Masonic Lodge No. 6 presented awards to winners of its essay contest at Free State High School on Jan. 24. From left are Free State teacher Teena Johnson, Robert Case, essay contest chief evaluator, students Brandon Mailand and Tess Murray, and Worshipful Master Clint Bradley of Lawrence Lodge No. 6. Murray won first place in the contest and Mailand won third.
Grand Knight Brian Walter of the Knights of Columbus Council 1372 presents a check for $1,309 for ARC of Douglas County to Kara Walters, ARC board president. The check is from the proceeds of the Tootsie Roll drive October 2007.
Sharon Spratt, CEO of Cottonwood Inc., and Milissa Hicklin, of Cottonwood, receive a check for $1,309 from Brian Walter, grand knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 1372. The check is from the proceeds of the Tootsie Roll drive in October 2007.
The Steno Sisters, also known as Douglas County court reporters, back row from left, Joyce Lederer, Tammy Hogsett and Debbie Oakleaf, and front row from left, Yvonne Palkowitsh and Mary Kay Scheetz. The group attended the Kansas Court Reporters Association annual convention on June 10 in Wichita's Airport Hilton Hotel.
Ron Commons, Lawrence High School athletic director, helps prepare breakfast for the female faculty and staff of LHS. The event was Dec. 22 at the school.
Kathy Pribbenow, the Cub Scout Pack 342 Popcorn Kernel, congratulates Matt Pribbenow, Webelos II den, on Oct. 25 at Langston Hughes School. Matt won first place in popcorn sales - a total of $2,194 - for Pack 3462 and earned a prize of $100.
Special guests meet and greet residents of Lawrence Presbyterian Manor during a tour. From left are Marty Kennedy, director of the Kansas Adult Care Home Program, Kathy Greenlee, secretary of the Kansas Department of Aging, and residents Ann Bricker and Mary Lou Warner. Kennedy and Greenlee visited the manor on Dec. 13.
Kennedy School students, from left, Heaven Lokay, Allie Crockett and Cresencia Brown, along with their teacher, Sally Davis, participate in a bake sale at their school. The bake sale was Dec. 19 as a fundraiser for a family that suffered a house fire.
Lawrence high school social workers, from left, Rita Kendagar and Lynisha Thomas and reading teacher Susan Micka enjoy breakfast prepared and served by the male faculty and staff of LHS on Dec. 22. The annual event concluded with Christmas carols sung by the Faculty Choir.