Sherman County eNews #278


  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar

1. Classifieds (new or corrected)


REMINDERS: 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


CONGRATULATIONS to RILEY BROWN on his graduation from OSU with BS in Ag Business Management and a minor in Communications!  Riley is the son of Charley and Cindy Brown of Moro and grandson of Lee and Karen Kaseberg of Wasco and Charles and Norma Brown of Rufus.

THANKS, FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS! A photo posted by Debbie Brown shows a dusty road with at least 8 trucks hastening toward the site of a fire.  It happened to be a shed on my land at Starvation  Point. Don Coats pointed out how this is something we are able to count on. As the recipients of their assistance let me again express gratitude for this trait which we are able to count on………friends helping friends. Of course, those of us who have lived here always find this one of the things we love about Sherman County!  May I express appreciation for you wonderful people who were spread all over The Point when I finally heard about the fire and came to see what had happened. Lost nothing which can’t be replaced or regrown. Thanks so much! ~ Nell Melzer and Allan, Bruce and Doug.

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


SHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL CONCESSIONS OPPORTUNITY. The Sherman County School is looking for community members to help with concessions during sporting events.  If your group or organization is looking to raise a little money, contact Darcy Henry at Sherman County School to inquire about available dates. Thank you! ~Darcy Henry, Food Services Manager, 541-565-3500 or 541-993-6743 (cell), Sherman County School District.  10/13

WASCO SCHOOL EVENT CENTER HUGE RUMMAGE SALE. Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 23 for a HUGE Rummage Sale to be held at the Wasco School Events Center Gym from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be surplus school items such as desks, chairs, chalk boards, tables, and numerous other items available. Also, some items that might be considered “treasures” by many folks….maps, science equipment, art supplies, cafeteria trays, etc. We do have 5 fold-out cafeteria tables available, too. These sell for $1300-$1700 brand new! Be sure to check out some of the updates at the Wasco School Events Center, too. The Fitness Center will be open with membership information available for those 18 years and older. Free hot dogs for the first 100 visitors! 9/22

NON-PROFIT OPPORTUNITY.  Sherman County Emergency Services has cans and bottles to donate to a non-profit.  If interested, please contact Shawn at 541-565-3100. 9/15

GIFTS & GOOD READS: THE MUSEUM STORE. The Sherman County Museum Store has some great items for gifts. Our new horse “Rusty” and “Farmer Cow” join old favorites “Dolly” and “Gallop” $19.99. Cool new stemless wine glasses with the Museum logo $8.95. Logo mugs $8.95. Goat Milk Soap in some new scents from Windrift Hill $3.95. Goat Milk Lotion & Body Butter $6.50 & $7.50. Good selection of books by Rick Steber, Jane Kirkpatrick and Craig Lesley $12.00-$18.00. Beautiful flour sack towels that make a nice gift, $8.95-$16.95. Cute burlap tote bag with a Sherman County Design $12.00. Sherman County Historical Museum and Store, 200 Dewey Street, Moro, Oregon. Open May 1st-October 31st, 7 days a week, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.    9/15


AREA REPRESENTATIVE for INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMS. ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking individuals to serve as Area Representatives in your local community.  ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United States for high school students from around the world.  Students are 15 to 18 years of age, have passed a series of academic and character requirements and are awaiting an opportunity to embark on their American Adventure. Area Representatives recruit and screen prospective host families, interview students to study abroad and supervise the exchange students in their community.  Area representatives are compensated based on the number of students they are supervising. There is also a great bonus opportunity.  ASSE’s primary goal is to contribute to International understanding by enabling students to learn about other languages and cultures through active participation in family, school and community life. ASSE’s Area Representatives are the cornerstone of the organization, making all of this possible! For more information about ASSE or becoming an Area Representative, please call our Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or email us at Please check out our website at  We look forward to welcoming you to the ranks of Area Representatives nationwide – striving towards a world of understanding, one child at a time!  10/13


PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: SHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT SURPLUS SALE. Sealed bidding will close at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, 2017 with immediate announcement of bid results. At the September 11, 2017, Regular Board Meeting of the Sherman County School District, the Board of Directors declared a package of:

  • 12 Wireless Access Points (Gigabit Power-over-Ethernet Injector not included)
  • 1 Zone Director 1100 with 12 Licenses

as surplus.  The process of selling this surplus item 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 3:30 p.m. on September 21, 2017. At 3:31 p.m. all bids will be read aloud in the meeting room of the Sherman County Public/School Library. 

By bidding on any surplus item, a potential purchaser is confirming his/her 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.

SANTA & MRS. CLAUS OUTFITS complete with wigs, boots, belts, bells, etc. and, purchased new used only one season. Please contact Linda at 509 833 4040. 10/06

OREGON STATE SHERIFFS’ SALES: This page contains listings of Oregon Foreclosed Properties and Public Auctions. Cities include but are not limited to Rufus and Wasco. 9/29

HOUSE AND PROPERTY IN GRASS VALLEY. 4+ Bedroom/1 Bath house on 0.86 acres for sale by owner. $121,000 or best offer. Contact Deb Miller or 509-750-9707.   10/06

PROPERTY IN GRASS VALLEY. For sale by owner. Utilities are accessible. $60,000 or best offer. Contact Deb Miller or 509-750-9707.  12/01

GIFTS & GOOD READS: THE MUSEUM STORE. The Sherman County Museum Store has some great items for gifts. Our new horse “Rusty” and “Farmer Cow” join old favorites “Dolly” and “Gallop” $19.99. Cool new stemless wine glasses with the Museum logo $8.95. Logo mugs $8.95. Goat Milk Soap in some new scents from Windrift Hill $3.95. Goat Milk Lotion & Body Butter $6.50 & $7.50. Good selection of books by Rick Steber, Jane Kirkpatrick and Craig Lesley $12.00-$18.00. Beautiful flour sack towels that make a nice gift, $8.95-$16.95. Cute burlap tote bag with a Sherman County Design $12.00. Sherman County Historical Museum and Store, 200 Dewey Street, Moro, Oregon. Open May 1st-October 31st, 7 days a week, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.    9/15 

PROPERTY NEAR MORO. 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 – Tiffany Hillman  11/10


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

WASCO SCHOOL EVENTS CENTER. Facilities Manager Melissa Montesanti may be reached by calling the office – 541-442-5778. Office hours are Monday thru Thursday 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 






2. Calendar (new or corrected)


15 Frontier Digital Network Public Hearing 9:45 Jeanne Burch Bldg., Fossil

15 Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting follows Hearing, Burch Bldg., Fossil

16 Maryhill Museum of Art Annual Benefit Auction

19 Sherman County Public/School Library Board Meeting 6

20 Sherman County Court 9

20 Gorge Tech Showcase 6 Springhouse Cellar Winery

22 Autumn Begins

22 Sherman County School District Hall of Honor Dinner & Reception 5:30

         with Awards at half-time of the football game at Sherman

23 Wasco School Events Center Open House & Rummage Sale 11-3

25 Sherman County Photography Club 6 Steve Burnet Bldg., Moro

25 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10 The Dalles

26 Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Board Meeting

26 Free Workshop: Health Insurance 101 12-1 Celilo Cancer Center

26 Mid-Columbia Community Action Council Board Meeting

28 Columbia Gorge CASA’s Fall Volunteer Training Starts (541) 386-3468

29 Association of Oregon Counties District 3 Meeting 10-2 Burnet Building, Moro

30 Sherman High Class of ’67 Reunion Celebration 5:30-10 Civic Auditorium

30 Two Great Celebrations Countryfied & McGuire 5:30 Grass Valley Pavilion


1 Sherman High Class of ’67 Luncheon & School Tour

1 Tour The Dalles Homes Away from Home Scholarship Benefit 1-5

2 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10-12 Rufus

4 Sherman County Court 9

4 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Wasco Church of Christ

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

7 St. Peter’s Oktoberfest, The Dalles

7 Hood River Hops Fest (new date)

7-8 Maryhill Museum Car is King Weekend


10 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Board 8:30

10 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30

10 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

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

10-12 Maryhill Museum of Art Fall Museum Week

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

12 Free Medicare Class 1-3 CGCC The Dalles Campus (541) 506-6011

14 Oregon Historic Cemeteries Commission Workshop, Sherman County

17-18 Maryhill Museum of Art Fall Museum Week

18 Sherman County Court 9

19 Northern Oregon Correctional Facility Board Meeting 10 NORCOR, The Dalles

19-20 Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference, Hood River

21 Maryhill Museum of Art Appraisal Clinic

21 Columbia Gorge Genealogy Society Genealogy Jamboree 10 Discovery Center

21 Wasco County Historical Society Annual Meeting & Program

23 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 11 The Dalles

28 Maryhill Museum of Art Tango Party



1 Sherman County Court 9

1 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Kent Baptist Church

5 Daylight Saving Time Ends


8 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Group 12


14-16 Association of Oregon Counties Conference