JULY 2001

Happy Birthday America!!
It’s Independence Day! 225 years ago our country became a nation. And we have gone on to become the most blessed and prosperous nation in the world. The blessings of liberty that we enjoy today were costly to those who came before us. And they should never be taken for granted by us. So let’s celebrate our Independence-in a responsible manner. Not just on the 4th of July, but every day of every year that passes. We have a great heritage as a nation. Let’s make sure we pass our history on to our children so they understand what we are celebrating!

As we celebrate
Let’s not forget that it is against the law to set off fireworks within the city limits of Broken Arrow. AND JOHANNA WOODS IS IN THE CITY LIMITS OF BROKEN ARROW. Therefore it is illegal to set off fireworks in Johanna Woods. As tempting as it may be to light those firecrackers at the end of the driveway or in the street-DON’T DO IT! All residents of Johanna Woods have agreed to abide by all state, city, local and federal laws at all times. Please make sure you are in compliance with this -and save those fireworks for a spot out in the country. Whatever you do, please be careful as fireworks can be very dangerous and as dry as it has been this year, that certainly makes them a greater hazard. Be Careful.

Last year the City of Broken Arrow sponsored a public fireworks display, but will not be doing so this year. However, there will be several public displays throughout the Tulsa area. For more information about these events you can contact the City Of Tulsa Convention and Visitors Bureau at 599-6116 or go online at Tulsa.com.

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!!

It’s 10:00, Do You Know Where Your Children Are?!
This line aired over 3 decades ago before the local news each night and is still a relevant question for our time. Broken Arrow has a curfew law because children and young people don’t need to be walking up and down the streets after a certain hour of the night. Call me old fashioned, but this is how it should be! Not every- one thinks this is a good thing, but it is. Now if you are a resident and you see kids out and about after 10:00, call the Police. Tell them you want the curfew laws enforced in your community. It will make our neighborhood a safer more secure place to live. And if you are a parent you need to make sure that your kids are home when they are supposed to be. Let’s keep our community safe!

For Johanna Woods Only…
Are you or your kids interested in Martial Arts? One of our residents happens to be an instructor of traditional Korean Martial Arts. This month he is offering a special to all Johanna Woods residents. Classes are held at his facility in Broken Arrow and you can try out a class for free. For more information about this program, an insert is included with each newsletter. Check it out!

Changes Are Coming to Your City Trash Collection Services
Effective July 2nd, the City of Broken Arrow will implement a new schedule for trash collection. Since Johanna Woods is on the North side of town, our regular collection days will continue to be Mondays and Thursdays, but there will be one important change. Currently, when a holiday falls on Monday-as many of them do- there is no trash service in Johanna Woods until our next scheduled pick up day on Thursday. With the new schedule, when there is a holiday on Monday, we will have trash service on Tuesdays AND Thursdays that week. This is a much better plan for us!

Please remember…don’t set your trash out at the curb until the morning it is to be picked up. We have a lot of four-footed scavengers around who would love to sort through your trash for a snack! And they leave such a mess when they are done. Also, be sure that all your trash is bagged up and securely tied before placing it at the curb. Thanks for your help!

Cook’s Corner
Potato Casserole

32 oz Frozen Hash Browns- Cubed
8 oz Sour Cream
1 stick Margarine
8 oz Velveeta Cheese
1 onion-Chopped
1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Pepper to taste

Thaw potatoes in the refrigerator overnight and place in large casserole dish or crock pot. Melt margarine and cheese together and stir in soup until smooth. Add all other ingredients to the potatoes and stir until all are mixed well. Cook in conventional oven for 1 hour at 350 degrees. If you want to use the crock pot, cook for 4 hours on low.

These are absolutely wonderful and complement just about any meat dish. We
love them served with grilled or smoked meats! Enjoy!