Sherman County eNews #255

CONTENTS

  1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

  2. CLASSIFIEDS

  3. CALENDAR


1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

God’s Got This
church.family1In Acts chapter 9 we read about the salvation of the apostle Paul (Saul). He was a fierce opponent of the early followers of Jesus and had gone to extremes to have them arrested and even put to death. While traveling 135 miles to Damascus, Saul was stopped in his tracks by a light from heaven with Jesus speaking to him asking him why he (Saul) was persecuting Him (Jesus). Saul was then instructed to go to Damascus to wait for further instruction. Being blinded he was led into the city where he waited three days, praying while not eating or drinking.

As Saul was waiting, God also prepared Ananias who was being sent to this notorious opponent. The details given to Ananias in a vision were very specific, even to the point of him being told that Saul also had a vision that Ananias, by name, would come to him. As specific as the instruction was, Ananias still responded with a “but,” fearing that Saul may actually be given access to them to further their persecution. Jesus responded to Ananias with, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel…”

Ananias had a choice. He could disregard the instruction from God and live in fear of Saul, or he could listen and go, trusting Jesus to do as He said. Ananias went and became the one blessed to lay hands on this most famous apostle to the Gentile world.

God may not speak to us through visions as was done with Saul and Ananias, but every day we have choices to make as we seek His leading in the varied situations of our lives. The encouragement for all of us is to trust His leading on our hearts and in the situations laid before us, and obediently go forward to see what He does knowing God has it under control.

Joe Burgess
Pastor, First Baptist Grass Valley


2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)  

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glasses1CLASSIFIED 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. 

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THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

ThankYou1EDITOR’S NOTE. The nicest THANK YOU note came our way from Louise Palermo, Curator of Education at Maryhill Museum of Art, and it must be shared! She wrote, “I just wanted to thank Sherman County for bringing students to Maryhill Museum yesterday. They were so wonderful and we enjoyed having them. Other visitors remarked repeatedly at the well behaved students… yours!! Thank you!”

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:

AN AFTERNOON OF SHERMAN COUNTY TALENT: 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. 10/11

GRASS VALLEY PAVILION. The 8th Max Nogle Dinner-Auction-Dance will be held at the Grass Valley Pavilion on Saturday, November 16 beginning at 5 pm. Proceeds will go toward continuing improvements to the pavilion. Come and enjoy an evening of good food and fun. AND get a look at the upgraded kitchen!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

“Being a trustholder of the community means serving as would a good steward. The good steward views the community as a gift from previous generations, but a gift with strings attached. One is obligated to pass the gift to future generations in a better state than that in which it was received…. The community is both our inheritance and our legacy.” ~National Association of Community Leadership, Taking Leadership to Heart (1996)

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 info@shermanmuseum.org with subject line FTR Story. ~Sherman County Historical Society

EMPLOYMENT:

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS. Mid Columbia Bus Company Seeks Bus Drivers. 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 ShafferRecruiter | OFFICE: (541) 303-5093 | Email: amberlena@MidCoBus.com  | Website: www.MidCoBus.com

SERVICES:

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

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION:

FOR SALE:

HOUSE. 1400 SQ Foot 3 bedroom 2 full bath; Remolded bathrooms, Heat Pump, Wood Stove; Located in the City of Grass Valley. Please call Judy 928-851-2340 or 541-370-2454. 10/11

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:  

sign.freeFREE:

Freestanding basketball goal (it could use a new net but has one and works just fine). It’s heavy as the bottom is weighted, of course.  Free – You haul and it’s yours.  Call Jeanne at 541-714-5740.10/25

Antique Sewing Machine in original wood cabinet – unusual Craftsman style cabibet- great shape I believe it is from the early 1900’s, original book and accessory box included. It’s heavy – you arrange to pick it up and it’s yours- originally from a local Sherman county resident.  Call Jeanne 541-714-5740. 10/25

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

Halloween.scare.sunOCTOBER

14 COLUMBUS DAY

14 Sherman County School Board Meeting 7

15 Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators’ Meeting 12 China Gorge, Hood River

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

16 American Red Cross Blood Drive 9:30-2:30 Sherman County School

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

25 Trunk or Treat 6-7 Senior Center Parking Lot, Moro

28 Sherman County Photography Club 6 OSU Extension Bldg., Moro

31 HALLOWEEN 

flag.starsNOVEMBER

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

6-10 American Agri-Women Convention in Tigard

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

16 8th Annual Max Nogle Dinner, Auction, Dance 5 Grass Valley Pavilion

19-21 Association of Oregon Counties Annual Conference

20 Sherman County Court 9

28 THANKSGIVING DAY

StarYellowDECEMBER

2 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10-12 Sherman County

2 Grass Valley City Council 7

3 Moro City Council 7

4 Sherman County Court 9

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

5 Sherman County Fair Board 7

5-14 National Rodeo Finals, Las Vegas, Nevada

9 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10

10 Sherman County Watershed Council

10 Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District

10 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3

11 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory 12:30

11 Rufus City Council 7

12 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board 4 White Salmon

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

23-31 Sherman County School Christmas Break

25 CHRISTMAS

31 NEW YEAR’S EVE


 

Sherman County eNews #254

CONTENTS

  1. Sherman County School District Hall of Honor & Special Presentation, Oct. 19

  2. American Red Cross Blood Drive at Sherman County School, Oct. 16

  3. Communications Award to Cindy Brown of Sherman County Extension

  4. Stitches & Stories: Discoveries from the Oregon Quilt Project

  5. Oregon Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference, Nov. 15-17

  6. The Perspective of Time

  7. A Methodist Manuscript, 1860-1957

  8. Wasco County Historical Society Presents Susan Buce and The Umatilla House, Oct. 20

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


1. Sherman County School District Hall of Honor & Special Presentation, Oct. 19

Sherman County School District

Hall of Honor

and

a special presentation:

From One-Room Schools to One Campus

The Sherman County School District will be celebrating the induction of four individuals and one team into the Sherman County School District Hall of Honor at a reception in the Event Center that will begin at 5:30 p.m. on October 19, 2019. There will also be a special presentation and celebration of 151 years of education in Sherman County (From One-Room Schools to One Campus).

The Booster Club will be serving a Tri-Tip dinner between 5:30-6:15 p.m. and designated speakers will be sharing memories of each honoree beginning at 6:00 p.m. The public is welcome to join the celebration at 5:30 p.m.

Please join us for the $12.00 fundraising dinner to support the Booster Club as we honor all Hall of Honor Inductees. Dinner tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 541-565-3500 or at the door.

The 2019 inductees include United States Military Academy Graduate and Captain Deron R. Kaseberg, former State FFA President and OSU College of Agricultural Sciences Hall of Fame Member Michael S. Macnab, Teacher and State Champion Coach Ron Townsend, the first female Sherman County Superintendent Grace Zevely (Posthumously), and the 1989 1A State Champion Football Team.

The purpose of the Hall of Honor is to formally recognize outstanding contributions to the heritage and tradition of the Sherman County School District.  It is the intent of this Hall of Honor to recognize and preserve the memory of students, teachers, athletes, teams, coaches, boosters, and others whose achievements and support have brought recognition and honor to the Sherman County School District.

For information regarding the Hall of Honor or to nominate a candidate for future induction, please visit http://www.shermancountyschooldistrict.weebly.com and click on the Hall of Honor tab.  For questions, email Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us.

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2. American Red Cross Blood Drive at Sherman County School, Oct. 16

American Red Cross Blood Drive
At Sherman County School
Wednesday, October 16th
9:30 am to 2:30 PM
Red Cross logo
If you would like to donate blood, please use the link below to schedule your appointment.
https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?order=DATE&range=10&zipSponsor=97039

According to the American Red Cross website:
One donation of blood can potentially save 3 lives.
Every 2 seconds someone in the US needs blood.
Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U.S.
Blood and platelets cannot be manufactured; they can only come from volunteer donors.


3. Communications Award to Cindy Brown of Sherman County Extension

Cindy Brown of Oregon State University Sherman County Extension was selected as the 1st Place Western Region Winner for a Communications Written Press Release at the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences conference in Hershey PA.  The award was accepted on her behalf by OSU Extension attendees. Her article titled “Picky Eaters? Eat Your Peas, Louise” ran in The Dalles Chronicle’s Extension Cord column April 2018.  Brown is a 4-H Youth Development & Healthy Living Educator serving Sherman County.


4. Stitches & Stories: Discoveries from the Oregon Quilt Project

An Exhibit at the Willamette Heritage Center.

Sept. 27-Dec. 23, 2019

The Sherman County Centennial Celebration Quilt is featured among other Oregon Quilts!

Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill Street SE, Suite 200, Salem, OR 97301

info@willametteheritage.org

~Sherman County Historical Society & Museum


5. Oregon Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference, Nov. 15-17

Register for the Oregon Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference, Nov. 15-17 in Portland.

Young farmers, ranchers, and others interested in agriculture are encouraged to register for the 2019 Oregon Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Leadership Conference, set for Nov. 15-17 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel.

Open to Farm Bureau members ages 16 through 35 (as of Jan. 1, 2019), the conference is geared toward young people interested in improving their leadership and communication skills, learning about the most important issues impacting Oregon’s agriculture community, gaining business tips from experts, networking with peers, and having fun!

“Last year’s conference was a huge success with nearly 100 attendees,” said Jenny Freeborn, chair of the Oregon Farm Bureau YF&R Committee. “The conference is a great opportunity for young people to learn about different aspects of agriculture and have a great time with new and old friends.”

To get the reduced rate for lodging, hotel reservations must be made by Oct. 28 — and the $50 conference registration fee is due by Nov. 7 (fee includes dinner on Friday and Saturday and lunch on Saturday).

Find the registration form and hotel information at OregonFB.org/yfrconference.

For more information, email yfr@oregonfb.org or call Jacon Taylor at 541.589.9694.


6. The Perspective of Time

The search for happiness seems to have been around as long as there have been sentient beings on the planet. Now, the definition of happiness has a tendency to be different from person to person, culture to culture. The ancient Greeks went so far as to put “happiness” into four distinct levels. But do you realize that, ultimately, you are in control of your own happiness?

Philosophers and poets have brought forth their ideas on happiness and fulfillment. Brain scientists have researched and tested how the brain processes subjective and objective feelings of happiness and the effects on brain chemistry. And psychologists have long studied the effects of happiness on human decision-making. (Check out Dr. Martin Seligman’s outstanding work on Optimism and Pessimism.)

Another such study proposes that how human beings perceive Time has a lot to do with their level of happiness. It suggests that directing one’s focus onto the present and future can make people happier, healthier and lead to better relationships. This method, if you will, is called the Time Perspective Therapy and involves figuring out which of six different outlooks best describes each individual.

The best profile to have: a blend of high past-positive, a moderately high level of future orientation and a moderate level of present hedonism. In other words, you like your past, you work for the future (but not so much as to be a workaholic) and choose when to seek pleasure in the present.

Choosing to focus on the positives from your past, actively setting goals for the future, and enjoying each day as the gift that it is, provides a well-rounded and, most likely, happy life. The study cited above provides guidelines of where you are right now, and areas in which you might grow. The decision of what to do or not do, however, is entirely up to you. It always has been. ~The Pacific Institute


7. A Methodist Manuscript, 1860-1957

A Partial Tabulation of Methodists in Sherman County, Oregon, and Antelope, Wasco County, Oregon, 1860-1957, a 148-page manuscript compiled by Sherry Kaseberg, Wasco, Oregon, with Chris Sanders, Kettle Falls, Washington, and Mark Fields, Salem, Oregon, will be placed in regional church and historical archives and libraries. It will be of interest to church, local history and family historians.

Section One presents the text of a small booklet, Gleanings of the History of Sherman County Methodists, that was Kaseberg’s contribution to a 1977 Christmas bazaar at the Wasco United Methodist Church. Her transcription of circuit and church records includes a general history of this church, membership rolls and marriages.

Section Two comprises records transcribed in 1977 that were not included in Gleanings: lists of church probationers, marriages, baptisms and funerals for Wasco, Spaulding Chapel, Moro, Grass Valley and Antelope Methodist congregations.

Section Three consists of related information, the result of collaborative research. Kaseberg’s 1965 Wasco Methodist Cemetery survey with supplementary notes, lists of Methodist ministers and obituaries for the Wasco, Moro, Grass Valley, Rutledge, Grant, Rufus and Antelope congregations are included. Sanders’ transcriptions of obituaries from microfilmed Sherman County newspapers are posted online at  http://shermancountyoregon.com.


8. Wasco County Historical Society Presents The Umatilla House, Oct. 20

The public is invited to attend Wasco County Historical Society’s Annual Meeting Sunday afternoon beginning at 12:30 p.m., October 20th, in the Historic IOOF Building, 423 E. 2nd St., The Dalles. To make your luncheon reservation, $15 per person, please contact 541-296-8400 by Thursday, the 17th. The business portion will include the collection of annual dues beginning at the $25 level, the election of officers, and review of the past year. The program presented by Susan Buce, Collections Registrar at the Discovery Center & Museum, will feature “The Famous Umatilla House”, 1857-1930.  Located in downtown The Dalles, it was considered to be the finest hotel west of Chicago and north of San Francisco.  It was a dining experience at its best!


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

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