Janney and Arthur Burgess
Robert and Jeraldean Cooper
Carolyn and Lee Carlson
Ken and Ella Rundle
Joyce and John Dillon
Jane and Steve Scherer
Robb Popp and Laura Horne
Scott Wuerdeman and Kirstie Skelton
Suzanne Marie Adlof and Tad Jay Lewis
Justin and Georgia Shiney
Kelly and Robert Harvey
United Way of Douglas County has awarded its 2009 Community Impact Grant to Prosperity Partners, a collaborative effort that will work with individuals and households in Douglas County to increase their fiscal stability. The award was announced April 15 at the Chamber of Commerce After Hours event at Maceli’s. From left are Chuck Warner, United Way board chairman; Doni Mooberry-Slough, Prosperity Partners co-chairwoman; Terry Campbell, United Way board member; Robert Baker, Prosperity Partners co-chairman; and Erika Dvorske, United Way CEO. The event also included the United Way’s Annual Volunteer Fair.
United Way’s Youth Volunteer Corps enjoyed a breakfast at Lawrence High School to begin the annual Day of Caring on April 25. Area high school students volunteered with cleaning and conservation tasks at Watkins Historical Museum in Lawrence. Back row, from left, are Zach Wormsley, Sarah Stern, Alexa Clements, Gina Tong, Erin Sickinger, Taylor Cole, Caitleen Desetti, Americorps member Rachael Perry, Alex Kong, Alec Joyce, Connor Chestnut and Spencer Chestnut; front row, from left, are Hadiya Alhaser, Ashley Russell, Michelle Schieffer, Lauren Potts, Maureen Brady, Kim Walters and Kate Simons. More than 450 volunteers worked on more than 50 projects throughout Douglas County during the 2009 National Volunteer Week on April 19-25.
Best Buy supported the April 25 Annual Day of Caring by co-sponsoring T-shirts for 250 volunteers, and by encouraging their employees to volunteer at Van Go Mobile Arts. Back row, from left, are Angie and Todd Brees, Bob Lathrop, Marcus Tyner, Alexa Heier, Kelley Neises, Matt Cummins and Tracy Gillett; front row, from left, are Erin Kramer, Amber Dasher, Nicki Robertson and Hannah Thompson.
Payless Shoe Source employees take a break from gardening and painting projects to admire a tree they planted at Pinckney School. More than 160 Payless Shoe Source employees participated in the Annual Day of Caring, volunteering their services for more than 27 projects throughout the Lawrence area on April 24.
The first Annual Prom Dress Drive was organized by Americorps and VISTA members of the United Way’s Roger Hill Volunteer Center on April 11 at the Community Building. VISTA members are Anna Foerster, left, and Emily Hampton, with Americorps members Rachael Perry and Paige Blair. More than 250 dresses were donated by the community to provide prom dresses for high school girls at no cost.
Dr. David Dunlap, left, and his wife, Julie, appear at the Fourth Annual Douglas County Medical Alliance Fashion Show. David modeled and Julie spearheaded the April 29 benefit for Health Care Access and Van Go Mobile Arts at Signs of Life Gallery, 722 Mass. Carrie Mandigo, not pictured, also helped organize the event.
The Fourth Annual Douglas County Medical Alliance Fashion Show was April 29 at Signs of Life Gallery, 722 Mass. The event featured downtown merchants and benefited Health Care Access and Van Go Mobile Arts. Models from Van Go Mobile Arts included Lynne Green, director, and Tiana Williams, artist.
Heather Hoy, left, Brianna Mosiman, Michaella Edmonds and Kristin Piper modeled from downtown merchants at the Fourth Annual Douglas County Medical Alliance Fashion Show on April 29 at Signs of Life Gallery, 722 Mass.
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Luke Hochevar (44) is congratulated by catcher Miguel Olivo after pitching a complete game against the Cincinnati Reds. The Royals won, 4-1, Friday in Kansas City, Mo.
Pikes used at Harpers Ferry raid command high prices.
Carlos Pascual receives an honorary Master of Military Art and Science degree from Dr. Wendell King during the graduation ceremony at the Army’s Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth on Friday. Pascual, Obama’s nominee to be the next ambassador to Mexico, is the vice president and director of the foreign policy program at Brookings Institution and a former ambassador to Ukraine.
Replicas of the John Brown pike are shown on display at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on May 20 in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
From left, Eden Rodriguez, Alex Wilson, Emily Silvers, Molly Weishaar and Sammie Stuber, all 5, are a few of St. John Catholic School’s 2009 graduating preschool class. Prudence Wilson, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Melanie Lyke, left, discusses Avon products with her client, Jennifer Jarnagin, right, May 15 in Jarnagin’s home in Franklin, Tenn. Lyke sells Avon products as a way to earn a second income.
Test pilots do a preflight inspection before making a test flight in a Cessna Citation Mustang business jet in this June 15, 2005, file photo in Wichita. Aircraft maker Cessna announced 1,300 more layoffs Friday in a new round of cuts.
This April 21 file photo shows General Motors world headquarters in Detroit. With GM still righting itself, “it’s just too soon” to think about a name change, company spokeswoman Susan Garontakos said. But she acknowledged the idea is part of discussions within the company.
Madonna and her son David Banda along with photographer Stephen Klein watch the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic on May 30 in New York. Madonna can adopt a second child from Malawi, the southern African country’s highest court ruled Friday.
Katherine Ann Stafford
Howard DeWitt Price
An Iranian groom talks with his bride as they arrive Friday at a polling station to vote for the presidential elections in downtown Tehran, Iran. Iranians packed polling stations from boutique-lined streets in north Tehran to conservative bastions in the countryside Friday.