• Keep clothes dryer trap clean for fire safety

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  • Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities
    Improperly maintained clothes dryers are a leading cause of 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 good air flow. 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.
    Office closures
    The FLFHC offices, including the Self-Help Store, will be closed Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Normal business hours will resume Jan. 22. Residents who have a maintenance emergency or wish to submit a work order when the offices are closed can call the 24-hour maintenance line at (913) 651-3838.
    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. 18.
    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. 18. 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. 18.
    Families can nominate themselves each month for this award but can only win once per calendar year. All monthly winners receive a $25 Visa gift card. Monthly winners will also be eligible for the Super Saver of the Year award.
    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 is felt around windows or door frames. This will be helpful with energy conservation.
    Page 2 of 2 - 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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