Photo gallery: Friends & Neighbors for November 2012

Peggy Wallert, center, accepted a $3,000 check for Cottonwood Inc. on Oct. 16 from the newest Sam’s Club at Plaza at the Speedway, which opened Oct. 18 in Kansas City, Kan. Pictured from left are Karen Warmund, of Sam’s Club; Wallert, Cottonwood director of community relations and development; and Keith Pappert, Sam’s Club manager. Kari Bentzinger, of Cottonwood, submitted the photo.

Friends and members of the Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation prepare blintzes for the LJCC’s 48th annual Blintz Brunch, which will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the center, 917 Highland Drive. Pictured from left are Laurel Krider, Paige Lawrence, Ron Schorr and Shelley Skie, all of Lawrence. Terri Rosen, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.

The West Middle School eighth-grade football team celebrates after beating Southwest Middle School, 20-6, on Oct. 16. The Warhawks finished the season with 7 wins and no losses. West coach and teacher Fred Fergus submitted the photo.

Free State High School center Reid Buckingham is pictured with grandfather Roy Buckingham, of Cadiz, Ky., left, and father Ray Buckingham, of Lawrence, following Free State’s victory over Wyandotte High School on Oct. 12. Ray Buckingham submitted the photo.

Cash Henry, left, and Cainin Chorenziak, are pictured. Cash’s parents are AJ and Kelsey Henry of Lawrence, and Cainin’s parents are Ed and Kim Chorenziak of Jefferson City, Mo. Kelsey Henry submitted the photo.

Mia Romano, 13, dives to stop one at the net at the Heritage Soccer Park in Olathe on Oct. 20. Mia plays goalkeeper for Lawrence’s Kaw Valley Soccer Association, or KVSA, U13 Girls Premier League coached by Brad Williams. She has been playing soccer with the KVSA since she was 6 years old, the past three as a goalie. Pete Romano, of Lawrence, submitted the photo

Free State High School drum majors, from left, Emily VanSchmus, Christian Eisenhauer and Kerrie Leinmiller-Renick show off the Marching Firebirds’ trophy after the band placed first in their division at the 2012 Heart of America Marching Festival at Kansas University on Oct. 20. Derek VanSchmus, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.

Diana Boyd, center, and Kylee Moore, right, of the Lawrence Pilot Club project division, present Dana Ortiz, executive director of Lawrence Family Promise, with a $1,5000 check, along with diapers and baby wipes, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Sept. 10. Lareeda Hickey, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.

Playing is hard work for MacKenna Crumet, 7, of Odessa, Mo., and her grandparents’ dog, Harley. The two are pictured sound asleep at grandparents Cindy and Rex Wallis’ house near Basehor. MacKenna is the daughter of Josh Crumet of Tonganoxie and Nicki Crumet of Odessa. MacKenna’s great-grandmother Barbara Crumet of Tonganoxie submitted the photo.

Janet Campbell, left, general manager of Kansas Public Radio, and Patricia Deal Cahill, chairwoman of the board of directors for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, are pictured on a windy day at The Nest on Ninth at The Oread overlooking the Kansas University campus. Patti McCormick, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.

Christopher H.A. Davis participated in the Tonda Bunraku Summer Program from June through August in Nagahama City, Japan, in the Shiga prefecture. He is the son of Jeff and Paris Davis of Chicago; and the grandson of Freddie J. Simpson of Lawrence. Simpson submitted the photo.

Ainsley Novak, 7, of Overland Park, and some of her stuffed animal friends enjoyed reading the Sunday edition of the Lawrence Journal-World with her grandfather, Allen Wiechert. Ainsley and her sister, Addy, 5, were spending a summer weekend with their grandparents in Lawrence. Sandra Wiechert, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.

Christopher Trepinski, in the background at center, appeared in the 300th episode of “Law & Order: SVU,” which aired Oct. 24. Trepinski, a 2005 Free State High School graduate and 2009 KU graduate, now lives in New York City. He is the son of Robert and Celeste Trepinski of Lawrence.

The Great Plains Writers Group gathered at Signs of Life on Oct. 27 for readings of their short memoirs. Pictured are, from left, Jen Nigro, Deronda Ashley, Charles Higginson, Sue Suhler, Lynn Burlingham, Lucy Price, Kathryn Schartz, Sherry Williams, Nicole Muchmore and Judy Graverson-Algaier. Price submitted the photo.

Gerry Miller, of Lawrence, prepares for the bake sale and Trinity Treasures sale for the Ploughman’s Lunch at Trinity Episcopal Church, 10th and Vermont streets, which was Nov. 9. Pat Kehde submitted the photo.

Adaptive PE teacher Kirk Matthew runs the 2012 Liberty Memorial Central Middle School Fun Run with student Luther Fuller. Michel Loomis, of Lawrence, of Lawrence, submitted the photo, which was taken by Elizabeth Laufer.

Coryena Hardy Duarte, 12, is pictured with her mother, Faith Duarte, on May 19, her wedding day, at Clinton Park. Faith Duarte, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.

Arturo Solis, of McPherson, and KU medical student Bethany John, of Oskaloosa, took part in the Glow Run 5K on Nov. 3 at the Lied Center.

Lori Myrick, of Lawrence, stands in front of her fireplace during the 2011 Holiday Homes Tour to benefit Health Care Access. Myrick is the chairwoman of the 2012 Holiday Homes Tour, which is Dec. 2. Sally Brandt submitted the photo.

Valerie Swisher and her friend Katelyn Shirley, not pictured, stopped by Massachusetts Street while on a KU visit. Both attend Wamego High School. Shirley submitted the photo.

Katharine Hemphill, 5, hugs great-great-aunt Martha Smith, 107, formerly of Vinland and Baldwin City, who now lives at Brandon Woods. Katharine is the daughter of Tanya Hemphill and the granddaughter of Howard and Elizabeth Hemphill of rural Baldwin City. Darlene Hart, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.

Madison Marie and Kaedence Nicole Becker were ready for trick-or-treating two days before their 5th birthday. They are the twin daughters of Grant Becker and CeeJae Molder, the granddaughters of Rheta and Kevin Becker, and the great-granddaughters of Ruby Armstrong and the late Richard Armstrong Sr. Ruby Armstrong, of Baldwin City, submitted the photo.

Jaiden Darnell Beebe fell asleep in mom Selenna Beebe’s lap at the KU women’s basketball game on Nov. 11. Amanda Cole, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.

Staff members of Set‘em Up Jack’s and River City Cosmopolitan Club members join Dan Koehn, center, owner of Set‘em Up Jack’s, in presenting a check to Health Care Access Clinic. Kim Johnson and Nikki White of Health Care Access flank Koehn. The check is the result of the second-annual Summer’s End Cruise-In car show, which was Sept. 22 at Broken Arrow Park. This year’s show attracted more than 80 vehicles and doubled the amount of donation to the clinic. The 2013 show is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22, at Broken Arrow Park. Kevin Harmon, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.

Quinn Kuhlman, 4, and Keira Kuhlman, 5, prepare to bake a cake together from scratch on Nov. 12. They are the children of Kendra Kuhlman and Les Kuhlman, of Lawrence. Kendra submitted the photo.

KU business school Dean Neeli Bendapudi outlines her vision for the school during a recent New Generation Society of Lawrence meeting. Mark and Susan Osborn, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.

Loyal Lions football fan Todd "Leaper" Williams, second from right, enjoys an out-of-town game with, from left, Hunter Lomshek, Payton Cummins and Bryson Cummins. Hunter’s sister, Katie Lomshek, is on the Lawrence High School Pom Squad, and Bryson and Payton’s brother, Cole Cummins, plays football for LHS. Eve Cummins, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.

The Mo-Kan Federation of Cosmopolitan International recently donated $650 from the proceeds of a raffle at their recent convention in Lawrence to Sara’s Superheroes Walk to Cure Diabetes. Sara Maddox, center, accompanied by her parents, Bonnie and Mike Maddox, accepted the check. Sara was the guest of honor at the convention and provided a moving account of her diagnosis and daily activities in treating Type 1 diabetes. Kevin Harmon, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.

Wellsville American Legion Post 194 raises the flag at the 9/11 Memorial Walk on Sept. 11 at Wellsville Middle School. Pictured are, from left, Jim Crist, Marvin Hutchinson, Kevin Jones, Roy Baker, Clyde Coons, Bill Hogan, Keith Rogers and Evan Phillips. Linda Hutchinson submitted the photo.

Sam Huntington, center, Baldwin High School senior, is pictured with his grandparents Doug Cloud and Shannon Cloud, of Overbrook, after his performance in the school’s production of “Anything Goes” on Sept. 17. Huntington is the son of Sharla Cloud, of Baldwin City. Shannon Cloud submitted the photo.