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KC Shepherd’s Center – 50th Anniversary and 5th Annual 70 over 70 Awards Celebration

KC Shepherd’s Center’s 50th Anniversary and 5th Annual 70 over 70 Awards Celebration was held on September 17th. Kathy Cox and Gary Cortes and Edith and Benny Lee were the honorary co-chairs, and Carmen Zuniga and Tanner Wycoff served as the co-chairs for the event, which was held at The Midland Theatre. Kathy Smith and Dr. Rusty Ryan were the recipients of Elbert Cole Lifetime Achievement Awards. The evening’s agenda included cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, and dancing. 

70 over 70 Honoree Evelyn Maddox with Vickie and Brian Maddox


Jessica and Bryan Swindler


70 over 70 Honoree Kar Woo and Russell Townsend


Mary and Randy Neil, 70 over 70 honoree; and Merritt Neil


Randy and Carolyn Hall, board member


Featured in the November 12, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Keith Gard


First Tee Greater Kansas City – Day For Kids Golf Tournament

For 25 years, Tom Watson’s Day For Kids Golf Tournament has raised funds to ensure that young people have the opportunity to learn to play – and love – golf.…

Awesome Ambitions – Purse-onality 2023

The Gallery Event Space was the site for Awesome Ambitions’ Purse-onality 2023. The festive event featured two fashion shows, a brunch, and entertainment from Eboni Fondren. Awesome Ambitions girls modeled…

BOTAR – 2023 Mothers’ Dessert

Missy Schaffer’s lovely home was the site for the BOTAR Mothers’ Dessert on June 22nd. Excitement was in the air for The BOTAR Ball, which will be held on October…

Summer Celebrations 2023

The residents of Our Town love the summer months, and The Independent delights in sharing your special moments.                            …