1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS
Love, The More Excellent Way
In 1 Corinthians chapter 12 the apostle Paul wrote about how the Holy Spirit supernaturally gifts believers above and beyond whatever skills and talents they might have to accomplish the common good in the church. These gifts are coordinated with ministries overseen by Jesus Christ as Lord in order to accomplish the intended outcomes of the Father. We also see in this chapter the church as a body of diverse members of which none are the same who are to function according to their own abilities for the welfare of the body.
The chapter ends with “…And I show you a still more excellent way.” Then comes chapter 13 which is all about love. It contains a great statement on the value of love, descriptions of love and not love and how love functions. Included are two great statements on what love is–patient and kind. Patience is the putting up with things that might otherwise push our buttons having the meaning of being long-tempered. Kindness has the meaning of showing active goodwill even when the other person is by our standard not deserving. These are love in action, and the framework for this is remembering just how much God has loved us when we were strangers and aliens, living in active disobedience and yet He sent His Son to pay the price required to satisfied the wrath of God and secure our forgiveness.
The greatest gift we can know from God is His great love for us and the best way that we can walk with one another is by demonstrating that love. Everything else will pass away when the Christian steps into eternity, but love endures forever. We read at the end of chapter 13, “But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
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.
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- Please submit Letters to the Editor by using the Submit News page.
THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:
Kudos to Chris and Carrie Kaseberg and their entire crew … Gail Macnab, Jonathan and Kalie Rolfe and the Sherman County Historical Society sponsors for the fundraising gala on the 14th. They thought of everything to provide a memorable afternoon and evening. It is wonderful to see the younger generation volunteering and interested in keeping our museum funded. Thank you, everyone! ~Dorothy Benson, Moro
THANK YOU! The Sherman County Historical Society would like to send out a BIG thank you to all the individuals and businesses that supported “A Night at the Museum” on Saturday, Sept. 14. We could not have asked for a better evening, as the weather was perfect, the food was excellent, the beer and wine were tasty and the venues were great! Thank you also to everyone who donated to the silent and oral auctions and to those who bid on the amazing items. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the continual upkeep of the museum. Again, thank you from the fundraiser committee and the Sherman County Historical Society.
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:
VOLUNTEER FOR QUILTS FOR COPS WORKSHOP. 8 more “Quilts for Cops” needed. 6 officers in Philadelphia and 2 in Oregon. Consider joining us for the Quilts for Cops” workshop here in Wasco on September 21. 9-4:30. $35.00 includes kit/pattern and food. Please pre-register so they know how many kits to bring or send a donation to me, just write check to Quilts for Cops. It costs about $20-25 to send each quilt to the recipient. Carol MacKenzie. PO Box 85 Wasco, Or 97065. 9/20
CHILD CARE PROVIDERS. ABC Huskies Child Care currently has available two (2) full-time and two (2) part-time Assistant Provider positions. Applicants must be able to work flexible hours and experience is preferred but will train. For an application and further details, you may contact Mika at 541-442-5024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Employment application is available on our website at www.abchuskiesdaycare.com. If you love children, this is a great opportunity to work with professional child care providers in a home-like environment! 9/20
SHERMAN COUNTY BUSINESS DIRECTORY https://www.co.sherman.or.us/businesses/
- 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 email@example.com $37.50/year; $47.50 for beyond this area.
- Wheeler County News, P.O. Box 190, Spray, OR 97874 firstname.lastname@example.org | 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 | email@example.com | http://www.goldendalesentinel.com/
- The Oregonian – Delivery. The Dalles Oregonian, P.O. Box 1367, The Dalles, OR 97058; 541-296-3600 firstname.lastname@example.org
- USA TODAY. Home delivery. Contact The Dalles Oregonian, P.O. Box 1367, The Dalles, OR 97058; 541-296-3600 email@example.com
- 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
BOOK. Now available at The Sherman County Museum Store, Jane Kirkpatrick’s brand new book, “One More River to Cross.” $15.99 | Sherman County Historical Museum | Open 10-5 May through October | 541 565 3232. 10/18
LAWN MOWER. Husqvarna 23hp riding lawn mower with 48″ mower deck, only 47 hours and new battery. $1,000 or OBO. Contact: (541) 980-3406. 9/27
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:
OREGON TRAVEL GUIDES. Sherman County Visitor Center at Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro. State and local visitor information.
LOST OR FOUND:
YOUR STORIES. Sherman County: For The Record Calls for Stories: AFS Exchange Students! Editor Gladys Wesley is working on the next issue of Sherman County: For The Record and needs your stories. She would like to receive stories from AFS exchange students about where they were from, their time in Sherman County, life after Sherman County and what they are doing now. She has one from Penny which was on FB and is a good example of what she is looking for. Please send the stories to Gladys at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line FTR Story. ~Sherman County Historical Society
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
20 Football – Condon/Sherman vs. Wheeler/Mitchell Spray @ Spray. 1pm
21 Museum Day: find an Oregon museum to visit for free
21 Sherman High School Class of ‘64 Reunion 6 Sherman School
21 Quilts for Cops Workshop 9-4:30 Wasco School Events Center
23 Hans the Produce Guy 4:30-6 Rufus Market
23 Sherman County Photography Club 6 OSU Extension Bldg Moro
24 Hans the Produce Guy 8-9:30 Wasco Market
24 Hans the Produce Guy 9:45-11:05 Sage Mountain Primitives, Moro
24 Hans the Produce Guy 11:30-12:20 Grass Valley Market
24 Hans the Produce Guy 1-2 Shaniko Wagon Barn
24 Sherman County School Dental Screening
24 Mid-Columbia Community Action Council Meeting 5:30 The Dalles
25 North Central Livestock Association 6 Clock Tower Ales, The Dalles
25-26 Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference, Ontario
26 Association of Oregon Counties District 3 Meeting 10-2 Boardman
27 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 2
27-29 Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree
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
5 Car is King at Maryhill Museum 10-4
7 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation Meeting 10-12
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
15 Frontier Regional 911 Board Meeting 1:30 Condon
15 Tri-County Community Corrections Board Meeting 3:30 Gilliam County
15 Wasco City Council 7
16 Sherman County Court 9
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
23 Tri-County Court Meeting 10-2 Fossil
3 DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS
4 Grass Valley City Council 7
5 ELECTION DAY
5 Moro City Council 7
6 All County Prayer Meeting Kent Baptist Church social 6:30, prayer 7:00-8:30
7 Sherman County Fair Board 7
8 Community Renewable Energy Association (CREA) Board Meeting 10-1
11 VETERANS’ DAY
12 Tri-County Mental Health Board of Directors Meeting 11-2 The Dalles
12 North Central Public Health District Board of Directors Meeting 3 The Dalles
13 Rufus City Council
19-21 Association of Oregon Counties Annual Conference
20 Sherman County Court 9
28 THANKSGIVING DAY