America's Farmers Grow Rural Education called on local farmers to help nominate rural schools to receive nearly $2.3 million in grants to enhance their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. Local farmers,Eric Ellenberger & Jeff Uhland, answered the call, and the Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, has recognized Kiowa County School District RE-1 in Kiowa County, Colorado with a $25,000 grant.
The Lamar Community College Rodeo team will host its annual Antelope Stampede October 5 through 7 at the Prowers County Sand & Sage Fairgrounds.
Fourteen teams from throughout Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska will compete over three days with performances at 6:00 p.m. Friday, 2:00 p.m. Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. Sunday.
Lamar Community College is currently accepting vendor applications for the 44thAnnual Art, Craft & Food Festival set for November 10. Vendor space is limited, so any interested businesses are encouraged to submit the application as soon as possible to reserve their space.
Vendor applications are available online at lamarcc.edu/about-lcc/communityinvolvement. Applications are due by October 22.
Lamar Community College will celebrate the completion of its new Learning Garden with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, September 20, at 10:30 a.m. The celebration is open to the public and will include light refreshments.
The Learning Garden, located on the grounds just south of the Betz Technology Center, was made possible by a grant from the Colorado Garden Foundation and the hard work of students and faculty in the Agriculture, Construction Trades, and Renewable Energy programs.
Local and area students from Colorado are among 616 who completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, in the summer 2018 term.
Graduates are listed with their degrees and majors and, in parentheses, areas of concentration. The university conferred 149 graduate degrees (master's, Education Specialist and Doctor of Nursing Practice), 454 bachelor's degrees and 13 associate degrees.
Lopes Open Season 4-1 at Quiznos Classic
The Lamar Community College volleyball team is off to its best start since 2013 after going 4-1 at the Quiznos Classic last weekend.
The host Lopes defeated its first three opponents in straight sets before beating Cisco in five and suffering its first loss in four sets to Butler.