Friday May 24, 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!
Osawatomie's Tornado Alley Rally Soap Box Race
Saturday, June 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Rain, Rain Go Away, we're gonna race today!

Come cheer on your hometown racers as we open summer up with a Soap Box Derby Race down Main Street Osawatomie! This isn't Pinewood! It's Soap Boxing and these kids are ready to race! Come on down and enjoy the excitement! Breakfast, lunch and goodies will be available for purchase.

I would suggest you bring your canopies if you plan to watch the races all day!

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
7:00 a.m. (tentative) John Brown Foundation Breakfast Opens for Business
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. 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
Eduardo Kwick
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

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!
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.
Osawatomie Alumni Activities & Street Dance
5th and Main Street (City Auditorium)
Saturday, May 25th from 9:00 p.m. to Midnight

Bands will play at 5th & Main with 4th-6th Streets closed off on Main. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the evening with great friends and music by Asylum Bridge (Russell Davis - Class of 1969 - is a member)! Alcohol will be permitted - but no glass containers please! Tickets are $5 per person and you can purchase them at the gates or at Donna & Viola’s Shirts (522 Main Street). La Hacienda (546 Main Street) will also be open during the dance if you are looking for food & drinks to enjoy! For a complete Schedule, please >> See Here
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.
Osawatomie's Tornado Alley Rally Soap Box Race
12th & Main Street, Osawatomie
Saturday, June 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Rain, Rain Go Away, we're gonna race today!

Come cheer on your hometown racers as we open summer up with a Soap Box Derby Race down Main Street Osawatomie! This isn't Pinewood! It's Soap Boxing and these kids are ready to race! Come on down and enjoy the excitement! Breakfast, lunch and goodies will be available for purchase.

I would suggest you bring your canopies if you plan to watch the races all day!
Osawatomie Rotary Club Golf Tournament
Osawatomie Golf Course (32942 West Lakeside Drive)
Saturday, June 1st from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

If you are interested in sponsoring or helping with this event, Rotary will gladly accept either. The funds raised from this tournament help a fund a multitude of projects that Rotary helps with in our community! For more information please feel free to contact Mike Moon at (913) 755-6666 x100.
USD #367 Retirement Celebration
Mac Steele Gymnasium (1200 Trojan Drive)
Tuesday, June 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

USD 367 invites you to wish Patty Trull, Lina Needham, Wayne Gaeddert and Gary French a Happy Retirement! Join them for food, cake and punch! Introductions will begin at
5:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Central Office at (913) 755-4172.
Osawatomie Farmers Market
500 Block of Main Street (vacant lot next to La Hacienda)
Opening June 6th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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.
Multi-Chamber After Hours at the Jayhawk Marina
26353 Jayhawker Drive, Paola
Thursday, June 6th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Join the fun at the Jayhawk Marina in a Multi-Chamber after hours event hosted by the Gardner Edgerton, Louisburg, Osawatomie, Paola and Spring Hill Chambers. There will be complimentary food and drink, pontoon boat rides and a search and rescue dive team demo. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your Chamber Office.
Miami County Relay for Life
Paola Middle School (405 North Hospital Drive)
Friday, June 7th from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

At  Relay for Life  no donation is too small, each and every dollar counts. Your donations help fund groundbreaking cancer research, patient care programs, and can make a difference in communities like ours. With every donation, you are helping the American Cancer Society save lives. This event is 100% Volunteer Driven. For more information or to Sponsor the event, please feel free to email them at
Fundraiser for the Osawatomie Boy Scout Troop #106
Osawatomie Sonic (319 East Main)
Saturday, June 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Osawatomie Boy Scout Troop #106 will be car hopping at Sonic and having a bake sale. Their troop got chosen to go on a high adventure camp in the summer of 2020 to BSA Northern Tier in Ely, Minnesota and were one of the few hundred selected troops out of the thousands that had applied. They are very excited as it's been 15 or more years since their troop was chosen to go!

They will be hiking and canoeing along the Canadian border for 7 days totaling over 70 miles. They will be learning about forestry, wildlife, canoeing, hiking, conservation and being able to camp with what they can carry. These boys are trying to raise the funds not only to pay for the camp, but to be able to pay for travel there and back and any spending money they would like to have along the way.

For more information about the Northern Tier BSA high adventure camp, please feel free to visit their website at
City of Osawatomie Community Garage Sale
Sales Throughout Osawatomie
Saturday, June 8th from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 9th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Looking for something in particular? Take a drive around town on June 8th and see if you can find what you're looking for. If you would like to More Information or the Registration Form please feel free to visit the Partners in Education Facebook Page, or you may download them from the Chamber's Website.
City of Osawatomie City Wide Cleanup
Saturday, June 15th beginning at 6:00 a.m.

This is your once a year free bulk pick up! Please be sure to have your bulk items out on the curb Friday night, or by 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning. They will be picking up all day. You are not limited to how many items you can set out, but they will not pick up paint or tires, so don't set those out! If you have any questions regarding what you can set out, please feel free to contact the City at (913) 755-2146.
Miss Osawatomie Pageant
OHS Auditorium (1200 Trojan Drive)
Friday, June 29th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Come encourage and support the young ladies that are making a difference in our community at the Miss Osawatomie Pageant! Participants will share what they are passionate about and how they want to make a difference. This pageant will have participants aging from Kindergarten through Seniors in High School. Plan to attend this wonderful Osawatomie tradition and kick off Lights on the Lake! For more information, please feel free to visit the  Miss Osawatomie Pageant Facebook Page  or contact the Larissa Katzer at (913) 731-6422.
Lights on the Lake Schedule
John Brown Park (1000 Main Street)
Osawatomie Lake  (32942 West Lakeside Drive)
Saturday, June 30th beginning at 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Kick off the Lights on the Lake Festival with the Parade on Thursday evening!

On Friday night be sure to stop by the OHS Auditorium and cheer on the Contestants at the Miss Osawatomie Pageant!

Then on Saturday, pack a picnic lunch and come spend the day out at the lake after you've visited the festivities in the park!

Some of the events include: a 5K Fun Run, a Tennis Clinic, a Baby Contest, the After-Prom Car Show, Carnival Games, a Balloon Artist, Face Painting and Several Inflatables for the Kiddies! Hazzard County and Revelation: A Tribute to Journey will all performing that evening and of course you'll want to stick around for the Fireworks Celebration that night!

The Fishing Derby will also be Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

If you need more detailed information regarding the schedule of events, or would like a Parade Entry form, please feel free to visit the   Lights on the Lake  website.
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 27th: Cheddar Bacon Chicken Tenders
Tuesday, May 28th: Italian Sub
Wednesday, May 29th: Apple Butter Pork Chops
Thursday, May 30th: Meatball Sub
Friday, May 31st: Cesar Chicken

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 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.

They are also looking for part-time office help. 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: Sadly, after so many years, Hanes will be closing their doors at the end of June. We have enjoyed their beautiful arrangements and wish them all the best. They are still taking orders up until then.

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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