Friday, October 12th is the last day to register to vote for the November 6th election. The complete candidate list and state questions have been provided below. Please go to the Oklahoma State Election Board for further information. Shepherd Historic is in the following jurisdictions: US Congressional District 5, State Senate District 46, and State House District 88
The City of Oklahoma City, in partnership with the Tree Bank Foundation, is making 1,000 free trees available to citizens as part of the “Great OKC Tree Give-Away.” This is the sixth time the Tree Bank and the City have teamed up for the effort, and to date, over 5,000 free trees have been distributed to Oklahoma City citizens. Funding for the program is provided through a grant from the Houston-based Apache Foundation.
Individuals who want a free tree must pre-register for one. Registration begins Tuesday, October 9 at 9 a.m. There are two ways to register:
1. Citizens may go online to www.okc.gov/releaf and click on the registration link.
2. Citizens without computer or Internet access may call (405) 604-0041.
Only citizens living inside the corporate limits of Oklahoma City are eligible to receive a free tree. This includes residents who are served by Oklahoma City police and/or fire. Having an Oklahoma City utilities bill is not a sole qualifier. The program is open to private residences only, and there is a limit of one tree per household.
Thursday, Oct. 11, 6:30-8:00pm
Neighborhood Candidates Forum
Come hear the Candidates in the
HD 88 race and the Ok. County Sheriff's race
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
Putnam Heights Elementary School
NW 36th and Georgia
Putnam Heights Preservation Area
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Homeless Alliance has developed an innovative program to help homeless people who want help. Basically, instead of handing panhandlers cash, you would purchase bus vouchers and hand them a bus voucher so they can receive help at the WestTown Campus dedicated to taking a comprehensive approach to fighting homelessness in OKC
In response to increased perception of panhandling, Downtown OKC approached the Homeless Alliance for assistance in 2005. Although research revealed that most panhandlers—almost 80% – were not actually homeless, the Homeless Alliance developed a plan to address the problem.
The result: an initiative that solves multiple problems.
Here’s how it works: First, you purchase a book of 5 vouchers for $5. When approached by a panhandler, give them a voucher instead of $1.
Each voucher includes information on the downtown homeless shelters and a bus ticket to get there. If the person is truly in need the voucher is better than $1, and if not, the voucher isn’t very attractive.