Where Will You Find Two of The Most Beautiful Manufactured Homes in Oklahoma?
In Johanna Woods of course! In our May Newsletter we announced a contest that was being sponsored by the Oklahoma Manufactured Housing Association. They were looking for the prettiest homes in the state-and they were awarding cash prizes for the winners! What a deal!
Now, of course, I knew immediately that Johanna Woods had to be involved in this contest! So I contacted our resident photographer, Dave Crowley, and asked him to take some pictures and we entered some of our residents and their homes. AND WE WOWED ‘EM! We had the 2nd and 3rd place winners-out of the whole state of Oklahoma! How ’bout that! The contest judges were given only the pictures that were submitted and had no idea where the homes were located. They were asked to judge the entries based on site selection, placement, landscaping and overall appearance.
And the winners are…

Netta Parish at 3700 Johanna Blvd. Way to go Netta!
Georgia Tabler at 2813 E. Montpelier St. Way to go Georgia!

Thanks to both of you ladies for keeping your homes in such lovely condition. And to all of our residents who work hard painting, planting flowers and doing so many other things to beautify your homes, Keep Up The Good Work! I believe there is a contest each year and we will be looking to send new entries each year. And you know, even without a contest, we all win when we make Johanna Woods a more beautiful place to live. Thanks to all of our residents that allowed me to submit pictures of your homes. I think they all should have won !

Holiday Cook’s Corner
Golden Turkey Casserole
1 Chicken flavored bouillon cube
1 1/4 C boiling water
1/4 C butter or margarine
1/4 C chopped onion
1/4 C chopped green pepper
1/4 C all purpose flour
1 teasp salt 1/4 teasp pepper
3 C diced, cooked turkey
2 C cooked rice
1/4 C chopped pimiento
2 Tabsp. grated parmesan cheese
Topping 1/4 C cornflakes-crushed
1 Tabsp. melted butter or margarine

Cooking Instructions: Dissolve bouillon cube in boiling water; set aside to cool. (You can substitute 1 1/4 C turkey or chicken broth if you prefer) Melt 1/4 C butter in a medium skillet. Add onion and green pepper and saute until tender. Add flour, stirring until smooth and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add bouillon or broth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Stir in salt and pepper. Combine turkey, rice, pimiento, parmesan cheese and thickened sauce and mix well. Spoon into a greased 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Combine cornflake crumbs and 1 Teaspoon melted butter, mixing well. Sprinkle the topping mixture on top of the casserole. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serves 6. Thanks to Teresa Kinnard for this delicious recipe. It’s good!

The Right to …
One of the saddest things I see happening today is the blurred distinction between rights and privileges. A right is something we are inalienably entitled to. Such as life, liberty, etc. A privilege on the other hand is a special benefit that is granted to us because we have attained a certain status or reached a certain age. The big difference here is that a privilege can be lost. So where does voting fall? is it a right or a privilege? The short answer is that it is both. As American citizens we have the Constitutional right to vote for our elected officials. But as citizens of the greatest country in the world it is also our great privilege.
We are at an extremely important time in the history of our country as we decide who will lead us into – and in – the next millennium. Let us weigh our choices carefully and consider the fundamental freedoms that our Nation was founded on as we decide the issues and the candidate that should carry us forward. And Let’s Vote!! Privileges are not only lost through abuse or misuse-they are sometimes lost due to neglect. With our rights and privileges comes responsibility. Let’s Vote!

Have Some “Stuff” to Get Rid Of?
Maybe the better question would be who doesn’t have some “stuff” to get rid of? I am sure we all do, but sometimes it’s the difficulty is in finding a place to dump it. If you take “stuff” to the landfill, they will charge you. If you put some “stuff” out by the curb, the city won’t pick it up-or if they do, they could charge you. What’s a pack-rat to do when it’s time to get rid of some of the “stuff”. Well, maybe we can help. We have a large dumpster in the storage yard and Floyd reminded me the other day that the city has a free dump day once a year. So, I wondered why we couldn’t do the same for our residents. Since I couldn’t think of a good reason why we couldn’t, I believe we will! Right now we are planning on a Saturday morning, early in December. Of course, there will be some items we can’t take, but start gathering up that “stuff” and look for more details in the December Newsletter !

For Johanna Woods Residents Only
Well, here you go! This month instead of the cable drawing we are going to have a turkey drawing! And instead of just one winner, there will be 25 winners! Such a deal! Here’s how it will work. Everyone who has paid their rent by the morning of November 6th will be eligible for the drawing. Each drawing winner will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to Reasor’s to help with the purchase of a Thanksgiving Turkey. Don’t like turkey? That’s okay, since it will be a gift certificate you can use it for a Thanksgiving ham, or a Thanksgiving chicken leg, or a Thanksgiving sausage, etc., etc,……. At any rate it’s $10.00 for you, from us-just because you live in Johanna Woods! Such a deal! Winners will be announced in the December issue of the Newsletter, so get those rent checks in!