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October 9

County Government, other agencies provide services for homeless residents

A study conducted in January 2013 found that more than 80 Johnson County families - approximately 215 people - were homeless. Though Johnson County Government provides services directed at preventing homelessness, most homeless services in...

October 8

Johnson County hosts final electronic recycling event of 2014

The Johnson County Household Hazardous Materials Collection Program will be collecting electronic waste for recycling in addition to household hazardous waste (HHW) on October 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This event will mark the end of the...

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October 7

Celebrate the art of mental health recovery

The first full week of October is Mental Health Awareness Week.  The Johnson County Mental Health Center serves over 12,000 individuals a year.

On Thursday, October 9, in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Week, the Johnson County...

October 3

Scare up some fun with JCPRD's Halloween programs

Fun rather than frights is in store during a variety of Halloween-themed programs being offered by JCPRD in October.

Whimsical Woods

Saturday, Oct. 11, 1 to 4 p.m., Ernie Miller Park.

There’s nothing scary...

October 2

Free Cyber Security Conference and Expo scheduled for Oct. 7

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Johnson County will host its sixth annual Cyber Security Conference and Expo to teach the public about staying safe in Cyberspace. The public is invited to “Securing our Digital Future – The Internet...

Volunteers pose with produce from the garden
October 1

ARC Community Garden produces for residents and SAFEHOME clients

This summer and fall residents at the Adult Residential Center harvested a bounty of fresh produce. Some has been enjoyed by the residents of the 398 bed community-based program for felony probationers.  The ARC has donated more than 1,000 pounds...

October 1

Domestic Violence Awareness Conference to be held Thursday

One in four women experienced domestic violence over the past year. The month of October is dedicated to bringing awareness to the issue of domestic violence nationwide.

A Domestic Violence Awareness Conference will be held 1-4 p.m....

September 29

BOCC gives the green light for transit management consolidation

On Thursday, September 25, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners gave approval for Johnson County and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority to develop a cooperative agreement that will lead to the management consolidation of...

September 26

JCDS Emerging Artists to show at Sunflower ArtFest

Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS) Emerging Artists will have their artwork available for purchase at Sunflower ArtFest 2014 in De Soto. The Emerging Artists will be at Booth 25 September 26 – 28. The booth will represent 15 artists....

September 25

October issue of 'The Best Times' now online

The October issue of The Best Times magazine will soon be delivered to all residents of Johnson County age 60 or older. However, it is now available to read online at www.jocogov.org/thebesttimes...