Last Chance for 2022 Membership Dues

Just a reminder as 2022 comes to a close, we depend on your support for our ongoing improvements to the neighborhood. Did you remember to pay your dues in 2022?? If not please reach out to us as your contribution each year allows us to accomplish many things!

Dues cover our neighborhood expenses from January – December each year.

When are my neighborhood dues to be paid? We would love it if all dues were paid at the start of the calendar year but we understand that life gets busy sometimes. Please consider paying as early in the year as your budget will allow so that we can make great plans for the upcoming years improvements.

What do my dues pay for? Mowing and Landscaping at our Entrances, Website, Post Office Box Rental, Electric Bills for Lighting at Entrances and Events like Neighbors Night Out.

What is the neighborhood association currently working on? Electrical boxes are now installed at Harvest Hills Rd entrance and N McKee Blvd entrance. We are waiting for OG & E and we should have lights before the end of the year! This is all possible with the neighborhood’s support. Please help support the neighborhood!

Recent Abduction post on Nextdoor

Hello Neighbors,

I am not sure if you saw the post regarding an abduction that supposedly happened at Harvest Hills Rd and Wilshire. This post was placed on Nextdoor. I was very concerned and contacted the police department to get details since it is in our neighborhood. I was told that we are safe and that the post has little merit. I do have details, but I am not in a position to release that information, but rest assured we are safe and no one is trying to abduct anyone in the neighborhood.

If you ever have any concerns about things you see posted about our neighborhood, please let me know, so I can find out the true facts. Not everything posted on the internet is true and this is not the first time someone has posted something on Nextdoor about Harvest Hills South. We need to be careful when posting and responding to these types of posts. Sometimes people post these things with good intentions, but it is hearsay and they do not know all the facts, so it causes people to react and draw conclusions when it is not warranted. The story then grows and grows. This is why you are not seeing it on the news.

Sometimes people post things just to get a reaction. They want to scare people, thinking it is fun. I will be the first to notify the neighborhood when there is something of concern regarding Harvest Hills South. If you ever witness anything you need to call 911 immediately before you post anything anywhere. 

We are also getting closer to the holidays and need to be aware that people will try to tug at heart strings to gain your trust and your money. Times are changing and not always for the better. Please just beware.

harvesthillssouth@gmail.com

Help Wanted: Neighborhood Crime Patrol

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! The current patrollers have been patrolling for more than four years. We have lost several patrollers due to moving out the neighborhood, health reasons and changes in Job responsibilities. We have been very fortunate that over the years we have minimized REPORTED crime.

Contact us:
harvesthillssouth@gmail.com

Neighborhood Crime Patrol

   Help us keep an eye on each other by volunteering for 1 or 2 shifts a month. These are done 3 times a day and take roughly an hour.

   If you are interested in helping us with a morning, evening, or night shift please reach out for more information.

OG&E talk about home energy savings

Tuesday November 8th

7pm

Saving energy is easier than ever. OG&E’s vast lineup of easy energy-saving opportunities will help homeowners lower their energy bills while increasing comfort, safety and efficiency. Providing so many ways to save with rebates and no out-of-pocket cost programs, you don’t want to miss out. Energy-saving solutions include:

Residential Solutions Program

OG&E’s Residential Solutions Program provides quick and easy ways to save energy and money. The first step is OG&E’s online HEETracker tool, which provides personalized, step-by- step solutions to lower your energy costs and make your home more comfortable. Take your review today and schedule an assessment. Next is a walk-through Home Energy Assessment

from an energy advisor, who will provide energy-saving value to your home worth up to $250. Take yours today and schedule an assessment or visit OGE.com/heep to learn more.

Weatherization Program

At OG&E, we know that home upgrades are a priority. We also understand financial realities. That’s why our income qualified home weather-proofing program is available to residential customers making less than $60,000 a year, because lower costs and increased comfort should be accessible to all who want it. Qualifying residential customers can receive up to$2,500 in services that include: caulking, weatherstripping, insulation, LED lights and more. Check your eligibility at OGE.com/weatherization.

Trick or Treat: Monday Oct 31st

Halloween is right around the corner. But because the holiday falls on a Monday this year, many Oklahomans are unsure when they’re supposed to take their children trick-or-treating.

Oklahoma City will be trick or treating on Monday Oct 31st


Tips for Handing Out Candy

Handing out candy to the neighborhood kids can be a great way to spend an evening.

  • Wear gloves when passing out candy or consider using a kitchen utensil to help distribute them without hand contact.
  • October is an unpredictable month when it comes to weather. No matter if it snows, freezes or if there are slippery leaves on the walkway — it’s your job to make a clear and safe path for trick-or-treaters.
  • Traditionally, turning on the front light signals that you’ve got candy — so consider adding lights all the way to the door for safer passage.
  • Also, be sure your family pets are safely tucked away for the evening — for their safety as well as that of your spooky guests.
  • Replace all flames with electric candles for a safe, yet realistic effect.
  • When it comes to treats, store bought is best.
  • A teal pumpkin at your door lets others know you are handing out allergen-free treats.
  • If you’re willing to try something new, go the healthy route and hand out little toys, trinkets, coloring books or crayons instead.

Trick-or-Treating Tips

Let’s take a look at some more helpful tips for staying safe while trick-or-treating.

  • If the group is mainly little ones, then an adult should serve as chaperone.
  • If the kids are old enough to go without an adult, make sure they follow a pre-planned route and stick to homes or neighborhoods you know.
  • Stress the importance of crossing roads safely over and over again. Once those little goblins see treats across the street, the temptation to run is going to be huge.

Halloween Costume Safety Tips

The costumes are the best part of Halloween. But a poorly planned costume can actually be a health or safety hazard. Here are some costume safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Check costumes to ensure that they’re flame retardant and that they allow for easy movement.
  • Adding reflective tape, glow sticks and flashlights to the ensemble adds multiple layers of security.
  • If your child will be wearing a costume mask, make sure it doesn’t block their breathing or vision. It may also be a good idea to check and make sure they can still wear a protective face mask comfortably underneath their costume mask.

Have you been looking for a place to donate?

There are many places to donate new and used items in the OKC metro area. Here are a few that are making a difference in of our local community. Weather you are cleaning out closets or just looking for a way to help, we think these are a great way to donate to those who need it most.

City Center

5731 NW 41ST Warr Acres, OK 73122

This locally owned multipurpose center has been helping the area since 2016, providing youth programs and special events for holiday and back to school. This facility accepts donations for both food pantry as well as a clothing closet.

Find More Information Here

Jesus House

Warehouse: 1401 W. Sheridan, Oklahoma City, OK 7310

The Jesus house in OKC opened its doors in 1973 and has been providing those in need with food, shelter and clothing ever since. This facility is acceptnig clothes, food and small household items.

Please email to schedule a drop off donations@jesushouseokc.org

Find More Information Here

City Rescue Mission

800 W. California Ave Oklahoma City

The City Rescue Mission has been in OKC since opening a mens shelter for the transient population in the metro area in 1960. Their services have grown over the years and now incorporate a wide variety of partnerships to help them better serve those in need. This facility is accepting clothing, hygiene items, and baby formula.

Find More Information Here