Sherman County eNews #46

CONTENTS

  1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

  2. CLASSIFIEDS

  3. CALENDAR


1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

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According to the Scriptures

Have you ever wondered who the “they” or “authorities” are when someone claims that “they” or “authorities” say according to that source that something is true? Frequently these anonymous authorities prove to be speculative and even baseless, having gained ground because they play on the emotions, sympathies and desires of others.

One of my favorite passages in the Bible is one that the apostle Paul called the most important truth. It is 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 where we read, “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,” (1 Corinthians 15:3–4, NASB95) In this passage we read twice that the things given to Paul to proclaim had happened just as they had been prophesied “according” to the Scriptures. Not only do have the record of the events, but we have the record of it having been foretold in advance as well as others verifying it afterward.

This is true of Jesus Christ’s death which was proclaimed by the prophets and himself in advance and proven by the record of his having been crucified and then been buried which stands strong in the historical record. The proof of his death is the record of his being buried. Next concerning his resurrection which also was foretold in advance and foretold by him. In the next several verses not cited here Paul went on to describe the witnesses to the risen Christ which included 500 witness at one time of whom many were still alive at the time of the writing of this Corinthian letter who could have contested it if it weren’t so. From beginning to end God took the time to say it, do it, and then affirm what He did. Some say there is no real truth. God’s Word claims and supports otherwise.

Joe Burgess
Kent Baptist Church


2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected) 

eNEWS POLICIES:

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. 

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

YOUR expressions of gratitude and congratulation are welcome here!

WE THANK & APPRECIATE:

  • Sherman County Road Department for going the extra hours to keep our roads clear for us;
  • Oregon Department of Transportation for going the extra hours to keep us safe on the roads and closing them if necessary;
  • Local folks who voluntarily cleared the snow from sidewalks, roads and driveways for others;
  • Sherman County School District for prioritizing the safety of students, families and staff with closures and delayed starts;
  • Elected officials who use official e-mail addresses by which we identify their position and news sources;
  • Public Meeting Notices indicating that a quorum of the Sherman County Court may be attending a meeting of another jurisdiction;
  • Wasco Electric Cooperative for a steady supply of power in spite of icy, windy, snowy days and nights;
  • Rural Technology Group for uninterrupted internet service during the recent ice and snow;
  • Maryhill Museum of Art for sharing photos of the collections and the work of staff and volunteers on Facebook during the off-season, reminding us of the importance of this very special place … definitely not out-of-sight, out-of-mind! ~The Editor

WE THANK and CONGRATULATE:

  • Judge Joe Dabulskis, for taking the oath of office for your new position and for your new column in The Times-Journal! Well done!
  • Joan Bird, for taking the oath of office as Sherman County’s new commissioner, bringing your experience, energy and wisdom to the table. Congratulations!
  • Matt Seckora at Seckora Consulting for recognition as Business of the Month by The Dalles Chamber of Commerce! Congratulations!
  • Darren Padget, Alan von Borstel and Ryan Thompson, for serving Oregon wheat growers.
  • Local government officials for sending public notices to the county’s newspaper of record… and to eNews.
  • eNews Subscribers for sending news releases to The Dalles Chronicle and The Times-Journal.
  • eNews Subscribers for sending news releases, public notices, calendar dates, classified ads, Spiritual Matters and links to interesting websites.
  • The Dalles Chronicle for reporting Sherman County School sports and regional news.
  • The Times-Journal for reporting on local government in Wheeler, Gilliam and Sherman counties and for publishing tri-county legal notices.
  • RURALITE for the recent Grass Valley Pavilion story! ~The Editor

JOYFUL NEWS!

YOUR announcements of engagements, weddings, anniversaries, graduations and births are welcome here!

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

VISITOR CENTER HOST, OREGON PALEO LANDS CENTER. Oregon Paleo Lands Center, Fossil, Oregon www.paleolands.org. Contacts: Host Coordinator: Bonnie Lofton (OPLI Center Board)541-462-3263 bonnie.g.lofton@gmail.com 33475 Cougar Mountain Road, Mitchell, OR. 97750 or Host Assistant: Richard N Ross (OPLI Center Board) 503-807-0612 richardnross@earthlink.net 246 NW Florida Ave., Bend OR 97703.  You can find the Host Application at the Center’s website:   https://www.oregonpaleolandscenter.com/park-host 3/8

 YOUR STORIES for SHERMAN COUNTY: FOR THE RECORD. The Sherman County Historical Society invites you to share your Sherman County stories or records. Contact the Sherman County Historical Society, P.O. Box 173, Moro, Oregon 97039 or contact editor Gladys Wesley at 541-565-3232. Information from diaries, letters, autograph albums, records and stories are welcome!  Consider recording your interviews of local story tellers – ask what they know or heard tell of brick yards, rodeos, movie theaters, the Grant-Maryhill ferry, fishing on the rivers or county events. Develop a short story around a series of photographs of a family, athletic or community event. See a content summary for Sherman County: For The Record 1983-2018: https://www.shermanmuseum.org/publications-for-the-record/  or http://shermancountyoregon.com/sherman-county/sherman-county-for-the-record/

ONE DAY A MONTH MUSEUM HOST. Greet visitors at the Sherman County Historical Museum one day a month 10-5. You’ll be glad you did! Meet people and provide visitor information services! Contact Carrie Kaseberg or Patti Fields. 541-565-3232.

“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:

HEAD COOK/KITCHEN COORDINATOR.  Head Cook/Kitchen Coordinator at the Sherman County Senior & Community Center.  This is a permanent part-time salaried position, 30 hrs/week, 8 AM – 2:00 PM, Monday-Friday.  Primary responsibilities include preparing and serving meals in the Center and preparing home-delivered meals for the Meals on Wheels Program.  For application and complete job description, contact the Sherman County Senior & Community Center at 541-565-3191, or at PO Box 352, Moro, OR 97039, or kari@shermancounty.net. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2019.  Successful applicant must have or be willing to obtain a Food Handlers Card and pass a criminal history background check.  Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer.  2/22

CITY ADMINISTRATOR/RECORDER. City of Grass Valley is looking for someone to fill the position of City Administrator/recorder. For full job description please contact City Hall at 541-333-2434 or cityofgv@embarqmail.com. Please return a letter of interest, resume’ and 3 references by Monday, February 25, 2019, to cityofgv@embarqmail.com or City of Grass Valley, PO Box 191, Grass Valley, OR 97029. Salary depending on experience. City of Grass Valley is EOE. Position open until filled. 2/22

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL/FAMILY CARE COORDINATOR . JOB POSTING. Position:  Qualified Mental Health Professional/Family Care Coordinator (Master’s Degree Level).  This position will be funded through a collaborative grant between Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc., Mid-Columbia Center for Living, Juvenile Prevention and the Sherman County School District.  Start Date:  March 2019  Salary: Dependent upon education, endorsements, and experience.

Application: Deadline:    This position will close on February 13, 2019 or will remain open until filled. Position Description:     The board, staff, and community of the Sherman County School District are seeking an outstanding Qualified Mental Health Professional to join our PK-12 Educational Team.  This candidate will work collaboratively with our K-12 Counselor, Education Staff and Administration to provide Community Engagement, Conflict Resolution, Social Emotional Support, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support, Skills Training, Parenting Support, Behavioral Assessments and Responsive Services. Sherman County School has an enrollment of approximately 275 students, providing an ideal environment for a Qualified Mental Health Professional dedicated to the success of each individual student and family.  Community Description: Sherman County is a rural agricultural community with the added economic development provided by wind farms. It is located in North Central Oregon between the deep canyons of the John Day River on the east and the Deschutes River on the west. The Columbia River forms the boundary on the north. Sherman County enjoys four distinct seasons. Summers are warm, dry and clear. Winters are relatively mild; with occasional heavy snowfall. Wheat is the most important crop here, but the wind farm industry has become a major economic boost for the area. Windsurfing on the Columbia and boating, hunting and fishing are easily accessible from the area. Application Process: If you are interested in applying for this position, please call Wes Owens at 541-565-3500 or email at wowens@sherman.k12.or.usA Complete Application Packet Must Include:

  • Official Sherman County School District Application Form (Available from the District)
  • Letter of Interest
  • Current Resume
  • Copy of Pertinent Licenses
  • Minimum of two (2) Letters of Recommendation (written within the last 2 years)
  • Copies of all transcripts
  • In addition to the submission of the job application, please submit a 1- page letter regarding your experience with trauma-informed care.
  • Other material as desired

Criminal/sexual misconduct record check and pre-employment drug testing are required for all positions.  Sherman County School District does not discriminate on the basis of perceived or actual race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, mental or physical disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veterans’ status or genetic information in providing employment, education, or access to benefits of education services, activities and programs in accordance with Title VI, Title VII, Title IX and other civil rights or discrimination issues; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act; and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008. The District gives preference to veterans in hiring.  If you wish to receive preference for your veterans or disabled veterans status, please include proof of your veterans status with your application materials.

GRAIN OPERATIONS LABORER. MCP is seeking two applicants to join our team as a Grain Operations Laborer. This full-time position will be based in either Sherman, Gilliam or Wasco County. As a Grain Ops Laborer you will have the opportunity to perform a wide variety of jobs within the department. Including but not limited to maintenance, housekeeping, inventory management and the practice of environmental health and safety programs applicable to the operation of the facility. Applications are available for download at www.mcpcoop.com or be picked up at the main office in Moro. 3/15

SALES & MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE. MCP is hiring a regional Sales and Marketing Representative. We are looking for an individual to service our customers in the Eastern Oregon region. As a Sales and Marketing Representative, you will solicit new prospects, sell products and services, and assist existing clients as necessary. The ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge in one or more of these areas: Cardlock, Bulk Lube products, Grain Origination as well as Sales and Marketing. Applications are available for download in the career opportunities section of our website www.mcpcoop.com or contact Human Resources at 541-565-2277.  3/15

PART-TIME CGCC FACULTY JOBS. Do you enjoy teaching? If the answer is yes, please mark your calendar for Saturday, Feb. 16, when Columbia Gorge Community College hosts a part-time faculty job fair on The Dalles campus. The job fair is from 10 a.m. to noon in Building 3. CGCC is hiring adjunct instructors for online, hybrid and face-to-face classes in The Dalles and Hood River. Potential disciplines include Mathematics, STEM fields, Art, Communications, Social Sciences, Science, Health Occupations, Computer Science, Business and other areas. Job seekers will meet hiring leaders from across the College’s areas of study. Candidates are asked to bring a resumé and transcripts. Light refreshments will be served and computers will be available to complete the required online application.  Interested applicants may also apply online, and request a virtual conference at cgcc.edu/jobs. For details, call CGCC Human Resources at (541) 506-6151, email cjudah@cgcc.edu or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. 2/15

OREGON RACEWAY PARK COURSE MARSHAL, SECURITY, WORK STAFF. Watch the races and get paid for it too. ORP has a wide variety of openings for the 2019 season! 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 shift available. Working Personnel: This is for all other duties that need to be done at ORP on a regular basis. Orientation Day: Is 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 email: info@oregonraceway.com  3/15

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

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/

NEWSPAPERS

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.  ~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: 

LOST OR FOUND: 

WANTED:

HOST FAMILY. Host a Foreign Exchange Student. ASSE Student Exchange Programs is now looking for American families to host high school students from Asia. These personable and academically select exchange students speak English, are bright, curious, and eager to learn about this country through living as part of a family for an academic year and attending high school. Your support of these students reinforces the United States’ commitment to education and opportunity throughout the world.

ASSE is currently seeking host families for these well-qualified, bright, motivated and well-screened students coming from Japan, China, Thailand, Taiwan, Mongolia, and South Korea. By living with local host families and attending local high schools, the students acquire an understanding of American values and build on leadership skills.

The exchange students arrive from their home country shortly before school begins and return at the end of the school year. Each ASSE student is fully insured, brings his or her own personal spending money and expects to bear his or her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles. At the same time the student will be teaching their newly adopted host family about their own culture and language.   If you are interested in opening your home and sharing your family life with a young person from abroad, please contact us today for more information, call (800) 733-2773, go online at www.ASSEhosts.com or email asseusawest@asse.com  [Founded by the Swedish National Department of Education, ASSE International (formerly American Scandinavian Student Exchange) is a non-profit, tax-exempt, public benefit organization. ASSE is officially designated as an exchange visitor program by the United States Department of State and cooperates with the Canadian Provincial Ministries of Education.]


3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

SHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT EVENTS CALENDAR

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

snowman-sunFEBRUARY

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

15 RSVP nclivestockassoc@gmail.com North Central Livestock Association 6:00 The Riverside, Maupin

15-16 Big Sky Basketball Tournament, Madras

16 Oregon Raceway Park (possibly) White Rat Race

17 Pat Mobley Memorial Service 2 Spencer Libby & Powell Funeral Home, The Dalles

18 PRESIDENTS’ DAY – Federal, State & Local Holiday – Most Retail Open

18-22 National FFA Week

19 Sherman County Watershed Council 8, SWCD 8:30 541-565-3216 ext. 109

19 Sherman County School Board 7

19 Wasco City Council 7

19 Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators Meeting in Hood River CANCELLED

20 Sherman County Court 9

20 School Exclusion Day (immunizations required)

20 Biggs Service District Public Hearing 8:30 Sherman County Courthouse

21 Sherman County Court & Local Public Safety Coordinating Council 11 Courthouse

21 Sherman County Board of Property Tax Appeals 9

22 WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY

23 Eastern Oregon 4-H Volunteer Boot Camp 9-4 BMCC, Pendleton

23 OSU Small Farms Conference in Corvallis

25 SHERMAN COUNTY’S BIRTHDAY 1889-2019

26 Frontier TeleNet 10 Sherman County Courthouse

26 Frontier Regional 911 Dispatch Board of Directors 1 Sherman County Courthouse

28 Lower John Day Ag Water Quality LAC Review 10 OSU Extension Office, Moro

28-March 2 Oregon Women for Ag Conference, Polk County

clover4MARCH

1 Deadline to pre-order for SWCD Tree & Shrub Sale

2 Regional History Forum WWI 1:30 Original Wasco County Courthouse

6 Sherman County Court 9

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

9 Regional History Forum Japanese Families at Mosier 1:30 Original Wasco County Courthouse

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

12-14 Healthy Soils Workshop, Pendleton

13 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30

13 Rufus City Council 7

15 Frontier TeleNet 10 TBA

16 Oregon Raceway Park Staff Orientation 9-5 

17 ST. PATRICK’S DAY

19 Wasco City Council 7

19 Sherman County Public/School Library Board Meeting 6

20 Sherman County Court 9

23 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Tree & Shrub Sale 8-12 Moro

27-28 Roots of Resilience Grazing Conference, Pendleton

27-April 3, 10, 17 & 14 Still Life Painting Class – Maryhill Museum of Art