Cheyanne Ferguson, 7, Lawrence, plays on a Slip ’N Slide in her front yard. She is the child of Patrick and Sarah Ferguson, Lawrence. Patrick submitted the picture.
Kate Rettig, 9, Lawrence, meets with her newly hatched monarch butterfly, obtained as a chrysalis from the Monarch Watch at Kansas University. She is the child of Michael and Kelly Rettig, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
The fifth-grade Baldwin Bulldogs are the recent Kaw Valley Youth Football Superbowl champions. Kimberly Wolff, Baldwin City, submitted the picture.
Grey Heiman, 2, picks out an elephant costume for Halloween. This is the first costume he chose rather than his parents, Jeff and Kendall Heiman, because he liked the feet, nose and tusks. Kendall submitted the picture.
Jackson Rood, 1, plays with a bowl at the Roods’ house in Lawrence. Jackson is the son of Zaq and Trish Rood of Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Mady Locke, 10, comes to see her friend, Cole Greenwood, 11, play for the Lawrence Gorillas football team in a recent game. Mady is the daughter of Trevor Locke and Amy Franklin, both of Lawrence; and Cole is the son of Tim and Kellie Greenwood, Lawrence, and the grandson of Richard Farran, Lawrence. Kellie Greenwood submitted the picture.
Staff of Asthma, Allergy and Rheumatology of Lawrence and Topeka celebrate the 50th birthday of Dr. Warren Frick. Dianne Hildibrand, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Madelyn Johnson celebrates her eighth birthday with a Harry Potter Party. She asked her guests to bring art supplies to donate to the Lawrence Arts Center Preschool, where she attended preschool. Pictured from left is Heather Smith Jones, her former teacher; Madelyn; and Linda Reimond, Lawrence Arts Center preschool director. Madelyn is the daughter of Cindy and Chris Johnson, Lawrence. Linda Reimond submitted the picture.
From left, Cindy Sexton and her daughter, Chelsea Sandy, stand with the Anchorage, Alaska, skyline and ocean as a backdrop. Cindy submitted the picture.
Alyssa Dodd, 1, gets into the Halloween spirit. She is the daughter of Dana Christie, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
The Veritas Eagles win the 2008 Junior High Kansas Christian Athletic Association State Volleyball Championships. Back row, from left, is Kristen Finger, Shelby Holmes, Ashley Powers and Teri Huslig. Front row, from left, is Allison Dover, Abi Bartlow, Moriah Barclay and Madi Bennett. Ann Holmes submitted the picture.
Madison Keim, 7, enjoys a recent hay-rack ride at her great-grandmother’s birthday celebration at her uncle’s home in Eskridge. Her mother, Melissa Keim, submitted the picture.
Members of the Ream family, Ottawa, show off their school spirit. From left are Chamberlain, 10 months; Amy; Dale; Andrew, 15; Chandler, 13; Carrington, 11; Cameron, 9; Landon, 7; Lawson, 5; and Adam Ream, 3. Isaac Wiley submitted the picture.
Jadyn Wymore, 3, tries on her Halloween costume. She is the daughter of Jamie and Jodi Wymore of Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Senior Olympic Basketball Gold Medal Winners in the qualifiers for the 2009 Nationals in the 55- to 59-year age group are, from left, Edward P. Easterwood, Gary E. Hall, Gary Hammer, William Cowgill, Jerry McDavis and Greg Ruder. Hall, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Nathaniel Bahan, 5, rides his John Deere Gator as a farmer for Halloween. Nathaniel lives in O’Fallon, Mo., with his mom, Kathy Bahan, who submitted the picture. He is the grandson of Linda Dick, Lawrence, and Brad Dick, Lenexa. Nathaniel is also the great-grandson of Kathryn Haberly, Lawrence.
Brooke and Will Caskill, Sacramento, Calif., celebrate Halloween with their son, Landon, 6 months. Landon is the grandson of John and Lois Ames, Lawrence. John Ames submitted the picture.
Chris Merrill, left, and Torri Nobo, both of Lawrence, dress up as “Dorothy” at the recent Stepping Out for Breast Cancer Awareness party at Crown Chevrolet, Toyota & Scion Inc., 3400 S. Iowa. Nobo submitted the picture.
The Wakarusa and Eudora Township fire take part in a recent real-life training situation at the Morgison Farm. They spent the day simulating real-life fires within the farmhouse, practicing proper safety and strategy. Owners Kevin and Jill Morgison, Eudora, are pictured in the front. Kyle Morgison, Eudora, submitted the picture.
Jordan Ramos-Campbell celebrates his first birthday with some cake. He is the son of Jorge Ramos and Tashe Campbell, Tonganoxie, who submitted the picture. He also is the grandson of Randy and Debbie Campbell, Tonganoxie.
TimberCreek Kids Daycare kids, from left, Lindsey Smith, Collin Adams, Cullen DeWolf and Macey Wales, all 2, show off their skeleton outfits. Lindsey is the daughter of Ted and Wendy Smith, Collin is the son of Devin Adams and Bethany Hess, Cullen DeWolf is the son of Pat and Buffy DeWolf, and Macey is the daughter of Travis and Crystal Wales — all of Lawrence. Buffy DeWolf, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Ben Farney, 7, displays his boat and trophy at the annual Raingutter Regatta for Cub Scout Pack 3059, chartered to First Presbyterian Church. Ben is a Wolf Cub in Den 6. His boat won People’s Choice for coolest boat. He is the son of Melanie Farney, Lawrence, and Bob Farney, Olathe. Melanie submitted the picture.
Juanita Pauline Gilroy celebrates her 86th birthday with friends and family in Eudora. From left are her sister-in-law, Esparonza Giffin, of Woodland, Calif.; Gilroy, of Eudora; Mike Jarrett, of Negril, Jamaica; Gilroy’s sister, Deloris Giffin White, 88, Tonganoxie; and her brother, Lloyd Giffin, 92, Woodland, Calif. Cyrilla Loria, Gilroy’s daughter, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Independence Inc. employees Meghan Kinley, foreground, and Angela Bechtold wrap Christmas presents for a family of seven who were “adopted” through Ballard Community Services. Jim McCrary, coordinator of assistive technology at Independence Inc., submitted the picture.
From left, Hannah, 4, and Abigail Webb, 2, wait for snow along with their friend Frosty so they can go sledding with their grandfather. They are the daughters of Dale and Shelley Webb, Baldwin City, and the granddaughters of Larry and Linda Box, Baldwin City. Larry Box submitted the picture.
These children have parents who attended kindergarten through sixth grade at Broken Arrow School. Last June, Anne Budde Broz, Susan Brinkman Moeser and Debby Roth Ziegler (who all attended Broken Arrow) took them for a school tour. This picture was taken in the front hallway under a picture of their former principal, John Lowther. Back row, from left, are Jack Moeser, 6; Quincy Beeler, 8; Maggie, 8, and Adam Ziegler, 8. Front row, from left, are Carson Ziegler, 10; Sophie Broz, 3; Claire Moeser, 4; and Jack Ziegler, 12. Quincy’s dad, Burke Beeler, also attended Broken Arrow School. The children are those of Brad and Debby Ziegler, Susan and Chris Moeser, Jon and Anne Broz, and Burke and Kim Beeler. Anne Broz is the kindergarten teacher at Broken Arrow. Debby Ziegler, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
The Boys and Girls Club’s Thanksgiving meal was a hit for some 400 kids enjoying the feast like Jocely Hartley, 5, who gobbled up a piece of turkey at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds on Nov. 24. The Masons and Sertoma clubs of Lawrence put on the event.
From left, Ellen and Brad Chindamo and Jim and Vicki Otten attended the reception for David Leamon, new executive director of the Lawrence Arts Center, on Nov. 21.
Laurie Culling, left, Audrey Leamon, David Leamon, Ric Averill and Burdett Loomis attended a reception on Nov. 21 at the Lawrence Arts Center. The reception welcomed David Leamon as the new executive director for the center.
Art Queen, right, was recognized for 50 years of service to the Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Club on Nov. 4 at the First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence. Don Sheriff, left, Kansas Optimists past governor, presented Queen a service pin and an Optimist International proclamation.
Isaiah Shorter, left, is ready to grab a ballon from Kizzy Ricks, as Rudolph, at the Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade on Dec. 6 in downtown Lawrence. Isaiah is the son of Brynee and Kendrick Shorter, Lawrence.
University Women’s Club members, from left, Mary Ross, Connie Robinson and Martha Langley admire a quilt made by Robinson after the club’s luncheon on Dec. 4 in the Kansas Room at the Kansas Union. Club members and others donated to the UWC Scholarship Fund from August to December and were given a raffle ticket. In December, Robinson drew a ticket for Ross to receive the quilt. More than $3,000 was raised for the fund.
Don Shoulberg, Lawrence-area alum of the University of Notre Dame, left, and guest Bernie Kish participated in the alumni events, including a Mass at the St. Lawrence Catholic Center, on Oct. 18. A goodwill basket of food for the Just Food program of the Lawrence pantries was collected and donated by the attendees.
Lawrence-area alumni and their spouses of the University of Notre Dame Alumni Club of Topeka celebrated a Mass together in the St. Lawrence Catholic Center on Oct. 18. Alumnus Thomas Mulinazzi is standing; seated are, from left, Jean McCarthy and Paul McCarthy, also an alum, and Kathy Mulinazzi.
The University of Notre Dame Alumni Club of Topeka recently sponsored events in Lawrence, Manhattan and Topeka. Lawrence-area alumni and their spouses were invited to celebrate a Mass together in the St. Lawrence Catholic Center on Oct. 18. From left are Charles and MaryPat Himmelberg and Evelyn and Bob Senecal. Charles Himmelberg is a Notre Dame alumnus; Bob Senecal also is a Notre Dame alumnus and chapter vice president. A brunch followed at the Senecals’ home.
Kyle Shanks, 14, Eudora, gets a button buck. He is the son of Ron and Amy Shanks, Eudora, and the grandson of Darrell Higgins, Eudora, who submitted the picture.
The Dow Janes investment group, all from Lawrence, discover the Roger Shimomura installation in Seattle’s Metro Westlake Station. Barbara Bishop, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Capt. Sean Patton, second from left, is welcomed home Oct. 29 after his first tour of Iraq with the 101st Airborne, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. From left are Chris Ansuini, Buffalo, N.Y., Patton, and his parents, Donna Patton-Bryant and Rick Bryant, of Lawrence. Patton is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School, and 2005 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He celebrated Christmas with his family in Lawrence and remains stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky. His parents submitted the picture.