Supporters of the 2009 Heroes for the American Red Cross Fundraising Campaign celebrate the success of this year’s event at the home of campaign co-chairs Scott and Linda Robinson on June 25. From left are Melissa Hess, Ken Pierce II, Megan Poindexter, Janell Barnow, Caroline Trowbridge, Linda Robinson (center), Kari Wempe, Shannon Oury, Annette McDonald, Dan Ward and Julie Boyle.
Mike Hertling, right, presents a $25,000 donation from the River City Cosmopolitan Club to the Health Care Access Clinic, to be used for its diabetes patient care program. The donation was made possible from proceeds from the club’s annual Cosmopolitan Diabetes Golf Classic fundraiser. Accepting the donation for the Health Care Access Clinic were Sally Zogry, development director, left, and Nikki King, executive director. The presentation was made at the River City Cosmopolitan Club’s Aug. 14 inaugural at Maceli’s.
Wakarusa Valley School Principal Elias Espinosa, center, and Lawrence Education Achievement Partners pose Aug. 14 with their new sign on display in the school’s multi-purpose room. Pictured with Espinosa are, back row, from left, Amy Gottschamer, Googols of Learning, and Teresa Carson, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America; and middle row, from left, Debbie Schroeder, Schroeder Chiropractic, and Betty Markley, Central National Bank. Other business partners not pictured were Jersey Mike’s and Sigler Pharmacy.
Nancy and Robin Donahey attend the River City
Cosmopolitan Club’s Inaugural Aug. 14 at Maceli’s. Nancy is the 2009-10 club president and Robin was the president for 2008-09.
Tribal leaders from the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation met Aug. 24 in New York City with some PGA golf professionals to discuss their new golf course. Notah Begay III is involved in the design and construction of the course. Pictured, from left, are, Jerry Tuckwin, Lawrence; Mike Weir; Notah Begay III; Steve Ortiz, tribal chairman, Lawrence; Tiger Woods; Warren Wahweotten Jr.; Camilo Villegas; and Burton Warrington, Lawrence.
Lanell Finneran, a registered drama therapist and lead teacher at the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center in Lawrence, left, was honored as the recipient of the Kansas Arts Commission’s 2009 Governor’s Arts Award for Arts in Education. Finneran was recognized at a dinner and awards ceremony June 18 at Washburn University. Also pictured are Kansas Lt. Gov. Troy Findley and Kansas Arts Commission Chairwoman Anita Wolgast.
Filling their plates at the Eat Local Lawrence Potluck, are, from left, Community Mercantile board member Eileen Horn, Jason Becker, Community Mercantile owner services coordinator Susan Harper, and Bob Harper. The event, sponsored by Community Mercantile, was Aug. 19 at Centennial Park.
Lily Siebert, Community Mercantile staff member, left, and Nancy O’Connor, Community Mercantile director of education and outreach, sample local foods at the Aug. 15 Lawrence Farmers’ Market during the Eat Local Lawrence Challenge.
Lily Siebert, left, a Community Mercantile staff member, and chef Sula Teller, director of prepared food at the Community Mercantile Market and Deli, sample salads made with Prairie Moon Waldorf School Okanis Garden produce at the Lawrence Farmers’ Market on Aug. 22.
Jim and Nelma Brumley
Thomas Jr. and Michele Garcia
Jeff Rickard and Ashley Moran
Karen Mayse and Colin Neill
Glen Stansberry and Lynn Yoder
Mike Cobb and Lauren Morley
Ryan Antes and Ashley Boehle
Jennifer Baum and Scott Schmidt
William Schuyler Kennedy II and Kateena Kay Lukkes
Eric Lohmeyer and Krissy Plummer
Inscriptions left by mourners adorn the side of the reflecting pool at ground zero during the the eighth anniversary commemoration ceremony of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack, in New York.
Maddox Von Pastor, son of Sid and Nikki Pastor of Abilene, Texas, was born August 12, 2009 and has been a Jayhawk since day one.
Sarah, an 8-year-old cheetah, runs Wednesday to set a new world’s record as the fastest cheetah, covering the 100-meter course in 6.13 seconds in Cincinnati. That breaks the old record set in 2001 by a cheetah in South Africa by a few hundredths of a second. The speed translates to more than 36 miles per hour. The Cincinnati Zoo sponsored the event at Mast Farm in Clermont County. The human 100-meter record holder is Usain Bolt of Jamaica. He’s a relative slowpoke at over 9 seconds.
Kara and Todd Cunningham of Baldwin City along with their children, Lane and Lakin, volunteer at Alex’s Lemonade Stand in June at the Hy-Vee store on Sixth Street. Lane, who is in remission after battling neuroblastoma, will be among the children attending the Heroes and Halos event Saturday in Eudora.
Tony Balster, of Victory Auto Wreckers, loads a car from the Cash for Clunkers program in this Aug. 4 file photo at NorthSide Toyota in Chicago. The popular Cash for Clunkers program this summer showed that budget-conscious Americans will embrace small cars.
Bob Dunlap, Lawrence, wearing his team’s jersey, completes this year’s annual Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. The bicycle ride, sponsored by the Des Moines Register, ended at the Mississippi River. Gudrun Dunlap submitted the picture.
President Barack Obama addresses nurses about health care reform Thursday in the Eisenhower Executive Office building on the White House campus in Washington.
Kate Beckinsale tries to solve a murder in Antarctica in "Whiteout."
“The Beatles: Rock Band” for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii hit stores on Wednesday.