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The Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City Central

Leading the Way
The Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City Central’s annual Prime Time Awards was held on October 24th at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Former Mayor Kay Barnes, UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton and Carol Sader were honored as the 2013 Prime Time Champions, and Esther Valladolid Wolf received the 2013 Dr. Elbert C. Cole Founder’s Award. Stevi Brick served as the chairman.

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Harold Hepfer

Cheers to Volunteers

Since his retirement, Harold Hepfer has been the top bell ringer during Christmas time for The Salvation Army, Kansas & Western Missouri. He can be spotted at the Walmart store at Boardwalk in the Northland and has his own specially made gold kettle.
Also featured in the December 14th issue

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Congratulations Whitney and Derek!

Whitney Ann Hatfield and Derek Allen Hoefer will meet at the altar of St. John’s United Methodist Church on June 7th to exchange vows. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Sarah Smull Hatfield and Victoria McVicker of  Aurora, Colorado, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Grant Hatfield of Our Town. Whitney is the granddaughter of Jane Smull of Overland Park and the late Dr. Ned Smull and Nancy Laubach of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Dr. Grant Hatfield of Our Town.

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46th annual Nutcracker Ball

The Ballet Guild
Don’t miss the most delightfully festive party in town, the Ballet Guild’s 46th annual Nutcracker Ball on December 6th in the Grand Ballroom of Bartle Hall. The evening begins with an enchanting cocktail hour accompanied by endless Christmas goodies, a delicious three-course meal and a behind-the-scenes performance by the Kansas City Ballet dancers. Susan Bubb and Megan Bubb Cribb are serving as the co-chairmen. For more information, visit

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Congratulations Captain & Mrs. David Thomas Collins

Monica Leigh Porter and Captain David Thomas Collins were married on August 31st at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. The bride is the daughter of Drs. Charles and Susan Porter of Our Town. Monica is the granddaughter of Dr. Donald R. Smith and the late Mrs. Smith and the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Porter. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Collins of Vero Beach, Florida. He is the grandson of Mrs.

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