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Fiesta on the Plains this Friday & Saturday

Fiesta on the Plains this Friday & Saturday

  Willow Creek Park in Lamar will host the annual observance of Cinco de Mayo and the Wild West BBQ, Friday and Saturday, May 9-10.  Almost 30 vendors have entered the annual Kansas City sanctioned BBQ event and other local entries have signed up for the Backyard Grillers competition and green chili cookoff.  A kid’s […]

Baxter Black to Headline the Annual Farm-City Banquet

Baxter Black to Headline the Annual Farm-City Banquet

    Noted cowboy poet, author, former large animal veterinarian and radio personality Baxter Black has been signed by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce to headline the annual Farm-City Banquet next November 15.  Members of the chamber board confirmed the announcement during their meeting with the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel board Tuesday afternoon, April […]

Lamar Council Opens Willow Creek Park for Lamar Days/Cinco de Mayo

Lamar Council Opens Willow Creek Park for Lamar Days/Cinco de Mayo

  Mary Moore and Connie Gangwish from Lightkeepers Ministries outlined their plans to the Lamar City Council, to create a non-profit women’s homeless shelter at the former Troy Apartments on South Main Street in Lamar.  Moore has researched various, similar shelters in Pueblo to learn the logistics of their operation.  Gangwish has said she’ll provide […]

Results from Wild West BBQ and Lamar Days Parade

Results from Wild West BBQ and Lamar Days Parade

Click a picture to start the slide show. The annual Wild West BBQ competition, run under the guidelines of the Kansas City Barbecue Society had a record 31 entries for this year’s competition at Willow Creek Park on Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, in conjunction with Voces Unidas and the Cinco De Mayo […]

Lamar Days Set for the Weekend

Lamar Days Set for the Weekend

    Click a Picture to start a slide show. Hundreds of residents turned out last weekend, May 10-11 for the combined Wild West BBQ Contest and Cinco de Mayo festivities at Willow Creek Park.  Termed, “Springplosion”, the sunny and warm weather contributed to crowds, which at one time lined the road adjacent to the park […]

Busy Weekend on Tap with Springplosion at Willow Creek Park

Busy Weekend on Tap with Springplosion at Willow Creek Park

  The next two weekends are full of local events for area residents with the annual Wild West BBQ contest and Cinco de Mayo this weekend at Willow Creek Park and the Lamar Days activities and the Rod & Run Car Show the following weekend.  Termed the Springplosion, the two day event will kick off […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Funds May Events

Prowers Lodging Panel Funds May Events

  Four of the five funding requests to the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel were approved by board members during their monthly meeting, Monday, February 19.  The annual Wild West BBQ Contest is partnering with the Cinco de Mayo celebration this year at Willow Creek Park, and there are plans to include a Low Rider Car […]

Lamar City Council Approves Board Appointments, Passes 2nd Amendment Resolution

Lamar City Council Approves Board Appointments, Passes 2nd Amendment Resolution

    The Lamar City Council postponed the Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board meeting for a later date. The meeting was to provide information from two attorneys, John Batey and Paul Benedetti, on how to best make use of TIF (tax incremental funding) generated within the urban renewal district in Lamar.  Linda Williams, Lamar City Clerk, […]

Changes on May Calendar for Lamar Events

Changes on May Calendar for Lamar Events

  Some calendar changes have occurred for springtime events in Lamar and Prowers County for 2013.  Cinco de Mayo, usually observed the first weekend in May at the North Side Park, has been moved this year to Willow Creek Park on Friday, May 10 and Saturday May 11.  The event will coincide with the annual […]

Community Awards Presented at Voces Unidas Banquet

Community Awards Presented at Voces Unidas Banquet

Click on a picture to see the slide show. Voces Unidas in Lamar began its 6th year of operation with their annual banquet and meeting this past Saturday, October 13, at the Lamar Eagles Lodge. The keynote speaker for the festivities was Jermaine Stafford, SER Director of Youth and Community Service Division. He is employed […]

Prowers County Perfect for Cinco de Mayo

Prowers County Perfect for Cinco de Mayo

  You could not have bought a better day for this past Saturday’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.  The sunny skies and warm weather brought out the crowds again this year to North Side Park in Lamar.  Families found either a picnic table or unfolded their own chairs, while the youngsters discovered the inflatable amusements and […]

Cinco de Mayo, Perfect Day

Cinco de Mayo, Perfect Day

The weatherman was overdue to forecast a good Saturday, May 7, for this year’s Cinco de Mayo celebration in Lamar, and he came through in style for participants of the event at North Side Park. Roads and side streets were blocked off surrounding the park and by mid-morning, many of the booths had been set […]

Cinco de Mayo this Saturday

Cinco de Mayo this Saturday

The weatherman is finally cooperating, forecasting better weather than in years past for Saturday’s Cinco de Mayo celebration, sponsored by Voces Unidas and the Lamar Chamber of Commerce. Saturday’s outlook calls for sunny skies with highs in the mid-80’s, perfect for enjoying a day at the North Side Park. Booths, vendors, food, inflatables and games […]

Cinco DeMayo 2011 Schedule

Cinco DeMayo 2011 Schedule

Below is the poster for the Schedule of Events for the 2011 Cinco de Mayo Celebration organized by Voces Unidas. Plenty of exciting activities for everyone.

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Prowers Lodging Panel Waiting on State Funds

Prowers Lodging Tax Panel members approved portions of two funding requests and tabled two others during their monthly meeting, Tuesday, April 19. Voces Unidas and the Prowers County Historical Society received $500 each from the panel. Voces Unidas requested funding for the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration and a new event, caged fighting, titled ‘Cinco […]

Lamar City Council Approves Officers for Caged Conflict Event

Lamar City Council Approves Officers for Caged Conflict Event

Lamar Days committee members received permission from the city council for waiver of carnival fees at $290 for Crabtree Amusements, a new concession conducting the carnival in Lamar. The council also approved permission to locate one carnival house trailer for three employees at Willow Creek Park from May 11 to May 15. Another house trailer […]

Voces Unidas Expanding Scholarship Offers

Voces Unidas Expanding Scholarship Offers

Voces Unidas in Lamar has planned several scholarship fund-raising events, including sale of red roses in time for Mother’s Day this year, May 8. Voces Unidas members will hand-deliver a rose to your mother on Friday, May 6 for a $5 fee, including the rose from Flower Boutique in Lamar. April 25 is the deadline […]

Party of Gold Earns Donations for Voces Unidas in Lamar

Party of Gold Earns Donations for Voces Unidas in Lamar

Private sales of gold jewelry helped raise donations for Voces Unidas in Lamar this past Saturday, March 26. The concept is identical to the television ads in which people receive payment when their gold jewelry is mailed away for assessment. The transactions took place this Saturday at the Shore Arts Center, downtown Lamar. LaRoyce Riley, […]