Eileen Roddy

Slice of Life: Traveling man
December 27, 2010
David Gaus, Lawrence, is a born traveler, visiting the world both as a chef and a student.
Slice of Life: Promises come true
December 20, 2010
An encounter with a homeless pregnant teenager coupled with the words from a Christmas carol started the process that led Joe Reitz to bring Family Promise to Lawrence.
Slice of Life: Toy Store owner embraces holiday season
December 13, 2010
Santa’s helpers aren’t confined to the North Pole. Some work at 936 Mass., home to the country’s largest independently owned specialty toy store.
Showing up for others: Kiwanis honor Lawrence member for perfect attendance
November 8, 2010
Myrle Hemenway, 93, exemplifies constancy and commitment. He was married for 64 years, taught for 52, and has just celebrated 62 years of perfect attendance at Kiwanis meetings.
Election days: Douglas County clerk puts life toward public service
November 1, 2010
The inspiration of the Founding Fathers, his mother’s death and his wife’s encouragement contributed to helping Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew achieve his childhood dream.
Ride of her life: Retirement brings new adventures for Eloise Kerr
October 25, 2010
American Legion Auxiliary volunteer and school bus attendant Eloise Kerr has ridden motorbikes across the country, flown on small planes, camped at Clinton Lake and, with her grandchildren’s help, keeps up-to-date with modern technology.
Proactive care: Judy Bellome guides VNA in tough times
October 4, 2010
A baby-sitting job in Burns Flat, Okla., put Judith Bellome on the career path leading to her job as chief executive officer of Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care.
Voter guide: KU professor engaged in political process
September 27, 2010
Diana Bartelli Carlin’s passion for political process was nurtured in Pittsburgh.
True to type: Library coordinator creates innovative programs
September 13, 2010
Kim Fletcher loves literature, wanted to live in a college town and have a career in public service. She’s combined all three. Fletcher is youth services coordinator at Lawrence Public Library.
Always in style: Lasting Impressions owner creates fashion deals
September 6, 2010
Susan Cook loves to get decked out in designer clothes, accessories and footwear, and she takes delight in helping others do the same. Best of all, she doesn’t have to pay a fortune for the privilege. Cook owns Lasting Impressions, a consignment store at 711 W. 23rd St.
Making good time: Childhood passion for repair turns into career
August 30, 2010
When time stands still, Alan Truong restarts it. He’s worked with watches and clocks for more than 35 years, the last 19 spent at Marks Jewelers, 817 Mass.
A novel life: Writer pursues a lifetime’s worth of dreams
August 16, 2010
Dreams can come true at any age; just ask Sally Russell. She started writing romance novels in her mid-70s.
Jazz bringer: Nora Hulse embraces lifelong vocation
August 2, 2010
“Music has been my vocation and avocation since my childhood in Clay Center, Kansas, a very musical town of about 5,000,” says Nora Hulse, retired music professor, performer, writer, researcher and advocate of female ragtime composers.
Ready to serve: A veteran and tennis player embraces life
July 19, 2010
Despite seeing first-hand some of the atomic bomb’s devastating power, losing his wife of 63 years and having to give up tennis, Jay Hines retains a zest for life and a strong belief in the value of freedom and America’s independence.
Working style: Salon owner revels in demanding profession
July 12, 2010
“When I graduated from Lawrence School of Hairstyling in 1969, teachers said we’d probably enjoy about 10 good years in the business,” says Sandy Deshazer. “They warned us physical injuries were part and parcel of being in the profession, and we’d have to find something else to do.”