May 2, 2013 and it’s SNOWING!

It's May 2, 2013 and it's snowing! The temperature has dropped, the wind is blowing, the day also saw rain, sleet and it's supposed to snow most of the night. And for the tulips around Olathe City Hall, well, it might be a long, cold, rough night! Photo by Chuck Kurtz

It’s May 2, 2013 and it’s snowing! The temperature has dropped, the wind is blowing, the day also saw rain, sleet and it’s supposed to snow most of the night. And for the tulips around Olathe City Hall, well, it might be a long, cold, rough night! Photos by Chuck Kurtz

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SME football coach resigns to take Olathe Northwest helm

Chip Sherman

Chip Sherman. Prairie Village Post website photo

Olathe Northwest High School is getting a new football coach, according to an Prairie Village Post website entry by Dan Blom.

According to the posting, SM East football coach Chip Sherman has resigned that position to assume those duties at Olathe Northwest.

Click here to read Blom’s article.

Caring for Senior Parents Expo is May 18

A Caring for Senior Parents Expo has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 18, at the Grace Fellowship Church, 10201 W. 127th St., Overland Park.

Admission is free.

Should a parent or spouse fell ill, this expo helps explain what care options are best and how to arrange and pay for them. People will be able to visit with experts and gather important information on how to be prepared for an emergency before you are in the midst of a crisis.

There will be presentations and information about:
•    Power of Attorney
•    Managing Medical Matters
•    Advanced Directives
•    Senior Housing Choices and which is the right choice
•    Home Health
•    Specialized Care for Specialized Needs
•    Knowing how to find the Right Expert to Assist You.

For more information call Nancy Dunn at (913) 912-7811 or Adele Adell at 913-780-2375.

 

Weather changes Prom Night demo plans

The weather has changed some plans for a long-standing Olathe Fire Department program called Operation Prom Night.

The program emphasizes responsibility in regard to driving under the influence.

The next program is scheduled for 10 a.m. today, Thursday, May 2, at Olathe South High School. Because of the weather, it will not include the outside demo (extrication, actors, etc.).

The speakers’ program will happen inside the school. This program is very moving because other Olathe high school students are doing the talking about their personal experience with the tragic loss of a friend, Zach Myers (ZachMyers.org). It is an emotional testimony.

CERT drills for tornado strike

Participants finishing Community Emergency Response Team training will be put to the test when a simulated tornado strikes Olathe, on Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at Olathe Fire Administration, 1225 S. Hamilton Circle. Trained by firefighters, CERT students will react to this disaster scenario as part of their final exam.

CERT is an organized group of everyday people trained for disaster planning, preparedness and survival. Following a major disaster – like a crippling blizzard or tornado strike – professional first responders who provide fire and medical services may not be able to meet the initial, potentially overwhelming demand for these services.

In a disaster, people will have to rely on each other for help to meet their immediate life-saving and life-sustaining needs. The probability for large numbers of wounded, disabled telecommunication equipment and road blockages may delay emergency service workers from reaching victims. CERT trains people to help meet Olathe’s needs at home or work in the event of a disaster. Learn more: OlatheKS.org/Fire/CERT.

Captain John Sanches said, “CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number of people before, during, and after a disaster.”

Members of the media are invited to attend the drill where they will see things like moulaged victims (volunteers with make-up that simulate injuries), CERT students putting out a small fire, search and rescue, as well as other various situations.

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