Sherman County eNews #16


  1. Classifieds
  2. Calendar

1. Classifieds (new or corrected)


Sherman County Public/School Mitten Tree a Success. Thank you Sherman County Community members and School District staff and students for turning Sherman County Public/School Library’s Mitten Tree into a beautiful giving tree. Our school and community donated 44 hats, 22 pairs of gloves and mittens, 5 ear warmers, 7 scarves, 2 boot toppers, and 6 blankets to the Sherman County Food Bank. Your generosity is sincerely appreciated. ~ Marylou Martin


LITTLE WHEATS’ BENEFIT CONCESSION STAND. Saturday January, 30th:  Pulled Pork Sandwiches – MMM MMM Good!  Come cheer on your Sherman County Huskies as they take on Horizon Christian!  Little Wheats, Inc. will be selling slow smoked, authentic pulled pork sandwiches from the concessions stands at the Sherman High School Basketball games on Saturday, January 30th, 2016.  It is sure to be a fun filled day!  $5 per sandwich, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. while supplies last!!!  We promise you won’t be disappointed.  Interested in donating?? Please contact Little Wheats, Inc. at 541-565-3152, PO Box 71, Moro, OR 97039.  Thank you in advance for your support!!! (1/30/2016). 

PAINT NITE, MUSEUM BENEFIT. Paint Nite is returning to Sherman County Thursday, February 11th at 6:00 p.m. at the Wasco Annex in Wasco, Oregon!  The Sherman County Historical Museum is teaming up for another fundraiser with Paint Nite for an evening of paint, fun and laughter!  Yummy appetizers and goodies from The Feed Trough will be available for purchase along with Moody Tollbridge Winery Company wine and beer.  Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. so come early and pick out your seats!  Remember this is not an art class it is fun and it is for adults 21 and older.

Since this Paint Nite is a fundraiser for the Sherman County Historical Museum you must purchase your ticket online through the Paint Nite link provided: A portion of each ticket sold will be given to support the museum’s project to upgrade their audio/visual materials used in exhibits throughout the museum. The last Paint Nite fundraiser was a huge success and the museum was able purchase LED lights for the museum exhibits!  Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at Paint Nite!  If you have any questions you can email: director@ or call the Sherman County Historical Museum at 541-565-3232. The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon. For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website:


Mid Columbia Producers is a farmer owned risk management cooperative with facilities in Sherman, Wasco, Klickitat, Morrow, Gilliam and Deschutes Counties and a market presence throughout the Pacific Northwest.

MCP is seeking applicants to join our team as the Assistant Retail Division Manager. This position will require a hands on management approach. The chosen candidate will be responsible for the oversight and coordination efforts of our three farm stores located in Goldendale, The Dalles and Wasco.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 Communicating areas that are in need of attention to each of the store managers

 Providing training and direction to the store managers through performance evaluations as well as verbal and written coaching

 Assisting in the daily unloading of trucks, transferring products throughout the division as well as maintaining the grounds and equipment as needed

 Demonstrating awareness and compliance with loss prevention, safety policies and/or procedures

 Monitor competitive pricing, product and brand offerings, promotional activity, to insure MCP is appropriately priced and product/pricing/promotional opportunities are identified and captured

 Identifying and executing goals and objectives to reach maximum profitability throughout the division

 Making sound business decisions regarding product selection, order quantities, inventory management, gross margin management and vendor negotiations

 Safeguarding assets and consistently working toward maintaining a safe environment for customers and employees


 Must be able to operate a vehicle with a GVW of 10,000 lbs. or more, with or without a trailer in tow

 Lift, carry, push, or pull objects up to approximately 100 lbs.

 Must be within a reasonable commuting distance to each of the locations

 Experience and/or knowledge of feed programs, farm supply and hardware

 Must possess basic computer knowledge and be able to navigate with little assistance

 Must be able to accommodate a varying work schedule

 Operate with initiative, commitment, strong work ethic & sense of urgency

Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical, drug screen, background check and MVR.

As a prominent agribusiness company, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Including health insurance premiums currently paid 100% for the employee and their dependents, dental, vision and Rx coverage, 401k with company match, robust profit sharing plan, paid vacation, sick, holidays, and more.

Applications are available for download at or be picked up at the main office in Moro. Please send cover letter, application and resume to:

Mid Columbia Producers Attn: Brittany Dark

PO Box 344

Moro, OR 97039

Fax: (503)536-6875 PH: (541)565-2277


HOUSE. Completely rebuilt (not just remodeled) two story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Moro. This house was brought up to modern code. The foundation is new, as well as all electrical, plumbing (all the way to the street), fully re-sheeted roof, windows replaced, new kitchen and all fixtures. Completely insulated, replacement siding was hand cut to match the original design, walls were made to 2X6 to meet codes, all new drywall, flooring and paint. The front porch was also completely replaced and a side set of stairs leading to a new parking area. $134,499; 303 2nd st Moro, Oregon. For any questions please contact Mike Smith at 541-306-1202 or  e-mail

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.


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Mid-Columbia Housing Authority & Sherman County


Notice is hereby given that the Sherman County Court is accepting names of individuals interested in filling a vacant community position on the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board. The Housing Authority serves Sherman, Wasco and Hood River Counties and its mission is “To promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and suitable living environment, free from discrimination to those who have barriers due to income or disability.” The appointee will be expected to attend meetings and be an active board member.  Persons interested in serving should contact the Sherman County Court at P.O. Box 365, 500 Court Street, Moro, OR 97039, 541-565-3416 or . 1/22

Sherman County Fair Board Board Vacancy. Sherman County Fair Board is accepting letters of interest for board vacancy. Letters should include your experience with ours or other county fairs, (how you have been involved or have helped out at a fair, including your number of years), your other community involvement outside of the fair, and your area of strengths that can be added to our team. Some requirements include attending monthly board meetings, committing to extra time and work days in the month of August. Attendance of additional work days, meetings and trainings as they happen. One must be a resident of Sherman County. Board vacancy open until filled. Letters need to be mailed to Sherman County Fair, P.O. Box 45, Wasco, OR  97065 or e-mailed to Letters must be received by the first Tuesday of the month. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month. Further info can be obtained by contacting the Fair Board Secretary @ or 541-980-1821.




HOUSE. For rent in Moro, 3 bedroom house. Approximate move in date, by/around February 1st. Rental references are required and will be checked. For additional information and to submit your name to the list, please e-mail or call 541-980-1821 or 541-993-4400 after 5:00 p.m.


2. Calendar (new or corrected)


15 Sherman County Court Work Session with Wenaha Group 10-3 Courthouse

16 Robotics League Championship 8 Hood River

16 Vernon & Virginia Melzer’s 70th Wedding Anniversary 1-4 Wasco Annex

18 Martin Luther King Day

20 Sherman County Court 9

23 Annual Robert Burns Supper 2-5 Condon Elks Lodge

County Grain Growers, Wasco

24 Robert Burns Breakfast 7-10 Condon Elks Lodge

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

25 Sherman Photography Club Meeting Sherman County Public/School Library

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

30 Little Wheats Fundraising Concessions, Sherman High Basketball Games

30 Eagle Watch 9-2 The Dalles Dam Visitor Center

31 Ensemble of Oregon 4 St. Peter’s Landmark, The Dallles


2-4 Spokane Ag Expo

3 Sherman County Court 9

6 Wasco County Original Courthouse History Forum 1:30

7 Flea Market 11-4 Civic Auditorium, The Dalles | 541-404-0724

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

9 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

9-11 World Ag Expo at Tulare, California

10 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Committee 12:30

10 Sherman County Board of Property Tax Appeals Hearing 9-10

10-13 National Farm Machinery Show, Louisville, Kentucky

11 Paint Nite Benefit Sherman County Historical Museum 6 Wasco Annex

13 Wasco County Original Courthouse History Forum 1:30

14 Valentine’s Day

15 President’s Day

15 Sherman County 4-H Registration Deadline

17 Sherman County Court 9

18 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility Board Meeting 12 The Dalles

20 Bridal Show 11-4 Civic Auditorium, The Dalles

20 Wasco County Original Courthouse History Forum 1:30

21 Weed and Disease Workshop for Cereal Producers 8-4:30 The Dalles

22-24 National Association of Counties Legislative Conference, Washington, DC

27 Wasco County Original Courthouse History Forum 1:30


2 Sherman County Court 9

13 Daylight Saving Time Begins

15-July 4 Maryhill Museum The Big Painting Show

15 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum George E. Muehleck, Jr. International Chess Sets Gallery

15 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum American Art Pottery from the Fred L. Mitchell Collection

15 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum Maryhill Favorites: Animal Kingdom

15 – Nov. 15 Sam Hill and the Columbia River Highway

17 St. Patrick’s Day

18 Deadline | Sherman County Uplands Restoration Project

20 First Day of Spring

27 Easter

25 Good Friday


15 Earth Day 


8 Mother’s Day

21 Armed Services Day

30 Memorial Day


14 Flag Day

18 Vada’s 90th Birthday Celebration TBA

19 Father’s Day

20 First Day of Summer


4 Independence Day

16 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum American Indian Trade Blankets 



5 Labor Day

22 First Day of Autumn


10 Columbus Day


6 Daylight Saving Time Ends

8 Election Day

11 Veterans Day

24 Thanksgiving


7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

21 First Day of Winter

24 Christmas Eve

25 Christmas

31 New Year’s Eve