Friday May 10, 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
2019 Chamber Tiles

My apologies to those of you who have not received your 2019 tiles for your Chamber Plaque. If you contact me to let me know that you need one, I will be sure to get one to you right away!
Please Welcome Our Newest Chamber Members!

It is with great pleasure that I welcome the following businesses to the Chamber:

United Way of Miami County Kansas

Thank you to their Board of Directors for your inquiries into joining the Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce! You will find that our Business Community is a FANTASTIC one to be a part of and we welcome you!

We hope to feature United Way as a Spotlight for a month sooner than later, but in the meantime, if you would like to know more about them, please feel free to visit the Chamber's Website and click on the "Directory" link which will then allow you to find their information for further  inquiries  into their business
Osawatomie's Tornado Alley Rally Soap Box Race
Saturday, June 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We welcome you to bring your lawn chairs, your drinks, your food and your best friends to come and set up on Main Street (from 12th to 10th) to be a witness to  the only Soap Box Race in the State of Kansas! If you're interested in hanging a Flyer in your window, let me know and I can drop one by to you!

Don't forget to visit out Facebook page and take our Mayor vs Chief of Police Poll of who's going to win that race!

Listed below is a tentative schedule and a list of the local participants.   Lot's of fun to be had on June 1st - can't wait to see you there!

Soap Box Race Tentative Schedule*:

5:00 a.m. Setup Track
7:00 a.m. Weigh In for Driver's
8:30 a.m. Driver's Meeting
8:45 a.m. National Anthem
9:00 a.m. Mayor & Chief of Police Race
9:15 a.m. Races Begin (Double & Single Elimination Race)
11:00 a.m. Super Kids Race Begins Between Regular Races
11:00 a.m. Bombshell Food Truck Opens for Business
11:00 a.m. Knights of Columbus Funnel Cakes Opens for Business
5:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony & Track Breakdown

* IF rain is in the forecast - we will wait out any passing storms. Races will still occur in the rain as long as their is no lightning and as long as the kids can still brake and as long as it is SAFE. IF the rain/storm does not look as though it will subside, we have set Sunday, June 2nd as the rain out date. Same time, same place.
And Here's Some of the Locals We'll Be Looking At:

Stock Division:

Jack Burchett
Wyatt Farr
Kiyoshi Lamirande
Charlee & Emma Lawless
Bailey Madden
Cooper Powell
Blake Scheffer
Cash & Olivia Seymour

Super Stock Division:

Seth Aguire
Walker Beets (racing the Auten Pharmacy Car)
Noah Matney
Alyssa Haefele
Chase Homrighausen
Sabrina Kasper
Gage Seymour
Ryan Thurman
Osawatomie Farmers Market

The Osawatomie Farmers' Market will officially open June 6th! Come and pick up some garden fresh goodies! You'll want to be sure to come back each week because as the season progresses, the vendors will vary with new seasonal items! You don't want to miss this, and everyone is welcome! For more information or to download the necessary forms, please feel free to visit the Chamber's Website.

Good Shepherd Hospice is a privately owned organization that has been providing end of life care to patients and families since 1995. Good Shepherd Hospice offers a concept of care that addresses the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients suffering from a life-limiting illness. Their care team is comprised of nurses, home health aides, spiritual support staff and patient volunteers who deliver care with compassion and dignity.
Miranda Redin, Executive Director for the Lenexa branch, began her career in Hospice over 13 years ago. She was born and raised in the south, which is what inspired her to expand their service area and offer quality end of life care to the more rural communities. 
In February, 2019, Good Shepherd Hospice was approved for expansion and has recently opened a new office located at 427 S. Oak in Garnett, KS. With the new office location, Good Shepherd will now be able to serve even more patients and families in the area.
Good Shepherd Hospice is committed to providing all patients and family members with the highest level of care and support. Their care is always guided by the partnerships established with their patients, families, and the community. They take pride in their care team who dedicate their lives each day to carry out the Good Shepherd Hospice Mission: “Serving people with compassion and dignity.”
If you would like to learn more about Hospice Care, please feel free to visit or call (785) 448-6590 for more information.
If you interested in Volunteer opportunities and all the different ways you can give back to your own community, please contact Julie Luoma at (913) 322-3297 or
Special For the Month:

Good Shepherd Hospice will be hosting a coffee on Thursday, May 16th at 10:00 a.m. in the Board Room at City Hall. Please show your support by attending this coffee. This is a great way to get to know Miranda and her staff and a great way to network with other businesses. Your support for his business is appreciated!
Richard Jackson's Retirement from ECKAN
1st and Hickory Street, Ottawa
Friday May 10th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Richard Jackson is retiring after more than 45 years with ECKAN. Miami county is one of the areas that he has served and they invite you you to wish Mr. Jackson a fond farewell. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sherri Scott at (785) 242-7450 ext 7100.
Miami County Farm Tour
Saturday, May 11th & Sunday, May 12th
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tour the Kansas countryside when it's in full bloom! Plenty of furry things to pet and feed, delicious homemade goods and fresh produce available for purchase, and fun demonstrations about life on the farm. For the 21 and up crowd, be sure to stop at one of local wineries to grab a bottle of one of our award winning wines. (Wineries have a late start on Sundays, so stop by in the afternoon.) If you have any questions, please feel free to call (913) 285-6410.  
Osawatomie High School Graduation
1200 Trojan Drive
Sunday, May 12th at 3:30 p.m.

Congratulations to the class of 2019! A ceremony will be held in the Mac Steele Gymnasium for our graduates. Baccalaureate is at 2:00 p.m. followed by the ceremony at 3:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please feel free to call (913) 755-4172.
Miss Osawatomie Pageant Sign Up Meeting
411 11th Street (Memorial Hall)
Tuesday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m.

Any Contestant interested in entering the Pageant must attend this mandatory sign-up meeting. IF for some reason you are unable to attend this Mandatory meeting you have until Wednesday, May 22nd contact Larissa Katzer to sign up. The Committee will not accept any Contestants beyond this date. Please feel free to contact Larissa Katzer at (913) 731-6422 or via e-mail at with questions
Good Shepherd Hospice Coffee
439 Main Street (City Hall Board Room)
Thursday, May 16th at 10:00 a.m.

Good Shepherd Hospice will be hosting a coffee in the Board Room at City Hall. Please show your support by attending this coffee. This is a great way to get to know Miranda and her staff and a great way to network with other businesses. Your support for his business is appreciated!
Tri-Ko Blood Drive
301 First Street (Training Room)
Thursday, May 16th 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.
The Osawatomie Theatre Company Presents "Almost Maine"
Loft on 6th (425 6th Street)
Saturday, May 18th at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 19th at 3:00 p.m.

A full dinner (catered by Chris' Cafe) will be available on Saturday and those tickets are $20. Dessert only will be available on Sunday and those tickets are $10. Last Day to Purchase your Tickets is May 10th. You can purchase at First Option Bank, Chris' Cafe, Palace Hardware & Ottawa Main Street Association. You can also purchase tickets from any of their cast members. For more information, please feel free to visit their  Facebook Page.
Fort Scott Community College Open House
501 Hospital Drive, Paola
Monday, May 20th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Come take a tour of the facility and learn about their college programs and clubs! You'll also have an opportunity to meet students, faculty & staff. This is a great opportunity for High School kids to get a jump start on college classes. For more information please see Flyer , or feel free to call (913) 294-4178 or visit their website at
Osawatomie Library All You Can Eat Pancake Fundraiser
5th and Main Street (City Auditorium)
Saturday, May 25th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

This breakfast is the Library Board's Annual Fundraiser. Join them as Chris' Cakes serves her world-famous pancakes, sausage and Assorted Drinks! Tickets are $7.00 and all proceeds benefit the Osawatomie Library. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Library at (913) 755-2136.
World War I Museum Field Trip hosted by the Ozone
2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108
Tuesday, May 28th
Leaving from the Ozone at 8:30 a.m. & returning around 3:30 p.m.

Join the Ozone as they will be taking a field trip to the World War I Museum . They will also be going to Memorial Tower and ending the day with a street car ride to the City Market for lunch! The cost for 65+ is $22/members & $24 non-members. The cost for anyone under 65 is $26/members and $28/non members. This price includes admission. You can sign up at the front desk at the Ozone, or by visiting If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Hayden Mersman or Kelly Farr at (913) 755-3622.
June 6th: After Hours Multi-Chamber Event at the Jayhawk Marina
June 8th: Osawatomie City Wide Garage Sale Flyer and Registration Form
June 15th: Osawatomie City Wide Pickup
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. Scheduled appointments are still available with Dr. Newkirk, Dr. Cooke and Dr. Cobine.
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. (*Data provided by  George Washington Institute of Public Policy ). From a direct economic development perspective, retailers and business prospects are attracted to areas with a growing population.

For General flyers, social media images, promotional tips for community partners and businesses, please feel free to visit  
CHRIS' CAFE - 537 Main Street - (913) 256-6012
Monday, May 13th: General Tso's Chicken
Tuesday, May 14th: Street Tacos
Wednesday, May 15th: Avocado Strawberry Salad
Thursday, May 16th: Sloppy Joe's
Friday, May 17th: Grilled Chicken Dinner

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
Enjoy May's "Burger of the Month".  The Burger of the Month is "Cinco De Mayo Burger". Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Tortilla Strips & Picante Sauce all top this tasty burger! 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!

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

May 15th: $1.99 Footlong Coney's
May 18th: .99 Cent Burritos
May 23rd: .50 Cent Corn Dogs
May 29th: 1/2 price wings (limit 5)
First Option Bank: Is looking for a full-time teller in their Louisburg & Paola branch. Hours will vary. They are also looking for a part-time teller (3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday) at their Paola branch. If you are interested, or would like a little more information, please feel free to contact Megan Leigh at (913) 294-3811 or apply online at
Sunflower Substance Abuse Recovery Services: I s looking for part-time Licensed Addiction Counselor. This could turn into a full-time job for the right person. Please call the office at (913) 755-2081 if you are interested.
Census Bureau: They are hiring for a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen. To apply or for more information please visit
Tri-Ko has several job opportunities open! 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.
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.
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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