1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS
Being new to Sherman County, I am continually growing in my understanding of the life of its wheat growers and their challenges in farming where the soil is often not deep, the rain to water the crops is frequently sparse, and the danger of fire is always present. This kind of life is one of details, determination, diligence and hope.
Once the harvest is over the break is very brief because the time to seed is not far behind. In between the two there is much to do, and one of those tasks as I have come to learn is rock picking. For many reasons this is not a top 10 thing to do, but it has to be done in order to respond to the annual wonder of rocks rising to the surface. If you didn’t know better, you might think that they were grown along with the wheat. Oh, if they could only be ignored, but doing so leads to severe consequences.
Spiritually speaking our lives are a process not only of growing but also tending to rocks. As issues in our lives are discovered we are wise to deal with them so that they don’t hinder our walk. In Hebrews 12:1-2 we read “…let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith….”
Growth requires more than just going through the motions. We need to be consistent in getting rid of the rocks of sin in our lives so that they don’t become obstacles to growth, hindrances to the work in which we are engaged, and distract us from following after Christ who is our head and our hope.
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:
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:
CONTRIBUTE TO SUPPORT FOR BRENNAH MILLER. Brennah Miller is a young wife and mother, an electrician and a cancer patient.
- Opportunities to support the Miller Family are located at local businesses in Grass Valley, Moro, Wasco and Rufus.
- See Sherman County Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/144574559075535/permalink/945462408986742/
- 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
DONATE A PIE! BUY A PIE! The Sherman County Senior & Community Center is holding a Thanksgiving Pie Bake Sale on Tuesday November 20th at noon. We are requesting pie donations from the community, and if anyone is interested in donating a pie please contact Kari Silcox, 541-565-3191, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks! 11/16
PT RECEPTIONIST. MCP is looking to hire a PT Receptionist for our main office in Moro, OR. This is a customer service/ technology-oriented position requiring developed interpersonal communication/social skills. Normal hours will be 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday, unless covering other employees’ schedules. Please contact Daniel at 541-565-3737 or stop by the Mid Columbia Producers’ office for further details.
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. 11/9
HOUSEKEEPER. Tyee Motel in Rufus, looking for full-time housekeeper, please contact 541-739-2310. 11/16
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
MAKING YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST? 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 11/30
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
FRIDAY KIDS’ GYM. Beginning this Friday, and continuing most every Friday through March, Wasco School Events Center (WSEC) will be hosting “Kids Gym.” This will be an opportunity for parents and their pre-school children to play inside for a couple of hours when the weather is too cold to be outside. Kid Gym will go from 10 a.m. to noon, and parents who attend with their pre-schooler(s) will need to sign a release form to participate. Cost is $5/week, or free if you are a member of the WSEC Fitness Center. This is not a babysitting service; children must be accompanied by an adult. Feel free to bring toys, trikes, etc. for your child(ren) to play with. 12/28
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
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
3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)
Sherman County School District Calendar
9 4-H Theatre Arts Musical 6 Sherman County School Cafeteria
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) – No school, federal & state offices closed
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 Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting 7 Library
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 Community Thanksgiving Dinner 5 Moro Community Presbyterian Church
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 6 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
1 NEW YEAR’S DAY
3 Tri-County Courts’ Meeting 10 Fossil
19 North Central Livestock Assoc. Annual Meeting 5 Jefferson County Fairgrounds
21 MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY