Sherman County eNews #163

CONTENTS

  1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

  2. CLASSIFIEDS

  3. CALENDAR


1.SPIRITUAL MATTERS

church.family1Happy Father’s Day

“For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. You are witnesses, and so is God, how devoutly and uprightly and blamelessly we behaved toward you believers; just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children, so that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.” (1 Thessalonians 2:9–12, NASB)

In this passage as Paul is writing to the Thessalonian believers he expresses as a spiritual father many of the traits that we treasure in our own fathers and to which end fathers can seek to be with their own children. No longer in their presence, Paul reminded them of the example of labor and struggle as he put in the time both night and day to do what was necessary for their benefit. In this case, Paul labored for his own provision, but in the case of the father and his family it pictures the diligence that is necessary to tend to the needs of the family as he sets an example of work and perseverance.

There is also the example of teaching. As Paul taught them about God and how to walk before Him, so does the father in the family have the privilege and responsibility to pass on what he has learned to train up his own children both in life and hopefully in their lifelong relationship with God.

Lastly, there is the example of exhortation as a father to a child who encourages them to walk in a manner worthy of who they are and the God who loves them. Fathers have the awesome privilege of setting a pattern for life and encouraging their children as they move forward in the path set before them. We also have a heavenly Father in God who desires we seek Him as He does this for us.

Happy Father’s Day

Joe Burgess
Pastor, First Baptist Grass Valley


2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)

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THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

JOYFUL NEWS!

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

WASCO SCHOOL EVENTS CENTER RUMMAGE SALE. The Wasco School Events Center will be holding a rummage sale on Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm each day. We are currently seeking VENDORS who would be interested in renting a table for $10 each. If anyone is interested in participating in this event, please contact Melissa Kirkpatrick at WSEC – 541-442-5778 or 541-993-0882. WSEC will have a large selection of book shelves, chalk boards, and other items available for sale. Mark your calendar!

WASCO SCHOOL EVENTS CENTER to FEATURE LOCAL ARTISTS. SThe Wasco School Events Center is excited to announce their fall fundraiser: An Afternoon of Sherman County Talent. This event is scheduled for Sunday, October 20, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at the Events Center. More details will be available as the date gets closer. We are currently looking for local Sherman County artists who would like to participate in this art show by displaying some of their art, and/or donating an item for the silent auction portion of this event. Many local artists have been contacted by mail, but if you were not contacted and would like to participate, we would love to hear from you! Please contact Melissa Kirkpatrick at the WSEC by June 30th. She can be reached at 541-442-5778 or 541-993-0882. Thank you!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

EMPLOYMENT:

PARK RANGER ASSISTANTS. Cottonwood Canyon and Deschutes State Parks are hiring for seasonal Park Ranger assistants. As a Park Ranger Assistant, you will assist year-round State Park staff in the protection, maintenance, operation and repair of state park lands, natural and cultural resources, structures, facilities, equipment and systems. Park Ranger Assistants typically perform basic tasks in multiple areas of park operations (e.g.: janitorial work, landscape maintenance, interpretation or visitor services).  Contact Park Manager David Spangler at 541-739-2322 ext. 23 or david.spangler@oregon.gov

911 CALL TAKER/DISPATCHER – FRONTIER REGIONAL 911
135 S. MAIN ST.
PO BOX 297
CONDON, OR 97823
911 CALLTAKER/DISPATCHER

Frontier Regional 911 is a regional call center covering Gilliam, Jefferson Sherman and Wheeler Counties. We are currently accepting applications for employment. This is an exciting career opportunity, but one that involves working rotating shifts 24/7/365, so please take this into consideration.
DUTIES:
Operates radio and telephone control consoles in dispatching public safety resources and routing other emergency calls to the appropriate agencies. Receive emergency call information; dispatches call to appropriate units or departments; maintains information on units’ activities; accesses computer terminals to obtain, transmit and record information such as vehicle license numbers, driver’s information, warrants and stolen vehicle information; enters record information via computer terminal; maintains status of equipment; completes radio logs, incident logs, and other forms to maintain control and to record activity of dispatched units.
EXAMINATION AND APPLICATION PROCESS:
Interested applicants may apply by emailing your request for an application to renee@frontier911.org or pick one up at Frontier Regional 911 and fill it out in its entirety. Upon receipt of applications, applicants will be notified to complete a series of tests. Applicants that excel in the testing will then move through an extensive background check and a psychological evaluation. 
BASIC QUALIFICATONS:
High School diploma or equivalent
Ability to type 35 words per minute
Ability to pass the National Telecommunicator Dispatch Test
Successful completion of a drug and alcohol screening, criminal background check, psychological evaluation and career specific physical exam; vision, color blindness and hearing.
Ability to simultaneously perform multiple tasks in a distracting environment during emergency situations.

CURRENT VACANCY
Full-time position; 40 hours per week. 
SALARY: $18.30/hour with benefits.Positions open until filled. APPLICANTS CAN TURN IN THE COMPLETED APPLICATION TO FRONTIER REGIONAL 911 IN PERSON, EMAIL TO THE ONE LISTED IN THE POST OR MAIL TO FRONTIER REGIONAL 911 AT THE ABOVE LISTED ADDRESS. YOU MAY CONTACT FRONTIER REGIONAL 911 AT 541-980-2292 OR 541-384-2080 FOR QUESTIONS. WE WILL BE CONDUCTING TESTING ON JUNE 20TH FOR THOSE INTERESTED!

DRIVER. Evergreen State Holdings located at 212 NE North Street in Grass Valley is hiring a driver. A person who has either his or her Farm Endorsement or CDL Class A to deliver product or transport goods and equipment to various locations. If you are interested please drop off a resume at our Grass Valley location or contact Human Resources Director at (971) 400-0248.  6/28 

CENSUS JOBS. 2020 Census Jobs available in Sherman County $14.50 – $16.00 per hour – Paid Training. Thousands of jobs are available nationwide, and many are near you. Help support your community by being a Census Taker. *Great pay
*Flexible hours *Weekly pay *Paid Training. APPLY ONLINE TODAY: WWW.2020census.gov/jobs
Questions, call 1-855-562-2020
Federal Relay Services: 1-877-8339 TTY/ASCII
www.gsa.gov/fedrelay
The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 6/14

OYCC CREW LEADER & CREW. For more information regarding the OYCC program visit http://www.oyccweb.com.  Sherman County OYCC is accepting applications for several positions within the OYCC Program.  The positions are scheduled to work 6 weeks beginning July 2019 and ending August 2019; 40hr/week, Monday through Friday.  All applicants must be able to perform manual labor in adverse weather conditions.  Please review the job descriptions and contract before applying on the Sherman County Prevention webpage.  The Student Contract must be signed before a Crew Member application will be accepted.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Friday, June 14, 2019 for the youth crew.  The Crew Leader position will be open until filled and required a 3-day training in Bend on June 19-21st. Any applicant over 18 years of age must complete and pass a criminal history background check. Job description and/or employment application can be found at https://www.co.sherman.or.us/departments/prevention/; by email aasher@co.sherman.or.us  or contact the Sherman County Prevention Department at 541-565-5036.  *Submit a letter of interest describing your qualifications, a completed employment application and for youth, student contract, to the Sherman County Prevention Program, PO Box 263, Moro, OR  97039 or in person at the Sherman County Courthouse. 6/14

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 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.

SERVICES:

“BE A RISING STAR” CAREGIVER JOB FAIR
–Adult Foster Home / New Career
“Start Your Own In-Home Business”
–Adult Foster Home
Resident Manager, Shift Caregiver
& Substitute Caregivers
–Homecare Worker / In-Home Caregiving
PROCESSING APPLICATIONS & BACKGROUND CHECKS
INFORMATIONAL TABLES
FOR YOUR SUPPORT & KNOWLEDGE.
June 18, 2019 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
AGING & PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
3641 KLINDT DR. THE DALLES FOR INFORMATION CALL
ADULT FOSTER HOME LICENSOR YULANDA OWEN 541-506-3536
Refreshments provided.  6/14

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. 6/28

SHERMAN COUNTY BUSINESS DIRECTORY https://www.co.sherman.or.us/businesses/

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION:

FOR SALE: 

VEHICLES. Surplus for sale by Sherman County:            

2000 Ford E450 Bus

Auto Transmission

Mileage: ~ 125,490 miles

As Is Condition

VIN #: 1FDXE4553YHB96056.

2008 Jeep Patriot

Auto Transmission

Mileage: ~ 87,058 miles

As Is Condition: Possible Drive Train Issue

VIN #: 108FF28W18D605526.

2014 Dodge Charger

Auto Transmission

Mileage: ~ 99,856

As Is Condition

VIN #: 2C3CDXAT4EH158884.

Sealed bids must be submitted to the Sherman County Court, P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039 by 5:00 pm Monday July 15, 2019. Bids will be opened and read aloud during County Court on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. ALL ENVELOPES AND BIDS MUST BE LABELED WITH THE ITEM YOU ARE BIDDING ON. Minimum bid for Ford Van: $2,000; Minimum bid for Jeep Patriot: $2,000; Minimum bid for Dodge Charger: $10,000. To request a viewing appointment, contact the Office of the Sherman County Court at 541-565-3416. 7/12

HAND-CRAFTED BARREL STAVE FURNITURE. Locally handcrafted furniture and novelty gifts created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels and other reclaimed materials. Special orders accepted. ~The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | Call Kevin at 541-993-4282 | https://www.oldwoodnbarrels.com/

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

 

American flag2JUNE

14 FLAG DAY

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

15 Bridal Shower for Krista Perisho 10 Sherman County Extension Office

15-16 Ketchum Calf Rodeo, Glenwood, Washington

15 Cascade Singers Compositori Femminili 7 Zion Lutheran Church

16 FATHERS’ DAY

16 Father’s Day at Maryhill Museum

16 Cascade Singers Compositori Femminili 3 Zion Lutheran Church

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

18 Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators Meeting 12 Hood River Golf Course

19 Sherman County Court 9

19-21 Sherman County 4-H Camp for 4th-6th graders, Wamic

22 Auction Sales Consignment Auction, The Dalles

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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JULY

1 Grass Valley City Council 7

2 Moro City Council 7

3 Sherman County Court 9  CANCELED

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 Oregon Country Fair 11-7 Veneta, Oregon

12-14 Athena Caledonian Games, Athena, Oregon

16 Frontier Regional 911 Board 1:30

16 Tri-County Community Corrections Board 3:30 Gilliam County

16 Wasco City Council 7 City Hall

17 Sherman County Court 9

20 Starry Night at the Museum – Maryhill Museum of Art

20-21 Maryhill Museum: Free Admission for Sherman County

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

AUGUST

1 Sherman County Fair Board 7

1-5 Deschutes County Fair

3 Farmers Market 10-4 Moro

5 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10-12 Sherman

5-9 Sherman 4-H Kids Drama Day Camp, Sherman County School

5 Grass Valley City Council 7

6 Moro City Council 7 City Hall

6-10 Baker County Fair

6-10 Umatilla County Fair

7 Sherman County Court 9

7 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Executive Board Meeting 4

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

7-11 Wheeler County Fair

8-11 Crook County Fair

8-11 Grant County Fair

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

13 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2

13 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3:30

14 Sherman Senior & Community Center Advisory Board 12:30

14 Rufus City Council 7 City Hall

16-18 Equine Mania LLC Summer Escape (541) 980-7394

20-25 Sherman County Fair

21 Cattle Sorting Competition at the Sherman County Fair

31 Rummage Sale 10-3 Wasco School Events Center


 

Sherman County eNews #162

CONTENTS

  1. Ceremony for the Disposal of Unserviceable Flags, Flag Day, June 14

  2. Letter to the Editor: Kids, School and Community

  3. Approved Sherman County Court Minutes Now Online

  4. Caregiver Job Fair – “Be A Rising Star” – June 18

  5. Don’t blame children. Blame those who failed to discipline them.

  6. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do


“It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives.” —John Adams (1756)


1.Ceremony for the Disposal of Unserviceable Flags, Flag Day, June 14

American flag1

Ceremony for the

Disposal of

Unserviceable Flags

Friday, June 14th ~ Flag Day

Klickitat County

Court House Lawn @ 5:15 PM


2. Letter to the Editor: Kids, School and Community

pencil.sharpLetter to the Editor and Sherman County Community,

Just wanted to thank everyone for voting this past month in our county elections.  I received enough votes to win position 5 on the Sherman County School Board.  Just got the letter from the county clerk’s office.  I will do my best to serve the kids, our school and community.  Thanks again everyone.

Paul Bish

Wasco


3. Approved Sherman County Court Minutes Now Online

Approved Sherman County Court minutes for the April 17, 2019, Regular Session, April 19, 2019 Work Session, April 24, 2019 Special Session, May 5, 2019, and May 15, 2019 Work Session are now available in the Archive of County Court Meeting Minutes https://www.co.sherman.or.us/county-meeting-minutes-archive/


4. Caregiver Job Fair – “Be A Rising Star” – June 18

“BE A RISING STAR”
CAREGIVER JOB FAIR

Adult Foster Home / New Career
“Start Your Own In-Home Business”
Adult Foster Home
Resident Manager, Shift Caregiver
& Substitute Caregivers
Homecare Worker / In-Home Caregiving

PROCESSING APPLICATIONS & BACKGROUND CHECKS
INFORMATIONAL TABLES
FOR YOUR SUPPORT & KNOWLEDGE

June 18, 2019 10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
AGING & PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
3641 KLINDT DR. THE DALLES FOR INFORMATION CALL
ADULT FOSTER HOME LICENSOR
YULANDA OWEN 541-506-3536

Refreshments Provided


5. Don’t blame children. Blame those who failed to discipline them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once observed, “Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.” Although children doubtless do not recognize it at the time, they crave discipline, particularly during their formative years. Discipline defines boundaries for them, provides security, and is an active expression of a parent’s love. Most important, it prepares them for the challenges of adulthood. If your childhood was less than perfect, you are in good company. Most of us have experienced difficulties at one time or another, and we all make mistakes from time to time. The good news is that while your environment as a child will have a profound influence upon the person you become, it is not the sole determinant. The person you choose to be is entirely up to you. Only you can decide who and what you will become in life. ~The Napoleon Hill Foundation


6. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

bird.owl.limbGovernor signs bill to change the way Oregon helps choose the president

Oregon’s Minimum Wage Increases July 1, 2019

The Patriot Post, America’s News Digest

The Federalist

New Commemorative Stamp to Honor Former President George H. W. Bush

Opinion: What are the chances that America’s disunion turns into Civil War?

CAIR ‘Demands’ US Army War College Cancel Lecture on Islamic History

Poll: voters like Green New Deal until they see the price tag