Sherman County eNews #9

CONTENTS

  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar


1. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)

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THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

applause1LIBRARY MITTEN TREE THANK YOU to Sherman County Community members and School District staff and students for turning Sherman County Public/School Library’s Mitten Tree into a beautiful giving tree. Our school and community donated 26 hats, 67 pairs of gloves and mittens, 4 scarves, 5 pairs of socks, 2 pairs of slippers, and 13 blankets to the Sherman County Food Bank. Your generosity is sincerely appreciated!

THANK YOU! Once again the Grass Valley Pavilion Renovation and Rejuvenation Committee wants to thank everyone who attended the 6th Annual Max Nogle Dinner Dance as well as the individuals and businesses who sponsored the event, those who donated items for the auction and those who purchased gun safe tickets. A special thank you to Mike from the Riverside who truly saved the evening. It was another successful event thanks to the generosity and support of everyone involved. Thank you! ~Rita Wilson – Grass Valley Pavilion Renovation Committee

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

Engagement, wedding and birth announcements would be joyful news! Please submit yours! ~The Editor 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS: 

EMPLOYMENT:

FOOD SERVICE ASSISTANT

Start Date 4/2/18

Work Schedule Monday – Friday 7:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Current Salary $11.04 – $13.74/hour DOE

Job Description/Responsibility

Sherman County School District is seeking a qualified Food Service Assistant.  Criminal record check and pre-employment drug screening is required.  Health Insurance Package is pro-rated for this 6 hour per day position.

The Food Service Assistant’s primary responsibilities include dishwashing and salad bar preparation. The Food Service Assistant must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., and must also be organized, reliable, self-motivated, capable of planning and scheduling, and is responsible for a variety of other miscellaneous duties to ensure the kitchen and cafeteria are maintained in a healthy, safe, and sanitary manner. 

Application Method/Materials Required

Please submit a letter of interest, application (available from the school district) and resume if you are interested in the position to:

Wes Owens, Superintendent

65912 High School Loop

Moro, Oregon  97039

(541) 565-3500

wowens@sherman.k12.or.us

This position will remain open until filled.

Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer.

 

TEMPORARY LICENSED HEALTH EDUCATION SPECIALIST.                       

Endorsement(s) Required: Endorsement in Health Education is required for this position. Other opportunities may become available to increase FTE.

SalarySalary will be dependent upon start date, education, and experience.

Start Date: On or before, January 29, 2018.

Position Description:  Sherman County School District is seeking a highly qualified .43 FTE Health Education Specialist. The successful candidate will spend two (2) periods each day teaching Health Education classes serving 7th-12th grade students and one (1) period each day as the Yearbook classroom instructor. The workday for this position will be from 7:45 am until 11:15 am. Current paid coaching opportunities that are available at this time include Head High School Tennis Coach and Head High School Track Coach, other potential coaching and advisor opportunities may also become available.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Ability to communicate with parents, students and staff.
  • Able to meet the individual needs of all students.
  • Excellent planning, organizational skills.
  • Qualified applicants who have experience and an interest in coaching are encouraged to apply.

About Sherman County School District:  The Sherman County School District is a K-12 progressive school with approximately 245 students, located in Moro, Oregon.  The 2016-17 school year saw the opening of a new elementary and remodeled Jr./Sr. High School connected as one modernized facility.  Criminal record check and pre-employment drug testing required.  For further information and application materials please email Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us.

Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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:  

A SUBSCRIPTION to THE TIMES JOURNAL. The Times-Journal is the Newspaper of Record for Wheeler, Gilliam and Sherman counties and the cities of Fossil, Mitchell, Spray, Arlington, Condon and Lonerock. Published every Thursday by Macro Graphics of Condon, LLC, McLaren and Janet Stinchfield. $35/year in Gilliam, Wheeler & Sherman counties; $45/year elsewhere in the U.S. Contact The Times-Journal, P.O. Box 746, Condon, OR 97823-0746 or 541-384-221 or Fax 541-284-2311 or times-journal@jncable.com.

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

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DAM STORIES. The 60th anniversary of the start of construction and 50th anniversary of the dedication of the John Day Dam will be in 2018. Gladys Wesley, editor of Sherman County: For The Record, plans to devote the spring issue to stories about  construction of the dam and the Biggs bridge and road and railroad relocation. Did you or your parents work on any of these? Do you remember the changes in the area as a result of the added jobs? Did you and/or your family move to Sherman County at the time? Did you attend the opening of the bridge or other events? Do you have photographs of that period? You and your stories are an important part of Sherman County history. Your photos to illustrate your story will be scanned and returned. Send your stories to Sherman County Historical Museum, P.O. Box 173, Moro, OR 97039 or to info@shermanmuseum.org (with subject line Story for FTR). Questions? Contact the Museum: 541-565-3232. Deadline for submission is February 28, 2018.

PLANNING COMMISSION POSITION. The Sherman County Planning Commission has an open position for a Planning Commission Member. This is strictly a volunteer appointment. The Planning Commission develops, maintains and implements the County’s Comprehensive and Land Use Ordinances. The position is a four year term and requires attendance at regular monthly planning commission meetings. Members must have an interest in land use planning, reflect the values of the community, interpret and apply zoning ordinance provisions, make decisions and recommendations, educate the public on land use and understand the legislative and quasi-judicial process. Interested individuals may contact the Sherman County Planning Department at 541-565-3601 for more information.

WANTED:

YOUR STORIES. Gladys Wesley, editor of Sherman County: For The Record, Sherman County Historical Society’s twice-yearly historical anthology, reminds us that the editorial team is always looking for stories related to Sherman County for future issues… stories about places, families or events. Time marches on and for the young people of today the events of the 1950s and 1960s are as much history as the late 1800s were when the historical society was started in 1945. Send your stories to Sherman County Historical Museum, P.O. Box 173, Moro, OR 97039 or to info@shermanmuseum.org (with subject line Story for FTR). Questions? Contact the Museum: 541-565-3232. 

FREE:

SHERMAN COUNTY, OREGON HISTORY.  http://shermancountyoregon.com/


2. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

JANUARY

13 Memorial Service for Reine Thomas 1 Wasco United Methodist Church

13 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum, Car & Plane Radios

15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

17 Sherman County Court 9

18 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 4

19 Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting 10 Condon

20 Eagle Watch 9-3 The Dalles Dam Visitor Center N of I-84 at exit 87

22 Frontier Regional 911 Agency Board Meeting 2

23 Statewide Special Election

24 Tri-County Court Meeting 10-2 Wheeler County

27 Sherman County Crab, Oyster & Shrimp Feed

27 Annual Robert Burns Supper 2 Condon Elks Lodge

30-Feb. 1 Northwest Ag Show, Portland

31 Supermoon, Blue Moon & Total Lunar Eclipse

FEBRUARY

1 Sherman County Fair Board Meeting 7

3 North Central Livestock Assoc. Social Hour 5 Dinner 6 Grass Valley Pavilion

5 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10-12 Rufus

7 Sherman County Court 9

7 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Executive Board Meeting 4

7 All County Prayer Meeting, Rufus Baptist Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

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

10 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Mods & Rods, Custom Rides

13 Sherman County Watershed Council 8

13 Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District Board 8:30

13 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

13 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

14 VALENTINE’S DAY

14 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Group 12:30

15 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Board Meeting 10 NORCOR, The Dalles

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

20 Kessler Angus Ranch Bull Sale, Milton-Freewater

21 Sherman County Court 9

24 OSU Small Farm Conference, Corvallis

28 Sherman County Board of Property Tax Appeals 9

MARCH

1 Sherman County Fair Board Meeting 7

1-4 National Association of Counties Conference, Washington, D.C.

7 Sherman County Court 9

7 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Exec. Board Meeting 4

7 All County Prayer Meeting, Moro Presbyterian Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

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

10 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 The Roaring Twenties

APRIL

4 All County Prayer Meeting, Wasco Church of Christ Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

14  Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Speedsters & Racers 

MAY

3 All County Prayer Meeting, Kent Baptist church (Thursday, National Day of Prayer) Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

12 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Popular Postwar Cars


JUNE
6 All County Prayer Meeting, Wasco Methodist Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

9 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Steam Cars, Hit & Miss Engines


JULY

4 All County Prayer Meeting, Grass Valley Baptist Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

14 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Traffic Jam Show


AUGUST

1 All County Prayer Meeting, Rufus Baptist Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

11 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Helicopters

SEPTEMBER
5 All Count Prayer Meeting, Moro Presbyterian Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

8-9 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Hood River Fly-In

OCTOBER

3 All County Prayer Meeting, Wasco Church of Christ Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

13 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Antique Gliders & Bikes


NOVEMBER


7 All County Prayer Meeting, Kent Baptist Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

10 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Military Vehicles


DECEMBER

5 All County Prayer Meeting, Wasco Methodist Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

8 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Flying Around the World


 

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Sherman County eNews #8

CONTENTS

  1. Sherman County School Basketball Schedule Update, Jan. 12, 13, 16

  2. BLM waives most day use fees in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  3. Sherman County Crab, Oyster & Shrimp Feed, Jan. 27

  4. Saying YES to Your Goals

  5. Cascade Singers Begin Rehearsals, Welcome New members

  6. Notice. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting, Jan. 19

  7. Young Oregon Farmer 2nd Place Winner National Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

  8. Interim Mid-Columbia Area Agency on Aging Effective Feb. 1

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


1. Sherman County School Basketball Schedule Update, Jan. 12, 13, 16

sport-basketballHigh School Basketball

Friday, January 12th, 2018 – Condon/Wheeler Both JV girls and boys games have been CANCELLED.  Varsity girls start at 6:00 and Varsity boys start at 7:30.

Saturday, January 13th, 2018 – JV girls game CANCELLED at Arlington, JV boys, Varsity girls and boys same times as originally scheduled, bus departs at 12:30.

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 – JV girls game CANCELLED vs Dufur, JV boys, Varsity girls and boys same times as originally scheduled. 


2. BLM waives most day use fees in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

WASHINGTON — In order to increase recreational access to public land, the Bureau of Land Management will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to public lands on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 15, 2018.

“On Monday, to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the BLM invites families to spend the day together enjoying America’s rich public lands heritage,” said Brain Steed, BLM Deputy Director. “Most of these lands are just a short drive from your community. Our fee-free days are a way to encourage our neighbors to enjoy a family outing while reflecting on the American values that have made America great.”

Site-specific standard amenity and individual day-use fees at BLM-managed recreation sites and areas will be waived for the day. Other fees, such as overnight camping, cabin rentals, group day use and use of special areas, will remain in effect.

BLM-managed public lands offer more recreational opportunities than any other federal agency, including camping, hunting, fishing and horseback riding, to boating, whitewater rafting, off-highway vehicle driving and many more activities. About 67 million visits are made annually to BLM-managed lands and waters, supporting more than 48,000 jobs nationwide and contributing almost $7 billion to the country’s economy.

The BLM will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to public lands on four additional occasions this year– Presidents Day (February 19), National Get Outdoors Day (June 9), National Public Lands Day (September 22) and Veterans Day (November 11).


3. Sherman County Crab, Oyster & Shrimp Feed, Jan. 27

All you can eat! Crab, Oysters & Shrimp!

January 27

3 to 8 o’clock

Morrow County Grain Growers in Wasco


4. Saying YES to Your Goals

You know, some communication systems, like those used by the armed forces, use the word “affirmative” instead of “yes.” And that is what an affirmation is: saying “Yes” to something. In a formal debate, the side that upholds the truth of the proposition is called the “affirmative side.” So, when you make an affirmation, you are saying, “Yes, I believe in the truth of this.”

Affirmations, combined with visualizations or mental images, are a highly effective way of moving into new situations without anxiety. They can also help you achieve goals of every conceivable kind.

Many professional athletes use affirmation and visualization along with practice to help them play at peak form more often. It’s like the javelin thrower some time ago who had just surpassed his personal best record. He said, “It feels like deja vu. I have seen myself do this so many times before in my mind.”

You see, his subconscious didn’t know the difference between a vividly imagined throw and the real thing. So, he was training his body to throw perfectly, but he was doing it with his mind. And it was no surprise when he finally did throw perfectly. Imagining a performance actually fires the same neurons (which send signals to the muscles involved) as if it were really happening.

Your mind works in the same way in whatever you want to do. If you rehearse the future you want, over and over in your mind, and see yourself performing it perfectly, you will be dramatically increasing your chances of bringing that future easily and free-flowingly into reality. ~The Pacific Institute


5. Cascade Singers Begin Rehearsals, Welcome New members

 Cascade Singers community choir welcomes new members for its spring season.. Work has begun on the annual St. Patrick’s Day concert and continues on a major classical work, Mozart’s “Missa Brevis in F,” scheduled for a late spring concert.  The Singers meet under the direction of Lloyd Walworth Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 10th and Union Streets, in The Dalles.  One-hour work sessions also take place Thursdays at 7 p.m.  Rehearsals are open to all interested singers who will then audition with the director.


6. Notice. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting, Jan. 19  

Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting

January 19th 10:00 AM

Gilliam County Courthouse, 221 S Oregon st. Condon, Or.

Agenda

  • Call To Order & Director Roll Call
  • Directors’ Changes or Additions to the Agenda
  • Minutes Review and Approval
  • Financials Review and Approval
  • Gilliam County/Condon RFP update
  • FTN Website update
  • Lease with Sherman County for office space
  • Frontier 911 Burns Tribe update
  • Wheeler County Wireless project update
  • Digital Switch potential new user update
  • IGA with Sherman County
  • Sherman County Fiber optic RFP update
  • Other items for the good of the order
  • Public Input/Comment
  • Next Meeting
  • Adjournment

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).  For those requesting a call in number or other accommodations, please contact  Mike Smith at 541-306-1202 or mikesmith@connectionsllc.us


7. Young Oregon Farmer 2nd Place Winner National Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Oregon’s Jenny Freeborn, chair of Oregon Farm Bureau’s (OFB) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Committee, was the second-place winner in the National YF&R Discussion Meet, which took place at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show January 5-10 in Nashville.

“Making the Final Four of this competition was literally a dream come true from me. It’s something I’ve wanted to do since I was 15 years old and participated in an FFA practice discussion meet,” said Freeborn. “In 2009, I was in the audience watching the Final Four round in Seattle, and I said to myself, ‘I’m going to be on that stage someday.’ And yet at the same time, I never thought it would actually happen. When my name was announced for the Final Four, that was both the most shocking and proudest moment of my life.”

“Throughout the competition I wore a bracelet that a Polk County Farm Bureau board member gave me. It says, ‘Admire someone else’s beauty without questioning your own.’ That quote was so pertinent, because I was surrounded by incredible, awe-inspiring individuals who had accomplished so much in their lives — and it’s hard for me to place myself among that level of peers. It reminded me not to doubt myself or question my own skills and abilities, that I deserved to be there. I could be in awe of those amazing young farmers and still be one of them,” said Freeborn.

In December, Freeborn was elected as chair of the OFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee, a group within Farm Bureau for members between the ages of 16 and 35. Her primary goal as chair is to continue growing the program and getting more young leaders involved and excited about the future of Oregon agriculture.

Freeborn hails from a farm family based in Rickreall with deep roots in Farm Bureau. Her father, Dean Freeborn, is a member of the Oregon Farm Bureau board of directors. Her sister, Kathy Hadley, also served as YF&R chair and made it to the Sweet 16 round of the National YF&R Discussion Meet in 2016. Freeborn credits her sister Kathy for helping her prepare and stay focused throughout the intense competition.

As runner-up, Freeborn will receive a Case IH Farmall 50A tractor, courtesy of Case IH.

The Discussion Meet simulates a committee meeting in which active discussion and participation are expected. Participants come from all over the country and are evaluated on their ability to exchange ideas and information on a predetermined topic, and come up with possible solutions using the tools and programs that Farm Bureau offers. The selected topic is not announced until the end of the prior round, sometimes giving competitors only an hour or two for last-minute preparations.

In Freeborn’s four rounds of competition, the topics of discussion were:
* Round 1 topic: With a growing demand for US farm products abroad, how can agriculture overcome public skepticism of foreign trade to negotiate new trade agreements and open new world markets?
* Round 2 topic: How can Farm Bureau help members with increasing legal and regulatory obstacles so they can focus on farming and ranching?
* Sweet 16 round topic: How can farmers and ranchers maintain their buying power with the continued trend of input supplier and provider consolidations?
* Final Four round topic: Farmers are a shrinking percentage of the population. How can Farm Bureau help first-generation farmers and ranchers get started in agriculture?

For more information about Farm Bureau and OFB’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee, visit www.oregonfb.org. If you would like more information about the contest or how to get involved in other YF&R events, please e-mail yfr@oregonfb.org.


8. Interim Mid-Columbia Area Agency on Aging Effective Feb. 1

Oregon.Flat.pole(Salem, Ore.) — As of Feb.1, 2018, the state Aging and People with Disabilities office in The Dalles will temporarily deliver aging program services currently provided by the Mid-Columbia Council of Governments. “This action is needed to ensure adequate staffing to support the needs of older adults living in the mid-Columbia region,” says Jane-ellen Weidanz, APD administrator for long-term services and support.

With this change, individuals receiving services through the MCCOG’s Area Agency on Aging will be served out of the APD office in The Dalles:
* 3641 Klindt Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058
* 541-298-411, 800-452-2333, TTY: 541-298-3270

This interim change in service delivery stems from an Aug. 30, 2017, announcement that the Mid-Columbia Council of Governments would stop serving as the Area Agency on Aging for Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam and Wheeler counties.

Federal law and state rules dictate how APD designates a new Area Agency on Aging. This past fall, APD held community meetings in the five counties. APD is currently in conversations with a variety of governmental organizations and other entities that could potentially qualify as the new Area Agency on Aging. “The goal is to have a strong replacement program ready to meet the needs of the community,” says Weidanz. Those discussions are expected to take about six months.

Individuals wishing to learn about services are encouraged to visit the Aging and Disability Resource Center website at adrcoforegon.org or call 1-855-673-2372.


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

bird.owl3Oregon Measure 101: How Did We Get Here?

Sherman County Photography Club

Trophies are for Winning

LISTEN: Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan – Setting Sanctuary Cities Straight On Illegal Immigration

The Wall Is Not Enough. Here’s How to Solve Illegal Immigration.

Tom Rush: The Remember Song

The Bundys and an Egregious Case of Prosecutorial Misconduct

PBS’s Special on Spain’s Colonization of Florida Sidelines Real History for Politics

Oregon’s Kid Governor Program for 5th Graders

U.S. Has a National Mango Board With a $6.7 Million Budget

Jane Kirkpatrick, Oregon Author

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