Sherman County eNews #119

CONTENT

  1. Spiritual Matters

  2. Classifieds

  3. Calendar


1. Spiritual Matters 

church.family1Believing or Surrendering

Many people believe they are Christians because they believe in God, or perhaps they even believe that Jesus died on the cross for their sins.  Let me start by saying that even Satan believes in God and that Jesus died on the cross to bear the sins of the world.  There is a difference between believing these things to be true and being a Christian.  Although belief is a necessary starting point, it is surrendering that is necessary to become truly saved.

Christians, through God’s grace and mercy, have accepted the gift of Jesus’ death on the cross, they trust in God’s plan for their lives, and they desire to serve God and further His kingdom.  Every life decision of a Christian should be prayed about to seek the will of our Heavenly Father.  Sometimes the path we end up on is not at all what we would’ve chosen, but we trust it is His will.

Several years ago a good friend and fellow Christian offered this illustration of believing versus surrendering.  Let’s say there is a canyon in Sherman County with electrical towers on each side.  You are on top of one of those towers with Jesus, and He’s got a wheelbarrow.  You watch Jesus wheel the barrow across a power line, clear to the other side, then turn around and wheel it back to you across a power line.  Having just watched Him successfully complete this task, do you believe He could do it again?  Most would say “Yes, He could do it again.”  They BELIEVE He could do it again.  Very few people would believe it to the point of actually getting into the wheelbarrow and allowing Jesus to wheel them across the power line and back.  Do you see the difference?

God bless,

Jill Harrison

Wasco Methodist Church


2. 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 … 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.  The Editor

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

Appreciation can make a day – even change a life.

Your willingness to put it into words

is all that is necessary.

~ Margaret Cousins

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

 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

arrow-rightSCHOOL CONCESSIONS OPPORTUNITIES. Sherman County School Concessions are available for three track meets:
–Grade School Track: April 28 at 1 p.m.
–HS Track: April 29 at 11:00 a.m.

–May 13 at 10:30 a.m. (District Championships Meet)
These are great fund raisers. Please let me know ASAP if you want to do one of the track meets. Ree Ella von Borstel 541-565-3500 or email me at rvonborstel@sherman.k12.or.us  4/28

EMPLOYMENT:

PUBLIC WORKS ASSISTANT. The City of Rufus is seeking an Assistant to the Public Works Operator. Seasonal Position – flexible hours $12.00/hr.

Job Description includes but not limited to performing a variety of task involved in the Public Works Department such as servicing water meters, water & sewer lines, streets, equipment operations & maintenance, and intermittent operation of the water and sewer treatment facilities, performs other related work as required for the city’s day to day operations.

Desired applicant must be 18 years of age and possess a valid Oregon driver’s license. Must have high school diploma or GED equivalent.  Must possess the ability to accurately record and maintain records; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other departments, officials and the public; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Mechanical aptitude is a plus.

Physical Demands of the applicant include the ability to be able to lift 50 lbs. and work in extreme weather conditions throughout the year.

Would be willing to train the right applicant with fewer qualifications for this position.

To apply contact: Rufus City Hall at 541-739-2321 to obtain application packet. The City of Rufus is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a drug free workplace.

 

PART TIME CLEANING POSITION available in Moro. One part time cleaning position available. Moro, 4 nights per week. Pay based on experience. To apply please call Eastern Oregon Building Maintenance at 541-575-1741.

COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION DRIVER Sherman County Community Transportation is now accepting applications for paid driver positions now through May 9, 2017. Applicant requirements:

  • 21 years of age with a valid Oregon or Washington Driver’s License
  • Pass a Criminal History check and a pre-employment drug and alcohol test
  • Position has varied hours with no benefits, and total hours vary due to transportation needs
  • Desirable feature of job is days and hours scheduled each month
  • Required trainings provided for Passenger Assistance, Defensive Driving, and Safety Classes.

Applications may be obtained at the Sherman County Courthouse from the Clerk’s Office or the Transportation office, located at 500 Court Street, Moro, OR.  Sherman County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, call the transportation office at (541) 565-3533.   5/5

High School Students: Child Care Provider Opportunity

HIGH SCHOOL AGED OPPORTUNITY!

Child Care Provider during parenting classes

May 3, 10, & 17 from 4:45pm-7:15pm

Moro Presbyterian Church

$9.75/hour

Contact: Katie Paul (541) 980-8674   4/28

HARVEST TRUCK DRIVER. Harvest truck driver needed from July through part of August. 10-12 hour days, must be responsible, respectful and take care of equipment. I run a small crew so expectations are high and all hands on deck when needed. You must be able to drive a semi since all my trucks are of that nature. CDL not required but would be nice. Pay is depending on experience $17-$21 per hour. It’s about a month’s worth of work. The work will be in Wasco and Sherman County. Please call or text Noah@ 541-980-2699    5/19

OYCC CREW LEADER. For more information regarding the OYCC program visit http://www.oyccweb.com. Sherman County OYCC is accepting applications for several positions within the OYCC Program.  The positions are scheduled to work beginning June 21, 2017 and ending August 11, 2017. Schedule to be arranged upon hiring.  Hours will be 32-40 per week.  All applicants must be able to perform manual labor in adverse weather conditions.  Please review the job descriptions on Sherman County’s website before applying.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Friday, May 26, 2017.  Any applicant over 18 years of age must complete and pass a criminal history background check.  For job descriptions and/or employment application, contact the Sherman County Prevention Program at 541-565-5036 or online at http://www.co.sherman.or.us/govt_human_services.asp#prevention.

Submit completed cover letter and employment application to the Sherman County Prevention Program, PO Box 263, Moro, OR  97039. 5/26

OYCC CORPS MEMBER/CREW MEMBER  For more information regarding the OYCC program visit http://www.oyccweb.com. Sherman County OYCC is accepting applications for several positions within the OYCC Program.  The positions are scheduled to work beginning June 26, 2017 and ending August 11, 2017.  Schedule to be arranged upon hiring.  Hours will be 32-40 per week.  All applicants must be able to perform manual labor in adverse weather conditions.  Please review the job descriptions on Sherman County’s website before applying.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Friday, June 2, 2017.  Any applicant over 18 years of age must complete and pass a criminal history background check.  For job descriptions and/or employment application, contact the Sherman County Prevention Program at 541-565-5036 or online at http://www.co.sherman.or.us/govt_human_services.asp#prevention. Submit completed cover letter and employment application to the Sherman County Prevention Program, PO Box 263, Moro, OR  97039.  6/2

CUSTODIAN. Sherman County School District is seeking a qualified custodial candidate. The candidate must be self-motivated and is responsible for performing custodial duties, minor maintenance, and other miscellaneous duties on a regimented schedule in order to ensure that the school building and facilities are maintained in a healthy, safe, and sanitary manner.  Medical, dental, and vision insurance are included. Criminal record check and pre-employment drug screening required. For information and application materials please email or call Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us or 541-565-3500.

Application Method/Materials Required

Please submit a letter of interest, application (available from the school district) and resume if you are interested in the position to:

Wes Owens, Superintendent

65912 High School Loop

Moro, Oregon  97039

(541) 565-3500

wowens@sherman.k12.or.us

This position will remain open until filled.

Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer. 0/0

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. Sherman County County Court Administrative Assistant. Sherman County is accepting employment applications for the position of County Court Administrative Assistant. This is a temporary, part-time position to cover maternity leave, 32hr/wk or 0.80 FTE, Monday-Thursday, salary range $20-$27/hr. dependent on experience. Position will extend June 1, 2017 to September 28, 2017. Applicant must be knowledgeable in the operation of modern office equipment including computer systems and programs, possess effective written and oral communication skills, and make decisions independently using effective time management. For job description and/or application, contact the office of the Sherman County Court at 541-565-3416 or go online at http://www.co.sherman.or.us.  Submit completed application and resume to the Sherman County Court, P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017.  Successful applicant must pass a criminal history background check. Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer. 4/28 

DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR/INSTRUCTOR.

REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST

for the position of

Sherman County Driver Education Program Coordinator/Instructor

Original Issue:  04/06/2017

Due Date:  05/11/17 by 5:00 p.m.

Sherman County is seeking letters from candidates interested in assuming responsibility for the existing Driver Education Program sponsored by Sherman County.  The selected applicant will receive training to become certified as an instructor and to manage the program.  Program duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Arranging classroom use and schedule;
  • Developing lesson plans;
  • Teaching class;
  • Instructing driving;
  • Reporting to State;
  • Maintaining certification status.

Currently, the Driver Education Coordinator/Instructor is an employee of Sherman County and is a temporary, part-time position not eligible for benefits.  However, letters from certified driver education program providers will also be considered.  All applicants are subject to a criminal background check.

Please submit letter of interest to: SHERMAN COUNTY DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM

PO Box 365, Moro, OR   97039   FAX:  541-565-3312.   5/11

TEACHER. Notice of Job Posting for 7th-12th Grade English Language Arts Teacher: The Sherman County School District is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year for an English Language Arts teacher. The district is looking for applicants that have a strong understanding of Professional Learning Communities and the ability to work as a team. Applicants should also have working knowledge of Common Core State Standards and effective teaching strategies. Moreover, prospective applicants must possess the ability to communicate with students, parents and colleagues effectively.  The successful candidate will work full-time ($36,214 – $57,598, pending new bargaining agreement) teaching English Language Arts to 7th – 12th grade students.  This position will be open until filled. Loan Forgiveness Opportunity:  The U.S. Department of Education has approved Oregon’s submission of designated teacher shortage areas for the 2017-18 school year.  Sherman County is on that approved list. The designation may benefit student grant and loan recipients qualified to teach in the Sherman County School District. Teachers may qualify for loan forgiveness if they have federal student loans. To qualify for forgiveness, teachers must teach for 5 consecutive years in the designated areas.  More information is available at the Federal Student Aid website.

Application Process: If you are interested in applying for this position, please email Bill Blevins at bblevins@sherman.k12.or.us.   Mr. Blevins will provide you with an official application packet and additional materials.

Application Requirements Shall Include:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Letter of Interest
  • Current Resume
  • Copy of Teaching License (or eligibility to obtain same)
  • Minimum of three (3) Letters of Recommendation (written within the last 3 years)
  • Copies of all transcripts
  • Other material as desired.

Criminal record check and pre-employment drug testing will be required for all positions.  For further information and application materials please email Bill Blevins at bblevins@sherman.k12.or.us. Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  0/0

FOR SALE:

TRUCK. 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500LS. An excellent, loved and cared for truck that is being sold due to needs changing. This is a dependable workhorse that bumbles through life with pride, and will love you back as much as you love it. Regular cab, 4.8L V8,  great condition, 104600 miles on the ODO as of 4/26/2017. Sturdy bull bar, driver door cluster (new as of April, 2017), 52″ LED bar on bull bar, 36W CREE LED spotlights on front (easy access controls in cab), 18W CREE LED spotlights for backup lights! $9500. You can light up the world and stay safe on your adventures, or through your late-night work, when deer, antelope and turkeys roam in the night! Contact Gabriella Sohl Taylor, gabriella.sohl@hotmail.com   5/5
THE OLD OSKALOOSA/JUST-US INN. 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. A historic 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 stand 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. For sale by owner. $300,000.00 Can carry contract with down payment. Please call Debbie 503-515-7374.   5/19

HOME. 1117 Wilson Street in Wasco.  Manufactured in 2000.  1344sq. Ft.  3 bedroom, 2 bath.  New roof 4 years ago.  Heat pump. Located in a private setting on 3 city lots.  Underground sprinkler system.  Also has a 20×20 garage.  This is a real steal at $99,500.  My Dad will be transitioning into an assisted living facility. Call Shawn at 541-980-9476   5/19

SERVICES: [home, personal, appliance, landscape, fencing, cleaning, maintenance, janitorial, computer, construction, sewing, repairs, transportation, media, preschool, day care, support & training]

FAMILY HISTORY & OBITUARIES. Sherman County, Oregon – A History Collection. Update: Chris Sanders’ gift of an obituary collection transcribed from old newspapers on microfilm. The Moro Bulletin. The Wasco News. The People’s Republic… with more to come.  http://shermancountyoregon.com/obituaries/  5/5 

HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION, May 5, Sherman County Road Department. See details at http://www.co.sherman.or.us/documents/HazardousWasteCollection2017-Revised.pdf 4/28

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.  0/0

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENTS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

High School Students: Child Care Provider Opportunity

HIGH SCHOOL AGED OPPORTUNITY!

Child Care Provider during parenting classes

May 3, 10, & 17 from 4:45pm-7:15pm Moro Presbyterian Church

Contact: Katie Paul (541) 980-8674        4/28

2017 WASCO MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION: Monthly planning sessions for the 2017 Memorial Day Celebration are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at Wasco City Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sessions will continue up to the day of the Celebration in May. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED … all comments and suggestions are welcome … fresh ideas are encouraged … please come join us!! http://www.wascooregon.com/id15.html 5/20 

CITY OF WASCO. Lots of opportunities to volunteer! Memorial Day, Wasco Railroad and City History Center, Wasco Salmon/Steelhead Tournament, Halloween Fun House, Santa’s Workshop and the City/Community Library! http://www.wascooregon.com/id15.html 5/20

WANTED:

VENDORS, ANTIQUES & CRAFTS. Vendors wanted to fill spaces for antique and crafters mall in Moro. Please call 541-705-0232.   4/28

FREE: 

FAMILY HISTORY & OBITUARIES. Sherman County, Oregon – A History Collection. Update: Chris Sanders’ gift of an obituary collection transcribed from old newspapers on microfilm. The Moro Bulletin. The Wasco News. The People’s Republic… with more to come.  http://shermancountyoregon.com/obituaries/  5/5 

LOST OR FOUND:

FOR RENT OR LEASE:


3. Calendar (new or corrected)

APRIL

28 ABC Huskies’ Paint Nite 5:30 Wasco Annex

flowers.daffodilMAY

1 Sherman County Lions Club 12 Sherman County Senior & Community Center

1 Original Wasco County Courthouse Opens for the Season

2 Frontier Regional 911 Special Board Meeting 1 Gilliam County Courthouse

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

3 Sherman County Court 9

3 Gilliam County Historical Society’s Depot Museum Complex Opens 1 Condon

4 National Day of Prayer

4 Sherman County Fair Board 7 Fairgrounds

4 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Kent Baptist Church

5 First Saturday Art Walk & & Farmers’ Market 10-5 Moro

garbage.keep clean5 Hazardous Waste Collection 10-2 Sherman County Road Department, Moro

6 Sherman County-Wide Clean-Up 9-3 Solid Waste Transfer Site, Welk Road

6 Cascade Singers & Cascade Youth Choir Present “Blessings on Earth 7 Zion Lutheran

6 Wasco County Pioneers Annual Reunion, Fort Dalles Readiness Center

6 Hidden Spaces Tour, Historic Downtown Condon

7 Cascade Singers & Cascade Youth Choir Present “Blessings on Earth 3 Zion Lutheran

8 Sherman County School District Board Meeting 7 Library

9 Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting 8:30 a.m. Moro

9 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Extension & Research Center, Moro

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

9 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3

10 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory 12 Senior Center, Moro

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

11 Conversations about Death & Dying 5 Goldendale Library

14 MOTHERS’ DAY

17 Sherman County Court 9

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

20 ARMED FORCES DAY

20-21 Equine Mania Cow Sorting Clinic, Wasco

20-21 Tygh Ridge All-Indian Rodeo, Tygh Valley

22 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board 11 The Dalles

22-28 Western Interstate Region Conference (County Officials) Sunriver

23 Tri-County Mental Health Budget Committee 11-2 The Dalles

23 Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Board 1-3 The Dalles

23 Sherman Co. Transit to Hood River Follies, Lions Club Benefit

26-27 Community Sale in Grass Valley, Memorial Day Weekend 9-4

28-29 Wasco’s Memorial Day Celebration

29 MEMORIAL DAY

food.market.guyJUNE

1 Sherman County Fair Board 7 Fairgrounds

3 First Saturday Art Walk & & Farmers’ Market 10-5 Moro

3-4 Wheatacres Trail & Cattle Challenge

7 Sherman County Court 9

7 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Wasco Methodist Church

9 Summer Concert in Condon, Wasteland Kings 6:39-9:90

12 Sherman County School Board of Directors Meeting 7 Library

13 Sherman County SWCD 8:30 a.m. Moro

13 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Building

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

13 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

13 Sherman County Ambulance Board Meeting

13 Columbia Basin Ag Research Center Field Day 7:45-3 Pendleton

14 Sherman Experiment Station Field Day 7:45-1 Moro

14 FLAG DAY

14 Sherman Senior Center Advisory Meeting 12:30 Senior Center, Moro

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

15 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facilities Board 1-3 The Dalles

18 FATHERS’ DAY

18-23 Cottonwood Crossing Summer Institute

21 Sherman County Court 9

21 Summer Begins

26 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10 The Dalles

27 Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Board 1-3 The Dalles 

JULY

1 First Saturday Art Walk & & Farmers’ Market 10-5 Moro

1-9 Experience Moro’s Quilt & Fiber Arts Displays & Activities

3 Summer Concert in Condon, Countryfied & Fireworks 6:30-9:90

4 INDEPENDENCE DAY

5 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Grass Valley Baptist Church 

AUGUST

2 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Rufus Baptist Church

4 Summer Concert in Condon, Buffalo Kin 6:30-9:90

5 First Saturday Art Walk & & Farmers’ Market 10-5 Moro

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

19-20 Special Art Walk & Farmers’ Market 10-5

20 Total Solar Eclipse Party in Condon featuring Brewers Grade
         Camping, Food, Beer & Wine http://www.co.gilliam.or.us/

21 Total Solar Eclipse

22-27 Sherman County Fair

26 Summer Concert in Condon, HYATUS 6:30-9:90


 

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