City View E-newsletter April 2017

TEXT TO 9-1-1 

Call if you can, text if you can't. 


You can now send a text message to 9-1-1 to request emergency help. We recently implemented the Text to 9-1-1 service in Midwest City.  The text service does not replace calling 9-1-1, but the option is intended for:
 
·   Medical emergencies that render the caller incapable of talking
·   Callers who need to remain silent or discreet
·   People with speech or hearing disabilities

Traditional voice calls to 9-1-1 are still the fastest and most efficient way to receive emergency help so texting to 9-1-1 should only be used when you are unable to call.

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NEW SOLDIER CREEK TRAIL OPEN


The new Soldier Creek Trail opened in Mid-America Park recently. It is a .65 mile, 10-foot wide trail from the intersection of NE 10th and Midwest Blvd to Mid-America Park. The trail extends the existing trail network from SE 15th along Soldier Creek all the way to Mid-America Park.

Funding for the new trail came from Federal Transportation Enhancement (TE) funding which was applied for in 2010 and awarded in 2014. The cost of the trail is approximately $700,000 with about $190,000 (27%) being from the City and $510,000 (73%) federal dollars.

Lighting will be installed this winter by OG&E


Mid-America Park is one of the parks that will benefit from the GO Bonds approved by voters in August 2018.  Improvements will include a disc golf course and a new playground.

Walkers on the new trail
Major Ed Pulido

NOV 11 VETERANS DAY PARADE GRAND MARSHAL - ED PULIDO

 
The Grand Marshal for the 2019 Veteran’s Day Parade is Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) who is the Senior Vice President of the Folds of Honor Foundation, a veteran’s charity that provides scholarships for the spouses and children of the fallen and wounded.
 
Pulido is also a founding member of Warriors for Freedom Foundation, a leadership institute focused on the mental, physical and wellness support of our wounded veterans and their families. He is the Founder of Warrior Nation, a movement focused on the rights of liberty, freedom and patriotism.

Pulido attained the rank of Major in his 19-year military career and on May 16, 2005 was medically retired from the United States Army.
 
On August 17, 2004, Major Pulido hit a roadside bomb, while serving with the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team under the command of General David Petraeus. Due to the extensive injuries to his left knee, doctors had to amputate his leg on October 1, 2004.

For his heroism and valor on that August day, the President of the United States, along with General David Petraeus, awarded him the Bronze Star with Valor, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, and Joint Service Commendation and Achievement Medals.

UPCOMING EVENTS


November 1-3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Neighborhood Initiative Annual Food Drive at Sam’s Club. This food drive helps many families in our community.

November 11 is the annual Veterans Day Parade  The Grand Marshal of the Parade this year is Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.)  (See above article for more information) The parade is from 10 a.m. to noon and starts at Century Blvd and SE 15th St.

November 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. is the Walk the Lights event in Joe B. Barnes Regional Park at 8700 E. Reno Ave. Adults are $5 and children 12 and under are free. There will be treats, crafts and an appearance by Santa. Come walk the Lights before the Holiday Lights Spectacular event opens for cars!
 
November 22 is Opening Night for Holiday Lights Spectacular from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Joe B. Barnes Regional Park. On Opening Night there will be special performances by local children’s choirs, free hot chocolate, and a special guest!  
Holiday Lights Spectacular will be open from November 23 through Christmas night.

November 23 is Light the City night! We’ll be meeting at Charles J. Johnson Park in Town Center Plaza for the countdown to light the 40 foot mega tree! The event is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the tree lighting happening promptly at 6:30 p.m. 

We’ll have live entertainment, a holiday-themed food truck, your favorite Christmas characters and fun for the whole family!
 
NEW!!! We are inviting everyone in the community to Light the City by turning on all Christmas Lights all across the city — in residences and at businesses — at 6:30 p.m.  Let’s make Midwest City glow at 6:30 p.m. on November 23rd. Help us “Light the City”!

For more information about events in Midwest City, visit the Calendar on our website at midwestcityok.org.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


If you or someone you know is looking for new employment opportunities, you can visit the job opportunities section of our website.  

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