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Daddy-Daughter Dance Benefits Good Grief Group

Daddy-Daughter Dance Benefits Good Grief Group

    On April 23rd, daddies and daughters were excited to “Light Up the Night” for the 5th Annual Southern Plains Daddy Daughter Dance. The glow dance had a wonderful turnout with 250 daddies and daughters dancing the night away. The Daddy Daughter Dance is much more than just a dance, the impact it has […]

BBB End of Year Donations Benefit Local Organizations

BBB End of Year Donations Benefit Local Organizations

Members of the BBB, Beers and Brats for Boobies Committee recently presented a check for $16,000 to the Lamar Area Hospice Group, part of $21,000 raised in the past year, of which the balance, $5,000 is being presented to SECCI, Southeast Colorado Cancer Initiative. This marks the 10th anniversary of local fund-raising events by BBB […]

Record Donation for Lamar Area Hospice

Record Donation for Lamar Area Hospice

  We have run out of ways to say, “thank you” to our exceptional fundraising committee.  This committed and capable group has many success stories to be proud of.  Since 1998 they have planned and organized more than fifty events, raising literally hundreds of thousands of dollars for Lamar Area Hospice. Their efforts have contributed […]

Lester Eugene Eye – October 28, 1948 – December 12, 2021

Lester Eugene Eye – October 28, 1948 – December 12, 2021

    Per Lester’s request there will be no visitation or services. Lester donated his body to science through Science Care. Lester Eugene Eye was born in Maquoketa, Jackson County Iowa to Lester and Phyllis (Shirley) Eye on October 28, 1948. He moved with his family to Amarillo when he was 14. With respect and […]

National Volunteer Week April 18 – 24, 2021

National Volunteer Week April 18 – 24, 2021

    American teacher and humorist, Leo Rosten, said it best: “The purpose of life is not to be happy – but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.” As we celebrate National Volunteer Week we pause and think about the volunteers […]

Letter to the Editor:  Lamar Area Hospice

Letter to the Editor: Lamar Area Hospice

  In light of the current and rapidly evolving circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Lamar Area Hospice Fundraising Committee and the Lamar Area Hospice Board of Directors have made the decision to suspend all fundraising for the remainder of 2020. We know many of our fellow citizens are suffering financially, as well as emotionally, […]

Another Successful Year for the Lamar Area Hospice Fundraising Committee

Another Successful Year for the Lamar Area Hospice Fundraising Committee

  The dedicated and extremely capable Lamar Area Hospice Fundraising Committee presented a check for $53,000 to Deb Pelley, Executive Director of Hospice, highlighting the results of three enormously successful events; the Pirate’s Party in February hosted by The Buzzard’s Roost, Jay Gruber, Karen Moreno and Joe Malecki, The Annual Dinner/Dance and Auction at the […]

Oktoberfest and BBB Combine for Special Annual Treat

Oktoberfest and BBB Combine for Special Annual Treat

    There should be ideal weather this Saturday, September 22nd for the Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s annual Oktoberfest and the 7th Annual 5K run/walk fundraiser for BBB, both taking place along East Beech Street in Lamar. If you should see about 300 persons wearing pink tee shirts and tutus, men and women of all […]

Lamar Area Hospice Receives 2018 Customer Experience Award from Pinnacle Quality Insight

Lamar Area Hospice Receives 2018 Customer Experience Award from Pinnacle Quality Insight

LAMAR, COLORADO, JUNE 6, 2018 Lamar Area Hospice, a Colorado independent, non-profit hospice organization, serving all of Prowers County and portions of Bent and Kiowa Counties, has been notified that they are the recipient of the Pinnacle Quality Insight’s 2018 Customer Experience Award. Qualifying for the award in the category of hospice/healthcare services, Lamar Area […]

Hospice Backyard Bash this Saturday

Hospice Backyard Bash this Saturday

  The annual Lamar Area Hospice Backyard Bash is set for this Saturday, June 23rd at the Lamar Eagles Lodge, beginning at 6pm. The annual dinner-/-dance-/-fundraising event to benefit the workings of the Lamar Area Hospice have been conducted for numerous years and each year helps raise funds for the annual workings of the organization. […]

Volunteers are the Heart of Hospice

Volunteers are the Heart of Hospice

    A prime consistency at Lamar Area Hospice is the volunteer component, said Debbie Pelley, Executive Director, during a proclamation signing which highlights National Volunteer Week, April 15-21 in the City of Lamar. The proclamation was signed by Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner at Hospice offices at 108 West Olive Street on Monday, April 16.  She […]

Merle James “Jim” Blair…November 23, 1929 – April 11, 2018

  Merle James “Jim” Blair, 88, of Limon, Colorado, passed away on April 11th, 2018 in Lamar, Colorado. Memorial services will be held at the Limon Community Building on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at 11:00 AM with Minister Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. A private family internment will follow. Per Jim’s request, […]

Two Shot Makes Annual Hospice Donation

Two Shot Makes Annual Hospice Donation

  For the second year, the Southeast Colorado Two Shot Association has made a donation to Lamar Area Hospice in memory of Robert ‘Spanky’ Yates. The $10,000 donation was funded from proceeds from a sporting clay shoot that developed last year. An almost spontaneous event in its development, the success of the first shoot carried […]

BBB Group Donates to Lamar Area Hospice

BBB Group Donates to Lamar Area Hospice

    The annual Beer & Brats for Boobies fundraising event held on September 23rd in Lamar, raised $21,000 which was presented to Deb Pelley, Executive Director of the Lamar Area Hospice this past Tuesday, October 31st. This marks the 6th BBB event which highlights the impact breast cancer has on area residents and their […]

W.G. “Bill” French…December 4, 1939 – August 21, 2017

W.G. “Bill” French…December 4, 1939 – August 21, 2017

    A mass of Christian burial for longtime Granada, Colorado resident, W.G. “Bill” French will be held at 10:00AM on Monday, August 28, 2017 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Reverend Mariusz Wirkowski as celebrant. Interment will follow at the Hartman Cemetery in Hartman, Colorado. Bill was born on December 4, 1939 at Lamar, […]