Sherman County eNews #38

 CONTENTS

  1. City of Moro Budget Committee Positions (3)

  2. Sherman County School District Communication: Student Safety

  3. SafeOregon, Statewide School Safety Tip Line

  4. Checking the Mirror: Judging Others

  5. Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Program, March 10

  6. Gene Ann (Tupker) McLean 1937-2018

  7. Register by April 15 for Statewide Day of Service in Historic Cemeteries, May 12 

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


 “Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Parkland, Florida: Our Nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on February 14, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, February 19, 2018.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second. DONALD J. TRUMP”


The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance. It is humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions, which seem to us novel and plausible, have been tested before, not once but many times and in innumerable guises; and discovered to be, at great human cost, wholly false.  –Paul Johnson


1. City of Moro Budget Committee Positions (3)

The City of Moro has three (3) openings for the Budget Committee. The term is two years and is a Council appointed position. This position consists of one/two meetings yearly. Anyone interested in the above position should contact: Erik Glover, Moro City Administrator, 541-565-3535, moro@embarqmail.com or send a letter to: City of Moro, Attn: Budget Committee, PO BOX 231, Moro, OR 97039 by April 02, 2018.


2. Sherman County School District Communication: Student Safety

Issue 21 Communication to the Community - Student Safety 2-16-18


3. SafeOregon, Statewide School Safety Tip Line

Oregon.Flat.poleThe Oregon State Police (OSP) reminds students and families to learn more about SafeOregon, the statewide school safety tip line. The tip line is a safe, confidential and anonymous way for students to alert authorities to information that may be useful in preventing school attacks, bullying, and suicidal behaviors.

SafeOregon can be accessed through a phone call, text message, mobile application or the internet by students and other members of the public. Trained staff are available 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year to review, analyze and route tips for the most appropriate follow-up and urgency. Tip line staff make sure follow-up is noted and recorded.

Superintendent Travis Hampton, “We know the tip line works. We’ve seen other students report concerns about their friends and we’ve gotten their friends help. We’ve been able to get in front of safety concerns. Sometimes students might see or hear something that might be confusing or they are unsure what to do with the information but they do know something isn’t right. That’s where the tip line can help. Students have the opportunity to provide information to a trusted adult that can look into the situation and take it from there.”

The Oregon State Police also encourages students to have conversations with adults around them about anything they are concerned about. Students have an important voice in their own safety, and the safety of their fellow students and school. But, the tip line gives a voice to those students who don’t feel comfortable going to an adult for whatever reason or they might be anxious or afraid.

Since the tip line began in January, 2017 — over 525 tips have been received. The top five types of tips include bullying or harassment, possession or distribution of drugs, concerns about safety issues, cyberullying and sexual harassment.

Today, 813 Oregon schools in the PK-12 grades are signed up to use the statewide tip line. It’s open to private and public schools in those grade ranges. To find out if your school is using the system visit SafeOregon.com and click on report a tip. Here you’ll see all the different methods of reporting. By clicking on web report form you will see a box for “school name” begin entering your school name. If the school name appears, they are using SafeOregon. You should also talk to your school about how the system works and what you can do to help promote the statewide tip line in your school.

It is against the Oregon Law to misuse the tip line and report false tips. ORS 165.570 For more information visit SafeOregon.com.

Background: SafeOregon became Law through HB 4075 (2016), as a result of recommendations from the Oregon Task Force on School Safety. During the 2014 session, the Oregon State Legislature passed House Bill 4087, to establish a Task Force on School Safety. The bill, created a working group to examine steps to improve safety and security at schools across the state. As specified in HB 4087, the task force is made up of representatives from the legislature, the governor’s office, as well as the education and public safety communities. A complete roster of the task force members appears at the left side of this page. For more information on the task force visit the Oregon State Police website at www.oregon.gov/osp


4. Checking the Mirror: Judging Others

glassesHave you ever heard it said that the things you see and dislike in others are things you probably dislike about yourself? Today, let’s look at this idea in a bit more depth.

When you see things about other people that you don’t like, can it teach you anything about yourself? For instance, if you look at someone and think, “He’s angry, and I don’t like that,” could it be that you don’t like it when you, yourself are angry?

If you look at someone and say, “She’s really scared. Why doesn’t she just do it?”- could it be there is something you are scared about that you wish you would just “do”? Suppose you disapprove of smoking but don’t smoke yourself, so you wonder how that could be about you. Well, ask yourself, “Why do I disapprove of smoking?” Perhaps it’s because smoking is unhealthy. If you look within yourself, you may find that you, too, do things that are unhealthy which trouble you. Or perhaps you may disapprove because you consider smoking inconsiderate, and there are ways that you, too, are inconsiderate.

When we judge others, and if we look within, we will usually find a similar judgment about ourselves. Now, judgments rarely, if ever, do any good. However, once you understand what you really are doing, you can, if you choose, decide to stop.

So, the next time you disapprove of someone else, stop and take a look within. Is there something about yourself that you are consciously ignoring, but subconsciously know you need to learn – and perhaps, act on? ~The Pacific Institute


5. Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Program, March 10

The next general meeting and program for CGGS will be March 10, 2018 in the downstairs meeting room at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center starting at 10:30. This program will be “Reviewing Updated Genealogical Websites” and will be led by Linda Colton and Georga Foster. The purpose of the program is to update important information about popular genealogical research sites that have changed in content, format or information.  Among the websites that will be covered are Find-A-Grave, Ancestry, RootsWeb and FamilySearch.  An important change in Family Tree Maker will also be presented.  Members are encouraged to bring their laptops and Bring A Friend! Our general meeting/programs are open to the public and a recommended $1.00 donation to defray room rental costs is gladly excepted.


6. Gene Ann (Tupker) McLean 1937-2018

flower.rose.starGene Ann (Tupker) McLean passed away surrounded by her loving family and friends on February 9, 2018. Gene Ann was born December 30, 1937, in Portland, Oregon, to Dr. Eugene and Mrs. Elizabeth Tupker. She was raised in St. Helens, Oregon, and graduated from high school there in 1955. She graduated summa cum laude from Marylhurst College in June of 1959. Her name is inscribed in the school’s Joan of Arc trophy, an honor given to the graduating senior who best exemplifies character, scholarship and loyalty.

In August 1960 she married Riney J. Seeger of Pendleton. They had two sons, John (deceased) and James of Killeen, Texas. After separating from Riney she later married William McLean.

Gene Ann taught French at Tigard High School and Blue Mountain Community College. She later became Dean of Women and Director of Student Activities at BMCC, retiring in 1997. Her work at BMCC extended well beyond her job, and it’s been said that she mothered more rodeo champions than anyone in the world, taking countless students from the school’s rodeo team under her wing and often into her home. The scholarships she provided through the BMCC Foundation each year allowed many students to realize their dream of higher education.

She was active in many aspects of the community, including 15 years as a member of Altrusa International of Pendleton and serving on the board of directors of the Arts Council of Pendleton during the renovation of the Carnegie building into the Pendleton Center for the Arts. Her board tenure included service as both board secretary and board president. Gene Ann also volunteered at Lincoln Primary School and was involved in countless other activities. She loved both college rodeo and the Pendleton Round-Up, and hosted large gatherings each September for visitors from across the country and around the world.

She is survived by son James Seeger, grandchildren R.J. Seeger and Ashley Seeger, great-grandson Elijah Schmitz, sister Jane Raabe of Vancouver, Wash., and brother William J. Tupker of Sacramento, Calif. She was preceded in death by her son John Seeger. A Celebration of Life was held Thursday, February 15 at 1 p.m. in the Bob Clapp Theatre at Blue Mountain Community College. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Gene Ann McLean Scholarship Fund, BMCC Foundation, P.O. Box 100, Pendleton, OR 97801.


 7. Register by April 15 for Statewide Day of Service in Historic Cemeteries, May 12

garden.shovel.barrowSOLVE and the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries are partnering for a statewide day of service in historic cemeteries. May 12, 2018 will be the first ever, statewide cemetery clean-up. The goal is to bring as many volunteers out to as many cemeteries as possible.

SOLVE has great experience bringing people together to better their communities. They provide resources to the organizations hosting the clean-up including: project planning assistance and coordinator training, event flyers and pre-event publicity, assistance with volunteer recruitment, online cemetery and volunteer registration, free supplies (litter bags, vinyl gloves, safety vests, first aid kits and more), and access to a small grant for supplies.

If you would like to host a clean-up at your cemetery, now is the time to register. The deadline to have your cemetery included is April 15, 2018. Visit the SOLVE website or contact Monica Gunderson at 503-844-9571 ext. 336, monica@solveoregon.org. For information on the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685 or visit Oregon Heritage 


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

bird.owl.limb8 facts about love and marriage in America

13 Russian nationals indicted for interfering in US elections

Most immigrants arrested by ICE have prior criminal convictions, a big change from 2009

The Scarlet Zero: MACRA Completes Government Takeover of Medicine

Commentary: Health care as a ‘right’ is costly, empty promise

Bend Bulletin Editorial: Governments should not hide bargaining with their unions

Behind the portrait of Barack Obama

How To Make Alcohol – Resilience

Prager U.: Communist Manifesto or Democratic Party Platform?

 

 


 

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Sherman County eNews #37

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:

JOYFUL NEWS! 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

SHERMAN COUNTY WRESTLING CLUB SHIRTS. If you are interested in purchasing a Sherman County Wrestling Club shirt please contact Jeremy Lanthorn with your size. Sizes will be available from Youth Small to 2XL, cost will be $20.00 to cover the cost of the shirt and to help the wrestling club raise money to purchase a new mat as well as competition gear. jlanthorn@gmail.com

EMPLOYMENT:

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

Spring

Boys and Girls HS Track & Field (Head Coach)

Boys and Girls HS Track & Field (Assistant Coach)

Boys and Girls Tennis (Head Coach).

These jobs will remain open until filled. 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.

 

POSITIONS | The Times-Journal – a weekly serving Wheeler, Gilliam & Sherman counties, P.O. Box 746, Condon, OR 97823 | 541-384-2411

COURSE MARSHAL / SUPPORT SPECIALIST WANTED. Watch races and get paid for it too. Oregon Raceway Park is seeking corner workers for the 2018 season. Candidates must be 18 years of age, able to climb ladders, have the ability to be outdoors (sometimes in harsh conditions), have good verbal communication skills and be able to react calmly and quickly to emergency situations. We are proud to offer our event presenters a source of skilled and competent personnel to staff our many and varied events from Auto, Kart and Motorcycle Races. Training will be held March 17, 2018 9am-5pm at 93811 Blagg Lane, Grass Valley, OR. If interested please contact, Brenda Pikl: 541-333 2452 or info@oregonraceway.com.

TEMPORARY INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT

Position: Temporary Instructional Assistant

Start Date: February 26, 2018

Position Description: Sherman County School District is seeking a highly qualified and self-motivated temporary Instructional Assistant with preferred previous experience working in a school environment. The successful candidate will support instructional and other activities as assigned for a twelve week period. This position will remain open until filled. Criminal record check and pre-employment drug testing required.

How to Apply: For further information and application materials please email Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us or call 541-565-3500.

Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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.

FOR SALE:

SURPLUS. Surplus for sale by Sherman County:

–1985 Chevy pickup, 3-Speed Manual Transmission, Mileage: ~ 73,000 miles, As Is Condition, VIN #: 1GBJC34M2FS147531; note: “S” could be a “5”

–1990 Suzuki ATV, Four wheel drive, 21.5 HP engine, Mileage: ~ 1,000 miles, As Is Condition; VIN #: JSAAJ45A6L2102545.

Sealed bids must be submitted to the Sherman County Court, P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039 by 5:00 pm Tuesday February 20, 2018. Bids will be opened and read aloud during County Court on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Minimum bid for pickup: $500; Minimum bid for ATV: $300. For additional information, contact the Sherman County Weed Department at 541-565-3655. 2/16
LAND. RMLS# 17410095. A chance to own 1.5 acres close to Moro but in the country. 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. Call Tiffany Hillman with Dryside Property @ 541-993-7006  5/1
HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE & NOVELTY GIFTS. Considerately Handcrafted furniture and novelty gifts created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels. ~The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | 541-993-4282https://www.oldwoodnbarrels.com/  2/24

FOR RENT OR LEASE:

SERVICES:

LOCAL HANDYMAN SERVICES. No job too small. Licensed general contractor. Equipment operator. OR CCB #135768 KCK, Inc.  541-993-4282   3/2

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION:

SHERMAN COUNTY CLASSIFIEDS | FACEBOOK   https://www.facebook.com/groups/1680690712181261/

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

CITY OF MORO BUDGET COMMITTEE OPENINGS (3): The City of Moro has three (3) openings for the Budget Committee. The term is two years and is a Council appointed position. This position consists of one/two meetings yearly. Anyone interested in the above position should contact: Erik Glover, Moro City Administrator, 541-565-3535, moro@embarqmail.com or send a letter to: City of Moro, Attn: Budget Committee, PO BOX 231, Moro, OR 97039 by April 02, 2018.   3/30

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. 2/16

WANTED:

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2. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

FEBRUARY

1 AARP Tax Aide Sites Open Statewide

16 Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting 10 Fossil

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

20 Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators Luncheon Program 12 Portage Grill

21 Sherman County Court 9

21 History After Hours, Fort Dalles Museum 3-6

22 Sherman County Book Club 6 Sherman County Public/School Library

24 OSU Small Farm Conference, Corvallis

25 Happy Birthday Sherman County 1889-2018

26 Sherman County Photography Club 6 Steve Burnett Extension Bldg.
27 Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Board of Directors 1:15 The Dalles

28 Sherman County Board of Property Tax Appeals 9

28 Retirement Open House for Rosanna Breeding 1-4 Farm Service Agency

MARCH

1 Sherman County Fair Board Meeting 7

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

3 Bill Flatt Memorial Service TBA Condon

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

13 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation Board Meeting 8:30

13 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2

13 North Central Public Health Board Meeting 3

14 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30 Senior Center

17 Celebrate “St. Pat’s at St. Pete’s” 7 St. Peter’s Landmark, The Dalles

22 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 4-6 Hood River

23-25 Northwest Horse Fair & Expo & Mustang Adoption, Albany, Oregon

APRIL

4 Sherman County Court 9

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

5 Sherman County Fair Board 7

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

10? Tri-County Mental Health Board of Directors Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

10? North Central Public Health District 3 The Dalles

11 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30

14 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Speedsters & Racers

28-29 Oregon Ag Fest, Salem

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.

5 Wasco County Pioneers’ Annual Reunion | Fort Dalles Readiness Center

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

15 The June Bugs Concert 6:30 & Artisans’ Market 4-7, Condon City Park

16-17 A-Town Throwdown: Kite, SUP & Windsurf Competition, Arlington


JULY

4 HYATUS Concert 6:30 & Artisans’ Market 4-7, Condon City Park

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

8-11 Portland Horseless Carriage Club Tour: Journey Through Time Scenic Byway, John Day

14 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Traffic Jam Show