Sherman County eNews #97




1. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)


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THANK YOU, DANEE RANKIN! Well done! Best wishes! ~Sherry Kaseberg 

CONGRATULATIONS & THANK YOU, DARLA SEALE! Your wonderful customer service and commitment to the frontier rural counties is appreciated! ~Larry and Sherry

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VOLUNTEER! To all in Sherman County who volunteer on any level for any task, my most sincere thanks for what you do! Each day I am witness to the people of Sherman County performing selfless acts to help others. Many of these tasks are thankless, time consuming and inconvenient. We are blessed by your presence in our community. Your selfless actions make our county safer, healthier, better educated, more secure and more enjoyable. Time is our most valuable commodity it seems. Each of you who are willingly giving “us” your time and efforts are priceless. Please know that I appreciate you more than you could possibly know. Thank you for what you do. ~Solomon Jacobsen

Appreciation can make a day – even change a life.

Your willingness to put it into words

is all that is necessary.

~ Margaret Cousins




TRACK & FIELD EVENTS. Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members, Track and Field season is upon us once again. Sherman County High School Track and Field team will be hosting the annual Sherman County Invitational home meet on April 28, 2018 in Moro. Field events will start at 11:00 AM and Track events will begin at 1:00 PM. We are looking for parents, guardians, and community members to help us out once again by volunteering to run events throughout the day. Volunteer duties range from running the clipboard at a field event to measuring competitor’s jumps/throws.

It truly takes a whole community to run a track meet and we are grateful to have such a supporting community. The support from parents and community members in running this meet has been great over the years and we hope to continue the tradition this year. It takes a minimum of 30 volunteers to run our meet smoothly & efficiently. If you are willing to volunteer your time and assist with the meet, please contact the school. The more volunteers we have, the easier/quicker events will go, and we can rotate volunteers out so they can go watch their athletes compete.

Volunteers are needed for these events: Javelin (2-3), Shot Put (2-3), Discus (2-3), Boys Long & Triple Jump (2-3), Girls Long & Triple Jump (2-3), and Pole Vault (3).

As a way to give back and thank our volunteers, I will be ordering each volunteer a Sherman Invitational T-Shirt to wear on the meet day while they are assisting with the events. Please email your shirt size so I can get these ordered ASAP. If you are interested in volunteering your time please contact Audrey Rooney at 541-565-3500 or Please signify the event you are interested in volunteering for and your shirt size. It is my hope to get the T-shirts ordered by April 13th. Thank you in advance for your support,
~Carrie Somnis, Head Track Coach
Sherman County High School  4/27 

SHERMAN COUNTY MUSEUM HOSTS. We welcome new volunteer Museum Hosts to our Team! Hosts greet Museum visitors at our national-award-winning Museum and provide brochures and travel guides. Choose to volunteer one day a month or more. Hosts serve in teams of two, take a sack lunch and enjoy meeting local folks and the traveling public. Host Orientation is offered on April 23, a choice of the 1 o’clock or 6 o’clock sessions at the Museum. The Museum at 200 Dewey Street in Moro will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1st through October 31st. For more information, please call 541-565-3232. ~Patti Fields, Director 4/27


 RV PARK CAMP HOST. See The Times-Journal.


HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE, NOVELTY GIFTS & FURNITURE REPAIR & REFINISHING. Considerately Handcrafted furniture and novelty gifts created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels and other reclaimed materials.  Special orders available.  Furniture repair and refinishing. ~The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | 541-993-4282 |  4/27

LAND. RMLS# 17410095. A chance to own 1.5 acres close to Moro but in the country. 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. Call Tiffany Hillman with Dryside Property @ 541-993-7006 5/1




THE LEAN-TO CAFÉ DAILY SPECIALS. Tuesday Classic Hamburgers. Wednesday Soft Tacos. Thursday Chicken Fried Steak w/mashed potatoes & gravy. Friday Clam Chowder. 541-442-5709 in Historic Downtown Wasco. 4/27

READY FOR HELP WITH THOSE SPRING PROJECTS?  Local Handyman/General Contractor/Equipment Operator.  Large and small projects. Indoors or Out. Please call Kevin – 541-993-4282 | KCK, Inc. | Licensed, bonded and insured. CCB #135768. References available. 4/27 




LOCAL HOST FAMILIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENTS. Non-profit ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few. ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience. The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests. To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to to begin your host family application. Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today! ASSE INTERNATIONAL (FORMERLY AMERICAN SCANDINAVIAN STUDENT EXCHANGE) IS A NON-PROFIT, PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANIZATION.  ASSE IS OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED AS AN EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, WAS FOUNDED BY THE SWEDISH MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, COOPERATES WITH THE CANADIAN PROVINCIAL MINISTRIES OF EDUCATION, and the NEW ZEALAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

2. CALENDAR (new or corrected)


1-30 National Distracted Driving Month

1-30 Sexual Assault Awareness month

1-30 National Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Month

14 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Speedsters & Racers

14-15 Shaniko’s Hoot, Hollar & Sing 541-489-3263 Shaniko, Oregon

15? TBA Sod Laying Volunteers at Sherman County School Ball Field TBA

16 Retirement Celebration for Wasco Librarian Danee Rankin 1-3 Wasco City Hall

16 City of Moro Special Meeting 7

17 Income Tax Day

17 Unit 20, Oregon Retired Educators Meeting 12 The Riv, The Dalles

18 Sherman County Court 9

18 WWII Camp Rufus Sign Dedication 11 Sherman County Historical Museum

19 Gilliam County Historical Society Monthly Meeting 3:30

19 Sherman Co. Court Work Session Repowering/Renewable Energy 10-2 Burnet Bldg.

19 Forum for Sherman County Judge Candidates 7 Wasco School Events Center

20 Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting 10 Gilliam County Courthouse

20? TBA Sod Laying Volunteers at Sherman County School Ball Field TBA

20 Bingo Night 6 Grass Valley Pavilion

20 First Baptist Church of Grass Valley Spring Fling with Liberty Gospel Quartet 6

20-22 Gorge Artists Open Studio

21 Super Women/Sidekick Sons Dinner and Dance 5 Wasco School Events Center

21-22 Blossom Craft & Quilt Show 10-5 Hood River County Fairgrounds, Odell

22 Earth Day

23 Volunteer Hosts’ Training 1 & 6 o’clock Sherman County Historical Museum

23 Networking: Museums of the Gorge 10 Maryhill Museum of Art

23 Sherman County Photography Club 6 OSU Extension Office…everyone welcome!

23 Frontier Regional 911 Agency Board Meeting 2

23-24 Sherman County Budget Committee 8

25 Tri-County Court Meeting 10 Condon

26 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Budget Committee 10

26 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Budget10 Board Meeting to Follow

26 Sherman County Book Club 6 Sherman Public/School Library

26-May 6 Washington Apple Festival – Wenatchee

27 Arbor Day – Plant a tree!

27-29 39th Annual Cherry Festival – The Dalles

28 Cherry Festival Parade 10 The Dalles

28 Agriculture Job Fair 12-6 Cherry Festival, The Dalles

28 Sherman County School Invitational Track & Field Meet

28-29 Oregon Ag Fest, Salem

29 Agriculture Job Fair 10-4 Cherry Festival, The Dalles

29 From This Day Forward: Wedding Exhibit, Free Open House Preview 1-4 Sherman Historical Museum

29-May 1 Oregon Cattlemen’s Mid-Year Conference 503-361-8941 Sunriver


1 Sherman County Historical Museum Opens for the Season 10-5 daily

1-30 Sherman Co. Historical Museum Artist Series: Sherman Elementary School Students

2 Gilliam County Museum Complex Opens for the Season

2 Sherman County Court 9

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

3 National Day of Prayer

3 Sherman County Fair Board 7

3 All County Prayer Meeting, Kent Baptist church (Thursday, National Day of Prayer) Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

4 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Budget Meeting 10 NORCOR

5 County-wide Clean-up Day

5 Art Walk in Moro

5 Wasco County Pioneers’ Annual Reunion | Fort Dalles Readiness Center

7 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10-1 Rufus

8 Sherman County Watershed Council 8

8 Sherman Soil & Water Conservation District Board 8:30

8 Tri-County Mental Health Board of Directors 11-2 The Dalles

8 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

8 V-E Day Declared 1945

9 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory 12:30

10 Sherman Health District Budget Committee Meeting 6

12 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Popular Postwar Cars

13 Mother’s Day

13 Mother’s Day Free Admission for Mother’s at Sherman County Historical Museum


15 Wheat College, Pasco, Washington

15 Wasco County Crop Tour

16 Sherman County Crop Tour

16 Sherman County Court 9

18 Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting 10 Fossil

19 Armed Forces Day

20 Oregon Tradeswomen’s Fair

24 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Budget Meeting 10 NORCOR

28 Memorial Day (observed)

28 Memorial Day Celebration & Parade in Wasco

28-31 Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families – Sherman Historical Museum

29 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 11

30 Memorial Day 


1-30 Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families – Sherman Historical Museum

1-30 Sherman Co. Historical Museum Artist Series: Sherman County Photography Club

2 Art Walk in Moro

2 Cascade Singers’ Spring Concert

4 Cascade Singers’ Spring Concert

6 All County Prayer Meeting, Wasco Methodist Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

7 Sherman County Fair Board 7

9 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Steam Cars, Hit & Miss Engines

9 Rose Festival Parade, Portland

12 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2

12 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

12 Experiment Station Field Day, Pendleton

13 Experiment Station Field Day, Moro

13 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Committee Meeting 12:30

14 Flag Day

15 The June Bugs Concert 6:30 & Artisans’ Market 4-7, Condon City Park

16-17 A-Town Throwdown: Kite, SUP & Windsurf Competition, Arlington

17 Father’s Day

17 Father’s Day Free Admission at Sherman County Historical Museum 10-5

25 Korean War Began 1950

29 Home Run Derby, Condon

30-July 1 Harvester’s Classic Coed Soft Ball Tournament, Condon