Mariann Bradley, left, receives the Heart of Family and Community Education Award for Douglas County from Judy Wulfkuhle. The award was presented at the annual FCE Spring Achievement Tea. Bradley is a member of the Vinland FCE. Paula Johnson took the picture, which was submitted by Freida Martin.
Hikers, from left, Ed Everett, Rick Borst, Trevor Everett, Chris Everett and TJ Everett are on top of Lookout Mountain during their 12th annual visit to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. The Everett family is from Lawrence.
Gene Mullen, from left, Rick Mullen, Tom Groninger and John Butler, all of Lawrence, won the Cooper’s Cause Foundation’s third annual golf tournament at Alvamar Golf and Country Club.
Katie Logan, 8, at top, stays cool at the County Fair Swim Club in east Lawrence with her cousins Haley, 8, and Derrick, 5. Katie is the daughter of Vickie Reed and Russell Logan. Haley and Derrick’s parents are Sean Reed and Mandy Cheek. All are residents of Lawrence.
Maiya L. Galloway, 2 months, enjoys a walk with her grandmother, Clare Galloway. Maiya’s parents are Sean Galloway and Stephani Boehm. All are Lawrence residents.
Maria Cordeiro, left, and Lyla Beckingham, who both live at Delaware Commons in Lawrence, regularly walk another neighbor’s dog, Jessy, a sheltie mix. Judy Harrington, Jessy’s owner, submitted the picture.
Michael and Adam Coultis, from left, received their Eagle Scout awards recently. They are the grandsons of Ken and Lilly Coultis, Baldwin City.
Jack Rischer, 13, and Lily Rischer, 6, visit Sue the T. rex at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.
Rich Garrett celebrated his 40th birthday with a party aboard the Pedal Hopper. John Clayton, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Fern Weihe celebrates her 87th birthday with great-granddaughters Macie Albertson, left, and Anna Kitchen, both 9. All are Lawrence residents. Debbie Burke, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Members of Lawrence High School’s Class of 1978 who are also part of “the gang” gathered recently in Chicago. From left are Becky Doores Wipperman, Topeka; Kim Feltman Banning-Bohmann, Lawrence; MargE Barr Shelley, Overland Park; Lora Price Copeland, Glencoe, Ill.; Paula Merrion Shook, Overland Park; Jennifer Lucas Wyatt, Lawrence; Melissa Rader Little, Evanston, Ill.; and Suzie Steffan, Kansas City, Mo. Margaret Merrion and Mary Alice Barr, both of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Stephanie Duncan and John Rogers, both of Lawrence, celebrate their marriage at the Eldridge Hotel with John’s son Jackson.
Jesse Nelson, Lawrence, stands with Willie in front of the corn in his grandmother Betty Allen’s field near North Michigan Street in this user-submitted photo from August 11, 2010.
Janet Smalter, from left, Megan Engleman, Shannon Pederson and Mark Engleman, all of Lawrence, celebrate Megan’s 16th birthday over the Fourth of July weekend during a white-water rafting trip at Royal Gorge in Colorado.
Bowie Dupere, 3, plays near the okra in her grandmother’s backyard vegetable garden at their home in North Lawrence. Bowie helps tend the garden and enjoys playing there, too.
Alexis White, 2, from left, and her siblings Anthony, 6, and Athena, 4, get ready to enjoy the park by the dam at Perry Lake. It’s their favorite park.
Karl Olson, 13, Lawrence, joined his family on a recent trip to Ecuador. His mother, Awilda Olson, submitted the picture.
Eric Stansifer, at right, celebrates his graduation with honors from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena with his family. Others in the back row are John Stansifer, Charles Stansifer and Ryan Stansifer; and front row, Betsy Stansifer. Charles, professor emeritus of history at Kansas University, submitted the picture.
Liz Botkin, from left, Patti Winslow, Greg Windholz and Bud Stallworth play at the Cottonwood Classic, a benefit for Cottonwood Inc. at Alvamar Public Golf Course. Kari Bentzinger took the picture, and Peggy Wallert, Cottonwood director of community relations, submitted it.
The annual water fight is on as Paul Alder from Phoenix pays back sister Angela and nephew Troy Smart of Emporia. The Alder family, Eudora, submitted the picture, which won the LJWorld.com Fourth of July photo contest.
Jim Niehoff, Baldwin City, and Dr. Michael Well, Lawrence, install new blinds in the Lumberyard Arts Center, Baldwin City. Niehoff is a co-founder of the Lumberyard Arts Center, and Well donated the blinds for the project.
Kimberly Williams, right, Lawrence Breakfast Optimists director, presents a donation to Erica Zimmerman, left, programs director of the Boys and Girls Club, at the Lawrence Breakfast Optimists’ annual cookout for the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence.
From left, Dennis Spratt, Jerry Waugh, Harry Gibson and Larry Chance play at the Cottonwood Classic, a benefit for Cottonwood Inc. at Alvamar Public Golf Course.
Five generations paused for a photo recently in Leavenworth. In the back row, from left, are grandmother Lori Freeman Madden and great-great-grandparents Colleen and Loyd Wilson; front row, parents Tyler and Michelle Visocsky Swift, with Luca James Swift who was born March 25, and great-grandmother Linda Wilson Davis.
Enjoying a day at Bloomington Beach at Clinton Lake are, from left, Lincoln Edgecomb, Lawrence; Elizabeth Christener, Baldwin City; Mariah Brink, Shawnee Mission; Cierra Fennell, Olathe; and Camaron Edgecomb, Lawrence. Therese Brink Edgecomb, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Reagan Haskell, 6, was one tired buckaroo after attending two weeks of Saddle Ridge Ranch vacation Bible school this summer at Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church and Lawrence Free Methodist Church. Reagan is the daughter of Terri Polacca and granddaughter of Tony and Ellen Polacca, all of Lawrence. Ellen submitted the photo.
Ken Martin, Baldwin City, second from right, took fourth place at the World Horseshoe Tournament in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, this summer in the Elders G-2 division. Also pictured, from left to right, are fifth-place winner Roy Larzelere, third-place winner Ralph Hummel, first-place winner Bill Sprague, second-place winner Jim Ganther and sixth-place winner Paul Van Evercooren. Wynne Mihura, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Volunteers from the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library recently visited the studio of artist Louis Copt. The visit was in conjunction with his current exhibit at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery in the library. From left are Copt and gallery volunteers Jerry Reed, Joan Glotzbach and Laura Dalrymple. At right is Trish Nixon, associate curator of the gallery. Copt, Lecompton, submitted the picture.
Mary Ann Canfield, Lawrence, celebrated her 75th birthday with a luncheon gathering of a dozen friends at Panda Garden restaurant. Instead of gifts, friends contributed canned goods for First Christian Church’s food pantry.
Charles “Okie” and Jean Snedeger, Lawrence, celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary by having a dinner out with some of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were married Aug. 10, 1944. Their daughters, Sonnie Kemberling and Wendy Dalquest, both of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Cyclists, from left, John Pietsch; Scott Nixon, 16; and Jacque Scribner Pietsch, all of Draper, Utah, finished the 479-mile RAGBRAI 2010 bicycle ride from the Missouri River at Sioux City, Iowa, to the Mississippi River at Dubuque, Iowa, this summer. Jacque and Scott are the daughter and grandson of Janiece and Joe Scribner, Lawrence, and the granddaughter and great-grandson of Kathryn Risk, Lawrence.
Posing for a photo this summer in Lawrence, from left, are Faith Dlugosh, 4, Lillian Suitt, 6 months, and Peyton Dlugosh, 1. Faith and Peyton are the children of Dave and Leslie Dlugosh, Prairieville, La. Lillian is the daughter of Joey and Amber Suitt, Hamford. They are all the grandchildren of Mike and Cheryl Suitt and the great-grandchildren of Helen and Skip Harrell, all of Lawrence. Helen submitted the picture.
Austin Butell, 12, second from left, and Aaron Butell, 8, took their first helicopter ride this summer at Lake of the Ozarks with grandparents Barbara and Jim Butell. Austin and Aaron are the children of David and Lorrie Butell. All are Lawrence residents. Jim Butell submitted the photo.
Carol Nalbandian and Diane Low, back row from left, and Carol Jones and Deb Rowden serve as cashiers at the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library’s summer mysteries sale. They are regular volunteers at library book sales.