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Last Weeks News -Hello from our home to your home, the weather had been beautiful. The trees are changing color and slowly falling to the ground. I went to Redbud and called games for the residents there. We had a great time visiting. While I was at Redbud the residents and staff were having a baby shower for Amber Pierce.
Amber works the three to eleven shift and is loved by everyone. Amber is having a boy. Residents and staff enjoyed playing games. Staff served up a cake decorated
with blue teddy bears. Men’s Club met and they deep-fried Oreo cookies using Marion’s recipe. Of course, he gave it to the men, instead of the women.
While in Men’s club they painted on our noise makers for the Golden Age Games. Evelyn Harper called games in the afternoon, followed by a meeting of
the Golden Age Games Members. Wednesday morning Ava Victory Academy 1st grade class was here and they shared a story, and sang several songs to the
residents. They also handed out pictures they had colored. Students visiting with us were Hannah and Rebecca Evans, Rylan Adams, Josh Williams, Brenna Rodgers, Amelia Emerson and Sammie Lee. We appreciate Mrs. Crystal Johnson for bringing her class to our home. The students also enjoyed taking pictures around the fish pond. In the afternoon it was time for the Monthly Birthday Party. Joann Lawrence, Sonia Howerton and Roy Murrill entertained the residents with music and song. Several residents are having birthday’s this month, they are Mary Alice Emerson, Herman Rossner, Wanda Moore, Basil Lakey, Veva Hann, Margie Burke,
Tom Hawkins and Anna Worthy. Residents also remember that it was Roy’s birthday too. We also appreciate Anita Kirkland, Pauline Murrill and Ella Doran for helping
serve the cake. The cakes were baked by the Star Worker Club. Darlene Sorenson played horseshoes in the afternoon. The Cardins were here visiting with
several residents. Ava Full Gospel Church was here at 5:30 for Wednesday Church services with the residents. It is so nice, that their youth want to be a part of
the nursing home ministry. Thursday morning Ruth Evans was here and the residents enjoyed making coming home card for Ms. Ashley. She will be getting out of the burn unit this week. Our prayers are with her.
Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center sponsored a dinner for Redbud Village. Mindy Stout cooked hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. Tonya Cutbirth,
Sharon Karcher, Shelly Schroeder and Connie Burris helped serve potato salad, baked beans and a choice of apple or cherry cobbler. The residents at Redbud are an awesome group of people.
Games were called in the afternoon followed by a trip to Sonic. Residents enjoyed the trip, looking at the Fall scenery. Friday morning Karen Sellars helped out with Nifty Nails. The 1st Sonshine Group was in the morning followed by games in the afternoon.
Congratulations to Norm Talbert on getting to go home. Our prayers and sympathy are with the families of Hettie Cooper and Mabel Sexton. God Bless You From Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO.
News for 10/27/10 –
Hello from our home to your home, the weather continues to be beautiful during the fall days. We appreciate all of our churches who visited with us during the week of
October 16th to October 24. We had Saturday morning church with Norma Stillings and Tom Hawkins. Saturday afternoon Kendall Fortner came. Larry Moore was here for Sunday school and in the afternoon Ava United Methodist Church was here with Pastor Mark Blakey. The singing group FAITHFUL was here in the afternoon, a large crowd attended both services. Ava Assembly of God hosted Communion Day for the residents instead of the afternoon service. Pastor Buddy Boyd
went from room to room giving communion. Residents spent the week getting ready for the Golden Age Games. 1st Sonshine Group, Karen Sellers, Darlene
Sorenson, Evelyn Harper, Abby and Melanie Lathrom and Bill and Jeannette Cardin volunteered last week. Ava Student Council adopted several residents and they
all enjoyed a dog show put on by Yorik the Wonder Dog. Everyone had a great time, residents love the special attention that the kids give them. Residents are still
talking about the kids. After the pet show, Ava Head Start visited with us and helped us practice getting ready for the Golden Age Games. Alesia King and Stacy Martin
got to see their grandchildren sing and interact with the residents. The kids enjoyed playing soccer. Mrs. Sandy’s class also enjoyed the fish pond.
On Thursday night we held our Fall Family Night and it was a huge success, lots of food, pies and great music. We appreciate Rod Humbyrd for getting together the group of musicians who played.
They are Rod Humbyrd, Wayne Anderson, Lyle Ray, Sonia and Harlin Howerton, Athel Jackson and Todd Miller. Residents and family members loved the music.
We appreciate our dietary staff for the great food. Door prizes were won by Darrell Lakey, Ruth Evans, Athel Jackson, Henry Prine, Carolyn Calhoun and Diane Mayberry.
We appreciate everyone who attended.
Our hearts were truly saddened by the death of Herschel A. Pahl, a devoted solider, father and husband. This man will be missed so much. Our prayers and sympathy are with the family.
We would like to welcome new residents to our home. They are Basil Miller, Bill Whittaker and
Melvin Hunt. God Bless You From Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO.