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Kids, Cakes and Cord: Friday at the Project HOPE Teen Center

  Forty youngsters were busy this past Friday, March 22, at the Lincoln School Teen Center, taking part in various morning projects.  Byron Hall was instructing kids on things to do with strings, that for a change, weren’t attached to yo-yo’s.  The kids were using three foot lengths of different colored para-cord to weave personalized wristbands for […]

Annual Banquet for Project HOPE this Thursday

  Project HOPE Coalition members met to discuss the seasonal finale of the HOPE Center Project set for Thursday, March 14 at 7pm at Lincoln Elementary School.  A portion of the evening will be devoted to a presentation of the Lead2Feed project highlighting efforts to curtail world hunger.   Lamar High School students, Lauren Tinnes and […]

Lupe & Julie Adame and Hammer and Gearhart Presented Awards at Lamar Chamber Annual Banquet

Lori Hammer was selected as the Lamar Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year during the Chamber’s 93rd annual banquet, held at the RodeWay Cow Palace Inn on Thursday, January 24.  Hammer is the Executive Director of Project HOPE, the Teen Center, located at the former Lincoln Elementary School in Lamar.  The Humanitarian Award, not […]

The Lamar Chamber of Commerce Honkers Visit to the New Partners for HOPE Center

The Lamar Chamber of Commerce Honkers pay a visit to the new Partners for HOPE Center – featured above, are several members of Partners for HOPE Board of Directors, teachers and volunteers and many of their wonderful students. The HOPE Center (formerly the Teen Center) has been providing a safe-haven for hundreds of Lamar students […]

Everything is A-OK, Lincoln

  Project HOPE students at the Lincoln School Teen Center probably have no historic reference to that familiar astronaut phrase from the 1960s and early 70s.  A group of youngsters had no problem though, with a blast-off countdown as they prepared to launch a couple of 2 liter bottle rockets from the Lincoln School playground […]

Project HOPE Discusses Funding Plans for Teen Center

  Members of the Partners for HOPE Center Coalition met at Lincoln School on Monday, August 13, to conduct an election of officers, review the status of their non-profit 501C3 application and reorganize or discontinue current committees.    Lori Hammer, Project HOPE director, chaired the meeting, held at Lincoln Elementary School in Lamar, the new […]

Lamar RE-2 Board Meets Prior to Start of New School Year

The new season begins August 16 for the Lamar School District, and the RE-2 board of directors will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, August 13.  Some items will focus on the new year including approval for several from the Consent Agenda:  the fuel bid for 2-12-2013, Student Handbooks for Parkview Elementary and Middle Schools, […]

Moving Back to Lincoln School

  The Lamar Teen Center moved across town, Wednesday, August 1.   Office equipment, furnishings, computers and an assortment of classroom products was transported from the West Elm Street Teen Center to Lincoln Elementary School on North 10th Street.  Volunteers from the high school football team and some employees from the RE-2 school district loaded vans […]

Top Five Stories for the Week of July 9th

Here are the top five stories from this week in case you missed them. Weekend Highway Fatality in Bristol Area The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle crash that occurred July 7, 2012 on Highway 385, milepost 103 north of Bristol. A 1994 Plymouth Voyager mini-van was traveling northbound when the vehicle traveled off […]

HOPE Helping Hospice

Twelve willing students from the Lamar Teen Center, Project HOPE, braved the heat to help transfer stored equipment and boxes of miscellaneous items to the Lamar Area Hospice headquarters. Although they were going from West Elm Street to West Olive, the distance was minor in light of the continued heat wave. A vacant business on […]

County Commissioners Review Enrollment Numbers and Dorm Upgrades at LCC

The push is on for fall enrollment at Lamar Community College, according to Chad DeBono, Vice President of Enrollment Services.  DeBono, LCC President John Marrin and Cheryl Sanchez, VP of Student and Administrative Services at the college met with the Prowers County Commissioners, Thursday, May 26.  Their discussion focused on the college’s future plans regarding […]

P3 Becomes Partners for Hope

P3, a youth oriented organization dedicated to educating youngsters about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, underwent a transformation last year when it teamed with the Teen Center in Lamar. It’s still a Teen Center on East Elm Street in Lamar, but it’s becoming known as Partners for Hope. Meg Day of P3, and […]

Decision on Four Day School Week Due May 9

The RE-2 school board of directors will hold a work session Thursday, May 5 and a general meeting on May 9, at which time a vote on a four day school week will be taken. Parents, students and concerned citizens attended a public forum on the matter this past Tuesday, and the public had an […]