Sherman County eNews #322

CONTENTS

  1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

  2. CLASSIFIEDS

  3. CALENDAR


1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

Christmas.BabyCelebrating the Newborn King

Many people have regular Advent observances from the non-religious little hidey-hole chocolate calendars to various highly regarded practices of faith. In our house we have the tree, the lights (inside and out), the decorations and yes, even the little chocolate calendar. I think we even have a construction paper ring in one of our children’s rooms. But we also have the 3 nativity sets (including a toy one) and an Advent quilt that my wife’s sister made for us. When I received it, I took the time to select Bible verses for us to read each day, beginning with the prophecy of Isaiah. But my favorite calendar day is December 4th which is our only daughter Elizabeth Joy’s birthday. We started our reading in 2003, but in 2006 with her birth that day’s reading became extra special because of what we read.

“And she [Elizabeth] cried out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me? For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.”” (Luke 1:42–45, NASB)

The unborn child John (the Baptist) recognized even in the womb that the Savior of the world was soon to be born, and he responded with joy. The circumstances of Jesus’ birth were foretold in prophecy hundreds of years before. This was God’s way of introducing His Son to us, and now we not only remember His birth but also His death and resurrection that results in His great gift to us of forgiveness and life.

How special is the babe of Christmas to you?
Joe BurgessPastor, First Baptist Church of Grass Valley


2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)

 eNEWS POLICIES:

newsletter2CLASSIFIED 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.

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

JOYFUL NEWS!

Merry Christmas, Everyone! 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

COLUMBIA 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:

classifieds.boyFOR SALE:

SHOP LOCALLY! SHERMAN COUNTY BUSINESSES https://www.co.sherman.or.us/businesses/

GIVE THE TIMES-JOURNAL FOR CHRISTMAS & YEAR-ROUND! The Times-Journal – a weekly serving Wheeler, Gilliam & Sherman counties, P.O. Box 746, Condon, OR 97823 | Ph. 541-384-2421 | Fax 541-384-2411 timesjournal1886@gmail.com  $37.50/year; $47.50 for outside the region. 

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

FOR RENT OR LEASE:

FREE:

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:

SHOP LOCALLY! SHERMAN COUNTY BUSINESSES https://www.co.sherman.or.us/businesses/

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

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3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

Sherman County School District Calendar

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

Christmas.candle1DECEMBER

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

15 BILL OF RIGHTS DAY; Iraq War Ended 2011

18 Unit 20 Oregon Retired Educators Meeting 12 Portage Grill, The Dalles

18 Wasco City Council 7 City Hall

19 Sherman County Court 9

19 Biggs Service District & Executive Session 8:30 Courthouse

19 Sherman County Court re: Golden Hills SIP Agreement 10:15

19 Gilliam County Court 10 Arlington

19 Wheeler County Court 10 Fossil

19 Unit 20 Oregon Retired Educators Meeting 12 Hood River Valley Adult Center

19 Christmas Caroling in Grass Valley 6:30

20 Rufus Food Pantry 4-6 with Santa Claus

20 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Board Meeting 10 NORCOR, The Dalles

21 Frontier TeleNet 10 Steve Burnet/Extension Building, Moro

21 Winter Begins

25 CHRISTMAS DAY

31 Official End of WWII 1946

snowflake4JANUARY

1 NEW YEAR’S DAY

1 First Day Hikes in Oregon State Parks

7 Grass Valley City Council 7

8 Tri-County Mental Health Board 11-2

8 North Central Public Health Board 3

8 Moro City Council 7

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

Valentine.heartFEBRUARY

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

12 Tri-County Mental Health Board of Directors 11-2 The Dalles

12 North Central Public Health District Board of Directors 3 The Dalles

13 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30

13 Rufus City Council 7

14 VALENTINE’S DAY

18 PRESIDENTS’ DAY


 

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