Overbrook Overlook: News from the city

Here’s a glance at what’s happening in Overbrook from the city’s monthly newsletter:

Overbrook swimming pool opens for the season at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28, with a free swim until 6 p.m. Buy season passes now at city hall. Sign up for swim lessons, swim team, pool parties, and other new and exciting events to be held at the pool this summer. For more information, contact park and recreation supervisor Melissa Jenneret at 785-640-2422.

Overbrook summer baseball – teams have been formed and games schedules will be available soon. This year Overbrook will host two Flint Hills League tournaments; the PeeWee Boys and Little League Boys.

Overbrook Park and Rec will host a fishing clinic, May 23-27, 9 a.m. to noon at the Kids Pond in City Park, for kids 10 and older. Cost is $15 for all five sessions. Space is limited to 20 kids. Sign up at city hall.

From the Overbrook Police Department – Please join us at the First Responder Showcase May 14 at City Park. This event is to help educate and assure residents that our partner agencies and we are dedicated to doing all we can do in case of an emergency. This year’s event includes a “Drug Take-Back”- safe disposal for all unused and/or unwanted prescription drugs. As school ends (last day at OAC is May 12) please watch out for kids on our streets. Also, you may have noticed a new piece of equipment on our streets; a mobile radar trailer was purchased at auction and is being used as a “reminder” of city street speed limits. New – if you see or suspect a crime, report it immediately to 911, not our local police department number. By calling 911 first, both our department and the county are notified and can respond. – Terry Hollingsworth, Chief of Police

From the Osage County Fire District No. 4 (Overbrook fire and EMT) – This past month resulted in an abundance of grass fire calls. Now, with rain and seasonal changes that threat is low. But, anytime you burn you should keep an eye on surrounds and have water and tools ready to extinguish the fire if needed. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings the first and third Monday evenings of each month at 7 p.m. at the fire station. Volunteers are now being accepted for the next training series. – Russell Mitchell, Fire Chief

Overbrook Code Compliance – (City Ordinance #353) spring rains make puddles, which create breeding areas for mosquitoes. Old tires and other such items that hold water should be properly disposed of. Both residential and business properties should be mindful of tall grass, weeds, trash, and other materials that may create health, safety, or nuisance concerns. – Tyler Torneden, Code Compliance Officer

Animal Control – Gardening season is here. Dogs and cats running loose create problems and possibly unexpected costs if animals are impounded. Please tag and confine your pets. If you have varmints such as possums or raccoons, we can live-trap and remove them. – Russell Mitchell, Animal Control Officer

7th Annual Overbrook Community Prayer Breakfast is at 6 a.m Thursday, May 5 (National Day of Prayer) at the library community room. Breakfast will be served by the Overbrook Veterans Memorial Committee for a donation to their maintenance and site improvement. This year’s speaker is David Saving, director of LeadaChild.org and bicycling partner of local resident, Scott Averill. The presentation in part will tell about their bike trip across America last summer peddling from Portland, Ore., to Portland, Maine, in 63 days!

Volunteers needed to help set the “Avenue of Flags” – Overbrook American Legion will set the Avenue of Flags at the Overbrook cemetery at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 28. Families and individuals are needed to help. They will be taken down at 3 p.m. Monday, May 30. Your help will be appreciated and will honor those who gave their all.

Memorial Day services by the American Legion Honor Guard on Sunday, May 29 will be at: Ridgeway Cemetery at 11 a.m.; Valley Brook Cemetery at 11:45 a.m.; and Overbrook Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Any civic or youth group that would like to march with the American Legion Honor Guard is welcome.

Overbrook Rural High School Annual Alumni Reunion Banquet is 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at the United Methodist Church. For details and reservations (by May 18) call Linda (Sicks) Douglass at 785-665-3242.

4-H Spring Livestock Show – May 21-22 at Overbrook Fairgrounds – Detailed information is available from 4-H and fair board members.

Information thanks to the city of Overbrook.

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