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Congratulations, Anne & Michael!

Mr. and Mrs. James Richard Slaughter of Fairway are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Anne Manion Slaughter, to Michael Clark Hinckley, Jr., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Clark Hinckley of Cincinnati, Ohio. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. James Langwith Manion of St. Louis, Missouri, and the late Mrs. […]

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Powell Gardens – Under a Blue Moon

Diane Phillips and Larry McMullen served as co-chairmen of the 12th annual Under a Blue Moon Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction, “Blue Moon Over Cuba,” on June 7th at Powell Gardens. Partygoers dressed in their best Cuban attire and enjoyed delicious fare from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions and silent and live auctions. Peter and […]

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JLKCMO – Holiday Mart

The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s 28th annual Holiday Mart will take place at Bartle Hall from October 22nd through the 25th. Shayla Hammeke and Katie Minnis are the co-chairmen. Proceeds help the JLKCMO to continue its legacy of giving funds and volunteer hours to Our Town. Shayla Hammeke and Katie Minnis, co-chairmen   Also […]

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In The Spotlight – Rachel Sexton

On June 1st, Rachel Sexton started serving as president of the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri. Rachel is thrilled to be part of an organization that is developing women leaders by giving them significant volunteer opportunities. She is the chief operating officer of VPR Companies. Rachel and her husband, Brian King, have three children, […]

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CASA SuperHero 5K Run/Walk

The second annual CASA SuperHero 5K Run/Walk, “Every Child Needs a Hero, but Abused Children Need SuperHeroes,” was held on June 14th at Corporate Woods. Patty and Mick Matthews were the honorary chairmen, and Bryan Busby served as the emcee. Paul MacCready Kids Fun Run participants were greeted by Mike Steinmetz, Miss Kansas Junior Teen […]

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Child Abuse Prevention Association

CAPA’s 40 year commitment to the safety and well-being of children and families in Eastern Jackson County was recently celebrated by 250 guests. Brad Speaks served as the emcee. The Dawn Beye Legacy Award was presented to the members of the Junior Service League of Independence for founding CAPA in 1975. Board President Kirk Beye […]

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Happy Birthday, Francie!

Francie Bergman, the daughter of Leslie Carto and Rusty Bergman, celebrated her third birthday with a classic tea party in her home. The eight guests’ tea party manners were impeccable, and they did a great job of pouring tea for one another from mini teapots. After Francie blew out her candles, the boys and girls […]

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