From left, Trinity Board member Karen Warner, Chuck Warner, County Commissioner Jim Flory and John Glassman, of Douglas County Senior Services, attend Trinity In-Home Care’s second annual community breakfast honoring older Americans at Maceli’s. The agency conducts this breakfast to kick off Older Americans Month. Kelly Evans, the agency’s executive director, submitted the picture.
Big Jay visits the postal workers at the downtown post office. Lois Weldon, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Katelyn Hamme, 9, a third-grader at Veritas Christian School, is awarded a new bike by Dr. Daniel Ranjbar at her school after winning an art contest for Dental Health Month. Katelyn is the daughter of Gary and Julie Hammer, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Wendy Hambly, Tonganoxie, member of the Lawrence/Freestate Chapter of National Active and Retired Federal Employees, displays the quilt she made and donated to be auctioned at the NARFE Kansas State Convention. Proceeds from her auctioned quilt was part of the more than $4,200 raised, all of which was donated to Alzheimer’s Research. Linda Surritte, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Free State High school student Hannah Kapp-Klote, left, and Lawrence High School student Max (Miranda) Tucker, right, were recipients of the 2008-2009 University of Missouri-Kansas City Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Rising Star Award. Pictured above are both students receiving their awards at the UMKC Lavender Graduation, with David Greene, UMKC interim assistant director and LGBT programs coordinator, center. Arla Jones, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
The Sunflower Sweethearts entertained the residents at Vermont Towers. Back row, from left, are Charlotte Cupp, 6; Kate Bartle, 5; Paula Padilla, 7; Annika Powers, 6; and Bria Keating, 6; front row, Malea Flakus, 6; Brooke Yehle, 5; and Violet Bartle, 7. Bryn Perrins, 6, also performed and is not pictured. Amy Bartle, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
The Kanwaka Literary Club meets on its Founders Day. Muriel Maness, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Girls from Troop 7558 attended the 50th anniversary of Arcalooka Cabin at Hidden Valley Girl Scout Camp. Before the event, these girls provided service to the camp by burning bush and clearing the campsite. From left are Kristina Foster, Anna McCurdy, Lacey Long, Kaitlyn Foster, Katey Long and Tia Barta, with Kate McCurdy in front. Troop leader Tammy Barta, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Andrei Elliott, 14, Lawrence, traveled to the Mulvane Chess Tournament at the Recreation Center in Mulvane to compete and support his cousin, Bethany Warne, 10, in her first chess tournament. Andrei, an eighth-grader at Southwest Junior High School, placed 15th in the high school section. Andrei is the son of Allyn and Bruce Elliott, Lawrence, and Bethany is the daughter of Barbara and Joe Warne, Mulvane. Allyn submitted the picture.
The Kansas Soccer Academy Enforcers compete in the recent rainy and muddy Kansas City Champions Cup soccer tournament at Heritage SoccerPark in Olathe. The team is coached by Pat Watkins. Colleen Harrell, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Benefits Advocacy Attorney Rob Tabor awaits “bail,” with all donations toward “bail” going to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Tabor was arrested at work at Independence Inc. and spent a couple of hours in jail. Jim McCrary, of media and public relations for Independence Inc., submitted the picture.
Phil and Beth Harrison, Lawrence, attend a Yankees/Braves game in Tampa, Fla. The Harrisons, along with other graduates of the Culver Academies, were guests of the Steinbrenner family, all of whom attended Culver. In the bottom of the first inning, Yankees at bat, a foul ball came straight to Phil who bobbled the catch. The ball landed on Beth’s chair; she trapped it. Phil submitted the picture, which came courtesy of the New York Yankees.
Five potential fourth-generation Jayhawks attend Kansas University’s spring football scrimmage. Front, Adeline, 1, left, and Aidan Davis, 3, attend with parents Dana Hess Davis (KU ’97) and Paul Davis (FSU), Olathe, not shown; and back row, Logan, 2, left, Kylie, 4, and Mason Hess, 2, attend with parents Bridget Mason Hess (KU ’98) and Clayton Hess (KU ’96), Overland Park, not shown. The children’s grandfather, Bill Hess (KU ’73), Lawrence, son of the late Robert H. Hess (KU ’36), submitted the picture.
The Sunflower Sweethearts dance group performs for family and friends at Holcom Recreation Center. Back row, from left, are Emily Gowing, 6, Gabby McHatton, 6, Bailey Culbertson, 7, and Jaida Hammond, 7; front row, from left, are Violet Bartle, 7, and Bryn Perrins, 5. Violet is the daughter of Amy Bartle, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Jamey Wilcoxson, 3, rides his bike with Kris Hicks in his first Earth Day Parade in downtown Lawrence. Pat Weaver, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
People gather at a flashlight vigil for Kate’s Law, a bill that would have required insurance companies to cover the treatment of autism, in front of U.S. Bank at Ninth and Massachusetts streets. Heather Nichols, financial analyst at U.S. Bank, submitted the picture.
From left, Mason, 6, and Taylor Anderson, 3, hang out with Big Jay at the spring football game. Rock Chalk and looking forward to fall! They are the children of Troy and Andrea Anderson, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Deerfield School fifth-graders celebrate Poetry Month with a tea party. Diana Bailey, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
The Kaw Valley Force U-13 team gets down and dirty at the Champions Cup in Olathe. Kim Watson, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Cadette Scouts from Troop 7558 assist with the American Red Cross blood drive They are, from left to right, Avery Hughes, Tia Barta, Buddy Blood Drop, Amanda Dixon, Kate McCurdy and Courtney Cooper. Troop leader Tammy Barta, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Norma Leary, Lawrence, in foreground, visits the statue of Amenophis Colossi of Memnon near Luxor, Egypt. Don Sneegas, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Suzanne and Bob McColl, Lawrence, display their vintage car, formerly Dwight Eisenhower’s 1937 Rolls Royce. Restoration was done by Randy Herrick, Topeka. Suzanne submitted the picture.
Matt Elwell, second from right, speaks to the PEO Chapter FZ about being a 6News meteorologist. From left are members Camilla Swenson, Harriet Shaffer and Shirley Hodges. Georgia Orchard, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
From left, Paige, 3, and Ashlyn Bailey, 8 months, relax after the Lawrence Half Marathon & 5K. Their shirts display the distance: 13.1 miles. They are the children of Diana Bailey, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
From left, Shelley and Scott Bideau welcome their firstborn child, Ethan Hale Bideau, born March 17. Scott is a 2001 Kansas University graduate in engineering and in 2002 received his Master of Business Administration. His wife is a 2001 KU Medical Center graduate in nursing. Scott set up Cans for the Community’s Web site in June 2005 and has continued to maintain and support it through his company, Cephas Innovation. Linda Klinker, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Jim Canaday, Lawrence, walks with Darby, his 7-year-old Lab mix at the Eighth Street boat ramp. Darby is not a guide dog; Canaday, who submitted the picture, is using a long white cane.
From left, Lew Lluellen, Lois Lluellen, Judge Mike Malone and District Attorney Charles Branson dine at Trinity In-Home Care’s second annual community breakfast honoring older Americans at Maceli’s. The agency conducts this breakfast to kick off Older Americans Month. Kelly Evans, the agency’s executive director, submitted the picture.
John Alley, county executive director for Farm Services Agency; Jim Weaver, programs coordinator for Douglas County Conservation District; and Bill Wood, K-State Research and Extension ag agent, check a recently installed “Use Exclusion Cage.” Several cages were placed in various locations in Douglas County to monitor grass production on rangeland and grassland sites for the 2009 summer growing season. Clyde Mermis, district conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, submitted the picture.
From left, Sarah Randolph (Visiting Nurses Association), Laura Bennetts (Lawrence Therapy Services) and Laurie Moser (Project-Lively) attend Trinity In-Home Care’s second annual community breakfast honoring older Americans at Maceli’s. The agency conducts this breakfast to kick off Older Americans Month. Kelly Evans, the agency’s executive director, submitted the picture.
Free State High School’s 2009 Book Award recipients are recognized. From left are Kristina Van Anne, Brown University; Maureen Brady, Mt. Holyoke College; Megan Garvin, Bryn Mawr College; Lea Greenberg, Columbia University; Spencer Chestnut, Dartmouth College; Dravid Joseph, Harvard University; Anton Bovin, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and Katherine Smith, Smith College. Julie Miller, Free State, submitted the picture.