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April 2010

Celebrating reading in America

Humphrey St. Francis first-grader, Alissa Kosch, reads a Dr. Seuss book to Mildred Scheer, left, and Hazel Eden, both residents at Countryside Nursing Home in Madison, as part of the Read Across America program March 2. The school's 10 first-graders took part in the annual reading motivation and awareness program to celebrate reading on the birthday of children's author, Dr. Seuss. Courtesy photo.

School hosts local blood drive

First time donor, Jarod Podliska - a sophomore at St. Francis High School in Humphrey - gives blood during the school's American Red Cross blood drive March 18. Ten of the 33 students who donated blood were first-time donors, said Julie Tetschner, the K-12 guidance counselor and the National Honor Society sponsor. The drive was open to the public, and students and faculty were encouraged to participate. Seventy-seven units of blood were collected during the drive. Courtesy photo.

BASH 2010 "Red Carpet Ready" - April 17

BASH 2010 "Red Carpet Ready": April 17 at Creighton Prep's Heider Center, 7400 Western Ave., Omaha. Cocktail reception and silent auction at 5 p.m. followed by dinner, live auction and raffle. Online auction eBASH will run March 23 through April 13. Tickets are $150. For reservations, contact Amy at 548-3858 or e-mail or visit

Walt Luksa Memorial Golf Tournament - May 22

Walt Luksa Memorial Golf Tournament: May 22 at Tregaron Golf Course, 13909 Glengarry Cir., Bellevue. In memory of Deb Radik and Stan Koubsky. Shotgun start 8 a.m. Best ball; foursomes; mixed couples. Fee of $75 per person includes 18 holes of golf, cart, dinner, door and hole prizes; $500 to sponsor a team includes hole signage, 18 holes, cart and dinner. Dinner at 2 p.m. at Assumption Guadalupe School, 5602 S. 22nd St., Omaha. Tickets for dinner are $20 per person. Registration and payment due by May 4. Call Brittany or Theresa at 734-0167. Proceeds go to Assumption Guadalupe School.

Transition team and year will help Omaha schools address merger issues

A six-member team will help guide Blessed Sacrament and St. Philip Neri through a year of transition before the schools merge for the 2011-2012 school year.
Blessed Sacrament School, 6316 N. 30th St., will close at the end of the 2010-2011 school year, and Blessed Sacrament students will be invited to attend St. Philip Neri School, 8202 N. 31st St.
With the closing of Blessed Sacrament, St. Philip Neri will serve students from Miller Park to the south as far north as Ponca Hills along N. 30th St.


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