Sherman County eNews #285


  1. North Central Education Service District Board, Nov. 3

  2. Sherman County Historical Society Fall Program: Author Jane Kirkpatrick, Nov. 6

  3. Sherman County in The Times-Journal, Oct. 27

  4. 2016-17 Sherman HS Basketball Schedule

  5. Sherman Fair Board Seeks Fair Theme Ideas, Grand Marshal Nominees

  6. The Four Agreements

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

1. North Central Education Service District Board, Nov. 3

The North Central Education Service District board of directors will meet in regular session, Thursday, November 3, at 6 p.m. at the ESD Administrative Office in Condon. Agenda topics include reports, 2nd reading of policies, Frontier TeleNet and Boys and Girls State.

 2. Sherman County Historical Society Fall Program: Author Jane Kirkpatrick, Nov. 6

Moro, OR – The Sherman County Historical Society invites you to a special talk and book signing with Jane Kirkpatrick on November 6th at the Grass Valley Pavilion in Grass Valley, Oregon. Jane will share memories of Sherman County and celebrate the 25th Anniversary of her book Homestead along with her latest release, This Road We Traveled while inspiring the pioneer in all of us.

Doors open at 1:30pm with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres served along with wine from Moody Tollbridge Winery. Jane’s presentation starts at 2:30pm followed by her signing books with copies available for purchase. Admission is $10 at the door. For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page.

3. Sherman County in The Times-Journal, Oct. 27

classifieds.boySee The Times Journal, October 27, 2016.

  • Sherman court discusses fiber project, Frontier TeleNet matters at special meeting in Moro.
  • Basketball Officials Needed in Columbia Basin
  • Sherman County Notes

4. 2016-17 Sherman HS Basketball Schedule Boys Coach/Principal:   Bill Blevins

Asst. Boys Coach:  Bill Martin, Clint Moore, Ethan Moore

Boys JV Coach: Gary Lewis                                          

Head Girls Coach:    Steve Bird

Asst. Girls Coach:  Laurie Perisho

Dec. 2, 3 F/S Sherman Invitational

Culver, Grant Union,  Sherman, Stanfield

Sherman 4:30 3:00 6:00 / TBA 7:30 / TBA
    JV vs Stanfield (Fri Only) MS Gym   4:30 3:00    
Dec. 9 Fri North Powder Sherman 3:00 4:30 6:00 7:30
Dec. 16, 17 F/S Hosanna Tournament Klamath Falls     TBA TBA
Dec. 27, 28, 29 T/W/T Optimist Christmas Classic LaGrande     TBA  
Dec 27-30   Punahou Invitational Honolulu, HI       11:00am
       Jan. 6 Fri Horizon Sherman 3:00 4:30 6:00 7:30
Jan. 7 Sat Ione Ione 1:00 2:30 4:00 5:30
Jan. 10 Tues Dufur Dufur 3:00 4:30 6:00 7:30
Jan. 13 Fri Spray/Mitchell Mitchell 3:00 4:30 6:00 7:30
Jan. 14 Sat South Wasco Sherman 1:00 2:30 4:00 5:30
Jan. 20 Fri Arlington Sherman 3:00 4:30 6:00 7:30
Jan. 21 Sat Condon/Wheeler Condon 1:00 2:30 4:00 5:30
Jan. 24 Tues Stanfield Stanfield 4:00 @ Elem. 4:00 7:00 5:30
Jan. 27 Fri Ione Sherman 3:00 4:30 6:00 7:30
Jan. 28 Sat Horizon Christian Hood River 1:00 2:30 4:00 5:30
Jan. 31 Tues Bye          
Feb. 3 Fri South Wasco Maupin 3:00 4:30 6:00 7:30
Feb. 4 Sat Spray/Mitchell Sherman 1:00 2:30 4:00 5:30
Feb. 7 Tues Dufur Sherman 3:00 4:30 6:00 7:30
Feb. 10 Fri Arlington Arlington 3:00 4:30 6:00 7:30
Feb. 11 Sat Condon/Wheeler Sherman 1:00 2:30 4:00 5:30
Feb. 17, 18 Fri/Sat Big Sky Tournament Madras     TBA TBA

5. Sherman Fair Board Seeks Fair Theme Ideas, Grand Marshal Nominees

arrow.blueswishHave you submitted your fair theme idea?  Don’t forget to submit your ideas for the fair theme and have a chance to win a $25 gift card to Fred Meyer if we select your idea.  Also accepting nominations for Grand Marshal for the 2017 fair.  Applications are available at your local post office or request one by email at but hurry! The fair board will be voting on your submissions at our November 3rd meeting! Thank you, Jennifer Zimmerlee

6. The Four Agreements

Be impeccable with your words.

Don’t take anything personally.

Don’t make assumptions.

Always do your best.

The Four Agreements ~ By Don Miguel Ruiz
A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
The Four Agreements are tools to help us in the process of personal transformation. This transformation requires an inventory of our beliefs, which are based on agreements we have made with life. We can transform our beliefs and break our old, self-limiting agreements by practicing the Four Agreements.


  • Be Impeccable With Your Word

Say only what you mean. The word is the most powerful tool we have as humans. Depending upon how it is used, the word can help us to become free or to enslave us. By practicing impeccability we can clear up communication problems, heal relationships, and create enough personal power to break our old limiting agreements.

  • Don’t Take Things Personally

Each of us lives in our own personal dream, and what we say, what we do, and the opinions we give come from the agreements that we have in our own minds – they have nothing to do with anyone else. By the same token, others’ opinions have nothing to do with us, so there is nothing to take personally. When we make the assumption that whatever happens is because of us, we continue to hurt each other and brood about what we call injustice. A huge amount of freedom is gained when we take nothing personally.

  • Don’t Make Assumptions

We make assumptions when we think we know what others mean, or when we think they know what we mean. The problem with making all those assumptions is that we believe them as the truth, and we blame others for the assumptions that we make. We must have the courage to ask what another means, and the courage to say what we really mean. The day we stop making assumptions, we communicate cleanly and clearly, free of emotional poison.

  • Always Do Your Best

This agreement makes the other three possible. When we simply do our best — not more and not less — we avoid self-condemnation and we have no regrets. Although our best is always changing, we continually strive to do our best.

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

world.EuropeAfricaMaryhill Museum Current Special Exhibitions 

Germany: Muslim Migrant, Four Wives, 23 Children Receive $390,000/yr.

Which states are saying no to resettlement of Syrian refugees?

The Islamic State Just Wants to Watch the World Burn

Ammon Bundy, other militants found not guilty in Oregon standoff trial

Oregon militia lawyer TAZED by U.S. Marshalls after trial

Dangerous Collusion

Inside the Invisible Government: War, Propaganda, Clinton and Trump

Oregon Watchdog Free Daily Reports

Take a Tour of the International Space Station



Sherman County eNews #284


  1. Spiritual Matters

  2. Classifieds

  3. Calendar

1. Spiritual Matters


 A Good Way to Live

These quotes from the Baha’i Faith are a life-long guide in how to live a meaningful life.  These practices lead to spiritual growth.

“…Strive that your actions day by day may be beautiful prayers.”

“Turn towards God, and seek always to do that which is right and noble.”

“Enrich the poor, raise the fallen, comfort the sorrowful, bring healing to the sick, reassure the fearful, rescue the oppressed, bring hope to the hopeless, shelter the destitute!”

“Never is it the wish of God to see any being hurt, nor will He make anyone to grieve; for man can receive no greater gift than this, that he rejoice another’s heart.”

“I beg of God that ye will be bringers of joy, even as are the angels in Heaven.”

“To do battle…go forth with pure intent, with righteous motives, with counsels helpful and effective, with goodly attributes, with deeds pleasing to the Almighty, with the qualities of heaven.”

“Naught but the celestial potency of the Word of God, which ruleth and transcendeth the realities of all things, is capable of harmonizing the divergent thoughts, sentiments, ideas, and convictions of the children of men.”

Baha’i Faith


Erling and Pat Jacobsen



The Church

What are the differences between Judaism and Christianity?  God chose Abraham to be the father of many nations. Abraham had a son Isaac, who had a son Jacob, whose name God changed to Israel.  One of Israel’s sons, Judah, is where we get the terms “Judaism” or “Jewish.”  Israel had 12 sons total, and their descendants made up the (Jewish) nation of Israel.  God delivered the Israelites from slavery in Egypt and brought them to the promised land of Canaan.  Throughout their history, the Israelites often disobeyed God, and once again they found themselves subject to oppression, this time by the Romans.  God sent prophets to Israel that told of a coming Messiah (Savior) who Israel believed would rescue them from this oppression and elevate their status to that of God’s chosen people again.  When Jesus came, he did not fit their idea of a heroic savior, especially when he humbly was crucified.  Thus, the nation of Israel rejected Jesus and still to this day are awaiting their promised Messiah.

Christians believe that Jesus came first as a suffering servant, but will come again as the King of Kings.  In His first advent, Jesus, who is God in the flesh (John 1:1), came to not only teach us how to live a Godly life (as recorded in the Gospels), but to offer Himself as a living sacrifice to take away the sins of the world.  When Jesus conquered death by being resurrected, ascended to heaven and sent the Holy Spirit to indwell believers, the Christian Church was born.  Jesus is the Messiah; He has saved us from our sins.  All that is required of us is to believe in the finished work of Christ on the cross, and accept this free gift of salvation from God.

God bless,

Jill Harrison

Wasco United Methodist Church

2. Classifieds (new or corrected)

FRIDAY CLASSIFIEDS: 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.



SPECIAL OLYMPICS. 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! 11/4


CUSTODIAN. Sherman County School District, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, Oregon 97039. Custodian Posting Sherman County School District is seeking a qualified custodial candidate. The candidate must be self-motivated and is responsible for performing custodial duties, minor maintenance, and other miscellaneous duties on a regimented schedule in order to ensure that the school building and facilities are maintained in a healthy, safe, and sanitary manner.  Medical, dental, and vision insurance are included.  Criminal record check and pre-employment drug screening required. For information and application materials please email or call Wes Owens at or 541-565-3500. Application Method/Materials Required Please submit a letter of interest, application (available from the school district) and resume if you are interested in the position to: Wes Owens, Superintendent, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, Oregon  97039 (541) 565-3500 This position will remain open until filled. Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer.

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 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


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. 11/11

BULLDOG DINER, RUFUS, OREGON. Just a remimder that beginning on Tuesday, November 1st we will be open Thursdays through Mondays 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. and closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 10/28

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.  10/21

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




STORAGE SPACE. Wanted to buy a building or rent a space in or near Wasco to securely store two boats or vehicles.  Call 541-993-9828 or 541-442-5111.



3. 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

28 Bingo Spooktabular 7 Second Hand Made in Wasco

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 7:00-7:30PM fellowship.  6:30-8:30 PM Prayer Meeting

4 North Central Education Service District Board Meeting 6 Condon

5 Maryhill Museum Family Fun Day

6 Daylight Saving Time Ends

6 Sherman County Historical Society Fall Program 2 Grass Valley Pavilion 1:30

6 Liberty Gospel Quartet, Harvest Dinner 5 Grass Valley Baptist Church


8 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Board 8:30 a.m.

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

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

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

10 Italian Dinner to Benefit Sherman Jr./Sr. High Band Trips 6 Cafeteria

14-17 Association of Oregon Counties Conference, Eugene


11 Veterans Appreciation Dinner 4:30-6:30 Sherman Community & Senior Center

16 Sherman County Job Club 11-12:30 Burnet Building, Moro

18 Bingo Night 7 Second Hand Made

19 Condon’s Fall Festival 10-2

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

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

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



2 Mid-Columbia Health Foundation Festival of the Trees 6 Civic Auditorium

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 7:00-7:30PM fellowship 6:30-8:30 PM Prayer Meeting

13 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting

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

14-16 Oregon Leadership Summit, Portland

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

21 First Day of Winter

21 Sherman County Court 9

22-30 Sherman School District Christmas Break

24 Christmas Eve


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

31 New Year’s Eve