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Lawrence Journal World (Newspaper) - April 6, 2015, Lawrence, Kansas 2A | Monday, April 6, 2015 . L awrence LAWRENCE • STATE J ournal - W orld LOTTERY 645 New Hampshire St. ( News Center) Lawrence, KS 66044 ( 785) 843- 1000 • ( 800) 578- 8748 ljworld. com Published daily by The World Company at Sixth and New Hampshire streets, Lawrence, KS 66044- 0122. Telephone: 843- 1000; or toll- free ( 800) 578- 8748. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Lawrence Journal- World, P. O. Box 888, Lawrence, KS 66044- 0888 ( USPS 306- 520) Periodicals postage paid at Lawrence, Kan. Member of Audit Bureau of Circulations Member of The Associated Press FOLLOW US Facebook. com/ LJWorld Twitter. com/ LJWorld Mike Countryman, director of circulation 832- 7137, mcountryman@ ljworld. com Classified advertising: 832- 2222 or www. ljworld. com/ classifieds OTHER CONTACTS DEATHS Let us know if you’ve got a story idea. 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Julie Wright, managing editor 832- 6361, jwright@ ljworld. com Tom Keegan , sports editor 832- 7147, tkeegan@ ljworld. com Ann Gardner , editorial page editor 832- 7153, agardner@ ljworld. com EDITORS “ Each of us takes a group of kids and we go out to some location,” Lawrence said. “ We go to the Willow Domestic Violence Center, working at the Salvation Army, food pantries, Lawrence Community Shelter, or just going to special needs homes and raking leaves.” Before Lawrence came to Bishop Seabury, about six years ago, she said Gollier was the sole organizer for the project. “ He was the lone ranger in getting that all coordinated,” she said. “ And frankly, I don’t know how he did it that long.” Gollier, a Kansas City native, Kansas University graduate and father of two, said his work around town comes naturally to him, and he’s more than happy to put forth the effort. “ I’m very fortunate for what I’ve been given in my life,” he said. “ And I just always feel like I owe something and it’s the right thing to do and it should be done.” One of the special partnerships formed through the school’s community service project has been with the Lawrence Community Shelter, said the facility’s director of employment and volunteer coordinator, Drew Vonehrenkrook. Once a month Gollier brings a handful of students to the shelter to serve dinner, Vonehrenkrook said. “ He’s a good guy. No one has ever had a bad word to say about him,” Vonehrenkrook said. “ He’s always looking to get more involved. He’s kind of my go- to if I need something.” Aside from his monthly dinner dates, Gollier has also dedicated his time to a number of different projects and odd jobs around the shelter, Vonehrenkrook said. Most recently he has been working to track down computers to create a career center. Currently, the shelter doesn’t have the resources to help guests efficiently search for housing or job opportunities, Vonehrenkrook said. And a career center with about 25 used computers and a television monitor would allow staffers to teach classes, help with resume building, conduct mock interviews and critique job applications. “ This career center is pricey, and we don’t have a whole lot of money to spend,” he said. “ Any little bit does help and him ( Gollier) going out of his way to find quality equipment we can use really means a lot.” Gollier is quick to shy away from the limelight, directing attention toward the students he volunteers with. “ The Seabury kids are just absolutely amazing, just absolutely phenomenal. They just jump right in,” he said. “ There’s no way to put it into words when you’re working with those kids, you just feel really blessed to be able to work with somebody like that. Nobody complains, they just jump right in and go.” As humble as Gollier may be, Vonehrenkrook said it’s still uncommon to find someone with as much dedication to the community. “ We get a lot of volunteers. And usually it’s a one- time thing,” he said. “ But with Bill, he’s always trying to actively be involved and is asking what he can do for us. It’s kind of rare to have someone come to you consistently and want to be more involved.” Lawrence said Gollier’s enthusiasm for volunteer work is simply a part of who he is. And when that passion is combined with the supportive environment in town, his enthusiasm becomes contagious, and it quickly spreads to his students. “ I just think that’s the way he’s always been wired,” she said. “ He loves people and loves to help. He helps all over Lawrence, just untotaled hours.” Part of that thrill, Gollier said, is not only helping out the immediately needy, but teaching his students the value of giving back to their community. Gollier said he fell in love with life in Lawrence during his college years, and he was all too happy to move back a bit later in life. “ Lawrence is just Lawrence,” he said. “ It’s hard to describe the people here. The geography is unique for the state, it’s a unique town. There are so many wonderful agencies for a town this size. It’s just a great place to live.” As his students continue to grow, fostered in a selfless and community- centric environment, Gollier said he’s sure these volunteer experiences will leave a lasting impression on them. “ I think overall they’re definitely getting something out of this that carries with them,” he said. “ It does make them step out of their zone for a brief moment. They take a look at things and look at life in a different way.” Whether his students stay in the area after their years at Bishop Seabury Academy, or whether they move on to other things, Gollier said has no plans on leaving Lawrence anytime soon. “ I’m not going anywhere. I’m kind of a homebody anyway and my roots kind of get buried down. I like to travel, but I dig in pretty good. I love it. This is my home and it will continue to be.” Gollier CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A Arrangements for Martha H. Thomas, 89, Lawrence, are pending. Mrs. Thomas died Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Neuvant House of Lawrence. rumsey- yost. com M artha h anson t hoMas SATURDAY’S POWERBALL 33 39 40 41 54 ( 28) FRIDAY’S MEGA MILLIONS 10 36 47 63 74 ( 2) SATURDAY’S HOT LOTTO SIZZLER 15 16 39 42 47 ( 5) SATURDAY’S SUPER KANSAS CASH 1 8 18 29 32 ( 1) SUNDAY’S KANSAS 2BY2 Red: 13 26; White: 2 3 SUNDAY’S KANSAS PICK 3 5 0 3 N. Y TIMES CROSSWORD SOLUTION FOR APRIL 5 SUNDAY CROSSWORD SOLUTION FOR APRIL 5 T A B O R S B L A D E S P L I C A T E A C A D I A E O L I T H R U N R I O T S T R E A M I N G I N CA EM B A S S Y T I R O E N Z I D E S I S L I P E V E N P A R C A S T E L S E W H E R E B A T E S E W AR L U R I D U T T ER AD A G E S RE L I E F S D E E P S P A C E C A N I NE ME D A L S O I R E E S T RA S A T I R E N O T O N CE DO E S IT TO E Y O U M A K E M E W A N N A C A S H O U T A LF AL E T AP I T W O R K S L A T E S T D N Y CO R N I E R A L E U T RE A L L Y B I G C A S H E W S A D C A S E S A U C ED RE I N E H E I D I I L L A GE R T E B A C A L L H A N D L ER BE R S E R K A V E R L E N I H I L T A L A D L E T I T I A T H E L I F E O F P I C A T R U S S ED T A L O NS F L I N T Y O Y S T E RS I D O T OO F U D G E S and labor is right there in front of you as a customer to purchase.” The market’s chairwoman, Amanda Cook, said one point of pride within the market is knowing every product sold was grown, crafted, raised or sculpted within an approximate 100- mile radius. “ That Douglas County dollar really does stay in Douglas County,” she said. “ The vendors buy their fertilizer and seeds in Douglas County, they grow their products in Douglas County, and most of these people are Lawrence people coming to buy. It creates such a beautiful business model and community around the area.” Karen Pendleton, owner of Pendleton’s Country Market, said she has been a part of that market community since the early ’ 80s, and the organization’s emphasis on local products is a unique aspect that vendors and customers alike enjoy. “ It protects you as a vendor,” she said. “ We grow hydroponic tomatoes and we’ll have them at the market hopefully by the first of May. But if I go to a market that allows people to ship tomatoes in from Texas then I don’t get the premium price I need to grow my tomatoes here.” Pendleton said her farm grows a wide variety of crops ranging from vegetables to flowers, and what she can sell at the market depends largely on the season. Depending on this week’s weather, Pendleton said she plans to begin her season at the market selling spinach and asparagus. But as the summer progresses, she said green beans, peas, tomatoes, okra, eggplant, winter squash, pumpkins and flowers are sure to follow. “ We live and breathe by what the weather does and what’s in season,” she said. “ Our lives are very seasonable lives.” As the market prepares to open and construction work continues near the market’s location on New Hampshire Street between Eighth and Ninth streets, both Wilson and Pendleton said they want to assure customers the work shouldn’t affect the market much at all. “ We just don’t want people to think there’s no parking. There’s plenty of parking,” Pendleton said. “ There’s a garage just half a block away. We only really lost about eight parking spaces on the street.” Construction or no, Flory said he’s eager to begin the year’s market, and he’s pleased to have been accepted by such a “ tight knit” organization so proud of their dedication to providing local goods. “ Anything we retail we raised,” he said. “ It was bred, born and fed on our farm. We don’t outsource any of our meat production at all. We only have what we have and when it’s gone it’s gone.” The Lawrence Farmers Market opens Saturday morning. Each Saturday the market will be open from 7 to 11 a. m. Market CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A Nick Krug/ Journal- World Photo FARMERS MARKET VENDORS Roger and Teresa Flory are pictured with three of their grandchildren, Cole Flory, 9, Piper Flory, 5, and Evelyn Flory, 9 months, on April 2 at their farm in Overbrook. More Earth Day activities listed at www. LawrenceRecycles. org Visit us at www. facebook. com/ LawrenceRecycles EARTH DAY PARADE & CELEBRATION Saturday | April 11, 2015 1 5 T H A N N U A L 11: 00am Parade Down Mass. St. From 7th St. to 11th St. Hosted by the KU Environs 11: 30am- 4: 00pm Celebration in South Park | Gazebo area Event Hosted By: Live Music Local Food Vendors Informational Booths Children’s Activities South Park Tree ID Tour And Much, Much More! Featuring - April Showers to Water Towers: A Water Festival for Douglas County RIDE THE T FOR FREE ON THE 11TH! Paid for by Herbert for City Commission

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