Sherman County eNews #260






church.family1“Give it to the Relationship”

One of the hardest things we can do sometimes is to go to someone we care about and talk to them about something that they have done or said is troubling to us. I say hardest, in the sense that we aren’t firing off a retaliatory shot in response, but in lovingly and thoughtfully approaching them with the view in mind of being reconciled in your relationship without sweeping something that you might consider unsweepable under the rug.

Ed Welch of the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation wrote a brief article in 2015 titled “Three Relationship Rules.” The first of those rules had to do with this issue of working it out together rather than attacking or retreating. He wrote:

“If something bothers you, give it to the relationship. If either my wife or myself have any struggle in our own hearts that lasts longer than thirty seconds, and the other person is involved in any way, we give it to the relationship. That is, we talk about it. The person who is struggling might have a problem, or it might belong to the other person (who is blissfully ignorant of that struggle) or the blame might be laid on neither.

““I am struggling with something and I think it would be best for us if we tried to talk about it.” With that entrance into the discussion, it rarely turns sour. The struggler wants to talk together and not simply make pronouncements. The outcome might be that someone asks forgiveness, or it simply be that we have a more accurate understanding of each other.”

The apostle Paul wrote in Colossians 4:6, “Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.”

Relationships are too important to let hurts linger.

Joe Burgess

Pastor, Kent Baptist Church

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THANK YOU, RDO JOHN DEERE! When we shop for our 4-H raffle basket at RDO we greatly appreciate Steven Fritts’ amazing customer service! ~Larry and Sherry Kaseberg

EDITOR’S NOTE. A THANK YOU NOTE that came our way from Louise Palermo, Curator of Education at Maryhill Museum of Art must be shared! … “I just wanted to thank Sherman County for bringing students to Maryhill Museum yesterday. They were so wonderful and we enjoyed having them. Other visitors remarked repeatedly at the well behaved students… yours!! Thank you!” 

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



Logo.Hall of Honor.ShermanCo.SchoolBOOSTER CLUB. The Booster Club will be serving a Tri-Tip dinner between 5:30-6:15 p.m. at the Sherman County School District Hall of Honor reception. Designated speakers will be sharing memories of each honoree beginning at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join the celebration at 5:30 p.m. Please join us for the $12.00 fundraising dinner to support the Booster Club as we honor all Hall of Honor Inductees. Dinner tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 541-565-3500 or at the door. 

children.silhPEARS & APPLES. Little Wheats Daycare is excited to offer a fundraiser of Kiyokawa Orchards fresh picked local pears and apples- orders due THIS Friday, TODAY… October 18th! Several varieties: Gala, Fuji, Red Bartlett, Anjou, and many more- perfect for fall baking, snacking or even to donate to your child’s class. Please contact Tabetha at 541-993-9618, or any Little Wheats family, to get your order in. Fruit will be available October 26th.

pen.markerAN AFTERNOON OF SHERMAN COUNTY TALENT: “Wasco School Events Center Presents: An Afternoon of Sherman County Talent” on Sunday afternoon, October 20th, and will feature local talents sharing their works. Questions? Melissa Kirkpatrick at WSEC, (541-442-5778). 

GRASS VALLEY PAVILION. The 8th Max Nogle Dinner-Auction-Dance will be held at the Grass Valley Pavilion on Saturday, November 16 beginning at 5 pm. Proceeds will go toward continuing improvements to the pavilion. Come and enjoy an evening of good food and fun. AND get a look at the upgraded kitchen!


“Being a trustholder of the community means serving as would a good steward. The good steward views the community as a gift from previous generations, but a gift with strings attached. One is obligated to pass the gift to future generations in a better state than that in which it was received…. The community is both our inheritance and our legacy.” ~National Association of Community Leadership, Taking Leadership to Heart (1996)

Sherman County: For The Record Calls for Stories: AFS Exchange Students! Editor Gladys Wesley is working on the next issue of Sherman County: For The Record and needs your stories. She would like to receive stories from AFS exchange students about where they were from, their time in Sherman County, life after Sherman County and what they are doing now. She has one from Penny which was on FB and is a good example of what she is looking for. Please send the stories to Gladys at the email address with subject line FTR Story. ~Sherman County Historical Society  


SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS. Mid Columbia Bus Company Seeks Bus Drivers. Do you know someone with time to spare, who loves to drive, and help others? Refer them to Mid-Columbia Bus Company! Once the person you refer becomes certified and drives a full route for at least 30 days, we will donate $1000.00 to a school organization of your choice. What we offer:$13.60 an hour; $500 Sign on bonus; Paid training; Flexible schedule; Dental, Vision, Medical Plan; 401 K … And more.Qualifications: Pass a criminal history check; Have a good driving record; Have a valid Oregon driver’s license; Ability to obtain Class B CDL with training Contact Mid Columbia Bus Company and tell us where to make a donation today:

Amberlena ShafferRecruiter OFFICE: (541) 303-5093

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ROOMS FOR RENT. 2 rooms for rent at the Just us Inn in Wasco. Completely furnished with internet and cable TV.  Room 7 private entrance private bathroom two bedroom single bed and king size in Main. Use of common areas Kitchen and TV area.  — 1 queen size bedroom with shared bath on second floor. Use of common areas TV room and kitchen. Please contact Ron at 503 – 957 – 6114. 11/29 


Freestanding basketball goal (it could use a new net but has one and works just fine). It’s heavy as the bottom is weighted, of course.  Free – You haul and it’s yours.  Call Jeanne at 541-714-5740. 

Antique Sewing Machine in original wood cabinet – unusual Craftsman style cabibet- great shape I believe it is from the early 1900’s, original book and accessory box included. It’s heavy – you arrange to pick it up and it’s yours- originally from a local Sherman county resident.  Call Jeanne 541-714-5740.



PHOTOGRAPH. Copy of pre-1950 photo of the east side of the Barnett-Crosfield brick general merchandise store in Wasco for a photo essay on itinerant sign painters and artists. ~Sherry Kaseberg

3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)



19 Sherman County School District Hall of Honor Celebration 5:30

19 Octoberfest for The Woolery Project, Arlington

19-20 SHS Class of 1969 Reunion Shilo Inn 11-3, Rural Moro 10

20 Afternoon of Sherman County Talent (art show, silent auction) 2-5 Wasco School Events Center

22 Sherman County Public/School Library Soup Night 6

23 Tri-County Court Meeting 10-2 Fossil

25 Trunk or Treat 6-7 Senior Center Parking Lot, Moro

28 Sherman County Photography Club 6 OSU Extension Bldg., Moro




3 Sherman Historical Society Volunteer Lunch & Program 1

3 Dewey Thomas’ 105th Birthday 2-4 The Springs at Mill Creek, The Dalles

4 Grass Valley City Council 7


5 Moro City Council 7

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

6-10 American Agri-Women Convention in Tigard

7 Sherman County Fair Board 7

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


12 Tri-County Mental Health Board of Directors Meeting 11-2 The Dalles

12 North Central Public Health District Board of Directors Meeting 3 The Dalles

13 Rufus City Council

16 8th Annual Max Nogle Dinner, Auction, Dance 5 Grass Valley Pavilion

19-21 Association of Oregon Counties Annual Conference

20 Sherman County Court 9



2 Lower John Day Area Commission on Transportation 10-12 Sherman County

2 Grass Valley City Council 7

3 Moro City Council 7

4 Sherman County Court 9

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

5 Sherman County Fair Board 7

5-14 National Rodeo Finals, Las Vegas, Nevada

7 Country Christmas Bazaar 10-2 Grass Valley Pavilion

9 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10

10 Sherman County Watershed Council

10 Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District

10 North Central Public Health District Board Meeting 3

11 Sherman County Senior & Community Center Advisory 12:30

11 Rufus City Council 7

12 Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Board 4 White Salmon

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

17 Wasco City Council 7

18 Sherman County Court 9

23-31 Sherman County School Christmas Break




11-13 Columbia River Circuit Rodeo Finals, Yakima, Washington