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Overbrook Overlook: Local talent to present fall patriotic concert

The Overbrook Performing Arts Concert Series will have a fall performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at the library community room. The concert will have a patriotic theme honoring our country and veterans. Performers are all local talent. No reservations needed, and refreshments will be available following the concert for a freewill donation. All proceeds are used for future concerts.


Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, is Election Day. Overbrook area voters will decide positions on the USD 434 Board of Education and Frontier Extension District and residents will vote on Overbrook mayor and two city council seats.

In addition to the candidates listed on the ballot, write in candidates that agree to serve can be elected. If a council seat is not filled by election, the new mayor and council will fill the empty seat by appointment.

Candidates for city offices include Jon Brady, candidate for mayor, and Carol Baughman, candidate for city council, plus Sheila Dale and Cheryl Miller, both running as write-in candidates for city council seats. The newly elected will be sworn in to office at a special council meeting on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.

Halloween celebration

The Overbrook community Halloween “Trunk-n-Treat” event will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 31. The annual event is hosted by the Overbrook Untied Methodist Church and has grown bigger and better every year over the last seven years. All residents, businesses, and groups are invited to participate. This year, it will be held at Overbrook City Lake.

Chili will be served starting at 5 p.m. Activities include trick or treating; chili and cinnamon rolls; fresh pressed apple cider. Also help stuff the jack-o-lanterns for Help House of Osage County. Bring non-perishable food items to donate.

Trunk-n-treating has limited spots, but trick or treating stations will be set up along the path. Parking will be at ballpark lots or fairgrounds, with a shuttle service available. Anyone interested in providing donations, an activity, or a trick or treating station, should contact Jessica Frye at 785-231-4355 or jessicafrve26@yahoo.com. For registration or more information, see tinyurl.com/ycfebb3d.

Overbrook Attendance Center students will parade down Main Street Halloween afternoon at approximately 1:45 p.m. Everyone is invited to see the little ghosts and goblins as they trick or treat at downtown businesses.

Overbrook signage

The Overbrook Betterment Committee is planning to renew the city mural on U.S. Highway 56 on the Elk Township building. The committee is seeking community input on the design of the new mural, and has held community meetings recently to gain ideas. For more information, contact Caroline Fairchild at 785-231-9072, or Marian Massoth at 785-249-1930.

Daylight saving time

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5. Turn clocks back one hour and put new batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.

Overbrook Park and Recreation

Fall youth soccer ends Saturday, Oct. 21. There will be a tournament at the end of the season.

Overbrook Police Department

Dena Manning has been assigned as the new code compliance officer. Contact her directly at 785-219-1695.

Blue-green algae watch at City Lake

Visitors to City Lake should be aware that testing for blue-green algae on Oct. 16 has resulted in the lake being put on a watch status by Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Under a watch status, the water in the lake might be unsafe, and humans and animals are discouraged from having direct contact with the water. For more information, see www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness.

Information thanks to city of Overbrook. Revised Oct. 19, 2017, to reflect current algae conditions at City Lake.

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