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February 7, 2004

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The Lawrence Accredited Music Teachers Assn. will present two recitals of piano and violin students on Sunday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. The students have studied several years and are playing advanced literature. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served after each recital.

Students who will perform at 2 p.m. are Eric Palmquist, Bill Butler, Benjamin Greenberg, Kelly Gibson, Carly Sakumura, Clare Hove, Meghann Lilley, Samantha Schueler, Deepyaman Datta, Micheala Sakumura, Alan Sheu, Kassandra Williams, Adrienne Willems, Gina Lorenz and Katy Kline.

Students who will perform at 4 p.m. are Ruilong Hu, Myron Liu, Evan Hilpman, Paul Wade, Kristine Bailey, Baoqing Shou, Betty Zhang, Alison King, Nicole Limones, Xuzhao Zhang, Mark Laccheo, Boning Zhang, Kay Patterson, Leigh Schenewerk, Sam Goodell and Jenna Collins.

The students represent the studios of Eleanor Allen, Patricia Burgstahler, Carol Cook, Elaine de San Miguel, Alice Downs, Sue Evans, Sue Kwak and Eric Sakumura.


  • The Lawrence Accredited Music Teachers Assn. will present a recital at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Students who will perform are Jeff Miller, Katie Heacock, Cindy Tedlock, Robin Hart, Clare Hove, Bailey Pike, Allison Edwards and Mei Butler. The students represent the studios of Pat Burgstahler, Sue Kwak and John Boutlon.

  • Senior members and cadets from the Lawrence Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol recently learned about gun safety. Members of the Fraternal Order of Police and the American Legion gave lessons on Jan. 17.

Don Dalquest and Lynn Faulkiner taught seven hours of gun safety. Dalquest is a hunter safety instructor. Faulkiner is a certified National Rifle Assn. rangemaster.


  • Heather Burris, Lawrence, recently was initiated into the sorority Alpha Sigma Alpha at Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Kristin Bock, Lawrence, made the fall 2003 semester honor roll at Baker University by earning a 4.0 grade-point average.

  • Raymond Pearson, Baldwin, will celebrate his 99th birthday on Thursday.

Pearson is a longtime resident of Baldwin and has retired from farming. His children are Ralph and Marja Pearson, Baldwin, and Mary and Elton Haid, Lawrence. He has three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Pearson will be honored with a family dinner on Sunday.


  • G. Wayne Parks, Lawrence, will be celebrating his 80th birthday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 13th and New Hampshire streets. Parks requests no gifts, but suggests donations to the Warm Hands Fund through the church.

  • Wakarusa Valley sixth-grader Roy Wedge finished second in the High School Division (K-12) of the Salina South Middle School Chess Tournament Jan. 24 in Salina.

Benjamin Harms, also a Wakarusa Valley sixth-grader, finished seventh. They both received medals. The Wakarusa Valley Elementary School team finished fourth out of 12 teams in the High-School Division. Kenny Blevins, fifth-grader, and Nate McFadden, sixth-grader, also competed on the team.

Lucas Sucky, third-grader, received an eighth-place medal in the K-3 Division.


  • Kelli Criswell, Lawrence, was named to the fall semester 2003 vice president for academic affairs list at Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo., for attaining a 3.5-3.99 grade-point average. She is the daughter of Bob and Jan Criswell.

  • Dhwani Shah, Lawrence, made the fall semester 2003 honor roll at Saint Mary's School, Raleigh, N.C., by earning at least a 3.5 grade-point average. She is the daughter of Naina and Kiran Shah.

  • Corrie McDaniel, Lawrence, made the fall 2003 semester dean's list at Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, by receiving at least a 3.5 grade-point average.

  • Elise Hofer, Lawrence, made the dean's list at Goshen College, Goshen, Ind., by finishing in the top 10 percent of students for grade-point average. She is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School. She is the daughter of Rod and Roberta Hofer.

  • Laura Nelson, Lawrence, and Sarah Hemme, Perry, were named to the president's list for the fall 2003 semester at Barton County Community College, Great Bend, by maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average.

  • Brendon Bump and Jonathan Weygint, Lawrence, and Karmel Powers, Overbrook, made the dean's list for the fall 2003 semester at Barton County Community College, Great Bend, by earning a 3.5-3.99 grade-point average.

  • Eric Spray and Colin Hamel, Lawrence, made the president's list for the 2003 fall semester at Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio, by earning a 3.4-4.0 grade-point average.

Spray and Hamel are 2003 graduates of Lawrence High School. Spray is the son of Larry and Tammy Spray. Hamel is the daughter of Richard and Nancy Hamel.


  • Rachael Huffman, Lawrence, made the dean's list for the 2003 fall semester at Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio, by earning a 3.0-3.39 grade-point average. She is the daughter of Dan and Susie Huffman and is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School.

  • Matapony Collette, Lecompton, made the honorable mention honor roll for the 2003 fall semester at McPherson College by achieving a 3.25-3.54 grade-point average.

  • Jeffrey Cravens, Lawrence, received a $500 award in the Fall Hopwood Fiction Contest. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., announced the winners of the Avery and Jule Hopwood Awards in creative writing, which is the oldest contest for student writers.

  • Trudy Carter, Overbrook, and Kraig Larosh, Lawrence, made the fall 2003 dean's list at Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Mo. Carter earned a 4.0 grade-point average. Larosh earned a 3.5-3.99 grade-point average.

  • Hutchinson Community College announced area students who made honors during the fall 2003 semester. Aaron Payne, Lawrence, and Timothy Evans, Perry, made the president's list by earning a 4.0 grade-point average. Kaleb Niedens, Eudora, made the dean's list by earning a 3.5-3.99 grade-point average.

  • Gina Heck, Lawrence, received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychosocial kinesiology at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas.

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