Agriculture Secretary Vilsack recently announced that USDA has selected three Vermont organizations to receive $2.0 million in loans to spur economic development. Recipients have been selected for Intermediary Relending Program (IRP) loans that capitalize long term community-based revolving loan funds. These funds, in combination with bank loans, and business equity are often the final component of a business’ financing needs. The program purpose is to create or retain jobs by starting or expanding businesses.Vermont Economic Development Authority’s (VEDA) two loan programs, Vermont Small Business Development Corporation and Vermont 504 Corporation, will have a total of $1.5 million to offer favorable financing to small businesses throughout Vermont. The combined funding is projected to create 40 jobs and save 45 throughout Vermont. Previous USDA Rural Development awards totaling $4.7 million and supporting VEDA’s lending programs have resulted in 182 small business loans, creating 827 new jobs and bolstering 1,588 existing jobs throughout Vermont.The Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) will use their $500,000 loan to expand their small business loan program, helping to save 60 jobs and create two. Cumulatively, VCLF has received $5.2 million from the Intermediary Relending Program, assisting small businesses throughout the state with an aim at providing benefits to low-to-moderate income Vermonters through livable-wage and revitalized communities. They have assisted 173 businesses, bolstering 765 existing jobs and creating 724 new jobs.“Both VEDA and VCLF have a long history with USDA Rural Development, as award recipients and partners.” said Rhonda Shippee, Acting State Director for Rural Development. “I am pleased these organizations have been selected to receive funding that will continue their work to increase economic growth throughout Vermont.”USDA Rural Development’s mission is to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for rural residents. Rural Development fosters growth in homeownership, finances business development, and supports the creation of critical community and technology infrastructure. Further information on our programs is available by contacting us at (802)828-6002 or by visiting USDA Rural Development’s web site at www.rurdev.usda.gov.vt(link is external). Source: USDA. Montpelier, VT, September 23, 2009 –
Ward had to be content with the runner-up spot. Tom Berry Jr. came from 17th to finish third, fourth was Kollin Hibdon and Ethan Braaksma hard-charged from starting 22nd to complete the top five. MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (July 10) – Joel Rust was the $1,000 IMCA Modified winner Friday at Marshalltown Speedway. By Joyce Eisele Unbeaten so far this season, Reynolds started last in 24-car Hobby Stock field and crossed in third place. Neither the apparent winner or runner-up passed post-race tech, however, giving Reynolds his fifth win in as many starts this season. When the race restarted, it was a close fought battle between the two until Rust, the defending Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational winner, took command at lap 15. From there on it was Rust out in front the rest of the way to the checkers and the win. Brayton Carter won going away in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature. Young Dallon Murty put on quite a show for the fans when he won the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event. Kaden Reynolds continues with his perfect season in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks but under strange circumstances. Ward continued his run at the front of the pack and stretched his lead. However, a caution at lap 10 tightened the field and by this time the 12th starting Rust had made his way into second. Tim Ward wasted no time in getting to the front from his second row starting position, sweeping to the lead by lap three after going topside. Racing continues Friday night, July 17 when the green flag drops at 7:30 p.m.
After two games, the Trojans are still searching for their identity.The results of the first two weeks have been inconclusive. The offense looked explosive against Hawai’i, then followed up with a dud against Virginia. Conversely, the Trojan defense was full of holes in week one, then held the Cavaliers to 14 points the following game.Opening · Redshirt junior tailback Marc Tyler has started both games for the Trojans this year despite rarely seeing the field in his first three years. Tyler said he’s getting comfortable in the starting role. – Eric Wolfe | Daily Trojan For USC coach Lane Kiffin and his first-year coaching staff, the search for identity is a work in progress.“We’ll continually be in the process of figuring out our team and who we are,” Kiffin said. “We’ve seen two drastically different games from different sides of the ball, so the challenge this week is to put it all together and see if we can play a complete game.”Redshirt junior tailback Marc Tyler is a good example of that search for consistency. After breaking out for 154 yards in his first start, Tyler (and the rest of the USC offense) relapsed, finishing with 68 yards against Virginia.Tyler sees “a team that hasn’t been consistent on both sides of the ball.“But we know we can be,” he said.Tyler places some of the inconsistency on inexperienced players new roles. Even though he is in his fourth year at USC, he includes himself in that category.“I don’t know if I’m nervous; it’s just not a lot of game experience,” Tyler said.However, Tyler said he is getting comfortable in the starting role.“I feel good now and I’m ready to have a big game,” he said.Still, a solid team identity continues to elude the Trojans.“We have no idea,” Kiffin said. “It takes a while to develop identities. Things don’t change over night … It’s a process.”Kiffin hopes the Trojans will eventually develop into a more forceful team on the gridiron.“We’re not disciplined right now,” Kiffin said. “I think we’re tough but I don’t think we’re disciplined at all.”USC has been penalized 24 times for 240 yards, which is the highest total in the Football Bowl Subdivision.—Defensive fatigue has been a concern for the Trojans in their first two games, Kiffin said. Since the Trojans were not able to pull away in either contest, the defense started to wear down in the fourth quarter.“We don’t rotate very much,” Kiffin said. “We’re going to try to do a little more of that. We’ve been trying to develop our depth.”As part of the NCAA sanctions, players were allowed to transfer without having to pay the usual price of sitting out a year.The players that took the opportunity and transferred could have been seeing significant playing time right now. Defensive end Malik Jackson (Tennessee) and fullback D.J. Shoemate (UConn) could have been of great use in backup roles had they stayed with USC.“It’s hurt us not being able to rotate people,” Kiffin said. “We go to try to rest a defensive end and our defensive end is starting at Tennessee. We go to rest a fullback and he’s playing at UConn.”Kiffin said it would be good practice for the Trojans as they become accustomed to playing in a sanctioned program. After all, the Trojans are allowed to have 75 scholarship players under the NCAA ruling but will bring only 53 scholarship players on the road to Minnesota.—Defensive linemen sophomore Nick Perry and junior Armond Armstead were limited in practice for the second day in a row. Kiffin moved up redshirt freshman defensive end James Boyd from the service squad to try to strengthen the team’s depleted line.“We’ve got to find some depth for some guys to rotate, number one, and then, if guys get hurt, to really play and have a role for us,” Kiffin said.
Kansas Wheat Festival contests throughout the week:On-going Exhibits and AttractionsOttaway Carnival – Runs Wednesday through Saturday at the Raymond Frye Complex parking lot, 320 North Jefferson, $23.00 wristband special every night. Carnival opens at 6 p.m.Security State Bank Kansas Wheat Festival Penny Search -SSB will scatter pennies at various Wheat Festival locations. There will be several specially marked pennies that can be traded in for $50!Harvest Photo Display- Display at Barbara Jonâ€™s, 104 N. Washington- Monday thru FridayÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 9 a.m.- 5:30p.m. (Sponsored by Barbara Jonâ€™s Fine Gifts & DÃ©cor & Cowley College)Downtown Art Exhibit- 108 S. Washington Ave (Edit. A Lifestyle Boutique), Open Thursday & Friday 5-7pm, Saturday, 10 a.m- 7 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m.Â (Sponsored by Wellington Community Arts Network)Kansas Wheat Festival Wheat Show- Display at Renn & Company, 209 South Washington (Sponsored by Renn & Company)Chisholm Trail Museum- 502 North WashingtonOpen 1-5 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, Saturday 9am-5pm. No Admission fee. Donations accepted.Panhandle Railroad Museum- 425 East Harvest.Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.. Tuesday – Saturday. No Admission fee. Donations accepted.Food Vendors â€“ 7th street East and West of Washington each dayOpen Thursday, July 9 â€“ Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. â€“ 11 p.m.,Open Sunday, July 12 – 10 a.m. â€“ 2 p.m.29th Annual Kansas Wheat Festival Medallion Hunt – Register your 2015 Kansas Wheat Festival button by Friday, June 26th, 3 p.m. at 120 W. Harvey. Medallion hunters must register their button numbers in person at 120 W. Harvey (Edward Jones office). Rules will be provided at time of registration and can be viewed on the Sumner Newscow website. Prize: $1.000 with a registered button or $100 without a registered button. (Hosted by Page Property Management and Sumner NewsCow).Follow us on Twitter. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The 115th Kansas Wheat Festival schedule for Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11 are listed below. For the full scheduleÂ click on the purple Kansas Wheat Festival ad on the right. Sumner Newscow will continue to have daily schedules throughout the week.*Schedule is subject to change*Friday, July 10, 20159 a.m. â€”Â Sidewalk Chalking- This is one time you are encouraged to draw on the sidewalks! Pre-registration is required. Entry forms available at the Chamber. (Sponsored by First United Methodist Church).9 a.m.â€”Â Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League-Sellerâ€™s Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18 year old tournament.9 a.m. â€” Sumner County 4-H Rabbit Show, Sellers Park (Presented by Sumner Co. Extension Office).10 a.m â€“ 5 p.m.Â â€” Larry Steckline Ag Day Expo and Home Show at the Kansas Wheat Festival- Wellington High SchoolÂ (Sponsored by KWLS Radio).Â 11 a.m. Â â€” Â Futureâ€™s Unlimited Misting Station- Heritage Park. (Provided by Futures Unlimited).11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. â€” Impact Bank Agriculture and Energy Lunchâ€“ High School.(Hosted by City Councilman Vince Wetta and Sponsored by Impact Bank)12:30 p.m.Â â€”Â Announcement of 2015 Wheat King- Heritage Park, (Sponsored by Renn & Co.)12:30 p.m. â€”Â KSN â€œWeather for Agâ€ program by Dave Freeman of KSN News at the Wellington High School Commons (Presented by KWLS Radio).1:15 p.m.Â â€”Â â€œOutlook for Grain & Livestockâ€ program by K-State Dr. Daniel Oâ€™Brien at the Wellington High School Commons (Presented by KWLS Radio).1:30 p.m. â€”Â Perplexing Puzzle Contest- 500 N. Plum, Pre-registration is required.(Limit of 10 teams), Entry forms available at the Chamber or online at Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â www.wellingtonkschamber.com. (Sponsored by Brookdale Wellington, formerly known as Sterling House of Wellington)2 p.m. â€”Â Estate Planning presentation by Tim Oâ€™Sullivan at the Wellington High School Commons (Presented by KWLS Radio).5 p.m. â€”Â Catholic Youth Organization Enchilada Dinner- Knights of Columbus Building, 201 E. Harvey. Dine in or Carry-Out.5 p.m.- 7 p.m. â€”Â Downtown Art Exhibit Openâ€“ 108 S Washington Ave (Edit. A Lifestyle Boutique). (Sponsored by Wellington Community Arts Network)6 p.m. Â â€” Funcycles- Downtown Wellington, $.6 p.m. â€”Â D&L Train Rides- Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by Moralez Family, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Colby Zeka Agency & Federal Tire Service, Inc)6 p.m. â€” Â Ottaway Carnivalâ€“ $23.00 wristband special from 6-10 p.m.6 p.m. â€”Â 3rd Annual Donut Eating Contest- 100 block of South Washington, for ages 6 & older. Entry forms available at the Chamber, Daylight Donut Shop or online at www.wellingtonkschamber.com (Sponsored by Daylight Donut Shop)7 p.m.Â â€” Â Â Paper Airplane Contestâ€“ Memorial Auditorium, entry forms will be printed in the Notiflyer. (Sponsored by The Notiflyer and the Wellington Airport)7 p.m. â€”Â CornerBank Ice Cream Socialâ€“ Free, Corner Bank parking lot, 119 S. Washington.7:30 p.m. â€” Â Security State Bank Money Machine Grab-Intersection of Harvey and Washingtonâ€“ must pre-register WF button at the SSB Wal-Mart branch or the main bank at 101 N. Washington by 6 p.m., July 11th. Up to $1,000 cash up for grabs!!! (Sponsored by Security State Bank)7:30 p.m. â€”Â WF Beer Garden- Corner of 7thÂ and Washington, ID required for admittance, open until 11:30p.m. Caldwell Czech Chapter8 p.m. â€”Â Wheat Festival Parade â€“ (Gentiva Hospice & Home Health).After ParadeÂ Cow Patty Bingo (Fundraiser for WHS FFA) â€“ Located at Impact Bank Parking Lot.9 p.m. â€”Â Street Dance featuring The Banned- Main Stage on Washington St, in front of Memorial Auditorium 208. N. Washington. (Sponsored by TECT Aerospace)Saturday, July 11, 20157 a.m. â€”Â Chamber Ambassador Club Wheat Cake Breakfast- Methodist Church- $5.00 Adults, $2.50 Children under 12 years old. Advance Tickets $4.50 Adult, $2.25 for children.7 a.m. â€”Â VFW Rise & Shine Breakfastâ€“ 424 E. Harvey- $6.00 Adults, $4.00 Children under 10 years old. All you can eat buffet.7:30 a.m. â€”Â SSB Wheat Run- 6:30 a.m. Registration 5K race (starts at 7:30 a.m.) 1 mile (starts at 8:30 a.m.), Parking available downtown. 101 N. Washington Ave. Wellington.Â Start and Finish Line behind SSB to the east of drive thru. Route is C Street to Lincoln, Lincoln to Bright and return. (Presented by Security State Bank, Anders Chiropractic and Wheatland Services).8 a.m. â€”Â Futureâ€™s Unlimited Misting Station- Heritage Park. (Provided by Futures Unlimited) .8 a.m.- 3 p.m. â€” Â Arts & Crafts Show â€“ Sellers Park featuring handmade arts, crafts along with jewelry. Also features home-based businesses and some commercial vendors.8 a.m.- 2 p.m. â€” Â 32ndÂ Annual Wheat Festival Classic Car Showâ€“ Sellers Park.(Presented by Koehn Motors and Wellington Auto & Machine).8 a.m.- 3 p.m. â€”Â Antique Tractor and Stationary Engine Displayâ€“ At the Wellington High School parking lot near the KWLS Ag & Home Show. (Presented by Sumner County AntiqueÂ Tractor Association).9 a.m. â€“ 3 p.m. â€”Â Wellington Corn Plot Field Day Located near the Ag Shop at the Wellington High School (Presented by Wellington FFA Chapter).9 a.m. â€“ 5 p.m.Â â€” Larry Steckline Ag Day Expo and Home Show at the Kansas Wheat Festival- Wellington High School. (Presented by KWLS Radio/LS Media).9 a.m. â€“ 5 p.m. â€” Remembering Our Fallen Kansas Display â€“ Memorial Auditorium. This exhibit will be on display July 11 â€“ July 16 (Sponsored by Day Funeral Homes).9 a.m. â€“ 5 p.m.Â â€” Veteranâ€™s Room â€“ Open House â€“ Memorial Auditorium, 208 N. Washington, Air Conditioned. Come see this new showcase of local history of Wellington area veterans. (Hosted by the Memorial Auditorium Board).9 a.m. â€”Â Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League- Sellers Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18 year old tournament.9 a.m. Â â€” 39thÂ Annual ASA Sanctioned Softball Tournament- Rock Island Fields, Pre-registration is required, Information and registration forms available at the Chamber.10 a.m.- 7 p.m. â€” Downtown Art Exhibit Openâ€“ 108 S Washington Ave (Edit. A Lifestyle Boutique). (Sponsored by Wellington Community Arts Network)10 a.m.- 2 p.m. â€”Â Family Fun Dayâ€“ Sellers Park.10 a.m.Â â€”Â Church Ignited Inflatables and Wellingtonâ€™s Largest Slip and Slide for Kids-Sellers Park, Bring a swim suit or clothes that can get wet! Free!11 a.m.- 2 p.m.Â â€” Texaco Country Showdown- The Largest Country Music Talent Search in America! Sellers Park. Contact Amanda [email protected] or at 620-222-2155 to enter the showdown. (Presented by KSOK Radio).10 a.m.Â Â D&L Train Ridesâ€“ Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by Sumner Communications, PFCU, Colby Zeka Agency).11 a.m. â€”Â Buffalo Burgers at the VFWâ€“ 424 E. Harvey, Come support this great Veteran organization by eating a healthy Buffalo Burger in air conditioned comfort!11:30 a.m. â€”Â Lunch available at the Wellington High School as part of the Larry Steckline Ag Day Expo and Home Show at the Kansas Wheat Festival (Presented by KWLS Radio).Noon â€”Â Kidâ€™s Pedal Power Tractor Pullâ€“ Sellers Park, Registration at 11 a.m., Pull starts at noon. (Sponsored by KLEY-KWME).12:30 p.m.Â â€”Â â€œDoctors Insightsâ€ presentation by Via Christi at the Wellington High School Commons (Presented by KWLS Radio).12:30 p.m. â€”Â The Boys of the Fort â€“ County/Gospel Quartet. Wellington High School Commons Room. Played will Mel Tillis, TG Sheppard, Jimmy Fortune of the Sattler Brothers.(Presented by KWLS Radio).3 â€“5:30 p.m. â€”Â Gospel Sing â€“ 1st Baptist Church located at 201 W. Lincoln. Refreshments provided after the performances. (Presented by 1st Baptist Church and & Hillside Baptist Church)5 p.m. â€”Â Antique Tractor Association Tractor Pull- *NEW Location* Wellington High School at the KWLS Ag & Home Show (Presented by Sumner County AntiqueÂ Tractor Association)6 p.m. â€”Â Ottaway Carnivalâ€“ $23.00 wristband special from 6-10pm.6 p.m. â€”Â Funcycles- Downtown Wellington, $.6 p.m. â€”Â Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social- Parking Lot of Grace Baptist Calvary Fellowship, A benefit for the Wellington Ministerial Alliance. Minimum donation $1, $2 for adults. (Presented by Ministerial Alliance).7:30 p.m. â€”Â WF Beer Garden- Corner of 7th and Washington, ID required for admittance, open until 11:30 p.m. Caldwell Czech Chapter.7:30 p.m.â€”Â Cruising Down Main Street, Anyone is welcome to cruise in your vehicle from Washington & 3rd Street to Rayâ€™s Diner with a small detour around the street dance stage on Washington.8 p.m. Â â€”Â Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Rayâ€™s Diner (Presented by the Wellington Ambassador Club and the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB)8:30 p.m. â€”Â Street Dance opening by Makayla Brownlee (Sponsored by Pennyâ€™s Diner & Oak Tree Inn)9 p.m. â€”Â Street Dance featuring Kinsey Sadler â€“ Main Stage on Washington St, in front of Memorial Auditorium 208. N. Washington. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy. (Sponsored by Pennyâ€™s Diner and Oak Tree Inn). Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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