Sherman County eNews #175


  1. Sherman County School District Invitation to Bid

  2. Summer Art Institute: Describing the World -The Natural Sciences & Art

  3. Taking Charge of Happiness

1. Sherman County School District Invitation to Bid


Date:      June 13, 2017

To:         Prospective Bidders

From:     Sherman County School District, Auctioneer

RE:         Invitation to Bid on Real Property Located at 212 NE North Street, Grass Valley, Oregon


Sherman County School District (“District” or the “Auctioneer”) announces the sale via sealed bid auction of certain real property located in Sherman County, Oregon.

Property for Sale:  The property to be auctioned is located at 212 NE North Street, Grass Valley, Oregon.  The property is approximately 6.57 acres and contains a 30,780+/- square foot building that was formerly an elementary school.  More detailed information on the property is contained within an information packet outlining the full details of the auction (the “Information Packet”). 

Registration: All potential bidders shall register by providing contact information to District via email as provided below.  Registered bidders will receive a copy of the Information Packet.

Inquiries:  All inquiries regarding this auction shall be made via email no less than 48 hours prior to the bidding deadline.  District will attempt to promptly respond to all inquiries, but reserves the right to limit or withhold its responses. All responses will be forwarded to registered bidders.

Bid Submittal: Sealed bids from registered bidders will be accepted via email, not open to public inspection until 11:00 a.m. on June 23, 2017, at which time and place bidding will be closed.  The bids will then be opened and available to the public at the Library Program room, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, OR.  All bids shall be made on the form included in the Information Packet. 

Minimum Bid:  The minimum bid will be $350,000.00.

Highest and Best Offer: If more than one qualifying bid is received prior to the deadline (11:00 a.m. on June 23, 2017), such qualifying bidders shall be provided an opportunity to submit a revised bid with their highest and best offer.  Highest and best offers will be accepted via email until 11:00 a.m. on June 27, 2017, at which time and place bidding will be closed.

Auctioneer Contact Info:  Bidder registration, inquiries, and bids shall be directed to Sherman County School District c/o Superintendent Wes Owens as follows:


Bid Opening: Library Program Room, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, OR

Disclaimer:  This invitation to bid only contains a synopsis of the auction.  A full description of the terms, conditions, and procedures of this auction is contained in the Information Packet, which shall control the conduct of this auction.

2. Summer Art Institute: Describing the World -The Natural Sciences & Art

Describing the World: The Natural Sciences & Art

Maryhill Museum of Art

July 24-28, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily

Recharge your creative batteries in this five-day intensive program exploring the intersection of the natural sciences and the arts. The natural sciences include life and physical science—and much like the arts—often employ a creative and imaginative response to the world we live in. The Institute is led by Maryhill’s executive director, Colleen Schafroth, and features guest artists and presenters throughout the week. Extracurricular activities can include visits to artist’s studios and regional institutions. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow artists, arts educators and others seeking to deepen their art practice and explore new avenues of creative thinking.

COST: $195 member / $215 non-member. For an additional cost 30 clock hours or 3 credit hours are available through PSU Graduate School of Education / Continuing Education.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE using PayPal, or register by phone at 509 773-3733 ext. 25 

3. Taking Charge of Happiness

Who is in control of what makes you feel good? Is it you, or someone or something else? Today, let’s talk about how you can dramatically increase the joy in your life.

Everyone likes to feel good. However, too many people seem to believe feeling good is something that happens to them, rather than something they create themselves. When they feel badly, they just wait for it to pass, hoping something will happen to make them feel better.

What if they had a plan for pleasure? What if you had such a plan? You already know a lot of things that make you feel good when you do them. Have you ever thought about making a list of these things? Do you really enjoy listening to music? Picnics at the beach?  A hike in the woods? Watching a Marx Brothers movie?  How about watching sports with good friends, or reading a great detective novel?

If you had a list of a couple of dozen things you could count on for a good time, you would have plenty of options the next time you wanted to create a pleasure-producing experience. Why not take some time and make the list?

This doesn’t have to be a totally self-centered exercise. Begin thinking of happiness-producing moments that you know would make a difference in those closest to you. Now, think about what you could do where you work or volunteer your time. What happiness-producing moments could you create, that are guaranteed to brighten everyone’s day?

Ultimately, you want to be the one in charge of your happiness. You do not want to leave something that important to chance. So, are you ready to take charge of your own happiness? ~The Pacific Institute