Sherman County eNews #309






Christmas gift suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.

~ Oren Arnold.

2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)


GRATEFUL. Today we celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary, grateful for the support of our family and near and distant relatives and friends through all these many years… having promised before God and those who witnessed our vows on November 30, 1958, to be loving and faithful, in plenty and in want, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, as long as we both live. It’s been an imperfect journey as we weathered the ups and downs and we thank our relatives and friends for their faith in us, many of whom wrote their names in the guest book we are reading together on this day. ~Larry and Sherry Kaseberg



SHERMAN COUNTY PRESCHOOL GALA OF TREES. Sherman County Preschool is pleased to announce the Gala of Trees fundraiser is up and running again this year. Trees & wreaths will be on display at MCP Farm Store in Wasco from November 26 to the time of the drawing on December 8th at noon (you don’t have to be present to win, winners will be called immediately). Tickets may be purchased from any Sherman County Preschool family or at MCP Farm Store. This year we want to thank MCP Farm Store for hosting again, and the following businesses/people for donating or sponsoring a tree or wreath: Dinty’s Market, Husky’s 97 Market, Bank of Eastern Oregon, Apex Auto & Truck Repair, RDO Equipment, Paradise Rose Chuckwagon, Hill Trucking, Kock Farms, Sherman County Emergency Services, Kathy McCullough, and the many people who work for these businesses that come up with such creative & pretty wreaths and trees. Thank you for your continued support of Sherman County Preschool! 11/26

SHERMAN COUNTY MUSEUM STORE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE. Please join us Saturday, December 1st from 10-3:30 for our Holiday Open House. We will be selling a 2019 calendar full of historical Sherman County photos, the Sherman County Photo Book & the Sherman County Place Names book by Sherry Kaseberg. We have some new wooden barns from Melissa & Doug and new designs for both everyday & the Holidays in our flour sack towels. We have wildflower honey, Marionberry syrup & jam from Oregon Growers. We also have many logo items including mugs, wine glasses & caps. We have all your old favorites: books by Jane Kirkpatrick & Rick Steber, Windrift Hill Lotion & horses that sing, walk & talk. Please come to see us at the Sherman County Museum on Saturday, December 1st.

COUNTRY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, GRASS VALLEY PAVILION. Country Christmas Bazaar | Grass Valley Pavilion | December 1st 9:30 am – 4:00 pm | Lots of great handcrafted items | Pictures w/Santa | Soup & bread lunch. 11/30

 SHERMAN COUNTY HOLIDAY BAZAAR. December 1st 10-3:30 | Sherman County School. ~Sherman County Fair Board 11/30

 SHERMAN BOOSTER CLUB Sherman Booster Club will be at the Holiday Bazaar at the Sherman County School on December 1st selling school spirit merchandise. December 1 from 10 am -3:30 pm. 11/30

Date:  December 1, 2018

Location:  Sherman County School

Time:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tree’s available:

3 – 8 ft Noble Fir

5 – 9 ft Douglas Fir

5 – 7 ft Grand Fir.

Prices starting at $25.00.


COLUMBIA GORGE CASA, OTHERS. Foster Youth Holiday Gift Drive for over 120 children in the Gorge who will spend their holidays in foster care. Help make them a little brighter by donating a holiday gift!  Avenue Properties, Columbia Gorge CASA and Mid-Columbia Health Foundation have joined forces to create a Foster Youth Holiday Gift Drive that will run from November 27 until December 15. During this time, unwrapped gifts can be dropped off at Avenue Properties offices located in The Dalles (406 E 2nd St) and Hood River (116 3rd St #209).  Gifts can also be brought to the Festival of Trees “Community Day” event on Saturday, December 8th from 9AM to 12PM at The Dalles Civic Auditorium.  CASA will also be on hand with information about their program. 12/14



“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


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


PT RECEPTIONIST. MCP is looking to hire a PT Receptionist for our main office in Moro, OR. This is a customer service/ technology-oriented position requiring developed interpersonal communication/social skills. Normal hours will be 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday, unless covering other employees’ schedules. Please contact Daniel at 541-565-3737 or stop by the Mid Columbia Producers’ office for further details. 

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


VEHICLES AT PUBLIC AUCTION. Trans-Tow Towing will hold a Public Auction on Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Viewing of these vehicles will be available the morning of the Auction beginning at 9:00 a.m.
1983 Dodge D150 – Flatbed
1992 Honda Civic
1998 Pontiac Bonneville
1995 Honda Accord
The Auction will be held at 1007 1st Street in Moro.
If you would like more information, please contact us at 541-565-3005. 12/5

CHRISTMAS TREES! Sherman County School Class of 2021

Date:  December 1, 2018

Location:  Sherman County School Holiday Bazaar

Time:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tree’s available:

3 – 8 ft. Noble Fir

5 – 9 ft. Douglas Fir

5 – 7 ft. Grand Fir

Prices starting at $25.00. 11/30 

SHERMAN COUNTY SCHOOL SPIRIT MERCHANDISE. Sherman Booster Club will be at the Holiday Bazaar at the High School on December 1st selling school spirit merchandise. December 1 from 10 a.m. -3:30 p.m. 11/30 

HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE & GIFTS will be at the Country Christmas Bazaar in Grass Valley on December 1st! 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

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 




FRIDAY KIDS’ GYM. Beginning this Friday, and continuing most every Friday through March, Wasco School Events Center (WSEC) will be hosting “Kids Gym.”   This will be an opportunity for parents and their pre-school children to play inside for a couple of hours when the weather is too cold to be outside.   Kid Gym will go from 10 a.m. to noon, and parents who attend with their pre-schooler(s) will need to sign a release form to participate. Cost is $5/week, or free if you are a member of the WSEC Fitness Center. This is not a babysitting service; children must be accompanied by an adult.   Feel free to bring toys, trikes, etc. for your child(ren) to play with. 12/28

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. 11/30



3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

Sherman County School District Calendar


1 Old-Fashioned Christmas Bazaar 11 Arlington United Methodist Church

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 Christmas Tree Sale 8-5 Sherman County School

1 Sherman Historical Museum Christmas Open House & Museum Store Sale 10

1 Fossil’s Holiday Bazaar 9

1 Condon’s Light Festival & Parade 4 & 5:30

1-8 Gala of Trees Preschool Benefit – MCP Farm Store, Wasco

3 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10 Rufus

3 Grass Valley City Council 7

4 Moro City Council 7

5 Biggs Service District Board Meeting 8:30 Sherman County Courthouse

5 Sherman County Court 9 Moro

5 Gilliam County Court 10 Fossil

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 Gala of Trees Drawing 12 noon MCP Farm Store

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


31 Official End of WWII 1946