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“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 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 […]

Lamar Rotary and Interact Host Kid’s Christmas

Lamar Rotary and Interact Host Kid’s Christmas

    You could hear a train’s whistle from down the block as you approached the Shore Arts Center Building and adjacent Pocket Park this past Saturday, December 15th. The Lamar Rotary Club and Interact was hosting their third Kid’s Christmas event in downtown Lamar. The Santa Special train would wind its way from the […]

Rotary Kids' Christmas Returns to Lamar

Rotary Kids’ Christmas Returns to Lamar

Lamar Rotary Club and Lamar Interact members are preparing for their second annual “Rotary Kids’ Christmas,” on Saturday, December 15th at 10:00 a – 2:00 p at the Shore Arts Center (117 N. Main Street). Complete with a visit and photo with Santa, there will be multiple activities appealing to kids and families as well […]

Lamar Rotary Honors Local Citizens for Vocation Recognition Month

Lamar Rotary Honors Local Citizens for Vocation Recognition Month

    Four Lamar residents were recently recognized for their contribution to their community by the Lamar Rotary as part of their Vocation Recognition program during October. The four were Dr. Gino Figlio, pediatrician at High Plains Community Health Center for health care, Ron Cook, Prowers County Commissioner for community service, the Emick Family for […]

Rotary Continues Dictionary Tradition

Rotary Continues Dictionary Tradition

  The members of the Lamar Rotary continued their time-honored tradition of distributing hard-bound dictionaries to third grade students at Parkview School this past week. This week marks the 17th year the Lamar Rotary has been collecting donations to pay for the books for several hundred students.  For many of these students this is the […]