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A Near Death Experience And Lessons Learned

On August 11, 2014, while working on a fire in the Klamath National Forest, Tom Browning and two others were forced to take refuge in fire shelters while the fire burned over them. Tom, a retired Fire Battalion Chief, shared this near death incident on Tuesday night with more than 20 FFA and 4H students […]

Nevada County Fairgrounds’ CEO to be Inducted into Western Fairs Association’s Hall of Fame

Western Fairs Association (WFA) announced this week that they will induct Sandy Woods, Chief Executive Officer of the Nevada County Fairgrounds, into the Western Fairs Association’s Hall of Fame at its upcoming convention in Reno. The WFA Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made substantial contributions to the Fair industry through leadership, education, legislation […]

Heritage Lamb To Be Showcased At Junior Livestock Auction At The Nevada County Fair 2011

  Preparing for the Junior Livestock Auction on Sunday of the Fair are (from left to right): Bear River Ag teacher, Steve Paasch; Paige Lambert, who is raising the Heritage Lamb for the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation; and Ed Mertens, Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation Board Member By Wendy Oaks The 2011 Heritage Lamb will be […]

Toastmasters – Helping 235,000 People to Become Stronger Leaders

By Lisa J. Lehr Would you like to have more communicative employees—or be one? Have a more effective sales force, or be a trainer with phenomenal presentation skills? Be a more confident, competent leader? Be persuasive, inspirational, and/or entertaining? That’s what 235,000 people around the world are doing right now, and it’s called Toastmasters International. […]