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Leigh Lawrence Gray

Crib Note
Leigh Lawrence Gray is the new girl in Town! The blue-eyed, dark blonde-haired beauty was born on December 9th to Courtney Lawrence Gray and Brett William Gray of Prairie Village. Leigh came into this world weighing seven pounds and four ounces. Her older brother, Patrick William Gray, just turned three. The little darlings are the grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wilson Lawrence of Our Town and Mr. and Mrs. William Gerald Gray of Gardner, Kansas.

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Top Ten Party

Celebrating Success
On February 20th, The Independent and Nonprofit Connect hosted a Top Ten Party at The Bean Hangar at The Roasterie. Emcee John Holt announced the Top Ten Events of 2013.  The 2014 Rising Stars of Philanthropy were also celebrated. Guests enjoyed delicious fare from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions, while celebrating Our Town’s commitment to philanthropy.

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Merle Ludwig

Tails of Our Town
Merle, a three-year-old American Blue Heeler, posed with Brody Butler, his new owner Scott Ludwig’s nephew. Scott adopted Merle from Great Plains SPCA, and the two of them are running buddies!
Also featured in the March 8th issue of The Independent 

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Brooke Edmonds

One and Having Fun!
Brooke Edmonds recently celebrated her first birthday with family at the beautiful Beaver Creek, Colorado, home of her grandparents, Sandy and Dr. Roger Jackson. She is the darling daughter of Ashley and John Edmonds. Brooke enjoyed meeting her cousin, Alice Beardsley, daughter of Dr. Courtney Jackson and Doug Beardsley. The happy girl shares her home with two Great Pyrenees dogs and tried to play with Sandy and Roger’s new bronze dog, Buddy.

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The Truman Library Institute

Wil Haygood will be the featured speaker at The Truman Library Institute’s 15th annual Wild About Harry to be held on April 10th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Wil is an award-winning journalist for The Washington Post, and best-selling author of The Butler; A Witness to History. Dr. Donna Shalala will receive the Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award.

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