Sherman County eNews #316

CONTENTS

  1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

  2. CLASSIFIEDS

  3. CALENDAR


1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

church.family1Choose this day whom you will serve…” {Joshua 24:15}.

We have entered the Christmas Season, the time when much of the World celebrates, in some form, the birth of Jesus Christ, Messiah, Lord and Savior of the World. The Christmas season always brings with it, like it or not, the necessity to make a choice as to whether Jesus was who he said he was, or that he was a liar, or maybe he was just a crazy lunatic thinking himself God.

Whether we like it or not, Christmas season bring Americans face to face with Jesus Christ—even if you do not celebrate Christmas in any way. Even the most hardened atheist cannot get away from Christ at Christmas.

It brings those who try and make Christmas only about Santa, parties and presents, into a time of making a choice of acceptance or rejection of Jesus as Lord and Savior, however subtly the acceptance of rejection though it may be.

No matter how much any particular American tries to ignore and blot out Christmas and Christ, it hits them right in the face. There is absolutely no place to go to hide from the Christmas and the reason for the season.

Some of my Christian brothers/sisters just see Christmas as a pagan holiday about Satan Claus. However, I view it as something more than that.

I see God using it as another attempt at waking up the world to the glorious truths—to the Savior born—to the Savior dying on the cross as he takes our sins upon himself—to the Savior in victory over death at the resurrection.

So again, whether you want to or not, you will, subtly or maybe not so subtly, make a choice this Christmas season as to the validity for or against the reason for the season—-Christ Lord and Savior.

So I will take a little freedom and put Joshua 24:15 this way—Choose this Christmas season whom you will serve….

But give it some thought because your eternal destiny depends on it.

Merry Christmas from the Congregation at the Wasco Church of Christ “Christian.”

jerry

 

Christmas gift suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.  ~ Oren Arnold.


2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected) 

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES: 

JOYFUL NEWS!

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

children.cartoonCOLUMBIA GORGE CASA, OTHERS. Foster Youth Holiday Gift Drive for over 120 children in the Gorge who will spend their holidays in foster care. Help make them a little brighter by donating a holiday gift!  Avenue Properties, Columbia Gorge CASA and Mid-Columbia Health Foundation have joined forces to create a Foster Youth Holiday Gift Drive that will run from November 27 until December 15. During this time, unwrapped gifts can be dropped off at Avenue Properties offices located in The Dalles (406 E 2nd St) and Hood River (116 3rd St #209).  Gifts can also be brought to the Festival of Trees “Community Day” event on Saturday, December 8th from 9AM to 12PM at The Dalles Civic Auditorium.  CASA will also be on hand with information about their program. 12/14

LOST OR FOUND:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

“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.

EMPLOYMENT:

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FOR SALE:

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 12/22

VEHICLES AT PUBLIC AUCTION. Trans-Tow Towing will hold a Public Auction on Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Viewing of these vehicles will be available the morning of the Auction beginning at 9:00 a.m.
1983 Dodge D150 – Flatbed
1992 Honda Civic
1998 Pontiac Bonneville
1995 Honda Accord
The Auction will be held at 1007 1st Street in Moro.
If you would like more information, please contact us at 541-565-3005. 12/7

FOR RENT OR LEASE:  

FREE:

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PIANO. Baldwin Piano, spinet style, model – HOWARD: Give someone the gift of music for Christmas. Free to a good home – it’s in great shape; I believe my piano tuner told me it is a 1964.  Plays well, but I don’t.  😐. Call or text Jeanne at 541-714-5740. 1/25

SERVICES: 

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

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. 12/28

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION:

WANTED:

 


3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

Sherman County School District Calendar

https://shermancountyschooldistrict.weebly.com/scsd-event-calendar.html


clock.123DECEMBER

7 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

8 Gala of Trees Drawing 12 noon MCP Farm Store

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

9 American Legion Benefit for Goldendale Fire Department Pancake Breakfast 8-10

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

13 Sherman County Health District Hearing 5:30 Sherman County Clinic, Moro

13 North Central Livestock Association –  Riverside in Maupin

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 Frontier TeleNet 10 ___

21 Winter Begins

25 CHRISTMAS DAY

31 Official End of WWII 1946

clock.793JANUARY

1 NEW YEAR’S DAY

7 Grass Valley City Council 7

8 Tri-County Mental Health Board 11-2

8 North Central Public Health Board 3

9 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory 12:30

9 Rufus City Council 7

11 Community Renewable Energy Association (CREA) Board Meeting 10-1

15 Frontier Regional 9-1-1 Board Meeting 1

15 Wasco City Council 7

16 Sherman County Court 9

18 Frontier TeleNet Board 10

19 North Central Livestock Assoc. Annual Meeting 5 Jefferson County Fairgrounds

21 MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

23 Tri-County Courts’ Meeting 10 Fossil

26 22nd Annual Robert Burns Supper 2 Condon

clock.stopwatch.FEBRUARY

4 Grass Valley City Council 7

5 Moro City Council 7

6 Sherman County Court 9

7 Sherman County Fair Board 7

8 Community Renewable Energy Association (CREA) Board Meeting 10-1

14 VALENTINE’S DAY

18 PRESIDENTS’ DAY


 

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