Social Circles

Patrick Michael Pearce

One and Having Fun!
Michaela and Patrick A. Pearce, Jr., held a “Mustache Bash” for their son, Patrick Michael Pearce, to celebrate his first birthday on January 10th. The active little boy enjoys playing with toy balls, and his father, who is a KU graduate and passionate Jayhawk’s fan, hopes that Patrick will play basketball someday for The University of Kansas. Patrick loves meatballs, and enjoys roughhousing with his friends at Premier Learning.

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Pop Tart

Tails of Our Town
Megan Hannahan and Austin Pickett adopted Pop Tart from Great Plains SPCA, and she has quickly settled into her new home. Pop Tart is a three month old American Bulldog mix, a true puppy who plays and sleeps as much as she can.
Also featured in the February 22nd issue of The IndependentĀ 

Megan and Pop Tart

 
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Clara Jane Cusser

Crib Note
A beautiful baby girl named Clara Jane Cusser arrived on October 21st. She weighed six pounds, nine ounces and was 20 and one half inches long. Clara has blue eyes and brown hair. Her proud parents are Anne and Andrew Cusser of Leawood. Clara’s thrilled grandparents are M.J. and Larry Walden of Leawood and Diana and Jim Cusser of Our Town.
Also featured in the February 22nd issue of The IndependentĀ 

 
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Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Bernabe, Jr.!

Bride’s Book
Stacy Ann Porto and Lawrence Douglas Bernabe, Jr., were married on November 9th at St. Francis Xavier Church. The bride is the daughter of Mary Porto of Leawood, and the late Dr. Anthony F. Porto, Jr. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Douglas Bernabe, Sr., of Chesterfield, Missouri. The wedding weekend kicked off with a welcome barbecue in Downtown Kansas City. The evening prior, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Grand Street Cafe.

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Congratulations Emily and Lucas!

Engagement
Mr. and Mrs. Melville Wilson Perry III of Prairie Village are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Rhoades Perry, to Lucas Charles Short, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Charles Short of Hamilton, Kansas. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School. Emily earned a bachelor of science degree in social work from Miami University, and a juris doctorate from The University of Kansas School of Law.

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