The CASS COUNTY FAIR....
The Fair will be here, before you know it! On their website,
you can get all the details, rules, schedules, etc.
The 'State' of Nebraska....
Nebraska Ranked No. 12 in Employment Growth Rate
State Chamber Releases 2009 Competitiveness Redbook
Nebraska experienced the nation’s 12th best non-agricultural
employment growth rate from May 2007 to May 2008, reflecting
Nebraska’s increasingly diverse economy. The ranking is based
on data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics in the State
Chamber’s 2009 Competitiveness Redbook that ranks the 50 states
according to 50 key economic indicators. The study indicated
that Nebraska added 10,600 jobs, which represented a growth rate of 1.1%.
Register by July 28 for CDBG
Certified Grant Administrators Training
Local government staff who will be working with newly awarded Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), and individuals who want to become “Certified CDBG Grant Administrators” are encouraged to take part in upcoming training workshops at Southeast Community College Continuing Education Center, 301 S. 68th St. Place, in Lincoln, August 4, and August 5-7.
August 4 will be devoted to an overview of CDBG program requirements and local governments’ roles in meeting those requirements. Information will highlight contractual requirements, the environmental review process, requesting funds, and reporting requirements. Registration check in will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the workshop will begin at 10 a.m.
CDBG Certified Administrators training will be held August 5-7 for individuals who expressly want to become certified CDBG grant administrators. All municipalities and counties that have been awarded CDBG awards must hire and/or employ certified administrators to oversee the projects. Check in will begin at 8 a.m., and training will start at 8:30 a.m.
The registration deadline for both is July 28.
Contact Christina Bartels at 800-426-6505, 402-471-3172,
Serving Steaks Becomes Nebraska’s “Signature”
at this Year’s International Biotechnology Conference in Atlanta.
Partnering with BioNebraska Life Sciences Association, DED, OPPD, UNMC and UNL joined three Nebraska companies to showcase Nebraska’s bioscience industry and research organizations.
“When the steaks started cooking, it didn’t take long before the attending bio-scientists and biotech industry leaders started to gather at Nebraska’s booth,” said Marsha Morien of the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Nebraska’s newest bioscience company, Vireo Resources, which recently located in Plattsmouth, was joined in the booth at the event by Transgenomic Inc., and JN-International Inc., both of Omaha.
“This event not only showcases Nebraska’s bioscience industry and the extensive biotech related research going on in our state, but also serves as a catalyst for bringing bioscience players together from Nebraska and around the world,” said Richard Baier, DED Director. “It’s turning out to be a very good investment for the state.”
More Than 2,500 Firms Participate in
More than 2,500 manufacturing firms across the nation participated in the Next Generation Manufacturing Study, a research effort coordinated by ASMC and member Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers. The study is the first step in a long-term effort to help U.S. manufacturers survive the recession and renew America’s manufacturing leadership over the next decade.
Next Generation Manufacturing refers to a framework of six strategies essential for global competitiveness today and in the future. The strategies are customer-focused innovation, systemic continuous improvement, advanced talent management, global engagement, extended enterprise management and sustainable products and processes.
“The results are a wakeup call,” said Michael Klonsinski, ASMC board chair and executive director of the Wisconsin MEP. “The consequences of inaction could trigger even more job losses in manufacturing and ultimately a lower standard of living for all Americans.”
Small and midsize manufacturers are less likely than larger firms to be at or near world-class status in each of the next generation strategies.
Green/Sustainability ranks low among the strategic priorities of U.S. manufacturers despite increasing government regulation, growing consumer demand and new requirements from large manufacturers in their supply chains.
Only 28% of respondents believe global engagement is highly important despite a near-term future in which markets, talent, competitors and partner opportunities are growing faster outside the U.S. than within its borders.
To download more information on the study and findings, visit: http://www.smallmanufacturers.org/.
Contact Linda Abbott at 608-826-6215 or email@example.com, or Carrie Hines at 202-341-7066 or firstname.lastname@example.org@nebraska.gov, or online at: www.neded.org/content/view/117/243/.
Our Mission: To develop economic opportunities by keeping Nebraska businesses,
communities and people competitive.
If appropriately credited, material in this newsletter may be reproduced without permission. It is the policy of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development not to discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, age or national or ethnic origin.
Fireworks Rain Date: Sunday, July 5th, 2009
SCHEDULE of EVENTS
CONCESSION STAND: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
OOZEBALL CONTEST – 9:00 a.m. (8:30 - Registration)
YOUNG MEMORIAL PARK
$5.00 per person
6 to 8 person teams
Age groups – 8th grade and under/High School/Adult
Parent or Guardian Signature required if younger than 18 yr. old
Awards 1st place
Sponsored by Wiles Brothers
'LITTLE MR. & MISS 4TH OF JULY' - 10:00 A.M. (9:30 Registration)
Young Park Pavilion
Ages 5 to 7
$5.00 Per Entry
Trophies furnished by Murray State Bank
BEAUTIFUL BABY CONTEST - 11:00 a.m. (10:45 Registration)
Young Park Pavilion
$2.00 Per Entry
Trophies furnished by Murray State Bank
CONESTOGA CHEERLEADERS DUNK TANK - 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Young Park near Oozeball area
Kindergarden thru 7th grade
Murray Elementary School
MURRAY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - Noon - 5 p.m.
105 W. Main St.
Homemade Ice Cream, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, etc.
MURRAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH - Noon - 5:00 p.m.
304 West Young St.
Homemade Ice Cream, Pie, etc.
HORSE SHOE CONTEST - NOON (Sign-up, 11:45)
All ages welcome!
Near Young Park oozeball area
Young Memorial Park
$10.00 Hook Fee
Questions? Call Keith Felthousen, 235-2850
BINGO - Noon - 3 p.m
English Rose Restaurant
N. Davis Ave
In front of Conestoga Elementary School
Trophies provided by Wiles Brothers
MISS MURRAY CORONATION - 9:00 P.M.
GRAND MARSHAL Approx. 9:15 P.M.
RAFFLE DRAWING Approx. 9:30 P.M. Tickets sold in Young Park area
CONESTOGA DANCE TEAM Approx. 9:45 P.M.
NATIONAL ANTHEM Approx. 9:55 P.M.
Sung by Linda Grunewald
FIREWORKS DISPLAY Approx. 10:00 P.M.
Fireworks Rain Date: Sunday July 5th, 2009
For Information Call Jerry Blasig 235-2203 or Keith Felthousen 235-2850
The Cass County 4th of July Association is NOT responsible for any Accident or Injury.
Sharing some photos of years' past celebrations:
1st ANNUAL TYLER EGGERT MEMORIAL
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Opening Games at 9:00 a.m. and games proceed throughout the day!
Elmwood and Murdock Baseball Fields
Pony League Teams Participating:
Come Enjoy a Great Day of Baseball!
Full Concessions Available
Memorial T-shirts will also be for sale!
All proceeds will be donated to the Tyler Eggert Memorial Fund!
Cindy Backemeyer email@example.com
Tammy Lockman firstname.lastname@example.org
Corn Growers State Bank to Sponsor Murdock Website!
The principal sponsor for the Murdock, Nebraska website is now Corn Growers State Bank.
Planning has begun for the redesign and interactive upgrades to www.MurdockNebraska.com
Accepting the Certificate on behalf of the Bank is Jeremy McHugh, below, representing the 3rd generation.
Thank you Corn Growers State Bank for taking this leadership position.
The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a Jamming Workshop on Saturday, July 25, from 1 PM - 3 PM. Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt will share some hints to help you play in a jam session with minimum stress, and maximum music. Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited. For more information, call 402-275-3221, or send an e-mail to email@example.com.