Sherman County eNews #215


  1. Spiritual Matters

  2. Classifieds

  3. Calendar

  1. Spiritual Matters

         church.family1THE EFFECTS OF PREJUDICE 

“Ye dwell in one world, and have been created through the operation of one Will.  Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love.” — Bahá’u’lláh

Written in 1912, but still true today….

“The deplorable wars going on in these days are caused by the fanatical religious hatred of one people for another, or the prejudices of race or color.

Until all these barriers erected by prejudice are swept away, it is not possible for humanity to be at peace…

…All religions teach that we should love one another; that we should seek out our own shortcomings before we presume to condemn the faults of others, that we must not consider ourselves superior to our neighbors!

…Let us therefore be humble, without prejudices, preferring others’ good to our own!

Let us never say, “I am a believer but he is an infidel,” “I am near to God, whilst he is an outcast.

…Therefore let us help all who are in need of any kind of assistance.

Concerning the prejudice of race: it is an illusion, a superstition pure and simple! For God created us all of one race.

There were no differences in the beginning, for we are all descendants of Adam.

In the sight of God there is no difference between the various races. Why should man invent such a prejudice?

How can we uphold war caused by an illusion? God has not created men that they should destroy one another. All races, tribes, sects and classes share equally in the Bounty of their Heavenly Father.”       — ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá,  Paris Talks

~ Baha’i Faith  Erling & Pat Jacobsen


church.family1The Best Offense

By Chris Jordan, Kent Baptist Church

In 2 Chronicles 20 Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, got news that a massive army was on its way to besiege Judah. He gathered all the people to pray and ask the Lord for guidance. At the end of his prayer Jehoshaphat said, “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” The Lord responded, “Do not be afraid or dismayed…the battle is not yours but God’s…You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm…and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf.” The next day Jehoshaphat sent the army out with the singers in the front! When they arrived at the enemy encampment they found that the enemy had already been defeated.

I don’t know what kind of battle you are facing today. It may seem that the odds are against you. I would encourage you to keep your eyes on Jesus, stand firm and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf. We have an enemy, the devil, who wants to discredit us and destroy us. However, our enemy has already been defeated by Christ on the cross. Remember that God loves us so much that He went to the cross on our behalf and won the victory over Satan. Sometimes we need to stand firm in our faith and stop trying to fight a battle that has already been won!

Proverbs 15:1 says “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” We can get a lot farther knowing our battle is already won by Jesus and approaching our trails in an attitude of praise. We too often get offended and try to fight a battle instead of “sending out the singers” before us in faith that God has secured our victory.

2. Classifieds (new or corrected)

Please submit 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, the final Friday date for posting your ad (shown by the date at the end of the ad), contact information, under 50 words if possible, and limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome.  Friday Classifieds are a great place for thank you, commendation and congratulatory notes.


CONGRATULATIONS, GRAND MARSHAL MARGARET SNIDER! Thank you for your gift of 4-H leadership and your too-many-to-count volunteer contributions to your county community for many years!  ~ The Editor 



ASSISTANT CHILD CARE PROVIDER. The Sherman County Child Care Foundation is accepting applications for an immediate opening as an Assistant Child Care Provider at ABC Huskies Child Care in Wasco, Oregon. This is a 32-40 hour/week position. Experience preferred but will train. Successful applicant should possess good communication skills, exceptional people skills, patience, and ability to work flexible hours. For application and further details: 541-442-5024, email . Employment Application is available at .  9/9

DRIVER. Driver wanted: Sherman Co. Preschool is looking for a driver for a 20 passenger van 2-3 hours a day Monday-Thursday.  You need to have or be able to obtain the appropriate license endorsement and if necessary we can help you with licensing costs.  You should pass a background check and enjoy being around 3-5 year olds, but know there will be another adult riding along to oversee the kids.  If you’re interested in a little extra income during your retirement or when your kids are at school this is a great job for you!  Please contact Sherman Co. Preschool at (541) 565-3320 or for a job application.  Open until filled. Sherman Co. Preschool is an equal opportunity provider.  9/2

HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT VOLLEYBALL COACH. The Sherman County School District is looking to fill the position of high school assistant volleyball coach.

The coach will be responsible for the following:

  1. To provide all student-athletes with positive experiences which promote the ideals of leadership, physical fitness, competition, and the pursuit of excellence.
  2. To protect the well-being of student-athletes through policies and procedures concerned with safety, fitness, and injury care.
  3. To foster progress of student-athletes through the academic curriculum of the educational institution to which they belong.
  4. To empower all student-athletes with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for success.
  5. Work with the head coach to develop a cohesive program.

Compensation for the position is $3078.19 – $3367.90 – depending on experience.  The candidate must pass a background check and complete all OSAA required trainings and certifications prior to coaching. This position will close on August 22, 2016. Those interested, please contact Sherman County School Athletic Director:

Gary Lewis 541-454-3500


Bill Blevins, Principal 541-565-3500  8/19 

RETAIL CLERK/WAREHOUSE WORKER. Mid Columbia Producers is seeking applicants to join our team as a full time retail clerk/warehouse worker. This position will be based out of Wasco, Oregon but may require days worked at our other locations including The Dalles and Goldendale, Washington on occasion.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Cashier-Process customer orders
  • Maintenance of the facilities
  • Sell products and provide product information
  • Carry out and load farm store merchandise
  • Stock Farm Store with merchandise warehoused or stored in the lot or warehouse
  • Clean and rearrange merchandise as needed
  • Open and close store, lot and warehouse areas
  • Pick up orders from vendors
  • Deliver merchandise to Farm Store customers
  • Load and unload bales of straw, hay and feed


  • Lift, carry, push, or pull objects up to approximately 100 lbs.
  • Must possess basic computer knowledge and be able to navigate with little assistance
  • Must be able to accommodate a varying work schedule
  • Operate with initiative, commitment, strong work ethic & sense of urgency
  • Accurate and comfortable with math and currency
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Must be able to operate a vehicle with a GVW of 10,000 lbs. or more, with or without a trailer in tow
  • Will be required to work in all weather conditions

Schedule: Schedule varies, store hours of operation will be Monday – Saturday 7:30 – 5:30. Shifts are assigned as deemed necessary.

Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical, drug screen, background check and MVR. As a prominent agribusiness company, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Including health insurance premiums currently paid 100% for the employee and their dependents, dental, vision and Rx coverage, 401k with company match, robust profit sharing plan, paid vacation, sick, holidays, and more.

Applications are available for download at or be picked up at the main office in Moro. Please send cover letter, application and resume to:

Mid Columbia Producers Attn: Brittany Dark, PO Box 344, Moro, OR 97039.

PH: (541)565-2277 Fax: (503)536-6875

Closing date August 31, 2016 at 5 p.m. or until filled.

Mid Columbia Producers is an equal opportunity employer. 8/26 

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:  0/0



MONTANA SILVERSMITH SUMMER SALE. Summer Sale on all Montana Silversmith jewelry including new arrivals! Items are 20% to 40% off!! Come by Morrow County Grain Growers in Wasco and get some new Bling for back to school, a gift for someone or to wear to one of the many area county fairs. MCGG has one of the biggest selections of Montana Silver items in the Columbia River area!  8/19

GORGE VISTA SUBDIVISION. Gorge Vista subdivision has 16 lots available for sale. 3 lots are already sold and 2 sale pending. The lots range in size from .15 acre to .24 acres; prices range from $25K-$35K. There are a few lots with Columbia River views. Sherman County has a land home package loan assistance available to qualified buyers. Contact Cheri Belander, Owner/Or. Principal Broker, Cheri Belander Real Estate, 802 W 6th St., The Dalles, Or. 97058 & 1301 12th St., Hood River, Or. 97031 & 541-806-5424.   9/23

DOING BUSINESS WITH LOCAL PEOPLE. Sherman County Agri-Business Directory. 0/0

HOME FOR SALE $80,000. Why Rent? Your mortgage payment may actually be less than rent in this tidy, well kept mfg home located at 101 Sixth Street in Moro, OR
Master Suite has walk in closet – Nice deck and beautiful yard. Covered parking and a good size shed for your tools and toys. Come Home to Moro, excellent schools, friendly neighbors and a great community. Please call Ruby Mason- 541-980-9104- with questions or for a personal tour. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. Windermere GTRE- 541-386-3444.  8/26

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

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. Bob’s Ghost Town Safari Photography Workshop near Bickleton, Washington, September 10, 2016 – all day. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Fee paid in advance $100 per person (includes entrance fees, etc, except lunch). Lunch break in Bickleton. Call 541 296 2553 or cell at 541 350 4671 (no messages or texts on the cell). Robert (Bob) Davis, 2415 E. 12th, The Dalles, Oregon 97058.   bobs ghost town safari on Facebook  8/26

SHERMAN COUNTY BUSINESSES FREE MOBILE APP.  Sherman County businesses can now be found with your mobile phone! The John Day River Territory, a regional tourism marketing group representing Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler and Grant counties, has developed a mobile app through MyChamberApp that lists businesses and helps you map your way to them (information is listed under John Day River Territory in Oregon). To download this free App see  0/0 

FAIR BOOK. 107th Sherman County Fair: Country Pride, County Wide! August 23-28! Get your Fair Book at a local business! 8/19

SHERMAN COUNTY AGRI-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  0/0








  1. Open Class Building, several volunteers to assist with entry check-in August 24 and exhibit display and ribbon placement August 25.
  2. Open Class Building, one person or teams of two, one-hour shifts, August 26, 27 & 28.
  3. One volunteer or a team of two to water plants on the fairgrounds during fair week, August 22-28.
  4. Up to 8 Ticket takers, Saturday evening, August 27 and Sunday afternoon August 28th; will not be handling any cash.
  5. Other opportunities before the county fair opens!
  6. Contact Beth at to let her know what you would like to do and when! 8/19 



WHO? Any resident of the United States of any age (and who does not have a 4-H or FFA project) can enter the Open Class Divisions. Only Sherman County residents may enter some contests.

WHEN? On Wednesday, August 24th, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. bring your entries to the Sherman County Fairgrounds at 66147 Lonerock Road near Moro. Entry forms are in the fair book and at the Open Class Pavilion where volunteers will help you fill them out.

WHAT? You can enter just about anything: baked goods, wheat, ceramics, crocheting, dried fruits and herbs, veggies, fruit, flowers, hay, house plants, Legos, collections and much more!

HOW? Go to, click on the “how & what to enter,” then click on each division for details and class information:


  1. Flowers and Plants
  2. Grain and Hay
  3. Land Products (garden veggies and fruit)
  4. Kitchen Products (baked goods, canned foods, jams, candy)
  5. Clothing and Needlecraft (knitting, sewing, quilts)
  6. Arts, Crafts and Hobbies (ceramics, macramé, stained glass, leather craft, etc.)
  7. Photography
  8. Kids Corner. 8/19

SHERMAN COUNTY BAKERS! The Sherman County Fair Board invites you to enter chocolate cakes and pies! Cash awards! See the Fair Book or for details. 8/19

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!  8/26



3. Calendar (new or corrected)



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

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

19 Hell Unleashed: Flood Basalts, Extinctions, & the Death of Dinosaurs 7 Discovery Center

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

23 Sherman County Kindergarten Round-up 6 Library Program Room

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

24 Frontier Telenet Board Meeting 10 Condon

24 Positive Youth Justice Symposium 9-3:30 Discovery Center

Country Pride County Wide!

23-28 Sherman County Fair, Moro

23 Sherman County Fair 4-H Horse Show 10

24 Sherman County Fair Open Class Entries 11-6

24 Sherman County Fair Dale Coles Classic Car Show 3:30, awards 5

24 Sherman County Fair with OSU Benny the Beaver

24 Sherman County Fair 4-H Style Show 5:15

24 Sherman County Fair – Freddie Prez on the Main Stage 5:30, 6:30

turkey25 Sherman County Fair 4-H Poultry, Rabbit & Cavie Show 8

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Swine Market Judging 10

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Sheep Market Judging 11

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Goat Market Judging 12:30

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Beef Market Judging 2

25 Sherman County Fair Down on the Farm Chore Course 7

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H Home Economics Contests 8 4-H Pavilion

26 Sherman County Fair Open Class Horse Show 8:30-3

pig226 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Swine Showmanship (sr.-int.-jr.) 10

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Goat Showmanship 11

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Sheep Showmanship 1

26 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Beef Showmanship 2

26 Sherman County Fair Cattle Sorting Competition 7

27 Sherman County Fair Wellness Walk Downtown Moro 8

27 Sherman County Fair Parade Downtown Moro 9:15

27 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Grand Champion All-Around Showmanship 12

27 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Awards to follow Showmanship

27 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale 3

27 Sherman County Fair FFA Annual BBQ 5:30 Sherman County Fair Rodeo Royalty, Bull Riding 7:15 Arena

music-notes27 Sherman County Fair Dance with COUNTRYFIED 9:30-1 Arena

28 Sherman County Fair Cowboy Church

28 Sherman County Fair Demo Derby 1

30 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles



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

6 Sherman County Weed District Board

6 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

7 Sherman County Court 9

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

8 Sherman County Advisory Council 3-5 Sherman Public/School Library

8 Kiwanis Club Annual Steak Feed, Sorosis Park, The Dalles

10 Bob’s Ghost Town Safari Photography Workshop

10 Sherman High School Class of 1966 50th Reunion

10 Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Program 1 Discovery Center & Museum

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

13 Court Appointed Special Advocate Training Begins

13 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

13 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

13 Sherman County Watershed Board Meeting 11:30 Burnet Building, Moro

15 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

21 Sherman County Court 9

22 First Day of Autumn

24 Oregon Gubernatorial Debate

27-Nov. 8 Strengthening Families Program (new dates)  


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

3 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10 Rufus

5 Sherman County Court 9

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

11 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

11 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

11 Sherman County Watershed Council Meeting 11:30 Burnet Building, Moro

12 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30 Senior Center

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

19 Sherman County Court 9

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 County 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