Sherman County eNews #195






2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)  

pen.markereNEWS POLICIES 

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



SHERMAN COUNTY FAIR SPONSORSHIPS. We are looking for some sponsors to help the Fair Board provide bounce houses for the youth at Sherman County Fair.  The cost of the houses is $125/ hour.  We were hoping to be able to provide free entertainment for youngsters and bring families to the Sherman County Fair to support our 4-H and FFA. Please contact Kristie Coelsch @ 541-980-9883 or email at to let us know how much you are willing to sponsor.  We will be announcing sponsors throughout fair week! We thank the sponsors who have already donated, and we thank you for your consideration to support the Sherman County Fair. 8/16



MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN. City of Wasco is accepting applications for the full-time position of Maintenance Technician. Position requires individual to be responsible for construction, maintenance & repair of the City’s streets, parks, sewer & water systems; operation of equipment and other power tools; able to perform required work as required. Be certified by the State of Oregon as level 1 water distribution & level 1 wastewater collections and treatment operator or be able to obtain certifications within a reasonable time frame. Background & drug test required. Applications and job description can be obtained at City Hall or by calling 541-442-5515. The City of Wasco is an equal opportunity employer.  8/9
TELLER. Bank of Eastern Oregon is now hiring for a Teller at their Moro branch; 20 hours/week, Monday-Friday. Position will also provide coverage to Arlington & Condon branches as needed. Valid driver’s license required. Company car provided when travel required to those branches for coverage. Incumbent should have previous cash handling & customer service experience and be proficient in use of computers; previous banking experience a plus. Successful candidate must pass a pre-employment drug, credit, and background screening. Applicants may apply at , click on Career Opportunities (towards bottom of Home page). Bank of Eastern Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Application closing date: 8-2-2019

CUSTODIAN. 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 8/2

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 | 8/2





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)



24-27 Jefferson County Fair

24-28 Hood River County Fair

26 South Sherman Fire District Board Meeting 6:30 Grass Valley

27 Anne Franklin Celebration of Life 2 Calvary Baptist Church

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

3-4 Shaniko Days

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

15 Northern Oregon Corrections Facility Board Meeting 10 NORCOR

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

19 Tri-County Mental Health/Center for Living Board Meeting 11

20 Wasco City Council 7

20-25 Sherman County Fair

21 Sherman County Court 9

21 Cattle Sorting Competition at the Sherman County Fair

26 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 11

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

31 Rummage Sale 10-3 Wasco School Events Center

alphabet blackboardSEPTEMBER

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

26 Association of Oregon Counties District 3 Meeting 10-2 Boardman

26 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board Meeting 4 Hood River

Sherman County eNews #194


  1. 2019 Shaniko Days Schedule, Aug. 3 & 4

  2. Anne Franklin 1916-2019

  3. Vancouver Chautauqua: Entertainment, Discovery, Ideas, Aug. 5-10

  4. Pre-Service Dementia Care Training for Direct Care Staff, CEUs: 6.0

  5. Visualizing Options

 Every next level of your life will demand a different you. ~unattributed

1. 2019 Shaniko Days Schedule, Aug. 3 & 4

music-notesAll times approximate … Shaniko Time!

SATURDAY, August 3rd from 10:30 A.M. to 10 P.M.

10:30 Parade (hopefully a little earlier!)

Gunfight at the OK Corral at the end of the parade.

11 am – 11:45: Mud Springs Gospel Band

11 am: Raffle ticket sales begin, Toy & game museum opens in the school (11-3)

NOON: Shaniko Shooters gunfight, train rides, special music

12:30 -1:15: Phoenix Duo

1 pm Meg Graf in Saloon for Ragtime & requests all afternoon, possible Clogging activity in the school (1 pm & 2:30pm)

Wampus Cat 1:15 – 2:30

2:30 OK Corral Gunfight, train rides, special music

3 – 4:30: Triur Amadan Irish band

4:30: Ok Gunfight, train rides, Shaniko Shooters gunfight

5 pm:  Chamber Raffle drawings

Dinner Break

7 – 10 pm: Street Dance by Joni, Zac & Mic

CHECK OUT the Chamber Raffle & Bake sale, Old-Tyme Photos (noon to 5 pm) on Saturday

music-notesSUNDAY, August 4th                                                                                                                            

10 am Church in the school Sunday morning 10 am by True Life Church of Colton, OR.   Noon: Meg Graf performing Ragtime, Vintage, and requested music in the Stagecoach Station/Raven’s Nest. Downtown Firehouse sale & Toy & Game Museum (11-3) in the school.

 2. Anne Franklin 1916-2019

flower.rose.starAnne Laura Franklin went to Heaven to join her family and friends that preceded her on Sunday, July 21st, 2019.

Anne was born in Menlo, Washington, on November 11th 1916, to Laura and Louis Sather. They moved to Sherman County in 1920. She grew up in a family of eight children. Anne and six of her siblings graduated from Kent High School. She lost a baby brother, Leslie, when she was a young girl.

She fell in love with Blaine Miller and they were married in 1937 at the Moro Church Manse. They lived outside of Moro on a farm where she raised their six children. She was a member of the Kent and Harland View Granges, the Rebekah Lodge in Moro, and the Moro Presbyterian Church. She was a Sunday school teacher and a 4-H sewing and cooking leader for ten years. After Blaine died, she bought a home in Moro. She had worked for Charles Belshe, cleaning the home and she loved it. She lived there with Darla and her mother, Laura. She married George Wilson, a lifelong friend, at the home in December 1974. In 1979, Anne and George moved to LaConner, Washington, living at Shelter Bay until 1987. They purchased a home in The Dalles where they lived until George’s passing away in 1990. She met Norman Franklin and they were married in 1992 at her home. Norm died on May 6th, 1998. While living in The Dalles, Anne enjoyed volunteering at Mid-Columbia Medical Center, and quilting at the Senior Center. Anne’s lovely home was a gathering place for family and friends. She moved to her apartment at Flagstone Terrace on May 13th, 2012. She had a fall last December necessitating a move to assisted living where she lived currently.

She led a long and healthy life. Her hobbies included cooking, sewing, needlework, and quilting. She loved to follow her children and grandchildren in their many activities. She had many sorrows, losing her parents, all of her siblings, three husbands, and four children: Louis, George, Denise, and Duane, her grandson Cameron, and stepchildren: George Wilson, Marie Jones, and Elroy Franklin. Anne is survived by her two daughters, Mavis Olsen and Darla King, eleven grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, six stepdaughters, and numerous step grandchildren. She will be remembered for her warm smile, generous heart, cute sense of humor, and positive attitude.

Her Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 27th, at Calvary Baptist Church in The Dalles at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Moro Community Presbyterian Church or the Sherman County Historical Museum.

3. Vancouver Chautauqua: Entertainment, Discovery, Ideas, Aug. 5-10

VANCOUVER, WA (July 23, 2019) — Each summer The Historic Trust, community partners and numerous participants join together to present six days of discovery, networking, opportunities to share ideas, and to be entertained.  This year’s activities are even more diverse; there is something for everyone.  The Vancouver Chautauqua is modeled after the iconic Chautauquas popular in the late 19th and early 20th century America.  These Chautauquas brought speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers and crafts people together for the entertainment and education of the community.  Theodore Roosevelt was quoted as saying that Chautauqua is “the most American thing in America.”

The Vancouver Chautauqua 2019 has over 60 sessions, performances, events, lectures, workshops, exhibitions and tours running August 5-10.  The public will be able to attend free events, donation recommended events, and ticketed events.  The popular Walk + Talk tours are back in the cool mornings to experience Officers Row, West Barracks, Marshall House, Grant House, Howard House, Pearson Field Education Center, Post Cemetery and Providence Academy.  Evening performances in The Chapel at Providence Academy and at the Red Cross Building will highlight country music, a suffrage centennial era play, 1920s jazz orchestra, Vancouver’s own dance company, and an Americana music group from Portland.  These same performance groups will present free community events such as an American music salon, community sing-a-longs and more.

The visual arts workshops return with special group session in collaborative crochet sculpture and a gigantic origami project.  Displays and exhibitions are an exciting element, again, this year with featured Vancouver Barracks displays and activities, model train recreations, a Washington D.C. suffrage exhibition.  Accompanying these events will be lectures on architectural heritage, women leaders in suffrage, Scottish samplers, civil dialogue, and the women’s equality and right-to-vote panel.  For the first time, a middle and high school youth vocal coaching workshop will be a highlight for Saturday afternoon.  New applications, games, and other technologies will permit audiences to see before and afterwards onsite all the exciting historic descriptions that make our community special.  We are delighted to announce a return of the film preview of Scottish botanist, David Douglas.

No matter what your interest or preference, don’t miss something you love, something you are curious about, or something totally new.  Schedules generally run from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm daily, Monday through Saturday.  Registration, a full list of presenters, and detailed schedules are available at with last minute additions possible.

Richard Burrows, Director of Community Outreach and Engagement at The Historic Trust said, “Chautauquas in the past, as well as today, exhibit real community partnerships. These enable local groups and individuals to bring the best of their talent and strengths to a common goal—the sharing of ideas.  Here at The Historic Trust, we intentionally work to generate the kind of synergy that fuels growth, innovation, and creativity.  We are grateful for the many fine partners who are participating in this year’s Vancouver Chautauqua.”  The Vancouver Chautauqua proves the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

4. Pre-Service Dementia Care Training for Direct Care Staff, CEUs: 6.0

Please join Oregon Care Partners in Hood River on August 6 for Pre-Service Dementia Care Training for Direct Care Staff starting at 9:00 am at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn.

This class has been approved by Oregon DHS/SOQ and meets the pre-service dementia care training requirements for assisted living, residential care and adult care home direct care staff, as set forth in ORS 443.433, OAR 411-054 and OAR 411-050.

To register, select the class title below, email or call 1-800-930-6851 for assistance.

Pre-Service Dementia Care Training for Direct Care Staff, CEUs: 6.0

HOOD RIVER – Tuesday, August 6

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Check-in starts at 8:30 am

Best Western Plus Hood River Inn

1108 E. Marina Way, Hood River, OR 97031 

In this class you will:

  • Learn the dementia disease process and how it affects the brain, including symptoms, progression and stages of the disease.
  • Learn techniques for understanding and managing behavioral symptoms, including the importance of reducing antipsychotic medications for non-standard uses.
  • Develop strategies for addressing unmet physical, emotional, and social needs of a person living with dementia.
  • Practice practical, person-centered approaches to addressing specific aspects of dementia care and ensuring the safety of the person(s) in your care including:
  • How to recognize and address pain
  • How to provide food and fluids
  • Strategies to address wandering and elopement
  • Examine the concept and importance of person-centered care, specifically as it relates to caring for persons living with dementia.

Oregon Care Partners pre-service dementia care training is based on training materials developed by Teepa L. Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Dementia Care and Training Specialist -Positive Approach, LLC and is presented by Oregon Care Partners PAC certified trainers.

Please help spread the word to those who may benefit from this no-cost training.

Oregon Care Partners provides free access to high-quality trainings designed to help professional and family caregivers of all levels improve the lives and quality of care of older adults living in Oregon. Create a free training profile at to register for classes or call 1-800-930-6851 for assistance.

5. Visualizing Options

eye2What if there were two little words that could help you unlock your imagination, allowing you to create the kind of future you would most like to have? What if these two words could boost your creativity, improve your decision-making power, and move you steadily toward a future that will give you what you want in life? What if you could put these two little words to work for you today?

And here is a little hint: You’ve already seen these two words not once, not twice, but three times in the past few seconds. Those two words are “what if,” and they are every bit as powerful as has been suggested.

If you have children, get into the habit of playing the “What If” game with them while they are still very young. Ask them questions like, “What if you decided to show your teacher how smart and hard-working you really are?” or “What if you wanted to make tomorrow a super-special day?” You will be helping them learn to evaluate possibilities, and make wise choices by entering into conversation with themselves while exploring many alternatives.

While you are at it, why not play the game yourself? What if you decided to go back to school? What if you asked for a raise, or quit your job? What if you wanted to have the best marriage you could possibly have? And what if you decided to treat yourself like the loving, and lovable, person you are in every circumstance?

What if you, as a leader, decided to be open and engaging with your teams, and played the game to help solve an organizational challenge? What would happen to each individual’s self-worth if the boss sincerely wanted to know their take on the challenge? Nurturing “what if” in your team benefits the entire organization.

You get the idea. The “What If” game is an easy way to help you visualize your options, and focus on those that you really want to pursue; but you need to keep those options positive. You can “what if” yourself to the point that you scare yourself away from the possibilities of a new, positive future.

So, what are you waiting for? Start playing the “What If” game today! ~The Pacific Institute