Dennis Waymire and his daughter, Allison, 9, build a snowman to celebrate the early arrival of winter. Dennis Waymire, Baldwin, submitted the photo.
Jordan Lounce, 3, fingerpaints at her home in Lawrence. She is the daughter of Erika Harbrecht, who submitted the picture.
Former Centron Films staff, spouses and guests gather at the home of Norm Stuewe for a reunion. Centron Films was one of the premier industrial film producers in the country, producing educational and industrial films in the studios now occupied by the Kansas University film studies department at Oldfather Studios. Buck Newsom, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Cameron Warner, 11, Lawrence, races his dirt bike at Dragoon Creek. Kimberly Williams, Cameron's mother, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Marisa Bennett, 10, tries to find out how many frogs she has to kiss before she finds her Prince Charming. Mahlene Nokes, Marisa's grandmother, Tonganoxie, submitted the picture.
Five generations of Virginia Rimel's family get together at her house in Lawrence. The family members, from left, are Jeremiah, 2, and Jessica Bayless, Audrey Williams, Alice Terry and Virginia Rimel, all of Lawrence. Wendell Terry submitted the picture.
Four generations of the Conrad family celebrate Dr. Theodore E. Conrad's birthday. In back, from left, are Mark, 12, and his father, David Conrad, both of Olathe. In front are Don, Lawrence, Dr. Conrad's son, and Dr. Conrad, Minneapolis.
Ben, 5, left, and Grace Farney, 2, play in the fall leaves. They are the children of Bob and Melanie Farney, Lawrence. Melanie Farney submitted the picture.
Ginny Weatherman, Lawrence, Joe Collins and his brother, Jerry Collins, both of Cincinnati, find Eastern Racers and Western Rat Snakes at the Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge near Pleasanton. Suzanne L. Collins submitted the picture.
Jordan Savedra enjoys his 2nd birthday with his mother, Cari Savedra, at his grandmother's house in Fredonia. Both Jordan and Cari just moved from Lawrence to Fredonia. Anita Savedra, Jordan's grandmother, submitted the picture.
Martha Fister, 10, left, Kelsey Consolver, 10, and Grace Miller, 10, members of Girl Scout Troop 740, model eyeglasses collected during Trick or Treat for Sight, an eyeglass recycling event sponsored by Lions Club International and Lawrence River City Lions. The Girl Scouts collected 225 pairs of glasses during the annual event.
Sisters and daughters of Joan Reiber attend a family reunion near Chicago. The daughters in the back row, from left, are Kristin von Zweck, California, Gretchen Eckerle, North Carolina, and Beth and Durand Reiber, both of Lawrence. The sisters in the front row, from left, are Jane Lenzen, Georgia, June Thompson, Tennessee, Joan Reiber, Lawrence, and Jean Brinkman, Florida. Joan Reiber submitted the picture.
Susan and Bill Skepnek, left, and Judy and George Paley, all of Lawrence, get off the Metro in Paris in October. The Paleys were visiting Bill while he was in Paris teaching a class on Western civilization for Kansas University. Judy Paley submitted the picture.
Dave Drummond, left, and Rheva Victor, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 852 and Auxiliary, plant bulbs for Make A Difference Day Oct. 22 at Stepping Stones Day Care in Lawrence. Ila Russel, Lawrence, submitted the picture
Free State High School band members view the Matterhorn on a European summer trip through the Kansas Music Ambassadors program. The group performed in London, Paris, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. The students are, from left, Collin Watgen, Caitlin Hinkle, Wes Hinkle, Kaitlin Gray, Ryan Berry, Kristen Stremmel and Christopher Trepinski. Tom and Heather Watgen submitted the picture.
The Lawrence Free State High School Marching Band competes at the Heart of America Marching Festival at Kansas University on Oct. 22. Susan Wolfe submitted the picture for the Lawrence FSHS Marching Band Booster Club.
These are the McDowell children: MacKenzie, 10, T.J., 10, Alyssa, 14, and Adrian, 15, and their pets, Maggie and Oliver. Their mother, Terri McDowell, submitted the photo.
Zia Kelly, 8, Lawrence, visits Kauai, Hawaii, to be in her uncle's wedding. Anne Kelly, Zia's grandmother, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
The Heinbach family moves back to Lawrence. The cargo, from left, included Sophie, the Heinbachs' 5-year-old dog, plus Sadie, 6 months, and Ava Heinbach, 3. Sadie and Ava are the daughters of Marvin and Megan Heinbach, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Sarah Hirschey and Mary Coldsnow meet Britney Spears' husband, Kevin Federline, while visiting New York City in November 2005. Sarah, 12, Lawrence, is the daughter of Mark Hirschey and Christine Hauschel. Mary Coldsnow, 12, Lawrence, is the daughter of Tim and Tracy Coldsnow.
Maya Connor, 10, welcomes her new baby Pomeranian, Ella. Ella joins Darby, Ginger and Luda in the Connor (dog) household.
Jordan Savedra enjoys a picture with his mother, Cari Savedra, as he celebrates his 2nd birthday at his grandma's house.
A couple of friends work at Jams during the summer. Pictured are, from left, Terry Riley, 15, Kirsten Brandon, 15, and Shae Plymer.
The sixth-grade Lawrence Jayhawks win their season-opening basketball tournament at the Topeka Hoops Classic by winning all five games. In the back row, from left, are Ray Buffalomeat, coach, Ty Hensley, Troy Willoughby, Anthony Buffalomeat, Montana Samuels and Stan Frantz, coach. In the front row, from left, are Austin Niedow, Brett Frantz, Tyler Self and Jake Vinoverski.
During a break in filming, Cindy Brinkerhoff and daughter, Corinne, pose at David E. Kelley Productions' studios in Manhattan Beach, CA. Cindy and her husband, Cory, traveled to Los Angeles in November to visit Corinne during the filming of her first script, written for the television show "Boston Legal." The episode will air on ABC in February. Corinne graduated from Lawrence High School in 1998.
Eddie Reed, 16, and his Lawrence High School art teacher Deena Amont pose at the 9th annual Student High School Visual Arts Competition in Merriam. Eddie won second prize in the computer-generated category for his self portrait, "Melting Self." About 390 works were submitted for the competition and only 88 were selected to show. To view the submitted works, log on to <a href="http://www.merriam.org/park/Gallery/current-show.htm" target="_blank"> http://www.merriam.org/park/Gallery/current-show.htm</a>.
From left to right, front row, Parker Davies, Chase Odgers, Brennan
Davies and, back row, Nicholas Davies and Kate Odgers all take advantage of a snow day to sled down Campanile Hill.
Student reporters from Raintree Montessori Elementary interview the governor, Kathleen Sebelius, for their class newspaper. The students, from left, are Ashlynn Kahle, Sarah Lieberman, Lilly Ruttinger and Chloe Burns. Paulyn Cartwright, Lieberman's mother, submitted the picture.
Principal Elias Espinoza enjoys a card shower upon his return to Wakarusa Valley School. Espinoza is a new principal in the school district and took a little time off to spend with his new daughter, Veronica. Kea Wormsley, counselor and prevention specialist, submitted the picture.
Brayden Caldwell(6) and Brendan Goscha(6) show their team spirit at a KU football game. The duo painted their tummy's and hair in hopes to get on the TV screen at the game. Both are first graders at St. John's. Brayden is the son of Joe and Michele Caldwell and Brendan is the son of Rick and Shelly Goscha, all of Lawrence.
Courtney Caldwell (8), Gracie Caldwell(3), Bayley Goscha (8) and Callie Goscha (2) share a sisterly hug after the Dance City Recital at the Lied Center in May. Bayley and Courtney performed a Ballet routine in the Recital. Courtney and Gracie are the daughters of Joe and Michele Caldwell, Bayley and Callie are the daughters of Rick and Shelly Goscha. Both families are from Lawrence.
Nolan Young Whipple, 12, Avery Young Whipple, 9, and Austin Young Whipple, 17.
Dr. Paul Kincaid, Weston Allen and Dr. Paul Getto ring bells for the Salvation Army outside of Sears. Both men are members of the Monday, afternoon Rotary Club. Allen is a member of the Four Leaf Clover 4-H club and the grandson of Getto.
Grandchildren of Sheila Thornton-McCurdy bury themselves in leaves. They are, from left, Austin Patz, 10, and Ty Patz, 6, and Jett Swanson, 4. They are the children of Erica Swanson, Lawrence. Sheila Thornton-McCurdy submitted the photo.
Joe White (in Victorian clothing) humors guests with "'Twas the
Night Before Christmas" as Sherry Bernhardt and Jennifer Newlin look on.
Snoopy, there is a phone call for you! Anna Heikes, San Angelo, Texas, visits her great grandmother, Kathryn Harris, of Lawrence, for the holiday.
Emily Burton, 4, Lawrence, decorates her gingerbread house with her grandparents, John and Carol Guy, and her mother, Jennifer Burton.
Carol Guy submitted this photo.
Two-month-old Julia Rathmel celebrates her first Christmas in style. She is the daughter of Chris and Angie Rathmel, the granddaughter of Helen Roads and the niece of Lauren Roads, all of Lawrence.
The extended Heeb Family in Maui, November 2005
From left, Jessica Morris, Tony Brass, and Zane Cunningham, on Jessica's graduation day last May.
Jacob Caldwell, 10, smiles after a third straight win at nationals in Tulsa, Okla. Jacob plays first base for the 10U Rebels. Jacob is a 5th grader at St. John's and is the son of Joe and Michele Caldwell of Lawrence.
The Barrett and Stanwix children pose for Christmas 2005. This 5-year annual started when the Barrett's moved into the neighborhood where the Stanwix family resides. Pictured are Chance Barrett, 3, Emma Stanwix, 5, Madisen Barrett, 7,
Kathryn Stanwix, 7, Erin Stanwix, 9, and Tiara Barrett, 11. They are the children of Alneata and Bradley Barrett and Rick & Marci Stanwix.
Rodger and Marcia Johnson, Lawrence, enjoy a fall tour of Niagara Falls, which they took while visiting their daughter Laurel Olson and family in Morristown, N.J., in October. The Johnsons' daughter Khristine Lee, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
From left, Sadie McWilliams, 4, Colin Farha, 2, Garrett Cleavinger, 11, Grant Cleavinger, 2, and Kaiden McWilliams, 4, gather around the fireplace. Sadie and Kaiden are the children of Matt and Jenne McWilliams, of Houston. Colin is the son of Robbie and Becka Farha, of Lawrence, and Garrett and Grant are the sons of Rob and Amy Cleavinger, of Baldwin, and the grandchildren of J.D. and Sharon Cleavinger, of Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Fun at the 2005 Ft.Worth Bowl Game with Papa Brent. Taylor Torneden, age 20 months, and Brent Morrison (48).
Ed Fisher is smiling brightly as he holds a gift certificate from members of the Dirty Dozen League in honor of his 80th birthday Monday night at Royal Crest Lanes in Lawrence. The gift certificate will give him the choice of a new bowling ball from "In The Zone" Pro Shop. Fisher is a charter member of this league which started in the 60s.
Cousins Zach Bollinger age 2, Sydney Bollinger age 7 and Jaeden Rothrock age 1 are looking for the perfect pumpkins at their annual trip to the pumpkin patch. Zach and Sydney are the children of John and Angie Bollinger. Jaeden is the daughter of Jim and Shana Rothrock. All are from Lawrence.
Ramona Martinez celebrates her 90th brthday. Shown here with her children, Johnny Martinez, Michigan City, Ind.; Ruth Romero, Andy Martinez, Jr., Lawrence; Frank Martinez, Springhill, Kan.; Susie Bermudez, Lawrence.
Eddie Reed, 16, at right, and his Lawrence High School art teacher, Deena Amont, accept second prize in the ninth-annual Student High School Visual Arts Competition for Eddie's self-portrait, "Melting Self," in the computer-generated category. The competition was Dec. 1 in Merriam. The artwork can be viewed online at <a href="http://www.merriam.org/park/Gallery/index.htm">www.merriam.org/park/Gallery/index.htm</a>; select High School Metro Artist Exhibition. Ralph P. Reed submitted the picture.
From left, Courtney Caldwell, 8, Gracie Caldwell, 3, Callie Goscha, 2, and Bayley Goscha, 8, share the spotlight after Courtney and Bayley's performance at the Dance City Recital at the Lied Center. Courtney and Gracie are the daughters of Joe and Michele Caldwell, and Callie and Bayley are the daughters of Rick and Shelly Goscha, all of Lawrence.
Fort Worth Bowl (KU vs. Houston) trip.
Back row (l to r): Coleman Houk (9), Michael Sinks(9), Tripp Wright(9).
Front row (l to r): Matthew Pendry(9), Ryan Pendry(7), Chase Houk(7).
Ramona Martinez celebrating her 90th Birthday. Shown here with
her children, Johnny Martinez, Michigan City,Indiana, Ruth Romero, Andy Martinez,Jr.,
Lawrence,Ks., Frank Martinez, Springhill, Ks., Susie Bermudez, Lawrence,
Maya Connor, 10, welcomes her new baby Pomeranian, Ella, into the Connor household. Julie Gorenc submitted the picture. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number, residence, and childrenÃs ages, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044, or go online at www.ljworld.com.