Sherman County eNews #375


1. Notice: Sherman County School District CLOSED Dec. 4

2. Classified Ads (new or corrected)

3. Calendar (new or corrected)



1.Notice: Sherman County School District Closure, Dec. 4

The Sherman County School District has closed for Friday, December 4, 2015 due to road conditions in some parts of the county.  With the closure, we will not play the scheduled Sherman Invitational Tournament on Friday.  However, we are still planning to play on Saturday.

Here is Saturday’s schedule:

Game #1        11:00 a.m.           Girls:     Culver vs. Mac Hi

Game #2        12:30 p.m.           Boys:     Culver vs. Mac Hi

Game #3        2:00 p.m.             Girls:     North Lake vs. Sherman

Game #4        3:30 p.m.             Boys:     North Lake vs. Sherman

11:00 – 2:00   Christmas Tree Sale in high school parking lot

11:00 – 2:00   Soup, Breadstick & Cookie Sale

Bill Blevins, Principal, Sherman County Jr./Sr. High School



2. Classified Ads (new or corrected)


CONGRATULATIONS & THANK YOU, REFEREE LEE KASEBERG! 35 years! Wonderful story in Wasco Electric Cooperative RURALITE!


NORTH SHERMAN PRESCHOOL GALA of TREES! North Sherman Preschool Gala of Trees will be held at the Wasco Farm Store. Trees will be available for viewing November 23rd-December 5th. You can purchase tickets from any of the preschool children or at the Wasco Farm Store. Drawing will be held December 5th at noon. Please support North Sherman Preschool buy purchasing your tickets for the Gala of Trees!!

SHERMAN COUNTY HOLIDAY BAZAAR. The Sherman County Fair Board invites you to make it a day in Moro on December 5th! The Bazaar, a Soup/Salad Lunch, Sherman Public/School Library Book Sale & a Basketball Tourney, Soup/Salad Lunch, Book Sale at Sherman Jr./Sr. High School… from 10 until 2 on  December 5th. See information and table vendor form at or contact Beth at 541-980-1821 of an evening.

FUND RAISING OPPORTUNITY | Concessions | Sherman Basketball Games. See Basketball Schedule.  Dec. 4 & 5 are already taken. Call Sherman County School District Food Service Manager Ree Ella von Borstel. 541-565-3500.


OFFICE COORDINATOR/FINANCIAL OFFICER. Office Coordinator / Financial Officer. Status: At Will Employee. FLSA Status:  Exempt. Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District accepting applications for Office Coordinator / Financial Officer.  FT position, salary based on qualifications. Computer and basic accounting skills preferred. Must have strong organizational skills. The SWCD Office Coordinator/Financial Officer is responsible for general office organization and as Financial Officer, performs accounting work. Work involves preparing financial records, documents, and reports. Financial Officer works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Located in Moro, OR.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  For more information or for the full job description call (541) 565-3216 Ext. 3 or go to SALARY:  Bi-weekly (40 hrs/week)+ benefits; Starting Range (DOE) between $31,628 to $42,000  ~ Kayla von Borstel, Sherman County SWCD, Sherman County Area Watershed Council Coordinator. P.O. Box 405, 302 Scott Street, Moro, OR 97039  


HOLIDAY GIFTS at RDO EQUIPMENT COMPANY in WASCO! Avoid the crowds. Skip the Black Friday madness and Cyber Monday burnout.  And get great holiday gifts you won’t find anywhere else at RDO Equipment Company in Wasco. From John Deere toys for the kids, to clothing, accessories and tools for adults, there’s something for everyone on your list.  Shop at RDO Equipment Company, located at 95421 Hwy 206 in Wasco, for all your holiday gifts this season!      12/24

1986 VW CABRIOLET Red, black top (brand new), clean title, manual gearbox, towing mount and hitch included (pull behind your RV). Owner’s manual included. New belts and gas pumps need changing out, not installed but included.  Fun, nimble little car and an awesome companion. Selling because it is not deer safe and cannot have a bull-bar. This VW Cabriolet needs a new partner! $2500, contact 541-993-7017 for details.    12/4

CHRISTMAS TREES & WREATHS. Sophomore Class Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale, December 5, at Sherman Jr/Sr High School 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM 

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

SERVICES: [home, personal, appliance, landscape, fencing, cleaning, maintenance, janitorial, computer, construction, sewing, repairs, transportation, media, pre-school, day care]

SHERMAN COUNTY BUSINESS DIRECTORY.  Sherman County businesses & services may be listed on the Sherman County website at under agri-business by town. Please contact Sherman County Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez

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 County eNews.  Sherman County eNews has moved! It’s a blog, a Sherman County eNews blog! Visit to subscribe to the new Sherman County eNews.

3. Calendar (new or corrected)


1-18 Sherman County Public/School Library Mitten Tree

1-11 Husky Hygiene Hustle & Sherman County Food Bank

3-6 Shaniko Christmas Market 10-3 o’clock Shaniko Stagecoach Station & Museum

4 Sherman Invitational Basketball Tournament 3 SJSHS  CANCELED

5 Christmas Shopping, Sherman Husky Gear SJSHS

5 Stuff the Bus for the Sherman County Food Bank SJSHS

5-18 Socks for Soldiers boxes for new socks at the Moro branch Bank of Eastern Oregon, Huskey’s 97 Market, Sherman County Public/School Library, Sherman Jr./Sr. High School, Sherman Elementary School in Grass Valley or the Wasco Post Office.

5 Sherman Invitational Basketball Tournament 11 SJSHS

5 Open House & Museum Store Sale | Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro 10-3

5 Rick Steber Presentation/Book Signing 11 at the Museum

5 Sherman Bazaar  | Sherman Jr./Sr. High School 10-2

5 Sherman Sophomore Class Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale 11-2 SJSHS

5 Sherman County Public/School Library at SJSHS Book Sale & Mitten Tree

5 North Sherman Preschool Gala of Trees at The Farm Store in Wasco

5 Ultimate Christmas Party / Kids 5-12 at 11:30 Sherman Public/School Library

5 Condon Light Festival & Parade, Tree Lighting 5:30

6 Mt. View Guest House Bed & Breakfast Open House 1-3 600 Yates Street, Wasco.

7 Sherman County School District Design Committee 1:30 Library

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

7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

8 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

8 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 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

10 Sherman Conservation District & Watershed Council Annual Meetings 6 Wasco Annex  RSVP 541-565-3216 x 109

10 Sherman Elementary School Book Tree Family Book Exchange

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

12 Cascade Singers & Childrens’ Choir 7 Zion Lutheran Church 10th & Union, The Dalles

13 Cascade Singers & Childrens’ Choir 3 Zion Lutheran Church 10th & Union, The Dalles

13 Historical Christmas Open House & Flea Market 11-4 Civic Auditorium, The Dalles

13 U.S. National Guard Birthday (1636)

15 Open House with Sherman County Courthouse Facilities Committee 3-4

15 CNN Republican Presidential Candidates’ Debate

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


9 Wasco County Medical Reserve Corps’ 3rd Annual Blanket Drive

12 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Building, Moro

12 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

12 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

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

20 Sherman County Court 9

23 Annual Robert Burns Supper in Condon

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

27 Tri-County Courts [Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler] 9-2 Burnet Building, Moro


2-4 Spokane Ag Expo

9-11 World Ag Expo at Tulare, California

15 Sherman County 4-H Registration Deadline


18 Deadline | Sherman County Uplands Restoration Project

A volunteer project since 1999, Sherman County eNews is a free email news service for Sherman County and the region. High priority is placed on positive, community-building information and news. A community calendar [no deadline] and special notices [Wednesday deadline] are posted on Fridays. Friday’s Spiritual Matters is a collaborative project with county religious organizations.

Thank you!
Sherry Kaseberg

Sherman County eNews #374


1. Sherman County School District Design Committee Now Set for Dec. 7

2. Special Events in Sherman County, Dec.4 & 5

3. Sherman County: For The Record in the Mail & for Sale at The Museum Store, Dec. 5

4. Remember Local Needs for Year-end Giving

5. North Sherman Pre-School Gala of Trees Raffle, Dec. 5

6. Links


“There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war.” —George Washington, 1793


1. Sherman County School District Design Committee Now Set for Dec. 7

Due to school closure again today, the Design Committee meeting has been cancelled and rescheduled for Monday, December 7 at 1:30 p.m. in the Library Program Room.

Questions? Contact Wes (541-993-7273) or Jeanie Pehlke

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

Saturday, December 5th

The Museum Store

Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro

10-3 O’clock – No admission fee

10% Off Sale at The Museum Store

Extra 10% Off Sale for Historical Society Members

Jane Kirkpatrick’s newest book

Forest’s Yule Logs

Rick Steber’s Presentation and Book Signing 11 a.m.

Shopping for Gifts?

How about a Sherman County Historical Society membership!


Saturday, December 5th

Sherman County Holiday Bazaar

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

Soup and Salad Lunch

Sherman Jr/Sr. High School cafeteria

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


Friday & Saturday, December 4th & 5th

Sherman Booster Club at SJSHS w/AJ’s Printed Apparel

Get your Husky Gear!

***Two Days Only***

Sweatshirts, t-shirts & baseball caps, personalized.

Questions? Contact


Saturday, December 5th

Sherman Sophomore Class

Sherman Jr./Sr. High School 9-2 o’clock

Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale


Saturday, December 4th & 5th

Sherman High School Student Council

Stuff the Bus with donations of non-perishable food items or money

During the Basketball Tournament! A class competition!


Saturday, December 5th

Sherman County Public/School Library

Sherman Jr./Sr. High School

Annual Library Book Sale

Remember to decorate the Mitten Tree! 



Sherman High School Student Council

Socks for Soldiers

Boxes for un-used [new] socks to be sent to soldiers are placed at the Moro Bank of Eastern Oregon, Huskey’s 97 Market, Sherman County Public/School Library, Sherman Jr/Sr High, Sherman Elementary School in Grass Valley, and the Wasco Post Office.


3. Sherman County: For The Record in the Mail & for Sale at The Museum Store, Dec. 5

Sherman County: For the Record, vol. 33, no. 2, the twice-yearly historical anthology published by Sherman County Historical Society, is in the mail to members of the Historical Society. This and earlier issues make great Christmas gifts and may be purchased at The Museum Store and Open House at the Historical Museum in Moro on December 5th between 10 and 3 o’clock.

Read all about the Moro 1st and 2nd grade tumbling teams decked out in uniforms made from parachute fabric and, instead of numbers, with livestock brands; Robert Ziegler’s accounts of growing up in Grass Valley and WWII experiences in New Guinea, Philippines and Japan; Hotel Sherman and the Good Roads movement; James Hartley; part four of the Adobe Point Kid; part two of the Red Cross Water Safety Program; and memorial gifts. You’ll be amazed!


 4. Remember Local Needs for Year-end Giving

         Please submit corrections and completed addresses!

* tax-deductible non-profit organization


Give to these organizations

to honor someone with a shared interest,

to recognize someone’s achievement or success,

in memory or remembrance,

to express your appreciation, or

a gift for someone who has everything.


  • *ABC Huskies Day Care, Sherman County Child Care Foundation, P.O. Box __, Wasco, OR 97065
  • *Little Wheats Day Care Inc., P.O. Box 71, Moro, OR 97039
  • *Maryhill Museum of Art, 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, WA 98620
  • *North Sherman Pre-school, Inc., P.O. Box 308, Wasco, OR 97065
  • * Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon Cultural Trust, 775 Summer Street NE, Ste 200, Salem, OR 97301 – a portion of these funds are allocated to Sherman County Cultural Coalition for distribution, & matched to local cultural non-profit gifts provide a tax credit.
  • OSU Extension 4-H Programs, P.O. Box 385, Moro, OR 97039
  • Pioneer Potlatch
  • Rufus Community Center, City of Rufus,
  • Sherman County Ambulance, PO Box , Moro, OR 97039
  • *Sherman County Athletic Foundation, PO Box 191, Moro, OR 97039
  • Sherman County Cultural Coalition
  • *Sherman County Food Bank, Mid-Columbia Community Action Council, 312 E. 4th Street, The Dalles, OR 97058 [Designate recipient county.]
  • *Sherman County Historical Society & Museum, P.O. Box 173, Moro, OR 97039 –qualifies for Oregon Cultural Trust Tax Credits
  • *Sherman County Junior Hoops, c/o Sherman County Athletic Foundation, PO Box 191, Moro, OR 97039
  • Sherman County Lions Club, P.O. Box 27, Wasco, OR 97065
  • Sherman County Little League
  • Sherman Parent Teacher Organization
  • Sherman County Public/School Library, 69512 High School Loop, Moro, OR 97039
  • Sherman County Scholarship Association, Attn: Gary Shelton, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, Oregon 97039.
  • *Sherman Development League, P.O. Box 11, Moro, OR 97039
  • *Sherman Experiment Station Foundation, P.O. Box ___, Moro, OR 97039
  • *Sherman Preschool, P.O. Box 66, Moro, OR 97039
  • *Wasco Cemetery Association, Sun Rise Cemetery, PO Box   , Wasco, OR 97065
  • Wasco RR Depot & History Center
  • *Wasco Salmon/Steelhead Tournament, P.O. Box ____, Wasco, OR 97065
  • *Your church.

5. North Sherman Pre-School Gala of Trees Raffle, Dec. 5

Gala of Trees

Hosted by Mid Columbia Producers

To benefit North Sherman Pre-School, Inc.

Raffle for fully decorated Christmas trees or wreaths.

Drawing on Saturday, Dec. 5th

Buy your tickets $5 at The Farm Store in Wasco

Preview the trees at The Farm Store

Place your raffle ticket in the box closest to the

Tree or wreath you would like a chance to win.

If you are unable to attend the preview,

Please leave your ticket with the person from whom it was purchased.

This ad is sponsored by Morrow County Grain Growers.

6. Links 

Fishers of the Yakama Nation 

Haines Steak House

The Horn News – We are proudly American and fiercely independent. We’re direct, honest, unbiased — and often outspoken. But we’re never dull.

Wheeler County News

Historic Oregon Newspapers

Oregon Newspapers Online

The Pulse of Oregon Agriculture

Debate: OSU Socratic Club – Health Insurance

Immigrant integration into American society