Sherman County eNews #285


  1. Spiritual Matters

  2. Classifieds

  3. Calendar

1. Spiritual Matters

Birth of Baha’u’llah

The 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i Faith, is fast approaching. Celebrations will be held worldwide; some local activities are already planned.  More will be announced as they develop. The public is welcome.

Light of Unity Interfaith Devotional

Oct. 14th, 2-4 pm, St. Peter’s Landmark, The Dalles. Sponsored by the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of The Dalles.

Various local churches and spiritual communities will pray together, share music and refreshments. Public welcome.

The Festival of Unity

Oct. 21, 5-7:30 pm, Lyle Lions Club.  Sponsored by the Baha’is of Klickitat County.

Multi-ethnic meal will be served, music, devotions and a short video about Baha’u’llah.  Public welcome.

International Dessert

Oct. 22, time tba, Wamic Grange Hall, sponsored by the Baha’is of Wasco County.

Short presentation with an introduction to the Baha’i Faith, prayers, music, fellowship, and dessert!  Public welcome.

Baha’u’llah is the latest Messenger sent by God to guide humanity. His Writings outline a framework for the development of a global civilization that will ensure the spiritual and material needs of every human is met. Because these needs will be met, world peace is “not only possible, it is inevitable”.  The Bahai Faith has much to offer.  Please come celebrate with us!

For more info, please contact: Baha’i Faith, Erling or Pat Jacobsen, Rufus  541-980-7772

2. Classifieds (new or corrected)


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GRATITUDE. My sincere gratitude to the South Sherman Fire Dept. for coming to our rescue early this morning. A special thanks to Glenn and those who accompanied him to the scene in the middle of the night. The cause of the fire is still a mystery at this time. It burned one of the main structures of the compound to the ground, but were able to detach that structure from the main lodge with a backhoe…thanks, Zack. South Sherman Fire Dept. showed up in time to beat the fire back and keep the lodge wet enough not to catch on fire. Also a thank you to all of the folks from Shaniko and surrounding area who showed up to help out. A very unfortunate incident, but luckily it happened last night (September 19) or we would be fighting fire in Antelope this AM. ~Fred Justesen

CONGRATULATIONS, JOHN & WANDA HILDERBRAND, featured for farm history and progress in the article in this week’s Agri-Times Northwest!  

CONGRATULATIONS, GARY RANDALL, PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER, for Creative Excellence in the Field of Photography, Professional Photographers of America – Silver Medalist in the Photographic Open Competition in the 2017 International Photographic Competition. 

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.

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


TONIGHT! SHERMAN SCHOOL BOOSTERS INVITE YOU TO A TRI-TIP BANQUET for the HALL OF HONOR RECEPTION. Friday, September 22nd at 5:30 before the home football game. $10 adults, $5 children under 10. Speakers will share memories of the 2017 inductees, Gary Shelton, Sherry Kaseberg, Amy (Martin) Shaffer, Giles French (posthumously) and the 2001 state championship women’s basketball team. Awards will be presented at half-time of the game. ~Molly Belshe and the Sherman Boosters

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


JUST-US-INN HOTEL CARETAKER, WASCO. Pays $15.00 an hour, around 10 hours a week. Duties include room turnovers; clean all common areas once a week; change and wash linens in rooms; be available to check in and outs; collect rents and do regular walk-throughs; keep the place looking good. Call DEBBIE 503-515-7374. 10/13

911 CALL-TAKER/DISPATCHER. Frontier Regional 911 Agency serves Wheeler, Jefferson, Gilliam & Sherman counties in Condon. See The Times-Journal or on Facebook.

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


1.5 ACRE LOT. New Price on 1.5 acre lot just outside of Moro. A chance to own 1.5 acres close to town but in the country in Sherman County. 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. $50,000. ~ Tiffany Hillman  12/29

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

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


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.  







 3. Calendar (new or corrected)


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

22-24 Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree

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 Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation Board Meeting 8:30 a.m.

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

29 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 New Distracted Driving Law Takes Effect

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

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

2 Documentary: The Vietnam War Oregon Remembers, Premiers OPB

4 Sherman County Court 9

4 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Wasco Church of Christ

7 Oregon Geographic Names Board 1:30 Oregon Historical Society, Portland

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

13 Oregon Historic Cemeteries Commission Meeting 1-4 Burnet Building, Moro

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