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Johnson County court celebrates National Adoption Day

Families will be made on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Johnson County Courthouse in celebration of National Adoption Day when 14 children, ranging from toddlers to early teens, are scheduled for adoption by seven families in the courtroom of District Court Judge Kathleen Sloan.

Medicare open enrollment runs until Dec. 7

Medicare enrollment

Whether you’re new to Medicare, getting ready to turn 65 or planning your retirement, you’ll soon need to make important decisions about your health coverage.

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Office offers free Medicare open enrollment programming and assistance through the enrollment period’s Dec. 7 end date.

For Johnson County residents, Medicare enrollment assistance is a three-step process:

Recycling is a good thing to do every day

America Recycles Day

Today is America Recycles Day, but recycling is an activity many practice daily.  Did you know that nearly 80 percent of your trash is recyclable or that household hazardous waste (HHW) such as paint, oil, batteries and pesticides shouldn't be placed in the trash?

Still time to get your season flu shot

Woman receiving shot

The best way to protect yourself and your family from getting influenza is to receive a flu shot. Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) encourages all residents over the age of 6 months to get a flu shot.

Although the Center for Disease Control recommends getting your flu shot before the end of October, there are still benefits to receiving the shot after that time. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body to protect against the flu. It’s best to receive your flu shot before the flu starts spreading in the community.

Johnson County to participate in Nov. 14 Career Expo

man and woman shaking hands

Students will have an opportunity to learn about career opportunities with Johnson County Government during the Olathe Chamber's 2017 Career Expo. The chamber's goal is to introduce 1,500 high school juniors and seniors, as well as traditional college students to careers within targeted industries, connect businesses with the workforce of tomorrow, and motivate students to pursue careers in advanced manufacturing, engineering/architecture, healthcare, IT/computer technologies, skilled trades and supply chain management.

Johnson County Veterans Day event lists where to park

Johnson County residents planning to attend the 2017 Johnson County Veterans Day observance on Saturday, Nov. 11, are asked to park at the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell Avenue, Overland Park.

The center is adjacent to the Korean War Veterans Memorial where the public event will take place, beginning at 11 a.m. Parking spaces closest to the memorial are reserved for the disabled. Additional parking is available at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 7851 West 119th Street, which is located across Lowell Avenue directly east of the memorial site.