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Jan and Dave Knopke

For more than 20 years, Jan and Dave Knopke have been loyal supporters of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. They have served on numerous boards, committees and initiatives. Jan and Dave have been instrumental in the success of the annual Snow Ball, with Dave recently ending his 12 year role as the patron committee chairman. Thank you, Jan and Dave, your kindness and leadership has made a difference in the lives of so many in Our Town.

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Renee Flowers

Renee Flowers is the executive director of Higher M-Pact, a non profit founded by her husband, Tyrone J. Flowers. The organization is dedicated to transforming the lives of high risk urban youth and communities. Renee is a member of the Centurions Class of 2015 and serves on the communications committee. She also serves on the advisory boards for Awesome Ambitions and House of Hope – Kansas City.

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Saint Luke’s Foundation

Deanna and Greg Graves are the honorary chairmen of the Saint Luke’s Foundation’s seventh annual Books and Boutiques. Kim Madden is the event chairman and Dr. Patricia Martin is the medical staff chairman of the April 4th event to be held at the Overland Park Convention Center. Guests will enjoy a gourmet lunch, fashion show, great shopping, and featured speaker Marlo Thomas. Proceeds will support Saint Luke’s South Hospital’s emergency department.

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Congratulations, Lauren and Thomas!

Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Cluen of Our Town are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Louise Cluen, to Thomas Elliot Bauer, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin W. Bauer of Wichita, Kansas. Lauren is the granddaughter of Mrs. Ted H. Greene, Sr., of Prairie Village and the late Mr. Greene and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. Cluen. Lauren is a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School.

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WIN for KC

Women’s Sports Awards Celebration
WNBA star and three-time Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Women’s Sports Awards Celebration, which kicked off WIN for KC’s 20th anniversary on January 31st at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center.¬†
Also featured in the March 8th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Laura Fitzgibbons Photography

Dan Dickinson received his award from Sara McMillan.

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