The EHS Bowling Team Annual Fundraiser- Emporia

The EHS Bowling Team will be selling Sonic Cards for their Annual Fundraiser, until 10/1/2014.
The cards are $5.00 each and do not expire until 12/31/2016.
These make great gifts for any occasion.
Please talk to a EHS Spartan Bowler and purchase your cards today.
Questions contact: Coach Rick Carl at or Carol Simmons/EHS Bowling Boosters at 620-412-7958.

Dogtoberfest- Ottawa

Walk your dog with the pack at Dogtoberfest on October 4th! Join in for a dog walk around beautiful Forest Park! Pre-registration will be at Ottawa City Hall’s planning and codes department. On-site registration begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, with the walk to begin at 10:30 a.m. Registration is $5 prior to the event or $7 the day of the event. All funds will be used to improve the Bark Park. Rain date is Saturday, Oct. 11. Special contests will be held, including cutest/ugliest dog, best dressed dog and best trained dog.

Cutest/Ugliest – You will submit your photos via Facebook or to the planning office (electronic submittals only) for your dog to be named the cutest or the ugliest. The animal’s “mug” will be put on a container for voting that will happen at the event. Winners will be named at 11:15 a.m.

Best Dressed – The best dressed contest will be at 10:15 a.m.

Best Trained – Is your dog a showoff for treats and yet well-mannered and under your commands? If so, enter them in the best trained contest for demonstration at 11 a.m. Trainers will be on hand to demonstrate at 11:30 a.m.

Bras Across Ol’ Marais and Tour Des’ Bras – Ottawa

The Franklin County Cancer Foundation, Ottawa BPW and the Ottawa Main Street Association will honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the second annual Bras Across Ol’ Marais on October 4th at Haley Park in Ottawa. The day will include a  bra hanging, live entertainment, food, photo opportunities and awareness information. The Tour Des’ Bras will include decorated bras in the windows of downtown Ottawa. Come vote for your favorite bra. Paint the town by wearing pink that day!

Roller Skating for The Cooper’s – Emporia

Camille Cooper Rollers

Fire & Iron Station 135 Inaugural Toy Run – Emporia

Toy Run 2014

Burlington’s Taste of Fall Festival

Burlington’s Taste Of Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct4th.

The List Of Events:
7:00am — 10:00am Masons Breakfast @ Kelley Hall
9:00am — 5:00pm Ultimate Horsemens Challenge Association Races
10:00am — 6:00pm Vendors open
10:00am — 3:00pm Car Show presented by Poor Boy Rod Club
9:00am — 3:00pm Tractor show
10:30am — 12:30pm Emporia Art Center Art Mobile
10:30am — 12:30pm Coffey County Museum Pioneer activities
11:00am Baby Show presented by Burlington Jaynes @ Kelley Hall
11:30am Story time with Coffey County Library
12:00pm KS River Gang Show
12:30pm Jill Warren—Wagoner & Jason Wagoner
1:00pm JJ Edwards, Katie Rich, Johnny Freeman
1:00pm Hay dig
1:30pm Story time with Coffey County Library
2:00pm KS River Gang Show
2:00pm — 4:00pm Buck- a- Roo Family games
2:30pm — 4:00pm Jill Warren—Wagoner & Jason Wagoner,Kirchner Fam.
Tara Glades, Rachel & Jaycee Belcher
3:30pm Pumpkin Decorating
4:00pm Kids Races
4:00pm Announcement of contest winners
4:00pm Talent Show and BHS Choir
4:30pm Karate demonstration
5:30pm UHCA Awards Ceremony @ Kelley Hall
6:30pm Flint Hills Mounted Shooters @ Rodeo Arena

Local Help Wanted in Iola

iola schools

22nd Annual CHS Women’s Health Conference

When it comes to the fight against breast cancer, knowledge is power.

The theme of the 22nd Annual Coffey Health System Women’s Health Conference encourages women to learn how to detect breast cancer and educate themselves about treatment options.

The event will be held at Kelley Park’s 4-H Building in Burlington on Tuesday, October 7.  Hors d’oeuvres begin at 5:30, with presentations from 6-8:30 p.m.  Admission is free, but advanced registration is required. Call (620) 364-2121 Ext. 4174 or register online at

Throughout the evening, life-saving information is presented along with humor and prizes.

Olpe Booster Club Homecoming Festivities

The Olpe Booster Club will hold their annual homecoming parade, tailgate party, bonfire, and
pep rally on Wednesday, October 8th at Olpe High School.   The parade, sponsored by OHS STUCO will begin at 6:30 p.m., immediately followed by the tailgate party.  For a  free-will donation, hamburgers, hotdogs, baked  beans, cookies and a drink will be available in the  commons area (enter on East Side of Gymnasium) of Olpe High School.   The bonfire and pep rally will begin at dark followed by the student class games, sponsored by the Olpe High School Cheerleaders.  These activities will be held on the east side of Olpe High School.  The Olpe Homecoming football game is on Friday, October 10th at 7 p.m. when they play Oswego.  The crowning ceremony will take place immediately following the game.  Please come and support our Olpe Booster Club on Wednesday, October 8th and cheer on our Eagles on Friday, October 10th.

Busch Right Ride Memorial Run for Kyle Swope – Iola

Kyle Swoop

S.O.S Super Hero 5k Run/3K Walk To Save Our Shelters – Iola

The  first annual S.O.S. “Save Our Shelters” Super Hero 5K Run/3K Walk on October 11th 2014 at the Riverside Park in Iola. The proceeds will benefit ACARF and Hope Unlimited–the area’s only shelters dedicated to improving the lives of families–both furry and human. Come as your favorite super hero and dress your pet as your sidekick! Registration forms are at Hope Unlimited, ACARF, and Second Chance. For more information call 620-365-6040 

Bow Meow Benefit Dinner & Auction – Ottawa

Don’t miss the Bow Meow Benefit Dinner & Auction on Oct. 11th from 5:00p – 8:30p at Sacred Heart Parish Center. Located at 426 South Cedar Street in Ottawa. Bow Meow is Prairie Paws Animal Shelter’s signature fundraising event, complete with a delicious catered dinner with a silent and live auction full of a variety of items. Lots of wonderful items will be available to bid on! You are guaranteed to find something for yourself, a loved one, friend, co-worker, and, of course, your furry best friend(s). All proceeds benefit Prairie Paws Animal Shelter. Cost is $50 per person; $350 for a table of 8

Ruger Weekend at The Gun Guys annual customer appreciation!

The Gun Guys are hosting a special Ruger weekend in conjunction with their annual customer appreciation day on October 10th and 11th. Special discounted prices on all Ruger products. With each Ruger purchased you will receive a FREE one year range membership valued at thirty five dollars, plus be entered to win a Ruger LCR-X valued at $529 compliments of Ruger and The Gun Guys. Ruger Factory reps will be on hand to assist and answer questions, enjoy free refreshments , plus enter for tons of giveaways and door prizes. We’ve loaded up on inventory but it won’t last long with these deals. Ruger weekend at The Gun Guys in downtown Ottawa, October 10th and 11th.

Capital Outlay Resolution Informational Meeting – Burlington

USD 244 Burlington Schools would like to invite all patrons to an informational meeting about the Capital Outlay Resolution that will be on the November ballot.  The meeting will be held at the district office at 6 pm on October 13, 2014.  For more information, please see the district website.

Be Bold, Be Bald!

Be Bold, Be Bald! is a national fundraising event held on the third Friday of October each year, and takes place wherever you are. Participants go bald by boldly wearing a bald cap (or very boldly shaving their head) to honor those who bravely fight cancer and raise money to help fight back.  Participants get sponsored for their bold move, and choose the charity they want their proceeds to benefit.   This years Be Bold, Be Bald event takes place Friday, October 17th.  To sign up or for more information please visit

43rd Annual Farm City Days – Iola

Farm City Days

Wristbands for the Carnival go on sale at the Chamber Oct. 1st

SOS Domestic Violence Summit – Emporia

Human Trafficking is the focus of the 12th Annual Domestic Violence (DV) Summit from 9 am to 4 pm Friday, October 21 at the Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia.

Presenting at the Summit is Kent Bauman, police officer of 27 years with the Exploited and Missing Child Unit, along with Anne Ellis, Wichita Human Trafficking investigator.

You will learn how to protect victims from recruitment, the dynamics of human trafficking, how victims are pulled in, who is targeted, how to protect victims and the best way to educate the community.

Participants will also hear from Kris Wade, Emporian, survivor and executive director/co-founder of the Kansas City Justice Project, a nonprofit human rights organization in Kansas City, Missouri, providing advocacy and criminal justice system navigation for women in poverty suffering from homelessness, domestic violence, mental illness, addiction, prostitution or other forms of trafficking exploitation/abuse.

Registration is $40 and includes lunch.

Register online at or call 620-343-8799.

The Summit is sponsored by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation

Ottawa University DECA Color Splash Dash

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.

Zombie 5K Run

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.

Take The Fright Out Of Cancer Carnival -Emporia

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!

The Fright House – Haunt For Hirschsprung’s Benefit – Iola

Fright House

Agriculture Appreciation Dinner – Waverly

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.


Veterans Day Celebration – Ottawa

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

Ottawa Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

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

Emporia Public Library Fall Technology Classes

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:

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