Residents are invited to an open house at Hefner Division on Tuesday, March 19th from 6pm-8pm. We will have snacks for our guests and plenty of officers for casual conversations on any items of interest. Tours will be given and we will also have free gun safety locks, frisbees, stickers, and coloring books for the kids. Location is 3924 NW 122nd street- if parking is full in the front, pull through the back gate, it will be open!
The March general neighborhood meeting is this Thursday March 14th at 6:30pm at Northridge Elementary School. We have Beth Crounse from the OKC Code Enforcement Office coming to speak to us. This will be very informative on learning what things are actual code violations & how to make our neighborhood a better neighborhood.
We will also be collecting office/teacher supplies for the school.
Just a short recap, Jamie O’Leary , from the 911 Communication Center personally invited Harvest Hills South to tour her facility when she spoke at our general meeting, in January. She wanted to show you how to use 911 and how 911 operates. It is paid by your tax dollars.
The 911 Communication Center provides support to not only the Police Department, but also the Fire Department and ESMA.
If you missed the presentation and /or missed the tour, one can still be set up for you. Just let us know, we will provide the contact information to you. I think you will find it very informative. If you have children, teenagers or elderly, they all should go and listen to the presentation on how to address emergency situations; like when someone with a disability might be in the house..
911 no longer answers the phone “911, What is your emergency?”. Due to the majority of the call volume today is reported from cell phones, they now answer the phone “911, Where is your Emergency?”. It is a myth that they know exactly where you are unless you are calling from a Land Line phone. Cell phones can only ping off of cell towers and give a close idea of where you are located, but that is not good enough if you are in a real emergency. We need to make sure your children how and where to find the address to let dispatcher know. It was recommended that a piece of mail showing your address be posted on your refrigerator and children be instructed what it is and why it is there.
Our guest speaker was Jamie O’Leary from the 911 Communication Center. She provided great information & cleared up some misconceptions people have about calling 911. For instance, when you call 911 the most important thing you can tell them is your location. Teaching your children where they can find the address of their location is so important! Show them where they can find the address on a piece of mail, as simple as that & it can save lives. In OKC, the person taking your call isn’t dispatch. If you call 911 on accident please don’t hang up, stay on the line & explain that’s all it was. You won’t be in trouble, but they are required to call back all hang ups! Lastly, calling 911 in non emergencies is ok & most of the time they can redirect you as needed.
So many brought donations of teacher supplies, thank you!
We always needs more people to join our Neighborhood Crime Patrol! Classes at Hefner station are Feb 26 & June 11, attend a class & join our Neighborhood Crime Patrol!
There are a lot of recurring events throughout the month as well!
HHSNA Santa Ride is Sunday the 9th!!!
– Illuminations: A Norther Lights Experience @ Myriad Botanical Gardens is everyday (except Mondays) from 6-9pm until Jan 1 – Free Holiday Water Taxi Rides are Thurs-Sun from 6-9pm until Dec 30 – Holiday Hayrides in Nichols Hills every Friday & Saturday from 5-8pm until Dec 22 – Holiday Pop-Up Shops are Thurs-Sun From 10-9pm until Dec 23 – Holiday in the Park @ Frontier City Theme Park – OKC North Pole Adventure is everyday until Dec 24 – Cookies with Santa in Classen Curve: Dec 2, 16, & 23 – The Nutcracker @ Civic Center Music Hall Fri-Sun Dec 14-23
A few NYE events include: – Opening Night 2019 @ Bicentennial Park – New Years Eve @ The Melting Pot – NYE Black Tie Masquerade @ Wyndham – Topgolf’s Bid NYE Bash – A New Year’s Eve Funkfest