Sherman County eNews #128

CONTENT

  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar


1. Classifieds (new or corrected)

FRIDAY CLASSIFIEDS:

pencil.spiralSherman 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. Share your Joyful News and Thank You and Congratulatory notes here. ~ The Editor

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

applause1Appreciation can make a day – even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. ~ Margaret Cousins

ENTHUSIASTIC APPRECIATION!  I just spent two days hosting at our County Museum, reminded what a wonderful gift it is.  As the new season begins I enjoyed seeing the upgrades and improvements to the military exhibits which are freshened and upgraded. Across the hall a one year loan of a shiny truck owned by the Justesen family will be centered along with Orville Blaylock’s shiny implement seats.   I am so excited I can hardly wait for our local folks to enjoy these neat exhibits.  What a group of people donating so much effort to OUR county museum! ~ Nell Melzer

APPRECIATION. Patricia (French) Moore 1927-2017. Patty was one of the Sherman County Historical Society’s board members who took a leap of faith in creating a local museum in the American Legion Post building in Moro in 1982. Others were Carsten von Borstel, Sherry Kaseberg, Wendell Clodfelter, Bertha Belshe, Gordon Hilderbrand, Raymond Van Gilder and Barbara Sharp. Patty was secretary-treasurer, frugal by nature, resourceful, eager to learn and hard working. It was Patty who had the vision for a twice-yearly historical anthology which she named Sherman County: For The Record. She drove the first issue to press in 1983 with co-editors Bertha and Sherry. She wrote The History of the Sherman County Historical Society and contributed her father’s autobiography for this issue. She inspired others to submit stories about Sherman County families, events and places for many years. She recognized the strength of the county community’s memorial gifts to the Society and those first generous contributors who supported the Society’s new museum and publication. Wonderful memories! Well done! ~ Sherry Kaseberg

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

graduation1CONGRATULATIONS! Jessica C (Kaseberg) Ball, Vilseck, Germany, is a spring graduate of Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in human development & family science, cum laude.  During her time at the University of Montana Western she received an Associate of Science degree.  She is a 2012 graduate of Sherman High School and is the daughter of Chris and Carrie Kaseberg of Wasco. 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

EMPLOYMENT:

MORO CITY ADMINISTRATOR. Position open for the City of Moro to be filled immediately.  Proficiency in computer and office skills required.  Starting pay is $15/hour, possibly higher, depending on experience, plus benefits.  Pick up an application at the Moro City Hall Office located at 104 1st Street, Moro or request an application via email at moro@embarqmail.comMail or E-Mail completed application along with a cover letter and a copy of resume to – City of Moro – Job Search, PO Box 231, Moro, OR 97039 or moro@embarqmail.comFor further information contact Kya Mabe at 541-565-3535.  The City of Moro is an equal opportunity employer.  The Council reserves the right to reject any or all applicants. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017. 5/5

DRIVER. Sherman County Preschool is looking for a driver to operate our 21 passenger bus to and from school during the 2017-2018 academic year. Split shift hours would be from approximately 8:00-9:30 am and 12:00-1:30pm, Monday-Thursday.  This person must pass a background check and have or be able to obtain appropriate license endorsement and First Aid card. Driver would also be responsible for maintenance of the vehicle.  The successful candidate should enjoy being around 3-5 year old children. Starting pay is $14-$15/hour. If you’re interested in a little extra income during your retirement or when your kids are at school, this is a great job for you!  Please contact Sherman County Preschool at (541) 565-3320 or shermanpreschool@yahoo.com for a job application.  Sherman County Preschool is an equal opportunity provider. 5/19 

FOOD SERVICE ASSISTANT.  Start Date 8/28/17

Work Schedule Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Current Salary $10.72 – $13.34/hour DOE (Union contract is currently being negotiated.)

Job Description/Responsibility Sherman County School District is seeking a qualified Food Service Assistant candidate for the 2017-18 school year.  Criminal record check and pre-employment drug screening required.  Health Insurance Package is pro-rated for this 6 hour per day position. The Food Service Assistant’s primary responsibilities include dishwashing and salad bar preparation. The Food Service Assistant must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., and must also be organized, reliable, self-motivated, capable of planning and scheduling, and is responsible for a variety of other miscellaneous duties to ensure the kitchen and cafeteria are maintained in a healthy, safe, and sanitary manner. 

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 

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. 0/0

 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. 5/5

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

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

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

sign.forsaleFOR 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

NEWSPAPERS

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

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:

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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

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENTS:

LOST OR FOUND:

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2. Calendar (new or corrected)

flower.lilac.lavenderMAY

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

6 Memorial Service for Patricia Rose Moore 11 Moro Community Presbyterian Church

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

11-12 State Board of Agriculture Meeting  8:30 a.m.

                  Best Western Mill Creek Inn The Dalles

12 NRA Firearms Safety Class for Oregon CHL 5:30 Sherman Courthouse

13 Condon Garden Club Plant Sale 10-1 United Church of Christ, Condon

13 Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society: “A Grave Situation” 1 Discovery Center

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

21 Philippi Park on the lower John Day River Opens for the Season

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

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

27 Charlotte Barnett’s 100th Birthday Party 1:30 Grass Valley Pavilion

28-29 Wasco’s Memorial Day Celebration

29 MEMORIAL DAY

31 Stories & Songs, Celilo Falls & the Columbia River, Tamastslikt Cultural Institute 

car.vacation1JUNE

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

5 Sherman County Court 9

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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