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January 2004

LOCAL BRIEFS - January 23, 2003


18th Flower Festival to be held at cathedral

"Omaha at 150 Years" is the theme of the 18th Annual Cathedral Flower Festival. The annual showcase will celebrate the history of Omaha, commemorating many "firsts" in Omaha's rich past.

It will be held Jan. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., and Jan. 25 1-4 p.m. at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha.

There is no admission fee to the event, which attracts more than 10,000 visitors annually.

Hanus named victims' advocate

By Randy A. Grosse
The Catholic Voice

Mary Beth Hanus, an Omaha woman with experience in clinical and pediatric social work, will begin work Feb. 16 as assistance coordinator for the Archdiocese of Omaha.

As assistance coordinator, Hanus will help anyone who alleges sexual abuse involving clergy or archdiocesan employees, serving as an advocate to help determine the victim's needs and working to meet those needs.

Sound of Music

Members of this year's Music in Catholic Schools' Honor Band pose with instructors (from left) Debra Lund, Dan Irvin, Professor Charles Miller, Erika Hipsher and Melissa Delaney following their 2003 Christmas concert at Marian High School in Omaha.


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