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Archbishop George J. Lucas talks with Marjorie Uerling, left, a consecrated virgin from Mary Our Queen Parish in Omaha, during a brunch at Happy Hollow Country Club Sept. 29 in Omaha, where about 70 women gathered to celebrate consecrated life. Also talking with the archbishop are Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Patricia Linssen, center, and Kay Warning, both of West Point, and in the foreground Notre Dame Sisters Ernestine Havlovic, left, and Cynthia Hruby, of Omaha. The annual Mass, this year at St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Omaha, and the reception are sponsored by the West Omaha Serra Club. Photo by FRED WOLSKI/LEGACY FILM STUDIO
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Third-grader Christy Guzman Esquivel pauses while giving a high five at Mary Our Queen School in Omaha during the school’s eighth annual Home & School Mustang March. More than 500 students, 50 teachers and many volunteers marched through the school’s neighborhood to raise more than $40,000 for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives.
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Sophomores Anna Thibodeau, left, Lucy Filipi and Madison Smith sort canned food gathered during a neighborhood and school food drive as part of a Global Day of Service Sept. 14 at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Omaha. The event at the all-girls school celebrated the 200th anniversary of the day St. Rose Philippine Duchesne opened the first Sacred Heart school in St. Charles, Mo. Students also learned about the effects of food waste and hunger on the community and world.
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Two graduates, three longtime parent volunteers and a teacher were honored Sept. 6 for leadership and service to Marian High School at the school’s Esprit de Corps Awards Banquet.   Celann LaGreca, a 1975 graduate of the all-girls school in Omaha and member of Sacred Heart Parish in Omaha, was named alumna of the year. She leads her own...
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Mercy High School in Omaha set another fundraising record during its 27th annual Driving for Excellence Golf Fest Sept. 10.   The event raised more than $73,000 for the all-girls school’s negotiated tuition program, topping last year’s record $65,000.   More than 180 golfers participated in a shotgun start at Omaha’s Players Club at Deer...
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Extreme heat Sept. 17 didn’t stop a record number of golfers from hitting the links to help raise more than $43,000 for Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School in Bellevue.   The Cougar Classic Golf Outing at Eagle Hills Golf Course in Papillion was sold out with 160 golfers signing up, and 158 participated.   Event chairs were members of...

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