Elizabeth Godinez, Lawrence, 6, has a dragonfly painted on her face
by Mishea Obiji, Lawrence, during the Red School Rockin' Jamboree
at the Lawrence Community Nursery School. Last Saturday's event was
a fund-raiser for the school.
From left, Lawrence African Violet Club members Kathy Davids, Della
Hadley, Gertrude Tweddell and Sharon Morrow discuss their plants.
The members recently met to discuss the club's Mother's Day plant
sale, which is today at The Malls Shopping Center, 23rd and
Louisiana streets. Pictured in the background are ribbons that
Hadley has received for her African violets.
From left, Jean Milstead, Jane Bateman, Shirley Martin-Smith and
Marilyn Bittenbender attend the Bert Nash Community Mental Health
Center's 18th Pioneer Celebration. Milstead is the new chairwoman
of the center's governing board, Bateman and Martin-Smith are
former board chairwomen, and Bittenbender is outgoing board
chairwoman. The celebration was April 20.
Erica Wilcoxson, Lawrence, helps her son Avery, 1, go down the
slide during the Red School Rockin' Jamboree at the Lawrence
Community Nursery School. Last Saturday's event, which included
live music, food and games, was a fund-raiser for the school.
From left, Jean Milstead, David Adams, Marilyn Bittenbender,
Shirley Martin-Smith and Chris Squier visit during the Bert Nash
Community Mental Health Center's 18th Pioneer Celebration. Milstead
and Bittenbender are Bert Nash board members, and Martin-Smith is a
former board member. Adams is chairman of the center's endowment
trustees. Squier, director of the Safe Schools Healthy Students
project for the Lawrence public schools, was the event's keynote
speaker. The celebration was April 20.
Dr. Doug Witt, left, and Dr. Henry Remple accept the Pioneer Award
on behalf of recipient Dr. Sandra Shaw, who was unable to attend
the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center's Pioneer Celebration.
The event was April 20. Witt is a former Bert Nash clinical
director, and Remple is a former board member.
Beth Ankerholz, left, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
information technology director, and Lauraine Mulally, Lawrence,
look at a copy of the center's history. A 1940 photo of Mulally and
Dr. Bert Nash appears on the page at left. The women attended the
center's 18th annual Pioneer Celebration on April 20.
Julie Bortner-Scharf, Lawrence, looks over decorative ornaments at
Art in the Park. The 43rd annual event, sponsored by the Lawrence
Art Guild, was Sunday in South Park.
Participants in the Relay for Life walk around the track at
Memorial Stadium. The fund raiser for the American Cancer Society,
which began at 6 p.m. Friday and was to continue until 6 a.m.
today, included music, contests and other activities.
New Jersey's Richard Jefferson (24) and Aaron Williams (34) block
Detroit's Mehmet Okur. The Pistons beat the Nets, 95-80, Friday in
Auburn Hills, Mich.
Chicago pitcher Carlos Zambrano celebrates after recording the
final out against Colorado. Zambrano pitched a two-hitter in the
Cubs' 11-0 victory Friday in Chicago.
Sen. Donald Betts, D-Wichita, speaks about the importance of
education on the floor of the Senate at the Statehouse in Topeka
during a debate on a $108 million education bill that would raise
taxes. The bill was defeated Friday and sent back to a conference
President Bush arrives at a campaign rally at Copeland Park
Baseball Field in La Crosse, Wisc. The President was on a one-day
campaign swing Friday through Iowa and Wisconsin.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., speaks
at the 2004 Democratic Leadership Council National Convention in
Free State's Kelsey Randall, left, competes in the 110-meter high
hurdles. Randall took fourth in the event Friday in the Shawnee
Mission North Relays.
Lawrence High's Kristi Rudman comes up for air during the 200
individual medley. The Sunflower League swimming and diving
championship began Friday at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.
Free State High supporters cheer Firebird Rory Ezell during the
Sunflower League swimming and diving championships. The league meet
began Friday -- and will conclude today -- at the Lawrence Indoor
South Junior High principal Russell Blackbird and Rene Carey
Cummings perform a tribal dance at the beginning of a ceremony
honoring the return of Cummings, a veteran of the war in Iraq and a
former South Junior High student. Friday's assembly at the school
also featured the presentation of American Indian gifts.
Ann Riat sifts through debris in her backyard after a tornado hit
Lawrence in May 2003. Riat's home was located just north of the
Aberdeen South complex and was showered with debris from the
Lori Crabtree, who teaches elementary school in McLouth and lives
in southwest Lawrence, is finally seeing her life get back to
normal. A year ago today, a tornado struck southwest Lawrence and
caused nearly $5 million in damage, including to Crabtree's house
in the 4700 block of West 25th Street. She's displaying pictures
that show where the tornado tore a shed away from her house,
leaving only a gravel foundation that still marks the spot today.
Lori Madaus, who manages the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, checks
the pool's chemical content. The Lawrence-Douglas County Health
Department announced Friday a program aimed at keeping pools safe
this summer from a repeat of last year's cryptosporidium outbreak.
AvNell Mayfield, mother of Brandon Mayfield, stands in her
Hutchinson home with photos of her son and his family on the table.
She's holding a walking staff she crafted with Egyptian symbols,
she said, to keep her connected to her son, his native Egyptian
wife and their children. Brandon Mayfield was arrested by FBI
agents Thursday in Portland, Ore., in connection with the March 11
commuter train attack in Madrid.
Castaways, from left, Rupert Boneham, Amber Brkich, Rob Mariano,
and Jenna Lewis on Contadora Island, Panama, appear on CBS'
"Survivor: All-Stars," in this 2003 publicity photo. A winner will
be chosen from among these final four contestants on the series
finale Sunday on CBS.
Cliff Elston cares for irises at his business, The Iris Place, 1578
N. 962 Road. Elston, who was pictured Friday in his garden of
irises, says the business has 400 varieties of the flowers, which
are at their peak bloom this weekend.
Sister Marcella Schrant, who works at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus
Center, has saved holy cards for decades. The card above was given
to her by Sister M. Augustine at Christmas 60 years ago.
THIS HOLY CARD features a bit of cloth that has been touched to a
sacred, Catholic relic.
HOLY CARDS ARE USED by some Catholics to enhance their prayer and
spiritual life. Most cards depict saints, Jesus or the Virgin Mary.
SISTER MARCELLA SCHRANT, receptionist at St. Lawrence Catholic
Campus Center, displays a holy card. Her collection has about 400
cards that span 70 years.
New Jayhawk Fischer Tate Unruh, who was 10 weeks old when this picture was taken, gets some of his first glimpses of the world. He is the son of Allison Unruh, grandson of Eileen and Steve Unruh, and great-grandson of Harriet S. Wilson, who submitted the picture. All are of Lawrence.