Amanda Zeller and Brad Tilghman
Louise and Charles Wintermantel
Chad Barker and Sommer White
Karen Warner displays quilts to be given away at the third annual Community Breakfast to honor older Americans. The breakfast, sponsored by Trinity In-Home Care, was May 7 at Maceli’s. Margo Gordon received the Inspirata award for inspiring others with her community involvement and dedication.
Southwest Junior High School earned the first-place team trophy in the K-9 section of the Kansas State Chess Championship tournament March 13 at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park. Back row, from left, are Zachary Moore, Jacob Magnuson, Brendon Clair, Thomas Peterson and Andrei Elliott; front row, Dustin Hauptman, Venkata Malladi, Kaustubh Nimkar, Christopher Greenfield, Eddie Loupe and Crystal Raub. Nimkar and Elliott were also named co-champions for first place in the K-9.
Lucy and Clarence Seaver
Marilou Cavin, center, a second-grade teacher at Woodlawn School, was named 2010 Jayhawk Breakfast Rotary Teacher of the Year. Brilla Highfill Scott, past president of the Jayhawk Rotary Club, presented Cavin a $250 check on May 13 with Cavin’s husband, James Hoffer, right.
A Brazilian Group Study Exchange Team, sponsored by three Lawrence Rotary Clubs, visited Lawrence on May 14-20. Standing, from left, are Leonard Rodriguez, visiting Rotarian from Phoenix; Marcio Alberto Figarella de Oliveira, Brazil; Lena Rodriguez, chairwoman of the Jayhawk Rotary International Service Committee; Ary Augusto Ferreira Jr., Brazil; Suellen Oliveira, Brazil; and Andrea Norris, chairwoman of the Lawrence Rotary Club International Service Committee. Kneeling in front is Rotarian Podalyro Neto, Brazilian team leader.
Benjamin Ryan Sanford and Sally Elizabeth Bollig
Nikki King, director of Health Care Access, center, receives a $400 check from Up A Creek Canoe & Kayak Rentals’ Shannon Merritt, left, and Craig Pruett. The money was raised in their April 24 float trip benefit on the Delaware and Kansas rivers.
Knitted caps for cancer patients were donated April 2 to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital oncology department by the Lawrence Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association Knitting Group. Kappas, from left, Judy Bernhardt Kish and Sue Suhler presented the hats to Sheryl Demeko of LMH. The Kappa Alumnae Association also donated hats and mittens to Family Promise and Catholic Social Services.
The Lawrence Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association Knitting Group donated lap blankets April 29 to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care for Hospice House. Sarah Randolph, VNA community liaison, center, accepts the blankets from Kappas Jerree Johnson Catlin, left, and Suzanne Ecke McColl. The Alumnae Association, along with the Kappa Kappa Gamma active chapter at Kansas University, also donated 500 pounds of food to Lawrence food banks in the past year.
Leslie Marsh, right, pre-K teacher at First United Methodist Church Early Childhood Programs, was the recipient of the March 2010 Early Educator of the Month award presented by Douglas County Child Development Association. At left is Anna Jenny, executive director of DCCDA. Kristen Meixer, pre-K teacher at Princeton Children’s Center, not pictured, received the February 2010 Early Educator of the Month award.
Donald and Sharon Curran
D. Cole Minton and Jayme Lea Cooper
Central Junior High School eighth-graders Sam Beaulieu and Eddie Wilson celebrate winning 15th place in the team competition and eighth and 15th places in the individual competition at the National Junior High Chess Championships on April 11 at Minneapolis.
On May 29, family members reported to police that 13-year-old Stevie Drake, Lawrence, had run away from home. Stevie's mother says she's not seen him since.
Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione talks with reporters during the Big 12 meetings Thursday in Kansas City, Mo.
A brown pelican is mired in heavy oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon has affected wildlife throughout the Gulf of Mexico.
Pictured are 14 of the 20 area high school juniors selected to attend the 2010 sessions of Boys’ State and Cadet Law. The first of these programs provides leadership and citizenship training to young men participating in a model state government. The Cadet Law Academy gives participants the opportunity to learn about law enforcement.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaks to reporters Thursday outside the White House in Washington after a private meeting with President Barack Obama.
Mourners pray by the coffins of victims of the Israeli naval commando raid Thursday as they are carried at the end of the religious funeral service at the Fatih mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. In a stunning reversal that illustrated the severity of the diplomatic fallout from its bloody raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla, Israel dropped plans to prosecute dozens of the captured pro-Palestinian activists, moving instead to deport all of them quickly.
Jessica Bell and her husband, Lawson Bell, finished the 2009 Ironman 70.3 Kansas race at Clinton State Park. Jessica will be running in the race Sunday without her husband, an Army major, who is currently serving in Iraq.
This Dec. 25, 1985, file photo shows the stars of the television series “The Golden Girls,” from left, Estelle Getty, Rue McClanahan, Bea Arthur and Betty White during a break in taping in Hollywood, Calif. McClanahan, the Emmy-winning actress who brought the sexually liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux to life on the hit TV series, died Thursday. She was 76.
Marines race onto the beach from an amphibious landing craft during a mock invasion of Red Beach at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in this 1999 file photo.
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong eats a piece of coconut cream pie in Sully, Iowa, in this July 27, 2006, file photo during a seven-day bike ride across Iowa. Though many athletes eat before training, some scientists say that if you really want to get rid of more fat, you should skip the pre-workout snack.
Axis of Awesome.