Sherman County eNews #77


  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar

1. 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 … and, the final Friday date for posting your ad (shown by the date at the end of the ad, for example, 3/17), 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  


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



LOWER DESCHUTES RIVER CWMA COORDINATOR. The Sherman County Weed District is accepting applications to fill 1 position: Lower Deschutes CWMA Coordinator. This is a permanent full-time position located in Moro, Oregon. Sherman County Weed District offers a competitive benefits package with a starting salary of $3,400.00 / month. Primary duties include: Coordinate daily activities of seasonal weed technicians; Coordinator with government agencies, local landowners and the general public; Surveying project areas for select weeds; Marking, mapping and collecting data; Writing and administering grants and reports; Manage computer-based GIS mapping program and data;  Measuring, mixing and applying herbicides; Servicing and repairing project equipment. The Coordinator will work outside, often with inclement weather conditions and rough terrain, and in the office and public settings. Snakes and ticks are not uncommon while working in the beautiful Deschutes River Canyon. Experience in operating off-road vehicles, pulling a trailer, use of herbicides and computer skills a plus. The successful candidate must obtain their Public Pesticide Applicator’s license, OHV license and Boater’s permit within 3 months of employment. To apply, submit resume in word document to Rod Asher at, fax to 541-565-3330, or mail to: Sherman County Weed District, 66365 Lone Rock Road, Moro, OR 97039. 541-565-3655. This position will be open until filled.

HAZ-MAT DRIVER. Looking for qualified drivers to haul petroleum products throughout North Central Oregon. Full time and part time positions available for both Class B and Class A vehicles. Two year minimum commercial motor vehicle driving experience. Driver must be insurable and have a current medical certificate and valid CDL. Please mail resume to HDC, PO Box 1397, The Dalles, OR 97058 or in person at 201 West 1st St, The Dalles. 4/7

TEACHER. Notice of Job Posting for 7th-12th Grade English Language Arts Teacher: The Sherman County School District is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year for an English Language Arts teacher. The district is looking for applicants that have a strong understanding of Professional Learning Communities and the ability to work as a team. Applicants should also have working knowledge of Common Core State Standards and effective teaching strategies. Moreover, prospective applicants must possess the ability to communicate with students, parents and colleagues effectively.  The successful candidate will work full-time ($36,214 – $57,598, pending new bargaining agreement) teaching English Language Arts to 7th – 12th grade students.  This position will be open until filled.

Loan Forgiveness Opportunity: The U.S. Department of Education has approved Oregon’s submission of designated teacher shortage areas for the 2017-18 school year.  Sherman County is on that approved list. The designation may benefit student grant and loan recipients qualified to teach in the Sherman County School District. Teachers may qualify for loan forgiveness if they have federal student loans. To qualify for forgiveness, teachers must teach for 5 consecutive years in the designated areas.  More information is available at the Federal Student Aid website.

Application Process: If you are interested in applying for this position, please email Bill Blevins at   Mr. Blevins will provide you with an official application packet and additional materials.

Application Requirements Shall Include:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Letter of Interest
  • Current Resume
  • Copy of Teaching License (or eligibility to obtain same)
  • Minimum of three (3) Letters of Recommendation (written within the last 3 years)
  • Copies of all transcripts
  • Other material as desired.

Criminal record check and pre-employment drug testing will be required for all positions.  For further information and application materials please email Bill Blevins at Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  0/0

GRAIN ORIGINATOR. Mid Columbia Producers is a farmer owned cooperative with various locations throughout Oregon and Washington.  We are currently looking to hire a Full Time Grain Originator to work out of Moro Oregon.  This is a customer service/sales/technology oriented position requiring developed interpersonal communication/social skills, and a high level of competency using diverse technology platforms. The Grain Originator will assist the Merchandiser to secure company profits by executing the trading functions necessary to coordinate product sales and purchases.  These functions include hedging, oversight and management of facility inventories and logistics.


  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Respond to existing customer inquiries for service via phone, email and in person
  • Educate existing customers on the products and tools offered through company
  • Accurately enter and reconcile futures transactions in company systems
  • Accurately input and maintain daily position reports and effectively communicate with exporters and broker personnel
  • Work to develop understanding of commodity derivatives markets and cash grain markets in an accelerated period
  • Compile, Summarize and distribute market information to customers


  • Advanced interpersonal and social skills
    • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively in person, over the phone and in writing.
  • Must be comfortable with the use of a various forms of technology:
    • Ability to operate basic office equipment including copiers and phones
    • Thorough knowledge of MS Office, including Excel, Word, and Access
    • Experience with Google Applications including Gmail, Drive, Calendar, etc. is a plus
  • Candidates must possess an entrepreneurial aptitude with the ability to operate a business profitably in a fast paced environment
  • Must be able to stay on task when interrupted frequently
  • Operate with integrity and a strong work ethic
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Work with computers, sitting for 8+ hours
  • Must have a minimum a Bachelors Degree in business, economics or finance or 3 years of experience with agriculture markets
  • Ability to relocate within commuting distance of Moro, Oregon

As a prominent agribusiness company, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Including health insurance premiums currently paid 100% for the employee and their dependents, dental, vision and Rx coverage, 401k with company match, robust profit sharing plan, paid vacation, sick, holidays, and more.  Compensation is DOE.  Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical, drug screen, background check and MVR.

For more information or to download and application please visit

Please send cover letter, application and resume to: Mid Columbia Producers Attn: Brittany Dark, PO Box 344, Moro, OR 97039. PH: (541)565-2277 Fax: (503)536-6875 Closing Date: March 17, 2017. 3/17

SHERMAN COUNTY ASSESSOR’S OFFICE.Temporary / Part Time Position, Sherman County Assessor’s Office. Less than 20 hours per week. Flexible M-F hours, except holidays. SALARY: $20.00 per hour up to 300 hrs.
DUTIES: Filing, sorting, archiving county property records other general office duties that may be assigned by supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires varied physical activity, such as bending, walking up & down stairs, lifting, standing, sitting for periods of time. Ability to work with confidential materials. Excellent hand writing skills Good organizational skills. Knowledge of documents regarding property transactions such as legal descriptions, mapping and ownership a plus. Attention to detail a must, and good public relation skills.  HOW TO APPLY: Obtain an application from the Sherman County website or at the Sherman County Assessor’s office. Please return completed application to the Sherman Assessor’s Office: PO Box 283, Moro, Oregon 97039 by 5:00 pm March 17, 2017. SHERMAN COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. 3/17


LEASE: SAGE MOUNTAIN CAFÉ. Sage Mountain Café in Moro is for lease. Please call 541-705-0232 to inquire. Please leave a message. ~ Deena Johnson     3/17

COMMERCIAL AIRBNB, BOARDING HOUSE. $300,000. Willing to finance. 908 Clark Street, Wasco, OR 97065. 7 beds, 5 baths. Listing ID 24093966. 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. An historical 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 stands 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. –Debbie Doherty 503-515-7374         3/24

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

CAREGIVER. Would you like someone to assist you with some of your daily needs in your home? Preparing meals, light housekeeping, transportation or companionship. I am an honest and mature woman with great references. If you are interested please give me a call (541) 993-6924, my name is Synoma Olsen. 3/31

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 



LOCAL HISTORY ONLINE. Sherman County, Oregon, A Historical Collection, a brand new local history website, was recently introduced by Sherry Kaseberg of Wasco, Oregon. This collection honors the people who lived here, kept the records, preserved the stories and encouraged her interest. It’s truly the work of many, and will appeal to history enthusiasts, the curious and genealogists. 3/31



BUDGET COMMITTEE MEMBER. The Sherman County School District is seeking an interested party to fill a vacancy on its budget committee.  If you live in the Moro area and would be interested in applying please contact Kim McKinney at 541-565-3500 or email at  before April 7th, 2017.  The School Board will review applicants and appoint a member at the Regular School Board Meeting on April 10th, 2017. 4/7

MAYOR. CITY OF RUFUS. Mayor Vacancy: City of Rufus. The City of Rufus is seeking applications for City Council Mayor.  City of Rufus positions are elected and/or appointed by Council, when a vacancy occurs, until the next general election. To qualify, candidates must reside within the City limits and be a registered voter in the City prior to submitting an application for appointment. Applications must be submitted to the Office of the City Recorder no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 to be considered. Rufus City Council will conduct a public interview of candidates at its regular meeting of Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Rufus City Hall, 304 W. 2nd St, Rufus, Oregon 97050. The appointee’s term shall begin immediately upon his/her appointment and term ending 12/31/18. Applications may be obtained at City Hall, 304 W 2nd ST, Rufus Oregon 97050 ; phone 541-739-2321 or 3/31

Sherman County Court Notice of Board Vacancy. Notice is hereby given that the Sherman County Court is accepting names of individuals interested in filling a vacant community position to represent Sherman County as a member of the North Central Public Health District Budget Committee. The appointee will be expected to attend meetings and be an active committee member.  Persons interested in serving should contact the Sherman County Court at P.O. Box 365, 500 Court Street, Moro, OR 97039, 541-565-3416 or 3/31

EXCHANGE STUDENT HOST FAMILY.  Non-Profit Organization is Seeking Local Host Families for High School Exchange Students. ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few. ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience. The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.  To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to to begin your host family application. Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today! ASSE INTERNATIONAL (FORMERLY AMERICAN SCANDINAVIAN STUDENT EXCHANGE) IS A NON-PROFIT, PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANIZATION.  ASSE IS OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED AS AN EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, WAS FOUNDED BY THE SWEDISH MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, COOPERATES WITH THE CANADIAN PROVINCIAL MINISTRIES OF EDUCATION,  and the NEW ZEALAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. 3/31


BUDGET COMMITTEE MEMBER. The Sherman County School District is seeking an interested party to fill a vacancy on its budget committee.  If you live in the Moro area and would be interested in applying please contact Kim McKinney at 541-565-3500 or email at  before April 7th, 2017.  The School Board will review applicants and appoint a member at the Regular School Board Meeting on April 10th, 2017. 4/7

METAL ROCKET STOVE. Does anyone have a metal “rocket stove” we could borrow for a March 20 4-H meeting? We have one, but two would be better as it is a large group. Thanks! ~ Cindy Brown | Educator, 4-H Youth Development & Healthy Living, OSU Extension Service – Sherman County. College of Public Health & Human Sciences Oregon State University, 66365 Lonerock Rd., Moro, Oregon 97039. P: 541-565-3230 | C: 541-993-5291  3/17

COURSE MARSHAL / SUPPORT SPECIALIST. Watch races and get paid for it too. Oregon Raceway Park is seeking corner workers for the 2017 season. Candidates must be 18 years of age, able to climb ladders, have the ability to be outdoors (sometimes in harsh conditions), have good verbal communication skills and be able to react calmly and quickly to emergency situations. We are proud to offer our event presenters a source of skilled and competent personel to staff our many and varied events from Auto, Kart and Motorcycle Races. Training will be held March 18, 2017. If interested please contact, Brenda Pikl: 541-333-2452   email:     3/17 



LEASE: SAGE MOUNTAIN CAFÉ. Sage Mountain Café in Moro is for lease. Please call 541-705-0232 to inquire. Please leave a message. ~ Deena Johnson     3/17

2. Calendar (new or corrected) 



17 St. Pat’s at St. Pete’s Concert, The Dalles

17-18 Children’s Theatre: “The Princess and the Pea,” Sherman Co. School

18 Youth Basketball Tournament, Goldendale

18 Oregon Raceway Park Instructor Seminar near Grass Valley

20 Spring Begins

20 Sherman County Photography Club 7 Sherman County Public/School Library

21 Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators’ Program 12 Discovery Center

22 Snow Mold Crop Variety Tour 8:30

23 Frontier Regional 911 Board Meeting 10 Condon

23 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 4 Klickitat County

25 Job Fair 10-2 Columbia Gorge Community College

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

28 Spring Break Movie Night 6 Sherman County Public/School Library

30 Spring Break Movie Night 6 Sherman County Public/School Library

30 Sherman County Court Special Session 10


1 Kids’ Turkey Hunt at White River Wildlife Area

3 Sherman County Red Cross Blood Drive 12-5 Sherman County School gym

5 Sherman County Court 9

5 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Wasco Church of Christ

5 Incredible Years Parenting Series 5-7 Moro Community Presbyterian Church

5 Life & Songs of Woody Guthrie 6 Sherman County Public/School Library

8 Grass Valley Egg Hunt, Games, Sock Hop & Puppet Show

10 Sherman County School District Board Meeting 7 Library

11 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Meeting 8:30 Moro

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

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

11 North Central Public Health District Board 3 The Dalles

12 Incredible Years Parenting Series 5-7 Moro Community Presbyterian Church

15 North Sherman County RFPD Easter Egg Hunt 12 Rufus


19 Sherman County Court 9

19 Incredible Years Parenting Series 5-7 Moro Community Presbyterian Church


24 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority 10 The Dalles

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

26 Tri-County Courts 10 Condon

26 Incredible Years Parenting Series 5-7 Moro Community Presbyterian Church

26-27 Oregon Heritage Summit on Funding  


3 Incredible Years Parenting Series 5-7 Moro Community Presbyterian Church

3 Sherman County Court 9

4 National Day of Prayer

4 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Kent Baptist Church

6 Wasco County Pioneers Annual Reunion, Fort Dalles Readiness Center

8 Sherman County School District Board Meeting 7 Library

9 Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting 8:30 a.m. Moro

9 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Extension & Research Center, Moro

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

9 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3

10 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory 12 Senior Center, Moro

10 Incredible Years Parenting Series 5-7 Moro Community Presbyterian Church


17 Sherman County Court 9

17 Incredible Years Parenting Series 5-7 Moro Community Presbyterian Church


20-21 Equine Mania Cow Sorting Clinic, Wasco

20-21 Tygh Ridge All-Indian Rodeo, Tygh Valley



7 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Wasco Methodist Church

13 Sherman County Ambulance Board Meeting



18-23 Cottonwood Crossing Summer Institute

21 Summer Begins