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2015 Class of Rising Stars – Henry W. Wash

Henry Wash started off in life with the odds against him. Malnourished and abandoned as an infant, he lived in a foster home and was finally adopted at age seven. Henry also had difficulties in school until a man named Thurman Mitchell mentored him, giving him tools for academic success. After Thurman died, Henry felt at […]

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Stems: A Garden Soirée

The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park’s eighth annual Stems: A Garden Soirée will be held on June 27th at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Guests will enjoy fine wines, delicious fare from 24 restaurants, strolling through the gardens, plein air art, and fireworks. Victor & Penny and Funk Syndicate will provide […]

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Heart to Heart International – Compassion Gala

Heart to Heart International’s Compassion Gala will be held on May 9th event at The Gallery Event Space. Carla Duryee is the chairman, and Bob Regnier is serving as the honorary chairman of the event that features cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, and great entertainment. Proceeds support Heart to Heart International’s mission to improve […]

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10th annual Girls’ Night In

Courtney Earnest was the honorary chairman, and Melissa Earnest, Joanna Glaze and Pam Thompson were the host co-chairmen of the 10th annual Girls’ Night In. The February 26th event was held at The Gallery Event Space. Proceeds support the Adelaide C. Ward Women’s Heart Health Center at The University of Kansas Hospital and Turning Point: […]

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Patrick!

Kathryn Eleanor Stinson and Matthew Ray Patrick were married on October 18th at St. Mary’s the Annunciation Catholic Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Groves of Our Town and Dr. and Mrs. Wade Stinson of Gainesville, Florida. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. […]

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Benedictine College – 44th Annual Scholarship Ball

Benedictine College’s 44th Annual Scholarship Ball was held on February 28th at the Overland Park Convention Center. Lené Westerman and Joan and Stephen Charbonneau were the co-chairmen of the event. Peggy and Steve McBride and Linda and Dr. Jim Bongers were honored with the Cross of the Order of St. Benedict. Katie Carr, Kansas State […]

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Congratulations, Justine & Michael!

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph Nolte of Leawood are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Justine Elizabeth Nolte, to Michael Geoffrey Groff, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Jerome Groff of Lee’s Summit, Missouri. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Zeller and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nolte, Jr. […]

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