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Colorado Elks Foundation Supports Local VA Ride Program, Harbert Top VSO in Colorado

Colorado Elks Foundation Supports Local VA Ride Program, Harbert Top VSO in Colorado

    Funding fell short this year for the annual budget providing rides to medical appointments for area veterans, according to Gary Harbert, Prowers County Veteran’s Service Officer. Harbert explained there were problems with the 2019-2020 grant cycle.  The shortage became known to the Lamar Elks Lodge, which through its contacts was able to secure […]

Veterans’ Administration Representatives Hold Town Hall Meeting

Veterans’ Administration Representatives Hold Town Hall Meeting

    In an effort to maintain lines of communication and provide information updates for veterans in southeast Colorado, several representatives from the VA hosted a Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, August 20th at the Senior Citizen Center in Lamar. On hand were Greg Crenshaw, Veteran Experience Officer from the Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Katie […]

Lamar Store Makes Gift to Veteran and Local Resident

Lamar Store Makes Gift to Veteran and Local Resident

  JR Mattresses LLC at 120 West Olive in Lamar has donated a Sealy Posture-Pedic, queen-size mattress to a US Navy Veteran who lives in Prowers County. The recipient, Bartolo Medina, US Navy (1978 – 1982) expressed his thanks to the company which has been in operation in Lamar since this past April. Thank you […]

Veteran’s Mobile Center Postpones June 22nd Lamar Visit

Veteran’s Mobile Center Postpones June 22nd Lamar Visit

  The planned visit by the Mobile Vet Center out of Pueblo on Friday, June 22nd at Walmart in Lamar has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.  The Mobile Vet Center serves as a traveling office to accommodate local veterans on issues of concern to them. Gary Harbert, Prowers County VA […]

Veteran’s Representatives Meet for Information Exchange

Veteran’s Representatives Meet for Information Exchange

    John Griego, Military and Veterans Constituent Advocate from US Senator Bennet’s office, visited with the Prowers County Commissioners along with Dwight Gardner, Regional Director for Senator Bennet. Gardner said the visit was part of the Senator’s general community outreach program intended to visit each county in the state and allowing residents one-on-one opportunities […]

Cliff Boxley Recognized for Hours/Miles of Service to VA

Cliff Boxley Recognized for Hours/Miles of Service to VA

Lamar resident, Clifford Boxley, was presented with a certificate of appreciation Tuesday, May 30th from his efforts on behalf of local veterans.  The Prowers County Commissioners made the presentation to Boxley, with his wife, Barbara and County Veterans Service Officer, Gary Harbert, in attendance. Commissioner Ron Cook offered his appreciation on behalf of commissioners, Wendy […]

Local VA Needs Volunteer Drivers

Local VA Needs Volunteer Drivers

The Prowers County Veterans’ Administration office helps veterans get to their out-of-town medical appointments using four vans and volunteer drivers. Gary Harbert, the county’s Veteran’s Service Officer recently noted the need for some additional drivers. “We transport veterans for their appointments to Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver, Monday through Friday,” he explained, adding that the […]