Sherman County eNews #105


  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar

1. Classifieds (new or corrected)


time.hourglass1Sherman 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]

MEET AND GREET BABY SHOWER for Erin Weedman Rietmann and Andalynn Elizabeth Rietmann, SUNDAY, APRIL 23RD @ 2PM at the WASCO ANNEX in WASCO OREGON. Baby girl Andalynn Rietmann has arrived! Please join us in welcoming her into this big world. Erin Rietmann is registered at Erin loves children’s books so instead of a card we recommend a favorite children’s book with an inscription from you. We hope to see you there!!! Hosted by Cindie King, Connie Martin, Jill Justesen and Teri Sanderson. To RSVP if you can…. text or call Teri at 541-993-2447. 4/21


SCHOOL CONCESSIONS OPPORTUNITIES. Sherman County School Concessions are available for three track meets:
–Grade School Track: April 28 at 1 p.m.
–HS Track: April 29 at 11:00 a.m. & May 13 at 10:30 a.m. (District Championships Meet)
These are great fund raisers. Please let me know ASAP if you want to do one of the track meets. Ree Ella von Borstel 541-565-3500 or email me at

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


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. Sherman County County Court Administrative Assistant. Sherman County is accepting employment applications for the position of County Court Administrative Assistant. This is a temporary, part-time position to cover maternity leave, 32hr/wk or 0.80 FTE, Monday-Thursday, salary range $20-$27/hr. dependent on experience. Position will extend June 1, 2017 to September 28, 2017. Applicant must be knowledgeable in the operation of modern office equipment including computer systems and programs, possess effective written and oral communication skills, and make decisions independently using effective time management. For job description and/or application, contact the office of the Sherman County Court at 541-565-3416 or go online at  Submit completed application and resume to the Sherman County Court, P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017.  Successful applicant must pass a criminal history background check. Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer. 4/28



for the position of Sherman County Driver Education Program Coordinator/Instructor

Original Issue:  04/06/2017 Due Date:  05/11/17 by 5:00 p.m.

Sherman County is seeking letters from candidates interested in assuming responsibility for the existing Driver Education Program sponsored by Sherman County.  The selected applicant will receive training to become certified as an instructor and to manage the program.  Program duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Arranging classroom use and schedule;
  • Developing lesson plans;
  • Teaching class;
  • Instructing driving;
  • Reporting to State;
  • Maintaining certification status.

Currently, the Driver Education Coordinator/Instructor is an employee of Sherman County and is a temporary, part-time position not eligible for benefits.  However, letters from certified driver education program providers will also be considered.  All applicants are subject to a criminal background check. Please submit letter of interest to: SHERMAN COUNTY DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM

PO Box 365, Moro, OR   97039   FAX:  541-565-3312.   5/11 


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

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


HOME. 1117 Wilson Street in Wasco.  Manufactured in 2000.  1344sq. Ft.  3 bedroom, 2 bath.  New roof 4 years ago.  Heat pump. Located in a private setting on 3 city lots.  Underground sprinkler system.  Also has a 20×20 garage.  This is a real steal at $99,500.  My Dad will be transitioning into an assisted living facility. Call Shawn at 541-980-9476   5/19

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

DID YOU KNOW? Although recreational marijuana became legal in Oregon, it is still illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to buy, possess, and/or use. Learn what’s legal for adult recreational marijuana use in Oregon at Want more information? Contact Taylor at Sherman County Prevention 541-565-5036.

SHERMAN COUNTY PRESCHOOL OPEN ENROLLMENT Sherman County Preschool is looking ahead to next school year. We will be holding an open enrollment at 5:30pm on April 20th in the library conference room. We encourage anyone interested in their child attending preschool to complete an enrollment packet. Space is limited to 20 children and Head Start spots are limited as well. We are projecting a full class so you don’t want to miss signing up!
To be eligible for the 2017-2018 preschool your child must be 3-5 years of age on or before September 1st, 2017 and be potty trained. We contract with both North Central ESD and Umatilla Morrow Head Starts to provide Head Start services to qualifying families. They are both wonderful agencies with great employees who love to help kids and their families, but again spots are limited so you don’t want to miss out on signing up. Most, if not, all spots will be filled by early summer.
Sherman Co. Preschool is a QRIS 5 star program with a director (Carrie Somnis) & 3 teachers (Brenda Massie, Sarah Goodenough & Miranda Owens) who love children and have over 30+ years of combined teaching experience. Sherman Co. Preschool is located in Moro in the elementary wing of the Sherman County School building. We introduce preschoolers to learning in a warm and caring environment that encourages children to learn through play and structured small group activities. We also currently offer transportation services, with morning and afternoon stops in Moro and Wasco.
If you are unable to make the open enrollment but are interested in your child attending preschool next year please send an email to with your name, mailing address, and child’s age/name as of September 1st, 2017. Also, feel free to call the preschool directly with any questions. The phone number is (541) 565-3320, hours are 8-2pm Monday-Thursday. During preschool hours (9am-1pm) we are busy with kids & may not answer, but please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible. 4/20

HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION, May 5, Sherman County Road Department. See details at 4/28

ANNOUNCING. Sage Mountain Primitives will be reopening May 1st! 4/14

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



MUSEUM HOST TRAINING. Sherman Museum Volunteer Hosts’ Training, April 24, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Sherman County Historical Museum, Moro. For details contact: Sherman County Historical Museum 541-565-3232 4/21

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 


SHERMAN HIGH HISTORY TEACHER DATES. Were you in a history class at Sherman High School taught by Giles French? I’d like to know the year. Please contact Sherry 4/21

VENDORS, ANTIQUES & CRAFTS. Vendors wanted to fill spaces for antique and crafters mall in Moro. Please call 541-705-0232.   4/28




2. Calendar (new or corrected)


15 Baseball at Sherman County School 11

15 North Sherman County RFPD Easter Egg Hunt 12 Rufus


16 Easter Mass 8 St. Mary Catholic Church, Wasco

16 Easter Mass 10 St. John Catholic Church, Grass Valley

17 Family Literacy Night, Sherman County Public/School Library 6:30

18 Unit 20 Oregon Retired Educators Meet at noon China Gorge in Hood River

19 Sherman County Court 9

19 Gilliam County Court 10

19 Wheeler County Court 10

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

20 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility Board Meeting 10 NORCOR

20 Sherman County Preschool Open Enrollment 5:30 Sherman Public/School Library

20 Sherman County School District-City of Grass Valley Work Session 7 Grass Valley

21 Senator Ron Wyden Town Hall 1:30 Sherman County School


22 Maryhill Museum Spring Fling Luncheon

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

23 Baby Shower for Erin Weedman Rietman & Baby Andalynn 2 Wasco Annex

23 St. Peter’s Catholic Church Plant Sale 10-3, Breakfast 10, The Dalles

23 Organ Crawl in The Dalles

24 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority 10 The Dalles

24 Sherman Museum Volunteer Hosts’ Training 1 & 4 Sherman Museum, Moro

24 Sherman County Photography Club 6 Sherman County Public/School Library

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

5 First Saturday Art Walk & & Farmers’ Market 10-5 Moro

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

23 Sherman Co. Transit to Hood River Follies, Lions Club Benefit

26-27 Community Sale in Grass Valley, Memorial Day Weekend 9-4



3 First Saturday Art Walk & & Farmers’ Market 10-5 Moro

3-4 Wheatacres Trail & Cattle Challenge

7 Sherman County Court 9

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

12 Sherman County School Board of Directors Meeting 7 Library

13 Sherman County SWCD 8:30 a.m. Moro

13 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Building

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

13 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

13 Sherman County Ambulance Board Meeting


14 Sherman Senior Center Advisory Meeting 12:30 Senior Center, Moro

15 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 4 The Dalles


18-23 Cottonwood Crossing Summer Institute

21 Summer Begins 


1 First Saturday Art Walk & & Farmers’ Market 10-5 Moro

1-9 Experience Moro’s Quilt & Fiber Arts Displays & Activities

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

5 First Saturday Art Walk & & Farmers’ Market 10-5 Moro

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

19-20 Special Art Walk & Farmers’ Market 10-5

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