Sherman County eNews #184

CONTENT

  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar


1. Classifieds (new or corrected)

FRIDAY CLASSIFIEDS:

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.

applause1 THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

THANK YOU! The Sherman Boys Basketball Program just completed its major fundraiser event of the year – The Sherman County Invitational sponsored by the Sherman County Athletic Foundation.  The event was a huge success with 17 teams from Oregon and Washington participating in the four day event in Moro.  The success of this event would not be possible without the generosity of so many and the countless hours donated by our parent and student volunteers.  I personally would like to thank those of you who helped as I know many of you put in long hours.  I also want to thank those who donated supplies: Mid Columbia Producers, Dinty’s Market, Stephen & Tamar Fritts, Trent & Jill Harrison, Evan & Deanna Christiansen, Jon & DeeAnn Ramos, Dowen & Jill Jones, Bill & Jill Martin, Doug & Sandi Martin, Todd & Espana Coles, Tom & Connie Martin and Chris Kaseberg.  Your support is very appreciated. ~Bill Blevins, Principal, Sherman County School, 541-565-3500

“What if, today, we were grateful for everything?” ~ Charlie Brown

THANK YOU! Sherman County Prevention would like to thank everyone who came to the Family Fair and helped make it a success! Despite the wind and brief rain, we had another excellent turnout! Thank you City of Moro for letting us use the park and for always keeping it in such beautiful shape, and to the Fair Board for allowing us to use the tables and chairs.  Shout out to the Junebug Boys for providing us with excellent music!  We would also like to thank our volunteers and partners for setting up such fun booths and activities.  We can’t wait to do this again next year! Thank you! ~Taylor Olsen, Sherman County Prevention Coordinator

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

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

THE MUSEUM STORE. Moro, Oregon.

EMPLOYMENT:

PART-TIME RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE. MCP is seeking applicants to join our team as a part time retail sales associate.  Our Farm Stores sell a variety of products from animal food and supplies, fencing and automotive products to household items and clothing.  This position will be based out of The Dalles, Oregon. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Cashier-Process customer orders
  • Maintenance of the facilities
  • Sell products and provide product information
  • Carry out and load farm store merchandise
  • Stock Farm Store with merchandise warehoused or stored in the lot or warehouse
  • Clean and rearrange merchandise as needed
  • Open and close store, lot and warehouse areas
  • Pick up orders from vendors
  • Deliver merchandise to Farm Store customers
  • Load and unload bales of straw, hay and feed

Requirements:

  • Lift, carry, push, or pull objects up to approximately 100 lbs.
  • Must possess basic computer knowledge and be able to navigate with little assistance
  • Must be able to accommodate a varying work schedule
  • Operate with initiative, commitment, strong work ethic & sense of urgency
  • Accurate and comfortable with math and currency
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Must be able to operate a vehicle with a GVW of 10,000 lbs. or more, with or without a trailer in tow
  • Will be required to work in all weather conditions

Schedule:
Schedule varies, store hours of operation will be Monday – Saturday 7:30 – 5:30.  Shifts are assigned as deemed necessary.

Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical, drug screen, background check and MVR.

Applications are available for download at www.mcpcoop.com  or be picked up at the main office in Moro.  Please send cover letter, application and resume to:

Mid Columbia Producers Attn: Brittany Dark, PO Box 344 Moro, OR 97039

PH: (541)565-2277      Fax: (503)536-6875

Brittany@mcpcoop.com Closing Date: July 8th, 2017, or Until Filled.

GRAIN FACILITIES OPERATOR. MCP is seeking applicants to join our team as a Grain Facilities Operator.  This full time position will be based in either Sherman or Gilliam County.  The role of a Grain Facilities Operator is to safely handle grain while rendering outstanding customer service to our patrons.  As an MCP employee you will have the opportunity to perform a wide variety of jobs within the department. The Facilities Operator holds the primary responsibility for the facility under their operation.  Daily functions include and are not limited to grain elevator operation, maintenance, housekeeping, receiving grain, loading barges, inventory management and the practice of environmental health and safety programs applicable to the operation of the facility.

Preferred:

  • Mechanical inclination, to be able to troubleshoot work on minor repairs
  • Grain and/or Seed Industry knowledge 

Required:

  • Ability to work well under pressure and deal tactfully with others
  • Able to conform to shifting priorities, responsibilities, strategies, demands and timelines
  • Strong personal and customer service skills. Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to climb ladders and work at heights up to 200 ft.
  • Periodically perform heavy labor
  • Be able to qualify for use of a dust and mist respirator
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • The ability to obtain a chemical applicators license with space fumigation endorsement

 Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical, drug screen, background check and MVR.  — As a prominent agribusiness company, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Including health insurance premiums currently paid 100% for the employee and their dependents, dental, vision and Rx coverage, 401k with company match, robust profit sharing plan, paid vacation, sick, holidays, and more.  Applications are available for download at www.mcpcoop.com or be picked up at the main office in Moro. Open Until Filled. Please send cover letter, application and resume to:

Mid Columbia Producers Attn: Brittany Dark, PO Box 344, Moro, OR 97039

Fax: (503)536-6875 PH: (541)565-2277

Brittany@mcpcoop.com  Mid Columbia Producers is an equal opportunity employer. 0/0

GRAIN OPERATIONS LABORER. MCP is seeking applicants to join our team as a Grain Operations Laborer.  This full time position will be based in either Sherman or Gilliam County.  The role of a Grain Operations Laborer is to safely handle grain while rendering outstanding customer service to our patrons.  As an MCP employee you will have the opportunity to perform a wide variety of jobs within the department. Including but not limited to maintenance, housekeeping, inventory management and the practice of environmental health and safety programs applicable to the operation of the facility.

Preferred:

  • Mechanical inclination, to be able to troubleshoot work on minor repairs
  • Grain and/or Seed Industry knowledge 

Required:

  • Ability to work well under pressure and deal tactfully with others
  • Able to conform to shifting priorities, responsibilities, strategies, demands and timelines
  • Strong personal and customer service skills. Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to climb ladders and work at heights up to 200 ft.
  • Periodically perform heavy labor
  • Be able to qualify for use of a dust and mist respirator
  • Valid Driver’s license

Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical, drug screen, background check and MVR.   

As a prominent agribusiness company, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Including health insurance premiums currently paid 100% for the employee and their dependents, dental, vision and Rx coverage, 401k with company match, robust profit sharing plan, paid vacation, sick, holidays, and more.  

Applications are available for download at www.mcpcoop.com or be picked up at the main office in Moro. Open Until Filled. Please send cover letter, application and resume to:

Mid Columbia Producers Attn: Brittany Dark, PO Box 344, Moro, OR 97039

Fax: (503)536-6875 PH: (541)565-2277

Brittany@mcpcoop.com  Mid Columbia Producers is an equal opportunity employer.  0/0

WEED CONTROL TECHNICIANS (2). The Sherman County Weed District is looking to fill 2 positions: Weed Control Technicians. These are full-time, seasonal positions with no benefits, $15.43/hour. Primary duties include: Surveying fields and canyons and identification of targeted noxious weeds; Marking, mapping and documenting data; servicing and repairing equipment. Weed Technicians will work outside, in the environment in all weather and in rough terrain.   Snakes and ticks are not uncommon within the project area.  The technicians will work as part of a team in Sherman County. Experience in operating off-road vehicles, pulling a trailer and use of GPS data is a plus. For more information and to receive an application, contact Rod Asher at 541-980-4345 or rasher@shermancounty.net

Sherman County Weed District, 66365 Lone Rock Road, Moro, OR 97039

Applications due by June 16th, 2017, or until filled.  0/0

FOR SALE:

HOUSE IN WASCO. 4 bedroom, 2 bath house with extended lot for RV or garden, 2 car garage, workshop in basement. 2 bedrooms on main floor, 2 large bedrooms on upper floor. Many recent inside improvements. $115,000 by owners. Shown by appointment. 541-467-2345 7/14

CONTINUING USED BOOK SALE at Wasco Annex (old grade school) in Wasco, Oregon. Used books only $5.00 per bag; books on tape, music cassettes and  VHS movies for 25 cents.  Stock up and give for gifts. All funds used for the purchase of new items for the library. ~ Danee Rankin, Librarian, Wasco City Community Library. 7/14

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

 CAREGIVER AVAILABLE. Would you like some help with meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation, etc.? I am a caring and honest woman with excellent references.  ~Synoma Olsen 541 993-6924  7/28

CANES & WALKERS. Wasco Methodist Church has a supply of canes and walkers that may be used at no charge.  The church will accept donations of any devices that would be helpful to people with limited mobility.  Please contact 541-442-5446 for more info. 0/0

SHERMAN COUNTY: FOR THE RECORD, Spring 2017 – Hot off the press!

LEAN-TO CAFÉ DAILY SPECIALS! Tuesday hamburgers, Wednesday soft tacos, Thursday chicken fried steak, Friday clam chowder and Saturday night prime rib. 541-442-5709 6/30

WHEELCHAIR to BORROW. The Sherman County Senior & Community Center recently received a donation of an electric wheelchair.  It is available for loan but batteries for the wheelchair must be provided by those using the chair.  For further information, please contact the manager at 541-565-3191.  6/30

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENTS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:  

SHERMAN COUNTY FAIR BOARD. Sherman County Fair Board is accepting letters of interest for a board position.  Letters should include your experience with our or other county fairs, how you have been involved or have helped out at a fair and the number of years, other community involvement, and your areas of strengths to contribute to our team. Requirements include Sherman County residency, attendance at monthly board meetings, committing to extra time and work days in August, and additional work days, meetings and trainings as they happen.  Send your letter to Sherman County Fair, P.O. Box 45  Wasco, OR  97065 or to shermanctyfair@hotmail.com to be received by July2nd.  Monthly board meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month.  Contact the Fair Board Secretary with questions and for further information @ shermanctyfair@hotmail.com or 541-980-1821.  6/30

WANTED:

HOST FAMILIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENTS.  Non-Profit Seeks Local Host Families for High School Exchange Students. ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few. — ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience. — The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests. — To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to www.host.asse.com to begin your host family application. Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today! — ASSE INTERNATIONAL (FORMERLY AMERICAN SCANDINAVIAN STUDENT EXCHANGE) IS A NON-PROFIT, PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANIZATION.  ASSE IS OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED AS AN EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, WAS FOUNDED BY THE SWEDISH MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, COOPERATES WITH THE CANADIAN PROVINCIAL MINISTRIES OF EDUCATION,  and the NEW ZEALAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. 7/28

FREE:

SHERMAN COUNTY, OREGON – A HISTORY COLLECTION  http://shermancountyoregon.com

LOST OR FOUND:

FOR RENT OR LEASE:

DUPLEX. One bedroom apartment. Located in scenic Grass Valley oregon. Locaterd 55 miles south east of The Dalles. 470 Sq ft. One bathroom. Older style home. Off street parking with views of the town and country. First, last and deposit. No pets. Garbage and water included in rent. $450. Text for pics or a tour. Looking forward to hearing from you. Eric Whitley. 541999517.  6/30


2. Calendar (new or corrected) 

flower.daisypinkJUNE

23 Sherman County School District Board Meeting 1 Library

23 Meeting: The Future of CRP in Sherman County 9-12 Fairgrounds

24 Jean Woodrum Celebration of Life 2 Wasco United Methodist Church

24 Maryhill Museum Family Festival: La Blouse Roumaine

26 Sherman County Photography Club Field Trip 

26 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 11-1 White Salmon

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

29 Frontier Regional 911 Agency Board Meeting 1 Condon

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

30 Sherman County Court Special Session, Biggs Service District Budget Hearing 10

flower.geraniumJULY

1 City-wide Garage & Yard Sale in Rufus 541-739-2321

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

1-4 Condon’s Fabulous Fourth of July Celebration

1 Harvesters’ Classic Softball Tournament 19 Condon

1 Cruz-In Car Show & Bluegrass Festival in Fossil

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

2 Dave Barnett Memorial Golf Tournament 10 Condon

2 Gilliam County Historical Society Depot Museum 1-5 Condon

3 4-Wheeler Rodeo 12 Fairgrounds in Condon

3 Artisans’ Market 4-7 Condon City Park

3 Paradise Rose Chuckwagon Dinner 5-8 Condon

3 Sherman County Courthouse will be closed.

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

4 INDEPENDENCE DAY

4 Breakfast in the Park, Windmill Classic Run, Program 8 & Parade 12, Condon

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

9 Book Presentation: “Pigs to Politics” by Bev Clarno 2-4 Wasco Annex

9 Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Celebration 1-4 Sorosis Park, The Dalles

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

eclipse1AUGUST

2 Sherman County Court 9

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

16 Sherman County Court 9

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


 

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