Sherman County eNews #255

CONTENT

  1. Memorial Service: Thelma Geraldine Sather 1918-2017, Aug. 26

  2. Sherman County Photography Club Meeting, Aug. 28

  3. Sherman County Back to School Night, Aug. 31

  4. Change Stopped at the Top

  5. Study Seeks Survey Response on Cemetery Use and Value

  6. The Chetco Bar Fire Update, 102,333 Acres, No Containment

  7. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do


1. Memorial Service: Thelma Geraldine Sather 1918-2017

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Thelma Geraldine Sather

 Born in Condon, Oregon, May 14, 1918

Died August 22, 2017 in The Dalles, Oregon, at the age of 99.

Memorial Service for Thelma Sather
Saturday, August 26th at 11:00 a.m.
Spencer, Libby, and Powell
1100 Kelly Ave. The Dalles, Oregon

Luncheon 1:30 p.m.

Sherman County Senior & Community Center
Moro, Oregon


2. Sherman County Photography Club Meeting, Aug. 28

Who: Open to anyone interested in photography, all skill levels welcome.

What: Sherman County Photography Club meeting

When: Monday, August 28th 6:00 pm

Where: Steve Burnet Extension & Research Building
66365 Lonerock Road, Moro


3. Sherman County Back to School Night, Aug. 31

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• 6:30 p.m. PK-12 Greeting in the EVENT CENTER

• 6:45 – 8:00 p.m. Dinner in the cafeteria, meet teachers & staff, visit classrooms, try your locker, get bus information, bring your supplies, return registration packets, meet the Boosters and PTO, shop for spirit gear, and much more!

Thursday, AUGUST 31, 2017
6:30 P.M.

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Questions?? Call the school at 541-565-3500


4. Change Stopped at the Top

Managers who want quality from their workforce need to hold themselves to the same high standards of quality. To borrow an old saying, “What’s good for the goose, is good for the gander” – or it should be.

You see, in the quest for total quality and continuous improvement, many managers forget about the role that they themselves play in bringing these things about. They don’t see the baggage they bring to work every day, but expect their employees to be totally focused on their jobs. Or they announce a new corporate ethic, but continue to behave as they always have because they don’t really think the new standard applies to them – or worse yet, they think their behavior already is in line with the corporate ethic.

There is no doubt about it. The companies showing the others how it’s done are characterized by management that is more receptive to change and more receptive to new ideas. The companies that will lead us into the future are the ones led by men and women who can do what is currently considered unusual, and do it comfortably.

They are risk-takers in their personal as well as professional lives and they see themselves – intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, economically – as experiments in continuous improvement. In other words, they are always “Under Construction” and they walk the talk.

In organizations, change typically starts at the top, but it can also be stopped there unless management makes a sincere effort to take its own standards of excellence to heart. What can you do as a manager, as an executive, as an employee, or as an owner to encourage continuous improvement? ~The Pacific Institute


5. Study Seeks Survey Response on Cemetery Use and Value

arrow-rightThe Public History of Cemeteries Survey

<https://goo.gl/forms/4fvWK7HQRuo4IBl62>

As part of a grant project funded by the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries, I am sending out a survey to incorporate into the website I am developing as the main part of the project. In the words of museum maven, Nina Simon from her book The Art of Relevance: “When you ask outsiders what is relevant to them, you don’t just learn what matters to them. You learn what matters to you, what protocols you are able or willing to shift and which you are not.”

The information gained from this survey will be invaluable to my goal of identifying what kind of interpretation people want to see at cemeteries. I appreciate your thought and effort on this survey and look forward to sharing the results with you! – Kirsten Straus


6. The Chetco Bar Fire Update, 102,333 Acres, No Containment

fire2The Chetco Bar Fire is 102, 333 acres, there is no containment at this time, 1,398 personnel are working to control the fire. The fire is approximately five miles northeast of Brookings, OR.

Yesterday, clear skies allowed aviation resources to drop retardant and water along containment lines on the western and southwestern portions of the fire. Throughout the night handcrews and dozers worked to build direct and indirect containment lines and patrol fire activity near homes.

The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the Chetco Bar Fire area. Strong, gusty winds (10-15mph with gusts up to 25mph) and low relative humidity are expected this 7 p.m. tonight through Saturday morning 11 a.m. As a result of the persistent winds and low relative humidity, fuels will be drier and prone to ignition from flying embers.

In preparation for the unfavorable weather conditions, known as the “Chetco Effect”, fire managers plan to take advantage of every opportunity to use aviation resources. On the ground, handcrews and dozers will continue building containment lines and providing structural protection throughout the fire area. Preparation efforts are focused in the western and southwestern portion of the fire.

Level 1, 2, and 3 Evacuation Levels are in effect for the Chetco Bar Fire. A map of the evacuation area can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/yaqhaaqc. Residents can sign up for an emergency alert system at http://tinyurl.com/CurryReverse911. The Red Cross is operating a shelter at Riley Creek Elementary, 94350 6th St. in Gold Beach, OR. Local residents are encouraged to review the evacuation levels of the Ready, Set, Go Program (wildlandfires.org).

Smoke impacts and haze are expected today along the coast in Gold Beach and Brookings-Harbor. Highway 101 will continue to have limited visibility due to fog and smoke. More information: https://wildlandfiresmoke.net/outlooks/2017/ChetcoBar#Overview

Reminder: Hunters and recreationists are reminded to avoid closed areas over the weekend. With your help, we can help our firefighters remained focused on suppression efforts.


7. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

bird.owl.limbSpace station transits sun during eclipse

How the viral ‘climber eclipse’ photos were shot

Report: Secretary of Interior recommends shrinking Oregon monument

Climate-Change Summary & Update

 

Pew Research: U.S. Active Military Presence Overseas

 

Prager U: Man on the Street: Income Inequality

No more hotels? New housing coming for ‘unplaced’ Oregon foster youth

Trey Gowdy Fights Back Tears As He Shocks IRS Official With The Truth 2016


 

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Sherman County eNews #254

CONTENT

  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar


1. Classifieds (new or corrected)

FRIDAY CLASSIFIEDS:

REMINDERS: 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, MADISON BELSHE! Madison, daughter of Martin and Molly Belshe, and granddaughter of Jim and Jerrine Belshe, graduated from Oregon State University in June with a degree in Agri-business.

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

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

4-H RAFFLE BASKETS! Get your tickets at the Sherman County Fair 4-H Pavilion for the drawing tomorrow! Support 4-H camp kids and counselors!  

NON-PROFIT OPPORTUNITY.  Sherman County Emergency Services has cans and bottles to donate to a non-profit.  If interested, please contact Shawn at 541-565-3100.

GIFTS & GOOD READS: THE MUSEUM STORE. The Sherman County Museum Store has some great items for gifts. Our new horse “Rusty” and “Farmer Cow” join old favorites “Dolly” and “Gallop” $19.99. Cool new stemless wine glasses with the Museum logo $8.95. Logo mugs $8.95. Goat Milk Soap in some new scents from Windrift Hill $3.95. Goat Milk Lotion & Body Butter $6.50 & $7.50. Good selection of books by Rick Steber, Jane Kirkpatrick and Craig Lesley $12.00-$18.00. Beautiful flour sack towels that make a nice gift, $8.95-$16.95. Cute burlap tote bag with a Sherman County Design $12.00. Sherman County Historical Museum and Store, 200 Dewey Street, Moro, Oregon. Open May 1st-October 31st, 7 days a week, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.    9/15

EMPLOYMENT:

FAMILY CARE COORDINATOR. Mid-Columbia Center for Living is seeking a Family Care Coordinator (QMHA) to work within Sherman County schools providing therapeutic services to students. Work examples include providing case management services, facilitating student individual and group skill building, and collaborating with MCCFL Sherman County Counselor for children needing outpatient or crisis treatment. This part-time (.6 FTE) position requires a Bachelor’s degree in a human services discipline and two (02) years’ experience in human services; OR a high school diploma and five (05) years of equivalent training and work experience. Experience working with families and children with severe emotional disturbances is preferred, as is being bilingual Spanish/English. Salary: $2,285 – $2,778 per month + benefits (some pro-rated). To view the full job announcement that includes the full range of duties and requirements, and to apply, visit the employment page at our website www.mccfl.org. A completed MCCFL employment application is required. MCCFL is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer.  9/8

ASSISTANT CHILD CARE PROVIDER. Part-time position available at ABC Huskies Child Care in Wasco. Experience preferred but will train. Must be a team player, child oriented and able to work flexible hours. For application and further details: 541-442-5024, email abchuskies@yahoo.com . Employment Application is available on our website at www.abchuskiesdaycare.com . 9/8

COUNTY COURT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. Sherman County is accepting employment applications for the position of County Court Administrative Assistant. This is a permanent, part-time position, 32hr/wk. or 0.80 FTE, Monday-Thursday, salary range $20-$27/hr. dependent on experience. Applicant must be knowledgeable in the operation of modern office equipment including computer systems and programs, possess effective written and oral communication skills, and make decisions independently using effective time management. For job description and/or application, contact the office of the Sherman County Court at 541-565-3416 or go online at http://www.co.sherman.or.us.  Submit completed application and resume to the Sherman County Court, P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 4, 2017.  Successful applicant must pass a criminal history background check. Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer. 9/1

PREVENTION COORDINATOR. Sherman County is accepting employment applications for the position of Prevention Coordinator. This is a part time position, 20-24 hr./week or .50/.60FTE, Monday-Friday; there is an option for flexible scheduling within the FTE, and potential for expansion. Partial benefits available. Applicant must value collaboration and be skilled in data collection, program implementation, and grant management. This position works closely with youth, the community, and other agencies to identify and implement strategies to prevent drug and alcohol abuse in Sherman County. This is an exciting opportunity to effect local change.  For job description and/or application, contact the office of the Sherman County Court at 541-565-3416 or online at http://www.co.sherman.or.us. Submit completed application and resume to the Sherman County Court, PO Box 365, Moro, OR 97039. Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm on Friday, September 1st. Successful applicant must pass a criminal history background check. Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer. 9/1

FOR SALE:

FIELDS OF WHEAT SWEATER KIT  https://www.imperialyarn.com/shop/kits/fields-wheat-sweater-kit

GIFTS & GOOD READS: THE MUSEUM STORE. The Sherman County Museum Store has some great items for gifts. Our new horse “Rusty” and “Farmer Cow” join old favorites “Dolly” and “Gallop” $19.99. Cool new stemless wine glasses with the Museum logo $8.95. Logo mugs $8.95. Goat Milk Soap in some new scents from Windrift Hill $3.95. Goat Milk Lotion & Body Butter $6.50 & $7.50. Good selection of books by Rick Steber, Jane Kirkpatrick and Craig Lesley $12.00-$18.00. Beautiful flour sack towels that make a nice gift, $8.95-$16.95. Cute burlap tote bag with a Sherman County Design $12.00. Sherman County Historical Museum and Store, 200 Dewey Street, Moro, Oregon. Open May 1st-October 31st, 7 days a week, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.    9/15

STUDDED TIRES ON RIMS. Studded tires, 245/75R-16 on GM Rims from Tahoe (5 Spoke Factory Alloy Wheels). 6 lug pattern (6 X 13927 MM). Lightly used asking $700 for wheels and tires. Can be seen in Grass Valley by contacting Jeanne @ 541-714-5740 (call or Text). 9/8 

WEATHERED OAK WINE BARREL ADIRONDACK CHAIRS. Weathered Oak Wine Barrel Adirondack Chairs – stationary $350, rocker $375 or the set for $650. Local Craftsman. Call for photos… 541-788-9497.  9/8

PROPERTY NEAR MORO. 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 Hillman tiffany@drysideproperty.com  11/10

FOR RENT OR LEASE:

APARTMENT FOR RENT. For Rent in Moro, OR is a beautiful 1 bedroom (possibly 2), 1.5 bath apartment. There is a second bonus room that could be used as a bedroom or office. Features an open floor plan, loft bedroom, stainless steel appliances, knotty alder cabinets, and custom woodwork throughout. The apartment is nestled in a barn which includes 3 stalls and a tac room. Plenty of fenced pasture for your horse(s) and a small yard for you to enjoy our beautiful sunsets. $850/month includes water and garbage. Applications and reference checks will be required. Call 509-250-0904 for more information or to make an appointment to view. 9/8

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

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENTS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

SCHOOL CLOTHES SCRAMBLE COORDINATOR. Sherman County School Clothes Scramble, an annual August event, will continue with the next volunteer. Following her 7th annual Scramble, Terri Earl has a file of information she will be glad to pass along. Please text or call Terri at 541-980-2959 for information. 8/25 

WANTED:

ART WORK FOR SHERMAN COUNTY COURTHOUSE ADDITION. The Sherman County Project Team is actively seeking Sherman County-themed art work for display in the courthouse addition currently under construction. The team is interested in any two-dimensional media (drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, etc) for display inside the addition. Deadline for submittal is August 31. For the initial screening, please provide an 8″ by 10″ color photograph or digital image of the proposed article. Include the dimensions of the actual article, if the size is fixed, along with a description of how the article relates to Sherman County and any relationship between the contributor and Sherman County. If the project team is interested in directly inspecting the article, arrangements will be made with the contributor to do so. We know there are several talented local artists and photographers out there and encourage each one to contribute. There is no restriction upon the number of articles that can be submitted for consideration. Sherman County will offer a stipend, the amount of which is to be determined, for each piece of art work acquired. Submittals can be made by mail to PO Box 282, Moro, OR 97039 or by email to debbieh@co.sherman.or.us Questions may be directed to the same email address. 8/25

FREE:

NEWSPAPER OBITUARIES from Sherman County newspapers, posted for family historians, were transcribed from microfilm by Chris Sanders. http://shermancountyoregon.com/obituaries/


2. Calendar (new or corrected) 

AUGUST

22-27 Sherman County Fair

25 Frontier TeleNet & Frontier Digital Network Board Meetings 9 Wasco Annex

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H Home Economics Contests 8

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Swine Showmanship 10

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Goat Showmanship 11

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Sheep Showmanship 1

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Beef Showmanship 2

25 Sherman County Fair Cattle Sorting Contests 7 Arena

26 Memorial Service: Thelma Geraldine Sather 11 The Dalles

26 Sherman County Fair Wellness Walk 8 Downtown Moro

26 Sherman County Fair Exhibit Parade 9:15 Fairgrounds

26 Sherman County Fair Queen’s Reception 10 Fairgrounds

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H Grand Champion All-Around Showmanship 12

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale 4-5

26 Sherman County Fair FFA Annual BBQ 5:30

26 Sherman County Fair Special Introductions 7:15 Arena

26 Sherman County Fair Bull Riding Contests 7:30-9

26 Sherman County Fair Dance with Countryfied in the Arena 9:30-1

26 Summer Concert in Condon, HYATUS 6:30-9:90

27 Sherman County Fair Cowboy Church with Susie McEntire 10:30

27 Sherman County Fair Demolition Derby 2 Arena

28 Sherman County Photography Club 6 OSU Extension Office, Burnet Bldg.

28 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority 11 The Dalles

31 Sherman County Back to School Day 6:30 Sherman County School

31-Sept. 3 Gilliam County Fair, Condon

SEPTEMBER

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

2 Painted Hills Festival in Mitchell

4 LABOR DAY

5 School resumes in Sherman County

6 Sherman County Court 9

6 Gilliam County Court 10

6 Wheeler County Court 10

6 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Moro Presbyterian Church

9 Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Program 1 Discovery Center

10 GRANDPARENTS’ DAY

11 PATRIOT DAY

11 Free Services, Cascadia Mobile Legal Clinic 11-2 Senior Center, Moro

12 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District 8:30 Moro

12 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Building

12 Mid-Columbia Center for Living Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

12 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

13 Sherman Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30 Senior Center, Moro

20 Sherman County Court 9

21 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District 4-5 Klickitat County

22 Autumn Begins

22 Sherman County School District Hall of Honor Reception & Awards

25 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10 The Dalles

26 Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Board Meeting

29 Association of Oregon Counties District 3 Meeting 10-2 TBD

OCTOBER

4 Sherman County Court 9

4 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Wasco Church of Christ

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

9 COLUMBUS DAY

10 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Board 8:30

10 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30

10 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

10 Mid-Columbia Center for Living Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

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

14 Oregon Historic Cemeteries Commission Workshop, Sherman County

18 Sherman County Court 9

19-20 Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference, Hood River

23 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 11 The Dalles

31 HALLOWEEN