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Black & Orange Bash

Child Abuse Prevention Association
The Bean Hangar at The Roasterie was the setting for the Child Abuse Prevention Association’s fifth annual Black & Orange Bash on October 24th. Guests enjoyed a costume contest, live music by The Chad Abernathy Band, exciting raffle items, and a Royals watch party as part of the World Series excitement.

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MOCSA

Johnson County Fall Forum
MOCSA’s Johnson County Fall Forum was held on October 10th at the Overland Park Marriott. More than 275 guests supported MOCSA programming and learned more about sexual violence prevention at the event. Dr. Alan Heisterkamp, a recognized educator and leader in the field of violence prevention, was the keynote speaker. Judy and Chuck Wells were the honorary chairmen, and Maureen Brady and Lucy McShane were the co-chairmen.

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Crescendo Benefactors’ Party

Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance at UMKC
The Benefactors’ Party for the Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance at UMKC’s Crescendo was held on November 4th at the beautiful home of Joan and Byron Thompson. The Byron Thompson family and Country Club Bank were the hosts of the lovely event. Crescendo was held on November 7th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Also featured in the December 6th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Larry F.

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Richard Hu

Richard Hu is president and managing partner of HJM Architects, which his father founded more than 30 years ago. They keep the practice diverse with work in healthcare, education, commercial, industrial/warehouse, and non-profit organizations. Richard is a member of the Centurions Class of 2015 and is currently a member of the Southtown Council and a founding board member of the Monarch College Preparatory Academy.

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Congratulations, Stephane & Christopher!

Engagement 
Mr. and Mrs. David Rall Bradley, Jr. of St. Joseph, Missouri, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephane Suzanne Bradley, to Christopher Philip Cooch, the son of Maralyn Patricia Cooch of Surrey, England, and Mr. John Edward Cooch of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. James Russell Bocell, Sr. of St. Joseph and the late Mrs. Bocell and Mrs. David Rall Bradley, Sr. of Palm City, Florida, and the late Mr. Bradley.

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