December 2: Advent

December 2-10: Hanukkah

December 16-24: Las Posadas

December 21: Winter Solstice

December 25: Christmas

December 26-Jan. 1: Kwanzaa

December 26: Boxing Day

The Markland/Wiles office will be closed on these days: Friday, December 14, Monday & Tuesday, December 24 & 25, Monday, December 31 & Tuesday, January 1, 2019


In the winter time, your ceiling fans should turn clockwise on the lowest speed to draw cooler air up to mix with the lighter warm air to make it easier to keep your apartment warm and make your unit work less.

We recommend keeping your thermostat at 67 degrees during the winter to keep your heating bill down.

Keep your bedroom and bathroom doors open.


WHEN THE TEMPERATURE takes a nosedive there’s always the danger of frozen pipes. Keeping your water pipes from freezing during winter is really important. Here are some tips to help make sure the water stays on during the coldest days of winter:

Keep your heat on. Heating costs are always a concern during winter, but keeping the heat on, even minimally, will help avoid frozen pipes.

Let your sink drip. A steady drip of water from at least one sink in your house helps keep the warmer-than-freezing water moving from the source through your house. It’s when water stops moving that pipes can freeze.

Open your kitchen cabinets. Leaving cabinet doors open allows heat to circulate near the pipes, which helps keep them from freezing. It’s one of the best tips around.

If you’re going to be away, set your thermostat. No lower than 60 degrees is our best advice. That’ll keep your place warm enough to prevent any potential problems from popping up.

If — despite your best efforts — you wake up one morning and the

water’s not running, don’t wait for things to thaw, especially if the day

stays cold. More water can build up and freeze. Call us ASAP if you have

frozen pipes and we’ll get our crew over to help.


We love the fact that Markland/Wiles is pet friendly. We also love to keep things looking pretty. Lately there have been reports of people not picking up after their dogs. We’re prepared to review video and issue fines to offenders. Reminder: it’s a violation of your lease if you don’t pick up after your pet.


If you have an emergency involving air, heat, or a major water leak, please call (417) 864-6303 immediately. For all other repairs and concerns, please log in to your Rent Café account to submit a request for service.

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