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First Call – Celebration Evening

Unity Temple on the Plaza was the setting for First Call’s annual Celebration Evening, which was held on September 26th. More than 400 guests gathered for the event that featured Elizabeth Vargas, Emmy Award-winning journalist; in conversation with Lara Moritz. Danielle and John Myers served as chairmen of the event that raised awareness about First Call and substance use disorder as a disease.

Jenn Evans, Elizabeth Vargas, special guest; and Jan Evans


Donogene Mealie and Lara Moritz


Phyllis and Lon Switzer, board member


Nhi Tuggle, LaTanya Dumas, and Marchel Alverson, all with First Call


Board Members Dee Pack and Jeffrey Kuntz with Richard D. Rhyne, board chairman


Cindy Bundschuh, Melissa Saubers, Suzanne Parker, and Erin Lockhard

Also featured in the November 9, 2019 issue of The Independent


Home Sweet Home

Residents of Our Town have been staying busy while they practice social distancing. Cheers to the simple things in life! Boy Scout Troop 393 Member Ben P. has been living…

Rockhurst University – Leadership Series Luncheon

March 5th was the date for the annual Rockhurst University Leadership Series Luncheon. The annual event was held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Carly Fiorina,…

Sherwood Autism Center – Beat The Blues

Blue was the color of the evening at Sherwood Autism Center’s Beat The Blues party. The third annual event was held at The Abbott. Mandy and Ryan Gray served as…

The National World War I Museum and Memorial – Extraordinary Measures

As the well-known saying goes, “extraordinary times call for … extraordinary measures.” There is no debate regarding the challenges of the times we are living through now, in the 21st…