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“Imagine Rotary” Opens Doors to Learning for Elementary School Students

“Imagine Rotary” Opens Doors to Learning for Elementary School Students

    The Lamar Rotary and Interact members continued a unique tradition this past Thursday, September 14th, by distributing just over 230 dictionaries to third grade students in various schools in southeast Colorado. Judy Turpin, Lamar Rotary President, noted this year’s theme is, “Imagine Rotary”, believing that if we can imagine a better world, we […]

Lamar Rotary Highlights Community Service/History by the Eaton Family

Lamar Rotary Highlights Community Service/History by the Eaton Family

  The Lamar Rotary began its “Still Standing” series this past Thursday, July 28th, for the new Rotary year with the Eaton’s as our featured guests.  As a special treat, we had grandson Braxton, who is Dawni and Shannon O’Bryan’s son, tell us about his recent experiences in the National High School Rodeo finals in […]

Carson Carere Highlights Scholarship Efforts for Lamar Rotary

Carson Carere Highlights Scholarship Efforts for Lamar Rotary

  Carson Carere, a former Lamar High School senior and 2021/2022 Colorado DECA State President, was guest speaker at the Lamar Rotary Club’s weekly meeting this past Thursday, July 21st.  An accomplished student and athlete, Carson is a Boettcher Scholarship recipient who will pursue a finance degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder. While […]

Chilly and Wet Forecast Doesn’t Deter Turnout for 2022 Lamar Days

Chilly and Wet Forecast Doesn’t Deter Turnout for 2022 Lamar Days

    You can only plan around the weather here in southeast Colorado.  That’s what the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Rod Run organizers, parade entrees and various vendors had to do in light of the forecast for this past Friday and Saturday for Lamar Days, 2022. But, no matter the weather, folks turn out!  The […]

“Santa for Seniors” Brings More Than Just Gifts to Lamar Estates and the Legacy.

“Santa for Seniors” Brings More Than Just Gifts to Lamar Estates and the Legacy.

  The afternoon of Thursday, December 23rd, The Cornerstone Resource Center and Lamar High School Rotary Interact Club delivered gifts to the residents of Lamar Estates and the Legacy care facilities here in Lamar. Niyati Castaneda from LHS Interact club and Rick Robbins, board member of The Cornerstone and a member of Lamar Rotary, visited […]

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

The Lamar Rotary and Interact Clubs are sponsoring a fun event, their traditional Kid’s Christmas with Santa Claus on Saturday, December 11th from 11am to 2pm at the Enchanted Forest on East Beech Street. The kids will enjoy their visit with Santa and his pet reindeer, Rotar, take a free train ride, enjoy hot chocolate, […]

Lamar Rotary Celebrates a Century of Service

Lamar Rotary Celebrates a Century of Service

  Rotarians and the Lamar community-at-large gathered this past Friday, November 5th to celebrate the centennial observance of the Lamar Rotarian organization which was founded in 1921. Co-President for 2021, Anne-Marie Crampton, emceed the historic event which was held at The Max Hotel, East Olive Street in Lamar.    Crampton introduced guest speaker, Kris Sarlo-Koelher, the […]

Lamar Rotary Showcases a Young Man with ‘Potential Plus’

Lamar Rotary Showcases a Young Man with ‘Potential Plus’

  The Lamar Rotary hosted a very unique and talented young man during a recent luncheon meeting.  Armaan Gill, an 8th grade student at Lamar Middle School, was invited to discuss his accomplishments regarding his science fair project that had quite a few in the audience wondering how far this young man may succeed in […]

Lamar Rotary Ducky Dash Winners, 2021

Lamar Rotary Ducky Dash Winners, 2021

    One of the more popular Lamar Days events is the ‘Ducky Dash’, sponsored by Lamar Rotarians.  The race may finally have found its home after having been held years ago in the Lamar Canal, the Lamar Swimming Pool and now at Willow Creek in the park. This year, 2,500 tickets were sold which […]

Santa Claus Has Come to Town

Santa Claus Has Come to Town

  Old Saint Nick, in one of his last visits before the BIG night, paid a visit with Mrs. Claus to the Shore Arts Center in Lamar this past Saturday, December 21st.  This is the fourth year the Lamar Rotarians have invited the Jolly Old Gent to help them entertain, educate and amuse youngsters in […]

Lamar Council Approves 2020 Budgets, Selects Two New Councilmen

Lamar Council Approves 2020 Budgets, Selects Two New Councilmen

The council approved the 2020 budget for the City of Lamar, passing Ordinance 1234 which provides for the appropriation of revenues and expenditures for the fiscal year. The general fund is $8,681,941 and the sales tax fund is listed at $3,921,246. Other areas covered include E-911 Fund, Conservation Trust Fund, Sanitation, Water & Sewer and […]

Lamar Head Start Honored with Service Award

Lamar Head Start Honored with Service Award

  October was first proclaimed Head Start Awareness Month by President Ronald Reagan on October 22, 1982. Ever since, October has been a month for our community to celebrate the life changing impact of Head Start. The last week of October, we will have our Spirit Week with different dress up days.    The Lamar […]

Lamar Service Groups Discuss Combined Projects

Lamar Service Groups Discuss Combined Projects

      The Lamar Rotary and Lamar Lions enjoyed a joint Friday evening barbecue this past Friday evening, June 28th.  The occasion served to highlight the contribution of new picnic tables for the new pavilions in Willow Creek Park both groups recently made to the City of Lamar. Rotary President, Linda Lujan noted her […]

Lamar Days, 2019 – A Crowd Pleasing Event

Lamar Days, 2019 – A Crowd Pleasing Event

  You couldn’t buy a better day for this past Saturday’s Lamar Chamber of Commerce, 2019 Lamar Days Event on May 18th.  The day brought mild temperatures, sunny skies and a spring breeze that wasn’t trying to pass itself off as a hurricane.  This year’s theme, “Springing the Community Together”, turned out to be a […]

Lamar Rotary Hosts International Student-Athletes from LCC

    Lamar Rotary hosted four Lamar Community College students who are finishing their final year of study at the college before venturing on to a new segment of their educational careers following May graduation ceremonies. Dr. Linda Lujan, Rotary President and President of Lamar Community College, introduced the four young women during a rotary […]