Sherman County eNews #353


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Appreciation can make a day–even change a life.
Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
~Margaret Cousins


To the 911 Operators, First Responders, EMTs, Ambulance Crew, and everyone who came to help: Thank you for your quick and careful response to my call last Friday.  Gene had quite the flight from the rafters of our shop.  He broke his pelvis in three spots, and has a fracture in his spine.  Your response and care were commendable!  He is home now, and has been enjoying visits and cards from friends and family. He loves the visits!  We appreciate all the prayers that have been and are still being lifted! Thank you!  ~ Gene and Linda Burnett, Amanda, Justin and Taylor, and Cory and Brook, Ethan and Kael

Thank you to Sherman County Cultural Coalition for approving the  grant for the Wasco RR and History Center.   This grant will be used to purchase 4-5 new self-watering flower containers and plants for the depot  ~ Carol MacKenzie    541-442-5079

Recognition of your businesses as new members of The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce: Bulldog Diner, Family Market, Gorge Outfitters Supply, Rufus Hillview Motel, Rufus Baptist Church, Ed’s RV Park, City of Rufus and Bob’s Texas T-Bone. ~ The Editor

Thank you for your patience and support as we move eNews to a Sherman County News blog… a bit of a learning curve! ~ The Editor



RURAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES is seeking to hire two dynamic, talented individuals to help build our Rural Economic Vitality (REV) Program in the Pacific Northwest. Our REV Regional Program Staff will provide hands-on leadership in support, customization, and delivery of our REV programs which include Business Retention and Expansion; Downtown Development; Economic Development Strategies and Plans; and more. Duties include a range of responsibilities from coordination and delivery of existing REV programs; community outreach to identify business opportunities for RDI service delivery; development of stakeholder and partner relationships; and community economic data analysis, synthesis, and presentation to rural communities. The ideal candidate will be a professional, motivated, flexible self-starter who is passionate about rural issues and can thrive in a collaborative, virtual environment. Must have experience with community-based economic development strategies and models, project development skills, and experience helping communities organize to move forward to action. The ideal candidate will have experience in some, or all, of the following: business retention and expansion, downtown revitalization, cultivating entrepreneurs, research and data analysis, and helping communities with prioritizing economic opportunities and moving to action. Requires strong facilitation, project management, and coaching skills. Bilingual in Spanish is a plus. Compensation & Location. Starting salary range is $45,000-$55,000 with an excellent benefit package. The location of this position is flexible within Oregon. Preference is for one new staff to be located in the Eugene area (based out of our main office) and the other new staff to be located east of the Cascades. How to Apply. To apply, please submit a cover letter, explaining why you are the perfect person for this opportunity, and your resumé. To be considered, send only one PDF or Microsoft Word file containing both your resumé and cover letter. Send to the attention of Mary Truchot, Human Resources Manager at, fax 541.684.8993, or mail 150 Shelton-McMurphey Blvd Suite 201, Eugene, OR 97401.  For complete job description and more information about RDI, please visit our website. Deadline. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on November 16. About RDI. Rural Development Initiatives is a nonprofit organization that assists rural community leaders to build local capacity in order to revitalize their economies, enhance livability, and strengthen the sense of community.  11/15

Extension 4-H Associate Professor of Practice
Oregon State University Extension Service is recruiting for a full-time (1.0 FTE) fixed-term, 4-H Program Associate Professor of Practice in Hood River County.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience. To review posting and apply, please visit Apply to posting #0016088. Closing date: 11/09/15. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.   11/6

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking individuals to serve as Area Representatives in your local community.  ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United States for high school students from around the world.  Students are 15 to 18 years of age, have passed a series of academic and character requirements and are awaiting an opportunity to embark on their American Adventure. Area Representatives recruit and screen prospective host families, interview students to study abroad and supervise the exchange students in their community.  Area representatives are compensated based on the number of students they are supervising. There is also a great bonus opportunity. ASSE’s primary goal is to contribute to International understanding by enabling students to learn about other languages and cultures through active participation in family, school and community life. ASSE’s Area Representatives are the cornerstone of the organization, making all of this possible! For more information about ASSE or becoming an Area Representative, please call our Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or email us at We look forward to welcoming you to the ranks of Area Representatives nationwide – striving towards a world of understanding, one child at a time! 12/25


APARTMENT.                                                                                                                          Grass Valley, 2 bedroom apartment. #1400 square feet. Pellet stove. Large laundry room. HUGE bathroom with shower and claw foot tub. Don’t miss a chance to take a peek at this wonderful lay out. Located just on the edge of town. $850 per month.  All utilizes included, except pellets for stove. 5419995317. Please leave a message. Seen by appointment only.  


PROPANE STOVE. Complete and excellent working Blaze King gas fireplace for sale with thermostat. $450 or best offer. Contact 541-993-4568   11/27

2009 HONDA ODYSSEY & 2001 FORD E-350. For sale by Sherman County:    2009 HONDA ODYSSEY EX-L Minivan V6 3.5 Liter, FWD 5-Spd Automatic W/Overdrive Current Mileage: 156,766 miles. As is condition. Minimum Bid: $ 6,500.00. /// 2001 Ford E-350, V-10, Automatic Transmission, Current Mileage: 109,128 miles, As is condition, Minimum Bid:  $ 5,000.00. Sealed bids must be submitted to the Sherman County Court, P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039 by 5:00 pm December 1, 2015. On the outside of the sealed bid envelope, clearly indicate which vehicle the bid is for.  Inside the envelope, include the vehicle you are bidding on, the bid amount, your name, phone number, and address. Bids will be opened and read aloud during County Court on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Vehicle and vehicle records may be inspected at the Sherman County Courthouse. Call the transportation office at 541-565-3553 for an appointment Monday through Thursday. For additional information, contact the office of the Sherman County Court at 541-565-3416.   11/27

10″ Compound Miter Saw. Ryobi TS1343L with laser guide. Purchased New in May 2012 for $119.00.   Selling for $60.00 Red 541-965-1227 12/24




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THE LEAN-TO CAFÉ & GOOSE PIT SALOON will be open on Sundays, 11 to 4 o’clock, October through January. ~ Kathy Neihart, Owner/Proprietor, 1214 Clark Street, Wasco, Oregon 541-442-5709     1/22


Agri-Times Northwest – twice-monthly

The Dalles Chronicle

The Goldendale Sentinel | 117 W. Main St., Goldendale, WA 98620 (509) 773-3777 | |

The Times-Journal – a weekly serving Wheeler, Gilliam & Sherman counties, P.O. Box 746, Condon, OR 97823 | 541-384-2411 $35/year

Wheeler County News. Print Newspaper & Online Advertising. PO Box 190, Spray, OR 97874. Out-of-County subscription: $30/year. In-County: $24/year.




Sherman Preschool and North Sherman Preschool invite Sherman County residents to give their opinions and thoughts on the potential of one or both preschools moving to the new school being built in Moro. Please click the link below & answer 10 short questions to help both preschool boards make the best decision for current and future preschool children in Sherman County.  If you prefer to complete a “hard copy” version of the survey you can find copies at either preschool or Little Wheats Daycare.  Thank you for your input.  11/6

2. Calendar (new or corrected)


1-November 15 Raven Skyriver: Submerge, Sculpted Glass at Maryhill Museum of Art

1-November 15 Maryhill Favorites: R.H. Ives Gammel & His Students at Maryhill Museum of Art

1-November 15 Sam Hill & the Columbia River Highway, Black & White Prints, Maryhill Museum of Art

1-November 15 Native Peoples of The Dalles Region, Photo Prints, Maryhill Museum of Art

6 Sherman County | No School | Parent-Teacher Conferences

7 Sherman County High School Football OSAA 1st Round Play-offs 1 p.m. at Powers

7 Klindt’s Booksellers & Stationers Hosts Northwest Author Festival 2-5

7 Artini, 58th Annual Art Auction 6 The Dalles Art Center

9 Tri-County Court 12-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

9 Wasco City Council 6 City Hall re: Ordinance

9 Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting 7 Sherman Public/School Library

10 North Central Oregon Public Health District 3 p.m. The Dalles

10 Republican Debate

10 Sherman County Public/School Library Board Meeting 5:30

11 Veterans’ Day

11-14 Tri-State Wheat Convention

11 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Meeting 12:30

12 Family Fun Night at Sherman County Public/School Library 6 p.m. 541-565-3279

12 Deadline: Sherman Development League Grant/Loan Applications

12-15 Oregon School Boards Association Annual Conference

14 Ice Age Mammoth Drawing Workshop, Talk & Dinner, Discovery Center (541) 296-8600 ext. 201, visit

14 One-day Book Sale 10-4 Friends of the Goldendale Library

15 Sherman County Historical Society Fall Dinner Program | Wasco Annex | Speaker: Keith Mobley RSVP 541-565-3232

16-20 Association of Oregon Counties Conference in Eugene

17 Wasco City Council 7

18 SAIF Series of Free Ag Safety Seminar in The Dalles

20 Meeting & Process Facilitation Workshop, Nov. 20, Dec 11 (541)506-6011

21 Fall Festival with Crafters & Vendors 10-2 Condon

21 4th Annual Max Nogle Dinner/Dance | Grass Valley Pavilion

23 Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Board 1-4 The Dalles

23 Mid-Columbia Community Action Council Board 5:30 The Dalles

23 Photography Club 7 Sherman Public/School Library

26 Thanksgiving



1 Tri-County Mental Health 12-3 The Dalles

2 Sherman County Court 9

2 Public Hearing/Continued: Marijuana Ordinance 11 Circuit Courtroom, Courthouse

3 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Board Meeting 12 NORCOR

3-5 Oregon Cattlemen Annual Convention in Bend

3-5 Oregon Sheep Growers Meeting at Sunriver near Bend

5 Christmas Open House & Museum Store Sale | Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro

5 Sherman Bazaar & Christmas Tree Sale | Sherman Jr./Sr. High School near Moro

7 The Trail Band | Christmas Concert | The Civic Auditorium, The Dalles

8 Sherman County Area Watershed Council 11:30 OSU Extension Office, Burnet Building, Moro

9 Sherman County Community & Senior Center Advisory Meeting 12:30

9 Sherman County Watershed Council 1 Moro

10 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 4 Klickitat County

11 Meeting & Process Facilitation Workshop, Dec 11 (541)506-6011

16 Sherman County Court 9

18-31 Sherman County School District Christmas Break

22 First Day of Winter

25 Christmas

28 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10-12 The Dalles

30 Sherman High vs. Heppner High Prep Series at the Moda Center


23 Annual Robert Burns Supper in Condon


2-4 Spokane Ag Expo

6 Sherman County Court 9

9-11 World Ag Expo at Tulare, California

10-13 National Farm Machinery Show, Louisville, Kentucky

15 Sherman County 4-H Registration Deadline


18 Deadline | Sherman County Uplands Restoration Project

Sherman County eNews #352


  1. Special Events in Sherman County, Dec. 5th
  2. Oregon School Boards Association Annual Conference, Nov. 12-15
  3. A Call for Entries, Sherman County Public/School Library Art Exhibition
  4. SAIF Series of Free Ag Safety Seminar in The Dalles, Nov. 18
  5. Notice of Public Hearing: Marijuana Ordinance, Dec. 2
  6. Central Oregon Road Construction UPDATE: Week of November 9, 2015
  7. Links

Sherman County eNews #352

1. Special Events in Sherman County, Dec. 5th

Saturday, December 5th

Sherman County Holiday Bazaar

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sherman Jr/Sr. School cafeteria

Moro Oregon

Hosted by Sherman County Fair Board

Vendor form:

Contact: Beth 541-980-1821 of an evening.

Saturday, December 5th

Sherman High School Basketball Tourney

Sherman Jr./Sr. High School

Soup/Salad Lunch

Saturday, December 5th

Sherman County Public/School Library

Sherman Jr./Sr. High School

Annual Library Book Sale

Saturday, December 5th

Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro

Shopping at The Museum Store

Special Sales

Book Signing.

  1. Oregon School Boards Association Annual Conference, Nov. 12-15

~ Ore. School Boards Assn.

The largest annual statewide gathering of local school board members and school administrators will take place Nov. 12-15 in downtown Portland. More than 800 attendees from Oregon’s K-12 school districts, education service districts, charter schools and community colleges are expected for the Oregon School Boards Association’s 69th Annual Convention at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 S.W. Naito Parkway. Credentialed media are welcome to attend any and all of the public sessions without pre-registration. We do request that media members obtain a name badge at the registration desk at the Marriott in the lower level 1 foyer. A one-day workshop for administrative professionals will be held Thursday, Nov. 12. The full conference begins Friday, Nov. 13, and runs into the weekend, and includes workshops ranging from charter schools to social media best practices to facility planning. Friday will also see the debut of a new video as part of “The Promise of Oregon” campaign. Featured speakers include school safety authority John-Michael Keyes (Friday), Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author Nicholas Kristof (Saturday), and motivational speaker Donna Hartley (Sunday). A full schedule of workshops and speakers can be found at OSBA is a member services agency for more than 200 locally elected boards serving school districts, education service districts and community colleges. It also provides services to charter schools and their boards.

  1. A Call for Entries, Sherman County Public/School Library Art Exhibition

a call for entries

Sherman County Public/School Library announces

a bi-monthly art exhibition

(to be displayed on the gallery wall in the Library foyer).


December 3 – January 30

“In Quiet Light”


Open to artists and residents of Sherman County.

Each artist may submit a maximum of 2 entries.



All 2-dimensional media will be considered (drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, mixed media, collage, textile arts, etc.).

Entries must be recent, original works (no copies, patterns, etc.).

Artwork must be suitably prepared for display; framed, wired, ready for hanging as appropriate; (please, no easel-back props on frames).


Artwork is to be submitted December 1 – 3 during Library hours.

The show will be juried and hung on December 3.

The show will open on December 3 and close on January 30.

Artwork is to be picked up January 30 – February 3 during Library hours.


A juror will select the pieces to be included in the show using standard criteria (quality, adherence to the theme, space constraints, etc.).

While every precaution will be taken to protect entries from damage or loss, artwork is not insured by Sherman County Public/School Library.


Jeanney McArthur

Sherman County Public/School Library

65912 High School Loop

Moro, Oregon 97039


  1. SAIF Series of Free Ag Safety Seminar in The Dalles, Nov. 18

SUMMARY: SAIF’s annual series of free, ag safety seminars — held all over Oregon from November to March — aims to reduce the number of work-related injuries. A seminar will be held in The Dalles on November 18. More info at Every year, work-related injuries in U.S. agriculture cost $8.3 billion. And that figure includes only medical costs and lost productivity. Other monetary losses include broken machinery, hiring and retraining employees, and reduced production output because of the disruption. The human toll is even worse.

Designed primarily for people working in agriculture, anyone with an interest in agricultural safety is welcome to attend. Employers with small agricultural businesses who attend the seminar will meet OSHA’s instructional requirement, one of four requirements that exempt small agricultural establishments from random OSHA inspections. This year, seminars will be held in 16 Oregon cities: Ontario, La Grande, Madras, The Dalles, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Hillsboro, Hermiston, Wilsonville, Hood River, Medford, Woodburn, Clackamas, Bandon, and Klamath Falls. Spanish-language seminars will be held in Hillsboro, Hermiston, Wilsonville, Hood River, The Dalles, Salem, Woodburn, and Klamath Falls. The seminars, which begin in November and run through March, are held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and include lunch.

  1. Notice of Public Hearing: Marijuana Ordinance, Dec. 2

Notice of Public Hearing

Sherman County Court

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, the Sherman County Court will hold a continuance of the November 4th, 2015 public hearing at 11:00 a.m. in the Circuit Court Room at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039.

The purpose of the hearing is to continue to receive testimony and consider adoption of an Ordinance Declaring a Ban on Medical Marijuana Processing Sites, Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Recreational Marijuana Producers, Recreational Marijuana Processors, Recreational Marijuana Wholesalers, and/or Recreational Marijuana Retailers in all areas subject to the jurisdiction of Sherman County, Oregon, and Declaring an Emergency.

Copies of the proposed Ordinance are available for review in the office of the Sherman County Court. Written testimony or questions may be directed to the Sherman County Court at P.O. Box 365, Moro, Oregon 97039; 541-565-3416.


  1. Central Oregon Road Construction UPDATE: Week of November 9, 2015

For further information contact:

Rex Holloway


The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is continuing to invest in Oregon’s future with roadway improvement projects throughout Oregon’s central region (ODOT Region 4). ODOT is committed to providing a safe, efficient transportation system. The following projects reflect ODOT’s commitment to make improvements as traffic numbers rise and to make the roadways safer and more efficient for drivers. All work is dependent on weather conditions. Red denotes new or updated information.


I-84: The Dalles – Fifteenmile Creek MP 83.5 – 88.5

Wildish Standard Paving Company will be replacing the concrete pavement located on Interstate 84 within the city limits of The Dalles. They will also be constructing a new bridge on I-84 over Threemile Creek. The work will take place in stages in order to minimize delays and ensure that both freeway lanes are open in each direction during peak traffic volumes this summer and over holiday weekends.

Starting September 8th traffic will be placed in a single lane in each direction to continue the second major stage of construction. During this stage construction, the westbound lanes will be removed and replaced with 12 inches of continually reinforced concrete. The second major stage of construction will be completed by Thanksgiving 2015.

During the week of November 9th the contractor will continue the concrete paving of the westbound lanes of I-84.

I-84 travel is reduced to a single lane in the east and west bound directions from MP 83.75 to MP 88.0.The traffic switch will be in effect from September 8th to November 24th. Speeds have been reduced to 50mph on I-84 through the work zone.

Traffic can expect minimal to 20 minute delays.

US 97: Moro to Madras

KERR Contractors will be replacing 29 miles of pavement on U.S. 97 between Grass Valley (MP 27.1) and Shaniko (MP 56.7). The project also includes the construction of passing lanes between MP 43.8 and MP 45.4, installation of new highway signs between Moro and Madras, and adding ADA compliant sidewalk ramps in Grass Valley.

During the week of November 9th the contractor will be flagging US 97 at various locations to assist in sign installations between MP19 to MP88. Also, the contractor will be winterizing the construction zone of the new passing lane work and performing some cleanup operations. Traffic can expect 15 minute delays Sunday 7pm through Friday 3pm.

  1. Links: explore ~ investigate ~ search ~ probe ~ examine ~ research ~ study ~ think

Amber Waves | Food, Farming & Natural Resources

Rural Development Initiatives

Cottonwood Canyon State Park

Book | Who was Ernie Kuck?

Hwy. 97 Biggs to Madras Corridor Plan

Author David McCullough | Oregon Historical Society

Linus Pauling

Beaverton road project unearths Oregon history


Martin Luther 23 min.

Lots of Quizzes

How Congress Reached a Deal to Stop a Medicare Premium Spike, and How Seniors Will Pay the Cost Eventually By Caitlin Owens, National Journal

13 Reasons

Biofuel & Climate

Technology Device Ownership: 2015

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Thank you!
Sherry Kaseberg