Sherman County eNews #56

CONTENTS

  1. Spiritual Matters

  2. Classifieds

  3. Calendar


1. Spiritual Matters

church.family1Holiday

The word “holiday” stems from the words “holy” and “day.”  God instituted 7 holy days or feasts (Leviticus 23:1-44), conveying an important spiritual message through each one.

Spring/summer feasts already fulfilled spiritually:

Passover (1 Corinthians 5:7).  Passover involved the sacrifice of an unblemished (perfect) lamb, and the use of the lamb’s blood to cause death to “pass over” (avoid) God’s people.  This is a foreshadowing of Jesus being sacrificed as the Lamb of God, to save God’s people from eternal death.

Feast of Unleavened Bread (1 Corinthians 5:8). In the Bible, leaven (yeast) always represents sin.  This feast reminds us that Jesus, who was without sin, took our sins to the grave.  Jesus is the (unleavened) Bread of Life (John 6:35).

Feast of First Fruits (1 Corinthians 15:20).  When Jesus was raised from the dead, He became a first fruits offering to God, and His resurrection assures us that we also will conquer death through Him.

Pentecost (Acts 2).  Just as Jesus had promised (John 14:16-17), fifty days after He was resurrected, the Holy Spirit came upon a group of disciples, and the Christian Church was born.  All Christians are indwelled by the Holy Spirit, and are commanded to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others.

Fall feasts not yet fulfilled spiritually:

Feast of Trumpets.  Many believe this end of harvest feast will mark the return of Jesus to take his (Christian) church/bride home in an event known as the rapture, which we will discuss later.

Day of Atonement.  Also known as the 7 year tribulation period, God will provide this time for Israel to become atoned (saved).

Feast of Tabernacles (tents).  After the 7 years, Jesus and believers, will return to earth (Second Coming of Christ) to dwell for 1000 years (Millennial Reign of Christ).

God bless,

Jill Harrison

Wasco Methodist Church 


 2. Classifieds (new or corrected)

clock.793POLICY. 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 (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

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

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

February 25th: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SHERMAN COUNTY! 1889-2017

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. 2/24

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  3/3

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.

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

FOR SALE:

COMMERCIAL AIRBNB, BOARDING HOUSE. $300,000. Willing to finance. 908 Clark Street, Wasco, OR 97065. 7 beds, 5 baths. Listing ID 24093966. The Just Us Inn is being run as an Airbnb and a boarding house. It has retained full occupancy since 2013. There is a 1 bedroom suite, with bathroom, and an additional 2 two bedroom suites. There is a large unfinished third floor space. On the property there are: two RV hook-up spaces, a community garden, a rental manufactured home. This property features room for development with sewer and electric ready to hook up. This property features four commercial lots. The owner is willing to carry contract, with substantial down payment, at an attractive rate. Hotel is three stories. The first floor has approx. 1500 square ft., large living room, kitchen, dining area, laundry area, and 1.5 baths. The Just Us Inn is completely furnished with antiques and collectibles. The second floor has 5 guest rooms, storage room, studio apartment, 2.5 baths and also completely furnished and beautifully decorated. The 3rd floor is unfinished but plumbed and wired.         An historical property, (The Old Oskaloosa Hotel) Just Us Inn, is located in Sherman County, Oregon, at the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area; a land where time stands still. Sherman County is bordered to the north by the mighty Columbia River, world renowned for salmon & sturgeon fishing; to the east by the John Day River with exceptional steelhead & warm water bass fishing; and to the west by the Deschutes River, most of which is designated as Federal Wild, Scenic River, and State Scenic Waterway. People are drawn to the area to fly fish on world class rivers, white water rafting, windsurfing, golfing, hiking, mountain biking, all while enjoying the natural beauty that has become synonymous with the region. –Debbie Doherty 503-515-7374         3/24 
 :: 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

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:

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:

OLD DOORS PRE-1950s. Want to buy old doors with or w/o windows, all sizes. Wanting them for outside deck patio fence. Call Ree Ella at 541-980-8678.  3/10

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) 

FEBRUARY

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

24 Frontier Digital Network Budget Committee Meeting 1:30 Condon

24 Sherman County Huskies vs North Clackamas Christian 6:30 Sherman County School

25 Happy Birthday, Sherman County! February 25, 1889

25 Happy Birthday, Gilliam County! 1885

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

26 Mud Springs Gospel Band 6 p.m. Kent Baptist Church

27 Sherman Experiment Station Liaison Meeting 10 Burnet Building

27 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10 The Dalles

27 Sherman County Planning Commission Hearings 5:30

27 Sherman County Photography Club 7-9 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.

1-4 State Class 1A Basketball Tournament, Baker City

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

4 Sen. Merkley Local Leaders Meeting 2:30 Rufus City Hall

4 Sen. Merkley Town Hall 3 Frosty’s in Rufus

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

11 First Baptist Church Spring Fling 6 Grass Valley

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 9 The Dalles

15 Book Club 6 Sherman County Public/School Library

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

25 Job Fair 10-2 Columbia Gorge Community College

27 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board 11 The Dalles

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

30 Sherman County Court Special Session 10

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

22 EARTH DAY

24 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority 10 The Dalles

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

26 Tri-County Courts 10 Condon

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

26-27 Oregon Heritage Summit on Funding  

MAY

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

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

14 MOTHERS’ DAY

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

20 ARMED FORCES DAY

20-21 Equine Mania Cow Sorting Clinic, Wasco

29 MEMORIAL DAY

JUNE

14 FLAG DAY

18 FATHERS’ DAY

21 Summer Begins

JULY

4 INDEPENDENCE DAY

AUGUST

12-13 Equine Mania 2-Man Advanced Cow Sorting Clinic, Wasco

22-27 Sherman County Fair

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