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An Idea Whose Time Has Come

The Black Pantry Kansas City has the best tag line – “Kansas City’s Dopest General Store.” Owner Brian Roberts saw the need in 2019 and 2020 for a one-stop-shop for consumers to find products sold by Black-owned and run businesses. “Wouldn’t it be convenient to have one place to shop instead of looking all over […]

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Folds of Honor – Remembering Roger

A Vietnam veteran himself, he served with the United States Army 1st Air Cavalry Division, Roger Buford was deeply involved in the efforts of the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of service members who have been disabled or lost their lives. Roger, who died in March, had […]

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Kansas City Auto Museum’s and The Parks & Recreation Foundation of Johnson County’s The Meadowbrook Car Show and A Cocktail Party

A Cocktail Party and The Meadowbrook Car Show were held recently in support of the Kansas City Auto Museum and The Parks & Recreation Foundation of Johnson County. Proceeds from the events will benefit the new Public Art Program of Johnson County Park & Recreation District, and the programs of the Kansas City Auto Museum, […]

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Jackson County CASA’s Light of Hope Breakfast

April 14th was the date for Jackson County CASA’s Light of Hope Breakfast, which was a virtual event this year. Kelly and Ron Lockton were the honorary chairmen. Debbie Bass was the keynote speaker. Jewish Family Services (JFS) and the Robinson Family were honored with the Light of Hope Award, and Michele Sewell received the […]

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University of Central Missouri’s President’s Gala

April 12th was the date for University of Central Missouri’s President’s Gala, “The Arts are the Future,” which was a virtual event this year. Jeanette Prenger and Debby Ballard were the honorary co-chairmen, with Bryan Busby serving as the emcee. Guests enjoyed performances by students and faculty that were recorded in Helzberg Hall at the […]

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Benedictine College’s Virtual Scholarship Ball

Benedictine College’s virtual 2021 Scholarship Ball was a huge success. The event set a record for fundraising, and guests tuned in from across the United States and around the world to watch the fun. The program included performances by the Raven Regiment Marching Band, stories from featured students, and inspiring messages from Benedictine College President […]

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The 2021 Paw Print Issue

A celebration of the remarkable pets of Our Town.  Sponsored by:       Cooper * The Silvey Family   Dobby and Haley Bowman Photo Credit: Nicole Bissey   Captain and Lillie * Lauren Fredrickson and Aaron Schmeltz   Dobby * Haley Bowman Photo Credit: Nicole Bissey   Dobby and Hank Bowman Photo Credit: Nicole […]

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Halo’s Virtual ArtReach Auction

HALO’s Virtual ArtReach Auction, “The Main Event,” was held on February 26th. The evening featured the premiere of the HALO documentary short film, live entertainment, silent and live auctions, and Special Guest Oprah Winfrey, who interviewed HALO youth, Marjai. Proceeds support the organization’s mission to end childhood homelessness.   Meilene Robinette, Chelsea Tapken, Carly Schultze, […]

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and The Ivy Community Service and Education Foundation’s 68th Debutante Ball

The Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and The Ivy Community Service and Education Foundation hosted the 68th Debutante Ball on February 26th. The theme for the virtual event was “A Celebration of Grandeur and Grace.” Twyla Woods-Buford, the midwestern regional director, gave a special greeting. Kimberlyn Jones choreographed the waltz for the […]

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