Sherman County eNews #77


  1. Spiritual Matters
  2. Classifieds
  3. Calendar




1. Spiritual Matters: Unleashing the Bestowals of Heaven


“If a small number of people gather lovingly together, with absolute purity and sanctity, with their hearts free of the world, experiencing the emotions of the Kingdom and the powerful magnetic forces of the Divine, and being at one in their happy fellowship, that gathering will exert its influence over all the earth. The nature of that band of people, the words they speak, the deeds they do, will unleash the bestowals of Heaven, and provide a foretaste of eternal bliss.” ~ Baha’i Writings



This is already happening in many places around the globe.  In spite of the innumberable tribulations in the world, these gatherings are releasing the “magnetic forces of the Divine,” thus creating a new world in its midst.   There is hope.


The Baha’i Faith

Erling and Pat Jacobsen


2. Classifieds (new or corrected)





Little Wheats, Inc. Daycare in Moro, OR will be hosting a Paint Nite FUNDRAISER on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Wasco Annex. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and painting will begin at 6:00 p.m. sharp! Don’t be late! There will be beer, wine and yummy appetizers to purchase from Moody Tollbridge Winery Company and The Feed Trough. Go to to purchase your tickets! Tickets are $45 each and remember a portion of each ticket purchased will support Little Wheats, Inc. Daycare. You may also contact Little Wheats directly at 541-565-3152 or email at if you have questions. This is a wonderful gift for the mother in your life. Send them on a night out to paint or come paint something special for them! This is not an art class, Paint Nite is a fun and relaxed setting with friends! This event is for adults 21 and older. Thank you in advance for your support and we hope to see you at Paint Nite! 4/29


LIBRARY/YOUTH ASSISTANT. Sherman County Public/School Library located at Sherman Jr./Sr. High School in Moro, Oregon has an opening for a part-time Library/Youth Assistant. Ability to work with all age groups required. Library experience preferred. Able to work independently. 25 hours/week during the school year, 15 hours/week in summer. Monday—Friday, occasional nights and weekends. Starting wage $12.58 per hour. For an application or more information contact Marylou Martin at 541-565-3279 or Closing date: April 7. (EOE)  4/1

INTERNET INSTALLER. Seeking subcontractor(s) to install residential and commercial Internet connections. Basic knowledge of computer networking is necessary. Experience with satellite, cable or telephone installation is a bonus. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Install and configure (small) microwave radios, run cable, connect to client’s computer or home router. Provide paperwork to document installation, service, and repairs. Requirements: Valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Ability to work outside in small spaces and comfortable with (residential roof) heights. Contractor sets own hours but it may be necessary to work on a weekend in an emergency situation. Strong technical, customer service, verbal and written skills. Laptop computer, small ladder, normal hand tools, and Ethernet crimper and cable tester needed. Compensation is per job (installations) and per hour (difficult installations and service work). Contract employment. Please email resume to:   4/1

DAY CARE ASSISTANT PROVIDER. Immediate Assistant Provider position open at Little Wheats Day Care, Moro, OR. 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 5pm M-TH to pick up an application. OPEN UNTIL FILLED!          4/1

GRAIN WAREHOUSEMAN. 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 a Grain Warehouseman.  This full time position is based in Sherman County.  The role of Grain Warehousemen is to safely handle grain while rendering outstanding customer service to our patrons.  As an MCP employee you will have the opportunity to perform a wide variety of jobs within the department. Including but not limited to grain elevator operation, maintenance and housekeeping, barge loading, operation of tractor-trailers, inventory management and the practice of environmental health and safety programs applicable to the operation of the facility.


 Mechanical inclination, to be able to troubleshoot work on minor repairs

 Industry knowledge


 Ability to work well under pressure and deal tactfully with others

 Able to conform to shifting priorities, responsibilities, strategies, demands and timelines

 Strong personal and customer service skills. Good communication skills, verbal and written

 Must be able to climb ladders and work at heights up to 200 ft.

 Periodically perform heavy labor

 Be able to qualify for use of a dust and mist respirator

 The ability to obtain a chemical applicators license with space fumigation endorsement within 90 days of employment**

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. Closing date is March 20, 2016. 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 | Mid Columbia Producers is an equal opportunity employer. 3/18



OLD OSKALOOSA HOTEL. Own your own piece of history with the old Oskaloosa Hotel! Two tax lots come with this property so if you have been interested in owning your own hotel, inn, B and B or your own Live/Work location, this is it! All furnishings come with this turn key property with many new features such as wiring, plumbing, sheet rock and 31 new windows! Included is a 2 bedroom/1 bath single wide that you may live in or rent out. Also 3 RV parking spaces! Your options for income are endless with this property! Last chance lodging for many miles in this non-registered historical property! Call now! ~ Christy Marsing-Barber, Owner/Broker Cascadia Mt. Realty 541-786-1613 Call or text. Licensed in the state of Oregon  4/8

CONTEMPORARY FARMHOUSE. Contemporary Farmhouse For Sale | $144,990. Historic Farmhouse beautifully rebuilt from the new concrete foundation to the roof. New windows, doors, electric, plumbing, flooring, sheetrock, heat pump. 3 bd, 2 ba open concept flexible floor plan. Option for Master on 1st or 2nd floor. Covered porch, extra deep dry crawl space. Too many features to list. Call Ruby Mason, Windermere GTRE, 541-980-9104 for a private showing or join us at our Open House Sunday, March 6, 2016 – 12:00-2:30 p.m. Equal Housing Opportunity. “There’s no place like home… in Sherman County” 4/8

CHINA HUTCH: China Hutch $250 OBO!! You haul for full price or decent offer we will bring it to you if you are in The Dalles, Goldendale, or Sherman County area. 55″ Long, 72.5″ Tall, 20″ Deep. One window has a small piece of glass broken out of the corner (which you can’t see at first glance). Decent condition, sturdy. Call Kara Lanthorn at 541-993-3012 or email at  3/18


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

LEAN-TO CAFÉ DAILY SPECIALS. Friday clam chowder! Saturday night prime rib with salad, poato & garlic bread. 100% USDA Choice Beef. 541-442-5709. 3/18

LEAN-TO CAFÉ HISTORY TIDBITS! Photographs and the Hotel Sherman sign painted by R.C. Hewitt. Read all about Hotel Sherman in Sherman County: For The Record, vol. 33, no. 2, 2015. 3/25

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



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.



Volunteer Smile


Volunteers Needed for Sherman Middle School Track Team. We are excited to have 30 participants in our 5th – 8th grade track and field program this year.  However, with such great participation, our two coaches could use some help.  For many programs, volunteers are the foundation of athletic programs and we could use another one or two to help provide our student/athletes with a rewarding experience.  The season extends until May 6th, but the commitment does not necessarily need to be five days a week. If anyone is interested, please contact Bill Blevins at Sherman Jr./Sr. High School 541-565-3500

Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program Steering Committee

NOTICE OF BOARD VACANCY. Notice is hereby given that the Sherman County Court is accepting names of individuals interested in filling a vacant community position on the Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program Steering Committee. The Steering Committee serves Sherman, Wasco, and Hood River Counties, and its core services include coordination of regular hazardous waste collection events and being available as the information hub for hazardous waste and solid waste within in the three-county area. The appointee will be expected to attend meetings and be an active committee 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 4/1


CERTIFIED LIFEGUARD.  Certified Lifeguard who is available June 17-19 for a fun camp-out with a bunch of awesome Sherman County kids!  Please contact:  Cindy Brown, 4-H and Healthy Living, OSU Sherman County Extension, 66365 Lonerock Rd., Moro OR 97039 541-565-3230 office   541-993-5291 cell  3/25

OLD BOWLING BALLS. Old bowling balls any condition or size. Contact 541-333-2280. 3/25

HOMESTEAD LOT. Local family with young children wanting to move out of city limits; looking to purchase scab ground or other property not in use. We’d prefer 5-10 acres on the outskirts of Moro or Wasco and are open to renovating an older house or building new- preferably on a homestead lot with utilities established. We are stable and hardworking, and our goal is to find a home for long term in the County. We are also willing to work around crop access, and would be happy to sign a right of first refusal/offer with the property owner. Please spread the word. You can call Mike (541-993-1963) or Amber DeGrange (541-980-5232). 3/25

YEARBOOKS. Looking for 1982 and 1983 Sherman High School Annuals for a gift. Please contact Doris at 541-993-3557 3/25

RENTAL HOUSE. Azure Standard employee looking for two-or-three bedroom rental house in Moro or Wasco. She has the cash in hand to get started. She needs at least 2 bedrooms but could also use three. Contact Andrea Henricksen, Warehouse Administrative Manager, Azure Standard, 500 Azure Ln | Moro OR 97039 | Ph. 971-200-8351 Ext. 126 | 3/18



3. Calendar (new or corrected)



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

18 Deadline | Sherman County Uplands Restoration Project

19 Grass Valley Easter Egg Hunt, Puppet Show & Skate Party 10

19 Friends of the Goldendale Library Spring Book Sale 10-6

19 High Desert Friends of NRA Banquet & Auction | Bend

20 Palm Sunday

20 First Day of Spring

20-23 4-H Experiencing Citizenship for 13-19 Year Olds, Salem

23-26 4-H Camp Tumbleweed for 4th-6th Graders, Antelope

24-25-26 Sherman County Hunter Education Classes

25 Ice Age Flood Program 7 Discovery Center

27 Easter

25 Good Friday

28 Photography Club 7 Sherman Public/School Library meeting room


2-3 Spring Horse & Mule Farming Days, Pomeroy, WA

6 Sherman County Court 9

7 Sherman County Public/School Library Board Meeting 3-5

8 Wasco-Sherman Bull Tour, Wasco

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

12 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

13 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Group 12:30

13-14 Sherman County Budget Meetings

15 Earth Day

20 Sherman County Court 9

27 Tri-County Courts 10 Condon

22-24 4-H Eastern Oregon Leadership Retreat for 8th-12th Graders


3 Sherman County Weed District Board Meeting 7

4 Sherman County Court 9

7 Wasco County Pioneers’ Reunion | Calvary Baptist Church, The Dalles

8 Mother’s Day

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

10 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

10 Sherman County Public/School Library Board Meeting 6:30

19 Sherman County Court 9

21 Armed Services Day

30 Memorial Day


3-5 Mid-Columbia Junior Livestock Show in Tygh Valley

12 4-H Meat Goat Showmanship Clinic, Prineville

14 Flag Day

17-19 4-H Camp-Out 4th-6th Graders, Weston

18 Vada’s 90th Birthday Celebration TBA

19 Father’s Day

20 First Day of Summer


4 Independence Day

16-19 Goldendale Rodeo Bible Camp (senior)

16 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum American Indian Trade Blankets 

20-23 Goldendale Rodeo Bible Camp (junior)


22-28 Sherman County Fair, Moro


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