Sherman County eNews #271


  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar

  1. Classifieds (new or corrected)


Sherman County eNews publishes free classified ads on Fridays, deadline Wednesday at 5. Please submit ads by using the Submit News page. 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, for example 10/18), 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.


applause1THANK YOU, WASCO ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE for your inspiring story in RURALITE about Sherman County’s Margaret Snider! THANK YOU, MARGARET, for your contributions to our county communities! ~ The Editor

CONGRATULATIONS, SHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT HALL of HONOR INAUGURAL INDUCTION CLASS: Dale Coles (posthumously), Shirley Fritts, Nell Melzer, 1989 State Championship Basketball Team (the first in school history) and generous donors, Walter and Helen Bruckert (Scholarship Fund), Charles Davis (Education Fund), and James Weir Memorial Fund! A very special, splendid event, classy in every way! Lots of smiles! We loved it! Thank you, Superintendent Owens, Sherman County School staff, Hall of Honor Committee and Booster Club!  ~ Larry and Sherry


SPECIAL OLYMPICS PAINT NITE. Special Olympics Oregon Fundraiser at The Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, on Thursday, November 10, at 6 p.m.; $45.00 – 47 TICKETS LEFT. Raise your glass to a NEW kind of night out! Paint Nite® invites you to create your own unique piece of art, guided by a professional artist and party host. You’ll spend two hours painting, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles. There’s no experience necessary and we’ll provide all the supplies, so you don’t have to worry about a thing (except having a great time!). Special Olympics is a year-round sports program for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympic athletes gain opportunities to increase social skills and demonstrate courage, experience joy and develop physical fitness. Paint Nite is our fundraising opportunity to purchase needed uniforms. The event begins promptly at the start time listed above, please join us beofre hand for no host dinner and drinks beginning at 5:30 p.m. Please allow extra time to find parking and get settled. If you’re coming with a group, make sure you arrive early to get seats together. We look forward to seeing you there! 10/4


ASK. People give to non-profit organizations because they:

  • are asked (the #1 reason!)
  • believe in the cause
  • experience peer pressure or guilt
  • believe it’s good for their business
  • want to give back for services received
  • feel good about it
  • receive status & ego
  • receive a tax deduction
  • want to build community
  • like to have fun at fundraising events
  • want to change the world
  • want to make a difference.


All good fund raising plans have one thing in common: they show a diverse number of sources for their income. The board of directors plays a crucial role in the selection, implementation and evaluation of fundraising strategies. Board members may individually commit to raising and giving a certain amount of money. The basic premise of fundraising – You must ask, you must give. Everything after that involves creativity, imagination and a sense of fun.  


EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT. North Central ESD has an opening at the Sherman Preschool in Moro for a part-time, temporary educational assistant to work with students three mornings a week, $9.50/hour. The successful candidate must be 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent. A criminal background check is required. Prior experience working with preschool children and/or children with disabilities preferred.
The successful candidate needs to:
• Enjoy working with children
• Work as a team
• Follow instructions and implement specific strategies
• Complete necessary paperwork
Please mail a current resume and letter of interest to North Central ESD Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education PO Box 637, Condon, OR 97823. It may also be emailed to For further information, please contact Angela Thompson at 541-238-6988. Position will remain open until filled. North Central ESD is an equal opportunity employer.

IMMEDIATE ASSISTANT PROVIDER position open at Little Wheats Day Care, Moro, OR. Flexible, part time hours 20-25 hours/week. Starting at $9.50/hr.  For more information, requirements and application please call 541-565-3152, or stop by 409 Dewey Street between 7:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. M-TH to pick up an application.  OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS SPECIALIST. The Tri-County Community Corrections Office has an opening for a part-time Community Corrections Specialist / Community Service Coordinator in Moro, OR. Minimum requirements are as follows:
• Must be at least 21 years of age and a U.S. citizen
• Must possess a valid Oregon Driver’s License or immediate ability to obtain one
• Must have a driving record free of any convictions that may indicate an inability to operate a public vehicle safely
• Must have no criminal record and be able to pass a background investigation
• A minimal requirement of a high school diploma, preferably supplemented by college or business school training and two years responsible office experience, or any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training.
• Must be skilled in use of current computer and software technology, telephone, copy and fax machine, computers and other general office machines. Must be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
• Must be willing to travel as required to attend state trainings and meetings
• Must acquire and maintain LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System) certification
• Must acquire and maintain an Oregon Notary Public certification
• Will be required to transport and monitor community service workers within Sherman County when needed as part of the Community Service Coordinator responsibilities/duties.
The beginning salary for this position will be $18.75 per hour, 16-20 hours per week, with possible advancements after a probationary period and performance review. An application, a complete job description and list of minimum requirements may be acquired by contacting Tina Potter at 541-565-0520 x2. No applications will be accepted after 5 P.M. on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The statements contained in this announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job. They should not be considered an all-inclusive list of work requirements or qualifications. Tri-County Community Corrections is an equal opportunity employer. 10/21

COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE, STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM. Non-Profit Organization Looking for Community Area Representatives to Join our International Team. ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking individuals to serve as Area Representatives in your local community.  ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United States for high school students from around the world.  Students are 15 to 18 years of age, have passed a series of academic and character requirements and are awaiting an opportunity to embark on their American Adventure. Area Representatives recruit and screen prospective host families, interview students to study abroad and supervise the exchange students in their community.  Area representatives are compensated based on the number of students they are supervising. There is also a great bonus opportunity. ASSE’s primary goal is to contribute to International understanding by enabling students to learn about other languages and cultures through active participation in family, school and community life. ASSE’s Area Representatives are the cornerstone of the organization, making all of this possible! For more information about ASSE or becoming an Area Representative, please call our Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or email us at We look forward to welcoming you to the ranks of Area Representatives nationwide – striving towards a world of understanding, one child at a time!   12/30


LUNCH SPECIALS, HOLIDAY SHOPPING at SECOND HAND MADE  Stop by Second Hand Made in Wasco to see what’s new!  We are now serving a lunch special from 11:30 to 1:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, so stop by and see what’s on the menu for the day!  We will be serving a sandwich option or two if you are not liking the daily special. Also, it is not too early to start thinking about that holiday shopping! We have several local crafters’ treasures for sale, including Pemberton Street Chocolates, jewelry by Cindy Thomas, soaps and potions by Jessica Wheeler as well as a couple more local vendors.  

Stay tuned for details of our “Holiday Open House” on Small Business Saturday, November 29th. We will be drawing the winning ticket for the special edition Crater Lake Pendleton Blanket that afternoon.  For every $5 purchase you get a ticket to enter in the drawing. Fun events to check out include a monthly “Kick Back and Craft Night,” and a monthly themed Bingo Night.  This month’s theme: Spooktacular Bingo!  Check the calendar for upcoming crafts and bingo nights. 10/21

THE OLD OSKALOOSA/JUST-US INN. The Just Us-Inn is being run as an Airbnb and a boarding house. It has retained full occupancy since 2013. There is a 1 bedroom suite, with bathroom, and an additional 2 two bedroom suites. There is a large unfinished third floor space. On the property there are: two RV hook-up spaces, a community garden, a rental manufactured home. This property features room for development with sewer and electric ready to hook up. This property features four commercial lots. The owner is willing to carry contract, with substantial down payment, at an attractive rate. Hotel is three stories. The first floor has approx. 1500 square ft., large living room, kitchen, dining area, laundry area, and 1.5 baths. The Just-Us Inn is completely furnished with antiques and collectibles. The second floor has 5 guest rooms, storage room, studio apartment, 2.5 baths and also completely furnished and beautifully decorated. The 3rd floor is unfinished but plumbed and wired. A historic property, (The Old Oskaloosa Hotel), Just-Us Inn is located in Sherman County, Oregon, at the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area; a land where time stand still. Sherman County is bordered to the north by the mighty Columbia River, world renowned for salmon & sturgeon fishing; to the east by the John Day River with exceptional steelhead & warm water bass fishing; and to the west by the Deschutes River, most of which is designated as Federal Wild, Scenic River, and State Scenic Waterway. People are drawn to the area to fly fish on world class rivers, white water rafting, windsurfing, golfing, hiking, mountain biking, all while enjoying the natural beauty that has become synonymous with the region. For sale by owner. Please call Debbie 503-515-7374.   10/21

MLS# 16225949
Contact Dan Pehlke for additional information 503-547-9140.

4900+SQ FT Commercial Concrete Building
150’X200′ 30,000 SQ FT Lot
Large open areas and 5 separate rooms with exterior entries
Unlimited possibilities. Off exit 109 of I-84. Rare Commercial Building in Rufus.  12/16

1013 Clark St, Wasco Oregon
MLS# 16360875
Contact Dan Pehlke for additional information 503-547-9140.

670 +SQ FT Commercial Building
4800 SQ FT Lot
Rare Commercial building for sale in Wasco. Two individual office units with separate entries. New paint and flooring. Clean sharp building. Unlimited possibilities abound for this commercial property with fantastic street appeal.  12/16

HOME. 3 BR/ 2 BA $80,000. Why Rent? Your mortgage payment may 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.  10/14

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

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

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



BARN CATS. Free! – Call Gladys at 541-565-0598.  11/25






2. Calendar (new or corrected)


1-30 Gilliam County Historical Society Wednesdays through Sundays 1-5 p.m.

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

14 Arthur Buether Graveside Service Grass Valley 2 & Afterward at the GV Pavilion

14-16 Oktoberfest to Benefit The Woolery in Arlington

14-16 Ragtime Festival in Shaniko & Madras

14-16 Hood River Valley Harvest Fest

15 Walkin’ Talkin’ Indian Trade Blanket Lecture & Appraisal 2 Maryhill Museum

15 Fall Table Runner Class TBD Second Hand Made, Wasco

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

15-Dec. 7 Annual Open Enrollment for Medicare

Install and Test Smoke Alarms – Install and Test Smoke Alarms

17 Association of Oregon Counties District Meeting 10-2 Condon

17 Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting 2 Condon Fire Hall

17-21 Sherman County School District Homecoming Week

18 Last day to register to vote in the Oregon Nov. 8 general election

18 Wasco City Council 7 City Hall

19 Sherman County Court 9

19 Gilliam County Court 10

19 Wheeler County Court 10

19 3rd Presidential Debate

20 Library Book Club Meeting 6 Sherman County Public/School Library

20 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility Board 10 NORCOR, The Dalles

20 Sherman Homecoming Noise Parade in Moro 8 p.m.

22 Wasco County Historical Society Meeting & Program 12 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

24 Photography Club 7 Sherman Public/School Library

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

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

26 Tapping into Your Full Potential with Orice Klaas 6 Sherman Public/School Library

27 Tri-County Court Meeting 10 OSU Extension Office, Burnet Building

27 Regional Economic Development Strategy Meeting 8:30-11 Stevenson, WA

28 Bingo Spooktabular 7 Second Hand Made

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




2 Sherman County Court 9

2 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Moro Presbyterian Church 6:30-8:30 PM 

3 North Central Education Service District Board Meeting 6 Condon

6 Daylight Saving Time Ends

6 Sherman County Historical Society Fall Program 2


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

9 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Committee 12:30 Sr. Center

9 Kick back and Craft Night 5:30 Second Hand Made, Wasco

14-17 Association of Oregon Counties Conference, Eugene


18 Bingo Night 7 Second Hand Made

19 Artists Marketing Workshop 1-4 Call 541-387-8877

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

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



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

3  Sherman County Bazaar & Christmas Tree Sale

5 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10-2 The Dalles

5 Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit in Portland

7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 1941

7 Sherman County Court 9

7 County-wide Prayer Meeting: Wasco Methodist Church 6:30-8:30 PM 

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

13-14 Washington State University Extension Wheat Academy

14 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Group 12:30 Senior Center

21 First Day of Winter

22-30 Sherman School District Christmas Break

24 Christmas Eve


31 New Year’s Eve