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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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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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