Sherman County eNews #63


  1. Links to Sherman County School Spring Athletic Schedules

  2. Opportunity to Volunteer with the Sherman County Historical Society, March 10

  3. Sherman County School & Missoula Children’s Theatre Production, March 15-16

  4. City of Grass Valley Seeks Water Operator/Maintenance Employee

  5. CGCC Job Fair, Hiring Adjunct Instructors, March 16

  6. “St. Pat’s at St. Pete’s” Annual St. Patrick’s Day Concert, March 17

  7. Pesticide License Recertification Courses, March 21

  8. What Can You Do?

Some remarkable people are making significant things happen in Sherman County!

1. Links to Sherman County School Spring Athletic Schedule 

Logo.Sherman High SchoolHigh School Track and Field

Middle School Track and Field

School Schedules: The school website includes athletic schedules as they evolve — spring sports are coming soon…

2. Opportunity to Volunteer with the Sherman County Historical Society, March 10

Sunday, March 10th, the Sherman County Historical Society invites you to attend a volunteer recruitment gathering from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro, Oregon. This non-profit organization is devoted to preserving and sharing local history and is currently looking for new volunteers! Come find out about opportunities to volunteer with the Sherman County Historical Society. Everyone is welcome and appetizers are provided. Bring a friend to find out more about being a volunteer with the Sherman County Historical Society and Museum!

For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit the website:

3. Sherman County School & Missoula Children’s Theatre Production, March 15-16

theater.masksThe Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Peter & Wendy” is scheduled for the week of Monday, March 11th through Saturday March 16th in the cafeteria at Sherman County School.

The auditions will be held on Monday, March 11th at 3:30 in the cafeteria at SCS. There are roles for students in Kindergarten through 12th grades.  Approximately 50-64 local students will be cast to appear in the show with the MCT Tour Actor/Director. There is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play. Students wishing to audition must arrive by the scheduled starting time and stay for the entire two-hour session.  There will be no buses to take them home after the audition or the rehearsals. The first rehearsal begins approximately 15-30 minutes after the audition.

This is a group audition – no advance preparation is necessary, but a smile J never hurts. Students should just be ready to come and have a good time!

Rehearsals will be conducted Monday – Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 for session 1 and 6:00 to 8:00 for session 2 at SCS in the cafeteria. Although not all cast members will be needed at every session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week and if selected, be able to attend all rehearsals required for their role. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the conclusion of the audition. Cast members scheduled for the full 4½ hours of rehearsal will be asked to bring a sack lunch, dinner or snack.

The performances will be held on Friday, March 15th at 7:00pm and Saturday, March 16th at 3:00 pm and will be presented at SCS.  The students in the cast will be called for dress rehearsal before the performance that day. All those cast must be available for all scheduled performances.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre is a non-profit organization based in Missoula, Montana.  This coming year more than 65,000 cast members across the globe will take to the stage to the delight and applause of their families, friends, community, neighbors and teachers!

4. City of Grass Valley Seeks Water Operator/Maintenance Employee

The City of Grass Valley is seeking applicants to fill the position of: WATER OPERATOR/MAINTENANCE.  The successful applicant is responsible for maintaining and operation of the public water system according to the City Council and to all Oregon Health Division requirements. This part-time no-benefits position is also responsible for all maintenance on all city-owned properties and/or property in the care of the City. For a full job description, please contact City Hall. City of Grass Valley is an EOE; Salary is DOE. If interested in this position, please return a Letter of Interest, resumé and three references to City Administrator Whitney Cabral or Mayor Pattee by March 15, 2019. Letters and information can be dropped off at City Hall, e-mailed to or mailed to: PO Box 191, Grass Valley, OR 97029. Position open until filled. Please contact City Hall with any questions at 541-333-2434.

5. CGCC Job Fair, Hiring Adjunct Instructors, March 16

Do you enjoy teaching?

If the answer is yes, please mark your calendar for Saturday, March 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. The campus is located at 400 East Scenic Drive, The Dalles.

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, Science, Health Occupations, Computer Science, Business, Social Sciences and other areas.

Job seekers will meet hiring leaders from across the College’s areas of study. Candidates are asked to bring resumés 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

The job fair was originally scheduled in February but was postponed because of a snowstorm. For details on this month’s event, call CGCC Human Resources at (541) 506-6151, email or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

6. “St. Pat’s at St. Pete’s” Annual St. Patrick’s Day Concert, March 17

music-notes“St. Pat’s at St. Pete’s,” the 22nd annual St. Patrick’s Day concert at St. Peter’s Landmark, takes place Sunday, Mar. 17, starting at 7 p.m.  Victor Johnson, the River City Dudes, and others will join Cascade Singers community choir, the ensemble, and “Almost-All-Irish-Almost-All-Brass Band” for Irish love songs, traditional favorites and sing-alongs.  Admission is a free-will offering to benefit St. Peter’s Landmark, located at 3rd and Lincoln Streets in The Dalles.

7. Pesticide License Recertification Courses, March 21

Columbia Gorge Community College and Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers two pesticide license recertification courses on Thursday, March 21 at Columbia Gorge Community College in The Dalles.

Worker Protection Standard meets from 8:00-12:00. Participants receive 4 core credits. Hazard Communication Aligned with GHS meets from 1:00-5:00. Participants receive 3 credits.  The workshops are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required by calling the college at 541.506.6011, or online at

8. What Can You Do?

If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?

Now, we are not talking about magic, because some things – such as how tall you are – simply cannot be changed. (OK, heels help, but that’s not what we’re talking about here.)

You know, there really isn’t much that you can’t alter if you want it badly enough – assuming you know how to go about it, and assuming that you take action as needed. “Wanting to, badly” is a great start, but it won’t get you anywhere by itself. Neither will writing a bunch of affirmations or visualizing, if that’s all you do. Writing about it in a journal is a fine thing, but writing is not action.

If you want to get started making changes in yourself, pick one thing to begin with. It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it’s do-able. Then go after it with everything you’ve got. Visualize how you’ll feel and behave after the change is made. Write affirmations to support the visualization, and repeat them every day, over and over. Make an action plan with sub-goals, and daily and weekly tasks. Make yourself accountable to follow the plan and reward yourself every time you achieve a sub-goal.

Enlist help if you need it, and don’t worry about how long it takes. (Worry actually is negative goal-setting!) If you keep moving toward the end-result you want, and you keep tracking your progress, you’ll get there. Really! This same method works for teams, departments, even entire organizations.

There’s an extra, added bonus. When you see that you can do it, you will inspire others – and yourself – to do even more. ~The Pacific Institute