Sherman County eNews #119

CONTENT

  1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

  2. CLASSIFIEDS

  3. CALENDAR


1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

church.family1A Picture of Peace

There once was a King who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The King looked at all the pictures, but there were only two he really liked and he had to choose between them.

One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror, for peaceful towering mountains were all around it. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace.

The other picture had mountains, too. But these were rugged and bare. Above was an angry sky from which rain fell and in which lightening played. Down the side of the mountain tumbled a foaming waterfall. This did not look peaceful at all. But when the King looked, he saw behind the waterfall a tiny bush growing in a crack in the rock. In the bush a mother bird had built her nest. There, in the midst of the rush of angry water, sat the mother bird on her nest in perfect peace.

Which picture do you think won the prize? The King chose the second picture. Do you know why?

‘Because’ explained the King, ‘peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart. That is the real meaning of peace.’  ~Author Unknown

Now it is a fact, there are all types of peace to be had in your life, temporarily. A peace that most generally depends upon the circumstances of your life at a particular moment.

But there is a peace to be had that only Christ can give. A peace that you can have that does NOT depend on the circumstances and situations going on in and around your life. Jesus said in John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.

If you are living a life that is absent of a peaceful SPIRIT in spite of the chaos and turbulence of this world—take it from Jesus, He is the way to a peace that will not disappoint.

Jerry (pastor, Wasco church of Christ)


2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

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:

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

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:

LITTER PATROL CREW. Oregon Youth Litter Patrol Crew Members. Deadline May 6. https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SOR_External_Career_Site/job/Youth-Litter-Patrol—Crew-Member_REQ-7296-1

ADULT FOSTER HOMES.
Do you have a passion to care for
older adults and People with Disabilities?
Care for adults in your home or as a separate business.
Learn more – Call Yulanda Owen,
Adult Foster Home Licensor
541-506-3536.

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.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 tina.i.potter@cc.doc.state.or.us or at the Tri-County Community Corrections office located at 302 Scott Street in Moro OR. 5/3

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

SERVICES:

GRASS VALLEY COUNTRY MARKET. Open Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m.-4 p.m. 5/10

CAREGIVER JOB FAIR
Tuesday June 18th 10:00AM to 6:00PM
“Be A Rising Star”
Start your own business as an Adult Foster Home Licensee,
An AFH Caregiver or a Homecare Worker.
Applications Available, Venders, Information,
Guidance and Support. Refreshments Provided.
3641 Klindt Dr. The Dalles
DHS/Aging and People with Disabilities
Call Yulanda 541-506-3536 5/17

ADULT FOSTER HOMES.
Do you have a passion to care for
older adults and People with Disabilities?
Care for adults in your home or as a separate business.
Learn more – Call Yulanda Owen,
Adult Foster Home Licensor
541-506-3536.  5/17

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/

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION:

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:

OREGON HERITAGE PUBLICATION. The “Guide to Oregon Historical Markers & Heritage Trees,” a full color, glovebox-sized 20 page brochure lists all Heritage Tree and Historical Marker sites across Oregon, maps by region-a perfect companion for a day trip or weekend with the family, and for planning educational activities with students of all ages. If you would like copies of this free publication, please contact Jessica Carbone at 800-574-9397, or email jessicac@oregontic.com.

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. 5/3


3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

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

flower.buttercupMAY

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 Poet Clemens Starck 5 Klindt’s Booksellers, The Dalles May 3 @ 5PM. 

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

5 Young Life Interest & Committee  Meeting 1 Moro Church Welcome Center

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 Sherman County Education Foundation 6 Library Program Room

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 

flower.nasturtiumJUNE

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

6 D-DAY

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

24-28 Vacation Bible School – Moro Community Presbyterian Church

26-29 OSU 4-H Summer Conference for 7th-12th graders, Corvallis

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