Sherman County eNews #347


  1. Classifieds

  2. Calendar

1. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)


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:

THANK YOU, KARLA VON BORSTEL CHAMBERS, as you retire after 16 years of service on the board of directors of The Ford Family Foundation!

CONGRATULATIONS, LOUIS & ALENE RUCKER, on your 70th wedding anniversary! ~ Sherry Kaseberg



CHRISTMAS TREES! Sherman High School Christmas Tree Sale
Available Trees and Sizes
Doug Fir Sizes: 5/6 | 6/7 | 7/8
Grand Fir Sizes: 5/6 | 6/7
Noble Fir Sizes: 4/5 | 5/6 | 6/7 | 7/8
65912 High School Loop, Moro, OR
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Prices vary between $25.00 and $50.00 depending on the size and type of tree. 12/1 

BOOK SALE, RAFFLE. Wasco City-Community Library

Saturday, December 2, 2017 – Wasco School Events Center

4-7 p.m. Santa arrives! He’ll be visiting with the kiddies …….4-7pm

5- 6 p.m. Performers from the Sherman county GOOD NEWS CLUB will perform the “Ultimate Christmas Party,” a skit coordinated by Julie Fritts

4-7p.m. Raffle tickets available for purchase (first one is free)….children and adult prizes, popular games, Plinko and others

  • Refreshments
  • Vendors (tables still available)

All proceeds will be used to purchase new books, CDs and other needed supplies.

Questions? Call Librarian Danee Rankin 541-980-8210.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING at THE MUSEUM STORE. The Museum Store at the Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro will be open for your Christmas shopping on Saturday, December 2nd from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Come to shop, enjoy refreshments, and tour the Museum! Pick up the newly-designed camper coffee mugs, a historic Sherman County calendar, the Camp Sherman Calendar, Melissa & Doug brand wooden toys and puzzles, cute farm animals that walk and talk and a $5 t-shirt sale and much more 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 12/1

SHERMAN COUNTY PRESCHOOL GALA OF TREES. Trees are now on display at The Farm Store in Wasco! 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. 12/16

SHERMAN COUNTY HOLIDAY BAZAAR. Shop Locally! Saturday, December 2nd from 10 until 3:30 at the Sherman County School Cafeteria, Moro, Oregon. Questions? Call Beth McCurdy 541-980-1821 or contact See Sponsored by Sherman County Fair Board. 12/1

SHERMAN COUNTY FOOD BANK & WASCO SCHOOL EVENTS CENTER. Wasco School Events Center is sponsoring Bingo and a Soup Dinner fundraiser to benefit the Sherman County Food Bank on December 3rd from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. It will be held in the Leland Schwendel Auditorium at the Wasco School Events Center (formerly the Wasco Annex). Cost for the meal is $6 or $20 for a family of 4 or more. Bingo will start at 3:00 pm and we will play 10 rounds at $1 per card or a donation of a can of vegetables per card. Prizes will be gift baskets donated by local businesses. Hope to see you on the 3rd for some good food and fun Bingo! Prizes will be on display at the Events Center if you want to take a peek prior to the 3rd. 12/1


HEALTHY FAMILIES OREGON HOME VISITOR. North Central ESD Early Education is hiring for a part time Healthy Families Oregon Home Visitor. Healthy Families Oregon seeks to insure healthy, thriving children and nurturing, caring families with a target of reaching parents with newborns and expectant parents. We seek to enhance family function, promote positive parent-child relationships and support children’s healthy growth and development through home visiting and links to community services.
The main duties of this job will be to provide parental support and education through the early years of a child’s life so children will grow up to be emotionally secure and safe, healthy, and more school-ready. Provide parenting skills, child development monitoring, early learning activities, and linkages to community resources. High school diploma required, AA or Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Must have reliable transportation to and from worksites.  Worksite Location: Office located in Condon. Service area includes Gilliam, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties. Work Schedule: 30 hours/week. Salary Range: $14.17-$20.15 DOE. Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision and Long Term Disability. Reports to: Healthy Families Supervisor. Application Deadline: Open until filled. Please send resume and cover letter to 877-562-3739 “The NCESD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.”

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  Submit 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

sign.forsaleFOR SALE:  

…. DECEMBER 2nd at Moro:

The Museum Store 10-3 Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro

The Holiday Bazaar at Sherman County School nr. Moro 10-3:30

Sherman High School Christmas Tree Sale at Sherman County School 9-3:30

… DECEMBER 2nd at Wasco:

Wasco City-Community Library Annual Fundraiser 4-7 Wasco School Events Center

Sherman County Gala of Trees on display at The Farm Store in Wasco

HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE & NOVELTY GIFTS. Considerately Handcrafted furniture and novelty gifts, created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels, ready for Christmas. See us at the Holiday Bazaar on December 2nd at Sherman County School! ~Kevin Kaseberg | The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | 541-993-4282  | 12/29

CHRISTMAS TREES! Sherman High Christmas Tree Sale
Available Trees and Sizes
Doug Fir Sizes: 5/6 | 6/7 | 7/8
Grand Fir Sizes: 5/6 | 6/7
Noble Fir Sizes: 4/5 | 5/6 | 6/7 | 7/8
65912 High School Loop, Moro, OR
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Prices vary between $25.00 and $50.00 depending on the size and type of tree. 12/1

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








2. CALENDAR (new or corrected) 


1 Sherman County Preschool Gala of Trees – The Farm Store, Wasco

1 Festival of Trees 6 Civic Auditorium, The Dalles

2 Christmas Tree Sale 10-3 Sherman County School

2 Sherman County Holiday Bazaar 10-3:30 Sherman County School Cafeteria, Moro

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

2 Fossil Community Bazaar 9-3 Fossil, Oregon

2 1st Annual 5K Reindeer Run & Snowflake Stroll 10 The Dalles

2 Condon Light Festival and Parade 5:30 Condon

2 Holiday Open House 9-5 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Columbia R. Trading Co.

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

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

3 Bingo/Soup Dinner Benefit-Sherman County Food Bank 2-4 Wasco School Events Center

5 Weed Advisory Board Meeting 1 Weed District Building, Moro

5 Folk Songs of the Winter Holidays 6 Sherman County Public/School Library

5-7 Oregon Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, Pendleton

6 Sherman County Court 9

6 All County Prayer Meeting Refreshments/Social 6:30

         Prayer 7-8:30 Wasco Methodist Church

6, 13 & 20 Open Pickleball Court at the Wasco Gym


8 Community Renewable Energy Association Board Meeting 10-1

9 Sherman County Lions Club Fruit Shipment Ready for Pickup

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

13 & 20 Open Pickleball Court at the Wasco Gym

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

20 Open Pickleball Court at the Wasco Gym

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

4 AG Tech Bootcamp, University of Idaho, Pocatello

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

9-10 Direct Seed Conference, Kennewick

10 Developing/Expanding Your Farm Stand/Agritourism Seminar, Central Point

10 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory 12:30

12 Community Renewable Energy Association (CREA) Board Meeting 10-1

17 Sherman County Court 9

23 Statewide Special Election

24 Tri-County Court Meeting 10-2 Wheeler County

30-Feb. 1 Northwest Ag Show, Portland



16-18 Winter Fishtrap, The New Agrarians, Joseph, Oregon

20 Kessler Angus Ranch Bull Sale, Milton-Freewater

24 OSU Small Farm Conference, Corvallis