Sherman County eNews #126

CONTENT

  1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

  2. CLASSIFIEDS

  3. CALENDAR


1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

church.family1Thank You Moms!

This Sunday is that annual observance of Mother’s Day that keeps Hallmark, American Greetings and florists around the U.S. in business. Not intended to become commercialized, it was first established with its singular possessive spelling of “Mother’s” as a purposeful reminder of the individual nature between the mother and the child? As I thought about the impact of a mother, I thought of the apostle Paul as he set out on a missionary journey without his mentor Barnabas for the first time. Upon arriving in Lystra in Acts 16 he selected a disciple of his own to bring along with him. We read that he selected “Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer.” The reason he chose Timothy was because of his reputation as one who was “well spoken of” in the community.

Later, in Paul’s last letter before his death, as he wrote to encourage Timothy, he said “For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well.” (2 Timothy 1:5) And the reason for this, aside from him growing in his faith was the firm foundation laid by his mother and grandmother as Paul reminded him, “and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 3:15)

This weekend as we once again celebrate Mother’s Day I am reminded of the great gift and rich heritage we have because of the countless intensely personal loving, attentive, and sacrificial lives that have been given for us by moms, whether they are held tight in our memories or currently serve in the clinches of little hands.

“Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:” (Proverbs 31:28, ESV)

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Pastor Joe Burgess

First Baptist Church, Grass Valley


2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)

pen.markereNEWS 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. 

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.

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THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

Appreciation can make a day – even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. ~ Margaret Cousins

JOYFUL NEWS!

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

SUNRISE CEMETERY. Wasco Cemetery Association is seeking volunteers Friday, May 17. We will be planting several new trees at Sunrise Cemetery beginning at 8:30 a.m.

“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: 

CUSTODIAN. Sherman County School District. Sherman County School District is seeking a qualified 1.0 FTE custodial candidate. The candidate must be self-motivated and is responsible for performing custodial duties, minor maintenance, and other miscellaneous duties on a regimented schedule in order to ensure that the school building and facilities are maintained in a healthy, safe, and sanitary manner.  Medical, dental, and vision insurance are included.

Criminal record check and pre-employment drug screening required. For information and application materials please email or call Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us or 541-565-3500.

Application Method/Materials Required. Please submit a letter of interest, application (available from the school district) and resume if you are interested in the position to:

Wes Owens, Superintendent

65912 High School Loop

Moro, Oregon 97039

(541) 565-3500

wowens@sherman.k12.or.us

This position will remain open until filled.

Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer.

FAMILY CARE COORDINATOR. Do you or someone you know enjoy working with kids and families, and would like a great job in our area?  Check this position for Family Care Coordinator posted at the Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc.  This position will serve Sherman, Gilliam and Wheeler counties.  Pays $45K-$55K, and requires established relationships in area, experience and/or education in the human services or education field w/administrative responsibilities.  Go to this page and scroll down the list of jobs to find the listing.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=c22e0e16-528f-4804-a755-6e749340d107&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US&fbclid=IwAR0IKuskY9O4_l2QPrWPD-4JszHAnVvAtdoUaNBv8vOgF-HUyxJl59cyFQI

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

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:

LOST OR FOUND:

WANTED:


3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

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

flower.iris1MAY

10 Mother’s Day Dinner/Dance 5:30 Wasco School Events Center

10-12 Equine Mania LLC Cows & More Clinic w/Mary Jane Brown, Wasco

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 – free admission for mothers

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

14 North Sherman County RFPD Budget Committee 6 Wasco Fire Hall

14 City of Grass Valley Budget Committee 7

14 City of Moro Budget Committee 7

15 Sherman County Court Session 9 Courthouse

15 Sherman County Court Mass Gathering Public Hearing 10 Courthouse

15 Sherman County Court Local Public Comment Session, Starvation Lane Federal Lands Access Program 6:30 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

20 Sherman County Photography Club 6 OSU Extension Building Moro

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

24-25 Grass Valley Pavilion & Park Sale 9:30-4 Grass Valley

25-26 Gorge Outfitters Supply Catfish Extravaganza, Rufus

26-27 Wasco Memorial Day Country Breakfast 7:30-10:30 Wasco Fire Hall

27 MEMORIAL DAY

30 Sherman County School Senior Scholarship Program 7

31-June 2 Junior Livestock Show, Tygh Valley 

flower.dandelionJUNE

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

7 Gorge Broadband Consortium 1 The Dalles

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

12 Estate Planning Seminar 6 Sherman Senior & Community Center

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  

food.watermelon1JULY

1 Grass Valley City Council 7

2 Moro City Council 7

3 All County Prayer Meeting Grass Valley Baptist Church social 6:30, prayer 7:00-8:30

4 INDEPENDENCE DAY

6 Farmers Market 10-4 Moro

8-11 Sherman 4-H Kids Food Preservation Day Camp

9 Sherman County Watershed Council 8

9 Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District 8:30

9 North Central Public Health Department 3 The Dalles

9 Tri-County Mental Health Board 11-2

10 Sherman Senior & Community Center Advisory 12:30 Senior Center

10 Rufus City Council 7

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

12-14 Athena Caledonian Games, Athena

20 Starry Night at the Museum – Maryhill Museum of Art

21-24 Sherman 4-H Kids Food Science Baking Day Camp

22 Maryhill Museum Summer Art Institute

24 Gilliam, Sherman, Wheeler Tri-County Courts 10 Condon

24-27 Jefferson County Fair

24-28 Hood River County Fair

27 Fifth Annual Veteran Benefit Expo in Pendleton

31-Aug 4 Union County Fair


 

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