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2014 Greater Omaha Leadership Prayer Breakfast

February 16th, 2014 No comments

Omaha Prayer BreakfastOne of my favorite Omaha events is the annual prayer breakfast held each Spring.  Hosted by the CBMC organization, the 49th annual breakfast will be held April 18, 2014 at 6:30 a.m. at the La Vista Convention Center, 12520 Westport Parkway, in La Vista.

Open to the public, and typically attended by over 600 people, this sit-down plated breakfast shows the ability of our business and community leaders to come together in unity and strength.  Prayers are offered for the community’s businesses, churches, and missions. Prayers are also lifted for our Omaha youth, the elderly, those serving in our government and military, and so on.

In the past year, Omaha has experienced several high profile homicides – violence is all around us. Now, more than ever, we need to be a city on our knees.

This year, the event’s host speaker will be Mark Whitacre, COO of Cypress Systems Inc.  Mark came to public attention in 1995 when, as president of Bio Products Division of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), he was the highest-level corporate executive in U.S. history to become a FBI whistleblower. His undercover work for the FBI became the inspiration for the major motion picture, “The Informant” starring Matt Damon, as Mark Whitacre.

Advance registration for the breakfast is required. Individual tickets are available from $49 to $89. Table reservations and corporate sponsorships are also available. You may visit the Omaha prayer breakfast website for more details, or register at the CBMC event website.

I strongly encourage your attendance at this life changing event. I promise it will be a great start to Easter weekend.  Happy Motoring!!

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Adams Park Community Center

December 10th, 2009 No comments

Adams Park Community CenterAdams Park Community CenterAdams Park Community CenterLocated at 3230 John Creighton Boulevard in North Omaha, is the Adams Park Community Center. My friend Chuol Tuach loves to come here to work out, and to participate in a pick-up basketball game with other neighborhood youth. The Adams Park facility has a weight room, gym and locker room/shower facilities. It also has extensive outdoor recreation space, including a football field, a soccer field, 3 softball fields and two outdoor basketball courts. The City of Omaha Parks and Recreation Department maintains several excellent community and senior centers throughout the city, just like the one at Adams Park. Use of these facilities is typically free of charge. Follow the link to determine what centers are near to you. Happy Motoring!

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Hope Center for Kids

December 1st, 2009 No comments

IMG_0831IMG_0832Located at 2200 N. 20th Street, the Hope Center for Kids is a non-profit community center providing urban youth with opportunities to grow spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually. Through its skating rink and entertainment center, and through its programs and events, the Hope Center offers kids a place to belong, a sense of security, direction and purpose. Program activities include the areas of athletics, art, education, social skills and employment training, community service and Biblical life teaching. The Hope Center for Kids focuses on four developmental areas: faith, education, employment, and collaboration. The Hope Center is open Monday through Friday after school for mentoring and other organized activities. Contact Ty Schenzel at 402-341-4673 if you’d like to get involved, and Happy Motoring!

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2009 Dine Out Against Hunger

October 12th, 2009 No comments

On Tuesday, October 13th, several Omaha restaurants will be participating in the “2009 Dine Out Against Hunger.” Ten percent of their days proceeds will be donated to the Omaha Food Bank. The Food Bank works to alleviate hunger in the Omaha area. Dining out at one of the participating restaurants is an easy way for you to get involved in our community, while helping to feed our area’s men, women and children who face hunger on a daily basis. The Food Bank will distribute between 5 and 7 million pounds of food this year alone. Direct contributions can also be made through the Omaha Food Bank website. Happy Motoring!

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