Friday September 13, 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
Fall Gets BUSY!

Please take the time to read all of the new happening's under the "Ongoing News" section located just below "Catch This Week's Specials" Lots of good causes out there to help with this fall season!
5th Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic

The Chamber's Annual Golf Tournament is just around the corner! It is set for Saturday, October 5th.

For those of you who have continued to support this event for the last several years, I truly appreciate that! For those of you who have formed teams to come out and golf – I hope you’ll do so again this year! I think we had a lot of fun last year and plan on more fun again this year! 

If you are interested in forming a Team or Sponsoring this event, please feel free to contact me at any time!
Please Welcome Our Newest Member to the Chamber!

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

Miami County 4-H Foundation

Thank you to Kay Voorhees for your inquiries into our business community. You will find that our Business Community is a FANTASTIC one to be a part of and we welcome you!

We hope to feature the Miami County 4-H Foundation 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 foundation.
Our story is yours. We grow older and wiser but
are sure to never lose the spark that started it all. Vintage Park continues to evolve, and we’re ever more dedicated to nurturing our company and our team to be healthy contributors to communities, we can focus on the big issues that concern the daily lives of our residents—from healthcare and finances to overall quality of life—while never losing sight of the details that matter most: the connections we make along the way.
Sheila Wilson is the new Executive Director at Vintage Park Osawatomie and is extremely happy to be part of the Osawatomie business family. Senior living as you may have once known it is much different today, offering more options that fit your needs than ever before. Vintage Park strives to create something better—in every sense of the word. Here, you get an exceptional lifestyle filled with good friendships, meaningful activities, delicious food and, basically, all the best that life has to offer. When you’ve come this far, Vintage Park exists to take care of the maintenance, the worry and the hassle to make sure you’re free to focus on the moments that matter most.
We believe in the power of community. As we age, it becomes more important that we feel supported in living our best lives. Our compassionate care and our passion for elevating senior living are proof of our commitment to you—our family. Vintage Park is here to help you create the life you’ve always dreamed of.

Special For the Month:

Vintage Park will be hosting a coffee on Friday, September 13th at 10:00 a.m. at their facility. Please show your support by attending this coffee. This is a great way to get to know Sheila and her staff 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?
Lakemary's 50th Anniversary Celebration
100 Lakemary Drive, Paola
Saturday, September 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Please join Lakemary as they celebrate 50 amazing years! Come tour their facilities and see firsthand all of what they do at Lakemary. Tell all your friends (they'd love as many newcomers as possible!) and be sure to bring your family. It is an open house, so come anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. PLUS there will be...

*Tons of Free Swag!
* Hands-on Activities!
* Enter to Win Cool Prizes!
* Snacks!
* See the Beautiful Lakemary Ranch! (not usually open to the public)
First United Methodist Church is Celebrating 165 Years
504 Pacific Avenue
Sunday, September 15th beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Come celebrate First United Methodist Church's 165th Celebration of continuous Ministry in Osawatomie. They are the oldest "business" in Osawatomie and the second oldest Methodist church in the Kansas Territory. They will have Fellowship at 9:30 a.m., Worship at 10:30 a.m. and a potluck lunch at Noon. Everyone is invited and encouraged to join us.
Tri-Ko Job Fair
7 Baptiste Drive (The Journey Church), Paola
Monday, September 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tri-Ko is offering several employment opportunities at this Job Fair to include: Supported Living Assistant and Direct Support Professionals. Full-time, Part-Time and PRN Positions are also available. There is a $250 New Hire Bonus and a $200 Referral Bonus! Walk-In interviews will be held that day, and they ask that you please bring your Driver's License and Social Security Card! If you have any questions regarding this job fair, please feel free to contact Tri-Ko at (913) 755-3025 or visit their website at
FSCC Free Community Career Fair
501 Hospital Drive, Suite 300, Paola
Tuesday, September 17th from 8:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Join Fort Scott Community College for a Free Community Career Fair! Many Employers will be in attendance and light refreshments will be provided. For additional information contact FSCC (913) 294-4178.
Third Thursday's Adult Craft Workshop 
527 Brown Avenue (Osawatomie Public Library)
Thursday, September 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Come learn how to make your own extracts. The cost is $10.00 (additional charge for on-line registration). and the class size is limited to 20. Registration will remain open until the class is full. The class is intended for adults (age 16+). If you would like to sign up, or have any questions, please feel free to contact the Library at (913) 755-2136.
Life Care Center's 9th Annual Wings & Wheels Bike Show
1615 Parker Avenue
Friday, September 20th at 6:30 p.m.

No entry to come out and enjoy fun with bikes, wings, hot dogs, live music and door prizes! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tammi Conner at (913) 731-3275.
Osawatomie Freedom Festival
1000 Main Street (John Brown Memorial Park)
Saturday, September 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday,September 22nd from Noon to 5:00 p.m.

The Freedom Festival is a living history event that brings the Border War and the Civil War to life! Come to the Freedom Festival and see Civil War re-enactors bring the Battle of Osawatomie and other Border War and Civil War Battles to life, along with other family fun activities!
Donutty Professors/Professor B's Kitchen Ribbon Cutting
710 6th Street
Tuesday, September 24th at 10:00 a.m.

Come join us for a Ribbon Cutting for the Grand Opening of Professor B's Kitchen! Bruce is excited to finally have his new establishment open and will have light refreshments for you to partake in that day!

Please remember that he is open from 5:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is offering Colorado Green Chili Breakfast Burritos until 10:00 a.m. every day and Mexican Hamburgers until they close.

This is a carryout business only and as always, you can place special orders! If you have any questions, or would like to place an order, please feel free to call (913) 594-3334.

Friends of the Mentally Ill Foundation Potluck & Business Meeting
11th and Main Street (Community Church of Christ)
Monday, September 30th at 6:00 p.m.

The FMIF is planning a pot luck dinner to be followed by the annual business meeting at approximately 6:45 pm. They will be providing coffee and ice tea, rolls, and have condiments available. They will also provide table service. They will be reviewing the Foundations activities over the past year as well as announcing the results of the election for the 2020 Board of Directors. In addition, they will have their brochures with membership information available. Bring a Spouse, a Friend or just Yourself! They hope you'll come out and enjoy! If you have any questions, please feel free to call Phyllis Sharp at (913) 731-0523.

October 3rd: Luke Bryan Farm Tour in Louisburg
October 5th: United Methodist Church Fish Fry
October 27th: United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat
October 31st: Annual Downtown Spook Parade
November 12th: Annual Chamber Dinner
December 7th: Annual Holiday Festival
Barden Dentistry

Want a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card? Here's how TWO lucky winners can qualify!

We know September is a busy month with school in full swing and all of the sports and activities that come with it. We want to make sure you make time to take care of your oral health too! If you schedule and complete a dental appointment any time in the month of September you will be entered into our drawing. It can be for your cleaning or dental treatment.

Not due for your cleaning in September? Already completed your dental work? No problem! You rock! Refer a friend or family member to our office and if they schedule and complete an appointment in September, you both are entered.

For more details please check out our facebook page and look for the following picture:
Fort Scott Community College

Their Paola campus is offering the following two sheds for sale:

Gambrel Shed:

8ft x 10ft – with 8 feet walls, treated 2” x 6” floor joist, ¾” treated plywood flooring. The shed has a 24” x 24” sliding window and a 4’ x 6’-9” door. Walls are 2” x 4” that are 16” OC, it has a 2” x 4” truss roof with asphalt shingles. >> See Picture

Gable Shed:

8ft x 10ft – with 8 feet walls, treated 2” x 6” floor joist, ¾” treated plywood flooring. The shed has a 24” x 24” sliding window and a 4’ x 6’-9” door. Walls are 2” x 4” that are 16” OC, it has a 2” x 4” ceiling joist and rafter with asphalt shingles. >> See Picture

The sheds will be sold by sealed bids only. Your bid should be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “Paola Sheds” to Buddy Tanck either in person or by mail to their Paola Campus.

Bidding will close at noon, on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Bids will be opened on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Winning bidder will be notified that afternoon. Payment must be made by Friday, September 27, 2019. Bidder is responsible for removal after payment is made, and removal must be completed by October 11, 2019.

Fort Scott Community College reserves the right to refuse any and all bids. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gerry Carter or Buddy Tanck by calling (913) 294-4178.
The John Brown Foundation Needs Promotional Items

The John Brown Foundation is looking for promotional items for the BBQ Border to put into the welcome bags to welcome these people into our community. If you are interested in donating items, please feel free to contact them at (913) 755-4384.
Get Your Flu Vaccine at Auten Pharmacy

Get protected today with your Flu Vaccine. They can do it right there and no appointment is necessary. Most insurances are accepted and the cash price is $35.00. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at (913) 755-4111.
Miami County Cancer Foundation's Give them a BOOST

The Miami County Cancer Foundation spends thousands of dollars every year on nutritional drinks for their clients. They are collecting cases of nutritional drinks (Boost, Ensure) to provide to their clients (who prefer Chocolate flavor - but of course all donations are welcome). They drop off location is at the Paola Chamber of Commerce (6 West Peoria) Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. They will be accepting donations until October 31st.
Donate Your Gently Worn, Used & New Athletic Shoes

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.
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.
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!

CHRIS' CAFE - 537 Main Street - (913) 256-6012
Monday, September 16th: BBQ Sausage
Tuesday, September 17th: Tuna Casserole
Wednesday, September 18th: Subs
Thursday, September 19th: Shrimp & French Fries
Friday, September 20th: Fried 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
We have been ask for this on several occasions so here it is. Our version of this burger comes from the old fashion upper end Kansas City Burger Joints. Referred to by many as the old KC Steak burgers. We start out with two fresh 1/6 lb Certified Angus ground beef burger balls smash them thin and sear them, add two layers of cheese and dress them how you please. The September Burger of the month come get some and tell us how you like them!

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

Sonic will be serving your Fair Favorites the entire month of September.

.99 Cent Corndogs All Month

Fried Oreo A'la Mode only $2.99

Cheddar Peppers $2.99

Carhop Classic 6" Philly Steak & Cheese or Quarter Pound Double Cheeseburger with Medium Tots only $2.99
Kwikom Communications: Is looking for a Field Technician for the Miami County Area. For a job description and to find out what benefits they offer please click on the following link Field Technician Job Description
Sonic: Is now hiring for all shifts. They are looking for Carhops and Cooks. If interested, please apply in person at the Osawatomie location.
Tri-Ko  has several job opportunities open! Please see  Flyer  to see what that have available, 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.
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