Hunter Peirce, 15, right, meets with Mario Chalmers in Miami after a Miami Heat game. His stepmom, Rose Peirce, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
From left, Carolyn Phillips, Lew Phillips and Betty Wright, all from Lawrence, visit the Pyramids and Sphinx in Egypt. Don Sneegas, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Eric Turner and his son, Talin, 2 1/2, are shown on Easter Sunday in Perry. Eric shot two turkeys with one shot outside Oskaloosa. Eric’s wife and Talin’s mother, Brandi Turner, Perry, submitted the picture.
The Sneegas family attends the mobilization ceremony for A Company, 323rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Meade, Md. First Lt. Andrew Sneegas, a 2003 graduate of Free State High School, is a Platoon Leader for A Company, which is deploying to Iraq. From left are Alan Sneegas, FSHS 2005 graduate and Kansas University senior; Barbara Sneegas, Lawrence; Andrew; Stanley Sneegas, Lawrence; and uncle Kevin Kline, Potomac Falls, Va. Stanley submitted the picture.
Christian Eisenhauer, 13, enjoys the Kansas University basketball team hotel’s pep rally with a few of the KU cheerleaders in Minnesota before the KU-Dayton NCAA tournament game. He is the son of Jeff Eisenhauer, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Braden Robert Burd, 3, left, and Brett Charles Nicodemus, 3, right, of Iowa, are great-grandsons of Amos and Myrtle Wrightsman, of Lawrence, near Baldwin City. The photo was taken in the home of Carolyn Wrightsman Burd, the boys’ grandmother, formerly of Lawrence, now living in Ankeny, Iowa. Robert Burd, Ankeny, submitted the picture.
Holding a model of the houses to be built in Mozambique, from left, is Lori Harse, Lawrence Habitat for Humanity director of operations; Bonnie Briscoe, Lawrence Habitat family selection committee chair; Mark Estes, director nacional, Mozambique, and Jeremy Hahn, Lawrence Habitat executive director.
Baldwin High School culinary students, from left, Blake Randels, April Hostetler, Connor Wright, Adrienne Yost, Rachael Enick, Kyle Garcia and Lauren Barnes participate in the State ProStart Competition in Wichita. The culinary team placed third, and the management team, which will be going to the national competition this month in San Diego, placed first. Sandra Lawson, Eudora, submitted the picture.
Former Lawrence residents Erin, left, and Ben McDaniel, right, now of Newton, returned to Lawrence on March 17 to see folk singer Joan Baez perform at Liberty Hall. After the concert, Baez, center, mingled with fans outside. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number, residence, and children’s ages, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044, or go online at LJWorld.com.
D.J. Davis and Cole Brungardt, both 10, cheer for their favorite team, the Lawrence High School boys’ basketball team. They are the ball boys for the team. D.J. Davis is the grandson of Suzanne Grizzel, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
“Put me in, coach; I’ll twist that Tiger’s tail.” Former Kansas University football coach Don Fambrough visits Mayor the dog in front of the winning St. Patrick’s Day Parade float — Big Jay reading Fambrough’s book to three little Jayhawks in this 2009 file photo. Mayor belongs to Marty and Patty Kennedy, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Mark L. Guengerich III, 6 months, enjoys every messy bite of his first piece of cake. It didn’t last long at all! He is the son of Amanda Guengerich, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Cousins Aidan Zimney, Lawrence, and Anna Bushfield, South Dakota, both 5, enjoy their spring break and take in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Massachusetts Street. Hannah Slagle, Overland Park, submitted the picture.
Baby Jay “wannabe” Jacque Stroud, 10, of Topeka, takes a breather after the Downtown Topeka St. Patrick’s Day Parade. She is a fourth-grader and moved to Kansas with her family from Fort Myers, Fla. Her grandmother Jacqueline Stroud, Topeka, submitted the picture.
Dr. Kelli Henderson was recently chosen as one of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s “Most Wanted.” She made “bail,” which was set at $1,600, at a lock-up event at the International Association of Firefighters Lawrence Local No. 1596. She raised $2,237 and was “released” through the generosity of her patients at Growing Smiles and other local dentists. She also matched donations dollar-for-dollar. Jake Stoetzner submitted the picture.
(Top) From left, Jake Garlie, 11; Kitley Jewell, 13; Kelly Jewell, 11; Shannon Garlie, 9; and Zoe Jewell, 7, cluster around Hunter Jewell, 3. They are the grandchildren of Jack and Jane Jewell, Lawrence. (Bottom) From left, Shannon Garlie, 17; Kitley Jewell, 21; Kelly Jewell, 19; and Zoe Jewell, 15, hold Hunter Jewell, 11. This photo was taken about eight years after the photo at left.
Lou Phillips, left, and Carolyn Phillips, right, both of Lawrence, wear their Egyptian galabeya attire during their vacation cruise along with their riverboat “Anuket” waiter. Don Sneegas, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Preschoolers from First United Methodist Church gather with their collection of donated items for the Lawrence Humane Society. This was their spring in-service project. Teachers Lisa Marsden and Stephanie Struble submitted the picture.
From left, Elyse Boxberger, 12; Taylor Yost, 11; and Gretchen Boxberger, 10, befriend Puff the kitten. Elyse and Gretchen are the children of Tom Boxberger, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
From left, Ben anad Grace Farney sit with Ben and Grace Urban on a recent playdate. The boys are both 8 years old, and the girls are both 5. They all attend Schwegler School in kindergarten and second grade together. They are the children of Brandon and Julie Urban, Lawrence, and Melanie Farney, Lawrence, and Bob Farney, Olathe. Melanie submitted the picture.
Bethany Catron, 5 months, center, makes friends with “Pun’kin,” an American bulldog puppy, during a visit to the Burbanks in rural Baldwin City. Bethany is the daughter of Joe, right, who is holding her, and Rebecca Catron, center, all from Las Cruces, N.M. Kathleen Sutter, left, is also from Las Cruces, N.M. Lana Braddock, Baldwin City, submitted the picture.
George Stephanopoulos, chief Washington correspondent for ABC News, shows off a Kansas University T-shirt he received as a gift during a visit here earlier this month. Stephanopoulos visited the Lawrence Community Shelter and also spoke at KU. Monte Mace, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Attendees gather at the reception after the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra’s “Baroque by Candlelight,” which took place recently at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Lucy McAllister, a board member of the orchestra, submitted the picture.
Coach Matthew “Cougar” Downing holds the championship bracket for the Best of the Midwest basketball tournament. The Lawrence Cougars won the Seventh Grade Division I basketball tournament. From left, standing, are Coach Downing, PJ Budenbender, Andrew Ballock, Bryce Montes de Oca and Mike Burton; seated are Connor Henrichs, Narito Mendez and Dylan McRee. Genaro Mendez, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Proud Grandpa Tony Jones, left, and his daughter, Danielle Jones, right, greet Tony’s grandson, Roch Anthony Emanuel, 18 months. Roch’s father, Drew Emanuel, is not shown.
Henry Adams, 3, plays a few riffs to warm up a crowd at the Replay Lounge. Henry opened for the recent The Gloves/WiseAcres early all-ages patio show. Henry is the son of Lance Adams and Andrea Albright, Lawrence.
Rebecca Loethen, Lawrence, holds her grandson Wyatt Daniel Griffeth, her “newest Jayhawk” at 8 weeks old. Wyatt is the son of RD and Peggy Griffeth, Fort Worth, Texas. Loethen submitted the picture.
Easton Weems, 8, grandson of Coleen and Sam Lewis, gets his picture taken with his favorite player, No. 14 Tyrel Reed (from Burlington), at a recent basketball banquet. Easton, who was born in Burlington, is the son of Mark and Tamra Weems, Ozawkie. Coleen Lewis, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Mia Romano, 9, tends goal for the Kaw Valley Force Stars U9 Premier League during the Kansas City Champions Cup in Olathe. She is the daughter of Pete Romano, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.