Inviting Applications for TAGKC President 2022

The current TAGKC board of trustees have asked us to serve as the “Nominating and Election Committee” for the 2022 nominations and elections to fill President of TAGKC Executive Committee position within TAGKC. The term of this office is one year, with an option to extend by another year upon voting by Board of Trustees. We are currently inviting/accepting nominations for this position to serve as the leader of TAGKC Executive Committee for 2022.


Help Prathyusha: Severely injured in Car Accident

Pratyusha is a Masters’ student at the University of Central Missouri in the USA and is supposed to graduate in May 2022.

Unfortunately, she met with an accident while returning from her final fall semester class on Dec 2nd; she was just about to cross the road when the tragic incident happened.

Her fellow students have created a Fund page to raise funds for her treatment.




** Association of Bengalis Kansas City Sangam is proud to launch “Sangam Talk Show” series. We are hosting Dr. Pakhi Chaudhuri for the inaugural Talk. The goal of this show is to learn from our community members and from each other. It will help us to keep abreast of various issues surrounding us and to give us an opportunity to work toward better solutions.

“Sangam Talk Show” will be broadcasted through Zoom and Facebook LIVE (Association of Bengalis Kansas City). Facebook LIVE link is

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Johnson County Government – coronavirus (COVID -19) update 12/1/21

THIS IS AN OFFICIAL JOHNSON COUNTY GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATION. Dec. 1, 2021 Vaccine progress in Johnson County Percentage of people 5 and older who have been vaccinated JoCo COVID-19/Vaccine Dashboard NEW: JCDHE Mission vaccine clinic hours return to normal COVID-19 vaccinations through the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment are offered at the Mission clinic, 6000 Lamar, Mission. Following the Thanksgiving holiday, operation hours have returned to normal and will remain so through the week of Dec. 13. Hours are: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 1 – 7 p.m., Tuesday Vaccinations are available by appointment. They are currently booked through next week, but you’re encouraged to check back often, as cancellations do happen. Visit to schedule your appointment or call the community hotline at 913-715-2819 if you need assistance making an appointment. Appointments are available for anyone age 5 and older. COVID-19 vaccines are also available through your health care provider and at pharmacies. You may also visit to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you. How to get a vaccine For a complete list of vaccination options in Johnson County, visit our website. This includes JCDHE clinics, our local health partners and pharmacies. Need help? Call or email us. PHONE: 913-715-2819 EMAIL: UPDATE: Johnson County in the news Keeping the public informed of the county’s response to COVID-19 is a high priority. In addition to this e-newsletter, be sure to also follow our local media outlets for additional information. See below for a featured story of the day: Johnson County health director says vaccinations are best protection against omicron COVID-19 variant UPDATE: Public health report available on Johnson County Department of Health and Environment continues to provide public health reports to the Board of County Commissioners. You can access the latest report on the COVID-19 section of The public health report includes: Community transmission levels Vaccination data trends Updates on federal vaccine regulations Safety precaution guidance As of Dec. 1*, Johnson County has: 85,540 positive cases of COVID-19 (an increase of 1,529 since Nov. 24) 8.8 percent positive, 7-day average 218 incidence rate, number of new cases/100K persons, over prior 7 days (a decrease of 8 since Nov. 24) 964 deaths (increase of 6 since Nov. 24) Positive cases represent those reported to the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment by physicians, private laboratories, hospitals and the Kansas Department of Health and Environmental Laboratories. These numbers are not representative of the total number of individuals with COVID-19 in Johnson County. All data is provisional and subject to change. NEW: JCDHE monitoring Omicron spread to U.S. The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is closely monitoring information about the COVID-19 Omicron variant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first known Omicron variant case in the U.S. today, Dec. 1 The case was detected in California. JCDHE continues to strongly recommend that people take preventive measures to protect themselves and others: get vaccinated, get boosted, wear a mask, distance when possible and wash your hands. Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Johnson County. If you are experiencing symptoms of illness or were told you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, get tested, stay home and avoid close contact with others. Find a vaccine provider, schedule a test and learn more about COVID-19 in Johnson County. NEW: Same COVID-19 information on a newly rebuilt Johnson County website If you visit to find data and information related to COVID-19, you will likely notice the website has been rebuilt. The new site was launched on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Improvements include content that is easier to use, resident-focused navigation and an improved search tool. Although the site looks different, the COVID-19 section elements you’re used to are all still there! We’d love to hear your feedback. Watch a video that will walk you through the website improvements. Get KC regional COVID-19 data Check out the Regional COVID-19 Data Hub. Get the latest data on COVID-19 transmission in the Kansas City-metro area. NEW: COVID-19 antiviral takes another step forward On Tuesday, Nov. 30, a panel of the Food and Drug Administration’s outside drug advisers voted to endorse antiviral pills developed by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics to be prescribed for COVID-19. The decision follows an hours-long meeting discussing the benefits and risks of the drug (molnupiravir) to treat the disease in high-risk adults. While not binding, the vote by the FDA’s Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee could clear the way for the agency to grant emergency use authorization for adults, as the United Kingdom has already done. Additional approvals are needed by the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, before the drug is available for public use. KDHE vaccine event in Johnson County The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will hold a COVID-19 vaccine event in Johnson County at the following time, date and location: Saturday, Dec. 4 Old Mission United Methodist Church Vaccine Event Roesland Elementary, 4900 Parish Dr., Roeland Park 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be offered. Vaccines will be available for children ages 5-11. UPDATE: Data from the state VACCINE Kansas WebIZ is reporting 3,527,294 doses have been administered in Kansas, as of 9 a.m., Dec. 1. This includes first, second and third doses. 1,763,124 Kansans have received their first dose. This represents 56.8% of the state’s population. 49.2% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated. Get additional statewide vaccine data. COVID On Wednesday, Dec. 1, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment provided the following data: 469,767 positives 6,705 deaths 1,446,085 negatives Get additional statewide COVID-19 data. Check out these ways to get COVID-19 testing in Johnson County Click on the images below to get further details on testing availability, how to book an appointment and more. In addition to these options, you can also visit your health care provider to request a test. JCDHE – Olathe KC metro State-sponsored testing – JoCo JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH RESOLUTION A resolution strongly encouraging COVID-19 safety precautions to continue to be followed went into effect at 12 a.m., May 1, 2021. WORKPLACE GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYERS COVID-19 in the Workplace: A guide for employers includes steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at work, concentrating on the rules of infection control and what to do when a case of COVID-19 occurs in the workplace. MASK USE The Centers for Disease Control, Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Johnson County Department of Health and Environment have updated their guidance on mask use. Read the updated guidance for fully vaccinated people. Those that are not vaccinated should continue following all recommendations here. WHAT IF I GET SICK Get guidance from the CDC. WHO TO CALL WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19 Call the Johnson County COVID-19 hotline at 913-715-CV19 (2819), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Spanish language available through same number. You can also call the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at 877-427-7317, after business hours. TRAVEL-RELATED QUARANTINE Visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Travel & Exposure Related Isolation/Quarantine webpage. VISIT OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS We have a webpage for the common questions surrounding COVID-19. Stay informed – connect with us ‌ ‌ ‌ Johnson County Government | 111 S. Cherry St, Olathe, KS 66061 Unsubscribe Update Profile | Constant Contact Data Notice Sent by powered by Try email marketing for free today!

Live in Johnson County? Watch out for a new updated website!

In the next few weeks, you can benefit from a new website still located at The new home has undergone construction for the past several months, and we are finishing the final touches to give you a new and improved online experience based on data and feedback from users like you.

What can you expect from your new home?

Improved site layout

  • Better access to important information for the community.
  • More intuitive navigation and easier-to-find content.
  • One entry point for paying all county bills or fees.

Improved usability

  • Significantly improved search tool connecting you to information you want from our website, as well as other county-related websites, like our Library and Park and Recreation sites.
  • Responsive design optimizes the website whether viewing on a small or large screen
  • Enhanced ADA accessibility with ongoing compliance monitoring to make the site useful for everyone.

Improved availability and security

  • Redundant hosting to increase availability of the website for all users.
  • Segmentation of the website from Johnson County Government applications to improve security.
  • Enhanced monitoring and response to suspicious cyber activity.

Stay tuned for your invitation to tour the county’s new online home!

Exclusive Online Evening Series: Tatva Bodha by Chinmaya Mission Kansas City

Chinmaya Mission Kansas City presents a

5-day online lecture series on Tattva Bodha

by Swami Ramakrishnananda

from November 28th to December 2nd from 7 PM to 8 PM

No registration is required and the program is FREE and OPEN to ALL. Please share this message with your friends and families.

Attached is the flyer for this yagna.
Zoom meeting:
Meeting ID: 878 5174 5936
Passcode: tatvaBodha

Townhome for Rent – Gardner Kansas

All Ranch townhome, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Oversized 2 car garage.

1,300 sq ft
All electric

Kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances.

Master with private bathroom and walk-in closet.

Approximate 12/15/2021
For a private showing
Sandy Herrick

Lawn maintenance is included.
Deposit $1,385
Pet Deposit $450.00 non-refundable.
Pet Monthly Fee $35.00 per pet (2 pet limit and under 40 lbs).

Bhajans and Veda Chanting over Zoom Sunday November 28th 2021 Sai Center of Kansas

Sai Ram,

Till the situation gets better our *weekly center Bhajans will be happening
over Zoom at the usual time: 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM*. We will be following the
same format as usual. Please sign up for a *solo *Bhajan slot on the link
below to make the order easy to follow for all the devotees
participating. Also please be on *mute* during the session unless if it is
your turn to sing the Bhajan. *Also there will be Veda Chanting from 4:00
PM to 4:30PM every Sunday.* The Zoom Invitation will be below the Bhajan
Sign Up link.
Bhajan Sign Up Link:

Topic: Sai Center of Kansas Weekly Bhajans

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Smeone really will be taking pictures of your Johnson County home

Johnson County homeowners will soon see white cars driving around neighborhoods taking pictures of homes and property.

There’s no reason to be concerned.

It’s part of a project approved by Johnson County Commissioners to take pictures of the exterior of every property in the county. The pictures are used to help appraise property values and the county is mandated by the state to update pictures every six years.

Nov 19th – Ladies Day Celebrations at KC Sai Center

Our Kansas Sai Center will be celebrating Ladies Day through Zoom this Friday, November 19th, 2021 from 7:30 PM to 9 PM CST. The Zoom Details are below the agenda. Also, a gentle reminder to be on mute during the session.
Agenda in CST Timings:
7:30 PM-8 PM: Opening Prayers, Experience Sharing by Dr. Shilpa Buch
8 PM- 9 PM: Experience Sharing by Dr. Anupama Mudigonda, Closing Prayers
Interested in attending? Please email us below and we will get you the zoom information.

Kansas Sai Center- SSSGC USA

Address: 8511 West 127th Terrace, Overland Park, Kansas 66213

Phone Numbers: (913) 575-7078 and (913) 402-0985




“If the nation has to prosper, improvement must start with the parents. Without peace and harmony at home, there can be no peace in the nation. This message should be propagated throughout the country on every November 19th, by observing it as LadiesDay”.

Sathya Sai Baba, Divine discourse on LadiesDay, Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 28, November 19, 1995

Boosters approved for all fully vaccinated adults

Today, Nov 17, 2021, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment recommends booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccines for anyone age 18 and older who is 6 months past the completion of the Pfizer or Moderna primary vaccination series, or is 2 months past a Johnson & Johnson vaccination.
Booster doses are widely available in Johnson County. JCDHE offers booster doses by appointment onrly at its vaccination clinic in Mission.

Schedule Your Vaccination Appointment now!

As of Nov. 17*, Johnson County has:
  • 62,823 positive cases of COVID-19 (increase of 861 since Nov. 10)
  • 6.7

  • percent positive, 7-day average
  • 144

  • incidence rate, number of new cases/100K persons, over prior 7 days (increase of 34 since Nov. 10)
  • 953

  • deaths (increase of 6 since Nov. 10)
  • Positive cases represent those reported to the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment by physicians, private laboratories, hospitals and the Kansas Department of Health and Environmental Laboratories. These numbers are not representative of the total number of individuals with COVID-19 in Johnson County. All data is provisional and subject to change.

    A Spiritual Teacher’s Tips on Dating, Relationships and Marriage.

    Relationship Advice from Sri Sri
    A Spiritual Teacher’s Tips on Dating, Relationships and Marriage.
    Relationship is like two wheels moving together. It needs attention and effort. We should not allow our love to grow old. The highest mortality rate in our society today is that of love. The strength of a relationship lies in the ability to accommodate rough patches. Excel in exhibiting your character rather than changing the other person. If the relationship comes from the space of giving rather than need, it is a good quality relationship.

    Looking to Hire a home cleaner to join my team!!

    Looking to hire home cleaners with experience to join our team. Do jobs like: home cleaning, deep cleaning, move-in/ move-out cleaning or New construction clean-ups.

    This is a part time job. Paid weekly. 1099 at the end of the year.

    To apply you must have:
    phone, your own transportation, home cleaning experience, ability to speak Englist, 18+ and authorized to work in the U.S.

    Must be dependable and attention to detail.

    Sandy Herrick – Maid-n-Heaven Home Cleaning – 913-205-4333

    Let’s talk Real Estate!!

    If you’re thinking of selling soon, please call me for a FREE pricing opinion of your home. I’m a Blue Valley Specialist.

    Johnson County for August 2021

    Total Inventory is 899 Units, down 34.3% as compared to August 2020.

    Homes were on the market an average of 15 days.

    1,092 Pending Sales compared to August, 2020 at 1,284.

    Median existing-home price: $430,248, increase from August 2020.

    Sandy Herrick – ReeceNichols

    Home-Staging Essentials

    Start with Curb Appeal:

    First impressions matter, so make your home stand out the instant buyers pull up to the curb. Some upgrades can be done in a weekend and will cost more in sweat equity than actual dollars. A few suggestions: rest a pressure washer to remove dirt and grime from your siding, roof, fascial and gutters. Paint the front door and/or shutters a bright color, but make sure it coordinates well with the rest of the home’s colors. Replace old house dnumbers, lighting, the mailbox and welcome mat. Clean up the edging around flowerbeds and lay down fresh mulch. Fill in empty beds with small shrubs, seasonal flowers and greenery. Even if it’s the dead of winter, get a pair of urns or large planters and fill them with small evergreen shrubs and cold-hardy annuals. If you have window boxes, fill them with fresh greenery too. If your porch or stoop has room for furniture, add a couple of chairs to expand your outdoor living space.

    Let you are thinking about selling or purchasing a home, please reach out to me.
    Sandy Herrick – ReeceNichols – 913-205-4333 or you can email me at