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New Signs In and Around Lamar Community Building

Proposed Site for New Sign at Lamar Community Building

Proposed Site for New Sign at Lamar Community Building

A new sign to announce community events is planned for the northeastern entrance to the Community Building.  The electric sign will face north and south just off the main parking lot and is being donated by Community State Bank.  The structure will be at least thirteen feet tall and almost 14 feet wide.   The electric sign currently on the west-facing wall of the community building will be taken down. The city also erected new batting cages at the ball field complex.

Scoreboard at Lamar Community Building

Scoreboard at Lamar Community Building

Valley National Bank recently presented the city with a new electronic scoreboard, valued at approximately $12,000. It was installed at the Lamar Community Building following the end of the basketball season, replacing the aging scoreboard which was malfunctioning due to electrical problems.

The Lamar Merchants Spring Fling will be held this Friday, April 29th featuring numerous vendors and displays along Main Street and the next day, April 30th will mark this year’s spring clean-up day, from 7am to 4pm.  Materials should be set on the street in front of your home for collection on Saturday morning.    The grand re-opening of the Lamar Animal Shelter will be observed from 3pm to 5pm at the shelter on CR EE.5 just past Fairmount Cemetery off Memorial Drive.  This weekend, the city will also host 10 and 12 year old baseball tournaments at the ballfields through Sunday May 1st .

The next informal council breakfast meeting will be held Wednesday, May 4th at 7am at Burger King on North Main Street.  By mid-May, Lamar Days activities will be underway at Willow Creek Park including the Wild West BBQ Contest May 13-14 and the following weekend will feature the Good Morning Lamar Breakfast on Friday, May 20th at 7am at the Eagles Lodge, followed the next day by the Lamar Days Parade and Car Show/Rod Run on May 21st.  The Lamar pool will open that afternoon and will be the site for this year’s Lamar Rotary Ducky Dash at 1pm.  The Lamar City Council adopted a proclamation submitted by the Lamar Elks Lodge, declaring the first week of May as Youth Week.

By Russ Baldwin


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