Sherman County eNews #140






church.family1Grass Valley First Baptist Church is having its Spring Fling on Saturday, June 8th at 6:30 p.m. It is featuring Joni Harms who will be there to encourage and perform. The dinner is a potluck. Please bring side dish or dessert. It is a family event and all are welcome. Babysitting will be provided. ~Joe Burgess, Pastor

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applause1Appreciation can make a day – even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. ~Margaret Cousins

THANK YOU! On May 10, 2019, Sherman County Prevention sponsored a Mother’s/Grandmother’s Appreciation Dinner and Dance in honor of Mother’s Day.  The intent was to honor the moms in our county while creating bonding experiences for families.  The event was well attended and everyone had a good time.  I would like to thank Ali Roark, Rod Asher and Merva Haley for assisting with decorating and carrying out last minute duties as needed during the event. The Wasco Events Center was a great venue.  Dinner, catered by Country Side Catering, Brittney Havins, was delicious and the music by DJE added a lot of fun.  Thanks again to each of you.  This would not have been a success without each of you! ~Amy Asher, Sherman County Prevention Coordinator

THANK YOU, ODOT, for sweeping Wasco’s streets! They look so nice! ~Carol MacKenzie

I can live for two months on a good compliment. ~Mark Twain



COUNTRY BREAKFAST with SHERMAN COUNTY CHILD CARE FOUNDATION / ABC HUSKIES DAY CARE. Wasco Memorial Day Country Breakfast 7:30-10:30 Wasco Fire Hall May 26 & 27.

BINGO & MAKE-YOUR-OWN ICE CREAM SUNDAES for FOOD BANK. St. Mary Parish Hall, next door to the Wasco School Events Center, Monday, May 27, 1-3pm. Hosted by the Catholic Community of Sherman County to benefit the Sherman County Food Bank.

RAFFLE to SUPPORT WASCO MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION. Get your tickets at the historic Railroad Depot in Wasco May 26-27.

MEMORIAL DAY PASTRY AUCTION. Please help support the Wasco Memorial Day Celebration by bringing a baked item to the Pastry Auction on May 27th. I will be at the Train Depot to gather and label your tasty treats starting at 9am. The Auction is held after the parade. All proceeds go directly to the Memorial Day Fund to keep the parade entry free, to allow vendors to set up for free, to have free kid activities. I can also pick up baked items on Sunday if you want to donate but can’t make it Monday. Contact me at 541-340-0392.

All good fund raising plans have one thing in common: they show a diverse number of sources for their income. The board of directors plays a crucial role in the selection, implementation and evaluation of fundraising strategies. Board members may individually commit to raising and giving a certain amount of money. The basic premise of fundraising – You must ask; you must give. Everything after that involves creativity, imagination and a sense of fun.


Participate in the process of your community and country.

One person can make a difference.

Take a stand.

Do something about it.

Look hard at your larger community

–it may need your specific participation. –Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey

JUST ASK! How can I help? Sherman County’s current activities require the equivalent of 290 volunteers –  part-time, one-time, once-yearly, once-monthly, as needed. Just ask! How can I help? The need is great. These come to mind… Your child’s activities. Your church. Sherman County Fair. Wasco Memorial Day Celebration. Sherman County Senior & Community Center. Sherman County Historical Museum. Sherman High School Booster Club. Wasco School Events Center. Grass Valley Pavilion. Cemetery clean-up days. Maryhill Museum. Food Banks. Respond to public notices of vacant local government positions, including EMT training. Lion’s Club. Or… if you can’t give of your time, give your support with your tax deductible dollars. ~The Editor. 


SHERMAN COUNTY FAIR BOARD SECRETARY. Job Description – May 15, 2019: Year-round paid position, pay DOE, hours vary based on season, some evenings and weekends required. Reports to: President, Sherman County Fair Board


  • Prepare and advertise agenda, following public meeting laws.
  • Prepare monthly financial reports to present to the Board at meetings.
  • Keep all minutes of the Fair Board and/or committees and disperse copies to necessary individuals and groups
  • Keep complete and accurate records of all proceedings and transactions in which the Board or Fair is concerned or involved in any way.
  • Issue notices, announcements or publications of or for the Fair and board.
  • Conduct correspondence, order supplies and maintain adequate records on file for all Fair dealings
  • Receive and keep complete records of all entries and awards made for premiums in all departments of the fair, except 4-H and FFA.
  • Off season events: arrange contracts, collect rent, etc. and note in monthly reports.
  • Prepare reports as may be required by Oregon Fair Association.
  • Prepare calendar of events for the year, indicating uses, revenue, dates, etc. of use of fairgrounds.
  • Year-round promotion of the fair
  • Manage fair office and hire office staff for Fair season
  • Administrative duties include answering phones, regular mailings and emails, updating and maintaining filing, provide bills to the County in a timely matter, record and report revenues and expenditures
  • Aid Fair Board in the development of the yearly budget for operations of the Fairgrounds and work with the finance director of the County.
  • Help solicit funds for the Fair.
  • Aid Board in grounds maintenance and trash removal
  • Prepare the premium book for publication

Experience & Skills: Experience with accounting, Microsoft Word, and Excel is essential. The position requires effectiveness in financial management, excellent verbal and written communications, and working well with the public.

To Apply: Qualified applicants should send resume and cover letter by May 31st, 2019 to: Sherman County Fair Board, PO Box 45, Wasco, OR 97065 OR submit electronically to: 5/24

FT MECHANIC. Apex Auto & Truck Repair is hiring! In need of a Mechanic who:
* Has diesel experience
* Has a valid drivers license
* Has a CDL, but not required
* Is great with communication
* Has a positive attitude
* Has the ability to work with minimal supervision
* Has road service experience
ASE Certification is a plus, but not required.
Full-Time position. No Cap Depending On Experience. Hourly or Flat-rate options are available.
Call 541-565-3001 for more information.
Applications are also available on www.apextruckrepair.com6/7

FT GRAIN ACCOUNTANT. MCP is seeking applicants for a full time Grain Accountant at our main office in Moro OR. An ideal candidate will preferably have a background in Ag and poss. an entrepreneurial aptitude w/ the ability to operate a business profitably, in a fast paced environment. Proficiency in accounting debits and credits and a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Accounting -or- 3 years of verifiable accounting experience is required. See full ad @ Contact HR for questions or to request an appointment 541-565-2277.  6/7

CUSTODIAN. Sherman County School District is seeking a qualified 1.0 FTE custodial candidate. The candidate must be self-motivated and is responsible for performing custodial duties, minor maintenance, and other miscellaneous duties on a regimented schedule in order to ensure that the school building and facilities are maintained in a healthy, safe, and sanitary manner.  Medical, dental, and vision insurance are included. Criminal record check and pre-employment drug screening required. For information and application materials please email or call Wes Owens at or 541-565-3500.

Application Method/Materials Required. Please submit a letter of interest, application (available from the school district) and resume if you are interested in the position to: Wes Owens, Superintendent, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, Oregon 97039, (541) 565-3500 This position will remain open until filled. Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer.


STRONG PEOPLE STRENGTH TRAINING. Join us at the Grass Valley Pavilion Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:30 am to strengthen your bones and improve your balance and well-being. For questions call Fern Wilcox 541-980-5093 or email at 5/24

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. 6/28

HOST A CBYX SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT FROM GERMANY. ASSE Student Exchange Programs is now seeking American families to host high school students from Germany. All these exceptional students have received a scholarship through The Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX), a U.S. State Department-sponsored program. The CBYX scholarship provides a unique opportunity for 250 young Americans to spend a year in Germany, while at the same time, giving 300 young Germans the change to live a year in the United States! All the students live as members of caring host families and enjoy a variety of program activities, in addition to learning life in a new country. By improving not only their language skills, but also increasing their intercultural awareness, these students form a bridge of understanding between Germany and the United States and continue to strengthen ties between their two countries. This historic US State Department program seeks to foster democracy and values inherent in a free market economy. Your support of these students and programs like this reinforces the United States’ commitment to education and opportunity throughout the world. Become an ASSE host family for one of these well-qualified, bright, motivated and well-screened students coming from Germany. By living with local host families and attending local high schools, these scholarship students acquire an understanding of American values and build on leadership skills. 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 5/24




WASCO MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE. Multi-Family Yard Sale Saturday and Sunday, May 25th & 26th, 10am to 4pm, 912 Pemberton Street, Wasco, Oregon. We’re the house that sits back by itself by the storage facility and Pacific Power substation. Furniture, tons of young girls clothes, men’s and women’s clothes, shoes, kitchenware, toys, bikes, decor, etc. Too much to list! Come on over and take a look. 5/24

GRASS VALLEY PAVILION & PARK SALE. The annual Pavilion and Park Sale will be May 24th & 25th in Grass Valley, Oregon, from 9:30 – 4:00.  Participation fee: $10.00. Venders welcome: Crafters, yard sales, gardeners, photographers, food items. PLEASE LEAVE MESSAGE to register with Terri Bibby 541-333-2374. 5/24


2000 Ford E450 Bus

Auto Transmission

Mileage: ~ 125,490 miles

As Is Condition

VIN #: 1FDXE4553YHB96056


2008 Jeep Patriot

Auto Transmission

Mileage: ~ 87,058 miles

As Is Condition: Possible Drive Train Issue

VIN #: 108FF28W18D605526


2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Auto Transmission

Mileage: ~ 33,980

As Is Condition

VIN #: 3A8FY68878T155104


2014 Dodge Charger

Auto Transmission

Mileage: ~ 99,856

As Is Condition

VIN #: 2C3CDXAT4EH158884

Sealed bids must be submitted to the Sherman County Court, P.O. Box 365, Moro, OR 97039 by 5:00 pm Tuesday June 4, 2019. Bids will be opened and read aloud during County Court on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. ALL ENVELOPES AND BIDS MUST BE LABELED WITH THE ITEM YOU ARE BIDDING ON. Minimum bid for Ford Van: $2,000; Minimum bid for Jeep Patriot: $2,000; Minimum bid for PT Cruiser: $3,500; Minimum bid for Dodge Charger: $10,000. To request a viewing appointment, contact the Office of the Sherman County Court at 541-565-3416. 5/31





FREE SALVAGEABLE PVC GUTTERS. I have a bunch of old PVC Gutters that I took off my home. There are many parts that are usable if you have or want to put up some gutters. They are white. Contact me via email / Text 541-965-1227 or call. 6/7 



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24 BURN BAN Begins for N. Sherman & Moro RFPDs, Rufus, Wasco & Moro

24 Sherman County Budget Hearing – Courthouse

24-25 Grass Valley Pavilion & Park Sale 9:30-4 Grass Valley

25-26 Catfish Extravaganza, Rufus/John Day River

26-27 Wasco Memorial Day Country Breakfast 7:30-10:30 Wasco Fire Hall


27 Wasco Memorial Day Celebration U.S. Air Force Fly-over between 10 & 10:30; Tribute to Veterans; Parade at 11; Paradise Rose Chuck Wagon BBQ; Pastry Auction; Car Show; Dandy Valley Nursery Stock for Sale; Music by Tyson Huckins; Train Rides for Kids; Ice Cream & Bingo at the Parish Hall. 541-340-0392.

28 Sherman County/Cities Fiber Meeting 6

30 Sherman County School Senior Scholarship Program 7

31-June 2 Junior Livestock Show, Tygh Valley 


1 Sherman County School Graduation 11

1 Farmers Market 10-4 Moro

1 Arlington Fishing Derby & Spring Walapalooza 8-12

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

3 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10

3 Grass Valley City Council 7

4 Sherman County School Junior High Academic Awards 2:30

5 Biggs Service District Budget Committee Meeting 8:30 Courthouse

5 Sherman County Court 9

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

6 Sherman County Fair Board 7


7 Gorge Broadband Consortium 1 The Dalles

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

9 Sherman Historical Society Museum Wine 4, Dinner & Program 5 Museum

11 Tri-County Mental Health 11-2 The Dalles

11 Pendleton Experiment Station Field Day

12 Moro Experiment Station Field Day

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

12 Rufus City Council 7

12 Estate Planning Seminar 6 Sherman Senior & Community Center


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

15 Cascade Singers Compositori Femminili 7 Zion Lutheran Church


16 Father’s Day at Maryhill Museum

16 Cascade Singers Compositori Femminili 3 Zion Lutheran Church

16-21 Cottonwood Crossing Summer Institute for High School Students

17 Sherman County School District Board 7

18 Caregiver Job Fair 10-6 DHS, The Dalles

19 Sherman County Court 9

19-21 Sherman County 4-H Camp for 4th-6th graders, Wamic

24-28 Vacation Bible School – Moro Community Presbyterian Church

26-29 OSU 4-H Summer Conference for 7th-12th graders, Corvallis