Sherman County eNews #152

CONTENTS

  1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

  2. CLASSIFIEDS

  3. CALENDAR


1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS 

church.family1“How are you doing?” This a common but potentially awkward question. Much of the time we expect a casual non-committal response such as “good,” or “Okay” which we acknowledge in some equally casual way and move on. Even when someone throws this process for a loop and responds negatively we have our favorite responses such as “hang in there,” “I hope it gets better” or even, “I’ll pray for you.”

But it doesn’t take much to break this cycle and open the door to richer and more meaningful interactions. Following their response with a simple “Oh” provides an invitation for the other person to go deeper and share more. Saying “Oh” communicates that I’ve got a few minutes to hear and to care and not rush on down the road. Rather than fearing the “Oh no, what have I done now,” “oh” said at the right time can in a non-threatening way prove a huge blessing as you take advantage of an opportunity to enter into the life of someone else, to encourage, possibly help and even bring them in prayer before God who knows them far more than we could ever imagine (Psalm 139). “Oh” is an opportunity to extend the compassion to others that God has shown to us.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3–4, ESV)

Try allowing some extra time for an “Oh” encounter and listen with an open heart for where it might go.

Joe Burgess
Pastor
First Baptist Church Grass Valley


2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)

REMINDERS: 

sherrycaricatureCLASSIFIED ADS. 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 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:

THANK YOU!! The Board of Directors and staff members of ABC Huskies Child Care would like to express sincere gratitude to the many volunteers who contributed to the success of the 2018 Wasco Memorial Weekend Country Breakfast. Special recognition goes to North Sherman Rural Fire Protection District for use of their facility, Morrow County Grain Growers for securing and transporting the grills, Wasco Market for their generous donation of ham, Sherman County for tables and chairs, volunteers who helped move and set them up, staff and board members whose teamwork kept everything running smoothly and most importantly to our volunteer cooks who prepared a fantastic meal: Norman Fridley, Kent Thomas, Commissioner Tom McCoy and Mike Smith. We are very grateful for the amazing support demonstrated by the Sherman County community. Thank you!!  ~ Carrie Kaseberg, Gail Macnab & Melva Thomas – Board of Directors

 THANK YOU to everyone who came to Wasco’s Memorial Day celebration and helped celebrate our veterans! Thank you to all the volunteers who help make this a successful celebration.  Special thanks to special guests Jane and Jerry Kirkpatrick, music by Wasco resident Tyson Huckins, Rod McGuire and Paradise Rose BBQ staff, Pastor Bob Reasoner for another wonderful tribute to the veterans, and the adults and young adults who pitched in and helped with many jobs that needed to be done. Parade announcer Joe Dabulskis and their family flag that led the parade, fun family nite, ABC Husky’s pancake breakfast and the new special activity coordinated by the Catholic Church, a fund raiser for the county food bank— bingo and ice cream sundaes. Of course, to special engineer Tom Lepinski for driving the children’s train, and wonderful car show entrants. Hope everyone had a chance to see the new Wasco city brochure designed by Jessica Wheeler and funded by a grant from the Sherman County Cultural Coalition, and several vendors. Hope to see you next year!! ~Carol MacKenzie, Mayor, City of Wasco, Oregon

 THANK YOU! The Catholic Community of Sherman County thanks everyone who joined us on Memorial Day for bingo and ice cream sundaes. With your help, we raised over $300 for the Sherman County Food Bank! See you next year! Thank you.

 THANK YOU! Received my beautiful Sherman County, Oregon coffee table book.  Wow, Beautiful!!!  Thanks to everyone involved in its production – you did a great job!!!! ~Carol MacKenzie.

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!

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS: 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

EMPLOYMENT:

RETAIL | HUMAN RESOURCES |RECEPTIONIST | LABORER | DRIVER.  Mid Columbia Producers is now hiring for multiple positions.

  • Full Time Retail Associate– Wasco, Oregon (Closes 6/15/2018)
  • Part Time Retail Associate– Goldendale, Washington (Closes 6/15/2018)
  • Full Time Retail Associate – Goldendale, Washington (Closes 6/15/2018)
  • Full Time Human Resources Director– Moro, Oregon (Closes 6/9/2018)
  • Full TimeReceptionist – Bend, Oregon (Closes 6/9/2018)
  • Full Time Grain Operations Laborer – Sherman/Gilliam County (Closes 6/9/2018) 
  • Full Time Petroleum Delivery Driver– Moro, Oregon 
  • Full Time Grain Elevator Operation Harvest Help – Various Locations
  • Part TimeGrain Elevator Operation Harvest Help – Various Locations 

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: HR, PO Box 344 Moro, OR 97039 Fax: (503)536-6875 PH: (541)565-2277  HR@mcpcoop.com

PUBLIC WORKS OPERATOR ASSISTANT.  The City of Rufus is seeking an assistant to the Public Works Operator. Seasonal – Temporary – Part Time Position – flexible hours at $12.00/hr. (no benefits). Job Description: Includes but not limited to performing a variety of tasks involved in the Public Works Department: Such as servicing water meters, water and sewer lines, streets, equipment operations and maintenance, and intermittent operation of the water and sewer treatment facilities.  Landscaping including mowing, weeding, trimming, and irrigation.  Being able to perform other related work as required for the City’s day to day operations. Desired Applicant: Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid Oregon driver’s license.  Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.  Must possess the ability to accurately record and maintain records; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with employees, supervisors, other departments, officials and the public; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.  Mechanical aptitude is a plus. Physical Demands: The applicant must have the ability to lift 50 lbs, and work in extreme weather conditions. The City would be willing to train the right applicant with fewer qualifications for this position. To apply: Contact Rufus City Hall at 541-739-2321 for an application. The City of Rufus is an equal opportunity provider and employer and a drug free workplace.

FOR SALE:

OPEN HOUSE, SATURDAY JUNE 9TH – 1-3 PM 608 MCCOY, MORO, OR. Come on over to see this beautiful Victorian Farmhouse that was restored in 2002. Generously sized living room boasts tall ceilings and windows. Large eat-in kitchen has been fully updated with solid maple floors and cabinets, granite counters, SS appliances, island. Staged with contemporary furnishings. Refreshments & Door Prizes! 2 large bedrooms 1.5 baths. Requesting $157,500. WINDERMERE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE. 541-386-3444.

UNIQUE HANDCRAFTED OUTDOOR FURNITURE & NOVELTY GIFTS AND FURNITURE REHABILITATION: Considerately Handcrafted furniture and novelty gifts created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels and other local reclaimed materials. Special orders available.  Furniture repair and refinishing. ~The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | 541-993-4282 |https://www.oldwoodnbarrels.com 6/15

FOR RENT OR LEASE:

HOUSE. Looking to rent or buy. Our small family of myself my husband and our two beautiful boys are wanting to move to Moro OR. We live in Newport but have family that live there. Open to ideas. For rent we are looking for a 2-3 bed. And to buy we would like an owner carry 3-4 bed. You can email or call/text. Lexxieadams@gmail.com 541.351.5294   6/8

FREE:

SERVICES:

THE LEAN-TO CAFÉ & GOOSE PIT SALOON.  Daily Specials: Tuesday Hamburgers, Wednesday Soft Tacos, Thursday Chicken Fried Steak, Friday Fresh Clam Chowder and Saturday Night Prime Rib. 541-442-5709 in Historic Downtown Wasco. 6/22

LOCAL HANDYMAN, GENERAL CONTRACTOR & EQUIPMENT OPERATOR. Large and small projects, indoors or out. Furniture repair & refinishing. Please call Kevin – 541-993-4282 | KCK, Inc. | Licensed, bonded and insured. CCB #135768. References available. 6/15

GHOST TOWN SAFARI PHOTO WORKSHOPS. (1) Venice Italy – 20 September through 2 October, 2018. $2,350.00 each plus transportation, food, lodging, etc. Come on this fabulous workshop where we explore the back streets of Venice, the Lagoon, Verona, and much more. (2) Macro/Micro workshop – 23 June, 2018. 9 AM to 4 PM, subjects will be provided. $40.00 per person. Itinerary will be sent with enrollment. Information and questions, email Bob Davis at ghosttownsafari@charter.net or call 541 296 2553. 6/8

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION:

WANTED: 

HOUSE. Looking to rent or buy. Our small family of myself my husband and our two beautiful boys are wanting to move to Moro OR. We live in Newport but have family that live there. Open to ideas. For rent we are looking for a 2-3 bed. And to buy we would like an owner carry 3-4 bed. You can email or call/text. Lexxieadams@gmail.com.

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

starCircleJUNE

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

8 Sherman County School Students Go on Summer Vacation

8 Community Renewable Energy Association Board Meeting 10-1

9 World Wide Knit in Public Day at Sage Mountain Primitives, Moro, Oregon

9 Moro’s Annual Clean-up Day 8-4

9 Columbia Gorge Genealogists: Tips from Rootstech 10:30 Discovery Center

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

9 Rose Festival Parade, Portland

9 Kids Free Fishing Day at Spearfish Park 9-12 http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/news/article/Article/1532665/kids-fishing-day-at-spearfish-park-june-9/

10 Sherman County 4-H Market Animal Weigh-in

11 City of Grass Valley Conditional Use Hearing 7 Grass Valley Pavilion

12 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

12 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

12 Tri-County Mental Health / Center for Living Board Meeting 11-2

12 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

12 Experiment Station Field Day, Pendleton

12 Sherman County Ambulance Board Meeting 1800

13 Sherman County Historical Society Annual Meeting 5 Senior Center, Moro

13 Columbia Basin Ag Research Center Field Day, Moro

13 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Committee Meeting 12:30

13 Wasco School Events Center Board Meeting 6

14 Flag Day

14 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 4 White Salmon

14 Sherman County Public/School Library Movie Night 6 The SAndlot

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

18 Eastern Oregon Regional Tourism Gathering 10-3 Union County

19 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

19 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

20 Sherman County Court 9

20-22 Sherman County 4-H Camp

22 Columbia Gorge Bi-State Renewable Energy Zone Meeting 12:30 Casa el Mirador

22 Family Bingo Night 6-8 Grass Valley Pavilion

23 Sherman County Public/School Library 2 Start Your Miniature Rock Garden

25 Korean War Began 1950

26 Sherman County Public/School Library 10 S.T.E.A.M. ages 6-12

26 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

26 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

27 City Broadband Meeting 7 Wasco

27 Sherman County Public/School Library Young Adult Night 6-8

27-30 4-H Summer Conference, OSU Campus, Corvallis

28 Sherman County Public/School Library Movie Night 6 Footloose

29 Frontier TeleNet Budget Hearing 9 & Board Meeting 10

29 Home Run Derby, Condon

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

Flags StarsJULY

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

3 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

3 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

4 Independence Day

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.

5 Sherman County Public/School Library Young Adult Night 6-8

6 Movie Nights 8:30 Bring your chairs to Moro City Hall parking lot.

7 Sherman County Mobile Farmers’ Market 10-1 Main Street in Moro

7 Sherman County Mobile Farmers’ Market 2-4 RR Depot in Wasco

7 Music & Movement for ages 0 to 6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

7 Art Walk in Moro

7 Street Dance in Moro 5-10

7 Bluegrass Festival in Fossil

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

7-15 Moro’s 2nd Annual Quilt and Fiber Event 10-4

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

8-12 Sherman County Historical Museum Quilt Display

9-12 Sherman County 4-H Food Preservation Day Camp, Extension Office

 

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

10 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

10 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

10 Sherman County Public/School Library 6 Hogwarts Mystery Night

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

10 North Central Public Health District Board of Directors Meeting 3 The Dalles

11 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Meeting 12:30

12 Sherman County Public/School Library Movie Night 6 Coco

12-15 National Association of Counties Conference, Nashville, Tennessee

13 Community Renewable Energy Association Board Meeting 10-1

14 Sherman County Public/School Library 2 Rock Necklaces ages up to 4

14 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Traffic Jam Show

14 Starry Night Camp-out at Maryhill Museum of Art

16-19 Sherman County 4-H Healthalicious Cooking Day Camp, Extension Office

17 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

17 Sherman County Public/School Library 11 Oregon Rocks! K-6

17 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

18 Sherman County Court 9

18 Kids Pioneer Day at Sherman County Historical Museum

19 Sherman County Public/School Library Young Adult Night 6-8

21 Sherman County Public/School Library 1 Adam Miller, Old Songs for Young Folks

21 Summer Reading Program End of Summer Party 3

23 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10

23 Frontier Regional 911 Agency Board Meeting 3

24 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

24 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

25 Tri-County Courts 10-2 Sherman County

25-28 Jefferson County Fair, Madras

26 Sherman County Public/School Library Movie Night 6 Love, Simon

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

28 WWI Began 1914

31 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

31 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

31-Aug. 4 Malheur County Fair, Ontario

compass4AUGUST

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

2 Sherman County Public/School Library Young Adult Night 6-8

1-4 Union County Fair, LaGrande

1-5 Deschutes County Fair, Redmond

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

3 Movie Nights 8:30 Bring your chairs to Moro City Hall parking lot.

3 Street Dance in Moro 5-10

4 Music & Movement for ages 0 to 6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

4 Sherman County Public/School Library: Signs for Kids Just in Time for Fair 11

4 Sherman County Mobile Farmers’ Market 10-1 Main Street in Moro

4 Sherman County Mobile Farmers’ Market 2-4 RR Depot in Wasco

4 Art Walk in Moro: Wool Spinners & Quilts

4-11 Wallowa County Fair, Enterprise

6-10 Sherman County Summer Drama Day Camp

7 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

7 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

7 Vietnam War Began 1964

7-10 Baker County Fair, Baker City

7-11 Umatilla County Fair, Hermiston

8 Sherman County Community & Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30

8-11 Crook County Fair, Prineville

8-11 Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo, Grandview

9 Sherman County Public/School Library Movie Night 6 My Little Pony

10 Community Renewable Energy Association Board Meeting 10-1

11 Sherman County Public/School Library: Signs for Kids Just in Time for Fair 11

11 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Helicopters

14 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

14 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

16 Sherman County Public/School Library Young Adult Night 6-8

17-18 Sherman Class of ’68 Reunion

20 Eastern Oregon Regional Tourism Gathering 10-3 Silvies Valley Ranch

20-26 Sherman County Fair 4-H Activities Every Day

21 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

21 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

21-26 Sherman County Fair & Rodeo, Moro

23 Sherman County Public/School Library Movie Night 6 Pacific Rim Uprising

23-26 Wasco County Fair, Tygh Valley

28 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

28 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

31 Movie Nights 8:30 Bring your chairs to Moro City Hall parking lot.

clock.793SEPTEMBER

1 Art Walk in Moro

1 Sherman County Mobile Farmers’ Market 10-1 Main Street in Moro

1 Sherman County Mobile Farmers’ Market 2-4 RR Depot in Wasco

 


 

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