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Congratulations, Kelsi & Neal!

Susan DeVos of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Kelsi Marie DeVos, to Neal Cubbison Stark, the son of Mr. Benjamin Walker Stark of Our Town and the late Rita Evans Stark. The bride-to-be is also the daughter of the late Mr. Dennis DeVos. Kelsi is the granddaughter of Mrs. Robert Lange of Crofton, Nebraska, and the late Mr. Lange and the late Mr. and Mrs. Roy DeVos. She is a graduate of Fargo South High School in Fargo, North Dakota.

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Bishop Spencer Place – Bishop’s Benefit

Mendi Hanna and Kim Armstrong were co-chairmen of Bishop’s Benefit, a benefit for benevolent care at Bishop Spencer Place. The October 15th event was held at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center and kicked off 20th anniversary celebrations for the community, which opened its doors on December 6, 1995.

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Spotlight on Centurions – Mercedes Givens

Mercedes Givens is a member of the Centurions, class of 2017 and is a member of the recruiting committee and Food Task Force. He is a wealth management consultant for the private client reserve of U.S. Bank. Mercedes is married and has two children. He enjoys reading, golfing, exercising, cooking, and traveling.

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Lyric Opera Circle – Seduction Ball

The Lyric Opera Circle’s Seduction Ball will be held on April 2nd at Union Station Kansas City. The honorary chairmen are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bruening, and Mrs. Jack Spilker is the Circle president. The theme of the 30th annual event was inspired by the timeless allure of the opera, Carmen. Guests will enjoy a fabulous silent auction, a gourmet dinner, dancing, and romantic musical selections sung by Lyric Opera artists. A Benefactors’ Party will be held at the beautiful home of Mr.

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