Friday September 7, 2018
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
Please Welcome Our Newest Chamber Member!

It is with great pleasure that I welcome JK Custom Communications to the Chamber!

Thank you to Bobby & Jessica for your inquiries into joining the Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce and it was lovely to visit with you the other day! You will find that our Business Community is a FANTASTIC one to be a part of and we welcome you!

For more information regarding JK Custom Communications, 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.
4th Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic
Saturday, October 6th registration beginning at 8:00 a.m.

The Chamber's Annual Golf Tournament is just around the corner! We're trying to come up with fun and memorable ideas to make this outing more than just about Golf!

Thanks to those of you who have already sponsored a hole! We would LOVE to see you golf if you can, and hope that we can do something fun with the hole that you have sponsored!

As always, if you are interested in forming a Team or Sponsoring this event, please feel free to contact me at any time!
Membership Renewals for the Chamber of Commerce

Memberships will also be coming due and mailed out in the next couple of weeks. Please look for those in the mail, or you may download the renewal form from the Chamber's website and send it back via e-mail if you'd like.  If you have any questions regarding your renewal, please free free to call the office.

A library has served the community of
Osawatomie since 1889, and though the locations have changed – the mission to serve the community has remained the same.

As the needs of their patrons have evolved over the last 129 years, so too have the library’s services to meet those needs. Where once the library was primarily known for offering books and magazines, their patrons can now enjoy DVD’s, music, computers, history, programs and classes in addition to a huge variety of books in every genre.

In 2006, the Library Board created a vision to expand and enhance the existing library building to meet its changing role in Osawatomie. After creating an overall plan for what they wanted to see happen, the Board hired Elizabeth Trigg as the new Library Director to make that vision a reality. Plans were drawn up, contracts signed and a Community Development Block Grant Program was obtained.  

Finally, in the summer of 2009, construction began on Phase 1 of the Library renovation. At this time, the Library was made ADA compliant including the installation of an elevator. This gave the library access to a once unusable basement, presenting them with an additional 3,600 square feet to work with. After completion, the Board immediately began plans and fundraising efforts to implement Phase 2, which would further increase the square footage of the library .

In June of 2016, the library was remembered in the will of former Osawatomie resident Franchelle Maxine Cliff. Ms. Cliff left a Memorial that allowed the library to invest in its current remodel.  Thanks to her wonderful donation, the library was able to update the lights and electrical system and was also able to install a new alarm system. They have rearranged the books, painted rooms, created a Kansas Room and a small meeting room and have moved all of the children’s books to the lower level to allow for a more self- contained youth department.  

Through the effort of many, Library services now include a fully automated on-line catalog, after school programs, summer reading programs, a video-conversion station (upcoming), 30,000 books, a microfiche machine, a 3-D Printer, educational and crafting classes, community partnerships and other opportunities that benefit their patrons.

The Library Staff includes Tanya Ashely (interlibrary loan), Tammy Lyons (social media consultant), Jan Lindsey (Circulation), Shay Hanysak (Children’s Programing), Amanda Murphy (Adult Programing) and Director Elizabeth Trigg. They look forward to seeing you and will continue to make Osawatomie the wonderful place that we all love and enjoy!

Special for the Month:

The Osawatomie Public Library will be having a Ribbon Cutting and hosting a coffee at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11th at their facility (527 Brown Avenue). Please show your support by attending this coffee. This is a great way to get to know their phenomenal staff and a great way to visit with other businesses! Your support for their business is appreciated

Interested in the High School or Middle School Upcoming Sports Schedules?
Homeschool Physical Education offered by the Ozone
300 11th Street (Ozone Sports & Fitness Center)
Classes begin Wednesday, September 12th

You must enroll prior to classes beginning and unfortunately you will not be able to show up on class days without proof of enrollment for the entire semester. They will be offering a variety programs and 2 age divisions (3 to 8 years and 9 and older) every 2nd and 4th Wednesday beginning September 12th (except November) through December 12th. The cost is $70 for the semester and there is a 15% sibling discount which may be applied to each child if the family consists of more than one child. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Hayden Mersman at (913) 755-3622.
Osawatomie After Prom Golf Tournament
32942 W. Lakeside Drive
Saturday, September 15th - Registration at 7:30 a.m. and Tee Off at 8:30 a.m.

Proceeds from this event will help the 2019 After Prom! The price includes cart rental, lunch and hole prizes! For more information or to sign up contact the Osawatomie Golf Course at (913) 755-4769 or Renee Haag at (913) 271-0205.
Osawatomie Freedom Festival
1000 Main Street (John Brown Memorial Park)
Saturday, September 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday,September 16th from Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Two days of fun and history including frontier artisan demonstrations, special tours of the Adair Cabin with Mary Buster (great, great granddaughter of Florella Brown Adair who was the half- sister of John Brown). Family fun activities are planned for all along with displays and demonstrations the whole family will enjoy! Be sure to check out the Civil War Scenario, the Vintage Baseball Game, the Wild West Gunfight, the Several Bands that will be playing and of course the Battle of Osawatomie reenactment. Click here for more information or call (913) 755-4384.
Art in the Park
1000 Main Street (John Brown Memorial Park)
Saturday, September 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday,September 16th from Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Art in the Park will be held outdoors (with the exception of paintings and sketched work which will be displayed indoors at Memorial Hall) and will feature individually created art and crafts, live music, a Story Teller, The Osawatomie Theatre Company, Short Scenarios and other Arts Activities. Space is limited and applications are due by September 12th. If you are interested or have questions, please feel free to contact Grady Atwater at (913) 755-4384.
Suicide The Ripple Effect Documentary
Hosted by Elizabeth Layton Center
209 South Main Street, Ottawa, KS 66067 (Plaza Cinema)
Monday, September 17th beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Suicide: The Ripple Effect is a feature length documentary film and movement focusing on the devastating effects of suicide and the tremendous positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration and hope that are helping millions to heal & stay alive. The film highlights the journey of Kevin Hines, who at age 19, attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Today Kevin is a world-renowned mental health advocate, motivational speaker and author who travels the globe spreading a message of hope, recovery and wellness. Following the presentation of the film, Elizabeth Layton Center will host an opportunity for questions and discussion. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Loree Love at (913) 557-9096.
Osawatomie Elks #921 Fundraiser
422 Main Street
Drawing is on Wednesday, September 26th

Purchase a $20 ticket for a chance to win a in September. The drawing for September will be on September 26th. If your name is drawn it goes back in the pot for another chance to win! They have had multiple winners the last two years. For tickets contact the Elks Lodge at (913) 755-2334 or Tom Troutman at (913) 909-0700. The Lodge is closed on Mondays and Thursdays and open Tuesday - Friday at 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday's and Sunday's at 12:00 p.m.
October 6th: Rush the Rails
October 13th: FREE Social Media Class
October 31st: Annual Spook Parade
MSA Laundry here in Osawatomie is looking for part time help. If you are interested, or know somebody who is, please feel to pick up an application or you may e-mail them at for inquiries.
CHRIS' CAFE - 537 Main Street - (913) 256-6012
Be sure to stop in and welcome Chris back! Here's her Specials this week:

Monday, September 10th: Chicken Strips
Tuesday, September 11th: Meatball Sub
Wednesday, September 12th: Taco Salad
Thursday, September 13th: Philly
Friday, September 14th: Chicken Fried Chicken
 DONUTTY PROFESSORS - (913) 731-6155
I ran into Bruce a few weeks ago who says he hopes to have his commercial kitchen up and running by the end of September but thanks you for your patience! If you would like more information, please visit their website at
GRANDSTAND BURGERS - 812 South Silver, Paola - (913) 594-4258
Enjoy September's "Sandwich of the Month". The Sandwich of the Month is the Roasted Pulled Pork Sandwich with some Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce. They like it with a slice of Pepper Jack and Onion Rings. 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!

LA HACIENDA ESPECIALES - 546 Main Street - (913) 256-4570
Tuesday's: Tacos are $1.40/each all day long
Thursday's: Enchiladas are $1.40/each all day long
Friday's: $1.00 off any lunch specials (#10 thru #13)
Friday's: $1.00 off any flavored 22-ounce Margarita

JK Custom Communications: Is offering any N ew House Account a $5 credit, which goes a long way in copies! Be sure to stop in for your printing needs!
The Oz Garden Club: Purchase 2 gallon Mum's for $10 each. Choose your colors - red, yellow, bronze, white or purple. Sale starts August 20th and runs through September 14th. You will pick up your Mum's at Hanes Florist, 411 E. Mill St., September 28th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. or September 29th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All proceeds are used to maintain the Community Garden each year.

The Oz Garden Club partners with two local Greenhouses, Hanes Florist here in Osawatomie & Growing Dreams Greenhouse located in LaCygne. Every Spring they help support those business' and in the Spring they partner with Back Home Nursery here in Osawatomie. They are in the Business to support our local business' and to help our Community & Youth!

If you have any questions please free to contact Dave French at (913) 755-3622.
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: H anes also has $5 Cash and Carry Fridays. This includes a wrapped bouquet. Stop in and pick up your bouquet on Friday for that special someone!

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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