Sherman County eNews #27

CONTENT

  1. Spiritual Matters

  2. Classifieds

  3. Calendar


1. Spiritual Matters

church.family1The Christian Journey

In the Old Testament story of the Israelites’ journey to the promised land, God is painting a picture (foreshadowing) of our journey as Christians.  The Israelites (Hebrews/Jews) started their journey as slaves in Egypt.  Likewise, prior to salvation, we are slaves to sin (John 8:34).  Egypt is symbolic of the world, and God called the Israelites out of Egypt just like He calls us out of citizenship of the world (2 Timothy 1:9, Philippians 3:20).

After their calling, God miraculously guided the Israelites through the Red Sea to complete their liberation from the stronghold of their master (the Egyptians).  The Red Sea symbolizes the blood of Christ, who completes our liberation from sin’s stronghold over us (John 8:36).

Once freed, the Israelites spent the next 40 years wandering through the wilderness, learning to rely on God’s provision (manna/water) and protection, while dealing with temptation, sin and doubt.  This foreshadows our Christian journey, where, after salvation, we have the opportunity to mature or grow in Christ.   It takes time and effort to learn to rely on God, and no two Christian journeys are the same.  Some may struggle with obedience or apathy, and of course Satan loves to upset the Christian walk with deception, distraction and temptation.

When the Israelites were finally allowed to cross the Jordan River and take possession of the promised land, this foreshadows Christians who reach a spiritual maturity whereby we can possess God’s rest and inner peace.  Just as God then conquered Jericho (and other subsequent cities) through the obedience of Joshua, God will begin to conquer our sins one by one through our obedience.  Although the Jews were eventually exiled due to disobedience, God promised to regather them one day (Jeremiah 31:10).  Likewise, God will regather backslidden Christians to Himself.

God bless,

Jill Harrison

Wasco Methodist Church


2. Classifieds (new or corrected)

FRIDAY CLASSIFIEDS:

typewriterSherman 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 and Congratulatory notes here. ~ The Editor

applause1THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

CONGRATULATIONS, GREINER FAMILY, as you are honored at the 20th annual Robert Burns Supper in Condon on Saturday, January 28th. ~ The Editor

OUR CONDOLENCES to the family of Commissioner Dennis Gronquist. His thoughtful, common sense vision and leadership in the region are recognized and appreciated.  ~ The Editor

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

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

BASKETBALL GAME CONCESSIONS. *Urgent Need!! There are two concession slots open: High School game on Jan. 27 and Middle School game on Feb. 6.  Please contact Ree Ella at rvonborstel@sherman.k12.or.us or call 541-565-3500, Sherman County School. 2/3

EMPLOYMENT:

PART-TIME POSITION – The City of Moro is now accepting applications for a seasonal part-time position of Assistant Maintenance Worker. This position requires an individual to be able to perform work including: construction and repair of sewer and water pipelines; operation of trucks and other power-driven equipment and tools; general maintenance of streets, sidewalks, parks and buildings; and other related work as required.  Applications are available at Moro City Hall located at 104 First Street, Moro, Oregon, and may be picked up between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday or Wednesday, and 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Monday or Thursday.  All applications must be returned to Moro City Hall no later than 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  For more information, contact Kya Mabe at 541-565-3535.   2/24

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

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:
STORAGE SHED. Princeton 10×10 storage shed. The Sherman County Soil and Water Conservation District has a surplus storage shed that needs to be removed. The storage shed is free to take, as is. Please contact the office at 541-565-3551 ext. 101 to view the item. The buyer is responsible for the disassembling and moving of the storage shed. The Sherman County SWCD takes no responsibility of the storage shed after the buyer has taken ownership.

 :: PRICE REDUCED:: GORGE OUTFITTERS SUPPLY ::  $25,000 (terms available) . 102 East 1st Street Rufus Oregon. MLS # 16657334. 1800 Sq Ft Commercial Building / Premium location / Continual Growth. The areas 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: 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 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. * Wholesale cost of current inventory to be added to purchase price at time of sale. (Currently about 42k sold for cash only) Priced aggressively current inventory retails near 75k. Building can be leased 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]

SEE SHERMAN COUNTY AGRI-BUSINESS DIRECTORY. To add or update a 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:

FIREWOOD. A veteran in our community is in need of firewood. Please call or text Bonnie 541-777-7731 or Leta Ann 541-325-2993. Thank you in advance for your help and thoughtfulness.

CROSFIELD BUILDING MURAL INFO. Information sought for research on the work of itinerant artists and sign painters in Sherman County. The mural on the Crosfield brick building in Wasco is one of those. Information (painter, date, owners) and photographs will be greatly appreciated. ~ Sherry Kaseberg  sherryk@gorge.net

LOST OR FOUND:

FOR RENT:


3. Calendar (new or corrected)

bagpiper3JANUARY

27  Film: Mothering Inside 6-8 Discovery Center

28 The Dalles Dam Eagle Watch – The Dalles Dam Visitor Center

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

28 Bingo 7 Second Hand Made in Wasco

29 Commissioner Dennis Gronquist funeral 1 Arlington Grade School

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

31 Frontier Regional 911 Board Meeting 1 Condon, Gilliam County Courthouse
FEBRUARY

1 Sherman County Court 9

2 GROUNDHOG DAY

4 Regional History Forum, Vogt Opera House 1:30 Original Courthouse, The Dalles

6 Sherman County Court Special Session 10

7 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Building

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

10 Gorge Broadband Consortium 10

11 Regional History Forum, Donner Party Survivor 1:30 Original Courthouse, The Dalles

11 North Central Livestock Association Dinner Meeting 5 Grass Valley Pavilion

12 LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY

14 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation Board 8:30 Moro

14 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Building, Moro

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

14 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

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

18 Regional History Forum, Art Deco Architecture 1:30 Original Courthouse, The Dalles

20 PRESIDENTS’ DAY

22 WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY

23-March 1 National Association of Counties Conference, Washington, DC

25 Happy Birthday, Sherman County! February 25, 1889

25 Regional History Forum, Thos. Condon & Paleontology 1:30 Original Courthouse

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

MARCH

1 Sherman County Court will not be in session.

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

12 Daylight Saving Time Begins

14 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation Board 8:30 Moro

14 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30

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

14 North Central Public Health District Board 3 The Dalles

15 Sherman County Court 9 Burnet Building

17 ST. PATRICK’S DAY

20 Spring Begins

28 Mid-Columbia Council of Governments 1-3 The Dalles


 

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