Overbrook Overlook: Dry, windy weather causes fire danger in the city, too

Sworn to serve: With official swearing in of officers at the first of the year, Overbrook’s 2018 governing body includes, from left, Council Member Cheryl Miller, Council Member Tammy Metzger, Council Member Carol Baughman, Mayor Jon Brady, Overbrook City Clerk Jim Koger, Council Member Joanne Allen, and Council Member David Penrod. Photo by former mayor Don Schultz.

Burn bans observed in Overbrook

Due to dry weather or wind conditions, Osage County Emergency Management issues countywide burn bans, which are also observed in Overbrook. Citizens with leaves or branches to burn should call Overbrook City Hall to determine if a burn ban has been issued. Citizens can also sign up for Osage County Emergency Management alerts at www.osageco.org; click on “County Departments” and “Emergency Management”. Remember when burning, do not burn trash or processed lumber. Always be prepared to put out your fire completely if needed.

Burn permits – As a service to country residents, applications for Osage County burn permits are available at Overbrook City Hall.

Spring break

Santa Fe Trail Schools will be on spring break Monday, March 19, through Friday, March 23. Keep an eye out for children.

Baseball, softball registration

Softball and baseball registration forms are available at city hall. The deadline for signing up is March 21. The cost for baseball is $40 per player. The cost for softball is $35 per player and the cost is $25 for T-ball. Print a signup form and pay online at www.overbrookks.com. When paying online, email a copy of the completed sign-up form to [email protected].

Police department

Severe weather – March is usually when we start to see severe spring weather begin to fire up. Strong thunderstorms can bring dangerous lightning, flash floods and even tornados. Do you know what to do during a severe storm or tornado? Do you have a plan? Do you know the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning? Every year, the National Weather Service holds Tornado Spotter Classes in each county in the state. You do not need to be a spotter to attend these classes. They are free and open to the public, and are a wealth of information to help you before, during and after a severe storm.

Friends of the Library

You are invited to the Friends of the Library meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the conference room at the library. Come and find out the latest happenings such as the book sale coming in July and to offer your ideas for future projects. For more information, contact Carol Baughman at 785-665-7180.

Upcoming in the city

Candlewood Ministries presents Sheila Walsh, “In the Middle of the Mess Strength for This Beautiful Broken Life” on Saturday, March 10. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. at the Overbrook Public Library Conference Room, with a pastry bar. Session runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Handicap parking is in back of the building. RSVP with Lindee Calderwood at 785-893-6700 or 785-817-6408. Seating is limited. Open to the public.

The Two Bobs – You are invited to share in a free sacred music keyboard concert performed by two pianists, Bob Benortham and Bob Bostrom, from two Overbrook Churches (Overbrook Bible Church and Grace Community Church): 2 p.m. March 18 at Grace Community Church.

Daylight saving time – Be sure to grab some extra sleep in the next few days. On Sunday, March 11, we will lose an hour of sleep as we “spring forward” on our clocks. So, adjust watches and remember to change batteries in smoke detectors, too.

  • Monday, March 12 – Overbrook Fire Board Meeting 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 13 – Overbrook Community Foundation Annual Meeting: open to the public, refreshments served, 6 pm at the Library Community Room
  • Wednesday, March 14 – Monthly City Council Meeting at City Hall at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 15 – Overbrook Housing Authority Meeting 9:30 a.m. at Oak Plaza; Osage County Severe Weather Safety and Information Talk 7 p.m. at Lyndon High School auditorium, 421 E. Sixth St., Lyndon, Kan.
  • Saturday, March 17 – Happy Saint Patrick’s Day; Overbrook PRIDE Meeting: 8 a.m. at the American Legion, 102 Maple St., Overbrook.
  • Sunday, March 18 – Two Bobs Concert at Grace Community Church 2 p.m.
  • Monday, March 19 -Recycling pick up day; Overbrook Fire Department meeting 7 p.m. at the fire hall.
  • Tuesday, March 20 – Overbrook United Methodist Tuesday Table, free community meal 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome; Planning Commission meeting 7 p.m. at city hall; Overbrook Parks and Rec meeting 7 p.m. at the library.
  • Wednesday, March 21 – Deadline for baseball, softball, or T-ball registration.
  • Tuesday, March 27 – Friends of the Library meeting 6:30 p.m. in the library conference room.
  • Every Wednesday – Overbrook Library “Story Time” 10:15 a.m. at the library.
  • Every Saturday – TOPS Meeting at the Methodist Church at 7:30 a.m. For information, call Mary Anderson 785-665-7352.
  • Sunday, April 1 – Easter Sunday – United Methodist Church Easter sunrise service 6:30 a.m. at the gazebo in Jones Park.
  • Saturday, April 28 – Citywide garage sales.

Information thanks to Overbrook City Hall.

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