Olathe news briefs for the week of Oct. 14

City Council
The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, October 15, 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.

Olathe Public Library Volunteers Recognized
Last year alone, nearly 400 volunteers spent 10,540 hours serving at the two Olathe library locations, helping to continue providing a great customer experience.  On October 25th, the library is recognizing their dedication by hosting a volunteer dinner from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Prince of Peace Parish Hall, 16000 W. 143rd Street.  Youth volunteer certificates and the annual Nancy Quinlisk Chandler Award will be presented.  Volunteer RSVPs will be accepted until October 21, and there are three ways to register.  Library volunteers can call (913) 971-6879, email rpatterson@olatheks.org, or register on-line on the events page at www.olathelibrary.org. Continue reading


Sleeping with the curse of Hermes

David Chartrand

David Chartrand

Greek legend has it that Hermes, the god of cunning and theft, would swoop down over rooftops at night and sow strange and troubling dreams into the heads of sleeping citizens.

In the morning, no one could remember their dreams in detail, but many were filled worry and dread.

“Hermes has visited you!” was the rebuke to anyone in a gloomy mood.

Those goofy Greeks. What did they have to worry about? The thorniest issue for ancient Greeks and Romans was running out of baby names that ended in “us.” (Romulus, Theodosius, Asparagus, Promiscuous.) Continue reading

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