Sherman County eNews #5

CONTENT

  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar


1. Classifieds (new or corrected)

FRIDAY CLASSIFIEDS:

classifieds.boySherman 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), and contact information; under 50 words if possible, and limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome. Share your Joyful News and Thank You, Commendation and Congratulatory notes here. ~ The Editor

THANK YOU NOTES, COMMENDATIONS & CONGRATULATIONS:

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CONGRATULATIONS, COMMISSIONER DABULSKIS! Sworn-in with the oath of office, you began your work on behalf of Sherman County. Thank you for stepping right up for the training called County College.  ~ The Editor

“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 MEMBERS! We appreciate and thank you for your (unpaid) commitment to excellence in education, service for your county constituents, and support for school district personnel. It’s School Board Appreciation Month — year-round! ~ Larry & Sherry Kaseberg 

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

CONGRATULATIONS, COUNTY OFFICIALS, County Clerk Jenine McDermid, Judge Gary Thompson and Sheriff Brad Lohrey, on taking the oath of office for your next terms. Thank you for your service! ~ The Editor

“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, SHERMAN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY EDITORIAL TEAM, for another interesting issue of Sherman County: For The Record, an important publication in its 34th year! Thank you Gladys Wesley, Dorothy Benson, Lowell Smith, Sheri Carlson, Janet Pinkerton, Nancy Allen, Terry Fuhrer, and the interviewers, authors and preservationists who gave us these stories, records and photographs! ~ Larry and Sherry Kaseberg

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust

A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye,
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I’ve played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.
~Edgar Guest

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

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

People give to non-profit organizations because they:

     –are asked (the #1 reason!)

–believe in the cause

–experience peer pressure or guilt

–believe it’s good for their business

–want to give back for services received

–feel good about it

–receive status & ego

–receive a tax deduction

–want to build community

–like to have fun at fundraising events

–want to change the world

–want to make a difference.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES! Sherman County Girl Scout Troop 50137 would like to let everyone know that Girl Scout Cookies Season is almost upon us. Pre-sales begin Monday, January 9th and ends on the 20th. Be on the lookout for one of our 13 Daisies, Brownies or Junior Girl Scouts. If we miss you, we will be having a couple of cookie booths in the county in February. Thank you in advance for helping our troop. 1/20

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 


EMPLOYMENT:

PREVENTION COORDINATOR. Sherman County is accepting employment applications for the position of Prevention Coordinator. This is a part time position, 20 hr/week or .50FTE, Monday-Friday; there is an option for flexible scheduling within the fte. Partial benefits available. Applicant must value collaboration and be skilled in data collection, program implementation, grant management and be willing to engage in the Prevention Specialist certification process (within a 2-4 year timeline). This position works closely with youth, the community, and other agencies to identify and implement strategies to prevent drug and alcohol abuse in Sherman County. This is an exciting opportunity to effect local change.  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 Friday, February 3. Successful applicant must pass a criminal history background check. Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer. 2/3

KITCHEN ASSISTANT, SENIOR CENTER. Kitchen Assistant at the Sherman County Senior & Community Center. Permanent, part-time position, 10hr/week, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Primary responsibilities include assisting Head Cook/Kitchen Coordinator in preparing and serving group 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 541-565-3191or at PO Box 352, Moro, OR 97039.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017.  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. 1/27

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

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

FOR SALE:

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

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]

SHERMAN COUNTY AGRI-BUSINESS DIRECTORY. To add or update your business listing, please contact Sherman County Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us. See businesses organized by town at http://www.co.sherman.or.us/agri_business.asp. 0/0

NEWSPAPERS

FREE:

 VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENTS:

SHERMAN COUNTY AGRI-BUSINESS DIRECTORY. To add or update your business listing, please contact Sherman County Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us. See businesses organized by town at http://www.co.sherman.or.us/agri_business.asp. 0/0

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

WANTED:

LOST OR FOUND:

FOR RENT:


2. Calendar (new or corrected)

Fog

The fog comes

on little cat feet.

It sits looking

over harbor and city

on silent haunches

and then moves on. ~ Carl Sandberg


thermometer.degreesJANUARY

8 Civic Auditorium Market Place 11-4 The Dalles

9 Sherman County School District Board Meeting 7 Public/School Library

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

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

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

11 Rufus City Council 7

14 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Building

14 Crab & Oyster Feed, Sherman Athletic Foundation Benefit 3:30-8 MCGG Wasco

14 Cascade Singers’ Concert 7 Zion Lutheran Church, 10th & Union, The Dalles

15 Cascade Singers’ Concert 3 Zion Lutheran Church, 10th & Union, The Dalles

16 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

17 Sherman Broadband Coordinating Meeting 1-3 Mid-Columbia Economic Development

23 Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities Board Meeting 10 The Dalles

23-26 National Association of Counties Conference, Washington, D.C.

23 Sherman County Photography Club Meeting 7 Sherman County Public/School Library

25 Tri-County Courts 10-3 Fossil, Wheeler County

25 Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting 2 Fossil

25 Frontier Digital Network Board Meeting, Fossil

28 The Dalles Dam Eagle Watch  The Dalles Dam Visitor Center

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

31 Frontier Regional 911 Board Meeting 1 Condon

snowman-sunFEBRUARY

1 No Sherman County Court Session

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

18 Columbia River Gorge Bridal Show 11-4 Civic Auditorium, The Dalles

20 PRESIDENTS’ DAY

22 WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY

25 Happy Birthday, Sherman County! February 25, 1889

MARCH

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

12 Daylight Saving Time Begins

17 ST. PATRICK’S DAY

20 Spring Begins


 

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Sherman County eNews #4

CONTENT

WEATHER WARNING

 

  1. Public Notice. Rufus City Council Meeting, Jan. 11

  2. It’s cold outside! Stay warm with a movie from the Library!

  3. Public Notice. Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting, Jan. 9

  4. Sherman County Girl Scout Benefit Cookie Sale

  5. State Scenic Waterway Identification Meeting, Jan. 23

  6. Oregon Heritage Requests Feedback for 2017-2022 Preservation Plan

  7. Exhibit Opens, “A Community Forgotten: Uncovering the Story of The Dalles Chinatown,” Jan. 28

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


WEATHER WARNING

 Hood River Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management warns citizens, businesses and travelers through the Gorge and across Hood River valley that National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts significant snow, ice and freezing rain event Saturday and Sunday.

Key weather warning indicators:

* Continued extremely cold temps for the next four days

* Potential for significant, high-impact snow and freezing rain event Saturday and Sunday — hardest hit areas in the state are the Gorge and Hood River Valley, according to NWS Portland office

* Potential for Heavy Snow in the Central Gorge and Hood River Valley

* In the Gorge, NWS anticipates 3-16 inches of snow, depending on storm severity — and up to 1 inch of ice here

* Precipitation begins Saturday morning in southern Oregon, spreading northward through the day to the Gorge

* Potential for long-duration freezing rain event, especially north Valleys and Western Gorge

* Increasing east winds at the surface through the Gorge and down the Willamette Valley will keep temps bitterly cold and escalate wind chill

* Heavy snow, followed by freezing rain could severely impact travel this weekend and cause secondary problems like falling trees, power outages and freezing water pipes – as well as health safety hazards.

This forecast causes significant concern that our Gorge transportation network and travel to and from other parts of the state will be directly affected.

Please plan accordingly – limit travel, plan for emergencies, keep an emergency kit in the car and at home, monitor your water pipes, outdoor activities and animals, and keep an eye on utilities for possible power loss and for falling trees.

Please share this information to your neighbors, co-workers, family and travelers.

Please stay home if you can – stay safe and warm!

This information is based upon a NWS forecast and actual conditions may vary.


1. Public Notice. Rufus City Council Meeting, Jan. 11 

The Rufus City Council will meet in Regular Session at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 11th, 2017, in Suite 200, the Council chambers. The agenda includes the flag salute, public input, approval of minutes, December financial report, old business [Industrial Park Fund Agreement; Real Estate Update], new business [swearing-in of new officials, selection of council president], reports of City Maintenance, Mayor and City Recorder, next meeting date February 8, and executive session per ORS if needed.


2. It’s cold outside! Stay warm with a movie from the Library!

It sounds like we have quite a winter storm coming this weekend.

Sherman County Public/School Library has over 1,000 DVDs available for checkout.  We have children’s movies, adult movies, movies for teens, movies based on books and pop culture icons, new releases and classic favorites.

We will be open EARLY on Saturday at 9 a.m. so you can stock up before the storm hits. Stay warm, stay safe! ~ Abbey Phelps aphelps@sherman.k12.or.us


3. Public Notice. Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting, Jan. 9

The Sherman County School District Board of Directors will hold its Regular Board Meeting on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  A Work Session will precede the Regular Meeting at 6:30 p.m. The meetings will be held in the Sherman County Public/School Library.

 

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4. Sherman County Girl Scout Benefit Cookie Sale

Sherman County Girl Scout Troop 50137 would like to let everyone know that Girl Scout Cookies Season is almost upon us. Pre-sales begin Monday, January 9th and ends on the 20th. Be on the lookout for one of our 13 Daisies, Brownies or Junior Girl Scouts. If we miss you, we will be having a couple of cookie booths in the county later in February. Thank you in advance for helping our troop.


5. State Scenic Waterway Identification Meeting, Jan. 23
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Salem OR–The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) invites the public to help prioritize river segments for an ongoing study of candidates for the State Scenic Waterway program. A public meeting will be held on Jan. 23, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon in the North Mall Office Building, Room 124, at 725 Summer St. NE, Salem.

Oregon law requires OPRD to periodically study rivers for inclusion in the State Scenic Waterway Program. OPRD staff developed a potential scenic waterway candidate list during the Oregon State Trails public plan approved in 2016. Staff then further refined the list to include only rivers that met the criteria outlined in Oregon State Statute (ORS 390.855):

* The river must be relatively free-flowing.
* The view from the waterway must be pleasant.
* The river must have outstanding recreational value.
* The waterway must be able to sustain substantial recreation.

The department is also taking feedback on proposed river candidates until Jan. 23 through an online survey: http://svy.mk/2ieQ7NM. The survey allows participants to sort review segments and suggest qualified candidates not already on the list, though write-in candidates won’t be considered after Jan. 16.

OPRD staff will use all the feedback to select river segments to study in 2017-2018. The study process will include several public meetings and other opportunities to provide feedback. If a river segment is found to be eligible and suitable for designation, staff will develop a recommendation and plan that will go before the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Oregon Water Resources Commission who could ultimately send a recommendation to the governor.

The State Scenic Waterways Program protects a lake or river’s natural resources, scenic values, and recreation. Scenic waterway designations do not affect existing water rights, but designation does require landowners to notify OPRD of certain activities along the waterway. Oregonians voted to establish the Oregon Scenic Waterways Program in 1970. The program currently protects approximately 1,200 river miles on 21 rivers and one lake. Governor Kate Brown designated portions of the Chetco River in Curry County and Molalla River in Clackamas County in 2016.

Scenic Waterways criteria and other information about the program can be found online at http://bit.ly/scenicwaterways. For more information about the meeting or the designation process, call Alexandra Phillips at 503-986-0631 or send an email to scenic.waterways@oregon.gov.


6. Oregon Heritage Requests Feedback for 2017-2022 Preservation Plan

Oregon.Flat.poleEvery five years the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) in partnership with the general public, interest and advocacy groups, and other government agencies completes a statewide historic preservation plan that identifies program priorities. The Oregon SHPO is asking for your feedback on our programs and the information collected will be used in the creation of the 2017-2022 Oregon State Historic Preservation Plan. Our short survey asks for feedback on our services and gives participants the opportunity to identify how the office’s resources should be allocated for future preservation efforts. To give your input please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ORHeritagePartnerSurvey.

Oregon Heritage, a Division of Oregon State Parks, includes the Oregon SHPO. The Oregon SHPO locally administers National Park Service (NPS) programs created by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, including the identification and designation of historic properties and archaeological sites; tax and grant programs; and the Certified Local Government Program (CLG), a partnership program between local jurisdictions and the state and federal government. The SHPO also coordinates closely with Oregon Heritage programs, including the Heritage Commission and Main Street, among others. The SHPO office is funded in part through a grant from NPS. A copy of the 2011-2016 plan can be found here: http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/SHPO/docs/historic_preservation_plan_11-16.pdf .

To learn more about the Oregon SHPO and Oregon Heritage programs, visit http://www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org>.

Please contact Ian Johnson, Associate Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, at (503) 986-0678 or ian.johnson@oregon.gov<mailto:ian.johnson@oregon.gov> with any additional questions or comments.


7. Exhibit Opens, “A Community Forgotten: Uncovering the Story of The Dalles Chinatown,” Jan. 28

A new exhibit, “A Community Forgotten: Uncovering the Story of The Dalles Chinatown,” opens Saturday, January 28, at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost for dinner and program are $25, program only is $5. (Museum members receive $5 discount.) Reservations are required by January 25. For more information, call 541-296-8600 x 201 or visit www.gorgediscovery.org.

The featured speaker is Priscilla Wegars, PhD, on “Chinese Tunnels: Myth or Reality.” Exhibit curators, Kelly Molina, Eric Gleason, Jacqueline Cheung, Rick McClure and Marilyn Urness, will be on hand with exhibit designer Chris Bolton. Dinner catered by Canton Wok. Sponsored in part by C.H. Urness Motor Co.


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

Bird.Black.Envelope16 Best Maps of 2016  http://brilliantmaps.com/best-maps-of-2016/

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum https://www.gorgediscovery.org/

Historic The Dalles, Oregon  http://historicthedalles.org/