1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS
Trusting in His Blessing
In Mark chapter 10 we have a contrast between the faith of little children and the treasures of a good man with great possessions. Despite His disciples trying to turn the children away, Jesus welcomed them saying, “Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” It was the accepting faith of the children that Jesus praised, and with this “He took them in His arms and began blessing them….”
In contrast to the children was that man of means who asked Jesus what “he must do” to inherit eternal life. Recognizing his performance base, Jesus replied telling him that he knew the commandments (the Ten and others). To this the man assured Jesus that he had kept all of them from his youth. We read in Mark 10:21, “Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, “One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”” This man was devout in his practice, but was he willing to give it to follow after Jesus? We read in the next verse that the man was saddened and that he went away not willing to sell all of his property.
These two examples illustrate the difference between grace and works. Works are commendable, but they don’t save anybody. It’s not that we have to be simple or even than we have to be paupers. Rather, it is the attitudes of the heart that moved them to action that are emphasized here. The children were willing to come to Jesus and climb into His open arms. The man couldn’t get past what he might lose of what he had gained to be blessed with something even greater.
Pastor, Kent Baptist Church
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.
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THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:
THANK YOU. How do you put into words the gratitude and thanks to all the people who believed in and supported me during this election. Every person who has run a campaign, win or lose, has my deepest respect. This is not an easy process. I am humbled by the outpouring of words and deeds these last months. Your confidence in me is overwhelming. Thank you for selecting me to serve you. Sincerely, Joe Dabulskis
APPRECIATION & RECOGNITION. Sherman County School District Staff, Student and Community Recognition, November 13, 2018: We are extremely fortunate to have gracious staff and community members who support our school and students. While it is possible that we may periodically miss an opportunity to thank someone, we sincerely appreciate the commitment of all of our supporters. We would like to recognize the following people for their devotion to our schools, students, staff and community… … …https://shermancountyschooldistrict.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/8/9/13895640/2018-11-13_recognition_letter.pdf
THANK YOU, TIMES-JOURNAL! Inspiring thoughts and reminders in the column, Mac’s Musings! Recognition of Dewey’s 104th birthday and a short summary of his life of service to others. ~Sherry Kaseberg, Editor, Sherman County eNews
For the beauty of the earth, For the beauty of the skies, For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies; For the wonder of each hour Of the day and of the night, Hill and vale, and tree and flower, Sun and moon, and stars of light; For the joy of ear and eye, For the heart and mind’s delight, For the mystic harmony Linking sense to sound and sight… Lord of all, to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise. ~Folliot S. Pierpoint, 1864; Conrad Kocher, 1838, The Hymn Book (Presbyterian).
HAPPY 104th BIRTHDAY, DEWEY THOMAS! Thank you for a lifetime of service to your family, church, community, county and country. ~Larry and Sherry
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:
GRASS VALLEY PAVILION RESTORATION & REJUVENATION PROJECT. The Magnificent Seventh Max Nogle Dinner, Dance & Auction, Nov. 17. Join us for our 7th Annual Max Nogle Dinner, Dance & Auction! Tickets are $25 advanced purchase and $30 at the door. Social Hour will start at 5:30 p.m. with the return of My Bartender bar service. Cash or credit accepted. Tri Tip Dinner with a baked potato bar, salads, garlic bread and carrot cake bars for desert will be served at 6 p.m. Live Auction @ 7 p.m. featuring an 1886 45-70 Sporting Rifle and Gun Safe Raffle. Dance featuring Countryfied @ 9 p.m. We will be selling Max Nogle Dinner Dance & Auction Yeti Tumblers! We are very excited for what is going to be another amazing event at the Pavilion. | RANCH HAND AUCTION PACKAGE –proceeds from this package will go to Brennah Miller who is fighting breast cancer. ~ Grass Valley Pavilion Restoration & Rejuvenation Project 11/16 ~ https://www.facebook.com/GrassValleyPavilionRestorationRejuvenationProject/
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
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.
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.
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
HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE & GIFTS will be at the Country Christmas Bazaar in Grass Valley on December 1st! 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:
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
3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)
Sherman County School District Calendar
14-17 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention, Portland, Oregon
16 Thanksgiving Lunch at the Sherman Senior & Community Center
17 Betty Sabey Memorial Service 1 Moro Community Presbyterian Church
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
29 Deadline for Sherman County Education Foundation Logo Contest
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