October 2017 Newsletter

The New Pavilion is Open!
After several months of construction and some weather delays, the new Johanna Woods outdoor pavilion is open! Just in time for cooler, fall weather we are now accepting reservations for your family gatherings. We held a grand opening celebration on September 23rd to introduce this brand new amenity to the community. Invitations went out to every address in Johanna Woods and we were pleased to provide a picnic style lunch of hot dogs with all of the trimmings, as well as some fun activities for our youngest residents. We are very excited about being able to offer this outdoor area to our residents and we already have some folks planning to put it to use. We are also grateful to the owners of Johanna Woods for their commitment to the community and their desire to provide first class amenities. If you want to use the pavilion, please call us. The area offers a gas grill, covered picnic area, play space for the little ones and lots of room for your event—all in an attractive and private setting!

“We’re Burning Daylight”
This phrase, made famous by John Wayne in the movie, “The Cowboys” back in 1972 is just another way of saying, “hurry up, we’re wasting time”! And if you are not finished with your home inspection list, you are also running out of daylight. In August we began to lose about 2 minutes of daylight each day and that will continue to increase until the winter solstice in December. We have to be done with our outside work long before then! Re-inspections are well underway and just as the days are getting shorter, the amount of time available to finish your chores is getting shorter and shorter. As someone who frequents mobile home parks in Oklahoma and several other states, let me assure you that Johanna Woods is NOT an ordinary, run-of-the-mill community. Our four-sided inspections and awesome residents are the reasons we are not! Don’t let the cooler days slip away! As fall arrives, “let’s git ‘er done”!

New Neighbor News
Johanna Woods offers a hearty welcome to Emersyn Mae Hutchins who joined our community on August 22, 2017. Congratulations to parents, Mykah and Hunter as they begin their crash course in Parenthood!
We would also like to welcome all of our other new neighbors to the community! We are glad you are here!

Our American Heritage
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. It is substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government.” From the Farewell Address of George Washington 1796

Fall Cook’s Corner
Outrageously Good Chicken Nacho Dip
1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, drained
1/4 cup diced green onion
16 ounces Velveeta, cubed
1 1/2 TBSP taco seasoning mix
2 TBSP minced jalapeno pepper, or to taste
2 large cooked, skinless, boneless chicken breasts, shredded
1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup sour cream

Place the diced tomatoes, cheese cubes, chicken meat, sour cream, green onion, taco seasoning and jalapeno pepper into a slow cooker. Cook on high, stirring occasionally until the cheese has melted and the dip is hot, 1 to 2 hours. Stir in the black beans and continue to cook for 15 minutes until beans are heated through. Serve with your favorite chips and garnishes.

Recycling Reminder
As you pick your mail up each day, please remember that the blue trash can at the end of the mailboxes is being used to collect junk mail for recycling. It is clearly marked and for now we are taking the contents to a recycling location a couple of times a month. The City of Broken Arrow is planning to begin a curbside recycling program at some point, but until they do, we want to do what we can to recycle and be better stewards of the natural resources we have been given! We appreciate your help!

Community Calendar
October 1st—Rent is Due.
October 6th– Unpaid rent is late and subject to a $25.00 late fee.
Welcome Fall!