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The Sale Committee for the Fallon All Breed Bull and Heifer Sale has announced that consignments for the 2008 sale are open.

The 42nd-annual sale will be held Feb. 15-16 at the Fallon Livestock Exchange.

The sales office will accept on consignment 180 registered bulls, 12-26 months of age at sale time. All bulls will be registered, range-ready, and health-tested. Also accepted will be 100 head of open or bred, registered or commercial heifers ranging in age from 10-24 months.

The deadline for all entries is Dec. 1.

For information, contact the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association at nca@nevadabeef.org or 738-9214.

Workshop provides contractor’s license assistance

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The Nevada State Contractors Board’s Business Assistance Program, which provides guidance with the license-application process, is accepting reservations for a free workshop from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 6 at the Reno Board office, 9670 Gateway Drive, Suite 100.

Applicants for a contractor’s license will receive information to complete the application process quickly and accurately.

In addition to the workshop, upon completion of their application, applicants will have the opportunity to have their applications reviewed by staff before submitting them for approval.

Information in locating source documents for the application and a checklist of state and local agencies and other resources are also provided.

The state of Nevada requires that all contractors be licensed. This includes plumbers, painters, landscapers, electricians and roofers.

For information, contact 688-1141, ext. 1120.

New block grant director named

Des Craig has been promoted to director of the Community Development Block Grant Program for the Nevada Commission on Economic Development.

Craig has 27 years’ experience in agricultural and rural community development in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has been with the NCED since 2005, and will oversee all aspects of the CDBG program.

He has helped develop community-based small- to medium-scale business enterprises, organized grower/producer representative groups, provided management support to local government, assisted public sector institutional development, and contributed to public/private sector policy development.

Originally from Northern Ireland, Craig has a bachelor’s degree in general agriculture from Queen’s University, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and a master’s degree in agricultural eco.