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Ord High School Groundbreaking

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Ord High School

We have word that Ord Public Schools will be celebrating the groundbreaking of the high school renovation and new gym project this April 21st at 11am. For you non-Ord viewers, this is the result of a hard fought bond campaign last November.

You’re invited to celebrate this momentous occasion with us – see you at the school!


Written by Caleb

April 13, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Monthly report now available

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Our monthly report is now available.  We have a recap on the USDA grant award, upcoming area events, awesome sales tax collection figures and much more.  Have a look here.

Written by Caleb

April 8, 2010 at 7:56 pm

2010 Action Plan

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We’ve finalized our 2010 Action Plan, for your perusal here.  Let us know what you think – 2010 looks to be a fun year!

CCC Scholarships available

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Another bit of good news:  Central Community College has set scholarship deadlines for this coming academic year.  A direct link to the scholarships page is here.  The GI Independent has the full story here.  The deadline for scholarship applications is March 1.

Written by Lu Lansman

February 15, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Worker training opportunities

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Interested in sharpening your employees interpersonal skills?  How about your own?

Central Community College-Columbus obtained a Worker Training Grant enabling the Ord Learning Center to fund local employee training to interested individuals or employers.  Scheduled later this winter and spring are in-service training classes offered at no cost to area patrons and business employers and employees.  These training sessions individually focus on diversity awareness, and sales and customer service.  For more registration information, stop by the Learning Center and talk to Lu Lansman, OLC Manager, or contact her at 728-7875 or llansman@frontier.com.

Written by Lu Lansman

February 8, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Ord Learning Center Update

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Central Community College’s Ord Learning Center held an Open House/Registration for the Spring 2010 semester January 13, from 6 – 8 p.m.  Over 35 people toured the newly remodeled facility, registered for door prizes, and shared refreshments.  Registration numbers for classes through the Ord center’s Extended Learning program for the Spring 2010 semester is currently at 27, more than double the total number from the previous fall semester.

Furnishings and equipment including tables, chairs, computers, and software are all scheduled for delivery and installation later this spring.  Final cleaning and polishing of floors are scheduled for late January.  Installation of a new phone system and Internet capability for access to the college system will further complete the initial services provided by the Ord Learning Center. On-site, instructor-led classes are planned for the 2010 Fall Semester.

Central Community College-Columbus has also obtained a Worker Training Grant, which enables the Ord Learning Center to offer another educational service at no cost to the individual. Scheduled later this winter and spring are three in-service training classes offered at no cost to area patrons and business employers and employees.  They are titled Leadership Development Series, Celebrating Diversity, and Sales & Customer Service.  For more information and to register, stop by the Learning Center and talk to Lu Lansman, OLC Manager, available also at 728-7875 or llansman@frontier.com.

Door Prize winners from the January 13th Ord Learning Center Open House include:  Sally Domeier, Alex Farrens, Lisa Farrens, Cindy Gabriel, Jan Howard, Kelsey Howard, Christy Hruza, Dave Kaslon, Diane Kaslon, Kim Newquist, Randy O’Brien, Vicki O’Brien, Christina Pollard, Mick Puckett, Nancy Puckett, Father Tom Ryan, Eileen Sliva, Carl Streeter, and Michelle Stunkel.  These individuals may collect their door prizes at the CCC Learning Center.

Written by Lu Lansman

January 15, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Ord Learning Center Open for Business

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Tonight, the Ord Learning Center opens its doors to the public for Central Community College spring classes registration and an open house.  The Grand Island Independent has coverage of the event:

The event will also serve as a registration and information session for this spring’s classes available through the Ord site. This semester, as the new site gets up and running, only “extended learning services” classes — or independent study classes with tests at a CCC satellite site — are available in Ord.

Lansman said the furniture and hardware is expected to be installed later this spring, and classes via distance learning and on-campus instruction will begin this fall (emphasis mine).

Come on down tonight, between 6-8p if you have interest in what’s going on at the Learning Center.  We’d love to have you!

Written by Lu Lansman

January 13, 2010 at 2:53 pm