Sherman County eNews #4


  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  


THANK YOU! Once again the Grass Valley Pavilion Renovation and Rejuvenation Committee wants to thank everyone who attended the 6th Annual Max Nogle Dinner Dance as well as the individuals and businesses who sponsored the event, those who donated items for the auction and those who purchased gun safe tickets. A special thank you to Mike from the Riverside who truly saved the evening. It was another successful event thanks to the generosity and support of everyone involved. Thank you! ~Rita Wilson – Grass Valley Pavilion Renovation Committee

CONGRATULATIONS, HAPPY BIRTHDAY & THANK YOU, MAC! We appreciate your contributions to our tri-county area! ~Larry & Sherry Kaseberg

A PROCLAMATION by the City of Condon | McLaren “Mac” Stinchfield Day  Whereas: Mac Stinchfield has provided leadership and support to many activities and groups in the City of Condon and surrounding community over many decades;

Whereas: Mac Stinchfield has attended hours of public meetings to report for the community, including approximately 500 Condon City Council meetings;

Whereas: Mac Stinchfield has maintained professionalism and reported fairly and accurately more than 40 years of Condon activities,

Whereas: Mac Stinchfield is known for his historical knowledge of all things Condon and Gilliam County – printable and otherwise;

Whereas: Mac Stinchfield has been a volunteer to the Condon Chamber of Commerce, BPOE 1869, United Church of Christ, Condon Volunteer Fire Department, Pioneer Community Development Corporation, Eastern Oregon Pioneer Association, Oregon Historical Society, Kiwanis Club, Oregon Geographic Names Board, Slow Walt’s Cookers, Condon’s Men’s Choir, and founder of the annual Robert Burns Celebration;

Whereas: The City of Condon and its residents recognize and appreciate the loyalty and friendship of Mac Stinchfield to the citizens of this community,

Whereas: Mac Stinchfield is celebrating his 70th birthday on this day and more than 40 years as editor, writer, owner and reporter of The Times-Journal;

NOW, therefore, I, Jim Hassing, Mayor of Condon proclaim January 3, 2018 to be

McLaren “Mac” Stinchfield Day

in Condon, Oregon, and call upon all to honor this good man.

______________________________              ___________________

Jim Hassing, Mayor                                     Date

City of Condon

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



CUSTODIAN. Sherman County School District is seeking a qualified custodial candidate. The candidate must be self-motivated and is responsible for performing custodial duties, minor maintenance, and other miscellaneous duties on a regimented schedule in order to ensure that the school building and facilities are maintained in a healthy, safe, and sanitary manner.  Medical, dental, and vision insurance are included.

Criminal record check and pre-employment drug screening required. For information and application materials please email or call Wes Owens at or 541-565-3500.

Application Method/Materials Required. Please submit a letter of interest, application (available from the school district) and resume if you are interested in the position to:

Wes Owens, Superintendent, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, Oregon  97039

(541) 565-3500

This position will remain open until filled.

Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer.


Endorsement(s) Required: Endorsement in Health Education is required for this position. Other opportunities may become available to increase FTE.

SalarySalary will be dependent upon start date, education, and experience.

Start Date:  On or before, January 29, 2018.

Position Description:  Sherman County School District is seeking a highly qualified .43 FTE Health Education Specialist. The successful candidate will spend two (2) periods each day teaching Health Education classes serving 7th-12th grade students and one (1) period each day as the Yearbook classroom instructor. The workday for this position will be from 7:45 am until 11:15 am. Current paid coaching opportunities that are available at this time include Head High School Tennis Coach and Head High School Track Coach, other potential coaching and advisor opportunities may also become available.


  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Ability to communicate with parents, students and staff.
  • Able to meet the individual needs of all students.
  • Excellent planning, organizational skills.
  • Qualified applicants who have experience and an interest in coaching are encouraged to apply.

About Sherman County School District:  The Sherman County School District is a K-12 progressive school with approximately 245 students, located in Moro, Oregon.  The 2016-17 school year saw the opening of a new elementary and remodeled Jr./Sr. High School connected as one modernized facility.  Criminal record check and pre-employment drug testing required.  For further information and application materials please email Wes Owens at Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.”


HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE & NOVELTY GIFTS. Considerately Handcrafted furniture and novelty gifts created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels. ~The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | 541-993-4282 | 







PLANNING COMMISSION POSITION. The Sherman County Planning Commission has an open position for a Planning Commission Member. This is strictly a volunteer appointment. The Planning Commission develops, maintains and implements the County’s Comprehensive and Land Use Ordinances. The position is a four year term and requires attendance at regular monthly planning commission meetings. Members must have an interest in land use planning, reflect the values of the community, interpret and apply zoning ordinance provisions, make decisions and recommendations, educate the public on land use and understand the legislative and quasi-judicial process. Interested individuals may contact the Sherman County Planning Department at 541-565-3601 for more information.


DAM STORIES. The 60th anniversary of the start of construction and 50th anniversary of the dedication of the John Day Dam will be in 2018. Gladys Wesley, editor of Sherman County: For The Record, plans to devote the spring issue to stories about  construction of the dam and the Biggs bridge and road and railroad relocation. Did you or your parents work on any of these? Do you remember the changes in the area as a result of the added jobs? Did you and/or your family move to Sherman County at the time? Did you attend the opening of the bridge or other events? Do you have photographs of that period? You and your stories are an important part of Sherman County history. Your photos to illustrate your story will be scanned and returned. Send your stories to Sherman County Historical Museum, P.O. Box 173, Moro, OR 97039 or to (with subject line Story for FTR). Questions? Contact the Museum: 541-565-3232. Deadline for submission is February 28, 2018.  

YOUR STORIES. Gladys Wesley, editor of Sherman County: For The Record, Sherman County Historical Society’s twice-yearly historical anthology, reminds us that the editorial team is always looking for stories related to Sherman County for future issues… stories about places, families or events. Time marches on and for the young people of today the events of the 1950s and 1960s are as much history as the late 1800s were when the historical society was started in 1945. Send your stories to Sherman County Historical Museum, P.O. Box 173, Moro, OR 97039 or to (with subject line Story for FTR). Questions? Contact the Museum: 541-565-3232.


2. CALENDAR (new or corrected)


5 Sherman County School is Closed; All After-school Activities Cancelled

6 Sherman County Junior Hoops Weekly Clinics Begin

8 Sherman County School District Board 5, 5:30, 7 Public/School Library

8 SAC/Mid-Columbia Council of Governments 10-12 The Dalles

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

10 Sherman County Ambulance Board of Directors Meeting 1800hrs

10 Wasco School Events Center Board of Directors Meeting 6

11 Sherman County Surplus Auction 10 Courthouse?

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

13 Memorial Service for Reine Thomas 1 Wasco United Methodist Church

17 Sherman County Court 9

18 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 4

19 Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting 10 Condon

20 Sherman County Court 9

22 Frontier Regional 911 Agency Board Meeting 2

23 Statewide Special Election

24 Tri-County Court Meeting 10-2 Wheeler County

30-Feb. 1 Northwest Ag Show, Portland

31 Supermoon, Blue Moon & Total Lunar Eclipse


1 Sherman County Fair Board Meeting 7

3 North Central Livestock Assoc. Social Hour 5 Dinner 6 Grass Valley Pavilion

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

7 Sherman County Court 9

7 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Executive Board Meeting 4

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

13 Sherman County Watershed Council 8

13 Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District Board 8:30

13 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

13 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles


14 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Group 12:30

15 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Board Meeting 10 NORCOR, The Dalles

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

20 Kessler Angus Ranch Bull Sale, Milton-Freewater

21 Sherman County Court 9

24 OSU Small Farm Conference, Corvallis

28 Sherman County Board of Property Tax Appeals 9


1 Sherman County Fair Board Meeting 7

1-4 National Association of Counties Conference, Washington, D.C.

7 Sherman County Court 9

7 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Exec. Board Meeting 4

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