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Midlands Community Foundation Announces 2010 Reflection Ball Committee

Midlands Community Foundation Announces 2010 Reflection Ball Committee

Midlands Community Foundation is pleased to announce the Honorary Chairs and Committee for its 2010 Reflection Ball scheduled for Saturday, November 6, at the Embassy Suites in LaVista. Honorary Chairs are Bob and Bindy Frederick, long-time residents of Sarpy County and dedicated supporters of Midlands Community Foundation.

metroMAGAZINE Up-to-the-Minute 2010

One Hero Grasps For Hope

Two things that are getting tougher for kids to get in America: A place to live and an education. According to a study by the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, an average of 3 in 10 high school students don’t reach graduation, with that rate reaching half in some areas of the country. Combine that with the report by the National Center on Family Homelessness that found more than 1.5 million children were without a home, and it’s not difficult to see a stark trend.

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Update: Salvation Army continues to assist with Norfolk flood relief

Salvation Army disaster workers continue relief efforts in Norfolk, NE. Salvation Army personnel from Lincoln were deployed to Norfolk to assist the Corps with flood duty.

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NET Honors James A. Mastera for Distinguished Service

Longtime NET supporter James A. “Jim” Mastera received the Distinguished Service Award from NET Television and NET Radio on June 18 at a luncheon before the NET Foundation for Television and NET Foundation for Radio annual board meeting. The award recognizes Mastera’s nine years of exemplary service to the combined boards.

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Omaha Symphony wins ASCAP’s Leonard Bernstein Award for Educational Programming

The Omaha Symphony is thrilled to be the recipient of the Leonard Bernstein Award for Education Programming, given by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). Named after the celebrated late conductor, this national honor is awarded to an orchestra that integrates contemporary music into its educational programming, and whose offerings are “creative, relevant, and based on the best practices of music education.”

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Salvation Army Continues to Assist with Flood Relief

Salvation Army disaster relief workers in Norfolk have help on the way. Salvation Army personnel from Lincoln are now being deployed to Norfolk, NE for flood duty under the direction of Lincoln Corps Officer Captain Jamie Pennington.

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Mutual of Omaha Provides Funding for Neighborhood Projects

Graffiti is something many Omaha neighborhoods are forced to contend with. While prevention is ideal, reaction to tagging incidents and prompt removal of graffiti is something that still must happen. The South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance (SONA) works quickly to clean up graffiti in the neighborhoods they serve.

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SALVATION ARMY PERSONNEL DEPLOYED IN NORFOLK/DOUGLAS COUNTY

Salvation Army personnel were deployed to Norfolk, NE yesterday for flood duty under the direction of Norfolk Corps Officer Lt. Xavier Montenegro. The Salvation Army¹s Western Division, headquartered in Omaha, include operations in Nebraska, South Dakota and two-thirds of western Iowa.

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Adoption Links Worldwide Affiliates with Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska

Two of Nebraska’s premier adoption organizations are combining forces, creating a full-spectrum resource for waiting children and adoptive families. Adoption Links Worldwide (ALW) is now an affiliate of Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS).

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Enter the Nebraska Book Awards Competition by June 30

The Nebraska Book Awards, sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book and supported by the Nebraska Library Commission, recognizes and honors books written by Nebraska or Nebraska-related authors, published by Nebraska publishers, set in Nebraska, or relating to Nebraska. Submit nominations for the 2010 Competition (books with a 2009 copyright) by June 30.

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