Life consists not in seeing visions and dreaming dreams,
but in active charity and willing service.
As part of the celebration of College Savings Month in September, NEST 529 College Savings and First National Bank of Omaha announced today the fourth annual "Draw Your Dreams" scholarship contest. Twelve winners will each receive a $1,000 scholarship in a NEST 529 College Savings Plan account.
The contest is open to children in first grade through eighth grade in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The first 400 submissions entered between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30 will be considered as entries.
To qualify for the scholarship, students must create and submit 9-inch by 12-inch landscape-oriented pictures of what they dream of becoming when they grow up. Each piece of art must be created using pencil, crayons, paint, or watercolor or paper collage. Members of the Nebraska Art Teachers Association will judge the contest entries.
"An art contest is an ideal opportunity for children and young people to express their dreams and to explore their futures," Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg said. "Encouraging children and their parents to think about saving for college and making wise career choices is an important part of my work as Trustee of the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust, known as NEST. We see children's faces light up when we talk about the NEST drawing contest and the opportunity to have their artwork recognized by First National Bank and the Treasurer's Office. This year, we look forward to seeing a wide variety of artwork from children and young people across the country."
"As program manager for NEST 529 College Savings, we are delighted to provide scholarship money to the winners of Draw Your Dreams," said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, First National Bank of Omaha. "Seeing children's dreams for their future come to life through their art is truly inspiring."
The entry period begins Sept. 1. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Sept. 30. Only scanned or photographed copies of the original drawings are accepted. Entries may be submitted electronically via planartsnetwork.org where a parent or guardian can upload the art and enter contact information. Mailed copies (not originals) of the drawing are also accepted. They may be mailed to First National Bank of Omaha, ATTN: Draw Your Dreams Scholarship, 1620 Dodge St., Stop 1105, Omaha, NE 68197-1105. All entries must include entrant information as explained in the official rules.
For complete scholarship contest rules and regulations, visit the NEST 529 College Savings website at NEST529.com or the Nebraska State Treasurer's website at treasurer.nebraska.gov.
About First National Bank of Omaha
First National Bank of Omaha is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska. First National of Nebraska is the largest privately owned banking company in the United States. First National and its affiliates have $19 billion in managed assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.
NEST is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan and provides four plans to help make saving for college simple and affordable: NEST Direct College Savings Plan, the NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, the TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and the State Farm College Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as Program Trustee. First National Bank serves as Program Manager, and all investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. Families nationwide are saving for college using Nebraska's 529 College Savings Plans, which have more than 232,000 accounts, including 68,000 in Nebraska. Visit NEST529.com and treasurer.nebraska.gov for more information.
Sunday, August 30th
6 - 7:30 pm
Murray Presbyterian Church
All girls age Kindergarten through 12th grade are welcome!
For more information contact:
Debbie South at 402-235-3837
Kim Colvert at 402-594-3067
The FREEDOM FESTIVAL group will meet on
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Murray Town Hall
Everyone's welcome and bring your ideas for next year's celebration.
We welcome your ideas!
Cass Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is currently recruiting CASA advocates to speak up for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Cass County. The next training session is scheduled for September 2015 for five weeks. The training consists of 15 hours of online training and 15 hours of in-person training. We are also seeking male volunteers for this class. If you are interested, please contact Angie Neumiller (402) 296-9520; email firstname.lastname@example.org or if you would like to learn more information about our program, please visit www.casscasa.org.
SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES' EVENTS.....
BUBBLE SOCCER REGISTRATION UPDATE!
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
1 - 5 p.m. Wednesday
Comfort Inn & Suites
7007 Grover Street
NEBRASKA CITY, NE
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 18, 19, 20, 2015
Crafts, car show, parade, carnival rides, food, fun
Don't miss it!
WEEPING WATER FALL FESTIVAL
Saturday, September 26, 2015.
Desi Rae Nash is in charge of the craft show.
Contact her at 402-429-1896 if you would like to rent a table.
We will also be having the Scarecrow Contest, Pumpkin Spy and a Junkfest.
Look for more details coming soon.
Greenblatt & Seay proudly announce the Nineteenth ANNUAL SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE. This historical, hysterical event will take place on Sunday, October 11, at 2:30 PM, downstairs in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse. In the Open Division, fiddlers will play a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice. There will also be other divisions of competition available for the adventurous fiddlers, including a Singing Fiddler's Contest, a Twin Fiddler's Contest, a Fee-Fi-Faux Fiddler's Contest (fiddle tunes played on any instrument other than a fiddle), and a Hocus-Pocus Contest (cross-tuning, sound effects, dancing, etc.), which will give fiddlers an opportunity to play tunes that are usually not allowed in any other contest.
Contestants can pre-register on line (http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddling_bee_preregistration.shtml).
Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students, and $1.00 for children. Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted for free. The contest will be followed by a light snack and an acoustic jam session.
For more information, call 402-275-3221, log on to www.greenblattandseay.com, or email@example.com.
INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED FIDDLER
TO OFFER FIDDLE WORKSHOPS
Internationally acclaimed fiddler, Julie Lyonn Lieberman, will be giving fiddle workshops in November in the Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse. On Friday , November 13, starting at 7 PM, the subjects will be "Six Approaches to Jamming", and "Modal Improvisation". On Saturday, November 14, starting at 9 AM, the topics will be "Gypsy Jazz" and "One Tune, Five Styles". These workshops are appropriate for any string player who desire to open their ears to new ways of making music.
JULIE LYONN LIEBERMAN has helped develop the alternative string field over the last thirty-five+ years through her work as an educator, author, radio producer, composer, recording artist, journalist, and performer. Her former students have toured with Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, and one of her former students plays regularly on Dancing with the Stars.
Pre-registration is required. For more information, and to register, click on the following link:
For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL to PHOTOGRAPHERS
· All submitted photos will be featured virtually on partnering websites. (Hildegard Center for the Arts, Nebraska Tourism Commission, Nebraska State Historical Society).
Photographs can be submitted online at the Hildegard Center for the Arts website, www.hildegardcenter.org, beginning now through January 4, 2016.
Entrants must be at least 15 years of age and need NOT be residents of Nebraska. Photographers may enter up to 5 images per submission for a non-refundable fee of $15. Multiple submissions are allowed. For a complete list of entry rules and judging criteria, go to www.hildegardcenter.org.
Questions: Contact Project Chair, Cathy Harrington | 402.730.6668; email@example.com.
Do something good for your community and our earth!
The CASS COUNTY GOING GREEN recycle trailer will be located on these dates in the following towns:
GREAT NEWS! Beaver Lake and Union now will have full-time recycling trailers!
Aug 29-Sep 11
Sep 26 - 30
ONGOING AREA EVENTS and ACTIVITIES.....
So stop in and see what's in store now. You will probably find some great bargains and all the money they raise stays within Cass County to help those in need.
ARE YOU 55+ and LOOKING FOR PART-TIME WORK?
The following is an employment opportunity available to older adults in Cass County.
Experience Works is a national, non-profit organization funded by the US Dept of Labor to administer the Senior Community Service Employment Program, which assists people 55 and older in getting updated training to assist in returning to the workforce. This is a federally funded program and offers a no-cost employment service to older adults who qualify. Once accepted into the program, individuals are placed in a training site in or near their community, where they gain on the job experience while working 20-21 hours/week at $8/hour. We also help with skill assessments, computer training, resumes, cover letters, job search, etc. The goal is that through the training and job search assistance we gain help older adults gain good jobs in or around their communities.
Nebraska Tollfree Number: 1-877-314-7526
Community Sustaining Sponsors 2015
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