Sherman County eNews #49

CONTENT

  1. Spiritual Matters

  2. Classifieds

  3. Calendar


 1. Spiritual Matters

church.family1Prejudice and Peace

“….so long as as prejudice – whether religious, racial, patriotic, political or sectarian – continues to exist among mankind, universal peace cannot become a reality in the world.  From the earliest history of man down to the present time all the wars and bloodshed which have taken place were caused either by religious, racial, political or sectarian bias.  Therefore, it is evident that so long as these prejudices continue, the world of humanity cannot attain peace and composure.”

Our prejudices keep us from knowing, understanding and loving those for whom we feel the prejudice.  A first step in eliminating prejudices is simply to realize we have them!  Then we can start changing our thought patterns, allowing us to truly “Love One Another”.  The Golden Rule is a spiritual law in all the major religions.  We are told we must love others no matter their race, religion, socio-economic status, political party, sexual orientation, sinner or saint.  There are no exceptions.

“When love is realized and the ideal spiritual bonds unite the hearts of men, the whole human race will be uplifted, the world will continually grow more spiritual and radiant and the happiness and tranquility of mankind be immeasurably increased.  Warfare and strife will be uprooted, disagreement and dissension pass away and universal peace (will) unite the nations and the peoples of the world.”

“God desires unity and love; He commands harmony and fellowship…God Himself is love.”

All quotes are from the writings of the Baha’i Faith.

Baha’i Faith

Pat & Erling Jacobsen, 541-980-7772  www.bahai.org


2. 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, 3/17), 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

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

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

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

EMPLOYMENT:

RETAIL CLERK/WAREHOUSE WORKER. Mid Columbia Producers (MCP) is seeking applicants to join our team as a full time retail clerk/warehouse worker. Our Farm Stores sell a variety of products from animal food and supplies, fencing and automotive products to household items and clothing. This position will be based out of either Wasco, The Dalles, or Goldendale, Washington. The reporting location will be negotiable upon hire.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 Cashier-Process customer orders

 Maintenance of the facilities

 Sell products and provide product information

 Carry out and load farm store merchandise

 Stock Farm Store with merchandise warehoused or stored in the lot or warehouse

 Clean and rearrange merchandise as needed

 Open and close store, lot and warehouse areas

 Pick up orders from vendors

 Deliver merchandise to Farm Store customers

 Load and unload bales of straw, hay and feed

Requirements:

 Lift, carry, push, or pull objects up to approximately 100 lbs.

 Must possess basic computer knowledge and be able to navigate with little assistance

 Must be able to accommodate a varying work schedule

 Operate with initiative, commitment, strong work ethic & sense of urgency

 Accurate and comfortable with math and currency

 Valid Driver’s License

 Must be able to operate a vehicle with a GVW of 10,000 lbs. or more, with or without a trailer in tow

 Will be required to work in all weather conditions

Schedule: Schedule varies, store hours of operation will be Monday – Saturday 7:30 – 5:30. Shifts are assigned as deemed necessary.

Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical, drug screen, background check and MVR.

As a prominent agribusiness company, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Including health insurance premiums currently paid 100% for the employee and their dependents, dental, vision and Rx coverage, 401k with company match, robust profit sharing plan, paid vacation, sick, holidays, and more.  Applications are available for download at http://www.mcpcoop.com or be picked up at the main office in Moro. Please send cover letter, application and resume to: Mid Columbia Producers  Attn: Brittany Dark, PO Box 344, Moro, OR 97039.  PH: (541)565-2277 Fax: (503)536-6875 | Brittany@mcpcoop.com  Closing date February 28 or until filled.

GRAIN WAREHOUSE WORKERS. MCP is seeking applicants to fill multiple positions on our team as Grain Warehouse Workers.  These full time positions will be based in either Sherman or Gilliam County, negotiable upon hire.  The role of a Grain Warehouse Worker is to safely handle grain while rendering outstanding customer service to our patrons.  As an MCP employee you will have the opportunity to perform a wide variety of jobs within the department. Including but not limited to grain elevator operation, maintenance and housekeeping, barge loading, operation of tractor-trailers, inventory management and the practice of environmental health and safety programs applicable to the operation of the facility.

Preferred:

 Mechanical inclination, to be able to troubleshoot work on minor repairs

 Grain and/or Seed Industry knowledge

Required:

  • Ability to work well under pressure and deal tactfully with others
  • Able to conform to shifting priorities, responsibilities, strategies, demands and timelines
  • Strong personal and customer service skills. Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to climb ladders and work at heights up to 200 ft.
  • Periodically perform heavy labor
  • Be able to qualify for use of a dust and mist respirator
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • The ability to obtain a chemical applicators license with space fumigation endorsement

 Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical, drug screen, background check and MVR.  As a prominent agribusiness company, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Including health insurance premiums currently paid 100% for the employee and their dependents, dental, vision and Rx coverage, 401k with company match, robust profit sharing plan, paid vacation, sick, holidays, and more. Closing date: March 3, 2017. Mid Columbia Producers is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are available for download at http://www.mcpcoop.com or be picked up at the main office in Moro. Please send cover letter, application and resume to: Mid Columbia Producers Attn: Brittany Dark, PO Box 344, Moro, OR 97039  Fax: (503)536-6875 PH: (541)565-2277 Brittany@mcpcoop.com

CHILDCARE ASSISANT TEACHER. IMMEDIATE JOB OPENING – Childcare Assistant Teacher. Little Wheats Daycare, Moro, OR. Flexible, part time hours 20-25 hours/week. For more information, requirements and application please call Kelsey at 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. Must be able to pass a background check. Pay dependent on experience and educational background. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

DRIVER, WAREHOUSE SPECIALIST. Oregon Food Bank, The Dalles. Full-time. https://oregonfoodbank.applicantpool.com/jobs/126421.html

SEASONAL PARK RANGER. Cottonwood Canyon State Park, in-between Wasco and Condon, is seeking a Park Ranger 1 from April 1 to Oct. 31st. Cottonwood is 16,000 acres on 12 miles of the John Day River with a 21-site primitive campground. Ranger will work with two other staff focused on: fun, irrigation; mowing, rule enforcement, interpretation, facilities maintenance, cleaning and vegetation restoration, including hand pulling weeds. Seeing black widows, rattlesnakes, big horn sheep and osprey is not uncommon. Applicants must be willing to work in a remote setting safely; work both independently and in a team; work in adverse conditions—100 degree plus weather; and have a high degree of flexibility. Experience in one or more of the work focus areas, as outlined above, is required. Salary: $2,874.00 – $3,943.00 Monthly plus benefits; position closes 02/28/2017. For more info, e-mail Ranger David Spangler at david.spangler@oregon.gov. Apply on-line at:https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1649126/seasonal-park-ranger-1-cottonwood-canyon-state-park  2/24

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

JOBS. The Times-Journal Classifieds

FOR SALE:

THE TIMES-JOURNAL E-MAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS.  $30 for Gilliam, Sherman & Wheeler counties and $40 for all other subscriptions.  The print version costs $35/year for Giliam, Sherman & Wheeler counties, $45 for all other subscriptions. The Times-Journal, a weekly newspaper serves Wheeler, Gilliam & Sherman counties. P.O. Box 746, Condon, OR 97823 | 541-384-2411 times-journal@jncable.com . 2/24

2016 ALFALFA HAY in 2-tie 100#(+/-) bales. 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th cuttings. Excellent weed free hay but is getting wet from the weather. $4.00 – $5.00 per bale. Call 541-656-1499 or e-mail davids@rooftoppers.com 2/17

 :: 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 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: 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]

THE TIMES-JOURNAL E-MAIL SUBSCRIPTION. An e-mail subscription costs $30 for Gilliam, Sherman & Wheeler counties and $40 for all other subscriptions.  The print version costs $35/year for Giliam, Sherman & Wheeler counties, $45 for all other subscriptions. The Times-Journal, a weekly newspaper serves Wheeler, Gilliam & Sherman counties. Contact: P.O. Box 746, Condon, OR 97823 | 541-384-2411 times-journal@jncable.com . 2/24

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: 

EXCHANGE STUDENT HOST FAMILY.  Non-Profit Organization is Seeking 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! 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. 3/31

Sherman County Notice of Board Vacancy: North Central Public Health District Budget Committee. Notice is hereby given that the Sherman County Court is accepting names of individuals interested in filling a vacant community position to represent Sherman County as a member of the North Central Public Health District Budget Committee. The appointee will be expected to attend meetings and be an active committee member.  Persons interested in serving should contact the Sherman County Court at P.O. Box 365, 500 Court Street, Moro, OR 97039, 541-565-3416 or lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us . 3/3

Sherman County Notice of Board Vacancy: Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Budget Committee. Notice is hereby given that the Sherman County Court is accepting names of individuals interested in filling a vacant community position to represent Sherman County as a member of the Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Budget Committee. The appointee will be expected to attend meetings and be an active committee member.  Persons interested in serving should contact the Sherman County Court at P.O. Box 365, 500 Court Street, Moro, OR 97039, 541-565-3416 or lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us . 3/3

WANTED:

LOCALLY GROWN BARLEY, WHEAT, RYE, ETC. A microbrewery is looking for locally grown barley, wheat and rye to use in its products:  “We are in the process of opening our brewery in Goldendale, WA. For the time being, we are looking for local ingredients to use in our beers (malted barley, wheat, rye, etc; fruit and herbs; hops). In the future, we hope to have a small kitchen in our tasting room and would like to feature local cheese, cured meats, pickles, and bread. Once we are up and running this fall, we would also be open to selling beer to restaurants and events in the region (we will be self distributing in Washington).”  If you are interested or have suggestions, contact Rachel Suits of OSU Extension Small Farms programs in the gorge at 541-386-3343 ext 38257 or email rachel.suits@oregonstate.edu 2/17

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. 2/24

LOST OR FOUND:

FOR RENT:


3. Calendar (new or corrected) 

American flag2FEBRUARY

17 Driver Education Sign-up Deadline

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

21 Sherman County Court Special Session 9:30

21 Retired Educators’ Program 12 Hood River

22 WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY

23 Sherman County Driver Education Parent/Student/Teacher Night 5:30-8 Library

23 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 4 The Dalles

23-24 Energy Siting Council Meeting, The Dalles

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

27 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10 The Dalles

27 Sherman County Planning Commission Hearings 5:30

27 Sherman County Photography Club 7 Sherman County Public/School Library

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

MARCH

1 Sherman County Court will not be in session.

4 Urban-Rural Gathering: Melting Mountains 12-3 Sherman OSU Extension Office

6  Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation Meeting 10-12 Rufus

8 Courthouse Facilities Groundbreaking Ceremony 1:30 Courthouse

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 Senior Center St. Patrick’s Silent Auction 12

15 Sherman County Court 9 Burnet Building

17 ST. PATRICK’S DAY

18 Maryhill Museum Opening Celebration 10-5

20 Spring Begins

23 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 4 Klickitat County

27 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board 11 The Dalles

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

APRIL

5 Sherman County Court 9

5 Incredible Years Parenting Series 5-7 Moro Community Presbyterian Church

10 Sherman County School District Board Meeting 7 Library

11 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Meeting 8:30 Moro

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

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

11 North Central Public Health District Board 3 The Dalles

12 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Group 12:30 Senior Center

12 Incredible Years Parenting Series 5-7 Moro Community Presbyterian Church

16 EASTER

19 Sherman County Court 9

19 Incredible Years Parenting Series 5-7 Moro Community Presbyterian Church


 

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