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Cindy Marshall

Since the opening of Great Plains SPCA’s Independence Campus in April, Cindy Marshall has donated more than 2,300 hours of service. Rain or shine, hot or cold, Cindy makes sure that all dogs are walked and receive individual play time. Her hard work improves the shelter pets’ experience, and prepares them for forever homes. Thank you, Cindy, you are a true hero! 
Also featured in the February 8th issue of The Independent 

 
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Nutcracker Luncheon

Kansas City Ballet Guild
December 12th was the date for the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Luncheon at The American Restaurant.  Guests enjoyed a festive afternoon, complete with sounds of the season as played on the piano, as well as a presentation by Devon Carney, Kansas City Ballet.
Also featured in the February 8th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit:  Larry F.

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Joy Vann-Hamilton

Spotlight on Centurions
Joy Vann-Hamilton is the academic dean of ITT Technical Institute in Our Town and oversees campus academic operations, which includes curriculum, instruction, staffing, and compliance. She is a member of the Centurions Class of 2015, and serves on the leadership and civic engagement and communications committees.
Also featured in the February 8th issue of The Independent 

Joy Vann-Hamilton and Komica Purnell

 
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Insider Tip

Larry F. Levenson

Photographer Larry F. Levenson advises gentlemen to button their suit jackets when being photographed. It will create a more complimentary geometry at the chest and abdomen and will be more flattering to the eye. Larry also recommends that gentlemen resist the urge to put their arms around the people next to them in a photo. Clothing has to stretch and pull to accommodate the action and rarely photographs well.

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The Kansas City Zoo

Jazzoo

The Kansas City Zoo’s most adventuresome event, Jazzoo, will be held on June 6th. Sandy Johnson is serving as the chairman of the event which will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Guests will enjoy cocktails, delicious bites from some of Our Town’s best restaurants and fabulous entertainment.
Also featured in the February 8th issue

 
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