Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Fairway_CanesFairway’s Canes, Cocoa and a “Claus” returns to Shawnee Indian Mission tonight. Fairway’s Parks & Recreation department tonight hosts its second annual Canes, Cocoa and a “Claus” event, a candy cane hune for kids aged 10 and younger. Parents are asked to accompany their children on the flashlight-powered candy cane hunt. All are invited to enjoy refreshments and chat with Santa and Mrs. Claus after the hunt. The event, which is free and open to the public, runs from 6 to 8 p.m.

Mission police demonstrate body cameras. Mission police showed city council members how the new body cameras for officers work this week. The policy is that the cameras should be turned on any time an officer has contact with people. “It is real important to have that transparency,” Captain Kirk Lane told the council. The dashboard cameras are always on when the lights are turned on in a car.

Village, Corinth to collect for Uplift. Coats, hats, gloves, socks and scarves and other winter warmth items to donate to the homeless will be collected in donation boxes set up around the Village Shops and Corinth Square from Dec. 14 to 20. First Washington Realty, owner of the shopping centers, is partnering with the Uplift Organization that serves the homeless in the metro.

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