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Shiann Fritzler Awarded Walter Ely Scholarship

Shiann Fritzler Awarded Walter Ely Scholarship

    Shiann Fritzler, Walsh High School Student, was awarded the 9th Annual SDS Walter Ely Scholarship, Monday, May 20th at the Southeastern Development Services office in the amount of $1,200.  Board members selected her written essay that showed her compassion for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities and her well-planned future goals. “I’m planning […]

Letter to the Editor:  RE:  SDS

Letter to the Editor: RE: SDS

  As the executive director of Southeastern Developmental Services Inc. (SDS), I am writing to address the article released on March 29, 2019 concerning an instance of “Caretaker Abuse” at our agency. This response is to provide the community with some facts detailing our process and procedures when dealing with these types of situations. Due […]

SDS Observes 55 Years of Service

SDS Observes 55 Years of Service

  David Harbour, Executive Director of Southeast Developmental Services, met with visitors at the headquarters this past Wednesday, April 3rd during the organization’s annual open house.  “We’ve been doing this since I’ve been here and that’s for at least 16 years,” he said. Last month, the Prowers County Commissioners met with Harbour to proclaim April […]

Prowers County Caregiver Accused of Sexually Assaulting Disabled REsident in a Group Home

Prowers County Caregiver Accused of Sexually Assaulting Disabled REsident in a Group Home

Mar. 29, 2019 (DENVER, Colo.) — Today, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced the filing of charges against a caregiver for allegedly sexually assaulting a disabled resident of a group home in Prowers County. Daniel Lira was previously employed as a caregiver in a group home operated by Southeastern Developmental Services (SDS). He is accused of […]

SDS Walter Ely Scholarship Winner Announced for 2018

SDS Walter Ely Scholarship Winner Announced for 2018

    David Jones of Southeast Developmental Services announced that Josie Cook, graduating Holly High School senior, is this year’s recipient of the 8th Annual Walter Ely Scholarship. Cook was presented the scholarship award by several SDS board members this past Monday, May 21st in Lamar.Over the past several years, the selection of the winner […]

Commissioners Note SDS Awareness Day

Commissioners Note SDS Awareness Day

  Dave Harbour thanked the Prowers County Commissioners for their honorary proclamation, designating March 28th as Southeastern Developmental Services Awareness Day.  Harbour said a come and go open house has been set for the 28th which will include tours, a slide show and public forum, as well as snacks and a chance to meet with […]

Rosengrants Awarded Walter Ely Scholarship for 2017

Rosengrants Awarded Walter Ely Scholarship for 2017

  Courtney Rosengrants submitted the application selected for the Walter Ely Scholarship of $1,000 for 2017 which was presented by the SDS Board of Directors on Monday, May 15th at the Southeastern Development Services offices on South 4th Street in Lamar. There was a change in criteria for this year’s award, a departure from the […]

Walter Ely Memorial Scholarship Applications Open

Walter Ely Memorial Scholarship Applications Open

This year will mark the 7th anniversary of the Walter Ely Memorial Scholarship, hosted by Southeastern Developmental Services in Lamar.  April 17, 2017 is the deadline for applications which are available at the SDS offices at 1111 South 4th in Lamar or at www.sdsccb.org The applications may be mailed to the SDS Board of Directors […]

Proclamations Day for Prowers County Commissioners

Proclamations Day for Prowers County Commissioners

Southeastern Developmental Services and the Department of Human Services for the county, each had proclamations affirmed by the Prowers County Commissioners recently.  Dave Harbour of SDS presented the commissioners with an update on activities at the Lamar-based organization, including the annual open house set for Thursday, April 6, from 11am to 2pm. Residents can enjoy […]

Nidey Back on Council, Pocket Park Plans Proceed

Nidey Back on Council, Pocket Park Plans Proceed

The Lamar City Council filled the vacancy created by the resignation of former councilmember, Felix Dias, during their March 13th meeting.  The council appointed former councilman, Keith Nidey Sr. for Dias who represented Ward lll, but who had to resign as he had moved out of boundary of his service area last year.  Nidey will […]

Ye Olde Rummage Shoppe, Still Going Strong for SDS

Ye Olde Rummage Shoppe, Still Going Strong for SDS

Ye Olde Rummage Shoppe, headquartered for several decades at 119 North Main Street in Lamar, remains in full operation and is currently seeking donations of clothing for the family. Annabelle Munoz and Loretta Johnson, long-time volunteers, were on duty Tuesday afternoon, February 28th.  Johnson recollected that she has been volunteering her time for around twenty-five […]

Great Turn-Out for Job Fair

Great Turn-Out for Job Fair

Elva Macias, labor and employment specialist at the Lamar Workforce Center, said their job fair held Wednesday, September 21st, was very successful, “We actually started early, at 10:30am, because by that point we already had people waiting for the job fair to begin at 11am.”  She estimated that 50 people had taken part in the […]

Shelby Davis, Recipient of Walter Ely Memorial Scholarship

Shelby Davis, Recipient of Walter Ely Memorial Scholarship

Shelby Davis of McClave is this year’s recipient of the Walter Ely Memorial Scholarship, awarded by Southeast Developmental Services. For the past five years, SDS has awarded a $500 scholarship to a deserving high school student who plans to further their educational career. The funds are derived from recycled cans, contributed by donors who are […]

Annual Open House at SDS in Lamar

Annual Open House at SDS in Lamar

  This Thursday, March 31st, Southeastern Developmental Services on South 4th Street in Lamar hosted their annual open house to showcase the services they provide to their clients in the area. SDS has been serving Prowers, Baca, Kiowa and Eastern Bent Counties now going on five decades. One of the main purposes of the assisted living […]

Southeastern Developmental Services Schedules Annual Open House

Southeastern Developmental Services Schedules Annual Open House

SDS, Southeastern Developmental Services, has set Thursday, March 31st for their annual open house at 1111 South 4th Street in Lamar.  Dave Harbour of SDS visited with the Prowers County Commissioners Monday, March 21st to invite them to the annual gathering and for the signing of a proclamation recognizing SDS Awareness Day. Harbour’s update for […]