Sherman County eNews #139


  1. County-wide Prayer Meeting, June 1

  2. Youth Employment Openings: OYCC Crew Leader, JR. Leader, & Crew

  3. Free Family Fishing Experience at Spearfish Park, June 11

  4. Historic Columbia River Highway Centennial

  5. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

  6. Editorial Policy: Classified Ads (updated June 1, 2016)

  7. Editorial Policy: News Releases (updated June 1, 2016)

  8. Editorial Policy: Spiritual Matters, a Friday Column (updated June 1, 2016)

  9. Editorial Policy: Letters to the Editor

  10. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

“Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again.” – President Ronald Reagan. February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004.

1.County-wide Prayer Meeting, June 1

church.family1Sherman County Prayer Meeting will be held at the Wasco United Methodist Church, Wednesday, June 1st.  Food and fellowship at 7:00 p.m.  Prayer Meeting from 7:30 to 9:00.  This monthly county-wide prayer meeting is open to everyone.  Please join us for a very powerful evening.  Our county and our nation need our prayers!

2. Youth Employment Openings: OYCC Crew Leader, JR. Leader, & Crew

child.girl  child.boySherman County OYCC is accepting applications for several positions within the OYCC Program.  The positions are scheduled to work 6 weeks beginning June 2016 and ending August 2016; 40hr/week, Monday through Friday.  All applicants must be able to perform manual labor in adverse weather conditions.  Please review the job descriptions, contract, and work schedules before applying on the Sherman County page.  The Student Contract must be signed before a Crew Member or Jr. Leader application will be accepted.  Any applicant over 18 years of age must complete and pass a criminal history background check. For more information regarding the OYCC program visit

For job description and/or employment application, contact the Sherman County Prevention Program at 541-565-5036 Monday through Friday 8:00 – 12:00 or online at  Submit completed employment application and student contract to the Sherman County Prevention Program, PO Box 263, Moro, OR  97039.

3. Free Family Fishing Experience at Spearfish Park, June 11

fishing.lineIn conjunction with the State of Washington’s free fishing weekend and National Get Outdoors Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to a family fishing event at Spearfish Park, near Dallesport, Washington, on June 11 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Visitors can learn basic fishing skills, such as properly baiting and tying a hook, identifying fish species, casting and, most importantly, how to be safe around water. Corps Park Rangers, volunteers and partners from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Klickitat Chapter of Trout Unlimited are coming together to provide these outdoor activities for children and families with beginner levels of fishing experience.

While a fishing license is not required, all other sport fishing rules apply, including size and catch limits. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own poles, bait and tackle as only a limited supply will be available. Please dress for the weather and bring bottled water (potable water is not available).

The Spearfish boat ramp will be closed on this day so anglers can use the ramp to access the water. Water access at Spearfish does not meet ADA requirements. The park is located off U.S. Highway 197 near Dallesport. From the highway, turn east on Dock Road and continue approximately one mile to the park on the left. Activities at the lake include hiking, geocaching, fishing, swimming and wildlife viewing.

For more information about Corps recreation areas and activities on the Columbia River, please contact The Dalles Lock and Dam ranger office at 541-506-7857 or visit

4. Historic Columbia River Highway Centennial

car.oldblueThe centennial of the Historic Columbia River Highway hits high speed this month with events at Multnomah Falls, Vista House, Troutdale, Springdale, Hood River, Portland and Crown Point. A complete listing of the events throughout the year is available at the highway’s website:

The Historic Columbia River Highway Advisory Committee will meet at 9 a.m. June 23 at the Hood River Fire Station (1785 Meyer Parkway). The meeting will include presentations on highway trail construction updates, Columbia Gorge Express, Historic Columbia River Highway Collaborative Assessment’s outcomes, and review of centennial events. The highway’s centennial has been declared a Statewide Celebration by the Oregon Heritage Commission. 

5. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

American flag2The sight before us is that of a strong and good nation that stands in silence and
remembers those who were loved and who, in return, loved their countrymen enough to die for them,” President Ronald Reagan said on May 31, 1982, after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in an annual Memorial Day ceremony.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier stands on a hill overlooking Washington, D.C., in
Arlington National Cemetery. One of the most solemn monuments in our country, it honors all of the U.S. soldiers whose remains have never been identified.

Beneath the eight-foot-tall, white marble tomb lies the body of an unknown soldier from
World War I, placed there in 1921. Inscribed on the tomb are the words:






The tombs of unknown soldiers from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam
War lie nearby. The remains of the Vietnam unknown were identified by DNA testing in 1998, so they were removed, and that tomb is now empty. Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

6. Editorial Policy: Classified Ads (updated June 1, 2016)

Please submit your news, calendar dates and notices 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 small numerals at the end of the ad), contact information, under 50 words if possible, and limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome. Earlier blog postings are accessible. ~ The Editor


7. Editorial Policy: News Releases (updated June 1, 2016)

Please submit your news, notices and calendar dates by using the Submit News page. As appropriate include who, what, where, when, how & why with contact or source information. Links are welcome. Text is generally preferred to posters. ~ The Editor

8Editorial Policy: Spiritual Matters, a Friday Column (updated June 1, 2016)

A Friday column, Spiritual Matters, is intended to welcome, inform and inspire.

First: Recognized/organized churches and faith groups in Sherman County are invited to participate.

Second: The Current Rotation & Openings are reserved for: (updated April 10, 2016)

  • 1st Friday: Wasco Church of Christ, Christian & Moro Community Presbyterian
  • 2nd Friday: Grass Valley Baptist & Wasco Catholic
  • 3rd Friday: Baha’i  & Kent Baptist
  • 4th Friday: Wasco United Methodist, Rufus Baptist & Grass Valley Catholic
  • 5th Friday [to be determined by the Editor or proposed by a participant] 

Third: Articles must be submitted by 5 p.m. Wednesday for Friday publication. Please limit messages to 300 words or less.

Fourth: Attacks on another faith, a previous Spiritual Matters article or author will not be published.

Fifth:   The subject matter should be spiritual and inspirational, calling people to faith, and may include doctrinal understandings.

Sixth:   The editor reserves the right to decline to publish articles.

Seventh: Please let us know if you wish to participate in the Spiritual Matters rotation for Sherman County eNews.

9. Editorial Policy: Letters to the Editor

Sherman County eNews welcomes Letters to the Editor.

  • Keep it short, no longer than 300 words.
  • Keep it simple with one or two clear points. No attachments.
  • Keep it fresh with no more than one letter per writer per month.
  • Keep it civilized, in good taste and free from libel.
  • Keep it relevant with focus on a local event, previous letter or issues of general concern – not personalities.
  • Letters must be signed, name and town. Anonymous letters will not be posted.
  • Letters posted in Sherman County eNews are posted for the exchange of ideas and opinions of its readers and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editor.
  • Use Friday Classifieds for thank you/commendation/congratulatory notes and advertising.
  • Sherman County eNews reserves the right to change policies at any time and to reject or edit any Letter to the Editor.

Send letters to the Editor by using the SUBMIT NEWS button or

10. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do


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