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


2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)  

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THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

THANK YOU! Your notes of appreciation are humbling, overwhelming and heartwarming! I assure you that it’s always been a team effort! I’m grateful for everyone who encouraged this free volunteer project, collaborated in making eNews an interesting and helpful local resource, sent suggestions, good ideas and links to interesting websites, submitted notices, news releases, calendar dates, Spiritual Matters and classified ads, challenged process, opinion and policy, and counseled the editor with journalistic wisdom. Please express your appreciation for eNews by your participation in your county communities and by being an informed participant! ~The Editor/Publisher, Sherman County eNews

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