Sherman County eNews #136


  1. Spiritual Matters

  2. Classifieds

  3. Calendar

1.Spiritual Matters


Made in God’s image?

On the 6th day, when it came time for God to make mankind, he said “Let us make man in our image.” (Genesis 1:26)  The plural nature of God is known as the Trinity.  God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  Yes, our God is three persons in one, a concept that is extremely difficult to grasp.  Since God made mankind in His image, does that mean that we are also three in one?  Yes it does.  Scripture shows us that God the Father “runs the show” from Heaven.  Likewise our minds run the show with us.  God the Son (Jesus) has a physical body; we have physical bodies.  And God the Holy Spirit is a spirit, just as we have a spirit (or soul) of our own.

Jesus says multiple times in Scripture that He does nothing of His own initiative, but only what God the Father directs him to do.  Likewise, anything our bodies do or say is in response to a command from our minds.  When we become a Christian (a process I’ll discuss later), we receive a new spirit and a new mind, but not a new body (yet).  Our new spirit helps us to love others, and gives us a strong desire to serve God and learn more about Him.  Usually we describe new Christians as being “on fire” for the Lord.   Likewise, we receive a renewing of our minds, which gives us the discernment we need to test and approve what is God’s will.

The physical body is a different story.  A new Christian still has the same wicked flesh, subject to temptation and sin.  Over time, God will convict us of each sin in our lives, as we strive to become more Christlike.

God bless,

Jill Harrison

Wasco United Methodist Church

2. Classifieds (new or corrected)



THANK YOU! Thank you to everybody who attended my retirement celebration, those who sent cards, those who spoke and those who worked to prepare the festivities. It was quite an overwhelming and fun day. Every bit we have done together over the years has been worth every minute and I would not change much a minute of the time serving Sherman and Wasco Counties and you. Your support is deeply appreciated. Thank you. ~ Sandy Macnab


WASCO MEMORIAL DAY COUNTRY BREAKFAST, MAY 29-30. ABC Huskies Child Care will sponsor the 33rd annual Wasco Memorial Day Country Breakfast, Sunday and Monday, May 29th and 30th, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at North Sherman Rural Fire Hall located at 411 Yates Street in Wasco. The menu includes ham, eggs, hotcakes and choice of drink for $7.00. Proceeds will be dedicated to operational costs at the child care site which has recently expanded to include a preschool program.
ABC Huskies is governed by the Sherman County Child Care Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, providing quality, state certified child care services. For additional information, please visit our website at . 5/27


LOWER DESCHUTES RIVER CWMA COORDINATOR.  The Sherman County Weed District is accepting applications to fill 1 position: Lower Deschutes CWMA Coordinator. This is a permanent full-time position located in Moro, Oregon. Sherman County Weed District offers a competitive benefits package with a starting salary of $3,400.00 / month. Primary duties include: Coordinate daily activities of seasonal weed technicians; Coordinator with government agencies, local landowners and the general public; Surveying project areas for select weeds; Marking, mapping and collecting data; Writing and administering grants and reports; Manage computer-based GIS mapping program and data;  Measuring, mixing and applying herbicides; Servicing and repairing project equipment. The Coordinator will work outside, often with inclement weather conditions and rough terrain, and in the office and public settings.   Snakes and ticks are not uncommon while working in the beautiful Deschutes River Canyon. Experience in operating off-road vehicles, pulling a trailer, use of herbicides and computer skills a plus. The successful candidate must obtain their Public Pesticide Applicator’s license, OHV license and Boater’s permit within 3 months of employment.

To apply, submit resume in word document to Rod Asher at, fax to 541-565-3330, or mail to: Sherman County Weed District, 66365 Lone Rock Road, Moro, OR 97039. Contact: 541-565-3655. Applications due by June 10th, 2016, or until filled. 6/10

DESCHUTES RIVER WEED ABATEMENT TECHNICIANS (2). The Sherman County Weed District is accepting applications to fill 2 positions: Weed Abatement Technicians. These are full-time, seasonal positions with no benefits, $15.20/hour. Primary duties include: Surveying fields and canyons and identification of target noxious weeds; Marking, mapping and documenting data; Measuring, mixing and applying herbicides; servicing and repairing equipment. Weed Technicians will work outside, in the environment in all weather and in rough terrain.   Snakes and ticks are not uncommon within the project area.  The technicians will work as part of a team within the beautiful Deschutes River Canyon. Experience in operating off-road vehicles, pulling a trailer and use of herbicides is a plus. Successful candidates must obtain their Public Pesticide Apprentice license within 1 month of employment.  For more information and to receive an application, contact Rod Asher at 541-565-3655 or Sherman County Weed District, 66365 Lone Rock Road, Moro, OR 97039. Applications due by June 10th, 2016, or until filled. 6/10

SCHOOL CUSTODIAN Posting Sherman County School District is seeking a qualified part-time Custodial candidate to work at Sherman County School in Moro for the 2016-17 school year. Benefit package included. Criminal record check and pre-employment drug test required. For information and application materials please email Jeanie Pehlke at

Duties The school custodian is responsible for performing custodial duties, minor maintenance and other miscellaneous duties in order to ensure that the school building and facilities are maintained in a healthy, safe and sanitary manner. 

Application Method/Materials Required Please submit a letter of interest, application and resume by June 15, 2016 to:

Jeanie Pehlke, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, Oregon  97039

(541) 565-3500

Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer.

ASSISTANT CHILD CARE PROVIDER: Part-time position available at ABC Huskies Child Care in Wasco. Experience preferred but will train. Must be a team player, child oriented and able to work flexible hours. For application and further details: 541-442-5024; email: Employment Application is available on our website at

INTERNET INSTALLATION SUBCONTRACTOR(S). For a Sherman County resident. 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 for Sherman County residents.  Please email resume to:



HOME FOR SALE. A very sweet home with a very sweet price. $80,000. 101 Sixth street, Moro, OR. 3 bedrooms, 2 Full baths -1340 s.f. Great Deck. Manicured yard. Covered parking and shed. Don’t miss this opportunity! Call Ruby Mason for more info or to schedule a showing: 541-980-9104, Windermere Real Estate. Equal Housing Opportunity. 5/27
SERVICES: [home, personal, appliance, landscape, fencing, cleaning, maintenance, janitorial, computer, construction, sewing, repairs, transportation, media, pre-school, day care]

LEAN-TO CAFÉ. Full-service deli, sandwiches, burgers, salads, house chili, chicken strips, daily specials, salmon, steaks, fish & chips & beverages. Breakfast until 11 a.m. Open Sunday & Monday Memorial Day weekend. Historic Wasco, Oregon 541-442-5709.

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.




OREGON PARKS & RECREATION EVENTS. Do you love to go camping? Would you like to share your love of the outdoors with others? The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking experienced campers to help volunteer at our Let’s Go Camping events this summer. Volunteers will have the opportunity to teach outdoor camping skills, serve as mentors to new campers and camp for free during the events. Events are scheduled at campgrounds throughout the state on weekends from June through August. More information and a list of events are at www.oregonstateparks.orgFor more information or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact Bobbie Lucas at 503-986-0751 or

VOLUNTEER MURAL ARTISTS.  Wanted volunteer artists to design and paint a mural for the wall by the new kitchen at Sherman County School in Moro. (This will not be the entire wall, just near the new kitchen entrance and exit doors.) We would paint the mural during summer months and have it ready for the new school year with beginning use of the new elementary school wing. Our theme is “Husky Diner.” Please contact Ree Ella at 541-565-3500.  5/27

LOCAL HOST FAMILIES for HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENTS. ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.

ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience.

The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.

To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to to begin your host family application. Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today! ASSE Western Region 1-800-733-2773 | NON POFIT #95-303-4133    7/29                     



3. Calendar (new or corrected)




1-31 Sherman Museum Artist Series: Sherman Elementary School Students 10-5

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-Oct. 31 Sherman County Historical Museum Open 10-5 daily

27 Boat Parade LePage Park to Philippi Park Re-opening 9, ribbon cutting 10,

         BBQ hosted by OPAL Foundation at Philippi Park

28 Wheeler County High School Graduation 2:30

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

29 OPB National Memorial Day Concert 8 p.m.

29 Memorial Celebration Country Breakfast 7:30-10:30 N. Sherman Fire Department

29 Memorial Celebration Family Fun Nite 4:30-6 Wasco Annex

30 Wasco Memorial Day Celebration Country Breakfast 7:30-10:30

30 Memorial Day

30 Memorial Celebration Sherman Step Walk 9 Old Fire Hall, Wasco

30 Memorial Service & Tribute to Veterans 10 Wasco RR Depot

30 U.S. Air Force Fly-over Wasco

30 Memorial Celebration Parade with Grand Marshal Dewey Thomas 11

Memorial Day Celebration & Parade in Wasco

30 OPB, Oregon Experience, Oregon at War – WW II Stories 9 p.m.

30-31 Sherman County Historical Museum – a Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families

31 Sherman County Center for Living Forum 5-6 Sherman Public/School Library


1 Sherman County Court 9

1 Sherman County Court & Sherman County Budget Committee Meeting to discuss the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016. A summary of the budget is published in The Times-Journal, May 19, 2016, pages 6 & 7.

1 Registration Deadline: 4-H Summer Days, OSU June 22-25, Grades 7-12

1-30 Sherman County Historical Museum – a Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families

1-30 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Sherman Photography Club

2 Courthouse Facilities Open House 5:30-7:00 Sherman County Circuit Courtroom

3 Condon High School Graduation 8 p.m.

3 Dedication Ceremony Macks Canyon Campground 12 Oscar Lange Memorial Boat Ramp

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

4 Sherman High School Graduation 11

4 Arlington High School Graduation 2

4 Arlington Fishing Derby & Spring Walapalooza (no license required),

         Fishing Derby 8-11 Registration, fish 8-12, weigh-in 10-12, awards 12:15;

         Blue Mountain Old Time Fiddlers 12, Free Lunch 1st 200 attendees.

4 OPB Film: Pioneer Preacher & Geologist Thomas Condon, Original Courthouse 1:30

4 Authors Festival 11-2 Klindt’s Booksellers, The Dalles

4 Cascade Singers 40th Anniversary Spring Concert 7 St. Peter’s Landmark, The Dalles

5 Cascade Singers 40th Anniversary Spring Concert 3 St. Peter’s Landmark, The Dalles

5 Wheatacres Ranch Trail Challenge

5 Legends & Lies: The Patriots, a TV movie

6 Hermiston Experiment Station Wheat Field Day

7 North Central Public Health Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

7-9 Oregon State Board of Agriculture Meeting, John Day  

8 Sherman Senior Center Advisory 12:30

8 Sherman County Court Special Session 9

9 Sherman County Children’s Fair, Moro City Park

9 Sherman County Health District Budget Hearing 6 Clinic, Moro

11 Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Program 1 Discovery Center

11 Presentation: Ft. Dalles to Ft. Boise Military Road 2 Moody/Rorick House

                  300 W. 13th St. in The Dalles. 

12 4-H Meat Goat Showmanship Clinic, Prineville

12 Concert: Time Travels Through the American West 2 Discovery Center

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

13-15 Sherman Champion Sports Camp

14 Flag Day

14 Pendleton Experiment Station Field Day

14 Sherman County 4-H Outdoor Adventures: Smith Rock, Terrebonne

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

15 Moro Experiment Station Field Day

16 Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities Board Meeting 12 NORCOR

16 Sherman County 4-H Adventures: Trout Lake Ice Caves

16 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

17 Gilliam County Crop Tour, Condon

17 Sen. Merkley Town Hall, Wasco TBA

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

18 Sherman County 4-H Adventures: Gorge Waterfalls & Farmers’ Market

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

19 Father’s Day

19 Father’s Day Free Admission, Sherman County Historical Museum 10-5

20 First Day of Summer

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

22-25 4-H Summer Conference, OSU Corvallis [register by June 1]

23 Maryhill Museum Art Party: Still Life Oil Painting with Cathleen Rehfeld

23 Deschutes River Jet Boat Tour/Sherman County Historical Society Reservations                                                       $110/person 541-565-3232

25 Splash for Pink | Imperial River Company, Maupin

25 Grass Valley Pavilion Paint Nite 7 Grass Valley

25-26 Grass Valley Pavilion Harvest Celebration Softball Tournament, Walk Around the Track & Paint Nite

26 Sherman County Historical Society Annual Meeting RSVP 541-565-3232; Social hour 4, dinner 5

26-July 1 4-H Mystery Camp, 4-H Educational Center, Salem [register by June 3]

27-30 4-H Natural Resource Camp, Lake Creek Youth Camp, Grant County

27 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Annual Meeting | The Dalles

30 Sherman County 4-H Outdoor Cooking 10-2 DeMoss Park 


1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum – a Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Jane Root Winters Original Paintings

4 Independence Day

4 Condon’s Fabulous Fourth of July – Small Town-Big Heart

5 Sherman County 4-H Kids Food Preservation Workshop 9-12 Jam, Can, Dry

7 Sherman County 4-H Kids Food Preservation Workshop 9-12 Pickles & Jerky

9-16 Washington County, OR 4-H Wagon Train $225 503-821-1119

13 Kids’ Pioneer Day at the Sherman County Historical Museum

16-19 Goldendale Rodeo Bible Camp (senior)

16 – Nov. 15 Maryhill Museum American Indian Trade Blankets 

20 Sherman County Court 9

20-23 Goldendale Rodeo Bible Camp (junior)

21 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

25-29 Sherman County 4-H Healthalicious Cooking Day Camp 9-12  

26 Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Board Meeting 1-3 The Dalles

26-30 4-H Wildlife Stewards Camp, 4-H Educational Center, Salem

26-31 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, Joseph

27-30 Hood River County Fair, Odell

30 Star Party, Overnight Campout at Maryhill Museum of Art


1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum – Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Carole Peake’s Collection of Loleta Miller Smith Martin’s Artwork

3-7 Deschutes County Fair, Redmond

6-11 Wallowa County Fair, Enterprise

9-11 Wheeler County Fair, Fossil

10-13 Crook County Fair, Prineville

10-13 Grant County Fair, John Day

17-20 Morrow County Fair, Heppner

18 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

18-21 Wasco County Fair, Tygh Valley                                                        

22-28 Sherman County Fair, Moro


1-30 Sherman County Historical Museum – Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families 1-5

1-30 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Keith Blaylock Metal Art

3 Wasco School Centennial Celebration

5 Labor Day

11 Grandparents’ Day Free Admission, Sherman County Historical Museum 10-5

15 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

22 First Day of Autumn



1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Patti Moore’s Fiber Arts

20 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

29 Sherman County Historical Museum Boots, Beer & Brats: Festival of Volunteers!

31 Sherman County Historical Museum closes for the season. Open by appointment November-April

31 Halloween 


6 Daylight Saving Time Ends

6 Sherman County Historical Society Fall Program 2

8 Election Day

11 Veterans Day

19 Max Nogle Dinner/Dance Celebrating the 100 year birthday of the Grass Valley Pavilion

24 Thanksgiving


3  Sherman County Historical Museum Christmas Open House & Museum Store Sale

3   Sherman Bazaar & Christmas Tree Sale

7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

21 First Day of Winter

24 Christmas Eve

25 Christmas

31 New Year’s Eve