Sherman County eNews #113

29 April 2016

CONTENT

  1. Notice of Meeting: North Central Public Health District Board Executive Board, May 10

  2. Wasco School Centennial Celebration, Sept. 3

  3. History Tidbits: Wasco School Buildings, 1, 2 & 3

  4. Oregon Scores A+ for Access to State Government Spending Data

  5. Oregon Historical Society Surplus Sale of Vintage Books & Photographs, May 7

  6. Oregon Farm Bureau seeks calendar photos

  7. The One and Only You

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


“It is a mistake to think that the past is dead. Nothing that has ever happened is quite without influence at this moment. The present is merely the past rolled up and concentrated in this second of time. You, too, are your past; often your face is your autobiography; you are what you are because of what you have been; because of your heredity stretching back into forgotten generations; because of every element of environment that has affected you, every man or woman that has met you, every book that you have read, every experience that you have had; all these are accumulated in your memory, your body, your character, your soul. So with a city, a country, and a race; it is its past, and cannot be understood without it.”
― Will Durant    


1.Notice of Meeting: North Central Public Health District Board Executive Board, May 10

The North Central Public Health District Board Executive Committee will be meeting Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at North Central Public Health District, located at 419 E. 7th Street, in the Main Meeting Room (Annex A), in The Dalles, Oregon. This meeting is open to the general public. 


2. Wasco School Centennial Celebration Planning, May 10 

Wasco School is 100 years old this year! A celebration is being planned for Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the school. If you would like to be involved with the planning of this event, the committee will be meeting again on Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wasco Annex (school). We would love to have input, ideas and support from anyone interested in helping with this event. Also, check out the Facebook page: Wasco School Centennial Celebration. We will keep this site current with old photos, information, contacts, etc., and please share/invite friends that might be interested in this event. (Make sure you select the Wasco, OR site as there is also a site for a celebration for Wasco, CA.) For more information, contact Carol Olmstead at 541-442-5842.


3. History Tidbits: Wasco School Buildings, 1, 2 & 3

The first school in Wasco was a one-story structure built about 1888 and used for two years. The second, with four rooms, was built in 1890 for $4,000. The third and present building was built in 1916 next to the second that was dismantled. Here the second school is shown next to the third building under construction. ~ Sherman County: For The Record, Grace (May) Zevely & Inez (Van Gilder) Sargent.

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4. Oregon Scores A+ for Access to State Government Spending Data

~ State of Oregon, April 28th, 2016

Salem, Ore. — Oregon state government earns top marks when it comes opening the books on government spending, according to a recent report from USPIRG and the Frontier Group. (http://uspirgedfund.org/reports/usf/following-money-2016) Oregon joins Indiana, Ohio and Michigan as the only states to earn the maximum 100 points on the report’s transparency scorecard. Commenting on the report’s release earlier this month, co-author Elizabeth Ridlington noted, “States’ online spending transparency efforts are paying off in better informed citizens and a more efficient government.” Adding, “Our research found that top-ranked states have been making steady improvements to their transparency websites over the years, giving citizens in most states unprecedented access to information on where their tax money goes.” Online access to Oregon state government spending is available through the Oregon Transparency Website — managed by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services. (www.Oregon.gov/transparency) Additionally, visitors to the site can search state-issued contracts, meeting notices, employee salaries, information on local government spending, among other things.


5. Oregon Historical Society Surplus Sale of Vintage Books & Photographs, May 7

books.lovePortland, OR — It’s spring cleaning in the Oregon Historical Society Research Library! Next Saturday, May 7, from 10am to 4pm, all are welcome to this epic biannual shopping experience in the OHS Pavilion (1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland). Admission to the sale and to the museum is free all day. The books for sale will include thousands of titles, many relating to Oregon and the American West, most priced between $1 and $5! There will also be some rare and hard to find editions available for higher prices, some dating back to the early nineteenth century! The sale will also include duplicate photographic prints copied from the Society’s vast holdings, including images of Portland and other locales in the Pacific Northwest. The OHS Museum Store will also be selling a wide selection of surplus books! Plus, Oregon Historical Society members get special early access to the sale from 9am — 10am. Want early access to the sale of the season? Join the Oregon Historical Society today — special discounts are available for teachers, students, seniors, and Multnomah County residents! Details can be found online at www.ohs.org/join. For questions about the sale, please leave a voicemail for the Research Library staff at 503.306.5240, or email libreference@OHS.org. Please note: All of the books for sale from the OHS Research Library duplicate existing OHS holdings or are outside the OHS collecting scope. Nothing from the Society’s permanent collections is being sold. For more information on the OHS Library collection, visit http://ohs.org/research-and-library/our-collections. About the Oregon Historical Society.  For more than a century, the Oregon Historical Society has served as the state’s collective memory, preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, films, and oral histories. Our research library, museum, digital platforms & website (www.ohs.org), educational programming, and historical journal make Oregon’s history open and accessible to all. We exist because history is powerful, and because a history as deep and rich as Oregon’s cannot be contained within a single story or point of view.


6. Oregon Farm Bureau seeks calendar photos

camera.handheldOregon Farm Bureau invites the public to submit photos for its 2017 Oregon’s Bounty calendar. The award-winning calendar celebrates all aspects of Oregon agriculture: the products, the people, the production, the landscape, the enjoyment, anything that depicts the beauty, technology, culture, enjoyment, or tradition of family farming and ranching. “Spring is a great time to start looking at Oregon agriculture for photo opportunities,” said OFB Communications Director Anne Marie Moss. “Tree orchards and flower fields are blooming, farmers markets have started, farmers are busy planting, and there are young animals on ranches.” Horizontal-format, high-resolution images — both close-ups and panoramic views — are needed of all types of agriculture in all seasons. Subject ideas include the farmers markets, close-ups of ag products or crops in the field, planting and harvesting of crops, panoramic scenes of farmland, people enjoying agriculture or ag products, farm animals, portraits of farmers/ranchers, county fairs, on-farm festivals, and farming scenes from all seasons. Photographers with images selected for month pages in Oregon’s Bounty will receive a photo credit in the 2017 calendar and copies of the calendar.

The deadline for entries is September 15, 2016.  Photo specifications and contest rules are available at www.oregonfb.org/calendar.  Photographers do not need to be Farm Bureau members to participate and there is no limit to the number of photos that can be submitted. The state’s largest general farm organization, Oregon Farm Bureau is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the interests of the state’s family farmers and ranchers in the public and policymaking arenas. The calendar is sent to 60,000 Farm Bureau members around the state and hundreds more are distributed throughout the year. For more information or to see the 2016 Oregon’s Bounty calendar, visit www.oregonfb.org/calendar. Project contact is Anne Marie Moss, OFB Communications Director, at annemarie@oregonfb.org, 503.399.1701.


7. The One and Only You

Did you know that you have a gift that no one else in the world possesses? Maybe you have already discovered it, although it isn’t waiting for you wrapped in pretty paper and ribbon. It is your ability to live a life that expresses your unique personality and your individual talents through the work that you choose to do, the way you spend your free time and through your relationships.

Although it may seem hidden at first, when you search for your gift with an open mind and a free spirit, it will be there. Once you have found it, if you follow it with courage and persistence, it will reward you with a happiness and deep satisfaction nothing else can provide.

Now, it does not matter how big or important you think your gift is. All that matters is that it is yours and that you are free to give it. When you do give it, it doesn’t deplete you – it validates and fills you, because true, no-strings-attached giving reaffirms the meaning of life.

It is hard to go comparison-shopping when it comes to finding your special gift, because you can’t try on someone else’s life. However, in order to really live your own life, you need to be willing to listen to your heart, pay whatever it costs, and make a firm commitment not to turn back, and be happy that you have the choice. If you do these things, you will find your gift.

You will also find that you have more to give to others than you ever dreamed possible. ~ The Pacific Institute


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

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Maryhill Museum of Art, Stonehenge, Sam Hill   http://www.maryhillmuseum.org/

Oregon Farm Bureau Seeks Calendar Photographs  http://oregonfb.org/calendar./

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Fish Counts  The Corps of Engineers provides for counting of adult salmon, lamprey, shad, sturgeon, and bull trout migrating through Corps owned hydro-electric facilities: Bonneville, The Dalles, John Day and McNary on the Columbia River; Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose and Lower Granite on the Snake River.  Fish counts are estimates of the actual numbers of passing fish.   http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environment/Fish/Counts.aspx

On The Road: Oregon’s Highway 26 http://www.opb.org/radio/programs/thinkoutloud/segment/on-the-road-highway-26/

Space Weather: Space Lightning, Aurora Alerts  http://spaceweather.com

We must dispel the myths surrounding the protest [Harney County] http://www.capitalpress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2016160219969

God, Comey & the Clinton Email Scandal http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/04/god_comey_and_the_clinton_email_scandal.html

NASA astronauts prepare for flight on commercial spacecraft http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_29818912/nasa-astronauts-prepare-flight-commercial-spacecraft?source=rss

Opinion: Why the Left Loathes Western Civilization http://www.dennisprager.com/keeping-the-northeastern-primary-in-perspective/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Answer%20Newsletter

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Sherman County eNews #112

29 April 2016

CONTENTS

  1. Classifieds
  2. Calendar

 

 


“All that is good in our history is gathered in libraries. At this moment, Plato is down there at the library waiting for us. So is Aristotle. Spinoza is there and so is Keats. Shelly and Byron and Samuel Johnson are there waiting to tell us their magnificent stories. All you have to do is walk in the library door and the great company open their arms to you. They are so happy to see you that they come out with you into the street and to your home. And they do what hardly any friend will– they are silent when you wish to think.”  ― Will Durant

 


 

1.Classifieds (new or corrected)

THANK YOU NOTES, COMMENDATIONS & CONGRATULATIONS:

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

LITTLE WHEATS DAYCARE | PAINT NITE

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

EMPLOYMENT:

Sherman County Preschool Director: Sherman County Preschool is accepting applications for position of Preschool Director at the Sherman County Preschool. Sherman County Preschool has the mission of providing preschool education in a kind, nurturing, safe environment for 3-5 year old children utilizing evidence based instruction. The position is responsible for developing and implementing an ongoing program of activities that promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child enrolled in Sherman County Preschool. The primary responsibilities of this position are to administer the finances of the organization, licensing and Head Start regulations and act as a liaison between the preschool staff, families, and school district staff. This is a 12 month part time position; Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Business or a closely related field. Previous experience in education is preferred. Salary range is $14 to $16/hr. depending on experience. Paid time off and education stipend are available. Applications are available on line or by sending an email to rcsimpson9@msn.com requesting an application. Email completed applications to rcsimpson9@msn.com . Deadline for accepting applications is May 6, 2016. 4/29

Sherman County Preschool Head Start Teacher: Sherman County Preschool is accepting applications for position of Preschool Head Start Teacher at the Sherman County Preschool. Sherman County Preschool has the mission of providing preschool education in a kind, nurturing, safe environment for 3-5 year old children utilizing evidence based instruction. The position is responsible for developing and implementing an ongoing program of activities that promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child enrolled in Sherman County Preschool, in accordance with Head Start and Oregon Preschool Licensing Standards, ultimately preparing the children for kindergarten. This position would be the teacher of record for classroom and home based Head Start programs. This is 9 month position. Classroom instruction is Monday through Thursday 8 am to 2 pm, paid for 32 hours a week. Qualifications include an AA degree in Early Childhood Development with 15 credits in Early Childhood Development. Prior teaching experience is preferred. Salary range is $14 to $16/hr. depending on experience. Paid time off and education stipend are available. Applications are available on line or by sending an email to rcsimpson9@msn.com requesting an application. Email completed applications to rcsimpson9@msn.com Deadline for accepting applications is May 6, 2016. 4/29

Sherman County Preschool Teacher: (Two positions) Sherman County Preschool is accepting applications for two positions for Preschool Teacher at the Sherman County Preschool. Sherman County Preschool has the mission of providing preschool education in a kind, nurturing, safe environment for 3-5 year old children utilizing evidence based instruction. The position is responsible for developing and implementing an ongoing program of activities that promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child enrolled in Sherman County Preschool, in accordance with Head Start and Oregon Preschool Licensing Standards, ultimately preparing the children for kindergarten. This is a 9 month position. Classroom instruction is Monday through Thursday 8 am to 2 pm, paid for 32 hours a week. Qualifications includes; either an AA degree in Early Childhood Development or current CDA certification or 3 years prior preschool teaching experience. Salary range is $14 to $16/hr. depending on experience. Paid time off and education stipend are available. Applications are available on line or by sending an email to rcsimpson9@msn.com requesting an application. Email completed applications to rcsimpson9@msn.com. Deadline for accepting applications is May 6, 2016.  4/29

SHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT Notice of Job Posting. Coaching Positions. Sherman County School District is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year for the following coaching position:

  • Position:   Head Volleyball Coach, Application Deadline Date: Posted Until Filled. Position Description:  Sherman County School District is seeking a highly qualified and motivated Girls Volleyball Coach for Sherman Jr./Sr. High School. The district is looking for applicants with strong communication skills and excellent coaching strategies. ***Application Process*** Interested applicants should contact Bill Blevins at bblevins@sherman.k12.or.us for an application packet. Application material will also include the following required documents:
    • Letter of Interest
    • Current Resume
    • Minimum of  three (3) Letters of Recommendation (written within the last 3 years)
    • Other material as desired. 
  • Teaching Positions.  We currently have the following teaching positions available: K-12 P.E./Health, 3rd Grade Teacher, Temp. (1 year) 5th Grade Teacher. Criminal record check and pre-employment drug test is required. Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

FOR SALE:

BOAT. 1995 SeaDoo Speedster Twin Jet. Great boat to take out on lakes, rivers, even the ocean. Selling due to needs changing. Comes with speakers, wake rack, boat trailer and water toys. $5500.00. Pictures available, and viewing upon scheduling. Call Mark 541-993-9777 or Anna 541-993-7017. 4/29

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

FOOT CARE. Heart to Sole Foot Care, LLC. Kari Peters, RN will be providing foot and nail care service at the Sherman County Senior & Community Center in Moro the 3rd Thursday of every month from 9am-4pm. Call 541-980-4815 to schedule an appointment. 4/29

LEAN-TO CAFÉ DAILY SPECIALS. Friday clam chowder! Saturday night prime rib with salad, poato & garlic bread. 9 oz., 12 oz. or 16 oz. 100% USDA Choice Beef. 541-442-5709.   4/29

GRANNY TUNE-UPS. Granny Tune-ups by Computer Tech Seckora Consulting by remote access [or on site] are a breeze! Great customer service! http://seckora.com/ (855) 340-0143. 4/29

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

NEWSPAPERS

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FREE:

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENT CALENDARS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:        

Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program Steering Committee

NOTICE OF BOARD VACANCY. Notice is hereby given that the Sherman County Court is accepting names of individuals interested in filling a vacant community position on the Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program Steering Committee. The Steering Committee serves Sherman, Wasco, and Hood River Counties, and its core services include coordination of regular hazardous waste collection events and being available as the information hub for hazardous waste and solid waste within in the three-county area. The appointee will be expected to attend meetings and be an active committee member. Persons interested in serving should contact the Sherman County Court at P.O. Box 365, 500 Court Street, Moro, OR 97039, 541-565-3416, or lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us.  4/29

WANTED:

LOST OR FOUND:

FOR RENT:


 

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2. Calendar (new or corrected)

APRIL

1-July 4 Maryhill Museum The Big Painting Show

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

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

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

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

29 Jump Rope for Heart

29-May 1 Goldendale  Home, Garden & Sportsman’s Show

30 Grand Opening River’s Edge Deli & BBQ, Arlington

30 69th Annual Arlington Saddle Club Parade 10, Jackpot Rodeo 12:30

MAY

1-July 4 Maryhill Museum The Big Painting Show

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

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

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

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

1 69th Annual Arlington Saddle Club Cowboy Breakfast 7-10, Jackpot Rodeo 12:30

1 Goldendale  Home, Garden & Sportsman’s Show

2 Tri-County Courts 10 Condon

2 Frontier Telenet Board Meeting 1 Condon

3 NORCOR Budget Board Meeting 10

3 Sherman County Weed District Board Meeting 7

4 Sherman County Court 9

6 Ag, Household, Small Biz Hazardous Waste Collection 10-2 Sherman Road Dept.

         Free – Pre-register 360-772-2838

6 Little Wheats Day Care Fundraising Paint Nite 5

7 Wasco County Pioneers’ Reunion 9:30 reg. 11:30 lunch Calvary Baptist Church, The Dalles

7 County-wide Clean-up 9-3 Solid Waste Transfer Site

7 Maryhill Museum Poetry Workshop: Inspired by Roads – The Historic Columbia River Highway

8 Mother’s Day

8 Elizabeth Woody, Poet Laureate, Mother’s Day Free Admission, Discovery Center

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

10 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

10 Sherman County Public/School Library Board Meeting 6:30

10 Wasco School Centennial Celebration Planning Meeting 6:30

17 Author Orice Klaas Reading 6 Sherman County Public/School Library

19 Sherman County Court 9

21 Armed Services Day

21 Sun Rise Cemetery Clean-up 9

23 Photography Club 7 Sherman Public/School Library

24 National Association of Counties, Western Interstate Region Conference, Wyoming

25 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10 The Dalles

26 Maryhill Museum Art Party: Wet Felting with Nancy Skakel

28-29 Gorge Outfitters’ Supply Catfish Derby 541-739-2222

30 Memorial Day

JUNE

1 Sherman County Court 9

2 Courthouse Facilities Open House

3 Dedication Ceremony Macks Canyon Campground 12

                           Oscar Lange Memorial Boat Ramp

5 Wheatacres Ranch Trail Challenge

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

8 Sherman Senior Center Advisory 12:30

12 4-H Meat Goat Showmanship Clinic, Prineville

12-14 Association of Oregon Counties Spring Conference, Umatilla County

13-15 7th Annual Sherman Champions Sports Camp

14 Flag Day

14 Tri-County Mental Health Board of Directors Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

14 North Central Public Health Board of Directors Meeting 3 The Dalles

15 Sherman County Court 9

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

 

18 10th Annual Gorge Ride/Historic Columbia River Highway Centennial

19 Father’s Day

20 First Day of Summer

20 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10-12 Rufus

23 Maryhill Museum Art Party: Still Life Oil Painting with Cathleen Rehfeld

25 Splash for Pink | Imperial River Company, Maupin

27 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Annual Meeting | The Dalles

JULY

4 Independence Day

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

16 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum American Indian Trade Blankets 

20-23 Goldendale Rodeo Bible Camp (junior)

AUGUST

22-28 Sherman County Fair, Moro

SEPTEMBER

3 Wasco School Centennial Celebration

5 Labor Day

22 First Day of Autumn

OCTOBER

10 Columbus Day

NOVEMBER

6 Daylight Saving Time Ends

8 Election Day

11 Veterans Day

24 Thanksgiving

DECEMBER

7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

21 First Day of Winter

24 Christmas Eve

25 Christmas

31 New Year’s Eve