Sherman County eNews #341

CONTENTS

  1. Notice. North Central ESD Early Intervention Program Annual Meeting, Nov. 27

  2. Notice. Sherman County Court to Meet, Nov. 30

  3. 2017-18 Sherman Middle School Girls & Boys Basketball Schedule

  4. The World Around Us

  5. The English Plural According to George Carlin

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


You know, there is only one thing in life over which we have complete control, and that is what goes on inside our minds. When you choose to take charge of your thoughts, of the things you tell yourself, you become very powerful. Certainly, you may feel disappointment when things go wrong, but you can choose to see all the setbacks as temporary. You can choose to use them as opportunities to grow, and you’ll develop the ability to quickly bounce back when you hit an obstacle, as well as the incredible strength that comes from standing up to adversity. ~ Lou Tice


1. Notice. North Central ESD Early Intervention Program Annual Meeting, Nov. 27

North Central ESD, Early Intervention program will be holding its annual LICC meeting in conjunction with the Early Childhood meeting on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 12:30 pm. We will be meeting in the conference room of the ESD building in Condon, OR. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you have any questions please contact Kalie Rolfe, EI/ECSE Director at krolfe@ncesd.k12.or.us.


2. Notice. Sherman County Court to Meet, Nov. 30

ShermanCoLogoSherman County Court will meet on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in the Office of the County Court at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039 in executive session in accordance with ORS 192.660 (2) (i) Personnel for the purpose of holding interviews for the Sherman County Senior Center Director and Cleaning staff positions.


3. 2017-18 Sherman Middle School Girls & Boys Basketball Schedule

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DATE DAY OPPONENT SITE 5/6 GIRLS 5/6 BOYS 7/8 GIRLS 7/8 BOYS
Dec. 4 Mon. Horizon Christian Moro 5:00 4:00 4:00 5:00
               
Dec. 8 Fri. South Wasco Maupin 3:00 4:00 5:00 6:00
               
Dec. 11 Mon. Dufur Moro 5:00 4:00 4:00 5:00
               
Dec. 14 Thurs. Bye Bye 5:00 4:00 4:00 5:00
               
Jan. 8 Mon. Arlington Moro 5:00 4:00 4:00 5:00
               
Jan. 11 Thurs. Condon Condon 5:00 4:00 4:00 5:00
               
Jan. 15 Mon. Arlington Arlington 3:00 3:00 4:00 4:00
               
Jan. 18 Thurs. Horizon Christian Hood River 12:00 11:00 11:00 12:00
               
Jan. 22 Mon. South Wasco Moro 5:00 4:00 4:00 5:00
               
Jan. 25 Thurs. Dufur Dufur 5:00 4:00 4:00 5:00
               
Jan. 29 Mon. Dufur Moro 5:00 4:00 4:00 5:00
               
Feb. 1 Thurs. Bye Bye 5:00 4:00 4:00 5:00
               
Feb. 5 Mon. Condon Moro 5:00 4:00 4:00 5:00
               
Feb. 8 Thurs. Bye Bye 3:00 4:00 5:00 6:00

 

5/6 Girls Coach:   Kari Peters            5/6 Boys Coach:  TBD

7/8 Girls Coach:   Samantha Smith     7/8 Boys Coach:   TBD

Athletic Director:  Gary Lewis              Principal:    Mike Somnis

Superintendent:   Wes Owens


4. The World Around Us

To some extent, each of us is affected by the environment around us. But, when your happiness depends on what goes on around you, you are in trouble.

Have you ever thought about what happens when we let what goes on in our environment determine how we feel on the inside?  When things are going well, we feel good, cheerful, positive, and full of enthusiasm. But, when the least little thing goes wrong, we start to come un-glued.

If this happens, we can start feeling like a victim, and when we feel like a victim, we give up control of our lives. There are those who believe that we are victims because we have chosen to be that way. This is a harsh critique, but there may be a grain of truth in it.

Some say that if you are not having problems, you are missing an opportunity for growth. This is exactly the thing we are talking about, because you choose to take charge of how you respond and what you do, regardless of what is happening in your environment.

You know, there is only one thing in life over which we have complete control, and that is what goes on inside our minds. When you choose to take charge of your thoughts, of the things you tell yourself, you become very powerful. Certainly, you may feel disappointment when things go wrong, but you can choose to see all the setbacks as temporary. You can choose to use them as opportunities to grow, and you will develop the ability to quickly bounce back when you hit an obstacle, as well as the incredible strength that comes from standing up to adversity.

The choice really is yours to make – it has been, and will continue to be in the future. You are in charge of you, your beliefs and the decisions you make. There is great strength in that, and, when harnessed, tremendous power for good. ~The Pacific Institute


5. The English Plural According to George Carlin

The English Plural

according to

George Carlin (1937-2008) 

We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,
Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men,
Why shouldn’t the plural of pan be called pen?
If I speak of my foot and show you my feet,
And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn’t the plural of booth be called beeth?

If Father is Pop, how come Mother’s not Mop?


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

bird.owl3Agriculture the most important use of water

As net neutrality heads for repeal, Oregon’s Walden and Wyden lead opposite ends of the debate

Editorial: Remembering the Proclamation of Thanksgiving

Blood Borders: A Proposal to Redraw a “New Middle East”

I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who are yet to come. I looked back and saw my father and his father and all our fathers, and in front to see my son and his son, and the sons upon sons beyond. And their eyes were my eyes.  As I felt, so they had felt and were to feel, as then, as now, as tomorrow and forever. I was not afraid anymore, for I was in a long line that had no beginning and had no end. ~unattributed

Thomas Sowell DESTROYS The Welfare State In One Sentence

Analysis: One Democrat on Trump’s Electoral Integrity Commission Is Misleading the Public with Complaints About its Work

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The Greatest Paper Map of the United States You’ll Ever See

 

Chasing the Dream. Your American Dream Score.

Insider Index: This week in Salem, by the numbers


 

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Sherman County eNews #340

CONTENTS

  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar


1. 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:

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. — Cynthia Ozick

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THANK 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! [births, birthdays, engagements, weddings & anniversaries]:

 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

SHERMAN COUNTY HOLIDAY BAZAAR. Shop Locally! Saturday, December 2nd from 10 until 3:30 at the Sherman County School Cafeteria, Moro, Oregon. Questions? Call Beth McCurdy 541-980-1821 or contact shermanctyfair@hotmail.com. See http://www.shermancountyfairfun.com. Sponsored by Sherman County Fair Board. 12/1

HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT THE MUSEUM STORE – DECEMBER 2nd. Shop locally! 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. 12/1

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. 12/1

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. 12/16

EMPLOYMENT:

HEALTHY FAMILIES OREGON HOME VISITOR. North Central ESD Early Education is hiring for a part time Healthy Families Oregon Home Visitor. Healthy Families Oregon seeks to insure healthy, thriving children and nurturing, caring families with a target of reaching parents with newborns and expectant parents. We seek to enhance family function, promote positive parent-child relationships and support children’s healthy growth and development through home visiting and links to community services.
The main duties of this job will be to provide parental support and education through the early years of a child’s life so children will grow up to be emotionally secure and safe, healthy, and more school-ready. Provide parenting skills, child development monitoring, early learning activities, and linkages to community resources. High school diploma required, AA or Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Must have reliable transportation to and from worksites.
Worksite Location: Office located in Condon. Service area includes Gilliam, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties. Work Schedule: 30 hours/week. Salary Range: $14.17-$20.15 DOE. Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision and Long Term Disability. Reports to: Healthy Families Supervisor. Application Deadline: Open until filled. Please send resume and cover letter to bansotegui@ncesd.k12.or.us 877-562-3739 “The NCESD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.”

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.us.  Submit 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.com.  For 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

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. 11/24

FOR SALE:

FIRE SALE. Second Hand Made is having one last Fire Sale. 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. Everything is priced to sell!
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HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE & NOVELTY GIFTS. Considerately Handcrafted furniture and novelty gifts, created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels, ready for Christmas. See us at the Sherman County Holiday Bazaar in Moro on Dec. 2nd! ~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

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENTS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

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2. Calendar (new or corrected)

NOVEMBER

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

29 Open Pickleball Court at the Wasco Gym, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20

29-Dec. 1 Hermiston Farm Fair

30 Sherman County SWCD Board of Directors Meeting 8:30

30-Dec. 2 Oregon Cattlemen’s Convention, Bend

30-Dec. 3 Western States Hereford Assn. Nugget Sale, Reno, NV

DECEMBER

1 Festival of Trees 6 Civic Auditorium, The Dalles

2 Sherman County Holiday Bazaar 10-3:30 Sherman County School Cafeteria, Moro

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

5 Folk Songs of the Winter Holidays 6 Sherman County Public/School Library

5-7 Oregon Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, Pendleton

6 Sherman County Court 9

6 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Wasco Methodist Church

6, 13 & 20 Open Pickleball Court at the Wasco Gym

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

13 & 20 Open Pickleball Court at the Wasco Gym

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

20 Open Pickleball Court at the Wasco Gym

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

4 AG Tech Bootcamp, University of Idaho, Pocatello

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

9-10 Direct Seed Conference, Kennewick

10 Developing/Expanding Your Farm Stand/Agritourism Seminar, Central Point

10 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory 12:30

12 Community Renewable Energy Association Board Meeting 10-1

23 Statewide Special Election

24 Tri-County Court Meeting 10-2 Wheeler County

30-Feb. 1 Northwest Ag Show, Portland

FEBRUARY

14 VALENTINE’S DAY

16-18 Winter Fishtrap, The New Agrarians, Joseph, Oregon

20 Kessler Angus Ranch Bull Sale, Milton-Freewater

24 OSU Small Farm Conference, Corvallis