Sherman County eNews #207


  1. Sherman County Emergency Services July Activity Reports

  2. Youth Robotics Training, Information for Parents

  3. Letter to the Editor: Kent Water District Sets the Record Straight

  4. ABC Huskies Child Care Preschool Program Registration

  5. Sherman County Medical Clinic Offers Colon Cancer Screening Kit

  6. Cottonwood Canyon State Park Going Dark for Perseids Meteor Shower, Aug. 11-12

  7. Commentary: 545 vs. 300,000,000 People

  8. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

1. Sherman County Emergency Services July Activity Reports

 ~Shawn Payne, Sherman County Emergency Services

Sherman County Ambulance

July 2018 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
7-05 10:10 AM Medical Alert – Unknown Problem Wasco
7-07 1:59 PM Fall – Unknown Illness Moro
7-09 6:57 AM Motor Vehicle Crash US 97  MP# 35
7-09 1:23 pm Sick Person Wasco
7-12 7:47 PM Allergic Reaction Klondike Elevator
7-13 1:48 AM Male Bleeding from his mouth 3 Rivers Motel in Biggs
7-13 1:23 PM Chest Pain Wasco
7-13 4:51 PM Breathing Problem Dinty’s Motel in Biggs
7-13 8:06 PM Abdominal Pain Grass Valley
7-13 10:29 PM Fall Injury to head and shoulder Pilot in Biggs
7-16 7:00 PM Well Person Check Wasco
7-16 11:42 PM Diabetic Emergency Wasco
7-18 9:42 AM Seizure Wasco
7-18 6:54 PM Difficulty Breathing Wasco
7-19 10:04 PM Burn to Face High School in Moro
7-20 1:00 AM Abdominal Pain Wasco
7-20 2:27 PM Chest Pain Pilot in Biggs
7-22 11:27 AM High Fever & Unresponsive Moro
7-23 1:10 pm Self-Inflicted Gun Shot Wound I-84  MP# 102
7-25 3:39 PM Transport to MCMC Grass Valley
7-27 2:24 PM Person Down – Unknown Wasco City Park
7-27 6:06 PM Motor Vehicle Crash US 97  MP# 1
7-29 7:42 AM Low Potassium Wasco
7-29 3:45 PM Seizures Rufus
7-29 4:20 PM Bee Sting Wasco


Moro Fire Department

July 2018 Activity Report

Date Time Incident Location
7-03 2:05 PM Grass Fire I-84  MP# 104
7-13 4:54 PM Grass Fire 98309 Emigrant Springs Lane
7-16 5:51 PM Combine/Wheat Fire 68779 Van Gilder Lane
7-17 8:30 PM Substation Fire Sherman County
7-18 12:01 AM Substation Fire Sherman County
7-19 11:54 PM Grass Fire Fairview and Monkland
7-19 8:03 AM Substation Fire Sherman County
7-20 5:40 PM Smoke Investigation Fairview & Monkland
7-26 7:21 PM Fire Watch for Longhollow Fire Rory Wilson Ranch
7-27 5:13 PM Grass Fire Hwy 216 & Brown Road

2. Youth Robotics Training, Information for Parents

The new school year is coming quick and brings a new crop of students itching to get their hands on a robot! One of the easiest ways to help youth find their way to a robot is to get involved with FIRST robotics. FIRST is a national program with a sports-like model where students meet as teams over several months to prepare for a competition. There are FIRST programs in the Gorge for students ages 6 to 18.

Parents who have students interested in robotics are encouraged to consider coaching a team. FIRST LEGO League (FLL) for students ages 9 to 14 in particular is a great way to introduce students to robotics. Teams of three to ten students begin meeting as school starts to prepare for one of the Gorge Qualifying Tournaments held Dec 8, 9 and 15. Parent coaches do not need to understand robots or programming; their main duty is helping the students focus and navigating the competition challenges.

Two free trainings are planned to help parents and volunteers serve as FLL coaches. On Aug 20 and 21 the Gorge STEM Hub hosts a free, two-day deeper dive for robotics coaches as part of their STEM Symposium in The Dalles. On Sept 22, the Gorge Tech Alliance (GTA) brings Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach Program to Hood River for a free, one-day coach training.

Additionally, the GTA has free robots and laptops for loan to support teams and can also point teams towards scholarships for school-based teams. Find registration links and more information about robotics in the Gorge at, a service of the GTA.

The GTA’s equipment for loan and support of robotics events is made possible by our regional tech businesses including Google, Insitu and others. The GTA is a non-profit industry association that seeks to support, connect and develop the technology community of the Gorge. Learn more at

3. Letter to the Editor: Kent Water District Sets the Record Straight

To Whom it may concern:

It has been brought to the attention of the Kent Water District’s board members (KWD) that there are some misguided assumptions and uninformed opinions that we are not doing anything about improving the water situation for the town of Kent. To set the record straight, let it be known that we are actively pursuing a thoughtful, concrete plan to improve the current state of water availability for the town’s residents.

In June 2015, two community members created a Kent Community Revitalization Project which included the updating of the town’s water system. When KWD got on board with the project it was presented to the county commissioners in August. The Commissioners suggested there be a water system analysis done and find out the cost to update. In September, Columbia Water Surveying was contacted to test sites around Kent with sonar technology. The results showed no more water than what is currently accessible. KWD also contacted Tenneson Engineering to work up a quote for a water system analysis.

In January 2016 KWD approved a quote and entered into a contract with Tenneson Engineering. The gathering of more data for the analysis didn’t happen until June 2016. KWD was told at that time that the analysis would be finalized in two weeks. With no communication from Tenneson Engineering for four months, KWD agreed to cancel their contract with them and look for another engineer.

In April 2017 All Points Engineering was contacted and supplied a quote and a contract was drawn up and signed. In October KWD received a map detailing existing services and needed to add where new services would be installed.

A proposed plan was emailed and during KWD’s June 2018 meeting it was approved with corrections. Currently KWD will be meeting again in the month of August to assess APE’s comments on the corrections that the board wanted on the proposed plan.

If there are any interested parties wanting more details KWD has minutes from every meeting available upon request.

Respectfully Submitted by:
Elizabeth Mills
Kent Water District

4. ABC Huskies Child Care Preschool Program Registration

ABC Huskies Child Care Preschool Program Registration Now Open!

Start Date: September 10, 2018

Days Offered: Monday – Thursday

Hours: 8:30am – 11:30am

Location: ABC Huskies Child Care
920 Fulton Street
Wasco, OR 97065

Fee: $120/month ($2.50/hr.)
(payable in advance)

ABC Huskies’ preschool program is presented in a small group home setting providing greater individual attention for each child. Our goal is to ensure the beginning of their journey to a lifetime of learning will start off on the right foot.

Before and after school child care is available.

Registration forms available:
Questions: Contact Mika Von Ahn at 541-442-5024;

5. Sherman County Medical Clinic Offers Colon Cancer Screening Kit

Colon cancer risk is equal for men and women, and increases once you hit age 50.  Other risk factors include a family history of colon cancer; eating a diet high in red meat and/or processed meat; obesity and/or an inactive lifestyle; alcohol and smoking. 

Stop by the Sherman County Medical Clinic and pick up a do-it-yourself FIT kit, which is a screening kit that can be done at home that checks for blood in the stool.  Kits are also available at City Hall in Grass Valley, Wasco and Rufus.  This type of screening should be done annually, and costs are usually covered by insurance.  Even without insurance, there are low cost options.  Return your kit to the Clinic to be entered into a drawing for a $50 VISA gift card (6 will be given away). 

Funding for this project is provided in part by the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program, and screenings are promoted and encouraged by the Eastern Oregon Healthy Living Alliance (EOHLA).  Sherman County’s representative to EOHLA is Cindy Brown; Gilliam County is represented by Jennifer Bold; and Wheeler County’s representative is Anne Mitchell. 

6. Cottonwood Canyon State Park Going Dark for Perseids Meteor Shower, Aug. 11-12

StarYellowEvery year the Perseids Meteor Shower dazzles those who care to gaze up at the night sky; this year is no different.

The height of the Perseis’ meteor shower will be the night of August 11th and 12th this year. With an almost new moon, it should be easy to see up to 100 meteors per hour.

Far away from disturbing city lights, and close enough for a weekend trip, Cottonwood Canyon is a popular destination for star gazers. Warm, quiet nights in the desert make for a truly magical experience.

This year, we will be turning out the lights! To better serve those looking for dark skies, we will be turning off all unessential lights within the park over the Perseids peak weekend.

Before arrival, we recommend checking area fire conditions. At times smoke can enter the area making star viewing difficult. As always, any questions can be answered by calling the park at (541) 394-0002.

7. Commentary: 545 vs. 300,000,000 People

-By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash.

The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. (The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.)

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? (John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want.) If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to. [The House has passed a budget but the Senate has not approved a budget in over three years. The President’s proposed budgets have gotten almost unanimous rejections in the Senate in that time.]

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people.

When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.

If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan.

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power.

Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible. They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses. Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees. We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

~Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

8. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

bird.owlFriends of Highway 97 Public Group Facebook

 Sherman County Public Group Facebook

Grass Valley Country Market Facebook

Sherman County Classifieds Closed Group Facebook

Sherman County Sheriff’s Office Facebook

South Valley Fire / Substation Fire Facebook


Sherman County eNews #206






church.family1It has been a long while since I have posted; however, it’s time to start again.

Take Your Stand and Stand Your Ground.

Eph. 6:10-11 says, “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can TAKE YOUR STAND against the devil’s schemes,” and from Hebrews 10:32 – “Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when YOU STOOD YOUR GROUND in a great contest in the face of suffering.”

Fundamental, Conservative, Christianity is under attack as never before in America. And my concerns are not about those who are NOT a part of Christianity who attack, but those from within. Jude 1:4 warns us about them: “For certain men have crept in among you unnoticed….”

These false teachers are bringing with them what apostle Paul characterizes as: “…hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ…” {Col. 2:8}.

The fact is, it is a spiritual matter for each of us to know what we believe and why we believe it, so we can take our stand and stand our ground, for Christ. “Study to show thyself approved….”

MAKE IT a great week.
Jerry Krewson, Pastor, Wasco Church of Christ.

2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)  


CLASSIFIED ADS, NOTICES & NEWS: Please! No posters or flyers. 

CLASSIFIED ADS. 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 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 (anniversaries, achievements, awards, births, birthdays, graduations, weddings, etc.) here. ~The Editor


GRATEFUL. July 21st: I’m sitting in my truck watching our combine run for the first time in days. I’ve had time to gather my exhausted thoughts. As the Substation Fire headed towards our farm the calls started coming in offering help, food, water and trailers to move our animals and texts offering support and prayers. I began to realize how truly lucky Chris & I really are. I’ve also decided it’s time to stop watching the news and remember how many truly wonderful people there are in this world. We are forever grateful for the efforts of our friends and neighbors as we worked together in this battle. Thank you! ~Chris & Carrie Kaseberg 

THANK YOU! The Substation Fire. A bit past our fire-fighting years, we are so grateful for everyone who expressed concern and offered help and for the one who insisted upon our evacuation (however briefly) during this fire as it raced toward our families, crops and homes. We thank our family members, neighbors, farmers, friends and rural fire district volunteers who braved extremely dangerous conditions with grit and determination, shovels, tractors, trucks and water tanks. We’re grateful for road department personnel and equipment, local and state law enforcement officers, local officials, and state and federal fire-fighting teams and officials… and people helping people in so many ways! ~Larry and Sherry Kaseberg

THANK YOU! Thank you firefighters and neighbors for your amazing job of saving homes and crops during Substation fire. YOU ROCK. ~Kenton Mathewson & Nancy Allen

A huge THANK YOU to all our farmer friends, neighbors and families as well as fire fighters who saved our house and other structures @ Wingate Ranch where Zach Blaylock lives! Some of the pictures and videos, we saw, fighting our North Field, were incredible “life threatening” chances like two of Brandon Welk in his tractor! We were so happy no one was injured! ~B & B Operations, Orville, Shirley, Keith and Zach. ~Landlords, Barbara Kaseberg Riper, children, John, Kevin Riper and families.

THANK YOU, SHERMAN COUNTY FAIR BOARD, Bryce Coelsch, Shandie Johnson, Bert Perisho, Rick Jauken Jr., Tom Rolfe & Amanada Whitman, and OSU EXTENSION 4-H, and FFA and 4-H LEADERS for planning and bringing us the 109th Sherman County Fair! ~Larry and Sherry Kaseberg

THANK YOU, SHERMAN COUNTY FAIR BOOK SPONSORS: C.H. Urness Motor Co., Grand Central Travel Center, Linda’s Restaurant, Subway, Food Mart, Lean To Café/Goosepit Saloon, The Optimist Printers, Sherman County Medical Clinic, Tire Factory, Dinty’s Market & Deli, Devco Mechanical, Bank of Eastern Oregon, State Farm Insurance, Ray Schultens Motors, Mid Columbia Producers, Inc., Rufus Family Market & Deli, Gorge Outfitters Supply, H2O Oregon, Windermere Real Estate, Bob’s Texas T-Bone Restaurant, Wasco Electric Cooperative, Pepsi, Griffith Motors & Cousins Country Inn. 

CONGRATULATIONS, SHERMAN COUNTY ROAD CREW, Sherman County Fair Grand Marshals! The Road Crew of Eight has well-maintained and safe 134 miles of pavement, 295 miles of gravel and 55 miles of dirt roads for residential and field access. Kudos to a job well done!

CONGRATULATIONS, SHERMAN COUNTY FAIR QUEEN SHELBY! Thanks for representing Sherman County at summer rodeos and parades!

THANK YOU! The list of people to thank is longer than my arm. If I had to point to one person, Zack Blalock saved our house.  Thank you!! To all, Thank You. ~The McLeods

THANK YOU! A huge THANK YOU to all the friends, neighbors, and many, many firefighters (both local and from all over Oregon) who monitored the situation on Gordon Ridge and were able to save structures and wheat fields.  Someone plowed our field on the corner by the Quonset hut.  Thank you!  All your hard work also helped to save Mark and Dee’s home.  That means a lot to us as well.  It is a blessing to live here.  ~Mary and Bo Macnab

APPRECIATION TO THE FIREFIGHTERS. Once again, we must thank so many, Friends and Neighbors who stopped their harvest to fight fire and, of course, all of the Fire Departments and personnel. It was only through your perseverance (throughout the night) that kept our homes and crops safe. We are so grateful and appreciative for your time and equipment for extremely dangerous, hard work. To the general public we call upon your support to help prevent fires that happen much too often, endangering many lives. Thank you! ~McKinney Ranch, Jean & Mac, Bryan & Kim 

THANK YOU! We wish to express our sincere thanks to the many who assisted in defending our property near the Deschutes River from the fire on Wednesday, July 18. The efforts of local and out of area fire departments, farmers, friends, neighbors, local residents, and the dedicated work of those who provided tractors and equipment to help fight this fire in extremely dangerous conditions made it possible for all the buildings on our property to be saved. Words cannot describe our gratitude for all the expressions of concern and encouragement, along with the incredible outpouring of prayer for us and all others affected by this event. May God bless you all. ~Ron & Jenine McDermid 

THANK YOU! Two simple words that mean so very much! Dwight and I want to thank our family, friends, and neighbors, as well as all the firefighters who helped fight, not only our harvest fire, but also the fire that threatened Sherman County. A big thank you to everyone who worked so tirelessly throughout the day and night to keep our home safe. When something like this happens we truly see the definition of “Community” in action. Again, we want to express our heartfelt appreciation. ~Dwight and Charmayn Alley

THANK YOU! Sherman County Court would like to give our sincerest thank you to all of those who helped keep our beloved Community and County safe during the wildfire that swept through our lands during the past week. To the Fire Departments, firefighters, farmers, locals, and other agencies who banded together during this time of crisis, words cannot fully express the gratitude from the Community and County for the time, effort, dedication, equipment use, and resources it took to keep us all safe throughout the dangerous conditions set before you. The swift coordination and organization by all parties involved as you jumped into action, was appreciated and will not be forgotten. Our deepest sympathy goes out to those who are suffering various magnitudes of loss during this time.




VOLUNTEER AT THE SHERMAN COUNTY FAIR! Send a message through 8/19

CELEBRATE SHERMAN COUNTY with your Sherman County fair entries! Anyone can enter… just about anything… on Wednesday, August 22 & 23! Get your Sherman County Fair Premium Book at a post office or business near you! Check out and for details! 8/19

SHERMAN COUNTY FAIR PIE CONTEST. County residents only. Any flavor. Judged by fair board members on appearance and taste. 1st $50, 2nd $25. 8/19 

TABLE DECORATING CONTEST! Volunteer to set up a complete table at the Sherman County fair! Choose a theme: Holiday, Fair Theme, Kids Theme, Wild West of Fancy/Elegant. Cash prize 1st & 2nd. See 

FLOWER CONTEST! Decorate the fairgrounds with an old chair or wheelbarrow and add your own pretty flowers for the 6th annual competition at the Sherman County Fair. Enter on Wednesday, August 22nd! Cash prizes. See 

DALE COLES CLASSIC CAR SHOW! Entertain us with your classic car at the Sherman County Fairgrounds, check-in at 3:30 on Wednesday, August 22nd. BBQ at 5. Awards 5:10 p.m., followed by 4-H Style Show. 8/19

DOWN ON THE FARM CHORE COURSE! Contestants volunteer to be the entertainment at the Sherman County Fair! Thursday, August 23, is the correct date! See 8/19


DISTRICT MANAGER. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED for a full time District Manager at the Sherman County Soil and Water Conservation District in Moro, Oregon. Benefits included, pay DOE. Duties include providing leadership for and manage the day to day operations of the district, which includes administration; risk management; personnel management and supervision; overseeing financial management and budgeting; grants management; conservation operations; contracting; and the development, updating, and implementation of the Districts’ annual plan of work, long range plan, and business plan. Send cover letter and resume to Sherman County SWCD, 302 Scott Street, Moro, Oregon 97039, or email For more information call (541) 565-3216. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Full job description and application instructions can be found at The SWCD is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. 8/19

WATERSHED COORDINATOR. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED for a part time Watershed Coordinator at the Sherman County Soil and Water Conservation District in Moro, Oregon. Benefits include, pay DOE. Duties include coordinate and administer Sherman County Area Watershed Council, organize Council meetings, write and edit documents/grants and coordinate projects on behalf of the watershed councils and provide public outreach and education. Send cover letter and resume to Sherman County SWCD, 302 Scott Street, Moro, Oregon 97039, or email For more information call (541) 565-3216. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Full job description and application instructions can be found at The SWCD is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. 

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS. Mid-Columbia Bus Company needs school bus drivers. No experience necessary. Paid training. 401K. Hiring bonuses up to $350. Flexible hours. Holidays off. Please call today: 541-442-5723.


LOTS IN WASCO. Sherman County owns lots #11 – 01N1704CB, 1210 and #12 – 01N1704CB, 1211 within the Asher Subdivision located in the City of Wasco, (between Highway 97 and Church Street) which are currently for sale. Lots are side by side and are 10,000 square feet/ 0.23 acres in size. Purchase price per lot will follow current market value and be negotiated by the Sherman County Judge. If interested please contact the Office of the County Court at 541-565-3416;; 500 Court Street, Moro OR 97029. 8/19

ONE-OF-A-KIND HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE, FURNITURE REFINISHING & REPAIR: Considerately Handcrafted one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor furniture and gifts created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels, old barn wood and other local reclaimed materials. Special orders available.  Furniture repair and refinishing. ~The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | 541-993-4282 | 8/31

MORO PROPERTY. NEW PRICE OF $44,900.00 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. RMLS# 17410095. Contact 9/28 


* It is a beautiful new house built in 2018, located in Gorge Vista Development. Enjoy this home with all the surrounding view of the Columbia River Gorge. It has an open living room plan for your comfort.
* It has 3 bedrooms located upstairs. The master bedroom has its own bathroom, while the other two rooms share one bath.
* Take advantage of this opportunity, if you love the river, the trails and fishing, this house could be a good option.
* This house comes fully furnished. The price is $1600 per month, utilities included.
* For more information, call this number: 541-340-1773.  8/10


SHERMAN COUNTY FAIR! No gate admission or parking fee. Enter your baked goods, barley, beer, ceramics, chickens, a collection, crocheting, dried fruits or herbs, ducks, flowers, hay, home canning, house plants, knitting, leathercraft, macramé, needlework, painting, photographs, sewing, soap, vegetables, wheat or wine. Come to see your family, old friends and new ones, exhibits and entertainment! [An exception: Tickets for the Challenge of Champions Bull Riding $15, pre-sale $12.] 8/19


 LOOKING FOR HELP WITH THOSE END OF SUMMER PROJECTS? LOCAL HANDYMAN, GENERAL CONTRACTOR & EQUIPMENT OPERATOR. Large and small projects, indoors or out. Furniture repair & refinishing. Please call Kevin – 541-993-4282 | KCK, Inc. | Licensed, bonded and insured. CCB #135768. References available. 8/31

 LEAN-TO CAFÉ: CATERING, FULL-SERVICE DELI, BREAKFAST UNTIL 11, DAILY SPECIALS. Sandwiches, Burgers, Salads, Chicken Strips. 541-442-5709 Historic Downtown Wasco 8/31




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 8/24

3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)


1-31 Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families – Sherman Historical Museum

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Abbey Phelps, Knitting, Fiber Arts

3 Jawbone Flats Concert 6:30 & Artisans’ Market 4-7, Condon City Park

3 Movie Nights 8:30 Bring your chairs to Moro City Hall parking lot.

3 Street Dance in Moro 5-10

4 Class: Learn to Love Your Sewing Machine 10-12 Wasco School Events Center

4 Maryhill Museum Library Storytime 11

4 Plein Air Reception 5-7 Maryhill Museum of Art

4 Music & Movement for ages 0 to 6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

4 Sherman County Public/School Library: Signs for Kids Just in Time for Fair 11

4 Art Walk in Moro: Wool Spinners & Quilts

4 East-West Shrine All-Star Football Game, Baker City

4-5 Shaniko Days

6 Grass Valley City Council 7

6-10 Sherman County Summer Drama Day Camp

7 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

7 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

7 Vietnam War Began 1964

7 Moro City Council 7

7-10 Baker County Fair, Baker City

7-11 Umatilla County Fair, Hermiston

8 Sherman County Community & Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30

8 Rufus City Council 7

8-11 Crook County Fair, Prineville

8-11 Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo, Grandview

8-12 Wheeler County Fair & Rodeo, Fossil

9 Sherman County Public/School Library Movie Night 6 My Little Pony

10 Community Renewable Energy Association Board Meeting 10-1

11 Sherman County Public/School Library: Signs for Kids Just in Time for Fair 11

11 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Helicopters

11-12 Equine Mania, LLC Advanced Cattle Sorting Clinic, Wasco, Oregon

14 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

14 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

16 Sherman County Public/School Library Young Adult Night 6-8

17 Sherman County Fair Cattle Sorting 7 Fairgrounds

17-18 Sherman Class of ’68 Reunion

18 Maryhill Museum Library Storytime 11

20 Eastern Oregon Regional Tourism Gathering 10-3 Silvies Valley Ranch

20 Sherman County Fair 4-H Horse Showmanship, Equitation & Gaming 10

21 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

21 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

21 Wasco City Council 7

21-26 Sherman County Fair & Rodeo, Moro

22 Dale Coles Classic Car Show 3:30, BBQ 5, Car Show Awards, 4-H Style Show

23 Sherman County Fair Poultry, Rabbit Market & Showmanship 8

23 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Swine Market Judging 10-11

23 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Sheep Market Judging 11-12

23 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Goat Market Judging 12:30-2

23 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Beef Market Judging 2-3:30

23 Sherman County Fair Down on the Farm Chore Contest 7 Arena

23 Sherman County Public/School Library Movie Night 6 Pacific Rim Uprising

23-26 Wasco County Fair, Tygh Valley

23-26 Klickitat County Fair and Rodeo, Goldendale, Washington

24 Sherman County Fair 4-H Home Economics Contests 8 4-H Pavilion

24 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Swine Showmanship 8-9

24 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Goat Showmanship 9:15

24 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Sheep Showmanship 11-12

24 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Beef Showmanship 12:15-1:30

24 Sherman High School Football & Volleyball Games 2-5

24 Sherman County Fair Intros & CCT Bull Riding 7:15-9 $$

24-26 Art in the High Desert, Bend, Oregon

25 Sherman County Fair Parade at the Fairgrounds 8:30 a.m.

25 Sherman County Fair Horse & Kids’ Games 9:30-12

25 Sherman County Fair Queen’s Reception 10

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H Grand Champion All-around Showmanship 12:30

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Awards following all-around showmanship

25 Sherman County Fair 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale 3-4

25 Sherman County Fair FFA Annual BBQ 5:30

25 Sherman County Fair Demo Derby 7:30

25 Sherman County Fair Dance with Countryfied 9:30-1

26 Sherman County Fair Cowboy Church with Susie McEntire 10:30 Main Grandstand

27 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 11

28 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

28 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

31 Movie Nights 8:30 Bring your chairs to Moro City Hall parking lot

31-Sept.2 Maryhill Windwalk: Gravity Games – Historic Maryhill Loops

31-Sept 3 Sumpter Flea Market, Sumpter, Oregon


1 Art Walk in Moro

1 Sherman County Mobile Farmers’ Market 10-1 Main Street in Moro

1 Sherman County Mobile Farmers’ Market 2-4 RR Depot in Wasco

1 Street Dance in Moro 5-10

1 Maryhill Museum Library Storytime 11

1 Tango at Maryhill Museum 6-9

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

1-30 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Photographs John Day Dam, 50 years Ago

2 V-J Day WW II Japanese Surrender 1945

3 Labor Day

4 Sherman County School Classes Resume

4 Sherman County Court 9

4 Moro City Council 7

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

6 Sherman County Fair Board 7

7 Sherman County Courthouse Dedication 11

8 Maryhill Museum’s Annual Benefit Auction, Paradise Rose Dinner

8-9 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Hood River Fly-In

9 Grandparents Day. Free Admission at Sherman County Historical Museum 10-5

11 Patriot Day & National Day of Service & Remembrance

11 North Central Public Health District Board of Directors Meeting 2

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

12 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Committee 12:30

12 Rufus City Council 7

14 Community Renewable Energy Association Board Meeting 10-1

15 Maryhill Museum Library Storytime 11

18 Cottonwood Experience Center Ribbon Cutting

18 Wasco City Council 7 City Hall

22 Smithsonian Museum Day Live at Maryhill Museum tickets at

22 “Back to School” Night Fund Raiser for the Wasco School Events Center

22 Romanian Cultural Festival at Maryhill Museum 10-5

23 Autumn Begins

24 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10

28 Association of Oregon Counties District 3 – Wasco County

29 Tango at Maryhill Museum 6-9