Sherman County eNews #175


  1. City of Moro Councilor Vacancy, Immediate Opening

  2. What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library

  3. Mark Your Calendar: Wasco School Events Center “Back to School” Night, Sept. 22

  4. Wasco County Historical Society’s Summer Programs

  5. One More Piece of Advice

  6. Goldendale American Legion Little League Benefit Breakfast, July 8

  7. College partners in workforce training services

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

 1. City of Moro Councilor Vacancy, Immediate Opening


The City of Moro is seeking a city resident to fill a vacancy on the Moro City Council. This term would run from appointment date, until January 1, 2021.

Persons serving on the City Council must be able to attend all council meetings (First Tuesday of each month, at 07:00 pm at City Hall, unless excused) and yearly budget meetings.

Persons serving on the City Council must have been a resident of Moro for the last 12 months.

Anyone interested in the above position should send a letter of interest to:

City of Moro, P.O. Box 231, Moro, OR 97039 by Monday July 16, 2018.

This is an appointed position by the City Council.

If you have any questions, contact: Erik Glover, City Administrator, via phone, 541-565-3535 or via email,

2. What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library.

Logo.ShermanPub.School.Library2017The Library is open Summer Hours -11am-7pm Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-4pm Saturday

Community Preschool Storytime – Every Tuesday at 10am
Join us for Preschool Storytime and crafts. Ages 0-6.

Hogwarts Mystery Night
Join us for an evening of witchcraft and wizardry. Make your own wand! Enjoy snacks from Honeydukes. A prize will be awarded for the best costume and we will have drawings for other prizes.
Open to all jr/sr high students.

Movie Night – 6:00pm
Rated PG
Run Time 1hr 49 min
In this gorgeous animated adventure, a boy named Miguel dreams of becoming a famous guitar player, despite the misgivings of his close-knit family. When his ambitions cause him to run afoul of a curse, he must journey into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors.

3. Mark Your Calendar: Wasco School Events Center “Back to School” Night, Sept. 22

Mark your calendar for the “Back to School” Night fund raiser for the Wasco School Events Center on Saturday, September 22, 2018. A fun evening is planned and will include a social hour followed by a prime rib dinner, a silent auction with items from A through Z, entertainment, raffle for a grand prize item, tours of the building and dedication of the Leland Schwendel Auditorium. More details to follow and tickets will go on sale in August.

4. Wasco County Historical Society’s Summer Programs

You are invited! Free events; donations welcome; refreshments available.

“The Rajneeshees in Wasco County”

      Presented by Art Labrousse, retired Wasco County Sheriff

      July 7th, 11:00 a.m., Rorick House, 300 W. 13th St., The Dalles

“From Pioneer Drugstore to Community Icon: The Waldron Brothers’ Drugstore”

      Presented by Eric Gleason, archaeologist

      *Rescheduled to July 21st, 11:00 a.m., The Wing Hong Hai Building, aka the Chinese Bldg., 210 E. 1st St., The Dalles (east of the Baldwin Saloon); an informational meeting on the Waldron/Ginchell Bldg. including its history & old photos.

 “Celilo Village , Past & Present”

      Presented by Jean Vercouteren

      July 28th, 11:00 a.m., Rorick House, 300 W. 13th St., The Dalles

 “The Grange Organization”

      Presented by Lois Root, Carol Root Seeber, and Marilyn Wilson

      Aug. 18th, 11:00 a.m., Rorick House., 300 W. 13th St., The Dalles

“The Town built and sold by Orlando Humason”

      Presented by John Brookhouse

      Aug. 25th, 11:00 a.m., Rorick House, 300 W. 13th St., The Dalles.

Free events; donations welcome; refreshments available.

5. One More Piece of Advice

Everywhere you look, it seems that someone is offering advice on how to make your marriage happier, your friendships closer, and your love connections stronger. Television and radio talk shows are loaded with advice. Even your sister-in-law has advice…or your mother-in-law, cousins, the bartender at the local watering hole, and the guy at the bus stop.

Here is what may be the single most valuable piece of advice you will ever receive about how to build and sustain good, close, lasting relationships. And it’s not just for family members and close friends; it applies to the workplace as well. Are you ready?

Here it is: Learn to stop blaming and finding fault with others. It doesn’t matter how much you may believe you are in the right. The fact is, blaming and fault-finding create resentment, hostility, and withdrawal.

Blaming, name-calling, pointing a finger at someone else – none of these are helpful unless we are trying to deflect the blame from ourselves. But as a wise one once said, when we point the finger at others, remember that three other fingers are pointing back at ourselves. In the end, all we do is destroy any possibility of trust in us, in what we say, do, and who we are.

When you stop blaming and finding fault, you create an atmosphere of openness, and the focus shifts from what is wrong to what it will look like when it is fixed. Practice making clear, honest statements of your needs and the changes you’d like. Clarity drives moving forward, even if it’s a little painful, at first.

Show why the thing you want is mutually desirable. Paint a vivid picture of the benefits of change and keep that picture alive in words and thoughts. Reward positive efforts toward change with lots of praise and approval. Remember, people move in the direction of praise, while criticism usually doesn’t produce much movement at all, except away from the critic.

This is Leadership 101. Try giving up on blaming others, take accountability for yourself, your words and your actions, and see how your relationships improve. ~The Pacific Institute 

6. Goldendale American Legion Little League Benefit Breakfast, July 8

boySunday, July 8th   2018

8:00 am to 10:30 am

Dollar Menu:

1    Pancake            $1.00

1    Egg                 $1.00

1    Ham Slice          $1.00

1    Sausage Patty     $1.00

1   Biscuit w/Gravy   $2.00

Hash Browns            $1.00

Coffee                    $1.00

Orange Juice            $1.00

Milk                      $1.00. 

 7. College partners in workforce training services

Columbia Gorge Community College has assumed operations of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult/Dislocated Worker program, joining the WIOA Youth program CGCC began managing in 2017.  These programs were previously administered by Mid-Columbia Council of Governments and are contracted through the East Cascades Workforce Investment Board.

The on-campus CGCC Youth Success program provides individuals 16-24 years old with GED preparation, career planning, mentoring, paid work experiences with area businesses, and more. 

The WIOA Adult/Dislocated Worker program is a partnership with WorkSource Oregon.  CGCC’s Career Advisors are available onsite at WorkSource The Dalles and Worksource Hood River (located on the Indian Creek Campus).  At both centers, experienced staff assist job seekers with career guidance and skill development.  Free workshops include resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, computer skills, and networking.  In addition, the WIOA Adult/Dislocated Worker program can provide local employers with On-the-Job Training assistance to offset the costs of training a new hire.

“Community colleges are crucial partners in the workforce development system,” notes Lori Ufford, Chief Academic Officer at CGCC.  “We couldn’t be more pleased to be offering these new programs to our communities.”

The WIOA service region encompasses Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman, Wasco, and Wheeler counties.  Contact WorkSource The Dalles, (541) 296-5345, or WorkSource Hood River, (541) 386-6300, for more information.  The Youth Success program can be reached at (541) 506-6042.