Sherman County eNews #94






2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)


THANK YOU! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the Sherman County Community. Thank you for all of your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. Thank you for the many, many cards, the visits, the offers of help and support. We are eternally grateful to be part of this community. I felt like we were facing this incredibly difficult time with a crowd of support, I never felt alone. There is no way to adequately express my gratitude for the tremendous amount of support you as a community have provided. Justin is grateful to be home. He has a long slow road of recovery in front of him, but is improving with each day. He is surprising us all with his daily improvement. Please continue to visit, text, or call him with words of support. He is handling the idleness well so far, but will be itching to get off this couch soon. Thank you, a million times, thank you. ~Amanda Payne



COMMUNITY DINNER & BINGO. The Wasco School Events Center will be having a Community Dinner & Bingo on Monday, April 15, 2019 at the Events Center. Doors will open at 5:30 and cost for the dinner is $5 per person or family of 5 or more is $20. Dinner will be followed by a few rounds of BINGO with cards available for $1.00 each. On the menu is French Dip Sandwiches, salad, tater tots and dessert. Proceeds will help fund the ongoing renovations of the building. Hope to see you there.

EASTER BAKE SALE. The Sherman County Senior & Community Center is holding an Easter Bake Sale on Friday, April 19th from 11am-12pm. We hope to see you all on April 19th for some yummy homemade treats! If anyone in the community is interested in donating some baked goods please let us know: 541-565-3191,


SHERMAN COUNTY PUBLIC/SCHOOL LIBRARY BOARD POSITION. Sherman County Public/School Library has a Board position open for a community representative. The mission of SCP/SL is to provide access to informational materials, technologies, and programs for all residents of the community, birth through senior citizens. Meetings are bi-monthly. Anyone interested in serving on the Library Board may pick up an application at the library, e-mail, or call 541-565-3279.   4/12

SEEKING INTERIOR COURTHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHS 1899-1930. In search of pictures taken inside of the original Sherman County Courthouse, during and shortly after construction, dating between 1899-1930. Any help locating pictures would be sincerely appreciated. Please contact Ross Turney at 541-565-3505 or at with any information. – Lee Langston, Community Member


Notice of Job Posting: School Custodian. Sherman County School District is seeking a qualified part-time Custodial candidate to work at Sherman County School in Moro starting April 29 or before. Benefit package included. Criminal record check and pre-employment drug test required. For information and application materials please email Wes Owens @

Duties. The school custodian is responsible for performing custodial duties, minor maintenance and other miscellaneous duties in order to ensure that the school building and facilities are maintained in a healthy, safe and sanitary manner. 

Application Method/Materials Required. Please submit a letter of interest, application and resume by April 18, 2019 to: Wes Owens, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, Oregon 97039  (541) 565-3500 Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer. 4/12

ASSISTANT CHILD CARE PROVIDER: Part-time position available at ABC Huskies Child Care in Wasco. Experience preferred but will train. Must be a team player, child oriented and able to work flexible hours. For application and further details: 541-442-5024, email  Employment Application is available on our website at 4/12 

WATERSHED PROGRAM ASSISTANT. Applications are now being accepted for a full time Watershed Program Assistant at the Sherman County Soil and Water Conservation District in Moro, Oregon. Benefits included, pay DOE. Duties include assisting the execution of day to day management, outreach, education, and administrative tasks for the Sherman County SWCD and Watershed Council. The Program Assistant will provide support for the SWCD and Watershed Council meetings, grant submittals and tracking, project implementation and NRCS Farm Bill support. Send cover letter and resume to Sherman County SWCD, 302 Scott Street, Moro, Oregon 97039, or email For more information, call (541) 565-3216 ext. 109. 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. 4/12

HELP GILLIAM AND SHERMAN COUNTY STUDENTS SUCCEED. Do you know someone with time to spare, who loves to drive, and help others? Refer them to Mid Columbia Bus Company! Once the person you refer becomes certified and drives a full route for at least 30 days, we will donate $1000.00 to a school organization of your choice. What we offer: $13.30 an hour, Paid training, Flexible schedule, Dental, Vision, Medical Plan, 401 K … And more! Qualifications: Pass a criminal history check, Have a good driving record, Have a valid Oregon driver’s license, Ability to obtain Class B CDL with training. Contact Mid Columbia Bus Company and tell us where to make a donation today: ~Amberlena Shaffer, RecruiterOFFICE: (541) 567-0551CELL: (541) 303-5093Email:   4/26


SHERMAN COUNTY PRESCHOOL OPEN ENROLLMENT. Sherman County Preschool is looking ahead to next school year.  We will be holding an open enrollment at 6pm on April 5th in the preschool.  We encourage anyone interested in their child attending preschool to complete an enrollment packet.  Space is limited to 20 children and Head Start spots are limited as well.  To be eligible for the 2019-2020 preschool year your child must be 3-5 years of age on or before September 1st, 2019 and be potty trained.  We contract with both North Central ESD and Umatilla Morrow Head Starts to provide Head Start services to qualifying families.  They are both wonderful agencies with great employees who love to help kids and their families, but again spots are limited so you don’t want to miss out on signing up.  Most, if not all, spots will be filled by early summer. Sherman Co. Preschool is a QRIS 5-star program with a Director (Carrie Somnis) & 3 Teachers (Brenda Massie, Sarah Goodenough & Miranda Owens) who love children and have over 30+ years of combined teaching experience.  Sherman Co. Preschool is located in Moro in the elementary wing of the Sherman County School.  We introduce preschoolers to learning in a warm and caring environment that encourages children to learn through play and structured small group activities.  We offer transportation services in the afternoon with stops in Moro and Wasco at each daycare.

If you are unable to make the open enrollment but are interested in your child attending preschool next year please send an email to with your name, mailing address, and child’s age/name as of September 1st, 2019.  Feel free to call the preschool directly with any questions.  The phone number is (541) 565-3320, hours are 7:30am-2pm Monday-Thursday.  During preschool hours (8am-12pm) we are busy with kids & may not answer, but please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible. 4/5

LOCAL GENERAL CONTRACTOR, HANDYMAN & EQUIPMENT OPERATOR. Ready for spring projects, large and small, indoors or out. Please call Kevin at 541-993-4282 | KCK, Inc. | Licensed, bonded and insured. CCB #135768. References available. 5/17





HANDCRAFTED INDOOR & OUTDOOR FURNITURE. 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 accepted. ~The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | 541-993-4282 | | Facebook | 5/17





HAMILTON PIANO. Free to a good home. Beautiful dark wood Hamilton upright piano available free to a good home. High quality, good working order, tunable. Long bench included. Located at the Parish Hall in Wasco. Please call Molly (541)565-3315 to schedule a viewing.



SEEKING INTERIOR COURTHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHS 1899-1930. In search of pictures taken inside of the original Sherman County Courthouse, during and shortly after construction, dating between 1899-1930. Any help locating pictures would be sincerely appreciated. Please contact Ross Turney at 541-565-3505 or at with any information. – Lee Langston, Community Member

HOST FAMILY. Host a Foreign Exchange Student. ASSE Student Exchange Programs is now looking for American families to host high school students from Asia. These personable and academically select exchange students speak English, are bright, curious, and eager to learn about this country through living as part of a family for an academic year and attending high school. Your support of these students reinforces the United States’ commitment to education and opportunity throughout the world.

ASSE is currently seeking host families for these well-qualified, bright, motivated and well-screened students coming from Japan, China, Thailand, Taiwan, Mongolia, and South Korea. By living with local host families and attending local high schools, the students acquire an understanding of American values and build on leadership skills.

The exchange students arrive from their home country shortly before school begins and return at the end of the school year. Each ASSE student is fully insured, brings his or her own personal spending money and expects to bear his or her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles. At the same time the student will be teaching their newly adopted host family about their own culture and language.   If you are interested in opening your home and sharing your family life with a young person from abroad, please contact us today for more information, call (800) 733-2773, go online at or email  4/26

3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)



5 Sherman County Preschool Open Enrollment 5:30 Preschool

6 Slow Art Day at Maryhill Museum of Art

6 Equine Mania LLC Advanced Sorting Clinic w/Kristi Siebert (541) 980-7394

6 Great Electrifying Event at Bonneville Lock and Dam 10-3

6-7 Spring Farming Days & Ag Museum, Pomeroy, Washington

7 Kent Baptist Church & Mud Springs Gospel Band 6 Kent

8 Sherman County Planning Commission Hearing 5:30

8 Sherman County School Board Meeting 7

9 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2

9 North Central Public Health District Budget Meeting 1:30 Burnet Building, Moro

10 Rufus City Council 7

10-11 Sherman County Budget Committee Meeting

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

13 Beginning Genealogy Class 10:30 Discovery Center

13 Grass Valley’s Annual Egg Hunt, Reptile Zone & Skate Party 10 Pavilion

13 Celebrate National Poetry Month with Poets 5 Klindt’s Booksellers

14 Bill Hulse: Celebration of Life 1 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

14 Wasco County Historical Society Benefit 40-mile long Poker Run 541-980-0918


15 Community Center Dinner & Bingo 5:30 Wasco School Events Center

16 Frontier Regional 911 Board of Directors Meeting 1:30

16 Tri-County Community Corrections Board 3:30 Gilliam County

16 Wasco City Council 7

17 Sherman County Court 9

17 Biggs Service District Public Hearing 8:30 Sherman County Courthouse

17 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory Board 12:30

18 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Budget Committee 9 NORCOR

18 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Board Meeting 10 NORCOR

18 Sherman County Book Club 6 Sherman County Public/School Library

19 Easter Bake Sale 11-12 Sherman County Senior & Community Center

19 Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting TBA



21 Easter Brunch Buffet 11 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

23 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10

24 Tri-County Courts 10-2 Sherman County Courthouse

26 N. Central Livestock Assoc. Bull Tour to Gilliam County starts 9 Wasco School

27 Learn to Crochet 2 Sherman County Public/School Library


1 Sherman County Court 9

1 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Exec. Board 4 The Dalles



2 Sherman County Fair Board 7

2 All County Prayer Meeting Kent Baptist church social 6:30, prayer 7:00-8:30

3-5 Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour

4 County-wide Clean-up Day

4 Farmers Market 10-4 Moro

4 Wasco County Pioneer Association Annual Meeting – Fort Dalles Readiness Center

4-5 72nd Annual Arlington Jackpot Rodeo 12:30 Arlington, Oregon

6 Grass Valley City Council 7

8 Rufus City Council 7

8 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Board 12:30

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

10-12 Equine Mania LLC Cows & More Clinic w/Mary Jane Brown (541) 980-7394

11 Spring Plant Fair 9 The Dalles City Park


14 Sherman County Watershed Council 8 TBA

14 Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District Board 8:30 TBA

14 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 The Dalles

15-17 National Association of Counties, Western Interstate Region, Spokane

17 Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting TBA



21 Wasco City Council 7

24 Sherman County Budget Hearing – Courthouse



1 Farmers Market 10-4 Moro

1-2 Equine Mania LLC Wheatacres Ranch Trail & Cattle Challenge (541) 980-7394

3 Grass Valley City Council 7

4 Wasco City Council 7

5 All County Prayer Meeting Wasco Methodist Church social 6:30, prayer 7:00-8:30

6 Sherman County Fair Board 7

8 Veterans’ Benefit Fair & Support Services, Earl Snell Memorial Park, Arlington