Terry and Robin Jacobsen, Lawrence, announce the birth and adoption of their son, Anthony Dion Jacobsen, born Nov. 11, 2005, at Geary County Hospital in Junction City. Maternal grandparents are Bud and Dot Johnson, Lawrence. Paternal grandparents are Fred and Maxine Jacobsen, formerly of Lawrence.
Rodney and Melissa Eklund, Lawrence, announce the birth of their son, Erik Rodney Eklund, born Dec. 28, 2005, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Erik has three brothers, Skylar, 7; Elijah, 3, and Alexander, 1. Maternal grandparents are Doug and Margaret Eiler, Redwood Falls, Minn. Paternal grandmother is Elaine Eklund, Lawrence.
Aaron and Kathleen "Katie" Stone, Lawrence, announce the birth of their son, Garrett William Stone, born Dec. 25, 2005, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Maternal grandparents are Ernie and Marilyn MacKinder, Shawnee. Paternal grandparents are Raymond and Judy Stone, Lawrence. Great-grandparents are Therese Aue, Liberty, Mo., and Wilma Stone, Lawrence.
A birthday party is being held for Betty Leech and Arlene Bates who will be turning 85 in January. The party will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Presbyterian Church in Oskaloosa. Family and friends are invited. They request no gifts.
The Lawrence Accredited Music Teachers Assn. will sponsor a student recital at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Students who will be participating are Justine Ahle, Tiana Byers, Maria Ferrara, Saskia Ferrara, Garrett Frank, Larresa Kelpin, Quinton A. LaBar, Ben Munson, Julia Munson, Max Munson, Hsin-Roe Pan, Di Xie and Ian Zylstra.
The students represent the studios of Carol Cook, Jean Drumm, Sylvia Frank and Janet Hart Johnson.