Sherman County eNews #207

CONTENTS

  1. Space Weather: Bright Moon + Jupiter Conjunction, Aug. 8-9

  2. Oregon Zoo’s Pacific Lamprey, Our Ancient Neighbor

  3. Notice. Sherman County Court Approved Minutes Online, July 17

  4. Once We Are Grown


1. Space Weather: Bright Moon + Jupiter Conjunction, Aug. 8-9

StarYellowSpace Weather News for Aug. 8, 2019

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BRIGHT MOON + JUPITER CONJUNCTION: When the sun goes down tonight, step outside and look south. The waxing gibbous Moon is approaching Jupiter for a beautiful conjunction alongside the red giant star Antares. Closest approach is Friday, August 9th. Visit Spaceweather.com for full sky maps and observing tips.


2. Oregon Zoo’s Pacific Lamprey, Our Ancient Neighbor

The Oregon Zoo’s newest residents are also its oldest. Five Pacific lamprey moved into the Cascade Stream building in the Great Northwest area earlier this month, and the ancient fish are making themselves right at home. Older than dinosaurs and even trees, this 400-million-year-old native species is an important part of the history and culture of the Pacific Northwest.  ~Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission


3. Notice. Sherman County Court Approved Minutes Online, July 17

Approved minutes of the July 17, 2019, Sherman County Court Regular Session, are now available in the Archive of County Court Meeting Minutes https://www.co.sherman.or.us/county-meeting-minutes-archive/

~Kristi Brown

Sherman County Court, Deputy Clerk/Temporary Administrative Assistant


4. Once We Are Grown

How big is your container? You do have one, you know. Did you know that the size of your life is roughly the shape of your “container”? It is your idea of what you think you deserve.

Years ago, a farmer brought an amazing pumpkin to a county fair. It was big and orange, in every aspect a perfect pumpkin. But it was the exact size and shape of a two-gallon jug. After it had won a blue ribbon, someone asked the farmer how in the world he had managed to produce such a wonder. He chuckled a bit and said, “Shucks! Wasn’t anything to it! Soon as the blossom started to grow, I just stuck it inside a cider jar and the pumpkin took care of the rest.” (In countries where shelf space in grocery stores is precious commodity, square watermelons started appearing the next year.)

Just like that pumpkin, the shape of your life is determined by the size and shape of the container in which you hold it. That container is made up of your beliefs about what is possible, your expectations of what will happen, and – most of all – your thoughts about yourself and the world you live in.

Many of your beliefs about what is possible for you were put there by someone else when you were just starting to blossom. What would your life look like if you were able to let yourself grow without the limits of other people’s ideas about you? Children are often forced to shrink to fit the size of their parents’ containers by adults who don’t know any better. The good news is that, unlike our two-gallon pumpkin or square watermelons, once we are “grown” we still have the choice – and the chance – to grow some more and be different.

Take a look at your beliefs – where they came from and how they limit you. Then, make some choices for yourself based on how big you want your mind and spirit to grow. We all have a lot to offer this world, and it would be a waste of precious talents to hold ourselves to the size of a two-gallon jug. ~The Pacific Institute


 

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Sherman County eNews #206

CONTENTS

  1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

  2. CLASSIFIEDS

  3. CALENDAR


1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

Go, Stand and Speak

church.family1In Kent and Grass Valley we have been working through the book of Acts. In the early chapters Luke moves back and forth between glimpses inside the new and quickly growing body of believers that we know as the church and snapshots outside where the Spirit is working miraculous things as people are being healed and hearing the whole message of salvation in Christ in response. But as the message spread, the leadership in the temple began to feel threatened, not because of any signs of uprising, but because the apostles were gaining favor in the sight of the people and responding by belief in Christ. The leadership, we read, had become jealous of what was going on inside the walls they oversaw.

In Acts chapter 4 Peter and Paul were apprehended and commanded by the ruling Council not to speak of Jesus anymore. Then they were threatened and released. In Acts 5, after continuing to speak, all of the apostles were then arrested. Once again after having been released from prison in the middle of the night by a messenger of God and being told to “go, stand and speak” the whole message of Life, and the subsequently then rearrested they were threatened, beaten, and then released (lot more to the story – Acts 5:12-42).

It seems that for fear of the people the ruling Council could not take any significant action yet against these followers of Christ, though things would quickly change. For the time being, their tactic was intimidate to eliminate with the hope that by exercising enough resistance and threat they would give in. The interesting thing in studying these early believers is that even when faced with these things and even death, they responded with respect while always being clear about who they were compelled to serve knowing that their trust and hope was in God and His strong hand. We can trust Him still today.

Joe Burgess

Pastor, First Baptist Grass Valley


2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)

 eNEWS POLICIES:

SPIRITUAL MATTERS. Sherman County eNews reminds … and welcomes the county faith communities’ participation in Spiritual Matters, published on Friday mornings. Your voices are important to our county communities, as are the notices of monthly prayer meetings.

  • 1st Friday: Wasco Church of Christ, Christian & Moro Community Presbyterian
  • 2nd Friday: Grass Valley Baptist & Wasco Catholic
  • 3rd Friday: Baha’i & Kent Baptist
  • 4th Friday: Wasco United Methodist, Rufus Baptist & Grass Valley Catholic
  • 5th Friday [to be determined by the Editor or proposed by a participant] 

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.

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

THANK YOU! While we appreciate your news releases, notices, ads, calendar dates and participation in Spiritual Matters, we strongly recommend your subscription to 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 timesjournal1886@gmail.com $37.50/year; $47.50 for beyond this area.  The Times-Journal is published every Thursday. Deadline is every Monday by 5 PM with the exception of holiday weeks, then it’s the Friday before by 12 noon. Thank you for helping the new publishers meet their press deadline. ~The Editor, Sherman County eNews

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:

WASCO SCHOOL EVENTS CENTER – SHERMAN COUNTY ARTISTS & CRAFTERS! It is not too late sign on as an artist/vendor for the “Wasco School Events Center Presents: An Afternoon of Sherman County Talent.” This fundraiser will be held on Sunday afternoon, October 20th, and will feature local talents sharing their works. We would love to hear from a few more of the talented folks of Sherman County who would like to be a part of this event to show off their works, make contacts with potential customers and even make some sales that day! Contact Melissa Kirkpatrick at WSEC, (541-442-5778) for more information. 8/30

SHERMAN COUNTY FAIR SPONSORSHIPS. We are looking for some sponsors to help the Fair Board provide bounce houses for the youth at Sherman County Fair.  The cost of the houses is $125/ hour.  We were hoping to be able to provide free entertainment for youngsters and bring families to the Sherman County Fair to support our 4-H and FFA. Please contact Kristie Coelsch @ 541-980-9883 or email at coelschk@skyride.net to let us know how much you are willing to sponsor.  We will be announcing sponsors throughout fair week! We thank the sponsors who have already donated, and we thank you for your consideration to support the Sherman County Fair. 8/16

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

EMPLOYMENT: 

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN. City of Wasco is accepting applications for the full-time position of Maintenance Technician. Position requires individual to be responsible for construction, maintenance & repair of the City’s streets, parks, sewer & water systems; operation of equipment and other power tools; able to perform required work as required. Be certified by the State of Oregon as level 1 water distribution & level 1 wastewater collections and treatment operator or be able to obtain certifications within a reasonable time frame. Background & drug test required. Applications and job description can be obtained at City Hall or by calling 541-442-5515. The City of Wasco is an equal opportunity employer.  8/9

SERVICES:

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. 8/30

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION:

 FOR SALE:

SHERMAN COUNTY PLACE NAMES, 4th edition, by Sherry Woods Kaseberg, 2019. A collection of names for Sherman County places, streets and roads compiled in honor of storytellers and record keepers – families, teachers, journalists, professors, photographers, cartographers, geologists, archaeologists, geographers, surveyors, historians, genealogists and keepers of the public records. Spiral binding. Bibliography. Rich in local history, it is of interest to the curious, teachers, genealogists and local government personnel. $25 + $4 shipping. Contact Sherry Kaseberg, 69384 Wheatacres Road, Wasco, Oregon 97065 or sherryk@gorge.net. 8/16

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/ 8/30

FOR RENT OR LEASE:

FREE:

OREGON TRAVEL GUIDES. Sherman County Visitor Center at Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro. State and local visitor information.

ONLINE CALENDAR. GorgeCurrent Weekly Calendar. http://www.gorgecurrent.com/weekly/index.html

LOST OR FOUND: 

WANTED:

SHERMAN COUNTY ARTISTS & CRAFTERS! It is not too late sign on as an artist/vendor for the “Wasco School Events Center Presents: An Afternoon of Sherman County Talent.” This fundraiser will be held on Sunday afternoon, October 20th, and will feature local talents sharing their works. We would love to hear from a few more of the talented folks of Sherman County who would like to be a part of this event to show off their works, make contacts with potential customers and even make some sales that day! Contact Melissa Kirkpatrick at WSEC, (541-442-5778) for more information.


3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

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

wheat.sheaf.combineAUGUST

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

12 Hans the Produce Guy 4:30-6 Rufus Market

12 Sherman County School District Board Meeting 6 Library

12-13 Peak of the Perseid Meteor Showers

13 Hans the Produce Guy 8-9:30 Wasco Market

13 Hans the Produce Guy 9:45-11:05 Sage Mountain Primitives, Moro

13 Hans the Produce Guy 11:30-12:20 Grass Valley Market

13 Hans the Produce Guy 1-2 Shaniko Wagon Barn

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

15 Northern Oregon Corrections Facility Board Meeting 10 NORCOR

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

19 Tri-County Mental Health/Center for Living Board Meeting 11

19 Hans the Produce Guy 4:30-6 Rufus Market

20 Hans the Produce Guy 8-9:30 Wasco Market

20 Hans the Produce Guy 9:45-11:05 Sage Mountain Primitives, Moro

20 Hans the Produce Guy 11:30-12:20 Grass Valley Market

20 Hans the Produce Guy 1-2 Shaniko Wagon Barn

20 Wasco City Council 7

20-25 Sherman County Fair

21 Sherman County Court 9

21 Cattle Sorting Competition at the Sherman County Fair

26 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 11

26 Hans the Produce Guy 4:30-6 Rufus Market

27 Hans the Produce Guy 8-9:30 Wasco Market

27 Hans the Produce Guy 9:45-11:05 Sage Mountain Primitives, Moro

27 Hans the Produce Guy 11:30-12:20 Grass Valley Market

27 Hans the Produce Guy 1-2 Shaniko Wagon Barn

29 Sherman County School Back to School Night 6:30

30-31 Meet and Greet Wasco-Sherman Extension Crops Agent Candidates

31 Rummage Sale 10-3 Wasco School Events Center

31 Painted Hills Festival in Mitchell, Oregon

clock.793SEPTEMBER

1 Rummage Sale 11-3 Wasco School Events Center

2 LABOR DAY

3 Sherman County School 1st Day

4 Sherman County Court 9

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

7 RiverFest: Our Rivers, Our Way of Life 10-4 Columbia Park, Kennewick

9 Sherman County School Board Meeting 7

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

14 Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Meeting 10:30 Discovery Center

17 Wasco City Council 7

18 Sherman County Court 9

20 Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting 10

21 Sherman High School Multi-Class Reunion 501-258-7299

24 Sherman County School Dental Screening

25-26 Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference, Ontario

26 Association of Oregon Counties District 3 Meeting 10-2 Boardman

26 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 4 Hood River

clock.stopwatch.OCTOBER

1 Moro City Council 7

2 Sherman County Court 9

2 All County Prayer Meeting Wasco Church of Christ social 6:30, prayer 7:00-8:30

3 Sherman County Fair Board Meeting 7

5 Farmers Market 10-4 Moro

7 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation Meeting 10-12 Sherman

7 Grass Valley City Council 7 City Hall

8 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2

9 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Board 12:30

9 Rufus City Council 7

9 Sherman County Scholarship Association 5:30 Library

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

14 COLUMBUS DAY

14 Sherman County School Board Meeting 7

19 Sherman County School District Hall of Honor Celebration

20 Afternoon of Sherman County Talent (art show, silent auction) 2-5 Wasco School Events Center

31 HALLOWEEN