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Hello from our home to your home. We are two weeks away from the Golden Age Games and excitement is in the air. Crafts projects are being finished up. The maintenance men are working on the tractor they are building for the residents. Our barn scene is done and all we lack is the table decorations.
Norma Stillings played the piano Saturday morning followed by Saturday morning Church. Maxine Lirley called Pokenno in the afternoon. Alesia King got the residents moving and grooving during morning exercise.
Sunday, a group of residents went to Thornfield General Baptist Church for the service and had dinner afterwards. Residents going on the trip were Virginia Gaulding Hutchings, Coy Turner, Maxine Lirley and Willene Adams. We enjoyed the ride to the church looking at the fall colors along the way. Coy and Virginia pointed out where several people live, or had lived, in the places along the way. It was a good trip,
and when we got back it was time for church with 1st Southern Baptist Church. A large crowd from the church attended and helped bring the residents down to the church services. Larry Moore was here for Sunday school. The Nimble Thimble Quilting Club was here quilting on a quilt painted by the residents.
They will start a new one next month. Quilters were Wanda Huffman, Ruth Evans, Colleen Lakey, Marie King and Norma Frye. Residents enjoyed coming by and watching the ladies work on the quilt.
Mrs. Norma Stillings, our Ombudsman, was here for the Resident Council meeting on Tuesday and she visited with several residents.
It was wonderful having Darlene Sorenson back. She had been on several trips this summer and we all missed her. Horseshoes were played in the main lobby. Jeff Smith was here from
Three Rivers Hospice, and he preached an awesome sermon. Jeff and the residents sang several old time songs. Wilda Potter, Evelyn Harper, Abby and Melanie Lathrom called games for the
residents during the week. Karen Sellars and Josie Wiley helped out with Nifty Nails for the residents.
Going to Sonic this week and taking a country van ride were Maxine Lirley, Jean Morrissey,
Willene Adams, Laura Lansdown and Anna Worthy.
We would like to welcome Bertha Matthijetz as a new resident to our home. Congratulations to Norm Talbert on getting to go home last week.
We were saddened by the deaths of Earlene Oxley and Hettie Cooper. Our prayers are with their families.
God Bless You From Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO.