Social Circles

Congratulations, Aly & Ryan!

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Edward Swyden of Leawood are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyson Patricia Swyden, to Ryan Michael Burnett, the son of Maxine Morillo Novotny of Wichita, Kansas, and Mr. Ray Burnett of Wichita, Kansas. Aly is the granddaughter of Jo Alice Swyden of Our Town and the late Mr. Louis E. Swyden, Sr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Rupe. Aly is a graduate of Blue Valley High School.

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Congratulations, Whitney & Beech!

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Leo Gallagher of Springfield, Missouri, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Leigh Gallagher, to Robert Beech Reagan, the son of Connie Ann Reagan of Lake Tapawingo, Missouri, and Mr. Robert Forest Reagan of Oak Grove, Missouri. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Marie Brinkman of Pittsburg, Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. O. Gene Bicknell of Englewood, Florida, the late Pauline Didlake, and the late Mr. Leo Gallagher.

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Tails of Our Town – Opal

Opal was adopted by Kimberly Winter Stern in February from Great Plains SPCA. Playful, loving and curious, Opal now resides at her fur-ever home with cat sibling, Buddens. Opal was a special medical case at Great Plains SPCA, but the no kill animal welfare agency provided her with the care she needed until she found her new loving family.

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Congratulations, Blair & Quig!

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Painter Thompson of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Blair Stewart Thompson, to William Quigley Lucas Bruning, the son of Daphne Nan Muchnic of Mission Hills and Mr. William Lucas Bruning of Mission Hills. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Parkman Halsey Clancy of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, the late Mr. John Preston Levis, Jr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Thompson, Sr.

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Congratulations, Pamela & Richard!

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Grasse of St. Louis, Missouri, are pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Pamela Jane Ganer, to Richard Bradley Winter, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Winter of Mission Hills. The bride-to-be is also the daughter of the late Mr. Donald Ganer. Pamela is a graduate of Nerinx Hall High School in Webster Groves, Missouri.

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