Sherman County eNews #89

CONTENTS

  1. CLASSIFIEDS

  2. CALENDAR


1. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)

REMINDERS:

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THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

thankYouTHANK YOU TO ALL WHO VOLUNTEER! To all in Sherman County who volunteer on any level for any task, my most sincere thanks for what you do! Each day I am witness to the people of Sherman County performing selfless acts to help others. Many of these tasks are thankless, time consuming and inconvenient. We are blessed by your presence in our community. Your selfless actions make our county safer, healthier, better educated, more secure and more enjoyable. Time is our most valuable commodity it seems. Each of you who are willingly giving “us” your time and efforts are priceless. Please know that I appreciate you more than could possibly know. Thank you for what you do. ~ Solomon Jacobsen

Appreciation can make a day – even change a life.

Your willingness to put it into words

is all that is necessary.

~ Margaret Cousins 

JOYFUL NEWS!

(anniversaries, achievements, awards, births, birthdays, graduations, weddings, etc.)

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

TRACK & FIELD EVENTS. Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members, Track and Field season is upon us once again. Sherman County High School Track and Field team will be hosting the annual Sherman County Invitational home meet on April 28, 2018 in Moro. Field events will start at 11:00 AM and Track events will begin at 1:00 PM. We are looking for parents, guardians, and community members to help us out once again by volunteering to run events throughout the day. Volunteer duties range from running the clipboard at a field event to measuring competitor’s jumps/throws.

It truly takes a whole community to run a track meet and we are grateful to have such a supporting community. The support from parents and community members in running this meet has been great over the years and we hope to continue the tradition this year. It takes a minimum of 30 volunteers to run our meet smoothly & efficiently. If you are willing to volunteer your time and assist with the meet, please contact the school. The more volunteers we have, the easier/quicker events will go, and we can rotate volunteers out so they can go watch their athletes compete.

Volunteers are needed for these events: Javelin (2-3), Shot Put (2-3), Discus (2-3), Boys Long & Triple Jump (2-3), Girls Long & Triple Jump (2-3), and Pole Vault (3).

As a way to give back and thank our volunteers, I will be ordering each volunteer a Sherman Invitational T-Shirt to wear on the meet day while they are assisting with the events. Please email your shirt size so I can get these ordered ASAP. If you are interested in volunteering your time please contact Audrey Rooney at 541-565-3500 or arooney@sherman.k12.or.us. Please signify the event you are interested in volunteering for and your shirt size. It is my hope to get the T-shirts ordered by April 13th. Thank you in advance for your support,
~Carrie Somnis, Head Track Coach
Sherman County High School  4/27

Volunteer SmileSHERMAN COUNTY MUSEUM HOSTS. We welcome volunteer Museum Hosts to our Team! Hosts greet Museum visitors at our national-award-winning Museum and provide brochures and travel guides. Choose to volunteer one day a month … or more. Hosts serve in teams of two, take a sack lunch and enjoy meeting local folks and the traveling public. Host Orientation is offered on April 23, a choice of the 1 o’clock or 6 o’clock sessions at the Museum. The Museum at 200 Dewey Street in Moro will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1st through October 31st. For more information, please call 541-565-3232. ~Patti Fields, Director 4/27

EMPLOYMENT:

ROAD MAINTENANCE POSITION. Sherman County Road Department is accepting applications for a Maintenance Worker. Applicant must possess a Class A CDL or have the ability to obtain one within six months of hire. The person will perform a variety of manual and skilled tasks involving heavy lifting; operating heavy and specialized equipment in the general construction and maintenance of county roads, bridges and related facilities. Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are available on Sherman County’s website: co.sherman.or.us and the Sherman County Road Department (phone: 541-565-3271) in Moro, Oregon. All road department personnel are subject to random drug testing and before hiring, applicants will have to pass a drug test. The final day to accept applications will be April 10, 2018. 4/6
RETAIL & DELIVERY. Mid Columbia Producers is now hiring for multiple positions.

  • Full Time Retail Associate – Wasco, Oregon Closes 4/13
  • Full Time Petroleum Delivery Driver- Moro, Oregon Closes 3/31
  • Full Time Customer Service Representative- Bend, Oregon Closes: 3/31

For complete job descriptions please visit www.mcpcoop.com. Applications are available for download at www.mcpcoop.com or be picked up at the main office in Moro. Please send cover letter, application and resume to: Mid Columbia Producers Attn: Brittany Dark, PO Box 344 Moro, OR 97039  Fax: (503)536-6875 PH: (541)565-2277

Brittany@mcpcoop.com

.5 PHYSICAL EDUCATION-HEALTH /.5 DEAN of STUDENT SUCCESS

Position Description:   Sherman County School District is seeking a licensed 7-12 Physical Education/Health (.5 FTE) and Dean of Student Success (.5 FTE) to teach full time. The successful candidate will spend a portion of their day teaching Physical Education/Health and the other providing services that support the district in meeting its goals. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in pursuing a future position in administration.

The district is looking for applicants who have the ability to work as a team. Applicants should also have working knowledge of Common Core State Standards and effective teaching strategies. Moreover, prospective applicants must possess the ability to communicate with students, parents and colleagues. Numerous extended duty and coaching contracts are also available.

Campus Description: The Sherman County School is a K-12 progressive school with approximately 250 students, located in Moro, Oregon. The 2016-17 school year brought the opening of a new elementary wing and remodeled Jr./Sr. High School that joined as one modernized facility.

Application Process: If you are interested in applying for this position, please email Mike Somnis at msomnis@sherman.k12.or.us.  Mr. Somnis will provide you with an official application packet.

Application Requirements Shall Include:

  • Completed SCSD Application Form (Available from the School District)
  • Letter of Interest
  • Current Resume
  • Copy of Teaching License (or eligibility to obtain same)
  • Minimum of three (3) Letters of Recommendation (written within the last 3 years)
  • Copies of all transcripts
  • Other material as desired

This position will close on April 11, 2018. Criminal record check and pre-employment drug testing required. Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 4/6

2018-19 ART TEACHER with OTHER ENDORSEMENTS

Position Description:   Sherman County School District is seeking a highly qualified Art teacher with other endorsement(s) to teach full time. The successful candidate will spend a portion of their day teaching Art and the other providing services dependent upon qualifications. The district is looking for applicants who have a strong understanding of Professional Learning Communities and the ability to work as a team. Applicants should also have working knowledge of Common Core State Standards and effective teaching strategies. Moreover, prospective applicants must possess the ability to communicate with students, parents and colleagues.  In addition, numerous extended duty and coaching contracts are also available.

Campus Description: The Sherman County School is a K-12 progressive school with approximately 250 students, located in Moro, Oregon. The 2016-17 school year brought the opening of a new elementary wing and remodeled Jr./Sr. High School that joined as one modernized facility.

Application Process: If you are interested in applying for this position, please email Mike Somnis at msomnis@sherman.k12.or.us.  Mr. Somnis will provide you with an official application packet.

Application Requirements Shall Include:

  • Completed SCSD Application Form (Available from the School District)
  • Letter of Interest
  • Current Resume
  • Copy of Teaching License (or eligibility to obtain same)
  • Minimum of three (3) Letters of Recommendation (written within the last 3 years)
  • Copies of all transcripts
  • Other material as desired

This position will close on April 11, 2018. Criminal record check and pre-employment drug testing required. Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 4/6

SPANISH TEACHER WITH OTHER DUTIES. Sherman County School District is seeking a highly qualified Spanish teacher with other endorsement(s) to teach full time ($37,807 – $54,347) for the 2018-19 school year. The successful candidate will spend a half day teaching Spanish and the other half teaching and providing services dependent upon qualifications. The district is looking for applicants that have a strong understanding of Professional Learning Communities and the ability to work as a team. Applicants should also have working knowledge of Common Core State Standards and effective teaching strategies. Moreover, prospective applicants must possess the ability to communicate with students, parents and colleagues effectively. This position will remain open until filled. See: https://www.google.com/search?q=Sherman+County+School+district+moro+oregon+positions+open&rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS782US782&oq=sherman+&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j0j69i59j69i60j69i57j69i60.4684j1j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

AGRICULTURE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY/CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION TEACHER

Position Description: Licensed Agriculture Science and Technology/Career Technical Education Teacher, 1.0 FTE, grades 7-12, Woodshop, Metal Shop, Welding, Diesel Mechanics, Agribusiness and/or Small Engines. Other classes will be dependent upon licensing and qualifications of successful candidate. Extended duty and coaching contracts may also be available.

See: https://www.google.com/search?q=Sherman+County+School+district+moro+oregon+positions+open&rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS782US782&oq=sherman+&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j0j69i59j69i60j69i57j69i60.4684j1j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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FOR SALE:

HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE, NOVELTY GIFTS & FURNITURE REPAIR & REFINISHING. Considerately Handcrafted furniture and novelty gifts created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels and other reclaimed materials.  Special orders available.  Furniture repair and refinishing. ~The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | 541-993-4282 | https://www.oldwoodnbarrels.com/  4/6

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

FOR RENT OR LEASE:

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SERVICES:  

SHERMAN COUNTY PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT. Sherman County Preschool is looking ahead to next school year. We will be holding an open enrollment at 5:30pm on April 12th in the preschool. We encourage anyone interested in having their child attend preschool to complete an enrollment packet. Space is limited to 20 children and Head Start spots are limited as well. We are projecting a full class so you don’t want to miss signing up!   To be eligible for the 2018-2019 preschool year your child must be 3-5 years of age on or before September 1st, 2018, and be potty trained. We contract with both North Central ESD and Umatilla Morrow Head Starts to provide Head Start services to qualifying families. They are both wonderful agencies with great employees who love to help kids and their families, but again spots are limited so you don’t want to miss out on signing up. Most, if not all, spots will be filled by early summer.   Sherman County Preschool is a QRIS 5-star program with a director, Carrie Somnis, & 3 teachers, Brenda Massie, Sarah Goodenough & Miranda Owens, who love children and have over 30+ years of combined teaching experience. Sherman County Preschool is located in Moro in the elementary wing of the Sherman County School building. We introduce preschoolers to learning in a warm and caring environment that encourages children to learn through play and structured small group activities. We also offer transportation services for a small fee in the afternoon with stops in Moro and Wasco.  If you are unable to make the open enrollment but are interested in your child attending preschool next year please send an email to shermanpreschool@yahoo.com with your name, mailing address, and child’s age/name as of September 1st, 2018. Also, feel free to call the preschool directly with any questions. The phone number is (541) 565-3320. Hours are 8-2pm Monday-Thursday. During preschool hours we are busy with kids & may not answer, but please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible. 4/12

READY FOR HELP WITH THOSE SPRING PROJECTS?  Local Handyman/General Contractor/Equipment Operator.  Large and small projects. Indoors or Out. Please call Kevin – 541-993-4282 | KCK, Inc. | Licensed, bonded and insured. CCB #135768. References available. 4/6 

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2. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

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1-30 National Distracted Driving Month

1-30 Sexual Assault Awareness month

1-30 National Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Month

7 North Central Oregon Rural Skill Builder Training | Hood River

7 Crab or Rib-eye Steak Feed 6 Condon Elks Lodge, Condon

8-14 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

8-14 Oregon Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

9 Sherman County School District Board Meeting 7

9-13 National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week

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

11 Wasco School Events Center Board of Directors Meeting 6

11-13 Oregon Heritage Conference

12 Holocaust Remembrance Day

12 Sherman County Preschool Enrollment 5:30 Sherman County School

12 EFT (Tapping) Techniques with Orice Klaas 6 Sherman Public/School Library

12 An Evening with Haven 5:30-8:30 The Fort Dalles Readiness Center

13 North Central Livestock Association Annual Bull Tour starts 7:30 The Dalles

14 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Speedsters & Racers

14-15 Shaniko Hoot, Hollar & Sing 541-489-3263 Shaniko, Oregon

15? TBA Sod Laying Volunteers at Sherman County School Ball Field TBA

17 Income Tax Day

18 Sherman County Court 9

18 WWII Camp Rufus Sign Dedication 11 Sherman County Historical Museum

19 Gilliam County Historical Society Monthly Meeting 3:30

19 Forum for Sherman County Judge Candidates 7 Wasco School Events Center

20 Bingo Night 6 Grass Valley Pavilion

20 First Baptist Church of Grass Valley Spring Fling with Liberty Gospel Quartet 6

20-22 Gorge Artists Open Studio

21 Super Women/Sidekick Sons Dinner and Dance 5 Wasco School Events Center

21-22 Blossom Craft & Quilt Show 10-5 Hood River County Fairgrounds, Odell

22 Earth Day

23 Volunteer Hosts’ Training 1 & 6 o’clock Sherman County Historical Museum

23 Networking: Museums of the Gorge 10 Maryhill Museum of Art

23 Sherman County Photography Club 6 OSU Extension Office…everyone welcome!

23 Frontier Regional 911 Agency Board Meeting 2

23-24 Sherman County Budget Committee 8

25 Tri-County Court Meeting 10 Condon

26 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Budget10 Board Meeting to Follow

26 Sherman County Book Club 6 Sherman Public/School Library

27 Arbor Day – Plant a tree!

27-29 39th Annual Cherry Festival – The Dalles

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28 Cherry Festival Parade 10 The Dalles

28 Agriculture Job Fair 12-6 Cherry Festival, The Dalles

28 Sherman County School Invitational Track & Field Meet

28-29 Oregon Ag Fest, Salem

29 Agriculture Job Fair 10-4 Cherry Festival, The Dalles

29 From This Day Forward: Wedding Exhibit, Free Open House Preview 1-4 Sherman Historical Museum

29-May 1 Oregon Cattlemen’s Mid-Year Conference 503-361-8941 Sunriver

voteMAY

1 Sherman County Historical Museum Opens for the Season 10-5 daily

1-30 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Sherman Elementary School Students

2 Gilliam County Museum Complex Opens for the Season

2 Sherman County Court 9

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

3 National Day of Prayer

3 Sherman County Fair Board 7

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.

4 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Budget Meeting 10 NORCOR

5 County-wide Clean-up Day

5 Art Walk in Moro

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

7 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10-1 Rufus

8 Sherman County Watershed Council 8

8 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Board 8:30

8 Tri-County Mental Health Board of Directors 11-2 The Dalles

8 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

8 V-E Day Declared 1945

9 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory 12:30

12 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Popular Postwar Cars

13 Mother’s Day

13 Mother’s Day Free Admission for Mother’s at Sherman County Historical Museum

15 ELECTION DAY

16 Sherman County Court 9

19 Armed Forces Day

24 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Budget Meeting 10 NORCOR

28 Memorial Day (observed)

28 Memorial Day Celebration & Parade in Wasco

28-31 Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families – Sherman Historical Museum

30 Memorial Day

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1-30 Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families – Sherman Historical Museum

1-30 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Sherman County Photography Club

2 Art Walk in Moro

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

7 Sherman County Fair Board 7

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

9 Rose Festival Parade, Portland

12 Experiment Station Field Day, Pendleton

13 Experiment Station Field Day, Moro

13 Sherman County Historical Society Annual Membership Meeting 5, Dinner 6 Moro

14 Flag Day

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

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

17 Father’s Day

17 Father’s Day Free Admission at Sherman County Historical Museum 10-5

25 Korean War Began 1950

29 Home Run Derby, Condon

30-July 1 Harvester’s Classic Coed Soft Ball Tournament, Condon 

JULY

1-31 Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families – Sherman Historical Museum

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Linda Krasfic’s Baby Quilts

4 Independence Day

4 Art Walk in Moro

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

8-12 Sherman County Historical Museum Quilt Display

7 Bluegrass Festival in Fossil

7 14th Annual Fossil Cruz-in 9-4 Fossil

9-15 Summer Fishtrap Gathering (Writers in the American West) Wallowa Lake

14 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Traffic Jam Show

18 Kids Pioneer Day at Sherman County Historical Museum

27 Korean War Ended 1953, National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

28 WWI Began 1914

AUGUST

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

1-31 Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families – Sherman Historical Museum

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Abbey Phelps, Knitting & Fiber Arts

3 Jawbone Flats Concert 6:30 & Artisans’ Market 4-7, Condon City Park

4 Art Walk in Moro: Wool Spinners & Quilts

7 Vietnam War Began 1964

11 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Helicopters

21-26 Sherman County Fair & Rodeo

SEPTEMBER

1 Art Walk in Moro

1-30 Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families / Sherman Historical Museum

1-30 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Photographs John Day Dam, 50 years Ago

2 V-J Day WW II Japanese Surrender 1945

3 Labor Day

5 All County 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

9 Grandparents Day. Grandparents’ free Admission at Sherman County Historical Museum 10-5

11 Patriot Day & National Day of Service & Remembrance

23 Autumn Begins

OCTOBER

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Lowell Smith Photography 10-5

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

7 Afghanistan War Began 2001

8 Columbus Day (observed)

12 Columbus Day

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

31 Sherman County Historical Museum closes for the season. Open by appointment November-April

31 Halloween

NOVEMBER

1-31 Military Family Appreciation Month

4 Day Light Saving Time Ends (set back clock one hour)

6 Election Day

7 Sherman Historical Museum Volunteer & Hosts Appreciation Party

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

11 Veterans Day

12 Veterans Day (observed)

22 Thanksgiving Day

 

DECEMBER

1 Sherman Historical Museum Christmas Open House & Museum Store Sale

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

7 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

8 War Declared on Japan 1941

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

15 Bill of Rights Day; Iraq War Ended 2011

21 Winter Begins

25 Christmas Day

31 Official End of WWII 1946

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