Sherman County eNews #336

CONTENTS

  1. Spiritual Matters

  2. Classifieds

  3. Calendar


1. Spiritual Matters 

church.family1Words To Live By

What a wonderful world it would be if we all lived our lives by these words…

“Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity. Be worthy of the trust of thy neighbor, and look upon him with a bright and friendly face. Be a treasure to the poor, an admonisher to the rich, an answerer of the cry of the needy, a preserver of the sanctity of thy pledge. Be fair in thy judgment, and guarded in thy speech. Be unjust to no man, and show all meekness to all men. Be as a lamp unto them that walk in darkness, a joy to the sorrowful, a sea for the thirsty, a haven for the distressed, an upholder and defender of the victim of oppression. Let integrity and uprightness distinguish all thine acts. Be a home for the stranger, a balm to the suffering, a tower of strength for the fugitive. Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light unto the feet of the erring. Be an ornament to the countenance of truth, a crown to the brow of fidelity, a pillar of the temple of righteousness, a breath of life to the body of mankind, an ensign of the hosts of justice, a luminary above the horizon of virtue, a dew to the soil of the human heart, an ark on the ocean of knowledge, a sun in the heaven of bounty, a gem on the diadem of wisdom, a shining light in the firmament of thy generation, a fruit upon the tree of humility.”

~ Baha’i Writings

Happy Thanksgiving!

Baha’i Faith

Erling and Pat Jacobsen, Rufus

www.bahai.org


2. Classifieds (new or corrected)

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:

applause1THANK YOU! Special thanks to Tom Lepinski for coordinating the Coffee Time with Veterans on Veterans’ Day, Saturday, November 11 at Wasco School Events Center. Thank you to Jessie Fuhrer, Melissa Kirkpatrick and Carol MacKenzie and everyone who contributed goodies for the “chat and chew” with our veterans! A good time was had by all! Thank you, Veterans, for your years of service! ~City of Wasco

THANK YOU! The Times-Journal, on November 9th, published a picture of our friend Dewey Thomas as he celebrated his 103rd birthday with family and friends in Wasco, and articles about Rep. Huffman’s resignation from the Oregon House, Sen. Ferrioli’s resignation from the Oregon Senate, Sherman County Court actions, Frontier TeleNet’s meeting of November 3rd, and the local football teams, among other current topics of interest. We look forward to the weekly news of Sherman, Gilliam & Wheeler counties! ~The Editor.  P.S. A subscription to The Times-Journal makes a fine Christmas or birthday gift … and strengthens our collective informed citizenship! 

JOYFUL NEWS!:

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

SHERMAN COUNTY FOOD BANK & WASCO SCHOOL EVENTS CENTER. Wasco School Events Center is sponsoring Bingo and a Soup Dinner fundraiser to benefit the Sherman County Food Bank on December 3rd from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. It will be held in the Leland Schwendel Auditorium at the Wasco School Events Center (formerly the Wasco Annex). Cost for the meal is $6 or $20 for a family of 4 or more. Bingo will start at 3:00 pm and we will play 10 rounds at $1 per card or a donation of a can of vegetables per card. Prizes will be gift baskets donated by local businesses. Hope to see you on the 3rd for some good food and fun Bingo! Prizes will be on display at the Events Center if you want to take a peek prior to the 3rd.

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 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. 

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.

sign.forsaleFOR SALE:

FIRE SALE. Second Hand Made is having one last Fire Sale. Going-out-of-Business Sale on Friday the 24th through Sunday the 26th from 10 to 4 at the Wasco School Events Center. Stop by and check it out! We will honor any outstanding gift certificates.
11/24

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   11/24

NEWSPAPERS

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3. Calendar (new or corrected) 

NOVEMBER

16 Veggie Rx Celebration & Mobile Market 5:30-7 Senior Center, Moro

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

21 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting

23 THANKSGIVING DAY

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

27 Sherman County Preschool Gala of Trees Display Opens

28 Mid-Columbia Community Action Council

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

DECEMBER

1 Festival of Trees 6 Civic Auditorium, The Dalles

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

2 Condon Light Festival and Parade 5:30 Condon

2 Holiday Open House 9-5 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Columbia R. Trading Co.

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

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

3 Bingo/Soup Dinner Benefit-Sherman County Food Bank 2-4 Wasco School Events Center

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

JANUARY

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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