Sherman County eNews #160


  1. Spiritual Matters

  2. Classifieds

  3. Calendar

1.Spiritual Matters



Dispensationalism is the belief that God has related to mankind differently over different dispensations, or eras.  Most believe the Bible shows 7 dispensations:

  1. Innocence. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were innocent as babies, and immortal (both physically and spiritually).
  2. Conscience. When Adam and Eve committed the Original Sin, they suddenly became aware they were naked, and they hid.  The Original Sin caused them and all mankind to have a sin nature that separates us from God, requiring atonement (a Savior).
  3. Human Government. After God saved Noah and his family from the flood, He said, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.” (Genesis 9:1)  Instead, Noah’s descendants stayed in one area and decided to build a tower (of Babel) to reach heaven, without God’s help.  God stopped them by mixing up their languages, and scattered them over all the earth.
  4. Promise. God promised Abraham the Promised Land, that his descendants would become a great nation (Israel), and that all the families of the earth would be blessed through Abraham (Jesus was Jewish).
  5. Law. Often times referred to as the Law of Moses.  These were all of the laws that God gave the Israelites through Moses, including the Ten Commandments.  These laws were not meant to save them, but rather to point out their need for a Savior.
  6. Grace. After Jesus died on the cross, was resurrected and ascended to Heaven, God sent the Holy Spirit to indwell all (both Jew and Gentile) who believed in Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.  We are in this dispensation currently.
  7. Millennial Kingdom. Someday, Jesus will return and reign for 1000 years on earth.

Salvation is always by faith, in accordance to revelation given by God in a particular dispensation.

God bless,

Jill Harrison

Wasco United Methodist Church

2. Classifieds (new or corrected)



GRASS VALLEY PAVILION RESTORATION. Walk or Run to the Grass Valley Pavilion Harvest Festival, June 24-25
* Friday, June 24: Twilight on the Track: Pre-registration 6:45 Friday night at Oregon Raceway Park. Walk/run begins at 7:00 p.m. Call Joan Bird (333-2102) for more information.
*Saturday, June 25: Paint Nite at 7:00 p.m. Call Cathy Brown (993-2280) OR Rita Wilson (333-2547) for more information or check Grass Valley Pavilion’s Facebook page.
*Saturday & Sunday: Wood bat softball tournament Saturday and Sunday. Contact Austin Justesen (980-6351).


Sherman County Senior & Community Center. Head Cook/Kitchen Coordinator. Sherman County is accepting employment applications for the position of Head Cook/Kitchen Coordinator at the Sherman County Senior & Community Center. Position is permanent part-time salaried, 30hr/week, 8am–2pm, Mon-Fri. Responsibilities include preparing/serving meals and preparing home-delivered meals for the Meals on Wheels Program.   For application and complete job description, contact the Sherman County Senior & Community Center at 541-565-3191or at PO Box 352, Moro, OR 97039. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 11, 2016. Successful applicant must have or be willing to obtain a Food Handlers Card and pass a criminal history background check. Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer.  7/8

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:


Nicely maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath mfg. home is for sale and ready for immediate occupancy. 101 Sixth Street, Moro, Oregon. Beautifully manicured yard, deck. Efficient heat pump to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Whether you are an investor and want a nice rental, first time homebuyer, or need a cozy one level home for retirement, this is a super deal at just $80,000. For more info call Ruby Mason 541-980-9104. Windermere GTRE – Equal Housing Opportunity  6/24

SERVICES: [home, personal, appliance, landscape, fencing, cleaning, maintenance, janitorial, computer, construction, sewing, repairs, transportation, media, preschool, day care]

PRESCHOOL OPEN ENROLLMENT. Preschool Open Enrollment, July 7, 6:00 PM
Open Enrollment for all preschoolers (must be 3 on or before September 1, 2016). Held at Sherman Jr./Sr. High School Library, 65912 High School Loop, in Moro. Sherman Preschool and North Sherman Pre-School, Inc. have merged. We look forward to continuing to provide all children and families of Sherman County, quality, early childhood education. Sherman County Preschool, 65912 High School Loop, 541-565-3320.  

SUMMER SWIM BUS. Sherman County Prevention Program is still taking names for the 2016 Summer Swim Bus.  The group will be going to the Goldendale Pool for swimming lessons and free swim.  This is a free program for every child in Kindergarten and older that lives in Sherman County.  The swim bus will run Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning July 12th and the last day will be August 18th.  Please call Shandie Johnson with the Prevention Program at 541-565-5036 Monday through Friday 8:00 – 12:00 for more information.  7/8

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




PIANO. Free to a good home – one upright piano in good condition. Great for kids taking piano lessons. You haul! Call Janet Pinkerton at 541-565-3245. 6/24



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  For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact Bobbie Lucas at 503-986-0751 or



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!




3. Calendar (new or corrected)



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

25 Splash for Pink | Imperial River Company, Maupin

25 Grass Valley Pavilion Paint Nite 7 Grass Valley

25-26 Rufus City-Wide Yard/Garage/City Hall Sales 9-3 Rufus, Oregon

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 Pioneer Potlatch Monday Meal 5-6 Wasco Annex

27 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Annual Meeting | The Dalles
27 Sherman County Photography Club 7 Sherman County Public/School Library

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

28 Mid-Columbia Community Action Council Board Meeting 5:30 The Dalles

29 Biggs Residents’ & Business Owners’ Water Project Meeting 10 Linda’s Restaurant

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

30 Sherman County Photography Club 5:30 Sherman County Public/School Library (no meeting June 27)

 4th July Stars


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

2-3 Widespread Panic in Concert, Les Schwab Amphitheater

4 Independence Day

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

4 Bend’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration / Fireworks

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

6 Sherman County Court 9

6 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Grass Valley Baptist Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.           7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

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

7 Sherman County Preschool Open Enrollment 6 Sherman County Public/School Library

8-10 Bank of the Cascades Bend Summer Festival – Downtown Bend

9 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show –

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

12-August 18 Sherman County Swim Bus Tu & Th Goldendale

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 

19-24 Oregon High Desert Classics, AA Hunter/Jumper Competition, J Bar J Boys Ranch

20 Sherman County Court 9

20-23 Goldendale Rodeo Bible Camp (junior)

21 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

22-24 Balloons Over Bend, Riverbend Park

22-24 National Association of Counties Conference, Long Beach, CA

23 Sunriver Antique & Classic Car Show

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 Mid-Columbia Community Action Council Board Meeting 5:30 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

27-31 Oregon High Desert Classics, AA Hunter/Jumper Competition, J Bar J Boys Ranch

29-30 Cascade Lakes Relay 216 mile overnight relay Diamond Lake to Bend

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 Sherman County Court 9

3 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Rufus Baptist Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

3-7 Deschutes County Fair, Redmond

5 Brandi Carlile in Concert, Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend

5 Haulin Aspen Half & Full Marathons, Wanoga Sno-Park

6-11 Wallowa County Fair, Enterprise

9 Jackson Browne in Concert, Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend

9-11 Wheeler County Fair, Fossil

10-13 Crook County Fair, Prineville

10-13 Grant County Fair, John Day

11 Michael Franti and Spearhead in Concert, Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend

17 Sherman County Court 9

17-20 Morrow County Fair, Heppner

18 Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility Board Meeting 1 NORCOR

18 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

18-21 Wasco County Fair, Tygh Valley

22 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 11-1 The Dalles

23 4 Rivers El Hub 10-12 Burnet Extension & Research Center, Moro                                                       

23-28 Sherman County Fair, Moro

31 Steve Miller Band in Concert, Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend


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

7 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Kent Baptist Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

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

5 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Wasco Church of Christ Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

15-16 Here & There Travel Fest, Oregon Convention Center

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


2 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Moro Presbyterian Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

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

7 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Wasco Methodist Church 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  7:30-9:00 PM Prayer Meeting

21 First Day of Winter

24 Christmas Eve

25 Christmas

31 New Year’s Eve