What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library.
Notice. Sherman County School District Seeks Instructional Assistants
Notice. Biggs Service District Board of Directors, Aug. 29
Notice. Sherman County Court, Sept. 5
Notice. Sherman County Court Minutes Online, July 10
Prime Rib Dinner & Silent Auction, Sept. 22
Win Three Nights at a Wallowa Lake Home, A Wasco School Events Center Benefit
Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
“A good government implies two things; first, fidelity to the objects of the government; secondly, a knowledge of the means, by which those objects can be best attained.” —Joseph Story (1833)
1. What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library.
The Library is open Summer Hours -11am-7pm Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-4pm Saturday
SUMMER READING PROGRAM- If you missed the Summer Reading Party you can still come in and get your book prize and make your sound wave shirt. Just bring your completed log to the library before September 19th 2018.
Community Preschool Storytime – Every Tuesday at 10am
Join us for Preschool Storytime and crafts. Ages 0-6.
Music and Movement – Saturday, September 1st at 10:00 and the first Saturday of every month. Join the fun of creative play, rhyme and rhythm while fine tuning motor skills and coordination. Ages 0-6
September’s Book Club book is The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
It’s the dubious distinction of thirty-year-old Willa Jackson to hail from a fine old Southern family of means that met with financial ruin generations ago. The Blue Ridge Madam—built by Willa’s great-great-grandfather and once the finest home in Walls of Water, North Carolina—has stood for years as a monument to misfortune and scandal. Willa has lately learned that an old classmate—socialite Paxton Osgood—has restored the house to its former glory, with plans to turn it into a top-flight inn. But when a skeleton is found buried beneath the property’s lone peach tree, long-kept secrets come to light, accompanied by a spate of strange occurrences throughout the town. Thrust together in an unlikely friendship, united by a full-blooded mystery, Willa and Paxton must confront the passions and betrayals that once bound their families—and uncover the truths that have transcended time to touch the hearts of the living.
Give us a call, email or stop by to reserve your copy, available in large print and audiobook by request.
Book Club will meet Thursday, September 20, 2018
2. Notice. Sherman County School District Seeks Instructional Assistants
Employment: Instructional Assistant
Sherman County School District is seeking two 0.5 FTE highly qualified Instructional Assistant candidates with preferred previous experience working in an educational setting. The successful candidates will work under the direct supervision of the District Special Education Director and School Administration to support activities as assigned.
Criminal record check and pre-employment drug screening required. For information and application materials please email or call Wes Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-565-3500.
Application Method/Materials Required
Please submit a letter of interest, application (available from the school district) and resume if you are interested in the position to:
Wes Owens, Superintendent
65912 High School Loop
Moro, Oregon 97039
These positions will remain open until filled.
Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer.
3. Notice. Biggs Service District Board of Directors, Aug. 29
Biggs Service District Board of Directors will hold a Work Session on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039 for the purpose of meeting with the newly appointed County Counsel.
Following the Biggs Service District Work Session, Sherman County Court will hold a Work Session for the purpose of meeting with the newly appointed County Counsel.
4. Notice. Sherman County Court, Sept. 5
The Sherman County Court session scheduled for Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. will be held in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039. The agenda, including updates, will be posted on the Sherman County Website at http://www.co.sherman.or.us.
5. Notice. Sherman County Court Minutes Online, July 10
Approved minutes for the July 10, 2018 Special Session are now available in the Archive of County Court Meeting Minutes https://www.co.sherman.or.us/county-meeting-minutes-archive/
~Kayla von Borstel
Sherman County Court Administrative Assistant
Hours: M-TH 8am-430pm
6. Prime Rib Dinner & Silent Auction, Sept. 22
Who doesn’t like a good prime rib dinner, complete with appetizers, salad, cheesy potatoes, green beans, homemade rolls, dessert, and wine and beer? Add a silent auction with items from A-Z, and you’ve got an evening not to be missed! Mark September 22 on your calendar, get your tickets, and plan to attend the Wasco School Events Center Back to School Night. Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased at WSEC Tuesdays thru Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or at Wasco City Hall during business hours. No tickets will be sold at the door, so be sure to get yours soon.
There are some amazing items that have been donated to the silent auction: quilts, restaurant gift certificates, calendar, clock, blingy purse, a truckload of gravel, hamburger and prime rib, a Sherman County book, wine racks with wine, pickleball and cornhole lessons, a collection of Elvis items, one-hour family photo shoot, tickets to both the Max Nogle dinner/dance/auction and the Athletic Foundation Crab and Oyster Feed, a batch of cookies a month for year, and someone who will come wrap your Christmas presents. Get a complete list of auction items when you purchase your tickets. See you September 22!
7. Win Three Nights at a Wallowa Lake Home, A Wasco School Events Center Benefit
Raffle tickets for three nights at a Wallowa Lake home are for sale at both the Wasco School Events Center office and at Wasco City Hall. They can also be purchased from WSEC Board members Gail Macnab, Jessie Fuhrer and Linda Krafsic. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Proceeds will benefit the WSEC. Drawing will be held September 22 at the WSEC Back to School Night fund raiser, and you need not be present to win.
8. S-t-r-e-t-c-h Yourself
If you encountered roadblocks or obstacles (or just plain backed-up traffic!) on your way home today, would you pull over, put a “for sale” sign on your car and give up? Probably not. Why is it that if you encountered unexpected obstacles on your way home, you wouldn’t think of giving up? It might take you longer, but you’d figure out another way to make it home, wouldn’t you?
Do you think it’s because you have a crystal-clear picture of your goal in mind, so you won’t quit until you get there? Do you know what inevitably happens when you hold in your mind a clear picture of the end-result you want, and you refuse to give up until that picture becomes reality? Yes, you get what you picture.
Here is an example. A young woman was ready to graduate from college, after four long years. More than anything, this young woman wanted to go to Europe after graduation, but she didn’t have enough money to do it and neither did her single-parent mom. She didn’t know how she could swing it, but she wouldn’t let go of the idea. She talked about it, thought about it, read about it. One day she saw a magazine article about international couriers. A few weeks later, she was on her way to London and the airfare was fully paid by a courier service.
It isn’t any different for you. If you expand your goals beyond what you know how to make happen, and if those goals are stronger than current reality – the way we believe things are today – you set in motion a powerful process that will help you with the “how.” You set new priorities, new values, and you start picking up clues that lead you to where you want to go. Yes, your brain is just that smart and just that effective.
One day this week or the next, make a list of goals and see if you can expand them beyond what you know how to do to make them happen. Give these goals a good stretch, to where you aren’t certain how to make them happen. Ask yourself if your goals are stronger than current reality? If they are, then you will set in motion the process that will help you with the “how” of achieving them.
And it isn’t magic. It’s you, using the most powerful instrument on the planet – your brain. ~The Pacific Institute
9. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do