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MOCSA – Johnson County Fall Forum

MOCSA’s 10th annual Johnson County Fall Forum was held on October 8th at the Overland Park Marriott. Kay and Tom Martin were the honorary chairmen, and Michele Manne Neylon and Vince Sabia served as the co-chairmen. Dr. David Lisak was the keynote speaker.

Also featured in the November 16th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Jenny Frazee

(Seated) Goldia Kiteck, Savannah Rattanavong, Brooke Spillman, and Morgan Bartels (standing) Kristin Tyson, Becky Sandhaus, Karen Leimer, and Julie Davis
(Seated) Dr. Denise Miller, Amy Leiker and Leslie Helmer (standing) Brandi Patrick and Melodee Bartel 
(Seated) Julie Donelon, MOCSA; and Tom Martin, honorary chairman (standing) Kay Martin, honorary chairman; and Karen O’Donnell
(Seated) Vicki Asher, Nadia Reed and Elise Chapline (standing) Charlotte Wicklund, Terra Mango, Mikki Spencer, and Masha Lesslie



Fountains In Our Town – The Children’s Fountain

Anita B. Gorman, a resident of the Northland, became the first woman to be a member of the Kansas City, Missouri Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners in 1979. She…

Empowering Women By Anne Potter Russ

Finding employment and keeping employment are challenging enough tasks. When women in our community add in the stress of starting a new business or trying to navigate the repercussions of…

Fountains In Our Town – William Volker Memorial Fountain

William Volker was born in 1859 in Germany. He came with his family to the United States in 1871, and he settled in Kansas City in 1882. A newspaper advertisement…

Art Scene – Onnissia

Twenty-seven-year-old Onnissia (pronounced oh nee see yuh), born in South Central Los Angeles, became interested in art when she was seven years old. “I was told by everyone that I…