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Congratulations, Courtney and James!

Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Gilbert Bainter of Derby, Kansas, and Mr. and Mrs. Leeland Amos Frantz of Mulvane, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Elizabeth Frantz, to James Zachariah Mullin, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Lenuel “Lenny” Mullin II of Lenexa. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon John Gericke of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. Dean Richard Frantz of Ottumwa, Iowa.

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9th Annual Carnival for CASA

Jackson County CASA
More than 630 guests enjoyed Jackson County CASA’s 9th Annual Carnival for CASA on September 13th at Paradise Park. Bethany and Tony Miller were the honorary chairmen. Proceeds support the training of volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children who are under court protection.
Also featured in the November 1st issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit:  Todd Riggins

Natalie Miller and Emma Adkins had fun with Sluggerrr.

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FORE the Place

The weather may have been cold and wet on September 12th, but that didn’t prevent golfers from hitting their best balls at the seventh annual FORE the Place Golf Tournament at Iron Horse Golf Club, a benefit for The Children’s Place.

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2014 Christmas Campaign

The Salvation Army
Margi and Keith Pence are the chairmen for The Salvation Army’s 2014 Christmas Campaign. Margi and Keith will oversee a goal of $11 million. The funds raised during the Campaign will support the programs of The Salvation Army, including food pantries, homeless shelters, emergency assistance, substance abuse programs, and more.

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