1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS
In the last verse of 1 Corinthians 13 we read about three abiding or enduring blessings that we have from God. They are faith, hope and love. Faith is that ability to believe even when things seem so much bigger or complicated than we can figure. We read that we are saved by faith and that we also are to live by faith. God is faithful without flaw and He is the One that enables us to believe, trust or have faith. He expects us to then walk in it.
Hope is that ability to look beyond the immediate and to anticipate a good future outcome. God has promised that He will never let us go, and in Christ we have been promised by our faithful God an eternal hope that does not fail or fade.
And love is the most amazing blessing of all. It is because God loved us that He sent His Son to go to a cross to pay for our sins so that we might be rescued and restored to a relationship with Him. We even read that we love because God first loved us. He is the One the put love in us and it is as we grow in His love that we can appreciate it even more.
Love is also the most enduring of the three because one day in His presence we will no longer need to have faith because we will see. We won’t need hope because our hope will be realized. Love endures forever.
“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 3:12-13, NAS)”
Kent Baptist Church
2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)
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THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:
THANK YOU!! We are extremely grateful for all the neighbors, friends and North Sherman RFPD who responded to the recent fire on the Kent Thomas property. A tree caught fire after making contact with a power line and, with the help of a strong west wind, flames quickly spread to the nearby pasture and further east into a chem fallow field. Thanks to the hard work of folks with tractors/discs, a multitude of water tanks and the fire department, the situation was quickly controlled and overall damage was kept to a minimum. We would also like to thank the Sherman County Sheriff’s Department for investigating the situation so promptly. We feel blessed to live in a community where folks drop everything to help others in a crisis situation. Thank you so much!! ~ Kent & Melva Thomas and Chris & Carrie Kaseberg
THANK YOU! The Olsen Family wishes their heartfull thanks to each and everyone who helped during the Substation Fire which reached our property in Sherman County. We are so thankful for all of the neighbors- friends- family- equipment- fire fighters-calls-concern-offers of help. Support was amazing! ~Bob & Mavis, Rob & Theresa, Bruce & Synoma Olsen
THANK YOU, FIRE FIGHTERS! Many thanks to neighbors, fire departments, and the crews who fought the lightning fire on the fields around our buildings at the Jackknife fire. Your hard work saved our home, out-buildings, and cattle once again. We are so grateful to you for all your hard work and generosity. ~Jim and Joyce Brown & Bill and Jill Martin
Appreciation can make a day – even change a life.
Your willingness to put it into words
is all that is necessary.
~ Margaret Cousins
(anniversaries, achievements, awards, births, birthdays, graduations, weddings, etc.)
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:
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, email@example.com. 7/13
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.
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 positions)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Wes Owens at email@example.com. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 9/28
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
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
- 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 email@example.com $35/year
- Wheeler County News, P.O. Box 190, Spray, OR 97874 firstname.lastname@example.org | wheelercountynews.com $30/year outside Wheeler County. Ph: 541-468-2112 | Fax: 541-719-8003
- The Dalles Chronicle. http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/subscribe/
- The Goldendale Sentinel. 117 W. Main St., Goldendale, WA 98620 (509) 773-3777 | email@example.com | http://www.goldendalesentinel.com/
- The Oregonian – Delivery. The Dalles Oregonian, P.O. Box 1367, The Dalles, OR 97058; 541-296-3600 firstname.lastname@example.org
- USA TODAY. Home delivery. Contact The Dalles Oregonian, P.O. Box 1367, The Dalles, OR 97058; 541-296-3600 email@example.com
- City of Wasco http://www.wascooregon.com/
- City of Moro http://www.cityofmoro.net/
- City of Grass Valley https://www.grassvalleyoregon.com/
- City of Rufus
- Eastern Oregon https://traveloregon.com/places-to-go/regions/eastern-oregon/
- John Day River Territory https://traveloregon.com/places-to-go/regions/john-day-river-territory/
- Journey Through Time Scenic Byway https://traveloregon.com/things-to-do/trip-ideas/scenic-drives/journey-through-time-scenic-byway/
- Oregon Raceway Park, Grass Valley http://oregonraceway.com/
- Sherman County https://www.co.sherman.or.us/visitors/
- Visitor Info Center | Moro http://www.shermanmuseum.org/
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. 8/24
3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)
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
20 Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting 10 Gilliam County Courthouse, Condon
20 Substation Fire Status Update https://katu.com/news/local/substation-fire-grows-to-70000-acres-now-15-percent-contained
20 Substation Fire News https://apnews.com/1c60c565124248da961102bb75a75149
20 Substation Fire Early Morning Update https://www.facebook.com/SubstationFire2018/?hc_ref=ARStTSEUDwePa6AjbeCzIRnzwhAfItS6rajNKYWdPcGujPDEyV9tNSIJ0U5TbS1XGck
21-__ Substation Fire Command Post Based at Sherman County School
21 Sherman County Public/School Library 1 Adam Miller, Old Songs for Young Folks
21 Sherman County Public/School Library CLOSED – Adam Miller Music TBD
21 Summer Reading Program End of Summer Party 3 CANCEL
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 2
23 Sherman County Photography Club 6pm OSU Extension Bldg.
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 Burnet Building, OSU Extension
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
1 All County Prayer Meeting, Rufus Baptist Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.
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
2 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility Board Meeting 10 NORCOR
2 Sherman County Public/School Library Young Adult Night 6-8
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 Grass Valley City Council 7
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 Moro City Council 7
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
11-12 Equine Mania, LLC Advanced Cattle Sorting Clinic, Wasco, Oregon
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 Wasco City Council 7
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.