Slight Attendance Decrease Doesn’t Hamper Fair’s ‘Success’

first_imgThe 117th Northwest Montana Fair was “very successful” despite a slight attendance decrease over last year’s number, the fair manager said.“Overall, it was just a really successful fair,” Flathead County Fairgrounds Manager Mark Campbell said.Fair attendance at events, concerts, rodeo, performances, exhibits and the carnival came in at 78,107 people from Aug. 15-19, a 1.75 percent decrease from 2017’s attendance numbers. Campbell said he thinks the wildfire smoke moving into the valley on Sunday, Aug. 19, likely hindered some folks from going to the fair.“Sunday’s smoky weather really took the wind out of our sails,”Campbell said. The Josh Turner concert brought in a record crowd for a fair concert, Campbell said, with 4,387 in attendance. The event sold out on Aug. 10, which left many local fans still searching for tickets, he said.More than 12,500 people watched the Ram PRCA Rodeo on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at the fair, which is a slight increase from last year’s attendance, Campbell said. Rodeo payouts totaled $71,428.Fair food saw increased sales of a little over 1 percent, he said, and the 2018 Best Fair Food in the dessert category was awarded to Mountain Berry Bowls. D&T BBQ earned second place with fried ice cream, and Glacier Shaved Ice won third.Campbell said the livestock sale is another growing aspect of the fair, getting bigger every year. Gross sales at the market livestock sale topped last year’s record with $562,291.50 bid. All proceeds go directly to 4H and FFA youth in the community.Even with the attendance decrease, Campbell said all the other aspects that make up the fair made up for the slight drop.“We can count this one as a really good one,” he said. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

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ACOVSD Board holds Jan. 21 meeting

first_img By Austin Rust-The Adams County Ohio Valley School District Board of Education held a regular meeting on Jan. 21 in the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center (OVCTC). At this meeting, the ACOVSD Board set the age limit for guests at prom dances to 20 (instead of 19, as it had previously been), voted to approve a resolution stating their disapproval of coming changes to the EdChoice voucher program, and adopted a districtwide K-6 Kindness Campaign.After a call to order, the Pledge of Allegiance, approval of the agenda, and the approval of past meeting minutes, the Board first watched a video created for Board Appreciation Month by the young students at North Adams Elementary School. Next, Adams County Court Administrator Veronica Grooms introduced and asked for the approval of the Kindness Campaign, a program court employees hope to initiate in the current school year to reward small acts of kindness. In this program, intended for students in kindergarten through sixth grade, positive interactions with fellow students, school resource officers, and Adams County Court staff would be encouraged through the recognition of good deeds. This program would come at no cost to the district, and would only require minimum teacher involvement. It was unanimously approved by the Board.District K-6 Curriculum Coordinator Lisa Toole then discussed professional development with OLi4, or Ohio Leadership for Inclusion, Implementation, Instruction, and Improvement. Toole explained that the district’s elementary school principals continue to thrive in this program, and said that a district in-service would be held on Universal Design for Learning (UDL), described as an educational framework geared toward the development of flexible learning environments. The district continues to follow the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP) standards in using proven methods to guide instruction, allowing educators to improve in effectiveness and collaboration.OVCTC Director Tad Mitchell gave the Board an update on secondary education. The OVCTC has added EDUC 2243 / Individuals with Exceptionalities to its CCP offerings; this course will be taught by Amy Hoop at the OVCTC this semester. Mitchell also noted that the Study Sync online Language Arts curriculum was a hit with teachers in the subject, and that one year of a new online program, Knowledge Matters, had been ordered for business and personal finance teachers to supplement their other resources.Social Studies teachers at the OVCTC are reviewing materials for next year, Mitchell said, and plan to order new books with online access. In the next month, Mitchell plans to work with Grade 9 – 12 math teachers to review several free online resources for high school mathematics. Lastly, Mitchell noted that a meeting was held last fall with district computer teachers to discuss students earning credentials in Microsoft Office.Board Member Gay Lynn Shipley then gave an update on Future Plans assessments and the GRIT (Growing Rural Independence Together Through Jobs) Program, which had officially launched earlier that day. Shipley advised that the district should guide students to focus on careers at a younger age, perhaps in junior high, and consider fully replacing its now obsolete career passports with Future Plans assessments. Shipley also explained that the district will reach out to OhioMeansJobs (OMJ) in the near future to have them explain their services to students.District Systems Manager Eddie Butcher and Coordinator Jonathan Bowman gave a sneak peek into Registration Gateway, an online registration and form submission system that will add to district efficiency, reduce paperwork, and eliminate data duplication. The district’s Technology Department will complete training on this system in April, and plans to have a soft launch of the program during registration for kindergarten this coming fall. In other business, the Technology Department explained that it had completed Windows 10 upgrades to all district computers.In the Treasurer’s Report, the Board voted to approve a resolution opposing the State of Ohio EdChoice Scholarship (Voucher) Program. Treasurer Brian Switzer explained the potential cost that coming changes to the program could bring to the district, due to the fact that the ACOVSD would lose funding for each student that decides to move through the program to another district. Superintendent Richard Seas remarked that the planned changes to EdChoice would have a very negative effect on public education, and explained that taxpayer funding should not contribute to private school tuitions. Private schools are held less accountable than public schools, Seas added, in ensuring that students are provided with the environment, education, and resources they need.In concluding his report,Treasurer Switzer made note that an Entrepreneurship class had begun at North Adams High School that will function as a small manufacturing business. The students will produce printed t-shirts, following the example of an observed class at Piketon High School.In the Superintendent’s Report, an extended field trip request for Peebles High School Spanish students to visit Ecuador in June was approved. The Board then entered into executive session. When the Board returned from executive session, they voted to approve resignations, employ one certified contract (a teacher), and employ supplemental contracts (coaches).The Board also voted to adopt the following policies and/or procedures: agenda format, agenda preparation and dissemination, family and medical leave, and community use of school premises. Additionally, the Board voted to adopt a change in policy setting the maximum age for guests at the prom dance to 20 (instead of 19, as it had been changed to previously). The Board then voted to approve the district’s Ohio High School Athletic Association Membership for the 2020 – 2021 school year, and with no other business, the meeting was adjourned. 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Assoc Dir Maj Gfts, DC Area

first_imgJob DescriptionThe Associate Director of Major Gifts, Greater Washington, DC MetroArea will solicit philanthropic gifts from alumni, parents, andfriends, which align with the overall university strategicpriorities. This highly motivated professional will be involvedwith the planning and implementation of major gift fundraisingefforts in support of current operations, endowment, capital, andother priorities from private sources in support of operations inthe Washington, DC region. This position will fulfill the dutiesunder the direction of the Associate Vice President forAdvancement, Greater Washington, DC Metro Area. The AssociateDirector of Major Gifts will:Assist with fundraising activities in the greater Washington, DCmetro area within designated time frames.Have a portfolio of between 100-125 prospects.Have typical solicitation ranges of $100,000 to $1,000,000.Close $1,000,000 per year using a three-year rolling average.Close on average 10-13 gifts per fiscal year.Develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies whichinclude building, managing, and soliciting a portfolio of majorgift prospects.Establish strong working relationships with other advancement,collegiate and constituent development officers and staff to fostera productive work environment.Required QualificationsBachelor’s degree and significant experience or a Master’s degree.Demonstrated experience in fundraising, sales/marketing,advertising, public relations, communications or a related field.Willingness to travel on a frequent basis. Individuals shoulddemonstrate professionalism, with strong communication skills andbe capable of motivating volunteers as well as donors. Thesuccessful candidate will be self-motivated and have the ability towork as a team member in a complex organization.Preferred QualificationsDemonstrated successful track record in fundraising. Preferencegiven to candidates with experience in higher educationfundraising. Preference for proven success in building productiverelationships with senior administrators, key business leaders,faculty, staff, institutional boards, volunteers, and/ordonors.Pay BandN/AAppointment TypeRegularSalary InformationCommensurate with ExperienceReview DateMarch 29,2021Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Brandi Barnett at [email protected] during regular businesshours at least 10 business days prior to the event.Advertised: March 2, 2021Applications close:last_img read more

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Jerry Garcia Alligator Guitar, Other Items Owned By His Estate Go Up For Auction

first_imgJerry Garcia‘s famed Alligator custom Fender Stratocaster guitar is going up for auction. The guitar is one of several items from the late Grateful Dead guitarist that will be auctioned off by Bonhams at the upcoming “Alligator! A San Franciso Rock Star’s Guitars, Art & More” event, set to take place on December 10th in Los Angeles.Jerry Garcia used Alligator as his main guitar from mid-1971 to mid-1973, was originally purchased by Graham Nash in 1970 from a pawn shop in Phoenix and gifted to Jerry. According to an article published on Fender.com, Alligator underwent many modifications. “The Dead were gear obsessives from the start,” explains Fender.com, ” And their innovations in live sound would come to transform the industry. By the time Nash gifted Garcia with the Strat, the band had spun off their own instrument and gear-building auxiliary company, the still-operational Alembic. With guidance by Dead sound guru and former LSD chemist Owsley Stanley, the technicians at Alembic experimented constantly, and Garcia’s Strat found itself on the Alembic workbench numerous times.”JerryGarcia.com notes that Jerry last played the guitar on-stage at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, New Jersey on August 1st, 1973 and that Alligator is currently owned by the Jerry Garcia Estate.Related: A Brief History Of Jerry Garcia’s Five Most Well-Known GuitarsAnother Jerry Garcia guitar featured in the auction is a Martin D-28 acoustic Garcia used during the multi-band Festival Express tour of Canada in 1970. Garcia’s classic comic book collection is also included in the auction, split up into multiple lots. Other items include Jerry’s collection of Mad magazines, as well as amplifiers, test pressings of an Aoxomoxoa remix and Workingman’s Dead, gold records, a set of typed lyrics for “Passenger” with annotations by Garcia, and a signed picture of Larry Bird.More details on all items going up for auction can be found here.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

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Saturday events continue with final concert acts, carnival, kids tractor pull and more

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Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments For full schedule and other events click here. Saturday, July 15, 2017:8 a.m. – 3 p.m.   Family Fun Day- Sellers Park. Activities for children, agricultural education, and more. (Sponsored by Triumph Accessory Services, Grene Vision Group, and Sumner County Family Care Center).8 a.m. – 3 p.m.   Arts & Crafts Show- Sellers Park. Food and concessions will be available in park.8 a.m. – 2 p.m.   34th Annual Wheat Festival Antique Rod & Classic Car Show– Sellers Park. (Sponsored by Koehn Motors and Wellington Auto & Machine)8 a.m. – 11 a.m.      Dog Wash – Next to the Panhandle Railroad Museum. $10 per dog which includes bath, towel dry and nails clipped (Sponsored by Wellington Humane Society Serving Sumner County).8:30 a.m. 4-H Rabbit Show Check in begins at 8:30 a.m. (Sumner Count Extension Office).9 a.m.  41st Annual Slow Pitch Softball Tournament – Rock Island Fields. Pre-registration is required. Information and registration forms available at the Chamber.(Sponsored by Walmart)9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Nursing and Diaper Changing Air Conditioned Trailer (Sumner County Health Department).10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Downtown Art Exhibit Open – 104 N Washington Ave (Sponsored by Wellington Community Arts Network and Strategic Financial Concepts)10 a.m. D&L Train Rides— Sellers Park. (Sponsored by Kenneth L Cooper Jr, CPA Chtd, Sumner Communications, Theurer Auction & Realty)10 a.m.  Inflatables – Sellers Park. FREE.10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wheat Capital Quilt Show – Lincoln Elementary School, 104 S. F St. (Sponsored by Wheat Capital Quilt Society).10 a.m. –  2 p.m. Wichita Stake Pioneer Day Celebration – 1003 W. 22nd St. Wellington, KS 67152  (Sponsored by Pioneer Day Celebration Committee & Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints).11 a.m. Buffalo Burgers at the VFW– 424 E. Harvey, Come support this great Veteran organization by eating a healthy Buffalo Burger in air conditioned comfort! $.Noon  Kid’s Pedal Power Tractor Pull– Sellers Park, Registration at 11 a.m., Pull starts at Noon. (Sponsored by Automart and RCB Bank).2 p.m.  Wellington Regent Theater – Despicable Me 3 – $3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Gospel Sing – First Baptist Church, 201 W. Lincoln Ave.  Refreshments provided after performance. Choir groups register in advance at the Wellington Area Chamber. (Hosted by Hillside Baptist Church and First Baptist Church).3 p.m.  – 7 p.m. Veteran’s Room Open for Tours. Inside North Door of Memorial Auditorium. Come early before a street dance.. (Sponsored by Memorial Auditorium Advisory Board).4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Yard Games and more. Antlers Lot Corner of 7th and Washington. Beer Garden. Tug of War, Golf and more. (Sponsored by Rocking M Media).6 p.m. Ottaway Carnival– $25 wristband special from 6-10 p.m.6 p.m. Funcycles- Downtown Wellington, 7th Street in front of Police Station, $.7 p.m. Wellington Regent Theater – Despicable Me 3 –  $6 p.m. Street Dance: (6 p.m.) Kitty Hawk Krash, (7:30 p.m.) Jenny Wood & The Watchers, (9 p.m.) Piper Leigh & The Smokin Section,  (10:30) IMAGE Reunion- Main Stage on Washington St, in front of Memorial Auditorium facing South, Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy. Must wear Official Festival Button (Sponsored by TECT).6 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.   WF Beer Garden- Corner of 7th and Washington – Caldwell Czech Chapter, Drivers License ID required for admittance.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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