Signing Off: Veteran ‘sign writer’ will retire after a half-century

Special skills, special man. I truly enjoyed meeting Jim and having the privilege of telling his story.This  article ran on the front page of the Omaha World-Herald on October 26, 2009. SIGNING OFF – Veteran ‘sign writer’ will retire after a half-century – By Christine Laue WORLD-HERALD  For more than a half-century, Jim O’Keefe alerted … Continue reading

Mama’s last call

A 56-year-old bartender is forced to retire after 30 years at a legendary Omaha live music venue that would be torn down to make way for a Walmart. “Mama’s Last Call” ran in the Omaha World-Herald on May 8 — Mother’s Day — in 2005. Mama’s Last Call For 30 years, Ranch Bowl bartender Amal Sawaged … Continue reading