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Last minute JoCo gift ideas

There aren't many days left for those of us who still have Christmas shopping to do. Here are some ideas for the last-minute shopper that will still be considered thoughtful and will be remembered long after the tornado of wrappings and ribbons has passed.

Gifts from Johnson County

Are you on our stale check list?

Do you have an old uncashed check from Johnson County Government? If it’s at least two years old, it’s going to be cancelled due to a Board of County Commission vote yesterday that follows Kansas law. We’ve posted this list and also this list of check recipients dating back at least two years, and we have tried to get a hold of you!

2016 CARS and Stormwater Management budgets approved

Traveling across the county may be a little easier after projects approved in the 2016 County Assistance Road System (CARS) Program have been completed. The CARS program was formalized in 1983 after the Board of County Commissioners recognized that one of the keys to success in Johnson County was transportation corridors that easily connect the County’s cities. The CARS program provides funds to pay a share of project construction costs for cities to construct and maintain their major roads.

Protect yourself this holiday season

Don't let a few Scrooges or Grinches ruin this season of giving. Here are a few safety tips from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office:

Blood donors urgently needed

Community Blood Center (CBC) has announced a blood emergency and is asking for the community’s help to replenish the supply for the upcoming holiday period and less predictable emergent needs. Blood donors of all blood types are urged to respond. Donations during the winter months traditionally decrease, but this year’s falloff was significantly sharper than expected. The holidays, cold and flu season, school breaks and traveling all contribute to fewer blood donations.

Go green with gift wrapping

Before you're buried under a pile of glitzy wrapping paper, ribbons, bows and other embellishments, think outside the box in terms of how gifts can be presented in fun, creative, attractive packages that won’t go straight to the landfill.

BOCC adopts 2016 legislative platform

Each year the Board of County Commissioners develops a legislative platform. The purpose to the platform is to convey the position of the Board of County Commissioners on certain issues that may come before the Legislature, and provide direction to staff about how to advocate particular issues and the relative importance of those issues.

Put a critter on your gift giving list

During this season of gift-giving, the staff at the Ernie Miller Nature Center would appreciate being added to your list.They have a variety of needs in order to care for a wide variety of creatures. There are several ways you can help them care for the animals at the nature center. From monetary donations, to gift cards or purchasing items they need.

Mammals

Health Insurance enrollment event today

From noon through 6 p.m. today, our Department of Health and Environment can help enroll you in a health care plan.

The event will takes place at the Sunset Drive Office Building, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe, Room 1055. The Health Partnership Clinic and El Centro are co-sponsoring this event.

Certified HealthCare.gov navigators will be available to help individuals and families renew their existing coverage or find plans that meet their health and financial needs.

In order to enroll, individuals must bring the following items:

Think green when holiday decorating

There are many ways to incorporate sustainability into your holiday décor plans. These are just a few.

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