1. Spiritual Matters
I recently read this Book of the Bible for the first time in several years, and I was reminded what an amazing Book it is, full of wonderful words of Godly wisdom. I have decided to share some of my favorites.
1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
11:4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
14:12 There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.
15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
15:3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, watching the evil and the good.
16:2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, but the Lord weighs the motives.
19:21 Many are the plans in a human heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
21:23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue, guards his soul from troubles.
22:2 The rich and the poor have a common bond, the Lord is the maker of them all.
22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.
23:17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, but live in the fear of the Lord always.
28:13 He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.
31:30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Wasco Methodist Church
2. Classifieds (new or corrected)
Please 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
THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:
CONGRATULATIONS, Class of 2017 in the John Day River Territory!
A REUNION WELCOME to the first class to graduate from Sherman High School, the Class of 1957!
JOYFUL NEWS! [births, birthdays, engagements, weddings & anniversaries]
HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY, Charlotte Barnett!
WELCOME, Earl Son! Matthew and Laura (Criss) Earl of Moro welcome their third child and second son, Derek Wesley. Derek was born Sunday, May 14 at 12:27 a.m.; 10 lbs, 14 oz and 23 1/4″ long. He joins sister Abigail and brother James. Grandparents are Dean and Debbie Criss of Centralia, WA and Dave and Terri Earl of Grass Valley.
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:
CITY RECORDER. The City of Rufus is seeking a full-time City Recorder to perform day-to-day city office operations including billing, receiving water /sewer payments, preparing for city council meetings including the recording of the meeting minutes, follow-up with special projects for city enhancements and improvements, and other job duties as assigned by the Mayor. Individuals interested in the job must be professional and have exquisite communication skills. Must possess a valid driver’s license, pass a criminal background check, and be reliable, trustworthy and honest. Hours are flexible. Must be efficient in Excel and knowledgeable with computer skills. Job consists of 30-40 hours per week. Pay based on experience and qualifications. Only qualified individuals please apply. Job opportunity open until filled. Please send resumes to: City of Rufus, PO Box 27, Rufus, Oregon 97050. Pick up application at: City Hall, 304 W 2nd Street, Suite 100, Rufus, Oregon 97050, or call: (541)739-2321. 0/0
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)536-6875 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. 5/26
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
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
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
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. 5/26
NOTICE. NORTH SHERMAN COUNTY RFPD IS ACCEPTING BIDS FOR SURPLUS PROPERTY OWNED BY THE DISTRICT. The Board of Directors for North Sherman County RFPD has declared the property listed below as surplus to the needs of the Fire District, and has set minimum bids for each item — or will accept bids considered within reason:
1. 1988 Chevrolet K3500 Vehicle will be sold “as is”. Minimum bid — $1,000
2. Briggs & Stratton Pump Minimum bid — $100
3. Multiple miscellaneous items — each item valued at less than $50.00.
Bids must be mailed to North Sherman County RFPD PO Box 121 Wasco OR 97065 or delivered to Fire Station 2 at 400 Main St. in Rufus, Oregon. Bids must be enclosed in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Bid for Surplus Property” and include the name of the individual submitting the bid, phone number and mailing address. Bids will be accepted up to 2:00p.m. on June 13, 2017.
Bids will be opened during the June 13, 2017 Fire District Board meeting that will begin at 7:00p.m. in the District’s Fire Station 1 at 411 Yates St. in Wasco, Oregon. The Board of Directors for North Sherman County RFPD reserves the right to reject any or all bids or part of any bid. If you have any questions or would like to view any of this property, please contact District Chief Jeff Holliday at 541-705-5640. 6/9
NOTICE. SHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT SURPLUS SALE
Sealed bidding will close at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 with immediate announcement of bid results.
At the May 8, 2017 Regular Board Meeting of the Sherman County School District, the Board of Directors declared the following items to be offered as surplus:
(15) New metal fire rated door frames, various sizes
(6) Sections of lockers, various sizes
(Approximately 70) 4′ fluorescent light fixtures
(1) Large wooden teacher’s desk
(1) 1980 Dodge Pickup Truck with Dee Zee Tool box
(1) 1981 Toyota Pickup Truck
The process of selling these surplus items will be done through a sealed bidding process. This allows for a fair and open sale for interested parties. Bidders may view the items by calling (541) 565-3500 or by contacting Wes Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org and making an appointment with Sherman County School District. Sealed bids must be submitted using the official Bid Proposal Form that is available on the Sherman County School District website. http://shermancountyschooldistrict.weebly.com/
Sealed bids must be received by Sherman County School District located at 65912 High School Loop, Moro, OR prior to 3:00 p.m. on June 13, 2017. At 3:01 p.m. all bids will be read aloud in the meeting room of the Sherman County Public/School Library. By bidding, a potential purchaser is confirming their acceptance of these terms and conditions;
- All items are offered “As-Is” and “Where-Is” with no warranty or other guarantee as to its condition or fitness for any use or purpose;
- Purchaser agrees to remove surplus items within seven (7) days of winning the bid;
- Cash or checks will be accepted and must be made payable to Sherman County School District;
- There shall be no refunds and all sales are final.
Sherman County School District reserves the right to reject any or all bids received, to award any or all of the various items to separate bidders, to waive any informalities in the bids, and to award as best serves the interest of the District and the Public. All dimensions are approximate. 6/9
GRASS VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD SALES, MAY 26 & 27
Grass Valley Neighborhood Sales
Friday & Saturday, May 26 & 27
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Follow maps, balloons & signs!
Come to Buy or Come to Sell
Join in the fun!
Questions? Contact Terri Bibby email@example.com 5/26
TRUCK. $8,000.00. 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, 4wd, great condition, 104800 miles. Sturdy bull bar, new fan motor, new starter, new 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! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 5/26
SERVICES: [home, personal, appliance, landscape, fencing, cleaning, maintenance, janitorial, computer, construction, sewing, repairs, transportation, media, preschool, day care, restaurant, support & training]
- The Times-Journal – a weekly serving Wheeler, Gilliam & Sherman counties, P.O. Box 746, Condon, OR 97823 | 541-384-2411 email@example.com $35/year
- The Dalles Chronicle . http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/subscribe/
- The Goldendale Sentinel. 117 W. Main St., Goldendale, WA 98620 (509) 773-3777 | firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.goldendalesentinel.com/
- The Oregonian – Delivery. The Dalles Oregonian, P.O. Box 1367, The Dalles, OR 97058; 541-296-3600 email@example.com
- USA TODAY. Home delivery. Contact The Dalles Oregonian, P.O. Box 1367, The Dalles, OR 97058; 541-296-3600 firstname.lastname@example.org
VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENTS:
- City of Wasco http://www.wascooregon.com/index.html
- City of Moro http://www.cityofmoro.net/Home_Page.php
- City of Grass Valley https://www.grassvalleyoregon.com/experience
- City of Rufus http://www.cityofrufus.com/area-parks-attracations.html
- Eastern Oregon http://www.visiteasternoregon.com/
- John Day River Territory http://www.visiteasternoregon.com/explore/places/john-day-river-territory/
- Sherman County Visitor Center, Sherman County Historical Museum, May through October
- Oregon Raceway Park, Grass Valley http://oregonraceway.com/
- Sherman County Things to See & Do http://www.co.sherman.or.us/things_to_do_rivers.asp
CEMETERY OWNERSHIP & CONTACT INFO. The Oregon Historic Cemeteries Coordinator Kuri Gill requested information about Sherman County’s cemeteries. I agreed to round up this information – ownership and address with contact phone or email. Please help. ~ Sherry Kaseberg email@example.com
Daugherty Family Cemetery (private)
DeMoss Family Cemetery (private)
Michigan Cemetery (private)
Observer Farm Cemetery (private)
Rufus Pioneer Cemetery. 5/26
LOST OR FOUND:
FOR RENT OR LEASE:
3. Calendar (new or corrected)
26 Frederick Hill Funeral 10:30 St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles
26-27 Community Sales in Grass Valley, Memorial Day Weekend 9-4
27 Charlotte Barnett’s 100th Birthday Party 1:30 Grass Valley Pavilion
27 Joyce Decker Memorial Service 11 Wasco United Methodist Church
27 53rd Annual Eastern Oregon Half-Marathon 8 Spray, Oregon
27-28 70th Annual Spray Rodeo 541-468-2442
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
30 Sherman School Spring Awards Program 7
1 Sherman County Burn Ban Starts for Moro Fire District and North Sherman Fire District, which include the cities of Moro, Rufus and Wasco, burn barrels, incinerators and agricultural burning.
1 Sherman County Fair Board 7 Fairgrounds
1 North Central Education Service District Board 6 Condon
1 Sherman Senior Awards Program 7
2 Frontier TeleNet Budget 9 & Board 10 Meeting, Condon NCESD Bldg.
2 Growing Agri-Tourism Meeting, John Day River Territory 10-1 Spray, Oregon
2-4 Mid-Columbia Junior Livestock Show, Tygh Valley
3 Sherman County High School Graduation 11
3 Class of 1957 Reunion, 1st Class to Graduate from Sherman High School
3 Original Wasco County Courthouse Silent Movies & Meeting 1:30
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
8 Free Soil Health Field Day for Dryland Crops 9 Williams Ranch, 5900 Old Moody Rd.
9 Last Day of this School Year in Sherman County
9 Sherman County Family Fair 4-6:30 Moro City Park
9 4-H Camp Registration Deadline
9 Summer Concert in Condon, Wasteland Kings 6:39-9:90
9 Folksinger Woody Guthrie & BPA Dinner & Program 5 & 6 Discovery Center
10 Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society OrGenWeb Program 1 Discovery Center
10 Cascade Singers & Cascade Youth Choir 7 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
11 Cascade Singers & Cascade Youth Choir 3 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
11 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 Tourism Marketing Session for John Day River Territory Region 1-4:30 Condon
15 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 4 The Dalles
15 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facilities Board 1-3 The Dalles
15-18 Sherman Summer Invitational Tournament
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 11-1 White Salmon
27 Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Board 1-3 The Dalles
29 Food Preservation Workshop for Kids & Adults 9-2 Extension Office
1 First Saturday Art Walk & & Farmers’ Market 10-5 Moro
1-9 Experience Moro’s Quilt & Fiber Arts Displays & Activities
3 Sherman County Courthouse will be closed.
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
19 Sherman County Court 9
24-28 4-H Healthalicious Cooking Workshops 9-1 Sherman Extension Office
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
18-22 Outlaw Rodeo Bible Camp – Powell Butte, Oregon
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