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Eileen Roddy

Slice of Life: Orthopedic surgeon takes nontraditional path to medicine
July 25, 2011
Many hands and new joints across the U.S. and Europe owe newfound mobility to the healing hands of internationally trained orthopedic surgeon Neal Lintecum, who took a nontraditional road into medicine.
Slice of Life: Five Loaves founder works with mentally ill
July 18, 2011
“My faith and God’s love drives me to action,” says Katherine Dinsdale, national journalist, passionate advocate for the homeless and mentally ill, and founder of Five Loaves House in Lawrence.
Slice of LIfe: Medical technologist morphs into new role as quilter
July 11, 2011
“I’m learning to use my right brain again and have more fun in my life,” says recently retired medical technologist Karen Schorno, now creator of artistic memory quilts.
Slice of Life: Former Baldwin City councilwoman changes career path
July 5, 2011
“Life is a series of happy accidents,” says local esthetician Jennie Washburn, who drifted down several paths before changing course in her 50s to embark on something new.
Slice of Life: Sorcha Hyland brings international perspective to Lawrence
June 27, 2011
Born in Wexford, Ireland, Sorcha Hyland imbibed the best of Irish and international culture from her parents.
Slice of LIfe: Senior Center volunteer brings generations together
June 20, 2011
A visit to the Lawrence Senior Center stirred Cheryl Holcomb’s memories of her grandfather, and she has volunteered there ever since.
Slice of Life: Lawrence dentist still in practice after 66 years
June 13, 2011
Dr. Paul Kincaid, 90, has practiced dentistry longer than many of us have lived.
Slice of Life: Machinery designer Charles Whatley follows his passions
June 6, 2011
World War II bombs falling around Charles Whatley’s childhood home changed his life course and thrust him upon an inventive career and a circuitous journey to Lawrence, where he developed a successful business.
Slice of Life: Marimbist thrives on connection with audience
May 30, 2011
Internationally renowned, award-winning marimbist and clinician Linda Maxey has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, including Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall, but she believes connecting with the audience is more important than venue size or location.
Slice of Life: Teacher inspires Lawrence carpenter in profession
May 23, 2011
A high school teacher inspired local carpenter and business owner Ryan Cecil.
Slice of Life: Feng shui expert expands into healing practices
May 16, 2011
Iowa’s landscape and buildings deeply impressed feng shui and quantum healing energy practitioner Ronda Reinke.
Slice of Life: Sandy Praeger values family’s longtime work ethic
May 9, 2011
Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, has held many titles, including bank vice president, mayor and senator, but her most cherished title isn’t work-related.
Slice of Life: Former Royal Marty Pattin gets start pitching apples
May 2, 2011
Fallen apples fueled Marty Pattin’s dreams.
Slice of Life: Clark Jamison follows a spiritual beat
April 25, 2011
Award-winning local percussionist, teacher and school bus driver Clark Jamison’s busy life is propelled by rhythm; it’s balanced by silence and stillness.
Slice of Life: Theatre Lawrence leader has rich history in arts
April 18, 2011
Childhood thespian activities in Dubuque, Iowa, prepared Mary Doveton’s path for involvement in Lawrence’s community theater.