Sherman County eNews #100


  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar

1. Classifieds (new or corrected)


CONGRATULATIONS, QUEEN MIKKAELA & PRINCESS LEXI! I’m so pleased to see Sherman County girls representing us for the Sherman County Fair court! Have a good summer! ~ Dorothy Benson, Moro

CONGRATULATIONS, CHLOE VAN GILDER, as you graduate from University of Portland with a Bachelor of Science in Biology! ~ Sherry and Larry

THANK YOU to Sherman County Development League for their grant to the City of Wasco for a drinking fountain for our depot park. This is a much needed addition to downtown Wasco for the residents, tourists and many bicycle riders! Thank you.  ~  Carol MacKenzie, Wasco, Oregon.



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


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, potato & garlic bread. 9 oz., 12 oz. or 16 oz. 100% USDA Choice Beef. 541-442-5709.   4/29

NORTH SHERMAN PRE-SCHOOL, INC. OPEN ENROLLMENT | North Sherman Pre-School Inc. is holding an open enrollment for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. If your child will be 3 years old by September 1, 2016, please stop in at North Sherman Pre-School Inc. on Thursday, April 21st at 6:00 PM to register. We are located in the City of Wasco at 903 Barnett Street (Old Wasco Grade School), phone 541-442-5002. North Sherman Pre-School, Inc. is committed to quality care and learning for all children. We know the first years of life build the foundation for lifelong learning and success. That’s why we are among the first child care and early learning programs in the state to participate and receive a 5 -Star QRIS rating!  North Sherman Pre-School Inc. is here to provide a quality, low cost preschool that will be easily accessible to the residents of Sherman County and to help families connect with needed services. North Sherman Pre-School Inc. is proud to be an important part of Sherman County’s community. Here, you will find an environment where your child will learn, grow, and have fun. You will find a creative environment for your child to explore through dramatic play, art, library, music & movement, outdoor exploration, Zoo Phonics, and Handwriting Without Tears. In addition to Creative Curriculum, which includes blocks, science, table toys, sensory tables, as well as large and small group activities. Each child is unique and learns at his or her own rate, which is why we look at each child individually and plan lessons around their development. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. North Sherman Pre-School Inc. has a close working relationship with ABC Huskies Daycare which allows for a smooth transition for children needing afternoon care. In addition, North Sherman Preschool Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization which is administered by a five member board. Please contact North Sherman Pre-School Inc. directly at 541-442-5002, if you are interested in enrolling your child age 3-5, would like to become a Board Member, or make a tax deductible donation. 4/29
PORTRAIT SESSIONS AVAILABLE: 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

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




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

18 “Spring Into Vegetable Gardening” Class 6 Rufus City Hall

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

19 Sherman County Court Work Session 9-12

20 Sherman County Court 9

21 Weather Spotter Training in Moro

21 North Sherman Pre-School, Inc. Open Enrollment, Wasco

21 The Appalachian Dulcimer 4 Sherman County Public/School Library

22  “Spring Into Vegetable Gardening” Class 9 a.m. OSU Extension Office, 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

29 Jump Rope for Heart

29-May 1 Goldendale  Home, Garden & Sportsman’s Show



1 Goldendale  Home, Garden & Sportsman’s Show

3 Sherman County Weed District Board Meeting 7

4 Sherman County Court 9

4  Sen. Merkley Town Hall 4 Rufus

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

24 National Association of Counties, Western Interstate Region Conference, Wyoming

25 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10 The Dalles

28-29 Gorge Outfitters’ Supply Catfish Derby 541-739-2222

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

4-5 Cascade Singers, St. Peter’s Landmark, The Dalles

8 Sherman Senior Center Advisory 12:30

12 4-H Meat Goat Showmanship Clinic, Prineville

12-14 Association of Oregon Counties Spring Conference, Umatilla County

14 Flag Day

14 Tri-County Mental Health Board of Directors Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

14 North Central Public Health Board of Directors Meeting 3 The Dalles

15 Sherman County Court 9

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

25 Splash for Pink | Imperial River Company, Maupin


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