Sherman County eNews #353


  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. ~The Editor 


THANK YOU! The Wasco School Events Center volunteers thank everyone who helped with and attended the Sherman County Food Bank Fund-raiser on December 3, 2017.We had a nice turn out for dinner and Bingo with 161 cans of vegetables donated to the Food Bank. We also brought in over $700 from dinner sales and Bingo card purchases and donations from community members. A BIG thank you to the many local businesses who donated prizes for the Bingo; your support is appreciated and helped to make this event a success. Thank you to Apex Auto & Truck Repair in Moro, Bank of Eastern Oregon, Morrow County Grain Growers, Mt. View Guest House, Locust Tree Salon, The Lean-To, Giggles and Schitz, Gorge Wildcraft, Second Hand Made, Wasco Fitness Center, WK Ranch, Salmon Run. ~Submitted by Melissa Kirkpatrick 541-442-5887.

THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who honored my 80th birthday with a contribution to our national award-winning Museum. I love fundraising so it makes sense that contributions to the Museum’s endowment fund and website project were the perfect gifts. I’m still smiling! Those who could not be there mailed contributions to the Sherman County Historical Museum, P.O. Box 173, Moro, OR 97039. An update is in order … a month-and-a-half later, it’s a wonderful grand total of $5,927.68! ~Sherry Kaseberg

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



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


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.”


MOVING SALE. Huge moving sale 615 John Day St Wasco – December 9 – 17  1 PM – 6 PM. Everything must go – house is being demolished – house hold items – tools, gardening tools, boat, fishing goodies, cabinets, lights.  Come to see! We probably have what you are looking for. Call Len/Danee Rankin 541-442-5834.

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

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








2. CALENDAR (new or corrected) 


8-….. Sherman County Preschool Gala of Trees Display – The Farm Store, Wasco

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

9 Sherman County Lions Club Fruit Shipment Ready for Pickup

11 Sherman County School District Board of Directors Meeting 7 Public/School Library

11 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10 The Dalles

12 Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education Meeting 6 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 Tri-County Hazardous Waste/Recycling Steering Committee 8:30 The Dalles

13 Wasco School Events Center Board Meeting 6

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

15 Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors 10-12 Burnet Building, Moro

19 Unit #20 Oregon Retired Educators’ Meeting 12 Hood River Elks Club

20 Sherman County Court 9

20 Open Pickleball Court at the Wasco Gym

21 Winter Begins

21 Youth Mental Health First Aid Course 8-5 Steve Burnet Bldg., Moro

24-29 Sherman County School District Christmas Vacation

24 Christmas Eve Mass 5 Grass Valley Catholic Church

24 Moro Community Presbyterian Church Service 10:45

24 Candlelight Service, Christmas Eve 6 Moro Community Presbyterian Church


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


1 Oregon State Parks’ Free First Day Hikes

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


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


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

20 Kessler Angus Ranch Bull Sale, Milton-Freewater

24 OSU Small Farm Conference, Corvallis