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HOPE Center Closing for Summer Renovations

HOPE Center Closing for Summer Renovations

  Lori Hammer, Executive Director of the HOPE Center at Lincoln School on North 10th Street in Lamar, told Coalition members this past Monday, the Center will be “closed up tight” through the summer to allow needed renovations to take place.  Danny Tinnes, RE-2 School Board member, also attended the meeting. “We’re not exactly sure […]

HOPE Center Receives Annual Donation from Rupp’s Truck in Lamar

HOPE Center Receives Annual Donation from Rupp’s Truck in Lamar

      The HOPE Center at Lincoln School in Lamar recently received an annual donation from Rupp’s Truck and Trailer Repair on Highway 50 in Lamar. Lori Hammer, Executive Director of the HOPE Coalition said the $2,500 was a welcome gift for right around the holidays and this isn’t the first time that Roman […]

HOPE Christmas Party Enjoys the Holiday Spirit

HOPE Christmas Party Enjoys the Holiday Spirit

    Take about 150 excited elementary and middle school students on a Thursday, add holiday music, barbecued hamburgers and cheeseburgers, macaroni salad and brownies, ice cream, whipped cream and candy sprinkles, plus presents…and you get a Christmas party at the HOPE Center in the former Lincoln Elementary School in Lamar. Karen Voepel, Executive Director […]

A Dream Comes True for HOPE Center Students

A Dream Comes True for HOPE Center Students

    A four yearlong project is coming to a conclusion at the Lincoln School HOPE Center today, April 20th.  Rolls of fresh sod are being placed over new dirt and a recently installed sprinkler system, creating a grass playground for the students at the school.  It’s been a long time in coming. Emily Neischburg, […]

HOPE Center Season Winding Down for School Year

HOPE Center Season Winding Down for School Year

  The school season is drawing to a close at the Lincoln School HOPE Center on North Tenth Street in Lamar. Anita Zavala and Lori Hammer told Coalition members on Monday, April 16th, past graduates spoke to current students at Young HOPE Prevention about the importance of staying in school to attain their diploma.  One […]

Partners for HOPE Benefits from Donations

Partners for HOPE Benefits from Donations

The Partners for HOPE received approximately $31,000 in donations from various local contributors and state and national organizations in December, according to HOPE Executive Director, Lori Hammer. She offered thanks to those persons whose contributions ranged from $5,000 to $100 to help maintain activities at the youth center at Lincoln School on North 10th Street […]

HOPE Center Receives Good News for Bicycle Plans

HOPE Center Receives Good News for Bicycle Plans

    Members of the HOPE Coalition held their final meeting of the year at the Lincoln School for an update on student activities and developing plans for increased bicycling opportunities in the community. Coalition member, Byron Long, circulated an informational email to members recently, detailing donations from QBP Bikes and Park Tools. He said […]

HOPE Center Coalition Focuses on Funding

HOPE Center Coalition Focuses on Funding

The HOPE Center at Lincoln School in Lamar received several visits from funding sources, according to Executive Director, Lori Hammer. She informed HOPE Coalition board members of recent visits from representatives from the Adolph Coors Foundation in late August and is awaiting word of grant funding from the Anschutz Family Foundation.  Hammer said the Center […]

Vance Johnson Speaks From the Heart to Local Kids

Vance Johnson Speaks From the Heart to Local Kids

Former Bronco wide receiver star, Vance Johnson, one of the original Three Amigos, knows how to develop a rapport with a crowd. Whether it was tens of thousands of fans in Bronco Stadium back in the late 1980s or this past Thursday at the Lamar Middle School gym, Johnson has an appeal that can relate […]

HOPE Center Features a Busy Schedule

HOPE Center Features a Busy Schedule

  Several different topics were covered during the Partners for HOPE Center Coalition meeting on Monday, February 27th.  Updates were presented for the One Step Up student group, Helping Hands clothing center at the former Lincoln School on North 10th Street, an update on progress in the Alternative School and a bullying prevention grant recently […]

Work and Play at HOPE Center

Work and Play at HOPE Center

“After checking for traffic at the intersection, they’re usually running out the door, heading for the Tree Farm,” which is the way Emily Neischburg described the HOPE Center kids involvement with outdoor activities adjacent to the Lincoln School on North 10th Street in Lamar.  Neischburg, the Executive Director of Heathy Places, was on hand with […]