Sherman County eNews #209


  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar

1. Classifieds (new or corrected)


caricatureskREMINDERS: 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.  Please share your Thank You and Congratulatory notes and Joyful News here. ~ The Editor


thankyou.guyTHANK YOU, TED & BETTY! The Sherman County Fair Board extends a sincere and hearty expression of appreciation to Ted & Betty Sabey for their many years of volunteer service and dedication to the Sherman County Fair and the Oregon Fairs Association. Ted first became a Sherman County fair board member in 1980 and Betty volunteered as the Kitchen Division superintendent in the Open Class building, and a few years later she became the open class building superintendent.  Ted and Betty were honored as Grand Marshals in 2005.  Their over 30 years of service have not only been at the county level but also at the state level.  Ted served on many committees (Betty always at his side) of the Oregon Fairs Association (OFA) and on the Oregon Fairs Foundation Board. In 2001 – 2002 Ted served as state president of the OFA, and was honored in 2003 with a Distinguished Service award.

Ted & Betty traveled thousands of miles across Oregon to attend every county fair and fairs in other states as well, making many lifelong friends.  You can ask anyone in the fair industry, new members or a veteran, if they know who Ted is and they will all say, “O yes!” and jump right into a great story about Ted. The Fair Board members thank and acknowledge Ted & Betty for their commitment and hard work in serving Sherman County and wish them the best in retirement road trips. ~ Board Chair Bryce Coelsch, Vice-Chair Shandie Johnson, members Bert Perisho, Rick Jauken Jr., Jennifer Zimmerlee, Tom Rolfe and Amanda Whitman, and Secretary Beth McCurdy.

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



WEED CONTROL TECHNICIAN. Lower Deschutes Cooperative Weed Management Area. Hiring (2) Full-time seasonal Weed Technicians. Technicians will hike and survey the canyons of the Lower Deschutes River in search of targeted noxious weeds. Please contact Dan Son or Rod Asher for more information. 503-858-4191 or 541-980-4345,   7/28


HONDA ACCORD. 2003 Honda Accord Coupe. 200k miles. Runs great. Regular maintenance. 2 brand new tires and aligned in April. $3500 or best reasonable offer. Brett 541 993 4551. 7/21

ACREAGE. A chance to own 1.5 acres close to Moro but still in the country. All utilities are available. This property is waiting for you to bring your house plans and call it home. Subject to final short plat approval, taxes to be determined. $55,000 RMLS# 17410095 7/14

HOUSE IN WASCO. 4 bedroom, 2 bath house with extended lot for RV or garden, 2 car garage, workshop in basement. 2 bedrooms on main floor, 2 large bedrooms on upper floor. Many recent inside improvements. $115,000 by owners. Shown by appointment. 541-467-2345 7/14

CONTINUING USED BOOK SALE at Wasco Annex (old grade school) in Wasco, Oregon. Used books only $5.00 per bag; books on tape, music cassettes and  VHS movies for 25 cents.  Stock up and give for gifts. All funds used for the purchase of new items for the library. ~ Danee Rankin, Librarian, Wasco City Community Library. 7/14

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

DISCOUNTED PHOTO SESSIONS. It’s not too early to get senior photos taken care of! Do you want your senior pictures in or around the wheat fields or to include them as a part of your photo session? If so act now before harvest starts! I’m offering $25.00 off a photo session (senior, family, couple, etc.) between now and the start of harvest. Contact me soon to get a discounted rate and get a photo session completed before harvest starts. ~ Jeremy Lanthorn (541) 993-2446   (541) 333-2013  7/28

OREGON HERITAGE BULLETINS provide technical information and tips on topics of interest to organizations and individuals involved in heritage. The first list below is a complete listing of Heritage Bulletins, followed by groups of Bulletins by topic: Historic Cemeteries, Historic Places, Organizational Support & Collections. Visit  7/21

CAREGIVER AVAILABLE. Would you like some help with meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation, etc.? I am a caring and honest woman with excellent references.  ~Synoma Olsen 541 993-6924  7/28

CANES & WALKERS. Wasco Methodist Church has a supply of canes and walkers that may be used at no charge.  The church will accept donations of any devices that would be helpful to people with limited mobility.  Please contact 541-442-5446 for more info. 7/28 





YOUR STORIES: JOHN DAY DAM, RAILROADS, HIGHWAYS & BRIDGES. Did you or someone in your family come to this area to build the John Day Dam or the freeway? Sherman County Historical Society’s editor for Sherman County: For The Record, Gladys Wesley, is interested in your story! In 2018, it will be 60 years since construction began in 1958. What effect did it have on Sherman County, the schools and housing? Were you the new kid in school? Do you have photographs to illustrate your stories? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has the material facts. Only you can tell your story! Sherman County: For The Record will feature the John Day Dam next year. Please contact Gladys Wesley at or Sherman County Historical Society at 7/21

HOST FAMILIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENTS.  Non-Profit Seeks 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. 7/28





2. Calendar (new or corrected)


15 Afternoon of Dance and an Evening of Stargazing at Maryhill Museum

19 Sherman County Court 9

20 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility Board Meeting 10 The Dalles

21 Frontier Digital Network & Frontier TeleNet Meetings 9 NCESD Building, Condon

22 The Woolery Open Golf Tournament, China Creek 541-993-0211 Arlington

24 Sherman County Photography Club 6 OSU Extension Office, Burnet Building

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

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

25-30 Wheeler County Fair in Fossil

26 Tri-County Courts’ Meeting 10 Wheeler County (Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler)


2 Sherman County Court 9

2 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Rufus Baptist Church

3 Sherman County Fair Board Meeting 7

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

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

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

8 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Building

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

8 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

9 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory 12:30 Senior Center

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

16 Sherman County Court 9

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

19 Great American Eclipse Education & Entertainment in Fossil

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

27 Demolition Derby, Sherman County Fair

28 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority 11 The Dalles 


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

2 Painted Hills Festival in Mitchell


6 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Moro Presbyterian Church



12 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District 8:30 Moro

12 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30 Burnet Building

12 Mid-Columbia Center for Living Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

12 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

22 Autumn Begins