1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS
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.
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.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. We encourage letters to the Editor that focus on ideas and opinions about public issues and events rather than personalities or private matters. We reserve the right to change policies at any time and to reject or edit any Letter to the Editor.
- Keep it short, no longer than 350 words.
- Keep it simple with one or two clear points. No attachments.
- Keep it fresh with no more than one letter per writer per month.
- Keep it civilized, in good taste and free from libel.
- Keep it relevant; focus on a local event, previous letter or issues of general concern – not personalities.
- Letters must be signed, name and town. Anonymous letters will not be posted.
- Please submit Letters to the Editor by using the Submit News page.
THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:
Appreciation can make a day – even change a life.
Your willingness to put it into words
Is all that is necessary. ~ Margaret Cousins
WE THANK & APPRECIATE:
- Sherman County Emergency Services;
- Sherman County Ambulance volunteers;
- Sherman County Sheriff’s Office;
- North Sherman County Fire & Rescue, Moro Fire & Rescue, South Sherman Fire & Rescue volunteers;
- Sherman County Medical Clinic and welcome Christina Rust, DPT, PT, MS, PA-C, who graduated from the University of Washington MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant program in 2018 and joined the Sherman County Medical Clinic team. ~The Editor
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
Your announcements of engagements, weddings, anniversaries, graduations and births are welcome here!
Happy Birthday, Sherman County! February 25th 1889-2019
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 33475 Cougar Mountain Road, Mitchell, OR. 97750 or Host Assistant: Richard N Ross (OPLI Center Board) 503-807-0612 email@example.com 246 NW Florida Ave., Bend OR 97703. You can find the Host Application at the Center’s website https://www.oregonpaleolandscenter.com/park-host
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.
TRANSPORTATION DISPATCHER. Sherman County Community Transportation is accepting employment applications for the position of transportation dispatcher. This is a permanent full-time position, 40hr/wk Monday-Thursday, salary range $12.17/hr starting pay to $14.25/hr final step. Applicant must be knowledgeable in the operation of modern office equipment including computer systems, spreadsheets and make decisions independently using effective time management in this fast paced position and have the ability to multitask choosing the highest priorities. For job description and/or applications, contact the Sherman County Community Transit at 541-565-3553 or go online at http:/www.co.sherman.or.us. Submit completed application and resume to the Sherman County Community Transportation, P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039. Position open until March 8th, 2019; first review of applications will be March 13, 2019. Successful applicant must pass a criminal history background check and a Drug & Alcohol pre-employment check, since this position involves contact with vulnerable adults. Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer. 3/8
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. Please return a letter of interest, resume’ and 3 references by Monday, February 25, 2019, to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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: email@example.com 3/1
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 | email@example.com 2/22
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 – a weekly serving Wheeler, Gilliam & Sherman counties, P.O. Box 746, Condon, OR 97823 | Ph. 541-384-2421 | Fax 541-384-2411 firstname.lastname@example.org $37.50/year; $47.50 for beyond this area.
- 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
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:
LOST OR FOUND:
LOCAL HISTORY: Interested in gathering history of the early day Sherman County churches: dates in service, ministers, members, old records, church histories and photos for Rosebush Church, Rufus Baptist Church, Rufus Christian Church, Rufus Church of the Nazarene, Rufus Full Gospel Assembly, Moro Christian Science and Rufus Methodist Episcopal church-owned land in section 20, T2N, R18E near Biglow schoolhouse … and information about James Weir for updating the 3rd edition of Sherman County Place Names. Please contact email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)
SHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT EVENTS CALENDAR https://shermancountyschooldistrict.weebly.com/scsd-event-calendar.html
22 WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY
23 History Forum: The Town of Celilo 1:30 Orig. Wasco Co. Courthouse
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
25 Sherman County Photography Club Meeting 6 Steve Burnet Extension Building, Moro
26 Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors 10, Supplemental Budget Hearing 10:30 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
1 Deadline to pre-order for SWCD Tree & Shrub Sale
2 Regional History Forum WWI 1:30 Original Wasco County Courthouse
4 Grass Valley City Council 7
5 Frontier Regional 911 Board Meeting
5 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Ex. Board 4
5 Moro City Council 7
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 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 Maryhill Museum of Art Opens for the Season
15 Frontier TeleNet 10 TBA
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 Sherman County SWCD & Watershed Council Annual Meeting 5:30
27-28 Roots of Resilience Grazing Conference, Pendleton
27-April 3, 10, 17 & 14 Still Life Painting Class – Maryhill Museum of Art
28 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board 4 Hood River
1 Grass Valley City Council 7
2 Moro City Council 7
3 Sherman County Court 9
3 All County Prayer Meeting Wasco Church of Christ social 6:30, prayer 7:00-8:30
4 Sherman County Fair Board 7
6 Equine Mania LLC Advanced Sorting Clinic w/Kristi Siebert (541) 980-7394
9 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2
9 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3
10 Sherman Senior & Community Center Advisory Board 12:30
10 Rufus City Council 7
10-11 Sherman County Budget Committee Meeting
12 Community Renewable Energy Association (CREA) Board Meeting 10-1
14 PALM SUNDAY
15-16 Oregon Nonprofit Leaders Conference, Ashland
16 Wasco City Council 7
17 Sherman County Court 9
19 Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting TBA
19 GOOD FRIDAY
21 EASTER SUNDAY
24 Tri-County Courts 10-2 Sherman County Courthouse