Sherman County eNews #50


  1. Little League Registration & Sign up to Coach and Volunteer
  2. Sherman County School District Surplus Sale, March 1
  3. An Invitation: Sherman County is Turning 127!
  4. Dr. Jerry Harsch   – 2015
  5. Tenth Annual Gorge Ride Registration Open
  6. Oregon Air National Guard Conducting F15 Training Missions, Feb. 16-25
  7. Links

1. Little League Registration & Sign up to Coach and Volunteer

It’s that time of year to sign up for Little League!

Registration dates are as follows:

  • Sunday, Feb. 21st from 2-3:30pm @ The Wasco Annex
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 6:30-7:30pm @ The Wasco AnnexCost is $40 per child. Ask about our family discount if signing up more than two. Cost will go up to $50 for late registrations.We are in need of coaches and volunteers to make this year successful. If interested please let us know at registrations.

2. Sherman County School District Surplus Sale, March 1


Sherman County School District Surplus Sale – Monday, March 1, 2016

Sealed bidding will close at 2:00 p.m.

with immediate announcement of bid results.

At the February 8, 2016 Regular Board Meeting of the Sherman County School District,the Board of Directors declared the following items to be offered as surplus:

1 –          Ansul Hood (approximately 7’ x 3’9”)  Minimum Bid $800.00

1 –          Rollup Door (approximately 7’10” x 4’ 2”)

10 –         8’-4 bulb fluorescent light fixtures

1 –          11 hp Briggs and Stratton Pressure Washer

1 –          11’6” 2×6 Coat Rack with Wooden Pegs

The process of selling these surplus items will be done through a sealed bidding process. This allows for a fair and open sale for interested parties.  Bidders may view the items by calling (541) 565-3500 or by contacting Wes Owens at and making an appointment with Sherman County School District. Sealed bids must be submitted using the official Bid Proposal Form that will be available at Sherman County School District office or on the District website. Sealed bids must be received by Sherman County School District located at 65912 High School Loop, Moro, OR prior to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. At 2:01 p.m. all bids will be read aloud in the meeting room of the Sherman County Public/School Library.

By bidding, a potential purchaser is confirming their acceptance of these terms and conditions:

  • All items are offered “As-Is” and “Where-Is” with no warranty or other guarantee as to its condition or fitness for any use or purpose;
  • Purchaser agrees to remove surplus items within seven (7) days of winning the bid;
  • Cash or checks will be accepted and must be made payable to Sherman County School District;
  • There shall be no refunds and all sales are final.

Sherman County School District reserves the right to reject any or all bids received, to award any or all of the various items to separate bidders, to waive any informalities in the bids, and to award as best serves the interest of the District and the Public. All dimensions are approximate.

3. An Invitation: Sherman County is Turning 127!

Members of the community are invited to help us celebrate with cake and punch!

Where: Sherman County Courthouse – Circuit Courtroom

Date: Thursday, February 25th

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

4. Dr. Jerry Harsch   – 2015  

~ American Veterinary Medical Association

Dr. Jerry Harsch, died at age 83 on February 17, 2016, at his home in Medford, Oregon. He grew up on a farm in Bothell, attended Roosevelt High School in Seattle, studied Veterinary Medicine at the University of Washington for two years, and then earned his doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1955 from Washington State University. In 1964, Jerry purchased Mid-Columbia Veterinary Clinic in Goldendale, where he developed the practice, with primary interest in equine and bovine practice, until he retired in 2000. During his tenure in Goldendale, the clinic established a facility for large-animal medical and surgical procedures.

Jerry loved Goldendale. When asked why he chose Goldendale, he replied, “This is where we wanted to live. And I believe if you’re good at what you do, people will come to you.” This proved to be true; in addition to a growing practice throughout Klickitat, Gilliam and Sherman Counties and the Yakima Valley, the clinic also served clients from as far as California to the south and Canada to the north.

In 1971, the Mid-Columbia Veterinary Clinic was the featured “Practice Profile” in The Journal of the American Veterinary Association. The article quotes Jerry: “You have to consider the ranchers as friends, rather than as clients. And they are indeed our friends – our best friends.” Throughout the 36 years he practiced, ranchers and pet owners alike were among his friends.  Jerry received a number of honors, including Goldendale Boss of the Year, Klickitat County Achievement Award, and Sherman County Achievement Award. He also served for eight years on the Goldendale School Board. Jerry’s parents were Alfred and Belle Harsch. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Harsch, his children, Sasha and Kenton Harsch, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

5. Tenth Annual Gorge Ride Registration Open

Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway announce the Tenth annual fundraising Gorge Ride to be held on June 18, 2016. Registration is now open through . For more information visit . This event is part of the Season of Celebration for the Historic Columbia River Highway Centennial.

6. Oregon Air National Guard F15 Night Training Missions, Feb. 16-25

American flag2PORTLAND, Oregon – The Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing will conduct routine F-15 night training missions, February 16-25, 2016. The night training allows the Citizen-Airmen pilots based at the Portland Air National Guard Base to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements. Night flying is conducted almost monthly as it provides essential training for nighttime maneuvers. Training flights will be completed each evening before 10:30 p.m. About the 142nd Fighter Wing: The Portland Air National Guard Base employs 1,500 Airmen who provide an economic impact of nearly $500 million to the region. The 142nd Fighter Wing defends our homeland with F-15 Eagle fighter jets, guarding the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border, on 24-hour Aerospace Control Alert as part of Air Combat Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Their mission is to provide unequalled, mission-ready units to sustain combat aerospace superiority and peacetime tasking any time, any place in service to our nation, state and community.


7. Links

Commentary: The United States at the Point of No Return

President Obama Uses Antiquities Act to Lock off Additional 1.8 Million Acres

Mary Bulloch & the Bureau of Land Management [BLM]

BLM Accused of Secret Collusion with Environmental Groups

Commentary: Capitalism is Freedom, Socialism is Slavery

Common Sense Capitalism, Animated Charts

Why Antonin Scalia was a jurist of colossal consequence


George Will’s 2015 Opening Day Quiz

Taxpayer Association of Oregon | Oregon Watchdog

Navy Considers Railgun for Zumwalt Class Destroyer

The American Thinker – free daily internet publication devoted to the thoughtful exploration of issues of importance to Americans.

Bernard Goldberg

My Way | Frank Sinatra

News Anchor Fashions

VideoBlocks Unlimited Library

What Voters Want in a President