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Lamar Rotary Receives Updated Info from Community Development Manager

  Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Manager since January, provided an update on her department during the Lamar Rotary’s Thursday afternoon meeting, March 3rd.  Cue, a former Lamar native, is also the executive director of the Lamar Partnership Incorporated organization, and has been familiarizing herself with both departments since her return. “The LPI was created […]

Lamar Rotary Funds Imagination Library Campaign

Amy Karr of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library was a surprised and happy recipient of a $5,000 donation from the Lamar Rotarians and the district organization during their weekly meeting this past Thursday, November 6. Karr and a small group of volunteers have represented the Imagination Library for Lamar and McClave for almost a full […]

Love of Friends, Kindness of Strangers

Numerous Rotary Clubs, including Lamar’s, came to the aid recently of four young men from Great Britain, bicycling across the country, raising awareness and funds for cancer sufferers in honor of a friend who succumbed to the disease four years ago. Through Rotary contacts in England, Judy Turpin of the Lamar Rotary became aware of […]

Rotary Ducky Dash Winners Announced

Eager youngsters, barefooted or sneakered, raced to the finish line at Willow Creek Park during Lamar Days, May 16, to help select the winners for the 13th annual Lamar Rotary Ducky Dash. Rotary members had been busy months beforehand, selling tickets for the annual Dash, raising funds for some of the Rotary’s projects, including the […]

Past and Future Come Together for the 2015 Lamar Days Celebration

Area residents enjoyed a perfect day of sunshine and blue skies for the annual Lamar Days Parade this past Saturday, May 16.  Perhaps a first for the parade, two Lamar men, Oscar Noble and Scott Tidswell were declared parade royalty by the Lamar Zonta Club, with both men waving to the crowd from a chauffeured […]

Kids…Be a Rotary Runner for Lamar Days

  The Lamar Rotary Club is preparing for the annual Ducky Dash race at Willow Creek Park later this month.  They have Quackers, all the ducks for the Dash, the Rotary Tumble Tub and the tickets…but they need some youngsters from K-6 grades to race for them on Saturday, May 16. Rotarian Judy Turpin said […]

Lamar Rotary Gains New Member

    Dr. James Smith, general surgeon at Prowers Medical Center for the past two years, was inducted into the Lamar Rotary during a luncheon service at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn, Thursday, April 23. Smith, aside from his professional services at PMC, has over fourteen years of service in the U.S. Army Medical Corps […]

Time as a Hostage, Margaret Loewen, MD

  Dr. Margaret Loewen’s early days as a young pre-teen could easily be made into an adventure novel or movie, based on an event in her life as a child of academics, teaching in the Belgian Congo in the early 1960s. The Prowers Medical Center based doctor recounted her 111 days spent as a hostage […]

Lamar Rotary Gears up for Annual Dictionary Give-Away

  Each September is dictionary time for members of the Lamar Rotary and the students throughout southeast Colorado who receive the books purchased by the Club. This will mark the 14th year Rotary members have handed out comprehensive and impressive dictionaries to third graders in five counties.  Each book contains a sticker and hand signed […]

The Best Type of Writer’s Cramp

  Lamar Rotarians spent their lunch hour this past Thursday, October 10, inserting some personalized notes into each copy of dictionaries that will be presented to a regional third grade student in the near future.  This marks the 13th year the Lamar Rotarians have given out the dictionaries to students in 19 classrooms in 14 […]

New PCDI Executive Director Begins Duties, Board Reviews 2014 Budget

PCDI board members discussed plans for the approaching New Year during their regular monthly meeting, Tuesday, September 24.  Members also officially welcomed Lance Benninghoff, as the new Prowers County Development Incorporated executive director in his first full board meeting.  Some of the plans discussed included improving the drainage situation for the portion of the Washington […]

Celebrating Lamar Days, the Cowboy Way

Click a picture to start slide show. Lamar and area residents celebrated Lamar Days, “The Cowboy Way” with sunny skies and warm temperatures this past weekend.  Despite the absence of a carnival at Willow Creek Park this weekend, there was a healthy attendance for vendors and the various displays showcasing their wares or talents.  Various […]

No Water, No Problem, Rotary Ducky Dash Set for May 18

    Lack of water in the Lamar Canal this year has prompted the Lamar Rotary to alter plans for the annual “Ducky Dash” fundraising event during Lamar Days this year.  Judy Turpin, Rotary President, said the event will go on as planned at Noon on May 18 at Willow Creek Park, even though their […]

New Rotary Ducky Dash Race Planned

  The Lamar Rotary Club will still be having our annual Ducky Dash Race on May 18, 2013; due to our current drought situation the race will be moved and conducted in another manner; race details to follow.  The important thing to remember is that the Duck Race will go on.  The proceeds from the […]

Lamar Rotary Salutes Larry Bauer with Hometown Hero Certificate

 The Lamar Rotary has been saluting local veterans during their Friday luncheon meetings since this past Veteran’s Day observances in November.  Rotary President, Judy Turpin, presented the Rotary certificate to Larry Bauer last Friday, February 8, in honor of his military service and community service as well.    The luncheon was made poignant with the announcement […]

Lamar Rotary Hosts Ducky Dash Winners

  “We earned about $7,200 from the Ducky Dash sales,” said Mike Renkin of the Lamar Rotary this past Thursday.  Renkin was referring to the Rotary’s annual Ducky Dash race held on Sunday’s during Lamar Days activities.  Tickets are sold for the fundraiser and prizes awarded to the first three ducks that pass the finish […]

Lamar Days, Chilly, with a Touch of Rain

Chilly temperatures and rainy skies didn’t deter some die-hard parade fans from lining up along East Olive and Main Streets for the annual Lamar Days Parade. The numbers were down considerably from past years, but understandable when the temperature on the Frontier Bank clock was reading 44 degrees at 10am, and the wind chill was […]

Lamar Area Hospice, Honoring the Past, Planning for the Future

The Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights was preceded by another lighting ceremony this past Friday, December 2.  Almost 100 persons were present for the Lamar Area Hospice, 5th Annual Holiday of Lights and Memories, an observance to remember friends and loved ones who have passed away. The occasion was highlighted by the reading of […]

Local Partnerships Provide Funds for Vision Screening

A recent $1,000 donation from Lamar Rotary is helping the Lamar Lions Club achieve their goal to raise funds to purchase a vision screening machine. The Welch Allyn SureSight vision screen device costs $5,800 and will provide free vision screen tests for children three to six years of age in southeast Colorado. One in 20 […]