Briefly Noted: Johnson County DA’s office phone number being used by scammers

Johnson County District Attorney’s office phone number being used by scammers. The Johnson County District Attorney’s Office main phone line has been spoofed, according to a release issued by the office Thursday. Residents in Kansas, Nebraska and Omaha have received fraudulent calls — with Caller ID that appears to be from a local number associated with a legitimate agency. Additionally, the scammers are claiming to be part of these agencies and using the threat of a loved one being in danger to solicit money. The DA’s office is asking people to ignore the phone calls, warn friends and family, and finally, not to wire the scammers any money or give them prepaid gift cards.

AdventHealth Shawnee Mission partners with local restaurants to promote heart-healthy dishes. AdventHealth Shawnee Mission has partnered with 11 local restaurants this month to showcase heart-healthy dining options in honor of American Heart Month. The dishes are heart-healthy because they are low in saturated fat, sodium and other ingredients that may increase the risk of heart disease. For each heart-healthy dish enjoyed by diners in February, restaurant partners will donate 10% of proceeds to the AdventHealth Heart & Vascular Center to support various cardiac programs throughout the community. More details on participating locations are on the hospital’s website.

Student publication Mill Valley News honored as 2020 Online Pacemaker finalist. Mill Valley News, the student-run publication at Mill Valley High School, was named a 2020 Online Pacemaker finalist. This is the fifth time in nine years for the publication to be nominated. “In the past, they’ve called it the Pulitzer Prize of high school journalism; you gotta be the best of the best to even enter and be considered by the judges,” said Kathy Habiger, journalism adviser at the school. “When all the dust settles, to be a part of the finalist category, I know it’s cliche, but it’s an honor to be nominated. You see all the other publications that are on that list, and you’re just like wow, that’s really amazing.” [Mill Valley News honored as 2020 Online Pacemaker finalist — Mill Valley News Online]