Sherman County eNews #17

CONTENTS

  1. Sherman County Wrestling Club T-Shirts

  2. Oregon Heritage Grants Open for Applications

  3. Mitten Tree Thank You

  4. Notice. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Work Session, Jan. 22

  5. Notice. Tri-County Courts Meeting, Jan. 25

  6. Oregon Raceway Park Seeks Course Marshals & Security & Working Personnel

  7. Performing Arts Initiative Business Consortium

  8. The Freedom of Accountability

  9. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do


1. Sherman County Wrestling Club T-Shirts

The Sherman County wrestling club will be ordering t-shirts again! To order a Sherman County wrestling shirt, please get a hold of Jeremy Lanthorn and with the size before Friday, January 25th. Shirts will be $20.00 each. Contact Jeremy Lanthorn Shermanwrestling@gmail.com,  Jlanthorn@gmail.com or 541-993-2446.


2. Oregon Heritage Grants Open for Applications 

time.hourglass1Four Oregon Heritage Grants are now open for applications:

  • Museum Grant – Deadline is May 1, 2019
  • Historic Cemeteries Grant – Deadline is May 1, 2019
  • Diamonds in the Rough Grant – Deadline is May 15, 2019
  • Preserving Oregon – Letter of Intent due April 17, 2019

Information for All Grants

  • Information on all grants can be found by visiting here or contact Kuri Gill at Gill@oregon.gov or (503) 986-0685.
  • Instructions for using the online grants system can be found here.
  • Free grant workshop on March 19, 10am-11:30am,  725 Summer St NE, Rm 124A Contact Kuri Gill at Gill@oregon.gov or (503) 986-068 to register.
  • Free webinar on March 15, 2:30pm-4p, register here.
  • For more information about Oregon Heritage programs visit oregonheritage.org.

3. Mitten Tree Thank You

mittens1Thank you, Sherman County Community members, School District staff, and students for turning Sherman County Public/School Library’s Mitten Tree into a beautiful giving tree. Our school and community donated 13 hats, 26 pairs of gloves and mittens, 9 scarves, 3 pairs of socks, and 34 blankets to the Sherman County Food Bank. Your generosity is sincerely appreciated! A special thanks to Trent Harrison for picking up the Mitten Tree donations for us. ~Marylou Martin, Sherman County Public/School Library


4. Notice. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Work Session, Jan. 22

Frontier Telenet’s minutes & agendas web page has been updated to include the agenda for the upcoming Board work session to be held on January 22, 2019 in Moro. To access the agenda directly click the following link:  https://frontiertelenet.com/minutes-and-agendas/.

[Editorial Note: The agenda states that the board will not deliberate toward or make any final decisions or take any final action at this meeting. Frontier TeleNet legal counsel Jim Deason and chairman Lynn Morley, Wheeler County Judge, will lead discussion and make reports. Topics include a general background of the Frontier TeleNet organization, active projects, regulatory reporting requirements, federal E-rate funds, an executive session and discussion of projects: 2016 Sherman Fiber Project, 2018 Frontier 9-1-1 Burns-Paiute Tribe Project and daily administrative requirements.]


5. Notice. Tri-County Courts Meeting, Jan. 25

Gilliam, Sherman and Wheeler County Courts

January 25, 2018 at 10:00 am

Jeanne Burch Building

401 Fourth Street, Meeting Room

Fossil, OR 97830

AGENDA

1.0 Call to Order

2.0 Introductions

3.0 Amendments to the Agenda

4.0 Building Codes Inspecting Services Update

5.0 Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) 2.0 Boundary Changes – Tom McCoy

6.0 Frontier Telenet Update

7.0 Set next meeting date

8.0 Adjourn


6. Oregon Raceway Park Seeks Course Marshals & Security & Working Personnel

Oregon Raceway Park has a wide variety of openings for the 2019 season! Watch the races and get paid for it, too.

Course Marshal: Candidates must be 18 years of age, able to climb ladders, have the ability to be outdoors (sometimes in harsh conditions), have good verbal communication skills and be able to react calmly and quickly to emergency situations.  

Security: Crowd control, have guests sign liability release waiver and issue a colored wrist band as they arrive and enter ORP premises.  Day and night shifts available. 

Working Personnel: This is for all other duties that need to be done at ORP on a regular basis. 

Orientation Day: Is mandatory and will be held March 16, 2019 from 9am-5pm at 93811 Blagg Lane, Grass Valley, OR 97029.

If interested in any of the positions please contact Brenda Pikl: 541-333-2452                                                                                                                    or info@oregonraceway.com.   


7. Performing Arts Initiative Business Consortium

Join us for an informative event 5pm Wednesday February 6 at Naked Winery, corner of 2nd and Oak Streets, Hood River.

You may have heard of our recent PAI Business Consortium Kick-off event, held in December. This will be another opportunity to network with Gorge businesses who are involved in and appreciate the performing arts.

We will also share a more in-depth look at the recent NCAR survey which listed Hood River as one of the top 10 “Arts Vibrant Small Communities” in the United States, and a new presentation “8 Reasons to Support the Arts” with specific information on how business can benefit from supporting the arts in our Gorge community.

Please RSVP by Feb. 4, to John Hardham, lightwavevideo@gmail.com or 503-701-0435.


8. The Freedom of Accountability

We’ve talked a lot about mindsets, attitudes and beliefs these past several days. You should have been able to draw connections to how you are viewing the continuing stream of news as well as how you view your current situation. There is another piece to address: personal accountability.

A decade or so ago, we saw many of the institutions we thought of as being “solid” and “well-managed” collapse under the weight of some less-than-effective decision making. A lot of people lost a lot of money, and saw their retirement nest eggs shrink, if not disappear altogether. People lost their jobs, and while the employment news has been encouraging, some are still out of work. There has been a fair amount of finger-pointing and laying of blame, as well as a reluctance to accept responsibility for those decisions – on both sides of the coin, so to speak.

Should banks and lending institutions have offered unsecured loans, based on a real estate market boom that had nearly run its course? Probably not. Should individuals have taken out those loans, based on the hope that property values would continue to rise, knowing that they did not have the means to repay the loans? Probably not. But does that mean we need to back up our dreams or discard them altogether?

Definitely not. We all need dreams, because we do move toward and become like what we think about. And, those dreams need to be turned into goals to achieve. But we also need to remember that sometimes, the answer is, “No . . . for now.” In the example above, the goal of owning your own home is a noble goal, and one worthy of achieving. Just remember that some goals take a little longer to achieve.

The old saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again,” has become, “If at first you don’t succeed, fix the blame fast.” Until each of us takes accountability for our own decisions, we labor under the weight of blame and pessimism. We effectively deny ourselves the freedom to move forward, and that has no place in a world with challenges to solve. ~The Pacific Institute


9. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

bird.talkCommentary: Do We Need Our Country Anymore?

Space Weather & Your Cell Phone

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

1989 – American Indian Activist Russell Means testifies at Senate Hearing

OSU’s Noller to step down as department head, concentrate on hemp

‘OPB Politics Now’: Oregon Legislative Preview


 

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Sherman County eNews #16

CONTENTS

  1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

  2. CLASSIFIEDS

  3. CALENDAR


1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

The Church is More than a Building
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On Wednesday morning I drove by the old Methodist church in Grass Valley and was struck by its winter splendor. The noises of this church and its regular services have been silent for seventy years, and though it is an extremely popular photo stop the reality is that one day this building will pass away.

I wish this could only be said of the structures, but it’s true of the people to. Some pass into eternity and the fullness of joy in the presence of our Lord. Others go away through moving, church migration, and even sadly because they simply walk away.

But the church is more than a building. The apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 2:19-22, “…you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.” (NASB)

The church is the body of Christ, and Jesus is its corner stone. He is the One on whom it is built and who frames up its very structure. God sovereignly worked through the prophets and apostles to lay its foundation, and He continues to work through those He calls to Himself through salvation by trusting in His Son to be its very building blocks in which His Spirit dwells and actively works. Then one day we are promised that the fullness of His church will be presented to His Son (Jesus) as His perfect bride.

These old buildings will pass away. Our bodies age and so do we. But one thing we are assured of is that Christ’s church won’t. Don’t forsake the building, but more than seek Him and enjoy His people.

Joe Burgess
Pastor, Kent Baptist Church


2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

THANK YOU, Sherman County Community members, School District staff, and students for turning Sherman County Public/School Library’s Mitten Tree into a beautiful giving tree. Our school and community donated 13 hats, 26 pairs of gloves and mittens, 9 scarves, 3 pairs of socks, and 34 blankets to the Sherman County Food Bank. Your generosity is sincerely appreciated! A special thanks to Trent Harrison for picking up the Mitten Tree donations for us. ~Marylou Martin, Sherman County Public/School Library.

JOYFUL NEWS!

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

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.

  • Opportunities to support the Miller Family are located at local businesses in Grass Valley, Moro, Wasco and Rufus.
  • Brennah Miller Account, Bank of Eastern Oregon, P.O. Box 444, Moro, Oregon 97039.

EMPLOYMENT: 

CLEANER. Needing cleaner on Sundays for 6 to 8 hrs. a week.  Cleaning is located out of Wasco. If interested, please call Joan.  360-999-8088  1/25 

SEASONAL HABITAT RESTORATION TECHNICIAN. Lower Deschutes Cooperative Weed Management Area/Sherman County Weed District is currently seeking job applicants for full time employment as a seasonal habitat restoration technician. Technicians will be hired to work approximately 35 weeks beginning March 2019 through October 2019. Please contact Dan Son at dson@shermancounty.net for more information.  Thank You.  3/1 

BUS DRIVERS. Help Mid-Columbia Bus Co. drive Condon and Sherman County students to success! | $13.30 an hour | 401 K | No CDL required to apply | Sign on bonus up to $350 | Flexible Schedule | Dental | Vision | Accident/Critical Care Insurance | Paid Training. Schedule your interview today and start making a difference tomorrow!!!  ~Amberlena Shaffer, Recruiter | Office: 541-567-0551 | Cell: 541-303-5093 | amberlena@midcobus.com 2/22 

FUEL DELIVERY DRIVER. MCP is seeking applicants to join our team as a Petroleum Delivery Driver. This FT position is based in Moro. The role of the Delivery Drivers is to safely transport petroleum products and render outstanding customer service to our patrons. The deliveries will range from commercial/industrial accounts and home heating oil to bulk and packaged lubricants. Product knowledge is a plus. On Site training will be provided. Please contact Human Resources at 541-565-3737 for questions. 1/25

SERVICES: 

LOCAL HANDYMAN’S SERVICES. Handyman, General Contractor & Equipment Operator. Large and small projects, indoors or out. Please call Kevin at 541-993-4282 | KCK, Inc. | Licensed, bonded and insured. CCB #135768. References available. 3/15 

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

THE TIMES-JOURNAL! 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 beyond the region. 1/25

FOR SALE:

WRESTLING T-SHIRTS. Sherman county wrestling club is ordering t-shirts again! If you want a new shirt or just a Sherman county wrestling shirt, please get a hold of me and let me know the size. I plan to finalize the order and send it off on Friday 1/25. Shirts will be $20.00 each. Let me know how many and what size you want to order: Jeremy Lanthorn Shermanwrestling@gmail.comJlanthorn@gmail.com  541-993-2446  1/25

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.  ~The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | 541-993-4282 | https://www.oldwoodnbarrels.com | Facebook | 3/15

SHERMAN COUNTY CLASSIFIEDS, FACEBOOK   https://www.facebook.com/groups/1680690712181261/

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

FOR RENT OR LEASE:

FREE:

WANTED:

FUEL DELIVERY DRIVER. MCP is seeking applicants to join our team as a Petroleum Delivery Driver. This FT position is based in Moro. The role of the Delivery Drivers is to safely transport petroleum products and render outstanding customer service to our patrons. The deliveries will range from commercial/industrial accounts and home heating oil to bulk and packaged lubricants. Product knowledge is a plus. On Site training will be provided. Please contact Human Resources at 541-565-3737 for questions. 1/25 


3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

Sherman County School District Calendar

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

American flag1JANUARY

18 Sherman County Housing Grant Review Committee 11 Courthouse

19 19th Annual Eagle Watch 9-3 The Dalles Dam Visitor Center

19 Sherman Athletic Foundation Crab & Oyster Feed 3-8 Wasco

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

21 MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

21 Sherman County Republican Central Committee 6 Burnet Building, Moro

22 Frontier TeleNet Work Session 10 Sherman County Courthouse

23 Gilliam County Court 1 Condon

23 Tri-County Courts 10 Fossil

24 Sherman County Book Club 6 Sherman Public/School Library

25 Tri-County Court Meeting 10 Burch Building, Fossil (updated)

25 Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting 1 Burch Building, Fossil

26 19th Annual Eagle Watch at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center 9-3

26 22nd Annual Robert Burns Supper 2 Condon

29 Lower John Day Working Group 10-2 Condon

31 Farm to School Regional Gathering (Gorge Grown Food Network) 4-6 Mosier Community School

Valentine.heartFEBRUARY

2 NW Nonprofit Leaders Annual Conference, Corvallis https://www.nonprofitsteward.org/conference/

4 Grass Valley City Council 7

5 Moro City Council 7

6 Sherman County Court 9

6 All County Prayer Meeting Rufus Baptist Church social 6:30, prayer 7:00-8:30

7 Sherman County Fair Board 7

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

12 LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY

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

15 Frontier TeleNet TBA

15 Gathering of Regional Historical Organizations 5-7 St. Peter’s Landmark, The Dalles

15 North Central Livestock Association 6:30 The Riverside, Maupin

18 PRESIDENTS’ DAY

19 Wasco City Council 7

20 Sherman County Court 9

21 Sherman County Board of Property Tax Appeals 9

22 WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY

23 OSU Small Farms Conference

25 SHERMAN COUNTY’S BIRTHDAY 1889-2019

clover4MARCH

6 All County Prayer Meeting Moro Presbyterian Church social 6:30, prayer 7:00-8:30

7 Sherman County Fair Board 7

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

10 DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS

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

15 Frontier TeleNet 10 TBA

17 ST. PATRICK’S DAY

19 Wasco City Council 7