1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS
“Quick to Hear”
“This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.” (James 1:19–21, NASB95)
Verse 19 is a favorite verse of mine in counseling because it works in two incredible ways. The first, and primary one, is in relation to our hearing from God before responding to others or even trials in our own lives. When we take the time to listen to Him and reflect on His truths hidden in our hearts (Psalm 119:1,11), we recognize in that moment how good, loving, powerful, faithful and wise He is. It is in looking to Him for His wisdom and trusting in His strong hand that we then can rest in Him in any situation, respond in His ways, and rest in His peace. It is this peace of His that we receive that calms our hearts and holds back our own anger. It is in relying on Him and what we know of Him that He works in us to lift our worries, bring the healing to our bodies and the refreshment to our bones that we read about in Proverbs 3:8 or the rescue which gives rest for our souls.
Of course, we also know that the wisdom of verse 19 works in our human relations as well. When we take the time to really hear not only what is being said but also pay attention to the heart, then we are better prepared to respond in a right and proper way which heads off the likelihood that the situation will lead to further exasperation and heightened anger on our part or others.
Pastor, Kent Baptist Church
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:
Appreciation can make a day – even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. ~ Margaret Cousins
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:
SHERMAN COUNTY CHILD CARE FOUNDATION / ABC HUSKIES DAY CARE. Wasco Memorial Day Country Breakfast 7:30-10:30 Wasco Fire Hall May 26 & 27.
“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.
FT MECHANIC. Apex Auto & Truck Repair is hiring! In need of a Mechanic who:
* Has diesel experience
* Has a valid drivers license
* Has a CDL, but not required
* Is great with communication
* Has a positive attitude
* Has the ability to work with minimal supervision
* Has road service experience
ASE Certification is a plus, but not required.
Full-Time position. No Cap Depending On Experience. Hourly or Flat-rate options are available.
Call 541-565-3001 for more information.
Applications are also available on www.apextruckrepair.com.
FT GRAIN ACCOUNTANT. MCP is seeking applicants for a full time Grain Accountant at our main office in Moro OR. An ideal candidate will preferably have a background in Ag and poss. an entrepreneurial aptitude w/ the ability to operate a business profitably, in a fast paced environment. Proficiency in accounting debits and credits and a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Accounting -or- 3 years of verifiable accounting experience is required. See full ad @ www.mcpcoop.com Contact HR for questions or to request an appointment 541-565-2277. 6/7
CUSTODIAN. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com | 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
STRONG WOMEN STRENGTH TRAINING INFO MEETING. Fern Wilcox will be holding an informational meeting Monday, May 20th, at 8:00 a.m., at the Grass Valley Pavilion to talk about the Strong Woman Strength Training Program and the best times and days to implement this program. The program is designed for people middle age and older, but all ages will benefit. Questions? 541 980 5093.
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
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:
3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)
SHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT EVENTS CALENDAR https://shermancountyschooldistrict.weebly.com/scsd-event-calendar.html
12-17 National Prevention Week
18 ARMED FORCES DAY
18 Maryhill Museum Members’ Appreciation Day
18 Drive the Historic Maryhill Loops Road 10-12
18 Sherman County Education Foundation Workshop 9-3 Library
18 Migratory Bird Day 9-3 The Dalles Dam Visitor Center
20 Strong Women Strength Training Info Meeting 8 AM G.V. Pavilion
20 Sherman County Photography Club 6 OSU Extension Building Moro
21 Sherman County SPECIAL DISTRICT ELECTION DAY
21 Wasco City Council 7
21 Unit 20, Retired Educators Meeting 12 Maupin
23 Frontier TeleNet Budget Committee Meeting 10 Condon
23 Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting 1 Condon
23 Lower John Day Working Group 5-7:30 Cottonwood Canyon State Park
24 BURN BAN Begins for N. Sherman & Moro RFPDs, Rufus, Wasco & Moro
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
27 Wasco Memorial Day Celebration U.S. Air Force Fly-over between 10 & 10:30; Tribute to Veterans; Parade at 11; Paradise Rose Chuck Wagon BBQ; Pastry Auction; Car Show; Dandy Valley Nursery Stock for Sale; Music by Tyson Huckins; Train Rides for Kids; Ice Cream & Bingo at the Parish Hall. 541-340-0392.
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 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
7 Gorge Broadband Consortium 1 The Dalles
8 Veterans’ Benefit Fair & Support Services, Earl Snell Park, Arlington
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
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