Sherman County eNews #345


  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. Share your Joyful News and Thank You, Commendation and Congratulatory notes. ~ The Editor


applause1THANK YOU! Second Hand Made would like to thank the community for all of its support. We were amazed by the amount of Christmas shopping that was done locally. You made our first holiday season a big success. We have one last event this year, Winter Wonderland Bingo on Friday at 7 p.m. There will be 10 rounds of Bingo with the last round being played for store credit. Hope to see you here! It will be ‘snow’ much fun. Everyone, have a fun and safe New Year. ~ Megan Jensen, Second Hand Made, Wasco

CONGRATULATIONS, WOOLERY PROJECT! Hard work, determination, persistence and, now, non-profit status! ~ The Editor

THANK YOU, MR. BARTELS! A BIG thank you to Mr. Bartels for all the hard work you did preparing our children for the Winter Music Program. Your work does not go unnoticed. The children shined so in turn you SHINE! ~ Sue Mabe

“When we become more fully aware that our success is due in large measure to the loyalty, helpfulness, and encouragement we have received from others, our desire grows to pass on similar gifts. Gratitude spurs us on to prove ourselves worthy of what others have done for us. The spirit of gratitude is a powerful energizer.” — Wilferd A. Peterson

THANK YOU to Larry and Sherry Kaseberg for the oranges they purchased from the Lions. Also to Edwardo Rubio for the apples he got for the lunch program. The fresh fruit is great for the kids and it tastes wonderful. The donations to our Lunch Program at Sherman School are a real boost to the health of our kids. We appreciate all the families and businesses that donate to our program and school. ~ Sincerely, Ree Ella von Borstel : Food Service Manager for Sherman School District

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” — Cynthia Ozick

THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS! How would we get by without them?  Hope we don’t have to find out! Our volunteer helpers who get us through the high water, deep snow, or whatever are deserving of so much thanks!! Here in Moro we thank the fellows who blade our streets and sidewalks so we can safely drive and get about. There is so much more done for us than just that. Thanks to each and everyone who is doing good for people such as we. ~ Myrna Melzer and Nell Melzer

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein

THANK YOU, TIMES-JOURNAL You’re keeping us informed with Sherman County athletics this week! Frontier TeleNet and Moro City Council made the news, as well!  ~ Larry and Sherry Kaseberg

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust

MERRY CHRISTMAS, eNEWS READERS! We wish you happiness, health and courage for the present, hope for the future, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! ~ The Editor


A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye,
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I’ve played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.
~Edgar Guest

JOYFUL NEWS! [births, birthdays, engagements, weddings & anniversaries



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.

BOOK SALE. Wasco City Community Library’s continuing sale in the Wasco Annex (old grade school). $5.00 per bag for used books or 25 cents to $1.00 per book. NEW books, CDs and DVD…$3.00 each. Used movies and  audio books….25 cents. FREE magazines and other free items. Monday, Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. or when the building is open. Questions? Call Danee Rankin  541-442-5834. 12/30

BASKETBALL GAME CONCESSIONS. There is an opening for a group to sell concessions at a Sherman High School basketball game on Friday, January 27. Games with Ione begin at 4:00. Interested groups may contact Ree Ella at 541-565-3500 or  1/20

DECORATE THE MITTEN TREE. Bring your donations of gloves, mittens, hats, and scarves to decorate the Mitten Tree at Sherman County Public/School Library located in Moro. Community, school staff and students are encouraged to adorn the bare branches with warmth. We are also requesting warm throws and blankets to place under the tree. The Mitten Tree will be up through the end of December and all donated items will be given to our local food bank and other agencies which serve Sherman County. 12/30


KITCHEN ASSISTANT, SENIOR CENTER. Kitchen Assistant at the Sherman County Senior & Community Center. Permanent, part-time position, 10hr/week, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Primary responsibilities include assisting Head Cook/Kitchen Coordinator in preparing and serving group 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 Friday, January 27, 2017.  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. 1/27
USDA FSA PROGRAM TECHNICIAN. “The U.S. Dept of Agriculture (USDA), Farm Service Agency (FSA) is currently accepting applications for a full-time Program Technician in the Moro, OR office. This position is responsible for carrying out office activities and functions pertaining to FSA-administered programs, including ARC-PLC, Conservation and Program Eligibility. Knowledge of GIS mapping, computer use, and local agricultural practices are important. Excellent customer service skills are essential. Starting pay is $28,886 to $52,043/year (CO-1101-04 to 07), depending on experience and education. This position is a 180-day temporary, full-time appointment with option to convert to a permanent full-time appointment. Medical, dental, vision, and retirement benefits are offered under permanent appointments. Detailed information on how to apply can be found on line at Search using the key word OR-2017-0010, and/or the location, Moro, OR. Complete applications must be submitted online at, and will be accepted until Friday, December 30, 2016, 11:59 pm EDT. If applying online poses a hardship, contact 509-323-3010 during core business hours (8:00am to 4:00 pm PDT) prior to the closing date. Complete applications must include ALL required documents, and must be received by the closing date in order to be considered. Please contact Roseanna Breeding, FSA, Sherman County Executive Director, at 541-565-3551 ext. 2, M-F 8am-4:30pm, or email, with questions regarding the application process and/or the position. “FSA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.” 12/30

ROAD MAINTENANCE. Sherman County Road Department is accepting applications for a Maintenance Worker. Applicant must possess a Class A CDL or have the ability to obtain one within six months of hire. The person will perform a variety of manual and skilled tasks involving heavy lifting; operating heavy and specialized equipment in the general construction and maintenance of county roads, bridges and related facilities. Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are available on Sherman County’s website: and the Sherman County Road Department (phone: 541-565-3271 or 541-565-3623) in Moro, Oregon. All road department personnel are subject to random drug testing and before hiring, applicants will have to pass a drug test. The final day to accept applications will be January 12, 2017. 1/13

BASKETBALL REFEREES. Mid-Columbia Basketball Officials Association is seeking people interested in serving their community by becoming a basketball referee. “Get back into the game you love, get some exercise, meet new people and earn some money,” entices Chris Kaseberg, Mid-Columbia Basketball Officials Association commissioner. The average age of officials currently in the association is 46 years, and the association is looking for “the next generation” of officials. Anyone interested in becoming a basketball official for local games may contact Chris Kaseberg by calling 541-980-9449, or go on-line, 12/30

TEMPORARY TEACHER. Sherman County School District is seeking a Certified Temporary Teacher:

Position: Temporary 2nd Grade Teacher

Start Date: February 6, 2017

End Date: May 5, 2017

Position Description: Sherman County School District is seeking a highly qualified and motivated Certified 2nd Grade Temporary Teacher. The district is looking for an individual with a strong understanding of Professional Learning Communities and the ability to work as a team. The candidate should also have a working knowledge of Common Core State Standards and effective teaching strategies. Moreover, the individual must possess the ability to communicate with students, parents and colleagues effectively. This position will remain open until filled. Criminal record check and drug test is required. If you are interested in this position, please email Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us0/0

JOBS. The Times-Journal Classifieds

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

sign.forsaleFOR SALE:

BOOK SALE. Wasco City Community Library’s continuing sale in the Wasco Annex (old grade school). $5.00 per bag for used books or 25 cents to $1.00 per book. NEW books, CDs and DVDs $3.00 each. Used movies and  audio books 25 cents. FREE magazines and other free items. Monday, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 6pm or when the building is open. Questions? Call Danee Rankin 541-442-5834. 12/30

GORGE OUTFITTERS SUPPLY :: Just Listed :: $75,000; 102 East 1st Street, Rufus Oregon. MLS # 16657334. 1800 Sq Ft Commercial Building / Premium location / Continual Growth. The area’s only full season recreation retail sporting goods store. Great income, awesome location, well known in the entire area as a destination location for recreation supplies for the world class fishing that abounds. Strategically located on the mighty Columbia, on I-84 at exit 109, and in between the mouths of the Deschutes and John Day rivers. Sales have increased every year since established in 2011. New POS for tracking inventory and sales. Services include: Kayak rentals, ODFW licensing agent and FFL dealer. ATM machine generates $150-$300 month on average. An additional portion of the building could be opened for additional retail square footage potentially for Kite Boarding and Wind Surfing supplies. This is a first class establishment. Signage has been created by the PNW best sign company and constructed of high quality material. This is a turn key operation with plenty of great vendor support. Purchase price includes the following: (business only)
* All retail inventory (valued at our cost of 50K)
– actual purchase price will reflect current inventory value at time of closing adjusted up or down
* All retail furnishings, gondolas, freezers, refrigerators, coolers, shelving, safes, ATM
* Included in the sale is the name Gorge Outfitters Supply, all the marketing media, signage, intellect,
Facebook platform and current relationships with vendors and customers.
Priced aggressively for cash sale
Building can be rented at $850 month or purchased with terms for $115,000
Contact Dan Pehlke for additional information 503-547-9140
Licensed Oregon Principal Broker for Cheri Belander Real Estate  3/3/17 

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.  12/23

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]

ShermanCoLogoSHERMAN COUNTY AGRI-BUSINESS DIRECTORY. To add or update your business listing, please contact Sherman County Administrative Assistant Lauren Hernandez See businesses organized by town at 0/0



PRINTER. FREE (AS IS) Epson XP-310 Color Inkjet Printer Plus 27 Extra 200XL Ink Cartridges. My Epson printer has served me well for over a year. I have a big stock of ink cartridges on hand, too. Extra Ink: Magenta (5), Cyan (4), Yellow (6), Black (12). It recently started giving me an error that it was offline and I can’t figure out what is wrong with it. Rather than put any money into this printer, I’ve decided to upgrade to one of the new printers with the monthly ink subscription (as opposed to ordering your own ink as you need it). Anyone with a little technical expertise can probably figure out why it’s getting the error, and you’ll have a great little printer (it makes beautiful color prints). And the extra ink is included. Call Julie at 541-993-4860 and leave message. 12/30



PLANNING COMMISSION BOARD VACANCY. The Sherman County Court is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission Board. The term of this appointment will run through December of 2019. The role of the Planning Commission is to develop, maintain, and implement the comprehensive plan, to protect the integrity of the county’s planning process, and to foster the county’s long term interests. The candidate must be able to attend   monthly meetings as needed and make impartial decisions on land use issues that come before the board. This is a volunteer position. If interested, please stop by the Planning Department, located at the Steve Burnet Extension & Research Building, 66365 Lonerock Rd., Moro, Oregon, to pick up an application or call Georgia Macnab at 541-565-3601 for more information. Sherman County requires background checks for all county board positions. 12/30




2. Calendar (new or corrected)


31 Memorial Service for Bill Tatum 11 Grass Valley Baptist Church

31 New Year’s Eve



3 City of Moro Council Meeting 7 City Hall

4 Sherman County Court 9

4 Gilliam County Court 10

4 Wheeler County Court 10

6 Free Youth Mental Health/Substance Use First Aid Course,

                  South Gilliam County Emergency Services Building

10 Tri-County Mental Health Board of Directors 11-2 The Dalles

10 Sherman County Public/School Library Board Meeting 6:30 Library

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

14 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Building

14 Crab & Oyster Feed, Sherman Athletic Foundation Benefit 3:30-8 MCGG Wasco


17 Sherman Broadband Coordinating Meeting 1-3 Mid-Columbia Economic Development

23 Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities Board Meeting 10 The Dalles

23-26 National Association of Counties Conference, Washington, D.C.

25 Tri-County Courts 10-3 Wheeler County

28 20th Annual Robert Burns Supper 2-5 Condon Elks Lodge

30 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10-12, Workshop 12:30 Rufus 


1  No Sherman County Court Session


7 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Building

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



16 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Regional Economic Development 9                         Hood River County



25 Happy Birthday, Sherman County! February 25, 1889