Sherman County eNews #183






church.family1The Hope of Perfect Health

Acts chapter 3 tells us of a forty-year-old man being healed who had been lame and unable to walk from birth. He was well-known in Jerusalem because he had asked for help at the temple gates for years. So, you can imagine the excitement that burst forth when people saw him leaping and dancing before their very eyes.

When the apostles Peter and John approached the temple gate, they stopped to respond to this man’s plea. Peter told the man that they had no silver or gold to give him, but what he did have he would. With that he told the man in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene to “WALK!” Then immediately Peter reached down and grabbed the man, and as the man was being pulled to his feet, his ankles were strengthened such that he could do the very thing that amazed the masses.

Peter then challenged the gathered crowd to repent or change their minds about Jesus, speaking of the example of the man…. “And on the basis of faith in His name, it is the name of Jesus which has strengthened this man whom you see and know; and the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect health in the presence of you all.” (Acts 3:16, NASB95) The “perfect health” spoken of was not found in his new-found physical condition, but in his being eternally made whole by faith in Jesus who had done both.

In this life everything fades. But when something happens to us or someone we love, many find themselves challenged to their very core and struggle in knowing where to turn. But in Christ we have great hope. Our God can and does heal according to His perfect will, but more than that He has promised to all who believe through His Son eternal wellness or perfect health that goes far beyond our temporary. God is good. He is our help, and He will not fail. (See 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

Joe Burgess
Pastor, First Baptist Church, Grass Valley

2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected) 

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




Participate in the process of your community and country. One person can make a difference. Take a stand. Do something about it. Look hard at your larger community–it may need your specific participation. –Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey 


Assistant Child Care Provider: Part-time position available at ABC Huskies Child Care in Wasco. Experience preferred but will train. Must be a team player, child oriented and able to work flexible hours. For application and further details: 541-442-5024, email . Employment Application is available on our website at . 7/26
JUVENILE DETENTION OFFICER & ON-CALL OFFICERS. Great opportunity to gain experience in the field or build a resume! NORCOR Juvenile Detention is seeking to hire a Detention Officer and On-Call Detention Officers.   Applicants must work with diverse groups of youth ages 12-17 years in a secure facility. Professional workplace behaviors required. The on-call position is relief and does not guarantee any hours, can be up to 18 hours weekly.  Criminal record may disqualify. Must have driver’s license, pass background, drug, physical and other testing as indicted by the position. Application & full job descriptions available at NORCOR Juvenile Detention Job Opportunities page @  or at NORCOR Juvenile Detention, 211 Webber Street, The Dalles, OR 97048 541-298-1447. 7/26

ODOT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES. The Oregon Department of Transportation is an award-winning organization more than 4,700 employees strong. We are nationally recognized for innovation in environmental considerations, public involvement and customer service, planning and design and more–if it moves, we make it move safer, faster and more efficiently. At ODOT, we have roles in which you can make a difference:

Professional: accountants, auditors, public relations, programmers;

Customer service: field representatives, motor carrier, maintenance;

Environmental: geology, hazardous materials, biology, GIS;

Planning: short- and long-term, local agencies, research and mapping.  7/19

 HELP WANTED. Sherman County Preschool is looking for a capable person(s) to put together equipment before preschool starts in September. Items to be put together are an outdoor play structure and a couple cabinets/shelves. Pay is negotiable, but please be prepared to provide professional references. Contact Carrie Somnis at or (541) 215-0974. 7/12

 TELLER. Bank of Eastern Oregon is now hiring for a Teller at their Condon branch; 30 hours/week, Monday-Friday. Position will also provide coverage to Arlington, Fossil & Moro branches as needed. Valid driver’s license required. Company car provided when travel required to those branches for coverage. Incumbent should have previous cash handling & customer service experience, and be proficient in use of computers; previous banking experience a plus. Successful candidate must pass a pre-employment drug, credit, and background screening. Applicants may apply at , click on Career Opportunities (towards bottom of Home page). Bank of Eastern Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Application closing date: 7-8-2019.   7/12


LAWN CARE. Maria’s Lawn Care. Experienced. Dependable. Reasonable. 541-993-0914.

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. 7/26





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 LABLED 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 | 





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HELP WANTED. Sherman County Preschool is looking for a capable person(s) to put together equipment before preschool starts in September. Items to be put together are an outdoor play structure and a couple cabinets/shelves. Pay is negotiable, but please be prepared to provide professional references. Contact Carrie Somnis at or (541) 215-0974. 7/12

3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)



1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum 10-5 Moro

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

12-15 National Association of Counties Annual Conference, Las Vegas

12-14 Athena Caledonian Games, Athena, Oregon

13 Traffic Jam: a Car Show Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Hood River

14 98th Birthday Ice Cream Social for Eilene & Nita 12:30 Grass Valley

15-18 Food Preservation Day Camp for Kids

16 Frontier Regional 911 Board of Directors Meeting 1:30 Condon

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

16 Wasco City Council 7 City Hall

17 Sherman County Court 9

18 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Board Meeting 10 NORCOR

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 Sherman County Photography Club 6 OSU Extension Bldg., Moro

22 Maryhill Museum Summer Art Institute

24 Gilliam, Sherman, Wheeler Tri-County Courts 10-2 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 


1 Sherman County Fair Board 7

1-5 Deschutes County Fair

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum 10-5 Moro

3 Farmers Market 10-4 Moro

3 CGCC Founders Cup Golf Tournament

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 Wasco City Council 7

20-25 Sherman County Fair

21 Cattle Sorting Competition at the Sherman County Fair

31 Rummage Sale 10-3 Wasco School Events Center

1 Rummage Sale 11-3 Wasco School Events Center

1-30 Sherman County Historical Museum 10-5 Moro


4 All County Prayer Meeting Moro Presbyterian Church social 6:30, prayer 7:00-8:30

5 Sherman County Fair Board 7

7 Farmers Market 10-4 Moro

7 Night on the North Bank, Maryhill Museum’s Annual Benefit Auction

10 Sherman County Watershed Council 8 a.m.

10 Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation Board 8:30

10 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2

10 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3

11 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30

11 Rufus City Council 7

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