Sherman County eNews #73

CONTENTS

  1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

  2. CLASSIFIEDS

  3. CALENDAR


1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

church.family1Envy Destroys

My wife and I were away the first part of the week at an conference in association with the Kent and Grass Valley churches. At one of the sessions the keynote speaker addressed issues that get in the way of connectedness in partnerships and relationships.

In doing this he pointed to envy that he felt was the greatest hurdle. Looking at this he went to a relationship that I touched on in the last post that of Jonathan and David as well as Jonathan’s father King Saul. Last time we looked at the positives in the relationship. Here we are looking at the negative.

David had been engaged in battle on behalf of King Saul and met with great success. In response the people began to sing his praise. We read in 1 Samuel 18:8-9, “Then Saul became very angry, for this saying displeased him; and he said, “They have ascribed to David ten thousands, but to me they have ascribed thousands. Now what more can he have but the kingdom?” Saul looked at David with suspicion from that day on.” (1 Samuel 18:8–9, NASB95) We see in this account that Saul hear the comparison and it weighed heavy on him. He desired to have the glory given to David for himself, and from that point forward he viewed David with resentment.

Envy is said to be a green monster. We see in this record and what followed that it began to consume Saul and he spent an exhaustive amount of time trying to bring David down so that he might have that recognition for himself. It robbed him of joy as it festered in him and consumed his thoughts and energies, even leading to his destruction. In contrast to this his own son Jonathan chose to lay aside his own glory in lieu of the one that God had raised, and rather than being consumed by what he did not have he chose to giving, sacrifice and love. He chose freedom over bondage.

Joe Burgess
Pastor, Kent Baptist Church


2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)  

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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

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 js@mccac.com

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/

EMPLOYMENT: 

CLEANING SERVICE. Sherman County is requesting proposals to provide cleaning services for 5 hours/week at the Senior and Community Center located in Moro, OR. Cleaning products and basic equipment will be supplied. Cleaning schedule will be flexible but developed based on the monthly activity calendar for the facility. Proposals with a resume and a letter of interest will be accepted until 5pm on March 27th and may be sent to Kari Silcox at the Sherman County Senior & Community Center PO Box 352 Moro, OR 97039, kari@shermancounty.net, 541-565-3191.  3/22 

CITY WATER OPERATOR/MAINTENANCE. The City of Grass Valley is seeking applicants to fill the position of: WATER OPERATOR/MAINTENANCE. Applicant is responsible for maintaining and operation of the public water system according to the City Council and according to all Oregon Health Division requirements. This 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; part-time, no benefits. 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  cityofgv@embarqmail.com  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. 3/15

HELP GILLIAM AND SHERMAN COUNTY STUDENTS SUCCEED

Do you know someone with time to spare, who loves to drive, and help others? Refer them to Mid Columbia Bus Company! Once the person you refer becomes certified and drives a full route for at least 30 days, we will donate $1000.00 to a school organization of your choice.  What we offer: $13.30 an hour, Paid training, Flexible schedule, Dental, Vision, Medical Plan, 401 K… And more! Qualifications: Pass a criminal history check, Have a good driving record, Have a valid Oregon driver’s license, Ability to obtain Class B CDL with training. Contact Mid Columbia Bus Company and tell us where to make a donation today: ~Amberlena Shaffer, Recruiter, OFFICE: (541) 567-0551, CELL: (541) 303-5093, Email: amberlena@MidCoBus.com, www.MidCoBus.com   4/26

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: info@oregonraceway.com  3/15

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

VISITOR INFORMATION:

FOR SALE:

GRASS VALLEY LOT. Grass Valley lot for sale. $50,000. 1.43 acres within city limits. Zoned residential/farming. All new utilities in place (septic system, underground electric and water lines from city meter). Ready to build or place manufactured home. Please contact Margaret at 503-349-8158 for additional information.

VEHICLES. Public Auction. Trans-Tow Towing will hold a Public Auction on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Viewing of these vehicles will be available the morning of the Auction beginning at 9:00 a.m. | 1997 Geo Metro, 1996 Chevrolet GMT-400, 1999 Hyundai Sonata, 2006 Honda Civic, 2003 Honda Odyssey, 2001 Olds Alero, 2003 Ford Explorer. The Auction will be held at 1007 1st Street in Moro. If you would like more information, please contact us at 541-565-3005.

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  4/26


3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

SHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT EVENTS CALENDAR   https://shermancountyschooldistrict.weebly.com/scsd-event-calendar.html

clover4MARCH

15 Maryhill Museum of Art Opens for the Season

15 Sherman County School – Missoula Children’s Theatre 7 Cafeteria

16 Sherman County School – Missoula Children’s Theatre 3 Cafeteria

16 Trans-Tow Towing Public Auction 10 Moro

17 ST. PATRICK’S DAY

19 Wasco City Council 7

19 Unit 20 Oregon Retired Educators’ Meeting 12 Hood River Valley Adult Center

19 Sherman County Public/School Library Board Meeting 6

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

20 Sherman County Court 9

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

23-31 Spring Whale Watch 10-4 Depoe Bay

25 Sherman County Photography Club 6 OSU Extension Building Moro

25-29 Sherman County School Spring Break

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 

flowers.daffodilAPRIL

1 Grass Valley City Council 7

2 Moro City Council 7

2-3 Oregon Wheat Day Events at the Capitol

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

6 Great Electrifying Event at Bonneville Lock and Dam 10-3

6-7 Spring Farming Days & Ag Museum, Pomeroy, Washington

7 Kent Baptist Church & Mud Springs Gospel Band 6 Kent

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

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

26 N. Central Livestock Assoc. Bull Tour to Gilliam County starts 9 Wasco School