Join your neighbors, fellow service members and your Corvias team on Friday, December 1, as we kick off the holiday season. Corvias, along with Fort Sill, will host this year’s holiday celebration. The Fort Sill’s Tree Lighting Ceremony is completely free and will be held in front of McNair Hall at 6 p.m.
After the tree lighting, we hope you will stay for our special event, ‘Tis the Season. Corvias will offer pictures with Santa, so bring your camera to capture your little one’s special moment. Train rides for children on the Okie Dokie Express, listening to holiday music and complimentary refreshments will also be available for your family and friends to enjoy. We hope to see you there!
Cold weather is quickly approaching, so here are some tips to get your house ready for the frigid months ahead.
Turn off and drain your outside hose faucets. Leaving a hose connected to a spigot can result in water freezing the pipes inside your walls. When the exterior hose faucets are turned on, they will attempt to push water through and past any frozen sections, leading to an inevitable breaking of the pipes or hose and flooding inside your walls.
Leave cabinets open to keep pipes warm. Pipes under sinks, like the kitchen and bathroom, or may not be insulated. Opening the cabinets circulates warm air from your home and helps prevent pipe bursts. Be sure to relocate any hazardous cleaning materials out of reach from small children.
Use natural light to help heat your home. Open curtains and shades so the sun can warm your home. At night close the curtains and shades to help keep the heat in.
Layer up. Heating in the winter months accounts for about 66 percent of a home’s energy consumption. Keep the thermostat around 68 degrees and wear sweaters, sweatshirts or blankets to keep comfortable
How can you save energy when cooking your Thanksgiving dinner? Don’t open the oven door while you’re cooking! Instead, turn on the oven light and check on your food through the oven window.
Stress can ruin your holidays, especially if it involves money. Holiday season should be the most wonderful time of the year. Here are a few tips to keep your holiday joyful and lessen your financial stress.
It’s so important to create a holiday budget. Creating a holiday budget is the best way to prevent overspending and lessen the stress through the holidays. Taking time to plan your gifts and organize holiday expenses instead of random and last-minute spending, will save money and lessen stress around over spending.
Cut spending in other areas. Eliminate spending on meals out, movie theater visits, and non-gift related shopping trips. You can also tighten up spending by lowering extra spending on things like morning coffee, lunch out, or even smoking.
Budget your time, budgeting your time can end up saving you tons of money. Allow enough time for all your holiday preparations.
Make peace with your limitations, you must prioritize. We will want to celebrate every holiday to the max and attend every party and send cards and gifts to everyone we know, we can’t. Acknowledging this prior to the holiday season and planning ahead as to what’s most important to you and be okay with letting go of some of the stuff at the bottom of the list.
Holidays are for food, fun and family. Remember that money can’t buy the memories of time spent and memories shared so enjoy each other. Happy Holidays!
We want to help keep Fort Sill and Oklahoma looking beautiful. Starting small, with storm water runoff for example, is an easy way to make a difference. Polluted storm water runoff can have many adverse effects on plants, fish, animals, and people.
Sediment can cloud the water and make it difficult or impossible for aquatic plants to grow.
Sediment also can destroy aquatic habitats.
Bacteria and other pathogens can wash into swimming areas and create health hazards, often making beach closures necessary.
Debris—plastic bags, six-pack rings, bottles, and cigarette butts—washed into water bodies can choke, suffocate, or disable aquatic life like ducks, fish, turtles, and birds.
Household hazardous wastes like insecticides, pesticides, paint, solvents, used motor oil, and other auto fluids can poison aquatic life. Land animals and people can become sick or die from eating diseased fish and shellfish or ingesting polluted water.
Properly disposing of debris and waste is simple and can make a difference in our environment. For information about disposing of household hazardous waste call the Environmental Quality Division at 580-442-3266.
Need money for college? Applications for the 2018 Corvias Foundation scholarships for children and spouses of active-duty service members are available after November 1 at corviasfoundation.org.
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Community Offices Closed Until 10am November 1st
Community Offices Closed in Observance of Veteran’s Day November 10Th
Community Offices Closed Until 10am November 15th
Community Offices Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving November 23rd & 24th