Olathe News Briefs

 

This Edition of e-News - November 25, 2013:

  • Never Miss Trash Day Again
  • Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
  • Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Open Thanksgiving Weekend
  • Thanksgiving - A Time for Celebration and Safety
  • Holiday Shopping Tips from the Olathe Police Department
  • Avoid the Crowds with Olathe Parks and Recreation Gift Options
  • Annual WinterFest and Mayor’s Tree Lighting December 6

City Council
Released November 25, 2013
The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, December 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall for a regular session. Regular sessions are broadcast live on OGN (Comcast channel 7, AT&T channel 99 and on the City’s website). To see the complete agenda for this meeting, visit the City’s website at OlatheKS.org.  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.


Never Miss Trash Day Again
Released November 25, 2013
Thanks to a new application called Olathe Trash Day, residents can now look up their waste collection schedules, sign up for weekly reminders via text, email, Twitter, and phone call, and print customized calendars based on their own address.

Additional benefits include:

  • Notification of collection schedule changes due to holidays or inclement weather.
  • Informational features such as solid waste events and types of materials that can be recycled.
  • Simplified, user-friendly service to find collection schedules and helpful information from a desktop or mobile device.

To utilize this new service, search for “Olathe Trash Day” in the App Store (Apple users) or in Google Play (Android users), or use the service on the City’s website at OlatheKS.org/TrashDay. Be sure to check out the promotional commercial, too!


Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
Released November 25, 2013
City of Olathe offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  There will be no trash and recycling curbside collection on Thanksgiving Day.  Customers whose trash and recycling is collected on Thursday will be serviced on Friday and Friday customers will be serviced on Saturday.  Residents are reminded to place carts at the curb by 8:00 a.m. For more information, visit OlatheKS.org/OMS.

The Olathe Public Library and the Indian Creek Branch Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on November 27 and remain closed November 28-29.


Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Open Thanksgiving Weekend
Released November 25, 2013
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 28 and will open on Friday, November 29 from noon to 4:00 p.m. for living history activities including stagecoach rides (weather and ground conditions permitting), blacksmith and cookstove demonstrations. Admission is $6/adults and $4/children ages 5-11. Olathe residents receive $1/off admission. Find unique gifts and stocking stuffers, including new farm and animal-related toys in the site gift shop.


Thanksgiving - A Time for Celebration and Safety
Released November 25, 2013
The Thanksgiving holiday is a time for celebration, family and friends. Although safety in the kitchen is always crucial, the threat of fires in the kitchen triples on Thanksgiving Day, according to the Consumer Products Safety Commission. Help ensure a safer Thanksgiving holiday celebration with these tips:

  • Stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling or broiling food – unattended cooking is the leading cause of home cooking fires.
  • Keep things that can burn like towels, paper, curtains, etc. away from the stove top.
  • Wear short, close-fitting or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking – loose clothing can catch fire.

Another cause for Thanksgiving Day concern is deep fried turkeys. Deep fried turkeys are a popular Thanksgiving treat. But, outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers create serious safety concerns such as:

  • Hot oil may spill onto the open burner and create a fire.
  • Cooking oil may be heated beyond its cooking temperatures and the vapors can ignite.
  • Many fryers can easily tip over and spill hot, scalding oil onto anyone or anything nearby.
  • The fryer’s sides, lids and handles get extremely hot and can cause severe burns.
  • Leave deep fried turkeys to the culinary professionals.  Underwriters Laboratory Inc., a global product safety testing and certification source with more than a century of experience, does not certify any turkey fryer with the trusted UL mark.

Holiday Shopping Tips from the Olathe Police Department
Released November 25, 2013
The holiday season is upon us.  While shopping and running errands to prepare for the holidays, remember these crime prevention tips from the Olathe Police Department:

  • Know your surroundings.
  • Keep an eye on the people in front and behind you.
  • Look for suspicious persons or situations when you are in any area.
  • Shop with a friend or relative. There is safety in numbers.
  • Remember where you parked your car. Shopping areas are often spread out over large areas. Being unable to locate a car can cause you undue confusion and stress that may present you as a better target to a criminal.
  • Park your vehicle in a well-lit area.
  • Place cell phones, GPS devices, holiday packages and other valuables out of sight.
  • Lock your vehicle doors shut your windows.
  • Don’t advertise your belongings:
    • Carry your purse close to your body. Don't swing it loosely.
    • Don't display large amounts of cash.
    • Take only what you may need.
    • Don’t have too many things in your pockets or purse.
  • Walk with confidence.
  • Avoid talking to strangers.
  • Try not to carry too many packages.
  • Approach your vehicle with your keys already in your hand.
  • Don’t approach your car if anyone is standing nearby.
  • Trust your instincts
    • If something tells you to be cautious, trust your gut.
    • Don’t force yourself to be in situations where you don’t feel comfortable.
    • If you see anything suspicious or if something just doesn't feel right, leave immediately and contact security or the police.

Avoid the Crowds with Olathe Parks and Recreation Gift Options
Released November 25, 2013
Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Want to avoid the holiday crowds? Olathe Parks and Recreation (OPR) has a variety of membership and gift certificate options to help you complete your list. Help your loved ones Get Active in 2014 with one of our great gift options:

Option 1: Olathe Community Center Membership – The gift of experience, memories and health year-round promises to be a hit this year. Choose a family or individual membership for anyone on your list before April 30 and receive Charter Member benefits. Learn more about the Olathe Community Center and membership options.

Option 2: OPR Gift Certificate – You choose the denomination and the recipient chooses the sport, class or program of their interest this year. This is a perfect gift for grandkids, nieces and nephews or the hard to buy for adult. A variety of options are offered through our three catalogs each year.

Option 3: 2014 Swim Pass – Give the gift of fun in the sun with a 2014 season swim pass for an individual or family. Individual passes for residents start at $70 plus the cost of ID card (non-resident $95) and resident family passes start at $125 plus the cost of ID cards (non-resident $160). Start planning your summer days during the holiday season.

To purchase these gift options, call 971-8563 or stop by the OPR office at City Hall, 100 E. Santa Fe.


Annual WinterFest and Mayor’s Tree Lighting December 6
Released November 25, 2013
It’s time to kick off the holiday season at the annual Olathe WinterFest, Friday, December 6 in the R.R. Osborne Plaza at Olathe City Hall.  The event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is highlighted by the Mayor’s Christmas Tree lighting.  The main stage will feature the arrival of Santa Claus, music groups from Olathe schools and a variety of local talent.  Food and warm beverages will be available for purchase.

In addition to food and music, family and children’s activities are planned.  Santa will take time out of his busy pre-holiday schedule to make a visit and sit for pictures with children.

As part of the festivities, representatives from 15 beneficiaries of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund will be introduced and proceeds from the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be presented to the Christmas Tree Fund.


This Edition of e-News - November 18, 2013:

  • Annual WinterFest and Mayor’s Tree Lighting December 6
  • Winterize Your Irrigation System
  • Downtown Library Book Drops Relocated
  • Winter Weather Awareness Day November 20
  • Drive Celebrates 10th Year of Helping Families
  • Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Open Thanksgiving Weekend
  • Make Holiday Memories at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop with Christmas Open House
  • Registration Open for Annual Holiday Tea
  • Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
  • Vacation Safety Tips from the Olathe Police Department

City Council
Released November 18, 2013
The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, November 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall for a regular session. Regular sessions are broadcast live on OGN (Comcast channel 7, AT&T channel 99 and on the City’s website). To see the complete agenda for this meeting, visit the City’s website at OlatheKS.org.  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.


Annual WinterFest and Mayor’s Tree Lighting December 6
Released November 18, 2013
It’s time to kick off the holiday season at the annual Olathe WinterFest, Friday, December 6 in the R.R. Osborne Plaza at Olathe City Hall.  The event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is highlighted by the Mayor’s Christmas Tree lighting.  The main stage will feature the arrival of Santa Claus, music groups from Olathe schools and a variety of local talent.  Food and warm beverages will be available for purchase.

In addition to food and music, family and children’s activities are planned.  Santa will take time out of his busy pre-holiday schedule to make a visit and sit for pictures with children.

As part of the festivities, representatives from 15 beneficiaries of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund will be introduced and proceeds from the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be presented to the Christmas Tree Fund.


Winterize Your Irrigation System
Released November 18, 2013
With the colder temperatures upon us, the City of Olathe reminds residents to have their irrigation system winterized and backflow preventer shut off, drained, and/or removed for the winter to prevent freezing and breaking. If your backflow device does break, a new one is required, as well as a Cross Connection Permit. Please call (913) 971-9055 or visit Backflow Requirements for more information.


Downtown Library Book Drops Relocated
Released November 18, 2013
The Olathe Public Library book drops previously located on Park Street have been relocated to the front of the library to accommodate new two-way traffic flow on Park Street.   

Other drop box locations include:
 

  • Behind the Indian Creek Branch Library, 12990 S. Black Bob Road
  • Olathe Family YMCA, 21400 W. 153rd St.
  • Shops of Sunnybrook at College & Lone Elm Road
  • Price Choppers at N. Parker and Santa Fe and 151st & Mur-Len
  • Crossroads Shopping Center at Santa Fe & Mur-Len.

Winter Weather Awareness Day November 20
Released November 18, 2013
The National Weather Service, along with partners from across Kansas and Missouri, has designated November 20, 2013 as Winter Weather Awareness Day. Be a part of Winter Weather Awareness Day by helping prepare your family for a severe winter weather event with these two simple steps:

  • Sign up to receive time-sensitive emergency alerts for Johnson County (Kan.) at NotifyJoCo.org.   
  • Create your family’s emergency plan by clicking “My Plan” at PrepareMetroKC.org.

Call the Olathe Fire Department at 913-971-7900 for more information about disaster preparedness.


Drive Celebrates 10th Year of Helping Families
Released November 18, 2013
Founded in 2003 by law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics and caring community members, the Johnson County Public Safety Toy and Food Drive celebrates its 10th year of helping Johnson County families in need during the Christmas holiday season. To meet the demands of this year’s families in need, firefighters, paramedics, police officers and community volunteers will collect donations at four area Wal-Mart locations on November 23 and 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.:

  • Gardner, 1725 E. Santa Fe Street
  • Olathe, 13600 S. Alden Street
  • Olathe, 395 N. K7 Hwy
  • Overland Park, 15700 S. Metcalf Avenue

Monica - a former parent in need - said, “Thank you so much; you and everyone who has helped really have done a wonderful job not just with my family, but with all the other families like mine...”

Last year, the Drive helped nearly 160 families. Request for assistance applications are available at FoodAndToyDrive.org. Call 866-591-8477, in English or Spanish, for more information.


Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Open Thanksgiving Weekend
Released November 18, 2013
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 28 and will open on Friday, November 29 from noon to 4:00 p.m. for living history activities including stagecoach rides (weather and ground conditions permitting), blacksmith and cookstove demonstrations. Admission is $6/adults and $4/children ages 5-11. Olathe residents receive $1/off admission. Find unique gifts and stocking stuffers, including new farm and animal-related toys in the site gift shop.


Make Holiday Memories at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop with Christmas Open House
Released November 18, 2013
Start your Christmas season with a visit to Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop’s Christmas Open House from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. Admission is free. 

Visitors can decorate a graham cracker gingerbread house for$3 each, make Christmas crafts, and ride the stagecoach (weather and grounds permitting) $2 each, ages 3 and up.  Father Christmas will be on the historic grounds in the morning. Santa will visit the Heritage Center from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and photos are $4 each.

Entertainment in the Heritage Center will include interactive music by the Shady Grove String Band from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The Carolers of Note will sing Christmas Carols from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Don’t forget to stop by Mrs. Mahaffie’s kitchen to see what’s cooking and help-out with some winter farm chores.  Plus, find those unique gifts and stocking stuffers, including new farm and animal related toys in the site gift shop. For more information, visit Mahaffie.org.


Registration Open for Annual Holiday Tea
Released November 18, 2013
Enjoy the Heritage Center decorations , make an ornament and enjoy refreshments at the Mahaffie Holiday Tea on Sunday, December 8 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $5/person and includes all activities. Registration is required and payment is due the day of the event. To register, please call (913) 971-5111 or visit Mahaffie.org


Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
Released November 18, 2013
City of Olathe offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  There will be no trash and recycling curbside collection on Thanksgiving Day.  Customers whose trash and recycling is collected on Thursday will be serviced on Friday and Friday customers will be serviced on Saturday.  Residents are reminded to place carts at the curb by 8:00 a.m. For more information, visit OlatheKS.org/OMS.


Vacation Safety Tips from the Olathe Police Department
Released November 18, 2013
As the holiday season approaches, include home safety in your travel plans.  Home burglary prevention begins with making your home an undesirable target.  Most burglars strike a home where they believe no one is present.  The goal is to make your house look occupied while you’re away. 

The following tips may discourage a burglar from choosing your home:

  • Avoid posting travel plans on social media sites.
  • Place your interior lights on timers. 
  • Get your neighbors involved:
    • Pick up any parcel freight packages, mail and newspapers.
    • Open your shades during the day and close them at night 
    • Check for things like a water pipe break or gas leak.
    • Turn on exterior lights at night, if you do not have motion or photocell sensors.
    • Move your SmartCart away from curbside after trash pickup. 
    • Place a couple of your neighbor’s trash bags at your curb on trash day.
    • Have someone cut the grass or shovel the snow. 
    • Drive a car back and forth in the driveway (up to the garage) to leave tracks in the snow.
    • Report any suspicious activity at your house
  • Padlock your garage doors shut.
  • Unplug the electric garage door opener.
  • Consider leaving a car in the driveway.
  • Lock side gates and outside storage areas.
  • Arrange for pet care, if necessary.
  • Lock all doors and windows. 

For additional crime prevention tips from the Olathe Police Department, visit OlatheKS.org/Police/Tips.


This Edition of e-News - November 12, 2013:

  • Vacation Safety Tips from the Olathe Police Department
  • Mahaffie Recognizes Three Volunteers with Youth Volunteer Award
  • Make Reservations Now for Mahaffie’s Santa Breakfast
  • Still Time to Vote for Mahaffie as Best Kept Secret
  • Save the Date for the Annual WinterFest and Mayor’s Tree Lighting

City Council
Released November 12, 2013
The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, November 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall for a regular session. Regular sessions are broadcast live on OGN (Comcast channel 7, AT&T channel 99 and on the City’s website). To see the complete agenda for this meeting, visit the City’s website at OlatheKS.org.  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.


Vacation Safety Tips from the Olathe Police Department
Released November 12, 2013
As the holiday season approaches, include home safety in your travel plans.  Home burglary prevention begins with making your home an undesirable target.  Most burglars strike a home where they believe no one is present.  The goal is to make your house look occupied while you’re away on vacation. 

The following tips may discourage a burglar from choosing your home:

  • Avoid posting travel plans on social media sites.
  • Place your interior lights on timers. 
  • Get your neighbors involved:
    • Pick up any parcel freight packages, mail and newspapers.
    • Open your shades during the day and close them at night 
    • Check for things like a water pipe break or gas leak.
    • Turn on exterior lights at night, if you do not have motion or photocell sensors.
    • Move your SmartCart away from curbside after trash pickup. 
    • Place a couple of your neighbors trash bags at your curb on trash day.
    • Have someone cut the grass or shovel the snow. 
    • Drive a car back and forth in the driveway (up to the garage) to leave tracks in the snow.
    • Report any suspicious activity at your house
  • Padlock your garage doors shut.
  • Unplug the electric garage door opener.
  • Consider leaving a car in the driveway.
  • Lock side gates and outside storage areas.
  • Arrange for pet care, if necessary.
  • Lock all doors and windows. 

For additional crime prevention tips from the Olathe Police Department, visit www.OlatheKS.org/Police/Tips.


Mahaffie Recognizes Three Volunteers with Youth Volunteer Award
Released November 12, 2013
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site recognized Jackie and Alexis Bilyou and Derek Gimson for their volunteer service to the historic site at the annual City of Olathe Volunteer Recognition event held Thursday, November 7.  Every year the historic site recognizes a youth volunteer or group of youth volunteers who have made a measureable contribution to the site. 

The award is named in honor of Carrie Newson, daughter of Mike and Lynette Newson of Olathe.  Carrie was a dedicated volunteer in 1996 who was involved in a tragic car accident in March of 1998.  The award is given to youth volunteers who exhibit leadership, are a good example to their peers, have a love of learning and history, are reliable, and make a measureable contribution to the site.

Jackie and Alexis Bilyou each received the Interpretive Carrie Newson Youth Volunteer Award. Jackie is in eighth grade at Wheatridge Middle School in Gardner, KS. As part of the youth group at church, Jackie has participated in clean-up and beautifying the yard of an older resident, preparing the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead for Fall Festivals, and numerous church events including fundraisers and preparation for the Trunk or Treat event. Alexis is in fifth grade at Wheatridge Middle School. She helps lead other elementary school children in her church with singing and helping with the offering. Jackie and Alexis have volunteered at Mahaffie since 2007 along with their father, Scott Bilyou. 

Derek Gimson received the Agricultural Carrie Newson Youth Volunteer Award. Derek is a senior at Olathe North High School. His voluntarism includes helping his church paint houses in Belton, MO and mowing Olathe residents’ lawns. Gimson received the Presidential Award Volunteer award for his efforts.


Make Reservations Now for Mahaffie’s Santa Breakfast
Released November 12, 2013
The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 Kansas City Road, will host the annual Santa Breakfast on Saturday, November 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Heritage Center. Enjoy the holiday-inspired decorations of the Heritage Center and enjoy breakfast with Santa including a photo. Enjoy Christmas carols by the Carolers of Note from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Registration is required and limited to 125 participants. Payment is due the day of the event and cost is $7/person ages 3 and up. For more information and to register, visit Mahaffie.org.


Still Time to Vote for Mahaffie as Best Kept Secret
Released November 12, 2013
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm’s Wild West Days is a finalist for the KC Parent’s Family Faves Contest in the Best Kept Secret category. Voting is open until November 15. Visit www.kcparent.com/Giveaways/VoteKCFamilyFavorites2013/ to cast your vote. Winners will be announced in an upcoming issue of KC Parent Magazine.


Save the Date for the Annual WinterFest and Mayor’s Tree Lighting
Released November 12, 2013
It’s time to kick off the holiday season at the annual Olathe WinterFest, Friday, December 6 in the R.R. Osborne Plaza at Olathe City Hall.  The event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is highlighted by the Mayor’s Christmas Tree lighting.  The main stage will feature the arrival of Santa Claus, music groups from Olathe schools and a variety of local talent.  Food and warm beverages will be available for purchase.

In addition to food and music, family and children’s activities are planned.  Santa will take time out of his busy pre-holiday schedule to make a visit and sit for pictures with children.

As part of the festivities, representatives from 15 beneficiaries of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund will be introduced and proceeds from the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be presented to the Christmas Tree Fund.


This Edition of e-News - November 4, 2013:

  • Veterans Day Schedule
  • Olathe Community Center Charter Membership Program Announced
  • Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event November 9
  • Cast Your Vote! Mahaffie Finalist for Best Kept Secret
  • Purchase a Piece of History

City Council
Released November 4, 2013
The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, November 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall for a regular session. Regular sessions are broadcast live on OGN (Comcast channel 7, AT&T channel 99 and on the City’s website). To see the complete agenda for this meeting, visit the City’s website at OlatheKS.org.  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.


Veterans Day Schedule
Released November 4, 2013
City of Olathe offices, including Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop, will close on Monday, November 11 in recognition of Veterans Day.  Trash and recycling collection will NOT be impacted.


Olathe Community Center Charter Membership Program Announced
Released November 4, 2013
Olathe’s first Community Center is scheduled to open July 1, 2014 and memberships are now available along with a special Charter Member package option.  Membership terms will begin July 1 with a variety of options for residents and non-residents, including an annual payment option with a 15% discount or month-to-month payment option.

Charter members who join prior to April 30, 2014 will receive a special benefit package that includes sneak peek opportunities, guest passes and more. Those interested in purchasing a charter membership should fill out the membership form and submit with payment (either full for annual membership or first month for month-to-month membership) to the recreation office by mail or in person prior to April 30.

The center will also offer daily admission options and punch pass options once the center opens to the public.

“As we watch construction progress on the Olathe Community Center we are excited about all it has to offer the Olathe community,” said Mike Fields, community center manager. “There is something for everyone and every level of activity; this is really an exciting time.”

Visit OlatheKS.org/ParksRec/CommunityCenter to view plan options and pricing. For media inquiries about the Olathe Community Center, call Nichole Asquith, 913-971-8643.  For membership inquires, contact the Olathe Parks and Recreation office, 913-971-8563


Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event November 9
Released November 4, 2013
All Johnson County residents have the opportunity to drop off their Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) at the City of Olathe’s drop-off event this Saturday, November 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the HHW facility, 1420 S. Robinson Drive behind Public Works.  Residents will be asked to provide a photo ID and a general description of their HHW items. Items that can be dropped off include aerosol cans, automotive fluids, automotive batteries and household batteries, bathroom cleaners, carpet cleaners, cooking oil, drain cleaners, fertilizers, paint, light bulbs, pesticides, etc. e-Waste (electronics) is not accepted at the drop-off event. For a full list of acceptable items, visit OlatheKS.org.

Can’t make it out this Saturday? Residents can make an appointment 24 hours in advance to drop off unwanted HHW items by calling Customer Service at (913) 971-9311.


Cast Your Vote! Mahaffie Finalist for Best Kept Secret
Released November 4, 2013
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm’s Wild West Days is a finalist for the KC Parent’s Family Faves Contest in the Best Kept Secret category. Voting is open until November 15. Visit www.kcparent.com/Giveaways/VoteKCFamilyFavorites2013/ to cast your vote. Winners will be announced in an upcoming issue of KC Parent Magazine.


Purchase a Piece of History
Released November 4, 2013
The Friends of the Olathe Public Library are selling back-issues of older magazines. These relics make great holiday gifts to reflect historical events happening during life milestones such as births and graduations. 

The sale will run Monday, November 4, to Sunday, November 10, at the Olathe Public Library, 201 E. Park.  Upon arrival, check in at Adult Services.

The loose issues will be sold $15 for each year and the bound issues $10 for each year.  There are approximately 50 issues per year and four to five bound volumes per year.

Available for sale are: 

Newsweek: Loose copies, 5/1949-12/1966.  Bound copies, 7/1969-9/1992

Life: Bound only, 1962-2000

Time: Loose copies, 1952 -12/1966.  Bound, 1/1967-2000

National Geographic: Bound only, 2003-2006

Missouri Historical Review:  1969-2009

Proceeds from magazine sales will benefit the Friends group.  Accepted payment options include MasterCard, VISA, Discover, cash, or check made out to the Olathe Public Library.