Sherman County eNews #106

22 April 2016

  1. Spiritual Matters

  2. Classifieds

  3. Calendar

1.Spiritual Matters


Why should we believe in God?

I remember an “a-ha!” moment I had last year when I was helping my son with his science homework. We were going over the oxygen cycle.  You know…humans breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide, while plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen.  I remember thinking, how could anyone believe that nature just figured that out all by itself?  There are many other instances of “proof” that our world was created and designed by a higher power.  The human body, from DNA and the complex brain, all the way down to “simple” hunger pains, is nothing short of miraculous.  Did you ever wonder how nature knew to have living things stop growing taller even though they keep growing older?

And then there’s the sun. What are the chances that it would provide light during the day and just enough heat to keep us warm but not fry us like an egg?  And the moon.  It provides just enough light to find our way in the dark, but allows us our needed rest.   There are countless other examples, and as we start recognizing “God things” all around us, it becomes obvious that there is a God, He created us and the entire universe, and His ways are perfect.  (Note:  As I mentioned last time, we do have an adversary, who by introducing sin into the world, also brought decay into the world, but we will discuss him later).

Have you ever seen a magnificent sunset and wished your camera would do a better job of capturing all the exact colors and beauty that your eyes can clearly see? God gave us eyes to see His awesome creation, we just have to open them and our minds to see it more clearly.

God bless,

Jill Harrison

Wasco United Methodist Church

2. Classifieds (new or corrected)

Editorial Policy: Classified Ads.

Please submit your classified ads by using the Submit News page! Sherman County eNews publishes free Classifieds on Fridays, deadline Wednesday at 5. Include who, what, where, when, how, why… and, please, a final Friday date (shown in numerals at the end of the ad), contact information, under 50 words if possible, and limited to the area Columbia River south to include Shaniko and Antelope and between the John Day and Deschutes rivers. Links are welcome. ~ The Editor


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


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


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


 BOAT. 1995 SeaDoo Speedster Twin Jet. Great boat to take out on lakes, rivers, even the ocean. Selling due to needs changing. Comes with speakers, wake rack, boat trailer and water toys. $5500.00. Pictures available, and viewing upon scheduling. Call Mark 541-993-9777 or Anna 541-993-7017.


FOOT CARE. Heart to Sole Foot Care, LLC. Kari Peters, RN will be providing foot and nail care service at the Sherman County Senior & Community Center in Moro the 3rd Thursday of every month from 9am-4pm. Call 541-980-4815 to schedule an appointment.

LEAN-TO CAFÉ DAILY SPECIALS. Friday clam chowder! Saturday night prime rib with salad, poato & 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

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.


chicken.pairHENS + A ROOSTER.  Ten 2-year old laying hens, 1 rooster included.  Come get them!  Call Molly 541-565-3315.


Sherman County

Things to See and Do

Oregon Raceway Park near Grass Valley

Sherman County Fair, August 19-23


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




3. Calendar



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

6-May 31 Sherman County Public/School Library Art Exhibit

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

24 Sandy Macnab’s Retirement/Recognition Gathering 2-5 Burnet Extension/Research Center, Moro

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

26 Sherman County Historical Museum Host Training 1 p.m. & 6 p.m. 565-3232

29 Jump Rope for Heart

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



1 Sherman County Historical Museum Open May through October 10-5 daily

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

1 Goldendale  Home, Garden & Sportsman’s Show

2 Tri County Courts 11:P30 Condon

3 NORCOR Budget Board Meeting 10

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.

         Free – Pre-register 360-772-2838

6 Little Wheats Day Care Fundraising Paint Nite 5

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

7 County-wide Clean-up 9-3 Solid Waste Transfer Site

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

14 Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Program 1 p.m. Discovery Center

17 Author Orice Klaas Reading 6 Sherman County Public/School Library

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

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 10th Annual Gorge Ride/Historic Columbia River Highway Centennial

19 Father’s Day

20 First Day of Summer

20 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10-12 Rufus

25 Splash for Pink | Imperial River Company, Maupin

27 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Annual Meeting | The Dalles


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