1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS
Be present in all things and thankful for all things. ~Maya Angelou
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! Wasco School Events Center would like to thank everyone who came out Monday April 22nd, to support us for French dip sandwiches and Bingo. And a special thanks to all our wonderful volunteers.
CONGRATULATIONS, Wasco County and Sherman County Soil & Water Districts for your exceptional work in 2018 to help NRCS implement Farm Bill financial assistance programs across the state and perform conservation education and outreach, and Chase Schultz of the Wheeler SWCD for the District Employee Partnership Award! ~The Editor
CONGRATULATIONS, Oregon State University Sherman County Extension and Sherman School’s Sherman Kids On the Road to Excellence (SKORE), recipients of the “Excellence in Afterschool Programming Award.” ~The Editor
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:
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.
COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS SPECIALIST / CSW COORDINATOR.
Job Title: Community Corrections Specialist / CSW Coordinator
Reports To: Community Corrections Program Director
Starting Salary: $19.52 per hour
Work Hours: 16-20 hours per week, can be flexible
SUMMARY: The successful applicant will perform clerical duties of mixed complexity according to standard procedures for which typing; filing and telephone skills are required. Applicant must understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality regarding offender files and other criminal justice information.
- Must be at least 21 years of age and a U.S. citizen
- Must possess a valid Oregon Driver’s License or immediate ability to obtain one
- Must have a driving record free of any convictions that may indicate an inability to operate a public vehicle safely
- Must have no criminal record and be able to pass a background investigation
- A minimal requirement of a high school diploma, preferably supplemented by college or business school training and two years responsible office experience, or any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training.
- Must be skilled in use of current computer and software technology, telephone, copy and fax machine, computers and other general office machines. Must be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
- Must be willing to travel as required to attend state trainings and meetings
- Must acquire and maintain LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System) certification
- Must acquire and maintain an Oregon Notary Public certification
TO APPLY: An application and a list of duties and responsibilities may be acquired by contacting Tina Potter at 541-565-0520 x1, by email at email@example.com or at the Tri-County Community Corrections office located at 302 Scott Street in Moro OR. 5/3
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, AG & CROPS. OSU Extension in Wasco and Sherman counties is looking for a Full-time Assistant Professor for Ag/Crops. Master’s degree required in Agriculture, Agricultural Education, Natural Resources, Soils, Crops or closely related field. Person will be based in Moro and serve both counties. Please see the following posting for more details! This position closes 05/15/2019. http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/75253 5/12
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, Recruiter – OFFICE: (541) 567-0551 – CELL: (541) 303-5093 – Email: amberlena@MidCoBus.com – www.MidCoBus.com 4/26
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 BUSINESSES https://www.co.sherman.or.us/businesses/
RURAL VENDORS OF SAGEBRUSH COUNTRY FACEBOOK GROUP https://www.facebook.com/groups/990306287836327/
- 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
- 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:
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 4/26
3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)
SHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT EVENTS CALENDAR
26 N. Central Livestock Assoc. Bull Tour to Gilliam County starts 9 Wasco School
26-28 Northwest Cherry Festival, The Dalles
- 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 4-H Community Service Day 9 Cottonwood Canyon State Park
27 Learn to Crochet 2 Sherman County Public/School Library
27-28 Oregon Ag Fest, Salem
28 Open House Preview Party 1-4 Sherman County Historical Museum
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 Prineville Reservoir Star Party Activities, Stargazing 9 a.m.- 10 p.m.
4-5 72nd Annual Arlington Jackpot Rodeo 12:30 Arlington, Oregon
6 Grass Valley City Council 7
6-10 Sixth Grade Outdoor School
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 The Woolery Open 9 China Creek Golf Course, Arlington
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.
13 Sherman County School District Board Meeting 7
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
23 Frontier TeleNet Budget Committee Meeting 10 Condon
23 Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting 1 Condon
24 Sherman County Budget Hearing – Courthouse
27 MEMORIAL DAY
30 Sherman County School Senior Scholarship Program 7
31-June 2 Junior Livestock Show, Tygh Valley
1 Sherman County School Graduation 11
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 Sherman County School Junior High Academic Awards 2:30
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
8-9 ’62 (gold) Days in Canyon City, Oregon
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
16-21 Cottonwood Crossing Summer Institute for High School Students
17 Sherman County School District Board 7
18 Caregiver Job Fair 10-6 DHS, The Dalles
19-21 Sherman County 4-H Camp for 4th-6th graders, Wamic
26-29 OSU 4-H Summer Conference for 7th-12th graders, Corvallis