Draw Your Dreams Contest
Award $12,000 in NEST 529 College Savings
Kids, 1st - 8th Grades!
NEST and First National Bank of Omaha Announce
Scholarship as Part of College Savings Month
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.
NE Senator Deb Fischer Announces Local Office Hours
For Staff in Cass County
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) announced that her staff will be holding local office hours Cass county on Thursday, September 10, 2015. These office hours serve as a convenient opportunity for constituents to meet personally with Senator Fischer's staff to receive help with casework and other issues at the federal level.
Sarah Skinner, Senator Fischer's constituent services and outreach representative, will be holding local office hours at the time and location below:
Thursday, September 10, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. CST
fischer.senate.gov | 202.224.6551
By David Auburn
Sept 3 - 6 & 11 - 13
Thurs - Sat, 7:30pm
Catherine, the brilliant twenty-something daughter of an esteemed mathematician has just laid her father to rest. A once gifted professor, he died after suffering through a prolonged mental illness. When a former student discovers a wealth of profound, cutting-edge calculations he assumes they were written by his professor. Can Catherine provide the proof that the work is hers? Or that she is not mentally ill like her father?
Winner of both the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play
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
Hildegard Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Nebraska Tourism Commission and the Nebraska State Historical Society, is sponsoring a statewide "Call to Photographers" for the great state of Nebraska. The Call began June 1, 2015 and runs through January 4, 2016 and is titled "Bridges: Sharing our Past to Enrich the Future". It is calling photographers throughout Nebraska to highlight historic places and often over-looked historical treasures in all of the State's 93 counties ~ historical sites either found on the National Register of Historic Places OR places of community/personal significance to the photographer. i.e. historic properties, recognized historical landmarks, cultural activities/events with a basis in local history and in context with a historic place, or historic buildings that are representative or unique. From Adams to Antelope, Banner to Butler, Garden to Gage, Scottsbluff to Sheridan, and Dundy to Douglas, this juried exhibition is serving as a bridge to connect Nebraskans with their culture and heritage.
Photographs selected from this juried exhibition:
·Will be featured in a statewide traveling photography exhibit that coincides with Nebraska's sesquicentennial in 2017
· May appear in Nebraska Tourism travel guides, posters and calendars to promote this project and the State of Nebraska.
· Will be showcased in a digital catalogue.
· 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 in:
Now -Sep 11
Sep 26 - 30
ONGOING AREA EVENTS and ACTIVITIES...
If you think shopping or donating close to home doesn't matter, think again.
Under His Wings Thrift Store on Main Street in Plattsmouth is doing great things. Check this out:
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.
Employment and Training Coordinator
Experience Works, Inc.
1111 "O" Street Ste 205--American Job Center
Lincoln, NE 68508
Nebraska Tollfree Number: 1-877-314-7526
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