Sherman County eNews #235






church.family1Take Your Stand

After a long hiatus it is time for me to return to Spiritual Matters. As many of you know from the past, I am very opinionated, and pretty straightforward. However, I will try and keep to the spirit that Sherry desires; a little grace and mercy, sprinkled with gentleness. But be it known, I do come from a biblical, conservative, fundamental point of view, and just believing what I believe will offend some, because to have a difference of opinion or different philosophy, to some, in this day and age is to offend them. However, I am NEVER offended with someone disagreeing with me, though I may debate you tooth and nail.

Since I have used up much of my word limit, I will just hit on this point, briefly.

Apostle Paul write: Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. And he writes in Ephesians and Hebrews: Put on the full armor of God so that you can TAKE YOUR STAND against the devil’s schemes….***** Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when YOU STOOD YOUR GROUND….

My Christian friends, there is an attack upon our faith and the teachings of the Bible as never before in America, but that is nothing new. Paul tells the Galatians: “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel, which is really no gospel at all.”

Brothers and sisters, Paul doesn’t warn us without cause. If the Galatians could so quickly desert, just maybe we can too. We need to examine ourselves to see if we are slowly being taken captive——then pray for courage and boldness to continue to take our stand and stand our ground for Christ.

Jerry Krewson, Pastor

Wasco Church of Christ

church.family1Anxiety, Depression & Suicide Prevention

I recently saw an interview with an NBA player who had suddenly left the court and the game as the result of an extreme anxiety attack. He went through two years of healing before deciding to make his story public in the hopes of helping others. Then two weeks ago the suicide of a pastor in California brought widespread attention to the issue of depression. Seeing the coverage brought me back to a particularly troubling time in my life as a teen and to a poem that I wrote in the midst when I had no answer for the struggle.

Clutching, grasping trying to find that everlasting peace of mind.
Thinking, groping always hoping there to find
That everlasting peace of mind.
Giving, taking, flying free. Never catching you or me.
In one ear; out the other, there to find always another
Of that kind of [n]everlasting peace of mind.

My struggle was significantly resolved when I was shown that my help and my hope was not found in my performance but in my perception. Prior I assumed that one would lead to the other, but it only resulted in increased striving and anxiety. Then one day I was introduced to God through Psalm 139 who knows absolutely everything about me, including my greatest fears and failures. I was told that He through His Son would totally accept and approve of me. In Christ I was made at peace with God and I learned that I could then live in peace before God, with myself and with others.

There are many reasons that people struggle so intensely. Anxiety and depression are very real, and they can become very debilitating, but there is hope and help. Please don’t fight the battle alone. Get connected with others, and if you or anyone else is struggling, the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-TALK (8255) is a potentially life-saving resource.

Joe Burgess
Pastor, First Baptist Grass Valley

2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)

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thankyou.guyTHANK YOU to everyone who came and fought fire on the Decker property a few weeks ago. There is nothing like Sherman County friends and neighbors who come to help in time of need. ~Decker and Holmes Family



SHERMAN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM STORE. Jane Kirkpatrick’s new book, “Everything She Didn’t Say,” released on Tuesday 9/4/2018, is now available at the Sherman County Historical Museum Store for $15.99. Museum Members receive a 10% discount. Museum Hours 10-5, May 1st -October 31st. 9/21 

WASCO SCHOOL EVENTS CENTER PRIME RIB DINNER & SILENT AUCTION. Who doesn’t like a good prime rib dinner, complete with appetizers, salad, cheesy potatoes, green beans, homemade rolls, dessert, and wine and beer?    Add a silent auction with items from A-Z, and you’ve got an evening not to be missed!    Mark September 22 on your calendar, get your tickets, and plan to attend the Wasco School Events Center Back to School Night.   Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased at WSEC Tuesdays thru Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or at Wasco City Hall during business hours. No tickets will be sold at the door. 9/21

WASCO SCHOOL EVENTS CENTER: WIN THREE NIGHTS AT A WALLOWA LAKE HOME.  Raffle tickets for three nights at a Wallowa Lake home are for sale at the Wasco School Events Center office and at Wasco City Hall.  They can be purchased from WSEC Board members Gail Macnab, Jessie Fuhrer and Linda Krafsic. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Proceeds will benefit the WSEC.  Drawing will be held September 22 at the WSEC Back to School Night fund raiser, and you need not be present to win. 9/21


“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” — Unknown 



NEW BOOK, JUST RELEASED! Jane Kirkpatrick’s new book, “Everything She Didn’t Say,” released on Tuesday 9/4/2018, is now available at the Sherman County Historical Museum Store for $15.99. Museum Members receive a 10% discount. Museum Hours 10-5, May 1st -October 31st.

COME SEE US AT THE HOOD RIVER HARVEST BAZAAR OCTOBER 12-14:  One of a kind handcrafted furniture and gifts: 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 | 10/12 

HOME. Home for sale in Wasco, 700 Pemberton St., 3 bed – 1 1/2 bath, Full basement (about 1/3rd of it is finished), Spacious living room / dining room, Wonderful neighborhood, Close to the local School. Just minutes away from The John Day, Deschutes and Columbia Rivers! This house has had a lot of work done to it in the last couple of years. There is a diesel furnace that works great and a new pellet stove installed last winter. The stove was installed in compliance w/ local building codes and passed inspection. The house sits on a double city (corner) lot. There are 2 outbuildings. One is a double car garage that is insulated and has a wood stove. The other is a smaller single car ‘garage’ that has wood floors and works great for a lawn shed for all of your lawn care equipment. This has been a really good house, it’s just way more than we need for our family. Call Daniel at 5419809306. 9/14

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




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3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)


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

7 Sherman County Courthouse Dedication 11

7 Sherman Football vs. Pilot Rock 7 at Pilot Rock

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

10 Sherman County School District Board Meeting 7 Sherman Public/School Library

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

11 Sherman Volleyball vs. Ione 5 at Ione

11 Sherman County Ambulance Board Meeting  

12 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Board Meeting 9

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

12 Rufus City Council 7

12 Moro Rural Fire Protection District Board Meeting

13 Sherman Volleyball vs. Echo 5 at Sherman

14 Sherman Football vs. Arlington/Condon 7 at Sherman

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

15 Maryhill Museum Library Storytime 11

15 Wasco County Historical Society Poker Run

18 Cottonwood Experience Center Ribbon Cutting 1-4 Cottonwood Canyon State Park

18 Sherman Volleyball vs. South Wasco County 5 at Sherman

18 Wasco City Council 7 City Hall

18-19 Oregon State Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting, Condon

20 CASA Volunteer Training for Child Advocates Begins

20 Sherman County Book Club Meeting

21 Sherman Volleyball vs. Condon/Wheeler 5 at Fossil

21 Sherman Football vs. Union 7 at Union

22 Sherman Volleyball Varsity vs. South Wasco County Tournament 9 Maupin

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

25 Sherman Volleyball vs. Dufur 5 at Dufur

27 Sherman Volleyball vs. Spray/Mitchell 5 at Mitchell

28 Sherman Football vs. Enterprise 7 at Sherman – Hall of Honor Game

28 Sherman County School Hall of Honor Induction Reception

28 Association of Oregon Counties District 3 – Wasco County

29 Sherman Invitational JV Tournament 9 at Sherman

29 Tango at Maryhill Museum 6-9

boy.hear (2)OCTOBER

1 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10 Rufus

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Lowell Smith Photography 10-5

2 Madero Winds Concert 6:30 Sherman County Public/School Library

3 All County Prayer Meeting, Wasco Church of Christ Refreshments and social time at

6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

4 Sherman Volleyball vs. Ione 5 at Sherman

5 Sherman Football vs. Ione 7 at Ione

6 Sherman Volleyball JV Tournament at Fossil TBD

6-7 Car is King Weekend at Maryhill Museum

7 Afghanistan War Began 2001

7 PEO Fundraiser for Women’s Scholarships 1-4 The Dalles

8 Columbus Day (observed)

9 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3

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

9 Sherman Volleyball vs. Echo 5 at Echo

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

10 Rufus City Council 7

11 Sherman Volleyball vs. South Wasco County 5 at Maupin

12 Sherman Football vs. Imbler 2 at Imbler

12 Columbus Day

12-14 Hood River Harvest Bazaar

13 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Antique Gliders & Bikes

13 Community Renewable Energy Association Board Meeting 10-1

13 Sherman Volleyball vs. Condon/Wheeler 1 at Sherman

15 Eastern Oregon Regional Tourism Gathering 10-3 Condon

16 Sherman Volleyball vs. Dufur 5 at Sherman

16 Frontier Regional 911 Agency 1 Condon

16 Wasco City Council 7

19 Sherman Football 7 at Dufur – Dufur Homecoming

19-21 White Salmon Fall Art Walk

20 Sherman Volleyball Playoffs at Echo TBD

26 Sherman Football District 3 Championship at E. Oregon University TBD

27 Tango at Maryhill Museum 6-9

31 Sherman County Historical Museum closes for the season. Open by appointment November-April

31 Halloween


1 Sherman County Fair Board 7

1-31 Military Family Appreciation Month

4 Day Light Saving Time Ends (set back clock one hour)


7 Sherman Historical Museum Volunteer & Hosts Appreciation Party

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

10 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Military Vehicles

10 Year-End Family Day at Maryhill Museum 1:30-5

11 Veterans Day Bells at Maryhill Museum 11

11 Veterans Day

12 Veterans Day (observed)

22 Thanksgiving Day