From left, cousins Wyatt, 16 months; Aleah, 6; Aleah’s brother, Ashton, 4; and Wyatt’s brother, Dalton Garber, 6, enjoy the fall leaves. They are the grandchildren of Ellen Garber, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Hunter Leonard, 7, Lawrence, waits patiently to meet with Santa at the Walmart on Iowa Street. A fellow Walmart shopper, Antonia Pennisi, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Rick Hird, right, vice president of the Douglas County Bar Association, and Brandy Sutton, left, law partner of William Pendleton, present Pendleton with a plaque for his 50-plus years of service to the Douglas County Bar Association and to commemorate his retirement. The plaque was presented at the bar association’s annual Christmas party. Jon King, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Gene Burnett, left, celebrates his 90th birthday Dec. 7 with Jim Schubert, center, Paul Kincaid and other guests at his home. Burnett is a 1937 Lawrence High graduate, owned Burnett Instrument Company and developed Parkway 4000 and 6000; Schubert owned the Jaye Shoppe, now Winfield House; and Kincaid, who grew up with Burnett in Bramer, Mo., is still practicing dentistry. Burnett’s daughter, Janet Burnett Huchingson, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
From left, Sherry McKee, Gloria Carey, Lesley Huston, Danira Flores, Heidi Wege, Kristin Unruh and Beth Burghart competed in the recent San Francisco Nike Women’s Full Marathon of 26.2 miles. Wege, of Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Cameron Warner, left, and Austin Kimball, both 15 and of South Junior High, volunteer to help the Breakfast Optimists unload Christmas trees. Kimberly Williams, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Members of Girl Scout Troop 7745 attend “A Day on the Train” badge workshop at the Midland Railroad Depot in Baldwin City. Kim Taylor, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Carol Carr’s grandson, Alex Pickerel, 11, “helps” with the autumn leaves. Carr, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Emily Ice, 8, left, and Sadie Fox, 9, enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon lying in a pile of leaves. Sadie is the sister of Brooke Fox, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Owen Phariss, 17, left, and friend Blake Dickson catch catfish at a Lawrence pond. Owen is the son of Nancy Holmes, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Enjoying a recent day off from school are, from left, Julia Rossillon, 7; Jennifer Pomes, 10; Gannon Hill, 8; and James Rossillon, 9, lying down. Julia and James’ mother, Sarah Rossillon, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Donna Neuner, Lawrence, center, receives statewide recognition as volunteer of the year from the American Cancer Society for approximately 20 years as a Reach to Recovery volunteer. She is with her nieces Kathy Mangrum, Nashville, left, and Kim Brien, Oskaloosa, right. Dorothy Devlin, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Megan Hale, Holton, center, visits family friends Vera and Wayne Mercer, Lawrence, to play her flute. Recently, Megan earned first chair for piccolo at the Kansas District Honor Band in Baldwin City, qualifying to compete for State Honor Band in January in Salina. She is the daughter of Martin and Donna Hale, Holton, who submitted the picture.
Santa, or Roger Kugler, greets the crowd during a parade down Massachusetts Street during the recent Tour For Tots Motorcycle Ride to benefit the Douglas County Toys for Tots Program. Mary Jones, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Raegan Teenor, 7, left, and Reilly Teenor, 9, prepare for a frightful Halloween night. They are the daughters of Laura Sutliffe, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Wolf Cub Scouts from Pack 3072 put out 300 flags at Quail Run School in honor of Veterans Day. From left are Isaac Jacobs; Joe Mann, Den Chief Troop 52; Charlie Johnson; Patrick Cary; Jack Benkelman; Nick Porter; Damon Perico; and Jacob Brown. Susan Cary, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Mark Mangino signs a white leather Kansas University football for Gabrielle Tapia on her 10th birthday during a private meeting in his office before the recent KU-Oklahoma University football game. Gabrielle is the cousin of Antonio Barron and Alex Toledo, both of Lawrence, who always have tailgates with the family before every home game. Her father, Lorenzo Tapia, Winfield, submitted the picture.
Premier Martial Arts, one of Schwegler School’s business partners, visits the third-graders and talks about respect, the school’s September character theme. Third-graders presented Premier with a banner of pictures that each student drew about respect. Kea Wormsley, counselor and mental health professional with the school, submitted the picture.
Bankers at Douglas County Bank dress up for the bank’s annual Halloween costume contest as the DCB Rapperz. The group won first place and includes, from left, Sean Buffum, assistant vice president of information technology; Teri Atwood, administrative assistant for loan services; Tim Metz, vice president of commercial loan services; Zak Bolick, loan officer; and Stacey Leslie, executive assistant. Becca Booth, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
From left, Kirsten Johnson, Patrick Watkins, Belén Paredes, Andrew Watkins, Dan Watkins, Phyllis Watkins, seated, Matt and Trisha Watkins, D.J. Watkins and Katy Ault attend the recent wedding of Lisa Rockefeller and Ned Sebelius, son of Kathleen and Gary Sebelius, in Boca Grande, Fla. Carol Pilant, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Several area chapter leaders of the Society for Human Resource Management recently went to the SHRM National Conference in Washington, D.C. Several members from Kansas visited Sen. Sam Brownback’s office after they spoke with his legislative representative about health care reform and workplace flexibility. This picture was taken in Sen. Pat Roberts’ office. Ryann Pem, president-elect of the group’s Jayhawk chapter, submitted the picture.
Shari and Chris Anderson, Lawrence, represent Kansas University at the Great Wall in Beijing. Shari submitted the picture.
Tripp Bates, 8 months, enjoys the fall weather. His great-aunt, Tina Bates, Oskaloosa, submitted the picture.
Members of the U14 KSA Renegades meet with their coach, Kyle Glick, at the Overland Park Soccer Complex after receiving trophies for their division win. They finished first in their U14 Heartland Division this fall with a record of 7-0-1. Kari Sullivan, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Ashlyn Johnson, 19 months, picks out a pumpkin at a pumpkin patch. She is the daughter of Ryan Johnson and Kelly Hannifan, Eudora, who submitted the picture.
The Girls Rule! team plays undefeated at the Kaw Valley Soccer Association. Back, from left, are Lily Thompson, 8; Kiara Jadlow, 8; Audrey Kaehr, 7; and Ashton O’Brien, 7. Front, from left, are Violet Bartle, 7; Kylie Wetnight, 7; Abby Solcher, 8; and Lydia McColm, 7. Not pictured is Jessica Chen. Coach Paige Blair, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
The Rockfence Court gang enjoys the fallen leaves. In front, from left, are Matt Pendry, 13, Luke Campbell, 5, Ryan Pendry, 10, Brody Sullivan, 8, Jack Campbell, 9, Karen Campbell, 12, and Quillen Eichhorn, 14. Sam Hoffman, standing, is 14. John Pendry, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Members of Girl Scout Troop No. 7503 display their cookies for the recent Humane Society Bake Sale. They made muffins and sugar cookies at troop member Reagan Sullivan’s house. Front, from left, are Reagan Sullivan, Zoe Brewer and Louisa Delnevo; back, from left, are Samantha Dietz, Abby Drake and Claire Campbell. Kari Sullivan, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
The seventh-grade Catholic Youth Organization volleyball team from Corpus Christi Catholic Church took first place in a tournament at Nativity School in Leawood. Back row is Olivia Ramirez; middle row are Ellie Dunlap, Sydney Moreano, Keeli Billings and Michaela Miller; and front, kneeling, are Anya Johnson and Cienna Sorrell. Kathleen Johnson, Lawrence, submitted the picture.