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Life Continues at the Lamar Animal Shelter

Life Continues at the Lamar Animal Shelter

    Despite the quarantine scenario in the state, our pets have noticed only that we’re been getting underfoot lately. But life at the Lamar Animal Shelter, according to director Sarah McCloskey, continues in a scaled-down version of daily events. Code Enforcement numbers have dwindled since the beginning of the Shelter in Place and Safer […]

Lamar Council Okays Renovation/Construction Projects for the City

Lamar Council Okays Renovation/Construction Projects for the City

    Craig Brooks, Lamar’s Chief Building Inspector, presented an ordinance for the dedication of a new city street. Originally, Ordinance 733 vacated Clifton Street and Fifth Street in March, 1979. Brooks explained the request to repeal the ordinance in light of the possible development of the property located north of the Lamar Inn and […]

Early Christmas for Lamar Animal Shelter

Early Christmas for Lamar Animal Shelter

      Not many people would want a set of scales as a Christmas present, but Sarah McCloskey was happy to receive one this past Thursday, December 5th. It wasn’t for her, though. The Lamar Animal Medical Center presented a needed scale to the Lamar Animal Shelter after learning the shelter did not have […]

City Council Covers Varied Agenda

City Council Covers Varied Agenda

      The council appointed Roger Stagner as the City of Lamar’s replacement representative to the Arkansas River Power Authority, ARPA. He will replace John Sutherland who resigned his position this past July following his retirement.  Colleen Messersmith was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Lamar Housing Authority Board when the term of […]

Council Recognizes Aviation Appreciation Month

Council Recognizes Aviation Appreciation Month

    The council adopted Proclamation #19-06 declaring June 2019 as General Aviation Appreciation Month, initiated by the non-profit coalition, Alliance for Aviation Across America. The group’s purpose is to raise awareness about the value of general aviation and local airports, particularly those that serve rural communities such as the Lamar Municipal Airport, currently undergoing […]

Granada Moving Forward with Water Tank Grant

Granada Moving Forward with Water Tank Grant

    Granada Trustees and Mayor Glenn Otto discussed an application for a DoLA water grant to fund a new water tank for the town. Otto has been in talks with a representative from the GMS engineering firm which alternated between a new water main system for Granada and a new water tank.  Otto suggested […]

Addressing Animal Needs in Lamar

Addressing Animal Needs in Lamar

    Several municipal and statewide animal welfare organizations joined forces Saturday, January 12th to find common ground to discuss ways to benefit the pet population in Lamar and surrounding communities. Sarah McCloskey, Lamar Animal Shelter Manager, said 40 persons, citizens and municipal representatives attended the session at the Cultural Events Center. “It was good […]

Council Weighs Options on New Animal Shelter

Council Weighs Options on New Animal Shelter

    The Lamar Animal Shelter on CR EE.5 off Memorial Drive has seen considerable improvements over the past several years, but its future at that site is limited for what it can provide to local residents. It’s a small facility and can handle only 14 dogs and no cats and it is adjacent to […]

Council Receives CDOT Update on Main Street Construction

Council Receives CDOT Update on Main Street Construction

    The Lamar City Council was provided with a Highway 287/Main Street construction update by a representative of American Civil Constructors, the engineering firm contracted for the highway upgrade during their January 8th meeting. “Once we get done with the east side between Park and Oak Streets, we’ll start on the median and that […]

LPD and District Attorney Vogel Discuss Law Enforcement at Council Work Session

LPD and District Attorney Vogel Discuss Law Enforcement at Council Work Session

Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller and District Attorney, Josh Vogel, discussed their working relationship and the latest crime statistics for the Lamar City Council during a November 6th work session. The council also discussed a proposal for an expanded Lamar Animal Shelter. Chief Miller provided crime related statistics for the 3rd quarter of the year, […]

Lamar Council Continues to Remove 'Blight'/Unsafe Residences

Lamar Council Continues to Remove ‘Blight’/Unsafe Residences

In a continuing effort to alleviate blight in local neighborhoods, the Lamar City Council approved and adopted a resolution to condemn the property at 315 North 12th Street in Lamar during their regular meeting, Monday, February 27th.   The council was informed that efforts to have the property taken care of have failed with the owner […]

Lamar Animal Shelter Provides More Fresh Air/Sunshine

Lamar Animal Shelter Provides More Fresh Air/Sunshine

A recent outdoor expansion project at the Lamar Animal Shelter now allows more dogs to get some fresh air, sunshine and exercise on a daily basis. Stephanie Strube, currently interim assistant to the City Administrator, will be the new director at the shelter in a couple of weeks and provided a tour of the new […]

New Signs In and Around Lamar Community Building

New Signs In and Around 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 […]