Sherman County eNews #5


  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar

1. Classifieds (new or corrected)


classifieds.boySherman 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), and 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 here. ~ The Editor



CONGRATULATIONS, COMMISSIONER DABULSKIS! Sworn-in with the oath of office, you began your work on behalf of Sherman County. Thank you for stepping right up for the training called County College.  ~ The Editor

“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, SHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS! We appreciate and thank you for your (unpaid) commitment to excellence in education, service for your county constituents, and support for school district personnel. It’s School Board Appreciation Month — year-round! ~ Larry & Sherry Kaseberg 

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

CONGRATULATIONS, COUNTY OFFICIALS, County Clerk Jenine McDermid, Judge Gary Thompson and Sheriff Brad Lohrey, on taking the oath of office for your next terms. Thank you for your service! ~ The Editor

“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, SHERMAN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY EDITORIAL TEAM, for another interesting issue of Sherman County: For The Record, an important publication in its 34th year! Thank you Gladys Wesley, Dorothy Benson, Lowell Smith, Sheri Carlson, Janet Pinkerton, Nancy Allen, Terry Fuhrer, and the interviewers, authors and preservationists who gave us these stories, records and photographs! ~ 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

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.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES! Sherman County Girl Scout Troop 50137 would like to let everyone know that Girl Scout Cookies Season is almost upon us. Pre-sales begin Monday, January 9th and ends on the 20th. Be on the lookout for one of our 13 Daisies, Brownies or Junior Girl Scouts. If we miss you, we will be having a couple of cookie booths in the county in February. Thank you in advance for helping our troop. 1/20

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 


PREVENTION COORDINATOR. Sherman County is accepting employment applications for the position of Prevention Coordinator. This is a part time position, 20 hr/week or .50FTE, Monday-Friday; there is an option for flexible scheduling within the fte. Partial benefits available. Applicant must value collaboration and be skilled in data collection, program implementation, grant management and be willing to engage in the Prevention Specialist certification process (within a 2-4 year timeline). This position works closely with youth, the community, and other agencies to identify and implement strategies to prevent drug and alcohol abuse in Sherman County. This is an exciting opportunity to effect local change.  For job description and/or application, contact the office of the Sherman County Court at 541-565-3416 or online at Submit completed application and resume to the Sherman County Court, PO Box 365, Moro, OR 97039. Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm on Friday, February 3. Successful applicant must pass a criminal history background check. Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer. 2/3

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

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

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


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

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 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




SHERMAN 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





2. Calendar (new or corrected)


The fog comes

on little cat feet.

It sits looking

over harbor and city

on silent haunches

and then moves on. ~ Carl Sandberg


8 Civic Auditorium Market Place 11-4 The Dalles

9 Sherman County School District Board Meeting 7 Public/School Library

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

11 Rufus City Council 7

14 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Building

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

14 Cascade Singers’ Concert 7 Zion Lutheran Church, 10th & Union, The Dalles

15 Cascade Singers’ Concert 3 Zion Lutheran Church, 10th & Union, The Dalles


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.

23 Sherman County Photography Club Meeting 7 Sherman County Public/School Library

25 Tri-County Courts 10-3 Fossil, Wheeler County

25 Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting 2 Fossil

25 Frontier Digital Network Board Meeting, Fossil

28 The Dalles Dam Eagle Watch  The Dalles Dam Visitor Center

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

31 Frontier Regional 911 Board Meeting 1 Condon


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

18 Columbia River Gorge Bridal Show 11-4 Civic Auditorium, The Dalles



25 Happy Birthday, Sherman County! February 25, 1889


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

12 Daylight Saving Time Begins


20 Spring Begins