Join the fight against prostate cancer in Franklin County by participating in the fourth annual DECA 5K! Held October 25th from 8:30a – 12:30p at Ottawa University Hull Athletic Center. Cost is $15, students. $20 for adults. Participants will receive a T-shirt and a keepsake.
The Emporia Police Department Benefit Assoc. is hosting a Zombie 5K run on Oct. 25th. Registration starts at 6 pm and the run starts at 7 pm. The starting and ending point is at the Brickyard (4th and Commercial / Merchant St). The Brickyard will be hosting a haunted house that night as well.
Registration fee is $30.00. Pre-registration is recommended to guarantee shirt size and color(due by October 10th). Registration forms can be found on the Emporia Police Benefit Board Facebook page, the Emporia Police Department Facebook page, at the Police Department and at various businesses in town. There will be shirts on site the day of the run for anyone who did not get their registration in by the 10th, but sizes and colors can not be guaranteed. Non participants can also purchase shirts by pre-order (Oct 10th deadline) or the day of the race for $20.
The Emporia Police Department Benefit Assoc. is a non profit organization comprised of current and retired employees of the Emporia Police Department. Our goal is to raise funds to help youth and other programs in our community.
The Iola Police will be doing a class on Scams and Frauds on October 28th. This class will be presented at the Iola Townhouses located at 217 N. Washington Ave. This is a great class to bring our retired citizens to as so many of them are the targets of these scams The class will start at 12:30 p.m. and is open to the public. If you have questions you can call Officer Mike Ford at the police department at 365-4960.
Join Team Hope to Unite, Empower, and educate kids by taking the fright out of Cancer. Take The Fright Out Of Cancer Carnival will be held at the Flint Hills Mall, October 31st, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. This FREE Carnival will include candy, drawings, prizes and games for all ages….like duck pond, feed the elephant, monster mash, xing tea ring toss, and more! Pluse xing tea zombie lounge and food court with popcorn, cotton candy and walking tacos! New this year: Take a trip to OZ in their “There No Place Like Hope” Adventure! Mosey Oak Prostaff Hunting And Fishing Corner with Turkey Calls, Gobbler Sucker Pull and Catfish hole!
Are you looking for a safe place to take your children trick or treating this Halloween? If so, then you need to take them to Grace United Methodist Church’s Trunk or Treat from 5:30-6:30pm this Halloween. You can bring your kids to come and enjoy treats in a safe environment. There will be candy and toys. So for a safe place to trick or treat this Halloween, stop by Grace Church’s Trunk or Treat from 5:30-6:30pm. It will be in the parking lot at Grace United Methodist Church, which is located at the intersection of South Avenue and State Street in Emporia.
The annual Neosho Rapids Haunted House is October 24, 25, & 31. Tickets sales and concessions are from 6-11 p.m. at the community center. Hayrack rides to the haunted house begin at dusk. Tickets for the haunted house are $8. Receive a $1 off with a canned food donation. Children three and under are free.
This event is sponsored by Neosho Rapids Lions Club, City of Neosho Rapids Community Projects and Lyon County Fire District #5.
For more information, call Willie Smith at (620) 343-3926.
Direction: From Emporia, take I-35 east to Neosho Rapids exit 141. Go south three miles, cross the tracks, then turn right onto 6th Street. Continue west on 6th to the stop sign on Main. Turn left and drive two blocks to the community center.
Meals On Wheels in Burlington is currently needing volunteers.
Delivery Drivers: To deliver meals in Burlington City Limits Hours: 9am to 1:30 pm
Set Up Volunteers: To help set up the center for the Seniors who come in to eat. 9 am to 1:30 pm
Clean Up Volunteers: To help do clean up after lunches have been served.11 am to 1:30 pm
Also, Seniors are invited to come in for a meal, the cost is $3.00 for an excellent meal each day. You need to call in the day before to request a meal.
Call Nancy Morrow between 9 am and 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday at 620-364-2730
The Iola Chamber & Community Sponsors is holding a Trunk Or Treat Halloween Evening from 5:00 – 6:00. The Trunk or Treat will be in the parking lot north of The Iola Chamber Office. Stop by with your little ones for treats, hot dogs & other fun stuff.
Neosho Rapids Elementary PTO will be holding a soup supper on Tuesday, November 4th from 5:00 to 7:00. This also happens to be election day. We will be serving chili, broccoli and cheese, and potato soup. The suggested price for the meal will be $5 and includes unlimited soups, a drink, and a dessert. There will be themed basket drawings from each classroom and games for the kids. If each of you could help us promote our event, it would be greatly appreciated.
Coffey Health System will host a diabetes fair from 2 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4 at the USD 244 Recreation Center Gymnasium. As part of National Diabetes Month, this event will focus on educating diabetes patients and their friends and family.
CHS physician Jeff Sloyer, M.D. will discuss the basics of diabetic medications including new advancements, treatments that have proven effective over the years, and ways to simplify diabetic medication management. The fair will also consist of an expert diabetes team panel that will answer attendees’ questions.
The diabetes fair will feature free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, ideas for nutrition and activity, body age calculations, as well as foot and skincare information.
Many diabetes-related vendors will be on hand to provide valuable information ranging from insulin options to diabetic shoes. These vendors include Novo Nordisk, Sure Point, Sanofi Diabetes, BD Medical, Lilly, and Reuter’s
Admission is free. Attendees will register at the door. Please call Nielsen (620) 364-2121 Ext. 4186 with questions.
Grace United Methodist Church invites you to enjoy Ham and Beans on Thursday, November 6th. Lunch will be served from 11:30am until 1:30pm and dinner from 5pm until 7pm. The costs is a Free Will donation and carry out is available. You can call 342-2240 to place your order. So don’t miss the Ham and Bean Feed on Thursday, November 6th at Grace United Methodist Church, located at the intersection of South Avenue and State Street in Emporia.
The Coffey County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an Agriculture Appreciation Dinner. The event will be held at the Waverly Community Building on Thursday, November 6th , at 6PM. They will be serving a catered meal for their guests as well as having a special guest, Steven M. Graham, from the College of Ag/ K-State Research and Extension speaking at the event.
Celebrate Veteran’s Day in Ottawa! The event includes a parade, Civil War firing demonstration and displays, Civil War bivouacs, wild west demonstration, World War I display and demonstrations, World War II re-enacting, firing demonstrations and display and USO show. Tour the Healing Field of Flags to see more than 500 flags. Programs are scheduled for each evening. This year’s parade will begin at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. It begins at Fifth and Main streets and ends at Forest Park
Celebrate the holiday season in downtown Ottawa. The annual Christmas Parade will be held on Nov. 29th at 11 a.m. Activities are planned throughout the day, with the lighting of the Christmas tree by the mayor that evening. For more information contact the Ottawa Chamber at 785-242-1000
Technology Simplified with Free Computer Classes from the Emporia Public Library. All Sessions are on Tuesdays at 2pm & 6pm and are 90 minutes long. To Register call 620-340-6462
Sept. 2: Computers for Beginners “Learn the basics of the computer and Windows 7″
Sept. 9 Windows 8.1 for Beginners ” Learn the basics of the newest operating System”
Sept. 16 Basic Word Processing “Learn how to change font, size, alignment and much more”
Sept. 30 Basic Internet “Learn how to search for information”
Oct. 14 Basic Spreadsheets (Excel) “Learn the basics of using this tool for reports and data”
Oct. 21 E-books Online ” Learn to use the free e-book resources of the State Library of Kansas.
Nov. 25 Facebook for Beginners “Learn the basics of this very popular social networking website.
Dec 9 Genealogy Research Online “Learn how to use the internet to find your ancestors
Dec. 16 Introduction to Weebly “Learn how to make a website for fun or business using this free resource.
The library continues to provide training and assistance in computer literacy. They want everyone to be able to do basic tasks and searches. Their formal computer classes will continue. In addition, they will do one-on-one tutoring on basic computer software and mobile devices. Staff will be available on Monday thru Friday by appointment. Contact the Reference Desk at 620-340-6450 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org