESOURCES |RECEPTIONIST | LABORER | DRIVER.

Mid Columbia Producers is now hiring for multiple positions.

  • Full Time Petroleum Delivery Driver– Moro, Oregon 
  • Full Time Grain Elevator Operation Harvest Help – Various Locations
  • Part Time Grain Elevator Operation Harvest Help – Various Locations 

For complete job descriptions please visit www.mcpcoop.com. Applications are available for download at www.mcpcoop.com or be picked up at the main office in Moro. Please send cover letter, application and resume to: Mid Columbia Producers Attn: HR, PO Box 344 Moro, OR 97039 Fax: (503)536-6875 PH: (541)565-2277  HR@mcpcoop.com

FOR SALE:

MORO PROPERTY. NEW PRICE OF $44,900.00 A chance to own 1.5 acres close to town but in the country in Sherman County. This property is waiting for you to bring your house plans and call it home. Subject to final short plat approval, taxes to be determined. RMLS# 17410095. Contact tiffany@drysideproperty.com 9/28

MORO LOTS. Two, One acre lots for sale in an area with new homes on large parcels.  Has city water and power at the road on edge of lot. Gravel road access only a couple hundred yards off pavement. Great view of town, the fairgrounds, Lots of fields, see the top of Mount Hood and Mount Adams on clear days.  The Washington side of the gorge, 20 miles away! Has never had a house on it and was a wheat field until a few years ago. Rectangle in shape, 273.53 x 159.26. Horses, livestock, etc. All Ok in city limits. (No pigs unless 4-H). Zoned agriculture and buildable for one house per acre.  Located just on the outskirts of the city of Moro. To view the property travel out first street in Moro and take a right on Pinkerton (across from the extension office). The lots will be located on the right side of the road. Two acres available for $60,000. For pictures visit: https://portland.craigslist.org/grg/reo/6611735601.html   For more information, contact Brittany at 541-413-1616.  7/13

UNIQUE HANDCRAFTED OUTDOOR FURNITURE & NOVELTY GIFTS AND FURNITURE REHABILITATION: Considerately Handcrafted furniture and novelty gifts created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels and other local reclaimed materials. Special orders available.  Furniture repair and refinishing. ~The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | 541-993-4282 |https://www.oldwoodnbarrels.com 7/27

For RentFOR RENT OR LEASE:

BRAND NEW HOUSE FOR RENT IN RUFUS, OREGON
* It is a beautiful new house built in 2018, located in Gorge Vista Development. Enjoy this home with all the surrounding view of the Columbia River Gorge. It has an open living room plan for your comfort.
* It has 3 bedrooms located upstairs. The master bedroom has its own bathroom, while the other two rooms share one bath.
* Take advantage of this opportunity, if you love the river, the trails and fishing, this house could be a good option.
* This house comes fully furnished. The price is $1600 per month, utilities included.
* For more information, call this number: 541-340-1773.  7/27 

GRASS VALLEY DUPLEX RENTAL. 2 bedroom. 1 bath 1500sqft duplex available. Located on the edge of Grass valley. Private parking and private entrance. Rental price INCLUDES – Water, Electric, Garbage, Wifi and Sewer. $900. Text or call. First, last and deposits required. 5419995317 7/13 

FREE: 

SERVICES:

LOCAL HANDYMAN, GENERAL CONTRACTOR & EQUIPMENT OPERATOR. Large and small projects, indoors or out. Furniture repair & refinishing. Please call Kevin – 541-993-4282 | KCK, Inc. | Licensed, bonded and insured. CCB #135768. References available. 7/27

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION:

WANTED:

LOCAL HOST FAMILIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENTS. Non-profit ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few. ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience. The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests. To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to www.host.asse.com to begin your host family application. Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today! ASSE INTERNATIONAL (FORMERLY AMERICAN SCANDINAVIAN STUDENT EXCHANGE) IS A NON-PROFIT, PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANIZATION.  ASSE IS OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED AS AN EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, WAS FOUNDED BY THE SWEDISH MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, COOPERATES WITH THE CANADIAN PROVINCIAL MINISTRIES OF EDUCATION, and the NEW ZEALAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.


3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

Caution! Extreme Fire Danger!

Please do not drive or park your vehicle in dry grass! 

Caution! Trucks!

Wheat harvest is underway!

Slow-moving grain trucks are on the road.

Maybe right around the corner in the canyon…

or just over the hill.

wheat.head2JULY

1-31 Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families – Sherman Historical Museum

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Linda Krasfic’s Baby Quilts

13 Community Renewable Energy Association Board Meeting 10-1

14 Sherman County Public/School Library 2 Rock Necklaces ages up to 4

14 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Traffic Jam Show

14 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2

14 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3

14 Starry Night Camp-out at Maryhill Museum of Art

16-19 Sherman County 4-H Healthalicious Cooking Day Camp, Extension Office

17 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

17 Sherman County Public/School Library 11 Oregon Rocks! K-6

17 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

17 Wasco City Council 7

18 Sherman County Court 9

18 Kids Pioneer Day at Sherman County Historical Museum

19 Sherman County Public/School Library Young Adult Night 6-8

20 Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting 10 Gilliam County Courthouse, Condon

21 Sherman County Public/School Library 1 Adam Miller, Old Songs for Young Folks

21 Summer Reading Program End of Summer Party 3

21 Maryhill Museum Library Storytime 11

21-22 Maryhill Museum Free Counties: Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Klickitat

23 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10

23 Frontier Regional 911 Agency Board Meeting 3

23 Sherman County Photography Club 6pm OSU Extension Bldg.

23-27 Summer Art Institute at Maryhill Museum 8:30-4 daily

24 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

24 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

25 Tri-County Courts 10-2 Sherman County

25-28 Jefferson County Fair, Madras

26 Sherman County Public/School Library Movie Night 6 Love, Simon

27 Korean War Ended 1953, National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

28 WWI Began 1914

28 Tango at Maryhill Museum 6-9

30-Aug. 3 Pacific NW Plein Air Paint Out

30-Aug. 25 Pacific NW Plein Air Event in the Columbia River Gorge

31 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

31 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library 

cowboyyeehawAUGUST

1 All County Prayer Meeting, Rufus Baptist Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

2 Sherman County Public/School Library Young Adult Night 6-8

1-4 Union County Fair, LaGrande

1-5 Deschutes County Fair, Redmond

1-31 Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families – Sherman Historical Museum

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Abbey Phelps, Knitting & Fiber Arts

3 Jawbone Flats Concert 6:30 & Artisans’ Market 4-7, Condon City Park

3 Movie Nights 8:30 Bring your chairs to Moro City Hall parking lot.

3 Street Dance in Moro 5-10

4 Class: Learn to Love Your Sewing Machine 10-12 Wasco School Events Center

4 Maryhill Museum Library Storytime 11

4 Plein Air Reception 5-7 Maryhill Museum of Art

4 Music & Movement for ages 0 to 6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

4 Sherman County Public/School Library: Signs for Kids Just in Time for Fair 11

4 Sherman County Mobile Farmers’ Market 10-1 Main Street in Moro

4 Sherman County Mobile Farmers’ Market 2-4 RR Depot in Wasco

4 Art Walk in Moro: Wool Spinners & Quilts

4-11 Wallowa County Fair, Enterprise

6 Grass Valley City Council 7

6-10 Sherman County Summer Drama Day Camp

7 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

7 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

7 Vietnam War Began 1964

7 Moro City Council 7

7-10 Baker County Fair, Baker City

7-11 Umatilla County Fair, Hermiston

8 Sherman County Community & Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30

8-11 Crook County Fair, Prineville

8-11 Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo, Grandview

8-12 Wheeler County Fair & Rodeo, Fossil

9 Sherman County Public/School Library Movie Night 6 My Little Pony

10 Community Renewable Energy Association Board Meeting 10-1

11 Sherman County Public/School Library: Signs for Kids Just in Time for Fair 11

11 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Helicopters

14 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

14 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

16 Sherman County Public/School Library Young Adult Night 6-8

17-18 Sherman Class of ’68 Reunion

18 Maryhill Museum Library Storytime 11

20 Eastern Oregon Regional Tourism Gathering 10-3 Silvies Valley Ranch

20-26 Sherman County Fair 4-H Activities Every Day

21 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

21 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

21 Wasco City Council 7

21-26 Sherman County Fair & Rodeo, Moro

23 Sherman County Public/School Library Movie Night 6 Pacific Rim Uprising

23-26 Wasco County Fair, Tygh Valley

27 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 11

28 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

28 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

31 Movie Nights 8:30 Bring your chairs to Moro City Hall parking lot

31-Sept.2 Maryhill Windwalk: Gravity Games – Historic Maryhill Loops.