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    Improperly maintained clothes dryers are a leading cause for home fires.
    A dryer should never be used without its proper lint filter. Lint traps should be cleaned often to maintain the appliance’s performance and longevity. Failure to clean lint traps can cause the appliance to perform poorly and possibly overheat.
    A clothes dryer must also have a good air flow because improper dryer ventilation can lead to a house fire. If lint has built up in the dryer exhaust, contact the Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities Maintenance Department at (913) 651-3838 to schedule a work order.
    For more information on home fire safety, visit www.nfpa.org.
    FLFHC would like to thank all residents for performing the proper maintenance on their home appliances.
    Decoration contest
    Congratulations to the Libby family of Nez Perce Village, the Mitchell family of Kickapoo Village and to the Ritter family of Pottawatomie Village for being selected as the2017 holiday decoration contest winners. Winners will receive a $25 Visa gift card and will be featured in an upcoming FLFHC newsletter.
    Holiday closures
    FLFHC offices and the Self-Help Store will be closed Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Normal business hours will resume Jan. 16. To report a maintenance emergency or submit a work order when the offices are closed, call the 24-hour maintenance line at (913) 651-3838.
    There will not be bulk item pickup on Jan. 15 and all village services will be delayed one day the remainder of the week.
    Snow, ice removal
    Residents are responsible for the removal of snow and ice between any common sidewalk or road and the front or back door and driveways.
    Residents are asked not to use salt products to deice around their homes because it can damage the concrete.
    Decoration removal
    Residents are reminded to remove all holiday decorations within two weeks following the holiday.
    Tree disposal
    Barren Outdoor Solutions will be picking up live Christmas trees daily through Jan. 12. Residents need to place trees on the curb without lights or ornaments. Artificial trees will not be picked up.
    Cooking class
    FLFHC will partner with The Depot to present a “Breakfast for Dinner” cooking class 6-8 p.m. Jan. 24 in the community center at 220 Hancock Ave. While the event is currently full, residents can be added to the waiting list by calling (913) 682-6300 or e-mailing fhc@tmo.com.
    Refer a friend
    Wouldn’t it be great to be able to pick to your neighbors? Residents of Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities can. For each eligible resident referred, who is new to the area and signs a six-month lease, both the referrer and the referred will receive $250.
    Page 2 of 2 - Limit one referral name per new resident. New residents must take occupancy within 45 days of application. The referral source must be listed on the application and be a current resident to qualify. Other restrictions may apply.
    Retirees, civilians
    Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities is offering leasing opportunities to military retirees, Department of Defense civilians and Department of Justice civilians.
    Beautiful and historic Fort Leavenworth has much to offer families, including a safe and secure environment in which to live, work and play; excellent schools; and convenient proximity to Kansas City, the surrounding metropolitan area and the many attractions the Midwest has to offer.
    Contact FLFHC for more information and availability. Select neighborhoods and a variety of homes and styles are available and restrictions may apply.
    A few of the amenities available to those who live on post include lawn service and 24-hour maintenance services. Residents also have access to the FLFHC Community Center, which features a state-of-the-art fitness center, a playroom, a gourmet kitchen and community room that can be reserved for events, an outdoor seating area and a playground.
    Updating information
    Residents are asked to report changes, such as changes in rank, family composition or contact information, by visiting the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. to update information.
    Birthday drawing
    Have a child with a birthday in January? Come by the Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities office at 220 Hancock Ave. to enter him or her into the monthly birthday drawing. All submissions must be received in the FLFHC office by Jan. 19.
    Coloring contest
    Children’s coloring contest sheets are available online at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com and at the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. Entries must be received by Jan. 19. Contest winners will receive a prize and have their artwork published in the FLFHC newsletter.
    Super Savers
    The Super Saver program is designed to promote conservation in the home and increase awareness and understanding of the information on resident utility statements.
    Residents can nominate themselves for the Super Saver of the Month award by submitting a nomination form, which can be found on the FLFHC website at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com. Bring the form and a copy of the most recent utilities statement to the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. by Jan. 19.
    Utilities tip
    Check weather stripping on exterior doors and windows. Call the FLFHC Maintenance Department at (913) 651-3838 if light can be seen or a draft felt around windows or door frames. This will be helpful with energy conservation.
    Watch for more community event announcements on Facebook, followed by a One-Call Now e-mail message with event details. And don’t forget to follow FLFHC on Twitter. Visit the FLFHC website at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com for downloadable forms and other useful information.
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