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Spotlight on Centurions – Amy Bretall

Amy Bretall is a member of the Centurions, Class of 2015. She serves as co-chairman of the projects committee. Amy is the founder and CEO of Arbor Grove, a human resources, public outreach and real estate firm. She received a bachelor of science degree in business from Missouri State University, and a master’s degree in […]

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World Premiere – Opus 3875

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts held a World Premiere of a documentary film about the making of the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ, Opus 3875. Nearly 600 guests attended the March 1st event that included live organ selections by Jan Kraybill, organ conservator. Entitled Kingdom Come: The Making of Casavant 3875, the film […]

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Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy – Civic Service Awards Celebration

March 29th was the date for the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy’s Civic Service Awards Celebration, “Seeding the Future.” Ann and Kenneth Baum were the honorary chairmen, and Renana and Michael Abrams served as chairmen of the 42nd annual event that was held at the Overland Park Convention Center. Guests enjoyed cocktails, an auction, dinner, awards, […]

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Congratulations, Emily & Benjamin!

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Williams of Coppell, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Elizabeth Williams, to Benjamin Gustav Wickman, the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Fred Wickman of Our Town. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Williams and the late Mr. and Mrs. […]

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Women’s Employment Network – Annual Luncheon

Nearly 1,200 guests gathered on April 8th for the Women’s Employment Network  Annual Luncheon. Dianne and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II were the honorary chairmen, and Katie Van Luchene and Beth Zollars served as co-chairmen of the event that celebrates and honors women in Our Town who have overcome great obstacles to achieve economic stability for […]

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Crib Note – Ginny Marie Craig

A pink bundle of joy named Ginny Marie Craig arrived on March 9th to Nicole and B.J. Craig of Our Town. The little beauty weighed nine pounds, three ounces and has slate blue eyes and dark brown hair. Her proud grandparents are Marianne and Timothy J. Burns of Loch Lloyd and Mary Ann and Bernard […]

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Congratulations, Megan & Andrew!

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Lynn Turner of Our Town are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Lea Turner, to Andrew William Pence, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Keith Pence of Leawood. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Alfred Joseph Lane, Sr., of Mission Hills and the late Mr. Lane […]

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