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Santa Fe Trail Day Observed Today

PCDI Begins to Develop Big R Property
By Russ Baldwin

1989 Square Dancers
The Las Animas High School Student Council is proud to present yet another year of festivities: the 76th annual Santa Fe Trail Day. This year (2010) will be the 76th year in a row that Las Animas, Colorado has celebrated the historic Santa Fe Trail. This region is home to a very colorful background and we proudly celebrate all of the people who traveled, settled, lived in this area. On these few days we call “Santa Fe Trail Day” we celebrate the legacy of these Native Americans, Mountain Men, and Settlers who made this area what it is today. Las Animas residents are dedicated to keeping the rich history that Southeastern Colorado has to offer alive. Our goal is to remember our ancestors and honor their struggles, work, and achievements through the festivities of these days. We also encourage other neighboring communities to participate in our celebration. We share this same, rich history with them, as the Santa Fe Trail has shaped this entire area. Las Animas High School Student, Nathalie Kroemer, has won this year’s Santa Fe Trail Day art design contest. She will be receiving $50 and her design (full front, full back design) will be featured on the allcolor 2010 Santa Fe Trail Day TShirts. The History of Santa Fe Trail Day Volume 2 will be on sale. A booth will be set up downtown during the parade and at the Las Animas High School during the afternoon activities. Planned to be only a supplement to last years 400+ page book, it grew to be a good sized book itself due to the many contributions of pictures and stories.

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Lamar Cleanup Day Tomorrow Bent County Courthouse Dedication Tomorrow
(full story next week)

PMC Board of Directors Candidates Profiled Lamar Council Studies Natural Gas Issues
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The Prowers County Development Incorporated Board of Directors decided the Big R warehouse should be fast tracked for a potential business incentive. The warehouse and offices on East Washington Street in Lamar had been donated by the Big R Corporation PCDI shortly after the company decided to consolidate and move their Lamar headquarters in Pueblo. The Big R Retail store is still in operation on East Olive Street. Big R has extended their insurance coverage of the buildings which will be paid for by PCDI. Lamar police Chief Brian Phillips recently toured the facilities with Lisa Nolder, PCDI executive director, on the feasibility of storing some police equipment on site, or making use of some of the office space. Several hundred wooden pallets will also be offered for sale, and a video of the premises will be developed to be used as a presentation for any interested buyer. Board member Lawrence Brase said the property should be put on PCDI’s front burner for marketing potential, and

capitalize as soon as possible on this asset. The property will also be listed on future PCDI budgets as an asset, and a plan will be formulated to determine how best to develop a return on investment on the land and buildings. Board members also suggested that the property be used to attract an outside business first, which could develop new jobs in the community. Board member Gene Millbrand said little would be gained economically just to have one existing business in Lamar or Prowers County move their business onto the property, only to leave that building vacant. A second area of concern for the board is the revamping of the PCDI website. A former Lamar resident who now resides in Colorado Springs, and operates a website development business, is one of several developers who will be contacted, along with the firm that created the website for the town of Holly. PCDI board members will put together a list of ideas of what

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would make the best presentation of Prowers County in a new website and will solicit proposals for development. Board member Marsha Willhite suggested contacting the other municipalities in Prowers County, Granada and Wiley to have their interests represented in the website as well. She added, “These communities will probably have the PCDI website as their community’s sole internet representation.” Board members voted not to renew PCDI’s membership with Action 22, feeling the organization, although comprised of county memberships in southern Colorado, is not geared to represent the direct interests of Prowers County at the state legislature. Board members also declined to post an advertisement in the regionally based, tourism magazine, Discover. Board members also voted to approve the 2010 Organizational Values and Strategic Plan for PCDI, a document that outlines the economic development organization’s mission and vision statement.

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Thank You The Jara Family would like to send a special thanks to everyone for their support and condolences. It is nice to know that we have such thoughtful friends and family who are there to offer help during such difficult times as these. Rosie is loved by many and will be greatly missed. We will hold her in our hearts and memories forever. Thank you and God Bless, The Jara Family

Community News
Nebraska Flyer Finds Field
By Russ Baldwin A faulty oil line caused a few tense moments for a Nebraska pilot this past Tuesday afternoon. Bent County Sheriff Gary Oyen said deputies in Bent and Prowers County had been alerted around 1:30pm, that an experiment, kit-built airplane, piloted by Paul Phillips from Scotts Bluff, Nebraska was having some engine problems. The pilot tried for the Lamar Airport, but in light of smoke developing in the cockpit, decided to try for a safe landing in a vacant field in Bent County. He did just that. Sheriff Oyen said there was no damage or injuries, and by 3pm, the plane had been loaded on to a trailer from Lamar Aviation and taken back for a look at the engine. The plane, en route to Nebraska, landed near CR U and 32, and North about ¾ miles.

Green Light, Clear to Go
By Russ Baldwin

The Lamar Police Department took a closer look at a semi traveling through town this past Wednesday morning. Officers said there was just a look about the vehicle that caused them to pull it over for a closer inspection. The driver had no qualms about letting the K-9 unit get a closer look, and after a brief inspection, all was found to be on the up and up. The driver continued his trip, after a few minutes delay.

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Do you have a little one between the ages of 0 months and 36 months? If so, the Finney County Public Library has created a special story time just for them. We call it Wee Readers! Three times a week on Wednesday @ 10:30 AM, Thursday @ 10:15 AM and Friday @ 10:30 AM, we will meet in the library's Hutchison Room. Bring your wee readers and join us for songs, stories, fingerplays, and fun activities. NEW!! Wee Readers Storytime Night Crawlers! For ages 0-3 2nd & 4th Monday each month at 6:30 PM in the Hutchison Room. No need to preregister! Want more information? Call Madella at: (620) 272-3680 EXT. 281 Finney County Public Library 605 E. Walnut Garden City, KS 67846 wee_readers_fcpl@hotmail.com

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OJC Nurse Pinning Scheduled Today

Nursing students who will be going through the OJC Nurse Pinning Ceremony on April 30 and receiving Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degrees include: Front (l-r) Rylee Casper, Springfield; Robin Pfeifer, Pueblo; Travis McMillan, Las Animas; Jessica Peck, Mission Viejo, Calif.; Jade Sciumbato, Pueblo and Ruth Kathleen Boydstun, Pueblo. Back (l-r) Denise Root, Nursing Director; Vanessa Cerrone, Denver; Carla Rose Kathryn Aguilera, Pueblo; Emily P. Ensminger, Colorado Springs; Tiffany Greenfield, La Junta; Danielle Keasling, Pueblo; Kimberly L. Morlan, La Junta; Lori Rae Hamilton, Nursing Faculty and Krystal Freeland, Fowler.

LA JUNTA — Otero Junior College will honor 13 nursing graduates during Nurse Pinning ceremonies on April 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the Ed Stafford Theatre. Keynote speaker for the ceremony will be nursing faculty member, Lori Rae Hamilton RN MSN. The graduates will be awarded Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (ADN) degrees during commencement ceremonies the following morning on May 1, starting at 10 a.m. in the McDivitt Center. Many of this year’s graduates have spent the past three years working toward their nursing degree. The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing program prepares students for practice as a registered nurse. The full-time degree program is designed to be completed in

two years. Most students spend one or two semesters completing their general academic requirements before applying to the nursing program. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to submit an application to the State Board of Nursing for the Registered Nurse State Licensure Examination. Students who will receive Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degrees include: Carla Rose Kathryn Aguilera, Pueblo; Ruth Kathleen Boydstun, Pueblo; Rylee Casper, Springfield; Vanessa Cerrone, Denver; Emily P. Ensminger, Colorado Springs; Krystal Freeland, Fowler; Tiffany Greenfield, La Junta; Danielle Keasling, Pueblo; Travis McMillan, Las Animas; Kimberly L. Morlan, La Junta; Jessica Peck, Mission Viejo, Calif.; Robin Pfeifer, Pueblo and Jade Sciumbato, Pueblo

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The Lamar Racing Club announces the reopening of Lamar Speedways
“Ladies and gentlemen….start your engines!!” The thunder of engines roaring to life and the cheering of race fans will break the silence in the Arkansas Valley this Saturday evening, May 1st at 6:30 pm. A great program is on tap that will keep everyone excited with a “bang”. For the first time in Lamar, Colorado, the Colorado-Kansas URSS winged Sprint cars will be entertaining the fans as they pump out a thundering 600 horsepower. A field of 25 Sprints is expected to awe the fans. Also, a large field of IMCA Modifieds will be battling for the win with our many local drivers. Super Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Hobby Trucks, Econo’s and Mini Stocks will keep the competition intense as they compete for a piece of opening nights big $9000 purse!! In recent years, many area drivers have increasingly expressed their interest and concern for the survival of stock car racing in the Lamar community. The Lamar Racing Club, originally organized in 1986 to support and promote the wonderful sport of stock car racing in the community with great success, has re-organized with new charter members, guidelines, and policies. Through months of intense work, Lamar Speedways racing surface has been totally reshaped and widened….much wider, curves

Ordway and Fowler Receive USDA Grant Funding
no say in where the meat they purchase at the local grocery store comes from or how it was processed and handled. Tempel hopes the project will service a six county region by nature of its mobility and create multiple jobs for the community. The proposed new enterprise could improve the efficiency of producers’ livestock operations and potentially increase their income.

Agriculture Under Secretary Dallas Tonsager joined State Director Jim Isgar to present two Southeast Colorado entities with Rural Busiwith 80’ smooth straight-aways, with less ness Enterprise Grant (RBEG) funding from banking as to add to the drivers’ skills and the USDA Rural Development totaling $137,000. fans excitement. The Lamar Racing club is operating as a nonprofit club who has obtained a 5 year lease of The Organic Seed Alliance in Ordway was the the Lamar Speedways facility, located one recipient of an $80,000 RBEG to deliver trainmile North of Lamar and then East 1 ½ miles ing and technical services and use of custom on Highway 196. All work and renovations seed cleaning equipment to the Family Farmhave been provided by total volunteer club ers Seed Cooperative (FFSC). FFSC is an members, generous business, and supportive emerging producer-owned specialty organic citizens throughout our community to provide seed marketing enterprise. The project will for you clean restrooms, food to munch on and look to produce high value, hot weather “wet” lots of breath taking action. seed crops such as tomatoes, peppers, melons, squashes, and cucumbers. These crops are This Saturday’s race program will be an ex- well suited to the growing conditions in the citing action packed evening that the entire Arkansas Valley and represent an excellent opfamily won’t want to miss. portunity for job creation and farm diversification. The funding provided by Rural Tickets are: adults $10.00, ages 6-13 $4.00, Development will provide for product develseniors $9.00, 5 and under FREE. Pit passes opment, outreach to recruit additional producare $25.00 with no age restriction. ers and to develop an on-line catalog. Anyone who may be interested in participating in the racing program at Lamar Speedways, whether racing, helping out at the track, sponsorship, or door prizes, please contact the The Southeast Colorado Resource & ConserLamar Racing club, P O Box 501, Lamar, Col- vation District (RC&D) also received a orado 81052. For weather updates and infor- $57,000 RBEG to fund a feasibility study and mation please contact our website: business plan for a new entity in Fowler, CO. lamarracingclub.com Southeast Colorado RC&D will in turn provide the funding to Mr. Curtis Tempel who Don Woller will examine the need for a mobile meat processing facility. Currently the population has

The RBEG program provides grants for rural projects that finance and facilitate development of small and emerging rural businesses help fund business incubators, and help fund employment related adult education programs. To assist with business development, RBEGs may fund a broad array of activities. Eligible applicants include rural public entities (towns, communities, State agencies, and authorities), Indian tribes and rural private non-profit corporation.

USDA Rural Development's mission is to deliver programs in a way that will support increasing economic opportunity and improving the quality of life of rural residents. Further information on rural programs is available at any of Colorado’s six local USDA Rural Development offices or by visiting the web site at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/co

Teacher Job Cuts for Las Animas Schools
By Alex Netherton Nine Las Animas Re-1 School district teachers and teachers aides will not have their contracts renewed for the next school year. After many special meetings by the administration and staff, the final total of those who will not have their contracts renewed came in much lower than originally anticipated. As recently as a month ago, members of the administration and staff feared as many as 24 positions would have to be eliminated, but the staff was able to minimize the damage. Those nine staff members who will feel the budget ax include Travis Murphy, Laurie Brumley, Ray Carver, Valerie Apodaca, Kimberly Henninger and Sarah Huffman as well as Jean Nichols, Shalah Ward and Glen Brown. Two staff members who escaped the ax were Elementary para professionals Philip Marmon and Erika Bales, who instead tendered their resignations to the board and removed themselves from consideration. The announcement of the cuts came toward the end of what started out as a very somber meeting as Superintendent Scott Cuckow talked of the recent loss of three people who were and are very near and dear to the hearts of many administration, students and staff of the school district. Cuckow said he misses many things about Josh Gardner, especially his sparkle and his diesel pickup that used to rumble by Cuckows' house to let him know he was on the way to school. As for the loss of Ty Six, Cuckow said it was an honor and a privilege to have been a friend of someone like Six. Cuckow said Six never made any excuses and always did his best to make the best of a bad situation, no matter the circumstances. Of the recent loss of Peter Wybenga, Cuckow said he will miss the energizer who always pushed everyone he came into contact with to always do their very best, no matter whether it was in school or in everyday life. The board also gave their approval to the calendar for the coming year which will remain on the four-day school week schedule and is highlighted by Josh Gardner day, which will be observed on March 17. Superintendent Cuckow said the student council came up with the idea of having the day, which will be observed at least until the class that Gardner was a member of, graduates. The first day of school will be August 18, while the final day of school for students will be May 24. The board was also addressed by Future Business Leaders of America sponsor Addie Wallace and the organizations vice President Dalton Gallegos, who spoke of the many accomplishments and projects that he and his organization have completed. Among those activities are the adoption of a two mile stretch of highway just west of Las Animas. Wallace said Gallegos was instrumental in getting the mayor and the county commissioners to designate a week this month as FBLA week. Wallace said she was further impressed by the efforts of Galllegos, when he got the Governor to officially recognize FBLA week across the state. Gallegos briefed the board about the annual FBLA banquet, held this year on Tuesday, May 11, starting at 5pm. Dinner will be from 5-6pm, with an interactive presentation starting at 6pm. It’s designed to help business people work better with those around them and get all they can out of themselves and those around them. Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased by calling 468-6977. Reservations must be made no later than the 4th.

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La Junta Church News
The First Church of God, 9th & Carson, La Junta invite you to attend some of our new services. We are adding a special prayer time beginning at 9 am before our regular Sunday morning service. Sunday school at 9:30 and Morning Worship begin at 10:45. Also new to the church will be the "212 community" youth group kick-off. This youth service will begin at 6 pm. This is open for 6th grade thru high school and college. This type of youth program is new to our part of the state and all young people are welcome. Our special bible study is Tuesday evening beginning at 7 pm at Wendy’s. Also on Tuesdays at the church, our worship team will begin practice for the Sunday morning worship music. If you would like to bring a song or play an instrument, please practice with the team. All are welcome! Our Wednesday evening service will begin at 6:15 for prayer time and the new Contemporary worship service will follow at 7 pm. Our annual work and special cleaning day at the church will be this Saturday morning. We will have our annual yard sale the church on May 8th. Please call the church 384-5515 if you have questions about any of our services. Also, if you want more information about the Church of God please go to our web site, www.chog.org.

La Junta Senior Dance Update
We are having very nice attendance at our Friday evening dances at the La Junta Senior Center. Of late, the weather as been a little cool but it has not stopped the crowds. I check the forecast for this Friday and it is supposed to be a real nice day and evening! Let celebrate this Friday with record attendance. Our band will be Butch and Malinda from Las Animas. The dance will begin at 7:30 pm at 102 East 2nd street. The only improvements we really need at our dances are about 10 to 12 more men that like to dance. We have several single women and most are excellent dancers. We break at 9 pm for snacks, visiting and the drawings are a lot of fun. Our dances are open to all ages. The cost is $4.00.

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La Junta High School Prom King and Queen: Arnold Clem and Jeryl Sandoval
By Bette McFarren

Queen Jeryl Sandoval and King Arnold Clem at La Junta High School Senior Prom.
Saturday night, April 24, La Junta High School prom crowned its traditional king and queen. Seniors in the running represent scholarly, successful students demonstrating dedication and involvement throughout their high school years. For prom king, the nominees were Jeff Fouracre, Jace Noe, Matt Fouracre, Jared Martinez, and Arnold Clem. For prom queen, the nominees were Angela Hernandez, Lisa Chastain, Kristie Haberman, Lauren Shand, and Jeryl Sandoval. Prom King Arnold Clem has been involved in La Junta High School Student Council and Future Business Leaders of America for all four years, and served as co-president of Student Council as well as vice president of FBLA. He has been in jazz band and on the Knowledge Bowl team for three years, as well as National Honor Society and PRIDE Team for two years. He has been class treasurer. Clem represented himself and his peers with integrity through his positions a High School Accountability Committee secretary and District Accountability Committee High School representative. Clem is probably best known to the public for his roles in the drama productions “Aladdin” and “Aida,” in which he played leading roles. Clem will attend Colorado Christian University, majoring in psychology and minoring in theology. Prom Queen Jeryl Sandoval has been involved in the National Honor Society for two years and is currently serving as the 20092010 Student Council Secretary, having lettered in Student Council her sophomore and junior years. She was a founding member of the PRIDE team, participating in the group for three years, served on the EPYCS/Pawsitive Impact (administration of El Pomar grants) for two years and Knowledge Bowl team for one year. She was in concert and marching band for two years and is a fouryear member of Hi Teens. She is the CoFounder of Philosophy Fridays. Sandoval is probably best known, however, as an athlete. She received a varsity letter in softball all four years of her high school career, serving as catcher for the Lady Tigers, and also participated in track four years and swimming one year. She will attend Colorado School of Mines, majoring in biological engineering.

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Bent County Health Care Center Honors Volunteers
From Kathleen Tomlin

Pickin’ and Grinnin’ in La Junta
By Bette McFarren

Palmer Divide performs at La Junta's Picketwire Theater: (left to right) Mickey Stinnett, Dustin Reed, Jody Adams, Greg Reed.
L a Junta’s Picketwire Theater Saturday night hosted the pure driving bluegrass music of Palmer Divide. Featured performers were Jody Adams, Vocals/Mandolin/Fiddle/Guitar; Dustin Reed, Upright Bass; Greg Reed, Vocals/Guitar/Mandolin and Dustin’s father; and Mickey Stinnett, Vocals/Resonator

Guitar/Banjo. The group’s recent hits include “Red Dirt on My Shoes,” which may be heard on Sirius radio. Jody Adams, feature singer and principal songwriter, has performed with the Air Force Academy Band, the Grand Old Opry, The Nashville Network, and at the White House for Presidents Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. The Picketwire audience especially enjoyed his rendition of “Long Gone Baby” (which sounds

Pictured: Standing in back L-R Diane Hutson, Bob Branson, Anita Hyatt, Rev. Charles Harder, JoAnne Miller, Flavio Gallegos, Linda Martin, Lorraine Miller, Kay Hemphill, Cheri Martenson, Anita Sherman, Vivian Pitts, Bonnie Failing, Char Starr, Nellie Childers, and Lisa Trigilio. Sitting L-R Zola Six, Ruth Smith, Cleva Bourne, Betty Helphingstine, Wilma Cloutman, Vidalia Garcia, Forrestine Odell, Ila Eckenrode, Margaret Moody, Colleen Tyree, LaVerne Freed and Delores Johnson. Kneeling in front, Kathleen Tomlin, Betty Tanner and Deanna Burket.
All Volunteers were honored at the BCHCC Thursday morning with their annual brunch at the Prairie View Village Assisted Living Center Dining Room. A delicious breakfast was prepared by Bev and the crew from Dietary and served by staff. There were 42 volunteers present for the event and certificates and goodies will be mailed to those not able to attend. Invocation was by new Baptist minister, Rev. Charles Harder. Barb Martin, Administrator, and Misty Cloutman, Activities Director expressed appreciation. Barb said that volunteers brings us love and energy and make our HealthCare Center very special. Misty quoted Albert Schweitzer, “Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.” Linda Martin, volunteer, commented that when a relative was being cared for here, they had excellent care and this nursing home was quoted as being, “The best in the Valley.”

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Otero County Workforce Training Made More Attractive
By Bette McFarren #1 for repair of Otero County roads. Landfill Site #1 is in the process of being closed. In exchange, Otero County will haul into Landfill Site #1 an equal amount of suitable soils from Landfill Site #2 at no cost to OCLI. Otero County agreed to keep a written record of the cubic yards of road base materials taken from as well as cubic yards of soil hauled to Landfill #1. Lance Benninghoff, departing intern, made his last report to the Commissioners. He will be honored at a reception in Room 107 of the Otero County Courthouse, 2-4 pm on Friday, April 30. Benninghoff has been of great help to the County in revising the Land Usage Code and improving the IT system, establishing a website for the county with sections for each department. He is a city boy and a great deal of fun centered around Kevin Karney introducing him to ranch life. “I’ve never been so scared in my life,” laughed Benninghoff in his last report. He also thanked all the Commissioners, including Bob Bauserman, for the education they have given him, with special notice of Jean Hinkle, County Administrator. Hinkle remarked that Benninghoff came on board only fifteen days after she did, making them partners in learning and doing their jobs. The new intern, Mike Ulrich, is working with Darryl Schulz in Land Use. Schulz announced an upcoming vacancy on the Planning Commission Board from the area around Swink. Anyone wishing to apply for the position should submit a letter of interest expressing the desire to serve and the reason by the end of May. Don Lewis, filling out the term of Bill Milenski, does not wish to continue in the position. The new Planning Commission Board member will join Tom Petty from the Fowler area; Ben Rodriguez, Rocky Ford area; Bill Piquette, La Junta area; and Jerry Day, Cheraw area. In the Planning Commission meeting preceding the Board meeting, Schulz discussed three matters, all of which were approved by the Commissioners. Jerry and Nita Bay were given permission to expand their dwelling. Esther Wilson and Ira Roberts were reviewed for their land use as an RV repair shop on County Road 19 & HH. The two year review for the La Junta Golf Association was changed to a five year review, as the funds for a prospective nine hole expansion are not currently available.

Lance's Last Report: Lance Benninghoff, departing Otero County intern, made his last report to the Otero County Commissioners.
In an effort to attract more trainees, and at the suggestion of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, the Otero County Workforce Center will offer to trainees rent/mortgage payments, utility assistance, basic dental and medical expenses, prescriptions, transportation, food costs, child care, and clothing needed to assist in job readiness. These amenities will be available on a reimbursement basis to the applicant for a maximum period of three months. The next training period starts on May 25; applicants should contact the Workforce Center in Rocky Ford. The training available is for manufacturing jobs, such as welding. Total amount of this American Recovery and Reconstruction Act funding to Otero County is $82,076. In another mutually beneficial arrangement, the Otero County Commissioners adopted an agreement between the County and Otero County Landfill, Inc. OCLI agreed that the Otero County Road and Bridge Department may use road base materials stockpiled on Landfill Site

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Five Candidates Vie for Three PMC Board Seats
By Russ Baldwin Election ballots for the five candidates must Registered Nurses, and Dr. Paul Yoon, Lamar be submitted to Prowers Medical Center by dentist. Three positions are open on the Tuesday, May 4, 2010. Chief Financial Offi- Board. Geoge Gotto, board member will not cer, Randy Nightengale is the election official run for re-election. Each candidate was ofat the hospital. The five candidates are Jan fered an opportunity to make a presentation Hall, Larry Romine, both incumbents and for their candidacy. Marge Campbell and Candy Ruedeman, both

Marge Campbell, Candidate for PMC Board of Director
I am a life long resident of Prowers County and I have spent the past thirty-four years providing care to this community. I began my career in 1976 as a volunteer with the Lamar Ambulance. I continue to volunteer with the Holly Ambulance Service as time allows. In 1981 I graduated as a Registered Nurse and my primary focus has been providing emergency care to the people of our community. I worked at PMC for over 30 years, most of that time in the Emergency Department; both as a staff nurse and a Supervisor. I am currently employed full time at Trans Care Ambulance. I am the Operations Supervisor for the Southeastern Division, as well as the Advanced Life Support Provider on my scheduled shifts. In addition, I work part-time at Greeley County Hospital in Tribune, KS. I believe I am well-qualified to fill a position on PMC’s board of directors. My many years of experience allows me to readily identify areas for improvement, and to devise strategies to meet those goals. My knowledge of quality patient care would be beneficial in a setting that t far too often is becoming more and more about money, and less and less about the patient. As a board member, my initial focus would be on recruiting quality physicians to our community. Is that difficult? Yes! Is it impossible? No! Allow me to use Tribune as an example. In 2008, the most recent date I could find, the population was listed at 678. Yet this small community is home to five, full-time physicians! There is no reason our community can’t be comparable! My second area of focus would be in the education of the newer, younger staff at PMC. In order to learns and grow, you must be given the tools and the opportunity. One does not graduate in your chosen field knowing everything you need to know to move forward. In fact, graduating means you have met the minimum requirements for doing so. The desire to learn should never stop—especially in the health care field where things are so rapidly changing. As a board member, I am willing and able to speak to not only the community members, but to the PMC employees themselves. I would be readily accessible to all! Is my understanding that it is currently strongly discouraged for PMC staff to speak directly to member of the Board regarding their concerns for the hospital. That would be counter-productive, for who knows better the problems (and possible solutions) than those who work “in the trenches” day to day? In closing, I have long believed that there needs to be actual health care providers on any hospital board. In the upcoming election on May 4th, you have the opportunity to make that happen in this community. Between myself and Candy Ruedeman, another current candidate, you have the opportunity to bring over 76 years of combined experience to work for you! We would both appreciate your vote and you have our promise to work very diligently to provide you with excellent medical care, locally. After all, it’s about you, the patient Marge Campbell, R.N.

The Red Hat Ladies will meet at Trail West Restaurant in the Village Center off Main , Lamar at 11:30 am Saturday May 1. 2010.
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Larry Romine, Candidate for PMC Board of Director
I am currently retired and was an educator for Lamar School District for more than 35 years. I was a teacher for more than 20 years and an administrator for more than 10 years. I also owned or co-owned my own retail businesses, Larry’s Sporting Goods and Romine’s Department Store, in Lamar for several years. I have served as a member of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce Board as well as currently on the Lamar Planning and Zoning Commission. I have served as a member of the Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors since 2009. During this time I believe that we have accomplished many things that have improved the healthcare of the families in southeast Colorado. These include: 2001- High Plains Community Health Center acquired land from PMC to build new clinic at their current location. The “Women's Health Center” was developed in the old location of HPCHC medical Clinic. 2002- Filmless Imaging became available at PMC and PYXIS Medication System introduced at PMC 2003- Building Expansion Project - New inpatient wing ground-breaking making all patient rooms private rooms. 2004- Received Critical Access Hospital (CAH) designation - 08/01/2004 2005- Patients moved into new “Inpatient Wing”. 2006- Installation of Awarix - Patient Care Visibility System -improving patient safety and quality of care. 2007- Received Grant through the Colorado Trust to assist us in our efforts to provide Interpretation and Translation Services. 2008- Opened Convenient Care Clinic expanding services to evening hours 4 - 8 pm M-F Over this period I have supported the purchase of a 32 slice CT Scanner; the upgrade of Mammography from film to digital imaging; and updated Teleradiology equipment. Also, supported many other technological upgrades such as the wireless patient telemetry system that made patient care more efficient and convenient for families. The concerns that I have are keeping PMC financially sound and finding the most talented and competent personnel to serve our community and PMC in the healthcare arena.

Candy Ruedeman, Candidate for PMC Board of Director
I have been a Professional Registered Nurse for over forty years. In that time I have worked in Intensive Care Units, Emergency Departments, and Medical/Surgical Units. My career has taken me to Home Health, teaching, and many years in management. I feel I have a great deal to offer the community members that rely on Prowers Medical Center for their well being. I will bring the expertise of my professional experience to the Board. I feel it is of utmost importance to have someone with this kind of knowledge in that position. Currently I am working in the office of Hilton C. Ray, MD. It is so satisfying to be able to work with patients, answer their questions to the best of my ability, do patient teaching, and take part in the caring environment offered in the office. My husband, Skip and I have lived in Lamar for twenty-eight years. We have raised jour family here. My community connection is strong. If you have questions as to what I think about my responsibility as a Board member, please contact me. I would truly appreciate your vote on May 2, 2010.

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STAY HEALTHY AND ALIVE – DRUG AWARENESS, METH LAB RECOGNITION AND PERSONAL SAFETY May 10, 2010 Prowers County DHS 1001 S. Main Street Mezzanine Room Lamar, CO 81052 8:30 am – 4:30pm

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player, Dustin Reed, was quite evident, despite the younger Reed’s long blond hair. The sound of a good upright bass carried the beat of the bluegrass through the small and acoustically superior auditorium. Sitting in front of a big Peavey speaker did not shock the ears with this group. Mickey Stinnett is a Virginia native who migrated west during Colorado’s blizzard of 1997, to join with Boulder songwriter Benny Galloway and Greg Reed. He played in the Boulder based band

Stinnett autographs CD at intermission.
a lot like “New River Train”) and “Legend of Baby Doe.” His gravelly voice proclaims the spirit of bluegrass alive and well and “Straight Out of the Ground” for a hundred years (wouldn’t that be more like two hundred years?). Greg Reed would be the matinee idol type of the group, featured in ballads such as “Tide Is Gonna Turn” and “The Silence Says It All.” His resemblance to the youngest member of the band, his son and the upright bass

The Cletus Brothers. He is also a graphic artist, luthier, and former free-agent placekicker with the New England Patriots. The group drew a standing ovation from the La Junta audience of approximately two hundred bluegrass and just plain live music enthusiasts, who were rewarded with an encore.

City of Lamar C ean-up
CITIZENS!

Saturday May 1, 2010 7am-4pm

All items must be placed at your front curb no later than 7:00 a.m. The clean-up crews will only visit your neighborhood once. Items must not be placed outside overnight. Please keep items separated if possible.

Items that will be accepted
• • • • Latex/Oil Base Paint • Tires • Tree Limbs & Yard Waste Used Oil/Antifreeze • Used Oil Filters (must be free from all oil) White Goods (refrigerators, freezers, washer, dryers, televisions, computers) Treated Wood (railroad ties, bridge timbers, fence posts, telephone poles)

Items that are NOT accepted
• Demolition Debris/Asbestos • • • • • Junk Vehicles • Burn Barrels

Items that need to be delivered to the Fire Department
Lead Acid Batteries • Fluorescent Light Bulbs Pesticides (only household and/or herbicides) Poison (only household hazardous waste, cleaners, solvents, rodent control) Liquids (must be labeled with the identity of the liquid)

If you need your hazardous waste picked up the day of the clean-up event, please call Sara at 336-2002. Free Dump Weekend! City Landfill and City Transfer Station

For more information or if you would like to volunteer, please call Public Works Department at 336-2002 or Lamar Main Street at 688-8073.

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Community News
Lamar City Council Hears Local Gas Production Concerns
By Russ Baldwin Local Gas Production The Lamar city council was asked to intercede on behalf of a local group of natural gas producers, facing the prospect of Atmos Gas in Lamar no longer purchasing their natural gas. Lamar has a franchise agreement with Atmos Gas, which supplies most of the natural gas customers in the city. Eighty percent of the gas used locally is produced by Colorado Interstate Gas, CIG, and routed through a series of interconnects, by pipeline. Bob Frazier, Vice President of Operations at Renegade Oil and Gas outlined the development for the council during their regular meeting this past Monday evening. Frazier said he and other local producers received a letter from Atmos, stating the company, because of concerns dealing with future costs of filtration of their gas, would discontinue their purchases from Renegade, Prowers Gas Gathering, Great Western Drilling, Renco Gathering, Berry Energy and others. Tom Schlesener, Operations Supervisor for Atmos Energy stated that because of the high nitrogen content of the gas provided locally, plus other ‘heavies’ or trace elements found in the local natural gas, Atmos, as a cost saving move, would not be purchasing their gas. The cost of filtering the heavier elements from the gas, plus the extraction of the nitrogen would prove too costly. Nitrogen is an inert element, found in natural gas, but the percentage of content regulates the ‘heat’ at which natural gas is burned. Too much or too little nitrogen content requires it to be regulated the same way octane ethanol content is blended into gasoline. Asked if there was a deadline or calendar date for this proposed transition,Schlesener said there was not, but was being considered by his company at this time. Frazier said there would be a cumulative financial impact to the area because his and other businesses would cease to operate. The result he said would be a loss of jobs, increased costs to Atmos customers, lost mineral royalties to local landowners and a drop in the tax base to the city and the county. On that note, Prowers county commissioner Gene Millbrand said the financial impact to the county and city would be realized from potential loss of grants from DoLA, state Department of Local Affairs. Millbrand said the DoLA grants, amounting to $9 million to the county over ten years, and $1.3 million to the city, might evaporate. Those grants, he said, come from revenue taxes from energy and mineral production from property owners in the county, much of it from natural gas production. The discussions will continue, as Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner asked Atmos representative Tom Schlesener to make a presentation about his company’s plans at a future council meeting. Feed the Starving Children Update Reverend Rorie Gillespie, representing the Lamar Ministerial Althe first night, last Thursday, and 690 people turned out from the community for the three event that concluded last Saturday. Gillespie said, “We had some three and four year olds who were helping out, and some citizens who were in their 70’s and 80’s, plus one person who was blind came out, and was able to contribute to the evening.” The reverend left the door open about a future event, saying it was just a little too early to start planning that far ahead. Proclamations Several Proclamations were read. Jeff Graves, Exalted Ruler for Elks Lodge 1319 read a proclamation declaring the first week in May as Youth Week. He told the council the Elks will sponsor an event that week in tribute to the junior citizens of the community. Elmer Roberts from the SOS Center in Lamar read a proclamation declaring May as Old Americans Month, stating that Lamar has 1,800 citizens age 60 or older, and senior citizens, particularly the growing segment of Baby Boomers are still making noticeable contributions to their communities across the country. Sandy Summers and Debra Loper read a final proclamation declaring the week of May 6-12 as National Nurses Week. Hirings Administrator Stock brought back an agenda item from the last council session, hiring to fill vacancies within the city’s water department on a timely basis. There are two vacancies in the department, and the council voted to hire to fill one of them. Stock asked the council to consider requiring council approval to fill future vacancies. He said the process of reviewing the need for the position, in light of a tight budget, did not offer as much of a savings as had been anticipated. He said future efforts will be developed to produce more extensive record keeping to show dollar impact over a delay in hiring, versus potential savings, and impact to the department’s performance for the city, in light of the vacant position. Stock said one option will be to start more far reaching advertising for the open positions, specifically for certified positions. He added the next council meeting will offer a quarterly report on the budget, and that will allow the council to assess the affordability for future hires. On another hiring note, the council voted to move ahead to hire two open positions for the city library. Debbie Reynolds, Lamar Librarian said she has had an open position since January, and has been promoting individuals from within her staff to fill that gap, but there has been a turn-around which still leaves them with one open position. She said she will still fall within the 2010 budget for her staff, and be ready to handle the expected increase on library demands for the approaching summer season. Citizens Field Funding The city will move ahead with completion of Citizens Field at the Sports Complex. The council voted to authorize $36,000 for the immediate purchase of sod for the second field, and the irrigation equipment, plus maintenance for the fields for the next three months. Councilman Skip Ruedeman said the local World Series Committee decided to allocate the funding needed to move ahead on the project, using proceeds from the initial World Series games held on the first field at the complex this past summer. A local third party has made a tentative promise to pay the necessary $40,000 contract fees for the next games when they are awarded to Lamar. The recommendation to purchase the sod sets a cap at $36,000 and an amendment for the mayor to authorize the contract, pending approval from the city attorney. Emick Tower Agreement The council approved the contract agreement with the Emick family’s donation of water tower and windmill equipment to be displayed at the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center. The Emick’s have donated a wood windmill, tower and wooden water tank which is currently being set up to display with the steam locomotive at the chamber offices. The city has agreed to insure the display while on city property, but the Emick family will retain ownership of all donated equipment and will repair it at their expense. It will be on display for as long as the Emick’s decide to do so. Final preparations are expected to be completed in time for the annual Lamar Days Celebration, set for May 14-16th. Equipment Purchase The council approved the purchase of a used compactor roller for $16,500. The demonstrator model has 1300 hours use and is in good shape. The city has two rollers, both of which are 25 years old. They are used to compact street materials, asphalt, and backfilled utility trenches. One is in use; the other is used for parts. The city came into some unexpected revenues, totaling $29,850 from the sale of surplus equipment and scrap metal last year. Additional sales are expected later this year. Code Adoption The council approved on first reading, an ordinance adopting the 2006 Edition of the International Existing Building Code. According to chief building official, Bobby Ward, the adoption of this code will allow commercial and industrial property owners, an option between two existing codes in the city. The newer code is commonly referred to as an historical code, which offers more leeway pertaining to regulations and will be used by the Urban Renewal Project for future property development. Misc. City administrator Ron Stock reminded council the Spring city clean up day will take place this Saturday, May 1, the monthly council informal breakfast will be held at the LCC cafeteria on Wednesday, May 5 and Cinco de Mayo has been planned for Saturday, May 8 at North Side Park.

liance offered a brief recap of how well the Feed the Starving Children project went last week at the Lamar Community Building. He praised the crew at the building, stating the organizers from Minnesota commented on how well the event was prepared and that the building was perfect for their needs. Gillespie said $17,000 in contributions was needed, and to date he had received $16,979.05, with more pledged checks coming in. Of the 100,000 meals to be shipped overseas, 106,920 were assembled. Gillespie told the council, “That amount of food will feed 293 children for an entire year.” The level of volunteerism was outstanding, he continued. There were almost 200 people

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Sports News
Empire Conference Champion ‘Lopes’, Rack Up Wins
This past Sunday and Monday the Lamar Community College Baseball team traveled to Scottsbluff, NE to take on Western Nebraska Community College in a four-game conference series. The Lopes came away winning three of the four games. On both days, weather created challenging playing conditions with a cold crosswind of about 4045 mph’s each day. The Lopes were shut out for the first time all season in game one losing 9-0. Michael Oberto (10-2) took the loss in an uncharacteristically poor performance, lasting only four innings and giving up eight runs. Kyle Cranfill was called on to pitch the last two innings. The Western Nebraska freshman left-hander had the Lopes’ number all day throwing a three hit shutout for a complete game. Tanner Waite and Spenser Smith each collecting two.

Agricultural News
USDA Releases Ag Transportation Study
April 27, 2010 by Bob Meyer The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a comprehensive report on agricultural transportation in the United States on Tuesday. The report, Study of Rural Transportation Issues, was mandated by the 2008 Farm Bill and covers the four major modes of transportation commonly used by agriculture in the United States-truck, rail, barge, and ocean vessel. Agriculture is the largest user of freight transportation in the United States and the study looks at the four main modes used: trucking, railroads, barges, and ocean vessels. The report finds global demand for our agricultural products has changed rapidly with dramatic increases in production and consumption of corn and soybeans. During the last five years, half of the American wheat crop, 36 percent of the soybean crop and 19 percent of the corn crop were exported. It also projects continued growth in demand thus the need for agricultural transportation will likewise increase. pecially in the West. “Railroads transport nearly all the grains and oilseeds produced in Montana, more than 70 percent of the commodities produced in North Dakota, and more than half of those produced in Arizona, Oklahoma, and South Dakota.” The report also addresses the growing biofuels industry and the transportation needs that presents. With the implementation of the newest Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) the system will need to be able to transport 36 billion gallons of biofuels from the Corn Belt to the nation. EPA estimates 40 unit train destinations will be needed for that service; there are currently 13 unit train destinations. Even with the transition to cellulosic ethanol, the main area of production will be in the middle of the country due to the abundance of crop residue. As for waterways; “Barges move more than a third of our corn exports and 17 percent of our soybean exports through the New Orleans region along the Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway.” The market share of barges has been slowly shrinking for a number of years, and traffic on these waterways has declined. Although aging, the locks and dams on the system are generally reliable. As locks age, however, repairs and maintenance become more extensive and expensive. Funding for new waterway projects is nearly depleted, and there is a growing funding gap to finance ongoing projects. The report calls for “A consensus on the best way to tackle these funding issues is needed.” Trucking remains the biggest element in agricultural transportation. The industry carries 70 percent of the tonnage of agricultural, food, forest products, alcohols, and fertilizers. Furthermore, more than 80 percent of the nation’s cities and communities are served exclusively by trucks. The industry is highly competitive in that half of the trucking companies in the country consist of one truck and one owner. This competition keeps rates low to the point 95 percent of operating revenue goes into operating costs. Some have called for an increase of load limits to 97,000 pounds with a sixth axle on Interstate highways but the report finds the advantage would not justify the increase in wear on highways and bridges. Ocean transportation handles more than half of U.S. agricultural exports and while the recession has prompted a decrease in the available fleet, demand is expected to rebound and grow so “Infrastructure and technological improvements are needed at U.S. ocean ports to expand capacity to accommodate the forecast growth.” In summary, the report notes that while the four modes which make up the U.S. ag transportation system work in unison, each mode is controlled and regulated by different agency. It concludes that, “Investment and planning could be better focused if it were more systembased. A systems-based approach could identify choke points in the network, and investments could be targeted to improve the interaction between modes.” Source: Brownfield Agriculture News Network

In game three, the Lopes picked up a 2-1 victory with solid pitching by Arturo Maltos-Garcia (7-1) going five innings giving up three hits and no earned runs. Brandon WardHersee came in relief during the sixth inning with two men and no outs to pick up his 21st save in the final two innings. The Lopes collected six hits, but constantly made hard line drive outs all day. Travis Hayes finished with two hits, and Max Milot, Eric Dorton, Logan Lippert, and Spenser Smith each collected one.

Game four also went the Lopes’ way with a 6-1 victory with Shane Dedig (6-2) throwing a complete game, Game two was back in the Lopes’ three-hitter. At the plate, the Lopes favor with a 5-3 win in eight in- collected six hits with Eric Dorton nings. Shane Zaruba (7-0) pitched going two for three with a two-run six innings of no decision, allowing home run in the third and two RBI’s. three runs on three hits. Freshman Tanner Waite went one for two with It is noted that while the four modes closer Brandon Ward-Hersee (2-1, two RBI’s. of transportation work together to 21 saves) came in relief to pitch two deliver agricultural products, the innings to pick up the win while striking out five. Brandon is cur- The Lopes are currently 41-10 and four are regulated differently. Railrently the national leader in saves finished 24-6 in conference play. roads and ocean shipping are exand individual pitching. At the The 41 wins is currently the most in empt from many anti-trust laws and plate, the Lopes pounded out thir- all of NJCAA Division I baseball the report states the lack of competition has the potential to reduce teen hits with Eric Dorton and this season. service and raise rates. However, it Logan Lippert collecting three, and was also found that since deregulation in 1981, railroad productivity Top 4 Conference teams: has increased greatly, rates have fallen for many shippers yet the fiRecord Games Remaining nancial health of the railroads has Lamar Community College 24-6 0 improved benefiting farmers and Western Nebraska Community College 15-13 2 rural areas. Trinidad State Junior College 14-13 3 McCook Community College 14-15 1 Rail continues to be the main source of transportation for agriculture es-

LCC Rodeo Team Wraps Up Regular Season
Chelsie Willhoite led the Lamar Community College Rodeo team this weekend at Sterling with a second place finish in Breakaway Roping, and a third place finish in Team Roping with Ty Ingo. Kendra Hemphill was fourth in Breakaway Roping and Tyler Schnaufer won third in Tie-down Roping. The team will compete in the final regular season rodeo this weekend at the University of Wyoming rodeo in Laramie. It will be the last opportunity to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo. “It’s been a good year for the Lopes,” commented Fred Sherwood, LCC Rodeo Coach, “Zack Parkin, Tyler Schnaufer, Chelsie Willhoite, and Tyler Ingo all have realistic chances to make the National finals. We’ll see if we can make that happen with successful runs this weekend."

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Agricultural News
McClave FFA “Climbing Towards the Top on a Quest for Success”
By Sydney Curley In 1928, Career Development Events (CDEs) were designed to prepare students for careers in agriculture. These events are for the students who ask, “When will I ever need to know this in real life?” CDEs are meant to demonstrate the relationship between classroom instruction and real-life scenarios. The McClave FFA Chapter attended the annual District CDEs held in Lamar at the Wellness Center. The members present were competing for the chance to compete at State CDEs in Fort Collins in May. In the past McClave has been well represented by its FFA members; new FFA Advisor Ashley Hudson expected nothing less than excellence out of her students. McClave FFA members participated in Land Judging, Floriculture, Horse Judging, Ag Mechanics, Meats Evaluation and Job Interview contests. The Land Judging team consisted of six freshmen, Camie Idler, Sara Turner, Ashur Wiedrich, Dillan Kelley, Kelsey Knight, and Jonathan Ceron. Kelsey Knight earned the High Individual award, and the team placed first in the district. The top four finishers from the Land Judging team, Kelsey Knight, Jonathan Ceron, Ashur Wiedrich, and Camie Idler will continue onto state competition. As a team, Floriculture placed third in the district, and will continue onto state with team members Deanna Burket, Bobbie McClave, Tasha Idler, and Sydney Curley. Team member Tasha Idler placed third in the district as an individual. The Horse Judging team, Shelby Cain-Canfield, Brock Martin, and Chase Morris, finished third in the district. The Ag Mechanics group

Public Notice
NOTICE CONCERNING A VARIANCE/ INTERPRETATION TO THE LAMAR ZONING ORDINANCE Take notice that at a regular meeting to be held at 7:00 p.m., on 5/6/10 , in the Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 102 East Parmenter, Lamar, Colorado, the Adjustment and Appeals Board will hear the application of: Hank D. Bauer for a variance of the Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance # 839) as the same affects the property situated in the City of Lamar, County of Prowers and State of Colorado, Legally described as:

Bovine Trichomoniasis Update Talk to Your Veterinarian, Test Your Herd
LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds cattle owners to test their herd for Bovine Trichomoniasis. “Testing and monitoring herds for trichomoniasis is the best method of controlling this infection,” said State Veterinarian, Dr. Keith Roehr. “Cattle owners should talk to their veterinarian to determine the best management practices for their herd.” As of April 26, 2010, there is one positive “trich” location in Colorado. So far this year, two Colorado counties have had positive trich cases: Crowley and Prowers. An updated map highlighting Colorado counties with trichomoniasis locations can be found at www.colorado.gov/ag. A map detailing trichomoniasis sample submissions by county and the prevalence for trichomoniasispositive counties can also be found on our website. “The Department has seen a decrease in the number of positive trich cases and is encouraged by these numbers; this shows that the livestock industry and the CDA mitigation efforts have been working,” continued Roehr, “but this doesn’t mean ranchers should decrease their testing rates. It is important to remember that this infection does not respect county lines.” Positive Trich Locations Number of Colorado Counties 2009 16 9 2008 43 17 2007 32 13 “Trich” is a costly, yet preventable, infection that can affect dairy and beef cattle. If bulls become infected, the percentage of open cows

Lots 10 and 11, and portion of vacated alley adjoining, Block 71, consisting of Kane Spady, Bo KarHolmes and Parmenter Subdivision. ney, and Wacey Turner placed sixth in the district. Meat Evaluation team And more commonly known as: members included Tate Mauser and 311 W. Chestnut Keaton Sloan. Alexandrea (Snowy) Grover competed in Job interview The variance/interpretation for which application has been made is: and won first place in the district Owner would like to add on to a garage within one foot of the side and fourth in the region; she will property line in an R-2 zone. continue onto state as well. Adrianne Cline, Jordan Melgoza, Karlee Stuart, and Gabe Benabides, mem- Any person may appear before the Adjustment and Appeals Board at the time and bers of the Ag Issues team will give place stated above to be heard on the proposed variance. a presentation on the pros and cons /s/ Bobby J. Ward of wind energy. Adrianne Cline Chief Building Official. states, “The Ag Issues Team will wow the audience with their presentation on wind energy!” State CDEs will be held at the Colorado State University campus in Fort April 26, 2010 by Julie Harker Collins from May 2nd- 4th. Good Luck to all competitors! Republican Lindsey Graham of lieve our nation’s reliance on everSouth Carolina withdrew his sup- increasing amounts of foreign oil port this past weekend of the com- poses a direct threat to our national prehensive and bipartisan climate security and economic well-being. “ change/energy legislation he’s been Senator Joe Lieberman told the Wall working on with Senators John Street Journal that he hoped the rift Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman on the climate change bill could be (I-CT). According to the Washing- fixed. The Los Angeles Times reton Post, Graham’s decision led the ported Sunday that Kerry and other two senators to cancel a news Lieberman, who the paper says have conference planned for today. It was spoken with Graham, are prepared can increase from 5 to 30 percent. anticipated the trio would announce to move forward with the bill withTrich is a venereal disease of cattle the bill they’ve been working on for out him if necessary. A Senate aide caused by Trichomonas foetus (T. months. told the Times they were increasFoetus). The T. foetus infection According to the Post, in a letter to ingly optimistic that Graham would causes fertility problems, such as leaders of the climate effort Graham return. early embryonic death or abortion withdrew his support of what he The Washington Post says the White of the calf, and is asymptomatic in called a “cynical political” decision House and Senate Leader Harry bulls. by Democrats to first advance im- Reid are joining Senators Kerry and Colorado trich regulations require migration legislation, suggesting Lieberman in pressing the climate all non-virgin bulls changing own- they were mobilizing Hispanic voter and energy bill forward. ership or being transported into Col- support in an election year. Democ- There are still questions about how orado be tested for T. foetus unless rats deny the move is political. much support the bill really has. the animal is going to slaughter. Ranking Senate Ag Committee Some Capitol Hill sources say the Bulls on public land grazing permits member Saxby Chambliss told bill’s lead author, Senator Kerry, or with grazing associations must CNN on Sunday that the Senate may have overestimated industry also be tested prior to turn-out. should NOT consider climate support and the backing of his colchange or immigration legislation leagues. Senators whose support Several diagnostic laboratories next. Chambliss said the focus needs will be necessary to move the bill, across the state offer trich testing; to be on spending bills right now. including the chairs of committees samples must be taken by an ac- Graham said moving forward in a with legislative jurisdiction, have credited veterinarian. For testing “hurried, panicked manner” on im- yet to see the full text of the bill. questions call CDA Animal Indus- migration reform takes the focus try Division at (303) 239-4161. away from climate and energy leg- Source: Brownfield Agriculture islation. He said he continues “to be- News Network

Graham Pulls Support of Climate/Energy Bill

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POLICE & SHERIFF REPORTS
10L-03480 Theft 18:11:47 04/26/10 E Payne ACT -----------------------------------------------------10L-03481 VOL CONTACT 18:34:49 04/26/10 J RodriguezOHS Voluntary Contact -----------------------------------------------------Case#: 10L-03482 Officer: J. Rodriguez Date: Mon Apr 26, 2010: An officer answered questions for a citizen who was wondering if his headlights were legal. -----------------------------------------------------Case#: 10L-03486 Officer: E.Payne Date: 04-25-2010 Officers responded to the 900 block S 11th St on a report of an animal problem. Officers were unable to locate disturbance. -----------------------------------------------------Case#: 10L-03484 Officer: J. Rodriguez Date: Mon Apr 26, 2010 An officer responded to the 2200 block of Memorial Dr. on a report of a restraining order violation. A warrant will be sought for the suspect. -----------------------------------------------------Case#: 10L-03485 Officer: C. Filbeck Date: April 26, 2010 Officers responded to the 1000 block of South Main Street for a report of a disturbance. Officers arrested Michael Woodall (30) of Lamar for restraining order violation. Woodall is held at Prowers County Jail on no bond. -----------------------------------------------------Case#: 10L-03486 Officer: J. Sherrill Date: Tue Apr 27, 2010 : Business Check -----------------------------------------------------Case#: 10L-03487 Officer: J. Sherrill Date: Tue Apr 27, 2010 Business Check -----------------------------------------------------Case#: 10L-03488 Officer: J. Sherrill Date: 04/27/2010 Officers conducted a business check in the 3600 block of S. Main St . The business was found to be secure and no criminal activity was observed. -----------------------------------------------------Case#: 10L-03489 Officer: J. Sherrill Date: 04/27/2010 Officers conducted a business check in the Prowers County Fairgrounds. No criminal activity was observed. -----------------------------------------------------Case#: 10L-03490 Officer: J. Curtis Date: Tue Apr 27, 2010 Officers observed a vehicle with the driver door open in the 700 block of South 1st Street . Officers were not able to contact the responsible party. Officers closed the door of the vehicle. -----------------------------------------------------Case#: 10L-03491 Officer: J. Sherrill Date: 04/27/2010 Officers conducted business checks in the 100 block of S. Main St . The businesses were found to be secure and no criminal activity was observed. -----------------------------------------------------Case#: 10L-03492 Officer: J. Sherrill Date: 04/27/2010 Officers conducted business checks in the 200 block of S. Main St . The businesses were found to be secure and no criminal activity was observed. -----------------------------------------------------Case#: 10L-03493 Officer: J. Sherrill Date: 04/27/2010 Officers conducted business checks in the 300 block of S. Main St . The businesses were found to be secure and no criminal activity was observed. -----------------------------------------------------Case#: 10L-03494 Officer: J. Sherrill Date: 04/27/2010 Officers conducted a business check in the 600 block of E. Parmenter St . The business was found to be secure and no criminal activity was observed. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1236 Administrative report 08:15:59 04/26/10 J Parker ACT Admin Report. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1237 Processing Civil Paper 08:27:12 04/26/10 T Weisenhorn NCR -----------------------------------------------------10P-1238 Processing Civil Paper 08:48:54 04/26/10 T Weisenhorn NCR -----------------------------------------------------10P-1239 911 Hangup 09:12:55 4/26/10 T Weisenhorn NCR Detective T Weisenhorn was advised of a 911 hang up. Detective found that the subject was calling a cell phone number. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1240 Fingerprinting 09:58:50 04/26/10 M Ruiz ACT One female subject was here for applicant prints for Real Estate. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1241 Fraud 14:40:49 04/26/10 S Zordel CAW Senior Deputy Zordel obtained an Misdemeanor Arrest Warrant for James Turner, of Pueblo, CO for Fraud by Check. Turner issued a stop payment check to a local business. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1242 Courthouse Security Incident 15:52:18 04/26/10 B Settles CAA Dep. Settles arrested Michael S. McGee,44, of Lamar at the Prowers County Courthouse for Failure to Comply on a warrant out of Prowers County Court. McGee is being held in the Prowers County Jail on $500 cash only bond. Dkt.#09M095 -----------------------------------------------------10P-1243 Processing Civil Paper 18:34:07 04/26/10 P Silva NCR -----------------------------------------------------10P-1244 Processing Civil Paper 18:51:46 04/26/10 P Silva NCR -----------------------------------------------------10P-1245 Fingerprinting 18:56:16 04/26/10 C Allen OHS Eleasar Vazquez was fingerprinted at Prowers County Jail, due to Prowers County Court Order, for driving under revocation as an HTO. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1246 Processing Civil Paper 19:02:02 04/26/10 P Silva NCR -----------------------------------------------------10P-1247 Processing Civil Paper 19:08:16 04/26/10 P Silva NCR -----------------------------------------------------10P-1248 Processing Civil Paper 20:19:41 04/26/10 P Silva NCR -----------------------------------------------------10P-1249 Business Check 20:35:51 4/26/10 P Silva NCR Deputy Silva did business checks on Main Street, Wiley. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1250 Citizen Assist 21:39:02 4/26/10 P Silva NCR Deputy Silva Checked on a vehicle that was parked on the side of the road in the 3000 Blk of County Road HH. Driver was just talking to a other person in the vehicle. Deputy cleared. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1251 Agency Assistance 22:48:11 04/26/10 P Silva UTL Deputy Silva looked for a male subject in the Holly area, for Lakin, KS police Department. Deputy was unable to locate male at the addresses given. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1252 Business Check 23:18:59 04/26/10 P Silva NCR Deputy Silva did business check on Main Street, Holly. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1253 Processing Civil Paper 00:21:21 04/27/10 P Silva NCR -----------------------------------------------------10P-1208 Prisoner Transport 08:21:58 04/23/10 S Specht OHS Transported one male juvenile from Prowers County Jail to PYC. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1209 Fingerprinting 09:31:38 04/23/10 M Ruiz OHS DO Fisher took applicant prints on one male subject. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1210 Fingerprinting 12:04:00 04/23/10 R Spady OHS Did applicant prints on one male subject for Bresnan Employment. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1211 Fingerprinting 12:04:32 04/23/10 R Spady OHS We did applicant prints on one female subject for Day Care Provider. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1212 Fingerprinting 12:05:07 04/23/10 R Spady OHS We did applicant prints on one female subject for Daycare Provider. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1213 VIN Inspection 12:56:58 04/23/10 JE Weisenhorn NCR -----------------------------------------------------10P-1214 VIN Inspection 13:10:39 04/23/10 JE Weisenhorn NCR -----------------------------------------------------10P-1215 Courthouse Security Incident 13:39:00 04/23/10 B Settles CJA Dep. Settles arrested a 17 year old Lamar juvenile on a warrant for Failure toComply out of Prowers County District Court. The juvenile is being held on $6,000 bond. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1216 Prisoner Transport 18:17:09 04/23/10 R McCorkle OHS Rick McCorkle transported 1 juvenile male from Prowers County Sheriff's Office to the Pueblo Youth Center. Total miles 254 -----------------------------------------------------10P-1217 Business Check 22:05:29 04/23/10 B Nordyke NCR Deputy Nordyke business check Wiley. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1218 Business Check 22:53:08 04/23/10 B Nordyke NCR Deputy Nordyke business check Hwy 50. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1219 Business Check 23:13:47 04/23/10 B Nordyke NCR Deputy Nordyke business check County Road 19. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1220 Business Check 00:09:29 04/24/10 B NordykeNCR Deputy Nordyke business check Holly. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1221 Prisoner Transport 08:06:44 04/24/10 Ron Trout OHS Deputy transported 35 year old Steven Kea to Boise City, Ok. Transport miles 20 -----------------------------------------------------10P-1222 Victim Notified - VRA 12:18:12 04/24/10 C Fisher OHS Victim was notified upon release of inmate. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1224 Information Report 13:55:20 04/24/10 JE Weisenhorn NCR A Lamar resident called about damage to her door. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1225 Prisoner Transport 17:42:02 04/24/10 Ron Trout OHS Deputy picked up 38 year old Manuel Rios and 22 year old Manuel Talamantes at Randle County, Texas and transported them to Prowers County Jail for Weld and Arapahoe Counties. TAC miles were 466 miles. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1226 Court Mittimus 20:02:41 04/24/10 M Ausbun OHS Shannon Pounders, age 39, of Texas, turned herself in at the Prowers County Jail to serve time on a 90 day mitt sentence out of Prowers District Court for a conviction of Attempt to manufacture a Controlled Substance Sch. 1. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1228 Agency Assistance 21:38:30 04/24/10 B Nordyke INA Deputy Nordyke assisted a Bail Enforcement officer with trying to locate a wanted person. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1227 911 Hangup 22:10:26 4/24/10 B Nordyke NCR Deputy Nordyke was dispatched to the 28000 blk of County Road 22.7 on the report of a 911 hangup. Upon arrival Deputy found that the children had been playing with the phone. -----------------------------------------------------10P-1229 Business Check 01:24:25 04/25/10 B Nordyke NCR Deputy Nordyke business check Holly. ------------------------------------------------------

Case#: 10L-03465 Officer: Pierce Date:04/26/10: Code Enforcement Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of South 13th street on a report of a dog at large. Upon the arrival of the officer the dog was located but eluded the officer and was not captured. -----------------------------------------------------Case#:10L-03471 Officer:N. Losa Date: :An officer responded to the 600 block of E. Parmenter St , for a funeral escort. -----------------------------------------------------10L-03466 Fingerprinting 09:51:26 04/26/10 T Cope NCR *Fingerprints* -----------------------------------------------------Case#: 10L-03467 Officer: Pierce Date: 04/26/10 Code Enforcement Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of West Olive on a report of a dog at large. Upon the arrival of the officer the dog was captured and taken to the shelter. -----------------------------------------------------Case#: 10L-03468 Officer: Pierce Date: 04/26/10 Code Enforcement Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of South 3rd Street on a report of a code violation. Upon the arrival of the officer the owner was given seven days to cut the weeds. -----------------------------------------------------Case#: 10L-03469 Officer: Pierce Date: 04/26/10 Code Enforcement Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of East Beech on a report of a DOA cat. Upon the arrival of the officer the cat was removed and properly disposed of. -----------------------------------------------------Case#:10L-03470 Officer:T Cope Date:Mon Apr 26 13:37:40 MDT 2010 Officers responded to the 100 block of South Main Street on a report of found ammunition in a garbage can. Officers disposed of the property. ------------------------------------------------------

Case#: 10L-03472 Officer: R. Macias Date: Mon Apr 26 11:20:15 MDT 2010 Officers were contacted in the 1900 block of South 11th Street in regards to a suspicious incident. -----------------------------------------------------Case#:10L-03473 Officer:T Cope Date:Mon Apr 26 13:34:04 MDT 2010 Officers responded to the 100 block of West Beech Street on a report of an unsecured business. Officers checked the business and the owner secured it. -----------------------------------------------------Case#: 10L-03474 Officer: Pierce Date: 04/26/10 Code Enforcement Officers observed a dog at large in the 3400 block of Memorial Drive . The dog eluded the officer and the dog trap was left in the area. -----------------------------------------------------Case#:10L-03475 Officer:T Cope Date:Mon Apr 26 13:40:08 MDT 2010 Officers responded to the 8000 block of Crest Ridge on a report of an alarm. Officers were advised the alarm was cancelled before they arrived. -----------------------------------------------------Case#: 10L-03476 Officer: J. Rodriguez Date: Mon Apr 26, 2010 An officer responded to the 200 block of S. Maxwell St. on a report of a theft. The victim had $300.00 in property stolen. -----------------------------------------------------10L-03477 VIN Inspection 15:31:12 04/26/10 J Rodriguez OHS VIN Inspection -----------------------------------------------------10L-03478 VIN Inspection 15:34:22 04/26/10 J Rodriguez NCR VIN Inspection -------------------------------------------------Case#: 10L-03479 Officer: Pierce Date:04/26/10 Code Enforcement Officers observed a dog at large in the 800 block of West Chestnut. Officers were not able to capture the dog and it eluded them. ------------------------------------------------------

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Public Notice
ORDINANCE NO. 1156 AN ORDINANCE WAIVING THE PROVISIONS OF LMC § 10-5-10(a) & (b) AND LMC § 10-9-10 FOR “RELAY FOR LIFE” AT MERRILL E. BRUSH FIELD AT SAVAGE STADIUM FROM JUNE 5, 2010 AT 3:00 P.M. TO JUNE 6, 2010 AT 8:00 A.M. WHEREAS, a “Relay for Life” event is scheduled to occur at the Merrill E. Brush Field at Savage Stadium in Lamar, Colorado on June 5-6, 2010; and WHEREAS, the organizers of the June 5-6, 2010, “Relay for Life” event at the Merrill E. Brush Field at Savage Stadium anticipate participation of individuals who are under the age of 18 years old in the “Relay for Life” event; and WHEREAS, the organizers of the June 5-6, 2010 “Relay for Life” event anticipate participants in the “Relay for Life” event who are under the age of 18 years old will be present at the Merrill E. Brush Field at Savage Stadium between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.; and WHEREAS, without waiver by the City Council of the provisions of LMC §10-5-10(a) and (b) during the “Relay for Life” event, participants in the “Relay for Life” event who are under the age of 18 years old will be in violation of the curfew provisions of LMC §10-5-10(a) & (b); and WHEREAS, the organizers of the June 5-6, 2010 “Relay for Life” event anticipate the broadcasting of announcements and music during said event which may be considered by some as unreasonable noise within the restrictions of LMC § 10-9-10; and WHEREAS, without waiver by the City Council of the provisions of LMC §10-9-10 during the “Relay for Life” event, organizers of said event may be considered by some to be in violation of the provisions of LMC §109-10; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAMAR, COLORADO: Section 1. This ordinance shall apply only to organizers and participants in the “Relay for Life” event occurring at the Merrill E. Brush Field at Savage Stadium in Lamar Colorado on June 5-6, 2010 and only for the duration of the “Relay for Life” event. Section 2. The City Council hereby waives the curfew provisions set forth in LMC § 10-5-10(a) & (b) as applied to the organizers of and participants in the June 5-6, 2010 “Relay for Life” event at the Merrill E. Brush Field at Savage Stadium in Lamar, Colorado for the duration of the June 5-6, 2010 “Relay for Life” event. Section 3. The City Council hereby waives the unreasonable noise restrictions set forth in LMC § 10-9-10 as applied to the organizers of and participants in the June 5-6, 2010 “Relay for Life” event at the Merrill E. Brush Field at Savage Stadium in Lamar, Colorado for the period beginning on June 5, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. and ending on June 6, 2010 at 8:00 a.m., upon the condition that the organizers of the June 5-6, 2010 “Relay for Life” event take all reasonable actions to mitigate the level of noise from the hour of 10:00 p.m. on June 5, 2010 through the hour of 8:00 a.m. on June 6, 2010. Section 4. Unless extended or modified by further ordinance adopted by the City Council for the City of Lamar, Colorado, the waivers granted by this Ordinance shall only be for the duration of the June 5-6, 2010 “Relay for Life” event. Section 5. This Ordinance shall be interpreted and construed so as to effectuate its purpose of supporting the “Relay for Life” event being held at the Merrill E. Brush Field at Savage Stadium in Lamar, Colorado on June 5-6, 2010. ORDINANCE NO. _________ AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE IX OF CHAPTER EIGHTEEN OF THE LAMAR MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADOPT THE 2006 EDITION OF THE “INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE.” WHEREAS, the International Code Council, Inc. has issued a 2006 edition of the “International Existing Building Code;” and WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Lamar, Colorado desires to adopt the 2006 edition of the “International Existing Building Code,” for application within corporate limits of the City of Lamar, Colorado and for application to property owned by the City outside the City’s corporate limits; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAMAR, COLORADO: 1.Adoption of 2006 International Existing Building Code. Article IX of Chapter 18 of the Lamar Municipal Code is hereby amended as follows: Sec. 18-9-10. Adoption. Pursuant to Title 31, Article 16, Part 2, C.R.S., there is adopted as the existing Building code of the City, by reference thereto, the International Existing Building Code, 2006 edition, together with all appendices and tables thereto, published by International Code Council, Inc. 5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 708, Falls Church, Virginia 22041, to have the same force and effect as if set forth herein in every particular. The subject matter of the adopted code includes comprehensive provisions and standards regulating the repair, alteration, change of occupancy, addition and relocation of existing buildings, including historic buildings. Sec. 18-9-20. Copy on file. At least one (1) copy of the 2006 edition of the International Existing Building Code, certified to be a true copy, has been and is now on file in the office of the City Clerk and may be inspected by any interested person between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, holidays excepted. The code as finally adopted shall be available for sale to the public through the office of the City Clerk at a moderate price. 2. Repealer. All ordinances, resolutions, bylaws and regulations of the City in conflict with this Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent only of such inconsistency. This repealer shall not be construed to revive any ordinance, resolution, bylaw or regulation, or part thereof, heretofore repealed. 3. Severability. If any section, paragraph, clause or provision of this Ordinance shall be held invalid or unenforceable, the invalidity or unenforceability of such section, paragraph, clause or provision shall not affect any other provision of this Ordinance. 4. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect 30 days after publication following final passage and adoption.

INTRODUCED, READ IN FULL, PASSED ON FIRST READING, AND ORDERED PUBLISHED this ___ day of April, 2010. CITY OF LAMAR, COLORADO A Municipal Home Rule Corporation

Roger Stagner, Mayor --------------------------------------INTRODUCED, READ IN FULL, PASSED ON FIRST READING, AND ORDERED PUBLISHED this ______ day of ________________, 2010. CITY OF LAMAR, COLORADO A Municipal Home Rule Corporation By ____________________________ ROGER STAGNER, Mayor Attest: By _________________________________ LINDA WILLIAMS, City Clerk (SEAL) PASSED ON SECOND READING AND ORDERED PUBLISHED this _____ day of __________________, 2010. CITY OF LAMAR, COLORADO A Municipal Home Rule Corporation By ____________________________ ROGER STAGNER, Mayor Attest: By _________________________________ LINDA WILLIAMS, City Clerk _____________________________ LINDA WILLIAMS – CITY CLERK Attest: ----------------------------------Linda Williams, City Clerk I, Linda Williams, City Clerk for the City of Lamar, Colorado do hereby certify that the above and foregoing Ordinance was introduced and read in full at a regular meeting of the City Council of the said City on the ___ day of April, 2010 and that it was thereafter on the ___ day of April, 2010 published in full in the Local Buzz and that on the ___ day of June, 2010, at a regular meeting of the City Council, it was passed and approved upon final reading and was thereafter on the ___ day of June, 2010 again published in the Local Buzz.

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Classifieds
Yard Sales
Garage sale Friday (April 30)& Sat.(May 1) 8:00-1:00 (both days) 1706 S. 7th Lamar Yard Sale 700 1/2 S. 8th. South side of football stadium Saturday Only 8 - 4 Garage Sale Fri - Sat 111 N. 6th 7am till ? multi family freezer- fridge 300 East Maple Saturday 8-12 Multi Family Lots of everything Knick knacks Some furniture clothing

Misc.
Adult Guitar Lessons Beginning in Lamar Must own your own guitar Beginner to Advanced Call 719-688-4972 Malcolm Sanders

Help Wanted
Bent County Pubic Health is accepting applications for a LiveWell Program Assistant. Qualified applicants will possess strong organizational and communication skills. This position is temporary part time, averaging 25-30 hours/week. Applications may be picked up at 701 Park Avenue, Las Animas. EOE.

Help Wanted
The Lamar Utilities Board is accepting applications for: ACCOUNTANT I. The position requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with major coursework in accounting, business or related field, some coursework in data processing and two years of progressively responsible experience in accounting. Salary will be commensurate with education, experience and qualifications. The Lamar Utilities Board offers a competitive benefit package. Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing is required. Resumes and applications will be accepted until May 10, 2010 and can be mailed to Lamar Light & Power 100 North Second Street, Lamar, CO or emailed to helen.martinez@lamarlp.com. Lamar Utilities Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer

For Rent
1003 South 9th ST # B Lamar 2 bedroom 1 ½ Bath, Central Heat and Air Tenant pays electric $625 per month, $625 Deposit No Smoking – No Pets 719-537-6261 – Home 719-688-6261 - Cell

COMMERCIAL JANITORIAL SERVICES Fire & Water Damage Restoration GENERAL CONTRACTOR FREE ESTIMATESPROFESSIONALS Uniformed & Insured for your protection 719-336-0509

For Sale
98 Dodge Stratus. Good Car!! For details call 688-8172

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY 4/24 8:00 AM 400 GORDON WILEY YARD SALE 2 Swallow Ridge Saturday May 1 7am till 10 am 2 Swallow Ridge BAKE SALE May 8 8am till 12 405 Ash Street Las Animas, CO Cinnamon Rolls- Nut Breads Pumpkin Rolls- Pies- Cakes Dinner rolls – Cookies Candy Turtles We accept Bonus Bucks Proceeds to go for various Church projects ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE Lamar United Methodist Women Rummage Sale Friday, April 30th 8am to 7pm and Saturday, May 1st 8am to 1pm. Donations will be accepted the week of April 26th.

Bent County Public Health is accepting applications for a Home Health RN/Manager. Qualified applicants will possess supervision, organizational and scheduling skills to ensure program compliance with state rules /regulations. This position is FT with a competitive benefit package. Applications may be picked up at 701 Park Avenue, Las Animas. EOE.

Country Home on 2-3 acres 4 Bedroom 2 bath Must Sell 719-688-3330 1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition Great Condition For more Information call 719-688-5736

MISSING DOG
Missing Black & White male Australian Shepard Mix.. He has 1 blue eye and 1 brown eye. Goes by the name Sancho. Please call 691-1713 if found. *REWARD*

FLEX YOUTH WORKER Immediate opening for Flex youth workers, who want to supplement their present income. Join our team of dedicated staff providing guidance, support and direction for youth in a Nationally AcclaimedTreatment and Education Program. Challenging, rewarding and competitive entry-level salary for new hires 21 or older. High School diploma or GED required. We will provide orientation and diversified training. Paid from first day of training and free meals. $75.00 gas reimbursement for a 60 mile commute to work. Apply to Human resources CBR YOUTHCONNECT 28071 Hwy 109 P O Box 681 La Junta, CO 81050 EOE

For Rent
GREAT TOWN HOME STYLE UNITS ON SITE MANAGEMENT ENJOY YOUR OWN BACK YARD AFFORDABLE 2 & 3 BEDROOM UNITS SOME WITH BASEMENTS STORAGE – GARAGE RENTED SEPERATELY YOU PAY ELECTRICITY ONLY GROVER MANAGEMENT 1-719-36-9438

Garage Sale Reminder

1-2-3 bedroom apartments for rent One Month Rent Free with 6 Month Lease Call 336-1666

Remember, you can advertise your yard or garage sale in the Local Buzz for free. Our garage sale listings are posted every Friday, but we need to have your information in to us no later than 10am each Wednesday of the week. Be sure to let us know what town you’re from, too. Phone: (719)336-9601

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