powerball_iowans.jpgWhile most of America waits for federal stimulus money to make its way into wallets, one small town on the Colorado plains has taken matters into its own hands by launching its own economic recovery plan.

Spend $300 in the city of Lamar on anything but groceries, pharmaceuticals, booze or your utility bills, and the city will give you a gift certificate good for $30 at any store in Lamar. Shoppers can save up receipts until they have $300 worth of purchases. The offer runs through the month of April.

(Read the full story in CNN.com)

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