1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS
God’s Got This
In 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.
Pastor, First Baptist Grass Valley
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. We encourage letters to the Editor that focus on ideas and opinions about public issues and events rather than personalities or private matters. We reserve the right to change policies at any time and to reject or edit any Letter to the Editor.
- Keep it short, no longer than 350 words.
- Keep it simple with one or two clear points. No attachments.
- Keep it fresh with no more than one letter per writer per month.
- Keep it civilized, in good taste and free from libel.
- Keep it relevant; focus on a local event, previous letter or issues of general concern – not personalities.
- Letters must be signed, name and town. Anonymous letters will not be posted.
- Please submit Letters to the Editor by using the Submit News page.
THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:
EDITOR’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
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!
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line FTR Story. ~Sherman County Historical Society
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
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
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:
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:
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
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
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
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
31 NEW YEAR’S EVE