Prowers County

Galaxy Gallery in Lamar opens to the public

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The Galaxy Gallery, located at 108 North Main in Lamar, has recently opened to provide a showcase for artists of different styles, media, and visions.  The hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and weekends by appointment.

Vincent Gearhart, one of the gallery curators said, "We are very happy to be able to provide artists of all types in southeast Colorado a location where they can have their artwork available for display to the public and not kept in a closet or storage area someplace."

LCC accepting vendor applications for Art, Craft & Food Festival

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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.

LCC Lopes volleyball improves to 10-4 after four-win weekend

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The first match was a too-close-for-comfort win, and the second was a tense almost-but-not-quite loss. Together, they may have unlocked the potential of a team in need of an awakening.

The Lamar Community College volleyball team played its most impressive and consistent volleyball of the young season during a 4-1 showing at the Blue Mountain Inn & Suites Invitational at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely, Colorado, over the weekend.

LLC Lopes Volleyball Team Embraces Challenge of New Season 

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The Lopes know that whatever the 2018 season has in store for them, it won't come easy, but it will be worth it.

With only four returners joined by 11 newcomers, the Lamar Community College volleyball team will rely now more than ever on its strong culture, veteran leadership and team unity as they fight through a schedule peppered with perennial powerhouses and National Tournament hopefuls.

Death Notice - George H. Tempel

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George H. Tempel

December 30, 1934 - August 18, 2018

A celebration of life for lifetime Wiley resident George H. Tempel will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the Wiley United Methodist Church with Reverend Travis Walker officiating. Interment will follow in the Wiley Cemetery. 

Visitation for George will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 24, 2018, at the Peacock Family Chapel. 

Fall semester Starts August 20 at Lamar Community College

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Summer has flown by at Lamar Community College!  With the fall semester less than two weeks away, campus is buzzing with new academic year energy. Registration for the upcoming semester is well underway and most courses will begin the week of August 20.  

Anyone interested in taking courses at LCC this fall should enroll today by visiting lamarcc.edu or contacting Student Services at 719-336-1590. 

Obituary - Mike Benge

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Mike Benge

February 21,1952-August 10, 2018

A memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Mike Benge will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2018, at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating.

Per Mike's request cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation.

Mike was born on February 21, 1952, in Palmyra, Missouri, to Kenneth Myers and Alice Kline, and departed this life Friday August 10, 2018, near Lamar at the age of 66.

Prowers Partners for Progress Launching Annual Car Show this Week

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Prowers Partners for Progress, a non-profit organization, will be hosting what it hopes to be the first annual Downtown Custom & Classic Exposition in downtown Lamar August 17-18. The event will kick off Friday night at 6:00 p.m. with the opening of the Car Art at the DCCE exhibit at the Shore Arts Center at 115 South Main Street.