Good for the soul. We feasted on fine fare and friendship at yesterday’s Senior Pot Luck. A cornucopia of camaraderie! The theme was fall and the comfort food was only surpassed by the fellowship. Exactly what Linda and I needed after 4 days on the road. There are some amazing cooks that are proud of their dishes. It is also an excellent opportunity for your scribe to learn about the local people and their history. We count it among the best experiences of living in Indiahoma. The Pot Luck is at noon each third Wednesday of the month.
Congratulations to Chuck’s Corner! I have yet to pass the parking lot and not find it nearly full. Filling a real need for locals. The egg, sausage, and cheese biscuit my first foray into breakfast, tasty!
Police Beat: There has been a presence in Indiahoma beyond what any of us could have expected. A lot of tickets being written for not wearing seatbelts. I have to admit this is something foreign to me. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association 52% of all accidents occur within 5 miles of home, and a whopping 69% occur within 10 miles from home.
Police Beat II: Quite the dust up at the apartments on Big Bow. There have been multiple police responses recently. More and more Indiahomans tiring of the free ranging dogs that threaten our children. An even bigger concern is the drug activity that occurs in the low income housing. I see it, you see it, we all see it. When we moved here we were told by a resident “Even the tweakers are nice.” I disagree and in fact see them as a stain on our community. This is close to me not only as a neighbor but because it was my Grandma Katie that donated the land for the apartments- with the stipulation it become a senior living facility. She’d be rolling if she knew of the shenanigans. There are some good people that live there and take pride in their apartments and rented properties. These are the residents that deserve to live there. The management company is in Cache, it is time Indiahoma has a liaison with the group to express concerns and fears.
The list of properties that are delinquent on taxes has been published. It is incumbent upon our citizens to make sure these properties don’t end up as yet another junkyard. These properties should be converted into homes or at least cleaned up and maintained.
Block 026, Lot 0008
Block 32 Lot 0008
Block 007 Lot 0009
Block 30 Lot 0004
Block 9 Lot oo27
The properties are published in the Lawton Constitution as well as instructions on how/when/where to bid.
Power to the people! New transformers going up on Showplace between Dillon St. and Big Bow. Progress, one small step at a time, but we are headed in the right direction.