Monday, May 11th 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
Hey, Howdy & Hello!

I hope each of you were able to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend and that you were able to wish your Mother a Happy Day on Sunday!

And speaking of beautiful's time for those garden fresh veggies that we start craving by the end of winter! The Board and Myself are in the process of working on the Farmer's Market, but just like last year, due to the weather, the planting and growing season is later than expected! ALSO! Because of COVID-19, we are doing our homework on the new guidelines regarding how this will need to be handled. We'll keep you posted!
City of Osawatomie - COVID-19 Impact Survey, Phase I:

The City of Osawatomie is seeking information from local businesses about how their operations were/continue to be impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Information collected during this survey will be used to determine which local businesses may qualify for relief funds through the CARES Act and the CDBG-CV Program.

Did You Know?

Be sure to count everyone who lives in your home on your 2020 Census form.

This includes babies and young children, who are often missed in the census. Not counting newborn babies and children impacts support for programs such as children’s health insurance, hospitals, childcare, food assistance, schools, and early childhood development. It is important to count all the babies and children in your home, even if they aren’t related to you or are only staying with you temporarily.

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AUTEN PHARMACY: Drive thru services available.
BARDEN DENTISTRY: They are easing back into their routine. They will be contacting their patients to get you back on their schedule.
CASEY'S: Business as usual. The only exception is they will not be serving subs and they will have to hand you anything that was once self-serving (i.e. pizza warmers) and no fountain drinks.
CHINA RESTAURANT: We are now only having Take-Out services. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks for your support. Stay safe and healthy.
CHRIS' CAFE: We are now open for sit down! We will still offer Delivery and Carry-Outs as well To order, call us and pay by phone 913-256-6012.

Effective immediately, the following public facilities will be closed until further notice:

  • Municipal Auditorium (10 People or Less)
  • Memorial Hall (10 People or Less)
  • Old Stone Church
  • Osawatomie Public Library (Untile May 18th)
  • John Brown Cabin

We are closing these high-traffic locations out of an abundance of caution and at the recommendation of local, state, and federal health departments to limit social gatherings of more than 50 people.

We'll continue to post COVID-19 updates here on our website and Facebook page as more information becomes available in the coming days and weeks. If you have questions about these closures, please call our utilities office at 913-755-2146.
COMMUNITY SENIOR CENTER & MEALS ON WHEELS: As of now we are abiding by Miami County's Orders. We will be closed till May 18th. Then a decision will be made how to make a slow start. Thank you for being patient. We miss you all!
DONNA & VIOLA'S SHIRTS ETC: We are officially re-opened and look forward to working with everyone on their screen printing and embroidery projects.
EYECARE ASSOCIATES OF OSAWATOMIE: They are easing back into their routine. They will be contacting their patients to get you back on their schedule.
FIRST OPTION BANK: At this point, all services and hours remain the same. We are doing our best to be informed and updated on this situation. We are remaining calm and continuing to practice everyday preventative actions.
HANAYA dba HANES FLORIST & MAIN STREET GIFTS: WE ARE OPEN for curbside pickup and delivery! ! You may call in or order online at If you have an urgent funeral need, please feel free to call Hitomi on her cell phone at (660) 909-1121.
LANG CHEVROLET BUICK GMC: Lang Chevrolet Buick GMC is open for business. The sales department is open from 10 am to 2 pm Monday thru Saturday or by appointment. Call Dealership number to set up appointment 913.294.5375 and ext 1. Service and Parts are open 7:30 am until 5:00 pm or sooner.
LANDMARK NATIONAL BANK: As Kansas moves through the initial phases of re-opening, our lobbies will remain available by appointment only. We encourage you to continue to use our drive-up lanes and digital banking channels to conduct your transactions. We certainly miss seeing all of our customers in the bank, but we want to protect the health of our associates and customers during this transition period. You can request appointments by calling or through our convenient online scheduler.
LIFE CARE CENTER OF OSAWATOMIE: Resident safety is a top priority for Life Care Centers of America, and we are taking necessary precautions to protect our residents from COVID-19. We are utilizing infection control procedures set forth by CMS, CDC and local health departments, and going over our own infection control policies and procedures. In addition, we are complying with the new CMS visitation restriction guidelines that apply to all nursing homes. These guidelines do limit visitors significantly in an effort to help protect our residents from possible exposure to this virus. As such, we encourage families to establish alternate ways of communicating with our residents, such as by telephone, texting, video conferencing or other means. We understand family members are an integral part of our residents’ lives and encourage any family members with concerns or questions about these limitations to call the facility for more information.
OZ FOOD PANTRY: Updates......For the month of May, we will continue with the drive through distribution we have already been using. We will be open each Wednesday from 8:30 to 11:30 am still offering our pantry services one time per month to USD #367 residents, Paola, and Louisburg. (Paola and Louisburg residents can come during any of our open hours not just the last hour as we did in April,) We will NOT be open on ANY Saturday in May.
OZONE: The Ozone will remain closed until further notice do to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 coronavirus. While we know how important the Ozone is to you and our community we serve, your health and well-being is our highest priority. We will do everything we can to reopen our fitness center as soon as possible. We will also be sending you information on how to stay healthy while we are closed.​
PALACE HARDWARE: Due to the current "Stay At Home Order" our Hardware Store hours have changed temporarily.New Hours: Monday thru Friday 8am- 3pm, Saturday. 8am- 2pm & Sunday. Closed
PAT'S SIGNS: Orders can be place via phone or e-mail. They will make arrangements to deliver your sign to you. Please call them at (913) 755-4474.
SHOOTHOUSE PAINTBALL: Hey everyone, we are going to be postponing our opening weekend. This is just temporary and we will keep you updated if anything changes. But as of right now we feel for everyone’s health and safety it is just better you stay home.
STATE FARM OF OSAWATOMIE: From Marsha Adams - As a professional risk manager, I have chosen to folow the recommendations of the CDC, and state officials. Our office lobby will be closed to the public until further notice. We will be happy to assist you by phone or email. if you need to meet with us in person, call our office to discuss options. Our office phone no. is 913 755-3370. My email is We have a drop box and a mail slot for your convenience. We will send a receipt to you. If you are unable to make payments, call our office for options. We are here for you and we will get through this together.
SUNFLOWER SUBSTANCE ABUSE RECOVERY SERVICES: SSARS is currently open for business although some of our practices have temporarily changed.  

KOFO Radio

KOFO Radio in Ottawa is hosting a call in show from
11:00 a.m. to Noon Monday through Friday to highlight local businesses that are open during the Stay at Home Order.

ANY business that is open, or maybe not open but offering online services is welcome to call (785) 242-1220 between 11:00 a.m. and Noon each morning to talk about
what they have to offer.

They want to do all they can to help small business stay alive and well in our area. There is NO CHARGE for this call. They encourage you to call, as they would love to help you out in any way they can.
"Take Out Tuesday" at Lang Chevrolet
 We will be offering "Take Out Tuesday" again on Tuesday from 11:30-12:30 at Lang Chevrolet to those in need of a free lunch. The lunch will again be from Grandstand Burgers and will include a hamburger, chips and an apple. We will offer curbside service on the south side of the building. Please follow the signs and cones.
Limited public access to ELC’s buildings

Ottawa, Kansas, April 2020 – Elizabeth Layton Center (ELC) continues to provide essential mental health and substance use treatment services during this time of COVID19 crisis. In order to continue providing services in a manner that is safe for clients and staff, ELC is requiring the use of “telehealth” services when possible. Telehealth means services are delivered by telephone or televideo. Starting 4/9/20, public access to ELC buildings will be limited to those who are unable to participate by telephone or televideo.    

Leslie Bjork, ELC Executive Director shares, “Behavioral health services delivered through telehealth are convenient, effective and helpful in allowing all of us to practice social distancing. Our compassionate staff are here to serve and can help walk you through the process of receiving behavioral health care in this new method.”

Elizabeth Layton Center now offers Crisis Services, New Client Admissions, Therapy, Medication Management, Case Management and Peer Support services by telephone and televideo. Face-to-face services are limited to those who cannot participate by telehealth. People who arrive in person to ELC offices will be required to complete a COVID-screening process prior to entry. 

Managing the coronavirus outbreak can be stressful for adults and children. Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include
Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones
Changes in sleep or eating patterns
Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
Worsening of chronic health problems
Worsening of mental health conditions
Increased use of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs

“ELC offers convenient and comprehensive services that can help.” says Bjork. “Coping effectively with stress helps us to stay healthier, and it makes our community stronger.”

Elizabeth Layton Center is the designated Community Mental Health Center serving Franklin and Miami Counties. 

If you would like more information about this topic please call Elizabeth Layton Center 
at 785.242.3780 (Franklin County) or 913.557.9096 (Miami County)

Contact: Leslie Bjork, Elizabeth Layton Center
Phone: 785.242.3780/913.557.9096

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