Topeka, Ks – A hotline has been set up for the Kansas Legislative Session that will officially start January 14th. Constituents having questions about the session may call 800-432-3924. Staff at the State Library of Kansas in Topeka administer the hotline. Typical questions correspond to the activities of the legislative session and might involve who is my legislator, how do I contact them, what is the bill number, how do I testify, what is the status of the bill?
Again, the Legislative Hotline Number is 800-432-3924.
Labette Center calls for Nominations for the 9th Annual Care and Compassion Award
Parsons, Kansas – Labette Center for Mental Health Services (LCMHS) is asking for nominations for the Ninth Annual Care and Compassion Awards. The Care and Compassion Awards recognize those in the Labette County community and/or LCMHS staff members who routinely go above and beyond to show care and compassion to others.
For the 2019 Care and Compassion Awards there will be a total of four awards presented at the annual banquet. Nominations can be submitted under four categories, with one recipient being chosen from each category by an independent judging panel. Categories include: Community Member, Labette Center Staff Member, Public Service (Law Enforcement, Medical, EMT, etc.), and Educational Provider. Nominees can be anyone in the Labette County community, who have gone above and beyond to show care and compassion to others. This person does not necessarily have to be someone who volunteers for a lot of different things, but someone who is extraordinarily caring and routinely demonstrates compassion towards others.
The deadline for entries is 5 pm February 22nd, 2019. Entries will then be reviewed, judged, and the award recipient will be officially announced during the annual Care and Compassion Awards Banquet. Entries can be mailed to, or dropped off at Labette Center for Mental Health Services, PO Box 258, 1730 Belmont, Parsons, KS 67357, attention: Monica Simpson. All mailed entries should have “CCAB” on the envelope. Entries may also be submitted through our website, www.lcmhs.com or our Facebook page.
For additional information contact:
Monica M. Simpson – Public Relations Specialist
Labette Center for Mental Health Services
PO Box 258
Parsons, KS 67357
The SKIL family has had a terrible loss.
Our brother in the disability movement, Curtis Dougherty, passed away.
Curtis had a peaceful grace to him that was like no other. He lead us and loved us as he set an example of silent persistence to make the change needed in our communities.
He had a smile with a spite giggle that will be missed but not forgotten in the hallways of SKIL. Thank you to his family for sharing him all these years.
- Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the Thayer Methodist Church
- Visitations 1:00pm to 2:00pm
- Funeral service begins at 2:00pm
Family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to SKIL.
TSA is sharing some important tips to help you better prepare for security screening at our Nation’s airport screening checkpoints for the 2018 holiday traveling season.
In anticipation of increased wait times and long lines, we are providing the following TSA travel tips:
- All travelers should arrive at least two hours early for domestic and three hours early for international flights, to allow plenty of time to get through security screening.
- Travelers with disabilities or medical conditions can provide a TSA Cares agent with a flight itinerary, and TSA Cares will coordinate assistance available from a Passenger Support Specialist (PSS) and/or customer service manager at the airport. This assistance may also be requested at the checkpoint, but pre-travel (72-hour notice) arrangements are recommended, and travelers should still arrive at least two hours early for domestic flights and three hours early for international flights. The PSS assist travelers, address traveler-related screening concerns immediately and provide in-person on the spot assistance to travelers requesting assistance in order to enhance the traveler experience, and maintain efficiency in carrying out TSA's mission. When requesting PSS assistance, keep in mind that each airport has different resources; therefore, the level of assistance received at the checkpoint can vary. Some airports have an individual who will call the traveler to gather additional information and arrange a meeting time and place. Other locations notify the checkpoint manager of the traveler’s itinerary, but no pre-contact is made. Travelers who are traveling with a companion may request that they remain together throughout the security screening process. If a traveler arrives at the checkpoint and has any concerns before, during, or after the screening process, he or she should immediately request to speak with a Supervisory TSA Officer or a PSS for assistance.
- Travelers may also download TSA’s Disability Notification Card, which allows a traveler to discreetly notify the TSA Officer of a disability, medical condition, or request for accommodation or assistance. This card does not exempt a traveler from screening. Access the wallet-sized card at https://www.tsa.gov/sites/default/files/disability_notification_card_508.pdf.
- Travelers may learn about pat-downs through the video and detailed description at https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening#quickset-security_screening_quicktabs_3 .
- If you would like to learn more about what to expect for disability or medical condition screenings please visit https://www.tsa.gov/travel/special-procedures.
- Finally, you may find shorter lines and wait times by enrolling in TSA Precheck (TSA Pre✓®). TSA Precheck passengers do not need to remove shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts, or light jackets during the screening process at participating airports. However, passengers are required to undergo screening at the checkpoint by technology or a pat-down. Also, TSA officers may swab your hands, mobility aids, equipment and other external medical devices to test for explosives using explosives trace detection technology. Traveling companions of TSA Precheck passengers also must have TSA Precheck in order to access the TSA Precheck lanes. For more information about how to apply for TSA Precheck (TSA Pre✓®) please visit https://www.tsa.gov/precheck.