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Following are fundraisers, donations and other charitable events happening in the Midlands. Email your information about good deeds to connect@owh.com or call 402-444-1040.

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Papa Murphy's Take 'n' Bake
Papa Murphy's was built on these core values from day one and they continue to distinguish Papa Murphy's today. These values aren't revolutionary, but when they're done consistently they al... more
SOS Construction & Roofing
From emergency home repairs to huge commercial projects, your full service solution for top quality work in home and building construction is SOS Construction & Roofing. You can have tot... more
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Noteworthy: UNO dance team finishes fifth in national competition
UNO's dance team finished fifth 2014 in the Team Performance D1 competition at the National Dance Alliance Collegiate National Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla.
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Iowa West Foundation aids Joslyn Art Museum's repairs
The Iowa West Foundation, which has headquarters in Council Bluffs, has awarded the Omaha museum a $1 million grant for museum repairs.
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Pottawattamie County foundation hands out $20K in grants
The Pottawattamie County Community Foundation recently gave grants to local groups that give back to the southwestern Iowa community.
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Good Deeds, April 13
Following are fundraisers, donations and other charitable events happening in the Midlands. Email your information about good deeds to connect@owh.com or call 402-444-1040.
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Around and about: 660 hear parenting author at Completely KIDS lunch
Rosalind Wiseman, an internationally recognized expert on children, parenting and bullying, gave practical parenting advice as the luncheon's featured speaker.
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Bookends: Writers workshop April 23 at Wayne State
The annual Wayne State College Writers Workshop will be April 23. It is free and open to the public. Five writers will be on hand to discuss wiring in a specific genre.
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Nebraska Press Association unveils 2014 newspaper award winners
The sweepstakes winners in the Nebraska Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest were the weekly Gering Courier and the daily Kearney Hub.
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The World-Herald's weekend event recommendations
This weekend, you can learn more about birds, meet a famous author or invest in your health. We recommend the following events.
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Nearly 4 decades later, Sorensen Library still a Dundee hub
Learning of the community's need, former Mayor A.V. Sorensen agreed to donate an acre of land at 48th and Cass Streets for a multi-use facility.
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Noteworthy: Creighton's 2014 Student Employee of the Year is...
Our weekly roundup of noteworthy honors and achievements by individuals and organizations:
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Chalkboard: The week in Omaha-area school news
Each Saturday in Community Connection, we compile a list of Omaha-area school news and happenings.
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Opera Omaha to receive $25K grant from Lincoln Foundation
The grant is to support its second annual Opera Outdoors event, a free outdoor concert by four professional opera singers in the fall.
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Nebraska students compete in Destination Imagination state finals
Students from across the state competed to devise solutions at the Destination Imagination state finals April 5 in Kearney, Neb.
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Fraternity's dedication to literacy cemented (literally) in form of a bench
The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity's dedication to literacy and Druid Hill Elementary is now cemented outside the school in the form of a reading bench sculpture.
11 volunteer awards to be bestowed
First lady Sally Ganem to recognize Nebraskans for community service
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Director of Mercy Meals charity to step down, but mission carries on
The decision to give up the role as leader came through the same channels as Edie Noffke's decision to start the mission in the first place.
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Good Deeds, April 6
Following are fundraisers, donations and other charitable events happening in the Midlands. Email your information about good deeds to connect@owh.com or call 402-444-1040.
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Around and about: Jimmy Wayne dazzles at Project Harmony luncheon
Jimmy Wayne, author of “Paper Angels” and a singer/songwriter, captivated an audience of more than 1,200 on March 5 at CenturyLink Center.
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Bookends: Letters About Literature award winners named
Gov. Heineman will present Letters About Literature award certificates to young Nebraska writers Wednesday at a proclamation-signing ceremony for National Library Week.
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Hybrid or heirloom: Garden experts weigh in on pros, cons of each
Just as vintage clothes and antique furniture are hot in the world of fashion and furnishings, heirloom plants have seen a resurgence in gardening circles in recent years.
Some city streets remain closed
EB L Street lane to close
Owners of exotic dance bar deny prostitution allegations
More Nebraskans are electing to vote early
Nebraska's U.S. Senate candidates stick to familiar topics at Omaha forum
Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
Gov. Heineman vetoes bill to ease restrictions on nurse practitioners
19-year-old killed in one-vehicle crash at 72nd & Shirley
8% of alcohol sellers checked in Omaha area last week sold booze to minors
OPS bus, SUV collide; no students onboard at the time
Waitress who served alcohol to teen before fatal crash gets jail time, probation
Lori Jenkins, charged as accessory in 4 murders, waives speedy trial
Iowa State servers hacked, nearly 30,000 SSNs at risk
New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
2nd District House race: After 8 terms, Lee Terry knows how D.C. works — and doesn't
Bellevue man is killed at Minnesota dance hall after South Sudanese basketball tourney
Spring corn planting still sputters in Nebraska, Iowa, other key states
Nebraska banking and finance director to retire
U.S. Senate race: State Auditor Mike Foley defends Shane Osborn against ad campaign
Public defender to represent Nikko Jenkins in sentencing
Mid-America Center on track for lower operating loss
Bluffs City Council approves dozens of new numbered street lights
National Law Enforcement Memorial Week set for May
Ted Cruz backs Pete Ricketts' campaign for governor
Omahan charged with 5th-offense DUI after street race causes rollover
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Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
The idea that Paul Hogan had studied and then hatched at his mother's table was that older people, rather than moving in with relatives or to an assisted-living center, would much prefer to stay home instead.
Breaking Brad: Into the claw machine! Florida kid follows Lincoln kid's lead
In Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a child climbed inside a claw machine. Hey, Florida kid: Nobody likes a copycat.
Breaking Brad: Even Chuck Hassebrook's throwing mud!
The Nebraska campaigns have turned so ugly, Democrat Chuck Hassebrook lobbed unfounded accusations at an imaginary opponent.
Breaking Brad: Kraft wiener recall is business opportunity for TD Ameritrade Park
Instead of returning the wieners, TD Ameritrade Park is calling them "cheese dogs" and charging double.
Breaking Brad: Photos with the Easter Bunny are so 2010
In a sign of the times, most kids ran out of patience waiting for a photo with the Easter Bunny at the mall, just snapped a selfie and went home.
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