13 confirmed measles cases in Kansas City metro. Regional health organizations announced Monday that there are now 13 confirmed cases of measles in the Kansas City area. “The best way to prevent measles is what we have known for years, make sure that you and your children are up to date on your vaccinations,” said Lougene Marsh, director of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment. “And if you do find out you have measles, please, do what the health worker tells you. They are looking out for your health and wellbeing as well as the health and wellbeing of everybody around you.”
Kraske analyzes Roberts-Wolf race. Kansas City Star columnist Steve Kraske this week took a look at U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts bid for reelection, and how his tea party challenger Milton Wolf, a northeast Johnson County resident, stacks up against some of the other tea party candidates who have seen recent success. Kraske said Roberts isn’t in trouble the way Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran appears to be: “[Tea party candidate Chris] McDaniel is far better equipped to challenge a legacy politician such as Cochran than Milton Wolf, the man running against Roberts. McDaniel is described as akin to a Southern preacher who, the National Review said, works his audience in a call-and-response style found in some churches.
“Wolf’s campaign is stuck on a single note, which is that Roberts is out of touch with Kansas because he’s lived out East so long.
“Two longtime senators. Two tea party challenges. Two seemingly different results. The caveat: Wolf still has two months to turn it around.” [Kansas’ Roberts not in the same boat as Mississippi’s Cochran — Kansas City Star]
Johnson County orgs teaming up to train youth in CPR. Shawnee Mission Health, Johnson County Med ACT and schools throughout the county announced this month that they are teaming up to provide CPR training to area eighth and ninth graders this fall. Johnson County Med ACT professionals will teach the students about adult and infant/child CPR during their regular health curriculum.
Roeland Park looking for Citywide Block Party volunteers. Roeland Park is looking for resident willing to donate an hour of their time to help set up or clean up for the city’s first Citywide Block Party in several years. The party will be at R Park (5535 Juniper). Set up time is noon and clean up time is around 8 p.m. Contact Michael Poppa at [email protected].