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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Meter Replacement

KCP&L will be out in neighborhoods across town to replace existing manually read meters with new electric meters. Residents will be notified and do not have to be present for the exchange, however KCP&L asks to make sure crews are safely able to access your current meter. During the change over, service will be briefly interrupted so residents will have to reset any digital clocks and appliances after the work is complete.

Bartlett Park Disc Golf Course

As soon as temperatures get a little warmer, parks crews will be completing an eighteen-hole disc golf course along Southwest Parkway. This is the last phase of the Bartlett Park Project, funded partially by the Land & Water Conservation Fund grant. The course will start near the large baseball field south of the new Bartlett Park playground and will run along both sides of the parkway north and south of the 36 Highway overpass. Each hole will have a tee pad and a basket hole, with secondary holes scheduled to be added later. The local disc golf association is planning on hosting tournaments in the future at the new course.
Getting Heart Healthy Together

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. as one in four people dies from it each year. However, there’s a lot you can do to live a heart healthy life. Studies show that if you join forces with people at home, at work, in your community or online, you have a better chance of staying motivated. Best of all, you don’t have to make big changes all at once. Just gather your friends and family, make a commitment to your heart health together and you’ll see the changes. Here are some ways to get started:

  • Aim for a healthy weight. Being overweight is hard on your heart and increases your risk of having heart disease, a stroke, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes. Eating healthy foods and exercising can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

  • Make sure to move more. Get at least two and a half hours of physical activity each week, which is just 30 minutes a day for five days a week. Can’t carve out a lot of time in your day? Try five, ten, or 15 minutes a few times a day. Some physical activity is better than none.

  • Choose healthier food options. A healthy diet is key to heart disease prevention. Try the highly rated Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan. On the plan, focus on eating vegetables, fruits and whole grains. You should also eat fish, poultry, beans, nuts, vegetable oil, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products. Limit foods high in saturated fat, sodium, sugar and other sweeteners.

  • Quit smoking. Chemicals in tobacco smoke harm your heart and blood vessels in many ways. Quitting is hard, but many people have succeeded, and you can too. Call the Missouri Tobacco Quitline 1-800-QUIT NOW for support.

Time for Some Cornhole
Most commonly found at tailgating parties or during summer outdoor events, the bean bag toss game known by many as cornhole has become a popular game over the last few years. The parks department has taken notice of the growing interest. Whether new or seasoned players... read more
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