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.


 

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