Sherman County eNews #30


  1. Classifieds
  2. Calendar

1. Classifieds (new or corrected)


THANK YOU! The Senior & Community Center held a “Pizza Nite” on January 20, 2016.  I would like to give a big thank you to Papa Murphy’s in The Dalles for donating a variety of delicious pizzas.  Another big thank you to the Senior Center’s Advisory Board for donating a variety of yummy salads.  The last thank you goes to those who came and enjoyed!  It was a success, thanks to everyone involved!  ~ Jan Byram, Manager


SHERMAN PRESCHOOL VALENTINE TRUFFLES. Sherman Preschool is selling Valentine Truffles again this year. Purchase these delicious truffles $6 for 1/2 dozen or $10 for a dozen. Truffles are packaged in Valentine treat bags and you may add a personal message. Truffles will be available from the person you ordered them from the morning of Thursday Feb. 11th. Please speak with a Sherman Preschool family or contact Carrie Somnis at 541-215-0974 or Thank you for supporting Sherman Preschool! 2/9

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).  1/29

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:        2/5


ASSISTANT PROVIDER. Immediate Assistant Provider position open at Little Wheats Day Care, Moro, Oregon. Flexible, part time hours 5-15 hours/week. Starting at $9.25/hr. For more information, requirements and application please call 541-565-3152, or stop by 409 Dewey Street between 7:30am and 12pm M-TH to pick up an application. OPEN UNTIL FILLED. 2/29


CONSERVATION TECHNICIAN. The Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District is now accepting applications for a Conservation Technician. FT position, salary based on qualifications. High School Diploma required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required. The Conservation Technician is responsible for providing technical assistance to private landowners and to partner organizations.  Functional areas of responsibility are: Planner–working with cooperators to develop and implement conservation plans; Technician  –design and technical assistance with the implementation of conservation practices; Equipment/Vehicle –maintain District field equipment and manage routine maintenance. Conservation Technician  works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Located in Moro, OR. Applications accepted until Monday February 8th 2016.  For more information or for the full job description call (541) 565-3216 Ext. 3 or go to www.shermancountyswcd.comStatus: At Will Employee. FLSA Status: Exempt. SALARY: Bi-weekly (40 hrs/week)+ benefits. Starting Range (DOE) between $35,000 to $45,000  | 2/5


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 2/5

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

BOOKKEEPER. There’s a new bookkeeper in town! Lisa Miranda is not new to the area. She lived in Sherman County as a teenager and she is back in Rufus and looking to fill a couple of available slots she has open for new clients. She is a professional bookkeeper with over 20 years of experience with A/P, A/R, Payroll, Spreadsheets, and Journal Entries, and she has several versions of QuickBooks. Lisa is a great organizer and problem solver so if you have a shoebox full of receipts and statements you need gone through, she’s definitely your Girl Friday! She has excellent references and a wonderful resume listing all of her experience, which includes construction, advertising, and medical, just to name a few. If you are in need of a bookkeeper or know of someone who does, please contact Lisa for a list of her references and her resume, as well as her fees, which include affordable hourly and monthly rates. ~ Lisa Miranda  2/19

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      1/29


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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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)



29-Feb. 1 Wellness Center Closed

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

3 Sherman County School District Surplus Sale Bids Close & Open 2

6 Wasco County Original Courthouse History Forum 1:30

6 Republican Debate | Manchester, NH – ABC News

7 An Invitation! Dorothy Benson’s 80th Birthday Party 1-3 Sherman Senior Center

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 Valentine’s Day Silent Auction Fundraiser, 12 noon, Sherman Senior Center

10-14 Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show | Portland Expo Center

11 Sherman County Court Work Session 9:30 – 1

11 Paint Nite | Sherman County Historical Museum Benefit 6 Wasco Annex

11 Democratic Debate | Wisconsin – PBS

12 Advance Screening OPB Oregon Experience Documentary, Thomas Condon

         Discovery Center | Dinner 6, Film 7

13 Wasco County Original Courthouse History Forum 1:30

13 Republican Debate | South Carolina 9ET CBS

14 Valentine’s Day

15 President’s Day

15 Sherman County 4-H Registration Deadline

16 Sherman County Court 9

16 Sherman County Conservation Neighborhood Meeting 2 OSU Extension Office

17 Sherman County Conservation Neighborhood Meeting 2 Kent Baptist Church

18 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility Board Meeting 12 The Dalles

18 History After Hours at the Riverenza 4:30-6:30 The Riverenza, 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

25 Republican Debate | Texas – CNN

27 Wasco County Original Courthouse History Forum 1:30


1 Oregon’s New Speed Limits Begin on Select Highways

2 Sherman County Court 9

9 Democratic Debate | Miami, Florida – Univision/Washington Post

10 Republican Debate | Florida

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

19 Grass Valley Easter Egg Hunt & Skate Party 10

20 First Day of Spring

27 Easter

25 Good Friday


8 Wasco-Sherman Bull Tour, Wasco

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