5th Annual Cancer Softball Benefit

Greenwood County Ribbons of Hope Inc. is planning the 5th annual Cancer Softball Benefit in Eureka, KS. The tournament will be for two days on April 25th and 26th. There will be a raffle with items from businesses are the area, with that money going to cancer patients and their families.


St. Joseph Spring Festival – Olpe, KS

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. Come join for a delicious meal, fun games, and visiting with friends.  Proceeds benefit St. Joseph Parish Religious Education Ministries.

Law Enforcement Memorial Service

The Emporia Police Department, along with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and ESU Police, would like to invite you to their 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.

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H.O.T.T. Cinco de Mayo Celebration – Emporia

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.


A Golden EGG worth $700 is hidden somewhere in Lyon County. Listen in daily to KISS 103.1 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 Emporia. Be sure to listen in daily for clues OR find a complete clue list at on of our sponsors: The Midas Touch Golden Tans, Matty B’s Entertainment Emporium, 4 Seasons Apartments, Brown’s Shoe Fit, Studio 11, The Cannon Bean and Dynamic Discs. The Golden Egg is out there…. Will you find it?!

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2015 Legislative Dialogue

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.

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