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Comer and Lira Receive Walter Ely Scholarship Funds

Comer and Lira Receive Walter Ely Scholarship Funds

Amber Comer and Rey Lira, both students at Lamar High School, were selected by the SDS board of directors to receive $500 for the 5th anniversary from the Walter Ely Scholarship Fund.    The official presentation was held Monday, May 18, at the Southeastern Developmental Services offices on South 4th Street in Lamar. Each of the […]

Ashlyn McKenna Hess, Walter Ely Scholarship Winner

Ashlyn McKenna Hess, Walter Ely Scholarship Winner

    Ashlyn McKenna Hess is this year’s recipient of the Walter Ely Memorial Scholarship which was presented to the Holly senior Monday, June 16 at the SDS, Southeast Development Services, offices in Lamar.  Each year, since Walter Ely’s death, a $500 scholarship has been presented by SDS to area high school seniors based on […]

Business of the Week - SDS, Inc.

Business of the Week – SDS, Inc.

You help your community thrive when you shop locally! Be sure to read The Prowers Journal each week when the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and The Prowers Journal highlight a featured Business of the Week. This week we are proud to spotlight SDS, Inc. Give them a call at: 719.336-3244 In 1964, Colorado incorporated twenty community-centered boards (CCBs) across the […]

Commissioners Discuss Road Closing Protocols, ADA Restroom Compliance

Commissioners Discuss Road Closing Protocols, ADA Restroom Compliance

  Captain Lawrence Hilton of the Colorado State Patrol and Troop 2C in southeast Colorado paid a courtesy call on the commissioners.  The commissioners took the opportunity to ask what state department had the authority to close the highways into the county when weather conditions made for unsafe travel.  Hilton replied that to his knowledge, […]

Second Annual Walter Ely Scholarship Fund Winner Announced

Second Annual Walter Ely Scholarship Fund Winner Announced

Andrea Schultz has won the second Annual Southeastern Developmental Services scholarship in memory of Walter Ely.  Ely, who passed away in 2010, was a well-known figure in Lamar from his one-man can collection drive along Main Street and throughout the community. This is the second year that SDS, Southeastern Developmental Services, has awarded a $500 […]

Walter Ely Scholarship Applications Are Open

Walter Ely Scholarship Applications Are Open

  Southeastern Developmental Services will be awarding a $500 scholarship in memory of Walter Ely.  Ely, who passed away December 11, 2010, was a well-known figure in Lamar from his one-man can collection drive along Main Street in throughout the community.   SDS, Southeastern Developmental Services, will award a $500 scholarship in memory of Walter Ely.  […]

Recycled Cans Stolen from SDS in Lamar

Recycled Cans Stolen from SDS in Lamar

Apparently someone has been helping themselves to the bags of soda cans intended to be recycled by SDS in Lamar.  Kim Engsburg, executive director for Southeastern Developmental Services, said that on the past two Mondays, when the staff handles piles of the bagged cans dropped off at the collection site, there are hardly any bags […]

Taylor Wilson Wins Walter Ely Scholarship Award

Taylor Wilson Wins Walter Ely Scholarship Award

    SDS, Southeastern Developmental Services presented a $500 scholarship in memory of Walter Ely to Taylor Wilson of Wiley.  This is the first time the scholarship has been awarded, and Kim Engsburg, SDS director said she was sure this would become an annual event.  There was no age limit for entries.  All that was […]