1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS
Jesus Is Life Giving Bread
In the book of Mark twice Jesus fed thousands of people at one time by taking a small number of loaves and fish and dividing them. In the second of those encounters, as they were ready to begin their journey home, Jesus said, “I feel compassion for the people because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way; and some of them have come from a great distance.” (Mark 8:2–3, NASB)
These people had been with Him for three days, so intent of Him that they ignored their own need for food. When it was time for them to leave Jesus in a great show of compassion for them undertook meeting their physical need for food so that they would have the strength to make it home, and not pass out on the way. We go on to read in the following verses and in Matthew 15:38 that after the thousands were fully satisfied that there was still some left over. We are not told what happened to the leftovers, but it would not surprise me if it was given to sustain those with the greatest distance on their way home.
In John 6:35 and 40 Jesus said, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.” … “For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.”” (John 6:35,40, NASB)
Jesus not only has compassion on our physical need in coming to Him, but for our deepest spiritual need as well which is the forgiveness of sin and the gift of eternal life. He will see us home.
Pastor, First Baptist Grass Valley
2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)
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 (anniversaries, achievements, awards, births, birthdays, graduations, weddings, etc.) here. No posters or flyers.
NEWS RELEASES. Please submit event and information news, meeting notices and calendar dates by using the Submit News page. Include who, what, where, when, how & why with contact or source information. As appropriate, follow up with news of event results. Links are welcome. No posters or flyers. Keep it relevant, no longer than 350 words.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.
We encourage letters to the Editor that focus on ideas and opinions about public issues and events rather than personalities or private matters. We reserve the right to change policies at any time and to reject or edit any Letter to the Editor.
- Keep it short, no longer than 350 words.
- Keep it simple with one or two clear points. No attachments.
- Keep it fresh with no more than one letter per writer per month.
- Keep it civilized, in good taste and free from libel.
- Keep it relevant; focus on a local event, previous letter or issues of general concern – not personalities.
- Letters must be signed, name and town. Anonymous letters will not be posted.
- Please submit Letters to the Editor by using the Submit News page.
THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:
THANK YOU! We want to thank all the firefighters and friends who dropped everything they were doing to race to our rescue to save our home above Biggs. The wind was blowing so hard and we surely would have lost everything if it weren’t for you. Thank you also for all the visits, calls, prayers and messages. It is much appreciated. We are still truly amazed and forever grateful! We love you all! ~Terry and Teri Sanderson
THANK YOU TO OUR FIRE FIGHTERS! For the second time this summer I must thank our Firefighters, both local and from other areas. I know that our farmers-turned-firefighters are getting very weary and it has taken a toll on the equipment that was made for farming, not for fighting fires! The fire that started at Biggs was a tragedy with the loss of a home and animals. With the recent rain we hope the fire season is over but we should still remain vigilant! Thank you again to all Firefighters! ~McKinney Ranch Families
THANK YOU to all the firefighters who came from all over to help fight the fire that started at Biggs on Tuesday October 2nd. I am especially grateful to all the hard-working, dedicated farmers who know how to fight all these fires better than anyone. You have my respect and appreciation. Sincerely, Cris Welk
CONGRATULATIONS to Sherman County School District Hall of Honor inductees, Sherman County Athletic Foundation, Mike Beers, Karla von Borstel Chambers and, posthumously, Gordon D. Helyer and Wily Knighten, Sr., who were honored on Friday, September 28th at Sherman County School. ~The Editor
Appreciation can make a day – even change a life.
Your willingness to put it into words
is all that is necessary.
~ Margaret Cousins
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:
PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION. Sherman County PTO is asking for donations of unwanted Halloween decorations for their Haunted House taking place on October 26th in conjunction with the annual Trunk or Treat. Please contact Tionie Kock (541-993-3212) or Kelsi Phillips (541-639-5513) if you have items you would like to donate. Donations can also be dropped off directly at Sherman County School. Thank you! 10/19
CONTRIBUTE TO SUPPORT FOR BRENNAH MILLER
Brennah Miller is a young wife and mother, an electrician and a cancer patient.
- Support the Miller Family at The Family Market in Rufus.
- See Sherman County Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/144574559075535/permalink/945462408986742/
- October 20 Bingo for Breannah at 6 at the Grass Valley Pavilion 10/19
- Meal Train for Brennah https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/m8vyzl
- Brennah Miller Account, Bank of Eastern Oregon, P.O. Box 444, Moro, Oregon 97039.
LOST OR FOUND:
FOUND: Verizon iPhone in gray case, screen pic is photo of a red/black Union snowboard binding. Found on shoulder of the road in upper Hay Canyon. It is set on “Do Not Disturb” so it is unable to receive calls/messages. Contact the Sherman County Sheriff’s office to claim.
“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” — Unknown
Notice of Immediate Opening: City Council Position, City of Wasco. Effective 9-18-18 The City of Wasco is looking to fill a City Council Vacancy. Position will be the remainder of the Councilor’s term which has 27 months remaining, the term ends on 12-31-2020. Interested parties will need to send or bring a letter of Interest to City Hall, all applicants letters will be read by remaining Council Members at the October 16th Council Meeting. After deliberation, they will choose the Council seat replacement.
1. Have residency within the City for a continuous period of 12 months immediately preceding election or appointment.
2. Be registered to vote within the City for 12 continuous months immediately preceding election or appointment.
3. Continue residency within the City during any term of office.
Letters will be accepted: In person, by fax, email or mail. Interest Letters will need to be received by October 16th at 5:00p.m. to qualify.
If you have any questions please contact Ali Roark, at Wasco City Hall
Phone: 541-442-5515, Fax: 541-442-5001
City Hall hours: 8:30a.m to 5:00p.m. Monday-Thursday 10/12
SUBSTITUTE COOK/KITCHEN ASSISTANT: Substitute backup cook/kitchen assistant at the Sherman County Senior & Community Center. When needed hours would be 6 hours per day, on any one day Monday-Friday. This is a backup position in case primary personnel are absent. Contact Kari Silcox at the Sherman County Senior & Community Center at PO Box 352, Moro OR 97039. 541-565-3191, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are accepted until 5pm on Thursday, October 18th, 2018. Successful applicants must have or be willing to obtain a Food Handlers Card and pass a criminal history background check. Sherman County in an equal opportunity employer. 10/12
AREA REPRESENTATIVE. Non-Profit Organization Looking for Community Area Representatives to Join our International Team. ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking individuals to serve as Area Representatives in your local community. ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United States for high school students from around the world. Students are 15 to 18 years of age, have passed a series of academic and character requirements and are awaiting an opportunity to embark on their American Adventure. — Area Representatives recruit and screen prospective host families, interview students to study abroad and supervise the exchange students in their community. Area representatives are compensated based on the number of students they are supervising. There is also a great bonus opportunity. — ASSE’s primary goal is to contribute to International understanding by enabling students to learn about other languages and cultures through active participation in family, school and community life. ASSE’s Area Representatives are the cornerstone of the organization, making all of this possible! For more information about ASSE or becoming an Area Representative, please call our Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or email us at email@example.com. Please check out our website at host.asse.com. We look forward to welcoming you to the ranks of Area Representatives nationwide – striving towards a world of understanding, one child at a time! 11/30
WE’LL BE AT THE HOOD RIVER HARVEST BAZAAR OCTOBER 12-14: One of a kind handcrafted furniture and gifts: Considerately Handcrafted one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor furniture and gifts created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels, old barn wood and other local reclaimed materials. Special orders available. Furniture repair and refinishing. ~The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | 541-993-4282 | https://www.oldwoodnbarrels.com 10/12
PIANO. Baldwin Spinet Piano – Maple colored – $300 OBO negotiable, would like it to find a home where it will be used. Thanks Very Good shape, I just want space for exercise equipment. Call or text Jeanne Kuettel @ 541-714-5740. 11/30
FOR RENT OR LEASE:
ROOMS FOR RENT | JUST-US-INN in Wasco. Just-Us-Inn | Call Ron 503-957-6114. 3 Rooms for rent, share the bathroom and shower $550.00 a month. These are Monthly rates, not weekly rates! Weekly rate is $150.00. Share large kitchen, with Direct TV in every room. $50.00 non-refundable maid fee for when you leave; wireless internet, beautiful yard with garden space. No Pets. No smoking inside. 11/9
FALL PHOTO SHOOTS. Now is the time for fall photo shoots! The leaves are turning colors and the air is getting cooler. It’s a great time to schedule a family or senior photo session. Lots of openings available. Ask for discounts by bundling a family and a senior session or two senior sessions. ~Jeremy S. Lanthorn | Jlanthorn@gmail.com | (541) 993-2446 | (541) 333-2013 |Jeremylanthorn.com 10/26
LEAGUE OF OREGON CITIES | A CITY HANDBOOK
GETTING READY FOR COOLER WEATHER? 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. 11/23
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org $35/year
- Wheeler County News, P.O. Box 190, Spray, OR 97874 email@example.com | 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 | firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.goldendalesentinel.com/
- The Oregonian – Delivery. The Dalles Oregonian, P.O. Box 1367, The Dalles, OR 97058; 541-296-3600 email@example.com
- USA TODAY. Home delivery. Contact The Dalles Oregonian, P.O. Box 1367, The Dalles, OR 97058; 541-296-3600 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 https://rufuscityhall.com/
- 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/ May-October
1957 SHERMAN HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK. I am Rose Archer, Dale Archer’s widow. I am looking to purchase a copy of the 1957 yearbook. Dale was Valedictorian that year. Our son Derek is planning to make a large shadowbox with Dale’s football jersey, class ring, and yearbook for a memory wall for Dale who passed away in 1999. If you know of anyone who wants to part with the 1957 yearbook, please let me know the price. Thanks so much! Rose Archer email@example.com 11/9
HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS. Sherman County Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is asking for donations of unwanted Halloween decorations for their Haunted House taking place on October 26th in conjunction with the annual Trunk or Treat. Please contact Tionie Kock (541-993-3212) or Kelsi Phillips (541-639-5513) if you have items you would like to donate. Donations can also be dropped off directly at Sherman County School. Thank you! 10/26
4-H THEATRE ARTS CLUB LEADER. Want to help lead a new 4-H “Theatre Arts” club? No acting or performing experience needed! We’ve got lots of kids with interest in drama, there’s easy-to-use 4-H curriculum, and we just received a $2000 grant to put on a kids’ drama musical with hired instructors. 4-H clubs need to meet at least 6 times a year, usually once a month, plus you’d need to attend the monthly Sherman 4-H Assn meetings. Let the Sherman Extension Office know if you’re interested, love to have you! 541-565-3230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 10/12
3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)
Sherman County School District Calendar https://shermancountyschooldistrict.weebly.com/scsd-event-calendar.html
12 Sherman Football vs. Imbler 2 at Imbler Cancelled
12-14 Hood River Harvest Bazaar
13 Memorial Service for Latrelle Smoot 11 Moro Presbyterian Church
13 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Antique Gliders & Bikes
13 Sherman Volleyball vs. Condon/Wheeler 1 at Sherman
15 Wasco School Events Center Coffee Hour 10-11
15 Eastern Oregon Regional Tourism Gathering 10-3 Condon
16 Last Day to Register to Vote in November 6 General Election
16 Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators 12 Portage Grill
16 Sherman Volleyball vs. Dufur 5 at Sherman
16 Frontier Regional 911 Agency Board Meeting 10 North Central ESD Bldg., Condon
16 Wasco City Council 7
17 Biggs Service District Public Meeting re: Water System 8:30 Courthouse
17 Sherman County Court 9
17 Gilliam County Court 10
17 Wheeler County Court 10
18 Sherman County Book Club 6 Sherman Public/School Library
19 Recitation of the Holy Rosary for John Kalista 6 St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Wasco
19 Sherman Football vs. Dufur 7 at Sherman – Sherman Homecoming Cancelled
19-21 White Salmon Fall Art Walk
20 Funeral Mass for John Kalista, graveside services, potluck fellowship, Wasco
20 Sherman Volleyball Playoffs at Echo TBD
20 4th Annual Oktoberfest Dinner Auction Benefit, The Woolery, Arlington
20 Bingo for Breannah 6 Grass Valley Pavilion
22 Wasco School Events Center Coffee Hour 10-11
22 Sherman County Photography Club 6 Steve Burnet/OSU Extension Building, Moro
23-31 Red Ribbon Week: Promote Drug-Free Lifestyles
24 Tri-County Court Meeting 10-2 Condon
26 Trunk or Treat Set-Up 5:40, Trunk or Treat 6-7:30 Sherman County School
27 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
27 Mid Columbia Producers Annual Meeting
27 Tango at Maryhill Museum 6-9
29 4-H Enrollment/Light Dinner/Open House 6 Sherman County Fairgrounds
31 Sherman County Historical Museum closes for the season. Open by appointment.
1 Sherman County Fair Board 7
1 North Central Education Service District Board Meeting, Condon
1-31 Military Family Appreciation Month
1-May 1 Sherman Museum Open by Appointment
3 Northwest Author Festival 3-5 at Klindt’s Booksellers, The Dalles
4 Day Light Saving Time Ends (set clock back one hour)
5 Sherman County Lions Club
6 ELECTION DAY
7 Sherman Historical Museum Volunteer & Hosts Appreciation Party
7 All County Prayer Meeting, Kent Baptist Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.
9 Community Renewable Energy Association (CREA) Board Meeting 10-1
10 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Military Vehicles
10 Year-End Family Day at Maryhill Museum 1:30-5
11 Veterans Day Bells at Maryhill Museum 11
11 Veterans Day
12 Veterans Day (observed)
13-15 Association of Oregon Counties Conference
14-17 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention, Portland, Oregon
17 7th Annual Max Nogle Dinner/Auction/Dance, Grass Valley Pavilion Benefit
21 Sherman County Court 9
22 Thanksgiving Day
1 Sherman Historical Museum Christmas Open House & Museum Store Sale
3 Grass Valley City Council 7
4 Moro City Council 7
5 Sherman County Court 9
5 All County Prayer Meeting, Wasco Methodist Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.
6 Sherman County Fair Board 7
7 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
8 War Declared on Japan 1941
8 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Flying Around the World
15 Bill of Rights Day; Iraq War Ended 2011
21 Winter Begins
25 Christmas Day
31 Official End of WWII 1946