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Share the Spirit Hosts HOPE Student’s Christmas Party

Project HOPE students were treated to a Christmas Party at their Lincoln School headquarters this past Thursday, December 10th, complete with a baked ham dinner, presents and holiday decorations, courtesy of the Share the Spirit Foundation and the Yada Yada Sisters Group. Kids lined up in the gym, first to receive tickets corresponding to a […]

Inspire Award Caps Healthy Places Visit

Members of the Colorado Health Foundation, PUMA and Healthy Places visited Lamar for three days in what was styled as a Fall Fling. The term is somewhat deceptive, for although the time spent in Lamar was enjoyable, it was also a critical work session which gained an assessment on the accomplishments of the Healthy Places […]

Project HOPE Center Receives Paint the Plains Donation

Over a dozen youngsters and members of Project HOPE and organizers from the Paint the Plains Patriot Run got together at Lincoln School for a check presentation, proceeds from the September 12th Run at Willow Creek Park. 280 runners and walkers signed up for the first-time event which earned $3,000 in donations for the HOPE […]

Project HOPE Chili Dinner Set for Friday’s Whistle Game

Volunteers and members of Project HOPE made final plans for their annual chili dinner fund-raiser this year. The event will be held on the east end of Savage Stadium from 5pm to 6:30pm this Friday, October 23 for the classic Whistle Game match-up between rivals Lamar and La Junta.  This will be the first time […]

HOPE Center at Lincoln School is Open for the New Year

  A new school year is underway in Lamar and the HOPE Center already is showing an increase in student involvement compared to last year. That news was relayed by HOPE director, Lori Hammer this past Monday, August 24 at the first meeting for the year at the Lincoln School headquarters. “We had between 140 […]

Gardening Duties on Main Street

Several students from the One Step Up program in Lamar, took to the streets for some tree trimming and flower watering this past Wednesday, July 29. Led by Lisa Carder from the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Jamilet Cruz, Shantel Roman and Alexia Dominguez, shared the cleanup duties of pruning stray branches sprouting from some of […]

‘HOPE’ing for Sod

  HOPE Coalition members updated recent activities during their monthly meeting, April 20th.  Angel Madrid reported that the Lamar Police Department is working to develop a police cadet organization among interested students.  Several officers have met with HOPE staff to see if Saturday sessions would work, along with creating an obstacle course for students to […]

Laureate RHO Sorority Donates to HOPE Center, Shoe Cruizer Distributes Free Shoes

  A February 5 bingo night at the Lamar Elks Lodge raised $250 which the local sorority, Laureate RHO, donated to the Project HOPE Center this past Friday, March 20.  Members Kay Arends and Judy Turpin said their volunteers had as much fun, if not more, than the people who come out for weekly bingo.  […]

HOPE Coalition Notes Local Donations

  Lori Hammer, Project HOPE Director, noted that the Center has received over $3,000 in recent donations.  The exact amounts are $250 from combined plea offers from the local District Attorney’s office, $2,000 from LCM Missions, the Living Covenant Church with Pastor Rick Beard and $1,170 in donations from the Tom Buxton memorial and more […]

Helping Hands Clothing Center Opening This Month

    Sherry Becker has been sorting and folding clothes over the past few weeks in anticipation of the February 21st opening of HOPE Center Helping Hands at Lincoln School on North 10th Street.  One of the classrooms at the HOPE Center is being donated as a distribution and drop off site for donated clothing […]

Planned Demolition Equals Community Improvement

One Step Up students at Project HOPE at the Lincoln School in North 10th Street in Lamar, hosted members of the city council and other department heads, to a noon lunch this past Friday, February 6. Emily Nieschburg of LiveWell Prowers County, noted that many of the students who were taking part in the Photo […]

Purple Spaghetti for One Step Up Students at Project HOPE

During a Friday lunchtime meal of blue and purple spaghetti at Lincoln School in Lamar, Emily Neischburg of Healthy Places and LiveWell Prowers County, offered praise for the 25 to 30 young students who are involved in the local One Step Up program.  “Even during their spring and past summer break, whenever we had a […]

Final Details for Toys for Tots

The final touches for toy distribution took place at Lincoln School this past Saturday, December 20, as Darlene Lopez and her volunteers sorted the gifts into bags for distribution throughout Lamar and Prowers County on the 24th. The toy room has stacks of bagged toys in one corner and all four walls are lined with […]

Zonta Club Stays Busy During Holiday Season

Members of the Zonta Club of Prowers County recently donated several bags of new toys to Darlene Lopez, Director of the annual Toys for Tots drive in Prowers County.  Vickie Bond of Zonta said a ‘progressive’ holiday dinner was held for the group’s annual Christmas party.  “Instead of gift or trading ornaments, we decided each […]

HOPE Center Sports a Student-run Bicycle Repair Class

Take four bicycles in various stages of repair, four boys with somewhat greasy fingers, an instructor and a Friday morning at the Project HOPE Center at Lincoln School is underway. For the past four or five weeks, on Friday mornings and Monday evenings, youngsters, mostly middle school age boys, will cover the floor in their […]

Toys for Tots, Gearing Up for the Holiday

It’s that time of the year again. Toys for Tots and Food for Families is looking for toys for ages newborn to 16 years of age.  Although the mission remains the same, this year, the operations base has been moved from the Prowers County Annex to the HOPE Center at Lincoln School on North 10th […]

Partners for HOPE Discuss El Pomar Contract

    Lori Hammer, Executive Director of the Partners for HOPE Center at Lincoln School in Lamar, told Coalition members that the $100,000 check from the El Pomar Foundation has been received.  “It is really official now and with the check we’re good to go for another year of operations,” she said during the Coalition’s […]

HOPE Center Reviews June Field Trips, Plans for Family Fun Day

  “The recent rains have done a world of good for the Center’s garden,” said Project HOPE, executive director, Lori Hammer, during the monthly meeting this past Monday, June 16.  Hammer reviewed some of the past highlights with students from the Center, including two field trips which were held earlier in the month.    She said […]

HOPE Coalition Reviewing Strategic Plan

The Partners for HOPE Center at Lincoln School will review the four main goals of the strategic plan during their monthly meetings this summer.  Several strategies are built into each of the goals which include:  Increase HOPE Center Capacity and Build Infrastructure; Provide Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Choices; Become the Gathering Place for the Community […]

Hope Center 2nd Annual Chili Supper

  The Partners for Hope Center held their 2nd Annual Chili Supper on Thursday January 30, 2014 at the Lincoln Elementary School. A great time was had by the kids and adults alike. There was chili, cookies, carrots & apples and drinks, a person got full.   The silent auction went very well, there were several […]