The Class of 1947 at Liberty Memorial High School will celebrate 60 years since graduation with a reunion beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at the Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second St.
Members of the school's other classes from that era are invited to attend from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The class will gather for dinner at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at Lawrence Country Club, 400 Country Club Terrace.
Bud Jennings and Jackie Kennedy are leading the event.
¢Irene McPherson, Oska-loosa, will celebrate her 85th birthday with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at First Presbyterian Church in Oskaloosa. Friends and family are invited.
Cards may be sent to P.O. Box 183, Oskaloosa 66066.
Hosts of the event are her daughters Eileen Simmons, Sand Springs, Okla.; Marlene Prigel, Golden, Colo.; Kathleen Argersinger, Lawrence; Jolene Murphy, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Gaylene Croker, Camarillo, Calif.
¢Several Lawrence scholastic chess players earned medals at the Kansas State Grade-Level Championships on Sept. 22 at Washburn Rural High School in Topeka. Players competed individually against others in their grade level.
Lawrence participants included:
¢ 10th grade: Peter Lesslie, Free State High School, second; Roy Wedge, Lawrence High School, sixth; Kellen Cross, FSHS, seventh; Nate McFadden, LHS, eighth.
¢ Seventh grade: Andrei Elliott, second; and Cal Young, fourth, both of Southwest Junior High.
¢ Sixth grade: Eddie Wilson, Cordley, sixth; Owen McFadden, Wakarusa Valley, seventh; Aaron Simon, Quail Run, eighth.
¢ Fifth grade: Sam Stephens, Quail Run, fifth; Robert Newman, Wakarusa Valley, sixth; George Wedge, Cordley, ninth.
¢ Fourth grade: Roscoe Bradt, Cordley, third.
¢ Second grade: Ting-Ting Shi, Quail Run, first.
¢Elizabeth "Libby" Johnson, Lawrence, has been elected to the Student Senate for 2007-08 at Kansas University. Johnson joins about 80 previously elected student leaders representing each of KU's schools and campus living groups and various organizations. The election was Sept. 4-5.
Johnson, a student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, graduated from Lawrence High School.
¢Several area students at Emporia State University will receive Outstanding Student Technology Awards on Oct. 5.
Winners include Adam Christian, Baldwin City; Anthony McGhee, Overbrook; and Timothy Trowbridge, Baldwin City. The students are being honored for their successful use of assistive technology, which is any type of device or material a student must have to use a school's regular curriculum.