Around the Town…Yoder Plaque and Quiznos Windows

Appreciation Plaque for Yoder Family


The City of Lamar, as a show of appreciation for past donations, attached a plaque to the new stone bench seats that were constructed along East Beech Street opposite the Lamar Chamber of Commerce this past fall. Lamar residents have benefited from the $20,000 donation to the Parks and Recreation Department by the Yoder Family last year.

The letter to the city, initiated by Ron Yoder, Cathy Reyes, Dan and Sheryl Yoder, Susan Yoder Williams and Steve Williams, Forrest Yoder and Kelsey Yoder, detailed how Marvin and Pat Yoder were lifetime residents of Lamar who valued family, area youth and the Lamar community. It stated the family enjoyed many hours of recreation and leisure in the Lamar Community Building, parks and swimming pool.  It was hoped that the donation will provide other families with the same opportunities.

Window Replacement at Quiznos


Using funds from the Lamar Redevelopment Authority, new windows are being installed at Quizno’s Restaurant at 113 East Olive Street in Lamar. Angie Cue, Community Development Director, explained in the funding application to the Authority this past summer, the building, which dates back to 1947, still contains single-pane windows on the east, south and west sides, that do not insulate very well, either from summer heat or winter chills.  The owner, Allen Anderson, determined that he could save about 24% in energy costs in the winter and 18% during the summer with window replacements.

As well as cost savings, the new windows would help make customers more comfortable when dining inside and would also use safety glass, which is not the current case. The total cost of window replacements is $19,480. The Lamar Redevelopment Authority recommended the incentive application and awarded Quizno’s $3,900 for the project.  The Authority uses monies generated by a tax Incremental Funding process based on new businesses within a special district or on improvements which increase the value of an existing property.

By Russ Baldwin

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