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Congratulations Mollie and Brian!

Mr. and Mrs. Don Christopher Black of Prairie Village are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary “Mollie” Newman Black, to Brian Joseph Bechtold, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bechtold of Springfield, Missouri. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Angus McCallum and the late Mr. and Mrs. Don A. Black. Mollie is a graduate of Accelerated Schools of Overland Park.

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New Belgium Beer Tasting

Pawsitively DeliciousĀ 
On September 12th, both people and pets had a tail waggin’ good time at the New Belgium Beer Tasting at Rimann Liquors. Proceeds benefited Wayside Waifs, Our Town’s largest and most comprehensive no-kill pet adoption campus.
Also featured in the November 2nd issue of The IndependentĀ 

Cecil Lam, Michelle Kovacs, Dianne Siegel, Ellen Hanson posed with one of Wayside Waifs adoptable dogs, Lois.

A slider with the ID of 2 was not found.

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2013 Chiefs Charity Game

Chiefs Helping ChildrenĀ 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City was chosen as the 2013 Chiefs Charity Game beneficiary. The Game was held on August 16th against the San Francisco 49ers and raised more than $500,000. Jeanette Prenger and Dave Ebbrecht were the honorary co-chairmen, and Paul Kushnir served as the chairman.

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Presenting Prelude

Harriman-Jewell Series
September 30th was the date for Prelude, an annual benefit to celebrate the 49th season of the Harriman-Jewell Series, at Indian Hills Country Club. Maureen and Richard Durwood were the honorary chairmen, and Pati Chasnoff, Merry Prostic and Susan Spaulding served as the co-chairmen. Guests enjoyed a performance by special guest artist, baritone Daniel Belcher, and Esther Loeb received the Richard Harriman Award for Excellence in the Arts.

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Spotlight on Centurions

John Burgess
John Burgess joined Walsworth Publishing Company in 2009 and serves as director of strategy and innovation. John is a member of the Centurions Class of 2014 and serves as co-chairman of the Curriculum Committee. John also contributes his time and talent to the Gillis Center for Children and Families, Cornerstones of Care and Junior Achievement. John and his wife, Amber, have a daughter, Isabel.

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