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Thursday, July 25, 2019
Get Your Rally On

Don't forget to head down to Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street Square this Friday, July 26, to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs returning for their 10th training camp during the Red Rally. The free admission event will include: 

-Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes Look-A-Like contests. Interested participants should meet at 5:15pm near the stage.
-Emcee Mitch Holthus and KC Wolf at 5:45pm
-Performance by MizzNekol
-Patrick Mahomes style headbands for the first 500 people
-Limited edition training camp shirts available for purchase
-Children's activities
-Food and beverages available for purchase
-Specials at various downtown businesses

After the Red Rally, stick around to see Swift Kik take the stage at 6:30pm, for the Sounds of Summer concert series.

Playground Progress

Progress continues on the installation of new playground equipment at several neighborhood parks. The installations are scheduled to take place the remainder of summer through fall. The purchase of the playground equipment was made possible through Community Development Block Grant funds. The parks receiving new equipment include:

- College Hill Park , located at Henry Street and Ridenbaugh Street
- Hochman Park , located at 4796 Pickett Road
- Maple Leaf Park , located on Mapleleaf Boulevard  
- Mary Park , located at 28th Street and Parkway A
- Patee Park , located at 9th and Penn Street
- Rest Square Park , located at 2200 Pacific Street
- Seitz Park , located at 6800 Esther Street

During the installment of the equipment, residents are asked to stay off the playgrounds until crews have completed the full installation.
Know the Signs

With the hotter temperatures here for a little while longer, it's important, especially for those who have to work or spend several hours outdoors this summer, to know the signs of different heat-related illnesses.

Heat exhaustion is typically caused when people who are not well adjusted to heat exercise or work in a hot, humid environment. Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids. Those most prone to heat exhaustion are elderly people, people with high blood pressure and people working or exercising in a hot environment.

Warning signs of heat exhaustion include: dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting, fainting, heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness and weakness. If someone shows these symptoms cooling measures should be taken immediately. This includes taking the person to an air conditioned place, given water if they are fully conscious and they need to take a shower or given cold compresses.

A heat stroke occurs in people whose cooling mechanisms are impaired or in previously healthy people who are undergoing strenuous activity in a hot environment. Infants, children under the age of four, the overweight and the elderly are more likely to have this problem, as are those who are taking antihistamines and certain types of medication for high blood pressure , heart disease or depression .

Warning signs of a heat stroke include: not sweating, throbbing headache, nausea or vomiting, rapid pulse and loss of consciousness. A h eat stroke is a true medical emergency and you should seek medical attention immediately. 
Ethical Behavior in the Work Place

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Intersection Closure

The intersection of Faraon Street and Noyes Boulevard is closed due to water main repairs being done through Missouri American Water. The closure is expected to last three weeks. Please exercise caution while in work zones.

Those traveling from the east on Faraon should use Frederick Avenue to get around the closure. Traffic on Noyes should use Messanie Street or Frederick Avenue and 22nd Street or 36th Street. Residents who live in the area are asked to find alternative routes.
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