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Office Assistant needed for Construction Co. in Stockdale, must pass background and drug test, accounting experience necessary, pay based on experience. Mail Resume to P.O. Box 430, Stockdale, TX 78160.
Immanuel Lutheran Church is now hiring for a Youth and Family Ministry Director. Pastoral: Minister to youth and their families during Sunday School and other church programs, being present in their lives outside the church walls, available for common concerns and in crisis situations. Leadership: Recruit and nurture Youth and Family Ministry program. Administration : Manage the planning process and coordinate with Pastor and Youth Committee all regular ministries to youth and their families. This includes youth of all ages on Sunday mornings and mid-week events; assisting with Confirmation, special events, trips and retreats, and parent meetings. Stewardship: Ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of youth programs, manage youth ministry budget, and collaborate with the sponsors of each Youth group. Ability to build, lead, and empower youth. Ability to implement a ministry vision. Familiarity with Lutheran Doctrine required; must be comfortable teaching it and representing Lutheran Theology. Proficient computer skills using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database, email, internet, and social media. Supervisory experience preferred. Ability to adapt and evaluate curriculum preferred. Must have excellent organization, communication (verbal and written), and listening skills, with a high degree of initiative and accountability. Exceptional interpersonal and relational skills required, with sensitivity to church members and visitors. Understanding and enjoyment of youth and families and guiding their spiritual development. Please send resumes to immanuellavernia@gmail.com or call 830-253-8121.
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American Farmland Trust released vote counts revealing the five markets in every state that are leading in their America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest. The standings are available at www.votemyfarmersmarket.org.

More than 7,000 markets across America are competing in American Farmland Trust’s fourth annual contest that began in July and runs throughout the summer. The contest ends at midnight Eastern time on Labor Day (Sept. 3) when four winning markets -- one small, one medium, one mid-sized, and one large -- will receive the title of America’s Favorite Farmers Market for 2012. The winning markets will be featured in the media and will be honored at local celebrations organized by American Farmland Trust. A certificate also will be awarded to the top vote-getters in each state.

The goal of the America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest is to promote the critical role that farmers markets play in keeping family farmers on the land.

“Our country has been losing more than an acre of farmland every minute, and that irreplaceable land is disappearing most rapidly in areas where our fruits and vegetables are grown,” said American Farmland Trust President Jon Scholl. “Farmers markets help combat this growing problem by strengthening family farms.”

According to the contest rules, people can vote for as many participating farmers markets as they choose, but can only vote for each market once. After voting, people have the opportunity to leave comments about why they value their local farmers markets.

In concert with American Farmland Trust’s America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest, farmers can submit an essay to win the Farmers Market Inspiration Award. The $1,000 prize will be awarded to a farmer showing the greatest dedication to his or her market by the Farmers Market Coalition in partnership with Growing for Market magazine and American Farmland Trust. Farmer nominations will be accepted through Saturday, Aug. 11.

For more information about the America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest or to vote, visit www.votemyfarmersmarket.org.
 

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