Friday September 27, 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
5th Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
Saturday, October 5th

The Chamber's Annual Golf Tournament is one week from tomorrow! If you are interested in forming a Team or Sponsoring this event, there is still time!
Citizen of the Year Nominations Sought

It's that time of year again and we're looking for those outstanding citizens that make our community a WONDERFUL place to live! The Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Annual Outstanding Citizen/Volunteer of the year award!

This award is presented to an individual for leadership and vision, along with
volunteer service to the community. The nominations should stress how this
person’s efforts have benefited the quality of life in Osawatomie. You will be asked to describe how the Nominee has displayed exemplary commitment, support, skills, leadership, outreach to other citizens and desire to make a positive impact within
the Osawatomie Community.

Nominations are due by Friday, October 18th   and can be returned to the
Chamber Office in person, by e-mail or by regular mail. The Board will NOT accept any nominations beyond that date, so be sure to get your nominations turned it.

The winner will be announced at the Annual Chamber of Commerce Dinner in November. To download the necessary form, please visit the Chamber's Website.
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?
Osawatomie Faith Community Church 
425 6th Street (The Loft on Sixth Chapel)
Sunday, September 29th beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Faith Community Church is an new church started out of Grace Community Church of Spring Hill. Pastor Dale Samuels is leading a group of 10 families that have formed the core group of the new church. Engaging Worship, Bible Teaching, Kid's Ministry and Nursery are all a part of Sunday morning worship gatherings. Everyone is welcome! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact (913) 592-2036.
Wes Cole Thank You Party
Osawatomie State Hospital Administration Building
Monday, September 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Osawatomie State Hospital will be hosting a party for Wes Cole to celebrate and to express how very honored they are to have had him there at the hospital. This celebration is not just for the past year but for all his service to the state and the community as a whole. Light refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Angela Young at (913) 755-7073.
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 or would like to know more, please feel free to see Flyer.
Osawatomie Golf Course Presents Jay Harris Stand Up Comedy
Osawatomie Golf Course (32942 West Lakeside Drive)
Friday, October 4th with Happy Hour at 5:30 and Show at 7:30 p.m.

Come out for a night of Laughs! If you feel like golfing before hand they are offering a great Show & Golf Package for $30 which includes 9 Holes, Cart and 1 Comedy Ticket. If you want tickets to the show only, it'll cost you $25.00 If you would like tickets, please feel free to call (913) 755-4769.
5th Annual Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
Osawatomie Golf Course ( 32942 West Lakeside Drive )
Saturday, October 5th registration beginning at 8:00

Please join us in making this year’s Golf Tournament a great day for all involved! 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!
United Methodist Annual Fish Fry
First United Methodist Church (504 Pacific)
Saturday, October 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

They will be serving Fried Fish, Hush Puppies and Ham & Beans with Cornbread. Drinks and Dessert will be also included. The cost is $8 for 12 and up, $6 for ages 5-12 and under 5 eat free.
Career/Technical Education Summit
22795 West 255th Street, Hillsdale
Thursday, October 10th at 9:00 a.m.

Local school districts invite you to join a discussion on the job market students face and employer standards, and to hear what our local schools are currently doing to prepare students. For more information please feel free to call (913) 285-6410. You may also register at . This is a free event.
St. Philip Neri Catholic Church Fall Dinner & Bazaar
439 Main Street (Osawatomie City Auditorium)
Sunday, October 20th from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The St. Philip Neri Catholic Church will be holding their Fall Dinner complete with homemade Chicken and Noodles, Real Mashed Potatoes, Salad, Green Beans, Bread, Dessert, Coffee and Tea. It's $10 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 12 and 5 and under eat free. They will have a Country Store, a Silent Auction and Kids Games. They will also be having a live auction on Saturday, October 19th at the Church Parking Lot. For questions, please feel free to call (913) 755-2652.
First United Methodist Church
504 Pacific Avenue
Sunday, October 27th from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Osawatomie's First United Methodist Church will be hosting a "Trunk or Treat" event that afternoon. All children and families are welcome. Be sure to wear your costume!
Healthcare Employer Roundtable
2100 Baptiste Drive (Miami County Medical Center)
Thursday, October 31st from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

You are invited to join Miami County healthcare providers in a discussion about the available resources, current needs and its legislative future. For more information feel free to call (913) 285-6410. To register please visit
Annual Spook Fest/Parade
Downtown Osawatomie
Thursday, October 31st - Games beginning at 3:45, Parade at 4:30 p.m.

Get those kiddies ready for fun, games and of course CANDY at our Annual Spook Fest! Games for your goblins will begin at 3:45 p.m. at the City Auditorium (439 Main Street) with the parade at 4:30. If you are interested in helping with this event, please be sure to contact the Chamber Office.
November 12th: Annual Chamber Dinner
December 7th: Annual Holiday Festival
Ceramic Studio

Every Friday until October 25th they will be offering FREE paint supplies (yellow shelf only) when you purchase any item.
The John Brown Foundation Needs Promotional Items

The John Brown Foundation is looking for promotional items for the BBQ Border War 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 30th: Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa
Tuesday, October 1st: Garlic Chicken & Fried Potatoes
Wednesday, October 2nd: Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
Thursday, October 3rd: Green Chili Burger
Friday, October 4th: Chicken Fried Steak

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.
Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce | 509 5th Street, P.O. Box 63 | Phone: (913) 755-4114 |
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