Sherman County eNews #281






God Does Not Discriminate

church.family1In Acts chapter 10 Peter, as a Jew who had been chosen by Jesus and blessed to know Him as the Son of God Messiah or Savior and Lord sent by God the Father and then to be chosen by Him as an apostle sent to build and tend to His church, Peter came to realize that God’s blessing was for more than the Jews. Up to this point in the history of the Jews they did not associate with Gentiles or non-Jews and considered them unclean as they ate things that the Jews were forbidden to eat, and they did not live as did the Jews. There were exceptions, but in those exceptions, it was either because of servitude in captivity or someone voluntarily converting to Judaism and observing the traditions of the Jews.

So, when the church began (after the resurrection and ascension of Jesus), the good news or gospel was proclaimed to the Jews. But as persecution increased because of their following Jesus, these early believers were dispersed. In that dispersion the good news of salvation in Jesus spread to the non-Jewish world. It was in this context that a Roman officer who had come to follow the God of the Jews had been praying and in a vision was told to go find Peter because Peter had a message for them. At the same time Peter was having a vision in which he was told that he could eat of all of the animals because what God had made clean, no man was to declare unclean.

Peter went with them back to Cornelius’ home where he was told that he had a message for them. He then realized this his own vision was about more than dietary laws. God was reaching out to all of man. As Peter declared in Acts 10:34-35, he realized that God does not show partiality. “Jesus is Lord of ALL.”

We can learn a lot about the love of God that took men like Peter beyond the social boundaries that had constrained him for so long as we understand that all men are created by God, loved by Him, and are afforded the opportunity to the same relationship with Him.

Joe Burgess
Pastor, Kent Baptist Church

2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)


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THANK YOU! The Sherman County Prevention Department would like to recognize the members of the Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition.  Thank you for your passion and dedication to the work we do!

Amber DeGrange, Chair

Ashley Danielson

Cindy Brown

Brad Lohrey

Joan Bird

Jennifer Hale

Mike Somnis

Nadja McConville

Shawn Payne

Natasha Sandquist

Mary Ann Wren

North Central Public Health representatives

Mid-Columbia Center for Living, Shira Skybinskyy and Dan Hoffman.

If you are interested in being part of the team, please contact Amy Asher @ 541-565-5036 or and don’t forget to follow the Prevention Facebook page for factual information and events.



SHERMAN COUNTY FAIR Christmas Bazaar and Christmas Tree Sale 10-3:30 Sherman County School on December 7th. 

SHERMAN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM. Christmas shopping at The Museum Store and Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day displays December 7 10-3. No admission fee. Brand new items just for the Christmas Sale plus all your year-round favorites. 10% Discount for Sherman County Historical Society members. Got a history buff on your list? MUSEUM MEMBERSHIPS MAKE GREAT GIFTS! 

GRASS VALLEY PAVILION. Country Christmas Bazaar 10-2 on December 7th at the Grass Valley Pavilion.




See Classifieds in The Times-Journal.

INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT Sherman County School District, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, Oregon 97039. Temporary Instructional Assistant for the 2019-20 School Year  | Posting  Sherman County School is seeking a Temporary .94 FTE highly qualified Instructional Assistant candidate with preferred previous experience working in an educational setting. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the school administration to support activities as assigned.  This position will start on or close to November 12.  This is a temporary position for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Criminal record check and pre-employment drug screening required. For information and application materials please email or call Wes Owens at or 541-565-3500.   Application Method/Materials Required Please submit a letter of interest, application (available from the school district), resume, and letters of recommendation if you are interested in the position to:

Wes Owens, Superintendent, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, Oregon 97039

(541) 565-3500

This position will remain open until filled. Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Shaffer, Recruiter   | OFFICE: (541) 303-5093Email:  Website:






KITCHEN AID MIXER. Kitchen Aid Professional Mixer KP2671X  6 Qt 525 watt. includes Burnished Flat Beater, Burnished Dough Hook and Professional Wire Whip. Used 4X asking $200 / best bid. Call 541-442-8572 Nancy 12/27 

DEHYDRATOR, JERKY MAKER. New still in the box never opened, Nesco Dehydrator & Jerky Maker FD-60 with 4 trays. asking $45 / best bid. Call 541-442-8572 Nancy 12/27 




ROOMS FOR RENT. 2 rooms for rent at the Just us Inn in Wasco. Completely furnished with internet and cable TV.  Room 7 private entrance private bathroom two bedroom single bed and king size in Main. Use of common areas Kitchen and TV area.  — 1 queen size bedroom with shared bath on second floor. Use of common areas TV room and kitchen. Please contact Ron at 503 – 957 – 6114. 11/29



FOUND: WIG. Halloween wig. Location found- Grass Valley. Call or Text Jeanne at 541-714-5740 to identify and claim. 


3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)



13-16 Tri-State Grain Convention, Spokane

15-17 Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference, Portland

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

17 Antelope Community Harvest Dinner 2-4 Antelope Community Center

19 Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators 12 Portage Grill

19-21 Association of Oregon Counties Annual Conference

20 Sherman County Court 9

21 National Rural Health Day

21 Gilliam County Historical Society Board Meeting 5:45 Condon

21-23 Oregon Cattleman’s Association Convention, Bend

23 Condon’s Fall Festival

23 Moro Community Presbyterian Church Thanksgiving Dinner 5



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 North Central Livestock Association, Riverside, Maupin

5-14 National Rodeo Finals, Las Vegas, Nevada

7 Country Christmas Bazaar 10-2 Grass Valley Pavilion

7 Christmas Shopping at The Museum Store 10-3 Moro

7 Christmas Bazaar and Christmas Tree Sale 10-3:30 Sherman Co. School

7-8 Cascade Singers Present “A Parker-Shaw Christmas”

9 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10

10 Sherman County Watershed Council Board Meeting 8

10 Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District 8:30

10 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3

10-12 Oregon Farm Bureau Convention, Gleneden Beach

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

17 Wasco City Council 7

18 Sherman County Court 9

23-31 Sherman County School Christmas Break




2 Sherman County Fair Board Meeting 7

6 Grass Valley City Council 7

7 Moro City Council 7

8 Rufus City Council 7

8 Sherman Senior Center Advisory 12:30

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