Time changes to daylight saving time on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Remember two things, adjust clocks ahead one hour and put new batteries in your smoke detectors! Note: If you do not also have a carbon monoxide detector in your home, take time to purchase one and plug it in. It may save your life and the lives of those you care about, including your pets!
Fire warning! Until we get sufficient rain or moisture to allow for safe burning please be extremely careful if you burn leaves. Until then, some days we may be under a countywide burn ban. That information is posted on city of Overbrook Facebook page and at city hall. Always check with city hall before you burn! Leaves and branches can be burned – do not burn trash or processed lumber. Always have tools ready at your burn site to assure you can control your fire and put it out completely if needed.
Lock it, remove it, or lose it! Overbrook Police Department, in conjunction with Safe Street Coalition, is promoting the Lock It, Remove It, or Lose It! campaign. Always remove your keys and personal valuables such as purse, wallet, cell phone, or any other electronic devise every time you get out of your vehicle – then, lock your car. Signs and flyers will soon be posted around town referencing this campaign. Crime occurs when opportunity exists. Don’t be a victim! Remember: If you see something, say something! Always call 911 for the quickest response. Your help has kept our crime rate low.
A severe weather safety and information event will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Santa Fe Trail High School auditorium, presented by Osage County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service. No reservations are needed. Bring your weather alert radio for help in setting it. Also, sign up for emergency alerts on your cell phone at the Osage County website http://osageco.org/
Create a storm plan for your family – take a minute to create a plan (write it down) for you and your family if a severe storm threatens our town. Where do you go? What do you take with you? Are your flashlights and portable radio batteries fully charged? Do you have bottled water available? Always put your shoes on and take a coat or blanket to protect yourself when you take cover. For more information, contact the Osage County Emergency Management office at 785-828-3323.
Overbrook Parks and Recreation Commission – Volunteer work day will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 12, at the ball diamonds in Jones Sports Park (Overbrook City Park). This is a fun and rewarding family volunteer opportunity and it’ll assure our facilities are ready for spring and summer baseball. Sweep, rake, wash, paint – there’s lots to do! Put on your work gloves and help.
Remember to check the County Calendar for upcoming events in Overbrook. Do you know of upcoming events in Overbrook? Let us know at email@example.com.
Information from the city of Overbrook’s monthly newsletter.