A 75th birthday celebration for Marcie Turner, Linwood, will be from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Linwood Community Building, Third and Main streets. Friends and family are welcome to attend.¢
Carol and Greg Rau, Lawrence, announce the birth of their son, William Ryne Rau, born Jan. 18, 2003, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.¢
John and Jennifer Martello, Lawrence, announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Marie Martello, born Dec. 31, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She has a brother, Alfonso Martello.¢
Jodie Bacon, Baldwin, was named to the Dean's List for the fall 2002 semester at Sterling College by receiving at least a 3.5 grade-point average. Bacon is the daughter of Dennis and Shelley Bacon.¢
Jordan Ulrich, Baldwin, was named to the fall 2002 Dean's Honor Roll at Fort Scott Community College by earning at least a 3.75 grade-point average.¢
Ben Jensen, Lawrence, is one of eight Sterling College students in Pusan, South Korea, in January as part of a "Share Your World" trip offered through the college. The group left Dec. 31 and will return Tuesday.
While in South Korea, Jensen is teaching English as a second language at the Mission Language School of Sooyoungro Presbyterian Church. The language school is a ministry of the church that trains its future missionaries while reaching out to Buddhists in the city.
The Sterling students are teaching three or four classes a day to students ranging in age from first-graders to adults. They are living with host families.
Throughout the fall semester, Jensen met once a week to prepare to teach ESL and to learn about the South Korean culture.¢
Derek Korte and Katherine Tharp, both of Lawrence, were named to the Dean's List for the fall 2002 semester at the University of Minnesota by earning at least 3.67 grade-point average.¢
Erin Pipkin, Lawrence, made the Dean's List during the fall 2002 semester at the University of Iowa by receiving at least a 3.5 grade-point average.¢
Taylor Culley Buchanan, Lawrence, is the recipient of an academic scholarship from Cloud County Community College for the 2003-2004 school year. Taylor will be a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School. He is the son of Rex and Susan Buchanan. Taylor plans to major in computer security.¢
MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, announces students who made honors during the fall 2002 semester. Sarah Mages, Tonganoxie, made the President's List by receiving a 4.0 grade-point average. Those who made the Dean's List by earning at least a 3.5 GPA were James Hanson, DeSoto; Amy Birdsell, Lawrence; Catherine Baker, Stilwell; and Amy Barnes, Tonganoxie. Billy Wyrick, Edgerton, made the Honor Roll by receiving at least a 3.2 GPA.¢
Miriam Grace Hillmer, Lawrence, was named to the Dean's List for the 2002 fall semester at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., by earning at least a 3.5 grade-point average.¢
Kevin Dobski and Katie Heck, both of Lawrence, earned bachelor's degrees in December 2002 at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas. Dobski earned a bachelor's degree in advertising and public relations. Heck received a degree in nursing.¢
David Raney, Lawrence, received a bachelor of fine arts degree at Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Mo., in December 2002.