Friday February 7, 2020
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
7th Annual Miami County Tourism Dinner
425 6th Street (The Loft on Sixth)
Tuesday, March 10th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Registration Closes Friday, February 29th

Mark the date down on your calendars! The Miami County Tourism Dinner is here in Osawatomie this year! This dinner gives you an opportunity to meet your fellow tourism related businesses! We will also be learning about geofencing and how you can use it to drive traffic to your business. We'll also be discussing tourism trends within the region. The tickets are $20 person and includes dinner, dessert and a drink along with great company! Please support this dinner by registering at 7th Annual MC Tourism Dinner
Did You Know?

That Census numbers are used to distribute over $6 BILLION in federal funds to Kansas every year?!? Every uncounted person costs the state of Kansas approximately $2,082 in federal funding! AND it's only a once every-10-year process, so it's crucial to get the count right or states that are under counted will be short changed for a DECADE!

The Census is important and that’s why we need you to get your city, county, and community involved! For more info please feel free to visit


Miami County Cancer Foundation was founded on February 2nd 2009 by a group of Miami County Residents who were dedicated to helping anyone in the County battling cancer. Like you, eaach one of these residents had been touched by caner in some way, personally, a loved one, a neighbor, friend or co-worker. They all wanted to in some way.

They set up their first office in a small room the American Family Insurance office on Baptiste Drive in Paola. As they grew the moved to their current location at 907 North Pearl Street, Suite 6 in Paola. All of their Members and Workers are volunteers.

Their main concern is making sure the person fighting cancer can get to their treatments. They provide gas cards to get them to and from treatments, scans, labs (when necessary) and Oncologist visits. They also provide gift cards for groceries. Ladies with the Miami County Quilt Guild make and donate lap quilts for each client. Others make neck pillows, seat belt covers, knitted and crocheted caps and scarves.

They have three main fundraisers every year. One of the first ones is in Spring to early Summer, which consists of a hot dog lunch with goodies and a drink prepared by another member and is sold to the businesses in Osawatomie, Paola and Lousiburg. They also one in the fall that consists of Chili or Soup with goodies and a drink. A lot of work, but a lot of fun!

They also have a dinner every March, a Ride for Life in May and a No One Fights Alone in October. They also participate in the Annual "Tank" Ride in October and receive a a portion of that fundraiser.

Their goal is t o maximize services and resources to those battling cancer by offering services, promoting early detection and linking available resources. "No One Fights Alone"

Special For the Mo nth:

The Miami County Cancer Foundation will be hosting a coffee on Thursday, February 20th at 10:00 a.m. at the Loft on Sixth. Please show your support by attending this coffee. This is a great way to get to know these hard working volunteers 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?
Lazy Man Triathlon
300 11th Street (Ozone Sports & Fitness Center)
Monday, February 10th to Tuesday, March 10th

Registration is now open. Participants will have 4 weeks to complete a true triathlon. Those who complete the program will receive a Lazy Man Triathlon T-Shirt. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Hayden Mersman at (913) 755-3622.
Hanaya dba Hanes Florist & Main Street Gifts

Do you have a Special Valentine in your life? If so, we’re here to help, so help us out by getting your Valentine’s orders in early! Your orders are guaranteed delivered on Valentine’s Day if you place them (and pay for them) by Wednesday, February 12th. If placed after that, we can’t promise delivery on Valentine’s Day! So be sure to PRE-ORDER now!

We have Flowers, we have Candy Bouquets, we have Man Mugs & Baskets!

Stop by on your lunch break or on your way home and check out our fabulously fun gift items we just put out. Our current hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and our website is up and running! check it out!

We will also remain open a little later the week of Valentine's, so be sure to give us a call!
Valentine's Dinner at Chris' Cafe
537 Main Street
Friday, February 14th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Come join them for dinner on Valentine's Day as they will be serving a special dinner for you and your sweetheart! They will start you off with a salad or soup of your choice followed by a Choice of entree (Strip Steak cooked to Order, Grilled Chicken Breast with Grilled Onions, Mushrooms & Mozzarella Cheese, Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa)


Pasta with Alfredo or Marinara sauce and a choice of 2 sides (Baked Potato, Baked Sweet Potato, Grilled Asparagus, Steamed Broccoli)

And of course they will have plenty of deserts to finish off your meal! In order to guarantee a spot, be sure to get your reservations in now. Chris will of course take walk in's but cannot say how long the wait may be!
Osawatomie Rotary's "Un-Corked" Annual Fundraise r
425 6th Street (The Loft On Sixth)
Saturday, February 15th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Rotary Un-Corked is the annual fundraising event for the Osawatomie Rotary Club. They will have wine tasting, cash bar, finger foods, a roulette wheel, and a silent auction. Proceeds will support the Rotary Scholarship Fund and local service projects for the community of Osawatomie. Advance tickets are $25 per person or $40 for a couple. At the door tickets will be $30 per person and $50 for a couple.
Women's Heart Health Information Event
504 Pacific Avenue (First United Methodist Church)
Wednesday, February 19th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

February is Women's Hearth Health Month! You are invited to a Women's Heart Health Information Event! Please RSVP for dinner by phone or ema-mail by February 10th. Guest Speakers and Panel Members Include: Erin Lyon, Marilyn Cook & Cathy Porter. For questions, or reservations, please feel free to call (913) 755-4774 or e-mail
Miami County Cancer Foundation Spotlight Coffee
Loft on Sixth (425 6th Street)
Thursday, February 20th at 10:00 a.m.

The Miami County Cancer Foundation will be hosting a coffee on Thursday, February 20th at 10:00 a.m. at the Loft on Sixth. Please show your support by attending this coffee. This is a great way to get to know these hard working volunteers and a great way to network with other businesses. Your support for their business is appreciated!
Osawatomie Legislative Breakfast
1200 Trojan Drive (OHS Cafeteria)
Saturday, February 22nd from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Join us on Saturday, February 22nd for the 2020 Legislative Breakfast. Senator Molly Baumgardner, Senator Caryn Tyson, Representative Mark Samsel and Representative Jene Vickrey will be in attendance and you will have the opportunity to hear from them and to submit your own questions all while enjoying a free buffet style breakfast. This event is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Chamber Office at (913) 755-4114.
First Baptist Church Music Bingo
428 West Pacific (OMS Cafeteria)
Saturday, February 22nd from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Help raise funds for the mission trip to Guatemala! The cost is $20 per person and includes you bingo card, snacks and water. Prizes will be awarded throughout the night! This is open to all ages, so come out for a night of family fun!

March 4th: The Women of Easter Study at Vintage Park
March 7th: Miami County Cancer Foundation's Spring Fling
March 10th: 7th Annual Miami County Tourism Dinner
April 11th: Osawatomie's Home & Business Expo
April 25th & 26th: Osawatomie's Tornado Alley Rally Soap Box Race
April 30th: Fort Scott Community College College Fair
No One is Hosting Any Specials this Week that we knew of! Be sure to check back next week though!
Olathe Family Care of Osawatomie Walk-In Services

Olathe Health Family Care Osawatomie is now offering Walk In Services for your convenience. Hours are Monday 8am to 12noon and 1pm to 4 pm. Tuesday through Friday afternoons 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. So if the kids get home from school , and aren’t feeling well, bring them on down by 4:00 p.m. and they’ll get them seen same day.

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.

CHRIS' CAFE - 537 Main Street - (913) 256-6012

Monday, February 10th: Chicken Bowls
Tuesday, February 11th: Hamburger Steak
Wednesday, February 12th: Pulled Pork
Thursday, February 13th: Taco Salad
Friday, February 14th: Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

GRANDSTAND BURGERS - 812 South Silver, Paola - (913) 594-4258

February's Creation is one that their managing partner, Mox, came up. They are naming it the Moxie Joe. It's his spin on a non traditional Sloppy Joe. Its really good! They will gladly add or subtract any toppings.

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

Sonic is going through some changes, so be sure to check back for their monthly specials!

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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