Sherman County eNews #287 






church.family1 “…every man did that which was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25).”

The late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said: “You are entitled to your own opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.”

God’s very first command given in the Bible, with repercussions, if not followed was, “…but you must not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.”

But along came Satan [the local political talking head and false religious teacher] and he said, “No, that is not true, it is only God’s opinion, it is NOT a fact.” {Very loose translation}.

You who call yourselves Christ Followers [Christian], let it be known that when it comes to God’s commands, do’s and don’t’s, thus saith the Lord, God is NOT interested in your opinion about the matter.

The issue about eating from the tree was not up for debate between God with Adam and Eve. Their opinions about the unfairness of eating the fruit didn’t even get a hearing.

They could have told God, “Come on, God, Satan’s arguments for eating it was so convincing. He even told us we had a legal right to do it. But there is that sticky Proverbs 14:12 – “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

My brothers and sisters in Christ, when it comes to God’s commands, his do’s and don’ts, what he says is and is not sin, DO NOT do what is right in your own eyes, explaining away scripture.

DO NOT do what seems right to you [politically correct], but is contrary to the scriptures.

DO, DO WHAT JAMES SAYS: “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. DO WHAT IT SAYS [caps mine] James 1:22.

Jesus made it crystal clear, “If you love me you will obey my commands.” If only Adam and Eve would have obeyed; we would not be in the fix we are in today.

Pastor Jerry

Wasco Church of Christ

2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)


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Appreciation can make a day – even change a life.

Your willingness to put it into words

is all that is necessary.

~ Margaret Cousins



SUPPORT BRENNAH. A personal note…A year ago this week in celebration of my 80th birthday my family and friends raised over $6,000 for the local historical society. — — This week on my 81st, please consider making a contribution to support Brennah Miller of Wasco, a young wife and mother of a very young son, an electrician and a cancer patient! Please send it to the Brennah and Charlie Miller Account, Bank of Eastern Oregon, P.O. Box 444, Moro, Oregon 97039 to make an important difference!  Thank you! ~Sherry Kaseberg, Editor/Publisher, Sherman County eNews


Brennah Miller is a young wife and mother, an electrician and a cancer patient.



“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

DONATE A PIE! BUY A PIE! The Sherman County Senior & Community Center is holding a Thanksgiving Pie Bake Sale on Tuesday November 20th at noon. We are requesting pie donations from the community, and if anyone is interested in donating a pie please contact Kari Silcox, 541-565-3191, Thanks!



FAMILY CARE COORDINATOR (QMHA). Mid-Columbia Center for Living: Family Care Coordinator (QMHA) – Sherman County; $2,285-$2,778 per month (.6 FTE of full-time salary range); Part-time (.6 FTE) with prorated benefits. Provides service planning and needs assessments to children and their families. For full announcement and required application visit EOE/ADA Employer.

HOUSEKEEPER. Tyee Motel in Rufus, looking for full-time housekeeper, please contact 541-739-2310.

BIGGS SERVICE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR. Sherman County is accepting employment applications for the position of Biggs Service District Administrator. This is a regular part-time position. Salary is dependent on experience. Applicant must be knowledgeable in keeping financial records, balancing books, preparing quarterly reports, preparing budgets, operating modern office equipment including computer systems and programs, using effective written and oral communication skills, and making decisions independently using effective time management.   For job description and/or application, contact the office of the Sherman County Court at 541-565-3416 or online at .  Submit completed application and resume to the Sherman County Court, P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039.  Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2018. Interviews will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018. Successful applicant must pass a criminal history background check.  Sherman County is an equal opportunity employer.

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


MAKING YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST? HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE & 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 11/30

ESTATE SALE! Nov. 2nd and 3rd 9AM-4PM Grass Valley, OR 807 SW 4th Street. Whole household. Furniture (3-piece couch with 3 recliners, china cabinet, numerous bookcases, dressers) kitchen items, collectibles — large Fenton Milk Glass collection, old canning jar collection (dozens), The White House Historical Assoc. Christmas Ornaments 2005-2013), many beautiful crocheted table clothes and runners, craft items, scrap booking & card making supplies, lace, trim and ribbon, dozens of 45 rpm records from 70’s juke box, holiday decorations and TONS more. 11/2

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


ROOMS FOR RENT | JUST-US-INN in Wasco. Just-Us-Inn | Call Ron 503-957-6114.  3 Rooms for rent, share the bathroom and shower $550.00 a month. These are Monthly rates, not weekly rates! Weekly rate is $150.00. Share large kitchen, with Direct TV in every room. $50.00 non-refundable maid fee for when you leave; wireless internet, beautiful yard with garden space. No Pets. No smoking inside. 11/9



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 |

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




1957 SHERMAN HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK. I am Rose Archer, Dale Archer’s widow. I am looking to purchase a copy of the 1957 yearbook. Dale was Valedictorian that year. Our son Derek is planning to make a large shadowbox with Dale’s football jersey, class ring, and yearbook for a memory wall for Dale who passed away in 1999.  If you know of anyone who wants to part with the 1957 yearbook, please let me know the price. Thanks so much! Rose Archer 11/9

3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

Sherman County School District Calendar


1 Studded Tire Season Begins

2 Hazardous Waste Event 10-2 Wasco

2-3 Estate Sale 9-4   807 SW 4th, Grass Valley

3 Dewey Thomas’ 104th Birthday! 10 Lean To Cafe, Wasco

3 Northwest Author Festival 3-5 at Klindt’s Booksellers, The Dalles

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


6 Sherman County Court, Grant Housing Review Committee Meeting 10 Courthouse

7 Sherman County Court 9 Courthouse

7 Biggs Service District Public Hearing 8:30 Courthouse

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 Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Cultural Brunch 10:30 Discovery Center

10 Wasco County Historical Society Annual Meeting 11:30 Dufur

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)

12 Oregon Women for Ag Meeting 5-7 Clock Tower Ales, The Dalles

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

13 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

13-15 Association of Oregon Counties Conference

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

16 Thanksgiving Lunch at the Sherman Senior & Community Center

17 Fall Festival & Artisans’ Market 10-2 Condon

17 7th Annual Max Nogle Dinner/Auction/Dance, Grass Valley Pavilion Benefit

20 Sherman Senior & Community Center Pie Bake Sale for Thanksgiving

21 Sherman County Court 9

22 Thanksgiving Day

26 Sherman County Photography Club 6 Steve Burnet/OSU Extension Bldg., Moro


1 Country Christmas Bazaar 9:30 – 4 Grass Valley Pavilion

1 Sherman County Fair Board’s Holiday Bazaar 10-3:30 Sherman County School

1 Sherman Historical Museum Christmas Open House & Museum Store Sale

1 Fossil’s Holiday Bazaar 9

1 Condon’s Light Festival & Parade 5:30

3 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10 Rufus

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

8 Cascade Singers’ December Concert 7 Zion Lutheran Church

9 Cascade Singers’ December Concert 3 Zion Lutheran Church

10 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10

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

11 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

12 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30

12 Rufus City Council 7 City Hall

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

15 Bill of Rights Day; Iraq War Ended 2011

18 Wasco City Council 7 City Hall

19 Sherman County Court 9

20 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Board Meeting 10 NORCOR, The Dalles

21 Winter Begins

25 Christmas Day

31 Official End of WWII 1946