Sherman County eNews #333

CONTENT

  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar


And the Grinch, with his grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling: “How could it be so?
It came without ribbons! It came without tags!
“It came without packages, boxes or bags!”
And he puzzled three hours, `till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!
“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store.
“Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”

~ Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.


1. Classifieds (new or corrected)

FRIDAY CLASSIFIEDS:

Sherman 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! Share your Joyful News and thank you, commendation and congratulatory notes. ~ The Editor

THANK YOU NOTES, COMMENDATIONS & CONGRATULATIONS:

THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS! How would we get by without them?  Hope we don’t have to find out! Our volunteer helpers who get us through the high water, deep snow, or whatever are deserving of so much thanks!! Here in Moro we thank the fellows who blade our streets and sidewalks so we can safely drive and get about. There is so much more done for us than just that.  Thanks to each and everyone who is doing good for people such as we. ~ Myrna Melzer and Nell Melzer

“When we become more fully aware that our success is due in large measure to the loyalty, helpfulness, and encouragement we have received from others, our desire grows to pass on similar gifts. Gratitude spurs us on to prove ourselves worthy of what others have done for us. The spirit of gratitude is a powerful energizer.” — Wilferd A. Peterson

THANK YOU, SHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD & STAFF! Feeling thankful!  Congratulations on completion of the new wing for Sherman Elementary students, the new kitchen, other improvements and the new shop! We appreciate the thoughtfulness, scope and quality of your work, a long process in addition to your usual activities, a beautiful result! Well done! ~ Larry and Sherry

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein

THANK YOU, eNEWS SUBSCRIBERS! On December 9, 2015, on my Facebook page I noted that Sherman County eNews became a blog, a big change for me, a slow learning curve, a work in progress. Thank you for going down this road with me, for contributing the news, opinions, notices, corrections, ads and ideas that make eNews! Merry Christmas! ~ Sherry Kaseberg, Editor/Publisher since 1999

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” — Cynthia Ozick

THANK YOU, SUE MABE! JOYFUL NEWS is a wonderful idea! Sherman County eNews will happily publish news of births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries with Friday Classifieds. And we hope you will send your announcements to The Times-Journal via times-journal@jncable.com. ~ The Editor 

JOYFUL NEWS! [births, birthdays, engagements, weddings & anniversaries]

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

SHERMAN BOOSTER CLUB HUSKY LOGO GEAR. From Facebook: “I am going to place a merchandise order for those of you that needed specific items. The printer says she can have them done before Christmas but i will need to find someone to pick them up in Hermiston. I still need 3 items to fill the 12 I have to have to order. These will be the S husky logo. It can be on any item and size. Please let me know ASAP if you want anything. I HAVE TO HAVE THE MONEY PRIOR TO ORDERING. You can send me an email shermanboosters@gmail.com or private message me the details. I am looking into taking credit cards but no plans yet. Please share this post. Again ASAP to get them in time for Christmas.” https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011811555307&hc_ref=NEWSFEED 12/16

BASKETBALL GAME CONCESSIONS. There is an opening for a group to sell concessions at a Sherman High School basketball game on Friday, January 27. Games with Ione begin at 4:00. Interested groups may contact Ree Ella at 541-565-3500 or rvonborstel@sherman.k12.or.us  1/20

COMMEMORATIVE SWEATSHIRTS. There are still some Max Nogle Dinner Dance – Pavilion 100th Birthday sweatshirts left. They are $40 and can be seen on the Pavilion’s Facebook page. If you are interested contact any of the Pavilion Restoration Committee members. ~ Joan Bird, Cathy Brown, Austin Justesen, Scott Susi, Amanda Whitman, Jamie Wilson or Rita Wilson.  12/23

DECORATE THE MITTEN TREE. Bring your donations of gloves, mittens, hats, and scarves to decorate the Mitten Tree at Sherman County Public/School Library located in Moro. Community, school staff and students are encouraged to adorn the bare branches with warmth. We are also requesting warm throws and blankets to place under the tree. The Mitten Tree will be up through the end of December and all donated items will be given to our local food bank and other agencies which serve Sherman County. 12/30

EMPLOYMENT:

ROAD MAINTENANCE. Sherman County Road Department is accepting applications for a Maintenance Worker. Applicant must possess a Class A CDL or have the ability to obtain one within six months of hire. The person will perform a variety of manual and skilled tasks involving heavy lifting; operating heavy and specialized equipment in the general construction and maintenance of county roads, bridges and related facilities. Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are available on Sherman County’s website: www.co.sherman.or.us and the Sherman County Road Department (phone: 541-565-3271 or 541-565-3623) in Moro, Oregon. All road department personnel are subject to random drug testing and before hiring, applicants will have to pass a drug test. The final day to accept applications will be January 12, 2017. 1/13

TOW TRUCK DRIVERS. Trans-Tow Towing is looking for tow truck drivers. CDL or ability to get a CDL preferred but NOT required. Very competitive hourly or commission pay. Call 541-993-9381 or email transtow@gmail.com12/23

BASKETBALL REFEREES. Mid-Columbia Basketball Officials Association is seeking people interested in serving their community by becoming a basketball referee. “Get back into the game you love, get some exercise, meet new people and earn some money,” entices Chris Kaseberg, Mid-Columbia Basketball Officials Association commissioner. The average age of officials currently in the association is 46 years, and the association is looking for “the next generation” of officials. Anyone interested in becoming a basketball official for local games may contact Chris Kaseberg by calling 541-980-9449, or go on-line, OSAA.org. 12/30

PREVENTION COORDINATOR. Sherman County is accepting employment applications for the position of Prevention Coordinator. This is a part time position, 20hr/week or .50FTE, Monday-Friday. Applicant must value community collaboration and be skilled in data collection, program implementation, grant management and be willing to engage in the Prevention Specialist certification process. For job description and/or application, contact the office of the Sherman County Court at 541-565-3416 or online at http://www.co.sherman.or.us/. Submit completed application and resume to the Sherman County Court, PO Box 365, Moro, OR 97039. Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Successful applicant must pass a criminal history background check. Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer. 12/16

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 

 

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:

SECOND HAND MADE! Second Hand Made has something for everyone on your Christmas list. Locally made goodies like soaps from Gorge Wildcraft, leather ornaments by Jamie Wilson, jewelry by Cindy Thomas, dip and soup mixes made in Roseburg, BBQ sauces and seasoning mixes made in Hermiston, and Christmas candy by Pemberton Street Chocolates. It’s not too late to order a custom made sign or tee-shirt, stop in to talk options and prices. We are now offering gift wrapping and will be open until 1pm on Christmas Eve. Stop in for last minute shopping, a hot coffee and some homemade Christmas candy. Open 8 to 3, M-W, F, Sat.  12/23

EQUINE MANIA LLC CLINICS. Holiday specials for those who haven’t finished their shopping. We have some great clinics coming up in 2017. Reserve a spot by December 31st to get in on these special deals: Driving Essentials, Cows & More, and Advanced Cattle Sorting. Nonrefundable deposit due by December 31st to be eligible for holiday special prices. See https://www.facebook.com/equinemaniallc/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED 12/23

SHERMAN BOOSTER CLUB HUSKY LOGO GEAR. From Facebook: “I am going to place a merchandise order for those of you that needed specific items. The printer says she can have them done before Christmas but i will need to find someone to pick them up in Hermiston. I still need 3 items to fill the 12 I have to have to order. These will be the S husky logo. It can be on any item and size. Please let me know ASAP if you want anything. I HAVE TO HAVE THE MONEY PRIOR TO ORDERING. You can send me an email shermanboosters@gmail.com or private message me the details. I am looking into taking credit cards but no plans yet. Please share this post. Again ASAP to get them in time for Christmas.” https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011811555307&hc_ref=NEWSFEED   12/16

GORGE OUTFITTERS SUPPLY :: Just Listed :: $75,000; 102 East 1st Street, Rufus Oregon. MLS # 16657334. 1800 Sq Ft Commercial Building / Premium location / Continual Growth. The area’s only full season recreation retail sporting goods store. Great income, awesome location, well known in the entire area as a destination location for recreation supplies for the world class fishing that abounds. Strategically located on the mighty Columbia, on I-84 at exit 109, and in between the mouths of the Deschutes and John Day rivers. Sales have increased every year since established in 2011. New POS for tracking inventory and sales. Services include: Kayak rentals, ODFW licensing agent and FFL dealer. ATM machine generates $150-$300 month on average. An additional portion of the building could be opened for additional retail square footage potentially for Kite Boarding and Wind Surfing supplies. This is a first class establishment. Signage has been created by the PNW best sign company and constructed of high quality material. This is a turn key operation with plenty of great vendor support. Purchase price includes the following: (business only)
* All retail inventory (valued at our cost of 50K)
– actual purchase price will reflect current inventory value at time of closing adjusted up or down
* All retail furnishings, gondolas, freezers, refrigerators, coolers, shelving, safes, ATM
* Included in the sale is the name Gorge Outfitters Supply, all the marketing media, signage, intellect,
Facebook platform and current relationships with vendors and customers.
Priced aggressively for cash sale
Building can be rented at $850 month or purchased with terms for $115,000
Contact Dan Pehlke for additional information 503-547-9140
Licensed Oregon Principal Broker for Cheri Belander Real Estate  3/3/17

THE TIMES-JOURNAL SUBSCRIPTION is a great Christmas or birthday gift! The Times-Journal is a weekly serving Wheeler, Gilliam & Sherman counties! It’s a year-round bargain at $35/year with a lot of bang for the buck. ~ The Times-Journal, P.O. Box 746, Condon, OR 97823 | 541-384-2411 times-journal@jncable.com. 12/23

GIFT CERTIFICATES make great stocking stuffers! Can’t decide what to get for someone on your list? Explore the ideas you’ll find here at the Sherman County Agri-Business Directory: http://www.co.sherman.or.us/agri_business.asp. 12/23

LEAN-TO CAFÉ. Take a break during the holidays! Take the family cook or your best guy out to dinner! Full-Service Deli, Fresh Desserts, Catering, Daily Specials, Steaks, Salads & Sandwiches. Breakfast until 11 a.m. Gift Certificates. 541-442-5514. 12/16

COMMEMORATIVE SWEATSHIRTS. There are still some Max Nogle Dinner Dance – Pavilion 100th Birthday sweatshirts left. They are $40 and can be seen on the Pavilion’s Facebook page. If you are interested contact any of the Pavilion Restoration Committee members. Joan Bird, Cathy Brown, Austin Justesen, Scott Susi, Amanda Whitman, Jamie Wilson or Rita Wilson. 12/23

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

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]

1859, OREGON’S MAGAZINE https://www.1859oregonmagazine.com/subscribe

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 – http://www.co.sherman.or.us/agri_business.asp. Please contact Sherman County Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us  0/0

NEWSPAPERS

 FREE:

 VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENTS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

PLANNING COMMISSION BOARD VACANCY. The Sherman County Court is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission Board. The term of this appointment will run through December of 2019. The role of the Planning Commission is to develop, maintain, and implement the comprehensive plan, to protect the integrity of the county’s planning process, and to foster the county’s long term interests. The candidate must be able to attend   monthly meetings as needed and make impartial decisions on land use issues that come before the board. This is a volunteer position. If interested, please stop by the Planning Department, located at the Steve Burnet Extension & Research Building, 66365 Lonerock Rd., Moro, Oregon, to pick up an application or call Georgia Macnab at 541-565-3601 for more information. Sherman County requires background checks for all county board positions. 12/30

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:

BASKETBALL REFEREES. Mid-Columbia Basketball Officials Association is seeking people interested in serving their community by becoming a basketball referee. “Get back into the game you love, get some exercise, meet new people and earn some money,” entices Chris Kaseberg, Mid-Columbia Basketball Officials Association commissioner. The average age of officials currently in the association is 46 years, and the association is looking for “the next generation” of officials. Anyone interested in becoming a basketball official for local games may contact Chris Kaseberg by calling 541-980-9449, or go on-line, OSAA.org. 12/23

HOST FAMILIES. 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.

LOST OR FOUND:

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2. Calendar (new or corrected) 

Christmas.candle1DECEMBER

18 Wasco Methodist Church Christmas Service 11  

20 Sherman County School Holiday Lunch for Seniors 12:30 RSVP 541-565-3500

20 Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting 10 Condon

20 Wasco City Council 7 Wasco

20 Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators 12 Riverenza, The Dalles

20 North Central Public Health District Board 3 The Dalles

21 First Day of Winter

21 Sherman County Court 9 Burnet Building

22-30 Sherman School District Christmas Break

24 Wasco Methodist Church Christmas Eve Service 5:30

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 Memorial Service for Bill Tatum 11 Grass Valley Baptist Church

31 New Year’s Eve 

JANUARY

1 NEW YEAR’S DAY

4 Sherman County Court 9

6 Free Youth Mental Health/Substance Use First Aid Course,

                  South Gilliam County Emergency Services Building

10 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Building

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

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

16 MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

19 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Regional Economic Development 9                         Klickitat County

28 20th Annual Robert Burns Supper 2-5 Condon Elks Lodge

30 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10-12, Workshop 12:30 Rufus

FEBRUARY

2 GROUNDHOG DAY

7 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Building

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

12 LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY

14 VALENTINE’S DAY

16 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Regional Economic Development 9                         Hood River County

20 PRESIDENTS’ DAY

22 WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY

25 Happy Birthday, Sherman County! February 25, 1889


 

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