Ford Motor Company President and CEO Alan Mulally, a 1963 Lawrence High School graduate and featured speaker at the 2010 Lawrence Schools Foundation Community Education Breakfast, poses with members of the foundation’s board of trustees Sept. 3 at the Lawrence Holidome. Back row, from left, are foundation administrative assistant Donna Morris, Julie Carter, Ginger Wehner, Becky Orth, foundation President Ron Aul and Mark Heider; front row, from left, superintendent Rick Doll, Jeff Novorr, Hank Booth, Mulally, foundation Executive Director Susan Esau, Lee Beth Dever, Steve Glass, Cindy Self, Martin Moore, foundation/LEAP coordinator Stacy Riggins and Kathy Davis.
Men from the Williamstown Assembly of God and Crossroads Cowboy Church in Williamstown gathered Oct. 9 to work on an exterior makeover for the home of an elderly Williamstown couple. A team of 18 men, organized by the men’s ministries directors of both churches, Paul Juedes (Williamstown) and Gary Lawrence (CCC), removed old siding, repaired rotted boards, extended a wheelchair ramp and prepared the exterior for new siding. Construction was overseen by Denny O’Trimble, a member of the Williamstown church. Supplies for the project were paid for by the churches and private donors. Hamm Inc. in Perry donated the liner required for the disposal of the siding.
Award-winning author, illustrator and artist Stephen Johnson, a 1982 Lawrence High School graduate, left, presents his original painting to fellow Lawrence High Hall of Honor member Alan Mulally, LHS Class of 1963. The painting was presented in appreciation for Mulally’s participation in the Lawrence Schools Foundation’s 2010 Community Education Breakfast Sept. 3 at the Lawrence Holidome.
Jim Cosgrove, aka “Mr. Stinky Feet,” and the Hiccups entertained the Lawrence Arts Center preschool students and their families on Sept. 25 to begin the yearlong celebration of the preschool’s 25th anniversary. Back row, from left, are Emmy Burris, Jim Cosgrove, Lyda Cosgrove and Sam Gillman; front row, Olivia Craig, Willa Cosgrove, Addy Burris, Anna Erisman and Isaac Norris.
Kathy Willis received the Educator of the Month Award Sept. 27 from the Douglas County Child Development Association. Willis teaches at the First United Methodist Church’s Kids First Preschool. Tara Glanton presented the award.
Mark Green, left, NRCS district conservationist from Springfield, Mo., discusses fencing techniques with participants at the Eastern Kansas Grazing School held Sept. 8-9 in Lawrence. The event was sponsored by the Kansas Rural Center, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Kansas State University Research and Extension.
Kansas Natural Resources Conservation Service rangeland management specialist David Kraft, center, and Missouri NRCS grassland conservationist Mark Kennedy, far right, address stockmen attending the recent Eastern Kansas Grazing School. Kraft taught participants how to inventory their pastures by surveying the amount of desirable plants, ground cover, residue cover, plant vigor and uniformity of use. The “classroom” pictured here is on the John Bradley farm near Lawrence.
“For Your Ears Only,” the Kansas Audio-Reader Network’s annual benefit sale of all things audio, was held Sept. 17-18 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The eighth annual sale raised more than $18,500, all of which will benefit blind and print-disabled people in Kansas and western Missouri. Residents of Lawrence, Kansas City and Topeka donated the inventory for the sale, and local merchants provided free food and door prizes.
New freshmen at Haskell Indian Nations University gathered in front of Pocahontas Hall on Aug. 16 for their first dorm meeting of the year.