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LCC announces winter holiday closures

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Lamar Community College's fall semester has officially come to an end and the holidays are near.  The LCC campus will be closed December 25 through January 2, 2019, so that faculty and staff can spend time with their families.

Certain departments on campus will have additional closures including the Library, The Study (LCC's tutoring center), and Fitness Center.

The Library and The Study closed at the end of the finals week and will reopen again January 7. 

Get a jump start on college financial aid

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(StatePoint) With the changing leaves and autumn chill come a few staples students can count on: fresh notebooks, fall festivals, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Students heading to college next year, returning college students, and grad students can already get started on the FAFSA for academic year 2019-20, which opened for applications on October 1, 2018. Completing the FAFSA is the most important step to qualify for $150 billion available in financial aid including grants, work-study, and federal student loans.

Vilas takes top honors at LCC Knowledge Bowl

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The Vilas High School A-team won top honors and the traveling trophy at the Knowledge Bowl hosted at Lamar Community College Friday, November 2. 

With an overall score of 76 points, the Vilas team toppled Lamar High School, who had won the event for the past three years running. The LHS A team came in second with 72 points, while Plainview A took third with 56.

LCC Lopes Volleyball Season Ends at Region IX Tournament

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The season's end came sooner than hoped, leaving the Lamar Community College volleyball team to reflect on season full of success while learning from its postseason shortcomings.

The Lopes (18-14) fell to Casper in straight sets (20-25, 20-25, 20-25) on October 31 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during the first round of the Region IX Tournament. It was a bitter end for a team with eyes on making a third straight postseason run.