MAY 2006

THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Tornado Safety
In April, we had the need to use our storm shelters. As a result, of that experience, it seems we need to review some safety and warning procedures, before we need to use them again. First, it must be re-stated that pets are not allowed in the storm shelters or in the basement. No matter how often this is stated, pets always show up at the shelter door with their owners during a storm. Please, leave the pets at home. They will not be allowed inside the shelters or basement. If you bring them and are not comfortable turning them loose outside, you will end up standing outside the shelter with them, hoping the storm goes around. We believe the safety of our human residents is far more important than the safety of the four-footed occupants. Secondly, it is important to stress that everyone watch the weather when storms are threatening. During the last storm, we had folks arriving at the shelters at all times, even while the worst weather was taking place. If we had been in the midst of a tornado, it is likely the shelter doors would have been closed and locked at some point. Stay informed and be in the shelter early. Finally, if you have small children, keep them seated beside you. We cannot have children running in and out the doors, or up and down the basement steps in the midst of an already stressful situation! Watch the weather and stay safe!

Johanna Woods Pool Opens May 26
The pool opens for the summer at 5:00 pm on May 26th. Pool passes can be picked up beginning Saturday, May 20th. The office will stay open until 8:00 pm Monday and Tuesday night the 22nd and 23rd and until 9:00 PM on Friday so passes can be picked up. After that, passes will be available only during office hours. Pool monitors CAN NOT issue pool passes, so make note of this schedule. No one, whether they are swimming or not, may be admitted to the pool area without a current pool pass. There is plenty of time for everyone to get signed up before the pool opens. Don’t wait until the last minute to get your pass! At the end of the season, we will ask that the passes be returned. Beginning this year, we will charge a fee of $1.00 for each pass not returned to the office in good, re-usable condition.

Johanna Woods Receives Citizen of the Year Award
On the 8th of April, 2006 Johanna Woods was honored by the Police Department of Broken Arrow with their Citizen of the Year Award. The award was presented at the 20th Annual Broken Arrow Police Department Awards Banquet and was accepted by the Owner of Johanna Woods on behalf of, “everyone who made it all possible…the loyalty of our residents, the professionalism of our management and the determination of the owners to make Johanna Woods the best mobile home community in Oklahoma.” The award was presented in the area of Public Safety and in recognition of the fact that the owner made a substantial and completely voluntary contribution to Public Safety with the construction of the Johanna Woods shelters. It was fitting indeed that many of the residents of Johanna Woods found themselves taking refuge in those shelters just a few days before this. Congratulations and Thank You!

Italian Cook’s Corner
Fettuccine Alfredo
8 ozs uncooked fettuccine (about 3/4 cup each serving)
1/2 C butter or margarine
1/2 C heavy whipping cream
3/4 C grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Chopped fresh parsley
Serving Tip: Serve with a salad and Garlic Bread for a quick and complete meal.

Cook fettuccine as directed on the package. While this is cooking, heat butter and whipping cream over low heat, stirring constantly until the butter is melted. Stir in cheese, salt and pepper. Pour over drained fettuccine and stir until well coated. Sprinkle with parsley. Strips of grilled chicken can be added for a quick and delicious meal! (Yields 6 servings)

Free Dump Day In Broken Arrow
Since many of us are doing our Spring cleaning right now, you might like to know that the City of Broken Arrow wants to help! They will be having a free dump day on Saturday, May 6th, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. Just take your throw-away items to the Public Works Facility at 1700 W. Detroit and they will take them off your hands. This is the same place you picked up your trash bags in April. You can take any normal trash or brush to them and it can be discarded for free! So, get out there and clean out that storage building, empty that closet in the spare bedroom and get that “STUFF” out from under the bed! If you have any questions about whether or not they will accept certain items, you can call 251-5311 and find out for sure! Get ready, get busy and clean, clean, clean!!!!! We all have “stuff” and clutter!

Just For Fun…Some “Chocolate” Math?
Your Age by Chocolate!
Work this out as you read along. Be sure you don’t read the last part until you have worked it out! 1) First of all, pick the number of times in a week that you would like to eat chocolate (more than once, but less than ten) 2) Multiply this number by 2, just to be adventurous! 3) Add 5 to the new total. 4) Next, multiply this new total by 50, we’ll wait while you get the calculator…5) If you have already celebrated your birthday this year, add 1756. If you have not, add 1755. 6) From this new total, subtract the year that you were born. You should be left with a three digit number…the first digit was your original number (refer to step 1) and the last two numbers are…YOUR AGE! Oh, yes it is! Pretty neat, huh? But a lot of work for a little fun. This is the only year (2006) it will work, so do the math and share the fun quickly!