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2016 Elections Guide

Primary season is underway, and the U.S. presidential election is a mere nine months away.

We encourage you to explore World News Digest's 2016 Elections Guide to become more informed.

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Winter Weather--Be Prepared!

Winter weather is upon us.  Get your family and home ready by knowing your winter weather terms. 

Freezing Rain - Rain that freezes when it hits the ground, creating a coating of ice on roads, walkways, trees and power lines.

Sleet - Rain that turns to ice pellets before reaching the ground. Sleet also causes moisture on roads to freeze and become slippery.

Snow Flurries: Light snow falling for short durations. No accumulation or light dusting is all that is expected.

Thanksgiving Trivia

Why is Thanksgiving observed on the last Thursday in November? 

Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old magazine editor, wrote a letter to Lincoln on September 28, 1863, urging him to have the "day of our annual Thanksgiving made a National and fixed Union Festival." She stated that only the chief executive had the power to make the holiday, “permanently, an American custom and institution.”

Prior to this, each state scheduled its own Thanksgiving holiday at different times. President Lincoln responded to Mrs. Hale's request immediately.

Free Landfill Days in Tulsa

The next scheduled free landfill day is this weekend October 24th-25th.

Tulsa utility customers can dispose of unwanted items, with some exceptions noted below, on those days. 

Participants must show a City of Tulsa utility bill or a driver's license with an address within the Tulsa city limits in order to be admitted to the landfill.

Quarry Landfill
13740 E. 46th St. North.
7am to 3 pm 

City Hosts Prescription Drug Take-Back Event

A prescription drug take-back event is scheduled for citizens to properly dispose of unwanted medications and prescription drugs on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 am - 2 pm at three locations in Tulsa:

  • 71st and Sheridan -- Reasor's parking lot -- 7114 S. Sheridan Rd.
  • 41st and Yale  -- Reasor's parking lot -- 4909 E. 41st St.
  • Pine and Lewis -- Save-A-Lot parking lot -- 1526 N. Lewis Ave.

Prescription drug abuse is one of the issues Mayor Dewey Bartlett focused on his public safety series, Safer, Stronger Tulsa.