Sherman County eNews #177

CONTENTS

  1. Universal Terms: Fact, Opinion or Generalization?

  2. Summer Bridge to College Program

  3. Corrected: What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library

  4. Sherman County 4-H News Report – Swine Club

  5. Quilts, Vintage & Modern, on Display on Highway 97 Wasco & Moro, July 8-14

  6. Find farm stands & u-picks with Oregon’s Bounty

  7. Oregon Students Reach Finals at National History Day(R) Competition in Maryland

  8. 101 Ideas for New Revenue at History Organizations


Caution! Extreme Fire Danger!

Please do not drive or park your vehicle in dry grass!

wheat-truck1

Caution! Trucks!

Wheat harvest is underway!

Slow-moving grain trucks are on the road…

maybe right around the corner in the canyon…

or just over the hill.


1. Universal Terms: Fact, Opinion or Generalization?

question-mark“The next time you hear a universal term, ask yourself, “Is this a fact or an opinion or a generalization?” Watch and listen closely to those running for office, especially when they talk about their opponents or the state of affairs. Are they stating facts or a cleverly worded opinion? The same goes for news outlets or anyone attempting to grab the spotlight. It is vital that all of us sharpen our critical listening skills.
Listen for the words “all,” “every,” “always,” “never,” and “none,” and let them serve as red flags for you. Ask yourself, “Is this strictly true? Are there exceptions?” If you avoid these universals except when they are really true, you will dramatically improve your communications, as well as create a better sense of trust in you by those who listen to you. ~The Pacific Institute


2. Summer Bridge to College Program

question.mark.circleAre you a recent high school graduate who plans to attend college in the Fall?  Do you have questions about financial aid, class scheduling, housing, orientation or other issues?  The Gorge Summer Bridge to College program can help!  Call Ann Harris at (541) 386-3343.   


3. Corrected: What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library.

Logo.ShermanPub.School.Library2017The Library is open Summer Hours -11am-7pm Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-4pm Saturday

Community Preschool Storytime – Every Tuesday at 10am
Join us for Preschool Storytime and crafts. Ages 0-6. 

Hogwarts Mystery Night, July 10 at 6 p.m.
Join us for an evening of witchcraft and wizardry. Make your own wand! Enjoy snacks from Honeydukes. A prize will be awarded for the best costume and we will have drawings for other prizes. Open to all jr/sr high students. 

Movie Night, July 12 at 6 p.m.
Coco
Rated PG
Run Time 1hr 49 min
In this gorgeous animated adventure, a boy named Miguel dreams of becoming a famous guitar player, despite the misgivings of his close-knit family. When his ambitions cause him to run afoul of a curse, he must journey into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors.


4. Sherman County 4-H News Report – Swine Club

pig1The Sherman County Swine Club met on June 28, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.  We figured out the rate of gain for each of our pigs.  Next, we did presentations and everyone was there except for Kyle. After presentations Addison Smith and Bailey did a talk on community service, we chose to do the whiskey barrels with flowers at the Fairgrounds. Thanks to the Fairboard for coming to support us on our presentations. The meeting was adjourned 7 pm. —Bailey Coelsch


5. Quilts, Vintage & Modern, on Display on Highway 97 Wasco & Moro, July 8-14

quilt1Travelers headed to the Sisters quilt show this week are invited to follow the City of Wasco’s Quilt Trail along Main Street before continuing south on Highway 97. There is more to see just 9 miles south at the little town of Moro where their quilt show is displayed in Lisa’s In Stitches quilt shop next door to Sage Mountain Primitives, Huskey’s Market and at the national-award-winning Sherman County Historical Museum next to the Moro City Park. Enjoy Sherman County quilts on display all week. ~Carol MacKenzie. Wasco, Oregon 


6. Notice. Wasco School Events Center Board of Directors Meeting, July 11

The Wasco School Events Center Board of Directors will hold a meeting on July 11th,
2017, at 6 p.m. at the Wasco School Events Center, 903 Barnett Street, Wasco. The public is welcome to attend!


7. Find farm stands & u-picks with Oregon’s Bounty

food.peachUse a smartphone to easily find farm stands, u-pick fields, on-farm festivals with Oregon’s Bounty at Oregon Farm Bureau www.oregonfb.org.

Cherries, peaches, berries, tomatoes, and lavender are just a sampling of summer’s agricultural bounty that Oregonians eagerly await all year. If you want to venture out into the beautiful countryside to buy seasonal food directly from a farmer, where do you go?

“Everyone knows where their local farmers market is. But what about roadside farm stands, u-pick fields, and on-farm events out in rural areas? That’s where Oregon’s Bounty comes in,” said Anne Marie Moss, Oregon Farm Bureau communications director.

Oregon’s Bounty at www.oregonfb.org is a searchable directory of nearly 300 family farms and ranches that sell food and foliage directly to the public.

Smartphone-friendly, the Oregon’s Bounty website allows visitors to search for specific agriculture products — like eggs, honey, corn, or cucumbers — and/or search for farms within a region of the state, such as Portland Metro, the Gorge, or the Willamette Valley. Visitors can also do a search for “u-pick” or “events” for those activities.

“Oregonians love farm-fresh food. Thanks to the diversity of Oregon agriculture, we can buy an enormous variety of fruits, vegetables, meat, nuts, flowers, and foliage directly from the families who grew it,” said Moss.

“Each of the farms listed in Oregon’s Bounty are owned and operated by Farm Bureau members, who are proud of what they’ve raised and are happy to answer questions about what they do,” said Moss. “Summer is an ideal time to take a trip into the scenic countryside, meet a few of these family farmers, and experience Oregon agriculture firsthand.”


8. Oregon Students Reach Finals at National History Day(R) Competition in Maryland

Portland, OR – Fifty-two students from across Oregon traveled to College Park, Maryland to compete in the National History Day® contest June 10–14. The students who qualified for nationals received first or second place in their category at the Oregon History Day contest organized by the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) on Saturday, May 5 at Concordia University in Portland.

Of the many exemplary projects that qualified for the national competition, two entries from Oregon made it all the way to the final round of the competition. Alan Zhou and Kyler Wang of Stoller Middle School in Beaverton (led by teacher Thomas Justman) placed fourth in the Junior Group Website category with their project The Pig War: Confrontation, Escalation, Arbitration. Anja Jolin of Laurelhurst School in Portland (led by teacher Lindsay Gebbie) placed eighth for her Junior Paper titled Confrontation and Negotiation: South Africa’s Transition to Democracy.

Each fall, the Oregon Historical Society kicks off the Oregon History Day program alongside over half a million 6–12 grade students across the country. OHS Education Manager Kristen Pilgrim works closely with educators throughout the state, and students use the OHS Research Library and digital assets like the Oregon History Project and Oregon Encyclopedia to conduct research on the annual theme. The 2018 National History Day® theme was “Conflict and Compromise,” and students can present their final project in the form of a paper, website, exhibit, performance, or documentary, and can work individually or as a group.

Beaverton’s Alan Zhou and Kyler Wang visited the OHS Research Library to examine primary sources for their project on the Pig War, impressing library staff with their conscientious care for the library’s priceless collections. “They surrounded themselves with old materials, insisted on handling each document with special gloves, and showed great focus and respect for our materials and for the library,” said Reference Archivist Elerina Aldamar. “They were probably here for four hours, totally engrossed in Pig War materials. It was a true pleasure to have them here, and I hope we served them well!” It appears that they did, as Zhou and Wang won the Global Peace Prize Special Award at the competition.

All National History Day® participants compete in the first round of competition, while only the first place winners from round one advance to the second finals round where first, second, and third place finishers are awarded medals. Students may also receive Special Awards in a variety of categories.

Other Oregon standouts from the National History Day® contest included:

  • Leo Marchyok, Milo Lubin, and Thomas Pallister of ACCESS Academy (Portland Public School District, teacher Heather Kelly) placed second in the first round of the competition, just missing the final round by one place, for their Junior Group Exhibit, Spain Divided: Conflict and Compromise in the Spanish Civil War
  • Colton Reynolds and Drew Nelson of Helix High School (Helix School District, teacher Lorin Kubishta) placed third in the first round for their Senior Group Documentary, West Is Sending an Army: The Copperfield Affair
  • Hailey Cheon, Janice Lee, Jayden Gwo, Jenny Ni, and Rajvir Singh of Stoller Middle School (Beaverton School District, teacher Thomas Justman) placed third in the first round for their Junior Group Website, Ping Pong Diplomacy: How One Sport Brought Nations Together
  • Geoffrey Gu of Sunset High School (Beaverton School District) placed third for his Senior Individual Exhibit Quarantine: Compromise in the War Between Man and Virus
  • Outstanding Junior Division Affiliate Award: Anja Jolin of Laurelhurst School
  • Outstanding Senior Division Affiliate Award: Geoffrey Gu of Sunset High School

More than a half-million students and 30,000 teachers participate in National History Day® annually. Through historical research on topics of their choice and interviews with multiple judges, students learn research and reading skills, critical thinking, problem solving, and self-esteem and confidence. For more information on National History Day®, visit www.nhd.org. A full list of 2018 Oregon History Day participants can be found at www.ohs.org/oregonhistoryday.


9. 101 Ideas for New Revenue at History Organizations

dollar.blwhThe American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has come up with a list of “101 Ideas for New Revenue at History Organizations.” It’s worth checking out if you are considering ways to increase funds to your organization. Some of them are small tweaks here and there that might yield bigger results such as No. 8 on the list ,”Create a simple form to send to special event rental clients who are owed their full security deposit after the event that gives them the option of donating it in whole or part as a tax deductible contribution.”

You can check out the list here: http://download.aaslh.org/101+Ideas+for+New+Revenue-FINAL.pdf.


 

Sherman County eNews #176

CONTENTS

  1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

  2. CLASSIFIEDS

  3. CALENDAR


1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

America, The Beautiful Lyrics

by Katharine Lee Bates – 1913

O beautiful for spacious skies,

For amber waves of grain,

For purple mountain majesties

Above the fruited plain!

America! America! God shed His grace on thee,

And crown thy good with brotherhood

From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet,

Whose stern impassion’d stress

A thoroughfare for freedom beat

Across the wilderness!

America! America! God mend thine ev’ry flaw,

Confirm thy soul in self-control,

Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved

In liberating strife,

Who more than self their country loved,

And mercy more than life!

America! America! May God thy gold refine

Till all success be nobleness,

And ev’ry gain divine!

O Beautiful for patriot dream

That sees beyond the years

Thine alabaster cities gleam,

Undimmed by human tears!

America! America! God shed His grace on thee,

And crown thy good with brotherhood

From sea to shining sea!


2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)

REMINDERS: 

CLASSIFIED 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, Colleen Schafroth & Maryhill Museum of Art! Pioneering Dancer Loïe Fuller Brought Art Nouveau to Life. Let’s meet for lunch at Loie’s Café at Maryhill Museum! https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-loie-fuller-pioneering-dancer-brought-art-nouveau-life?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=editorial ~The Editor

THANK YOU! Thanks and immense appreciation for the firefighters here last night [June 25-26]! There could not have been a more impressive effort. You undoubtedly saved lives and our town. Thank you from all of us! ~Janice Strand on behalf of the folks in Rufus, June 26th

THANK YOU! Sherman County Rural Fire Protection District Expresses Gratitude, Rufus Fire Support. On behalf of myself and the North Sherman County Rural Fire Protection District, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude. The Rufus Fire broke out at roughly 9:20 PM on Monday Night. Within 10 minutes of our arrival, residents were assisting each other in preparing for evacuation while others began watering the perimeter of neighboring homes. This type of comradery is what makes this such an amazing place to call home. Following is a list of people and organizations I would like to thank: Moro Fire, South Sherman Fire and Rescue, Rural 7 Fire District, Klickitat Fire, North Gilliam County Fire, South Gilliam County Fire, Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue, BLM Crews, Sherman County Ambulance, Sherman County Sheriff’s Office, Bob’s Texas T-Bone, Family Market and Deli and Gorge Outfitters Supply. These agencies along with the outpouring of support given by our local farmers and citizens of Rufus gave us the best possible outcome. Thank you, each and every one of you! ~Chief Jeff Holliday

THANK YOU! The Grass Valley Pavilion Restoration and Renovation committee thanks everyone who turned out for our 2nd Family Bingo Night. We hope to make this a regular event, a chance for folks to get together for an evening of fun and enjoy the building you all have helped restore. We want to thank Papa Murphy’s for their generous help with the pizza, and RDO for their contribution. We also want to thank those who helped set up, sell tickets and clean up afterwards. We really appreciate it! Hope to see you next time! TBA!  ~Cathy, Jamie, Scott, Keegan, Zack, Amanda and Rita

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:  

CITY COUNCILOR, CITY OF MORO. City of Moro Councilor Vacancy, Immediate Opening. The City of Moro is seeking a city resident to fill a vacancy on the Moro City Council. This term would run from appointment date, until January 1, 2021. Persons serving on the City Council must be able to attend all council meetings (First Tuesday of each month, at 07:00 pm at City Hall, unless excused) and yearly budget meetings. Persons serving on the City Council must have been a resident of Moro for the last 12 months. Anyone interested in the above position should send a letter of interest to: City of Moro PO Box 231, Moro, OR 97039 by Monday July 16, 2018. This is an appointed position by the City Council. If you have any questions, contact: Erik Glover, City Administrator, via phone, 541-565-3535 or via email, moro@embarqmail.com. 7/13 

EMPLOYMENT:

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS. Mid-Columbia Bus Company needs school bus drivers. No experience necessary. Paid training. 401K. Hiring bonuses up to $350. Flexible hours. Holidays off. Please call today: 541-442-5723. 

DEPUTY CLERK – Sherman County Clerk’s Office: Full-time. Salary Range: $3,383 – $4,535 monthly. Open Until Filled. Supports County Clerk with regular duties including elections, document recording, customer service, record research, marriage licenses, domestic partnerships, filing surveys, court documents, passport photos, Board of Property Tax Appeals, other activities as assigned. Must become certified as a Passport Acceptance Agent and Notary Public within 4 months of hiring. Application and complete job description are available on the Sherman County website at www.co.sherman.or.us and at the Sherman County Clerk’s Office. Completed applications must be returned to: Sherman County Clerk, PO Box 365, Moro, OR 97039. Sherman County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 7/06

COACHING POSITIONS for Sherman County School Fall, Winter & Spring. In order to better align Sherman County School’s Athletic Program from Grades 5-12 there are openings for the following Coaching positions:

Fall

5th-8th Volleyball (2 positions)

5th-8th Football (2 position)

Winter

5th-8th Boys Basketball (2 positions)

5th-8th Girls Basketball (1 position)

Spring

5th -8th Boys and Girls Track (2 positions)

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.

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

  • Full Time Petroleum Delivery Driver– Moro, Oregon 
  • Full Time Grain Elevator Operation Harvest Help – Various Locations
  • Part Time Grain 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

FOR SALE:

SEWING ROOM SALE. FABRIC, PROJECTS, SCRAPBOOKING, BEADING, QUILTS & SCRAPS ‘n STUFF. Sewing room sale! CLEARING OUT FOUR GENERATIONS OF STUFF! Fabrics, yarns, notions, embroidery, needlepoint, craft kits, how-to info, upholstery and drapery materials, scraps, scraps and more scraps. From Antique/vintage to brand-new. July 6-9, 9am-4pm, Grass Valley Pavilion, Hwy 97, Grass Valley OR. Also -Guest crafters showing sewing projects, scrapbooking, beading and beautiful quilts! For more info – text or message Nancy @ 541-993-1258. 7/6

COUNTY GOV SILENT AUCTION. Sherman County Courthouse Surplus Silent Auction  July 12, 2018 | Starts: 8:00 a.m. | Ends: 9:00 a.m. | Location: Courthouse | 500 Court Street | Moro, OR 97039. Make your bid. Numerous office and building-related items utilized by Sherman County departments that are no longer needed:

-executive, task, and other miscellaneous chairs

-desks of varying configurations

-conference and miscellaneous tables

-wood cabinets

-filing cabinets

-antique metal storage unit

-large mailbox/ballot box

-used doors

-toilet/sink unit from former holding cell

-TV/monitors and used copier.

Items must be removed by 12 p.m. on day of sale. 7/6 

MORO PROPERTY. NEW PRICE OF $44,900.00 A chance to own 1.5 acres close to town but in the country in Sherman County. 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. RMLS# 17410095. Contact tiffany@drysideproperty.com 9/28

MORO LOTS. Two, One acre lots for sale in an area with new homes on large parcels.  Has city water and power at the road on edge of lot. Gravel road access only a couple hundred yards off pavement. Great view of town, the fairgrounds, Lots of fields, see the top of Mount Hood and Mount Adams on clear days.  The Washington side of the gorge, 20 miles away! Has never had a house on it and was a wheat field until a few years ago. Rectangle in shape, 273.53 x 159.26. Horses, livestock, etc. All Ok in city limits. (No pigs unless 4-H). Zoned agriculture and buildable for one house per acre.  Located just on the outskirts of the city of Moro. To view the property travel out first street in Moro and take a right on Pinkerton (across from the extension office). The lots will be located on the right side of the road. Two acres available for $60,000. For pictures visit: https://portland.craigslist.org/grg/reo/6611735601.html   For more information, contact Brittany at 541-413-1616.  7/13

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 7/27

FOR RENT OR LEASE:

BRAND NEW HOUSE FOR RENT IN RUFUS, OREGON
* It is a beautiful new house built in 2018, located in Gorge Vista Development. Enjoy this home with all the surrounding view of the Columbia River Gorge. It has an open living room plan for your comfort.
* It has 3 bedrooms located upstairs. The master bedroom has its own bathroom, while the other two rooms share one bath.
* Take advantage of this opportunity, if you love the river, the trails and fishing, this house could be a good option.
* This house comes fully furnished. The price is $1600 per month, utilities included.
* For more information, call this number: 541-340-1773.  7/27

GRASS VALLEY DUPLEX RENTAL. 2 bedroom. 1 bath 1500sqft duplex available. Located on the edge of Grass valley. Private parking and private entrance. Rental price INCLUDES – Water, Electric, Garbage, Wifi and Sewer. $900. Text or call. First, last and deposits required. 5419995317  7/13

FREE: 

SERVICES:

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. 7/27

NEWSPAPERS

  • The Times-Journal – a weekly serving Wheeler, Gilliam & Sherman counties, P.O. Box 746, Condon, OR 97823 | Ph. 541-384-2421 | FAX Fax 541-384-2411    timesjournal1886@gmail.com $35/year

VISITOR INFORMATION:

WANTED:

FARM HISTORY FOR CAFÉ DÉCOR. Sage Mountain Primitives is gearing up to finally start the remodel on the old Moro Café. We are looking for the history of farms in Sherman County to make it a part of our new décor in the café. Please if you have a farm, or your family had a farm, or you just know some history of the farms in Sherman County, please come see us and fill out a form to claim your bag, or call Deena Johnson at 541-705-0232. 7/6

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)

wheat.fourJULY

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

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

6-8 Bluegrass Festival in Fossil

6-9 Sewing Room Sale 9-4 Grass Valley Pavilion

7 Four-wheeler Rodeo 12 noon Gilliam County Fairgrounds, Condon

7 Maryhill Museum Library Storytime 11

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 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

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

11 All County Prayer Meeting 6 Grass Valley Baptist Church

12 Sherman County Courthouse Surplus Silent Auction 8-9 a.m.

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 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2

14 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3

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

20 Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting 10 Gilliam County Courthouse

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

21 Summer Reading Program End of Summer Party 3

21 Maryhill Museum Library Storytime 11

21-22 Maryhill Museum Free Counties: Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Klickitat

23 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10

23 Frontier Regional 911 Agency Board Meeting 3

23-27 Summer Art Institute at Maryhill Museum 8:30-4 daily

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

28 Tango at Maryhill Museum 6-9

30-Aug. 3 Pacific NW Plein Air Paint Out

30-Aug. 25 Pacific NW Plein Air Event in the Columbia River Gorge

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

starCircleAUGUST

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 Class: Learn to Love Your Sewing Machine 10-12 Wasco School Events Center

4 Maryhill Museum Library Storytime 11

4 Plein Air Reception 5-7 Maryhill Museum of Art

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

8-12 Wheeler County Fair & Rodeo, Fossil

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

18 Maryhill Museum Library Storytime 11

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

27 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 11

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

31-Sept.2 Maryhill Windwalk: Gravity Games – Historic Maryhill Loops.


 

Sherman County eNews #175

CONTENTS

  1. City of Moro Councilor Vacancy, Immediate Opening

  2. What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library

  3. Mark Your Calendar: Wasco School Events Center “Back to School” Night, Sept. 22

  4. Wasco County Historical Society’s Summer Programs

  5. One More Piece of Advice

  6. Goldendale American Legion Little League Benefit Breakfast, July 8

  7. College partners in workforce training services


In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt


 1. City of Moro Councilor Vacancy, Immediate Opening

*IMMEDIATE OPENING*

The City of Moro is seeking a city resident to fill a vacancy on the Moro City Council. This term would run from appointment date, until January 1, 2021.

Persons serving on the City Council must be able to attend all council meetings (First Tuesday of each month, at 07:00 pm at City Hall, unless excused) and yearly budget meetings.

Persons serving on the City Council must have been a resident of Moro for the last 12 months.

Anyone interested in the above position should send a letter of interest to:

City of Moro, P.O. Box 231, Moro, OR 97039 by Monday July 16, 2018.

This is an appointed position by the City Council.

If you have any questions, contact: Erik Glover, City Administrator, via phone, 541-565-3535 or via email, moro@embarqmail.com


2. What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library.

Logo.ShermanPub.School.Library2017The Library is open Summer Hours -11am-7pm Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-4pm Saturday

Community Preschool Storytime – Every Tuesday at 10am
Join us for Preschool Storytime and crafts. Ages 0-6.

Hogwarts Mystery Night
Join us for an evening of witchcraft and wizardry. Make your own wand! Enjoy snacks from Honeydukes. A prize will be awarded for the best costume and we will have drawings for other prizes.
Open to all jr/sr high students.

Movie Night – 6:00pm
Coco
Rated PG
Run Time 1hr 49 min
In this gorgeous animated adventure, a boy named Miguel dreams of becoming a famous guitar player, despite the misgivings of his close-knit family. When his ambitions cause him to run afoul of a curse, he must journey into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors.


3. Mark Your Calendar: Wasco School Events Center “Back to School” Night, Sept. 22

Mark your calendar for the “Back to School” Night fund raiser for the Wasco School Events Center on Saturday, September 22, 2018. A fun evening is planned and will include a social hour followed by a prime rib dinner, a silent auction with items from A through Z, entertainment, raffle for a grand prize item, tours of the building and dedication of the Leland Schwendel Auditorium. More details to follow and tickets will go on sale in August.


4. Wasco County Historical Society’s Summer Programs

You are invited! Free events; donations welcome; refreshments available.

“The Rajneeshees in Wasco County”

      Presented by Art Labrousse, retired Wasco County Sheriff

      July 7th, 11:00 a.m., Rorick House, 300 W. 13th St., The Dalles

“From Pioneer Drugstore to Community Icon: The Waldron Brothers’ Drugstore”

      Presented by Eric Gleason, archaeologist

      *Rescheduled to July 21st, 11:00 a.m., The Wing Hong Hai Building, aka the Chinese Bldg., 210 E. 1st St., The Dalles (east of the Baldwin Saloon); an informational meeting on the Waldron/Ginchell Bldg. including its history & old photos.

 “Celilo Village , Past & Present”

      Presented by Jean Vercouteren

      July 28th, 11:00 a.m., Rorick House, 300 W. 13th St., The Dalles

 “The Grange Organization”

      Presented by Lois Root, Carol Root Seeber, and Marilyn Wilson

      Aug. 18th, 11:00 a.m., Rorick House., 300 W. 13th St., The Dalles

“The Town built and sold by Orlando Humason”

      Presented by John Brookhouse

      Aug. 25th, 11:00 a.m., Rorick House, 300 W. 13th St., The Dalles.

Free events; donations welcome; refreshments available.


5. One More Piece of Advice

Everywhere you look, it seems that someone is offering advice on how to make your marriage happier, your friendships closer, and your love connections stronger. Television and radio talk shows are loaded with advice. Even your sister-in-law has advice…or your mother-in-law, cousins, the bartender at the local watering hole, and the guy at the bus stop.

Here is what may be the single most valuable piece of advice you will ever receive about how to build and sustain good, close, lasting relationships. And it’s not just for family members and close friends; it applies to the workplace as well. Are you ready?

Here it is: Learn to stop blaming and finding fault with others. It doesn’t matter how much you may believe you are in the right. The fact is, blaming and fault-finding create resentment, hostility, and withdrawal.

Blaming, name-calling, pointing a finger at someone else – none of these are helpful unless we are trying to deflect the blame from ourselves. But as a wise one once said, when we point the finger at others, remember that three other fingers are pointing back at ourselves. In the end, all we do is destroy any possibility of trust in us, in what we say, do, and who we are.

When you stop blaming and finding fault, you create an atmosphere of openness, and the focus shifts from what is wrong to what it will look like when it is fixed. Practice making clear, honest statements of your needs and the changes you’d like. Clarity drives moving forward, even if it’s a little painful, at first.

Show why the thing you want is mutually desirable. Paint a vivid picture of the benefits of change and keep that picture alive in words and thoughts. Reward positive efforts toward change with lots of praise and approval. Remember, people move in the direction of praise, while criticism usually doesn’t produce much movement at all, except away from the critic.

This is Leadership 101. Try giving up on blaming others, take accountability for yourself, your words and your actions, and see how your relationships improve. ~The Pacific Institute 


6. Goldendale American Legion Little League Benefit Breakfast, July 8

boySunday, July 8th   2018

8:00 am to 10:30 am

Dollar Menu:

1    Pancake            $1.00

1    Egg                 $1.00

1    Ham Slice          $1.00

1    Sausage Patty     $1.00

1   Biscuit w/Gravy   $2.00

Hash Browns            $1.00

Coffee                    $1.00

Orange Juice            $1.00

Milk                      $1.00. 


 7. College partners in workforce training services

Columbia Gorge Community College has assumed operations of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult/Dislocated Worker program, joining the WIOA Youth program CGCC began managing in 2017.  These programs were previously administered by Mid-Columbia Council of Governments and are contracted through the East Cascades Workforce Investment Board.

The on-campus CGCC Youth Success program provides individuals 16-24 years old with GED preparation, career planning, mentoring, paid work experiences with area businesses, and more. 

The WIOA Adult/Dislocated Worker program is a partnership with WorkSource Oregon.  CGCC’s Career Advisors are available onsite at WorkSource The Dalles and Worksource Hood River (located on the Indian Creek Campus).  At both centers, experienced staff assist job seekers with career guidance and skill development.  Free workshops include resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, computer skills, and networking.  In addition, the WIOA Adult/Dislocated Worker program can provide local employers with On-the-Job Training assistance to offset the costs of training a new hire.

“Community colleges are crucial partners in the workforce development system,” notes Lori Ufford, Chief Academic Officer at CGCC.  “We couldn’t be more pleased to be offering these new programs to our communities.”

The WIOA service region encompasses Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman, Wasco, and Wheeler counties.  Contact WorkSource The Dalles, (541) 296-5345, or WorkSource Hood River, (541) 386-6300, for more information.  The Youth Success program can be reached at (541) 506-6042.