Sherman County eNews #88


  1. Classifieds
  2. Calendar

1. Classifieds (new or corrected)


applause1THANK YOU to SHERMAN DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE. The Sherman Elementary SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) program would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Sherman Development League for their generous grant for the 2015-2016 SMART program. Along with the generous donation from the Sherman County Cultural Coalition, this grant covers our expenses for this outstanding program for this year. Our volunteer readers provide literacy support to elementary students, fostering their love of reading. The Oregon SMART organization provides a permanent book collection to the school, along with up to 14 books per participating child, which are given away regularly during the program year. On behalf of all the Sherman Elementary SMART readers, thank you for helping to make this possible! ~ Janet Pinkerton


LITTLE WHEATS DAYCARE | PAINT NITE.  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. 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


ESTATE, MOVING, YARD, GARDEN & HOME SALE. Estate, Moving, Yard and Garden, Home Sale on Saturday April 9th in Grass Valley.  Grandma June has moved to town and all her household, garden and garage belongings are for sale.  There are a lot of kitchen supplies and cooking utensils, dishes and silverware, furniture, seasonal decorations, especially Christmas, garden and yard tools, garden ornaments, yard furniture.  All must go.  We’ll start at 9:00 and end at 5:00 on the ninth.  1/4 mile past the Elementary School in Grass Valley.  Look for signs. 4/8

BOWFLEX HOME GYM. For Sale by Sherman County: Bowflex Revolution Home Gym Approximately 8 years old. Sealed bids must be submitted to the Sherman County Court, P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039 by 5:00 p.m. April 5, 2016.  Bids will be opened and read aloud during County Court on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.  For additional information, contact the office of the Sherman County Court at 541-565-3416.  4/1

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

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


I’m currently booking portrait sessions, events, and weddings for the spring/summer season. Weather it’s for a special event or to capture a moment in your life let me know and I’ll capture it for you to look back on forever. Seniors, family sessions, newborns, engagements, and more!   I offer a 100% money back guarantee on all photo sessions, and will give you the high resolution files so you can do the printing on your own, or I’ll send off photos to my professional lab if you would prefer. Contact me now to book a session before my calendar fills up. ~ Jeremy Lanthorn,, (541) 993-2446

GRANNY TUNE-UPS. Granny Tune-ups by Computer Tech Seckora Consulting by remote access [or on site] are a breeze! Great customer service! (855) 340-0143. 4/29

LEAN-TO CAFÉ DAILY SPECIALS. Friday clam chowder! Saturday night prime rib with salad, poato & garlic bread. 100% USDA Choice Beef. 541-442-5709.  4/8

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.

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.




FOOD BANK. Volunteer for the Sherman County Food Bank The Sherman County Food Bank will soon be going through a change in operations.  If you would like to volunteer your time to this ongoing endeavor, please contact Jill Harrison at 541-993-5513.  4/8

Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program Steering Committee


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




2. Calendar (new or corrected )




1-July 4 Maryhill Museum The Big Painting Show

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

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

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

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

2 Celebration of Life | Peggy Clay 11 1st Baptist Church, Grass Valley

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

4 Lower John Day/Area Commission on Transportation 10-2 Rufus

5 Center for Living 1st Monthly Emotional Health & Balance Session 5-6 Wasco Annex

6 Sherman County Court 9

7 Sherman County Court Special Session 1-2

8 Wasco-Sherman Bull Tour, Wasco

8-9-10 13th Annual Columbia River Cowboy Gathering

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

15-16-17/21-22-23 Mid-Columbia Lions’ Follies Hood River

16 Maryhill Museum Spring Fling Luncheon & Fashion Program 1-3

17 Sherman Co. Transit to Lions Follies, Hood River

18 North Central Public Health District Budget Committee 9-1 Condon

20 Sherman County Court 9

21 Weather Spotter Training in Moro

22 Offbeat Oregon Dinner 6, Program 7 p.m. Discovery Center

23 Cottonwood Canyon State Park Volunteer Day 10-3

25 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10 The Dalles

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

6 Ag, Household, Small Biz Hazardous Waste Collection 10-2 Sherman Road Dept.

6 Little Wheats Day Care Fundraising Paint Nite

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

21 Sun Rise Cemetery Clean-up 9

25 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10 The Dalles

30 Memorial Day


1 Sherman County Court 9

3 Dedication Ceremony Macks Canyon Campground 12

Oscar Lange Memorial Boat Ramp

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






Sherman County eNews #89


  1. Sherman County’s Center for Living Invites You, April 5
  2. North Central Public Health District Board Executive Committee 3 The Dalles
  3. The Learning Channel | Sundays
  4.  Columbia River Gorge 1st Scenic Highway “Centennial Season of Celebration”
  5.  Rep. Walden’s efforts to maintain life-saving emergency medical services for patients
  6. School Garden Workshops for Students, Teachers and Volunteers
  7. March Weather: Sherman Experiment Station, Moro, Oregon
  8. Wheatacres Ranch Trail Challenge, June 5
  9. Links: Investigate ~ Search ~ Probe ~ Examine ~ Research ~ Study ~ Think

1. Sherman County’s Center for Living Invites You, April 5

Sherman County’s Center for Living



This gathering’s purpose is to openly discuss concerns, and ask questions around Emotional Health & Balance






For more info call Christine 541 565 3149.


2. North Central Public Health District Board Executive Committee 3 The Dalles

The North Central Public Health District Board Executive Committee will be meeting Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at North Central Public Health District, located at 419 E. 7th Street, in the Main Meeting Room (Annex A), in The Dalles, Oregon.  This meeting is open to the general public.

3. The Learning Channel

Who do you think you are? | Sundays 9/8c

Long Lost Family | Sundays 10/9c

4. Columbia River Gorge Communities Plan “Centennial Season of Celebration” for America’s First Scenic Highway

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, OR/WA (March 30, 2016) – America’s first scenic highway, the Historic Columbia River Highway, turns 100 in 2016. In celebration, ‘a surprise around every corner’ is being promised by Oregon and Washington communities throughout the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, with events and exhibits planned for the public. Exhibits are now underway at both ends of the Historic Highway, including the “King of Roads” exhibit at Troutdale Historic Society, featuring photographs and stories of the people who made the building of the highway possible and “Sam Hill and the Columbia River Highway” at Maryhill Museum of Art, an exhibition of black and white prints showing both construction photos of the highway and early scenic views of the Columbia River Gorge, among many other programs planned at of the former home of the Historic Highway’s visionary, Samuel Hill, now Maryhill Museum of Art.

5. Rep. Walden backs effort to maintain life-saving emergency medical services for patients

American flag2MEDFORD – Speaking at the Medford Rotary today, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced his support for a proposal in the U.S. House that would help maintain critical emergency medical services in Oregon and nationwide. The Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act (H.R. 4365) is a bipartisan bill that would make clear that emergency medical responders are allowed to administer controlled substances like anti-seizure medication and pain narcotics under the supervision of a doctor.


“Especially in rural areas, emergency medical providers do excellent work caring for patients. Unnecessary government red tape shouldn’t get in their way. This bill will help make sure that first responders can continue administering life-saving medicines to patients in emergency situations when they need them most,” Walden said.

Walden has heard from physicians and first responders in Jackson, Deschutes, Klamath, Wasco, Hood River, and Sherman counties about the importance of this bill. The Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act specifically clarifies that the current practice of physician medical directors overseeing care provided by first responders via “standing orders” is allowed and protected under the law.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has said that the current practice of “standing orders” may not be allowed under existing law, which has threatened the very existence of this life-saving practice. According to Dr. Paul Rostykus, an emergency physician in Jackson County, “In emergency situations, when seconds or minutes count, ‘standing orders’ are essential for EMS providers to be able to immediately administer DEA controlled substances to save lives and reduce suffering, such as for patients with seizures, breathing difficulties or severe pain from a broken femur.”

6. School Garden Workshops for Students, Teachers and Volunteers

Gorge Grown Food Network invites school garden fans, youth and sponsors to participate


Gorge Grown Food Network is hosting two exciting events this spring to support and celebrate regional school gardens. To register for these free events, contact Allison Vandenberg-Daves at before the registration deadline, April 15.


School Garden Training Workshop

April 22nd, 2016

Oregon State University Extension Office

2990 Experiment Station Dr.

Hood River, OR 97031

9:00 am – 4:00 pm


4th Annual School Garden Symposium

May 17th, 2016

CAPS School

Historic Columbia River Hwy,

Corbett, OR 97019


The School Garden Training is geared for teachers, garden volunteers, parents, and those interested in engaging with youth in school gardens. The workshops will include instruction and skill-sharing seminars on garden design and maintenance, forming a garden committee, fundraising, garden-based activities, addressing state standards through garden-based education, and more.

Participants will walk away with lesson plans and templates for strategic planning. Hood River’s OSU Extension Office will host the event, where attendees can explore the demonstration orchard and garden. Instructors will include Heidi Schmidgall of Cascade Mountain School, Rachel Suits of the OSU Extension Office, and Sarah Sullivan, Executive Director of Gorge Grown Food Network. Participants are encouraged to attend the entire training and can choose to attend the morning session from 9am-12pm, the afternoon session from 1pm-4pm, or both.

The School Garden Symposium provides the opportunity for enthusiastic middle and high school students to showcase their unique garden program. Students come together from around the Gorge to engage in hands-on activities and learn from each other outdoors in a day of garden-focused activities and demonstrations. This year, CAPS School in Corbett, Oregon is hosting the symposium. CAPS students will lead visitors through a historical and garden-based experience of the Underground Railroad. Participants can also look forward to sessions on garden inspired art and mushroom propagation. The symposium will run from 10am to 1pm on Tuesday, May 17.

Gorge Grown Food Network is seeking business and individual sponsors to support these free events.  To register or sponsor, visit or contact Allison Vandenberg-Daves at or 541-490-6420.

7. March Weather: Sherman Experiment Station, Moro, Oregon

You can find the April outlook and the March monthly climate summary AND GRAPHS (toggle between color and gray) for Moro at
— Dennis Hull- KB0NYC Warning Coordination Meteorologist 541-969-7136

8. Wheatacres Ranch Trail Challenge, June 5


Division Descriptions:

  • Open is for all exhibitors.
  • Novice is a horse or rider that has not won first place three times in prior trail competitions.
  • Youth is for competitors 15 years old and under.

Class Descriptions:

  • Arena: If it fits in the arena, it can be in the course!
  • Ranch: Obstacles outside the arena, including logs, rocks, and the “natural features” of a working farm.
  • Combined: A combination of obstacles from the Arena and Ranch classes.
  • Designer Challenge: A team of 2 riders to compete against the management’s time and score.  Jackpot class with 50% entry for prize, in a winner takes all.

General Rules

  • Anyone with a horse, mule or pony and enjoys the adventure and challenge of a trail course is eligible to compete!
  • Same horse may be ridden in different classes with different riders but not in the same class with different riders.
  • Dress like you would for a day on the trail. However, this is a competition and if it comes to a tiebreaker, the cleaner, neater package may be the difference. We do require all riders wear safe footwear (preferably boots with at least a ½ inch heel). You are encouraged to wear a helmet, all riders age 18 and under will be required to wear helmets. As for equipment, you may compete with the tack you would use in a trail ride, English or Western. Made sure it is safe and proper. You will not be disqualified for using two hands on a shank bit; however it may result in a lower score. Bosals and hackamores are permitted. No training devices allowed.
  • Patterns will be posted at 8:00 am the morning of competition. Competitors will be given the opportunity to walk the course prior to the start of the competition.
  • Obstacles will be judged with 3 refusals or 2 minutes allowed per obstacle.
  • All youth must be accompanied by an adult. No stallions are to be ridden by youth.
  • Judges and show management reserve the right to disqualify any entry for poor sportsmanship, horsemanship or abuse of any animal.
  • Should any question arise not provided for in the rules, the question shall be referred to the show committee whose decision will be final.
  • Smoking is not allowed on the grounds or in any buildings at Wheatacres Ranch.
  • Dogs are to be leashed or securely tied in a safe place away from horses, people & the competition at all times.
  • A warm up area will be provided. Please stay in the designated riding areas.
  • If it looks like an electric fence, assume it is and that is turned on!
  • Concessions provided by Sherman County High School Equestrian team members.

For entry forms, directions or information contact

Equine Mania, LLC

Carrie Kaseberg

69358 Wheatacres Road

Wasco, Oregon 97065


9. Links: Investigate ~ Search ~ Examine ~ Research ~ Study ~ Think


(RS) 2477 and Western lands

Pew Research | Fact Tank, News, Politics, Trends & Religion

Everything Michelle Obama Wore in Latin America


Pasadena Conference on Aging


Obama: How we can make our vision of a world without nuclear weapons a reality?


The American Thinker:


Commentary: The Four Foreign Policies