This three-member team participated in the Stock Market Game sponsored by the Kansas Council on Economic Education, as part of the requirements for Gayle Dempsey’s business management class at Baldwin High School, and it was recognized for ranking in the top 5 percent of all investment portfolios created in the spring semester. From left, are students Devin Shay and Curtis Covert, and principal Rob McKim. Not pictured is student team member Quint Heinecke. Student teams were given $100,000 to invest and were ranked according to their portfolio gains. Gayle Dempsey submitted the photo.
Oscar lies on the back step of his house while enjoying a lazy day. Pearl Greene submitted the photo.
The Old Boys Club, a coffee klatch that meets Monday through Friday mornings at a 23rd Street doughnut shop, includes among its members retired law enforcement officer Dallas Murphy and retired barber Roger Evers. On a recent day, Murphy and Evers worked on recruiting a prospective member, Joey Carter, who is 9 years old. Randy Wiles submitted the photo.
People plant trees to replace the ones taken out by Westar on spring work day at Hidden Valley. Mary Burchill submitted the photo.
Ladies from Immanuel Lutheran Church completed 55 quilts this year to be shipped by Lutheran World Relief in October to those in need of warmth and comfort around the world. Lutheran World Relief's goal in 2013 is 500,000 quilts. Jeannie Merritt submitted the photo.
WOLF (Women of Lawrence Film) is a new organization of female filmmakers in Lawrence with the mission of collaborating, supporting and educating women in the art and craft of filmmaking. The group shot a promotional video to raise money for its collaborative short film, Threads. From left are Marlo Angell, Bailie Richards, Misti Boland Osbern, Laura Kirk, Christie Dobson and Natalie Edmondson. Marlo Angell submitted the photo.
Tara Buhring, of Lawrence, her nephew Phillip Chenoweth, of Wichita, and Winnie the corgi pose for a family picture in a sunflower field between Lawrence and Tonganoxie on Sunday.
Connor and Spencer Chestnut stand on the summit of Longs Peak in Colorado the morning of Aug. 19. Connor and Spencer are the sons of Rob and Micki Chestnut, of Lawrence. Rob Chestnut submitted the photo.
Betsy (the Beagle) uses Freddie (the freeloader cat) as a pillow while they rest on Marilyn’s lap. Mike and Marilyn Amyx submitted the photo.
Tom Sigvaldson and Mara Waltz, of Baldwin City, and 35 high school students traveled with People to People Student Ambassadors to Great Britain and Ireland in June. They are pictured here in St. Andrews, Scotland, after meeting former President Bill Clinton, near the top in the white shirt, as he finished his round at the famous golf course. Tom Sigvaldson submitted the photo.
Jean and Charles “Okie” Snedeger celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary with a family dinner on Aug. 10. Sonnie Kemberling submitted the photo.
Mary Ann Canfield, of Lawrence, and her friends gathered at Montana Mike’s to celebrate. Instead of gifts, Canfield asked attendees to donate to the Willow Domestic Violence Center. Carol Carr submitted the photo.
The New Generation Society of Lawrence presents a donation to Cris Anderson, principal of Kennedy Elementary School, for the Early Childhood Readiness Program. From left are Susan Esau, Jacqueline Gadt, Perry Warren, Gerald Smith, Anderson and Carolyn Phillips. Perry Warren submitted the photo.
Alex Godinez, 7, and his dad enjoy Kansas University’s first football game of the 2013 season despite the late-summer heat. Sara Godinez submitted the photo.
Madison Mae Wedermyer, 6, and Hailey Ann Wedermyer, 2, play with Baby Jay. The girls, from Anchorage, Alaska, are in the backyard of their grandparents Mel and Judy Wedermyer. Mel Wedermyer submitted the photo.
Petey Zylstra laughs out loud after hearing a funny story told by his buddy Jon Zylstra about his work day at the Lawrence Country Club. Kate Zylstra submitted the photo.
JobLink is celebrating its employee of the month for September, Yvette Bell, at On the Rocks. From left are Phil Bentzinger, Jack Leipzig, Bell and Matt Easley. Bentzinger is the director of JobLink, Leipzig is a JobLink consultant and Easley owns On the Rocks. Kari Bentzinger submitted the photo.
John Gravino and his son, Johnny Gravino, 1, hike near Breckenridge, Colo., with John wearing his Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop T-shirt. Vicki Gravino submitted the photo.
Members of the Alvin and Angie Fishburn family gathered in Lone Star on Sept. 2 to celebrate Alvin and Angie's 60th wedding anniversary. Amy Fishburn submitted the photo.
Seven friends pose before participating in the Color Run, which took place downtown on Sept. 14. They got into the spirit of the event by putting on colorful wigs and tutus. Anahita Khanlari submitted the photo.
Lone Star 4-H club members made casseroles as a community service project for the Lawrence Community Shelter. Sarah Plinsky submitted the photo.
Marj Seiwald, 92, and her daughter-in-law Cheryl Seiwald took a hot air balloon ride courtesy of the Great Plains Hot Air Balloon Club in August. Erica Seiwald submitted the photo.
From left is shy Tabitha, Miss Stinky Shiloh and Hummer Hector. All three are purebred Yorkies rescued from a Kansas puppy mill. Pat Buck submitted the photo. Photo compliments of Debra Engelken Photography.
Kay Lee Richardson, 9, makes her pitching debut in the Lawrence Phenix Fall Challenge Tournament at the Clinton Lake Youth Sports Complex. The team finished fourth in the 10U “C” Division. Stephanie Richardson submitted the photo.
A group of OrthoKansas, LLC employees and family members participated in the Lawrence Color Run on Sept. 14. This was the team’s second year to participate in the event. Dena Johnston submitted the photo.
Lawrence Arts Center preschoolers presented visitors from Meritrust Bank with a piece of their own artwork after welcoming them as new sponsors and volunteers. Marlo Angell submitted the photo.
Eleanor Symons, left, is congratulated by Linda Burton for her 40 years of membership in the Altrusa Club of Lawrence during the Sept. 18 meeting at Maceli's. Sammie Messick took and submitted the photo.
Marci Francisco and Joe Bickford attend the Second Annual Tenants to Homeowners Auction. The nonprofit group held the event at the Castle Tea Room on Sept. 22 and was celebrating its 21 years of existence. Deborah McMullen submitted the photo.
Mayor Katsuhiro Ochiai and Yoshimi Tomita of Hiratsuka, Lawrence’s sister city in Japan, pose with the plaque awarded by the Lawrence City Commission. Mr. Tomita was honored for his 26-year dedication to the sister-city relationship. Carol Shankel submitted the photo.
Paul and Carol Enos were joined by their daughter, Mischa Enos, and grandson, Nathaniel Martin, to celebrate the presentation of a career award for “Excellence in Sedimentary Geology” to Paul on May 21 in Pittsburgh. Carol Enos submitted the photo.