Sherman County eNews #222


  1. Spiritual Matters

  2. Classifieds

  3. Calendar

 1. Spiritual Matters


How do we know if we’re saved?

Today’s discussion is not about how to become saved; we will discuss that later. But how does a person know if they are already saved? In other words, are they eternally destined for heaven?  Many people believe that by being a “good” person, they are saved.

We are all born with a sin nature (Romans 5:12). Our sin separates us from God (Isaiah 59:2).  Romans 3:23 says “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”  Romans 6:23 tells us that the wages of our sin is (eternal) death. In short, until we become saved, we are not destined for heaven. (There is exception for people (i.e. children) who have not yet reached the age of accountability, but that’s a topic for later.)

I spent the first 33 years of my life calling myself a Christian and believing that I was saved.  In truth, I became a Christian and became saved at the age of 34. The story of how I came to have a saving faith is called my testimony. When Christians share their testimonies, you see many similarities. The circumstances can vary dramatically, but the results are similar. When we become saved, we are sealed with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-14). We immediately begin to sense the Holy Spirit working in our lives. We hunger to learn about God, we feel love towards others whom we may have previously despised, we love to talk about God and have a deep desire to serve Him.  It does not mean we don’t sin anymore, but that our sin is washed away in the eyes of God. We will be convicted of our old sinful ways of the flesh over time. Christians are a work in progress, but are saved.

God bless,

Jill Harrison

Wasco United Methodist Church

2. Classifieds (new or corrected)

newspaper.arrowNOTE! 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.


applause1CONGRATULATIONS, GRAND MARSHAL MARGARET SNIDER! Thank you for your gift of 4-H leadership and your too-many-to-count volunteer contributions to our county community for many years!  ~ The Editor




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

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

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


ESPRESSO, SCHOOL SUPPLIES. Second Hand Made in Wasco now has ESPRESSO!  The machine is up and running, so stop and check it out.  Also, we have an assortment of school supplies available for the start of another school year.  9/2

 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, preschool, day care]

REAL ESTATE SERVICES. Why hire just your average Realtor when you can hire one with years of successful negotiating experience and a proven track record of satisfied customers. Dan Pehlke, Principal Broker in Oregon, has just that. Now exclusively Powered by Cheri Belander Real Estate 802 W 6th St., The Dalles, OR  97058 & 1301 12th St., Hood River, OR 97031 Home of the 4.5% listing agreement with full representation and extreme networking with tremendous success. Give Dan Pehlke a call anytime at 503-547-9140 if you need to buy or sell real estate of any kind. 

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

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






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



DUPLEX. 2 bedroom. 1 bath 1500sqft duplex available in Grass Valley. Located on the edge of town. Private parking and private entrance. Rental price includes. Water, electric, garbage, wifi and sewer. $850. Text or call. First, last and deposits required. 5419995317  9/2

3. Calendar (new or corrected)

Country Pride, County Wide!


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

23-28 Sherman County Fair, Moro

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

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

26 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

FFA127 Sherman County Fair FFA Annual BBQ 5:30

27 Sherman County Fair Rodeo Royalty, Bull Riding 7:15 Arena

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

28 Sherman County Fair Cowboy Church

28 Sherman County Fair Demo Derby 1

28 U.S. Navy Band “Country Current” 6 Maryhill Winery – No Charge

29-Sept. 2 Highway 97 Chip Seal Project Biggs to Wasco

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 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 4 White Salmon

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

10 Author’s Fest at Klindt’s Booksellers, 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 10th Annual Wasco Salmon/Steelhead Tournament

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 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility Board 10 NORCOR, The Dalles

20 Sherman County Quilting Ladies Day, Sherman County Historical Museum

24 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board 11-1 The Dalles

25 Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Board 1-3 The Dalles

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