Sherman County eNews #264


  1. Sherman High School Volleyball Update, Oct. 6

  2. Public Meeting Announcement: Sherman County School District, Oct. 8

  3. Public Notice. Biggs Service District Public Meeting, Oct. 17

  4. Public Notice. Sherman County Court Session, Oct. 17

  5. Legislative Preseason by Senator Bill Hansell

  6. Shaniko Ragtime Festival in Shaniko and Madras, Oregon, Oct. 5-7

  7. Introductions: Business & Social

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

1. Sherman High School Volleyball Update, Oct. 6

sports-volley-ballSherman High School Volleyball

Saturday, October 6, 2018 – JV Volleyball Tournament at Fossil starting at 9:00, bus departs at 7:30.

~ Audrey Rooney, Registrar , Sherman High School  541-565-3500

2. Public Meeting Announcement: Sherman County School District, Oct. 8 

Logo.Sherman High SchoolThe Sherman County School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 8, 2018. This meeting will be held in the meeting room of the Sherman County School/Public Library. The agenda is posted online at .

3. Public Notice. Biggs Service District Public Meeting, Oct. 17

The Biggs Service District will hold a public meeting on October 17th at 8:30 am in the Commissioners Meeting room at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street in Moro, Oregon 97039 to discuss items relating to the Biggs Water System Project, and to the District.

4. Public Notice. Sherman County Court Session, Oct. 17

ShermanCoLogoNotice. The Sherman County Court session scheduled for Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.  will be held in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039.  The agenda, including updates, will be posted on the Sherman County Website at

5. Legislative Preseason by Senator Bill Hansell

Football season usually begins at every level of competition in the month of September.  Preseason is over, the players are in shape, their positions have been determined, and the playbook has been memorized. Teams and the fans that follow them are ready to go.  I am no exception.  Some of my colleagues have named me Senator Duck, because of my undying support for my alma mater, the University of Oregon. 

On September 28th we legislators, Senator Duck included, began what might be called a preseason.  The Oregon Legislature is scheduled to kickoff January 22, 2019. Everything leading up to January is like a preseason.  We are getting ready to compete.

September 28th was the deadline for submitting legislative concepts we want to introduce as bills in the 2019 Legislative Session.  Each Senator or Representative can submit as many bills as they wish, if they meet this deadline.  My staff and I have been working for months on my list of bills.  We held town hall meetings, heard from constituents, worked with associations, met with other legislators, and listened, and listened, and listened.  At the 5:00 pm deadline, we submitted forms for 48 bills. These 48 bills will be my initial playbook for the upcoming session.

A football team’s playbook will have specific plays, with specific player responsibilities. Every play is unique with different players on the field for each play and alignment.  The one position on the field usually remaining consistent is the quarterback, and in the Senator Duck’s playbook, that would be me.  I am the one who has the responsibility to help make the play successful, or change it at the line of scrimmage.

I am pleased and excited about the plays we have.  Here is a big picture breakdown without going into a lot of detail.  (In fact, the details are currently being written up by the bill writers in Legislative Counsel).  28 of the bills are what I call constituent bills.  10 of those came from town hall meetings attended by county and city leaders.  The remainder are from citizens who asked for their issue to be part of the Senator’s playbook.  And I am pleased to run with them.

One of the worst fires in Oregon, the Substation fire, burned 80,000 acres in Wasco and Sherman Counties this past summer.  As a result of a meeting with farmers and rural fire districts held in Sherman County in August, six bills are being introduced.  Eighteen of the bills have an agriculture or natural resource focus, from elk damage to estate tax reform.  Two of the bills are being submitted at the request of the CTUIR.

Will every bill we introduce be successful?  Probably not, but we are going to try.  We all know not every play produces a touchdown every time it is run.  Some of our bills were unsuccessful in the previous session, but they were important and we are going to run with them again.

Part of the preseason is to get the right players ready to go.  Figure out what opposition there might be and why, and adjust your play accordingly.  Sometimes a pass play becomes a running play at the line of scrimmage, because of the alignment of the opposition. And we will add plays as the season progresses.

But for now, we have our playbook being drafted, and later it will be refined, as we get ready for the season, I mean session, to begin.  I am grateful for the different members of the team, from throughout the district, who helped craft the plays that are in our playbook.  I believe we have a very good chance of crossing the goal line with the vast majority of them.  I am looking forward to Kickoff.

Senator Bill Hansell is a 1967 graduate of the University of Oregon, as is his wife Margaret.  They were college sweethearts, and were married spring break of their senior year. The Senator will root for the Beavers, but not when they play the Ducks!

6. Shaniko Ragtime Festival in Shaniko and Madras, Oregon, Oct. 5-7

music-notesBy Debra Holbrook

The 16th annual Shaniko Ragtime and Vintage Music Festival will take place on Oct. 5-7th. The event begins, Friday at 1 p.m. with Keith Taylor, event founder, at the Historic Shaniko Schoolhouse.  From 1 through 6 p.m., musicians Keith Taylor, Vicki Cox, Meg Graf, Clare Kennedy, and Lance Maclean will perform. The end set at 4:30 is an old Silent Movie to live music accompaniment with Keith Taylor at the piano; a rare historic recreation.  Then activities will move to the Sage Saloon for a jam session from 7-10 p.m. Food is available in the interim.  These musicians from Oregon, Washington, California and New Hampshire welcome all musicians who sing or play acoustic instruments to join the jam sessions.

Saturday events will be held at the Erickson Aircraft Museum, at the Madras Airport.  Ragtime event and Airport Museum supporter, Kenny Bicart and friends has established a weekend music event in Madras and invited the Shaniko Ragtime musicians. In addition to other music, the Ragtime & Vintage Music Artists performance from 1 p.m. through 5 p.m. and they return to the museum for a jam session from 7 to 10 pm.

Back in Shaniko on Sunday at the school is the new addition of Gospel Music and a potluck picnic from 11 am to 1 pm and the traditional All-Performer concert rounds out the festival from 2 to 4 p.m. for a suggested donation of $10 per person.

Keith Taylor, of Haines, Ore., began playing ragtime in 1972. With a background in classical music, he has degrees in composition and piano, and studied in Paris with Rene Leibowitz.  The native Oregonian, returned to Azalea, OR. in 1978, then moved to Haines in 2005, where he works as a freelance pianist, composer and teacher.

Vicki Cox, of Eugene, leads the Calamity Jazz Band, plays lead trumpet for the Lincoln Pops Big Band, and performs with Bill Borcher’s Oregon Jazz Band. She majored in musical performance at the University of Oregon.

Meg Graf is a remarkable and versatile musician playing a variety of instruments. From Eugene, she also performs with Calamity Jazz and other music ensembles. Meg spends most 1st weekends in Shaniko through the summer, performing requests, to promote the Ragtime event.

Clare Kennedy, from Vancouver, Wash., is a popular and sought-after pianist. She also plays organ and sings. She holds a bachelor of arts in music from Linfield College.

New last year, Lance Maclean, a Piano Tuner and Computer Specialist by trade from New Hampshire, returns to Oregon where he played on the Dixieland Festival Circuit in the band, “The Hot Frogs Jumping Jazz Band” for 10 years. Then he was with “Night Blooming Jazzmen” for several years. Lance since the age of 14 has mastered the 5-String Banjo, Bass, Tuba, Guitar, Mandolin, and Piano.

The Ragtime Festival is sponsored by the Shaniko Preservation Guild. For more information, call the event line 541-489-3434 or visit

7. Introductions: Business & Social 

Every action done in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those that are present. ~George Washington

Every day we encounter people in a variety of business and social situations. The way we meet and greet them creates lasting impressions and paves the way for a productive encounter. Introductions project information. Besides the obvious elements of name, title, and affiliation, an introduction conveys a level of respect and reflects how the person making the introduction views the other person’s status. Mastering the art of the introduction will help put you and the people you are introducing at ease. Learning the basics – and they are not very difficult – is the first step.

The most important point about introductions is to make them. Failing to do so causes embarrassment and discomfort. If given a choice, most people would prefer you to make the introduction incorrectly, even if you forgot their name, rather than stand there unacknowledged and disregarded. 

A second important point in any introduction is the order of names. The name of the person being introduced is mentioned last, and the person to whom the introduction is made is mentioned first. The rules for who is introduced to whom depends on whether it’s a business or a social introduction. 

In business, introductions are based on power and hierarchy. Simply, persons of lesser authority are introduced to persons of greater authority. Gender plays no role in business etiquette; nor does it affect the order of introductions.

For example, you would say, “Mr./Ms. Greater Authority, I would like to introduce Mr./Ms. Lesser Authority.” However, the person holding the highest rank may not be Mr./Ms. Greater Authority. A client, for instance, always takes precedence over anyone in your organization, as does an elected official. Here are examples of pecking order:

  1. Introduce a non-official person to an elected official.
    Note: Whenever introducing anyone from the press, include that in your introduction to warn the person, especially a public official, that the conversation may be on record.

Example: Senator Watson, allow me to introduce Dan Jennings of the San Francisco Examiner.

  1. Introduce someone from your firm to a client or customer.

Example: Mr. Dawson, this is Ms. Saunders, our Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Dawson is our client from Atlanta.

  1. Introduce a junior executive to a senior executive.

Example: Mr. Senior Executive, I’d like to introduce Mr. Junior Executive.

  1. Introduce a junior military officer to a senior officer.

Example: General Schwarzkopf, may I introduce Lieutenant Jones?

According to rules of international diplomatic protocol, people are presented to royalty, chiefs of state, ministers in charge of legations, ambassadors and dignitaries of the church regardless of age or gender. The woman’s or the man’s name would be mentioned last and the distinguished person is mentioned first. For example, “Cardinal O’Connor, may I present Mrs. Doyle?”

But, these are the exceptions to the rule. Social etiquette is based on chivalry, so both formal and informal introductions are made according to age, then gender, and then social status. The man would be introduced to the woman in a social situation unless the man is obviously a great deal older, in which case one would defer to age over gender. For example, if both persons are of the same generation, you would say, “Mrs. Jameson, I’d like to introduce Mr. Horton.” But, if the woman is considerably younger, you would say, ” Mr. Horton, this is my daughter Hilary.”

As you make the introduction, include a brief but meaningful piece of information about each of the people to explain their uniqueness or importance. “Sally is the PR consultant who helped me get all that coverage in the national press. Bob is the photographer whose work you admired in my office, Sally.” Never qualify a description by saying “my best client” or “my dearest friend” because the automatic implication is that the other person holds a lower position in your personal hierarchy. When in doubt, be less personal rather than more personal. 

As you say each of the individuals’ names, look at him or her. In this way, you focus attention on them and make them feel important while appearing to be in control. Once a conversation has begun and everyone seems at ease, you may excuse yourself.

When introducing relatives to other people, always clarify their relationship to you; it avoids any possible faux pas that could result from inadvertent comments. Never refer to your own spouse as Mr. or Mrs. in a social introduction. Simply saying “Matt, my husband,” or “Kitty, my wife” is sufficient. However, if the woman has kept her maiden name, she should include the husband’s surname with some emphasis on it. This avoids the awkwardness caused when a husband is referred to by the wife’s professional name. When a couple is living together but not married, introduce both by their first and last names, but do not comment on their living arrangements. It is the couple’s option, not yours, to divulge that information should it be necessary.

When introducing peers to one another, mention both the first and last names. It doesn’t matter who is introduced to whom. Including a tidbit of information that might start the conversational ball rolling is always a good idea. Even if everyone in a group is on a first name basis, introduce people by both first and last names. But, if you only know one person’s first name, be consistent in your introductions and use their surnames, “Ms. White, Mr. Clark”. 

At social events, it’s not necessary to introduce a newcomer to everyone in the room. Introduce that person to the closest group by saying the newcomer’s name first and then giving the names of the others. Ask the members of the group to introduce themselves if you can’t remember everyone’s name. Make sure from time to time, though, that the person is circulating.

At any function, the host should meet all the guests to make them feel as if their presence matters. At many business functions, guests may not know the host. It’s a good idea to appoint several representatives of the corporation to stand by the door to act as greeters when guests arrive. The greeters introduce themselves and escort the guests to the host, make the introductions and then escort the guests to the bar or introduce them to several other guests while the host remains free to greet new guests.

For functions with more than fifty guests, a receiving line within the party area is preferable to insure that everyone meets the host. The receiving line remains in formation until all guests have arrived. To relieve the pressure on one host at a large social function, list several corporate officers as hosts on the invitation and have them relieve one another. All the hosts need not stand in line at once. A short receiving line moves more quickly and easily, and guests are not bogged down in a long, tedious line. 

If no-one introduces you, step in and introduce yourself. Someone may be too embarrassed to admit forgetting a name or may be distracted by other matters. Feeling slighted because you were not introduced only puts you at a disadvantage. Introduce yourself by extending your hand, smiling and saying something like, “I’m Matt Jones, David’s partner.” Avoid making any comment such as “Helen works for me” that might be misconstrued as arrogance or superiority. Instead, say, “Helen and I work in the same office.”

As a guest, it’s your duty to circulate and introduce yourself at any function, large or small, especially if the host or hostess is busy. The fact that you are both there is sufficient justification to introduce yourself to anyone at the gathering. By only sticking to those people you already know, you’ll never expand your horizons or make new acquaintances.

Always use both names when introducing yourself to convey the message that you take yourself seriously as an adult and expect the same treatment from others. And, since you don’t know how comfortable the other person feels with formality or lack of it, you give that person the chance to set the tone most comfortable to them.

Be clear and concise in your introduction; the fastest way to alienate a new acquaintance is to ramble on about your life history or, worse, your problems or illnesses. If you expect people to respond favorably to your introduction, leave your problems on the doorstep and make sure your tone is engaging. Then, construct an introduction that is interesting and catchy, yet still professional. Think of it as a one or two sound bite commercial. A sound bite, the length of time available in television to engage viewers’ attention before they tune out, has decreased to 7 seconds currently because we are all so overexposed to visual and oral stimuli.

Try to gauge information that will be of interest to the others. At business functions, it would be appropriate to mention where you work. However, just saying “I’m in public relations at IBM” is not likely to stir a great deal of interest or conversation whereas “I try to lure investment in IBM by working on the company’s annual reports,” might be more interesting. Just don’t focus too much attention on yourself with grandiose pronouncements.

Don’t expect someone else to be forthcoming with their job information at functions that are not strictly business because many people feel that they are not defined by employment. At an organized event, such as an environmental fund raiser, you can mention your connection to the organization. Or, if you have a mutual interest, mention that as long as you phrase it to keep the focus is on the other person. For example, “Gina tells me that you are a member of the Global Business Association. I’m also involved in international trade so I’d be interested in learning how the association has benefited you.”

At any business meal, always introduce yourself to the people sitting next to you to open the way for conversation. Not introducing yourself can cost you a valuable business lead because few people want to deal with someone who comes across as aloof or unsavvy. 

The way you respond to someone else’s introduction is just as important as making the introduction. In response to informal introductions, simply say “hello”. Add a phrase like, “I’ve heard so much about you, Barry,” only if it is true and if it is complimentary. Beware of phrases like, “Pleased to meet you” because that may not be true after only a few minutes of conversation.

“How do you do?” followed by the person’s name is the customary response to a formal introduction. Refrain from the use of first names until the person to whom you’ve been introduced has indicated that the familiarity is preferred. 

Always stand for introductions. Everyone should rise to greet newcomers at both business and social functions. The old rule that a woman remains seated when new people enter a room and are introduced is obsolete. At a very large function, only those nearest the newcomer would rise and say hello. If you are wedged into a tight position in a restaurant, there may not always be sufficient room to stand properly, but at least make the attempt so that by remaining seated you will not be perceived as aloof. In an office, always rise and come around from behind the desk to greet visitors.

If you forget someone’s name when making an introduction, try putting the other people at ease rather than concentrating on your own embarrassment. Remain calm; if you fall apart, the person whose name you forgot may feel obliged to put you at ease, compounding your faux pas. Be straightforward yet tactful in admitting your memory lapse. By saying, “I’ve forgotten your name,” you imply the person wasn’t worth remembering. “I’ve just drawn a blank,” or “my memory seems to be malfunctioning” connotes a more temporary condition that doesn’t have the same insulting implications. If you can’t remember someone’s name, but you remember an interesting point about them, cite it. You might say, “I clearly remember our conversation about Thai food, but your name seems to have temporarily slipped my mind. Please help me out.”

Then, whatever happens, get off the subject of the memory lapse and onto something more interesting to everyone. Profuse apologies only make everyone uncomfortable. The sooner you forget about it, the sooner everyone else will…and the happier everyone will be.

When you’re introduced to someone, say the person’s name, then repeat it several times during the conversation. Not only do you project a genuine interest in someone by repeating their name, but the repetition is more likely to imprint the name on your memory. When someone seems to have forgotten your name, just jump in, hand outstretched, a smile on your face, and offer your name.

Prior to the event, have the speaker supply background information and ask how he or she prefers to be introduced. Keep the introduction short but enthusiastic, giving the speaker’s name, credibility on the subject and the title of the presentation. Then ask the audience to join you in welcoming the speaker and begin the applause. Don’t alienate the audience by informing them that they’ll learn something. And, don’t undermine the speaker by talking so much about the topic yourself that you give part of the presentation.

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

bird.owl.limbSherman County, Oregon – government

Exploring the Intricate Layers of State and Local Governments: Oregon


State & Local Government – The Green Papers

Columbia River – The Oregon Encyclopedia

Space Weather

Chinese Armed Drones Now Flying Across Mideast Battlefields


Sherman County eNews #263






church.family1Isaiah 5:20 “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”

We are living in a particular time in Christian history, especially in America, when that scripture is especially relevant to our Christian culture as never before.

The Church in America has splintered into “Liberals verses Conservatives, based upon new doctrines that tear apart that which was once considered ‘evil/sin’ is now in many quarters called ‘good,’ and what was once called ‘good’ is now considered ‘evil/sin.’

Standing up for thousands of years of established and accepted biblical standards as to what is sin/evil is now considered to be bigoted, intolerant, and evil by the liberal arm of the Church.

God’s standards about morals, ethics, sin based upon scripture, were universally agreed upon by the common Christian community. But suddenly, Paul’s warning to Timothy leaps off the Bible’s pages into our history::: The Spirit clearly says that in the later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons (1 Tim. 4:1).

Suddenly, to take your stand, with scripture, for what has been accepted by the Christian community for centuries as sin, has become the new evil in the sight of the liberal church. And those who now call evil/sin good are proclaimed the enlightened, loving, tolerant, the image of Christ.

You do know, Christian, SOMEBODY’S WRONG!!

I wonder if you liberal Christians who hold to the ‘new moralities’ think we who hold to several thousand years of once settled morality, do you see us as being the DECEIVED Paul is talking about? Were the millions of Christians of the past being DECEIVED? Were the Westleys or Whitefield of the Methodist church DECEIVED and wrong all those years as to what was and was not sin???

Was John Knox {Presbyterian}, Johnathan Edwards {Congregationalist}, Martin Luther, John Calvin, or Joseph Arminius all DECEIVED????

Was Spurgeon, Moody, Sunday, and Billy Graham, for all his years, SO DECEIVED as to declare ‘good as evil/sin,’ in reference to abortion, practicing homosexuality, and there is ‘only one way to the Father’???

And how you answer those is of a grave “Spiritual Matter,” because: “WOW to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20).

Pastor Jerry,
Wasco Church of Christ (Christian)

2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected) 


Free classified ads are published on Fridays. The deadline is Wednesday at 5. No posters or flyers. 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


THANK YOU, FIRE FIGHTERS! I want to send my heartfelt thanks to all of the selfless volunteer firefighters in Sherman County and include those from Klickitat County and other volunteers, especially local farmers … without them we’d have no Sherman County left after this horrific fire season… you all are the best! ~Karen Timblin, Biggs 

THANK YOU! The staff and board members of the Wasco School Events Center would like to send out a big THANK YOU to the businesses and community members of Sherman County and neighboring counties who were instrumental in the success of our “Back to School Night” fundraiser on Sept. 22, 2018. Also, all of the volunteers who stepped up to help before, during and after – we couldn’t have done it without you. We live in such a giving community!  After expenses, we are thrilled to share that over $5000 were raised from the dinner, silent auction and Wallowa Lake raffle. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!  Moving forward, we will continue with the renovations and upkeep of this 100+ year old building that is a landmark for the town of Wasco and Sherman County.  We are hopeful that our fund-raising efforts will also be a benefit to WSEC as we apply for grants in the future.  Again, thank you for your support of the Wasco School Events Center.

 THANK YOU, Sherman County School District; Sherman Booster Club; FFA students; speakers Wes Owens, Nancy Simpson, Katie Chambers, Lee von Borstel, Jon Justesen, Tom Martin, Chris Moore, Pat Nogle and Gary Shelton; photographer Jeremy Lanthorn; Trumpet Quintet – Alyssa Cunningham, Christian Derting, Emma Robbins, Emma Witherspoon and Director John Gronberg; and others who behind-the-scenes made the Hall of Honor dinner reception, displays and third annual induction of award recipients on September 28th an especially remarkable occasion! Thank you! ~Larry & Sherry Kaseberg

CONGRATULATIONS to Sherman County School District Hall of Honor inductees, Sherman County Athletic Foundation, Mike Beers, Karla von Borstel Chambers and, posthumously, Gordon D. Helyer and Wily Knighten, Sr., who were honored on Friday, September 28th at Sherman County School. ~The Editor

Appreciation can make a day – even change a life.

Your willingness to put it into words

is all that is necessary.

~ Margaret Cousins 




PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION. Sherman County PTO is asking for donations of unwanted Halloween decorations for their Haunted House taking place on October 26th in conjunction with the annual Trunk or Treat. Please contact Tionie Kock (541-993-3212) or Kelsi Phillips (541-639-5513) if you have items you would like to donate. Donations can also be dropped off directly at Sherman County School. Thank you!   10/19

CONTRIBUTE SUPPORT FOR BRENNAH MILLER . Brennah Miller is a young wife and mother, an electrician and a cancer patient.

SHERMAN COUNTY SENIOR & COMMUNITY CENTER BENEFIT. We are selling another round of Sherman County photobooks through the end of November. This time it is a fundraiser for the Senior Center in Moro. Books will be between $65-$79, depending how many copies we sell. The book is 70 pages in full color, and showcases the work of more than a dozen local photographers. To view a copy in person please stop by the senior center. To sign up for a copy please contact: Kari Silcox, 541-565-3193, Thanks!! 10/12


FOUND:  Verizon iPhone in gray case, screen pic is photo of a red/black Union snowboard binding. Found Tuesday morning on shoulder of the road in upper Hay Canyon. Please text or call your number to claim.


4-H THEATRE ARTS CLUB LEADER. Want to help lead a new 4-H “Theatre Arts” club? No acting or performing experience needed! We’ve got lots of kids with interest in drama, there’s easy-to-use 4-H curriculum, and we just received a $2000 grant to put on a kids’ drama musical with hired instructors. 4-H clubs need to meet at least 6 times a year, usually once a month, plus you’d need to attend the monthly Sherman 4-H Assn meetings. Let the Sherman Extension Office know if you’re interested, love to have you! 541-565-3230 or email 10/12

“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


BACKUP COOK/KITCHEN ASSISTANT: Substitute backup cook/kitchen assistant at the Sherman County Senior & Community Center. When needed, hours would be 6 hours per day, on any one day Monday-Friday. Hourly wage is $16.06. This is a backup position in case primary personnel are absent. Contact the Sherman County Senior & Community Center at PO Box 352, Moro OR 97039. 541-565-3191. Applications are accepted until 5pm on Thursday, October 18th, 2018. Successful applicants must have or be willing to obtain a Food Handlers Card and pass a criminal history background check. Sherman County in an equal opportunity employer. 10/12

AREA REPRESENTATIVE. Non-Profit Organization Looking for Community Area Representatives to Join our International Team. ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking individuals to serve as Area Representatives in your local community.  ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United States for high school students from around the world.  Students are 15 to 18 years of age, have passed a series of academic and character requirements and are awaiting an opportunity to embark on their American Adventure. — Area Representatives recruit and screen prospective host families, interview students to study abroad and supervise the exchange students in their community.  Area representatives are compensated based on the number of students they are supervising. There is also a great bonus opportunity. — ASSE’s primary goal is to contribute to International understanding by enabling students to learn about other languages and cultures through active participation in family, school and community life. ASSE’s Area Representatives are the cornerstone of the organization, making all of this possible! For more information about ASSE or becoming an Area Representative, please call our Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or email us at Please check out our website at  We look forward to welcoming you to the ranks of Area Representatives nationwide – striving towards a world of understanding, one child at a time! 11/30


PIANO. Baldwin Spinet Piano – Maple colored – $300 OBO negotiable, would like it to find a home where it will be used. Thanks Very Good shape, I just want space for exercise equipment. Call or text Jeanne Kuettel @ 541-714-5740.  11/30

5020 JOHN DEERE TRACTOR. It can be viewed at the fairgrounds. Engine ran when parked. Transmission locked in reverse. Please submit sealed bids to the Sherman County Fair board at 10/12 

SHERMAN COUNTY PHOTO BOOK. We are selling another round of Sherman County photobooks through the end of November. This time it is a benefit for the Senior Center in Moro. Books will be between $65-$79, depending how many copies we sell. The book is 70 pages in full color, and showcases the work of more than a dozen local photographers. To view a copy in person please stop by the senior center. To sign up for a copy please contact: Kari Silcox, 541-565-3193, Thanks!! 10/12

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




FALL PHOTO SHOOTS. Now is the time for fall photo shoots! The leaves are turning colors and the air is getting cooler. It’s a great time to schedule a family or senior photo session. Lots of openings available. Ask for discounts by bundling a family and a senior session or two senior sessions. ~Jeremy S. Lanthorn | | (541) 993-2446 | (541) 333-2013 | 10/26

FLU SHOT CLINIC. The Sherman County Medical Clinic is having their annual Flu Shot Clinic! Thursday, October 11th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. For more information visit us online at or call 541-565-3325.  10/5


GETTING READY FOR COOLER WEATHER?  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. 11/23 




HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS. Sherman County Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is asking for donations of unwanted Halloween decorations for their Haunted House taking place on October 26th in conjunction with the annual Trunk or Treat. Please contact Tionie Kock (541-993-3212) or Kelsi Phillips (541-639-5513) if you have items you would like to donate. Donations can also be dropped off directly at Sherman County School. Thank you! 10/26

4-H THEATRE ARTS CLUB LEADER. Want to help lead a new 4-H “Theatre Arts” club? No acting or performing experience needed! We’ve got lots of kids with interest in drama, there’s easy-to-use 4-H curriculum, and we just received a $2000 grant to put on a kids’ drama musical with hired instructors. 4-H clubs need to meet at least 6 times a year, usually once a month, plus you’d need to attend the monthly Sherman 4-H Assn meetings. Let the Sherman Extension Office know if you’re interested, love to have you! 541-565-3230 or email 10/12 

5. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

Sherman County School District Calendar


5 Sherman Football vs. Ione 7 at Ione

5 2nd District Congressional Candidates’ Debate 8 KTVZ News Channel 21 Bend on TV and online.

5-7 Shaniko Ragtime Festival in Shaniko and Madras

6 Sherman Volleyball JV Tournament at Fossil TBD

6-7 Car is King Weekend at Maryhill Museum

7 Afghanistan War Began 2001

7 P.E.O. Chapter EJ “Mission: Possible,” Scholarship Benefit bike/walk clue-finding tour 12-1 The Dalles

8 Columbus Day (observed)

8 Sherman County School District Board Meeting 7

9 Oregon School Boards Association Regional Fall Meeting, Condon

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 Flu Shot Clinic 3-6 Sherman County Medical Clinic, Moro

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 Board Meeting 10 Condon

16 Wasco City Council 7

17 Biggs Service District Board Meeting 8:30 Courthouse

17 Sherman County Court 9

18 Sherman County Book Club 6 Sherman Public/School Library

19 Sherman Football vs. Dufur 7 at Sherman – Sherman Homecoming

19-21 White Salmon Fall Art Walk

20 Sherman Volleyball Playoffs at Echo TBD

20 4th Annual Oktoberfest Dinner Auction Benefit, The Woolery, Arlington

20 Free Family History Workshop 8:30 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints Hood River

20 Bingo for Breannah 6 Grass Valley Pavilion

22 Sherman County Photography Club 6 Steve Burnet/OSU Extension Building, Moro

23-31 Red Ribbon Week: Promote Drug-Free Lifestyles

24 Tri-County Court Meeting 10-2 Condon

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

27 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

27 Mid Columbia Producers Annual Meeting

27 Tango at Maryhill Museum 6-9

29 4-H Enrollment/Light Dinner/Open House 6 Sherman County Fairgrounds

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

31 Halloween


1 Sherman County Fair Board 7

1 North Central Education Service District Board Meeting, Condon

1-31 Military Family Appreciation Month

1-May 1 Sherman Museum Open by Appointment

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

6 Election Day

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.

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

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)

13-15 Association of Oregon Counties Conference

14-17 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention, Portland, Oregon

17 Max Nogle Dinner/Auction/Dance, Grass Valley Pavilion Benefit

21 Sherman County Court 9

22 Thanksgiving Day


1 Sherman Historical Museum Christmas Open House & Museum Store Sale

3 Grass Valley City Council 7

4 Moro City Council 7

5 Sherman County Court 9

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

6 Sherman County Fair Board 7

7 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

8 War Declared on Japan 1941

8 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Flying Around the World

15 Bill of Rights Day; Iraq War Ended 2011

21 Winter Begins

25 Christmas Day

31 Official End of WWII 1946