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October 20, 2007


Ryan Graham Domnick and Jill Marie Domnick, Lawrence, announce the birth of their son, Jonah Graham Domnick, born Sept. 22, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Jonah's maternal grandparents are Michol Beth Lydon, Lawrence, and John Dickey, Omaha, Neb. Paternal grandparents are Darrel and Ellen Domnick, Stillwater, Okla.

Great-grandparents are Donna Baker, Colorado City, Colo., Geraldine Rhodes, Sapulpa, Okla., and Jeanette Dickey, Omaha.


Evelyn Musick, Lawrence, will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Holiday Inn Express, 3411 Iowa. Her children and grandchildren will host the event, and she prefers no gifts.


The Lawrence Barn Dance Association invites residents to kick up their heels at a community barn dance, set for 7:30 tonight at Woodlawn School, 508 Elm St. in North Lawrence. A beginner's lesson will start at 6:45 p.m.

The caller will be Lisa Harris, with live music by the Little Egypt Pepsteppers, which features Chirps Smith, Robert Freeman and Jim Nelson.

Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for students and $2 for kids under 16. No partner is necessary. The dances are taught and prompted, and the evening begins with easier dances. Please wear clean shoes that won't mark the floor.

For more information, visit or call 749-1356.


Lawrence High School's Class of 1982 will celebrate 25 years since graduation with a reunion Nov. 2.

The event is set for 6 p.m. at Alvamar Country Club, 1809 Crossgate Drive.

For more information, contact Lawrence Wu at lawrence


Diane and Deron McGee, Lawrence, announce the adoption of their son, Thaddeus Martin McGee, born Jan. 15, 2007, in Oklahoma City.

Tad's godparents are Barbara and Warren Bell, Lawrence. His grandparents are Barry and Susan Ballard, Laramie, Wyo., and Barbara and Richard McGee, Mesa, Ariz.


Matthew Frye and Betsy Lee, Kansas City, Mo., announce the birth of their son, Jonah Lee Frye, born on Aug. 24, 2007, at North Kansas City Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.

Jonah's maternal grandparents are Steve and Mary Lee, Lawrence. Paternal grandparents are Robert and Teresa Frye, Blair, Neb.


Brandon and Brooke Riffel, Ottawa, announce the birth of their son, Parker John Riffel, born Sept. 20, 2007, at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa. Parker's grandparents are Mahlon and Robbie Strahm, Lawrence; Mike and Debbie Davies, Topeka; and John and Julie Riffel, De Soto.


The Pilot Club's Antique Show and Sale will be Friday through Oct. 28 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper streets.

The show will feature antiques and collectibles from more than 25 dealers from several states. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Oct. 27, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28. Admission is $3 a person.

Proceeds from the show will benefit local projects such as ECKAN, Relay for Life and providing safety helmets for children.


Several area students were honored at the Kansas Junior Livestock Show, conducted Sept. 21-24 at the Kansas Coliseum in Wichita.

Winners from Douglas County included Nicolas Aguilar, Lecompton, eighth in class 17, crossbred market barrow; Nikki-Lee Aguilar, Lecompton, fourth in class 40, commercial breeding heifer, and eighth in class 1, Hampshire market barrow;

Casey Davis, Tonganoxie, third in class 11, Hereford and P.H. breeding heifer; Taylor Davis, Tonganoxie, seventh in class 15, shorthorn breeding heifer;

Simon Fangman, Lawrence, 12th in class 12, crossbred market lamb, 13th in class 6, ewe lamb wether dam, 16th in class 6, natural market lamb, and sixth in class 5, ewe lamb wether dam; MacKenzie Flory, Baldwin City, first in class 6, Angus breeding heifer, fourth in class 1, Angus market steer, and sixth in class 5, Angus breeding heifer;

Lacey Hunsinger, Lawrence, 10th in class 13, Yorkshire market barrow, and 12th in class 29, crossbred market barrow; Mason Kelso, Eudora, third in class 10, Hereford and P.H. breeding heifer; Matthew Kelso, Eudora, fourth in class 10, Hereford and P.H. breeding heifer; Alexis Leonard, Eudora, 10th in class 22, crossbred market barrow, and fourth in class 8, Hampshire market barrow; Justin Leonard, Eudora, second in class 12, Yorkshire market barrow;

Grant Metsker, Lawrence, third in class 17, crossbred market barrow, fifth in senior swine showmanship and seventh in class 14, Yorkshire market barrow;

Cole Narcomey, Lawrence, 12th in class 16, Chester White market barrow; Wyatt Schumann, Lecompton, first in junior beef showmanship, second in class 11, Hereford and P.H. breeding heifer, and fourth in class 8, Hereford and P.H. breeding heifer; Taylor Stanley, Baldwin City, 17th in class 9, Suffolk market lamb, second in class 13, crossbred market lamb, and reserve grand champion meat goat;

Holly Swearingen, Law-rence, 10th in class 14, Yorkshire market barrow, second in class 3, ewe lamb wether dam, fourth in class 9, Suffolk market lamb, sixth in class 13, Yorkshire market barrow, eighth in class 17, Dorset market lamb, and eighth in class 5, ewe lamb wether dam; and Gunther Wehrman, Baldwin City, 10th in class 2, Duroc market barrow.


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