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December 20, 2000

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Three-vehicle accident injures two people

Two people were taken Tuesday morning to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a three-vehicle accident on Kansas Highway 10 at Clinton Parkway.

The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the injured as Dennis Lasley, 16, Lawrence, and Kimberly Reeve, 32, Hyattsville, Md. They were taken to the hospital by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical.

Lasley was treated and released but Reeve was admitted, an LMH representative said. No condition report was available for Reeve.

Lasley was driving a 1989 Mercury Cougar southbound on K-10 when it traveled across the center line and struck head-on a 1996 Honda Accord driven by Reeve, the Highway Patrol said.

A third vehicle, a 1987 Toyota Celica driven by Matthew Hailey, 25, Lawrence, was northbound on K-10 and traveled into a ditch to avoid a collision, the accident report said. The report did not list any injuries to Hailey.

Salvation Army needs help to meet Christmas fund goal

The Salvation Army needs assistance in reaching its Christmas fund-raising goal.

The community organization is approximately $48,000 short of its $145,00 goal, Lt. Kirk Schuetz, Salvation Army commander, said. The funds are needed to meet program needs throughout the year.

Salvation Army programs include the social service office, which helps families with rent, utility, food assistance, a basketball program and a noon feeding program. The center also offers Christmas assistance and sponsors the winter emergency shelter.

Contributions can be made at kettle locations or sent to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1177, Lawrence, 66044.

'Grandma' Layton activist gets Points of Light award

An activist for the late artist Elizabeth "Grandma" Layton has been selected as a National Point of Light recipient for his volunteer work.

Don Lambert, Topeka, has received the Daily Points of Light award, given by The Points of Light Foundation, the Knights of Columbus and the Corporation for National Service. The award honors individuals and organizations who have made a commitment to connect Americans through service to help critical needs in their communities and in the nation.

Lambert has helped many people reach a better understanding of mental health and how it relates to art and community independence.

For example, Layton cured herself of a 30-year depression through art, and Lambert helped promote the relationship of art, medicine and ethics through his friendship with her. He even wrote a book, "The Life and Art of Elizabeth 'Grandma' Layton." Layton was 83 when she died in 1993.

Humane Society offers 2001 calendars for sale

The Lawrence Humane Society's 2001 calendars, featuring the winners of last summer's photo contest, are now on sale.

The calendars are available at the humane society, 1805 E. 19th St., and some local merchants for $10, with proceeds benefiting the shelter.

To purchase a calendar call the humane society at 843-6835.

Wakarusa Watershed to have annual meeting

The annual meeting of Wakarusa Watershed Joint District No. 35 will be at 1 p.m. Jan. 9 at Shirley's Cafe, Overbrook.

Directors will be elected at the meeting to replace those whose terms are expiring, according to president Darrel Kinney. Six members will be elected to the board of directors for three-year terms.

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