AUGUST 2000

Not In My Neighborhood
Friday morning, June 30th, there was a young man driving through our community in a very dangerous manner. He was careening around corners, honking his horn, driving way too fast and had there been someone in his path, there would have doubtless been an accident.

One of your neighbors and mine, Greg Lyons, heard and saw what was going on and decided this was not going to happen in his neighborhood!

Greg quickly called the police, they responded and the appropriate charges were filed.

Thanks, Greg, for being a concerned resident of Johanna Woods and for doing something about a potentially dangerous situation.

If you see something happening in OUR neighborhood, take action, call the police! Wouldn’t you want your neighbors to do the same to protect your home or family? I don’t want anyone in our community to put yourself in harm’s way by confronting someone who is doing something wrong. All I ask is that you call the police and then me, so that the proper action can be taken to protect our community. We all live here and we are all in this together.

Johanna Woods Resident on Winning T-Ball Team!
Our very own Randi Giangrecco, age 6, was part of the Catoosa Cowboys T-ball team that recently competed in 3 major tournaments to finish 3rd in the city of Tulsa. That’s 3rd out of 97 teams in the league. Way to go! Watch out for these kids in the future with a start like that, the Drillers better look out!

Outdoor Cook’s Corner – Grilled Chicken Salad
6 Boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 pound ziti, macaroni or corkscrew pasta, cooked and drained
1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
2-1/2 cups sliced celery
1 medium red onion, chopped
1/4 cup minced fresh dill or 5 teaspoons dill weed
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2/3 cup olive or vegetable oil
Leaf lettuce, optional

Grill the chicken breasts over medium-hot heat for 15-18 minutes, turning once, or until tender and juices run clear. Remove from grill and place in a single layer on a platter and sprinkle with lemon juice and set aside. In a large bowl, toss pasta, red pepper, celery, onion and dill. Slice chicken crosswise into thin strips; add to pasta mixture. To the juices, add vinegar, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper; whisk well. Add oil very slowly in a stream until dressing is thickened. Pour over salad and toss. Serve in a lettuce-lined bowl or on individual lettuce-lined plates. Yield: 6 servings – and it’s good!

For Johanna Woods Residents Only
One of our residents, Pam Hughey, along with her family has opened a restaurant on 51st Street between 129th & Garnett.. The name is Shiloh’s and they want to invite their Johanna Woods neighbors to come and eat with them! Talk about Southern hospitality! For the month of August, you will receive a 10% discount off your meal total just by taking your copy of the newsletter with you when you go there to eat.

I have not been there yet, but I had some people in the office the other day that were telling me just how good it was! A copy of their menu has been provided with this copy of the newsletter. My favorite part of the menu of course is the dessert section and they have quite a variety of pies and cobblers to choose from. I hope you will take advantage of this “Johanna Woods Only” special and go by and see them. I am sure they would be pleased to serve you!

Trying To Beat the Heat – A Little
If you spend any of your day outside, you know just how unbearable it is in the late afternoon. Because of the dangers of long exposure to these hot temperatures, our maintenance crew is working an adjusted summer schedule. They start a little earlier so they don’t have to be out in the worst heat of the day. I realize that hearing a weed eater or lawnmower at 7:00 in the morning is a little bothersome, but please bear with us until the temperatures break a little.

If you have to be out in the heat, be sure you drink plenty of water. If you begin to have a headache or feel faint, you might be experiencing heat stress and need to take a break.

Our kids love to be outside and it doesn’t seem like the weather bothers them as much, but they also need to be encouraged to drink extra fluids. And don’t forget the sun screen

Your dog or cat needs fresh water more often right now. And if your pet likes to travel with you remember that the heat builds up very quickly inside your car when the air is turned off. Also, if you have an outside pet make sure they have some shade so they can escape the sun.

Is It Time for School to Start – Already?
Where has the summer gone? If you’re like me, you probably feel like it just got started. But on August 24th, Broken Arrow Schools will convene for the new year. If this news is a reality check for you, better get out there and enjoy the rest of the summer. There’s not much left! If you have not yet gotten your pool pass come by the office and pick one up. If you can’t get here during office hours, call me and we can set up a time to get you one!