Sherman County eNews #331

CONTENTS

  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:

THANK YOU! Thank you Sherry Kaseberg for all your years of volunteering and fundraising for the Sherman County Historical Society and Museum as you celebrate your 80th birthday this week. Thank you for sharing your birthday party as a benefit for the Museum! And thank you to everyone who so generously donated to the Sherman County Historical Society Endowment Fund and webpage update project in honor of Sherry’s birthday. Sherry, we appreciate all your years of service not only to the Sherman County Historical Society & Museum but also to the entire community of Sherman County! Happy 80th Birthday!

THANK YOU to everyone who honored my 80th birthday with contributions to our national award-winning Sherman County Historical Museum where I volunteered for many years. You make me smile. I made new friends, learned new skills and shared a lot of laughs, challenges and successes! Exceptional teamwork! The very best! It’s been a remarkable journey since 1982 and I’m grateful to have served! ~ Sherry Kaseberg

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

HAPPY 103rd BIRTHDAY, DEWEY THOMAS! Thank you for your services to country, county and town!

HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY, JERRY COLEMAN! Thank you for your services to our country, county and town!  

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

SHERMAN JR/SR BAND ITALIAN DINNER. A benefit for the Sherman Jr/Sr bands! Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at 6pm doors open at 5:45 p.m., Sherman School cafeteria. Dinner, music, raffle and silent auction. Questions? Call Jarek Bartels 541-565-3500.

TODAY!! SHERMAN COUNTY LIONS CLUB. Order Grapefruit and Oranges by Nov. 9. Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit and Naval Oranges (no seeds) 20# box for $20 or half-and-half for $20/box. Plan to pick yours up at the Holiday Bazaar at the Sherman County School around noon on December 2nd. Call Lion Nell Melzer 541-565-3517. 

SHERMAN COUNTY PRESCHOOL GALA OF TREES. Trees will be on display starting November 27th. Get your tickets ($5) now for a chance to win a unique, fun and fully decorated Christmas tree. Donors include RDO, MCGG, Rod McGuire, Apex/Little Wheats, Sherman Farm Chem and others. All proceeds support your local preschool.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT THE MUSEUM STORE – DECEMBER 2nd. The Sherman County Historical Museum Store in Moro, Oregon will be open for your Christmas shopping on Saturday, December 2nd from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Come shop, enjoy refreshments, and tour the Sherman County Historical Museum! Pick up the newly designed camper coffee mugs, cute farm animals that walk and talk, local authors newest books, stock up on goat milk lotion with the best deal around and $5 t-shirt sale for everyone on your list! Take a Walk on the Rural Side and we will see you on December 2nd at the Sherman County Historical Museum Store! For more information contact the Sherman County Historical Museum at 541-565-3232 or email info@shermanmuseum.org.

PLEASE. Please consider expressing your appreciation for Sherman County eNews by celebrating my 80th birthday with a modest contribution to the Sherman County Historical Museum where I’ve volunteered for many years. Your help with the endowment fund or website project will be a perfect gift! 80 cents, $1.80, $8, $80…. Here’s the address: Sherman County Historical Society Museum, Attn: Endowment Fund or Website Update, P.O. Box 173, Moro, OR 97039. You will be appreciated! Thank you!  ~Sherry Kaseberg, Editor/Publisher, Sherman County eNews since 1999

EMPLOYMENT:

DIRECTOR. Sherman County Senior & Community Center Director.  Sherman County is accepting employment applications for the position of Senior Center Director at the Sherman County Senior & Community Center. Position is permanent part-time salaried, 20hr/week. Responsibilities include scheduling use of Center facilities, supervising employees, maintaining and monitoring senior programs and contracts for compliance to ensure funding, receiving fees and delivering revenue to the Fiscal Officer, and other duties as assigned.    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.usSubmit completed application and resume to the Sherman County Court, P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039. Position open until filled. Successful applicant must have or be willing to obtain a Food Handlers Card and pass a criminal history background check. Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer. 12/1

MORO CITY ADMINISTRATOR. Position open for the City of Moro to be filled immediately. Proficiency in computer and office skills required.  Experience in Accounting, Budget and Payroll would be helpful. Starting pay is $15/hour, possibly higher, depending on experience, plus benefits.  Pick up an application at the Moro City Hall Office located at 104 1st Street, Moro, or request an application via email at moro@embarqmail.com.  Mail or E-Mail completed application along with a cover letter and a copy of resume to – City of Moro – Job Search, PO Box 231, Moro, OR 97039 or moro@embarqmail.comFor further information contact Kari Silcox at 541-565-3535.  The City of Moro is an equal opportunity employer.  The Council reserves the right to reject any or all applicants. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 27th, 2017.  11/24

BASKETBALL REFEREES. Seriously! In case you missed them, articles describing the critical shortage of referees for school athletics were published in The Dalles Chronicle and The Times-Journal in recent days: “The number of referees available to preside over basketball games in five counties has declined to the point that it could soon adversely affect the ability of young athletes to compete. … more officials are needed to take a neutral point of view and make spot decisions that enforce the rules of the game for students from fifth grade through high school. There are currently 37 referees but 50 are needed to make sure there are two on the floor at every competition…”  Read the full story here: http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/news/2017/oct/25/referee-shortage-critical-region/.  See the related story in The Times-Journal this week. 11/24

COACHES. Sherman County School Coaching Opportunities! Coaching positions are currently available in the following areas:

Winter

5th-8th Boys Basketball (2 positions)

5th-8th Girls Basketball (1 position)

Spring

Boys and Girls HS Track & Field (Head Coach)

Boys and Girls HS Track & Field (Assistant Coach)

Boys and Girls Tennis (Head Coach)

Criminal record check and pre-employment drug testing will be required for all positions. For further information and application materials please email Gary Lewis at glewis@sherman.k12.or.us or Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us. Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TELLER. Bank of Eastern Oregon is now hiring for a part-time Teller at their Moro branch to work 30 hours/week, Monday-Friday. Incumbent should have previous cash handling & customer service experience, and be proficient in use of computers; previous banking experience a plus. We offer competitive salary, health benefits, vacation & sick pay, 401(k) plan with employer match & ESOP, discretionary cash bonus, and Teller certification incentive pay. Successful candidate must pass a pre-employment drug, credit, and background screening. Interested and/or qualified applicants may apply at www.beobank.com, click on Career Opportunities link. Bank of Eastern Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Application closing date: 11-12-2017  11/10 

SENIOR CENTER CLEANING STAFF. Sherman County is accepting letters of interest for the position of Senior Center Cleaning Staff. This is a limited-hour position, 2-4hr/wk, no benefits. Hourly pay rate to be determined. Applicant must make decisions independently using effective time management. Please submit letter and/or resume to Sherman County Court, P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039. Position open until filled. Successful applicant must pass a criminal history background check. Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer.

FOR SALE:

HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE & NOVELTY GIFTS. Considerately Handcrafted furniture and novelty gifts, created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels, ready for Christmas. ~Kevin Kaseberg | The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | 541-993-4282  | https://www.oldwoodnbarrels.com/ 12/29

FABRIC for 4-H. 4-H Rewards at JoAnn Fabric.  Save 15% with JOANN 4-H Rewards! Current & lifetime 4-H members, parents of members, volunteers and 4-H staff can save 15% off total in-store and online purchases every day with 4-H Rewards. JOANN will give a minimum of 2.5% of every eligible transaction to support 4-H programming. 12/1

STUDDED TIRES 245/75R-16 on GM Alloy Rims from Tahoe (5 Spoke Factory Alloy Wheels). 6 lug pattern (6 X 13927 MM).  Lightly used, asking $700 for wheels and tires. Sold the vehicle and the new owner did not need the studded set. Can be seen in Grass Valley by contacting Jeanne @ 541-714-5740 (call or Text).  12/29

1.5 ACRE LOT. New Price on 1.5 acre lot just outside of Moro. A chance to own 1.5 acres close to town but in the country in Sherman County. 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. $50,000. http://www.rmls.com/report/17410095 ~ Tiffany Hillman tiffany@drysideproperty.com  12/29

PROPERTY IN GRASS VALLEY. For sale by owner. Utilities are accessible. $60,000 or best offer. Contact Deb Miller deb.miller0530@gmail.com or 509-750-9707.  12/01

FOR RENT OR LEASE:

SERVICES:

PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS. Now is the time to book a photo session! The holidays are just around the corner! Schedule a session now to have prints available for the holiday season. Now is also the time to capture the fall colors before they are gone for the year. Photo sessions start at $150.00. Contact me soon for Senior pictures, family photo sessions, weddings, engagements, and more. Also check out the photos from football and volleyball this season: http://www.jeremylanthorn.com/2017-2018/Sherman-Fall-Sports   11/20

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2. Calendar (new or corrected)

American flag2NOVEMBER

11 VETERANS DAY

11 Jerry Coleman’s 90th Birthday Celebration Honoring Veterans 6 Rufus Tavern

11 Coffee & Cookies with Veterans 10-12 Wasco School Events Center

14 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting 8:30

14 Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting

14 Columbia Gorge Community College Board Meeting 5 Hood River Campus

14-16 Association of Oregon Counties Conference

15 Sherman County Court will not be in session.

15 Hood River CORE Pesticide Training

16 Solid Waste Advisory Committee 10:15  419 East 7th, The Dalles

16 Annual Italian Sherman Jr/Sr Band Dinner 5:45 Sherman School Cafeteria

16 Sherman County Veggie Rx Celebration 5:30 Senior Center

16 Soil pH Workshop 8-4 Shilo Inn, The Dalles

18 Condon’s Fall Festival 10-2

18 Northwest Women in Ag Conference http://womeninag.wsu.edu/

18 Wasco Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting in The Dalles

18 Community Thanksgiving Dinner 5 Moro Community Presbyterian Church

23 THANKSGIVING DAY

27 Sherman County Photography Club 6 Steve Burnet Research & Extension Bldg.

27 Sherman County Preschool Gala of Trees Display Opens

28 Screenagers Movie: GROWING UP IN THE DIGITAL AGE 6 School Cafeteria 

Christmas.holly1DECEMBER

2 Holiday Shopping at The Museum Store 10-3 Sherman County Museum, Moro

2 Cascade Singers’ Holiday Concert 7 Zion Lutheran Church, The Dalles

3 Cascade Singers’ Holiday Concert 3 Zion Lutheran Church, The Dalles

6 Sherman County Court 9

6 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Wasco Methodist Church

7 PEARL HARBOR DAY, 1941

8 Community Renewable Energy Association Board Meeting 10-1

11 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10 The Dalles

12 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30

12 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2

12 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3

13 Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting 10 Moro

13 Mid-Columbia CORE Pesticide Training 9:30-3 CGCC

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

14 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Board Meeting 1 NORCOR, The Dalles

14 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 4-5 Hood River

20 Sherman County Court 9

21 Winter Begins

24-20 Sherman County School District Christmas Vacation

25 CHRISTMAS DAY

30 6th Max Nogle Dinner/Auction/Dance w/Countryfied, Grass Valley Pavilion

clock.793JANUARY

3 Sherman County Court 9

9 Sherman County Watershed Council Meeting 8

9 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting 8:30

9 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2

9 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3

10 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory 12:30

12 Community Renewable Energy Association Board Meeting 10-1


 

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Sherman County eNews #330

CONTENTS

  1. Annual Italian Sherman Jr/Sr Band Dinner, Nov. 16

  2. Flavoring the Day Ahead

  3. Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting, Nov. 14

  4. “Give Thanks” Sherman County Veggie Rx Celebration, Nov. 16

  5. A Gala of Trees for Sherman County Preschool Starts Nov. 27

  6. Holiday Shopping at The Museum Store, Dec. 2

  7. Arts & Culture Social, Nov. 14

  8. Sherman County Emergency Services September & October Activity Reports


1. Annual Italian Sherman Jr/Sr Band Dinner, Nov. 16

Italian Sherman Jr/Sr Band Dinner

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Thursday Nov 16, 2017 at 6pm doors open at 5:45 pm
Sherman School cafeteria
Dinner, music, raffle and silent auction
A benefit for the Sherman Jr/Sr bands
Questions call Jarek Bartels 541-565-3500


2. Flavoring the Day Ahead

Do you know that the words you use are not only a reflection of your attitudes, but that the words you choose can also create an attitude?  Today, let’s take that thought a little further.

Research has proven that human beings think with words. Those words create pictures in our minds, and because of past experiences and personal histories, emotion (or emotions) get attached to those pictures, automatically. This happens regardless of each individual’s native language, because it is the words that are the initial trigger.

As an example, Seattle basketball legend Lenny Wilkens was asked what had served him well over the years. He replied, “I wake up in the morning and say, ‘Good morning, God,’ rather than, ‘Good God, it’s morning.'”

How many of us fall back on the second comment – or something similar – and then find we have to drag ourselves out of bed, stand in the shower trying to convince ourselves we want to get up, and then find we “fight” traffic all the way to work. All the while, we are pushing back against the “have to” of starting our day. This “have to” attitude has a good chance of flavoring the rest of the day with something sour.

How much better would life be if we started each day with a little appreciation for yet another opportunity to contribute to the betterment of the world – even in the smallest manner? A simple, heartfelt smile to the folks on the bus becomes a nearly effortless “pass along,” a positive contagion for the rest of the day.

Ask yourself, how did I start my day today? If it did, indeed, impact the way you saw the rest of today, then ask yourself, how do I want to start the day tomorrow? The choice is ours to make, regardless of where we are when we start our days. So, what will you choose? ~The Pacific Institute


3Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting, Nov. 14

The Sherman SWCD will be having their monthly district board meeting Tuesday November 14th at 9:30 a.m. with a work session from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Meeting will be held at the district office at 302 Scott Street Moro, Oregon. Public is welcome to attend.


4. “Give Thanks” Sherman County Veggie Rx Celebration, Nov. 16

Come join a “Give Thanks Celebration” to celebrate this first year of Veggie Rx, a prescription voucher program for fresh fruits and vegetables, in Sherman County.  The celebration will be Thursday, November 16, 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the Sherman County Senior Center.  All are welcome.  Shop for seasonal fruits and vegetables brought by the Gorge Grown Food Network mobile market.  Enjoy food demonstrations and cooking tips, pick up some free goodies and samples, sign up for a raffle prize, and celebrate healthy living in Sherman County.

Sherman County residents are enjoying greater local access to fresh fruits and vegetables, thanks to the impact of the Veggie Rx program.  Local health care providers, including Sherman Medical Clinic, Mid-Columbia Center for Living and the North Central Public Health District WIC program “prescribe” free voucher coupons to families who are experiencing food insecurity, such as skipping meals or running out of food before the end of the month.  The vouchers are redeemable for fresh fruits and vegetables at local grocery stores including Huskey’s 97 in Moro, the Wasco Market, and Family Market in Rufus.  The vouchers were a big hit at the summer farmers’ market held in Moro this summer, with “Hans the Produce Man” and Ryan Loop of Prairie Fish Farm in Moro accepting Veggie Rx coupons.

The increased demand for fresh fruits and vegetables at these local grocers, driven by the Veggie Rx vouchers, has enabled store managers to increase their inventory of produce, which has been a great benefit to all shoppers.  Many Sherman County residents enjoyed the summer farmers market in downtown Moro, which ran through the summer months once a week and on the first Saturday of each month.

The Veggie Rx program was funded by the Sherman Local Community Advisory Council, through a grant from the Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization.  In additional to the medical providers, other supporters for Veggie Rx and the “Give Thanks Celebration” include OSU Sherman County Extension, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Inc., Moda and Advantage Dental.


5. A Gala of Trees for Sherman County Preschool Starts Nov. 27

Christmas.TreeIt’s that time of year again!! Sherman County Preschool will once again be hosting the Gala of Trees. The trees will be on display starting Nov 27th. Get your tickets now ($5) for a chance to win a unique, fun, and fully decorated Christmas tree!

Donors this year include: RDO, MCGG, Rod McGuire, Apex/Little Wheats, Sherman Farm Chem and many more!! All proceeds support your local preschool!


6. Holiday Shopping at The Museum Store, Dec. 2

m_returnMoro, OR – The Sherman County Historical Museum Store in Moro, Oregon will be open for your Christmas shopping on Saturday, December 2nd from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Come shop, enjoy refreshments, and tour the Sherman County Historical Museum! Pick up the newly designed camper coffee mugs, cute farm animals that walk and talk, and local authors’ newest books. Stock up on goat milk lotion with the best deal around and the $5 t-shirt sale for everyone on your list! Take a Walk on the Rural Side and we will see you on December 2nd at the Sherman County Historical Museum Store!

For more information contact the Sherman County Historical Museum at 541-565-3232 or email info@shermanmuseum.org.


7. Arts & Culture Social, Nov. 14

If you have an interest in Arts and Culture in the Columbia River Gorge, you are invited to a gathering of like-minded people, Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon. Find out how Oregon Cultural Trust can grow your year-end tax gift. This is a free event, and the public is welcome. Light appetizers will be served and a no-host wine and beer selection will be available. For information call Carolyn Purcell at 541-296-8600 ext. 245, or visit www.gorgediscovery.org

This event is for everyone, from the general public looking for ways to maximize their year-end tax giving, to stakeholders for non-profit Arts & Cultural organizations and federally-recognized Tribes who wish to learn more about Oregon Cultural Trust and how to benefit from their grant program and becoming partner organizations.


8. Sherman County Emergency Services September & October Activity Reports

North Sherman County RFPD

September & October 2017 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
       
9-07 8:20 PM Chest Pain Wasco
9-09 6:06 PM Motor Vehicle Crash I-84  MP# 104
9-11 11:09 AM Ambulance Assist Biggs
9-12 12:34 AM Assault Wasco
9-13 11:29 AM Ambulance Assist Wasco
9-20 7:49 PM Ambulance Assist Wasco
9-24 2:16 PM Grass Fire I-84  MP# 101
10-04 7:23 PM Car vs. Deer Hwy 206 MP# 3
10-08 3:36 PM Vehicle Fire I-84  MP# 108
10-12 3:47 PM Ambulance Assist Rufus
10-13 7:50 AM Ambulance Assist Rufus
10-13 3:04 PM Lift Assist Rufus
10-16 2:56 PM Fire Grain Elevator in Biggs
10-20 2:12 PM Motor Vehicle Crash I-84  MP# 102
10-21 7:53 AM Motor Vehicle Crash I-84  MP# 104
10-29 4:10 AM Lift Assist Wasco

Sherman County Ambulance

October 2017 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
       
10/03 12:32 PM Cardiac Arrest Azure
10/04 3:03 PM Chest Pain LePage Boat Ramp
10/04 7:22 PM Car vs. Deer US 206  MP# 3
10/08 8:20 PM Chest Pain Rufus
10/10 2:20 PM Dislocated Hip Moro
10/12 3:37 PM Unknown Medical Rufus
10/13 8:11 AM Fall Victim Rufus
10/13 10:00 AM Unknown Medical Wasco
10/13 5:29 PM Fall Victim Rufus
10/13 8:15 PM Fall Victim Wasco
10/16 2:46 PM Chest Pain Biggs
10/20 2:12 PM Motor Vehicle Crash – Rollover I-84  MP# 102
10/20 6:45 PM Football Standby Sherman High School
10/21 7:53 PM Motor Vehicle Crash I-84  MP# 104
10/29 4:10 AM Lift Assist Wasco 

~ Shawn Payne, Sherman County Emergency Services