Sherman County eNews #27


  1. Spiritual Matters

  2. Classifieds

  3. Calendar

1. Spiritual Matters

church.family1The Christian Journey

In the Old Testament story of the Israelites’ journey to the promised land, God is painting a picture (foreshadowing) of our journey as Christians.  The Israelites (Hebrews/Jews) started their journey as slaves in Egypt.  Likewise, prior to salvation, we are slaves to sin (John 8:34).  Egypt is symbolic of the world, and God called the Israelites out of Egypt just like He calls us out of citizenship of the world (2 Timothy 1:9, Philippians 3:20).

After their calling, God miraculously guided the Israelites through the Red Sea to complete their liberation from the stronghold of their master (the Egyptians).  The Red Sea symbolizes the blood of Christ, who completes our liberation from sin’s stronghold over us (John 8:36).

Once freed, the Israelites spent the next 40 years wandering through the wilderness, learning to rely on God’s provision (manna/water) and protection, while dealing with temptation, sin and doubt.  This foreshadows our Christian journey, where, after salvation, we have the opportunity to mature or grow in Christ.   It takes time and effort to learn to rely on God, and no two Christian journeys are the same.  Some may struggle with obedience or apathy, and of course Satan loves to upset the Christian walk with deception, distraction and temptation.

When the Israelites were finally allowed to cross the Jordan River and take possession of the promised land, this foreshadows Christians who reach a spiritual maturity whereby we can possess God’s rest and inner peace.  Just as God then conquered Jericho (and other subsequent cities) through the obedience of Joshua, God will begin to conquer our sins one by one through our obedience.  Although the Jews were eventually exiled due to disobedience, God promised to regather them one day (Jeremiah 31:10).  Likewise, God will regather backslidden Christians to Himself.

God bless,

Jill Harrison

Wasco Methodist Church

2. Classifieds (new or corrected)


typewriterSherman 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 and Congratulatory notes here. ~ The Editor


CONGRATULATIONS, GREINER FAMILY, as you are honored at the 20th annual Robert Burns Supper in Condon on Saturday, January 28th. ~ The Editor

OUR CONDOLENCES to the family of Commissioner Dennis Gronquist. His thoughtful, common sense vision and leadership in the region are recognized and appreciated.  ~ The Editor

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


BASKETBALL GAME CONCESSIONS. *Urgent Need!! There are two concession slots open: High School game on Jan. 27 and Middle School game on Feb. 6.  Please contact Ree Ella at or call 541-565-3500, Sherman County School. 2/3


PART-TIME POSITION – The City of Moro is now accepting applications for a seasonal part-time position of Assistant Maintenance Worker. This position requires an individual to be able to perform work including: construction and repair of sewer and water pipelines; operation of trucks and other power-driven equipment and tools; general maintenance of streets, sidewalks, parks and buildings; and other related work as required.  Applications are available at Moro City Hall located at 104 First Street, Moro, Oregon, and may be picked up between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday or Wednesday, and 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Monday or Thursday.  All applications must be returned to Moro City Hall no later than 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  For more information, contact Kya Mabe at 541-565-3535.   2/24

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

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

STORAGE SHED. Princeton 10×10 storage shed. The Sherman County Soil and Water Conservation District has a surplus storage shed that needs to be removed. The storage shed is free to take, as is. Please contact the office at 541-565-3551 ext. 101 to view the item. The buyer is responsible for the disassembling and moving of the storage shed. The Sherman County SWCD takes no responsibility of the storage shed after the buyer has taken ownership.

 :: PRICE REDUCED:: GORGE OUTFITTERS SUPPLY ::  $25,000 (terms available) . 102 East 1st Street Rufus Oregon. MLS # 16657334. 1800 Sq Ft Commercial Building / Premium location / Continual Growth. The areas 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: 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 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. * Wholesale cost of current inventory to be added to purchase price at time of sale. (Currently about 42k sold for cash only) Priced aggressively current inventory retails near 75k. Building can be leased 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]

SEE SHERMAN COUNTY AGRI-BUSINESS DIRECTORY. To add or update a 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



FIREWOOD. A veteran in our community is in need of firewood. Please call or text Bonnie 541-777-7731 or Leta Ann 541-325-2993. Thank you in advance for your help and thoughtfulness.

CROSFIELD BUILDING MURAL INFO. Information sought for research on the work of itinerant artists and sign painters in Sherman County. The mural on the Crosfield brick building in Wasco is one of those. Information (painter, date, owners) and photographs will be greatly appreciated. ~ Sherry Kaseberg



3. Calendar (new or corrected)


27  Film: Mothering Inside 6-8 Discovery Center

28 The Dalles Dam Eagle Watch – The Dalles Dam Visitor Center

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

28 Bingo 7 Second Hand Made in Wasco

29 Commissioner Dennis Gronquist funeral 1 Arlington Grade School

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

31 Frontier Regional 911 Board Meeting 1 Condon, Gilliam County Courthouse

1 Sherman County Court 9


4 Regional History Forum, Vogt Opera House 1:30 Original Courthouse, The Dalles

6 Sherman County Court Special Session 10

7 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Building

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

10 Gorge Broadband Consortium 10

11 Regional History Forum, Donner Party Survivor 1:30 Original Courthouse, The Dalles

11 North Central Livestock Association Dinner Meeting 5 Grass Valley Pavilion


14 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation Board 8:30 Moro

14 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Building, Moro

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

14 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles


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

18 Regional History Forum, Art Deco Architecture 1:30 Original Courthouse, The Dalles



23-March 1 National Association of Counties Conference, Washington, DC

25 Happy Birthday, Sherman County! February 25, 1889

25 Regional History Forum, Thos. Condon & Paleontology 1:30 Original Courthouse

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


1 Sherman County Court will not be in session.

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

12 Daylight Saving Time Begins

14 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation Board 8:30 Moro

14 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30

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

14 North Central Public Health District Board 3 The Dalles

15 Sherman County Court 9 Burnet Building


20 Spring Begins

28 Mid-Columbia Council of Governments 1-3 The Dalles



Sherman County eNews #26


  1. Film Screening: Mothering Inside, Jan. 27  

  2. Genealogy Workshop: “Getting Off To the Right Start”

  3. Workshop: History for the Genealogist and How to Use Historical Societies

  4. Sherman County Center for Living Mental Health & Addiction Services

  5. Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District, Watershed Council Meeting, Feb. 14

1. Film Screening: Mothering Inside, Jan. 27  

“When a mother is sent to prison, the whole family does time.”

Film Screening: Mothering Inside, Jan. 27  

January 27 – 6 to 8 p.m.

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
5000 Discovery Drive
The Dalles OR 97058

Join us for a free screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, Mothering Inside. 

Dialogue brought to you through partnership with Oregon Humanities, “Forgotten Children: the consequences of incarceration on children, families and the community” and YWCA. Stay after the film for a panel discussion with formerly incarcerated mothers.

The YWCA’s Family Preservation Project utilizes a holistic, family-centered approach to assist incarcerated women rehabilitate, form connections with their family and prepare for their lives after incarceration.

Alexis Packard

2. Genealogy Workshop: “Getting Off To the Right Start”

Saturday, February 11, 2017

10am – 12pm | Oregon Historical Society

Have you just started digging into your family tree, or are you a genealogy veteran who wants to learn more tips and tricks? Whether you have a lot, or a little, or even no experience with genealogy, family historians from the OHS Research Library will make digging up the past loads of fun! Join us for an upcoming family history workshop at the Oregon Historical Society to help you discover your roots.

Family history is fun, addicting, and before you know it, overwhelming. Start your research right. Learn how to stay focused, organized, and sane.  Sign up here:

3. Workshop: History for the Genealogist and How to Use Historical Societies

Oregon Historical Society Research Library – Saturday, April 8, 2017

Let’s put the “History” in Family History! Come learn how to overcome genealogical roadblocks and flesh out an ancestor’s story through general history. You will also learn the value of historical societies and how to use their resources to find records, answer questions, and write biographies. 

Register here: 

4. Sherman County Center for Living Mental Health & Addiction Services

Sherman County’s Center for Living Update

All Are Welcome

Sherman County office provides mental health and addiction services Monday-Friday at the Scott Street office.  It’s best to call first, as sometimes we are out in the community. However if you stop by, just leave a note and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

CFL Sherman County’s Monday-Friday office phone is 541 565 3149

After Hours Crisis Counseling is 888 877 9147

Services provided are as following:

Individual, Group and Family Therapy Sessions

Child Therapy Sessions

Crisis Help

Case Management


Addiction Services

Just a reminder in February 2017, CFL’s Monthly Gatherings in Moro and Wasco will resume. Wasco’s will meet at the Annex on the first Tuesday February 7th and Moro’s will meet at the old school in Moro on Scott Street the forth Tuesday February 28th. Both meetings are scheduled to meet from 6-7pm, and are open discussions with a focus on emotional health.  Light refreshments are provided.

Lastly, we are looking for age appropriate [ages 4-16] donations of clean children’s toys and complete children’s games.  We can pick up if needed.

Thanks for your support

Monday-Friday Office phone is 541 565 3149

After Hours Crisis Counseling is 888 877 9147

5. Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District, Watershed Council Meeting, Feb. 14

Sherman County SWCD & Watershed Council are hosting their Annual Meeting & Outreach Workshop together! Come join us for an evening of good company, food, and entertainment for Valentine’s Day!

What: SWCD & Watershed Council Joint Annual Meeting & Soil Health Workshop

Where: Grass Valley Pavilion (Highway 97, Grass Valley OR 97029)

When: February 14th, 2017, 5:30 p.m. social hour, 6:00 p.m. dinner

Food & Drink: Paradise Rose Chuck Wagon Catering & Moody Tollbridge Winery (cash only)

Speaker: Jill Clapperton—soil health

Cost: Prime Rib Dinner—$18.00 a plate, kids 3 and under eat free

Please RSVP no later than February 8th

so we can plan accordingly — 541-565-3216 x 3.

See you all there!

* A little about our speaker: Jill Clapperton is the Principal Scientist, Co-founder and owner of Rhizoterra Inc. and a well-known international lecturer and advocate for practices that promote soil health. Founded in April 2011 by Jill Clapperton and Fred Fleming, Rhizoterra Inc. believes that soil health is the foundation of agriculture. They work to demonstrate and promote the link between healthy soils and the production of nutrient dense food. Their strategies include whole system planning for crop, livestock, and/or integrated crop and livestock systems.

** The district complies with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate. Anyone needing special accommodations for this event is to contact the District 72 hours in advance at 541-565-3216 x 3.

~ SWCD & Watershed Council Staff