Sherman County eNews #173

CONTENT

  1. Spiritual Matters

  2. Classifieds

  3. Calendar

 


1.Spiritual Matters

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New Pastor for Grass Valley and Kent: Introducing Chris and Beverly Jordan

Recently I moved my family to Sherman County to be the pastor of Grass Valley Baptist Church and Kent Baptist Church. I would like to take a few minutes to introduce myself. My wife and I are native Texans and high school sweethearts. We have been married for 21 years and have five children.

Four years after I married my wife I enlisted in the Marine Corps and we spent five years serving on active duty. We left the Marine Corps to attend Dallas Theological Seminary where I earned my Master’s of Theology. We have served churches in North Carolina, Virginia, Illinois, Arkansas, West Virginia, Texas and now Oregon. It has been a privilege and honor to minister to such a diverse group of people across our nation.

Oregon is by far our most unique experience. The warm welcome we have received is beyond what words can describe. We are fascinated by the agrarian culture and are looking forward to making new friends and learning new things. We value community and are passionate about seeing people living their faith rather than simply attending church. Everyone is welcome to join us any Sunday at Kent or Grass Valley for our corporate worship services.


 2. Classifieds (new or corrected)

[The final date for an ad is shown in numbers at the end of the ad, for example, July 8 = 7/8]

THANK YOU NOTES, COMMENDATIONS & CONGRATULATIONS:

THANK YOU! I would like to thank the people who make the Sherman County Driver Education program work. Sherman County Court: Judge – Gary Thompson, Commissioners – Michael Smith and Tom McCoy, Budget Committee – Larry Hoctor, Kyle Blagg and Forest Peters and Budget Officer – Debbie Hayden, Justice of the Peace – Ron McDermid and Director of Emergency Services – Shawn Payne.  I would like to thank Craig Wood for opening up the Library Conference Room every morning for the class,
Mary Lou Martin who always is very helpful in making sure we had the room for class, Audrey Rooney who made sure students received and dropped off their applications and kept the students advised of information, and Rita Wilson who helped in the classroom. Thank you to all the parents who took the extra time and effort to get their students to class and drives, to the students who took the class, C. H. Urness Motors (Mike Urness) who has always donated key chains, hats and goodies for the end of the year, and Dave Kindig and KevDogg of Kindig-it Design (Velocity Channel) who autographed post cards for the class. (extra goody for students this year). Thank you everyone for your help! We would not be able to do this without you. ~ Sincerely, Paula King, Sherman County Driver Education, Coordinator/Instructor.

WELCOME! Welcome to Sherman County, Chris and Beverly Jordan and their children. Chris is the new pastor for Grass Valley and Kent Baptist Churches, ~ The Editor

THANK YOU, THANK YOU! The Grass Valley Pavilion Renovation and Rejuvenation Committee, once again, wants to thank everyone who helped make our 5th summer fundraiser a success. It was awesome to see Grass Valley buzzing with activity. Twilight on the Track had participants of all ages (the youngest in strollers). The softball teams entertained spectators young and old all weekend and Paint Nite was successful beyond our wildest expectations! THANK YOU, THANK YOU! ~~ Joan, Cathy, Austin, Scott, Amanda, Jamie and Rita. 7/8

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

EMPLOYMENT:

Sherman County Senior & Community Center. Head Cook/Kitchen Coordinator. Sherman County is accepting employment applications for the position of Head Cook/Kitchen Coordinator at the Sherman County Senior & Community Center. Position is permanent part-time salaried, 30hr/week, 8am–2pm, Mon-Fri. Responsibilities include preparing/serving meals and preparing home-delivered meals for the Meals on Wheels Program.   For application and complete job description, contact the Sherman County Senior & Community Center at 541-565-3191 or at PO Box 352, Moro, OR 97039. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 11, 2016. Successful applicant must have or be willing to obtain a Food Handlers Card and pass a criminal history background check. Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer.  7/8

INTERNET INSTALLATION SUBCONTRACTOR(S). For a Sherman County resident. Seeking subcontractor(s) to install residential and commercial Internet connections. Basic knowledge of computer networking is necessary. Experience with satellite, cable or telephone installation is a bonus.   Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Install and configure (small) microwave radios, run cable, connect to client’s computer or home router. Provide paperwork to document installation, service, and repairs.   Requirements: Valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Ability to work outside in small spaces and comfortable with (residential roof) heights. Contractor sets own hours but it may be necessary to work on a weekend in an emergency situation. Strong technical, customer service, verbal and written skills.  Laptop computer, small ladder, normal hand tools, and Ethernet crimper and cable tester needed.  Compensation is per job (installations) and per hour (difficult installations and service work). Contract employment for Sherman County residents.  Please email resume to:  resumes@arcticbay.com  0/0

FOR SALE:

CITY OF RUFUS SURPLUS SEALED BIG SALE

TO VIEW-COME BY OR CALL THE CITY OF RUFUS OFFICE 541-739-2321

Sealed bidding will close at 7:00 p.m. on the 13th of July with immediate announcement of bid results.

At the June 8 2016 Regular Council Meeting of the City of Rufus, the City Council declared the following items to be offered as surplus:

  • Piano
  • Polk Speaker System- 5 Speakers
  • Sony 7.1 Receiver
  • Kiln
  • Complete Event sized Bingo Display Board and Balls
  • Large Commercial Fridge
  • Kohler Generator 120-208 volt on trailer
  • 100 gallon spray tank and aluminum stand
  • 2 1980s Fire Hydrants
  • Yeti Cooler
  • 2 Bushnell Trail Cameras
  • Transit

The process of selling these surplus items will be done through a sealed bidding process.  This allows for a fair and open sale for interested parties.  Bidders may view the items June 25 and 26, at the Rufus Community Garage Sale.  Sealed bids must be submitted using the official Bid Proposal Form that will be available at the City  of Rufus office after Saturday June 25th, 2016. Sealed bids must be received by the City of Rufus located at 304 West Second Street Rufus, OR prior to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. At 7:01 p.m. all bids will be read aloud in the Council Chambers located, 304 West Second Street, Suite 200, Rufus OR.  By bidding, a potential purchaser is confirming their acceptance of these terms and conditions:

  •  All items are offered “As-Is” and “Where-Is” with no warranty or other guarantee as to its condition or fitness for any use or purpose;
  •  Purchaser agrees to remove surplus items within seven (7) days of winning the bid;
  •  Cash or checks will be accepted and must be made payable to “City of Rufus”;
  •  There shall be no refunds and all sales are final.

The City of Rufus reserves the right to reject any or all bids received, to award any or all of the various items to separate bidders, to waive any informalities in the bids, and to award as best serves the interest of the City and the Public. 7/8

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

FAIR BOOK. 107th Sherman County Fair: Country Pride, County Wide! August 23-28! Get your Fair Book at a local business! 0/0

SUMMER SWIM BUS. Sherman County Prevention Program is still taking names for the 2016 Summer Swim Bus.  The group will be going to the Goldendale Pool for swimming lessons and free swim.  This is a free program for every child in Kindergarten and older that lives in Sherman County.  The swim bus will run Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning July 12th and the last day will be August 18th.  Please call Shandie Johnson with the Prevention Program at 541-565-5036 Monday through Friday 8:00 – 12:00 for more information.  7/8

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  0/0

NEWSPAPERS

 

FREE:

FAIR BOOK. 107th Sherman County Fair: Country Pride, County Wide! August 23-28! Get your Fair Book at a local business!

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENTS: 0/0

 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Just ask!

WANTED:

LOCAL HOST FAMILIES for HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENTS

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!

LOST OR FOUND:

FOR RENT:


3. Calendar (new or corrected)

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JULY

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

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Jane Root Winters Original Paintings

8-9 Goldendale Library Summer Book Sale 10-6

9 Congressman Greg Walden Town Hall 2:30-3:45 Extension Office, Moro

9 Presentation: Historic Columbia River Highway Centennial 2 Moody-Rorick House

9 Voter Registration Party: Sherman County Democrats 4-5 Wasco Annex

9 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show – http://www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org

12-August 18 Sherman County Swim Bus Tu & Th Goldendale

13 City of Rufus Surplus Sealed Bidding Closes

13 Sherman County Job Skills Club 9:30-11 Extension Office, Burnet Building

13 Kids’ Pioneer Day at the Sherman County Historical Museum

16 100th Anniversary of Grass Valley Pavilion Open House 6-9 Grass Valley, Oregon

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

16 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum American Indian Trade Blankets 

17 Birthday Celebration for Eilene Eslinger, Mary Fields, Anita Hooper & Others 2    Sorosis Park, The Dalles

19  Sherman County Public/School Library Book Club 6

20 Sherman County Court 9

20 Sherman County Job Skills Club 9:30-11 Extension Office, Burnet Building

20-23 Goldendale Rodeo Bible Camp (junior)

21 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

22-24 National Association of Counties Conference, Long Beach, CA

23 Sunriver Antique & Classic Car Show

25-29 Sherman County 4-H Healthalicious Cooking Day Camp 9-12 

26 Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Board Meeting 1-3 The Dalles

26 Mid-Columbia Community Action Council Board Meeting 5:30 The Dalles

26-31 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, Joseph                       

27 Sherman County Job Skills Club 9:30-11 Extension Office, Burnet Building

27-30 Hood River County Fair, Odell

30 Star Party, Overnight Campout at Maryhill Museum of Art

AUGUST

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

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Carole Peake’s Collection of Loleta Miller Smith Martin’s Artwork

3 Sherman County Court 9

3 Sherman County Job Skills Club 9:30-11 Extension Office, Burnet Building

3 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Rufus Baptist Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

3-7 Deschutes County Fair, Redmond

6-11 Wallowa County Fair, Enterprise

9 Jackson Browne in Concert, Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend

9-11 Wheeler County Fair, Fossil

10 Sherman County Job Skills Club 9:30-11 Extension Office, Burnet Building

10-13 Crook County Fair, Prineville

10-13 Grant County Fair, John Day

11 Michael Franti and Spearhead in Concert, Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend

17 Sherman County Court 9

17-20 Morrow County Fair, Heppner

18 Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility Board Meeting 1 NORCOR

18 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

18-21 Wasco County Fair, Tygh Valley

22 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 11-1 The Dalles

23 4 Rivers El Hub 10-12 Burnet Extension & Research Center, Moro                                                  

23-28 Sherman County Fair, Moro http://www.shermancountyfairfun.com

23 Sherman County Fair 4-H Horse Show 10

24 Sherman County Fair Open Class Entries 11-6

24 Sherman County Fair Dale Coles Classic Car show 3:30, awards 5

24 Sherman County Fair with OSU Benny the Beaver

24 Sherman County Fair 4-H Style Show 5:15

24 Sherman County Fair – Freddie Prez on the Main Stage 5:30

24 Sherman County Fair – BBQ Dinner with Paradise Rose 6

24 Sherman County Fair – Freddie Prez on the Main Stage 6:30

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H Poultry, Rabbit & Cavie Show 8

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Swine Market Judging 10

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Sheep Market Judging 11

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Goat Market Judging 12:30

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Beef Market Judging 2

25 Sherman County Fair Down on the Farm Chore Course 7

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H Home Economics Contests 8 4-H Pavilion

26 Sherman County Fair Open Class Horse Show 8:30-3

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Swine Showmanship (sr.-int.-jr.) 10

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Goat Showmanship 11

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Sheep Showmanship 1

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Beef Showmanship 2

26 Sherman County Fair Cattle Sorting Competition 7

27 Sherman County Fair Wellness Walk Downtown Moro 8

27 Sherman County Fair Parade Downtown Moro 9:15

27 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Grand Champion All-Around Showmanship 12

27 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Awards to follow Showmanship

27 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale 3

27 Sherman County Fair FFA Annual BBQ 5:30

27 Sherman County Fair Rodeo Royalty, Bull Riding 7:15 Arena

27 Sherman County Fair Dance with COUNTRYFIED 9:30-1 Arena

28 Sherman County Fair Cowboy Church

28 Sherman County Fair Demo Derby 1

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

31 Steve Miller Band in Concert, Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend

SEPTEMBER

1-30 Sherman County Historical Museum – Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families 1-5

1-30 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Keith Blaylock Metal Art

3 Wasco School Centennial Celebration

5 Labor Day

6 Sherman County Weed District Board

7 Sherman County Court 9

7 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Kent Baptist Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

8 Sherman County Advisory Council 3-5 Sherman Public/School Library

11 Grandparents’ Day Free Admission, Sherman County Historical Museum 10-5

15 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

22 First Day of Autumn

OCTOBER

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Patti Moore’s Fiber Arts

5 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Wasco Church of Christ Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

15-16 Here & There Travel Fest, Oregon Convention Center

20 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

29 Sherman County Historical Museum Boots, Beer & Brats: Festival of Volunteers!

31 Sherman County Historical Museum closes for the season. Open by appointment November-April

31 Halloween

NOVEMBER

2 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Moro Presbyterian Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

6 Daylight Saving Time Ends

6 Sherman County Historical Society Fall Program 2

8 Election Day

11 Veterans Day

19 Max Nogle Dinner/Dance Celebrating the 100 year birthday of the Grass Valley Pavilion

24 Thanksgiving

DECEMBER

3  Sherman County Historical Museum Christmas Open House & Museum Store Sale

3  Sherman Bazaar & Christmas Tree Sale

7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

7 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Wasco Methodist Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

21 First Day of Winter

24 Christmas Eve

25 Christmas

31 New Year’s Eve


 

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