Sherman County eNews #331


  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


THANK YOU! Thank you Sherry Kaseberg for all your years of volunteering and fundraising for the Sherman County Historical Society and Museum as you celebrate your 80th birthday this week. Thank you for sharing your birthday party as a benefit for the Museum! And thank you to everyone who so generously donated to the Sherman County Historical Society Endowment Fund and webpage update project in honor of Sherry’s birthday. Sherry, we appreciate all your years of service not only to the Sherman County Historical Society & Museum but also to the entire community of Sherman County! Happy 80th Birthday!

THANK YOU to everyone who honored my 80th birthday with contributions to our national award-winning Sherman County Historical Museum where I volunteered for many years. You make me smile. I made new friends, learned new skills and shared a lot of laughs, challenges and successes! Exceptional teamwork! The very best! It’s been a remarkable journey since 1982 and I’m grateful to have served! ~ Sherry Kaseberg

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

HAPPY 103rd BIRTHDAY, DEWEY THOMAS! Thank you for your services to country, county and town!

HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY, JERRY COLEMAN! Thank you for your services to our country, county and town!  


SHERMAN JR/SR BAND ITALIAN DINNER. A benefit for the Sherman Jr/Sr bands! Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at 6pm doors open at 5:45 p.m., Sherman School cafeteria. Dinner, music, raffle and silent auction. Questions? Call Jarek Bartels 541-565-3500.

TODAY!! SHERMAN COUNTY LIONS CLUB. Order Grapefruit and Oranges by Nov. 9. Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit and Naval Oranges (no seeds) 20# box for $20 or half-and-half for $20/box. Plan to pick yours up at the Holiday Bazaar at the Sherman County School around noon on December 2nd. Call Lion Nell Melzer 541-565-3517. 

SHERMAN COUNTY PRESCHOOL GALA OF TREES. Trees will be on display starting November 27th. Get your tickets ($5) now for a chance to win a unique, fun and fully decorated Christmas tree. Donors include RDO, MCGG, Rod McGuire, Apex/Little Wheats, Sherman Farm Chem and others. All proceeds support your local preschool.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT THE MUSEUM STORE – DECEMBER 2nd. The Sherman County Historical Museum Store in Moro, Oregon will be open for your Christmas shopping on Saturday, December 2nd from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Come shop, enjoy refreshments, and tour the Sherman County Historical Museum! Pick up the newly designed camper coffee mugs, cute farm animals that walk and talk, local authors newest books, stock up on goat milk lotion with the best deal around and $5 t-shirt sale for everyone on your list! Take a Walk on the Rural Side and we will see you on December 2nd at the Sherman County Historical Museum Store! For more information contact the Sherman County Historical Museum at 541-565-3232 or email

PLEASE. Please consider expressing your appreciation for Sherman County eNews by celebrating my 80th birthday with a modest contribution to the Sherman County Historical Museum where I’ve volunteered for many years. Your help with the endowment fund or website project will be a perfect gift! 80 cents, $1.80, $8, $80…. Here’s the address: Sherman County Historical Society Museum, Attn: Endowment Fund or Website Update, P.O. Box 173, Moro, OR 97039. You will be appreciated! Thank you!  ~Sherry Kaseberg, Editor/Publisher, Sherman County eNews since 1999


DIRECTOR. Sherman County Senior & Community Center Director.  Sherman County is accepting employment applications for the position of Senior Center Director at the Sherman County Senior & Community Center. Position is permanent part-time salaried, 20hr/week. Responsibilities include scheduling use of Center facilities, supervising employees, maintaining and monitoring senior programs and contracts for compliance to ensure funding, receiving fees and delivering revenue to the Fiscal Officer, and other duties as assigned.    For job description and/or application, contact the office of the Sherman County Court at 541-565-3416 or go online at completed application and resume to the Sherman County Court, P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039. Position open until filled. Successful applicant must have or be willing to obtain a Food Handlers Card and pass a criminal history background check. Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer. 12/1

MORO CITY ADMINISTRATOR. Position open for the City of Moro to be filled immediately. Proficiency in computer and office skills required.  Experience in Accounting, Budget and Payroll would be helpful. Starting pay is $15/hour, possibly higher, depending on experience, plus benefits.  Pick up an application at the Moro City Hall Office located at 104 1st Street, Moro, or request an application via email at  Mail or E-Mail completed application along with a cover letter and a copy of resume to – City of Moro – Job Search, PO Box 231, Moro, OR 97039 or moro@embarqmail.comFor further information contact Kari Silcox at 541-565-3535.  The City of Moro is an equal opportunity employer.  The Council reserves the right to reject any or all applicants. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 27th, 2017.  11/24

BASKETBALL REFEREES. Seriously! In case you missed them, articles describing the critical shortage of referees for school athletics were published in The Dalles Chronicle and The Times-Journal in recent days: “The number of referees available to preside over basketball games in five counties has declined to the point that it could soon adversely affect the ability of young athletes to compete. … more officials are needed to take a neutral point of view and make spot decisions that enforce the rules of the game for students from fifth grade through high school. There are currently 37 referees but 50 are needed to make sure there are two on the floor at every competition…”  Read the full story here:  See the related story in The Times-Journal this week. 11/24

COACHES. Sherman County School Coaching Opportunities! Coaching positions are currently available in the following areas:


5th-8th Boys Basketball (2 positions)

5th-8th Girls Basketball (1 position)


Boys and Girls HS Track & Field (Head Coach)

Boys and Girls HS Track & Field (Assistant Coach)

Boys and Girls Tennis (Head Coach)

Criminal record check and pre-employment drug testing will be required for all positions. For further information and application materials please email Gary Lewis at or Wes Owens at Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TELLER. Bank of Eastern Oregon is now hiring for a part-time Teller at their Moro branch to work 30 hours/week, Monday-Friday. Incumbent should have previous cash handling & customer service experience, and be proficient in use of computers; previous banking experience a plus. We offer competitive salary, health benefits, vacation & sick pay, 401(k) plan with employer match & ESOP, discretionary cash bonus, and Teller certification incentive pay. Successful candidate must pass a pre-employment drug, credit, and background screening. Interested and/or qualified applicants may apply at, click on Career Opportunities link. Bank of Eastern Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Application closing date: 11-12-2017  11/10 

SENIOR CENTER CLEANING STAFF. Sherman County is accepting letters of interest for the position of Senior Center Cleaning Staff. This is a limited-hour position, 2-4hr/wk, no benefits. Hourly pay rate to be determined. Applicant must make decisions independently using effective time management. Please submit letter and/or resume to Sherman County Court, P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039. Position open until filled. Successful applicant must pass a criminal history background check. Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer.


HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE & NOVELTY GIFTS. Considerately Handcrafted furniture and novelty gifts, created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels, ready for Christmas. ~Kevin Kaseberg | The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | 541-993-4282  | 12/29

FABRIC for 4-H. 4-H Rewards at JoAnn Fabric.  Save 15% with JOANN 4-H Rewards! Current & lifetime 4-H members, parents of members, volunteers and 4-H staff can save 15% off total in-store and online purchases every day with 4-H Rewards. JOANN will give a minimum of 2.5% of every eligible transaction to support 4-H programming. 12/1

STUDDED TIRES 245/75R-16 on GM Alloy Rims from Tahoe (5 Spoke Factory Alloy Wheels). 6 lug pattern (6 X 13927 MM).  Lightly used, asking $700 for wheels and tires. Sold the vehicle and the new owner did not need the studded set. Can be seen in Grass Valley by contacting Jeanne @ 541-714-5740 (call or Text).  12/29

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

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



PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS. Now is the time to book a photo session! The holidays are just around the corner! Schedule a session now to have prints available for the holiday season. Now is also the time to capture the fall colors before they are gone for the year. Photo sessions start at $150.00. Contact me soon for Senior pictures, family photo sessions, weddings, engagements, and more. Also check out the photos from football and volleyball this season:   11/20






2. Calendar (new or corrected)

American flag2NOVEMBER


11 Jerry Coleman’s 90th Birthday Celebration Honoring Veterans 6 Rufus Tavern

11 Coffee & Cookies with Veterans 10-12 Wasco School Events Center

14 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting 8:30

14 Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting

14 Columbia Gorge Community College Board Meeting 5 Hood River Campus

14-16 Association of Oregon Counties Conference

15 Sherman County Court will not be in session.

15 Hood River CORE Pesticide Training

16 Solid Waste Advisory Committee 10:15  419 East 7th, The Dalles

16 Annual Italian Sherman Jr/Sr Band Dinner 5:45 Sherman School Cafeteria

16 Sherman County Veggie Rx Celebration 5:30 Senior Center

16 Soil pH Workshop 8-4 Shilo Inn, The Dalles

18 Condon’s Fall Festival 10-2

18 Northwest Women in Ag Conference

18 Wasco Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting in The Dalles

18 Community Thanksgiving Dinner 5 Moro Community Presbyterian Church


27 Sherman County Photography Club 6 Steve Burnet Research & Extension Bldg.

27 Sherman County Preschool Gala of Trees Display Opens

28 Screenagers Movie: GROWING UP IN THE DIGITAL AGE 6 School Cafeteria 


2 Holiday Shopping at The Museum Store 10-3 Sherman County Museum, Moro

2 Cascade Singers’ Holiday Concert 7 Zion Lutheran Church, The Dalles

3 Cascade Singers’ Holiday Concert 3 Zion Lutheran Church, The Dalles

6 Sherman County Court 9

6 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Wasco Methodist Church


8 Community Renewable Energy Association Board Meeting 10-1

11 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10 The Dalles

12 Sherman County Watershed Council 11:30

12 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2

12 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3

13 Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting 10 Moro

13 Mid-Columbia CORE Pesticide Training 9:30-3 CGCC

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

14 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Board Meeting 1 NORCOR, The Dalles

14 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 4-5 Hood River

20 Sherman County Court 9

21 Winter Begins

24-20 Sherman County School District Christmas Vacation


30 6th Max Nogle Dinner/Auction/Dance w/Countryfied, Grass Valley Pavilion


3 Sherman County Court 9

9 Sherman County Watershed Council Meeting 8

9 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting 8:30

9 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2

9 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3

10 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory 12:30

12 Community Renewable Energy Association Board Meeting 10-1