Corpus Christi Cadette Girl Scout Troup 7715 decorated a tree for the Festival of Trees fundraiser to benefit The Shelter Inc. and made stockings for CASA. Gail Meier, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
The sixth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Breakfast took place at Maceli’s on Jan. 21. The breakfast is sponsored by the Lawrence Ecumenical Fellowship and Lawrence Jayhawk Breakfast Rotary Club. Pictured, from left, are those who helped make the breakfast a success: Jayhawk Rotarian John Conard Jr., master of ceremonies; Vanessa Thomas, soloist; Kansas University professor Randal Jelks, speaker; Jayhawk Rotarian Bernie Kish, coordinator; and Elaine and the Rev. Paul Winn, coordinators. Brilla Scott submitted the photo.
Elden Tefft celebrated his 93rd birthday on Jan. 26 at his studio in Lawrence. Tefft is pictured in at far right with his son, Kim. Tom Harper submitted the photo.
The Health and Wellness Committee of Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2104 Bob Billings Parkway, offers a morning fitness class, led by retired physical therapist Caryn Scott, to the community three times a week. Class members gathered for a luncheon in the church’s activity center on Jan. 25. Jan Leines submitted the photo.
The Jay-MacFarland family, at left, and Lawrence Fire Station No. 1 celebrate Delaney Jay-MacFarland’s 1st birthday. The firefighters and medics unexpectedly welcomed baby Delaney into the world on Jan. 6, 2012. Delaney’s mom, Amanda Jay, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Anna Francis Bloch, widow of internationally recognized artist and former KU faculty member Albert Bloch, celebrates her 100th birthday on Jan. 26. Friends gathered to share the occasion and her achievements in preserving Albert Bloch’s legacy. Albert Bloch was the only American member of the famous Blue Rider artists in Munich who helped to shape modern art history. Frank and Betty Baron submitted the photo.
Eudora Cub Scout Pack 3064 held its annual Pinewood Derby on Jan. 26 at the Eudora United Methodist Church. Winners of the 2013 race were Sam Walters, first place; Brett Freisberg, second place; and Gavin Moody, third place. Merit Awards for best car design were given to Dale Johnson, Jack Spaeth and Steven Brown. John Scott, Pack 3064 committee chairman, submitted the photo.
Members of Anne Underwood’s Wednesday evening yoga class at the Yoga Center of Lawrence use wall ropes to hang upside down in a restorative sequence. Underwood submitted the photo.
Soroptimist International of Lawrence awarded Logan Brown the Violet Richardson Award designed to recognize outstanding volunteerism by young women. The award was presented Jan. 7. Pictured from left are, back row, Linda Kiernan. Judy McDaniels, Janet Mears, Linda Mullens and Janet Riley; and front row, Terry Rood, Marceil Lauppe, Judy Bellome, Barbara Murphy, Brown and Dottie Nordlund. Mullens, Soroptimist president, submitted the photo.
Susan Elkins and Jack Winerock, of Lawrence, attended the graduation of their daughter, Emily Winerock, Evanston, Ill., who received a doctorate in early modern British history from University of Toronto. Emily Winerock is a graduate of Lawrence High School and has degrees from Princeton University and University of Sussex, England. She teaches at Carthage College in Wisconsin and Newberry Library in Chicago. Elkins submitted the photo.
Jennifer Hayes’ third-grade class at Prairie Park School recently completed a donation drive for the Lawrence Humane Society as a community service project. Dori Villalon, executive director of the humane society, and her adopted rescue dog Norm visited the class. Hayes submitted the photo.
Bernie and Judy Kish, of Lawrence, welcomed their first grandchild, Theodore Ellis Hayman, on Dec. 18, 2012. Elvira Angeletti, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Eight talented Lawrence ladies performed Feb. 2 for the Dueling Divas fundraiser to benefit Theatre Lawrence. Competing Divas, from left, are Kristian Bucy, Hilary Morton, Kayla Motley, 2013 Diva winner Erica Fox, Rachel Black, Gail Trottier, Cathy Hamilton and Maggie Gremminger. The ladies’ professions range from bank managers to professional singers to vocal instructors. Accompanying the Divas are Bob Newton, the emcee, Christoph Cording, Peter Hansen, Mario Bonilla and Dennis Tyner. Kay Traver submitted the photo, which was taken by John Stockham.
Lawrence mayor Bob Schumm gets a haircut from a beauty student at Marinello Schools of Beauty’s grand opening on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The photo was submitted by Maggie Holmes.
Bishop Seabury Academy art instructor Laura Torres-Porter works with student Sarah McDermott as she completes her self portrait. The photo was submitted by Margie Lawrence of Bishop Seabury Academy.
Members of the Klein family took in the Tour de France 2012 and are shown here on the second day of the tour in Belgium. From left are grandson Sam Goodwin, Phyllis Klein, of Lawrence, Keith Klein, Bea Klein, Kieran Klein and Tomas Klein in wheelchair. Keith, Bea, Kieran and Tomas live in Belgium. Missing is Sam’s mom, Susan Goodwin. The photo was taken and submitted by Phyllis’ husband, Mel.
Chris Golledge, left, and Scott Braden received the Pelathe District Award of Merit on Feb. 7 at the annual Volunteer Awards Dinner. The District Award of Merit is the highest recognition a Scouting District can bestow upon an individual. The photo was taken by Keith Wood and submitted by Cindy Lynn.
Cast members from Bishop Seabury Academy’s Fall production of “Twelfth Night,” directed by theater instructor Doug Weaver, are shown. From left are Issac Ward, Ethan Ward, Brynna Davis, Jacob Coons, Aine McGrath and Jakob Walter. The photo was submitted by the school’s journalism class.
Andrei Elliott, a member of Boy Scout Troop 53, shows off his Eagle Scout project. He designed a stone barbecue grill from concept to finished product for his church. This photo was submitted by Allyn Elliott.
Women from a water aerobics class at New Physical Therapy gathered for a potluck lunch at Dottie Daughtery’s home on Dec. 14. Pictured are: (Standing, from left) Caroline Tanner, Louise Wintermantel, Marlene Courtney, Karel Johnson, Gwen Shepard, Celia Heintz, Sue Fitch, Judith Tanner; (Seated, from left) Elaine Seeman, Lareeda Hickey, Mary Lou Hamlin, Mary Beth Musick. Dottie Daugherty took and submitted the picture.
Nine-month-old great dane Athena stands in Gary and Karen Hoffsommers’ kitchen beside their great granddaughter Evyn, 3. The Hoffsommers, from Overbrook, rescued Athena earlier this year from an abusing home. Garry Hoffsommer submitted the photo.
Beth Rulh holds her Italian greyound, Anubis, in her lap. Ruhl says Anubis is often tired after he eats dinner. Beth Ruhl submitted the photo.
Geneva McTaggart celebrates her 100th birthday on Feb. 10 with many family and friends in Eudora. Five generations of McTaggarts attended the party. Pictured are: (front row, from left) Bill McTaggart, Geneva McTaggart; (back row, from left) Kyle McTaggart, Kyle, Jr. and Greg McTaggart. Vanessa Russell submitted the photo.
U.S. Navy Damage Control Fireman Dan Bentley, son of Terry and Mary Bentley, of Lawrence, returns from a nine-month deployment on the U.S.S. Iwo Jima. He is currently stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. Karen Bentley Steward submitted the photo.
Three-year-old Harrison Leiszler holds up a sign he drew to support the KU basketball team. Harrison made this sign for when the ESPN College Game Day show came to Allen Fieldhouse on Feb. 16. The photo was submitted by Harrison's parents, Chris and Anne-Marie Leiszler.
The Wellsville Baptist Church enjoyed the music of Bud and Barbara Lee, of Blue Springs, Mo., at their Valentine Banquet on Feb. 16. In the photo, from left: Bud Lee, Vesta Burbank, of Baldwin, and Barbara Lee. The photo was taken by Karen Schultz and submitted by Lana Braddock.
Four scouts from Troop 61 (front row) join Troop 185, from Shawnee. The boys worked on a service project at Camp Naish in Bonner Spring on Feb. 16. The photo was submitted by Natalie Archer.
Three 4-H members pause to take a picture with Governor Sam Brownback while touring his office during a break from Citizen in Action. The Douglas County delegation spent two days participating in citizenship activities on Feb. 17-18. Pictured are, from left: Kaitlyn Peine, 4-H youth development agent; Brittany Archer, Clinton Eagles 4-H; Brownback; and Karen Schneck, Four Leaf Clover 4-H.