The staff of OrthoKansas PA “goes red” in honor of national Go Red Day, sponsored by the American Heart Association. Staff raised funds for the association by pledging money to wear jeans and red for the Go Red event. Dustin Billings submitted the picture.
Members of the HZ Chapter of PEO, from left, Jane Fevurly and Susan Osborn award a $3,000 continuing education grant to Lawrence Memorial Hospital employee Summer Skeet, second from right, accompanied by Jen Brooks, right, director of quality and risk management. The need-based PEO grant is given to women in the U.S. and Canada whose education has been interrupted and who return to school to support themselves and their families. Osborn, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Leslie Servantez, manager for the Walmart store at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive, awards a donation to Sarah Randolph, representative for the Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care, community liaison. Randolph submitted the picture.
From left are Tony Lehenbauer, Kansas City, Mo.; Jim Matteoni, Olathe; and Blaine Sampson, Lawrence, after the Kansas University men’s basketball team beat Texas in Austin. Sampson submitted the picture.
Celebrating a 45-year friendship, from left, are George Kimball, New York City; Jim McCrary; and Leon Kimball, both of Lawrence. They met at the Rock Chalk Cafe in 1965. Mark Kaplan took the picture, and McCrary submitted it.
Nicole Torres, left, and Morgan Brown volunteer at the Recovery and Hope Network’s funnel cake booth at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. This is RAHN’s second year running the booth as a fundraising project. Kendall Simmons, planning and development coordinator for the network, submitted the picture.
Southwest Junior High School chess team won first place in K-9 at the recent Cordley chess tournament at the Kansas University Union. Allyn Elliott took and submitted the picture.
The Rev. Leo Barbee, left, and his wife, Helen, Lawrence, are pictured with a 34-star U.S. flag at Christmas Vespers at the Territorial Capital Museum in Lecompton. Kansas was the 34th state admitted to the union. The annual Vespers event is sponsored by the Lecompton Historical Society. Shirley M. Funk, Lecompton Historical Society photographer, submitted the picture.
Coaches at Haskell Indian Nations University take a pie in the face to benefit Go Red. Haskell coaches Gary Tanner, left, and Dena Johnston, right, won the pie-in-the-face contest conducted by Haskell students and cheerleaders at halftime of a recent men’s basketball game. The event raised more than $300 to benefit Go Red and the American Heart Association. Johnston, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Joanna Fewins, left, of Kansas Public Radio, and Jen Nigro, of Audio-Reader, took a little time out from work during a recent snowfall to build this snowman. Wendy Huggins, Kansas Public Radio, took the picture, and Phil Wilke, Lawrence, submitted it.
Bishop Seabury was recently awarded a SMART Board interactive whiteboard with collaborative learning software from the Hy-Vee “SMART Points 2009” promotion in partnership with Proctor and Gamble. From left are Stan Thompson, store operations manager; Andrew Yochum, store director; and Mike Gowing, staff. Margie Lawrence, the school’s development director, submitted the picture.
Southwest Junior High School won second place at the recent Central Junior High chess tournament. Back row, from left, are Jacob Magnuson, Andrei Elliott, Dustin Hauptman and Venkata Malladi; and front row, from left, are Eddie Loupe, Kaustubh Nimkar, Christopher Greenfield, Kyle Vogelsang, Zachary Moore and Thomas Peterson. Allyn Elliott took and submitted the picture.
Lawrence businessmen, from left, Bob Treanor of BT Design, Dale Willey of Dale Willey Automotive and Bob Wertz of Waxman Candles enjoy lunch at the Eldridge Hotel to celebrate their 40 years in business. They all started their businesses in 1970 in Lawrence. Willey submitted the picture.
Dennis M. Dailey, center, is awarded a certificate from the Charles Robinson Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in recognition of exemplary patriotism in the display of the flag of the United States of America. Also pictured are John G. Sayler, left, who submitted the picture, and John McCoin, right, both of Lawrence.
Justin Leonard, 10, right, fresh off the runway from his first flying lesson, meets with brother Adam Leonard, 9, left, and best friend Ivy Westcott, 2. Kate Westcott took the picture, which was submitted by Justin and Adam’s mother, Joyce Miles, Lawrence.
Stan Tiemeyer spends time with some “neighbors” that have grown used to his presence through his constant contact with them. Sherry Tiemeyer, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Katherine Rorick, left, of West Junior High, spends time with state Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, right, and Lt. Gov. Troy Findley at the Topeka Capitol during Legislative Day. It was sponsored by the Kansas Association for the Gifted, Talented and Creative. Mary Ann Evertson, Francisco’s office assistant, submitted the picture.
The Lawrence chapter of the American Association of University Women conducts its annual Christmas auction. A few of the attendees pictured are, back row from left, Randi Tveitaraas Jack, Bev Billings and Ann Gardner, and front row from left, Toni Dudley, Judy Wright, Wendy Penne, Janet Riley, Ellie Patton and Georgiana Torres. Kathy Bruner, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Schwegler school Fourth-graders learn about how to be dependable people and draw tacos with messages about dependability to go along with January’s theme, “Taco ’bout Dependability.” Kea Wormsley, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Madelynn Gaggero, 2, comes to her grandparents’ house to visit. She is the daughter of Matt and Jaime Gaggero, Topeka, and the granddaughter of Richard and Tammy Ziesenis, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Three men who portray John Brown visit in Lake Placid, N.Y., during activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the burial of the abolitionist on his farm in nearby North Elba. From left are Kerry Altenbernd, Lawrence; Norman Thomas Marshall, New York City; and Greg Artzner, Middleburgh, N.Y. Altenbernd is also the Douglas County law librarian and is active in preserving the Black Jack Battlefield east of Baldwin City, a John Brown historic site. He submitted the picture.
Randy Austin, Lawrence, helps his granddaughters Julia, 2, right, and Ava Volman, 4, left, learn to ride the bicycles that Santa brought them on Christmas at their home in Miami. Ann Evans, a family friend, submitted the picture.
Rob and Christina Messineo enjoy the city’s Christmas Parade. They are the parents of Kimberly and Robbie Messineo. Sister-in-law Cheryl Morris, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
From left, 23-year season-ticket holders Chris Neverve, Nury Halton, and Jerry and Sue Geoffrion Neverve attend the Kansas-Oklahoma football game at Memorial Stadium. Sue Neverve, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Skyler Johnston, top row, second from right, celebrates her seventh birthday in style with the help of her friends. Her mother, Dena Johnston, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Michael Snider, 8, sleds with his grandfather Stephen Randtke at the Kansas University Campanile. His mother, Stacy Snider, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Harold Jones, Lawrence, receives a computer lesson from his great-granddaughter, Madeline Moore, 3. Computer whiz Gabriel Moore, 6, sat on his “grandpa great’s” lap to make sure his little sister didn’t make a wrong move with the mouse. The children live in Roseville, Minn. Margaret Jones, Lawrence, took and submitted the picture.
Taylor Anderson, Brylie Prawl and their families enjoy chili and hot dogs at the recent Kids First Preschool and Discovery Days fundraiser. Diane Karpowitz, Kids First director, submitted the photo.
Tyler Vigna and family wait in line at the fundraiser, sponsored by the Early Childhood Board of First United Methodist Church. Diane Karpowitz, Kids First director, submitted the photo.
Starting back row, from left, are Caleb Muckey, Maddock Oberzan and Brooklyn Thorne; and front, from left, are Preston Shanks, Justice May, Max Gabrielson and Noah Ipanaque, all 4, with their teacher, Deb Hird, along the trail to Kansas during the Kansas Day Celebration at Green Pastures Preschool. Molly Soukup, the preschool’s director, submitted the photo.
Meara Kingery, 4, rides sidesaddle at the Kansas Day Celebration at Green Pastures Preschool. Molly Soukup, the preschool’s director, submitted the photo.