Sherman County eNews #190






church.family1Boldly Shaken

“And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.” (Acts 4:31)

After being arrested for proclaiming salvation in the name of the risen Jesus Christ, Peter and Paul were threatened and warned to not speak again of Him in public. They responded that they could not abide by this directive, but that they were compelled to continue proclaiming Christ. Unable to take action against them, they were released and told their companions all that had happened. The group then went to God in prayer to worship Him as not only the creator of all things but the One who continues to keep them even in this resistance which they were told would come. As they prayed, they did not ask for the trials to stop, but rather that they would have boldness to continue despite them. It was at the conclusion of the prayer that this verse occurs as God demonstrated He had heard their prayer and was powerfully with them such that they then continued to do what they had been sent to do which was to speak boldly the good news of salvation in Jesus and Jesus Christ alone.

Their response in the face of a life-shaking event was to go to God who moved in them in such a way that they could then go forward with unshakable confidence. It is the certain confidence of God’s presence and His strong hand in our struggles that enables us to rest when everything else seems to be moving way to fast or in a direction that we would not have chosen. God’s goodness isn’t measured by Him keeping us from trials, but in His faithfulness to bring us through to the other side.

“I have set the LORD continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” (Psalm 16:8)

Joe Burgess
Pastor, Kent Baptist Church

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Sherman County School District, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, Oregon 97039

Sherman County School District is seeking a 1.0 FTE custodial/maintenance 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.

This position closes on August 2, 2019.  Sherman County School District is an equal opportunity employer.  8/2

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 . 7/26

JUVENILE DETENTION OFFICER & ON-CALL OFFICERS. Great opportunity to gain experience in the field or build a resume! NORCOR Juvenile Detention is seeking to hire a Detention Officer and On-Call Detention Officers.   Applicants must work with diverse groups of youth ages 12-17 years in a secure facility. Professional workplace behaviors required. The on-call position is relief and does not guarantee any hours, can be up to 18 hours weekly.  Criminal record may disqualify. Must have driver’s license, pass background, drug, physical and other testing as indicted by the position. Application & full job descriptions available at NORCOR Juvenile Detention Job Opportunities page @  or at NORCOR Juvenile Detention, 211 Webber Street, The Dalles, OR 97048 541-298-1447. 7/26


LAWN CARE. Maria’s Lawn Care. Experienced. Dependable. Reasonable. 541-993-0914.  8/2

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. 8/2 





SHERMAN COUNTY PLACE NAMES, 4th edition, by Sherry Woods Kaseberg, 2019. A collection of names for Sherman County places, streets and roads compiled in honor of storytellers and record keepers – families, teachers, journalists, professors, photographers, cartographers, geologists, archaeologists, geographers, surveyors, historians, genealogists and keepers of the public records. Spiral binding. Bibliography. Rich in local history, it is of interest to the curious, teachers, genealogists and local government personnel. $25 + $4 shipping. Contact Sherry Kaseberg, 69384 Wheatacres Road, Wasco, Oregon 97065 or

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 |





OREGON TRAVEL GUIDES. Sherman County Visitor Center at Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro. State and local visitor information.

ONLINE CALENDAR. GorgeCurrent Weekly Calendar. 



3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)\



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 Sherman County Photography Club 6 OSU Extension Bldg., Moro

22 Maryhill Museum Summer Art Institute

24 Gilliam, Sherman, Wheeler Tri-County Courts 10-2 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


1 Sherman County Fair Board 7

1-5 Deschutes County Fair

3 Farmers Market 10-4 Moro

3 Reception: PNW Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge 5 Maryhill Museum

3 CGCC Founders Cup Golf Tournament

5 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10-12 Sherman

5-9 Sherman 4-H Kids Drama Day Camp, Sherman County School

5 Grass Valley City Council 7

6 Moro City Council 7 City Hall

6-10 Baker County Fair

6-10 Umatilla County Fair

7 Sherman County Court 9

7 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Executive Board Meeting 4

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

7-11 Wheeler County Fair

8-11 Crook County Fair

8-11 Grant County Fair

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

13 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2

13 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3:30

14 Sherman Senior & Community Center Advisory Board 12:30

14 Rufus City Council 7 City Hall

16-18 Equine Mania LLC Summer Escape (541) 980-7394

20 Wasco City Council 7

20-25 Sherman County Fair

21 Cattle Sorting Competition at the Sherman County Fair

30-31 Meet and Greet Wasco-Sherman Extension Crops Agent Candidates

31 Rummage Sale 10-3 Wasco School Events Center


1 Rummage Sale 11-3 Wasco School Events Center


4 All County Prayer Meeting Moro Presbyterian Church social 6:30, prayer 7:00-8:30

5 Sherman County Fair Board 7

7 Farmers Market 10-4 Moro

7 Night on the North Bank, Maryhill Museum’s Annual Benefit Auction

10 Sherman County Watershed Council 8 a.m.

10 Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation Board 8:30

10 Tri-County Mental Health Board Meeting 11-2

10 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3

11 Sherman County Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30

11 Rufus City Council 7

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

17 Wasco City Council 7

18 Sherman County Court 9

20 Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting 10

21 Sherman High School Multi-Class Reunion 501-258-7299

25-26 Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference, Ontario


Sherman County eNews #189


  1. Frontier Telenet Board of Directors Meeting & Agenda, July 24

  2. Sherman County Court’s Recent Approved Minutes Now Online

  3. Sherman County 4-H & FFA County Fair Exhibitors

  4. Moro Community Presbyterian Church Community Picnic, July 28

  5. 5th Annual Veteran Benefit Expo, July 27

  6. Quilts for Cops Workshop, Sept. 21

  7. Doing the Right Things, Right

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

1. Notice. Frontier Telenet Board of Directors Meeting & Agenda, July 24

Meeting Date/Time: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Meeting Location: Gilliam County Courthouse, 221 S. Oregon Street, Condon, OR

Teleconference Dial-in: 669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 610-876-288


1.0 Call to Order; Establish Quorum; Introductions; Additions/Revisions to Agenda

2.0 Public Comment

3.0 Financial Matters 3.1 Review and Accept Monthly Financial Summaries for June 2019

4.0 Old Business

4.1 AOC Report Checklist Next Steps: Update on Independent Systems Audit

4.2 AOC Report Checklist Next Steps: Discuss Request for Proposals for Management Services

4.3 Cottonwood Tower Site Update

4.4 Consider Approval of Proposal for Telecommunications Attorney Services

4.5 Consider Approval of Proposal for Roosevelt Site Repairs & Generator

4.6 Consider Approval of Bakeoven Tower Site Lease Agreement with Day Wireless

5.0 New Business

5.1 Gilliam County Fiber Project Update

6.0 Day Wireless Update

7.0 Public Comment

8.0 Adjournment

Additional Announcements:

  • With the exception of public hearings, the Frontier Board, in its sole discretion, may make changes to this agenda and/or address other matters it deems appropriate. In addition, the Frontier Board may at any time and without prior notice enter into an executive session in accordance with ORS 192.660(2).
  • The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made not less than 48 hours prior to the date/time the meeting is set to begin by contacting Judge N. Lynn Morley at 541-763-3460 or via email to

2. Notice. Sherman County Court’s Recent Approved Minutes Now Online

Approved minutes for the Sherman County Court’s June 5, 2019 Regular Session, June 11, 2019 Work Session, June 19, 2019 Regular Session, June 27, 2019 Special Session, and July 8, 2019 Work Session, are now available in the Archive of Sherman County Court Meeting Minutes

~ Kristi Brown, Sherman County Court, Deputy Clerk/Temporary Administrative Assistant

3. Notice. Sherman County 4-H & FFA County Fair Exhibitors 

4-H and FFA members….if you are planning to have exhibits at the Sherman County Fair….entry forms are due to the Extension Office by Monday July 22. In the mail, your family should have received a copy of the fair schedule and the 4-H/FFA section of the fair book. The entry form is at the back. Drop off at the Extension Office ASAP!

4. Moro Community Presbyterian Church Community Picnic, July 28

Sunday – -July 28th! Moro Presbyterian Church Annual Community Picnic. Moro City Park on Main Street in Moro. Short service and music at 10:45am followed by picnic and BBQ at noon. Bring a salad or dessert. Provided – -paper goods, hamburger/ hot dogs and drinks.  Fun children’s play area. Invite family, friends and neighbors. Picnic from 12 noon to 1:30. Everyone welcome!!! Questions? Call Pastor Bob Stone (971) 338-8247.  ~Submitted by Carol MacKenzie, Wasco

5. 5th Annual Veteran Benefit Expo, July 27

American flag1The fifth annual Veteran Benefit Expo, the state’s largest veteran benefit resource event, will be held in Pendleton next week, July 27th at the Pendleton Convention Center.  Doors open at 9 a.m.

Organized by the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs and in partnership with Oregon Lottery, the Expo is a one-stop shop for Oregon veterans to learn about and access the full range of their earned benefits and local resources, in areas such as health care, disability claims assistance, finance, home loans, long-term care, mental health, education, business, recreation and more.

Over 65 benefit agencies, nonprofits, service providers and benefit experts will be on hand to assist veterans and their families in learning about the resources available to them.

“One thing we hear from veterans year after year with this event is that they’re blown away by all the benefits and resources they never knew existed,” ODVA Director Kelly Fitzpatrick said. “Most come to the Expo with some idea of a few areas they want information in, but they always walk away with a whole lot more.”

The event moves to a new location each year, and has previously been hosted in Salem, Portland, Redmond and Medford. This year’s event will be its first time visiting eastern Oregon.

The Veteran Benefit Expo is free and open to all. Doors close at 3:00 p.m.

On Friday evening, July 26th at 6 to 7 p.m., ODVA is hosting a veteran’s town hall meeting at the same location. Director Kelly Fitzpatrick will provide a brief update about new veteran services and programs, as well as be available to answer questions and hear concerns from veterans living in Eastern Oregon.

For more information about the Expo, visit

6. Quilts for Cops Workshop, Sept. 21

Mark your calendar—Saturday September 21st. 8:30-4:30. all day QUILTS FOR COPS quilt workshop at Wasco School Events Center, Wasco, Oregon. Quilts for Cops will bring kits to make quilt tops that will be taken back to their headquarters in Sherwood and finished and given to wounded policemen and firemen all over the USA. It’s a way we can honor these dedicated public servants. More information forthcoming. Fee is about $35 which includes muffins, coffee, a light lunch plus the quilt kit! ~Submitted by Carol MacKenzie, Wasco

7. Doing the Right Things, Right

Have you ever thought about the difference between efficiency and effectiveness? They both sound good, but perhaps one is far better than the other. Most businesses want to run an efficient operation, and spend a lot of time and energy trying to get there. But it is equally, if not more, important to make your business effective.

Efficiency means doing things with a minimum of effort – low input for high output. In other words, efficiency means doing things right. But what things? This is a very important question! You see, effectiveness is doing the right things right, and that is what you want to aim for. You can be as efficient as the dickens at doing the wrong things.

You can practice the wrong technique or the wrong moves until you have them down perfectly. Then, you are going to wonder and worry about why your business is failing, why your customers are not coming back, why sales are down and profits are dropping, even though everything is working like a well-oiled machine.

When you visualize yourself or your business, refrain from just seeing yourself doing things right. See yourself doing the right things right. And remember that sometimes the right thing, even if done imperfectly, can beat the heck out of a flawless performance of the wrong thing. This holds true for everyone, not just those of you in business. It makes just as much sense for athletes, homemakers, teachers and students – anyone who really cares about the pursuit of excellence.

It is great to be efficient, but effectiveness is what you really want. Isn’t it? ~The Pacific Institute

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

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