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Lamar Lions Generate Care Packages for Ft Lyon Residents

  Several weeks ago, Lamar Lions, Dick Ramsay and Ken Callison put out a call for donations of everyday apparel for adults, simple furnishings such as lamps and rugs and cosmetic and hygiene items for the men and women residents at the Ft. Lyon Supportive Residential Community in Las Animas. The response has been tremendous. […]

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program through Lamar Community College

Lamar Community College is proud to announce an additional opportunity for veterans to receive financial assistance toward their college educations through the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). Funds are available due to the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.Through the program, veterans can receive up to 12 months of educational training assistance. The assistance […]

Prowers Medical Group – Veterans Affairs Clinic Open House

For Immediate Release: November 4, 2011 In June of this year, Prowers Medical Group opened the Lamar VA Clinic. It has been an honor to serve the Veterans in the southeast Colorado region. Prowers Medical Group is proud to announce that we recently received notification that our contract to provide these healthcare services to Veterans […]

The Origin of Memorial Day

Since May 5, 1868, Americans have observed Memorial Day celebrations.  It was first observed through a general order, decreed by General John Logan, National Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic.  Memorial Day was first observed for the war dead several weeks later, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate […]

Prowers Medical Group Awarded U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Contract

Prowers Medical Group announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide primary healthcare services to area Veterans, effective June 1st 2011. The new VA Lamar Primary Outpatient Clinic (POC) will be located at 405 Kendall Drive Lamar CO. The VA Lamar POC is located in […]

Vets Honored by County Commissioners/Grasshopper Population on the Rise in Southeast

Two local veterans were honored during the Prowers County commissioners meeting Thursday, April 6 in recognition of their service to their country. It was a prelude to the theme for National County Government Month: Serving Our Veterans, Armed Forces and their Families. The morning pledge of allegiance was led by Pete R. Hernandez who served […]

Obituary – Frank Stegman

Frank Stegman – March 29, 1938 – March 22, 2011 Visitation for Frank Stegman will be from 1 to 7pm, Friday, March 25 at Peacock Funeral Chapel in Lamar. Services will be held at 1pm, March 26 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Deacon Henry Wertin officiating. Internment will be in the Veteran’s Section of Fairmount Cemetery […]