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!

Grace United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat – Emporia

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.

Neosho Rapids Haunted House

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.

Volunteers Needed for Meals on Wheels -Burlington

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

Trunk Or Treat – Iola

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.

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

Fright House

Daylight Savings Time Ends

Daylight Savings time ends at 2:00am on Sunday,  November 2nd. Remember to set your clocks back 1 hr.

Neosho Rapids Elementary PTO Soup Supper

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.

CHS Diabetes Fair – Burlington

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 Ham and Bean Feed – Emporia

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.

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.


Homemade Holidays Craft Show – Ottawa


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

Flint Hills Shock Club Volleyball Tryouts – Emporia


Girls ages 11 to 18 are invited to try out for Flint Hills Shock Club Volleyball. During the tryouts, participants will demonstrate their ability to serve, pass, set and dig.

Mark your calendar for 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2 at the Emporia High School gyms for girls ages 11 to 14.

Girls ages 15 to 18 have tryouts from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9 at the Emporia High School gyms.

Before tryouts begin, girls must register at, then print and bring the “Membership Card” and “Medical Release” the day of tryouts.

There’s a $10 tryout fee per girl. The yearly Club cost is $280 with a discount for families with multiple children playing.

For registration information or if you have questions, E-mail or call Bruce Schimd, 620-794-2102.

Find us on Facebook at “Flint Hills Club Volleyball”

Burlington Christmas Craft Festival


Ottawa’s 28th Annual Toys for Kids Ride

Ottawa’s 28th Annual Toys for Kids Ride will be held Saturday, Nov. 22nd at the Eagles parking lot located at East 15th and Mulberry. Admission is one new toy. The appreciation Chili Feed will be from 11:00a – 2:00p. Parade downtown Main Street at 2:00p to Forest Park to meet ECKAN.  After they leave the park there will be an Auction and Band at the 700 Club in Pomona. If you would like to make a monetary donation. Checks can be made out to “Toys For Kids Ride” C/O ECKAN. For more information call Danny Cochran at 785-242-2871 or Skip Bishop at 785-418-1091.

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

Garnett Christmas Parade & Lighting Ceremony

garnett christmas parade

Ottawa’s 150th Christmas On The Prairie

Celebrate the holiday season in downtown Ottawa on Saturday, November 29th. Activities are planned throughout the day, with the lighting of the Christmas tree by the mayor that evening. Many businesses will have open houses, specials and extended hours. Download the event flier here.

  • 9 a.m. – Doughnuts with Santa for Kids, Ottawa Fire Department
  • 11 a.m. – Christmas Parade, Downtown
  • 1:30 p.m. – Candy Cane Hunt for Kids, Ottawa City Park
  • 2 p.m. – Special Christmas Matinee, Plaza Cinema
  • 3 p.m. – Christmas Variety Show, Ottawa Municipal Auditorium
  • 4:30 p.m. – Kids Activities, Haley Park
  • 6 p.m. – Holiday Lighting Ceremony, Haley Park

Its also small business Saturday. Shop your local businesses! Many will have Holiday Open Houses, Specials, and extended hours for your shopping pleasure!


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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