Sherman County eNews #159


  1. Public Announcement: City of Rufus Sealed Bid Surplus Sale, July 13

  2. Register for Your Child’s Swim Lessons & Free Swim, July 12-August 18

  3. Walk or Run to the Grass Valley Pavilion Harvest Festival, June 24-25

  4. Sherman County Preschool Open Enrollment, July 7

  5. Considering Ability

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

“The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.” — Plutarch

1.Public Announcement: City of Rufus Sealed Bid Surplus Sale, July 13

pencil.spiralCity of Rufus Sealed Bid Surplus Sale –Viewing June 25th and 26th, 2016

Sealed bidding will close at 7:00 p.m. on the 13th of July with immediate announcement of bid results.  At the June 8 2016 Regular Council Meeting of the City of Rufus, the City Council declared the following items to be offered as surplus:

  • Piano
  • Polk Speaker System- 5 Speakers
  • Sony 7.1 Receiver
  • Kiln
  • Complete Event sized Bingo Display Board and Balls
  • Large Commercial Fridge
  • Kohler Generator 120-208 volt on trailer
  • 100 gallon spray tank and aluminum stand
  • 2 1980s Fire Hydrants
  • Yeti Cooler
  • 2 Bushnell Trail Cameras

The process of selling these surplus items will be done through a sealed bidding process.  This allows for a fair and open sale for interested parties.  Bidders may view the items June 25 and 26, at the Rufus Community Garage Sale.

Sealed bids must be submitted using the official Bid Proposal Form that will be available at the City  of Rufus office after Saturday June 25th, 2016. Sealed bids must be received by the City of Rufus located at 304 West Second Street Rufus, OR prior to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. At 7:01 p.m. all bids will be read aloud in the Council Chambers located, 304 West Second Street, Suite 200, Rufus, OR.

By bidding, a potential purchaser is confirming their acceptance of these terms and conditions;

  •  All items are offered “As-Is” and “Where-Is” with no warranty or other guarantee as to its condition or fitness for any use or purpose;
  •  Purchaser agrees to remove surplus items within seven (7) days of winning the bid;
  •  Cash or checks will be accepted and must be made payable to “City of Rufus”;
  •  There shall be no refunds and all sales are final.

The City of Rufus reserves the right to reject any or all bids received, to award any or all of the various items to separate bidders, to waive any informalities in the bids, and to award as best serves the interest of the City and the Public.

2. Register for Your Child’s Swim Lessons & Free Swim, July 12-August 18

swim.breatheREMINDER:  Sherman County Prevention Program is still taking names for the 2016 Summer Swim Bus.  The group will be going to the Goldendale Pool for swimming lessons and free swim.  This is a free program for every child in Kindergarten and older that lives in Sherman County.  The swim bus will run Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning July 12th and the last day will be August 18th.  Please call Shandie Johnson with the Prevention Program at 541-565-5036 Monday through Friday 8:00 – 12:00 for more information.

3. Walk or Run to the Grass Valley Pavilion Harvest Festival, June 24-25

* Friday, June 24: Twilight on the Track: Pre-registration 6:45 Friday night at Oregon Raceway Park. Walk/run begins at 7:00 p.m. Call Joan Bird (333-2102) for more information.
*Saturday, June 25: Paint Nite at 7:00 p.m. Call Cathy Brown (993-2280) OR Rita Wilson (333-2547) for more information or check Grass Valley Pavilion’s Facebook page.
*Saturday & Sunday: Wood bat softball tournament Saturday and Sunday. Contact Austin Justesen (980-6351).

4. Sherman County Preschool Open Enrollment, July 7

Preschool Open Enrollment, July 7, 6:00 PM.  Open Enrollment for all preschoolers (must be 3 on or before September 1, 2016). Held at Sherman Jr./Sr. High School Library, 65912 High School Loop, in Moro. Sherman Preschool and North Sherman Pre-School, Inc. have merged. We look forward to continuing to provide all children and families of Sherman County, quality, early childhood education. Sherman County Preschool, 65912 High School Loop, 541-565-3320.

5. Considering Ability

“Self-efficacy” is a word that you have heard many times, and it’s a term that’s being heard more and more these days – in business, in social science, in education. What in the world does it mean? What difference does it make to you?

Self-efficacy is your own judgment of your ability to do something – sell a car, play golf, solve a problem, whatever. But self-efficacy isn’t so much about your skills as it is about your appraisal of your ability to use those skills.

Here is something that is very important. Research has shown that people who see themselves as efficacious generally perform better than people who don’t, even though their skills may be similar. Now why is that? Typically, they hang in there when things get tough. Instead of giving up, they try something different. They don’t get uptight under pressure because they believe they are going to come through just fine.

Efficacious people have more options in life, because they believe in possibilities. People usually avoid things they think they can’t handle, and efficacious people just think they can, and so they do! There it is in a nutshell: We behave not in accordance with the truth, but with “the truth” as we believe it to be.

Now, a little self-examination about that “truth” we hold typically uncovers some dearly held beliefs that may be holding us back. These beliefs sometimes stand in the way of our ability to make something happen. So, the question is, do we keep these beliefs just because we have always had them, or do we set them aside and create new beliefs, more in line with who we really are today?

If you would like to raise your self-efficacy and your self-esteem, start today by setting a goal and creating the vision of where you want to go. You will figure out how as you go along.  ~ The Pacific Institute

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

“The ultimate authority … resides in the people alone. … [T]he advantage of being armed … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any…” —James Madison (1788)


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