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Last Week’s News – Hello from our home to your home. I missed the deadline for last week’s news, so I will do two weeks of news this week. Life Church was here on September 5th for the afternoon service, residents reported that a very large crowd attended the service from the church and from our home. Girdner Church was here for the afternoon service on September 12th. Residents reported an awesome turnout for the service.
The monthly birthday party was held with Roy Murrill, Joann Lawrence, Lee Harley Allen, and Lee Jones. Happy birthday was sung to the following residents: Bob Box, Bill Herrington, Beverly Metcalf, Bonnie Sherrill, and Dorothy Siler. Birthday cakes were provided by the Ava General Baptist Church. The following ladies helped serve the cake and ice cream: Katherine Coats, Maddie Hubey, Pat Bellman, Theresa Jones, Betty Moore, and Ella Doran. Everyone had a good time, the music was great and the cakes were delicious. The Cardin’s were here in the afternoon to visit with residents in their rooms. Yorik the Wonder Dog was here for a visit with the residents; several residents look forward to this visit. Yorik is a volunteer with Hospice Compassus. The Sonshine Group is very faithful each week. The numbers in their group is growing and residents have a very good time. It is always a race against time getting everyone’s nails done before the guitar man gets here.
The Cooking Club made grape and apple jellies in the morning. Ruth Evans had the residents busy with getting the jars ready, measuring out the sugar and juice, and getting the jelly to set-up. They are now enjoying eating the jelly at breakfast time. Ava Full Gospel Church was here Wednesday for church services with the residents. It’s nice having them back again. Residents have been out on country van rides, Sonic trip and they have been enjoying the beautiful weather outside. The patios are very popular this time of year.
Gentry Church was here Sunday the 19th and everyone enjoyed the wonderful singing and preaching. We are getting ready for the Golden Age Games, if anyone has any old overalls they would like to donate to the home, please call Connie at 683-4129 or drop them off at our home.
We would like to send our sympathy and prayers out to the family of Leona Hurst.
Congratulations on Norma Frye on getting to go home last week. We will miss her, but she is still going to work on our dolls for us to give out at Christmas time. We would like to welcome new residents to our home. They are Virginia Gaulding Hutchings and Kathleen Harnden. God Bless You From Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO.
This Week’s News – Hello from our home to your home. Fall is approaching with a gentle cool breeze, early in the morning. Residents have enjoyed the cool down. We appreciate all the churches who visited with us last week. Larry Moore was here for Sunday school. Faith Rock Church was here in the afternoon for church service. Sis. Betty Hesterlee led the service. Kendall Fortner was here Saturday afternoon. Kendall is from Calvary Baptist Church. Norma Stillings played the piano Saturday morning followed by church service with Bro. Tom Hawkins.
Monday morning the residents enjoyed a musical put on by the Fa-La-La’s. Marlene Cobb and her group put on a wonderful program. Music is the key language everyone can relate to and enjoy. I appreciate all my wonderful groups who do come and play for us. Diggins Church was here Thursday night for church service with the residents and staff.
Residents enjoyed fishing at the S&H catfish pond. We appreciate Mickey and Rhonda Sallee for all the excellent help they gave us. Residents enjoyed the sandwiches that Rhonda made them. They couldn’t believe the different choices of sandwich meat that they had to choose from. Tony Hodges had Rhonda make him a sandwich of liverwurst, turkey and bologna. When you buy a sandwich out at the country store, you are getting a big sandwich with the works. Jean Morrissey was the first one to pull a big catfish out of the pond, followed by Janice Grooms. The ladies were leading the men in the fishing department until they went to lunch, then Tom Hawkins and Basil Lakey started catching fish. Residents going on the trip were Tom Hawkins, Basil Lakey, Tony Hodges, Murrill Alms, Janice Grooms, Maxine Lirley and Willene Adams. Helping out with the fishing trip wee Mike and Connie Burris, Ellis and Emmalyn Stephens, Marion Billups Joe Novak and Marilyn and Rodney Alms. Marilyn came down and had lunch with Murrill and Rodney.
Jeff Smith was here from Three Rivers Hospice for Memory Lane with the residents. Evelyn Harper was back from vacation, Evelyn volunteers for Hospice Compassus. Ruth Evans was here and everyone enjoyed a country van ride which started off going to Ava Drug for ice cream. We decided to go down Happy Home Road and up to east 76. Residents going on the trip were Ethel Posey, Peggy Jenkins, Willene Adams, Maxine Lirley, Laura Lansdown and Margie Burke. We picked wild grapes and had a good time visiting with each other about flowers and canning and who lives there and who used to live there.
On Friday residents threw a baby shower for Marci Caudill. Marci is in Medical Records and she is having a boy. The baby’s name is Tripp. Cake and punch were served to the residents. Games were played and won by Peggy Jenkins, Janice Grooms and Wanda Moore. Marci was thrilled with her gifts.
We would like to welcome Mike Hough to our home. Congratulations on Marie Long for getting to go home this week. Please remember if you have any old overalls you would let us borrow please call Connie at 683-4129. God bless you from Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO.