Prowers County

Obituary - Donald Lee Graves

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Donald Lee Graves

December 22, 1946 -- March 21, 2023

Donald was born December 22, 1946, to Lee William and Clara Marie (McCracken) Graves and passed away March 21, 2023, at his home in Lamar with his family by his side at the age of 76.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Clara Sheesley; step-father, Roy Sheesley; father, Lee William Graves; step-mothers, Betty Graves and Mable Graves; sister-in-law, Louise Graves; and brother-in-law, Mike Borzillo.

Southeast Colorado students selection for Daniels Scholarship Program

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The Daniels Fund announced its 2023 class of Daniels Scholarship Program recipients. 238 high school seniors across Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming were selected as 2023 Daniels Scholars, including 138 students from Colorado. 

Death Notice - Carolyn LaVerne Spell

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Carolyn LaVerne Spell

April 26, 1940 - March 16, 2023

Carolyn Von Hemel was born April 26, 1940, to Augusta Ross Von Hemel and Beatrice Alta (Watson) Von Hemel in Claremore, Oklahoma.  Carolyn passed away March 16, 2023, at Southeast Colorado Hospital in Springfield. She was 82 years old.

A memorial service will be held in Holly for Carolyn during the summer months, date and time to be determined.

Arrangements are under the direction of Maltbie Funeral Services.

LCC Ranch Horse Team earns impressive ranks at first collegiate competition

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Lamar Community College's ranch horse team earned impressive ranks at The Spring Celebration Show, held at the B.W Pickett Equine Center in Fort Collins. 

This was the team's second show and first collegiate competition.

The riders earned the following placements: