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Letter to the Editor from Lamar Area Hospice

Letter to the Editor from Lamar Area Hospice

Dear Editor: Our community is at its best when we come together to help others in a time of need. At Lamar Area Hospice, seven trained volunteers give their time, attention, and compassion to help people facing the end of life, live as fully as possible. Our volunteers specialize in various areas of service, including […]

Lamar Hospice Receives Large Donations

    The Lamar Area Hospice Association was recently the beneficiary of  two  large and generous donations.   Pictured below is a check for $66,000, which  was presented by the Lamar Hospice Fundraising Committee.  The check represents proceeds generated from the Backyard Bash from June of 2023 and the Angel Open golf tournament held this past […]

BBB Foundation, Good People Helping Others

BBB Foundation, Good People Helping Others

  A check for $37,000 will be presented to Lamar Area Hospice and Southeast Colorado Cancer Initiative, funds which were raised through the year through the efforts of the BBB, Beers and Brats for Boobies Foundation.  Megan Baanhoffman of the BBB said the most recent event took place with their 12th annual 5K race/walk during […]

S.E. Colorado Wildlife (Two-Shot) Foundation Makes Donation to Lamar Area Hospice

S.E. Colorado Wildlife (Two-Shot) Foundation Makes Donation to Lamar Area Hospice

Lamar Area Hospice and the Southeast Colorado Wildlife Foundation, better known as the 2-Shot Goose Hunt, met on Tuesday, December 27th at the Hospice Center to accept a check in the amount of $15,000. The check was the result of a live auction at the 2-Shot Goose Hunt event on November 30th.  Mike Flower spoke […]

Lamar Area Hospice Receives Record-Setting Donation

Lamar Area Hospice Receives Record-Setting Donation

    According to Rose Ann Yates, Chairman for the Lamar Hospice Fundraising Committee, “this year’s annual Dinner, Dance and Auction, as well as the Angel Open Golf Tournament surpassed all expectations. Our team of volunteers have been doing this for more than twenty years. It’s a labor of love. Our commitment to Lamar Area […]

Louise Hasser – July 9, 1934 – October 2, 2022

Louise Hasser – July 9, 1934 – October 2, 2022

A Celebration of Life for longtime Lamar resident, Alta Louise Hasser will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating. Internment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Visitation will be held from 2pm to 5pm on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at the […]

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

    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 […]