AUGUST 2007

The Long View – Long Term Associations
Did you ever have a family doctor that retired? Or a trusted service provider that closed a business or moved? It’s difficult to know who to call when something like that happens. Long term associations are built over time by working with people over and over and being confident that they know what they are doing- and that you can trust them. When you have to find someone new to trust in a hurry it can be a little unsettling. One source we all use when faced with a situation like this, is input from friends and acquaintances. When someone we trust tells us about someone they trust, it helps relieve a little stress from the situation. Long term associations are important, especially when we have a problem and need help. Johanna Woods has worked with plumbers, electricians and other service providers over the years who specialize in maintaining manufactured homes and their systems. You might not think that’s too important when you just need a plumber, but it is. Someone who doesn’t work on manufactured homes routinely may be able to fix something for you, but they might charge you more than someone who does. And if they don’t know what they are doing they might create more problems. If you have a problem with your home, call us. We can probably direct you to someone that we have worked with for a long time. Take advantage of the long term associations we have built over the years!

Cat Trouble!
We are having a real problem in Johanna Woods with cats being allowed to roam the community at will. As a result, we have kittens being produced that are nearly wild, and they are creating havoc in our neighborhood. One of these cat families took up residence under a home and caused damage to the underside and ductwork. If you have a pet cat you must keep it indoors. This is not only a Johanna Woods rule, but it is Broken Arrow City law. We will be working very closely with animal control to put out traps and do everything we can to get this problem under control. Please help us by keeping your cats inside in accordance with community rules and city law. If we catch your cat, it will be taken directly to the city animal shelter. Keep them in!

Back To School Cooks Corner

Caramel Snack Mix
Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter 1 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup white corn syrup 1 cup almonds
1 cup packed brown sugar 1 (12 ounce) package crispy corn and rice cereal
Directions:
Preheat oven to 275° F. Spray a large roasting pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a medium-sized microwave safe bowl, mix the butter, white corn syrup and brown sugar. Microwave for 2 minutes until butter melts. Stir to mix evenly. Place the cereal, pecans and almonds into the coated roasting pan. Pour the melted butter mixture over the cereal and nuts and mix carefully and gently until all are coated. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and continue to stir occasionally as the mix is cooling so that it does not harden into one big lump.

Broken Arrow Schools Start August 9th!
The summer has flown or… floated by?.. and it is already time for school to start! We will soon see school buses coming and going on a daily basis. And the kids will be gathered waiting for them or walking to meet them. Please be aware of your speed and watchful for this increase in activity in the mornings and afternoons. We want our roads and our entire community to be safe for all!
Summer Safety Tips
Each year in America more people die from heat related illnesses than from lightning strikes, tornadoes, hurricane, floods or earthquakes combined. And each year we try and provide you with some tips to help keep you safe. Here are some ways to avoid becoming a heat-related statistic this year. If you have to be outside:
1-Increase your intake of non-alcoholic and non-carbonated drinks, such as water and juice. 2-Wear light colored, loose fitting clothing. 3- Wear a hat to protect your head and neck. 4-Slow Down. Save more physical activity for early morning or cooler days.

Proper Lawn Care
Well, it has finally been dry enough lately for most of us to get into a normal lawn care schedule. For a while, it seemed like it was never going to stop raining! Now, summer has arrived in all its blazing glory and no one wants to get out and mow in all this heat. Sadly, we have little choice but to do so. As you make lawn care a part of your summer-time schedule, please remember these guidelines. If you blow grass clippings into the street, please make sure they are cleaned up. Nothing can detract from the neat look of a freshly mowed lawn like a street that is littered with grass clippings! Also, be sure to trim or edge all concrete surfaces so they don’t look overgrown. A lawn does not look very neat when there are fingers of grass crawling over the curb and into the street. If you have a fence make sure it is neatly trimmed and that all areas around your home, porch and any storage buildings are neatly trimmed as well. A nicely mowed and trimmed carpet of green around your home looks very inviting. But a shaggy, unkempt lawn with overgrown curbs is an eyesore. Let’s make sure we look our best this summer!

For Johanna Woods Only!
Summer has arrived, school is about to start, temperatures are soaring and it is just plain hot! So, to help keep you cool, help get the kids ready to go back to school or just for you to use anyway you want to, we will be giving away $50.00 in cool summer cash in August! Your on-time rental payment is your entry for the drawing, so don’t miss this opportunity. It’s just for you and just because you live in Johanna Woods! Such a deal. Get those checks and money orders in here for your entry!

Re$ident Referral Reward$
Another way to put some extra cash in your pocket is through our resident referral program. If you know someone who is looking for a new place to live, tell them about Johanna Woods! We are currently offering a $1,000.00 move-in incentive for anyone who meets our residency requirements and brings a home into our community. As a resident, if you tell someone about us and they buy a home that is here or bring a home in, you will get a month of free lot rent! It’s a win-win deal. We get a new resident, they get a new home, or place to live, or both, and you keep a month’s lot rent! What a deal! Some of your friends and neighbors have already taken advantage of this deal. What’s keeping you from being next?

Oklahoma! Our Centennial
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Statehood for us! On November 6th, 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th state in the Union. The next few newsletters will highlight some facts about our history that you might not know. We hope you will find this series of interest. For example…Did you know that more astronauts have come from Oklahoma than from any other state in the Union? Owen Garriott from Enid, Tom Stafford from Weatherford, Shannon Lucid from Oklahoma City, William Pogue from Okemah and the late Gordon Cooper from Shawnee!