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October 2010

St. Robert Bellarmine Parish's Chic boutique - Oct. 21

St. Robert Bellarmine Parish's Chic boutique: Oct. 21, 5-9 p.m. at the church, 119th and Pacific, Omaha. Will feature gifts, handcrafted art. jewelry, accessories, toys, décor and more. Bring in your outdated, broken or mismatched gold jewelry and receive cash on the spot. Borsheims will donate 10 percent above what you receive for your gold to the parish. Contact Laurie at 697-1388 or

LARSON-Sofia Rose.

LARSON-Sofia Rose. Funeral service Oct. 15 at the funeral home. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Survived by parents, Timothy and Lia Larson; grandparents, Thomas and Julene Larson, and Fred and Gloria Morinelli; great-grandparents, Mary Larson, John Betterman, Loraine Kreigler and Lucille Morinelli; aunts; uncles; cousins. Memorials to St. Robert Bellarmine Church.



RADMAN-Ruby M. (Lekovich),

RADMAN-Ruby M. (Lekovich), 83. Funeral Mass Oct. 15 at Ss. Peter and Paul Church. Interment at St. Mary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Edward; parents, Michael and Lujea Lekovich; brothers, John, Jim and Joe Lekovich; sister-in-law, Eleanor; brother-in-law, Nick Modrcin Sr. Survived by sister, Anne Modrcin; sister-in-law, Myrtle Lekovich; nephews; nieces; great-nieces; nephews. Memorials to the family.



BARATTA-James J., 81. Visitation 5 p.m., wake services 7 p.m., both Oct. 15 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Oct. 16 at St. Bernadette Church, Bellevue. Preceded in death by first wife, Kathyrn; daughter, Debbie. Survived by wife, Susan; sons, John Baratta and James Harvey; daughter, Angela Harvey;

nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.



Marian students "walk on sunshine" at annual event

Marian High School seniors, from left, Maggie Rossiter, Josie Bettger and Abbey Furlow were "walkin' on sunshine" during the annual Walk-A-Thon Sept. 25. More than 700 Marian students ran, skipped and walked 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) through the heart of the Keystone neighborhood for the event, which raised $110,000 for the Omaha school. Courtesy photo.

Students participate in Life Chain

Damon Korus, a sixth-grader at Holy Family School in Lindsay; Johnny Babel, a sixth-grader at Humphrey Public; Riley Beller, a sixth-grader at Holy Family; and Brock Wiese, a fifth-grader at Holy Family, were among those lining the street Oct. 3 in Lindsay during the annual Life Chain. Nearly 100 people attended the hour-long event and lined up along Highway 91 to stand quietly, pray the rosary or sing. Catholic Order of Foresters served rolls and coffee at the town hall after the event. Courtesy photo.

School to host first sports workshop

With the help of the University of Notre Dame, St. Stephen the Martyr School in Omaha will host the first "Play Like a Champion Today" (PLC) educational sports series workshop Nov. 5 and 6 to promote athletics as ministry to youth and families and build teams as moral communities.

The weekend will include workshops for parents and youth coaches.

Math and science are fun at St. Wenceslaus

Middle school students at St. Wenceslaus School in Omaha were wowed by pops, bangs and flashes during a Sept. 24 chemistry and physics presentation by Dr. Dan Sullivan, professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).

The presentation, "CAPOW! Chemistry and Physics on Wheels," is part of a year-long pilot program at St. Wenceslaus called "Explorations in STEM" (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Creighton recognized for Relay for Life

A Creighton University event, which raised $69,017 for the American Cancer Society, was honored last month at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Leadership Summit.

The Omaha Jesuit university's Relay for Life, which took place March 26 and 27 and had 37 registered survivors in attendance, received the Per Capita Award during the awards ceremony in Dallas.

Creighton's Relay for Life ranked first in the six states in the High Plains Division among college relays on campuses with 5,000 to 9,999 students enrolled.


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