Friday November 2, 2018
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
Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner
Loft on Sixth (425 6th Street)
Tuesday, November 13th beginning at 5:30 p.m.

There are a few tickets still available for this year's annual dinner. Instead of a guest speaker, we will be hosting a Murder, Mystery Dinner!

For those of you who have reserved your tickets, I will invoice you for your cost after the dinner. You are of course always welcome to pay in advance or at the door!

For those of you who have sponsored a table...the theme this year is a Murder Mystery Theme! State Farm won last year, let's see if you can out do them this year!

David at the Loft on Sixth will have the doors open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. that day for you to get your decorating done. Please note that your table will already be assigned, so be sure you're decorating your table and not somebody else's! Please further keep in mind that your table's centerpiece will be drawn for this year so make sure it's a piece you're willing to part with!
Ham Sponsorships for the Winter Bazaar provided by Cow Palace

It's that time of year again and the Winter Bazaar is just around the corner! The Chamber will be offering Ham Sponsorships this year from Cow Palace instead of the traditional turkey/ham sponsorships from Price Chopper (and Ron's the year before).

If you are interested in Sponsoring a Ham for this year's Winter Bazaar, please feel free to contact the Chamber office. The cost will remain the same as it has the last couple of years ($20) and the drawing (in accordance with tradition) will held be Saturday, December 1st at the Winter Bazaar.

Be sure to contact the Chamber office by Tuesday, November 20th as I will need to give a final count to Cow Palace.
2018 Osawatomie Winter Bazaar

Okeydokey! We are one month away from the Winter Bazaar! I will have a final schedule and details of the events up and running by next week. I will post it, not only in the weekly newsletter, but on the Chamber's Website, Facebook Page and City Calendar as well. Remember! It's Saturday, December 1st. Plan on a fantastically fun time!

For more information please feel free to check out Chamber's Website.

In July of 1992 Steve and Teri Auten purchased Sinclair Drugs from Bill Sinclair. It was the lifelong dream of Steve's to own his own pharmacy and it was the first of many that he would own. Sinclair Drugs had been located at 546 Main Street in Osawatomie for about 30 years. The name changed to Auten Pharmacy and it remained at that location for the next 17 years. Steve was the Pharmacist in charge until his death in 2006. In 2009 Teri built a new building and moved the business to its current location at 125 E Main Street. This allowed the business to expand, have more parking and a drive thru to make it more convenient for the customers.  
Auten Pharmacy has been providing quality pharmacy services to Osawatomie residents and its surrounding area since 1992. In keeping with their tradition of friendly and timely service, Auten Pharmacy offers a wide range of services to their customers.  They offer many specific products for Long Term Care as well. They can provide unit dosed medications and durable medical equipment. They package unit dose medications on-site for fast, dependable service. They also offer after hours emergency care so your loved ones will not have to go without a needed medication.  They offer a wide variety of diabetic supplies, including support hose, diabetic shoes, diabetic socks and diabetic testing supplies. 

Ashley Auten, daughter of Steve and Teri, is now the proud owner of Auten Pharmacy. She is excited to get involved in the community and bring in new things to make it even better.

Special for the Month:

Auten Pharmacy will be hosting a coffee at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20th at their business (125 East Main Street). Please show your support by attending this coffee. This is a great way to get know Ashley and her staff and a great way to network with other businesses! Your support for their business is appreciated!
Check out some November fun at the Osawatomie Public Library!

Interested in the High School or Middle School Upcoming Sports Schedules?
Turkey Trot Run
Flint Hills Nature Trail, Meet at Ozone in the Morning
Saturday, November 2nd beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The Ozone will be holding its 4th annual Turkey Trot Run on the Flint Hills Nature Trail (just west of Osawatomie). The trot will be a 10K route with a 1 mile option which participants can bike, run or walk. You will depart from the Ozone at 10:00 a.m. on buses and be dropped off at the starting line at the south part of Rantoul. A vehicle will also be available at the finish line to take participants back. Register online or at the Ozone. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Hayden Mersman at (913) 755-3622.
Pastor Pudge & Miss Alta - "The Ministry of Funny"
Presented by First Baptist Church - 801 Brown Avenue
Sunday, November 4th at 6:00 p.m.

Pastor Pudge has been Rodeo Clown of the year 16 times and has also been listed twice in the top 5 comedians of the International Country Gospel Music Association. In 2013 he was selected Comedian of the Year of the Country Gospel Music Association Central Division. There is no charge for this event, but a free-will offering for them will be received. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the church at (913) 755-3483.
Tri-Ko's Nothing Bundt Cakes Fundraiser
301 First Street
Tuesday, November 8th is the LAST DAY to Order

Who has a sweet tooth or dreads baking food for holiday events? Well, Tri-Ko may just have the answer for you with their fundraiser. They are selling Nothing Bundt Cakes. 
They have Bundtlets for $5, 8" cakes for $23, and 10" cakes for $33. 
The last order date will be Tuesday, November 8th by 4:00 p.m. They will deliver or you can pick it up at Tri-Ko. Delivery will be November 19th and 20th and pick-up will be November 19th, 20th and 21st. 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Tri-Ko at (913) 755-3025.
Tri-Ko Blood Drive
301 First Street (Training Room)
Thursday, November 8th 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 sponsor code Tri-Ko to schedule an appointment.
Veteran's Day Story Hour at the Osawatomie Public Library
527 Brown Avenue
Friday, November 9th at 10:00 a.m.

The Library will be celebrating Veterans Day by reading a special story about Moina Belle Michael who worked to establish the red poppy as the symbol to honor and remember soldiers. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Library at (913) 755-2136.
Veterans Day Parade
Downtown Osawatomie
Friday, November 9th
Chili & Soup Feed/Displays for the Veterans beginning at 12:00 p.m.
Parade beginning at 1:15 p.m.

This year's Veterans Day Celebration will be held in downtown Osawatomie between 5th and 6th Street beginning at 1:15 p.m. There will be a ceremony at the end of the parade at the intersection of 5th and Main. The entire community is invited and encouraged to attend the parade and ceremony honoring our Veterans. Please keep in mind that the Veterans are not asked to march in the parade, but will provided with a ride from the trolley if necessary. There will also be a Chili & Soup feed and displays for the Veterans at Osawatomie Middle School starting at Noon. A Veterans lounge will be set up near the middle school office where Veterans can gather. Please make plans to attend and honor our Veterans on this day! For questions, please feel free to contact Gary French at (913) 755-4172.
First Baptist Church Operation Child Shoeboxes
801 Brown Avenue
Beginning, Monday, November 12th through Monday, November 19th

First Baptist Osawatomie 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 some pre-printed shoebox cartons, if you would like to pick some up. Their hours for National Collection Week are as follows:

Monday (11/12) and Tuesday (11/13) from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday (11/14) from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday (11/15) 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Friday (11/16) 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday (11/17) 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday (11/18) 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Monday (11/19) 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Life Care Center is celebrating World Kindness Day
1615 Parker Avenue
Tuesday, November 13th, All Day

The ways to be kind are as varied and diverse as the people who work at Life Care but one thing they can agree on is the importance and need for water. They will be accepting water donations that day and already have a few charities in mind to donate to, but are open to any suggestions as well. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tammi Conner at (913) 731-3275.
4-H at the Osawatomie Public Library
527 Brown Avenue
Wednesday, November 14th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This fun-filled, interactive class (presented by K-State Research & Extension) is geared for children in Kindergarten through 4th grade. The topic for this month is Edible Science, where children will be making a grape juice rainbow. Parents are not required to attend the class with the children, but do need to pick them up when the library closes at 5:30 pm. Children could ride the shuttle bus over to the middle school and then walk
the one block west to the library. I f you would like to sign up, or have any questions, please feel free to contact the Library at (913) 755-2136.
OHS Music Department Presents "Beauty & the Beast"
1200 Trojan Drive (OHS Auditorium)
Friday, November 16th ant Saturday, November 17th 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.
Auten Pharmacy Coffee
125 East Main Street
Tuesday, November 20th at 10:00 a.m.

Please join November's Business Spotlight for a coffee! This is a great way to learn more about Ashley and her Staff and a fabulous way to get know other businesses!
Adult Craft Workshop at the Osawatomie Public Library
527 Brown Avenue
Tuesday, November 20th at 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

 This month you can celebrate winter with a personalized painting - a great Christmas decoration or gift. Class size is limited, so registration is required in order to ensure that we have sufficient supplies. The class is intended for adults (age 16+). I f you would like to sign up, or have any questions, please feel free to contact the Library at (913) 755-2136.
Thanksgiving Story Hour at the Osawatomie Public Library
527 Brown Avenue
Wednesday, November 21st at 10:00 a.m.

 They will celebrating Thanksgiving with festive stories, games, crafts and a special snack! I f you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Library at (913) 755-2136.
Happy Thanksgiving from the Chamber!
Thursday, November 22nd

Yummy, yummy, yummy in your tummy, tummy, tummy! Whatever your Turkey Day plans are, the Board and I hope they're great! Happy Thanksgiving!
Osawatomie Elks #921 Fundraiser
422 Main Street
Drawing is on Wednesday, November 28th
Purchase a $20 ticket for a chance to win a in November. The drawing for November will be on November 28th. If your name is drawn it goes back in the pot for another chance to win! They have had multiple winners the last two years. For tickets contact the Elks Lodge at (913) 755-2334 or Tom Troutman at (913) 909-0700. The Lodge is closed on Mondays and Thursdays and open Tuesday - Friday at 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday's and Sunday's at 12:00 p.m.
December 25th: Merry Christmas
December 31st: Happy New Year
January 19th: Skate Night at the City Auditorium
Chris' Cafe: Need a little extra money and something to do while the kids are in school? Chris is looking for help at her Cafe. She is looking for part/full time help. This is a great opportunity for someone with school age kids! For questions, please feel free to contact her at (913)256-6012
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) 557-400 ext 1130.
CHRIS' CAFE - 537 Main Street - (913) 256-6012
Be sure to contact Chris this week regarding her specials! She would be more than happy to have you come in or get them to go!

GRANDSTAND BURGERS - 812 South Silver, Paola - (913) 594-4258
Enjoy November's "Burger of the Month". The Burger of the Month is the The Green Chili Burger. Grilled Green Chili's, Pepper Jack Cheese served on a Brioche Bun. They will gladly add or subtract any toppings making it the way you want it! Stop in for a bite or call ahead with your order!

LA HACIENDA ESPECIALES - 546 Main Street - (913) 256-4570
Tuesday's: Tacos are $1.40/each all day long
Thursday's: Enchiladas are $1.40/each all day long
Friday's: $1.00 off any lunch specials (#10 thru #13)
Friday's: $1.00 off any flavored 22-ounce Margarita

The Osawatomie Public Library has a NEW Program that started Thursday, November 1st. Thanks to the USDA's National School Lunch Program, a FREE Snack will be served at the Library from 3:45 to 4:00 p.m. to all children who wish to participate in the scheduled after school library activity for that day. All activities are FREE and will be held on school days from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Monday: What are you reading?
Tuesday: Lego Day
Wednesday: Rotating Programs (4H, STEM, Arts & Crafts, Etc.)
Thursday: Game On
Friday: Fun Flick
Miami County Economic Development: Planning has already begun for the 2019 Miami County Visitor’s Guide. This annual publication reaches groups, families and individuals planning visits to our region. The 11,000 guides are distributed locally as well as through state travel and visitor information centers primarily located in Kansas and Missouri. If you are interested please feel free to call Janet McRae at (913) 294-4045 or any of your local Chamber Directors.
JK Custom Communications: Is offering any New House Account a $5 credit, which goes a long way in copies! Be sure to stop in for your printing n eeds!

The Loft on Sixth: They are able to host events of all sizes at their beautiful facility to include weddings, showers, anniversaries, reunions, memorials, small business events and larger corporate events!

Hanes Florist for Any Occasion: They are a locally florist that has proudly served the area for over 40 years with a lovely variety of fresh flowers and creative gift ideas to suit any style or budget. Give them a call for your floral needs!

Country Vintage Inn: Do you have guests coming to town? Consider having them stay at this quaint little themed motel for their visit.
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