Sherman County eNews #38

 CONTENTS

  1. City of Moro Budget Committee Positions (3)

  2. Sherman County School District Communication: Student Safety

  3. SafeOregon, Statewide School Safety Tip Line

  4. Checking the Mirror: Judging Others

  5. Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Program, March 10

  6. Gene Ann (Tupker) McLean 1937-2018

  7. Register by April 15 for Statewide Day of Service in Historic Cemeteries, May 12 

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


 “Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Parkland, Florida: Our Nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on February 14, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, February 19, 2018.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second. DONALD J. TRUMP”


The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance. It is humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions, which seem to us novel and plausible, have been tested before, not once but many times and in innumerable guises; and discovered to be, at great human cost, wholly false.  –Paul Johnson


1. City of Moro Budget Committee Positions (3)

The City of Moro has three (3) openings for the Budget Committee. The term is two years and is a Council appointed position. This position consists of one/two meetings yearly. Anyone interested in the above position should contact: Erik Glover, Moro City Administrator, 541-565-3535, moro@embarqmail.com or send a letter to: City of Moro, Attn: Budget Committee, PO BOX 231, Moro, OR 97039 by April 02, 2018.


2. Sherman County School District Communication: Student Safety

Issue 21 Communication to the Community - Student Safety 2-16-18


3. SafeOregon, Statewide School Safety Tip Line

Oregon.Flat.poleThe Oregon State Police (OSP) reminds students and families to learn more about SafeOregon, the statewide school safety tip line. The tip line is a safe, confidential and anonymous way for students to alert authorities to information that may be useful in preventing school attacks, bullying, and suicidal behaviors.

SafeOregon can be accessed through a phone call, text message, mobile application or the internet by students and other members of the public. Trained staff are available 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year to review, analyze and route tips for the most appropriate follow-up and urgency. Tip line staff make sure follow-up is noted and recorded.

Superintendent Travis Hampton, “We know the tip line works. We’ve seen other students report concerns about their friends and we’ve gotten their friends help. We’ve been able to get in front of safety concerns. Sometimes students might see or hear something that might be confusing or they are unsure what to do with the information but they do know something isn’t right. That’s where the tip line can help. Students have the opportunity to provide information to a trusted adult that can look into the situation and take it from there.”

The Oregon State Police also encourages students to have conversations with adults around them about anything they are concerned about. Students have an important voice in their own safety, and the safety of their fellow students and school. But, the tip line gives a voice to those students who don’t feel comfortable going to an adult for whatever reason or they might be anxious or afraid.

Since the tip line began in January, 2017 — over 525 tips have been received. The top five types of tips include bullying or harassment, possession or distribution of drugs, concerns about safety issues, cyberullying and sexual harassment.

Today, 813 Oregon schools in the PK-12 grades are signed up to use the statewide tip line. It’s open to private and public schools in those grade ranges. To find out if your school is using the system visit SafeOregon.com and click on report a tip. Here you’ll see all the different methods of reporting. By clicking on web report form you will see a box for “school name” begin entering your school name. If the school name appears, they are using SafeOregon. You should also talk to your school about how the system works and what you can do to help promote the statewide tip line in your school.

It is against the Oregon Law to misuse the tip line and report false tips. ORS 165.570 For more information visit SafeOregon.com.

Background: SafeOregon became Law through HB 4075 (2016), as a result of recommendations from the Oregon Task Force on School Safety. During the 2014 session, the Oregon State Legislature passed House Bill 4087, to establish a Task Force on School Safety. The bill, created a working group to examine steps to improve safety and security at schools across the state. As specified in HB 4087, the task force is made up of representatives from the legislature, the governor’s office, as well as the education and public safety communities. A complete roster of the task force members appears at the left side of this page. For more information on the task force visit the Oregon State Police website at www.oregon.gov/osp


4. Checking the Mirror: Judging Others

glassesHave you ever heard it said that the things you see and dislike in others are things you probably dislike about yourself? Today, let’s look at this idea in a bit more depth.

When you see things about other people that you don’t like, can it teach you anything about yourself? For instance, if you look at someone and think, “He’s angry, and I don’t like that,” could it be that you don’t like it when you, yourself are angry?

If you look at someone and say, “She’s really scared. Why doesn’t she just do it?”- could it be there is something you are scared about that you wish you would just “do”? Suppose you disapprove of smoking but don’t smoke yourself, so you wonder how that could be about you. Well, ask yourself, “Why do I disapprove of smoking?” Perhaps it’s because smoking is unhealthy. If you look within yourself, you may find that you, too, do things that are unhealthy which trouble you. Or perhaps you may disapprove because you consider smoking inconsiderate, and there are ways that you, too, are inconsiderate.

When we judge others, and if we look within, we will usually find a similar judgment about ourselves. Now, judgments rarely, if ever, do any good. However, once you understand what you really are doing, you can, if you choose, decide to stop.

So, the next time you disapprove of someone else, stop and take a look within. Is there something about yourself that you are consciously ignoring, but subconsciously know you need to learn – and perhaps, act on? ~The Pacific Institute


5. Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Program, March 10

The next general meeting and program for CGGS will be March 10, 2018 in the downstairs meeting room at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center starting at 10:30. This program will be “Reviewing Updated Genealogical Websites” and will be led by Linda Colton and Georga Foster. The purpose of the program is to update important information about popular genealogical research sites that have changed in content, format or information.  Among the websites that will be covered are Find-A-Grave, Ancestry, RootsWeb and FamilySearch.  An important change in Family Tree Maker will also be presented.  Members are encouraged to bring their laptops and Bring A Friend! Our general meeting/programs are open to the public and a recommended $1.00 donation to defray room rental costs is gladly excepted.


6. Gene Ann (Tupker) McLean 1937-2018

flower.rose.starGene Ann (Tupker) McLean passed away surrounded by her loving family and friends on February 9, 2018. Gene Ann was born December 30, 1937, in Portland, Oregon, to Dr. Eugene and Mrs. Elizabeth Tupker. She was raised in St. Helens, Oregon, and graduated from high school there in 1955. She graduated summa cum laude from Marylhurst College in June of 1959. Her name is inscribed in the school’s Joan of Arc trophy, an honor given to the graduating senior who best exemplifies character, scholarship and loyalty.

In August 1960 she married Riney J. Seeger of Pendleton. They had two sons, John (deceased) and James of Killeen, Texas. After separating from Riney she later married William McLean.

Gene Ann taught French at Tigard High School and Blue Mountain Community College. She later became Dean of Women and Director of Student Activities at BMCC, retiring in 1997. Her work at BMCC extended well beyond her job, and it’s been said that she mothered more rodeo champions than anyone in the world, taking countless students from the school’s rodeo team under her wing and often into her home. The scholarships she provided through the BMCC Foundation each year allowed many students to realize their dream of higher education.

She was active in many aspects of the community, including 15 years as a member of Altrusa International of Pendleton and serving on the board of directors of the Arts Council of Pendleton during the renovation of the Carnegie building into the Pendleton Center for the Arts. Her board tenure included service as both board secretary and board president. Gene Ann also volunteered at Lincoln Primary School and was involved in countless other activities. She loved both college rodeo and the Pendleton Round-Up, and hosted large gatherings each September for visitors from across the country and around the world.

She is survived by son James Seeger, grandchildren R.J. Seeger and Ashley Seeger, great-grandson Elijah Schmitz, sister Jane Raabe of Vancouver, Wash., and brother William J. Tupker of Sacramento, Calif. She was preceded in death by her son John Seeger. A Celebration of Life was held Thursday, February 15 at 1 p.m. in the Bob Clapp Theatre at Blue Mountain Community College. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Gene Ann McLean Scholarship Fund, BMCC Foundation, P.O. Box 100, Pendleton, OR 97801.


 7. Register by April 15 for Statewide Day of Service in Historic Cemeteries, May 12

garden.shovel.barrowSOLVE and the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries are partnering for a statewide day of service in historic cemeteries. May 12, 2018 will be the first ever, statewide cemetery clean-up. The goal is to bring as many volunteers out to as many cemeteries as possible.

SOLVE has great experience bringing people together to better their communities. They provide resources to the organizations hosting the clean-up including: project planning assistance and coordinator training, event flyers and pre-event publicity, assistance with volunteer recruitment, online cemetery and volunteer registration, free supplies (litter bags, vinyl gloves, safety vests, first aid kits and more), and access to a small grant for supplies.

If you would like to host a clean-up at your cemetery, now is the time to register. The deadline to have your cemetery included is April 15, 2018. Visit the SOLVE website or contact Monica Gunderson at 503-844-9571 ext. 336, monica@solveoregon.org. For information on the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685 or visit Oregon Heritage 


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

bird.owl.limb8 facts about love and marriage in America

13 Russian nationals indicted for interfering in US elections

Most immigrants arrested by ICE have prior criminal convictions, a big change from 2009

The Scarlet Zero: MACRA Completes Government Takeover of Medicine

Commentary: Health care as a ‘right’ is costly, empty promise

Bend Bulletin Editorial: Governments should not hide bargaining with their unions

Behind the portrait of Barack Obama

How To Make Alcohol – Resilience

Prager U.: Communist Manifesto or Democratic Party Platform?

 

 


 

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Sherman County eNews #37

CONTENTS

  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar


1. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)

REMINDERS:

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 contact information, 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 here. ~ The Editor

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

JOYFUL NEWS! 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

SHERMAN COUNTY WRESTLING CLUB SHIRTS. If you are interested in purchasing a Sherman County Wrestling Club shirt please contact Jeremy Lanthorn with your size. Sizes will be available from Youth Small to 2XL, cost will be $20.00 to cover the cost of the shirt and to help the wrestling club raise money to purchase a new mat as well as competition gear. jlanthorn@gmail.com

EMPLOYMENT:

Sherman County School Coaching Opportunities. Coaching positions are currently available in the following areas:

Spring

Boys and Girls HS Track & Field (Head Coach)

Boys and Girls HS Track & Field (Assistant Coach)

Boys and Girls Tennis (Head Coach).

These jobs will remain open until filled. Criminal record check and pre-employment drug testing will be required for all positions. For further information and application materials please email Gary Lewis at glewis@sherman.k12.or.us or Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us. Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

POSITIONS | The Times-Journal – a weekly serving Wheeler, Gilliam & Sherman counties, P.O. Box 746, Condon, OR 97823 | 541-384-2411

COURSE MARSHAL / SUPPORT SPECIALIST WANTED. Watch races and get paid for it too. Oregon Raceway Park is seeking corner workers for the 2018 season. Candidates must be 18 years of age, able to climb ladders, have the ability to be outdoors (sometimes in harsh conditions), have good verbal communication skills and be able to react calmly and quickly to emergency situations. We are proud to offer our event presenters a source of skilled and competent personnel to staff our many and varied events from Auto, Kart and Motorcycle Races. Training will be held March 17, 2018 9am-5pm at 93811 Blagg Lane, Grass Valley, OR. If interested please contact, Brenda Pikl: 541-333 2452 or info@oregonraceway.com.

TEMPORARY INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT

Position: Temporary Instructional Assistant

Start Date: February 26, 2018

Position Description: Sherman County School District is seeking a highly qualified and self-motivated temporary Instructional Assistant with preferred previous experience working in a school environment. The successful candidate will support instructional and other activities as assigned for a twelve week period. This position will remain open until filled. Criminal record check and pre-employment drug testing required.

How to Apply: For further information and application materials please email Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us or call 541-565-3500.

Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

FOOD SERVICE ASSISTANT

Start Date 4/2/18

Work Schedule Monday – Friday  7:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Current Salary $11.04 – $13.74/hour DOE

Job Description/Responsibility

Sherman County School District is seeking a qualified Food Service Assistant.  Criminal record check and pre-employment drug screening is required.  Health Insurance Package is pro-rated for this 6 hour per day position.

The Food Service Assistant’s primary responsibilities include dishwashing and salad bar preparation. The Food Service Assistant must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., and must also be organized, reliable, self-motivated, capable of planning and scheduling, and is responsible for a variety of other miscellaneous duties to ensure the kitchen and cafeteria are maintained in a healthy, safe, and sanitary manner.

Application Method/Materials Required Please submit a letter of interest, application (available from the school district) and resume if you are interested in the position to:

Wes Owens, Superintendent

65912 High School Loop

Moro, Oregon  97039

(541) 565-3500

wowens@sherman.k12.or.us

This position will remain open until filled.

Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer.

 

TEMPORARY LICENSED HEALTH EDUCATION SPECIALIST.                              

Endorsement(s) Required:

Endorsement in Health Education is required for this position. Other opportunities may become available to increase FTE.

SalarySalary will be dependent upon start date, education, and experience.

Start Date: On or before, January 29, 2018.

Position Description:  Sherman County School District is seeking a highly qualified .43 FTE Health Education Specialist. The successful candidate will spend two (2) periods each day teaching Health Education classes serving 7th-12th grade students and one (1) period each day as the Yearbook classroom instructor. The workday for this position will be from 7:45 am until 11:15 am. Current paid coaching opportunities that are available at this time include Head High School Tennis Coach and Head High School Track Coach, other potential coaching and advisor opportunities may also become available.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Ability to communicate with parents, students and staff.
  • Able to meet the individual needs of all students.
  • Excellent planning, organizational skills.
  • Qualified applicants who have experience and an interest in coaching are encouraged to apply.

About Sherman County School District: The Sherman County School District is a K-12 progressive school with approximately 245 students, located in Moro, Oregon.  The 2016-17 school year saw the opening of a new elementary and remodeled Jr./Sr. High School connected as one modernized facility.  Criminal record check and pre-employment drug testing required.  For further information and application materials please email Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us.   Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FOR SALE:

SURPLUS. Surplus for sale by Sherman County:

–1985 Chevy pickup, 3-Speed Manual Transmission, Mileage: ~ 73,000 miles, As Is Condition, VIN #: 1GBJC34M2FS147531; note: “S” could be a “5”

–1990 Suzuki ATV, Four wheel drive, 21.5 HP engine, Mileage: ~ 1,000 miles, As Is Condition; VIN #: JSAAJ45A6L2102545.

Sealed bids must be submitted to the Sherman County Court, P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039 by 5:00 pm Tuesday February 20, 2018. Bids will be opened and read aloud during County Court on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Minimum bid for pickup: $500; Minimum bid for ATV: $300. For additional information, contact the Sherman County Weed Department at 541-565-3655. 2/16
LAND. RMLS# 17410095. A chance to own 1.5 acres close to Moro but in the country. This property is waiting for you to bring your house plans and call it home. Subject to final short plat approval, taxes to be determined. $50,000. Call Tiffany Hillman with Dryside Property @ 541-993-7006  5/1
HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE & NOVELTY GIFTS. Considerately Handcrafted furniture and novelty gifts created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels. ~The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | 541-993-4282https://www.oldwoodnbarrels.com/  2/24

FOR RENT OR LEASE:

SERVICES:

LOCAL HANDYMAN SERVICES. No job too small. Licensed general contractor. Equipment operator. OR CCB #135768 KCK, Inc.  541-993-4282   3/2

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION:

SHERMAN COUNTY CLASSIFIEDS | FACEBOOK   https://www.facebook.com/groups/1680690712181261/

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

CITY OF MORO BUDGET COMMITTEE OPENINGS (3): The City of Moro has three (3) openings for the Budget Committee. The term is two years and is a Council appointed position. This position consists of one/two meetings yearly. Anyone interested in the above position should contact: Erik Glover, Moro City Administrator, 541-565-3535, moro@embarqmail.com or send a letter to: City of Moro, Attn: Budget Committee, PO BOX 231, Moro, OR 97039 by April 02, 2018.   3/30

DAM STORIES. The 60th anniversary of the start of construction and 50th anniversary of the dedication of the John Day Dam will be in 2018. Gladys Wesley, editor of Sherman County: For The Record, plans to devote the spring issue to stories about  construction of the dam and the Biggs bridge and road and railroad relocation. Did you or your parents work on any of these? Do you remember the changes in the area as a result of the added jobs? Did you and/or your family move to Sherman County at the time? Did you attend the opening of the bridge or other events? Do you have photographs of that period? You and your stories are an important part of Sherman County history. Your photos to illustrate your story will be scanned and returned. Send your stories to Sherman County Historical Museum, P.O. Box 173, Moro, OR 97039 or to info@shermanmuseum.org (with subject line Story for FTR). Questions? Contact the Museum: 541-565-3232. Deadline for submission is February 28, 2018. 2/16

WANTED:

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2. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

FEBRUARY

1 AARP Tax Aide Sites Open Statewide

16 Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting 10 Fossil

16-18 Winter Fishtrap, The New Agrarians, Joseph, Oregon

20 Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators Luncheon Program 12 Portage Grill

21 Sherman County Court 9

21 History After Hours, Fort Dalles Museum 3-6

22 Sherman County Book Club 6 Sherman County Public/School Library

24 OSU Small Farm Conference, Corvallis

25 Happy Birthday Sherman County 1889-2018

26 Sherman County Photography Club 6 Steve Burnett Extension Bldg.
27 Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Board of Directors 1:15 The Dalles

28 Sherman County Board of Property Tax Appeals 9

28 Retirement Open House for Rosanna Breeding 1-4 Farm Service Agency

MARCH

1 Sherman County Fair Board Meeting 7

1-4 National Association of Counties Conference, Washington, D.C.

3 Bill Flatt Memorial Service TBA Condon

7 Sherman County Court 9

7 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Exec. Board Meeting 4

7 All County Prayer Meeting, Moro Presbyterian Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

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

10 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 The Roaring Twenties

13 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation Board Meeting 8:30

13 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2

13 North Central Public Health Board Meeting 3

14 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30 Senior Center

17 Celebrate “St. Pat’s at St. Pete’s” 7 St. Peter’s Landmark, The Dalles

22 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 4-6 Hood River

23-25 Northwest Horse Fair & Expo & Mustang Adoption, Albany, Oregon

APRIL

4 Sherman County Court 9

4 All County Prayer Meeting, Wasco Church of Christ Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

5 Sherman County Fair Board 7

10 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting 8:30

10? Tri-County Mental Health Board of Directors Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

10? North Central Public Health District 3 The Dalles

11 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30

14 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Speedsters & Racers

28-29 Oregon Ag Fest, Salem

MAY

3 All County Prayer Meeting, Kent Baptist church (Thursday, National Day of Prayer) Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

5 Wasco County Pioneers’ Annual Reunion | Fort Dalles Readiness Center

12 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Popular Postwar Cars


JUNE

6 All County Prayer Meeting, Wasco Methodist Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

9 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Steam Cars, Hit & Miss Engines

15 The June Bugs Concert 6:30 & Artisans’ Market 4-7, Condon City Park

16-17 A-Town Throwdown: Kite, SUP & Windsurf Competition, Arlington


JULY

4 HYATUS Concert 6:30 & Artisans’ Market 4-7, Condon City Park

4 All County Prayer Meeting, Grass Valley Baptist Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

8-11 Portland Horseless Carriage Club Tour: Journey Through Time Scenic Byway, John Day

14 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Traffic Jam Show


 

Sherman County eNews #36

CONTENTS

  1. Program: “The Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Its Cemeteries,” Feb. 17

  2. A Line in the Sand

  3. Celebrate “St. Pat’s at St. Pete’s, March 17

  4. Sherman County Court Notes, Feb. 7

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


Political campaigns, like them or not, are part of the process for recruiting, interviewing and supporting candidates. It is our responsibility to understand the requirements of the position sought and the qualifications of the contenders. We think it would be an improvement if we questioned candidates and insisted on responses of substance, specific, direct and accurate. Those we elect work for us, The People.  ~Q.E. McGillicuddy. 


 1. Program: “The Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Its Cemeteries,” Feb. 17

IOOF Cemetery sexton Craig Hector will offer stories and photos at the Feb. 17 Regional History Forum program at the Original Wasco County Courthouse.  He will present “The Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Its Cemeteries” at the 1859 venue, 410 W. Second Place, The Dalles.  The program begins at 1:30 p.m.

The Dalles’ IOOF lodge was chartered in 1856 and constructed the building at Second and Laughlin Streets that houses the lodge hall in 1904.  Since the nineteenth century, the lodge’s concern for common folks beyond their fraternal organization led them to sponsor cemeteries that were open to all.

This is third program in the 2018 Regional History Forum series.  There is a TV monitor on the ground floor of the 1859 courthouse to serve those unable to climb the stairs.  Coffee and cookies will be served after the program.


2. A Line in the Sand

Living in a society that operates from racist and sexist values is no laughing matter – as is evidenced practically every day in the news. Everybody likes to enjoy a good laugh, and everybody wants to feel that they are a part of a happy group of friends. But what about the times when the laugh seems to be at someone else’s expense?

What do you do when you hear a friend tell a joke that plays on physical, racial, ethnic or gender stereotypes? What do you do when you are chatting with a group of pals and someone makes a remark that indicates intolerance, bigotry or sexism? You sell yourself and our society short if you join these “We’re OK, they aren’t OK” sessions.

For the sake of your own self-esteem and for the sake of a democratic society, you owe it to yourself to be decent and fair and insist that others be the same way in your presence. Refrain from telling, laughing at, or in any way going along with racial, ethnic, religious or gender jokes, or to any practices whatsoever that are intended to demean rather than enhance another human being.

Walk away from them. Stare them down. Make them unacceptable in your homes, places of worship, and the workplace. Perhaps we aren’t all equally guilty, but we are all equally responsible for building a decent and just society – regardless of where we live. The world is too small a place now, to allow this poorly-disguised hatred to fester. And in a time when cooperation is the path to solutions to the world’s challenges, we really don’t need anything else to further separate us.

Racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry and intolerance undermine our strength, and weaken the fibers of our society. Draw this line in the sand, so to speak – one that you refuse to cross. Perhaps this is one group you don’t need to feel a part of today. ~The Pacific Institute


 3. Celebrate “St. Pat’s at St. Pete’s, March 17

“St. Pat’s at St. Pete’s,” the 21st annual St. Patrick’s Day concert at St. Peter’s Landmark, takes place Saturday, Mar. 17, starting at 7 p.m.  Cascade Youth Choir and “Irish Tenors” will join Cascade Singers community choir, the ensemble, and “Almost-All-Irish-Almost-All-Brass Band” for Irish art songs Tin Pan Alley Irish tunes, traditional favorites and sing-alongs, and even a wee bit of contemporary Irish rock!  Admission is a free-will offering to benefit St. Peter’s Landmark, located at 3rd and Lincoln Streets in The Dalles.


4. Sherman County Court Notes, Feb. 7

        By Administrative Assistant Kayla von Borstel

(This is a brief and rough summary of topics addressed and is NOT OFFICIAL MINUTES. For official minutes and details, please see the official approved minutes posted on the Sherman County website at http://www.co.sherman.or.us after the February 21 Court session.)

The Sherman County Court met in regular session on February 7, 2018, and in conducting the business of the county,

·       met with Georgia Macnab, Planning Director, about the need to prioritize projects that were submitted from the County, Cities, and Fair Board in Sherman County. Project prioritizations, with discussion, are as follows: 1 – Biggs Service District Water System, 2 – South Sherman Fire Hall, 3 – Work Force Housing, 4 – Fair Board Event Center, 5 – City Broadband, 6 – 911 Call Center, 7 – City of Rufus Well Rehabilitation, 8 – Wasco School Events Center Renovation & Obtaining Grants, 9 – Kent Service District Water System, 10 – Moro Infrastructure Projects, 11 – Giles French Park;

·       met with Carrie Pipinich, Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD), who gave a brief update on the Sherman Cities Broadband Grant. Fiber will be in the core area, which is businesses and some homes in the cities; outlying homes will need to be discussed due to cost efficiency. Jessica Metta, MCEDD, stated the County approved the Request For Proposal (RFP), and is waiting on City of Grass Valley to approve it. Court approved the submission of the Rural Broadband Capacity Pilot Project application. Carrie will now serve as the representative for both Counties;

·       met with Shawn Payne, Emergency Services, who attended Court to go over the Ambulance Service Area (ASA) Plan final update. The State sent it back with revisions needed. Every five years the ASA Plan comes up for reassignment. At the time of expiration in December 2022, reassignment will be advertised as open for other agencies to apply. Court approved the Sherman County Ambulance Service Area Plan 2018 revision, and authorized Judge Thompson to sign.

·       met with Brad Baird, Anderson Perry & Associates, on the water study that is in progress. Brad stated the current water systems need to have their lines capped, and should not serve businesses after project completion as the new system should serve all businesses in Biggs. Drilling for the well will go out to bid. Aaron Cook, Biggs Service District, reported to the court he is making progress with the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number issue. The DUNS information is set up as: Sherman County, doing business as, Biggs Service District;

·       met with Heath Gardner, Wenaha Group & Steering Committee, for a project update. Currently the project is tracking right on budget. Estimated contingency remaining is $53,000 for unknown items and unexpected costs than may occur during the remodel. Value added changes are optional additions to the project that the Steering Committee and County Court requested. Larger unforeseen costs could be such items as underground sewer repair. The Added Value budget was under budgeted. Steering Committee recommends County Court to consider increasing the budget by $300,000. Value added items cannot be done unless the budget is increased. It is fully expected that not all funds allocated will need to be used, and there will be funds returned to the County after project completion. The Court approved a $300,000 increase to the Courthouse Facility Budget as recommended by the project’s Steering Committee for a total of $9,300,000. Ron believes an open house could be held in the fall to allow adequate project completion time;

·       appointed Judge Thompson as the Sherman County Frontier TeleNet Representative, Commissioner McCoy as First Alternate, and Commissioner Dabulskis as Second Alternate;

·       appointed Kathleen Ahearn as Position 1 Chairperson, Joseph Belshe as Position 3 Training Officer, and Robert Stone as Position 5 Assistant Training and Safety Officer, to the Sherman County Ambulance Service Board for a term of two years to expire December 31, 2019 pending background checks;

·       approved the Oregon Department of Human Services, State of Oregon Intergovernmental Agreement for Aging and People with Disabilities (Area Agency on Aging) and authorized Judge Thompson to sign;

·       appointed Kari Silcox, Senior Center Manager, as a Sherman County Representative for Mid–Columbia Community Action Council (MCCAC);

·       approved $20,000 for the Rental Housing Development Grant for Bonnie and Stephen Simpson to build two 1,200-1,400 square foot single family homes with payment made once the project is successfully completed;

·       approved the Ab Machine, Leg Squat Machine, Seated Leg Press, Horizontal Leg Press, Stationary Bike, and Elliptical as Sherman County Wellness Center surplus equipment as recommended by the Wellness Center;

·       approved the authorization of Rita Wilson to pay regular monthly County bills as presented to the Court;

·       approved Amendment Number 1, Oregon Department of Transportation Grant Agreement Number 31434 for Sherman County and authorized Judge Thompson to sign;

·       approved the emergency signing by Judge Thompson for Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. Blanket Purchase Agreement;

·       approved the Transit Periodic Report as presented;

·       discussed County website and County Counsel;

·       heard reports from Court members about regional board activities.


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

Hood River County Music Month

Oregon House Democrats pass universal health care proposal, amid questions over cost

Energy | Post Carbon Music

Donald Trump is Forcing American Blacks to Pick a Side

How Lincoln Changed the World in Two Minutes

What is Diversity?

The Grammar World

Bill O’Reilly


 

Sherman County eNews #35

CONTENTS

  1. Celebrate Oregon’s 159th Birthday at Oregon Historical Society Pavilion, Feb. 14

  2. Shared State and County Services Serve the Same Oregonians

  3. Notice. Sherman County Court Session, Feb. 21

  4. Core Value: Responsibility

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


2016: “Sherman County Court is excited to announce a new fiber optic project promising to dramatically increase available Internet speeds within the county. Currently, Sherman, Gilliam, and Wheeler County residents, along with schools and emergency services, share a combined 300Mbps of Internet Bandwidth. After the project, Sherman County will have a dedicated 10Gbps (10240Mbps) of available Bandwidth – more than a 3300% increase in capacity. The project will run from the City of Wasco to the Erskine communications building south of Moro and connect to county facilities, Sherman County School District, Frontier TeleNet, and to the county’s Internet Network. Construction should begin in February and end no later than December 31, 2016… …” ~Mike Smith, February 2016, Sherman County Citizen-Reporter.


1. Celebrate Oregon’s 159th Birthday at Oregon Historical Society Pavilion, Feb. 14

Portland, OR — Celebrate Oregon’s birthday in style at the Oregon Historical Society! Oregon shares its birthday with Valentine’s Day–what could be a better way to celebrate the holiday than by professing your love for Oregon?

The celebration begins on Tuesday, February 14 at noon in the Oregon Historical Society pavilion (1200 SW Park Ave., Portland). Join OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk for a conversation with recent Oregon Supreme Court appointee Justice Adrienne Nelson, the first African American in Oregon history to serve on the high court. While you feast on cake from Gerry Frank’s Konditorei, enjoy a musical performance by the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association.

As a birthday gift for all Oregonians, admission will be free all day (10am — 5pm) to the Oregon Historical Society’s museum! Don’t miss the chance to explore our newest exhibitions, including Racing to Change: Oregon’s Civil Rights Movement and Oregon State University: A Legacy of Transformation.

About the Oregon Historical Society
For more than a century, the Oregon Historical Society has served as the state’s collective memory, preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, films, and oral histories. Our research library, museum, digital platforms & website (www.ohs.org), educational programming, and historical journal make Oregon’s history open and accessible to all. We exist because history is powerful, and because a history as deep and rich as Oregon’s cannot be contained within a single story or point of view.


2. Shared State and County Services Serve the Same Oregonians

The State:

—general administrator

—state property manager

—state courts, patrol, prison

—child protection

—mental health hospital

—housing

—highways

—state parks.

Services Shared by County and State:

—administration

—assessment and taxation

—PERS

—elections

—county jails

—community corrections

—court security

—district attorney

—9-1-1

—juvenile services

—aging services

—alcohol/drug programs

—children and families

—developmental disabilities

—mental health services

—veterans’ services

—public health

—environmental health

—planning

—economic/community development

—engineering

—roads

—housing

—Oregon Plan

—public forests

—federal land policy

—telecommunications

—county fair

—water-master.

Counties:

—administration

—property management

—records

—county law library

—sheriff patrol

—medical examiner

—animal control

—solid waste

—surveying

—capital projects

—county forests, parks

—libraries.


3. Notice. Sherman County Court Session, Feb. 21

The Sherman County Court will be in session on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the Hearings Room at the Sherman County Courthouse Addition, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039.  The agenda, including updates, will be posted on the Sherman County Website at www.co.sherman.or.us.

Agenda February 21 2018


 4. Core Value: Responsibility

One of the most important things we can teach our children is a sense of responsibility. But have you ever thought about exactly why this is so important? Let’s explore this idea.

Most of us believe that raising our children to have a strong sense of responsibility is important. But what does it mean to be responsible? And why is it so important?

Well, for one thing, responsibility goes hand in hand with confidence and the feeling of control of one’s own life. When we are responsible, it means that we are capable of making rational or moral decisions on our own, and that we are ready to be answerable to others for our behavior. It means that we can be trusted and depended on – that our word to others, and to ourselves, is good and can be relied on.

Responsibility also suggests the ability to choose the way we respond to life’s events, rather than simply reacting by reflex. With responsibility as a part of our personal philosophy, our attitude is then reflected outward in our behavior toward friends and family, clients and customers, and anyone else with whom we come in contact.

Feeling responsible is a very good feeling. As a matter of fact, it’s an essential feeling if we are truly going to live up to our potential, enjoy satisfying relationships with others, and live happy, fulfilling lives.

So how do we teach our kids to be responsible? Well, the surest way is by being responsible ourselves. It also helps to explain the benefits of responsibility to them, and to give them gradually increasing responsibilities as soon as they are old enough to handle it. Praise their efforts. Let them know that you see them as responsible, and watch them grow into it. ~The Pacific Institute


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

Wheeler County News

Journey Through Time Scenic Byway Biggs to Baker City

Bailey named to ag heritage commission

Reelin’ in the Years | Footage Musical Artists, Entertainers, History Makers

1980 Rona Barrett Interview of Donald Trump

 

Commentary: Wyden’s complaints about memo blasted

Merriam Webster Dictionary, Thesaurus, More

The Intercept | Top Stories

Oregon Watchdog | Subscribe – Free | Political & Business

Our Radicalized Media: A Clear And Present Danger

2018 Olympics | NBC analyst under fire in Korea over ignorant comment

Winter Olympics 2018: figure skating jumps, explained

Portland Region Group July 2018 Tour | Horseless Carriage Club of America

Sherman County eNews #34

CONTENTS

  1. Sherman County School District Communication to the Community, Issue #20

  2. Wasco County Pioneers’ Annual Reunion, May 5

  3. Life Strategy 101

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


1. Sherman County School District Communication to the Community, Issue #20

Issue 20 Communication to the Community - Counselor Week 2-7-18.jpg


2. Wasco County Pioneers’ Annual Reunion, May 5

Wasco County Pioneers’ Annual Reunion

First Saturday in May

Fort Dalles Readiness Center, 402 E. Scenic Drive, The Dalles

Meal $15

Dues $12/50 per person, $15 per family


 3. Life Strategy 101 

Do you have a life strategy? It is not a plan, but more like a process. Let’s look at this further and discover why it is important.

The process of adjusting to life and of getting what you most want is a continual one, even though your goals may change at any time. If you understand the process, you will also understand that developing a life strategy is a great idea.

Now, a life strategy is not a life plan. A plan tells you what route to take to accomplish a specific goal, and plans are valuable. But a life strategy offers a more flexible, large-scale umbrella under which your plans can take shape.

A strategy begins and ends with values – a prioritized listing of what is important to you. Things like self-discovery, personal and spiritual growth, mental and physical well-being, meeting challenge and adversity in a calm and centered way, harmonious and loving relationships, etc. Once you know what you value, you can set goals to help you bring about end-results that align with your values.

This is a strategy. It is bigger than individual goals, and every bit as important. Without an overall strategy, you may climb the ladder of success. However, when you get to the top you may find that it is leaning against the wrong branch or the wrong tree. You may find that the tree with all of the fruit you want is just out of reach, if you haven’t developed a good strategy to get there.

Does this make sense to you? Do you have a strategy for living? Perhaps the better question to ask is, “Do you know what you value?” If you haven’t given it any thought lately, or very little thought, why not carve out a little time to do so, in these next few days? Clarity clears away the debris that gets in the way of goal-setting. ~The Pacific Institute


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

Gerber Underscores the Plight of Down Syndrome Sufferers

President Clinton 1995 State of the Union


 

Sherman County eNews #33

CONTENTS

  1. Desiderata

  2. Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators Luncheon Program, Feb. 20

  3. Sherman County Expands Programs to Support Housing Concerns

  4. Crazy Eight Math Club at Cape Horn Skye Elementary School

  5. History After Hours, Fort Dalles Museum, Feb. 21

  6. Notice. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting, Feb. 16

  7. Recreational Marijuana Program & Administration & Audit from “Seed to Sale”

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


1. Desiderata.

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,

and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender,

Be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others –

Even the dull and ignorant, they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons – they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter,

For always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career –

However humble, it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,

for the world is full of trickery.

But let this not blind you to what virtue there is.

Many persons strive for high ideals,

and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.

Especially do not feign affection, neither be cynical about love.

For in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,

It is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the council of the years,

Gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune,

But do not distress yourself with imaginings –

Many fears are borne of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe.

No less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you,

No doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be.

And whatever your labors and aspirations,

in the noisy confusion of life,

Keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,

it is still a beautiful world.

Be careful. Strive to be happy.

~ “Desiderata” (Latin: “desired things”) is a 1927 prose poem by American writer Max Ehrmann.

~Listen to Desiderata here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNq_DTmVCWs 


2. Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators Luncheon Program, Feb. 20

Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators, will meet noon Tuesday, the 20th, at the Portage Grill, Shilo Inn, The Dalles.  The program will be presented by President/CEO Lisa Farquharson, The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce.  For luncheon reservations, please contact 541-296-4356.  All persons interested in education are invited.


3. Sherman County Expands Programs to Support Housing Concerns

Sherman County recently expanded its grant programs offered to solve issues of inadequate housing stock in the County.  After hearing many stories of new employees hired by Sherman County businesses or organizations that would like to live in Sherman County but can’t find housing, Sherman County explored options to help spur the development of additional rental housing.

Last January, the County created the New Rental Housing Development Grant program. This program was recently increased from a grant of $5,000 to $10,000 per unit for construction of new rental housing. Houses must be stick-built or new manufactured homes that are at least double-wides on a foundation. Additionally, the grant recipient must agree to keep the new house as a long-term rental for at least five years. 

In acknowledgement that dilapidated and vacant houses create a blight in neighborhoods and that the market in Sherman County may not support the necessary investment required to bring existing housing up to working family standards, Sherman County recently created a Housing Rehabilitation Grant program. This grant is for non-owner occupied, stick-built housing and is up to 20% of approved project costs, not to exceed $20,000. The dwelling must meet FHA/VA habitability standards once the rehabilitation is complete.

A third program which the County has offered for a number of years is a low- or no-interest Housing Construction Loan to developers that do not qualify, or only partially qualify, for funding from a traditional housing lender. The County’s loan would be repaid within a short period when permanent mortgages provide the capital to repay the construction loan. This program is not to compete with private sector lending. 

These programs are being offered in partnership with Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD), which also has unique loan funds set aside for the development of Attainable Housing, serving the middle housing market of 60-120% median family income. 

Applications are available on the County’s website at www.co.sherman.or.us. For more information about any of these programs or a paper application, please contact Jessica Metta, Sherman County’s Economic Development Coordinator with MCEDD, at 541-296-2266 or jessica@mcedd.org.


4. Crazy Eight Math Club at Cape Horn Skye Elementary School

Washougal, WA — Who knew math could be so fun! That’s the secret of the Crazy Eight Math Club at Cape Horn Skye Elementary lead by CHS third grade teacher, Darcy Hickey.

The lively and fun activities are designed for 1st through 3rd grade students who are not fond of math. “This is not a ‘sit down and do worksheets’ type of club,” Hickey explained. “We are loud, get silly, and just like its name, we get CRAZY at times.”

Hickey discovered the club online and when she saw it was offered completely free she decided to apply for CHS. “It required a written application and a phone interview, and that’s it,” she said. “They send all of the materials needed for an eight-week club.”

The club is held on early release Wednesdays. Although the materials cover only an hour, Hickey expanded the lessons to two hours. This allows students to take the Canyon Creek Middle School bus ride home so more kids can participate.

“We spend the first hour learning math concepts that we then use in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities,” said Hickey. Projects include Flying Marshmallows, Zip Line Zoo and the recent Toilet Paper Olympics held January 31.

Toilet Paper Olympics made the concept of measurements fun. After learning how to use a ruler in the classroom, students went to the gym to compete in events like long jump and shot put. Once they understood each square of toilet paper was four inches long, they used the roll to measure their jumps and tosses.

“The kids are loving it,” said Hickey. “Of course, I haven’t told them that they are actually doing math yet. I’ll save that little secret for the end.”


 5. History After Hours, Fort Dalles Museum, Feb. 21

AN INVITATION

“HISTORY AFTER HOURS”

Wednesday February 21, 2018

Fort Dalles Museum/Anderson Homestead

INVITES YOU TO AN INFORMAL GATHERING TO CELEBRATE

THE HISTORICAL ORGANIZATIONS IN AND AROUND WASCO COUNTY

 500 West 15th & Garrison Streets

The Dalles, OR  97058

3:00pm-6:00pm

RSVP by February 20th to:

541-296-4547 or Fortdallesmuseum@gmail.com

Dessert, coffee and beverages will be served!

¨ Each organization will be asked to share a brief update for their upcoming year. (Try not to exceed 5 minutes).

¨ Bring along brochures, rackcards, newsletters etc. to exchange.


 6. Notice. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting, Feb. 16

Frontier TeleNet

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda and Notice

February 16th 10:00 AM

Jeanne Burch Building, 401 Fourth St. Fossil, OR

  • Call To Order & Director Roll Call
  • Directors’ Changes or Additions to the Agenda
  • Minutes Review and Approval
  • Financials Review and Approval
  • Gilliam County/Condon RFP update
  • Frontier 911 Burns Tribe update
  • Wheeler County Wireless project update
  • Digital Switch potential new user update
  • Cottonwood Tower update
  • IGA with Sherman County
  • Sherman County Fiber optic RFP update
  • Other items for the good of the order
  • Public Input/Comment
  • Next Meeting
  • Adjournment

The Frontier TeleNet board reserves the right at its sole discretion to enter into Executive Session under ORS 192.660 (a), (g), (j), (n),(D). For those requesting a call in number or other accommodations, please contact Mike Smith at 541-306-1202 or mikesmith@connectionsllc.us.


7. Recreational Marijuana Program, Administration & Audit from “Seed to Sale”

Oregon’s Recreational Marijuana Program was legalized by the voters in 2015. Responsibility for issuing permits, inspecting “grows,” ensuring compliance, and all other aspects of the administration of the marijuana industry from “seed to sale” was placed on the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. The size and complexity of regulating the Oregon marijuana industry was grossly underestimated. Although the initial estimate for tax revenue was $10.8 million, the marijuana tax revenue actually generated since January 2016 was $115 million… … … Continue at Secretary of State https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORSOS/bulletins/1d9179e


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

Bird.Black.EnvelopeView of Winter Olympics from space

 Watch the Winter Olympics: Full TV schedule, channels, time, dates, live stream

 Olympic athletes to sport Oregon wool

Humans witnessed fire-covered Earth at end of Ice Age

Pacific Crest Trail after Columbia gorge fire: scorched landscape, signs of life

Marijuana and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s Technology Audit

 

Song: I Am Australian

Library of Congress: Preservation of Scrapbooks and Albums

 

Resilience: Technology & Its Discontents

Congressman Greg Walden’s Statement on the Bipartisan Budget Act

Pew Research Center Fact Tank


 

Sherman County eNews #32

CONTENTS

  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar 


1. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)

REMINDERS:

We are mindful that not everyone has a Facebook page or smart phone. Some folks rely on email and print news sources. We welcome your news releases!

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 contact information, 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 here. ~ The Editor

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

JOYFUL NEWS!

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

SHERMAN COUNTY WRESTLING CLUB SHIRTS. If you are interested in purchasing a Sherman County Wrestling Club shirt please contact Jeremy Lanthorn with your size. Sizes will be available from Youth Small to 2XL, cost will be $20.00 to cover the cost of the shirt and to help the wrestling club raise money to purchase a new mat as well as competition gear. jlanthorn@gmail.com 

EMPLOYMENT:

Sherman County School Coaching Opportunities. Coaching positions are currently available in the following areas:

Spring

Boys and Girls HS Track & Field (Head Coach)

Boys and Girls HS Track & Field (Assistant Coach)

Boys and Girls Tennis (Head Coach).

These jobs will remain open until filled. Criminal record check and pre-employment drug testing will be required for all positions. For further information and application materials please email Gary Lewis at glewis@sherman.k12.or.us or Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us. Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

POSITIONS | The Times-Journal

~ The Times-Journal – a weekly serving Wheeler, Gilliam & Sherman counties, P.O. Box 746, Condon, OR 97823 | 541-384-2411 

COURSE MARSHAL / SUPPORT SPECIALIST WANTED. Watch races and get paid for it too. Oregon Raceway Park is seeking corner workers for the 2018 season. Candidates must be 18 years of age, able to climb ladders, have the ability to be outdoors (sometimes in harsh conditions), have good verbal communication skills and be able to react calmly and quickly to emergency situations. We are proud to offer our event presenters a source of skilled and competent personnel to staff our many and varied events from Auto, Kart and Motorcycle Races. Training will be held March 17, 2018 9am-5pm at 93811 Blagg Lane, Grass Valley, OR. If interested please contact, Brenda Pikl: 541-333 2452 or info@oregonraceway.com.

TEMPORARY INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT

Position: Temporary Instructional Assistant

Start Date: February 26, 2018

Position Description: Sherman County School District is seeking a highly qualified and self-motivated temporary Instructional Assistant with preferred previous experience working in a school environment. The successful candidate will support instructional and other activities as assigned for a twelve week period. This position will remain open until filled. Criminal record check and pre-employment drug testing required.

How to Apply: For further information and application materials please email Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us or call 541-565-3500.  Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FOOD SERVICE ASSISTANT

Start Date 4/2/18

Work Schedule Monday – Friday  7:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Current Salary $11.04 – $13.74/hour DOE

Job Description/Responsibility

Sherman County School District is seeking a qualified Food Service Assistant.  Criminal record check and pre-employment drug screening is required.  Health Insurance Package is pro-rated for this 6 hour per day position.

The Food Service Assistant’s primary responsibilities include dishwashing and salad bar preparation. The Food Service Assistant must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., and must also be organized, reliable, self-motivated, capable of planning and scheduling, and is responsible for a variety of other miscellaneous duties to ensure the kitchen and cafeteria are maintained in a healthy, safe, and sanitary manner.

Application Method/Materials Required

Please submit a letter of interest, application (available from the school district) and resume if you are interested in the position to:

Wes Owens, Superintendent

65912 High School Loop

Moro, Oregon  97039

(541) 565-3500

wowens@sherman.k12.or.us

This position will remain open until filled.

Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer.

 

TEMPORARY LICENSED HEALTH EDUCATION SPECIALIST.                              

Endorsement(s) Required:

Endorsement in Health Education is required for this position. Other opportunities may become available to increase FTE.

SalarySalary will be dependent upon start date, education, and experience.

Start Date:  On or before, January 29, 2018.

Position Description:    

Sherman County School District is seeking a highly qualified .43 FTE Health Education Specialist. The successful candidate will spend two (2) periods each day teaching Health Education classes serving 7th-12th grade students and one (1) period each day as the Yearbook classroom instructor. The workday for this position will be from 7:45 am until 11:15 am. Current paid coaching opportunities that are available at this time include Head High School Tennis Coach and Head High School Track Coach, other potential coaching and advisor opportunities may also become available.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Ability to communicate with parents, students and staff.
  • Able to meet the individual needs of all students.
  • Excellent planning, organizational skills.
  • Qualified applicants who have experience and an interest in coaching are encouraged to apply.

About Sherman County School District:

The Sherman County School District is a K-12 progressive school with approximately 245 students, located in Moro, Oregon.  The 2016-17 school year saw the opening of a new elementary and remodeled Jr./Sr. High School connected as one modernized facility.  Criminal record check and pre-employment drug testing required.  For further information and application materials please email Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us.

Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FOR SALE:

SURPLUS. Surplus for sale by Sherman County:

–1985 Chevy pickup, 3-Speed Manual Transmission, Mileage: ~ 73,000 miles, As Is Condition, VIN #: 1GBJC34M2FS147531; note: “S” could be a “5”

–1990 Suzuki ATV, Four wheel drive, 21.5 HP engine, Mileage: ~ 1,000 miles, As Is Condition; VIN #: JSAAJ45A6L2102545.

Sealed bids must be submitted to the Sherman County Court, P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039 by 5:00 pm Tuesday February 20, 2018. Bids will be opened and read aloud during County Court on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Minimum bid for pickup: $500; Minimum bid for ATV: $300. For additional information, contact the Sherman County Weed Department at 541-565-3655. 2/16
LAND. RMLS# 17410095. A chance to own 1.5 acres close to Moro but in the country. This property is waiting for you to bring your house plans and call it home. Subject to final short plat approval, taxes to be determined. $50,000. Call Tiffany Hillman with Dryside Property @ 541-993-7006  5/1
HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE & NOVELTY GIFTS. Considerately Handcrafted furniture and novelty gifts created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels. ~The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | 541-993-4282 | https://www.oldwoodnbarrels.com/  2/24

FOR RENT OR LEASE:

SERVICES:

LOCAL HANDYMAN SERVICES. No job too small. Licensed general contractor. Equipment operator. OR CCB #135768 KCK, Inc.  541-993-4282   3/2 

NEWSPAPERS

VISITOR INFORMATION:

SHERMAN COUNTY CLASSIFIEDS | FACEBOOK

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1680690712181261/

 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

 DAM STORIES. The 60th anniversary of the start of construction and 50th anniversary of the dedication of the John Day Dam will be in 2018. Gladys Wesley, editor of Sherman County: For The Record, plans to devote the spring issue to stories about  construction of the dam and the Biggs bridge and road and railroad relocation. Did you or your parents work on any of these? Do you remember the changes in the area as a result of the added jobs? Did you and/or your family move to Sherman County at the time? Did you attend the opening of the bridge or other events? Do you have photographs of that period? You and your stories are an important part of Sherman County history. Your photos to illustrate your story will be scanned and returned. Send your stories to Sherman County Historical Museum, P.O. Box 173, Moro, OR 97039 or to info@shermanmuseum.org (with subject line Story for FTR). Questions? Contact the Museum: 541-565-3232. Deadline for submission is February 28, 2018. 2/16

WANTED:

FREE:


2. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

FEBRUARY

1 AARP Tax Aide Sites Open Statewide

9 Memorial Service for Wilford Carey 11 WAAAM Hood River

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

10 Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Program 10:30 Discovery Center

10 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Mods & Rods, Custom Rides

10 Vernon Melzer Memorial Service 11 Moro Community Presbyterian Church

12 Sherman County School Board Meeting 7 Sherman Public/School Library

13 Sherman County Watershed Council 8

13 Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District Board 8:30

13 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

13 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

14 VALENTINE’S DAY

14 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation & Watershed Council Annual Meeting 5:30

14 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Group 12:30

15 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Board Meeting 10 NORCOR, The Dalles

15 Deadline for Sherman County Kids to Join 4-H

16 Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting 10 Fossil

16-18 Winter Fishtrap, The New Agrarians, Joseph, Oregon

20 Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators Luncheon Program 12 Portage Grill

21 Sherman County Court 9

22 Sherman County Book Club 6 Sherman County Public/School Library

24 OSU Small Farm Conference, Corvallis

26 Sherman County Photography Club 6 Steve Burnett Extension Bldg.
28 Sherman County Board of Property Tax Appeals 9

28 Retirement Open House for Rosanna Breeding 1-4 Farm Service Agency  

MARCH

1 Sherman County Fair Board Meeting 7

1-4 National Association of Counties Conference, Washington, D.C.

3 Bill Flatt Memorial Service TBA Condon

7 Sherman County Court 9

7 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Exec. Board Meeting 4

7 All County Prayer Meeting, Moro Presbyterian Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

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

10 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 The Roaring Twenties

13 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation Board Meeting 8:30

13 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2

13 North Central Public Health Board Meeting 3

14 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30 Senior Center

17 Paint Nite for Little Wheats Daycare 4 Wasco Events Center

22 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 4-6 Hood River

23-25 Northwest Horse Fair & Expo & Mustang Adoption, Albany, Oregon

APRIL

4 Sherman County Court 9

4 All County Prayer Meeting, Wasco Church of Christ Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

5 Sherman County Fair Board 7

10 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting 8:30

10? Tri-County Mental Health Board of Directors Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

10? North Central Public Health District 3 The Dalles

11 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30

14 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Speedsters & Racers

MAY
3 All County Prayer Meeting, Kent Baptist church (Thursday, National Day of Prayer) Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

12 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Popular Postwar Cars

JUNE

6 All County Prayer Meeting, Wasco Methodist Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

9 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Steam Cars, Hit & Miss Engines

15 The June Bugs Concert 6:30 & Artisans’ Market 4-7, Condon City Park

16-17 A-Town Throwdown: Kite, SUP & Windsurf Competition, Arlington