Prowers County

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.

One month left to Apply for SBA disaster loans

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Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Disaster Field Operations Center-West reminds small nonfarm businesses in 13 Colorado counties and neighboring counties in Kansas of the November 29, 2018, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in the following primary counties that began January 23, 2018.

Lopes 2-1 in Texas, finish preseason 14-7

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The Lamar Community College volleyball team will enter Region IX-South play 14-7 after winning two of three in Clarendon, Texas, over the weekend.

The Lopes earned sweeps against Clarendon and Garden City after dropping a five-set battle to Blinn at the Bulldog Classic. The team is home this week for three straight region matches beginning with Northeastern Junior College on Thursday.

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."