Sherman County eNews #296

CONTENTS

  1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

  2. CLASSIFIEDS

  3. CALENDAR


1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

And the Grinch, with his grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling: “How could it be so?
It came without ribbons! It came without tags!
“It came without packages, boxes or bags!”
And he puzzled three hours, `till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!
“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store.
“Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” ~ Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Somehow not only for Christmas
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart’s possessing returns to make you glad.
~ John Greenleaf Whittier


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JOYFUL NEWS!

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR & CHRISTMAS TREE SALE. 10-3:30 December 7th at Sherman County School. Sponsored by Sherman County Fair Board.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING at THE MUSEUM STORE. 10-3 December 7th at Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro with Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day displays. 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! Sponsored by Sherman County Historical Society.  https://www.shermanmuseum.org/store

COUNTRY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. 10-2 December 7th at the Grass Valley Pavilion.

YOUNG LIFE CHRISTIAN OUTREACH. Young Life Christian outreach ministry to teens is coming to Sherman County! In preparation, this past year we’ve taken 5 teens to a ministry weekend in February and 10 teens to camp at the amazing Washington Family Ranch outside Antelope. We’ve got leaders in training, an oversight committee, and are planning to take teens again to a ministry weekend the end of January 2020, and Lord willing, begin “club” outreach activities after that. To support this youth program, go to https://giving.younglife.org/s/ and sign up for single or monthly donations. It’s super easy; make sure to specify Sherman County OR267 as your recipient. You can choose to support operations or camp scholarships. Funds can come from your bank account or via a credit card. THANK YOU for supporting Young Life in Sherman County!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

EMPLOYMENT:

SERVICES:

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR & CHRISTMAS TREE SALE. 10-3:30 December 7th at Sherman County School. Sponsored by Sherman County Fair Board.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING at THE MUSEUM STORE. 10-3 December 7th at Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro with Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day displays. 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! Sponsored by Sherman County Historical Society.

COUNTRY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. 10-2 December 7th at the Grass Valley Pavilion. 

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

NEWSPAPERS

FOR SALE:

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

 FOR RENT OR LEASE:

 FREE:

 LOST OR FOUND: 

WANTED: 

HOUSE CLEANING. Seeking non-employee housekeeper to clean Catholic rectory in Wasco twice a month. Please call Molly Belshe for more information. (541)565-3315. 12/27


3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

LogoShermanCoSchoolSHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT EVENTS CALENDAR https://shermancountyschooldistrict.weebly.com/scsd-event-calendar.html

mittens1DECEMBER

1-31 Decorate the Mitten Tree at Sherman County Public/School Library

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

9 Frontier TeleNet Special Board Meeting 10 via phone

9 Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting 6

10 Sherman County Ambulance Board of Directors Meeting 1800 hrs.

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 Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Steering Committee 8:30 a.m.

11 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory 12:30

11 Wasco School Events Center Board of Directors Meeting 6

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 Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators’ Meeting 12 Hood River

17 Wasco City Council 7

18 Sherman County Court 9

23-31 Sherman County School Christmas Break

24-25 Sherman County Government Holidays

25 CHRISTMAS

27 Sherman County eNews ends 20-year run!

31 NEW YEAR’S EVE

31-Jan. 1 Sherman County Government Holidays

snowman-sunJANUARY

1 First Day Hikes – Oregon State Parks

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

11-13 Columbia River Circuit Rodeo Finals, Yakima, Washington

29 Tri-County Court 11

29 Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting 11:30

FEBRUARY

3 Grass Valley City Council 7

4 Moro City Council 7

6 Sherman County Fair Board 7


 

Sherman County eNews #295

CONTENTS

  1. Sherman County Emergency Services November Activity Report

  2. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Special Meeting, Dec. 9

  3. Wasco School Events Center Board of Directors Meeting, Dec. 11

  4. Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators’ Meeting, Dec. 17

  5. Sherman County Court Approved Minutes, Nov. 6

  6. The Life We Learn With

  7. First Day Hikes Event Returns to State Parks, Jan. 1

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


1. Sherman County Emergency Services November Activity Report

By Shawn Payne, Sherman County Emergency Services

Sherman County Ambulance

November 2019 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
       
11-04 5:58 PM Cardiac Arrest Rufus
11-06 12:25 AM Overdose Wasco
11-09 4:46 AM Sick Person Wasco
11-11 5:49 PM Pedestrian vs Semi Truck I-84  MP# 104
11-13 7:03 AM Chest Pain John Day Dam Worksite
11-14 1:49 AM Fall 3 Rivers Motel in Biggs
11-14 5:32 PM Breathing Problem Wasco
11-15 1:22 PM Chest Pressure US Hwy 97  MP#45
11-17 6:00 AM Cardiac Arrest Grass Valley
11-23 10:04 PM Law Enforcement Staging Moro
11-26 8:02 AM Abdominal Pain Rufus
11-26 6:57 PM Motor Vehicle Crash – Rollover US 97  MP# 35
11-27 11:15 AM Motor Vehicle Crash US 97  MP# 21
11-27 1:19 PM Motor Vehicle Crash – Rollover US 97  MP# 44
11/30 1:27 PM Motor Vehicle Crash – Rollover US 97  MP# 48
       
       

emergencydial911

Moro Fire Department

November 2019 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
       
11/26 6:57 PM Motor Vehicle Crash US 97  MP# 35
11/27 11:13 AM Motor Vehicle Crash US 97  MP# 21

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North Sherman County RFPD

November 2019 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
       
11/04 5:58 PM Medical Assist Rufus
11/11 5:44 PM Pedestrian vs. Semi (Fatal) I-84  MP# 104
11/14 5:32 PM Medical Assist Wasco
11/26 8:11 AM Medical Assist Rufus

2. Notice. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Special Meeting, Dec. 9

The Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors will be holding a special meeting – via telephone – on Monday, December 9th at 10am. The agenda, available online at https://frontiertelenet.com/minutes-and-agendas/, includes Considering Approval of Bakeoven Tower Site Lease Agreement with Day Wireless.

~Elizabeth A. Farrar, Gilliam County Judge (541) 384-3303


3. Notice. Wasco School Events Center Board of Directors Meeting, Dec. 11

The Wasco School Events Center Board of Directors will hold a meeting on December 11th, 2019 at 6pm. The public is welcome to attend! (903 Barnett St.).


4. Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators’ Meeting, Dec. 17

Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators, will meet at noon Tuesday, the 17th, at the Hood River Valley Adult Center.  If not on a “telephone tree”, please contact President Sue Hukari at 541-386-1516 by the Sunday preceding the meeting so as to make your luncheon reservations.  Stephanie Hoppe, Columbia Gorge Community College, will be a special guest.


5. Notice. Sherman County Court Approved Minutes, Nov. 6

Approved minutes of the November 6, 2019, Sherman County Court’s Regular Session, 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


6. The Life We Learn With

Over the years, it’s become somewhat of a cliché to “get in touch with” our inner child. It’s giving ourselves permission to, occasionally, not be an adult. However, we don’t want to ignore who we were, either. Today, let’s talk about the inner child and what it means when it comes to adult growth and development.

All of us have had the experience of being a child, and most of us have no trouble at all being tender and compassionate toward the children we know. But when adults find themselves feeling or behaving in a childish way – if they notice at all – they often react with horror.

It is important to realize that growing up is not a one-way trip. Adults can be childish sometimes, just as children can act very grown up. Sometimes, people who are totally “adult” all the time can be a bit intimidating, can’t they? Perhaps, on a certain level, we can learn to respect that inner child who lives in each of us.

While it is true that growth means trying new things and, in the process, letting go of old things, it doesn’t mean you should despise the self you once were. On the contrary, the child we used to be, and still are in many ways, deserves the same love and compassion we would show any youngster. Childhood is one part of our life that we learn with, and we don’t want to deny the learning we have done. After all, it has gotten us to where we are today.

It is only when we reject our own past, our inner child so to speak, that the specter of self-hatred begins to raise its head, making it much more difficult to let go and move on. By the way, letting go becomes easier when it is done out of self-love and compassion, and because we are on to something better, rather than because our inner parent says we “have to” for our own good. ~The Pacific Institute


7. First Day Hikes Event Returns to State Parks, Jan. 1

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) invites Oregonians outdoors on New Year’s Day for the annual First Day Hikes event. Visitors can choose from 37 hikes in 31 parks across the state. All hikes will be guided by a park ranger or volunteer who will share stories about the park’s history, geology, wildlife and plants.

All hikes are free and day-use parking fees will be waived at all participating parks Jan. 1 only.

Hikers can register for specific hikes online at the Oregon State Parks Store: bit.ly/ParkStoreEvents. While online registration isn’t required for participation, visitors are encouraged to register. It helps park staff plan the hike and provides them with participant contact information should hike details change.

OPRD advises visitors to plan for inclement weather, dress in layers, wear sturdy shoes, bring water and remember to carry binoculars for viewing wildlife.

OPRD has sponsored First Day Hikes annually since 2012, part of a larger national event organized by America’s State Parks.

Participating parks and meeting areas are below. Full details for each hike are also on bit.ly/ParkStoreEvents,

PORTLAND

  • L.L. Stub Stewart State Park: 10 a.m., meet at Clayhill horse staging area.
  • Milo McIver State Park: 10 a.m., meet at the Maple Ridge Trailhead in the Lower Boat Launch parking lot.
  • Tryon Creek State Park: 9 a.m., meet at the nature center.

COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE

  • Deschutes River State Recreation Area: 9 a.m., meet at Oregon Trail kiosk.
  • Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail: 1 p.m., meet at the Mark O. Hatfield East trailhead in the Mossier Twin Tunnels parking lot.

WILLAMETTE VALLEY/CASCADES

  • Champoeg State Heritage Area: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., meet at the visitor center.
  • Dexter State Recreation Site: 9 a.m., meet at the Dexter Disc Golf course.
  • Elijah Bristow State Park: noon, meet at the equestrian parking area for horse riding (bring your own horse.)
  • Silver Falls State Park: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., meet at South Falls Lodge porch.
  • Willamette Mission State Park: 10 a.m., meet at the Wheatland Ferry.

COAST

  • Bullards Beach State Park: 1 p.m., meet at the meeting hall.
  • Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint: noon, meet in the Cape Meares parking lot.
  • Crissey Field State Recreation Site: 11 a.m., meet at the welcome center.
  • Fort Stevens State Park: 10 a.m., meet in the Battery Russell parking lot.
  • Humbug Mountain State Park: 10 a.m., meet at the Humbug Mountain trailhead.
  • Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park: 10 a.m., meet in the group camp parking lot.
  • Oswald West State Park: 8 a.m., meet at the Cape Falcon trailhead.
  • Seal Rock State Recreation Site: 9:30 a.m., meet in the Seal Rock parking lot.
  • Umpqua Lighthouse State Park: 1 p.m., meet at Lake Marie Day-use area.
  • William M. Tugman State Park: 10 a.m., meet at the Eel Lake boat ramp.

SOUTHERN OREGON

  • Collier Memorial State Park: 9 a.m., meet at the Logging Museum.
  • Golden State Heritage Site: 1 p.m., meet in the Historic Church.
  • Illinois River Forks State Park: 9:30 a.m., meet in the Seal Rock parking lot.
  • Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area: 9 a.m., meet at the group camp.
  • TouVelle State Park: 11 a.m., meet at the day-use area.
  • Valley of the Rogue State Park: 1 p.m., meet at the amphitheater. 1 p.m., meet at Del Rio Vineyards (bring your own bike.) 1 p.m., meet at Rogue River Bridge in the city of Rogue River (bring your own bike.)

EASTERN/CENTRAL OREGON

  • Cottonwood Canyon State Park: 10 a.m., meet at the experience center.
  • Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area: 11 a.m., meet at the interpretive kiosk (bring your own snowshoes).
  • LaPine State Park: 11 a.m., meet at the meeting hall in the south loop.
  • Smith Rock State Park: 10 a.m., meet at the welcome center.
  • Wallowa Lake State Park: 10 a.m., meet in the Group Camp A parking lot.

More information about participating parks, including maps and directions, is on oregonstateparks.org.


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