Sherman County eNews #137

CONTENT

  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar


1. Classifieds (new or corrected)

FRIDAY CLASSIFIEDS:

StarYellowPlease note: Free classified ads are published on Fridays. The deadline is Wednesday at 5. Please submit ads by using the Submit News page. Include who, what, where, when, & how, contact information 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. This service is limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome.

Please share your Thank You and Congratulatory notes and Joyful News here. ~ The Editor

applause1THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

THANK YOU! Thank you to the Tri-County Hazardous Waste committee for offering the Friday May 5 hazardous waste collections for home and ag products in Sherman Co. A special recognition is due as this year they also added electronics to their collection lists allowing people to clean out old TV’s computers, monitors, mice and keyboards. A second collection was held in Dufur on May 6 but without the ag collection. Crews picked up large loads both days. These materials will be managed in an approved method that keeps them from entering into the mainline waste streams and keeps them from leaking in ground water and watersheds. ~ Alexander “Sandy” Macnab

GOOD WORK, Sherman County wheat growers!

  • Judy von Borstel’s photo, published in Oregon Wheat magazine, is the runner-up in the Tri-State Grain Growers contest.
  • Darren Padget, chair of the Oregon Wheat Commission, writes a column for Oregon Wheat..
  • Oregon Wheat Growers League elected new board members, among them Ryan Thompson of Sherman County, who also serves as the president of the Sherman County Wheat Growers; Wade Bingaman of Union County and Josh Duling of Wasco County.

CONGRATULATIONS! WiLLIAM DECKER is a graduating senior at Horizon Christian School in Hood River, Oregon.  He was nominated by Congressman Greg Walden to enter the Air Force Academy.  He will go to basic training this summer and then attend the Academy this fall at Colorado Springs. He is the son of Stan and Tonya Decker and grandson of Art and Shirley Decker of Kent.

CONGRATULATIONS, ALEXANDER MACNAB, PROFESSOR EMERITUS! The news is out! Sandy Macnab has been granted the title of Professor Emeritus from Oregon State University. This title is not automatic but is granted to recognize respect and distinction for years of dedicated and effective service. The title became effective January 1 2017. Well done, Sandy! ~ Larry and Sherry

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

CONGRATULATIONS! 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.  

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

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

EMPLOYMENT:
GRAIN ELEVATOR OPERATORS. Now Hiring: 2017 Harvest- Grain Elevator Operators. Mid Columbia Producers is seeking applicants for seasonal harvest positions within Klickitat, Wasco, Gilliam and Morrow Counties.  Successful applicants will be responsible for the operation of a grain handling facility through the harvest period.  The successful applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the time of employment, be able to work at heights up to 200 ft, periodically perform heavy labor, climb ladders and be able to qualify for use of a dust and mist respirator.  Previous experience in agricultural and mechanical skills are preferred but not required. The period of employment will be throughout the harvest season.  The start and end dates may vary depending on the individual elevators staffing requirements.  The estimated start and completion of harvest is the middle of June through August/September.  Employment will be contingent on a pre-employment physical, drug screen, background check and motor vehicle report.   This is a great opportunity for those individuals looking for an opportunity to earn additional income through the summer. Applications are available for download in the career opportunities section of our website or can be picked up at the main office in Moro. www.mcpcoop.com. Completed applications must be submitted for employment consideration.  Please send application to: MCP Attn: Brittany Dark, PO Box 344, Moro, OR 97039

PH: (541)565-3737 FAX: (503)536-687 Brittany@mcpcoop.com  6/2

PUBLIC TRANSIT DRIVER. Sherman County Community Transportation is now accepting applications for paid driver positions through May 26, 2017

 Applicant requirements:

  • Minimum 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
  • Hours vary depending on transportation needs
  • Each month drivers are able to schedule their days available
  • Required Passenger Assistance, Defensive Driving and Safety Classes are provided at no charge
  • Starting pay $ 11.20 per hour

The transit service provides rides for non-emergency medical rides to The Dalles, Hood River, Portland and the surrounding metro area, Central Oregon, North Eastern Oregon, The Dalles and Hood River. 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) 565-3553.

WEB DESIGN. Sherman County Request for Proposals: Website Redesign. Introduction: Sherman County Court has initiated a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to identify a vendor qualified to plan, execute, and deliver the redesign and to move content of Sherman County’s current website http://www.co.sherman.or.us into a WordPress format.

Project Background: Sherman County’s website provides a multitude of information, including background information about the county, a calendar of events, tourism information, a directory of all businesses in the county, education, government services, and media resources available to the county. The current website is complex, difficult to navigate, and outdated. The updating process is not efficient. Not all content is accessible for updating.

Project Goals: Sherman County’s website redesign objectives include but are not limited to:

  • Move content of current website to a WordPress format.
  • Create a clean, elegant, user-centric design that is more visually appealing and offers higher user satisfaction and access of information
  • Create a user experience that supports the needs of our patrons who require accessibility tools to use the site. The website should be compliant with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Minimum Qualifications. Proposers shall demonstrate past experience in meeting these minimum qualifications. Those that do not meet these minimum qualifications shall be rejected by Sherman County Court without further consideration:

  • Candidate must provide sufficient, detailed information and examples that demonstrates successful completion of comparable work on similarly complex projects
  • Candidate must have experience designing WordPress websites
  • Candidate must have experience developing websites that utilize current best practices (including flexible designs for desktop, mobile, tablet)
  • Candidate must have experience developing websites that comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Proposal Instructions: To submit a proposal, see the complete list of project goals, minimum qualifications, instructions, the selection process, and more at the link provided on Sherman County’s website homepage at co.sherman.or.us or contact:

Sherman County Court Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez

Email:          lhernandez@co.sherman.or.us

Address:      P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039

Time frame: All proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 1, 2017. No proposals will be accepted after this date. 5/26
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

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

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:

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, restaurant, support & training]

Did You Know?

144 people die from a drug

overdose each day in the U.S.

With 144 people dying

each day, drug overdose is

now the leading cause of

accidental death in our country.

Want more information?

Contact Taylor at

Sherman County Prevention

541-565-5036.

BREAKFAST at the LEAN-TO CAFÉ. Breakfast served until 11 a.m. Steak & Eggs; Ham, Bacon or Sausage with hash browns, two eggs and choice of toast. 541-442-5709.

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENTS:

 

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:

 FREE:

LOST OR FOUND:

FOR RENT OR LEASE:


2. Calendar (new or corrected)

flower.iris1MAY

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 1A District 3 Championship Track Meet at Sherman 10:30

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

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

13 Wasco Clean-up Day 9-1

13 High School District Track Meet 10:30 Sherman County School, Moro

14 MOTHERS’ DAY

15 Sherman County Court Executive Session for Interviews 9 Courthouse

16 Wasco County Crop Tour 8-12 Starting at The Dalles Auction Yard

16 Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators Meeting 12 Maupin

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 Sherman County Photography Club meeting 6 OSU Extension Office

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

28-29 Memorial Day Country Breakfast 7:30-10:30 N. Sherman Fire Hall, Wasco

29 MEMORIAL DAY

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

flower.zinnia1JUNE

1 Sherman County Fair Board 7 Fairgrounds

1 North Central Education Service District Board 6 Condon

2 Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting, Condon

2-4 Mid-Columbia Junior Livestock Show, Tygh Valley

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 4-H Camp Registration Deadline

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

14-16 Sherman County 4-H Camp

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

19-21 Annual Sherman Champions Sports Camp, Sherman County School

21 Sherman County Court 9

21 Summer Begins

21-24 OSU Summer 4-H Conference “100 Years of Advenures”

26 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10 The Dalles

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

29 Food Preservation Workshop for Kids & Adults 9-2 Extension Office 

flower.sunflower1JULY

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

5-7 4-H Junior Master Recycler Workshop 9 Sherman Extension Office

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

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

12 Sherman Senior & Community Center Advisory Group 12:30 Senior Center

24-28 4-H Healthalicious Cooking Workshops 9-1 Sherman Extension Office

wheat.head1AUGUST

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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