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:
THANK YOU! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the Sherman County Community. Thank you for all of your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. Thank you for the many, many cards, the visits, the offers of help and support. We are eternally grateful to be part of this community. I felt like we were facing this incredibly difficult time with a crowd of support, I never felt alone. There is no way to adequately express my gratitude for the tremendous amount of support you as a community have provided. Justin is grateful to be home. He has a long slow road of recovery in front of him, but is improving with each day. He is surprising us all with his daily improvement. Please continue to visit, text, or call him with words of support. He is handling the idleness well so far, but will be itching to get off this couch soon. Thank you, a million times, thank you. ~Amanda Payne
THANK YOU to THE DALLES CHRONICLE for the complimentary publication of GORGE GIVING 2019 and for Sherman County School athletic reporting.
THANK YOU to THE TIMES-JOURNAL for publishing athletic schedules for area schools and for tri-county reporting as our newspaper of record!
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:
“Volunteerism is the answering of a calling, an inner drive to be part of something great to bring something good to the world through some gesture, great or small.” ~Lions Club Thessaloniki Heraklea
SHERMAN COUNTY PUBLIC/SCHOOL LIBRARY BOARD POSITION. Sherman County Public/School Library has a Board position open for a community representative. The mission of SCP/SL is to provide access to informational materials, technologies, and programs for all residents of the community, birth through senior citizens. Meetings are bi-monthly. Anyone interested in serving on the Library Board may pick up an application at the library, e-mail email@example.com, or call 541-565-3279. 4/12
SEEKING INTERIOR COURTHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHS 1899-1930. In search of pictures taken inside of the original Sherman County Courthouse, during and shortly after construction, dating between 1899-1930. Any help locating pictures would be sincerely appreciated. Please contact Ross Turney at 541-565-3505 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with any information. – Lee Langston, Community Member
ASSISTANT CHILD CARE PROVIDER: Part-time position available at ABC Huskies Child Care in Wasco. Experience preferred but will train. Must be a team player, child oriented and able to work flexible hours. For application and further details: 541-442-5024, email email@example.com. Employment Application is available on our website at www.abchuskiesdaycare.com. 4/12
WATERSHED PROGRAM ASSISTANT. Applications are now being accepted for a full time Watershed Program Assistant at the Sherman County Soil and Water Conservation District in Moro, Oregon. Benefits included, pay DOE. Duties include assisting the execution of day to day management, outreach, education, and administrative tasks for the Sherman County SWCD and Watershed Council. The Program Assistant will provide support for the SWCD and Watershed Council meetings, grant submittals and tracking, project implementation and NRCS Farm Bill support. Send cover letter and resume to Sherman County SWCD, 302 Scott Street, Moro, Oregon 97039, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call (541) 565-3216 ext. 109. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Full job description and application instructions can be found at http://www.shermancountyswcd.com. The SWCD is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. 4/12
FARM SERVICE AGENCY PROGRAM TECHNICIAN. The Gilliam-Wheeler County Farm Service Agency (FSA) is accepting applications for a permanent, full-time Program Technician in Condon, Oregon. Applications will be accepted beginning Thursday, March 21 and closing Wednesday, April 3rd. Salary range of $26,587 – $53,773 per year based on qualifications and experience. Responsibilities include: Carrying out office activities and functions pertaining to one or more of the program areas administered in the county, interpreting and explaining procedures, program regulations and forms to producers and other agency personnel, utilizing various web-based software applications to maintain producer data and processing automated forms, using a high degree of initiative and judgment in planning and carrying out assigned tasks and resolving problems encountered. A copy of the vacancy announcement and application may be obtained online by visiting: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527939800. For more information, please contact the Oregon FSA State Admin Specialist Martin Nguyen at 503-404-1127 or email at email@example.com. 3/29
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
SHERMAN COUNTY PRESCHOOL OPEN ENROLLMENT. Sherman County Preschool is looking ahead to next school year. We will be holding an open enrollment at 6pm on April 5th in the preschool. We encourage anyone interested in their child attending preschool to complete an enrollment packet. Space is limited to 20 children and Head Start spots are limited as well. To be eligible for the 2019-2020 preschool year your child must be 3-5 years of age on or before September 1st, 2019 and be potty trained. We contract with both North Central ESD and Umatilla Morrow Head Starts to provide Head Start services to qualifying families. They are both wonderful agencies with great employees who love to help kids and their families, but again spots are limited so you don’t want to miss out on signing up. Most, if not all, spots will be filled by early summer. Sherman Co. Preschool is a QRIS 5-star program with a Director (Carrie Somnis) & 3 Teachers (Brenda Massie, Sarah Goodenough & Miranda Owens) who love children and have over 30+ years of combined teaching experience. Sherman Co. Preschool is located in Moro in the elementary wing of the Sherman County School. We introduce preschoolers to learning in a warm and caring environment that encourages children to learn through play and structured small group activities. We offer transportation services in the afternoon with stops in Moro and Wasco at each daycare.
If you are unable to make the open enrollment but are interested in your child attending preschool next year please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, mailing address, and child’s age/name as of September 1st, 2019. Feel free to call the preschool directly with any questions. The phone number is (541) 565-3320, hours are 7:30am-2pm Monday-Thursday. During preschool hours (8am-12pm) we are busy with kids & may not answer, but please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible. 4/5
LOCAL GENERAL CONTRACTOR, HANDYMAN & EQUIPMENT OPERATOR. Ready for spring projects, large and small, indoors or out. Please call Kevin at 541-993-4282 | KCK, Inc. | Licensed, bonded and insured. CCB #135768. References available. 4/24
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 email@example.com $37.50/year; $47.50 for beyond this area.
- Wheeler County News, P.O. Box 190, Spray, OR 97874 firstname.lastname@example.org | 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 | email@example.com | http://www.goldendalesentinel.com/
- The Oregonian – Delivery. The Dalles Oregonian, P.O. Box 1367, The Dalles, OR 97058; 541-296-3600 firstname.lastname@example.org
- USA TODAY. Home delivery. Contact The Dalles Oregonian, P.O. Box 1367, The Dalles, OR 97058; 541-296-3600 email@example.com
- 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 INDOOR & OUTDOOR FURNITURE. 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 accepted. ~The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | 541-993-4282 | https://www.oldwoodnbarrels.com | Facebook | 5/17
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:
INTERIOR COURTHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHS 1899-1930. In search of pictures taken inside of the original Sherman County Courthouse, during and shortly after construction, dating between 1899-1930. Any help locating pictures would be sincerely appreciated. Please contact Ross Turney at 541-565-3505 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with any information. – Lee Langston, Community Member
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 4/26
3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)
SHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT EVENTS CALENDAR https://shermancountyschooldistrict.weebly.com/scsd-event-calendar.html
31 Congressman Walden’s Town Hall, Anderson Building 11 Condon
31 Congressman Walden’s Town Hall, Wasco School Events Center 2:30 Wasco
1 Grass Valley City Council 7
2 Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program Board Meeting 2:30
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
5 Sherman County Preschool Open Enrollment 5:30 Preschool
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
13 Beginning Genealogy Class 10:30 Discovery Center
13 Grass Valley’s Annual Egg Hunt, Reptile Zone & Skate Party 10 Pavilion
14 Wasco County Historical Society Benefit 40-mile long Poker Run 541-980-0918
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
18 Sherman County Book Club 6 Sherman County Public/School Library
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
1 Sherman County Court 9
1 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Exec. Board 4 The Dalles
2 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
2 HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY
2 Sherman County Fair Board 7
2 All County Prayer Meeting Kent Baptist church social 6:30, prayer 7:00-8:30
3-5 Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour
4 County-wide Clean-up Day
4 Wasco County Pioneer Association Annual Meeting – Fort Dalles Readiness Center
4-5 72nd Annual Arlington Jackpot Rodeo 12:30 Arlington, Oregon
6 Grass Valley City Council 7
8 Rufus City Council 7
8 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Board 12:30
10 Community Renewable Energy Association (CREA) Board Meeting 10-1
10-12 Equine Mania LLC Cows & More Clinic w/Mary Jane Brown (541) 980-7394
12 MOTHERS’ DAY
14 Sherman County Watershed Council 8 TBA
14 Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District Board 8:30 TBA
14 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles
15-17 National Association of Counties, Western Interstate Region, Spokane
17 Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting TBA
18 ARMED FORCES DAY
21 Sherman County SPECIAL DISTRICT ELECTION DAY
21 Wasco City Council 7
27 MEMORIAL DAY