The Kaw Valley Force under 12 soccer team was named All American Indoor Champion during the winter season. Back row, from left, are Kaley Tesdahl, Alex Mollohan, Heather Karlin, Leslie Queen, Nikki Jarrow, Mattie Casad and Grace Lang. Middle row, from left, are Olivia Dykes, Annie Libeer, Sarah Stuever, Kristy Gerard, Megan Fleming, Regan Keller. Clare Payne is lying in front. Not pictured are coaches Riny de Boer and Sara Garcia and player Jordan Payne. All are of Lawrence.
Lori Jo Moore, 14, snuggles up to the family dog, Buddy, at her Lawrence home. She is the daughter of Scott and Sheryl Moore, who submitted the picture.
From left, Scott Moore, Jarid Moore, Tye Hughes, Link Hughes and Bob Hughes get together for Jarid Moore's birthday on Oct. 25, 2002. Link Hughes is Jarid and Tye's grandfather. Tye is the 9-year-old son of Bob and Cheryl Hughes. Sheryl Moore, who submitted the picture, is Scott's wife, Jarid's mother, Tye's aunt, Link's daughter and Bob's sister. All are of Lawrence, except Link Hughes, who lives in Perry.
From left, Rachael Moore, Josh DeBoy and Cheryl Hughes enjoy a meal together at the Moore house in Lawrence. Sheryl Moore submitted the picture.
Hannah Moore, 11, does her best Elvis impression before heading out to trick-or-treat. She is the daughter of Scott and Sheryl Moore, Lawrence, who submitted the picture. Also pictured is Buddy, the family dog.
Bailey Rene Mull, 3, gets a taste of the snowstorm that hit the area Feb. 5. She is the daughter of Derek and Rene Mull, of Overland Park; the granddaughter of Jim and Sheri Mull, Goodland, and Ray and Ruby Dalrymple, Eudora; and the great-granddaughter of Ken and Mary Mitchell, Lawrence, Dorothy Boardman, Eudora, and Pearl Smith, Los Angeles. Ruby Dalrymple submitted the picture.
Girls from Girl Scout Troop 738 donate the 15 boxes of towels they collected through donations to the Lawrence Humane Society and the Prairie Park Nature Center. The girls collected the towels in January as part of their Bronze Award project. They are all sixth-graders at Sunset Hill School. From left are Kate Baringer, daughter of Jill and Phil Baringer; Simone Hinojosa, daughter of Lisa Spencer and Al Spencer; Megan Garvin, daughter of John and Dorothy Garvin; Jessica Cooper, daughter of Travis and Dava Cooper; Kajsa Mullenix, daughter of Kristi and Brian Mullenix; and Myette Simpson, daughter of Evelyn Simpson and Edwin Banda. Jill Baringer submitted the photo.
Kate Zylstra, Lawrence, meets Jim Caviezel, who portrays Jesus in Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." Caviezel was in the Kansas City area to attend a benefit for the Midwest Ear Institute and the two met at a party later that evening. Noelle Fox, Lawrence submitted the picture.
Col. David B. Snodgrass, left, is serving a six-month tour of duty in Iraq. He is pictured in the palace of Saddam Hussein with Brig. Gen. Schroedel. Snodgrass is director of facilities with the Coalition Provisional Authority on the planning and rebuilding of Iraq. He is stationed out of Fort Richardson in Alaska, where his family lives, but is a former resident of Lawrence. He graduated from Lawrence High School and Kansas University. His parents, Bruce and Joan Snodgrass, Lawrence, submitted the picture. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number and caption information, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044, or e-mail it to email@example.com.
Longtime friends Shelby Politte, 11, left, and Bryce Holladay, 12, "chill" in the igloo they made during a snow day on Feb. 12. The igloo wasn't big enough to stand in, but they did sit in it and drink hot chocolate together. Shelby is the son of Sue Nanninga, who submitted the photo, and Bryce is the son of Gloria Souza. All are of Lawrence.
Hattie Roberts, 4, attends her first Kansas University basketball game and meets the KU Dance Team. She attended the Chattanooga game in November at Allen Fieldhouse with her grandparents, Alice and Van Roberts, of Lawrence, who submitted the picture. Hattie is the daughter of Matt and Shelley Roberts, Olathe, and the granddaughter of Iabil and Bev Garza, Overland Park.
Longtime friends attended two graduation parties, one when they graduated from Lawrence High School in 1999, and one at a recent college graduation. The men began their friendship at Schwegler School, continued it through South Junior High and Lawrence High and college. From left in both pictures are Kevin Williams, graduate of Kansas Wesleyan University; Tad Shurtz, graduate of Kansas University; Tom Bondurant, graduate of Kansas State University; and Jake Albers, who will soon graduate from KU. Patty and Jim Bondurant, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Kansas University football fans Paul Travis and his son, Jud Travis, 14, get a personal introduction to KU football coach Mark Mangino. The two attended a pep rally and scrimmage in August to start off the 2003 football season. Jud is the son of Paul and Mary Travis, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Scott Stewart, far right, was one of three boys to serve as a page Feb. 18 in the Kansas Legislature for Sen. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler. He is the son of Mike and Jean Stewart, Lawrence. From left are fellow pages Marc Rhodes, son of Dan and Susan Rhodes, Dodge City; and Joshua McKissick, son of Bruce and Sherri McKissick, Minneola; Gov. Kathleen Sebelius; Huelskamp and Stewart. Huelskamp submitted the picture.
Brownie Troop 548, all second-graders at Schwegler School, visit the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. The girls took the trip in February to work on their "Kansas Is" badge. Standing, from left, are Shana Rurode, Kristen Stalkfleet, Kaitlyn Dilley, Maegan Hiersche, Haley Powers, Abbie Wise, Lexi Mikel, Logan Brown and Amanda Montgomery. Kneeling, from left, are Madison Holladay, Emily Wangler, Kayla Duncan and Lauren Merino. Deb Wangler, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
The Alferd Packer Memorial String Band plays for last-minute tax filers and others joining in the fun at the downtown post office, Seventh and Vermont streets. The band performs every year on April 15 at the post office to help entertain on U.S. income tax deadline day.
Members of Indian Avenue Baptist Church show off oranges they picked while on a mission trip to Big Cyprus Seminole Indian Reservation in Florida. The group was invited by First Baptist Church in Big Cyprus in June. Back row, from left, are Janon Haught, Crista Pratt, Pastor Warren "Junior" Pratt, Wes Pratt, Jay Mule, Tara Pickering and Jonny Weeks. Front row, from left, are Mona Micco, Tracie Morris, Randall Brown, Kelly Morris, Cristina Pratt and Angela Barnett. Micco submitted the picture. All are of Lawrence except Brown, who lives in Oklahoma.
11-year-olds Chelsea Grammer, left, and Mallorie Salmans have their picture taken with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Sen. Larry Salmans, R-Hanston, while serving as pages. The senator, who is also Mallorie's grandfather, sponsored the pages in late January. Chelsea is the daughter of Mike and Carol Grammer and Mallorie is the daughter of Mark and Mindy Salmans, all of Eudora.
Ben Marshall, a senior at Free State High School, and Johnny Rathbun, a senior at Lawrence High School, hang out at a cross country meet at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence. The meet was in October. Rathbun is the son of Kathy and John Rathbun, Lawrence. Marshall is the son of Linda Marshall, Lawrence, who submitted the picture, and Rob Marshall, Shawnee.
Brandt M. Riley, 3, rests after building his first snowman with the help of his super-hero friend, Batman. Brandt is the son of Chris and Amy Riley, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
"The Sandwich Family" and friends prepare to take meals to Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen. From left are Dorothy Mark; Bill Curruth, both of Auburn; Sarah Tah, 10, Lawrence; Monette Mark Curruth, Auburn; Joyce Curruth; and Ken Allen, both of Lawrence. Ken Allen and his wife, Brenda Gale Allen, who took and submitted the picture, are known as the Sandwich Family at LINK because for the past three years they have made more than 300 meals for the organization to feed people during the holiday season when they cannot get a hot meal because the kitchen is closed. The group made the meals, and Sarah decorated the bags with stamps and ribbons. She is the daughter of David Tah and Ann Tah, both of Lawrence.
Brothers Brock, 1, and Creighton Cordova, 3, take in the scenery of Potter Lake and the Campanile on the Kansas University campus. They are the sons of Max and Cathy Cordova and the grandsons of Bonnie Johnston and Michael and Monica Cordova. Simon Cordova, the boys' uncle, took the picture, and Monica Cordova submitted it. All are of Lawrence.
Pat Ferguson, Lawrence, relaxes with his Australian shepherd, Sky, on Thanksgiving Day at the off-leash dog park. His wife, Sarah Ferguson, submitted the picture.
Children in day care with Jennifer Walters sled through the snow that fell in February. From front are William Shultz, 2, son of Mandy and Craig Shultz; Mason Patterson, 22 months, son of Kelli and Chris Patterson; Katy Walters, 3, daughter of Jeff and Jennifer Walters; and Andrew Flynn, 2, son of Catherine and Paul Flynn. Jennifer Walters submitted the picture. All are of Lawrence.
The first member of a snow family takes shape at the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority Resident Services Office. A heavy snow in early February made the snow family possible. Ms. Snow is pictured with, standing from left, Brittney Thorne, 14; Courtney Thorne, 13; Shelby Dalgai, 10; and resident services program assistant Sara Tramp. Tyrin Thorne, 11, sits up front. Ms. Snow was later joined by Mr. Snow and a snow dog to finish off the family. Brittney, Courtney and Tyrin are the children of Tina Minjarez, and Shelby is the daughter of Martha Leene Neagle. All are of Lawrence. Carrie Lindsey, employment specialist at the office, submitted the picture.
The Lecompton re-enactors were in Topeka on Kansas Day when Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed the Kansas Territorial Sesquicentennial Proclamation. From left are John Golden, Michelle Martin, Howard Duncan, Charlene Winter, Sebelius, Paul Bahnmaier and Tim Rues. All the re-enactors are from Lecompton, except Golden, who lives in Lawrence. Bahnmaier submitted the picture, which was taken by staff at the Governor's Office.
Children in Mrs. Wenzel's and Mrs. Calaway's fourth-grade classes at Sunflower School visit Gov. Kathleen Sebelius at her office in Topeka. The children took a field trip to the state Capitol on Nov. 7 and spent about 20 minutes in a question and answer session with the governor. Randy Beeman submitted the picture.
Dee Augustus, left, Lawrence, and J.D. Linn, Baldwin, take a spin across the dance floor at the annual Douglas County Amateur Radio Club Christmas Party. The party was not meant to be a dance, but Linn couldn't refuse an invitation by Augustus, so the dance was on. Linn submitted the picture.
The Lawrence Jayhawks display their awards after winning the Fourth-Grade Mid America Youth Basketball Tournament Championship by beating the Emporia Junior Spartans 47-43. The game was Jan. 17-18 at Sport2Sport. Back row, from left, are coaches Kevin Pritchard, Ray Buffalomeat and Stan Frantz. Middle row, from left, are K.J. Pritchard, Anthony Buffalomeat, Derby Miller, Brett Frantz and Jamie Montes de Oca. Front row, from left, are Tyler Brenn, Jeffrey Belaire, Tyler Self and Jake Vinoverski. All are of Lawrence.