Sherman County eNews #94


  1. Spiritual Matters

  2. Classifieds

  3. Calendar




1. Spiritual Matters


Why should we believe The Bible?

Have you ever noticed that most story lines go something like this? The story starts out happy, then something bad happens, oftentimes because of a “bad guy,” then we spend the rest of the story trying to get back to a happy ending?  It’s a very common theme, and the Holy Bible illustrated it first.  We start out with perfection in the beginning (The Garden of Eden), then mankind commits its first sin, Satan (the “bad guy”) has dominion over the unbelieving world for a time, but God has a plan to get us back to the state of perfection in the end (eternity in heaven).

Despite having more than forty authors writing from three continents over nearly 2000 years, the Bible maintains a perfect consistency in its message.   We believe it to be the only inspired Word of God.  This best-selling book of all time has withstood the test of time.  After nearly 2000 years of intense scrutiny, no one has ever found a fatal flaw. No one has ever found a way to disprove its divine inspiration. The Old Testament contains over 125 predictions about the Messiah, which were all fulfilled by Jesus, as told in the New Testament.  The Bible proves itself when you read it.

Did you know that if the whole world followed the teachings of Jesus in the Bible, there would be complete world peace and happiness? And not just peace with one another, but a two way peaceful loving relationship with the one and only true God?  Jesus teaches about love, patience, forgiveness, honesty, kindness, purity and humbleness.  These are the teachings of the Christian church. We do have an adversary, however, who loves to twist scripture, deceive, target and tempt.  We’ll discuss him later.

God bless,

Jill Harrison

Wasco United Methodist Church

2.  Classifieds (new or corrected)


THANK 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, 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


CITY OF MORO. Moro City Administrator – Position open for the City of Moro to be filled immediately. Proficiency in computer and office skills required. Starting pay is $15/hr plus benefits. Pick up an application at the Moro City Hall Office located at 104 1st Street, Moro. Mail or E-Mail completed application along with a cover letter and a copy of resume to – City of Moro – Job Search, PO Box 231, Moro, OR 97039 or  For further information contact Rene’ Moore at 541.565.3535. The City of Moro is an equal opportunity employer. The Council reserves the right to reject any or all applicants. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. 4/15

BIGGS SERVICE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR. Sherman County is accepting employment applications for the position of Biggs Service District Administrator. This is a regular part-time position. Salary is dependent on experience. Applicant must be knowledgeable in keeping financial records, balancing books, preparing quarterly reports, preparing budgets, operating modern office equipment including computer systems and programs, using effective written and oral communication skills, and making decisions independently using effective time management.   For job description and/or application, contact the office of the Sherman County Court at 541-565-3416 or online at .  Submit completed application and resume to the Sherman County Court, P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2016.  Successful applicant must pass a criminal history background check.  Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer. 4/22


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

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   4/15

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

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.




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 4/29

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




3. 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 Maryhill Museum Sam Hill and the Columbia River Highway

9 Estate, Moving, Yard and Garden, Home Sale 9-5 Grass Valley

11 Sherman County School District Board Meeting 7 SHSHS

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

13, 18 & 22 Vegetable Gardening Classes

15 Earth Day

15-17 1st Annual New Recipe Sampling/Packer Orchards & Bakery

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

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

16 Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest

16-17 Hood River County Fair Blossom Craft & Quilt Show

17 Sherman Co. Transit to Lions Follies, Hood River

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

18 Ease into Spring Exercise Classes | Wasco Annex

20 Sherman County Court 9

21 Weather Spotter Training in Moro

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

22 Deadline to Purchase Paint Nite Tickets for Little Wheats Day Care

22-24 Gorge Artists’ Open Studios Tour

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

28-29 Gorge Outfitters Supply Catfish Derby

30 Memorial Day


1 Sherman County Court 9

3 Dedication Ceremony Macks Canyon Campground 12

                           Oscar Lange Memorial Boat Ramp

5 Wheatacres Ranch Trail Challenge

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

8 Sherman Senior Center Advisory 12:30

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

18 10th Annual Gorge Ride/Historic Columbia River Highway Centennial

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