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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 […]

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 […]

Enthusiastic Crowd for Paint the Plains Patriot Run

Approximately 300 runners/walkers turned out at Willow Creek Park at 5pm on Saturday, September 12, to take part in the first annual Paint the Plains for Patriotism Fun Run and Walk. “It’s amazing what can develop from just a simple conversation,” exclaimed co-organizer, Shane Dashner at the swimming pool parking lot where he was taking […]

Wheels in Motion Bike Clinic Open for Business

Flat tire, loose spokes, sprung sprocket???  Help is on the way, now that the youth-led, Wheels in Motion bike and skateboard clinic is open for business in downtown Lamar.  A grand opening to mark the event was held Friday, June 12 at the shop at the corner of Main and Olive Streets, the former PCDI […]

The Walls Have Tumbled

  Several weeks ago, Students from the One Step Up project at the Lincoln School HOPE Center, voiced concerns about abandoned houses when they hosted a lunch visit for some Lamar City Council members and staff. Several students were working on a Photo Voice photograph project about their activities in the city and had been […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Plans Discussed to Overcome Prowers County Obesity

What is the best way to involve Prowers County residents, to help reduce obesity in general, but specifically among students and younger children?  That became the general topic discussed by several dozen members of the community this past Thursday, June 5, at a meeting hosted by LiveWell Prowers County, members of the Prowers County Health […]

Fridays with Basketball

Where do you go on a chilly Friday morning, if you’re a kid and there’s no school and mom and dad are telling you to get out of the house? A good start is the Lamar Community Building between 10am and Noon. Paul Moss, Lamar Community College JV Basketball Coach and several of his players […]

HOPE Readies Projects for 2014

“We’re almost ready to gain our non-profit 501C3 status,” according to Project HOPE executive director, Lori Hammer.  She briefed HOPE Coalition members during the monthly meeting held at the Lincoln School in Lamar on Tuesday, January 21.    Hammer relayed some hopeful news to the members regarding future grant funding, stating that Tony Grampus grant has […]

LiveWell Prowers County Outlines 2014 Goals

    Updates on the Prowers County Health Needs Assessment, diversify a common agenda among health groups, seek volunteers for community leadership groups, develop youth oriented projects, initiate a bicycle ownership program with the Project HOPE Center and help secure local funding to purchase age appropriate playground equipment.  This is an overview of what a […]

“Lamar Reflections” Mural is Taking Shape

“Lamar Reflections” is the name for the mosaic mural under construction on West Elm Street in Lamar.  The mural will be erected in Bi-Centennial Park in Lamar prior to the September 20 arrival of over 1,000 bicyclists taking part in the annual Pedal the Plains event. The art work on the panels, which will stand […]

Project HOPE Coalition Discusses Food and Funding

The Project HOPE Coalition held their monthly meeting this past Monday, July 8 at Lincoln Elementary School and reviewed activities and revenues from the recent Family Fun Day at Willow Creek Park, and planned for future summer events.  An estimated 815 residents attended the Saturday event and $408 was raised through various food sales, including […]

Lamar Council Begins Budget Work, Delays Airport Upgrades

  Summertime means the Lamar City Council starts picking dates for budget deadlines.  A work session focusing on general guidance for the 2014 budget was held Monday, July 8.  Topics of discussion included: Revenue Projections, Taxation, Capital Investment, Performance based Salary Increases, Contingency Set-Aside and other Funding Priorities.  City Clerk, Linda Williams, recapped the May […]

Families Had the Fun this Weekend

    Click a picture to start the slide show. The hot and windy weather didn’t deter area residents from attending the Lamar Fireman’s Family Carnival at Bi-Centennial Park this past Friday, June 21.  The winds did pick up on Friday which meant that several of the display tents at the park had to come […]

Lamar Begins Ordinance on Marijuana Prohibition

  The Lamar City Council had a relatively light agenda for the final meeting of May this past Tuesday, May 28.  The meeting was moved to Tuesday to accommodate the Memorial Day holiday. Both the City of Lamar and Prowers County are enacting ordinances prohibiting certain uses of marijuana in an effort to counteract the […]