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Lamar Hosts 36th Annual Senior Speak Out

Lamar Hosts 36th Annual Senior Speak Out

Seniors from around the region gathered information and voiced their concerns on several levels during their two day, 36th annual Senior Speak Out gathering, “Rockin’ & Rollin’: Seniors on the Go”.  The annual event was held at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn, Thursday and Friday, October 4 and 5 and got underway Thursday afternoon following […]

Lamar School Board Approves Policy Revisions

Lamar School Board Approves Policy Revisions

  Almost three dozen policy revisions were approved on second reading by the board of directors of the Lamar RE-2 school district during their monthly meeting, Monday, September 10.  Revisions included such items as Use of Physical Intervention and Restraint; Student Conduct in School Vehicles; Truancy; Admission and Denial of Admission; Use of Metal Detectors; […]

Open House Set for Project HOPE at Lincoln School

Open House Set for Project HOPE at Lincoln School

Partners for HOPE Center held a Coalition meeting Monday, September 10, at Lincoln School to develop plans for an open house at the school on Thursday, October 18.  Lori Hammer, Project HOPE, executive director, said the open house, which combines a chili dinner and silent auction, will be run from 5:30pm to 7:30pm and will […]

Lamar Teen Center Moving to Lincoln Elementary School

Lamar Teen Center Moving to Lincoln Elementary School

  Lincoln Elementary School, vacant for the past year, will host the students from Project HOPE from the Lamar Teen Center beginning next month.  The two story building on East Elm Street sees about 75 to 90 young students each day after school, according to HOPE director, Lori Hammer.  She said she’s, “very excited and a […]

Local Medical Providers Collaborating on New Health Information Program

Local Medical Providers Collaborating on New Health Information Program

The four main health organizations in Prowers County are forming an information group to foster community wellness and take steps to counter chronic illness and increasing obesity in the county.  This is being done, according to Jackie Brown from Prowers County Public Health & Environment, as the LiveWell grants are going away over the next […]

Prowers County Approves 2012 Budget

The 2012 Prowers County budget, approved by the county commissioners following December 8 public hearing, totals $17,665,344, a decrease from the 2011 budget which is $18,128,583.  Tax mills for 2012 are unchanged from 2011 at 27.17.    Funds generated from the mill levy have increased $44,000 over last year to $3,359,257.  The assessment is based on […]

Free Fun in the Sun for Area Teens

Free Fun in the Sun for Area Teens

 Click on a Picture to see a larger version – Photos and Video By Russ Baldwin This was one of several summer events put on for area kids, funded in part by a JAG grant, and local contributors. Sherri Kerr and Lori Hammer from the Teen Center estimated at least 380 kids by 2pm, and […]

Exercise and a Breakfast

Exercise and a Breakfast

Photos by Russ Baldwin – Click on picture for full version Several dozen Lamar area residents kept with a long-standing tradition, or began a new one, when they pedaled their way to work this Wednesday morning, June 22, to observe Bike to Work Day. A free breakfast was provided between 7am and 8am, courtesy of […]