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First Call – Fifth Annual Celebration Evening

First Call’s Fifth Annual Celebration Evening, “A Night of Recovery & Hope with Laurie Dhue,” was held on September 17th at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Denise and Scott Slabotsky were the chairmen, and former national broadcaster and recovery advocate Laurie Dhue was the keynote speaker.

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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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