Sherman County eNews #305

CONTENT

  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar


1. Classifieds (new or corrected)

FRIDAY CLASSIFIEDS:

arrow-rightSherman County eNews publishes free classified ads on Fridays, deadline Wednesday at 5. Please submit ads by using the Submit News page. Include who, what, where, when, how, why… and, the final Friday date for posting your ad (shown by the date at the end of the ad, for example 10/18), contact information; under 50 words if possible, and limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome. Friday Classifieds are a great place for thank you, commendation and congratulatory notes. ~ The Editor  

THANK YOU NOTES, COMMENDATIONS & CONGRATULATIONS:

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

EMPLOYMENT:

TOW TRUCK DRIVERS. Trans-Tow Towing in Moro is seeking tow truck drivers for on-call work asap. Very competitive hourly or commission pay. CDL NOT required. Call 541-993-9281 or email transtow@gmail.com

TEMPORARY TEACHER. Sherman County School District is seeking a Certified Temporary Teacher:

Position: Temporary 2nd Grade Teacher

Start Date: February 6, 2017

End Date: May 5, 2017

Position Description: Sherman County School District is seeking a highly qualified and motivated Certified 2nd Grade Temporary Teacher. The district is looking for an individual with a strong understanding of Professional Learning Communities and the ability to work as a team. The candidate should also have a working knowledge of Common Core State Standards and effective teaching strategies. Moreover, the individual must possess the ability to communicate with students, parents and colleagues effectively. This position will remain open until filled. Criminal record check and drug test is required. If you are interested in this position, please email Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us0/0

JOBS. The Times-Journal Classifieds

CUSTODIAN. Sherman County School District, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, Oregon 97039. Custodian Posting Sherman County School District is seeking a qualified custodial candidate. The candidate must be self-motivated and is responsible for performing custodial duties, minor maintenance, and other miscellaneous duties on a regimented schedule in order to ensure that the school building and facilities are maintained in a healthy, safe, and sanitary manner.  Medical, dental, and vision insurance are included.  Criminal record check and pre-employment drug screening required. For information and application materials please email or call Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us or 541-565-3500.

Application Method/Materials Required

Please submit a letter of interest, application (available from the school district) and resume if you are interested in the position to:

Wes Owens, Superintendent, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, Oregon  97039

(541) 565-3500 wowens@sherman.k12.or.us

This position will remain open until filled. Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer. 0/0

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT. North Central ESD has an opening at the Sherman Preschool in Moro for a part-time, temporary educational assistant to work with students three mornings a week, $9.50/hour. The successful candidate must be 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent. A criminal background check is required. Prior experience working with preschool children and/or children with disabilities preferred.
The successful candidate needs to:
• Enjoy working with children
• Work as a team
• Follow instructions and implement specific strategies
• Complete necessary paperwork
Please mail a current resume and letter of interest to North Central ESD Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education PO Box 637, Condon, OR 97823. It may also be emailed to athompson@ncesd.k12.or.us. For further information, please contact Angela Thompson at 541-238-6988. Position will remain open until filled. North Central ESD is an equal opportunity employer. 0/0 

IMMEDIATE ASSISTANT PROVIDER position open at Little Wheats Day Care, Moro, OR. Flexible, part time hours 20-25 hours/week. Starting at $9.50/hr.  For more information, requirements and application please call 541-565-3152, or stop by 409 Dewey Street between 7:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. M-TH to pick up an application.  OPEN UNTIL FILLED. 0/0

COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE, STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM. Non-Profit Organization Looking for Community Area Representatives to Join our International Team. ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking individuals to serve as Area Representatives in your local community.  ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United States for high school students from around the world.  Students are 15 to 18 years of age, have passed a series of academic and character requirements and are awaiting an opportunity to embark on their American Adventure. Area Representatives recruit and screen prospective host families, interview students to study abroad and supervise the exchange students in their community.  Area representatives are compensated based on the number of students they are supervising. There is also a great bonus opportunity. ASSE’s primary goal is to contribute to International understanding by enabling students to learn about other languages and cultures through active participation in family, school and community life. ASSE’s Area Representatives are the cornerstone of the organization, making all of this possible! For more information about ASSE or becoming an Area Representative, please call our Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or email us at asseusawest@asse.com. We look forward to welcoming you to the ranks of Area Representatives nationwide – striving towards a world of understanding, one child at a time!   12/30

FOR SALE:

SILENT AUCTION. MCP Equipment Auction November 8th to 22nd, 2016  http://midcolumbiaproducersfuel.inetsg.net/fccp-mcp-equipment-auction-november-8th-22nd-2016-17900

LITTLE TYKE CLASSIC COUPE. Little Tikes Classic Coupe for Sale. New in box, never opened. Purchased for Christmas this year from Amazon. $45 reevonbo@gmail.com

North Sherman Co. RFPD Notice of SURPLUS. The North Sherman County RFPD Board of Directors has declared the property listed below as surplus to the needs of the Fire District:
1. 1982 Ford F600 with an industrial 360 gasoline motor, 800 gallon tank, and 2 speed rear end. Roughly 30,000 miles. This vehicle has brake seal issues and will not be able to be driven from its location. This vehicle will be sold “as is/ where is”. Minimum bid — $50.00
2. 1991 Chevrolet 3500 4×4 with a 4-door long bed, 454 big block with automatic transmission. Runs and drives. This vehicle will be sold “as is”. Minimum bid — $250.00
Bids must be mailed to North Sherman County RFPD PO Box 121 Wasco OR 97065, or delivered to the fire hall at 411 Yates St. in Wasco OR. Bids must be enclosed in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Bid for Surplus Property” and include the name, phone number and mailing address of the bidder.
Deadline to submit bids is 4:00p.m. on December 13, 2016.
The bids will be opened during the December 13, 2016 Board meeting that will be held in the fire hall at 411 Yates St. in Wasco OR beginning at 7:00p.m.
The Board of Directors for North Sherman County RFPD reserves the right to reject any or all bids. If you have any questions or would like to view these vehicles, please contact Jeff Holliday at 541-705-5640. 12/9

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE. Second Hand Made in Wasco will be hosting a Holiday Open House on Small Business Saturday, November 26th. We will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will hold the drawing for the Pendleton Blanket at 3:30.  Stop by for a visit and sample some yummy treats and do some holiday shopping!  11/25

CHRISTMAS SWAGS. Make your own Christmas Swags or shop for pre-made ones on Thursday and Friday December 1st and 2nd.  This event will be held at 600 Yates Street (Mt. View Guest House/Gail Macnab’s house) in Wasco from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days. We will be working out of the garage, so park in front and follow the sidewalk to the garage. Bring a pair of work gloves if you plan to build your own, otherwise everything will be supplied.  Prices for make-your-own are $10; custom made are $12 & up.  Swags will also be available to purchase at Second Hand Made in Wasco.  12/2

HOUSE FOR SALE OR LEASE. Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home for Sale or Lease.  This home is nestled in a serene ½ acre setting, within the Moro City limits.  There is room for a garden and chickens.  Lovely landscaped yard.  You can purchase this home for $139,000 or lease it on yearly terms at $800/month.  This home will be available February 15, 2017.  For more information, please contact Jim Sanders at 541-499-0313.  12/16

PICNIC TABLES. The City of Grass Valley is selling 8 wood picnic tables. These tables are located in the Grass Valley City Park and will be sold to the highest bidders. A number is located on the underside of each table. If you wish to place a bid please indicate the table you are bidding on, include it along with your name and contact information in a sealed envelope and submit it to the City of Grass Valley, PO Box 191, Grass Valley. Bids will be accepted until Dec. 4th and will be opened at the Dec. 5th city council meeting. For more information call 541-333-2434.  12/2

COMMERCIAL BUILDING: JUST LISTED:: $81,700
702 EAST 1ST STREET RUFUS OREGON
MLS# 16225949
Contact Dan Pehlke for additional information 503-547-9140.

4900+SQ FT Commercial Concrete Building
150’X200′ 30,000 SQ FT Lot
Large open areas and 5 separate rooms with exterior entries
Unlimited possibilities. Off exit 109 of I-84. Rare Commercial Building in Rufus.  12/16

COMMERCIAL BUILDING :: JUST LISTED:: $65,000
1013 Clark St, Wasco Oregon
MLS# 16360875
Contact Dan Pehlke for additional information 503-547-9140.

670 +SQ FT Commercial Building
4800 SQ FT Lot
Rare Commercial building for sale in Wasco. Two individual office units with separate entries. New paint and flooring. Clean sharp building. Unlimited possibilities abound for this commercial property with fantastic street appeal.  12/16

DOING BUSINESS WITH LOCAL PEOPLE. Sherman County Agri-Business Directory. http://co.sherman.or.us/agri_business.asp. 0/0

SERVICES: [home, personal, appliance, landscape, fencing, cleaning, maintenance, janitorial, computer, construction, sewing, repairs, transportation, media, preschool, day care, support & training]

HOLIDAY PHOTO SESSIONS. It’s not too late to get a photo session before the holidays! I still have times available in time to get a session booked and photos delivered before the holiday season. Photo sessions can be studio style in your home, outside, or at any location you choose. All photo sessions include a downloadable gallery of high quality images with a print and copy release so that you can print as many photos you wish at no additional cost. I can also help you purchase high quality prints from a professional lab. Each session is $150.00. Photos will be delivered to you within 1 week of shoot, faster if needed. 100% money back guarantee on all photo sessions. ~ Jeremy Lanthorn Jlanthorn@gmail.com (541) 993-2446 (541) 333-2013
jeremylanthorn.com/Portfolio/Portraits/   12/16 

INVITATION TO TOUR JOHN DAY LOCK & DAM. The City of Rufus and the Corps of Engineers invites Sherman County Residents to tour the John Day Lock and Dam. Please join us for this educational tour of one of the greatest engineering marvels in our area. When: Friday, December 2nd from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Details about the Event: This will be a guided tour through the powerhouse. Please dress for the weather. No open toed shoes will be allowed. There will be significant walking on this tour. You MUST RSVP with the City of Rufus no later than November, 28th at 4:00 PM. We will need the full names of each person who plans on entering the facility. To RSVP: Email rufuscityhall@gmail.com Phone 541-739-2321 Text 541-705-5640  11/25
MAKE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS SWAGS. Make your own Christmas Swags or shop for pre-made ones on Thursday and Friday December 1st and 2nd.  This event will be held at 600 Yates Street (Mt. View Guest House/Gail Macnab’s house) in Wasco from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days. We will be working out of the garage, so park in front and follow the sidewalk to the garage. Bring a pair of work gloves if you plan to build your own, otherwise everything will be supplied.  Prices for make-your-own are $10; custom made are $12 & up.  Swags will also be available to purchase at Second Hand Made in Wasco.  12/2

SHERMAN COUNTY BUSINESSES’ FREE MOBILE APP.  Sherman County businesses can now be found with your mobile phone! The John Day River Territory, a regional tourism marketing group representing Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler and Grant counties, has developed a mobile app through MyChamberApp that lists businesses and helps you map your way to them (information is listed under John Day River Territory in Oregon). To download this free App see http://co.sherman.or.us/agri_business.asp.  0/0

SHERMAN COUNTY AGRI-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:

INVITATION TO TOUR JOHN DAY LOCK & DAM. The City of Rufus and the Corps of Engineers invites Sherman County Residents to tour the John Day Lock and Dam. Please join us for this educational tour of one of the greatest engineering marvels in our area. When: Friday, December 2nd from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Details about the Event: This will be a guided tour through the powerhouse. Please dress for the weather. No open toed shoes will be allowed. There will be significant walking on this tour. You MUST RSVP with the City of Rufus no later than November, 28th at 4:00 PM. We will need the full names of each person who plans on entering the facility. To RSVP: Email rufuscityhall@gmail.com Phone 541-739-2321 Text 541-705-5640  11/25

BARN CATS. Free! – Call Gladys at 541-565-0598.  11/25

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENTS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

 Sherman County ASA Plan Advisory Committee

Sherman County Court is looking for interested Sherman County residents to become part of Sherman County Ambulance’s Ambulance Service Area (ASA) Plan Advisory Committee. The ASA Plan is a document outlining a process for establishing a county emergency medical services system. The plan addresses the need for and coordination of ambulance services. The ASA Plan is already in place; however, the court is changing the structure of the committee. The court is requesting representation from each of the communities in Sherman County, which are Kent, Grass Valley, Moro, Wasco, Rufus and Biggs Jct. Members can be emergency personnel or lay citizens. The remainder of the committee will be one member of the Sherman County Ambulance, one member of the 911 Dispatch Center, and one member of County Court.

The Advisory Committee’s function is to monitor performance measures and complaint and dispute resolution. This Advisory Committee will meet at the beginning of January 2017 to approve the updated ASA Plan and then must meet a minimum of every 4 years, unless called to meet sooner for any issues that may arise.

If you are interested in participating on this Advisory Committee, please send a letter of interest to Sherman County Court: P.O. Box 365; Moro, Oregon 97039. Letters of interest must be received no later than December 20, 2016 at 1:00PM.  If you have questions regarding the ASA Plan or Advisory Committee, please feel free to contact Shawn Payne, Emergency Services Director, at 541-565-3100.  12/16

WANTED:

STORAGE. Wanted to buy a building or rent a space in or near Wasco to securely store two boats or vehicles.  Call 541-993-9828 or 541-442-5111. 11/25

LOST OR FOUND: 

FOR RENT:


2. Calendar (new or corrected)

clock.793NOVEMBER

18 Bingo Night 7 Second Hand Made

19 Memorial Service for Bill Brazell 3 Sherman Senior & Community Center, Moro

19 Celebration of Life for Linda and Dean Brege 1-4 Bob’s Texas T-Bone in Rufus

19 Condon’s Fall Festival 10-2 www.condonchamber.org

19 Artists Marketing Workshop 1-4 Call 541-387-8877

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

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

24 THANKSGIVING DAY

26 SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

26 Second Hand Made Holiday Open House 10-4 Wasco

30-Dec. 2 Farm Fair & Trade Show- E. OR Trade & Event Center, Hermiston 

DECEMBER

1-2 Make Your Own Swags 10-6 at 600 Yates Street, Wasco

2 Mid-Columbia Health Foundation Festival of the Trees 6 Civic Auditorium

2 Sherman County Residents’ Tour John Day Lock & Dam 1-3 RSVP by 11/28

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

3  Sherman County Bazaar & Christmas Tree Sale

3 Holiday Open House 12-5 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum… …

         … Bring a non-perishable food item, blanket, or winter coat to donate.

5 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10-2 The Dalles

5 Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit in Portland

6 Sherman County Weed District Board Meeting 1

7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 1941

7 Sherman County Court 9

7 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Wasco Methodist Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship 6:30-8:30 PM Prayer Meeting

10 Cascade Singers’ Christmas Concert 7 Zion Lutheran Church

11 Cascade Singers’ Christmas Concert 3 Zion Lutheran Church

13 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Building

13 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting

13 Tri-County Mental Health Board 11-2 The Dalles

13 North Central Public health Board 3 The Dalles

13-14 Washington State University Extension Wheat Academy

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

14-16 Oregon Leadership Summit, Portland

15 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility Board 10 NORCOR, The Dalles

21 First Day of Winter

21 Sherman County Court 9

22-30 Sherman School District Christmas Break

24 Christmas Eve

25 CHRISTMAS DAY

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

29 Sherman County Swearing-in of Elected Officials 9 Courthouse

31 New Year’s Eve

JANUARY

1 NEW YEAR’S DAY

4 Sherman County Court 9

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

16 MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY


 

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Sherman County eNews #304

CONTENT

  1. Memorial Service for Bill Brazell, Nov. 19

  2. Celebration of Life for Linda and Dean Brege, Nov. 19

  3. Holiday Open House at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Dec. 3

  4. Senator Ted Ferrioli Responds to November Revenue Forecast

  5. Staying in Touch

  6. Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles Receives $114K Grant

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


1. Memorial Service for Bill Brazell, Nov. 19

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Memorial Service

For Bill Brazell, EMT/FF (Ret.)

Saturday, November 19th at 3:00PM

Senior and Community Center in Moro.


2. Celebration of Life for Linda and Dean Brege, Nov. 19

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Celebration of Life

for

Linda and Dean Brege

Saturday, November 19 from 1 – 4 p.m.

Bob’s Texas T-Bone Restaurant in Rufus.


3. Holiday Open House at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Dec. 3

Mark your calendar for the annual Holiday Open House at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Saturday, December 3, from 12 to 5 p.m. Bring a non-perishable food item, blanket, or winter coat to donate to local families and get free museum admission, with complimentary cookies and hot cocoa or cider. Enjoy live holiday music from 12 to 4 p.m. A hearty soup and salad luncheon will be available for purchase from 1 to 4 p.m. Get 20% off all Christmas décor at Columbia River Trading Co. See the live raptors at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon, 541-296-8600 x 201 or www.gorgediscovery.org.


4. Senator Ted Ferrioli Responds to November Revenue Forecast 

Oregon.Flat.poleSalem, Ore. Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) responded to this morning’s November revenue forecast update with the following statement:

“Another revenue forecast telling us what we already know: our growing budget shortfall has left Oregon on an unsustainable path. Job growth continues to slow, leaving families with less income, while the legislature continues to overspend. With a $1.5 billion budget shortfall and PERS creating a fiscal aneurism for the state, the legislature has real work to do to get Oregon’s economy healthy again. We must come together in 2017 to get our priorities straight and set Oregon’s fiscal house in order before the hole gets any bigger.”


5. Staying in Touch

For many of us, perhaps most of us, our families come first, before all the other important things in life. But does our behavior reflect that belief? 

family3Although most people would say that nothing is more important than their families, day-to-day behavior can tell another story. As Jennifer James, a former Seattle columnist, once pointed out, “When we’re moving fast, sometimes the relationships we care most about get short shrift. We think those we love will forgive us if we spend most of our time on other things. But a child may grow up before we notice that the hours of being too busy have extended into days, weeks, months and years.” Parents think there will be time to pull it back together. But they are wrong. 

James reminds us that, “There are ways to give time and interest to children, family and friends even when every minute seems loaded.” For example, you can turn off the TV or close down the laptop when a loved one is talking to you. Move away from the temptation of email, Facebook, Instagram and the like. Video games can get put aside for a few moments. The simple gesture of looking directly at someone and stopping what you’re doing for a few minutes, while they’re talking, says they are important to you. 

With school back in session, our children are being pulled in many directions with after-school activities, homework, friends, instant messaging. Many families don’t gather around the table for meals anymore. We need to find alternative, everyday ways to really be with each other, even if it’s just for a few minutes at a time, if we’re going to stay close and feel like a family. 

And while some folks might think it antiseptic and distant, it’s time to use today’s technologies as an instant way of staying in touch. The simple text, “Thinking of you. Love you. See you soon,” lightens the heart and puts a smile on a loved one’s face. After all, it is about the connections, yes? ~ The Pacific Institute


6. Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles Receives $114K Grant

flag.starsThe Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is pleased to announce that its Veterans’ Home in The Dalles has received a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs grant to help recruit and retain high-quality nursing staff at the award-winning skilled nursing facility.

In recent years, health care facilities across the state and nation have been impacted by a nursing shortage, which is projected to continue for the foreseeable future. This grant will fund three key initiatives designed to make sure the Home maintains the high-quality staff necessary to provide the excellent care its residents deserve.

“The Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles is ‘The Place Where Honor Lives,'” ODVA Director Cameron Smith said. “This grant will help ensure we continue to attract the best and brightest nursing staff to care for Oregon’s veterans and their families.”

The grant, which will be eligible for renewal over the next three years, will assist in funding three new initiatives at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles:

– A loan forgiveness program, which will reimburse registered nurses a portion of their school loans, up to $18,500 (cost of the RN program at Columbia Gorge Community College in The Dalles)

– Signing bonuses, offering a $5,000 bonus (paid over one year) to all newly hired RNs and a $1,000 bonus (paid over one year) to all newly hired certified nursing assistants

– The establishment of a permanent in-house training program for CNAs, which will give the Home much greater flexibility in maintaining an abundant supply of high-quality staff, in keeping with its new, more focused care model

The award was for just over $114,000, which will be matched by ODVA, pursuant to the terms of the grant. This means a total of more than $228,000 will be allocated for these three programs.

Opened in the fall of 1997, the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles was the state’s first veterans’ home. The 151-bed facility provides rehabilitative, residential, medical and long-term care and services to veterans, their spouses and Gold Star parents, who have lost a child to war-time service.

The Home is Medicare- and Medicaid-certified, and was named one of the top rated nursing homes in Oregon by U.S. News & World Report last year. ~ Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs


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

bird.owl.limbSherman County Fair – Christmas Bazaar Registration http://www.shermancountyfairfun.com/home-1.html

6 holiday train rides in the Pacific Northwest  http://www.oregonlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2016/11/holiday_train_rides_offer_scen.html

Largest Oil Field in the United States Discovered  http://thefederalistpapers.org/us/largest-oil-field-in-the-united-states-discovered

Young Artists Contest: Doodle for Google https://doodles.google.com/d4g/?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=HPP2&utm_campaign=

Space Weather https://www.facebook.com/spaceweatherdotcom 

Oregon Fossil Discovery Reveals New Primate Species https://www.blm.gov/or/news/files/New_Primate_Species_Discovered.pdf 

Oregon Paleo Lands Center  http://www.oregonpaleolandscenter.com/

John Day River Territory http://www.visiteasternoregon.com/explore/places/john-day-river-territory/