Judy Bellome, executive director of Douglas County Visiting Nurses Rehabilitation and Hospice, left, receives a $775 check from Brilla Highfill Scott, immediate past president of the Jayhawk Breakfast Rotary Club, as a donation for the new Hospice Care Cottage. Scott, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
The Lawrence River City Cosmopolitan Club commits $12,000 in diabetes-related supplies to the Health Care Access Clinic from its Cosmopolitan Diabetes Golf Classic fundraiser. Helen Cox, left, Nikki King, Brian Iverson, Elizabeth Weeks, Sally Brandt and Mike Hertling were in attendance.
Rich Bailey, left, of Boy Scouts of America Troop 59 in Lawrence, is congratulated on his elevation to sachem in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say by his son Adam Bailey at H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation. John Van Nice, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Calvin, 16, left, Kelly, 19, and Grace Morgan, 13, stand in front of the Margerie Glacier at Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. They are the children of Scott and Kathleen Morgan, Lawrence. The Morgans' trip to Alaska marked the 50th state the family has visited on their summer vacations. Kathleen Morgan submitted the picture.
The Lawrence Gymnastics Academy & Athletics team gymnasts sport their new T-shirts at Bart Conner's Gymnastics Camp. From left are Allison Williams, 12, daughter of Brad and Sheila Williams, Lawrence; Shaye Smerchek, 10, daughter of Doug and Dayna Smerchek, Topeka; Ashley Amman, 10, daughter of Darron and Stephanie Amman, Lawrence; Alena Johnson, 10, daughter of Jeff and Kathleen Johnson, Lawrence; and Ashlan Alexander, 11, daughter of Aaron and Tia Alexander, Topeka. Kathleen Johnson submitted the picture.
David Arndt visits the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. The picture was taken and submitted by Mark Arndt, Lawrence.
The Keetas won gold medals for first place in the U-10 3v3 soccer division at the 2008 Sunflower State Games in Topeka. From left are Ana Rodriguez, 10, Emma Wetzel, 10, Tori Karlin, 10, cheerleader Eden Rodriguez, 4, Kennedi Conklin, 10, and Erin Ventura, 10. All are from Lawrence except for Emma, who lives in Shawnee. Tiffany Rodriguez, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Kate Zylstra, from left, Denise Swartz, Marilyn Wharton, Carrie Mugridge and Lindsay Dennis attend Body Boutique & Color Studio's member/guest appreciation barbecue. All five competed in the Fit For All Olympics, with all proceeds going to the Douglas County Gators. Tracey English, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
The Rev. Frank Horvath, center, former priest of Corpus Christi Church in Lawrence, celebrates the 50th anniversary of his ordination at St. John the Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kan. From left are Su Johnson, Tom Wilcox, Dorothy Rockers, Jean Drumm, David Meyers, Horvath, Dean Bevan, Lynne Tidwell, Dee Blaser, David Grisafe, Beth Harrison, Bill Curtis, Mary Glasnapp and Alfred Lata. The picture was submitted by Bill Curtis.
The Baldwin Bulldogs win the Coach Pitch Saddle Club Showdown Tournament in Wellsville. In the back row, from left, are coaches Andy Schrock, Jon Francis, Jeff Wilks and Darrin Owings. In the second row are Kyle Francis, Jacob Schrock, Kyle Norris, Jayce Dighans, Dylan Voigts and T.J. Hopper; and in the front row are Ryan Kraus, Garrett Owings, Ethan Temple, Griffin Wehrman, Christopher Wilks and Jaden Irey, all ages 7 and 8. Amber Wilks, Baldwin City, submitted the picture.
John, Brett and Scott Groene stand on top of a "burning man" that they built to set on fire for Independence Day at the Groene Ranch. They are the sons of Tom and Gaye Groene of Lawrence. Joe Baker submitted the picture.
Five Jazzercise instructors from Lawrence attend the International Jazzercise Convention, Tres Jazz, in New Orleans. In the back row, from left, are Amy Sand and Paula Baum. In front are Jacque Schlotterback, Jeannie Mead and Jennifer Colaner. Amy Sand, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Lois Orth-Lopes, music teacher at Cordley School, adjusts her chador for a visit to the Shrine of Imam Reza in Mashad at the holiest site in Iran. Steve Lopes, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Members of Sigma Kappa sorority's 1968 pledge class at Kansas University attend their 40-year reunion. In the back row at the June gathering, from left, were Jane Pike McHugh, Kaye Meyer Ostermann, Linda Hammer Brown, Mary Sturgeon Hughes, Alison MacKenzie, Joyce Thompson Riley-von Kleist, Linda Westphal Cherner and Marlene Wise Braunsdorf. In the front row were Linda Drennan Radtke, Deborah Simpkins Mazza, Judy Fauser Bornkessel, Sharon Manley Timmons, Mary Hibbert Patch, Kate Lawrence, Kathy Leary Holly and Debbie Green Murrell. Frances Vogel, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Venturing Crew 2052, of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Lawrence, depart for the 2008 International Scout Jamboree in Dublin, Ireland. From left are Barb Pressgrove, Kat Lewis, Carmel Sivon, Grace Ellen Clark, JoAnna Male, Casey Hutchins, Kelsey Taylor and Audrey Taylor. John Scott submitted the picture.
Jane Galvin spends some time in the desert in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Her mother, Gabriella Galvin, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Bret and Bailey Watson stand in front of a table full of donations to the Lawrence Community Shelter and Lawrence Humane Society, which they received instead of gifts for their 13th birthday. Kim Watson, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Several generations of the Merritt family women meet at the home of Marcus and Jeannie Merritt in Perry for a "Quiltie Chicks" weekend, where they made a variety of fabric bags. Jeannie Merritt, Perry, submitted the picture.
Alex Zimmerschied, left, and Jordan Yulich, both Free State High School students, share their experiences at Boys State with American Legion members. Wes Buller, Boys State chairman for Dorsey-Liberty Post 14, submitted the picture.
Three area coaches and their spouses get together on a Sunday afternoon. From left are Dave and Megan Alden, Mike and Lori Soderling, and Kirsteen and Eric Elliott. Dave Alden is the new Washburn University tennis coach, the Soderlings own the Lawrence Swim School, and Eric Elliott is the Kansas University diving coach. Megan Alden's mother, Sandra Wiechert, submitted the picture.
John Hadl and Jazz are ready for the start of football season. Diana Hadl submitted the picture.
Breanna Ackerly, 8 months, daughter of Bill and Brenda Ackerly, Silver Lake, watches her brother Kyle Frick's baseball game. She is the granddaughter of Bill and Jan Ackerly, Lawrence. Bill Ackerly submitted the picture.
Maggie Mahoney, left, Rotary District assistant governor, Leavenworth, welcomes Vickie Randel, Rotary District 5710 governor, Lawrence, center, to speak at the Lawrence Jayhawk Breakfast Rotary Club with the help of Jamie Lowe, president of the Jayhawk Breakfast Rotary Club. Brilla Scott, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Mark Arndt visits the Basilica of St. Mark in Venice, Italy. David Arndt, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Lawrence Team Thunder girls fast-pitch softball team wins third place at the 12U USSSA State Tournament. The team also took first place at the Celebration Park Summer Slam in Gardner. In the back row, from left, are assistant coach Mike Maddox, Jamie Maddox, Elizabeth Seimears, Sami Buffalomeat, head coach Bret Morris, Morgan Knapp, assistant coach Robert Knapp, Evan Dye, assistant coach Dan Dunbar and Hailey Cope. In the front row are Kaitlin Dunbar, Olivia Loney, Remington Samuels, Kristin Giles and Meredith Morris. Diane Knapp, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Marilee Neutel, left, and Ella Schoenen, both age 12, make it to the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, Colo., where the temperature was 48 degrees on Aug. 3. Marilee is the daughter of J.R. and Linda Neutel, and Ella is the daughter of Frank and Joni Schoenen, all of Lawrence. Linda Neutel submitted the picture.
Chuck Hedges, left, Yvonne Hedges and Shirley Reese meet up with Microsoft founder Bill Gates while participating in bracketed Knockouts in the Nebraska Regional Bridge Tournament in Omaha. Virginia Eddy, Baldwin City, submitted the picture.
Virginia Eddy, left, meets Warren Buffett at the bracketed Knockouts in the Nebraska Regional Bridge Tournament in Omaha. Bridge players from all across the U.S. and many foreign countries participated in the duplicate bridge tournament. Eddy, Baldwin City, submitted the picture.
Ralph and Edna Baker, Omaha, Neb., pay a visit to their daughter, Karen Baker Spears, Lawrence, at right. The Bakers operated the Dari-King on Sixth Street in Lawrence for many years. Edna celebrates her 102nd birthday today.
Three new first-graders, all age 6, enjoy a summer porch swing ride together. From left are Liam Elliott, Woodlawn School, Alexa Alden, Indian Hills School, Topeka, and Naomi Soderling, Hillcrest School. They are the children of Eric and Kirsteen Elliott, Dave and Megan Alden, and Mike and Lori Soderling. Alexa's grandmother, Sandra Wiechert, submitted the picture.