Sherman County eNews #105

CONTENT

  1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

  2. CLASSIFIEDS

  3. CALENDAR


1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS 

church.family1The Fruit of the Harvest

Last week we looked at the unrealized potential of what a perfect wheat harvest might look like. Farming is impacted in every way by this world from the labor and threats involved to the variability and market acceptability of the end product. Similarly, man struggles like wheat. There is so much that enters our lives that have the potential for destruction. Just like the stuff that grows from the ground, God created man who He intended to rule over the earth without ailment or defect. But when man chose to disobey God, sin entered the world and everything changed. What once was perfect and intended for life became fallen and enslaved to sin, destruction and death.

Easter is more important than Christmas, because God chose to intervene in His creation by sending His Son to go to the cross and then on the third day to rise again. The cross is where God’s wrath against man’s rebellion was satisfied with the sacrifice of His Son when He who knew no sin became sin for us. The Bible tells us that we are saved by trusting in God’s truthfulness as we accept His gift of forgiveness and life. Jesus’ death wasn’t the end. His resurrection proved His claims and His power to restore life, but this life did not extend to everything. What it did do was to give forgiveness and life to those who believe and give the power to live in a fallen world until He takes us into His presence where perfection is once again realized. The reality is that this world will perish. But not everyone will perish with it.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, NASB) — the real fruit of the harvest

Joe Burgess
Pastor, Kent Baptist Church


2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)

 eNEWS POLICIES: 

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.

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THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES: 

JOYFUL NEWS!

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

COMMUNITY DINNER & BINGO. The Wasco School Events Center will be having a Community Dinner & Bingo on Monday, April 22, 2019 at the Events Center. Doors will open at 5:30 and cost for the dinner is $5 per person or family of 5 or more is $20. Dinner will be followed by a few rounds of BINGO with cards available for $1.00 each. On the menu is French Dip Sandwiches, salad, tater tots and dessert. Proceeds will help fund the ongoing renovations of the building. Hope to see you there.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

YOUR TIME. One of the greatest gifts that you can give is your time. “I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.” – Thomas Jefferson In small communities like ours, we rely on the kind hearts of volunteers in many capacities. We all work together to make our community the best it can be. One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is your time. Volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.  So before you complain, have you volunteered yet? By volunteering you are voting about the kind of community you wish to live in. We would like to take a moment to extend a special thank you to all of our volunteers in Sherman County who continue to generously donate their time to make our county the special place that it is.   Volunesia – that moment when you forget you’re volunteering to change lives because it’s changing yours. -Sherman County Community & Senior Center

JUST ASK! Sherman County’s current activities require the equivalent of 290 volunteers –  part-time, one-time, once-yearly, once-monthly, as needed. Just ask! How can I help? The need is great. These come to mind… Your child’s activities. Your church. Sherman County Fair. Wasco Memorial Day Celebration. Sherman County Senior & Community Center. Sherman County Historical Museum. Sherman High School Booster Club. Wasco School Events Center. Grass Valley Pavilion. Cemetery clean-up days. Maryhill Museum. Food Banks. Respond to public notices of vacant local government positions, including EMT training. Lion’s Club. Or… if you can’t give of your time, give your support with your tax deductible dollars. ~The Editor.

EMPLOYMENT: 

CLERK/RECORDER, CITY OF WASCO. The City of Wasco is accepting applications for the position of Clerk/Recorder. Applicants must be able to deal courteously with the public, and have experience in office management. 24-34 hours per week/$18 per hour DOQ, plus benefits. Complete job description and application packets will be available at Wasco City Hall between the hours of 9:00am and noon M-TH. Deadline to submit a completed application is noon on 4/23/2019. For further information, contact Wasco City Hall at 541-442-5515.  4/19

COOK, GRASS VALLEY COUNTRY MARKET. We are willing to train kitchen staff, but you must be organized, reliable, and able to move quickly in a fast paced kitchen setting. Experience interacting with customers is a plus.  Please feel free to stop by or call with your contact information to setup an interview appointment (541) 993-8135.   5/3

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, RecruiterOFFICE: (541) 567-0551CELL: (541) 303-5093Email: amberlena@MidCoBus.com www.MidCoBus.com   4/26

SERVICES:

HEALTHY DESSERT CLASS. The Area Agency on Aging is hosting a free Healthy Dessert class on April 24th at 3pm at the Sherman County Senior Center. The recipes will be diabetic-friendly and you will get to learn how to make the recipes and sample the treats afterward. Come and learn to prepare healthy foods with your local Area Agency on Aging Team! Please RSVP to Kari Silcox 541-565-3191 kari@shermancounty.net. 4/19  CANCELLED

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. 5/17 

SHOP LOCALLY! SHERMAN COUNTY SERVICES   https://www.co.sherman.or.us/businesses/

FOR SALE:

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:

 FREE:

HAMILTON PIANO. Free to a good home. Beautiful dark wood Hamilton upright piano available free to a good home. High quality, good working order, tunable. Long bench included. Located at the Parish Hall in Wasco. Please call Molly (541)565-3315 to schedule a viewing.  4/19

LOST OR FOUND:

WANTED:

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 turneyr@shermancounty.net 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 asseusawest@asse.com  4/26


3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

SHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT EVENTS CALENDAR

https://shermancountyschooldistrict.weebly.com/scsd-event-calendar.html

 APRIL

19 Sherman County Court Work Session with Windwave 10 Courthouse

19 Easter Bake Sale 11-12 Sherman County Senior & Community Center

19 GOOD FRIDAY

20-21 Blossom Fest Craft & Quilt Show/Sale, Hood River Fairgrounds

21 EASTER SUNDAY

21 Easter Brunch Buffet 11 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

22 Sherman County Photography Club 6 Steve Burnet/OSU Extension Bldg., Moro

22 Wasco Community Dinner & Bingo 5:30 Wasco School Events Center

23 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10

24 Tri-County Courts 10-2 Sherman County Courthouse

25 Poem in Your Pocket Day at Maryhill Museum of Art

25 Lower John Day Working Group Work Session 11-1 Ag Service Center, Condon

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

26-28 Northwest Cherry Festival, The Dalles

https://thedalleschamber.com/northwest-cherry-festival/

  • 26 Cherry Festival Open Air Market, Carnival, Lifestyle Show
  • 27 Cherry Festival Royalty, Run/Walk, Car Show, Teddy Bear Run, Parade 10,
  • Ag Job Fair, Safety Fair, Market, Carnival, Pie Eating Contest
  • 28 Ag Job Fair, Softball, Open Air Market, Sen. Cliff Bentz, Lifestyle Show, Entertainment

27 Learn to Crochet 2 Sherman County Public/School Library

27-28 Oregon Ag Fest, Salem

28 Open House and Preview Party at the Sherman County Historical Museum 1-4

MAY

1 Sherman County Court 9

1 Gilliam County Museum Complex Opens for the Season

1 Sherman County Historical Museum Opens for the Season 10-5 Daily

1 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Exec. Board 4 The Dalles

2 North Central Education Service District Board 5 Condon

2 North Central Education Service District Budget Committee 6 Condon

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 FREE Hazardous Waste (+ E-WASTE) Event for Households, Businesses & Ag Producers 10-2 Sherman County Road Department, Moro

3 The Woolery Spring Fest 4-7 Arlington

3-5 Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour

4 County-wide Clean-up Day

4 Farmers Market 10-4 Moro

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

7-8-9 Spring Museum Week at Maryhill Museum of Art

8 Rufus City Council 7

8 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Board 12:30

9 North Central Public Health District Budget Committee 1:30-4:30 Burnet Building

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

11 Spring Plant Fair 9 The Dalles City Park

12 MOTHERS’ DAY

12 Mother’s Day at Maryhill Museum

13 Sherman County Planning Commission Public Hearing 5:30 Burnet Bldg.

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

14 Sherman County Public/School Library Board Meeting 6 Library

15 Sherman County Court Public Hearing 10 Courthouse

15-17 National Association of Counties, Western Interstate Region, Spokane

16 Sherman County Health District Budget Committee 5:30 Moro

17 Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting TBA

18 ARMED FORCES DAY

18 Maryhill Museum Members’ Appreciation Day

18 Drive the Historic Maryhill Loops Road 10-12

21 Sherman County SPECIAL DISTRICT ELECTION DAY

21 Wasco City Council 7

24 Sherman County Budget Hearing – Courthouse

27 MEMORIAL DAY

JUNE

1 Farmers Market 10-4 Moro

1-2 Equine Mania LLC Wheatacres Ranch Trail & Cattle Challenge (541) 980-7394

3 Grass Valley City Council 7

4 Wasco City Council 7

5 All County Prayer Meeting Wasco Methodist Church social 6:30, prayer 7:00-8:30

6 Sherman County Fair Board 7

8 Veterans’ Benefit Fair & Support Services, Earl Snell Park, Arlington

6 D-DAY

11 Pendleton Experiment Station Field Day

12 Moro Experiment Station Field Day

12 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Board 12:30

12 Rufus City Council 7

14 FLAG DAY

14 Community Renewable Energy Association (CREA) Board Meeting 10-1

16 FATHERS’ DAY

16 Father’s Day at Maryhill Museum