Mara Oleson, 3, left, and Samantha Gregory, 4, Eudora, take first place in the Children's Parade at the Eudora CPA Picnic. The float theme was Ralphie's Sweet Shop. Mara is the daughter of Mike and Christine Oleson, and Samantha is the daughter of Jeff and Jody Gregory. Donna Oleson, Mara's grandmother, Eudora, submitted the picture.
Tucker Seele, 2, loads walnuts into the trailer of his John Deere tractor, a gift from his grandmother, Joann Seele, Dacono, Colo. Tucker's parents are Patsy and John Seele, Lecompton. Bailee and Lauren Daugherty, Tucker's sisters, submitted the picture.
Charlotte Crandall, 6, left, and Jaycee McKinney, 6, have some fun in the sun. Charlotte is the daughter of Chris and Monica Biernat, and Jaycee is the daughter of Sean and Monica McKinney, all of Lawrence. Monica McKinney submitted the picture.
Brownie Girl Scout Troops 558 and 733, all of Lawrence, tour the Lawrence Humane Society. The girls used some of their cookie sales money to purchase items for the Humane Society. The girls in the back row, from left, are Kaitlyn Foster, Anna McCurdy, Jenna Copp, Lacey Long and Katey Long. In the middle row are Tia Barta, Courtney Cooper, Avery Hughes, Kristina Foster, Jacey Copp and Hanna Copp. In front are Amanda Dixon and Kate McCurdy. Tammy Barta, troop leader, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Kaylee Hurt, 10, sends some of her personal items to aid Hurricane Katrina victims. Hurt is a fifth-grader at Baldwin Intermediate School. Kaylee's mother, Carol Patterson, Baldwin, submitted the picture.
Francis Denton, center, celebrates his 99th birthday with his daughters on Aug. 14. Denton's daughters, from left, are Joanne Finley, Rising Sun, Md.; Judy Tudor, Steamboat Springs, Colo.; and Cindy Denton, Lawrence. Margaret Vestal, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Myron Melton, left, and David Owens, both of Lawrence, took first place in the second annual Clinton Pointe Golf Tournament Two-Man Scramble Fundraiser at Eagle Bend Golf Course.
Lawrence High School alumnae Sara Paretsky, left, and Jill Sherman, right, pose with Mary Lou Wright, of Lawrence, at the annual Sisters in Crime meeting in Chicago. The picture was taken by Bonnie Cardone, Sisters in Crime newsletter editor, and submitted by Mary Lou Wright. Sisters in Crime is an international women's organization for mystery writers.
Elsa Fair, 2, left, and Hannah Stuit, 5, dress up in their Cinderella gowns. Elsa is the daughter of Landra Fair, Lawrence, and Hannah is the daughter of Jim and Marilyn Stuit, Lawrence.
Mirek Slowakiewicz, in yellow, a former Lawrence resident, rides in the Tour of Tatras bicycle race in the Carpathian Mountains of his native Poland. Jane Imber, Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Jane Galvin takes a walk through the jungles of India. Galvin, a former resident of Lawrence, is a teacher who lives and works in Chennai, India. Gabriella Galvin, Jane's mother, submitted the picture.
Braden, 10, Alexa, 14, and Kacey Clements, 16, all of Lawrence, visit the Navy Pier in Chicago in July of 2005. They are the children of Jay and Kimberly Clements, Lawrence. Jay Clements submitted the picture.
Chance Delaney-Collins Barrett celebrates his 3rd birthday with a wagon full of friends. In the back row, from left, are Tiara Barrett, 11, Chelsea Kielman, 9, Bradley Barrett, holding Chance, Connor Gabrielson, 4, Don Palmateer (standing), Madisen Barrett, 7, and Emily Byers, 8. In the front row are Jill Oyler, holding Mary Kate Oyler, 4, Robbie Messineo, 3, and Kimberly Messineo, 11. Alneata Barrett submitted the photo.
The grandchildren of Bill and Ellen Stewart, Lawrence, get dressed up for a family wedding. Stephanie Woodberry, 11, kneels behind, from left, Austin Hollins, 2, Ivan Hollins, 5, Miles Thomas, 2, Steven Woodberry, 5, Cierra Hollins, 6, and Joshua Thomas, 6. Bill and Ellen Stewart submitted the picture taken by their daughter, Stephany Bullock.
Erika Engelken, 17, left, and her brother, Adam, 14, share a moment at the Oskaloosa Homecoming celebration. Erika was named homecoming queen. Erika and Adam are the children of Kevin and Debie Engelken, Oskaloosa, and the grandchildren of Duane and Pat Buck, Lawrence. Pat Buck submitted the picture.
Don and Marjorie Ann Schick, left, celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 10, 2005. In the back row, from left, are Jerry Schick, Lawrence, and Valerie, Larry, Bradley and Cathy Schick, all of Tilden, Neb. In the front row, from left, are Kendal and Joshua Schick, both of Tilden, Neb. Marjorie Ann Schick submitted the picture.
The West Junior High School girls tennis team celebrates the defense of their city championship on Sept. 29. Standing, from left, are Jenny Loewen, Priya Bhakta, Jordan Koch, Libby Wiebe, Mackenzie Lown, Wren Wiebe, Lydia Belcher, Christina Picicci, Grace Brahler and Marcy Vickers. Seated, from left, are Maggie Hull, team captain; Chris Carter, manager; Jeff Jasperson, manager; and Rosie Hull, team captain. Laura Smysor, team coach, submitted the picture.
Haley Allen, 1, tries on a pair of high heels as her mother, Susan Allen, Lake Villa, Ill., steadies her. Haley's grandmother, Mary Atkinson, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Brody Wagner, 6 months, enjoys a day at Clinton Lake. Brody is the son of Eric and Rebecca Wagner, Baldwin. He is the grandson of Steve and Lori Myrick, Lawrence, Don Wagner, Lawrence, and David and Carolyn Alexander, Manhattan.
Larry Wright, center, and Laura Alexander were married on the training floor of the A T A Black Belt Academy, 1540 Wakarusa Drive, on May 1. Cody Pepper, left, head instructor of the tae kwon do academy, was the best man.
John "J.J." Miller helps his friends Chris and Trish Eckart with their race car at Heartland Park in Topeka during the summer. Miller is the son of John and Vicki Miller of Lawrence. Vicki Miller submitted the picture.
Reece Grob, 4 months, center, prepares for her first day at Silver Dollar City with her brother, Jayke, 9, left, and sister, Ireland, 7. The siblings made tie-dyes for their vacation in Branson, Mo., in August. The children's parents are Michael and Jeni Grob of Lawrence.
Kaitlyn, 4, left, and Kimberly Reusch, 4, visit Minnie Mouse at Walt Disneyland in California in July. The twins are the daughters of James and Amanda Reusch, of Lawrence.
Garret, 9, left, and Jenna Flottman, 12, and Kate, 7, and Emma Stanwix, 5, grandchildren of Larry and Vernis Flottman, Lawrence, collect soda-pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Garrett and Jenna are the children of Lori Engelmann and Jeff Flottman, and Kate and Emma are the children of Rick and Marci Stanwix. Larry Flottman submitted the picture.
Piper, 7, left, and Emory Hubbell, 11, drop off school supplies they collected for their birthdays at the Lawrence Veterans of Foreign Wars. Piper and Emory are the sons of Pat and Kim Hubbell. Pat Hubbell submitted the picture.
The Free State High School Junior Varsity Cheer Squad supports the Firebirds. In the back row, from left, are Darian Gonzales, Erin Robinson, Tiffany Baker, Rachel Beard, Jono Bowles (the Firebird mascot), Jared Klug, Taylor Schoenfeld, Emily McCarthy and Katie Bracciano. In the front row are Emily Poholsky, Taeler Nieder, Weatherly Butler, Chelsea Morgan, Katie Ozorkiewicz, Kaitlin Morris, Lauren McWilliams and Taylor Case. Janet Mihalchik submitted the picture.
The Free State High School Pom Squad supports the Firebirds. In the back row, from left, are Lauren Oberzan, Chamberlain Fritzel, Kallie Campbell, Abby Towner, Julie Brynds, Morgan Norwood, Jessia Stuart, Brittany Harman and Carson Fritzel. In the front row are Alex Warner, Katelyn Affalter, Kate Munchoff, Courtney Pfortmiller, Mindy Mihalchik, Michelle Smith, Claire Penzler and Stephanie Lantz. Janet Mihalchik submitted the picture.
Gary Moulton, Lawrence, celebrates his 67th birthday with Jan Tucker at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Gary Moulton submitted the picture.
Beth Lea Brandt, 2, gives a hug to Keystone while she and her parents, Ryan and Brandy Brandt, visit former Lawrence residents Jon Eric and Cara Anderson in Chicago. Beth's grandparents are Bob and Shirley Brandt, and Dan and Connie Neuenswander. Beth's great-grandmother, Doris Brandt Sullivant, of Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Keven, 4, left, and Keegan Colbern, 2, celebrate their birthdays Sept. 17, with their great-grandfather, Charles Colbern, 83, Clearview City. Keven and Keegan are the sons of Dr. Shanon Colbern and Dr. Melissa Colbern, of the Topeka area. Charles Colbern submitted the picture.