1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS
Proverbs 3:17 – “Her ways [Wisdom] are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace.”
As I was reading Proverbs 3 for my devotional time, I came to that verse and a wave of contentment and peace swept over me. And at the very same time, almost like a vision, I saw in my mind the vicious battles and chaos going on between our politicians, and thought, what miserable lives they are living in their never ending power struggles and one ups-manship.
EVERY WAKING MOMENT they and their minions are conniving for that one more sound-bite, one more half-truth, even a plausible lie that will elevate them in the public eye and increase their influence and power. And then we have the drama of movie stars and rock stars, of all varieties, making headlines with their petty, little cat fights over, mostly made up drama.
Of course we can’t forget the News Media Talking Heads, of EVERY channel, making drama disguised as important news, so as to keep the chaos going, so you’ll tune In tomorrow night.
And then there is the chaos and drama that goes on with those within our small world of family and friends, most of the time over trivia.
We live in a world addicted to drama and chaos. And the fact is, all of us at one time or another have to endure some of the dramas of life. But as I think about this, it is heart breaking to watch people invite garbage into their lives and purposely cause chaos, so as to have no peace in their life, and others do their best to see that those around them have no peace either, by causing dissensions.
God invites us to seek his wisdom and gain understanding, store up his commands, and apply our hearts to understanding. And when we do this, in the midst of the man-made chaos and drama, and even when there are real life issues that weigh heavy, there is a peace that passes understanding given to Christians who seek after God’s wisdom.
Seek God’s wisdom, and then ALLOW God to place his peace in your spirit.
pastor, Wasco church of Christ “Christian”
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.
THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:
Your expressions of gratitude and congratulation are welcome here!
Your announcements of engagements, weddings, anniversaries, graduations and births are welcome here!
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:
SHERMAN COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE for COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL. Mid-Columbia Community Action Council is a non-profit organization that works with low-income families and we are looking for a person from Sherman County to serve on our Board of Directors. We would like to have someone from Sherman County who represents a group or organization, but does not have to. The Board meetings are held every other month in The Dalles and usually last about an hour and a half. Would you be interested in helping your community, then contact Jim at MCCAC and he can fill you in on more details. 541-298-5131 or email@example.com
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for more information. Thank You. 3/1
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
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 HISTORIC PRESERVATION SUPPORT: A grant application-in-progress for the Observer Farm Cemetery aka Old Kent Cemetery aka Wilcox Cemetery will be strengthened by support of people with an interest in historic preservation or relationships to those buried there: Kentner, Craig, Trotter, Orcutt, Thiese, Phillips, Leonard, Graham, Hayman, Kibbey/Kibby, Lane & Seidel whose families were early settlers in the Kent area. Please contact Sherry Kaseberg email@example.com.
LOCAL HISTORY INFO: Interested in gathering history of the early day Sherman County churches, especially location and dates in service 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 Sherry Kaseberg firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)
SHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT EVENTS CALENDAR https://shermancountyschooldistrict.weebly.com/scsd-event-calendar.html
1 Deadline to pre-order for SWCD Tree & Shrub Sale
1 Frontier TeleNet Special Board Meeting via phone or Sherman County Courthouse 1
1-2 State Basketball Tournament in Baker City
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 Prineville
9 History Forum Japanese Families at Mosier 1:30 Original Wasco County Courthouse
10 DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS
10 Sherman County Historical Museum Volunteer Recruitment 3-5 Museum
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 http://www.oregonnonprofitleadersconference.org/schedule-sessions-2/
16 Frontier Regional 911 Board of Directors Meeting 1:30
16 Tri-County Community Corrections Board 3:30 Gilliam County
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