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Cotton-O’Neil Clinic-Osage City encourages telemedicine, call before you come in

Cotton-O’Neil Clinic-Osage City continues to meet the health care needs of our community. We now have two available telemedicine options to continue the care you need while staying safe at home.

  1. You will need a phone with video capabilities (Apple or Android), iPad, or computer with video ability.
  2. Please update your Apple device. Or, for Windows or Android device, have current versions of either Google Chrome or Firefox internet.
  3. Ideally, try also downloading the MyChart app from the app store on your phone (this way we have another form of communicating with you during this health crisis).
  4. Call our clinic at 785-528-3161 and select option #3 to speak with one of our nurses.
  5. Nurse will walk you through the process and can register you for your appointment.

Please also note that we are not having anyone with sick symptoms enter the clinic at this time. Please call ahead if you are sick.

We are seeing sick patients in their vehicles at the rear of the building.

We want to keep the inside of our clinic a safe place to visit, should you need something.

We are having patients schedule lab draws at this time, please call ahead at the number above if you need lab done.

Thank you,

Cotton O’Neil-Osage City
785-528-3161


Help Wanted: Flint Hills Beverage seeks Route Relief Sales & Service Rep

Flint Hills Beverage, the area Budweiser wholesaler, is now accepting applications Monday-Friday, 8-5 at 132 W. Market St., Osage City, Kan., for an entry level position as a Route Relief Sales & Service Rep. This position requires good communications and customer relations skills, a good driving record, ability to lift 20-30 lbs. repetitively and 165 lbs. occasionally, and obtaining a CDL license utilizing our training and equipment. Pre-employment drug screen, driving record review, and physical will be required. Selling, customer relationship skills, and truck driving experience preferred. Includes full benefits with $35,000-38,000 starting pay. Must be 18 to apply.

Edward Jones, Osage City: We’re here for you, but call us

Edward Jones, at Osage City, Kan., is open for business but has been closed to public access. We are still here to answer your questions.  You may reach us at 785-528-8177.  Our office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.  If we are unavailable, leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Integrity Insurance Agency: Working and ready to serve you – just call

At Integrity Insurance Agency, our offices will be closed to the public until further notice. The entire team of Integrity Insurance Agency is working and ready to serve you. Please stay safe during these unprecedented times in our world today. We very much appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you when all this clears.

To contact us, please call 785-233-5401, and we can help you.

You can also make payments over the phone via e-check, debit card, credit card, or pre-pay card. To make a payment, call 785-233-5401. Customers are also encouraged to add the Integrity Insurance Agency Agentero app to your Smartphone.

Integrity Insurance Agency, 2047 SW Topeka Blvd Suite C, Topeka, 785-233-5401; Lyndon, 785-756-4055; Burlington, 620-364-1300.

Kathy’s Kitchen, Melvern, serves up down home cooking to go

This is a very challenging time we are all facing, but everyone still has to eat!

In an effort to continue flattening the corona virus curve, beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, Kathy’s Kitchen, at Melvern, Kan., will be temporarily closing the dining room, and switching to take-out and call-in orders only, curbside pick-up Monday- Saturday 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 785-549-3535 to place your order. Find their menu on Facebook.

To help make this process go as smoothly as possible for everyone, they encourage paying with a credit card over the phone. When placing your order, they will take your name, phone number, and brief description of your vehicle. When you arrive, simply pull into a parking space in front of the restaurant, a friendly, hand-sanitized, staff member will bring your order out to you as quickly as possible.

From everyone at Kathy’s Kitchen, “We look forward to returning to normalcy and having all of you gathered around our tables again very soon! In the meantime, make the best of it, wash your hands, and stay healthy! Thank you for your continued support during these troubling times!”

For more information, call Kathy’s Kitchen, 785-549-3535, 117 SW Main St., Melvern.

For safety, Osage City schedules virtual city council meeting

City of Osage City, City Council Meeting, Virtual Meeting, 7 p.m., March 24, 2020

To help protect the health and safety of residents by slowing the rate of community spread of COVID-19 or “flattening the curve”, the Osage City Council meeting will be held as a virtual meeting.

Join this video meeting using StarLeaf (click the link below) or join with audio only at 1-669-800-5335, 1-669-202-3202, Meeting ID: 7660812; or from your smartphone, 1-669-800-5335, Meeting ID: 7660812.

Click the below link to join the meeting online:

https://meet.starleaf.com/7660812

Dial-in numbers are here: https://meet.starleaf.com/7660812/audio

For more information, call Osage City Clerk Terri Fultz CMC, 785-528-3714, or email [email protected].

City of Osage City, 201 S. Fifth St., PO Box 250, Osage City, KS 66523.

Marilynn’s closes temporarily

NOTICE: As Osage County has closed all restaurants in the county except for take out service, Marilynn’s will be closed until the order is lifted or until further notice.

We’d like to be still open for business at Marilynn’s Restaurant, but we’re taking precautions to avoid COVID-19 and following the guidelines set by county officials.

We will be closed until further notice, but please remember that once we’re open again, Marilynn’s Restaurant, on east Highway 31, 1216 Laing St., in Osage City, Kan., is here to serve you good food and homestyle hospitality for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday, plus daily lunch specials Monday through Friday. Dine in or call 785-528-3769 for carry out. Check out our menu here: Marilynn’s menu

e.b.Sprouts: Dormant for 2 weeks, then start thinking about growing!

Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, we will be closed until April 6.

It has been with careful consideration that we have decided to close e.b Sprouts for two weeks in our effort to help prevent and/or reduce the spread of COVID 19.

If the situation improves we will open sooner. We hope that our customers understand and will also heed the warnings of social distancing in order to stop the spread of this virus and help keep our community and families safe.

In the event of a funeral service, we will take phone orders and deliver to the funeral home, please call and leave a message if no answer and we will get back to you.

It is our goal to stay healthy during this time in order to be ready for when the busy growing season does arrive. Which now more than ever is the perfect time for growing our own food! We intend on having a full greenhouse with veggie starts, annuals and perennials, and as always lots of cool decorating ideas when we reopen and the weather is ready.

Thank you to our customers, we so appreciate your business over the last six years and hope you all stay healthy through all these unknowns. See you soon!

Has your business developed a pandemic response?

As a public service, Osage County News will publish announcements from Osage County businesses, organizations and churches regarding any changes in their procedures, business practices, or hours of operation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There will be no charge for this service, but if it is appreciated, we ask that you thank one of our current sponsors.

To publish your business announcement, just email it to [email protected]. We will publish the announcements as Ad Blogs as soon as we can. (One free announcement per business, please.) For more information, call 785-828-4994.

If we can help you further connect to our local online audience, please let us know.

OCPR Update: Where there’s spring, there’s smoke – Smoke in the Spring!

OCPR-logo-redWith spring just around the corner, Osage City Parks and Recreation is gearing up for, what else, barbecue! Smoke in the Spring State BBQ Championship is April 10-11, 2020, and the Osage City community is planning its annual celebration of barbecuen. Also in the works for springtime – setting team rosters for the OCPR Flint Hills League youth baseball and softball. See signup details below:

Osage County Community Foundation: Your community, your foundation

Click to download an OCCF grant application.The Osage County Community Foundation serves the Osage County area by helping donors make a lasting difference and improve the lives of people in the local community. Through its grant making opportunities, the Osage County Community Foundation works to bring together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support nonprofit organizations and others in our community.

As OCCF’s mission statement says: “The Osage County Community Foundation provides a method of giving that represents the ideas and interest of people who want to increase the impact of philanthropy.”

OCCF makes grants for innovative and creative projects and programs that are responsive to changing community needs in the areas of health, social service, education, recreation, and cultural affairs.

The foundation offers grants through its general fund, which is made up of unrestricted donations to the foundation, and donor advised funds, which are designated for a specific purpose by the donor. As a donor supported foundation, OCCF also continues to seek donations to continue its work in supporting Osage County organizations.

The foundation typically offers two rounds of grants annually. Any organization or group based in Osage County can apply, but preference is given to those that are not directly tax supported or agencies that have taxing authority. General operational expenses are not funded. Following the application deadlines as set each year, the foundation’s board meets to review applications and select recipients.

For more information about donating to the Osage County Community Foundation or the grant application process, contact Perry Thompson at 785-528-3006 or contact one of the foundation’s board members, Joe Humerickhouse, Casey Mussatto, Janet Steinle, Jodi Stark, or Mike Pitts. A grant application is available here. Completed applications should be mailed to the Osage County Community Foundation, PO Box 24, Osage City, KS 66523.

Seeking land to lease for 2020 deer season

Looking for land to lease for the 2020 deer season. Will pay top dollar. Not an outfitter. Fully insured. Many references available. Call Dylan at 715-495-3241.

OCPR Update: Dance clinic, BBQ, aquatic center employment opportunities

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation will finish up winter with the Osage City High School dance clinic for dancers first through eighth grade, but spring is just around the corner as preparations are being made for the city’s annual BBQ festival, Smoke in the Spring. And though it seems too cold to think about the aquatic center, applications are now open for assistant pool manager, lifeguards and concession workers. 

Flint Hills Beverage encourages all to “Drink Wiser” during the holidays

The holiday season is in full swing, and Americans across the country are making plans to toast to another great year! Nothing says happy holidays like cracking open a few cold beers with your closest friends. As you mark your calendar for office parties, celebrations with friends and dinners with the family, make sure you’re also preparing to drink responsibly.

If you plan to have a drink or two, make sure you hydrate between beers and plan ahead for safe rides. Whether you designate a driver, call a rideshare service or take public transportation, the important thing is that you – and those in your community – make it home safely for the holidays.

For more than 35 years, Anheuser-Busch and its wholesaler partners have invested more than $1 billion in responsible drinking marketing efforts. As your local beer distributor, Flint Hills Beverage is working alongside Anheuser-Busch to ensure that safety is the number one priority for our customers this holiday season.

Remember, binge drinking and drunk driving are 100 percent preventable. No matter how or where you celebrate the holidays, let’s give each other the best gift possible by resolving to “Drink Wiser.” Together we can make sure that everyone makes it home safely for the holidays.

From everyone at Flint Hills Beverage in Osage City, we wish you a festive and safe holiday season!

Sincerely,

Jim Lohmeyer, Sales Manager
Flint Hills Beverage, Osage City, Kan.

Notice: City of Osage City Holiday Trash Pickup Schedule

The City of Osage City offices will be closed Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25, for the Christmas holiday. Customers whose trash is normally picked up on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday will be picked up on Thursday, December 26. For more information call Osage City Hall at 785-528-3714.

For Sale: Two horses in Lyndon area

Selling two horses that are located in the Lyndon, Kan. area.

Snickers is a Buckskin Paint Mare, 13 hands, 14 years old. She is sweet and has good feet and rides quiet. $1,200

Danny is a Bay Gelding, 15 hands, 15 years old. He is well broke and has been ranched on, and he has a big motor. $2,000

Both horses are great with a farrier.

To see these horses or for more information, contact Jan Schaffer at 785-639-1223.

OCPR Update: Get ready for the holidays at Christmas arts and crafts workshop

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation will have student artists decking the halls at an upcoming Christmas arts and crafts workshop. And gearing up for the New Year, sign up is underway for young roundball players. Check out the details:

OCPR Update: Get ready to play basketball!

OCPR-logo-redIt’s basketball season and Osage City Parks and Recreation is setting up OCPR teams to participate in the Scott Brown Youth League. Signup deadline for third to sixth grade teams is coming up.

Osage City plans for fall citywide garage sales Sept. 20-21, 2019

Osage City Fall Citywide garage sales are just around the corner. Sign up now to get on the map. This is a great opportunity to get rid of some of that stuff you never use and free up some space. The Osage City Citywide Garage Sale is set for September 20-21, 2019.

To sign up, see Tricia Gundy at Peterson’s Assisted Living, Robyn Williams at Edward Jones Investments, or Kathy Ayers at First National Bank.

Gundy revised the area map for the spring sale and made it more user friendly with a chart for the type of items at the garage sales, and plans to continue doing this for the fall sale.

To be listed on the map, submit your name as you want it listed on the map, address, phone number, if you are having the sale Friday and Saturday or Saturday only, type of items that you will be selling, and a $5 donation fee.

The proceeds go towards a scholarship awarded every year to two Osage City High School graduates that are going to college. The 2019 scholarships were awarded to Aliks Serna and Royce Cowan. The deadline for adding a sale to the garage sale map is Sept. 17, at 5 p.m.

For more information, call Tricia Gundy, chairperson, Osage City Chamber Garage Sale Committee, at 785-528-3301.

Hoop dreams: Hone your skills at Reading basketball headquarters

If your young athletes are sitting around dreaming about hoops, they will be happy to know that it is now basketball season year round at Reading, Kan.

Lucas and Kate Boss had a dream of their own and have made it come true with the recent acquisition of the former school and gymnasium at Reading.

The Boss’ new company, Performance Sports, has begun its first basketball workshops at the gymnasium. Future plans of the Osage City couple, who are both teacher and coaches at Osage City, include adding volleyball and other sports clinics to help athletes work on their abilities.

“We are truly excited to help you prepare and improve your skills so you can go back to your schools and teams and perform at a high level,” Lucas said.

At the basketball academy that began Sunday, participants will receive specialized skills training and practice in small group settings. Focus will be on ball handling, shooting, scoring and free throws.

In addition to Lucas and Kate, coaching staff at the upcoming clinics includes some well-known basketball talent – serving as coaches will be Lindsay Conklin, of Division I Western Illinois and a Mid America Nazarene alum; Brittany Kramer, Emporia State Hornet women’s basketball alum; Duncan Fort, ESU basketball player; and Ryan Haskins, Ottawa Brave basketball player.

“With our experience as skill coaches, participants will love the focus we put on functional training and skill development,” Kate said.

The 10-week academies are currently open for two age groups, first through sixth grade, and seventh through 12th grade. The younger players will meet on Wednesday nights beginning Aug. 21, 2019, and the older group will meet Sunday afternoons beginning Sunday, Aug. 11.

Check the Hoops Skills Academy schedule and use the registration link at www.performance-sports.net to reserve your spot.

“We are very excited about the purchase of the facility and the space it provides us,” Lucas said. “What a beautiful gym and great location for us to serve many student athletes in their quest to perform at a higher level.”

But sports aren’t the only plans in the works for the Reading school and gymnasium. The Bosses also plan to rent out the facility, which has 800 seats in the full court gymnasium, a stage, kitchen, large commons area, and playground. The facility will be available for practices, tournaments, concerts, reunions, birthday parties and other events.

For more information on the Boss’ Hoops Skills Academy, or pricing and availability for the facility, see www.performance-sports.net or contact Lucas Boss at 785-633-8413.

OCPR Update: Pool to start weekend hours through Labor Day

OCPR-logo-redSummer’s winding down and fall sports are on the horizon. Finish up your summer fun at the Osage City Aquatic Center, then join with Osage City Parks and Recreation in getting ready for football, soccer, volleyball and cheer camps.

 

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