Sherman County eNews #250

CONTENTS

  1. Public Meeting Notice. Wasco School Events Center, Oct. 9

  2. Mid Columbia Bus Company Seeks Bus Drivers

  3. Sherman County Court Minutes Archived Online, Sept. 18

  4. Non-profit Organization Seeks Volunteers for High School Exchange Students

  5. Phelps – d’Autremont Pipe Organ Restoration Concert Celebration, Oct. 20

  6. The Power of Women in Community Film and Panel, Oct. 17

  7. Sherman County Emergency Services September Activity Report


1. Public Meeting Notice. Wasco School Events Center, Oct. 9

The Wasco School Events Center Board of Directors will hold a meeting on October 9th, 2019, 6p.m at the WSEC, 903 Barnett Street. The public is welcome!


2. Mid Columbia Bus Company Seeks Bus Drivers

HELP GILLIAM AND SHERMAN COUNTY STUDENTS SUCCEED

Do you know someone with time to spare, who loves to drive, and help others? Refer them to Mid Columbia Bus Company! Once the person you refer becomes certified and drives a full route for at least 30 days, we will donate $1000.00 to a school organization of your choice.

What we offer:

  • $13.60 an hour
  • $500 Sign on bonus
  • Paid training
  • Flexible schedule
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Medical Plan
  • 401 K

… And more!

Qualifications:

  • Pass a criminal history check
  • Have a good driving record
  • Have a valid Oregon driver’s license
  • Ability to obtain Class B CDL with training

Contact Mid Columbia Bus Company and tell us where to make a donation today:

Amberlena Shaffer, Recruiter

OFFICE: (541) 303-5093

Email: amberlena@MidCoBus.com

Website: www.MidCoBus.com


3. Notice. Sherman County Court Minutes Archived Online, Sept. 18

Approved minutes of the September 18, 2019 Regular Session of the Sherman County Court, 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. Non-profit Organization Seeks Volunteers for High School Exchange Students

ASSE International, a non-profit student exchange program, is seeking volunteers to serve as Area Representatives in your local community. ASSE offers qualified students from around the world, between the age of 15 and 18, the opportunity to spend a high school year or semester in the United States with a host family. The opportunity to study abroad and live with a host family is also offered to our American high school students between 15-18 years old. ASSE’s Area Representatives are the cornerstone of the organization, making all of this possible!

Area Representatives recruit and screen potential host families, supervise the exchange students in their community, organize activities with the students throughout the year and provide support to host families, students and schools. Area representatives receive compensation covering their expenses incurred for each student placed and supervised.

Imagine the world of peace and greater understanding. Imagine yourself as part of the solution! Today’s teens are tomorrow’s parents, international business people and possibly even future political leaders! Share your corner of America by helping a foreign teen experience life in your area!

For more information call 800-733-2773, visit us online at www.asse.com or email  asseusawest@asse.com.

Founded by the Swedish National Department of Education, ASSE International (formerly American Scandinavian Student Exchange) is a non-profit, tax-exempt, public benefit organization. ASSE is officially designated as an exchange visitor program by the United States Department of State and cooperates with the Canadian Provincial Ministries of Education.


5. Phelps – d’Autremont Pipe Organ Restoration Concert Celebration, Oct. 20

Zion Lutheran Church in The Dalles is hosting a concert celebrating the restoration of the Phelps – d’Autremont Pipe Organ. Over the past year, the church and the community of The Dalles raised over $11k to fully restore the pipe organ to new condition.

The concert starts at 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church, 101 West 10th Street, Corner of 10th and Union in The Dalles. Performances will be heard from guest organist Heidi Kohne, as well as The Dalles pianist Barbara Haren and current Zion Lutheran Church organist Garry Estep. Kohne is an officer of the American Guild of Organists chapter in Portland. State and municipal dignitaries will be in attendance. A reception will be held following the concert in the newly renovated Sawyer Fellowship Hall.

Admission is free, and there is a “quiet room” available for small children.

The Phelps – d’Autremont pipe organ, the newest of five well-maintained pipe organs in The Dalles, boasts 23 ranks (sets of pipes) with a total of 1,136 pipes. The console has two keyboards, full pedal board, and 18 stops. The pipes, wind chests, and console were designed and constructed by Lawrence Phelps and Associates of Erie, Pennsylvania, and installed by D’Autrey Organ Builders of Portland, Oregon. Manufacture started in 1973 and was completed in 1976.

Restoration work, performed by internationally known pipe organ craftsman Frans Bosman from the town of Mosier, OR, included: adjustment of console key and pedalboard electronics; removal, cleaning, and replacement, tuning and voicing of all pipes; adjustment, cleaning, and lubrication of all wind chests, mechanisms, and motors; and replacement of stop draw knobs, including allowance for expansion of the pipe organ.

For more information contact Garry Estep at estepgarry@gmail.com .


6. The Power of Women in Community: Film and Panel, Oct. 17

On October 17, the Gorge Technology Alliance and Gorge Women in STEM invite the community to a film and panel discussion on how predominantly-male industries can support women in the workplace. The event will bring filmmaker Jennifer Cloer to share Episode 2 of the Chasing Grace Project as an encore from her screening of Episode 1 in the Gorge in 2018. While Episode 1 focused on the difference in pay between women and men in similar positions, Episode 2 explores the progress that women working in the male-dominated tech industry are making and the rise of communities of support.

Following the short film, a panel of businesses and women-centered initiatives will share experiences and offer best practices for businesses to take away. The event is Thursday, October 17, at Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with desserts and the program starts around 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 cash at the door or online at crgta.org/events. Sponsors include Google, NW Natural and the Tech Association of Oregon.

The Gorge Tech Alliance (GTA) is the regional tech industry association that supports, connects and develops the technology community of the Columbia River Gorge with networking and educational events, business support and promotion, workforce development and STEM education. Gorge Women in STEM is an initiative of the GTA dedicated to connecting and supporting women working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math in the Gorge. Contact Jessica Metta, Executive Director, at 541-296-2266, jessica@crgta.org or learn more at crgta.org.


7. Sherman County Emergency Services September Activity Report

~Shawn Payne, Sherman County Emergency Services

Sherman County Ambulance

September 2019 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
       
9-01 1:55 PM Ankle Injury Oregon Raceway Park in Grass Valley
9-02 9:43 AM Weakness Wasco
9-05 4:07 PM Chest Pain Kent
9-07 11:47 AM Illness Wasco
9-07 2:01 PM Fall Injury Deschutes River Access Road
9-07 5:01 PM Head Injury Wasco
9-07 6:18 PM Possible Suicidal Female Rufus
9-07 7:10 PM Possible Broken Ankle Grass Valley
9-10 9:12 AM High Blood Pressure Moro
9-15 9:08 PM Unresponsive Male Pilot in Biggs
9-16 10:43 AM Difficulty Swallowing Wasco
9-17 2:32 PM Medical Condition Wasco
9-18 9:48 AM Motor Vehicle Crash Old Hwy 30  1 Mile West of Rufus
9-18 10:15 AM Facial and Neck Swelling Wasco
9-21 2:45 PM Motor Cycle Crash Oregon Raceway Park in Grass Valley
9-22 11:52 AM Medical Alert Moro
9-22 6:20 PM Motor Vehicle Crash US 97  MP# 52 (Mutual Aid)
9-23 8:11 AM Motor Vehicle Crash – Rollover US 97  MP# 4
9-24 6:34 PM Chest Pain Grass Valley
9-26 7:37 PM Chest Pain Rufus
9-27 12:19 PM Breathing Difficulty Biggs Jct.
9-27 3:15 PM Football Standby Sherman County School
9-27 6:45 PM Football Standby Sherman County School
9-28 12:55 PM Breathing Problem Rufus
9-28 8:59 PM Motor Vehicle Crash I-84  MP# 110
9-30 1:51 PM Side Pain Wasco

 

North Sherman County RFPD

September 2019 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
       
9-02 9:47 AM Ambulance Assist Wasco
9-07 11:56 AM Ambulance Assist Wasco
9-07 2:05 PM Ambulance Assist Deschutes River Access Road
9-07 5:01 PM Ambulance Assist Wasco
9-11 4:03 AM Hazardous Spill Shell Station in Biggs
9-19 6:31 PM Vehicle Fire I-84  MP# 112
9-23 8:11 AM Motor Vehicle Crash US 97  MP# 3
9-26 7:44 PM Ambulance Assist Giles French Park in Rufus
9-28 1:03 PM Ambulance Assist Rufus
9-28 8:59 PM Motor Vehicle Crash I-84  MP# 110
9-30 1:56 PM Ambulance Assist Wasco

 

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