Sherman County eNews #89


  1. Spiritual Matters

  2. Classifieds

  3. Calendar

1.Spiritual Matters

church.family1Phrases that Originated from the Bible

The Blind Leading the Blind – Matthew 15:14 “Leave them; they are blind guides.  If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.”

Drop in the Bucket – Isaiah 40:15 “Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales; he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.”

Go the Extra Mile – Matthew 4:41 “If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.”

The Powers That Be – Romans 13:1 “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers.  For there is no power but of God; the powers that be are ordained of God.”

Rise and Shine – Isaiah 60:1 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.”

The Writing is on the Wall – Daniel 5:5-9 “Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall…The king watched the hand as it wrote…Then all the king’s wise men came in, but they could not read the writing or tell the king what it meant.  So King Belshazzar became even more terrified and his face grew more pale.”

Scapegoat – Leviticus 16:10, 21-22  “But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the Lord to be used for making atonement by sending it into the desert as a scapegoat.”  “He is to lay both hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the wickedness and rebellion of the Israelites – all their sins – and put them on the goat’s head.  He shall send the goat away into the desert…the goat will carry on itself all their sins…”   (Jesus Christ willingly became a scapegoat for sinners)

God bless,

Jill Harrison

Wasco Methodist Church

2. Classifieds (new or corrected)

classifieds.boyFRIDAY CLASSIFIEDS:

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 … 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


Appreciation can make a day – even change a life.

Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.

~ Margaret Cousins

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


ABC HUSKIES presents PAINT NITE for the over-21 crowd, Friday, April 28th at the Wasco Annex. $45.00. Food & Drink available for purchase starting at 5:30; painting begins at 6:00 pm. Reserve your spot soon as spaces are limited! Register at:  4/21 


Help Wanted.The Family Market & Deli in Rufus Oregon is looking for a clean, honest, dependable person to work afternoons and weekends, three to four days a week. Must be at least 21 years of age, experience in a mini market setting, experience cooking and cashiering. Must be able to work alone with the ability to multi-task. Apply in person Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to noon. Contact Dorthy or Sue. Must have references, pass a drug test and a background check. 4/14

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. 0/0

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


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


  • The Times-Journal – a weekly serving Wheeler, Gilliam & Sherman counties, P.O. Box 746, Condon, OR 97823 | 541-384-2411 $35/year
  • The Dalles Chronicle .
  • The Goldendale Sentinel. 117 W. Main St., Goldendale, WA 98620 (509) 773-3777 | |
  • The Oregonian – Delivery. Sunday only for only $17.00/month, available in Biggs Junction, Rufus, Wasco, Moro, and Grass Valley; Daily & Sunday 365 days a year, even on holidays, (Available in Biggs Junction, Rufus, Wasco, Moro) $45.00/month! Subscriptions billed on a bi-monthly basis. First payment due before new subscriptions begin. Payment: check or money order, The Dalles Oregonian, P.O. Box 1367, The Dalles, OR 97058; 541-296-3600
  • USA TODAY. home delivery (Monday through Friday): $45.00/ per month (Available in Biggs Junction, Rufus, Wasco, Moro). Subscriptions billed on a bi-monthly basis. First payment due before new subscriptions begin. Payment: check or money order, The Dalles Oregonian, P.O. Box 1367, The Dalles, OR 97058; 541-296-3600

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



PARK HOST, OREGON PALEO LANDS CENTER. Oregon Paleo Lands Institute (OPLI) in Fossil, Oregon, is seeking qualified volunteers for two-month assignments as Park Hosts at Oregon Paleo Lands Center: April-May, June-July, Aug-Sept.  2017. Inform, educate and assist visitors about the John Day Basin natural and cultural history, attractions, lodging, campgrounds, scenic highways and byways, John Day River, and special events; keep the Center open 4-5 days a week,  See job description and application at 4/7


2017 WASCO MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION: Monthly planning sessions for the 2017 Memorial Day Celebration are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at Wasco City Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sessions will continue up to the day of the Celebration in May. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED … all comments and suggestions are welcome … fresh ideas are encouraged … please come join us!!   5/20

CITY OF WASCO. Lots of opportunities to volunteer! Memorial Day, Wasco Railroad and City History Center, Wasco Salmon/Steelhead Tournament, Halloween Fun House, Santa’s Workshop and the City/Community Library! 5/20

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 



3. Calendar (new or corrected) 


1 Kids’ Turkey Hunt at White River Wildlife Area

1 Tree Sale/Watershed Council & SWCD 10-2 Old Moro School

2 Celebration of Life Potluck for Russell Jess Geiser 12-3 Sherman Senior Center

2 Opening Day – Major League Baseball Season

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

6 North Central Education Service District Board 3 ESD Building, Condon

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

8 Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Day Trip

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

13 American Indian Cultural Festival Book Signing 7 Klindt’s Booksellers, The Dalles

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


22-23 Equine Mania, LLC Driving Essentials Clinic near Wasco, Oregon

23 Organ Crawl in The Dalles

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

28 ABC Huskies’ Paint Nite 5:30 Wasco Annex


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

3 Sherman County Court 9

3 Gilliam County Historical Society’s Depot Museum Complex Opens 1 Condon

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

6 Hidden Spaces Tour, Historic Downtown Condon

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

22 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board 11 The Dalles

23 Tri-County Mental Health Budget Committee 11-2 The Dalles

23 Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Board 1-3 The Dalles



3-4 Wheatacres Trail & Cattle Challenge

7 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Wasco Methodist Church

9 Summer Concert in Condon, Wasteland Kings 6:39-9:90

13 Sherman County Ambulance Board Meeting



18-23 Cottonwood Crossing Summer Institute

21 Summer Begins


3 Summer Concert in Condon, Countryfied & Fireworks 6:30-9:90


5 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Grass Valley Baptist Church 


2 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Rufus Baptist Church

4 Summer Concert in Condon, Buffalo Kin 6:30-9:90

12-13 Equine Mania 2-Man Advanced Cow Sorting Clinic, Wasco

20 Total Solar Eclipse Party in Condon featuring Brewers Grade
         Camping, Food, Beer & Wine

21 Total Solar Eclipse

22-27 Sherman County Fair

26 Summer Concert in Condon, HYATUS 6:30-9:90