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Following are fundraisers, donations and other charitable events happening in the Midlands. Email your information about good deeds to connect@owh.com or call 402-444-1040.

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Nancy's Almanac, April 17, 2014: Trees save money Nancy's Almanac, April 17, 2014: Trees save money
By Nancy Gaarder / World-Herald staff writer • Apr 17 at h:nn am/pm
Nancy's Almanac, April 16, 2014: Yes, it's been drier and colder than normal Nancy's Almanac, April 16, 2014: Yes, it's been drier and colder than normal
By Nancy Gaarder / World-Herald staff reporter • Apr 16 at h:nn am/pm
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Noteworthy: UNO dance team finishes fifth in national competition
UNO's dance team finished fifth 2014 in the Team Performance D1 competition at the National Dance Alliance Collegiate National Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla.
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Iowa West Foundation aids Joslyn Art Museum's repairs
The Iowa West Foundation, which has headquarters in Council Bluffs, has awarded the Omaha museum a $1 million grant for museum repairs.
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Pottawattamie County foundation hands out $20K in grants
The Pottawattamie County Community Foundation recently gave grants to local groups that give back to the southwestern Iowa community.
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Good Deeds, April 13
Following are fundraisers, donations and other charitable events happening in the Midlands. Email your information about good deeds to connect@owh.com or call 402-444-1040.
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Around and about: 660 hear parenting author at Completely KIDS lunch
Rosalind Wiseman, an internationally recognized expert on children, parenting and bullying, gave practical parenting advice as the luncheon's featured speaker.
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Bookends: Writers workshop April 23 at Wayne State
The annual Wayne State College Writers Workshop will be April 23. It is free and open to the public. Five writers will be on hand to discuss wiring in a specific genre.
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Nebraska Press Association unveils 2014 newspaper award winners
The sweepstakes winners in the Nebraska Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest were the weekly Gering Courier and the daily Kearney Hub.
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The World-Herald's weekend event recommendations
This weekend, you can learn more about birds, meet a famous author or invest in your health. We recommend the following events.
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Nearly 4 decades later, Sorensen Library still a Dundee hub
Learning of the community's need, former Mayor A.V. Sorensen agreed to donate an acre of land at 48th and Cass Streets for a multi-use facility.
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Noteworthy: Creighton's 2014 Student Employee of the Year is...
Our weekly roundup of noteworthy honors and achievements by individuals and organizations:
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Chalkboard: The week in Omaha-area school news
Each Saturday in Community Connection, we compile a list of Omaha-area school news and happenings.
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Opera Omaha to receive $25K grant from Lincoln Foundation
The grant is to support its second annual Opera Outdoors event, a free outdoor concert by four professional opera singers in the fall.
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Nebraska students compete in Destination Imagination state finals
Students from across the state competed to devise solutions at the Destination Imagination state finals April 5 in Kearney, Neb.
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Fraternity's dedication to literacy cemented (literally) in form of a bench
The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity's dedication to literacy and Druid Hill Elementary is now cemented outside the school in the form of a reading bench sculpture.
11 volunteer awards to be bestowed
First lady Sally Ganem to recognize Nebraskans for community service
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Director of Mercy Meals charity to step down, but mission carries on
The decision to give up the role as leader came through the same channels as Edie Noffke's decision to start the mission in the first place.
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Good Deeds, April 6
Following are fundraisers, donations and other charitable events happening in the Midlands. Email your information about good deeds to connect@owh.com or call 402-444-1040.
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Around and about: Jimmy Wayne dazzles at Project Harmony luncheon
Jimmy Wayne, author of “Paper Angels” and a singer/songwriter, captivated an audience of more than 1,200 on March 5 at CenturyLink Center.
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Bookends: Letters About Literature award winners named
Gov. Heineman will present Letters About Literature award certificates to young Nebraska writers Wednesday at a proclamation-signing ceremony for National Library Week.
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Hybrid or heirloom: Garden experts weigh in on pros, cons of each
Just as vintage clothes and antique furniture are hot in the world of fashion and furnishings, heirloom plants have seen a resurgence in gardening circles in recent years.
Forecast on the upswing after Thursday's rain
Man pleads not guilty in flight diversion
EB Harney Street lane closed
Ex-UNMC student loses appeal; claimed program didn't make accommodations for his depression
Grace: Your older self has a request — use sunscreen
At NU's helm, J.B. Milliken built the university by building relationships with state leaders
Agreement reached to end dog racing at Bluffs Run at end of 2015
City's Personnel Board is behind ‘ban-the-box’ proposal
World champion Crawford's promoter working to have title defense at CenturyLink Center
Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
Richard Paul Dreier, 90, was wounded in attack during WWII
Police issue arrest warrant in teen's shooting death
Beau McCoy calls Pete Ricketts a 'convenient conservative' for immigration stance
Kelly: Huskers' glory days of '80s live on — on the small screen and on stage
New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
Construction to start in May on West Broadway apartment/retail structure
3 Nebraska Board of Education candidates call for high standards
Douglas County Board candidates say they aren't ruled by party
Video: Stothert says Crossroads project is 'full speed ahead,' but she won't support bond issue
Ex-Obama official urges approval of Keystone XL pipeline
Benefit to be held for family of Omaha shooting victim
New Alegent Creighton Clinic to open in Council Bluffs
Police ID body found near 36th, Seward Streets
Hail, strong winds, heavy rain hit south-central Nebraska
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Breaking Brad: Walmart beats Russia, stakes a claim on the moon
Russia is claiming it owns a section of the moon. If you follow the news, you know this probably doesn't end well.
Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
The idea that Paul Hogan had studied and then hatched at his mother's table was that older people, rather than moving in with relatives or to an assisted-living center, would much prefer to stay home instead.
Kelly: Huskers' glory days of '80s live on — on the small screen and on stage
The 1984 NFL draft was unusual for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and these days it's remembered in the name of a rock band, the 1984 Draft. Tonight, the band is featured on the NFL Network.
Breaking Brad: Nebraska GOP candidates unified against naked squirrels
Some of these Nebraska campaigns are tilting pretty far right. At a recent forum, there was a consensus that we need to ban public dancing and clothe naked squirrels in public parks.
Breaking Brad: Inside the mind of a 99-year-old real estate agent
I saw an article about a 99-year-old real estate agent who's still working. “This house is extra special. It has indoor toilets!”
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