Come support Community Action and help fight poverty at the ECKAN 5k Walk/Run on April 25th ! The Race will be at the ECKAN Central Office, 1320 S. Ash St in Ottawa. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the run/walk to begin at 9 a.m. Medals will be given to the top three places for men, women and younger than 18 categories. For more information or questions, contact Sherri Scott at (785) 242-7450 ext. 7100 or e-mail email@example.com.
Coffey County Health System will offer reduced fee Comprehensive Profile and PSA lab work up on Saturday, April 25 from 7:30am to 10:00am at the Westphalia Fire Department.
Westphalia Fire Department will also host a free will Donation Breakfast during this time as well.
There will be a 30 Family Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 25 at the Iola Middle School. Sale starts at 7:00am. Proceeds goes towards the 50th Little Oscars and sending students to the Forensics NCFL National Grand Tournament. They will also be accepting donations on Friday, April 24th from 3:30p – 6:30p at the Iola Middle School.
Bring your best canine friend for Bark For Life in Ottawa on April 25th at Forest Park starting at 8:00am! Bark For Life is a fun-filled day starting with a walk and then continuing with demonstrations, contests and games. The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.
The St. Joseph Parish in Olpe, KS, will host their annual Spring Festival on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at the St. Joseph School Building, 307 Iowa St. The dinner and kids’ games will be from 3:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Bingo begins at 6:45 p.m. in the Knight’s Hall. In case of rain, the children’s games will be moved to the Knight’s Hall. There will be a raffle featuring a handmade quilt (donated by the Quilting Corner) as the grand prize, along with many more cash and merchandise prizes. The drawing will be held immediately following Bingo, you need not be present to win. Raffle tickets will be available from St. Joseph CCD students or the day of the festival. The menu will consist of ham, roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade chicken and noodles, green beans, coleslaw, Jello salads, pickles, beets, rolls, homemade pie, cake, or cookies, water, tea, and coffee. Ticket prices for the meal are: Adults-$8.00, Children (10 and under)-$3.00. Carry out meals are also available. Join them for a delicious meal, fun games, and visiting with friends. Proceeds benefit St. Joseph Parish Religious Education Ministries.
Flint Hills Technical College and Coffey County Economic Development are offering the next class of our leadership training program on April 30th.
“Teamwork and Collaboration” will explore the importance of team building if you wish to extract the best out of your workforce. This workshop will provide you with some team building exercises for communication, success and improve team performance.
Class will be held in the Burlington Library Conference Room on April 30th, from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost per person is $20. To enroll either call me at 620-364-8780, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the economic development office in the courthouse. Thank you.
Mark your calendars for the Brooklyn K. Barrett Kabuki Syndrome Awareness & Juvenile Arthritis 3-on-3 Benefit Basketball Tournament & Breakfast, Saturday, May 2nd at the Burlington high school and Middle school gyms. For the breakfast they will be serving Breakfast Burritos, Biscuits & Gravy, Homemade Cinnamon Rolls, Donuts and Juice. For the Basketball tournament it will be a double elimination tournament. $30 entry fee per team prior to May 2nd. Early sign-up at Burlington Rec. Center. $35 Entry fee per team day of the tournament. Divisions (Girls and Boys): 4th Grade & Under, 5th & 6th Grade, 7th & 8th Grade, High School and Adult.
For the basketball tournament please contact Tim Martin to help sponsor the event or The Burlington Rec Center for additional information at email@example.com 620-203-8366 or 620-364-8484.
For the Breakfast please contact Mandy Thomsen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 620-490-0231 for additional info or to donate a food item.
Mark your calendars now for the Spring Bash Demo Derby, Saturday May 2nd at Kelley Park in Burlington! Derby starts at 5:00pm.
Concessions provided by Stringtown Bombers 4-H Club.
Entries can be made in the following categories:
Entry Information please contact Darren Moore at 620-366-2823
The Emporia Police Department, along with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and ESU Police, would like to invite you to our annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service. It will be held on Wednesday May 6th at 8:30am on the front lawn of the Civic Auditorium. It is a brief but powerful ceremony to remember and honor fallen Law Enforcement. Please come and show your support for your local law enforcement agencies.
Hispanics of Today and Tomorrow will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo, Saturday, May 2, 2015 downtown 800 block Commercial in Emporia. Festivities will begin at Noon with Queen Coronation followed by H.O.T.T. Scholarship Recognition. Entertainment will include Folkloric dancers,singers,and musicians. Come enjoy authentic Latin/American Foods. Jalapeño & Burrito Contests. Live music 6-9 pm by Aztlan from Kansas City. They play oldies, Santana, and Tropical music. Food & Misc. booths available call David Delgado 620-757-3778 or Sally Sanchez 620-366-1094. Come out and enjoy a family oriented event.
Be on the lookout for all kinds of treasures in and around Ottawa at the Spring City Wide Garage sale. May 9th from 9am – 6:00pm
Have a fun day pickin’ at the Ottawa Outdoor Vintage Flea Market, May 9th 9:00a – 3:00p. Vendors downtown and in north Ottawa will have unique antiques and vintage and primitive items at bargain prices.
6th Annual Wellness Waddle 2k / 5k will be held on Saturday, May 9th at the Burlington Recreation Center. Registration begins at 7:00am with the race starting at 8. $20 registration fee (19 and under just $10) Pre-registration is due by April 24th. Medals will be awarded to the top finishers. Proceeds will benefit the “Coffey County Crushers”.
A Golden EGG worth $700 is hidden somewhere in Franklin County. Listen in daily to 97.7 The Dawg for clues about the location of THE GOLDEN EGG… It could be in your neighborhood, around campus or at the park and it’s worth $700 in gift certificates to local businesses in Ottawa. Be sure to listen in daily for clues or find a complete list of past clues at our sponsors in Ottawa: Messenger’s Home Furnishings – The Gun Guys – Brown’s Shoe Fit. The Golden Egg is out there…. Will you find it?!
The Emporia Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau Government Matters Committee along with the League of Women Voters will again host the 2015 Legislative Dialogues with Senator Longbine along with Representatives Ron Highland, Don Hill and Peggy Mast.
The dates for this year’s Legislative Dialogue Series have been set for February 21, March 28 and May 16. Coffee and pastries will be available at 8 a.m. with the dialogue discussion beginning at 8:30 a.m. Locations will be announced at a later time.
Dialogues are a series of community political forums organized each year by the Chamber’s Government Matters Committee and the League of Women Voters. All Dialogues are free to attend. This series of dialogues provide a great opportunity for the public to voice their concerns and ideas to their elected officials.
The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization of 450 area businesses that join forces to accomplish collectively what no one business could do individually. The mission of the Chamber is to be proactive in creating an environment for business and community success. The organization is currently focusing on business advocacy and development, and leadership and membership development.
On Tuesday, June 5, Emporia’s 5th annual Pink Parade will be at the Emporia High School Track at 7 pm. Participants will receive T-Shirts and ALL proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure, an organization dedicated to research, education, screening and treatment of breast cancer. Cost for the walk is $25. Register before May 21 to receive a Tshirt. Limited t-shirts will be available after this date. Participants will have the opportunity to sponsor a pink ribbon in honor or memory of a loved one. A balloon launch is also scheduled Drawings will take place after the walk. Two pre-registration dates have been set for Saturday, April 25 at the Flint Hills Mall from 10-4 and Saturday, May 16 at Country Mart North from 9-1. For more information or a registration form, call Donna Church 620-343-5465. Forms are also available at Emporia Recreation Center
Relay For Life of Allen County will take place Friday, June 5th starting at 6:00pm on the Allen County Courthouse Square. Stop by for games and family fun!
Iola’s Spring City Wide Garage Sale will be held on June 6th.
Relay For Life of Franklin County will take place Saturday, June 6 starting at 6:00pm at the Lyon County Fairgrounds. Stop by for games and family fun
Relay For Life of Wilson County will take place Friday, July 10th from 7:00p – 1:00a in the parking lot of the Assembly of God located at 1102 Washington St. Stop by for games and family fun!