Sherman County eNews #113


  1. Scam Alert

  2. Letter to the Editor: Write in Jeremy Lanthorn for School Board position 1

  3. All County Prayer Meeting, May 2

  4. FREE Hazardous Waste (+ E-WASTE) Event for Households, Businesses & Ag Producers, May 3

  5. On the Topic of Taking Risks

  6. Sherman County Senior & Community Center May Meal Menu

My desire to be well-informed is currently at odds with my desire to remain sane. ~Unattributed

1. Scam Alert

Scam alert. Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. Read more: Learn how to report fraud and assist others:

2. Letter to the Editor: Write in Jeremy Lanthorn for School Board position 1

pencil.sharpVote Tuesday May 21st, 2019 and write in Jeremy Lanthorn for School Board position 1.
I’m am asking for your votes for the school board position 1. I have been an active member of the community since my wife, Kara Lanthorn, and I moved to Sherman County in 2011. I have helped the yearbook class with photography information, provided photos to the school, boosters, and local paper to help promote the students and athletes at Sherman county schools. This year I began serving as a 4H leader for the photography club. I helped coach youth flag football in the fall, and I am in my 4th year of helping with SKORE (an after-school program for kids in Sherman County). I have two children who attend Sherman County School, one in 3rd and one in 4th grade, and another who will begin preschool this coming fall. I have served on several different non-profit boards including serving as the president of a board serving Eastern Washington, Northeast Oregon, and Northern Idaho.

We live in a great community that supports our kids at all levels. We have a fantastic school with great teachers, administration, support staff, and students. I hope to help Sherman county schools continue to strive for excellence at all levels, to push ourselves to be better than we were before and never settle for good enough. I thank you for your support and I look forward to serving our community, school, and students.

I would also encourage you to write in Paul Bish for School Board position 5.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me:
(541) 333-2013
(541) 993-2446

Jeremy Lanthorn

Grass Valley

3. All County Prayer Meeting, May 2

church.family1The All County Prayer Meeting is Thursday, May 2nd @ the Kent Baptist Church. Fellowship starts at 6:30 PM, Pray time starts at 7:00 PM and ends at 8:30 PM.  Everyone is welcome to come and join the meeting; come and join in when you can get there. Thank you. ~Red Gibbs

4. FREE Hazardous Waste (+ E-WASTE) Event for Households, Businesses & Ag Producers, May 3

recycle.blwhWHAT: Get rid of unwanted hazardous waste, electronics and medicine too

WHEN: Friday, May 3, 10am-2pm

WHERE: Sherman County Road Department, 501 4th Street, Moro, OR


AG Chemicals & Pesticides

Paints and stains of all types

Yard, garden, pool and spa chemicals

Cleaners, disinfectants, solvents and glues

Automotive fluids (antifreeze, brake fluids, motor oil, etc…)

Art and hobby chemicals

Fluorescent lamps, CFL bulbs and ballasts

Propane bottles and tanks

Old gasoline

Fire extinguishers

Batteries (all types)

ELECTRONICS Only these Items Accepted:

Computers, Monitors, Laptops/Tablets, TV’s, Keyboards, Printers, Mice, and Cell Phones


Unwanted prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and pet medicines. NO sharps (Free sharps disposal at: Hood River Transfer Station, The Dalles Disposal, Moro Medical Clinic)

Items NOT Accepted

Explosives, ammunition, asbestos (call us to find out how to dispose of)

 Although FREE, pre-registration is required for businesses and farmers. This helps our contractor bring the proper supplies. To Register, please contact: Stericycle Environmental Service at (360) 772-2838,

Sponsored by: Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling Program. Call 541-506-2632 or visit

5. On the Topic of Taking Risks

What is it that enables some folks to take big-time risks without becoming a nervous wreck? Taking risks in life isn’t easy, because there is always the possibility of loss involved. However, it doesn’t have to be a white-knuckle experience, either. So how can you take the anxiety out of risk-taking?

Well, first of all, you don’t take foolish risks. Take risks only when you believe that what you are going for will be better than what you already have. You won’t want to risk anything you can’t afford to lose, so a careful analysis – with eyes wide open – is only common sense.

Second, remind yourself that risk-taking is involved in everything worthwhile in life. Without taking risks, you can’t find true love, develop personal power, gain the respect of others or raise healthy, happy kids, for that matter.

Third, refrain from worrying excessively about the outcome. Instead, spend time imagining exactly how it will look and feel if things go just as you want them to. In other words, stay focused on what you have to gain, not what you have to lose.

Our experience in life is largely determined by where we choose to focus our attention. If you think loss, talk loss, see loss day after day, it is far more likely that you will end up with loss. On the other hand, if your purpose is worthy, your commitment strong, and your thoughts focused on a positive end-result, you will behave like a winner.

And whether or not any given risk pays off in the long run, if you behave like a winner you will be a winner in the only game that counts – the game of being the best you that you can be. ~The Pacific Institute

6. Sherman County Senior & Community Center May Meal Menu

We serve lunch at 12:00 noon sharp.  First come, first served.If you have a group of 2 or more, please let the Kitchen staff know at 541-565-3191 the day before to ensure that we make enough food!

MEAL PRICING: Under 60 Yrs. $7.00 ~~ 60 Yrs. & Up $4.00 suggested donation!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  1            2 3
Meatloaf Chicken a la King Pulled Pork on a roll
Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Biscuits Baked Beans
Veggies. Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert
6 7 8 9 10
Reuben Sandwich Beef & Broccoli Oven Fried Chicken Tuna Casserole Beef Chili
Potato Wedges Fried Rice Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Salad Bar Cornbread
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies. Salad & Dessert Veggies & Fruit Veggies. Salad & Dessert
13 14 15 16 17
Cheeseburgers Hot Turkey on a roll Spaghetti w. Meat Sauce Chicken Enchiladas Pork Chops
Tater Tots Mashed Potatoes w/ gravy Garlic Bread Rice Red Potatoes
Veggies. Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies. Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies. Salad & Dessert
20 21 22 23 24
Chicken/Sausage Alfredo Mac & Cheese w/ Ham Salisbury Steak Stromboli loaded w. Meat Beef Tacos
w/ Penne Salad Bar Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Salad Bar Refried Beans
Veggies. Salad & Dessert Veggies & Fruit Veggies. Salad & Dessert Veggies & Fruit Veggies. Salad & Dessert
27 28 29 30 31
CLOSED Chicken Strips Hamburger Gravy White Bean Chicken Chili Sloppy Joes w. Bun
FOR MEMORIAL Potato Wedges Over Mashed Potatoes Muffins Tater Tots
DAY Veggies & Fruit Veggies. Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies. Salad & Dessert

Menu subject to change due to availability

ATTENTION:  For those who have food allergies, be aware that a large variety of foods are prepared in the kitchen.  Therefore, meals may be prepared with ingredients and food service equipment may come in contact with ingredients to which you may have an allergic reaction, such as nuts.