Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and join us on Friday, August 4th for Moana! The event will begin at 7:30 pm and will be held at the field next to the Old Cavalry Post Community Center. Families will enjoy free popcorn, drinks, a chance to win prizes and much more. We look forward to seeing you there!
If you’re working or playing outside under the hot August sun, you know that staying cool can be a challenge. It’s vital to your safety, of course, so take the proper steps to keep the heat from striking you down:
Water- Drink lots of it. Keep a water bottle handy in a shaded location so it doesn’t get too warm, and try to drink at least a cup every 20 minutes, whether you feel thirsty or not.
Shade-Avoid direct exposure to the sun when possible. Look for areas that aren’t already hot from sunlight earlier in the day, and where breezes can cool the air somewhat. Remember your sunscreen.
Break- Schedule regular breaks so everyone has a chance to cool down, get some water, and recover from the heat.
Acclimation- The body can learn to adapt to hot conditions, but don’t force it. Build up your tolerance for heat by gradually extending the amount of time you are in the sun.
Buddies- Keep an eye on your friends and family, and ask them to watch you for any signs of heat-related illness. People often don’t recognize the symptoms quickly enough.
A typical family consumes 182 gallons of soda, 29 gallons of juice, 104 gallons of milk, and 26 gallons of bottled water a year. That's a lot of containers -- make sure they're recycled!
Friday, Aug. 11, the community pools will begin operating with reduced hours through the week, but will continue operating normally on the weekends. Please see new schedule below:
• Weekdays: 4 to 8 pm
• Saturdays & Sundays: 12 to 8 pm
The community pools will operate on this schedule through Sept. 5, after which the pools will close for the season.
Storm water pollution is a challenging water quality problem. Unlike pollution from industry or sewage treatment facilities, which is caused by a discrete number of sources, storm water pollution is caused by the daily activities of people everywhere.
Rainwater runoff from streets, lawns, farms, and construction and industrial sites and pick up fertilizers, dirt, pesticides, oil and grease, and many other pollutants on the way to our rivers, lakes, and coastal waters. These pollutants can cloud the water and make it difficult or impossible for aquatic plants to grow and could potentially destroy aquatic habitats.
Storm water runoff is our most common cause of water pollution. For more information on how you can help, please visit www.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater
To report any storm water issues in the residential areas, please contact your Community Office. If the storm water incident is occurring anywhere else on post, please contact the Fort Sill Environmental Quality Division at (580) 442-3266.
All Lawton Public Schools begin classes Friday, Aug.11. Residents should be mindful of increased vehicle, bike and pedestrian traffic during peak school hours. Below are the top Back-to-School safety tips from safekids.org:
Reminders for drivers:
- Slow down and be especially alert in residential areas and school zones.
- Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
- Watch for children on and near the road in the morning and after school hours.
- Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
- When parking vehicles in driveways, do not block sidewalks.
Reminders for school children:
- For their safety, children should cross the street with an adult until they are at least 10 years old.
- Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
- Never run out into the streets or cross in between parked cars.
- Make sure they always walk in front of the bus where the driver can see them.
- Wear a helmet when riding a bicycle.
- Walk in groups of three or more.
We wish you a safe and fun school year!
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