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LCC Agriculture Department Named Top Postsecondary Program in Colorado

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The Lamar Community College Agriculture department recently received the 2018 Outstanding Postsecondary Program Award for Colorado Agricultural Education.  Greg Cash, LCC faculty and department head, accepted the award from the Colorado Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association at the group's summer conference.

Recap: Prowers County 4-H Mini Livestock Boot Camps

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So, you joined 4-H and you bought yourself your first animal to show at the county fair this year. But now what? What do I feed? How do I clip? What should I do in the show ring? These are all thoughts that have run through every showman's minds at one point in their career.

This year Prowers County 4-H held their first ever mini livestock boot camps. These were held June 11- 13 with each night being a different pairing of species all the way from rabbits to market cattle.  

Simmental-Shorthorn Create Junior Extravaganza 

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Colorado Simmental and Shorthorn youth enjoyed a fun-filled day when the breed associations joined forces to create a "Junior Extravaganza" earlier in June.

Saturday kicked off with fun, educational contests. In the Quiz Bowl, teammates were drawn from a bucket. Youth were asked beef industry questions, ranging from bunk space requirements and body temperature queries, to pedigree and gestation-related questions. The team of Gabri Leone of Fowler and Bryce Hill of Sterling were victorious in the final round of the round-robin contest.

Jensen Named to 2018 Spring Semester Dean's List at Luther College

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Tre Jensen, Luther College junior of Granada, has been named to the 2018 spring semester Dean's List. 

Luther College's spring 2018 Dean's List includes 731 students; 96 first-years, 135 sophomores, 183 juniors and 317 seniors. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and must complete at least 12 credit hours with 10 hours of conventional grades (A, B, C, D).

LCC Names Nolan Collins Head of Women’s Basketball

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Lamar Community College has named former assistant coach Nolan Collins its new head coach of women's basketball.

Collins takes the helm after serving as the assistant coach for two years under former head coach Landon Steele.

"I am just proud of the journey over the last two years. It has been a lot of fun to work alongside Landon Steele, I have learned so much from him," Collins said. "I would like to keep the momentum we've had, that we've built, and just keep it going. Finish in the top half of region again like we've been doing."

GOCO “Generation Wild” Campaign Encourages Outdoor Activities for Kids

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Because so many kids today are over-scheduled, over-screened and over-protected - and spending as little as 4-7 minutes outside each day - the Generation Wild campaign is a movement to change this dynamic by inspiring kids (and moms) to get outside more often, letting their imaginations and curiosity run wild. 

Quilt Workshop Produces Fidget Quilts for Local Dementia/Alzheimer’s Patients

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Before they passed away, both my grandfather and father had dementia. Although its onset probably came much sooner than our family recognized, my dad's decline seemed so very swift. It was heart-wrenching to travel to the nursing home in Missouri to visit him and realize that he didn't know me anymore. He seemed agitated as his hands fidgeted. If only I had known about fidget quilts at that time, I would have loved to create one to help soothe him. These quilts help patients feel more relaxed, thereby improving well-being. The different textures and shapes engage and stimulate the brain.