Sherman County eNews #103

CONTENTS

  1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

  2. CLASSIFIEDS

  3. CALENDAR


1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

Promoting a Loving Society

“The teachings of the Bahá’í Faith instruct us to work to reshape society based on principles of love, inclusiveness, and reciprocity. This requires that by…transcending current approaches that tend to divide people into contending groups, we raise consciousness in such a way as to bring them together in the earnest and honest search for solutions.”

What a concept.  To love each other.  To include each other.  To reciprocate with each other.  To work together to find solutions.

What it requires is that each of us make a conscious decision to have loving, harmonious, inclusive relationships.  Whatever that takes. We have to want that more than we want whatever divides us!

In practical terms, that might mean listening with a true desire to understand another’s point of view.  It might mean inviting someone to coffee that you’d like to get to know better.  It might mean offering to help someone with different political views when they need a ride to The Dalles or help in their garden.  Making  Loving-Personal-Relationships your #1 priority allows you to let go of the compelling desire to push your own political or other agenda on other people.  It still holds true…it’s more important to “love  your neighbor as yourself.” 

Baha’i Faith

Erling and Pat Jacobsen

Rufus, OR

www.Bahai.us


2. 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:

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!

babyfootprintJOYFULLY! Kristi and Todd Dickson, of Madras, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Alden Ray Dickson, at 9:42 am on April 3, at St. Charles Bend. At birth, Alden weighed 5 pounds 15 ounces. He joins brother, Owen, 5 and sister, Eileen, 3.  The grand parents are Rick and Kathleen Danielson, of Grass Valley, and Dave and Melinda Dickson, of Antelope.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

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

SHERMAN COUNTY MUSEUM HOSTS. We welcome new 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: 

FOR SALE:

PROPERTY IN GRASS VALLEY, OREGON. 15.5 acres on the edge of town. The property is buildable, fenced, has a well, power and existing garage. Build a home or place a manufactured home among the existing pine trees with plenty of room for a barn or shop, horses or other 4-H critters. Call or text Justin at 541-980-9386 for additional details. 5/18

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/  4/27

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:

FREE:

SERVICES:

EQUINE TRAIL & SORTING CLINICS. Equine Mania LLC Announces Summer Clinics. Don’t miss out of the fun! Great people, fabulous instructors & a dang good time!

–Cows and More Clinic with Mary Jane Brown May 12-13 $300, optional Friday session $75;

–Wheatacres Ranch Trail Challenge & Sorting June 23;

–Advanced Sorting Clinic with Kristi Siebert August 11-12 $300.

See https://www.facebook.com/equinemaniallc/?hc_ref=ARSzG3gsFvlrsyVycfC1ePo1WdALjBqo1CzNuly0Ye-01zafkuw6ty-uB8RTnllI0Wo

The Cows & More clinic has only one spot left so sign up now! Contact Carrie for more information: 541-980-7394.  5/4

THE LEAN-TO CAFÉ DAILY SPECIALS. Tuesday Classic Hamburgers. Wednesday Soft Tacos. Thursday Chicken Fried Steak w/mashed potatoes & gravy. Friday Clam Chowder. 541-442-5709 in Historic Downtown Wasco. 4/27

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. 4/27

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION:

WANTED:

LOCAL HOST FAMILIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENTS. Non-profit ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few. ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience. The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests. To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to www.host.asse.com to begin your host family application. Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today! ASSE INTERNATIONAL (FORMERLY AMERICAN SCANDINAVIAN STUDENT EXCHANGE) IS A NON-PROFIT, PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANIZATION.  ASSE IS OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED AS AN EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, WAS FOUNDED BY THE SWEDISH MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, COOPERATES WITH THE CANADIAN PROVINCIAL MINISTRIES OF EDUCATION, and the NEW ZEALAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.


3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

APRIL

1-30 National Distracted Driving Month

1-30 Sexual Assault Awareness month

1-30 National Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Month

20 Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting 10 Gilliam County Courthouse

20? TBA Sod Laying Volunteers at Sherman County School Ball Field TBA  POSTPONED

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 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Budget Committee 10

26 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Budget10 Board Meeting to Follow

26 Sherman County Book Club 6 Sherman Public/School Library

26-May 6 Washington Apple Festival – Wenatchee

27 Arbor Day – Plant a tree!

27-29 39th Annual Cherry Festival – The Dalles

http://thedalleschamber.com/northwest-cherry-festival/

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 Tango at Maryhill 6 to 9 Maryhill Museum of Art

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

MAY

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

1-30 Sherman Co. 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

4 Gorge Winds Concert Band 7 Hood River Middle School

5 Memorial Service for Delmar Eban Peake 2 Moro Presbyterian Church

5 County-wide Clean-up Day

5 Art Walk in Moro

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

6 Gorge Winds Concert Band 3 Calvary Baptist Church, The Dalles

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

10 Sherman Health District Budget Committee Meeting 6

12 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Popular Postwar Cars

13 Mother’s Day

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

13 Mother’s Day Free Admission for Mothers at Maryhill Museum of Art

15 ELECTION DAY

15 Wheat College, Pasco, Washington

15 Wasco County Crop Tour

16 Sherman County Crop Tour

16 Sherman County Court 9

18 Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting 10 Fossil

19 Armed Forces Day

19 Members’ Appreciation Day at Maryhill Museum of Art

20 Oregon Tradeswomen’s Fair http://www.tradeswomen.net/fair/

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

29 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 11

30 Memorial Day

JUNE

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

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

2 Art Walk in Moro

2 Cascade Singers’ Spring Concert

4 Cascade Singers’ Spring Concert

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 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2

12 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

12 Experiment Station Field Day, Pendleton

13 Experiment Station Field Day, Moro

13 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Committee Meeting 12:30

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

21 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility Meeting & Budget Adoption 10

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

14 Starry Night Camp-out at Maryhill Museum of Art

18 Kids Pioneer Day at Sherman County Historical Museum

25-28 Jefferson County Fair, Madras

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

28 WWI Began 1914

31-Aug. 4 Malheur County Fair, Ontario


 

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