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

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Thank you!
Sherry Kaseberg