The Fraternal Order of Eagles continued its support of O'Connell
Youth Ranch this holiday season. This year 23 boys who live at the
ranch received $150 each to buy clothes and gifts for themselves
and their family at Wal-Mart. Eagle members from throughout the
state come each year for the shopping event on the first Saturday
of December. Attending this year, from left, are Leo Wacker, state
aerie president, Leavenworth; Leroy Bateson, state aerie chairman,
Lawrence; Terry Hundley, state aerie secretary, Leavenworth; Doris
Nelson, state auxiliary president, Norton; and Carolyn Rosetta,
state auxiliary chairwoman, Osage City.
Grand Knight John Callewaert, as Santa, greets Deputy Grand Knight
Tony Augusto at the Knights of Columbus annual children's Christmas
party. The party was Dec. 6 at the Knights of Columbus, 2206 E.
Bob McGreevy, Knights of Columbus homes president, left, and Mark
Klug, club treasurer, sit on Santa's lap. Grand Knight John
Callewaert was Santa at the club's annual children's Christmas
party on Dec. 6 at the Knights of Columbus, 2206 E. 23rd St.
Habitat for Humanity church liaisons and their pastors gathered
Dec. 20 for the dedication of a house near 17th and Harper streets
sponsored by the churches. From left are Kent Tomlinson, the Rev.
Lew Hinshaw, John Harris, the Rev. Amanda Larsen, the Rev. Randy
Beeman, the Rev. Don Miller, Delmer Kruse, the Rev. Gary Teske, the
Rev. Jim Shaughnessy, Steve Ramirez, Steve Hillmer, the Rev. Jeff
Lilley and Dick Stumbo. The house is Habitat for Humanity's 53rd in
Lawrence. Twelve Lawrence churches were involved in the project.
From left, Jean Lominska, Shirley Halladay, Lori Michel and Larry
Kline, as Santa, volunteer their time to be bell ringers for the
Salvation Army. The members of Altrusa International of Lawrence
rang the bells Dec. 13 at Checkers Foods, 2300 La.
Kansas University basketball player Wayne Simien signs an autograph
for Harry Brewer, 10, of Gladstone, Mo., during the team's Holiday
Basketball Clinic at Allen Fieldhouse. Youngsters got a chance to
learn from KU players and coaches during the Dec. 27 clinic.
Robert Payne cuddles on Santa's lap at the Knights of Columbus
annual children's Christmas party. Grand Knight John Callewaert was
Santa at the event Dec. 6 at the Knights of Columbus, 2206 E. 23rd
Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens signs an autograph
for Josh Renne, 13, of Temecula, Calif., during the Holiday
Basketball Clinic at Allen Fieldhouse. KU's players shared
basketball tips with youths Dec. 27 at the fieldhouse.
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