James Howard, back row center, Lawrence, a 2006 Kansas University graduate, organizes a basketball clinic at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. Howard accepted a basketball coaching position at SIAS University in Xinzheng, China.
Friends help Alexia Jadlow celebrate her 13th birthday at the Alvamar Pool. In the back row, from left, are Ashley Rassmusen, Mariah Dickson, Bailey Harrell, Sarah Ramirez, Alexia Jadlow, Lucy Cole, Lauren Fleming, Merideth Warinner and Kylie Dever. In the front row, from left, are Amber Hicks, Marti Belot and Regan Keasling. Colleen Harrell, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Jenna Collins, 21, a Baker University senior, visits one of her relatives, Marthe Benet LeNoan in France upon the conclusion of her study abroad semester in Avignon, France. Annette Collins, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
from left, Asra Haq, Suzanne Knorr, Mary Schumacher, Heather Dennison, Nancy Kraft, Corinna Johnson and Rose Foster complete a Math and Parent Partnerships two-day workshop in Topeka. Rose Foster, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Lois Hart celebrates her 65th birthday with her family. From left are her grandson, Garrett Hart, 5, son of Mike and Sonja Hart, Lawrence; granddaughter, Madison Hart, 8, daughter of Jimmy and Shari Hart, Eudora; great-granddaughter, Emma Skeet, 3, daughter of Summer Skeet, Perry; and grandson, Mason Hart, 5, son of Jimmy and Shari Hart. Susan Easum, Perry, submitted the picture.
Chip Blaser celebrates a hole-in-one on the third hole at Eagle Bend Golf Course. Steve Kapp, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Representatives from the Kansas Native Plant Society attend the proclamation signing ceremony in June for Kansas Native Plant Appreciation Month. Standing from left are Michael Heffron, Fred Coombs, Kamala Platt, Dwight Platt, Nancy Coombs, Carroll Morgenson, Shirley Braunlich, Jeff Hansen and Peggy Robinson. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is seated in front.
Joey Wood, 4, left, and Benjamin Miller, 5, enjoy Worlds of Fun with their families, even though they weren't tall enough to ride all of the rides. Joey is the son of Brent and Britny Wood, and Ben is the son of Quinn and Tracie Miller, all of Lawrence.
Members of the Meadowlark Garden Club gather for the dedication of a bench the club donated to the Rotary Arboretum. In the back row are, from left, Virginia Curran, Martha Rose, Pat Paul and Faith Greenwood, club president. In the front row are Sammie Locke, Carole Klopp, Sacie Lambertson, project chairwoman, Shirley Hodges and Eleanor Woodyard.
The Rev. Dean Wolfe, Episcopal bishop of Kansas, left, Kevin Patch, Dr. Stephen Segebrecht and Allen Wiechert, all of Lawrence, stand in front of the St. Julian's Center outside of Nairobi, Kenya, during a recent medical mission led by Dr. Segebrecht, who provided medical aid to impoverished patients while the others painted an orphanage and offered agricultural advice.
Mary and Chuck Ledom celebrate Christmas with their family. Mary is on the far left, and Chuck is on the far right. They are both holding the newest additions to their family, two great-grandsons, both age 1. Mary Ledom submitted the picture.
Jessica Mielke, 12, left, Alexandra Hoopes, 13, and Nathaniel Hoopes, 9, show off the cake they made to celebrate the Fourth of July. Jessica is the daughter of Jim and Diane Mielke, and Alexandra and Nathaniel are the children of John and Lauren Hoopes, all of Lawrence.
The 10U Phenix T's celebrate their third-place finish in a tournament at Lake Shawnee that earned them a berth in the AFA National Tournament in Lawrence. From left are Hannah DePriest, Morgan Byrn, Sierra Hall, Jorgan Hoffman, back, Katie Behrens, front, Elaine Price, Dani Bowser, back, Morgan Voigts, front, Madison Harrell and Kelsey Bowser. Colleen Harrell submitted the picture.
A group of friends pile onto a slide at a Lawrence park. They are, from top to bottom, Anthony Miele, 12, Sam Hambleton, 8, Jackson Flynn, 8, Lilly Bart, 9, Kara Krannawitter, 8, Mia Iannelli, 10, Nina Iannelli, 7, Nicole Miele, 4, Haley Hippe, 4, Brady Flynn, 3, Hudson Flynn, 6, Sam Bart, 6, Alex Krannawitter, 6, Vinny Iannelli, 4, Parker Hippe, 2, and Claire Krannawitter, 2. Shelly Bart, Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Herbert Weidensaul with his granddaughter and country singer from Lawrence, Sarah Buxton.
Peyton Lund, 10, Sally Spurgeon, 11, Madeline Miley, 11, and Brenna Johnson, 10, all of Baldwin City, raised $200 to donate to relief efforts for tornado victims in Greensburg at a garage sale on June 16. Peyton is the daughter of Boyd and Christy Lund, Sally is the daughter of Kelly Spurgeon and Ruth Foehringer, Madeline is the daughter of Michael Miley and Deanna Kessler-Miley, and Brenna is the daughter of Nathaniel and Mischelle Johnson.
Erin Madison Callewaert celebrates her first birthday July 7. She is the daughter of Andrew and Donna Callewaert.
Jeffon Moten, 9, and Jisaiah Moten, 6, try to bear the heat of the sun while watching the T-Bones play in July. Their mother, Amy Moten, submitted the photo.
Neighbors on Winona Avenue and south Massachusetts Street had a block party on July 13 to say goodbye and hello to people moving out of and into the neighborhood.
The B4 Title IX soccer team participated this summer in the 2007 Sunflower State Games. Back row, from left, are Monica Cabrera Johnson, Cheryl Murphy, Shannon Oury, Clare Doveton, Kim Richter, Colleen Harrell, Anne Patterson, Donna Lubbers, Lori Hutfles, Nicki Kehr, Stacy Burrows, Rachel Dobbs and coach Kevin Doyle. In the front are Jana White, Linda Koester-Vogelsang, Meg Givens, Nini Negash Case, Susan Mercer, Lee Beth Dever and Elinor Brown. Elinor Brown submitted the photo.
A group of good friends who graduated from Lawrence High School in 1980 get together for a farewell party. Back row, from left, are Kim Transue Hubbel, Marsi Green Bertrand and Sarah Miranda Snedeger; in the front are Diana Nelson Brown and Susan Heck Holcomb. The group gathered before Brown left for Louisiana. Kim Hubbel submitted the photo.
Jack Keathley-Helms, 3, enjoys a Jurassic hunt as he strikes a paleontologist's pose at the T-Rex restaurant at The Legends in Kansas City, Kan. Jack is the son of Derek and Tasha Helms, of Lawrence.
Darleene Stone Overstreet, left, congratulates her daughter, Dawn V. Overstreet, after she received her doctoral degree from Boston College, Lynch School of Education.
Hunter Hess, left, and Jaxson, Abbi and Graci Folks play in the mud. Hunter is the son of Doug and Angie Hess, and Jaxson, Abbi and Graci are the children of Bob and Jen Folks, all of Lecompton. Angie Hess submitted the picture.
Six Lawrence High School graduates from the class of 1969 enjoy a recent trip to Alaska. In the back row, from left, are Chris Edmonson, Chris Schaake, Bill King and Mike Vaughan. In front are Calvin Chestnut and Bill Smith.
Mary Gauthier, left, a retired Lawrence High School business teacher, reunites in 2007 with an Americana singer of the same name, Mary Gauthier, at a Bluebird Cafe performance in Nashville, Tenn. They met two years ago when the artist appeared in Lawrence.
Irma Eagleton, center, of Bushton, formerly of Lawrence, celebrates her 95th birthday in July with her granddaughters Susie Whitaker, left, of Perry, and Susie Rippel, of Belle Plaine, along with other family and friends in Wichita.
Brady Caldwell, 8, left, and Mason Glazer, 7, celebrate after winning the U8 DCABA tournament for the Raptors. Brady is the son of Joe and Michele Caldwell, Lawrence, and Mason is the son of Chad and Julie Glazer, Lawrence. Michele Caldwell submitted the photo.
Ten members of Plymouth Congregational Church's youth group and four chaperones spend spring break in Alamosa, Colo., building Habitat for Humanity houses. From left are the Rev. Josh Longbottom, Ben Berlin, Steve Norris, Patrick Carttar, Kent Stone, Calvin Morgan, Alex Thompson, Jon Cohen, Sarah Cigard, Hunter Koch, Laura Garinger, Kaitlin McKinney, Sara Wilson and Kay Koch, who submitted the picture.