From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 18, 1986:
- To combat a steady decrease in federal funds for human services, Lawrence's Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center announced an endowment fund drive. The $100,000 drive had already gained almost $51,000 in pledges for the current year and more than $11,000 for future years.
- After clustering in Lawrence trees and bushes for the past week, thousands of Monarch butterflies were moving on. The migratory butterflies were moving from their summer home in the northern United States to their wintering grounds in Mexico. In other wildlife news, hundreds of pelicans were pictured feeding in the shallow water at the western edge of Clinton Lake on a recent morning. The birds were also heading south on their annual migration.
- In an effort to give small businesses another resource for capital, Lawrence city commissioners had given their initial approval to the use of some of the city's contingency funds to establish a certified development corporation. A CDC was an organization that met federal Small Business Administration guidelines for lending to small businesses.