Sherman County eNews #201

CONTENT

  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar


1. Classifieds (new or corrected)

REMINDER: 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

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THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

COMMENDABLE! 35th Year! The Sherman County Historical Society’s Editorial Team put Sherman County: For The Record, Vol. 35, No. 1, in the mail to members this week. Gladys Wesley, Editor, her editorial team — Terri Bibby, Dorothy Benson, Lowell Smith, Janet Pinkerton, Nancy Allen and Sheri Carlson, and authors for this edition – Terri Bibby, Keith Mobley, Eilene Eslinger, Leta Ann Eslinger Reckmann, Amber Tilton, Sherry Kaseberg, Dorothy Coyle Blagg, Jean Zevely Anderson, and Bud Root, are to be commended for continued preservation of local stories, records and photographs. Get your copy by contacting Sherman County Historical Society, P.O. Box 173, Moro, OR 97039 or info@shermanmuseum.org or at the Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro! 10% discount for members.

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

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

THE MUSEUM STORE. “Pigs to Politics” by Bev Clarno $29.95. Museum members receive a 10% discount. The national award-winning Sherman County Historical Museum is open daily 10-5 May through October in Moro, Oregon.  7/7

SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY SERVICES. Often we forget that someone else’s grandparents paid for our education….thru taxes, and with their contributions and labor for our community services such as churches and cemeteries. Three of the local cemeteries remind me that I can help maintain those services for my family and my friends. Thanks for those reminders.  When my children were young, lower income and higher expenses made it hard to be generous.  As a grandmother, I want to support these things for my family and friends. Keep up the good work. As a non-helping senior I and my friends should be willing to participate in this small manner! ~Nell Melzer 7/7

EMPLOYMENT:

WEED CONTROL TECHNICIAN. Lower Deschutes Cooperative Weed Management Area. Hiring (2) Full-time seasonal Weed Technicians. Technicians will hike and survey the canyons of the Lower Deschutes River in search of targeted noxious weeds. Please contact Dan Son or Rod Asher for more information. 503-858-4191 or 541-980-4345
dson@shermancounty.net, rasher@shermancounty.net   7/28

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. 7/7

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. 7/7

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.  7/7

FOR SALE

HONDA ACCORD. 2003 Honda Accord Coupe. 200k miles. Runs great. Regular maintenance. 2 brand new tires and aligned in April. $3500 or best reasonable offer. Brett 541 993 4551. 7/21

ACREAGE. A chance to own 1.5 acres close to Moro but still in the country. All utilities are available. This property is waiting for you to bring your house plans and call it home. Subject to final short plat approval, taxes to be determined. $55,000 RMLS# 17410095 tiffany@drysideproperty.com 7/14

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]

DISCOUNTED PHOTO SESSIONS. It’s not too early to get senior photos taken care of! Do you want your senior pictures in or around the wheat fields or to include them as a part of your photo session? If so act now before harvest starts! I’m offering $25.00 off a photo session (senior, family, couple, etc.) between now and the start of harvest. Contact me soon to get a discounted rate and get a photo session completed before harvest starts. ~ Jeremy Lanthorn  JeremyLanthorn.com  Jlanthorn@gmail.com (541) 993-2446   (541) 333-2013  7/28

OREGON HERITAGE BULLETINS provide technical information and tips on topics of interest to organizations and individuals involved in heritage. The first list below is a complete listing of Heritage Bulletins, followed by groups of Bulletins by topic: Historic Cemeteries, Historic Places, Organizational Support & Collections. Visit http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/Pages/Bulletins.aspx  7/21

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. 7/28

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENTS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

WANTED:

YOUR STORIES: JOHN DAY DAM, RAILROADS, HIGHWAYS & BRIDGE. Did you or someone in your family come to this area to build the John Day Dam or the freeway? Sherman County Historical Society’s editor for Sherman County: For The Record, Gladys Wesley, is interested in your story! In 2018, it will be 60 years since construction began in 1958. What effect did it have on Sherman County, the schools and housing? Were you the new kid in school? Do you have photographs to illustrate your stories? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has the material facts. Only you can tell your story! Sherman County: For The Record will feature the John Day Dam next year. Please contact Gladys Wesley at moroglad@embarqmail.com or Sherman County Historical Society at info@shermanmuseum.org. 7/21

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

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2. Calendar (new or corrected) 

wheat.fourJULY

7-9 Caledonian Games, Athena http://www.athenacaledoniangames.org

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

10 Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting 7 Library

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

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

12 Sherman Museum Kids’ Pioneer Day 8:30-12:30

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

12 Wasco School Advisory Board Meeting 6 Wasco School

15 Afternoon of Dance and an Evening of Stargazing at Maryhill Museum

19 Sherman County Court 9

20 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility Board Meeting 10 The Dalles

21 Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting 9 NCESD Building, Condon

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

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

26 Tri-County Courts’ Meeting 10 Wheeler County (Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler)

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

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

8 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Building

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

8 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

9 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory 12:30 Senior Center

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

27 Demolition Derby, Sherman County Fair

28 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority 11 The Dalles


 

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