Sherman County eNews #291


  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 YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

CONGRATULATIONS, GARY SHELTON, AMY MARTIN SHAFFER & WOMEN of the 2001 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM, Sherman County School HALL OF HONOR inductees! Well done! ~Sherry Kaseberg, ROD & LORI McGUIRE on your 40th wedding anniversary! Thanks for your many contributions to our communities! & THANK YOU, COUNTRYFIED, for 30 years of music and fun for your friends and neighbors near and far! 


“This is certainly a hip-hip-hooray-ish sort of day,” said Pooh.

THANK YOU, SHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, HALL OF HONOR COMMITTEE, SUPERINTENDENT WES OWENS, JEANIE PEHLKE, MOLLY BELSHE & SHERMAN BOOSTERS! It’s truly an honor to be recognized by fellow citizens for the Sherman County School Hall of Honor! I’m blessed to be in a community where opportunities to do my share are many! Mindful that I achieved nothing on my own accord, in one way or another over the years, many people, including my family, influenced, inspired and played a part in my contributions to the county community and I am grateful. The Hall of Honor program is a worthy reflection of our history and an inspiration. Thank you for a wonderful celebration! ~Sherry Kaseberg.

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

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

babyfootprintCONGRATULATIONS to Matt and Angela Kaseberg on the birth of their son Paulen Dallas Kaseberg on September 11, 2017. Grandparents are Dallas and Laura Harsin of Condon, Mark and Dee Lane of Moro and Steve and Lisa Kaseberg of Wasco. Great-grandparents are Ray and Ruth Lantis of Condon, Jim and Loy Smith of Baker City, Jim and Edith Lieuallen of Weston and Terry and Diane Kaseberg of Wasco. ~The Times-Journal


SHERMAN PRESCHOOL KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUT SALE! Sherman County Preschool is selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts and coffee as a fall fundraiser. The doughnuts freeze well and are perfect for hunting camps and chilly mornings! A dozen original glazed doughnuts or a 12 oz. bag of Krispy Kreme Signature coffee (rich, smooth, or decaf) sell for $10 each. We are taking orders up to Thursday, October 5th with delivery Tuesday, Oct. 10th. Contact a preschooler directly or call/email the preschool at (541) 565-3320 or for more information. 9/29


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


SHERMAN PRESCHOOL KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUT SALE! Sherman County Preschool is selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts and coffee as a fall fundraiser. The doughnuts freeze well and are perfect for hunting camps and chilly mornings! A dozen original glazed doughnuts or a 12 oz. bag of Krispy Kreme Signature coffee (rich, smooth, or decaf) sell for $10 each. We are taking orders up to Thursday, October 5th with delivery Tuesday, Oct. 10th. Contact a preschooler directly or call/email the preschool at (541) 565-3320 or for more information. 9/29
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.






GAZELLE EXERCISE GLIDER for small space. FREE. You pick up. ~Dorothy Benson 541-565-3870.

2. Calendar (new or corrected)


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 Gilliam County Court 10

4 Wheeler County Court 10

4 Grass Valley City Council 7

4 Rufus City Council 7

4 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Wasco Church of Christ

5 Moro City Council 7

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

13-15 Hood River Valley Harvest Fest

14 Madelyn Barnett-Patterson Memorial Service 1 Wasco United Methodist Church

17-18 Maryhill Museum of Art Fall Museum Week

18 Sherman County Court 9 Burnet Building

19 Sherman County Library Book Club 6

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

19-20 Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference, Hood River

20 Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting 10 Gilliam County Courthouse

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

15 Sherman County Court will not be in session.

18 Condon’s Fall Festival 10-2



Sherman County eNews #292


  1. North Central Livestock Assoc. Educational Get-together, Oct. 11

  2. 5th Annual Heritage Barn Workshop in Union, Oct. 7

  3. Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries to Meet in Moro, Oct. 13

  4. Public Notice: SNAP Food Benefits Standards Change, One in Five Oregonians

  5. A Bit of Time and Effort

  6. FBI, DEA & CODE Take Down Major Drug Trafficking Network in Central Oregon

  7. Sherman County Senior & Community Center October Meal Menu

  8. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

1. North Central Livestock Association Educational Get-together, Oct. 11

North Central Livestock Association,

Sherman County Area Watershed Council,


Sherman County SWCD present:



Please join North Central Livestock Association for our second educational get-together!  We’ll meet Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 at 7pm the Maupin Legion Hall, 311 Deschutes Avenue, Maupin.  (dinner provided)

We’re excited to welcome Chris Schachtschneider, the Animal and Rangeland Sciences Extension Agent for Umatilla and Morrow Counties as our guest speaker.  Our co-sponsor for the event is Sherman County SWCD & Sherman County Area Watershed Council, big thanks to Kayla von Borstel for her help putting this together.

Chris’ topics will include:

  • The role data collection should play in a successful cow-calf operation from carcass data to rangeland monitoring
  • The importance of stockmanship and the role it plays in a rangeland management program, and
  • How we work as an industry to change consumer perception of how livestock grazing works as a management tool

Hope to see you there!

*Please contact with questions or concerns.

2. 5th Annual Heritage Barn Workshop in Union, Oct. 7

Do you own an old barn or have a love for them? Then join us and fellow barn enthusiasts for the 5th Annual Heritage Barn Workshop!

Learn about practical solutions from experts on how to maintain, rehabilitate, and adapt old barns for today’s needs. Learn about the history and technology of barns as well as barn maintenance, adaptive reuse, and preservation. The workshop will also highlight funding options available for owners of heritage barns in Oregon.

Heritage barns remain an iconic symbol of rural America and our agricultural heritage. Just as the number of heritage barns decreases, so does the number of skilled craftspeople with working knowledge of barn preservation and restoration. Restore Oregon has pulled together some of the state’s remaining and most well-versed “barn people” to share their skills and expertise with other barn owners.

The Annual Heritage Barn Workshop will be held in Union at the OSU Eastern Oregon Agriculture Research Center’s red brick headquarters on the research center grounds. Restore Oregon has partnered with the Eastern Oregon Visitors Association, Oregon State University Extension, Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce, Wallowa County Grain Growers Baker County Tourism to provide this exceptional educational opportunity.

Event Details:

Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9am – 3pm. Cost is $10 per ticket, includes snacks, beverages, lunch, and parking. Held at OSU Eastern Oregon Agriculture Research Center in Union, 372 S 10th St., Union, OR 97883.

3. Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries to Meet in Moro, Oct. 13

The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet at 1 p.m. October 13 at the OSU Sherman County Extension Office, 66365 Lonerock Road, Moro. Agenda items will include cemetery ownership, statewide cemetery clean-up days, grant projects, current projects and upcoming plans. The commission will also discuss draft administrative rules for the implementation of recent legislation. This legislation created a program to provide permits to organizations that want to maintain and preserve abandoned cemeteries. The commission will invite public comments. The meeting will also be accessible online. For information on the meeting and to see the draft rule, visit the historic cemeteries page<> of;;.

State law established the seven-member Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances.

Requests for information about the meeting and accessibility may be made to and comments on the draft rule language coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail:<>.

4. Public Notice: SNAP Food Benefits Standards Change, One in Five Oregonians

SALEM, Ore. — Public notice is provided by the Oregon Department of Human Services Self Sufficiency Programs on a federal change.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service approved a change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) income guidelines and the SNAP benefit allotment amount. These cost-of-living adjustments are effective October 1, 2017. USDA Food and Nutrition Service determines how much an eligible person can receive in SNAP benefits, formerly known as Food Stamps.

SNAP participants do not need to take any action. The state will automatically recalculate cases and adjust as needed. Any changes in food benefits will be reflected in the October issuance of SNAP benefits.

Currently, one in five Oregonians — or 719,503 Oregonians — receive food benefits through SNAP. The amount of benefits a SNAP participant receives is based on many factors, including include income and deductions for necessities like shelter and utilities.

The change in the 2017 standards will not increase the number of people receiving SNAP, and it does not change program eligibility requirements. To be eligible for SNAP, families must have income less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level and meet other eligibility factors. For a family of four, the income limit is less than $3,793 per month.

SNAP participants with questions about the changes can contact their local Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) office for assistance:

5. A Bit of Time and Effort

Everyone has a self-image, but how does a self-image get built? And what does your self-image have to do with who you are, and how you react in strange or unusual situations?

Your self-image, or your idea of who you are, is a package you put together from how others have seen and treated you, and from your conclusions as you compare yourself to others. Primitive people built homes from available materials – blocks of ice, animal skins, adobe, and logs. In this same way, when you were a child, you built your self-image from what was available.

Your construction materials were the reactions of significant others toward you. So, your self-image is simply a belief system you created. It is manifested in how you respond to the world around you – the people and situations that fill your days. However, these beliefs may or may not be accurate.

Now, your essential nature, the “real you” that exists apart from your behavior, your opinions, your habits, etc., is really quite wonderful because it is a storehouse of energy and potential that can do and be great things.

But if people, who didn’t have much self-esteem themselves, raised you around constant put-downs, you will not be able to use much of this amazing potential. You see, your behavior always matches your inner picture of yourself. In this, it makes sense to look at your beliefs, get rid of those that hold you back, and learn how to affirm and tap into your potential.

This same story applies to teams, departments, and entire organizations. In their beginnings, organizations defined themselves by the situation they were in and the lessons learned from interactions with the rest of the world. As time wears on, those definitions were tweaked when necessary, or didn’t change at all because of the core beliefs and values of the organization. These same beliefs and values may be limiting the potential of the organization to change and grow.

The good news is that with a little self-reflection – whether by an individual or a group of individuals – old, outdated beliefs can be identified and either modified or completely changed. All it takes is a little bit of time and effort. ~The Pacific Institute

6. FBI, DEA & CODE Take Down Major Drug Trafficking Network in Central Oregon

On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, a joint operation involving the FBI, DEA and Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) Team resulted in the federal arrest of nine people charged with participation in a drug distribution network operating in the Madras/Redmond area. CODE officers and deputies arrested three others on state charges. Two of those additional arrests involved outstanding warrants; the third was a probable cause arrest for drug and weapons charges. All arrests were without incident. The federal defendants will each make an initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Jolie A. Russo at the U.S. District Courthouse in Eugene at 1:30 pm on Thursday, September 28th.

As part of this operation, law enforcement also identified 11 drug-endangered minors. Jefferson County Child Welfare took immediate custody of five of these children, and the FBI filed mandatory child abuse reports for all identified minors. Law enforcement partnered with victim assistance programs within the FBI and Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office as well as with Jefferson County Child Welfare.

Since this investigation began in 2016, law enforcement believes the organization has trafficked both heroin and methamphetamine throughout Central Oregon. In a series of searches conducted in conjunction with the arrests on Wednesday, investigators also recovered ten weapons.

All defendants and charges are as follows:

Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin (federal)
– Lima, Mauricio – age 36 of Madras, Oregon
– Dominguez, Isaac – age 32 of Madras, Oregon
– Harper, Sherry – age 45 of Redmond, Oregon

Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine (federal)
– Boynton, Heather – age 26 of Madras, Oregon
– Plazola, Desmond – age 29 of Warm Springs, Oregon
– Barajas, Leonel – age 29 of Madras, Oregon
– Billingsley, Trever – age 26 of Madras, Oregon

Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin (federal)
– Mortensen, Preston – age 29 of Bend, Oregon

Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (federal)
– Biever, Marlena – age 38 of Redmond, Oregon

Parole violation charge (Jefferson County warrant)
– Eric Brian Wilkinson, age 23, hometown unknown

Failure to Appear for theft 3rd degree (Deschutes County warrant)
– Lindsy Renee Haney, age 22, of Redmond, Oregon

Unlawful possession of methamphetamine (state charge)
Unlawful delivery of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school (state charge)
Felon in possession of a firearm — 3 counts (state charges)
– Juan Jose Vega, age 27, of Culver, Oregon

In addition to these arrests, CODE and the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office previously arrested Colt Sipp, age 51 of Umatilla, Oregon, on state charges. He now also faces a federal charge of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

“This unified law enforcement effort is a significant step in dismantling a drug trafficking organization profiting off the destruction of families and communities in Central Oregon suffering the ravages of drug addiction,” said Billy J. Williams, United States Attorney for the District of Oregon.

According to investigators, Lima and Dominguez are alleged to have operated two cells in the Madras, Oregon area, and, as such, served as distributors of methamphetamine and heroin to a large customer base in Central Oregon. The cells worked in coordination with each other to supply drugs and transfer funds to further the conspiracy using code in their communications in an attempt to hide their illegal activity. The investigators believe that the other defendants served under Lima and Dominguez to move the drugs to lower-level sellers and users.

“The work done by these agents, officers, detectives and deputies will have real and lasting impacts for those who live in Central Oregon. This law enforcement team has, over a period of many months, taken direct aim at organized crime,” said Loren Cannon, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. “Together they have made our shared community safer by taking dangerous drugs and guns off the streets.”

“The successful operation this week was designed to counter the emerging threat in Central Oregon against organized crime fueled by methamphetamine and heroin trafficking,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Keith Weis.

The Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team is a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force supported by the Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program and the following Central Oregon law enforcement agencies: Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Redmond Police Department, Prineville Police Department, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Madras Police Department, Oregon State Police, Sunriver Police Department, Black Butte Police Department, United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Warm Springs Tribal Police Department, Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson County District Attorney’s, and the Oregon National Guard.

The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA program is an Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) sponsored counterdrug grant program that coordinates and provides funding resources to multi-agency drug enforcement task forces to disrupt or dismantle local, multi-state and international drug trafficking organizations.

Assistant United States Attorney Joseph Huynh is prosecuting this case. A criminal complaint is only an accusation of a crime, and all defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

7. Sherman County Senior & Community Center October Meal Menu


Sherman County Senior & Community Center

Meal Menu

October 2017

  We serve lunch at 12:00, noon sharp.  First come, first served.

If you have a group of 2 or more, please let the Kitchen staff know at #565-3191, the day before to ensure that we make enough food to serve!

MEAL PRICING: Under 60 Yrs. Is $7.00 ~ 60 Yrs. & UP $4.00 suggested donation!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2 3 4 5 6
Chicken Strips Salmon Sliders Oven Fried Chicken Sloppy Joe’s on Bun Split Pea Soup w Ham
Potato Wedges & Salad Salad & Veggies Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Tater Tots & Salad Deli Turkey Sandwich
Veggies & Dessert Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert
9 10 11 12 13
Hot Turkey Sandwich Baked Fish Pork Chops w/Mushroom Sauce Philly Beef  Sub Beef Chili
Mashed Potatoes &Gravy Hash Brown Casserole Rotini Noodles& Salad Potato Wedges & Salad Cornbread & Veggies
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies & Dessert Veggies & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Ice Cream
16 17 18 19 20
Ham & Swiss Quiche BBQ Meatballs Chicken Oriental Mac & Cheese with Kielbasa Meatloaf
Veggies & Salad Potato Wedges& Salad Rice Pilaf & Veggies Veggies & Salad Roasted Red Potatoes
Muffin & Dessert Veggies & Fruit Salad, Dessert Fruit Veggies, Salad &Dessert
23 24 25 26 27
Cheeseburgers Chicken Fried Rice Beef Stroganoff Baked Potato Bar w/Chili & Cheese Clam Chowder
Oven Fries & Salad Veggies& Salad Rotini Noodles & Salad Salad & Veggies Cottage Cheese & Rolls
Veggies & Dessert Fruit Veggies & Dessert Fruit Veggies, Salad & Ice Cream
30 31 Menu subject to change due to availability

ATTENTION:  For those who have food allergies, be aware that a large variety of foods are prepared in the kitchen.  Therefore, meals may be prepared with ingredients and food service equipment may come in contact with ingredients to which you may have an allergic reaction, such as nuts.

Roast Pork Loin Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce
Mixed Grain Pilaf & Salad Garlic Bread & Salad
Veggies & Dessert Veggies &Fruit

8. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do


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