1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS
Patricia “Pat” Coats Jacobsen 1948-2018
Draw me nearer unto the river that is life indeed. ~BAHA’U”LLAH~
We are blessed by and grateful for Pat’s inspirational and steady contributions to Spiritual Matters.
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! The smoke has finally cleared and we have almost an inch of rain on the ground, I feel it is a good time to put this out. Last week’s fire in Biggs was a headache for us all. The terrain, changing winds, and extremely dry fuels made what is normally a quiet fire month feel like mid-July. On behalf of North Sherman Fire & Rescue, I want to thank first all of the farmers who showed up with their fire rigs and discs. The discs made all the difference in getting this thing stopped. Also, Charlie Miller and his dozer for the line that ultimately stopped westward progress of the fire. I think I can speak for all of our departments when I say, we could not have got a handle on it without all of you. Next, our mutual aid responses from Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, North Gilliam Rural Fire Protection District, Klickitat County Rural 7 Fire & Rescue, Goldendale Fire Department, Wishram Fire Dept.., South Gilliam County Rural Fire Protection District, Skamania County Emergency Management Task Force, and Stevenson Fire Department. Whether you were here the first day, second day, or all three days you were amazing. The help all of you provided is much appreciated and we will always be willing to return the favor. Last but certainly not least, I want to thank Moro Fire Department, South Sherman Fire & Rescue, and Sherman County Sheriff’s Office for being here and helping keep chaos as controlled as possible. I am thankful for the swift help all of you always bring when calls come out. I know you can be depended upon when there is a need. With that being said, let us hope the rain continues and we have a nice quiet fall and winter. If I missed anyone, I apologize, but know that we would not have been as successful without any of you. Thank you all again.
~John Jensen, Asst. Chief, North Sherman County Fire & Rescue
Appreciation can make a day – even change a life.
Your willingness to put it into words
is all that is necessary.
~ Margaret Cousins
Charley and Cindy Brown of Moro are happy to announce the birth of their first grandchild, Eva Richey Brown, on October 5. Parents are Justin Brown and Amanda Richey of Sunnyvale CA. Local great-grandparents are Lee and Karen Kaseberg of Wasco and Charles and Norma Brown of Rufus.
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:
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:
“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
FAMILY CARE COORDINATOR (QMHA). Mid-Columbia Center for Living: Family Care Coordinator (QMHA) – Sherman County; $2,285-$2,778 per month (.6 FTE of full-time salary range); Part-time (.6 FTE) with prorated benefits. Provides service planning and needs assessments to children and their families. For full announcement and required application visit www.mccfl.org. EOE/ADA Employer.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE & 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 10/26
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
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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 11/9
3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)
SHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR https://shermancountyschooldistrict.weebly.com/scsd-event-calendar.html
25-26 Energy Facility Siting Council Meeting, Boardman
26 Trunk or Treat Set-Up 5:40, Trunk or Treat 6-7:30 Sherman County School
27 Celebration of Life for Pat Jacobsen 11 Wasco School Events Center
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
29 Career opportunities in Sherman County 6:30 Wasco School Events Center
31 Sherman County Historical Museum closes for the season. Open by appointment.
1 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Board Meeting 10 NORCOR, The Dalles
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
2 Columbia Gorge Economic Symposium 8:30-1 The Dalles
3 Northwest Author Festival 3-5 at Klindt’s Booksellers, The Dalles
4 Day Light Saving Time Ends (set clock back one hour)
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 Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Cultural Brunch 10:30 Discovery Center
10 Wasco County Historical Society Annual Meeting 11:30 Dufur
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)
12 Oregon Women for Ag Meeting 5-7 Clock Tower Ales, The Dalles
13 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles
13 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles
13-15 Association of Oregon Counties Conference
14-17 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention, Portland, Oregon
16 Thanksgiving Lunch at the Sherman Senior & Community Center
17 Fall Festival & Artisans’ Market 10-2 Condon
17 7th Annual Max Nogle Dinner/Auction/Dance, Grass Valley Pavilion Benefit
20 Sherman Senior & Community Center Pie Bake Sale for Thanksgiving
21 Sherman County Court 9
22 Thanksgiving Day
26 Sherman County Photography Club 5 Steve Burnet/OSU Extension Bldg., Moro
1 Country Christmas Bazaar 9:30 – 4 Grass Valley Pavilion
1 Sherman County Fair Board’s Holiday Bazaar 10-3:30 Sherman County School
1 Sherman Historical Museum Christmas Open House & Museum Store Sale
1 Fossil’s Holiday Bazaar 9
1 Condon’s Light Festival & Parade 5:30
3 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10 Rufus
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
8 Cascade Singers’ December Concert 7 Zion Lutheran Church
9 Cascade Singers’ December Concert 3 Zion Lutheran Church
10 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10
11 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles
11 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles
12 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30
12 Rufus City Council 7 City Hall
14 Community Renewable Energy Association (CREA) Board Meeting 10-1
15 Bill of Rights Day; Iraq War Ended 2011
18 Wasco City Council 7 City Hall
19 Sherman County Court 9
20 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Board Meeting 10 NORCOR, The Dalles
21 Winter Begins
25 Christmas Day
31 Official End of WWII 1946