Sherman County eNews #354

CONTENTS

  1. The Catholic Community of Sherman County Advent/Christmas Schedule

  2. Moro Community Presbyterian Church Christmas Services, Dec. 24

  3. Black Nativity – A Gospel Song Play

  4. Sherman County Preschool Gala of Trees – The Farm Store

  5. Software Upgrade

  6. Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators’ Meeting, Dec. 19

  7. Notice. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting,  Dec. 15

  8. Notice. Columbia Gorge Community College Meeting Agenda, Dec. 12

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


On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
12 drummers drumming,
11 pipers piping,
10 lords a-leaping,
9 ladies dancing,
8 maids a-milking,
7 swans a-swimming,
6 geese a-laying,
5 golden rings,
4 calling birds,
3 French hens,
2 turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

~ English Christmas carol


1.The Catholic Community of Sherman County Advent/Christmas Schedule 

The Catholic Community of Sherman County

Advent/Christmas Schedule

December 9   Saturday        2nd Sunday of Advent    Grass Valley Mass 4pm

                                                                                     Wasco Mass 5:30pm

December 15 Friday             Penance Service            Wasco 6pm

December 16 Saturday         3rd Sunday of Advent   Grass Valley Mass 4pm

*Followed by church decorating and potluck at Rick and Kathleen Danielson Home

                                                                                        Wasco Mass 5:30pm

December 23 Saturday         4th Sunday of Advent    Grass Valley Mass 4pm

                                                                                        Wasco Mass 5:30pm

December 24 Sunday          Christmas Eve Mass       Grass Valley 5pm


2. Moro Community Presbyterian Church Christmas Services, Dec. 24

CHRISTMAS EVE

CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

Sunday Evening

December 24, 2017

6:00 PM

Moro Community Presbyterian Church

204  Fourth Street, Moro, Oregon

Please, join us for a time of celebration, joy and reflection.

Enjoy the Carols, Special Music, Readings & Christmas Message.

Our regular Sunday Church Service starts at 10:45 AM.


3. Black Nativity – A Gospel Song Play

Dec. 1-17, 2017 | Fri. Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm
Greater St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church
3605 NE Mallory St., Portland

~ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-nativity-2017-tickets-39822238387?ref=ebtn&mc_cid=cc182eecce&mc_eid=bf1e04f353

Originally produced off-Broadway in 1961, Black Nativity is Langston Hughes’ gorgeous, self-described “gospel song play.”  “Nativity” uses a cultural lens to retell the classic holiday Biblical story through scripture, interpretive dance and singing—roof-raising, awe-inspiring singing. Traditional holiday favorites like “Come All Ye Faithful” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” are joined by gospel tunes like “There’s a Meeting Here Tonight” and folk spirituals like “Go Tell It on the Mountain” – all in rousing, soul-stirring versions that consistently move audiences from all walks of life.


4. Sherman County Preschool Gala of Trees – The Farm Store

Christmas.TreeDecorated Christmas trees are now on display at The Farm Store in Wasco! 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 Sherman County Preschool.

 


5. Software Upgrade

What if you inherited a machine that was guaranteed to make you happy, but you had no idea how to operate it? What would you do?

Now, if you are like most folks, you would probably move heaven and earth until you figured out how it worked, wouldn’t you? The fact is, you were born with all the resources to make yourself very happy and successful. Unfortunately, you did not arrive with an instruction manual or an external “Help” site.

It has been left up to you to figure it out. Isn’t it strange, then, that most folks don’t even bother? They don’t read psychology. They don’t take classes or seminars on human behavior, and they don’t work with counselors, teachers or other professionals who could help them make the most of their potential. For one reason or another, they don’t challenge their current beliefs or consider how their habits and attitudes may have them completely stuck in place.

Instead, they are content to bump along, not really expecting much out of themselves or of anyone else. Oh, they may go to a lot of trouble to learn to speak Chinese or to scuba dive, or even seek out the latest electronic gadget or game system. But they never take the time to learn about their own “software” – how their mind works.

Do you suppose this is because no one has ever told them that we are all programmed to achieve happiness and success? This is true. All we need to do is learn to operate the program. We are talking about educating ourselves, setting goals, controlling our thoughts and getting rid of glitches in the program that were put there by others who didn’t know better. ~The Pacific Institute


6. Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators’ Meeting, Dec. 19 

Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators, will meet noon, Tuesday the 19th, at the Hood River Elks.  The afternoon will feature caroling and a gift exchange.  Luncheon reservations may be made by calling 541-296-4356.


7. Notice. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting,  Dec. 15 

Frontier TeleNet

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda and Notice

December 15th, 2017 – 10:00 AM

Sherman County OSU Extension Office

Steve Burnet Research and Extension Building, Moro, Oregon

Topics on the agenda include Director Roll Call, Changes to the Agenda, Minutes Review & Approval, Financials Review & Approval, Association of Oregon Counties Assistance Update, Frontier TeleNet Website Update, Frontier 911 Burns (Paiute) Tribe Update, Wheeler County Wireless Project Update, Digital Switch Potential New User Update and TV Whitespace Technology Support Letter. The Frontier TeleNet board reserves the right at its sole discretion to enter into Executive Session under ORS 192.660 (a), (g), (j), (n)(D).


8. Notice. Columbia Gorge Community College Meeting Agenda, Dec. 12

CGCC is an equal opportunity educator and employer. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are needed, please contact Shayna Dahl (sdahl@cgcc.edu or 541-506-6046) at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Board of Education Meeting Agenda

December 12, 2017, The Dalles Campus – Board Room, Building 1, Room 1.162

Board Work Session

5:00 pm 1.0 Call Board Work Session to Order Stu Watson

2.0 Nursing and Health Occupations Update Doris Jepson

3.0 Board Budget Review Lee Fairchild

5:55 pm 4.0 Adjourn Stu Watson

6:00 pm Regular Business Meeting

The Agenda for the regular business meeting includes a welcome and introductions, public comment, approval of minutes and reports on Operations/Academics, Foundation, Winter Enrollment, Finance, Business & Industry Outreach Survey, Housing RFP, Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Request for CEDS Project, Space Utilization and Directors’ Reports.


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

bird.owl.limbUndoing the Dis-Education of Millennials

 

Judicial Watch

 

Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.

AMERICAN VALUES, MENTAL HEALTH, AND USING TECHNOLOGY IN THE AGE OF TRUMP

UN envoy meets North Korean foreign minister

N. Korea says war is inevitable as allies continue war games

North Korean airspace could be declared no-fly zone after missile test comes within sight of Cathay Pacific passenger plane

Greg Walden holds Congressional oversight hearing with EPA Administrator 

Energy Skeptic: What percent of Americans are rational?

America’s Separation of Church and State


 

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Sherman County eNews #353

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. ~The Editor 

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:  

THANK YOU! The Wasco School Events Center volunteers thank everyone who helped with and attended the Sherman County Food Bank Fund-raiser on December 3, 2017.We had a nice turn out for dinner and Bingo with 161 cans of vegetables donated to the Food Bank. We also brought in over $700 from dinner sales and Bingo card purchases and donations from community members. A BIG thank you to the many local businesses who donated prizes for the Bingo; your support is appreciated and helped to make this event a success. Thank you to Apex Auto & Truck Repair in Moro, Bank of Eastern Oregon, Morrow County Grain Growers, Mt. View Guest House, Locust Tree Salon, The Lean-To, Giggles and Schitz, Gorge Wildcraft, Second Hand Made, Wasco Fitness Center, WK Ranch, Salmon Run. ~Submitted by Melissa Kirkpatrick 541-442-5887.

THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who honored my 80th birthday with a contribution to our national award-winning Museum. I love fundraising so it makes sense that contributions to the Museum’s endowment fund and website project were the perfect gifts. I’m still smiling! Those who could not be there mailed contributions to the Sherman County Historical Museum, P.O. Box 173, Moro, OR 97039. An update is in order … a month-and-a-half later, it’s a wonderful grand total of $5,927.68! ~Sherry Kaseberg

THANK YOU, KARLA VON BORSTEL CHAMBERS, as you retire after 16 years of service on the board of directors of The Ford Family Foundation!

CONGRATULATIONS, LOUIS & ALENE RUCKER, on your 70th wedding anniversary! ~ Sherry Kaseberg

JOYFUL NEWS!:

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

SHERMAN COUNTY PRESCHOOL GALA OF TREES. Trees are now on display at The Farm Store in Wasco! 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.”

FOR SALE:

MOVING SALE. Huge moving sale 615 John Day St Wasco – December 9 – 17  1 PM – 6 PM. Everything must go – house is being demolished – house hold items – tools, gardening tools, boat, fishing goodies, cabinets, lights.  Come to see! We probably have what you are looking for. Call Len/Danee Rankin 541-442-5834.

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

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

FOR RENT OR LEASE:

SERVICES:

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICES & EVENTS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

WANTED: 

FREE:


2. CALENDAR (new or corrected) 

Christmas.tree.starDECEMBER

8-….. Sherman County Preschool Gala of Trees Display – The Farm Store, Wasco

8 Community Renewable Energy Association (CREA) Board Meeting 10-1

9 Sherman County Lions Club Fruit Shipment Ready for Pickup

11 Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting 7 Public/School Library

11 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10 The Dalles

12 Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education Meeting 6 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 Tri-County Hazardous Waste/Recycling Steering Committee 8:30 The Dalles

13 Wasco School Events Center Board Meeting 6

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

15 Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors 10-12 Burnet Building, Moro

19 Unit #20 Oregon Retired Educators’ Meeting 12 Hood River Elks Club

20 Sherman County Court 9

20 Open Pickleball Court at the Wasco Gym

21 Winter Begins

21 Youth Mental Health First Aid Course 8-5 Steve Burnet Bldg., Moro

24-29 Sherman County School District Christmas Vacation

24 Christmas Eve Mass 5 Grass Valley Catholic Church

24 Moro Community Presbyterian Church Service 10:45

24 Candlelight Service, Christmas Eve 6 Moro Community Presbyterian Church

25 CHRISTMAS DAY

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

compass4JANUARY

1 Oregon State Parks’ Free First Day Hikes

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 (CREA) Board Meeting 10-1

17 Sherman County Court 9

23 Statewide Special Election

24 Tri-County Court Meeting 10-2 Wheeler County

30-Feb. 1 Northwest Ag Show, Portland

FEBRUARY

9 Community Renewable Energy Association (CREA) Board Meeting 10-1

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