Sherman County eNews #147






2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)  


CLASSIFIED ADS. Free classified ads are published on Fridays. The deadline is Wednesday at 5. Please submit ads by using the Submit News page. Include who, what, where, when, & how, contact information and the final Friday date for posting your ad (shown by the date at the end of the ad, for example, 3/17), and under 50 words if possible. This service is limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome. Please share your Thank You and Congratulatory Notes and Joyful News (anniversaries, achievements, awards, births, birthdays, graduations, weddings, etc.) here. No posters or flyers.

NEWS RELEASES. Please submit event and information news, meeting notices and calendar dates by using the Submit News page. Include who, what, where, when, how & why with contact or source information. As appropriate, follow up with news of event results. Links are welcome. No posters or flyers. Keep it relevant, no longer than 350 words. 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. We encourage letters to the Editor that focus on ideas and opinions about public issues and events rather than personalities or private matters. We reserve the right to change policies at any time and to reject or edit any Letter to the Editor.

  • Keep it short, no longer than 350 words.
  • Keep it simple with one or two clear points. No attachments.
  • Keep it fresh with no more than one letter per writer per month.
  • Keep it civilized, in good taste and free from libel.
  • Keep it relevant; focus on a local event, previous letter or issues of general concern – not personalities.
  • Letters must be signed, name and town. Anonymous letters will not be posted.
  • Please submit Letters to the Editor by using the Submit News page.


Appreciation 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 behalf of ABC Huskies Child Care, a Huge Thank You to the volunteers and Sherman County Community for their support in helping make the 2019 Wasco Memorial Weekend County Breakfast a great success. Special recognition goes to North Sherman Rural Fire Protection District for use of their facility, Morrow County Grain Growers for securing and transporting the grills, Wasco Market for their generous donation of ham, Sherman County for making available the tables and chairs, to staff and board members whose teamwork kept everything running smoothly and most importantly to our volunteer cooks who prepared a fantastic meal: Norman Fridley, Kent Thomas, Chris Kaseberg and Commissioner Tom McCoy. This fundraiser is important to the operation of our child care program and we greatly appreciate the local support. Thank You!!  ~Carrie Kaseberg, Gail Macnab & Melva Thomas – Board of Directors

THANK YOU! Thank you everyone who made Wasco’s memorial celebration such a success.  Spectators, vendors, especially the Air Force ((Col Sean Sullivan and other pilot)) for the fly over. Pastor Joe Burgess gave a wonderful tribute to our veterans! ~Carol MacKenzie

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



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. 


OYCC CREW LEADER & CREW. For more information regarding the OYCC program visit  Sherman County OYCC is accepting applications for several positions within the OYCC Program.  The positions are scheduled to work 6 weeks beginning July 2019 and ending August 2019; 40hr/week, Monday through Friday.  All applicants must be able to perform manual labor in adverse weather conditions.  Please review the job descriptions and contract before applying on the Sherman County Prevention webpage.  The Student Contract must be signed before a Crew Member application will be accepted.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Friday, June 14, 2019 for the youth crew.  The Crew Leader position will be open until filled and required a 3-day training in Bend on June 19-21st. Any applicant over 18 years of age must complete and pass a criminal history background check. Job description and/or employment application can be found at; by email  or contact the Sherman County Prevention Department at 541-565-5036.  *Submit a letter of interest describing your qualifications, a completed employment application and for youth, student contract, to the Sherman County Prevention Program, PO Box 263, Moro, OR  97039 or in person at the Sherman County Courthouse. 6/14 

HIRING. Evergreen Holdings is growing fast and we need quality employees to help us keep up with production demands. There are several positions on a variety of shifts available. There are also career advancement opportunities available for those with strong work ethic. We provide medical, dental and vision benefits. We are the leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical grade CBD products in the country. We have grown and are continuing to expand our production team. Be a part of the fastest growing company in Oregon and in the CBD industry. Call (971) 400-0248 or drop off your resume at 211 SW North Street, Grass Valley, Oregon. 

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.


–Adult Foster Home / New Career
“Start Your Own In-Home Business”
–Adult Foster Home
Resident Manager, Shift Caregiver
& Substitute Caregivers
–Homecare Worker / In-Home Caregiving
June 18, 2019 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM
Refreshments provided.  6/14

LOCAL HISTORY FOR THE CURIOUS. Sherman County, Oregon, An Historical Collection is a local history website honoring the people who kept the records and preserved the stories. It is truly the work of many, and will appeal to the curious, history enthusiasts and genealogists. Content includes a 1965 cemetery survey, stories, time lines, photographs and information about businesses, churches, government, military service, places and towns. See 6/28

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 5/31
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





HAND-CRAFTED BARREL STAVE FURNITURE. Locally handcrafted furniture and novelty gifts created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels and other reclaimed materials. Special orders accepted. ~The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | Call Kevin at 541-993-4282 | 8/30

VEHICLES. Notice: Sherman County Surplus Sale

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



3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)



1 Sherman County School Graduation 11

1 Farmers Market 10-4 Moro

1 Arlington Fishing Derby & Spring Walapalooza 8-12

1 State Parks Day: Free Camping & Day Use

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

2 Sherman High School Class of 1975 Reunion 541-993-7073

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 Sherman County Budget Committee Meeting 9:15 Courthouse

5 Sherman County Court: Mass Gathering Public Hearing 10

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

6 Frontier Regional 911 Dispatch Board of Directors Meeting 10 Condon

6 Sherman County Family Fair 4-6 Moro City Park

6 North Central Education Service District Board Meeting 6 Condon

6 Sherman County Fair Board 7


7 Gorge Broadband Consortium 1 The Dalles

8 Saddle Up for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 541-993-3565

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 Board Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

11 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3 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 Bridal Shower for Krista Perisho 10 Sherman County Extension Office

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


1 Grass Valley City Council 7

2 Moro City Council 7

3 Sherman County Court 9

3 All County Prayer Meeting Grass Valley Baptist Church social 6:30, prayer 7:00-8:30


6 Farmers Market 10-4 Moro

8-11 Sherman 4-H Kids Food Preservation Day Camp

9 Sherman County Watershed Council 8

9 Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District 8:30

9 North Central Public Health Department 3 The Dalles

9 Tri-County Mental Health Board 11-2

10 Sherman Senior & Community Center Advisory 12:30 Senior Center

10 Rufus City Council 7

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

12-14 Athena Caledonian Games, Athena

17 Sherman County Court 9

20 Starry Night at the Museum – Maryhill Museum of Art

20-21 Maryhill Museum: Free Admission for Sherman County

21-24 Sherman 4-H Kids Food Science Baking Day Camp

22 Maryhill Museum Summer Art Institute

24 Gilliam, Sherman, Wheeler Tri-County Courts 10 Condon

24-27 Jefferson County Fair

24-28 Hood River County Fair

27 Fifth Annual Veteran Benefit Expo in Pendleton

31-Aug 4 Union County Fair


Sherman County eNews #146


  1. Living with Integrity

  2. D-Day | June 6

  3. North Central Public Health District Board of Directors Meeting, June 11

  4. Sherman County Senior & Community Center June Meal Menu

  5. Wasco County Original Courthouse Preservation Annual Meeting, June 1

  6. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

The people who show up … decide.

1. Living with Integrity

When you think about the people you know who have integrity, do you count yourself among them? What does it mean to be a person of integrity? Well, first and foremost, integrity is about truth. And truth is the greatest force we have for personal and planetary well-being.

No bomb, no hatred, and no prejudice can match the strength of truth. In troubled and uncertain times, truth is our most powerful friend. Truth is the one thing that causes fear deep in the souls of those who would pervert it. When we all stand for truth, we are confident, whole, and energized – and a force to be reckoned with.

Throughout history, every great philosopher and religious leader has tried to teach us the same lesson – the principle that integrity, or wholeness, is the natural order of things. In spite of the fact that we live in separate bodies, houses, and nations, our essential nature is one of unity.

Any separation we think we see is an illusion that we have mistakenly learned to believe in. As long as we feel separate and isolated, we will behave in ways that result in damage to others and ourselves. Most religious and scientific scholars agree that our entire universe is one huge system – integrated and whole.

To behave as an integrated system, then, is to have integrity – to stand up for the truth of our inter-connectedness and our need to care for each other if we are to survive. You see, when we have integrity, we align ourselves with the entire universe – “the force” if you will. And when we live with integrity, we become very powerful indeed. ~The Pacific Institute.

2. D-Day | June 6

During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control.

Code named Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning. Prior to D-Day, the Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the Germans about the intended invasion target. By late August 1944, all of northern France had been liberated, and by the following spring the Allies had defeated the Germans. The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of war in Europe. See

Unlike V-E Day (“Victory in Europe”) or V-J Day (“Victory over Japan”), the “D” in D-Day isn’t short for “departure” or “decision.” As early as World War I, the U.S. military used the term D-Day to designate the launch date of a mission. One reason was to keep the actual date out of the hands of spies; another was to serve as a placeholder until an actual date was chosen. They also used H-Hour for the specific time of the launch.

 3. Notice. North Central Public Health District Board of Directors Meeting, June 11

The North Central Public Health District Board will be meeting Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the North Central Public Health District office, located at 419 E. 7th Street, in the Main Meeting Room, in The Dalles, Oregon. This meeting is open to the general public.

 4. Sherman County Senior & Community Center June 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 #565-3191, the day before to ensure that we make enough food to serve!

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3 4 5 6 7
Beef & Bean Burritos

Mexican Rice

Veggies, Salad & Dessert


Garlic Bread

Veggies, Salad & Fruit

Meatloaf BBQ Baked Chicken Fish & Chips
Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Au gratin potatoes Veggies
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Salad Bar & Dessert
10 11 12 13 14
Patty Melts Chicken a la King Fried Chicken Bacon & Swiss Quiche Beef Chili
Potato Wedges Biscuits Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Veggies Cornbread
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Salad Bar & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert
17 18 19 20 21
Pizza loaded w/ Meat Chicken Strips Shepherd’s Pie Mac & Cheese w/ Bacon Clam Chowder
Salad Bar Hash brown Casserole Biscuits Salad Bar Salmon Cakes
Veggies & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert
24 25 26 27 28
Sloppy Joes/Bun Taco Salad Salisbury Steak Sweet & Sour Chicken B.L.T. Sandwich
Tater Tots Tortilla Chips Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Rice Pilaf Soup
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & 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 food is 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.

 5. Wasco County Original Courthouse Preservation Annual Meeting, June 1

Wasco County Original Courthouse Preservation Corporation

Annual Membership Meeting

Saturday, June 1st at 1:30

Business Meeting

Presentation: The Elusive Dr. Brooks, Early Physician in The Dalles




Wasco County Original Courthouse, 410 W. 2nd, The Dalles

6. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

bird.owlGorge Grown Local Food Network, Farmers Markets

Federally Funded Study: Common Core Sunk U.S. Kids’ Test Scores

Blueprint for Balance: A Federal Budget for FY 2020

Trovants – The Growing Stones of Romania