Chamber Chat August 1, 2014

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Chamber Chat

Chamber Office Closed

The Chamber Office will be closed Monday, August 4th – Thursday, August 7th. I will be back in the office Friday, August 8th.

Tipton Picnic

Friday, August 1, 2014
Alumni and Friends Celebration
All Alumni and Friends are invited to attend
8:15 pm in the Park
Opening Prayer
Wildcard Jazz (Walkin’ on Sunshine)
Wildcard pom (mix)
Baton (American Patrol)
3-5 grade Jazz (Happy)
Wildcards with little girls
Introduction of Classes Celebrating
Special Anniversaries …see list
10 pm Last Man Standing Drawing

Saturday, August 2, 2014
6:45 am Picnic Fun Run/Walk get entry form
6:45 am Registration
7:30 am Picnic Fun Walk – Run
8:30 am Kids Race
9:00 am (approx) Awards Presentations
9:00 a.m. Softball, Washer Board and Horseshoe Tournaments begin
9:30 am Thunder In The Hills get entry form
8:30 -9:30 am Poker Run Registration
9:30 am Ride begins
Motorcycle or vehicle
Route: Tipton, Osborne, Smith Center, Downs,
Cawker, Glen Elder, Tipton
4:00 p.m. Mass-St. Boniface Church
5:00 p.m. Fried Chicken/Roast Beef Dinner
6:00 p.m. Auction
7:00 p.m. Bingo
11:30 p.m. Cash and Prizes Drawings

Mitchell County Fair

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014— Fairgrounds
8:00 – 10:30 a.m. Enter all other 4-H & Open Class exhibits, except for livestock
8:30 a.m – 10:30 p.m. Kiddie Barnyard Open
10:00 a.m. Judging of 4-H & Open Class Poultry & Rabbits
10:00 a.m. Judging of 4-H Photography
10:30 a.m. Judging of Bucket Calves
11:00 a.m. Judging of 4-H Crops, Garden, & Flowers
11:00 a.m. Judging of 4-H Rocketry
11:00 a.m. Judging of 4-H Posters, Notebooks, Displays, and Club Food Booths
11:30 a.m. Judging of Woodworking, Electric, Welding, and Entomology
1:00 p.m. Judging of Open Class Foods, Clothing, Needlework, Flowers & Art
2:30 p.m. Judging of Open Class Crops and Garden
3:00 p.m. Judging of Open Class Photography (to follow 4-H photography judging, starting time approximate)
6:00 p.m. Judging of Beef
6:30 p.m. Kid’s Rodeo & Mutton Bustin’ Registration
7:00 p.m. Kid’s Rodeo & Mutton Bustin’ Rodeo
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Ident-A-Kid by MC Sheriff’s Dept
6:00 p.m. Creature Feature presented by Kansas Wildlife and Parks
6:30 p.m. Angela Waters — Oldies, Pop, Rock, Something for Everyone!
7:00 p.m. Roberta Link
7:30 p.m. Kallie Clark
8:30 p.m. Julie (Wendell) Stillwell
9:00 p.m. FREE ENTERTAINMENT & Dancing – Scattershot Lane Band
AFTER DARK — Zombie Paintballs

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014 — Fairgrounds
8:30 a.m – 10:30 p.m. Kiddie Barnyard Open
9:00 a.m. Judging of Swine
1/2 Hour Following Swine Judging Completion — Judging of Sheep and Goats
5:30 p.m. Money Scramble in the Hog/ Sheep Arena
6:00-9:00 p.m. Farm Bureau Watermelon Feed
7:00 p.m. Compact Car, Van and Full Size Truck Demolition Derby sponsored by SV Raceway
6:00 p.m. Julie (Wendell) Stillwell
7:00 p.m. Amanda Henke
7:30 p.m. Dougherty Tae Kwon Do
8:15 p.m. Prairie School Dancers
8:30 p.m. Rising Starz Dance Studio
AFTER DARK — Zombie Paintballs

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2014 — Fairgrounds
8:30 a.m – 10:30 p.m. Kiddie Barnyard Open
9:00 a.m. Round Robin Competition
5:00 p.m. 4-H FFA Market Livestock Sale
7:00 p.m. Demolition Derby
5:00 p.m. Demonstration of Glass Plate Photography (in Commercial bldg)
5:30 p.m. Talking Tombstones — MC County Historical Society
6:00 p.m. Concordia Gymnastics Club
7:00 p.m. CARES Inc. Dog Obedience Demonstration
7:45 p.m. Finney Family Orchestra
8:30 p.m. Vetter Family Music
AFTER DARK — Zombie Paintballs

Chamber Coffee!

coffee cup

The next Chamber Coffee is, Friday, August 8th at Guaranty State Bank from 9am-10:30am. Stop by for a cup of coffee and enjoy great networking!

Medicare Basics Workshop Slated for Tues., Aug. 13, in Beloit

If you’ll soon be getting Medicare, or just want to know more about Medicare, you have a special opportunity on Tuesday, Aug. 13, in Beloit to get answers to your questions and learn what you need to know to navigate the Medicare maze.
The Answers for Older Kansans (AOK) Medicare Basics workshop sponsored by the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging (NC-FH AAA), will provide unbiased, easy-to-understand information for anyone interested in learning more about Medicare. The workshop is geared to those who are nearing age 65, those soon to qualify because of a disability and Kansans who are helping family members with insurance and financial matters. It is also open to anyone who has questions on their current Medicare coverage.
The Beloit AOK Medicare Basics workshop will happen Tues., Aug. 13, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Beloit Senior Center, 220 N. Hersey, Beloit. While there is no cost to attend, advance registration is advised.
Karen Mayse, supervisor of NC-FH AAA’s Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) program, will cover Medicare eligibility, how and when to apply, what is covered by the various parts, and how to fill the gaps. Counselors will also explain programs available to assist low income individuals and how to watch out for Medicare fraud. There will be a question/answer period following the formal presentation.
“Those who have attended these Area Agency on Aging workshops give us high ratings and tell us that they’ve gotten answers to their questions about Medicare.” said Julie Govert Walter, NC-FH AAA Executive Director. “We are delighted to be bringing this workshop to Beloit,” she said.
To register, or if you have any questions, call the Area Agency on Aging at 800-432-2703, the Beloit Senior Center at 738-5802, or Jay Rowh, Mitchell County Silver Haired Legislator at 785-738-0241.

Cawker City Twine-a-Thon & Cook-Off

Friday, August 15, 2014
7 p.m. BINGO …Sponsored by ABC Learning Center
7:30 p.m. Registration: BAGGO Tourney — 2 divisions, kids 18u – $5 per team / adults $10
8 p.m. BAGGO throwing begins
9 p.m. Twine Street Dance …by the park, music by Custom/20

Saturday, August 16, 2014
8 a.m. Registration: Twine Run
8:30 a.m. Registration: Horseshoe Tournament
9 a.m. Twine Run Begins & Horseshoes Start
11 a.m. Live Music in the Park
12 noon Cook-off Judging / Country Store Opens
4 p.m. Cook-off Winners Announced 4 p.m. Ice-cream Booth Opens
5 p.m. Food Stand / BBQ (cost $4.00)
5 p.m. Kids “Dig for Treasure” in the Sandbox … ages 12u (Sponsored by the Cawker City, city employees)
6 p.m. Golf Cart Decorating Contest-be in line by 6pm to be judged
6:30 p.m. Parade
7 p.m. Cake Walk & Kids Games & Entertainment
8:30-9 p.m. Winners Announced / Movie Starts – FREE Popcorn!

Sunday, August 17, 2014
9 p.m Registration: Golf Tournament, One-man Scramble


You Are Invited!
Please join us for the
“Golden Opportunities” Dinner and Auction on
Saturday, August 23, 2014.

A Special Thank You to the following sponsors:

Gold Level: Guaranty State Bank
Heineken Electric

Silver Level: Boettcher Supply, Inc.
Bob Severance

Bronze Level: Pizza Hut
Mitchell Co. Hospital Health Systems Nex-Tech, Inc.
Cunningham Telephone & Cable
Fouts Insurance
KVSV Radio
Frasier, Johnson & Martin, LLC
Farmway Credit Union
Catlin’s Friendly Apple Market

For sponsorship opportunities, auction donations or ticket purchases, please contact Mari Tucker at 785-738-9051 or or visit our website: and click on the 50th Anniversary logo.

We hope to see you then!!

Have Any Exciting News to Share?

The Chamber wants to help spread the word about your business. “Noteworthy News” is your opportunity to do just that. It’s a great way to inform other Chamber members about anything that’s new within your organization. Fill us in on what’s happening from staff changes to a new product or service. Send it to by Thursday afternoons and I will include it in Chamber Chat!

Calendar of Events

Friday, August 1st & Saturday August 2nd – Tipton Picnic
Monday, August 4th – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, August 5th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Thursday-Saturday – August 7th-9th – Mitchell County Fair
Thursday, August 7th – Noon – Mitchell County Tourism – Courthouse
Friday, August 8th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – Guaranty State Bank
Monday, August 11th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, August 12th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, August 12th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, August 13th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, August 14th – First day of School – St. John’s and USD #273
Thursday, August 14th – Noon – Chamber Board Meeting
Friday, August 15th & Saturday, August 16th – Cawker City Picnic & Twine-a-thon
Tuesday, August 19th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, August 20th – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, August 20th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, August 21st – 12:30pm – SVED Board – NCRP
Saturday, August 23rd – NCK Tech 50th Anniversary
Tuesday, August 26th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, August 27th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, August 28th – 11:30am-1:30pm – Investment Centers of America Client Appreciation Luncheon – Guaranty State Bank Parking Lot
Saturday, August 30th & Sunday, August 31st – Risin River Music Festival – Mitchell County Fairgrounds

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