Sherman County eNews #162


  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar

1. Classifieds (new or corrected)


StarYellowPlease note: Free classified ads are published on Fridays. The deadline is Wednesday at 5. Please submit ads by using the Submit News page. Include who, what, where, when, & how, contact information 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. This service is limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome.



THANK YOU!! The 2017 Wasco Memorial Weekend Country Breakfast, sponsored by ABC Huskies Child Care, had another very successful event and we are very grateful for the amazing support demonstrated by the Sherman County community. Special recognition goes to North Sherman Rural Fire District for use of their facility, Morrow County Grain Growers who provided the grills and helped advertise the event, Wasco Market for their generous donation of ham, Sherman County for the use of their tables and chairs, volunteers who helped move and set them up, staff and board members whose teamwork kept everything running smoothly and most importantly to our volunteer cooks who produced a fantastic meal and made this fundraising event possible: Norman Fridley, Kent Thomas, Commissioner Tom McCoy and Commissioner Joe Dabulskis. Thank you!!  ~Carrie Kaseberg, Gail Macnab, Beth McCurdy & Melva Thomas – Board of Directors

THANK YOU! Thank you to Sherman County Cultural Coalition for a grant for Wasco’s  walking quilt trail. The money will be used for plywood, paint and posts. Thank you so much. ~ Carol MacKenzie, Mayor, City of Wasco

THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who made Wasco’s Memorial Day celebration a success! We were the only venue that had the military flyover as the valley was socked in with weather. Wasco especially appreciates our military veterans, Senator Bill Hansell, author Rick Steber, musician Tyson Huckins, vendors and, of course, the spectators! We’ll do it again next year. Thank you all! ~ Carol MacKenzie, Mayor, City of Wasco

THANK YOU. I would like to take a moment to thank all my customers in Sherman County.  It has been a pleasure to serve you.  You know me mainly in Moro but I’ve also worked all the other post offices here at one time or another.  If you have stopped by Moro recently then you might know that I have taken a promotion to become the Post Master in Goldendale (although I will still be living here).  You have brought me great joy and happiness and made it fun to go to work every day.  Please stop by Friday, June 9th, to say goodbye and have some refreshments.  I will miss you all, but will be seeing you around. ~Your friend and postal clerk, Jennifer Zimmerlee

CONGRATULATIONS, SHERMAN GRADS! Ryan Asher, Meghan Belshe, Isiah Coles, Tucker Coons, Amy Dabulskis, Connor Davis, Ellie Davis, Kyle Fields, Bailey Gonzalez, Emily Hill, Grace Kuettel, Anthony Lloyd, Max Martin, Alyssa Massie, Bittney Orendorff, Emily Poirer, Stormy Rhodes, Mikkaela Ruise, Alisia Walters & Maverick Winslow.

CONGRATULATIONS, OSU GRADS! Madison Belshe, Moro, BS in Agricultural Business Management; Ryan Hart, Moro, BS in Science, Crop & Soil Science; Jessica Kaseberg, Wasco, BS, Cum Laude, Human Development & Family Sciences; & Scot Stroud, Rufus, BS in Management.

THANK YOU, CHRIS SANDERS! Your gift of Sherman County obituaries from newspapers on microfilm will be appreciated by genealogists and family historians! Together they are rich in local history with a few mysteries tucked between the lines! We have no idea the uncounted hours it took for this monumental achievement! The first of these newspaper collections is now posted here:

THANK YOU, SHERIFF LOHREY, for your department’s monthly incident reports to eNews! ~ The Editor

THANK YOU, SHAWN PAYNE, for sending monthly Sherman County Emergency Services activity reports to eNews. ~ The Editor

flower.rose.starFUNERAL NOTICE

Doris Alley

Sunday, June 4th at 2 p.m.

Wasco United Methodist Church

Gathering to follow at the Wasco Annex.

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

babyfootprintWELCOME, Earl Son! Matthew and Laura (Criss) Earl of Moro welcome their third child and second son, Derek Wesley. Derek was born Sunday, May 14 at 12:27 a.m.; 10 lbs, 14 oz and 23 1/4″ long. He joins sister Abigail and brother James. Grandparents are Dean and Debbie Criss of Centralia, WA and Dave and Terri Earl of Grass Valley.





COURSE MARSHAL / SUPPORT SPECIALIST. OREGON RACEWAY PARK. 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. If interested please contact, Brenda Pikl 541-333-2452 or Oregon Raceway Park, P.O. Box 98, Grass Valley, OR 97029  541.333.2452 (track office) 6/16

CITY RECORDER. The City of Rufus is seeking a full-time City Recorder to perform day-to-day city office operations including billing, receiving water /sewer payments, preparing for city council meetings including the recording of the meeting minutes, follow-up with special projects for city enhancements and improvements, and other job duties as assigned by the Mayor. Individuals interested in the job must be professional and have exquisite communication skills. Must possess a valid driver’s license, pass a criminal background check, and be reliable, trustworthy and honest. Hours are flexible. Must be efficient in Excel and knowledgeable with computer skills. Job consists of 30-40 hours per week. Pay based on experience and qualifications. Only qualified individuals please apply. Job opportunity open until filled.  Please send resumes to: City of Rufus, PO Box 27,  Rufus, Oregon 97050.  Pick up application at: City Hall, 304 W 2nd Street, Suite 100, Rufus, Oregon 97050, or call: (541)739-2321.  0/0

GRAIN ELEVATOR OPERATORS. Now Hiring: 2017 Harvest- Grain Elevator Operators. Mid Columbia Producers is seeking applicants for seasonal harvest positions within Klickitat, Wasco, Gilliam and Morrow Counties.  Successful applicants will be responsible for the operation of a grain handling facility through the harvest period.  The successful applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the time of employment, be able to work at heights up to 200 ft, periodically perform heavy labor, climb ladders and be able to qualify for use of a dust and mist respirator.  Previous experience in agricultural and mechanical skills are preferred but not required. The period of employment will be throughout the harvest season.  The start and end dates may vary depending on the individual elevators staffing requirements.  The estimated start and completion of harvest is the middle of June through August/September.  Employment will be contingent on a pre-employment physical, drug screen, background check and motor vehicle report.   This is a great opportunity for those individuals looking for an opportunity to earn additional income through the summer. Applications are available for download in the career opportunities section of our website or can be picked up at the main office in Moro. Completed applications must be submitted for employment consideration.  Please send application to: MCP Attn: Brittany Dark, PO Box 344, Moro, OR 97039. PH: (541)565-3737. FAX: (503)536-6875  6/2

PUBLIC WORKS ASSISTANT. The City of Rufus is seeking an Assistant to the Public Works Operator. Seasonal Position – flexible hours $12.00/hr. Job Description includes but not limited to performing a variety of task involved in the Public Works Department such as servicing water meters, water & sewer lines, streets, equipment operations & maintenance, and intermittent operation of the water and sewer treatment facilities, performs other related work as required for the city’s day to day operations.

Desired applicant must be 18 years of age and possess a valid Oregon driver’s license. Must have high school diploma or GED equivalent.  Must possess the ability to accurately record and maintain records; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other departments, officials and the public; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Mechanical aptitude is a plus. Physical Demands of the applicant include the ability to be able to lift 50 lbs. and work in extreme weather conditions throughout the year.  Would be willing to train the right applicant with fewer qualifications for this position. To apply contact: Rufus City Hall at 541-739-2321 to obtain application packet. The City of Rufus is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a drug free workplace. 0/0 


VEHICLES, TRAILER. Mid Columbia Producers is holding a Silent Auction!! MCP will auction four surplus vehicles and one surplus trailer via silent auction to the highest bidder. Sealed bids must be submitted no later than June 6th, 2017, by 5 p.m.  All equipment is sold as isAll sales are final.  Winning bidders will be notified June 7th.   Successful bidders have 5 business days to pay in full and take possession of purchased equipment. Equipment left unclaimed will be awarded to the next highest bidder.

Interested parties may contact our Fleet Coordinator for more information.

Daniel Hall (541)565-3737.  Sealed bids may be sent in or delivered to: Mid Columbia Producers, ATTN: Daniel Hall, 2003 First Street, PO Box 344, Moro, OR 97039, or via email to:

Items available for bid:

  1. 1981 Chevrolet single axle wheat truck. This truck has a big block V8 gas motor, 5 speed transmission with a 2 speed axle and tilt bed. There is also a tarp for the grain box. This truck runs and drives. Odometer shows 3,251 miles. Unsure how accurate that number is.
  2. 2000 Freightliner FLD. 7 L Detroit, 972,063 miles on the odometer. This truck has had regular maintenance and still runs and drives good.  Turbo charger was replaced at 879,000 miles, an in frame rebuild was completed around 650,000 miles, new center drive line yoke and U-Joints done at 791,000 miles, clutch replaced in April of 2013  and remanufactured 13 speed transmission was put in within the last 3 years. It has a locking rear differential, air ride suspension and a sliding 5th wheel plate. Maintenance records are available to review during regular business hours at the Moro Office, just come in and ask for Daniel.
  3. 1987 Trailer 40’ x 8’. This trailer would make a great mobile office, or perhaps convert to a cook shack. Electrical and plumbing inside the trailer.
  4. 1994 Ford F-150 Pickup. This pickup has just over 152,000 miles on the odometer. Manual transmission.  There are several issues with this pickup, the head is warped, sever overheating issue, leaks water badly. This vehicle will have to picked up at The Dalles elevator. It will “run” but is not drivable.
  5. 1992 Dodge Dakota. This Dakota has 263,878 miles on the odometer.  Manual transmission.  It seems to run okay, but could use some TLC as oil leaks from the drain plug.

NOTICE. NORTH SHERMAN COUNTY RFPD IS ACCEPTING BIDS FOR SURPLUS PROPERTY OWNED BY THE DISTRICT. The Board of Directors for North Sherman County RFPD has declared the property listed below as surplus to the needs of the Fire District, and has set minimum bids for each item — or will accept bids considered within reason:
1. 1988 Chevrolet K3500 Vehicle will be sold “as is”. Minimum bid — $1,000
2. Briggs & Stratton Pump Minimum bid — $100
3. Multiple miscellaneous items — each item valued at less than $50.00.

Bids must be mailed to North Sherman County RFPD PO Box 121 Wasco OR 97065 or delivered to Fire Station 2 at 400 Main St. in Rufus, Oregon. Bids must be enclosed in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Bid for Surplus Property” and include the name of the individual submitting the bid, phone number and mailing address. Bids will be accepted up to 2:00p.m. on June 13, 2017.
Bids will be opened during the June 13, 2017 Fire District Board meeting that will begin at 7:00p.m. in the District’s Fire Station 1 at 411 Yates St. in Wasco, Oregon. The Board of Directors for North Sherman County RFPD reserves the right to reject any or all bids or part of any bid.   If you have any questions or would like to view any of this property, please contact District Chief Jeff Holliday at 541-705-5640. 6/9

NOTICE. SHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT SURPLUS SALE.Sealed bidding will close at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 with immediate announcement of bid results. At the May 8, 2017 Regular Board Meeting of the Sherman County School District, the Board of Directors declared the following items to be offered as surplus:

(15)                      New metal fire rated door frames, various sizes

(6)                       Sections of lockers, various sizes

(Approximately 70) 4′ fluorescent light fixtures

(1)                       Large wooden teacher’s desk

(1)                       1980 Dodge Pickup Truck with Dee Zee Tool box

(1)                       1981 Toyota Pickup Truck

The process of selling these surplus items will be done through a sealed bidding process.  This allows for a fair and open sale for interested parties.  Bidders may view the items by calling (541) 565-3500 or by contacting Wes Owens at and making an appointment with Sherman County School District. Sealed bids must be submitted using the official Bid Proposal Form that is available on the Sherman County School District website.

Sealed bids must be received by Sherman County School District located at 65912 High School Loop, Moro, OR prior to 3:00 p.m. on June 13, 2017. At 3:01 p.m. all bids will be read aloud in the meeting room of the Sherman County Public/School Library.  By bidding, a potential purchaser is confirming their acceptance of these terms and conditions;

  • All items are offered “As-Is” and “Where-Is” with no warranty or other guarantee as to its condition or fitness for any use or purpose;
  • Purchaser agrees to remove surplus items within seven (7) days of winning the bid;
  • Cash or checks will be accepted and must be made payable to Sherman County School District;
  • There shall be no refunds and all sales are final.

Sherman County School District reserves the right to reject any or all bids received, to award any or all of the various items to separate bidders, to waive any informalities in the bids, and to award as best serves the interest of the District and the Public. All dimensions are approximate.  6/9

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




NORTH SHERMAN FIRE DISTRICT VOLUNTEERS. The Need is Great: North Sherman Fire District Seriously Seeks Volunteers. See next:


NORTH SHERMAN FIRE DISTRICT VOLUNTEERS. The Need is Great: North Sherman Fire District Seriously Seeks Volunteers. The North Sherman Fire District is in need of Volunteers. We cover a vast area including the three rivers, Interstate 84 and Highway 97 from Walker Hill North. If you have a desire to fight brush fire but would rather not respond to motor vehicle crashes, that’s perfectly fine. Please reach out to us if you think you can help in any way. We provide all of the gear and training necessary to carry out the tasks assigned.  I am writing this on behalf of the North Sherman Fire District, however, I know that all emergency services in our area could use an extra hand.  We are very understanding of busy schedules as most of our volunteers have families and day jobs. We will work with your schedule! If you are a resident of Wasco or Rufus and hold a CDL, we are in dire need of more drivers for our water tenders.  Please feel free to call me anytime. Chief Jeff Holliday 541-705-5640



LOST SURFBOARD. Columbia River at Rufus. North Pacific green and white with pink foot straps. 541-490-8767. Thanks!!


2. Calendar (new or corrected) 


1 Sherman County BURN BAN Starts for Moro Fire District and North Sherman Fire District, which include the cities of Moro, Rufus and Wasco, burn barrels, incinerators and agricultural burning.

2 Frontier TeleNet Budget 9 & Board 10 Meeting, Condon NCESD Bldg.

2 Condon High School Graduation 8

2 Growing Agri-Tourism Workshop, John Day River Territory 10-1 Spray, Oregon

2-4 Mid-Columbia Junior Livestock Show, Tygh Valley

3 Arlington Fishing Derby & Spring Walapalooza, Old Time Fiddlers

3 Free Boat Inspection 10-12 Port of Arlington

3 Sherman County High School Graduation 11

3 Arlington High School Graduation 2

3 Class of 1957 Reunion, 1st to Graduate from Sherman High School

3 Original Wasco County Courthouse Silent Movies & Meeting 1:30

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

3-4 Wheatacres Trail & Cattle Challenge

6 D-Day Normandy 1944

7 Sherman County Court 9

7 Gilliam County Court 10

7 Wheeler County Court 10

7 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Wasco Methodist Church

8 Free Soil Health Field Day for Dryland Crops 9 Williams Ranch, 5900 Old Moody Rd.

8 Condon Swimming Pool Opens 1-5

9 Last Day of this School Year in Sherman County

9 Sherman County Family Fair 4-6:30 Moro City Park

9 4-H Camp Registration Deadline

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

9 Folksinger Woody Guthrie & BPA Dinner & Program 5 & 6 Discovery Center

10 Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society OrGenWeb Program 1 Discovery Center

10 Cascade Singers & Cascade Youth Choir 7 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

11 Cascade Singers & Cascade Youth Choir 3 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

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

13 Columbia Basin Ag Research Center Field Day 7:45-3 Pendleton

14 Sherman Experiment Station Field Day 7:45-1 Moro


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

14-16 Sherman County 4-H Camp

15 Tourism Marketing Session for Region 1-4:30 Condon

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

15 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facilities Board 1-3 The Dalles

15-18 Sherman Summer Invitational Tournament


18-23 Cottonwood Crossing Summer Institute

19-21 Annual Sherman Champions Sports Camp, Sherman County School

21 Sherman County Court 9

21 Summer Begins

21-24 OSU Summer 4-H Conference “100 Years of Advenures”

26 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 11-1 White Salmon

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

29 Food Preservation Workshop for Kids & Adults 9-2 Extension Office 


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

1-4 Condon’s Fabulous Fourth of July Celebration

1 Harvesters’ Classic Softball Tournament 19 Condon

1 Cruz-In Car Show & Bluegrass Festival in Fossil

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

2 Dave Barnett Memorial Golf Tournament 10 Condon

2 Gilliam County Historical Society Depot Museum 1-5 Condon

3 4-Wheeler Rodeo 12 Fairgrounds in Condon

3 Artisans’ Market 4-7 Condon City Park

3 Paradise Rose Chuckwagon Dinner 5-8 Condon

3 Sherman County Courthouse will be closed.

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


4 Breakfast in the Park, Windmill Classic Run, Program 8 & Parade 12, Condon

5 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Grass Valley Baptist Church

5 Sherman County Court 9

5-7 4-H Junior Master Recycler Workshop 9 Sherman Extension Office

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

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

12 Sherman Senior & Community Center Advisory Group 12:30 Senior Center

19 Sherman County Court 9

24-28 4-H Healthalicious Cooking Workshops 9-1 Sherman Extension Office 


2 Sherman County Court 9

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

18-22 Outlaw Rodeo Bible Camp – Powell Butte, Oregon

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