Friday November 1, 2019
Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce
Be sure to contact us with your news, specials and events!
Executive Director: Hitomi Lamirande
509 5th Street, PO Box 63
Phone: (913) 755-4114 or E-Mail:
Think Local, Shop Local, Keep it Local
Membership Renewals for the Chamber of Commerce

I should say something about Membership Renewals this year since they would have normally been mailed out by now. The Board has decided that the billing cycle would be easier to have Memberships be due in January from here forward.

I will mail Renewal Notices for 2020 by the end of November and will still offer a 5% discount if paid by December 31st. Thank you to those of you who have already submitted your renewals for 2020 (without reminder too) I appreciate that!
Are You Ready for a Night of Trivial Fun?

If so, then mark your calendar for the Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce
Annual Dinner to be held on Tuesday, November 12th. This year's dinner will be held at the Loft on Sixth (425 6th Street) with a cocktail hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. and will formally begin at 6:00 p.m.

The evening will consist of a most delicious dinner provided by Smoke N' Babes BBQ, the Chamber's Annual Announcements, the 2019 Citizen of the Year Award and of course a chance for you and your team to show off your brains with a night of Trivia!

Tickets for the dinner are $25 each for Chamber Members and their Employees. We invite all others to join us for $40 per ticket.

Please note that you are able to register online this year!
Hanaya dba Hanes Florist & Main Street Gifts

The Flower Shop is taking phone in orders now! You can pick them up or have them delivered - this includes Birthday's, Anniversary's Funerals, Weddings & Just Because's. The front is still not open just yet, but hopefully will be soon. Although the address has changed to 570 Main Street the phone number remains the same which is (913) 755-3107.


It’s a new day with the United Way of Miami County. For the past 35+ years, this volunteer-led organization has been raising money to tackle some of the county’s most challenging problems, raising and distributing almost $2 million since 1982. Formerly known as the United Way of Paola, the organization has recently changed its name to officially reflect that fact that while our county has a number of communities, the problems that our most vulnerable face are not limited to arbitrary political subdivisions. Need knows no boundaries.

The United Way of Miami County helps to put food on people’s tables and clothes on people’s backs. It helps put a roof over people’s heads and enables children to get a better education. It provides support so that people get the medical care they need. As an entity it works with adults and children; people of all races and religions; those with disabilities and those without. United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

In the last year, 11 agencies serving Miami County residents, were awarded funds to tackle some of the county’s toughest challenges. Almost $45,000 was distributed to these agencies

  • East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging (Meals on Wheels)
  • Elizabeth Layton Center
  • Foster Grandparents
  • Heads up
  • Miami County Cancer Foundation
  • Miami County Diabetes Support Group
  • Miami County Youth Protection (Morning Out For Moms)
  • My Father's House
  • PACA (Paola Association for Church Action)
  • Paola Senior Center
  • Parents As Teachers

The United Way of Miami County is a locally based voluntary effort that increases the organized capacity of people who care for one another. The organization is governed by local community members who plan for future needs and allocate funds through a review process. Contributing to United Way of Miami County is an effective, yet convenient way to support a network of vital services provided in our community. 

You may reach United Way of Miami County at our website , by mail at PO Box 102, Paola, KS 66071, by email to  or via phone at (913) 294-8090. 

Special For the Month:

United Way will be hosting a coffee on Thursday, November 7th at 10:00 a.m. at the the Loft on Sixth (425 6th Street). Please show your support by attending this coffee. This is a great way to get to know their staff and a great way to network with other businesses. Your support for their business is appreciated!
Interested in the  High School  or   Middle School  Upcoming Sports Schedules?
Osawatomie Faith Community Church 
425 6th Street (The Loft on Sixth Chapel)
Sunday, November 3rd beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Faith Community Church is an new church started out of Grace Community Church of Spring Hill. Pastor Dale Samuels is leading a group of 10 families that have formed the core group of the new church. Engaging Worship, Bible Teaching, Kid's Ministry and Nursery are all a part of Sunday morning worship gatherings. Everyone is welcome! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact (913) 592-2036.
Osawatomie State Hospital Day
500 State Hospital Drive (Administration Building)
Tuesday, November 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Join them in celebrating Osawatomie State Hospital Day! There will be museum displays and a photo and canvas sale. Come learn about the history of the hospital and say hello to Dr. Feeback while you're there! Light refreshments will be served.
United Way Coffee
425 6th Street (The Loft on Sixth)
Thursday, November 7th at 10:00 a.m.

Please join November's Business Spotlight for a coffee! This is a great way to learn more about their Staff and a fabulous way to get know other businesses!
Tri-Ko Blood Drive
301 First Street (Training Room)
Thursday, November 7th from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tri-Ko, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is having a blood drive in their training room. Give blood and help save lives. If you have any questions or to schedule an appointment, please feel free to call (800) RED-CROSS or visit  and enter
Tri-Ko to schedule an appointment.
Miami County 4-H Foundation Clover Run 5K
401 East Wallace Park (Paola)
Saturday, November 9th beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Join 4-H families and friends for the 6th Annual Clover Run 5K. This scenic and fun 5K Run/Walk will take you through beautiful Wallace Park on the Paola Pathways Trail! The Clover Run 5K benefits 4-H youth in the Marais des Cygnes District (Linn and Miami County, Kansas) For more information, or to register, please feel free to visit their website at
Veteran's Day Parade
1200 Trojan Drive (OHS Mac Steele Gymnasium)
Monday, November 11th beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Osawatomie School District invites all local Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel to join us as we celebrate Veterans Day. They are asking Veterans to be at the high school by 12:30 p.m. Lunch and a photo session hosted by OMS students will be
provided for Veterans from 12:30 - 1:30 pm and the ceremony will begin at 1:30 pm. Special seating to honor Veterans will be provided. They encourage Veterans to RSVP by calling Osawatomie High School at 755-2191.
USD 367 also welcomes local community members to help us honor our Veterans by attending this student led program which begins at 1:30.
Annual Chamber Dinner
425 6th Street (The Loft On Sixth)
Tuesday, November 12th beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The evening will consist of a most delicious dinner provided by Smoke N' Babes BBQ, the Chamber's Annual Announcements, the 2019 Citizen of the Year Award and of course a chance for you and your team to show off your brains with a night of Trivia! Tickets for the dinner are $25 each for Chamber Members and their Employees. We invite all others to join us for $40 per ticket.

Please note that you are able to register online this year!
First Baptist Church Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
801 Brown Avenue
Monday, November 18th through Monday, November 25th

First Baptist Church is your drop off location for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes! National Collection Week is this week and they are more than happy to help you in any way they can! They have supplies like empty shoeboxes and (new this year)  adhesive boy/girl labels. You may also visit and enter your information and receive a notification when and where your shoebox is delivered. The suggested donation to cover shipping to the recipient is the same this year as last, $9.00, but it is not a requirement.
OHS Music Department Presents "Mary Poppins"
1200 Trojan Drive (OHS Auditorium)
Friday, November 22nd and Saturday, November 23rd beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Please be sure to come and check out the High School Musical this year! $5.00 for Adults and $3.00 for kids ages 5 to 12 and 3 and under are free. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the High School at (913) 755-2191.
Happy Thanksgiving from the Chamber!
Thursday, November 28th

Yummy, yummy, yummy in your tummy, tummy, tummy! Whatever your Turkey Day plans are, the Board and I hope they're great! Happy Thanksgiving!
December 7th: Annual Holiday Festival
December 10th: Olathe Health December Spotlight Coffee
December 25th: Happy Christmas!
December 31st: Merry New Year!
Please feel free to contact the Chamber with any upcoming Specials you may have for the Holidays!
2020 Census Information:

Did you know if 1 person is missed in your community in the 2020 Census, there is a potential financial loss to your community of $2,082? In Kansas, the average household is 2.5 residents. If one “average” household is missed, that can cost a community $5,205 per year. Then, consider that a census won’t occur for another 10 years – that’s $52,050 in lost resources your community relies on! The Census is important and that’s why we need you to get your city, county, and community involved!
Auten Pharmacy

Get protected today with your Flu Vaccine. They can do it right there and no appointment is necessary. Most insurances are accepted and the cash price is $35.00. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at (913) 755-4111.
Osawatomie ELKS 921 FUNDRAISER

The Elks Lodge is having a Hog Raffle (2 winners 1/2 Hog EACH). The winner will be drawn at the December 1st Chiefs Game at the LODGE here in Osawatomie. $10.00 per donation. You do not need to be present to win. Contact an Elks Member to buy tickets.
FSCC is Offering Continuing Education Courses

Learn to Weld! FSCC will be offering classes from November 5th to November 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The cost is $55.00. To register please visit
Olathe Family Care of Osawatomie Walk-In Services

Olathe Family Care of Osawatomie is now offering Walk-In Services for your convenience. At this time days and hours will vary, depending on need, so please call the clinic to confirm if walk in is available. You may reach them at (913) 755-3044.

Help the Ozone raise funds for their organization by donating your gently worn, used and new athletic shoes! Money raised will be put towards improving the fitness center! Don't forget to ask friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to donate too! For questions, please feel free to contact Hayden Mersman at (913) 755-3622.

Terribly Sorry, but November SNUCK up on everyone and no one seems to have their specials ready just yet! I'll check in again next week and hopefully have them for you next Friday!

CHRIS' CAFE - 537 Main Street - (913) 256-6012
Please give Chris a call next week to find out what her specials are!

COOKIE'S LONG SHOTS - 607 Kelly Avenue - (913) 755-2126

Every Thursday at Cookie's is Ladies night! Come on in and enjoy some of their Thursday Specials! $6.00 Large 1 Topping Pizza, 3 for $3.00 Tacos or 6 for $5.00, $2.00 Long Island Ice Tea's or Bahama Mama's! Ladies receive $1.00 off all domestic beers and well drinks and FREE Pool is offered with any food purchase - so be sure to come on down!

GRANDSTAND BURGERS - 812 South Silver, Paola - (913) 594-4258
Please give Grandstand a call next week to find out what their Burger of the Month is!

SONIC - 319 East Main Street - (913) 755-4847

Please give Sonic a call next week to find out what their specials are
Kwikom Communications: Is looking for a Field Technician for the Miami County Area. For a job description and to find out what benefits they offer please click on the following link Field Technician Job Description
Sonic: Is now hiring for all shifts. They are looking for Carhops and Cooks. If interested, please apply in person at the Osawatomie location.
Tri-Ko  has several job opportunities open! Please see  Flyer  to see what that have available, maybe you'll see something that suits you or someone you know! You can pick up your application in person at their office or download it from their website. If you have questions, please feel free to call (913) 755-3025.

They are also offering walk-in interviews on Tuesday's in Osawatomie.
Lakemary: Job training experience wanted for transitional students from Lakemary to enhance and generalize the learned vocational skills and behaviors of the Building Essentials for a Successful Transition class. These jobs are for training purposes only - so NO pay required. Students will be accompanied and supervised by Lakemary Center Staff. Job training can include:

Clerical Work (stuffing envelopes, mailings, collating programs, etc)
Packaging Items
Laundry Services
Animal Care (walking, feeding and cleaning animal cages)

If you are interested, or have questions, please feel free to contact Donnia Hinrichs at (913) 557-4000 ext 1130.
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