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Big Dawg Open

First Place Golf
Chuck Laue and Kevin Westrope are the co-chairmen of the Big Dawg Open, a benefit for Great Plains SPCA. The sixth annual event will be held on September 4th at Paradise Pointe Golf Complex.  
Also featured in the August 9th issue of The Independent 

Hank Henry posed with shelter alum Benji at last year’s event.

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George Duncan Palmer

Crib Note
A handsome baby boy named George Duncan Palmer arrived on June 4th to proud parents Allison Laner Palmer and Jared Palmer of Prairie Village. George weighed seven pounds, four ounces and has blue-grey eyes and brown hair. His delighted grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joel Blass Laner of Our Town and Page Palmer and Bruce Palmer of Kansas City. George loves his darling grey and navy nursery that has an elephant theme.

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Diamond of Dreams

Royals Charities 
June 19th was the date for the Royals Charities’ Diamond of Dreams at Kauffman Stadium. Proceeds from the event support Royals Charities and The University of Kansas Hospital’s Neonatal Medical Home. Penny and Dan Glass were the chairmen. 
Also featured in the August 9th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit:  Chris Vleisides and Jason Hanna


Suzie and Kevin Osterhage flanked Eric Hosmer.

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Champagne Tea

2014 Lyric Opera Ball Auction
Jane and Dick Bruening opened their beautiful home recently for a Champagne Tea. Kansas City native and international opera star Joyce DiDonato was the featured guest. The event was offered as an item in the 2014 Lyric Opera Ball auction, where Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley and Ann Sundeen were the lucky bidders.

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Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Beckman!

Jill Deramus Wagner and Ian Nicholas Beckman were married on March 15th at The Pilgrim Chapel. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Don Wagner of Our Town. Jill is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Neal Deramus III and the late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wagner. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Allen Beckman of Our Town. Ian is the grandson of Mrs. Donald Theodore Beckman of Our Town and the late Mr. Beckman and the late Mr. and Mrs.

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