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April 2, 2022 Issue

Truman Library Institute – Wild About Harry

Deanne Porter and Patrick Ottensmeyer are the honorary chairmen for Wild About Harry, the 23rd annual event benefiting Harry S. Truman’s legacy and presidential library. Tamara and David Campbell are serving as the chairmen, and the gathering will be held on April 28th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The festivities […]

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Rachel’s Reads – April 2022

Sometimes everything can be overwhelming. There have been several times during the last few years with the pandemic, war, and the terrible news cycle, where it all just feels like too much. Even my usual methods of escaping into a new world or character can feel like just another thing to be accomplished rather than […]

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Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault – Community Luncheon

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) will host its Community Luncheon on April 29th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Janelle Williams Melendrez and Jeffrey Bucholtz will be the keynote speakers. They will discuss the intersectionality of violence and discrimination. Ann Abercrombie and Kristin Tyson are the honorary co-chairmen. Janea […]

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Lyric Opera Circle – Lyric Opera Ball, “Una Notte a Roma”

The Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball, “Una Notte a Roma,” will be held on April 9th at Loews Kansas City Hotel. Members of the Circle met at Hallbrook Country Club recently to assemble the party favors for the upcoming gala. With lunch and socializing, the pre-ball event was a complete success!      Featured […]

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Crib Note – Eleanor Emma Maughan

Who is the new little miss at the home of Lacey Owen Maughan and Kevin Maughan? Why, that’s Eleanor Emma Maughan – and you can call her Ella. This darling blue-eyed blonde was born on December 13th. She weighed eight pounds, nine ounces, and was 22 inches long. Her doting older brothers are Thomas Richard […]

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Children’s Mercy Hospital – Children’s Relief Association

The Children’s Relief Association (CRA) promotes the health and well-being of the children and families served by Children’s Mercy Hospital through charitable and volunteer activities. Since 1922, CRA, and its predecessor, Mercy Auxiliary, have provided volunteer services and allocated more than $4.1 million to Children’s Mercy Hospital. The organization’s 300 current active and associate members […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Andrea Nelson

Andrea Nelson spearheaded the organization of the third annual Green Tie Gala, which benefited the Opes Charitable Foundation and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Her tireless efforts included interacting with sponsors and securing live and silent auction packages – and that was in addition to creating all visual aspects of the event. Thank you, Andrea, […]

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Alphapointe – Boots & Pearls: Wine & Whiskey

Boots & Pearls: Wine & Whiskey was held on February 25th at The Museum at Prairiefire. The event was a benefit for Alphapointe, which works to empower people with vision loss to achieve their goals and aspirations. Nearly 600 guests enjoyed fine wines and whiskeys from around the world, delectable edibles, and lively entertainment.    […]

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Crib Note – Calum Sinclair Osmundsen

The bright-eyed and adorable Calum Sinclair Osmundsen made his entrance into the world on November 9th. Cal is the son of Megan Sinclair Osmundsen and Mark Osmundsen of Prairie Village. The blue-eyed, light brown-haired boy weighed seven pounds, eight ounces, and was 20 and one-half inches long. Cal is the younger brother of Lydia (who […]

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